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Man entering Sena Bhavan on fake army ID caught
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A man, seeking to pass himself off as a Lt Colonel, tried to enter the Sena Bhavan on Friday, along with his wife, driver and a job aspirant, but was caught, police said. All four are being interrogated.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Culture Ministry restoring Bengal heritage sites, work likely to end by October
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The Union Culture Ministry is carrying out large scale restoration work of heritage buildings and places of art in Kolkata using organic and natural conservation processes, with the project likely to be completed by October, a top official said here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
NPAs of Indian banks is Congress' making: Modi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress of creating a large mess of NPAs in Indian banks and said that from during UPA rule from 2008 to 2014 the "underground loot of banks" was such that the amount of NPAs increased from Rs 18 lakh crore to Rs 52 lakh crore.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Russia had a right to annex Crimea, says Italian Minister
Rome, July 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's far-right Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Renzi on Friday said that Russia had a popular mandate to annex the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and denied the referendum that preceded it was fake.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
Sumeet Vyas set to pen his first feature film
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Sumeet Vyas, last seen on-screen in "Veere Di Wedding". is set to pen his first feature film.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mile 22' to now release on August 24 in India
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Mark Wahlberg-starrer "Mile 22" will release in India on August 24.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi government passes no-trust test comfortably
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government on Friday passed the no-confidenc emotion moved by the oppostion with an overwhelming majority with the government getting 325 out of a total 451 votes. Only 126 MPs voted in favour of the motion.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No-confidence motion against Modi government defeated
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was defeated in the Lok Sabha on Friday after a 12-hour heated debate which saw the government and opposition trade charges and a moment of drama when Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, after a blistering speech, walked over to hug the Prime Minister.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kingpin of gang swindling youth on job promise nabbed
Jaipur, July 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Police has arrested the kingpin of a gang involved in collecting lakhs of rupees, along with original certificates, from the job-seekers on false promises of getting them cushioned jobs, from Deeg in the state.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi best actor in world: TDP MP
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) TDP lawmaker Kesineni Srinivas on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "best actor in the world" in his response to the latter's reply in Lok Sabha on no-confidence motion.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sebi proposes framework for corporates borrowings from bond market
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Friday proposed a framework which will require large corporates to raise 25 per cent of their incremental borrowings from bond market.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PM urges states to punish lynch mobs
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged all the state governments to take strict action against those involved in mob lynching incidents and punish them to curb the menace happening in the country for the last few months.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MCX Q1 consolidated net profit down 72%
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) on Friday reported a decline of 72 per cent in its consolidated net profit in the first quarter of 2018-19 on account of an exceptional item.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NPAs in Indian banks is Congress' making: Modi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress of creating a large mess of NPAs in Indian banks, saying loans were given to select industrialists during the previous UPA rule.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA committed to development of Andhra, Telangana: Modi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government is committed towards the development of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, "the states which the Congress divided in closed doors for political gain".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shubhankar makes halfway cut at British Open
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 20 (IANS) Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma improved his performance with an even-par 71 in the second round to make the halfway cut at the 147th British Open here on Thursday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Fakhar's unbeaten double ton helps Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, July 20 (IANS) Opener Fakhar Zaman hit Pakistan's highest ever individual ODI score and also eclipsed the country's previous record for opening stands to overpower Zimbabwe by 244 runs at Queens Sports Club here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Not a naamdar, can't see eye to eye with you: Modi taunts Rahul
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he indeed could not see eye to eye with the Congress leadership as he was not a "naamdar" (from a privileged background) like the Congress chief.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man entering Sena Bhavan with fake army ID caught
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A man, seeking to pass himself of as a Lt Colonel, tried to enter the Sena Bhavan along with his wife, his wife's brother, and a driver but was caught, police said. All four are being questioned.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Regulate cryptocurrency to curb illegal transaction: RBI to SC
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is necessary to regulate the Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to check illegal transactions which will impact the international flow of funds.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Racing Nationals: Chennai's Sandeep grabs pole in MRF F1600
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Local lad Sandeep Kumar put the hammer down by grabbing pole position in the MRF F1600 class as the third round of the national racing championship commenced at the Madras Motor Racing Track, here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
NSUI nominee ineligible to run for DUSU chief's post: HC
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday ruled that the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) candidate Rocky Tuseed is ineligible to run for the post of president of Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU).
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Prosecution complaint filed against Kanishk Gold MD
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has filed a prosecution complaint against Bhoopesh Kumar Jain, Managing Director of Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd and others for alleged money laundering.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul hugs unwilling Modi, winks; Speaker annoyed (Third Lead)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday surprised the Lok Sabha when after bitterly criticising the BJP-led government during the no-confidence motion, he walked across to the treasury benches and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi mocks at Rahul, says he's power hungry
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mocked at Rahul Gandhi for hugging him in the Lok Sabha, saying the Congress President was actually dreaming to be the next Prime Minister and had asked him to get up from his seat in the Lok Sabha.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Not the first time that BJP has taken a U-turn: AAP
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Supporting the TDP's demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh, AAP lawmaker Bhagwant Mann on Friday slammed the BJP, saying that this is not the first time that the Narendra Modi government has broken a promise.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Situation in Assam of 'great concern': AIUDF MP
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) All India United Democratic Front leader Badruddin Ajmal on Friday said the situation in Assam was of "great concern" and referred to the large number of people detained there "without hearing".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CAG thumbs down to diesel locomotives contract
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Diesel locomotives manufactured under an agreement between India and the US will have no scope for productive use by Indian Railways as it planned 100 per cent electrification, a CAG report tabled in Parliament on Friday said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Wipro ties up with US-based Alight Solutions
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Friday said it had tied up with Alight Solutions, a US-based technology-enabled health, wealth, HR and finance solutions provider, to reshape the HR services industry.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Russia may bid for Olympic Games, Putin says
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Russia is likely to submit a bid for hosting an edition of the Summer Olympic Games, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday at his meeting with volunteers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football,Other Sports
SC says third party insurance for two, four wheelers be made mandatory
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Concerned over poor compliance of third party insurance of vehicles that puts all road users at risk, the Supreme Court on Friday said three-year insurance policy for four wheelers and five-year policy for two wheelers at the time of sale and registration should be made mandatory.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Fiorentina sign Roma's Gerson on loan for 1 season
Rome, July 20 (IANS) ACF Fiorentina on Friday announced it had signed young Brazilian midfielder Gerson Da Silva on loan for one football season from AS Roma.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Rahul stands by remarks on 'secrecy pact' in Rafale deal
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Even as France on Friday denied that Rahul Gandhi had been told by French President Emmanuel Macron that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal, the Congress President stood by his remarks, saying that the clarification had been made in the presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party leader Anand Sharma.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India's Forex reserves deplete by over $734 mn
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves depleted by $734.5 million during the week ended July 13, official data showed on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Akali Dal supports Andhra's special status demand, commends BJP for uplifting farmers
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Akali Dal MP Prem Singh Chandumajra on Friday came out in support of TDP's appeal for special status for Andhra Pradesh, while appreciating the BJP's efforts to uplift the farmers.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC slams Centre for non-use of Rs 77,000 cr environment funds
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Expressing concern over non-utilisation of Rs 77,000 crore meant for environment protection, the Supreme Court on Friday asked Centre as to how it intends to spend the "huge amount."
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Allahabad Bank proposes to close its Hong Kong branch
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) State-run lender Allahabad Bank on Friday said it proposes to close its branch in Hong Kong as a part of rationalisation of overseas operations.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Peace in Kashmir impossible without Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday said peace in Jammu and Kashmir was impossible without involving Pakistan, asking the BJP government to give up its rigid stance and be flexible in solving problems in the terror-ravaged state.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Modi government adopting divide and rule policy: Kharge
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday accused the Modi government of adopting divide and rule policy by breaking society, crushing freedoom of speech and pushing people into inequality.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Birla Corporation plans to increase cement capacity to 20 mtpa
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Birla Corporation Ltd, the flagship of the M.P. Birla Group, is planning to scale up cement production capacity to 20 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), in the next two-three years, an official said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Rahul hugs unwilling Modi, winks; Speaker annoyed
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday surprised the Lok Sabha when after bitterly criticising the BJP-led government during the no-confidence motion, he walked across to the treasury benches and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi's answer to everything is Hindu-Muslim: Trinamool
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Attacking the Narendra Modi-led government, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Friday said that the Prime Minister's way of dealing with every problem relating to the problems of the country's people is "polarisation".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Cruise terminal to come up at Cochin Port by February 2020
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A new cruise terminal having facilities to handle 5,000 tourists will come up at Ernakulum wharf of Cochin Port by February 2020 as the port trust on Friday issued the work order for commencing the construction, an official statement said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajnath suggests states frame anti-lynching laws, calls 1984 riots biggest one
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday suggested to the states that a "strict law, if needed" should be framed by them to stop mob lynching incidents and assured them of providing all support to fight with the menace happening in the country.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taxmen threaten not to participate in search operations from August 1
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Taxmen have threatened not to participate in search, seizure and survey operations from August 1 in protest against the "apathetic" attitude of the Central Board Direct Taxes (CBDT) towards their demands including the filling of vacant posts, promotion of employees and others.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Government sets November deadline for multi-modal terminal at Varanasi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Friday said it was set to complete the multi-modal terminal at Varanasi by November this year, while two others at Sahibganj and Haldia would be completed next year.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Man stabbed to death in Delhi brawl, two held
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A 35-year-old man was stabbed to death on Friday by two persons during an argument in south Delhi, police said. The accused have been arrested.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC stays Madras HC order for extra marks in NEET
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The supreme Court on Friday stayed the Madras High Court order directing additional 196 marks to those who appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil medium as 49 questions were wrongly translated. NEET is an all-India entrance exam for admission to medical colleges.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Honda to check 7,200 Amaze cars for steering snag
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Passenger car manufacturer Honda Cars India (HCIL) on Friday
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Saksansin to defend title at Take Solutions Masters
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Thai golfer Poom Saksansin has confirmed that he will return to defend his title at the Take Solutions Masters, to be held between August 9 and 12, the tournament organisers announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Shivraj, Kamal Nath working together: AAP
Bhopal, July 20 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh unit of Aam Aadmi Party on Friday alleged that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Congress leader Kamal Nath were colluding on the issue of a company owned by the latter's kin.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
On International Chess Day players happy at CCI's order against AICF
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The recent order by Competition Commission of India has given Indian chess players an additional reason to celebrate the International Chess Day on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Islamic body condemns Israel's Jewish nation-state law
Rabat, July 20 (IANS) The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) on Friday strongly condemned Israel's approval of the "Jewish nation-state" law, which considers the country as the state of the Jewish people and Jerusalem as capital.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy
Mulayam rejects government's MSP claim, lack of job creation
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party's former chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday rejected the Narendra Modi government's claim on increasing Minimum Support Price (MSP) had helped farmers and questioned it for not fulfilling its promises to provide employment to youth.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mindella defeats Sorribes, advances into Swiss Open semis
Gstaad (Switzerland), July 20 (IANS) Luxembourg's Mandy Minella on Friday won 6-1, 6-2 over Sara Sorribes of Spain in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Vietnam to deport US student over protest
Hanoi, July 20 (IANS) A court in Vietnam has ordered the deportation of a US student arrested at a demonstration that turned violent.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Merkel warns US of counter-measures over car tariffs threat
Berlin, July 20 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday warned the US of counter-measures if it imposed punitive tariffs on European cars, saying the move would only create "losers and cause retaliation", the media reported.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Kovind concerned over skewed gender ratio in IITs
Kharagpur (West Bengal), July 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday expressed concern over the skewed gender ratio in technical institutes of the country, particularly at the IITs, and stressed the need for more participation of girl students in higher education. particularly in science and technology.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Education
Wipro net flat yearly, 16% up quarterly in Q1
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,094 crore consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2017-18, posting flat (0.5 per cent) growth annually from Rs 2,083 crore in the same period year ago.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
13 killed in lightning strikes in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) As many as 13 persons were killed and four injured in lightning strikes at different places in Odisha, officials said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
SC reserves verdict on plea for larger bench to hear Ayodhya title suit
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its order on a plea by Muslim litigants seeking that the hearing on the batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict directing the splitting of the disputed site at Ayodhya be heard by a larger bench.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SP rejects Centre's MSP claim, questions on job creation
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party's former chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday rejected the Narendra Modi government's claim on increasing Minimum Support Price (MSP) had helped farmers and questioned it for not fulfilling its promises to provide employment to youth.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Netherlands, Turkey restore diplomatic relations
The Hague, July 20 (IANS) The Netherlands and Turkey are restoring mutual diplomatic relations, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Diplomacy
China, UAE pledge further people-to-people exchanges
Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China pledged on Friday to strengthen their people-to-people exchanges as they agreed to lift bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Togo,Politics,Diplomacy
Australian nun to appeal deportation order in Philippines
Manila, July 20 (IANS) Australian nun Patricia Fox announced on Friday that she would appeal against a deportation order issued against her by the Philippines government a day earlier over allegations of involvement in political activities against the country's President.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP sinking ship, says NCP's Tariq Anwar
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and MP Tariq Anwar on Friday termed the BJP a sinking ship, saying no one was ready to sail in it.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi may witness power supply crisis: Jain
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) National capital may face a power crisis as the coal reserves with the Dadri I and II power stations has decreased, Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UAE's Etihad Airways, Chinese company ink cooperation deal
Dubai, July 20 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Etihad Aviation Group on Friday said that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation with China's Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company (JOCIC).
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rahul stands by his remarks on 'secrecy pact' in Rafale deal
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Even as France on Friday denied that Rahul Gandhi had been told by French President Emmanuel Macron that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal, the Congress President stood by his remarks saying that these were made in presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party leader Anand Sharma.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia ships equipment for Kudankulam n-plant units 1,2,3
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Three sets of equipment for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu have been shipped to India, KNPP's Russian state-run equipment suppliers and technical consultants Rosatom said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Real Madrid's newest signing Vinicius keen to prove himself
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) Brazilian rising star Vinicius Junior said during his presentation on Friday as a new Real Madrid player that he is keen to prove his worth to coach Julen Lopetegui.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Citizen volunteers to help UP Police check rumours
Ghaziabad, July 20 (IANS) In order to check the spread of rumours over the social media, the Uttar Pradesh Police will set up citizen volunteers force (CVF) cells at the police station level to assist law-enforcing agencies, an official said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Chandigarh woman alleges gang-rape in Haryana, 3 held
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) A young woman from Chandigarh has alleged that she was gang-raped by up to 10 men for four days after being held captive in a private guest in Morni Hills area of adjoining Haryana's Panchkula district, police said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ronaldo re-ignites football frenzy in China after World Cup
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) The arrival of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo here on Friday added more heat to a steamy Beijing summer after the 2018 Russia World Cup sparked football mania across the country.
2018-07-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Paytm Mall's 2nd Campus Icon Programme to recruit 5,000 college students
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Paytm Mall, owned by Paytm Ecommerce Pvt. Ltd, on Friday launched the second edition of the Campus Icon programme, and aims to recruit 5000 college students.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Don't curtail role of Punjab, Haryana officers in Chandigarh: Amarinder
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) With the Union Home Ministry inducting more officers from the Union Territory (UT) cadre on important posts in the union territory of Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has objected to the role of officers from Punjab and Haryana being curtailed.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
BNP rallies for Khaleda, demands her release from jail
Dhaka, July 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) took out a rally in the capital on Friday for the first time in two and a half years to demand the release of its chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who is serving a five-year sentence in a corruption case.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
81 women inmates suffer suspected food poisoning in Mumbai jail
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) At least 81 inmates of the women's jail in Byculla here were rushed to the hospital on Friday morning due to suspected food poisoning, officials said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Kerala announces measures to speed up investment
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) To speed up investments in Kerala, state Industries Minister A.C. Moideen on Friday said that it had been decided if the various committees that inspect investment proposals do give a clearance in 30 days, the project can be deemed cleared.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CID to probe 'baby sale' by Missionary of Charity
Ranchi, July 20 (IANS) The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Jharkhand police on Friday took over a case involving alleged sale of newborn babies from Nirmal Hriday of Missionary of Charity to childless couples.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malaysia to publish final report on missing MH370 flight on July 30
Kuala Lumpur, July 20 (IANS) Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced on Friday that the final report on the investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing in March 2014 with 239 people on board, will be made public on July 30.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
France denies Rahul's remarks about secrecy pact in Rafale deal
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) France on Friday denied Congress President Rahul Gandhis remarks that French President Emmanuel Macron had told him that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal and said there was a legally-binding agreement security agreement binding the two countries which also covers the agreement to purchase the fighter jets by India.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump 'ready' to intensify trade war with China
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said he is ready to intensify his trade war with China by slapping tariffs on all imports worth $500 billion.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
SC judges inspects court premises
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Four Supreme Court judges - Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur, R. Banumathi and Deepak Gupta - carried out inspection of apex court premises on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man commits suicide by jumping before metro train in Delhi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A young man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a metro train here on Friday, affecting services on the Violet Line briefly in the afternoon hours, officials said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Screening HIV, syphilis can cut new HIV cases in India by 7%'
New York, July 20 (IANS) Combining testing and treatment of HIV with syphilis among sex workers and gay men could reduce the number of new HIV cases in India by seven per cent, and potentially avert over 50,000 new infections, in a decade, says a Lancet report.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
ASUS offers 6GB RAM variant of ZenFone Max Pro (M1)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Taiwanese technology major ASUS on Friday announced that the 6GB RAM variant of ZenFone Max Pro (M1) will be available for Rs 14,999 from July 26.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
All-India truck, bus strike paralyses transportation
New Delhi/Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Transportation services across the country were severely impacted on Friday as private bus and truck operators began an indefinite strike to press for their various demands, including a reduction in diesel prices.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Binge drinking in adolescence impairs working memory: Study
New York, July 20 (IANS) Parents, take note: If your teenage child is drinking alcohol, it may impair his/her working memory, a new study suggests.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
45 per cent drop in stubble burning in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Punjab government claimed on Friday that there has been a 45 per cent drop in stubble burning cases in the state during the 2017 paddy harvesting season as compared to 2016.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Rajnath suggests states frame anti-lynching laws
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday suggested to the states that a "strict law, if needed" should be framed by them to stop mob lynching incidents and assured them of providing all support to fight with the menace happening in the country.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Juhi Parmar hits back at ex husband Sachin Shroff
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Juhi Parmar on Friday broke her silence about her split with Sachin Shroff, who she was married to for nine years before they officially got divorced last month. She has hit out at her former husband through an open letter for calling their marriage "loveless" and for the impact it can have on their five-year-old daughter.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul's allegations 'absolutely wrong': Nirmala Sitharaman
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Terming Congress President Rahul Gandhi's allegations over the Rafale fighter jets deal with France as "absolutely wrong", Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the bilateral agreement was signed during the UPA time and carried a secrecy clause.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Air fares on many routes cheaper than railways' premium trains: CAG
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Tickets on the Indian Railways' premium trains were much higher as compared to airfares, says a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, tabled in parliament on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pothole deaths: SC summons Delhi police chief
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it was "frightening" that a large number of people were dying in road accidents caused by potholes and summoned Delhi's Commissioner of Police for non-removal of encroachments and traffic bottlenecks despite several recommendations.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Collegium recommends Justice Joseph, two more judges for SC, 5 HC Chief Justices
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium on Friday reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justice K.M.Joseph - the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court - to the Supreme Court.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Farmers' rally expresses 'no trust' in Modi government
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Friday launched the first of its proposed three-part agitation at Parliament Street here, with hundreds of farmers marching and raising slogans against the minimum support price (MSP) offered by the government for their crops.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tottenham Hotspur's Son signs contract extension until 2023
London, July 20 (IANS) South Korean winger Son Heung-min has signed a contract extension with Tottenham Hotspur until 2023, the capital football club announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Personal health data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, PM hacked
Singapore, July 20 (IANS) The personal health data of 1.5 million people, almost a quarter of the population, including the details of the city-state's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, have been hacked, a Health Ministry statement said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Health/Medicine
HC quashes JNU fine order against Kanhaiya
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside the Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) July 4 order slapping a fine of Rs 10,000 on former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, holding that the penal action suffered from procedural impropriety, illegality and irrationality.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
New armoured dinosaur found in US evolved from Asian ancestors
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The features of a new species of armoured dinosaur discovered in the US align more closely with its Asian ancestors, says a new study.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal dismisses officers' claims about mohalla clinics after visit
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday rejected officials' reports questioning feasibility of various 'mohalla clinics' after inspected the proposed sites and terming them viable.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Macron security officer in custody over violent video
Paris, July 20 (IANS) A security officer for French President Emmanuel Macron was taken into police custody on Friday and will be dismissed from his job after he was filmed hitting and stamping on a man at the edge of a Paris demonstration while dressed as a police officer.
2018-07-20
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation': Tries too hard to please (Review)
Film: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation'; Director: Genndy Tartakovsky; Voiceovers by Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez and Kathryn Hahn; Rating: **
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Wipro net flat yearly, 16% up quarterly in Q1
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,094 crore consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2017-18, posting flat (0.5 per cent) growth annually from Rs 2,083 crore in the same period year ago.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Targeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi for levelling "baseless allegations" against the government on the Rafale deal in his speech during the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the BJP has moved a privilege motion against him.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man stabbed to death in Delhi brawl
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death by two unidentified miscreants during an argument in south Delhi, police said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equity market gains with Nifty closing over 11,000; rupee recovers from record low (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Hopes of political stability as the current government seemed confident of winning the trust vote in parliament lifted investor sentiments in the Indian equity market.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Delhi 47 Km': A grimy drama of crime (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Delhi 47 Km"; Director: Shadab Khan; Cast: Rajneesh Dubey, Dolly Tomar, Mustakeem Khan and Shadab Khan; Rating: **1/2
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
India, China to play international friendly in October
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed on Friday that the Indian team will take part in an international friendly against Asian powerhouse China during the scheduled FIFA window in October.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Rashid's chances of Test comeback gain momentum
London, July 20 (IANS) England leg-spinner Adil Rashid's stunning form in white ball cricket could earn him a recall to Test cricket in the upcoming five-match Test rubber against India, starting August 1.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Three more deaths in Kerala even as rains lessen
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) Even the incidence of rains that caused huge damage across Kerala have come down, three more deaths were reported on Friday, taking the death toll to 20 since the last two weeks.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Merkel warns US of counter-measures over car tariffs threat
Berlin, July 20 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said that Europe would apply counter-measures if the US imposed tariffs on European cars.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Himachal HC asks Army's Eco-Task Force to clear forest encroachment
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Upset over the delay in getting the encroached government land back from apple growers in upper Shimla, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday asked the Eco-Task Force, comprising ex-servicemen, to get it vacated.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Volkswagen group to increase capacity by 20,000 units, set up design centre
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Expanding production capacity marginally, setting up a design centre, launching new models, increasing localisation levels, and having a regional celebrity as brand ambassador are among German automobile group Volkswagen's to increase its market share in India, said a senior company official on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Doctors give just 11 seconds before interrupting patients
New York, July 20 (IANS) Ever witnessed your doctor rushing and hardly listening to your condition? It could be true, say researchers. Patients, on an average get just about 11 seconds to explain the reason for their visit before they are interrupted by their doctors, finds an analysis of clinical encounters.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
TDP calls Andhra Pradesh bifurcation 'undemocratic', TRS fumes
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The debate in the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha on Friday witnessed a war of words between Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Telangana Rashra Samiti (TRS) members after the former termed the process of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 "undemocratic" and "unscientific".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India will influence evolution of Cirque du Soleil: CEO
Montreal, July 20 (IANS) Cirque du Soleil will mark the world premiere of its touring show "Bazzar" in India soon. The country will play an important role in the growth of the globally popular live entertainment company, said its CEO Daniel Lamarre.
2018-07-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
High levels of good cholesterol may not benefit older women
New York, July 20 (IANS) While good cholesterol has traditionally been known to be good for heart, a new study claimed that higher levels of the cholesterol may not always benefit middle aged and postmenopausal women.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Spanish, Japanese leagues to collaborate to promote women's football
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) The women's professional football leagues in Spain and Japan signed a collaboration agreement in Tokyo on Friday to promote the growth of the sport, which will include training exchanges between clubs and the organization of friendly matches.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Manoj Chandila to play antagonist in 'Dil Hi Toh Hai'
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Manoj Chandila will play an antagonist who will create "chaotic drama" in Ekta Kapoor's show "Dil Hi Toh Hai".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Eat more veggies, fruits to reduce breast cancer risk
New York, July 20 (IANS) Consuming high amount of fruits and vegetables may put women at a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian children to be part of 'Nuclear Kids' musical in Hungary
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Three children from the Atomic Energy Central School at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu have been selected to participate in the forthcoming "Nuclear Kids" -- an international music programme in Hungary, Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Amateur Pranavi wins 9th leg of Hero WPGT
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Amateur Pranavi Urs displayed a strong sense of purpose to shoot even par 72 for a total of 4-over 220 as she clinched the ninth leg of the Hero women's Pro golf Tour at the Eagleton golf resort here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
People prone to guilty feeling may be more trustworthy: Study
New York, July 20 (IANS) If you want to identify who is the most trustworthy person in your team, then pick the one who is more prone to feeling guilty, says a study.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Despite heavy rain, MP reservoirs deficient
Bhopal, July 20 (IANS) The water level in most of the 17 major reservoirs in Madhya Pradesh continues to remain below the highest level despite copious rain in most parts of the state.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC collegium reiterates recommendation on Justice Joseph's elevation
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium has reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justice K.M. Joseph, the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, to the Supreme Court.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Opinion/Commentary
Goa Minister apologises for formalin remark, Basa fish on FDA radar
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Even though Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has refused to answer whether fish sold in Goa actually contained formalin, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday apologised publicly for his use of term "permissible limit" which has now become a butt joke in social media.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Miley Cyrus, Hemsworth 'laugh off' split claims
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth have been spotted together following reports their engagement had been called off.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Can't do one-dimensional characters: Shikha Talsania
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Shikha Talsania, who has received rave reviews for her performance in the film "Veere Di Wedding", says she cannot do one-dimensional characters and prefers to have layers in her roles.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FC Goa sign Senegalese defender Mourtada Fall
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) FC Goa on Friday announced the signing of Senegalese central defender Mourtada Fall for the upcoming Indian football season.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants -- Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter -- on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP).
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Bajaj Auto's Q1 standalone net profit up 21%
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Two and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Friday reported a rise of 21 per cent in its standalone net profit for the first quarter of 2018-19.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Filmmaking process has developed: Shabana Azmi
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says the filmmaking process has developed in the country which she considers to be the best thing that has happened to Indian cinema.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haryana Police makes training mandatory for private guards
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Haryana Police has made it mandatory for all guards and supervisors employed by private security agencies to undergo training in recognized training institutes.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
'Talk To A Muslim' a ridiculous campaign, says Anupam Kher
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher has condemned the #TalkToAMuslim campaign on social media, calling it "ridiculous".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion
This AI robot chemist could cut cost of drug discovery
London, July 20 (IANS) Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), researchers have trained a robot to automatically explore a very large number of chemical reactions which could reduce the cost of discovering new molecules for drugs.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Shiv Sena boycotts parliamentary work
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) There was some unease in the ruling BJP-led NDA camp when the Shiv Sena, one of the biggest partners in the alliance, decided to boycott parliamentary work on Friday during the no confidence motion.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How oversized floral wallpaper can transform your living space
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) People love to keep their home decorated and always try new interior designs by going for new curtains, ancient vase etc but one thing that would never go out of fashion is the wallpaper. The designs are evolving over time and the best evolution in the design of wallpapers is the oversized floral wallpaper.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lok Sabha Speaker expresses displeasure at Rahul's hugplomacy
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday expressed her displeasure over Congress President Rahul Gandhi hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside Lok Sabha, saying the gesture diminished the decorum of the House.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu getting step-motherly treatment from Centre: AIADMK
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Terming the relation between Centre and states like that of a mother and child, AIADMK's parliamentary party leader P Venugopal on Friday said that his state Tamil Nadu is being meted out step-motherly treatment.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three Modis looting India: TMC
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "travelling salesman" and his economic policies a "disaster", Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy on Friday said that "three Modis are looting the country".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan enhances security ahead of general elections
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) The Pakistani government has enhanced security across the country, especially of the politicians and for public rallies ahead of the July 25 general elections, an official said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
4 injured in Pakistan bombing
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) At least four people, including a child, were injured in a bombing on Friday in Chaman city of Pakistan's Balochistan province.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Microsoft 'interactive mirror' takes selfie at H&M in US
New York, July 20 (IANS) Microsoft has developed an interactive mirror for Swedish clothing brand H&M with speech and face recognition features that kicks into gear automatically as a customer walks up to it.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Abhimanyu Dassani trained in martial arts for debut film
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Abhimanyu Dassani, son of actress Bhagyashree and Himalaya, will soon be making his Bollywood debut with "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota". He is glad it gave him a chance to learn the nuances of martial arts for the movie.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bata India to add 150 retail, franchise stores in 2018-19
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Footwear major Bata India, which is focusing on "aggressive launch" of new products, plans to add around 100 new retail stores and 50 franchises across the country in 2018-19, an official said here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Hug was 'unscripted', claims Congress
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that its President Rahul Gandhi hugging Prime Minster Narendra Modi inside Lok Sabha was an "unscripted" gesture that took "BJPs breath away".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi not 'chowkidar' but 'bhagidar', launches 'jumla' strikes: Rahul
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the debate on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, accusing him of launching "jumla strikes", being a "bhagidaar and not chowkidar" and said he had been benefiting his "industralist friends" while ignoring the youth, farmers, Dalits and women.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha District Collectors put on flood alert
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday asked all the District Collectors to remain alert to meet any possible flood situation with the Met Department predicting heavy rainfall across the state in the next two days.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
No urgency to discuss formalin-fish issue, ban already in place: CM
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) There is no urgency to discuss the formalin-laced fish controversy, because import of fish from other states has already been banned, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday, on the sidelines of the ongoing monsoon session of the Goa legislative assembly, whose functioning was disrupted by the opposition on the second-day over this issue.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Mile 22' to release on August 17 in India
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Mark Wahlberg-starrer "Mile 22" will release in India on August 17.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Volkswagen to slightly expand capacity, set up design centre
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Expanding production capacity marginally, setting up a design centre, launching new models, increasing localisation levels, and having a regional celebrity as brand ambassador are among German automobile group Volkswagen's "India 2.0" strategy to become the number three player in the market, said a senior company official on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Smartphone use may affect teenagers' memory
London, July 20 (IANS) Increased exposure to radiation from mobile phones may impact memory in your teenage children, warn Swiss researchers.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
No case reported in road contract scam in Goa: CM (Lead, correcting intro)
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Nearly a year after the state Public Works Ministry ordered a probe into allegations of bribery by a Boston-based consultancy firm in road construction contracts, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday told the Goa assembly that there was "no such case reported" in the state.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
S. Korean ex-President Park sentenced to 8 more years in jail
Seoul, July 20 (IANS) A court here on Friday sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison for illegally taking off-book funds from the state spy agency and interfering in elections during her term in office.
2018-07-20
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iniesta undergoes first training with Japan's Vissel Kobe
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) FC Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta trained with J-League side Vissel Kobe for the first time on Friday morning.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
IOA partners with Borosil as hydration partner
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday announced Borosil Glass Works Ltd, one of India's largest glassware producing companies, as the Indian contingent's official hydration partner.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SESA Football Academy secures AIFF accreditation
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) SESA Football Academy (SFA) has been accredited by AIFF, which now enables it to participate in the Under-13, U-15 and the U-18 Youth Leagues in the coming season, it was announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ronaldo joining Juventus will help all clubs in Italy: Miranda
Rio de Janeiro, July 20 (IANS) Brazil's Inter Milan defender Miranda believes the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus will provide a boost not only to the Serie A champions, but also to their rival clubs in Italy.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Missing Pakistani activist returns home after 7 months
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Pakistani social activist Raza Mahmood Khan, who had been missing for the past seven months, has returned home, the media reported on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Didn't wish to do fiction TV shows: Monalisa
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Bhojpuri film actress Antara Biswas, popularly known as Monalisa, says she had never thought of acting in a fiction TV show.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Man commits suicide by jumping in front of metro train in Delhi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running Delhi Metro train on Friday, affecting services on the Violet Line briefly, officials said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura CM inaugurates traditional 'Kharchi Puja'
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday inaugurated the seven-day long "Kharchi Puja" at Puran Habeli, seven km from the state capital.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Equity indices end in green, Nifty closes over 11,000 mark
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices closed in the positive territory on Friday riding on the Central government's confidence of winning the trust vote in Parliament, analysts said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Esha Gupta wanted to be pilot
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Esha Gupta had dreamt of becoming a chef wanted to be a pilot, says her sister Neha.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Make the perfect meal for family get together
Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Family meet-ups and get togethers make for a fun time to catch up with relatives and favourite cousins. These meets help in building bonds and rekindle family memories, so make these complete with a scrumptious meal.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Powell is very hard-charging: Justin Theroux
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Actor Justin Theroux found stunt coordinator and second-unit director Gary Powell, who has worked in films including the James Bond and Bourne franchises, very hard-charging.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rahul's hugplomacy after tearing into government surprises Modi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) After tearing into the BJP-led government in his speech during the no confidence motion on Friday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi walked across to the ruling benches and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, taking everyone in the Lok Sabha by surprise.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Neymar insists he will stay at PSG, seeks to end Real Madrid move rumours
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) Real Madrid's chances of signing Brazilian forward Neymar this summer look to have disappeared for the upcoming season after he ruled out leaving Paris Saint Germain.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
F1: Bottas extends Mercedes contract till 2019
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) Formula One announced on Friday that Valtteri Bottas had signed a new contract with Mercedes until 2019 with an option for a further year, a day after his teammate Lewis Hamilton finalised his two-year deal with the racing team.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Parineeti, Arjun to showcase Shantanu-Nikhil's 'Independence'
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Bollywood actors Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor will be the muses for Shantanu-Nikhil's Autumn-Winter 2018 showcase titled "Independence" here on Saturday night.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Barcelona prepare for US pre-season tour
Barcelona, July 20 (IANS) Barcelona continued their pre-season training regime on Friday ahead of a promotional tour of the United States at the end of the month.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Trump invites Putin to US amid criticism over Helsinki meet
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The White House has announced that the Russian President has been invited to Washington later this year, despite mounting criticism over US President Donald Trump's failure to take Vladimir Putin to task over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 US presidential polls.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Sri Lanka launches 5-year National Export Strategy
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has launched a five-year National Export Strategy (NES) to boost foreign investments, foreign exchange earnings and employment, the media reported on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
India-US strategic 2+2 dialogue in Delhi on Sep 6
New Delhi/Washington, July 20 (IANS) Foreign and defence ministers of India and the US will hold the first edition of the "2+2" strategic dialogue on security and defense ties in Delhi on September 6, it was announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Modi to go on three-nation tour of Africa, attend BRICS Summit
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on a five-day three-nation tour of Africa from July 23 during the course of which he will attend this year's BRICS Summit that will be hosted by South Africa, it was announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Natasha Suri learns pole dance for movie
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Former Miss India and actress Natasha Suri is learning pole dance to prepare for her role in the upcoming Bollywood movie "Aadat", produced by singer Mika Singh.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kajal Pisal joins cast of 'Udann'
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Kajal Pisal, who has featured in shows like "Saath Nibhana Saathiya" and "Bade Achhe Lagte Hain", will play actor Mahesh Thakur's on-screen sister in "Udann".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Nigerian boy gets new lease of life in Delhi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy from Nigeria who was suffering from a rare life-threatening condition underwent a surgery here in which a portion of his heart was resected in order to correct an abnormal enlargement.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Delhi HC seeks police' response to plea for CBI probe against Daati Maharaj
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the city Police to file its response to a woman's plea for a CBI probe against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj. The woman has accused Daati of sexual assault.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WFI president appointed Chef de Mission for Asiad
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has been appointed Chef de Mission (CDM) for the upcoming 18th Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, that run from August 18 to September 2, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Joint North-South Korea team defeats Taiwan 3-2 in TT, moves on to finals
Daejeon (South Korea), July 20 (IANS) Jang Woojin from South Korea and Cha Hyo Sim from the North beat Taiwan's Chen Chien-An and Cheng I-Ching 3-2 in the Mixed Doubles semi-final of the International Table Tennis Federation's (ITTF) Korea Open on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
58 women inmates suffer suspected food poisoning in Mumbai jail
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) At least 58 inmates of the women's jail in Byculla were rushed to the hospital on Friday morning due to suspected food poisoning, officials said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
TV gives me a chance to be myself: Neha Dhupia
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia, who is coming with "Styled by Neha" -- a new fashion-based television show -- says the non-fiction space in the small screen medium gives her a chance to be herself and so, be comfortable.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rod Stewart's 30th album to hit stores in September
London, July 20 (IANS) Legendary singer Rod Stewart will release his 30th album, "Blood Red Roses", on September 28.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
WhatsApp to restrict India service as government talks tough
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Hauled up second time by the government on its failure to check the spread of fake and provocative content on its platform amid growing lynching episodes, the Facebook-owned platform on Friday said it is launching a test to limit message forwarding to five chats that will apply to its users in India.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
CDM Smith bribery scam: No such case reported in Goa, says CM
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Nearly a year after the state Public Works Ministry had ordered a probe into allegations of bribery by a Boston-based consultancy firm to NHAI and state PWD officials for facilitation of government contracts, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday told the Goa assembly, that there was "no such case reported" in the state.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Novel eye drop may treat age-related vision loss
London, July 20 (IANS) Scientists have been developing an eye drop that can be self-administered, thus revolutionizing treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- the leading cause of blindness in the developed world.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Hockey World Cup: Indian women's team to face hosts England (Preview)
London, July 20 (IANS) The mood among the Indian womens hockey team is upbeat as they are set to take on hosts England in their opening match of the World Cup here on Saturday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Hockey
HRD Ministry may relax norms for teachers' recruitment in Tripura
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) The Central government has assured Tripura that the state is likely to be granted one-time relaxation in qualifying marks and professional qualification for recruiting teachers to overcome the huge shortage of teachers, an official said here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Education
Diabetic women at higher risk of developing cancer: Study
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Women suffering from diabetes may be at a higher risk of developing cancer than men, a new study has found.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Modi and Xi to meet during BRICS, discuss US trade war
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China and India will discuss the US' trade war and its protectionist trade policy when President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Thomas makes history by winning Tour de France 12th stage
Alpe d'Huez (France), July 20 (IANS) Welshman Geraint Thomas (Sky) made history here with his victory in the 12th stage of the Tour de France, becoming the first rider to win on Alpe d'Huez while wearing the leader's yellow jersey and the first Briton ever to prevail in the gruelling climb.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Sachin-Jigar rope in Vishwa Mohan Bhatt for 'Gold'
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Composers Sachin-Jigar have incorporated classical legends for the score of Akshay Kumar-starrer "Gold". They have collaborated with legendary tabla player Zakir Hussain's younger brother Taufiq Qureshi for the song "Chad gayi hai" and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt for "Jaaga Hindustan".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Riteish, Genelia invest in homeopathy treatment platform
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh have invested an undisclosed amount in homeopathy treatment platform Welcomecure.com, which they will also endorse.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Diet soda may keep colon cancer from recurring: Researchers
New York, July 20 (IANS) People who drank diet soda after being treated for colon cancer are less likely to see a recurrence than those who didnt drink artificially-sweetened drinks, claims a Yale University study.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
SC denies bail to teenager accused of killing minor student in Gurugram
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday denied bail to a minor accused of killing a 7-year-old boy of a private school in Gurugram district in Haryana.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lata Mangeshkar wishes luck to 'talented' Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has wished luck to "Fanney Khan" actor Anil Kapoor, whom she finds talented.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Formalin-fish controversy rocks Goa Assembly
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) The Goa Assembly was disrupted on Friday over formalin-laced fish being sold in the state. Speaker Pramod Sawant adjourned the House till 2.30 p.m after the opposition created a ruckus when he refused to cede to their demand for an adjournment motion to discuss the issue.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rs 26 cr Cruise Terminal in Kochi cleared
Kochi, July 20 (IANS) The work order to build a state of the art Rs 26 crore Cruise Terminal here with facilities to handle 5,000 tourists at Ernakulam Wharf, was issued to the contractor, officials said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Odisha CM seeks restoration of Bhubaneswar-Bangkok flight
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to direct Air India to restore direct flight services on the Bhubaneswar-Bangkok and Bhubaneswar-Bengaluru routes.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sena's decision on no-confidence motion internal matter: Nitish
Patna, July 20 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that the Shiv Sena decision to abstain from voting on the no-confidence motion in Parliament is the NDA ally's "internal matter", adding his party JD-U will vote against the motion.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Rahul hugs Modi and says this is Congress
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took everyone in the Lok Sabha by surprise when he went and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after tearing into the BJP-led government during the no confidence motion.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Opposition scared of losing 2019 polls: BJP MP
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) BJP lawmaker Rakesh Singh on Friday said that the no-confidence motion was moved in Parliament against the Modi government since the opposition was scared of losing the 2019 general elections.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lok Sabha adjourned briefly over Rahul's remark
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was briefly adjourned on Friday after ruling party members loudly objected to remarks made by Congress President Rahul Gandhi during a debate on the no-trust motion.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kupwara town shuts over minor's brutal murder
Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) North Kashmir's Kupwara town shut in protest on Friday after the body of a brutally murdered minor boy was found on Thursday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bata India to add 150 retail, franchise stores in 2018
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Footwear major Bata India, which is focusing on "aggressive launch" of new products, plans to add around 100 new retail stores and 50 franchises across the country in 2018, an official said here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Manmarziyaan' to release on September 21
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's upcoming directorial "Manmarziyaan" will hit the screens on September 21.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bieber loses right to defend himself in vandalism case
New York, July 20 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber has lost the right to defend himself in court after blowing off depositions over his vandalism case.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Road outside Delhi Metro station caves in
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Part of a road outside the newly-built Greater Kailash Metro Station caved in on Friday morning, making the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) swing into action.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Edgar Hansen found guilty of molesting minor
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) "Deadliest Catch" fame actor Edgar Hansen has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Breaking Bad' cast reunites for 10th anniversary
San Diego, July 20 (IANS) The "Breaking Bad" team reunited in honour of the 10th anniversary of the drama, which premiered in January 2008.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Markle's 'Suits' co-star says she'll do 'incredible things'
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) "Suits" star Patrick J. Adams said his former co-actor Meghan Markle will be able to do incredible things as the Duchess of Sussex.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Honor partners Flipkart to sell 'Honor 9N' in India
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Friday announced to partner with Flipkart for the exclusive sale of "Honor 9N" that is set to be launched on July 24 in India.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Four men indicted in XXXTentacion's murder
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Four men have been indicted in rapper XXXTentacion's murder by a grand jury in Broward County, Florida.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
98 Degrees movie would be very fun: Jeff Timmons (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) American singer Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is not sure about a movie on the Grammy-nominated vocal harmonising group, but he feels that if it is ever made then it will be "very fun".
2018-07-20
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
PM Modi has lied to nation on Rafale: Rahul
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said French President Emmanuel Macron had told him that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal, alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had lied to the nation about it.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
11 killed in US boat capsize
New York, July 20 (IANS) At least 11 people have died after an amphibious "duck boat" carrying tourists capsized in stormy weather in the US state of Missouri, police said.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Skyscraper': A lowbrow, watchable thriller (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Skyscraper"; Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber; Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Moller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber and Hannah Quinlivan; Rating: **
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Goalkeeper Alisson joins Liverpool for record transfer fee
L0ondon, July 20 (IANS) Liverpool FC has confirmed that it has completed the signing of Brazilian net minder Alisson Becker from AS Roma for a 67-million-pound ($87.2-million) transfer fee, a world record for a goalkeeper.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
All-India truck, bus strike paralyses transportation
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Over 90 lakh trucks and around 50 lakh buses, tempos and tourist vehicles went off the roads on Friday as their owners began an indefinite strike to press for their various demands, including reduction in diesel prices, an official said here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Equity indices in green as government seen winning trust vote
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a positive note on Friday afternoon riding on the Central government's confidence of winning the trust vote in Parliament, analysts said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No-trust debate: TDP says it is war between morality, majority
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Former NDA ally and a prime mover of the no-confidence motion against the BJP-led ruling alliance, The Telugu Desam Party, on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "deceiving" the people of Andhra Pradesh by not giving it the promised special category status, saying it was fighting a war between "morality and majority."
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Springsteen surprises fans at Billy Joel's special event
New York, July 20 (IANS) American singer Bruce Springsteen surprised the audience by making a special appearance with "Piano Man" fame singer Billy Joel on his 100th show at Madison Square Garden here.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Budding Brazilian star Paulinho joins Bayer Leverkusen
Leverkusen (Germany), July 20 (IANS) Brazil's Paulinho made his first official appearance here as a member of Bayer Leverkusen.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Fake mark sheet, degree gang busted in UP
Meerut, July 20 (IANS) Police here have busted a gang which used to provide fake mark sheets of class 10, 12, B.A, B.Tech, Pharmacy and MBA, officials said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
How to match classy pumps heels with shimmery make up
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) While dressing up for parties, it is important to match your classy footwear with the right make up. Experts suggest how to get it right.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prosecution pushes for 30-year jail term for ex-South Korean president Park
Seoul, July 20 (IANS) South Korean prosecutors asked a Seoul appeals court on Friday to sentence former President Park Geun-hye to 30 years in prison over a set of corruption charges that led to her impeachment.
2018-07-20
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Mega Icons' to feature success stories of Virat Kohli, Kamal Haasan
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) National Geographic will soon air a "Mega Icons" series that will decipher the success stories of India's different inspiring personalities. The first two to feature are famed cricketer Virat Kohli and actor-filmmaker turned politician Kamal Haasan.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
India-first 'two-wheeler mode' in Google Maps expands to Asia
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The "two-wheeler mode" in Google Maps that first arrived in India last December has been extended to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
2018-07-20
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
Goa's Mangueshi temple priest booked for molestation
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Goa Police has started a probe into allegations of molestation raised against a priest attached to the popular Mangueshi temple in south Goa, after a victim filed an FIR, an officer said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Argentine rocker Cristian Pity Alvarez accused of murder
Buenos Aires, July 20 (IANS) Argentine rock star Cristian "Pity" Alvarez has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of a man here last week.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flood warnings issued as storm intensifies in Philippines
Manila, July 20 (IANS) Philippines was on alert on Friday as tropical storm Ampil intensified, leading to fears of heavy rainfall, extensive flooding and landslides, according to the country's meteorological agency.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Inclusive India exists; people trolling with narrow thoughts a negligible minority: Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, whose forthcoming film "Mulk" -- about the plight of a Muslim family accused of treason -- has had online trolls slamming him for being "anti-Hindu", says the idea of inclusive India is very much secure and the people who are trying to ruin the country's communal harmony are really small in number.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Fear of poaching gives sleepless nights to Kashmir's politicians (News Analysis)
Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Beware of predators and poachers, take care of your flock. This is the classic warning for shepherds while they graze their flock in the Himalayan meadows. In Kashmir's political meadow of expedient opportunities, the same warning is now visiting mainstream politicians.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
TDP MP Jayadev names Mahesh Babu's film in LS
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) TDP MP Galla Jayadev, who initiated the debate on the no trust motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday, mentioned Telugu blockbuster "Bharat Ane Nenu" of his brother-in-law and popular actor Mahesh Babu.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Ajay-Atul create music for 'Panipat'
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) National Award-winning music director duo Ajay-Atul, whose music for "Dhadak" has turned out to be hit, are creating tunes for Ashutosh Gowariker's directorial "Panipat".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA launches tools to increase commercial use of satellite data
Washington, July 20 (IANS) NASA has launched an online toolkit to make it easier for users to find, analyse and utilise the most relevant satellite data for their research, business projects or conservation efforts.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Kurosawa's screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto dead at 100
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) Japanese screenwriter-director Shinobu Hashimoto, well known for writing Akira Kurosawa's iconic Japanese films including "The Seven Samurai" and "Rashomon", is dead. He was 100.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India, US to hold first '2+2' strategic dialogue on Sep 6 in Delhi
Washington/New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Foreign and defence ministers of India and the US will hold their first edition of the "2+2" strategic dialogue on security and defense ties in Delhi on September 6, the US State Department announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
With Spanish help, Delhi club has big plans for Indian football
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India's track record in football is a long, sorry saga of official ineptitude, corruption and neglect despite the game being hugely popular with a lot of hidden talent across the country. But Anuj Gupta and Vijay Hakari, the business owners of Sudeva Moonlight FC, a city-based club which plays in the second division I-League, are doing their bit to bring about some much needed change -- with Spanish help.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
JADE clocks decade in fashion industry, pays special tribute to craftpeople
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Monica and Karishma's brand JADE celebrates ten years in Indian fashion this year and the designers have paid a special tribute to the craftsmen of the country who pour their hearts into each fabric.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Game of Thrones' actor to play Elton John's manager in 'Rocketman'
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Richard Madden, best known for playing Robb Stark on "Game of Thrones," is in negotiations to join Taron Egerton in Paramounts Elton John biopic "Rocketman" as the music icons longtime manager, John Reid.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Massive power blackout hits Mongolia
Ulan Bator, July 20 (IANS) Strong winds and rain across Mongolia caused a massive power blackout across the country, an official said on Friday. A total of 75 subdivisions in eight provinces were left without power.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Mongolia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Lydia Hearst defends husband Chris Hardwick amid allegations
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Lydia Hearst has defended her husband, "Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick against allegations from his ex-girlfriend, actress Chloe Dykstra, that he sexually and emotionally abused her during their relationship that ended in 2014.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia successfully test-fires new air defence missile
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Russia has successfully test-fired a new air defence missile from a testing range in Kazakhstan, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
BJD walks out as LS begins debate on no trust motion against Modi government
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members walked out of the Lok Sabha on Friday as the House began a debate on a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modis government.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shaken, not stirred: The unexpected origins of 007 (Book Review)
Title: Forever and a Day; Author: Anthony Horowitz; Publisher: Jonathan Cape/Penguin Random House; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 599
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Trump commits job training for 3.8 mn American workers
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump along with 23 companies and professional associations have signed a commitment to train 3.8 million unemployed American workers.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Google shows Trump's photo if you search for 'idiot'
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) After grabbing headlines for showing results related to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the search of the word "Feku" in May, Google algorithms are again hogging the limelight. This time for showing images of US President Donald Trump for a search of the word "idiot".
2018-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Amyra takes inspiration from Rooney Mara, Sapna Bhavnani for 'Rajma Chawal'
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Amyra Dastur says she took inspiration from American actress Rooney Mara and celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani for her look and role in the upcoming film "Rajma Chawal".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JADE completes a decade in fashion industry, pays special tribute craftpeople
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Monica and Karishma's brand JADE celebrates ten years in Indian fashion this year and the designers have paid a special tribute to the craftsmen of the country who pour their hearts into each fabric.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SIT to probe minor boy's death in J&K
Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe a minor boy's death in Kupwara district.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Of a friend, girlfriend and the storm (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Flick through a crime thriller that explores how a woman's blind trust in her friend leads to the tragic accident of her son; read the story of a woman, perfect as a girlfriend, trying to get a guy back into her life; skim through a complex tale, featuring many ways in which families love, betray, honour and sacrifice for one another; and know how women can identify self-defeating behaviour that holds them back.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
World premiere of Ladakhi film 'Chuskit' in Italy
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ladakhi film "Chuskit" will have its world premiere at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Turkey condemns Israel for controversial 'Jewish state' law
Ankara, July 20 (IANS) Turkey has condemned Israel for passing a new law that proclaims Israel as a "Jewish nation-state".
2018-07-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Ravi Kishan signs seven movie deal in Bhojpuri
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Ravi Kishan has signed a seven movie deal in Bhojpuri with network Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) channel Big Ganga.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Monsoon remains subdued in Himachal
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) The Southwest monsoon remained subdued in Himachal Pradesh on Friday and only some of the areas experienced rainfall, a Met official here said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Hotel Transylvania 3...': A spirited middlebrow entertainer (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"; Director: Genndy Tartakovsky; Voice Cast: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Fran Drescher, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Mel Brooks; Rating: *** (3 star)
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Typhoon Son Tinh makes landfall, 2 killed in Vietnam
Hanoi, July 20 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and two others went missing in a flash flood triggered by Typhoon Son Tinh in Vietnam's Thanh Hoa province on Friday, an official said.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
First schedule of 'F2' wrapped up
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The first schedule of Anil Ravipudi's directorial "F2" has concluded.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Shashank Khaitan feels happy about 'Dhadak'
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan whose much awaited film "Dhadak" released on Friday, has said that he is feeling happy the way his film turned out to be.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Truckers in Himachal strike work
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Truckers in Himachal Pradesh on Friday went on a strike over demands, including lowering diesel prices and toll fees.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Rainy Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) It was a rainy Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average, said the Met Office.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cloud-driven Microsoft crosses $100bn revenue for first time
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) Riding on its growing Intelligent Cloud portfolio and early investments in Intelligent Edge, Microsoft has surpassed $100 billion in revenue for the first time in fiscal year 2018.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India-US 2+2 strategic dialogue on Sep 6 in Delhi
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US on Friday said that the first edition of the US-India 2+2 strategic dialogue will be held in the national capital on September 6.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Key equity indices open flat; rupee at record low
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note on Friday. Along with global factors, depreciation in the Indian rupee also weighed on the investor sentiments.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
2 dead in Uttarakhand cloud burst
Dehradun, July 20 (IANS) Two persons have died and three others have been buried in rubble on a hillside after a cloud burst triggered heavy rains in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, an official said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats in India
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) As the government served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to check the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned platform has said it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
8 dead in tourist boat capsize in US
New York, July 20 (IANS) At least eight persons have died and over 10 injured in a tourist boat accident in the US state of Missouri, said an official.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Dhadak': Performances make the heart beat (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Dhadak"; Director: Shashank Khaitan; Cast: Ishaan Khatter, Janhvi, Ashutosh Rana; Rating: *** (3 stars)
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Omung Kumar turns to painting for a cause
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Filmmaker, art director and anchor Omung Kumar has a soft side for dogs, especially strays and abandoned ones. It is because of this that he agreed to design the 2019 calendar for an NGO committed to welfare of animals.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
MahaPrasad with international flavour at ISKCON Mayapur during Rath Yatra
Mayapur (West Bengal), July 20 (IANS) From pizza to flapjacks, and pasta lasagne to fried noodles, besides a plethora of mouth watering Indian delicacies of varied tastes like pakodas, sabzi, dal and rasamalai are among the "mahaprasad" or food offered to Lord Jagannath daily during the ongoing Ratha Yatra (chariot festival) at the global headquarters of ISKCON here in West Bengal's Nadia district.
2018-07-20
Category: International, India,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
1,753 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu, July 20 (IANS) A batch of 1,753 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, police said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
No trust vote: Modi positive MPs will rise to the occasion
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ahead of the no-confidence motion against his government moved by the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hoped that MPs will rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive debate.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
It popped out: Anderson Cooper on Trump comment
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) TV personality Anderson Cooper says his remark that US President Donald Trump's Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin was "disgraceful", had just "popped out".
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz
We need positivity, goodwill toward refugees: Ben Stiller
New York, July 20 (IANS) Actor-comedian Ben Stiller, a newly named goodwill ambassador for UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), says a lot more needs to be done to stand in solidarity with, protect and support refugees in the "current climate".
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Kerry Katona goes topless
Marbella, July 20 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona went topless while sunbathing here, flaunting the curves after her weight loss following a fitness transformation.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Essential things to pack in travel bags for next holiday
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Long vacations or even a short trip to nearby places are always a great idea to take a break from your mundane and monotonous schedule. While everyone is thrilled with the idea of visiting new places, the dilemma of what to pack and what not tends to throw us in great confusion.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump attacks EU for fining Google ahead of Juncker visit
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday attacked the European Union (EU), saying Europe's latest fining of US tech-giant Google showed that the bloc "truly" has "taken advantage of the US".
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Russia opposes US unilateral sanctions on Iran: Envo
Tehran, July 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin regards US unilateral sanctions on Iran as a violation of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Putin's envoy Alexander Lavrentiev said here on Thursday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Trump eyes autumn summit with Putin in Washington
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is hoping to hold a second summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin before the end of this year and would like those talks to take place in Washington, the White House said Thursday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Brexit won't hit European economy hard: IMF
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The United Kingdom's planned exit from the European Union will have a small negative impact on the bloc's economy, although it will prove more damaging to countries such as Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium that have closer links with Britain, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
BRICS media forum concludes with action plan for further cooperation
Cape Town, July 20 (IANS) The 2018 BRICS Media Forum concluded on Thursday after leaders of mainstream media organisations agreed on an action plan to promote media cooperation during 2018-2019.
2018-07-20
Category: International, South Africa,Media,Diplomacy
Trump eyes autumn summit with Putin in Washington
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is hoping to hold a second summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin before the end of this year and would like those talks to take place in Washington, the White House said on Thursday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Putin upbeat about Russia-US ties after summit with Trump
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said here on Thursday that he was enthusiastic about the possibility of improving ties with the US after his talks this week in Helsinki with Donald Trump.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
US destabilizes world through arms sales: Iran
Tehran, July 20 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister said on Thursday that the US destabilizes the world peace by massive arms sales.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Boeing wins $98.4 billion in plane deals
London, July 20 (IANS) Boeing on Thursday said it won $98.4 billion in plane deals from 21 customers at the Farnborough International Air Show, according to a media report.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Manipur youth beaten to death by cousin over monetary dispute
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A 25-year old youth from Manipur was beaten to death here early on Thursday by his cousin over a monetary dispute, police said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi government forcing AgustaWestland middleman to frame Sonia: Congress
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused the Modi government of forcing alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper scandal, Christian Michael, to frame UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in return for complete exoneration from any charge.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tie-up with Congress in MP possible: Akhilesh
Bhopal, July 19 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday did not rule out an arrangement with the Congress in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Myanmar joins International Solar Alliance
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar on Thursday joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA), becoming the 68th member of the grouping that is aiming at optimum utilisation of solar energy.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Doyen of Hindi poetry Gopal Das 'Neeraj' passes away
Lucknow/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Doyen of Hindi poetry and legendary lyricist Gopal Das 'Neeraj' passed away at the All-India Medical Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Thursday. He was 94.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
No move to sell land of loan-defaulter farmers: Punjab Minister
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Thursday said that there is no move or intention to sell the land of farmers to recover dues by the State Agriculture Cooperative Bank.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
India, Singapore discuss strengthening bilateral ties
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and Singapore on Thursday discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Singaporean counterpartVivian Balakrishnan here.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Chidambaram victim of Modi government's vendetta: Congress
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) As the CBI on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis case, the Congress said the senior party leader is "a victim of vendetta" of the Narendra Modi government.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Optimistic about the prospect of aviation in India: Naresh Goyal
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Despite challenges like high oil prices, airline major Jet Airways' Chairman Naresh Goyal has said that he is optimistic about the prospects of aviation in India.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
EC dismisses Congress allegation of irregularities in MP electoral roll
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Election Commission has dismissed the allegations made by Congress about large-scale entries of "invalid and false" voters in the electoral roll of Madhya Pradesh as "unsubstantiated".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab DGP sees conspiracy in campaign against him; warns of legal action
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Under a sustained attack from the opposition, top police officials and other quarters over his shielding a certain controversial police officers, Punjab Police chief Suresh Arora on Thursday said that there was a "spiteful conspiracy" against him and other top brass of the force to erode the credibility and morale of the state police.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Jharkhand villagers remove 'pathalgadi'
Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) Nearly a year after they put up 'pathalgadi' as a mark of protest, villagers of Chituram in Khuti district of Jharkhand on Thursday removed the monolith and maintained they had been misled.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Political uncertainty, global cues weaken rupee to record closing low
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Domestic political uncertainty a day ahead of a no-confidence motion against the central government weakened the Indian rupee to its record low level against the US dollar on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pappu Yadav apologises after Speaker reprimands him
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Jan Adhikar Party leader Rajesh Ranjan, also known as Pappu Yadav, on Thursday apologised in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked him to do so for throwing papers towards the treasury benches.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Survivors pitch for early passage of anti-human trafficking bill
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Survivors of human trafficking from across the country on Thursday organised an event here and called for early passage of the anti-human trafficking bill, which was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Haryana bans new pyrolysis plants
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) The Haryana State Pollution Control Board has imposed prohibition on establishing new pyrolysis plants (for extraction of fuel oil from waste rubber tyres) in the state till the study in the local effects caused on health and environment by them is completed, a spokesperson said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Committees to hold panchayat, urban bodies elections formed in J&K
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Thursday constituted committees to conduct preparatory work for holding elections to local urban bodies and panchayats.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Goa bans sale of alcohol in border village
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa government on Thursday banned the sale of liquor in North Goa's Surla village for 30 days to curb the nuisance caused by tourists.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Berdych to miss US Open
Prague, July 19 (IANS) Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych has been forced to skip next month's US Open and the warm up events that precede it due to persistent back problems.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
BSF kills Pakistani intruder on Punjab border
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers shot dead an intruder from Pakistan along Punjab's border with Pakistan in the frontier district of Gurdaspur, a BSF spokesman said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Lahiri stumbles in opening round of British Open
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 19 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri got off to a disastrous start at The 147th British Open with a scorecard of five-over 76 here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Delhi government mulls buses run on hydrogen cells
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot held a meeting on Thursday with senior officials of the Indian Oil Corporation, bus manufacturers and Transport Department to explore the option of using hydrogen fuel cells to run public transport buses.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Two injured after coming in contact with high-tension wire
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A young man and a teenager suffered serious burn injuries when they came in contact with a high-tension overhead wire while flying kite in north Delhi, police said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Student beaten to death in Delhi school
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A 17-year-old student of a government school here died after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of students in the school compound, police said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Bangladeshi currency seized in Bengal
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Thursday seized Bangladeshi currency totalling 8.02 lakh Taka, or Rs 6.55 lakh in Indian currency, in West Bengal's Nadia district, a senior BSF official said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Possibility of losing to US on exports subsidies issue: Official
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) India faces the possibility of losing in the trade disputes with the US on its challenge to export subsidies, but the government is working on schemes to make them WTO compliant, an official said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
CBI charge sheet in Mallya case will name ex-Minister: BJP lawmaker
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) BJP's Nishikant Dubey on Thursday said in the Lok Sabha that the CBI will file a charge sheet against Vijay Mallya and name a former Finance Minister, leading to loud protests from the Congress.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Migrants don't have 'unfettered right' to go where they wish: UN
Geneva, July 19 (IANS/AKI) Nations must rescue migrants and people in need of protection, but those who they save do not have "the unfettered right" to choose their host country, the UN refugee agency UNHCR stated on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Mattarella urges truth on anti-mafia judge's slaying
Rome, July 19 (IANS/AKI) On the 26th anniversary of anti-mafia judge Paolo Borsellino's murder in Palermo with five members of his security escort, Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday that honouring Borsellino's memory meant "not stopping to search for the truth" behind the slaying.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi sanctions budget for roads, drains in unauthorised colonies
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has sanctioned the budget for construction of roads and drains in unauthorised colonies of the national capital at an estimated cost of Rs 1,200 crore, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram approved investment beyond his mandate, says CBI
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The CBI listed on Thursday former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as an accused in the Aircel-Maxis case, alleging that he had power to approve foreign investments only up to Rs 600 crore but he cleared Rs 3,200-crore investment without referring the matter to CCEA.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 woman among 8 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were gunned down in a gun battle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district early on Thursday, police said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Defence Secretary reviews progress of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier
Kochi, July 19 (IANS) Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra had an on-board briefing on the progress of the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) - one of the first aircraft carriers to be designed and built in India, an official statement said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security
Dissolve SC's monitoring panel on sealing: BJP MP
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Raising the issue of the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday demanded that the Supreme Court-constituted Monitoring Committee be "dissolved for alleged violation of earlier court decisions".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
TRAI curbs unwanted commercial calls, mandates subscribers' consent
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a bid to curb the menace of unsolicited commercial calls, the TRAI on Thursday announced new regulations that mandate registration of businesses/telemarketers for making such calls and subscribers' consent for receiving the same.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy retain places in BWF rankings
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India's star shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal retained their positions in women's singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Badminton: Indian campaign at Singapore Open ends
Singapore, July 19 (IANS) The Indian campaign in the Singapore Open ended as all shuttlers crashed out in the pre-quarter finals here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Badminton
India, Japan discuss Indo-Pacific region, maritime security
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and Japan discussed the Indo-Pacific region and maritime security among other issues in the fourth round of the India-Japan Maritime Affairs Dialogue here, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Consumer Protection Bill likely to pass during Monsoon Session
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, which seeks stringent action including jail terms for misleading advertisements and adulteration along with time-bound redressal of consumers grievances, is likely to be passed during ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
A little sugar in elderly can improve memory: Study
London, July 19 (IANS) For older adults (over 60), increase in sugar levels can improve memory and make them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity, according to new research.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian U-17 eves' football team lose to Russia
Johannesburg, July 19 (IANS) India lost 1-3 to Russia in the BRICS Under-17 women's football tournament here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
East Bengal pip Mohun Bagan on penalties to clinch U-19 IFA Shield
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) East Bengal defeated crosstown rivals Mohun Bagan 4-2 on penalties to clinch the Under-19 IFA Shield football tournament here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
New coach Luis Enrique open to adapting Spain's passing game
Madrid, July 19 (IANS) New Spanish national football team coach Luis Enrique said on Thursday that it was possible to evolve the current style of play.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
David Cameron hails Modi's leadership
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said India is fortunate to have a leadership with a clear vision, but greater focus is needed on developing skills and infrastructure.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Maryam Nawaz meets Sharif for first time since arrest
Rawalpindi, July 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter met him for the first time on Thursday after both were arrested last week in a corruption case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Senator Pervaiz Rasheed said.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepalese couple held for kidnapping, boy rescued
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A boy kidnapped from north Delhi in April has been rescued from Nepal and a couple hailing from the Himalayan nation arrested, police said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LS passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, RS anti-corruption amendment (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The second day of Parliament's Monsoon Session on Thursday witnessed some productive time with the Lok Sabha passing the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill and the Rajya Sabha passing amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
NCLT nod for revival of Sirpur Paper Mills
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the proposal for the revival of Sirpur Paper Mills in Telangana, state Industry Minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
SC asks Puducherry Assembly Speaker to allow nominated BJP MLAs to function
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Speaker of Puducherry Assembly to allow the three nominated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs to participate in the Assembly proceedings, and sought the Centre's response to pleas challenging their nomination.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
80% chance of Britain leaving EU: Cameron
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that there is an 80 per cent chance that his country will quit the EU on the basis of an agreed deal and it might opt for a "soft Brexit" by staying close to a single market.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Indian-origin landlord jailed for fire deaths in UK
London, July 19 (IANS) An Indian-origin landlord in the UK who failed to fit smoke alarms inside a house owned by him leading to the death of two boys in a fire, has been jailed for a year, in the first prosecution of its kind in the country since new smoke alarm regulations were introduced in 2015.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Economic offences bill for speedy action on fugitives: Goyal
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, tabled in Parliament, has been brought to replace the Ordinance promulgated earlier this year to fast-track criminal action against major economic offenders and seize their property, acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Liquidation of Jaypee Infratech won't help anyone: SC
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the liquidation of real estate major Jaypee Infratech will not help anyone, even as it reserved order on a plea for protecting home buyers' interest under the bankruptcy code.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Pension doubled for former sportspersons
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday said that the rate of pension for sportspersons who have won medals in international competitions and have retired from active sports, has been doubled from April 1.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Karnataka's seer dead, doctors suspect poisoning
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka's Shiroor Mutt seer Lakshmivara Theertha Swami passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Manipal, with doctors attributed the death to suspected poisoning. He was 55.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Devaswom justifies ban on entry of women into Sabarimala
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Travancore Devaswom Board on Thursday defended the ban on the entry of females in the age group of 10 to 55 years to the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala but insisted that it was not a discriminatory practice.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
India calls for rules-based order in Indo-Pacific
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India on Thursday called for a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region that should allow use of common spaces on sea and in the air.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Putin hails summit with Trump, slams critics
Moscow, July 19 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called his summit with US President Donald Trump a success but warned that "certain forces in the US now want to prevent what was achieved there."
2018-07-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Kazakh Olympian figure skater Denis Ten stabbed to death
Astana, July 19 (IANS) Kazakhstan's Olympic medal-winning figure skater Denis Ten was on Thursday stabbed to death at the age of 25.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Kazakhstan,Sports,Other Sports
LS to take up no-trust motion on Friday, Modi, Rahul to speak
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The BJP and opposition Congress sharpened their attacks on each other on Thursday, a day before the Lok Sabha takes up the no-confidence motion for debate and voting in an increasingly polarised environment with each side trying to maximise its chances of victory in the 2019 general elections.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Change made in subtitle of 'Sacred Games', Netflix tells HC (Lead, Correcting Para 3)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Netflix company on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that a change had been incorporated in the English subtitle in the "Sacred Games" web series to remedy an alleged insult to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump attacks EU over fine on Google
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed the EU for fining Google $5 billion for harming its competitors, tweeting that the incident proved that the bloc has "taken advantage of the US, but not for long!"
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Maruti Suzuki India offers ECSTAR brand of products at its Arena workshops
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday said that ECSTAR brand of lubricants, coolant and car care products will now be offered across its Arena workshops in the country.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mamata announces compensation for three injured in Modi's Bengal rally
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for three of the patients injured in a canopy collapse incident during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the state's West Midnapore district, after meeting them at the hospital.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Delhi Health Minister prescribes strict measures against vector-borne diseases
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With monsoon knocking on the door, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday directed all stakeholders to take strict action for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in the national capital.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Roma keeper Alisson on verge of joining Liverpool
Rome, July 19 (IANS) AS Roma sporting director Monchi on Thursday confirmed that their Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker is on the verge of joining Liverpool FC, adding that the transfer fee offer from the English football giants "was way above the market average".
2018-07-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Month-long dialogue series launched on waterway connectivity
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) kicked off a massive month-long public outreach initiative along river Ganga on the National Waterway-1 to create awareness and help push rural economy to connect with waterways, the government said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
LeT militant killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Thursday, police said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Arsenal announces Nwakali's transfer to FC Porto
London, July 19 (IANS) Arsenal announced on Thursday the transfer of Kelechi Nwakali to Portugal's FC Porto on loan for the upcoming football season.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ronaldo surprises visitors at China's Forbidden City
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) New Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo surprised visitors at the Forbidden City here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Will meet 50-mn tourist target this year: Rajasthan official
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) The target of 50 million tourist arrivals in Rajasthan by 2020 is likely to be met by the year-end as the desert state recorded the arrival of over 47 million tourists in 2017, Rajasthan Tourism Director Pradeep Kumar Borar said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
RS passes anti-corruption bill with stringent punishment for bribe-giving
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the amended anti-corruption bill that also has stringent punishment provisions for those giving bribes -- both individuals and organizations -- besides the bribe takers, extends requirement of prior sanction for prosecution to former public officials and covers attachment and forfeiture of property.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 dead as fishing boat sinks in Indonesia
Jakarta, July 19 (IANS) At least six people were killed and seven others were missing after a fishing boat capsized off the southeastern coast of Indonesia's Java island on Thursday, officials said.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 women among 8 Maoists gunned down in Chhatisgarh
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were shot dead on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in an area adjoing the border of Dantewada-Bijapur districts in Chhattisgarh, an official said. Several sophisticated firearms were recovered from them.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Esha Deol unveils Bengali bride look from 'Cakewalk'
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Actress Esha Deol Takhtani on Thursday unveiled her Bengali bride look from Ram Kamal Mukherjee's short film "Cakewalk" here.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rohingya rights violations continue in Myanmar: UN
Dhaka, July 19 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday that the continuing influx of Rohingya refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh showed their human rights were still being violated in Myanmar.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
CBI pressured to file charge sheet against me: Chidambaram
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After CBI filed a chargesheet against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis deal, Chidambaram said: "CBI has been pressured to file a chargesheet to support a preposterous allegation," adding that he will contest it vigorously.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Secularism, individual rights can bring economic prosperity: Study
London, July 19 (IANS) Secularisation coupled with respect and tolerance for individual rights such as abortion, divorce and homosexuality can boost a country's economic growth, reveals a study.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
India to build 2,000 kms of international roads by 2022: Minister
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government is planning to build 1,911 kilometres of international connectivity roads over the five year period ending 2022 under its flagship Bharatmala scheme, parliament was told on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
WCD against NITI Aayog's cash transfer proposal in nutrition mission
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Women and Child Development Ministry is not in favour of NITI Aayog's proposal of Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) for the nutrition mission 'Poshan Abhiyaan', parliament was told on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Nepal, India review implementation of bilateral projects
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) The sixth meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was held here to review the progress made in the implementation of bilateral, economic and development projects.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Film with Karan Johar didn't work out: Badshah
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar had offered rapper Badshah an acting role in his film, but it didn't work out.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sao Paulo edges Flamengo 1-0, closes gap at top of Brazilian league
Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Sao Paulo went on the road to defeat Flamengo 1-0, narrowing the latter's lead in the 2018 Brazilian league's standings to just a single point.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Novel AI technology could help protect water supplies
Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based software that could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Health/Medicine
SC to hear wife's plea against husband forcing her to perform unnatural sex
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court has agreed a plea filed by a woman accusing her husband of forcing her to perform "unnatural" oral sex during their four years of marriage.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Dalljiet Kaur bids adieu to 'Qayamat Ki Raat'
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Dalljiet Kaur, who plays the role of Karuna in "Qayamat Ki Raat", will make an exit from the TV show.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Pogba answered critics with World Cup show: Ibrahimovic
London, July 19 (IANS) Star Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic feels former Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba has answered his skeptics with his impressive performance at the just-concluded World Cup, helping France lift the trophy for the second time.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ABB India's Q2 net profit up 36%
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Industrial technology major ABB India on Thursday reported an increase of 36 per cent in its net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2018.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
5 school students killed, 4 injured in Odisha road accident
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) In a tragic incident, at least five school students were killed and four others suffered critical injuries after being run over by a speeding truck on a national highway in Odisha's Bhadrak district on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal wants all pending MLALAD works approved within 7 days
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday directed the Urban Development Department of Delhi to approve all pending works under the MLA Local Area Development (MLALAD) scheme within a week.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Audio of abused Kerala nun, cardinal reveals latter aware of issue, Church denies
Kochi, July 19 (IANS) An audio clip, broadcast by a Malayalam television channel on Thursday, purpotedly revealed that the head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church had lied about not knowing that a nun had been sexually abused by a bishop, but the Church argued that the conversation had been "wrongly interpreted".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DJ Zedd unveils his 'most organic sounding' song
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer Zedd has released his new single "Happy now" with singer Elley Duhe. He says it is the most organic sounding song he has made in a long time.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi board recommends direct contract hiring of workers
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has something good to offer for contractual workers: an advisory board on Thursday recommended direct work contract with workers who are currently hired through outsourcing agencies. This will result in benefits directly reaching the workers rather than through outsourcing agencies.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth 'split'
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Singer, actress Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have 'called off their wedding following fights over when they should have children, according to an insider.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian man shot dead in Canada, 2 charged
Ottawa, July 19 (IANS) A 27-year-old Indian man has been shot dead in his home in Canada's Brampton city, police said. Two suspects in the case have surrendered and charged with first-degree murder, while the other two are absconding.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Canada,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Change made in subtitle of 'Sacred Games', Netflix tells HC
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Netflix company on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that a change had been incorporated in the English subtitle in the "Sacred Games" web series to remedy an alleged insult to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Actress Hina Khan accused of fraud; she denies
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Hina Khan has been accused by a jewellery company of cheating it by not returning ornaments worth over Rs 11 lakh. She has denied receiving a legal notice and pointed at "haters" for the "tactic".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Matrimonial disputes: MEA revokes passport of 8 NRIs
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Taking stringent action against those NRIs who have abandoned their wives in India, the government has revoked the passports of all eight people who were issued Look-out-Circulars (LoC), a Women and Child Development (WCD) official said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Broadband India Forum gears up to push 5G trials
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Broadband India Forum (BIF), which works closely with the government's 5G high-level forum, on Thursday said it formed a "5G Committee" to champion the roll-out of 5G trials in the country.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Here's what connects Ekta's show with YRF, KJo films
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Fashion designer Anuradha Khurana says that the brief given to her for producer Ekta Kapoor's show "Dil Hi Toh Hai" was to make it look like a Yash Raj or a Karan Johar film.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Weak rupee, global cues depress equity indices; rupee ends below 69 per dollar (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Depreciation in the Indian rupee and domestic political uncertainty subdued the key Indian equity indices on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistani music needs to be promoted better: Shafqat Amanat Ali
Lahore, July 19 (IANS) Popular Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali says "beautiful fresh sounds and musicians" are emerging from his country, but there needs to be a system in place to promote the talent in the right way.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Duolingo launches Hindi course for English speakers in India
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After the success of its English course for Hindi speakers, the US-based free language-learning app Duolingo on Thursday announced the launch of its Hindi course for English speakers in India.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Indian soldiers keep peace, empower South Sudanese
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan have taken up another mission - to educate and empower locals in Wau Shilluk, a region on the banks of the Nile in the war-torn east African country.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Central team to visit Kerala for assessing rain damage
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) Even as the death toll in Kerala due to rains climbed to 17 with the recovery of one more body, the Centre on Thursday assured that a central team will soon visit the state to assess the damage caused in at least eight districts.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
France probes Macron security aide's video beating protesters
Paris, July 19 (IANS) A former French presidential security aide is under investigation by the Paris prosecutor's office after a video emerged of him allegedly beating anti-government protesters, officials said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Panchkula court drops sedition charge against 19 Dera activists
Panchkula (Haryana), July 19 (IANS) In a blow to Haryana Police, a court in Panchkula town on Thursday dropped the sedition charge against 19 activists of the controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kotak Mahindra Bank's standalone Q1 net profit up 12%
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank on Thursday reported a rise of more than 12 per cent in its standalone net profit for the first quarter of 2018-19.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IAF contingent departs for Australia to participate in Exercise Pitch Black
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) At the break of dawn on Thursday, four frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft tore through the skies above Air Force Station Kalaikunda on their way overseas to participate in Exercise Pitch Black-2018, a multinational exercise hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Indian Army could scrap Brigadier rank'
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) Officer cadre restructuring in the Indian Army, including doing away with the Brigadier's rank, is under review, a top army officer said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
IITs to jointly scout for faculty: Javadekar
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The IITs have been asked to collectively bargain for faculty hiring from Indians abroad to abridge the teachers' shortage, Parliament was told on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Modi capitulating to US while pretending otherwise: CPI-M
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Modi government is getting ready to capitulate to the demands of the Trump administration while taking a public stand that seems otherwise, the CPI-M has said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Samsung ships 9.9mn smartphones in India, catches up with Xiaomi in Q2 2018
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Making a strong comeback, Samsung shipped 9.9 million smartphones in India in the second quarter of 2018, registering almost 50 per cent annual growth rate -- its best since the fourth quarter of 2015, Singapore-based market research firm Canalys said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
LS takes up Bill to deter fugitive economic offenders
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up a bill that provides for measures to deter fugitive economic offenders from evading prosecution by staying outside the jurisdiction of Indian courts.
2018-07-19
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IS kidnaps 12 demining staff in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 19 (IANS) Armed men from the terror group Islamic State (IS) have kidnapped 12 mine removal staff working for an Afghan organization in the country's Kunar province, an official said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Suspected perpetrators of Skripal attack identified: UK Police
London, July 19 (IANS) UK police are believed to have identified suspects involved in a near-fatal poisoning of Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Convert Dharamsala building into e-Vidhan Academy: Himachal Speaker
New Delhi/Shimla, July 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Rajeev Bindal on Thursday sought conversion of a Dharamsala building into a national e-Vidhan Academy meant for lawmakers from across the country.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Confluence showcases journey of Swarovski with different designers
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Confluence, a designer jewellery collective crafted with Swarovski crystals, celebrated two years of its inception with a soiree at the Embassy of Austria on Thursday. Themed around "Sparkling Transformations", the presentation highlighted the journey of a Swarovski Crystal from the Austrian Alps to the hands of leading Indian design luminaries.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vivo NEX with pop-up selfie camera, 8GB RAM in India
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Upping the ante when it comes to innovation, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday launched its Indian-made NEX smartphone with pop-up selfie shooter at Rs 44,990 in India.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Hamilton renews contract with Mercedes through to 2020
Brackley (UK), July 19 (IANS) British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes signed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes, the racing team announced Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Indians increased salary directly related with ease of falling asleep
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indians have a direct correlation between increasing salary and ease of falling asleep, says an India Sleep and Wellness survey commissioned by Sunday Mattresses and conducted among working professionals above the age of 25.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
AAP condemns proposed amendment to RTI act
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The AAP on Thursday strongly condemned the proposal to amend Right to Information (RTI) Act, saying that it will give BJP a free hand over the Information Commissioners.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Beef jerky, processed meats linked to maniac episodes: Study
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Love to gorge on beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat as part of your evening snacks daily? Beware, these processed meats laced with chemicals such as nitrates, to preserve them from spoilage, may contribute to mania -- an abnormal mood state characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia, a study has found.
2018-07-19
Category: International, India,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Possibility of losing to US on exports subsidies issue: Official
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) India faces the possibility of losing in the trade disputes with the US on its challenge to export subsidies, but the government is working on schemes to make them WTO compliant, an official said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Bengal's real estate law will set wrong precedent of deviation from RERA'
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Implementation of the West Bengal Housing and Industry Regulation Act (WBHIRA) would open a pandora's box and other states would follow suit to make their own real estate related laws, thus diluting the impact of the central law, according to the Forum for People's Collective Efforts.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Golfer Gaurika leads in second round of Hero WPG Tour
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Golfer Gaurika Bishnoi made just one birdie on the second hole, but still managed to grab the lead at the end of the second round of the Hero womens Pro Tour at the Eagleton golf resort here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Alert sounded for heavy rains in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, July 19 (IANS) An alert for heavy rains has been sounded in Uttarakhand for the next 36 hours, an official said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Transgender campaigns for acceptance in Pakistan election
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistani transgender Nadeem Kashish knows that she will not win a seat in the July 25 general elections but is still standing as a candidate and believes that she has already won by fighting for the acceptance of her community that lives on the margins of society in the country.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
2019 Ashes series from Aug 1 to Sep 16
London, July 19 (IANS) The next Ashes Test cricket series between Australia and England will be held from August 1 to September 16, 2019 in the UK, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Namune' offer lifted Kunal's spirits
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kumar, who is said to have "replaced" actor Hiten Tejwani in the upcoming show "Namune", says when he was offered to play Niranjan Agnihotri, it lifted his spirits.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Buildings' collapse: Death toll 9, search underway
Greater Noida, July 19 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of two buildings in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh climbed to nine on Thursday as five more bodies were removed from under the debris. Authorities continued with the search for any survivor/body.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Budget sanctioned for roads, drains in illegal colonies: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has sanctioned the budget for the construction of roads and drains in unauthorised colonies here, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
New UK Brexit secretary set for talks with EU
London, July 19 (IANS) UK's new Brexit secretary Dominic Raab headed to Brussels on Thursday to hold his first talks with the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
PLO official calls Jewish nation-state bill 'racist'
Jerusalem, July 19 (IANS) Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat on Thursday denounced a controversial Jewish nation-state bill approved by the Israeli Parliament as "racist".
2018-07-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Eight Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were gunned down in a shootout with security forces in Chhattisgarhs Bijapur district early on Friday, police said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CBI charge sheet names P. Chidambaram, son in Aircel-Maxis case
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The CBI on Friday filed a charge sheet against 18 people in Aircel-Maxis deal case including former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Manipur policemen suspended for using excessive force
Imphal, July 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Thursday that two policemen have been suspended for using excessive force on students who had tried to storm the BJP office here on Monday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Tripura power plant snag causes supply cut to Bangladesh
Agartala, July 19 (IANS) The 726-MW gas-based power plant in Tripura is facing technical hiccups causing less supply to neighbouring Bangladesh, an official said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
MGM, Fox to provide $8.7 million worth of James Bond films
Washington, July 19 (IANS) MGM and Fox Home Entertainment will provide $8.7 million worth of digital copies of James Bond movies to settle a lawsuit filed by customers who did not get the copies of the films "Casino Royale" and "Never Say Never Again" in a Bond 50th anniversary box.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
India's growth story intact; GDP to grow around 7.5%: Ficci
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Despite short-term challenges India's economic growth story remains intact and the country's GDP is expected to grow around 7.5 per cent in the current financial year, industry body Ficci said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gym trainer shot dead
Ghaziabad, July 19 (IANS) A gym trainer was shot dead in the city on Wednesday over an altercation over food supplements.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI to issue new Rs 100 notes in lavender colour
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it will soon issue Rs 100 denomination bank notes.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP protecting corrupt Delhi Chief Secretary: AAP
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Thursday accused the BJP of protecting the Chief Secretary - accused of taking bribes from corrupt officials - and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gauri Khan designs new restaurant
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Gauri Khan, celebrity interior designer and wife of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who got a good response for her work on Mumbai-based Arth restaurant, has designed its new outlet in Pune.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Now, 'tulsi mala' and 'rudraksh' vie with fashion jewellery products at EPCH show
Greater Noida, July 19 (IANS) Lakshman Singh, a 'Tulsi mala' maker from Mathura, drew much attention here from buyers and visitors at an exhibition organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Joker' gets release date
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Warner Bros and DC Films "Joker", on the origin of the iconic fictional villain, will release on October 4, 2019. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the film is directed by Todd Philips.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AIADMK may not back no-trust motion
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The AIADMK with 37 members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday indicated that it might not support the opposition's no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress says no again to government's Lokpal meeting
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he would not attend the meeting of the Selection Committee for Lokpal to be held the same day, unless the leader of the single largest opposition party is conferred the status of a full-fledged member.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nokia 3.1 Android One smartphone now in India
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Finnish company HMD Global, which sells the iconic Nokia brand of phones, on Thursday launched Nokia 3.1 smartphone in India for Rs 10,499.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Terrorism not a clash between Christian West and Islam: David Cameron
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said terrorism should not be seen as a battle between the Christian countries of the West and the Islamic countries in the Middle East. It is all about identifying and wiping out a small section that believes in extremism.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Indian chess body to work out strategy to put more players in world top-20
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The All India Chess Federation (AICF) will soon chalk out a programme of action to have a couple of Indian Grand Masters in the top 20 in the world by 2020, said a senior official.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Odisha to witness heavy rainfall: MeT
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in several coastal districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours is likely due to a low-pressure area formed over the north Bay of Bengal, an official said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Mulk' actor Ashrut Jain feels like Mathew McConnaughey
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Working in two back-to-back courtroom dramas "Mulk" and "Batti Gul Meter Chalu" makes young actor Ashrut Jain feel like Mathew McConaughey, who has done legal dramas like "A Time To Kill" and "The Lincoln Lawyer".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UGC directs universities to postpone faculty-hiring
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday asked universities to postpone their teacher recruitment process till further order comes in the matter of faculty-recruitment mode pending in the Supreme Court.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
HTC's India exit failure to judge competition, firm says 'Vive' is new focus
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The news of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC shutting its India operations was on the cards as the company -- once the darling of Indian users -- could not cope up with the changing dynamics of the market amid rapid growth of Chinese players, experts said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kaif urges Shukla for fair probe into UPCA bribery scandal
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Former India batsman and Uttar Pradesh captain Mohammad Kaif on Thursday reacted sharply to the alleged bribery scandal unearthed by a sting operation, which claimed that a member of Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla's personal staff sought bribes to facilitate selection of players.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bankruptcy Board drafting cross-border insolvency norms: Chairman
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The process to put in place a framework for cross-border insolvency cases has been initiated by India, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) Chairman M.S. Sahoo said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cummins finding ways to stop Kohli's tons Down Under
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Ahead of India's tour Down Under later this year, Australian quick Pat Cummins has praised skipper Virat Kohli as a "really passionate" player while conceding that his bowling attack will target the "prized" wicket of the right-hander.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
How to take care of feet in monsoon
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Monsoon brings with it moisture, sweat and stickiness due to humidity and this increases manifold the chances of fungus and moulds. So you need to take special care of your feet in monsoon to guard against fungal infections and conditions such as Athletes feet.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mobile passport app fully secured: Sushma
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the newly launched mobile app through which citizens can apply for a passport was fully secured with advanced security features.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Diaspora
Weak rupee, global cues depress equity indices; capital goods stocks fall
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Depreciation in the Indian rupee coupled with decline in the global markets subdued the key Indian equity indices on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Deschamps to stay as France coach until 2020
Paris, July 19 (IANS) The French Football Federation on Thursday confirmed that Didier Deschamps would continue as the coach of the national team until 2020, when his contract expires.
2018-07-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Zola returns to Chelsea as head coach assistant
London, July 19 (IANS) Former Italian football player Gianfranco Zola rejoined Chelsea on Thursday as an assistant to the new head coach Maurizio Sarri, the English club said.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Goa assembly adjourned five times over formalin row
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa Assembly was adjourned five times on Thursday following protests by the Opposition Congress over dangerous chemical formalin being used to preserve fish sold in the state.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Thailand game a mental test for U-16 team: coach Bibiano
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After the Indian Under-16 football team came from two goals down to play out a 2-2 draw against Bangkok Glass FC U-17 in Thailand, head coach Bibiano Fernandes labelled the performance as a 'brave' one.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Can changing expectant mothers' diet help prevent autism?
New York, July 19 (IANS) The mother's microbiome -- the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us -- can determine the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her children, suggests a study.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Jail authorities cancel lawyers' meeting with Sharif, Maryam
Rawalpindi, July 19 (IANS) A pre-arranged meeting between lawyers and jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz was cancelled by the authorities at Adiala Jail here on Thursday, where the duo is currently serving their prison sentence in a corruption case.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA sees first sign of one young star devouring planets
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that scientists may have for the first time seen a young star devouring a young planet or planets.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sony India launches new portable mobile projector
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Sony India on Thursday launched a portable mobile projector "MP-CD1" that can transform any surface into a wide screen, making it perfect for projecting content for a large audience.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Vivo NEX with pop-up selfie camera, 8GB RAM in India
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Upping the ante when it comes to innovation, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday launched its made in India "NEX" smartphone with pop-up selfie shooter at Rs 44,990 in India.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Six pieces of ivory seized in West Bengal, two held
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two persons and seized six pieces of ivory weighing over 9 kg near a bus stand in Siliguri, officials said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Your canine friend can help reduce ADHD symptoms in kids
New York, July 19 (IANS) Besides remaining loyal and man's best friend, dogs can also provide therapy that can effectively treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say researchers.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Jeff Goldblum's London statue marks 25 years of 'Jurassic Park'
London, July 19 (IANS) A 25 ft statue of actor Jeff Goldblum attracted fans on the banks of the River Thames by the Tower Bridge here to celebrate the 25th anniversary of celebrated film "Jurassic Park".
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Frog sacrifice in rain-starved Bihar
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Blind faith and superstition have taken over parts of Bihar as people sacrifice thousands of frogs to appease rain Gods in the state that has seen a 42 per cent deficit in rainfall this monsoon.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Religion,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Apartheid early example of state terrorism that Mandela fought against'
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Citing apartheid as "an early example of state terrorism against the majority population", it took an "extraordinary man" like Nelson Mandela "who dedicated his life to the emancipation of his people from the jackboot of the oppressor" to bring South Africa to where it is today, a former Indian envoy to the country, Shiv Shankar Mukherjee has said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Ronaldo's trip to S. Korea postponed
Seoul, July 19 (IANS) Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not visit South Korea later this month, officials here said on Thursday, due to his hectic schedule.
2018-07-19
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Cricket
Thinkwide to expand operations in 3 cities
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Hostels and paying guest (PG) accommodation-finding tech startup Thinkwide on Thursday announced its plans to venture into three new cities this year.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Augsburg's Schieber ruled out with knee injury
Berlin, July 19 (IANS) German football club FC Augsburg has announced that new striker Julian Schieber will be sidelined with a knee injury for several weeks.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
British ex-PM Cameron hails Modi's leadership
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that India is fortunate to have a leadership with clear vision, adding that the country should however focus more on developing skills and infrastructure.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics,Diplomacy
Probe call details of Lalu: JD-U
July 19 (IANS) The ruling JD-U in Bihar has demanded a probe into phone call details of RJD chief Lalu Prasad a day after BJP's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi sought cancellation of the provisional bail granted by Jharkhand High Court to the RJD chief for "violating the bail conditions."
2018-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Irrfan Khan actively promoting 'Karwaan': Producer
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) "Karwaan" producer Priti Rathi Gupta says ailing actor Irrfan Khan, despite his condition, is quite actively promoting the film on social media and that his loyal fans are waiting for the movie to be released.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LS takes up bill to deter fugitive economic offenders
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up for discussion a bill that provides for measures to deter fugitive economic offenders from evading the process of law in India by staying outside the jurisdiction of Indian Courts.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
The future of plastic? Scientists explore bioplastics from sorghum
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS/Mongabay) In the early 1940s, Henry Ford experimented with making plastic parts for automobiles. He came up with what was called the "plastic car made from soybeans."
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
TDP seeks Kejriwal's support against Modi government
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A delegation of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders on Thursday sought support from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the no-confidence motion against the Modi government tabled by them in the Lok Sabha.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HyperloopTT inks pact to build high-speed test track in China
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) is set to build the first Hyperloop system in China as the company struck a deal in the country to build a test track in Guizhou province.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Oxford Bookstore invites entries for book cover design prize
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The fourth edition of the Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize is now accepting entries from Indian publishers and designers of covers of titles released between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Imran Khan barred from using 'inappropriate language'
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Election Commission on Thursday barred Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan from using unseemly language for his political rivals during election campaigning.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Formalin controversy: No officer to examine quality of fish, says Goa Minister
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa Fisheries Department does not have a single technical officer to examine the quality of fish sold in the state, Fisheries Minister Vinoda Paliencar told the Goa Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'The Untold Story of Sunny Leone' doesn't tell much
Web series: "Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone"; Director: Aditya Dutt; Cast: Sunny Leone, Karanvir Lamba, Rysa Saujani, Raj Arjun, Grusha Kapoor and Bijay Anand; Rating: **
2018-07-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
No direct role of Army in elections: Senior Pakistani official
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistani Army will have no direct role in the country's July 25 general elections and will work on the Election Commission's directives to conduct peaceful polls, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Evolve national policy to curb social media misuse: Naidu
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Expressing concern over misuse of social media, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday asked the government to evolve a national policy after discussing with all stakeholders including political parties to combat the menace.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TDP MPs seek Kejriwal's support against Modi government
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A delegation of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs on Thursday sought support from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the no-confidence motion against the Modi government tabled by them in the Lok Sabha.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HTC's India exit result of failure to judge Chinese competition: Experts
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The news of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC shutting its India operations was on the cards as the company -- once the darling of Indian users -- could not cope up with the changing dynamics of the market amid rapid growth of Chinese players, experts said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Infosys arm in pact to build metro rail station in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) IT major Infosys' philanthropic arm (Infosys Foundation) on Thursday signed an agreement to build and maintain a metro rail station in the Electronics City on Bengaluru's southern outskirts, said an official on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala CM unhappy after meeting PM
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday expressed unhappiness after he led a 22-member delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek help on various issues concerning the state.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shoulder injury further dents Saha's recovery prospects
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Already out of the Indian squad for the first three tests against England due to a left thumb injury, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is now nursing a shoulder problem which he picked up while rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Gurtej, Chhuantea and Kamaljit to continue with FC Pune City
Pune, July 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City retained defenders Gurtej Singh and Lalchhuanmawia Fanai and goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh for the 2018-19 season, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Australian players banned for basketball World Cup qualifier brawl
Canberra, July 19 (IANS) Australian basketball player Daniel Kickert was imposed a five-match ban by international body FIBA on Thursday for his involvement in a brawl during a 2019 World Cup Asian qualifier in Manila on July 2.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
SC asks Puducherry Assembly to allow nominated BJP MLAs to participate
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Puducherry Legislative Assembly to allow the three nominated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs to participate in the Assembly proceedings, and sought the Centre's response to pleas challenging their nomination.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
80% chance of Britain leaving EU: David Cameron
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that there is an 80 per cent chance that his country would leave the EU on the basis of an agreed deal and it might opt for a "soft Brexit" by staying close to a single market.
2018-07-19
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
HIV infection doubles heart disease risk: Study
London, July 19 (IANS) People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, a new study has found.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sunscreen can reduce skin cancer risk by 40% in youth: Study
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Young adults who regularly use sunscreen reduce their risk of skin cancer by 40 per cent, a study has found.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Militants ambush troopers in Manipur, 1 injured
Imphal, July 19 (IANS) An Assam Rifles trooper was seriously wounded when suspected Naga militants from the NSCN(K) ambushed them on Thursday morning at Joupi in Manipur's Chandel district, police said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Government committed to quota in faculty positions: Javadekar
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said the Modi government was committed to reservation in the faculty positions of universities and that it does not agree with a court order quashing the 50 per cent reservation.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Advani announces next film on fifth anniversary of 'D-Day'
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani on Thursday announced his next film titled "Batla House" on the fifth anniversary of his movie "D-Day".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Child abuse cover-up: Turnbull urges Pope to sack archbishop
Canberra, July 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday urged Pope Francis to sack the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, who was earlier sentenced to one year in detention for covering up the sexual abuse of minors.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mob lynching: Rajnath for social media checks, opposition walks out
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the first time admitted in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that fake news on social media has resulted in many mob lynching incidents in the country, saying the government has asked service providers to put a check on rumour mongering on social media. Not satisfied with his response, the opposition walked out.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Seoul does not rule out Trump, Kim, Moon meeting
London/Seoul, July 19 (IANS) South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has not ruled out the possibility of a trilateral summit between the leaders of the two Koreas and the US on the margins of the UN General Assembly slated for September in New York.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump urges Erdogan to free imprisoned US pastor
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has urged his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release an American Protestant pastor accused of terrorism activities in the country.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't want to separate my identity from Shahid, says Ishaan Khatter
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Ishaan Khatter doesn't mind being known as Shahid Kapoor's brother. The young actor, who made his film debut with "Beyond The Clouds" and will make his Bollywood foray with "Dhadak", says he never wants to separate his name from his half-sibling's name to create his own identity in the industry.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Betis hold Sporting Braga in bad-tempered friendly
Cartaya (Spain), July 19 (IANS) Real Betis managed a 1-1 draw with Sporting Braga in a pre-season friendly that the Portuguese side finished with just eight men on the pitch.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football

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