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Bengal BJP chief changes residence after new threat alert
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh's residence was changed on Thursday to make room for new security arrangements, following inputs regarding a life-threatening attack on him by some "foreign agents".
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
16 retail fashion brands commit to sustainability
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Sixteen retail fashion brands have signed the Su.Re (sustainability resolution) project launched by the Textile Ministry, IMG Reliance and Clothing Manufacturers Association Of India (CMAI).
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why is Congress afraid over PC's arrrest, asks Joshi
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Questioning why Congress was 'afraid' over its heavyweight leader P Chidambaram's arrest, Union Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday said the Congress should not worry about its leader if he has committed no wrong.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
5 linked to Pak terror-funding racket brought to Bhopal
Bhopal, Aug 22 (IANS) Five persons arrested from Satna in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday evening for alleged links with a terror funding racket managed by Pakistani operatives were brought to Bhopal on Thursday evening for interrogation by Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS).
2019-08-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PKL 7: All-round Bengal Warriors beat Patna Pirates 35-26
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Bengal Warriors produced an all-round performance in the only match of Pro Kabaddi League on Thursday to beat former champions Patna Pirates 35-26 in front of a packed audience at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Zomato CEO taunts NRAI President, latter rebuts
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After a couple of letters from Zomato failed to pacify Rahul Singh, President of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), to stop the #logout campaign, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal took to Twitter on Thursday in a bid to embarrass him for the "Gold" programme of The Beer Cafe.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IndusFood adds two new verticals, sets $1.5 bn target
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The organisers of Indian F&B sourcing show, IndusFood, have set a target of $1.5 billion in its 2020 edition with the addition of two new verticals "Indusfood-Tech and Indusfood-Chem".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Prasad reveals why Jonty didn't make the cut in list of 3
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) India's chairman of selectors M.S.K. Prasad on Thursday cleared the air on why South African fielding great Jonty Rhodes had to leave empty-handed despite applying for the post of fielding coach as R. Sridhar was retained.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Five die in Ghaziabad while cleaning sewer
Ghaziabad, Aug 22 (IANS) At least five persons working for a water drainage project died of asphyxiation while cleaning a sewer here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PC to sleep on 'takht' in Tihar once CBI custody ends
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance and Home Minister P. Chidambaram would be spending his next four nights in the plush CBI headquarters on Lodhi Road during the police remand, but his stay in his expected judicial custody would be rather harsh. Tentative arrangements are being chalked out at Tihar jail, once the CBI custody of the high-profile prisoner ends.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Andhra HC suspends pre-closure orders on Polavaram
Amaravati, Aug 22 (IANS) In a setback to the YSRCP government, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday suspended pre-closure orders to Navayuga Engineering Company for developing a hydroelectric station as part of the multipurpose Polavaram project.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
No entry in S. Delhi for CVs sans RFID tag after Aug 23
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The deadline for pre-registration of RFID tags and recharge of tags has been decided for August 23, by both Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation. The commercial vehicles without RFID tags post this date will not be allowed to enter south Delhi.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SC asks NHAI to defend Salem-Chennai highway
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) as to how it will defend the Rs 10,000 crore eight-lane Salem-Chennai highway, a part of the 'Bharatmala Pariyojana', which is a scheme envisaged to cut the travel time between the two cities by half.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Three arrested in a road rage case in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting two others in a case of road rage, the police said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1 lakh LED streetlights in Kolkata, Bidhannagar
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) In a bid to cut down on carbon emissions, the West Bengal government has decided to retrofit about one lakh smart LED streetlights in municipal corporation areas covering Kolkata and neighbouring Bidhannagar, a senior minister announced here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Plea in SC challenging amendments to UAPA Act
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Act, 2019, notified by the Centre, to designate an individual as a terrorist.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Naik inspects Bharat Electronics Ltd facility in Bengaluru
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik inspected defence facilities at the Bengaluru-based Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) including the unit that develops critical high-technology electronic components and the coastal surveillance system, officials said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Recession inevitable if protectionism rises: Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday warned that the world economy will fall into a recession which will spare no country if the protectionist policies and "unilateral measures" being adopted by some developed countries continue.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CSC signs MoU with ministry to digitise panchayats
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Common Service Centre SPV (CSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to convert all gram panchayats into "digital panchayats", a statement said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Broader markets worse than Myanmar, Bangladesh'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Well-known investor Porinju Veliyath on Thursday expressed his agony over the sorry state of affairs of Indian financial markets ever since the Budget was announced last month.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Scindia to head Maharashtra Cong screening panel
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) With the Maharashtra Assembly elections just months away, the Congress here on Thursday constituted a screening committee with former Union Minister Jyotidaritya Scindia as its chairman.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goyal gets one-year extension as ITPO CMD
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The tenure of L.C. Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), has been extended by one year.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ICHR should carry out research for society: HRD Minister
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday asked the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) to extend its scope of research work to benefit society, an official release said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
MHA to hold high-level meet on J&K on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry will hold a high-level meeting on Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday next week, said a Ministry source on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google ditches desserts, unveils Android 10
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Breaking the 10-year history of naming Android releases after desserts, Google on Thursday announced it had officially named the next version as just Android 10.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sonia hits out at those 'inventing new past for us'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Narendra Modi government, saying despite her party getting a huge mandate in 1984, it never created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan again violates ceasefire on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan resorted to yet another ceasefire violation across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, two days after an Indian soldier was killed in heavy shelling from across the border. No casualties have been reported.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rules issued for Sabka Vishwas scheme to curb legacy cases
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Thursday issued rules for Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme announced in the Union Budget to curb the pending litigations under the erstwhile indirect tax regime.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vodafone fastest 4G network in Delhi-NCR: Ookla
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) US-based broadband speed tester Ookla on Thursday said that Vodafone has emerged as the fastest 4G network in Delhi.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Praneeth in quarters, Prannoy loses in BWF World C'ships
Basel, Aug 22 (IANS) B Sai Praneeth stunned world no 8 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to progress to the quarter-finals while H S Prannoy lost at the BWF World Championships here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Ashes: Warner helps Aus to 54/2 at tea
Leeds, Aug 22 (IANS) David Warner seemed to be getting back among runs as Australia crawled to 54/2 at tea on a rain-affected opening day of the third Ashes Test here at Headingley on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Justice Sunil Gaur, who denied bail to PC, retires
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) : Justice Sunil Gaur who passed the order denying anticipatory bail to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and businessman Ratul Puri, retired on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul, Rahane steady ship; India's top order collapse (Lunch report)
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel tormented the top order before K.L. Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane steadied the ship to help India reach 68/3 at lunch in the opening Test here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Kia Motors India launches mid-segment SUV Seltos
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Kia Motors India on Thursday launched mid-segment SUV Seltos, its first product for the Indian market.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pak plans to send in Afghan JeM militants through LoC, Gujarat
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants are planning terrorist strikes in India after entering the country through Kashmir and Gujarat, the Indian Army said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ravidas demolition: 96 arrested as tension prevails
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Fear prevails in Delhi's Tughlaqabad Extension area which witnessed police lathi-charge and vandalism on Wednesday after Dalit protesters turned violent over demolition of a Sant Ravidas temple even as 96 people have been arrested so far.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
NDTV's interim CEO Suparna Singh resigns
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Media company NDTV on Thursday said that its interim CEO Suparna Singh has resigned from the post with immediate effect.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Media
PIB tweet on Netaji sparks controversy
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The Press Information Bureau's tweet announcing August 18 as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's death anniversary stirred a major controversy as his followers and family members looked divided over the announcement regarding the demise of the hero of India's freedom struggle.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Vodafone Idea launches 'TurboNet' 4G in select markets
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Telecom major Vodafone Idea on Thursday announced the launch of "TurboNet" 4G services in select cities of Uttar Pradesh West, Rajasthan and Rest of Bengal (excluding Kolkata) circles where it has successfully integrated the network.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IndiGo to restart Delhi-Singapore flights from September
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Budget carrier IndiGo will restart flight services between Delhi and Singapore from September.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan stops devotees from visiting India
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) A group of Pakistani devotees has been stopped from visiting India due to recent tensions post abrogation of Article 370, according to a report in Express News daily on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Filmmakers cheated of Rs 24.50 lakh in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 22 (IANS) A group of miscreants posing as filmmakers forced two film producers at gunpoint to transfer Rs 24.50 lakh to an unknown bank account, the police said here on Thursday. An FIR has been registered at the Badshahpur police station.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED grills Raj Thackeray for over 8 hours (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) grilled Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray for over eight hours in a decade-old money-laundering case involving realty deals and IL&FS, here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Indo-Pak Davis Cup tie postponed to November
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Davis Cup tie against Pakistan was on Thursday postponed to November after a security review by the Davis Cup committee, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
SC extends status quo on Jaypee insolvency resolution
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday extended by a week the status quo on the insolvency process on Jaypee Group's plea against the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal's (NCLAT) order.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Indrani Mukherjea's statement paved way for CBI against PC
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The CBI, which registered a case in May 2017 of alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when P. Chidambaram was the Finance Minister in the UPA-1 government, got a much-needed shot in the arm after recording the statement of jailed media baron and co-accused Indrani Mukherjea last year.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi Assembly resolves to rebuild Ravidas temple
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Thursday tabled a resolution demanding an ordinance by the Centre to allot land for rebuilding the demolished Saint Ravidas temple in the national capital.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Odisha orders probe after ragging clips go viral
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday ordered a probe after several videos showing ragging of junior students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Sambalpur district went viral on social media.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education
MPC member's long word makes short work of it!
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India's August policy meet had quite a few 'unconventional' takeaways. It will surely be recalled for the 35 basis point rate cut and 'floccinaucinihilipilification' (no spelling error!).
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Parole of convict in Rajiv killing extended
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday extended the parole period by three weeks for S. Nalini, one of the seven convicts in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
NSUI justifies tarring 'traitor' Savarkar's bust (2nd Lead, correcting para 1)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Members of the National Students Union of India put a shoe garland around Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's bust and tarred it with the Congress' student wing on Thursday calling him a traitor and accusing the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the RSS' student wing, of trying to 'saffronise' the Delhi University.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Rathour, Arun, Sridhar selectors' priority for support staff
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Indian senior selection committee on Thursday shortlisted candidates for various coaching positions with Vikram Rathour, Bharat Arun and R. Sridhar on priority list for the role of the team's support staff.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bombay HC quashes orders attaching NSEL assets
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) In a major victory for fintech firm 63 moons, the Bombay High Court on Thursday ruled that the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) is not a financial institution and hence notifications for attachment of the company's assets, including bank accounts and properties, under the MPID Act stand quashed.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Marijuana worth Rs 1 crore seized in Jaipur
Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) Police in Jaipur seized marijuana (ganja) worth Rs 1 crore weighing around 600 kgs and arrested two persons involved in smuggling of drugs in the state on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fuel supply to Air India stopped at 6 airports (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Thursday evening stopped fuel supply to national carrier Air India at six airports, following non-payment of dues.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nepal, India ink MoU on food safety
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) Nepal and India inked an agreement on food safety standards, while New Delhi handed over cheques amounting to Rs 3.74 billion for two projects, including reimbursement for post-quake reconstruction, during the Fifth Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting that was attended by Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali here.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy
Bombay HC orders FIR against Pawars, others in bank scam
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Thursday ordered the police to lodge a FIR, within five days, against Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, ex-Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and at least 70 others in a Rs 1,000 crore scam in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Enormity of sum involved needs in-depth probe: Judge on PC
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) "The allegations made against accused are serious in nature and there cannot be a dispute with the fact that a detailed and in- depth investigation is required in the present case," said Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar in his order sending former Union Minister P. Chidambaram to CBI custody till August 26.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ALERT: Bombay HC orders FIR against Sharad Pawar in bank scam case
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2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nirav Modi custody extended till Sept 19
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, on Thursday appeared before a UK court via videolink and was remanded in prison till September 19.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Amazon Fresh' launched with 2 hour delivery service
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon India on Thursday announced the launch of "Amazon Fresh", offering food and grocery items, for select pin-codes in the city.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
NSUI justifies tarring 'traitor' Savarkar's bust
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After members of the National Students Union of India, student wing of the Congress, put a shoe garland around Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's bust and tarred it, the NSUI on Thursday called Savarkar a traitor and accused the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), of trying to 'saffornise' the Delhi University.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Niti Aayog calls for extraordinary steps to tackle slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Thursday said the government must do whatever possible to handle the high stress in the financial sector which has resulted in an economic slowdown.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's consumer confidence drops in August: Report
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Consumer confidence in India has declined by 3.1 percentage points in August compared to last month, according to the latest India Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI).
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Newbies, veterans share Day 1 of LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 Day 1 was shared by newbies as well as veterans of the Indian fashion industry. While several young designers made their debut with this edition of LFW, others celebrated their years-long journey.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
TiE Hyderabad launches new membership
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) In an effort to further stimulate entrepreneurship pursuits, TiE Hyderabad has launched new line of membership called 'select members.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
ISRO releases Moon picture showing Mare Orientale basin
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian space agency on Thursday released the first Moon image shot by Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Plea in SC challenges validity of triple talaq law
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Jamiat Uilama-I-Hind, a Muslim body, moved the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the constitutional validity of the triple talaq law -- The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
IAF to induct first batch of Apache copters on Sept 3
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The first batch of Apache helicopters, which have already arrived in India, will be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force in Pathankot, Punjab on September 3.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
SC hears 1950 affidavits by Muslims, Akhara's title stance
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) On the 10th day of the Ayodhya title dispute hearing on Thursday, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took up two important aspects of the case -- affidavits filed by Muslims in 1950 claiming mosque was constructed after demolishing a temple, and the stance of the Nirmohi Akhara on its title.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Nepal, India agree to enter new era of partnership
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) Nepal and India have agreed to enter into "a new era of partnership and cooperation", with talks between Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar focusing on increasing bilateral engagements and taking relations to new heights.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy
Kim Kardashian shares first-ever photo with all four kids
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Kim Kardashian took to Instagram to share her first-ever picture with all four of her children.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Protesters' ad campaign gross exaggeration: HK govt
Hong Kong, Aug 22 (IANS) A campaign launched by Hong Kong activists to rally international support for anti-Beijing protests that have gripped the city for weeks has been branded by the autonomous region's government as a "gross exaggeration of events".
2019-08-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
This is how PC defended himself in CBI court
Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In an unusual move, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram himself spoke in the CBI court and defended himself in the INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Android 10 coming on all Nokia smartphones
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) HMD Global, that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, on Thursday said Android 10 will soon arrive on entire Nokia smartphone portfolio.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Philippines' former Foreign Secretary arrested
Manila, Aug 22 (IANS) The Philippines police arrested former Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Thursday for "several violations" of banking laws that the country's central bank filed against him in 2011.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Russia launches humanoid robot into space
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) Russia launched its first humanoid robot astronaut into the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech
Court rejects Qandeel Baloch's parents' plea to pardon sons
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) A court in Pakistan's Punjab province on Thursday rejected a request by the parents of slain social media star and model Qandeel Baloch to pardon their sons for her murder.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
CBI DSP, who held Karti in INX case, arrests PC too
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) CBI Deputy Superintendent of Police R. Parthasarathy, who scaled the six-foot-high boundary wall of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's residence to arrest him on Wednesday night, is the same officer who arrested his son in February 2018 from the Chennai airport.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Short film aims to highlight LGBTQ challenges
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Filmmakers Ritika Jayaswal and Tushar Tyagi are all set for their upcoming short film titled "Saving Chintu". Ritika has said their film explores the challenges faced by LGBTQ community and also brings more complex issues to perspective.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Civil shadow council begs alms to felicitate SSC students
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) Members of a self-appointed 'shadow council' which keeps tabs on the affairs of the Margao Municipal Council in South Goa, embarked on a "begging drive" to collect funds for felicitation of Class 10 students by city fathers.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Classical music, dance fest on Krishna in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) As the nation gets festive ahead of Krishna Janmashtami, a two-day festival of classical music and dance will have the national capital immersed in the songs of 'Govinda'.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Khushali Kumar's debut film a 'slice-of-life comedy'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Gulshan Kumar's daughter Khushali Kumar is all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite R. Madhavan in "Dahi Cheeni". She plays a lawyer in the film, and has already started doing her homework to get into the skin of the character.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Western Zonal Council endorses abrogation of Art 370
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) The Western Zonal Council of states on Thursday endorsed the decision by the Modi government to abrogate Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution related to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Cotton champions at Day 2 of LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The first show on the second day of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019, dedicated to sustainability, opened with an interaction with two organic cotton farmers from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh who spoke about the importance of producing and consuming organic cotton.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chidambaram sent to 4 days CBI custody in INX media case
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Thursday granted the probe agency four days of custody of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram for questioning in the INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tripura couple commit suicide, loan burden suspected
Agartala, Aug 22 (IANS) A young couple, who got married 8 months ago, committed suicide in Tripura on Thursday by hanging themselves, police said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata's tea-selling act 'scripted, melodramatic': Roy
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) West Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy on Thursday attacked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for donning the role of a tea-seller at a roadside stall and claimed that "enacting scripted and melodramatic scenes won't save her chair."
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Turkey, US to launch 1st phase of Syria safe-zone plan
Ankara, Aug 22 (IANS) Turkey and the US have agreed to immediately launch the first phase of the safe zone plan in Syria after months of dispute over the depth of the zone and who would control it, the media reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Airtel has a strong balance sheet: Goldman Sachs
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Bharti Airtel, is staying strong and growing and has a robust balance sheet, said broking house Goldman Sachs.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Five Maoist guerrillas arrested in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Jharkhand police arrested five Maoist guerrillas from Simdega and Khuti districts on Thursday, the police said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
'The Godfather' actor says he lost virginity to Marilyn Monroe
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) "The Godfather" actor Gianni Russo says he lost his virginity to Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe when he was 15 and she was 33.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP to ask MPs to explain Ravidas demolition fallout
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) An upset BJP top brass is likely to demand an explanation from its seven Delhi MPs over the way things unfolded after the demolition of the Sant Ravidas temple in the national capital on August 10 that led to violent Dalit protests.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'For me, RK Studio was like a place of worship'
I feel heartbroken to hear the news of RK Studio demolition.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
West Indies win the toss, opt to field against India
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to field first against India in the first of the two-match Test series on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
CBI to file reply in AJL, Manesar scam cases by Sep 18
Panchkula (Haryana), Aug 22 (IANS) The CBI will file its reply in the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) land allotment case involving Haryana's two-time Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda, senior Congress leader Motilal Vora and others on September 18.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Backstop is indispensable, Macron tells Johnson
Paris, Aug 22 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said that the Ireland-Northern Ireland backstop plan was "indispensable" to preserve political stability and the single market as he met visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was here on second leg of a trip aimed at pushing the EU to shift its position on Brexit.
2019-08-22
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
None will escape recession, if protectionism rises: Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday warned that the world economy will fall into a recession which will spare no country if the protectionist policies and "unilateral measures" being adopted by some developed countries continue.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Need to undertake intensive work on potato: Himachal Guv
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalraj Mishra on Thursday stressed the need to undertake intensive scientific research work on potato so that more and more farmers could be encouraged for its cultivation.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Science/Tech
India women's football team to play against Uzbekistan
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The India women's football team will take on Uzbekistan in two friendly matches ahead of their AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Govt teams assessing damage in flood-hit areas: Shah
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) Instead of waiting for reports of damage caused by recent floods in western India, the Central government has dispatched teams of officials to conduct damage assessment surveys, Union Home Minister Amit Shah told a meeting of the Western Zonal Council of states, a statement said here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Modi to launch renovation of Sree Krishna temple in Bahrain
Manama (Bahrain), Aug 22 (IANS) A 200-year-old Sree Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital will be renovated at a cost of $4.2 million with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally launching the renovation project during his visit here.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Bahrain,Politics,Religion
Pradhan to launch CNG supply stations in Ranchi
Ranchi, Aug 22 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch CNG supply stations in Ranchi on Friday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy
Chidamabarm sent to CBI custody till August 26
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A special CBI court on Thursday sent former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, who was arrested on Wednesday evening in the INX Media case, to CBI's custody till August 26.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ALERT: Chidambaram sent to CBI custody till Aug 26
sak/kr
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'No, thanks': Chidambaram to offer of seat in court
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The spanking new Rouse Avenue court complex was unusually busy on Thursday as it awaited a most high-profile visitor, former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, who was produced in the court of Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar after spending a night in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Germany, UK popular destinations for migrants within Europe
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Germany and Britain are the most popular destination countries for migration within Europe, says a study.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Athar Siddiqui set to play antagonist on TV
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Athar Siddiqui, who featured in the mythological show "Paramavatar Shri Krishna", has joined the cast of the show "Jag Janani Maa Vaishno Devi" as an antagonist.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajiv signed accords that ended years of conflict: Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday recalled his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's role in the signing of the Punjab, Assam and Mizoram peace accords that helped end years of conflict and violence.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fear grips residents a day after violence over Ravidas temple
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Fear prevails in Delhi's Tughlaqabad Extension area which witnessed police lathi-charge and vandalism on Wednesday after Dalit activists turned violent over demolition of a Sant Ravidas temple.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Pakistan warns cable operators against airing Indian content
Lahore, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority chairman Saleem Baig has warned all TV cable operators of Lahore region of strict action if Indian channels and Indian content are aired.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
S.Korea to end military intel-sharing pact with Japan
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) South Korea's presidential palace on Thursday decided to scrap the military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid the trade spat between the two countries.
2019-08-22
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
'Dream Girl' is a masala film: Ayushmann Khurrana
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his upcoming release "Dream Girl" is one of the most commercial films of his career, and that the film will wholly entertain the audience.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi visit: 56 Indian firms keen to foray into Bahrain
Manama (Bahrain), Aug 22 (IANS) As many as 56 Indian businesses are in talks with Bahraini authorities to explore prospects of foraying into the kingdom, as India Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives here on Saturday in the first ever prime ministerial visit from India.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Bahrain,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Seeking answers to the real Sunanda Pushkar
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Just who was Sunanda Pushkar? A businesswoman par excellence, a socialite or a high-profile politician's wife. Just like her death in a hotel room in the national capital on January 17, 2014 has raised more questions than have been answered, there is no easy way to define the Sunanda that lived.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Museum of Ice Cream to launch in New York
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) An experiential Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC), with an Indian co-founder, will soon be opening in this city, according to an MOIC statement.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
NZ to contact Ukraine over sale of gunman's 'manifesto'
Wellington, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that New Zealand will contact Ukraine's government after revelations that the accused Christchurch gunman's "manifesto" was being sold in hardcover copies there.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Terrorism
Asean Energy Ministers to meet in Bangkok
Bangkok, Aug 22 (IANS) The Thai Energy Ministry on Thursday announced that the country will host the Asean Energy Ministers' meeting from September 2 to September 6.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Thailand,Diplomacy,Politics
Kolkata JLR crash: Is Parwez family hiding more?
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Was Raghib Parwez, arrested a day ago for allegedly being at the wheel of the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) that was involved in a fatal accident on a Kolkata street last week, under the influence of some intoxicant on the fateful day?
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala politician arrested in UAE; gets bail (2nd Lead)
Dubai/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Kerala politician Thushar Vellappally, head of Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), who was arrested in a cheque default case in the UAE on Wednesday, secured bail on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Coleman fighting for reputation after missing 3 drug tests: Reports
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) He has been the world's fastest man for the last three years, but Christian Coleman is now fighting for his reputation after allegedly missing a series of drugs tests.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
Redmi Note 8 series to pack a Helio G90T chipset: Report
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi is all set to launch Note 8 series smartphones on August 29 and now, a Weibo post by MediaTek revealed that the upcoming models would ship with the new Helio G90T chipset.
2019-08-22
Category: International, China,Technology
Jio partners with Guavus for AI-based data analytics
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Telecom and mobile data major Reliance Jio has partnered with California-based Guavus for artificial intelligence (AI) driven data analytics which would help enhance Jio's services to its customers and also address critical service operations.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft joins Google, Intel for data protection consortium
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Microsoft has joined other industry partners like Google and Intel to create the Confidential Computing Consortium, a new organisation that will be hosted at The Linux Foundation.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Whose feet did Big B touch for blessings on KBC 11?
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Friday's episode of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" season 11 will see the game show's megastar host Amitabh Bachchan go for a role reversal. For a change, he will get up, leave his seat and touch the feet of a guest.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rupee close to 6-month low at nearly 72 a dollar
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Sell-off in the Indian equity markets and sustained outflow of foreign funds left the rupee weaker by 25 paise on Thursday. The Indian currency closed at Rs 71.81 to a US dollar, its lowest point this year.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Relief for 63moons: Bombay HC says NSEL not financial firm
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) In a major victory for fintech firm 63moons, the Bombay High Court on Thursday ruled that National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) is not a financial institution and attachment of the properties of 63moons (formerly Financial Technologies) under the MPID Act should be vacated.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
8-yr-old boy takes 140km/h joyride on motorway in Germany
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy in Germany stole his parents' car for a 140km/h (87mph) motorway joyride, the police have said.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Germany,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
PKL 7: Confident Dabang Delhi gear up for home leg
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After a great start to their Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 campaign, Dabang Delhi would aim to continue the good run in their home leg starting at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here from Saturday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
La Pegasus Polo renews partnership with Argentine Open
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Mumbai-based La Pegasus Polo, one of Indias premier upcoming polo establishments, on Thursday announced the renewal of its partnership with the Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo (Argentine Open Polo Championships 2019), widely considered the worlds greatest polo tournament.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi assembly tables resolution to build Ravidas temple
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Thursday tabled a resolution demanding that the Centre must bring an ordinance to allot land for the rebuilding of the demolished Saint Ravidas temple in the national capital.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Fuel supply to Air India stopped at 6 airports (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing firms on Thursday evening stopped fuel supply to national carrier Air India at six airports, following non-payment of dues.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Eminent Kashmiri Pandits hail revocation of Art 370
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Six hundred eminent Kashmiri Pandits, including actor Anupam Kher, scientist Subhash Kak and musician Bhajan Sopori, have hailed the historic decision of the Modi government to revoke Article 370 and reorganise Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh into two Union territories.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PKL 7: Dabang Delhi ropes in JK Super Cement as sponsor
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of their home leg starting here on Saturday, Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) outfit Dabang Delhi on Thursday announced JK Super Cement, India's grey cement brand, as their title sponsor for the ongoing seventh edition of the league. Under the new deal, Dabang Delhi players will endorse the brand and sport the JK Super Cement brand logo on their jerseys in all the matches.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Man who threatened Indian cricketers held from Assam
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra ATS has arrested and brought here from Assam a man who allegedly threatened to kill Indian cricketers, an official said on Thursday. A local court has sent him to police custody till August 26.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
Sachet-Parampara back with new version of 'Bekhayali'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The singer-composer duo of Sachet-Parampara is back with a new version of "Bekhayali" -- the superhit song they composed for the blockbuster "Kabir Singh".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zomato CEO taunts NRAI president, says enough is enough
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After couple of letters from Zomato failed to pacify Rahul Singh, President of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), to stop the #logout campaign, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal took to Twitter on Thursday in a bid to embarrass him for the "Gold" programme of The Beer Cafe.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Iran unveils domestically built missile defence system
Tehran, Aug 22 (IANS) Iran unveiled on Thursday what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defence system, the media reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
Ashes: Archer shines as rain curtails 1st session in 3rd Test
Leeds, Aug 22 (IANS) England gun-quick Jofra Archer threatened to wreak havoc once again as he snared a wicket before rain continued to disturb play on the opening day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley. At Lunch, Australia were 12/1 when the umpires were forced to call an early end to the opening session on Thursday. Only four overs of play was possible after a rain-induced delayed start.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Palak Siddhwani is new Sonu in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Palak Siddhwani will be seen essaying Sonu in the show "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aamir's daughter posts pic with boyfriend; draws concern of fans
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khans daughter Ira has posted a new happy photo of herself with boyfriend Mishaal Kirpalani, but fans are concerned about her because she used "intense hashtags" like #existentialcrisis in her caption.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SRFI, HCL launch multi-city PSA Challenger Tour
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A multi-city PSA Challenger tour was on Thursday launched to give Indian players an opportunity to compete against the world's best in their home turf.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
CBI seeks Chidambaram's 5 days custody, court reserves order
Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Thursday reserved its order after the hearing on the custodial remand of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram sought by the probe agency to question him in INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
4 held with 10,000 Yaba tablets, FICN in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Thursday seized 10,000 Yaba tablets along with Rs 1.96 lakh fake Indian currency notes (FICN) and arrested four drug traffickers in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal, a senior NCB official said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Qantas to run 19-hour flights to test passengers' limits
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Qantas will test three 19-hour ultra long-haul flights to determine whether passengers and crew can withstand the marathon journeys, the airline announced on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Kartarpur corridor will be opened Nov: Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal has said despite tension with India his country is committed to open the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from November.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
No stimulus needed, firms must learn to handle slowdown: CEA
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) K. Subramanian on Thursday nearly ruled out any fiscal stimulus for the economy saying the mindset of profit being "private", while losses are "public" is not good for the market economy.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: Rupee falls to near 6-month low, ends at Rs 71.81 against dollar
ravi/vd
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ABVP slams NSUI for disrespecting Savarkar
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress, put a shoe garland around Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's statue and tarred its face, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Thursday slammed it for disrespecting the freedom fighter.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Punjab to canalise its rivers to prevent floods: Amarinder
Jalandhar, Aug 22 (IANS) Reviewing the ground situation in flood-hit villages, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced his government would canalise all the rivers with technical support from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Bengal woman, minor daughter injured in acid attack
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman and her minor daughter had acid hurled at them as they slept inside their house in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How fraudsters attempt to cheat OLX, Quikr users
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) If you are planning to sell your old refrigerator or air conditioner on OLX or Quikr, first make sure that you understand all the nitty-gritties of digital transactions as fraudsters often target users of these platforms to cheat them of money.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
20 Questions posed to Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who was arrested by the CBI late on Wednesday, has faced 20 key questions posed by the agency about his involvement in the money laundering and corruption related to the INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K's division encourages demand for small states
Agartala, Aug 22 (IANS) The leaders of the National Federation of New States (NFNS), which is spear-heading the movement for creation of small states, said here on Thursday that bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories - J&K and Ladakh - for better governance had encouraged them.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Fuel supply to Air India stopped at 6 airports
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing firms on Thursday evening stopped fuel supply to national carrier Air India over non-payment of dues at six airports.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dell expands Vostro, XPS, Inspiron portfolio ahead of IFA 2019
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) Expanding its consumer portfolio with new devices, Dell on Thursday also added new 10th Gen Intel Core processors to its current XPS and Inspiron portfolio ahead of IFA 2019.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Germany,Technology
5G network infrastructure revenue to hit $4.2 bn in 2020
Gartner forecasts that investments in 5G NR network infrastructure would account for 6 per cent of the total wireless infrastructure revenue of communications service providers (CSPs) in 2019, and that this figure will reach 12 per cent in 2020.
2019-08-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Technology
Bethenny Frankel to leave 'Real Housewives Of New York'
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Bethenny Frankel will reportedly exit American reality TV series "The Real Housewives of New York".
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Man Vs Wild' featuring Prime Minister Modi creates history
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The special edition of "Man Vs Wild" featuring Prime Minister Modi with survivalist and adventurer, Bear Grylls, created history by garnering highest slot viewership (on active channels) with 3.69 million impressions overtaking GEC leader Star Plus with 3.67 million impressions.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Crawl' is packed with suspense and tension (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Crawl"; Director: Alexandre Aja; Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson; Rating: ***1/2
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Book on the untold Flipkart story to launch in Oct
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) IIT graduates Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal founded out of an apartment in Bangalore (now Bengaluru) what would become Indias biggest e-commerce start-up. Recounting the astounding story of how the Bansals built Flipkart into a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse in a span of few years, journalist Mihir Dalal has penned a new book.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
BDJS chief arrested in UAE in cheque bounce case
Ajman (UAE), Aug 22 (IANS) Kerala politician Thushar Vellappally, head of Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), BJP's key ally in the state, was arrested in a cheque default case in the UAE on Wednesday and later released on bail.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Committee formed to advise govt on 'Fit India Movement'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) An advisory committee comprising members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations (NSFs), government officials, private bodies and celebrated fitness enthusiasts has been formed to advise the government on the "Fit India Movement" which will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 29.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Fuel supply to Air India stopped at 6 airports
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing firms on Thursday evening stopped fuel supply to national carrier Air India over non-payment of dues at six airports.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Himesh offers song to Internet sensation Ranu Mondal
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya feels that Ranu Mandol, who became an Internet sensation after her video of singing the evergreen Lata Mangeshkar hit, "Ek pyaar ka nagma hai", went viral, has a gods gift. He has offered her to sing in his upcoming movie "Happy Hardy and Heer".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Justice BP Das appointed OHRC chairperson
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Justice Bimal Prasad Das has been appointed the chairperson of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC), an official said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
This Hyderabad school produced leaders in all fields
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) What is common among Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, India's permanent representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and well-known cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle. They are all products of the same Hyderabad Public School.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Nirav Modi set to appear before UK court
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi is set to appear before a UK court on Thursday regarding his extradition charges and will likely be informed of the dates of the hearings.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Porsche invests $2 mn in Israeli AI tech startup
Jerusalem, Aug 22 (IANS) German luxury auto manufacturer Porsche has invested $2 million in Israeli startup TriEye, which has developed visibility enhancement technology in harsh weather conditions, the two companies said.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Israel,Technology
ICC appoints Hall as General Counsel & Company Secretary
Dubai, Aug 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council has appointed Jonathan Hall as General Counsel & Company Secretary. Jonathan brings 27 years of legal experience across a range of sports, most recently in senior consultative roles for a number of international and UK sports organisations including UEFA and Laureus as per an ICC release.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Lava Z93 launched in India for Rs 7,999
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Lava International Limited on Thursday launched its new budget-centric smartphone Lava Z93 in India for Rs 7,999.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Trying not to cry: Jolie on dropping son to college
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) An emotional Angelina Jolie tried "not to cry" while dropping off son Maddox to college in South Korea.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Miley 'devastated' after Liam files for divorce
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Pop singer Miley Cyrus truly loved being married to actor Liam Hemsworth and is devastated that the marriage didn't work, says a source.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi to celebrate Janmashtami
Dubai, Aug 22 (IANS) The first-ever Hindu temple coming up in Abu Dhabi will mark the festival of Janmashtami on Friday, and devotees are hoping Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is paying a state visit to the UAE, will drop by to see the festivities.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Religion
US, North Korea talks will soon resume: Seoul
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) Seoul on Thursday said negotiations between North Korea and the US may resume soon, following a US special envoy's visit to South Korea.
2019-08-22
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
Chidambaram spends night at CBI HQ which he inaugurated in 2011
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A live demonstration of fate taking a twist can be seen in the case of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, arrested by the CBI in the INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Prosecution seeks 5-day custody to grill Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The prosecution on Thursday sought five-day custody of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday night in connection with the INX media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rohingyas refuse to go back to Myanmar: Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 22 (IANS) A second attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh to Myanmar hit a snag on Thursday as the refugees remained reluctant to return to their homeland, officials here said.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Himachal Congress stages walkout over Chidambaram's arrest
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress MLAs staged a walkout in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly over former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Amit Shah chairs Western Zonal Council meet in Panaji
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) The Western Zonal Council of India chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and comprising of representatives of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territories of Daman, Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli met here on Thursday and discussed issues related to security and successful implementation of welfare schemes, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No point talking to India, says Imran Khan
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Intensifying his criticism of India following the revocation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he would no longer seek a dialogue with New Delhi and raised the threat of a military escalation between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sensex tanks 578 pts, as stimulus hopes fade
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty on Thursday came under heavy selling pressure over fading hopes of a stimulus to revive economic growth.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ED continues to question Raj Thackeray
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray is being grilled by a team of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Thursday, party office-bearers said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ashes: England opt to bowl in 3rd Test at Headingley (Toss)
Leeds, Aug 22 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to bowl in the third Ashes Test on Thursday. The start of the game was delayed due to rain.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Hesson almost beat Shastri to India coach job'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Moments after Ravi Shastri was re-appointed as the head coach of the Indian team till 2021, Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) chief Kapil Dev had said 'as all of you were expecting' Shastri is the number one candidate for the job. But it has now come to the fore that Kiwi Mike Hesson had almost toppled Shastri.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chinese hackers steal 68 lakh records from Indian healthcare site
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In a startling revelation, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday that China-based hackers broke into a leading Indian healthcare website, stealing 68 lakh records containing key patient and doctor information and credentials.
2019-08-22
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
'Modi's Bahrain visit extension of historical ties'
Manama, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bahrain cabinet has welcomed the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the kingdom, the first prime ministerial visit from India, saying it will provide a strong impetus to the long-standing friendly relations between the two countries.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Bahrain,Diplomacy
UAE's KIZAD inks deal with Indian plastic makers body
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UAE, Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) has signed a strategic agreement with the All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association (AIPMA) to support Indian polymer investors in expanding their geographic reach.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Ganguly wants Kohli to do a Sehwag with Rohit Sharma
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) He was instrumental in turning middle-order batsman Virender Sehwag into one of India's best Test openers and now former India skipper Sourav Ganguly wants current captain Virat Kohli to try the same trick with limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma. While Rohit opens in ODIs, he bats in the middle-order in the longer format of the game.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
CBI dodges media, takes Chidambaram out by rear gate
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was whisked away from the CBI headquarters here on Thursday, hoodwinking a mob and the media gathered at the main entrance.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
AgustaWestland case: Ratul Puri wants to surrender
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Businessman Ratul Puri on Thursday moved an application in a special court here, seeking to surrender in the AgustaWestland case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Protest in Delhi Assembly over Ravidas temple demolition
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Thursday witnessed a ruckus after ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs went near the Speaker's podium shouting slogans against the BJP for demolition of Saint Ravidas temple.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
We are no more a democracy: Ghulam Nabi Azad
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday claimed that India was no more a democracy. Azad's remarks came while he was addressing an all party meet, called by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) at Jantar Mantar protesting against the house arrest of senior political leaders of Kashmir.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spotify Premium free trial extended to 3 months
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Beginning Thursday, users can join Spotify's Premium tier for free for three months that would essentially let them stream music without advertisements, the Swedish music streaming app has announced.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Miley, Kaitlynn send Brody Jenner a cannabis birthday hamper
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Pop singer Miley Cyrus's friend Kaitlynn Carter sent her estranged husband Brody Jenner a weed bouquet for his birthday, along with a cannabis gift set.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Democracy is missing: Mamata after Chidambaram's arrest
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) After DMK's M.K. Stalin, support for P. Chidambaram came in from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who hit out at the Central government over the arrest of the senior Congress leader by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday night.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
30 more prisoners from J&K shifted to Agra
Agra, Aug 22 (IANS) Thirty more prisoners from Jammu and Kashmir have been shifted to the Agra jail on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Amazon launches largest delivery station in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon which has doubled its last mile delivery network in Tamil Nadu on Thursday announced the launch of its largest "delivery station" in the state.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
UAE will be first Middle East country to issue RuPay card
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS) The UAE will be the first country in the Middle East to witness the launch of the RuPay card, "an Indian indigenous equivalent of Mastercard or Visa", during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy
'Khiladi' Akshay gets 4th spot in highest paid actors list
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has made it to the fourth position on the "Forbes" magazine's Worlds Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019 list, beating Hollywood stars like Bradley Cooper, Adam Sandler and Will Smith.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bose adds Google Assistant to its smart speakers
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Google on Thursday announced an automatic software update that would bring the Google Assistant to all existing Bose smart speakers and soundbars.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Oberoi Realty shares drop after I-T search operations
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Oberoi Realty shares on Thursday tumbled nearly 6 per cent owing to the ongoing search and seizure operations by the Income Tax authorities at the company.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Body exhumed after 22 years, has not decomposed
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 22 (IANS) Recalling a page out of Ripley's "Believe It or Not!", a body has been taken out of the grave after 22 years in Attara road in the Baberu area of Banda district, and the corpse has not decomposed. Even the shroud remains spotless white.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Senior IAS officer Ajay Bhalla appointed Home Secretary
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer Ajay Kumar Bhalla was on Thursday appointed Union Home Secretary succeeding incumbent Rajiv Gauba who was on Wednesday appointed the next Cabinet Secretary, an official order said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fires in Amazon rainforest rage at record rate
Brasilia, Aug 22 (IANS) The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is experiencing a record amount of fires this year -- more than 74,000 outbreaks so far -- which is an 84 per cent increase from the same period in 2018, according to data from the country's space agency.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Hardik Pandya turns showstopper at Lakme Fashion Week
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) India all-rounder Hardik Pandya walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2019. While the Indian cricket team is in West Indies, Hardik has been rested for the tour with an eye on managing his workload.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UP dacoit eyes Assembly bypoll, kidnaps trader
Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 22 (IANS) Just when people thought that the guns had fallen silent in the Chambal region, a dreaded dacoit is flexing his muscles with an eye on the upcoming Assembly bye-election in Manikpur, a BJP seat.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Will start shooting of web series at the end of this year says Chitrangda Singh
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Chitrangda Singh is all set to make her digital debut as an actress and a producer, with a musical drama web series. The shoot of the series begins at the end of the year.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 elephants mowed down by speeding truck in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Three elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding truck on National Highway 20 in Odisha's Keonjhar district early on Thursday, a forest official said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon rainforest fires may be record setting: NASA
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) With fires in the Amazon rainforest filling the Brazilian sky with smoke, the number of fires in the region this year may have set a new record.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung's clamshell answer to foldable Moto RAZR 2019 leaks
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) Samsung's clamshell answer to the foldable Moto RAZR 2019 edition has now leaked in a new patent with its 6.7-inch Galaxy Fold successor, the media reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Reyaansh is 'male Ishima' on set of 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi has been playing Ishima on "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein" for years now, but its her co-actor Reyaansh Vir Chadha, who is known as 'male Ishima' on the shows set.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chiranjeevi turns 64, birthday wishes pour in
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Megastar Chiranjeevi, who is eagerly looking forward to the release of upcoming Telugu magnum opus "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy", turned 64 on Wednesday, and birthday wishes poured in from fraternity members on social media.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akhtar wants 'match-winner' Rohit in the XI against WI
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has backed India's limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma to be a part of the playing XI for the opening Test against West Indies and feels that not picking the batsman will be 'wrong.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
DiCaprio questions lack of media interest in Amazon rainforest fire
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Hollywood superstar and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has raised a question over the lack of media coverage of the ongoing fire at the Amazon rainforest. The "The Revenant" actor took to Instagram to share his concern.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
When Mamata did a Modi
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often flaunted his humble roots with pride, when he used to sell tea during his childhood. Now, Mamata Banerjee seems to have taken up that role of preparing tea, albeit for a day.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pratik Pal appointed CEO of Tata Digital
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IAMS) Tata Sons on Thursday announced the appointment of Pratik Pal as the CEO of Tata Digital.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sushant Singh Rajput gives cricket tips to Tahir Raj Bhasin
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin heaped praise on his "Chhichhore" co-star Sushant Singh Rajput and also thanked him for sharing tips "to perfect my cricket prep" for the upcoming film, "83".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chidambaram to be produced before Delhi court shortly
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will shortly be produced before Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court after he was arrested by the CBI on Thursday in INX media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New Ransomware variants double in Q2: Kaspersky
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Researchers have detected 16,017 new ransomware modifications in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 -- including ones belonging to eight new malware families -- which is more than double the number of new samples detected in Q2 2018 (7,620), Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Varun, Alia Bhatt collaborate for a project
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) "Student of the Year" co-stars Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt have joined forces, this time for charity.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sarwan feels WI can give India a run for their money
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) While many would think that India will have a walk in the park in their Test series against West Indies, former WI skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan begs to differ. He feels that the boys can give the Indian team a run for their money if they join hands and perform as a unit.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Priyanka to star in Netflix superhero movie
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is set to star in Netflixs upcoming project, a superhero movie titled "We Can Be Heroes".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Economy doesn't need fiscal stimulus to tackle slowdown: CEA
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) K. Subramanian on Thursday said the Indian economy does not need a fiscal stimulus to tackle the ongoing economic slowdown.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Affordable Nokia 5G phone coming in 2020
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) HMD Global, that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, has confirmed that an affordable Nokia 5G phone that would cost around half of the existing ones would arrive next year in the US.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Finland,Technology
Pietersen has a fun take on tackling Archer's bouncers
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has found a hilarious way of playing tearaway pacer Jofra Archer as he took to Instagram to post a video which shows the batsman heading the bouncer to the slip fielder.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
PM Modi embarks on 3-nation visit
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left the national capital for France to attend bilateral and multilateral programmes there. From France, Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain before returning to France to attend the G7 Summit.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
CBI HQ turns into fortress as sleuths quiz Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The area around CBI headquarters building in New Delhi was virtually turned into a fortress on Thursday as top sleuths continued interrogating former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram inside its premises.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Charlie Puth's 'I warned myself' crosses 2 mn views
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-producer Charlie Puth has returned with a new song, "I warned myself", which crossed over two million views on YouTube within a few hours of its release.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Chidambaram to be produced before Delhi court shortly
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will shortly be produced before Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court after he was arrested by the CBI on Friday in INX media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kashmiri apple growers, bat makers face massive losses
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Continuous lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir is having a big impact on apple farming in the Valley. With the harvesting season just round the corner, Kashmiri apple growers are a worried lot.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Air pollution linked to premature death risk
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to increased deaths due to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, warn researchers.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Facebook removes fake accounts linked to Myanmar military
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Facebook has removed dozens of fake accounts and pages linked to the Myanmar military ahead of the upcoming general elections in Myanmar next year.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
India, others must fight terrorists in Afghanistan: Trump
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that countries like India, Pakistan, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, lamenting that Washington was the "only one fighting against terrorism" in the war-torn nation.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Gurugram's unsold housing stock up 10% in 2 years: Anarock
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Unsold housing inventory in Gurugram rose over 10 per cent during the last two years, in contrast to a decline in stocks in other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), an Anarock report said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PM Modi embarks on 3-nation visit
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left the national capital for France to attend bilateral and multilateral programmes there. From France, Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain before returning to France to attend the G7 Summit.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
When Mamata did Modi
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often flaunted his humble roots with pride, when he used to sell tea during his childhood. Now, Mamata Banerjee seems to have taken up that role of preparing tea, albeit for a day.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gerard Butler accidentally flashed guests at a wedding
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Gerard Butler accidentally flashed 400 guests at his sister's wedding as he forgot he was not wearing an underwear underneath his kilt.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Never met Indrani: Karti contradicts ED claims
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Rubbishing claims of Enforcement Directorate (ED), Karti Chidambaram, who is also an accused in INX Media case along with his father P. Chidambaram, said he never met Peter or Indrani Mukherjea.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia to beef up western, eastern borders amid tensions
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) Russia will strengthen defence in its western and eastern military districts due to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ramping up activities near its borders, the country's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has said.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Politics
Brazil-born Elkeson set to debut for China
Shanghai, Aug 22 (IANS) Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso will be the first player without Chinese ancestry to play for China's national football team, local media reported on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Yamuna below danger mark on Thursday
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After swelling for two days, water level in the Yamuna river here has started to fall and has come down below the danger mark. However, it is still above the warning mark as it was flowing at 204.78 metres at noon, officials said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
10 found guilty of honour killing in Kerala
Kottayam (Kerala) Aug 22 (IANS) The Principal Sessions court in Kottayam has found 10 persons guilty in the honour killing of 24-year-old Kevin Joseph and has reserved the sentencing order for Saturday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian dance group reaches semi-final of AGT
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Mumbai-based dance group V Unbeatable's flips and tricks helped it enter semi-final of "America's Got Talent", a popular reality competition series.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's Chandrayaan-2 evokes global interest: Sivan
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) India's first moon landing mission 'Chandrayaan-2' is being watched with keen interest globally, said K. Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisaton (ISRO).
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Exit accord possible say Merkel, Johnson on Brexit
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintained their respective stances on Brexit, but said that they believe an exit accord can be reached in the end.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics
'Centre to complement RBI's efforts to beat slowdown'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government is expected to take policy measures to complement Reserve Bank of India's rate cut for reversing the slowdown in economy, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar told IANS.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bihar opposition slams Bhagwat over reservation remark
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark, that the question of reservation must be debated between those in favour and those against, has triggered widespread protest among the opposition parties in Bihar.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Dharmendra wishes Karan, Sahher luck for 'Pal Pal...'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra has wished his grandson Karan Deol and Sahher Bamba for their maiden film "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple files several unreleased devices in Eurasian Database
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Just weeks away from its annual September event, Apple has filed several unreleased iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission, media has reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
I see same passion in you: Richards to Kohli
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli had a fan boy moment ahead of the first Test as he got an opportunity to interview legendary cricketer Vivian Richards, whom the Indian skipper has always idol-worshipped.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
World Jr Swimming: Record breaking US win 4 golds
Budapest, Aug 22 (IANS) The United States dominated the podium on Day 2 of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships here, winning four gold medals and rewriting a junior world record in the mixed 4x100m medley relay.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Netflix-led OTT platforms threaten cable TV in India: Report
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Netflix and other over-the-top (OTT) platforms are slowly but steadily eating the cable TV business, a new KPMG report has said, adding that there was a decline of nearly 12-15 million active subscribers for the cable & satellite (C&S) universe in the fourth quarter (Q4) of the financial year 2019.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Big Mouth' season 3 to premiere in October
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Animated comedy show "Big Mouth" will return to Netflix with its third season on October 4.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Apple iPhone 11 to use USB-C charger: Report
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Apple iPhone 11 would come with a USB-C charger as well as a lightning to USB-C cable in the box.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
DLF tanks 20% on Supreme Court notice
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) DLF fell over 20 per cent on the BSE during the early trade on Thursday following reports that the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the company for suppressing key information regarding judicial proceedings against its largest chunk of land-bank in Haryana.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sensex down 170 points, Yes Bank sheds 5%
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) In the absence of any positive development and concerns over the damaging slowdown in the domestic economy, the markets continued to trade lower on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Chidambaram's arrest daylight murder of democracy'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A day after former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested, the Congress party in a press conference held here on Thursday called it a 'broad daylight murder of democracy'.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pak plans demonstrations in NY during Modi's visit
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan has asked his party men to hold protests in New York during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit there in September.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Raj Thackeray keeps date with ED
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Amid a crackdown on his activists, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray left for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) responding to the summons in a case pertaining to the IL&FS, here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Quentin Tarantino is set to become a father
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Hollywood maverick Quentin Tarantino, 56, is expecting his first child with wife Daniella Pick.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
PM Modi's poll pitch of locking up corrupt gets going
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) "In the last five years, I have brought them to jail doors, give me another five, they will be inside," Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in April at an election rally in Gujarat's Junagarh.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
20 Questions CBI posed to Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After a dramatic sequence of events through the evening that catapulted into the arrest of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI, the senior Congress leader spent an almost sleepless night at the agency headquarters as he was quizzed on Thursday about his involvement in the money laundering and corruption related to the INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rishi Kapoor dines with 'chef supreme' Vikas Khanna
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna personally prepared a sumptuous meal for veteran actors Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Anupam Kher.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Liam Hemsworth has filed for a divorce from singer Miley Cyrus, citing "irreconcilable differences".
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump renews attack on Denmark over Greenland
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has again tore into Denmark for shunning him.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Walmart sues Tesla for faulty solar panels
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) In a big setback for Elon Musk, retail behemoth Walmart has sued Tesla's energy division for providing solar panels that caused multiple fires at its stores, asking the company to immediately remove the panels from more than 240 Walmart locations.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Landslide-stuck Kerala actress Warrier safely reaches Manali
Manali, Aug 22 (IANS) Top Kerala actress Manju Warrier and a 25-member crew of Malayalam film 'Kyttem', who were stuck in the high mountains of Himachal Pradesh following heavy rains and landslides, have reached a tourist resort in Manali safely, officials said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia will respond to new US missile threat: Putin
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) After the US recently tested a missile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said America's latest move has raised new threats to the country and will warrant a response from Moscow.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Will decision-scrapping spree hurt Andhra economy?
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The scrapping of some tenders by Jagan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh and review of all decisions taken by the previous TDP government has put a pause on work on all major projects, raising fears of its impact on the state economy.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Porn bots flood Twitter's trending topics to lure users
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Not just Facebook-owned Instagram, porn bots have now flooded Twitter and unlike Instagram, these spam accounts include photos of women in bikinis along with words relevant to trending topics on the micro-blogging platform to lure users.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Punjab CM seeks Bharat Ratna for hockey legend
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking Bharat Ratna - the highest civilian award of the country - for ailing triple Olympic hockey gold medallist Balbir Singh Senior.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Hackers attack Indian healthcare website, steal 68 lakh records
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In a startling revelation, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday that hackers broke into a leading India-based healthcare website, stealing 68 lakh records containing patient and doctor information.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flamengo, Boca win in Copa Libertadores
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 22 (IANS) Footballer Bruno Henrique scored twice to help Flamengo beat Brazilian rivals Internacional 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores quarterfinal.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Akshay takes 4th spot in Forbes highest paid actors list
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has made it to the fourth position on the Forbes magazine's Worlds Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019 list.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Defence production target set at Rs 90K cr for 2019-20
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The department of defence production has set itself a target of producing equipment worth Rs 90,000 crore in the financial year 2019-20. Exports worth Rs 15,000 crore have been envisaged from the total quantity of equipment produced.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
N.Korea warns of new cold war on Korean Peninsula
Pyongyang, Aug 22 (IANS) North Korea has warned that "dangerous and unusual military moves" by South Korea and the US would trigger a new cold war on the Korean Peninsula.
2019-08-22
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Slight tremor felt in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) A low intensity quake was felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Thursday, an official here said. There was no loss of life.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IIT-Kanpur develops new horseshoe
Kanpur, Aug 22 (IANS) The IIT-Kanpur has developed a new type of horseshoe that will have a longer life and save the horses from the excruciating pain they have to undergo while changing them.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology
Microsoft contractors can listen to Xbox players' chats: Report
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Do you have a Microsoft video gaming console Xbox at home? It is possible that third-party contractors working for the tech giant are listening to your living room talks.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
6-yr-old raped, killed by minor brothers in UP
Lakhimpur, Aug 22 (IANS) A six-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered by two minor brothers in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district, police said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BDJS chief arrested in UAE in cheque bounce case
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) NDA ally Bharath Dharma Jana Sena's (BDJS) Kerala chief, Thushar Vellapally, who had contested Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in connection with a cheque bounce case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Stay away from transfer game: Yogi to new Ministers
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) In his first sermon to the newly-inducted Ministers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked them to stay away from the 'business of transfers and postings'.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sakshi Misra gets her marriage registered in Bareilly
Bareilly, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bareilly couple, whose elopement and marriage made headlines last month, has quietly returned to Bareilly.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Mansarovar Yatra halted in Uttarakhand due to rain
Dehradun, Aug 22 (IANS) The Mansarovar Yatra has been halted in Uttrakhand after heavy rain washed away a portion of the road connecting Tanakpur-Champawat. Many of the pilgrims were forced to return, an official said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PSG reject Barcelona offer for Neymar again: Reports
Paris, Aug 22 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have reportedly rejected a second offer from Barcelona for Brazilian star Neymar Jr, even as Juventus too, gear up to make a bid.
2019-08-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Canteens serving Rs 5-meal from TDP's time also shut
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The schemes scrapped by the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh includes Anna Canteens that served a meal for Rs 5 and catered to a large poor and the middle class section.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Crackdown on MNS ahead of Thackeray's ED appearance
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Hours before Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray appears before the Enforcement Directorate, Mumbai Police launched a crackdown on key party functionaries to prevent them from creating any ruckus, here on Thursday morning.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bihar Police rifles fail during gun salute to deceased CM
Supaul (Bihar), Aug 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to the Nitish Kumar government, Bihar Police failed to complete the 21-gun salute tradition during the cremation of former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Holder looks forward to Virat-Ashwin challenge
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) Despite losing both the T20I and ODI series to India, West Indies skipper Jason Holder said his men are in positive frame of mind and he is equally excited on the start of World Test Championship.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Arms factories restructuring for profits, employment: Rajnath
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Centre has decided to go ahead with corporatisation of ordnance factories in order to reduce the import dependency of defence equipment, enhance combat efficiency of the Armed Forces and increase the profitability of the entities for greater employment generation.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
With Modi visit India cements strategic connect with Gulf nations
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) When he visits Bahrain this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have visited all the Gulf nations, and most importantly strengthened Indias close connect with the six-nation powerful Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Indias "extended neighbourhood" with which ties have blossomed beyond hydrocarbons.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Schemes named after NTR rechristened YSR
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) If almost all the schemes implemented by the previous Telugu Desam Party government were named after NTR, the new ones launched by YSRCP government carry YSRs name.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Jagan family & TDP have history of bitter rivalry
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The ruling YSRCP and main Opposition TDP, which are at loggerheads in Andhra Pradesh as the Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy government is scrapping most of the major decisions of the previous Chandrababu Naidu dispensation, have been bitter political rivals for quite some time.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Aayush Sharma training to be army officer for 'Kwatha'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Aayush Sharma is preparing hard for his role of an Army officer in his next film "Kwatha". And to do justice to his role, he is taking Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Most Delhi hospitals without NOC: Delhi Fire Service
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Most major hospitals in the national capital, including Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital, lack valid no objection certificate (NOC), according to the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) sources.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mass scrapping of ex-govt's decisions in Andhra unprecedented
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) When a new government takes over, it is not unusual for it to review the decisions of the previous dispensation. But the developments Andhra Pradesh has seen recently are perhaps unprecedented.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
India, US to hold 2 meetings on strengthening strategic cooperation
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Defence and diplomatic officials from India and the US are to have two meetings this week aimed at strengthening strategic cooperation and building on the shared vision for the Indo-Pacific region, according to the State Department.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Nepal bans single-use plastics on Everest region
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) Nepal will make the Everest region a plastic-free zone by 2020 by banning single-use plastics, a move that will curb excessive pollution on the highest point of the Earths surface.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Trump likely to ending birthright citizenship
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration is seriously considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
US to halt family migration by extending child detentions
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration on Wednesday announced a new rule enabling US immigration authorities to hold migrant families indefinitely, thus ending the Flores Settlement Agreement that prevents detained children from being held more than 20 days.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Newbies, veterans owned Day 1 of LFW 2019 (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 on its Day 1 on Wednesday was owned by newbies as well as veterans. Many young designers debuted in the industry with this edition of LFW that completed 20 years, while other celebrated their years-long journey in the industry.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka preparing policy to regulate tech innovation
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) The Karnataka government is drafting a policy to regulate innovation in technology and address the new age challenges with a sound legal framework, a top official said on Wednesday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
LFW 2019: Pandya, Haydon walk for Amit Aggarwal
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Designer Amit Aggarwal on Wednesday launched his luxury pret collection called 'Flux' at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 with cricketer Hardik Pandya and actress Lisa Haydon walking on the ramp as showstoppers.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
eBIZ MD, son arrested for Rs 5,000 crore MLM fraud
Noida, Aug 22 (IANS) The Managing Director of multilevel marketing company eBIZ and his son were arrested by the Hyderabad Police from company's Noida office on Tuesday for allegedly cheating thousands of people including students and unemployed youths to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore nationwide, a police officer said on Wednesday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ban on Mika lifted; he says won't sing in Pak again
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh has apologised to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) after the association banned him from working in India, following his recent live performance in Pakistan.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
What caused RBI to shift from convention on rate cut
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India had raised quite a few eyebrows when it announced an unconventional 35 basis points rate cut during its bi-monthly policy meet earlier this month.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Opposition to Kerala against VIP status to British Archbishop
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) A group of senior people attached to the Church of South India (CSI), including Valson Thampu, former principal of Delhi's prestigious St Stephen's College, have petitioned Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan against giving state guest status to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, when he arrives here later this month.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
South Korean Dy PM to attend EEF in Russia
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) Led by Deputy Prime Minister for Economy, over 200 representatives from South Korea, including officials of its federal government and business leaders, will attend the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) being hosted by Russia in Vladivostok from September 4 to 6.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Over 50 Dalit protesters held in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Over 50 protesters, including the Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, were detained by the Delhi Police after a Dalit protest over demolition of Saint Ravidas temple turned violent in south Delhi's Tughlakabad area on Wednesday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
INX Media and other cases Chidambaram faces
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was on Wednesday formally arrested by the CBI after his anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court. Here's a list of the cases he has been embroiled in:
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Domestic defence output goal raised 12% for FY20
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The department of defence production has set itself a 12 per cent higher target of producing Rs 90,000 crore equipment in this financial year. Of this, Rs 15,000 crore equipment is envisaged to be exported.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
PC's plea in SC infructuous; will have to move trial court
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After the arrest of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, his application of anticipatory bail filed in the Supreme Court has become infructuous. After this, Chidambaram's lawyers would have to move a regular bail application before a trial court at Rouse Avenue, Delhi.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Police lob tear gas to disperse Dalit protesters
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi Police resorted to mild lathi-charge and fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of Dalits, protesting against demolition of Saint Ravidas temple in south Delhi's Tughlaqabad area, here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MCM to promote water conservation
Gurugram, Aug 21 (IANS) The Millennium City Marathon (MCM) will be partnering with the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to promote water conservation.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Environment/Wildlife
Chidambaram's arrest witch-hunt, voyeurism: Karti (2nd Lead)
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress MP Karti Chidambaram termed the arrest of his father and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI on Wednesday night a "politically motivated witch-hunt", alleging the entire drama was being done for "voyeurism" and to divert attention of the country from serious issues.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Problem of plenty a happy one for Team India: Kohli
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli feels the team management has a happy problem of plenty to deal with when it comes to selecting the first XI, ahead of India's World Test Championship campaign where they take on the West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
over 39 lakh beneficiaries covered under PMJAY
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday reviewed the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) scheme and appreciated the progress shown by the scheme in just a year.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tribunal stays withdrawal of Karnataka iron ore mine lease
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Mines Tribunal has stayed the Karanatka government's order to withdraw the extension of mining lease of Donimalai Iron Ore Mine. The order will prohibit the state government to take any further action regarding mining lease or initiate auction process of Donimalai mine.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woman detained for killing son, concealing body
Greater Noida, Aug 21 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman has been detained for allegedly killing her 8-month-old son and concealing the body in the house in the Jewar area, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCLAT asks Jet CoC if it will work with Dutch administrator
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Wednesday asked the Committee of Creditors of Jet Airways to file an affidavit stating whether it is ready to cooperate with the Dutch bankruptcy administrator which is also pursuing insolvency proceedings against the airline.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No plan to make Hyderabad second capital: Minister
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said there is no proposal by the Centre to make Hyderabad the second capital of the country.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Aiming to reach out, Mamata brews tea at a stall in Digha
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in the state's coastal resort town Digha for an administrative meeting, brewed tea at a village stall on Wednesday while interacting with the locals.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan beat Real Kashmir, reach final
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Suhair V.P. scored twice in extra time as Mohun Bagan stormed into the final of the 129th Durand Cup, beating Real Kashmir FC 3-1 in the second semi-final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Twitter crashes across platforms in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter on Wednesday evening went down in several parts of the world, majorly in India, according to the website tracking portal DownDetector.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
CBI ready with arrest warrant as Chidambaram reached home
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday that former Union Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested on the warrant issued by the competent court.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Death for Tripura youth for minor's rape-murder
Agartala, Aug 21 (IANS) A fast-track special court in Tripura on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a 27-years-old youth accused of raping and murdering a minor girl last year, a government Public Prosecutor said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Renewables won't overtake coal soon in power sector: CIL
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Iterating that renewable energy sources were unlikely to overtake coal as the major source of power generation in India any time soon, state-owned Coal India Ltd on Wednesday said the energy migration would happen "differently" in the country as compared to many other countries switching to renewables.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
PKL 7: Puneri Paltan pulls off impressive win over Bengaluru
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Puneri Paltan pulled off an impressive victory in the first match of Pro Kabaddi League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday, beating defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 31-23.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Three major cases against Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was on Wednesday formally arrested by the CBI after his anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court. Here's a list of the cases he has been embroiled in:
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
DUSU elections to be held on Sept 12
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The elections to the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) will be held on September 12, according to an official statement, here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Loans from NBFCs to developers halved in FY19: Report
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The liquidity crisis in the NBFC sector was so grave that net loan disbursal by non-banking financial companies (NBFC) and housing financing companies (HFC) to realty developers declined by nearly 50 per cent in 2018-19 on a year-on-year (YoY) basis to an estimated amount of Rs 27,000 crore, a joint report by CII and JLL saud on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
My father's arrest political vendetta: Karti
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The dramatic arrest of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI on Wednesday evening is nothing but "a political vendetta", his son and MP Karti P. Chidambaram said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chidambaram arrested, says not hiding from law (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) High drama preceded the arrest of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as officials of the CBI scaled the walls of his Jor Bagh residence here, minutes after his press conference at the party headquarters where he said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man bludgeoned to death in Mandir Marg area
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A 62-year-old man died after bludgeoned with a brick following a drinking session in the Mandir Marg area of the national capital on Monday night.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chidambaram: The controversy's child
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The 73-year-old Congress leader and former Union minister Palaniappan Chidambaram is facing the toughest crisis of his career. The lawyer-turned-politician has been slapped with money laundering and corruption charges in the INX Media case and is in the CBI custody following the Delhi High Court's refusal to grant him anticipatory bail on Tuesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chidambaram arrested, taken to CBI HQ
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidamabram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a swift operation on Wednesday night, minutes after he reached his Jor Bagh home following a dramatic appearance at the press conference at the Congress headquarters.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chidambaram taken into custody, moved to CBI HQ
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidamabram was taken into custody by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a swift operation on Wednesday night, minutes after he reached his Jor Bagh home following a dramatic appearance at the press conference at the Congress headquarters.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI team scales wall to enter Chidambaram's house
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Dramatic scenes were witnessed on Wednesday night as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team scaled the wall of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's house in Jor Bagh, minutes after he arrived from the Congress headquarters after addressing a press conference.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Drama enacted for 'voyeuristic pleasure of some': Karti
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, the son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, on Wednesday thanked the Congress party for its support to his father and said the "drama and spectacle" being enacted by the probe agencies was for the "voyeuristic pleasure of some".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sindhu moves into third round of BWF World Championships
Basel, Aug 21 (IANS) Ace shuttler P V Sindhu got off to a winning start in her opening match in the women's second round of the BWF World Championships here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
CBI team enters Chidambaram's house, police blocks access
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Police personnel blocked the access to former Union Minister P. Chidambaram's house even as another team of CBI officials made their way into the building in the posh Jor Bagh area here through the back door.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pune woman rams parked car, creates ruckus
Pune, Aug 21 (IANS) A Pune woman, described as mentally ill and disturbed repeatedly rammed her vehicle into a parked Nano car, created a ruckus and threatened to disrobe herself outside a quiet residential complex here on Tuesday, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP protests at Goa CM's house over water shortage
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a protest with empty buckets outside Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's residence, here on Wednesday, demanding immediate restoration of water supply to Panaji and nearby areas.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bengal truckers withdraw strike after 3 days
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal's truck owners and operators withdrew their strike after three days on Wednesday after the state government sought time till September 8 to address the issues.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Zomato rejigs 'Gold' service, NRAI refuses to budge
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of offline restaurants to stop "unethical" deep discounting practices, online food aggregator Zomato on Wednesday announced to immediately reconstruct its 'Gold' service to help drive better margins for the restaurants.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajiv Gauba is new Cabinet Secretary
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer, was on Wednesday appointed as next Cabinet Secretary.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Row over Jagan's 'refusal' to light lamp at US event
Amaravati, Aug 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's alleged refusal to light a lamp at an event in the United States kicked up a row with BJP alleging that he insulted Hindus, but YSRCP rubbished the allegation.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Miley's club raunch with Kaitlynn may make reunion with Liam impossible
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Pop star Miley Cyrus may have made it amply clear that her split with ex-beau and actor Liam Hemsworth is final, but the families of both these hearththrobs are hoping they will work things out.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Subroto Cup: Defending champs Model Academy off to winning start
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Defending champions Unique Model Academy, Manipur, came out victorious with a score line of 4-0 against Ashokenagar Boys Secondary School (H.S.), West Bengal, in the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Wednesday. S. Annaroy scored a brace in the 37th and 44th minutes to help his team to a winning start.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ajay Kumar named new defence secretary
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Ajay Kumar was on Wednesday appointed the new Defence Secretary. He will replace Sanjay Mitra whose term ends on August 23, according to the Prime Minister-headed Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India eves pip Japan 2-1 to win Olympic Test hockey meet
Tokyo (Japan), Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team beat Japan 2-1 in the final to win the Olympic Test event here on Wednesday. Navjot Kaur and Lalremsiami led the scoring charts for India.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Crude, gas and refinery output slips
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Production of crude oil, natural gas and refinery products declined in July, 2019 against the monthly target with experts attributing it to the mix of economic slowdown and seasonal trend.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
CBI team scales wall to enter Chidambaram's house
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Dramatic scenes were witnessed on Wednesday night as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team scaled the wall of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's house in Jor Bagh, minutes after he arrived from the Congress headquarters after addressing a press conference.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gen Next designers mark their debut at LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 has a list of designers who are debuting at the fashion event that has completed 20 years. While Day 2 of the event on Wednesday saw newbies showcasing their collection, the week-long event will also see labels like Aavaran Luxury and Pink Peacock on the LFW ramp for the very first time.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Not hiding, hope agencies respect law: Chidambaram (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who surfaced dramatically at the party headquarters Wednesday evening, said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law" and hoped the investigating agencies "will respect the law".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assam to engage consultant to study tea industry problems
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) Assam industry minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Wednesday said that the government will engage an outside consultant to study the problems of the tea industry.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy
Sensex ends 267 points lower, Yes Bank shed 8%
Mumbai , Aug 21 (IANS) Sensex on Wednesday closed 267 points lower over growth concerns amid news of more and more job losses and slowdown effects in the economy. Investor sentiments saw no revival as an expected announcement of a stimulus package was not made.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Infosys, Google Cloud expand partnership for digital services
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Wednesday expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to help its clients accelerate their digital transformation.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Vietjet to connect Delhi with Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Vietnamese carrier Vietjet, popularly called 'bikini airline', would operate direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) and Hanoi to New Delhi starting from December 6 with thousands of "super-saving tickets".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Not hiding from law, not accused of any offence: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who surfaced dramatically at the AICC headquarters Wednesday evening, said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sebi fastracks FPI registration norms for ease of business
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) In a far reaching decision which will reform the long pending multi-layered registration process for foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), market regulator Sebi on Wednesday proposed new norms to simplify and rationalise the existing regulatory framework by easing operational constraints and compliance requirements.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DPS bus, dumper collide in Gurugram, children safe
Gurugram Aug 21 (IANS) Around 30 students of DPS, Sushant Lok, had a narrow escape when their school bus was hit by a dumper in the sector 72 area, here.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man held on suspicion of kidnapping minor
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl in Samaypur Badli area, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: CBI team reaches Chidambaram's Jor Bagh residence
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2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nobody can claim adverse possession on 'Ram Janmabhoomi': Ram Lalla counsel
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The counsel of Hindu parties on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that if there was a temple and people worshipped there as Lord Ram's birthplace, then nobody can claim ownership by adverse possession of "Ram Janmabhoomi" (the birthplace of Lord Ram).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Zomato rejigs 'Gold' service to benefit restaurants: CEO
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of offline restaurants to stop "unethical" deep discounting practices, online food aggregator Zomato on Wednesday announced to immediately reconstruct its "Gold" service to help drive better margins for the restaurants.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Supermodel Gigi Hadid and beau dine with Serena Williams
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid and "The Bachelorette" runner-up Tyler Cameron Tyler have kept the gossipvine hyperactive lately. The couple had the media as well as fans on social media asking for more when they stepped out for dinner with close friend and tennis ace Serena Williams at New York City's posh La Esquina Restaurant.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter crashes across platforms globally, users clueless
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The micro-blogging platform Twitter on Wednesday evening went down in most parts of the world including in India, according to the website tracking portal DownDetector.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Designer Payal Singhal celebrates 20 years in fashion
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Ace designer Payal Singhal celebrated 20 years in the fashion industry as she showcased her latest collection titled a#PS20' on Day 2 of the 2019 Winter/Festive edition of the Lakme Fashion Week on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Doval in Moscow; India, Russia stress territorial integrity
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, in Moscow to prepare for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok next month, on Wednesday held talks with his Russian counterpart during which both sides reiterated their support for the "principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference of third parties".
2019-08-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
ALERT: Chidambaram returns to Jor Bagh residence
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2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Floods hit life in Punjab and Haryana, Delhi threat dips (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Large areas across Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday remained affected by the flood waters which have submerged crops and marooned villagers even though water levels in swollen rivers were receding, officials said. In Delhi, the Yamuna was still above the danger level, but not rising any more.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Not hiding from law, says Chidambaram at Congress HQ
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who surfaced dramatically at the party headquarters Wednesday evening, said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Situation under control at Bhakra dam: BBMB
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) here on Wednesday claimed to have successfully handled one of the worst floods in the region in 40 years.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Data usage revenue jumps to 54,671 crore in 2018: Trai
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Total revenue collected last year by telecom operators from wireless data usage at Rs 54,671.44 crore (excluding rental revenue) was up by Rs 15,789 crore as compared to Rs 38,882 crore in 2017, according to an analytics paper released by telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Chidambaram makes dramatic appearance at party HQ
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who has been eluding the CBI and ED, on Wednesday evening dramatically surfaced at the Congress headquarters.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Economy slowdown not to impact smartphones in India: Xiaomi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) With economic slowdown beginning to adversely affect several industries in India, Xiaomi India said on Wednesday that smartphone sales would remain insulated from the impact as the festive season inches closer.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Chidambaram surfaces at Congress HQ
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, who was "untraceable" since Tuesday evening after failing to obtain interim relief from the Supreme Court to the denial of his anticipatory bail plea, appeared at the Congress office here on Wednesday to address a press conference.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED to approach CBI to issue RCN against Zakir Naik
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will approach the CBI for requesting Interpol to issue a red corner notice, commonly known as RCN, against fugitive Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is currently residing in Malaysia, sources said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Fear of arrest hangs over PC; SC to hear plea on Friday
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Fear of arrest continues to hang over former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as his lawyers on Wednesday were unable to get urgent hearing in the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order dismissing his anticipatory bail in the alleged corruption and money laundering cases involving INX Media. Chidambaram's plea will now be heard on Friday in the top court.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
I am excited but nervous for 'Saaho': Shraddha Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor is gearing up for the release of the multilingual "Saaho". The actress says that she is interested in experimenting with her roles, and that box-office number can never stop her from following her heart.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sebi eases buyback norms for firms with NBFC, HFC subsidiaries
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) In a move to aid sectors facing the maximum brunt of the ongoing slowdown, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Wednesday announced easing of its norms for buyback of shares by listed companies, especially those having subsidiaries in housing finance firms (HFCs) and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
422 kids, 45 women rescued by WR in 6 months
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Western Railway (WR) has rescued 422 children and 45 women in the last six months and handed them over to their families or NGOs.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jio gains, Airtel & Voda-Idea lose users: CLSA
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Reliance Jio has added 44 million active subscribers over the past six months, while Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have lost 20 million and 68 million clients, respectively, most likely due to the introduction of minimum recharge plans, said a report from broking firm CLSA.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Two MoUs signed to push agri-entrepreneurship in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) State-owned Agricultural Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd (APICOL) on Wednesday signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) to promote agriculture entrepreneurship and enhance the income of farmers.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
After ED, CBI issues lookout circular against Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In another setback to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now issued a lookout circular against the senior Congress leader, alerting all airports and immigration departments to stop him if he tried to leave the country.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Arsalan story twist: Elder brother was driving, arrested
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) In a stunning u-turn, Kolkata Police on Wednesday arrested Raghib Parwez, elder brother of the original prime accused Arsalan Parwez, for allegedly being at the wheel of the Jaguar that was involved in a gruesome accident here last week that killed two Bangladeshi citizens and left three others injured.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark at 206.44 metres at 6 p.m. on Wednesday but with the water level not rising any more.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Actress Alyssa Milano reveals she had two abortions
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano has revealed that she underwent two abortions in 1993 because she was worried about her career.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Intel unveils 8 new 10th Gen mobile PC chips
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Intel on Wednesday unveiled eight additional 10th Gen Intel Core processors for modern laptop computing.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
17,500 entries received for Mumbai Half Marathon
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) A record number of 17,500 runners will line up for the fourth edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, which will be flagged off by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Rajeev Khandelwal loves to cook
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says he loves to cook, but doesnt like to take help from cookery shows or online tips.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aadarsh claims 2nd title, Kavyashree her 1st in TT meet
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi's Aadarsh Om Chetri kept his date with destiny and earned his second Sub-Junior Boys title of the season beating UP's Divyansh Srivastava 4-3 in the UTT National Ranking (South Zone) Table Tennis Championships which concluded at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Singer Nakash Aziz believes in following composer's vision
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Nakash Aziz, who is known for crooning to songs like "Slow motion" and "Second hand jawani" , says he follows a composer's vision while singing.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I'm never conscious about my looks: Avinash Mishra
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) "Yeh Teri Galiyan" actor Avinash Mishra says he isn't conscious about the way he looks.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian players excited to have numbers on back of Test jerseys
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian team will be opening their ICC World Test Championship campaign when they take the field against the West Indies in Antigua on Thursday. The jerseys they will be wearing will be slightly different from those that they have worn for Test matches in the past as they will have numbers like the limited-overs jerseys.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Jimmy Sheirgill's 'challenging role' in 'Rangbaaz season 2'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Jimmy sheirgill says he will play a challenging role inspired from a true story in "Rangbaaz Season 2".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi Assembly session from August 22
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly will start its session from August 22 with the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) planning to raise the demand for a special discussion on the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'You never know who to trust, people can be fake': Britney Spears
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears' life has been full of ups and downs. In her latest social media post, she opened up to caution fans about fake people and how life can get lonely at times.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Proclaimed offender held in Delhi after 12 years
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a 40-year-old proclaimed offender from Jamia Nagar, who has been absconding for the last 12 years, the police said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown launches make-up line
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) After wooing audience with her acting sting in the Netflix show, "Stranger Things", actress Millie Bobby Brown, who is just 15, has now entered the beauty arena. She has launched her own make-up and skin care line called Florence by Mills.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pollard XI to face off against Bravo XI for The Selector Fans Cup
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Imagine the power to decide the playing XI and the captain. If that is not enough, you can also play a role in deciding who gets to bat at the fall of every wicket and bowl every over, all in real-time as a live match unfolds. It may sound unbelievable but that is what The Selector App will make possible!
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NZ Speaker cradles MP's baby in parliament
Wellington, Aug 21 (IANS) The Speaker of New Zealand's parliament, Trevor Mallard, cradled a lawmaker's baby while he presided over a debate in the House of Representatives.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Joel Reifman is new US Consul General in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Joel Reifman on Wednesday took charge as the new US Consul General in Hyderabad.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy
Akbaruddin grateful to alma mater Hyderabad Public School
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) India's permanent representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin, who is currently in news for leading India's charge at the UN over Kashmir, is grateful to his alma mater, Hyderabad Public School.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Decks clear for limiting river flow to Pakistan: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has cleared the decks for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to stop the flow of excess river water into Pakistan.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Former J&K MLA Engineer Rashid sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A special NIA court on Wednesday sent former Jammu and Kashmir lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid alias Engineer Rashid to 14 days judicial custody in a terror funding case involving 26/11 mastermind and proscribed terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Arms factories restructuring for profits, employment: Def Min
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Centre has decided to go ahead with corporatisation of ordnance factories in order to reduce the import dependency of defence equipment, enhance combat efficiency of the Armed Forces and increase the profitability of the entities for greater employment generation.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Food firms sending ration to flood-hit Punjab: Harsimrat
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday said that food processing companies responded generously to provide dry rations for flood-hit Punjab.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Durand Cup: Gokulam Kerala stun East Bengal to seal final berth
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC stunned East Bengal to book their place in the final of the 129th Durand Cup as they won 3-2 on penalties after the first semi-final was tied 1-1 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Several designers mark their debut at LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 has a list of designers who are debuting at the fashion event that has completed 20 years. While Day 2 of the event on Wednesday saw newbies showcasing their collection, the week-long event will also see labels like Aavaran Luxury and Pink Peacock on the LFW ramp for the very first time.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab inks pact with UNDP to implement SDGs
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Punjab government on Wednesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Maoist uniforms, weapons recovered in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a joint operation with the CRPF, Jharkhand police recovered weapons from a Maoist den in Palamau district on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mizoram CM urges Centre for Lengpui airport revamp
Aizawl, Aug 21 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has urged Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to revamp the state's Lengpui airport, once busiest in the northeast after Guwahati, Agartala and Imphal airports.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Amazon's biggest global campus launched in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday opened its largest campus building in the world in Hyderabad, reaffirming its long-term commitment to India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Kabul wedding hall blast toll rises to 80
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) The death toll in the Kabul wedding hall suicide bomb attack has risen to 80, according to authorities on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Jaishankar calls on Nepal PM, co-chairs 2-day meet
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar who arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day Nepal visit called on Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli ahead of the two-day 5th India-Nepal Joint Commission meeting. Jaishankar will call on President Bidya Bhandari on Thursday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Parks near home good for your mental health
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Living within 300 metres of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth and life satisfaction, says a new study.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Mumbai girl makes aviation history with solo Pacific flight
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Mumbai girl Aarohi Pandit, currently on a global flight in a small plane, on Wednesday created history by becoming the first woman pilot to cross both Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Risk burning monetary policy room by 35 bps cut: MPC member
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Voting for a conventional 25 basis points (bps) RBI rate cut in August, as opposed to the majority in the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), external MPC member Chetan Ghate had said that by agreeing to a 35 bps cut, the RBI could be burning through monetary policy space, the minutes of the last MPC meeting released on Wednesday showed.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ensure measures to check disease outbreak: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Punjab Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra on Wednesday directed official to ensure measures to prevent any disease outbreak in state, especially in the low lying areas, in view of heavy rains over the past few days.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Priyanka flays Centre for economic slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi government for the poor shape of economy and the Yogi Adityanath government in UP for increasing the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kiren Rijiju, Bhaichung Bhutia dives for 'OP-Blue Freedom'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in Asia, eight armed forces veterans, including from the elite special forces of Para regiment and MARCO, have initiated a high-end adventure sports survival training and self-defence mission at a pan India level titled 'Op-Blue Freedom as a part of their parent project -- Special Forces Adventures (SFA).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Putin confident EEF will lay ground for new projects
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) Ahead of the annual Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed confidence that the event would lay the ground for new and prospective projects, which will facilitate the development of mutually-beneficial collaboration and cooperation.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Business/Economy
Soil doctors to help double farmers' income: Jharkhand CM
Ranchi, Aug 21 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday distributed soil testing mini lab kits and identity cards to members of Self Help Groups (SHG) trained as soil doctors, who would help the farmers in increasing their income.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Allahabad High Court bans DJs for flouting noise rules
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday banned DJs all across Uttar Pradesh. If someone violates the order, he or she can be sentenced up to five years and may have to pay a hefty fine of Rs 1 lakh.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Don't understand why conflict of interest issue was created: Mary Kom
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Ace boxer Mary Kom said on Wednesday that she failed to understand why conflict of interest allegations were levelled against her in the issue of her coach Chotte Lal Yadav being in the running for the Dronacharya Award.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Pak plans grand celebrations on Guru Nanak birth anniversary
Lahore, Aug 21 (IANS) Information and Culture Secretary of Pakistan's Punjab province Raja Jahangir has asked its different cultural departments to give within a week an outline of the preparations for Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary celebrations in November, media reports said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pakistan divided over raising Kashmir at ICJ
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) After Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to raise the Kashmir issue at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Law Ministry is yet to frame its views on the move.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Working in a multistarrer is like playing team sport: Tushar Pandey
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Tushar Pandey is yet to play a solo hero in a Bollywood film, but he has no complaints about featuring in multistarrer movies. The "Pink" actor feels doing such projects is like playing a team sport.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
1984 anti-Sikh riot victims await free power in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Even as the Delhi government announced 200 units of free electricity for people in the national capital, it is yet to keep its promise of giving free power supply to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots here.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Youth dies after being hit by cluster bus, driver arrested
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A cluster bus driver allegedly mowed down a 20-year-old youth at Shahjahan Road here, police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmiri Pandit diaspora slams Lancet for bias on Kashmir
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) An organisation of physicians of the Kashmiri Pandit diaspora has written to British medical journal The Lancet, voicing "outrage and extreme disappointment over its one-sided version" in its editorial on Kashmir.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengaluru to host 3rd Neev litfest for children in Sep
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) It is that time of the year again when children, parents, and teachers come together to experience the magical world of books and share a common love for the written word as the Neev Literature Festival (NLF 2019) for children turns another page with its 3rd edition here next month.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
Former CM Babulal Gaur cremated
Bhopal, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur, who died here on Wednesday at 89, was cremated at Subhash Nagar Vishram Ghat in the afternoon with state honours. The government has announced three-day state mourning.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
CBI court refuses to cancel NBW against Ratul Puri
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday refused to cancel the non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Ratul Puri in the money laundering case relating to the AgustaWestland deal.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Assam BJP to only admit leaders from Bodoland areas now
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) The Assam BJP has closed its doors for leaders of other political parties, except those from Bodoland areas, state BJP President Ranjit Kumar Dass said on Wednesday. He added that the decision had been taken in view of the BJP's ongoing organisational elections.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Samsung Display cuts LCD production to focus on QD-OLED
Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) Cutting down on the production of liquid crystal displays (LCD) by Samsung Display Co., in response to dropping profits, can also be seen as the company's move to shift its focus to a new type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel, industry officials said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
5 Bangladeshi infiltrators arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested here on Wednesday for entering the country through the Indo-Bangladesh porous border without proper documents, police said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Chidambaram behaves like Mallya, Nirav Modi: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday accused former Union Minister P. Chidambaram of behaving like fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi by not cooperating with the central agencies probing alleged corruption in the INX Media case.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sebi eases rules for FPIs, amends norms for rating agencies
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Market regulator Sebi on Wednesday eased the rules for foreign portfolio investors (FPI) doing away with the broad-based eligibility criteria for FPIs and announced that the registration for the multiple investment manager structure would be simplified.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Incentives to filmmakers part of I&B Ministry's J&K package
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry is planning several incentives for film and television production companies to take their projects to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Mobile location to CCTV: CBI, ED hunt for Chidambaram (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Since the Delhi High Court's rejection of the anticipatory bail plea of P. Chidambaram for alleged money laundering and corruption related to INX Media, the CBI and the ED are searching for the former Home and Finance Minister, trailing his last mobile phone location and using CCTV footage.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Quit smoking to cut heart disease risk
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Heavy cigarette smokers can reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by 39 per cent within five years if they quit, researchers said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Karti Chidambaram has tennis club in Spain, house in UK: ED
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram bought a tennis club in Spain and cottages in Britain, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claims.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
New exhibition turns gaze to contemporary Indian art
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Focussing on contemporary Indian artists who use media and material in non-traditional ways, an exhibition here will showcase the art practice of three artists.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Squads, officials named for Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier
Dubai, Aug 21 (IANS) The ICC Womens T20 World Cup Qualifier will be held from August 31 to September 7 at the Forfarshire Cricket Club in Dundee and the Arbroath Cricket Club, both in Scotland, a statement said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Paytm, SHEROES join hands for women's only platform on app
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Paytm app will now have a special social community platform where women can engage with each other on topics like health, careers, relationships, and cooking as well as share their life stories and achievements.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Bengal woman gangraped, had asked for cut money refund
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) A woman was allegedly raped by a panchayat member and three others in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district after she asked for a refund of the cut money they had taken for getting her a house under a government scheme.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
YouTube to kill direct messaging feature in Sept
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) YouTube direct messaging service, not the most popular way to chat for a large number of users, is set to fade out soon.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pakistan to tour England for three Tests in 2020
London, Aug 21 (IANS) As part of the World Test Championship, Pakistan will tour England next year for three Tests, it was announced on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ALERT: SC to hear Chidambaram's plea on Friday
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2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rumblings in Karnataka BJP over cabinet expansion
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Trouble is brewing in the ruling BJP from a dozen legislators left out of Tuesday's cabinet expansion, as Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa could induct only 17 members, a party official said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Pak approaches Twitter over suspension of accounts
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan has raised concerns with Twitter after it blocked pro-Pakistan twitter accounts for tweeting in favour of Kashmiris and against India.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Shah to visit Goa on Thursday, no discussion on mining'
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Home Minster Amit Shah will be in Goa on Thursday to chair the 24th meeting of the Western Zonal Council during which he will discuss various issues but the mining ban plaguing the coastal state is not on his agenda.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal conduct
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy, co-founders of New Delhi Television (NDTV), and the company CEO and Director Vikramaditya Chandra for bringing to the listed broadcaster tainted money of unidentified public servants through a web of transactions via the foreign direct investment (FDI) route.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
India's growth may slow down further to 5.7% in Q1: Nomura
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) India's economic growth is likely to slow down further to 5.7 per cent in the April-June quarter of this year due to low consumption, weak investments and an under-performing service sector, said a Nomura report. The economy, however, is expected to see some recovery in the July-September quarter, the report added.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Stigma associated with rape should be abolished: Richa Chadha
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has raised concern over lack of strict laws for rape cases in India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pak violates ceasefire again in Rajouri
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday again resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, triggering an immediate response from India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
J&K govt grants MoS status to its mayors
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) In a significant development, the J&K government has decided to accord Minister of State status to its two mayors. Junaid Azim Mattu is currently mayor of Srinagar while Chander Mohan Gupta is mayor of Jammu.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sonam Kapoor spreads awareness on #WhyTheGap
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Sonam Kapoor has joined the Bollywood bandwagon spreading awareness on childrens rights, as part of #WhyTheGap campaign promoted by Save The Children India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yogi brings in 23 new ministers, eyes by-polls, 2022 polls
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) In what can be termed as a near-total revamp of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh, 23 new ministers were sworn in on Wednesday at the Raj Bhawan by Governor Anandiben Patel.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vicky funnily trolls Taapsee on her childhood picture
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal's hilarious comment on Taapsee Pannu's childhood photograph currently has internet in splits.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IL&FS firm used 'circuitous, illegal route' to lend: ED
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Enforcement Directorate (ED)'s chargesheet in the money-laundering case involving top brass of now-infamous IL&FS group has revealed that its financing arm IFIN indulged in a "circuitous and patently illegal transactions" resulting in an unpaid loan of Rs 2,270 crore from 14 firms.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kim, Kylie mocked after suspected photoshop gaffe
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and her sister Kylie Jenner have been trolled on Instagram after another suspected photoshop gaffe.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BFI should do away with selection trials: Mary Kom
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Veteran boxer Mary Kom on Wednesday indicated that the system of boxers having to go through trials ahead of big tournaments needs to be relooked at.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Didi ke Bolo' opens Pandora's box for Mamata govt
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) 'Didi ke Bolo', a Helpline initiated by West Bengal's ruling TMC for people to reach out to the government with their grievances, is giving a tough time to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Karisma changed 30 costumes for 'Jhanjhariya'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor went down memory while shooting for a TV show. She says she had 30 outfit changes for the hit song "Jhanjhariya" in the 1996 film "Krishna".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
The Arsalan story: Its many twists
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kolkata police have recovered the event data recorder (EDR) of a Jaguar Land Rover car that was involved in a gruesome accident last week in which two Bangladeshi citizens were killed and three others sustained injuries.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon unveils its largest campus in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Global e-commerce giant Amazon opened its largest and first campus outside the US, here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology
Vehicle pollutants up risk of common eye condition
Taipei, Aug 21 (IANS) Long term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of the common eye condition -- age-related macular degeneration or AMD, says researchers.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Sumit excited for 'Jijaji Chhat Per Hain'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Sumit Arora has been roped in for TV show "Jijaji Chhat Per Hain". He will be seen in a comic avatar.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gaur was too gentle for changing times (Obituary)
Bhopal, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur, who passed away on Wednesday, belonged to a rare breed of BJP leaders who had accepted the RSS discipline without slipping into right-wing straitjacket.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Telangana inks pact with Google for 'Digital Telangana'
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing to build on its vision of 'Digital Telangana', Google India and the Telangana Government on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve and get more local language content online using Google's digital publishing tool, Navlekha.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Education
CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal misconduct
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against senior journalist and co-founder of listed broadcaster New Delhi Television (NDTV) Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika Roy and the compamy's CEO and Director Vikramaditya Chandra for bringing tainted money of unidentified public servants through a web of complex transactions via the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) route.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Economy slowdown not to impact smartphones in India: Xiaomi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) With economic slowdown beginning to adversely affect several industries in India, Xiaomi India said on Wednesday that smartphone sales would remain insulated from the impact as the festive season inches closer.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Money creation to pick up pace (Guest Column)
The focus of monetary policy is now conclusively on ensuring better transmission. Towards this, for the first time in recent history the RBI has consciously moved liquidity stance to positive. Indeed, the Governor has lately referred to the Rs 1-1.5 lakh crore positive system liquidity as a comfort factor and facilitator for banks.
2019-08-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Sara woos social media by happily posing with kids at airport
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Be it at airports or at event, actress Sara Ali Khan is normally seen greeting fans with a huge smile. Earlier this month, Sara won millions of hearts when she was spotted carrying her own luggage while leaving the airport. Now, the "Simmba" actress is once again garnering praise for her "down to earth" behaviour with fans.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I convey a lot with my eyes: Prabhas
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Telugu actor Prabhas became a global star after the blockbuster success of the "Baahubali" films, is back with his new film "Saaho", which promises to be an extravagant action thriller and is rumoured to be made at a budget of Rs 350 crore.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Poll Trivia,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Pak asks UNICEF to remove Priyanka as goodwill ambassador
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has written to the UNICEF demanding the removal of Priyanka Chopra as Goodwill Ambassador over the Kashmir issue, and also cited the Indian actress' "jingoism and support" for the Indian government's action in Kashmir.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
'Kerala banking sector enjoys good industrial relations'
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) The banking sector in Kerala has the best of industrial relations, according to top bankers in the state.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
3 Ambedkar idols vandalised in UP
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 21 (IANS) Three statues of Baba Saheb Ambedkar were vandalised by some miscreants at three different places in Deogaon area of Azamgarh district, police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Amid slowdown, Essar Ports registers robust growth
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Essar Ports on Wednesday said higher capacity utilisation at its recently commissioned terminals at Salaya and Vizag and an increase in third-party cargo volume are crucial factors to help the company achieve its target of handling 60 million tonnes of cargo by March 31, 2020.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
#ChiddiBhagModiAaya goes viral, Tweeple in splits
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) As the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a lookout circular for former Union Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case after he apparently went missing, Twittrati on Wednesday went berserk over the development, creating funny hashtags like #ChiddiBhagModiAaya and ##BhagodaChiddu.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Vista teams up with Akshaya Patra for Mid-Day meals
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) US-based investment firm Vista Equity Partners on Wednesday announced its expansion of partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to support the latter's Mid-Day meal programme across India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Sehwag bats for Kumble to become selector in future
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag on Wednesday put his weight behind Anil Kumble to become a national selector in future.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No interim relief to Chidambaram in INX Media case
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a setback to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, his petition challenging the Delhi High Court rejection of anticipatory bail has not been listed before a Supreme Court bench.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tata Motors hits 52-week low after scrips fall over 10%
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Amid weakness in the auto sector, a sharp fall was seen in the Tata Motors stocks on Wednesday which slipped over 10 per cent, touching its 52-week low.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jaishankar in Kathmandu, Nepal hopes for progress on key issues
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) With External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar's arrival here on Wednesday to participate in the Fifth Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting, Nepali officials are hopeful of more extensive conversations between the two sides on some key issues.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Nepal,International
BCCI ropes in Paytm as title sponsor till 2023
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that One97 Communication Ltd, the company which runs the e-commerce payment system Paytm, has acquired the rights to sponsor India's international and domestic matches till 2023.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal misconduct
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against senior journalist and co-founder of listed broadcaster New Delhi Television (NDTV) Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika Roy and the compamy's CEO and Director Vikramaditya Chandra under charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal misconduct.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Budding singer Hriday Gattani teams up with top US composer
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Young Indian singer Hriday Gattani, mentored by legendary musician AR Rahman, has teamed up with American music composer-producer Arthur Pingrey, who has worked with popular artistes like Sia, Norah Jones and Sting.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's Q1 growth slows, but not a meltdown: Kotak report
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Contrary to the widespread concern being voiced about the ongoing economic slowdown, the first quarter (Q1) of the current fiscal actually saw very high divergence in performance and outlook across companies suggesting slowing growth but not a meltdown, brokerage firm Kotak Equities said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Netizens troll Kangana over wearing sari worth Rs 600
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut's love for saris is well known. Recently, she made a public appearance wearing a plain cotton sari that cost Rs 600 only.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump cancels Denmark trip over Greenland 'sale' row
Copenhagen, Aug 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation's Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen said Greenland was not for sale to the US. Trump's visit was scheduled on September 2, at the invitation of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Denmark,Politics
Legal expert Chidambaram will face charges legally: Stalin
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) DMK President M.K.Stalin on Wednesday said former Finance minister P.Chidambaram is a legal expert and he will face the charges against him legally.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Spider-Man no more a part of Marvel
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) The Marvel Cinematic Universe will reportedly no longer produce "Spider-Man" films, after negotiations fell through between Disney and Sony Pictures.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Off-field duties keeping Dhoni busy
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) After serving the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir for two weeks, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back to his off-field commitments and is currently in Mumbai for various ad shoots.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Modi government using CBI, ED to target Chidambaram: Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Modi government of using the CBI and ED and "sections of a spineless media" to character assassinate the Rajya Sabha member.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics