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Water availability in 91 major reservoirs down to 26%
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Total water availability in 91 major reservoirs in the country has reduced to 26 per cent of their actual storage capacity, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
After gruelling power battle, Naidu, Jagan chilling out
Amaravati, April 26 (IANS) With nearly a month to go for the election results, top politicians in Andhra Pradesh are headed to different tourism destinations for a much-needed break after weeks of gruelling campaigning under the sun and in dust.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NYAY scheme a surgical strike on poverty: Rahul
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday called NYAY scheme a surgical strike on poverty as he took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for growing employment in the country.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019
Vijayan asks Modi not to belittle Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday took strong exception to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that BJP workers did not know if they will return safely once they leave their home.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Uttarakhand firms' closure to render hundreds jobless
Dehradun, April 26 (IANS) Hundreds of people are set to lose their jobs after the district administrations in Uttarakhand on Friday began closing 17 factories for causing pollution.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Maharashtra stops Jet staff protest at Modi rally
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government is in no mood to allow Jet Airways issues to enter news cycle in the middle of the general election.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cyclone threat in Indian Ocean, may impact TN, Andhra
Visakhapatnam, April 26 (IANS) A depression over east Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal BJP's Anurag Thakur owns Rs 5.54 cr assets
Shimla, April 26 (IANS) Anurag Thakur, the BJP's flamboyant three-time MP from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, on Friday declared owning movable and immovable assets worth over Rs 5.54 crore.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
One of the largest diamonds ever found in Botswana
Gaborone (Botswana), April 26 (IANS) One of the world's largest diamonds weighing a whopping 1,758 carats has been found in Botswana, a mining company said.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Botswana,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
I fell apart: Sameera Reddy on post-pregnancy weight
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) A dive into parenthood comes with its ups and downs. Actress Sameera Reddy, who is expecting her second baby soon, says her first pregnancy left her feeling torn between the reality and the pressure to portray an "unreal life" as a celebrity.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sensex closes 336 points up as Brent retreats
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The Sensex advanced 336 points on Friday as the Brent crude -- the global oil benchmark -- retreated to $72 a barrel. The Brent had crossed the $75-mark on Thursday for the first time since the US decided to end sanctions waivers that allowed India to continue buying Iranian crude.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Police response sought on complaint against Rahul
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here on Friday asked the Delhi Police to file an Action Taken Report (ATR) on a private complaint filed against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for making an objectionable speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ancient Indian treasures for June auction on exhibition
Shanghai, April 26 (IANS) A collection of ancient Indian treasures and royal jewels, which are to be auctioned in New York in June, have been put on exhibition in Shanghai Christie's.
2019-04-26
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Complaint against Gautam Gambhir for 2 voter cards
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Atishi has filed a criminal complaint against Gautam Gambhir, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee for the same seat, for holding two voter cards.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics,Sports
AIADMK seeks action against 3 MLAs for anti-party moves
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The Chief Whip of the ruling AIADMK S. Rajendran on Friday met Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal and submitted a petition to take appropriate action against three legislators for their anti-party activities.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Yasin's appeal seeking transfer of TADA cases dismissed
Jammu, April 26 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik seeking transfer of the trial of two TADA cases against him to Srinagar.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi Dynamos defender Gharami tests positive for Prednisone
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a first in the Indian Super League, a footballer has tested positive for use of banned substance. The league has a zero-tolerance policy for doping and Delhi Dynamos player Rana Gharami has been charged with a violation of the NADA Anti-Doping Rules and he can be barred from playing for four years.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Football
Nath father-son in fray from home turf Chhindwara
Chhindwara, April 26 (IANS) Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh has gained the unique distinction of being the only constituency from where a father and son are contesting the elections.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Workaholic Japan to go on unprecedented 10-day breaK
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) Japanese workers, known to be workaholics with frequent cases of "karoshi" or death by overworking, will from Saturday begin an unprecedented 10-day break with special days off combined with traditional Golden Week.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Previous BJP government let voters down in MP: ADR
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The previous BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, performed "poorly and underwhelmingly" on almost all governance parameters, including employment, healthcare facilities and agriculture infrastructure, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahman introduces lead actor of '99 Songs'
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman on Friday introduced Ehan Bhat as the lead actor of his upcoming film production "99 Songs".
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Actress Ritu Shivpuri does cameo in 'Nazar'
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Ritu Shivpuri is the latest entry in the supernatural show "Nazar".
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Afghan President inaugurates newly elected Parliament
Kabul, April 26 (IANS) Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani formally inaugurated the country's new Parliament amid tight security on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
12 cars of Nirav Modi, Choksi auctioned for Rs.3.29 cr
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Twelve luxury cars belonging to absconding diamantaires Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi have been auctioned for Rs 3.29 crore, an ED statement said here on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
FIM ARCC: Rajiv qualifies in top 12, Senthil at 18th
Adelaide, April 26 (IANS) After delivering the best ever performance in round 1 of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship 2019 (ARRC) in Sepang, IDEMITSU Honda Racing India teams riders Rajiv Sethu and Senthil Kumar pushed hard in the Asia Production 250 qualifier at the Bend Motorsport Park here on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Motorsports
MP government pocketed funds for poor kids, pregnant women: Modi
Sidhi (Madhya Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, alleging that the state's Congress government misappropriated funds meant for providing nutrition to poor children and pregnant women.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi has assets worth Rs 2.51 crore
Varanasi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who filed his nomination from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency on Friday, has movable and immovable assets to the tune of Rs 2.51 crore.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
70% flights cancelled in Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Stockholm, April 26 (IANS) A total of 1,409 Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) pilots from Sweden, Norway and Denmark went on strike on Friday, causing 673 cancellations so far and over 70,000 passengers affected.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Sweden,Business/Economy
Familial breast cancer may be preventable by medication
Vienna, April 26 (IANS) Breast cancer passed down in families may be preventable by the medication Denosumab, which is undergoing a five-year study in Austria.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Former RS MP extends support to AAP in Delhi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Former Rajya Sabha member Shahid Siddiqui on Friday extended support to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its seven candidates in Delhi.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Complaint against Gautam Gambhir for 2 voter cards
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Atishi has filed a criminal complaint against Gautam Gambhir, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee for the same seat, for holding two voter cards.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Sports
Ex-SC staffer who accused CJI, appears before panel
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Former Supreme Court staffer, who levelled allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, appeared before an in-house inquiry panel of the apex court on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Court dismisses Yasin Malik's plea to shift case
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Justice Sanjay Gupta of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by the banned Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik to transfer the trial of a 30-year-old case against the separatist leader from Jammu to Srinagar.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tripura State Rifles personnel leave for Bengal polling
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) Around 1,020 troopers of the counter-insurgency trained Tripura State Rifles (TSR) left for West Bengal on Friday to perform election related duties in the Trinamool Congress ruled state, official said here.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vivo clocks 119% growth in Indian market in Q1
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo became the fastest-growing brand in India in the first quarter of 2019, clocking a massive 119% growth (year-on-year), Counterpoint Research said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Now, Google Assistant to read stories to your baby
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) There is good news for parents. If you are not particularly good at reading bedtime stories to your kids, just ask the Google Assistant on your phone to do so and you will be able to hear the famous tales from the Panchtantra or other books.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Without entering poll fray, Raj Thackeray campaigns against BJP, Sena
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) His party may not be contesting the ongoing Lok Sabha polls but Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has ensured significant attention as he campaigns in Maharashtra against the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Asaram's son Narayan Sai too convicted of rape
Surat, April 26 (IANS) The Surat Sessions Court on Friday pronounced Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram, guilty in a 2013 rape case. The quantum of sentence will be announced on April 30.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Goods train derails near Gwalior, services disrupted
Gwalior/Jhansi, April 26 (IANS) Rail traffic between Gwalior and Jhansi stations was stalled for about eight hours on Friday, after four wagons of a goods train derailed near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Ten trains were cancelled and the routes of several others had to be changed.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pragya denies 'terrorist' barb against Digvijaya
Bhopal, April 26 (IANS) BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who has already received two notices from the Election Commission (EC) and has an FIR registered against her since the announcement of her name, on Friday denied her controversial remarks made against her Congress opponent Digvijaya Singh.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Fixing algorithms won't curb fake news on social media
New York, April 26 (IANS) Just tweaking algorithms and infusing Machine Learning (ML) into them will not protect us from misinformation and fake news on social media platforms, warn researchers.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
HDFC Life Insurance posts Rs.1,277 crore net profit
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Private life insurer HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd on Friday said it closed last fiscal with a 15 per cent growth in net profit.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Amid election heat, Agra struggles with water woes
Agra, April 26 (IANS) While politicians are busy promising the moon, ordinary folks in Agra continue to battle with water scarcity.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Pooja, Amit bag gold at Asian Boxing C'ship (2nd Lead)
Bangkok, April 26 (IANS) Boxers Pooja Rani and Amit Panghal gave India two gold medals at the Asian Boxing Championships here on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
HCL Tech expands US operations with cybersecurity centre
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) HCL Tech has said it has launched CyberSecurity Fusion Center (CSFC) in Frisco, Texas.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Begusarai Battle: Will it be for identity or ideology?
The Begusarai parliamentary constituency, which represents Begusarai district in northern Bihar has a distinct and prominent presence on the political map of Bihar. Unlike other parts of the state and the country, Begusarai district has by and large witnessed healthy, generally clean politics based on ideology. Since independence, the politics in Begusarai has revolved around two prominent political ideologies - Communism and Nationalism. Interestingly both these ideologies have their base cutting across caste, religion and assembly segments.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Ex-SC staffer who accused CJI, appears before panel
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Former Supreme Court staffer, who levelled allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, appeared before an in-house inquiry panel of the apex court on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Only Vajpayee formula will work in Kashmir: Modi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Only former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's formula of "Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamooriyat" will work in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gehlot campaigns for son, BJP calls him Dhritrashtra
Jodhpur, April 26 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who is going all out to ensure his son Vaibhav Gehlot's win from the Jodhpur parliamentary seat, has been branded "Dhritrashtra" by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-04-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Dangal 2019
Armenian trans activist gets death threats after speech
Yerevan, April 26 (IANS) Armenias first registered transgender woman has said that she received death threats after making a historic speech in her countrys national assembly against discrimination meted out to the LGBTI in the country, the media reported on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Armenia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rs 200 cr first weekend for '...Endgame', say experts
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Diehard fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) across India thronged theatres to catch the action of "Avengers: Endgame", which culminates over 11 years of storytelling about superhero adventures. Trade experts feel the action and drama of the final chapter will bring in a "tsunami" at the Indian box office, setting new box office records.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
London court again rejects Nirav Modi's bail plea
London, April 26 (IANS) A London court on Friday extended till May 24 the judicial custody of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, rejecting his bail plea as it suspected that he could flee Britain and "interfere with witnesses".
2019-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sunny Deol 'filmy fauji', I'm a real one: Amarinder
Gurdaspur (Punjab), April 26 (IANS) Dismissing the possibility of any threat to Sunil Jakhar, the Congress candidate for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, against BJP's Sunny Deol, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the latter was just a "filmi fauji" with no ground support in the constituency.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
INS Vikramaditya catches fire, naval officer dies
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) An Indian Navy officer died on Friday while trying to put out a fire on INS Vikramaditya when the ship was entering the Karwar harbour in Karnataka, the government said.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghans killed more by pro-government forces than Taliban
Kabul, April 26 (IANS) Pro-government forces in Afghanistan have killed more civilians in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban and other insurgent groups, the UN said in a report.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress will sweep elections in Punjab: Amarinder
Patiala, April 26 (IANS) Confident of a clean sweep for the Congress in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said that in the absence of a Modi wave, and with no achievements to boast, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was in a state of complete regression and would be ousted from power.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Risk to OMCs as government seeks more returns: Fitch
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian state-owned oil marketing companies' (OMCs) financials may be at risk in the near to medium term because of the pressure from the government to increase shareholder returns, Fitch Ratings said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
9 out of top 10 apps to come from India soon
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The growing breed of Indian developers will ensure nine out of 10 apps on Google Play Store are from India within the next 5-10 years, GGVC Managing Partner Hans Tung has said.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
INS Vikramaditya catches fire, naval officer dies
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) An Indian Navy officer died on Friday while trying to put out a fire on INS Vikramaditya when the ship was entering the Karwar harbour in Karnataka, the government said.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Agra's 'satta bazaar' sizzles in electoral heat
Agra, April 26 (IANS) The Agra 'satta bazaar', infamous for swaying political trends with huge stakes, is sizzling in the political heat generated by the staggered Lok Sabha elections spread over seven phases.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Betting Central,Politics
Kerala CPI-M expects to win 18 out of 20 Lok Sabha seats
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) After the Congress-led UDF said that it may win all 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, the ruling CPI-M announced that it expects to bag as many as 18 seats and that the BJP will win none.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Doru Isac cleared by AIFF as new technical director
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) : The emergency committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has cleared the name of Romanian coach Doru Isac as the new technical director.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Chinese girl finds feathers in McDonald's chicken wings
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) A woman in Beijing has claimed that her daughter took a bite of her McDonald's McWings and found feathers in her meal, a media report said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Katrina Kaif wants to get into production
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif says she is excited about developing content, and wants to become a producer.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sara Ali Khan takes an auto for workout session
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Don't be surprised if you spot actress Sara Ali Khan sitting in an auto-rickshaw. She had no qualms about taking an auto ride to go for a workout session here.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC stays panel proceedings in Jayalalithaa's death
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the proceedings of an inquiry commission probing the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai in 2016.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Majid Majidi's 'Beyond The Clouds' heads to China
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Majid Majidi's "Beyond The Clouds" will release in China on May 24.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Sri Lankans urged to pray privately
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) Sri Lankans of different faiths were being urged to pray privately amid fears of further attacks on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
Arjun Mathur doesn't find Sidharth a good actor
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) "Made in Heaven" star Arjun Mathur says Sidharth Malhotra is not a good actor.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
We are still looking for equality, safety: Brie Larson
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) Oscar winning-actress Brie Larson fronted Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female-led film "Captain Marvel" that crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office earlier this month. She says people, irrespective of the industry that they are part of, are still looking for equality and safety.
2019-04-26
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Crew Dragon explosion probe to 'take time': NASA
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Even as an investigation into the Crew Dragon engine failure in a test last week has started, finding out the root cause of the problem may take time, a top NASA official has said.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Guru Randhawa set for 15-city tour
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Popular singer Guru Randhawa will perform in 15 cities this year as part of Bollyboom Guru Randhawa High Rated Gabru India Tour 2.0.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
OPPO unveils F11 Pro Marvel's Avengers edition
Gurugram, April 26 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Friday launched a new F11 Pro Marvels Avengers Limited Edition smartphone in collaboration with Marvel Studios.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology
34 mummies found in hidden Egyptian tomb
Cairo, April 26 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered at least 34 mummies in the Egyptian city of Aswan that dates back to the late Pharaonic and Greco-Roman period, between the 6th century B.C. and the 4th century A.D., the media reported.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi joins BJP
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) After Hans Raj Hans and actor Sunny Deol, Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), adding more star power to the ruling party in election season.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India skips BRI forum, Pakistan says CPEC to go ahead
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) India on Friday skipped Beijing's Belt and Road forum for a second time in protest against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) even as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the controversial project has entered a new phase and would go further ahead.
2019-04-26
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cutting across party lines, dynasties dominate Haryana electoral scene
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) Dynasties and political lineage have been a dominant aspect of Haryana's electoral scene through decades and the ongoing Lok Sabha elections are no different.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
It's battle over guns n' apples in Himachal
Shimla, April 26 (IANS) Call it a battle of guns and apples in Himachal Pradesh. The fight between arch rivals Congress and BJP in the state's apple-growing belt of Shimla is over the use of anti-hail guns that are used to save the crop from hailstorms.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Congress, AAP candidates file papers for Panaji bypoll
Panaji, April 26 (IANS) Congress candidate Atanasio Monserrate and Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Valmiki Naik filed their nominations for the upcoming Panaji bypoll on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Indian teen wows 'Britain's Got Talent' judges
London, April 26 (IANS) Indian teenager Akshat Singh set the stage of popular reality television show "Britain's Got Talent" on fire with his dance moves and also proving his conviction about how "fat people can dance".
2019-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
Trump says Xi Jinping will visit White House soon
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, would be coming to the White House soon, fuelling anticipation that the worlds two largest economies may be close to completing a trade deal.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Creating political brand for superstars is a challenge: Experts
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Creating a positive perception and a strong political brand even for a mass hero-politician is not an easy job, say brand and perception strategists.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
Amit Panghal wins gold at Asian Boxing Championships
Bangkok, April 26 (IANS) Asian Games champion Amit Panghal (52 kg) gave India its first gold medal at the ongoing Asian Boxing Championships here on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
Diesel hints at John Cena's entry in 'Fast and Furious'
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actor Vin Diesel on Friday hinted that wrestler-actor John Cena is coming aboard for the ninth instalment of "The Fast and the Furious".
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Father-son richest Odisha candidates in phase 4 polls
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Niranjan Patnaik and his son Navajyoti Patnaik have topped among the 98 crorepati candidates contesting in the state in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, a report said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Of decluttering, translated cultures and business wisdom (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Learn how outer order can spell peace for your inner calm and productivity; Read a translated love story that travelled from Persia to medieval Kashmir and eventually to the modern day; And finally, flick through the words of wisdom of some of the greatest business minds, including Azim Premji and J.R.D. Tata.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Fan sets 'no toilet' rules for lover on 'Avengers' date
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) A Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fan knew just how he wanted to watch "Avengers: Endgame", and so he set some rules and regulations for his girlfriend for their theatre date.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thanos snaps away half of Google search results
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The "Avengers: Endgame" frenzy has reached Google -- which has come out with a 'snap away' trick to keep the fans of the franchise engaged.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Technology
JioPhone leads feature phone market in India
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With a 30 per cent market share, Reliance JioPhone became the leading feature phone brand in India in the first quarter of 2019, Counterpoint Research said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Parrikar's mentor takes on BJP in Panaji by-election
Panaji, April 26 (IANS) Former Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar, who groomed top state BJP leaders for decades including late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, on Friday announced his candidature for the Panaji Assembly by-election.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Malaysian climber evacuated from Mt Annapurna
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) A Malaysian climber was on Friday evacuated from from Nepal's Mt Annapurna, the world's tenth highest mountain.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Nepal,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi joins BJP
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Now, Perambalur sexual abuse case post-Pollachi: Stalin
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The DMK President M.K. Stalin on Friday said that even as the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case probe is yet to reach a conclusion, a similarly shocking incident in Perambalur district has come to light involving a leader of the ruling AIADMK party.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Johansson not averse to idea of joining politics
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson may not be a part of the political world at the moment, but she hasn't ruled it out from her future.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
2,200-year-old workshop unearthed in Peshawar
Peshawar, April 26 (IANS) Archaeologists from the University of Peshawar (UoP) said that they have discovered remains of metal workshops from the Indo-Greek period dating back to the 2nd century BC.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Eating comfort food in stress will add extra kilos
Sydney, April 26 (IANS) Eating too much high-calorie food is anyway bad for health but under stress, sugary and high-fat diet can lead to more weight gain than in normal situations, says a study.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Pokemon Detective Pikachu' truly unique: Director
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Director Rob Letterman says "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" honours the legacy of Pokemon but also opens doors for a broader audience.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
J&K orders transfer of three senior police officers
Jammu, April 26 (IANS) After obtaining mandatory permission from the Election Commission, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered the transfer of three senior police officers.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
70 IS suspects held after bombings: Sirisena
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday said that there were as many as 140 Islamic State suspects in the country and 70 of them have already been held after the Easter Sunday bombings.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Ian Gould to quit umpiring after World Cup 2019
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Experienced English umpire Ian Gould will quit umpiring after the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Twinkle reveals only 'party' she'd want to be part of
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna on Friday quipped that there's only one "party" she would like to be part of amidst the ongoing 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Fresh challenge awaits IPL teams minus foreign stars
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) reaching its business end, all eight teams would be pulling up their socks and step on the peddle to up their performance. However, they would have to deal a problem which arises as foreign players leave their respective franchises for World Cup preparation. As a result, teams would be forced to rethink their strategies.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Springsteen's 'Western Stars' available from June 14
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Rock star Bruce Springsteens "Western Stars", his first new studio album in five years, will be out on June 14.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Asha Bhosle directs one scene of Gowariker's film
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle has directed a scene of filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikers upcoming film "Panipat".
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Elizabeth Winstead to star in assassin thriller 'Kate'
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been roped in for actioner "Kate".
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vote to make democracy stronger, says Modi
Varanasi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked the people of Varanasi after filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha elections from here and urged voters to exercise their franchise to strengthen democracy.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Backing players has worked for us: Ricky Ponting
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With his team placed comfortably at the second spot in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting believes that keeping the faith in his players has helped the team in finding the form at this crucial juncture of the competition.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Sundaram Ravi among officials for World Cup 2019
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Sundaram Ravi will be one of the 22 match officials officiating in the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Taylor Swift's big surprise out
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) After giving clues to her fans, singer Taylor Swift has now unveiled her song "ME!"
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter users in US more likely to be Democrats: Study
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Twitter users are younger, more highly educated, more likely to identify as Democrats and have higher incomes than US adults overall, says a new study from Pew Research Centre amid allegations of anti-conservative bias against the social media platform.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Politics
Aveva bets big on smart cities, airports in India
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) Aveva, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, is betting big on smart cities and smart airports as it looks to double its growth in India, which is also home to its largest research and development facility in the world.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Islamists threaten Sufi Mosques: Sri Lanka police
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) Police in Sri Lanka issued a warning on Friday that some "Islamic fundamentalists" were planning another spate of bombings targeting traditional Sufi mosques in the country known as 'Kuppu Palli' or 'Auliya' mosques.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
'Starry eyed' Gurdaspur awaits Sunny Deol
Gurdaspur (Punjab), April 26 (IANS) Gurdaspur may be one of the least developed Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab but it does not lack a fascination for Bollywood bigwigs.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia
Actress Stefanie Sherk commits suicide
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk has committed suicide, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. She was 43.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two injured in Tata Steel UK plant blast
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) At least two employees sustained minor injuries in an explosion followed by a fire at the Tata Steel Europe's Port Talbot plant in the UK, an official said here on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi files nomination from Varanasi, NDA stands in support
Varanasi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
American India Foundation honours Dell CEO, HDFC MD
New York, April 26 (IANS) The American India Foundation honoured Dell Technologies Chairman and CEO Michael Dell and Aditya Puri, the Managing Director of Indias largest private sector bank of HDFC, at its annual gala in here.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Amit Pangal clinches gold at Asian Boxing Championships
Bangkok, April 26 (IANS) Asian Games champion Amit Panghal (52 kg) on Friday won the first gold medal for India at the ongoing Asian Boxing Championships here.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
Notorious woman cheat who skipped court hearings, held
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi Police have arrested a notorious woman cheat who has been declared a proclaimed offender in over four cases by a local court here, a police officer said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian becomes 3rd Dubai expat killed in SL blasts
Dubai, April 26 (IANS) The Consul General of India to Dubai, Vipul has confirmed that Juno Srivastava, the missing Dubai-based Indian expatriate, was killed in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
LS polls phase IV: BJP to defend 45 seats, mostly in Hindi heartland
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) After completion of polling in 303 Lok Sabha constituencies, 71 seats spread across nine states, mostly in the Hindi heartland, will be up for grabs in the fourth phase on April 29, of which the ruling BJP will have to defend 45.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sana Khan confesses love for dance tutor Melvin Louis
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Sana Khan has announced that she is in a relationship with her dancer Melvin Louis.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bhandarkar excited to explore action space with next
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who is making "Inspector Ghalib" -- a movie based on sand mafias -- says he always wanted to make an action film.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Online helicopter booking from May 1 for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, April 26 (IANS) The online helicopter booking for the annual Amarnath Yatra will begin on May 1, according to an announcement on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Book on Pakistan's ties with neighbours, US in August
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Authored by Pakistans political and strategic analyst Shuja Nawaz, a new book "The Battle For Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighborhood" will explore Pakistans complex relationship with the US, and its neighbours - India and Afghanistan.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Art/Culture/Books,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cuba finds invasive giant African land snail
Havana, April 26 (IANS) Cuban authorities have confirmed the presence of giant African land snails, an invasive species that's potentially harmful to humans and agriculture, in the central and eastern regions of the island.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Cuba,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
SC stays judicial probe into Jayalalithaa's death
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the probe by the Judicial Commission constituted by Tamil Nadu government to inquire into the death of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Prince William meets Christchurch victims' kin, survivors
Wellington, April 26 (IANS) Britain's Prince William on Friday met about 160 survivors and the victims' families at the Al Noor Mosque, one of the two mosques attacked on March 15 in Christchurch.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Voters unsure who are they angry with: CVOTER-IANS tracker
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Most of the voters are undecided about who they are angry with even as people appeared equally disenchanted with state and the central government, according to the latest CVOTER-IANS tracker.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Snapchat to let users play as Bitmoji in games
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Popular photo-messaging app Snapchat will now let its users play as their "Snapchat Bitmoji" avatar in a wide variety of video games as the company has unveiled a Bitmoji for Games SDK that would let video game developers replace their characters with the app's Bitmoji.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple to exchange faulty plug adapters
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Apple has announced a "Voluntary Recall and Exchange Programme" for wall plug adapters allowing users to exchange their possibly affected adapters with new ones.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Modi files nomination in Varanasi, shows off NDA strength
Varanasi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination papers in Varanasi for the Lok Sabha elections amid a show of strength by NDA allies.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Xiaomi slips but retains top spot in Indian market
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Despite losing its turf in India a little, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi retained its top slot in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, garnering 29 per cent market share, Counterpoint Research said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'PM KISAN scheme to benefit just 38% farmers till polls conclude'
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The ambitious PM-KISAN scheme that aims to provide Rs 6,000 annually to small and marginal farmers will reach only 38 per cent of the intended beneficiaries by the end of ongoing Lok sabha polls, thanks to tardy furnishing of information by the states, lack of digitised land records and the election Model Code of Conduct being in force, according to government officials involved in its implementation.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
Apple-Qualcomm settlement made Intel exit 5G race
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Chip making giant Intel has confirmed the "surprise" settlement between Qualcomm and Apple pushed it to exit the mobile 5G race, The Wall Street Journal has reported.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Fire breaks out in Kolkata building
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) A fire broke out in a four-storeyed building on Friday in south Kolkata's bustling Chowringhee Road, an official said. No casualty has been reported yet.
2019-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IGP will resign on Friday, says Sirisena
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday announced that Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara will resign later in the day, after he was asked to quit over mishandling of intelligence reports ahead of the Easter Sunday bombings.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BSF trooper attempts suicide in Srinagar
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper on Friday tried to commit suicide in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district, police said.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Modi visits Kal Bhairav temple ahead of filing papers
Varanasi, April 26 (IANS) Before filing his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Kaal Bhairav temple here.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Be more transparent: SC raps RBI in final warning
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday gave the RBI "one last opportunity" to disclose annual inspection reports of banks as it just stopped short of issuing a contempt notice against RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, and ordered the Reserve Bank of India to diclose the wilful defaulters' list under the Right To Information Act.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SL suicide bomber obtained empty cartridges discarded by Army
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) A suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, one of the targets in the Easter Sunday bombings, had obtained empty cartridges discarded by the Army, a media report said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Maoists blow up BJP election office in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 26 (IANS) Maoists on Friday blew up a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election office in Jharkhand's Palamau district, police said.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
RR aim to continue wining momentum against SRH
Jaipur, April 26 (IANS) After beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their own backyard, Rajasthan Royals will return home to keep their chances afloat of making it to the playoffs of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) edition when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), here at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Saturday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Two injured in explosions at UK Tata Steel plant
London, April 26 (IANS) Two people were injured in an explosion at Tata's main Welsh steelworks plant on Friday, the company has confirmed.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pyongyang tried to bill US $2mn for Warmbier care
Washington, April 26 (IANS) North Korea presented the US a $2 million bill for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American student who was held as a prisoner by Pyongyang, and insisted Washington to sign a pledge to pay it before releasing him in 2017, the media reported on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Modi biopic to release after LS polls, SC will not step in
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the Election Commission on the biopic "PM Narendra Modi".
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shane Watson bids adieu to Big Bash League
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Veteran all-rounder Shane Watson has announced his retirement from Australia's Big Bash League (BBL).
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Be more transparent: SC gives RBI final warning
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday gave the RBI "one last opportunity" and ordered the Reserve Bank of India to disclose annual inspection reports, wilful defaulters' list under the Right To Information.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Engine trouble in Rahul's flight, returns to Delhi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that there was engine trouble in his flight to Patna and was forced to return to the national capital due to which his election rallies will get delayed.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
John Singleton in coma following major stroke
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Oscar-nominated director John Singleton is in a coma after suffering a major stroke more than a week ago, according to court documents filed by the filmmaker's mother.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 fresh probes over privacy violation hit Facebook
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Three countries have opened fresh rounds of investigations against Facebook for users' privacy violations and security lapses.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Social media is modern generation atomic bomb: Big B
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says the social media is the modern generation atomic bomb as users can easily voice their opinions and have the capability to give a perspective to any move be it political or otherwise.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Musk, SEC to disclose settlement status by April 30
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have been requested to provide to the court a joint submission by or on April 30, declaring if they have reached an agreement to settle the dispute over Musks Twitter use.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Saudi Arabia executed convicts after forced confessions
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Long before Saudi Arabia announced it had carried out one of the largest mass executions in its history earlier this week, some of the men condemned to death said they were innocent and their confessions had been written by the same people who had tortured them, a media report said on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Congress MLC attacked during TV debate
Amethi, April 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters attacked Congress MLC Deepak Singh on a live debate on a TV news channel in Uttar Pradesh here.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Google Assistant to now read stories on phones
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Google is now allowing Assistant on Android and iOS devices to read out stories in English to people in India, US, UK, Canada and Australia.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kim concludes Russia trip after summit with Putin
Vladivostok, April 26 (IANS) North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un on Friday concluded his first-ever trip to Russia, a day after his historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
County stint helped me improve: Varun Aaron
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Returning to the team with a bang, Rajasthan Royals pacer Varun Aaron attributed his improvement as a bowler to his county stint where he played for Leicestershire.
2019-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Questions will be asked if results don't come: Karthik
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) After Rajasthan Royals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by three wickets here skipper Dinesh Karthik criticised his bowling unit, saying they have been found wanting most of the times in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Actress Stefanie Sherk dead at 43
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk died of an apparent suicide by drowning. She was 43.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump aims for major nuclear deal with Russia, China
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is aiming for a grand nuclear deal with Russia and China, that he sees as a potential signature foreign policy achievement, the media reported on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
People want Modi government once again: PM
Varanasi, April 26 (IANS) A day after his massive roadshow in this Uttar Pradesh temple city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a rally of booth workers, calling each one a Narendra Modi -- instilling in them confidence that the nation once more will vote for him.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sensex opens in green on cooling oil rates
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Sensex opened over 100 points higher on Friday over strong inflow of foreign funds and slight ease in the international oil prices.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China's Xi defends Belt and Road project, India skips event
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday sought to allay growing concerns that his trillion-dollar Belt and Road project was pushing poor countries in a "debt trap" and pledged to make the connectivity scheme transparent.
2019-04-26
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rajasthan took big risk in getting me: Archer
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Jofra Archer, who will be leaving Rajasthan Royals to join the England camp for the upcoming World Cup, believes the franchise took a big risk in getting him in the team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he had no international experience.
2019-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Intel stock fell as chip maker cut revenue forecast
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Intel stock plunged nearly 7 per cent on slashed revenue forecast for the full year and a flat first-quarter revenue at $16.1 billion.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Key info on SL attacks revealed by arrested suspects
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) Sri Lankan security authorities have extracted vital information from the terror suspects arrested in connection with Easter Sunday bombings, the media reported on Friday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bookies bet on 245 seats for BJP, 77 for Congress
Ahmedabad, April 26 (IANS) With 240 constituencies still to go to the hustings, satta markets are betting on the BJP to win the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Betting Central
'Avengers: Endgame': Emotional, fun but perfunctory (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Avengers: Endgame"; Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo; Cast: Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Tessa Thompson, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Robert Redford; Rating: ***
2019-04-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Google workers can report harassment on new website
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Facing campus walkouts and widespread criticism over workplace harassment, Google has announced a dedicated website to make it easier for workers to report harassment.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Will don 'India No.9' with pride till body permits: Chhetri
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) For a country obsessed with cricket, it isnt easy being a household name if you play another sport. But Indias football team captain Sunil Chhetri has managed to do just that as he is undoubtedly the face of the game in this country. From a young striker who played second fiddle to the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia to taking on the leaders mantle with elan, Chhetri had done it all.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Bolsonaro ends daylight savings time in Brazil
Brasilia, April 26 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree to abolish daylight savings time (DST) in the South American nation, where it has been an annual practice since the mid-1980s to advance clocks one hour during the summer as an energy-saving measure.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Steve Smith to leave IPL 2019 after RCB game
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith will leave the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after his team's match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) slated for April 30 and will join the Australian team for World Cup preparation.
2019-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
US measles outbreak triggers quarantine at varsities
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Nearly 300 students and employees at two Los Angeles universities have been quarantined after possible exposure to measles, the schools said.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Health/Medicine
US judge charged for aiding 'illegal' immigrant flee
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A judge in the US and a court officer have been charged for allegedly helping an undocumented immigrant dodge immigration officials and escape court.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again
Maputo (Mozambique), April 26 (IANS) Three persons have been killed in northern Mozambique after cyclone Kenneth made landfall only a month after another huge storm battered the coastal nation, authorities said.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Mozambique,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan PM in China for second official visit
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reached Beijing for his four-day official tour of China to "take the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries to new heights", said an official statement.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
OPPO becomes Wimbledon's first sponsor from Asia
London, April 26 (IANS) China's smartphone maker OPPO has become the first official smartphone partner of Wimbledon tennis championships, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced on Thursday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Business/Economy,Tennis
US stocks close mixed amid corporate earnings
New York, April 26 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed on Thursday, as Wall Street digested a mixed string of earnings reports of big names in broad-range industries, as well as new data pointing to the health of the US economic growth.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
China secures a set of medals in table tennis worlds
Budapest, April 26 (IANS) China had a clean sweep of women's singles semifinal berths at the World Table Tennis Championships here on Thursday.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Hungary,Sports
India, China in US' black list for IP theft
Washington, April 26 (IANS) China continues to head the "black list" prepared by the US government on intellectual property theft and patent violations worldwide, a list including 11 countries and which also includes Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Gunmen kill mayor, 2 others in Mexico
Veracruz (Mexico), April 26 (IANS) The mayor of Mixtla de Altamirano, her husband and her driver were murdered by gunmen in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, officials said.
2019-04-26
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
US dollar edges up amid economic data
New York, April 26 (IANS) The US dollar rose slightly against its major rivals in late trading on Thursday as market participants digested a slew of economic data.
2019-04-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Tribunal stays EC suspension of Karnataka IAS officer
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) The Bengaluru Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Thursday stayed the suspension of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin by the Election Commission (EC) for inspecting the helicopter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sambalpur in Odisha on April 16 as an election observer.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Parag, Aaron keep RR afloat with clinical win over KKR
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals rode teenager Riyan Parag's heroics to keep their hopes of a playoffs berth alive by pulling off a dramatic three-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who were pushed to the brink of elimination, in a thrilling Indian Premier League clash here on Thursday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Tata Steel net profit down by 84 per cent in Q4
Mumbai/ Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Steel giant Tata Steel on Thursday reported a whopping 84 per cent decline in its consolidated net profit, to Rs 2,295 crore, during the fourth quarter of the financial year 2018-19 as compared to Rs 14,688 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.
2019-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bengal lawyers to cease work till Monday
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Lawyers in West Bengal on Thursday decided to go on "cease work" till April 29, protesting against police "atrocities" and demanding arrest of police personnel who "brutally tortured" advocates, staff and judicial officers of Howrah court on Wednesday.
2019-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
RBI augmenting surveillance framework as FinTech grows: Das
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday said that the country's apex bank is strengthening its surveillance framework in the face of growing significance of FinTech innovations and their interface with the financial sector.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Biocon net up 64% quarterly, soars 143% yearly
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Biotech major Biocon Ltd on Thursday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 214 crore for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 64 per cent annual growth from Rs 130 crore in the same period a year ago.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
After Didi, stopped by Dada from campaigning: Shivraj
Bhopal, April 25 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was stopped from using his helicopter to campaign in Chhindwara after 5 p.m., termed it a "part of a conspiracy" while the BJP complained to the CEO against the District Magistrate.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Priyanka 'chickened out' from Varanasi: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday took a swipe at the Congress over party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra not contesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi and said she has "chickened out" and the country has been denied the opportunity to see that "it does not accept inexperienced dynasts with no other credentials".
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sri Lanka reduces toll to 253, Defence Secretary quits (Into Night Lead)
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Thursday revised down the toll in Easter Sunday bloodbath to "about 253" even as Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigned accepting responsibility for the attack and security forces continued a search for accomplices of the suicide bombers.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gen Dalbir Singh named High Commissioner to Seychelles
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Former Indian Army chief, Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag (retd.) was Thursday named Indias next High Commissioner to Seychelles.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sri Lanka revises Easter Sunday toll to 'about 253'
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Thursday revised down the death toll in Easter Sunday carnage by over 100, from 359 to "about 253", reports said.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Chandigarh MP added 4kg gold jewellery in 5 years
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Kirron Kher, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Chandigarh, has quite a goldmine. In the affidavit filed with her nomination papers here on Thursday, she has declared 16kg gold jewellery and 8kg silver, worth nearly Rs 4.64 crore, in her possession.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CJI case: Justice Malhotra second woman in panel
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Justice Indu Malhotra will replace Justice N.V. Ramana on the three-member Supreme Court panel set up to look into allegations of sexual harassment, by a former court staffer, against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Panghal leads six Indians into finals of Asian boxing meet
Bangkok, April 25 (IANS) Asian Games champion Amit Panghal (52kg) took a giant stride towards yet another gold medal as he led six Indians - four men and two women - into the finals of the Asian Boxing Championships here on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
Biden's announcement heats up Democratic presidential race (News Analysis)
New York, April 25 (IANS) Former Vice President Joe Biden formally announced on Thursday he was bidding for the Democratic Party nomination for President, putting the crowded race into high gear.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Hutatma' a bid to tell reality-based fiction: Desai
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Jayprad Desai, making his digital debut with the web series 'Hutatma', which is based on the Samyukta Maharashtra movement, says he has attempted to tell a fiction derived from reality.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Harry, Kate make joint appearance, amid reported rift
London, April 25 (IANS) Putting speculations of a rift between the royal siblings especially their better halves to rest, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry on Thursday made a surprise appearance together at the ANZAC service at the Westminster Abbey.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Company official held for Rs 6 cr fraud in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 25 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Gurugram Police on Thursday arrested the General Manager (finance) of a company for allegedly committing Rs 6 crore fraud, an official said.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Last 5 years were of hard work, next 5 of results: Modi
Varanasi, April 25 (IANS) Making an emotional appeal in his constituency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people of Varanasi to give him five more years and promised that while the last five years were for "hard work (purusarth) and change (badlav)", the next five would be for "results (parinam) and India's prestige (pratishtha)".
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Harmanpreet, Smrithi, Mithali to lead at Women's T20 Challenge
Jaipur, April 25 (IANS) Harmanpreet Kaur, Smrithi Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity respectively in the upcoming Women's T20 Challenge to be played between May 6 and May 11 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Captain Karthik hits 97 as KKR post 175/6 against RR
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Under-fire skipper Dinesh Karthik sent a strong message to his critics with an unbeaten 97 as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a challenging 175/6 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League game here on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Badals trying to divide people: Amarinder
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Putting the blame squarely on the Akalis for the spate of desecrations, and the police firing incidents of Bargari and Kotkapura that rocked the state during their regime, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday accused the Badals of trying to divide the people and polarize the communities in Punjab.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019
20 rescued after boat develops leak near Goa island
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) A major accident was averted on Thursday evening, after boat operators and lifeguards rescued nearly 20 persons who were sailing in a recreational boat, which started taking in water near Bat island located off the port town of Vasco, officials of a private lifeguard service said.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul to blame if Modi-Shah return to power: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be responsible if Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns to power in the Lok Sabha polls, promising his party will do everything to stop the Shah-Modi duo in Delhi.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
Modi show in Varanasi: 'We responded to terrorists in their own language'
Varanasi, April 25 (IANS) Asserting that his commitment was to "India first", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government had given a response to terrorists "in their own language", in a reference to the IAF strike at Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps in Pakistans Balakot.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Government cites EPFO data to counter joblessness debate
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) While rising unemployment has become a weak link for the Modi government fighting for a comeback to power at the Centre, a government agency has come out with fresh evidence that employment is not only being created across sectors but is also rising at break-neck speed amidst a growing economy.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
IT raids in Srinagar, ex-minister denies being searched
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Income Tax (IT) officials carried out raids at various places in the city on Thursday but former Jammu and Kashmir Minister Imran Raza Ansari denied that any of his properties were searched, sources said.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Congress seeks to disqualify Alpesh Thakore as MLA
Gandhinagar, April 25 (IANS) In a stern action, the Gujarat Congress here on Thursday made a representation to the State Assembly to disqualify rebel legislator Alpesh Thakore, who had resigned recently from all the posts of the party.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
CPI complains to EC against BJP chief
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India has complained to the Election Commission against BJP chief Amit Shah saying he violated the model code of conduct by invoking armed forces to seek votes.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
AAP promises zero corruption, Jan Lokpal
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday promised to promulgate the Jan Lokpal Bill to give Delhi the "most effective Lokpal", in its Delhi manifesto for 2019 elections, among the few steps to ensure zero corruption.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
Modi, Yogi yet to answer Akhilesh's queries: SP
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Taking a cue from Congress President Rahul Gandhi's Gujarat Assembly elections campaign, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been asking one question each to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath every day since late March.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
J&K pharma firm searched for profiteering by I-T
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A wholesale drug-seller in Jammu and Kashmir was found selling life-saving medicines at a huge premium and investing the profits in the Valley's real estate.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kejriwal betrayed Delhi, people fed up with AAP: Dikshit
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Delhi Congress chief and Delhi North East candidate Sheila Dikshit on Thursday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of betraying the people of the city and said that the people are fed up with the AAP's "theatrics".
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
AAP manifesto harps on full statehood for Delhi (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is contesting all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, in its election manifesto on Thursday promised to secure full statehood for Delhi.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
Vikhe-Patil quits as Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Senior Maharashtra Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil's resignation as Leader of Opposition been accepted on Thursday by the Congress high command, a party official said here.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
High valuation makes India equities less attractive: Analyst
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) High valuations have impacted global investors' interest in the Indian stock markets even as the country's economy maintains healthy growth rate, a top official of an international advisory firm said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tribunal stays EC suspension of Karnataka IAS officer
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) The Bengaluru Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Thursday stayed the suspension of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin by the Election Commission (EC) for inspecting the helicopter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sambalpur in Odisha on April 16 as an election observer.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kanhaiya Kumar raises Rs 70 lakh through crowd funding, Atishi Rs 61.7 lakh
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) CPI candidate from Begusarai Kanhaiya Kumar has raised the highest amount of over Rs 70 lakh through crowd funding for Lok Sabha elections while Atishi, AAP candidate from Delhi East, has raised over Rs 61 lakh so far, according an online crowd funding platform.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre extends ACTIVE filing deadline to June 15
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government on Thursday announced the extension of the deadline for uploading photos of business premises or filing of the "INC22"/e-form "ACTIVE" to June 15.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Defence Secretary quits, Sri Lanka bans drones
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando on Thursday resigned accepting responsibility for the Easter Sunday bloodbath in Sri Lanka even as security forces continued a search for accomplices of the suicide bombers who killed and injured hundreds.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Major jump seen in Indian tourists visiting France: Envoy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) France tops the European destinations for Indian tourists, with the number of travellers from this country expected to cross 8 lakh as of 2018, French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler said here on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
AAP promises 85% quota in college admissions, jobs
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday promised 85 per cent reservation for residents of Delhi in college admission and jobs, in its 2019 Lok Sabha poll manifesto, which focuses on full statehood demand of the party.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Bookies see BJP returning but discount 'Modi wave'
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), April 25 (IANS) The pollsters may be more or less unanimous in predicting a thumping victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP, but Hapur's "satta bazaar" is betting on a much closer fight. Punters do see Modi returning to power but not a wave as such in his favour.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Betting Central
IL&FS' operational creditors seek renewal of bank guarantees
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Operational creditors of IL&FS on Thursday filed an application at the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) seeking renewal or extension of some bank guarantees which have lapsed.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
NIA takes custody of 2 JeM suspects in terror cases
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday took custody of two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operatives, imprisoned in Jammu under the Public Safety Act (PSA), to interrogate in connection with various terror acts, including the February 14 Pulwama attack, NIA officials said here.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
3 held for impersonating as Microsoft officials
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The police have arrested three youths, including two graduates, for impersonating as authorized representatives of Microsoft Corporation and extorting money from scores of schools here, a police officer said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
1 killed in Signature Bridge car accident
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Joyride on Signature Bridge turned ugly for four friends early on Thursday when one of them lost his life and three others suffered injuries in an accident after their speeding car lost control and collided with a driver in north Delhi, police said.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US calls for unity in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz has called for unity in the wake of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks that killed at least 359 people, including four American citizens.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Bengal BJP chief discounts Amartya Sen's remark
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Dilip Ghosh on Thursday took a dig at Noble laureate economist Amartya Sen for terming the performance of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre "abysmal" and "disastrous".
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Star campaigners descend on Odisha for April 29 vote
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) The campaigning is in full swing for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha. Six Lok Sabha constituencies -- Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur, and 41 Assembly seats falling under them, will go to the polls in the fourth phase on April 29.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rajasthan government performance below average: ADR
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Performance of Rajasthan government is "below average" on most of voter concerns, including employment, healthcare, and law and order, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wheelchair-bound Pragya Thakur seen dancing in video
Bhopal, April 25 (IANS) BJP candidate from Bhopal Pragya Thakur, who has been making headlines for her comments since announcement of her name from the constituency, is now in news for a viral video in which the otherwise wheelchair-bound Sandhvi is seen dancing with a group of women.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Illegal Bt brinjal farming in Haryana, allege activists
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Illegal cultivation of Bt brinjal has been found in some parts of Haryana, the Coalition for a GM-Free India alleged on Thursday, citing tests it conducted on suspected genetically modified brinjals collected from two farms in the state's Sirsa and Fatehabad districts.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Army opens doors for women in military police
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) In a historic development, the Indian Army on Thursday started the process of recruiting women, three months after the government announced its decision to open the entry of women as Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR).
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Arjun Kapoor in no hurry to marry Malaika Arora
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) With speculations doing the rounds on Internet that Arjun Kapoor will exchange vows with Malaika Arora this year, the actor has cleared the air saying he is in no hurry to get married.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Biocon net soars 143% in 2018-19
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Biotech major Biocon Ltd on Thursday reported Rs 905 crore consolidated net profit for fiscal 2018-19, registering a whopping 143 per cent annual growth from Rs 372 crore in 2017-18.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Biocon net jumps up 59% in Q4
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Biotech major Biocon Ltd on Thursday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 243 crore for the fourth quarter of the fiscal 2018-19, registering 59 per cent annual growth from Rs 153 crore in the same period a year ago.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Sister of Sri Lanka mastermind deplores bloodbath
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) The sister of a man believed to the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday carnage in Sri Lanka is furious with her brother for causing so much pain and suffering to others.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
Congested, contrasting Mumbai metro region heads for polls
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Battle lines are drawn for 10 of 11 Lok Sabha seats that fall in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and have largely common issues of amenities, infrastructure and transport that remain unresolved for most part.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Dreaded Maoist couple surrenders in Maharashtra
Nagpur, April 25 (IANS) A dreaded Maoist couple who carried a combined reward on Rs 18.50 lakh on their heads have surrendered, an official said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism
SC unhappy with Assam's response on deporting foreigners
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed its unhappiness about measures taken by the Assam government to deport illegal foreigners lodged in state's detention camps.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
RJD, CPI ask each other to pull out of Begusarai seat
Patna, April 25 (IANS) There's a new twist in the triangular poll battle among the BJP, the RJD and the CPI in Begusarai with the latter two asking each other to withdraw their candidates in favour of the other.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Ankita kisses beau passionately at friend's wedding
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Ankita Lokhande got intimate with her boyfriend Vicky Jain and kissed him passionately at a friend's wedding. Actor Arjun Bijlani has posted a video of the couple on Instagram in which they can be seen an intimate kiss.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maruti Suzuki's Q4 net profit down 4.6%
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday reported a decline of 4.6 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2018-19.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Marketing gesture of courtesy bad politics: Mamata
Suri (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for revealing that she sends him kurtas and sweets every year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Thursday accused him of doing his marketing by exploiting a gesture of courtesy.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sufiya Khan starts Kashmir-to-Kanyakumari marathon
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Sufiya Khan, a runner from Rajasthan, on Thursday started a marathon from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu to spread h er message of hope and positivity.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Bengal's missing election officer found, replaced
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The nodal election officer who went missing at Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district and was found on Thursday morning has confessed he was under stress, an officer said.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Voters are optimistic about today's India and their life: CVoter-IANS tracker
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Most of the voters are upbeat about today's India as the latest CVOTER-IANS tracker shows, indicating optimism level in the country remains high with more than 60 per cent respondents claiming that the country is moving forward and so is their life.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi holds massive road show in Varanasi
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Cheered on by a massive crowd, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a mega road show in Varanasi, a day before he filed his nomination papers for a second term in the Lok Sabha.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Axis Bank's Q4 net profit rises to Rs 1,505 cr
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Lender Axis Bank on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 1,505 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018-19, as against a net loss of Rs 2,189 crore for the corresponding period of previous fiscal.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TikTok still unavailable on Google, Apple app stores
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) TikTok remained unavailable for download on both Google Play Store and Apple's App Store on Thursday - a day after the Madras High Court's Madurai Bench lifted the ban on the short video-sharing app.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
4 out of 5 brands selling phones below industry price
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Four out of five smartphone brands are selling their handsets below the average price of smartphones in India, a new report by CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Jr Girls C'ship: Gujarat, Mizoram in quarters
Kolhapur, April 25 (IANS) The final round of fixtures in the group stages of the Junior Girls' National Football Championships 2019 came to a close on Thursday with Gujarat and Mizoram becoming the last two teams to book their place in the quarterfinals, which are set to begin on Friday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Royals win toss, elect to field first against KKR
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
CBI summons TDP leader Y.S. Chowdary in bank fraud case
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The CBI has issued summons to former Union Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Y.S. Chowdary for questioning in connection with a multi-crore bank fraud case, officials said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
SAD seeks EC's intervention in minor's rape case
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday urged the Election Commission (EC) to direct the Punjab Police to take prompt action against a school board member accused of raping a minor girl.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Telangana opposition seeks probe in Intermediate fiasco
Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) Opposition parties in Telangana on Thursday urged Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to order a probe by a judge of the High Court into alleged irregularities in declaration of the Intermediate exam results.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
22 crorepatis in fray in April 29 Bengal elections
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Out of 68 candidates across parties contesting from the eight West Bengal seats in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, 22 have assets worth over Rs 1 crore and 14 have declared criminal cases against them, said a study on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Priyanka slams BJP, BSP-SP for Bundelkhand's neglect
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Keen to make a dent in the parched Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, which goes to the polls on April 29, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is targeting both the BSP-SP alliance and the BJP for the area's backwardness.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Four prison officials dismissed in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) The Punjab Jail Department on Thursday dismissed four officers of the Patiala Central Jail for violating the jail manual and patronising extortion, torture, inhuman treatment besides unnatural acts.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Police complaint filed against Salman Khan
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) A police complaint has been filed against Bollywood star Salman Khan for snatching a journalist's mobile phone while he was trying to shoot a video of the actor.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Vipul Shah announces new films, web shows
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Producer-director Vipul Shah is set to come up with a slew of films and two web shows under his banner Blockbuster Movie Entertainers.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
DJ Snake unveils new single 'Enzo'
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) French artiste DJ Snake has shared his new single "Enzo", a hip-hop anthem featuring rappers Offset, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane and Sheck Wes.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
AAP says some priests in Goa are 'Congress agents'
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Goa on Thursday accused some Catholic priests of acting like agents of the Congress, appealing to the people to vote for the party. The Congress has rejected the allegation, saying the AAP was frustrated.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Martin Garrix's 'Summer days' out now
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Dutch DJ Martin Garrix has teamed up with rapper Macklemore and band Fall Out Boy's frontman Patrick Stump on the song "Summer days", which is now available to all his fans.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Jet Airways stake sale process may hit SOEC hurdle
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The stake sale process for the grounded Jet Airways could hit the "substantial ownership and effective control" clause of the official civil aviation rules (CAR) and cast a shadow on public sector banks' (PSBs) efforts to fully recover their dues from the debt-laden airline, according to analysts.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mayawati says Dimple is her daughter-in-law
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati on Thursday described Dimple Yadav as "a daughter-in-law of my own family". She blessed Dimple who touched her feet at a rally in Kannauj.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Sri Lanka Police hunt for six after suicide bombings
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Police on Thursday released photographs of six young suspects - three males and three females - wanted in connection with the Easter Sunday suicide bombings.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'Sachin, Sourav and Laxman being made soft targets'
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman D.K. Jain might have issued notices to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S Laxman on Wednesday, asking them to explain their positions as mentors of IPL teams as well as being a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the board, but BCCI officials aren't impressed.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Gambhir slams Kejriwal over 'negative politics'
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said that he will work for making Delhi best place to live in and slammed state's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for doing "negative politics".
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Working with female director has perks: Dia
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza, who has wrapped up the first schedule of drama series "Kaafir" helmed by Sonam Nair, says that working with a female director has great perks.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will win 8 of the 10 LS seats polled in Bengal: BJP
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Thursday said his party will emerge victorious in seven to eight of the 10 Lok Sabha seats in which polling has been completed in the state, but where Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress may not be able to open its account.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Telepresence facility inaugurated in Delhi HC
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Madan B. Lokur on Thursday inaugurated a telepresence facility in the Delhi High Court. Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and other judges of the high court also attended the ceremony.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Sri Lankan Defence Secretary quits over Easter bombings
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigned on Thursday, accepting responsibility for failing to prevent the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 359 people.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'Avengers...' sells over 2.5 mn tickets in advance sales
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Ahead of its release on Friday, Hollywood superhero film "Avengers: Endgame" has sold over 2.5 million tickets in advance sales on BookMyShow, an Indian entertainment destination.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apis Growth Fund II to invest $110 mn in LTIDF
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) L&T Finance Holdings Ltd (LTFH) and UK-based Apis Partners LLP on Thursday announced $110 million equity investment in L&T Infrastructure Debt Fund Ltd (LTIDF).
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Will make Delhi safest city for women, promises AAP
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is contesting all the city's seven Lok Sabha seats, on Thursday promised steps to make Delhi the "safest city" in India for women and 33 per cent reservation of police posts for women.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Goa churches to hold prayers for Sri Lanka victims
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church in Goa has requested churches across the coastal state to hold special prayer services for the victims of the blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, India,National,Religion,Terrorism
Rami Malek joins 'James Bond 25'
Kingston, April 25 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek has bagged a role in the new James Bond film, which is tentatively titled "James Bond 25".
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress will solve farmers' loan woes, says Rahul
Ajmer, April 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said no farmer in the country will ever go to jail over non repayment of loan if his party is voted to power.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Six moms in Haryana lead from the front in sons' fight
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) In Haryana, a state where the sex ratio was the worst till last year and where women are told to remain behind the 'ghoonghat' (veil), at least six mothers have got down to lead from the front for the political cause of their sons.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Fourth phase: Nakul Nath richest nominee
Bhopal, April 25 (IANS) With declared assets worth Rs 660 crore, Nakul Nath, the Congress nominee from Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara, is the richest candidate in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to data revealed by the Association of Democratic Reforms and Election Watch (ADREW). Nakul Nath is the son of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
How Saif saved Kareena Kapoor from falling apart
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan recently opened up about her struggling days and how her husband and actor Saif Ali Khan's support changed her outlook towards life when she was dealing with a rough professional phase.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vodafone Idea Rs 25,000 cr rights issue oversubscribed
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India's largest telecom service company Vodafone Idea's Rs 25,000 crore rights issue has been oversubscribed and managed to garner Rs 26,500 crore, as per preliminary reports.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global golf giants to speak at 8th IGTE
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The 8th edition of the India Golf & Turf Expo (IGTE) -- South Asias largest golf industry trade show -- will be held on the April 26 and 27 at the Thyagraj Stadium. The two-day conference and Expo will bring national and international golf bodies and around 60 golf clubs on one platform to exchange ideas and chalk out the future path for the game in India.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Maruti Suzuki to phase out all diesel cars from April 2020
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki will stop selling all diesel fuelled cars from April 1, 2020 as new emission norms kick in from next year.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Muslim community has no links with Easter carnage: Cardinal
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Muslim community should not be blamed for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that authorities have blamed on a local Muslim group, the Archbishop of Colombo said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
India's 10% GDP by 2025 may come from core digital areas
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The contribution of core digital sectors like information technology-business process management (IT-BPM), digital communications, and electronics manufacturing to India's gross domestic product (GDP) may increase from seven per cent in 2017-18 to eight to 10 per cent in 2025, says a new report from McKinsey Global Institute.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP's 2 celebrity faces in Delhi hold no college degrees
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Out of the seven candidates the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded in Delhi for the Lok Sabha elections, the two new celebrity faces -- Gautam Gambhir and Hans Raj Hans -- do not have college degrees.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Hyderabad centre to phase out animals as 'guinea pigs'
Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) A centre for promoting alternatives to use of animal for experiments was launched on Thursday at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) here.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Sri Lanka suicide bomber was earlier arrested but released
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) One of the Sri Lankan suicide bombers was previously arrested by police and then released, a senior government official said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
NC takes up Pandit voters' problems with J&K CEO
Jammu, April 25 (IANS) A National Conference delegation on Thursday met Jammu and Kashmir's Chief electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar to inform him of the problems faced by migrant Kashmir Pandit voters.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Samsung India to install 40 ONYX Cinema LEDS by 2022
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Samsung India, which installed its fourth 4K ONYX Cinema LED screen in Bengaluru on Thursday, aims to introduce 35-40 such Cinema LED displays at movie theatres across the country by the end of 2022.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sensex tanks as Brent tops $75, PSU's fall
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The key equity indices fell sharply on Thursday with the Brent, the global oil benchmark, crossing the $75 a barrel mark for the first time in 2019 and due to weak Chinese markets.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Saradha accused Mitra fielded in Bengal assembly bypoll
Suri (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday fielded former state minister Madan Mitra, who spent nearly 21 months in jail after his arrest by the CBI in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam, as its candidate for the Bhatpara assembly by-poll.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Badminton Asia C'ship: Sindhu, Saina, Sameer in QF
Wuhan (China), April 25 (IANS) Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Badminton Asia Championship after winning their respective pre-quarterfinal matches.
2019-04-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Want to be voice of Amritsar at Centre: Hardeep Puri
Amritsar, April 25 (IANS) BJP candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri, on Thursday said he would like to become the voice of the people of city in the the Central Council of Ministers.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Storm death toll increases to 70 in South Africa
Cape Town, April 25 (IANS) With 10 more deaths being reported on Thursday, the toll due to severe storms in South Africa has risen to 70, according to authorities.
2019-04-25
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
BJP banks on Modi charisma to win Jharkhand seats
Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) To retain Chatra, Palamau and Lohardaga Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand, going to the polls on April 29 in the fourth phase of the seven-phased 2019 elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is banking heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Lanka blast suspect had links with IS module in India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Zahran Hashim, a radical Tamil-speaking cleric who is believed to have masterminded the Sri Lanka blasts which left over 350 people dead and around 500 injured on Easter Sunday, was in "direct and regular" touch with some Islamic State sympathizers in Southern India for over three years and was instrumental in forming a "pro-IS module", sources said.
2019-04-25
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
CPI-M alleges BJP, Congress 'traded votes' in Kerala
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 25 (IANS) Two days after Kerala went to the polls to elect 20 Lok Sabha members, a leader of the state's ruling CPI-M on Thursday alleged that there was an "unholy alliance" between the BJP and the Congress and they engaged in trading of votes.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Misa Bharti files her nomination from Patliputra
Patna, April 25 (IANS) Misa Bharti, elder daughter of jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad, filed her nomination from the Patliputra Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar on Thursday. She was accompanied by her mother and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi and brother Tej Pratap Yadav.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bangladesh court seeks mobile towers radiation report
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A Bangladesh court has directed the country's telecom regulator to submit a report on the impact of radiation from tens of thousands of mobile phone towers.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Technology
'Arjun Patiala' is spoofy kind of comedy: Kriti
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon, who will be seen playing the role of a crime journalist in "Arjun Patiala", says that the upcoming film will be a "spoofy kind of a comedy".
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
(Trans)mission Impossible? A Discussion On Monetary Policy (Guest Column)
New Delhi (IANS): The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has now delivered a second successive rate cut in the current calendar year. But a bystander only observing the bond and money markets may have been excused in believing that the second cut was actually no cut at all, or indeed maybe even a hike! Thus yields have risen across the board since the April rate cut. The quantum of rise has been between 25-50 bps in money market and front end bond yields.
2019-04-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Sri Lanka bomber had visa in Australia: Aussie PM
Canberra, April 25 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that one of the suicide bombers involved in the Sri Lankan bombings spent time in Australia, Nine News Australia said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Australia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
SL military gets sweeping powers to protect religious places
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Nearly 4,000 military personnel with sweeping police powers to arrest suspects were on Thursday tasked to provide security to churches and other religious places across Sri Lanka in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Priya Anand slams troll for calling her 'bad luck'
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Priya Anand gave a befitting reply to a social media user for labelling her a symbol of bad luck for her co-stars Sridevi and J. K. Rithesh, who are no more.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Jharkhand performs low on jobs, health and policing: ADR
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Better employment opportunities, better hospitals and primary healthcare centres, and better law and order are the top three priorities of Jharkhand voters and the state government fares low on all these counts, an ADR survey has shown.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Will make Delhi best place to live in: Gambhir
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said that he will work for making Delhi best place to live in.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Beat summer heat with latest blunt haircuts
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Summer is here and in this heat it becomes difficult to carry long tresses. To withstand the hot weather, blunt cuts can act as a saviour for women.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wake up and smell the coffee: Das to ISL critics
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ever since the launch of cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) in 2014, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has often been accused of playing the role of "chowkidar", who protects the interest of newly-found franchises and remains completely indifferent in its attitude towards traditional I-League clubs.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Sri Lanka bans drones, searches for suspects after mayhem (3rd Lead)
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) A minor explosion occurred on Thursday in the Sri Lankan capital's outskirts even as security forces continued a search for accomplices of suicide bombers who on Easter Sunday killed and injured hundreds.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention
London, April 25 (IANS) Two drugs, in use for treating heart disease and angina, have shown promise in an early trial in preventing stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Archana gets nostalgic about 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Archana Puran Singh says she is glad that she got a chance to play the flirtatious college professor Miss Braganza in "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" -- which went on to be the inspiration behind Kareena Kapoor Khan's role in "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...".
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Court reserves order on Michel's charge sheet leak plea
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A court here on Thursday reserved order on the plea of British national and alleged AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal middleman Christian Michel's plea seeking a "free and fair" trial as the fresh supplementary charge sheet filed in the case was accessed by some media outlets.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kohli brings back 'Mankad' memories for Ashwin
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli's aggression on the field found its match in Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin during their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. In fact, their explosive send-offs for each other was the talking point in the high-voltage encounter.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Efron had tough time shooting for Ted Bundy movie
London, April 25 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron says he found it impossible to detach himself from the role of serial killer Ted Bundy while shooting for "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile".
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kanye West considering creating his own church
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West is considering creating his own church to permanently host Sunday Service, claims a source.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Aamir thanks Madhuri for working in 'Toofan Aalaya'
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan has thanked Madhuri Dixit Nene to step in for him in an episode of "Toofan Alaya", a Marathi show on water situation in Maharashtra.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Children of a Lesser God' playwright dead
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Mark Medoff, the playwright who wrote the Tony Award-winning play "Children of a Lesser God", is dead. He was 79.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Kejriwal asks AAP workers to come to Delhi
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday asked party workers from across the country, barring Punjab and Haryana, to come to Delhi to campaign for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kirron Kher files nomination for Chandigarh (2nd Lead)
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) With Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled Haryana and Uttarakhand as well as actor husband Anupam Kher by her side, outgoing Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher filed her nomination papers for a second term on Thursday in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
RSVP to launch animated series for adults in May
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Producer Ronnie Screwvalas RSVP will launch animated digital series for adults next month. The series is based in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have gone extinct due to their follies and animals, which now rule that world, are making the same mistakes.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
East Bengal exploring Barcelona tie-up possibility
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) I-League heavyweights East Bengal are exploring the possibility of a tie-up with Spanish giants FC Barcelona, the club said in a social media statement.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
19 Telangana students commit suicide in one week
Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) Nineteen students have committed suicide in Telangana during last one week over the failure in the Intermediate examinations, according to media reports.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
SC judge Ramana recuses from inquiry panel into CJI case
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice N.V. Ramana has recused from a three-judge inquiry panel constituted to probe the allegations of sexual harassment made against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi by a former staffer of the top court.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Oman, USA secure ODI status in men's cricket
Dubai, April 25 (IANS) Both Oman and the USA secured ODI status and a spot in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 after their respective wins over Namibia and Hong Kong.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
AAP legislator Manshahia joins Congress in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab, the Congress got a major boost in the Bathinda parliamentary constituency with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Nazar Singh Manshahia joining the party, here on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Maruti Suzuki's Q4 net profit down 4.6%
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday reported a decline of 4.6 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2018-19.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MCA ready to strike against IL&FS tainted Delolite (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs is ready to strike against Deloitte Haskins and Sells in the murky IL&FS case. IANS learns that MCA has taken an aggressive view over malpractices by Deloitte over the last decade which have led to papering over the large cracks in its finances. Misrepresentation, cooking of books by auditors and malafide practices with respect to the web of subsidiaries are at the kernel of Deloitte's architecture for IL&FS for which MCA will disbar them.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Smartphone game can help detect Alzheimer's risk
London, April 25 (IANS) A specially designed smartphone game can detect people at the risk of developing Alzheimer's, say researchers.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Technology
Three suspects arrested with hand grenades in SL
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Police in Sri Lanka on Thursday arrested three suspects during a raid in Colombo and seized 21 hand grenades, six swords and a van.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
No longer just about black or white: Kunal Kemmu
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu is kicked about the response he is getting for his "grey" character in the multi-starrer film "Kalank". He says it is a great time to be an actor as it is no longer just about essaying black or white roles or being a hero or villain on screen.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
AAP manifesto promises to secure full statehood for Delhi (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is contesting all the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital, on Thursday promised, in its election manifesto, to secure full statehood for Delhi, suggesting that it would address all the problems afflicting the city.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Garmin launches new 'Vivosmart' model in India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Smart wearables maker Garmin on Thursday refreshed its 'Vivosmart' activity tracker series with a new model -- 'Vivosmart 4' targeted at fitness enthusiasts. The device is priced at Rs 12,990 in India.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
JM FIN ARC conduct in Leela saga questionable (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) With SEBI stopping the Hotel Leelaventure takeover bid in its tracks, several questions have cropped up. A combination of two minority investors -- ITC and LIC -- jointly owning a tad over 10 per cent petitioned both NCLT and SEBI to prevent this takeover from going ahead, citing oppression and mismanagement against the company. IANS now learns that a Middle Eastern billionaire along with an Indian arms dealer had jointly bid for Leelaventure company and their bid at $600 million was higher than any other bid.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sri Lanka keeps visa-on-arrival programme on hold
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Tourism Ministry said on Thursday that it has kept its new visa-on-arrival programme on hold until further notice due to the security situation in the island nation following the Easter Sunday bombings.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Cyclonic storm to bring rain in TN on April 30, May 1
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted rains on April 30 and May 1 in Tamil Nadu as the well marked low pressure area lying over East Equoatorial Indian Ocean and adjoing southeast Bay of Bengal will first intensify into a depression and then into a cyclonic storm in the next 48 hours.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Finding work-from-home jobs now easier on Google
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Google has made it easier to find work-from-home jobs, almost a year after it began adding more job search features to its search engine.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AAP says some priests in Goa 'Congress agents'
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Goa on Thursday accused some of the state's Catholic priests of acting like agents of the Congress, appealing to the people to vote for the party.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No fire incident aboard Boeing 777 aircraft: Air India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) National carrier Air India on Thursday said that no fire incident took place aboard one of its Boeing 777 aircraft stationed at the IGI airport here.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab MLA Sukhpal Khaira resigns
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Thursday resigned as the legislator from the Bholath Assembly seat in Punjab.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi holds road show in Jhansi
Jhansi, April 25 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday held a massive road show here in Uttar Pradesh ahead of addressing a public meeting.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP has embraced communal-chauvinist appeal: CPI-M
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The CPI-M has accused the BJP of abandoning the slogan of 'sabka saath sabka vikas' and embracing "an open Hindutva communal-militaristic-chauvinist appeal" by fielding Pragya Singh Thakur in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha to witness triangular battle in fourth phase
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Odisha is expected to witness a triangular battle between the ruling BJD, BJP and Congress in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha polls scheduled to be held on April 29.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Climate protesters block London Stock Exchange
London, April 25 (IANS) Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrance to the London Stock Exchange on Thursday as climate change protests continued in the British capital.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delay in CBI probing Pollachi sex abuse case: Dhinakaran
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) General Secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Thursday questioned the inordinate delay in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Britney Spears lost 5 pounds due to stress
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears says she lost five pounds of weight amidst her recent mental health struggles.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Brent tops $75, rupee to weaken further
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, crossed $75 a barrel mark on Thursday, its highest level in over six months after the US said it would end sanctions waivers that have allowed oil importing countries to keep buying Iranian crude.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ranveer, Shikhar Dhawan recreate 'Khalibali' step
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Ranveer Singh and cricketer Shikhar Dhawan have recreated the popular hook step of the song "Khalibali" from the 2018 film "Padmaavat", that starred the Bollywood actor as Alauddin Khilji.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Steyn ruled out of IPL 2019 due to shoulder injury
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) received a major setback on Thursday as their pace spearhead Dale Steyn was ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a shoulder injury.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Congress fields Ajay Rai in Varanasi
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday announced the candidature of former MLA Ajay Rai from Varanasi to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the prestigious constituency.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kareena to play cop in 'Angrezi Medium': Producer
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan will play a police officer in Irrfan Khan-starrer "Angrezi Medium", says producer Dinesh Vijan.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chennai eye revenge against Mumbai (Preview)
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) In what could be another riveting clash, defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians in their return fixture of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Friday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Spice tycoon suspected of helping sons in suicide attacks
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Police are holding the father of two Sri Lankan suicide bombers on suspicion of aiding and abetting his sons to carry out Easter Sunday attacks that have left at least 359 people dead.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Suspected militant die while planting bomb at Kabul varsity
Kabul, April 25 (IANS) A suspected militant was killed on Thursday when a device he was planting inside a washroom at a university in Kabul went off prematurely, police said.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Ex-judge to probe conspiracy angle in CJI sexual harassment matter
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) In a major development, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a probe by a former judge of the apex court Justice A K Patnaik into allegations about conspiracy against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan Stock Exchange suspends trading over technical glitch
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Thursday suspended trading after a technical fault in its trading network limited access for some brokerages.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
With full statehood promise, AAP releases Delhi manifesto
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday released the party's Delhi manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, with a promise to secure "full statehood" for the national capital.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi's 13 luxury cars on auction
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Thirteen luxury cars owned by fugitive diamantaires Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi went on online auction by the Metals & Scrap Trading Corporation, here on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Media
NASA planning asteroid impact exercise next week
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Aimed at effective disaster management, NASA and its international partners are planning to participate in an exercise that will play out a realistic -- but fictional -- scenario of an asteroid on an impact trajectory with Earth.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Ex-judge to probe conspiracy angle in CJI sexual harassment matter
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a probe by former judge of the apex court Justice A.K. Patnaik into allegations about conspiracy against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Some terrorists were under surveillance: Sri Lanka PM
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Some of the suspected attackers responsible for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka were being monitored by the countrys intelligence services, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told CNN in an interview on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Sri Lankan warship docks in Manila for goodwill visit
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) A Sri Lankan warship docked in Manila on Thursday for a four-day goodwill visit, the first since the two countries established diplomatic relations nearly 60 years ago.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
For Dimple, it is not very simple in Kannauj
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Kannauj, the perfume capital of the country, does not smell good right now. Traditionally, a Samajwadi bastion, the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat which has Dimple Yadav as its sitting MP, seems undecided about its choice in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
80% reconstruction projects under China aid completed: Nepal
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) Around 80 per cent of the reconstruction works carried out under China aid have been successfully completed in Nepal, authorities said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Israel warns of 'high concrete threat' in Sri Lanka
Tel Aviv, April 25 (IANS) Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Thursday issued a travel warning for Sri Lanka, raising the threat level to indicate a "high concrete threat", advising travellers to leave the country and avoid visiting the country in the near future.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Radicals target South Asia (Column: Spy's Eye)
The coordinated terror attacks on three major churches and three prime hotels in and around Colombo on the morning of Easter Mass - with two more such incidents occurring in the afternoon - all resulting in huge casualties of over 350 dead including a score of Western foreigners and some 500 injured, is a covert offensive of global significance that is going to set the security agenda for the democratic world in general and for South Asia in particular.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary
'Kabir Singh' trailer might be out in mid-May
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor feels that the trailer of his upcoming action-thriller film "Kabir Singh" will be out in the second week of May.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
148 MT foodgrain output expected in Kharif 2019-20
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) With the Indian Meteorological Department forecasting "near normal" monsoon this year, the Agriculture Ministry on Thursday set its target for foodgrain production during kharif season 2019-20 at 147.9 million tonnes (MT), with rice output pegged at 102 MT.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Drones banned within Sri Lankan airspace
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) The use of all drones and unmanned aircraft within the Sri Lankan airspace has been suspended with effect from Thursday until further notice, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Party-going boys more likely to be sexually aggressive
New York, April 25 (IANS) College going boys who often attend parties or go to bars for drinks are more likely to be sexually aggressive compared to those who do not, says a new study.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fewer police cases registered during LS polls in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) State Police chief Loknath Behera on Thursday said that fewer police cases have been registered during the ongoing 2019 Lok Sabha polls, as compared to the 2016 assembly elections.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Anupam to be with Kirron Kher when she files nomination
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be with actor-turned-politician and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher when she files her nomination papers for the Chandigarh seat.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Bollywood,Politics
Facebook actively working on WhatsApp Pay in India
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Facebook is upbeat on the growth of digital payments in India and is actively working on launching WhatsApp Pay soon, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Greens decry patchy recognition of air pollution, asks MPs to be pro-active
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) In the midst of elections, environmentalists have flagged concerns over "patchy recognition of the problem of unhealthy air" by MPs over the past five years, particularly those representing the cities and towns that figure in WHOs list of most polluted cities.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Indian challenge ends as Sathiyan bows out
Budapest, April 25 (IANS) The Indian challenge at the Budapest ITTF World Championships came to an end when G. Sathiyan failed to go past Hugo Calderano of Brazil in the men singles round of 32.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Congress fields Ajay Rai in Varanasi
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday announced the candidature of former MLA Ajay Raj from Varanasi to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the prestigious constituency.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Nalco challenges Odisha HC's order favouring Vedanta
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The National Aluminum Co Ltd (Nalco) has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Odisha High Court judgement allowing Vedantas Jharsuguda unit to participate in the tender floated by Nalco for the sale of surplus alumina.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vast expanse of rainforests lost in 2018: Analysis
Washington, April 25 (IANS) More than 3.6 million hectares of pristine tropical rainforest were destroyed in 2018, according to satellite analysis, with beef, chocolate and palm oil among the main causes, the media reported on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Rediscovering treks of Kedarnath, Badrinath
Dehradun, April 25 (IANS) For centuries, pilgrims trekked hundreds of miles to visit Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines nestled in the Garhwal range of Himalayas in Uttarakhand.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
'Avengers: Endgame' gets leaked online
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Despite the makers and actors' efforts to save Marvel's much-anticipated film "Avengers: Endgame" from piracy, the movie has been leaked on several websites.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rahul to blame if Modi-Shah return to power: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be responsible if Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes back to power in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sam Smith bows out of Billboard Music Awards
London, April 25 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith will not be performing at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards as he is taking time to recuperate from vocal troubles.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
SC adjourns hearing of BCCI matter, next date May 2
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and A.M. Sapre is expected to hear the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) matter on Thursday, has adjourned the hearing for May 2.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Australian newspaper prints rival's pages by mistake
Sydney, April 25 (IANS) One of Australia's most popular tabloids has blamed a printing error after pages from a rival newspaper appeared in its Thursday edition.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society,Media
Kashmir Valley NEET aspirants alloted four more centres
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) To accommodate all the 9,250 aspirants from the Kashmir Valley for this year's National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exams, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has allotted four additional centres in the region, officials said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
Bryan Cogman's GoT spin-off not happening
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" writer Bryan Cogman says his potential spin-off series from the fantasy show will not be going ahead.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Support Chowkidar to end terrorism: Modi
Darbhanga (Bihar), April 25 (IANS) Urging the people to support the "Chowkidar" in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said people's one vote can end terrorism in the country.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Terrorism
UK's Prince William given Maori greeting in NZ
Auckland, April 25 (IANS) Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, on Thursday received a traditional Maori greeting from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as he began his two-day tour of the country.
2019-04-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Diplomacy,Politics
Kim, Putin pledge better ties at 1st summit (2nd Lead)
Vladivostok (Russia), April 25 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday came together for the very first time and held a summit where the two nations pledged for better ties and expressed hope that the historic meeting will revive the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
'Padmashri Mahendra Kapoor Chowk' unveiled in Mumbai
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Eleven years after his death, a prominent road square named after the legendary National Award winning playback singer Mahendra Kapoor here, was unveiled by actor Jeetendra along with other celebrities, according to an announcement on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Diljit drops his new 'Kylie + Kareena' song
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh on Thursday unveiled his new single, dedicated to Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan and international make-up star Kylie Jenner.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bhandarkar, Helen get Deenanath Mangeshkar Award
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, popular scriptwriter Salim Khan and yesteryears dancing diva Helen were honoured with the prestigious Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award at a ceremony here.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook hits 2.38 bn users, 500 mn on Stories
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook's monthly active users (MAUs) grew 8 per cent year-over-year MAUs to reach 2.38 billion at the end of first quarter of this year while the number of people using Facebook Stories hit 500 million every day.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Missing election officer in Bengal found safe
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The nodal election officer who went missing at Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district was found on Thursday, a senior police officer said.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AAP releases Delhi manifesto
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday released the party's Delhi manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, with a promise to secure "full statehood" for the national capital.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No Priyanka in Varanasi, Congress fields Ajay Rai
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday cleared the candidature of Ajay Rai in the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, scotching speculation that General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi may be fielded there to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sexist remarks against TMC candidate: SC asks EC to act
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to Election Commission to take appropriate action against opposition party workers for making sexist remarks against Trinamool candidate Mahua Moitra during an election campaign in West Bengal.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
2019 election is to save democracy, Constitution: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday described the 2019 general elections as a battle to save democracy, Constitution and the long tradition of unity which he said was under threat.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oman on verge of securing ODI status
Dubai, April 25 (IANS) Oman has moved to the brink of securing an ODI status and a spot in the ICC Mens Cricket World Cup League 2 with a convincing win over Hong Kong.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Jabra launches new soft neckband earbuds in India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Denmark-based Jabra, a subsidiary of GN Netcom that makes in-ear and on-ear audio wearables, on Thursday launched its Evolve 65e soft neckband earbuds in India with up to 13 hours of battery life for Rs 20,320 (excluding GST).
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
11 killed in China construction site accident
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) Eleven workers were killed and two others seriously injured after an elevator collapsed at a construction site in China's Hebei province Thursday, authorities said.
2019-04-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anupam to be with Kirron Kher when filing nomination
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be with actor-turned-politician and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher when she will be filing her nomination papers for Chandigarh.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Rich and powerful want to control court: SC on CJI matter
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said some rich and powerful people want to control its functioning, as it heard for the third time the matter related to allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Minor explosion in Sri Lanka, no casualties (2nd Lead)
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) A minor explosion occurred in the outskirts of the Sri Lankan capital on Thursday, although there were no reports of casualties or damages in the incident that came four days after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359 people, police said.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Top NDA leaders to attend Modi nomination on Friday
Varanasi, April 25 (IANS) Top NDA leaders from across the country are expected to be in attendance when Prime Minister Narendra Modi files his nomination papers for the Varanasi parliamentary constituency on Friday, a party leader said on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
People have named BJP as Bhagti Janata Party: Akhilesh
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that people have coined a new name for the BJP as the 'Bhagti Janata Party' as Prime Minister Narendra Modi refuses to hold a press conference.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
IT raids ex-J&K Minister's properties in Srinagar
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Income Tax (IT) officials on Thursday carried out raids in Srinagar city at the properties of former Jammu and Kashmir Minister Imran Raza Ansari, sources here said.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Texas executes white supremacist for killing black man
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US state of Texas has executed John William King, a white supremacist convicted two decades ago for killing African-American James Byrd Jr. in one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern American history.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dhawan appointed brand ambassador of GS Caltex India
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) GS Caltex India, a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of GS Caltex Corporation, South Korea, has signed cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as it's brand ambassador in a strategic move to establish itself as a major player in the premium lubricants category in the country.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Nadal labors past Mayer in Barcelona Open
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has kicked off his title defense at the Barcelona Open with a hard-fought 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Argentina's Leonardo Mayer.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Jairam Ramesh skips court in Doval defamation case
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday asked Congress leader Jairam Ramesh to appear before it on May 9 after he skipped the hearing on Thursday in connection with a defamation case filed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's son Vivek Doval.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Atletico beat Valencia, keeps LaLiga title race alive
Madrid, April 25 (IANS) Atletico Madrid squandered the lead twice against visiting Valencia before pulling out a 3-2 win after a late goal by Angel Correa.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Bandit Queen' is my best film: Shekhar Kapur
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says his directorial "Bandit Queen", which released in 1994, is his best film because it was shot completely intuitively.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
City top United 2-0, gain edge in title race
Manchester, April 25 (IANS) Premier League holders Manchester City defeated Manchester United 2-0 to reclaim first place from Liverpool.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Parineeti lip syncs Jonas Brothers' 'Sucker'
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra was seen lip-syncing Jonas Brothers' new song titled "Sucker".
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'BJP insulting 130cr voters by questioning opposition's PM choice'
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday slammed the BJP for repeatedly raising questions on the opposition's choice of Prime Ministerial candidate and said the saffron party is insulting 130 crore people of the country.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Putin, Kim Jong-un hold first ever summit
Vladivostok, April 25 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held their first ever summit here on Thursday, with the two nations expressing hope that the historic meeting will revive the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Trinamool war room and its strategy to counter BJP
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) From using a "jumla meter that 'nails the BJPs "lies" to highlighting the achievements of the eight-year-old Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengals ruling Trinamool Congress has built a "pro-active campaign" for the Lok Sabha polls with the help of social media and conventional canvassing.
2019-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Minor explosion reported in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) A minor explosion was reported on Thursday in Pugoda on the outskirts of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, police said, adding there were casualties or damages in the fresh blast that came four days after the Easter Sunday bombings which killed 359 people.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Couple entry for Badals in Punjab amid "match-fixing" allegations (Poll Trivia)
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal's first couple -- party President Sukhbir Singh Badal and his Union Minister wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal, are making a couple entry in the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab this time.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Hasan Minhaj calls out Jared Kushner over Saudi ties
New York, April 25 (IANS) Stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj has called out US President Donlad Trump's son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner for his ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Minor explosion reported in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) A minor explosion was reported on Thursday from a vacant plot of land in Pugoda on the outskirts of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, police said.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
2 Hizbul Kashmiri militants killed in J&K
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Two Kashmiri militants affiliated to the Hizbul Mujahideen group were gunned down in an encounter with the security forces on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Microsoft hits $1-tn mark on strong Q3 results
Redmond (Washington), April 25 (IANS) Microsoft stock hit $1-trillion mark after the company announced impressive third quarter results, riding on the success of its Azure Cloud as big enterprises moved to Azure infrastructure.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Putin, Kim meet for 1st time in Vladivostok
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un came face-to-face for the first time ever in Vladivostok on Thursday, where the two leaders are slated to kick-off a summit.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
India pushes African right to permanent UNSC seat
United Nations, April 25 (IANS) India has stressed Africa's right to representation among the ranks of the permanent members of the UN Security Council in an effort to bring in a sense of urgency to the long-stalled reform process.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Lost ball halts play as umpire pockets it and forgets
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Umpiring howlers refuse to end in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, and on Wednesday night umpire Shamshuddin was in the spotlight. He forgot where he kept the ball at the end of the 13th over of the RCB innings as players headed for a strategic break during the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab face off.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Pyongyang replaces top official dealing with Seoul
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) North Korea has ousted Kim Yong-chol as the head of relations with South Korea, said a South Korean government official on Thursday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Deutsche Bank begins providing Trump financial records
New York, April 25 (IANS) Deutsche Bank has begun the process of providing financial records to the New York state Attorney General in response to a subpoena for documents related to loans made to President Donald Trump and his business, an informed source said.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Half a million UK children missed measles jab
London, April 25 (IANS) More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children's charity the Unicef reveals.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
US Navy drafting new guidelines for reporting UFOs
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US Navy is drafting new guidelines for pilots and other personnel to report encounters with "unidentified aircraft", a significant new step in creating a formal process to collect and analyse the unexplained sightings and destigmatise them, the media reported.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Key Indian equity market indices open in green
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Despite muted trend in global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher ahead of F&O expiry.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tesla posts massive $702 million loss last quarter
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Tesla announced that it has lost $702 million in the last quarter, while the Elon Musk-owned electric car company's revenue was also down 37 per cent compared to the previous quarter, the media reported.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
'Tarpan': Sincere attempt mirroring society (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Tarpan"; Director: Neelam R. Singh; Cast: Nand Kishore Pant, Sanjay Kumar, Arun Shekhar, Rahul Chauhan, Poonam Alok Ingle, Nilam Kumari, Vandana Asthana, Padamja Rai, Lalit Jogi, Abhishek Madarecha; Rating: **1/2
2019-04-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tried to stay calm in last few overs: AB de Villiers
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Former Proteas skipper AB de Villiers was undoubtedly the star of the show on Wednesday night as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs after being stranded at 81/4 at one stage. While he had the perfect partner in Marcus Stoinis, his 44-ball 82 was the cornerstone of RCB's fourth win in five games this season.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Ousted Nissan chief Ghosn granted release on bail
Tokyo, April 25 (IANS) The Tokyo District Court on Thursday granted ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn's release on bail after he was indicted for the fourth time over alleged misuse of company funds.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Facebook keeps aside $3 bn ahead of US FTC fine
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Battling several privacy violations, Facebook has kept aside $3 billion, anticipating a record fine coming from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that involved 87 million users.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two militants killed in Anantnag gunfight
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Two militants were killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
We have failed to win pressure moments: Ashwin
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Having started really well, Kings XI Punjab lost the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore thanks to the brilliant partnership between AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis, but KXIP skipper R. Ashwin refused to point at just one moment and said that there were quite a few moments in the match which if they had grabbed, the result could have been different from how it panned out a" 17-run loss for KXIP.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Losing 6 games hurt, looking to enjoy our game: Kohli
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) It looked like another night where the famed Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up was set to disappoint the fans at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium as Kings XI Punjab had reduced them to 81/4 in the 9th over of their innings. But what followed was mayhem as AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis took the KXIP bowling to the cleaners and RCB ended with 202 in their 20 overs. The end result was a 17-run win for Virat Kohli's boys.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Egg laying mammals become source of novel anti-microbial
Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) A novel Anti-Microbial Protein (AMP) found in the milk of egg laying mammals Echidna can be used as alternatives to the antibiotics used in livestock, researchers said.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Voters upbeat about living standards improving next year: IANS-C VOTER tracker
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Most of the voters are upbeat about their future as close to 60 percent respondents in a CVOTER-IANS tracker felt that their quality of life will improve in the next one year.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US dollar strengthens in late trading
New York, April 25 (IANS) The US dollar strengthened in late trading on Wednesday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Chinese artist writes book using only emoticons
Valencia (Spain) April 25 (IANS) "Book from the Ground" is a book written using only emoticons by Chinese artist Xu Bing that illustrates the ability to create a universal language using graphic symbols, he said Wednesday in Valencia, Spain.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Art/Culture/Books
I hate to play anchor in films: Mini Mathur
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Mini Mathur says she was very keen on building her proficiency as a TV host but will hate to play an anchor in films.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Taylor Swift 'protected' by songwriting
New York, April 25 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift thinks writing songs helps her to "process" her life and she uses the process as a "protective armour".
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Gayle, Russell highlight West Indies squad for WC
Barbados, April 25 (IANS) The Windies announced their World Cup squad late on Wednesday as Andre Russell and Chris Gayle were named in the 15-member squad for the showpiece event in England and Wales. While the senior campaigners were named in the squad, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine were the notable absentees.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Barbados,Sports,Cricket
RCB beat Kings XI to register third consecutive win
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore rode A.B. de Villiers' half century to record their third successive win on the trot with a 17-run victory over Kings XI Punjab to keep their chances alive, in an IPL game here on Wednesday.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Air accidents take toll on Boeing earnings
New York, April 25 (IANS) The fatal Boeing 737 accidents in March and October have taken a toll on the US aeronautics giant with a 13 per cent drop in net earnings, the company announced on Wednesday.
2019-04-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Goa Congress flays delay in moving EVMs to strong room
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Wednesday questioned the "lackadaisical attitude" of the poll authorities in the state while alleging inordinate delay in transportation of EVMs from polling centres to strong-rooms in respective districts, which they claimed had rendered the machines vulnerable.
2019-04-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mass prayer held for SL terror victims in Meghalaya
Shillong, April 24 (IANS) A holy mass was held in Meghalaya for the victims and survivors of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks that killed over 350 in Sri Lanka.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Religion,Terrorism
Persons seeking alms in Srinagar to be arrested
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) People found soliciting alms at public places in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital will be immediately arrested, it was ordered on Wednesday.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Might send gifts, sweets but won't give vote: Mamata
Sreerampore/ Krishnanagar (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) In an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's revelation that Mamata Banerjee sends him kurtas and sweets every year, the West Bengal Chief Minister on Wednesday said that she might send gifts and sweets to people on occasions but will not give them her vote.
2019-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Nine persons injured in Delhi bus accident
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) At least nine persons were injured on Wednesday after a cluster bus whose brakes failed hit over 10 vehicles in central Delhi, a police officer said.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parrikar's son, aide in race for BJP ticket for Panaji bypoll
Panaji, April 24 (IANS) The Goa BJP on Wednesday shortlisted the names of late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal and his aide Sidharth Kuncalienkar for the upcoming bypoll to the Panaji assembly seat, a top party leader said.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Congress flays delay in moving EVMs to strong room
Panaji, April 24 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Wednesday questioned the "lackadaisical attitude" of the poll authorities in the state while alleging inordinate delay in transportation of EVMs from polling centres to strong-rooms in respective districts, which they claimed had rendered the machines vulnerable.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Minor, run over by uncle's SUV, succumbs to injuries
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A three-year-old, who was run over and dragged almost 20 metres by his uncle's SUV two days ago while the man was using his mobile phone, succumbed to his injuries in AIIMS on Wednesday, a police officer said.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA raids in UP's Amroha in new IS module case
New Delhi/Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out searches at several places in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha in connection with its ongoing investigation into the Islamic State's new module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, officials said.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rajasthan betting town puts its money on BJP
Jaipur, April 24 (IANS) Phalodi is a small town in Rajasthan that is home to the famous betting market in its vicinity which has come alive against the backdrop of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Betting Central,Politics
Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee's assets up three-fold
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP and party supremo Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee, who is seeking re-election from West Bengal's Diamond Harbour constituency, has declared that value of his movable assets have soared three-fold to over Rs 71.40 lakh, as against around Rs 23.57 lakh declared in 2014.
2019-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gulf NRIs offer funds for Jet to fly again
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) A group of Gulf-based NRIs are ready to raise emergency funding to enable debt-ridden and cash-strapped Jet Airways fly again, said a potential investor on Wednesday.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Farmer bodies protest PepsiCo suits against potato growers
Ahmedabad, April 24 (IANS) A group of farmers' organisations, including the RSS- affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), on Wednesday demanded withdrawal of legal suits filed by food and beverages giant PepsiCo India against nine potato growers in north Gujarat for growing a particular variety of potatoes, which the company claims it has sole rights to make its popular brand of Lay's chips.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Sharing alcohol glass with woman kin cost Rohit his life
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Rohit Shekhar, the biological son of late veteran politician N.D. Tiwari, was killed by his wife, Apoorva, who got furious on seeing him sharing his alcohol glass with a female relative in his car, said police on Wednesday.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GoAir to begin 28 additional flights from Friday
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier GoAir on Wednesday said it will operate 28 additional flights from Friday.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Advance booking on re-allocated Jet slots only for 3 months
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The government has set a cap of three months on forward ticket bookings for flights operated on Jet Airway's airport time slots that have been re-allocated to other airlines.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CJI case: AG questions advocate over conspiracy claims
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, during a hearing in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, queried advocate Utsav Bains on the authenticity of his claims in a Facebook post with regard to an alleged conspiracy against the Chief Justice of India (CJI), Ranjan Gogoi.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra student arrested for making derogatory video of KCR
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) The Telangana Police on Wednesday arrested a student from Andhra Pradesh for making and sharing online a "derogatory" video about Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Vote for Modi to make India developed: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, who is recontesting from Delhi's Chandni Chowk, said that 2019 Lok Sabha elections are about taking developing a new India.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian ships at International Fleet Review in China
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Indian Navy ships Kolkata and Shakti took part in the International Fleet Review (IFR) organised in China's Qingdao on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of People's Liberation Army (PLA), an official statement said on Wednesday.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UNICEF, NITI Aayog tie up for children empowerment
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) NITI Aayogs Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and UNICEF India on Tuesday signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to provide an open platform to promote participation, skilling and empowerment among young children across different communities.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SBI to raise Rs 17k cr via bonds in tranches in FY19
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The board of State Bank of India has approved raising up to $2.5 billion (around Rs 17,000 crore) through bonds in the current fiscal.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Manoj Tiwari assails Kejriwal for not campaigning
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday slammed Chief Minister and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal over his absence from campaigning in the national capital.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Re-poll in one polling booth in Bengal's Cooch Behar: EC
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered re-polling for one polling station under West Bengal's Cooch Behar constituency on April 29, an official said here.
2019-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
De Villiers, Stoinis power RCB to 202/4 against KXIP
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) A.B. de Villiers cracked an unbeaten half-century as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) posted a mammoth 202/4 in 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Sachin, Laxman served notice for conflict of interest
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) mentor Sachin Tendulkar and his Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) counterpart V.V.S. Laxman have been issued notices by BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain for alleged 'conflict of interest' in their involvement with the Indian Premier League teams as well as being a part of the still existing Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the BCCI.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Modi to hold roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday
Varanasi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, re-contesting from the Varanasi parliamentary constituency, will hold a roadshow here on Thursday, a day before filing his nomination papers.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Chitra wins gold at Asian Athletics Championship
Doha, April 24 (IANS) P.U. Chitra clocked 4:14.56 to strike gold for India in the womens' 1500m race on the concluding day of the Asian Athletics Championships here on Wednesday. The win also ensured Chitra's qualification for the World Championships.
2019-04-24
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Nearly 82% polling recorded in Bengal's third phase
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) An average of 81.97 percent votes were cast in the third phase election to five parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal, the Election Commission said here on Wednesday.
2019-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi-Mamata's 'friendly relationship' proved: Congress
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's revelation that she sends sweets and kurtas to him, state Congress President Somen Mitra on Wednesday said their "friendly relationship" has been proved.
2019-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Five killed, 9 injured in landslide in J&K's Doda
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) Five people were killed and nine others injured when a landslide hit a mini bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Wednesday, police said.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NPF moves to disqualify seven rebel Nagaland MLAs
Kohima, April 24 (IANS) Nagaland's opposition Naga People's Front (NPF) on Wednesday filed disqualification petition before Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu against seven of its legislators for defying the party's collective decision to support the Congress in the April 11 Lok Sabha polls.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Entire JeM leadership wiped out in J&K: Corps Commander
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Security forces have eliminated the entire leadership of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir and nobody is now ready to lead the terror outfit which was responsible for the Pulwama terror attack, a top Army Commander said here on Wednesday.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
See myself as natural leader: KKR all-rounder Brathwaite
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) At a time when Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik is under the pump, Carlos Brathwaite said the team does not have a leadership group within the squad and everyone contributes when required.
2019-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
RBI reply on home loan norm breach by bank sought
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to file reply on a plea complaining that Central Bank of India, the public sector lender, has disbursed the housing loan without linking it to the stages of construction for a under-construction greenfield housing project.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
BJP, RJD battle it out to wrest Darbhanga LS seat
Darbhanga, April 24 (IANS) The seat of Mithilanchal, visually represented by once majestic but today decaying fort of Darbhanga Maharaj, in Bihar is witnessing an interesting poll battle as most key political parties have replaced their known leaders with new faces.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Hapur bookies see Modi returning, but with fewer seats
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) The Modi magic may be waning, but it will still bring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back to power. If the predictions of the Hapur "satta bazaar" is anything to go by, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form the next government at the Centre.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Eco Survey may prescribe higher crop support prices
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The upcoming Economic Survey for 2019-20 may have some new prescriptions that can address travails of the large sections of farmers who roil under low income for their produce, big loans and lose foodgrains for lack of proper logistical facilities.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
State convicted on moral, constitutional principles: Bilkis Bano
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court told the Gujarat government to rehabilitate and pay her Rs 50 lakh, Bilkis Yakub Rasool Bano, gang-raped in the 2002 Gujarat riots, on Wednesday said the state had been convicted on moral and constitutional principles.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dimple Yadav takes out another road show in Kannauj
Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav, who is contesting again from the constituency, on Wednesday held a massive road show in the town.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC official evaluates first phase of Tripura polls
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission's Special Observer for Tripura Vinod Zutshi, former Deputy Election Commissioner, on Wednesday studied various reports, documents, video and webcasting footages of the poll process in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
51 people killed in South Africa floods
Johannesburg, April 24 (IANS) At least 51 people have died after heavy rains battered South Africa, authorities said on Wednesday.
2019-04-24
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SL top security officials told to quit, toll 359
Colombo, April 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the Defence Secretary and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to quit over mishandling of intelligence reports ahead of Easter Sunday suicide bombings as the death toll surged to 359, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-04-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
RBI divests entire share in NABARD, NHB
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that it has divested its entire stake in the National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Housing Bank amounting to Rs 20 crore and Rs 1,450 crore respectively
2019-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jharkhand man burnt to death for demanding payment
Ranchi, April 24 (IANS) A person working as a labourer at a stone crushing unit in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district was allegedly burnt to death by the unit owner's son on Wednesday.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident