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GoAir to start Kannur-Muscat flight on Feb 28
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Budget airline GoAir on Friday said it would operate three direct weekly flights between Kannur in Kerala and Muscat from February 28.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
First UAE research prize for scientist CNR Rao
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Eminent Indian scientist C.N.R. Rao has been conferred with the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said an official on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Telangana to spend Rs 1.17 lakh crore on irrigation projects
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Telangana will spend about Rs 1.17 lakh crore during the next five years to complete all projects to irrigate 1.25 crore acres, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Young scientist programme, Chandrayaan-2 among top priorities this year: ISRO
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced a 'young scientists programme' under which three school students will be selected from each state and Union Territory and will be given hands-on experience in building small satellites.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Science/Tech,Technology
Jaitley calls newspaper report on Rafale jet 'fudged arithmatic'
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday described as "fudged arithmatic" a newspaper article on the Rafale fighter jet deal which had said the 36 aircraft signed by the Modi government cost 41 per cent more per aircraft than what was provided in the deal negotiated by the UPA government.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bhatti Vikramarka appointed Telangana CLP leader
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Telangana.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Sitharaman decides to induct women in military police
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Enhancing representation of women in armed forces, Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said the government has taken a "historic" decision to induct women in the military police.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Naveen writes to Modi for special status to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday once again wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding Special Category Status (SCS) for the coastal state.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Purdue University celebrates its 150th anniversary with astronaut Jerry Ross
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The Purdue University on Friday celebrated its 150th Anniversary in Mumbai with Astronaut and its alumnus Jerry Ross in a festival inspired by the accomplishments and contributions of its alumni.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
WCD ministry files FIR against NGO accused of misutilising govt fund
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Women and Child Development Ministry has filed an FIR against NGO Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) for misusing government-allocated funds and failing to refund the unspent balance, it said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rainfall, cold wave to hit northwest India next week
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Widespread rainfall accompanied by cold wave-like conditions would engulf entire northwest India next week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
NGT raps Environment Ministry for failure to amend guidelines to check tree felling
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday slammed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) for not amending the "Wood-Based Industries (Establishment and Regulation) Guidelines, 2016" to check illegal felling of trees for charcoal making.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata's anti-BJP rally draws political who's who, set to kickstart opposition campaign for LS polls (Preview)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The stage is set for a mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday, that would virtually kick-start the opposition's campaign and is likely to provide the contours of a federal front ahead of the coming general election.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
P&W says engine meets safety standards, but backs DGCA order
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A day after the aviation regulator restricted the Airbus A320 Neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines from flying to Port Blair, among other directives, P&W said it "fully supports" the order and emphasised that its engine meets all safety standards.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Seven designers shortlisted for Book Cover prize (Lead, correcting para 4)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The shortlist for the fourth edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was announced on Friday at the opening day of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Centre likely to miss divestment target by Rs 20,000 cr: Care Ratings
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Centre is unlikely to meet its disinvestment target of Rs 80,000 crore this year, resulting in overshooting the fiscal deficit target, Care Ratings said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Meghalaya CM seeks exemption from coal mining Act
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention in getting exemption from the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act and Coal Mines Nationalisation Act to restore mining in the northeastern state at the earliest, said an official here.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Wipro net profit grows robust; offers bonus shares
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Reviving its fortunes, global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,544 crore net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 29.6 per cent yearly and 34.9 per cent quarterly growth.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
India's debt up 50% to Rs 82 lakh crore in Modi era
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Total liabilities of the government has increased 49 per cent to Rs 82 lakh crore in the last four-and-half years during the Narendra Modi government, as per the 8th Edition of the Status Paper on Government Debt released Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Welsh artists, organisations to perform in Kolkata from Jan 19-Feb 2
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Kolkata is all set to experience the distinct flavour of Welsh theatre, language and literature this month.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Benzema to make Real Madrid squad vs Sevilla, says coach
Madrid, Jan 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's coach Santiago Solari on Friday confirmed French forward Karim Benzema is set be on the team's lineup of possible players for the upcoming La Liga encounter against Sevilla despite a fracture on his right hand's pinky finger.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Birthday girl Kerber storms past Birrell into Australian Open last-16
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) A ruthless Angelique Kerber of Germany on Friday lost just a game on her way to routing Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell 6-1, 6-0 in the third round of the 2019 Australian Open.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Atletico's Simeone positive despite Spanish Cup elimination
Madrid, Jan 18 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone said Friday that his football club's elimination from the Copa del Rey had been a hard experience but the loss had pushed it to play well in upcoming matches.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Smriti Irani dares Rahul Gandhi to repeat anti-national slogan in public
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Days after Congress leader Kapil Sibal questioned the need for a sedition law, Union Minister Smriti Irani dared his party President Rahul Gandhi to repeat the slogan 'Bharat tere tukde honge" in public.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Meghalaya authorities express 'inability' to evacuate trapped miners
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) District authorities on Friday visited the families of three of the 15 miners who are trapped, now for over a month, inside an illegal flooded coal mine in Meghalaya and expressed their "inability" to evacuate them.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TVS rider Aravind finishes 2019 Dakar Rally at 37th spot
Lima, Jan 18 (IANS) Sherco TVS Rally Factory teams Aravind KP has successfully completed the 2019 edition of Dakar 2019 at the 37th spot. making him the only Indian to finish the gruesome rally.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Motorsports
Delhi air improves; sufficient rains can bring relief: SAFAR
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The national capital saw a little improvement in its air on Friday as the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) turned from 'severe' to 'very poor' due to an increase in the wind speed.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
RBI will take steps to enable robust growth: Shaktikanta Das
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Giving an indication of his likely approach ahead of the RBI's final monetary policy review of the fiscal next month, new central bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said the RBI will make all efforts to maintain financial stability and "to facilitate enabling conditions for sustainable and robust growth".
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Reconsider Citizenship Amendment Bill Meghalaya CM tells Home Minister Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to reconsider the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 passed in the Lok Sabha.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Khelo India: Tamil Nadu, West Bengal girls on top in volleyball
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu and West Bengal swapped favours in the semi-finals of the girls volleyball competition of the Khelo India Youth Games here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Khelo India: Punjab, Tamil Nadu dominate in basketball
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) Punjab and Tamil Nadu made it to three finals each and will be out to claim bragging rights as the powerhouses of basketball at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here on Satuday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
KIYG: Haryana boxers make big surge with eight golds
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) Boxers Ankit Narwal, Vanshaj and Preeti Dahiya played a key role for Haryana who reaped as many as eight gold, eight silver and 15 bronze medals from boxing in the Boys' Under-17 and Girls Under-17 categories at the at the Khelo India Youth Games (KISG) here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Quake-resistant buildings in rural Himachal stressed
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary B.K. Agarwal on Friday stressed the need for proper designing and earthquake-resistant construction of community halls in gram panchayats and setting up of a task force to handle exigencies.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
EC team reviews poll preparation in Bihar
Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday directed Bihar government to transfer all government officials posted at a place for the last three years or more.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Seven designers shortlisted for Book Cover prize
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The shortlist for the fourth edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was announced on Friday at the opening day of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
PM Modi to address three rallies in Bengal: State BJP chief
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address two public rallies in West Bengal this month and another in Kolkata's iconic Brigade Parade Ground on February 8, state BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata meets senior opposition leaders ahead of January 19 rally
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday called on a number of senior opposition leaders, including former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda and Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, who arrived here to take part in Banerjee's mega anti-BJP rally on January 19.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Government appoints Rakesh Asthana as BCAS chief
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A day after the government curtailed his tenure in the CBI as Special Director, Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency chief Alok Verma, was on Friday appointed as the new Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Church closed after Orthodox, Jacobite factions clash in Kerala
Thrissur (Kerala), Jan 18 (IANS) The St Mary's Church at Mannamangalam near here was on Friday evening put under lock and key by the District Collector following clashes between the Orthodox and Jacobite factions.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Militants throw grenade at police station in Pulwama, a third in a day
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Militants attacked a police station in Pulwama district with a grenade on Friday. This was the third such attack in the Valley today.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
SC directs protection for two women who entered Sabarimala
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Kerala government to provide adequate and full security to two women who had entered Sabarimala's Lord Aayappa shrine triggering widespread outrage and protests across the state.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
CBSE to issue module to deter students from cheating
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be issuing an 'instruction module' to all schools to deter students from cheating, a senior Board official said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Election Commission likely to announce Lok Sabha dates in early March
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) With the country already in election mode, the formal schedule for the coming Lok Sabha polls is expected to be announced by the Election Commission in the first week of March and the process is likely to over seven to nine phases.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wife of ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in France
Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) The wife of Meng Hongwei, the former Interpol chief held in China since September, has sought asylum in France for herself and her twin children.
2019-01-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
CCI approves Amazon subsidiary acquiring Aditya Birla Retail
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Friday approved the acquisition of India's fourth largest supermarket chain -- Aditya Birla Retail Ltd (ABRL) -- by Witzig Advisory Services Private Ltd (WASPL) and also the acquisition of 49 per cent of its stake by an Amazon subsidiary.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sensex ends flat amid Sun Pharma woes, easing trade concerns (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Heavy sell-off in the healthcare stocks led by Sun Pharmaceuticals kept the key equity indices subdued for most part of the Friday's trading session, before positive global markets helped them recover and close on a flat note.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fog, cold wave conditions prevail in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Minimum temperatures dropped and foggy conditions prevailed at several places in Punjab and Haryana on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi government can't shirk its responsibility of contributing to RRTS: SC
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday told the Arvind Kejriwal government that it could not shirk its statutory responsibility of contributing its share of funds to Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project linking Delhi with Meerut.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vintage Dhoni gifts India maiden ODI series win Down Under (Intro Roundup)
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has once again proved the critics wrong by establishing himself as a master of close finish when he belted an 87 not out to complete a hat trick of half centuries to help the men-in-blue clinch the third ODI by 7 wickets and a historic 2-1 bilateral series win over Australia at the MCG here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Colado strike lifts East Bengal against Indian Arrows
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Jamie Santos Colados strike in the second half was enough to fetch East Bengal a hard fought 1-0 win against spirited Indian Arrows in their I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Karnataka Congress MLAs head to a resort after party meet
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) In a new twist to the political drama in the wake of "Operation Lotus", the Congress in Karnataka on Friday shifted 76 of its MLAs to a private resort outside the city accusing the BJP of trying to poach them to destabilise the state's JD(S)-Congress coalition government.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Japan to lend Rs 3,420 cr to India
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Japan will be giving a loan of Rs 3,420 crore to India to assist in constructing the Chennai Peripheral Ring Road and for joint efforts towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2019-01-18
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Imran Khan seeks expedition of CPEC projects
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday stressed on expediting projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the country.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
NDA Rafale deal achieved better price than earlier proposal: Defence Ministry
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Defence Ministry on Friday dismissed as "factually inaccurate" a media report that talked of a 41 per cent increase in the price per aircraft of the 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault saying it had got "better price, delivery period and terms" compared to the of the UPA era proposal for purchase of 126 bare-bones aircraft.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Rallyist Ashima takes Day 1 lead in Divas on Wheels
Chikmagalur (Karnataka), Jan 18 (IANS) Seasoned rallyist Ashima Duggal held her nerve to streak into the lead of the all-womens 'Divas on Wheels' rally at the end of the first leg here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
EC proposes eliminating tariffs on industrial goods with US
Brussels, Jan 18 (IANS) The European Commission proposed on Friday the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods with the US in future trade talks. The proposal will need approval from the EU member states.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Brigade Parade Ground: A tale of mammoth rallies, emotion, political statements
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) From hosting public reception for Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolai Bulganin to holding mammoth political rallies -- many of them on anti-central government planks, the sprawling Brigade Parade Ground in the heart of the metropolis is steeped in history.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bhopal may get country's first cremation ground for cows
Bhopal, Jan 18 (IANS) The country's first cremation ground for cows will be prepared in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal and the city's municipal authorities are already on the lookout for a site for the purpose.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
More animal species likely to get extinct: Study
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that more than a hundred species currently identified as non-threatened on the Red List of Threatened Species, are actually likely to be at risk of extinction.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Extreme distress increases risk for dementia: Study
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Men and women who are distressed in midlife could be at higher risk of developing dementia in their old age, suggests a new study.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Happy to bat at any number: Dhoni
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) With just a handful of ODIs to be played ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the No.4 slot in the Indian batting order is still up for grabs and with former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni staking a strong claim with a hat-trick of half-centuries against Australia, it will be interesting to see if the team management persists with him in the quadrennial event.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
In BJP vs BJP, Kalia becomes Chandigarh mayor
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rajesh Kalia was on Friday elected as mayor of Chandigarh.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
10% quota for economically weak applicable from Jan 14 in UP
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Friday ratified 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections among the upper castes, a government spokesman said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Kartik Aaryan mum on #MeToo allegations against Hirani
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan refused to share his views about the sexual misconduct allegations against director Rajkumar Hirani, saying he can't comment on it until it is proved legally.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Want to become youngest World Chess Champion, also beat Anand: Gukesh
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) The World's second youngest chess Grand Master (GM) D. Gukesh said on Friday that he aspires to fefeat five-time World champion GM Viswanathan Anand - and also to become the youngest World chess champion.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Nation wants new government, new Prime Minister in 2019: Akhilesh Yadav
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the nation wants a new government at the Centre and is waiting for a new Prime Minister to take over.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan, pilots rescued
Moscow, Jan 18 (IANS) Two Russian Sukhoi Su-34 bombers accidentally collided over the Sea of Japan during a training exercise on Friday, with two pilots from the downed aircraft rescued from the sea in a "satisfactory" condition, the country's Defence Ministry said.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Democratic outcry over Trump's obstruction allegation
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US Democratic leaders have reacted with fury and demanded an investigation following a news report that claimed President Donald Trump directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a potential real-estate development in Moscow in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tesla to lay-off 7% full-time staff amid China dreams
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Electric car maker Tesla on Friday announced it is laying off seven per cent of its full-time staffers in an attempt to reduce costs and increase profits.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Wipro net up 29.6% in Q3
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,544 crore consolidated net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 29.6 per cent annual growth from Rs 1,936 crore in the same period a year ago.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
High levels of frailty may predict dementia risk: Lancet
Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) Frailty can make older adults more susceptible to Alzheimer's dementia, finds a study that suggest that frailty should be considered in clinical care and management of the age-related disease.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sun Pharma stocks plunge on revelation of whistleblower's complaint
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The stock of pharmaceutical major Sun Pharma ended up as the top loser on the BSE Sensex on Friday following reports of a complaint by a whistleblower to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) against the company, raising issues of corporate governance.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Angel tax relief only first step, more in offing: Top official
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The governments decision to liberalise norms for availing angel tax exemption would solve the majority of the problems ailing the start-up sector and is only the first in a series of major steps, a top government official said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Federal parties capable of forming stable government in consultation with Congress: Deve Gowda
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Former Indian Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday claimed that the federal parties, coming together to form an anti-BJP alliance, will be able to form a stable government at the Centre and said the new government has to be formed in consultation with Congress.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Challenging to do comedy show on Swachh Bharat, says Rashami
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Rashami Desai, who will be seen creating awareness about cleanliness in the new sitcom "Chalo Saaf Karein", says imparting the social message through comedy was challenging for her.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
A film tends to lose out in a crowd sometimes: Divya Dutta (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Divya Dutta, whose "Fanney Khan" will air on the small screen on Friday, says sometimes a film gets lost in the crowd, but then a TV screening can sometimes give people a chance to see it with a different perspective.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sleeping for long hours during pregnancy linked to stillbirths
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, suggests a new study.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wipro net up 29.6% in Q3
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,544 crore net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 29.6 per cent annual growth, up from Rs 1,936 crore in the same period a year ago.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Justice Maheshwari, Justice Khanna sworn in as SC Judges
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna were on Friday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Smriti Irani dares Rahul to repeat 'anti-India' slogan
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Days after Congress leader Kapil Sibal questioned the need for a sedition law, Union Minister Smriti Irani dared his party President Rahul Gandhi to repeat the slogan 'Bharat tere tukde honge" in public.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sitharaman visits forward base at Indo-China border
Anini (Arunachal Pradesh), Jan 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday visited the forward areas along India-China Border in Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh located at a height of 5,300 feet.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
'Fake voters': Mumbai Congress seeks probe into electoral rolls
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The Mumbai Congress on Friday demanded a probe into an alleged 'fake voters' scam, urging the election authorities to investigate it to weed out bogus names from electoral rolls.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
India protests Pakistan apex court's order on Gilgit-Baltistan
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) India on Friday summoned the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan and lodged a strong protest over the Pakistan Supreme Court's order extending its powers to Gilgit-Baltistan.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Karnataka Congress MLA Umesh Jadav skips party meet
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Karnataka Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav on Friday skipped the legislature party meet citing ill-health.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
A film tends to lose out in a crowd sometimes: Divya Dutta
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Divya Dutta, whose "Fanney Khan" will air on the small screen on Saturday, says sometimes a film gets lost in the crowd, but then a TV screening can sometimes give people a chance to see it with a different perspective.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Fraud Saiyaan': Lowbrow, disappointing (IANS Review, Rating: *)
Film: "Fraud Saiyaan"; Director: Sourabh Shrivastava; Cast: Arshad Warsi, Saurabh Shukla, Deepali Pansare, Anangsha Biswas, Preeti Sood, Sara Loren, Bhavna Pani, Flora Saini, Varun Badola; Rating: *
2019-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Indian showbiz typecasts people with white skin: Jason Shah
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Jason Shah, who has roots in the US and UK, feels the Indian entertainment industry has always typecast people with white skin.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
China's energy giant inks deal with UK firm for Bangladesh power plant
Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) China's energy giant PowerChina has signed an agreement and a contract with GCM Resources, a leading British resource exploration company, for development of a coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Former Bihar BJP MP quits party
Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) A senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former member of Parliament from Purnea district of Bihar, Uday Singh, resigned from the party on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Tendulkar joins Anil Kapoor to announce 'Selection Day' new season
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar engaged in a Twitter conversation with actor Anil Kapoor to announce the second season of "Selection Day".
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Feel blessed being part of 'Dream Girl': Nushrat Bharucha
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Nushrat Bharucha, who was last seen on-screen in "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety", says she feels blessed being a part of the quirky comedy film "Dream Girl", which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mukesh Ambani calls for movement against 'data colonisation'
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Invoking Mahatma Gandhi's movement against colonisation, Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead a fight against "data colonisation", saying that Indian data must be "owned and controlled" by Indians.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
BJP not sure of votes elsewhere, so eying N-E, says Assam Congress
Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Assam on Friday said the BJP is eyeing Bengal and northeastern states in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections through the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as the party is not confident about votes in north and south India.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
We've long endured a culture of silence, says Dia Mirza
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza says women have long endured a culture of silence, and because of that, sexual predators have got encouragement.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 women killed in celebratory firing in UP
Lucknow/New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Two women were killed in celebratory firing during a wedding in a Moradabad village in Uttar Pradesh, while a young bride in the national capital was injured in a similar but separate incident, police said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
33 Bhutanese coal trucks stopped from heading to Bangladesh
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian Customs law disallowed 33 Bhutanese coal-laden trucks at Dawki integrated check post (ICP) in Meghalaya to transit to Bangladesh following a Supreme Court order banning the transportation of extracted coal in Meghalaya, an official said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mike Posner unveils album about 'pain, loss' and more
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer-songwriter and producer Mike Posner has released an album, "A Real Good Kid", which is about pain, loss and the joy that comes with it.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
We are not opposing 'Manikarnika...': Shri Rajput Karni Sena
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Shri Rajput Karni Sena, the outfit which famously led a movement against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus "Padmaavat", has claimed the outfit is not involved in the protests against Kangana Ranaut's "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi".
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Politics
Brigade Parade Ground: A tale of mammoth rallies, emotion, political statements
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) From hosting public reception for Soviet leaders Nikita Krushchev and Nikolai Bulganin to holding mammoth political rallies -- many of them on anti-central government planks, the sprawling Brigade Parade Ground in the heart of the metropolis is steeped in history.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Tickets of new Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express sold out in 5 hours
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A day after the Indian Railways announced a new bi-weekly Mumbai-Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express starting Saturday, all its tickets for the next maiden journey were sold out within five hours, officials said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Under fire, Maharashtra may take ordinance route to ban dance bars
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Under fire from various quarters, the Maharashtra government may opt for an ordinance to stall the reopening of dance bars in the city and state in the wake of Thursday's Supreme Court verdict.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Some Karnataka BJP MLAs shift to another Haryana hotel
Gurugram, Jan 18 (IANS) Around 25 MLAs of the nearly 100 Karnataka BJP legislators put up here at the five star ITC Grand Bharat resort for the last few days have reportedly shifted to a nearby hotel on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Sun Pharma stocks plunge on revelation of whistleblower's complaint
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The stock of pharmaceutical major Sun Pharma ended up as the top loser on the BSE Sensex on Friday following reports of a complaint by a whistleblower to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) against the company.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chile holds Bolivia in South American U-20 football
Santiago de Chile, Jan 18 (IANS) The Chilean and Bolivian national football teams debuted at the South American U-20 Championship here with a 1-1 draw.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Santiago ,Sports,Football
ISRO launches Young Scientists programme
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced a Young Scientists programme under which three school students will be selected from each state and union territory and will be given lectures on space and hands-on experience in building small satellites.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Ganja worth Rs 1.61 cr seized in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) In a joint operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Tripura Police on Friday seized 300 kg of ganja (cannabis) valued at Rs 14.60 lakh in the international market.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China asks its police to prevent 'coloured revolutions'
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) The Chinese police must remain alert to any uprisings and defend the political stability of the country, the country's top security official has said.
2019-01-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
90 Argentine satellites to be launched by China
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China will launch 90 satellites into space for Argentinian company Satellogic, which plans to build an Earth observation network.
2019-01-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Science/Tech
Son of dismissed BSF trooper found dead in Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) The son of Border Security Force (BSF) trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was dismissed from the force in 2017 for indiscipline, was found dead in Haryana, police said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Government will again miss fiscal deficit target: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Claiming that the Narendra Modi government's efforts during its remaining tenure cannot revive the "perilous condition" of the Indian economy, former Union Minister and Congress veteran P. Chidambaram on Friday said the Centre might not able to achieve its set fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP leader named in Mandsaur Municipal Chairman's murder
Mandsaur, Jan 18 (IANS) Police here on Friday named Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manish Bairagi to be behind the murder of Mandsaur Municipal Corporation Chairman and BJP leader Prahlad Bandhwar.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Jharkhand legislators demand formation of Displacement Commission
Ranchi, Jan 18 (IANS) Jharkhand legislators on Friday demanded the formation of a Displacement Commission so that the grievances of the displaced people could be heard and resolved.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Saeed Khosa sworn in as new Chief Justice of Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, who part of the Supreme Court benches that disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from politics and overturned the death penalty of a Christian woman jailed for blasphemy, was sworn in as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BJP promises Budget 2019 will bring relief to farmers
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Rejecting the farm loan waiver as a permanent solution, the BJP on Friday said that the Centre will announce relief measures in Budget 2019 that will boost farmers economically.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Government appoints Rakesh Asthana as DG, BCAS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A day after the government curtailed his tenure in the CBI as Special Director, Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency chief Alok Verma, was on Friday appointed as the new Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Music superstars add more power to other artistes' songs as songwriters
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Popular Canadian singer Bryan Adams has unveiled the title track of his upcoming album, "Shine A Light". Adding more power to the song is Grammy Award winner Ed Sheeran, who has co-written the song.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Doordarshan plans to have its own OTT platform
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Doordarshan, India's public service broadcaster, is working towards plans to launch its own OTT (over-the-top ) platform, as the consumption of entertainment and infotainment has witnessed a rise in the country.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
NBFC firm IIFL Finance to raise Rs 2,000 cr via bonds
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Non-banking finance company (NBFC) India Infoline Finance Ltd (IIFL Finance) will shortly open a bond's public issue on January 22 to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore for funding business growth and expansion, its parent firm IIFL Holdings said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi deal gifted Dassault Rs 186 crore more per Rafale: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of compromising national security in the Rafale deal by "denying" to the IAF 90 aircraft it desperately needed and "gifted" Dassault Rs 186 crore more per aircraft at the cost of the public exchequer in the deal it signed with France.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Mob vandalises Bihar police station over minor's killing
Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) A mob vandalised a police station and set ablaze three vehicles in Bihar's Kaimur district after a missing teenage girl's body was found in a village of the area.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vintage Dhoni, Chahal star in India's maiden ODI series win Down Under (Roundup)
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's heroics with the ball were complemented well by former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's third consecutive half-century as he anchored India's run chase to beat Australia by 7 wickets in the third ODI, and clinch their first ever bilateral series win here.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tripura government likely to probe temple's missing assets
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) The Tripura government is likely to probe "missing cash, precious ornaments and assets" deposited in the past 70 years by the devotees in the Mata Tripura Sundari Temple, an official said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
RSS swipes at BJP over soldier deaths, temple delay
Nagpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Taking a swipe at the BJP-led government at the Centre, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday wondered why soldiers were dying on the country's borders though there is no war and on the delays in constructing the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sabarimala: Row over age of women mentioned on Kerala government list
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) A row has erupted over flaws in the actual age of some of the 51 women referred to by the Kerala government counsel on Friday in the Supreme Court saying they were in the 'banned', menstruating age group of 10-50 years who prayed at the Sabarimala temple this season.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
2 Russian figher jets collide over Sea of Japan
Moscow, Jan 18 (IANS) Two Russian Sukhoi Su-34 bombers accidentally collided over the Sea of Japan while performing training flights on Friday, the country's Defence Ministry said.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT-Madras launches start-up to train students in AI
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Friday launched a start-up to prepare the workforce for the advent of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) age by training students at nominal costs.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Technology
Sensex, Nifty ends flat; healthcare stocks fall 2%
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Mixed global cues, weakness in the Indian currency and heavy selling in the healthcare and finance stocks dragged the key equity indices on Friday, with Sensex and Nifty ending flat with a positive bias.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lakhs throng Kolkata ahead of Brigade rally
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Lakhs of Trinamool Congress activists and supporters from across West Bengal thronged the city on Friday, a day ahead of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's high-voltage 'United India Rally' that is likely to be a show of opposition strength ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India win 3rd ODI to claim series
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) India rode a third consecutive half-century by former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to defeat Australia by seven wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Chicks love a vegetarian: Kartik Aaryan fronts PETA India campaign
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) "Chicks love a vegetarian", a new tongue-in-cheek campaign by animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, features actor Kartik Aaryan, who has a huge female fan following courtesy his films "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" and "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety".
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Bombairiya': Crazily heartwarming homage to Mumbai (Movie Review)
Film: "Bombairiya"; Director: Pia Sukanya; Cast: Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi, Ravi Kissan, Siddhant Kapoor, Adil Hussain and Amit Sial; Rating: ***
2019-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Espanyol in Copa del Rey quarter-finals
Barcelona, Jan 18 (IANS) RCD Espanyol defeated Villarreal 3-1 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie to advance to the quarter-finals 5-3 on aggregate.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
HC grants bail to hawala dealer Aslam Wani
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani, who is accused of money-laundering.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blast at Lal Chowk, grenade attack on J&K Police camp
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Minutes after hurling a grenade at a paramilitary patrol party in the city centre Lal Chowk here in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, militants hurled another grenade at a police camp in Shopian district, police said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Betis advance in Copa del Rey
San Sebastian (Spain), Jan 18 (IANS) Real Betis and Real Sociedad played to a 2-2 draw on aggregate over two matches in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, but the Seville club are through to the quarter-finals after scoring a pair of away goals here.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Will protest if Parrikar 'dodges' Assembly committee meet: Congress
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Accusing ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of avoiding meeting legislators from the Opposition, state Congress President Girish Chodankar on Friday said if Parrikar continues this, the Opposition party would raise a ruckus in the forthcoming state Assembly session.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Aditi Mittal happy to be featured in book
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Comedian Aditi Mittal, who features in a children's book "The Dot That Went For A Walk", says she is glad to be a part of a compilation which aims to inspire young girls.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Doing business in India now easier, cheaper, faster, smarter: Modi
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government had made doing business in India easier, cheaper, faster and smarter with his term accounting for almost 45 per cent of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) that the country received in the last 18 years.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
No tie up with Congress in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana: AAP
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party, which has been giving mixed signals on the chances of an alliance with the Congress, on Friday finally ruled out any such possibility in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, saying the Congress is not thinking for the nation.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amazon's AWS launches service to automate data backups
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Retail giant Amazon's Cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched "Backup" -- a new feature which makes it easier for companies to backup their data using its Cloud computing platform.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Odisha legislator Jogesh Singh resigns from Congress
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) Odisha Congress legislator Jogesh Singh resigned from the primary membership of the party on Friday, a day after he was suspended for anti-party activities.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Opposition parties disrupt Jharkhand Assembly proceedings
Ranchi, Jan 18 (IANS) Opposition parties on Friday disrupted the proceedings in the Jharkhand Assembly as the House was running beyond the stipulated lunch time of 12.30 p.m.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bhandarkar to present film which will carry forward 'The Apu Trilogy'
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar will present a feature film titled "Avijatrik", which will take forward Satyajit Ray's iconic "The Apu Trilogy".
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amid shutdown drama, Trump retaliates by blocking Pelosi's Afghan trip
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has barred Speaker Nancy Pelosi from flying on a Pentagon plane to Afghanistan in a tit-for-tat for her blocking his State of the Union Address as a new act unfolded in the farcical drama of egos playing on the sidelines of the government shutdown paralysing all but vital operations.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Budding boxing star Kattimani lauds Khelo India
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) World Youth Boxing bronze medallist boxer Bhavesh Kattimani is convinced that the government should conduct more events like Khelo India Youth Games to shape budding talent.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Hero Cycles to invest Rs 400 cr in hi-tech cycle valley
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Leading brand in cycles, Hero Cycles, will invest around Rs 400 crore in the Hi-Tech Cycle Valley project in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Himachal CM asks banks to help increase farmers' income
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said the banks should focus more to improve the investment credit by funding those schemes that helped in increasing the income of the farmers.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Instead of trial by media, it should be trial by law: Richa Chadha on #MeToo
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who is proud to portray a brave character like Shakeela on the big screen, looks at the #MeToo movement positively. She believes the movement should have a trial by law that can bring the truth to the fore.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sharapova defeats defending Australian Open champion Wozniacki
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Russia's Maria Sharapova defeated defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
India, Uzbekistan sign agreement on uranium import
Ahmedabad, Jan 18 (IANS) India and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on importing uranium from the Central Asian nation following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Duterte's drug war 'example to the world': Sirisena
Manila/Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has praised his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Dutertes brutal war on drugs, which has taken thousands of lives, calling it an "example to the world".
2019-01-18
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
You'll be blown away by Alia in 'Kalank': Varun Dhawan
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan, who has worked with his "Student Of The Year" co-star Alia Bhatt in multiple projects, says the audience will be as blown away as him by her work in their forthcoming project "Kalank".
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Explosion rocks Srinagar Lal Chowk
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Militants on Friday hurled a grenade at a paramilitary patrol party in the city centre Lal Chowk here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sensex, Nifty trade flat as index heavyweights lose
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Amid broadly positive global cues and selling in index heavyweights, major Indian equity indices traded flat during Friday's afternoon trade session.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Roads melting as Australian heat wave drags on
Canberra, Jan 18 (IANS) Australia's heat wave dragged into its sixth day on Friday, with roads melting and heat records broken.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Blast rips through Srinagar's Lal Chowk
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) A huge explosion ripped through the Jammu and Kashmir capital's high-security zone Lal Chowk area here damaging shops and vehicles on Friday, police said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Bihar boy's jaw broken for plucking plums
Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) A seven-year-old boy was beaten, his jaw was broken and six of his teeth were knocked out as punishment for plucking some plums from a tree in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Constant political interference will scare away filmmakers: Aahana Kumra
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Hindi films with a political plot have always received flak in the country. Actress Aahana Kumra, whose latest outing "The Accidental Prime Minister" was termed a "propaganda film", says constant interference of politicians will scare away filmmakers from making such movies.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
NASA's Cassini reveals new details on Saturn's rings
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The rings of Saturn may may have formed much later than the planet itself, according to a new analysis of gravity science data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Huawei to roll out 'EMUI 9.0' in India from next week
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Chinese electronics giant Huawei on Friday announced that its Android Pie-based custom operating system (OS) -- EMUI 9.0 is rolling out on the "P20 Pro" and "Nova 3" smartphones with new user interface (UI) and full-screen gestures as an over-the-air (OTA) firmware update from next week in India.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Rahul writes to Mamata, hopes show of opposition unity will send strong message
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) After deciding to skip the mega rally of the TMC in Kolkata on Saturday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday sent a message to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extending his support to the event hoping that the "show of unity" will send a powerful message of "a united India together" for ideas that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were intent on destroying.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Coursera forays into healthcare education
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Aiming to address the acute shortage of skilled workers in the health industry, US-based online education company Coursera has partnered with 15 top ranked universities to launch 100 new health courses.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
DMK leader files PIL against reservation on economic criteria
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) DMK leader and Member of Parliament R.S. Bharathi on Friday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court challenging reservation on the basis of economic criteria.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ram Temple in Ayodhya should be constructed by 2025: RSS leader
Prayagraj, Jan 18 (IANS) Mounting pressure on the Modi government, the RSS on Friday pitched for the immediate construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, saying it should be built by 2025.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa Governor's veiled attack on Manmohan
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Friday launched a veiled attack on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying some leaders are "foisted into position by others" and that "there are only certain compulsions" whether they deliver or not.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
21 killed in Colombia car bombing
Bogota, Jan 18 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed in a car bomb attack at a police academy in the Colombian capital of Bogota, authorities said.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Federer cruises into Round of 16 at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Swiss tennis star Roger Federer (3) defeated American Taylor Fritz by a comfortable 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 scoreline in less than an hour and a half in the third round men's singles match at the Australian Open here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Samsung to launch Galaxy M10 for Rs 7,990, M20 for Rs 10,990
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Samsung will launch two industry-first Galaxy 'M' smartphones in the under Rs 10,000 price segment in India on January 28 that will be available on Amazon.in from March 5.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hockey India names 18-member women's squad for Spain tour
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Hockey India on Friday named an 18-member Indian women's squad for the season opener in Spain which starts on January 26.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
China lowers 2017 GDP growth
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China has lowered its final 2017 GDP growth from 6.9 per cent, announced initially, to 6.8 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics of China said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Graffiti in Tokyo could be Banksy artwork
Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) Japanese officials have said that a piece of graffiti found at a monorail station in Tokyo could be the work of British anonymous artist Banksy, the media reported on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
UK PM to skip Davos over Brexit uncertainty
London, Jan 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will not attend this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to focus on resolving the Brexit crisis following the House of Commons' overwhelming rejection of her plan earlier this week.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Bopanna prefers Airbnb while playing abroad
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna prefers to stay in Airbnb while competing in tournaments abroad as it helps to unwind yourself and gives homely feeling.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Mitsubishi alleges Ghosn received $8.9 mn in illegal payments
Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) Japanese automaker Mitsubishi on Friday alleged that ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn received $8.9 million in illegal payments from a Netherlands-based joint venture between April-November 2018.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kangana Ranaut refuses to bow down to Karni Sena
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut is determined to fight against the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, who have threatened protests if the film is not screened for the outfit before theatrical release.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump announces space-based anti-missile defence system
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Declaring that "space is a new war-fighting domain", President Donald Trump has announced an ambitious plan to develop a space-based anti-missile defence system to track and destroy weapons-bearing rockets.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
Infants' gut bacteria can help combat food allergy: Study
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that can prevent the development of food allergies, research has found.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
I owe every bit of my career to my parents: Ankita Lokhande
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Ankita Lokhande says her parents have been her pillars of strength through all the ups and downs.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Unplugged versions allow rediscovery of established song, say singers
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Unplugged versions of songs offer an opportunity to artistes to rediscover a track, say singers like Sonu Nigam, Rekha Bhardwaj and Guru Randhawa, who are a part of a new season of the 'Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged', set to go on air from January 26.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Agriculture agreement with EU confirms Sahara status: Morocco
Rabat, Jan 18 (IANS) The adoption by the European Parliament by an overwhelming majority of the Moroccan-EU Agriculture Agreement confirms that "any agreement covering the Moroccan Sahara can only be negotiated and signed by the Kingdom in the exercise of its full sovereignty over this part of its territory", according to the Moroccan government.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Leh avalanche: 4 bodies recovered
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Four dead bodies were recovered from the debris of an avalanche that hit Leh district of Ladakh trapping 10 people on Friday, police said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Asteroids pummelled Earth, Moon beginning 290 mn years ago: Study
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The number of asteroids colliding with the Moon and the Earth was about two to three times higher in the last 290 million years than in the previous 700 million years, finds a study that challenges previous understanding of Earth's history.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Karnataka CM wants Bharat Ratna for Tumakuru seer Shivakumara
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday said the Central government should confer the Bharat Ratna on Tumakuru Siddaganga mutt's 111-year-old pontiff Shivakumara Swami.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
SC directs protection for two women who entered Sabarimala
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Kerala government to provide proper and adequate security to two women who had entered Sabarimala's Lord Aayappa shrine triggering widespread outrage and protests across the state.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
It was stressful yet fun: Arjun Kanungo on his new song
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer Arjun Kanungo says it was stressful yet a lot of fun while working on his new song "Tu na mera", which has been viewed over 13,000,000 times on YouTube since its release earlier this week.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Barça thump Levante to advance in Copa del Rey
Barcelona, Jan 18 (IANS) Ousmane Dembele had a brace to lead FC Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Levante in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie for a 4-2 triumph on aggregate.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
NTR remembered on 23rd death anniversary
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Family members and leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founded by N.T. Rama Rao remembered him on his 23rd death anniversary on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Simon Cowell 'stole the idea' for Britain's Got Talent
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell confesses that he 'stole the idea' for "Britain's Got Talent" (BGT) from a rival music show.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Google Photos' to get new features including suggested sharing
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) The latest version of Google's photo sharing and storage service "Google Photos 4.8" that reached Android smartphones recently is expected to get more features like automatically suggested sharing among others, media reported.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
CBI questions youth acquitted in Andhra student's murder
Vijayawada, Jan 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which recently began a fresh investigation into a decade-old case of an Andhra girl student's rape and murder, on Friday questioned Satyam Babu who was acquitted in 2017.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Honest opinion stinks, but it doesn't stop me from voicing it: Sonu Nigam
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) National Award-winning Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam is not only known for his singing skills but also his outspoken nature and controversial comments on socio-political issues. He says he cannot be dishonest about his opinions.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Toyota launches Camry Hybrid at Rs 36.95 lakh in India
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Automobile major Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Friday announced the India launch of Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (EV) here at an ex-showroom price of Rs 36.95 lakh.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sophos appoints new Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, Japan
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Global cybersecurity major Sophos on Friday announced to appoint McAfee veteran Gavin Struthers as Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Bride injured in celebratory firing
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A 19-year-old bride was injured early on Friday after a bullet fired in a celebratory firing hit her ankle during her marriage ceremony here, a police officer said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger are living together
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt and girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of veteran actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, are living in together.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
400 migrants detained after crossing under fence into US
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Nearly 400 migrants burrowed under a fence on the US-Mexico border earlier this week and crossed into the US, informed sources told CNN.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man arrested over murder of Israeli student in Australia
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Israeli student in Australia's Melbourne city, police said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 year challenge photo: Jessica Simpson pokes fun at swollen foot
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Pregnant Jessica Simpson poked fun at her extremely swollen foot in a 10-year challenge photo.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae to star in romantic comedy
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) "The Big Sick" star Kumail Nanjiani and "Insecure" star Issa Rae have joined hands for the romantic comedy "The Lovebirds".
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Juggy D, wife Kiran welcome third child
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Indo-British singer Juggy D and his wife Kiran have welcomed their third child -- a son.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chahal six-for restricts Australia to 230 in series decider
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Australia's vulnerability to quality leg-spin was exposed by Yuzvendra Chahal, who returned with his second overseas fifer to help India restrict the hosts for a megre 230 in the series-deciding third ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Search operation on in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Security forces on Friday started a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district following information about militant presence, police said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Srinivas Reddy is new Telangana Speaker
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pocharam Srinivas Reddy was unanimously elected the Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UP sand mining case: ED summons IAS officer Chandrakala
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday summoned senior IAS officer B. Chandrakala for questioning in connection with an illegal sand mining case in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pakistan rules out India's role in Afghan peace process
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan has ruled out any role for India in the Afghan peace process, the media reported on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New Chief Justice of Pakistan sworn in
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa took oath as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Himachal braces for severe weather
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will receive widespread snowfall and rain between January 20 and 24, the weather office here warned on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Is Xi-ism the new doctrine of Communism? (Book Review)
Book:Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping; Author: Francois Bougon; Publisher: Westland Publications; Pages: 181; Price: Rs 599
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Gaganyaan: Crew module, crew service module design to be finalised soon
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) The design for the crew module and crew service module for India's Gaganyaan first manned space mission, slated for launch in 2022, are in the finalisation process, a top official of the Indian space agency said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Ash King, Momina, Qaran collaborate for first time
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Singers Ash King and Momina Mustehsan have unveiled their first single together. The song titled "Kishmish" has been written by composer-producer-lyricist Qaran Mehta of "Tareefan" fame along with Siddhant Kaushal.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trains, flights hit as visibility drops in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) At least 10 trains were delayed and several flights diverted due to a dense fog cover over the national capital causing visibility to remain at zero for a few hours on Friday morning.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Of friendship, love, search for life and abandonment (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Witness the unbreakable bond of two girls whose ambition beats patriarchy and poverty; live through a true big fat Bollywood romance; tread through the lanes of Kathmandu as a young girl seeks love and her own space in life, and finally, explore how an 'Orange' sanyaasi life feels like through the eyes of a child abandoned by the mother.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,National,Art/Culture/Books
Gangetic river dolphins in the Indian Sundarbans struggle with swelling salinity
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS/Mongabay) Indias national aquatic animal, the endangered Gangetic river dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica), is rarely visible in the waterways of the Indian Sundarbans. A study sheds light on the rise in salinity in the water and reduced freshwater flow for the mammals disappearing act in the iconic estuarine habitat.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Leh avalanche: 10 trapped under snow
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Ten people were trapped under snow after an avalanche hit Leh district of Ladakh on Friday, police sources said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tesla's customer referral programme ending in February
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Electric car maker Tesla is putting an end to its customer referral programme in February that allowed owners to give their friends a referral code to get six months of free charging via the company's "Supercharger" network.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Millions of Fortnite players vulnerable to hacking: Researchers
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Nearly 80 million players of the popular online battle game Fortnite are at increased hacking risk, said researchers from cyber security firm Check Point who discovered vulnerabilities that can give hackers access into user accounts.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Justice Maheshwari, Justice Khanna sworn in as SC Judges
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna were on Friday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Key Indian equity market indices quoting in red
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Friday opened higher but minutes into trading, both the indices -- Sensex of the BSE and Nifty 50 of the NSE -- were quoting in red.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Foggy Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The national capital on Friday woke up to a cold, foggy morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 4.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump cancels US delegation to Davos forum due to shutdown
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegations trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, due to the ongoing partial government shutdown.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Harassed at Facebook for criticising lack of diversity: Ex-employee
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) A Facebook engineering manager who quit her job this month has alleged harassment at the workplace after she criticised the social media giant for lack of diversity.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
J&K airports' audit report to get BCAS endorsement favouring CISF
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The audit report of the highly sensitive Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports is under final scrutiny of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) that will send its endorsement "very soon" to the Union Home Ministry, to hand over the security responsibility of these airports to the CISF from the CRPF.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Kashmir Valley braces for heavy snowfall
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The weather office on Friday said that heavy to very heavy snowfall will occur in the Kashmir Valley starting from Saturday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fossil Group sells smartwatch technology to Google for $40mn
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Global watch and accessories maker Fossil Group has announced to sell its smartphone technology to Google for $40 million.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Trump told me to have polls rigged: Cohen
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has said that he paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls at "the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
New Twitter bug exposed Android users' private tweets
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) A bug in Twitter exposed private tweets of some Android users for over five years when they made changes in their settings, like changing the email address linked to their accounts.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Divyanka excited to be solo anchor of reality show
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya is excited to host singing-based show "The Voice", which has music maestro A.R. Rahman as a super guru. This will be her first reality show as a solo anchor.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Why Cheat India': Fails to convey a strong social message (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Why Cheat India"; Director: Soumik Sen; Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Ammar Taalwala, Snigdhadeep Chatterjee; Rating: **1/2
2019-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'One Less God': Overtly bland but astutely crafted (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "One Less God"; Director: Lliam Worthington; Cast: Martelle Hammer, Reillly O'Byrne Inglis, Igor Kreyman, Mihika Rao, Sukhraj Deepak, Kabir Singh, Kiran Kumar, Nathan Kaye, Nicole Fanti, Joseph Mahler Taylor; Rating: **
2019-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Sonakshi, Varun Sharma to head to Punjab for film
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actors Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Nadira Babbar will shoot in Punjab for a slice of life entertainer.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump hits back at Pelosi, cancels her foreign trip
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) In a tit-for-tat move, US President Donald Trump cancelled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to three countries, a day after she angered Republicans by suggesting the President should delay his State of the Union Asdress due to the impasse over the ongoing partial government shutdown.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Replicas': Poorly developed and staid (IANS Review, Rating: *1/2)
Film: "Replicas"; Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff; Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz, Emjay Anthony, Emily Alyn Lind; Rating: *1/2
2019-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chinese shares open higher; yuan weakens
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.32 per cent to open at 2,567.74 points.
2019-01-18
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Trump unveils plan to expand US missile defense
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has unveiled at Pentagon this year's Missile Defense Review which contains the country's intention to expand its missile defence capabilities.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
No glycerine for Megha Chakraborty
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Megha Chakraborty says she doesn't use glycerine to emote onscreen.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
3rd ODI: India opt to bowl vs Australia (Toss)
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Australia in the third and final one day international (ODI) of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Trump cancels US delegation's trip to Davos summit
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The White House has said US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland, due to the partial government shutdown.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kosovo provocations break international law, destabilise Balkans: Putin
Belgrade, Jan 18 (IANS) Provocations coming from authorities in Serbia's unilaterally-seceded province of Kosovo and Metohija might destabilise the whole Balkans, visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin has said here, urging Pristina to respect the international law.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Diplomacy,Politics
Brexit: France activates no-deal plan
Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said a no-deal Brexit looks "less and less unlikely" and has launched a contingency plan to prepare for it.
2019-01-18
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
Top N.Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol arrives in Washington
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) One of North Korea's top negotiators has arrived in Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US stocks advance amid earnings, economic data
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) US stocks rose as Wall Street awaited the latest quarterly results from online streaming giant Netflix while digesting a slew of economic data.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
NATO head to attend EU defence ministers' meeting in Bucharest
Bucharest, Jan 18 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed his attendance at the informal meeting of defence ministers of the European Union (EU) member states, to be held here at the end of January, Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel Les said.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Romania,Defence/Security,Politics
Trump postpones Speaker Pelosi's foreign trip over government shutdown
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has told Speaker Nancy Pelosi that her planned foreign trip has been postponed, a day after the top House Democrat asked him to delay the State of the Union address due to the ongoing partial government shutdown.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Why Cheat India' is a stinging slap on educational policies (Film Review)
Film: "Why Cheat India; Director: Soumik Sen; Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2019-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Israel, Russia agree to continue coordination in Syria
Jerusalem, Jan 18 (IANS) Israeli and Russian military officials have agreed to continue the coordination of their military actions in Syria, the Israeli army said.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
US dollar edges up amid economic data
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) The US dollar rose slightly amid strong economic data.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Iran says US cannot influence its ties with Iraq
Tehran, Jan 18 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has said the US is not entitled to influence the ties between Iran and Iraq, the media reported.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
DGCA restricts P&W powered Airbus A320 Neo aircraft from flying to Port Blair
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Civil aviation regulator DGCA has restricted budget airlines IndiGo and GoAir's flight services operated on Airbus A320 Neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines to Port Blair.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
US stocks trade mixed amid corporate earnings, economic data
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) US stocks traded mixed on Thursday as investors were digesting a slew of corporate earnings and key economic data.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Jharkhand opposition parties to finalise alliance by month-end
Ranchi, Jan 18 (IANS) Jharkhand opposition parties on Thursday decided to give final shape to their alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections by the end of January.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
ECI wants action on fake election dates
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) After fake dates of 2019 Lok Sabha polls were circulated on social media, the Election Commission of India on Thursday directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi to ask the police to investigate teh episode.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, allies hit out at Congress for Hariprasad's remarks against Shah
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP and it's allies on Thursday came down heavily on Congress after its General Secretary B.K. Hariprasad mocked Amit Shah, who has been admitted to AIIMS due to swine flu infections, demanding his ouster from the party and his post.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bihar lifts ban on sale of live fish
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) The Bihar government on Thursday evening lifted ban on sale of live fish, three days after it banned the sale, transportation and storage of all kinds of fish -- dead or alive -- in Patna for 15 days, an official said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Government curtails tenure of Asthana, 3 other CBI officers
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday curtailed the tenure of Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency Director Alok Verma and who himself faces corruption charges, with immediate effect.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Always wanted to establish musical platform like 'JAM8,' says Pritam Chakraborty
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Music composer Pritam Chakraborty has said he always wanted to establish a musical platform such as 'JAM8 which will minimize struggle of budding music composers and lyricists in the country.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Film on Radha and Krishna will be on a huge scale says Imtiaz Ali
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has revealed that his forthcoming directorial venture based on eternal love story of Radha and Krishna will be on a huge scale.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
CBI registers FIRs in four more Bihar shelter home cases (Lead, with Corrections)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The CBI has registered four more FIRs over alleged abuse of children in four shelter homes across Bihar, an official said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Will start shooting of '83' from May this year, says Kabir Khan
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker who is making '83' -- a film on Indian cricket team's historic victory in the 1983 World Cup -- has revealed that the entire team will start principal shooting of the film in May this year in England.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Rajnath approves report on improving border management
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a report by a task force that recommends identifying areas for use of space technology for better border management, according to an official statement.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Delhi made history, now it's Haryana's turn: Kejriwal to volunteers
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Preparing the Aam Aadmi Party volunteers for a door-to-door campaign in Haryana, similar to the ones conducted in Delhi, party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the party should recreate the history of the national capital in the neighbouring state.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP Gen Secretary Ram Lal down with fever, admitted in Noida hospital
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP national general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal was on Thursday admitted to Kailash Hospital in Noida following high fever.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Animal Lover Sidharth Malhotra And Diana Penty share runway with stray dog
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra and Diana Penty turned muse for fashion designer Rohit Bal at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2018, held in Mumbai on Wednesday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Professor Rahmatullah appointed new VC of SKU
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Professor S.M. Rahamatullah, Dean, Satellite Campuses and Professor, Department of Public Administration, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) was Thursday appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Sri Krishnadeveraya University (SKU), Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
'India's mobile phone component industry to cross Rs 70,000 cr in FY19'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Value of mobile phone component manufacturing industry in India under the Mobile Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP) would cross Rs 70,000 crore in the financial year 2018-19, the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Singapore Minister Iswaran congratulates KCR on victory
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Singapore's minister-in-charge of trade relations, S. Iswaran, has congratulated Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on his successful re-election as the Chief Minister.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Ola Money Postpaid to be available for all Ola users
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Ride-sharing platform Ola on Thursday said its credit payment feature, Ola Money Postpaid which offers a 15-day credit line to passengers, would soon be available to all the Ola app users.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Security beefed up in Kolkata ahead of Mamata's mega opposition rally
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) As many as 10,000 police personnel will be deployed in close to 400 police pickets across the city on Saturday to ensure foolproof security during West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's high-voltage opposition rally on January 19, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Kovind inaugurates Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Kumbh Mela
Prayagraj, Jan 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a three-day Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Parmarth Niketan camp at the ongoing Kumbh Mela on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
CBI registers four more FIRs in Muzaffarpur shelter home case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The CBI has registered four more FIRs in the alleged abuse of children in four shelter homes across Bihar, an official said on Thursday
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reliance Retail Q3 revenue up 89.3%
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Healthy festive season sales and new store openings led Reliance Industries' organised retail business -- Reliance Retail -- to report a 89.3 per cent rise in its revenue for the third quarter of 2018-19.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Taiwan condemns Beijing's bid to make it part of mainland China
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Taiwan on Thursday strongly condemned Beijing's demand made on multinational companies to refer to the East Asian island nation as a part of China.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Hindustan Unilever's Q3 net profit up 9%
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) on Thursday reported an increase of 9 per cent in its net profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Alarming levels of heavy metals found in Delhi, Gurugram air
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In addition to the well-known PM2.5 pollutant, alarming levels of "brain damaging" heavy metals such as manganese, nickel and lead have been found in Delhi and Gurugram air during November and December 2018, a report released by the Lung Care Foundation revealed on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
RJio Q3 net profit up 65%; subscribers base at 280 mn
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Telecom major Reliance Jio Infocomm on Thursday reported a 65 per cent increase in its standalone net profit for the October-December 2018 period.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Congress suspends Odisha MLA Jogesh Singh for anti-party activities
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) on Thursday suspended its Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh for anti-party activities.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
RIL Q3 net profit at Rs 10,251 cr up 9%
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday reported 8.82 per cent rise in consolidated net profit for the third quarter ending December at Rs 10,251 crore on the back of higher realisations from petrochemicals and marketing segments.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Navy divers detect body in Meghalaya mine, families want bodies out
Shillong, Jan 17 (IANS) The families of the trapped miners inside an illegal 370-ft flooded coal mine in Meghalaya on Thursday said they want the "dead bodies" of the miners to be taken out as per the Supreme Court order even as Navy divers captured pictures of a body inside the flooded mine.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi'll defeat arithmetic of 'Nawabs of Negativity': Jaitley
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Calling chieftains of rival political parties as "Nawabs of Negativity", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the grand alliance of opposition parties has multiple claimants and that NDA's chemistry will succeed over their arithmetic.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
CBI arrests SAI Director, 5 others in graft case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested six persons including Director of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) S.K. Sharma in a graft case, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
New 10% quota will create social equity, says PM
Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday that the 10 per cent reservation for the economically weak sections among the general categories would usher in social equality and remove mutual distrust among various communities.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education,Politics
India to train 45 countries in nano-satellite making
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) India will train 45 countries in nano-satellite making through a new capacity building programme, a top space official said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Maharashtra can't ban dance bars in name of regulation: SC
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said Maharashtra cannot ban dance bars by taking recourse to regulating them and trying to achieve indirectly what it can't by a clamp-down.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maharashtra on top at Khelo India (Roundup)
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) On a day when there were only four gold medals at stake, hosts Maharashtra made a clean sweep of all four in the Kho-Kho competition at the Khelo India Youth Games here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Khelo India: Kattimani, Narwal in boxing gold medal bouts
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) Favourites, including World Youth bronze medallist Bhavesh Kattimani (Maharashtra) and Asian bronze medallist Ankit Narwal (Haryana), secured final berths in their respective weight classes at Khelo India Youth Games boxing competition here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Khelo India: Mizoram enter boys' U-21 football final
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) Mizoram dominated proceedings but still needed penalties to beat Goa 4-2 and enter the final of the Boys' Under-21 football competition of the Khelo India Youth Games at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
PWL: Sandeep clinches thriller for MP Yodha
Panchkula, Jan 17 (IANS) The high point of the day was the clash of the Phogat sisters and Pooja Dhandas clash against Betzabeth Angelin but it was Sandeep Tomar who stole the lime light clinching the decider to give MP Yodha a thrilling win in their Pro Wrestling tie against Mumbai Maharathi here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Rs 3 cr worth garments seized by customs in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Customs officials on Thursday seized garments worth Rs 3 crore after intercepting a trawler which attempted to smuggle out goods to Bangladesh through the Sunderban riverine route.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Free healthcare services extended to government medical colleges in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced extension of free healthcare services under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana to all government medical colleges and hospitals.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ram Madhav appeals to AGP to return to BJP-led alliance
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav on Thursday appealed to the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leaders to return to the BJP-led alliance.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Bar dancers hail SC verdict, Opposition charges BJP with 'setting and funding'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bar dancers, who were abruptly rendered jobless after the Maharashtra government shut down dance bars on August 15, 2005, welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Thursday permitting re-opening of these joints with certain conditions, even as the opposition slammed the government alleging "setting and funding."
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amid tension, northern army commander visits forward positions in Poonch
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) Amid heightened tension on the Line of Control (LoC), the Northern Army Commander on Thursday visited forward positions in Poonch district.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Justice Maheshwari and Justice Khanna to be sworn in on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Justice Dinesh Mahashwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna will be sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court on Friday. They will be administered the oath by Chief Justice Ranjan Goigoi.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival begins
Gangtok, Jan 17 (IANS) Doves symbolising peace and prosperity were released and Tibetan native drum-dance presented, as the three-day Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival 2019, showcasing the state's unique culture and talent, got off to a grand opening here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Art/Culture/Books
Court to record complainant's statement on January 21 in defamation case against Tharoor
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday said it will record statement of complainant and Bhartiya Janata Party leader Rajeev Babbar on January 21 in a criminal defamation complaint against Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP submits modified proposal for Rath Yatra in Bengal, promises peace, harmony
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The West Bengal BJP on Thursday submitted a modified proposal to the state government requesting permission for the Rath Yatra as directed by the Supreme Court and promised that the programme will be a "peaceful political endeavour", a senior state BJP leader said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
JNU sedition row BJP creation, says ex-ABVP member
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A former ABVP member has said the chargesheet filed against the 10 JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid, is the brainchild of BJP and claimed that some ABVP members had themselves raised "Pakistan Zindabad" slogan on the JNU campus in 2016 which led to the slapping of sedition charges.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
Yashwant, Shourie, Apang to attend Mamata's rally, Mayawati deputes Satish Mishra
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Union Ministers Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha -- who served in late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet, but are bitterly opposed to the Modi regime -- will be part of the January 19 Brigade Rally convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
PWL: Sakshi-Navjot bout highlight of Delhi-UP tie (Preview)
Panchkula, Jan 17 (IANS) After losing their respective opening matches, UP Dangal will take on Delhi Sultans in the next round of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
PWL wrestlers try hand at cricket
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) World Championships bronze medallist Pooja Dhanda along with other women wrestlers from Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 took on the players from Women Cricket Association of India (WICA) in a friendly cricket match at Dev Samaj College for Women ground in here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi Police registers case over Duronto train robbery
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Thursday registered a case of robbery against a group of four to five unidentified armed men who entered two coaches of Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express and fled with cash, mobile phones and gold of two passengers within minutes in the national capital, a police officer said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
BJP dares Rahul to sack Hariprasad as Congress General Secretary
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at Congress after its senior leader B.K. Hariprasad mocked the health condition of BJP President Amit Shah and dared Rahul Gandhi to oust him as General Secretary of the party.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government curtails tenure of Asthana, 3 other CBI officers
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday curtailed the tenure of Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency Director Alok Verma and who himself faces corruption charges, with immediate effect.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 'Photograph' heads to Berlinale
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Photograph" will be screened at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival next month.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: Relegation-threatened Aizawl up against rampaging Chennai (Preview)
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Former champions Aizawl FC will look to stave off an imminent threat of relegation when they take on table-toppers Chennai City FC in an I-League encounter here on Friday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Diljit Dosanjh goes gaga over Kylie Jenner's photoshopped egg image
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh was bowled over by the viral egg photograph which has reality TV star Kylie Jenner's face superimposed on it.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
IIT Hyderabad launches India's first B.Tech course in AI
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) on Thursday announced the launch of a full-fledged bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology from the new academic session, a first for the country and only the third globally.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Technology
Now, smart garments to prevent falls in Parkinson's patients
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) A team of researchers are in the process of developing smart garment technologies that would prevent falls in people with Parkinson's disease.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Facebook kills over 300 Russia-linked fake accounts, Pages
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook on Thursday killed over 300 fake Pages and accounts linked to Russia that it said was "engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour", almost two years after the US presidential election.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Khelo India: Jharkhand stun Odisha in girls' hockey semis
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) Jharkhand overturned a 0-3 deficit to beat strong title favourites Odisha 4-3 and set up a title clash with Haryana in the girls' U-17 hockey competition of the Khelo India Youth Games here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
9 arrested in Kenya hotel attack
Nairobi, Jan 17 (IANS) Nine people have been arrested in Kenya following an attack on a luxury hotel compound in the capital Nairobi that left at least 21 dead.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Kenya,Terrorism
Compulsive contrarians indulge in falsehood against Modi government: Jaitley
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In a hard-hitting attack on opposition parties, specially the Congress and the Left, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday said that a new class of "compulsive contrarians" has emerged after Narendra Modi government came to power and they indulge in "falsehood, subversion and institutional destruction" even if it is against the interest of the country.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC urged to appoint ombudsman for Rahul-Pandya issue
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul will have to wait longer to return to international cricket as the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to appoint an ombudsman to look inoto the issue.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Industry urges RBI Governor for interest rate cut to boost growth
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) monetary policy review early in February, India Inc on Thursday urged the central bank to cut its interest rate and the cash reserve ratio (CRR) in order to boost growth.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Biker killed by speeding car, woman driver held
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was on Thursday arrested for killing a man after her speeding car hit his bike on National Highway-8 near Mahipalpur area of south Delhi, police said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air turns 'severe'; relief likely from Saturday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Contrary to pollution forecast, the overall air quality in Delhi and adjoining areas turned 'severe' on Thursday with toxic PM2.5 and PM10 being the major contributors.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal responsible for the death of 331 homeless people in Delhi: Tiwari
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday blamed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the death of 331 homeless people in the last 45 days due to cold conditions in the national capital, saying his government has failed on all fronts.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Gadkari approves 155-km long 6-lane NH to decongest Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said that Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has given approval for six lane NH 709-B of 155 km connecting Baghpat, Shyamli, Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh and Geeta Colony and Khajuri Khas in Delhi at an estimated cost Rs 4,405 crore.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Massive lighting-up exercise to greet Pravasi delegates in Varanasi
Varanasi, Jan 17 (IANS) Decked up with hundreds of mono and multi-colour lights with a special-effects system synchronised with soothing music, the entire stretch from Rajghat Bridge to Samne Ghat Bridge on the Ganga river is being spruced up to welcome delegates to the upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) celebrations in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Varanasi Parliamentary constituency.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Netflix, Hotstar sign self-regulatory 'Code of Best Practices'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Online Curated Content Providers including Netflix and Hotstar have voluntarily signed a self-regulatory Code of Best Practices under the aegis of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Fiscal slippage remains a risk for rate cut: Report
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) While concerns of liquidity, coupled with declining inflation, may have prompted the industry to expect a rate cut in RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting from February 7, fears of fiscal slippage may turn out to be a spoiler, a report said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Life term for Gurmeet Ram Rahim, 3 others in journalist murder case
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A special CBI court in Panchkula on Thursday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to life imprisonment in the murder case of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Android 'Q' may bring system-wide 'Dark Mode'
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) A leaked preview of Google-owned operating system (OS) Android's next major update tentatively named "Q" has confirmed several new features and tweaks including "Dark Mode" as a system theme, according to media reports.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Himachal clears industrial proposals of Rs 1,047 cr
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday approved 24 industrial proposals for new and existing units, involving an investment of Rs 1,047 crore and generating employment for over 1,900 people.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Reliance Jio Q3 standalone net profit up 65%
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Telecom major Reliance Jio Infocomm on Thursday reported a 65 per cent increase in its standalone net profit for the October-December 2018 period.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Airbus delivers India's first ACH145 helicopter
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Aerospace major Airbus' ACH145 twin-engine helicopter has entered into India's private and business aviation market, a fully customised version being developed to Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by doses.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UCO bank to raise upto Rs 1500 crore
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Following the Rs 3,076 crore capital infusion by the Central government, state-run UCO Bank on Thursday said it is planning to raise equity capital fund up to Rs 1,000 crore through qualified institutions placement (QIP).
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
China's top trade negotiator to head to US for talks
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China's top economic official will travel to the US later this month to hold talks with the US as the world's two largest economies engage in parleys to end the bruising trade war before the March 1 truce deadline.
2019-01-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
UK Parliament to vote on May's Brexit 'Plan B' on Jan 29
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The UK Parliament will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's "Plan B" for Brexit on January 29, the Leader of House of Commons said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Politics
Honda Cars India to increase prices from next month
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Passenger car manufacturer Honda Cars India on Thursday said it will increase the price of its models from February 1, 2019.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Anxiety over Q3, trade war concerns cap gains; Sensex up only 0.15% (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Despite healthy inflow of foreign funds and a strong rupee, Indian key equity indices closed Thursday's trade session on a flat-to-positive note. Investors were cautious ahead of the index heavy-weights' quarterly results.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Volkswagen to pay NGT-slapped Rs 100-cr fine
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Volkswagen group on Thursday said it will pay Rs 100-crore penalty slapped by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for "violating vehicular emission norms" despite the company challenging the decision before the Supreme Court.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka Congress MLAs meet to be show of strength
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Buoyed by the return of its "prodigal" MLAs and failure of "Operation Lotus" against the JD(S)-Congress coalition, Karnataka's ruling Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting here on Friday is expected to be a show of strength, capping the political drama of the last few days.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Manikarnika...' to be screened for President
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A special screening of Kangana Ranaut-starrer "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" will be organised for President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Smelling high-calorie food for 2 minutes can help you eat less
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Does a whiff of pizzas, burgers or sandwiches entice you, but you refrain from eating them due to the high-calories it contains? Take heart, smelling these for longer than two minutes will make you feel satiated, suggest researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rajasthan Congress gets back at BJP with cow, Sanskrit & farmers
Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) As cow, Sanskrit and farmers formed the core subjects of the Congress government during Governor Kalyan Singh's speech in the first session of 15th assembly on Thursday, the BJP accused the ruling party of hijacking its pet issues.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Gujarat co deposits Rs 2 cr to join Reid & Taylor resolution process
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Spelling a ray of hope for the beleaguered Reid & Taylor group employees, a Gujarat-based investor CFM Asset Reconstruction Pvt Ltd (CFMARPL) on Thursday deposited an amount of Rs 2 crore as partial Earnest Money Deposit to participate in the resolution process before the NCLT, Mumbai.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ISRO opens new year launching satellite for DRDO and a student satellite
Chennai/Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) India will open its 2019 space programme account on January 24 launching imaging satellite Microsat-R for Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and Kalamsat, said a top ISRO official.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Mercedes Trophy: Singhvi, Unnikrishnan qualify for national final
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) City golfers FR Singhvi and Rajiv Unnikrishnan on Thursday qualified for the Mercedes Trophy National Final on Day 2 of the Bengaluru Leg.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
January 19 will see 'united India rally', sound BJP's death knell: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Terming the January 19 public meeting of opposition leaders here as "united India rally", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said it will sound the death knell of BJP in the 2019 general election.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Malaysia Masters: Saina, Srikanth in quarters, Kashyap bows out
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17 (IANS) London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth registered victories in their single's matches to advance to the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Masters here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Ram Rahim gets life imprisonment in journalist murder case
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A special CBI court in Panchkula on Thursday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to life imprisonment in the murder case of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
#MeToo movement great, but there has to be some due process: Emraan Hashmi
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi, amid an allegation of sexual harassment against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, has said that the #MeToo movement is great but one that needs a proper process of investigation.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Reduce school fees by 20%: Pakistan SC
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered all schools across the country that charge more than 5,000 Pakistani rupees per month to reduce their fees by 20 per cent, media reports said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Streaming platforms to self-regulate content in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Streaming platforms including Netflix, Hotstar, Voot and SonyLiv, have signed and agreed to follow a new industry code of conduct and self-regulation for online content in India.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Startups, investors get angel tax relief
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In a big boost to startups and their investors, the government has liberalised the norms including doing away with the need for an inter-ministerial committee's approval for availing angel tax exemption.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Afghan President thanks Pakistan PM for peace efforts
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the ongoing international efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China urges US not to politicise business dispute by probing Huawei
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China on Thursday urged the US not to politicise a business case amid reports that the US Department of Justice was investigating Chinese company Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from its American partner.
2019-01-17
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets life term in journalist murder case
Panchkula, Jan 17 (IANS) Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was on Thursday given life term in journalist murder case by a special CBI court here.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Consumer confidence index up 2.7 percentage points in Jan: Study
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (Consumer Confidence) increased by 2.7 percentage points in January, recovering from a drop in December, according to a joint study by Thomson Reuters and Ipsos.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mayawati inducts her nephew into BSP
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Unfazed by media speculation about the emergence of a political heir in the BSP, Mayawati hit back at the critics and announced the induction of her nephew Akash Anand, an MBA graduate, into the party.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Undiagnosed thyroid problem can increase infertility risk: Experts
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Over 20 per cent women in India live with an undiagnosed thyroid problem and do not even realise that it is the cause of various health issues including infertility, health experts have said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Volkswagen to pay NGT-slapped Rs 100-cr fine
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Despite the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order asking Volkswagen group to pay Rs 100 crore for violating vehicular emission norms lying pending with the Supreme Court, the company on Thursday said it will comply with the green court's order.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kartarpur Corridor passport: Amarinder lashes out at Sampla
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at Union Minister and former Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla "for trying to scuttle the dreams of the Sikh community by unnecessarily complicating the process of travel and darshan at the historic Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Some concerns over citizenship Bill genuine, says BJP's Ram Madhav
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said some concerns over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 are genuine, and that will meet dissenting MLAs and other party leaders to convince them about the government's intentions.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Mom will always be number one woman in my life: Parth (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Parth Samthaan considers his mother "a superwoman" and says she will always be the number one woman in his life.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sunburn to return to Goa in February
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) After three years, electronic dance music festival Sunburn will be returning to Goa but in a different avatar.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC asks Lokpal search panel to prepare list of shortlisted candidates by February-end
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Lokpal search committee headed by former top court Judge Ranjana Prakash Desai to complete its deliberations for shortlisting the candidates for the appointment of Lokpal by February-end.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cardi B slams Donald Trump
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Amidst the ongoing US government shutdown, rapper Cardi B has slammed President Donald Trump for forcing people to return to work.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Javed Akhtar turns 73, B-Town wishes the 'magician', 'philosopher'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) On the 73rd birthday of veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar on Thursday, members of the film fraternity wished the wordsmith a happy birthday, and expressed their fondness for him.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Delhi Crime Story' to have world premiere at Sundance 2019
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) "Delhi Crime Story", a seven-part series from award-winning Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta, will have its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Volkswagen to pay Rs 100 cr fine for violating emission norms
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In response to the NGT's direction to deposit Rs 100 crore within 24 hours for violating vehicular emission norms, the Volkswagen group on Thursday said although the green court's order is still pending with the Supreme Court, it will comply with the order.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Five stages, LED screens, 300 volunteers at Mamata's mega rally
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Five massive stages with the iconic Victoria Memorial in the backdrop, hundreds of workers busy building barricades and setting up LED screens and scores of Trinamool Congress flags fluttering all around -- the sprawling venue Brigade Parade Ground bustled with activity on Thursday, two days before West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mega rally.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
PM to unveil national film museum in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) that has come up in a 19th century heritage bungalow and a modern building in the country's film capital, an official said here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Ram Yashvardhan gained 10 kg for 'Ek Thi Rani...'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Ram Yashvardhan gained 10 kg for his role in the upcoming show "Ek Thi Rani Ek Tha Raavan".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Maniesh Paul salutes heroism of Indian soldiers
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Maniesh Paul is in awe of the heroism of Indian soldiers, and calls them "real heroes".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JNU sedition row created to dilute Vemula's suicide: Ex-ABVP member
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The chargesheet against 10 JNU students is politically motivated and the entire issue is the brain-child of the BJP, which stoked the controversy to dilute the suicide of University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula, a former student leader from RSS-affiliated ABVP has said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
Modi jealous of Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu
Amaravati, Jan 17 (IANS) Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was jealous of Andhra Pradesh and hence was behind the proposed Federal Front of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress points fingers at Doval son, demands details of FDI from Cayman Islands
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Alleging links between National Security Advisor Ajit Dovals son Vivek opening a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands soon after 2016 demonetisation and the huge spike in inflow of FDI into India from the territory, the Congress on Thursday demanded the RBI to make public the source of funds received from the tax haven.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Accelerate resources to fortify fiscal position, NE states told
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh on Thursday suggested the northeastern states to accelerate resources and revenue to strengthen fiscal position.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Halep, Venus Williams set up Australian Open third round clash
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Top-seed Romanian Simona Halep and Venus Williams of the United States set up a third round clash at the Australian Open after beating American Sofia Kenin and France's Alize Kornet respectively in their second round matches here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
3 run over on Kolkata footpath, 1 dead
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A man was killed and two others critically injured after a car ran over them while they were sitting on a footpath here on Thursday, police said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dy CM Nitin Patel's picture missing from 'Vibrant Gujarat' posters
Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday for the high-profile three-day "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019", pictures of Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel went missing from all posters and banners across the state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
AI-driven Cloud only can protect Indian firms from hackers: Microsoft
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) With Indian firms losing millions annually owing to cyber attacks, key leadership across industries are now in a huddle and discussions over securing data is now a critical part of boardroom settings, Keshav Dhakad, Group Head and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs (CELA), Microsoft India, has stressed.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Yashwant, Shourie to attend Mamata's rally, Mayawati deputes Satish Mishra
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Union Ministers Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha -- all of whom had served in late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet but have been bitterly opposed to the present Narendra Modi regime -- will be part of the January 19 Brigade Rally convened by Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here, which would be attended by a host of opposition leaders.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tinder tests sharing Spotify clips with matches
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Dating application Tinder is now working to make its easy for its users to share music via streaming service Spotify, right inside their conversations on the app.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Missing the team balance in Pandya's absence: Dhawan
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Admitting that suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya was "crucial" for the team's balance, India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said the team is not grappling with a fifth bowler conundrum in the ongoing ODI series against Australia.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ED files money laundering case over illegal sand mining in UP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Based on a CBI case in connection with its ongoing investigation into illegal sand mining, the ED on Thursday registered a case of money laundering to probe the role of bureaucrats and politicians in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Panaji one of India's safest cities in child safety on roads: Survey
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) Goa's capital Panaji is one of the country's safest cities vis-a-vis child safety on roads, a survey conducted by Nissan-SLF has revealed.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Kerala HC disqualifies MLA Karat Razak
Kochi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday disqualified Left-backed Independent MLA Karat Razak for his defamatory campaign against the IUML's M.A. Razak during the May 2016 Assembly polls.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Lenders considering restructuring plan for Jet Airways: SBI
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday said that lenders to the financially stressed Jet Airways are in talks for a restructuring plan to ensure long term viability of the airline.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Steel production rises 4.5%, consumption up 8.4% during April-Dec in FY19
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) India's finished steel production during April to December period of the current financial year (FY19) rose by 4.5 per cent to 97.358 million tonnes (mt) while the country's consumption grew by 8.4 per cent to 71.862 mt in the same period, a Steel Ministry's report said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Republic Day to mark launch of new media outlets
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Come January 26, new news television channels and a weekly newspaper will add to the ever growing list of players in the Indian media space.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
6 more start-ups graduate from NetApp Excellerator Programme
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Data storage and management company NetApp on Thursday announced the graduation of its third cohort of six start-ups as part of the NetApp Excellerator Programme.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Accelerate resources to fortify fiscal position: Finance Commission chief to NE states
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh on Thursday suggested the northeastern states to accelerate resources and revenue to strengthen fiscal position.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
AI app with Microsoft Azure to tackle malnutrition in India
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Germany-based non-profit Welthungerhilfe has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) smartphone app, powered by Microsoft Azure, to tackle malnutrition in India.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Woman 'withdraws' complaint against Krishan Kumar, Bhushan Kumar
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Hours after filing a sexual harassment complaint against producers Krishan Kumar and Bhushan Kumarreport, a woman reportedly withdrew the complaint, according to her statement received by IANS on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Srinivas Reddy set to be elected Telangana Speaker
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pocharam Srinivas Reddy of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is all set to be unanimously elected the new Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Khelo India: Quality of shooting reflects sport's growing stature in India
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) The growing stature of shooting as a sport in India was amply reflected in the quality of competition and intense battles for the 19 gold medals on offer at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Starfish, jellyfish to benefit from climate change: Study
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Seafloor predators and open water feeding animals like the starfish and the jellyfish will benefit from climate change, while those associated with sea ice for food or breeding are most at risk, a study said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Days of khichdi politics over, India needs another 10 years of Modi: Hardeep Singh Puri (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Asserting that the days of "khichdi politics" are over, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, says that the proposed mahagathbandhan is an "alliance of opportunists".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
William Dalrymple to skip JLF 2019
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Noted writer-historian and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival William Dalrymple will not be attending the 2019 edition of the annual literary extravaganza, scheduled to take place in the Pink City from January 24 to 28.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Congress leader mocks Amit Shah's health
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) A senior Congress leader in Karnataka on Thursday mocked the health condition of BJP President Amit Shah, who has been admitted to the AIIMS in Delhi for treatment of swine flue, and linked it to political developments in the state.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sensex ends 52 points up, Nifty holds 10,900
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Amid mixed global markets and the ongoing corporate earning session, Indian equities ended higher on Thursday. Ahead of the release of quarterly results by index heavyweights, the Sensex closed with a 52 point gain while the Nifty ended above 10,900.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
773mn unique email IDs leaked: Researcher
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) In what could be the biggest data breach in recent years, a whopping 773 million unique email IDs and 21 million unique passwords have been leaked, a researcher said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Technology
Alia wants CBFC to let her mother's film release
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) As actress Soni Razdan awaits the censor board's green signal for her film "No Fathers In Kashmir", her daughter and actress Alia Bhatt has come out in support of the film.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi arrives for Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Gujarat capital for a three-day visit to his home state to throw open his pet biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit besides other events in the capital and Ahmedabad.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Marvel superheroes to steal the show in 2019
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) "Hope begins with a hero" -- it's not something that only the makers of "Captain Marvel" believe in. Joe Russo, co-director of Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War", had also emphasised on the need for superhero films. And, this year will get a marvellous start in the genre with Marvel Studios' first female-led film "Captain Marvel".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BSP-SP alliance does not spell stability: Sheila Dikshit (IANS interview)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In the first attack by a senior Congress leader on the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has said that it does not "spell stability" and the Congress will spring a surprise in the state in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Mahagathbandhan' a non-starter, says Ram Madhav
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday termed the proposed 'Mahagathbandhan' or Grand Alliance as a non starter, saying that the opposition parties have no credible issues or agenda against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
SC asks Lokpal search panel to prepare list of shortlisted candidates by February-end
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Lokpal search committee headed by former top court Judge Ranjana Prakash Desai to complete its deliberations for shortlisting the candidates by February-end.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Raonic inches past Wawrinka to win 4-hour Australian Open battle
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Canadas Milos Raonic ousted Switzerlands Stan Wawrinka in an epic four-hour clash at the Australian Open on Thursday to advance to the third round.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
JNU sedition row created to dilute Vemula's suicide: Ex-ABVP member
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The chargesheet against 10 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students is politically motivated and the entire issue is the brain-child of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which stoked the controversy in the first place to dilute the suicide of University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula, a former student leader from RSS-affiliated ABVP has said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Media,Politics
Armed men rob Jammu-Delhi Duronto passengers near Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Brandishing knives at passengers, five armed men forced their entry into two Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express coaches early on Thursday and fled with their cash and gold within minutes in the absence of security, railway officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan peace process: US special envoy Khalilzad arrives in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's Special Envoy on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Thursday to discuss with the senior civil and military leadership the latest efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
I-League: East Bengal look to steady ship against Indian Arrows (Preview)
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) East Bengal will not only look to get back to winning ways but also cut the gap at the top half of the points table, when they take on Indian Arrows in an I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India condemns Nairobi hotel attack
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India on Thursday condemned the terror attack at a luxury hotel complex in Kenya's capital Nairobi that claimed the lives of at least 21 people.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Most millennials unhappy with Trump: Survey
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Over 60 per cent of millennials in the US are unhappy with President Donald Trump, and only 37 per cent view him favourably, a new survey has revealed.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Technology
TVS rider Aravind completes Stage 9 of Dakar Rally
Pisco (Peru), Jan 17 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP successfully overcame issues with his bike before completing the penultimate Stage 9 of the ongoing Dakar Rally at overall 39th position even as the Sherco TVS Rally team celebrated their top rider Michael Metge's triumph in the stage.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Peru,Sports,Motorsports
Businessman killed in MP
Indore, Jan 17 (IANS) Unidentified assailants killed a businessman in Madhya Pradesh's financial capital Indore, police said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dy CM goes missing from 'Vibrant Gujarat' posters
Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates on Thursday a host of high-profile events as part of the three-day Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, pictures of Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel went missing from all posters and banners across the state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Volcano erupts in Japan, residents unharmed
Tokyo, Jan 17 (IANS) A volcano erupted on Thursday in Japan's Kuchinoerabu island, but residents near the mountain remained unharmed, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala creates history by entering Ranji semis
Wayanad (Kerala), Jan 17 (IANS) The Kerala Ranji cricket team scripted history by entering the semi-finals for the first time in its cricketing history, after hammering Gujarat by 113 runs here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Ronaldo leads Juventus to Italian super cup title
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Jan 17 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo scored the lone goal in Juventus' 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana, a win that gives the Portuguese superstar his first title with the Bianconeri.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Football
Osaka beats Zidansek to move into round 3 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Japan's Naomi Osaka downed Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sevilla reach Copa del Rey quarters despite loss
Seville (Spain), Jan 17 (IANS) Sevilla lost 0-1 to Athletic Club in the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie, but advanced 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a dominating performance last week in Bilbao.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
This New Year, make the right skin care choices for you and your baby (Health Notes)
It is the beginning of another year and the time when most of us make a resolution that we would like to achieve for both physical and emotional well-being. As a mother, it is natural to want the best for your little one. There is nothing more important than ensuring overall wellness for both you and your little one. This New Year, celebrate motherhood with a few simple tips thatll help you adopt a safe and gentle skin care regimen.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,National
Leganes score moral victory, Real Madrid get berth in Copa quarters
Leganes (Spain), Jan 17 (IANS) Leganes supporters rose to their feet after a 1-0 win against Spanish football giants Real Madrid in the second leg of a Copa del Rey round-of-16 tie, even though it will be the Blancos who advance in the tournament 3-1 on aggregate.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sri Lankan President signs 3 loan agreements with ADB
Manila, Jan 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed on Thursday three loan agreements totalling $455 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund projects in higher education, transport as well as a technical assistance loan in the urban sector.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Philippines,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BJP ally to contest Goa by-polls 'on its own'
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) A key ally of the BJP-led coalition government in Goa announced on Thursday that it will contest the coastal state's yet to be scheduled by-polls "on its own".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP leaders visit Amit Shah at AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including party media coordinator Anil Balooni and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwani Choubey, on Thursday visited AIIMS here where party President Amit Shah has been admitted after contracting swine flu.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nishikori beats veteran Croatian Karlovic at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori defeated 39-year-old veteran Croatian Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-6(6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6(7) in round two of the men's singles at the Australian Open on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
3 policemen injured in Srinagar grenade explosion
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Three policemen were injured in a grenade explosion here on Thursday, authorities said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Wild coffee species are under threat, with 60 per cent of them facing possible extinction due to climate change and the loss of natural habitat, as well as by the spread of diseases and pests, scientists have said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Tejashwi launches 'chaupal on Twitter'
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday launched "chaupal on Twitter" for easy conversation with people through this digital platform.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Technology
Svitolina, Giorgi, Wang advance to Australian Open Round 3
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (6), Italian Camila Giorgi (27) and Chinese Qiang Wang each beat their opponents in two sets in the second round at the Australian Open on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
India aim to end Australia tour on unbeaten note (Preview)
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) With the three-match ODI rubber tantalisingly poised at 1-1, the task is cut out for both India and Australia to pull up their socks in the series decider at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Keys beats Potapova, sets up 3rd round clash with Mertens
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Madison Keys of the United States on Thursday beat Russia's Anastasia Potapova 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Girona eliminate Atletico Madrid from Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) Atletico Madrid and Girona drew 3-3 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie and 4-4 on aggregate, but the visitors are headed to the quarter-finals on the strength of their three away goals.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
British national gets bail in terror funding case
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A Punjab court on Thursday granted bail to a British national in a terror funding case.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sevastova beats Andreescu, moves into round 3
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia defeated Bianca Andreescu of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Thursday to move into round three of the Australian Open.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Iconic Moto Razr to make comeback in US
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) The iconic Moto Razr phone is set to make a comeback as Lenovo Group Inc. has collaborated with American telecommunications giant Verizon Communications Inc. to begin selling the new Razr devices in the US, The Wall Street Journal has reported.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
New IS module: NIA searches 7 places in UP, Punjab; detains 4
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The NIA on Thursday raided five places in Uttar Pradesh and two in Punjab in its probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam and detained four men, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Carreno Busta beats Ivashka, moves to Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta on Thursday beat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(7) in a second-round match of the Australian Open.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
US airport to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The US city of Louisville in Kentucky state is set to rename its airport after hometown hero and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died in 2016.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Sports
Pliskova beats Brengle to advance into round 3 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Former World No.1 Karolina Pliskova advanced into the third round of the Australian Open after beating unseeded American Madison Brengle, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 in a rain-delayed match on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Mumbai bar dancers hail SC verdict
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bar dancers, who were abruptly rendered jobless after the Maharashtra government shut down dance bars on August 15, 2005, hailed the Supreme Court verdict permitting conditional re-opening of these joints, here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC to hear plea for police protection for 2 women who entered Sabarimala temple
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a plea for round-the-clock police protection for two women who had entered the Sabarimala temple, as they have been getting threats.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security
Heart-health behaviour helps reduce diabetes risk
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) If you are suffering from diabetes, then following some lifestyle and health factors may prove to be good for your heart and can help prevent disorders, says a new study.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mertens beats Gasparyan, advances to Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Belgium's Elise Mertens on Thursday beat Russian Margarita Gasparyan 6-1, 7-5 to move to the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Croatia's Coric downs Hungary's Fucsovics in Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Croatian Borna Coric on Thursday sealed his spot in the third round of the Australian Open after defeating Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
EC team arrives in Bihar to review preparations for LS polls
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team arrived in Bihar's capital Patna on Thursday on a two-day visit to review preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, an official said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
January Jones to star in skating drama series
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) "Mad Men" star January Jones is set to play a lead opposite Kaya Scodelario in "Spinning Out", an upcoming drama series set in the world of competitive figure skating.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
4 dead in UP road mishap
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Four persons were killed and four others injured after a truck collided with two other vehicles due to fog in Uttar Pradesh's Shajahanpur district early on Thursday, police said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arctic Monkeys drummer files for divorce
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has filed for divorce from wife Breana Helders.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LG to launch phone with second screen add-on: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) South Korean electronics major LG Electronics is set to launch a smartphone with an option for a second screen attachment.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Indonesian woman mauled to death by crocodile
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a crocodile in Sulawesi after she fell into its enclosure, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My personality closest to my 'Koi Jaan Na' role: Amyra Dastur
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Amyra Dastur says her own personality is closest to the zestful character she essays in "Koi Jaan Na", in which she will be seen opposite Kunal Kapoor.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No marriage plans for now: Sidharth Malhotra
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who has turned 34, says he has no plans to get married in the near future.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Edutech firm Byju's buys US-based Osmo for $120 mn
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Online tutoring platform Byju's on Thursday said it has acquired US-based learning platform Osmo for $120 million (Rs 850 crore).
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Business/Economy
Sensex turns red, banking stocks fall out of favour
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Reversing early gains, major indices traded lower during Thursday afternoon's trade session. The benchmark Sensex declined over 60 points while the Nifty slipped below the 10,900-mark.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Julia Roberts won't return for 'Homecoming' season 2
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts wont be appearing in season two of thriller TV series "Homecoming".
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Ben 10 - Alien Run' mobile game launched
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Anil D. Ambani-led Reliance Entertainments gaming destination Zapak, in association with Cartoon Network India, has launched mobile game "Ben 10 - Alien Run".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ravi Shankar Prasad discharged from AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) authorities said on Thursday that Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was discharged from the hospital earlier in the day, where he was admitted in the Pulmonary Medicine Department.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Komparify acquires Ireff to broaden its mobile app capabilities
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Chennai-based online aggregation platform Komparify on Thursday announced the acquisition of app-based mobile plans platform Ireff for an undisclosed amount, aiming to expand its presence in prepaid plans application space and broaden its mobile app capabilities.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US shutdown delays space missions but NASA not grounded: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) The partial shutdown of the US federal government has had a serious impact on the country's space agency NASA and development work on most future space missions has been slowed or suspended.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
First session of Telangana Assembly begins
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) The first session of the newly-elected Telangana Assembly began on Thursday with the legislators taking oath.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Falsehoods being manufactured to attack Modi government: Jaitley
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hit out at the opposition parties specially the Congress and the Left saying a new class of "compulsive contrarians" has emerged in the political system who "manufacture" falsehoods to attack the Narendra Modi government.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
People make mistakes: Sourav Ganguly defends Pandya, Rahul
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly has defended cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul over their "Koffee With Karan" episode controversy. saying people make mistakes but everyone should move on and ensure it doesn't happen again.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Maharashtra can't ban dance bars in name of regulation: SC
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Maharashtra cannot ban dance bars by taking recourse to regulating them, noting that since 2005 no licence has been issued.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Singapore's Scoot airline to expand service in India
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Low-cost airline Scoot, a part of the Singapore Airlines Group, on Thursday announced the addition of three new south Indian cities -- Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam -- to its global route map.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
HAL's light combat copter completes weapon trials
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) developed by state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has completed weapon trials and is ready for operational induction, the defence behemoth said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
NGT tells Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 cr by Friday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed German auto major Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday in accordance with its November 2018 order or face punitive action.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
May pushes for cross-party consensus after surviving no-confidence vote
London, Jan 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday called on MPs to "put self-interest aside" and "work constructively together" to find a way forward for Brexit, following her slim victory in a no-confidence vote.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'India has potential for marine transport, infra a big deterrent'
Phuket, Jan 17 (IANS) With over 7,000 km of coastline, India has a big potential for marine transport, but the lack of infrastructure is a major obstacle, a British businessman of Indian origin who has a major stake in the sector, has said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israeli student killed in Australia while video chatting with sister
Canberra, Jan 17 (IANS) A 21-year-old Israeli student was killed in Australia's Melbourne city while she was on a video call with her sister, police said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jammu-Delhi Duronto passengers robbed
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Five unidentified armed men forced entry into two Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express coaches early on Thursday, pointed knives at passengers and fled with their cash and gold within 15 minutes when security was absent, a passenger said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft tests separating Search from Cortana in Windows 10
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Microsoft is separating Search and voice assistant Cortana in Windows 10, giving them their own distinct locations on the taskbar.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Engage with urban population to save tigers in Asia: Study
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The future of tigers in Asia can only be safe if conservation authorities engage with people in the cities as the big cats' population is linked to the path of demographic transition among humans, says a new international study.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kartik Aaryan urges people to free nation from violence against women
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan is lending support to a campaign which urges people to free the country from violence against women.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zendaya's fashion line inspired by her grandfather
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Zendaya, who has teamed up with American clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for the Paris Fashion Week 2019, says her collection is inspired by her grandfather.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Miley Cyrus is not pregnant
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus has denied rumours that she is pregnant.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Everything boils down to the script itself: Deepika Padukone
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who was last seen onscreen in "Padmaavat", says that everything boils down to the script itself for a film to work at the box office.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TT star Kamal fancies Olympic medal in 2020 (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Having formed a mixed doubles combination with Manika Batra, veteran table tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal is eyeing a medal at the Tokyo Olympics next year.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IANS Life,Other Sports
New IS module: NIA raids 7 places in Punjab, UP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The NIA on Thursday raided seven places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in connection with its ongoing probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Speaker Pelosi blocks Trump's symbolic State of Union speech
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Raising the stakes in the US government shutdown standoff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked President Donald Trump from delivering the highly symbolic annual State of the Union address to the joint session of Congress even as a group of centrist Democrat and Republican lawmakers met him to find a way out of the impasse.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
A propaganda film will work if the story works: Filmmaker Prakash Jha
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) "The Accidental Prime Minister" and "Uri - The Surgical Strike", which have begun Bollywood's 2019 calendar, have been branded "propaganda films" by a cross-section of people. Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who has dabbled in politics himself, says propaganda films can work only if the story strikes a chord with the audience.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Politics
Robbery in Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) At least five unidentified assailants barged into the Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express on Thursday when it stopped due to a signal problem, a passenger said, with the Railways saying they have some lead in the case.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Here's how to feed 10 bn people a healthy, sustainable diet by 2050
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists claim to have found a solution to one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: Feeding 10 billion people a healthy diet in a sustainable manner by 2050.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Amazon's Echo Input now available in India
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Amazon on Thursday announced the availability of its new device -- Echo Input -- that would enable users to add Alexa support to their existing speakers via an audio cable or Bluetooth, for Rs 2,999 in India.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nairobi hotel attack death toll reaches 21
Nairobi, Jan 17 (IANS) The death toll in Tuesday's attack on a luxury hotel complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi has increased to 21, police have confirmed.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Kenya,Terrorism
I don't regret anything: Jacqueline Fernandez
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Jacqueline Fernandez credits her success and failure for keeping her balanced and calm. The actress says she doesn't regret any of her decisions.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
New IS module: NIA searches 7 places in Punjab, UP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at seven places in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh in connection with its ongoing probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Intense cold wave freezes Himachal
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) An intense cold wave saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering on Thursday, with Kalpa and Keylong towns seeing more snowfall.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Navy divers detect body in Meghalaya mine
Shillong, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Naval divers have captured pictures of a body inside a 370-feet flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, where 15 miners have remained trapped since December, an official said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Insight Venture Partners invests $500 mn in Veeam
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Insight Venture Partners has invested $500 million in the IT company Veeam Software to accelerate the next phase of growth as the provider of data management solutions for the Public and Private Cloud.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Youngest US Congresswoman to give colleagues Twitter lessons
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to serve in the US Congress, is set to give her Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives lessons on how to use Twitter in a more effective way.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
India to launch imaging satellite Microsat-R on Jan 24
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch an imaging satellite Microsat-R along with a student payload 'Kalamsat' from its spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on January 24, it announced on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech
Government shutdown puts US at significant hacking risk
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The partial US government shutdown has put sensitive departments at a significant hacking risk, cyber security experts have warned.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Severe cold wave continues in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) A severe cold wave continued in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday despite an improve in weather conditions after snowfall the previous day, the weather office said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cold, foggy Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The national capital on Thursday woke up to a cold, foggy morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Security heightened in Haryana, Punjab ahead of Ram Rahim's sentencing
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Security was heightened in parts of Haryana and Punjab ahead of the sentencing of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his three close aides by a special CBI court on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, defence sources said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Key Indian equity market indices open in green
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'The Lift Boy': Simple yet heart-warming (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "The Lift Boy"; Director: Jonathan Augustin; Cast: Moin Khan, Nyla Masood, Saagar Kale, Aneesha Shah, Damian D'souza, Neha Bam, Nil Mani, Kaustubh Narain, Shilpa Iyer; Rating: **1/2
2019-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
N.Korean negotiator headed to Washington
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Kim Yong-chol, North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, is expected to arrive in Washington on Thursday, according to informed sources.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Trump to unveil missile defence review
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will visit the Pentagon on Thursday to unveil his administration's long-awaited missile defence review, officials told CNN.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
354 migrants prevented from leaving Honduras with US-bound caravan
Tegucigalpa, Jan 17 (IANS) The Honduran government has announced that they have detained 354 migrants who wanted to leave the country and travel to the US in a caravan.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Honduras,Immigration/Law/Rights
Spanish chef provides food to US federal workers amid government shutdown
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A renowned Spanish chef's humanitarian assistance organisation has distributed soup and sandwiches here to dozens of US federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Man plotting to attack White House taken into custody
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A young man from the southern US state of Georgia was arrested on charges of plotting to attack the White House and several other federal buildings in Washington DC, a US attorney said on Wednesday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Spencer Matthews has 'soft spot' for Piers Morgan
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Television personality Spencer Matthews says he has a "man crush" on journalist Piers Morgan and jokes baby son Theodore was named after him because it means "God's gift".
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood

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