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Imprint of Adi Shankaracharya apparent in contemporary India: President
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that imprint of eight century theologian Adi Shankaracharya are still apparent in contemporary India.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Rs 3.5 lakh crore needed for internal security in 2020-25: MHA
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday said it had informed the 15th Finance Commission about its budgetary requirement of more than Rs 3.5 lakh crore for internal security and other responsibilities between 2020-25.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Domestic roadblocks impacted India's export prospects in 2017-18: PHD Chamber
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Buisness body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday said that the "after-effects of demonetisation and teething problems of GST" have significantly impacted the potential of exports growth.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Karnataka CM to contest from second assembly seat
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will contest also from Badami assembly constituency in the state's Vijayapura district in addition to Chamudeshwari in Mysuru, a Congres official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
IPL: We have been batting well as a unit: Agarwal
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal on Saturday said their batsmen have been doing well in this Indian Premier League so far after their nine-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) via Duckworth-Lewis method here.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Jet to inspect four 'CFM56-7B' engines after global safety directives
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Saturday said that it has commenced the mandated engine inspection of four 'CFM56-7B' engines which power some of the Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL: Karthik questions D/L method, vouches for VJD
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik termed the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method "strange" and vouched for Indian counterpart of the rule, the "VJD method", after his team lost to Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets in a rain-truncated Indian Premier League (IPL) game here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Protest against rape takes centerstage at Akassh Aggarwal's show at IRW
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Protest against rape and female molestation was the main theme in Jewellery designer Akassh K. Aggarwal's show at India Runway Week here on Saturday when acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal walked the runway.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian Tigers beat Russian team in WSB tie
Rohtak, April 21 (IANS) Indian Tigers defeated Patriot Boxing Team of Russia 3-2 in a Word Series of Boxing (WSB) tie here on Saturday evening.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
No unfairness in selecting ministers: Amarinder
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) With accusations being made by his own party legislators that he picked up only his loyalists as ministers in his government, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday that the selections were made to give representation to all categories.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Shamita Shetty prepping up for 'The Tenant'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Shamita Shetty is excited about her next film "The Tenant", which will be helmed by Sushrut Jain.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IPL: Pant, Iyer guide Delhi to 174/5 against Bangalore
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Shreyas Iyer (52) and Rishabh Pant (85) helped Delhi Daredevils (DD) post a fighting 174/5 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Bengal SEC fixes April 23 for filing of panchayat poll nominations
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Acting on a Calcutta High Court order, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday fixed April 23 as the extended deadline for filing of nomination papers for the coming panchayat polls in the state, an official notification said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TDP's Balakrishna faces BJP protest for using derogatory words against PM
Hyderabad/Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) Derogatory words used by senior Telugu actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator N. Balakrishna against Prime Minister Narendra Modi triggered protests by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Karnataka BJP MP Sreeramulu contesting assembly polls
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) BJP's Lok Sabha MP from Karnataka's Ballari, B. Sreeramulu on Saturday filed his nomination papers to contest the May 12 assembly elections from Molakamuru seat in Chitradurga district.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Getafe earn 1-0 away win over Eibar in La Liga
Eibar (Spain), April 21 (IANS) Getafe on Saturday defeated Eibar 1-0, moving one step closer to finishing the Spanish football league in Europa League-qualifying position.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Atletico coach says Costa unlikely to play first leg vs Arsenal
Madrid, April 21 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone on Saturday said injured forward Diego Costa may not appear in the upcoming first leg of the Europa League semi-finals against Arsenal on Thursday at Emirates Stadium in London.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nadal eliminates Dimitrov, to play for 11th Monte Carlo title
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 21 (IANS) World No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain beat Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday, advancing to fight for his 11th title at the Monte-Carlo Masters.
2018-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Amarinder welcomes death penalty for rape of minors
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday hailed the Central government's ordinance paving the way for death penalty in cases of rape of minors.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
JNU Engineering school set to open in July
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to open its new engineering college in July this year with 50 seats, which will be increased later, a varsity official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Naidu 'unhappy' over publicity for impeachment motion details
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is examining an impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, is learnt to have asked the Secretariat of the upper house of Parliament to see if there is a precedent on opposition members giving out details of such a motion to the media before it is examined.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Roma routs Spal 3-0 in Serie A
Ferrara (Italy), April 21 (IANS) As Roma routed Spal 3-0 on Saturday to move to the provisional third psoition in the Serie A football championship.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Heatwave conditions in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Heatwave conditions prevailed in Odisha with 12 places recording maximum temperatures above 40 degree Celsius on Saturday, the met department said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Gandhi family loyalist in Rae Bareli joins BJP
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Dinesh Pratap Singh, a confidante of former Congress President and Rae Bareli MP Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday joined the BJP in the presence of party chief Amit Shah. His younger brother and Zila Panchayat Chairman Avdhesh Singh also joined the BJP.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jet to inspect four 'CFM56-7B' engines after global safety directives
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Saturday said that it has commenced the mandated engine inspection of four 'CFM56-7B' engines which power some of the Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UAE participates in 34th Space Symposium in Colorado
Washington, April 21 (IANS/WAM) A high level delegation representing the UAE Space Agency participated in the 34th Space Symposium this week in Colorado.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Diplomacy
Philippines slams US human rights report
Manila, April 21 (IANS) The Philippines on Saturday slammed the US for raising concerns about alleged extrajudicial killings in the country and increase on police impunity in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Palestinian electrical engineer killed in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, April 21 (IANS) A 35-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead near his home on Saturday by two unidentified gunmen, police said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Several injured during Manipur protest
Imphal, April 21 (IANS) Several persons were injured on Saturday after the police fired tear gas shells in Imphal East district to control the crowd protesting against a decision of the state government to shift a hospital from Sagolmang to another constituency.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
40 crude bombs recovered from house in Bengal
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As many as 40 crude bombs were recovered from an abandoned house in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday.A
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Instead of death penalty, improve implementation of existing laws: Amnesty
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Human rights organisation Amnesty International India on Saturday termed a "knee-jerk reaction" the decision to introduce death penalty for those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12, calling on the government to improve implementation of existing laws to protect children from sexual abuse.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
North Korea freezes missile, nuclear tests; world hails move
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday announced freezing of its missile tests along with shutting down of a nuclear test site, a significant development that received a broad international welcome.
2018-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Congress hits back at Jaitley over revenge jibe
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday hit back at Union Minister Arun Jaitley over his remarks terming the impeachment move of opposition members as a "revenge petition", saying it is important to be "right" than to be on the "right side of powers".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab ride Gayle-Rahul show to beat KKR and top IPL table
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul made short work of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as they won by nine wickets via the Duckworth Lewis (D/L) method in a rain-truncated Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Income Tax sleuths seize cash, gold in poll-bound Karnataka (Lead, correcting Para two)
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Income-Tax (I-T) sleuths seized Rs 4.13 crore in cash and 4.52 kg gold jewellery valued at Rs 1.32 crore during raids conducted over the last three weeks in poll-bound Karnataka, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
DCW chief Maliwal to end fast on Sunday
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal, whose indefinite hunger strike to demand death for rapists of children continued for the ninth day on Saturday, said she would end her fast at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian American teen shot dead for firing on police
Washington, April 21 (IANS) An Indian American teenager wanted on a felony firearms possession warrant was killed in police firing after he used firearms on them in California, officials said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
PCB officials to arrive in Kolkata on Sunday for ICC meeting
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nazam Sethi and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Subhan Ahmed are slated to arrive in the city on Sunday to attend the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting next week.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Opposition move to impeach CJI suicidal, dangerous: Legal luminaries
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Several legal luminaries and a constitutional expert on Saturday decried the opposition's move to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, describing it as "unfortunate", "suicidal" and "dangerous".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Centre invites design suggestions for museum on PMs
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The central government has invited suggestions for architectural and interiors designs for a proposed museum dedicated to the Prime Ministers of India, with the winner getting Rs 10,000.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Zimbabwean woman held for drug smuggling
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A Zimbabwean woman was caught at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here while trying to smuggle five kg ephedrine drug valued at 35 lakh, a CISF official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three civilians injured in J&K clashes
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Three civilians sustained firearm injuries during clashes with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday during an anti-militancy operation, police said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
Golfer Gangjee second at Panasonic Open
Osaka, April 21 (IANS) India's Rahil Gangjee carded a third-round three-under 68 to trail South Koreas Hyungsung Kim by a stroke at the Panasonic Open Golf Championship here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
CPI-M differentiates between regional parties and Congress as allies
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) differentiates between regional secular parties and the Congress as far as alliances are concerned, senior leader Brinda Karat said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Life insurers' new business premium up 11% in 2017-18
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As many as 24 life insurers posted a 11 per cent growth in first year premium income to over Rs 1.93 lakh crore in 2017-18, as compared to about Rs 1.75 lakh crore collected by them in the previous fiscal.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Pakistani traders end protest after Army agrees to demands
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Traders from Pakistan's North Waziristan have called off a week-long protest in Islamabad after the Army agreed to compensate them for losses to their businesses owing to an anti-terror operation in the region, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Tripura urges Centre for relaxing norms to recruit over 12,000 teachers
Agartala, April 21 (IANS) The BJP government in Tripura has urged the Centre for one-time relaxation in academic and other qualifications to facilitate recruitment of 12,222 teachers to overcome their shortage in the state, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Education
Honda's Anish gets first point at Asia Road Racing meet
Adelaide, April 21 (IANS) Idemitsu Honda Racing India team's Anish D. Shetty snapped his first point of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) season in the second round at the Asia Production 250cc class on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Motorsports
Cabinet approves restructured scheme to make local bodies self-sustainable
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Saturday approved a restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) scheme aimed at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable and more efficient through use of e-governance vis-a-vis service delivery and transparency.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress promotes dynasty, we promote development: Amit Shah
Rae Bareli, April 21 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of pursuing politics of dynasty and conspiracy, BJP President Amit Shah demanded on Saturday that its President, Rahul Gandhi, apologise for the "saffron terror" remarks against his party.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Global trade in 2018 to be "overshadowed" by US-China dispute: EIU report
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Global trade will be "overshadowed by the ongoing dispute" between US and China in 2018, a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) has said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Laying of 2 new turfs for Hockey World Cup to be completed by June
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday said that laying of two new turfs at the Kalinga Stadium for the Men's Hockey World Cup will be completed by the end of June.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
IPL: Bangalore opt to bowl against Delhi
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Delhi Daredevils in the 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
PM urges civil servants to commit themselves to achieve a 'new India'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked civil servants to use technology to improve governance and commit themselves towards a "New India".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WHO includes Shimla doctor's protocol in new guidelines on rabies prophylaxis
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued revised guidelines on rabies prophylaxis by incorporating a low-cost treatment protocol recommended by a Himachal Pradesh government doctor for dog-bite patients.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Kathua girl's sedation, rape confirmed by medical experts: J&K Police
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch on Saturday said reports in a section of media regarding the Kathua rape-murder case were false and that medical experts had confirmed the sedation, sexual assault and subsequent murder of the eight-year-old girl.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More than 7,000 students visit IIT Delhi Open House
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) More than 7,000 students visited the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) as it opened its gates to school children on Saturday, showcasing a number of its innovations and technologies it developed in last one year.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Pakistan court directs Interior Ministry to decide Indian Sikh woman's fate
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Lahore High Court directed Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday to decide within 30 days the fate of Indian Sikh woman pilgrim who converted to Islam, married a Lahore-based man and moved the court for citizenship and visa extension.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Rise above difference to bring about change, urges Aamir
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan hopes that people unify, irrespective of their socio-political and economic differences, for the pursuit of bringing about positive change.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
IPL: Rain stops play between KKR, Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab looked on course to gun down 192 set by Kolkata Knight Riders when rain interrupted play in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday
London, April 21 (IANS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday celebrated her 92nd birthday, an occasion marked with gun salutes across the capital.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
61 players to join national women's hockey camp in Bengaluru
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Saturday named 61 women players for the Senior Women National Camp, commencing on Sunday at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre, Bengaluru.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sushma Swaraj arrives in Beijing, to hold talks with Wang Yi
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived on Saturday in Beijing on a four-day China visit where she will hold crucial bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ministerial-level meeting.
2018-04-21
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian, Pakistan army exchange fire across LoC
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The Indian and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday, defence officials said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Fresh nomination for Bengal Panchayat polls on April 23: SEC
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The West Bengal State Election Commission, after meeting with various political parties and representatives of the state government, selected April 23 as the extended day for filing nominations for the coming Panchayat polls, a senior official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal Panchayat polls: BJP boycotts SEC's all-party meet
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) A BJP delegation on Saturday boycotted the all-party meeting convened by the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC), accusing it of not allowing more than two of their members in the meeting and threatened to move to the court again, if necessary.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
9 new ministers inducted into Amarinder government; other hopefuls sulk
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Nine new cabinet ministers were inducted into the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab on Saturday, while two women ministers were elevated to cabinet rank.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Hero Team's Mena finishes 15th, Santosh 19th at Merzouga Rally
Merzouga (Morocco), April 21 (IANS) Oriol Mena and C.S. Santosh of Hero MotoSports Team Rally finished 15th and 19th respectively in the Merzouga Rally here.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Motorsports
South Africa calling for Sunny Leone (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone is heading to South Africa to shoot "Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone". She says this year has been one of the best years of her life.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Momina Mustehsan urges Ali Zafar to apologise
Lahore, April 21 (IANS) Popular singer Momina Mustehsan has urged actor Ali Zafar and all men who have violated a woman in any way, to acknowledge their fault and apologise unconditionally.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Is operating ratio of Indian Railways the worst: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday asked if the operating ratio of Indian Railways is the worst and added that if the ratio is close to 100 per cent or has exceeded it, that indicated a "comprehensive failure of management."
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Rajasthan aim to return to winning ways against Mumbai (Preview)
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals will aim to bounce back after suffering two consecutive losses, while Mumbai Indians will be in search of their second win when they face-off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
IPL-2018: KKR ride Lynn's 74 to post challenging 191/7
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode Chris Lynn's 41-ball 74 to post 191/7 in 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Death penalty for rapists of children: Maliwal to continue fast
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal, on the ninth day of her hunger strike, said she would continue her fast till the time the ordinance on the death penalty for rapists of children -- which was approved by the Union Cabinet on Saturday -- is not promulgated.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Teen who hacked top US officials gets 2 years jail
London, April 21 (IANS) A British teenager who hacked into a former US security chief's TV and taunted him by posting a "I own you" message on the screen, besides targeting CIA and FBI officials, has been sentenced two years behind bars on Friday
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Silence against hatred is complicity: Actress Swara Bhaskar
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Outspoken actress Swara Bhaskar, who has made a name for herself in Bollywood with strong roles in some offbeat films, says she loves to take hateful trolls head on as it very important "to expose the hatred and the low level of humanity of so many of these trolls" that are often paid for by vested interests.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Politics,IANS Life
Living up to professional demands: Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Stunts can be risky at 75, but that's not stopping Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan from doing any of it. He says there's always an effort to meet professional demands.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Himachal to fill 200 more posts of doctors
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has filled 262 posts of MBBS doctors through walk-in interviews and 200 more posts would be filled to meet their shortage in rural and far-flung areas, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
HDFC Bank declares 13% dividend on Rs 17,486 cr net profit
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Private HDFC Bank on Saturday said it closed last fiscal with a net profit of Rs 17,486.75 crore.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
DRI busts diesel smuggling racketin Andhra, TN
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a diesel smuggling racket in the guise of mineral spirit by some operators based in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh and here, an official statement said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gay rights of no importance in Kenya: Kenyatta
London, April 21 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that his country does not consider gay rights "relevant" as it goes against the cultural beliefs of Kenyans.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Equities surged on IMD's monsoon forecast, healthy IT earnings (Market Review)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Forecast of normal monsoon rains, along with healthy earnings in the IT sector, lifted the Indian equity markets during the week ended Friday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod for death penalty for raping children below 12
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that provides for death penalty to those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12 and life term for raping a girl below age of 16.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No parole for mafia don Abu Salem to get married
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Saturday rejected an application by incarcertated mafia don Abu Salem seeking 45 days parole for getting married, official sources said here.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP has prepares bands of 'rapist rakshaks': Brinda Karat
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has prepared bands of men who are "rapist rakshaks", CPI-M leader Brinda Karat alleged on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Custodial death case: Senior Kerala Police official transferred
Aluva (Kerala), April 21 (IANS) A senior Kerala Police official - Ernakulam's Superintendent of Police, Rural, A.V.George was on Saturday was transferred in wake of the ongoing Crime Branch probe into a custodial death in the district.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves Ordinance to confiscate properties of fugitive economic offenders
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to bring back defaulters of huge bank loans who escape to refuges abroad, the Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that would provide for attachment and confiscation of the properties of the economic offenders.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Punjab elect to field against KKR
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper R Ashwin won the toss and decided to field against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Red Cross officer killed in Yemen shooting
Aden, April 21 (IANS) A member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Yemen's Taiz province on Saturday, a security official said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Yemen,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Not doing anything on-screen was hardest: Banita Sandhu on 'October'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Staying still with her eyes shut and not doing anything on-screen was the hardest challenge for British Indian actress Banita Sandhu while shooting "October".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Missouri Governor indicted for misusing charity list
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The governor of the US state of Missouri has been indicted on a felony charge of computer tampering relating to his campaign's alleged procurement of a non-profit donor list without the charity's knowledge.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stronger people have sharper brains: Study
London, April 21 (IANS) If you thought hitting the gym only builds your physical strength, think again. A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that stronger people perform better in brain functioning tests.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sessions 'threatened to resign' if his deputy fired: Report
Washington, April 21 (IANS) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned the White House that he may resign if President Donald Trump fired his deputy Rod J. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Espanyol sack coach Flores
Barcelona, April 21 (IANS) La Liga football club Espanyol has sacked coach Quique Sanchez Flores and sporting director Jordi Lardin.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nushrat Bharucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cabinet approves restructured scheme for making local bodies self-sustainable
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Saturday approved a restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) scheme aimed at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable and more efficient.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Proud of being part of 'Bharat': Sunil Grover
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Comedian-actor Sunil Grover, who has bagged a role in superstar Salman Khan starrer "Bharat", says he is proud to be a part of the project.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer drawn into Cohen probe
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The former lawyer of two women who were paid to stay silent about thier alleged affair with Donald Trump, has been drawn into the federal probe into the US President's attorney, Michael Cohen.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Control your emotions and resume classes, Minister tells J&K students
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday advised students protesting over the Kathua rape-murder case to control their emotions and resume their classes.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
IPL: Confident Chennai up against Hyderabad (Preview)
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Fresh from a thumping win over Rajasthan Royals (RR), a confident Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 20th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Cabinet nod for death penalty for raping children below 12
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday approved an ordinance on the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infant raped, killed in MP; 1 arrested
Indore, April 21 (IANS) A four-month-old girl was sexually assaulted and murdered in Madhya Pradeshs Indore town, police said, adding that the accused has been arrested.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Users' data transmitted over 'HTTP' at great hacking risk: Kaspersky
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) As the Facebook data scandal refuses to die down, researchers at Russia-based Kaspersky Labs have revealed that unencrypted user data transmitted over insecure "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP)" is at heightened risk of hacking.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Beer belly bad for your heart
New York, April 21 (IANS) If you have developed a spare tyre, it is time you saw a doctor to assess your cardiovascular health as researchers have found that belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Apple loses $60bn over reports of weak smartphone demand in 2018
Taipei, April 21 (IANS) Apple lost over $60 billion in market cap in two days after Taiwan Semiconductor, Apple's biggest supplier, said in an earnings update that second-quarter revenues would be hit by "weak demand from the mobile sector".
2018-04-21
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology,Business/Economy
Income Tax sleuths seize cash, gold in poll-bound Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Income-Tax (I-T) sleuths seized Rs 4.13 crore in cash and 4.52 kg gold jewellery valued at Rs 1.32 crore during raids conducted over the last three weeks in poll-bound Karnataka, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod for death penalty for raping children below 12
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday approved an ordinance on death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why are many celebs shy of speaking up on issues like child rape? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
Barring a few, the Indian film industry has remained largely mute on the spate of savage crimes against women and children in the country.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
10 killed in Nicaragua protests over pension reforms
Managua, April 21 (IANS) Ten people have been killed in Nicaragua in three days of violent clashes between police and opponents of changes to the pension system, officials said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Nicaragua,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dainik Jagran lit fest faces boycott over Kathua rape fake news
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Several poets, writers, theatre activists and journalists have boycotted Hindi daily Dainik Jagran's literature festival "Bihari Samvadi" on Saturday to protest against its repeatedly publishing a news story claiming the eight-year-old Kathua victim was not raped.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadal hails performance after win over Thiem
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 21 (IANS) Spanish star Rafael Nadal said after his 6-0, 6-2 victory over Dominic Thiem in the Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals that he had been sharp in every aspect of the game.
2018-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Yashwant Sinha announces end of his association with BJP
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been trenchant in his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, on Saturday announced that he was snapping his links with the BJP and launching a countrywide campaign to save the democracy.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Healing herbs for new moms
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) New mothers who struggle with post-delivery weakness can find respite in natural ingredients which help heal the postpartum body, experts say.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
North Korea suspends missile, nuclear tests
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday announced its suspension of all missile tests and shutting down of nuclear test site, saying its quest for nuclear arms was "complete" and it "no longer needed" to test its weapons capability.
2018-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
CRPF trooper killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack
Raipur, April 21 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper has been killed during a gun battle between the security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There's a drama queen in me: Neha Kakkar
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Popular singer Neha Kakkar, who features in her latest music video "Oh Humsafar" with actor Himansh Kohli, says there has been a streak of a drama queen in her since childhood.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zayn Malik gets his shaved head tattooed
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik has added to his collection of body tattoos. This time, he has got inked on his shaved head.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Google's 'Chat' service a precious gift to cybercriminals: Amnesty
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Google's decision to launch a new messaging service called "Chat" without end-to-end encryption shows utter contempt for the privacy of Android users and has handed a precious gift to cybercriminals and government spies alike, Amnesty International has said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Roberta Flack falls ill at felicitation ceremony
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Roberta Flack was rushed out of the historic Apollo Theater here and was taken to the hospital.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big reforms made India fastest growing major economies globally: Garg
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The major reforms undertaken by the Indian government for raising economic growth and maintaining macroeconomic stability have made the country one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, said Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Students, security forces clash in J&K
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Clashes broke out between students and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Saturday despite the authorities shutting down most colleges and schools in the valley.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Natalie Portman doesn't want to endorse Benjamin Netanyahu
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman, who cancelled a planned trip to receive a prestigious Israeli award after a government official in the country slammed her, says she doesn't want to endorse Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nusrat Barucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
US, China, Japan welcome N.Korea's decision to suspend n-tests
Washington/Beijing/Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) The US, China and Japan have welcomed North Korea's decision to suspended nuclear tests and inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indian filmmakers scout locations in southern France
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Five representatives from the Indian film industry are currently on a five-day tour of the Occitanie region in southern France to explore possibilities for shooting movies.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Harvard alumni, now faculty, vote to form union
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Harvard University graduates now teaching at the institution have voted to form a labour union to bargain for higher salaries despite opposition from the management.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Education
Running marathon boosts immunity: Study
London, April 21 (IANS) Debunking the 'myth' that strenuous exercise increases infection risk by suppressing the immune system, a new study says that competing in endurance sports like marathon running may actually be beneficial for upping immunity.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nicaragua accepts dialogue call after protests
Managua, April 21 (IANS) Nicaragua has accepted a call for dialogue by the private sector to discuss a new set of social security measures, which have led to widespread protests and violence in the country that killed at least five persons and injured around 100 in three days.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Nicaragua,Politics
From 'sui-dhaaga' to sustainable fashion: Rural women weavers find new identity
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) What happens when women from "silai schools" in rural India up the ante under the expert guidance of fashion designers? They not only hone their skills and amplify their earning potential but also learn about fashion, gain confidence and respect and the permission to move out of their homes.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Strong winds knock down Myanmar clock tower
Yangon, April 21 (IANS) A strong wind has knocked down an old clock tower in Myanmar's Sagaing region, media reported on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
World Cup spurs soccer trading card frenzy in Peru
Lima, April 21 (IANS) The return of the Peruvian national team to the World Cup after a 36-year absence has spurred a boom in sales of player trading cards and stickers across this South American nation.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Mönchengladbach thrash clueless Wolfsburg
Mönchengladbach (Germany), April 21 (IANS) Borussia Mönchengladbach remained in the hunt for European slots with a 3-0 win against Wolfsburg, who sit uncomfortably close to the Bundesliga drop zone.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Nihal Singh was the last of the Gentlemen Editors (Comment)
These are such desperate times for journalism that S. Nihal Singh's departure at 89 triggers memories about a phase in the profession that dreams are made of.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Opinion/Commentary
Leganes, Deportivo in goalless stalemate
Leganes (Spain), April 21 (IANS) Leganes will have to wait at least another week to assure themselves of staying in the top tier of Spanish football after managing only a 0-0 draw against 18th-place Deportivo La Coruna here.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sportswoman accuses Karnataka doctor of rape, probe on
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), April 21 (IANS) A prominent international level sportswoman from Maharashtra has accused a Karnataka doctor of raping her for two years, police said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anupam Kher wraps up 'The Accidental Prime Minister' schedule
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has wrapped up the London schedule for his upcoming political drama "The Accidental Prime Minister".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Freak accident kills 7 in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, April 21 (IANS) In a freak accident, a child apparently disengaged the hand-brake of a car leading it to roll down a roadside gorge killing seven persons, including four women and a child, police said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shun plastics, plant more trees, create behavioural changes (April 21 is World Earth Day)
Earth -- our home -- is a truly magnificent place. Around 8.7 million species have lived and evolved on this planet over and across time immemorial. It is a purely vibrant place we inhabit -- and it is in grave danger.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Carrie Underwood shows close-up photo of face with scar
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) After suffering a scary accident in November that left her with over 40 stitches on her face and a broken right wrist, singer Carrie Underwood has shared a close-up photograph of her scars.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Global showbiz world pays tribute to music genius Avicii
Los Angeles/Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Tributes came in abundance for Swedish DJ Avicii, whose demise has left the global showbiz world in shock. He was a young, talented, genius and passionate music artiste, who shaped sounds for the pop music industry, said the celebrities.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
BJP seeks action against Balakrishna for verbal attack on Modi
Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded action against senior Telugu actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator N. Balakrishna for using objectionable language while targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Decomposed body near Kovalam may be of missing Latvian woman
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Ths sister and friend of a Latvian woman, Liga Skromane, who went missing in March, on Saturday identified a decomposed body recovered from near Kovalam to be of the victim, Kerala Police saidd.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raising a wolf to know our life's simian and vulpine choices (Book Review)
Title: The Philosopher and the Wolf; Author: Mark Rowlands; Publisher: Granta Books; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 499
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Canon infusing AI into cameras for Indian millennials (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the millennials in India constantly strive to click that "wow" moment and instantly share it with friends on social media, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled cameras with "minds of their own" are the future that will create perfect shots for them, a top Canon executive has emphasised.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Skull surgery performed on Stone Age cow: Study
Paris, April 21 (IANS) For the first time, a definite example of cranial surgery has been found in a cow from Stone age that suggests that animal trials were held before graduating to humans, a study said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, France,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Apple offers battery replacement for some 13-inch MacBook Pros
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to compensate for some manufacturing defects, Apple has rolled out a battery replacement programme for its "non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro" devices.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Human beings versus stereotypes: Indian-American actor on breaking cliches (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) At a time when the diversity debate in Hollywood is getting bigger with every passing moment, the Apu controversy -- that emerged from the world of "The Simpsons" -- is not only alive but making headlines as well. But all is not lost.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,Diaspora,IANS Life
G20 financial leaders see downside risks to global economy from trade disputes
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Financial leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) have expressed concerns that trade disputes among major economies could pose downside risks to the global economy, Argentine Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian boxers will improve medals tally at Asiad: Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Praising his fellow boxers for their performance at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, star pugilist and gold medal winner Vikas Krishan Yadav asserted that the Indian squad will improve their medal haul at the Asian Games later this year.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Martin's Corner: The little store that became a local legend (Book Extract)
ATTN EDITORS: "Secret Sauce" is an in-depth look at 40 of India's most iconic and successful restaurants, not just as landmarks and must-visit destinations but also as businesses that have stood the test of time and upheld their standards of dining and culinary excellence. From a 100-year-old no-frills eatery in Bengaluru to an award-winning dine-out venue in Delhi, from inventive cafes to nationwide chains that have scaled admirably, this book is a sumptuous treat for aspiring food entrepreneurs, foodies, and anyone interested in the success secrets and inner workings of the restaurant business in India. This is the second of two exclusive extracts reproduced with permission from the publisher, Harper Business.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Russia advocates broader UN presence in Syria
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said building up the presence of the United Nations (UN) in Syria deserves attention as it will help collect reliable information.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Over 5 killed in Nicaraguan protests
Managua, April 21 (IANS) Violent anti-government protests that spread across Nicaragua in response to its social security system reforms have claimed more than five lives in three days of rioting, reports said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Nicaragua,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US human rights report criticises violations in India by both government, terrorists
New York, April 21 (IANS) The US State Department's human rights report criticises India for violations by police and security forces while at the same time noting the "serious abuses" by separatist insurgents and terrorists.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC, succumbs
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) A soldier injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Rajouri district, has succumbed to his injuries, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Twitter suffers another worldwide outage
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) For the second time this week, Twitter users around world faced difficulties in sharing their thoughts on the microblogging platform, the media reported.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Stolen UEFA Europa League trophy recovered
Mexico City, April 21 (IANS) The UEFA Europa League trophy has been recovered, two days after it was stolen, after a private exhibition in Mexico's Guanajuato state, officials said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Twitter bans Russia-based Kaspersky Lab from buying ads
Moscow/New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Twitter has banned Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform, stating that the company "operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices."
2018-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
'Sanju' to be mega blockbuster: Subhash Ghai
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) With just three days left for the teaser release of Sanjay Dutt's biopic "Sanju", Bollywood showman Subhash Ghai said the film is going to be amazing and a very big blockbuster.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It was a sunny and breezy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the maximum temperature set to touch 38 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Sanju' teaser to release on April 24 morning
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who is busy with the post-production of his upcoming film "Sanju", featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor, has confirmed that the film's teaser will be released on Tuesday morning.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Getting more women into formal workforce is priority for India: IMF
United Nations, April 21 (IANS) India must focus as a priority on ensuring that more women work in the formal sector as it continues with labour reforms, according to Ken Kang, the deputy director in International Monetary Fund (IMF) Asia Pacific Department.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Marx's 0-euro 'souvenir' bills are red hot
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) The German city of Trier is selling thousands of souvenir bank notes with a face value of zero euros in honour of revolutionary, political philosopher Karl Marx, and they are a sold out.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
IMF expects India's role to expand in Indo-Pacific region
United Nations, April 21 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade reforms, Ken Kang, the deputy director in IMF's Asia Pacific Department said on Friday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
US, Japan defence chiefs hold talks
Washington, April 21 (IANS) US Defence Secretary James Mattis has met Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and discussed the new US Defence Strategy, a media report said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Indian-American teen wins $100K in Jeopardy college quiz contest
New York, April 21 (IANS) Indian-American teenager, Dhruv Gaur, has won the $100,000 Jeopardy college quiz championship.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Education
Huge WWII unexploded bomb defused in Berlin
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) The authorities in Berlin on Friday successfully defused a 500 kg British WWII bomb found on Wednesday during construction work in the center of the city.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Human Interest/Society
Shawn Mendes undergoes therapy to cure anxiety
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Shawn Mendes says he is undergoing therapy sessions to stay on top of his mental health issues.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China launches database for stolen foreign antiques
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) The State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) in China launched a database on Friday for stolen foreign antiques to prevent them from entering and circulating in the country.
2018-04-21
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Qualcomm to lay off 1,500 employees to cut costs
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) US Chipmaker Qualcomm started to cut jobs at its facilities in California in order to meet the company's promise to investors to cut costs by $1 billion.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Treat sunburn, improve gastro immune system with yogurt
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Yogurt, the versatile dairy product, is filled with nutrition and is equally useful for skin and hair. Treat sunburns, acne and improve your immunity with yogurt, say experts.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
North Korea suspends nuclear, missile tests
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced the immediate suspension of nuclear and missile tests, media reports said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
Teen gets two years jail for cyber terrorism
London, April 21 (IANS) A British teenager was sentenced to two years behind bars on Friday after he was convicted of illegally obtaining the E-mail and phone accounts of senior US intelligence officials.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Porsche executive arrested in connection with Volkswagen scandal
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) German police arrested a senior Porsche AG executive in the wake of raids this week to gather evidence allegedly linking the sports car maker to Volkswagen AG's emissions scandal, prosecutors said on Friday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parineeti Chopra enjoys time out in Melbourne
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra says Melbourne's food culture, artistic vibe and natural beauty has impressed her.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
DJ Avicii dead at 28
Madrid, April 21 (IANS) World-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, his agent said on Friday. He was 28.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz
Prince Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth head
London, April 21 (IANS) Leaders of the Commonwealth have agreed that the Prince of Wales will succeed the Queen as head of the intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Matt Damon felt giddy while making 'The Great Wall'
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actor Matt Damon says there was a certain giddiness while making action-adventure fantasy "The Great Wall".
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turkish Parliament approves early election bill
Ankara, April 21 (IANS) Turkish Parliament on Friday ratified a bill to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, more than one year earlier than the scheduled date.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in West Bank
West Bank, April 21 (IANS) Palestinian protesters came into confrontation here on Friday with Israeli troops deployed in this important West Bank city, media reports said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, India,Politics
Sebi fines Suzlon Energy over Rs 1 cr for violation of SCRA
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi on Friday imposed a fine of more than Rs 1 crore on Suzlon Energy for violation of Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act (SCRA).
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL: Chennai crush Rajasthan by 64 runs
Pune, April 21 (IANS) Opener Shane Watson hit a fantastic 106-run knock as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 64 runs here on Friday to register their third win in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Indiabulls Housing Finance's Q4 net profit 22.6%
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Indiabulls Housing Finance on Friday reported a 22.6 per cent increase in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Swedish DJ Avicii dead at 28
Muscat, April 20 (IANS) Swedish DJ Avicii was found dead here on Friday. He was 28.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Oman,Cinema/Showbiz
Fresh vote better than Five-Star-League government, says Berlusconi
Campobasso (Italy), April 20 (IANS/AKI) Silvio Berlusconi, leader of Italy's conservative Forza Italia party on Friday said a return to the ballot box would be preferable to a coalition government between the populist Five-Star Movement and the far-right League.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italian President to 'reflect' over weekend on way out of political deadlock
Rome, April 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella will spend the weekend pondering how to form a government after several rounds of talks this month failed to end the political stalemate since the inconclusive March 4 national election, sources said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Shahid Kapoor to be a father again
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor on Friday announced he and his wife Mira Rajput are expecting their second child.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi arrives in Germany
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from Britain here on Friday on the third and last leg of his three-nation tour of Europe.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy
Targeting PM in Unnao, Kathua rape cases is concerted slur: Tripura Governor
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Terming the Unnao and Kathua rape incidents as "despicable, regrettable and condemnable", Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the two cases was a "concerted slur" and he cannot be held responsible for such incidents.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
By sacking adviser, you tried to destroy children's future, Sisodia to Modi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that sacking of Atishi Marlena as his adviser was an attempt at destroying the future of the children of Delhi.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Attempt to defame Hindus through Kathua case: Giriraj Singh
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Friday said as part of a sinister political design, attempts are being made to defame Hindus through the Kathua rape-murder case in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion
Siddaramaiah, JD-S chief, others file nominations for Karnataka polls
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) state President H.D. Kumaraswamy were among those who filed their nominations on Friday for the May 12 Assembly elections, taking the total nominations so far to 708.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Electrosteel acquisition by Vedanta is credit neutral, says Ind-Ra
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Ltd's acquision of 90 per cent stake in the stressed asset Electrosteel Steels Ltd (ESL) through insolvency proceedings was "credit neutral", according to a India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) report released on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Ceasefire pact with Nagaland insurgent groups extended one more year
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday announced it has extended a ceasefire agreement with insurgent groups in Nagaland for one year affecting from April 28.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CPI-M political resolution rules out alliance with Congress, agrees for 'understanding'
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday ruled out an alliance with the Congress party but nevertheless agreed to an "understanding" with it and other "secular opposition parties" inside and outside Parliament.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
IPL: Watson's ton lifts Chennai to 204/5 vs Rajasthan
Pune, April 20 (IANS) A fantastic 106-run knock by opener Shane Watson propelled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to 204/5 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
London's Crystal Palace given green light to redevelop Selhurst Park stadium
London, April 20 (IANS) South London's Croydon Council on Friday gave Crystal Palace Football Club its approval to go ahead with the redevelopment of its home ground, Selhurst Park, and convert it into a state-of-the-art football-coliseum with a capacity of over 34,000 spectators.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mamata welcomes Calcutta HC verdict on Bengal Panchayat polls
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed Calcutta High Court's verdict asking the State Election Commission to extend the nomination deadline and reschedule polling dates for the panchayat polls, saying her government wishes to complete the elections "as early as possible".
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Annoyed SC asks lawyer if his relative was raped
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked an advocate, who alleged that FIRs were not registered by police in rape cases which involve powerful politicians, if he had "any relative who was raped".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigerian, wife held on charge of duping woman in Delhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A Nigerian and his wife have been arrested on the charge of duping a woman of nearly Rs 15.5 lakh through a matrimonial website, police said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Another Reddy brother in BJP's third list for Karnataka polls
New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) The BJP on Friday released third list of 59 candidates for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, including Karunakar Reddy, one of the Reddy brothers from Harapanahalli in Ballari district.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat HC junks Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging his RS win
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected Rajya Sabha (RS) Congress member Ahmed Patel's plea against the admission of BJP's Balwantsinh Rajput's petition challenging the Election Commission (EC)'s decision that resulted in Ahmed Patel's victory in the RS polls last year.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Istanbul football derby suspended amid violence
Istanbul, April 20 (IANS) A Turkish Cup semi-final between two of the country's biggest clubs was abandoned amid unprecedented chaos, after the Besiktas coach was struck by an object thrown from the stands, an incident that shows violence is still common in Turkish football stadiums despite police efforts.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Plea against J&K anti-graft body's powers, SC seeks reply
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Jammu and Kashmir's State Accountability Commission (SAC) on an appeal challenging the SAC's suo moto powers to look into complaints against erring public functionaries.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Puranic period people had superhuman imagination or prototypes: Tripura Governor
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid controversy over Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deba's claim that internet and satellite communication existed in Mahabharata's time, state Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said people in the Puranic period either had superhuman imagination or some kind of prototypes otherwise they could not have conceived such ideas.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Agri-app to answer farmers' queries through live scientist
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Using a new mobile application, soon to hit the market, farmers can now have their crop-related queries answered through a 'chatbot' and this does not work, by a live scientist.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Fourth Kerala policeman arrested for custodial death
Aluva (Kerala) April 20 (IANS) A Kerala Police sub inspector, alleged to have used force which led to the death of a youth in police custody, was arrested here on Friday, said a top police officer.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Probe allegation against Haryana police officer: Court
Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) A district court has directed police to probe allegations against Haryana's senior IPS officer Bharti Arora, now the Inspector General of Police (Vigilance), and a Road Safety Officer (RSO), a lawyer said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC says MPs' public statements on impeachment unfortunate
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dubbed as "unfortunate" the public statements by politicians on the issue of the impeachment of members of the higher judiciary.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New Zealand PM wears Maori cloak to Buckingham Palace
London, April 20 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has created a sartorial stir by donning a traditional Maori coat to meet British Queen Elizabeth II during this week's Commonwealth heads of government meeting.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Three held for killing young computer specialist
Ghaziabad, April 20 (IANS) Two of the three young men who abducted a young computer expert from Ghaziabad and killed him after failing to get a ransom for his release have been arrested, police said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks SEC to announce fresh schedule
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations for the coming panchayat polls and finalise a new election schedule.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Surya, Rudresh selected for Football For Friendship programme
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Twelve-year-old football enthusiasts Surya Varikuti and Rudresh Gaudnour have been selected as Indias representatives at the sixth edition of the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme in June, it was announced on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Morocco, US sign three MoUs
Washington, April 20 (IANS/MAP) Three Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in the areas of energy efficiency, trade promotion and financing of innovative projects have been signed between Morocco and the US at the 4th Morocco-US Trade Forum here.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sunanda Pushkar case: SIT tells SC it prepared draft final report
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday was told by the Delhi Police's special investigation team (SIT) that after "thorough professional and scientific investigations", it has prepared a draft final report into the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
591 Russian hotels fined for inflating prices ahead of World Cup
Russia, April 20 (IANS) Russias consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor reported on Friday that a total of 591 cases of inflating hotel accommodation prices had been registered across the country in host cities of the 2018 football World Cup.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Lokomotiv footballer fined $16,300 for insulting doping control officer
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Lokomotiv Moscow FC footballer Igor Denisov was fined one million rubles ($16,300) for insulting a doping control officer during an out-of-competition testing earlier this week, a senior Russian anti-doping official said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
India's Forex reserves rise by $1.21 bn
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves increased by $1.21 billion as on April 13, official data showed on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Krishnapatnam Port's cargo handling up by 25 percent
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL), which runs India's largest all-weather and deep water port on the east coast, handled 45 million metric tonne (MMT) of cargo in 2017-18, achieving a 25 per cent growth over the previous fiscal's 36.10 MMT, an official said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Modi should pay more attention to women's issues: IMF chief
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian authorities should pay more attention to women's issues in the aftermath of the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Maharashtra's Matheran toy train stations turn 'green'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) All four stations en route the famed Toy Train servicing the eco-sensitive hillstation of Matheran in Maharashtra's Raigad district have turned "green" with installation of solar power and wind energy plants, an official said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya's Kimetto looking to revive career at Vienna marathon
Nairobi, April 20 (IANS) Kenyan World record holder Dennis Kimetto says his injury problems are finally behind him and he is ready for his comeback in the Vienna Marathon on Sunday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Nations must ensure vaccines reach 90% population: WHO
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the World Immunisation Week begins on April 24, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said all member countries must ensure covering 90 per cent of the population each time and listed ways to achieve the target.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
WSB: Indian Tigers set for tough home ties (Preview)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Indias boxing fans are in for a rich treat of professional boxing, with the country all set to host two back to back matches in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) during this weekend.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Congress seeking impeachment for cheap publicity: Goel
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister Vijay Goel on Friday accused the Congress of initiating the motion for the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra for "cheap publicity and scoring political brownie points".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Zimbabwe Parliament summons Mugabe over diamond remarks
Harare, April 20 (IANS) The Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to appear before it to explain his claim that more than $15 billion worth of diamonds had been siphoned out of the country.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rishad, Stephen shine at racing tourney
Aamby Valley (Maharashtra), April 20 (IANS) Rishad Dadachanji and Stephen Pachigalla drove the fastest cars of their respective sections to top proceedings in the four wheeler section in the sixth edition of The Valley Run, held at the picturesque Aamby Valley air strip here.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Motorsports
Iran vows to retaliate if US withdraws nuke deal
Tehran, April 20 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that Tehran has a variety of countermeasures if Washington decides to pull out of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Impeachment move against CJI bid to denigrate judiciary: BJP
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The BJP on Friday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties for submitting an impeachment notice for removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, saying it aims to cover up their repeated failures in judicial battles.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M condemns 'reign of terror' in Tripura
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Friday condemned "the reign of terror" led by the RSS-BJP-IPFT alliance against the party and Left forces throughout Tripura.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Upcoming elections may slow Indian economic reforms pace: IMF chief
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) India's pace of economic reforms may slow down in the coming months because of the impending elections, although it has carried out major reforms that could help the nation reap the benefits of the upswing, said the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Probe allegation against Haryana police officer: Court
Gurgaon, April 20 (IANS) A district court has directed police to probe allegations against Haryana's senior IPS officer Bharti Arora, now the Inspector General of Police (Vigilance) and a Road Safety Officer (RSO), a lawyer said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks poll panel to announce fresh schedule
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations, and finalise a new election schedule for the Panchayat polls.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
2 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers
Gaza, April 20 (IANS) Two Palestinians were killed and over 40 injured on Friday during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers near the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, medics said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Female genital mutilation a crime: Centre to SC
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "crime under existing laws".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Putin ready to meet Trump: Russia
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump following an invitation by the latter, but Moscow is waiting for a detailed proposal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Cricketing greats to mentor Pro Star League's camp
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Pro Star League, an under-16 cricket tournament which aims to identify and nurture talent at the grassroots, will begin the hunt for the best upcoming cricketers in India through a national-level mentorship camp, starting April 21.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Alabama executes 83-year-old serial bomber
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Authorities in the US state of Alabama have executed an 83-year-old man found guilty of murdering a judge and a lawyer with bomb attacks in 1989.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New device to prevent drunk driving
Dehradun, April 20 (IANS) If you are drunk and trying to drive, your vehicle will not start. Uttarakhand researchers have developed a new technology from waste that will prevent vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadal eases into Monte Carlo Masters semis
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal on Friday advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after he dominated Austria's Dominic Thiem in a 6-0, 6-2 victory.
2018-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Backstreet Boys thank 'BSB Army' on 25th anniversary
Dubai, April 20 (IANS) American pop vocal group Backstreet Boys on Friday thanked their fans - the 'BSB Army' for keeping the "backstreet pride" alive for 25 long years.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IPL: Rajasthan put Chennai in to bat in Pune
Pune, April 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to field against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Haryana to hire foreign coaches for sportspersons
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Buoyant over the number of medals won by sportspersons from Haryana in the Commonwealth Games, the Haryana government has decided to hire foreign trainers to impart training to sportspersons in the state ahead of Olympics.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
RCB banking on 4 straight home games to revive IPL campaign: Woakes
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder Chris Woakes believes that they will use the four consecutive home games in Bengaluru as "a springboard" to turn things around after managing only one win in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Online space has opened up creativity barometer: Kabir Sadanand
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor-director Kabir Sadanand, whose new web series is inspired by Kama Sutra, believes the online space gives filmmakers more liberty, but he says makes them responsible too.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Another Reddy brother in BJP's third list for Karnataka
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The BJP on Friday released third list of 59 candidates for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, including Karunakar Reddy, one of the Reddy brothers from Harapanahalli.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SJVN signs MoU to target 9,200 mn units generation this fiscal
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Public sector power generator Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Ltd has signed an MoU with the Union Power Ministry setting a target of generating 9,200 million units of electricity, according to an official announcement on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Sharif wife's chemotherapy treatment ends in UK
London, April 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that the chemotherapy treatment of his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in London, has ended.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nine new ministers to join Amarinder Cabinet
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The decks have been cleared by the Congress high command for the induction of nine new cabinet ministers in the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CPI-M terms 15th Finance Commission's TOR anti-federal
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday voiced over what it called the anti-federal and anti-democratic underpinnings of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the 15th Union Finance Commission.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Malegaon blast: SC asks Purohit to challenge prosecution sanction in trial court
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit to agitate his contention against the sanction given to prosecute him under an anti-terror law before the trial court hearing the case.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Axis Bank commences process to appoint new MD & CEO
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Friday said it has commenced the "succession process to appoint a new Managing Director and CEO".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ramnath, Bhasin part of Fortis' advisory panel, Radiant fifth bidder
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare has named Renuka Ramnath and Lalit Bhasin as members of an "expert advisory committee", while KKR-backed Radiant Life Care was disclosed as the fifth bidder.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sachin Tendulkar could play Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) British star Benedict Cumberbatch says Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will fit the role as superhero Doctor Strange quite well.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Sports
'Bharat Ane Nenu': Mahesh Babu plays a politician India needs (Review)
Film: "Bharat Ane Nenu"; Language: Telugu; Director: Koratala Siva; Cast: Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj and Kiara Advani; Rating: ****
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Global cues depress equity indices, banking stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Negative global cues such as high crude oil prices, along with a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in banking stocks triggered by a likely hawkish stand of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its next monetary policy review subdued the key Indian equity indices on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Handle instruments with care, Ayaan Ali Bangash urges airlines
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Popular sarod player Ayaan Ali Bangash is upset at the manhandling of instruments by airlines.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Respect Kejriwal's request but won't end fast: Maliwal
New Delhi, April 20 ( IANS) Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Friday said that she "respects" Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's request to end her hunger strike but she won't do so.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Badshah loves 'High Fever...' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Rapper Badshah loves the concept of dance reality TV show "High Fever?Dance Ka Naya Tevar".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengaluru thrash East Bengal in Super Cup final
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Skipper Sunil Chhetri led from the front with a brace as Bengaluru FC thrashed 10-man East Bengal 4-1 to win the inaugural Super Cup football tournament here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Prakash Karat not aware of impeachment motion
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) CPI-M leader Prakash Karat on Friday said he was not aware of an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Three held for Surat rape, murder
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) Three persons, including the main perpetrator, involved in the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Surat have been arrested, the Gujarat government said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 security personnel injured in gun battle with Maoists
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Two security personnel were injured in a gun battle with Maoists in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Friday, police said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
CPI-M calls 15th Finance Commission TOR biased, demands amendments
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday expressed deep concern over the "anti-federal and anti-democratic underpinnings" of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the 15th Finance Commission and demanded they be amended.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Streak hints at KKR's plans to get Gayle out early
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) After Chris Gayle blasted a 63-ball 104 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach Heath Streak on Friday hinted that they will look to get the dynamic West Indies batter back in the hut early when they take on Kings XI Punjab here.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Pakistan's anti-graft body to probe Musharraf
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Friday approved an investigation into allegations against former President Pervez Musharraf for "holding assets beyond means" and "wrongful use of authority".
2018-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Siddaramaiah files nomination from Chamundeshwari seat
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday filed his nomination to contest the ensuing state Legislative Assembly elections from Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru, an official said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gionee to launch new smartphones in India on April 26
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid restructuring plans to scale up its India business, Chinese smartphone maker Gionee is set to launch a new range of smartphones on April 26.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Diljit Dosanjh becomes face of fashion brand
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actor Diljit Dosanjh has been roped in as brand ambassador for the menswear of fbb, a fashion retail format from Future Group.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP wins all 5 municipal corporations in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jharkhand won all the five municipal corporations and registered thumping victories in Nagar Parishad and Nagar Panchayat polls, officials said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Agnihotri claims getting threats over 'Mohammad And Urvashi'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri says he has been receiving threats for using "Mohammad" in his upcoming short film "Mohammad and Urvashi".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC for extended deadline for nominations
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday and asked the West Bengal State Election Commission to extend the deadline for filing of nominations for the Panchayat polls.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Promising 'male pill' compound identified
New York, April 20 (IANS) Researchers have identified a compound which turns off the sperm's ability to swim, thereby significantly limiting fertilisation capabilities without causing any physical side effects.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Comedian S.Ve.Shekhar apologies for Facebook forward
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Under all-round attack, actor-turned-politician S.Ve.Shekhar on Friday apologised for forwarding a message that was defamatory of women journalists on his Facebook page.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
Namit Das proud of 'Kaushiki'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Namit Das didn't read the script of "Kaushiki" while signing the web series, and says he is glad that he didn't turn the project down.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Naidu expected to take legal opinion on impeachment motion
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The fate of the motion for impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra rests with Rajya Sabha Chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is likely to seek legal opinion before accepting or rejecting it.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Adolescents' eyes could signal risk of cardiovascular disease
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Structural changes in the retina of adolescents could reveal their risk of cardiovascular disease later, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Bengaluru rout East Bengal in Super Cup final
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Skipper Sunil Chhetri led from the front with a brace as Bengaluru FC thrashed 10-man East Bengal 4-1 to win the inaugural Super Cup football tournament here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Prakash Karat opposes secret ballot for voting on amendments
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) With sharp differences cropping up during discussion on the draft political resolution at the ongoing national conclave of the CPI-M, senior leader Prakash Karat on Friday said he was not in favour of the secret ballot for voting on the amendments as the party constitution has no such provision.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
AI real winner at Microsoft's India talent hunt competition
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A software that features a Virtual Reality (VR)-based immersive view inside a CT or MRI scan where a user can navigate the 3D scan of a human body was the best Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solution at a Microsoft talent hunt competition here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
Lack of Vitamin D may up diabetes risk by 5 times
Seoul, April 20 (IANS) Are you deficient in Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin? Beware, you may be at a greater risk of developing diabetes, warn researchers.
2018-04-20
Category: International, South Korea,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Agra airport gets a strange guest
Agra, April 20 (IANS) Agra's Kheria airport had a strange guest who could not be welcomed by the terminal staff for want of expertise -- an Asian Palm Civet.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
India pushes for BRICS rating agency
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India has urged the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries to set up an independent rating agency of the group, according to an Indian official.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Motorola opens 25 'Moto Hubs' in North-East
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Motorola on Friday expanded its retail presence by opening 25 new "Moto Hubs" in the North-East region.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Trump won't attend Barbara Bush's funeral
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday's funeral service for former First Lady Barbara Bush to "avoid disruptions" and out of respect for her family as well as friends, the White House has said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Punjab-based cyber security firm bags start-up award
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Mohali-based TAC Security, a cyber-security company, has bagged the 'Startup of the Year award' at the 14th Annual 2018 Info Security PG's Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco, a company official said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Centre proposes death penalty for childrens' rapists
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is proposing the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi engineering college again barred from admitting students
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) G.B. Pant Government Engineering College has been barred for the second year in a row from admitting students because the institute has failed in creating basic facilities and infrastructure in the 10 years of its establishment.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Odisha government committed to women's safety: Patnaik
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said his government is committed to provide safety and security to the women and girls of the state.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
From key conspirator in Naroda Patiya massacre, Kodnani now walks free
Ahmedabad, April 20 (IANS) Six years after a trial court punished her for 28 years in jail calling her the key instigator in Gujarat's worst communal massacre that left 97 Muslims dead in 2002 in Ahmedabad's Naroda Patiya, the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani saying there was no evidence to nail her.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nine states/UTs warned of rough seas in next two days
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Nine coastal states and islands have been warned about rough seas over the next two days, a senior Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)official said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Won't end fast till law implemented: DCW chief
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the Central government proposed the death penalty for rapists of children younger than 12, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal, who went without food for the eighth day on Friday, said she won't end her fast until the law comes into force.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fake FB post accused granted bail
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to Kenneth Silveira who was arrested for posting fake information about ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's death on Facebook, even as civil society members protested outside Goa Police headquarters to condemn his arrest.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barcelona favourites against Sevilla in King's Cup final (Preview)
Madrid, April 20 (IANS) FC Barcelona will look for their fourth successive win in the Spanish King's Cup and to take the first step towards a domestic football league and Cup double when they face Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium here on Saturday night.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Audi India sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Luxury carmaker Audi India, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the Union Budget, an official said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Basque group ETA apologizes to victims ahead of dissolution
San Sebastian, April 20 (IANS) Basque separatist group ETA on Friday apologized to the victims of its decades-long conflict for independence, just days before an expected announcement of its dissolution.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Spain,Terrorism
SC dismisses Dawood kin's plea against property attachment
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's mother and sister challenging the Centre's order to attach their properties.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa onshore casino operators demand licence fee reduction
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Onshore casino operators in Goa have demanded a reduction in the recently proposed hike of annual licence fees, adding that they should also be allowed live gaming permits on par with the offshore casino operators in the coastal state.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Documentary to shed light on sexual allegations against singer R. Kelly
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A documentary titled "R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes" will shed light on the various sexual allegations against American R&B singer R. Kelly.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shatrughan calls Lalu his 'best friend'
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Actor-politician and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Friday described jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad as his "best friend".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Mobile Internet suspended in Rajouri
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) Authorities suspended on Friday mobile Internet services in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district as a precaution following the death of a youth.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indians consume far too less calcium than required
Warsaw, April 20 (IANS) Adults in India consume on an average about half the amount of calcium than required for healthy bones, according to a global map of dietary calcium intake launched on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Poland,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Congress using impeachment as political tool: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of using impeachment as a political tool, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it was a revenge petition to intimidate the judiciary following the Supreme Court's verdict on Judge B.H. Loya's death.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Brazil coach on scouting trip to Europe, Asia for 2018 WC
Sao Paulo, April 20 (IANS) Brazilian football team coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as 'Tite', together with his assistants, will travel to Europe and Asia during the next two weeks to study closely the players with options to complete the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
EPL: Chelsea beat Burnley to keep alive top four hopes
London, April 20 (IANS) Chelsea kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the next football season's UEFA Champions League after beating hosts Burnley 2-1 in an English Premier League (EPL) match.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
US airline gives $5,000 cheques to passengers over plane mishap
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US airline Southwest has given $5,000 cheques to passengers of its flight whose engine failure led to an emergency landing in Philadelphia and claimed one woman's life.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Trump seeks to expand US arms sale abroad
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The Trump administration has unveiled a new policy that could vastly expand sales of armed drones, making it easier to put American-made weapons into the hands of US allies and partners.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
CBFC will hopefully value artistic expression: 'Ascharya F#*k It' director
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) "Ascharya F#*k It" -- as the name suggests, is a bold film. But its director Samit Kakkad has "immense faith" in Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which has often locked horns with filmmakers over cuts and beeps. He is sure that the censor board will see the film, which is inspired from the works of controversial writer Saadat Hasan Manto, for what it is and hopefully value artistic expression.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Aamir Khan envisions Maharashtra to be drought-free in 5 years
Pune, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan, who leads NGO Paani Foundation, hopes Maharashtra is drought-free and doesn't need such a platform after the next five years.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
It's so easy to offend people today, says Anuradha Menon
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) She was a rage as Lola Kutty, and is now active as a stand-up comedian and theatre artiste. Anuradha Menon, whose brand of humour is more about poking jokes at her own personal life, says in present times, it is very easy to offend people as many just look for ways to attack the other.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Five acts of 'misbehaviour' levelled against CJI
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Following are the five "charges of acts of misbehaviour" in the impeachment motion submitted by the opposition parties to Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu against Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Friday:
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Japan-based Komori eyes Rs 200 crore business in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Tokyo-based Komori Corporation -- the second largest manufacturer of printing presses in the world -- is aiming for over Rs 200 crore business in India this year, top company executives said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pension regulator makes bank a/c, mobile mandatory for NPS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) announced on Friday that it has made bank account details and mobile number compulsory for subscribers of the National Pension Scheme (NPS).
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Opposition moves impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, 64 members of the Rajya Sabha belonging to seven parties led by the Congress on Friday submitted an impeachment motion for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra on five grounds of "misbehaviour".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Coach Wenger to leave Arsenal at season-end after 22 years
London, April 20 (IANS) Arsenal's head coach Arsene Wenger announced on Friday that he is to leave at the end of the current football season, marking an end of an era at the north London club where the Frenchman has been in charge for 22 years.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Equity indices close flat on tepid global cues
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Key equity indices provisionally closed on a flat-to-negative note on Friday tracking weak global cues.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Food, yoga, parenting and complex love squares (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Fill yourself with joy at the idea of food as what we eat is a part of who we are; know the importance of preparing the body and soul for a healthy change from a celebrated yoga expert; get access to an exclusive handbook on parenting of teens that focuses on decoding the insecurities, dilemmas and interests of our youngsters to understand them better; and read the complicated love tales of three men who end up falling for the same woman.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Probe Punjab pilgrim's conversion in Pakistan: VHP
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday demanded a probe into a Punjab woman pilgrim's conversion to Islam and re-marriage with a Lahore-based Pakistani national.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Decision on re-exam taken on basis of trend analysis: CBSE
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The CBSE on Friday told the Delhi High Court that after doing a trend analysis of science, maths and english papers, it decided not to conduct a re-exam of the Class 10 mathematics paper which was allegedly leaked.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Maharashtra software couple chucks Rs 30 lakh pay packet to open 'tea shop'
Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) This is one couple who decided to give up the comfort zone of fat-pay packets, Rs 30 lakh annualy between them to venture into an unknown realm -- starting a tea shop
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Seoul, Pyongyang set up direct Moon-Kim hotline
Seoul, April 20 (IANS) Seoul and Pyongyang on Friday set up a telephone line between their leaders, enabling direct dialogue between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who are also set to meet in person next week.
2018-04-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Syria sends back France's Legion of Honour for Assad
Damascus, April 20 (IANS) Syria has returned to France the top Légion d'honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad in 2001, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a "slave" to the US.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Diplomacy
TCS's shares at new high post Q4 results, m-cap close to $100 bn
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Shares of IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Friday rose over 7 per cent to touch a new high of Rs 3,419.80 per share, taking its market capitalisation (m-cap) to over Rs 6.50 lakh crore or around $98 billion.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Roadside bomb kills 5 in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 20 (IANS) Five civilians were killed after a roadside bomb planted by militants struck a vehicle in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Audi India sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Luxury carmaker Audi India, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the Union Budget, an official said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Kerala Kaumudi Chief Editor M.S. Ravi dead
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) M.S. Ravi, the Chief Editor of 'Kerala Kaumudi', one of the oldest newspapers in Kerala, died on Friday, family sources said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media
EC conspiring with Modi to destabilize Delhi government: AAP
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday called the Election Commission "biased" and alleged that it was conspiring with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to destabilize the AAP government in Delhi.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Looking forward to pair up with Aditya for first time: Sonakshi
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is a part of Dharma Productions' epic drama "Kalank", says she is super excited to work with an ensemble cast and is looking forward to team up with Aditya Roy Kapur for the first time.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google to 'pause investments' in messaging mobile app Allo: Report
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Google is reportedly "pausing investments" in its "Allo" mobile messaging app that was launched with much fanfare in 2016.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
De-radicalization of youth must for peace in Kashmir: Army
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With the Kashmir Valley enveloped by rising violence, the Indian Army on Friday said it would prioritize bringing radicalized youth to the mainstream through a "collective approach" and convince militants to "shun violence and gun culture".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Former FBI Director James Comey has released memos documenting his conversations with Donald Trump that includes the US President's concerns about media leaks, investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Trump's recollection of his Russian counterpart telling him that Russia had the "most beautiful hookers in the world".
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
IPL: Delhi, Bangalore eye return to winning ways (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Currently languishing at the bottom of the Indian Premier League (IPL) table, both Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be aiming to return to their winning ways when they face off at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Have a daughter for true empowerment: Kajol
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Kajol, mother to 15-year-old girl Nysa, says one needs to have a daughter to know what true empowerment is.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Backstreet Boy AJ McLean wants to 'disrupt' country music
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer AJ McLean, who has been long associated with the pop vocal group the Backstreet Boys, has opened up about a solo project and said he wants to disrupt country music.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
After Meesha Shafi, more women say #MeToo for Ali Zafar
Lahore, April 20 (IANS) After Pakistani actress-model-singer accused actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment -- a claim he has denied -- more women have come forward with similar allegations.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gujarati film 'Rammat-Gammat' to premiere at German fest
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Drishyam Films' first Gujarati language short film "Rammat-Gammat" will make its world premiere at the 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany next month.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Industry is obsessed about how an actress should look: Anjali Anand
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Anjali Anand loves her curves and has no plans to lose them just to meet the demands of her profession. The "Dhhai Kilo Prem" actress is determined to defy the industry norms and carve her own 'plus-size' story.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Meghan Markle will be a princess for the people: Priyanka Chopra
New York, April 20 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, a close friend to Meghan Markle, who will become a member of the British royal family after her wedding to Prince Harry next month, is confident the compassionate and free-spirited woman will be a "princess for the people".
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Panasonic launches new smartphone with 'Big View' Display
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Expanding its "Big View" display series, Panasonic India on Friday unveiled an affordable "Eluga I7" smartphone with the 18:9 aspect ratio for an immersive experience.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Nine-year-old raped, killed in UP
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Less than a week after an eight-year-old was lured from a wedding function and raped and then murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, a nine-year-old was raped and killed in the district the same way on Friday, police said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Vivo V9 Youth' with dual rear camera in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Vivo on Friday unveiled "Vivo V9 Youth" -- a customised variant of the Vivo V9 flagship smartphone for the youth.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
10 houses gutted in Manipur fire
Imphal, April 20 (IANS) At least 10 houses have been gutted in a massive fire in Manipur's Moreh town, officials said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China defends Pakistan against Modi's 'terror export factory' remark
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China on Friday defended Pakistan against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark that Islamabad was a "terror export factory", saying the country must be supported in the fight against "terrorism".
2018-04-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
One dies in London care home blaze
London, April 20 (IANS) A woman has died after a massive fire ripped through a care home in northeast London on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flaunt your denims right
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) If you feel more comfortable in your denims, invest in a comfortable pair of jogg jeans or zero gravity jeans and pair them with the check shirts or solid hues of polo t-shirts, suggest experts.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Natalie Portman cancels attending Israeli award ceremony
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman pulled out of an Israeli award ceremony in light of "recent events" in the country.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Key equity indices trade in red during afternoon session
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The key equity indices on Friday traded in the negative territory during the afternoon trade on weak global cues.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indians can see the truth, says Rahul on Judge Loya case
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "there is hope" on Judge B.H. Loya case as millions of "Indians can see the truth", a day after the judge's family said "there is no hope left".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
2G: Court issues notice to Essar-Loop promoters on CBI plea
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Essar-Loop promoters on a CBI plea challenging a trial court judgment that acquitted them in the 2G spectrum allocation case.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) A Division Bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former BJP Minister Maya Kodnani, saying there was absence of sufficient proof of her presence at the crime scene in the Naroda Patiya massacre case of 2002.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Learnt my lesson from rifle malfunction at CWG, says silver medallist Moudgil
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Satisfied with the silver-medal effort in women's 50 metre rifle 3 positions in her maiden Commonwealth Games (CWG), rising shooter Anjum Moudgil said she has learnt a lesson from the setback in the 50m rifle prone event where she was let down by malfunctioning equipment.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Chip-based blood test could replace painful bone biopsy
New York, April 20 (IANS) Days of using painful bone biopsies to diagnose and treat certain cancers may be numbered as researchers have found that a simple blood test that uses a plastic chip about the size of a credit card can do the job.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Petrol price in Delhi touches Rs 74.08, highest since September 2013
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Petrol prices in Delhi touched a fresh high of Rs 74.08 per litre on Friday, the highest in nearly five years.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Turkey not in India's e-visa list of 160 countries: Ambassador
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Turkey remains excluded from India's liberalised visa regime designed to boost people-to-people contact whereby the latter has already granted e-visa facilities to 160 countries, Turkish Ambassador Sakit Ozlan Torunlar said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Chris Evans dives into 'Captain America' archives
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Ahead of the premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" later this month, actor Chris Evans has shared a rare videos of his 2014 Marvel Studios film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stunts.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Minor girl raped in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) A Class 6 girl student has been allegedly kidnapped and raped for two days by her relative in Odisha's Kalahandi district, police said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Guillermo del Toro signs deal with DreamWorks Animation
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce and direct animated family films for the studio.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
7 parties submit notice to impeach CJI
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Congress-led seven opposition parties on Friday met Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and submitted an impeachment motion for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Priyanka proud of Deepika Padukone, Virat Kohli (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is proud to see her friends actress Deepika Padukone and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli in the Time 100 Influential People of 2018 list.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Real Sociedad thrash Atletico Madrid in La Liga tie
San Sebastian (Spain), April 20 (IANS) Real Sociedad put on an offensive display to defeat second-place Atletico Madrid 3-0 in a Spanish top division football match here.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
LAVA launches first all-women operated service centre in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Domestic handset maker LAVA on Friday launched its first all-women operated mobile handset service centre in India where customers will be able to view and experience the repair of their mobile handsets in front of them.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Chidambaram attacks government on fuel prices
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As fuel prices touched a five-year high, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday asked the government why prices of petrol and diesel were higher than in May, 2014 when the international oil prices were higher than they are now.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Will we get justice for our son? Parents, siblings mourn teen killed by cow vigilantes
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In the evenings, as other children play with their siblings in Arahara village of Jharkhand, Niyajul, 8, and Safina, 10, often say: "If only our brother was here..." It's something their parents find hard to respond to. Their 12-year-old son, the brother missed by his siblings, was killed by suspected cow vigilantes two years ago.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Ex-Delhi HC Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar dead
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar died on Friday here at a private hospital, family members said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Intel kills 'Vaunt' smart glass project
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Global chip-maker Intel has shut down its "New Devices Group" (NDG) and ceased the development of "Vaunt" smart glasses who were like the eye-mounted wearables like Google Glass, the media reported.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Opposition parties to move impeachment notice against CJI
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Congress and some other opposition parties met here on Friday and decided to submit a petition in Rajya Sabha to initiate the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Mainstream cinema is escapism, regional cinema is realism' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Born in Madhya Pradesh, stationed in Mumbai, and winner of a National Award for a Ladakhi film, filmmaker Praveen Morchhale believes in the power of cinema that is realistic, is culturally rooted and told universally. He says mainstream cinema is escapism, while regional cinema is all about realism.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Will Ferrell makes first appearance since being hospitalised
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actor Will Ferrell made his first public appearance following a car accident on April 13.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Racing beat Vasco in Copa Libertadores
Buenos Aires, April 20 (IANS) Argentina's Racing Club de Avellaneda beat Brazil's Vasco da Gama 4-0 to lead Group E of the Copa Libertadores football tournament.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Dog gut bacteria more similar to humans than previously thought
London, April 20 (IANS) Dogs could be more like us than we previously thought as a new study says that canine and human gut microbiomes have more similar genes and responses to diet than earlier believed.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
*NSYNC teases cryptic Dirty Pop-up
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Former pop band *NSYNC has teased a mysterious "Dirty Pop-Up" on social media.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP asks MPs to attack Rahul over Judge Loya verdict
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The day the Supreme Court dismissing petitions seeking an SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, the BJP asked its MPs to attack Congress President Rahul Gandhi demanding his apology by holding press conferences and on social media platforms.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC seeks AG's help on media gag on CJI impeachment
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought Attorney General K.K. Venugopal's assistance on a plea seeking a gag order against the media on the impeachment process supposed to be initiated against Chief Justice Dipak Misra in Parliament.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Dell brings AMD Ryzen processors to its 'Inspiron' series
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To elevate the entertainment experience for its users, Dell on Friday announced that it is bringing AMD Ryzen processor with "Radeon RX Vega Graphics" to its "Inspiron" portfolio.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
PNB claims expected recovery of Rs 1,800 cr from "Mission Gandhigiri"
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) State-run lender Punjab National Bank is expected to recover around Rs 1,800 crore from its non-performing assets (NPAs) recovery mechanism -- "Mission Gandhigiri" -- which will soon complete one year of operation.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Migratory vultures in India gaining resistance to bacteria
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In a most unusual wildlife health study, ornithologists trace the phenomenon of bacteria in a migratory vulture species that is gaining antibiotic resistance during its sojourn in India -- and this is quite widespread and can be epidemic too.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) A division bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Bharatiya Janata Party Minister Maya Kodnani while upholding the conviction of Bajrangi Dal activist Babu Bajrangi in the Naroda Patiya massacre case of 2002.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan-based Komori Corporation opens India subsidiary
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Tokyo-based Komori Corporation Ltd -- the third largest manufacturer of printing presses in the world -- on Friday announced the establishment of its India subsidiary that will introduce customised printing presses suitable for the domestic market.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Trump to bring up Japan's abductees with Kim
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said he'd bring up Japan's sensitive abductees issue when he meets North Korea top leader Kim Jong-un in an upcoming historic meeting.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Delicious ways to eat mangoes this season
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) From mango sandwich to a mango dessert, one can try out some delicious ways of trying this fruit so that you can make the most of it this season.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chandrababu Naidu on day-long fast to protest injustice to Andhra
Vijayawada, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who turned 68 on Friday, began his day-long fast to protest what he calls the injustice being meted out to the state by the Central government.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
I didn't set out to be a regular hero: Rana Daggubati (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Rana Daggubati doesn't see any project as a risk and likes to keep his creative spirit busy. The "Baahubali" star says he didn't set out to be a regular hero as his mantra is to keep trying new things.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,National,IANS Life
Tiger finds less time to take care of skin
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff finds it difficult to take care of his skin because of constant travelling and weird shoot timings.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple to donate to mark Earth Day
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) In its mission to create a healthier planet through innovation, Apple on Friday announced a donation programme and debuted a disassembly robot "Daisy" as a part of its ongoing recycling effort.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Vir Das' notebooks 'Frequent Breaks' to inspire students
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actor-comedian Vir Das has designed the covers of a limited edition notebook named "Frequent Breaks" that he says will encourage students to take breaks from their studies during exam time.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Education,Lifestyle/Fashion
US ban 'extremely unfair, unacceptable': ZTE
Shenzhen, April 20 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corporation said on Friday it will not accept a ban by the US on the company, terming the decision "extremely unfair".
2018-04-20
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Humble cow to be largest remaining mammal in 200 years: Study
New York, April 20 (IANS) The pace at which humans have been hunting down large mammals into extinction since the early ages, the largest remaining mammal in 200 years would be the domestic cow, warn researchers.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Rains lash J&K plains, fresh snowfall in hills
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) Day temperatures dipped in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as widespread rain lashed the plains and fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature)
Naliya (Kutch), April 20 (IANS) Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result, some species of animals that depend on grasslands are being pushed to the brink of extinction.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features
IPL-2018: KKR, Punjab look to continue winning streak (Preview)
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will both be high on confidence after registering morale-boosting victories in their respective previous games, when they clash in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,CWG-2018
Switch to stevia for a sweet, healthy lifestyle
In the midst of today's hectic lifestyle, let's spare a thought for one of the biggest threats to our health and general well-being: Excess of processed high calories and sugar. It is said that "prevention is better than cure". Does this mean we should stop consuming food and drinks which have sugar? Maybe not.
2018-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Less data requests from cops: Microsoft
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Microsoft received 22,939 legal requests for customer information from law enforcement agencies during the second half of 2017, which is a slight decrease from the previous six-month period, the company has said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
You have now entered the age of absurdity: Be very afraid (The Funny Side)
Shopkeeper: "Will you be paying by credit card, EPS, Apple Pay, debit card, Google Pay, Bitcoin or sacrifice of your first-born?"
2018-04-20
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Features,Human Interest/Society
Fearless Girl defying Wall Steet's Charging Bull to move
New York, April 20 (IANS) A statue of a defiant ponytailed girl staring down Wall Street's "Charging Bull" will move to a new, permanent location across the street from the New York Stock Exchange, a media report said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Have to change notion of masculinity: Ranbir Kapoor
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor has said the notion of masculinity has to be changed to empower women.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shane, Falguni Peacock to design for Tyga, One Republic
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Designers Shane and Falguni Peacock will be dressing American rock-pop band One Republic and Grammy nominated American rapper Tyga for their maiden gigs in India.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Nanu Ki Jaanu': An amusing redemption tale (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Nanu Ki Jaanu"; Director: Faraz Haider; Cast: Abhay Deol, Patralekhaa, Reshma Khan, Brijendra Kala, Sapna Chaudhary, Manu Rishi Chadha, Rajesh Sharma, Manoj Pahwa, Gurmeet Singh, Mahendra Shrivas, Himani Shivpuri; Rating: **1/2
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 US cops killed in Florida gunfight
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Two police officers have been killed in a gunfight in the US state of Florida, according to authorities.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny morning in Delhi, rains likely
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) It was a hot and sunny morning in the national capital on Friday with the maximum temperature set to touch 39 degrees Celsius. The Met predicts rain later in the day.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ali Zafar denies all harassment claims by Meesha Shafi
Lahore, April 20 (IANS) Pakistani artiste Ali Zafar has "categorically" denied any and all claims of harassment lodged against him by compatriot actress-model-singer Meesha Shafi.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shilpa Shetty feels ashamed after Kathua rape case
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra says she is a proud Indian, but has been feeling ashamed after incidents like the Kathua rape case in which an eight-year-old was brutally gang raped and murdered in Jammu.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key Indian equity indices open flat
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
9 bodies recovered in Mexico
Mexico City, April 20 (IANS) The bodies of nine persons, four of them burned, were found in two automobiles abandoned at different spots in the Mexican city of Zapopan, authorities have said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-New York Mayor joins Trump's legal team
New York, April 20 (IANS) Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will join President Donald Trump's legal team, which is also acquiring two other new members, his attorney, Jay Sekulow said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US police prepare for protests if Trump fires Mueller
New York, April 20 (IANS) Police in the US city of Pittsburgh are preparing for rioting should President Donald Trump fire special counsel in Russia probe Robert Mueller, a memo said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lance Armstrong settles $100m US lawsuit for $5m
Washington, April 20 (IANS) American professional road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to the US government to settle a long-running lawsuit that was to cost him $ 100 million in damages, media reported.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Berlin WWII bomb sparks mass evacuation
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin on Friday to allow experts to defuse a World War II bomb, police said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
SA leader leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests
Pretoria, April 20 (IANS) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had to cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home, his office said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
'Kullfi Kumarr...' foes are off-screen friends
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Child actors Aakriti Sharma and Myra Singh might play half-sisters in the show "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala" but they bond really well off-screen.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
LGBT activists in London denounce homophobia
London, April 20 (IANS) Activists gathered in London on Thursday for a protest denouncing homophobia and calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Commonwealth countries.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights
UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that UN staff members have increasingly become targets of attack despite the world body's efforts to ensure their safety and security.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism
Cruise, Travolta 'fighting' over high rank in Scientology
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta, who are members of the Church of Scientology, are reportedly competing for a high rank.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Religion
Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond
Washington, April 20 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found that diamond, the strongest of all natural materials, can bend and stretch much like rubber and snap back to its original shape.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
IMF urges US to reduce debt as economic recovery continues
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, urged the administration of US President Donald Trump here on Thursday to reduce the government's debt and deficit in the context of a continued economic recovery.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Three more Ugandan athletes disappear after CWG
Kampala, April 20 (IANS) Three more Ugandan athletes have disappeared in Australia after the conclusion of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
2018-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,CWG-2018
Kim Kardashian 'knew nothing' on `Family Feud?
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) TV host Steve Harvey says reality TV star Kim Kardashian knew "nothing" during her appearance on the show "Family Feud".
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Qatar approves draft law on property ownership by foreigners
Doha, April 20 (IANS) Qatar announced approval of a draft law on regulating the ownership and use of properties by foreigners, media reports said on Thursday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Qatar,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
US to impose restrictions on Pakistani diplomats in Washington
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday confirmed that the US will impose restrictions on the movement of the country's diplomats and consular staff in Washington from May 1.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Ranbir, Deepika dazzled ramp of 'The Walk of Mijwan'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor set the ramp on fire at "The Walk of Mijwan" on Thursday night flaunting the outfit designed by ace designer Manish Malhotra.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kale, beetroot: Nutritious ingredients for healthy food
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With people becoming more health conscious, several restaurants have started introducing dishes with healthy ingredients like kale, beetroot and quinoa. These dishes offer wholesome goodness as it is not just good on nutrient value but also on taste, say experts.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Miguel Diaz-Canel elected as Cuba's new President
Havana, April 20 (IANS) Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected on Thursday as Cuba's new President, as the successor of Raul Castro who concluded two consecutive five-year terms in office.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
White House denies rift between Trump, Secretary of Defense
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The White House on Thursday denied that Secretary of Defense James Mattis had advised US President Donald Trump against striking Syria before seeking Congress sanction.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Karnataka's richest Congress nominee worth Rs 700 cr
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) The ruling Congress party's richest nominee for the ensuing state Legislative Assembly polls D.K. Shivakumar has declared assets worth over Rs 700 crore, as per the poll affidavit filed on Thursday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Government with League possible in Italy, says Five-Star leader
Rome, April 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's populist Five-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio on Thursday signalled his willingness to govern with Matteo Salvini's far-right, eurosceptic League party alone, with possible backing from Salvini's centre-right alliance partners including Silvio Berlusconi's conservative Forza Italia party.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics
BMW India launches third generation of SUV X3
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Luxury car manufacturer BMW India on Thursday launched the third generation of SUV -- X3 -- available in 'Expedition' and 'Luxury Line' design scheme priced at Rs 49.99 lakh to Rs 56.70 lakh respectively.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India pitches for small island nations' development at Commonwealth summit
London, April 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched India's interest for the development of small island nations at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bridge: 'Formidables' from Delhi lead the field
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Favourite "Formidables" from Delhi led the field with 66.47 victory points (VPs) after round four of the All India Shree Cement Bridge Tournament here on Thursday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
TCS net up 4.6% in Q4, slips 1.8% for 2017-18
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported that its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) increased 4.6 per cent annually but declined 1.8 per cent yearly for fiscal 2017-18 in rupee terms.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Weapon snatched from bank guard in J&K, recovered from 'miguided youth'
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) A group of unidentified attackers snatched the weapon of a bank guard in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district and fled on Thursday but it was later recovered from "miguided youth", police said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) A brilliant all-round effort helped Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs in an Indian Premier League match here on Thursday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
PE, VC funds with adequate net worth, capability can bid for AI: Official
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds with adequate net worth and capability can bid for Air India (AI) through its strategic divestment programme, a senior government official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Deepika Padukone in Time 100 Influential People of 2018 list
New York, April 19 (IANS) Deepika Padukone is the only Indian actress to feature in the Time 100 Influential People in the World, sharing space with names like Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Greta Gerwig and Lena Waithe.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Bollywood,Hollywood
Modi meets leaders of Commonwealth nations on sidelines of CHOGM
London, April 19 (IANS) As part of India's diplomatic reach-out across the Commonwealth nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a number of leaders of Commonwealth nations, including the Prime Ministers of Australia and Bangladesh, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Corporate sector should uplift underprivileged: Vice President
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the corporate sector should take up responsibility to help poor and underprivileged.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Nanu Ki Jaanu': Cute, Harmless & Original (Film Review)
Film: "Nanu Ki Jaanu"; Director: Faraz Haidar; Cast: Abhay Deol, Patralekha, Manu Rishi Chadha; Rating: ***(3 Stars)
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Judge Loya case: Prashant Bhushan attempted to misrepresent facts, says SC
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed concern over the manner in which advocate Prashant Bhushan has acted with a "lack of objectivity" and his assertions have bordered on an attempt to "misrepresent the facts and mislead the court".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Security cover of rape-accused UP BJP legislator withdrawn
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Security of rape accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar was withdrawn by the state government on Thursday, an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IndusInd Bank's Q4 net profit up 27%
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Lending major IndusInd Bank on Thursday reported a 27 per cent increase in net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
13 elected unopposed to UP Legislative Council
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) All 13 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council election were on Thursday declared elected unopposed.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Opposition parties to meet on Friday on CJI impeachment
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress and some other opposition parties are likely to meet here on Friday with proposed impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India expected to come up for discussion, sources said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TCS gifts 1:1 bonus shares to investors
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced 1:1 bonus shares of Re 1 face value to its investors at the end of fiscal 2017-18.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
'India absent from Malaria Summit in London'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India was conspicuous by its absence from the Malaria Summit in London alongside the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) despite having the third largest malaria cases in the world after Congo and Nigeria, those campaigning against the disease said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
St. Xaviers University to start MBA programme, Law School
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The city-based St. Xavier's University will start an MBA course from the coming 2018-19 academic year at its New Town (Rajarhat) campus, its Vice Chancellor Father J Felix Raj said here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
MP Additional Sessions Judge compulsorily retired
Jabalpur, April 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's suspended Additional Sessions Judge R.K. Srivas has been compulsorily retired from service.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Panneerselvam meets 15th Finance Commission Chairman
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday met N.K. Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, in New Delhi and put across the state's views on the latter's Terms of Reference (ToR), an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nagaland CM meets Rajnath, seeks support for police infrastructure
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio called on the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Thursday and discussed issues related to development as well as support for improvement of police infrastructure in the state, an official statement said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Modi meets leaders of Commonwealth nations on margins of CHOGM
London, April 19 (IANS) As part of India's diplomatic reach-out across the Commonwealth nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a number of leaders of Africa, and the island nations of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and the Pacific on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
BJP's Yeddyurappa, others files nominations for Karnataka polls
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) BJP Chief Ministerial candidate for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls, B.S. Yeddyurappa, on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Shikaripura segment, a party official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Migration must be top EU priority: Italian PM
Bucharest, April 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy has tried hard to manage migration from Africa, the Middle East and Asia -- a "long-term" phenomenon that must be a top priority for the European Union, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Romania,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP has highest MPs/MLAs with declared crime against women cases: ADR
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP leads recognised political parties with the highest number of 12 lawmakers at the central and state levels who have declared cases of crime against women against them, followed by Shiv Sena and TMC, Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mukesh Ambani, 2 other Indians in Fortune Greatest Leaders 2018
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Three Indians, including Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani and human rights lawyer Indira Jaising, feature in Fortune magazine as the 50 Greatest Leaders of 2018, released on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Business/Economy
Make FB commit it won't influence polls: House panel to government
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on Thursday told the government to make Facebook commit that it would not misuse the users data to influence elections in India or for any other extraneous purposes outside the purview of the local laws or terms of user agreement.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Panneerselvam meets 15th Finance Commission Chairman
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Thursday met N.K.Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission in Delhi and put across the state's views on the the latter's Terms of Reference (ToR).
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Current currency shortage could be superficial: SBI Report
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Cash withdrawals from ATMs actually declined in the January-March quarter of last financial year on the sequential basis, implying the current shortage could be "superficial", a report from State Bank of India said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Will do any sacrifice for tougher law for rape: Maliwal
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal, who is on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a stringent law against rapists, continued it for the seventh day on Thursday, saying she is ready to sacrifice anything to get her demands accepted.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: Gayle ton powers Punjab to 193/3 vs Hyderabad
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) Riding on opener Chris Gayle's unbeaten 104-run knock, Kings XI Punjab posted a mammoth 193/3 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
TCS net up 4.6% in Q4, slips 1.8% for 2017-18
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported that its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) increased 4.6 per cent annually but declined 1.8 per cent yearly for fiscal 2017-18 in rupee terms.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Muslim body seeks BJYM leader's arrest for burning Rohingya camp
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Thursday wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik seeking appropriate action against BJP youth wing leader Manish Chandela for allegedly admitting in social media to burning down a Rohingya refugee camp here a few days back.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reliance Power Q4 net at Rs 250 cr up 16% on higher generation
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Reliance Power on Thursday posted a 16 per cent rise in its net profit for the fourth quarter ending March at Rs 250 crore on account of higher electricity generation.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC asks states to expedite process of appointing Lokayukta
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked 11 states and a union territory to expedite the process of appointing Lokayukta or Uplokayukta.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Over 200 child soldiers freed in South Sudan: UN
Juba, April 19 (IANS/AKI) A total of 207 male and female child soldiers were released by armed groups in South Sudan, part of a series of planned discharges that should see nearly 1,000 children return home over the coming months, the United Nations said.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Sudan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
UN envoy seeks to re-launch Syrian peace talks
Geneva, April 19 (IANS/AKI) United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura is spearheading a fresh diplomatic push for a "meaningful re-launch" of UN-led talks to end the devastating Syrian conflict, de Mistura's office has announced.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy
Differences on stand towards Congress dominate CPI-M meet
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Differences over the issue of electoral understanding with the Congress dominated the proceedings of the national conclave of the Communist Party of India-(Marxist on Thursday as it began discussion on the draft political resolution.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Arsenal coach hopeful Cazorla will be able to continue with team
London, April 19 (IANS) Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger on Thursday said that he was hopeful Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla would return to play in the English Premier League, stressing that Cazorla was making good progress.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India's image taking a hit as country of rapes, crimes: Bombay HC
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the nationwide furore over the recent rape incidents, the Bombay High Court on Thursday observed sharply that India's image has "taken a beating" with an increased perception abroad that it is a "country of crimes and rapes".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'India absent from Malaria Summit in London'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India was conspicuous by its absence from the Malaria Summit in London alongside the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) despite having the third largest malaria cases in the world after Congo and Nigeria, a body partnering in a campaign against the disease said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
Tyga to visit Delhi's Qutub Minar, India Gate
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Grammy nominated American rapper Tyga is expected to visit Delhi's tourist attractions like Qutub Minar and India Gate during his less than 24-hour maiden India trip.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Truth will catch up with Amit Shah: Rahul
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With the Supreme Court dismissing pleas for an SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said truth will finally catch up with BJP President Amit Shah.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four Maharashtra villagers attempt suicide in revenue office
Parbhani (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Four villagers attempted suicide on Thursday by consuming pesticides in a local revenue office in Maharashtra's Parbhani district, an official said. All are out of danger.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Raul Castro's staunch ally sworn in as Cuban President
Havana, April 19 (IANS) Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba's 57-year-old first Vice President and Communist Party loyalist, replaced Raul Castro as the country's new President on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Political slugfest erupts over SC's Loya verdict
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A political slugfest erupted on Thursday over Supreme Court's verdict dismissing petitions seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, with the BJP accusing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as the "invisible hand" behind the pleas for "character assasination" of its chief Amit Shah while Gandhi attacked Shah, saying truth has its own way of catching up with people like him.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC feels PILs being used for personal, political, business agenda
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed serious concern over the manner in which Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was being "brazenly mis-utilised" by persons with a personal, political and business agenda.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
LG chairs law, order meet; Sisodia calls him 'dictator'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called Lt. Governor Anil Baijal a "dictator" and accused him of running a "parallel government" after the latter chaired a law and order meeting and reviewed the status of CCTVs in the city.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar to return in May third week: BJP leader
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer in the US, will return home in the third week of May, BJP state President Vinay Tendulkar said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
At 190 mn, India has second largest unbanked population: World Bank
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) About 190 million Indian adults still don't have a bank account, second only to China, despite the account ownership more than doubling from 35 per cent in 2011 to 80 per cent in 2017, a World Bank report said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PE, VC funds with adequate net worth, capability can bid for AI: Official
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Private equity and venture capital funds with adequate net worth and capability are welcome to bid for Air India through its strategic divestment programme, a senior government official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhiites may soon be compensated for power outage
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday approved a proposal from the Delhi government to compensate consumers for unscheduled power cuts lasting longer than one hour.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
County stint will help me improve as a batsman: Kohli
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli feels that playing county cricket in England ahead of their tour later this summer will help improve his game.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Monetary panel minutes signal a hawkish RBI in the offing
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The RBI has signalled the prospect of a more hawkish stance on interest rates despite lowering its inflation forecast for the current year at its first monetary policy review of the fiscal earlier this month, according to the minutes of the central bank's latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting here released on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian Sikh woman embraces Islam, remarries in Pakistan
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) A Sikh woman from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district who went to Pakistan on a pilgrimage has reportedly embraced Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistani man, according to her family which alleged that she may have fallen into the hands of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and forced to convert and remarry.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Diplomacy
Emery says he is focused on PSG, denies contact with other clubs
Paris, April 19 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish coach Unai Emery on Thursday dismissed speculation linking him to a move from the Ligue 1 club, saying he was focused on ending the football season with his current team.
2018-04-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
18 Delhi-bound Rohingyas arrested in Tripura
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Eighteen Rohingyas from Myanmar, including three children and four women who had entered India illegally, were on Thursday apprehended in western Tripura, a police official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rakitic rejoins Barça group training on day of anti-doping tests
Barcelona, April 19 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who underwent surgery for a broken left finger, rejoined the team practice on Thursday, during which several players underwent anti-doping tests.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
CBI searches seven places in disproportionate assets case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday carried out searches at seven places in connection with disproportionate assets cases involving senior official Prashant Kumar Sinha, an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
President, First Lady pay obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind on Thursday paid obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine before ending their two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, praying for progress and prosperity of the people of the country, an official statement said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
Fake FB post on Parrikar's death was revenge act: Goa Crime Branch
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) The false post on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's death by Kenneth Silveira, who has been arrested, was posted to avenge his 2017 Assembly poll defeat to Parrikar, Goa Police Crime Branch claimed on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Super Cup: Bengaluru FC eye redemption in final against East Bengal (Preview)
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) Bengaluru FCs bid to win a fifth title in as many seasons of the clubs existence, will face one last hurdle in East Bengal as the two sides go to battle in the final of the Super Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
SBI not to charge fees on PoS cash withdrawals
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Lending major State Bank of India on Thursday said that it will not charge any fees from customers who avail the facility of withdrawing cash through its PoS (Point of Sale) machines installed across various merchant locations.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goffin, Zverev advance to Monte-Carlo Masters quarters
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 19 (IANS) David Goffin of Belgium and Alexander Zverev of Germany advanced to the Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Duterte ordered probe against detained Australian nun
Manila, April 19 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he personally authorised an investigation against an Australian nun who was detained in the country earlier this week after being accused of political activity that breached her visa.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Judge Loya case PIL aimed to promote Congress interests: BJP
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said that the public interest litigation (PIL) filed over the death of Judge B.H. Loya was basically meant to promote Congress interests and settle political scores.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naidu blames foreign rule for lack of respect for women
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday blamed blamed colonial and foreign rule in India for the lack of respect towards women which was leading to crimes against them.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Four abducted, Gurugram Police files FIR
Gurugram, April 19 (IANS) Four persons, including one jailed earlier in a criminal case, were abducted by unidentified men from an upscale area of Gurugram, regarding which an FIR had been lodged, police said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Punjab opt to bat against Hyderabad
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and opted to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 16th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium, here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,IPL-2018
TCS net slips 1.8% in 2017-18
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported Rs 25,826 crore consolidated net profit for fiscal 2017-18, registering 1.8 per cent yearly decline from Rs 26,289 crore posted in 2016-17.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC allows Sahara to sell parcels of Aamby Valley till May 15
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Sahara Group to choose and sell any parcel of its property in its Aamby Valley project in Maharashtra by May 15 and deposit the money in the SEBI-Sahara Refund Account.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kyrgyzstan's President dismisses Cabinet after no-trust vote
Bishkek, April 19 (IANS) Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed a decree on Thursday to dismiss the Cabinet after lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a no-confidence vote against the government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Politics
China to impose anti-dumping measures on synthetic rubber imports
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China is set to impose temporary anti-dumping measures on imports of synthetic rubber from the US, the EU and Singapore, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy

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