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Sharad Yadav named convener of panel to 'save composite culture'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Opposition parties including the Congress on Monday formed a committee with rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav as the convener to take forward their campaign to "save the country's composite culture".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man held for killing daughter to remarry
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A man who killed his minor daughter to fulfil his desire to marry his sister-in-law following his wife's death has been arrested along with his nephew whom he convinced to help him in the crime, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why can't NIA have a head with fixed tenure, asks Congress
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Congress on Monday noted that the Narendra Modi government has not been able to find a single competent officer to head the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and asked why can't the agency have a fixed tenure for its head.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ukrainian held in Italy for trying to drown stepson
Recco (Italy), Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A Ukrainian cook was arrested on suspicion trying to drown his nine-year-old stepson in the sea near Italy's Genoa, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two youths dead, another injured in Delhi as car rams bike
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Two youths died and a third one sustained critical head injury in an accident after their bike was rammed by an unidentified speeding car in Alipur area of west Delhi, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi reviews progress of 17 schemes with BJP CMs
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed progress of 17 central schemes - aimed at the poor, middle class and farmers - with chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and suggested setting short-term targets to get better results in the march towards a New India by 2022.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moroccan's throat slit in Italy
Sassuolo (Italy), Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A Moroccan man died after his throat was cut with a broken bottle in the northern Italian city of Sassuolo, media reports said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Video footage showing Sasikala entering jail surfaces
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) A video footage showing convicted and jailed AIADMK interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala entering the city central jail in normal garb surfaced and was aired on news channels on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Campaigning ends in high-stake Bawana assembly bypoll
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Campaigning for the Bawana bypoll ended on Monday, with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress trying their best to woo the voters in the constituency.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DUSU Election on Sep 12
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The annual election for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) will be held on September 12, the varsity announced on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Not inviting NCP for Kisan rally, says Congress' Gujarat unit
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After the NCP legislators voted with the BJP in the recent Rajya Sabha election, the Congress' Gujarat unit on Monday said it has decided not to invite the party for its 'Kisan Rally' next month but left it to the party high command to take the final call.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistani forces kill 52 terrorists in tribal region
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistani forces have killed 52 terrorists and wounded 31 others in an offensive in a mountainous region in the Khyber tribal region, the military said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ghana's security personnel get free health screening
Accra, Aug 21 (IANS/MAP) A medical clinic in Ghana's capital organised a free health screening and medication exercise for police and military officers as part of its corporate social responsibility effort.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Ghana,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
States asked to carry out 100% maternal death audit
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Monday urged all the states to carry out 100 per cent maternal death audit for understanding cause, and monitor new born and deaths of sick newborns separately.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Citizenship should be a birthright, says Pope
Vatican City, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) Children whose parents are foreign migrants should be granted citizenship from birth, Pope Francis said on Monday in an address ahead of next year's World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal CM, Nadda launch AMRIT pharmacy
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Monday jointly inaugurated the Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) pharmacy shop here that will provide medicines at 70 to 90 percent subsidy.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Two sharks spotted off Italian beach
Pisa, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) Two small blue sharks seen cruising in the shallows alarmed bathers at a beach resort near the Italian's Tuscan city of Pisa, reports said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
BJP government protecting RSS-connected accused: Digvijaya
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday, reacting to the bail granted to 2008 Malegaon blast main accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, accused the BJP government was "trying to protect all accused connected with RSS".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NTPC to seek shareholders' approval to raise Rs 15,000 cr
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Power utility major NTPC on Monday said that it plans to seek shareholders approval to raise Rs 15,000 crore through the issue of bonds, debentures on private placement basis.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UP train accident: Prabhu should quit on moral grounds, says Congress
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Blaming "gross human negligence" for the Uttar Pradesh train disaster, the Congress on Monday said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu should immediately resign taking moral responsibility for the tragic incident and "reflect and introspect".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
McDonald's customers in Bengal in no mood to miss their burgers
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Somsubhra Ghosh, a class 9 student in a missionary school, is dejected and disappointed. The teenager realises that during his next trip to Kolkata from hometown Kharagpur, he may no more get to taste the yummy burgers from McDonald's.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
10 killed in road accident in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed and two others injured after a head-on collision between a passenger vehicle and a truck in Odisha's Sambalpur district on Monday, police said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Consumer confidence in India declines: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The overall consumer confidence in India declined during the last six months, a survey showed on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Soon, quick passport verification with CCTNS linking
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The time taken for police verification for passports will soon be considerably reduced with the linking of CCTNS with the MEAs passport service, a senior official said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2,000 dead, over 530,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO
Sanaa, Aug 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Monday that the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen exceeded 530,000 and the death toll stood at 2,000 since the outbreak started in April.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Yemen,Health/Medicine
Barcelona attacker found with fake bomb belt, shot dead
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) The suspected Barcelona terror attacker, who last week drove a van through the Rambla boulevard killing 13 people, was on Monday found wearing a fake explosives belt and was shot dead by police, authorities said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Need to promote organic products: Maneka
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday called for more promotion of organic products as she emphasised the use of sustainable alternatives.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NDMC decides to stop contractual work practice: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Monday decided to stop the practice of contractual hiring of labourers.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Railway safety official inspects Utkal Express accident site
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 21 (IANS) Commissioner, Railway Safety Shailesh Pathak on Monday visited Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh's Muzffarnagar where 14 coaches of Kalinga Utkal Express derailed on Saturday claiming 22 lives.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New ship inducted in Indian Navy
Port Blair, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian Navy on Monday commissioned an amphibious ship for transport and deployment of battle tanks, an official statement said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Andaman-nicobar,National,Defence/Security
Gujarat HC notice to EC over Ahmed Patel victory
Ahmedabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notice to the Election Commission and the winners of the August 8 Rajya Sabha polls in the state following a petition seeking to cancel the election of Congress heavyweight Ahmed Patel.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bengaluru Buddies, Delhi Dons win in Cue Masters League
Ahmedabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Bengaluru Buddies came from behind to shock Chennai Strikers while Delhi Dons raced away to victory in the Indian Cue Masters League here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
'India should adopt GM technology to boost agricultural production'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Crop productivity in India is low compared to its neighbours as it has not kept pace with world-class innovative technologies, said a US official, seeking adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops to ensure more production and profitability to farmers.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dharmendra Kumar new RPF Director General
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Dharmendra Kumar was appointed as new Director General of Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Monday, an official said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
HC seeks presence of civic bodies commissioners on manual scavenging issue
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday expressed concern over death of 10 manual scavengers in the last two months and sought the presence of the heads of the civic bodies here with details of employees under them working in hazardous environment.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
152 dead, Rs 14,000 cr loss in Bengal floods: Mamata
Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) The ongoing West Bengal floods has claimed 152 lives and caused losses to the tune of Rs 14,000 crore in 11 districts of the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday after visiting three northern districts where large areas continued to be submerged.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NGT imposes penalty on city hospitals not managing their waste
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday imposed environmental compensation of Rs 50,000 on four city hospitals who have not been handling their waste appropriately.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Rhino horn auction opens in S. Africa amid controversy
Cape Town, Aug 21 (IANS) The first legal auction of rhino horns after years of suspension opened in South Africa on Monday despite opposition from the government.
2017-08-21
Category: International, South Africa,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Banerjee demands flood package from Centre
Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday demanded a central government package for her flood-hit state, on the lines of the grants given to BJP-ruled Assam and Gujarat.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Financier stabbed to death by neighbours, accused absconding
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A financier was stabbed to death in south Delhi by two of his neighbours to whom he had lent money, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turkish football club Antalyaspor signs midfielder Nasri
Manchester, Aug 21 (IANS) French midfielder Samir Nasri has joined Antalyaspor from Manchester City, the British football giants confirmed on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Dinakaran group to meet Governor on Tuesday
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Upset over their isolation, the AIADMK group headed by V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tata Westside apologises, withdraws clothes line hurting Jain sentiments
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Bowing to the strong religious sentiments of the Jain community, Tata Westside apologised on Monday and withdrew a new clothes line from all stores after complaints.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Britain's Big Ben falls silent for 4 years
London, Aug 21 (IANS) British lawmakers, members of the public and tourists on Monday gathered near London's Houses of Parliament to hear Big Ben ring the hour before the iconic clock falls silent for four years while renovation work takes place.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Britain to crack down on social media hate crime
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Hate crimes committed on the social media will be treated as seriously as offences carried out face to face, according to new guidelines issued by Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as it launched a crackdown on hate speech online.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Purohit to be attached to Army unit, remain under suspension for now
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast who was granted bail by the Supreme Court, will be attached to an Army unit but remain under suspension from service for now, informed sources said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Dead sanitation worker's wife demands murder charge against PWD officials
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The wife of a sanitation worker who died cleaning a sewer in a government hospital stopped authorities from conducting a post mortem on Monday, saying she will not allow it unless the erring PWD officials are booked for murder.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Amid Doklam standoff, Nepal PM to visit India
New Delhi/Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) In what will be his first foreign trip after assuming office in June, Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will arrive in India on August 23 on a five-day visit, the Indian External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dhinakaran faction to meet TN Governor on Tuesday
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Upset over their isolation, the AIADMK group headed by V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday and discuss the latest developments that led to the merger of two other factions and induction of O. Panneerselvam as Deputy Chief Minister.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Register murder case against officials for sewer worker's death: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Following the death of a sewer cleaner in a government hospital, the BJP on Monday demanded that a case of unintended murder must be registered against the officials concerned.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel becoming hotspot for Indian tourists
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Over 34,000 Indian tourists have travelled to Israel till July in 2017, marking a growth of 36 per cent over the previous year, an Israeli official said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Himachal makes registration of real estate promoters compulsory
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday launched an online portal for registration of real estate promoters.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Man wearing explosives belt shot dead in Spain
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) A man wearing an explosives belt has been shot dead in Spain as police hunted for a suspected terror attacker who last week drove a van through Barcelona's Rambla boulevard, killing 13 people, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Srikanth, Satwik-Maneesha advance at Badminton Worlds
Glasgow, Aug 21 (IANS) India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Maneesha.K defeated their respective opponents to advance at the World Championships here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Srijan scam accused dies in Bihar hospital
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Mahesh Mandal, one of the key accused arrested in the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, has died in a hospital, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Workshop for police, customs on IPR enforcement begins on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A three-day workshop on enforcing intellectual property rights (IPRs) will get underway here from Tuesday for various concerned agencies, including the police, according to workshop organiser, the Union Commerce Ministry.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Declining air quality biggest global challenge: Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Checking the rapid decline in environment quality caused by increasing greenhouse gas emissions globally has perhaps become the most important challenge for humanity, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Amnesty criticises book ban in Jharkhand
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Jharkhand governments decision to ban a collection of short stories by an Adivasi writer and suspend him from his government job for allegedly hurting peoples sentiments is an attack on freedom of expression, Amnesty International India said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Lotus blooms in Mira-Bhayander polls, Shiv Sena jolted
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing its winning spree in local bodies polls, Maharashtra's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday swept the elections to Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), while its ally Shiv Sena suffered a huge setback despite improving its tally.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Young CEOs to share vision with Modi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Around 200 young Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from various sectors will on Tuesday share their vision with Prime Minister Narendra Modi focusing on job creation, income enhancement and good governance.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Congress flays AIADMK over NDA alliance
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Congress on Monday criticised the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu for its reported decision to join the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi fast-food lovers upset about McDonald's' upcoming shutdown
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Not lovin' it, say Delhi's foodies. Students, professionals and even the retired patrons of McDonald's on Monday expressed sadness and disappointment over the upcoming shutdown of its 169 outlets across north and east India, including the remaining dozen in the capital.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
AIADMK expected to join NDA, cabinet reshuffle on the cards
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) An early reshuffle of the Union Cabinet appears to be on the cards with a united AIADMK expected to join the National Democratic Alliance in the next few days and JD-U having already having decided to join the ruling alliance at the Centre.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan firmly supports China
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan said on Monday that it firmly supports China on issues concerning its core interests.
2017-08-21
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Mayawati denies reports she's batting for opposition unity
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Monday denied media reports that she was batting for opposition unity and said her party does not even have a Twitter account.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Irate over inaction on colleagues beating-up, 35 doctors resign in MP
Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 21 (IANS) Irate over no action against those who had beaten up two doctors at a government hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh district, 35 doctors collectively resigned on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Brexit: UK publishes more EU negotiation plans
London, Aug 21 (IANS) The UK government on Monday set out proposals to ensure that the country's firms producing goods to European standard before Brexit be allowed to sell them in the EU at no extra cost, even after Britain has quit the bloc.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Delhi government imposes blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Monday announced a blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers and warned that anyone found violating the rule will be booked under culpable homicide.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian sovereignty will be protected at all costs: President
Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 21 (IANS) "We have pledged to protect the sovereignty of our nation in all situations," President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday as he presented the President's Colours to Ladakh Scouts on his first visit outside Delhi after taking charge.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India commits $500,000 to International Vaccine Institute for research
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India on Monday entered into an agreement with International Vaccine Institute (IVI) in South Korea under which it has committed an annual contribution of $5,00,000 for vaccine research and development.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
US to halt issuance of non-immigrant visas in Russia
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) The US embassy in Russia said on Monday that it will suspend all non-immigrant visa operations across the country for nine days starting Wednesday due to the Russian government-imposed cap on US diplomatic personnel in Russia.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Cricket Academy of Pathans to train 2 J&K talents
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP), a coaching institute of Indian cricketers Irfan Pathan and his brother Yusuf Pathan, who have collaborated with the Indian Army, has sponsored two youngsters from Jammu & Kashmir to train in their Noida-based academy.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mudit Dani wins 3 medals in El Salvador Junior & Cadet TT meet
San Salvador, Aug 21 (IANS) Indias young table tennis player Mudit Dani underlined his progress in the ITTF World Junior Circuit, sweeping three medals, including a gold, in the 2017 El Salvador Junior and Cadet Open here.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,Other Sports
GJM vows to carry on 'non-violent' Gorkhaland movement, denies link with blasts
Darjeeling, Aug 21 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leadership on Monday denied any involvement with the twin blasts in the north West Bengal hills and vowed to continue their agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state in a "democratic and non-violent way" in days to come.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
AIADMK factions unite, Panneerselvam settles for Deputy CM (Roundup)
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Six months after a bitter parting of ways following then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's death, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O. Panneerselvam becoming the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator even as the party decided to sack the now jailed V.K. Sasikala as General Secretary.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
12-year-old season's first dengue fatality in Delhi; cases reach 657
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A 12-year old boy has become the season's first victim to succumb to dengue in the national capital, while the total number of cases, as of Aug 19, have reached 657, according to the data released by civic bodies on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Seven abducted policemen rescued in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistani police on Monday rescued seven policemen kidnapped on Sunday in the country's Punjab province, the media reported.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
BSE to delist 200 companies from its platform
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Monday said that it will delist 200 firms from its platform from August 23.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC verdict on validity of triple talaq on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on the constitutional validity of triple talaq - a practice already described by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) as "horrendous", "sinful" and "undesirable" which had no sanction of Holy Quran and Shariat.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Modi, Shah meet BJP Chief Ministers
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Monday met Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spain twin attack toll reaches 15, suspected van driver named
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) The death toll in the Spain double attacks climbed to 15 on Monday as authorities confirmed the identity of the suspected driver of a van that ploughed into pedestrians in Barcelona. The manhunt for the attacker was extended across Europe, a government official said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Purohit gets bail in Malegaon case after nine years in jail
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to suspended Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast, after he had spent nine years in prison.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why not, says David Dhawan on working with Govinda again
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) "Deewana Mastana", "Haseena Maan Jaayegi", "Aankhen", "Partner" -- David Dhawan and Govinda's collaborations gave Bollywood some memorable entertainers. The director says he would surely like to work with the actor again.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nepal to hold parliamentary polls on November 26
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) Nepal will hold the Provincial and Federal House of Representatives elections on November 26, a government spokesman announced here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
152 dead, 1.5 crore affected in Bengal flood: Mamata
Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) Altogether 152 lives have been lost with 1.5 crore people affected in the ongoing West Bengal floods, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday after visiting three northern districts where large areas continued to be submerged.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Banks need to pay 3% IGST on bullion imports: CBEC
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Banks will have to pay 3 per cent Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) on imports of gold and silver, which can be claimed as input tax credit, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SBI announces up to 100% waiver of processing fee on car loan, gold loan
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The country's largest public lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday announced waiver of up to 100 per cent processing fee on car loans, personal gold loans and personal loans, in view of the festive season.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
TCS workers on strike in AIIMS after termination letters
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Eighty Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) employees associated as patient care coordinators at the AIIMS on Monday went on a strike after being served termination notices.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Shah's Tamil Nadu visit postponed
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah's planned visit to Tamil Nadu from Tuesday has been deferred amid political developments in the state that saw merger of the two factions of AIADMK.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Five Kerala MLAs on fast, seek Health Minister's removal
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Five legislators of the Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Monday began an indefinite fast in the foyer of the House demanding sacking of Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who is facing nepotism charges.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Jerry Lewis: The Hollywood comedian who even impressed the French (Obituary)
Even if you haven't seen any of his films, every time you see a cinematic depiction of a socially inept but lovelorn academician or a comic duo of a straight man and a zany counterpart (something like the Johar-Mehmood pairing in Bollywood), its courtesy this American comedian. And Jerry Lewis was a rare Hollywood star who was also most popular in France and a teacher of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Two IMA cadets died despite best treatment: Army
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Army on Monday said two IMA cadets had succumbed to "exhaustion and dehydration" during training despite the best medical treatment and efforts made by doctors who treated them.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Australian cyclist Perkins gets Russian passport
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) Australia-born track cyclist Shane Perkins, a 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, has received a Russian passport, his coach Vladimir Khozov said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
New WhatsApp version for iOS comes with bug fixes
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) WhatsApp has released a new version for iOS devices that has an improved Chat Search feature along with bug fixes.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Bad start for India at Wrestling Worlds
Paris, Aug 21 (IANS) It was a bad start for India as all four wrestlers-- Yogesh Yogesh, Gurpreet Singh, Ravindar Khatri and Hardeep -- lost their opening round matches in the Greco-Roman category at the World Championships here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Top companies in Britain not prepared for cyber attacks
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Two thirds of bosses in Britain's biggest businesses are not trained to deal with cyber attack, a government report revealed on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi greets Panneerselvam
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted O. Panneerselvam, who took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, after both the factions of AIADMK merged.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP sweeps Mira-Bhayander civic polls, Sena suffers big jolt
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing its winning spree in local bodies polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday swept the elections to Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), while its ally Shiv Sena suffered a huge setback.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Special Olympics Bharat receives $1mn to launch Mission Inclusion
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Special Olympics Bharat has joined hands with the Lions Clubs International Foundation to launch a national partnership titled Mission Inclusion Bharat here, receiving a $1 million grant for an initial period of three years, it was announced on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Bareilly Ki Barfi' mints over Rs 10 crore in opening weekend
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao starrer "Bareilly Ki Barfi" amassed over Rs 10 crore in its opening weekend, its makers said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government seeks holistic approach from Asia-Pacific region for Digital India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Monday called for holistic planning rather than a piecemeal approach to achieve the vision of Digital India and sought a collaborative approach by the Asia-Pacific governments.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ensure no hindrance in animal sacrifice on Eid, says Bukhari
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Asserting that Muslims were not in favour of sacrificing cows due to the religious sensitivities involved, Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam said on Monday that he had urged the Centre to ensure no hindrance in the sacrifice of other animals on Eid-ul-Azha but got no response.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Student collapses and dies in Rajouri, clashes in town
Jammu, Aug 21 (IANS) A student fainted inside the college campus in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and later died allegedly due to non-availability of an ambulance, leading to clashes in town as his fellow students protested, police said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Education,Health/Medicine
Feminism not about asking for reservation: Taapsee Pannu
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has played powerful roles in movies like "Baby" and "Pink", says feminism is not about asking for reservation or extra rights to get an edge over the other gender, but about working towards gender equality.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
One-third parents in US concerned about cyber bullying: Survey
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) More than one in three parents in the US are concerned about their children being bullied both in the real world and online, a survey has revealed.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Global cues, selling pressure pull equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in index heavyweights such as Infosys, ONGC and Tata Motors among others pulled the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty 50 and the BSE Sensex -- lower on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nigeria to intensify fight against Boko Haram: President
Abuja, Aug 21 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his government will work to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight against terror group Boko Haram, which is attempting attacks on soft targets.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Terrorism
Videocon 'Metal Pro 2' launched at Rs 6,999
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Videocon Mobiles on Monday launched an affordable "Metal Pro 2" smartphone with 2GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system for Rs 6,999. The device comes with 100 days replacement policy.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft acquires Cloud firm Cycle Computing
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) To accelerate big computing in the Cloud, Microsoft has acquired Cycle Computing, a leader in cloud computing orchestration, for an undisclosed sum.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hero named title sponsor of Asia Cup hockey meet
Dhaka, Aug 21 (IANS) The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) on Monday announced Indian two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd as the title sponsor of the Mens Asia Cup to be held in Dhaka from October 11 to 22.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Hockey
'Android O' set for official launch in US
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) The next version of Google's mobile operating system 'Android O' is set to be officially rolled out in the US on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
40 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria
Damascus, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 40 civilians were killed and dozens injured in airstrikes by the US-led coalition on neighbourhoods in Raqqa city of Syria, the media reported on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sofia supports Rakhi Sawant in Valmiki case (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Model-turned-nun Sofia Hayat has shown support to controversial actress Rakhi Sawant, who is facing charges of making objectionable remarks against sage Valmiki.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Dhopade closer to National Challengers Chess meet title
Ahmedabad, Aug 21 (IANS) With just two rounds remaining, tournament leader Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade of the Railways moved close to secure his second national challenger title with 9.5 points after splitting the point with third seed Lalith Babu in the eleventh round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at the Karnavati Club here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
2G case hearing against Essar, Loop promoters deferred
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A special court here on Monday adjourned hearing in the 2G spectrum allocation case against Essar and Loop promoters for September 20.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prosecutors seek 12 years in jail for Samsung scion
Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) South Korea's Prosecutor's Office on Monday sought a 12-year prison sentence for the vice chair of the Samsung Group over charges that include bribing the former President as part of a massive corruption scandal that has rocked the country.
2017-08-21
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur man drowns in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A young man from Manipur drowned on Monday in a water body while on a morning walk with his friends at a sprawling park here, police said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Panneerselvam sworn in as TN Deputy Chief Minister
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister by Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
US solar eclipse: Experts predict 'flower-like' structure
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Stargazers in the US will be able to observe a "flower-like" structure during Monday's 'Great American Solar Eclipse', a team of physicists led by IISER-Kolkata said, on how the corona of the sun will look during the total solar eclipse.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Three children die in Chhattisgarh hospital, low oxygen blamed
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) Three children died in a government-run hospital here on Sunday night after a disruption in oxygen supply, and hospital officials blamed a oxygen plant operation who was found drunk on duty. He has been arrested.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Putin surprises music lovers at Koktebel Jazz Party
Koktebel (Crimea), Aug 21 (IANS) In what came as a big surprise to visitors on the closing day of Koktebel Jazz Party, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the longest running event of its kind here on late Sunday night.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Colombia,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Venkaiah Naidu advises Telangana, Andhra to promote Telugu
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday advised both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to make Telugu the language of administration as well as a compulsory subject for people to get government jobs.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Essar Oil closes sell-off to Russia's Rosneft, names new CEO
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Ruia brothers-led Essar Oil (EOL) on Monday announced the closure of the company's sale, including its Vadinar refinery, to Russian state-run Rosneft-led consortium for $12.9 billion, which was followed by the appointment of a new board of directors for EOL as well as a new chief executive.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Africa will always be top priority: Morocco's King
Rabat, Aug 21 (IANS) Morocco's King Mohammed VI has reiterated his country's commitment to Africa, stressing that his 14 visits to African countries since October last year and Rabat's return to the African Union are part of the vision of serving shared interests through solidarity-based, win-win partnerships.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Malta,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ileana D'Cruz slams fan for misbehaving with her
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Ileana D'Cruz, who is currently busy promoting her upcoming film "Baadshaho", took to social media to lash out at a fan for misbehaving with her.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Criticised by fans for trying ballet, Chrissy Teigen snaps back
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen snapped back at fans who criticised her and slammed her for her attempt at ballet.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bollywood has more talented stars than three Khans, says Aamir
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor-producer Aamir Khan finds it unfair that three names are always singled out whenever the media talks about stardom in Bollywood. He says there are many other "talented stars" who are contributing good work in the Hindi film industry.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
McDonald's to shut in north, east India after row with CPRL
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) McDonald's India on Monday announced it had terminated the franchise agreement with Connaught Plaza Restaurants, effectively shutting down all 169 McDonald's outlets in northern and eastern India after a fortnight.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Vintage clothing, jewellery exhibition in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Royal Vintage Clothing and Jewellery exhibition is set to take place here September 4-5.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Roma, AC Milan, Inter win; Lazio held in Serie A
Milan, Aug 21 (IANS) AS Roma, AC Milan and Inter Milan won, while Lazio played a goalless draw on the second day of the first-round action in the Serie A football season.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
GST protest: Over two lakh sweet shops shut in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) In what could be a bitter experience for the sweet-loving residents of West Bengal, over two lakh sweet shops, celebrated for their "rosogollas" and "mishti doi", across the state went on a 24-hour strike on Monday to protest imposition of five per cent GST.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Partition: 1947' banned from release in Pakistan
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Gurinder Chadhas "Partition: 1947" -- the Hindi version of period drama "Viceroy's House" -- has been banned from releasing in Pakistan, reportedly over "misrepresentation" of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The director says it's unfortunate.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Varun Dhawan knows what his fans want'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan knows exactly what his fans want and he works towards it, feels Rajeev Chudasama, Co-Founder, Marching Ants Advertising.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mizoram minister resigns after Chakma students denied medical seats
Aizawl, Aug 21 (IANS) A Mizoram minister on Monday submitted his resignation to protest the denial of medical education seats from the state quota to Chakma tribal students, an official said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia launches security centres for Haj season
Riyadh, Aug 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Monday the setting up of 109 security centres in Mecca to monitor violations by pilgrims and fraudulent Haj firms, the Interior Ministry said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Defence/Security
Purohit to be attached to Army unit, remain under suspension
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast who was granted bail by the Supreme Court, will be attached to an Army unit but will remain under suspension from service, informed sources said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Soil health cards should be printed in local dialect: PM
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that soil health cards should be printed in the local dialect of the area and technology should be used to enable soil testing through hand-held devices, an official statement said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chunky Pandey's daughter among international high society debutantes
Paris, Aug 21 (IANS) Ananya Pandey, daughter of Bollywood actor Chunky and his wife Bhavana Pandey, will soon make her debut in high society at le Bal.
2017-08-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Google search helps police nab 'Super Burglar'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A Google search helped the city police to arrest a burglar, dubbed "Super Burglar" by them, who had committed thefts at the houses of high profile people including a former MP and several government officials here, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israeli teens attack soldiers for looking like Arabs
Jerusalem, Aug 21 (IANS) Israeli teenagers reportedly attacked two off-duty soldiers because they believed the soldiers were Arabs, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIADMK to meet to sack Sasikala as party chief
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The AIADMK General Council will be convened to expel V.K. Sasikala, a close aide of the late J. Jayalalithaa, as General Secretary, a senior leader owing allegiance to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mammography from 40 may reduce breast cancer deaths by 40%
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Starting annual screening for breast cancer from age 40 may help reduce deaths due to the disease by nearly 40 per cent, researchers say.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Videocon 'Metal Pro 2' launched at Rs 6,999
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Videocon Mobiles on Monday launched an affordable "Metal Pro 2" smartphone with 2GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system for Rs 6,999.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Malayalam director's new film has American soccer as backdrop
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Award winning filmmaker Rajeevnath says his next film has American soccer as the backdrop.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Sports
HCL Infosystems confirms distribution of Apple products in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) HCL Infosystems on Monday announced that it has signed a distributor agreement with Apple for iPhones and other products in India.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kolhapur theatre troupe hopes to take Marathi 'Hamlet' pan-India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Language is no barrier for William Shakespeare's work, avers Kolhapur-based Mandar Bhanage, who is trying to raise funds to take his Marathi production of The Bard's "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" to a wider audience. He says lack of funds is crippling the theatre industry in the country, where there's a pool of stage talent.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
10 sailors missing after US destroyer collision near Singapore
Singapore, Aug 21 (IANS) Ten US Navy sailors were missing and five were injured after a US Navy guided missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday, officials said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Defence/Security
'Toilet...' has larger purpose: Bhumi on film's success
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar, whose latest film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" has raked in over Rs 100 crore at the Indian box office, is happy about the feat, but says the film had a larger purpose than just the economics.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sachhin Chhabra's 'lucky' Bollywood debut with 'The Rally'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Sachhin Chhabra, best known for his roles in shows like "Ek Ghar Banaunga", "Niyati" and "Meri Doli Tere Angana Season 2", is making his Bollywood debut with "The Rally". He considers himself lucky as the movie will release on the occasion of "Ganesh Chaturthi" on Friday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AIADMK factions finally merge, Paneerselvam is Deputy CM (Evening Lead)
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Six months after breaking up following the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O. Panneerselvam made the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and party Coordinator while the AIADMK decided to sack the now jailed V.K. Sasikala as General Secretary.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Venkaiah Naidu advises Telangana, Andhra to promote Telugu
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday advised both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to make Telugu the language of administration as well as a compulsory subject for people to get government jobs.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Would love to see a 'Mr. India' sequel: Shekhar Kapur
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, whose 1987 movie "Mr. India" has passed the test of time generation after generation, says he would love to see a sequel directed by someone with a fresh perspective.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Digital advertising spend in India to touch Rs 9,700 crore by end-2017
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The digital advertising spend in India is expected to continue at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 per cent to touch Rs 9,700 crore by December 2017, a recent study said here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'352 km Mizoram NH to boost ties with Myanmar; provide new trade route'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Aiming to strengthen India's geo-strategic stand and transform the northeastern region into an economic powerhouse, the Centre has cleared a Rs 6,167 crore upgrade of a 352-km National Highway (NH) in Mizoram that will improve economic connectivity to Myanmar as also create an alternate trade route for mainland traders doing business in the northeast.
2017-08-21
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Indian network launches English TV show in US
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), a worldwide content company, has launched its first English language South Asian reality show, "Made In America".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Doklam issue will be resolved 'very soon', says Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Doklam border dispute between India and China will be resolved "very soon", Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Song on Koch Rajbongshi of Assam
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Assamese musician Joi Barua will soon unveil a song which is a tribute to Koch Rajbongshi, an indigenous community of Assam.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Artistes are endangered species in Pakistan: Salman Ahmad
Lahore, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistani sufi rock band Junoon's frontman Salman Ahmad says Pakistan is a country where artistes are an endangered species.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Neetu Wadhwa to appear in 'Kumkum Bhagya' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Neetu Wadhwa will next be seen in a dance sequence in popular TV show "Kumkum Bhagya".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Panneerselvam to be TN Deputy Chief Minister
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam will be sworn in Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister, it was announced on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
WhatsApp 'excited' about digital projects in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Day after the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on WhatsApp was spotted in the Google Play Beta Programme, a top WhatsApp executive says the mobile messaging app is excited about the government's digitisation drive and the future projects in the country.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Hotel fire in Mecca causes alarm
Riyadh, Aug 21 (IANS) A fire broke out in a hotel in the Saudi city Mecca on Monday, sparking alarm among Haj pilgrims, an official said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global cues, selling pressure pull equity indices lower
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in index heavyweights such as Infosys, ONGC and Tata Motors among others pulled the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty 50 and the BSE Sensex -- lower on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Supporting Trump a 'suicidal act', N. Korea tells Australia
Pyongyang, Aug 21 (IANS) North Korea has warned Australia that it has committed a "suicidal act" by committing its troops to help the US in any conflict over Pyongyang's nuclear programme and by joining military exercises with US and South Korean forces.
2017-08-21
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Move to allow plastic bottles in US parks slammed
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US administration's decision to reverse a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in some of Americas national parks shows "the corporate agenda is king and people and the environment are left behind", campaigners have said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Pune City sign Brazilian winger Marcelinho
Pune, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City on Monday secured the services of 2016 edition's golden boot winner Marcelinho.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Contribute for Bihar flood relief: Aamir
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan on Monday urged people to contribute towards the Bihar Chief Minister's Relief Fund in view of the devastating floods.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pliskova remains on top of WTA rankings, Muguruza moves up
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova remained at the top of the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 6,390 points, while Spain's Garbiñe Muguruza climbed to the third place from the sixth spot.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Hunt for Barcelona attacker extended across Europe
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) The hunt for the driver who killed 13 people in the Barcelona attack has been extended across Europe, a Spanish government official said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gujarat, Pune battle for Zone A supremacy in PKL (Preview)
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The stage is set for the top two Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Zone A sides -- Gujarat Fortunegiants and Puneri Paltan -- to showcase their dominance in the group when they face off at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Shah's Tamil Nadu visit postponed
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah's planned visit to Tamil Nadu from Tuesday has been deferred, a party leader said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taliban stone to death man in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) Taliban militants have stoned to death a man on charges of having extra-marital relations with a woman in Afghanistan's Badakshan province, an official said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aamir introduces 'secret singer' of 'Secret Superstar'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Monday introduced new singing talent Meghna Mishra, who has lent her voice for the upcoming film "Secret Superstar", featuring young actress Zaira Wasim.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government going soft in terror cases: Owaisi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday accused the Modi government of "going soft" on terror cases after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Jay Sean owns over 300 shoes
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Jay Sean is obsessed with footwear and he owns over 300 shoes.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Taliban overruns key district in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) Taliban militants on Monday overrun Kham Ab district in Afghanistan's Jawzjan province along the border with Turkmenistan, an official said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Nadal tops ATP rankings for first time in 3 years
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has regained the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings for the first time since July 2014, the ATP said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
AIADMK factions finally merge
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The two factions of the AIADMK on Monday merged, six months after they split following the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IBM Watson to digitally power Metro Shoes
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Global tech firm IBM on Monday teamed up with India's footwear brand Metro Shoes Ltd to provide a digital commerce platform powered by 'Watson Customer Engagement' hosted on Cloud.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Jhingan deserves to play in better football leagues, says coach
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Ahead of the clash between India and St Kitts & Nevis in the tri-nation series, host country coach Stephen Constantine on Monday heaped praise on new captain Sandesh Jhingan and said the defender deserves to play in bigger leagues.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Geelani seeks 'insaniyat, Kashmiriyat, jamhooriyat' to resolve Kashmir issue
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has sought "insaniyat", Kashmiriyat" and "jamhooriyat" to resolve the Kashmir dispute -- ideas he derided when then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee propagated them in 2003.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kamal Hassan takes jibe at AIADMK factions
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Kamal Hassan on Monday took a jibe at the coming together of the two AIADMK factions, saying it amounts to fooling the people.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Portronics 'Electropen 4': Affordable device to draw, write 'digitally' (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) When was the last time you drew something beautiful on a piece of paper but failed to share it with friends on social media?
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
TN CM, Panneerselvam reach AIADMK headquarters
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswamy and his predecessor O. Panneerselvam reached the AIADMK headquarters here on Monday, taking the most decisive step in the merger of the two factions of the party that split after J. Jayalalithaa died.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Disenfranchise 'Vande Mataram' opponents: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Monday demanded that Muslims who oppose the singing of "Vande Mataram" should be treated as "anti-nationals" and "disenfranchised".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Kylie Jenner breaks silence on Tyga split
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner broke up with rapper Tyga because she was too young to be in a serious relationship.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China blames Indian troops for Ladakh scuffle
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) China on Monday blamed Indian troops for a scuffle between the two Armies in Ladakh sector and said it had complained to New Delhi.
2017-08-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Wanted gangster arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A gangster wanted for the murder of a criminal in a city court earlier this year has been arrested here, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah's Goa airport meet isolated occurrence: AAI
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday disposed a plea filed against BJP chief Amit Shah's public meeting at the Goa Airport, after the Airport Authority of India said that the July 1 incident was an "isolated occurrence" and such would never be repeated.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tejashwi, Rabri demand Nitish's resignation over Srijan scam
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) The opposition RJD on Monday disrupted proceedings in the Bihar assembly, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for their involvement in Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barun Sobti likes relaxed birthdays
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Barun Sobti, who turned a year older on Monday, says he likes to celebrate his birthday in a relaxed manner with his family.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Project with brother may happen next year: Dhanush
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, currently basking in the success of Tamil action-drama "VIP 2", says he may reunite with his filmmaker brother Selvaraghavan next year for a project.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Seoul urges Pyongyang not to resort to provocation
Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged North Korea not to resort to any provocation as a joint war game with the US kicked off.
2017-08-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Denzel Washington to return to Broadway
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Denzel Washington is set to make his Broadway return next year with Eugene ONeills "The Iceman Cometh".
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mamata tours flood-hit Bengal district
Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited Malda district where flood fury continued amid over 50 deaths in the state since July 21.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
116 stranded Muzaffarabad residents to return home
Jammu, Aug 21 (IANS) A total of 116 people who had come from the Pakistan-administered Kashmir and got stranded in Jammu and Kashmir will return home on Monday through Kaman Post on the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Negative global cues subdue equity indices
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Negative global cues pulled the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty 50 and the BSE Sensex -- lower during mid-afternoon trade on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
New-Age 8th Gen Intel core processors coming in September
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Chip giant Intel on Monday announced the roll-out of its 8th Gen Intel Core processors for a range of mobile processors designed for thin and light Notebooks and 2-in-1s.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
US gets ready for 1st total solar eclipse in 99 years
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Stargazers in the US are in for a treat on Monday as the country is all set to witness the first total solar eclipse in 99 years.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
New Delhi station searched after bomb threat
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Authorities on Monday searched all incoming and departing trains at the busy New Delhi railway station after an anonymous caller warned a bomb would go off.
2017-08-21
Category: International, India,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Essar Oil closes sale of company to Russia's Rosneft for $12.9 bn
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Ruia brothers-led Essar Oil on Monday announced the closure of the company's sale, including its Vadinar refinery, to Russian state-run Rosneft-led consortium for $12.9 billion.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Shah Rukh Khan to endorse deodorant brand
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in to endorse deodorant brand Denver.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
McDonald's ends franchise pact with Connaught Plaza Restaurants
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) McDonalds India on Monday announced it had terminated its franchise agreement with Vikram Bakshi's Connaught Plaza Restaurants. The 169 restaurants operated by the latter will have to stop using the McDonlad's brand name within 15 days.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Battle of prestige for TDP, YSR Congress in Nandyal by-poll
Nandyal, Aug 21 (IANS) It's a battle of prestige for Andhra Pradesh's ruling TDP and opposition YSR Congress in the by-election for Nandyal assembly constituency scheduled for Wednesday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Scientists identify bacteria that boosts athletic performance
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Tapping into the microbiome of runners and rowers, scientists have identified a bacteria that inhabits their digestive tracts and may aid in athletic performance, a finding that can help develop probiotic bacteria for applications in performance and recovery.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bollywood celebs pay tribute to comedy king Jerry Lewis
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The demise of "The Nutty Professor" star Jerry Lewis at 91 has had Bollywood celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Madhur Bhandarkar revisiting their memories of the legend, who made generations laugh with his talent.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
TCS' arm to deploy digital learning platform for ICSI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) TCS iON, a business unit of IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), on Monday announced its partnership with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) to help foster digital learning opportunities for students.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Hollywood mourns 'Beatle of comedy' Jerry Lewis
Las Vegas, Aug 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Martin Scorsese and actors like Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn and Jim Carrey have expressed condolences to the family of the late comedic icon Jerry Lewis. He was 91.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Traffic restored on disrupted UP rail section
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The railways said traffic was restored early on Monday on the Meerut-Muzaffarnagar-Shaharanpur section in Uttar Pradesh where the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed on Saturday evening.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Qantas chief urges Australia to back same-sex marriage
Canberra, Aug 21 (IANS) Australian flag carrier Qantas' CEO Alan Joyce on Monday urged the country to support same-sex marriage in a looming postal vote, the media reported.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights
Purohit gets bail in Malegaon case - after nine years in jail
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to former Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast which killed seven people after he had spent nine years in prison.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Future of music in India is bright: Daler Mehndi
Noida, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Daler Mehndi, who judged season 9 of Radio City "Super Singer", says the future of music in the country is bright.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Cambridge University Press to face boycott over China censorship
London, Aug 21 (IANS) The Cambridge University Press (CUP) must reject China's "disturbing" censorship demands or face a potential boycott of its publications, academics have warned.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Amid Doklam standoff, Nepal PM to visit India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In what will be his first foreign trip after assuming office in June this year, Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will arrive in India on August 23 on a five-day visit, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Salman Khan in Britain after a decade
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who is in Britain for his Da-Bangg Tour, says he is visiting the country after a decade.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PKL: Under-pressure UP Yoddha eyeing first win in home leg (Preview)
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) On the backfoot after three consecutive defeats in the home leg, hosts UP Yoddha will aim for a turnaround in their fortunes when they face a formidable Bengal Warriors in a Zone B clash of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 here on Tuesday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
'Anando Brahma' to be remade in multiple languages
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Director Mahi Raghav says remake talks have been initiated for the remake of his latest Telugu release "Anando Brahma", a horror comedy which stars Taapsee Pannu in the lead, in multiple languages.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Gained 20 kg for 'Okkadu Migiladu': Manchu Manoj
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Manchu Manoj, who will be seen playing a Sri Lankan leader in his upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual "Okkadu Migiladu", gained 20 kg to play his part and later shed 10 kg to play a role in another film.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Pooja Bhatt celebrates eight months of sobriety
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who went public about her drinking problems last year, says she is on the road to recovery and has not touched alcohol in the past eight months.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Film on Arvind Kejriwal passed by FCAT
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) "An Insignificant Man" -- a film documenting the journey of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal -- will get a U/A certificate by the censor board on instructions from the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). The makers are overwhelmed.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Gionee launches 'X1' smartphone at Rs 8,999
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Gionee on Monday launched a new smartphone 'X1' with fingerprint sensor at Rs 8,999.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tech firms call for global ban on autonomous weapons
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) A group of 116 founders of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) companies have called on the UN to ban autonomous weapons, the media reported.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism
Tamannaah, Rana participate in India Day Parade in NY
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) "Baahubali" pair Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia attended the 37th India Day Parade organised by the Federation of Indian Associations here to celebrate India's 71st Independence Day.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
Jharkhand toddler dies as father can't pay for treatment
Ranchi, Aug 21 (IANS) A one-year-old boy died at a hospital here on Monday as his father was short of funds, according to Jharkhand Police.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President in Leh, dedicates visit to soldiers
Leh, Aug 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented the President's Colours award to the Ladakh Scouts on his first visit outside Delhi after taking charge.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Congress demands Kerala minister's removal over nepotism charge
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Monday demanded that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan remove Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who is facing nepotism charges.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Heavy rains hit Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Chandigarh and nearby areas on Monday morning, causing inconvenience to commuters.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Soldier dies of cardiac arrest on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) A soldier died of cardiac arrest on Monday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, Defence Ministry sources said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Sonic attacks in Cuba hit more US, Canadian diplomats
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) A higher number of US and Canadian diplomats along with their families are believed to have been attacked by a mystery sonic weapon in Havana, Cuba, than initially believed, the media reported.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi, Shah to meet BJP-ruled states' CMs
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will on Monday meet Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of the BJP-ruled states to discuss the implementation of the central government's welfare schemes.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Daunting task for Infosys Board finding new CEO: Jefferies
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) The embattled Board of software major Infosys faces a daunting task in finding a suitable Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to succeed technocrat Vishal Sikka who resigned on August 18, US-based global investment bank Jefferies LLC has said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Banking operations to hit on Aug 22 due to nationwide strike
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Banking operations across the country will be affected on Tuesday with around 10 lakh bankers going on strike pressing various demands.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
No ambition to expand borders: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India has never attacked any country and has no ambition to expand its borders, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Danish athlete claims title at Ironman Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Aug 21 (IANS) Michelle Vesterby of Denmark came out the winner at the Ironman triathlon race here.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Athletics
Former BJP MLA's poems take potshots at Goa's caste-elite, stir controversy
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) "Sudhir Sukta", a collection of poems by a former BJP legislator, which takes graphic and at times raunchy potshots at the state's influential Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) community, has brought to fore faultlines in Goa's relatively insidious but omnipresent caste hierarchy.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Art/Culture/Books,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Muguruza destroys Halep, Dimitrov downs Kyrgios in Cincinnati finals
Ohio, Aug 21 (IANS) Spanish tennis star Garbiñe Muguruza, the fourth seed, blasted past Romania's Simona Halep in the final at the Premier 5 tennis tourney in Cincinnati, wiping her rival from the court with back-to-back 6-1, 6-0 set wins.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Neymar rejuvenates Paris Saint Germain
Paris, Aug 21 (IANS) Neymar seemed to be everywhere as he rejuvenated French football club Paris Saint Germain in its come-from-behind 6-2 victory over Toulouse, his second match for the squad, this time at the Parc des Princes here.
2017-08-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Australia winner of 2017 FIBA Asia Cup
Beirut, Aug 21 (IANS) Australia was crowned the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 basketball champions following a 79-56 victory over Iran in the final, while South Korea clinched the third place with a win over New Zealand 80-71.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Lebanon,Sports,Other Sports
Cambridge University Press to face boycott over China censorship
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) The Cambridge University Press must reject Chinas "disturbing" censorship demands or face a potential boycott of its publications, academics have warned.
2017-08-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Never thought creativeness to label will take over my film career: Manish Malhotra (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Ace designer Manish Malhotra, who started out as a costume designer in films and has now clocked 27 years in the field, says he never imagined that one day his business of fashion and his creativeness towards his label, will take over his film career.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National
Round-the-world yacht race starts in Liverpool
Liverpool, Aug 21 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people lined the waterfront in the seaport city of Liverpool to watch the start of one of the greatest sea adventures.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports
Monchengladbach win, Frankfurt held in German Bundesliga
Monchengladbach, Aug 21 (IANS) German football club Monchengladbach secured a narrow 1-0 win over Cologne in the 87th Rhine derby, while Frankfurt shared the spoils following a goalless draw with Freiburg at the closer of the Bundesliga's first round.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Nikesha Patel lands cameo in 'Bhaskar Oru Rascal'
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Nikesha Patel has landed a cameo in upcoming Tamil film "Bhaskar Oru Rascal", a remake of Malayalam film "Bhaskar The Rascal".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Microsoft's speech recognition system achieves new milestone
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Microsofts conversational speech recognition system -- designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do -- has reached a 5.1 per cent error rate, its lowest so far.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV record wins in Eredivisie season
The Hague, Aug 21 (IANS) Reigning Dutch football champions Feyenoord posted their second win of the Eredivisie season with Ajax and PSV also getting the three points.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Real Madrid, Barca kick-off with wins as Camp Nou sees emotional night
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) Real Madrid and FC Barcelona both won their opening games of the La Liga football season on what was an especially emotional night in Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium in the wake of Thursday's terrorist attacks which left 13 dead in the city and another in the nearby town of Cambrils.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Cruzeiro keep alive Copa Libertadores qualifying hopes
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (IANS) Cruzeiro moved into the Copa Libertadores qualifying places with a 2-0 home victory over Sport Recife in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Srijan scam accused dies in Bihar hospital
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Mahesh Mandal, one of the accused arrested in the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam in Bihar's Bhagalpur district has died in a hospital, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China to launch world's fastest train in September
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) China will launch the world's fastest train in September which will shorten the travel time between Beijing and Shanghai by more than an hour, authorities said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Daniel and I are hands-on parents: Sunny Leone
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone, who along with her husband Daniel Weber adopted a girl, says they are hands-on parents and keep running after their daughter every day.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Desi Di - A pot-breaking Chennai restaurant (Foodie Trail-Chennai)
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The newly-opened Desi Di is certainly a pot-breaking joint while trying to be a path breaker.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Features,IANS Life
Come together to make India a world leader: 'Super 30' founder
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Anand Kumar, the founder of 'Super 30', on Monday urged Indians to come together to make the country a world leader.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Education,Human Interest/Society
Breastmilk may ward off bacterial infections in babies
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Protective sugars found in breastmilk can help protect babies against bacterial infections, researchers have found.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ex-panchayat member's body found in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) The dead body of a former panchayat member was found in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid Doklam stand-off, Chinese army holds military drill
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Amid escalating tensions over the Doklam stand-off with India, China has conducted a military drill in the western part of the country.
2017-08-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
The amazing tales of inventions that created and run the modern world (Book Review)
Title: Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy; Author: Tim Harford; Publisher: Little, Brown; Pages: 352; Price: Rs 599
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
President on a day's visit to Leh
Leh, Aug 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday arrived here on a day's visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Traffic restored on UP's Meerut-Muzaffarnagar rail section
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The railways said on Monday traffic on the Meerut-Muzaffarnagar-Shaharanpur section in Uttar Pradesh where the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed has been restored.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
SC grants bail to chief Malegaon accused Lt. Col. Purohit
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit (retired), the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast which killed seven people.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Big B calls Prosenjit Chatterjee 'superstar from Bengal'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised Bengali film actor Prosenjit Chatterjee and has tagged him as the "superstar from Bengal".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Myanmar calls for preserving fresh water lake for ecotourism
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 21 (IANS) Myanmar authorities on Monday called for the preservation of the country's largest fresh water Indawgyi lake in Kachin state in order to promote ecotourism.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Vijay asks fans to ignore negativity
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay, who is busy shooting for upcoming film "Mersal", has asked his fans to flush negativity out of their lives.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser who became famous with classics like "The Nutty Professor" and "The Bellboy," has died. He was 91.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
First round of NAFTA talks conclude
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Negotiators from the US, Canada and Mexico have concluded the first round of the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) talks here to redo the three-nation trade pact, the media reported.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Three injured after rocks fall on Hubli Express
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) At least three passengers of the Hubli Express were injured near the Khandala Ghat in Maharashtra when rocks from a mountain fell on the train following a landslide, officials said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Protest in Hong Kong against jailing of pro-democracy leaders
Hong Kong, Aug 21 (IANS) Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against the jailing of three pro-democracy leaders for their involvement in the 2014 anti-government occupation known as the umbrella movement, the media reported.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Monkey-faced piglet born in Cuba
Havana, Aug 21 (IANS) A dark-skinned piglet with a face similar to that of a monkey was born last week in a Cuban town , according to a state media report.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Cuba,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Two AIADMK factions likely to merge on Monday
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Decks are cleared for the merger of two factions in AIADMK -- one led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and the other led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam -- on Monday, said party officials.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
S.Korea, US begin annual military drills
Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) The South Korean and US militaries on Monday began their first major annual military exercise amid threats from North Korea.
2017-08-21
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Key Indian equity indices open flat
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday were trading flat in the morning session.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Partly cloudy Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning here on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, weather officials said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone to be available online from Sep 4
Dubai, Aug 21 (IANS) The 6GB RAM Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone launched for the Indian market at Rs 14,999 will be available exclusively on Amazon from September 4, the company has said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Technology
Searches on at New Delhi station after bomb call
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The New Delhi Railway station authorities along with railway police are carrying out searches in all trains arriving and departing the station following a bomb call on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Odisha utility scripts major fall in power losses in rural areas
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) A private electricity distribution company (discom) is scripting a remarkable story of cutting its aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses in rural Odisha, which remains one of only two states not to have joined the Centre's Uday debt restructuring scheme for the hugely indebted Indian state discoms.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
10 US sailors missing after destroyer collision
Singapore, Aug 21 (IANS) Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel near here on Monday leaving 10 Navy sailors missing and five injured, a statement said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Calvin Klein chose Kate Moss for her 'natural beauty'
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Fashion mogul Calvin Klein's founder Klien himself chose model Kate Moss to star in the brand's beauty campaign because of her natural beauty.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Scientists, tech leaders want to stop 'killer robots'
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Scientists and prominent tech leaders have called for the United Nations (UN) to take action to stop the proliferation of "killer robots."
2017-08-21
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Defence/Security,Technology
Pink forgets song lyrics
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Pink says she needs "four years" to remember lyrics of her songs and it is hard for her to remember them after some time.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US destroyer collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca
Singapore, Aug 21 (IANS) The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC near the east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca on Monday morning.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump to unveil new Afghanistan strategy on Monday night
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The White House said on Sunday that US President Donald Trump would address the nation on his Afghanistan strategy on Monday night.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,International
Kate Beckinsale's 'intense' mother-daughter relationship
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Kate Beckinsale says she shares an "intense" relationship with her 18-year-old daughter Lily.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British Royal Navy warships seize drugs worth $515 million
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Britain's Royal Navy sailors have completed a five-month drug-smuggling operation in the Gulf region and Indian Ocean during which narcotics worth $515 million were captured, the Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Daniel Craig to cut down on dangerous stunts
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Daniel Craig has agreed to cut back on dangerous stunts for the new James Bond movie because his wife is worried he will get hurt.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tourist plane crash in Switzerland kills three
Geneva, Aug 21 (IANS) A small tourist plane crashed in Switzerland on Sunday, killing all the three people on board, police said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reese Witherspoon fears she's 'ruining' her children's lives
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon worries that she is "ruining" her children's lives.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lebanese army advances in battle against IS
Beirut, Aug 21 (IANS) The Lebanese Army's "Dawn of the Outskirts" offensive entered its second day on Sunday as it advanced on positions held by Islamic State (IS) terrorists in two towns.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Lebanon,Terrorism
Espinosa, Johnstone in contention for 'Justice League Dark'
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Filmmakers Daniel Espinosa and Gerard Johnstone are reportedly in the race to helm upcoming film "Justice League Dark".
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Manish Malhotra finale show for LFW high on glamour, Bollywood
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Manish Malhotra closed the winter-festive edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW)with a show that had whose who of Bollywood, including Shabana Azmi, Sridevi Karan Johar, Karishma Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Tiger Shroff cheering for his favourite designer from the front row.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Drone-like object spotted in Delhi, flight operations hit twice (Third Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Flight operations at Delhi airport were briefly halted on Sunday evening after an AirAsia pilot reported sighting a drone-like flying object, sending security agencies into a tizzy, police said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Facebook, WhatsApp will be misused ahead of by-poll, cautions Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) Social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook will be misused extensively ahead of the August 23 by-polls to Panaji assembly constituency, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
CPI-M expresses concern over worsening situation in Bengal hills
Kokata, Aug 21 (IANS) Expressing concern over the worsening situation in the northern West Bengal hills, the CPI-M on Sunday warned the state's Trinamool Congress government that things would become more complicated if it resorted to repression and failed to hold tripartite talks involving the centre and the protestors immediately.
2017-08-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-Werder Bremen midfielder Wesley leaves Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20 (IANS) Former Brazil international midfielder Wesley has parted ways with Sao Paulo amid reports linking him with Brazilian Serie A rivals Sport Recife.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Youth's body found in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) The body of a youth who had been shot dead was found on Sunday at an apple orchard in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Feeling bad without your phone could up anxiety: Study
Seoul, Aug 20 (IANS) Do you tend to panic immediately if your phone runs out of battery or isnt beside you even for a while? Beware, you may develop "nomophobia" that can cause increases in heart rate, anxiety, blood pressure, and unpleasant feelings, researchers warned.
2017-08-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
Bengal hills police stations on high alert after blast
Darjeeling, Aug 20 (IANS) All police stations in the northern West Bengal hills have been put on "high alert" and counter-insurgency strategies are being followed after two major blasts in the past 24 hours in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, police said on Sunday.
2017-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Comedian-actor Dick Gregory dies at 84
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Renowned stand-up comedian, actor and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has passed away. He was 84.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Anando Brahma': Refreshing horror-comedy (Telugu movie review)
Film: "Anando Brahma"; Director: Mahi Raghav; Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Srinivas Reddy, Shakalaka Shankar, Vennela Kishore and Tagubothu Ramesh; Rating: ***1/2
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Mamata pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 73rd birth anniversary.
2017-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Narang focussed on improving Olympic medals tally
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic medallist Gagan Narang has asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India win as many medals as possible in shooting at the 2024 Olympics.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Rishi remembers actors Manorama, Kanhaiyalal
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor remembers late actors Manorama and Kanhaiyalal.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prince William, Harry have cameos in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor John Boyega, who will reprise his role as Finn in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", has confirmed that Prince William and Prince Harry have cameo appearances in the upcoming movie.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UP train derailment toll 24, rescue work ends
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in a horrific train accident in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district was on Sunday put at 24 as officials announced an end to rescue work. At least 156 people were injured and 10 were in critical condition.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Despite the rhetoric, the US can't pull out of Paris pact before Nov 4, 2020 (Comment: Special to IANS)
The world today is "locked" in more ways than one. Brutal inequality, dreadful terrorism, unashamed threats on territorial claims and bullying on nuclear missile attacks have all locked our civilisation in a spiral trajectory of global hazards without any sign of slowing down.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Planters apprehensive about future of Darjeeling tea exports, pin hopes on GI tag
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Amid fears of losing export markets to other nations due to the ongoing unrest in the northern West Bengal hills, Darjeeling's tea planters are hoping that the Geographical Indication (GI) tag will enable them to regain their market share in the future.
2017-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Would love an Indian adaptation of 'Sherlock': Actress Sian Brooke
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Sian Brooke, who surprised many when she entered "Sherlock" as an evil and mentally-disturbed third Holmes named Eurus, is clueless about the future of her character and the British series. But the English actress says she would find it interesting if the globally-loved show gets an Indian version.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Fix responsibility on prima facie evidence: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A day after 24 people were killed in s train derailment in Uttar Pradesh, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that he has directed the Chairman Railway Board (CRB) to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by the evening.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Twitter trolls Trump on 'heel'
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's "covfefe" nightmare recurred when he commented on the anti-fascist protest rally, saying the country will "heel" instead of "heal".
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Technology,Human Interest/Society
From RM to CM: Parrikar trades Tejas for tomatoes, surgical strikes for papad dough
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Until some months ago, as Raksha Mantri, Manohar Parrikar, with his trademark fidgety eloquence, could explain the flaws in the LCA Tejas or confidently hold fort on the now-fabled surgical strikes against Pakistan.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
'Independence was only transfer of power; true freedom is equal access to everything for everyone' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The nation has just celebrated Independence Day with great pomp and fervour -- but does this special occasion evoke similar sentiments among the Dalits living in the country? No, contends author Sujatha Gidla, who was born an "untouchable" and is now creating waves in US literary circles with a provocative memoir capturing the life of her community in India.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar
Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Sunday announced the launch of a military offensive to recover the Tal Afar city from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Facebook community rescues woman from swimming pool
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) A US woman stuck in a swimming pool was rescued by a Facebook group after she asked for help on the social media platform last week.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Global cues, FIIs' fund movement to steer equity markets (Market Outlook)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Global cues and direction of foreign funds' flows are expected to affect the movement of key equity indices during the upcoming week, market observers opined.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Desert warrior, ignored prophet: Lawrence of Arabia's life, legend and legacy (Column: Bookends)
How is history made? From the interplay of political, social and economic forces, decisions made elsewhere or the contested "Great Man" Theory -- the influence of one key man at the right place and time? For the modern Middle East's making and its problems, all seem to play a role, including in explaining what Lawrence of Arabia accomplished -- and the consequences of ignoring his advice.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Art/Culture/Books
23rd Delhi Book Fair to begin from August 26
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Good news for the bibliophiles of the national capital, the Delhi Book Fair is all set to begin from August 26.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Fake news needs the competition: Trump to Bannon
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump wished his former chief strategist Steve Bannon well upon his return to the far-right Breitbart News website, tweeting "Fake News needs the competition", the media reported.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
S. African minister resigns after assaulting woman
Pretoria, Aug 20 (IANS) South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has resigned after allegations that he beat a woman at a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend, media reported on Sunday.
2017-08-20
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 reasons why quizzing is important for students
Many of us in the 40-plus bracket will recall youthful evenings in front of the TV watching students battle it out in the Bournvita Quiz Contest. But since its last episode was aired, there has been no all-India show mounted on such a scale.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology,Education,IANS Life
Trump to skip annual Kennedy Centre Honours
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will not attend the annual Kennedy Centre Honours in December, the White House has announced.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning here on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Neo-Nazis march in Berlin
Berlin, Aug 20 (IANS) Neo-Nazis marched in the streets of the German capital to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, US, the media reported.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Critical Saamna editorial based on 'fake news': Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Shiv Sena mouthpiece "Saamna" editorial which criticised him for his readiness to move back to the Defence Ministry, in case he lost the August 23 Panaji by-poll, was based on "fake news".
2017-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Politics
UP survey of rural women: Want to work, watch news, go to parlours
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) A survey of rural women in Uttar Pradesh, Indias largest state, has shown the rising spiral of their aspirations -- 56 per cent want to work, 67 per cent want to study further, at least five per cent visit a beauty parlour regularly, and at least 10 per cent watch the news on television.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Venezuela invites regional governments for high-level talks
Caracas, Aug 20 (IANS) Venezuela has invited governments from across the Americas that have taken a position on its political processes to gather for high-level talks.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Diplomacy
Wendell Rodricks presents plus size show at LFW Winter/Festive 2017
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Ace designer Wendell Rodricks presented the 'aLL PRIMERO' collection at the plus size show at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here.
2017-08-20
Category: International, India,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
Wendell Rodricks presents plus size show at LFW Winter/Festive 2017
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Ace designer Wendell Rodricks presented the 'aLL PRIMERO' collection at the plus size show at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
AC jackets for Indian Special Forces soon: Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Trials for introducing air-conditioned jackets for the Indian Special Forces soldiers are on, former Defence Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Lana Del Rey announces world tour
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Lana Del Rey has announced a world tour in support of her latest album "Lust For Life".
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
My health is perfect, vested interests spreading rumours: Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that vested interests were spreading rumours about his health, ahead of the August 23 by-polls. He also said that an angioplasty procedure, which he underwent recently to treat a minor block, was being blown out of proportion.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Most Americans say US shouldn't threaten N.Korea with military action
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) A majority of Americans say that the US should not threaten the North Korea with military action, according to a new poll.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lovato raps 'Bodak yellow', Cardi B loves it
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato surprised fans when she belted out the hip-hop song "Bodak yellow", and its original artiste Cardi B is happy with it.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Netanyahu to meet Putin over 'recent development' in Syria
Jerusalem, Aug 20 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia next week to discuss "recent development" in Syria.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Thousands march in US state one week after Charlottesville
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Thousands of people poured onto the streets of Boston to demonstrate against racism and hate, one week after race-related protests turned violent in Charlottesville.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IS claims stabbing attack in Russia
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a knife attack that left seven persons injured in the Russian city of Surgut, media reports said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Roles are hard for me to get: Robert Pattinson
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says he is not as big as Leonardo DiCaprio in Hollywood, and it is difficult for him to get roles.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Israeli forces shoot dead knife-wielding Palestinian teen
Jerusalem, Aug 20 (IANS) A Palestinian teenager who attempted to carry out a knife attack was shot dead by Israeli Border Police in the West Bank, the police said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ethnic wear basics for men
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) There are many options that men can play with while going for ethnic wear. Pathani suit, Jodhpur pants and dhoti are the basics that men should have in their wardrobe, say experts.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
17,000 displaced returned to Mosul in past 2 months: Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) A total of 17,000 Iraqi displaced people have returned to their homes in the eastern part of Mosul in the past two months, government officials said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
China company to build Afghan embassy in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) A leading Chinese company will build the Afghan embassy complex in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad at a cost of nearly $17 million, media reports said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
1 killed, 5 wounded in 3 shootings in US
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) One police officer was killed and 5 others wounded in three separate shootings in US states of Florida and Pennsylvania, authorities said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beckinsale 'quite' likes being scared
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Kate Beckinsale says it's scary to be alone for the first time in 20 years as her daughter Lily prepares to go to university. But that's not necessarily a bad thing for her.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Spain maintains alert level with reinforced security measures
Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) The Spanish government decided to maintain its anti-terrorism alert level at 4 but pledged to reinforce security measures at the same time, the Interior Ministry said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jay Z admits he has 'real problem? with Kanye
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Rapper-record producer Jay Z has revealed what led to the fallout with his former best friend and rapper Kanye West.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
North Korea accuses Japan of planning cyberspace war
Pyongyang, Aug 20 (IANS) North Korea accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military under the pretext of self-defence, the media reported.
2017-08-20
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Diplomacy
Constitute enquiry panel on Darjeeling blast: GJM to Rajnath
Darjeeling, Aug 20 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to constitute a high level enquiry committee involving the National Investigative Agency under Supreme Court monitoring into the Darjeeling blast.
2017-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Iraqi forces kill 66 IS militants near Mosul
Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) The Iraqi forces killed 66 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers,near the city of Mosul in Iraq, defence officials said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
One dead, two injured in twin bomb blasts in Bengal hills
Darjeeling, Aug 19 (IANS) A civic volunteer died, and two others were injured in a blast in northern West Bengal's Kalimpong police station on Saturday night, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not focusing on films at the moment: Pernia
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Fashion entrepreneur and stylist Pernia Qureshi, who made her Bollywood debut with Muzaffar Ali's "Jaanisaar", says that she is not focusing on movies currently as she has other priorities.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
16-yr-old attempts suicide in Delhi, police probing Blue Whale angle
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A 16-year-old student attempted suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of his house here but is now stable, police said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' crosses Rs 100 crore in India
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Hindi film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", which attempts to spread the message of eradicating open defecation in an entertaining vein, surpassed the Rs 100 crore on the eighth day since its release in India, its makers said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Flood situation deteriorates in Bengal's Malda and South Dinajpur
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Notwithstanding an overall improvement in the flood scenario in northern West Bengal due to the reduced rainfall, the situation deteriorated in parts of Malda and South Dinajpur districts on Saturday, as reports of affected people looting relief materials came from a couple of places.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana Steelers sneak past UP Yoddha in PKL
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Haryana Steelers edged past hosts UP Yoddha 36-29 in an inter zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (IPL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Saiyami Kher turns show stopping bride for Nachiket Barve at LFW (Lead, correcting model's name)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Designer Nachiket Barve collaborated with Lakme Salon's backstage experts to showcase the modern Indian bride through sheer timeless beauty of Greco-Roman goddesses - with Saiyami Kher as the show stopper, as he brought alive the theme of "Eternal Luminance" at the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Safety should always be railways' number one priority: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Condoling the death of 23 people in the railway accident in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said safety should be the number one priority of the Indian Railways.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
23 dead, 40 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh (Intro Roundup)
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and at least 40 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cow protection for BJP means killing of minority people: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP on cow protection and said for the ruling party it means "killing of minority people".
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Siyami Kher turns show stopping bride for Nachiket Barve at LFW
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Designer Nachiket Barve collaborated with Lakme Salon's backstage experts to showcase the modern Indian bride through sheer timeless beauty of Greco-Roman goddesses - with Siyami Kher as the show stopper, as he brought alive the theme of "Eternal Luminance" at the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata, Modi governments now battle over observance of Teachers Day
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Days after clashing with the BJP-led central government over the format for celebrating independence Day in educational institutions, West Bengal's Mamata Baneerjee regime is again on a collision course with the centre over observance of Teachers Day on September 5.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Two 'Mahakali' actors die in road accident
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actors Gagan Kang and Arjit Lavania, known for their stint on television show "Mahakali-Anth Hi Aarambh Hai", died on Saturday in a road accident, a police official said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Time to include India in global fashion plan: Designer Manish Arora (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Known for working with a riot of colours and psychedelic prints to produce quirky designs loved all around, ace designer Manish Arora says it is the time when India should not be separated from the world in terms of fashion as the customer has become global.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Football: India rally to beat Mauritius 2-1 in Tri-Nation opener
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) India came back from a goal down to edge past Mauritius 2-1 in their first game of the Tri-Nation football tournament here at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
AI cabin crew member held for smuggling marijuana
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An Air India (AI) cabin crew member has been arrested in connection with smuggling marijuana on an AI flight, officials said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
259 died in 27 rail accidents since 2014: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the railways security record, noting that ever since it came to power in 2014, 259 passengers have died and 899 were injured in 27 rail accidents.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Video surfaces of Indian-Chinese soldiers' scuffle in Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Days after Indian and Chinese troops got involved in a shuffle in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, a video of the stone pelting surfaced on Saturday, but army sources however said they cannot confirm its authenticity.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Growing numbers of cardiac patients in 30-40 age group in India
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Cardiologists attending a global conference here have voiced concern over the growing numbers of cardiac patients in the age group of 30-40 years in India.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sikka's exit from Infosys unfortunate but not unexpected: Experts
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) A day after the dramatic departure of technocrat Vishal Sikka as Chief Executive of Infosys, industry experts on Saturday said while his exit was unfortunate, it was not unexpected as he became an unintended victim of the boardroom battles with the co-founders.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Telugu Titans pip U Mumba in PKL
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Telugu Titans overcame some nervy moments to beat former champions U Mumba 37-32 in an inter-zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
NF railway hopes to restore full connectivity by Aug 28
Maligaon/Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) With the flood fury continuing in West Bengal and Bihar, train services on Northeast Frontier Railway were still in disarray, as its network still remained breached in Bihar's Kishanganj, Katihar and Araria districts and full connectivity could not be restored before August 28, a release said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress targets Gujarat government for defending Amin, Barot
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP government in Gujarat for defending retired police officers N.K. Amin and Tarun Barot, who resigned after the Supreme Court asked the state to take a call on their fate or else it would decide.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
23 dead, 400 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh (Roundup)
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and 400 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prabhu announces ex-gratia for train accident victims
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who died in the train accident near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonia, Rahul express grief on Muzaffarnagar train accident
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday expressed shock and pain at the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar, which left at least 13 persons dead.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi condoles death in Utkal Express derailment
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of people caused by the derailment of Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
River interlinking will reduce impact of floods: Uma Bharti
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday reviewed the flood situation in different parts of the country and said that long-term solution to mitigate impact of floods and drought lies in interlinking rivers besides building large storages.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Civic bodies seize 250 kg of banned polythene
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A week after the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order to ban plastic bags less than 50 micron thickness in Delhi, the civic bodies on Saturday claimed to have seized about 250 kilos of them here.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
13 dead, scores injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh (Third Lead)
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and scores injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gorakhpur deaths government-made tragedy: Rahul Gandhi
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met a few of the families who lost their children in the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy to express sympathies and said it was a "government-made tragedy" since the deaths occurred due to lack of oxygen.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
BJP leaders delaying Delhi flyover work for commission: AAP
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday alleged that BJP leaders have been delaying the work on the Rani Jhansi Flyover here, to shoot up project costs to get more commission.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manchester United thrash Swansea 4-0
Swansea (United Kingdom), Aug 19 (IANS) Manchester United continued their good start in the English Premier League (EPL) football season as they thrashed hosts Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Dhopade leads National Challengers Chess meet
Ahmedabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade maintained his lead after beating youngster Udit Kamdar in the ninth round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at the Karnavati Club on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Congress hits out at Adityanath's 'picnic spot' statement
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's remark that people in Delhi are trying to make Gorakhpur a picnic spot, terming it an insult to the children who died in hospital due to lack of oxygen.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woman set afire by in-laws dies, husband among three held
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A young woman set afire by her husband and in-laws over dowry died here on Saturday and three persons have been arrested in the case, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
74th National Open Water Swimming meet in Murshidabad from August 27
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Competitors from Bangladesh, Spain and Thailand, alongside India, will take part in the 74th edition of the National Open Water Swimming Competition slated to get underway in Bengal's Murshidabad district from August 27, it was announced on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Hunt continues for van driver in Barcelona attack
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) An international manhunt was underway on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 persons in Barcelona and injured over a hundred people.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UoN, TTA join hands to launch PG course
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) The University of Nottingham (UoN) on Saturday launched the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) (PGCEi) for teacher education in partnership with the TISB Training Academy (TTA)
2017-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Four dead, 20 injured in train accident in Muzaffarnagar
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) At least four persons died and more than 20 were injured, some critically, when six coaches of the Haridwar-bound Kalinga Utkal Express derailed at Khatauli, 24 km from Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kohli hints at playing Kuldeep, Yuzvendra in 1st ODI vs Sri Lanka
Dambulla, Aug 19 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hinted at playing left-arm wrist (chinaman) spinner Kuldeep Yadav and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Guatemala,Sports,Cricket
116 stranded cross-LoC passengers to travel home on Aug 21
Jammu, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 116 stranded residents of Pakistan-administered Kashmir will travel home on Monday, officials said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ghosh-Sathiyan enter Bulgaria Open final
Panagyurishte (Bulgaria), Aug 19 (IANS) The Indian pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G. Sathiyan defeated compatriots Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty to enter the men's doubles final at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open table tennis tournament here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Chelsea need time to fight in Champions League, says coach Conte
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Chelsea coach Antonio Conte reckoned that the English Premier League (EPL) title holders will need time to be competitive in European Champions League football.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Nine Chhattisgarh officials suspended over cow deaths
Raipur, Aug 19 (IANS) In the wake of the uproar over the death of 250 cows in Durg and Bemetra districts of Chhattisgarh, nine officials of the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry department have been suspended and issued show-cause notices, officials said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Eden India-Australia ODI tickets to cost more post GST
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Ticket prices for the One-Day International tie between India and Australia next month will be hiked due to the 28 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) being levied post July 1.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bomb blast in Darjeeling, Gurung booked
Darjeeling, Aug 19 (IANS) A bomb blast occurred in the heart of West Bengal's hill town of Darjeeling damaging a few shops early on Saturday, following which police booked three top GJM leaders including its chief Bimal Gurung under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN urges protection for civilians in armed conflict
New York, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) Civilians in a conflict are not a target, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a special event on Saturday marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people living in war zones.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Home buyers hold candlelight march against Amrapali group
Noida, Aug 19 (IANS) Hundreds of home buyers of Amrapali Group on Saturday held a candlelight march in Noida demanding action against the builder who has failed to deliver their homes years after the promised deadline.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
It won't be easy for Australia to beat hosts India: Ganguly
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said Australia will find it difficult to beat India at home when the visitors, without pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, come calling in September for five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20s (T20Is).
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Italy on security alert following Spain terror attacks
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Italy was on security alert on Saturday in the wake of Spain's double terror attacks that left at least 14 people dead, including three Italian nationals.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ethiopia to host global meet on maternal, child health
Rabat, Aug 19 (IANS/MAP) Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme "Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival".
2017-08-19
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Rain brings respite, mercury drops 9 degrees in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Rain in the national capital on Saturday brought the mercury down by nine degrees Celsius with the maximum temperature recorded at 29.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sierra Leone mudslides, floods death toll rises to 467
Freetown, Aug 19 (IANS) The death toll in the mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone has climbed to 467 and is expected to rise further, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Sierra Leone,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
JD-U hints at action against Sharad if he attends RJD rally (Roundup)
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) On a day the party decided to join the NDA, rival groups of the Janata Dal-United were on the war path on Saturday with the faction headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar virtually putting Sharad Yadav on notice, daring him to split the party and face action.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
GST return filing date extended till Aug 25
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday announced a five-day extension for filing GST returns till August 25, after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return filing portal was hit by a technical glitch and stopped functioning, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kerala CM assures young entrepreneurs of all support
Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Kerala government will focus more on promoting young and budding entrepreneurs with policy and other necessary support, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Woman killed, four thrashed in Jharkhand over braid-snipping
Ranchi, Aug 19 (IANS) A woman beggar was beaten to death on Saturday and four others were brutally assaulted by villagers in Jharkhand's Sahebganj district on suspicion of being 'choti-katwa' or braid-cutters, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 coaches of Utkal Express derails in UP, 20 injured
New Delhi/Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) At lest 20 people were injured after six coaches of the Utkal Express derailed near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nawazuddin considers himself 'highest paid' actor in Bollywood
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he feels he is presently the highest paid actor in Bollywood in terms of acting.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nitish Kumar challenges Sharad Yadav to split JD-U
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday challenged rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav to split the party after the latter did not attend the national executive meeting of the party and held a parallel meeting here.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Turkish born, German writer arrested in Spain
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Turkish-born German writer Dogan Akhanli was arrested in the Spanish city of Granada on Saturday by police fulfilling an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol in response to a request by authorities in Turkey.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NDA regime committed to empowering minorities sans appeasement: Naqvi
Gandhinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance Government treated every section of the society equally and was committed to minorities' empowerment with dignity but "without appeasement".
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Apple Watch 'Series 3' enters final testing phase
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) It seems like Apple could release its upcoming smartwatch soon as Taiwan-based "Quanta Computer" -- an integral part of the Cupertino-based company's supply chain -- is ramping up to begin manufacturing the Apple Watch "Series 3".
2017-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' laid to rest in Karachi
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) A state funeral was held in Karachi on Saturday for Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and earned international acclaim as the country's "Mother Teresa".
2017-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Politics,Human Interest/Society
GST return filing deadline extended by 5 days
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday announced a five-day extension for filing GST returns till August 25, after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return filing portal was hit by a technical glitch and stopped functioning, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Clean chit to Amarinder; vigilance closure report hearing on September 2
Ludhiana, Aug 19 (IANS) The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Saturday moved a closure report in a local court in the Ludhiana City Centre scam, in which Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his son Raninder Singh were among the accused.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Over 30 lakh LED street lights installed, 50k of roads illuminated'
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday said that the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has achieved installation of over 30 lakh LED street lights across the country to illuminate 50,000 km of road.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'VIP 2 (Lalkar)': What's Kajol doing in a film as silly as this? (Review)
Film: "VIP 2 (Lalkar)"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol; Rating: *1/2
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Traders face problems as GST filing site stops functioning
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Traders across the country faced problems on Saturday as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return filing website stopped functioning due to a technical snag, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Search operation carried out in Kashmir's Shopian, no militants found
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Security forces on Saturday carried out massive searches in nearly a dozen villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district but did not find any militants during the operation, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nitish Kumar-led JD-U faction joins NDA
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United faction led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday passed a resolution at the party's national executive meeting here to formally join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Four antique idols recovered in Himachal, two Nepalese held
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the Himachal Pradesh Police on Saturday recovered four antique 'ashtdhatu' idols, valued at several crores in the international market, which had been stolen from a historic temple in Shimla district and arrested two Nepalese.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Narang focused on grassroots in search of Olympic shooting medals (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former star shooter Gagan Narang on Saturday asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India maximise the shooting medal tally at the 2020 Olympics.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Will outspoken Prasad be around till 2019 World Cup? (Column: Just Sport)
Selectors put Dhoni on notice, screamed a headline. Another one clarified that the chief selector Mannava Srikanth Prasad has only stated that if Dhoni is not delivering, then the selectors will have to look at alternatives.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Don't want to look sloppy while stepping out: Vaani Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor, who walked the ramp for designer duo Sonam and Paras Modi at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/ Festive 2017 here, says she always tries to be true to her personality while dressing up, but never steps out of her house looking sloppy.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iran: Trump slow to condemn racism at home
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday said that US President Donald Trump is slow to condemn racism in the US.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Wait to judge effectiveness of mechanism on bad debts: Jaitley
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world and one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to deal with the issue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Passenger train derails in Muzaffarnagar, rescue operations on
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Four coaches of the Kalinga-Utkal Express went off the tracks in Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There's always been racism, there always will be: Ali Fazal
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who plays one of the title roles in Stephen Frears' directorial "Victoria and Abdul" with veteran actor Judi Dench, believes racism has always existed and it will continue to exist in future too. But he says he is one of the lucky few to have never experienced it.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Bombay HC aids man suffering from rare genetic disorder
Nagpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has rushed to aid a 26-year old man suffering from a rare genetic disorder by directing the government and BSNL to pay for his treatment requiring over Rs 2 crore per annum, his lawyer said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Bopanna, Sania crash out of Cincinnati Masters
Mason (Ohio), Aug 19 (IANS) Indian stars Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza crashed out of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament after losing their respective doubles matches here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Michigan,Sports,Tennis
Lemon was a luxury item for ancient Romans: Study
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) The humble citrus fruit lemon, a cash crop, was introduced in ancient Rome from Israel and was once considered an item of luxury as well as a status symbol for the ruling elite, a study has found.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Laser-based tool may help detect heart attack, stroke risk early
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) A new diagnostic tool that uses near-infrared light to visualise the fatty build-up in the arteries, may help in the early detection of patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
7 injured in Russia knife attack
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS) At least seven persons were injured in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut on Saturday, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan forces foil Taliban's offensive, 70 militants killed
Kandahar, Aug 19 (IANS) As many as 70 Taliban militants were killed and scores injured after Afghan aircraft dropped bombs on a militant convoy in Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gen Next designers find inspiration in Johnnie Walker's striding man
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Three Gen Next designers Asa Kazingmei, Abhishek Paatni and Ajay Kumar presented a specially curated limited edition capsule collection inspired by Johnnie Walker's iconic striding man on the fourth day of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I'm a huge fan of the horror genre: Akshay Oberoi
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi says he is a huge fan of the horror genre, and is always looking out for a nice horror movie.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Both AIADMK factions strike merger note, say will happen in 2 days (Roundup)
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Notwithstanding differences, both the factions of the AIADMK on Saturday expressed confidence over their merger in two days, but a leader of the group led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam maintained that expulsion of V.K. Sasikala from the party was a basic requirement before they can come together.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Singapore firm's $150 mn fund to be invested in India, China
Singapore, Aug 19 (IANS) Singapore-based investment banking and advisory firm Midas Investments Consulting has launched a $150 million fund. The Midas Global Media Opportunities fund will have a primary geographic focus on India and China.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz
PTI challenges acceptance of Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers
Lahore, Aug 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday challenged in the Lahore High Court a returning officer's acceptance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers for the upcoming NA-120 elections.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Valencia, Leganes open La Liga season with wins
Valencia (Spain), Aug 19 (IANS) Valencia and Leganes share the lead in the La Liga football championship after winning their respective matches by identical 1-0 scores on the first day of the 2017-2018 football season.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
PDP activist killed by militants
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) An activist of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was shot dead by militants in the state's Anantnag district on Saturday, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit
Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) Japan on Saturday launched a rocket and put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech,Technology
Government on right track in J&K: Amit Shah
Bhopal, Aug 19 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the Centre was handling the Jammu and Kashmir situation seriously and was on the right track since its actions had shown "very good results".
2017-08-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Success begins with fitness: Soni Singh (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Soni Singh believes that a star's success begins with his or her fitness.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gorakhpur deaths: Rahul meets bereaved families, expresses sympathy
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met some bereaved families of children who died at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College last week and expressed his sympathies.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Uzbek Foreign Minister to visit India
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will lead a high-level delegation on a four-day visit to India starting from August 20, the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Be cautious of hostile forces: Minister
Gandhinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Asserting that the government was committed to empower minorities with dignity, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday urged people to be cautious of hostile forces trying to disturb an atmosphere of trust and development.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
N. Korea urges Latin American countries not to break ties with it
Seoul, Aug 19 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday urged several Latin American countries not to break ties with it and criticised a recent petition by Washington asking them not to have any relations with Pyongyang.
2017-08-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Bayern overpower Leverkusen in Bundesliga season opener
Munich, Aug 19 (IANS) Defending champions Bayern Munich started with a 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at the kick-off of the 55th Bundesliga football season.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
India aim to carry Test domination against Sri Lanka into ODIs (Preview)
Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 19 (IANS) Fresh from a 3-0 Test cricket series whitewash over Sri Lanka, India will aim to continue with their ruthless approach as the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series begins at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Guatemala,Sports,Cricket
Court pulls Delhi Police for delaying de-sealing room where Pushkar died
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A court here on Saturday pulled up Delhi Police for the delay in de-sealing of Room 345 of Hotel Leela Palace where former union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in January 2014.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Syrian army, Hezbollah launch offensive against IS
Damascus, Aug 19 (IANS) The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah group on Saturday launched an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) militants in the Qalamoun region, in tandem with an operation by the Lebanese army on the Lebanese side of the border against the IS, the military said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Amit Shah pulls up BJP's MP unit for lack of grassroots organisation
Bhopal, Aug 19 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday raised questions on the working style of party units in Madhya Pradesh and expressed his ire over lack of grassroots level organisation in the state.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Monchengladbach re-sign striker Bobadilla
Berlin, Aug 19 (IANS) Borussia Monchengladbach have re-signed striker Raul Bobadilla from Augsburg on a two-year deal.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
24-yr-old woman set on fire by husband, in-laws dies
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman died here on Saturday after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband and in-laws, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madonna shares first family portrait with her six kids
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Madonna has for the first time ever shared her family photo featuring all six of her children from her 59th birthday party.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz
JD-U hints at action against Sharad if he attends RJD rally
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday virtually put rebel leader Sharad Yadav on notice, hinting at action against him if he attends the RJD rally on August 27.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate reappears in video
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) The widow of Chinese activist and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has appeared for the first time since her husbands funeral in an online video in which she asked for more time to mourn.
2017-08-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Finland stabbings a terror attack: Police
Helsinki, Aug 19 (IANS) The stabbings in the Finnish city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured are being treated as acts of terror, police said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Finland,Politics,Terrorism
Boateng joins Eintracht Frankfurt
Frankfurt (Germany), Aug 19 (IANS) Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has inked a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt, the German top division football club announced.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Priyanka Chopra's late night troubles (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says sleep is evading her, and she can't decode the reason behind it.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Japanese fashion brand Miniso makes India foray
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Japanese fast-fashion brand Miniso put its foot in India with its first store at a mall here. Its officials are eyeing 10,000 crore revenue in two years.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Seriously ill' Charli XCX cancels shows in Japan
Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Charli XCX says that she has been forced to terminate two concerts in Japan on doctors orders.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz
Ruckus over 'Vande Mataram' in Maharashtra civic body
Aurangabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Two AIMIM corporators were suspended amid a ruckus after they refused to stand up when 'Vande Mataram' was sung at the start of the day's proceedings in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Privacy issues haunt Bihar's flood-hit women
Katihar/Kishanganj (Bihar), Aug 19 (IANS) Even as over 10 million people uprooted by the floods in 15 districts of Bihar grapple with survival issues amid inadequate relief, the womenfolk face problems of another kind -- privacy issues amid inhuman living conditions.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to maximum number of people: President
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to as many people as possible and an updated website can ensure that more and more people can be part of its online community.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will help Neymar become best in the world, says PSG coach Emery
Paris, Aug 19 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said new signing Neymar has the potential to become the best footballer in the world and he will help him in the quest.
2017-08-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Need of the hour is to keep the core of Infosys intact (Comment: Special to IANS)
Vishal Sikkas exit from Infosys seems to have been accentuated by the streak of comments made by co-founder N.R. Narayan Murthy. The comments bordered on complaints, raising issues of corporate governance and at time accusations. The episode, like a soap opera with significant twists and turns, has been played in public glare over the last few months.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Kyrgios ousts Nadal from Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati, Aug 19 (IANS) Australia's Nick Kyrgios shocked top seed Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 to enter the men's singles semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Big Ben's Ayrton Light to be switched off
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A lamp at the top of the Big Ben tower, which is switched on in the evening whenever Parliament is sitting, will be switched off for the first time in more than 70 years, authorities announced on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Boateng joins Eintracht Frankfurt
Frankfurt (Germany), Aug 19 (IANS) Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has inked a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt, the German top division football club announced.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Heavy rain causes water-logging, traffic jams in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Heavy rain in the national capital on Saturday brought relief from the sweltering heat but caused water-logging leading to traffic snarls in parts of the city.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man United stint helped me mature: Memphis
Paris, Aug 19 (IANS) Lyon attacking midfielder Memphis Depay admitted on Saturday that his travails at Manchester United under former head coach Louis van Gaal and incumbent Jose Mourinho have made him a better footballer.
2017-08-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Gabriel joins Valencia from Arsenal
Valencia (Spain), Aug 19 (IANS) Brazilian central defender Gabriel Paulista has joined Valencia for five seasons after the Spanish top division football club reached a transfer deal with English Premier League side Arsenal.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Equities rebound on easing geo-political tensions, DIIs inflows (Market Review)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices -- the Sensex and the Nifty50 -- rebounded from their five-week lows during the week ended Friday as sentiments were buoyed by easing global geo-political tensions and healthy buying in realty, metal and FMCG stocks.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott pregnant with twins
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Lady Antebellums singer Hillary Scott has announced that she is expecting twins. She says it is "truly a miracle" for her.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
8 injured in Russia knife attack
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS) At least eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut on Saturday, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FC Barcelona coach condoles terror victims
Barcelona, Aug 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has offered solidarity to the victims of the terrorist attack that took place in this city's Las Ramblas district.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football,Politics,Terrorism
Confusion among traders as GST filing site stops functioning
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Traders across the country faced problems on Saturday as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) filing website stopped functioning for some time, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Increase in cigarette prices may reduce smoking in elderly
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) Raising cigarette prices by a dollar can increase the possibility of older people quitting smoking by 20 per cent, researchers say.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sacked Bannon vows to 'go to war' for Trump agenda
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has vowed to "go to war" with President Donald Trump's opponents in the media and on the Capitol Hill after he was fired from his job.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
More comfortable in non-glamorous roles: Nargis Fakhri
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Nargis Fakhri, who featured in glamorous roles in films like "Main Tera Hero", "Azhar" and "Housefull 3", says she is more comfortable doing non-glamorous parts.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Robin Thicke, Patton reach agreement over son's custody
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke and his former wife Paula Patton have reached an agreement over the custody of their son Julian.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Long-lost Banksy artwork rediscovered
London, Aug 19 (IANS) An artwork by acclaimed street artist Banksy that appeared on a public toilet block in east London, only to disappear after it was vandalised, has been rediscovered over a decade later, the media reported.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
'Bareilly Ki Barfi' gets sweet opening
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) "Bareilly Ki Barfi", starring Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao, opened on a sweet note by collecting over Rs 2 crore on its first day at the box office.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nadal enters Cincinnati quarters
Cincinnati, Aug 19 (IANS) Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a stern test from unseeded compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas to register a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory in a men's singles third round match at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Apple releases iOS 11 iPad capabilities in new videos
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) With the public release of iOS 11 a few weeks away, Apple has started showing the new features in a series of new "how-to" videos that highlight the major additions that would feature in the upcoming iPad.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Birth pill linked to lower risk of arthritis in women
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Besides birth control, contraceptive pills may also aid in decreasing the risk of women developing rheumatoid arthritis -- two to three times more common in women than in men -- as compared to those who do not use pill, new research shows.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Anubhav Sinha may release making of recce video of 'Mulk'
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who has taken the indie cinema route with "Mulk", might release the making of a recce video shot to document the journey of the upcoming film's team.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Mark Schwahn 'absolutely' up for 'One Tree Hill' film
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Mark Schwahn, creator of one of the most popular American teen dramas, "One Tree Hill", says he will absolutely turn the TV show into a film if its cast is willing to do it.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Bengal floods: Eastern rail to run 3 pairs of special trains
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) In a bid to aid passengers and cater to the rush in view of the floods in northern West Bengal and Bihar, Eastern Railway (ER) on Saturday announced it would run three pairs of special trains between Howrah and Raigan via-Katihar.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Indian Navy officer to participate in global circumnavigation race
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy, who has to his credit a solo circumnavigation of the globe, will participate in one of its kind circumnavigation race in 2018.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Defence/Security
AIADMK veteran says Sasikala expulsion necessary
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) AIADMK leader K.P. Munuswamy on Saturday rejected reports that he was a stumbling block in the merger of the two party factions but said the expulsion of V.K. Sasikala was necessary in the interest of the party and the state.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
France star Matuidi joins Juventus
Paris, Aug 19 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi was on Saturday transferred to Juventus FC on a three-year contract which ties him with the reigning Italian champions until June 30, 2020.
2017-08-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Ajax, Spurs reach deal over Sanchez
Amsterdam, Aug 19 (IANS) Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed over the transfer of Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez to the English Premier League club.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Taaha Shah encourages child education
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Taaha Shah, who will soon be seen as the lead in Anupam Kher's "Ranchi Diaries", spent some quality time with children at NGO Smile Foundation's centre in Dharavi here. He spoke about the importance of education and overall personality development.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Soha terms Kareena, Karisma queens of fashion police
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan, who is expecting her first child with husband Kunal Kemmu, had fun at her baby shower. She even called her sister-in-law and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan and actress Karisma Kapoor "queens of the fashion police".
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona attack: Fresh manhunt underway amid fears of more strikes
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) A huge manhunt is underway across Europe for at least one suspect still at large after plotting Spain's terrorist attacks in which 14 people were killed and hundreds were injured.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blood donation drive to mark Chiranjeevi's 40 years in films
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) To mark completion of 40 years of superstar Chiranjeevi's film career, his fans have organised blood donation events in India, the United States and the Middle East.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema