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'Internet overuse making people vulnerable to neuropsychiatric dysfunctions'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and people are becoming vulnerable to many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions such as irritation, anxiety, obsessive compulsion, revealed research by a network of doctors, neurobiologists, and scientists.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Odisha enhances cash award for inter-caste marriage
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) In order to encourage more inter-caste marriages, the Odisha government on Thursday doubled the cash incentive for such marriages from existing Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
NIA probe in 'love jihad' case necessary in view of visible pattern: Rijiju
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that the NIA probe into "love Jihad" case in Kerala was necessary as "a particular pattern is visible".
2017-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Committee probing Maninpur Police belt scam submits report
Imphal, Aug 17 (IANS) A three-member inquiry committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary Suhel Aktar, on Thursday submitted a detailed report to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on the "police belt scam" or supply of belts of extremely poor quality.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Goa's Catholics not apprehensive about beef ban: Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Goan Catholics are not apprehensive about the beef ban issue in the state's Goan context, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Indian thrust on renewables will affect thermal projects: CEA
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Overemphasis on renewable energy would result in reducing viability of coal-fired thermal power plants in India, adding to the massive non-performing assets (NPAs) of state-run lenders, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
No change in Chinese investment proposals: Home Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Despite the ongoing Doklam crisis, the most serious military face-off between Indian and China in three decades, the Indian government has no plans to single out the investment proposals of Chinese firms, a Home Ministry official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
JNU student complains of molestation, attempted gang rape in Faridabad
New Delhi/Faridabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A JNU student was molested and her six male friends assaulted for at least two hours after a group of over half-a-dozen hoodlums held them hostage at a lake in Asola sanctuary in Surajkund area of Faridabad, police said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Upgraded Jammu airport to provide improved services: Minister
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said that upgraded Jammu airport will be able to provide improved services to air travellers.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Business/Economy
Gujarat hold Bengal in PKL contest
Ahmedabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Zone A team Gujarat Fortunegiants ended their match tied 26-26 against Zone B side Bengal Warriors in an inter zone PKL contest at the Transstadia Arena here on Thursday to stay unbeaten in the home leg.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
At least 13 dead as van rams into crowd in Barcelona
London, Aug 17 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and scores injured as a van ploughed into crowds in Spain's Barcelona city, local media reports said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Innovative smart car gadget 'SafeDrive' launched
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) "SafeDrive" -- an innovative smart car gadget that turns vehicles into "safe, smart and connected" car was launched here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Assam floods: Ten more die, death toll reach 49
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Ten more people died due to flood-related incidents across Assam in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 49, officials said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Hero MotoCorp presents 150 scooters to policewomen in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Leading two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd on Thursday presented more than 150 new Hero scooters to women police officers of Greater Hyderabad.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
SC grants Rs 10 lakh compensation to HIV+ rape victim who became pregnant
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday granted Rs 10 lakh compensation to a rape victim who became pregnant but could not undergo an abortion even though she had approached the Patna Medical College in the 17th week of her pregnancy.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Congress slams Prasad for making personal remarks about Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday slammed Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for his remarks about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's birth date, saying it does not behove a minister to make such an "obtuse, personal and factually incorrect" remark.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GJM chief discharged in Madan Tamang murder case
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A city court on Thursday discharged GJM chief Bimal Gurung in the Madan Tamang murder case while directing that charges be framed against 47 other accused.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LG gives nod for doubling Anganwadi workers' salary
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has given approval for the AAP government decision to double salary of Anganwadi workers, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
US entrepreneur network Techstars forays into India
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) US-based worldwide entrepreneur network Techstars on Thursday forayed into India as a joint venture with ANSR, which builds and operates Global In-House Centres (GICs) for enterprises.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
PNB, HDFC Bank to revise interest rates on savings accounts
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Banking majors -- PNB and HDFC Bank -- on Thursday said that they will reduce interest rate by 0.5 per cent on saving bank deposits of below Rs 50 lakh to 3.5 per cent per annum with effect from Saturday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ACB files FIR in case of graft in Delhi hospital
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has filed an FIR for alleged corruption in purchase of medical equipment in a government hospital here, a senior official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
'Knee implant price cut boon for people but ensure quality does not go down'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As the government capped price for knee implants to make it affordable, orthopaedic surgeons on Thursday called the measure a boon for the poor people, but urged the government to ensure that the quality of implants do not come down along with price.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
'Sankalp Se Sidhhi' will glorify Indian culture: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Thursday said the initiative "Sankalp Se Sidhhi", led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will further glorify India's rich culture and heritage.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
GST return filing date extended for taxpayers availing input credit
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The central government on Thursday extended the due date for filing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return for taxpayers who want to avail the transitional input tax credit.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US declaration of Hizbul a terror group was long overdue: Centre
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The US decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen as a terror organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is "well deserved and long overdue", the Union Home Ministry said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Delhi murder victim cremated, kin remember studious girl
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A teenage girl strangled a day earlier in Rohini was cremated here on Thursday afternoon amid tearful remembrances by kin and neighbours of the studious girl who had won academic laurels.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Civilian injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) A civilian was injured on Thursday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Probe on Jayalalithaa's death a good move: Apollo Hospitals
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's decision to set up an inquiry commission to probe the cause of death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa is a good move, said Apollo Hospitals on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Yashwant Sinha-led delegation meets Abdullahs, interacts with students
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha-led delegation on Thursday met former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in addition to an interaction with some local students.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Dabang Delhi beat Tamil Thalaivas in thrilling PKL contest
Ahmedabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Zone A team Dabang Delhi K.C fought till the dying minutes of the match to edge past Zone B side Tamil Thalaivas 30-29 in an inter-zone contest of the Pro Kabaddi League's (PKL) fifth edition at the Transstadia Arena here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Striker Suarez's injury adds to Barcelona's woe
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) Things went from bad to worse for FC Barcelona on Thursday with the news that striker Luis Suarez will miss the first month of the season with an injury to his right knee.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
TN CM should order CBI probe, resign with all ministers: Stalin
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) DMK Working President M.K.Stalin on Thursday demanded the resignation of entire Tamil Nadu cabinet after Chief Minister K.Palaniswami ordered a judicial probe in the death of former Chief Minister J. Jayalithaa.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Another India-China flag meeting likely, no date finalised yet
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Another flag meeting between India and China may soon be held close to the spot where the two neighbours are in a stand-off confrontation in Sikkim, informed sources said on Thursday, adding that a date had not been finalised as yet.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Navy's all-women crew set to circumnavigate globe
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Navy on Thursday said it is committed to increasing the role of women in the force with an all-women crew set to circumnavigate the globe next month.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
'More positive experience with private healthcare than government hospitals'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 61 per cent of Indian patients, taking part in a survey, expressed a positive experience in private health care compared to only 39 per cent in government hospitals, said a knowledge report released on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Woman shot dead in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Two unidentified bike-borne criminals shot dead a young woman here on Thursday, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurugram: Village representatives to watch 'Toilet-Ek Prem Katha' free
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) A special screening of the recently-released Bollywood movie "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" will be organised for the Panchs (village representatives) and Sarpanchs (village heads) of Gurugram district, an official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Stakeholders deliberate on Najafgarh drain issue
Gurgaon, Aug 17 (IANS) In an attempt to lay the future road map for water security, stakeholders on Thursday came together on a common platform to deliberate on the issue of the Najafgarh drain.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Regained confidence while in China, says Barca midfielder Paulinho
Barcelona, Aug 17 (IANS) Brazilian midfielder Paulinho on Thursday said he was joining Barcelona after regaining confidence in his game during his stint with Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Amit Shah sets Mission 350+ for 2019 Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As opposition leaders were holding a conclave on Thursday, BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting here with party officials and union ministers to chalk out strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls setting a target of 350-plus seats for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HDFC Bank revises interest rates on savings accounts
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) HDFC Bank Ltd on Thursday said it will reduce interest rate by 0.5 per cent on saving bank deposits of below Rs 50 lakh to 3.5 per cent with effective from Saturday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
I am firmly in saddle, asserts Fadnavis
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Categorically dismissing all speculation, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday asserted that he will continue in his post "till Delhi beckons."
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Businessman close to Geelani arrested in terror money trail
Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The NIA on Thursday arrested Zahoor Wattali, a prominent businessman close to separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on charges of acting as a conduit for passing money received from Pakistan to militants, separatists and stone-pelters in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
60 killed in Philippines war on drugs
Manila, Aug 17 (IANS/MAP) At least 60 drug suspects have been killed here in the last three days as President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war on drugs and crime intensifies.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not the first time Goel got DDA land: AAP (Lead, correcting name of place in Para 7)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In the wake of a media report about an NGO associated with Union Minister Vijay Goel being a beneficiary of DDA land allotment, the AAP on Thursday said it was not the first time that the BJP leader was recipient of such favours from the DDA.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hold-Every Indian need to own dream of New India: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Every one of the 1.25 billion Indians will have to own the dream of New India so that it becomes a success by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Rajasthan, HPCL ink pact for Rs 43,000 cr refinery
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Thursday signed an agreement with the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to form a joint venture company to set up a Rs 43,129 crore petroleum refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in the state's Barmer district.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Brigitte Macron to have public role despite row
Paris, Aug 17 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte has said she will have a clear role at the Élysée Palace despite public opposition to her taking the official title of Frances First Lady.
2017-08-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Thousands queue up at Indira Canteens, many return empty-handed
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of persons queued up on Thursday to get subsidised food at Indira Canteens run here by the Karnataka government, though teething troubles forced many to return disappointed due to there being not enough food to meet the demand.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Government launches campaign for pollution-free Diwali
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Union Government on Thursday launched a campaign urging people to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali, an official statement said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Maruti Suzuki launches sports variant of Ciaz
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday launched a sports variant of its sedan Ciaz.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Xi calls for enhanced China, US military ties
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said he expects military relations would become a major stabilising factor in Sino-US ties as he met visiting Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People here.
2017-08-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSNL launches mobile wallet developed by MobiKwik
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Thursday launched a mobile wallet that would enable its existing 100 million customers to make bill payments and transact on e-commerce platforms.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump calls removal of Confederate monuments 'so foolish'
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments dedicated to Confederate leaders as "sad" and "so foolish", days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC seeks report on probe into bomb conspiracy in Rajiv Gandhi assassination
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Central government to inform it about the investigations carried out into the conspiracy behind making of belt bomb used by suicide bomber Dhanu to kill former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at an election meeting at Tamil Nadu's Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Over 10,000 expected at 'Startup Expo': Lufthansa
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Airline major Lufthansa on Thursday said it expects over 10,000 startups to participate in its 'Startup Expo to be held later this month.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TN CM announces judicial probe into Jayalalithaa's death (Roundup)
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) In a move aimed at merging the AIADMK factions, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that a judicial Commission will probe the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Trinamool sweeps Bengal civic polls
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Virtually bulldozing all opposition, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday, swept all the seven civic bodies where polling was held on Sunday. The BJP emerged as the main but distant opposition by displacing the Left Front.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
GP Petroleums appoints Raina as brand ambassador for IPOL
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Lubricant maker and part of UAE-based Gulf Petrochem Group, GP Petroleums Limited on Thursday announced the appointment of India middle-order batsman Suresh Raina as the brand ambassador for IPOL Lubricants, the signature brand of the company in the industrial lubricants segment.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Business/Economy
PE activity jumps almost 50% in July: Report
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Private equity (PE) activity in the country rose by almost 50 per cent to $1.22 billion worth of transactions, a report said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Goa Church magazine likens contemporary India to Nazi Germany
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) An article published in a magazine run by the Goa Church has likened the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule in India to Nazi Germany and claimed that a state of "constitutional holocaust" prevails in the country.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Teenager strangles Delhi schoolgirl to death
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Angered over her talking to other boys and not to him, a teenager strangled to death a Class 12 girl he had been friends with earlier after a spat between them turned violent, police said on Thursday. The accused has been arrested.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prominent Kashmiri businessman arrested in terror funding case
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested Zahoor Wattali, a prominent Kashmiri businessman and a close aide of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on charges of funding terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Inebriated man held for molesting woman in Delhi Metro
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) An inebriated man was arrested on charge of molesting a woman in a Metro train in east Delhi, police said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turkey, Iran to share intelligence on anti-terror fight
Ankara, Aug 17 (IANS) Turkey and Iran have agreed on sharing intelligence and cooperating operationally in the fight against terror, Iran's Chief of Staff Gen. Mohammad Bagheri said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for Haj pilgrims
Riyadh, Aug 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qatari pilgrims attend the Haj, the state media reported.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Court verdict in rape case against Dera chief on August 25
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) A Special CBI court in adjoining Panchkula in Haryana will pronounce its verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on August 25.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Steelers announce online ticket sales for PKL's Haryana leg
Sonepat, Aug 17 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League franchise Haryana Steelers on Thursday announced the opening of online tickets sales for the home leg of their debut in the competition.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Fast time inspires champs Kirui, Kiplagat to defend Chicago marathon titles
Nairobi, Aug 17 (IANS) Defending Chicago Marathon champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat of Kenya are plotting to run a fast time in this year's event, which will be held on October 8.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Three held, arms, ammunition seized in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Three persons were arrested in Jammu & Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday and recovered arms and ammunition from them, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Probe treatment given to Jayalalithaa since 2011: OPS faction
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The judicial inquiry commission to be set up by the Tamil Nadu government to probe the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has to look into her past five year medical records and the treatment given to her, a spokesperson for the AIADMK faction led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Indian Army to get its own attack helicopters
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon gets its first attack helicopters, after the Defence Ministry on Thursday cleared purchase of six Apache attack choppers at a cost of around Rs 4,168 crore.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Not the first time Goel got DDA land: AAP
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In the wake of media report on Union Minister Vijay Goel being an alleged beneficiary of DDA land allotment, the AAP on Thursday said it was not the first time that he was recepient of such favours from the authority.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Srei Equipment Finance plans to dilute 25 percent of its capital
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Srei Equipment Finance Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd, on Thursday announced it would dilute 25 percent of its equity and go for a fresh issue of shares, expecting to mop up around Rs 1,800-2,200 crore from the dilution.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Volkswagen submits roadmap for recalling 3.23 lakh vehicles to NGT
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) German vehicles manufacturer Volkswagen on Thursday submitted a roadmap to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on recallling its 3.23 lakh vehicles for violating India's emission norms.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Malegaon blast: SC reserves order on Purohit's bail plea
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on a plea for bail by retired army officer Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast which killed seven people.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Composite culture of the country in danger, say Opposition parties (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday brought together opposition parties on a common platform for saving the composite culture of the country that was in "danger" as participants asserted that there was a need to fight divisive forces that posed a threat to the Constitution.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
JCI expects to procure over 4 lakh quintals raw jute this year
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Jute Corporation of India (JCI), a nodal agency of the Central government, is looking to procure more than four lakh quintals of raw jute in 2017-18, a top official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Former international decries falling standards of boxing in Kenya
Nairobi, Aug 17 (IANS) A former Kenyan international boxer on Thursday decried the falling standards of the game in the East African nation, saying the former boxing powerhouse ought to go back to the drawing board to arrest the decline.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Ayushmann, Bhumi are director's delight: 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' director
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan" director R.S. Prasanna says working with actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar is a fantastic experience.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Every Indian has to contribute towards New India: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday listened to ideas of over 200 young entrepreneurs for transforming the country and said that every citizen has to contribute to create a New India by 2022.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Chinese President meets top US General
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met visiting Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People here to ease strained bilateral and regional relations after several days of escalated tensions and threats between Washington and Pyongyang.
2017-08-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Himachal HC asks CBI to complete probe into gang-rape case in two weeks
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) Pulling up the CBI over the slow pace of investigation in the gang-rape and murder of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Shimla district, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday granted it two weeks more to complete the probe.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kendriya Vidyalaya student dies in school
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A 17-year-old student of Kendriya Vidyalaya died on Thursday after falling unconscious during the school assembly in Gole Market in central Delhi, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
BJP terms opposition meet an alliance of 'scared people'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties participating in the "Sajha Virasat Bachao" (save composite culture) conference, terming it an alliance of defeated and "scared people". It also asked why they are silent on the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
President bats for safety of miners
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that safety of miners should be the top priority, while calling for a balance between productivity, profit margins and safety.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Centre should form SIT to probe Netaji disappearance'
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A section of members of Netaji Subash Bose's family and The Open Platform for Netaji on Thursday demanded the Narendra Modi-led Central government declassify all files - including of the IB - on the Indian revolutionary and set up a special investigation team to take up the probe of his disappearance on August 18, 1945.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Art of filmmaking needs one to exercise freedom of expression: Mohit Suri
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohit Suri, who will be seen mentoring aspiring directors for a new digital show "HP MTV Fame-istan", feels that a filmmakers perspective gets lost "if ones freedom of expression is restricted".
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New pain reliever may help combat opioid abuse
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that is effective in alleviating neuropathic pain, a discovery that could be instrumental in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, one of the biggest public health challenges today.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I must return to Atletico Madrid: Chelsea's Diego Costa
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Chelsea's Spanish forward Diego Costa on Thursday confirmed his intention to return to Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid during the current summer transfer window.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
LFW W/F'17: When bad boy of 'Neerja' had a good time on the runway
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Jim Sarbh, who got instant success for portraying a negative role in Sonam Kapoor-starrer "Neerja", turned showstopper for designer Anuj Bhutani on the Textile and Sustainable day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017. He not only was in a relaxed mood, but also showed some dance moves on the ramp.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pet Fed festival to debut in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Pet Fed festival, which takes place in New Delhi, will mark its debut in Mumbai this year. It will be held from December 16 to 17 here.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Notorious 'Mamba' ransomware returns, India also threatened
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) A variant of the notorious disk-encrypting ransomware -- detected as 'Mamba ransomware that hit organisations last year -- has made a comeback globally, including in India, media reported.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Garmin launches new range of smart watches in India
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Smart wearables maker Garmin India on Thursday launched a wide range of smart watches and activity trackers, including its much-awaited 'Fenix 5' series, in India.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian politician falls off moving car in UAE, dies
Sharjah, Aug 17 (IANS) An Indian politician from Kerala died in an accident here after falling from a moving car.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Quarterly headline inflation in first half to be between 2-3.5%: RBI
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India, in its second bi-monthly Monetary Policy Committee meeting, has projected quarterly average headline inflation in the range of 2-3.5 per cent in the first half of the year and 3.5-4.5 per cent in the second half.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Poland to host Indian Film Festival
Warsaw, Aug 17 (IANS) Poland is set to host the Indian Film Festival for the first time from October 7 to 10.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Poland,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Need CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death: Ramadoss
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Thursday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SC orders status quo on admission to medical courses in TN
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there could be no "compromise on intellect" as it ordered status quo on admissions to undergraduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
BJP complains to EC, police against 'fake' news on Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) The Goa BJP on Thursday complained to the EC and state police against unknown persons for "propagating fake news" that cited Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as purportedly having said that he would return as Defence Minister if he loses the Panaji assembly by-poll.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
The country now wants 'Sach Bharat', says Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he speaks about 'Swachh Bharat' (Clean India) but now the country wants 'Sach Bharat' (Truthful India).
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi's I-Day speech reeked of hypocrisy: CPI-M
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech was "remarkable for its disconnect with reality and reeked of hypocrisy in certain matters", the CPI-M has said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Night shifts linked with high breast cancer risk: Study
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women who work in night shifts may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as artificial light blocks a hormone that plays a key role in suppressing growth of its tumours, claims a study.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Lyricist Rashmi Virag turns director with 'Neelofar'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Lyricist Rashmi Virag, who has penned songs like "Muskurane ki wajah tum ho", "Bol do na zara" and "Zinda hoon mein", is now venturing into direction with upcoming short film "Neelofar".
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US designating Hizbul as terror group sad: Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The US decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen a specially-designated terrorist organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is "saddening", Pakistan's Foreign Office said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Sharad Yadav to hold meeting parallel to Nitish's in Patna
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) Senior JD-U leader and former party president Sharad Yadav will hold a parallel meeting in Patna on August 19 when the JD-U led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be holding the party's national executive meeting here, a party leader said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP received Rs 705 cr, Cong 198 cr from corporate donors in 4 years
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a whopping Rs 705.81 crore from 2,987 corporate donors between financial years 2012-13 and 2015-16, a report by election watch body Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) revealed on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Thunderstorm, lightning warning in Odisha's 16 districts
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 16 districts in Odisha.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Partition Museum inaugurated in Amritsar by Punjab CM
Amritsar, Aug 17 (IANS) Partition Museum, a first-of-its-kind in the world, was inaugurated here on Thursday as a tribute to the millions who perished as well as others who survived but lost their homes and hearth and kith and kin during India's Partition in 1947.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
India faces threat from inside, not outside: Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Attacking the BJP-led central government, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that India faces threat from within and not from outside.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Smartron unveils 'tronX' to make your life smarter
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Home-grown technology and Internet of Things (IoT) company Smartron on Thursday unveiled 'tronX' -- an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered IoT platform that would help make users' daily life easier and smarter.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
HC raises questions on youngsters playing Blue Whale
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday raised questions over youngsters committing suicide while playing the Blue Whale Challenge online game, asking how people are getting influenced by it.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
M.J. Akbar kicks off 'Namaskar Africa 2017' in Ghana
Accra, Aug 17 (IANS) India has a different approach in its developmental relationship with other countries as it believes in sharing knowledge without any hidden agenda, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said at the opening of a two-day "Namaskar Africa 2017" India-West Africa Trade and Exhibition Forum here Ghana.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Ghana,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Equities close marginally higher; IT stocks keep sentiments buoyed (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) After a volatile day of trade, the key Indian equity indices on Thursday closed on a flat note though continuing their streak of gains for the third consecutive session on the back of healthy buying in IT, Teck (technology, media and entertainment) and metal stocks.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chinese President meets top US general
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met visiting Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People here.
2017-08-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Thousands greet Sunny Leone in Kochi
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sunny Leone on Thursday took Kerala's Kochi city by storm. Thousands swarmed the streets, disrupting traffic, as the Canadian-born came calling to attend a function.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Bury deadly 'Blue Whale' game, says Nasscom
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Concerned at the 'Blue Whale game' phenomenon that has taken several lives globally, including in India, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) on Thursday issued an advisory for all stakeholders to check the spread of the game.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Apache attack helicopters cleared for Army
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council on Thursday cleared a proposal to buy six Apache attack helicopters for the Indian Army at a cost of around Rs 4,168 crore.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Eyeing retail, Xiaomi opens first 'Mi Home' in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Aiming to gain a further foothold in the offline smartphone market as the festive season inches near, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday unveiled an exclusive 'Mi Home' retail store at Ambience Mall, Gurugram.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Murali Vijay, Jonty Rhodes to attend Surfing Festival
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) India Test opener Murali Vijay and South African legend Jonty Rhodes will attend the fifth edition of Covelong Point Surf, Music and Yoga Festival, starting here from August 25.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
DMK says TN decision done under BJP pressure
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The DMK on Thursday described the Tamil Nadu governent's decision to set up a judicial commission to go into the death of Jayalalithaa as a step aimed at sidelining V.K. Sasikala under "pressure" from the BJP-led govenment at the Centre.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sports tournaments generate travel interest in England: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Sports tournaments like Women's Cricket World Cup had a trickle down effect on tourism in England, according to a survey.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
MSI launches three gaming laptops in India
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Taiwan-based hardware manufacturer MSI on Thursday launched three gaming laptops -- 'GT75VR Titan', 'GE63VR' and 'GE73VR Raider' -- in India.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Leadership transition at GM India from September
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer GM India on Thursday announced a leadership transition from September 2017.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Paramparik Karigar': Craftsmen, young designers leave LFW audience in awe
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Textile and Sustainable Day of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here on Thursday began with the 'Paramparik Karigar' show, which showcased an amalgamation of past-meets-present with creations by artisans and young designers.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Suits' season 7 finale episode to make way for spinoff
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) The season 7 finale of TV show "Suits" will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff starring Gina Torres and centred around her "Suits" character Jessica Pearson.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajkummar doesn't have any bad habits: Ayushmann
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his "Bareilly Ki Barfi" co-star Rajkummar Rao doesnt have any bad habits.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siddhanth Kapoor following special diet for 'Paltan'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Siddhanth Kapoor, who is currently busy promoting "Haseena Parkar", is finding it difficult to follow a strict regime for his role of an Army officer in another film titled "Paltan".
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN CM announces judicial probe into Jayalalithaa's death
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that a judicial commission will probe the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and said her Poes Garden house will turn into a memorial, meeting the main demands of former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam for the two AIADMK groups to merge.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
BSES consumers save 17 MW power via Demand Response
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Large consumers of BSES, one of Delhi's two electricity distribution companies (discoms), saved 17, 000 KW of power over a recent six-week period through a demand side management (DSM) project, the discom said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
NHAI launches mobile apps for electronic toll collection
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The National Highways Authority of India on Thursday launched two mobile apps to ensure smooth functioning of the Electronic Toll Collection system.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sony India eyes 25% sales growth in festive season
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Electronics giant Sony India is looking at a 25 per cent growth in sales across all categories in this year's festive season and is expecting over 20 per cent growth in the current fiscal, company officials said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Centre to finalise hydropower development fund
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The Centre is set to finalise the creation of a Rs 16,000 crore hydropower development fund to revive stalled projects in the country, a top government official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Reliance Power's Sasan Mine awarded National Safety Award
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Reliance Power on Thursday said its Sasan captive coal mine has been awarded the National Safety Award (Mines) for 2013 and 2014.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
L&T delivers two high speed ships to Coast Guard
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Engineering major Larsen & Toubro delivered two more High Speed Interceptor Ships to the Coast Guard at its Kattupalli Shipyard in Chennai, an official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
'Mantostaan' director's next a satire on Islam, music
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Director Rahat Kazmi, known for films like "Mantostaan" and "Side A Side B", is now waiting to bring his new project "Rabbi", a satire on whether Islam allows music or not, to the audience next month.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hitachi launches global IT support centre in Gurugram
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) IT services provider Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic (HSMC) on Thursday launched a 'Global Operation Centre' in Gurugram which will provide offshore IT operations support to companies worldwide.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Floods disrupt train services in northeast
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Due to severe floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, the northeastern region has been cut off by rail from the rest of India for about a week, officials said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Perfect time to experiment on digital platform, says Shamita Shetty (Lead, changing dateline)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Shamita Shetty, who is making her debut in the digital world of entertainment with a web series titled "Yo Ke Hua Bro", says this is the perfect time to experiment with the platform.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Judicial commission to probe Jayalalithaa's death: TN CM
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2017-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Tejashwi demands CBI probe into Rs 1,000 cr scam
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) Bihar's Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam, in which government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013 when BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was the Finance Minister.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Thousands living under open sky in flood-hit Bihar
Bagaha/Purnea (Bihar), Aug 17 (IANS) Sundari Devi and her family of seven, including an elderly mother-in-law and children, are struggling to survive along an elevated road here for the last three days.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
How testosterone can influence bull market trading
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) Higher levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone, can directly influence traders to take financial decisions that can drive prices up and destabilise markets, a study has found.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Lesbian Hindu, Jewish women wed in Britain
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A Hindu woman and her Jewish partner have married in what is believed to be Britain's first interfaith lesbian wedding.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Australia's Hastings optimistic for India series
Melbourne, Aug 17 (IANS) Injured pacer John Hastings on Thursday expressed confidence about gaining full fitness for Australia's upcoming limited overs tour to India from September 17 to October 11.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Over 100 people evacuated in Portugal as wildfire rages
Lisbon, Aug 17 (IANS) Some 133 people were evacuated from Macao in Portugal as an intense wildfire raged outside the town on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Perfect time to experiment on digital platform, says Shamita Shetty
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Shamita Shetty, who is making her debut in the digital world of entertainment with a web series titled "Yo Ke Hua Bro", says this is the perfect time to experiment with the platform.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Teenage shuttler Lakshya clinches Bulgarian Open title
Sofia (Bulgaria), Aug 17 (IANS) Sixteen-year-old Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen defeated second seed Zvonimir Durkinjak of Croatia to clinch the Bulgarian Open men's singles title here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Badminton
500 trees to be trimmed in Meghalaya
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 500 vulnerable trees would soon be trimmed in Meghalaya to avoid accidents, Deputy Chief Minister Roytre Christopher Laloo said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Would like to spread positivity through cinema: Dhanush
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) From a reluctant actor to a multi-faceted artist, Dhanush has come a long way in his 17-year-old career. Basking in the success of his latest Tamil release "VIP 2", he says he would like to spread positivity, love and hope through his movies.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,National,IANS Life
History repeats itself in several grounds as new La Liga season kicks off
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) The new season in the La Liga kicks off on Friday night with two games, but fans will have to wait until Sunday before Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are in action.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Trump adviser calls white nationalists 'clowns'
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as "clowns" as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, continues.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sierra Leone begins burying hundreds of its dead
Freetown, Aug 17 (IANS) People in the Sierra Leone capital began burying victims of a mudslide and flooding that killed more than 400 people on the outskirts of Freetown, as hundreds of residents queued up to identify dead relatives.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Sierra Leone,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Medanta Hospital launches child care facility
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) Medanta - The Medicity has launched state-of-the-art pediatrics department to provide quality child care, the hospital said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Indian equities pare gains to close flat
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Thursday provisionally closed on a flat note -- with marginal gains -- on the back of healthy buying in IT, Teck (technology, media and entertainment) and metal stocks.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No river, no us: B-Town bats to save rivers
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Salman Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Anupam Kher are among Bollywood celebrities who have extended their support to Rally for Rivers campaign, urging fans and followers to help save the country's rivers.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Ditch your smartphone to curb spending online
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) If you want to curb that urge to splurge, putting your smartphone away may help, as touchscreen technology is behind people indulging in guilty pleasures when shopping online, researchers say.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
'Shreelancer': Quirky and captivating (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Shreelancer"; Director: Sandeep Mohan; Cast: Arjun Radhakrishnan, Salmin Sheriff, Monica Mahendru, Cesar Lorente Raton, Francisca Emilia Papale and Ajay Srivastava; Rating: **1/2
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Acer launches 'Predator Helios 300' gaming laptop in India
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics giant Acer on Thursday launched the 15.6-inch Full-HD gaming laptop, Predator Helios 300, in India that will be available at a starting price of Rs 1,29,999 on Flipkart from Friday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
PCB issues show-cause notice to Umar Akmal
Lahore, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday issued notice to Umar Akmal for breaching the code of conduct after the middle-order batsman accused head coach Micky Arthur of verbally abusing him in front of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and other senior players.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Trinamool sweeps Bengal civic polls
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Virtually bulldozing all opposition, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress swept all the seven civic bodies. The BJP emerged as the main but distant opposition by displacing the Left Front in the vote count on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Firms in India invest $200 mn in retail assets
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Private equity (PE) firms and wealth funds in India have invested over $200 million in retail assets during the year, a report said here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP terms opposition conclave an alliance of 'scared people'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties participating in the 'Sajha Virasat Bachao' (Save Composite Culture) conference, terming it an alliance of defeated and "scared people" and asked why they were silent on the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bus services resume in flood-hit Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Bus services to and from northern West Bengal, which is reeling under floods, resumed on Thursday even as the situation continued to be "serious" in certain districts, a minister said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
In a first, Mithila Paag featured on postal stamp
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) The central government has for the first time issued a postal stamp featuring Mithila Paag (turban) in recognition of the age-old cultural symbol.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
'A Gentleman...' has 'doable' action, says Sidharth
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra says hand-to-hand combat techniques have been used for the action sequences in his forthcoming film "A Gentleman: Sundar Susheel Risky", and they are all doable.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kiss not cut in 'A Gentleman'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The team behind "A Gentleman" has denied that the censor board demanded a long kissing scene in the movie to be cut short.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hong Kong democracy campaigners jailed over anti-China protests
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Three pro-democracy Hong Kong student leaders were jailed on Thursday for their roles in a protest at the start of a 79-day anti-government occupation known as the umbrella movement, the media reported.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistani Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be studying in Oxford University.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Human Interest/Society
'Annabelle: Creation': Lazily scripted and lacks spirit (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Annabelle: Creation"; Director: David F. Sandberg; Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto and Mark Bramhall; Rating: **
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Farhan Akhtar keen to learn about his roots
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor-singer and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is excited about his visit to Khairabad in Uttar Pradesh, where he is keen to learn about his roots and pay respects to his ancestors.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Miniscule Parsi community celebrates 'Navroz'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The miniscule Parsi community, accounting to about 68,000 worldwide, on Thursday celebrated the Parsi New Year or 'Navroz' here with religious fervor, traditional pomp and feasting.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Bomb hoax at Delhi High Court
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Police searched the Delhi High Court complex on Thursday after an anonymous caller warned a bomb will explode in the premises. It turned out to be a hoax, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BCCI's Amitabh, Anirudh's expeditures raise eyebrows
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary's expenses touched a whopping Rs 1.56 crore and Rs 1.71 crore respectively in the financial year (FY) 2015-16, 2016-17 and in three months from April this year, according to details available in a report prepared by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
1,500 delegates to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Around 1,500 delegates from over 160 countries will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30, that will see the US President's daughter Ivanka Trump leading her country's delegation, an official said here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Man arrested after Dutch hostage situation ends
The Hague, Aug 17 (IANS) A man was arrested on Thursday after he held a woman hostage at a radio station in Hilversum, the Netherlands, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Balakrishna slaps fan for getting too close
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna, known for his temper, has again slapped a fan -- for getting too close for a selfie.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Rahul says BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a stinging attack on the Modi government and the RSS, accusing them of trying to change the Constitution, and urged all opposition parties to fight them unitedly.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Italian actress in Indian music video wants to break cultural barriers
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Italian actress Madalina Bellariu Ion has worked in the American TV show "The Young Pope" with actor Jude Law, featured in Hindi film "Dobaara: See Your Evil" and can now be seen in musician Arko Pravo Mukherjee's music video "Aainda".
2017-08-17
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Facebook shuts down chat platform used to 'harass' employees
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shut down an anonymous online chat platform in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about the US presidential candidates and 'harass' the company's employees, media reported on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Irom Sharmila gets married in Kodaikanal
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila on Thursday married her lover Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Don't want to alienate elder people: Masaba on youth friendly brand
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Masaba Gupta's designs are perhaps more relatable to the young crowd, given the edgy and quirky look. The designer agrees, but says she makes sure not to consider a certain age group in mind while making collections.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Skipping breakfast could make your kid undernourished
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Is your son or daughter in the habit of skipping breakfast regularly? If so, he or she may fall short of the daily required amounts of nutrients that are essential for their growth and development, researchers have warned.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Camera trap records 30 large mammal species in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Aug 17 (IANS) A camera trap has recorded the presence of 30 large mammal species in Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a statement on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Cambodia,Environment/Wildlife
Five Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrike
Kabul, Aug 17 (IANS) At least five Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's Kunduz province on Thursday, a top official said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Poor planning, Supercup defeat point to difficult season for Barca
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona go into the new Liga Santander football season with the task of regaining the title that Real Madrid took from them in the last campaign, but with the feeling that for the moment at least they are playing catch-up against their main rivals, who have been able to build a stronger squad, while a lack of planning has seen Barca going backwards.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mars 2020 rover to use X-ray techniques to find signs of life
Paris, Aug 17 (IANS) NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, which aims look for signs of past life on the Red Planet, will use smart X-ray techniques originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according a mission scientist.
2017-08-17
Category: International, France,Science/Tech
Gremio edge toward Copa do Brasil final
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) Brazilian football club Gremio took a step toward in securing a place in the Copa do Brasil final by defeating Cruzeiro 1-0 in the first leg of their semi-final in Porto Alegre.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Ajith's charisma is mind-blowing: Dhanush
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Dhanush has praised southern star Ajith, saying his charisma in the upcoming film "Vivegam" is mind blowing.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Matthew McConaughey likes to play characters with superpowers
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey, who plays a sorcerer and a shape shifter in forthcoming film "The Dark Tower", says it is fun to play a character with superpowers.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ashwiny, I have a very mature understanding: Nitesh Tiwari
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Dangal" fame director Nitesh Tiwari says the understanding between him and his director wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is very mature.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala CM defends cabinet colleague against opposition allegations
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday strongly defended state Transport Minister Thomas Chandy against accusations of wrongdoing related to a plush resort he owns and backed a Left-supported independent legislator against allegations of large scale violations in a water theme park owned by him.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Pakistan's anti-graft body summons Sharif, sons
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-corruption body has issued summons to disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons to appear before it on Friday in money laundering and graft cases.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malegaon blast: SC reserves order on Purohit's bail plea
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on a plea for bail by Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast which killed six people.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telecommunications sector to generate 30 lakh jobs by 2018: Study
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Roll-out of 4G technology with an increase in data, entry of new players in the market, introduction of digital wallets and the popularity of smartphones leading to consistent increase in demand for technology are likely to increase job opportunities in the telecom sector by 30 lakh by 2018, a study said here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Big B working on videos for Swachh Bharat, Indian consulate in Brazil (Lead, correcting headline)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said that he is working on videos for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the Consul General of India in Brazil, for an ongoing festival.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
ASUS launches camera-centric 'ZenFone Zoom S' at Rs 26,999
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS on Thursday launched its new 'ZenFone Zoom S' smartphone with a dual-camera for photography lovers for Rs 26,999.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mumbai City FC ties up with Rooter for ISL fan-engagement
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC on Thursday announced its association with real-time sports social platform Rooter as its official fan engagement partner for the fourth edition of the cash-rich football tournament.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Neha Marda enjoys acting with homemaking (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Neha Marda says she likes to maintain a balance between family and work.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India face Australia in ICC U19 World Cup opener
Dubai, Aug 17 (IANS) Three-time champions India and Australia will lock horns in their tournament opener of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, to be held in New Zealand from January 13 to February 3 next year.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim delivers girl child
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl, who was raped by her uncle repeatedly, delivered a girl child in a government hospital here on Thursday, hospital officials said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya HC issues notice over parliamentary secretaries
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court has issued a notice to the state government for a final hearing on the matter of the posts of parliamentary secretaries.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trump's response to white supremacist violence not enough: Poll
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Most Americans think President Donald Trumps response to the white supremacist rally that turned violent at Charlottesville in Virginia was not strong enough, a new poll has revealed.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tom Cruise's injury halts 'Mission: Impossible 6' production
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise, who suffered an on-set injury during filming of "Mission: Impossible 6" here, is being given time to recover, thereby leading the production to halt for around six weeks to three months.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
B-Town celebs wish Navroz Mubarak to Parsi friends, fans
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) On the occasion of the Parsi New Year (Navroz), a string of Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Farhan Akhtar took to social media on Thursday to wish the Parsi community a year full of love and happiness.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Partition: 1947': Partially riveting (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Partition: 1947"; Director: Gurinder Chadha; Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Om Puri, Michael Gambon, Neeraj Kabi, Denzil Smith, Tanveer Ghani, Simon Callow and Lily Travers; Rating: ***
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Lost 86 workers in Kannur in battle for dominance with CPI-M: RSS
Kannur (Kerala) Aug 17 (IANS) The RSS, which began operating from Cannanore in 1928 to make inroads into what is today known as Kannur, a Communist bastion, has lost as many as 86 of its workers in as many years in the district infamous for political killings, say RSS workers.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
How walnuts can help control appetite
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Google rolls out 'Q&A' feature to Maps, mobile Search
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Google has rolled out 'Questions & Answers' feature to Google Maps and mobile Search to help users get information about places they want to go to.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
M-tech launches affordable 4G smartphone
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker M-tech on Thursday unveiled its latest TEZ4G 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone for Rs 4,999.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Deepika Padukone out of Forbes' list of highest paid actresses
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has dropped out of Forbes magazines World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2017 list, which is led by Hollywood actress Emma Stone.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I looked like cow: Kim on her pregnancy pictures
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian feels says she regrets getting herself clicked during her pregnancy days as she feels she looked like a cow.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Excess workout, steroids leading to infertility among men
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A combination of intense workout, which has become a daily trend for many men, along with consumption of steroids is becoming a rising cause of infertility, according to IVF experts.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Partition: 1947': Serves up delicate but powerful drama (Review)
Film: "Partition: 1947"; Director: Gurinder Chadha; Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi and Om Puri; Rating: ****1/2
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Equities trade in green; metal, oil&gas stocks buoy sentiments
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a flat-to-positive note during the mid-afternoon trade session on Thursday, as healthy buying in metal, oil and gas, and IT stocks kept investors' sentiments buoyed.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Spain rescues 600 migrants in one day
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) The Spanish Coast Guard has said it rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of arrivals, the media reported.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gujarat Police officers Amin and Barot to quit
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Gujarat Police officers N.K. Amin and Tarun Barot - both facing criminal cases involving alleged fake encounters - on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that they will quit the state police on Thursday itself.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Slump in fruits, vegetable export prods government to look at low-cost water transport
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A slump in the export of perishable commodities such as fruits and vegetables due to high airfreight charges has prodded the government to explore the cost-effective alternative of water transport to boost the trade and give Indian products an edge over their competitors in the international market.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Nokia 8 launched globally, to soon be available in India
Helsinki/New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Finnish company HMD Global on Thursday launched its much-awaited flagship device Nokia 8 that will be available in India during the festival season.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Finland,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Real JD-U is led by Sharad Yadav: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The faction led by Sharad Yadav is the "real" and secular JD-U while the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is "completely drowned in the BJP", senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assam's country liquor gets branded, to be flavoured
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Here's spirited news for tipplers in Assam who favour the raw and rustic country liquor over its refined cousin that goes by the IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) moniker. It will now be branded -- and also come in two flavours.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy
Sania-Shuai advance, Ramkumar crashes out of Cincinnati Masters
Ohio, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai advanced to the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters following a straight-set victory in the women's doubles clash here.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
High-intensity exercise may help combat diabetes risk
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Indulging in high-intensity interval training may be an efficient, effective way of reducing the risk of developing diabetes, especially among women.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Rajnath praises Akshay for supporting Indian soldiers
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh has lauded Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's support for the Indian Army.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Smart cities to drive video surveillance market in India: Seagate (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As the drive to build smart and secure cities gains momentum, the relevance of video-based surveillance to ensure safety at workplace and beyond has increased multifold, a senior executive of US-based data storage company Seagate has said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Emma Stone becomes world's highest-paid actress
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Emma Stone has been named the worlds highest-paid actress by Forbes, surpassing Jennifer Lawrence, who claimed the top spot in 2016 and 2015.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Venezuela orders arrest of ex-attorney general's husband
Caracas, Aug 17 (IANS) The Venezuelan Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of Congressman German Ferrer, the husband of former Attorney General Luisa Ortega.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Venezuela,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Australian far-right leader wears burqa to Senate
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) Australian far-right leader Pauline Hanson on Thursday wore a burqa to the Senate in behalf of her One Nation party's efforts to ban the garment in the country, the media reported.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the first animals appeared on earth, according to a study led by Australian researchers.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Umar Akmal again finds himself in the soup
Lahore, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that it would serve Umar Akmal with a show-cause notice even as head coach Micky Arthur brushed aside the allegations levelled against him by the middle order batsman.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Boy strangles Delhi schoolgirl to death, arrested
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A Class 12 girl was strangled to death by a teenager after a scuffle between the two near a public park in north Delhi, police said on Thursday. The accused has been arrested.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US soldier killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 17 (IANS) A US service member who was injured in a security operation in eastern Afghanistan has died, the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Loss of smell could warn of Alzheimer's disease
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) Inability to distinguish between the smell of a lemon and petrol could point to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Microsoft using AI to let gliders take decisions in air
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) As its rivals get busy in developing self-driving cars, Microsoft is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to empower autonomous gliders take decisions while they are aloft and has conducted a successful flight test in the US state of Nevada.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Hemingway's 'hangout' in Cuba marks 200th anniversary
Havana, Aug 17 (IANS) A bar in Havana which used to be American Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway "hangout" spot and also the birthplace of the classic daiquiri cocktail, is marking its 200th anniversary this year.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Cuba,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Me, Ashwiny have a very mature understanding: Nitesh Tiwari
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Dangal" fame director Nitesh Tiwari says that the understanding between him and his director wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is very mature.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Real Madrid loses appeal against Ronaldo ban
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) Spain's football federation have dismissed Real Madrid's appeal against the five-match ban imposed on Portugese star forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President
Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said that a war on the Korean peninsula will never happen again and assured that the US will not take any military action against Pyongyang without Seoul's consent.
2017-08-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Prince Boateng leaving Las Palmas for personal reasons
Las Palmas (Spain), Aug 17 (IANS) Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng said that he is leaving Spanish football club Las Palmas to take care of his family.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mexican marine biologist works to save great white sharks
Mexico City, Aug 17 (IANS) A Mexican marine biologist is using his new book to spread the message for protection of great white sharks, an animal that he contends is nearly perfect.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Mexico,Environment/Wildlife
Celtic claim Champions berth; Sevilla, Napoli boost their chances
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) Celtic pounded Astana 5-0 in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier against the squad from Kazakhstan, which all but assures the Scottish football champions a spot in the group stage.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Big B drafts videos for Swachch Bharat, Indian consulate in Brazil
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said that he is working on videos for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the Consul General of India in Brazil, for an ongoing festival.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IT issues fresh summons to Lalu's daughter, son-in-law
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Thursday issued fresh summons to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar to appear before it on Monday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Bareilly Ki Barfi' is warm, delightful: Karan Johar (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has praised the film "Bareilly Ki Barfi" and hs lauded the performances by actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid roll over Barça to win Spanish Super Cup
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-0 here in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to claim the trophy 5-1 on aggregate.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Salaries of high-skilled foreign workers in US increase
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) High-skilled foreign workers are now receiving a higher salary by their US employers, with major tech companies giving out the most lucrative job offers, a study has revealed.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Multicolour MRIs could improve disease diagnosis
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging - MRI - multicolour and help improve disease diagnosis.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Zverev falls to Tiafoe in Cincy for first loss of summer hard-court tennis season
Ohio, Aug 17 (IANS) American hopeful Frances Tiafoe upset Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati here, handing the German rising star his first loss of the North American summer hard-court tennis season.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Mexicans protest against NAFTA talks
Mexico City, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of members of social and trade unions protested here against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), claiming the pact marginalises local farmers and hurts Mexico.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Mexico,Business/Economy
Suarez in injury scare ahead of World Cup qualifiers
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) Luis Suarez could be in doubt for Uruguay's crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Paraguay due to an injured right knee.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Spanish daily's website unblocked in China
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) The website of Spanish daily El Pais, which was blocked in China for three and a half years, is again accessible, authorities said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Human Interest/Society
Hockey: Ramandeep, Chinglensana star in India's 4-3 win over Austria
Amstelveen (Netherlands), Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian hockey team rode on twin strikes from Ramandeep Singh and Chinglensana Singh Kanjugam to register a sensational 4-3 win over Austria in their final encounter of the Europe Tour here.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Hockey
Next 'Mann Ki Baat' to air on August 27
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people to share ideas for his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme scheduled to air on August 27.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Twitter suspends neo-Nazi news website account
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Twitter has suspended the account of The Daily Stormer, an American neo-Nazi and white supremacist news and commentary website.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Technology
Man sentenced to life for murdering Chinese student
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) A 21-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for murdering a Chinese student from the University of Southern California (USC) using a baseball-bat in 2014.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HBO's Twitter, Facebook accounts hacked
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) As HBO struggles to stop "Game of Thrones" (GoT) leaks and tackle hackers' ransom threats, another hacker group has broken into the TV company's Twitter and Facebook accounts.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadella, Cook, Zuckerberg slam Charlottesville violence
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Breaking their silence over the violence at a white supremacist rally in the US, Microsoft's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, Apple's Tim Cook and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have condemned the incident as "horrific" and "a disgrace" to the nation.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S.Korea
Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) Eggs from 23 more farms in South Korea has been found contaminated with harmful pesticides, authorities announced on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Infosys to consider share buyback on Saturday
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) The Infosys Board of Directors will meet on Saturday to consider a proposal for buyback of its equity shares of Rs 5 face value, said the global software major on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) It was a sunny Thursday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 29.2 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Israel cancels Al Jazeera reporter's press credentials
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Israeli authorities have cancelled the press credentials of an Al Jazeera reporter, after he said his journalism was part of the Palestinian "resistance".
2017-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Key Indian equity market indices open higher
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Royal Opera House, perfect showstopper for Sanjay Garg show
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The closing show of the opening day of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 by Sanjay Garg was a celebration of purity, craftsmanship and textiles.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Today's youth understand fabric: Ritu Kumar
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Ace designer Ritu Kumar, who has been an epitome of handloom fashion in India, says that the current generation of Indian youth definitely understands fabric but the only thing they do not understand is that why "it needs to be complicated".
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nasdaq celebrates Indian I-Day
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) The Nasdaq stock exchange has celebrated India's 71th Independence Day with Sandeep Chakravorty, India's New York Consul General, ringing the opening bell.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Zayn Malik reveals his backup plan
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Former One Direction star Zayn Malik, who thinks about "alternative realities", says he would have been at a university had he not become a singer.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
2 killed, 5 wounded in ISIS suicide bombing in Gaza
Gaza, Aug 17 (IANS) Two were killed, including a suicide bomber, and five injured early on Thursday in a suicide bombing attack after an Islamic State (ISIS) member carried out on the borders between southern Gaza Strip and Egypt, security officials said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Obama's tweet in response to Charlottesville breaks record
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama's response to the weekend's violence in Charlottesville in US state of Virginia, has broken the record for most Twitter likes, with a number of over 3 million on the social media platform.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
37 die in clash between inmates, police at Venezuelan prison
Caracas, Aug 17 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and 14 law enforcement personnel wounded when armed inmates resisted authorities' attempt to impose order at a prison in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas, officials said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hugh Jackman in awe of Zendaya
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Zendaya of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" fame says actor Hugh Jackman was impressed by seeing her stunt work on the set of their upcoming musical "The Greatest Showman".
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump accuses Amazon of harming retailers across US
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump slammed Amazon.com, Inc., saying the e-commerce titan was harming physical retailers and triggering job losses nationwide, media reports said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Merkel reaffirms target of 1 mn electric cars by 2020
Berlin, Aug 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed the goal of 1 million electric cars running on German roads by 2020, the media reported.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya to host UN Environment Assembly in December
Nairobi, Aug 17 (IANS) The third edition of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will be held in Nairobi from December 4 to 6, officials said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Army helicopter carrying 5 crew members crashes
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) A US Army Black Hawk helicopter carrying five crew members crashed off Hawaii cost on Tuesday night and the rescue teams have found debris, a spokeswoman said Wednesday morning.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Doing some stunts in 'Annabelle...' was cool: Bateman
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Child artiste Talitha Bateman, who plays one of the orphans in forthcoming film "Annabelle: Creation", says she did some of the stunts on her own and had fun while shooting them.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
32 killed in one day in Philippines war on drugs
Manila, Aug 17 (IANS) Police in the Philippines said that 32 drug suspects had been killed in a span of 24 hours in one of the bloodiest days since President Rodrigo Duterte launched an initiative last year to fight the narcotics trade.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Noel Gallagher's band to re-open Manchester Arena post terror attack
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer Noel Gallagher's band High Flying Birds will headline Manchester Arena's re-opening concert on September 9.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan begins documentation of unregistered Afghans: Officials
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan started documentation of around 1 million unregistered Afghan refugees, Pakistani and Afghan officials said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
2 terrorists killed in Egypt's Sinai: Army
Cairo, Aug 17 (IANS) Egyptian army killed two militants in Egypt's North Sinai province, military spokesman said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Britney Spears 'redrafting her will'
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears, who found fame in the late 1990s and earns herself a huge fortune, has reportedly thought to be redrafting her will, in order to financially benefit her two sons -- Sean, 11, and Jayden, 10.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US, Canada, Mexico kick off NAFTA renegotiations amid uncertainty
Washinton, Aug 17 (IANS) The US, Canada and Mexico kicked off the first round of renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) amid widespread uncertainty and anxiety over the future of the decades-old trilateral trade deal.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dig into mom's wardrobe to nail boho look
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Hunt for vintage pieces like flare pants, floral shirts or skirts in your mother's closet to get the boho look right, say experts.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iran dismisses US criticism on religious freedom
Tehran, Aug 17 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry dismissed a recent annual report by the US government on the lack of religious freedom in the Islamic republic.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Trump ends manufacturing council after CEOs quit
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he was disbaning both the Manufacturing Council and the Strategy and Policy Forum, as business leaders resigned from the council over his remarks on Charlottesville violence.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Hopes US doesn't break nuclear deal with Iran: Moscow
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS) Moscow hopes the US will refrain from unilateral steps leading to the collapse of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
India may use only LEDs for lighting by 2019: Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that India may become first country in the world to use only LED products for lighting needs by 2019.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Today's youths understand fabric: Ritu Kumar
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Ace designer Ritu Kumar, who has been an epitome of handloom fashion in India, says that the current generation of Indian youth definitely understands fabric but the only thing they doesn't understand is that why "it needs to be complicated".
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mechanism for speedy completion of strategic divestment approved
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved a new mechanism to expedite strategic divestment in select public sector firms.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP floods: 400 evacuated from India-Nepal border area
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal has evacuated 400 people from the flood-affected Uttar Pradesh villages along the India-Nepal border, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
World Bank pledges $24 mn to enhance India's forest ecosystem services
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Finance Ministry and the World Bank on Wednesday signed a grant agreement of $24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for ecosystem service improvement project, said an official.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
HC quashes DGCA notification on excess baggage fee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Wednesday quashed a circular issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) by which Rs 100 per kg fee was fixed for excess checked-in baggage of 15-20 kilos on private airlines.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
JD-U asks Sharad Yadav not to attend Lalu's Patna rally
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United, which removed Sharad Yadav as its leader in the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday asked the former party president not to attend RJD chief Lalu Prasad's 'Desh Bachao' (Save the Country) rally in Patna on August 27.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Auto thief who drove away with police vehicle held
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A notorious automobile thief who had stolen vehicles, including a police vehicle fitted with flashlights, for outstation joyrides has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There is an undeclared Emergency on media: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said there is an "undeclared Emergency" on radio, television and newspapers in the country, after reports that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati had censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
SC seeks details of flat buyers of Unitech's Gurugram project
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Delhi Police to furnish details of the number of flat buyers of Unitech's project in Gurugram who had approached it for registering cases and the total amount owed by the real estate company to them.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Bihar flood victims protest over lack of relief materials
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Hundreds of flood victims in Bihar's worst hit Kishanganj and West Champaran district on Wednesday staged protests demanding adequate distribution of relief materials and assistance.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Wipro to manage Bangladesh telecom firm's IT services
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Wednesday announced that it had won a five-year deal to manage the IT infrastructure and services of Bangladesh's leading telecom operator Grameenphone Ltd.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology,Business/Economy
Three thieves arrested, four guns seized
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Three thieves in their 20s have been arrested here and four country-made guns and three stolen motorcycles recovered from them, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man stabbed to death by robbers, three held
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A man was stabbed to death after he and his friend were robbed of money in outer Delhi by three persons who have since been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Public sector presence holding back Indian economy'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The "overwhelming" presence of the public sector, which has almost two-thirds share in the banking industry, is holding back the Indian economy, an expert said here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Flight attendant falls from 4th floor flat, dies in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A flight attendant of a private airlines died under mysterious circumstances reportedly after falling from her flat on the fourth floor of an apartment in North 24 Parganas district's Kestopur, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six Grand Slam singles champions to compete in 2017 WTA Wuhan Open
Wuhan (China), Aug 16 (IANS) The star-studded line-up at the 2017 WTA Wuhan Open will feature 17 of the world's top 20 tennis players, including six Grand Slam singles champions, the organisers said here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Dera chief case: Home Ministry apprised of situation by Punjab, Haryana
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Top officials of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday apprised the Home Ministry of the situation in the two states ahead of an impending court's verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over one lakh affected by Meghalaya flood
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, the waters of which have inundated 136 villages in western Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid Doklam row, India, China discuss border peace after Ladakh scuffle (Roundup)
Beijing/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As a tense military standoff in Doklam entered the third month, senior Indian and Chinese army officers discussed another border row on Wednesday, a day after troops of the two countries scuffled and threw stones at each other in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh sector.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Government should stop bullets, brickbats: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his observations on the Kashmir issue in his Independence Day speech, the Congress on Wednesday said "brickbats and bullets" should stop coming from the government and BJP's side and they should start the dialogue process.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
SpiceJet launches third flight under Udan scheme
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said it has launched services on the Hyderabad-Puducherry sector.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi meets all-women crew set to sail around globe
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met the six women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel INSV Tarini.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
JNUSU calls commission findings on Vemula suicide 'stupid'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The report that said Rohith Vemula was not a Dalit and that his suicide was not a result of any political and administrative discrimination was dismissed by the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) on Wednesday as "stupid" and just another act in a series of "manipulatory tactics" by the Centre.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Ghana's minister endorses 'punctuality campaign'
Accra, Aug 16 (IANS/MAP) Ghana's Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour Awuah has endorsed the "Punctuality Ghana" campaign with a call upon Ghanaians, both in the public and private sectors, to be time-conscious.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Ghana,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Rs 1,000 cr fund to develop Odisha's mining-affected areas
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) The Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) has received a Rs 1,000 crore fund for development of mining-affected areas in the state, including Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda and Mayurbhanj, said an official on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Food grains output estimated at 275.68 million tonnes
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Total food grains output for the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be at a "record" 275.68 million tonnes, the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BSE, PHDCCI joins hands for info exchange on unemployment
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) for exchange of information on unemployment and consumer sentiments in the country.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nepal, China sign three accords
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Nepal and China have signed three agreements related to economic and technical cooperation, promotion of Chinese investment and economic cooperation, as well as oil and gas exploration in Nepal.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
US designates Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist organisation
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The US Department of State on Wednesday designated Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Franchises from Guwahati, Ahmedabad join PBL
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) will become an eight-team affair in the next edition with two franchises from Guwahati and Ahmedabad being confirmed to join the existing six teams, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Cabinet nod to India-Sweden MoU on IPRs
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the MoU between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), officials said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
After JHMS, more films to be shot in Portugal: Ambassador
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) After the Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer "Jab Harry Met Sejal", more Bollywood films are scheduled to be shot in Portugal, Indian Ambassador to Portugal Nandini Singla said here on Wednesday, pushing for a more productive relationship between the two countries.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
RBI advises banks to make Aadhaar card linkage mandatory for crop loans
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday advised commercial banks to make Aadhaar cards linkage mandatory for farmers to avail short-term crop loans in 2017-18.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Naqvi discusses sea route for Haj pilgrims with Saudi envoy
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday discussed the option of sending Haj pilgrims from India through the sea route with Saudi Arabian Ambassador Mohammed Alsati, who called on him at his office.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
LeT commander Ayub Lalhari killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Notching another major success, security forces killed top LeT commander Ayub Lalhari on Wednesday in a gunfight in Pulwama district, days after Hizbul Mujahideen's top commander Yasin Itoo was killed in a gunfight in Shopian.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Huge relief for knee implant patients as regulator caps prices
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday fixed the price for primary knee replacement of titanium alloy at Rs 38,740 while the price for revision knee replacement of any material was pegged at Rs 62,770.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Junior Shotgun World Cup to start in Italy
Porpetto (Italy), Aug 16 (IANS) A 23-member Indian squad will take part in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup (Shotgun) which is scheduled to start here on Thursday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
SEBI notifies relaxation of norms for acquisition of distressed companies
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Markets regulatory Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has relaxed the norms for takeover of distressed companies.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Export of over 22 carats gold purity items banned
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government has banned the export of items of gold purity of above 22 carat-level.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No confusion about figures by PM in I-Day speech: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In a bid to silence critics, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said there was no confusion in figures given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on black money deposited in banks after demonetisation.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Karunanidhi discharged from hospital
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) DMK President M. Karunanidhi was on Wednesday discharged from the Kauvery Hospital here after being admitted for a minor procedure, hospital officials said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Contrary stands by PM, RBI on black money recovered: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the "contrary stands" being taken by him and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the total amount of additional and black money that came back into the banking system after demonetisation.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Over one lakh people hit by flood in Meghalaya: Official
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 16 (IANS) Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, the waters of which have inundated 136 villages in western Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Doklam standoff enters third month; China asks India to withdraw
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China on Wednesday again told India to pull back its troops from Doklam where the standoff between their armies entered the third month.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service to have new posts
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government has approved creation of seven posts of Principal Director and 36 posts of Director on regular basis in the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
'For growth, banks have to transfer rate cut benefits to customers'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Effective transmission of the benefits of policy rate cuts by banks to their customers is the key to achieving non-inflationary growth, RBI Governor Urjit R. Patel has said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Johnson & Johnson, Chandigarh body to develop TB treatments
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Global pharma firm Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday signed an MoU with a Chandigarh-based microbial research body to develop innovative treatments for tuberculosis (TB).
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Indian, Chinese troops hold border meeting after Ladakh scuffle
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after a skirmish between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh, both sides held a Border Personnel Meeting on Wednesday at Chusul in the area, sources said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cabinet nod to complete North Koel reservoir project
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval to complete the remaining work on the North Koel reservoir project that will provide irrigation to 1,11,521 hectares of land in the most drought prone areas of Jharkhand and Bihar, an official release said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab suspends two food inspectors for wheat pilferage
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Authorities in Punjab have placed two food inspectors under suspension and ordered a probe against them following large-scale pilferage of wheat from stored stocks.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Excited Rohit says vice-captaincy a huge honour
Kandy, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said that he is excited to step on to the field as the team's new vice-captain ahead of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series, beginning on August 20.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
NIA widens net in Kashmir terror money trail (Roundup)
Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The NIA on Wednesday widened its net in the Kashmir terror money trail and conducted searches at a dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir, including the houses of a prominent Kashmiri businessman and a lawyer - both said to be close to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' cleared by FCAT with eight cuts
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" has been cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) with eight "minor and voluntary cuts". Its team is happy, says writer Ghalib Asad Bhopali.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN CM accuses Dinakaran of attempting to capture power through 'backdoor'
Cuddalore, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday accused Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran of trying to capture power and the AIADMK organisation through the "backdoor" which, he said, will not succeed at any time.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
DocOnline launches services in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) DocOnline, a virtual platform that provides access to doctor consulting services from anywhere, on Wednesday announced the launch of its services in Hyderabad.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Nothing has changed after 'Dangal': Sanya Malhotra
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra, who came into the limelight with her role as Aamir Khan's daughter in "Dangal", says she is still the same even after the film became a hit, and that the limelight has not made her a different person.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Banks to go ahead with August 22 nationwide strike
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on Wednesday declared that their nationwide strike call for August 22 stands as the talks with the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) in Mumbai have failed.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Violations on Blue Whale will be dealt with strictly: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Any violations of government instructions of removing all links which direct users to the dangerous online game "The Blue Whale Challenge" will be dealt with strictly, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Flood situation in parts of Bengal still alarming
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal continued to be "alarming" despite a let up in the incessant rains as many rivers in the area were still flowing well above the danger level, the state government said here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Time slot change, disclaimer recommended for 'Pehredaar Piya Ki'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) on Wednesday directed Sony Entertainment Television to shift its show "Pehredaar Piya Ki" -- in news for its odd plot -- to a late night slot, besides running it with a scroll stating that it does not promote the concept of child marriage.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Prasar Bharti denies it censored Tripura CM's I-Day speech
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) National Broadcaster Prasar Bharati on Wednesday refuted as "totally incorrect" the allegations that it censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics
LeT commander killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) A top LeT commander was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight between the security forces and the militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Manage your business travel better with 'Uber for Business'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) US-based cab-hailing app Uber on Wednesday introduced a key update to its "Uber for Business" service for corporates enabling them to manage their business travel efficiently.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Telangana to accord civic reception to Venkaiah Naidu
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The government of Telangana will accord a civic reception to Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu here on August 21.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cine employees on strike, shoots go on amid tight security
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) An indefinite strike by cine employees has affected the smooth functioning of the film and television industries. However, several producers and actors continued to shoot amid tight police security.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights
Flood scene still grim in Assam, toll touches 39
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) The flood fury continued in Assam as the toll rose to 39 in the second wave of floods and over 3.3 million people continued to be marooned in 24 districts of Assam on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Non-fuel retail to widen petrol pumps' revenue base: Pradhan
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government is considering enhancing the revenue base of state-owned oil companies' petrol pumps by allowing them to offer pharmaceutical, groceries and other such products for sale.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Get detoxifying mantra right after festivities
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) After enjoying the long weekend, it is time to flush out the toxins. Drink warm lime water with honey every morning and opt for steamed or stir-fried vegetables to detoxify, say experts.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Annual fishing ban ends in South China Sea
Haikou, Aug 16 (IANS) With a marine police guard, around 100 fishing vessels set out from south China's Hainan province on Wednesday, marking the end of fishing ban in the South China Sea this summer.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Philippines police kill 32 drug suspects in raids
Manila, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 32 suspected drug dealers were killed in shootouts across one province in the Philippines in a bloody 24 hours for the country's war on drugs, the police said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress urges Governor not to assent to Anti-Conversion Bill, Land Bill amendment
Ranchi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Jharkhand Congress on Wednesday urged Governor Draupadi Murmu not to give her consent to the Anti-Conversion Bill and the amendment to the Land Acquisition Act 2013.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Villarreal signs Bacca on loan from Milan
Villa-real (Spain), Aug 16 (IANS) Colombian international forward Carlos Bacca has joined Spanish football club Villarreal on a season-long loan deal from Milan, the La Liga side announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Estonia,Sports,Football
Spaniard Joselu joins Newcastle from Stoke City for 3 seasons
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Newcastle United on Wednesday announced the signing of Stoke City forward Joselu for the next three football seasons for 5.5 million euros ($6.4 million).
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Brown felt like a 'monster' after assaulting Rihanna
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown has opened up about the night he assaulted his former girlfriend and singer Rihanna in 2009. He says he felt like a "monster" at that time.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP takes the lead in MP local body polls
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Candidates backed by the BJP were leading in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, as counting of votes polled for 43 local bodies was held on Wednesday amid tight security.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
21 students, teacher injured in Arunachal bridge collapse
Itanagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Twenty one students and a schoolteacher were injured, some of them critically, when a suspension bridge collapsed in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Centre approves new Metro Rail policy, private partnership mandatory
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved its Metro Rail Policy 2017 focusing on compact urban development, cost reduction and multi-modal integration, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Odisha Assembly session begins on September 7
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) The 8-day Monsoon Session of the Odisha Assembly will begin on September 7, during which the opposition is set to corner the government which plans to table several bills.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Adityanath marshals officers to expedite relief in flood-hit UP
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) With the flood situation in Uttar Pradesh worsening, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday spoke to the top officials and sought the latest updates on the flood situation.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Trump praises Kim Jong-un for backing down on Guam threat
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for appearing to back down on his threat to launch missiles towards the US territory of Guam.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
JD-U to pass resolution to join NDA
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Days after it formed government in Bihar with the BJP, the Janata Dal-United on Wednesday said it will join the NDA, and the party would pass a resolution to the effect on August 19.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vemula wasn't Dalit, didn't commit suicide due to external factors: Report
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Hyderabad University Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula did not commit suicide because of any pressure exerted by union ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya or university's Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile and that it was a decision "of his own", an inquiry commission has found.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Mamata greets Kejriwal on his birthday
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday greeted her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Madras HC reserves order on Karti's petition against lookout circular
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday reserved its order for August 23 on the maintainability of a petition of Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, against a CBI lookout circular against him.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Girl visiting tableau on Janmashtami shot mysteriously
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A two and a half year old girl was shot and injured in a mysterious manner when she was returning home after seeing a tableau on Krishna Janmashtami at a park here, police said on Wednesday. The girl is said to be stable as the bullet only grazed her chest.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian companies set highest cost reduction targets: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian companies are planning to have the highest cost reduction targets, driven significantly by "growth objectives" and to gain competitive advantage, according to a cost survey released on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Healthy buying in index heavyweights lifts Indian equities (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Wednesday continued with their second consecutive session of gains to close on a higher note as healthy buying was witnessed in index heavyweights such as ITC, HDFC, Tata Motors and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), among others.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
400 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide
Freetown, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 400 people have been confirmed dead and 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding in the Sierra Leone capital, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Sierra Leone,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Career is my priority, marriage can wait: Surbhi Chandna
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Surbhi Chandna, currently seen as Anika in popular TV show "Ishqbaaaz", says she wants to get married at "some point" but at the moment wants to focus on her career.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
CoA demands ouster of BCCI office-bearers for non-compliance
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Wednesday pulled up the BCCI by demanding the ouster of acting President C.K. Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary from office for deliberately misconstruing the apex court's order.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
'The Monk Who Became Chief Minister' Explores Yogi Adityanath's journey
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) From being a shy boy in initial days to a monk who became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and politically significant state, a new book brings alive the life of Yogi Adityanath
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Vineet Raina joins 'Ishq Mein Mar Jawan' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Vineet Raina has been roped in to play a police officer in upcoming TV show "Ishq Mein Mar Jawan".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indians optimistic about future, but concerns about harmony remain: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A survey participated in by 25,000 citizens found that a majority of Indians are positive about the country's future.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Here's how eating untimely may affect your skin
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) If you are planning to go sunbathing, it is advisable to avoid midnight snacks and eating untimely as it might disrupt the skin's protective ability against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, researchers say.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Second edition of RFYS football competition begins
Kochi, Aug 16 ( IANS) The second edition of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports' (RFYS) national football competition kicked off here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Government approves Rs 9,020 for Long Term Irrigation Fund
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) by Rs 9,020 crore for Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) for year 2018-19 through issuance of bonds by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC appoints panel to examine 241 cases
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a panel comprising two of its former judges to examine the justification for closing 241 anti-Sikh riot cases probed by the Special Investigation Team.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government to regulate knee implant prices
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government has decided to bring all knee implant surgeries under regulation in order to control their prices, Union Minister Ananth Kumar said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Government has sympathies with home buyers: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it has full sympathy for those who have booked flats with housing promoters and it is their right to get the houses for which they have paid money.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Indian man serious after assault in New Zealand
Wellington, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian man was seriously assaulted in New Zealand and police are seeking the public's help to identify the man.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Funds increased, payments to suppliers faster in Delhi hospitals
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In the wake of the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, the Delhi government has decided to pay medical suppliers within 45 days and also increase funds for hospitals to buy new equipment to Rs 1 crore, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Delhi court issues warrant against Indrani Mukerjea
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday issued production warrant against former media baron Indrani Mukerjea in a money laundering case allegedly involving Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HFA, Kerala Blasters to develop football talent in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The Hyderabad Football Academy (HFA) and Kerala Blasters on Wednesday announced their partnership for developing players at the grassroots level in the city.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Foundation laid for Indo-UK Institute of Health in Andhra
A0maravati, Aug 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) Medicity here.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bombay HC bans bullock cart races till Maharashtra frames rules
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) In a blow to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday restrained the state from granting permission to hold bullock cart races till the authorities frame rules governing the activity.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Experiment with temple jewellery, tassel earrings
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Women have started experimenting a lot with their jewellery and don't just stick to the german silver or pure gold. Invest in different designs made of tassels and buy some temple jewellery for the authentic Indian look, suggest experts.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jains to shun phones, leafy vegetables for eight days
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Jains across the country will shun mobile phones and vehicles and will stop eating leafy vegetables from August 19 to 26, a period the community will be celebrating as Maha Paryushana Parv (World Forgiveness Day).
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Panasonic launches new budget smartphone
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Panasonic India on Wednesday launched 'Eluga I2 Activ' smartphone which comes in 2GB and 1GB variants.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Death toll in Myanmar swine flu outbreak reaches 25
Naypyidaw, Aug 16 (IANS) The death toll in Myanmar in swine flu cases has climbed to 25, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Depression may distort views of the past
London, Aug 16 (IANS) While it is known that depression makes sufferers see the present and the future as sad, new research has shown it also casts a long shadow over people's memories of the past.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Naga Awoshi (Pork) food festival to be held in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Foodies can enjoy a huge variety of Naga pork dishes here from August 17 to September 3.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Refugee team to compete at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Ashgabat, Aug 16 (IANS) The organisers of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) on Wednesday confirmed that a refugee team will take part in the event, to be held here from September 17 to 27.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Turkmenistan,Sports,Other Sports
Manoj Bajpayee appeals to Nitish Kumar to help flood-affected areas
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has his roots in Bihar, on Wednesday appealed to the state's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to look into the flood-affected areas there.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
SC orders NIA probe into Kerala woman's conversion, marriage
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an NIA probe supervised by retired apex court Justice R.V. Raveendran into a case of conversion of young Hindu woman from Kerala to Islam and her subsequent marriage to a Muslim in 2016.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
UP Yoddha announces Gyan as official dairy partner for PKL
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) debutants UP Yoddha on Wednesday announced city-based dairy company Gyan as their official dairy partner during the tournament.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
New-gen northeast filmmakers to get platform in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A new-generation of filmmakers from the northeast will get a chance to showcase their movies at a festival here later this week.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
M.J. Akbar: UN inaction allowed terrorism to grow
Accra, Aug 16 (IANS) Describing terrorism as the "gravest threat the world has faced since World War Two", Indian Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has blamed the UN for the growth of international terrorism because of its inability to agree on its definition for the last two decades.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Ghana,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Government asks 21 smartphone makers to share security information
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday said it has asked 21 smartphone makers across the world -- of which majority are Chinese -- to share the security procedures and processes they have undertaken to ensure security of mobile phone devices.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
'VIP 3' definitely on the cards: Dhanush
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Wednesday confirmed the third part in the "VIP" franchise is on the cards and that he will return to act in it.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Dalai Lama condoles loss of lives in Himachal landslide
Dharamsala, Aug 16 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed sympathy at the loss of lives and property in the massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, his office said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonal Chauhan, Sayani Gupta exchange compliments
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood actresses Sonal Chauhan and Sayani Gupta took a moment to compliment each other on the sidelines of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 (LFW), which began here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Kaalakaandi' release date changed over CBFC cuts
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The makers of "Kaalakaandi", which was slated to hit the screens on September 8, have decided to change the release date after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) suggested some cuts.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Soldier injured in Pakistan firing dies
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) A soldier who sustained injuries when the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control on August 4 succumbed to his injuries here on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
PM Modi dividing the country: Rahul Gandhi
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "dividing" the country by allowing the BJP cadres to "beat up Dalits and kill minorities".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Archana replaces ill Sidhu on 'The Kapil Sharma Show'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Archana Puran Singh has replaced Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on "The Kapil Sharma Show" for a few episodes after he couldnt make it to the set due to ill health.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cabinet extends sunset clause for north east, hilly states under GST
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday extended till March 31, 2027, the sunset clause under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) for the duty exemption scheme for industrial units in the north eastern states and the Himalayan states of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh -- a concession that is estimated at Rs 27,413 crore.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Don't want to be in contact with Sharif, says Zardari
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Asif Ali Zardari said on Wednesday that he has no interest in establishing contact with ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, media reports said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian smartphone market looks at bumper Q3: IDC
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) After witnessing slow growth in the first two quarters of this year, the Indian smartphone market is preparing for a bumper period owing to the upcoming festive season, a new report said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
10 security personnel killed in IS attacks in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 10 security personnel were killed on Wednesday in three attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants on military bases in Iraq's Salahudin province, an official said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan 'key partner' in region, says US Centcom
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The US on Wednesday said it wishes to continue the "key partnership" with Pakistan in the South Asian region.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues
London, Aug 16 (IANS) In a step towards helping repair damaged body parts, scientists in Britain have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Blue Whale' type games totally unacceptable: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Games like Blue Whale -- that has been provoking youths to commit suicide -- are "completely unacceptable", Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PSG's Jese Rodriguez joins Stoke City on one-year loan
Paris, Aug 16 (IANS) Paris Saint Germain's forward Jese Rodriguez has joined English Premier League (EPL) team Stoke City on loan until June 30, 2018, with a permanent purchase option, the French football side announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
GMDA set up, Sharan appointed CEO
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, a set up to provide integrated and coordinated planning for infrastructure development, became functional on Wednesday, an official said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy
Delhi to host Singapore Film Festival
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Singapore Film Festival, now in its fourth edition, will be held here from September 1-3.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
IBS Software sets up 'test factory' for Lufthansa Cargo
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Technopark-headquartered IBS Software, a leading IT solutions provider to the global aviation industry, on Wednesday announced the setting up of a 'test factory' for Lufthansa Cargo.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Instant judgment drives me to become a better comedian: Zakir Khan
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Comedian Zakir Khan says the instant feedback and response to his stand-up acts pushes him to "become a better comedian".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Government refuses to comment on Chinese attempt to intrude in Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday refused to comment on reports of an attempt by Chinese troops to intrude into Indian territory in Ladakh sector.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Gorakhpur tragedy: Social activist files PIL in Allahabad HC
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Social activist Nutan Thakur on Wednesday filed a PIL in the Allahabad High Court with regard to the death of over 60 children at a Gorakhpur hospital last week, seeking a judicial probe into the tragedy.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Congress stages protests against Gorakhpur tragedy
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress on Wednesday held a protest here against the deaths of children at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
UN rights chief urges Kenya to calm political climate peacefully
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN human rights chief has called on Kenyan leaders to act responsibly by calming the volatile political climate peacefully amid reports of police brutality that has led to deaths and injuries, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
US threats of military intervention in Venezuela unacceptable: Lavrov
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday described the threats of a military intervention in Venezuela made by US President Donald Trump as "unacceptable".
2017-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Swine flu scare: UP schools to skip morning assembly
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) With the rising number of swine flu patients in the city and other parts of the state, the health department on Wednesday issued a directive to schools to skip morning prayers to avoid the spread of the disease.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Equity indices surge on global cues, healthy buying
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Wednesday surged to provisionally close on a higher note as broadly positive global cues, coupled with intense buying activities in automobile, banking and FMCG stocks, lifted investors' sentiments.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Government approves new Metro Rail policy
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Metro Rail Policy 2017 to keep up with "high level of expectations and states' aspirations", Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
UK's Brexit paper opposes Irish border posts
London, Aug 16 (IANS) The UK government has said it does not want any border posts between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic in its new position paper on Brexit.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
24 kg cannabis seized by BSF in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 24 kg of cannabis was seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) from a bamboo orchard in West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netaji's bust defaced with ink in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A newly installed bust of Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in West Bengal's Birbhum district was found defaced with ink, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government asks 21 smartphone makers to share security information
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday said it has asked 21 smartphone manufacturers across the world -- of which majority are Chinese -- to share the security procedures and processes they have undertaken to ensure security of mobile phone devices.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Swipe launches affordable 4G smartphone at Rs 3,999
Pune, Aug 16 (IANS) Swipe Technologies on Wednesday launched an affordable 4G smartphone "ELITE 4G" that will be exclusively available on Flipkart for Rs 3,999.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Verdict on Dera chief likely, Punjab-Haryana put on alert
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The authorities in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday asked the police in both states to be on alert ahead of a special CBI court's verdict in an alleged rape of a 'sadhvi' by Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ASUS launches ROG 'Zephyrus' gaming laptop
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Taiwanese technology major ASUS on Wednesday announced the launch of 'Republic of Gamers' (ROG) 'Zephyrus' -- the world's slimmest gaming laptop -- in India at Rs 2,99,990.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tripura CM slams Prasar Bharati for censoring I-Day speech
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Wednesday condemned the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati and termed it an "undemocratic, autocratic and intolerant step".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics
Won't direct till I'm totally thrilled with story: Subhash Ghai
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says he will not return to directing movies unless he is "totally thrilled" with a story.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Social environment can shape male, female behaviours
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Besides genes, human environment and culture can also influence gender-specific behavioural traits, claims a research.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Delayed prescriptions could help fight antibiotic resistance
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Delayed prescriptions or shorter courses of treatment could be a potential way of fighting antibiotic resistance, suggest two studies led by University of Southampton in Britain.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'This Is Us' cast get $250,000 bonus
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Stars Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia were each rewarded $250,000 cash bonuses from NBC and 20th Century Fox TV for the success of the TV show "This Is Us".
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Wildfires burning 25,000 hectares per day in Russia's Far East
Vladivostok, Aug 16 (IANS) The area affected by wildfire in Russia's Far East increases by 25,000 hectares per day, out of which 18,000 hectares is non-forested, the forestry department said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Colombian President oversees final withdrawal of rebels' arms
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos oversaw the final withdrawal of weapons handed over by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Colombia,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Russian watchdog detects over 23,000 websites promoting suicide
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia's consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has in the past five years detected over 23,000 websites which promote suicide or contain information on how to commit suicide, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China, Nepal should enhance cooperation in traditional medicine: Wang
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Wednesday called on China and Nepal to step up cooperation in research and application of traditional medicine.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Bahrain slams Tillerson's accusation of discrimination against Shias
Manama, Aug 16 (IANS) The Bahraini government on Wednesday condemned a statement by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in which he accused the country of discriminating against the Shia community.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Bahrain,Religion,Diplomacy
Sony launches two new speakers in India
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Extending its home entertainment audio system portfolio, Sony India on Wednesday launched 'MHC-V11' and 'SHAKE-X30D' speakers in India.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Three labourers die in IIT Kharagpur
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Three labourers died in an accident during construction work inside the IIT Kharagpur campus, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Fossilised dinosaur footprints found in China
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) More than 200 fossilised dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Maotai town of China, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
China, US agree to boost military ties amid North Korea crisis
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) Top Chinese and US military officials have agreed to boost military ties and exchanges amid growing tension between the two countries over North Korea.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chinese side requests flag meeting after Ladakh skirmish
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after Indian and Chinese troops clashed along the northern bank of Pangong Lake in Ladakh, a flag meeting was requested by the Chinese side, sources said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Young designer brings child abuse, women trafficking issues on LFW ramp
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Sumiran Kabir Sharma, one of the Gen Next designers at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017, displayed a line-up that was more than just "beautiful dresses" here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC appoints panel to examine 241 cases
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a panel headed by two of its former judges to examine the justification for closure of 241 anti-Sikh riot cases probed by the Special Investigation Team.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People living in fear, will fight to save composite culture: Sharad Yadav
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Days after he was removed as the party's leader in the Rajya Sabha, former Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said people are "living in fear" and that he will fight tooth and nail to save India's composite culture.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira Canteens in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated Indira Canteens here for the poor, saying even the "poorest and the weakest in the city cannot go hungry".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
I'll always be judged for the sex tape: Paris Hilton
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton, who looked up to "elegant and amazing" women like Princess Diana, says her sex tape with former boyfriend Rick Saloman ruined her image.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'GoT' episode accidentally aired in Spain
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) An upcoming episode of the seventh season of popular fantasy drama TV series was accidentally broadcast in Spain four days before its original scheduled telecast.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Boman Irani believes in sharing household responsibilities
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani says he doesn't just share joys and sorrows with his wife Zenobia, but household responsibilities too.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump again blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville violence
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has again "blamed both sides" for the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of a 32-year-old woman.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kapil Mishra puts up banners calling Kejriwal 'corrupt'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday put up banners on different flyovers across the national capital, calling Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal "corrupt" and urging people to join his campaign against the AAP leader.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya's fortress in long distance races threatened, warns coach Kirwa
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Kenya must raise its bar higher if it is to remain at the apex of middle and long distance athletics despite scooping 11 medals at the London World Championships.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus
London, Aug 16 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have used plants to produce a new vaccine against the polio virus, a finding which can pave the way for global eradication of the disease.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Three Kenyan boxers strong contenders at AIBA World Championships
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Three Kenyan boxers who will represent the country at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Hamburg, Germany expected to excel.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Dhanraj Pillay, Sourav Ganguly to play in charity match with Maradona
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, popular Bengali actor Abir Chatterjee and cricketers Manoj Tiwary and Deep Dasgupta are among those who have confirmed their availability for the charity match to be played here involving Argentine legend Diego Maradona, the organisers said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Reliance Defence to change name to Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure controlled Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL) is all set to change its name to Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd (RNEL).
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Two months on, Mizoram's local communities still to overcome havoc caused by flash floods
Lunglei (Mizoram), Aug 16 (IANS) Even two months after flash floods caused by heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in many villages at Tlabung here in this district, the local communities are struggling to return to normalcy.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Microsoft announces 'Coco Framework' for blockchain networks
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With a rise in the adoption of Blockchain technology, Microsoft on Wednesday announced 'Coco Framework', a first-of-its-kind innovation that aims to improve performance, confidentiality and governance of enterprises.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Paes-Zverev bow out of Cincinnati Open tennis
Basel, Aug 16 (IANS) India tennis star Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev bowed out of the Cincinnati Open, losing their men's doubles first round match here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Johny Lever-starrer to premiere in Canada on Friday
Toronto, Aug 16 (IANS) Hindi comic feature film "Hotel Beautifool", starring actors Johny Lever and Brijendra Kala, is set to premiere in Canada on Friday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Overflowing rivers inundate new areas in Bihar
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim on Wednesday with major rivers in spate breaching banks, inundating new areas and displacing thousands of people, officials said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
China mum on its incursion attempt in Ladakh
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China on Wednesday said it was not aware of a skirmish between its troops and Indian soldiers in Ladakh region and stated that its border troops always patrol on the Chinese side along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual functions: Study
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Long-term testosterone replacement therapy improves both sexual and urinary functions as well as quality of life for men suffering from a condition due to deficiency of the hormone, according to a study.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indus OS speech-to-text feature now in 23 Indian languages
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Domestic Android-based mobile operating system Indus OS on Wednesday unveiled a new 'speech-to-text' feature in their keyboard that would allow users to enter text in their preferred language.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nasscom-incubated startup launches voice-assisted 'stove knob'
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Nasscom-incubated startup IoT Pot on Wednesday unveiled 'Klove Knob' -- the world's first voice-assisted stove knob that helps in making an existing kitchen smart.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mass grave exposes IS brutality in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) Afghan security forces have discovered around 40 bodies in a mass grave in the northern Sari Pul province during the government forces' cleanup operations in the troubled region.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Start-ups must develop stronger business plans to receive funding: Study
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Developing stronger and sustainable business plans will help start-ups in receiving private equity/venture capital (PE/VC) funding, suggested a recent joint study by Assocham-Hammurabi & Solomon.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Doklam standoff enters third month; China asks India to withdraw
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) As the standoff in Doklam entered the third month, China on Wednesday renewed its call for India to withdraw troops from the area.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' cleared by FCAT with eight cuts
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" has been cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) with eight "minor and voluntary cuts", says the film's director Kushan Nandy.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Peter Dinklage discourages GoT fans from buying huskies
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Peter Dinklage has urged "Game of Thrones" fans to stop buying huskies just because they look like direwolves.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Bose - Dead/Alive' not a boring biography: Hansal Mehta
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Hansal Mehta says his upcoming web series ""Bose - Dead/Alive", featuring Rajkummar Rao as Subhas Chandra Bose, is not a boring story about the freedom fighter.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Vinit Kakar to star in 'Kannu'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Vinit Kakar, best known for his role of Mahaparshva in popular TV show "Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman", has been roped in to star in upcoming film "Kannu" along with "Airlift" fame actress Taranjit Kaur.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Australia to join military drills with US, South Korea
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) Australia will join the annual US-South Korea military exercises next week following Pyongyang's decision to hold off its plan to attack Guam, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Smartphone app may help manage mental illness
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smartphone app to help middle-aged and older adults self-manage their mental illness and other chronic conditions, suggests new research.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Charlottesville fallout: Six business leaders quit Trump panel
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The number of manufacturing council members who have quit following US President Donald Trump's remarks about white supremacists has risen to six after a key American labour leader said he was stepping down.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Del Potro upsets Berdych, reaches Cincinnati 2nd round
Basel, Aug 16 (IANS) Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro rallied to beat the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open here.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Counting of votes on for MP local body polls
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Counting of votes polled in 43 local bodies is being held in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday amid tight security arrangements.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Key Indian equity indices trade higher in afternoon session
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices was trading higher in the afternoon session on Monday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Bollywood film's song launched at Yerwada Central Jail
Pune, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar along with the co-stars of "Lucknow Central" launched a new song from the upcoming film before 4,000 inmates at the Yerwada Central Jail here.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
62 ongoing coal projects delayed: Coal India
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Coal India said on Wednesday that 62 coal projects, out of 120 ongoing projects, were not running on schedule mainly due to delay in obtaining forest clearances, acquiring land and issues related to rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R).
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira Canteens in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated Indira Canteens here for the poor, saying even the "poorest and the weakest in the city cannot go hungry".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Moroccan King greets Indian President, PM on I-Day
New Delhi/Rabat, Aug 16 (IANS) The King of Morocco Mohammed VI has greeted Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day and said he is keen to work with the Indian leadership to enhance the bilateral dialogue and partnership.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Maharashtra lawyer files plea terming PM's I-Day speech unconstitutional
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 16 (IANS) A city lawyer has filed a plea questioning the contents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech, claiming it has violated constitutional provisions.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Mark Ruffalo leads protest outside Trump Tower
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Mark Ruffalo and filmmaker Michael Moore led a vigil near Trump Tower in Manhattan in memory of Heather Heyer, the woman killed last week during the violence that erupted at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Paes-Zverev bow out of Cincinnati Open tennis
Basil, Aug 16 (IANS) India tennis star Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev bowed out of the Cincinnati Open, losing their men's doubles first round match here on Wednesday
2017-08-16
Category: India, Basil,Sports,Tennis
Here's how modern juicy apples evolved
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Tracing the evolutionary history of the crisp and juicy apples, scientists have found that modern apples originated in a mountainous region of Kazakhstan around 10,000 years ago.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Uber settles federal agency charges for privacy breaches
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Uber Technologies, Inc. will implement a privacy programme and obtain independent audits in the next 20 years to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it failed to protect consumer and driver data.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Honor 8 Pro wins 'EISA Consumer Smartphone Award'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand Huawei's Honor 8 Pro has been accorded with 'European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Consumer Smartphone 2017-2018' award, the company announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology