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Guerrero scores hat-trick as Flamengo rout Chapecoense 5-1
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) Peru international striker Paolo Guerrero scored a hat-trick as Flamengo routed Chapecoense 5-1 in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
My five decades in films went by in moments: Dharmendra (Interview)
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) He is known as Bollywood's 'Yamla, Pagla, Deewana', but for long he was also seen as the macho hero of silver screen.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman doesn't need rehearsals, he's a quick learner: Remo
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Remo D'Souza, who has worked with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in various projects, says the actor doesn't believe in doing rehearsals as being a "quick learner", he likes to know his moves just a few minutes before the shoot.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anger over liquor shops in Himachal residential areas
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Circumventing an apex court ban on liquor vends along the highways, Himachal Pradesh has allowed liquor shops to operate in residential areas, aggrieved residents said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Kovind files nomination for Presidential election
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination for the July 17 election here on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Intex adds to its affordable Tower Speaker range
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) IT accessories manufacturer Intex Technologies has unveiled its new affordable range of 2.0 Tower Speakers.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Rana's 'Nene Raju, Nene Mantri' trailer released
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) The trailer of Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal and Catherine Tresa starrer Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri" was released on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Brazil's Lucas Lima set for Barcelona move
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Lucas Lima has agreed to join Spanish football giants Barcelona on a free transfer in January, according to media reports.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
My son is getting ready for acting debut: Ambika
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Actress Ambika, who ruled the roost in the 1980s and 1990s in southern filmdom, says her son Ram Keshav is gearing up his acting debut.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Had conceptualised 'Shab' 17 years ago: Onir
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir, who is gearing up for his upcoming film "Shab", starring Sanjay Suri and Raveena Tandon, says he had started writing the movie around 17 years ago.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tesla considers opening plant in China
Washington, June 23 (IANS) American luxury electric carmaker Tesla has confirmed that it is considering opening its first plant in Shanghai to cater to the growing Chinese market.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Xavier' malware infected 800 apps in Google Play Store
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Global cybersecurity firm Trend Micro on Friday announced it has detected more than 800 applications in Google Play Store embedded with a trojan Android malware "Xavier" that have been downloaded millions of times till date.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Statue of Balachander in his honour: Vairamuthu
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) National Award winning lyricist Vairamuthu, who will be erecting a statue of late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, says it will be to honour the latter's memory for his priceless contribution to Tamil filmdom.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
ISRO crosses double century mark in launching foreign satellites
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Friday crossed the double century mark in launching foreign satellites by putting into orbit 29 satellites belonging to overseas customers.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Reliance Jio beats Huawei in Indian data card market
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With a surge in 4G adoption in the country, Reliance Jio has replaced Huawei as the most favoured 4G/LTE data card vendor (in terms of market share/unit shipments) in the second half of financial year 2016-2017.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Protesting Jats block roads in Bharatpur
Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) Jat community protesters demanding job quotas blocked road and train services on Friday in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kovind set to file nomination
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday reached Parliament house to file his nomination for the July 17 election where he will face opposition nominee Meira Kumar.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP, Akali Dal legislators walk out of Punjab assembly
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Upset over the treatment meted out to legislators by assembly staff on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal members on Friday walked out of the Punjab assembly on the last day of the budget session.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Will inform when I decide: Rajinikanth on political entry
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, who is rumoured to be planning a political entry soon, said he has been in discussions with political leaders and will announce when things are finalised.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
N.Korea's Foreign Ministry launches website
Pyongyang, June 23 (IANS) North Korea's Foreign Ministry has launched its own website to promote "policies and improve diplomatic relations", state media reported on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Technology
Mehbooba calls police officer's killing 'murder of trust'
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday denounced the lynching of a senior police officer here and said the crime was a "murder of trust".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Thailand approves bill to consolidate military's influence
Bangkok, June 23 (IANS) Thailand's parliament on Friday passed a bill that will determine the governments' policies over the next two decades and consolidate the military's influence in the country.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Imagination Technologies up for sale amid dispute with Apple
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Britain-based Imagination Technologies, former chip designer for Apple and currently in a legal dispute with the iPhone maker, has put itself up for sale.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
I'm what I am because of my mother: Sridevi
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Actress Sridevi credits her upbringing and her mother for her successful career and everything that she has achieved so far.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Eight killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 16 injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Australian tree species threatened by rising CO2
Canberra, June 23 (IANS) The iconic Australian river red gum tree is under threat from rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere, researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Mother busy texting on Facebook while baby drowned
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) A woman in Texas has been booked and charged with injury to a child after police found that she was messaging on Facebook while her eight-month-old daughter drowned in a bathtub.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police committed torture at Genoa G8 summit
Strasbourg, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian Police tortured activists and journalists during a night-time raid on a school in Genoa where they were staying during the 2001 G8 summit, the European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously on Thursday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held for conspiracy to hack Microsoft network
London, June 23 (IANS) Detectives in Britain have arrested two men in connection with an international "conspiracy" to hack the Microsoft network, a media report said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Saif's 'Kaalakaandi' to release on September 8
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan's new film "Kaalakaandi" had been locked for release on September 8. He says the movie is fun, yet moving.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australia to deploy reconnaissance aircraft in Philippines
Canberra, June 23 (IANS) Australia will deploy military reconnaissance aircraft in the Philippines to assist it in its fight against militant groups, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US bans fresh beef imports from Brazil
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US has banned fresh beef imports from Brazil, one of the world's largest red meat exporters, due to concerns about the safety of the products.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mission
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Facebook's new mission is to give the people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Newborn hurled to death was 'love child'
Turin, June 23 (IANS/AKI) DNA tests showed that a newborn thrown to his death from a second floor apartment in northwest Italy last month was conceived when his mother had extramarital sex, Turin daily La Stampa reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ramazan shopping keeps Hyderabad bright and alive at night
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Traffic jams are a common sight in parts of Hyderabad, especially in the Old City, during peak hours every single day. But during the holy month Ramazan, the city witnesses traffic snarls throughout the night.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Kovind to file nomination in Modi's presence
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will accompany NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind when he files his nomination for the July 17 election on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Exploring Kumaon through its art, craftsmanship and woodwork (Book Review)
Book: In the Shadow of the Devi: Kumaon; Author: Manju Kak; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 255; Price: Rs 1995
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Five-year-old killed by falling vase
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) A five-year-old boy died from a head injury after a large stone vase fell on top of him as he played in his family's garden in Guidonia, northeast of Rome.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We prudes feel assailed, but we'll win in the end (The Funny Side)
These days people are willing to stand up for every subset of sexual identities -- except for one group.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,Features
Ex-South Korean President's confidant jailed
Seoul, June 23 (IANS) A South Korean court on Friday sentenced Choi Soon-sil, a confidant of ousted President Park Geun-hye, to three years in prison for demanding academic favours for her daughter, the first ruling related to a massive corruption scandal.
2017-06-23
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 1,000 children killed in Iraq since 2014: UN
Geneva, June 23 (IANS/AKI) More than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq since 2014 when militants from the Islamic State seized the northern city of Mosul and entire swathe of the country, according to the Unicef.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Curbs to foil protests in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in some areas in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after separatists announced post prayer protests in the Valley.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Five killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least five people were killed 12 others injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Modi hails Syama Prasad Mookerjee
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his death anniversary.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hollywood to honour Australian wildlife conservationist
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Australia's most famous wildlife conservationist "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin will be honoured with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Austrian official calls for closure of Islamic kindergartens
Vienna, June 23 (IANS) A top Austrian official has called for closure of Islamic kindergartens here, saying they are "not needed".
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
US judge halts deportation of over 100 Iraqi Christians
Washington, June 23 (IANS) A federal US judge has temporarily blocked the deportation of over 100 Iraqi Christians who might face death or persecution if returned to their birth country, media reports said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 10 others injured in an explosion near the office of Balochistan Police Chief in Quetta city on Friday, the media reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another successful multiple satellite launch mission, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Sunny Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India backs UN to refer Mauritius-Britain dispute to ICJ
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) Defying London and Washington, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has voted to refer to the world court the dispute between Britain and Mauritius over the Chagos Archipelago where the strategic US Indian Ocean military base is located on the Diego Garcia island.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China ready to coordinate with US on Korean Peninsula
Washington, June 23 (IANS) China is willing to coordinate with the US on the Korean Peninsular nuclear issue in order to diffuse tension and push for resolution of the matter, Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi has said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
ISRO rocket lifts off with Cartosat, 30 other satellites
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) An Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign and one Indian).
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Key Indian equity indices trade flat during early session
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Friday following global cues.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Uttarakhand exploring direct bus service to Nepal
Dehradun, June 23 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government is working in the direction of starting a direct bus service from the hill state to Nepal, an official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Srinagar mob lynch senior cop
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) A mob in Srinagar lynched a senior police officer during the night, official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woody Harrelson wants to star in a superhero film
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson has had offers to appear in a superhero film and he is interested in joining that genre.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cuba urges US to continue cooperation on drug trafficking
Havana, June 23 (IANS) Cuba has urged the US authorities to continue bilateral cooperation against drug trafficking.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Confed Cup: Germany hold Chile to 1-1 draw
Kazan (Russia), June 23 (IANS) Germany was sorely tested here by Chile but managed to eke out a 1-1 draw and keep pace with the South American side in Group B of the 2017 Confederations Cup.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Teenager in US killed by deflected bullet fired by police
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Los Angeles County Sheriffs deputies accidentally shot and killed a teenager when their bullets bounced off the ground as they opened fire on an aggressive dog, officials said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) At least 21 people died in a traffic pile-up in Brazil's Espirito Santo state, officials said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tom Cruise affair with Rebecca De Mornay
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Actor Curtis Armstrong has claimed that actor Tom Cruise had an "intense affair" with his co-star Rebecca De Mornay on the sets of the film "Risky Business".
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar wavers narrowly amid economic data
New York, June 23 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors digested a batch of economic reports.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Iraq to rebuild historic mosque destroyed by IS
Baghdad, June 23 (IANS) Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the historic al-Nuri mosque and its leaning minaret in Mosul will be rebuilt after liberating the city from the Islamic State (IS) militants "in a few days".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Tricks to pack jewellery while travelling
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) While travelling is fun but packing jewellery can be cumbersome. Disposable plates, buttons are some of the elements that can be used to save your jewellery and time, suggest experts.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) leaders have decided to extend economic sanctions against Russia, European Council President Donald Tusk said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Michigan airport attacker failed to buy gun: FBI
Chicago, June 23 (IANS) The lone-wolf attacker attacker who stabbed a police officer at a Michigan airport in the US unsuccessfully tried to buy a gun, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Monsoon ethnic wear trends for men
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) During Monsoon season, men should avoid wearing tight or straight fitted clothes and opt for light, colourful fabrics too, say experts.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks close mixed on rising oil prices
New York, June 23 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed as oil prices recovered from previous sessions' sharp declines.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
No recordings of talks with Comey: Trump
Washington, June 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump denied having recorded conversations with James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump fired last month.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Was terrified of Michael Bay, says Josh Duhamel
London, June 23 (IANS) Actor Josh Duhamel has said that he used to be terrified of "Transformers: The Last Knight" director Michael Bay, when he first worked with him on the 2007 film.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
4 IS-linked suspects arrested in Morocco
Rabat, June 23 (IANS) Four persons with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group have been arrested in Morocco, the country's Interior Ministry said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
4 IS-linked suspects arrested in Morocco
Rabat, June 23 (IANS) Four persons with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group have been arrested in Morocco, the country's Interior Ministry said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jasmine Tookes loves working out in 'long tights'
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Victoria's Secret angel Jasmine Tookes loves working out in "long tights", because she likes the way they look on her slender limbs when she is training.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
EU leaders agree on measures to counter terrorism
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) leaders on Thursday agreed on measures to counter terrorism, European Council President Donald Tusk said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Patient with severe burns treated using stem cell therapy
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Raising hopes of new and less painful treatment for burn injuries, a 26-year-old patient with Grade 2 burn injuries was successfully treated using stem cell therapy at a city-based hospital, doctors said on Thursday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
'GST enforcement to be lenient initially for genuine mistakes'
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The government announced on Thursday it will be lenient in enforcing penal laws for violations during the initial period of implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that comes into effect from July 1.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
200gm cyst removed from woman's brain
Faridabad, June 23 (IANS) Life of a 41-year-old woman has been saved after successful removal of a cyst weighing 200gm from her brain at a city hospital here, doctors said on Thursday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Emergency response service to be extended to all districts in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Thursday decided to extend Namma 100, a re-christened and upgraded emergency response service Dial 100 of Bengaluru police, to all 30 districts in the state.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Google Maps not fit for high-end applications: Surveyor General
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's mapping and survey organisation Survey of India (SoI) on Thursday said that Google Maps is "not authenticated" and "un-approved" by the government, and hence not fit for high-end applications.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Two cons inspired by Bollywood movie held for cheating
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Two criminals were arrested for cheating people on the pretext of checking at public places, police said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Left leader calls for tripartite meeting to end Darjeeling impasse
Darjeeling, June 22 (IANS) Left Front Convener in Darjeeling district Jibesh Sarkar on Thursday urged for a meeting between central and West Bengal governments and the Gorkha Janmukhi Morcha (GJM) to restore peace in the state's hills.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Uttarakhand, Haryana become Open Defecation Free states
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand and Haryana have become the fourth and fifth Open Defecation Free (ODF) states of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission, said an official statement on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Cabinet approves changes in bilateral agreement with Netherlands
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved amendment to a bilateral Social Security Agreement (SSA) with Netherlands by incorporating the "country of residence" principle in the said agreement.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dream realised by working with Rahman: Sridevi
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sridevi on Thursday said her dream to work with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman was finally realised with her coming Hindi suspense drama "Mom".
2017-06-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
Three held for March killing of Indian in South Carolina
New York, June 22 (IANS) Three men who allegedly wanted to "smash an Indian" have been arrested and charged in connection with the killing of an Indian man in South Carolina in March, which sent shockwaves across the Indian community in the US.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Naidu dubs loan waiver 'fashion'; clarifies after opposition hits out
Mumbai/New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said loan waiver these days had become a "fashion", but later clarified his remarks were "misinterpreted" after attack from opposition parties.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod for change in naval cadre structure
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave nod to the constitution of an engineering service -- Indian Naval Material Management Service (INMMS) -- in the Indian Navy.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India, Portugal ink MoU on governance reforms
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Portugal on co-operation in the field of public administration and governance reforms.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Opposition unhappy over JD-U's Kovind-support decision
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Bihar's ruling JD-U's parting of ways with the opposition parties on Presidential candidate was not discussed at their Thursday meeting but those present expressed dismay over its decision to support NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, calling it "unfortunate".
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jet to expand codesharing with three international airlines
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Jet Airways on Thursday said that it will expand its codeshare agreements with Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global body nod to India's LMLC configuration
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Indian proposal for inclusion of mandatory evaluation of Low Mobility Large Cell (LMLC) configuration for 5G technology has been approved by a global telecom organisation, COAI said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Crystal to market crop protection pesticides in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Leading agrochemical firm Crystal Crop Protection Ltd is foraying into Karnataka to hardsell five types of pesticides, including insecticides and fungicides, to protect crops and boost productivity, said a company official on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Language won't be a barrier for Jhanvi's debut: Sridevi
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) Actress Sridevi on Thursday said language won't be a barrier for her 19-year-old daughter Jhanvi when it comes to her acting debut.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Cabinet approves MoU with Netherlands on water resources
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved an MoU with Netherlands for cooperation in water resources management.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
I still feel like a newcomer: Sridevi
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) It's been 50 years since actress Sridevi started acting and she says she stills feels like a newcomer before the release of her film.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Bring software industries to Bengal: Mamata to Bengali diaspora
The Hague (Netherlands), June 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the Bengali community here to bring software industries.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Business/Economy,Diaspora
GoAir flight suffers bird hit, matter under investigation
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier GoAir on Thursday reported that its Delhi-Mumbai flight on June 21 suffered a bird hit and that the matter was under investigation.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man held for severing minor daugher's ears
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A man has been arrested on charge of cutting off both ears of his three-year-old daughter on Thursday, police said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
British dramas to enhance India's English content on TV
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Looking at the growing demand of English shows in India, entertainment channel Zee Cafe on Thursday announced its partnership with BBC Worldwide to showcase 11 premium British dramas.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab assembly ruckus leaves staff with broken arm
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Even as opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday accused assembly marshals of attacking its legislators, including women, the watch and ward staff filed a complaint with house authorities that they were attacked by the lawmakers.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI tells banks to provide adequate transaction details in passbooks
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday advised commercial banks to provide adequate transaction details in the passbooks of account holders.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Four Indian prisoners return from Pakistan
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Four Indian prisoners released by Pakistan crossed over to India on Thursday afternoon, the External Affairs Ministry said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Irked over wife's death, academician wants doctors' licence revoked
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) A senior Assam-based academician, whose wife died due to medical negligence at a Delhi-based hospital in 2015, on Thursday urged the Assam Medical Council to cancel the medical licence of the two doctors involved in the treatment of the victim.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Meira Kumar -- soft-spoken leader dedicated to social justice (Profile)
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Named on Thursday as the nominee of the major opposition parties for the July 17 presidential election, Meira Kumar is a senior Congress and Dalit leader with long and varied political experience and a strong proponent of social justice and social equity.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two Maharashtra soldiers killed by Pakistan's BAT; two militants killed on LoC
Jammu/Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Two Indian Army soldiers hailing from Maharashtra were killed by a Pakistani BAT team on Thursday on the LoC in Chakan da Bagh sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, while two militants were killed in the sector during a foiled infiltration bid.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Self-styled scribe on the run after assaulting woman
Ghaziabad, June 22 (IANS) A self-styled journalist who blackmailed petty vendors after threatening to expose their alleged wrongdoing is on the run here on charges of assaulting a woman.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenyan national held with drugs in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, June 22 (IANS) In a second major haul in a month, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a Kenyan national from Ahmedabad railway station with cocaine and amphetamine valued at around Rs 6 crore, an official said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI reconstitutes Overseeing Committee on stressed assets
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it has reconstituted the "Overseeing Committee (OC)" formed to look at the stressed assets of the banking sector.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained: Kohli
Port of Spain, June 22 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday took a dig at former national team coach Anil Kumble's comments in his resignation letter, asserting that sanctity of the dressing room has to be maintained.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Approach road to IGI airport's terminal 1D diverted: DIAL
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The approach road leading up to terminal 1D of the IGI airport here has been temporarily diverted due to ongoing construction work, an airport official said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gujarat realty market may see 80% slump owing to GST, RERA
Ahmedabad, June 22 (IANS) The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will together have a sledgehammer impact on the realty sector in Gujarat, forcing up to 80 per cent slump, say market experts.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy
Meira Kumar to file nomination on June 27
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who is the candidate of major opposition parties in the July 17 presidential election, will file her nomination on June 27, Congress sources said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Malaysia knock India out of HWL Semi-Finals
London, June 22 (IANS) Rahim Razie struck a brace as Malaysia defeated India 3-2 in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Finals here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Hockey
Senior scribes discuss freedom of press in India
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Prominent journalists gathered here on Thursday to discuss freedom of the press in India in the wake of CBI raids on NDTV's Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika in a bank fraud case and said many loan defaulters are roaming free.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Five Nigerians held in Bengaluru for peddling drugs
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Five Nigerians were arrested for peddling cocaine and crystal meth in the city, police said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't make historic blunder, Lalu tells Nitish; JD-U unmoved
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Terming the opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar as "Dalit ki Beti", RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said the JD-U's decision to support NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind was a "historic blunder" and called for a review. But JD-U ruled out any change in its stance.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi, Shah to be present when Kovind files nomination on Friday
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination papers for the July 17 presidential election on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GoAir to launch third Bengaluru-New Delhi daily flight
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier GoAir on Thursday said it will launch its third daily direct flight between Bengaluru and New Delhi, with effect from June 24.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Newcastle goalkeeper Sels joins Anderlecht on season-long loan
London, June 22 (IANS) Goalkeeper Matz Sels has joined Anderlecht on a season-long loan, Newcastle United football club announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Afghanistan, Ireland latest additions to ICC's Test-playing nations
London, June 22 (IANS) The number of Test-playing nations rose to a round dozen after the International Cricket Council (ICC) here on Thursday inducted Afghanistan and Ireland as Full Members following a unanimous vote.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Nikam to testify as defence witness in Kopardi gangrape-murder case
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) In a major development in the ongoing Kopardi gangrape-cum-murder trial, celebrity Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam will be summoned as a defence witness shortly, a lawyer for the accused said here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit presidential battle (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With 17 opposition parties on Thursday picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Self-styled journalist on the run after assaulting woman
Ghaziabad, June 22 (IANS) A self-styled journalist who blackmailed petty vendors after threatening to expose their alleged wrongdoing is on the run here on charges of assaulting a woman.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Free power connections for UP's urban poor
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Below Poverty Line (BPL) card holders living in urban areas of Uttar Pradesh will be given free electricity connections, a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath decided on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Government launches VAJRA scheme to attract Indian scientists abroad
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a bid to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on Thursday launched a scheme named "Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty (VAJRA)".
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
JD-U no to reconsidering support to Kovind
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) As RJD chief Lalu Prasad appealed to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to reconsider his decision to support NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, the JD-U on Thursday ruled out any change in its stance.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-judge Karnan complains of chest pain, admitted to hospital
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan was admitted to city-based SSKM Medical College and Hospital on Thursday after he complained of chest pain, a hospital official said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Shuttler Srikanth jumps to 11th spot in BWF Rankings
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won the Indonesia Open title last week, jumped 11 places to be at the 11th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Man electrocuted in flood waters, Assam CM orders ex gratia
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) One person was electrocuted in flood waters in Guwahati on Thursday, following which Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered the release of Rs 6.5 lakh for the bereaved family.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Violence as farmers oppose land takeover for airport in Thane (Roundup)
Thane (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) At least 12 policemen and 12 protesters were injured and three police vehicles set ablaze as farmers' opposition to the takeover of land for a new domestic airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, police said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Ireland, Afghanistan become Test-playing nations
London, June 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday inducted Afghanistan and Ireland as full members after a unanimous vote at the ICC Full Council meeting at The Oval here.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan eves should take inspiration from men's team: Afridi
Dubai, June 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England, to emulate their male counterparts -- the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit Presidential battle (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With 17 opposition parties picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Banned drugs in food supplement major challenge: FSSAI
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The FSSAI on Thursday said presence of doping substances in food supplements posed a major challenge and efforts were needed to save the reputation of the supplements industry.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Alpha Cueists win, Black Panthers stay afloat in snooker meet
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) After their convincing 6-1 win against Snookin Shooters, Alpha Cueists continued their winning streak to record a second straight victory, edging past Black Panthers 4-3 on the third day of the Bengal Snooker League at the Saturday Club here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
UAE to build protection wall for Yemen airport
Abu Dhabi, June 22 (IANS/WAM) The UAE on Thursday signed an agreement to build a protection wall and external gates for an international airport in Yemen as part of the second phase of the rebuilding the airport and enhancing its services.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Think3D to set up facility at Andhra Medtech Zone
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Think3D, a Hyderabad-based 3D printing solutions company, has bagged the contract to set up and operate a world-class 3D printing facility at the Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone Limited (AMTZ).
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
World Bank, AIIB co-financing for Andhra power project
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Indian government on Thursday signed an agreement with the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for co-financing loans worth $570 million for the 'Power for All' project in Andhra Pradesh.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UNHCR welcomes Morocco admitting Syrian refugees
Geneva, June 22 (IANS/MAP) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed the decision by Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded at the countrys border with Algeria.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Diplomacy
Cabinet approves MoU between India, Lanka on traditional medicines
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave approval to the signing of an MoU for cooperation between India and Sri Lanka in traditional systems of medicine.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Modi, Trump to discuss terrorism, economic cooperation
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) During his visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss issues ranging from terrorism and regional security to economic cooperation with US President Donald Trump, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Celeb prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam to testify as defence witness
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) In a major development in the ongoing Kopardi gangrape-cum-murder trial, celebrity Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam will be summoned as a defence witness shortly, a lawyer for the accused said here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian who escaped from Bali prison arrested in East Timor
Jakarta, June 22 (IANS) An Indian and another prisoner who were among the four foreigners who escaped through a tunnel from a prison in Indonesia's Bali island earlier this week were arrested in East Timor on Thursday, Indonesian authorities said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi speaks to Swedish Prime Minister
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven and appreciated his country's support for the "Make in India" programme.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Wildlife traffickers won't be spared: Minister
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau seized a large quantity of wildlife articles in Noida, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that wildlife traffickers won't be spared.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kumble's decision to resign at last moment a personal choice: Ganguly
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is part of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) responsible for selecting the India cricket team coach, on Thursday said Anil Kumble's decision to resign from his position as the head coach at the last moment before the West Indies tour was a personal choice.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
State will decide on forces' pullout from hills: Bengal government
Siliguri, June 22 (IANS) Asserting that the West Bengal government is taking all steps to maintain peace and order in the north Bengal hills, the state administration on Thursday appealed to agitators to abstain from shutdown and violence. The withdrawal of security forces from the region will depend on the state's assessment of the situation, a senior official said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Over 1,500 athletes to take part in Himachal Olympic Games
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), June 22 (IANS) More than 1,500 athletes will take part in the four-day Himachal Pradesh State Olympic Games that began here on Thursday amidst fanfare, the event organisers said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Athletics
Croatia's Cilic in Queen's club tennis quarters
London, June 22 (IANS) Croatian Marin Cilic on Thursday defeated American Stefan Kozlov to advance to the quarter-finals of the Queen's club tennis tournament.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wonderful opportunity to be part of 'Namami devi Narmade': Lalit Pandit
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Music composer Lalit Pandit says working on the track "Namami devi Narmade", the official song for the Madhya Pradesh Government as a part of the Narmada Seva Mission, was a wonderful opportunity.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
600 UK high rises may have Grenfell-type cladding
London, June 22 (IANS) Six hundred tower blocks in Britain could be covered in similar combustible cladding which was blamed for aiding the rapid spread of the Grenfell Tower blaze, Downing Street said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Hindi Medium' to release in parts of South America, Africa
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Irrfan Khan-starrer "Hindi Medium" is set to release in parts of Asian markets, rest of Europe, parts of South America and some parts of Africa.
2017-06-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Three more farmers commit suicide in MP, toll 18
Bhopal, June 22 (IANS) Three more farmers have committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh, taking the number of deaths of distressed farmers in the state in the last 11 days to 18.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tatas better candidate if Air India is privatised: Sunil Mittal
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Founder Chairman of Bharti Entreprises Sunil Mittal on Thursday said the Tata Group will be a better choice to take over the debt-ridden national passenger carrier Air India if the airline is privatised.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two soldiers killed by Pakistan's BAT, two militants killed on LoC
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Two Indian Army soldiers were killed by a Pakistani BAT team on Thursday on the LoC in Chakan da Bagh sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, while two militants were killed by the army in the sector during a foiled infiltration bid.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Trial run on eventually driverless Pink Line
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Delhi Metro on Thursday began trial runs on the upcoming Pink Line (Shiv Vihar-Majlis Park) which will eventually run without drivers.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jadhav submitted mercy petition to Pakistan Army chief: Military
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Kulbhushan Jadhav, who Islamabad insists is an Indian spy, has submitted a mercy petition to the Pakistan Army chief, the military announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Don't make a historical blunder, Lalu to Nitish
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Terming the opposition's Presidential candidate Meira Kumar as "Dalit Ki Beti", RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said the JD-U's decision to support NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind was a "historical blunder" and called for a review.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana fourth state with open defecation-free rural areas
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Haryana has become the fourth state in the country where the rural areas have been declared Open Defecation-Free (ODF), a minister said here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Stranded tourists rescued from Himachal's Saach Pass
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Nearly two dozen tourists stranded in high-altitude areas of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh were rescued on Thursday, an official said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia's Khachanov advances to Halle Open quarters
Halle (Germany), June 22 (IANS) Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov on Thursday reached the Halle Open quarter-finals after the withdrawal of Japan's Kei Nishikori due to injury.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Cabinet passes resolution, thanks CMs for GST cooperation
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, at a meeting here chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday passed a resolution to express gratitude to Chief Ministers and others for cooperation on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) issue.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BSP supports Meira Kumar in Presidential poll
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party on Thursday extended support to opposition candidate Meira Kumar in the July 17 Presidential election, saying a "better and competent" nominee compared with that of the ruling NDA's had been selected.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I am very choosy: Upen Patel
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Actor Upen Patel doesn't agree with the bazaar buzz that Suneel Darshan's romantic musical mystery "Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha" is his come-back film to Bollywood. Maintaining that he has always been part of the Hindi celluloid world, he says that he is choosy in picking his projects because he feels a responsibility towards his audience.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Taliban's safe havens inside, not outside Afghanistan: Pakistan
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) Taliban "safe havens" are inside Afghanistan not outside, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Won't let assembly function till Speaker is removed: SAD
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Dubbing assembly Speaker Rana K.P. Singh as "goonda Rana KP", Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said his party will not allow the house to function till he is removed or he apologises for the ruckus in the house during the day.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
JNUSU office-bearers barred from varsity meetings
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) All four JNUSU office-bearers have been barred from meetings of all committees and statutory bodies of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) after a proctorial inquiry was opened against them on charges of "misconduct and indiscipline".
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Stadiums, school playgrounds should be fully utilised: Goel
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Stressing on the maximum utilisation of the various stadiums and school playgrounds across the country, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday said such measures will help in unearthing young talent and developing a sporting culture in the country.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Army foils infiltration bid on LoC, kills intruder
Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) The Indian Army on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and killed a militant in the process.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
34 killed in suicide bombing outside Afghan bank (Third Lead)
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 34 persons, mostly civilians, were killed and 58 others injured on Thursday in a suicide car bomb attack at the gates of a bank in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province capital city.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Alpha Cueists continue winning streak in snooker meet
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) After their convincing 6-1 win against Snookin Shooters, Alpha Cueists continued their winning streak to record a second straight victory, edging past Black Panthers 4-3 on the third day of the Bengal Snooker League at the Saturday Club here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
IT export growth to be lower in 2017-18 at 7-8%: Nasscom (Fourth Lead)
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Hit by global political and economic uncertainties, the Indian IT industry's software exports are projected to grow at 7-8 per cent only during this fiscal (2017-18) -- lower than the 8-10 per cent during the 2016-17 fiscal, Nasscom said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Anyone could have essayed Laxman in 'Tubelight': Salman
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says anybody could have essayed the character of Laxman in "Tubelight", be it Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar or Hrithik Roshan.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bihar board Class 10 exams results out; 50% students flunk
Patna, June 22 (IANS) The Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) here on Thursday declared the results of the Class 10 examinations held in March, with 49.88 per cent students flunking the exams.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Ex-judge Karnan complains of chest pain, taken to hospital
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan, who was sent to Presidency Jail in Kolkata on Wednesday, was taken to the SSKM Hospital here after he complained of chest pain.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi, Trump to discuss terrorism, economic cooperation
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) During his visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss issues ranging from terrorism and regional security to economic cooperation with US President Donald Trump, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
S. Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote
Johannesburg, June 22 (IANS) South Africa's highest court on Thursday ruled that parliamentarians can cast secret ballots in a censure vote against President Jacob Zuma, who is facing mounting criticism within the ruling ANC.
2017-06-22
Category: International, South Africa,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Five Nigerians held for drug peddling in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Five Nigerians have been arrested for peddling cocaine and crystal meth in the city, police said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will urge Nitish to reconsider support to Kovind: Lalu
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said he will urge Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to reconsider his decision to back NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government will take 'corrective steps' on telecom stress: Sinha
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said "corrective steps" would be taken by the government to ensure orderly growth of the telecom sector, after he met representatives of telcom companies here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Manish Wadhwa does not fear getting slotted
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Television actor Manish Wadhwa, who is essaying the role of Kans in the show "Paramavatar Shree Krishna", says he doesn't fear getting slotted in a particular genre.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kochi Metro launches probe into Chandy's chaotic trip
Kochi, June 22 (IANS) Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) on Thursday began a probe into the chaos that accompanied former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's travel on the network along with hundreds of Congress activists.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Wrong of TV channels to show 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' clip: Nihalani
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani is upset with media, especially television producers, for showing a clip of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Jab Harry Met Sejal" without proper certification and permission.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Assocham urges DoT not to make telecom devices testing a must
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Industry lobby Assocham on Thursday said it has urged the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to drop the proposal for mandatory testing of telecom equipment which are used in India after certification from well-known third party global bodies.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sunburn gala to debut in Australia in August
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Indian electronic dance music festival Sunburn will be making its debut in Melbourne, Australia with its club brand Sunburn Reload in association with LIL B Entertainments.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
No immigration checks on London blaze survivors: May
London, June 22 (IANS) British authorities will not conduct immigration status checks on those affected by a blaze that engulfed a tower block in west London, leaving at least 79 people dead, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assembly happenings shocking, says Badal; visits AAP MLAs in hospital
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Parkash Sigh Badal on Thursday dubbed as "shocking" the unsavoury happenings in the Punjab assembly on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Opposition picks Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The opposition parties on Thursday picked former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu against privatisation of Tiruchi gun factory
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday expressed its opposition to the central government's plans to induct a private investor for Tiruchirappalli gun factory which comes under the Ordnance Factory Board.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
CBI quizzes police officer in Narada sting case
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Indian Police Service PS officer S.M.H. Mirza, whom then CBI named in the FIR with a dozen senior leaders of Trinamool Congress in the Narada sting footage case, appeared before the agency officials at Nizam Palace here on Thursday afternoon, an official said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equity markets trim gains as investors book profits (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) After trading at a fresh high for most of the day, the Indian equity markets on Thursday closed on a flat note as investors booked profits.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Turbans tossed, lawmakers injured in Punjab assembly melee
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Unprecedented scenes were witnessed in the Punjab assembly on Thursday with the turban of an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator allegedly tossed and two other legislators taken to hospital with injuries.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
State to decide forces' pull-out from Darjeeling hills: official
Siliguri, June 22 (IANS) Stating that the West Bengal government is doing everything to maintain peace and order in the north Bengal hills, a senior officer on Thursday said the withdrawal of security forces from the region will depend on the state's assessment of the situation.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Lack of job skills in new employees widespread: IBM study
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) India's higher education system is not responding well to society's changing needs, making it difficult for the industry to find new employees with the right skills, says a study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV).
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Education
Opposition picks Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The opposition on Thursday announced it will field former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar against the NDA's Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UCWeb platform's cricket content exceeded 750 million hits during CT, IPL
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Consumption of cricket-related content exceeded 750 million users on UC News and UC Browser - the UCWeb Platforms - for the recently-concluded ICC Champions Trophy and Indian Premier League (IPL).
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL,ICC Champions Trophy 2107
Good day for Indian shuttlers at Australia Open
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) It was a good day for Indian shuttlers as defending champion Saina Nehwal, Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth advanced at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Harry Styles's stepfather dead
London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles lost his stepfather Robin Twist to cancer earlier this week. He was 57.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India clear favourites against inconsistent West Indies (Preview)
Port of Spain, June 22 (IANS) Amid the off-field controversies over the exit of head coach Anil Kumble, ICC Champions Trophy runners-up India start as favourites in the first of the five-match ODI series against a lacklusture West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket,India in Caribbean
BenQ's flagship photographer monitor now in India
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics giant BenQ on Thursday launched a new 31.5-inch photographer monitor with 4K display, good colour performance and HDR capability for Rs 125,000 in India.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Reliance Defence to partner with Daher for aerospace components
Paris/Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Reliance Defence Limited on Thursday said it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Daher Aerospace, France for manufacture of aerospace components.
2017-06-22
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Goods train derails near Agra, rail traffic hit
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Traffic on the Agra-Etawah rail route in Uttar Pradesh was disrupted on Thursday after a goods train derailed near the Taj Mahal town Agra, injuring its guard.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khango Konyak elected as NSCN-K chief
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) Khango Konyak, self-styled Lieutenant General (retired) of the NSCN-K, has been unanimously elected chief of the outlawed group, the militant outfit announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BSF, Rangers bonhomie at display at Baba Chamliyal fair
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Against the backdrop of exchange of heavy firing by Indian and Pakistan armies on the Line of Control on Thursday, bonhomie between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers was on display at the shrine of Baba Chamliyal on the international border.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
Gymnast Dipa focused on 2020 Olympics
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Having recovered from a knee injury, star gymnast Dipa Karmakar is looking forward to doing well at next year's Asian Games even as she remains focused on her long-term goal of winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Sikkim CM backs Gorkhaland demand
Gangtok, June 22 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland, to be carved out of hill areas in West Bengal.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics,Business/Economy
29 killed as suicide bomber hits Afghan bank
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 29 persons were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Starting at Rs 32,999, much-awaited OnePlus 5 now in India
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday unveiled its most powerful device 'OnePlus 5' here that comes in a 8GB variant featuring duel-lens camera system.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Raagdesh' trailer to be launched in Parliament
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The trailer launch of the upcoming film "Raagdesh" will be taking place at Parliament here.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Five patients die at MP hospital; official says no negligence
Indore, June 22 (IANS) Five patients died on Thursday at the Maharaja Yashwant Rao Hospital here in Madhya Pradesh, which informed sources attributed to obstruction in oxygen supply there. However, authorities denied it.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Story of Kailash Satyarthi deserves a biopic: Boman Irani
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani feels people should be aware of the contribution that Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi is making to the society, and says that it would be a good idea to make a biopic on him.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RBI reconstitutes Overseeing Committee on stressed assets
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it has reconstituted the "Overseeing Committee (OC)" formed to look at the stressed assets of the banking sector.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karbonn brings AI-based solution in 'Aura Note 2'
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Domestic smartphone-maker Karbonn on Thursday unveiled the "Aura Note 2" smartphone with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution at Rs 6,490.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Delhi slums will be free of open defecation by March 31: Kejriwal
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said all Delhi slums and colonies will be made free of open defecation by March 31 next year.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Telecom companies meet minister on stressed health of industry
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The much-awaited meeting between the government and the telecom companies to evolve a resolution to the stressed health of the sector was held here on Thursday afternoon
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nasscom lowers IT export growth to 7-8% in 2017-18 (Third Lead)
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Hit by global political and economic uncertainties, the Indian IT industry's software exports are projected to grow at 7-8 per cent this fiscal (2017-18), which is lower than 8-10 per cent in the 2016-17 fiscal, the apex Nasscom said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Odisha seeks new express trains from Nayagarh town
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday urged Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to introduce new express trains from Nayagarh town.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
HC unhappy with Kerala government over police officer
Kochi, June 22 (IANS) For a second time in a month, the Kerala High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the government for allegedly shielding a top cop in the state.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gramin Volleyball League in Bihar begins on Friday
Siwan (Bihar), June 22 (IANS) Gramin Volleyball League, a meet conducted by CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd in association with Volleyball Association of Bihar and sports management company Republic of Sports, is set to get underway here on Friday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Other Sports
Darjeeling shutdown hits tea industry's production, revenue
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The Darjeeling tea industry is expected to lose 20 per cent of its premium quality annual production and 40 per cent of its revenue due to the ongoing indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, say tea planters.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Playing in Glastonbury festival is daunting: Ed Sheeran
London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran, who is one of the headliners at Britain's Glastonbury festival this weekend, feels he will be the odd one out when he takes to the stage.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gambhir blessed with baby girl
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Seasoned cricketer Gautam Gambhir was blessed with a baby girl for the second time and he shared the news on micro-blogging site Twitter.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
AAP takes BJP to task over HC criticism of civic bodies
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday took the BJP to task over the Delhi High Court's criticism of the three municipal corporations a day earlier over improper garbage disposal in the national capital.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
IS destroys Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'
Mosul, June 22 (IANS) The Islamic State has destroyed an iconic 12th-century mosque in the city of Mosul that was the ideological heart of the terror group and the birthplace of its self-declared caliphate.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Sex can boost brain power in older adults
London, June 22 (IANS) Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bolt to run 100m in Monaco for worlds preparation
Paris, June 22 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will feature in the 100 metre event at the IAAF Diamond League Monaco meeting, the organisers have confirmed.
2017-06-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Starting at Rs 32,999, much-awaited OnePlus 5 now in India
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday unveiled its most powerful device 'OnePlus 5' here that comes in 8GB variant featuring duel-lens camera system.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
UP gives 147 students Rs 1 lakh, tablet for board results
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday felicitated 147 students with Rs 1 lakh and a tablet computer each for their excellent performance in the board exams this year.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
China tight-lipped on funding Pakistan's dam in disputed Kashmir
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China on Thursday evaded responding to reports of Beijing's offer to help Islamabad build a mega dam project in Gilgit-Baltistan, part of disputed Kashmir, and bring it under the umbrella of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
2017-06-22
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
12 Thane police men injured as farmers' protest turns violent (Lead, With Image)
Thane (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) At least 12 policemen and four protesters were injured and a police van set blaze when farmers' opposition to the take-over of land for a new airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, the police said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday traded heavy gunfire after the Pakistan Army resorted to heavy shelling and firing on Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Casey Affleck regrets forgetting to thank his sons during Oscar speech
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Actor Casey Affleck says he feels guilty about not mentioning his children in his Oscars speech.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Power tariffs will not rise with GST, says Goyal
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Power tariffs will not rise after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime gets implemented from July 1, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Hungarian Olympian Katinka Hosszu calls on swimmers to unite against FINA
Budapest, June 22 (IANS) Three-time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu published a long statement on her Facebook page, calling on swimmers all around the world to take a stand against the International Swimming Federation (FINA), which introduced new regulations without consulting the competitors.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Equity markets close on a flat note
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) After two days of corrections, the Indian equity markets closed on a flat note during Thursday's trade session.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
One killed in Tripura bus-car collision in Bangladesh
Agartala, June 22 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured when a Kolkata-bound Tripura passenger bus going via Dhaka collided with a car in Bangladesh, a transport official said here.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kovind gets new address in Delhi
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will now be staying at 10, Akbar Road, currently allotted to Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wrestler Kavita becomes first Indian woman to appear in WWE
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The former competitive powerlifter and South Asian Games gold medal winner Kavita Devi has been selected to compete in the Mae Young Classic, which is the first ever WWE tournament for women, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Lille sign Pepe, Koffi on five-year deals
Paris, June 22 (IANS) France's Ligue 1 football outfit Lille has announced the signing of promising stars Nicolas Pepe and Herve Koffi on a five-year deal.
2017-06-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Monaco announce fifth off season signing with Mboula
Paris, June 22 (IANS) Promising Jordi Mboula became the fifth close season signing of Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco, the French football club announced.
2017-06-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Consumers hate buffering, low-quality video streaming
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The quality of video resolution and playback affects viewers engagement with and loyalty to video streaming services, a new study said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Sikkim CM backs Gorkhaland demand
Gangtok, June 22 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland to be carved out of North Bengal hills.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chef Kunal Kapur launches web series with Tourism Australia
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Chef Kunal Kapur has launched "#TravelWithKunal", a seven-episode web series, capturing his food and wine experiences in Australia.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Will satisfy everyone on cattle slaughter ban: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the government "won't leave a single person unsatisfied" regarding new rules governing the sale of cattle for slaughter.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future
Moscow, June 22 (IANS) Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Christiano Ronaldo remained coy about his future with the Spanish football giants, refusing to take questions beyond the Confederations Cup where his national team won 1-0 against hosts Russia.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Emma Watson risked wardrobe malfunction in low white gown
London, June 22 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson risked a wardrobe malfunction in a low white gown while attending the premier of her new movie "The Circle".
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Harry Styles splits with Tess Ward
London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles and his girlfriend Tess Ward have decided to go their separate ways after seeing each other only for a month.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders
London, June 22 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will address European Union leaders on her plans for the expats' rights after the UK leaves the 27-member bloc, the media reported on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
WBO sanctions Vijender's next bout in first week of August
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has sanctioned the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title bout between Vijender Singh and Chinese boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali in the first week of August in Mumbai, the organisers confirmed on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Egypt celebrates International Yoga Day
Cairo, June 22 (IANS) Hundreds of people turned up in the Egyptian capital to celebrate the third International Yoga Day on Wednesday, an official statement said here.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Egypt,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Men gain weight after marriage
London, June 22 (IANS) Putting paid to the idea that married couples have better physical health because of increased social support, a new study has found that marriage actually makes men fatter, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Shah Rukh Khan meets Gujarat Chief Minister
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali met Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, while promoting his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal".
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 55 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Darjeeling shutdown may impact tea industry's production, revenue
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The Darjeeling tea industry is expected to lose 20 per cent of its premium quality annual production and 40 per cent of its annual revenue due to the ongoing indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, tea planters said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
Fasting days and feasting nights at Delhi's buzzing Jama Masjid
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The silence was broken by a siren, followed by an azaan -- a prayer call -- from the Jama Masjid. It was time to break the daylong fast.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Cream dispenser explodes, kills French fitness blogger
Paris, June 22 (IANS) A French lifestyle blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser, the media reported on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Copete brace lifts Santos to third place in Brazil's Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS) Colombia international winger Jonathan Copete scored either side of half time to fire Santos to a 2-0 away victory over Vitoria in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' to release on August 25
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" is all set to hit the screens on August 25.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Uruguayan striker Suarez 'grateful' for Nacional tribute
Montevideo (Uruguay), June 22 (IANS) Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke down in tears after a training pitch belonging to his former football club Nacional de Montevideo was renamed in his honour.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Scientists pave way for breakthrough in 'carbon neutral' cars
Canberra, June 22 (IANS) Carbon neutral cars have moved a step closer to reality after Australian scientists developed a new way to successfully use solar energy to turn naturally-occurring carbon dioxide (CO2) into a "clean" synthetic form of natural gas.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Quanjian striker Geuvanio joins Flamengo on loan
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS) Flamengo have signed forward Geuvanio on an 18-month loan from Tianjin Quanjian, the Brazilian club said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Nasscom lowers IT export growth to 7-8% in 2017-18
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Hit by global political and economic uncertainties, the Indian IT industry's software exports are projected to grow at 7-8 per cent this fiscal (2017-18), which is lower than 8-10 per cent in the 2016-17 fiscal, the apex Nasscom said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Karbonn brings AI-based solution in 'Aura Note 2'
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Domestic smartphone-maker Karbonn on Thursday unveiled the "Aura Note 2" smartphone with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution at Rs 6,490.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gigi Hadid to call it quits with Zayn Malik
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Relations between singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid, who have been seeing each other for nearly two years, seem to have hit rock bottom.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two more farmers commit suicide in MP, toll now 17
Bhopal, June 22 (IANS) Two more farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region have committed suicide, taking the farmer deaths in the state to 17 in the past ten days.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sunburn gala to debut in Australia in August
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Indian electronic dance music festival Sunburn will be making its debut in Melbourne, Australia with its club brand Sunburn Reload in association with LIL B Entertainments.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
15 killed as explosion rocks Afghan bank
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 15 Afghans were killed and 50 others injured in an explosion and gunfire at a bank in Helmand province on Thursday, authorities said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Miss World Stephanie Del Valle excited to be in India
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Miss World Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico landed in Mumbai on Thursday for a five-day visit and she is hoping to have a memorable trip in the country.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jackky Bhagnani committed to his craft: 'Riddles' director
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor Jackky Bhagnani, who is marking his stage debut with actor Prateik Babbar in the play "Riddles", is a serious and committed actor, says the director of the play, Jeff Goldberg.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Still need few weeks for fully functional solution, say GST Suvidha Providers
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Hoping for a smooth ride for companies under the Goods and Services Tax regime, GST Suvidha Providers (GSPs) have said that the two-month extension was expected as software for filing tax returns or application progamme interfaces (APIs) would only be available by the end of June.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
WhatsApp emerges as major news media platform
London, June 22 (IANS) Instant messaging service WhatsApp has emerged as a force to reckon with in news media, apparently at the cost of its owner Facebook, according to a new report.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Technology
TN seeks information on Kamarajar Port divestment
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government is taking steps to get details on the Centre's plans to divest its entire holding in Kamarajar Port Ltd, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
Learn how to protect Facebook profile photo in India
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Soon after Facebook introduced a profile picture guard in India that will give users more control over who can download and share their pictures, several women users on Thursday started protecting their display photos.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
I'd love to marry Joe Swash: Solomon
London, June 22 (IANS) Actress Stacey Solomon says she would love to marry her actor boyfriend Joe Swash.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CPI-M, Congress demands Tripura Governor's removal over tweets
Agartala, June 22 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M and the opposition Congress on Thursday demanded the removal of Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy for his controversial on the Hindu-Muslim issue.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
JD-U's Kovind support won't impact alliance: RJD
Patna, June 22 (IANS) The JD-U's decision to support NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will not have any impact on Bihar's ruling alliance, Deputy Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian IT exports to grow 7-8% in 2017-18: Nasscom story
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) The Indian IT industry's software exports will grow 7-8 per cent and the domestic market 10-11 per cent in the current fiscal 2017-18, said its apex body Nasscom on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
New Zealand wicket-keeper quits international cricket
Wellington, June 22 (IANS) New Zealand wicket-keeper and batsman Luke Ronchi on Thursday announced retirement from all formats of international cricket.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Love to be on stage than in recording booth: Armaan Malik
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik, known for hit songs like "Wajah tum ho", "Naina", and "Chaar Shanivaar", feels there is a "certain magic" in performing live and prefers to be on the stage than in a recording studio.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ashutosh Gowarikar heads to BFI in London for a masterclass
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar will be giving a masterclass at British Film Institute (BFI) in London.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zayn Malik not 'dreading' anymore performing live
London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik, who has been battling against anxiety and lack of confidence in performing live, says his anxiety is at a more "manageable place".
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study
New York, June 22 (IANS) In what could confirm a century-old suspicion, researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity -- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues -- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
IT industry to grow at 7-8 percent: Nasscom
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Nasscom has projected 7-8 percent growth in India's IT industry in 2017-18.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
I would like to work with Vishal-Shekhar: Singer Gurnazar
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Singer Gurnazar Chattha says he wants to work with music composer Amaal Mallik and composer duo Vishal-Shekhar in Bollywood.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Former Wimbledon champion Becker declared bankrupt
London, June 22 (IANS) Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a London bankruptcy court.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Business/Economy
Chinese draft law regulates use of national anthem
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) A draft law on the usage of the national anthem was submitted to the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress for its first reading on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump proposes to build Mexico wall with solar panels
Washington, June 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has proposed to install solar panels on the wall he wants to be built along the border with Mexico, so that the energy produced will help finance it and that Mexico "will have to pay a lot less money".
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Breastfeeding may cut mother's heart attack risk
London, June 22 (IANS) Breastfeeding may reduce a mother's heart attack and stroke risk later in life, according to new research.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Snapchat launches location sharing 'Snap Map' feature
San Francisco, June 22 (IANS) After acquiring social map app Zenly, photo-sharing app Snapchat has introduced location sharing feature Snap Map on its platfrom.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
GoDaddy launches new 'Business Email' service in India
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Internet domain registrar and web-hosting company GoDaddy on Thursday announced the launch of its new Business Email service for small businesses in India.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Wouldn't have done 'Daddy' if look-test had failed: Arjun Rampal
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, who is getting a positive response for "Daddy", says getting the physical resemblance right for his forthcoming film, based on gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, was important for him.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GST impact: Customers benefit as retailers get busy clearing stocks
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With less than 10 days to go for the biggest indirect tax reform to take effect, retailers are rushing to clear their stocks by offering huge discounts ranging from around 30 per cent to 60 per cent.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Reliance Defence delivers newly built Panamax bulk carrier
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Ship building and repair infrastructure major Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) on Thursday said it has built and delivered an "Ice-class Panamax Bulk Carrier" -- 'Golden Opal -- to an international customer.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
AIADMK faction led by Panneerselvam to support Kovind
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) The AIADMK faction led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday announced its support for NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kerala farmer commits suicide
Kozhikode (Kerala) June 22 (IANS) A 57-year-old Kerala farmer has committed suicide in a village near here after revenue officials refused to accept his land tax. The government has ordered a probe into the incident.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Eva Longoria is back as Gabrielle
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria, who is best known for her role as Gabrielle Solis in "Desperate Housewives", is bringing alive her popular character in short video for a cosmetic line.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Father's involvement can help kids stay in shape
New York, June 22 (IANS) Fathers' involvement in caregiving is linked to decreased likelihood that children would develop childhood obesity, says a study.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Andrea Tariang made an incomparable debut: Taapsee Pannu
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has wished her "Pink" co-star Andrea Tariang on her birthday and said that she made an incomparable acting debut last year.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Four Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 22 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday announced it had arrested four Indian fishermen for illegally entering the country's territorial waters.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Civilian killed in Kashmir clashes
Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) A civilian protester was killed on Thursday in clashes between security forces and stone pelters in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Banking stocks lift equity markets, Sensex trades at new high
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) After two days of correction, the Indian equity markets surged to trade at a new high during the mid-afternoon session on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India: Security Council ignoring terrorists, terror-backers in Afghanistan
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) India has accused the Security Council and the international community of tending to ignore the terrorists ravaging Afghanistan and their backers while these forces "have stood up against one of the biggest collective military efforts in the world".
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Government approach to GM tech is emotion-based, says Mahyco
Jalna (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) With a decision to allow commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard pending, a top executive of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), that has developed several GM crops, said its concern was that the government's approach towards GM technology was "more emotion-based" than fact-based.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Removal of turban triggers ruckus in Punjab assembly
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Pandemonium prevailed inside the Punjab assembly on Thursday after a Sikh legislator from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that his turban was taken off as marshalls pushed his party legislators out of the house.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
US population growing older, more diverse
Washington, June 22 (IANS) The American population is growing older and more diverse than ever before, a new census report has revealed.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Pakistan to tighten visa regime for Chinese
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Pakistani authorities have decided to tighten the visa regime for Chinese citizens visiting the country on business or work-related visas.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Farmers protest turns violent in Thane
Thane (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers agitating against land acquisition on Thursday blocked a road and pelted stones and torched a police van near Kalyan in Thane in Maharashtra, police said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Ronit Roy plays the baddie in 'Jai Lava Kusa'
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) "Udaan" and "Ugly" fame Ronit Roy has been roped in to play the antagonist in junior NTR starrer Telugu action drama "Jai Lava Kusa", a source said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Sai Praneeth to take on Srikanth in Australian Open quarters
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will take on compatriot Sai Praneeth in a Australian Open quarter-final here later in the week.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Lalu Prasad, Mishra appear in CBI court
Ranchi, June 22 (IANS) Two former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannth Mishra appeared in a special CBI court here over fodder scam cases.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NITI Aayog to evaluate central schemes in UTs every quarter
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The NITI Aayog will begin to evaluate quarterly performances of Union Territories (UTs) in the country with a focus on implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Yoga gives people control of lives, better health: UN forum
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) Yoga empowers people to take control of their lives and achieve better health at lower cost to society, according to experts at a forum here on Wednesday celebrating the Third International Day of Yoga (IDY).
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
My father wanted me to learn music, says Meiyang Chang
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Singer Meiyang Chang, a dentist by training who will be seen hosting a new series on Discovery Channel titled "India's Best Jobs", says his father always wanted him to learn music.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
If Anupam wished he were Robert DeNiro, he wouldn't be happy
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) If he wished he were Robert De Niro, he wouldn't be happy, but yoga let him be himself and happy, says Anupam Kher.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Kerala farmer commits suicide
Kozhikode (Kerala) June 22 (IANS) A 57-year-old Kerala farmer has committed suicide in a village near here after revenue officials refused to accept his land tax. The government has ordered a probe into the incident.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India to hold yoga, cultural fest in Hungary
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Promoting ancient Indian tradition of de-stressing though control of the body and mind, the Indian Embassy is hosting a three-day yoga and cultural festival across 15 cities in Hungary this week, an official said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Month after insane attack, yogis bring outpouring of peace to Times Square
New York, June 22 (IANS) A month after an insane attack on Times Square by a driver who ploughed through a crowd killing a woman and injuring 22 people, thousands brought an outpouring of peace through yoga on Wednesday to the landmark zone billed as the crossroads of the world.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Trump advisors meet Palestinian President
Ramallah, June 22 (IANS) A delegation led by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, held a meeting with the Palestinian President here shortly after meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Courteney Cox admits cosmetic curgery made her look fake
London, June 22 (IANS) Courteney Cox has admitted that cosmetic surgery left her looking virtually unrecognisable. The actress also reveals that she's let her facial fillers dissolve and now feels "better because I look myself".
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ronit Roy plays the baddie in 'Jai Lava Kusa'
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) "Udaan" and "Ugly" fame Ronit Roy has been roped in to play the antagonist in junior NTR starrer Telugu action drama "Jai Lava Kusa", a source said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
India may become 2-4 degrees C warmer, but heat deaths are preventable
Scientists who studied India's 2015 heatwave that claimed 2,500 lives (over 1,700 in Andhra Pradesh alone) concluded that the region was likely to see intense heatwaves once in every 10 years, instead of once in every 100 years.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
John Abraham shares first look of 'Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran'
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor-producer John Abraham on Thursday shared the first look of his upcoming production venture titled "Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran".
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manoj Bajpayee wraps up filming for 'Aiyaary' in Kashmir
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) National Award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, who will soon be seen as an army officer in Neeraj Pandeys upcoming film "Aiyaary", has finished first schedule shooting in Kashmir.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Advertisers' positive feedback helps Twitter stock go up
San Francisco, June 22 (IANS) After facing an uncertain future over stalled users' growth and declining revenues for some time, shares of the micro-blogging website on Wednesday climbed by more than five per cent after a positive feedback from the advertisers.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Apple removes 'millions' of scam and clone apps
San Francisco, June 22 (IANS) In a bid to go after spam and clone apps on its App Store, Apple has instituted new tougher guidelines, thus cleaning up millions of apps in the process, media reported.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
NDA Presidential candidate Kovind meets Vajpayee
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday met ailing former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence here.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New Facebook tools to protect Indian women's profile photos
San Francisco/New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In its bid to empower women in India, Facebook has announced it is piloting new tools that will give them more control over who can download and share their profile pictures that include their faces.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Border' was all about destiny, says J.P. Dutta
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Twenty years have passed since J.P. Dutta's iconic war film "Border" was released. It remains the work filmmaker J.P. Dutta is most closely identified with, although it isn't the finest film he has made.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonam Kapoor's fashion label wins PETA award
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor and her producer-sister Rhea Kapoor's fashion label -- Rheson has bagged the Compassionate Business Award from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for a line of bags made exclusively of vegan materials.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pilot ejects as jet catches fire in US
Washington, June 22 (IANS) A pilot was forced to eject from a burning F-16 during take-off at an airport in the US.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Actor Henry Deutschendorf commits suicide
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Henry "Hank" Deutschendorf, who is known as the "Ghostbusters II" child actor, has died in an apparent suicide at the age of 29.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Opposition parties to meet over Presidential election
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Opposition parties will meet here on Thursday afternoon to decide their choice of candidate for the July 17 Presidential election, as scheduled earlier.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Monsoon fashion: Uplift your mood with style when it downpours
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) While many wait for the monsoon season to arrive, mucky roads and gloomy weather have the capacity to put off people. Some individuals give up on their fashion choices and put convenience before style during the rainy season.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Astronomers find massive disk-shaped dead galaxy
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Astronomers have detected a first-of-its kind compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the Big Bang.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Indians get more control over their Facebook profile pictures
San Francisco/New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Facebook has announced that it is piloting new tools that will give people in India more control over who can download and share their profile pictures.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Australian dies after catching rare disease from mosquitoes
Melbourne, June 22 (IANS) An Australian man died on Thursday after catching a rare mosquito-borne disease while on holiday overseas.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Countdown for India's Cartosat satellite launch begins
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) The 28-hour countdown for the Friday launch of India's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites with Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) began on Thursday, ISRO said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Reporting from Pakistan: Adventures in a mirror-image land? (Book Review)
Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Rains in Delhi on Thursday
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) As the national capital awaits the Monsoon, the weather here on Thursday morning was warm and cloudy. The Met office forecast rains for several parts of the city in the day ahead.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hackers threaten cyberattack against S.Korean banks
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) A hacker group has threatened a cyberattack against seven major South Korean banks if they do not pay 360 million won ($315,000) in the virtual currency bitcoin.
2017-06-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nubia M2 Lite: Affordable selfie smartphone for millenials (Tech Review)
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Aiming to tap the millenials who wish to own camera-specific smartphones, manufactureres are now coming up with devices in sub-Rs 15,000 price band that house top-end camera specifications.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Plan unveiled to reduce London's dependency on cars
London, June 22 (IANS) London Mayor Sadiq Khan unveiled plans that would see 80 per cent of travelling in the British capital is to be made by public transport, walking or cycling.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
India to have bigger population than China by 2024: UN
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) In seven years Indians will cross the 1.44 billion mark and the nation will go on to have a bigger population than China, according to a UN report.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Whizzing marshmallows, kangaroos: Oz experts' Science Circus enthrals, educates kids
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Wonder what a 'Science Circus' show looks like ? Well, try launching toy kangaroos with liquid nitrogen and imagine marshmallows whizzing past air straight from a vacuum cleaner.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Education
Nepal, China hail 'smooth, healthy development' of bilateral ties
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) Nepal and China have hailed the smooth and healthy development of bilateral relations between the two countries.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
One dead in Assam flash flood
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) One person died in Assam here as incessant rains caused havoc in the city on Thursday morning.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
US city considers renaming street after Obama
Washington, June 22 (IANS) The Los Angeles City Council has introduced a motion to rename a city street after former US President Barack Obama.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria
Canberra, June 22 (IANS) The Australian Defence Forces (ADF) on Thursday said that it would resume airstrikes in Syria after it announced a temporary halt of all air operations in the war-torn country.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security
Key Indian equity market indices open higher
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Taking cue from global markets the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
World population to hit 9.8bn by 2050: UN
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) The world's total population is expected to hit 9.8 billion by 2050 despite universal lower fertility rates, the UN said in a report.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
New Varanasi-Vadodara express from Friday
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) The Indian Railways is starting a new train from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency Varanasi from Friday, an official said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Stabbing at US airport is an act of terror: FBI
Washington, June 22 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation has said it is probing a stabbing of a police officer at a US airport as an "act of terror". The suspect is in custody.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 militants killed, army officer injured in J&K
Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) Three militants were killed and an Army Major was injured on Thursday in a gunfight between the holed up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Turkey sends first aid ship to Qatar amid tensions
Ankara, June 22 (IANS) Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said the first Turkish ship carrying aid to Qatar has departed, in a bid to break the blockade imposed on Doha by a number of Gulf countries.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy
'Transformers: The Last Knight' is a big film: Anthony Hopkins
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins says "Transformers: The Last Knight" is one of the biggest movies he has ever made.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three militants killed in J&K
Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) Three militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chinese shares open lower
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.13 per cent to open at 3,152.24 points.
2017-06-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Devastating forest fire in Portugal under control
Lisbon, June 22 (IANS) The devastating forest fire in Portugal that has raged for days and claimed at least 64 lives, has been brought under control, an official said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tyrese Gibson wants Denzel Washington to join 'Fast and Furious' franchise
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Actor Tyrese Gibson hopes the next instalment of 'Fast and Furious' franchise goes to Africa and he wants actors Matt Damon and Denzel Washington to join.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar falls amid economic data
New York, June 22 (IANS) The US dollar decreased against most other major currencies as investors digested the country's existing home sales data.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
London mayor unveils plan to reduce dependency on cars
London, June 22 (IANS) London Mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled plan that aims to see 80 per cent of journeys in the British capital by public transport, walking or cycling.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
How to wear chinos this summer
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Whether it is a casual business get-up or weekend, chinos is workable both ways, say experts.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russian diplomat to lead new UN counter-terror unit
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) The UN has appointed veteran Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov to head the newly established counter-terrorism division, despite growing tensions between the US and Russia.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Katie Price slammed over 'screeching' singing voice
London, June 22 (IANS) British TV personality and glamour model Katie Price got slammed over social media for performing her new dance track "I Got U" on TV show "Loose Women".
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Islamic State destroys historic mosque in Mosul
Mosul, June 22 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants have destroyed the 12th-century Al-Nuri Mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the media reported.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Terrorism
Kim, Kanye hire surrogate for third child
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Popular Hollywood couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have reportedly hired a surrogate to have their third child.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks close mixed on falling oil prices
New York, June 22 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed as energy stocks declined broadly amid falling oil prices.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Tennis legend Boris Becker declared bankrupt
London, June 22 (IANS) Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Tennis
China donates 1 lakh food bags to Kenya
Nairobi, June 22 (IANS) China has handed over the first batch of 100,000 bags of relief food to Kenya for distribution to its hunger-stricken citizens.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Kenya,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Style tricks to look taller
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Short in height? Wear flared jeans, deep V shaped necklines and long topcoats to appear taller, say experts.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rome pays tribute to Carla Fendi
Rome, June 22 (IANS) Roman dignitaries paid tribute to late fashion icon and philanthropist Carla Fendi, whose remains laid in state at Rome City Hall on Wednesday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Italy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Major reshuffle in central bureaucracy, Gauba named new Home Secretary
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a high level reshuffle, the government on Wednesday transferred 17 IAS officers, while announcing Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba will be the next Home Secretary after incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi retires on August 30.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I have an idea for a sequel to 'The Rock': Michael Bay
London, June 22 (IANS) "Transformers: The Last Knight" director Michael Bay has revealed he has an idea for a sequel to his 1996 hit action movie "The Rock", which starred Sir Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British PM apologises for Grenfell Tower fire
London, June 22 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a public apology to the victims of the horrific fire that swept through Grenfell Tower, a 24-floor residential block in London.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tunisian, Gambian terror suspects expelled from Italy
Rome, June 22 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities deported a Tunisian supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group and a Gambian Muslim extremist "for reasons of state security", the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vatican's top diplomat to meet Putin, Russian Orthodox Church chiefs
Rome, June 22 (IANS/AKI) Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin on Wednesday said he will "in all probability" meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow in August.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Italy,Religion,Diplomacy
Four held in Turkish currency racket in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Four persons, including a police constable, were arrested here for allegedly trying to sell Turkish lira equivalent to Rs 71 crore to two businessmen for Rs 27 lakh, said a top police official on Wednesday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
CBI searches premises of IMMT Goa director
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday carried out searches at the residential premises of Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology's former director Barada Kanta Mishra as part of its probe against him for allegedly accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Latest, low-cost technologies making India medical tourism hub: Experts
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Latest medical technologies in Indian hospitals at a lower cost is majorly contributing towards the country emerging as the premier medical tourism hub of the world, said health experts on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Absconding man held in Uzbek woman's rape case
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A man absconding for around two and half months after raping an Uzbek woman here has been arrested from Mumbai, police said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Day after boy's drowning, three pits still remain open
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A day after an 11-year-old boy drowned in a rainwater-filled pit, officials concerned were yet to fill up three such deep pits in the Rohini area park in north Delhi on Wednesday evening.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JD-U says Kovind support isolated case, but can affect opposition unity
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Even though Bihar's ruling JD-U on Wednesday said its breaking ranks with the opposition on the July 17 Presidential election was an "isolated" case, the development could cast a shadow on a joint front against the NDA government in the 2019 general elections.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Celebrity endorsements won't help GST implementation: Congress
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Congress on Wednesday said that celebrity endorsements are not going to help roll out or facilitate implementation of the upcoming GST as it evaded a direct reply whether megastar Amitabh Bachchan should refrain from acting as its brand ambassador as the party's Mumbai unit had demanded.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mamata appeals to Dutch investors to invest in Bengal
The Hague (Netherlands), June 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to Dutch investors along with Italian and German industrialists to invest in the state.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Trinamool MLA skips ED, CBI summons in Narada case
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Citing health reasons, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress legislator Iqbal Ahmed on Wednesday failed to appear before the Enforcement Directorate and skipped the Central Bureau of Investigation's summon in connection with the Narada sting video probe.
2017-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CDSL's IPO oversubscribed 170 times
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) The Central Depository Services' (India) (CDSL) initial public offering (IPO) issue got oversubscribed by more than 170 times on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RBI removes restrictions on foreign investment in IDFC
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday removed restrictions on foreign investments in IDFC.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Army foils infiltration bid
Jammu, June 21 (IANS) The army on Wednesday foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence statement said.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Major reshuffle in central bureaucracy, Gauba named new Home Secretary
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) In a high level reshuffle, the government on Wednesday transferred 27 IAS officers, while announcing Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba will be the next Home Secretary after incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi retires on August 30.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yoga belongs to whole world, says Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that Yoga belongs not merely to India but to the whole world and added that it is a science to attain inner-peace.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Anna Hazare joins Yoga Day fest in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday joined about 5,000 people -- young and old, boys and girls -- in celebrating the 3rd International Yoga Day at local Kanteerava Sports Stadium and performed 'yoga asanas' (exercises) and offered prayers.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Three killed by lightning in UP
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) A teenager and two children were killed on Wednesday after being struck by lightning in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district, while ten people sustained minor injuries in the incident, officials said.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Sacked Infosys immigration head files lawsuit in US
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Sacked Immigration Head of Infosys Ltd Erin Green has filed a lawsuit before the US District Court at Texas, alleging discrimination and retaliation by the senior management of the global software major.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Opposition to skip Mamata government's all-party meeting in the hills
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Terming the West Bengal government-sponsored all party meet on June 22 to discuss the volatile situation in the north Bengal hills as "delayed and pointless", the state opposition parties have decided to stay away from it.
2017-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Countdown for Indian rocket launch with 31 satellites to begin Thursday
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) The 28-hour countdown for the Friday morning launch of India's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 other satellites (29 foreign and one Indian) with Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will begin on Thursday morning, the Indian space agency said.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Naidu to discuss Capital's sanitation issues with mayors
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu will soon meet the three mayors of Delhi to discuss issues pertaining to sanitation and solid waste management in the national capital, an official release said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Three MP officials suspended for June 6 firing
Bhopal, June 21 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday suspended from service three senior officers for the June 6 police firing in Mandsaur, in which at least five protesting farmers were killed.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
11-year-old boy falls in pit in Delhi, dies
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) An 11-year-old boy died after falling into a rainwater-filled pit in the Rohini area in north Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brazilian President wishes Russia success in hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) Brazilian President Michel Temer on Wednesday expressed the confidence that Russia will successfully prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and wished Russian President Vladimir Putin success in hosting the world football tournament, to be held between held between June 14 and July 15, next year.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Over 30,000 spectators travel between Confed Cup host cities for free
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) More than 30,000 football fans have already used the free train service to travel between Russias cities hosting the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup, Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairman Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
NSE gets SEBI notice on preferential access to brokers (Lead, superseding earlier story)
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued notice to the National Stock Exchange (NSE) following the market regulator's probe into alleged preferential access given by the stock exchange to some brokers through its 'co-location' facility.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gunfight breaks out in Kashmir
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) A gunfight began on Wednesday between holed-up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Technology
Teenager with spinal deformity cured through new medical technology
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl, born with scoliosis, a sideway curvature of the spine which also caused her breathing issues, has been treated using a new technology called 3D C-arm and spinal navigation, which helps corrective surgery to be performed more accurately, said doctors on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Rajiv Gauba to be next Union Home Secretary
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Rajiv Gauba, currently Union Urban Development Secretary, will be the next Home Secretary, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ruling AIADMK faction extends support to Kovind
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK faction on Wednesday announced its support for NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Girl crushed under falling girder in UP secretariat premises
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was killed at the newly-constructed secretariat - Lok Bhawan - in the state capital on Wednesday when an iron girder fell on her, police said.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tsonga crashes out of Queen's Club tennis
London, June 21 (IANS) French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the latest seeded player to be knocked out of Queen's Club Championships, losing to Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-4, 6-4 here on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Mamata appeals to Dutch investors to invest in Bengal
The Hague (Netherlands) June 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to Dutch investors along with Italian and German industrialists to invest in the state.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Ghaziabad man awaits return of neighbour who borrowed his new car
Ghaziabad, June 21 (IANS) Imagine your neighbour borrowing your brand new car "for just a couple of days", and then doing a vanishing trick along with your vehicle! This is exactly what happened with a city resident.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI Governor says 'high uncertainty' on inflation: MPC minutes
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) RBI Governor Urjit Patel cited "high uncertainty" on inflation while holding the central bank's key interest rate for the fourth successive policy review earlier this month, though it was the first time that a Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member had voted against the majority decision, the minutes of the latest MPC meeting released on Wednesday showed.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Opposition parties to meet Thursday, Meira Kumar could be candidate
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Unfazed by JD-U's decision to back NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, major opposition parties will meet here on Thursday amid indications that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could be their nominee for the presidential election.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kovind meets Advani, Joshi
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday met veteran BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi here.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
French business delegation to visit Nagpur on Thursday
Nagpur, June 21 (IANS) A 30-member French business delegation led by Paul Hermelin, Special Representative for Bilateral Economic Relations, will arrive here on Thursday with aims to expand Indo-French bilateral cooperation, an official statement said here on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Mexican naval ship on goodwill visit to Mumbai
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Mexican Navy Ship, ARM Cuauhtemoc arrived here on Wednesday on a six-day goodwill trip and was accorded a welcome with traditional fanfare by the Indian Navy, an official said here.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Karnataka waives cooperative crop loans up to Rs 50,000
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Wednesday announced waiving of crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 of over 22 lakh farmers from cooperative banks in the state.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ruling AIADMK faction to support Kovind
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK faction on Wednesday announced its support for NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Meira Kumar meets Sonia
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who is among the opposition's likely presidential candidates, on Wednesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Now pay through your watch at Delhi Metro
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Delhi Metro commuters will now be able to wear their smart cards on wrists as DMRC has allowed the use of wrist watches launched by Austrian company LAKS to make payments at the gates.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
With JD-U, Kovind's support base swells
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) With JD-U deciding to back Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA nominee was on Wednesday all set to sail through the July 17 presidential election by a comfortable margin even though a contest seemed imminent.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Qatar, Gulf neighbours impasse needs UN intervention'
Accra, June 21 (IANS/MAP) An international security expert has called on the UN to initiate direct talks between Qatar and the Gulf countries over growing concerns that Doha is funding extremist groups.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Ghana,Politics,Diplomacy
May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's 'Brexit' speech
London, June 21 (IANS) Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday dropped key Tory manifesto pledges, including expanding grammar schools and revisiting the fox-hunting ban, as the Queen announced a pared-down legislative programme focused on delivering Brexit.
2017-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Two women Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh
Narayanpur, June 21 (IANS) Two women Maoists were shot dead in a gunfight between the rebels and security forces in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district on Wednesday, a senior police official said.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
ONGC-Unesco join hands to get Chilika Lake heritage site tag
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) A joint team of the ONGC and Unesco has carried out a preliminary survey for the conservation of Chilika Lake to help the country's largest coastal lagoon secure the world heritage site tag, said an official on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
London blaze survivors to be rehoused at luxury complex
London, June 21 (IANS) The survivors of London's devastating Grenfell Tower fire will be rehoused in a luxury development in the heart of Kensington, the government said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Confed Cup teams undergoing tough doping control'
Guangzhou, June 21 (IANS) National teams taking part in the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup are undergoing tough doping control by the world football governing body FIFA, Chairman of the Russia-2018 Organising Committee, Vitaly Mutko stated on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Digital commerce market to reach Rs 220,330 cr by December 2017: Report
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The digital commerce market, which grew at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30 per cent during December 2011-16, is estimated to reach Rs 220,330 crore by the end of 2017, a recent report said here on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hike in paddy MSP is disappointing: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday expressed his displeasure over the Central government's decision to increase the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy by a mere Rs 80 per quintal.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
On International Yoga Day, SP takes out cycle rallies
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) On a day when hundreds of events were held to mark the third International Yoga Day across Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party held cycle rallies at many places in the state to match the ruling BJP's Yoga Diwas.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
BJP welcomes JD-U's support to Kovind
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday welcomed the JD-U's support to the NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind and appealed to other political parties to also support him.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AirAsia happy to fly domestic, for now: CEO
Paris, June 21 (IANS) India is a complicated country with aggressive competition, but AirAsia is happy flying in the domestic market and has a clear path ahead, says group CEO Tony Fernandes.
2017-06-21
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
'Beggar' remark pits Badal against Badal in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) A remark regarding beggars made by Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal while addressing the plight of debt-ridden farmers in the agrarian state has made him the target of his estranged cousin and opposition Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Unfit Rudisha to skip Kenya's trials to focus on title defence
Nairobi, June 21 (IANS) World and Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha of Kenya has confirmed that he will skip Friday's national trials for the World Athletics Championships in August.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Indian anti-hunger activist to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth II
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra, who has been committed to solving hunger and malnutrition in India, is all set to receive the prestigious Queen's Young Leaders Award with 60 others from all 53 Commonwealth countries.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Intel partners with world Olympic body
New York, June 21 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel on Wednesday announced a long-term technology partnership at an official signing ceremony here with IOC President Thomas Bach and the US tech giant's chief executive officer Brian Krzanich.
2017-06-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports,Science/Tech
Alpha Cueists beat Snookin Shooters in Snooker meet
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Alpha Cueists led by Faisal Khan secured a convincing 6-1 victory over Snookin Shooters on the second day of the Bengal Snooker League at the Saturday Club here on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Indians will benefit from Asian Athletics Championships, say Usha, Anju
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Former Olympians P.T. Usha and Anju Bobby George on Wednesday said Indian athletes will get valuable exposure when they compete against some of the top contenders from across the continent at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Youth poisons four siblings, self with burgers in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) A 21-year-old barber poisoned to death his four siblings with burgers in Punjab's Kapurthala town before committing suicide himself, police said on Wednesday, citing poverty as the reason.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Benami land deals: Misa Bharti quizzed by IT officials for 5 hours
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Income Tax officials on Wednesday quizzed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti for five hours in connection with an over Rs 1,000-crore benami (proxy) land deals case, an official said.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italian PM blasts EU's 'dramatically slow' handling of migrant crisis
Rome, June 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Wednesday slammed the European Union's delayed response to the crisis in the Mediterranean, where over 69,000 migrants have crossed to Italy this year and at least 2,000 have perished on the journey.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two Congress MLAs in Bengal join Trinamool
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) In another blow to the Congress, two of its MLAs, Sankar Singha and Arindam Bhattacharya, on Wednesday joined the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress.
2017-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Italian neo-fascist bomber held after sentencing for 1974 attack
Rome, June 21 (IANS/AKI) Portuguese police on Wednesday arrested 65-year-old neo-fascist Maurizio Tramonte a day after Italy's top court sentenced him to life in prison for the deadly 1974 bombing of a trade union rally in the northern city of Brescia.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Brussels station attacker was Moroccan, 'known to police'
Brussels, June 21 (IANS) A man who is suspected to have set off a bomb at Brussels Central Station a day ago has been identified as a 36-year-old Moroccan, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Belgium,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Commerce Ministry to coincide mid-term review of FTP with GST roll-out
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Union Commerce and Industry Ministry is trying to coincide the mid-term review of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20) to coincide with the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and it is aligning the existing schemes in the policy with the upcoming indirect tax regime, officials said here on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Don't endorse GST, Congress urges Amitabh
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) The Congress' Mumbai unit on Wednesday asked megastar Amitabh Bachchan to refrain from acting as the Brand Ambassador for the upcoming Goods & Services Tax (GST) being rolled out from July 1.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Murray still confident of winning Wimbledon
London, June 21 (IANS) Scottish star Andy Murray remains confident that he will be able to defend his Wimbledon title despite his first round loss in the ongoing Aegon Championships here.
2017-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Russia can take lead in 'Make in India' for defence: Jaitley
Novosibirsk (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Russian companies which have had a long experience in working with India can take a lead role in participating in the Make in India programme, Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Acquirers of distressed companies exempted for making open offers
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Investors who acquire major stakes in a company from lenders who had acquired stakes in distressed companies will be exempted from making the mandatory open offer, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) Board decided on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Hinduja Leyland Finance scraps IPO plans
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Non-banking finance company Hinduja Leyland Finance Ltd has decided to scrap its initial public offering plans and has withdrawn its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) filed with the Securities and Exchange Board of India, parent firm Ashok Leyland Ltd said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Bring wellness mantra to work culture
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) It is very important to emphasise the need and importance of wellness time and again at office. So, the key is to follow an individualistic fitness mantra, and participate in yoga, cycling, swimming, or running events organised by companies, say experts.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wind, solar projects to lead to three lakh new jobs: Study
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) More than 300,000 new workers can be employed in wind and solar jobs and more than one million total employment opportunities can be created in achieving India's ambitious clean energy goals to install 160 GW of renewable power by 2022, a study said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Edge of an Era' will stimulate ideas, says author Carlo Pizzati
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Italian journalist and novelist Carlo Pizzati says his latest book 'The Edge of an Era', intense and rich in content, will leave readers with stimulating ideas.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Romanian PM voted out of office by own party
Bucharest, June 21 (IANS) Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu lost his job on Wednesday after his own party and its governing partner voted against him in a no-confidence motion in parliament.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Romania,Politics
England's Brunt positive ahead of Women's Cricket World Cup
London, June 21 (IANS) England medium pacer Katherine Brunt on Wednesday said her team were positive about the upcoming Women's cricket World Cup, starting from June 24 here, and can add another title to their history.
2017-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Karnan brought to Kolkata and sent to jail, SC refuses any relief (Roundup)
Kolkata/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan was on Wednesday jailed, a day after he was arrested in the case of contempt but last-ditch efforts by his lawyers to get relief from the Supreme Court failed.
2017-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jamil becomes East Bengal's new coach, inks one-year deal
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal on Wednesday appointed Khalid Jamil as their head coach for the upcoming season.
2017-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Airbnb, World Bank Group partner to boost rural tourism
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Community-driven hospitality company Airbnb on Wednesday announced partnership with World Bank Group with an aim to boost rural tourism.
2017-06-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Vijay's next film is titled 'Mersal'
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) The makers of actor Vijay's next Tamil outing on Wednesday unveiled the film's title and first look on the eve of the actor's birthday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
India's transgender band performs at fest in Cannes
Cannes/Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) India's first transgender band 6-Pack Band went global with their first international performance at a festival in Cannes.
2017-06-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnan brought to Kolkata, sent straight to Presidency jail
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan who was arrested by the West Bengal CID officials from near Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Tuesday, was brought to Kolkata on Wednesday and sent to jail.
2017-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Opposition split wide open, JD-U to back Kovind
Patna/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The opposition on Wednesday suffered a big blow with JD-U deciding to back the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the President's election boosting the numbers for the ruling side while the rivals made it clear that they will put up a candidate.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian-origin cabbie charged over fatal crash in Australia
Canberra, June 21 (IANS) An Indian-origin taxi driver in Australia has been charged with dangerous driving causing a fatal crash in which a woman was killed and 12 people were injured.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
JD-U to back Kovind, to skip opposition meet
Patna, June 21 (IANS) The JD-U on Wednesday decided to back the NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind for President and skip the opposition meeting in New Delhi on Thursday, bringing to the surface cracks in the opposition.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Benami land deals: Misa Bharti quizzed by IT officials for 5 hours
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti on Wednesday appeared before the Income Tax Department officials here in connection with over Rs 1,000-crore benami (proxy) land deals case, an official said.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Health start-up Cardiotrack to set up operations in Mexico
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Bangaluru-based healthcare start-up Cardiotrack, which provides predictive diagnosis for cardiovascular diseases, on Wednesday said it has entered into an agreement with a Mexican state to set up operations and also invest in a unit to train people.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology,Health/Medicine
Afghan government hires Jindal Law School graduate
Sonepat (Haryana), June 21 (IANS) Wali Zardan, an L.L.M graduate from Jindal Global Law School of O.P. Jindal Global University in Haryana, has been appointed the Legal Director of the Ministry of Mines & Petroleum of the Government of Afghanistan, the university has said.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Sophos to secure Konica Minolta's 'Workplace Hub'
London, June 21 (IANS) Global software security firm Sophos on Wednesday announced a partnership with Japan-based Konica Minolta to secure its popular platform "Workplace Hub".
2017-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Permission sought to tranquilise, treat injured Bandhavgarh tigress
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A tigress who sustained neck wounds while attempting to free herself from a trap set up by poachers in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh is being tracked by forest officials for the past three days to treat her injuries.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mini series to showcase history of Indian cinema
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) "Silsila Cinema Ka" -- an eight-part mini series -- will soon help viewers enhance their knowledge about the history of Indian cinema
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
DCCBs allowed to deposit demonetised notes with RBI, Shiv Sena claims credit (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The government on Tuesday allowed the RBI to accept demonetised notes collected by District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) immediately after the note ban, a decision BJP's ally Shiv Sena said was taken at its instance.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BCCI tried to mediate between Kumble, Kohli: Shukla
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Asserting that a new national team coach will be appointed before next month's Sri Lanka tour, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said board officials tried to resolve the differences between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli, but to no avail.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Finding solution to Korea crisis everyone's responsibility: China
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China said on Wednesday that all the countries involved in the North Korean crisis should shoulder the responsibility of finding a solution and efforts on Beijing's part alone would not resolve the issue.
2017-06-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
EESL plans Rs 6,000 crore capex during 2017-18 fiscal
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) State-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) plans to invest Rs 6,000 crore as capital expenditure during the 2017-18 fiscal year.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Retail banking faces significant threat from FinTech entrants: Study
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Retail banking faces significant threat from entrants in Financial Technology (FinTech) space who are using simpler and less expensive services and depending on their scalability, could even prove disruptive for the traditional banks, a study said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
5G to make AR, VR experiences mainstream: Report
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Consumers across the globe expect virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to merge with physical reality and the upcoming 5G technology will help make such experiences mainstream, a new report revealed on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cash awards flow in for Pakistan cricket champions
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) The emphatic ICC Champions Trophy title win has turned the young Pakistan cricketers into millionaires almost overnight.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Mixed day for Indian shuttlers at Australia Open
Sydney, June 21 (IANS) It was a mixed day for Indian shuttlers as defending champion Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and B. Sai Praneeth advanced while Parupalli Kashyap, Ajay Jayaram and H.S. Prannoy bowed out of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries here on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
It's business as usual at China dog meat festival, despite ban
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) Despite a week-old law banning the sale of canine meat, the Chinese city of Yulin held its annual dog meat festival on Wednesday -- though on a lower scale.
2017-06-21
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
TMC seeks Ahluwalia's resignation over Darjeeling comments
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Terming Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahluwalia's comments on the pro-Gorkhaland agitation in the hills as "unconstitutional and stroking fire into the issue" West Bengal ruling party Trinamool Congress on Wednesday demanded his immediate resignation from the Lok Sabha.
2017-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
China celebrates International Yoga Day
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) Thousands turned up in various cities of China to celebrate the third International Yoga Day on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
NASA, Italian Space Agency to probe cosmic X-ray mysteries
Washington, June 21 (IANS) NASA has signed an agreement with Italian Space Agency for the launch of a probe that will provide important clues about the origins of cosmic X-rays, their interactions with matter and gravity as they travel through space.
2017-06-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Equities close flat on global cues, selling pressure in auto stocks (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) After a volatile day of trade, the Indian equity markets on Wednesday closed on a flat but marginally red note as negative global cues, outflow of funds and heavy selling pressure in automobile, metal, and oil and gas stocks subdued investors' sentiments.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Films cannot change society but can start a dialogue: Kabir Khan
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Kabir Khan focuses on political conflicts and how that affects humanity with most of his films like "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Ek Tha Tiger", "New York" and "Kabul Express". The filmmaker says though he is aware that a film cannot bring any change in a society, he believes the power of cinema can impact the human mind.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russia can take lead in Make in India for defence: Jaitley
Novosibirsk (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Russian companies which have had a long experience in working with India can take a lead role in participating in the Make in India programme, Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
RCS traffic to be 4 lakh-plus passengers during FY18: ICRA
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Ratings agency ICRA on Wednesday estimated that passenger traffic generated from the central government's ambitious regional air connectivity scheme UDAN would be around 4.43 lakh passengers only during FY2018.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jennifer Metcalfe, Greg Lake welcome baby boy
London, June 21 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Metcalfe and partner Greg Lake have announced the arrival of their son on Tuesday.
2017-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kochi IOC LPG terminal project won't be dropped: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) The Indian Oil Corporation's (IOC) LPG import terminal at Puthuvypeen in Kochi will not be dropped despite the strong protests against it in the area though work will be stopped till a panel of experts ascertains if there were any violations in clearances, said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Beer most loved form of alcohol in metro cities: Survey
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Individuals living in Gurugram and Bengaluru consume the highest amount of beer with people of Mumbai preferring to get high on hard drinks, according to a survey.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NSE gets SEBI notice on preferential access to brokers
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued a show cause notice to the National Stock Exchange (NSE) following the market regulator's probe into the alleged preferential access given by the stock exchange to some brokers through its 'co-location' facility.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sena claims credit for RBI accepting old notes from co-op banks
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Wednesday claimed credit for the central government granting permission to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to accept the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Additional flights on India-Qatar route will start shortly: Government
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said that additional flights on the India-Qatar route will start shortly to ease the movement of Indians staying in the Middle East country.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Women's hockey squad named for HWL Semi Final
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday announced an 18-member womens squad for the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final, to be held between July 8 to 23 in Johannesburg.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Musicians rejoice on World Music Day
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Wishing all music lovers on the occasion of World Music Day on Wednesday, some of the Indian musicians say the celebration of music should not be restricted to one day since the "world breathes music, every moment, everyday".
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
International Yoga Day celebrated in Pakistan too
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The third International Yoga Day was celebrated in Pakistan too but on a muted scale. The organisers said a much bigger event will follow after Ramadan ends.
2017-06-21
Category: International, India,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Infections during infancy may increase celiac disease risk
London, June 21 (IANS) Infections during early life are associated with increased risk of gluten intolerance or celiac disease later in life, suggests new research.
2017-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Made 'AAA' as a fan of Simbu: Adhik
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Director Adhik Ravichandran says he made forthcoming Tamil action-drama "Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan" aka "AAA" as a fan of its lead star Simbu and his efforts paid off.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
HC dubs MCDs claims on garbage removal as 'eyewash'
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Ordering action against erring officials, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday slammed the national capital's municipal bodies over their failure to remove garbage from the city roads and dubbed their claims on trash removal as an "eyewash"
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
DTC to purchase 1,000 new buses
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday said that DTC will procure 1,000 new standard floor, non-AC buses and will also take care of maintainance on its own.
2017-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Gen. Sharif can't be recalled from Saudi Arabia: Aziz
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday told Parliament that former army chief General Raheel Sharif had taken command of the 41-nation Saudi-led military coalition in his personal capacity and cannot be recalled.
2017-06-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy