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Bengal govt starts selling onion from ration shops
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) With onion prices continuing to bring tears to the eyes of common people, the West Bengal government on Monday started selling the bulb at ration shops here and adjacent districts at heavily subsidised rates.
2019-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dec event to showcase the best of Kashmir in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Art and culture aficionados in Delhi can look forward to enjoying the winter chill, courtesy an elaborate spread of all things Kashmiri at the Urooj-e-Kashmir event.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
I-League: Aizawl grab last gasp winner to beat spirited Arrows
Goa, Dec 9 (IANS) Aizawl FC overcame a spirited young Indian Arrows to register their first win of the I-League at the Tilak Maidan here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bothered by big businesses killing another company: Ratan Tata
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Ratan Naval Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons and Chairman of Tata Trusts, has said that he has always been bothered by big businesses and corporations killing another organisation.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi fire victims' kin bemoan long waiting for claiming bodies
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A huge crowd had gathered outside LNJP Hospital's mortuary, here on Monday, to claim bodies of their kin killed (43 people) in a fire at a factory in Anaj Mandi area of West Delhi on Sunday morning.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rohingyas will never be accepted as Indian citizens: Shah
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in the Lok Sabha on Monday that the Centre will never touch Article 371 and that Rohingyas will never be accepted as citizens of India.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC judge recuses from St Stephen College case
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) In a matter connected with St Stephen's College, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud of the Supreme Court on Monday recused himself from the hearing, stating he graduated from the college in 1979.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP workers, supporters revel in bypoll victory
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and supporters broke into dance and song in several winning constituencies on Monday, following the party bagging 12 seats in the by-elections to 15 seats held on December 5.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Form joint front against CAB, NRC: Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) On a day the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) was tabled in the Lok Sabha, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday hardened her opposition to the legislation, urging everyone to form a joint front on the issue and averred that not a single citizen would have to leave the country.
2019-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Citizenship Bill anti-Muslim: Owaisi
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) faced criticism from All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi who tore a copy of the draft legislation in the Lok Sabh on Monday calling it "arbitrary in nature" and "against the Muslim community".
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Youngest PM Marin earlier posted baby-bump pics on social media
Helsinki, Dec 9 (IANS) At 34, she has earned the distinction of becoming the world's youngest Prime Minister. And Sanna Marin is one politician who will certainly appeal to the millennial 'Instagram generation', a media report said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Finland,National
Dog riding pillion photobombs film show's shooting
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A dog riding pillion on a scooter photobombed the shooting of a film show on the go probably in Mumbai, going viral on the social media and amusing the Twitterati.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Democrats, Republicans face off as impeachment nears final phase
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) Republicans and Democrat faced off on Monday over the allegations against President Donald Trump at the core of the impeachment process, which is nearing the final phase, and its legitimacy.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bids invited for air links to 3 unserved Andamans airports
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) To boost tourism in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the Centre has invited bids to provide flight services to three unserved airports in the region under the fourth round of the regional air connectivity -- Udan -- scheme.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bahuguna-Rawat meeting sparks speculations in Uttarakhand
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) In a surprising development that could portend major political upheaval in Uttarakhand, two former Chief Ministers Vijay Bahuguna and Harish Rawat met at an undisclosed location here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Jamshedpur steal a point from Chennaiyin
Jamshedpur, Dec 9 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC had to settle for a point each at the end of a thrilling Indian Super League encounter which ended 1-1 at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
'Facebook clears dozens of Islamophobic posts'
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Facebook has reportedly cleared dozens of Islamophobic posts despite being flagged by an investigation by the Guardian that these posts are being used as part of a coordinated scheme profiting from hate and disinformation.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
NSE launches interest rate options on govt bonds
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Stock exchange major NSE has launched interest rate options on 10-year government bonds to provide institutional investors ability to manage risk through a non-linear product.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Onion stock limit for retailers lowered to 2 tonnes
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) In the battle to check surging onion prices, the government here on Monday further revised the stock holding limits for retailers from 5 tonnes to 2 tonnes, but kept it unchanged at 25 tonnes for wholesalers.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Olympics of poor: Stage for South Asia's sporting development
Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) Lying in a hospital bed in Nepals capital, a Bangladeshi athlete desperately pled his coach to take him back to contest the 400m dash he had dreamed about winning.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Other Sports
India end SAG campaign in wrestling with 14 gold medals
Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) Gaurav Baliyan and Anita Sheoran registered comfortable victories to bag gold as India completed a perfect record on the final day of the wrestling competition at the 13th South Asian Games here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Other Sports
SAG 2019: Bala Devi brace powers India to 3rd straight gold
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indian womens team won its third consecutive gold medal at the South Asian Games after beating Nepal 2-0 in the summit clash in Pokhara, Nepal, on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Football Delhi holds its first awards night
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) In its bid to make Delhi and NCR a vibrant football-playing region, Football Delhi, while taking various initiatives to develop the sport, organised the much-awaited awards night for the first time here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Romanian held in Delhi in Kolkata ATM fraud case
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) Making its first arrest in the sensational serial ATM fraud cases involving bank accounts of Kolkata customers, the Kolkata police on Monday apprehended a Romanian national from Delhi's Greater Kailash area, an officer said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thane police crack 'suitcase murder' case in 30 hrs
Thane (Maharashtra), Dec 9 (IANS) The Thane Police on Monday arrested one person in connection with the 'suitcase murder' case of a young woman that stunned the city on Sunday, barely a day after Mumbai Police cracked a similar sensational case of the killing of a Santacruz musician.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sellers set their prices on their own: Amazon India (Lead with corrections)
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of deep discounting and predatory pricing, a top Amazon India executive on Monday asserted that sellers set their prices independently and the platform follows government rules very carefully in the country.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
House takes up CAB amid BJP-Cong clash over its competence
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Taking on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha here on Monday, the Congress said the two-nation theory was first mooted by Hindutva ideologue and Sangh leader V.D. Savarkar in 1935.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC bench to hear petitions against revocation of Art 370
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court is slated to begin hearing on Tuesday on a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the revocation of the provisions of Article 370. The Article granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sellers set the prices on their own: Amazon India
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of deep discounting and predatory pricing, a top Amazon India executive on Monday asserted that sellers set their prices independently and the platform follows government rules very carefully in the country.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Maxwell plans tell-all interview to defend Andrew (Lead with corrected headline)
London, Dec 9 (IANS) British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of procuring young girls for billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and even participating in the abuse, is getting ready for a "tell-all" TV interview to defend their pal Prince Andrew, a media report said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Waning faith in system dangerous for nation: Hazare
Ahmednagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Expressing concerns over delays in punishment in rape cases, veteran social crusader Kisan Baburao alias Anna Hazare here on Monday said no rapist had been hanged since August 14, 2005 in West Bengal and 426 convicts were awaiting the hangman's noose.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
SC notices to states on Food Act implementation
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) "Nobody wants to keep anybody hungry," said the Supreme Court on Monday issuing notices to states on implementation of the grievance redressal mechanism under the National Food Security Act.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bharat Bond ETF to open on Dec 12
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The government's first debt ETF -- Bharat Bond ETF -- will be operational as it is set to open on December 12 where several PSUs will raise funds through this instrument.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Twitterati praise Dhoni as he croons old movie song
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Sports journalist and author Boria Majumdar on Monday posted a clipping of former Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni crooning the opening lines of famous Bollywood classic song 'Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon', with Twitterati praising the cricketer.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imran party supporters call for Sharif's death in London
London/Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) A group of supporters of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party held a protest outside the London residence of ailing former PM Nawaz Sharif and called for his death by shooting.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Jaipur Lit Fest 2020 unveils its list of speakers
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The 13th edition of what is arguably one of the biggest literary events in the world will take place between January 23 and 27, 2020, in Jaipur. Returning to its customary home, the Diggi Palace Hotel, the line-up is a veritable power-house of speakers.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Form full-bench to review Ayodhya verdict: 40 petitioners
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A group of 40 historians, academics and activists, including Irfan Habib, Harsh Mander, Nandini Sundar, Shabnam Hashmi and Akar Patel, has moved the Supreme Court seeking a full-bench review of its November 9 judgement in Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi tears Citizenship Bill in LS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday tore the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha while participating in a debate, calling it "arbitrary in nature" and "against the Muslim community".
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
PETA awards Dino Morea, Ketan Kadam for e-carriage initiative
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has presented entrepreneur Ketan Kadam and actor Dino Morea with its Innovative Business Award for bringing e-carriages to Mumbai through their electronic, battery-driven carriages business, UBO Ridez.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
After defeat, Dinesh Gundu Rao resigns as KPCC president
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on Monday tendered his resignation to the party chief Sonia Gandhi, after the party suffered a massive defeat in the by-elections.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Goa eyes events, New Year to boost tourist arrival
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Arrival of foreign tourists in Goa had declined 30 per cent, but upcoming music events, like the Sunburn Klassique scheduled later this month, could help improve the scenario, said Jack Sequeira, secretary of the Travel and Tourism Association, here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'EXIM Bank looking to disburse $6-7 bn in project export finance'
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) EXIM Bank of India has a huge fund corpus of $ 6-7 billion waiting to be disbursed for project exports finance and the next fiscal is likely to see an uptick in disbursements, David Rasquinha, Managing Director & CEO EXIM Bank of India said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bugatha, Parul to lead Indian challenge in TSK 25K run
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) Tata Steel Kolkata 25K will see a 25-member strong Indian contingent fighting it out for the top spot with Srinu Bugatha and Parul Chaudhary leading the charge in the only IAAF accredited Silver Label race at this unique distance.
2019-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
10 Indians killed serving in UN operations: Shripad Naik
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A total of 10 Indian personnel have laid down their lives while serving in the UN Peacekeeping Operations in the last five years, Minister of State (Defence) Shripad Naik said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Probe involving ex-CBI boss is almost complete: Centre
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The CBI on Monday informed the Supreme Court the investigation involving its former director Ranjit Sinha for allegedly adversely intervening to botch up the probe into coal block allocation scam is almost complete.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
One Romanian held in Delhi in Kolkata ATM fraud case
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) One Romanian national was arrested in Delhi's Geater Kailash area on Monday for his alleged involvement in the series of fraudulent ATM withdrawal cases from the bank accounts of Kolkata residents, a police officer said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Total govt liabilities rise to Rs 91 lakh crore for Q2
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Centre's total liabilities including those under the 'public account' increased to Rs 91.01 lakh crore at end-September from Rs 88.18 lakh crore at end-June this year, official data on public debt showed on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Steps on to create conducive investment environment: CEA
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Terming the current slowdown more cyclical than structural in nature, Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian said, here on Monday, the government had been taking steps, like the corporate tax rate cut, which were aimed at creating more favourable investment and growth environment.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Manipur will be brought under ILP regime: HM
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday declared that Manipur would be brought under the Inner Line Permit (ILP) regime and with that the problems of all the northeastern states would be taken care of as mentioned in the Citizenship Bill.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
WADA ban on Russia evokes funny responses on Twitter
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) As Russia was handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Friday, the issue trended on Twitter with #Russia garnering 9,701 tweets.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
K'taka bypolls: BJP wins 12, Congress 2, JD(S) 0 (6th Lead)
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) In a near sweep, a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 12 seats, while the Congress managed just 2 and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) faced total rout in Karnataka's by-elections for 15 Assembly seats held on December 5, an official said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
K'taka results vindicate local TV channels' poll figures
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Apart from Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddiurappa, the bypoll results on Monday are giving local channels a chance to cheer too.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mubeen Shah detention revoked permanently: J&K govt to SC
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it has permanently revoked the detention order of Mubeen Shah, a Non Resident Indian businessman detained after the abrogation of Article 370.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
President Kovind recognises old friend, meets after 12 years
Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind met his old MP friend from Odisha after a long gap of 12 years during the valedictory ceremony of the platinum jubilee celebration of Utkal University on Sunday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
'Marriage Story' leads nominations at Golden Globes
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) The Scarlett Johansson-starrer "Marriage Story" dominates the film nominations list at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards with six nods, followed by Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" and Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, with five nominations each.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pak FM boycotts Indian Minister's speech at Istanbul meet
Istanbul, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday boycotted the speech by Indian Minister V.K Singh over Kashmir at the Heart of Asia Conference here.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy
Machine learning can create meaningful conversations on death
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) Researchers at University of Vermont have used machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to better understand conversations about death, which could eventually help doctors improve their end-of-life communication.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
AR Rahman to compose anthem for global climate change initiative
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) India's Oscar-winning music maestro AR Rahman is pitching in with a creative contribution for Hollywood music veteran and humanitarian Ken Kragen's climate change effort. Rahman, along with a team of international composers, will create a track titled "Hand in hand" for the initiative.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP's 12 winners to be made ministers, says Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Buoyed by a landslide victory in 12 of the 15 Assembly by-elections held on December 5, an elated Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday declared that all the winning party candidates would be made ministers in the ensuing cabinet expansion soon.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Walmart has 'good' dialogue with govt on policy, talks to continue
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Amidst policy interventions by the government on FDI norms of e-commerce companies and continuing protests by the CAIT, an association of offline retailers, over alleged violation of regulations by the online platforms, an official with retail giant Walmart said on Monday that the company has had a "good" dialogue with the government and will continue its talks with Centre.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US expert to deliver Gill memorial lecture
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Punjab Police is organising the second K.P.S. Gill Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by leading US expert on Internal Security and Counter Terrorism, on Wednesday at the Indian School of Business in Mohali, near here.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
People can self-generate their own misinformation
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) Do not blame partisan news outlets and political blogs for feeding you fake news as there's another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics -- it is you.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Abhay assumes charge as new Odisha DGP
Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Abhay assumed charge as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha police force on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Rishabh, Urvashi corner glory in SFA swimming
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Rishabh Pillai of Father Agnel School, Vashi, and Urvashi Bharia of DPS, Nerul, stole the limelight in the swimming events of Sports For All (SFA) here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Hero MotoCorp two-wheelers' prices to be hiked from Jan 1
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp will raise ex-showroom prices of motorcycles and scooters from January 1, 2020.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi govt to send fire victims' bodies home
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Delhi government has made arrangements to send the Sunday fire tragedy victims bodies to their native places.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SBI operations hit for an hour due to tech glitch
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Operations of the State Bank of India were halted for over an hour on Monday after the weekend core banking system upgrade threw up glitches. The ATM operations were also affected.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Govt will expose politician-gangster nexus: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Refusing to be cowed by the Akali theatrics over the inquiry ordered by him in the wake of politician-gangster nexus, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said he would not succumb to such cheap pressure tactics.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Soha Ali Khan: Watching Inaaya grow is scary, exciting
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan says watching her two-year-old daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu grow is scary as well as exciting, adding that she is at an age where she is absorbing everything and repeating things.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Vodafone fastest 4G network in Delhi-NCR: Ookla
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Telecom operator Vodafone is the fastest 4G network in the Delhi-NCR region with its download speeds being higher than other operators in the July-September 2019 period, US-based broadband speed tester Ookla said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Man detained for trying to enter Parliament
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Monday detained a city-based man for trying to enter the Parliament Central Library by masquerading as a sitting MP, officials said.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
'Kung Fu Panda' director John Stevenson is open to working in India
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Oscar-nominated filmmaker and veteran animator John Stevenson, who is best known for his films "Kung Fu Panda" and "Sherlock Gnomes", is interested in expanding his animation creativity in India.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Steve Smith bats for Boxing Day Test at MCG
Perth, Dec 9 (IANS) Australia batsman Steve Smith believes the Boxing Day Test against New Zealand starting December 26 will be played on a safe pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), saying the historic ground should not lose a great game of Test cricket.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Naagin 4' launch: Nia, Jasmin raise glam quotient
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actresses Nia Sharma and Jasmin Bhasin on Monday made heads turn with their glamorous appearance at the launch event of the upcoming TV show "Naagin 4".
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thai Navy takes note of Myanmar acquiring Indian sub
Bangkok/New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Thailand has taken note of a submarine acquired by Myanmar from India and the Royal Thai Navy is preparing to deal with the "new situation".
2019-12-09
Category: International, Thailand,Defence/Security
Kriti Sanon: Would love to be a part of 'Satte Pe Satta' remake
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon says she would love to be a part of the "Satte Pe Satta" remake, which is reportedly being directed by Farah Khan. However, although there are unconfirmed reports in the media that Kriti is slated to play Ranjeeta Kaur's role from the 1982 original, she adds that she has not been approached for the film yet.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP MP leads tribals' protest, to meet PM on Tuesday
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Thousands of tribals, who reached the national capital in four fully-packed trains from Telangana, showed their solidarity at the Ramlila Maidan here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
No rapist hanged after 2005, says Anna Hazare
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Dec 9 (IANS) Expressing concerns over delays in meting out punishment in rape cases, veteran social crusader Kisan Baburao alias Anna Hazare on Monday said that the last time a rapist-cum-murderer was hanged was on Aug. 14, 2005 in West Bengal.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Epstein plans tell-all interview to defend Andrew
London, Dec 9 (IANS) British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of procuring young girls for billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and even participating in the abuse, is getting ready for a "tell-all" TV interview to defend their pal Prince Andrew, a media report said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Walmart apologises as adults-only sweater sparks heat
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Walmart Inc has apologised after an adults-only Christmas sweater appeared on its Canadian website that depicted Santa with cocaine, a media report said.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Multi-millionaire, builder off to complete work at hand
London, Dec 9 (IANS) It is not everyday that you have a multi-millionaire working for you as a builder. But those who had hired the services of builder Steve Thomson must be among such lucky few.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
ITPCL reports 82% PLF, may turn profitable soon
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) IL&FS Tamil Nadu Power Company (ITPCL) recorded an all-time high plant load factor (PLF) of 82 per cent in the 8 months of this financial year.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US without Trump could yield climate goals: America's Pledge
Madrid, Dec 9 (IANS) In the wake of President Trump's pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, America's Pledge, an initiative of former New York City Mayor R. Bloomberg, on Monday said expanded bottom-up action could yield 37 per cent reduction in US greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Transition to being ex-player happened long back for Yuvi, says mother
Gurugram, Dec 9 (IANS) A year may not have passed since Yuvraj Singh officially retired from international cricket, but the transition into being an ex-player truly happened a long time back for him, says mother Shabnam Singh.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Cricket
Puducherry CM gifts onions to women party workers
Puducherry, Dec 9 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Monday gifted onions to Congress' women workers as part of the birthday celebrations of interim party President Sonia Gandhi.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Pondicherry,National
Panipat row: Protests in Jaipur, Bharatpur, Bikaner
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) The protest against film Panipat for portraying king Surajmal in bad light escalated when protesters smashed window glasses of the Inox cinema hall here on Monday. Also, the show at Raj Mandir, the renowned cinema hall, was cancelled.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
SC seeks all Delhi HC orders on lawyer-cop clashes
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought all orders passed by the Delhi High Court on the PIL for action against cops who staged protest at the Delhi Police headquarters following the lawyers-police clash at Tis Hazari court complex and other court complexes.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
New photo of Epstein, Maxwell, Weinstein at royal party emerges
London, Dec 9 (IANS) A photograph showing billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, his alleged pimp Ghislaine Maxwell and disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein at Princess Beatrice's 18th birthday party in 2006 has emerged.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'Kung Fu Panda' director John Stevenson is open to working in India
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Oscar-nominated filmmaker and veteran animator John Stevenson, who is best known for his films "Kung Fu Panda" and "Sherlock Gnomes", is interested to expanding his animation creativity in India.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sellers set their prices, we don't interfere: Amazon India
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Discarding allegations of deep discounting and predatory pricing, a top Amazon India executive on Monday asserted that sellers set their prices independently and the platform follows government rules very carefully in the country.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Four arrested in gang-rape of woman in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (IANS) Four persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a woman in Sambalpur, police said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shilpa Shetty is all praise for Shiamak Davar
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty recently attended the dance show, "Winter Funk", which was hosted by choreographer Shiamak Davars academy.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Riyadh ends rule on separate entrances for men, women
Riyadh, Dec 9 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has done away with its rule that entailed separate entrances for single men as well as women and families at restaurants, a media report said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights
Follow Paris climate process: Javadekar (Interview)
Madrid, Dec 9 (IANS) Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said on Monday the world should focus on achieving climate targets as per the 2015 Paris Agreement and not botch up new issues.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Electricity futures may become a reality next fiscal
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) After prolonged delays, India may soon open derivatives market for the power sector allowing both power generators and consumers to enter into futures contract and use it as a new hedging tool to mitigate price volatility and other associated risks.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ranji Trophy: Uthappa and all-round Rex Singh steal show (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Former India international Robin Uthappa's century followed by Ponnam Rahul's 97-run knock handed Kerala an upper hand against Delhi in their Ranji Trophy Elite Group C tie as the hosts were 276/3 at the end of the first day at the St Xavier's College Ground in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Hala': Awed by cliched trappings of a cultural diaspora (Reviews; Rating: * *)
"Hala" (Apple original film); Cast: Geraldine Vishwanathan, Purbi Joshi, Azad Khan; Direction: Minhal Baig; Rating: * * (two stars)
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lot to speak about: Woman gets tongue made from arm skin
London, Dec 9 (IANS) A woman whose tongue was removed during treatment of cancer has got a new one. It is made from skin and tissues taken from her arm, a media report said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Amid J'khand polls, BJP MP organises tribals' rally
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Amid Jharkhand Assembly elections, the BJP is going all out to woo tribals in a state with 26% of the tribal population. In New Delhi's Ram Lila ground, a BJP MP organised 'Adivasi Astitva Garjana', on Monday. It was a congregation with an eye on tribals living across India.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Huawei set to bring HarmongOS to its smartphones in 2020
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) Chinese conglomerate Huawei's President Wang Chenglu has revealed that the company is all set to bring its custom-made operating system 'HarmonyOS' to its smartphones range in 2020.
2019-12-09
Category: International, China,Technology
China tells state offices to junk foreign hardware, software
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) In first such retaliation against the Donald Trump government as the two largest economies in the world are currently locked in a long-running trade dispute, China has ordered all state offices to get rid of foreign hardware and software in the next three years -- a move that would hit top US companies like Microsoft, Dell and HP hard.
2019-12-09
Category: International, China,Technology
25% SMBs in South India experienced security breach
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 (IANS) Recovering data and maintaining business continuity is among the topmost challenges for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in South India, as 25 per cent SMBs surveyed in the region said they had experienced a security breach, according to Microsoft.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Mamata visits Kolkata market, enquire about onion price
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited a prominent south Kolkata market and quizzed the vegetable seller and stockist about the exorbitant price of onions, now being sold between Rs 130 and Rs 140 a kilogram to retail customers.
2019-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ajit Pawar, Fadnavis meet first time after Maha fiasco
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar met Bharatiya Janata Party's leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis for the first time after their 80-hour, two-men government crashed last month.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
29 sex workers rescued from spa, saloon in Kolkata; 30 held
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) Thirty persons, including brothel managers, pimps and customers, were arrested after 29 sex workers were rescued by the Kolkata Police during simultaneous raids at two beauty parlours and two other premises in the city, an officer said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hats off to KCR, says Andhra CM on encounter
Amaravati, Dec 9 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday hailed his Telangana counterpart K. Chandrashekhar Rao and police officers of that state for the killing of four accused of a woman veterinarian's gang-rape and murder case.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
DJ Bravo: Must confess, I am a huge SRK fan
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) West Indies cricketer-turned-musician Dwayne John Bravo -- aka DJ Bravo -- who is in India for a multi-city musical tour with his Champion team and for his new track "The Chamiya Song" says that he cannot wait to collaborate with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, and shares insight on how Indian and Caribbean cultures are similar and diverse in nature at the same time.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Parliament passes Bill for breaking ships in safe manner
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 that seeks to restrict the use of hazardous materials on ships and provide safety cover to workers.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
My biopic must inspire girl child, parents: Durga Shakti Nagpal
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Happy, but not too surprised is the candid response from the feisty IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal when queried about the announcement of a biopic based on her uncompromising stance in the line of duty.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
China to lead the world in 5G scale: Qualcomm president
Maui (US), Dec 9 (IANS) China will lead the world in the 5G scale and Qualcomm expects to increase business with China in the 5G transition, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon has said.
2019-12-09
Category: India, United Nation,Technology
LS passes Bill to decrease number of licensed firearms
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Monday passed with voice vote a Bill on rationalising and facilitating the licensing procedures for use of firearms by individuals as well as to curb crimes committed by using illegal firearms and to provide effective deterrence against violation of law.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi building belonged to AAP worker: Tiwari
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A day after 43 people died in a massive fire in the national's capital Rani Jhansi Road area, Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari on Monday claimed that the owner of the building was associated with the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JNU students lathi-charged, march to Rashtrapati Bhavan foiled (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Hundreds of JNU students attempting to march towards Rashtrapati Bhawan over the fee hike issue were lathi-charged by police for the second time in the day on Monday as they scuffled with police when JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh was pushed off a police Gypsy vehicle.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
SBI cuts lending rate by 10 bps to 7.90%
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday announced a 10 basis points cut in one-year marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR), effective from December 10. It will bring SBI's one-year MCLR down to 7.90 per cent from 8 per cent.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SC allows construction in Delhi-NCR during day
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday partially lifted the ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR. The apex court gave its nod to the construction activities between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The 12-hour permission is based on the recommendations by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
DU ad-hoc teachers hold march to demand absorption
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Thousands of Delhi University teachers on Monday held a massive march in the city to demand that ad-hoc teachers be regularised, and threatened to intensify their movement if their demand was not acceded to.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Vistara enters into codeshare agreement with Lufthansa
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Monday entered into a codeshare agreement with Lufthansa.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi fire: Threats forced neighbours to keep mum
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Despite being aware of the possible threat to life and the dangerous conditions, the "corruption and fear of power" prevented neighbours from raising alarm that could possibly have averted the Anaj Mandi fire and saved lives.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LG launches its flagship dual-screen smartphone in Japan
Seoul, Dec 9 (IANS) LG Electronics Inc. has re-entered Japan's premium smartphone market after 23 months with its flagship dual-screen handset.
2019-12-09
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
HP's anti-fraud programme seizes goods worth Rs 80 cr in 1 yr
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) HP Inc.'s Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) programme has seized counterfeit products worth Rs 80 crore in India in the past one year with Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) leading the chart with products worth Rs 33.5 crore.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Gary Kirsten open to helping South Africa and add value
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With Cricket South Africa (CSA) looking down the barrel, former opener and coach Gary Kirsten could return to help the team in a mentor's role for the series against England.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NXP acquires Marvell's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity assets
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) NXP Semiconductors on Monday announced the completion of the acquisition of the WiFi connectivity business unit, Bluetooth technology portfolio and related assets from Marvell, another global semiconductor company, in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.76 billion.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kerala Oppn demands ex-judge's security cover restoration
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 (IANS) The Congress-led Opposition in Kerala on Monday demanded immediate restoration of armed security cover of former Kerala High Court judge, Justice (retd.) B. Kemal Pasha.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Ahead of CPI data, Sensex & Nifty end flat
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Indian investors turned cautious on Monday ahead of consumer price index (CPI) inflation data release later this week as investors see the inflation figure as the key determinant of the future policy rates set by the RBI.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ring Road jammed after lathi-charge on JNU students
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) South Delhi on Monday witnessed massive traffic snarls as Jawaharlal Nehru University students occupied a part of Ring Road near Bhikaji Cama Place after Delhi police lathi-charged the students when they tried to deviate from the approved route.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Fratricide doesn't involve us, clarifies CRPF
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force here on Monday said the media reports of fratricide pertained to the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and not the CRPF.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Bowling to Lewis, Pooran helped me improve: Hayden Walsh
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 (IANS) West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh has reminded everyone that he is not the son for former bowling great Courtney Walsh. And after an impactful show in the second T20I of the three-match series against hosts India, Hayden also reckoned he would now create an identity of his own and felt bowling to his teammates Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran in the nets has helped him improve.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
184 companies offered 831 jobs to IIT-M students
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) A total of 831 job offers were made to the students of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) by 184 companies during the first phase of campus placements.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
Setback for Cong, Siddaramaiah in Karnataka bypolls
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who was eyeing a comeback in the by-election faced a setback with the Congress facing a rout and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attaining a comfortable majority in the Assembly.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP plans 218 courts to fast track cases against women, kid
Lucknow, Dec 9 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government would set up 218 fast-track courts to deal with cases related to crimes against women and children, said Law Minister Brijesh Pathak. The decision was taken by the state cabinet, here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two-day Heart of Asia conference begins in Istanbul
Ankara, Dec 9 (IANS) The two-day Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process, which aims to promote durable peace and stability in Afghanistan, was inaugurated in Istanbul on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy
After defeat, Dinesh Gundu Rao resigns as KPCC president
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Karnataka Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao on Monday tendered his resignation to the party chief Sonia Gandhi, after the party suffered a massive defeat in the by-elections.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Even one drink a day may increase cancer risk
Tokyo, Dec 9 (IANS) If you thought one-two drinks a day would not do any harm, think again. Researchers in Japan have found that even light alcohol consumption might increase the cancer risk.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
New Mediterranean diet lets you eat meat without any guilt
Sydney, Dec 9 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new version of Mediterranean diet that includes meat to cater to Western tastes and also deliver health benefits.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Now, breach of privacy charges against AICF official
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) After forgery, now the allegation of data theft and breach of privacy violating the Information Technology Act have been levelled against a senior official of the All India Chess Federation (AICF).
2019-12-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
ISI using honeytrap to target Indian Army officers: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is making efforts to use honeytrap as a tool in order to trap Indian officers in armed forces, Minister of State (Defence) Shripad Naik said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
K'taka bypolls: BJP wins 12, Congress 2, JD-S 0 (Fifth Lead)
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) In a near sweep, a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 12 seats, while the Congress only 2 and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) faced total rout in Karnataka's by-elections for 15 seats held on December 5, an official said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Delhi Police lathi charge protesting JNU students
New Delhi, Dec 9 IANS) The Delhi Police on Monday lathi charged the protesting Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, who were marching towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan here to press for their demands.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Saturday Night Live had sexist work environment
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus says the environment on "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) was very sexist during her tenure.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Citizenship Bill tabled in LS amid Opposition flak (Lead, correcting hdng)
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The government on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha despite objections raised by the Opposition, calling it "fundamentally unconstitutional" and in "violation" of Article 14 of the Constitution.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Everybody wants results, but I will give Stimac more time: Bhutia
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Sports is all about the final outcome and going by new India football coach Igor Stimac's statistics so far, he has managed the team in 9 international games and has managed just one win and four draws. While he has lost the other four games, the goal scored by India in these games stands at 9 as compared to the goals conceded - 18. But former India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia believes it is not the time to panic.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Panipat controversy: Raj CM wants Censor Board to intervene
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday took to Twitter to demand intervention of Censor Board to settle the claims made by the locals with fregard to Ashutosh Gowariker's 'Panipat'.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Another Unnao molestation victim contests UP police stand
Lucknow, Dec 9 (IANS) Unnerved by the surge in rape complaints and the police apathy, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh seems to have gone into a denial mode.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Billie Eilish snubs fan backlash over her comment on Gaga's meat dress
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Singer Billie Eilish doesn't care what people think of her response to singer Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia banned for 4 years from all major sporting events
Lausanne, Dec 9 (IANS) Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), including next year's Tokyo Olympics and the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Citizenship Bill tabbled in LS amid Opposition flak
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The government on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha despite objections raised by the Opposition, calling it "fundamentally unconstitutional" and in "violation" of Article 14 of the Constitution.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B Praak records a Telugu song for Mahesh Babu film
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) After wooing the audience with his latest Punjabi hit, "Filhall", singer B Praak has now recorded his first Telugu track "Suryodivo Chandrudivo", which will feature in superstar Mahesh Babu's upcoming film "Sarileru Neekevvaru".
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Taapsee: Shoot for Mithali Raj biopic to start in mid 2020
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Taapsee Pannu is gearing up to play former captain of the Indian women's cricket team, Mithali Raj, in the biopic "Shabaash Mithu". The actress informs shooting for the film will start in the middle of 2020.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IOC chief discusses Tokyo 2020 preparations with Amit Shah
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Narinder Batra called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday and briefed him about India's preparations for next year's Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Gazprom undersea pipeline to provide gas to Pak, India
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Russian energy major Gazprom is set to initiate feasibility study in the first quarter of 2020 for laying an undersea pipeline, beginning from the Persian Gulf and extending to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, and ultimately ending in China, after touching Myanmar and Thailand.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy
Pressure on Indian finance cos due to NBFC crisis: Moody's
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Global rating agency Moody's on Monday said pressure on Indian finance companies continues to build up, with some banks heavily exposed to non-bank credit providers, hinting that India's NBFC crisis is far from over, even after a year since the troubles began when a major shadow bank IL&FS Group abruptly defaulted.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Court orders to preserve rape accused's bodies till Dec 13
Hyderabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Telangana High Court on Monday directed authorities to preserve till Friday the bodies of all four accused who were gunned down by the police last week near Shadnagar town during investigation into woman veterinarian's gang-rape and murder.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul Gandhi questions PM's silence over rape incidents
Ranchi, Dec 9 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for maintaining silence over rape incidents in the country.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
VIL shares tank 6% after Birla's comment
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Vodafone Idea (VIL) on Monday closed 6 per cent lower on the BSE as investors reacted to the company's Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla's statement that VIL will shut its business in the absence of a relief with regards to the adjusted gross revenue-based dues.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NZ volcano eruption trends on Twitter
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Eruption of a volcano on White Island in New Zealand on Monday morning trended on Twitter as people posted pictures and video clippings of the natural phenomenon.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Siddaramaiah resigns as Karnataka opposition leader
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) After a humiliating defeat in the Karnataka by-elections, Siddaramaiah on Monday resigned as the leader of opposition in state Assembly. He has submited his resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bombay HC confirms life term for mafia don Arun Gawli
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) The Bombay High Court has confirmed the life imprisonment awarded to mafia don-turned-politician Arun G. Gawli under the stringent MCOCA by a Special Court in 2012, for the murder of a Shiv Sena municipal corporator, here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Billie Eilish snub fan backlash over her comment on Gaga's meat dress
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Singer Billie Eilish doesn't care what people think of her response to singer Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Govt likely to bring new e-commerce policy in FY20
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Government may bring the e-commerce policy in the current fiscal though no timeline can be given, a senior official has said. "The draft of e-commerce bill is out. We have just started stakeholder consultations. Many including Nasscom, CII have already given their feedback. We are trying to bring it early since it is a very important policy, Guru Prasad Mohapatra, Secretary Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade told IANS here.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
ALERT: Karnataka: Siddaramaiah resigns as leader of opposition
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2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,
Wonder Woman finds long-lost love in sequel trailer
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) A new battle, a new armour, new villains, edgier action and a reunion with her long-last love -- Gal Gadot has teased the beginning of a "new era of wonder" in the trailer of the much-awaited "Wonder Woman 1984".
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Over 9,622 acres of defence land encroached upon: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A total 9,622.807 acres of defence land are encroached upon across the country, Minister of State (Defence) Shripad Naik told the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rachel Brosnahan clears air on 'Mrs Maisel' parenting debate
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel" star Rachel Brosnahan has addressed criticism around how the show depicts her as a parent, saying that the series is not about exploring motherhood, but the story of a woman who is stepping out of her comfort zone to pursue her dream of becoming a comic.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Slogan to shoot Sharif raised during London protest
London/Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) A group of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters held a protest outside an apartment here where the ailing Nawaz Sharif was currently residing, during which a demonstrator held a slogan to shoot the former Prime Minister, a media report said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Poland claim surprise relay gold at swimming Euros
Warsaw, Dec 9 (IANS) Poland's swimmers beat Italy and Russia to win a surprise gold medal in the women's 4x50m medley relay at European Short Course Championships in Glasgow.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Congress divided India on the basis of religion: Shah
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress accusing it of dividing India on the basis of religion during its partition, and that the move made at that time, now led the government to bring Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pak govt given 7 days to decide on Maryam's ECL plea
Lahore, Dec 9 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday sent former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawazs plea seeking the removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL) to a review committee of the government.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Order books of Defence PSUs not low: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Denying that the booking orders of the Defence Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) were dangerously low which may not sustain them beyond 2020-21, the Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh said on Monday that the government has taken various steps to improve the order book position of the PSUs, including modernisation of production capacity and infrastructure.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Wasim Jaffer makes record 150th Ranji appearance
Vijayawada, Dec 9 (IANS) Veteran opener Wasim Jaffer achieved another first-class milestone on Monday as he made his 150th appearance in Ranji Trophy cricket. Featuring for Vidarbha, Jaffer is playing his 150th Ranji game against Andhra at the Devineni Venkata Ramana Praneetha Ground here.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
K'taka victory boosts BJP morale amid Jharkhand polls
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) At a time when the BJP is losing footprint in states, the recent being in Maharashtra, it has got a major boost with the thumping victory in Karnataka by-elections. The Karnataka result would not only determine whether Yeddyurappa stays in power. It would also nudge its cadre to renewed activism ahead of the third phase of Jharkhand elections due on December 12.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala student leaders to go to UK, Cong alleges extravagance
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 (IANS) With every passing day, as the Kerala finances are precariously placed, contrary to the frequent demands of the Congress-led opposition, that extravagance is continuing unabated, around 70 student leaders from the state are getting ready to leave for a week long London trip for a course at the University of Cardiff.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 to launch in India by January 2020
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) Chinese phone maker Xiaomi after launching Mi Note 10, the world's first smartphone to feature 108MP camera in Europe and in its domestic market as Mi CC9 Pro, is now all set to launch the smartphone in India by January 2020, GizmoChina reported on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, China,Technology
Life cripples in Tripura after call for shutdown against CAB
Agartala, Dec 9 (IANS) Life was almost crippled in TTAADC areas in Tripura on Monday as many tribal parties including BJP's ally IPFT observed shutdown against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
2019-12-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Ajith to star in 'Valimai', confirms producer Boney Kapoor
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) Producer Boney Kapoor has confirmed actor Ajith Kumar will play a police officer in his second Tamil production venture, "Valimai", which is slated to go on floors this week.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Richa Chadha: Pay disparity in films continues despite discussions
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says women are still paid lesser than their male counterparts in the film business across the world despite all the talk on discrepancies.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shahid Kapoor: Cried four times after watching 'Jersey'
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, who next will be seen on screen in the Bollywood remake of the Telugu hit "Jersey", says he cried four times after watching the original film because he could relate to the central character of the story, who is close to his age.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Srinagar airport 'inoperative', Real Kashmir's next 2 games cancelled
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The upcoming two games of Real Kashmir FC in the ongoing I-League have been cancelled due to poor weather conditions prevalent in Srinagar.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Delhi Court allows Robert Vadra to travel abroad
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Monday allowed Robert Vadra, businessman and Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, to travel to Spain for medical treatment and business purposes.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Citizenship Bill introduced in LS amid opposition's objection
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The government on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha despite objection raised by the opposition parties calling the move "fundamentally unconstitutional" and "violation" of Article 14 of the Indian constitution and others.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Turkey deports 11 suspected French IS militants
Ankara, Dec 9 (IANS) Turkey has deported 11 suspected French Islamic State (IS) militants to their home country, the Interior Ministry here said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Historic opportunity to perform for global tech giants: Amjad Ali Khan
Cupertino (California), Dec 9 (IANS) As Amjad Ali Khan, the legendary sarod maestro, prepares to showcase classical Indian music for a select gathering of Silicon Valley giants here at the Levis stadium, he says like yoga, the spiritual and meditative power of 'Hindustani music' is all set to rock the imagination of the new world.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Mexico,International
JD-S faces total rout in Karnataka bypolls
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Karnataka's regional party Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) is facing a total rout in the state Assembly bypolls, as it failed to open account even in the 12 seats it contested on December 5 separately, a party official admitted.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Ramdin's heartwarming gesture to little fan wins hearts
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 (IANS) West Indies cricketer Denesh Ramdin won several hearts after showing a sweet gesture towards a young Indian fan ahead of the 2nd T20I of the three-match rubber against the Virat Kohli-led side here on Sunday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
5 killed in NZ volcano eruption (2nd Lead)
Wellington, Dec 9 (IANS) At least five people were killed after the White Island or the Whakaari volcano in New Zealand erupted on Monday, police said, adding that the toll was likely to increase as a number of people were still unaccounted for.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
K'taka bypoll results: Wave in BJP's favour, says Goa CM
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) surge in the Karnataka bypoll results shows that there is a countrywide wave in favour of the saffron party, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Modi hails K'taka results, says Congress taught a lesson
Ranchi, Dec 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the bypoll results in Karnataka and said that those who formed the government through backdoor ignoring people's mandate have been taught a lesson. The Prime Minister was speaking at a rally in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
GMDA partners with Cisco to make Gurugram safer, smarter
Gurugram, Dec 9 (IANS) The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has partnered with networking giant Cisco to set up an Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) here on Monday that leverages digital technologies to enhance citizen safety, optimise public infrastructure and better manage traffic.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Haryana,National
Walmart launches initiative to support MSMEs
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Retail major Walmart on Monday launched "Walmart Vriddhi Supplier Development Program", an initiative to help MSMEs in India to enhance their capability and supply chain.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
1 in 4 married Indians fear cheating: Survey
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANSlife) Insecurity seems to loom large over Indian marriages, as a new survey reveals that 45 per cent of Indians want to check their partner's phone without their knowledge and 55 per cent have already done it.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
4 rockets hit military base near Baghdad, 6 injured
Baghdad, Dec 9 (IANS) Four rockets struck a military base near the Baghdad airport, leaving six army personnel injured, Iraqi authorities said Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
McConaughey's 'The Gentlemen' gets India release date
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Guy Ritchies action-comedy "The Gentlemen", which stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding and Hugh Grant, will release in India on January 24.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dense fog disrupts air traffic, life in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) No flights could operate from Srinagar airport for the third consecutive day due to poor visibility.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Dhoni to back show on army officers
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Indian cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be producing an anthology telling stories of decorated army officers.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Def ministry urged to waive landing charge for smaller jets
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) In a bid to boost regional connectivity and making air travel affordable, the Civil Aviation Ministry has urged the Defence Ministry to exempt smaller aircraft from payment of landing charges at airports controlled by it.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Malaysia launches vaccination campaign after 1st polio infection in 27 years
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 9 (IANS) Malaysian health authorities on Monday launched a vaccination campaign in rural areas of the jungle-covered island of Borneo after detecting the first case of polio since the Southeast Asian country declared itself free of the viral disease in 2000.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Bombay HC confirms life sentence for mafia don Arun Gawli
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) The Bombay High Court has confirmed the life imprisonment awarded to mafia don Arun G. Gawli under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) by a trial court in 2012 for the murder of a Shiv Sena municipal corporator, here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kalki Koechlin: Pregnancy has been surreal for me
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin says the whole experience of pregnancy has been surreal for her, and has altered her watching habits.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Vivo V17 launched in India for Rs 22,990
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Refreshing its V series in India, Chinese handset maker Vivo on Monday launched its Vivo V17 smartphone in India with quad-camera set up for Rs 22,990.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
4 Sumatran tiger foetuses found in jar in Indonesia
Jakarta, Dec 9 (IANS) Indonesian authorities have found four foetuses of the protected Sumatran tiger as well as the hide of the endangered species in two police raids carried out against suspected animal poachers and traffickers, the Environment Ministry said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Life cripples in Tripura after call for shutdown against CAB
Agartala, Dec 9 (IANS) Life was almost crippled in TTAADC areas in Tripura on Monday as many tribal parties including BJP's ally IPFT observed shutdown against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
2019-12-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
India U-19 boys undergoing boot camp to prepare for World Cup
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Gone are the days when preparing for a big ticket event meant a cricketer would spend quality time at the nets to hone his batting or bowling skills. It is now equally important to work on the mental and physical aspect that comes with competing against the best in the business and that is why the India U-19 team is currently undergoing a boot camp in the Kabini Forest Safari at the Nagarhole National Park.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Opioid relapse chances higher in risk tolerant people
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) People undergoing treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks, says a study.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Julia Price becomes first-ever female coach in BBL
Brisbane, Dec 9 (IANS) Former Australia wicket-keeper Julia Price has made history by becoming the first-ever female coach in the Big Bash League. Julia has been appointed as the assistant coach of Brisbane Heat for the upcoming ninth BBL season and will work alongside head coach Darren Lehmann, bowling coach Ryan Harris and coaching assistant Gavin Fitness.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka bypolls: BJP wins 2, leads in 10, Congress 2 (Fourth Lead)
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading for a landslide victory in Karnataka's Assembly by-elections, as it won two seats and is leading in 10 others of the 15 seats it contested on December 5, an official said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
HK varsities struggle to recover from protest chaos
Hong Kong, Dec 9 (IANS) Hong Kong universities, which turned into anti-government battlegrounds last month, were struggling to recover from the protest chaos, with some holding classes in hotels and others making students video themselves taking exams at home, a report said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Aus captain Mark Milligan retires from international football
Sydney, Dec 9 (IANS) Australian national team captain Mark Milligan has announced that he will retire from international football on Monday, describing his 14-year-career with the Socceroos as a "privilege".
2019-12-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Delhi police shuts all JNU gates to stop students' march
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With barricadings set up and security forces deployed on every gate of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the students' planned march to the President's house has been contained in the varsity.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
8 soldiers killed in Afghan suicide bombing
Kabul, Dec 9 (IANS) At least eight Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing in the Afghanistan's Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold, on Monday, a source said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics
7 detained in Istanbul protest against gender violence
Istanbul, Dec 9 (IANS) Seven people were detained during a protest in Istanbul organised by a leading womens rights group calling for an end to gender-based violence in Turkey, a media report said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Rajya Sabha condoles deaths in Delhi fire tragedy
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Monday mourned the death of 43 workers in a devastating blaze in Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area, while praying for speedy recovery of those seriously injured in the unfortunate incident.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Saudi Crown Prince calls Trump over Florida shooting
Riyadh, Dec 9 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called US President Donald Trump and offered condolences over the December 6 shooting at a Florida military base which was carried out by a Saudi national, media reports said on Monday
2019-12-09
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
OnePlus TV update brings support for Netflix
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Chinese technology company OnePlus on Monday announced that it has started rolling out another update for its TVs which brings official support for the Netflix app.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Onion prices ease in Delhi amid increased arrivals
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Wholesale prices of onion eased in Delhi on Monday after an increase in local produce arrivals as well as the bulb sourced from the overseas.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Tweeple mock Maha govt pointing at K'taka bypoll results
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Several people on Twitter on Monday took a potshot at the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, taking a cue from the bypoll results in Karnataka.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Snake delays start of Ranji Trophy match in Vijaywada
Vijaywada, Dec 9 (IANS) The start of the Ranji Trophy Group A match between Andhra and Vidarbha was delayed after a snake entered the Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground here on Monday morning.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Finnish Minister to become world's youngest PM
Helsinki, Dec 9 (IANS) The 34-year-old Sanna Marin is set to become the world's youngest Prime Minister as head of a women-led coalition government in Finland, it was reported on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Modi, Congress leaders wish Sonia Gandhi on birthday
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on her 73rd birthday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Florida military base attack presumed terrorism: FBI
Miami, Dec 9 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was treating the December 6 deadly attack on a military base in Florida that claimed the lives of three people, as a presumed terrorist attack, the media reported on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google has better reputation than Apple, Samsung in Aus
Sydney, Dec 9 (IANS) Tech giant Google has a better reputation than Samsung and Apple in the country, according to a new report, despite the fact that the company has been drawing flak for collecting users' personal data.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Australia,Technology
'Star Trek' actor Rene Auberjonois loses battle with cancer
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) "Star Trek" and "Benson" actor Rene Auberjonois has passed away. He was 79.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Priyanka Gandhi slams BJP for onion, petrol price rise
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has slammed the government for rise in onion and petrol prices. The price of petrol crossed Rs 75 mark and that of onion has risen to Rs 200 a kg in some parts of the country, according to reports.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pant should be allowed to mature: Lara
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 (IANS) Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara feels Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant should be allowed to mature and no extra pressure should be put on him to perform.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
BJP set for majority in Karnataka Assembly
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading for a simple majority in the 223-member Karnataka Assembly, as it surged ahead in 12 of the 15 constituencies where vote count is underway for the December 5 bypolls since 8.00 a.m., a party official said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Yoko Ono calls John Lennon's death 'hollowing experience'
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono has marked the 39th anniversary of the Beatles legend death by revealing she still feels "hollow" and misses him daily.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ozzy Osbourne offers $25K reward for stolen Randy Rhoads' guitar
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has offered a $25,000 reward for the return of his late friend Randy Rhoads' stolen guitars.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ministers draw ire of RS Chairman for being absent
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Modi government's ministers were yet again found absent while laying papers on the table of the Rajya Sabha, drawing the ire of House Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Lupita gives thumbs down to possible return to 'Us' sequel
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has shut down speculation she's working on a sequel to her hit movie "Us".
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samsung Galaxy S11e likely to sport 5G connectivity
Seoul, Dec 9 (IANS) Samsung's next-generation Galaxy S11e-- also called the SM-G9810 -- will have 5G connectivity, according to the Chinese mobile authentication platform called the 3C.
2019-12-09
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Playing 2 D/N Tests against India may backfire: Ian Chappell
Melbourne, Dec 9 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes the idea mooted of playing two day-night Tests by Cricket Australia against India in 2020-21 "may backfire" considering the fact that the Virat Kohli's men have a strong bowling attack.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka bypolls: Congress faces rout, concedes defeat
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) The opposition Congress is facing rout again in Karnataka, as it is leading only in 2 of the 15 assembly segments where it contested in the December 5 by-elections in the southern state, a party official said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
1 killed in NZ volcano eruption, toll may rise
Wellington, Dec 9 (IANS) At least one person was killed on Sunday after the White Island or the Whakaari volcano in New Zealand erupted on Monday, police said, adding that the toll was likely to increase as a number of people were still unaccounted for.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Fashion and heritage come together
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANSlife) Twenty of India's leading designers came together for a fashion extravaganza at the Capitals Heritage garden- The Sunder nursery. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) organised the fashion presentation as a part of the Inherit Festival. The two day festival , featured almost a 100 exhibitors showcasing the best of Indian craft, design, fashion, lifestyle and heritage tourism.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Murshidabad - Steeped in History
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANSlife) Murshidabad located on the eastern bank of a distributary of the Ganges River, is full of historical value. The town still brings back memories of Nawabs with its mosques, tombs, and gardens. Once the capital of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, it was the last capital city of independent Bengal. Situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi, it was known as a city of splendour and famous for its silk.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
How soon can I have sex after giving birth
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANSlife) Sometimes theres intimacy and other times it might just be a need to have sex; but when you're adjusting to life with a new baby it can get hard.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Delhi breathes hazardous air, once again
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Delhi on Monday woke up to hazardous levels of air quality, once again, with the index hitting a whopping 582.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hair care tips for the wedding season
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANSlife) The major reasons that contribute towards hair damage are pollution, bad diet, extreme weather changes, stress and excessive usage of harsh chemical products, say experts.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Salman, Katrina strike a pose with Sheikh Hasina
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and actress Katrina Kaif met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress slams Centre over CAB, calls it 'unconstitutional'
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Two senior Congress leaders -- Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi on Monday trained their guns at the Centre over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, hours before being tabled in the Lok Sabha by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
A food for every mood?
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANSlife) Throwing caution to the wind this festive season food lovers here's yet another reason to gorge your heart out. The DLF Mall of India will play host to a 20-day long festival 'Food for Every Mood is launched in association with Delhi Secret Supper Club (DSSC). Festivities kickstarted on the 7th December 2019.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Analysis underway into N.Korea's very important test: Seoul
Seoul, Dec 9 (IANS) South Korea has been working closely with the US to analyze a "very important test" that North Korea claimed to have conducted at its satellite launching site over the weekend, the Defence Ministry here said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Spanish singer Sanz urges climate action
Madrid, Dec 9 (IANS) Famous Spanish musician, singer and composer, Alejandro Sanz on Monday appealed to world leaders gathered in the Spanish capital to take urgent action to fight climate change.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Swamy prematurely hails Yediyurappa for 'winning'
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Bharatiaya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy on Monday heaped praise on Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, for 'winning so many seats in the assembly by-elections', even before the Election Commission declared the result.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Telangana forms SIT to probe Hyderabad encounter
Hyderabad, Dec 9 (IANS) The Telangana government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the December 6 'encounter' near Shadnagar town in which police killed all four accused in a woman veterinarian's gang-rape and murder.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2nd Indian girl falls to death in UAE
Dubai, Dec 9 (IANS) In yet another suspected case of teen suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a 16-year-old Indian girl was killed after falling off the window of her sixth floor apartment in Umm Al Quwain, two days after the first girl died in Sharjah, sources said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
SC to hear plea in Telangana Encounter on Wednesday
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a petition against Telangana Encounter on Wednesday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Warnapura, Miandad invited as special guests for 1st Test
Lahore, Dec 9 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited Bandula Warnapura and Javed Miandad as special guests for the historic Rawalpindi Test set to begin from December 11 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Apple's upcoming SE 2 likely to be called 'iPhone 9'
San Francisco, Dec 9 (IANS) A new report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara has claimed that the iPhone SE 2 will likely be called the iPhone 9, owing to the fact that it will feature the same chassis as that of the iPhone 8.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
K'taka bypolls: BJP leads in 10, Congress, JD-S in 2 each (3rd Lead)
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 10 out of 15 Assembly segments while the opposition Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) are leading in 2 seats each, a poll official said here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sharif may travel to US for treatment on Dec 16
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Ailing former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was likely to travel to the US from London on December 16 for further medical treatment, family sources have said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Microsoft knockout: Why AWS CEO must not lose his cool
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) As the CEO of a $36 billion enterprise that leads the global infrastructure Cloud market with over 175 services -- more than any other Cloud vendor -- Andy Jassy is deeply hurt at the Microsoft's $10 billion Pentagon Cloud win and is leaving no stone unturned to criticise the company, despite knowing the fact that a "significant political interference" killed the chances of Amazon Web Services (AWS) which was a favourite to seal the deal.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Unnao victim had a marriage agreement with the accused
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 9 (IANS) It has now emerged that the rape victim, who was set ablaze in Unnao on Thursday had been promised marriage by the same man who raped her earlier this year.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shiv Sena to back Citizenship Amendment Bill
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A move that may embarrass the NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra, the Sena have decided to back the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which the Congress brands as "unconstitutional".
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We will come back strongly in the final T20I: Shivam Dube
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 (IANS) All-rounder Shivam Dube believes India, who faced a crushing defeat in the second T20I against the West Indies, will bounce back strongly in the series decider to be played in Mumbai.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
People remain unaccounted after NZ volcano erupts
Wellington, Dec 9 (IANS) At least 50 people were believed to be on or near a volcano on New Zealand's White Island when it erupted on Monday, "with a number" of them remain unaccounted for, police said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Sensex opens marginally higher, auto stocks gain
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty opened marginally higher on Monday. Gains were led by Yes Bank, Zee, Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bareilly to get its 'Jhumka', almost 53 years later
Bareilly (Utar Pradesh), Dec 9 (IANS) Almost 53 years after actress Sadhana made Bareilly famous worldwide with her chartbuster song, "Bareilly ks bazaar mein jhumka gira re', Bareilly has finally found its 'jhumka'.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
More than 2,000 koalas killed in Australia bushfires
Sydney, Dec 9 (IANS) The massive bushfires that have been raging in eastern Australia since November have killed more than 2,000 koalas, a species classified as vulnerable, an ecologist said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Film on life of IAS officer Durga in pipeline
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) A film tracing the life of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who was in the news for her crackdown on illegal sand mining, is in the works.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bypoll trends indicate BJP govt to continue in Karnataka (2nd Lead)
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Initial trends of vote count in 15 Assembly segments in Karnataka indicate that the ruling BJP government would continue in power in the southern state, a party official said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
150,000 people affected by heavy rain in SL
Colombo, Dec 9 (IANS) Some 150,000 people have been affected by the adverse weather in 21 districts of Sri Lanka, with more heavy rain accompanied expected on Monday, the Met Department said here.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
At 38, Joaquin becomes oldest hat-trick scorer in La Liga
Seville (Spain), Dec 9 (IANS) Real Betis captain Joaquin has become the oldest player to score a hat-trick in La Liga. He achieved the feat against Athletic Bilbao where Betis won the game 3-2 at Benito Villamarin played on Sunday evening.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Two more rape cases reported in UP
Auraiyya/Bijnore (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 9 (IANS) Cases of rape continue to be reported in Uttar Pradesh despite the growing public outrage against such heinous acts.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Colombo Port City opens for investors
Colombo, Dec 9 (IANS) Colombos landmark project, the Colombo Port City, has opened to investors from Monday after it was declared open by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa two days ago.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
List of business in RS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The List Of Business in the Rajya Sabha on Monday includes the tabling of papers by 12 ministers and the introduction of a Bill concerning the regulation on recycling of ships.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
US-Taliban talks continue for second day
Doha, Dec 9 (IANS) A new round of peace negotiations between the US and the Taliban negotiators in the Qatari capital of Doha has continued for the second day, the media reported.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Tension prevails after mosque signboard damaged in UP
Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 9 (IANS) Tension prevails in Chaukhara village in Pratapgarh district after a signboard indicating the direction of the Jama Masjid was ripped off by unidentified persons on Sunday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Progress made in normalizing ties with US: Sudanese PM
Khartoum, Dec 9 (IANS) Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that his recent visit to the US achieved headway in efforts to normalize ties between the two countries.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Amazon collecting UK health service data for free: Report
London, Dec 9 (IANS) The UK government has allowed Amazon to access health data under the National Health Service (NHS) for free which the tech giant will use for Alexa-driven medical advice for patients.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Degree college named after Nirbhaya in Ballia soon
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 9 (IANS) In a tribute to Nirbhaya, the 23-year-old paramaedic who was brutally gang-raped and murdered by six men inside a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012, Ballia district will soon have a degree college in her name in her ancestral village here.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Another teen's body goes missing from grave
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 9 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the body of a 15-year-old girl, who was buried on Friday, went missing from the grave on Sunday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP takes lead in 8 seats in Karnataka bypolls
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 8 of the 15 Assembly constituencies where counting of votes is underway since 8.00 a.m., an official said here on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Holiday season brings little cheer for HK businesses
Hong Kong, Dec 9 (IANS) Hong Kongs tourism, retail and dining sectors were bracing for the most dismal Christmas season in decades, a slump brought on by what some see as the citys worst political crisis since its return to the mainland in 1997, a media report said on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Yogi govt suspends 7 cops in Unnao case
Lucknow, Dec 9 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has suspended seven policemen for alleged negligence of duty that led to the death of the Unnao rape victim .
2019-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Minor girl raped, attempts suicide in Lucknow
Lucknow, Dec 9 (IANS) A minor girl, who had been allegedly gagged and raped by a neighbour in front of her deaf and mute mother on Saturday afternoon, attempted suicide by consuming poison on Sunday, the police said.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harry Anand, Kaviczar join hands for 'Naach Nachaniya'
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Singer-composer-music director Harry Anand and singer Kaviczar have teamed up for a party song titled "Naach Nachaniya".
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Suranga Lakmal out of Pak Test series due to dengue
Colombo, Dec 9 (IANS) In a major blow to Sri Lanka, right-arm pacer Suranga Lakmal has been ruled out of the upcoming two-Test series against Pakistan because of dengue. He has been replaced by youngster Asitha Fernando in the squad.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
HK protesters ignore calls for citywide strike on Monday
Hong Kong, Dec 9 (IANS) Protesters mostly stayed at home on Monday, ignoring calls for a citywide strike as Hong Kong marked the six-month anniversary of anti-government unrest.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Dragon spacecraft delivers cargo to ISS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) A Dragon cargo spacecraft belonging to private space services company SpaceX delivered its payload to the International Space Station (ISS), providing the crew with 2,587 kilos of supplies, including materials, such as mice, worms and a robot, for scientific research.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Zimbabwe name squad for U19 WC, Dion Myers to lead
Harare, Dec 9 (IANS) Zimbabwe have announced their 15-member squad for next year's Under-19 World Cup -- slated to be held from January 17, 2020 in South Africa -- in which they have named right-handed batsman Dion Myers as captain.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Dutee Chand stars in new PETA India ad
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Olympic sprinter Dutee Chand -- India's first professional athlete to come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community -- has starred in a new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India ad for International Animal Rights Day.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
UN climate summit enters decisive week, phase in negotiations
Madrid, Dec 9 (IANS) The UN Climate Change Summit prepares to enter a decisive week, the high-level phase, amid much uncertainty on the negotiating table and a focus on leaders who aren't attending, but who still influence the agreements discussed at the major conference.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Spain,Politics
List of business in LS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Monday List of Business in the Lok Sabha includes the introduction of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 for consideration and passing, and a motion regarding suspension of two members -- T. N. Prathapan and Dean Kuriakose will be also be taken up.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Trump warns Kim of losing everything if he takes hostile action
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) US President Donald Trump warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that the he would lose "everything" if he acts in a "hostile" manner, a statement that came shortly after Pyongyang announced that it had carried out a test linked to its ballistic missile programme.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Historic opportunity to perform for global tech giants: Amjad Ali Khan
Cupertino (California), Dec 9 (IANS) As Amjad Ali Khan, the legendary sarod maestro, prepares to showcase classical Indian music for a select gathering of Silicon Valley giants here at the Levis stadium, he says like yoga, the spiritual and meditative power of 'Hindustani music' is all set to rock the imagination of the new world.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Mexico,International
Karnataka bypoll results: Counting of votes begins
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) The counting of votes for the Karnataka's bye-elections held on December 5 in 15 Assembly constituencies began on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Pak committed to Saarc Charter: Imran
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated Pakistan's commitment to the Charter of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc).
2019-12-09
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Imran to be conferred with Bahrain's highest civilian award
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will be conferred Bahrains highest civil award during an upcoming visit to the Gulf state, the media reportedy.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 3': All about Marvelous Ms Brosnahan (IANS Review; Rating: ***)
"The Marvelous Mrs Maisel 3"; Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub, Kevin Pollak; Direction: Amy Sherman-Palladino; Rating: *** (three stars)
2019-12-09
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Waheeda Rehman: Rapists deserve life term in jail, not death
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Legendary actress Waheeda Rehman feels life imprisonment, and not death, is the apt punishment for rapists.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China, Myanmar pledge to strengthen communication
Nay Pyi Taw , Dec 9 (IANS) China and Myanmar have pledged to strengthen communication and high-level exchanges, according to a meeting held between Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar's Suu Kyi to face genocide allegations in court
Yangon, Dec 9 (IANS) Myanmar's state councilor Aung San Suu Kyi took off for the Hague where she will face an accusation brought to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by the Gambia over alleged genocide carried out against the Rohingya minority in her country.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Dia Mirza announces new production house on birthday
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza has a gift for her fans on her 38th birthday. She is starting her new production house to make meaningful content.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indonesian police nab five poachers of rare Sumatran tigers
Jakarta, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indonesian police and officials of the Environment and Forestry Ministry have apprehended five people who illegally hunted the endangered Sumatran tigers, a senior official of the ministry said on Sunday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Madonna's daughter Lourdes performes nearly nude scene
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Singer Madonna's eldest child Lourdes Leon recently performed a nearly nude scene in a stimulated orgy during Art Basel in Miami, Florida.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kenya building collapse : Death toll mounts to 10
Nairobi, Dec 9 (IANS) Death toll from a building which collapsed here rose to ten, after four more bodies were recovered during the ongoing search and rescue operations.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
'You need passion, patience and luck in wildlife photography'
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Bollywood legend Waheeda Rehman has turned a wildlife photographer for a cause. The 81-year-old actress says a person need passion, patience and luck while pursuing wildlife photography, adding that she has travelled across India, Tanzania, Namibia and Kenya to click pictures and it has been an enjoyable experience.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
John Legend opens up on virtue signalling
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Musician John Legend says he doesn't know "what virtue signalling is supposed to be".
2019-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iranian Prez submits new "budget of resistance"
Tehran, Dec 9 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has presented a draft budget to the parliament, saying it was designed to resist US sanctions by limiting dependence on oil revenue.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Chilean protesters turn on pharmacies over high medicine prices
Santiago, Dec 9 (IANS) Chileans have turned on the pharmaceutical industry since the protests over social justice broke out in October, reacting to shortages of medicines and the high prices charged by private pharmacies, which sell brand-name medications at the highest prices in Latin America.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Finland's Social Democrats pick Marin to be youngest ever PM
Helsinki, Dec 9 (IANS) Finland's Social Democratic Party (SDP), one of the five parties that form the coalition government, has picked 34-year-old Sanna Marin to be the country's youngest Prime Minister.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Excited about this young bunch: Pollard
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 (IANS) West Indies captain Kieron Pollard was all praise for his team mates as an all-round performance from the visitors helped them notch up a comprehensive eight-wicket win over India. West Indies restricted India to 170/7 in the second T20I that was played in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday and then chased down the target with eight wickets and nine balls to spare.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
No total will be good enough if we field so poorly: Kohli
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli said that the hosts' poor fielding cost them dearly in their second T20I against the West Indies on Sunday. West Indies won the match that was played at the Greenfield International stadium in Thiruvananthapuram by eight wickets to level the series.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
MP govt retracts on promise to hold student polls
Bhopal, Dec 8 (IANS) The Kamal Nath government has gone back on its promise to hold students union elections in the government and private colleges of Madhya Pradesh this year.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
CPI leader Narayana apologises for backing 'encounter'
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) leader K. Narayana on Sunday apologised to his party for supporting the alleged 'encounter' killing of the four accused in a veterinarian's gang-rape and murder case.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
WhatsApp blocks Cyberabad police's helpline number
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) WhatsApp has blocked the helpline number of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate, forcing it to switch to an alternate number for time being, after it received a flood of messages following November 27 gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ind-WI 2nd T20I: Windies level series with comprehensive win (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) West Indies on Sunday recorded a comprehensive 8-wicket win over India in the second T20I between the two sides at Thiruvananthapuram's Greenfield International Stadium. They chased down a target of 171 with nine balls to spare with opener Lendl Simmons being unbeaten on 67.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Vice-president stresses accessible, credible judiciary
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Taking a cue from the Chief Justice of India's view that justice loses character if it becomes revenge, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has initiated a debate on the issue of speedy justice.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kohli screamer lights up gloomy day for Indian fielders
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) On a day when misfields ruled India's defence of the 171-run target they set for West Indies to chase in the second T20I between the two sides at Thiruvananthapuram's Greenfield International Stadium, captain Virat Kohli took a screamer to dismiss Shimron Hetmyer.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
NHRC continues probe in 'encounter' of rape accused
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) A team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) continued its investigation into the 'encounter' killing of the four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian for the second day on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK endorses Stalin on approaching court against civic polls
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) The DMK party on Sunday agreed with its President M.K. Stalin's views on approaching the courts against the conduct of local body polls in Tamil Nadu without following due procedure.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
BJP issues whip to MPs to be present in House till Dec 11
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The ruling BJP has issued a three-line whip to all its Members of Parliament to attend Parliament from December 9 to December 11.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Warne in line for potential windfall for small stake in RR
Melbourne, Dec 8 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne revealed that he is awaiting a big payday from his former Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals due to the small stake he got in the franchise for the four years that he played for them from 2008 to 2011.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
HYC demands resignation of Meghalaya Governor over CAB
Shillong, Dec 8 (IANS) The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC), here on Sunday, demanded resignation of Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for backing the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Deliveryman's celebratory jig at good Samaritan's US home goes viral
Wilmington (US), Dec 8 (IANS) An Amazon delivery staff member's amazement and celebratory jig after finding food and drinks outside a house in Wilmington in Delaware has gone viral, viewed over 12 million times on Facebook.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Australia,National
Ind-WI 2nd T20I: Dube leads with fifty as India post 170/7
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) India posted 170/7 batting first in their second T20I against the West Indies at Thiruvananthapuram's Greenfield International Stadium on Sunday. Shivam Dube was the star of the show for the hosts, smashing a maiden international fifty but the West Indies did well to pull the run rate back after his dismissal.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Congress to oppose CAB in Parliament
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Congress has decided to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill which is to be introduced on Monday by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Lok Sabha, after its parliamentary strategy group meet at Sonia Gandhi's residence here on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dube enthralls Thiruvananthapuram with maiden international 50
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) Shivam Dube was on Sunday promoted to number three for India's second T20I against the West Indies and he repaid the faith shown in him by hitting a maiden international fifty. Dube smashed three fours and four sixes on his way to 54 off 30 balls.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Delhi fire: A Sunday morning that no one wished for
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Instead of waking up to the rising red sun on a cold Sunday morning, residents of the national capital's Anaj Mandi woke up to thick smoke and trapped voices calling out for desperate help from inside the factory which was ablaze.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akali Dal hails govt decision to table CAB
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) here on Sunday appreciated the central government's decision to introduce the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) in Parliament, saying a long-pending demand of the party had been accepted and urged that it must cover all persecuted people, irrespective of religion.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Endangered mahseer multiplying in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 8 (IANS) The golden mahseer has been saved from extinction through a conservation plan launched to improve its status in reservoirs and rivers of Himachal Pradesh, according to conservationists here on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Effective policing must to make women feel secure: PM
Pune, Dec 8 (IANS) Following the spate of crimes against women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saunday asked the police to build an image that would inspire confidence among citizens and make women feel secure.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Kamal Haasan's MNM to skip local body polls
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan here on Sunday announced that his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) would not contest local body polls.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Ian Somerhalder wants more than acting roles on TV shows
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) "The Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder wants to make use of his skill set and go beyond acting. He doesn't think he will ever take up a TV show again if he doesn't get a creative role in the storytelling.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
XI Racing: Mumbai Falcons soar high with a double
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Mumbai Falcons, represented by Kush Maini and Mikkel Jensen (Denmark), won two of the three races while Bangalore Racing Stars tandem of Arjun Maini and Oliver Webb (England) took the honours in the other outing as the curtains came down on the inaugural franchise-based XI Racing League at the MMRT, here today.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
SAG 2019: Sakshi, Ravinder lead India to 4 more wrestling gold
Kathmandu, Dec 8 (IANS) Indian wrestlers continue their impeccable run as Sakshi Malik and Ravinder lead India clinch 4 more gold medals on day three of the wrestling competition at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games here in Kathmandu on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Other Sports
Nidhi, Saransh, Jennifer emerge victorious in SFA Mumbai badminton
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Nidhi Chauhan of Ryan International School (CBSE, Malad), Saransh Gajbhiye of Ryan International (Goregaon) and Jennifer Josfina of Yak Public School (Khopoli) emerged victorious in the badminton competition of the Sports For All, powered by Byju's, here at the Mumbai University Sports Complex, Santa Cruz on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton
Vote count for Karnataka bypolls on Monday
Bengaluru, Dec 8 (IANS) Votes polled in Karnataka's by-elections on December 5 in 15 Assembly constituencies will be counted on Monday and results would be declared by evening, an EC official said on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Industrial world must get more time to reduce emissions: India
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Ahead of the high-level crucial negotiations this week at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in the Spanish capital, India's stand is primarily on evolving loss and damage mechanism and the industrial world should get five years more to reduce its carbon emissions, a senior Indian functionary said on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Forget onions, you'll soon need more food to stay healthy
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) As you scramble to buy some onions for your family despite skyrocketing prices, a rising Body Mass Index (BMI) and an increasing body height is leading to a marked increase in global calorie requirements globally, find researchers.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi fire: Kejriwal, Tiwari rush to announce damages
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Delhi woke up to a blaze on Sunday in an industrial unit, located in a residential area flouting all norms, which killed as many as 43 and injured dozens.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shah to move contentious CAB in LS on Monday
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah is all set to move the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill on Monday, in the Lok Sabha. The matter is listed in the day's business for the Lok Sabha.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistanis fly into tizzy over their pigeons' love for India
Lahore, Dec 8 (IANS) Birds don't understand borders. Pakistanis fly into a tizzy every time their pigeons cross into the Indian side of the border. Many of the birds after coming to India don't return to Pakistan, resulting in heavy losses to those who rear these birds in the Punjab province, a report said.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Will Yeddyurappa govt survive? Monday results to decide
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Dec 8 (IANS) Karnataka by-polls result of 15 Assembly segments will be declared on Monday as the counting and fate of four-month-old B.S. Yeddyurappa government would be decided as the ruling BJP is short of a majority in the 224-member house.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ind-WI 2nd T20I: West Indies choose to bowl first
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second T20I against India at the Greenfield International Stadium here on Sunday. They are trailing 1-0 in the three-match series.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Shivangi Joshi on what she loves about being an actor
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" actress Shivangi Joshi says she loves her profession, and her fans play a huge role in it.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Salman Khan to console Rashami Desai in 'Bigg Boss'
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) After disclosing shocking details about Arhaan's past to Rashami Desai on last night's episode of "Bigg Boss 13", Salman Khan will go inside the house to console the actress.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Messi surpasses Ronaldo's record for most La Liga hat-tricks
Barcelona (Spain), Dec 8 (IANS) Barcelona capain Lionel Messi netted his 35th league hat-trick in their La Liga match against Mallorca, thus surpassing arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo for most hat-tricks in the Spanish top flight. Messi scored thrice in Barca's 5-2 win, which is also his 53rd hat-trick overall in his career.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Thiruvananthapuram cheers for Samson ahead of 2nd T20I
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson was the toast of the evening ahead of the second T20I between India and West Indies at Thiruvananthapuram's Greenfield International Stadium.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Upasana Singh's nephew Neil Aryan bags a web series
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Upasana Singh's nephew Neil Aryan will soon be seen in a web series titled 'Zahar'.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sara Khan: Always wanted to be an entrepreneur
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress-singer Sara Khan, who has released her new music video named 'Honey Bunny', has said that she always loved singing, especially in Punjabi language. Sara added that she always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and is now launching her own app through which she will produce short-films, songs, web series and a reality show.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
UP Police registers case against Congress leaders
Lucknow, Dec 8 (IANS) The UP police have registered a case against the Congress leaders who were protesting against the state government on Saturday on the issue of Unnao incident where a rape survivor was burnt to death.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Maar daal do mujhe': Ranveer reacts to Deepika's chopped hair
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone on Sunday treated her fans with a picture of her new hairdo. It seems she has chopped off her hair.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mahesh Bhatt loses cool at daughter's book launch
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt lost his cool while talking about "fitting" in the society during his daughter Shaheen Bhatt's book launch. His other daughter and actress Alia Bhatt tried to calm him down and joked that "Papa is not allowed to talk".
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telugu star Samantha excited about 'The Family Man 2' role
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Telugu star Samantha Akkineni, who makes her digital debut with Manoj Bajpayee's much-awaited web-series 'The Family Man 2', has said that she can't wait for a new set of audience to see her work through the edgy action-drama web series.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
He's in bed with my sister: Du Plessis' hilarious team news
Johannesburg, Dec 8 (IANS) South African Test captain Faf du Plessis left the presenter in splits on Sunday with his frank answer to a question pertaining to why a team mate will be sitting out of a Mzansi Super League (MSL) game.
2019-12-08
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Lata Mangeshkar returns home, thanks fans for love
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was discharged from Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital on Sunday after 28 days of stay for pneumonia treatment.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maharaja Surajmal's descendant urges to ban 'Panipat'
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Amid the protest over alleged 'wrong facts' in the movie "Panipat: The Great Betrayal", the Rajasthan Tourism Minister, who is also the direct descendant of Raja Surajmal, on Sunday demanded a ban on the movie in the state.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Universities hubs of ideas, not ivory towers: President
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind here on Sunday said students and teachers should be sensitive towards empowerment of the marginalised sections of society.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education
Delhi blaze among nation's worst fire tragedies
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) With 43 people reported dead, and many others fighting for their lives in the aftermath of the Sunday morning inferno at an unauthorised bag manufacturing factory in Delhi, the incident figures among the most serious fire mishaps that the country has witnessed over the last 25 years.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ocean oxygen loss threatens aquatic species: Report
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) The loss of oxygen from the world's oceans is increasingly threatening fish species and disrupting ecosystems, a new IUCN report warned.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka Gandhi leads and opposition follows in UP
New Delhi/Lucknow Dec 8 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leads the Unnao agitation in Uttar Pradesh and the opposition has to follow suit, the party claimed on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
If Karan Johar made Avengers...
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A video showing a group of people dressed in Avenger costumes and dancing to the song 'Disco Deewane' from 'Student Of The Year', which marked the debut of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra has gone viral on social media.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
'AICF likes to have strangle hold on chess tournaments'
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) The All India Chess Federation (AICF) would like to have a strangle hold on the chess tournaments held in the country and it's evident from the show cause notice issued by its President P.R. Venketrama Raja to Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan, said chess players.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Kerala BJP panel fails to identify new president
Kochi, Dec 8 (IANS) The core committee of the Kerala Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that met here on Sunday failed to reach consensus on new state party chief.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Left parties plan to move amendments to CAB
New Dec 8 (IANS) The Left parties, opposed to the Citizenship Amendment Bill that is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday, have decided to move amendments to the CAB.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Protest in Rajasthan over 'wrong facts' in 'Panipat'
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) People in Rajasthan have protested against Panipat, the film which was released on Friday, alleging distortion of history. They have claimed the movie portrays Maharaja Surajmal in the wrong light. He is shown as a greedy ruler which he never was.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Deepika shares her 'Humpty Dumpty' childhood pic
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on Sunday took to Instagram to share a throwback picture from her childhood.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Crime Patrol' actor Sangeeta Adhikary makes digital debut
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Sangeeta Adhikary, who has featured in several episodes of "Crime Patrol", is thrilled about making her debut on an OTT platform with the show "Hello Mini".
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Soha calls mom Sharmila Tagore 'tigeress'
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who turned a year older on Sunday, has received an adorable birthday wish from her daughter Soha Ali Khan. They both are currently in Ranthambore in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, famous for its tiger reserve.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siddique intervenes to settle Shane's issues with producers
Kochi (Kerala), Dec 8 (IANS) The intervention of veteran actor Siddique and Edavela Babu, general secretary of AMMA - Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes, appears to have cleared the decks for resolving the issues between young actor Shane Nigam and the Kerala Film Producers Association.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz
India to launch spy satellite, 9 others on Dec 11
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket would launch the country's latest spy satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites on December 11, said the Indian space agency.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
As killer blaze kills 43, its compensation galore (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Nine out 10 injured in Delhi's killer blaze at Lady Harding Hospital were dead on Sunday. Three out of them were minors, say hospital sources. Meanwhile, another 34 people have been reported to have died in LNJP hospital. So far, more than 60 people have been rescued.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Usha Uthup: I am a compulsive optimist
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Veteran singer Usha Uthup, 72, has seen many highs and lows in her life but doesn't regret anything. She says she is a compulsive optimist.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Harleen Sethi forays into singing with 'Teri hogaiyaan'
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Harleen Sethi, who is currently being lauded for her acting stint in the second season of "Broken But Beautiful", has tried her hand at singing.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Jharkhand on Monday
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address Public rally in Jharkhand on Monday for the ongoing assembly elections in the state. The first rally will be at Barkagaon, Hazaribagh and the second at Mesra in Ranchi.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India U-17 women to host Sweden, Thailand in Mumbai
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) India is all set to host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup next year and the preparations and build-up are in full swing. The Mumbai Football Arena will play host to the U-17 Women's Football Tournament 2019 -- a first-of-its-kind international tournament for girls that will see India take on Sweden and Thailand, both powerhouses in the global women's game.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Minor girl raped by two youth in Andhra
Tirupati, Dec 8 (IANS) Amid the nation-wide rage over rapes and growing clamour for harshest punishment to the guilty, an incident of rape of a minor girl by two youth near this temple town came to light on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat hosts int'l half marathon
Phnom Penh, Dec 8 (IANS) More than 12,000 professional and amateur athletes on Sunday took part in the 24th Angkor Wat International Half Marathon at the complex of the famed Angkor Archeological Park in Cambodia's Siem Reap province.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Cambodia,Sports,Other Sports
Aamir Khan is proud of daughter Ira
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan is super proud of his daughter Ira Khan, who recently made her directorial debut with a theatre production titled "Euripides' Medea".
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's sister passes away at 26
Pune, Dec 8 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's sister Syama Tamshi Siddiqui has passed away after battling with cancer for eight years, media reports said on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Netanyahu calls for direct PM election amidst deadlock
Jerusalem, Dec 8 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for a head-to-head runoff vote between him and his main rival Benny Gantz, as a political stalemate threatens to dissolve Parliament.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Sonia Gandhi not to celebrate her birthday
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) In the wake of assault on women and casualties due to fire in Delhi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has decided not to celebrate her birthday. The longest serving Congress president will turn 73 on Monday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Watching porn rewires brain to more juvenile state: Study
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Researchers have found that watching porn erodes an important region of the brain, rewiring it into a juvenile state.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Time to help, finding lapses next move: Puri
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Admitting loopholes on many counts, Union Housing and Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the government will look at them only after getting detailed reports, but this is the time to help those affected by the massive fire that engulfed a factory in Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area, early on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Google ends support for Explorer Edition of Glass
San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) Google has announced that it will end support for the Explorer Edition of Glass in February 2020.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian Jr Women's win 3-Nation Hockey tournament
Canberra, Dec 8 (IANS) The Indian junior women's hockey team on Sunday won the three-nations tournament here as they finished top of the points table despite suffering their first loss of the competition. The Indian team lost 1-2 to hosts Australia in their fourth and final match of the competition which saw India's Gagandeep Kaur score in the 53rd minute to cancel out Abigail Wilson's strike in the 15th minute.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Hockey
Minor girl raped for months, burnt alive in Tripura
Agartala, Dec 8 (IANS) When the widespread condemnation over Hyderabad and Unnao incidents rocked the nation, a 17-year-old girl in Tripura was raped for one-and-a half month and then burnt alive by a youth and his mother even after taking money as dowry, police said on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Artist eats $120,000 banana artwork
Miami, Dec 8 (IANS) An artwork of an overripe banana duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 has been eaten by a separate performance artist at the Art Basel in Miami, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Govt committed to reforms in IPC, CrPC
Pune, Dec 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre is committed to bring about reforms in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), governing the criminal justice system in the country.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Cabello says performing 'Senorita' without Mendes is 'Lonely'
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Camila Cabello says performing the hit song "Senorita" without her boyfriend and co-singer Shawn Mendes is "lonely".
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Cardi B's raunchy night out
Lagos, Dec 8 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B had a fun time during a raunchy night out at a Nigerian strip club.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Portugal,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi Fire: PM announces Rs 2 Lakh for families of killed
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narednra Modi announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for families of those killed and Rs 50 thousand for the injured after a massive factory fire killed at least 43 people and injured over a dozen more.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza in response to rockets' firing
Jerusalem, Dec 8 (IANS) The Israeli military said on Sunday that it carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, hours after three rockets were fired by militants in the besieged enclave.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Pakistan eves eye maiden ODI win against England
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 8 (IANS) The Pakistan eves would aim to keep their chances alive for securing direct qualification in the ICC Womens Championship while their England counterparts will try to maintain their records intact against them when the two sides square-off for a three-match ODI series, starting here from December 9.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Cricket
Tales of horror at Delhi hospital after fire tragedy
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) At one corner of Delhi's LNJP Hospital's Emergency ward stood Bhura, a cousin of Musharaff, one of the many dead in the horrific Delhi fire incident. As he opened up, he narrated a story of chaos and confusion that engulfed the bag factory in Anaj Mandi area after the deadly fire.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Last rites of Unnao victim performed in her village
Unnao (UP), Dec 8 (IANS) The mortal remains of the Unnao rape and murder victim were buried on the outskirts of Hindupur village on Sunday afternoon in the presence of thousands of mourners.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Here's how Bobby, Esha wished papa Dharamendra on his 84th bday
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) On veteran actor Dharmendra's 84th birthday on Sunday, his children including Bobby Deol and Esha Deol penned heartfelt wishes for him on social media.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
All out war at chess federation between President, Secy
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) The fight between All India Chess Federation (AICF) President P.R.Venketrama Raja and Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan is turning out like blitz chess with each one making their moves and counter moves very fast.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Unnao victim's kin want justice, accused family for CBI probe (IANS Special)
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 8 (IANS) There is a steady stream of visitors in Hindupur village, located about 50 kilometres south of the Unnao district headquarters in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Markets may remain range bound (Market Watch)
Markets continue to remain in a range and seem to be discounting good and bad news as they come. The broad range of 11,800-1,2200 on the NIFTY and 40,000-41,000 on the BSE SENSEX seem to be keeping the indices under control.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
MHA seeks detailed report on Delhi factory fire
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has sought a detailed report on the tragic fire that claimed the lives of 43 people and injured over a dozen on early Sunday. The fire engulfed a bag manufacturing factory in crowded grain market in west Delhi's Rani Jhansi area due to short circuit.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel never had a better friend in WH: Trump
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that Israel never had a better friend in the White House as he boasted of an "incredible" partnership between the two countries "essential for a safer and fairer world".
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Unnao victim's family agrees for last rites
Unnao, Dec 8 (IANS) After lengthy discussions with the Lucknow Divisional Commissioner Mukesh Meshram and other senior police officials, the family members of the Unnao rape-murder victim have finally agreed to bury her body.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Courteney Cox flaunts her piano skills
London, Dec 8 (IANS) "Friends" star Courteney Cox showed off her piano skills when she joined her Snow Patrol boyfriend Johnny McDaid on stage at the Royal Albert Hall.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Casualty scale of Delhi fire stuns hospital staff
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The scale of death and devastation caused by the early morning fire that engulfed a factory in a Delhi grain market has dumbfounded rescuers and hospital staff who are heroically rising to the occasion.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Big B pens foreword for Roopkumar Rathod's photo book
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer-composer Roopkumar Rathod recently launched his photo book "Wild Voyage", and its foreword is written by none other than megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brain region smaller in birth control pill users: Study
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Researchers have found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to women not taking the pill.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerry Katona turns to religion after 'rocky' year
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona, 39, whose ex-husband George Kay died earlier this year, has revealed that she takes a Bible with her when she is on the road.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi Fire: FIR against factory owner
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi Police have booked the owner of the factory situated in west Delhi's Rani Jhansi area where 43 people died following a major fire that broke out early Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 13,500cr PNB scam: Forensic Audit bares 'modus operandi'
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) In fresh and startling revelations, a Forensic Audit into the Punjab National Bank (PNB) Rs 13,500-crore scam involving absconder diamantaires Mehul Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi, has zeroed in on the possible 'modus operandi deployed to siphon off their illegal funds.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi fire due to flouting of norms, authorities under lens
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Deaths of 43 people could have been averted if the fire safety and other mandatory norms to run factories were not flouted by the bag manufacturing factory being run in 'Anaj Mandi' in Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area where the tragic fire occurred on early Sunday morning, a Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Channing Tatum enjoys 'magical' daddy-daughter outing
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum had a "magical" time with his daughter at the "Frozen" musical.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thousands in UK sleep out to support homelessness
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Thousands of people camped out overnight across the UK as part of a global effort to raise cash to tackle homelessness in the country, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Katie Price threatened to kill ex-boyfriend
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Katie Price's former boyfriend Charles Drury is afraid of the former after allegedly receiving death threats from Price.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kejriwal orders probe in Delhi fire, Rs 10 lakh assistance
New Deli, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi government has announced Rs 10 lakh assistance to the families of those killed in the massive blaze at a factory in west Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area on Sunday morning. The government also announced Rs 1 lakh compensation to the injured.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UK parties make final push before Dec 12 polls
London, Dec 8 (IANS) The main British political party leaders were continuing to push their election pledges to voters, as the campaign for the December 12 general election has entered its final few days, it was reported on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Virat Kohli thanks 'big boss' Viv Richards
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli has garnered praise from cricketing greats and fans for his match-winning unbeaten 94-run knock against West Indies in Hyderabad, which powered the Men in Blue to an emphatic six-wicket win in the first affair of the three-match T20I series.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Huge investment in Odisha by Centre: President
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said huge investment has been made for infrastructure development in Odisha as the Centre is focusing on the development of eastern part of the country.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Olympic speed skating champ Wu crashes out of ISU WC
Shanghai, Dec 8 (IANS) Chinese star speed skater Wu Dajing, who injured his waist in Saturday's men's 500m final of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating, entered the second 500m quarterfinals on Sunday but failed to advance to the next round.
2019-12-08
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
HK police arrests 11, seize weapons ahead of mass march
Hong Kong, Dec 8 (IANS) Hong Kong police arrested 11 people and seized weapons including a firearm during citywide raids on Sunday, which officers believed would be used to "create chaos" at a major anti-government march later in the day.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
22 years since Uphaar fire, it's deja vu for Delhi
New Deli, Dec 8 (IANS) Twenty two years ago on Friday, June 13, 1997, Uphaar Cinema, in Green Park area of Delhi, became the spot for the national capital's worst fire tragedy, killing 59 people. Twenty two years later, on Sunday morning, December 8, 2019, another fire broke out in a factory in a crowded market in West Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area killing 43 so far, making it Delhi's second worst fire incident since Uphaar tragedy.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vigorous exercise lowers mortality risk in women: Study
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Women who exercise vigorously are at significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer and other causes, reveals a new study.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
FBI identifies Florida military base shooter
Miami, Dec 8 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has identified the shooter that killed three at a military base in Florida as Saudi national Mohammed Alshamrani.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
India to showcase achievements at UN climate summit
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) India will highlight its achievements in climate action during the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) negotiations in the Spanish capital on Monday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Original 'Alice in Wonderland' book set for display
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) Lewis Carrolls original handwritten manuscript and the rare illustrations by John Tenniel, Ralph Steadman and Disney for "Alices Adventures in Wonderland" are set to go on exhibition next year.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Morning routines for healthy skin
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) After sleep has refreshed and healed your body, the morning hours can do wonders for your skin, if planned well.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Before you buy a proposal ring
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) A romantic proposal can be stressful and jittery. From the perfect time and place to the style of proposal, another thing that matters is the proposal ring.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Apple's new Mac Pro will be available to order on Dec 10
San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) Apple's all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available for pre-orders starting December 10 in the US, according to an email that the iPhone maker has sent out to customers.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Boris Johnson's girlfriend wears saree during temple visit
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Carrie Symonds wore a saree as she joined her boyfriend, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a visit to a Hindu temple for the couple's first joint outing before the December 12 general election.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Indian girl dead after falling from Sharjah building
Sharjah, Dec 8 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl died after falling from the 10th floor of a building in Sharjah, police said.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Lanus beat Racing to keep pressure on leaders
Buenos Aires, Dec 8 (IANS) Eugenio Mena scored a late own goal as Lanus rose to third in the Argentinian Superliga standings with a 1-0 win over defending champions Racing Club.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Two security personnel injured in IED blast in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 8 (IANS) Two security personnel were injured in an IED blast on the outskirts of Ranchi on Sunday, Police said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
HackerOne pays $20K to user who hacked its own platform
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Facing an embarrassing situation, San Francisco-based HackerOne which is a vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform and boasts of clients like Starbucks, Instagram, Goldman Sachs, Twitter and Zomato, has paid $20,000 to a user who exposed a vulnerability in its own bug bounty platform.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sonia 'Shocked' at Delhi fire, urges assistance
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi has expressed "deep shock" at the massive fire that engulfed a factory in Anaj Mandi area of the national capital early Sunday morning killing at least 43 people.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
ATK's Roy Krishna awarded ISL 'Hero of the Month' for Nov
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) The Fijian professional footballer Roy Krishna was today awarded the ISL Hero of the Month for November after some scintillating performances for ATK. The striker saw off stiff competition from the likes of Jamshedpur FCs Sergio Castel, Odisha FCs Aridane Santana, FC Goas Mourtada Fall and Bengaluru FC custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
A Lit Fest with a difference
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) Notable authors, filmmakers and activists have made their way to Delhi's Gulmohar Park for a first-of-its-kind inclusive literature festival. Devdutt Pattnaik, Nandita Das, Nemat Sadat and Onir, among several other distinguished personalities are holding panel discussions and talks interspersed with screenings of iconic films.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
44 million Microsoft customers using leaked passwords
San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) Microsoft has discovered that over 44 million users of its Azure and Microsoft Services Accounts (MSA) are using leaked credentials to log into their accounts.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
'Mexican cuisine is so varied, you can never stop learning'
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) We saw her competing with star chefs from around the world in Netflixs grand culinary contest "The Final Table". One of the 24 best chefs of the world chosen, Chef Colibri Jimenez is an authority on Mexican cuisine.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Discussing the growth, prospects of olive oil in India
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) For the first time in the country, experts in India will hold a panel discussion on the challenges, growth and prospects of the olive oil industry on the 13th of December at PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
President, PM, others condole deaths in Delhi blaze
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed their condolences over the tragic fire in a factory in Delhi's Rani Jhansi area in which 43 people lost their lives.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Congressional resolution moved on ending restrictions in Kashmir by Indian-American lawmaker
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives by Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal asking India to end restrictions on mass detentions and communications in Kashmir and ensure religious freedom.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona crush Mallorca 5-2
Barcelona, Dec 8 (IANS) Argentinean legend Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and led the new attacking trio of FC Barcelona along with Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez -- who scored a goal each -- as the Catalan club registered an emphatic 5-2 victory over Mallorca to maintain their lead in the La Liga table.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
43 killed in fire at a factory in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) At least 43 people were killed and over a dozen others injured early on Sunday when a fire broke out in a factory in a crowded market in West Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area, the national capital's Fire Service Department said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former Odisha Minister Bhagabat Mohanty passes away
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) Former Odisha Minister Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty passed away at his residence here late last night. He was 93.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Suraksha tries hard to gain confidence of Jaypee Infra's CoC
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) With most of the home buyers of Jaypee Infratech (JIL) seen backing the state-run NBCC (India) to acquire the bankrupt company and its projects, Suraksha Realty, the other player in the fray has made several efforts this time round to gain the favour of the Committee of Creditors (CoC) including both banks and home buyers.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mourinho likens Son to Ronaldo after stunning solo goal
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur FC coach Jose Mourinho says his team's ace winger Son Heung-mins sensational solo goal against Burnley reminded him of a goal Brazilian star Ronaldo scored for Barcelona during the his tenure at the Spanish side.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
4 killed in shooting near Mexican Prez's residence
Mexico City, Dec 8 (IANS) Four people were killed and several others injured in a shooting near the National Palace or Mexico's presidential residence, according to authorities.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
PM visits 'Param Brahma' supercomputer facility at IISER
Pune, Dec 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with scientists at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) here and visited the supercomputer facility "Param Brahma", an official said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
AIMIM to launch in Bengal soon, state chief flays Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Accusing the police of arresting and threatening his party workers at the directive of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the state in-charge of the AIMIM says he would move court against the intimidatory tactics, even as the party was going ahead with its preparations for a mega rally in Kolkata in January.
2019-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
N.Korea conducts 'very important test' at satellite launching site
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) North Korea said on Sunday that it has conducted a "very important test" at its western satellite launching site, saying the successful testing will play a key role in changing the country's "strategic position" in the near future.
2019-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Where there is administrative will there is a way: A silent cleanliness revolution in a Telangana district (IANS Special Series)
Peddapalli (Telangana), Dec 8 (IANS) Three years is a brief period in the life of a district but in this short span of time, Peddapalli not only emerged as a model for the entire state of Telangana but also attracted national attention by bagging the cleanest district in India award.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Kumbh Mela photos of Naga Sadhus, transgenders enthrall art lovers, citizens in Florence
Florence, Dec 8 (IANS) A photography exhibition by Delhi-based Fine Art photographer Parul Sharma of the Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 captivated the audience of Florence with the opening of her show, 'Mystic India', at the prestigious public art space, the Museo Marino Marini.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Italy,National
Rashid Latif urges PCB not to make a joke of itself
Lahore, Dec 8 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has slammed the country's national cricket board over the players' age fudging controversy. In a tweet, Latif urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to refrain from making a joke of itself.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Over 30 dead in Delhi fire
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) More than 30 people were killed and over a dozen others injured on Sunday in a major blaze in Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road market, the national capital's Fire Service Department said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SAIL's acquisition of Malvika Steel in Amethi turns idle
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) In a classic case of how political interference is pushing public sector enterprises into taking senseless investment decisions, it now comes across that country's largest public sector steel maker Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has lost its entire investment made in acquiring Malvika Steel in erstwhile Congrees stronghold of Amethi.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
This NASA-ISRO mission set to crunch key space data in Cloud
Las Vegas, Dec 8 (IANS) As the humankind aims for deeper space missions like Mars in couple of years from now, the time is to democratize humongous data available via NASA and space agencies like the Indian Space Research organization (ISRO) that can boost space research via next-gen Cloud computing, a top NASA-JPL official has stressed.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Honduras,Technology
Macro-data, growth pangs to drive equity indices' trajectory (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Macro-economic data points along with the direction of foreign fund flows and US Fed's monetary policy are expected to influence the Indian equity market's trajectory next week, analysts opined.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Why Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey prefers DuckDuckGo over Google
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey last week revealed that he has been using DuckDuckGo as his default search engine for quite some time now, apparently due to its stronger privacy features compared to other popular alternatives such as Google Chrome, among others.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Electoral bonds count for maximum donations: Report
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Three national and 22 regional parties collected 50.54 per cent or Rs 587.87 crore of their income from donations through electoral bonds for the FY 2018-19.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Graeme Smith set to be appointed CSA's Director of Cricket
Johannesburg, Dec 8 (IANS) Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith is all set to become Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Director of Cricket, according to the board's President Chris Nenzani.
2019-12-08
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
LG G8s ThinQ: Great package in value flagship segment
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) South Korean smartphone maker LG has mostly been the dark horse in the flagship smartphone race in India, a market which is essentially dominated by the likes of Samsung, Google and Apple.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
2 AMU students booked for questionable post on Babri demolition
Aligarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Two students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have been booked by the police for sharing an objectionable social media post related to the Babri Masjid demolition with a picture of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition to jointly grill Yogi govt in Assembly session
Lucknow, Dec 8 (IANS) The entire opposition in Uttar Pradesh is preparing to give a grueling time to the Yogi Adityanath government on the Unnao issue in the upcoming winter session of the state Assembly which begins on December 17.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Diplomats can do with better home connectivity (Column: Spy's Eye)
Diplomacy primarily is an instrument for advancing the cause of the nation's economic and security policy -- foreign policy quite simply is the product of the country's economic and security concerns. The government of the day formulates a policy accordingly and our envoys implement it with all the suavity they can bring to bear in the handling of foreign entities. Sometimes a doctrinaire approach could override the national security angle -- Prime Minister I.K. Gujral adopted a Pak policy that ignored the available Intelligence to the effect that Pak ISI had planned to replicate the success of Afghan Jehad in Kashmir by pumping in Mujahideen into the Valley. The 'covert' offensive of Pakistan later developed into the Kargil invasion.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Opinion/Commentary
Films and fashion (Column: B-Town)
There always used to be a debate till not long ago whether films and filmstars inspired fashion in society or do they merely reflect fashion and trends in general.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
United victorious in Manchester derby
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Manchester United has pipped Manchester City 2-1 in a Premier League clash here.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Growth Catalyst: Jewar Airport expected to create infra, generate jobs
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The upcoming International Airport at the Jewar township of Greater Noida is expected to be a growth catalyst for the region, say industry analysts, as the project is expected to create urban infrastructure and generate jobs.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Real Madrid top Espanyol, move back into 1st in LaLiga
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Real Madrid provisionally moved back into first place in LaLiga with a 2-0 victory here over Espanyol, with defender Raphael Varane opening the scoring in the first half on his first goal of the season and forward Karim Benzema adding another late in the second half.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Chelsea's slump continues in loss to Everton
Liverpool, Dec 8 (IANS) Chelsea suffered their third loss in four games in the Premier League, falling 3-1 to an Everton side that played with renewed conviction under interim head coach Duncan Ferguson.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UP rape victim attacked with acid by accused
Muzaffarnagar, Dec 8 (IANS) In another incident of crime against women, a woman was attacked with acid by four men in Uttar Pradesh Muzaffarnagar for refusing to withdraw her complaint of rape against them.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Come after you get raped: Unnao cops tell woman
Unnao, Dec 8 (IANS) Despite the outrage over the death of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze by her accused, the police in the Uttar Pradesh district remain as callous as ever.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor rape victim commits suicide in UP
Kanpur, Dec 8 (IANS) A 16-year-old rape victim allegedly committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat after being threatened by the accused.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three-year-old raped in Unnao
Unnao, Dec 8 (IANS) Even as the death of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze by her accused has led to national outrage, another rape incident has taken place in the Uttar Pradesh district.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unnao victim's burial to take place on Sunday
Unnao, Dec 8 (IANS) The burial of the Unnao rape victim who died at a hospital in the national capital after being set ablaze by her accused, will take place here on Sunday amidst tight security.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Supporting digitisation in India a great opportunity: VMware
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) How India digitises and extends more services to a larger section of the population is really important and supporting the country in incorporating these changes offer great opportunities, a top executive of enterprise software major VMware has said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Maryam Nawaz files plea for removal of name form ECL
Lahore, Dec 8 (IANS) Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking the removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL).
2019-12-08
Category: International, Pakistan,International
In 2020, the B'wood cricket movie moves to its next level
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Cricket seems to be returning in the mindspace of Bollywood filmmakers, with a few high-profile projects lined up for release next year.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Democrat-led House releases report on Trump impeachment
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The US Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee released a report explaining the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
'SL to firmly support, accelerate Port City development'
Colombo, Dec 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that his government will firmly support and accelerate the development of the Colombo Port City project constructed by China to ensure that it will emerge as a new business hub in the island country.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghanistan gives slain Japanese aid worker state funeral
Kabul, Dec 8 (IANS) A state funeral was held in Afghanistan in tribute to a Japanese aid worker who was killed in an attack in the east of the country earlier in the week along with five others.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Trump taps new deputy chief of staff for operations
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced that Anthony Ornato, deputy assistant director of the Secret Service, will become his new deputy chief of staff for operations.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Dwayne Johnson: You might see me in a Bollywood movie someday
Los Cabos (Mexico), Dec 8 (IANS) Dwayne Johnson loves the world of Bollywood and doesnt rule out working in a Bollywood film someday. The Hollywood star says working on an Indian action movie would be fun.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Mexico,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'Russia to resume gas supplies to Ukraine if both reach deal'
Moscow, Dec 8 (IANS) Russia will not reopen its gas supplies to Ukraine until both sides agree on all essential points of a gas deal, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a television interview.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Hamas warns Israel about violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque
Gaza, Dec 8 (IANS) Hamas, ruler of the Gaza Strip, warned Israel about violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Saudi Arabia hails US, Sudan's decision to exchange envoys
Riyadh, Dec 8 (IANS) Saudi Arabia welcomed the decision of the United States and Sudan to exchange envoys after over two decades of diplomatic void, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Palestine hails US resolution against Israeli settlements
Ramallah, Dec 8 (IANS) Palestine hailed the US Congress Resolution 326 which opposes the settlements and annexation in the West Bank.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
US, Iran swap prisoners
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The United States and Iran completed a prisoner swap on Saturday, freeing one scholar from each country.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Maritime deal with Libya sent to UN for registration: Erdogan
Istanbul, Dec 8 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the maritime boundary delimitation agreement signed with Libya was sent to the United Nations for registration.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iraq protests continue despite attack that killed 23
Baghdad, Dec 8 (IANS) An attack on protesters in Baghdad that left 23 people dead and scores injured, according to the latest official toll, has not prevented people from returning to the streets for anti-government demonstrations on Saturday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
US equities post mixed weekly results
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) US equities posted mixed results in the past week as investors digested the latest economic data while closely monitoring the latest development of trade issues between the United States and its major trading partners.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Taliban-US talks resume in Doha following delay
Kabul, Dec 8 (IANS) The Taliban confirmed that stalled peace talks in Doha with the United States had "resumed" three months after they were abruptly called off by US President Donald Trump.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Jordan highlights firm commitment to supporting Iraq
Amman, Dec 8 (IANS) King Abdullah II of Jordan reaffirmed Jordan's firm commitment to supporting Iraq and its people, according to a Royal Court statement.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Singer Jason Derulo wants more than $500k for porn
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Jason Derulo wants to be paid "way" more than $500,000 to do porn.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bigg Boss: Salman reveals to Rashami that Arhaan is married, has kid
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Lots of drama is going on in the house of "Bigg Boss" season 13, and one of the high points in recent episodes has been Arhaan Khan's proposal to Rashami Desai.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sam Smith: Music industry is homophobic
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith says the music industry is homophobic and sexist, and they were worried about coming out as non-binary.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran confirms prisoner swap with US
Tehran, Dec 8 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed a prisoner swap deal between the United States and the Islamic republic.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
J.Lo paints Big Apple red with A-Rod
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Jennifer Lopez was out painting the Big Apple red with fiance Alex Rodriguez this weekend.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vital breakthrough in Pachmarhi army camp breach
Bhopal, Dec 8 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh police managed to zero in on one of the suspects of Friday's security breach in the Pachmarhi army camp. A police party has on late Saturday evening left for an undisclosed location to nab a Sepoy of Sikh Regimental Centre who is on long leave without pay from his unit since October 15 this year.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Adopted daughetr held for killing father, chopping body
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) The Mumbai Police have arrested two persons, including a minor boy, for allegedly killing a 59-year-old man, chopping his body, stuffing the pieces in bags and throwing them into the Mithi River.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rift within Indian chess federation comes out into open
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) The simmering rift within the All India Chess Federation (AICF) office-bearers have out into the open with its President and Secretary crossing swords, sources said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Bigg Boss: Salman asks Siddharth, Asim, Bhau, Shehnaz to pack bags
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Salman Khan has been adding sufficient drama this year on "Bigg Boss 13" every weekend, beyond being just the charming host of the show.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Flaw in Airtel's mobile app exposed data of 32 cr subscribers
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) In yet another massive data breach incident, data of over 32 crore subscribers of telecom major Airtel were exposed and became vulnerable due to a serious security flaw in its mobile application.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man breaches President's security, 6 cops suspended
Jodhpur, Dec 7 (IANS) A serious lapse was found on the part of the President Ram Nath Kovind's security here on Saturday when a person entered the Circuit House here and tried to touch Kovind's feet.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Kolkata cops to use camera with AI to detect crime
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) The Kolkata Police is expanding footprint of closed circuit cameras and planning to install more hi-tech devices with artificial intelligence (AI) to make crime detection easier, according to a top officer here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Encounters must not become SOP for criminal justice: Roy
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy here on Saturday criticised shooting down of the four accused by the police in the Hyderabad gangrape and murder case, saying kangaroo courts and encounters must not become the standard operating procedure (SOP) for dispensing criminal justice.
2019-12-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Data storage technology provider 'Piql' enters India
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Norwegian long-term data storage technology company -- Piql -- has entered India with digital preservation solutions for paper-based and analogue archives.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Rahul calls BPCL privatisation a theft
Kochi, Dec 7 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here on Saturday said the country was being ruled by corporates and it had been facilitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
You can't miss the smile of this child
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) An adorable video of a little girl has gone viral on social media in which the child is reacting to her mother's voice after her hearing aids are turned on.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bhagwat should not be part of Ram Temple Trust: VHP
Nagpur, Dec 7 (IANS) Amid the demand for appointing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat chairman of the Ram Temple Trust, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) here on Saturday said he should not be its part.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
IBL: Odisha secure resounding victory to stay afloat
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Odisha Warriors, reeling from successive defeats in their opening matches, scored a welcome and resounding 6-1 victory over Bengaluru Brawlers on Saturday to stay in the race for a semifinal berth in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League (IBL), approved by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium complex here.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports