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Foul play unlikely in Latvian tourist's death: Kerala Police
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The Kerala Police said on Sunday night that a preliminary inquiry into the death of Latvian woman tourist -- whose decomposed body was found near Kovalam on Saturday -- does not suggest any foul play.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahesh Babu's 'Bharath Ane Nenu' to be dubbed in Hindi, confirms Director
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) When Shekhar Kapoor opined after chairing the National Film Awards jury that there is no such thing as regional cinema any longer, he hadnt seen the new Mahesh Babu starrer "Bharath Ane Nenu", a wish-fulfilment parable on a new political awakening, which has already earned more than Rs 70 crore over the first weekend. And growing stronger by the idea.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Shaoli Mitra quits as Bangla Akademi head
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Theatre personality Shaoli Mitra on Sunday stepped down from the post of Chairperson of Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi citing infrastructural issues and complaining of difficulties in carrying out her responsibilities.
2018-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Politics
Prevented from meeting wife, man fatally stabs father-in-law
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A middle-aged man was stabbed to death by his son-in-law on Sunday after he did not allow the accused to meet his wife at her parent's home in east Delhi, police said.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Temples are centres of India's cultural ethos: Vice President
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Describing temples as centres of India's cultural ethos, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday that "share and care" has been the core of India's philosophy.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Don't blame media, we provide them 'masala', Modi tells party lawmakers
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday advised BJP leaders not to give "masala" to the media by getting into every issue as soon as they saw camerapersons, saying such "mistakes" affect the country, party and the individual's image.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
State FMs to meet on May 7 on finance panel's terms of reference
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu on Sunday said the state has convened a meeting of finance ministers of all states on May 7 to discuss what it termed the "adverse effects" of the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian Tigers thrash China Dragons in WSB tie
Rohtak, April 22 (IANS) Mandeep Jangra thumped Haerheng Wulepaer of China Dragons to register his first ever win in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) format and guided the Indian Tigers to the second consecutive victory with a 4-1 score at the National Boxing Academy here on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
IPL: Yadav, Kishan help Mumbai to challenging total
Jaipur, April 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians rode half-centuries from Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan to post a challenging total of 167/7 in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals here on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Rahul Gandhi to launch 'Save Constitution' campaign from Monday
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-RSS leadership of "systematically destroying" the Constitution, the Congress on Sunday announced that its President Rahul Gandhi will launch a nationwide "Save the Constitution" campaign on April 23 from Delhi's Talkatora stadium.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anish gets a point on second day of Round 2 in ARRC
Adelaide, April 22 (IANS) Honda's Indian rider Anish D. Shetty scored once again in the Asia Production 250cc class on the second day of Round 2 in the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) here on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Motorsports
Lazio rout Sampdoria 4-0 with brace from Immobile
Rome, April 22 (IANS) Lazio thrashed Sampdoria 4-0 on Sunday, with Italian centre-forward Ciro Immobile scoring a brace in the Serie A, putting pressure on third-placed Roma.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
16 Maoists gunned down in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 22 (IANS) In the biggest crackdown on Maoists in four decades in Maharashtra, security forces on Sunday gunned down at least 16 Maoists, including some women, in the state's Gadchiroli district, an official said.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gerard's brace earns Espanyol 2-0 win vs Girona
Gerona (Spain), April 22 (IANS) Espanyol forward Gerard Moreno scored a brace on Sunday to lead his side to a 2-0 away win over Girona in the La Liga football championship, dealing a setback to Girona's hopes of qualifying for next season's Europa League.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Philippines,Sports,Football
Modi, Xi to meet in China this coming week (Third Lead)
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit meeting in China's central city of Wuhan, a meet which may well be a historic one and a defining moment in the history of Sino-Indian ties.
2018-04-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
US man fatally stabbed with daughter on lap
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) A man was having dinner with his daughter sitting on his lap when he was fatally stabbed by a homeless man in a random attack in Southern California.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cheruiyot wins London Marathon women's race, Kipchoge gets 3rd men's win
London, April 22 (IANS) Kenyan runner Vivian Cheruiyot on Sunday surprised the favourites and won her first London Marathon women's race, while fellow Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge claimed his third win in London in the men's elite race.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
Arsenal trounce West Ham 4-1 in EPL
London, April 22 (IANS) Arsenal stunned West Ham United 4-1 on Sunday in the English Premier League (EPL), ahead of their duel later this week with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
36 IS militants killed in Iraqi airstrikes in Syria
Baghdad, April 22 (IANS) At least 36 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in airstrikes by the Iraqi air force targeting IS positions inside neighbouring Syria, the Iraqi military said on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Nepal in talks with India, Pakistan to revitalise Saarc
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Sunday said Nepal has been holding negotiations with India and Pakistan to revitalise the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc).
2018-04-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Twin bombings kill 58 in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 58 people were killed in twin blasts in Afghanistan on Sunday while another 117 were injured, media reports said.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Dalai Lama praises India's secularism
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday praised Indias efforts in maintaining communal harmony and said that the countrys uniqueness lies in maintaining its secularism.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Maliwal ends nine-day fast, calls it 'historic win' (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast, after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide the death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, calling it a "historic win".
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress changes six names in final list for Karnataka polls
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Releasing the final list of candidates for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly elections, the ruling Congress on Sunday announced a change of candidates in six seats and selected nominees for five other seats.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Chennai pip Hyderabad by four runs to return to top of IPL table
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pipped Sunrisers Hyderabad by four runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday to return to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) table.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Live stream HD videos with this power-saving technique
New York, April 22 (IANS) Engineers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a technique that could help wearable tech users share high-definition (HD) live videos without letting their devices consume high battery power.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Strikes by lawyers no answer to filling of HC vacancies: SC
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has taken a serious view of the strike by Calcutta High Court lawyers in protest against court vacancies, including non-appointment of a regular Chief Justice, which has adversely impacted its functioning.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Algorithm tool to quickly catch sex predators developed
New York, April 22 (IANS) The faculty from US-based Purdue Polytechnic Institute has developed an algorithm tool that can help law enforcement personnel to filter out and focus on sex offenders who are most likely to set up face-to-face meetings with child victims.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Students helping NASA decide which plants to grow in space
New York, April 22 (IANS) Not only scientists with advanced degrees but students are also helping NASA decide what crops to grow in space to expand food options and increase plant diversity.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Dead Latvian tourist's kin to seek justice from Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The sister of a missing Latvian tourist, whose body was found near Kovalam, said on Sunday that they would meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday to seek a proper probe into the incident.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Here's why WikiLeaks can't convert its cryptocurrency into money
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) Cryptocurrency marketplace Coinbase has shut the account of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks' Shop for allegedly violating its terms of service -- which means it cannot convert payments like bitcoin into conventional money.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mahindra, Meru to deploy electric cabs in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Mahindra Electric and cab service Meru on Sunday announced a joint electric vehicle (EV) pilot project in Hyderabad, to be replicated in other cities soon.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
This is the beginning of good times for women's cricket: Mithali Raj
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Indian captain Mithali Raj on Sunday opened the second annual ICC Womens Cricket Forum, reflecting on how far the game had come in the last 12 months and urging the sport to continue to build on the momentum.
2018-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Absence of Players' Association in India, Pakistan worries ICC
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The fact that India and Pakistan do not have a Players' Association is a cause of worry for the International Cricket Council (ICC) and was discussed during the first day of the five-day meeting that got underway at a city hotel on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Decision-making may predict future drug addiction
New York, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that activity in decision-making brain regions of people who use recreational stimulants can predict who will discontinue thier use and who will develop a drug use disorder.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
India turning into global investment hub: Minister
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India is turning into a global hub for investments due to the conducive environment provided by the Central government, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CJI should consider recusal from judicial work: Congress
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday hit out at the BJP for "defending" Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and said the latter should consider recusing himself from judicial and administrative work till he was cleared of the charge of "misbehaviour".
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kenyan runners Barngetuny, Kipketer win 41st Madrid Marathon
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) Kenyan runners on Sunday swept the 41st Rock and Roll Madrid Marathon, with Eliud Barngetuny and Valentine Kipketer winning the men's and women's events, respectively.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Athletics
More number of associate teams in World Cups to be discussed at ICC meet
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) will discus at its board meeting here about how to address the issue of accommodating more associate teams in future World Cups, an official said on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
IPL: Mumbai opt to bat vs Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Manipur agrees in principle for staff salaries as per pay panel
Imphal, April 22 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said that the state government had agreed "in principle" to give enhanced salaries to its employees as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi, Xi to meet in China on April 27-28
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have an informal summit meeting in China's central city Wuhan, which diplomats feel may mark a defining moment in the ties between the two Asian giants.
2018-04-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
President okays death to rapists of children, seizure of property
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Commercial film actors not taken 'seriously', says Nidhhi
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) "Munna Michael" actress Nidhhi Agerwal says people don't take an actor seriously when he or she does "more commercial" films.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Petrol price touches record Rs 74.40 per litre in Delhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Petrol price in Delhi on Sunday touched Rs 74.40 per litre, the highest since May 2014, as per the daily price listed by state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) under its dynamic pricing regime.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yechury re-elected to lead CPI-M ahead of 2019 battle (Fourth Lead)
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Acting fascinates me: Mr India 2017
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Mr India 2017 winner Darasing Khurana, who will be representing India at Mr International 2018 in Myanmar, says he has always been fascinated by acting and would like to try his luck in the field.
2018-04-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
India condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan, offers help
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India on Sunday strongly condemned the terror attacks in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and in the country's Baghlan province during the ongoing voter registration process that claimed at least 37 lives.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
16 Maoists killed in Maharashtra
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 22 (IANS) In the biggest crackdown in four decades in Maharashtra, security forces on Sunday gunned down at least 16 Maoists including some women in Gadchiroli district, an official said.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chill this summer with mango treats
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) With the mango season on, stir up a khatta panna, make taco or try making a pudding using mango recipes.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Six killed in another Afghanistan explosion
Baghlan (Afghanistan), April 22 (IANS) In a second bombing in Afghanistan on Sunday, six persons were killed and five injured as a bomb went off close to a voter registration centre in Baghlan.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Shooters Ravi, Arjun falter at World Cup
Changwon (South Korea), April 22 (IANS) India's Ravi Kumar and Arjun Babuta finished fourth and sixth respectively in the men's 10 metre Air Rifle event at the second International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Record 1.75 lakh Indians to go for Haj this year: Centre
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said a record 1.75 lakh pilgrims from India will go on Haj this year after the Centre increased the pilgrims' quota for the second consecutive year.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Naked man kills four in Tennessee
Nashville, April 22 (IANS) Four people were shot dead and as many injured as a naked man opened fire at a restaurant in Tennessee early on Sunday, police said.
2018-04-22
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gangjee ends 14-year title drought with Panasonic Open triumph
Osaka (Japan), April 22 (IANS) Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee ended a 14-year title drought by closing with a three-under 68 for a one-shot victory over South Koreans Hyungsung Kim and Junggon Hwang at the Panasonic Open Golf Championship here on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
It's a struggle to make living out of ghazals: Kabul
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Singer Kabul says it is difficult to make a living by just working on ghazals.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Tom Holland doesn't look 'old enough' to get beer
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) "Spider-Man: Homecoming" actor Tom Holland, 21, had to ask "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth to buy drinks on "Avengers: Infinity War" nights out.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari hungry for more love from audiences
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who got the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award, hopes to continue telling stories and getting appreciation from the audience.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Six-year-old Odisha girl critical after rape, neighbour held
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) A six-year-old girl was raped in Odisha's Cuttack district, following which a man has been arrested, police said on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Pooja Bhatt gets into introspection mood (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt yearns to go back to the time when safety was a norm and people were "truly kind" to each other.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yechury re-elected to lead CPI-M ahead of 2019 battle (Third Lead)
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India calls for 'quota-based resource base' for IMF
Washington/New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Calling for a timely review of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s quota system, India has urged for the creation of a robust quota-based permanent resource base for the multilateral lender to mitigate risks to the international monetary system.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
World's oldest person dies in Japan
Tokya, April 22 (IANS) Nabi Tajima, a Japanese woman believed to have been the world's oldest person, has died at the age of 117, the media reported on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: International, India,Human Interest/Society
Modi, Xi to meet in China on April 27-28
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to China to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 27-28, it was announced on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Navy chief in Iran to attend naval symposium
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Sunday arrived in Tehran to participate in a three-day symposium aimed at strengthening maritime cooperation between different countries in the Indian Ocean region, an official statement said here.
2018-04-22
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Dortmund, Hoffenheim win in Bundesliga
Berlin, April 22 (IANS) Jadon Sancho's performance helped Borussia Dortmund to inflict the second loss in a row on Bayer Leverkusen following a 4-0 result, whereas Hoffenheim crushed ten-man Leipzig 5-2 in the 31st round of the Bundesliga football championship.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Illicit arms trade in Sahelo-Sahara danger to Europe: EU
Brussels, April 22 (IANS) A report funded by the European Commission has said the Polisario was involved in illegal arms trade and violent acts in the Sahelo-Sahara in collusion with terrorist groups operating in the conflict-ridden northern African desert region, according to Morocco's MAP news agency.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Belgium,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Education, job creation, healthcare in focus: Modi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Appreciating the work of the BJP MPs and MLAs at the grassroot level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government is focusing on education for children, opportunities for youth and medicine for the elderly.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi, Xi to meet on April 27-28
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have an informal meeting in the Chinese city of Wuhan on April 27-28, it was announced on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi Dynamos pick 29 young footballers after trials
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos (DD) selected 29 young footballers for their different age-group squads after the two-day long trials at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium concluded here on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
14 Maoists killed in Maharashtra
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 22 (IANS) In one of the biggest operations, security forces on Sunday gunned down at least 14 Maoists in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, an official said.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IPL: Bottom placed Delhi face confident Punjab at home (Preview)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Following a string of defeats, Delhi Daredevils (DD) will be desperate for a win against table-toppers Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) when they meet in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Monday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Ex-Brazil keeper Julio Cesar bids winning farewell
Rio de Janeiro, April 22 (IANS) Former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar ended his football career in style as Flamengo defeated America Mineiro 2-0 in the Brazilian Serie A at the Maracana stadium.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Kabul suicide blast kills 31
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd lining up to get access to an election-related registration site in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing 31 people and injuring 54 others, officials said.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Algorithms on social media may be discriminating
New York, April 22 (IANS) A group of researchers have found that recommendation algorithms on social media platforms may discriminate on the basis of gender, age and race.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
IPL: Hyderabad opt to bowl against Chennai
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to field against Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Salil Ankola to play villain in Manjrekar's film
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Salil Ankola is on board to essay a negative role in filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar's yet-to-be-titled film, which will also star Vidyut Jammwal and Shruti Haasan.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
France's tourist site evacuated after threat
Paris, April 22 (IANS) Mont-Saint-Michel, an island commune in France, was evacuated on Sunday after an unidentified man threatened to attack policemen, according to police sources.
2018-04-22
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Celta Vigo hold Valencia in La Liga clash
Vigo (Spain), April 22 (IANS) Valencia tied 1-1 with Celta Vigo in a Spanish top division football tie here, their third straight match without a win.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BJP obstructing Mahanadi water: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday asked the BJD workers to make people aware that the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh and the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre have obstructed the flow of the Mahanadi water into Odisha.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Barça trounces Sevilla in Copa del Rey final
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona saw stellar performances from superstar striker Lionel Messi and star midfielder Andres Iniesta in a 5-0 rout of Sevilla in the final of the Copa del Rey, Spain's annual football cup competition.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sushma meets Wang, upbeat on Sino-Indian ties
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi opened talks here on Sunday, pledging to improve bilateral ties.
2018-04-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Rishi Kapoor missed Twitter fights
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Rishi Kapoor was on a Twitter break, but is now back. The veteran actor says he missed all the fun and fights on the social networking site.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Amy Schumer says her marriage wasn't an 'impulsive' affair
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress-comedian Amy Schumer says her surprise wedding in February wasn't an "impulsive" affair, even though she has known Chris Fischer for only a year.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Maliwal ends nine-day fast, calls it 'historic win'
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, calling it a "historic win".
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kim Kardashian to launch lingerie, shapewear line
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is reportedly expanding her fashion empire by launching a lingerie and shapewear line.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Avicii mourned at Coachella music fest
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) The unexpected death of world-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer Avicii brought a sombre note to the 2018 Coachella music festival, especially near the Sahara Tent - the stage where the DJ closed the night in 2012.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Usher wants herpes lawsuit documents sealed
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Singer Usher has asked a judge to seal the legal documents in his herpes lawsuit.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yechury re-elected to helm CPI-M, vows to oust Modi government
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian, Pakistani troops trade heavy fire on LoC
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Maliwal ends her nine-day fast
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Seoul, Pyongyang to hold additional working-level talks
Seoul, April 22 (IANS) Seoul and Pyongyang will hold additional working-level talks early next week to discuss the upcoming summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea top leader Kim Jong-un, South Korean officials said on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Maliwal ends her nine-day fast
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her fast she launched nine days ago after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance giving death penalty to child rapists.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Apple to shut its last Watch-exclusive store in May
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) Apple will shut down its last of the three Apple Watch-exclusive stores -- located in Tokyo -- it built when it launched the wearable in 2015.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Celebs urge fans to make Earth greener, better
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza and Richa Chadha feel everyone should pitch in to make Earth a better place to live in.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Army deployed in Nicaragua after 25 killed
Managua, April 22 (IANS) Soldiers have been deployed across Nicaragua after at least 25 people were killed as anti-government protests hit the country.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Nicaragua,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Shorts films should release theatrically
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Director Tarun Dudeja's latest short film "Listener", which travelled to film festivals in the US and Germany, was released digitally earlier this week. But he feels the audience in India should be able to watch short films on the big screen too.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Coaching centres shut in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Sunday ordered the closure of all private coaching centres in the Kashmir Valley for 90 days, officials said.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Education
Yechury re-elected CPI-M General Secretary
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Working with Majidi 'big learning experience' for Maelzer
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Mia Maelzer, an actress, casting director, acting coach, art director and production designer, says that working with the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi in "Beyond The Clouds" was a big learning experience.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
To be ready in 500 days, Eastern Peripheral Expressway boasts of many firsts
New Delhi/Kundli, April 22 (IANS) The Eastern Peripheral Expressway -- which is expected to provide major relief to Delhi from vehicular pollution -- is set to be completed in a record time of 500 days as against a sanctioned target of 910 days, NHAI officials said.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kabul blast kills 10, injures 56
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 56 others injured when a suicide bombing blast took place through an election-related registering site in the Afghan capital on Sunday, officials said.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
SpaceX to build Mars rockets in Los Angeles
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) The Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which will be used to explore Mars -- a goal that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hopes to accomplish by 2022 -- will be built in the Port of Los Angeles, media reports said.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
'Include Sikandra, Etmauddaula in world heritage list'
Agra, April 22 (IANS) Tourism industry leaders in Agra have demanded inclusion of two Mughal monuments, Sikandra and Etmauddaula, in the list of world heritage monuments.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Dilemma of a Bangladeshi commander as Rohingya humanitarian crisis unfolded
Ghumdhum Border Post (Bangladesh), April 22 (IANS) When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, escaping a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar, gathered near the Bangladesh border last year, a senior Bangladesh army commander was caught in a dilemma. He was wary of illegal incursions but at the same time didn't want to leave innocent men, women and children to die.
2018-04-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Yechury re-elected CPI-M General Secretary
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Avicii's brother in Oman
Muscat, April 22 (IANS) David Bergling, brother of world-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii, whose demise on Friday shook music lovers and the showbiz industry all over the world, is here as his family seeks answers to what caused his death.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Oman,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
'Austin Powers' fame Mini-me dead at 49
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actor Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the "Austin Powers" comedy films, is dead. He was 49.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
President okays ordinance for death to child rapists
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below age 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
If you can protect one tiger, you can create a jungle: Filmmaker S. Nallamuthu (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) She was often hailed as the "Tiger Queen", and was easily the world's most documented and famous feline. But what made Machli unique was that she helped break the "monster" myth and showed that even the stunning wild cat could be human-friendly -- thereby also sending out a larger conservation message.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features
Ticket bookings for 'Avengers: Infinity War' starts early
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The buzz for Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" -- an ensemble of 22 superheroes to fight the supervillain Thanos -- is high and that has made the studio start the ticket bookings for the film early in India.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IMF tells US, China to resolve trade tensions
Washington, April 22 (IANS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has called on the US and China to resolve trade tensions through rules-based multilateral institutions.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Work together to mitigate climate change menace: Modi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to everyone to work together to mitigate the menace of climate change as a way to pay tribute to the environment on Earth Day.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal CM prioritises strengthening state's strategic infrastructure (IANS Interview)
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) First-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has made strengthening the mountain state's weak infrastructure -- road, rail and air -- a priority as this would not only boost national security but also increase tourist flows. Himachal Pradesh shares a 260 km border with China.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Medication use increases in newly-diagnosed dementia patients
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found an increase in medication use by the patients who have been newly-diagnosed with dementia and they may consume unnecessary or inappropriate medicines that increase the risk of side effects.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
'Concept of equality' pervades world's biggest community kitchen (IANS Special Series)
Amritsar (Punjab), April 22 (IANS) If there is one big leveller for people, irrespective of their religion, caste, gender, social status or riches, it is the "langar", or community kitchen, at the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Harmandir Sahib, is located, in this city considered holy by Sikhs.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,IANS Special Series,Religion,Features,Human Interest/Society
President approves ordinance on death penalty to child rapists
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12.
2018-04-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dwayne Johnson surprises high school student
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actor Dwayne Johnson surprised a high school student who asked him to go to prom with her.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Take good care of pets this summer, but spare a thought for strays too
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) With the mercury soaring, the summer season can be unforgiving and sometimes fatal for our four-legged friends. And so, pet parents are increasingly becoming conscious and going out of their way to keep them cool and safe.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
11 killed in Afghanistan gunfight
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 11 people, including 10 Islamic State (IS) militants and a security personnel, have been killed in a gunfight in Afghanistan's Jawzjan province, police said on Sunday.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exit Yashwant: No big deal, yet? (Column: Political Circus)
Yashwant Sinhas departure from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is an event which ranks as low on the political Richter scale as the entrances of S.M. Krishna or Rita Bahuguna Joshi in the saffron outfit from the Congress.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
'Indians need to appreciate the rich repository of its languages'
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The purpose of language is to communicate, convey thoughts and bring us together. But now, at a time when languages are more often used to divide, to create an impression of superiority, to make you look like an out-of-touch elitist, "the need to begin appreciating the rich repository of languages that we have in India, is a dire need", says versatile author Kiran Manral.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Global cues, quarterly results to guide equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Global cues such as volatile crude oil prices, along with the policy stance of major global central banks and the ongoing quarterly results season are expected to guide the Indian equity market's trajectory next week.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mere protests won't do, have to work at grassroots for women's safety: FLO President
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Mere protests over heinous crimes like rape are not enough and work is needed on the ground to ensure the safety of women, according to the newly appointed head of Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO).
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
I dedicate my Dadasaheb Phalke award to Mira: Shahid Kapoor
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, who bagged the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award (Best Actor) for his performance in "Padmaavat", has dedicated the award to wife Mira Rajput.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Meals in the mountains (Book Extract)
ATTN EDITORS: "The Himalayan Arc: Journeys East of Southeast" edited by Namita Gokhale focuses on a crucial, enthralling, politically turbulent, yet often under-reported part of the Himalayan belt -- the "East of South-east". With over 30 contributors, it attempts to describe the sense of shared lives and cultural connectivity between the denizens of this area. Poetry, fiction, and mysticism are juxtaposed with essays on strategy and diplomacy, espionage and the deep state, photographs, folk tales, and fables. We bring you this exclusive extract with the permission of the publisher, HarperCollins.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
No business problems, only people's problems: Shiv Khera (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) There are no business problems, only people problems -- and once these get resolved, so do the business problems, says motivational guru Shiv Khera, whose fifth book has just hit the stands while the first one has entered its 20th year and is set to be relaunched.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
James M. Cain's bleak view of human nature and relationships (Column: Bookends)
Why do we like evil, or rather, are fascinated by it, especially in its literary manifestations? Philosophically, evil is needed, for without it how can we recognise/do good, the fundamental underpinning of virtually all religions and moral systems? This may also hold true in the literary sense, where we also can experience a vicarious view of its course -- without the resultant consequences.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Heart patients who walk faster hospitalised less
London, April 22 (IANS) Increasing the pace of walking may bring some added benefits as researchers have found that faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It was a sunny and pleasant morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 21.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met Office said.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Macron, Sisi voice support for political settlement in Syria
Cairo, April 22 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and French President Emmanuel Macron have voiced support for political settlement in Syria, the Egyptian presidential spokesman said in a statement.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
Record numbers to run London Marathon
London, April 22 (IANS) Record numbers are expected to start the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday after more than 41,000 has registered for the race, organisers said.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports
EU, Mexico conclude new trade agreement negotiations
Brussels, April 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) and Mexico concluded negotiations for a new trade agreement that will eliminate tariffs on virtually all products, the European Commission has said here.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Belgium,National,Business/Economy
Manchester United beat Tottenham to reach FA Cup final
London, April 22 (IANS) Ander Herrera scored the winner as Manchester United advanced into a record-equalling 20th FA Cup final at the expense of Tottenham at Wembley Stadium here.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
World Bank shareholders endorse capital increase plan
Washington, April 22 (IANS) The World Bank has said its shareholders endorsed a capital increase package, a series of internal reforms, and a set of policy measures to strengthen the international lender's capabilities.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Kerry Katona wants to send her ashes into space
London, April 22 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona has reportedly arranged to have her ashes scattered in space after she dies.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump accuses former FBI boss of breaking law
Washington, April 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had broken the law when he leaked classified documents to the press.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Iran defiant to US threats to quit nuke deal
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Iranian officials vowed on Saturday to retaliate the US threats to possibly withdraw from the landmark 2015 international nuclear deal and expressed assurance that that will not hurt the country.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
OPCW experts visit site of alleged chemical attack in Syria
The Hague, April 22 (IANS) Experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Saturday visited one of the sites in Douma, Syria, where a chemical attack allegedly took place on April 7 to collect samples for analysis.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Kim shows rare PDA With Kanye
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West were seen getting up, close and personal at Kourtney Kardashian's birthday party.
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran dismisses US allegations on human rights
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday rejected recent anti-Iran human rights allegations by the US as "biased" and "politically-motivated".
2018-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
May extend state of emergency for 10th time: Erdogan
Ankara, April 22 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey may extend the state of emergency for the 10th time for the peace of the country when necessary.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Amber Rose walks naked around son
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Amber Rose says she walks around naked in front of her five-year-old son Sebastian "all the time".
2018-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
OneRepublic pays tribute to Avicci on their maiden India concert
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The American pop-rock band that enthralled Mumbaikars on their first ever live performance on Saturday night, paid a tribute to the young DJ Avicci, whose sudden demise shocked the music world.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rome celebrates 2,771st birthday
Rome, April 22 (IANS) Celebrations took place across Rome on Saturday as the capital of Italy commemorated its founding 2,771 years ago.
2018-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
17 dead after 2 dragon boats overturn
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Seventeen people were confirmed dead after two dragon boats overturned on Saturday in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said.
2018-04-22
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre congratulates Bengal for becoming revenue surplus
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The Central government has congratulated the West Bengal government as the state has become revenue surplus in March, officials said.
2018-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Karnataka BJP MP Sreeramulu contesting assembly polls
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) BJP's Lok Sabha lawmaker from Karnataka's Ballari, B. Sreeramulu on Saturday filed nomination to contest in the May 12 assembly elections from Molakamuru (reserved) seat in Chitradurga district.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Standardization of home healthcare to benefit the aged
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Quality and Accreditation Institute (QAI) on Saturday said it has set benchmarks for the home healthcare industry, to open doors for respectable players and medical insurers thereby benefiting a large section of the country's ageing population.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Cell to address complaints of sexual exploitation in Tollywood
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Amid the raging row over casting couch in Telugu film industry, the Telangana government on Saturday decided to form a special cell to look into complaints of sexual exploitation.
2018-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
De Villiers gives RCB 6-wicket win over Delhi
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) A.B. de Villiers blasted 90 not out as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Delhi Daredevils (DD) by six wickets here on Saturday to end their two-match losing streak in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Imprint of Adi Shankaracharya apparent in contemporary India: President
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that imprint of eight century theologian Adi Shankaracharya are still apparent in contemporary India.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Rs 3.5 lakh crore needed for internal security in 2020-25: MHA
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday said it had informed the 15th Finance Commission about its budgetary requirement of more than Rs 3.5 lakh crore for internal security and other responsibilities between 2020-25.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Domestic roadblocks impacted India's export prospects in 2017-18: PHD Chamber
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Buisness body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday said that the "after-effects of demonetisation and teething problems of GST" have significantly impacted the potential of exports growth.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Karnataka CM to contest from second assembly seat
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will contest also from Badami assembly constituency in the state's Vijayapura district in addition to Chamudeshwari in Mysuru, a Congres official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
IPL: We have been batting well as a unit: Agarwal
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal on Saturday said their batsmen have been doing well in this Indian Premier League so far after their nine-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) via Duckworth-Lewis method here.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Jet to inspect four 'CFM56-7B' engines after global safety directives
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Saturday said that it has commenced the mandated engine inspection of four 'CFM56-7B' engines which power some of the Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL: Karthik questions D/L method, vouches for VJD
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik termed the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method "strange" and vouched for Indian counterpart of the rule, the "VJD method", after his team lost to Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets in a rain-truncated Indian Premier League (IPL) game here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Protest against rape takes centerstage at Akassh Aggarwal's show at IRW
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Protest against rape and female molestation was the main theme in Jewellery designer Akassh K. Aggarwal's show at India Runway Week here on Saturday when acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal walked the runway.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian Tigers beat Russian team in WSB tie
Rohtak, April 21 (IANS) Indian Tigers defeated Patriot Boxing Team of Russia 3-2 in a Word Series of Boxing (WSB) tie here on Saturday evening.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
No unfairness in selecting ministers: Amarinder
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) With accusations being made by his own party legislators that he picked up only his loyalists as ministers in his government, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday that the selections were made to give representation to all categories.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Shamita Shetty prepping up for 'The Tenant'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Shamita Shetty is excited about her next film "The Tenant", which will be helmed by Sushrut Jain.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IPL: Pant, Iyer guide Delhi to 174/5 against Bangalore
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Shreyas Iyer (52) and Rishabh Pant (85) helped Delhi Daredevils (DD) post a fighting 174/5 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Bengal SEC fixes April 23 for filing of panchayat poll nominations
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Acting on a Calcutta High Court order, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday fixed April 23 as the extended deadline for filing of nomination papers for the coming panchayat polls in the state, an official notification said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TDP's Balakrishna faces BJP protest for using derogatory words against PM
Hyderabad/Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) Derogatory words used by senior Telugu actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator N. Balakrishna against Prime Minister Narendra Modi triggered protests by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Karnataka BJP MP Sreeramulu contesting assembly polls
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) BJP's Lok Sabha MP from Karnataka's Ballari, B. Sreeramulu on Saturday filed his nomination papers to contest the May 12 assembly elections from Molakamuru seat in Chitradurga district.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Getafe earn 1-0 away win over Eibar in La Liga
Eibar (Spain), April 21 (IANS) Getafe on Saturday defeated Eibar 1-0, moving one step closer to finishing the Spanish football league in Europa League-qualifying position.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Atletico coach says Costa unlikely to play first leg vs Arsenal
Madrid, April 21 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone on Saturday said injured forward Diego Costa may not appear in the upcoming first leg of the Europa League semi-finals against Arsenal on Thursday at Emirates Stadium in London.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nadal eliminates Dimitrov, to play for 11th Monte Carlo title
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 21 (IANS) World No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain beat Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday, advancing to fight for his 11th title at the Monte-Carlo Masters.
2018-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Amarinder welcomes death penalty for rape of minors
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday hailed the Central government's ordinance paving the way for death penalty in cases of rape of minors.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
JNU Engineering school set to open in July
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to open its new engineering college in July this year with 50 seats, which will be increased later, a varsity official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Naidu 'unhappy' over publicity for impeachment motion details
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is examining an impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, is learnt to have asked the Secretariat of the upper house of Parliament to see if there is a precedent on opposition members giving out details of such a motion to the media before it is examined.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Roma routs Spal 3-0 in Serie A
Ferrara (Italy), April 21 (IANS) As Roma routed Spal 3-0 on Saturday to move to the provisional third psoition in the Serie A football championship.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Heatwave conditions in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Heatwave conditions prevailed in Odisha with 12 places recording maximum temperatures above 40 degree Celsius on Saturday, the met department said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Gandhi family loyalist in Rae Bareli joins BJP
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Dinesh Pratap Singh, a confidante of former Congress President and Rae Bareli MP Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday joined the BJP in the presence of party chief Amit Shah. His younger brother and Zila Panchayat Chairman Avdhesh Singh also joined the BJP.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jet to inspect four 'CFM56-7B' engines after global safety directives
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Saturday said that it has commenced the mandated engine inspection of four 'CFM56-7B' engines which power some of the Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UAE participates in 34th Space Symposium in Colorado
Washington, April 21 (IANS/WAM) A high level delegation representing the UAE Space Agency participated in the 34th Space Symposium this week in Colorado.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Diplomacy
Philippines slams US human rights report
Manila, April 21 (IANS) The Philippines on Saturday slammed the US for raising concerns about alleged extrajudicial killings in the country and increase on police impunity in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Palestinian electrical engineer killed in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, April 21 (IANS) A 35-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead near his home on Saturday by two unidentified gunmen, police said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Several injured during Manipur protest
Imphal, April 21 (IANS) Several persons were injured on Saturday after the police fired tear gas shells in Imphal East district to control the crowd protesting against a decision of the state government to shift a hospital from Sagolmang to another constituency.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
40 crude bombs recovered from house in Bengal
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As many as 40 crude bombs were recovered from an abandoned house in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday.A
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Instead of death penalty, improve implementation of existing laws: Amnesty
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Human rights organisation Amnesty International India on Saturday termed a "knee-jerk reaction" the decision to introduce death penalty for those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12, calling on the government to improve implementation of existing laws to protect children from sexual abuse.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
North Korea freezes missile, nuclear tests; world hails move
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday announced freezing of its missile tests along with shutting down of a nuclear test site, a significant development that received a broad international welcome.
2018-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Congress hits back at Jaitley over revenge jibe
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday hit back at Union Minister Arun Jaitley over his remarks terming the impeachment move of opposition members as a "revenge petition", saying it is important to be "right" than to be on the "right side of powers".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab ride Gayle-Rahul show to beat KKR and top IPL table
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul made short work of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as they won by nine wickets via the Duckworth Lewis (D/L) method in a rain-truncated Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Income Tax sleuths seize cash, gold in poll-bound Karnataka (Lead, correcting Para two)
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Income-Tax (I-T) sleuths seized Rs 4.13 crore in cash and 4.52 kg gold jewellery valued at Rs 1.32 crore during raids conducted over the last three weeks in poll-bound Karnataka, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
DCW chief Maliwal to end fast on Sunday
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal, whose indefinite hunger strike to demand death for rapists of children continued for the ninth day on Saturday, said she would end her fast at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian American teen shot dead for firing on police
Washington, April 21 (IANS) An Indian American teenager wanted on a felony firearms possession warrant was killed in police firing after he used firearms on them in California, officials said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
PCB officials to arrive in Kolkata on Sunday for ICC meeting
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nazam Sethi and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Subhan Ahmed are slated to arrive in the city on Sunday to attend the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting next week.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Opposition move to impeach CJI suicidal, dangerous: Legal luminaries
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Several legal luminaries and a constitutional expert on Saturday decried the opposition's move to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, describing it as "unfortunate", "suicidal" and "dangerous".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Centre invites design suggestions for museum on PMs
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The central government has invited suggestions for architectural and interiors designs for a proposed museum dedicated to the Prime Ministers of India, with the winner getting Rs 10,000.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Zimbabwean woman held for drug smuggling
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A Zimbabwean woman was caught at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here while trying to smuggle five kg ephedrine drug valued at 35 lakh, a CISF official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three civilians injured in J&K clashes
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Three civilians sustained firearm injuries during clashes with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday during an anti-militancy operation, police said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
Golfer Gangjee second at Panasonic Open
Osaka, April 21 (IANS) India's Rahil Gangjee carded a third-round three-under 68 to trail South Koreas Hyungsung Kim by a stroke at the Panasonic Open Golf Championship here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
CPI-M differentiates between regional parties and Congress as allies
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) differentiates between regional secular parties and the Congress as far as alliances are concerned, senior leader Brinda Karat said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Life insurers' new business premium up 11% in 2017-18
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As many as 24 life insurers posted a 11 per cent growth in first year premium income to over Rs 1.93 lakh crore in 2017-18, as compared to about Rs 1.75 lakh crore collected by them in the previous fiscal.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Pakistani traders end protest after Army agrees to demands
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Traders from Pakistan's North Waziristan have called off a week-long protest in Islamabad after the Army agreed to compensate them for losses to their businesses owing to an anti-terror operation in the region, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Tripura urges Centre for relaxing norms to recruit over 12,000 teachers
Agartala, April 21 (IANS) The BJP government in Tripura has urged the Centre for one-time relaxation in academic and other qualifications to facilitate recruitment of 12,222 teachers to overcome their shortage in the state, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Education
Honda's Anish gets first point at Asia Road Racing meet
Adelaide, April 21 (IANS) Idemitsu Honda Racing India team's Anish D. Shetty snapped his first point of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) season in the second round at the Asia Production 250cc class on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Motorsports
Cabinet approves restructured scheme to make local bodies self-sustainable
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Saturday approved a restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) scheme aimed at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable and more efficient through use of e-governance vis-a-vis service delivery and transparency.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress promotes dynasty, we promote development: Amit Shah
Rae Bareli, April 21 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of pursuing politics of dynasty and conspiracy, BJP President Amit Shah demanded on Saturday that its President, Rahul Gandhi, apologise for the "saffron terror" remarks against his party.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Global trade in 2018 to be "overshadowed" by US-China dispute: EIU report
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Global trade will be "overshadowed by the ongoing dispute" between US and China in 2018, a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) has said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Laying of 2 new turfs for Hockey World Cup to be completed by June
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday said that laying of two new turfs at the Kalinga Stadium for the Men's Hockey World Cup will be completed by the end of June.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
IPL: Bangalore opt to bowl against Delhi
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Delhi Daredevils in the 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
PM urges civil servants to commit themselves to achieve a 'new India'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked civil servants to use technology to improve governance and commit themselves towards a "New India".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WHO includes Shimla doctor's protocol in new guidelines on rabies prophylaxis
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued revised guidelines on rabies prophylaxis by incorporating a low-cost treatment protocol recommended by a Himachal Pradesh government doctor for dog-bite patients.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Kathua girl's sedation, rape confirmed by medical experts: J&K Police
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch on Saturday said reports in a section of media regarding the Kathua rape-murder case were false and that medical experts had confirmed the sedation, sexual assault and subsequent murder of the eight-year-old girl.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More than 7,000 students visit IIT Delhi Open House
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) More than 7,000 students visited the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) as it opened its gates to school children on Saturday, showcasing a number of its innovations and technologies it developed in last one year.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Pakistan court directs Interior Ministry to decide Indian Sikh woman's fate
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Lahore High Court directed Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday to decide within 30 days the fate of Indian Sikh woman pilgrim who converted to Islam, married a Lahore-based man and moved the court for citizenship and visa extension.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Rise above difference to bring about change, urges Aamir
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan hopes that people unify, irrespective of their socio-political and economic differences, for the pursuit of bringing about positive change.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
IPL: Rain stops play between KKR, Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab looked on course to gun down 192 set by Kolkata Knight Riders when rain interrupted play in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday
London, April 21 (IANS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday celebrated her 92nd birthday, an occasion marked with gun salutes across the capital.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
61 players to join national women's hockey camp in Bengaluru
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Saturday named 61 women players for the Senior Women National Camp, commencing on Sunday at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre, Bengaluru.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sushma Swaraj arrives in Beijing, to hold talks with Wang Yi
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived on Saturday in Beijing on a four-day China visit where she will hold crucial bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ministerial-level meeting.
2018-04-21
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian, Pakistan army exchange fire across LoC
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The Indian and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday, defence officials said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Fresh nomination for Bengal Panchayat polls on April 23: SEC
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The West Bengal State Election Commission, after meeting with various political parties and representatives of the state government, selected April 23 as the extended day for filing nominations for the coming Panchayat polls, a senior official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal Panchayat polls: BJP boycotts SEC's all-party meet
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) A BJP delegation on Saturday boycotted the all-party meeting convened by the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC), accusing it of not allowing more than two of their members in the meeting and threatened to move to the court again, if necessary.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
9 new ministers inducted into Amarinder government; other hopefuls sulk
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Nine new cabinet ministers were inducted into the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab on Saturday, while two women ministers were elevated to cabinet rank.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Hero Team's Mena finishes 15th, Santosh 19th at Merzouga Rally
Merzouga (Morocco), April 21 (IANS) Oriol Mena and C.S. Santosh of Hero MotoSports Team Rally finished 15th and 19th respectively in the Merzouga Rally here.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Motorsports
South Africa calling for Sunny Leone (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone is heading to South Africa to shoot "Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone". She says this year has been one of the best years of her life.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Momina Mustehsan urges Ali Zafar to apologise
Lahore, April 21 (IANS) Popular singer Momina Mustehsan has urged actor Ali Zafar and all men who have violated a woman in any way, to acknowledge their fault and apologise unconditionally.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Is operating ratio of Indian Railways the worst: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday asked if the operating ratio of Indian Railways is the worst and added that if the ratio is close to 100 per cent or has exceeded it, that indicated a "comprehensive failure of management."
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Rajasthan aim to return to winning ways against Mumbai (Preview)
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals will aim to bounce back after suffering two consecutive losses, while Mumbai Indians will be in search of their second win when they face-off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
IPL-2018: KKR ride Lynn's 74 to post challenging 191/7
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode Chris Lynn's 41-ball 74 to post 191/7 in 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Death penalty for rapists of children: Maliwal to continue fast
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal, on the ninth day of her hunger strike, said she would continue her fast till the time the ordinance on the death penalty for rapists of children -- which was approved by the Union Cabinet on Saturday -- is not promulgated.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Teen who hacked top US officials gets 2 years jail
London, April 21 (IANS) A British teenager who hacked into a former US security chief's TV and taunted him by posting a "I own you" message on the screen, besides targeting CIA and FBI officials, has been sentenced two years behind bars on Friday
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Silence against hatred is complicity: Actress Swara Bhaskar
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Outspoken actress Swara Bhaskar, who has made a name for herself in Bollywood with strong roles in some offbeat films, says she loves to take hateful trolls head on as it very important "to expose the hatred and the low level of humanity of so many of these trolls" that are often paid for by vested interests.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Politics,IANS Life
Living up to professional demands: Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Stunts can be risky at 75, but that's not stopping Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan from doing any of it. He says there's always an effort to meet professional demands.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Himachal to fill 200 more posts of doctors
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has filled 262 posts of MBBS doctors through walk-in interviews and 200 more posts would be filled to meet their shortage in rural and far-flung areas, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
HDFC Bank declares 13% dividend on Rs 17,486 cr net profit
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Private HDFC Bank on Saturday said it closed last fiscal with a net profit of Rs 17,486.75 crore.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
DRI busts diesel smuggling racketin Andhra, TN
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a diesel smuggling racket in the guise of mineral spirit by some operators based in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh and here, an official statement said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gay rights of no importance in Kenya: Kenyatta
London, April 21 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that his country does not consider gay rights "relevant" as it goes against the cultural beliefs of Kenyans.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Equities surged on IMD's monsoon forecast, healthy IT earnings (Market Review)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Forecast of normal monsoon rains, along with healthy earnings in the IT sector, lifted the Indian equity markets during the week ended Friday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod for death penalty for raping children below 12
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that provides for death penalty to those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12 and life term for raping a girl below age of 16.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No parole for mafia don Abu Salem to get married
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Saturday rejected an application by incarcertated mafia don Abu Salem seeking 45 days parole for getting married, official sources said here.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP has prepares bands of 'rapist rakshaks': Brinda Karat
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has prepared bands of men who are "rapist rakshaks", CPI-M leader Brinda Karat alleged on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Custodial death case: Senior Kerala Police official transferred
Aluva (Kerala), April 21 (IANS) A senior Kerala Police official - Ernakulam's Superintendent of Police, Rural, A.V.George was on Saturday was transferred in wake of the ongoing Crime Branch probe into a custodial death in the district.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves Ordinance to confiscate properties of fugitive economic offenders
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to bring back defaulters of huge bank loans who escape to refuges abroad, the Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that would provide for attachment and confiscation of the properties of the economic offenders.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Punjab elect to field against KKR
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper R Ashwin won the toss and decided to field against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Red Cross officer killed in Yemen shooting
Aden, April 21 (IANS) A member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Yemen's Taiz province on Saturday, a security official said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Yemen,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Not doing anything on-screen was hardest: Banita Sandhu on 'October'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Staying still with her eyes shut and not doing anything on-screen was the hardest challenge for British Indian actress Banita Sandhu while shooting "October".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Missouri Governor indicted for misusing charity list
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The governor of the US state of Missouri has been indicted on a felony charge of computer tampering relating to his campaign's alleged procurement of a non-profit donor list without the charity's knowledge.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stronger people have sharper brains: Study
London, April 21 (IANS) If you thought hitting the gym only builds your physical strength, think again. A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that stronger people perform better in brain functioning tests.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sessions 'threatened to resign' if his deputy fired: Report
Washington, April 21 (IANS) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned the White House that he may resign if President Donald Trump fired his deputy Rod J. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Espanyol sack coach Flores
Barcelona, April 21 (IANS) La Liga football club Espanyol has sacked coach Quique Sanchez Flores and sporting director Jordi Lardin.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nushrat Bharucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cabinet approves restructured scheme for making local bodies self-sustainable
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Saturday approved a restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) scheme aimed at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable and more efficient.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Proud of being part of 'Bharat': Sunil Grover
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Comedian-actor Sunil Grover, who has bagged a role in superstar Salman Khan starrer "Bharat", says he is proud to be a part of the project.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer drawn into Cohen probe
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The former lawyer of two women who were paid to stay silent about thier alleged affair with Donald Trump, has been drawn into the federal probe into the US President's attorney, Michael Cohen.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Control your emotions and resume classes, Minister tells J&K students
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday advised students protesting over the Kathua rape-murder case to control their emotions and resume their classes.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
IPL: Confident Chennai up against Hyderabad (Preview)
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Fresh from a thumping win over Rajasthan Royals (RR), a confident Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 20th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Cabinet nod for death penalty for raping children below 12
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday approved an ordinance on the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infant raped, killed in MP; 1 arrested
Indore, April 21 (IANS) A four-month-old girl was sexually assaulted and murdered in Madhya Pradeshs Indore town, police said, adding that the accused has been arrested.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Users' data transmitted over 'HTTP' at great hacking risk: Kaspersky
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) As the Facebook data scandal refuses to die down, researchers at Russia-based Kaspersky Labs have revealed that unencrypted user data transmitted over insecure "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP)" is at heightened risk of hacking.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Beer belly bad for your heart
New York, April 21 (IANS) If you have developed a spare tyre, it is time you saw a doctor to assess your cardiovascular health as researchers have found that belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Apple loses $60bn over reports of weak smartphone demand in 2018
Taipei, April 21 (IANS) Apple lost over $60 billion in market cap in two days after Taiwan Semiconductor, Apple's biggest supplier, said in an earnings update that second-quarter revenues would be hit by "weak demand from the mobile sector".
2018-04-21
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology,Business/Economy
Income Tax sleuths seize cash, gold in poll-bound Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Income-Tax (I-T) sleuths seized Rs 4.13 crore in cash and 4.52 kg gold jewellery valued at Rs 1.32 crore during raids conducted over the last three weeks in poll-bound Karnataka, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod for death penalty for raping children below 12
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday approved an ordinance on death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why are many celebs shy of speaking up on issues like child rape? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
Barring a few, the Indian film industry has remained largely mute on the spate of savage crimes against women and children in the country.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
10 killed in Nicaragua protests over pension reforms
Managua, April 21 (IANS) Ten people have been killed in Nicaragua in three days of violent clashes between police and opponents of changes to the pension system, officials said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Nicaragua,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dainik Jagran lit fest faces boycott over Kathua rape fake news
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Several poets, writers, theatre activists and journalists have boycotted Hindi daily Dainik Jagran's literature festival "Bihari Samvadi" on Saturday to protest against its repeatedly publishing a news story claiming the eight-year-old Kathua victim was not raped.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadal hails performance after win over Thiem
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 21 (IANS) Spanish star Rafael Nadal said after his 6-0, 6-2 victory over Dominic Thiem in the Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals that he had been sharp in every aspect of the game.
2018-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Yashwant Sinha announces end of his association with BJP
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been trenchant in his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, on Saturday announced that he was snapping his links with the BJP and launching a countrywide campaign to save the democracy.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Healing herbs for new moms
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) New mothers who struggle with post-delivery weakness can find respite in natural ingredients which help heal the postpartum body, experts say.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
North Korea suspends missile, nuclear tests
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday announced its suspension of all missile tests and shutting down of nuclear test site, saying its quest for nuclear arms was "complete" and it "no longer needed" to test its weapons capability.
2018-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
CRPF trooper killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack
Raipur, April 21 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper has been killed during a gun battle between the security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There's a drama queen in me: Neha Kakkar
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Popular singer Neha Kakkar, who features in her latest music video "Oh Humsafar" with actor Himansh Kohli, says there has been a streak of a drama queen in her since childhood.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zayn Malik gets his shaved head tattooed
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik has added to his collection of body tattoos. This time, he has got inked on his shaved head.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Google's 'Chat' service a precious gift to cybercriminals: Amnesty
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Google's decision to launch a new messaging service called "Chat" without end-to-end encryption shows utter contempt for the privacy of Android users and has handed a precious gift to cybercriminals and government spies alike, Amnesty International has said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Roberta Flack falls ill at felicitation ceremony
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Roberta Flack was rushed out of the historic Apollo Theater here and was taken to the hospital.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big reforms made India fastest growing major economies globally: Garg
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The major reforms undertaken by the Indian government for raising economic growth and maintaining macroeconomic stability have made the country one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, said Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Students, security forces clash in J&K
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Clashes broke out between students and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Saturday despite the authorities shutting down most colleges and schools in the valley.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Natalie Portman doesn't want to endorse Benjamin Netanyahu
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman, who cancelled a planned trip to receive a prestigious Israeli award after a government official in the country slammed her, says she doesn't want to endorse Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nusrat Barucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
US, China, Japan welcome N.Korea's decision to suspend n-tests
Washington/Beijing/Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) The US, China and Japan have welcomed North Korea's decision to suspended nuclear tests and inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indian filmmakers scout locations in southern France
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Five representatives from the Indian film industry are currently on a five-day tour of the Occitanie region in southern France to explore possibilities for shooting movies.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Harvard alumni, now faculty, vote to form union
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Harvard University graduates now teaching at the institution have voted to form a labour union to bargain for higher salaries despite opposition from the management.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Education
Running marathon boosts immunity: Study
London, April 21 (IANS) Debunking the 'myth' that strenuous exercise increases infection risk by suppressing the immune system, a new study says that competing in endurance sports like marathon running may actually be beneficial for upping immunity.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nicaragua accepts dialogue call after protests
Managua, April 21 (IANS) Nicaragua has accepted a call for dialogue by the private sector to discuss a new set of social security measures, which have led to widespread protests and violence in the country that killed at least five persons and injured around 100 in three days.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Nicaragua,Politics
From 'sui-dhaaga' to sustainable fashion: Rural women weavers find new identity
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) What happens when women from "silai schools" in rural India up the ante under the expert guidance of fashion designers? They not only hone their skills and amplify their earning potential but also learn about fashion, gain confidence and respect and the permission to move out of their homes.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Strong winds knock down Myanmar clock tower
Yangon, April 21 (IANS) A strong wind has knocked down an old clock tower in Myanmar's Sagaing region, media reported on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
World Cup spurs soccer trading card frenzy in Peru
Lima, April 21 (IANS) The return of the Peruvian national team to the World Cup after a 36-year absence has spurred a boom in sales of player trading cards and stickers across this South American nation.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Mönchengladbach thrash clueless Wolfsburg
Mönchengladbach (Germany), April 21 (IANS) Borussia Mönchengladbach remained in the hunt for European slots with a 3-0 win against Wolfsburg, who sit uncomfortably close to the Bundesliga drop zone.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Nihal Singh was the last of the Gentlemen Editors (Comment)
These are such desperate times for journalism that S. Nihal Singh's departure at 89 triggers memories about a phase in the profession that dreams are made of.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Opinion/Commentary
Leganes, Deportivo in goalless stalemate
Leganes (Spain), April 21 (IANS) Leganes will have to wait at least another week to assure themselves of staying in the top tier of Spanish football after managing only a 0-0 draw against 18th-place Deportivo La Coruna here.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sportswoman accuses Karnataka doctor of rape, probe on
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), April 21 (IANS) A prominent international level sportswoman from Maharashtra has accused a Karnataka doctor of raping her for two years, police said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anupam Kher wraps up 'The Accidental Prime Minister' schedule
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has wrapped up the London schedule for his upcoming political drama "The Accidental Prime Minister".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Freak accident kills 7 in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, April 21 (IANS) In a freak accident, a child apparently disengaged the hand-brake of a car leading it to roll down a roadside gorge killing seven persons, including four women and a child, police said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shun plastics, plant more trees, create behavioural changes (April 21 is World Earth Day)
Earth -- our home -- is a truly magnificent place. Around 8.7 million species have lived and evolved on this planet over and across time immemorial. It is a purely vibrant place we inhabit -- and it is in grave danger.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Carrie Underwood shows close-up photo of face with scar
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) After suffering a scary accident in November that left her with over 40 stitches on her face and a broken right wrist, singer Carrie Underwood has shared a close-up photograph of her scars.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Global showbiz world pays tribute to music genius Avicii
Los Angeles/Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Tributes came in abundance for Swedish DJ Avicii, whose demise has left the global showbiz world in shock. He was a young, talented, genius and passionate music artiste, who shaped sounds for the pop music industry, said the celebrities.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
BJP seeks action against Balakrishna for verbal attack on Modi
Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded action against senior Telugu actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator N. Balakrishna for using objectionable language while targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Decomposed body near Kovalam may be of missing Latvian woman
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Ths sister and friend of a Latvian woman, Liga Skromane, who went missing in March, on Saturday identified a decomposed body recovered from near Kovalam to be of the victim, Kerala Police saidd.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raising a wolf to know our life's simian and vulpine choices (Book Review)
Title: The Philosopher and the Wolf; Author: Mark Rowlands; Publisher: Granta Books; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 499
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Canon infusing AI into cameras for Indian millennials (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the millennials in India constantly strive to click that "wow" moment and instantly share it with friends on social media, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled cameras with "minds of their own" are the future that will create perfect shots for them, a top Canon executive has emphasised.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Skull surgery performed on Stone Age cow: Study
Paris, April 21 (IANS) For the first time, a definite example of cranial surgery has been found in a cow from Stone age that suggests that animal trials were held before graduating to humans, a study said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, France,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Apple offers battery replacement for some 13-inch MacBook Pros
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to compensate for some manufacturing defects, Apple has rolled out a battery replacement programme for its "non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro" devices.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Human beings versus stereotypes: Indian-American actor on breaking cliches (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) At a time when the diversity debate in Hollywood is getting bigger with every passing moment, the Apu controversy -- that emerged from the world of "The Simpsons" -- is not only alive but making headlines as well. But all is not lost.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,Diaspora,IANS Life
G20 financial leaders see downside risks to global economy from trade disputes
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Financial leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) have expressed concerns that trade disputes among major economies could pose downside risks to the global economy, Argentine Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian boxers will improve medals tally at Asiad: Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Praising his fellow boxers for their performance at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, star pugilist and gold medal winner Vikas Krishan Yadav asserted that the Indian squad will improve their medal haul at the Asian Games later this year.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Martin's Corner: The little store that became a local legend (Book Extract)
ATTN EDITORS: "Secret Sauce" is an in-depth look at 40 of India's most iconic and successful restaurants, not just as landmarks and must-visit destinations but also as businesses that have stood the test of time and upheld their standards of dining and culinary excellence. From a 100-year-old no-frills eatery in Bengaluru to an award-winning dine-out venue in Delhi, from inventive cafes to nationwide chains that have scaled admirably, this book is a sumptuous treat for aspiring food entrepreneurs, foodies, and anyone interested in the success secrets and inner workings of the restaurant business in India. This is the second of two exclusive extracts reproduced with permission from the publisher, Harper Business.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Russia advocates broader UN presence in Syria
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said building up the presence of the United Nations (UN) in Syria deserves attention as it will help collect reliable information.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Over 5 killed in Nicaraguan protests
Managua, April 21 (IANS) Violent anti-government protests that spread across Nicaragua in response to its social security system reforms have claimed more than five lives in three days of rioting, reports said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Nicaragua,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US human rights report criticises violations in India by both government, terrorists
New York, April 21 (IANS) The US State Department's human rights report criticises India for violations by police and security forces while at the same time noting the "serious abuses" by separatist insurgents and terrorists.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC, succumbs
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) A soldier injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Rajouri district, has succumbed to his injuries, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Twitter suffers another worldwide outage
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) For the second time this week, Twitter users around world faced difficulties in sharing their thoughts on the microblogging platform, the media reported.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Stolen UEFA Europa League trophy recovered
Mexico City, April 21 (IANS) The UEFA Europa League trophy has been recovered, two days after it was stolen, after a private exhibition in Mexico's Guanajuato state, officials said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Twitter bans Russia-based Kaspersky Lab from buying ads
Moscow/New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Twitter has banned Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform, stating that the company "operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices."
2018-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
'Sanju' to be mega blockbuster: Subhash Ghai
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) With just three days left for the teaser release of Sanjay Dutt's biopic "Sanju", Bollywood showman Subhash Ghai said the film is going to be amazing and a very big blockbuster.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It was a sunny and breezy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the maximum temperature set to touch 38 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Sanju' teaser to release on April 24 morning
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who is busy with the post-production of his upcoming film "Sanju", featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor, has confirmed that the film's teaser will be released on Tuesday morning.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Getting more women into formal workforce is priority for India: IMF
United Nations, April 21 (IANS) India must focus as a priority on ensuring that more women work in the formal sector as it continues with labour reforms, according to Ken Kang, the deputy director in International Monetary Fund (IMF) Asia Pacific Department.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Marx's 0-euro 'souvenir' bills are red hot
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) The German city of Trier is selling thousands of souvenir bank notes with a face value of zero euros in honour of revolutionary, political philosopher Karl Marx, and they are a sold out.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
IMF expects India's role to expand in Indo-Pacific region
United Nations, April 21 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade reforms, Ken Kang, the deputy director in IMF's Asia Pacific Department said on Friday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
US, Japan defence chiefs hold talks
Washington, April 21 (IANS) US Defence Secretary James Mattis has met Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and discussed the new US Defence Strategy, a media report said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Indian-American teen wins $100K in Jeopardy college quiz contest
New York, April 21 (IANS) Indian-American teenager, Dhruv Gaur, has won the $100,000 Jeopardy college quiz championship.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Education
Huge WWII unexploded bomb defused in Berlin
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) The authorities in Berlin on Friday successfully defused a 500 kg British WWII bomb found on Wednesday during construction work in the center of the city.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Human Interest/Society
Shawn Mendes undergoes therapy to cure anxiety
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Shawn Mendes says he is undergoing therapy sessions to stay on top of his mental health issues.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China launches database for stolen foreign antiques
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) The State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) in China launched a database on Friday for stolen foreign antiques to prevent them from entering and circulating in the country.
2018-04-21
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Qualcomm to lay off 1,500 employees to cut costs
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) US Chipmaker Qualcomm started to cut jobs at its facilities in California in order to meet the company's promise to investors to cut costs by $1 billion.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Treat sunburn, improve gastro immune system with yogurt
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Yogurt, the versatile dairy product, is filled with nutrition and is equally useful for skin and hair. Treat sunburns, acne and improve your immunity with yogurt, say experts.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
North Korea suspends nuclear, missile tests
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced the immediate suspension of nuclear and missile tests, media reports said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
Teen gets two years jail for cyber terrorism
London, April 21 (IANS) A British teenager was sentenced to two years behind bars on Friday after he was convicted of illegally obtaining the E-mail and phone accounts of senior US intelligence officials.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Porsche executive arrested in connection with Volkswagen scandal
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) German police arrested a senior Porsche AG executive in the wake of raids this week to gather evidence allegedly linking the sports car maker to Volkswagen AG's emissions scandal, prosecutors said on Friday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parineeti Chopra enjoys time out in Melbourne
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra says Melbourne's food culture, artistic vibe and natural beauty has impressed her.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
DJ Avicii dead at 28
Madrid, April 21 (IANS) World-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, his agent said on Friday. He was 28.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz
Prince Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth head
London, April 21 (IANS) Leaders of the Commonwealth have agreed that the Prince of Wales will succeed the Queen as head of the intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Matt Damon felt giddy while making 'The Great Wall'
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actor Matt Damon says there was a certain giddiness while making action-adventure fantasy "The Great Wall".
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turkish Parliament approves early election bill
Ankara, April 21 (IANS) Turkish Parliament on Friday ratified a bill to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, more than one year earlier than the scheduled date.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in West Bank
West Bank, April 21 (IANS) Palestinian protesters came into confrontation here on Friday with Israeli troops deployed in this important West Bank city, media reports said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, India,Politics
Sebi fines Suzlon Energy over Rs 1 cr for violation of SCRA
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi on Friday imposed a fine of more than Rs 1 crore on Suzlon Energy for violation of Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act (SCRA).
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL: Chennai crush Rajasthan by 64 runs
Pune, April 21 (IANS) Opener Shane Watson hit a fantastic 106-run knock as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 64 runs here on Friday to register their third win in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Indiabulls Housing Finance's Q4 net profit 22.6%
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Indiabulls Housing Finance on Friday reported a 22.6 per cent increase in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Swedish DJ Avicii dead at 28
Muscat, April 20 (IANS) Swedish DJ Avicii was found dead here on Friday. He was 28.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Oman,Cinema/Showbiz
Fresh vote better than Five-Star-League government, says Berlusconi
Campobasso (Italy), April 20 (IANS/AKI) Silvio Berlusconi, leader of Italy's conservative Forza Italia party on Friday said a return to the ballot box would be preferable to a coalition government between the populist Five-Star Movement and the far-right League.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italian President to 'reflect' over weekend on way out of political deadlock
Rome, April 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella will spend the weekend pondering how to form a government after several rounds of talks this month failed to end the political stalemate since the inconclusive March 4 national election, sources said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Shahid Kapoor to be a father again
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor on Friday announced he and his wife Mira Rajput are expecting their second child.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi arrives in Germany
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from Britain here on Friday on the third and last leg of his three-nation tour of Europe.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy
Targeting PM in Unnao, Kathua rape cases is concerted slur: Tripura Governor
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Terming the Unnao and Kathua rape incidents as "despicable, regrettable and condemnable", Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the two cases was a "concerted slur" and he cannot be held responsible for such incidents.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
By sacking adviser, you tried to destroy children's future, Sisodia to Modi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that sacking of Atishi Marlena as his adviser was an attempt at destroying the future of the children of Delhi.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Attempt to defame Hindus through Kathua case: Giriraj Singh
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Friday said as part of a sinister political design, attempts are being made to defame Hindus through the Kathua rape-murder case in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion
Siddaramaiah, JD-S chief, others file nominations for Karnataka polls
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) state President H.D. Kumaraswamy were among those who filed their nominations on Friday for the May 12 Assembly elections, taking the total nominations so far to 708.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Electrosteel acquisition by Vedanta is credit neutral, says Ind-Ra
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Ltd's acquision of 90 per cent stake in the stressed asset Electrosteel Steels Ltd (ESL) through insolvency proceedings was "credit neutral", according to a India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) report released on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Ceasefire pact with Nagaland insurgent groups extended one more year
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday announced it has extended a ceasefire agreement with insurgent groups in Nagaland for one year affecting from April 28.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CPI-M political resolution rules out alliance with Congress, agrees for 'understanding'
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday ruled out an alliance with the Congress party but nevertheless agreed to an "understanding" with it and other "secular opposition parties" inside and outside Parliament.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
IPL: Watson's ton lifts Chennai to 204/5 vs Rajasthan
Pune, April 20 (IANS) A fantastic 106-run knock by opener Shane Watson propelled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to 204/5 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
London's Crystal Palace given green light to redevelop Selhurst Park stadium
London, April 20 (IANS) South London's Croydon Council on Friday gave Crystal Palace Football Club its approval to go ahead with the redevelopment of its home ground, Selhurst Park, and convert it into a state-of-the-art football-coliseum with a capacity of over 34,000 spectators.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mamata welcomes Calcutta HC verdict on Bengal Panchayat polls
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed Calcutta High Court's verdict asking the State Election Commission to extend the nomination deadline and reschedule polling dates for the panchayat polls, saying her government wishes to complete the elections "as early as possible".
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Annoyed SC asks lawyer if his relative was raped
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked an advocate, who alleged that FIRs were not registered by police in rape cases which involve powerful politicians, if he had "any relative who was raped".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigerian, wife held on charge of duping woman in Delhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A Nigerian and his wife have been arrested on the charge of duping a woman of nearly Rs 15.5 lakh through a matrimonial website, police said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Another Reddy brother in BJP's third list for Karnataka polls
New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) The BJP on Friday released third list of 59 candidates for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, including Karunakar Reddy, one of the Reddy brothers from Harapanahalli in Ballari district.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat HC junks Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging his RS win
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected Rajya Sabha (RS) Congress member Ahmed Patel's plea against the admission of BJP's Balwantsinh Rajput's petition challenging the Election Commission (EC)'s decision that resulted in Ahmed Patel's victory in the RS polls last year.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Istanbul football derby suspended amid violence
Istanbul, April 20 (IANS) A Turkish Cup semi-final between two of the country's biggest clubs was abandoned amid unprecedented chaos, after the Besiktas coach was struck by an object thrown from the stands, an incident that shows violence is still common in Turkish football stadiums despite police efforts.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Plea against J&K anti-graft body's powers, SC seeks reply
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Jammu and Kashmir's State Accountability Commission (SAC) on an appeal challenging the SAC's suo moto powers to look into complaints against erring public functionaries.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Puranic period people had superhuman imagination or prototypes: Tripura Governor
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid controversy over Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deba's claim that internet and satellite communication existed in Mahabharata's time, state Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said people in the Puranic period either had superhuman imagination or some kind of prototypes otherwise they could not have conceived such ideas.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Agri-app to answer farmers' queries through live scientist
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Using a new mobile application, soon to hit the market, farmers can now have their crop-related queries answered through a 'chatbot' and this does not work, by a live scientist.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Fourth Kerala policeman arrested for custodial death
Aluva (Kerala) April 20 (IANS) A Kerala Police sub inspector, alleged to have used force which led to the death of a youth in police custody, was arrested here on Friday, said a top police officer.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Probe allegation against Haryana police officer: Court
Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) A district court has directed police to probe allegations against Haryana's senior IPS officer Bharti Arora, now the Inspector General of Police (Vigilance), and a Road Safety Officer (RSO), a lawyer said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC says MPs' public statements on impeachment unfortunate
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dubbed as "unfortunate" the public statements by politicians on the issue of the impeachment of members of the higher judiciary.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New Zealand PM wears Maori cloak to Buckingham Palace
London, April 20 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has created a sartorial stir by donning a traditional Maori coat to meet British Queen Elizabeth II during this week's Commonwealth heads of government meeting.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Three held for killing young computer specialist
Ghaziabad, April 20 (IANS) Two of the three young men who abducted a young computer expert from Ghaziabad and killed him after failing to get a ransom for his release have been arrested, police said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks SEC to announce fresh schedule
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations for the coming panchayat polls and finalise a new election schedule.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Surya, Rudresh selected for Football For Friendship programme
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Twelve-year-old football enthusiasts Surya Varikuti and Rudresh Gaudnour have been selected as Indias representatives at the sixth edition of the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme in June, it was announced on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Morocco, US sign three MoUs
Washington, April 20 (IANS/MAP) Three Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in the areas of energy efficiency, trade promotion and financing of innovative projects have been signed between Morocco and the US at the 4th Morocco-US Trade Forum here.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sunanda Pushkar case: SIT tells SC it prepared draft final report
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday was told by the Delhi Police's special investigation team (SIT) that after "thorough professional and scientific investigations", it has prepared a draft final report into the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
591 Russian hotels fined for inflating prices ahead of World Cup
Russia, April 20 (IANS) Russias consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor reported on Friday that a total of 591 cases of inflating hotel accommodation prices had been registered across the country in host cities of the 2018 football World Cup.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Lokomotiv footballer fined $16,300 for insulting doping control officer
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Lokomotiv Moscow FC footballer Igor Denisov was fined one million rubles ($16,300) for insulting a doping control officer during an out-of-competition testing earlier this week, a senior Russian anti-doping official said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
India's Forex reserves rise by $1.21 bn
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves increased by $1.21 billion as on April 13, official data showed on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Krishnapatnam Port's cargo handling up by 25 percent
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL), which runs India's largest all-weather and deep water port on the east coast, handled 45 million metric tonne (MMT) of cargo in 2017-18, achieving a 25 per cent growth over the previous fiscal's 36.10 MMT, an official said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Modi should pay more attention to women's issues: IMF chief
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian authorities should pay more attention to women's issues in the aftermath of the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Maharashtra's Matheran toy train stations turn 'green'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) All four stations en route the famed Toy Train servicing the eco-sensitive hillstation of Matheran in Maharashtra's Raigad district have turned "green" with installation of solar power and wind energy plants, an official said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya's Kimetto looking to revive career at Vienna marathon
Nairobi, April 20 (IANS) Kenyan World record holder Dennis Kimetto says his injury problems are finally behind him and he is ready for his comeback in the Vienna Marathon on Sunday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Nations must ensure vaccines reach 90% population: WHO
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the World Immunisation Week begins on April 24, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said all member countries must ensure covering 90 per cent of the population each time and listed ways to achieve the target.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
WSB: Indian Tigers set for tough home ties (Preview)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Indias boxing fans are in for a rich treat of professional boxing, with the country all set to host two back to back matches in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) during this weekend.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Congress seeking impeachment for cheap publicity: Goel
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister Vijay Goel on Friday accused the Congress of initiating the motion for the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra for "cheap publicity and scoring political brownie points".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Zimbabwe Parliament summons Mugabe over diamond remarks
Harare, April 20 (IANS) The Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to appear before it to explain his claim that more than $15 billion worth of diamonds had been siphoned out of the country.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rishad, Stephen shine at racing tourney
Aamby Valley (Maharashtra), April 20 (IANS) Rishad Dadachanji and Stephen Pachigalla drove the fastest cars of their respective sections to top proceedings in the four wheeler section in the sixth edition of The Valley Run, held at the picturesque Aamby Valley air strip here.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Motorsports
Iran vows to retaliate if US withdraws nuke deal
Tehran, April 20 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that Tehran has a variety of countermeasures if Washington decides to pull out of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Impeachment move against CJI bid to denigrate judiciary: BJP
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The BJP on Friday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties for submitting an impeachment notice for removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, saying it aims to cover up their repeated failures in judicial battles.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M condemns 'reign of terror' in Tripura
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Friday condemned "the reign of terror" led by the RSS-BJP-IPFT alliance against the party and Left forces throughout Tripura.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Upcoming elections may slow Indian economic reforms pace: IMF chief
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) India's pace of economic reforms may slow down in the coming months because of the impending elections, although it has carried out major reforms that could help the nation reap the benefits of the upswing, said the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Probe allegation against Haryana police officer: Court
Gurgaon, April 20 (IANS) A district court has directed police to probe allegations against Haryana's senior IPS officer Bharti Arora, now the Inspector General of Police (Vigilance) and a Road Safety Officer (RSO), a lawyer said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks poll panel to announce fresh schedule
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations, and finalise a new election schedule for the Panchayat polls.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
2 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers
Gaza, April 20 (IANS) Two Palestinians were killed and over 40 injured on Friday during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers near the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, medics said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Female genital mutilation a crime: Centre to SC
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "crime under existing laws".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Putin ready to meet Trump: Russia
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump following an invitation by the latter, but Moscow is waiting for a detailed proposal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Cricketing greats to mentor Pro Star League's camp
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Pro Star League, an under-16 cricket tournament which aims to identify and nurture talent at the grassroots, will begin the hunt for the best upcoming cricketers in India through a national-level mentorship camp, starting April 21.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Alabama executes 83-year-old serial bomber
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Authorities in the US state of Alabama have executed an 83-year-old man found guilty of murdering a judge and a lawyer with bomb attacks in 1989.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New device to prevent drunk driving
Dehradun, April 20 (IANS) If you are drunk and trying to drive, your vehicle will not start. Uttarakhand researchers have developed a new technology from waste that will prevent vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadal eases into Monte Carlo Masters semis
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal on Friday advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after he dominated Austria's Dominic Thiem in a 6-0, 6-2 victory.
2018-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Backstreet Boys thank 'BSB Army' on 25th anniversary
Dubai, April 20 (IANS) American pop vocal group Backstreet Boys on Friday thanked their fans - the 'BSB Army' for keeping the "backstreet pride" alive for 25 long years.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IPL: Rajasthan put Chennai in to bat in Pune
Pune, April 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to field against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Haryana to hire foreign coaches for sportspersons
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Buoyant over the number of medals won by sportspersons from Haryana in the Commonwealth Games, the Haryana government has decided to hire foreign trainers to impart training to sportspersons in the state ahead of Olympics.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
RCB banking on 4 straight home games to revive IPL campaign: Woakes
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder Chris Woakes believes that they will use the four consecutive home games in Bengaluru as "a springboard" to turn things around after managing only one win in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Online space has opened up creativity barometer: Kabir Sadanand
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor-director Kabir Sadanand, whose new web series is inspired by Kama Sutra, believes the online space gives filmmakers more liberty, but he says makes them responsible too.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Another Reddy brother in BJP's third list for Karnataka
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The BJP on Friday released third list of 59 candidates for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, including Karunakar Reddy, one of the Reddy brothers from Harapanahalli.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SJVN signs MoU to target 9,200 mn units generation this fiscal
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Public sector power generator Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Ltd has signed an MoU with the Union Power Ministry setting a target of generating 9,200 million units of electricity, according to an official announcement on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Sharif wife's chemotherapy treatment ends in UK
London, April 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that the chemotherapy treatment of his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in London, has ended.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nine new ministers to join Amarinder Cabinet
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The decks have been cleared by the Congress high command for the induction of nine new cabinet ministers in the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CPI-M terms 15th Finance Commission's TOR anti-federal
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday voiced over what it called the anti-federal and anti-democratic underpinnings of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the 15th Union Finance Commission.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Malegaon blast: SC asks Purohit to challenge prosecution sanction in trial court
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit to agitate his contention against the sanction given to prosecute him under an anti-terror law before the trial court hearing the case.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Axis Bank commences process to appoint new MD & CEO
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Friday said it has commenced the "succession process to appoint a new Managing Director and CEO".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ramnath, Bhasin part of Fortis' advisory panel, Radiant fifth bidder
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare has named Renuka Ramnath and Lalit Bhasin as members of an "expert advisory committee", while KKR-backed Radiant Life Care was disclosed as the fifth bidder.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sachin Tendulkar could play Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) British star Benedict Cumberbatch says Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will fit the role as superhero Doctor Strange quite well.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Sports
'Bharat Ane Nenu': Mahesh Babu plays a politician India needs (Review)
Film: "Bharat Ane Nenu"; Language: Telugu; Director: Koratala Siva; Cast: Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj and Kiara Advani; Rating: ****
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Global cues depress equity indices, banking stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Negative global cues such as high crude oil prices, along with a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in banking stocks triggered by a likely hawkish stand of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its next monetary policy review subdued the key Indian equity indices on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Handle instruments with care, Ayaan Ali Bangash urges airlines
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Popular sarod player Ayaan Ali Bangash is upset at the manhandling of instruments by airlines.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Respect Kejriwal's request but won't end fast: Maliwal
New Delhi, April 20 ( IANS) Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Friday said that she "respects" Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's request to end her hunger strike but she won't do so.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Badshah loves 'High Fever...' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Rapper Badshah loves the concept of dance reality TV show "High Fever?Dance Ka Naya Tevar".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengaluru thrash East Bengal in Super Cup final
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Skipper Sunil Chhetri led from the front with a brace as Bengaluru FC thrashed 10-man East Bengal 4-1 to win the inaugural Super Cup football tournament here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Prakash Karat not aware of impeachment motion
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) CPI-M leader Prakash Karat on Friday said he was not aware of an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Three held for Surat rape, murder
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) Three persons, including the main perpetrator, involved in the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Surat have been arrested, the Gujarat government said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 security personnel injured in gun battle with Maoists
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Two security personnel were injured in a gun battle with Maoists in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Friday, police said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
CPI-M calls 15th Finance Commission TOR biased, demands amendments
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday expressed deep concern over the "anti-federal and anti-democratic underpinnings" of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the 15th Finance Commission and demanded they be amended.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Streak hints at KKR's plans to get Gayle out early
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) After Chris Gayle blasted a 63-ball 104 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach Heath Streak on Friday hinted that they will look to get the dynamic West Indies batter back in the hut early when they take on Kings XI Punjab here.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Pakistan's anti-graft body to probe Musharraf
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Friday approved an investigation into allegations against former President Pervez Musharraf for "holding assets beyond means" and "wrongful use of authority".
2018-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Siddaramaiah files nomination from Chamundeshwari seat
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday filed his nomination to contest the ensuing state Legislative Assembly elections from Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru, an official said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gionee to launch new smartphones in India on April 26
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid restructuring plans to scale up its India business, Chinese smartphone maker Gionee is set to launch a new range of smartphones on April 26.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Diljit Dosanjh becomes face of fashion brand
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actor Diljit Dosanjh has been roped in as brand ambassador for the menswear of fbb, a fashion retail format from Future Group.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP wins all 5 municipal corporations in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jharkhand won all the five municipal corporations and registered thumping victories in Nagar Parishad and Nagar Panchayat polls, officials said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Agnihotri claims getting threats over 'Mohammad And Urvashi'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri says he has been receiving threats for using "Mohammad" in his upcoming short film "Mohammad and Urvashi".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC for extended deadline for nominations
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday and asked the West Bengal State Election Commission to extend the deadline for filing of nominations for the Panchayat polls.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Promising 'male pill' compound identified
New York, April 20 (IANS) Researchers have identified a compound which turns off the sperm's ability to swim, thereby significantly limiting fertilisation capabilities without causing any physical side effects.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Comedian S.Ve.Shekhar apologies for Facebook forward
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Under all-round attack, actor-turned-politician S.Ve.Shekhar on Friday apologised for forwarding a message that was defamatory of women journalists on his Facebook page.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
Namit Das proud of 'Kaushiki'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Namit Das didn't read the script of "Kaushiki" while signing the web series, and says he is glad that he didn't turn the project down.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Naidu expected to take legal opinion on impeachment motion
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The fate of the motion for impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra rests with Rajya Sabha Chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is likely to seek legal opinion before accepting or rejecting it.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Adolescents' eyes could signal risk of cardiovascular disease
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Structural changes in the retina of adolescents could reveal their risk of cardiovascular disease later, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Bengaluru rout East Bengal in Super Cup final
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Skipper Sunil Chhetri led from the front with a brace as Bengaluru FC thrashed 10-man East Bengal 4-1 to win the inaugural Super Cup football tournament here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Prakash Karat opposes secret ballot for voting on amendments
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) With sharp differences cropping up during discussion on the draft political resolution at the ongoing national conclave of the CPI-M, senior leader Prakash Karat on Friday said he was not in favour of the secret ballot for voting on the amendments as the party constitution has no such provision.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
AI real winner at Microsoft's India talent hunt competition
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A software that features a Virtual Reality (VR)-based immersive view inside a CT or MRI scan where a user can navigate the 3D scan of a human body was the best Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solution at a Microsoft talent hunt competition here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
Lack of Vitamin D may up diabetes risk by 5 times
Seoul, April 20 (IANS) Are you deficient in Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin? Beware, you may be at a greater risk of developing diabetes, warn researchers.
2018-04-20
Category: International, South Korea,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Agra airport gets a strange guest
Agra, April 20 (IANS) Agra's Kheria airport had a strange guest who could not be welcomed by the terminal staff for want of expertise -- an Asian Palm Civet.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
India pushes for BRICS rating agency
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India has urged the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries to set up an independent rating agency of the group, according to an Indian official.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Motorola opens 25 'Moto Hubs' in North-East
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Motorola on Friday expanded its retail presence by opening 25 new "Moto Hubs" in the North-East region.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Trump won't attend Barbara Bush's funeral
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday's funeral service for former First Lady Barbara Bush to "avoid disruptions" and out of respect for her family as well as friends, the White House has said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Punjab-based cyber security firm bags start-up award
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Mohali-based TAC Security, a cyber-security company, has bagged the 'Startup of the Year award' at the 14th Annual 2018 Info Security PG's Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco, a company official said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Centre proposes death penalty for childrens' rapists
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is proposing the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi engineering college again barred from admitting students
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) G.B. Pant Government Engineering College has been barred for the second year in a row from admitting students because the institute has failed in creating basic facilities and infrastructure in the 10 years of its establishment.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Odisha government committed to women's safety: Patnaik
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said his government is committed to provide safety and security to the women and girls of the state.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
From key conspirator in Naroda Patiya massacre, Kodnani now walks free
Ahmedabad, April 20 (IANS) Six years after a trial court punished her for 28 years in jail calling her the key instigator in Gujarat's worst communal massacre that left 97 Muslims dead in 2002 in Ahmedabad's Naroda Patiya, the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani saying there was no evidence to nail her.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nine states/UTs warned of rough seas in next two days
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Nine coastal states and islands have been warned about rough seas over the next two days, a senior Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)official said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Won't end fast till law implemented: DCW chief
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the Central government proposed the death penalty for rapists of children younger than 12, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal, who went without food for the eighth day on Friday, said she won't end her fast until the law comes into force.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fake FB post accused granted bail
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to Kenneth Silveira who was arrested for posting fake information about ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's death on Facebook, even as civil society members protested outside Goa Police headquarters to condemn his arrest.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barcelona favourites against Sevilla in King's Cup final (Preview)
Madrid, April 20 (IANS) FC Barcelona will look for their fourth successive win in the Spanish King's Cup and to take the first step towards a domestic football league and Cup double when they face Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium here on Saturday night.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Audi India sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Luxury carmaker Audi India, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the Union Budget, an official said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Basque group ETA apologizes to victims ahead of dissolution
San Sebastian, April 20 (IANS) Basque separatist group ETA on Friday apologized to the victims of its decades-long conflict for independence, just days before an expected announcement of its dissolution.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Spain,Terrorism
SC dismisses Dawood kin's plea against property attachment
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's mother and sister challenging the Centre's order to attach their properties.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa onshore casino operators demand licence fee reduction
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Onshore casino operators in Goa have demanded a reduction in the recently proposed hike of annual licence fees, adding that they should also be allowed live gaming permits on par with the offshore casino operators in the coastal state.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Documentary to shed light on sexual allegations against singer R. Kelly
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A documentary titled "R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes" will shed light on the various sexual allegations against American R&B singer R. Kelly.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shatrughan calls Lalu his 'best friend'
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Actor-politician and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Friday described jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad as his "best friend".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Mobile Internet suspended in Rajouri
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) Authorities suspended on Friday mobile Internet services in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district as a precaution following the death of a youth.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indians consume far too less calcium than required
Warsaw, April 20 (IANS) Adults in India consume on an average about half the amount of calcium than required for healthy bones, according to a global map of dietary calcium intake launched on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Poland,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Congress using impeachment as political tool: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of using impeachment as a political tool, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it was a revenge petition to intimidate the judiciary following the Supreme Court's verdict on Judge B.H. Loya's death.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Brazil coach on scouting trip to Europe, Asia for 2018 WC
Sao Paulo, April 20 (IANS) Brazilian football team coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as 'Tite', together with his assistants, will travel to Europe and Asia during the next two weeks to study closely the players with options to complete the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
EPL: Chelsea beat Burnley to keep alive top four hopes
London, April 20 (IANS) Chelsea kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the next football season's UEFA Champions League after beating hosts Burnley 2-1 in an English Premier League (EPL) match.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
US airline gives $5,000 cheques to passengers over plane mishap
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US airline Southwest has given $5,000 cheques to passengers of its flight whose engine failure led to an emergency landing in Philadelphia and claimed one woman's life.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Trump seeks to expand US arms sale abroad
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The Trump administration has unveiled a new policy that could vastly expand sales of armed drones, making it easier to put American-made weapons into the hands of US allies and partners.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
CBFC will hopefully value artistic expression: 'Ascharya F#*k It' director
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) "Ascharya F#*k It" -- as the name suggests, is a bold film. But its director Samit Kakkad has "immense faith" in Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which has often locked horns with filmmakers over cuts and beeps. He is sure that the censor board will see the film, which is inspired from the works of controversial writer Saadat Hasan Manto, for what it is and hopefully value artistic expression.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Aamir Khan envisions Maharashtra to be drought-free in 5 years
Pune, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan, who leads NGO Paani Foundation, hopes Maharashtra is drought-free and doesn't need such a platform after the next five years.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
It's so easy to offend people today, says Anuradha Menon
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) She was a rage as Lola Kutty, and is now active as a stand-up comedian and theatre artiste. Anuradha Menon, whose brand of humour is more about poking jokes at her own personal life, says in present times, it is very easy to offend people as many just look for ways to attack the other.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Five acts of 'misbehaviour' levelled against CJI
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Following are the five "charges of acts of misbehaviour" in the impeachment motion submitted by the opposition parties to Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu against Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Friday:
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Japan-based Komori eyes Rs 200 crore business in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Tokyo-based Komori Corporation -- the second largest manufacturer of printing presses in the world -- is aiming for over Rs 200 crore business in India this year, top company executives said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pension regulator makes bank a/c, mobile mandatory for NPS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) announced on Friday that it has made bank account details and mobile number compulsory for subscribers of the National Pension Scheme (NPS).
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Opposition moves impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, 64 members of the Rajya Sabha belonging to seven parties led by the Congress on Friday submitted an impeachment motion for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra on five grounds of "misbehaviour".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Coach Wenger to leave Arsenal at season-end after 22 years
London, April 20 (IANS) Arsenal's head coach Arsene Wenger announced on Friday that he is to leave at the end of the current football season, marking an end of an era at the north London club where the Frenchman has been in charge for 22 years.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Equity indices close flat on tepid global cues
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Key equity indices provisionally closed on a flat-to-negative note on Friday tracking weak global cues.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Food, yoga, parenting and complex love squares (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Fill yourself with joy at the idea of food as what we eat is a part of who we are; know the importance of preparing the body and soul for a healthy change from a celebrated yoga expert; get access to an exclusive handbook on parenting of teens that focuses on decoding the insecurities, dilemmas and interests of our youngsters to understand them better; and read the complicated love tales of three men who end up falling for the same woman.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Probe Punjab pilgrim's conversion in Pakistan: VHP
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday demanded a probe into a Punjab woman pilgrim's conversion to Islam and re-marriage with a Lahore-based Pakistani national.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Decision on re-exam taken on basis of trend analysis: CBSE
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The CBSE on Friday told the Delhi High Court that after doing a trend analysis of science, maths and english papers, it decided not to conduct a re-exam of the Class 10 mathematics paper which was allegedly leaked.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Maharashtra software couple chucks Rs 30 lakh pay packet to open 'tea shop'
Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) This is one couple who decided to give up the comfort zone of fat-pay packets, Rs 30 lakh annualy between them to venture into an unknown realm -- starting a tea shop
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Seoul, Pyongyang set up direct Moon-Kim hotline
Seoul, April 20 (IANS) Seoul and Pyongyang on Friday set up a telephone line between their leaders, enabling direct dialogue between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who are also set to meet in person next week.
2018-04-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Syria sends back France's Legion of Honour for Assad
Damascus, April 20 (IANS) Syria has returned to France the top Légion d'honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad in 2001, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a "slave" to the US.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Diplomacy
TCS's shares at new high post Q4 results, m-cap close to $100 bn
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Shares of IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Friday rose over 7 per cent to touch a new high of Rs 3,419.80 per share, taking its market capitalisation (m-cap) to over Rs 6.50 lakh crore or around $98 billion.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Roadside bomb kills 5 in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 20 (IANS) Five civilians were killed after a roadside bomb planted by militants struck a vehicle in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Audi India sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Luxury carmaker Audi India, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the Union Budget, an official said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Kerala Kaumudi Chief Editor M.S. Ravi dead
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) M.S. Ravi, the Chief Editor of 'Kerala Kaumudi', one of the oldest newspapers in Kerala, died on Friday, family sources said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media
EC conspiring with Modi to destabilize Delhi government: AAP
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday called the Election Commission "biased" and alleged that it was conspiring with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to destabilize the AAP government in Delhi.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Looking forward to pair up with Aditya for first time: Sonakshi
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is a part of Dharma Productions' epic drama "Kalank", says she is super excited to work with an ensemble cast and is looking forward to team up with Aditya Roy Kapur for the first time.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google to 'pause investments' in messaging mobile app Allo: Report
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Google is reportedly "pausing investments" in its "Allo" mobile messaging app that was launched with much fanfare in 2016.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
De-radicalization of youth must for peace in Kashmir: Army
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With the Kashmir Valley enveloped by rising violence, the Indian Army on Friday said it would prioritize bringing radicalized youth to the mainstream through a "collective approach" and convince militants to "shun violence and gun culture".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Former FBI Director James Comey has released memos documenting his conversations with Donald Trump that includes the US President's concerns about media leaks, investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Trump's recollection of his Russian counterpart telling him that Russia had the "most beautiful hookers in the world".
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
IPL: Delhi, Bangalore eye return to winning ways (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Currently languishing at the bottom of the Indian Premier League (IPL) table, both Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be aiming to return to their winning ways when they face off at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Have a daughter for true empowerment: Kajol
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Kajol, mother to 15-year-old girl Nysa, says one needs to have a daughter to know what true empowerment is.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Backstreet Boy AJ McLean wants to 'disrupt' country music
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer AJ McLean, who has been long associated with the pop vocal group the Backstreet Boys, has opened up about a solo project and said he wants to disrupt country music.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
After Meesha Shafi, more women say #MeToo for Ali Zafar
Lahore, April 20 (IANS) After Pakistani actress-model-singer accused actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment -- a claim he has denied -- more women have come forward with similar allegations.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gujarati film 'Rammat-Gammat' to premiere at German fest
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Drishyam Films' first Gujarati language short film "Rammat-Gammat" will make its world premiere at the 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany next month.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Industry is obsessed about how an actress should look: Anjali Anand
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Anjali Anand loves her curves and has no plans to lose them just to meet the demands of her profession. The "Dhhai Kilo Prem" actress is determined to defy the industry norms and carve her own 'plus-size' story.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Meghan Markle will be a princess for the people: Priyanka Chopra
New York, April 20 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, a close friend to Meghan Markle, who will become a member of the British royal family after her wedding to Prince Harry next month, is confident the compassionate and free-spirited woman will be a "princess for the people".
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Panasonic launches new smartphone with 'Big View' Display
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Expanding its "Big View" display series, Panasonic India on Friday unveiled an affordable "Eluga I7" smartphone with the 18:9 aspect ratio for an immersive experience.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Nine-year-old raped, killed in UP
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Less than a week after an eight-year-old was lured from a wedding function and raped and then murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, a nine-year-old was raped and killed in the district the same way on Friday, police said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Vivo V9 Youth' with dual rear camera in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Vivo on Friday unveiled "Vivo V9 Youth" -- a customised variant of the Vivo V9 flagship smartphone for the youth.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
10 houses gutted in Manipur fire
Imphal, April 20 (IANS) At least 10 houses have been gutted in a massive fire in Manipur's Moreh town, officials said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China defends Pakistan against Modi's 'terror export factory' remark
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China on Friday defended Pakistan against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark that Islamabad was a "terror export factory", saying the country must be supported in the fight against "terrorism".
2018-04-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
One dies in London care home blaze
London, April 20 (IANS) A woman has died after a massive fire ripped through a care home in northeast London on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flaunt your denims right
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) If you feel more comfortable in your denims, invest in a comfortable pair of jogg jeans or zero gravity jeans and pair them with the check shirts or solid hues of polo t-shirts, suggest experts.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Natalie Portman cancels attending Israeli award ceremony
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman pulled out of an Israeli award ceremony in light of "recent events" in the country.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Key equity indices trade in red during afternoon session
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The key equity indices on Friday traded in the negative territory during the afternoon trade on weak global cues.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indians can see the truth, says Rahul on Judge Loya case
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "there is hope" on Judge B.H. Loya case as millions of "Indians can see the truth", a day after the judge's family said "there is no hope left".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics

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