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Asia Cup: India overpower Pakistan by eight wickets
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) A strong bowling performance followed by some power-packed batting saw India thrash arch rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
UP farmers offer land for Jewar airport
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Representatives of farmers from Jewar in Noida met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday and handed him letters agreeing to offer their land for the proposed Jewar international airport, an official said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka minister cries foul over BJP's graft charges
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of trying to destabilise the coalition government in Karnataka, state's Water Resources Minister of the Congress D.K. Shivakumar on Wednesday cried foul over the graft charges levelled by the BJP against him and his party.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India happy with Maldives opposition floating joint presidential candidate
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the presidential election to be held in the Maldives on Sunday, the Indian establishment is happy that the opposition parties in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation have put up a joint candidate against incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diaspora
Man wanted in 3 murder cases held in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A 26-year-old man, accused in three murder cases, has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asia Cup: India overpower Pakistan by eight wickets
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) A strong bowling performance followed by some power packed batting saw India thrash arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Important for women to become financially independent: Twinkle Khanna
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna, who has been vocal about several social issues especially those related to gender equality, believes that the best way for a woman to empower herself is through financial independence.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Shah, Nitish discusses seat sharing in Bihar
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Thursday held a discussion with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to work out a seat-sharing formula between the two NDA allies ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Alibaba's cloud services to help Kenya protect wildlife
Hanghzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's e-tail giant Alibaba's computing arm would help Kenya to protect its wildlife in Africa using its cloud services, said an official at a technology conference here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Telangana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CCEA approves revised cost for safety of 198 dams
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the revised cost estimate of Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) at Rs 3,466 crore for 198 dams in the country, an official statement said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Ensure CPEC's safety, Xi tells Pak Army Chief
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednsday told visiting Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to ensure the safety of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the key artery of Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road connectivity project.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
No Sushma-Qureshi meeting at UN
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) No meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has been scheduled yet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session later this month, it is learnt.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Jayalalithaa case:CCTV footages overwritten automatically, Apollo tells panel
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The CCTV recordings of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's stay in the hospital has been overwritten several times automatically, Apollo Hospitals has told the Justice A. Arumughaswamy Commission.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bhagwat favours early construction of Ram temple, disapproves politics of power (Roundup)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Articulating his position on a range of raging issues, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday favoured construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" and uniform civil code and population control, lauded the work of Modi government but also disapproved politics of "shamshan-kabristan" and saffron terror in election campaigns.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Salvini defends 'slave' remarks for African migrants
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday defiantly defended his recent remarks calling African immigrants "new slaves", saying his comments had been misinterpreted.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Politics
IndiGo to operate Amritsar-Dubai service from October
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo will operate its first daily flight from Amritsar to Dubai from October.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Protest in Agra over restrictions on industries
Agra, Sep 19 (IANS) Workers, industrialists and social activists marched here on Wednesday to protest restrictions on industries in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone spread over 10,400 sq.km.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SpiceJet to commence Hyderabad-Bangkok flight service from October
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet will launch flights between Hyderabad and Bangkok from October 10, 2018.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Will you question Pakistan on border killings, Akali leader asks Sidhu
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday asked Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to come clean on the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara corridor in the wake of Pakistan's official stand on the issue.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Sevilla coach confident ahead of Europa League clash vs Standard Liege
Seville (Spain), Sep 19 (IANS) Sevilla coach Pablo Machin on Wednesday said about the upcoming UEFA Europa League match against Belgium's Standard Liege that he has confidence in his squad.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Club employees threaten strike before Superliga Argentina showcase match
Buenos Aires, Sep 19 (IANS) The UTEDYC sports workers union staged a protest at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) headquarters to demand pay raises and threatened to go on strike during the sixth round of Superliga Argentina play, which includes the "Super Classic" between Boca Juniors and River Plate.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Government assessing how to help female Pakistani student return to Italy
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi is "closely following" the case of a 23-year-old woman who wrote to her school in Monza begging for help to return to Italy from Pakistan, where she was taken last year "against her will", the Foreign Ministry said late on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
UN urges peace in Yemen to avoid 'full-blown' famine
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations World Food Programme on Wednesday called for "an immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen's devastating three-and-a-half-year civil war, warning that "full-blown" famine loomed in the war-wracked country.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chandrababu Naidu not to appear before Maharashtra court
Amaravati, Sep 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, against whom a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued by a Maharashtra court last week in a 2010 case, will not attend the court on September 21.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NIA team in Assam to grill arrested Hizbul link men
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Days after the arrest of a Hizbul Mujahideen man from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrived in Assam on Wednesday to grill the seven accomplices of the Hizbul cadre, who have been arrested subsequently from the state.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Morumbi, Maracana stadiums to host key matches of 2019 Copa America in Brazil
Asuncion (Paraguay), Sep 19 (IANS) South America's football federation (Conmebol) has confirmed the venues for the 2019 Copa America in Brazil, with Sao Paulo's Morumbi Stadium and Rio de Janeiro's emblematic Maracana Stadium to serve as the sites for the opening match and the final, respectively.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Congress will be ousted from power in Mizoram: NPP leader
Shillong, Sep 19 (IANS) Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister and National People's Party (NPP) leader, Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday voiced confidence that ruling Congress will be ousted from power in Mizoram in the upcoming Assembly elections.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Haryana to be made stray cattle-free by January 26
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Haryana will be made stray cattle-free by January 26 next year, announced a senior state officer on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India protests brutal killing of BSF trooper by Pakistan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India has strongly protested the brutal killing of a BSF soldier by Pakistani troopers along the International Border near Jammu on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Mullappally Ramachandran appointed Kerala Congress chief
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday appointed former Union Minister and Lok Sabha MP Mullappally Ramachandran as the President of party's Kerala unit, replacing M.M. Hassan.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sisodia urges people to preserve Delhi's historical sites
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday urged the people to engage in "preserving" historical sites around them.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
ESIC to provide cash benefit during job loss
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Taking cognizance of lack of long-term jobs, the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Wednesday said it has rolled out a scheme to financially support those who lost their jobs even as it relaxed norms for its other benefits.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Charity football match for Kerala flood victims in Kolkata
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Legendary former footballer I.M. Vijayan and defender Debjit Ghosh will take part in a charity match at Kalyani on Saturday to raise funds for the victims of the devastating Kerala floods.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Start filing of NRC claims from September 25: SC
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the commencement of submission of claims and objections on inclusion of names in Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft from September 25.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Articles 370, 35-A must go, says Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid the raging debate, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that Articles 370 and 35-A of the Constitution, which give special status to Jammu and Kashmir, must go.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Alibaba developing quantum chips to power diverse industries
Hangzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's e-tailer giant Alibaba group is developing quantum chips (processors) to power a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceuticals, a senior official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
BSES energises 1,000 solar rooftop connections in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major achievement on clean energy in the national capital, Delhi distribution company (discom) BSES on Wednesday announced it has energised a record over 1,000 rooftop solar connections in the city with a sanctioned solar load of over 40,000 KW (40 MW).
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Sevilla wraps up preparations for Europa League clash with Standard Liege
Seville, Sep 19 (IANS) Sevilla held a final training session on Wednesday on the eve of their UEFA Europa League group stage home opener against Belgian club Standard Liege.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
No need to make enemy of English: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that people do not need to make an enemy of English to assert primacy of local languages and that supremacy of English is only in their minds.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Human Interest/Society
Plan for 21 nuclear reactors on track: DAE Secretary
Vienna, Sep 19 (IANS) India's plan to build 21 nuclear reactors by 2030 by using different technologies is on track, Atomic Energy Department Secretary Sekhar Basu said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,National,Technology
Anganwadi workers meet PM Modi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A group of over 100 Anganwadi workers from across the country, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to thank him for increasing the honorarium amount by up to 60 per cent.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One nation, one code: RSS chief on UCC, population policy
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Making a case for Uniform Civil Code and implementation of a uniform population policy, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that people of one nation should be governed by a common law.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Asia Cup: India restrict Pakistan to low total
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav took three wickets each as India restricted Pakistan to a paltry 162 in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Politics of quota is problem, not reservation: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Asserting that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) always supported reservation system, its chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that reservation was not a problem, but the problem was the politics of reservation.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chattisgarh orders probe into lathicharge on Congress workers
Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday ordered a probe into the incident of lathicharge on Congress workers in the state and dumping of garbage in the house of state Minister Amar Agarwal.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Congress constitutes 9 committees for poll-bound Telangana
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the ensuing Assembly elections in Telangana, the Congress party on Wednesday constituted nine committees besides naming two working presidents of the state unit.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ghani concerned over growing IS presence in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani expressed concern over the growing presence of Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Afghanistan at his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Democratic institutions should be robust enough to accommodate opposition: SC
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said democratic institutions should be robust enough to accommodate opposition and that a distinction has to be drawn between an opposition, attempt to create a disturbance or overthrow the government.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India reiterates commitment to Afghan-led peace process
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India reiterated its commitment and support to Kabul's efforts towards an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace and reconciliation process at a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Asia Cup: India restrict Pakistan to low total
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) India produced a strong bowliung performance to restrict Pakistan to 162 runs in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Not received any communication from authorities to extradite Christian Michel: CBI
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian authorities said on Wednesday they have not received any communication from the UAE regarding the extradition order of British national Christian Michel James, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, even as they claimed that a court there had ruled that he can be extradited.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
RBI relaxes ECB norms to prop up rupee
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday liberalised some aspects of the external commercial borrowings (ECBs) policy including those related to rupee-denominated bonds to help check rupee depreciation.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
TVS Radeon launched in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) TVS Motor Company on Wednesday launched a new 110cc commuter motorcycle -- Radeon, in Rajasthan.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy
Yes Bank CEO Rana Kapoor's tenure to end on Jan 31, 2019
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided against extending the tenure of Yes Bank's MD and CEO Rana Kapoor beyond January 31, 2019.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistan court orders release of Sharif, daughter, son-in-law
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday ordered the release of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, providing them huge relief and prompting celebrations among supporters.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Father's obesity in puberty may up asthma risk for offspring
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Men who have considerable weight gain between their childhood and puberty are at an increased risk of having asthma as an adult, as are their future offspring, a new study has found.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ram Mandir should be built at the earliest: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that Ram Mandir should be built "at the earliest" in Ayodhya which would remove a major cause of discord of between Hindus and Muslims.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GRSE gears up for bagging export orders
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) State-run ship maker Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) is gearing up to bag export orders through both competitive bidding process as well as on a nomination basis, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
UK Foreign Secretary in Myanmar to discuss Rohingya crisis
Naypyidaw, Sep 19 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday on his first official visit to the country for discussions expected to include the Rohingya refugee crisis and the jailing of two Reuters reporters.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Bengaluru tops among Asian cities for technology enterprises
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Bengaluru is the best location in Asia for technology companies to operate, said a Colliers International report.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ircon IPO subscribed 9.5 times, to fetch Rs 466 crore
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Ircon, through which the government is selling 10.5 per cent of its stake in the company, has been subscribed 9.5 times, the government said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shah meets party leaders, no breakthrough on Goa leadership
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP's quest to find a replacement for ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar met with a setback on Wednesday as a meeting of top state BJP officials with party President Amit Shah in Delhi failed to resolve the issue.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nadal withdraws from Asian tournaments due to knee injury
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Spain tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, World No. 1, on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from his upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to a knee injury.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
States told to frame solid waste management rules
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) States in northern India were told on Wednesday to frame solid waste management rules by next year, an official said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
India, Morocco enter revised air services pact
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India and Morocco have entered a revised air services agreement to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sewer worker's death: Rahul says PM's Swachh Bharat a hollow slogan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "tragic death" of sewer worker Anil in west Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said "PM's Swachh Bharat is a hollow slogan, when he is blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Five held in Goa road rage case
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on Wednesday in a North Goa village on charge of assaulting and seriously injuring two men in a case of road rage.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India can produce 100 tonnes of gold per year: Expert
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India has the capacity to produce over 100 tonnes of gold per year to better satisfy the country's enormous demand for the precious metal which is mostly met by imports, a foreign expert said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BSE, NSE get SEBI nod to launch commodity derivatives trade
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) India's leading stock exchanges BSE and NSE have received the securities market regulator SEBI's approval to offer platforms for commodity derivatives trade from October 1, 2018.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajasthan Cricket Association dissolved
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections, the government has dissolved the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), removing veteran Congress president C.P. Joshi as its chief, making the other camp of former RCA president Lalit Modi stronger.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Kerala Police questions rape-accused bishop for 7 hours
Kochi (Kerala), Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala Police on Wednesday questioned Bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of raping a nun for seven hours and asked him to report back on Thursday morning, said a police official.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana gives NOC for Kishau dam
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Haryana has given a no-objection certificate for the construction of the Kishau dam on the Tons, a tributary of Yamuna river along the borders of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, official sources said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PIL on EVM: Bombay HC for notices to EC, Centre, Maharashtra (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) In a significant development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered issue of notices to the Election Commission, Maharashtra State Election Commission (M-SEC) and two public sector makers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and others in a public interest litigation filed by an RTI activist.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Why no noise over cattle smugglers attacking gaurakshaks, asks Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In the midst of a raging controversy over lynchings by cow vigilantes, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that there were "double standards" over violence in the name of cow with nobody making any "noise" about cattle smugglers attacking the gaurakshaks.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
RBI relaxes ECB norms to prop up rupee
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday liberalised some aspects of the external commercial borrowings (ECBs) policy including those related to rupee-denominated bonds to help check rupee depreciation.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India committed to Afghan-led peace process: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Wednesday reiterated its commitment and support to the Afghanistan government's efforts towards an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace and reconciliation process.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Pandya suffers acute lower back injury
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) The BCCI has issued an update on all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was stretchered off the field following a lower back injury during the match against Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Honorarium hike for Anganwadi, ASHA workers
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a hike in honorarium for Anganwadi and ASHA workers.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Triple talaq bill diversionary ploy: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) With the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approving an ordinance criminalising triple talaq, the Congress has accused the Modi government of using the issue for "vote garnering" and a diversionary ploy amid rising incidents of rape.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Trade tensions dent indices; equities slip for third consecutive day (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues on the back of escalation in trade tensions dragged the key Indian equity indices into the red on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
GRSE expects to get orders of building 2 bridges in Kolkata
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) State-run Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), which was approached by the West Bengal government for erection of two bailey bridges in the city after the partial collapse of a bridge at Majherhat in South Kolkata, is hopeful of bagging the order, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Amid trade war, India looks to resume oil meal export to China
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington, an Indian business delegation on Wednesday held talks with Chinese oil meal importers as New Delhi looks to resume export of its crop banned by China in 2012.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Congress and corruption has become synonymous: BJP
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) registered a case of money laundering against Karnataka Minister D.K. Shivakumar, the BJP on Wednesday hit out at Congress, saying the Congress and corruption has become synonymous.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hong Kong airlines spells own name wrong on plane
Hong Kong, Sep 19 (IANS) Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has had to send a new plane back to the paint shop after the company's name was spelled incorrectly on it.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Renewable energy need for sustainable development: Bihar Energy Minister
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Bihar Energy Minister Bijendra Yadav on Wednesday said renewable energy is a need for sustainable development in view of global warming posing a big challenge worldwide.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
CCEA nod for Rs 1,000 cr infusion in Talcher Fertiliser Ltd
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to undertake works for revival of the Talchar fertiliser project with an investment outlay of Rs 1,033.54 crore.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jharkhand Minister on dharna against arrest of Hindus over communal clashes
Ranchi, Sep 19 (IANS) Jharkhand Urban Development Minister C.P. Singh on Wednesday launched an indefinite fast at Kotwali Police Station here to protest against the arrest of five persons of the majority community over communal clashes.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Salaries of Gujarat MLAs go up by Rs 45,000 a month
Gandhinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill proposing to hike the salaries of legislators, Ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Leader of Opposition by at least Rs 45,000 a month.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New kabaddi league up against PKL
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The newly formed New Kabaddi Federation (NKF) on Wednesday slammed the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) for negligence in the Indian squad selection for the recently concluded 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Human brains are naturally attracted to laziness: Study
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) Some people are often called lazy, because of their brains, say researchers who found that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviours.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Chelsea's young midfielder Ampadu inks 5-year contract extension
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Chelsea defensive midfielder Ethan Ampadu has signed a contract extension tying him to the club until 2023, the English Premier League side announced on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hate crime: Indian-origin family targeted in UK aron attack
London, Sep 19 (IANS) An Indian-origin family was forced to flee their home in the UK after it was targeted in an arson attack which the police on Wednesday treated as a "hate crime".
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
High sugar levels in yogurt may up obesity risk
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Often marketed as a healthy dairy product, yogurt is not necessarily good as it contains free or added sugars and fat -- even more than soft drinks and fruit juices, thus increasing the risk of obesity, a study has claimed.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Harpath mobile app becoming popular
Gurugram, Sep 19 (IANS) Harpath, a road grievance mobile app launched by Haryana in partnership with ISRO, has become popular since being launched last year.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology
SC directs start of submitting claims for inclusion in NRC
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the commencement of the process of submitting claims and objections for inclusion of names in Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft list from September 25.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kharge again declines to attend Lokpal selection panel meet
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday again declined to attend a meeting of the Lokpal Selection Committee, reiterating that "invitation as special invitee without the right of participation, recording of opinion and voting was an eyewash".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-T department conducts verification surveys at Jet offices
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Income Tax department officials conducted "verification surveys" at the business premises of Jet Airways at four locations in New Delhi and Mumbai on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'RadhaKrishn' shoot stopped as actor falls ill
Umbergaon (Gujarat), Sep 19 (IANS) The shooting of the show "RadhaKrishn" was stalled on Wednesday as its lead actor Sumedh Mudgalkar fell ill.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Gujarat,Cinema/Showbiz
Carrie Underwood, Post Malone to perform at AMAs
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) The 2018 American Music Awards will include Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign as performers.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ariana Grande steps out with friends as she 'heals'
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande, who has kept a low profile following the death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller earlier this month, stepped out to enjoy a day out with friends a day after she chose not to attend the Emmy Awards.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fujifilm launches X-T3 mirrorless digital camera in India
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm Corp. on Wednesday launched its latest model in the X Series of mirrorless cameras, the X-T3, in India at a starting price of Rs 117,999.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
UP on austerity drive, government events at hotels banned
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) No government parties, events, functions and workshops of the Uttar Pradesh government will now on be held in private hotels, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rafale deal: Congress goes to CAG, says report soon in Parliament
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Escalating its attack on the Rafale deal, a high-level Congress delegation on Wednesday met Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi with its demand for a probe into the Narendra Modi government's deal with France to purchase 36 fighter jets.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sewer worker's death: Rahul says PM's Swachh Bharat a hollow slogan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "tragic death" of sewer worker Anil in west Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said "PM's Swachh Bharat is a hollow slogan, when he is blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Cabinet nod to extension of special package for J&K
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension for one year, during FY 2018-19, of special financial package for implementation of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission for Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
194 Haryana hospitals empanelled for Ayushman scheme
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) As many as 194 government and private hospitals in Haryana have been empanelled for the Centre's Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
India girls beat Pakistan in AFC U-16 Women's Championship qualifier
Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Sep 19 (IANS) The India U-16 girls football team beat arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 in the ongoing AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifier at the MFF Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Mongolia,Sports,Football
Kanye West moving back to Chicago
Chicago, Sep 19 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West told a crowd at his hometown here that he plans to move to Chicago for good.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
First gut bacteria determines ability to fight chronic diseases later
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) The first bacteria that arrives into the gut after birth and order of their arrival has a lasting impact on the individual's ability to ward off serious chronic diseases in adulthood, finds a study.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Email distractions prevent bosses from being good leaders
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) If you want to be a better boss, check your emails less often. Distractions from email can impact managers, their productivity and their role as leaders, suggests a study.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Man killed in Bihar for raising voice against corrpution
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) A woman Sarpanch's brother-in-law was allegedly shot dead in Bihar's Sitamarhi district for pointing to corrupt practices in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), police said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ADB approves $110 mn for Bangladesh healthcare services
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Wednesday an additional loan financing of $110 million for a project that is improving access to urban primary healthcare services in Bangladesh through public-private partnerships.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Bagri Market fire now under control
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Bagri Market fire that broke out on Sunday in Kolkata's Burrabazar area is now under control, the Fire Department said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Didn't mean to hurt Sikh community: Anurag Kashyap
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose film "Manmarziyaan" has reportedly upset some Sikhs, says the Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal-starrer is a story of three persons and not Sikhism. He is sorry though the intention was not to hurt the community.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion
CCEA approves Rs 1,225 crore for rural health workers
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved a package of Rs 1,224.97 crore for the government scheme ASHA, doubling the incentives given to workers under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Sudarsan to head Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday appointed Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik as the President of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Act against illegal pathology labs, HC tells Delhi government
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to take action against illegal pathology laboratories and diagnostic centres here.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Muslim women's body hails triple talaq ordinance
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) on Wednesday welcomed the ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence with a three-year jail term.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
OnePlus among top 5 premium Android OEMs in Q2 2018: Report
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Driven by strong sales in India, China and the UK, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus entered the top five premium Android Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally, in the second quarter of 2018, said a report on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
My father inspires me a lot: Shahid Kapoor
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor says he seeks inspiration from his father Pankaj Kapur, and thinks he can never match up to the veteran actor's level.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shibani Dandekar to come out with a music show soon
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress-singer Shibani Dandekar says she is planning a special show with her friend and singer Monica Dogra.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
131 tribals return home to Mizoram after 21 years
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) A total of 131 of the 32,876 Mizo tribals on Wednesday returned to their homes in Mizoram brightening the prospect of the remaining, who have been sheltering in Tripura camps for the past 21 years.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
PIL on EVM: Bombay HC issues notices to EC, Centre, Maharashtra
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) In a significant development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered issuing of notices to the Election Commission of India (EC), Maharashtra State Election Commission (M-SEC) and two public sector makers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and others in a public interest litigation filed by an RTI activist.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan court orders Sharifs' release
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) In a huge relief to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended their prison sentences in a corruption case and ordered their release.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Congress to take part in J&K polls
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said it will participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
China won't devalue yuan, says PM Li
Tianjin (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China will stick to market-oriented reform of the exchange rate formation mechanism and will not pursue competitive devaluation of its currency, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
PIL on EVM irregularities: Bombay HC issues notices to EC, Centre, Maharashtra and two PSUs (Lead, Correcting Name in Third Paragraph)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) In a significant development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered issuing of notices to the Election Commission of India (EC), Maharashtra State Election Commission (M-SEC) and two public sector makers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and others in a public interest litigation filed by an RTI activist.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Cinema changing pre-conceived notions about small towns: Radhika Madan
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Popular television actress Radhika Madan, who plays one of the leading ladies in the upcoming film "Pataakha" -- set in a small town of Rajasthan -- says such hinterland stories are changing the urban audience's perception about small towns.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HC seeks Centre's response on plea against Ansal's passport
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre, the Delhi government, the Chief Passport Officer and businessman Sushil Ansal to file responses on a plea that sought cancellation of his passport.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NSUI writes to VC for action against Baisoya
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress-affiliated National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Wednesday approached the Delhi University's Vice Chancellor seeking revocation of newly-elected students' union President Ankiv Baisoya's admission and a criminal action against him for furnishing "fake certificates".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Former Malaysian PM arrested, to face fresh charges
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday to face fresh corruption charges related to scandal-hit state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, the Malaysia's anti-graft body said.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet clears revised cost estimate for dam rehabilitation project
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the revised cost estimate of Rs 3,466 crore for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP), with the World Bank funding the major part of it, an official said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Anti-government protests in Jharkhand are sponsored: CM
Ranchi, Sep 19 (IANS) Dubbing all anti-government protests across the state as "sponsored", Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has ruled out any resentment among tribals against his government on land issues and said the maoists and other forces are hampering the development works of the government.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Unchanged Pakistan opt to bat vs India in Asia Cup
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat against India in the final Group A match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
BSF trooper honeytrapped by ISI arrested in Noida
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) Constable was arrested on Wednesday in Noida for passing "secret and sensitive" information to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, officials said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Triple talaq ordinance will do more injustice to women: Owaisi
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said the ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet making triple talaq a criminal offence will do more injustice to Muslim women.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
PIL on EVM irregularities: Bombay HC issues notices to EC, Centre, Maharashtra and two PSUs
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) In a significant development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered issuing of notices to the Election Commission of India (EC), Maharashtra State Election Commission (M-SEC) and two public sector makers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and others in a public interest litigation filed by an RTI activist.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Australian students use robotics to design room that changes shape
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Combining machine learning and kinetic architecture, a team of computational design students in Australia have developed a unique origami-style meeting room that can learn human behaviour and change shape in response to the behaviour of people.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology
2 BSF troopers, civilian killed in Jammu-Srinagar highway accident
Jammu, Sep 19 (IANS) Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and a civilian driver were killed on Wednesday in a road accident on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, police said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
CCEA approves 205 km Budni-Indore railway line in MP
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the construction of new 205 km railway line between Budni and Indore (Mangaliyagaon) in Madhya Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 3261.82 crore.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BAI doles out cash incentives of Rs 1.6 crore to state units
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Wednesday doled out a cash incentive of Rs 1.6 crore to its 32 member associations for developing the sport across the country.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
'Khoobsurat' was an unforgettable experience, says Sonam
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) As Shashanka Ghosh's "Khoobsurat" completed four years on Wednesday, actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja became nostalgic and called the film an "unforgettable experience".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Alibaba developing quantum chips to power diverse industries
Hangzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's e-tailer giant Alibaba is developing quantum chips (processors) to power a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceuticals, a senior official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
Rupee fall temporary, long-term path stable: Top official
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) As the rupee keeps falling to new lows, a top government official on Wednesday said it was a temporary phenomenon and the long-term path for rupee-dollar exchange rate was "quite stable".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Trade tensions dent indices; equities slip for third consecutive day
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues on the back of escalation in trade tensions dragged the key Indian equity indices into the red on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rs 2 cr scam unearthed in women, child department in MP
Bhopal, Sep 19 (IANS) A scam of around Rs 2 crore has been unearthed in Madhya Pradesh's Women and Child Development (WCD) Department, police said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1,420 Central Acts repealed by Modi government: RTI response
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has done away with 1,420 laws, considered "redundant and obsolete", in the past four years, a reply to a query under the RTI Act has revealed.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pakistan court suspends jail terms of Sharifs
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in a corruption case.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
I underwent untold misery, suffering: Nambi Narayanan
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court cleared his name in a so-called spy scandal, former ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan alleged on Wednesday that he had to undergo "untold misery" and "suffering" when he was jailed.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two teachers arrested for seeking sexual favours from student in Maharashtra
Nashik, Sep 19 (IANS) Two teachers have been arrested for allegedly demanding sexual favours from a student in exchange for good marks in the HSC examination, police said here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman, two children burnt to death in UP
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) A woman and her two children were burnt to death in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district on Wednesday when a fire broke out in their house, police said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICC opens probe into Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas
The Hague, Sep 19 (IANS) The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into Myanmar's alleged crimes against its Rohingya Muslim minority, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Strawberry saboteurs may face 10-15 years in jail: Australian PM
Canberra, Sep 19 (IANS) People responsible for putting needles into strawberries or posting online fake images of sabotaged fruits may face 10-15 years in jail, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday following a fruit contamination scare that has alarmed the country.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
SC directs start of submitting claims for inclusion in NRC
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the commencement of the process of submitting claims for inclusion of names in Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft list from September 25.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Lyricist Prashant Ingole upset over co-writing credits for 'Pal'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Lyricist Prashant Ingole, known for his work in hit films like "Bajirao Mastani" and "Mary Kom", says he is "hurt and disheartened" as the makers of "Jalebi - The Everlasting Taste of Love" got another lyricist to co-write a part of the forthcoming film's song "Pal".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nikon brings 2 full-frame mirrorless cameras to India
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Japanese imaging giant Nikon on Wednesday brought its Z7 and Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras to India that will give new wings to professional photographers in the country.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi government approves ordinance on triple talaq
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections in five states, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making triple talaq a criminal offence, with the government stating that there was a "compelling necessity" and "overpowering urgency" to do so.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Be fair to Chinese telecom companies, China tells India
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China on Wednesday urged India to provide a "level playing field" to Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE that have been barred from testing 5G network in the country.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
'Bangalore Days' deserves a Hindi remake: Siddharth Roy Kapur
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur thinks the 2014 Malayalam film "Bangalore Days" deserves a Hindi remake.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Unable to meet Modi, woman torches bus in Varanasi
Varanasi, Sep 19 (IANS) A woman, upset at not being able to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit here, torched a bus carrying passengers to Lucknow on Wednesday, police said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
$15.3 bn revenue expected from 59 oil, gas fields
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Revenue of about $15.3 billion is expected to be generated in 20 years from 25 contract areas covering 59 oil and gas fields that have been discovered, an official said here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Squats, push ups can help your kids to stay fit
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Cycling or evening park time is absolutely fine to see your children stay fit but encouraging them to do strength-based exercises such as squats, push ups and lunges can help them shed weight faster, reveals a most extensive review of resistance training's impact on young people.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Italy closely following case of abducted priest in Niger
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi is "closely following" the case of Italian Cathlic missionary priest Pierluigi Maccalli who was reported kidnapped in Niger, the Foreign Ministry said.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
We need to respect women's feelings, desires: Nawazuddin Siddiqui (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) With discussions around pay parity, women empowerment and movements against sexual abuse making way for change in Hollywood, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is hoping for a similar effect in India. The critically-acclaimed actor says it is time to give women the respect they deserve.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Independent MLA Tirkey joins Congress in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) Odisha's independent MLA George Tirkey and Mahanadi Bachao Andolan convenor Sudarshan Das joined the Congress on Wednesday in Delhi, a party leader said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
S. Korean playwright sentenced to 6 years for sexual assault
Seoul, Sep 19 (IANS) A Seoul court sentenced renowned playwright and stage director Lee Youn-taek to six years in prison on Wednesday on multiple charges of sexual assault.
2018-09-19
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
A 'Sholay' replay: Asrani reanimates classic act for theatre
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Fan or not, most cinelovers remember veteran actor-comedian Govardhan Asrani for his "Jailor" scene in the 1975 hit "Sholay". A reenactment of it in his play "Makhichoos" comes after almost 43 years, reminding us why the thespian is loved both on screen and stage.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Immune cells in brain play significant role in schizophrenia: Study
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified that some people with schizophrenia have greater amounts of immune cells in their brains, a finding that could open the doors to new treatments and therapies.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Rafale deal: Government not to satisfy ego of 'ill-informed' Congress leaders
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee or Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) cannot be set up to go into the 36 Rafale fighter jet deal to satisfy the ego of a "ill-informed" Congress leaders.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Gremio edge towards Copa Libertadores last 4
Buenos Aires, Sep 19 (IANS) Defending champions Gremio took a step towards earning a place in the Copa Libertadores semi-finals with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Atletico Tucuman of Argentina.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Paul Haggis files appeal in extortion suit against rape accuser
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis has filed an appeal against a judgment which dismissed his lawsuit against a woman who accused him of rape.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines' typhoon toll reaches 81 amid rescue efforts
Manila, Sep 19 (IANS) Philippines authorities on Wednesday raised the death toll to 81 and the number of missing to 70 following typhoon Mangkhut's path through the country's north where rescuers continue searching for dozens of people trapped in a mine buried by a landslide.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka Chopra's Assamese film to release on October 26
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Jahnu Barua directorial "Bhoga Khirikee", the first Assamese movie to be produced by Priyanka Chopra's banner, will release on October 26.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
North, South Korea agree to jointly bid for 2032 Olympics
Seoul, Sep 19 (IANS) North and South Korea on Wednesday agreed to prepare a joint bid for hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics, as part of agreements reached during the third inter-Korean summit of the year.
2018-09-19
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
Congress demands urgent probe by CAG into Rafale scam
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Continuing its campaign on Rafale deal, a Congress delegation on Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General seeking an "urgent probe" into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets by the Modi government.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Google arms admins to monitor workers in G-Suite apps
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Google on Wednesday announced a new tool "Work Insights" that entitles admins with more visibility and monitoring control into the ways that G-Suite is deployed and utilised in their organisations.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Love for family connects Priyanka, Nick
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Love for family and faith was the connect that pulled Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas towards each other, says the American singer, who got engaged to the Indian actress in July.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Weak global cues subdue equity indices; banking stocks down
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Weak global cues on the back of escalation in trade tensions subdued equity indices during the afternoon trade session on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Microsoft adds 2 Mixed Reality business apps to 'Dynamics 365'
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Microsoft is expanding its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based "Dynamics 365" apps lineup with two new Mixed Reality (MR) business apps.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
SC issues contempt notice to BJP leader Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the presence of BJP MP Manoj Tiwari before it for breaking the lock of a sealed premises in Delhi's Gokulpur village.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jivi Mobiles launches affordable smartphones
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Homegrown smartphone maker Jivi Mobiles on Wednesday launched three new smartphones under its new "XTREME Series" that come with a "Full View" display at an affordable range.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
When Badshah left everything for Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Rapper Badshah, who was busy with his album "ONE" (Original Never Ends), says that he "dropped everything" to do a song for Arjun Kapoor's film.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Academy reveals Nicholl screenwriting fellowships winners
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) The Academy has awarded five screenwriters with the 2018 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting competition.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Love Sonia' inspires man to help trafficked girls monetarily
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) After watching "Love Sonia", a film that delves into the global problem of the flesh trade, a person from Mumbai donated Rs 8 lakh for helping trafficked girls.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Crazy Rich Asians' to release in India on September 21
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After much dilly-dallying and an announcement that "Crazy Rich Asians" will not release in India, the Jon M. Chu directorial has finally secured a release date in India.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Have learnt to put my foot down when needed: Remo after 'Race 3'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Salman Khan-starrer "Race 3" minted money at the box office, but its commercial success failed to make Remo D'Souza's creative mind happy, leaving him scarred by the criticism and trolls against the movie.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA's new website shows how space tech impacts people's day-to-day lives
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) NASA has launched a new interactive website that lets users explore how space technology impacts everyday life on Earth.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Atletico stumble early against Monaco, but come back to win 2-1
Monaco, Sep 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid fell behind against AS Monaco before rebounding to win 2-1 in the 2018-2019 Champions League kick off for both sides.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Football
Obesity, vitamin D deficiency raises breast cancer risk
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Obesity coupled with vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women may pose a significant risk of breast cancer -- the most common and leading cause of death in women, finds a study.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Brugge goes down to Dortmund
Brussels, Sep 19 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund beat Club Brugge 1-0 thanks to a goal by young American Christian Pulisic, leaving fans at the Jan-Breydel Stadium in Bruges in disbelief.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Liverpool withstand PSG comeback to prevail 3-2
Liverpool, Sep 19 (IANS) Liverpool FC blew a 2-0 lead before coming back to win 3-2 against a Paris Saint-Germain side that appeared at times to be overwhelmed by the setting and the occasion in the 2018-2019 Champions League opener.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Brussels Airlines to bow out of Mumbai
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Citing economic constraints, Belgium's national carrier Brussels Airlines will cease its Mumbai sector services from January 2019, it was announced here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Ken Jeong to star in 'Occupation: Rainfall'
Canberra, Sep 19 (IANS) South Korean-American actor Ken Jeong has bagged a role in Australian science fiction film titled "Occupation: Rainfall".
2018-09-19
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Loki, Scarlet Witch to get own series
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Loki and the Scarlet Witch, along with other beloved Marvel superheroes who are yet to appear in their own standalone movies, will reportedly feature in a series that will go live on Disney streaming service.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SIFFCY's fourth edition in December to focus on German cinema
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Smile Foundation NGO is going to launch the fourth edition of its Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) from December 10-16.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Scientists track microbes to monitor health of Sundarbans fisheries (Environmental Feature)
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS/Mongabay) They may be microscopic in size, but bacterioplankton steer major carbon cycling and food webs in aquatic ecosystems. Bacterioplankton are the bacterial component of plankton that live in water bodies, including oceans and lakes.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features
Indian companies leave 39% of security alerts unattended: Cisco
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Companies in India receive a whopping 500,000 security alerts every day and 39 per cent of them, or up to 200,000 alerts, go unattended due to lack of required skill sets, said a Cisco study released on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Movies are a huge part of my life: Bradley Cooper
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Bradley Cooper says movies have been a huge influence in his life, sometimes healing him and sometimes providing him the energy to go on.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cabinet approves ordinance on triple talaq
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making triple talaq a criminal offence, a bill on which is pending in the Rajya Sabha.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Assamese musician returns to Telugu filmdom
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After singing songs for the 2010 Telugu film "Kalavar King", Assamese musician Joi Barua is back to the south film industry, this time as a composer for Ayodhya Kumar Krishnamsetty's directorial "24 Kisses".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Urban landscape mix with nature helps reduce climate impact: French official
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) An urban industrial landscape mix with natural and agricultural spaces is ideal for striking a balance between the quality of human life and economic prosperity. It also helps reduce impact of a changing climate trigger, a French expert says.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife
Congress leaders meet CAG seeking probe into Rafale deal
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A Congress delegation on Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General to seek a probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets by the Narendra Modi government.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Is the smart meter programme under UDAY really smart? (Energy Notes)
The key to the success of a smart meter implementation programme is its ability to provide reliable electricity consumption data, to be used for plugging operational inefficiencies in the system.
2018-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Samsung set to launch A7 with 3 rear cameras, A9 with 4 rear camera system
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Sending a strong signal to Chinese players who play on camera strength in the competitive Indian market, Samsung is all geared up to launch its first three rear-camera smartphone A7 this week and a massive four rear-camera device called A9 next month.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
N.Korea to shut down missile site: Moon
Pyonyang, Sep 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut down one of his main missile testing and launch sites, said South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, India,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Santa Fe, Millonarios round-of-16 match ends in goalless draw
Bogota, Sep 19 (IANS) Santa Fe and Millonarios played out a goalless draw in their Copa Sudamericana Round-of-16 first leg match at the El Campin Stadium here.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Dictatorship has become a profession under Modi government: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after Congress workers were lathicharged in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, party President Rahul Gandhi attacked the Narendra Modi government saying that dictatorship has become a "profession" and the attack would be remembered as an act of "political atrocity".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian infrastructure: Learnings, challenges, opportunities (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Issues around infrastructure creation in India bring to the fore some core themes that are worth analysing. The structure of infrastructure companies, cost over-runs, retail investor exposure to credit funds, and the need to recycle assets to real-money balance sheets are once again in focus given the problems that IL&FS is facing currently.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Here's why women drop out of STEM programmes
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Owing to lack of female peers, as much as 10 per cent women usually tend to drop out of their doctoral programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) -- an area of study considered to be male-dominated, finds a research.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Education
HC rejects plea seeking formula of petrol pricing
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed an application seeking direction to the Centre to disclose the formula on the basis of which daily prices of petroleum and diesel are fixed.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kejriwal wishes Maken speedy recovery
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday wished for the speedy recovery of ailing state Congress President Ajay Maken.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Producing any film never easy: Siddharth Roy Kapur
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur, who is backing an upcoming movie on the life of Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma, says producing a film -- irrespective of its genre -- is never an easy task.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala Police questions bishop accused of raping nun
Tripunithura (Kerala) Sep 19 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Wednesday started questioning Bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of raping a nun, as a top police officer said there is no restriction on his arrest.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Telangana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
With GM researchers, computer servers and spices, Indian chess teams set for Olympiad
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) With high-speed servers or "chess engines", four young chess Grand Masters (GM) to provide research and analytical assistance, a foreign coach and select Indian spices, two Indian teams -- for the open and women's sections -- are all set for their World Chess Olympiad medal hunt at Batumi in Georgia Sep 23-Oct 6, officials said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Over 180 mn Windows threats detected in Q2 2018: Quick Heal
Pune, Sep 19 (IANS) Global IT security firm Quick Heal Technologies on Wednesday said it detected more than 180 million threats on Windows devices of individual and enterprise users between April and June of this year.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
New iPhones worth the cost: Tim Cook
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Defending the high cost consumers would have to pay to own the most expensive iPhone released this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the device is worth the cost as it replaces many other gadgets one might need, a media report said.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
A political theorist's act of resistance against his Partition ghost (Book Review)
Book: Looking for the Nation; Author: Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Pages: 202; Price: Rs 350
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Chicago Congress: Paeans to Hindu unity in shadow of 'nemesis' long deceased (Comment)
At its best, speeches at the recently concluded World Hindu Congress echoed the soaring spiritual ideals evoked by Swami Vivekananda in Chicago 125 years ago.
2018-09-19
Category: International, India,Religion,Opinion/Commentary,Diaspora
US, allies readying effort to expose N.Korean sanctions violations
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The US and its allies are ready to launch a new effort to publicly expose North Korean violations of sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear and missile programs, a media report said.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Tesla confirms it is under probe by US Justice Department
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Electric car maker Tesla has confirmed that it is under probe by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over its Chairman and CEO Elon Musk's announcement of talking the company private.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Weinstein accused of 11 more sexual assault
London, Sep 19 (IANS) British police are reportedly investigating 11 allegations of sexual assault against disgraced American movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is already facing similar charges in the US.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US, Poland voice concern over Russia's gas pipeline
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US and Polish leaders have expressed their concerns here over Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, claiming it may lead to energy over-reliance on Moscow.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Sunny Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook faces lawsuit for hiding job ads from women
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Facebook on behalf of three women job seekers who accused the social media giant of posting ads that are shown only to men.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
This chess Olympiad captain provides steady supply of beverages to players
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The role of non-playing captain and coach of a chess Olympiad team cannot be just restricted to abiding the tournament rules and giving expert game advice, said Grand Master R.B. Ramesh.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Home interior startup Livspace raises Rs 500 crore in funding
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Home interior and renovation platform Livspace on Wednesday announced it has secured $70 million (nearly Rs 500 crore) in Series C funding led by TPG Growth and Goldman Sachs.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday imposed restrictions in Srinagar city to prevent a Muharram procession.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Markets open on high note on Wednesday
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Moon, Kim sign summit agreement in Pyongyang
Pyongyang, Sep 19 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed an agreement at the end of their summit talks here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chemical leak at Sydney hotel causes panic
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) A chemical leak at a luxury hotel here in Australia on Wednesday caused six persons to be rushed to hospital while 24 others were treated at the scene, a hospital official said.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Taiwan honey traps students to become spies: China
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China has accused Taiwan's intelligence agencies of using honey traps to recruit university exchange students as spies, in an effort to "infiltrate" and "sabotage" activities on the mainland.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Education
US-China trade war could last 20 years: Jack Ma
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Tech tycoon Jack Ma has told investors to hunker down for a drawn out trade war between the US and China that can last for upto 20 years.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
5mn Yemeni children face famine: NGO
Sanaa, Sep 19 (IANS) A total of 5.2 million children in Yemen face famine, said non-government organisation Save the Children, the BBC reported on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Louise Redknapp pays birthday tribute to her mother
London, Sep 19 (IANS) On the occasion of her mother's birthday, singer Louise Redknapp got emotional and thanked her mother for her constant support.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Israel 'regrets' Russian aircrew death in Syria: Netanyahu
Jerusalme, Sep 19 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin to convey Israel's condolences to the death of Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces during an Israeli airstrike.
2018-09-19
Category: International, India,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nora Fatehi to debut as singer
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Dancer-actress Nora Fatehi is set to make her singing debut. She has collaborated with Morocco-based group Fnaire to re-create the official Arabic adaptation of "Dilbar".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
7 Afghan family members killed as mortar shell hits house
Kabul, Sep 19 (IANS) Seven members of a family were killed and another was wounded following a mortar landing on a house in Afghanistan's southern province of Uruzgan, an official said Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Turkey, US top diplomats discuss Syria
Ankara, Sep 19 (IANS) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday discussed Syria situation over phone, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Lodge using Gunvalson for money?
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Television personality Vicki Gunvalson's boyfriend Steve Lodge is using her for money, claims her co-star from "The Real Housewives of Orange County".
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
TB remains world's deadliest infectious disease: WHO
Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world's deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
I'm evaluating establishing permanent US military base in Poland: Trump
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is "very seriously" considering the idea of establishing a permanent military base in Poland, adding upon welcoming Polish President Andrzej Duda to the White House that Warsaw would be ready to pay "more than $2 billion" to ensure that a US troop contingent was stationed at the base.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Israel violates Syrian sovereignty: Putin tells Netanyahu
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS) Operations of the Israeli air force are undertaken in violation of Syria's sovereignty, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lena Dunham in good spirits amidst her battle with chronic pain
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Lena Dunham, who has been batteling with endometriosis and chronic pain, stepped out for a stroll here.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistani security forces foil major terror bid in Balochistan
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistani security forces foiled a major terrorist bid in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition during an operation, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sonam, Anand to be special guests at Armani's show in Milan
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and her husband and businessman Anand S. Ahuja will soon fly to Milan to attend a fashion show on an invitation by veteran designer Giorgio Armani.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Imran mulls to give citizenship to refugees' kids born in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday sought the National Assembly's advice for granting citizenship to Pakistan-born children of Afghan and Bangladeshi migrants.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Things to check before buying home furniture online
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Measure your space first and read the instructions online, follow the product description and know the shipping charges before buying home furniture online, say experts.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Latest EVMs to be used in Rajasthan polls, says CEC Rawat
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) In a first, a total for 51,796 poll centres in Rajasthan will use EVM-M3 electronic voting machines with VVPATs in 200 Assembly constituencies, which will help conduct Assembly election in a smooth and transparent manner, a top Election Commission official said on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Asia Cup: India struggle to beat minnows Hong Kong
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Minnows Hong Kong put up a spirited fight before going down by 26 runs to a rather insipid Indian team in their Group A One-Day International (ODI) match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Delhi government nods several people-friendly proposals
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday cleared a number of proposals, including increasing financial assistance for maintenance of parks, installing CCTVs in government schools and ensuring safety of woman in public spaces.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal felicitates Diviji Sharan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday felicitated and handed over Rs 1-crore cheque to Divij Sharan, who won India a gold medal in the mens doubles tennis event at the 18th Asian Games, an official said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Ramos laughs off Griezmann's Ballon d'Or claims
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos on Tuesday brushed aside Antoine Griezmann's Ballon d'Or claims, also making light of the Atletico Madrid forward's statement of comparing himself to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
UP issues 2,721 clearances to investors in six months
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) The new single wind clearance portal -- Nivesh Mitra, launched during the Uttar Pradesh investors meet in February this year, has so far issued 2,721 clearances to investors, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Maharashtra seeks Rs 50,000-cr for Mumbai development
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission headed by N. K. Singh held talks with political parties, trade and industry organisations and local bodies in Maharashtra on Tuesday, while the government and political parties sought a special grant of Rs 50,000 crore for Mumbai's development, an official said here.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New Premier Skills phase kicks off in Kolkata
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The hugely successful Premier Skills initiative, run by the Premier League and the British Council, has returned to Kolkata 10 years after its first session in the city.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
All NFR routes to be electrified: Railway
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Consequent upon the approval given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) during its meeting chaired the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all previously sanctioned work of electrification of railway track has got the required thrust.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy
CAB may have to scrap trustee board
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) might be forced to shelve its five-member trustee board in order to comply with the new constitution approved by the Supreme Court, sources said on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
No undue favours to Adani Group: Government
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The government on Tuesday termed the allegations by the Congress party of "undue favours" to Adani Group as "baseless" and said it has not quashed any proceedings against the group.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anindo Majumdar appointed as CVC's new Secretary
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday appointed Anindo Majumdar as Secretary of the Central Vigilance Commission.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Felt bad with audience response to 'Race 3': Remo
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Filmmaker-choreographer Remo D'Souza, who is gearing up for his forthcoming reality show 'Dance Plus' season 4 has said that he felt bad as his last directorial 'Race 3' was not able to do desired business at the box-office.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Standalone 'Reliance Health Insurance' to be operational this fiscal: Anmol Ambani
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Reliance Health Insurance -- a standalone health insurer -- will be operational this fiscal, said Anmol Ambani, Executive Director, Reliance Capital Ltd, on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
WOW air to to operate from December; offer low fares to US
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Iceland-based low-cost long-haul airline -- WOW air -- on Tuesday said that it will commence operations from December 7, 2018 and offered fare of Rs 13,499 (base fare including taxes) to US, Canada and Iceland from New Delhi.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RBI can sell USD 25 bn more to arrest rupee fall: SBI report
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should intervene in both spot and forward markets to arrest Indian rupee's depreciation, suggested a State Bank of India (SBI) Ecowrap report on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CS assault case: BJP demands Kejriwal's resignation
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday demanded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation soon after a court here issued summons to him, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 other AAP legislators as accused in an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress leaders to meet CAG seeking probe into Rafale deal
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Congress leaders will on Wednesday meet the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) to seek a probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets by the Narendra Modi government.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sidhu hugging Pakistan Army chief was demoralising: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu hugging Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his recent visit to the neighbouring country was "demoralising".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Aircraft had enough fuel on Delhi-New York flight: Air India
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India's Boeing 777-300 aircraft which operated on the New Delhi-New York route on September 11, 2018, had enough fuel as per regulatory requirements, said the airline on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No proposal to downsize Indian Army: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said there is "no proposal" before her to downsize the Indian Army.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Real Madrid coach optimistic ahead of Champions League clash with Roma
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said on Tuesday that he was feeling optimistic about his team's upcoming UEFA Champions League group stage opener against Roma.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kipchoge to defend Olympic marathon title at Tokyo 2020
Nairobi, Sep 18 (IANS) Kenyan world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge will not confirm his next race, but says he remains focused on defending his title at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
DCW rescues woman held captive by brother for 2 years
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday said that it has rescued a 50-year-old woman from a house in Rohini where her brother had held her captive for the past two years.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sitharaman slams Congress for asking banks to give loans to Mallya
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday hit out at the previous Congress-led UPA government for asking the banks to continue giving loans to fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Some JNU forces anti-India, waging war against it: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday alleged that some forces in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are openly waging a war against the country and said that she would not hesitate in calling them "anti-India".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Maken away for treatment, has not resigned: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken on Tuesday left for medical treatment abroad, triggering speculation that he has resigned. The party denied that he had quit.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Penalties on delay in settlements under Fasal Bima Yojana
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government on Tuesday decided to incorporate penalties for states and insurance companies for delay in settlement of insurance claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
UP Cabinet clears paddy procurement Policy, ups MSP by Rs 200
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Paddy Procurement Policy 2018-19 under which the state government has fixed the minimum support price (MSP) for common paddy at Rs 1,750 per quintal from the earlier Rs 1,550 and Rs 1,770 for Grade I paddy.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nitish visits AIIMS for check-up
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) here for a routine medical check-up.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
7 arrested in Telangana honour killing case
Hyderabad/Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Telangana Police on Tuesday said that they have arrested seven accused over the killing of a Dalit youth, who was hacked to death last week in a case of honour killing. The accused include a hired killer from Bihar.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defensive Sidhu says Sushma assured him on Kartarpur corridor
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) With two union ministers gunning for him on his hug with the Pakistan Army chief and his claims on passage for Indian pilgrims for the Kartarpur gurdwara, Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday defended himself saying External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had assured him that a letter would be sent to Islamabad regarding the corridor.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
SC reserves order on Ahmed Patel's plea on his RS election
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a petition by Congress leader Ahmed Patel against the Gujarat High Court order to proceed with the hearing of an election petition by Blawantsinh Rajput challenging his election to Rajya Sabha in 2017.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sindhu advances, Saina out of China Open
Changzhou (China), Sep 18 (IANS) Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu advanced to the pre-quarterfinals while her compatriot Saina Nehwal was knocked out of the opening round at the $1 million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament here on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
BJP wants more security for Tripura CM
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday demanded that Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb's security must be strengthened as "Asia's drug mafias have hatched a plot to kill him", a party leader said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Competition Commission penalises 18 sugar mills for rigging bids
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a total penalty of Rs 38 crore on 18 sugar mills and two associations for unfairly fixing the bids of a joint tender floated by state-run oil marketing companies in 2013, the government said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
RSS doesn't ask members to work for a political party: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Tuesday that his organisation never asks 'swayamsewaks' to work for any particular political party but suggests that they support those who work for national interests.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unmindful of 60 child deaths, UP Minister dances her heart out
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh Minister, Anupma Jaiswal, has triggered outrage after she was seen dancing at a Ganesh Puja event in Bahraich where over 60 children and infants have died in the past one month due to fever.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
CAB may have to scrap board of trustees
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) might be forced to shelve its five-member board of trustee to comply with the new constitution approved by the Supreme Court, sources said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Goa government in minority, invite us: Congress to Governor
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Claiming that the BJP-led coalition government was in a minority, the Congress legislative party on Tuesday formally met Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and urged her to convene a one-day session of Assembly to allow it to stake claim to form the new government.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Class 10 student gang-raped in Dehradun boarding school
Dehradun, Sep 18 (IANS) The principal and two officials of a boarding school here in Uttarakhand were arrested on Tuesday after a Class 10 girl student accused them of suppressing the matter of her gang-rape by senior students in August, police said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Sidhu hugging Pakistan Army chief was demoralising: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu hugging Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his recent visit to the neighbouring country was "demoralising".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Class 10 student gang-raped in Dehradun boarding school
Dehradun, Sep 18 (IANS) The principal and two other officials of a boarding school here in Uttarakhand were arrested on Tuesday after a Class 10 girl student accused them of suppressing the matter of her gang-rape by senior students in August, police said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beijing hits back as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese goods (Intro Night Lead)
Beijing/Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The trade war between the US and China got uglier on Tuesday as Beijing slapped tariffs on American goods worth $60 billion in retaliation to the additional taxes of $200 billion on Chinese goods by Washington.
2018-09-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
SEBI approves new KYC norms for foreign investors
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Tuesday approved revised framework for settlement of cases and new know-your-customer (KYC) norms for foreign portfolio investors (FPI).
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
We take India-Pakistan match very normally: Sarfraz
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) On the eve of the marquee clash against India, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Tuesday acknowledged the pressure of the high-octane match but maintained that as players the approach to every game remained the same.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Keep your skin care routine simple: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Harshvardhan Kapoor on Tuesday said that he prefers to keep his skincare routine simple but regular.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wanted criminal shot dead in Gurugram
Gurugram, Sep 18 (IANS) A wanted criminal, who carried a bounty of Rs one lakh on his head, was shot dead in a gunfight on Tuesday here, police said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi, Hasina jointly inaugurate oil pipeline, railway projects
New Delhi/Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly e-inaugurated the construction work of a cross-border oil pipeline and a railway project, with the former describing the two countries as members of the same family.
2018-09-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Awana appointed Delhi bowling coach
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a continuation of the recent twists and turns in Delhi cricket, just-retired pacer Parvinder Awana, who was named a junior selector, has resigned and was on Tuesday named bowling coach of the state side for the upcoming Ranji Trophy season.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rajnath reviews inter-state issues at council meet
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed several inter-state issues at the 28th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council here.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Harassment of poor on pretext of SC order unfortunate: Tiwari
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Hours after the Delhi Police booked city BJP chief Manoj Tiwari for illegally breaking the lock of a sealed house on Tuesday, he said harassing the poor people on the pretext of the Supreme Court order is "unfortunate" and it was a "conspiracy" to defame the party.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exhibition on 'India's national fabric' Khadi opens (Lead, recasting intro)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) An exhibition of memorabilia related to Khadi, archival and personal photographs, prints, postcards, calendar art, charkhas and examples of what curator Sunaina Suneja terms "India's national fabric" from the past and present, is on view at the India International Centre (IIC) here.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Ex-Liverpool defender Stephen Darby retires due to motor neuron disease
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Bolton Wanderers defender Stephen Darby, 29, announced his retirement from professional football on Tuesday after being diagnosed with motor neuron disease.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Congressmen try to lay siege to Gujarat Assembly, detained
Gandhinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Over 200 Congress workers, including state unit chief Amit Chavda and state party incharge Rajeev Satav, were detained after they clashed with police while trying to gherao the Gujarat Assembly here as it began its two-day monsoon session on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Uttam Galva, KSS Petron stakes' sale by ArcelorMittal was 'subterfuge': NuMetal to SC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) NuMetal -- a bidder for resolution plan for Essar Steel facing insolvency proceedings -- on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the steel magnate Lakshmi Niwas Mittal-owned ArcelorMittal was not qualified to enter the fray as he stands burdened with Rs 7,000-crore liability of now beleaguered Uttam Galva and KSS Petron.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Petrol nears Rs 90/litre in Mumbai, over Rs 85 in Chennai
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Continuing an upward movement, prices of petrol and diesel scaled new highs on Tuesday, with petrol nearing Rs 90 per litre in Mumbai and crossing Rs 84 in Kolkata.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi a 'chowkidar' who lets in thieves: Rahul
Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a 'chowkidar' who opens the door and lets thieves in.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BSF trooper killed in Pakistani firing
Jammu, Sep 18 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed on Tuesday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Trump slaps tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese goods, Beijing hits back
Washington/Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has stepped up his trade battle with China by slapping 10 per cent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, prompting Beijing to retaliate by imposing duties on American products worth $60 billion.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Resolution passed to name Jharsuguda airport after Veer Surendra Sai
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution unanimously to name the newly-constructed Jharsuguda airport after noted freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Congress colluding with radicals in Punjab: SAD
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) The opposition SAD and BJP on Tuesday demanded the dismissal of the Congress government in Punjab, it of colluding with radicals to destabilise peace in the state.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
No more arrests in Rewari gang-rape
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Almost a week after a 19-year-old woman was gang-raped after being drugged, the Haryana Police and its SIT have failed to nab two of the three main accused.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhawan shines, others faulter as India post 285/7 vs Hong Kong
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Opener Shikhar Dhawan (127) smashed a brilliant century to set a perfect platform but some poor batting from the middle-order saw India posting 285/7 runs against Hong Kong in Group A One-Day International (ODI) match of the Asia Cup here on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ED raids 11 places, seizes Rs 29 lakh hawala money
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday said that it had raided 11 places in Delhi and Mumbai in connection with an international hawala racket involving Rs 700 crore and seized Rs 29 lakh.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Not filed for consent settlement with SEBI: ICICI Bank
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Hours after an official of securities market regulator SEBI said that ICICI Bank has filed for settlement through consent mechanism, the private lender denied filing any such application.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sisodia inpects under-construction campus
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday inspected the under-construction integrated campus of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) in the national capital, an official said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
There will be no Hindutva without Muslims in India: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Often under attack for its "exclusionary" agenda, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said there will be no "Hindu rashtra" without Muslims in India and Hindutva encompasses fraternity and unity in diversity.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exhibition on 'India's national fabric' Khadi opens
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) An exhibition of memorabilia related to Khadi, archival and personal photographs, prints, postcards, calendar art, charkhas and Khadi fabric from the past and present,
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
MSRDC, WII to help protect wildlife on Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) In a first of its kind infrastructure intiative in the country, the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corp and Wildlife Institute of India, Uttarakhand, will collaborate to save wildlife habitats along the upcoming Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway (NMSCE), a top official said here on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Add Tulasi to your diet to boost health: Expert
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Integrating Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) to your diet may not only help you look good but can also boost your physical and mental health, says an Ayurveda expert.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Usha Martin hopeful of getting offers for its steel business
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Speciality steel-maker Usha Martin, which has decided to explore the sale of its steel business, is hopeful of receiving offers from bidders by end of this month after the company entered into non-disclosure agreement with steel giants, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
No coercive action against sale of available banned FDC drugs: HC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In an interim order, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed that no coercive steps be taken against the sale of 328 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs that were banned by the government last week but are still available in the market.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Alibaba's Hangzhou meet to focus on empowering digital China
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) E-tailer giant Alibaba's annual meet in China's Hangzhou from Wednesday would focus on empowering 'Digital China', by showcasing its technology along with that of its partners, said the company on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Juventus defender De Sciglio to miss Champions League opener due to injury
Rome, Sep 18 (IANS) Juventus defender Mattia De Sciglio has a right thigh muscle injury and will miss the upcoming UEFA Champions League group stage opener against La Liga side Valencia, the club announced in a statement on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Nadda reviews launch preparations of Ayushman Bharat in Ranchi
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday reviewed the preparations for the launch of Ayushman Bharat in Jharkhand's capital city by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Novel AI technique can spot fake online review
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Finding it hard to understand whether a review of a product or service on sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and Amazon is genuine or fake? Take heart, a novel artificial intelligence (AI) technique can spot the difference between genuine and fake machine-generated reviews.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Changed Mallya LOC as no sufficient evidence for arrest: CBI
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The first lookout circular (LOC) against fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya for his detention at airports was changed as there was "no sufficient ground" for his arrest, a CBI source said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha approves 7 investment proposals of Rs 7,416 cr
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday approved seven investment proposals worth Rs 7,416 crore, which will help create employment opportunities for 4,454 people.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
RInfra set to become debt-free by next year: Anil Ambani
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) Chairman Anil Ambani on Tuesday said he expects the company to become debt-free by next year with the best credit ratings to match following the sale of its Mumbai power business to Adani Transmission for Rs 18,800 crore earlier this year.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China hits back with tariffs on $60 bn of US goods
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) China announced on Tuesday it will impose additional tariffs on US products worth $60 billion in response to the newly-announced American tariffs on Chinese goods.
2018-09-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Naidu reconstitutes 8 Parliamentary panels
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday reconstituted eight department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees that are serviced by the upper house of Parliament, an official release said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kolkata market blaze under control, FIR filed against owners
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The blaze in Kolkata's Bagri Market was almost under control except for a few pocket fires on the top floors, firemen said on Tuesday, even as the authorities lodged an FIR against its owners for not putting in place proper firefighting arrangements.
2018-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian plane downed in Syria, Moscow blames Israel (Third Lead)
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS) A Russian military aircraft with 15 personnel on board was mistakenly downed by a Syrian missile, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, while blaming a simultaneous Israeli strike as the cause of the mistake.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
President launches logo, web portal for Mahatma's birth anniversary
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday launched a logo and web portal for the upcoming celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Manoj Tiwari doing 'drama' by breaking sealing: AAP
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The AAP on Tuesday slammed Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari for doing "drama" by breaking the lock of a sealed property and demanded that he resign for corruption in municipal corporations in the national capital.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi, Hasina jointly inaugurate oil pipeline, rail projects
New Delhi/Dhaka Sep 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly inaugurated the construction works of a cross-border oil pipeline and two rail projects, with the former describing the two countries as members of the same family.
2018-09-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Trade tensions, rupee depress equity indices; banking stocks down (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Latest global trade protectionist measures, along with high crude oil prices and a depreciation in rupee's value, dragged the Indian equity market in the red for a second consecutive session on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NCPA to organise fundraisers for Kerala flood relief
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) announced Tuesday that specially-curated fund-raising events will be held later this month, the earnings from which will be donated towards flood relief in Kerala.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
ICICI Bank responds, seeks settlement through consent: SEBI
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Controversy-hit private lender ICICI Bank has replied to security market regulator SEBI's show cause notice on the issue related to allegations of impropriety levelled against its MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
WB to lend $74 mn for workforce training in Uttarakhand
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India on Tuesday signed a $74 million loan agreement with the World Bank for the Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
RSS doesn't interfere in government policies, functioning: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said that the Sangh has its views on national issues but it does not interfere in the government's policies and functioning.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Focus on services to push global trade: Prabhu to G-20 nations
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, who led the Indian delegation to Argentina last week for G-20 Trade Ministers Meeting (TMM), urged G-20 members to focus on services to enhance global trade, the government said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
HC to hear plea seeking formula of petrol pricing on Wednesday
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will hear on Wednesday an application seeking direction to the Central government to disclose the formula on the basis of which daily prices of petroleum and diesel are fixed.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Musk's SpaceX will fly Japanese billionaire to the Moon
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Elon Musk-founded SpaceX has announced that the company's first private passenger to the Moon will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Didn't expect Arjuna award this year: Hima
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Despite her golden run in international athletics this season, teenaged sprint sensation Hima Das said she did not expect her name to be nominated for this year's Arjuna award.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Fanatics opens India tech centre in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Fanatics, the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, on Tuesday opened its first India technology innovation centre in Hyderabad.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
SC to hear plea for probe into Rafale deal on October 10
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on October 10 a PIL petition seeking probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
'New STP in Delhi can generate 3 tonnes bio-fuel per day'
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To combat emerging pollutants from the Barapullah drain in the national capital, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday inaugurated a sewage treatment plant (STP) here, saying it has a capacity to convert 10 lakh litres of sewage into three tonnes of bio-fuel per day.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Indian Navy chief to present paper at US defence symposium
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba is visiting Rhode Island from September 18 to 22 for attending the 23rd edition of the International Sea-Power Symposium (ISS) organised by the US Navy.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Digital trust in India not as high as businesses think: CA Technologies
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Business leaders in India are overestimating consumer trust in their organisations as well as their ability to handle and protect consumer data, a new report on digital trust from software major CA Technologies suggests.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
UK should end free movement of EU citizens post-Brexit: Report
London, Sep 18 (IANS) The United Kingdom's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on Tuesday released a report in which it advocated a post-Brexit immigration system that would eliminate privileged ties with EU citizens.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sanjay Raut appointed Shiv Sena Parliamentary Party chief
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has been appointed the chief of its Parliamentary Party, a party official said here on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Charges of duplication of votes misleading, EC tells SC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that allegations about the presence of large-scale duplicate votes in electoral rolls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are "misleading and misconceived".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ISL: Ganguly backs ATK to bounce back this season
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Atl├ętico de Kolkata (ATK) co-owner and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly believes the two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions can bounce back after a dismal last season and put up a better show this time.
2018-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India, Bangladesh members of same family: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described India and Bangladesh as members of the same family while inaugurating with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina a pipeline project and a railway project connecting the two countries.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
EU announces 2 million euros in aid to Philippines
Brussels, Sep 18 (IANS) The EU on Tuesday announced an emergency aid package worth two million euros to help victims of typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
South Africa's high court decriminalizes private marijuana use, cultivation
Johannesburg, Sep 18 (IANS) South Africa's Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that the country's ban on possession, consumption and private cultivation of cannabis was "unconstitutional", in effect decriminalizing the recreational use of the popular psychoactive substance.
2018-09-18
Category: International, South Africa,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
FIR lodged in Kolkata market blaze
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against the owners of the estate of Kolkata's Bagri market where a blaze has been raging for three days, West Bengal Fire Minister Sovan Chatterjee said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Young Boys prepare for Champions League bow against Manchester United
Bern (Switzerland), Sep 18 (IANS) Players from Swiss football club BSC Young Boys took part in a training session on Tuesday on the eve of their UEFA Champions League group stage debut against English giants Manchester United.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
NSUI claims DUSU chief's mark-sheet fake, ABVP refutes charge
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Accusing the newly-elected Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) President Ankiv Basoya of securing admission in the university using "fake certificate", the Congress-affiliated National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday questioned the validity of his admission and his election to the union.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Bomb attacks in Iraq kill 6 policemen
Baghdad, Sep 18 (IANS) At least six police officers were killed on Tuesday and eight were wounded in two bomb attacks in Iraq's Saladin province, a day after government forces launched an operation against militants in the area, officials said.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Salman Khan inaugurates Umang centre in Jaipur
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) The special children of Umang, a Jaipur-based NGO, had a whale of a time as Bollywood superstar Salman Khan officially inaugurated the centre on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Afghan intelligence detains 26 IS members
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) Afghanistan's intelligence agency on Tuesday announced the arrest of 26 alleged members of the Islamic State terror group who were planning attacks in the capital during the upcoming festival of Muharram.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Cognizant to acquire Advanced Technology Group
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) US-based global software major Cognizant on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Advanced Technology Group (ATG) -- a management and technology consultancy services focused on the Salesforce Platform -- for an undisclosed sum.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
SHARP unveils 8K 'Professional Display' in India
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) SHARP India, a wholly owned Indian subsidiary of Japan-based SHARP Corporation, on Tuesday launched its 8K "Professional Display" at InfoComm 2018 here.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Global trade tensions dent rupee; closes at 72.98
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The latest global trade protectionist measures, along with high crude oil prices, dragged the Indian rupee to a fresh low of 72.98 per US dollar on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Probe PMO, Jaitley role in Mallya escape: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Upping the ante against the Narendra Modi government for its "collaboration" in letting Vijay Mallya flee the country, the Congress on Tuesday demanded a probe into why the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not act against the liquor baron.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Investment, not subsidies, will make farming self-sufficient: Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that investment, rather than subsidies, would make the country's agricultural sector self-sufficient since a model that relies indefinitely on subsidies can't be sustainable in the long run.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nepal did not boycott BIMSTEC military drill: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that Nepal had explained its absence from the recent BIMSTEC military drill and that India had "no reason to disbelieve it".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
New gene therapy via skin can combat cocaine addiction
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have developed a novel approach using skin cell-based gene therapy to stifle the desire for cocaine and to protect against an overdose.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Essential things to add to your bridal kit
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) It is essential for a bride to add a healthy haircare routine and pick up the right lingerie for that perfect night and pamper her own self.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rs 1,217 cr loss due to rains in Himachal, 264 dead
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh suffered a cumulative loss of Rs 1,217.29 crore during the monsoon rains that also claimed 264 lives, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
SC slams media: Where's anonimity of Rewari gang-rape victim?
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed a section of the media, especially news channels, for revealing the identity of the Rewari gang-rape victim and asked how such disclosures could be stopped.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Respond to plea on CGST rules change, HC tells Centre
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to respond within six weeks on a plea that challenged a legal provision to amend the Central Goods and Services Tax rules retrospectively.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Trump slaps tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese goods, Beijing to hit back
Washington/Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has stepped up his trade battle with China by slapping 10 per cent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, which Beijing said it will retaliate against.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Congressmen try to gherao Gujarat Assembly, detained
Gandhinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Hundreds of Congress workers and several party legislators were arrested when they tried to gherao the Gujarat Assembly that began its two-day monsoon session on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Child death below 5 declined faster in India: UN
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India continues to show impressive gains in reduction of child deaths with under-five deaths falling below the one million mark for the first time, the UN said in a new report.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Rahul appoints Kalita, Bajwa in Congress foreign cell
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appointed Bhubaneshwar Kalita and Pratap Singh Bajwa as Vice Chairmen of the All India Congress Committee's Foreign Affairs Department which is headed by party leader Anand Sharma.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Village Rockstars' to release on September 28
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) After winning the Best Feature film Award at the 65th National Film Awards, Rima Das' directorial "Village Rockstars", an Assamese movie, will release across India on September 28.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
EU probes BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen over emissions collusion
Brussels, Sep 18 (IANS) The European Commission launched a probe on Tuesday to determine whether major car manufacturers BMW, Daimler and the Volkswagen group colluded in breaching the European Union (EU) antitrust regulations to avoid carbon emission restrictions imposed by the bloc.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy
Man who killed in Telangana arrested in Bihar
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) A hired killer who murdered a young Dalit man in a case of honour killing in Telangana's Miryalguda town was arrested from Bihars Samastipur district on Tuesday, police said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UPA to blame for HAL's ouster from Rafale deal: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Rebutting Congress' charges against the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday held the erstwhile UPA regime responsible for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) being overlooked for the jet deal.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Here's how Varun Mitra bagged role in 'Jalebi'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Varun Mitra has shared how producers Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt decided to cast him in the forthcoming romantic film "Jalebi" that also stars Rhea Chakraborty and Digangana Suryavanshi.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rupee hits new low, slips to 72.96
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian rupee hit a fresh low of 72.96 to a US dollar on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Get busy for more self-control
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Want to boost your self-control? Start thinking of yourself as a busy person, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, said in a study.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Happy to make Bollywood debut with a strong female character: Aishwarya Devan
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Devan says she feels happy that her debut role in Bollywood is of a strong female character.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
28% of key IT spending to shift to Cloud by 2022 globally
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Twenty eight per cent of spending within key enterprise IT markets will shift to Cloud by 2022 -- up from 19 per cent in 2018, Gartner said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Asia Cup: Hong Kong to field against India
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field against India in the group A match of the Asia Cup here on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Fatemeh braves social, family pressure to feature in KIL
Tehran, Sep 18 (IANS) Fatemeh Moslemi, a hijab wearing mixed martial arts (MMA) practitioner from Iran, has braved social and cultural barriers in her native country to feature in the Kumite 1 League (K1L) in India.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Other Sports
Always liked to be ahead of time: Shilpa
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty says that she always liked to be ahead of time.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
This AI system can specify lung cancer types
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can analyse images of patients' lung tumours, specify cancer types and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Dalit youth beaten to death in Bihar
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) A Dalit youth was bludgeoned to death by a mob on suspicion of theft in Bihar's Nawada district, police said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nasscom 'Accelerate 10X' initiative to nurture 100 AI start-ups each year
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To empower desi tech start-ups working in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies, IT industry's apex body Nasscom on Tuesday announced to double up on its efforts and mentor 100 such mature-stage start-ups every year.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Bengal plans to offer support price to tech companies
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to provide "support price" to technology companies for setting up their facilities at the upcoming Silicon Valley Hub, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Women should speak for themselves, says Sunny Leone
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) From being an adult star to playing the lead role in Bollywood films, actress Sunny Leone aka Karanjit Kaur, who fought several hardships throughout her career, believes women should stand up for their rights.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Space technology incubation centre opened in Tripura's Agartala
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian space agency ISRO on Tuesday opened a space technology incubation centre in Tripura capital Agartala, which was unveiled remotely from the country's tech hub Bengaluru in Karnataka.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
RCOM subsidiary to develop commercial space at DAKC, Navi Mumbai
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Reliance Communications (RCOM) Chairman Anil Ambani on Tuesday said the company's subsidiary Reliance Realty would develop Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC) to create 30 million square feet of commercial space.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rewari gang-rape: Rahul says PM's silence is unacceptable
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Six days after the Rewari gang-rape, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his "silence is unacceptable" and added "India hangs its head in shame as another one of its daughters is brutally gang-raped".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More EU aid for flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The European Union has allocated an additional 1 million euros in emergency aid for flood-devastated Kerala, an EU delegation to India said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Varun Dhawan meets 'real life hero'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan met "real life hero" Sudha Varghese, who is fighting against untouchability.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mika Singh believes he can sing better than Arijit Singh (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh says he can sing "Channa mereya" better than Arijit Singh.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Controversy over cash shower on Congress MLA in Mumbai
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior Congress legislator Naseem Khan on Tuesday courted controversy as a video clip showing him being showered with currency notes at a religious event here went viral.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sehwag, Afridi to host UC Browser show
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) UC Browser, the countrys leading mobile browser, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, will host live streamed chats with former cricket stars Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi during the highly anticipated Asia Cup encounters between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on September 19 and 23.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Class 10 student gang raped in Dehradun boarding school
Dehradun, Sep 18 (IANS) The principal and two other officials of a boarding school here in Uttarakhand were arrested on Tuesday after a Class 10 girl student accused them of suppressing the matter of her gang rape by senior students in August, police said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Tribunal orders Infosys to pay ex-CFO Bansal Rs 12 crore
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) The arbitral tribunal ordered Infosys to pay its former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rajiv Bansal Rs 12.17 crore with interest as part of the severance amount, the IT major said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Opinionated women not easily accepted in our country: Jwala Gutta (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) She remembers the time when some of her seniors gave statements that she can't play badminton but that made Jwala Gutta more determined and she went on to win both Junior and Senior Nationals in the same year.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
Equity indices end in red for second straight session
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices provisionally closed in the negative territory for the second successive day on Tuesday, with the S&P BSE Sensex losing close to 300 points.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SBI to auction 8 bad loan accounts to recover Rs 3,900 cr
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) has put eight non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loan accounts, on sale to recover over Rs 3,900 crore with the e-bidding auction process slated for later this month.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Over 500 new genes linked to blood pressure identified
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified over 500 new gene regions that influence people's blood pressure -- a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bangladesh approves project to procure EVMs
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body on Tuesday approved a project worth nearly half a billion US dollars to procure 150,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
2018-09-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Lowest solar tariff underpins India's clean energy transformation: IEEFA
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Gujarat's 500 MW solar tender results have delivered India's record low tariff of Rs 2.44 per kilowatt and this underpins the country's transformation to clean energy, US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BJD demands Baijayant Panda's arrest for flying over Chilika lake
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday demanded the arrest of former MP Baijayant Panda for allegedly flying over an eco-sensitive zone of the Chilika lagoon last week.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Nun's rape: Bishop's anticipatory bail hearing on Sep 25
Kochi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an anticipatory bail plea from Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, and posted the matter for hearing on September 25.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal holds national-level meeting on gender-based violence
Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) A three-day meeting at the national level on "Multi-Sectoral Services to Respond to Gender-Based Violence in Nepal" kicked off here on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dell EMC releases new AI solutions for digital transformation
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To help organisations realise the full potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Dell EMC on Tuesday announced new solutions designed to simplify the AI environment and accelerate its adoption.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
DAC nod to procurement of upgraded Akash missile system
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday accorded approval for the procurement of defence equipment worth Rs 9,100 crore, including the latest version of the Akash missile.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Russian activist was probably poisoned: German doctor
Berlin, Sep 18 (IANS) A German doctor on Tuesday said there was a "high plausibility" that a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot who was flown to Berlin for specialist medical treatment after falling ill in Moscow last week, was poisoned.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parrikar government in minority, we can stake claim: Goa Congress
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) A day after staking claim to form the new government in Goa, the opposition Congress on Tuesday said that it was right in doing so as the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government was "already in a minority".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
People deserve to know what happened to Netaji: Mamata
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said people deserve to know exactly what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after the Taihoku air crash in 1945.
2018-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eros International joins hands with Kyta Productions
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Film and entertainment company Eros International Media Ltd has collaborated with Kyta Productions Pvt Ltd for two films -- Vishal Bhardwajs "Pataakha" and the Hindi remake of Kannada movie "Kirik Party".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Atkinson is our modern-day Charlie Chaplin: Thompson
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Thompson says English actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson is our modern-day Charlie Chaplin.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India, Germany sign skill development agreement
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India and Germany on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on skill development, which will provide dual vocational training to Indian youth.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
New US tariffs will add more uncertainties to trade war: China
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) China on Tuesday said the latest set of tariffs imposed by the US on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will force Beijing to take countermeasures and warned that the move would add more uncertainties to the trade talks.
2018-09-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Modi compromised national security in Rafale deal: Antony
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "gravely compromising national security and defence preparedness" by reducing to 36 the number of Rafale fighter jets purchased from France.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Samsung unveils premium home screen range in India
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Aiming to change the in-home entertainment space, Samsung India on Tuesday launched "LED for Home" in the country. The new home screen range is priced between Rs 1 crore to Rs 3.5 crore.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Fake FIR by Prakash part of BJP's nefarious design: AAP
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The AAP on Tuesday alleged that the "fake FIR by Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash" and the subsequent chargesheet by the "BJP-controlled Delhi Police" is aimed at maligning the Delhi government "which will fall flat in the court like previous cases".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russian military aircraft inadvertently shot down by Syria
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Russian Defence Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that a Russian maritime patrol plane with 15 personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by the Syrian regime after it came under attack by Israeli missiles.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
UN report details continued abuses against Rohingyas
Geneva, Sep 18 (IANS) A UN fact-finding mission published on Tuesday the most extensive report till date on the continued persecution of the Muslim minority Rohingyas in Myanmar since 2011 in the states of Kachin, Shan and Rakhine.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
SC stays Patna HC order for fresh probe team in Muzaffarpur case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a Patna High Court order asking the CBI to set up a fresh probe team for the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, saying changing the team now will be "detrimental" to the ongoing probe.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stuani leads Girona to 3-2 win over Celta
Girona (Spain), Sep 18 (IANS) Cristhian Stuani managed a brace here to give Girona a 3-2 win against Celta Vigo and lift the Catalan side into sixth place in La Liga.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Boy found dead in Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) The body of a 12-year-old boy was found on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district, police said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Found home in Delhi but retained reverence for Kerala: Uma Nair on donating artworks for flood relief
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Life has turned a full circle for art critic and writer Uma Nair, whose parents were immigrants from Kerala but found livelihood in the bustling city of New Delhi. Several decades on, as Gods Own Country navigates its return to normalcy, Nair has donated artworks from her personal collection to National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), which will be used to raise funds for the flood-ravaged state.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
12 dead babies found in boxes, plastic bags in Kenya
Nairobi, Sep 18 (IANS) Twelve dead babies have been found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital, prompting an investigation on the orders of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
ED books Karnataka Minister in money laundering case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Tuesday that it has registered a caee of money laundering against Karnataka Minister and Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anthill Ventures, HCG launch programme for HealthTech start-ups
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Anthill Ventures, an investment and scaling platform for early growth stage start-ups, on Tuesday announced its partnership with HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG), the largest provider of cancer care in India, to launch a market access programme for HealthTech start-ups.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Varanasi sees all-round development, its rich heritage retained: Modi
Varanasi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that his parliamentary constituency Varanasi was witnessing all-round development under his watch but care was being taken not to disturb its ancient flavour by conserving its rich culture and heritage.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
US beats Panama in second round of 2019 World Cup qualifiers
Panama City, Sep 18 (IANS) The United States defeated Panama 78-48 at the close of the second round of qualifying for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Roberto Duran Arena here.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Teacher, 3 students electrocuted in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A teacher and three students were electrocuted at a private school in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, the police said.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Moon, Kim hold first round of talks in Pyongyang
Pyongyang, Sep 18 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held their first round of talks here on Tuesday in a historic summit largely aimed at restarting a Washington-Pyongyang dialogue on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
2018-09-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Muscle relaxants may increase respiratory complications risk
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Usage of muscle relaxants -- a necessary part of anaesthesia during certain major operations -- may increase the risk of respiratory complications after surgery, a new study has found.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Jharkhand needs NRC: CM (IANS interview)
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) With BJP deciding to focus on identity issues in the coming elections, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das says there is need for a National Register of Citizens (NRC) in his state also to check infiltration from Bangladesh because Hindus have become a minority in some districts.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Financial aid to Australian strawberry growers after needle sabotage
Canberra, Sep 18 (IANS) Australian authorities on Tuesday announced financial aid to strawberry growers after an act of sabotage by unknown entities who inserted sewing needles into some of the fruits.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Weak global cues keep equity indices flat; banking stocks fall
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid choppy trade, the key Indian equity indices traded on a flat note during the afternoon session of the trade on Tuesday after global markets reacted negatively to reports of fresh US tariffs announced on Chinese imports.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trump's SC pick, sexual abuse accuser to testify
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her decades ago will testify publicly before the Senate on September 24.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madan Mohan Jha named Bihar Congress chief
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior leader Madan Mohan Jha was on Tuesday appointed the new President of the Congress in Bihar.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will simultaneous polls save costs? EC not sure
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat says the issue whether simultaneous polls will help cut costs will need a systematic study before it can be established.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Post Maruti-Suzuki departure, Gurugram needen't go the Detroit way (Column: Active Voice)
Cities and regions always have a variety of factors that come into play to pull them out of anonymity.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Capgemini, AWS launch initiative to help enterprises go digital
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) French technology services major Capgemini and Cloud provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Tuesday announced a strategic initiative to accelerate enterprise digital transformation via Cloud technologies.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Now, a book on sprinter Dutee Chand (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The incredible story of Dutee Chand, who rose from abject poverty to become one of Indias biggest sprinting stars, will be brought alive in the form of a book, whose title hasn't been announced so far.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Art/Culture/Books
Oracle reports $9.2 bn revenue in its fiscal first quarter
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle has reported a revenue of $9.2 billion for its fiscal first quarter (Q1 2019) -- up from $9.1 billion in the same period last year.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Nice to meet Manto's family: Rasika
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal, who plays Saadat Hasan Manto's wife in the forthcoming film "Manto", is hosting the late Urdu writer's daughters in India. She says that it is nice to finally get to meet the family.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA's newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) NASA's newest planet hunter telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has now shared the first science image that it captured as part of its initial round of data collection.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
iVOOMI-backed Innelo launches budget smartphone in India
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese electronics company iVOOMi's sub-brand Innelo on Tuesday launched "Innelo 1" in India for Rs 7,499.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Typhoon Mangkhut toll reaches 74 in Philippines
Manila, Sep 18 (IANS) The death toll in the Philippines due to super typhoon Mangkhut increased to 74 on Tuesday as rescue teams continued to search for dozens of people buried in an abandoned mine due to landslides.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Varun, Anushka signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Spal best Atalanta 2-0 to claim 2nd place in Serie A
Ferrara (Italy), Sep 18 (IANS) Spal defeated visiting Atalanta 2-0 here to rise to the second place in the Serie A football league, three points behind leaders Juventus.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Time for Indian cinema to explode onto global stage: Ali Fazal
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who played one of the title roles in Stephen Frears' directorial "Victoria & Abdul" with veteran actor Judi Dench, feels that now is the time for Indian cinema to make its presence felt like never before on global platforms.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dharmendra feels bad for 'poor star sons'
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Superstar Dharmendra, who has often shared screen space with his children and actors Sunny and Bobby, says that "poor" star sons often face a lot of criticism from people.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Man, son found dead in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Two persons were found dead and one critically injured under mysterious circumstances here on Tuesday, police said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Upcoming exhibition of emerging artists calls for entries
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Painters, photographers, printmakers, installation artists as well as new media artists can apply for an exhibition of emerging artists this October.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Explosives recovered in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) A huge cache of explosives was recovered from a Maoist hideout in Jharkhand's Lohardagga district, police said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now, a book on sprinter Dutee Chand
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The incredible story of Dutee Chand, who rose from abject poverty to become one of Indias biggest sprinting stars, will be brought alive in the form of a book titled "Story so far".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Art/Culture/Books
OYO, Cure.Fit among most sought after start-ups in India: LinkedIn
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Five-year-old hospitality start-up OYO, health and wellness firm Cure.Fit, and on-demand delivery service dunzo.in are among the top 25 companies that made it to the list of the most sought after start-ups in India released by LinkedIn on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Brazil clinch spot in 2nd round of volleyball championship
Ruse (Bulgaria), Sep 18 (IANS) Brazil has defeated previously unbeaten Canada 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18) to guarantee themselves a berth in the second round of the Volleyball Men's World Championship.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Output to fall almost 15% because of Kerala floods: Rubber Board chief
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) Production and cultivation of natural rubber will bear the brunt of the recent devastating floods in Kerala reducing production by a staggering one lakh tonnes, a top Rubber Board official has said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Cumberbatch, wife to welcome their third child
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter are set to become parents for the third time.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Varanasi to be 'gateway to East India': Modi
Varanasi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Centre was making serious efforts to develop Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, as the "gateway to East India".
2018-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Trump to slap tariffs on $200 bn worth of Chinese goods
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has escalated his trade war with China, saying his administration would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods and was also prepared to tax all imports.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Russian military plane disappears from radar off Syria
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS) A Russian military aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared from the radar after flying over Syria, Moscow's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Despite rupee's decline, paint industry expects robust growth
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian paint industry, which remains bullish in its outlook with an anticipated 15 per cent growth in the current fiscal on the back of a good monsoon and lower taxes, is weighing the impact of the depreciating rupee on its raw material cost, stakeholders say.
2018-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
'Game of Thrones' wins big at Emmy Awards
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" had the biggest haul, with nine awards, at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards here. It also won the best drama Emmy for the third time in the past four years.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple iOS 12 with new tools now available globally
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Apple's iOS 12, the latest version of advanced mobile operating system (OS) and the successor to iOS 11 which is said to make daily tasks faster and more responsive, is now available globally.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
FIR registered against Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Police on Tuesday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party chief Manoj Tiwari for illegally breaking the lock of a sealed house.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India surpasses US and Japan in automation, AI adoption: Study
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Automation arrived long back in India and the country is now driving Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technologies globally -- even ahead of the US and Japan -- a new study said on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Beyond romance and roses: Writing and living the modern marriage (Book Review)
Book: Knot for Keeps: Writing The Modern Marriage; Edited by: Sathya Saran; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 164; Price: Rs 299
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
CS 'assault' case: Court summons Kejriwal, 12 AAP MLAs on Oct 25
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday issued summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs as accused in an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Regina King surprised by Emmy victory
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Regina King won the 2018 Emmy Award for lead actress in a limited series and she could hardly believe the good news herself.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nun rape case: Bishop moves Kerala HC for anticipatory bail
Kochi, Sep 18 (IANS) Bishop Franco Mulakkal who has been named in a sexual abuse case by a nun, on Tuesday moved the Kerala High Court seeking an anticipatory bail.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Glenn Weiss went home with more than Emmy Award
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Glenn Weiss, the director of the Oscars, who won the award for outstanding directing for a variety special, proposed to his girlfriend at the 2018 Emmy Awards.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC
Jammu, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
New US tariffs on Chinese imports spare Apple Watch, AirPods
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) In a huge relief to Apple and its investors, Apple's smart watch, smart speaker and AirPods are not among the products that will be affected by the Trump administration's latest tariffs on Chinese imports, the media reported.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Driving home message on certification with a world record
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Everyone should strive to acquire at least one certificate every year to move ahead in his or her career and achieve goals. With this message, Tushar Pillay has set a Guinness World Record for most pages in a flip book -- 10,001.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Thandie Newton thanks God, who she calls 'Her' at Emmys
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Thandie Newton won the best supporting actress in a drama series at the 70th Emmy Awards for "Westworld". Even though an atheist, she thanked God and said "I thank her...".
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Religion
Chicago South Asian Film Festival to feature over 70 off-beat movies
Chicago, Sep 18 (IANS) The Chicago South Asian Film Festival(CSAFF) will showcase over 70 films from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal at various theaters in the city from September 20 to 23. The festival has grown over nine years to be the largest of its kind in the Midwestern United States.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
India slams UN inaction on drug trade that puts $1 bn in Taliban coffers
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) India has criticised the world body for not doing enough to cut off the drug trade that is financing the Taliban with over a billion dollars as it continues its military operations with the support of Afghanistan's neighbour.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ex-NSA Flynn to be sentenced in November
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Former US National Security Adviser (NSA) Michael Flynn will be sentenced by the end of November, after it had been delayed four times since he pleaded guilty to lying to investigators last December, according to his defence team.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Want to surpass audience expectation: Actor Gulshan Devaiah
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah, who is preparing for his 'bad guy' role in the third instalment of Vidyut Jammwal starrer "Commando", feels artistes should always surprise audience.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump orders to declassify documents related to Russia probe
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump ordered the declassification of various documents and text messages related to the Russia investigation, according to the White House.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Twitter revives pure chronological timeline for over 300 mn users
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Giving its over 336 million users more control, Twitter has announced that it will completely revert their timeline into a pure reverse chronological feed.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trooper injured in J&K militant attack
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was injured on Tuesday when militants attacked the paramilitary forces camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Rekha, Imtiaz Ali, Nawazuddin Siddiqui attend special screening of 'Manto'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Rekha, Imtiaz Ali, Deepti Naval, Shabana Azmi and others attended a special screening of the film "Manto" starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the Indo-Pakistani, Urdu author Saadat Hasan Manto.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Equity indices open in green
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices opened in the positive territory on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Clear Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) It was a clear Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.5 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook expands security tools to protect elections globally
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) In order to further secure candidates and campaign staff vulnerable to hackers and nation-state actors during the elections, Facebook has introduced additional tools to protect political campaigns in the US and around the world.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump to impose tariffs on $200 bn in Chinese goods
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration will impose a 10 per cent tariff later this month on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, increasing to 25 per cent at the end of the year, a move that will sharply escalate the American trade war with Beijing.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Japanese billionaire to be first tourist to Moon: SpaceX
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) US private space firm SpaceX has announced that the company's first private passenger to the Moon will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Russian aircraft goes off radar in Syria
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS) A Russian aircraft with 14 servicemen on board went off radar near the Hmeymim Airbase in Syria , the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement here on Tuesday.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sea turtles killed from plastic wraps in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 18 (IANS) Thai authorities have said that in less than two months, more than 20 sea turtles had been killed from plastic or fish net wraps.
2018-09-18
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Toll from hurricane Florence reaches 31 in US
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The death toll from hurricane Florence that battered the US states of North and South Carolina has increased to 31, authorities said.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Indian cab aggregator Ola to launch in New Zealand
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Tuesday said it will soon launch its services in New Zealand starting with Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Trump administration cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration announced that it has cut the number of refugees allowed into the country to 30,000 for the fiscal year 2019 starting from October 1, driving down American refugee admissions to one of its lowest levels.
2018-09-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
S.Korean President arrives in Pyongyang for summit with Kim
Pyongyang, Sep 18 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday,
2018-09-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy

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