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BJP to hold state-wide protest in MP on Friday
Bhopal, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold protests at the collectors offices all over Madhya Pradesh on Friday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Two minor brothers die in Guwahati fire
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) In a tragic incident, two minor boys died on the spot after a fire broke out in their house here on Thursday, the police said. The victims -- Ishan (7) and Iban (4) -- were brothers. They were playing on the first floor when fire ravaged the house.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rally in Tripura seeks settlement of displaced non-tribals
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Thousands of non-tribals on Thursday organised a rally demanding rehabilitation of hundreds of displaced people who were affected due to giving 34,000 Reang tribals shelter in northern Tripura after they fled from Mizoram 23 years ago due to ethnic unrest.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
FAO's geo-spatial monitoring to get boost with Japan's help
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation will scale up its geospatial monitoring toolkit thanks to a new cooperation accord with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, FAO said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
Cong candidate flays Kamal Nath's naming as star campaigner
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Naming of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath as one of the star campaigners for the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections by the Congress has divided the party with one of its candidate as well as Delhi Sikh leaders opposing the decision.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Many quit BJP minority cell in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Jan 23 (IANS) In a second wave of resignations, more than 80 members of the BJP minority cell in Madhya Pradesh quit on Thursday. In the first instance last week, nearly 50 members had quit the cell even as the party struggled to contain nationwide protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal minor loses two fingers in accidental blast
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) A minor boy in West Bengal's Birbhum district lost two fingers when a gelatine stick he was fiddling with exploded on Thursday, locals and police said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italian Minister calls for sustainable Italian fashion
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS/AKI) An Italian Minister on Thursday urged the country's fashion industry to be sustainable and to boost investment in "innovation, technology and quality", the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Three men transporting a tiger skin arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Three persons were arrested near the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass here on Thursday and a tiger skin seized from them, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Lather, Thapa in semis, Zareen out of Strandja Memorial
Sofia (Bulgaria), Jan 23 (IANS) Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Sonia Lather (57kg) on Thursday assured themselves of medals at the 71st Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament here.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Two JVM MLAs meet Sonia Gandhi, spark speculation
New Jan 23 (IANS) In a major setback to former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi and his party Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM), two of its MLAs met Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
HC seeks status report from ED in AirAsia probe
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file a status report on the money laundering probe into alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to AirAsia (India).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Protests against CAA, NRC organic: Nandita Das
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The protests against CAA and NRC were organic and erupting almost simultaneously across the country without any political backing or support, actor-director Nandita Das told IANS.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Kejriwal leads AAP poll charge with roadshows
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The election campaign of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gathered momentum with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal holding roadshows in five Assembly constituencies, here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
ISL: Chennaiyin close gap on top-four with dominating win
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC boosted their top-four hopes after an emphatic 4-1 win over Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Household income nosedived after mining ban: Report
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A new report on Thursday showed that household incomes depleted by more than half after the mining ban in states like Goa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Karnataka.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New chiefs of Army's Northern, Southern Commands named
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Kargil War hero, Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi has been named as chief of the Indian Army's Northern Army Command and Lt Gen C.P. Mohanty as the Southern Command chief, the Indian Army said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Soren defers Jharkhand cabinet expansion again
Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has again deferred expansion of the cabinet and requested Governor Draupadi Murmu to postpone the swearing-in ceremony, scheduled on Friday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
SC may hear plea against imposition of NSA on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a fresh plea challenging the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA), which allows police to detain persons without trial for a period of 12 months, in the capital and a few other states.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ICC U19 WC: Eng knocked out after dramatic 2-wicket loss to Aus
Kimberley (South Africa), Jan 23 (IANS) Just over six months after the senior team won the 2019 ICC World Cup, England's U19 side have been knocked out of the ongoing U19 World Cup in South Africa. England lost to Australia U19 by two wickets in a thriller of a Group B match on Thursday in Kimberley, South Africa.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian economy well-poised to take off: Piyush Goyal
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that the Indian economy is well-poised to take off and the government is committed to ensure economic growth.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Radico Khaitan's Q3 consolidated net profit up 13%
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Radico Khaitan on Thursday reported a 12.97 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December at Rs 59.74 crore.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RBI ups investment limit for FPIs in govt, corporate bonds
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday raised the investment limit for FPIs in government and corporate bonds to bring in more foreign funds into the market.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Biocon Q3 net down to Rs 203 crore, impacted by R&D, tax
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Leading biotechnology company Biocon on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 203 crore for the third quarter (October-December) of fiscal 2019-20, declining by 7 per cent compared to Rs 217 crore in the same quarter last year.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Raj Thackeray goes right ahead with 'Hindutva' agenda for MNS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Taking a sharp right turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Thursday set forth an aggressive pro-Hindutva agenda which would be anti-Pakistani and anti-Bangladeshi infiltrators but inclusive of all genuine Indian Muslims.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Security intensified in Guwahati ahead of R-Day
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Vigilance on vital installations and sensitive spots have been intensified in the Assam capital as part of stepped up security measures ahead of Republic day, the police said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ex-BJD MLA arrested in disproportionate assets case
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Anam Naik was on Thursday arrested on charges of amassing disproportionate assets to his known sources of income in Odisha.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
V-Day plans: Tinder, Netflix and Durex chat on Twitter
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) An interesting chat between Netflix, Tinder and Durex about Valentine's Day plans had people in splits on the internet.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sebi considering use of AI to curb market manipulation
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Market regulator Sebi is considering the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technology to curb market manipulation, its chairman Ajay Tyagi said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Habeas corpus can't be used for pre-mature release: SC
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said habeas corpus writ couldn't be used for securing the pre-mature release of a convict, undergoing imprisonment imposed by a court, under government orders.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Miraculous escape for 16, as houseboat catches fire in Alappuzha
Alappuzha (Kerala), Jan 23 (IANS) It was a miraculous escape for 16 people, including a six-month-old child, when they jumped out of a burning houseboat near here on Thursday, official sources said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian history needs rewriting to accommodate armed struggle: Sanyal
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India's history needs to be revisited and rewritten to help the future generations appreciate the true history of India and armed struggle has to be given due importance in the national freedom movement, Principal Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance Sanjeev Sanyal said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Goa court refuses bail to Minister's kin in suicide case
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The North Goa District and Sessions Court in Panaji on Thursday refused anticipatory bail to Wilson, a brother of Goa Panchayats Minister Mauvin Godinho, in connection with a suicide case.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Empty ammo shells rain on Goa village, police to meet officials
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) A day after several dozen spent high-calibre shell casings rained on the popular beach village of Carmona in South Goa district, police on Thursday approached district and Indian Navy officials for a meeting on the issue.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
AIMIM denied permission for anti-CAA protest at Charminar
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The Hyderabad police on Thursday rejected permission for a poetry and protest meeting against the CAA, NPR and NRC at the historic Charminar on the night of January 25 after BJP lodged its protest with the Police Commissioner.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Jaypee Infra resolution faces yet another legal hurdle
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) As the over 20,000 distressed home buyers of Jaypee Infratech (JIL) saw a light at the end of the tunnel after the NBCC's bid to take over JIL was approved by the Committee of Creditors (CoC), the long-stretched battle has yet again hit a legal hurdle since Jaypee Associates, the promoter group of JIL, has sought back the Rs 750 crore it had submitted in the Supreme Court.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi to be next Northern Army Command chief
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi has been named as chief of the Indian Army's Northern Army Command and Lt Gen C.P. Mohanty as the Southern Command chief, the Indian Army said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Honey-trapped kingpin of ticketing scam used Chennai firm for money laundering
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Sleuths of Railway Protection Force (RPF) have zeroed in on a Chennai based 'I-Ticketing' company for massive money laundering in the multi-crore ticketing scandal which has links to an international terror funding syndicate. The racket was busted with the help of a Bengaluru-based girl who "honey-trapped" the mastermind of the pan-Indian racket, Ghulam Mustafa, top sources in the RPF told IANS.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Germany bans neo-Nazi group Combat 18
Berlin, Jan 23 (IANS) Germany has banned the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 and launched raids across the country in an attempt to crack down on the organisation, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Germany,Politics
50 taken ill after consuming meal at Odisha village feast
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) At least 50 residents of a village in Odisha's Kendrapara district were hospitalised after consuming the food served at a community feast on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
First Test: Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets
Harare, Jan 23 (IANS) Pacers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Kumara backed up Angelo Mathews' Day 4 double ton to ensure a 10-wicket win for Sri Lanka in their first Test against Zimbabwe on Thursday in Harare. Lakmal picked up four wickets and Kumara took three as Zimbabwe were all out for 170 in their second innings. This left Sri Lanka with 14 runs to win in 13 overs and the openers got to the mark in just three.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Fourth season of IWL kicks off in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) The fourth edition of the Indian Womens League (IWL) gets underway at the Bangalore Football Stadium from Friday. The 21-day long tournament will culminate with the finals being played on February 14.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
3-year jail for Gurugram nightclub owner for serving nicotine
Gurugram, Jan 23 (IANS) A nightclub owner accused of served 'hookahs' containing nicotine was on Thursday awarded three years' rigorous imprisonment by a civil court of Gurugram.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heartening to see people's belief in Constitution: Mukherjee
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Referring to the agitation against the new citizenship law, former President Pranab Mukherjee, here on Thursday, said it was heartening to see people raising their voices and asserting their belief in the Constitution.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian to be prosecuted here for murder in UAE
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) In a first, an Indian national will be prosecuted here by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for killing a man in Abu Dhabi in 2008.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Ayushman Bharat to JNU via Rahul Baba: Shah hits campaign trail
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) He started with Ayushman Baharat and ended with JNU, mentioning 'Rahul Baba' and Kashmir in between.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Freak gunshot kills CRPF commando near Ambani home
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force commando, reportedly deployed in the security detail of RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani, was killed after his service automatic rifle went off accidentally late on Wednesday, official sources said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Differences on JLF out in open as Tourism Minister skips event
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The differences among the ruling Congress government in Rajasthan came out in the open on Thursday as Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh boycotted the inaugural ceremony of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) even as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated the festival in the morning.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Centre to SC: Saying separatists are not bad elements is wrong
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday it was wrong to say that separatists are not bad elements, while defending the decision to revoke the provisions of Article 370 which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shahdara remains mired in problems
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Shahdara, known for its mouth-watering street food, boasts large markets of clothes, especially wedding dresses, ornaments and also the availability of groceries at reasonable prices.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Insolvency against Raheja Developers halted, Board to manage
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) In a major relief for the promoters of realty group Raheja Developers, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has halted the insolvency proceedings against the company and has also ordered the transfer of the company's management to its Board of Directors.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aaditya Thackeray shares throwback pic of grandpa
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray shared a throwback picture of his grandfather and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his birth anniversary on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Release political detainees on R-Day: Ex-J&K minister Mir
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) Senior Jammu and Kashmir leader Ghulam Hassan Mir who was a part of the group led by Altaf Bukhari that met Lt. Governor G.C. Murmu earlier this month for presenting a set of measures to restore political activity in J&K, said much progress has been made since the meeting took place.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Researchers develop tool to tackle diet epidemic in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) As a disproportionately high number of premature deaths in India are caused by preventable diet-related disease, researchers from several institutes including those from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi are collaborating to develop a measurement tool to capture dietary data at a national level.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NCC trainer aircraft makes emergency landing on UP highway
Ghaziabad, Jan 23 (IANS) A National Cadet Core (NCC) training aircraft on Thursday made an emergency landing on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway near here after some technical snag.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Periyar's social reform enabled Rajini's daughter's 2nd marriage: TN Minister
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Co-operation, Sellur K. Raju, said on Friday that the social reforms triggered by Dravida Kazhagam (DK) founder E.V. Ramaswamy, popularly known as Periyar, enabled the remarriage of Rajinikanth's daughter.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Yogi not to have any say in selecting new UP Police chief
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will not be directly involved in the selection of the state's new Director General of Police (DGP), as a five member panel with Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member as its chairman has been assigned the job.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
VHP says communal elements attacked Jharkhand pro-CAA rally
New Delhi/Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) After stones were hurled at a pro-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) rally led by some Hindutva outfits in the Lohardagga district of Jharkhand on Thursday, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) gave the attack a communal colour, alleging it was perpetrated from a nearby mosque.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'PK Banerjee to be released from hospital on Friday'
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee will be released from hospital on Friday where he was admitted after he fell ill a few days back with electrolyte imbalance.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India offers to host boxing Olympic qualifiers
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association on Thursday requested Morinari Watanabe, the chairman of the International Olympic Committees Task Force for Boxing, to consider the Boxing Federation of India's (BFI) offer to host the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualification event in India. The event was to be held from February 3 to 15 in Wuhan, China.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Study economics before lecturing: US Treasury Secy to Greta
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Days after US President Donald Trump slammed "prophets of doom" on climate change, his Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin advised teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg to study economics before lecturing the world, reports said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
DLF plans to develop 20 mn sq ft of office space
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Realty major DLF is planning to develop office space of about 20 million square feet in Gurugram and Chennai over the next 6-7 years, a top official said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Ranji Trophy: Tiwary set to lead Bengal against Delhi
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Manoj Tiwary is all set to be named captain of the Bengal team in the absence of Abhimanyu Easwaran for their Ranji Trophy game against Delhi at the Eden Gardens from Monday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Elon Musk is a genius, says Donald Trump
Davos, Jan 23 (IANS) Tech billionaire Elon Musk has earned praise from US President Donald Trump who has called the SpaceX and Tesla CEO one of the world's "great geniuses".
2020-01-23
Category: International, Switzerland,International
'Jamtara' writer: Research-based fiction tough to crack
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The web series "Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega" has intrigued many with its unusual theme of phishing ever since its release on Netflix earlier this month.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Raj Thackeray sets new-look MNS 'Hindutva' agenda
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Taking a sharp right turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Thursday set forth an aggressive pro-Hindutva agenda which would be anti-Pakistani and anti-Bangladeshi infiltrators but inclusive of all genuine Indian Muslims.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
10-day police custody for Mangluru airport bomb suspect
Mangluru, Jan 23 (IANS) A local court in the port city sent Mangluru airport bomb suspect Aditya Rao to 10-day police custody for questioning him in the case, a police officer said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Airtel's chief regulatory officer resigns
New Delhi, Jan 23 ( IANS) Telecom major Airtel's Chief Regulatory Officer Ravi Gandhi has quit his post in the company, it was learnt on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Patel, Savarkar not accorded due recognition: V-P
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu here on Thursday said Indian history textbooks should highlight the life stories of freedom fighters, like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SC to consider Swamy's plea on Ram Sethu after 3 months
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to file response on the plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to declare Ram Sethu as ancient national monument.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Judge's transfer won't hinder hanging Nirbhaya convicts: SN Dhingra
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Retired Delhi High Court Justice Shiv Narayan Dhingra on Thursday said the transfer of the judge who issued the 'death warrant' for the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case won't be a hindrance to the execution of the criminals.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa BJP seeks Rs 1,300 cr from Finance Commission
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Goa on Thursday made a pitch for financial assistance to the tune of Rs 1,300 crore from the 15th Finance Commission, primarily to boost the state's sagging tourism and mining sectors which have seen a downturn over the last few years.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mimi gives her identity as public rep in ad, draws flak
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP and actress Mimi Chakraborty has triggered a controversy by giving her identity in a commercial advertisement for a private company as a "public representative".
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Twitter roasts Abdul Razzaq for his comments on Kohli
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is grabbing headlines after making questionable remarks on India skipper Virat Kohli.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Andhra CM hints at abolishing Legislative Council
Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) A day after the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council referred to a select committee two Bills for creating three state capitals, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday dropped clear hints that the Upper House of the state legislature could be abolished.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Shama Sikander: Republic Day is a day to celebrate our nation
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander is looking forward to celebrating Republic Day on January 26. She says our biggest strength is our unity in diversity and that has to be preserved at any cost.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
China to launch Mars probe in July
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China announced that it will launch its first Mars mission probe in July this year, China Youth Daily reported on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
'Bigg Boss 13': Rashami's fans label Mahhi a 'fake friend'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actresses Rashami Desai and Mahira Sharma recently engaged in a war of words inside the "Bigg Boss" house. Things are equally heated up outside the house as Rashami's fans have come out in her support on Twitter by attacking actress Mahhi Vij for being her "fake friend".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jammu & Kashmir to get NDRF battalion
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) The newly-created Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir will get its own National Disaster Response Force battalion to help in rescue and relief operations during natural calamities.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
IPS Assn. slams AR for 'maligning image of IPS officer'
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Blame game continues on last Sunday's incident of alleged physical assault and molestation of a woman IPS officer at a check post near Moreh town in Manipur's Tengnoupal district with the IPS officers' Association now accusing the Assam Rifles of "maligning" her image.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Woman with dual cancer treated at Delhi hospital
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Sharad Mathur, a 75-year-old woman who was diagnosed with carcinoma cancer in her left breast and lung, has been successfully treated at a hospital here.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 referred to JPC
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which was introduced in Lok Sabha in the winter session last year, has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) of both the Houses.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Para SF to show stealth, speed during R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A contingent of the Para Special Forces, the special operations unit of the Indian Army, will be marching down Rajpath this Republic Day. The contingent commander is Major Nikhil.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mobile handsets & components under Make in India to get special push in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) In late December, at one of the extensive closed door meetings that the PM has had with various industry vertical heads, a high-profile team representing India's digital economy outlined with way forward. At the meeting where the PM was most candid asking for real time suggestions to boost growth, he was informed that electronics manufacturing, especially handsets and components, had a good chance of becoming India's largest exports within the next five years. Industry asked him to follow a path of least resistance.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Australian Open: Nadal, Zverev through to third round
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Spanish world no.1 Rafael Nadal on Thursday eased into the third round of the Australian Open to set up a match against compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta. Nadal beat Argentina's Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-6, 6-1 in a match that lasted two hours and thirty minutes at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Trend Micro uses factory honeypot to trap hackers
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Global Cloud security company Trend Micro on Thursday announced results of a six-month honeypot investigation which revealed that unsecured industrial environments are primarily victims of common cyber threats.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Anil Kapoor debuts on TikTok
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor has joined the "fun outlet for creativity" -- TikTok.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BBK Group unveils 5G-ready iQOO smartphone brand in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Chinese behemoth BBK Group on Thursday announced the entry of another brand called iQOO in the competitive Indian market that will be the first, 5G-ready premium device in the country and would take on Xiaomi's new sub-brand POCO.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nadal accidentally hits ball girl, plants kiss to apologise
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Rafael Nadal eased past Argentine Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-6, 6-1 to progress into the third round of the Australian Open, but it was his gesture after he accidentally struck a ball girl during his second round match that won hearts here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme Court (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said the finality of death sentence is extremely important and a convict should not be under the impression, as recent events indicate, that it remains open-ended, which leads to its questioning.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tsunami hero, DMMC get Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) IPS officer Kumar Munnan Singh, who earned accolades for his rescue work during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, and the Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) in Uttarakhand have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar-2020, the Home Ministry said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Secret behind Tanuj Virwani's 'Code M' look
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Tanuj Virwani decided to ditch the clean-shaven look and go for a beard for the web series "Code M" due to other professional commitments.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zebronics unveils new soundbar with Dolby Digital Plus in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Audio accessory maker Zebronics on Thursday launched a premium soundbar series, including the 'ZEB-Juke Bar 9000 Pro Dolby' soundbar that comes with a theatre like sound experience, elevating the home entertainment experience for its users.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
15-day NIA remand for Davinder Singh
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Suspended Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh who was caught while allegedly transporting two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists was sent to 15-day National Investigation Agency (NIA) remand on Thursday, sources said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CBI books Delhi's Radhika Food in Rs 819 crore fraud
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against Delhi-based Radhika Food Ltd and its directors Siddharth Chaudhary and Anju Chaudhary on charges of cheating a consortium of banks led by State Bank of India (SBI) of Rs 819.48 crore, officials said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
These 14 Indian start-ups catering to persons with disabilities
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) All-terrain slip-proof crutches, electric wheelchair designed for Indian terrain, gaming tool for screening autism and a $1 speaking device were the innovations from 14 start-ups who were declared winners of 'BIRAC-Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies- Supported by Mphasis', it was announced on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Rally in Tripura seeking settlement of displaced non-tribals
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Thousands of non-tribals on Thursday organised a rally demanding rehabilitation of hundreds of displaced people who were affected due to 34,000 Reang tribals' shelter in northern Tripura after the they fled from Mizoram 23 years ago due to ethnic unrest.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Louis Vuitton and NBA announce global partnership
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Louis Vuitton and the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Thursday announced a multi-year partnership that makes the French fashion house the first official Trophy Travel Case provider of the NBA.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Bharat beyond geographical boundaries: Ashwin Sanghi
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Author Ashwin Sanghi, known for his best-selling works like "The Rozabal Line", "Chanakya's Chant" and "The Krishna Key", stressed on Thursday that he would like to produce a book every two years under the Bharat series, saying that for him the essence of 'Bharat' was not about physical boundaries, but how ideas moved.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
'43 affidavits in support of AICF Secy filed in Madras HC'
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Clarity on the election date from the Madras High Court may be there on Friday as the majority of the electoral college has given an affidavit in my support, said a senior official of the All India Chess Federation (AICF).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Minorities vote for parties which can defeat BJP: Pawar
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) In a potentially controversial statement, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Thursday said that the "minorities" decide whom to defeat or elect in the elections.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Gujarat Police get 'special eyes' worth Rs 329 cr (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The police force of the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will now keep a close watch on criminals with "automatic eyes" worth Rs 329 crore. In the form of closed circuit cameras (CCTVs), these "eye traps" have been installed across the state.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi, BJP pretended to fight for Muslim women's rights: AAP
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday said more than Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders have 'supported' Muslim women and fought for their rights on triple talaq issue.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
HC notice to Punjab on case against Raveena, Farah
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court here on Thursday issued a notice to Punjab on registration of a case against Raveena Tandon and Farah Khan for hurting religious sentiments.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mukul Roy grilled by Bengal police in triple murder case
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) BJP leader Mukul Roy was quizzed by the West Bengal Police on Thursday in connection with the killing of three brothers in the state's Birbhum district in which an MLA is the prime accused.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Amruta Khanvilkar rocks in all denim look
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Amruta Khanvilkar made a fashion statement by opting for a deep neck denim jumpsuit for her recent outing.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
John's Peshawari chappals in 'Mumbai Saga' sourced from Dubai
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) John Abraham's latest gangsta look from the upcoming film "Mumbai Saga" has gone viral on the Internet. Wearing a black outfit and leaning against a powerbike, the 47-year-old is looking killer in new avatar.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Pain & Glory' gets India release date
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Penelope Cruzs Spanish drama "Pain & Glory" will release in India on January 31.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samsung sets up new centre combining in-house tech units
Seoul, Jan 23 (IANS) Samsung Electronics created an in-house technology platform unit and named a new chief for its home appliance business in the company's latest reshuffle, corporate sources said here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Sachet Tandon sings new-age romantic track 'Humraah' for 'Malang'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Sachet Tandon has lent his voice to a "beautiful new-age romantic track" titled "Humraah" for Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani-starrer "Malang".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: Mohun Bagan extend lead at top of table with easy win
Imphal, Jan 23 (IANS) Mohun Bagan registered an emphatic 3-0 victory away from home against Neroca FC at the Khuman Lampak Stadium on Thursday to extend their lead at the top of the table to six points in an I-League encounter.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
ISL: Mumbai City eye return to top-four in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Mumbai City FC have blown hot and cold in the Indian Super League and going into the business end, they will now look for some solidity.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Sensex jumps up 270 points as oil prices dip
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The Sensex closed 271 points higher on Thursday after three consecutive days of decline, primarily owing to the fall in oil prices.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Unemployment at 45-year high, says Youth Congress
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) here on Thursday launched a nationwide campaign to highlight rising unemployment, give a voice to young Indians, and also sought a national register of unemployed (NRU).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'India heading for second Partition': BJP leader warns Modi (IANS EXCLUSIVE)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) On the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chndra Bose, his grandson and BJP's Bengal unit Vice President Chandra Kumar Bose dropped a bombshell. Without naming the Citizenship Amendment Act, Bose said that the nation is moving towards a "second Partition".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Minorities vote for parties which can defeat BJP: Pawar
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) In a potentially controversial statement, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Thursday said that the "minorities" decide whom to defeat or elect in the elections.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Shared mobility start-up Bounce bags $105 mn funding
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Shared mobility start-up Bounce on Thursday received $105 million (Rs 749 crore) series D venture capital funds infusion led by Accel and the B Capital Group.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Has he joined BCCI, AAP asks about Kapil Mishra
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Taking a dig at BJP leader Kapil Mishra for his tweet about a contest between India and Pakistan on February 8, Aam Aadmi Party's Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Thursday asked if the BJP's Model Town candidate had joined the BCCI.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Zebronics launches new soundbar with Dolby Digital Plus in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Audio accessory maker Zebronics on Thursday launched a premium soundbar series, including the 'ZEB-Juke Bar 9000 Pro Dolby' soundbar that comes with a theatre like sound experience, elevating the home entertainment experience for its users.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Series with 1-minute episodes coming soon on Insta
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) A new web series titled "Firsts" will introduce the concept of one-minute episodes when it launches on Instagram this weekend.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
How stress makes your hair go gray
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Those annoying gray hairs that tend to crop up with age really are signs of stress, according to a new study.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Newly-elected Chhattisgarh Cong mayors to meet Sonia, Rahul
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Newly-elected mayors from Chhattisgarh are coming to meet Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi here on Friday in the presence of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and State President Mohan Markam.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BFI should take care of boxers: Vijender
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Vijender Singh said that the Boxing Federation of India needs to back its boxers well to ensure that they perform to the best of their abilities at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Panghal's demand for a personal coach and physio was recently turned down by the BFI.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
David Dhawan urges B'wood actors to support film, TV workers
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker David Dhawan has urged Bollywood actors to come out and support film and television workers who work in different associations. He also lauded the effort of The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), which is planning to provide accommodation, health and insurance facilities to film and television workers.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
East Bengal appoint Rivera as head coach till end of season
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) City soccer giants East Bengal on Thursday appointed Mario Rivera as their head coach till the end of the ongoing I-League season.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Motorola's foldable Razr to launch on Feb 6: Report
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Motorola's much-awaited vertically foldable smartphone "Moto Razr" is all set to release on February 6 for $1,499, with preorders starting on January 26 in the US.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Honoured to meet PM at 'Pariksha pe Charcha': Bengaluru girl
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) It was not only a dream come true for city girl Hridya S. Nair to anchor Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Pariksha pe Charcha' programme in New Delhi on January 20 but also a great honour to meet and talk to him.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National
ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingyas from genocide
Bangkok, Jan 23 (IANS) The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take provisional measures to protect its Rohingya ethnic minority from acts of genocide.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Twitter erupts after horrifying images of emaciated lions
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Twitter users all around the globe vented their anger at Sudanese authorities after horrifying online images of emaciated lions in a wildlife park in Sudan.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nora Fatehi's 'Street Dancer 3D' hairdo costs Rs 2.5 lakh
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi has set the mercury soaring with her moves in the "Garmi" song of "Street Dancer 3D". What's hair-raising is the fact that her hairdo in the film cost Rs 2.5 lakh!
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jagan in a dilemma over three capitals move
Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) With the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council Chairman referring the bills relating to the development of three state capitals to a select committee, the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government is finding itself in a dilemma over the issue.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Captain Marvel' sequel in the works
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) "Captain Marvel" is set to be back on the big screen with a new adventure, what with Disney officially launching a sequel of Marvel's 2019 blockbuster.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Akshay Kumar, Nupur Sanon to return in sequel of 'Filhall' music video
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon's sister Nupur have already sizzled as a superhit pair in the music video of B Praak's song "Filhall", which has crossed 500 million views on YouTube.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Series with 1-minute eposodes coming soon on Insta
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) A new web series titled "Firsts" will introduce the concept of one-minute episodes when it launches on Instagram this weekend.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Kerala seeks Centre's help on nurses in Saudi hit by coronavirus
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday wrote to Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to ask him to see that all steps are taken by the Saudi Arabian authorities after reports emerged that nurses from the south Indian state in a hospital there are affected by the coronavirus.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IHG plans mid-scale hotels in small cities to counter slowdown
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) India is focusing on increasing the presence of its mid-level brands - Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express - to more cities to counter the overall slowdown being faced by the hospitality segment.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
JCC to visit CAA protest sites to drum up support for march
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) announcing a Jamia-to-Rajghat march on January 30, the protest against the amended Citizenship Act is set to spill over the roads again, almost after a month and half.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bhagwat in Gorakhpur for RSS meetings
Gorakhpur, Jan 23 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday reached Gorakhpur on a four-day visit. He will hold meetings with RSS workers from eastern Uttar Pradesh mainly, Goraksh, Kashi, Kanpur and Avadh Prants.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Fiscal deficit may be at 3.5% in FY21: Report
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Union Budget 2020 could focus on spending toward railways, defence and toward reviving sentiment in the real estate sector but the exercise would be to keep the outlays lean so that fiscal deficit does not slip beyond 3.5 per cent of GDP, a report by broking house Emkay Financials said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SHARP Corp expects major push in Indian market with PCI tech
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Japanese technology and appliances major SHARP Corporation expects a major push in India from the Plasmacluster Ion (PCI)technology featuring in its appliances, which enables them to identify and remove toxic air pollutants.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bigg Boss 13: Shehnaz Gill hits Sidharth Shukla
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestants Shehnaz Gill and Sidharth Shuklas relationship has hit a rough patch, and seems to be getting ugliery day by day. Now, the singer will be seen getting aggressively violent with the actor.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Central Ministers visit J&K areas for public outreach
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) A group of Union Ministers on Thursday separately visited different areas of Jammu and Kashmir on the sixth day of the Centre's public outreach programme.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Jassie Gill, B Praak to be part of Punjabi music fest in Pune
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Pune is all set to witness a high dose of Punjabi music, with popular Punjabi singers like B Praak, Jassie Gill, Jazzy B and Parmish Varma scheduled to perform at a live concert named "Crossblade" in the city.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shaheen Baghs spring up in UP districts (IANS Special)
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) It began with the Clock Tower in Lucknow and has now found an echo in Prayagraj, Varanasi, Etawah and Rampur.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme Court
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said the finality of death sentence is extremely important and a convict should not be under the impression, as recent events indicate, that it remains open-ended, which leads to its questioning.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon' is trite but engaging (IANS Review; Rating: ***)
"Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon"; Voice Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Amalia Vitale; Direction: Richard Phelan & Will Becher; Rating: *** (three stars)
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dhoni, J'khand CM inaugurate new facilities at JSCA
Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and former India captain M.S. Dhoni have inaugurated new facilities at the Jharkhand Cricket Association Stadium (JSCA).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup 2021 qualification process confirmed
Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed the qualification process for the additional ICC Mens T20 World Cup that will take place in 2021 in India.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Seattle residents allowed to vote via smartphones
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Smartphones have made voting easier, as King County in the US state of Washington, where Seattle is located, implements mobile voting in their board of supervisors election.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Trolled over diploma from China, BJP's Bagga says it's from Taiwan
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Hari Nagar Assembly candidate Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, here on Thursday, refuted the allegations that he did diploma in the National Development Course from the National Defence University (NDU) in China, and said he did one-month course from Taiwan along with the representative from 18 countries.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
The importance of being Chandra Kumar Bose in Bengal (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) From the pleasant winter of Kolkata in 2020 to the unbearable scorching summer of 2021 will decide who will rule Bengal next year -- 'Didi' or 'Dada' (as Modi is often referred to in order to counter Mamata Banerjee's Didi phenomenon).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Don't take influenza symptoms lightly, advises doctor
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With a high number of suspected cases of Influenza Types A and B being reported in Delhi, a doctor at the prestigious AIIMS on Thursday advised people not to take the symptoms of the disease lightly.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Panicked China locks down Wuhan to control epidemic
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Following the panic triggered by the outbreak of a new coronavirus, China has locked down its Wuhan city with a population of around 11 million people.
2020-01-23
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Politics
Anshuman Jha wins Jury Award as Best Actor at Rajasthan film fest
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha has won Jury Award Best Actor honour at he Rajasthan International Film Festival 2020 for his performance in the film "Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 girls from Chhattigarh selected for National Bravery Awards
Raipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Two girls from Chhattigarh are among the 22 children selected for the National Bravery Awards to be presented by President Ram Kovind in New Delhi on Republic Day.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National
Indian TT teams a win away from securing Olympic berths (Roundup)
Gondomar (Portugal), Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away each from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded respective victories against Luxembourg and Sweden in the World Team Qualification Tournament on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Channing Tatum set to star in 'Bob The Musical'
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum will soon be seen in Walt Disney Studios' long-gestating musical comedy "Bob The Musical".
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Panghal, Thapa contenders for medals in Tokyo: Vijender
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Vijender Singh feels Amit Panghal and Shiva Thapa are strong contenders for medals at the Tokyo Olympics, but at the same time urged the Sports Ministry and the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) to help them achieve their potential.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Facelift for SCB Medical College, Cuttack from March: CM
Cuttack, Jan 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the development work of SCB Medical College will start in March this year.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Man murders children, wife; tries to commit suicide
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) A father of two after allegedly murdering his children and his wife tried to commit suicide by jumping before a running train here on Thursday, the police said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saif Ali Khan's 'concept of India' remark triggers off meme fest
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Saif Ali Khan's comment, about there being no concept of Indian before the British came in, has become the subject of a meme fest on social media.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Take a reading pledge at JLF 2020
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) As the pink city welcomed the 13th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) on Thursday, leading publisher Penguin Random House India has set out to encourage more people to cultivate a reading habit.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
At Lit Fest, actress Nandita Das opposes CAA, NRC
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The controversial CAA and NRC issues reverbated at the Jaipur Literature Festival here as Bollywood actress and director Nandita Das on Thursday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens and urged the people to raise their voice against these issues.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Subhas Chandra Bose temple inaugurated in Varanasi
Varanasi, Jan 23 (IANS) Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Thursday inaugurated a temple dedicated to Subhas Chandra Bose in Varanasi.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
No transfer of Punjab water to non-basin areas: All-party meeting
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Expressing concern over the state's critical water situation, an all-party meeting, chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Thursday, demanded reassessment of the state's water availability.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Uttrakhand HC issues notice to ex-CMs over rent dues
Dehradun, Jan 23 (IANS) The Nainital High Court has sent notices to former chief ministers asking them to submit rent of their government houses as well as the other allowances. The court has given them time till February 11 to submit their response in the matter.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
644 militants surrender in Assam
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) As many as 644 militants, belonging to eight banned outfits of Assam, laid down their arms in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Swamy warns against Air India sale, wants House panel to vet his note
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The government's plan to sell national carrier Air India may face political and legal headwinds with senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy raising the red flag against the decision.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Ratan Tata shares his 'Throwback photo'; Internet loves it
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata on Thursday took to his official Instagram handle and posted a 'Throwback picture' from his Los Angeles days.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
IIT-M, researchers develop cathode materials for ion batteries
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), have developed a new class of 'high entropy materials' for use as cathodes in long-lasting and better performing lithium ion batteries, the Institute said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
India's corruption level in 2019 same as previous year
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India's level of corruption remained the same in 2019 against the previous year, as per the latest survey conducted by Transparency International, an independent organization that determines corruption perception index globally.
2020-01-23
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Rob Cassell appointed Rajasthan Royals fast bowling coach
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals have appointed former Australian fast bowler Rob Cassell as their new fast bowling coach for the upcoming 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Steffan Jones, who worked with the Royals in the fast bowling coaching capacity for the 2019 IPL edition, will continue to work with the franchise, but now as a development coach during the off-season.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
World Archery lifts suspension of India
Lausanne, Jan 23 (IANS) World Archery on Thursday conditionally lifted the suspension of the Archery Association of India (AAI) following elections that were held in New Delhi last week.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Rakhshanda Jalil conferred translator award at JLF
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Writer, translator and literary historian, Rakhshanda Jalil bagged the 5th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award on the opening day of Jaipur Bookmark, Durbar Hall, Diggi Palace, Jaipur. The award was presented by the publishing house Vani Prakashan Group and performing arts & entertainment company Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kangana stands by her criticism of Deepika, Saif
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut recently raised a social media storm with her recent criticism of Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan. She insists she hasnt said anything out of line.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian TT teams a win away from securing Olympic berths
Gondomar (Portugal), Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away each from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded respective victories against Luxembourg and Sweden in the Team Qualifiers on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
13th Jaipur Literature Festival inaugurated
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Bringing literature lovers face to face with some of the best-known names in writing in 15 Indian and 35 international languages and public speaking, the 13th annual edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
USITC to review parts of initial order on M&M Roxor
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) on Thursday said that the US International Trade Commission (USITC) will review part of the initial determination on the complaint filed by Fiat Chrysler Automobile ANV, including that on the infringement of the trade dress of Jeep.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 drug peddlers arrested in central Kashmir
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Two drug peddlers were arrested with banned psychotropic substances from Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSP may dent prospects of AAP, BJP in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With an eye on Dalit votes, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has put up 70 candidates in Delhi which has a 25 lakh Dalit population and 12 reserved seats. The dozen seats, where the Dalits have a sizable population, can make or mar the prospects of other parties.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Haryana to fill 2,592 posts of Assistant Professor
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal on Thursday said 2,592 posts of Assistant Professor will be filled in government colleges across the state. After filling the posts, there will be no shortage of academic staff in the colleges, he said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Sonia, Priyanka visit Amethi, meet families of accident victims
Amethi, Jan 23 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Thursday, reached Amethi to meet the families of six persons of a family who died in a road mishap.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Raj Cong worker names his son Congress Jain to thwart BJP
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) A Rajasthan Congress worker, Vinod Jain, who works as a media officer at the Udaipur party office, named his son, born in July, as Congress Jain.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Netaji opposed 'divisive politics' of Hindu Mahasabha: Mamata
Darjeeling, Jan 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday regretted that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary was yet to be declared as a national holiday, as she criticised the BJP-led NDA government for not being "serious" in solving the mystery behind his disappearance.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Common man suffered most in Mangluru stir: Panel
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) A fact-finding commission investigating police firings in Mangalore in the recent anti-CAA unrest found that greater harm was caused to civilians and innocent people not connected to the protests.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Amit Aggarwal is LFW's Grand Finale designer
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Amit Aggarwal is known for his powerful collections which are futuristic and a confluence of structure and fluidity. For the first time, the designer is all set to close the curtains on one of the leading fashion events in the country. The Summer/Resort 2020 edition promises to be its biggest yet.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
India's culture, religion is a continual: Swapan Dasgupta
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) One cannot have an India that is completely sanitised of its culture, which itself is linked to religion, as India has a certain existence predating the Republic and the Indian state, and Bharat Mata is part of that continual, says Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta, considered a key member of the think-tank in the Centre's ruling right wing BJP.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
How dare she: Hindu Mahasabha hits back at Mamata
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) After Mamata Banerjee alleged Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose critiqued the Hindu Mahasabha on May 12, 1940, the outfit hit back at the West Bengal Chief Minister, calling her "intellectually bankrupt" and "stooping to this level to fight Modi government".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kabir Khan: Netaji Subhash Bose could never remain 'gumnam'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) On Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's 123rd birth anniversary on Thursday, filmmaker Kabir Khan opened up on the hero who, he feels, has been 'forgotten' despite playing a major role in India's struggle for Independence.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian TT teams a win away from securing Olympic berths
Gondomar (Portugal), Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded victories against Luxembourg and Sweden respectively in the Team Qualifier on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Pak conducts training launch of ballistic missile Ghaznavi
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kohli fantastic but lucky as well: Razzaq
Lahore, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has termed Virat Kohli as a "fantastic player" without a doubt, but believes the Indian skipper is "lucky" as he gets full support from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
2020-01-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pak lawyers' body asks its Ahmadiyya members to renounce their faith
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Islamabad's largest lawyers' body has made it mandatory for all its members to declare their faith in the finality of the last Prophet of Islam, with an aim to target the lawyers of the particular minority sect in Pakistan.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Tweeple pay homage to Netaji on his 123rd birth anniversary
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Twitterati paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary today. It was on this day in 1897, Netaji was born in Cuttack, Odisha.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Taking on Xiaomi's POCO, BBK Group launches iQOO brand in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Beginning a fresh innings in the competitive Indian smartphone market, another brand from Chinese behemoth BBK Group called iQOO on Thursday announced its entry in the country with launching its first-ever, 5G-ready premium device next month that would take on Xiaomi's new sub-brand POCO.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Empty ammo shells rain on Goa beach village
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) A day after several dozen spent high-calibre shell casings rained on the homes and streets of the popular beach village of Carmona in South Goa district, local police officials approached the district administration and Indian Navy officials for a meeting on the issue on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Shortage of limestone affects work at Adani's Vizhinjam port
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) The shortage of limestone, the most important raw material for the construction of Kerala's dream port project -- Vizhinjam -- has affected the work at the port site, causing a delay in the project completion, which should have seen the berthing of a ship in 2018.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Bhumi Pednekar starts shoot for 'Durgavati'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar on Thursday started shooting for her upcoming film "Durgavati".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Journalist asks to guess US Senator's favourite Indian dish
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Tweeting the description of US Senator Elizabeth Warren's favourite Indian dish, a journalist asked tweeple to guess it and what followed was a sea of reactions.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imran Khan should've been Pak cricket coach, not PM: 'Gul Makai' director
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) HE Amjad Khan, who has directed the Malala Yousafzai biopic "Gul Makai", feels Pakistani Prime Minister is a good cricketer but poor politician. Amjad Khan's comment came in the wake of Imran Khan snide about Indian Cinema and Culture.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
MG Motors' launches electric internet SUV 'ZS EV' in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Morris Garages (MG) Motor India on Thursday launched an electric internet SUV, 'ZS EV' at a starting price of Rs 20.88 lakh.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe passes by sample site Nightingale
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to bring an asteroid sample to Earth has successfully executed a 620-metre flyover of the site designated "Nightingale".
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Squash prodigy Ahana is top of ESF ranking chart
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Rising squash star Anahat Singh has become Europe, Asia and India's No.1 in the girls Under-13 category. As per the European Squash Federation rankings published recently, Anahat is ranked No.1 in Europe in GU13.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Yogi flags off 'Ganga raths' before his 'Ganga yatra'
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday flagged off two 'Ganga Raths' on Thursday as a precursor to his five-day 'Ganga Yatra' that begins on January 27.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Angad Bedi takes tips from real cops for his uniformed avatar
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Angad Bedi has started shooting for Ekta Kapoor's web series "MumBhai". He has been preparing for his role of a Mumbai police officer in the series by spending time with senior cops of the Mumbai Police Force.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Snakes may be the source of coronavirus outbreak in China
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Snakes may be the original source of the newly discovered novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China, according to a new study.
2020-01-23
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Another 'son-rise' in Thackeray clan
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Setting political circles aflutter, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday formally launched his 27-year-old son Amit Thackeray into politics at the party's first mega-convention here.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Rishi Kapoor tweets photo of Pran disguised as woman
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor played a guessing game on social media, posting a black-and-white photo of a woman for his 3.4 million followers on Twitter. Most of them were able to figure out the saree-clad 'lady' in the frame was actually Pran, the late iconic screen villain of yesteryears.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Galactorrhea affects 24% women, not linked to breast cancer
Ghaziabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Galactorrhea, in which a whitish or greenish discharge occurs from the nipples, affects nearly 24 per cent of women but has no association with breast cancer, health experts said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iyer 'focussed' ahead of NZ litmus test
Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) Determined to further cement his place as India's limited overs No.4 batsman, Shreyas Iyer will look to be among runs in New Zealand and underline his adaptability away from home and in tough conditions.
2020-01-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
'Judy': Renee Zellweger shines as Judy Garland (IANS Review; Rating: ****)
"Judy"; Cast: Renee Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Darci Shaw, Royce Pierreson, Andy Nyman, Daniel Cerqueira, Richard Cordery; Director: Rupert Goold; Rating: **** (four stars)
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three killed as firefighting plane crashes in Australia
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Three people were killed on Thursday when a water-bombing plane fighting bushfires crashed into a large fireball in the Snowy Monaro area, south of the Australian capital, amid rising temperatures that have further fuelled the fires in the country.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslims learn Sanskrit, Hindus Urdu in this UP madarsa
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 23 (IANS) Amid the protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR), Wazirganj area of Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh is writing a new chapter on Hindu-Muslim unity.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Religion
Kohli unimpressed with NZ travel plan; BCCI defends scheduling
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian players are mostly on the road these days thanks to the hectic calendar and no sooner did they play their last ODI game against Australia in Bengaluru on Sunday, they flew off to New Zealand for the next series the very next day.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mammoth procession in Tripura on Netaji's birth anniversary
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) The Pulwama terror attack, climate change, Swachhata Abhiyan, environment protection and ethnic unity, among others, were showcased by 1,700 Tripura school students in diverse tableaux here on Thursday to mark the 124th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National
Oman player suspended for breaching ICC anti-corruption code
Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS) Oman player Yousef Abdulrahim Al Balushi has been charged with breaching crickets anti-corruption rules and has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Cocktail of suspicion and distrust against govt: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday launched a fresh attack on the Modi government on the issue of the National Population Register (NPR), Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The party alleged that in the present context, the NPR, CAA and the NRC are the same or a mixture of the three as they come in a package and the government has created an atmosphere of fear and trust deficit in the minds of the people.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Those in power are real tukde tukde gang: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday blamed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, a day after India slipped 10 places in the Democracy Index, and said democracy has been "eroded and those who are in power are the real tukde tukde gang".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Need to handle pressure better this time at T20 WC: Harmanpreet
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday echoed head coach W.V Raman in saying that handling pressure would be the key as they look to win the Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, a feat they came close to but could not achieve in the last two global showpieces.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Cong leader asks ancestors to provide CAA papers
Prayagraj, Jan 23 (IANS) The man from Prayagraj, who projected Rahul Gandhi as Lord Shiva once, has now made the strangest of appeals to the dead. Protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Congress leader Haseeb Ahmad went to a graveyard here and prayed to his ancestors buried there to provide proof of his citizenship.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
As China steps up virus battle, Wuhan goes into lockdown
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) In an effort to curb the spread of a new coronavirus that is believed to have originated in China's Wuhan in December, the Chinese authorities on Thursday stepped up efforts to lock down the city of 11 million people by cancelling planes and trains leaving the city and suspending buses, subways and ferries within it.
2020-01-23
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian cyber threats declined in 2019: Kaspersky
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Exhibiting progress in fighting cyber criminals, cyber threats in India declined in 2019 compared to 2018, said a global cyber security company.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Miley beau Cody Simpson not ready to have kids with her yet
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus boyfriend Cody Simpson is having a great time with her.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Judge hearing Nirbhaya case gets transferred
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The judge who issued death warrant against the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case has been transferred.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jessica Simpson reveals John Mayer was 'obsessed' with her
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson has revealed in her memoir that her former beau, the singer John Mayer, was "obsessed" with her "sexually and emotionally".
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
We'll walk in underwear if we win Grammy: Camila Cabello
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) "Senorita" fame singers Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes seem to be huge fans of Grammy winning musical duo Twenty One Pilots.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AAP's 'kaam ki chai' campaign for Delhi polls
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched a campaign named 'kaam ki chai' with the famous Ahemdabad based MBA Chai Wala from its party headquarters here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Congress to connect with Delhi voters via social media
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With just a fortnight away from the polls for the 70-member Delhi Assembly, the Congress besides the traditional door to door campaigns and public rallies, is tapping the social media to connect with the voters.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
ITNL announces foreclosure of Beawer-Gomti Road concession pact
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) ITNL Road Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IRIDCL) has entered into a tripartite agreement with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the lenders of the project led by the Union Bank of India for foreclosure of the Beawer-Gomti Road Concession Agreement for Rs 144.08 crore.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'People Analytics' is the future of HR in India: LinkedIn
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Nearly 92 per cent talent professionals in India consider 'People Analytics' to pave the way for the future of HR and recruiting while 95 per cent of them believe employee experience will shape the future of HR in the coming years, a new report by Microsoft-owned LinkedIn said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Nirbhaya convicts hanging goes into loop as judge transferred
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The judge who issued death warrant against the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case has been transferred.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
R-Day dress rehearsal glitters on Thursday
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, on Thursday, concluded successfully, giving a glimpse of the grand spectacle to unfold on Sunday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
International Court to rule on Myanmar genocide case
Bangkok, Jan 23 (IANS) The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday will rule on the imposition of provisional measures against Myanmar.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Borders between different media of performing arts erasing'
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Borders between the different mediums of performing arts are erasing, believes Mayuri Upadhya who has choreographed Feroz Abbas Khan's romantic musical "Raunaq & Jassi" which is set to make a grand debut in Delhi soon.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
KSHMR to headline Sunburn Holi 2020 in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian-American DJ and record producer KSHMR will be headlining the upcoming Sunburn Holi 2020 fest in Mumbai.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Withdraw cash from your neighbourhood shop with PhonePe ATM
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Digital payments platform PhonePe on Thursday launched a unique feature called 'PhonePe ATM' on its platform that will help users in need of cash can get instant money from merchants offering this facility.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
'J&K accession irreversible; secessionist arguments can't be permitted'
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the accession of Jammu and Kashmir into the Indian Union is "irreversible".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Spectre' assistant director settles lawsuit over set injury
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Terry Madden, an assistant director, who was injured in an accident on the set of the 2015 James Bond movie "Spectre", has settled a High Court compensation claim.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amar Kanwar's two art shows open in UAE
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) In a groundbreaking collaboration across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), two art galleries in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have mounted exhibitions by Amar Kanwar, one of Indias most critically-acclaimed and internationally-exhibited contemporary artists.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Matt Damon to play detective in NYPD thriller
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Matt Damon is reuniting with his 'Ford v. Ferrari' director James Mangold for a film titled 'The Force' in which the Hollywood actor will be essaying the role of a detective.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Henry Winkler talks about rumoured feud with Tom Hanks
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Henry Winkler has refuted claims about his feud with actor Tom Hanks.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award to be held on Jan 22(Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Every year, publishing house Vani Prakashan Group and arts & entertainment company Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd. confers Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award which is given to those who have been making a qualitative contribution in developing a literary and linguistic relation between at least two Indian languages. This year the Distinguished Translator Award will be given on 22nd January 2020 in Jaipur Bookmark Haveli, Diggi Palace, Jaipur.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
AI to replace 69% of manager's workload by 2024: Gartner
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies such as virtual personal assistants and chatbots will replace almost 69 per cent of the manager's workload by 2024, according to a prediction by research and advisory firm Gartner on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Union Budget 2020 opportunity to unleash reforms: Brickwork
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Brickwork Ratings on Thursday said the Union Budget 2020 is an opportunity to unleash reforms to restore economic growth and to set a clear roadmap for achieving the ambitious USD 5 trillion economy target by 2025.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
T20 WC prep continues as India face NZ at Eden Park (Preview)
Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) Buoyed by their emphatic series win over Australia, Team India will now go ahead with their T20 World Cup preparations when they face New Zealand in the first T20I of the five-match series at the Eden Park on Friday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NASA picks 16 science experiments for Moon delivery
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has finalised the first 16 science experiments and technology demonstrations, ranging from chemistry to communications, to be delivered to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis programme.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Dior collaborates with Chanakya School Of Craft
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) 21 embroidered panels were commissioned by Dior for its Spring Summer 2020 Haute Couture Fashion Show. Tha panels were commissioned by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior womens collections, in collaboration with Chanakya School Of Craft and renowned American artist Judy Chicago.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Go big or go home this Valentine's Day
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) If youve ever romanticized about a love so true like Romeo and Juliet, then this is perfect for you. Travel leader Airbnb.com gives you and your special someone the opportunity to live out your fantasy with a night in Juliets home. No we arent kidding. For the first time ever, Juliets House in Verona, Casa di Giulietta, will welcome a modern a couple to stay on Valentines Day.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
MNS's metamorphoses with new flag, symbol, ideology
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) On the political fringes since the past over 13 years of its existence, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has consciously turned into a new leaf with a new flag, symbol, ideological direction and a new future leader, here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
5th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award to be held on Jan 222
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Every year, publishing house Vani Prakashan Group and arts & entertainment company Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd. confers Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award which is given to those who have been making a qualitative contribution in developing a literary and linguistic relation between at least two Indian languages. This year the Distinguished Translator Award will be given on 22nd January 2020 in Jaipur Bookmark Haveli, Diggi Palace, Jaipur.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Lokayukta report on mining scandal drives wedge in Goa BJP
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has played down the Goa Lokayukta's indictment of former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and senior bureaucrats in a mining lease renewal scandal, the anti-corruption ombudsman's order appears to have driven a wedge in the state BJP unit.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Find a personalised exercise routine
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) With so many options available in the fitness space, finding the one right for you can be a task.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Shafali's power hitting new for women's cricket, says Mandhana
Jan 23, New Delhi (IANS) 15-year-old Shafali Verma has been the talk of the town for her extra-ordinary run of form since making her international debut in 2019. The senior members of the Indian women's team though are not too surprised by the teen prodigy's showing so far at the international level.
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
New teeth gel may prevent dental cavities, tooth decay
Hong Kong, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heal existing ones in lab experiments.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cos to get extended tax withholding on ECB interest payout
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian companies seeking foreign debt may continue to see its cost of capital fall amidst a rise in overseas investor interest with government looking to extend a concessional 5 per cent withholding tax on these overseas papers.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NIA to bring disgraced Kashmir DSP to Delhi
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Disgraced Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh will be brought to Delhi over the weekend, said sources in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is questioning the dismissed officer in Jammu on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Get rid of body odour
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Each human has a natural, distinct smell, but it can turn into bad body odour due to certain factors.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
2nd largest diamond ever discovered
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) In a unique collaboration, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton is all set to transform a rare and exceptional diamond specimen-- the 1758 carat diamond, SEWELO DIAMOND.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Now, another 'son-rise' in Thackeray clan
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday formally launched his 27-year-old son Amit Thackeray at the party's first mega-convention here.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Affordable access to on-trend styles on the go
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Millennials know the difference between indulging and wasting... they are the highest spenders today, but know what to and what not to shell out the bucks for. Keeping this in mind Stage3, one of Indias leading fashion-tech platform is transforming millennial Indias closets by providing affordable access to on-trend, glamorous fashion.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Odisha pays tribute to Netaji, Veer Surendra Sai
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) Odisha on Thursday paid rich tribute to freedom fighters Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary and Veer Surendra Sai on his 211th birth anniversary.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Bushfires rage in Australia, Canberra airport shut
Canberra, Jan 23 (IANS) The airport in Australia's capital city here was shut on Thursday as heat wave swept through the nation's south-east causing existing blazes to flare up, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pre-book Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite for Rs 39,999 in India
Gurugram, Jan 23 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday launched another flagship Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone for Rs 39,999 in India that can be pre-booked across Flipkart, Samsung.com and leading retail stores from January 23 till February 3.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
NZ guys are so nice, can't think of revenge: Kohli
Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday insisted that his team is not thinking of avenging the World Cup loss against New Zealand in the upcoming series which starts Friday with the first T20I at the Eden Park.
2020-01-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Two held with illegal liquor in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Delhi Excise Department has busted a gang and held two people for supplying non-duty paid liquor (NDPL) in a south-Delhi farm house, officials said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's J&K outreach is vote bank politics: Iltija Mufti (IANS Exclusive)
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Iltija Mufti, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has said that the ongoing visit of Union Ministers to the Union Territory was just the BJP's vote bank politics "aimed at regaining lost ground".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Twitter adds emoji reactions to Direct Message chats
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Micro blogging site Twitter on Thursday rolled out new emoji reactions for Direct Messages to all users on the web, iOS and Android.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kids born to moms with gestational diabetes at obesity risk
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that when a mother experiences both gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, the child has a growth trajectory that leads to an increased risk of high childhood body mass index (BMI) over time.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Raj Thackeray is the new 'Hindu Hridaysamrat'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Sending shock waves in the ruling establishment, a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena functionary on Thursday proclaimed that MNS chief Raj Thackeray will henceforth be the new "Hindu Hridaysamrat".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Aus Open: Medvedev, Pliskova advance to 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Daniil Medvedev of Russia set aside several unexpected issues that might have rattled some players but not him as he defeated Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sania Mirza exits Australian Open with calf injury
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza's campaign at the Australian Open came to an abrupt end on Thursday after she retired mid-way into her women's doubles first-round match with an injury.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Azharuddin threatens Rs 100 cr defamation over FIR
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain and former MP Mohammad Azharuddin on Thursday denied allegations of cheating levelled by a travel agency in Maharashtra and threatened to file defamation suit of Rs 100 crore.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Amit Sadh to join biker salute at Wagah Border
Amritsar, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Amit Sadh will join a group of 30 bikers from Delhi to Attari Border for a biking event in association with BSF where the riders will pay homage to BSF Soldiers.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Govt to sell 15% stake in Bharat Dynamics via OFS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Department of Investment and public Asset Management (DIPAM) will put 15 per cent of government stake on sale in Defence PSU Bharat Dynamics Ltd under the Offer for Sale (OFS) route and has invited merchant bankers to bid for the mandate to take it forward.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No AGR dues payment till next SC verdict: Airtel to DoT
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Thursday told the Department of Telecom that it will not clear any AGR arrears until the Supreme Court hearing next week.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Take steps towards normalcy instead of 'spewing venom': Ind to Pak
United Nations, Jan 23 (IANS) India has called upon Pakistan to take steps to restore normal ties through diplomacy instead of "spewing venom and false narratives" which have been rejected by the international community.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Drummer not emotionally, physically able to perform: Aerosmith
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Band Aerosmith has responded to Joey Kramer's lawsuit, insisting that the drummer had "not been emotionally and physically able to perform with the band" for the past six months.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple Watch detects yet another undiagnosed case of AFib
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Rosemary Stiles, a Kentucky woman has credited the Apple Watch for saving her life, after the device's heart rate monitor notified her of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
1 killed, 7 injured in US shooting
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) One person was killed and seven others injured when a gunman opened fire in a busy downtown area of the US city Seattle, police said on Twitter, adding they were searching for suspects.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
411 nominations rejected, 3 withdrawn for Delhi polls
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) As many as 411 nominations were rejected and three were withdrawn as of Thursday, after the nominations for February 8 elections in Delhi ended and the scrutiny was held on Wednesday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Juventus beat Roma 3-1 to reach Coppa Italia semis
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS) Juventus FC defeated AS Roma 3-1 at the Allianz Stadium in the northern city of Turin to reach the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia (Italy Cup).
2020-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Weinstein's 3rd sexual assault accuser identified
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Former actress Jessica Mann has been identified as the third woman who has accused disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault in his ongoing New York trial.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Cong upset with jumbo list of office bearers in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Upset with the jumbo-size list of 125 office bearers of the Congress in Kerala, the party high command on Thursday refused to give the nod for it.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Himachal reels under severe cold wave
Shimla, Jan 23 (IANS) Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold wave on Thursday, with the minimum temperature staying below freezing point, the weather bureau said. However, the weather will largely remain dry till Sunday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab to have National Security Guards centre
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) The central government has decided to set up a regional centre of the National Security Guards (NSG) in Pathankot in Punjab, a state government official said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Youth Congress to launch 'National Register of Unemployment'
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) To counter the BJP narrative on National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), youth congress is going to start a campaign to highlight the growing unemployment in India by demanding a 'National Register of Unemployed'.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
8 injured in Delhi school bus collision (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Seven children and a 55-year-old teacher were injured when a school bus here collided with a cluster bus and overturned on Thursday, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More details about the iPhone 12 design revealed
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Apple is expected to launch as many as four new iPhones spread across different display sizes in 2020 and now Apple analysts, Macotakara shared more details about the iPhone 12 design from a source from company's supply chain in Asia.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Finally, Haryana CM takes over CID portfolio
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) The 'tug-of-war' between Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his Home Minister Anil Vij has finally ended with the former taking over as Criminal Investigation Department (CID) portfolio.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Heading to Pakistan, remember us in your prayers: Mustafizur
Dhaka, Jan 23 (IANS) Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rehman, who is part of the Bangladesh squad traveling to Pakistan, posted a cryptic tweet before team's departure which raised a few eyebrows.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft admits 250mn customers' service records got exposed
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Microsoft has admitted it exposed nearly 250 million customer service records owing to "misconfiguration of an internal customer support database" used for tracking support cases that included logs of conversations between Microsoft support agents and customers from all over the world.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ISI agent's phone leads to Raj, Maha terror modules
Varanasi, Jan 23 (IANS) The arrest of ISI agent M. Rashid from Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh has led the investigators to several sleeping modules of terror outfits in Rajasthan and Mumbai.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
Kejriwal to hold roadshows in 5 constituencies on Thursday
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) As the election nears in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal is out on streets with roadshows seeking votes for the party. He will hold five roadshows in five assembly constituencies on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Relief to consumers as petrol, diesel get cheaper
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Fuel prices dipped further on Thursday after slump in international crude oil rates following the outbreak of coronavirus in China. The price of petrol was cut by 17 paise and that of diesel by 19 paise a litre across all major cities on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Muslim clerics to spread awareness against CAA, NRC
Bareilly, Jan 23 (IANS) A group of Sunni Barelvi Muslim clerics have decided to spread awareness among people in their area regarding the drawbacks of Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
American admits to trying to aid terror group LeT
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) An American man who wanted to become an executioner for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and fight against India has admitted before a federal judge that he was guilty of providing support to the Pakistan-based terrorist organisation, according to officials.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Terrorism
Leadership can't always be determined by results: Kohli
Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has said that as a leader of his team, his focus is to take the team forward and not worry too much about the results as they don't always determine the leadership qualities of a person.
2020-01-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Stop collecting images: Twitter to facial recognition app
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Twitter has told law enforcement app maker Clearview AI to stop downloading images from its platform to build its facial recognition databases as it violates its policies.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Disgraced DSP brought to Jammu for NIA probe
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has brought the disgraced Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh to Jammu for investigations.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Google discovers security flaws in Apple Safari browser
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Google security researchers discovered several security flaws in a privacy software in Apple web browser Safari that could have helped third-party vendors track users' browsing habits.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
6 kids injured in Delhi school bus accident
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A school bus in Delhi collided with a cluster bus and overturned in Narayana area on Thursday injuring at least six students, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 held for violence post local body polls in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Six people have been arrested after violence erupted in Rishabdev in Udaipur district soon after the panchayat elections results were declared, said Rishabhdve SHO Shailendra Singh on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
JLF 2020 kicks off with power packed sessions
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) As the pleasant winters wrap up paving way for spring, the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) makes a comeback here in Diggy Palace to bring in fresh breeze of ideas, debates, dialogues and perspectives on subjects ranging from Kashmir to Indian Constitution, to climate change to artificial intelligence among many others which have been discussed on the global map.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Stafanie Taylor to lead West Indies women in T20 WC
Barbados, Jan 23 (IANS) Stafanie Taylor will lead West Indies women in the upcoming T20 World Cup slated to be played in Australia from February 21- March 8.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Barbados,Sports,Cricket
Lucknow man gets sliced in saw machine
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 55-year-old man died after his muffler got stuck in a saw machine and he got pulled in under the cutter.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
18 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) At least 18 Delhi-bound trains were delayed due to fog in several parts of northern India, officials said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
FIR lodged for using Smriti's pic in real estate ad
Amethi, Jan 23 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against unnamed persons on a complaint by the aide of Smriti Irani that said that the Union Minister's photograph have been used by a real estate developer without her consent in an advertisement.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Shubhankar Sharma looking to maintain momentum in Dubai
Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian golfers Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar will mark their presence at the Emirates Golf Club in the US as they continue on their European tour journey to represent India in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic tournament after playing at the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Golf
571 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia in China
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Chinese health authorities announced on Thursday that 571 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported in 25 provincial-level regions in the country by the end of Wednesday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Have more money than your hair on head: Akhtar tells Sehwag
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Shoaib Akhtar has dismissed Virender Sehwag's claim that the former Pakistani speedster lavishes praise on the Indian team because "it makes business".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Allahabad HC upholds ban on loudspeakers in mosques
Prayagraj, Jan 23 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has refused to quash an administrative order that banned the use of loudspeakers for 'azaan' at two mosques in Baddopur and Shahganj villages of Jaunpur district in Uttara Pradesh.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Jauhar university's 104 bigha land seized in Rampur
Rampur, Jan 23 (IANS) The district administration of Rampur, on Wednesday, seized 104-bigha land inside the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University campus on the directions of revenue board court in Prayagraj.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Priyanka to lead Cong movement on farmers in UP
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) In an apparent attempt to corner the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh and confront the ruling BJP head on, the Congress will launch a state wide movement for the problems of farmers.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP IPS officer files petition on DGP selection
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) Senior IPS officer and director general (civil defence) J L Tripathi has filed a petition in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court, challenging the ongoing selection process of the UP Director General of Police.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
FIR lodged for using Smriti Irani's pic in real estate ad
Amethi, Jan 23 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against unnamed persons on a complaint by Union Minister Smriti Irani's aide who said that her photograph were used by a real estate developer without her consent in an advertisement.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Syrian rebels fire mortar shells on Aleppo city
Damascus, Jan 23 (IANS) Dozens of mortar shells hit the northern Syrian city of Aleppo city, the latest in a series of rebels' mortar attacks on the city's residential areas.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Christchurch to host 2021 Women's World Cup final
Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga, Dunedin and Christchurch are the six New Zealand cities which will host matches in the 2021 edition of the Women's World Cup.
2020-01-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Modi pays homage to Bal Thackeray on his birth anniversary
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Paying his tributes to Shiv Sena founder Bal Keshav Thackeray, known as Balasaheb Thackeray, on his 94th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called him a "courageous" leader who never hesitated from raising issues of public welfare.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India will always remain grateful to Netaji: Modi
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Remembering Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the nation will always remain grateful to the leader, who stood up for the progress and well-being of his fellow Indians.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ghana's 2022 FIFA WC qualifying group confirmed
Accra (Ghana), Jan 23 (IANS) Ghana have been drawn alongside South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in Group G of the second-round qualifiers for 2022 FIFA World Cup.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Ghana,Sports,Football
Man United stunned by Burnley in Premier League
Manchester, Jan 23 (IANS) Burnley pulled off the biggest surprise in Premier League action, scoring once in each half to defeat Manchester United 2-0 at the Old Trafford.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
House of Lords accepts Brexit withdrawal bill with changes
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Britain's Brexit withdrawal bill was finally approved after historic votes in the Houses of Parliament, paving the way for Britain to leave the European Union (EU).
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
5 sentenced to prison in Mexico for migrant trafficking
Mexico City, Jan 23 (IANS) Five men were sentenced to six and a half years in prison for trafficking 785 undocumented migrants in cargo trucks, the Prosecutor General's Office said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5.2 -magnitude earthquake hits southern Iran
Tehran, Jan 23 (IANS) A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Sargaz region in south Iranon Wednesday, Iran's Seismological Centre reported.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 children injured in school bus accident
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A school bus on Thursday collided with a cluster bus in Narayana area injuring six students, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese vice premier orders all-out efforts to curb virus outbreak
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Wednesday called for all-out efforts to curb the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province.
2020-01-23
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
House of Commons rejects changes to Brexit bill demanded by upper house
London, Jan 23 (IANS) The House of Commons (lower house of British parliament) on Wednesday overturned five amendments to the government's Brexit bill made by the House of Lords (upper house), less than 10 days before Britain is set to exit from the European Union (EU).
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Dollar edges down amid data
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) The US dollar weakened slightly in late trading on Wednesday amid a slew of data.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
2 killed in Houthi missile attack on Yemen
Sanaa, Jan 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed on Wednesday in a missile attack launched by Houthi rebels on Yemen's central province of Marib, a government source said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Yemen,Terrorism
WHO extends emergency talks over coronavirus outbreak in China
Geneva, Jan 23 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Oil prices slip amid over-supply worries
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Oil prices sank on Wednesday amid growing concerns over a potential oversupply of crude.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Snake might be animal reservoir of novel coronavirus: Study
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) A study published on Wednesday in the Journal of Medical Virology showed that snake is the most probable wildlife animal reservoir for the novel coronavirus that had caused 17 deaths in central China's Hubei Province.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US, China working on vaccine against coronavirus: Expert
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) US and Chinese medical institutions are working together to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which has already caused 440 confirmed cases of pneumonia in China, a US vaccine scientist said on Wednesday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
4 die in plane crash at California airport
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Four people were killed when an airplane crashed at Corona Municipal Airport in California on Wednesday, according to local authorities.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tulsi Gabbard file $50M defamation suit against Hillary Clinton
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) The outspoken, independent-minded Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has hit Hillary Clinton with a $50-million suit alleging that the defeated presidential candidate defamed her by calling her a "Russian Asset."
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Agriculture land will be give on lease in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Jan 23 (IANS) All the hurdles in getting land on lease for agriculture have been removed in Uttarakhand. A register will be maintained for the government land and tenders will be issued for lease.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
US stocks trade higher amid earnings
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) US stocks traded higher on Wednesday as investors digested a slew of quarterly corporate earnings reports.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Four looming threats endanger 21st-century progress: UN chief
United Nations, Jan 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said that four looming threats endanger 21st-century progress and imperil 21st-century possibilities.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Derogatory online content' against PM may pose threat: Intel
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Ahead of Republic Day, the Ministry of Home Affairs, after considering an intelligence alert, has issued a warning to all security agencies to be on alert, saying "derogatory contents" posted on social media against Prime Minister Narendra Modi may pose threat, sources said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Italy's Foreign Minister Di Maio resigns as 5-Star leader
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Wednesday announced he would step down as leader of the troubled anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, saying he had "completed his task".
2020-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Bomb suspect flown in, to be produced in Mangaluru court
Mangaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Mangaluru airport bomb suspect Aditya Rao, arrested on surrendering in Bengaluru on Wednesday, was flown to this port city in western Karnataka for custody and interrogation, the police said.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Water tank collapses in Bengal, video goes viral
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) A video footage of a huge overhead water tank collapsing like a pack of cards in West Bengal's Bankura district went viral on social media on Wednesday, prompting the authorities to order a probe.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pandit rehab project to be theme of J&K R-Day float
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir's 'Back to Village' programme for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits, launched last year, is the theme for its Republic Day tableau this year.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt's new initiative 'Jal Jeevan Mission' part of R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The tableau of Ministry of Jal Shakti will showcase the government's new initiative, 'Jal Jeevan Mission', during the Republic Day parade, which aims at providing functional tap connection to every rural household by 2024.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
NDRF to showcase flood rescue team in action on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will showcase their flood rescue team in action, rescuing drowned people, including children and animals, during the Republic Day parade on Sunday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengal Police SI among four held for stealing rifles
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Four persons, including a police Sub-Inspector, were arrested on Wednesday for stealing rifles from the 'malkhana' (room for keeping seized arms and ammunition and other case properties) of Lalgarh police station in West Bengal.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Plea in SC to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in 2016 sedition case
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court's refusal to direct the city's AAP government to grant sanction for prosecution of former JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar in the 2016 sedition case.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karnataka to showcase first socio-religious parliament on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Karnataka government will show case 'Anubhava Mantapa' (Centre for Experiences), a socio-religious centre of the 12th century Kalyana Karnataka, in its tableau in the Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Commerce Ministry tableau depicts Startup India project
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Ministry of Commerce and Industry will take part in this year's Republic Day Parade where it is going to showcase a tableau depicting various stages of its flagship project, 'Startup India'.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kohli posts pic with team mates in 'beautiful Auckland'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India's home season came to an end with the 2-1 ODI series win against Australia and they now tour New Zealand until March with the T20I series between the two sides starting on Friday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Anti-CAA stir: All faith human chain in Kolkata on R-Day
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Kolkata will witness to an all faith human chain stretching from the north to the south of the city on January 26 - the nation's Republic Day - as a means to consolidate the protests against the new citizenship law CAA and proposed countrywide NRC.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Zim vs SL 1st Test: Mathews' maiden double ton puts SL in command
Harare, Jan 22 (IANS) Angelo Mathews' maiden double century tipped the scales in Sri Lanka's favour on Day 4 of their first Test against Zimbabwe in Harare. Mathews scorded 200 off 468 balls as Sri Lanka declared on 515/9. Zimbabwe batted out 17 overs at the end of the day and ensured they don't lose a wicket. They were 30/0 at stumps and trail Sri Lanka by 127 runs.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
AAP goads BJP to announce Delhi CM face
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released the list of star campaigners, the AAP again took a jibe asking it about its chief ministerial face.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
AAP all out on streets as the election nears
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) With just about two weeks left for the Delhi Assembly polls, leaders of Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday hit the streets of the national capital with roadshows and public meetings seeking votes for the party.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
H1B workers' children in New Jersey eligible for affordable higher education tuition
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Students living in New Jersey who are children of foreign workers on H1B visas will now qualify for the more affordable in-state tuition for higher education at the states public institutions.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,National
WFP launches new humanitarian staging area in Nepal
Rome, Jan 22 (IANS/AKI) A new humanitarian staging area has been inaugurated in Nepal that will be able to store essential supplies for over 60,000 people, the United Nations World Food Programme said in a statement on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UP's R-Day float to showcase state's composite culture
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Republic Day tableau of the UP government will exhibit the cultural and religious tourism and the 'Sarva Dharma Sama Bhav" theme.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chief Justice says 'overcrowding' a big issue in courtrooms
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Wednesday took note on the excessive crowd in the courtroom ahead of the hearing on the 140 petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act and said there was a need to devise a mechanism to tackle the menace.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kolkata Port Trust part of Republic Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Ministry of Shipping has dedicated its tableau for Republic Day parade to Kolkata Port Trust.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Kashmir to Kanyakumari' to fascinate viewers on Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) This year, the Centre Public Works Department (CPWD) tableau will be based on its horticulture department depicting Kashmir to Kanyakumari theme, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pakistan's ability to back terrorists diminished: US report
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan's capability to intervene militarily in Kashmir has been reduced and backing militancy would be a costly alternative for a diplomatically isolated Islamabad, according to a policy analysis prepared for US Congress.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Anand Mahindra impresses Tweeple with #whatsappwonderbox
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra recently shared a video on an innovative math hack, impressing the Twitterati. Even Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan loved the video.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Students protest outside lit meet as Swapan Dasgupta speaks
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Displaying placards and posters opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens, hundreds of Left students staged a protest demonstration outside the Victoria Memorial Hall here on Wednesday, where BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta was speaking at a session of the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Netizens laud brave children after Bal Puraskar
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Twitetrati lauded the brave children after President Ram Nath Kovind presented them with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mamata challenges Shah to clarify on CAA provisions
Darjeeling, Jan 22 (IANS) Taking on Union Home Minister Amit Shah a day after he accused the country's opposition parties of 'misleading' the people on CAA, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday challenged him to clarify provisions of the new citizenship law and alleged the Centre was planning to prepare two separate NPR lists.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Andhra Council refers 3-capitals Bills to select committee
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) In a huge jolt to the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh, the state Legislative Council Chairman on Wednesday referred two Bills for creating three state capitals to a select committee.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Disappointed over SC's refusal to stay CAA: Jamaat-e-Islami
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court's refusal to stay the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tweeple gives thumbs up to innovate way of teaching maths
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A video of students singing and dancing while learning multiplication tables is doing the rounds on internet, leaving many impressed.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gujarat's R-Day tableau to exhibit Queen's Stepwell
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The tableau of Gujarat will display 'Rani ki Vav -- Jal Mandir' (Queen's Stepwell), a unique piece of ancient Indian architecture, construction and craftsmanship, located in Patan city.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maha trio arrested for bid to extort Rs 3 cr from Goa Min
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Three persons from Maharashtra were arrested by the Goa Police on Wednesday for allegedly trying to extort Rs 3 crore from state Public Works Department Minister Deepak Pauskar.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Financial inclusion is Fin Min's theme for R Day tableau
New Delhi, Jan (22) The tableau of Department of Financial Services, under the Ministry of Finance, in this year's Republic Day parade will depict the achievements made in the area of financial inclusion which have been recognized world-wide.
2020-01-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic, Serena in 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams all made it to the third round of the 2020 Australian Open at the end of the third day of the first Grand Slam of the season in Melbourne on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
RBL Bank Q3 net profit down 70% to Rs 66 cr, bad loans surge
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Private sector RBL Bank on Wednesday reported a near 70 per cent drop in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December to Rs 66.49 crore, caused by a significant rise in provisions.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian Army chief in J&K to take stock of ground situation
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian Army chief, Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, on Wednesday, undertook his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking charge, to review security operations in the region.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Work begins on Chandrayaan-3 mission: ISRO
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) In its second attempt to soft-land on the moon, India began working on its third lunar mission -- Chandrayaan-3 -- which is scheduled for launch in early 2021, a top space official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
CRPF team comes to the aide of pregnant woman
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), Jan 22 (IANS) In the dense forests of Bijapur village, Padeda, a Maoist hub, has little to boast of in terms of healthcare facility, roads and logistics.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Goa tableau to showcase its biodiversity, shores
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Goa will depict its seashore along with its biodiversity and livelihoods on its tableau during the Republic Day parade, apart from highlighting the state's campaign to 'Save the Frog'.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
ISL: Dominant Bengaluru run over Odisha to claim top spot
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Bengaluru bounced back from their defeat to Mumbai City in style with a dominating 3-0 win against Odisha FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
MP BJP leader sparks row with 'vulgar' comment targeting Collector
Biaora (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 22 (IANS) Former minister of state in the previous Shivraj Singh Chauhan-led BJP ministry in Madhya Pradesh, Badrilal Yadav added a new dimension to the bitter conflict between his party and the Congress on Wednesday by passing vulgar comments against Rajgarh Collector Nidhi Nivedita.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Rajasthan farmers, not Pakistan, will get Ravi water: Shekhawat
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Jalshakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Wednesday visited the barrage project being built on the Ravi river in Pathankot district and said that the water under India's control will only be used in the country, while not even one drop of water will go to Pakistan.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rukuna Rath Yatra of Odisha to roll on Rajpath on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to showcase Rukuna Rath Yatra of Lord Lingaraja, worshipped as both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu (Harihara) at the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, at the Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Himachal Pradesh tableau to highlight Kullu Dussehra festival
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The tableau of Himachal Pradesh will showcase fervour and festivity of world famous Kullu Dussehra celebrated in Kullu valley during the Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Elephant a gentleman, will not allow it to be troubled: SC
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday noted that "the elephant is a gentleman" and the man should give way for it, as it expressed its willingness to uphold the Tamil Nadu government order, notifying the Nilgiris Elephant Corridor.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Why's PM not listening to Shaheen Bagh's man ki baat: Azad
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) With crowd at Shaheen Bagh cheering him on Wednesday, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad sharpened his attack on the Prime Minister, saying "if the PM can do 'Mann ki baat,' then why is he not listening to the 'mann ki baat' of women of Shaheen Bagh who are sitting in protest for the last 38 days for a cause?"
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Top tennis talent at Bengaluru Open tournament
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) The third edition of Bengaluru Open, an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour event, has lined up four players ranked under top 100 and 13 players in the top 150, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
P.K. Banerjee responding to treatment: Hospital
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Legendary Indian footballer P.K. Banerjee, who was admitted to a city hospital after his sodium levels fell, is "responding to the ongoing treatment", a statement issued by the hospital said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mild quake in Himachal's Chamba district
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) A mild earthquake occurred in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday evening, the Met office here said.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya to showcase living root bridge at R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, will showcase the double-decker living root bridge, a unique natural phenomenon shaped by human ingenuity, in its tableau for the Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bamboo, cane crafts will dominate Assam tableau
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to showcase the northeastern state's bamboo and cane crafts in its tableau during the Republic Day parade, a senior state government officer said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Madhya Pradesh tableau to be based on Tribal Museum
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to showcase a tableau depicting Tribal Museum of the state in Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Helping women in distress through food
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Asma Khan wears many hats with elan: Those of a chef, restaurateur and a cookbook author.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Jaish plots 'spectacular strike', high alert in J&K, Delhi
New Delhi 22 January (IANS) As Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) plans a 'spectacular suicide strike' on the eve of the first Republic Day after the scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the entire Union Territory of J&K has been put on high alert.
2020-01-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Shubhankar looking to maintain momentum in Abu Dhabi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian golfers Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar mark their presence at the Emirates Golf Club in the United States as they continue on their European tour journey to represent India in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic tournament after playing at the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
#VikKat? Vicky & Katrina trigger off social media buzz
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Is it game on really, for VicKat? Fans of Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif on social media would love to think so.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Andhra tableau reflects Kuchipudi, Kondapalli handicrafts
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh tableau will reflect the culture, tradition and lifestyle of people showcasing the Tirumala Tirupati Brahmotsavam, classical Kuchipudi dance, Kondapalli handicrafts and Kalankari paintings using natural colours in the Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Edible oil adulterating unit busted in Gurugram, owner held
Gurugram, Jan 22 (IANS) The Gurugram Police crime branch have busted a unit making fake edible oil in the Bilaspur area and arrested its owner for alleged involvement in adulteration and illegal labelling of well-known brands for supplying adulterated refined oil in the market, according to an announcement here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Honoured to have been mentioned by PM: Kumble
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Former India captain Anil Kumble on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who, during his annual 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event on coping with exams, has cited the cricketer's example of playing with a broken jaw against the West Indies in a Test match in 2002.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
AAP fields fresh face, BJP bets on warhorse in Trilokpuri
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Trilokpuri, the nondescript Delhi neighbourhood of East Delhi, could be a congested resettlement colony with basic needs and aspirations, like clean water, proper sewage and uncluttered roads. But as it readies to vote in the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections, its intermittent communal past weighs.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Baloch Hindu outfit in SC: CAA essential for minorities
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Balochistan Hindu Panchayat, an organization working for the protection of those who fled Pakistan, on Wednesday defended the Citizenship Amendment Act before the Supreme Court.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Soha Ali Khan: Health is number one on my priority list
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Soha Ali Khan says taking care of health is number one on her priority list.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
L&T's Q3 consolidated net profit up 16.5%
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Infrastructure and engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Wednesday reported a 16.48 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December at Rs 2,751.66 crore.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP turns heat on Soren, to send fact finding team to J'khand
New Delhi/Ranchi, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP has condemned the shocking incident in which seven people were allegedly abducted by Patthalgari supporters in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district and are believed to have been killed.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oil India moves SC on its order over AGR dues
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) State-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL), the country's second-largest public sector oil and gas producer, has filed a clarificatory/modificatory petition in the Supreme Court on its earlier order which has expanded the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) for telecom companies to include non-core operations of any company having a telecom-related licence.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Kashmir only acceded, never merged into Indian dominion'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Kashmir had only acceded and it was not merged into the Dominion of India, a counsel representing the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association challenging the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 told the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
OMRS installation to be completed by Dec 2020: Railways
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In a bid to ensure safe travel for passengers, Indian Railways plans to complete implementation of 25 Online Monitoring of Rolling Stock systems (OMRS) at 20 locations in Phase I by the end of 2020.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sonia, Priyanka visit party leader's house
Rae Bareli, Jan 22 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday visited the residence of former Congress MLA Ajay Pal Singh at Arkha.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Cracks in democracy: India drops ten places in Democracy Index
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Citing erosion of civil liberties in the country, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) put India 10 ranks lower at the 51st place out of 167 countries in its Democracy Index's global ranking released on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hindu Mahasabha for sedition case against Shaheen Bagh protestors
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Hindu mahasabha has demanded sedition cases be slapped against the Shaheen Bagh protestors in Delhi.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahane asks fans for show suggestions to binge watch
Auckland, Jan 22 (IANS) Preparing for their Test series, Indias Test vice captain Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday asked fans to suggest the names of some shows to binge watch during his off time.
2020-01-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Naseeruddin Shah is 'frustrated': Anupam Kher's retort to 'clown' jibe
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Naseeruddin Shah called his industry colleague Anupam Kher a "clown" earlier on Wednesday, and now the latter has responded to the jibe saying Shah is a "frustrated" man despite of all the acclaim he has won.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka's swipe: Shah challenging those who don't venture out
Rae Bareli, Jan 22 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday took a swipe at Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and former Chief Ministers Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, saying the BJP leader is throwing a challenge on the CAA-NRC issue to "those who did not come out of their houses".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kejriwal leads AAP's list of 39 star campaigners
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), here on Wednesday, made public the list of 39 star campaigners for the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's name on the top.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sonia's return temporary, need organisational polls: Tharoor (IANS interview)
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Describing as a "temporary arrangement" the return of Sonia Gandhi to the post of Congress president, senior party leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday reiterated his call for elections to all leadership positions in order to revive the party and energise its workers.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Bigg Boss 13: Akanksha breaks up with housemate Paras?
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Paras Chhabra's girlfriend Akanksha Puri has reportedly decided to break up with the "Bigg Boss 13" contestant.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man cuts book into half, Twitter abuzz
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A Twitter post has divided the internet after the user revealed that he cuts long books in half to make them more portable.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Azharuddin booked for allegedly cheating Maha travel agent
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Jan 22 (IANS) A case was filed former Indian cricket team captain and ex-MP Mohammed Azharuddin and two others for allegedly cheating a local travel agent of around Rs 2.10 million, a police official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam Rifles dismisses IPS officer's charges
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Three days after a woman IPS officer alleged that a soldier of Assam Rifles physically assaulted and molested her at a check post near Moreh town in Manipur's Tengnoupal district, the force in a statement rejected the accusations calling it "baseless and fabricated", and blamed her for "illegally entering Myanmar".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
AP govt hires Mukul Rohtagi to defend three-capital move
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) With its move to develop three state capitals challenged in the Andhra Pradesh High Court by Amaravati farmers, the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led state government has hired senior lawyer and former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to argue its case.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hugh Laurie's new sci-fi comedy 'Avenue 5' dissects social order
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Hugh Laurie says his sci-fi comedy series "Avenue 5" examines how terrifyingly quick the breakdown process of a social order can be.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Naseeruddin Shah's son Vivaan to play ragpicker in his next
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Vivaan Shah, who is the younger son of actors Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak, will be seen playing a kabaadiwala (ragpicker) in the upcoming film "Kabaad: The Coin".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gokulam to give Churchill ticket money to Dhanarajan family
Kozhikode, Jan 22 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC will hand over all the ticket revenue from its next I League match against Churchill Brothers on January 26 to the family of late footballer Dhanarajan Radhakrishnan.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Sunil Grover loves playing women on screen
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor-comedian Sunil Grover is popular as Gutthi, his comic female avatar with two ribboned braids, and he says that he loves playing women characters. The trend of male actors dressing up as women for tickling the funny bone should continue as long as people find it humorous and is done in a graceful way, he adds.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' to re-release in India on Feb 14
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood", which has become an award-season favourite, will be re-released in India on February 14.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Telangana finally gets to show its rich culture
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Five years after its birth, Telangana -- the youngest state of the country -- will have its tableau in the Republic Day parade. The tableau will represent rich mix of culture and festivals.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Keeping quiet is not a solution: Comedian Rohan Joshi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Comedian and AIB co-founder has always been vocal about his views, be it political or social. He does not shy away from sharing his opinions on issues. Recently when many celebrities were hesitatant to speak on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) row, Rohan was among the few to lend his name and face to the ongoing protests.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Air India's plane audit tender out, disinvestment EoI on way
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The second attempt to sell Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express has begun with the national career floating tender for physical aircraft inspection of its fleet and data room related matters.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chhattisgarh tableau to showcase folk life at R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh tableau will showcase the artistic beauty of the state's folk life during the Republic Day parade on January 26, the state government said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Taxpayers given more time to file monthly GST returns
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In a major relief for small traders with an annual turnover of Rs 5 crore or less, the government on Wednesday announced the extension of the cut-off date for filing monthly GST returns by up to 4 days.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Atlas Cycles co-promoter's wife found hanging at family home
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Atlas Cycles co-promoter Sanjay Kapur's wife Natasha Kapur allegedly committed suicide here, police said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KJo: We've all been through difficult phases of self-doubt
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says every one goes through difficult phases of self-doubt and low confidence, and that affects ones ability to put oneself out there.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Airtel partners with Western Union for real-time global payments
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday entered into a partnership with global money transfer company Western Union to launch real-time payments into bank accounts in India and mobile wallets across Africa.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Iyyanar deity statue to showcase TN tradition
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will showcase Iyyanar deity statue in its tableau during Republic Day parade as it is installed at the entrance of villages in the state with a belief that he would protect the villagers from "evil forces". Iyyanar deity is also known as the guardian deity of villages.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jennifer Winget, Shivin in Rishikesh to shoot shadi scene in 'Beyhadh 2'
Rishikesh, Jan 22 (IANS) Actors Jennifer Winget and Shivin Narang are currently in Rishikesh to film a wedding sequence for their show "Beyhadh 2".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iltija Mufti hits out at Centre's outreach programme
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Iltija Mufti, the daughter of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who operates her Twitter handle, has hit out at the ongoing visit of Union ministers to Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Cyber star Prajakta Koli elated to work with Michelle Obama
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Internet sensation Prajakta Koli has collaborated with Michelle Obama on the "Creators For Change" series. For Prajakta, working with the former US first lady was an amazing experience.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Top Indian philanthropists join hands to fight climate change
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS In a bid to solve Indias pressing climate challenges, countrys foremost philanthropists on Wednesday joined hands to form the India Climate Collaborative (ICC) that will worke to strengthen the climate community locally, build a climate narrative and drive solutions that will ensure both the natural world and people thrive.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Preity, Vir Das' 'Fresh Off The Boat' episode set for India premiere
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The special episode of American sitcom "Fresh Off The Boat" featuring Indian actors Preity Zinta and Vir Das will premiere in India on January 24.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Reject Kapil Mishra's nomination papers: AAP
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Wednesday complained to the Chief Election Officer alleging wrongful acceptance of the nomination papers of Kapil Mishra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Model Town Assembly seat, by the Returning Officer.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Piramal's Rs 3,650 cr rights issue oversubscribed
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Piramal Enterprises on Wednesday said that its rights issue worth Rs 3,650 crore, which closed on Tuesday, has been over-subscribed by 1.14 times.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod for India-Brazil MoU on geology, mineral resources
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed between India and Brazil on cooperation in the field of geology and mineral resources.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India, Tunisia, Papua New Guinea to sign MoU on elections
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval allowing the Election Commission (EC) to sign memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with its counterparts in Tunisia and Papua New Guinea.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
'Love Aaj Kal' song 'Shayad' a trip down memory lane for Imtiaz Ali
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Director Imtiaz Ali says the latest song "Shayad" from his film "Love Aaj Kal", starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan, is a trip down memory lane.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hrithik Roshan wants to don the khakee on screen
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan has shot many car chase and action sequences in his career, but the Bollywood superstar is yet to play a police officer on screen. He now wants filmmakers to write a police officers role for him.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Subhas Chandra Bose temple to open in Varanasi on Thursday
Varanasi, Jan 22 (IANS) A temple built in the name of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be inaugurated here on Thursday which also happens to be the 123rd birth anniversary of the iconic freedom fighter.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Two killed as jilted lover set afire house in Andhra
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) Two persons were charred to death and four others were injured when a jilted lover set afire house of his relative in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Wednesday, police said.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karanvir Bohra to make digital debut with 'The Casino'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) TV star Karanvir Bohra is all set to make his digital debut with the web series "The Casino", and he says these are exciting times for an actor.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-T searches on United Phosphorus premises
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) An income tax (I-T) officer has conducted searches on multi-national agro-chemical manufacturer United Phosphorus Limited (UPL), acting on complaints of tax evasion.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Magsaysay awardee booked for speech against Savarkar
Aligarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winning human rights activist Sandeep Pandey has been booked for allegedly making inappropriate comments against Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
IBM bats for regulating AI based on accountability,security
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) IT major IBM has released a regulatory framework for organisations involved in developing or using Artificial Intelligence based on accountability, transparency, fairness and security.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Naseeruddin Shah calls Anupam Kher a 'clown'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Naseeruddin Shah has opened up about the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and said his fellow actor Anupam Kher, who has been "very vocal" in his support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its policies, is a clown.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cabinet okays Rs 4,371Cr for permanent campuses of new NITs
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for the Revised Cost Estimates (RCE) for establishment of permanent campuses of new National Institutes of Technology (NITs) at a cost of Rs 4,371.90 crore for the period 2021-2022.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rani ki Vav, Meghalaya's living root bridge among R-Day attractions
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) On the 70th Republic Day ceremony, Gujarat will showcase the 'Rani ki Vav: Jal Mandir' (Queen's stepwell) in its tableau, which has been recognised as the ancient engineering marvel and also features on the UNESCO's World Heritage Site list, while Meghalaya will showcase the double decker living root bridges.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
MPs' farm panel trip will be five-star affair
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Jan 22 (IANS) Raising great expectations ahead of the Union Budget, a 31-member parliamentary panel will visit Maharashtra from Thursday for two days to study the farmers' issues, official sources said here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Shabana Azmi 'stable' and 'under observation'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Shabana Azmi is recovering. The veteran actress, who was injured in a road accident, is currently under observation but her condition is stable.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Afghan air raids kill 14 insurgents in Kandahar province
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) A total of 14 militants were killed as fighter planes struck a Taliban hideout in Miwand district in southern Kandahar province, said an army statement released here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Rahul to lead anti-CAA rally at Wayanad on Jan 30
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After the Jaipur meeting on January 28, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Wayanad on January 30 to lead an anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) rally.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shakti Mohan: Have no interest in acting
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Renowned choreographer Shakti Mohan says that she finds it offensive when someone suggests she should try acting.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Spotify testing new Stories feature for influencer playlists
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is working on a new feature that lets influencers share Stories alongside their public playlists. The new version will let select users share video clips that contain snippets of songs and album art.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Delhi polls: 13 cases against AAP for violating model code
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A total of 13 FIRs have been registered against Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for violating the model code of conduct, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
The man who made Shraddha, Varun dance in 'Street Dancer 3D'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Rahul Shetty, who has choreographed several songs in "Street Dancer 3D", considers it a "once in a lifetime" experience" to work with renowned actors like Prabhudeva, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in the film.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SRK's epic reply to fan who wants to rent room in his bungalow
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan gave an epic reply to a fan seeking to rent a room in the superstars bungalow, Mannat, during an open chat with fans on Twitter.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: Neroca host league leaders Mohun Bagan
Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) Neroca FC will be hosting Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium in Imphal on Thursday as the season approaches its half-way mark.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
MHA urges SC to plug loopholes that delay convicts' hanging
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Facing the heat for procedural delay in execution of death sentence of four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) here on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its January 2014 judgement that didn't specify deadline for availing legal remedies.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ranji Roundup: Delhi ride Rana's unbeaten ton to thrilling win
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Nitish Rana displayed his T20 repertoire in full as he smashed a heroic unbeaten 68-ball 105 to help Delhi chase down a stiff target of 347 and win their Ranji Trophy group A encounter against defending champions Vidarbha at the Arun Jaitley Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
ISL: Chennaiyin host Jamshedpur in chase for playoffs
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) The race for the playoff spots is set to get hotter as Chennaiyin FC host Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Kerala HC stays TV series on 'cyanide killer' Jolly
Kochi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday stayed the airing of ongoing TV series on serial murders that took place at Koodathai in Kozhikode district between 2002 and 2016.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Haryana CM to campaign in 17 Delhi constituencies
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said he will campaign for the BJP in 17 Delhi Assembly segments, situated along his state's border.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Tokyo Olympics: Saina, Srikanth race time to qualify
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Four weeks into the Olympic year and the badminton qualification process has entered its home run. P.V. Sindhu and Sai Praneeth's medals at the 2019 World Championships hold them in good stead and they are more or less assured of a place in the Tokyo Olympics. Doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty's recent upturn in form has resulted in them being in a safe zone in the qualification rankings. Beyond them, however, the picture becomes murky, particularly for Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal, two names that not too long ago were touted as medal prospects for India come Tokyo 2020.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Punjab's tableau to showcase Guru Nanak's philosophy
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) 'Kirat Karo', 'Naam Japo' and 'Vand Chhako' is the theme of Punjab's tableau at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
New ultrafast camera takes 1 trillion frames per second
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new camera that can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Pakistan govt postpones release of 'Zindagi Tamasha'
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has postponed the release of the controversial film "Zindagi Tamasha". The ministry has taken this step over fears of violence due to alleged hurting of religious sentiments.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Amazon Pharmacy may expand to UK, Canada, Aus: Report
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Amazon is looking to expanding its prescription drug delivery business likely to be called Amazon Pharmacy, to countries like the UK, Canada and Australia.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Jindal varsity VC addresses global panels at WEF Davos
Davos, Jan 22 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) Vice Chancellor, C. Raj Kumar, spoke to a global audience in three separate sessions at this years World Economic Forum (WEF) being held in Davos, Switzerland from January 21-24.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Education
Cabinet nod for MoU with countries on seafarers
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for the model Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with foreign countries for unilateral and bilateral recognition of certificates of competency of seafarers.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aus Open: Sania pulls out of mixed doubles due to injury
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Tennis sensation Sania Mirza on Wednesday pulled out of the Australian Open mixed doubles due to a calf injury. Mirza was supposed to partner compatriot Rohan Bopanna.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
BJP goes cold on Netaji this year, Chandra Bose upset (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) January 23, 2019 was a day of jubilation, realising a sense of pride and political appropriation. Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, whose mass acknowledgment was mostly restricted to the eastern belt of India, was made a national phenomenon last year when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Subhas Chandra Bose museum at the iconic Red Fort to mark his 122nd birth anniversary. But, one year down the lane, the enthusiasm of the ruling BJP seems to be missing.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former court president in China expelled from CPC
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) A former President of the Higher People's Court in eastern China's Anhui Province has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) over serious violations of party discipline and laws.
2020-01-22
Category: International, China,Politics
E-cigarette popular on Instagram despite anti-vaping content
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Promotional e-cigarette posts on popular photo-sharing platform Instagram outnumber anti-vaping content 10,000 to one, according to a new study.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
R-Day parade: Rajasthani legacy returns after 4 years
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After a long gap of four years, the state of Rajasthan would be getting an opportunity during the Republic Day celebrations on Sunday to showcase its tableau, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab bans 15-year old diesel-run 3-wheelers
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) The Punjab government on Wednesday announced a ban on three-wheelers that are older than 15 years and run on fossil fuel. They will be replaced with electric or compressed natural gas (CNG) engines.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung India aims 35% refrigerator market share in H1 2020
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Samsung India on Wednesday said that it grabbed 33.9 per cent market share in the second half of 2019 to become the top refrigerator player in India and aims to secure 35 per cent market share in the first half of 2020 as demand from small-town India grows in leaps and bounds.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
14 new flights planned for better air connectivity to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) 14 new flights are planned to several national and international destinations as Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged airline operators to improve connectivity with the coastal state.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Water on early Mars may have been habitable for microbes
Tokyo, Jan 22 (IANS) Surface water on early Mars may have been habitable for microbial life, suggests new research which found that the Red Planet's water was mineral-rich and salty.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
Cong slams govt on Frost International bank fraud
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress has slammed the government for not taking timely action against the directors of Frost International which is alleged to have defrauded banks to the tune of Rs 3,592 crore.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet nod for India-Brazil MoU in oil and gas sector
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Brazil on cooperation in the field of oil and natural gas.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Stalemate continues in Andhra Council over capital Bills
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) Stalemate in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council continued on Wednesday over two Bills for three state capitals, with the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) sticking to its demand that they be referred to a select committee and the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) opposing it.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Over 9,000 passengers screened for coronavirus
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Over 9,000 passengers from 43 flights have been screened at various international airports in India in the wake of outbreak of Coronavirus (nCoV) in the City in China. No case of nCoV has been detected so far here in India.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Read 'Mein Kampf' on CAA implications: Amarinder to Sukhbir
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Even as he questioned Shriomani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Badal's logic in interpreting his criticism of CAA as being "anti-Sikh", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sent him a copy of 'Mein Kampf', advising him to read Adolf Hitler's autobiography to understand dangerous implications of the unconstitutional legislation.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National
ISRO to send humanoid Vyommitra first into space
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian space agency ISRO will send a half-humanoid female into space as part of its human space mission programme Gaganyaan, said officials.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Cabinet nod for India-Brazil MoU on early childhood sector
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India's Indian Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Brazilian Ministry of Citizenship for bilateral cooperation in the field of early childhood.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
India-Brazil pact on legal aid in criminal matters approved
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday accorded approval to the agreement between India and Brazil on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Anupam Kher's wig act leaves netizens in splits
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A video shared by veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher about buying a wig has invited jokes, memes and sarcasm on Twitter.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
S Korea transgender soldier to sue army after dismissal
Seoul, Jan 22 (IANS) A South Korean transgender soldier who was dismissed for violating regulations following her sex change has threatened to sue the army following the move.
2020-01-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Daman to be Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu UT's capital
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval for designation of Daman as headquarters of Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, making it the capital of the two merged UTs.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sony India brings nostalgia back touchscreen Walkman
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Sony India on Wednesday refreshed its iconic Walkman Series with the Android Walkman NW-A105 in the country, priced at Rs 23,990.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Huawei unveils full list of global smartphones getting EMUI 10
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has revealed the full list of devices that are available on the global market that are eligible for the refreshed user interface based on Android 10.
2020-01-22
Category: International, China,Technology
Budget may offer production incentives for fabless chip cos
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Budget 2020 may unveil a scheme on production linked benefits to attract hi-tech manufacturing in semiconductors, and microprocessors to India, apart from giving tax incentives to solar electric charging infrastructure, computers, and servers for its thrust in manufacturing of global products to reduce imports.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Redmi K30 Pro may have Snapdragon 865 chip, 8GB RAM: Report
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Xiaomi is likely to bring the K30 Pro with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and 8GB RAM.
2020-01-22
Category: International, China,Technology
2 bn years old Australian meteor crater is oldest known: NASA
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Analysing the age of the Yarrabubba meteor crater in Australia, a NASA scientist has found it to be 2.229 billion years old, making it now the oldest crater currently known.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Cong hails Rajnath for rejecting Adani submarine bid
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress has congratulated Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for not granting the tender for manufacture of diesel-powered submarines to the Adani HSL joint venture.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics