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UK arms sale to Saudis unlawful, court rules
London, June 20 (IANS) The United Kingdoms sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen is unlawful, a British court ruled on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microsoft, Kano bring PC kids can assemble using storybook
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft has come together with London-based tech company Kano to introduce an 11.6-inch touch-enabled tablet designed for kids to assemble with the help of a storybook.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Keep your babies sun safe in summer, say experts
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) It is always fun to have some outdoor time with children, but ensuring that they are safe from the sun is very important, say experts.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chess players hope AICF AGM will discuss banned players' issue
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Indian chess players are hoping that the June 23 annual general meeting (AGM) of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) will deliberate and bring the curtains down on the issue of banned chess players.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
ALERT: Four TDP MPs in Rajya Sabha join BJP
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2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Playing against quality sides helpful: Women U-17 coach
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As part of their preparations for the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup next year, the Indian U-17 team will face the Hong Kong U-23 at their home on Friday.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Kamran urges PM Imran Khan to take action against Sarfaraz & Co
Lahore, June 20 (IANS) A clash between India and Pakistan is always considered the biggest battle on the cricket pitch and a defeat doesn't goes down well either with the fans or the former players. And while the Pakistan players have come under heavy criticism post their loss to Virat Kohli and boys at Old Trafford on Sunday, former Pakistan stumper Kamran Akmal has now urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to initiate action against the cricket team for their dismal show against India.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
I know what to expect from trolls: Samantha Akkineni
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Samantha Akkineni says there was a time when getting trolled on social media started hurting her mental stability and making her rush to wrong decisions.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Huawei, HONOR set to get Android Q update
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei and its sub-brand HONOR are slated to get the Android Q operating system (OS) update, industry sources told IANS on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Army school named after Kashmiri Ashoka Chakra awardee
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) An army goodwill school in the Kashmir Valley was on Thursday named after Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, who was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra, the country's highest peacetime military award.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Education
Motorola launches One Vision in India for Rs 19,999
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Refreshing its line-up in India, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday launched company's One Vision smartphone with 48 MP camera and Android One OS for Rs 19,999.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Graft case: Pakistan court rejects Nawaz's plea for bail
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Thursday turned down former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's bail plea on medical grounds in a corruption case.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
PMO not sharing graft complaints against Ministers: RTI activist
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has declined to share details of complaints of corruption it received against Union Ministers in the first Narendra Modi government, a Right To Information activist said here on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Clear indication of economy losing traction: RBI Governor
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das had, in the last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, said that there is clear evidence of economic activity losing traction while giving the rationale for a rate cut.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Guptas' Auli weddings held in full compliance with HC orders: officials
Dehradun, June 20 (IANS) As the wedding functions of the controversial Gupta brothers' two sons began in the ski resort of Auli, authorities on Thursday said the events are being held in full compliance with the Uttarakhand High Court's orders.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pompeo on three-day visit to India from June 25
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be on three-day visit here from next Tuesday, during which he will meet External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Hot words between Kamal Nath, Scindia loyalist at cabinet meet
Bhopal, June 20 (IANS) Factional bitterness among Madhya Pradesh Congress satraps spilled into Wednesday's cabinet meeting leading to an altercation between Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Food Minister Pradyumna Singh Tomar, an avowed supporter of party General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Fed opens gate for rate cut, sends Sensex soaring (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) In line with Asian financial markets the Sensex and Nifty closed with significant gains on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve indicated rate cuts in future, considered positive for developing markets.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Turkey coup bid: 141 life terms for 16 army officers
Ankara, June 20 (IANS) A Turkish court on Thursday handed out 141 life sentences to 16 former senior members of the armed forces for their role in the failed 2016 coup.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Doctors loot funds for poor in Ayushman scheme, probe on (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Exploiting loopholes in the Union Government's mega health scheme - Ayushman Bharat, hundreds of doctors allegedly pocketed huge amounts of public funds meant for the treatment of poor patients. Though the scandal seems to have spread across various states, initial reports indicate that several hospitals in Uttarakhand have been found involved in siphoning off funds under thescheme.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
China, US to resume trade negotiations
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Top officials from the US and China will resume negotiations to resolve the ongoing trade war between the two world powers, Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Huawei positive about future after winning key 5G deals
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Caught in the crossfire of global geopolitics, Huawei on Thursday said things have started looking up for the company with the signing of key 5G deals in the UK and Russia and added that it is "positive" about the future.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Leopard electrocuted to death in Gurugram village
Gurugram, June 20 (IANS) A leopard died in a Haryana village after it came into contact with high-tension electric wire, a wildlife official said on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Environment/Wildlife
Stimac has brought positive change in Indian football: Thapa
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) He is considered as the rising star of Indian football, but Anirudh Thapa feels his journey has only begun. Having scored in India's 4-1 win over Thailand in the AFC Asian Cup and then again in the win against the same opposition in the King's Cup, the midfielder seems to have a knack of finding the back of the net. But for Thapa, it is all about improving with each passing day and taking Indian football to newer heights.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
DuVernay thanks Hansal for praising 'When They See Us'
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Hansal Mehta's words of praise for Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" grabbed the attention of the Hollywood director, who has thanked him for letting her know how the mini series is connecting with the story in places far and near.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Kerala actor charged with abusing woman gets bail
Kozhikode (Kerala), June 20 (IANS) Award-winning Malayalam actor Vinayakan, who was accused by a woman of abusing her in a phone conversation, was on Thursday granted bail.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Porn stars protest against Instagram's 'vague' nudity rules
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Joining others in their protest against the nudity censorship policies incorporated by Facebook in its family of apps, several porn artists protested outside Instagram's Silicon Valley headquarters.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iran's IRGC shoots down 'intruding' US spy drone
Tehran, June 20 (IANS) Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on Thursday said in a statement that it shot down an "intruding" US spy drone flying over the Strait of Hormuz amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran in the region over the past months.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Tendulkar heartbroken by Dhawan's exit, wishes Pant luck
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar believes injured India opener Shikhar Dhawan will come back strongly after he was forced out of the ongoing 2019 World Cup in England and Wales with a fractured thumb. Tendulkar also backed Rishabh Pant, Dhawan's replacement, to do well.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'Avengers: Endgame' set for re-release on June 28
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) "Avengers: Endgame", which has made its way to the No. 2 spot among the global box office hits, will be re-released on June 28 with additional post-credit surprises, according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mystery shrouds baffling behaviour of students at remote J&K school
Jammu, June 20 (IANS) Students at a far-flung school in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district have been exhibiting inexplicably strange behaviour such as rolling on the floor that has baffled both teachers and parents.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Congress calls Kovind's speech 'hollow, uninspiring'
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday described President Ram Nath Kovind's speech in Parliament as "hollow" and "uninspiring".
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kutcher, Kunis mock tabloid reporting their split
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have addressed rumours of their split with a dose of humour.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
S Korea to open 1st 5G autonomous car driving test bed
Seoul, June 20 (IANS) South Korea on Thursday said it will set up the world's first 5G-based autonomous car driving test bed in the capital city as it strives to take the lead in future mobility technology.
2019-06-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Four TDP MPs likely to join BJP
Amaravati, June 20 (IANS) Four Rajya Sabha members of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) are likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), TDP sources said on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
South Africa stumble even before the 'choke' this time round
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) If one goes by the track record of South Africa in ICC tournaments, especially the World Cup, they will find that the Proteas have never been able to achieve the success they would have liked, considering the talented cricketers the country has produced over the years.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
I won't be part of electing new Congress chief: Rahul
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he will not participate in the process of electing a new chief for the country's oldest political party.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kovind for simultaneous elections, says terror to end (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Appealing for simultaneous parliamentary and Assembly elections, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday outlined the new Modi government's roadmap, saying it was determined to crush terrorism and Maoism.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Violence erupts in Bengal's Bhatpara, one dead
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) A man was killed as violence erupted in North 24 Parganas district's Bhatpara on Thursday following which police opened fire and deployed the Rapid Action Force amid the ongoing post-poll violence in West Bengal.
2019-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World Cup viewership on Star Sports continues to grow
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Continuing the momentum from the first week of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the viewership of the tournament on Star Network is on a rise with every passing week.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Rivigo launches freight index to boost efficiency
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Technology-enabled logistics company Rivigo on Thursday launched a 'national freight index' (NFI) to bring transparency to the Indian logistics industry.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
AES spreads outside Muzaffarpur in Bihar
Patna, June 20 (IANS) After 118 children died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur districts of Bihar, more than two dozen cases of AES deaths have been reported from other districts of Bihar in the last twenty four hours.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Skipper Kohli goes the Mahi way with new haircut
London, June 20 (IANS) After some clinical performances on the field, especially the massive 89-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the World Cup, the Indian cricketers were handed a two-day break before they regrouped in Southampton on Wednesday. And no sooner did they hit the training ground did they catch the attention of the fans with their new haircuts.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'Toy Story 4': An adroitly woven warm tale (IANS Review, Rating: ****)
Film: "Toy Story 4"; Director: Josh Cooley; Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Joan Cusack, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal and Wallace Shawn; Rating: ****
2019-06-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Want super performance in bed? Practice yoga
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) More and more people are uncovering the benefits of practicing yoga, but little do they know that yoga can bring energy to the bedroom as well. Experts say that yoga can improve your sex life if it is done under proper guidance.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rishi Kapoor enjoys 'famjam' moment in New York
New York, June 20 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, currently undergoing medical treatment in New York, posed for a photograph with his "famjam".
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Ex-Gujarat cop Sanjiv Bhatt gets life in 1990 custodial death case
Jamnagar, June 20 (IANS) A Gujarat court on Thursday sentenced sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in a three-decade-old custodial death case, finding him guilty of murder.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
China says Taliban leader was in Beijing
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China on Thursday said that one of the top leaders of the Taliban was in Beijing to discuss the Afghan peace process and issue of terrorism with its officials.
2019-06-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Terrorism
Police make arrest in connection with Sala's death
London, June 20 (IANS) Police investigating the death of footballer Emiliano Sala have confirmed the arrest of a 64-year-old man on the suspicion of manslaughter.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Future of the world lies in hands of children: Priyanka
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights, marked World Refugee Day on Thursday with a special message.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha advances school opening after favourable weather
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) With the change in weather conditions in the state, the Odisha government on Thursday ordered the reopening of all schools from June 21.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
President for one election, harsh punishment for crime against women
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday urged all MPs to consider the government's 'one nation, one election' concept and emphasized the need to ensure stringent punishment for crimes against women as part of efforts to build a secure nation.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tips to keep hair shiny, skin glowing in summer
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Struggling to keep your hair shiny and skin dewy during summer time? Go for moisturisers with hydrating ingredients and do oil your hair, suggest experts.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NIA chief meets Home Secretary
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director General Yogesh Chander Modi met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday and briefed him about the investigation in a terror funding case in the Kashmir Valley.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Terrorism
Rapper Hard Kaur booked for posts against Yogi, Bhagwat
Varanasi, June 20 (IANS) A case has been registered against rapper Hard Kaur under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including sedition for her posts against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
HK chief urged to revoke extradition bill or face new protests
Hong Kong, June 20 (IANS) Representatives of opposition movements in Hong Kong on Thursday gave an ultimatum to Chief Executive Carrie Lam to permanently withdraw the controversial extradition bill or be prepared for new protests.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Xiaomi stole artwork commissioned by LG: Report
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi reportedly stole an artist named Peter Tarka's work to promote company's products on its Spanish website.
2019-06-20
Category: International, China,Technology
ALERT: Sensex gains over 400 pts, healthcare stocks lead
ravi/ksk
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kids' dance reality shows: Where does the buck stop?
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) All of 6, Rupsa Batabyal was the star of "Super Dancer Chapter 3", where her belly dancing and 'latka jhatkas' won the hearts of the celebrity judges who dubbed her an "angel of dance". She is just one of the many children who end up imitating bold and suggestive moves and expressions in the pursuit to climb up the ladder of success in the world of dance reality television shows.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Ex-Interpol chief pleads guilty to bribery charges
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei on Thursday pleaded guilty in a Chinese court to accepting bribes worth over 14 million yuan ($2 million), the state media reported.
2019-06-20
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yoga can help cope with mental illness
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Mental illness in city dwellers which has emerged as a major problem can be treated to an extent through yoga, say experts.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Australia elect to bat against Bangladesh (Toss)
Nottingham, June 20 (IANS) Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat against Bangladesh in their World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Fans in frenzy as Big B shoots film in Lucknow
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's fans in Lucknow are in a frenzy ever since Big B arrived in the Uttar Pradesh state capital for a month-long schedule of his new film "Gulabo Sitabo".
2019-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mumbai cops in Kerala to arrest CPI-M leader's son in rape case
Kannur (Kerala), June 20 (IANS) A team of police officials from Mumbai is in Kannur to arrest Binoy Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPI-M Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, after a rape case was filed against him in Mumbai.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
China hopes India won't be influenced by US on Huawei
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China on Thursday hoped India won't be influenced by the US and take an independent judgment on Huawei after Washington told New Delhi that it would act against Indian firms found supplying American origin products to the Chinese telecom giant.
2019-06-20
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Oil prices surges after Iran downs US drone
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Oil prices surged more than 2 per cent on Thursday over fears of a possible conflict between Iran and the US as Tehran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said that it had shot down an "intruding" US spy drone.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
More heads to roll in Congress over Lok Sabha rout
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A day after the Congress dissolved its Karnataka unit, party sources said on Thursday that more heads will start rolling following its rout in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vietnam Football Federation signs deal with German FC
Hanoi, June 20 (IANS) The Vietnam Football Federation and German football club VfL Wolfsburg have signed a two-year deal aimed at promoting the development of football in Vietnam, local media reported on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Special show on star Indian athletes on June 23
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) In a move to highlight the journeys of some of India's best athletes as they train with the aim to bring home Gold at Tokyo 2020, the Infotainment channel EPIC brings alive stories of the players on June 23 -- International Olympic Day.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports,Cinema/Showbiz
Wild boar poses threat to Himachal national park wildlife
Shimla, June 20 (IANS) In a threat to native wildlife mammal species, authorities at the Great Himalayan National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site, are perplexed with the spotting of alien invader wild boar in the park's core zone for the first time.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jeff Bezos envisions Moon's ice water as rocket fuel
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Space company Blue Origin's founder Jeff Bezos envisions fuelling rockets with lunar ice water and using the Moon as the base to explore space further.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Modi to arrive in Ranchi for yoga day programme
Ranchi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Ranchi on Thursday night to participate in a programme marking International Yoga Day on Friday.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Why Shahid doesn't like watching some of his films
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor says he doesn't want to waste his time by watching some of his films.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi gears up for vector-borne diseases ahead of rains
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Ahead of the monsoon season, the Delhi government on Thursday directed all the concerned departments to take strict measures to keep a check on the vector-borne diseases like dengue, chinkungunya and malaria.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Police hunt for couple who cheated investor
Greater Noida, June 20 (IANS) The police are looking for a couple who have gone missing after making a man invest Rs 8.6 lakh in a business scheme which they said will fetch profits.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Good films are conversation starters: Ken Scott
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Ken Scott, who has directed "The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir" featuring Indian actor Dhanush, says a good film holds the power to start a conversation and changes people's mind to build a better world.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Nick jiju is very generous: Parineeti
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra feels American pop-singer Nick Jonas, her brother-in-law, was well prepared for his Indian wedding ceremony with her sister, actress Priyanka Chopra.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tamil Nadu Assembly convened on June 28
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday issued a notification summoning the Legislative Assembly to meet on June 28.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kerala Assembly declares holiday on K.R. Gowri's 100th birthday
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) In a rare gesture here on Thursday, the Kerala Assembly announced a holiday on Friday so that members can take part in the centenary birthday celebrations of legendary communist leader K.R. Gowri at Alappuzha.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Hollywood not just tough for people of colour: Randall Park
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Asian-American actor Randall Park, whose performance in "Always Be My Maybe" has given a push to his global visibility, has realized that being an actor is a career with no real roadmap. He says the going in Hollywood is tough for all, not just for people of colour.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Papon launches sad romantic single
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Singer Papon has come out with sad romantic single "Har lamhaa", and says he is very satisfied with the end result.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Argentina draws 1-1 with Paraguay at Copa America
Sao Paulo, June 20 (IANS) Argentina has played a 1-1 against Paraguay and face an early elimination from Copa America football tournament.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Khashoggi's killers will pay price: Turkish President
Istanbul, June 20 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at the murderers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate last year.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Rasika to play Naseeruddin's daughter in short film
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal will soon be seen sharing the screen space with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah in a short film which revolves around a father and daughter's relationship.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hyderabad BJP MLA's injury self-inflicted, says police
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) The Hyderabad Police on Thursday denied that BJP MLA Raja Singh was injured in the caning by police and allegedly him of inflicting injury on self.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Paramhansa Yogananda: Who laid yoga's foundation in West
When India celebrates International Yoga Day on June 21, the one man all Indians must fondly remember is Paramhansa Yogananda, who laid the foundation of yoga in the West at a time when it was nothing more than a bizarre word.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Opinion/Commentary,Religion
Sri Lanka aim for survival against sublime England (Preview)
Leeds, June 20 (IANS) With just four points from five games, Sri Lanka will aim for an improbable victory and survive in the ongoing World Cup when they take on hot favourites England at Headingley on Friday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'62% Indian professionals scared by changing skills'
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With skills needed to succeed changing rapidly, 62 per cent Indian professionals feel daunted by the rapid pace in the requirement of expertise, according to a survey by professional networking platform LinkedIn.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sudden spike in Jet Airways stocks, gains 66%
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Grounded Jet Airways stocks saw a sudden spike on Thursday as its advanced 66 per cent from its intra-day low to hit a high of Rs 44.70 per share during early trade on the BSE.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Video showing J&K teacher thrashing students goes viral
Jammu, June 20 (IANS) A video showing a teacher thrashing students in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir went viral on Thursday as authorities promised action against the teacher.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Arduous bus journey linking Delhi to Leh restarts
Shimla, June 20 (IANS) The arduous 1,050 km bus journey linking Delhi to Leh via Manali restarted on Thursday after remaining closed for over eight months due to snowfall, an official said.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Wedding ceremonies on in Auli amid judicial concerns
Dehradun, June 20 (IANS) Wedding ceremonies of the sons of South Africa-based businessmen brothers Ajay and Atul Gupta are in full swing in Uttarakhand's leading tourist resort Auli amid judicial concerns over possible damage to the ecology.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion
6 bodies, 7 mortal remains found at An-32 crash site
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday said it had recovered six bodies and seven mortal remains at the site where an An-32 crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Consider 'one nation, one election' concept: President
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday urged all MPs to consider the government's 'one nation, one election' concept.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-IPS officer gets life term for custodial death
Jamnagar, June 20 (IANS) A Jamnagar sessions court here on Thursday sentenced sacked Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in a 1990 custodial death case.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Why didn't Kane Williamson walk?'
Birmingham, June 20 (IANS) Former South Africa spinner Paul Adams has questioned the ethics of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson after his team defeated Faf du Plessis' men in a thrilling World Cup encounter.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Bengaluru-based Subex establish IoT security lab in US
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Devarabisanahalli-headquartered Internet of Things (IoT) and critical infrastructure security solutions provider Subex has partnered with the town of Florence, Arizona to establish an IoT security lab in the US.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Smartphone locking habit can reveal your age
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones' auto lock feature compared to younger users, said researchers, adding that they also prefer using PINs over fingerprints to unlock their phones.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Dhawan's loss will not derail India's WC campaign: Hussey
Birmingham, June 20 (IANS) Former Australian batter Mike Hussey feels India have enough talent in their updated 15-member squad for the ongoing World Cup and the loss of Shikhar Dhawan will not derail the campaign of the Men in Blue in the showpiece event.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Tech Mahindra signs pact with Airbus for cabin, cargo design
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Software and business re-engineering services firm Tech Mahindra on Thursday announced signing of a multi-year contract with Airbus for cabin and cargo design engineering.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Priyanka flays UP government over crimes against women
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over crimes committed against women and demanded to know when will it provide security to them.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Attack on web series crew: Thane cops nab 3 accused
Thane, June 20 (IANS) The Thane Police have arrested three persons in connection with an attack on the cast, crew and sets of a web series at an outdoor location, a police official said here on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Prominent Kolkata Muslims urge Mamata to punish assailants
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Condemning recent attacks at the NRS Hospital and harassment of former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta, city-based Muslims have written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee not to spare any criminal owing to their religious beliefs.
2019-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Damage by Jet's failure could have been averted: Narain
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Senior journalist Vineet Narain in a tweet has claimed that the damage from the failure of Jet Airways could have been averted if the authorities acted on his complains on time.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Tip Tip...' has been synonymous with my career: Akshay
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar says he would have been disappointed if any other actor had recreated "Tip Tip Barsa Paani", a song which has been synonymous with him and his career.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tesla hasn't met Musk's Q2 production goal: Report
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has not met CEO Elon Musk's second quarter (Q2) record production goal, according to media reports.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Manslaughter arrest over footballer Emiliano Sala's death
London, June 20 (IANS) A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash over the English Channel in January.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sussanne Khan comes out in Hrithik's defence
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshans former wife Sussanne Khan has come to his defence amid ongoing family tensions regarding his sister Sunaina Roshan, who she has called a loving and a warm person.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple expands retail presence in US with Best Buy
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Expanding its repair services across the US, Apple has partnered consumer electronics retailer Best Buy with the company's nearly 1,000 stores that would provide expert service and repairs for Apple products.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ensure severe punishment for crimes against women: President
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday urged the government to ensure stringent punishment for crimes against women and said the new Modi government's main objective was to build a secure nation.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Create environment of trust: Modi to Imran
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan that India seeks normal and cooperative relations with his country, but for that an "environment of trust, free of terror, violence and hostility" needs to be created.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corporates may be incentivised to invest in education, skilling
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) To accelerate employment generation, incentivising corporates to invest in education and skilling the workforce, especially in the IT - ITES sectors, is likely to be proposed in the upcoming Union Budget.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
New government must build secure nation: President
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday told a joint session of Parliament that the new government's main objective was to build a secure nation.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Paytm to dole out incentives for merchants at kirana stores
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a move to make deeper inroads in the country, digital payments company Paytm on Thursday announced to push cashback from peer-to-peer UPI transactions to offline merchant payments at retail kirana stores.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Baseless allegations in UN's Khashoggi report: Saudi Minister
Riyadh, June 20 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian Minister has slammed a UN special rapporteur's report claiming that there was credible evidence that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials were individually liable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the allegations were baseless.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Bengali actress-cum-MP Nusrat Jahan ties the knot (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Bengali actress and newly-elected MP Nusrat Jahan looked every bit the traditional bride in a red designer lehenga as she tied the knot with her businessman beau Nikhil Jain in the picturesque Turkish town of Bodrum.
2019-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
India cautions against hasty US peace deal with Taliban
United Nations, June 20 (IANS) As a new round of negotiations between the US and the Taliban is to start in Qatar, India has cautioned against a hasty deal with the terror group that is dictated by a Washington timeline rather than the best interests of Afghanistan.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Senate to vote blocking arms sale to 3 Arab countries
Washington, June 20 (IANS) The US Senate will vote on Thursday to block President Donald Trump's administration's effort to complete arms sale to three Arab countries without congressional review, a Democrat Senator has confirmed.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ambitious 'back to village' programme starts in J&K
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) The ambitious 'back to village' mission mode programme started on Thursday in many districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Iran's IRGC shoots down 'intruding' US spy drone
Tehran, June 20 (IANS) Irans Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Thursday said in a statement that it shot down an "intruding" US spy drone in the Hormozgan province.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US urges Russia to ensure MH17 accused face justice
Washington, June 20 (IANS) The US has urged Russia to ensure that the people accused of being involved in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014 face justice and said it believed that they will be tried by the Dutch authorities in a "just" manner.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Twitter removes precise location tagging on app
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has decided to eliminate the option of letting users add their precise location details like latitude and longitude as part of their tweets.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Article 15' does not take any sides: Ayushmann Khurrana
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his upcoming film "Article 15" does not take any sides and has no intentions to showcase any community in bad light.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MLA hurt as police foil attempt to install statue in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) BJP's lone legislator in Telangana Assembly, Raja Singh was injured in caning by police as attempt by a group to install a statue of freedom fighter Rani Avantibai triggered tension in Jumerat Bazar area of Hyderabad.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Towards a happily ever after: Nusrat Jahan gets married
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Bengali actress and newly-elected MP Nusrat Jahan looked every bit the traditional bride in a red designer lehenga as she tied the knot with her businessman beau Nikhil Jain in the picturesque Turkish town of Bodrum.
2019-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
de Grandhomme was the standout performer: Williamson
Birmingham, June 20 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who played the captain's knock to guide his team to a four-wicket win in a tense World Cup encounter against South Africa, felt it was Colin de Grandhomme who was the star performer for them.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Record-high auction of royal Indian jewels totals $109mn
New York, June 20 (IANS) An auction of royal Indian jewellery at Christie's here has totalled almost $109 million, with a jade-hilted dagger of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, a ceremonial sword of the Nizams of Hyderabad and a bejewelled medieval huqqa setting world records.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
Yogi's push to tourism in UP
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reviewed the performance of the state tourism department and directed measures to boost tourism.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Bengali actress-cum-MP Nusrat Jahan ties the knot in Turkey
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Bengali actress and newly-elected MP Nusrat Jahan got married to her businessman beau Nikhil Jain in the picturesque Turkish town of Bodrum.
2019-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
SUV falls into canal in UP, 7 children feared dead
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Seven children are feared dead in an accident in which a SUV carrying 29 people fell into a canal here on Thursday morning.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I am feeling five years older: Faf post NZ loss
Birmingham, June 20 (IANS) Disappointed after South Africa's loss to New Zealand in a thrilling World Cup encounter, skipper Faf du Plessis conceded that his team gave its all and fought till the end even though the result didn't go their way.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Xi arrives in N. Korea for summit with Kim
Pyongyang, June 20 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday arrived in North Korea, becoming the first Chinese head of state to visit Pyongyang in 14 years and the fifth since the two nations established diplomatic relations in 1949.
2019-06-20
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Key Indian equity market indices open in red
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Despite a positive trend in Asian markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened lower after the US Federal Reserve has left interest rates unchanged.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trump praises Mexican counterpart for USMCA ratification
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has congratulated his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on the ratification of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement in the Mexican senate and called for the American Congress to do the same.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Indo-US trade irritants: Negotiation not retaliation (Comment)
Since the US announcement of its withdrawal of benefits to India under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) on March 4, 2019, there is speculation that Indo-US trade relations may plunge into a downward spiral. Mark Linscott, Former Assistant US Trade Representative for South and Central Asian Affairs and Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council cautioned that "this action could be a first step in a series that might follow, with a cumulative effect of creating significant new tension in the bilateral trade relationship".
2019-06-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
NZ gun buyback scheme to strike fair balance: Government
Wellington, June 20 (IANS) Licensed firearms owners in New Zealand will get a fair compensation for weapons handed in during the six-month buyback scheme and amnesty launched in the wake of the March 15 Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 51 people, the government said on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Brexit: Indian companies should explore the Ireland opportunity (Comment)
India has long links with Ireland, a shared history of colonialism by the same coloniser, deep links between the national movements of both countries and similar movements to build national pride and identity. In addition, there exist common myths and traditions binding the two nations together even when full nationhood had not yet been achieved.
2019-06-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Opinion/Commentary
Uruguay not Copa America favourites: Tabarez
Porto Alegre (Brazil), June 20 (IANS) Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez has played down suggestions that the Celeste are among the favourites to win the Copa America in Brazil.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Sao Tome And Principe,Sports,Football
Zapata gives Colombia 1-0 win over Qatar in Copa America
Sao Paulo (Brazil) June 20 (IANS) A late goal by Duvan Zapata after a cross from James Rodriguez gave Colombia a 1-0 win against a courageous Qatar team, qualifying them for the quarter-finals of the 2019 Copa America in Brazil.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,CWG-2018,Football
Xi leaves for 1st-ever state visit to North Korea
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday embarked on his first-ever state visit to North Korea, where he will meet Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un and discuss various bilateral issues.
2019-06-20
Category: International, China,Politics
Trudeau to meet Trump over trade issues
Ottawa, June 20 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that he will meet US President Donald Trump in Washington on Thursday to mainly discuss trade issues.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Canada,Politics
AES deaths: Ministers face social media users' wrath
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With over 100 children losing their lives to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar, social media users are livid with strong messages targeting several key functionaries, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while others have even asked for their resignations.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-Trump adviser avoids questions on obstruction
Washington, June 20 (IANS) Hope Hicks, US President Donald Trump's former communications director, has avoided answering questions put to her by House lawmakers about her time in the White House, her testimony coming as part of the lower chamber's investigation into possible obstruction of justice by the President.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Fed leaves interest rates unchanged
Washington, June 20 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve has left interest rates unchanged as officials weighed mixed signals on the health of the US economy and the impact of trade tensions.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump cancels Obama plan to reduce carbon emissions
Washington, June 20 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration has rolled back former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan to limit carbon emissions and force the transition toward less polluting forms of energy.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
US stocks close higher as Fed keeps rates unchanged
New York, June 20 (IANS) US stocks ended higher as Wall Street digested the US Federal Reserve's latest stance on interest rate after a two-day policy meeting.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Washington seeks new deal with Tehran: US envoy
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook on Wednesday described US latest move in the Middle East as "defensive", reaffirming that Washington seeks a "comprehensive and enduring deal" with Tehran.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged
Washington, June 20 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday left interest rates unchanged as officials weighed mixed signals on the health of the US economy and the impact of trade tensions.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Himalayan glaciers across India, China, Nepal and Bhutan have been losing the equivalent of more than a vertical foot and half of ice each year since 2000, a new comprehensive international study said on Wednesday.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Diamond 'Arcot II', royal Indian jewels go under hammer
New York, June 20 (IANS) A Golconda diamond 'Arcot II' once owned by Queen Charlotte, consort of King of Great Britain George III, a diamond necklace of the Nizams of Hyderabad, and a jewel-studded bracelet by Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda, were among the sought-after Indian jewels that fetched high prices at a Christie's auction here.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
Williamson's ton guides NZ to thrilling win over S.Africa
Birmingham, June 20 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson led from the front and showed nerves of steel with a masterful unbeaten hundred as he guided his team to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a thrilling World Cup clash here on Wednesday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Cast, crew of web series claim being attacked during shoot
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The cast and crew members of a web series titled "Fixer" on Wednesday claimed they were attacked by a group of men.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Woman confronts tailor for objectionable remarks, gets stabbed
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was stabbed by a tailor with a scissor after a verbal spat broke out between the two in outer Delhi's Nangloi area.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBU teachers withdraw resignations over 'racist slurs' (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) More Rabindra Bharati University teachers submitted their resignations on the racist slur issue, but withdrew them following an assurance from West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday.
2019-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Enrique steps down as Spain coach, Moreno takes helm
Madrid, June 20 (IANS) Luis Enrique has left his position as the coach of Spain's national football team and will be replaced by his assistant, Robert Moreno.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Italy ready for all Brexit scenarios, including 'No Deal'
Rome, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Amid ongoing uncertainty over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, Italy has prepared for a 'No Deal' Brexit as well as for the orderly departure it would prefer, Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
Real refugees welcome, no room for migrants: Italian Deputy PM
Rome, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Ahead of United Nations World Refugee Day, Italy's hardline Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday that Italy welcomed "genuine" refugees but had no space for migrants.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab lawmakers assure support to Sikhs in Meghalaya
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) A high-level delegation, which has been rushed to Shillong by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Wednesday assured the Punjabi settlers there of full support to protect their fundamental rights.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
NIFT reinstates housekeeping staff amid sexual harassment row
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) centre here on Wednesday reinstated 56 female housekeeping workers, allegedly after drawing flak for firing them over their sexual harassment allegations against a regular employee of the institute.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
WFP welcomes South Korean food aid to North Korea
Rome, June 20 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations World Food Programme on Wednesday thanked South Korea for a 'landmark' donation of 50,000 metric tons of rice and $4.5 million in cash for over 10 million people risking hunger in drought-hit North Korea.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Italy gives 5 mn euros to help IOM in Libya, Sudan, Ethiopia
Rome, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Foreign Ministry has arranged for a five million euro grant to from its Africa Fund to aid the International Migration Organisation's work in Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Meghalaya CM endorses 'one nation, one election'
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People's Party (NPP) national President, Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday endorsed 'one nation, one election' agenda pitched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mimi set for Nusrat Jahan's wedding in Turkey
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Actress-MP Mimi Chakraborty looked bright and lovely as she geared up to attend the wedding of friend, actress-MP Nusrat Jahan in Bodrum, Turkey.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Deol gets notice for excessive poll expenses
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) A notice has been issued to Bollywood star and BJP MP from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol for reportedly spending around Rs 86 lakh on his Lok Sabha election campaign, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Bengaluru in top 10 Asian cities for realty investments
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) India's tech hub Bengaluru is ranked among top 10 Asia-Pacific cities for cross-border investments in real estate, said a leading consulting firm on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
'Give our money back': Villagers protest outside Trinamool leaders' house
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee instructed Trinamool Congress workers who have taken a commission from beneficiaries of government schemes to return the amount, villagers laid siege on houses of two Trinamool leaders in the state's Birbhum district, demanding they return the "cut-money".
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Two more former top IL&FS officials arrested
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested two former top officials of the IL&FS under its money-laundering probe into alleged financial irregularities of the crisis-hit firm.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arms supplier, accomplice held in separate raids
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a notorious arms supplier along with his accomplice and recovered one semi-automatic pistol, three countrymade pistols and 30 live cartridges from their possession, which were meant to be supplied to criminals in south Delhi, the police said.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Millers thump up centre's move to impose anti-dumping duty on jute sacking cloths from Bangladesh
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Jute millers on Wednesday hailed the Centre's decision to impose anti-dumping duty on the import of jute sacking cloths from Bangladesh, which will have a "positive" impact on the industry.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Soon, no registration fees for E-vehicles
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Pushing ahead for a greener nation, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has proposed to exempt battery-operated vehicles from the registration fees. Two-, three- and four-wheelers, which are battery operated, will not have to pay fees for renewal of the registration certificate.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Indian royal jewels fetch high prices at Christie's auction
New York, June 19 (IANS) An auction of Indian royal jewellery at Christie's here on Wednesday realised high prices for its first few lots. The items included a 17-carat Golconda diamond "Arcot II", once owned by the Nawab of Arcot, that sold for a stunning Rs 23.5 crore ($3,375,00).
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
Man hires contract killer to eliminate friend-turned-foe, nabbed
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A 32-year-old contractor along with an accomplice was arrested by the police for allegedly firing at his former business partner in Dwarka's Rawata village, the police said Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Accused arrested for molesting woman at Huda City Metro station
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Special Cell of Delhi police on Thursday arrested a 25-year-old man who was wanted in an alleged case of molestation. According to the police, the man had molested a woman at the Huda City Centre Metro Station complex in Gurugram on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP MLA seeks Amit Shah's intervention in Mukherjee Nagar case
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi's AAP lawmaker Jarnail Singh on Wednesday urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to take strict action in the incident where a tempo driver and his son were beaten up by policemen in the capital's Mukherjee Nagar area.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Headless corpse recovered from near Kamakhya temple
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) Ahead of the much-awaited Ambubachi festival, a headless body of a woman was recovered from near the Bandurga temple, located close to the historical Kamakhya temple atop Nilachal hill in Guwahati.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ganguly's mother discharged
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly's mother, Nirupa, was on Wednesday discharged from a city hospital after she was admitted for a heart ailment, family sources said.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Gavaskar kept promise to Ranveer, broke into jig after India beat Pakistan
Manchester, June 19 (IANS) Batting great Sunil Gavaskar fulfilled the promise he made to actor Ranveer Singh that he will dance to a hit hindi movie song if India beat Pakistan by breaking into an impromptu jig on Sunday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Allot land for campuses of premier institutes in time: HRD ministry to states
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Failure to allot land within the stipulated time by states for building permanent campuses of Centrally funded institutions -- IITs, NITs and IIITs -- would lead to shifting of these campuses to other states, the union Human Resource Development Ministry has said.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DMK to protest government 'inaction' on water crisis
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's opposition DMK on Wednesday said it will hold protests at district headquarters on Saturday against the AIADMK government's failure to take prompt action to meet the water shortage crisis.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Economic Advisory Council refutes Subramanium's paper
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As promised, the PM's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) on Wednesday came out with a "point-to-point rebuttal" of Arvind Subramanian's research paper that claimed India over-estimated its GDP growth figures post 2011-12.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
European gelato machine maker Valmar enters India
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) European gelato and ice cream machine manufacturer Valmar has entered the Indian market for its equipment, tying up with city-based Swedinox Impex, said officials.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
7 sent to police custody for attacking former Miss India Universe
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Seven youths, arrested for allegedly attacking former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta and vandalising the vehicle she was travelling in, were on Wednesday sent to two days police custody, a senior Kolkata Police officer said.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM to form committee on 'one nation, one election'
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting on Wednesday said that a committee will be formed to look into the various issues regarding the "one nation, one election" plan.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deora differs from party, seeks debate on simultaneous polls
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Contrary to the stand of his party, Congress leader Milind Deora on Wednesday said that the idea of 'One Nation, One Election' calls for an open-minded debate and said it should be given consideration, while criticising the political class for forgetting the art of debate, discussion, and engagement.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FSDC meet discusses economy, NBFC situation
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) In its first meeting after the Narendra Modi government came back to power, the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) reviewed the current global and domestic economic situation and financial stability issues including those concerning banks and NBFCs.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Late goal helps Chennaiyin salvage point against Minerva
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Chennaiyin FC drew 1-1 with I-League side Minerva Punjab in a Group E fixture of the AFC Cup at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Maharashtra refinery project to be 'revived' in Raigad
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Five months after pushing the Rs 3 trillion Nanar Petrochemicals Refinery Complex project in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri into cold storage, the BJP-led state government on Wednesday announced it would be shifted to adjoining Raigad district.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
ICC approves Rishabh Pant as replacement for Dhawan
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Wednesay that the Event Technical Committee of the World Cup has approved Rishabh Pant as a replacement player for Shikhar Dhawan in Indias squad for the remainder of the tournament.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Sisodia calls Ayushman Bharat white elephant, offers help to Bihar
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Calling the Centre's healthcare plan Ayushman Bharat Yojana a "white elephant", Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said the crisis brought about by Bihar's Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has raised questions on the level of preparedness and the effectiveness of health schemes being run by the Central government.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Show must go on, will win WC: Dhawan
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) An emotional Shikhar Dhawan said on Wednesday that the "show must go on" without him at the ongoing World Cup after the India opener was ruled out of the showpiece event due to a thumb fracture.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Fire reported under Barapulla flyover, none injured
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A fire broke out under the Barapulla flyover on Wednesday after a spark in a high-tension wire ignited a fire in a scrap yard under the flyover. There was no report of any casualty or injury, fire service officials said.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'One nation, one election' not feasible now: EC sources
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting of various parties to discuss 'one nation, one election', or simultaneous parliamentary and assembly polls, Election Commission sources claimed that the idea is not feasible as of now.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M backed by Pawar and CPI against 'one nation, one election'
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday claimed to have support from Sharad Pawar, President Nationalist Congress Party, and CPI against the 'one nation, one election' proposal. The party termed it "fundamentally anti-federal, anti-democratic" and striking at the root of the parliamentary democratic system.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Soon, no educational qualifications required for transport vehicle drivers: Ministry
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) After the Rajasthan High Court ordered scrapping of driving licences for the uneducated drivers, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) will now remove the requirement of educational qualifications for a driver of transport vehicles.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MI pacer Salam suspended for two years for age fraud
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The BCCI on Wednesday banned Jammu and Kashmir and Mumbai Indians pacer Rasikh Salam for two years for submitting faulty birth certificate to the Indian cricket board.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Man arrested for molesting minor inside Fort William
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl inside Fort William, the headquarters of the Indian Army's Eastern Command, here, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mother-daughter rescued by Navy commandos in J&K lake
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) A mother-daughter duo were rescued on Wednesday by Marcos (marine commandos) of the Indian Navy in Wullar Lake in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district after the boat they were rowing capsized in the lake, police sources said.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'One nation, one election' not feasible yet: EC official
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting of various political parties to discuss 'one nation, one election', or simultaneous parliamentary and assembly polls, Election Commission sources claimed that the idea is not feasible as of now.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
World's largest multi-stage lift irrigation project ready for launch in Telangana
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) The stage is set for the inauguration of Kaleshwaram -- billed as the world's largest multi-stage lift irrigation project -- across the Goadavari river in Telangana.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Mild earthquake hits western Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Panic gripped the people after a mild earthquake was felt in several parts of western Odisha on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Advani to visit Shimla
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) BJP leader and former Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani will be visiting the Himachal Pradesh capital for a weeklong sojourn this week, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
18 get life imprisonment in a murder case in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) A local court in Odisha's Berhampur on Wednesday sentenced 18 people to life imprisonment for killing a 40-year-old man in May 2007.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DM, SSP bike around Maoist-hit Sukma like Jai-Veeru of 'Sholay'
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), June 19 (IANS) Reminiscent of 'Sholay' heroes Jai and Veeru, Sukma's District Magistrate Chandan Kumar and Superintendent of Police Shalabh Sinha nonchalantly rode a motorcycle to inspect far-flung areas of the Maoist-affected Chhattisgarh district.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Athawale's jibe at Congress and Rahul leaves MPs in splits
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A witty Union Minister Ramdas Athawale prevailed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Athawale lived up to his reputation of being subtle in his political satire, not disappointing the MPs while delivering a welcome speech on the election of Om Birla as the Lok Sabha Speaker.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uruguay to take on Japan in Copa America
Porto Alegre (Brazil), June 19 (IANS) Uruguay is preparing to take on Japan later this week in a Copa America match that could put the South American squad in the tournament's quarterfinals.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Sao Tome And Principe,Sports,Football
Mohun Bagan rope in Spanish striker Salva Chamorro
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) City football giant Mohun Bagan on Wednesday roped in Spanish striker Salva Chamorro from Greek club Doxa Drama FC, a statement said.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Three women gangraped in Noida; seven held
Noida, June 19 (IANS) Three women were allegedly gangraped by nine men at a farm house in Sector 135 area of Noida on Wednesday, the police said. Seven people have been arrested in the case while teams have been formed to nab the other two, police added.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UEFA appeal committee upholds Neymar's 3-match ban
Madrid, June 19 (IANS) UEFA's appeal committee on Wednesday turned down an appeal filed by Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Neymar against a three-match ban imposed on him over insulting a referee during a Champions League match against Manchester United.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Real Madrid's new player Mendy passes medical tests
Madrid, June 19 (IANS) Real Madrid's latest addition, Ferland Mendy, underwent a medical examination on Wednesday before his presentation at the capital side's Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pakistan to undergo 'robust review' after WC: PCB
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that it will hold a "robust review" of the Pakistan team and its support staff after the World Cup and submit its recommendations to PCB chairman Ehsan Mani and the Board of Governors (BoG).
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
HDFC to buy 51% stake in Apollo Munich Health Insurance
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) HDFC Ltd will acquire the entire 50.8 per cent shareholding of Apollo Group in Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company for Rs 1,336 crore, according to an announcement here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
LG orders preventing waste dumping in Delhi for proper drainage
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal on Wednesday chaired a meeting convened by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) and reviewed the problem related to drains and violation of disposal rules in Delhi, subsequently direct officials to ensure proper flow of drains.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ramdev seeks life terms for food adulterators, fake medicines makers
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Yoga guru and ayurveda tycoon Baba Ramdev on Wednesday called for "zero tolerance" to those found guilty of indulging in adulteration of food and manufacturing spurious medicines and demanded they be sentenced to life imprisonment.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
New Zealand restrict South Africa to modest 241/6
Birmingham, June 19 (IANS) A disciplined bowling display helped New Zealand restrict South Africa to a modest 241/6 in their rain hit World Cup contest at the Edgbaston cricket ground on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
HC for report on brawl between tempo drivers, police
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Union Home Ministry and the city police to file a report within a week on Sunday's incident in the capital's Mukherjee Nagar area where a road accident led to a clash between two tempo drivers and police personnel.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nine-month-old raped, killed in Telangana town
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) In a beastly incident, a youth raped and killed a nine- month old baby in Telangana's Hanmakonda town, triggering massive protests by people who demanded that the guilty be hanged publicly.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI solves big problem of 'small change' at Shirdi temple (IANS Exclusive)
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday intervened to resolve the big problem of small change plaguing the famed Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) in Shirdi, a top official said here.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Religion
Economic Advisory Council refutes Subramanium's paper
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As promised by Bibek Debroy, the PM's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) on Wednesday came out with a "point-to-point rebuttal" of Arvind Subramanian's research paper that claimed India over-estimated its GDP growth figures post 2011-12.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
As new safety norms kick-in, M&M joins price-hike bandwagon
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) In the latest blow to aspirants of personal cars in India, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Wednesday announced it would raise prices of its personal vehicles by up to Rs 36,000 across models from July 1 owing to the upcoming implementation of new vehicle safety norms.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian man tortures, starves mother to death in Dubai
Dubai, June 19 (IANS) An Indian man and his wife have been charged in a court here with physically assaulting the man's mother, causing her bone and rib fractures, internal bleeding as well as severe burns and unintentionally causing her death.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Appetite for online retail sites among kids grows threefold
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) More children are taking to e-commerce sites for looking at products (and sometimes buying) as new research by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has found that the interest of children in online shopping has more than tripled in the last 12 months -- from two per cent to nine per cent.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy,Technology
Tanker damaged by Iranian-linked limpet mine: US Navy
Abu Dhabi, June 19 (IANS) The US Navy on Wednesday reiterated that a limpet mine was responsible for the explosion on the vessel Kokuka Courageous, one of the two tankers that came under suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman last week.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Politics
Tariffs on mobile phones, computers harm US users: Report
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Additional tariffs in the US on import of consumer electronics products from China would have a "substantial negative impact" on American consumers, even after accounting for alternative sources of supply, said a US consulting firm.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
7 sent to police custody for attacking former Miss India Universe
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The seven youths, who were arrested for allegedly attacking former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta and vandalising the vehicle she was travelling in, were on Wednesday remanded in two days of police custody, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chinese worker killed in clashes at Bangladesh power plant
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) Clashes erupted between hundreds of Chinese and Bangladeshi construction workers at the site of a partly-built China-funded power plant in the country on Wednesday in which a Chinese worker was killed.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Google invests $1 billion in housing across Bay Area
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) After announcing a fresh investment of $600 million in expanding its data centre in Oklahoma, Google has now decided to invest $1 billion for 20,000 homes in the Bay Area in San Francisco.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Naveen supports 'one nation, one election'
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday extended his support to 'one nation, one election' idea proposed by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
'One nation, one election' may not succeed in India: TN parties
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) The 'one nation, one election' will result in breaking the nation and is aimed at benefiting the BJP, said a senior DMK leader.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Thousands protest in Nepal against controversial bill
Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) Thousands of protesters gathered in the Nepalese capital on Wednesday demanding the government to scrap a controversial bill to nationalize trusts that manage temples amid fears the move would jeopardize the centuries-old Hindu culture and religious traditions.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Nepal,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Iran not to extend 60-day nuclear deal deadline
Tehran, June 19 (IANS) Iran will not extend the 60-day deadline for the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal to take practical measures to save Tehran's interests, the country's atomic energy agency said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
PM to form committee on 'one nation, one election'
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting on Wednesday said that a committee will be formed to look into the various issues regarding the "one nation, one election" plan.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengali actress-cum-MP Nusrat Jahan getting married in Turkey
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Sizzling in a designer lehenga, Bengali actress and newly-elected MP Nusrat Jahan is set to tie the knot with her businessman beau Nikhil Jain late on Wednesday in the picturesque Turkish town of Bodrum.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
'One nation, one election' a diversionary tactics: Congress
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday slammed the BJP over simultaneous polls, saying it was a "diversionary tactics" to divert people's attention from real issues and accused the ruling party of remaining inconsistent on the issue.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa refuses to shut down cab aggregator service amid protests
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) Amid a stand-off between the state government and private taxi operators, which could have implications on the tourism industry in Goa, the state tourism department on Wednesday refused to shut down its outsourced cab aggregator service Goamiles.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mamata, Trinamool allowing infiltration: BJP
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday accused the West Bengal government of playing with the country's internal security by letting "infiltrators and anti-national elements" in the state.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Delhi HC seeks report on brawl between tempo drivers, police
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Union Home Ministry and the city police to file a report, within a week, on Sunday's incident in the capital's Mukherjee Nagar area where a road accident led to a clash between two tempo drivers and police personnel.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Laws are being manipulated, says Karan B Oberoi
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Television actor-singer Karan B Oberoi, who was arrested in an alleged rape case, says the laws are being manipulated and some amendments need to be made in favour of men.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
HC issues notices to planning agency over danger to Goa's Baga hill
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Goa on Wednesday issued notices to the North Goa Planning and Development Authority and other agencies over the alleged illegal cutting of forested cover and construction of a road at the pristine Baga hill, which overlooks popular Baga beach in north Goa.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Egypt accuses UN of 'politicizing' Morsi's death
Cairo, June 19 (IANS) Egypt on Wednesday accused the United Nations of seeking to "politicize" the death in court of the country's first democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi by calling for an "independent inquiry".
2019-06-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Children's death in Bihar a national tragedy, says Congress
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday described the deaths of children in Bihar due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) as a "national tragedy," saying that the Centre and state government were insensitive and unprepared.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian physios working closely with injured Bhuvneshwar
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) The Indian team is waiting for an update on the status of pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness. Speaking to the media after a two-day break post India's thrashing win over arch-rivals Pakistan, the team's strength and conditioning coach Shankar Basu said that the pacer was being assessed by physio Patrick Farhart after he was down with hamstring niggle.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Rain expected in Delhi-NCR in next 48 hours
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Rainfall in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Monday has brought some relief from the scorching heat as the temperature dropped significantly in the region. The Met department is expecting rain and thunderstorm to continue in the capital and the NCR in the next 48 hours.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Policeman who set ablaze woman colleague dead
Alappuzha (Kerala), June 19 (IANS) A Kerala policeman who allegedly set ablaze his female colleague, died at the Medical College Hospital here on Wednesday evening, where he was also treated for burns, said the doctors treating him.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 policemen suspended after custodial death of man in Bhopal
Bhopal, June 19 (IANS) Five policemen were suspended on Wednesday after the death of a man at a police station in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Clubs plan legal action after AIFF increases Super Cup fine
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) decision to increase the penalty on I-League clubs for their non-participation in the Super Cup from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 27.5 lakh as come as a shocker for the clubs. Having already made their haplessness known at the earlier fine imposed, the clubs have made it clear that they are in no position to pay the increased sum.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Karnataka CM in 'pain' to run coalition government
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) In a clear indication that all was not well with the alliance partner Congress, a beleaguered Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has admitted that he was in 'pain' every day in running over a year-old coalition government.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
4 charged with downing MH17 flight over Ukraine
Amsterdam, June 19 (IANS) Three Russians and one Ukrainian, allegedly involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014, would be tried for murder in the Netherlands, the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the tragedy said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab allows warehouses for non-agriculture uses
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday okayed a warehousing facility for non-agriculture purposes in Patiala district, to boost industrial development in the region, with the model to be subsequently replicated across the state.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SC notice to Maharashtra on Maratha quota in PG medical courses
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Maharashtra government on a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order, which declined to entertain a plea against 16 per cent quota for Marathas in connection with postgraduate medical and dental courses.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sourav Ganguly's mother falls ill
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly's mother Nirupa Roy has been hospitalised because of a heart ailment, the former India skipper said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Amla becomes 2nd fastest to amass 8K ODI runs
Birmingham, June 19 (IANS) South Africa opener Hashim Amla added another feather to his illustrious cap by becoming the second fastest batsman after Virat Kohli to score 8,000 ODI runs on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
India have looked best, Dhawan rule out no surprise: Ganguly
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) India have so far looked the best team followed by England and Australia in the World Cup 2019, said former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday, adding that he is not surprised with opener Shikhar Dhawan being ruled out for the remainder of the showpiece event.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Realme aims at 12-15% share in smart phone market
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) China-based smart phone maker Realme, which is concentrating on off-line sales along with its focus on online sales in India, is aiming at achieving 12-15 per cent market share by end of this year, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Jiten Lalwani excited to return to mythological show
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Jiten Lalwani is set to be seen as Shani Dev once again in "Paramavatar Shri Krishna".
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Zuckerberg ahead of Cook, behind Pichai in top CEOs index
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has dropped from his 2018 rank of number 16 to number 55 on the list of top Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the US this year.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Seoul donates $4.5m, tonnes of rice to N. Korea
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) South Korea has donated $4.5 million and 50,000 tonnes of rice to North Korea through the World Food Programme (WFP) amid a drought and food shortages in the country, the organization's spokesperson said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Politics
BCT likely to rejig fintech arm, eyes NBFCs
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Information technology (IT) company Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) is planning to restructure financial technology (fintech) vertical and carving it out as a separate entity to seek private equity investment,
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
BJP's Om Birla elected LS Speaker unanimously (3RD LEAD)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) BJP leader Om Birla was on Wednesday elected as the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, with the Opposition supporting his candidature and ensuring a unanimous decision, which was hailed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "matter of great pride".
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gupta wedding functions begin in Auli amid close watch
Dehradun, June 19 (IANS) The wedding functions of the two sons of South Africa-based Gupta brothers began in Uttarakhand's Auli on Wednesday amid close monitoring by district authorities following Tuesday's Nainital High Court order.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Xiaomi shifting to new HQ in Beijing: Report
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Aiming to better house its increasing headcount, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is reportedly going to shift to its new headquarters in Beijing.
2019-06-19
Category: International, China,Technology
Himachal to provide Rs 7,500 monthly to child abuse victims
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to provide Rs 7,500 per month financial assistance and counseling for six months to children victims of sexual violence and abuse.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Congress high command moves to set its Rajasthan house in order
Jaipur, June 19 (IANS) The Congress central leadership seems to be taking control to set its house in order in Rajasthan as infighting and factional feuds have become everyday affairs at the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) headquarters in the state.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
ALERT: 3 women gang-raped in Noida, 7 arrested
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2019-06-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha CM announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for jawan's kin
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh for the next of kin of Army jawan Naik Ajit Kumar Sahoo, who was martyred in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Afghan coach Simmons to spill beans on Ahmadzai after WC
London, June 19 (IANS) Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons on Wednesday indicated in a tweet that he will reveal chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai's role in the removal of Asghar Afghan as skipper in the 11th hour and the effect of his actions on the team's preparation for the World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
2 held in Mumbai with rare 'whale vomit' worth Rs 17 m
Mumbai (Maharashtra), June 19 (IANS) The Mumbai Police and Forest officials, in a joint operation, arrested two persons while they were trying to sell extremely rare Ambergris or Sperm Whale 'vomit' worth over Rs 17 million in the grey market, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Data usage per smartphone highest in India: Ericsson
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) With the availability of attractive data plans and higher video consumption among young users, monthly data usage per smartphone in India rose to 9.8 gigabytes (GB) at the end of 2018, the highest in the world, according to a Ericsson report on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Naidu house row: TDP alleges vindictive politics
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) A day after an YSR Congress legislator Alla Ramakrishna Reddy said former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu would be evicted from his river-side residence, TDP leader P. Keshav alleged vindictive politics by the new government.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Road named after dead infant retrieved from Punjab borewell
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Conceding to popular request, the Punjab government on Wednesday announced the renaming of a street after the two-year-old boy who was pulled out dead last week from a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in Sangrur district following six days of being trapped.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China opposes 'politicization' of Huawei issue in India
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China has said it is opposed to the "politicization" of Huawei's likely participation in the 5G network trial in India after New Delhi said it has security concerns in letting the Chinese company take part in the much-awaited exercise.
2019-06-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Goyat warns Amir against dreams of avenging Pakistan's loss
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Neeraj Goyat was 12 and yet to consider boxing as a career option when Amir Khan won a silver medal in the lightweight division of the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Fast forward 15 years and Goyat is set to face the British-Pakistani two-time world champion at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Whistleblower bureaucrat crackdowns on 'VVIP culture' at Corbett National Park
Nainital, June 19 (IANS) From fake websites to the alleged forged booking of guest houses, Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar seems to be mired in a long tale of corruption and controversies.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Old oil blocks to get tax sops even if ouput delayed
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Hydrocarbon exploration companies may be given more time to commercialise their finds with the government looking at a new policy to augment the country's flagging domestic oil and gas production, official sources said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Amazon adds 15 planes, eyes 70-aircraft fleet by 2021
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Just after losing air-shipping contract of global courier company FedEx amid competition, e-commerce major Amazon has added 15 cargo aircraft to its fleet in the making, aiming to reach 70 planes by 2021.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of WC, Pant to replace opener
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 2019 edition of the World Cup as he is not in a position to recover in time for the remaining games of the showpiece event. While IANS had broken the news, team manager Sunil Subramaniam addressed the media in Southampton on Wednesday and confirmed the same.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
DRI seizes 56 tons of foreign origin black pepper in Bengal
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 56 tonnes of black pepper of foreign origin worth Rs 3.92 crore in West Bengal as a part of the crackdown on attempts by organised syndicates to smuggle the Nepal-bound goods into India, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sony Music India, Desi Hip Hop enter partnership
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Global music company Sony Music has joined hands with digital media company Desi Hip Hop Inc to give a push to hip hop culture in India.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Credible proof linking MBS to Khashoggi killing: UN expert
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN special rapporteur said in a report on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Sony Pictures scripts plan to expand India footprint
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) As a step to expand its India outreach, Sony Pictures International Productions has joined hands with Indian filmmakers Umesh Shukla, Sabbir Khan, Sajid Samji and Sashi Kiran Tikka, to create diverse content.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Indiabulls group shares nosedive before recovering
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Shares of Indiabulls group companies fell sharply during the early trade on Wednesday while its subsidairy company Indiabulls Real Estate was locked in the lower circuit.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sensex ends with mild gains dispite firm global cues
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Domestic woes weighed on investor sentiments as the Sensex closed with minor gain on Wednesday, despite signs of easing in trade tension between the US and China.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Security forces have crippled Kashmir militancy: J&K Governor
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Wednesday that the security forces have broken the backbone of militancy in Kashmir and whatever is still left of it would be wiped out soon.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Priyanka Chopra's bold wax figure unveiled in London
London, June 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas's wax statue, clad in a low-cut dazzling golden dress, was launched here
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siblings add new twist to Hrithik, Kangana spat
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut spat refuses to die down. A day after Hrithik's sister Sunaina tweeted support for the "Queen" actress, Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel alleged in a tweet that Sunaina was being "physically assaulted" by the Roshan family.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LG to launch V50 5G smartphone in US this week with Verizon
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) LG Electronics Inc. has said it plans to release the company's V50 ThinQ in the US this week with Verizon, its second American telecom partner for the 5G smartphone.
2019-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Punjab CM sees dear friend Rajiv Gandhi in Rahul
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh greeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his 49th birthday on Wednesday, saying he sees his dear friend Rajiv Gandhi in him.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Assocham suggests tax sops for senior citizens
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Industry body Assocham has advocated tax measures to benefit senior citizens in the Union Budget, to be presented on July 5 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Three Indian varsities among top 200 globally
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Three Indian universities -- IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) -- have found a place among the top 200 in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which were declared in London on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
AHSI partners with Singapore Botanical Gardens
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The Agri-Horticultural Society of India (AHSI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Botanical Gardens, a unit of the Singapore National Parks Board, to work on a shared set of objectives for environment protection and sustainable development, according to officials here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Yet to get my due in Bollywood: Brijendra Kala
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Brijendra Kala, who features in the new season of web series "Aam Admi Family", says he may have acted in several films, but feels he is yet to get his due in Bollywood.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Resignation of RBU teachers over 'racist slurs' still on hold
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The fate of the resignations of department heads of the Rabindra Bharati University over racist slurs targeted against them by Trinamool Congress students wing members is still undecided, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
New Zealand opt to field against South Africa (Toss)
Birmingham, June 19 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to field against South Africa in their World Cup 2019 group game at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Credible proof linking MBS to Khashoggi killing: UN expert
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN special rapporteur said in a report on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Booked for rape, Binoy Kodiyeri asked to appear before Maharashtra Police in 3 days
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra Police has asked Binoy Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPI-M Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, to appear before it in three days, after a rape case was filed against him last week.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
5 allies of J&K terrorists held, blast bid foiled
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have foiled a blast attempt by arresting five accomplices of a terrorist in the Shopian district on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Ranveer warned by Brock Lesnar's advocate
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has been warned by WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar's advocate Paul Heyman for using a phrase made popular by him.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of WC with thumb fracture
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 2019 edition of the World Cup as he is not in a position to recover in time for the remaining games of the showpiece event.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'One nation, one election' meet starts, 8 parties skip
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his 'one nation, one election' proposal began here on Wednesday, with eight key opposition parties staying away.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google Street powers AI tool to monitor road infra
The fully-automated system is based on AI-powered object detection to identify street signs in the freely available images.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Technology
31st BMW International Open golf to kick-off on June 20
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The 31st BMW International Open is all set to kick-off at the new look Golfclub M√ľnchen Eichenried in Munich, Germany. The four-day event, which is a part of the European Tour, will get underway from June 20.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Resignation of RBU teachers over 'racist slurs' still on hold
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The fate of resignations of the departmental heads of Kolkata' Rabindra Bharati University over racist slurs targeted against them by the state's ruling Trinamool Congress students wing members is still undecided, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Kuwaiti Emir visits Iraq for talks
Baghdad, June 19 (IANS) Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday for talks with Iraqi leaders over bilateral relations, international and regional developments, the media reported.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Politics
IIT Kharagpur to sponsor undergraduate research program
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to nurture the spirit of research and innovation among undergraduate students, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will launch a sponsored research program from the upcoming Autumn semester of 2019-20, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
nubia ups its game, plans to launch Red Magic 4 this year
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's gaming smartphone market is finally getting some competition, especially after the launch of nubia Red Magic 3 earlier this week at a starting price of Rs 35,999. The Shenzhen-headquartered smartphone maker is now planning to release the next iteration, Red Magic 4, within this year with the aim to grab the top slot in this segment, a senior company executive has said.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
After Bangladesh, Tripura supplying power to Nepal
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) After Bangladesh, Tripura is supplying 40 MW of electricity to Nepal, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma said here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Don't blame police for clashes: HK security chief
Hong Kong, June 19 (IANS) Hong Kong's security chief John Lee Ka-chiu on Wednesday said that the police should not take the blame for the political row over the controversial extradition bill, as he apologized to the public for the rift caused by the government's handling of the proposal.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jindal Global University youngest in India to enter QS rankings
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India-based O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has said that it's the youngest university to have found a place in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which were declared on Wednesday in London.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Nutanix poaches AWS veteran to drive India business
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) US-headquartered enterprise Cloud computing company Nutanix on Wednesday announced the appointment of veteran IT leader Anantharaman Balakrishnan as its new Vice President and Managing Director of Sales for India.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Rijiju felicitates archers for success at World C'ship
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday felicitated the Indian archery contingent for their superlative performance at the World Archery Championships held in Hertogenbosh, Netherlands last week, which has earned India an Olympic berth.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
RSS now keen to develop young leaders
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) With most senior leaders in the BJP having retired from active politics, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is now looking towards building a new leadership. Later this month, the RSS will be holding camps in Uttar Pradesh to discuss ways to identify and groom young leaders.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress disbands Karnataka unit, spares Gundu Rao, Khandre
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) A day after the Congress suspended its Bengaluru MLA R. Roshan Baig, the party on Wednesday dissolved the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), sparing its state unit President Dinesh Gundu Rao and Working President Easwar B. Khandre.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Marathi actor, wife arrested for cheating Pune jeweller
Pune, June 19 (IANS) Hindi and Marathi actor-director Milind Ganesh Dastane and his wife Sayali have been arrested for allegedly cheating a Pune jeweller of Rs 25.6 lakh, police said here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Rocketry - The Nambi Effect' shoot wrapped up
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The shooting for R. Madhavan's upcoming film "Rocketry - The Nambi Effect" has wrapped up. The actor says it was the most awesome film shoot for him.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
ALERT: All-party meeting on 'one nation, one election' begins
rak/ksk/rtp
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,National,Politics
Zendaya on her role in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Actress Zendaya says it is important for her to show women who arent one-dimensional through her projects.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ed Sheeran collaborates with 22 artistes for new LP
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's new LP 'No.6 Collaborations Project features as many as 22 collaborators including the likes of Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Khalid and Eminem.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chennai water crisis hits construction sector
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) The water crisis in Chennai and in several other places in Tamil Nadu has affected the construction sector severely, said realty players.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Will discharge my duty impartially: Om Birla
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) BJP MP Om Birla on Wednesday thanked political parties for unanimously electing him the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha and pledged to discharge his duties without bias.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra's khaki shorts lead to troll trouble
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) It was a fashionable outing for Priyanka Chopra, but she became a target of trolls who took a dig at her decision to wear khaki shorts.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Rohit Sharma relying on 'cut' to stamp authority this WC
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma has been in imperious form in the ongoing World Cup, having scored 319 runs in the three matches that the Men in Blue have played so far.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Sunburn returns to Goa for year-end music fest
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Come December and electronic dance music festival Sunburn will return to Goa for the annual year-end music fest.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Desire to win more important than result: Suman Rao
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Suman Rao, who has won the Femina Miss India World 2019 title, believes in lending her voice to gender equality and says that more than the ultimate result, having the desire to win is very important to grow in life.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ALERT: Rahul to consider remaining as Congress President
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2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 200 services make Paytm India's only super app
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Digital payments leader Paytm provides over 200 services after the launch of its gaming platform, PaytmFirst Games.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
China donates security equipment to SL Parliament
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) China on Wednesday donated a batch of security equipment to the Sri Lankan Parliament to ensure the safety of the public and legislators following the April Easter suicide bombings in the island country.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Politics
One Nation, One Election is anti-federal: CPI-M
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday came out strongly against the 'One Nation, One Election' proposal, calling it "fundamentally anti-federal, anti-democratic" and striking at the root of the parliamentary democratic system.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Would've attended meeting if it was about EVMs: Mayawati
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said that she would have attended the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi if it was on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pompeo unable to visit Sri Lanka: US Embassy
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be unable to visit Sri Lanka as previously announced due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts, the US Embassy said in a statement here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Kriti Sanon joins Rahul Dholakia's thriller
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon has signed her next project -- Rahul Dholakia's yet untitled thriller.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
More than 70 mn forcibly displaced worldwide: UNHCR
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) The number of people fleeing violence, persecution and conflict in 2018 has exceeded 70 million globally - the highest number in the UN refugee agency's almost 70 years of operations.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Alcoholic monkey becomes Elon Musk's Twitter picture
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Carrying on with what seems to be his 'wild Tweet week', multi-billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has replaced his profile picture on Twitter with that of an alcoholic monkey.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Brazil draw with Venezuela in Copa America tie
Salvador (Brazil), June 19 (IANS) Hosts Brazil played a goalless draw with Venezuela in a Copa America clash here.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Searches at properties of sacked J&K Bank Chairman
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) A team of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday carried out searches at properties belonging to sacked J&K Bank chairman, Pervez Ahmad Nengroo.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Child deaths by AES continue; doctors, officials clueless
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Children have been dying in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) for over a fortnight, but doctors and heath officials are still in dark about the exact nature of the disease and precise cause of deaths.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Congress dissolves Karnataka unit, spares Gundu Rao
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A day after the Congress suspended its MLA R. Roshan Baig, the party on Wednesday dissolved the Karnataka Congress Committee, sparing state unit chief Dilip Gundu Rao and Working President Easwar Khandre.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to launch on August 7: Report
Seoul June 19 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to unleash its next generation Galaxy Note 10 on August 7 in Barclays Centre in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, USA.
2019-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
When Dilip Kumar asked Anupam Kher to 'relax'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says it was a pat on the shoulder from legendary actor Dilip Kumar during the shoot of their film "Karma" that made him feel that he had arrived.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Breast cancer raises heart disease risk
New York, June 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Drug to boost growth in kids with dwarfism shows promise
Melbourne, June 19 (IANS) A drug that helps regulate bone development has been found to boost growth rates in children with achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism, in a global trial.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Amethi celebrates Rahul Gandhi's birthday
Amethi, June 19 (IANS) Congressmen in Amethi and Sultanpur turned out in large numbers to celebrate Congress President Rahul Gandhi's 49th birthday on Wednesday and distributed sweets among children in slum dwellings.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Opposition slams Kerala government for NRI's suicide
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Wednesday slammed the ruling Left government after a Nigeria-based Keralite committed suicide after the government failed to give his business necessary sanctions under ease of doing business rules.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Doctors in Himachal continue with 'pen down' strike
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) The government doctors in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday continued with the two-hour 'pen down' strike over the failure to arrest an accused involved in assaulting and abusing a female doctor.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
PM introduces his Ministers to Parliament
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday introduced to the Lok Sabha his Council of Ministers, starting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress-BJP fight over national anthem at Jaipur civic body
Jaipur, June 19 (IANS) With the new Congress government in Rajasthan having suspended the practice of playing the national anthem and the national song at the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) headquarters, a war of words has broken out between the city's Mayor Vishnu Lata and his predecessor Ashok Lahoti.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Remain the Congress chief, Gehlot tells Rahul
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday greeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his birthday and urged him to remain the party chief in the interests of the country and people.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Richa Chadha extends support to Pride Month
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has become a part of a special promotional initiative of the US Consulate here to extend support for the Pride Month in India.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Vijay Varma to star in 'Hurdang'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) "Gully Boy" actor Vijay Varma has been roped in for Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt's next directorial "Hurdang", a love story set in Prayagraj.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saiyami Kher to star in Anurag Kashyap's next
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Saiyami Kher has been roped in for filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's next directorial.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
This app turns your phone into robot
New York, June 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smartphone application that allows a user to easily programme any robot to perform a task, dramatically bringing down the costs of building and programming mobile robots.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) BJP MP from Rajasthan Om Birla was on Wednesday unanimously elected the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cause of disease that turns babies' lips blue identified
New York, June 19 (IANS) Using a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9, researchers have identified the cause and potential treatment for a rare, fatal disease that turns babies' lips and skin blue.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Anushka joins Kohli in England ahead of Afghanistan clash
London, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has joined her husband and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli ahead of India's clash against Afghanistan on Saturday in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Premium smartphone market collapses 8% in Q1 as Apple falls
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The global premium smartphone market has collapsed 8 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 as Apple shipments plummeted 20 per cent, a report by Counterpoint Research said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, India,Technology
Confident Bangladesh face in-form Australia (Preview)
Nottingham, June 19 (IANS) Buoyed by their emphatic win over West Indies, Bangladesh will be brimming with confidence when they face a stiff test against Australia in their crucial World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge, here on Thursday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Celebrations as Rahul turns 49, Modi greets him
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Less than a month after it suffered a humiliating electoral defeat, the Congress celebrated on Wednesday as its President Rahul Gandhi turned 49, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeting him too.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump officially launches re-election campaign veering between incumbent, insurgent (2nd Lead)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Veering between incumbent and insurgent, US President Donald Trump trumpeted the economic gains during his two years in office but also portrayed himself as an outsider as he hit out against the political establishment and the inquiries against him during the official launch of his 2020 re-election campaign.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bypoll to 2 RS seats: SC notice to EC on Gujarat Congress plea
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Election Commission (EC) on Gujarat Congress' plea seeking simultaneous poll to the two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Stoinis likely to make comeback against Bangladesh
Nottingham, June 19 (IANS) All-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who had to miss the last two World Cup games because of a side strain, could likely make a return to the Australian team for Thursday's clash against Bangladesh.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Congress to skip all-party meeting called by Modi
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi said on Wednesday that his party will not attend the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the 'one nation, one election' proposal.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Gulabo Sitabo' screams of diligent writing: Big B
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has started shooting for the "Gulabo Sitabo" here, says the film's script screams of diligent writing and enthusiastic preparation.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jaaved Jaaferi to lend voice for a new show
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi will lend his voice for an upcoming web series titled "Only for Singles".
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Amitabh delivers 14-minute take in one shot
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) There are reasons why Amitabh Bachchan is called Bollywood's Big B. The megastar, 76, delivered a 14-minute long take in one shot for "Chehre", leaving the crew in awe of his talent.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tahira Kashyap apologises for sitting on Buddha statue
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Writer-director Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, who was trolled on social media for sitting on a Buddha statue, has apologised for "unintentionally agonising a few people".
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ALERT: Congress to skip all party meeting called by Modi
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2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,National,Politics
Deepika shares frame with Kendall Jenner in NY
New York, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was all smiles as she posed with supermodel and reality TV star Kendall Jenner at a charity dinner here.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Now try virtual makeup while watching YouTube tutorials
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) With a new "Augmented Reality (AR) Beauty Try-On feature", Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube would now let users try on virtual make-up while watching tutorials in real time.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BJP's Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) BJP MP from Rajasthan Om Birla was elected unopposed as the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) BJP MP from Rajasthan Om Birla was elected the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha unopposed on Wednesday. He succeeds Sumitra Mahajan.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed
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2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ANC to participate in Yoga Day function
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The ANC will participate in the International Yoga Day functions to be held in Andaman and Nicobar Island on Thursday and Friday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Pakistan's 'heaviest' man shifted to hospital for treatment
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The "heaviest" man of Pakistan, who weighs over 330 kg, was shifted to a hospital in the city of Lahore for his treatment, authorities said.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Court monitored probe sought in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar incident
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Two people on Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking a court-monitored investigation in Sunday's Mukherjee Nagar brawl between two tempo drivers and several police men.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Clashes erupt during anti-militancy operation in Anantnag
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Clashes erupted between stone pelting youths and the security forces on Wednesday during an anti-militancy operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bahwan CyberTek to rejig fintech business
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Information technology (IT) company Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) is planning to restructure its financial technology (fintech) vertical, including carving it out as a separate company to seek private equity investment, said a official on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
SC to hear PIL on AES outbreak on Monday
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction to the Centre to send a team of medical professionals to review and assist in preventing the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
8 killed, 10 injured in UP road accident
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh), June 19 (IANS) Eight persons, including two children, were killed and ten others injured in a road accident here.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC notice to EC on Gujarat Congress plea for bypoll to 2 RS seats
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Election Commission (EC) on a plea by the Gujarat Congress seeking simultaneous bypolls for the two Rajya Sabha seats from in the State.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UP highways to have herbal plantations for clean air
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) The national and state highways in Uttar Pradesh will soon have clean and bacteria-free air as the Yogi Adityanath government is planning to plant herbal Ayurvedic plants along the highways in the state to improve air quality and also promote Ayurveda.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Two drug dealers arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Two drug dealers were arrested with 275 grams of brown sugar here, a Kolkata Police officer said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pyongyang visit to contribute to Korean Peninsula talks: Xi
Pyongyang, June 19 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping, in an op-ed published in an official North Korean newspaper on Wednesday, said his upcoming visit to Pyongyang will help achieve progress in the negotiations on the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization issue.
2019-06-19
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Yogi tightens hold on private universities in UP
L0ucknow, June 19 (IANS) All private universities in Uttar Pradesh will now have to give an undertaking to the government, saying that their campuses will not be allowed to be used for "any anti-national activity", a new ordinance says.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Salman Khan works towards 'being flexible'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan is working out for making his strong body more flexible.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Only six! Lowest-ever total in Women's T20Is
Kigali (Rwanda), June 19 (IANS) Cricket fans on Tuesday were busy talking about star Afghanistan player Rashid Khan, who broke an ugly record against England by becoming the most expensive bowler in the World Cup history.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Rwanda,Sports,Cricket
Google Calendar suffers global outage
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Adding to the plethora of outages that apps from major tech giants have been suffering lately, Google's Calendar refused to work for over nearly three hours for users around the world.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Australian state legalizes euthanasia for the terminally ill
Melbourne, June 19 (IANS) Australia's state of Victoria on Wednesday became the first in the country to legalize euthanasia for the terminally ill as the law on voluntary assisted death (VAD) entered into force.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Republican Sena files complaint against Congress over LS poll claim
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Republican Sena has approached the Delhi Police complaining that some people tried to spread rumours that its party President Anandraj Ambedkar, grandson of B.R. Ambedkar, joined the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rahul Gandhi turns 49, Modi extends wishes
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday turned 49. Wishes poured in from political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
What is Inzamam doing in England, asks ex-Pakistan skipper
Lahore, June 19 (IANS) Following Pakistan's dismal performance in the ongoing World Cup so far, the country's former skipper Intikhab Alam has questioned the presence of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq in England and said it was the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) mistake to allow him to stay in England at its expense.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
26 injured in Japan earthquake
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS) At least 26 people were injured after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck Japan's northwestern region, causing landslides and power outages in some areas, authorities said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Peru rally to beat Bolivia in Copa America
Rio de Janeiro, June 19 (IANS) Peru came from behind to clinch a 3-1 win over Bolivia and keep alive their hopes of progressing to the Copa America knockout stage.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Focus on remaining matches: PCB Chairman to Sarfaraz
Lahore, June 19 (IANS) Following the embarrassing defeat against India in the ongoing World Cup, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has told captain Sarfaraz Ahmed that they should focus on the remaining four matches of the tournament.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Xi, Trump hold telephone conversation
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping held a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Donald Trump at the latter's request.
2019-06-19
Category: International, China,Politics
Markets open on positive note
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bengal is in national centre-stage but for wrong news (Column: Political Calculus)
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen repeatedly said that for the development of the country, primary necessity is primary health and education services. If health is not given importance then a country or a nation cannot prosper. The backbone of a country is the development of these two.
2019-06-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Yuvraj seeks BCCI's permission to play in foreign T20 leagues
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has sought the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) permission to play in foreign T20 leagues, following his retirement from international cricket last week.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Australia unsure about prosecution of journalists
Canberra, June 19 (IANS) Australias Attorney General (AG) on Wednesday declared that he would be reluctant to authorise the prosecution of journalists after federal police raids earlier in June.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Trump formally launches 2020 re-election campaign
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida, and called on his supporters to deliver a metaphorical "earthquake" at the ballots against his Democratic Party rivals.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Didn't think I could produce innings like that: Morgan
Manchester, June 19 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan was in beast mode against Afghanistan as he scored the fourth fastest World Cup century during his side's emphatic 150-run win at the Old Trafford.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Women's WC: Marta creates history with record 17th goal
Valenciennes (France), June 19 (IANS) Marta became the top scorer in the history of FIFA World Cups, including the men's tournament, after scoring her 17th overall goal in Brazil's 1-0 win against Italy in the Women's World Cup here.
2019-06-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Sharapova makes victorious return in Mallorca
Mallorca (Spain) June 19 (IANS) Maria Sharapova defeated Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia to make progress in the 2019 Mallorca Open.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Mallorca,Sports,Tennis
Acting US Defence Secretary quits as domestic violence reports surface
New York, June 19 (IANS) Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has quit as reports of a domestic violence incident from nearly nine years ago surfaced marring his chances for confirmation even as Washington readies for a possible confrontation with Iran.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
21 injured in Japan earthquake
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS) At least 21 people people were injured following a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan's northwestern coast overnight and caused a slight tsunami, officials announced on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Trump formally kicks off 2020 re-election campaign
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has formally kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Super sleuth, who interrogated Dawood Ibrahim, says don confessed to crime
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The super sleuth who interrogated India's most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim has finally penned a book revealing the don was an ordinary looking coward person, who confessed that he was involved in (organised) crime.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US stocks close higher amid trade hopes, Fed meeting
New York, June 19 (IANS) US stocks ended higher as hopes of easing trade tensions cheered on Wall Street ahead of the upcoming G20 Summit in Japan.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump's choice for US Defence Secretary pulls out
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced his choice for Defence Secretary has withdrawn, shaking up the Pentagon at a time of rising Middle East tensions.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guterres backs 'self-policing' to fight hate speech
United Nations, June 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has backed "new forms of self-policing by social media platforms" and action by volunteer groups to fight hate speech spreading at "lightning speed" through digital media.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
US dollar edges up amid Federal Reserve meeting
New York, June 19 (IANS) The US dollar strengthened modestly against its major rivals in late trading on Tuesday amid the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UN launches plan of action on hate speech
United Nations, June 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday announced the launch of the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Karnataka Congress MLA Roshan Baig suspended
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) The Karnataka Congress suspended its senior legislator from Bengaluru R. Roshan Baig for anti-party activities, a party official said late Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Man held for sexually assaulting minor girl
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A 45-year-old man was arrested in outer Delhi's Bawana area for sexually assaulting a six-year-old minor girl, police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka Congress MLA Roshan Baig suspended
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) The Karnataka Congress suspended its senior legislator from Bengaluru R. Roshan Baig for anti-party activities, a party official said late Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Italy's next EU Commissioner to focus on jobs: Deputy PM
Rome, June 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's new European Union Commissioner will concentrate on businesses and on employment, Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini vowed on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Girl molested in Gurugram metro station
Gurugram, June 19 (IANS) The Gurugram Police registered an FIR against an unknown youth for allegedly molesting a girl in Huda City Centre metro station on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four RBU departmental heads resign over 'racist slurs'
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a sensational turn of events, four departmental heads of the Rabindra Bharati University have stepped down alleging racist slurs targeted against them by state's ruling Trinamool Congress students wing members.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Almost 700 dead, over 4,000 wounded in Tripoli clashes
Tripoli, June 19 (IANS/AKI) Scores of civilians are among at least 691 people killed and 4,012 injured in the battle for control of Tripoli since eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar began an assault on the Libyan capital in early April, according to the United Nations.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Minister of State for Home has become a joke: KCR
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday said that Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy has become a joke by stating that Hyderabad is a "safe zone for terrorists".
2019-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
No 'Italexit' from euro, says Italian PM
Rome, June 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy one of the staunchest believers in Europe and its exit from the single European currency is out of the question, Italy's populist Premier Giuseppe Conte said in an interview on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Former Miss India Universe chased and attacked in Kolkata, 7 held
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Seven persons were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly attacking former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta here and vandalising the cab she was travelling in, a senior Kolkata Police officer said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TRS to continue issue-based support to NDA
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will extend issue-based support to the BJP-led NDA government as it did during the latter's previous term, party President and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Uttarakhand HC allows Guptas' wedding in Auli
Dehradun, June 18 (IANS) Amid environmental concerns over the Auli wedding extravaganza of the controversial NRI Gupta brothers' two sons, the Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday allowed the event on condition of a Rs 1.5 crore security deposit for compensating any damage at the pristine ski resort.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Haj Pilgrimage: SC asks Centre to respond to Haj tour operators' plea
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Federation of Haj Private Tour Operators (PTOs) of India moved the Supreme Court challenging the validity of a condition imposed on Haj Group Organisers (HGOs) to charge the additional quota of 10,000 seats, for the pilgrims to Mecca and Medina, on the rates of Haj Committee of India.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Big B feels Resul Pookutty gives him too much credit
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says Oscar-winning sound artiste Resul Pookutty gives him more credit than he deserves.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Atul Rai may lose his LS membership if he fails to take oath
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP from Ghosi Atul Rai, an accused in a rape case, may lose his membership if he fails to take oath within 60 sittings of the Lok Sabha.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parched Chennai will get drinking water, assures CM (2nd Lead)
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) With reservoirs supplying water to Chennai drying up and ground water levels plummeting in absence of rain, water has become scarce but the government is taking necessary steps to supply drinking water to people, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
PIL in SC seeks steps to check outbreak of AES
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking direction to the Centre to dispatch a team of medical professionals to review and assist in preventing the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TMC MLA, 12 councillors join BJP
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In another blow to Mamata Banerjees Trinamool Congress, an MLA from her party joined the BJP on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Union Minister Prahlad Patel's son arrested for assaulting duo
Narsinghpur (MP), June 18 (IANS) Union Minister Prahlad Patel's son was arrested along with six others on Tuesday for assault and opening fire during a fight.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England, Morgan break records to flatten Afghanistan
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) England and their captain Eoin Morgan re-wrote record books in a scintillating batting display to flatten Afghanistan by 150 runs in a World Cup clash here on Tuesday and to zoom to the top of the points table.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
SC agrees to hear plea on forest fires in Uttarakhand
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear, next week, a plea seeking urgent steps to protect forests and wildlife in Uttarakhand from wild fires.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Depressed man commits suicide in front of Metro
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A young man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in before a moving Delhi Metro train at the Civil Lines station, the police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt restores 'ration in kind' to defence officers in peace areas
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The government on Tuesday restored the proposal of 'ration in kind' to defence officers posted in peace areas.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Kenyan woman found dead in South Delhi
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A Kenyan national was allegedly killed by unidentified persons in South Delhi's Chattarpur Extension area, the police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISIC to participate in Indian Wheelchair Cricket Premiere League
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) on Tuesday said it will participate in the 2019 Indian Wheelchair Cricket Premiere League with its franchise of Delhi Superstar wheelchair cricket team.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Police-tempo driver clash in Delhi: Probe team questions 18 people
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Probing an attack on policemen by a tempo driver carrying a sword and his subsequent thrashing by police personnel in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar area on Sunday, a fact-finding team headed by Joint Commissioner Manish Kumar Aggarwal on Tuesday recorded statements of 15 people and questioned 18 others. The Crime Branch, too, is investigating the case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Cyclone Vayu crosses Gujarat coast, causes heavy rains
Ahmedabad, June 18 (IANS) After playing truant for a week, Cyclone Vayu went past the Kutch coast in Gujarat on Tuesday in a considerably weakened state, leaving moderate to heavy showers at several places with the mercury plummeting dramatically.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Environment/Wildlife
Colombia, Qatar eye moving closer to Copa America QF
Sao Paulo, June 18 (IANS) Colombia and Qatar national teams are set to square off here on Wednesday with an aim to move a step closer to qualifying for the 2019 Copa America quarters.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Won't allow thieves to stay in party, says Mamata amid defections
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A day after 12 Trinamool Congress councillors and an MLA switched over to the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed she does not want to keep "thieves" in her party, and asked those who are planning to leave to do so immediately so that fresh faces can take their places.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Real Madrid present young Brazilian Rodrygo to fans
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Real Madrid on Tuesday presented 18-year-old Brazilian forward Rodrygo Goes to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The youngster, actually signed a year ago, spent the last season on loan in Brazil to continue gaining experience, reports Xinhua news agency.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Industry concerns on e-commerce policy to be addressed: Goyal
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has assured Indian e-commerce players that their concerns regarding the draft e-commerce policy will be addressed and also asked them to send their concerns to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in the next 10 days.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ahead of Union Budget, PM meets key Secretaries
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met the Finance Ministry Secretaries along with Secretaries of few other ministries and Niti Aayog CEO on suggestions and roadmap for the economy and the upcoming Union Budget 2019-2020.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
SAT stays SEBI's order barring NDTV promoters from key posts
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Securities Appellate Tribunal on Tuesday stayed the SEBI's order barring news channel NDTV's promoters - Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy - from holding any key managerial positions in the board or the management of NDTV.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Media
All steps underway for drinking water supply to Chennai: CM
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) With reservoirs supplying water to Chennai drying up and ground water levels plummeting in absence of rain, water has become scarce but the government is taking necessary steps to supply drinking water to people, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury: From street fighter to Congress leader in LS (Profile)
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Maverick, aggressive, and controversial, five-time MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has for long been considered the strongman of West Bengal's Murshidabad district, where he kept the Congress flag flying for decades, and won against all odds from Baharampur in the recent Lok Sabha polls.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Opposition accuses Maharashtra govt of leaking Budget
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Opposition parties staged a walkout and boycotted the presentation of the state Budget, accusing Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar of "leaking" it on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Maharashtra's please-all budget with deficit of Rs 20,293 cr
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) With an eye on the upcoming assembly elections, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Tuesday presented an additional please-all state budget with a revenue deficit of Rs 20,293 crore, which is considerably higher than last' year's shortfall of Rs 14,960 crore.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Goyal holds high-level review meeting with railway officials
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting with senior railway officials and asked them to work as a team to achieve ambitious targets set by the Railway Board and to turn the national transporter into one of the best railways in the world.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Bike Bot' scam: Suspects involve more high-profile people, say police
Greater Noida, June 18 (IANS) The Gautam Buddh Nagar police suspects involvement of high-profile persons in the alleged 'Bike Bot' ponzi scheme run by arrested BSP leader Sanjay Bhati and will seek his custody again for further questioning, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
French aviation, defence industries have chosen India: Envoy
Paris, June 18 (IANS) Describing itself as a "true partner", France on Tuesday said its aviation and defence industries have chosen India for investment and strengthening the strategic partnership which has "full political support".
2019-06-18
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Environment issues not justifiable: Rawat on Auli wedding
Dehradun, June 18 (IANS) Amidst environmental concerns over the impending wedding extravaganza of the controversial Gupta brothers' two sons in Auli, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday strongly defended the high profile marriage and said such issues were not justifiable.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SEBI allows exchanges to introduce futures on commodity indices
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Tuesday permitted stock exchanges with commodity derivative segment to introduce futures on commodity indices.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tamil Nadu CM assures on drinking water supply
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) With the water level in reservoirs across Tamil Nadu declining rapidly, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami here on Tuesday assured that necessary steps were being taken to ensure drinking water supply to people.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
'India's foreign trade needs tax sops, support for R&D'
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman prepares to present her first Union Budget on July 5, trade associations involved in import and export want the government to take several steps to boost India's cross border trade.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Argentina, Paraguay to meet in Copa America battle
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), June 18 (IANS) Argentina and Paraguay, who got off to rough starts at the 2019 Copa America, will square off later this week at Mireirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
ED attaches properties worth Rs 1,609 cr of Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd in money laundering case
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has attached moveable properties worth Rs 1,609 crore belonging to the Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd (SVLL) in its investigation into a bank fraud case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA questions jail inmates in Chennai
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday questioned inmates of Central Jail here in an effort to probe their links with the Easter Day serial bombings in Sri Lanka, officials said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Olialia Sky brings luxury air-charter services for corporate honchos in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Business travel will soon be a luxurious experience for corporate honchos with an upmarket uber air-charter service landing into Indian airspace to service those who wish to travel in style.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
LS day-2: Owaisi counter BJP MPs slogan-by-slogan
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The second day of the 17th Lok Sabha was brought into sharp focus by slogans raised during the oath-taking ceremony of the new lawmakers.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha orders litchi test after encephalitis deaths in Bihar
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) In view of the rising encephalitis deaths in Bihar, Odisha government on Tuesday directed officials to collect samples of litchi being sold in the market and test it for any toxins affecting human health.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
India ready to host athletes from all countries: Government
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) After issues with hosting a few international sporting events in recent times, Union Sports Secretary Radhey Shyam Julaniya has written to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Narinder Batra, saying that they are looking forward to co-operating with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on hosting future international sporting events. The letter was also marked to IOC chief Thomas Bach.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Diplomacy
Sonia chairs meet of UPA leaders, allies on session strategy
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of leaders of constituent parties and other allies to discuss their floor plan during the Budget Session.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Heatwave kills 90 people in last 72 hours in Bihar
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Severe heatwave killed 12 more people in Bihar in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll over the past three days to 90, official said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Xi's North Korea visit has nothing to do with US: China
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) China on Tuesday dismissed the view that President Xi Jinping's North Korea visit this week was a signal to the US that Beijing could use its sway over Pyongyang as "leverage" in dealing with the US amid their escalating trade war.
2019-06-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
Four months after crash, Mirage pilot's family awaits probe findings
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) It has been four months since a Mirage 2000 fighter crashed in Bengaluru but the family of one of the two pilots killed in the incident still awaits closure as the Indian Air Force (IAF) is yet to share findings of the court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of accident.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Trump signals ease in trade tensions with China, global markets to gain
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Indian markets may gain on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump signalled easing of US-China trade tensions.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
2 killed, 5 injured in J&K river rafting accident
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Two people were killed and five others injured on Tuesday in a rafting accident in Lidder river in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam hill station.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anticipatory bail of Jharkhand legislator rejected in sexual harassment case
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) A court in Jharkhand rejected anticipatory bail of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator Pradeep Yadav in a sexual harassment case on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Jet shares ends 40% lower, 2 independent directors resign
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Jet Airways saw one of the worst days of its trading history on Tuesday as investors distanced themselves from the grounded airline after its lenders decided to initiate bankruptcy proceedings to recover dues.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Former Andhra MP Kothapalli Geetha joins BJP
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Kothapalli Geetha, the former YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) MP from Araku in Andhra Pradesh, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal BJP activist murdered, party blames Trinamool
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A BJP youth wing activist was on Tuesday killed in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district as post-poll violence continue to rock the state.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Supporters of BJP MP Birla celebrate his nomination as Lok Sabha Speaker
Jaipur, June 18 (IANS) Supporters of the BJP MP from Kota Om Birla gathered outside his house on Tuesday to celebrate his nomination as the Lok Sabha Speaker.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Sanjay Dutt dedicates 'Baba' to his late father
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is venturing into Marathi cinema as a producer with "Baba", has dedicated the film to his late father and veteran actor Sunil Dutt.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sugar mills, distilleries under police scanner for links with 'hooch syndicates' (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As more than a hundred people died in 'poisonous hooch' tragedies in Uttar Pradesh during the past one year, a few sugar mills and distilleries have come under the scanner of the Special Task Force of the UP police. Working round the clock to bust 'killer syndicates' supplying cheap industrial alcohol to bootleggers and gangs involved in manufacturing of illicit liquor, STF has seized more than 10,000 litres of rectified spirit in raids across the state in the past one month.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mobile storytelling exciting, economical: Kiran Rao
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who has directed two 10-second short films for Facebook India, says shooting a film by a mobile camera and in a vertical frame makes storytelling exciting and inexpensive, especially for youngsters.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
10 injured in grenade attack in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured in a grenade blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama town on Tuesday, police said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Quess hires Krish Seshadri to lead Monster operations
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Leading software services provider Quess Corporation on Tuesday said it had hired Krish Seshadri as Chief Executive of Monster, which it acquired in January 2018.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Yogi welcomes life term for 4 Ayodhya terror attack accused
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday welcomed the life imprisonment awarded to four accused in the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Film celebs back in action after beating illness
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Once Rishi Kapoor is back home after months of being in New York for treatment, he is likely to bounce back to action soon with a film co-starring Juhi Chawla. And he is not the only actor who has fought a serious illness like a warrior and set an inspirational example for fans to follow.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Two children killed in explosion in UP toilet
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) Two children were killed and one seriously injured in an explosion in a toilet here on Tuesday, police said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barkha Bisht excited about her first historical show
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Barkha Bisht Sengupta, who has been roped in to play Tarini in the ongoing TV show "Chandragupta Maurya", says she is excited to experience the historical genre for the first time.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
HC directs clinic to continue stem cell treatment
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In an interim relief, the Delhi High Court has directed a private clinic to continue with the stem cell treatment being provided to the patients till its further orders.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra Assembly passes resolution on SCS
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to accord Special Category Status (SCS) to the state without any further delay.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Two injured in rafting accident in J&K's Lidder river
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Two persons were injured on Tuesday during a rafting competition in Lidder river in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam hill station.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre compulsorily retires 15 senior CBIC officials for misconduct
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Days after a dozen senior Income Tax officials were shown the door for alleged misconduct, the axe has now fallen on 15 senior revenue officials dealing with indirect taxes on charges ranging from demanding bribe and criminal conspiracy to financial impropriety, sources said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Morgan slams 4th fastest WC ton, hits most sixes in an ODI
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan on Tuesday created a new world record for maximum sixes in an ODI innings as he hit 17 sixes en route to his breathtaking 148 off just 71 balls against Afghanistan in their World Cup tie at Old Trafford. The previous record (16 sixes) was held jointly by Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Captain Morgan leads carnage as England post record 397/6
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) Afghanistan bowlers were smashed to all corners of Old Trafford as England captain Eoin Morgan's whirlwind innings of 148 helped his side post a mammoth 397/6 in their World Cup clash on Tuesday. Morgan's knock came off just 71 deliveries as he hit four fours and a record 17 sixes. The 32-year-old's century came off just 57 balls, thus making it the fourth fastest World Cup ton of all time and the fastest in this edition of the tournament.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
5 startups get Rs 35 lakh each in WhatsApp India contest
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Invest India on Tuesday picked 5 Indian startups who would receive nearly Rs 35 lakh ($50,000) each to further develop country-first products to solve real-life problems being faced by millions in the country.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HK chief's apology rejected, protest to continue
Hong Kong, June 18 (IANS) A civil rights organisation, coordinating demonstrations against a contentious extradition bill, on Tuesday rejected a public apology by Hong Kong's leader and announced that the protests would continue.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two planets that could support life discovered
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Two exoplanets that have been discovered, which are warm similar to Earth and may have water, could be good candidates to support life, according to a study on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Science/Tech
2005 Ayodhya terror attack: Sequence of events
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday convicted four people in the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack on charges of criminal conspiracy and attempted murder and sentenced them to life imprisonment. One accused was, however, acquitted.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
Its Kerala leader's son accused of rape, CPI-M says won't interfere
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) The CPI-M national leadership has washed its hands off Binoy Kodiyeri, son of its Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, against whom a rape case was filed last week.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Social media comments may hinder credibility of health professionals
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) For health professionals, posting a single negative comment on their Facebook profiles may hinder their credibility with current or potential clients, according to a study.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
China earthquake kills 13, injures 199
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) As many as 13 people were killed and 199 others injured in a 6-magnitude earthquake that hit China's Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Tuesday. The earthquake hit the Changning county at 10.55 p.m. on Monday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury named Congress leader in LS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was on Tuesday named as leader of Congress in Lok Sabha by UPA Chairperson and Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sexagenarian woman beaten to death with iron rod by son-in-law
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A 60-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her son-in-law with an iron rod in Rohini area of Delhi following a heated argument, police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi court extends NIA custody of terror funding accused by 7 days
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to quiz Mohammad Arif Ghulambashir Dharampuria for seven days in connection with the Pakistan-based Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) terror funding case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Two unidentified bodies recovered off Mumbai beaches
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Two bodies were retrieved from the Arabian Sea in two separate incidents off the Juhu and Versova beaches in the city's western suburbs on Tuesday, an official said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lukaku has to leave Manchester United, feels Martinez
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) For his own good, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku "has to leave" the Premier League giants, feels Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Rumours rife on Lampard's imminent move to Chelsea
London, June 18 (IANS) Rumours of Chelsea's desire to replace Maurizio Sarri with club legend Frank Lampard as head coach has been gaining steam since the end of the previous season. Lampard, who is Chelsea's all-time highest goal-scorer, nearly led Derby County to promotion to the Premier League in his very first season as manager before losing to Aston Villa in the playoff final.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bollywood push for Hollywood franchises in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bollywoods 'King Khan Shah Rukh Khan will be bringing the life of King Mufasa alive with his voice in the Hindi version of Jon Favreaus re-imagination of Disneys classic "The Lion King". It shows how Hollywood franchises are adding a Bollywood twist to get it going in India.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood