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Calcutta HC stays withdrawal of central forces from Darjeeling hills
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday ordered an interim stay on the withdrawal of central armed police forces from Darjeeling hills in West Bengal.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
29 arrested for selling firecrackers in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi Police on Tuesday seized over 1,200 kg firecrackers and arrested 29 people for selling firecrackers illegally in the national capital.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maruti's Dzire achieves 'fastest 1-lakh sales' mark
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday said its all-new Dzire has achieved "fastest 1-lakh sales mark" in the Indian automobile industry.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mali overpower Iran to enter U-17 World Cup quarters
Fatorda (Goa), Oct 17 (IANS) Lassana N'Diaye struck twice as Mali thrashed Iraq 5-1 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Pakistan Army denies US drone strikes in its territory
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Tuesday said there had been no US drone strikes on the Pakistani side of the border in recent days and all military operations had been conducted on the Afghan side of the border.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
BJP MP's cook held for Rs 22-lakh theft
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A 37-year-old man working as a cook at BJP MP Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh has been arrested for stealing Rs 22 lakh from the politician's official residence in central Delhi, police said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump's wealth down $600mn, drops 92 spots in Forbes list
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's net worth has slid by $600 million to $3.1 billion, the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans showed on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Goodricke Group acquires Godfrey Phillips' tea division
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Goodricke Group Ltd on Tuesday said it has entered into an agreement with Godfrey Phillips India (GPI) to drive aggressive expansion into its packaged tea business.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Security stepped in Kolkata for Diwali
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Elaborate security has been put in place for Kali Puja and Diwali festivals in the city on October 19, when more than 3,500 community pujas are slated to be held, Kolkata Police said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Institutions like Harijan Sevak Sangh deserve helping hand: Naidu
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said organisations like Harijan Sevak Sangh are doing "yeoman service" and deserve a helping hand from philanthropists.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
FIFA U-17 World Cup: England pip Japan, enter quarters
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) England Under-17 boys did what their senior team footballers could not for many years by keeping their nerves during tie-breakers to edge past Japan 5-3 and advance to the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
14 detained, released for bursting firecrackers near SC
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Protesting against the apex court order banning firecrackers due to air pollution concerns around Diwali, 14 persons including three women were detained on Tuesday for bursting firecrackers in front of the Supreme Court here.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
BMW launches 330i Gran Turismo M Sport at Rs 49.40 lakh
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer BMW on Tuesday launched new 330i Gran Turismo M Sport priced at Rs 49.40 lakh.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
U-17 World Cup: England pip Japan, advance to quarters
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) England beat Japan 5-3 in penalty shootouts to advance to the quarter-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Conduct any probe against Vadra, dares Congress
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) After the BJP asked the Congress to explain alleged links of party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, the Congress on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi can get "any investigation" done in the matter.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Nicco Corp under liquidation process: NCLT
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Tuesday ordered liquidation proceedings against Nicco Corporation Ltd after its lenders voted against a resolution plan.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Wipro net up 6%, revenue dips 2.5% in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday reported a Rs 2,190 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 6 per cent annual growth from Rs 2,074 crore in the like period year ago and 5.3 per cent sequential growth from Rs 2,080 crore a quarter ago.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Bengaluru Bulls thrash UP Yoddha in PKL tie
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) Rohit Kumar created history as he scored 32 raid points to help Bengaluru Bulls hammer UP Yoddha 64-24 in their penultimate match of the fifth Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
CBEC to redistribute cases to clear appeals backlog
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a move to reduce the pendency of cases, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has decided to allocate those pending with Principal Chief Commissioners to Commissioner rank officers within the department, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Singhania is India's official choice for FIA WMSC seat
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Gautam Singhania will contest the FIA elections to be held in Paris on December 8, hoping to reclaim a seat for India on the prestigious FIA World Motor Sports Council.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
EC unveils app for efficient poll management
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday launched a new application to be used by electoral officers for efficient management of the poll process.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Italy to face Sweden in European World Cup play-offs
Zurich, Oct 17 (IANS) Four-time FIFA World Cup winners Italy will face Sweden in the European 2018 World Cup playoffs, as revealed by the highly-anticipated draw held here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Ex-MLA, wanted in BJP leader's murder, surrenders
Ghaziabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh MLA Amar Pal Sharma, wanted for the killing of a BJP leader, surrendered in a court here on Tuesday, police said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
North East Small Finance Bank commences operations: RBI
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Tuesday the North East Small Finance Bank has commenced operations.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi HC misled by Chief Secretary: Rakhi Birla
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court's disapproval of contempt proceedings by the state Assembly against the Chief Secretary was because it was misled into believing "fallacious contentions" in the case, the Deputy Speaker said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Northern Frontier Railway increases berths by 36%
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to increase passenger services in northeast India, the Northeast Frontier Railway added 56 new coaches in 28 mail express trains in the current financial year, expanding the number of berths by 36 per cent, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Structural reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies urged
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A two-day Asian regional consultation of international experts on reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies has urged significant changes to the UN mechanisms to improve and monitor implementation by member countries.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
At border, Rajnath stresses for cordial ties with Pakistan
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that India wanted cordial and peaceful relations with Pakistan and "expected reciprocity" from Islamabad.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Odisha government hikes salary of agitating Anganwadi workers
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) Ahead of Diwali, the Odisha government on Tuesday announced a hike in the monthly remuneration of agitating Anganwadi workers.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
M.S. Subbulakshmi an unsurpassed phenomenon in Carnatic music: Vice President
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that M.S. Subbulakshmi remained an unsurpassed phenomenon in Carnatic music and an epitome of grace, respected by one and all.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Chelsea FC conducts football clinics at Dharavi in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) London football giants Chelsea FC's foundation on Tuesday conducted a coaching clinic in the slum area of Dharavi in Mumbai.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
My mom represents Sharmila Tagore's era: Fawzia
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Fawzia Mirza, who wrote "Me, My Mom and Sharmila" says the play depicts her relationship with her mother who represents the Rajesh Khanna-Sharmila Tagore era to her.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
RLSP may ditch NDA to join hands with RJD before 2019 polls
Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) Speculation about RLSP chief and Union Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha joining hands with RJD chief Lalu Prasad is rife in political circles here following a secret meeting between the two on Monday night.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
RBI orders banks to immediately pay interest under GMS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday advised commercial banks to "immediately" pay interest due on the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), 2015.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
87% won't be burst crackers in Delhi: Survey
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR to combat the rising levels of air pollution in the city, 87 per cent of the respondents in a survey said they won't burst crackers on Diwali.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
De-silting, cleaning of canals to be monitored by drones: Adityanath
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday announced that de-silting and cleaning of canals across the state this year will be monitored by drones.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
RSS leader shot dead in Ludhiana; Rajnath raises issue with Amarinder
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Unidentified assailants shot dead Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosai on Tuesday in Punjab's Ludhiana city as he was returning from a RSS 'shaka'. The Punjab Police have not made any arrests so far.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court grants bail to IB official, Delhi cop in corruption case
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday granted bail to an Intelligence Bureau official, a Delhi Police Inspector and two alleged middlemen in a case related to transfer and postings of government officials.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SRFTI students protest against 'dictatorial attitude'
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The students' body at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) on Tuesday launched a protest against imposition of "draconian rules" and "threats of expulsion" every other day.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Education
Haryanvi singer shot dead near Panipat
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Haryanvi singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Panipat district of Haryana on Tuesday while she was returning after a performance in a village, police said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmiri separatists' custody extended till November 15
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Sessions court here on Tuesday extended until November 15 the judicial custody of seven Kashmiri separatists arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and allowed their video conferencing from prison in the next hearing.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US-backed militia takes control of IS' capital Raqqa
Damascus, Oct 17 (IANS) A US-backed militia on Tuesday announced that it has taken full control of Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that once served as the capital of the Islamic State caliphate.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Wipro net up 6%, revenue dips 2.5% in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday reported a Rs 2,190 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 6 per cent annual growth from Rs 2,074 crore in the like period a year ago and 5.3 per cent sequential growth from Rs 2,080 crore a quarter ago.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Shah to CPI-M
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Morocco, Unesco sign pact to preserve crafts
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS/MAP) Morocco and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) signed an agreement here on Tuesday to create a "National Living Human Treasures System", an essential component of the national cultural heritage.
2017-10-17
Category: International, France,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Qatari man held in Lahore with falcons
Lahore, Oct 17 (IANS) A Qatari man was arrested at the Lahore airport for trying to smuggle nine falcons worth more than Rs 50 million, the Pakistani media reported on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Why this Kolaveri Da?', Rahul taunts BJP over Jay Shah
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday taunted the BJP with comments on the controversy surrounding Amit Shah's son Jay alleging "state legal help" in his legal battle with a news portal.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
UAE strengthens relations with Central Asian nations
Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Oct 17 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has participated in the second session of the Arab Economic and Cooperation Forum held here with countries from Central Asia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Tajikistan,Politics,Diplomacy
U-17 World Cup: Brazil eye big win against Honduras (Preview)
Kochi , Oct 17 (IANS) Title favourites Brazil will aim to win big when they face Honduras in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Board Presidents XI beat New Zealand in practice match
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Board Presidents XI defeated New Zealand by 30 runs in the first One-day practice match at the Brabourne Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Bahrain bank picks TCS software for treasury operations
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday said BMB Investment Bank of Bahrain in the Gulf had selected its financial software product 'Bancs' for customer-driven treasury operations.
2017-10-17
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP's allegations against Vadra to divert attention from Jay Shah: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said the BJP's allegations against Robert Vadra were a "politically motivated" effort by the ruling party to divert public attention from the serious allegations against its party President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
U-17 World Cup: Spain beat France to enter quarters
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) A late penalty by Abel Ruiz saw Spain edge past France 2-1 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
53 die as Taliban hit Afghan police centre (Fourth Lead)
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday left at least 53 people dead, including a provincial police chief, and over 150 wounded in a gory terror attack.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India, Russia to increase cooperation in skill development
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India and Russia have agreed to increase cooperation in the area of skill development at the ongoing World Skills Abu Dhabi (WSAD) event in the UAE, industry chamber Ficci said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Education
Big games can cost United the title, says Carragher
Liverpool, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher said on Tuesday that if Manchester United fails to take advantage of the away fixtures against other top clubs, it will cost them the English Premier League (EPL) title.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Slain PDP activist's house torched in Kashmir
Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) Agitated youths on Tuesday torched the house of a ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activist who was killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district late on Monday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Botanical Garden as junction station ready for operations: DMRC
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Botanical Garden metro station, transformed as the first interchange station of the National Capital Region, is ready for operations and awaiting clearance from the Metro Rail Safety Commissioner, the Delhi Metro said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Residents to take call on liquor shops in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday decided that residents will take a "call" on the presence of liquor shops in their areas.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nasscom to train girls in using technology
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Nasscom Foundation on Tuesday said it would train girls to use technology to address gender equality issues like violence, health and education.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
HC tells striking sanitation workers to not obstruct others
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the striking sanitation workers of civic agencies not to obstruct other workers from discharging their duties such as cleaning garbage, saying it imperils the lives of citizens.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
EC directive mandates use of VVPATs in Himachal, Gujarat
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has sent detailed instructions to the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of poll-bound Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat for mandatory use of VVPAT machines at all polling stations and counting of paper slips in the coming assembly polls.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gensets banned as Delhi cracks down on alarming air pollution
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) All diesel generators, except those in hospitals and Metro stations, were on Tuesday banned in Delhi, the Badarpur thermal power plant was shut and Delhites were told to put on masks as air quality in the capital crossed the dangerous red level ahead of Diwali and winter.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Ranji Trophy: Wins for Gujarat, Bengal, Karnataka, Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Gujarat, Bengal, Karnataka and Delhi clinched victories against their respective opponents on the fourth and final day of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ensure dignified living for construction workers, Minister tells builders
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday expressed concern over the living conditions of construction workers and urged builders to ensure dignified living for them by providing the necessary basic facilities.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Challenges expected as Tour de France 2018 route unveiled
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS) Tough challenges are expected during the Tour de France 2018, scheduled in July, following the unveiling of the tournament's route at the Palais de Congres convention centre here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Shah to CPI-M
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Iran enter FIFA U-17 World Cup quarters
Fatorda (Goa), Oct 17 (IANS) Two early goals helped Iran beat Mexico 2-1 in a Round-of-16 match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Anne Frank Halloween costume sparks controversy
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Online retailers are removing a children's Halloween costume from their websites after facing a backlash over the attire designed to make kids look like teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Woman sentenced to death in Pakistan for killing husband
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court in Multan on Tuesday sentenced a woman to death on two counts after finding her guilty of murdering her husband.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heynckes delivers Bayern a mix of caring father and strict teacher
Berlin, Oct 17 (IANS) After a satisfying start in the German Bundesliga against SC Freiburg (5-0), Bayern Munich and its new coach Jupp Heynckes are facing their first serious test against Celtic Glasgow in the Champions League football on Wednesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
HC upholds BCCI appeal, Sreesanth life ban to stay
Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a blow to former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, a division bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday upheld the appeal made by the national cricket board BCCI against a single bench verdict that lifted the life ban on the bowler in August.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
FIR filed against former BJP MLA, poet for vulgar writing
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) Police in South Goa on Tuesday filed an FIR against a former BJP MLA and a publisher for "vulgar" content in a controversial book of poems, which was until last week in the reckoning for a state award for literature.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-MLA, wanted in BJP leader's murder, surrenders
Ghaziabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Congress MLA Amar Pal Sharma, wanted for the killing of a BJP leader, surrendered in a court here on Tuesday, police said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global task force to curb hunting of birds on anvil
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) An inter-governmental task force to curb illegal killing of birds crossing one of the world's greatest migration paths will be high on the agenda at this year's largest wildlife summit beginning this month, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Hockey: India take on South Korea in Asia Cup (Preview)
Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) India will look to continue their winning run as they face defending champions South Korea in their first match of the second round in the Asia Cup hockey championship here on Wednesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Hockey
HC refuses to set aside charges framed against Tytler, businessman
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to set aside a trial court order to frame charges against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and controversial businessman Abhishek Verma in a corruption case.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
U-17 World Cup: Spain beat France to enter quarters
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) Spain edged past France 2-1 in a Round-of-16 match to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Kalki, Richa suggest firecrackers alternative through Diwali rap
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actresses Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chadha have turned rappers to suggest alternatives to firecrackers through a new track on Diwali.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jharkhand CM orders probe into starvation death of girl
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday ordered a probe into the death of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand's Simdega district allegedly due to starvation.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
AMU a good example of Indian nationalism: Pranab
Aligarh, Oct 17 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a perfect example of Indian nationalism and ethos, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Odisha asks collectors to assess drought situation
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The Odisha government has asked the District Collectors to ensure correct assessment of the drought situation as 98 of the state's 314 blocks had a dry spell this monsoon, said an official on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
This tool can better identify breast cancer risk
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous with 97 per cent accuracy, an advance that may help reduce unnecessary surgeries, a study has revealed.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
FTII pays tribute to Tom Alter
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Tuesday paid tribute to late actor Tom Alter.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Parking fees may go up in Delhi if air quality worsens
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi's air quality, which has already entered the red zone, may trigger an increase in parking fees by up to four times across the city in the next few days, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Naidu compares Modi to a strict principal, says reforms will show results
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a strict principal, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Indian economy was going through a lean patch, similar to a college which experiences a dip in results because cheating in examinations has been stopped.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rohingya influx: Security tightened along India-Bangladesh borders
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) In view of the large scale Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, security along the India-Bangladesh borders has been further tightened to prevent any such infiltration into the northeastern region.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Syria's Raqqa city liberated from Islamic State
Damascus, Oct 17 (IANS) A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters said on Tuesday it has taken full control of the Islamic State terror organisation's one-time "capital" of Raqqa.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nifty50 at new high, despite profit booking and low volumes (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Even as the general investors' sentiments were subdued on Tuesday, the key Indian equity index -- the NSE Nifty50 -- made marginal gains to close at a new high.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Overcoming ghost of note ban and ignoring GST's impact, people throng gold shops on Dhanteras (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai/Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Come Dhanteras, and the hunger for gold, so visible among Indians, has helped them tide over the impact of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), as customers thronged jewellery stores on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Delhi Police cracks down on firecracker shops
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Dozens of shops were found selling firecrackers in Delhi on Tuesday as police moved to ensure strict implementation of a Supreme Court order banning the sale and purchase of crackers in the capital due to pollution concerns around Diwali.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Wipro net up 6% in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday reported Rs 2,190 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, registering 6 per cent yearly and 5.5 per cent quarterly growth.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
10,000-15,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh in 48 hours
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS) Between 10,000 and 15,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh over the last 48 hours, taking the total number of the Muslim minority to have fled Myanmar to 582,000, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Foreign filmmaker's 'Roller Coaster' through Kolkata
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Packed with synergistic sound and camera movement, mirroring the thrilling accelerations, ups and downs of a roller coaster ride, Cuban-born, Netherlands-based filmmaker Yuribert Capetillo Hardy has come out with a video "Roller Coaster" (India), reflecting an emotional ride through the sights and sounds of Kolkata.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
EPCA implements 'very poor' and 'severe' categories of GRAP
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Ahead of Diwali and the winter season, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has implemented the "Very Poor" and "Severe" categories of its Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
US hits Haqqanis again despite Pakistan caution
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Two suspected US drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border even as Pakistan cautioned the US to show restraint.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
GST dampens kitchenware sales by 30-40% this Dhanteras
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Dhanteras this year failed to usher in good luck for kitchenware sellers who witnessed 30-40 per cent drop in sales in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) due to the recent Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out, traders said here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Religion
Jennifer was forced to do naked line-up
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she was "degraded and humiliated" by a female Hollywood executive who forced her to lose weight and take part in a naked line-up for a film role.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't forget caring for skin, hair during Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) While we are busy ensuring that the festival of lights is welcomed with perfect preparations, we may tend to overlook caring for ourselves. Care for your skin and hair, suggest experts.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
41 killed in Afghan Taliban attack (Third Lead)
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 41 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China's Party Congress to begin on Wednesday
Beijing, Oct 17 (IANS) China will hold its most important political event -- the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) -- on Wednesday where some 2,300 delegates will meet to decide the leadership of the world's second-largest economy.
2017-10-17
Category: International, China,Politics
Maharashtra farmers to get loan waiver as 'Diwali gift'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) After an anxious wait of over five months, Maharashtra farmers will get a "Diwali gift" in the form of loan waivers from October 18, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian furniture market huge opportunity for Asia: HKTDC
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Indian furniture market, which is expected to grow in worth to over $27 billion by 2022, represents a huge opportunity for furniture exporters across Asia, according to a report by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru FC look to sweep aside first-leg loss in AFC Cup (Preview)
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Bengaluru FC will face off against Tajikistans FC Istiklol as both sides battle for a place in the 2017 AFC Cup final at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
I try to keep myself free during festivals: Big B
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says during festivals, he always tries to keep himself free to spend time with his family.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Micromax launches affordable 'Bharat-1' 4G phone
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Domestic handset maker Micromax on Tuesday launched a 4G VoLTE-enabled phone "Bharat 1" at Rs 2,200 and announced its partnership with state-run telecom operator BSNL.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Live and let live', Goa Governor urges in Diwali greeting
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) People should re-dedicate themselves to the principle of "live and let live" on the occasion of Diwali, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha said on Tuesday in her address ahead of the festival of lights.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bengal DGP takes stock of situation in Kalimpong
Darjeeling, Oct 17 (IANS) West Bengal Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha on Tuesday took stock of the situation in north Bengal's Kalimpong and said locals and police were working to help restore normalcy in the district.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala HC division bench upholds BCCI appeal, Sreesanth life ban to stay
Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) In what could be a shocking blow to former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, a division bench of the Kerala high court on Tuesday upheld the appeal made by the BCCI against the earlier single bench verdict that lifted the life ban on the bowler in August this year.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Newcastle United up for sale
London, Oct 17 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) club Newcastle United F.C. has been put up for sale, the owner St. James Holdings Limited confirmed.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
50 German students visit Chandigarh to strengthen bilateral links
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) As part of their tour of India to strengthen India-German bonds and widen their own cultural horizon, a group of 50 students from five schools in Germany visited Chandigarh on Tuesday, a programme organiser said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, India,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diaspora,Education
CPN (Maoist Centre) decides against pulling out of Deuba government
Kathmandu, Oct 17 (IANS) The CPN (Maoist Centre), a key partner in Nepal's ruling coalition, on Tuesday decided against pulling out support to the Sher Bahadur Deuba government hours after announcing that it was going to withdraw.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Stress just as unhealthy as junk food
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) If you are reeling under work pressure, find ways to relax. Researchers have found that stress may be just as harmful to your body as a really bad diet.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sitharaman to visit Andaman on Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will spend Diwali with soldiers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Taj Mahal is part of Indian heritage, says Adityanath (Third Lead)
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) In a damage control exercise after a BJP MLA's comments on the Taj Mahal sparked outrage, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the famed monument in Agra was a part of Indian heritage.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Squad rotation likely as Barca face Olympiakos in Champions League
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde will almost certainly use his side's Champions League tie against Olympiakos on Wednesday to carry out a series of squad rotations.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Slain Panama Papers scribe's son slams Malta's 'crooks'
Valletta, Oct 17 (IANS) The son of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta has hit out bitterly at the island's "culture of impunity" and the "crooks" in charge.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Malta,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Actors shouldn't have any image: Nawazuddin
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is happy that superstar Aamir Khan has played a quirky character in a never-seen-before avatar in "Secret Superstar", says actors should not be conscious about an image.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
33 killed in Afghan Taliban attack
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 33 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Teen dramas don't set bad example, says Lafferty
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) "One Tree Hill" star James Lafferty says teen dramas don't really set a bad example for youngsters as they are made by responsible people.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Sweet recipes for Diwali
Gurugram, Oct 17 (IANS) Traditional sweets are of the essence when it comes to Diwali and the celebrations are simply incomplete without home-cooked stuff. This time celebrate the festival by indulging in some sweet and tasty treats.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
British Council introduces digital dance experience in India
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The British Council has unveiled an interactive, digital dance experience across India, created by Flying Object with world-renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor and Attakkalari Dance Company from India.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
SBI to help restore Mumbai's heritage site Shivaji Terminus
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Biggest public sector lender State Bank of India will help restore and conserve the world heritage site of Central Railway headquarters, the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), officials said here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Aamir, Rajkumar Hirani to judge script contest
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan, director Rajkumar Hirani and screen writers Juhi Chaturvedi and Anjum Rajabali will judge a script contest.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha student gang-raped in presence of fiance, 6 arrested
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) Close on the heels of sensational Koraput gang-rape case, a group of miscreants allegedly gang-raped a college student in presence of her fiance in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women's changing image in cinema positive: Plabita Borthakur
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Plabita Borthakur, who featured in "Lipstick Under My Burkha", says the projection of a woman is quite progressive and positive in Indian cinema today.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bangladesh naval ship visits Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam, Oct 17 (IANS) Bangladesh naval ship Somudra Avijan is on a four-day goodwill visit to the Eastern Naval Command, a statement said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Stalin urges Vice President to be non-partisan
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Dubbing Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu's comments at a book-release function as "shocking", DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday urged him to stay non-partisan and not use the Raj Bhavan for political propaganda in future.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Athletic Bilbao's San Mames named best football stadium
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao's San Mames Stadium was named as the best football stadium in the world at the World Football Summit.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan elected to UN Human Rights Council
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) Three of India's neighbours, Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan, have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for a three year period from 2018.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Axis Bank's Q2 net profit up 36%
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Tuesday reported a 36 per cent rise in its net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017-18.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'India can reduce 520 mn tonnes of greenhouse gas'
New Delhi/Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) India can offset close to 520 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year through reforestation alone, according to a study.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
FC Goa lose to Real Murcia in pre-season friendly
La Manga (Spain), Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa suffered a 1-2 defeat against Spanish football club Real Murcia's first team in the second pre-season match here.
2017-10-17
Category: India, La Manga,Sports,ISL
Javed Akhtar to be honoured with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is being honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on the 28th anniversary of Hridayesh Arts and the 80th birthday of veteran music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ovarian cancers originate in fallopian tubes: Study
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Almost all ovarian cancers begin, not in the ovaries, but in the fallopian tubes attached to them, finds a study.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Bajaj Auto's standalone Q2 net profit down 1%
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Tuesday reported a marginal decline of 1 per cent in its standalone net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017-18.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Charges against Kancha Ilaiah absurd: Amnesty
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The charges against writer Kancha Ilaiah, a staunch critic of the caste system, are an "absurd assault" on the right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International India said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cyber security top concern for corporate IoT deployments: BlackBerry
Ontario, Oct 17 (IANS) Cyber security is the top concern regarding digital technologies and processes for firms globally (63 per cent) but only a few (37 per cent) actually have a formal digital transformation strategy in place when it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, new research said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Canada,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Sony Music to distribute Oriya content
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Global music company Sony Music will distribute 'Jatra' content, Sambalpuri folk songs and the devotional "shloka mantra" as part of a digital distribution deal with Odisha's media house Eastern Media Ltd.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
How seizures may lead to memory loss
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to memory loss and other cognitive deficits,
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Congress in Kerala says Alphons a 'bridge' between Kerala CPI-M, BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala alleged that newly-appointed Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons is a "bridge" between the ruling CPI-M in the state and BJP in Delhi.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Film celebs wish good fortune for fans on Dhanteras
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) From Sridevi to Akshay Kumar, Bollywood celebrities extended wishes for good health, wealth and happiness to their fans on Dhanteras on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IS-linked woman arrested in Spain
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a woman suspected of belonging to an international network linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror group aiming to recruit women to travel to conflict zones.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Terrorism
SRFTI students protest against 'dictatorial attitude'
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The students body at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) on Tuesday launched a protest against imposition of "draconian rules" and "threats of expulsion" every other day.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Education
Global device shipments to exceed 2.35 bn in 2018
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Global shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones are projected to exceed 2.35 billion units in 2018 which is the highest year-on-year (YoY) growth since 2015 and an increase of two per cent from 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Working birthday for Sanjay Kapoor (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Kapoor, who turned 52 on Tuesday, celebrated his birthday by working on his upcoming TV show "Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara".
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Whales, dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures: Study
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Whales and dolphins live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects, much like human societies, according to a study.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
'Justice League' to release in India on November 17
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Big screen epic action adventure "Justice League", directed by Zack Snyder and starring DC Super Heroes -- Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Raymond Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ezra Miller as The Flash -- will release in India on November 17.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sia to release 'Everyday is Christmas' on November 17
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) American singer Sia will release holiday album "Everyday is Chrsitmas" on November 17. The tracks have been co-written by Sia and Greg Kurstin.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Low volumes, profit booking subdue equity indices
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) A day after touching record high levels, the Indian equity indices closed on a flat note on Tuesday, as low volumes and profit booking subdued investors' sentiments.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Aamir took cues from Jeetendra, Anil for 'Secret Superstar' role
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's quirky character Shakti Kumaarr from his forthcoming movie "Secret Superstar" has been inspired by Jeetendra and Anil Kapoor
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China urges all parties to resolve North Korea crisis
Beijing, Oct 17 (IANS) China on Tuesday urged all parties involved in the North Korean crisis to not add fuel to the fire and insisted that they should seek to resolve the situation through dialogue instead of provocation.
2017-10-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Naval aircraft fails to find trace of 10 missing Indians
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) An Indian Naval patrol aircraft failed to find any more survivors of merchant ship Emerald Star that sank off the coast of Japan last week, even as 10 Indians are still missing.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Jaitley launches options trading in gold futures in MCX
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India'ss largest commodity exchange MCX on Tuesday launched options trading in gold with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley describing it as one of the steps towards formalising gold trade in the country.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
10,000-15,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh in 48 hours
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS) Between 10,000 and 15,000 Rohingya refugees arrived in Bangladesh over the last 48 hours, taking the total number of the Muslim-minority to have fled Myanmar to 582,000, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees announced on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi slams Congress for ignoring Indian heritage
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a veiled attack on the Congress for turning its back on Indian heritage after Independence and warned that "nations that forget their heritage lose their identity".
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Trump urges Hillary to run in 2020
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has jokingly encouraged his former presidential rival Hillary Clinton to run against him in 2020, saying that she lost to him last year partly because "she wasnt good at what she did".
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Vodafone associates with HP, KPMG to help small businesses GST transition
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) To enable a seamless transition to Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime for millions of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and SOHOs (Small Offices Home Offices), Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, on Tuesday announced its association with HP India and KPMG in India.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Goa's first private ferry service to begin in November
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) From November, if you have just hopped off a flight at Goa airport, instead of hiring over-charging cabs, try opting for a luxury coastal ferry for a ride to your destination.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
India issues six more medical visas to Pakistanis
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India has issued six more medical visas to Pakistani nationals seeking treatment, including two for bone marrow transplants and a five-year-old suffering from eye cancer.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
100 fans stolen from MP hospital
Bhopal, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 100 fans were stolen from a government hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, police said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Custody of 7 Kashmiri separatists extended till November 14
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday extended till November 14 the judicial custody of seven Kashmiri separatists arrested on various charges, including receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lack of support may increase pregnant woman's biological age
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Low socioeconomic status during childhood and poor family social support appear to prematurely age pregnant women on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Adityanath to visit Taj, says Indian labourers built it
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to stem the row over the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the famed monument in Agra was built "by the blood and sweat of Indian labourers". An official said he will also visit the Taj.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dalai Lama arrives in Manipur
Imphal, Oct 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Manipur.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Twitter, Instagram promoting 'extreme thinness': Study
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Twitter and Instagram posts are increasingly celebrating "bonespiration" and "thinspiration", which encourage eating disorders, such as anorexia, a study has found.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Adityanath to visit Taj Mahal on Oct 26
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is to visit the Taj Mahal on October 26 -- in a move to stem controversy over the marble monument after a BJP lawmaker called it a "blot" on Indian culture.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
It's been a pleasure playing in front of amazing Kolkata crowd: Sancho
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Soon after leaving the England U-17 squad for club commitments, star attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho said it was a "pleasure" playing at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in front of big crowds at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Demolish Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan also: Azam Khan
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Taking a dig at BJP legislator Sangeet Som who called the Taj Mahal a blot on Indian history because it was built by foreign rulers, Samajawadi Party MLA Azam Khan on Tuesday said all "symbols of slavery" like Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi should be demolished.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
U-17 World Cup: Ghana favourites against newbies Niger (Preview)
Navi Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Two-time champions Ghana will be overwhelming favourites when they take on continental neighbours Niger in a pre-quarterfinal clash of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Neck and neck with Samsung, Xiaomi grows real big in India
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Riding on the success of its Redmi Note 4 device, Xiaomi has become the fastest growing smartphone brand in the third quarter of 2017, with a growth of 292 per cent Year-on-Year (YoY), market research firm Counterpoint Research said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Google Doodle celebrates iconic singer Selena Quintanilla
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Google on Tuesday dedicated a doodle to Latin music's most formidable star Selena Quintanilla with an animated singing cartoon of the late Mexican-American singer.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chinese university offers weight-loss course
Beijing, Oct 17 (IANS) A Chinese university is offering a course which will link a student's weight loss directly to their marks in a bid to curb obesity.
2017-10-17
Category: International, China,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Spain detains 2 Catalonia separatists
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement as the country moves closer to imposing direct rule over the region to thwart its push for freedom.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP questions Congress silence over Vadra's links with absconding arms dealer
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday asked the Congress party to explain the alleged links between party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala CM rules out pre-poll alliance with Congress (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A pre-poll alliance with the Congress is ruled out, says Kerala Chief Minister and CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan, who appears not to completely rule out a tactical tie-up with it after the 2019 general elections to check the BJP.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Additi doesn't buy gold on Dhanteras (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Additi Gupta, known for shows like "Ishqbaaz" and "Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil", says she doesn't like to step out for gold shopping on Dhanteras, being celebrated on October 17 this year.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Soldier accused of braid chopping, tension in J&K town
Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) Tension gripped Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara town on Tuesday after the army rescued a soldier, whom people accused of being involved in a braid chopping incident.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Smita Patil's son to celebrate her birth anniversary on set
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar, who lost his mother and actress Smita Patil a few days after his birth in 1986, will celebrate her birth anniversary on Tuesday on the set of "Mulk" by cutting a 10 kg cake for 170 people.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Glitter missing in Mumbai's Dhanteras shopping
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Though the glitter is lacking on Dhanteras this year, customers were coming in sufficient numbers to brighten the gold markets ahead of Diwali, top players said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Cher to return to big screen with 'Mamma Mia!' sequel
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Singer-actress Cher is confirmed as part of the "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!" cast.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India reiterates concern to US over H1-B visa issue
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India on Tuesday reiterated its concern to the US over the latest bid to introduce stricter norms for issuance of H1-B visas which are largely availed by Indian IT firms.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Key Indian equity indices trade lower during afternoon session
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) A day after touching record high levels, the key Indian equity indices went into the red on Tuesday afternoon due to profit booking by the investors.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Extraordinary global pressure needed for North Korea'
Seoul, Oct 17 (IANS) The international community needs to exert "extraordinary" pressure to convince North Korea that dialogue offers a better option for its survival, a former US diplomat said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Angelina Jolie on board for 'One and Only Ivan'
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie is on board for a new Disney movie titled "The One and Only Ivan".
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
20 killed in Afghan suicide attack
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and over 160 others injured on Tuesday in a suicide attack next to a police training centre in Afghanistan's Paktia province, a senior official said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
America Ferrera was sexually assaulted at 9
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) "Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera says she was sexually assaulted when she was all of 9.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taj Mahal important, doesn't matter who built it: Adityanath
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) In a move to stem controversy over the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the 17th century marble mausoleum is an important tourist draw and it was immaterial who built it and for what reason.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ready to probe Kannur murders: CBI tells HC
Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday told the Kerala High Court it is ready to probe all the political murders that took place in Kannur in the past one year, officials said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google viewed as most authentic brand in India: Survey
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian consumers regard Google as the most authentic brand, even though Amazon.com tops the list globally, reveal results of a new survey on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Six killed in Afghan suicide attack
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) At least six people were killed and over 30 others injured on Tuesday in a suicide attack next to a police training centre in Afghanistan's Paktia province, police said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Russell Crowe piles on weight for 'Boy Erased'
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Russell Crowe is unrecognisable after putting on a lot of weight for his role in the new film "Boy Erased".
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nearly 300 Rohingya villages torched in Myanmar: HRW
Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 17 (IANS) The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said nearly 300 Rohingya villages have been torched in Myanmar since the current spate of violence began in late August.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPN (Maoist Centre) to quit Deuba government
Kathmandu, Oct 17 (IANS) The CPN (Maoist Centre), which joined the leftist alliance led by main opposition CPN-UML, has decided to quit as coalition partner of the Nepali Congress-led government on Tuesday, a media report said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Fassbender, Vikander get married
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander have got married.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'The idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth' (Lead, Correcting Para 2)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India's independence movement was built on the principle of non-violence but a new book by noted historian Upinder Singh, also the daughter of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, suggests that the idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth that Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru "helped create" while driving the independence movement on the principle of non-violence.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
'India's Next Top Model' to have transgender participant
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) "MTV Splitsvilla 8" contestant Gaurav Arora, who came out about being a transgender in public last year and changed his name to Gauri Arora, is among the participants of "Indias Next Top Model".
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Google Photos to now recognise your pet
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Photo sharing and storage service Google Photos is introducing a feature that automatically recognises the photographs of the users' dogs and cats alongside people.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Work is on to link public health with ayurveda: Modi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and said his government was focusing on integrating the public healthcare system with ayurveda and yoga.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'U-17 World Cup a great opportunity for India'
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Despite his friends in India telling him football will never topple cricket and become the country's top sport, Alan Shearer, the all-time leading goal-scorer in the English Premier League (EPL), believes "these are exciting times" for the sport here with the FIFA Under-17 World Cup going on in full steam.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,Other Sports,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Diwali gift from scientists: Cosmic clues to gold's origin
Kolkata/New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Celebrating Dhanteras? Have you ever wondered where did the gold in your jewellery come from? A cosmic cooking pot may hold the answer.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Science/Tech,IANS Life
Filmfare Awards Marathi to be given out on October 27
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Jio Filmfare Awards Marathi has returned with its third edition to honour the best in Marathi cinema. It will be held on October 27.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Virat Kohli 'fanboy moment' with Arijit Singh
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Ace Indian cricketer Virat Kohli says he had a fan-boy moment when he got a chance to meet singer Arijit Singh.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Kerala solar panel scam: Chandy to seek legal steps
Kannur (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, named as an accused in the 2013 solar panel scam, on Tuesday said he will seek legal recourse.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Duterte declares Marawi liberated after five-month siege
Manila, Oct 17 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared the conflict-hit city of Marawi liberated from Islamic State (IS)-affiliated militants following a five-month-long siege.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Producers Guild of America to expel Weinstein
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has voted to begin the process of expelling producer Harvey Weinstein from its ranks.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Housing demand remains subdued, affordable segment to drive future growth
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Notwithstanding the implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA), and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), demand in the residential markets across cities remains sluggish, but the affordable segment is seen as the growth driver in the coming months, experts say.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Five bodies found on Hyderabad outskirts
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Bodies of five members of a family were found near Narsangi on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Tuesday, police said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Family the priority, playing less for more: Federer
Shanghai, Oct 17 (IANS) Seeded second, Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer returned to the Shanghai Rolex Masters after two years and concluded the season's penultimate ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament with his 94th career crown after a fifth consecutive victory over old foe Rafael Nadal in the final.
2017-10-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Ghana maintains 52nd position on latest FIFA rankings
Accra (Ghana), Oct 17 (IANS) Ghana maintained their 52nd position in the latest FIFA world rankings, despite gaining five points in the point buildup.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Ghana,Sports,Football
Socceroos coach Postecoglou approached by Shanghai Shenhua
Canberra, Oct 17 (IANS) The coach of Australia's Socceroos has reportedly been offered a lucrative contract by a top Chinese Super League (CSL) club.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Chapecoense name fourth coach of 2017
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 17 (IANS) Chapecoense have named Gilson Kleina as their new coach as they attempt to avoid relegation to Brazil's second division football.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Aspas leads Celta to victory over Las Palmas
Las Palmas (Spain), Oct 17 (IANS) Iago Aspas posted a hat-trick here as Celta pounded UD Las Palmas 5-2 in a football match that saw the visitors climb to 10th place in La Liga.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
German football model is a lesson for India (Comment: Special to IANS)
It's an administrative triumph that India is hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. It will be an inspiration for the youth and children to adopt and excel in the most popular sport of the world. This event is the first step in the right direction to realise India's immense potential in the sport -- but there's a long way to go.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Botswanan chief elected VP of WBSC
Gaborone (Botswana), Oct 17 (IANS) Botswanan Softball Association (BSA) President Tirelo Mukokomani was elected Vice President in the softball division board of directors of the World Baseball/Softball Confederation (WBSC).
2017-10-17
Category: International, Botswana,Sports,Other Sports
Dalic gets at least two more matches at Croatian bench
Zagreb (Croatia), Oct 17 (IANS) The Croatian Football Federation (CFF) has confirmed that 50-year-old Zlatko Dalic would take the helm of the national team in the 2018 World Cup playoffs.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
Rishi Kapoor unveils 'Mulk' look
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has given his fans a glimpse into two diverse looks that he is sporting -- one for "Mulk" and another for "102 Not Out".
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN Rohingya report shelved at Myanmar's order
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) The UN food aid agency withdrew a critical report revealing desperate hunger among the Rohingya Muslim minority after the Myanmar government ordered it to be taken down, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Now explore planets, moons in Google Maps
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Stargazers are in for a treat as Google has announced that one can now virtually visit all planets and moons in our solar system using Google Maps.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Ecuador's Barcelona hit with suspensions
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 17 (IANS) Ecuador's Barcelona de Guayaquil will be without defender Gabriel Marques and forward Jonathan Alvez for the first leg of their Copa Libertadores football semifinal against Gremio due to suspension.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Microsoft fixes Wi-Fi protocol flaw, Google to roll out patch
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) As online users woke up to fears of losing their personal data owing to a serious flaw in the Wi-Fi protocol, Microsoft said it has already fixed the vulnerability while Google promised to roll out a patch in the coming weeks to fix Android devices.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Modern Indian cinema lacks realism: Vyjayanthimala (IANS Interview)
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) As a one-time Bollywood diva, acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer and Carnatic singer Vyjayanthimala has seen it all -- from the glitzy world of cinema to the harsh reality of life, including politics.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Panama Papers scribe killed in Malta car bomb
Valletta, Oct 17 (IANS) A journalist who led the Panama Papers probe into corruption in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her residence, the media reported.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Malta,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Peace at risk if discrimination against women continues'
London, Oct 17 (IANS) The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned countries that the threats to peace will rise if inequality, particularly that suffered by women, persists.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
ATM malware has evolved to attack banks' corporate network: Report
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) ATM malware has evolved from requiring physical access to infect the machines to now successfully attacking network-based access using the bank's corporate network, a new report said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Indian scientists, IITs play big role in gravitational wave observation
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 40 scientists from 13 Indian institutions, including IIT-Bombay played an important role in the exciting August 17 observation of gravitational waves from a pair of colliding neutron starts, detected for the first by Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Europe's Virgo, officials said here.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Science/Tech
'The idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India's independence movement was built on the principle of non-violence but a new book by noted historian Upinder Singh, also the daughter of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, suggests that the idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth that Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru "helped create" while driving the independence movement on the principle of non-violence.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Madhuri Dixit-Nene to make her Marathi acting debut
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood's dancing queen Madhuri Dixit-Nene is set to feature in a yet untitled Marathi movie. She says the way the Marathi film industry has evolved makes her proud.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vikram Bhatt's 'Maaya' heads to web fest in France
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt's "Maaya", which grabbed attention as the first Indian fictional work on BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism), is heading to the Marseille web fest in France.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Five tips to start your new online business this Diwali
Diwali is a great time to start your new online business or to take your existing business online.
2017-10-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology,Business/Economy,IANS Life
Himachal roadways to run special buses ahead of Diwali
Shimla, Oct 17 (IANS) To cater to the rush ahead of Diwali, Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation (HRTC) on Tuesday announced it will ply additional buses within and outside the state, an official said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Modi greets nation on Dhanteras
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Dhanteras and wished everyone good health and prosperity.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Labour reforms the antidote to India's perpetual job crisis (Column: Active Voice)
The lack of jobs is beginning to haunt the Modi government. The Reserve Bank of India's recent Consumer Confidence Survey shows that public perception is also beginning to take account of the fact that there are no jobs available in the economy. According to the survey, 43.7 percent of responders felt that the employment situation had worsened as compared to 31.9 percent a year ago.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Don't deface public property during polls: Himachal HC
Shimla, Oct 17 (IANS) Acting tough ahead of the November 9 assembly polls, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the state election officials to ensure that no defacement of public property by any political party takes place in the run-up to the electoral exercise.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Another kind of role: Tom Hanks' tales of common and uncommon lives (Book Review)
Title: Uncommon Type - Some Stories; Author: Tom Hanks; Publisher: William Heinemann/Penguin Random House UK: Pages: 416; Price: Rs 599
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
RSS leader shot dead in Punjab
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Unidentified assailants shot dead Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Ravinder Gosain on Tuesday in Punjab's Ludhiana, police said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Obama didn't contact families of fallen troops: Trump
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump falsely asserted that his predecessor, Barack Obama did not contact the families of American troops killed in duty, the media reported.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Facebook acquires anonymous teenage polling app 'tbh'
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Facebook has acquired 'tbh', an anonymous polling app for teenagers which has over 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the US.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Misty Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital here on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 18.4 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Apple responds on Face ID privacy concerns
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) After a US Senator wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook, conveying concerns on users' security with Face ID biometric security in iPhone X, Apple has responded to him, detailing Face ID's built-in security features.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Lower volumes, profit booking subdue equity markets
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices traded on a flat-to-negative note during the early morning trade session on Tuesday, as low volumes and profit booking subdued investors' sentiments.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Experts gather in Chile to probe Pablo Neruda's death
Santiago, Oct 17 (IANS) A global team of experts gathered here to determine whether the 1973 death of Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda was due to cancer or because of poisoning.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Iraq,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hema shares 'warm' relation with stepson Sunny
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini says she shares a "beautiful relation" with her stepson Sunny Deol. After her 2015 accident, Sunny was the first to visit and take care of her.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Florida declares emergency before white nationalist's speech
Miami, Oct 17 (IANS) Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as a white nationalist is set to give a speech later this week at the University of Florida.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
'Padmavati' was exhausting experience: Deepika
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says, though she feels fortunate to have portrayed a character like Padmavati, the filming was extremely exhausting for her.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Education
SoftBank-Uber deal likely next week: Official
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) SoftBank's multi-billion-dollar investment into ridesharing app Uber will be finalised "very likely in the next week" Uber board member Arianna Huffington has said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Three killed as Hurricane Ophelia hits Ireland
Dublin, Oct 17 (IANS) Two men and a woman were killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. Thousands of homes and businesses have lost power in Northern Ireland and Wales.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Ireland,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
California to allow gender neutral birth certificate
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a state senate bill, allowing a gender-neutral marker on birth certificates and driver's licenses starting from 2019.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gravitational waves from neutron stars' merger just the beginning
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) In yet another interstellar feat, scientists at the LIGO detectors and the world over detected the first "ripples in space" or gravitational waves produced by the merger of two ancient remnants of stars known as neutron stars.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Liam Payne taking style inspiration from Cheryl?
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Former One Direction star Liam Payne seems to be taking style inspiration from his girlfriend Cheryl, as he was seen stepping out here in an outfit similar to her runway look.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Japanese PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine
Tokyo, Oct 17 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday sent a ritual offering to the notorious war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on the occasion of the country's annual autumn festival.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Religion
Governors elected in Venezuela to swear oath to ANC
Caracas, Oct 17 (IANS) The 23 Governors, who were elected in the regional elections in Venezuela, are to swear an oath in front of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Dollar changes hands in early trade in Tokyo
Tokyo, Oct 17 (IANS) The US dollar changed hands in the lower 112 yen zone in early deals in Tokyo on Tuesday, largely unchanged from its levels seen overnight in New York.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
China provides emergency food aid to Afghanistan via WFP
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan, Yao Jing, has said that Beijing will provide 1 million USD worth of emergency food aid to Afghanistan via the WFP.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Venezuela opposition makes dialogue contingent on election audit
Caracas, Oct 17 (IANS) Venezuela's MUD opposition alliance has said it will only renew talks with President Nicolas Maduro if he agrees to a comprehensive audit of just-completed gubernatorial elections.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
NAFTA talks continuing to put pressure on Mexican peso: Meade
Mexico City, Oct 17 (IANS) The recent pressure on the value of the Mexican peso is, at least in part, due to the uncertainty surrounding the NAFTA renegotiations, said Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Mexico,Business/Economy
International experts gather in Chile to probe Neruda's death
Santiago, Oct 17 (IANS) A global team of scientists gathered in the Chilean capital with the goal of determining whether the 1973 death of poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda was the result of cancer or of poison administered on the orders of dictator Augusto Pinochet.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Iraq,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Enjoy Diwali sans guilt
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Saying no to sweets becomes near impossible around Diwali, making many conscious of their weight, calories and sugar level going up. Be active and restrict to two drinks to enjoy festivities with full fervour.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2 killed in ultralight plane crash in Denmark
Copenhagen, Oct 17 (IANS) Two men were killed when an ultralight plane crashed near Holbaek, around 70 km west of Danish capital city of Copenhagen, a media report said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Denmark,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU chief, UK PM agree to accelerate Brexit talks
Brussels, Oct 17 (IANS) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UK Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed to seek faster progress in negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
US will pull out of Iran nuclear deal, hints Trump
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that pulling his government out of the nuclear pact with Iran is a very real possibility.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Irrfan-starrer's trailer to be attached to 'Secret Superstar'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The trailer of "Qarib Qarib Singlle", starring Irrfan Khan, will be attached to Aamir Khan's "Secret Superstar".
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy's Cabinet delivers 2018 budget
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS) Italy's Cabinet has approved the 2018 budget with new measures worth about 20 billion euros (23.6 billion USD).
2017-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy
Chinese envoy for more international input in Africa
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) The international community should increase input in Africa and boost all-round economic and social development on the continent, said a Chinese envoy to the United Nations.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Oil prices rise as geopolitical tension escalates
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Oil prices jumped as escalating turmoil in the Middle East raised concerns over exports in the market.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
12 US airstrikes hit al-Qaeda hideouts in Yemen
Aden, Oct 17 (IANS) Several hideouts of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch were hit by a series of airstrikes launched by US drones in the central province of al-Bayda, a military official said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Yemen,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Official urges action on free movement of people in Africa
Kigali, Oct 17 (IANS) Africa needs to fast-track the adoption of key policies and legal frameworks to facilitate free movement of migrants in the continent, Khabele Matlosa, Director of the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Rwanda,Politics,Defence/Security
Essentials every man should carry
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Before heading out, men should ensure that their bag includes a perfume, spray mint, headphones and more.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Incoming Swiss FM 'reconsiders' gun lobby groups' membership
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS) Switzerland's incoming Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis has been questioned about the request he made to join a pro-weapons lobby group, just nine days before being voted into the national cabinet.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Defence/Security
Cuba 'responsible' for diplomats' illness: Trump
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he believed Cuba shall be responsible for the illness of the US diplomats working in the island country.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Health/Medicine
UN officials plan donor conference for Rohingya refugees
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) Calling the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis "the world's fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency", the heads of three UN aid organisations have said they were seeking 434 million USD for the victims.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Merkel congratulates Kurz on Austrian election win
Berlin, Oct 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Sebastian Kurz, the leader of the Austrian People's Party, for the win in his country's legislative elections.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics
We showed we are a footballing nation: US U-17 coach
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States Under-17 football team head coach John Hackworth on Monday said the country can hope for a better future in football post their entry into the quarter-finals of the age-group World Cup, after the senior team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Hope to play for PSG first-team: US forward Tim Weah
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States forward Tim Weah is hoping that he will be called to the first-team squad of Paris Saint-Germain after impressing with his national team at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Rohingya crisis: India must take more initiatives, says Bangladesh
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The latest Rohingya refugee crisis sparked by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state is a major security concern and India should take more initiatives to find a solution to this, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Bengal CM calls on ailing Left leader Buddhadeb
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited the South Kolkata residence of her ailing predecessor and veteran CPI-M leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, and wished him speedy recovery.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
KoPT chief assures to address payments withheld due to GST
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) Chairman Vinit Kumar has assured port users that the issue of payments withheld due to Goods and Services Tax (GST) would be addressed and said money released urgently, an official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Polonix, Mates join hands for 'Finders Keepers' release
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) After releasing the Hollywood film "A Last Conjuring" in India, Mates Entertainment, a film distribution, marketing and productions company, is now set to release "Finders Keepers", in association with Polonix Media and Entertainment.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Time to see the world through 'feminine gaze': Azmi
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Monday said it is time people started seeing the world through a "feminine gaze".
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Army chief can comment on country's economy: Pakistan PM
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said a military chief has the right to discuss or comment on the economic condition of the country.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Congress removes Sukku as Himachal campaign chief, appoints Virbhadra
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Congress on Monday appointed Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadhra Singh as Chairman of its Campaign Committee for the November 9 assembly elections, replacing state unit chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu whose name was announced only three days back.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EU adopts total ban policy on investment in N. Korea
Brussels, Oct 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Monday adopted a total ban policy on EU investment in North Korea, in a bid to ratchet up economic pressure on the Northeast Asia country over its ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile programme.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Footwear institute gets 'national importance' status, can now award degrees
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With the grant of 'Institute of National Importance' status, the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) can now award degrees to its students, the government announced on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Education
Day not far when BJP will try to change country's name: Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday lashed out against BJP leader Sangeet Som's comments on the Taj Mahal, saying it was "a manifestation of the BJP's political agenda" and said the day was not far when the party will try to change the country's name as well.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Central forces not for anti-people activities in Darjeeling: BJP
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Supporting the Centre's move to withdraw central forces from Darjeeling, West Bengal BJP on Monday claimed the government had been using the force as a shield to foil the agitation against its "anti-people policies" in the region.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
World community should isolate states sponsoring terror: Vice President
Manesar (Haryana), Oct 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that the time had come for the international community to launch concerted effort to isolate states sponsoring terrorism.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
U-17 World Cup: Weah's hat-trick flattens Paraguay in pre-quarters
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tim Weah scored thrice as the United States swept past Paraguay 5-0 to storm into the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Pakistan, 14 other nations elected to UN rights body
United Nations, Oct 16 (IANS) Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council by the UN General Assembly.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Students, missing JNU student's mother detained
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) About 20-25 students and some others, including a journalist, were detained by police on Monday for protesting outside the Delhi High Court over the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, whose case was being heard there.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Militant shoots ex-Sarpanch, dies in scuffle with own men
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) The Hizbul militant, who shot dead a former village Sarpanch in Shopian district on Monday, died later in the day in a scuffle with his associates, police said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir
Minister launches initiative to prevent wastage of food
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Urging people not to waste food, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey on Monday inaugurated the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority, a new alliance of food recovery partners in the country aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in India and to prevent waste of food items.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
West Bengal police Director visits Darjeeling, says situation is normal
Darjeeling, Oct 16 (IANS) Three days after the death of a police officer during a clash in the northern hills, West Bengal Police Director General Surajit Kar Purkayastha on Monday took stock of the situation and claimed that "everything is normal".
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IndiGo forays into regional markets
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday announced its foray into regional markets and the airline will begin ATR - short-haul regional airliner - operations between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Madurai and Nagpur and two new tier-II cities -Tirupati and Rajahmundry.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Quadrilateral group on Afghanistan meets minus Taliban; Doval arrives in Kabul
Muscat/New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Senior representatives from the US, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Muscat, Oman, on Monday to revive stalled peace talks with the Taliban, but the insurgent group failed to participate in the meeting being held after a year. In the backdrop of the meeting, India, a close partner in Afghanistan's rebuilding efforts, sent National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to Kabul to meet with the leadership.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Oman,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kedarnath disaster widow ties the knot in Vrindavan
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 16 (IANS) The marriage of a young widow was solemnised in presence of around 500 widows at the historic 400-year-old Gopinath temple here on Monday evening. The event was sponsored by Sulabh International, an NGO working for sanitation and widows.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
5 killed in drone attack in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Five people were killed in a drone attack targeting a militant house in northwestern Pakistan late on Monday, a media report said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Centre asks states to observe 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' on Sardar Patel's birth anniversary
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Union government has asked all the states to observe 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' on October 31 to commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Open to good ideas for lasting solution on Darjeeling: Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government and some political parties from the troubled northern hills held the third round of talks on Monday to find a way out of the impasse, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying her dispensation was open to "considering good suggestions" to find a permanent solution.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Putin signs decree to impose restrictions on Pyongyang
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree to impose a number of bans on North Korea in compliance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2321, a post on Russia's legal document portal said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Bengal second in atrocities against SC/ST, providing false reports: Commission
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government of being irresponsible and indifferent in tackling the cases of atrocities against the backward classes in the state, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes on Monday said the state is in the second position in the country in terms of crime committed against them, with only Kerala being ahead of them.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India to attract $10 billion investment in food processing sector
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) India is expected to attract investment of $10 billion in the food processing sector at the World Food India 2017 event next month, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Politics
130 renowned authors to participate in Bangalore Lit Fest
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) The sixth edition of the Bangalore Literature festival, to be held here on October 28-29, will see the participation of 130 renowned authors, speakers and artistes, the organisers said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
Micro financer KrazyBee raises $8 mn venture fund
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Micro-lending start-up KrazyBee on Monday said it raised $8 million (Rs 5.2 crore) in its first round of funding (Series A) from Xiaomi Technologies and Shunwei Capital.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Bengal businesses show interest in Telangana
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Bengal business houses have shown interest in investing in Telangana and a city-based business group has signed an MoU with the state in packaged food segment, a Telangana minister said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India should recapture its scientific glory: Naidu
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said it was time to achieve new advancements in science and technology and India should recapture its past glory in these fields.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Former sarpanch shot dead in J&K
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) A former sarpanch (village headman) was shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday evening, police said
2017-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Terrorism
CPI-M attacks Centre on economic slowdown, jobless growth
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Attacking the central government on "slowdown in economy and jobless growth", the CPI-M on Monday accused it of "creating more jobs outside India by focusing on imports" than within the country.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
U-17 World Cup: East Bengal's Katsumi spends time with Japan team
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) East Bengal's new Japanese recruit Yusa Katsumi on Monday spent time with the Japan U-17 team here to take part in the World Cup, a day after he landed in the city for the upcoming I-League season.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
UN chiefs seek solidarity for Rohingya refugees
Geneva/New York, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi and two other top UN officials on Monday urged the international community to boost relief for over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar since August.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Delhi: Repetition of 2016 post-Diwali pollution scenario unlikely
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The 2016 post-Diwali scenario is unlikely to berepeat this year on Friday after Diwali even in the worse case scenario where firecracker emission in the national capital remains same as in 2016, forecaster SAFAR said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UP to become ODF by Oct 2, 2018: Minister
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Panchayati Raj Minister Bhupendra Singh Chowdhary on Monday said the government had decided to make the entire state open defecation free (ODF) by October 2, 2018.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Media,Politics,Business/Economy
EU axes invites to top Myanmar officials
Brussels, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) European Union foreign ministers on Monday decided to cancel invitations to Myanmar's top military officials, citing the Army's "disproportionate use of force" against Rohingya Muslims.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Clamour to probe Shiv Sena 'horse-trading' of MNS corporators
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after MNS President Raj Thackeray hurled allegations of "horse-trading" of his party corporators against his cousin and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, the BJP and an NGO on Monday demanded a detailed probe, including by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), in the matter.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Poll alliance to be decided at CPI-M Congress: Yechury
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday said it will decide the issue of aligning with the Congress at its 22nd party Congress to be held from April 18 to 22 next year in Hyderabad.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varun vows to make his constituency manual scavenger free
Sultanpur, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Monday vowed to make Sultanpur "free of manual scavengers" in the next six months by providing them skill based training.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
New vocational college for Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday inaugurated 'School of Vocational Studies' which will offer three courses for students at Karampura Campus of Ambedkar University here.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Virbhadha to head campaign committee
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will be the Chairman of the campaign committee for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How you plan to clean defacement, HC asks DUSU leaders
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the winners of the DUSU elections and the other candidates as to how they plan to clean up the defacement in the campus area.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Education
First sports university in Manipur soon: Governor
Imphal, Oct 16 (IANS) A sports university will come up in Manipur shortly, Governor Najma Heptulla announced on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for it in Imphal West district.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football,Politics
Skype Lite gets group video calling feature, AI chatbot
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Microsoft on Monday announced the introduction of group video calling feature and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based chatbot named "Ruuh" for Skype Lite ahead of Diwali.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
JD-U disapproves of Pavan Varma's remarks on EC, government
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Janata Dal United (JD-U), which has joined the NDA, on Monday disapproved of the remarks of party national General Secretary Pavan K. Varma criticising the Election Commission and the Narendra Modi government, saying his comments had "nothing to do with party's official line".
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I was told to create scandal to promote film: Advani
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, who recently produced Farhan Akhtar starrer "Lucknow Central", says the marketing team asked him to create a scandal involving Farhan to promote the film.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Myntra to help weavers revive demand for handlooms
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Online fashion retailer Myntra will help weavers in reviving demand for handloom products across the country in association with the Union Textiles Ministry, said the fashion arm of the e-tailer Flipkart on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
One in three smartphones to be AI-ready in 2020
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) One in three smartphones -- roughly over half a billion -- shipped in 2020 will have machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at the chipset level, new research said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Air India tenders for $555 mn loan to buy 3 Boeing planes
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Air India plans to raise $555 million through bridge loans to buy three Boeing aircraft scheduled for delivery early next year, as per a tender document floated by the national carrier.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP's declared assets increased by 627% in 10 years: ADR
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) declared assets jumped by 627 per cent from Rs 122.93 crore to over Rs 893 crore between FY 2004-05 and 2015-16, according to an analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Talwars free after four years, get warm welcome at home (Roundup)
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Monday evening walked out of the Dasna Jail here after four years, after being absolved of the charge of murdering their daughter and domestic help, to a warm welcome at Nupur's parental home.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moily appointed head of manifesto committee for Karnataka polls
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday appointed M. Veerappa Moily as chairman of the manifesto committee of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state next year.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dinakaran faction demands cross-examination of rival faction's affidavits
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The T.T.V. Dinakaran faction of the AIADMK on Monday urged the Election Commission to allow it to cross examine the affidavits of support filed by the E. Palaniswami and O. Panneerselvam (EPS-OPS) faction and also filed a petition asking for criminal proceedings against the rival faction for allegedly furnishing "fabricated documents" in their favour.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Central plans offer women opportunities: Harsh Vardhan
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Minister of Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan on Monday said two central programmes -- Start-up India and Stand-up India -- offer opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hatsun Agro to expand ice cream capacity
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Dairy products major Hatsun Agro Product Ltd on Monday said it plans to install extrusion machine to manufacture ice cream and is also in the process of setting up a mozzarella cheese plant at one of its plants.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Centre trying to divide Bengal, Modi regime run from BJP office: Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Going all guns blazing against the central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused it of trying to "destabilise and divide" her state for the sake of the Darjeeling parliamentary seat, and said the Narendra Modi dispensation was being run from BJP office.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Germans to recall 7-1 Maracana win in case of clash against Brazil
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Germany Under-17 football team head coach Christian Wueck said here on Monday that he will have to motivate his players, reminding them of their senior teams gigantic 7-1 victory over Brazil in case of a prospective quarter-final in Kolkata.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Morocco signs Global Dryland Alliance foundation treaty
Rabat, Oct 16 (IANS/MAP) Morocco and 12 other countries have signed the foundation treaty of the Global Dryland Alliance (GDA).
2017-10-16
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Airtel, HPCL join hands for digital payments in Telangana, Andhra
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Customers of Airtel Payments Bank can now make digital payments for fuel purchase at 1,500 HPCL fuel stations across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
New faster Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani Express introduced
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Railways on Monday introduced a thrice-weekly faster Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani Express service without flexi-fares from Hazrat Nizamuddin station here on experimental basis.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Focused government policies can make India self-reliant in edible oils
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With the right kind of policy initiatives by the government, the country can not only become self-reliant in terms of production but even export some of its indigenous edible oils like mustard oil.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Masks to be part of uniform of Delhi Traffic Police
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With air quality in the national capital deteriorating consistently and likely to cross the red bar around Diwali, the Delhi Traffic Police is set to give away 5,000 N95 standard masks to its personnel.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Indian-origin teenager is UK's 'youngest millionaire'
London, Oct 16 (IANS) An Indian-origin teenager has made a fortune by selling houses through his online estate agency business during his school lunch breaks and has become one of UK's youngest millionaires, a media report said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Education
Indian Navy commissions INS Kiltan - 'silent killer on the prowl'
Visakhapatnam, Oct 16 (IANS) India's naval defence got a boost on Monday with the commissioning of the indigenously-developed anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan, nicknamed "silent killer on the prowl", which is capable of fighting in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Rallying secular parties different from poll alliances: Yechury
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said rallying secular and like-minded parties against the communal forces represented by the BJP-RSS is "different from forging elections alliances".
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kovind to lay foundation stone for IT building
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will lay the foundation stone for the first government IT building on the Technocity campus on October 27.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Himachal poll: Telecom operators told to ensure proper connectivity
Shimla, Oct 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput on Monday asked telecom service providers, including BSNL, to ensure uninterrupted phone connectivity, especially in the shadow areas in far-flung areas, till the assembly elections on November 9.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Asia Cup hockey: South Korea thrash China to enter knockout stage
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) Defending Champions South Korea outclassed China 4-1 in a Pool B match of the Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Hockey
UAE participates in China Import, Export Fair
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is participating in the China Import and Export Fair (CANTON 2017) that will run until October 19 in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.
2017-10-16
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Businessman jumps into Yamuna, rescued
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Under depression due to a prolonged ailment, a 52-year old businessman attempted suicide by jumping into Yamuna river from 30 feet high DND flyway, but was rescued, a police officer said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Want to see Sancho start for Dortmund: Cooper
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Unhappy with the way star attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho had to leave England midway into the FIFA U-17 World Cup due to club commitments, coach Steve Cooper came down heavily on Borussia Dortmund, saying if he doesn't start for the German giants in the next game there was no point in taking him away.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Pakistan civil, military leadership at loggerheads again (News Analysis)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A World Bank report cautioning Pakistan over its $31 billion gross external financing has triggered a fresh rift between the country's civil and military leadership.
2017-10-16
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
RPSG Group to invest Rs 200 cr in Telangana
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group will invest Rs 200 crore in Telangana for their packaged food business, the state government said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal businesses show interest in Telangana
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Bengal business houses have shown interest in investing in Telangana and a city-based business group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the recently-created state in packaged food segment, a Telangana minister said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
EC intentionally delaying Gujarat polls to favour Modi: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Congress on Monday accused the Election Commission of "intentionally delaying" announcement of Gujarat assembly elections to favour Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, the party said, was afraid of defeat after the Congress's emphatic win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
U-17 World Cup: Clinical Germany enter quarters
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Skipper Jann-Fiete Arp struck a brace as a clinical Germany outplayed Colombia 4-0 in a Round-of-16 fixture of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Invaders who wanted to wipe out Hindus built the Taj: BJP MLA
Meerut, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP leader Sangeet Som, known for his inflammatory speeches and accused of instigating the deadly Muzzafarnagar riots in 2013, has triggered a fresh row by saying the Taj Mahal, one of India's top tourist destinations, was built by "invaders" and was a "blot" on Indian culture and history.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
GST collective decision of all parties, says Modi
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime was a collective decision of all political parties and state governments and that the Centre was only a small part in the decision-making process.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP to intensify social media campaign in Kerala, Tripura
Agartala, Oct 16 (IANS) The BJP would intensify its campaign through the social media against the "misrule and vilence" in Left-ruled Kerala and Tripura, party General Secretary Ram Madhav said here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Atal Pension Yojana subscribed by over 69 lakh
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Atal Pension Yojana has over 69 lakh subscribers with contribution of Rs 2,690 crore, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Chairman Hemant G. Contractor has said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Clear picture of GST revenue after 3-4 months, says Adhia
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Acknowledging that compliance of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is still low, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Monday said a clear picture of revenue under the new indirect tax regime can be drawn only after three-four months.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
31 killed in Portugal wildfires, 4 in Spain
A Coruna (Spain), Oct 16 (IANS) Hundreds of wildfires ravaging the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula have killed at least 31 people in Portugal and four in Spain's Galicia region, officials in both nations said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tejas Express food-poisoning: Two officials suspended
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after the shocking incident of food poisoning of 24 passengers on board the Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express, the IRCTC on Monday suspended two officials and served a show-cause notice to another, official sources said here.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Pakistani Foreign Secretary to visit Sri Lanka
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will visit Sri Lanka on October 17 and 18 to take part in the fifth round of bilateral political consultations, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Punjab Cabinet nod for entertainment tax on DTH, cable connections
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved the levy of "nominal" entertainment tax by urban and rural local bodies on direct-to-home and local cable connections.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Difficult season for Chelsea, says Conte
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has said the ongoing season will be difficult for the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions following their 1-2 defeat against Crystal Palace.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
J.J. Abrams calls Weinstein a 'monster'
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has described Harvey Weinstein as a "monster".
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Quadrilateral group on Afghanistan meets without Taliban
Muscat, Oct 16 (IANS) The sixth round of Quadrilateral Coordination Group's (QCG) meeting between the US, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan is being held here to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Oman,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
NIIF inks $1 bn agreement with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has signed an investment agreement worth $1 billion with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), an official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Congress only concerned with preserving dynasty, says Modi
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the "corrupt" Congress of being concerned with only "preserving its dynasty" and challenged the party to fight elections on the issue of development.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Punjab approves new business development policy
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) Faced with the daunting task of reviving economic and industrial activity in the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved a new business development policy, paving the way for fixing of industrial power tariff at Rs 5 per unit and a one-time settlement of industrial loans.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Virat wants to learn Rubik's Cube technique from Aamir (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Cricketer Virat Kohli is keen to crack the technique behind solving Rubik's Cube, and he wants to learn it from superstar Aamir Khan.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will Modi stop hoisting flag at Red Fort, asks Owaisi
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Flaying BJP leader Sangeet Som's remark that Taj Mahal was built by traitors, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday wondered if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hoisting the national flag on Red Fort.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Punjab allows 'Right of Way' to lay irrigation pipelines
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved granting 'Right of Way' to government departments concerned or farmers to enable them to lay underground irrigation pipelines through other land holders' areas.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Akhilesh names SP national executive, Shivpal excluded
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party on Monday released the names of its new national executive members. Missing from the list is Shivpal Singh Yadav, the estranged uncle of party chief Akhilesh Yadav.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata writes to Modi, Rajnath to protest removing central forces from Darjeeling
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Fuming over the centre deciding to withdraw a substantial section of the central forces deployed in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday shot off "strong letters" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding the BJP-led government reverse its stand.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Obesity increases irregular heartbeat risk in men: Study
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Overweight men are more likely to develop irregular heartbeat at 50 years of age, nearly a decade earlier than women, according to a study.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
UDF-called Kerala shutdown total and peaceful (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) A state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Monday called by the Congress-led UDF in Kerala against the "anti-people policies" of the state and Centre affected normal life, though it was largely peaceful.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Court reserves order on defamation cases by Jain
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A court here on Monday reserved order on the defamation complaint filed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain against sacked colleague Kapil Mishra.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
U-17 World Cup: Sancho-less England favourites against Japan (Lead Preview)
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Even without star player Jadon Sancho, in-form England start as hot favourites against Asian heavyweights Japan in their FIFA U-17 World Cup pre-quarterfinal clash at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk 'declaration of war': Peshmerga
Erbil, Oct 16 (IANS) The Kurdish Peshmerga forces say that the takeover of Kirkuk is "a flagrant declaration of war" against the Kurds and warned that the Iraqi Prime Minister would pay a "heavy price" for triggering the conflict.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Air quality worsens in Delhi, use of masks advised
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states and the NCR, Delhi on Monday saw a further rise in pollution levels, with Bhiwadi (NCR) in Rajasthan becoming the first place to record "severe" quality of air under the Air Quality Index (AQI).
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
No repetition of Manipur, Goa in Meghalaya: CM
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With Assembly elections scheduled in Meghalaya nest year, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said his state will not see a repetition of Manipur and Goa, states where the BJP assumed power this year.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ranji Trophy: Victories for Saurashtra, Vidarbha
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Saurashtra off-spinner Vandit Jivrajani (6/79) bowled brilliantly to bundle out Jammu and Kashmir for 256 runs in their second innings, helping his side clinch their second consecutive victory in Group B of the Ranji Trophy at Rajkot on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Shah sets 150-plus target for Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday made it clear that the party was seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain power in Gujarat, and set a target of 150-plus seats in the 182-member assembly.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Microsoft to rejig Outlook designs for Mac, Windows
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) In a major design overhaul of Outlook for Mac and Windows, Microsoft is reportedly working to bring changes to simplify the user interface (UI) on both systems, a report said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Indians love to share personal data on social media platforms
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) People in India are a happier lot when it comes to connect via social media platforms and 39 per cent of them trust the information they see on social media channels as compared to 32 per cent globally, new research said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Probe Jay Amit Shah, says CPI-M
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday demanded a probe into the business affairs of BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Amit Shah.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan tells Taliban to 'prepare' for political dialogue
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Pakistan has told the Afghan Taliban leadership to prepare a team for peace negotiations, a Taliban leader familiar with the development told a media outlet.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Shillong to hold first India International Cherry Blossom Festival
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Come November and you will see Mother Nature in all her glory in Shillong as the Meghalaya capital holds the first India International Cherry Blossom Festival from November 8 to 11.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Head to toe, go for festive fashion
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The festive season is the time to play with fashion. Be mindful not just of your attire, but also your footwear and accessories, suggest experts.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
U-17 World Cup: Sancho leaves England to join Dortmund
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) England U-17 coach Steve Cooper confirmed on Monday that star attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho has left the team's campaign at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup and returned to Germany to join his club Borussia Dortmund for the ongoing German Bundesliga season.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
7 killed as Bengaluru building collapses after cylinder blast
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Seven persons, including two women, were killed when a two-storey building collapsed here on Monday after a cooking gas cylinder explosion, police said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's fading appeal forcing it to attack Left
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) "The plummeting popularity of the BJP and the NDA that it heads is forcing the BJP to mount attacks on the Left," the CPI-M said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Talwars walk free after four years in jail
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, acquitted last week of the charges of murdering their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, walked free from Dasna prison in Ghaziabad on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AgustaWestland: Dubai businesswoman's bail plea rejected
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A court here on Monday dismissed the bail plea of a woman director of a Dubai-based company in a money laundering case related to AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Exceptional Zambian emerald sold at auction
Lusaka (Zambia), Oct 16 (IANS) An extremely rare, high quality Zambian emerald has been sold at auction in Lusaka, Zambia this week for an undisclosed amount.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Zambia,Art/Culture/Books
England have stars, but we are confident: Japan U-17 coach
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Japan coach Yoshiro Moriyama on Monday said that despite the English players being on a higher pedestal in terms of playing in top European clubs, the Asian powerhouse will put up a spirited show in Tuesday's pre-quarterfinal of the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be played at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Pakistan poll body suspends 261 lawmakers
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday suspended the membership of 261 lawmakers of the national and provincial assemblies and Senate for not submitting statements of assets and liabilities.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Glee' star 'cut wrists' before plea
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) "Glee" star Mark Salling reportedly hurt himself in a suicide attempt a month-and-half before striking a plea deal in his child porn case.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Butler suffers bike crash
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Gerard Butler was hospitalised after he got run off the road and took a bad spill on his bike here.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU to review defence ties with Myanmar
Luxembourg, Oct 16 (IANS) The European Union will suspend invitations to Myanmar's military leaders and review defence cooperation with Myanmar in light of the latter's disproportionate use of force against the Rohingya minority, EU Foreign Ministers said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Luxembourg,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Afghan Senate chairman questions rescue of N. American family
Kabul, Oct 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trumps praise for Pakistan over the recent rescue of a Canadian-American family from the Taliban apparently didnt go down well with some politicians in Afghanistan.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'Coronation Street' star dies aged 51
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Comedian Sean Hughes, known for featuring in "Coronation Street", has died at age 51, his management has said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Odisha invites investment in downstream aluminium sector
Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) In order to promote investments in downstream aluminium sector, the Odisha government on Monday held discussions with over 70 Indian companies and invited them to invest in Odisha's downstream ecosystem.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ayurveda market size seen at $8 bn by 2020
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Emphasising that Ayurveda will provide affordable healthcare, Union Minister for State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik on Monday said a three-fold increase in market size of Ayurvedic products from $2.5 billion to $8 billion is expected by 2022.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bharti Airtel opens Online Store, offers iPhone 7 at Rs 7,777 down
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Monday launched its Online Store that will offer a line-up of premium smartphones with affordable down payments, instant credit verification financing and bundled monthly plans.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BSF commandant critically injured by cattle smugglers in Tripura
Agartala, Oct 16 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) commandant was critically injured by cattle smugglers in Tripura and had to be flown to Kolkata for treatment, an official said here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Diwali in D-Street: Sensex, Nifty hit record highs (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Only a few ahead of Diwali, better-than-expected macroeconomic data boosted investors' sentiment thus enabling key Indian equity indices scale high levels and close at record highs on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Norteast emerging as new start-up spot: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh claimed that the area was fast emerging as the new start-up destination for youngsters from all over India, an official statement on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shah sets 137-plus target for Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday made it clear that the party was seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain power in Gujarat, and set a target of over three-fourths majority in the 182-member assembly.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Indian Army commemorates 55th year of 1962 war
Mathura, Oct 16 (IANS) A cycle expedition to commemorate the 1962 war with China -- the 55th year of 'the Battle of Namka Chu' -- was on Monday flagged off at Mathura cantonment in Uttar Pradesh, an official said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
3-storey building gutted in massive fire
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A massive fire gutted a three-storey building in Mansarovar Garden in west Delhi on Monday late afternoon. No casualty was reported, a Delhi Fire Service officer said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trader shot dead in Meerut, shops down shutters
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Vegetable vendors and fruit shops across Meerut downed shutters on Monday after the president of the Fruit Vendors Association Raheesuddin was shot dead earlier in the day.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN generates 800-1,200 MW solar power: CM
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said the state was generating around 800-1,200 MW solar power as against its installed capacity of 1,786.48 MW.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Talwars' lawyer had filed contempt plea against CBI court judge
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) The trial court judge holding the trial against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar -- charged with killing their daughter Aarushi and domestic servant Hemraj -- was biased against the defendants, so their lawyer Satyaketu Singh had filed a contempt petition against him for a "prejudiced judgement", said Singh on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
AI implants could be injected in humans in 20 years: Expert
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Artificially intelligent (AI) nano-machines will be injected into humans in 20 years to be used to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bones, as well as enable us to control our environment with thought and gestures, says an IT specialist at IBM.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Technology
Clashes erupt in Srinagar over 'braid chopping' incidents
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Clashes broke out here on Monday as protesters pelted stones on security forces for alleged failure to arrest "braid choppers" in the Valley, police said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
September WPI inflation cools to 2.6% on lower food prices (Roundup)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Cooling of food prices helped ease India's annual rate of inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) in September to 2.6 per cent, official data showed on Monday, even as industry welcomed the numbers saying it had opened room for the RBI to cut interest rates.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Germany's Deusser wins opening leg of FEI World Cup jumping event
Oslo (Norway), Oct 16 (IANS) Germany's Daniel Deusser and his new ride Cornet won the opening leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2017/2018 Western European League here.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Norway,Sports,Other Sports
Talwars walk out of Dasna jail
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Monday evening walked out of Dasna jail here after the Allahabad High Court order acquitting them of the murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj reached the CBI court.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India rise to 105th spot in FIFA rankings; Peru, Spain in top 10
Zurich, Oct 16 (IANS) The Indian football team rose two spots to 105th position in the FIFA rankings released on Monday. Peru entered the top 10 spot for the first time while Spain climbed three places to enter the segment.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Ed Sheeran injures arm in bicycle accident
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran has injured his right arm in a bicycle accident, putting in jeopardy some of his upcoming shows. He is due to perform in India on November 19.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reliance Nippon Life Asset looks at acquisitions, to rationalise schemes
Chennai/Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Lt will use the proceeds from its initial public offering (IPO) of around Rs 165 crore for acquisitions and expanding the distribution network, a senior company official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
N.Korea to step up anti-US education
Pyongyang, Oct 16 (IANS) North Korea will intensify anti-US education among its young soldiers and civilians as it was a strong ideological weapon against the war moves and sanctions by Washington, an official daily said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Countdown to Man Booker Prize begins
London, Oct 16 (IANS) The much-awaited 50,000 pounds Man Booker Prize 2017, the shortlist of which features novels by three men and three women exploring unusual and challenging themes along with a neck-and-neck fight between American heavyweights and British novelists, will be announced on Tuesday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
There will be rain of jumlas now, Rahul mocks Modi's Gujarat visit
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in poll-bound Gujarat on his second visit so far this month, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday mockingly said that it would see "a rain of jumlas".
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Western Digital reports breakthrough for ultra-high hard disk drives
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) With an aim to meet the future demands of Big Data with proven data centre-level reliability, Western Digital on Monday announced a breakthrough innovation for delivering ultra-high capacity hard disk drives (HDDs).
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Difficult for rural children to speak up about sex abuse: Kovind
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said it is difficult for children who grow up in a rural environment to get redressal for acts of sexual abuse they face.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
JD-U's Pavan Varma questions EC decision on Gujarat
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Pavan K. Varma, national General Secretary of the JD-U - which is a member of the ruling National Democratic Alliance, on Monday questioned the Election Commission's decision not to announce the election dates for Gujarat, saying that "credible answers were needed".
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cat fight talks outdated: Sonam Kapoor
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor is livid over gossip around an alleged 'cat fight' on the sets of her film "Veere Di Wedding", which features an ensemble of actresses including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Majority of working professionals welcome cracker ban in Delhi-NCR: Survey
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR continues to draw mixed reactions from the general public, though a majority of working professionals in the region have supported it, a survey report released on Monday said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
lephone launches new affordable smartphone
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker lephone on Monday launched its new smartphone "lephone W15" in India for Rs 5,499.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'IoT.IN' incubator programme to nurture IOT-based startups launched
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With the aim to drive the Internet of Things (IoT)-based ecosystem in the country, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Monday launched a first of its kind initiative called "IoT.IN" that will help startup entrepreneurs.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ali Fazal, Shriya come together for web series
Varanasi, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Shriya Pilgaonkar has joined the cast of a web show titled "Mirzapur", which also stars actor Ali Fazal.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
This artificial pancreas uses your phone to combat diabetes
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers have successfully developed an artificial pancreas system that uses an algorithm on smartphone to continuously monitor glucose levels of the user and automatically delivers appropriate levels of insulin -- a game changer for diabetic patients.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Severe Wi-Fi protocol flaw puts everyone at data theft risk: US government
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) A serious flaw in the Wi-Fi network security protocol -- used in routers at home or office -- has left almost every user at risk of data hacking and privacy breach, the US government has warned.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Jio earnings show strong business momentum: Analysts
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With Reliance Jio revealing its second quarter (July-September), 2017-18, analysts feel that the results demonstrate that the business has maintained strong momentum since it started charging in April.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
There was conscious effort to add humour in 'Thor: Ragnarok': Taika Waititi
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Taika Waititi, who has helmed the third instalment of the "Thor" movie -- titled "Thor: Ragnarok", says there was a conscious effort to put every "colour known to man" in the film.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Assange colluded with Russia to help Trump win: Hillary
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of colluding with a Russian intelligence operation to disrupt the 2016 US election and damage her candidacy for President.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
India rise to 105th spot in FIFA ranking
Zurich, Oct 16 (IANS) The Indian football team rose two spots above to 105th position in the FIFA rankings released on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Odisha announces Rs 1,250 cr irrigation project
Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday announced a Rs 1,250 crore mega irrigation system, named Gangadhar Meher Lift Canal System, in the state's Bargarh district.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Katie Price's son targeted in 50,000 pounds blackmail plot
London, Oct 16 (IANS) TV personality Katie Price called in police after her son Harvey was targeted in a 50,000 pounds blackmail plot.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12 Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving 12 dead and over 20 missing, a police official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Train passengers taken ill ate own food: Official
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Most of the 24 passengers, hospitalised after consuming food on board the Tejas Express between Goa and Mumbai on Sunday, ate their own cooked meals and there was nothing wrong in the food served in the train, the top officer of the railway catering service said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Tripartite talks on Gorkhaland priority: Binay Tamang
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Claiming that the West Bengal government has already started working on a number of demands they had put forth, expelled GJM leader and Darjeeling's Board of Administrators Chairman Binay Tamang said tripartite talks on the Gorkhaland issue are on top of their agenda for Monday's all-party meeting.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sensex, Nifty close at record highs (Third Lead)
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Better-than-expected macroeconomic data boosted investors' sentiment, which helped key Indian equity indices to scale high level and close at a record high on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
CBI court issues release order for Talwars
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) The CBI court here issued the order to release Nupur and Rajesh Talwar from the Dasna jail.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defender Sushila returns to women's hockey squad for Asia Cup
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Ace defender Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam made her comeback after recovering from a knee injury as she was on Monday named in the Indian women's hockey squad for the ninth Women's Asia Cup which starts from October 28 in Kakamigahara City, Japan.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Adityanath does groundbreaking for Rs 6,500 cr gas terminal at Gorakhpur
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday did the groundbreaking puja for a Rs 6,500 crore GAIL gas terminal and a project of land levelling at the Gorakhpur Fertilizer Plant in Gorakhpur.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC slams CBI for 'complete lack of interest' in tracing Najeeb Ahmed
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for its "complete lack of interest" in tracing out JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, who went missing a year ago.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
UK PM travels to Brussels to reactivate Brexit negotiations
London, Oct 16 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May left for Brussels on Monday to hold talks with members of the European Commission in order to advance Brexit negotiations, Downing Street said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Police unseals hotel room where Pushkar was found dead
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Delhi Police told a court here on Monday that it has unsealed a room in the Leela Palace hotel where former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in 2014.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's seafood exports at Rs 9,066 cr in first quarter
Kochi, Oct 16 (IANS) India's seafood exports stood at 2,51,735 Metric Tonnes, valued at Rs 9,066.06 crore (US$1.42 billion) in the first quarter of the current fiscal, according to the Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA).
2017-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Winslet deliberately didn't thank Weinstein for Oscar
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet thanked 19 people when she won an Oscar for "The Reader" in 2009. She says she deliberately didn't mention "nasty" Harvey Weinstein, whose company financed and distributed the movie.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi to address mega show of anxious BJP workers
Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seen as the last big hope for an embattled BJP in the Gujarat Assembly elections where the party faces the electorate for the first time without him as the Chief Minister, is expected to address a massive gathering of party workers and announce a litany of new projects on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Delhi Dynamos collaborate with Special Olympics Bharat
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club Delhi Dynamos FC and Special Olympics Bharat have collaborated for promoting the initiative of inclusiveness in sports via football for the intellectually disabled, it was announced on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
BJP leader trolled for calling Taj Mahal a 'blot'
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP leader Sangeet Som was trolled on Twitter on Monday over his controversial comment calling the Taj Mahal a "blot" on Indian culture and history.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Pussycat Dolls founder denies Jones's 'prostitution ring' allegations
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin has called one-time member Kaya Jones's "prostitution ring" allegations "ridiculous lies".
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Catalonia leader fails to clarify independence declaration
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) The president of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia on Monday failed to clarify whether his administration had officially declared independence from Spain and instead called for talks.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Airtel, Millicom close deal to combine operations in Ghana
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Bharti Airtel and Millicom International Cellular, through their respective subsidiaries, on Monday announced the closure of a deal to combine their operations in Ghana.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modric to face past when Real play Tottenham
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) Two Real Madrid football players will come face to face with their past when Real Madrid take on Tottenham Hotspurs in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Anupam Kher visits FTII campus unannounced
Pune, Oct 16 (IANS) Newly-appointed Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Chairperson Anupam Kher on Monday visited the campus of the iconic institution unannounced and promised the students that he is on their side.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Education
Sensex, Nifty touch record high
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Better-than-expected macroeconomic data boosted investors' sentiment, which helped key Indian equity indices to touch a record high on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Vijayan denies 'vendetta', says solar scam report not to be made public now
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of vendetta in ordering a case against his predecessor Oommen Chandy, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday rejected the demand for making public the report of the Justice G. Sivarajan Commission in the solar scam issue saying it will be tabled in the state Assembly at the appropriate time.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two postage stamps mark Mumbai Airport's Platinum Jubilee
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Two postage stamps have been issued to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the first flight piloted by the late J.R.D. Tata at the now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Ziox launches new feature phone
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker Ziox Mobiles on Monday launched its latest feature phone "Starz Rocker" at Rs 1,100 that comes with 1650mAh battery.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
China, India can help solve Rohingya crisis: Chinese daily
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) India and China can jointly lead efforts to solve the Rohingya crisis by offering humanitarian aid to Myanmar's conflict-ridden Rakhine state, an article in the state-run media has said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
US, Pakistan, China hold talks in Muscat on Afghanistan
Kabul/Muscat, Oct 16 (IANS) Senior Foreign Ministry representatives from the US, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan are meeting in the Omani capital on Monday to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kashmiri militants can surrender even during gunfights: Police
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Monday that surrenders by local militants will be accepted even if these are made during gun battles with security forces.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rabri skips ED summons for third time in IRCTC case
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) RJD Chief Lalu Prasad's wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Monday skipped the ED summons for the third time in connection with alleged irregularities in a 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIFW finale line can be purchased instantly online
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The designer collections from Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2018 finale can be purchased instantly with just a click. It can go straight from the runway to your closet with Amazon Fashion's See Now Buy Now initiative.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengaluru cylinder blast kills five
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Four men and a woman were killed when a two-storey building collapsed here on Monday after a cooking gas cylinder exploded, police said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hair loss drug taken by Trump may cut prostate cancer risk
London, Oct 16 (IANS) A common hair loss drug used by none other than US President Donald Trump could ward off the risk of prostate cancer by a third, South Korean scientists have claimed.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama to visit Manipur
Imphal, Oct 16 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will arrive here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Manipur, officials said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Mafe Mobile launches 'Shine M815' at Rs 4,999
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Domestic handset maker Mafe Mobile on Monday launched an affordable 4G smartphone 'Shine M815' at Rs 4,999 in black and gold colours.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas engaged
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Joe Jonas and actress Sophie Turner have announced their engagement on social media.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trooper injured in gun battle with Maoists in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Oct 16 (IANS) A trooper was injured in an overnight gun battle with Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand's Latehar district, police said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security
Adele pays tribute to George Michael in documentary
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Adele's tribute has been included in the "Freedom" documentary on late pop icon George Michael.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Talwar couple to walk out of prison by evening
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, acquitted last week of the charges of murdering their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic servant Hemraj, are set to walk free from the Dasna prison in Ghaziabad later on Monday, officials said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OnePlus to scale back data collection after privacy concerns
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) Responding to reports that the Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus was collecting detailed information about users' data -- both without their permission and making it clear why it was doing so -- the company has now said it will scale back its collection efforts.
2017-10-16
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Wholesale inflation eases in September to 2.6%
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Cooling of food prices helped ease India's annual rate of inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in September to 2.6 per cent, official data showed on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Being selective has not been easy, but worth it: Actor Kunal Kapoor (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) He is very selective when it comes to picking projects, but is not willing to ditch his personal beliefs for more work. Actor Kunal Kapoor says it is important as an actor to "be seen" but even more important to be part of work that one believes in.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
It was a match like any other, says woman referee Staubli
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Switzerland's Esther Staubli, who recently became the first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup since Korean Im Eun Ju took control of a contest at Trinidad & Tobago in 2001, said she treated the Group E game between Japan and New Caledonia here as any other.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
England hospitals to ban 'super-sized' chocolate bars
London, Oct 16 (IANS) The National Health Services (NHS) England will ban "super-sized" chocolate bars from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines to curb an escalating obesity epidemic, the media reported on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Woody Allen 'sad' for Weinstein over sexual assault allegations
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) American filmmaker Woody Allen says he is "sad" for Harvey Weinstein's "messed up" life as the producer faces numerous allegations of sexual assault.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
50 celebs in one video: Wishes galore for Hema Malini on 69th birthday
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) From Amitabh Bachchan to Arjun Kapoor, Vyjayanthimala to Kriti Sanon, Lata Mangeshkar to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Neeta Lulla to Shiamak Davar, Ramesh Sippy to Madhur Bhandarkar -- as many as 50 celebrities are a part of a special video to be played at the launch of actress-politician Hema Malini's biography here on her 69th birthday on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Halep ranked first in WTA rankings
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) Romanian tennis player Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
BJP seeks ED probe into Shiv Sena's 'horse-trading' of MNS corporators
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after the MNS President hurled allegations of "horse-trading" of his party corporators against his cousin and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, the BJP on Monday demanded an Enforcement Directorate probe into the matter.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Messi to become father for third time
Buenos Aires, Oct 16 (IANS) Argentinean football star Lionel Messi is set to be a father for the third time, his wife Antonela Roccuzzo confirmed.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Timmy Trumpet, Don Diablo join Time Out 72 line-up
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) Dutch DJ Martin Garrix, American rapper Wiz Khalifa and American singer Jason Derulo will be joined by more global artistes like Don Diablo and Timmy Trumpet at the multi-genre music festival Time Out 72 in Goa in December.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Naveen Patnaik turns 72, Modi prays for his good health
Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik turned 72 on Monday and good wishes poured in from all quarters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed for his good health.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Haunted by relentless turmoil but strive to tell our tales: Assamese author
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The relentless and persistent political and extremist turmoil might have left the Assamese society searching for answers but writers in the state are unfettered, their creativity undiminished and, in some cases, as for renowned and highly-decorated Arupa Patangia Kalita, it has given them an extra edge to strive further to tell their tales.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
'Android O' coming to OnePlus 3, 3T
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A month after OnePlus 3 received Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS) update through a closed beta programme, the company has released its first "Android O" open beta build for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gremio keep pressure on leaders Corinthians
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 (IANS) Midfielder Ramiro scored in second-half stoppage time to hand Gremio a 1-0 victory over Coritiba and keep Brazil's Serie A football title race alive.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Anubhav Sinha shoots where 'Umrao Jaan', 'Junoon' were filmed
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who has started filming "Mulk" here, says that actor Rishi Kapoor shot a scene at a palace where Shyam Benegal's "Junoon" with Shashi Kapoor, Muzaffar Ali's "Umrao Jaan" with Rekha and Anil Sharma's "Gadar: Ek Prem Katha" with Sunny Deol had been shot earlier.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Formed lifelong friendship with Judi Dench: Ali Fazal
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) "Victoria & Abdul", about Queen Victoria befriending Indian servant Abdul Karim, seems to have offended Indian critics for not taking into view the ugliness of the British Raj. Actor Ali Fazal, who is a bit baffled by the backlash, says he has formed an enduring friendship with iconic actress Judi Dench.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Varun Dhawan to get his first Madame Tussauds wax figure
Hong Kong, Oct 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's first ever wax figure will be the fourth from India to join Madame Tussauds Hong Kong with those of Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Amitabh Bachchan currently on display. He will unveil it in the first quarter of 2018.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indo-American DJ wants to turn 'KSHMR in Kashmir' a reality
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Indo-American DJ and record producer KSHMR, who is set for his maiden India tour starting here from October 20, is disappointed that his tour doesn't include a performance in Kashmir where his father is from. He hopes his dream to at least visit the valley comes true.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Diaspora
Veteran Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda dies
Jakarta, Oct 16 (IANS) Veteran Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda passed away following a mid-game collision with team-mate Ramon Rodrigues.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
India's wholesale price inflation eases in September to 2.6%
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices eased in September to 2.6 per cent, official data showed here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Razer likely to launch its first smartphone on November 1
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) After acquiring smartphone-maker Nextbit earlier this year, Razer -- the gaming laptop and peripheral company -- is slated to debut its first smartphone on November 1.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Hackers now after financial firms in Asia Pacific region: Kaspersky Lab
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS) Cyber espionage groups that were into data hacking are now attacking financial institutions in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, a new Kaspersky Lab report said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy