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DMK endorses Stalin on approaching court against civic polls
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) The DMK party on Sunday agreed with its President M.K. Stalin's views on approaching the courts against the conduct of local body polls in Tamil Nadu without following due procedure.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
BJP issues whip to MPs to be present in House till Dec 11
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The ruling BJP has issued a three-line whip to all its Members of Parliament to attend Parliament from December 9 to December 11.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Warne in line for potential windfall for small stake in RR
Melbourne, Dec 8 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne revealed that he is awaiting a big payday from his former Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals due to the small stake he got in the franchise for the four years that he played for them from 2008 to 2011.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
HYC demands resignation of Meghalaya Governor over CAB
Shillong, Dec 8 (IANS) The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC), here on Sunday, demanded resignation of Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for backing the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Deliveryman's celebratory jig at good Samaritan's US home goes viral
Wilmington (US), Dec 8 (IANS) An Amazon delivery staff member's amazement and celebratory jig after finding food and drinks outside a house in Wilmington in Delaware has gone viral, viewed over 12 million times on Facebook.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Australia,National
Ind-WI 2nd T20I: Dube leads with fifty as India post 170/7
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) India posted 170/7 batting first in their second T20I against the West Indies at Thiruvananthapuram's Greenfield International Stadium on Sunday. Shivam Dube was the star of the show for the hosts, smashing a maiden international fifty but the West Indies did well to pull the run rate back after his dismissal.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Congress to oppose CAB in Parliament
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Congress has decided to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill which is to be introduced on Monday by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Lok Sabha, after its parliamentary strategy group meet at Sonia Gandhi's residence here on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dube enthralls Thiruvananthapuram with maiden international 50
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) Shivam Dube was on Sunday promoted to number three for India's second T20I against the West Indies and he repaid the faith shown in him by hitting a maiden international fifty. Dube smashed three fours and four sixes on his way to 54 off 30 balls.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Delhi fire: A Sunday morning that no one wished for
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Instead of waking up to the rising red sun on a cold Sunday morning, residents of the national capital's Anaj Mandi woke up to thick smoke and trapped voices calling out for desperate help from inside the factory which was ablaze.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akali Dal hails govt decision to table CAB
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) here on Sunday appreciated the central government's decision to introduce the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) in Parliament, saying a long-pending demand of the party had been accepted and urged that it must cover all persecuted people, irrespective of religion.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Endangered mahseer multiplying in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 8 (IANS) The golden mahseer has been saved from extinction through a conservation plan launched to improve its status in reservoirs and rivers of Himachal Pradesh, according to conservationists here on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Effective policing must to make women feel secure: PM
Pune, Dec 8 (IANS) Following the spate of crimes against women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saunday asked the police to build an image that would inspire confidence among citizens and make women feel secure.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Kamal Haasan's MNM to skip local body polls
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan here on Sunday announced that his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) would not contest local body polls.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Ian Somerhalder wants more than acting roles on TV shows
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) "The Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder wants to make use of his skill set and go beyond acting. He doesn't think he will ever take up a TV show again if he doesn't get a creative role in the storytelling.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
XI Racing: Mumbai Falcons soar high with a double
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Mumbai Falcons, represented by Kush Maini and Mikkel Jensen (Denmark), won two of the three races while Bangalore Racing Stars tandem of Arjun Maini and Oliver Webb (England) took the honours in the other outing as the curtains came down on the inaugural franchise-based XI Racing League at the MMRT, here today.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
SAG 2019: Sakshi, Ravinder lead India to 4 more wrestling gold
Kathmandu, Dec 8 (IANS) Indian wrestlers continue their impeccable run as Sakshi Malik and Ravinder lead India clinch 4 more gold medals on day three of the wrestling competition at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games here in Kathmandu on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Other Sports
Nidhi, Saransh, Jennifer emerge victorious in SFA Mumbai badminton
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Nidhi Chauhan of Ryan International School (CBSE, Malad), Saransh Gajbhiye of Ryan International (Goregaon) and Jennifer Josfina of Yak Public School (Khopoli) emerged victorious in the badminton competition of the Sports For All, powered by Byju's, here at the Mumbai University Sports Complex, Santa Cruz on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton
Vote count for Karnataka bypolls on Monday
Bengaluru, Dec 8 (IANS) Votes polled in Karnataka's by-elections on December 5 in 15 Assembly constituencies will be counted on Monday and results would be declared by evening, an EC official said on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Industrial world must get more time to reduce emissions: India
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Ahead of the high-level crucial negotiations this week at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in the Spanish capital, India's stand is primarily on evolving loss and damage mechanism and the industrial world should get five years more to reduce its carbon emissions, a senior Indian functionary said on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Forget onions, you'll soon need more food to stay healthy
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) As you scramble to buy some onions for your family despite skyrocketing prices, a rising Body Mass Index (BMI) and an increasing body height is leading to a marked increase in global calorie requirements globally, find researchers.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi fire: Kejriwal, Tiwari rush to announce damages
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Delhi woke up to a blaze on Sunday in an industrial unit, located in a residential area flouting all norms, which killed as many as 43 and injured dozens.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shah to move contentious CAB in LS on Monday
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah is all set to move the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill on Monday, in the Lok Sabha. The matter is listed in the day's business for the Lok Sabha.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistanis fly into tizzy over their pigeons' love for India
Lahore, Dec 8 (IANS) Birds don't understand borders. Pakistanis fly into a tizzy every time their pigeons cross into the Indian side of the border. Many of the birds after coming to India don't return to Pakistan, resulting in heavy losses to those who rear these birds in the Punjab province, a report said.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Will Yeddyurappa govt survive? Monday results to decide
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Dec 8 (IANS) Karnataka by-polls result of 15 Assembly segments will be declared on Monday as the counting and fate of four-month-old B.S. Yeddyurappa government would be decided as the ruling BJP is short of a majority in the 224-member house.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ind-WI 2nd T20I: West Indies choose to bowl first
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second T20I against India at the Greenfield International Stadium here on Sunday. They are trailing 1-0 in the three-match series.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Shivangi Joshi on what she loves about being an actor
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" actress Shivangi Joshi says she loves her profession, and her fans play a huge role in it.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Salman Khan to console Rashami Desai in 'Bigg Boss'
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) After disclosing shocking details about Arhaan's past to Rashami Desai on last night's episode of "Bigg Boss 13", Salman Khan will go inside the house to console the actress.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Messi surpasses Ronaldo's record for most La Liga hat-tricks
Barcelona (Spain), Dec 8 (IANS) Barcelona capain Lionel Messi netted his 35th league hat-trick in their La Liga match against Mallorca, thus surpassing arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo for most hat-tricks in the Spanish top flight. Messi scored thrice in Barca's 5-2 win, which is also his 53rd hat-trick overall in his career.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Thiruvananthapuram cheers for Samson ahead of 2nd T20I
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson was the toast of the evening ahead of the second T20I between India and West Indies at Thiruvananthapuram's Greenfield International Stadium.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Upasana Singh's nephew Neil Aryan bags a web series
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Upasana Singh's nephew Neil Aryan will soon be seen in a web series titled 'Zahar'.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sara Khan: Always wanted to be an entrepreneur
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress-singer Sara Khan, who has released her new music video named 'Honey Bunny', has said that she always loved singing, especially in Punjabi language. Sara added that she always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and is now launching her own app through which she will produce short-films, songs, web series and a reality show.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
UP Police registers case against Congress leaders
Lucknow, Dec 8 (IANS) The UP police have registered a case against the Congress leaders who were protesting against the state government on Saturday on the issue of Unnao incident where a rape survivor was burnt to death.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Maar daal do mujhe': Ranveer reacts to Deepika's chopped hair
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone on Sunday treated her fans with a picture of her new hairdo. It seems she has chopped off her hair.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mahesh Bhatt loses cool at daughter's book launch
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt lost his cool while talking about "fitting" in the society during his daughter Shaheen Bhatt's book launch. His other daughter and actress Alia Bhatt tried to calm him down and joked that "Papa is not allowed to talk".
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telugu star Samantha excited about 'The Family Man 2' role
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Telugu star Samantha Akkineni, who makes her digital debut with Manoj Bajpayee's much-awaited web-series 'The Family Man 2', has said that she can't wait for a new set of audience to see her work through the edgy action-drama web series.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
He's in bed with my sister: Du Plessis' hilarious team news
Johannesburg, Dec 8 (IANS) South African Test captain Faf du Plessis left the presenter in splits on Sunday with his frank answer to a question pertaining to why a team mate will be sitting out of a Mzansi Super League (MSL) game.
2019-12-08
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Lata Mangeshkar returns home, thanks fans for love
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was discharged from Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital on Sunday after 28 days of stay for pneumonia treatment.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maharaja Surajmal's descendant urges to ban 'Panipat'
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Amid the protest over alleged 'wrong facts' in the movie "Panipat: The Great Betrayal", the Rajasthan Tourism Minister, who is also the direct descendant of Raja Surajmal, on Sunday demanded a ban on the movie in the state.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Universities hubs of ideas, not ivory towers: President
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind here on Sunday said students and teachers should be sensitive towards empowerment of the marginalised sections of society.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education
Delhi blaze among nation's worst fire tragedies
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) With 43 people reported dead, and many others fighting for their lives in the aftermath of the Sunday morning inferno at an unauthorised bag manufacturing factory in Delhi, the incident figures among the most serious fire mishaps that the country has witnessed over the last 25 years.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ocean oxygen loss threatens aquatic species: Report
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) The loss of oxygen from the world's oceans is increasingly threatening fish species and disrupting ecosystems, a new IUCN report warned.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka Gandhi leads and opposition follows in UP
New Delhi/Lucknow Dec 8 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leads the Unnao agitation in Uttar Pradesh and the opposition has to follow suit, the party claimed on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
If Karan Johar made Avengers...
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A video showing a group of people dressed in Avenger costumes and dancing to the song 'Disco Deewane' from 'Student Of The Year', which marked the debut of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra has gone viral on social media.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
'AICF likes to have strangle hold on chess tournaments'
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) The All India Chess Federation (AICF) would like to have a strangle hold on the chess tournaments held in the country and it's evident from the show cause notice issued by its President P.R. Venketrama Raja to Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan, said chess players.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Kerala BJP panel fails to identify new president
Kochi, Dec 8 (IANS) The core committee of the Kerala Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that met here on Sunday failed to reach consensus on new state party chief.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Left parties plan to move amendments to CAB
New Dec 8 (IANS) The Left parties, opposed to the Citizenship Amendment Bill that is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday, have decided to move amendments to the CAB.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Protest in Rajasthan over 'wrong facts' in 'Panipat'
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) People in Rajasthan have protested against Panipat, the film which was released on Friday, alleging distortion of history. They have claimed the movie portrays Maharaja Surajmal in the wrong light. He is shown as a greedy ruler which he never was.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Deepika shares her 'Humpty Dumpty' childhood pic
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on Sunday took to Instagram to share a throwback picture from her childhood.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Crime Patrol' actor Sangeeta Adhikary makes digital debut
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Sangeeta Adhikary, who has featured in several episodes of "Crime Patrol", is thrilled about making her debut on an OTT platform with the show "Hello Mini".
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Soha calls mom Sharmila Tagore 'tigeress'
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who turned a year older on Sunday, has received an adorable birthday wish from her daughter Soha Ali Khan. They both are currently in Ranthambore in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, famous for its tiger reserve.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siddique intervenes to settle Shane's issues with producers
Kochi (Kerala), Dec 8 (IANS) The intervention of veteran actor Siddique and Edavela Babu, general secretary of AMMA - Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes, appears to have cleared the decks for resolving the issues between young actor Shane Nigam and the Kerala Film Producers Association.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz
India to launch spy satellite, 9 others on Dec 11
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket would launch the country's latest spy satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites on December 11, said the Indian space agency.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
As killer blaze kills 43, its compensation galore (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Nine out 10 injured in Delhi's killer blaze at Lady Harding Hospital were dead on Sunday. Three out of them were minors, say hospital sources. Meanwhile, another 34 people have been reported to have died in LNJP hospital. So far, more than 60 people have been rescued.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Usha Uthup: I am a compulsive optimist
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Veteran singer Usha Uthup, 72, has seen many highs and lows in her life but doesn't regret anything. She says she is a compulsive optimist.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Harleen Sethi forays into singing with 'Teri hogaiyaan'
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Harleen Sethi, who is currently being lauded for her acting stint in the second season of "Broken But Beautiful", has tried her hand at singing.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Jharkhand on Monday
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address Public rally in Jharkhand on Monday for the ongoing assembly elections in the state. The first rally will be at Barkagaon, Hazaribagh and the second at Mesra in Ranchi.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India U-17 women to host Sweden, Thailand in Mumbai
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) India is all set to host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup next year and the preparations and build-up are in full swing. The Mumbai Football Arena will play host to the U-17 Women's Football Tournament 2019 -- a first-of-its-kind international tournament for girls that will see India take on Sweden and Thailand, both powerhouses in the global women's game.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Minor girl raped by two youth in Andhra
Tirupati, Dec 8 (IANS) Amid the nation-wide rage over rapes and growing clamour for harshest punishment to the guilty, an incident of rape of a minor girl by two youth near this temple town came to light on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat hosts int'l half marathon
Phnom Penh, Dec 8 (IANS) More than 12,000 professional and amateur athletes on Sunday took part in the 24th Angkor Wat International Half Marathon at the complex of the famed Angkor Archeological Park in Cambodia's Siem Reap province.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Cambodia,Sports,Other Sports
Aamir Khan is proud of daughter Ira
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan is super proud of his daughter Ira Khan, who recently made her directorial debut with a theatre production titled "Euripides' Medea".
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's sister passes away at 26
Pune, Dec 8 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's sister Syama Tamshi Siddiqui has passed away after battling with cancer for eight years, media reports said on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Netanyahu calls for direct PM election amidst deadlock
Jerusalem, Dec 8 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for a head-to-head runoff vote between him and his main rival Benny Gantz, as a political stalemate threatens to dissolve Parliament.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Sonia Gandhi not to celebrate her birthday
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) In the wake of assault on women and casualties due to fire in Delhi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has decided not to celebrate her birthday. The longest serving Congress president will turn 73 on Monday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Watching porn rewires brain to more juvenile state: Study
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Researchers have found that watching porn erodes an important region of the brain, rewiring it into a juvenile state.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Time to help, finding lapses next move: Puri
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Admitting loopholes on many counts, Union Housing and Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the government will look at them only after getting detailed reports, but this is the time to help those affected by the massive fire that engulfed a factory in Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area, early on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Google ends support for Explorer Edition of Glass
San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) Google has announced that it will end support for the Explorer Edition of Glass in February 2020.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian Jr Women's win 3-Nation Hockey tournament
Canberra, Dec 8 (IANS) The Indian junior women's hockey team on Sunday won the three-nations tournament here as they finished top of the points table despite suffering their first loss of the competition. The Indian team lost 1-2 to hosts Australia in their fourth and final match of the competition which saw India's Gagandeep Kaur score in the 53rd minute to cancel out Abigail Wilson's strike in the 15th minute.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Hockey
Minor girl raped for months, burnt alive in Tripura
Agartala, Dec 8 (IANS) When the widespread condemnation over Hyderabad and Unnao incidents rocked the nation, a 17-year-old girl in Tripura was raped for one-and-a half month and then burnt alive by a youth and his mother even after taking money as dowry, police said on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Artist eats $120,000 banana artwork
Miami, Dec 8 (IANS) An artwork of an overripe banana duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 has been eaten by a separate performance artist at the Art Basel in Miami, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Govt committed to reforms in IPC, CrPC
Pune, Dec 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre is committed to bring about reforms in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), governing the criminal justice system in the country.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Cabello says performing 'Senorita' without Mendes is 'Lonely'
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Camila Cabello says performing the hit song "Senorita" without her boyfriend and co-singer Shawn Mendes is "lonely".
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Cardi B's raunchy night out
Lagos, Dec 8 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B had a fun time during a raunchy night out at a Nigerian strip club.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Portugal,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi Fire: PM announces Rs 2 Lakh for families of killed
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narednra Modi announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for families of those killed and Rs 50 thousand for the injured after a massive factory fire killed at least 43 people and injured over a dozen more.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza in response to rockets' firing
Jerusalem, Dec 8 (IANS) The Israeli military said on Sunday that it carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, hours after three rockets were fired by militants in the besieged enclave.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Pakistan eves eye maiden ODI win against England
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 8 (IANS) The Pakistan eves would aim to keep their chances alive for securing direct qualification in the ICC Womens Championship while their England counterparts will try to maintain their records intact against them when the two sides square-off for a three-match ODI series, starting here from December 9.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Cricket
Tales of horror at Delhi hospital after fire tragedy
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) At one corner of Delhi's LNJP Hospital's Emergency ward stood Bhura, a cousin of Musharaff, one of the many dead in the horrific Delhi fire incident. As he opened up, he narrated a story of chaos and confusion that engulfed the bag factory in Anaj Mandi area after the deadly fire.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Last rites of Unnao victim performed in her village
Unnao (UP), Dec 8 (IANS) The mortal remains of the Unnao rape and murder victim were buried on the outskirts of Hindupur village on Sunday afternoon in the presence of thousands of mourners.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Here's how Bobby, Esha wished papa Dharamendra on his 84th bday
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) On veteran actor Dharmendra's 84th birthday on Sunday, his children including Bobby Deol and Esha Deol penned heartfelt wishes for him on social media.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
All out war at chess federation between President, Secy
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) The fight between All India Chess Federation (AICF) President P.R.Venketrama Raja and Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan is turning out like blitz chess with each one making their moves and counter moves very fast.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Unnao victim's kin want justice, accused family for CBI probe (IANS Special)
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 8 (IANS) There is a steady stream of visitors in Hindupur village, located about 50 kilometres south of the Unnao district headquarters in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Markets may remain range bound (Market Watch)
Markets continue to remain in a range and seem to be discounting good and bad news as they come. The broad range of 11,800-1,2200 on the NIFTY and 40,000-41,000 on the BSE SENSEX seem to be keeping the indices under control.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
MHA seeks detailed report on Delhi factory fire
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has sought a detailed report on the tragic fire that claimed the lives of 43 people and injured over a dozen on early Sunday. The fire engulfed a bag manufacturing factory in crowded grain market in west Delhi's Rani Jhansi area due to short circuit.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel never had a better friend in WH: Trump
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that Israel never had a better friend in the White House as he boasted of an "incredible" partnership between the two countries "essential for a safer and fairer world".
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Unnao victim's family agrees for last rites
Unnao, Dec 8 (IANS) After lengthy discussions with the Lucknow Divisional Commissioner Mukesh Meshram and other senior police officials, the family members of the Unnao rape-murder victim have finally agreed to bury her body.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Courteney Cox flaunts her piano skills
London, Dec 8 (IANS) "Friends" star Courteney Cox showed off her piano skills when she joined her Snow Patrol boyfriend Johnny McDaid on stage at the Royal Albert Hall.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Casualty scale of Delhi fire stuns hospital staff
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The scale of death and devastation caused by the early morning fire that engulfed a factory in a Delhi grain market has dumbfounded rescuers and hospital staff who are heroically rising to the occasion.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Big B pens foreword for Roopkumar Rathod's photo book
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer-composer Roopkumar Rathod recently launched his photo book "Wild Voyage", and its foreword is written by none other than megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brain region smaller in birth control pill users: Study
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Researchers have found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to women not taking the pill.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerry Katona turns to religion after 'rocky' year
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona, 39, whose ex-husband George Kay died earlier this year, has revealed that she takes a Bible with her when she is on the road.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi Fire: FIR against factory owner
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi Police have booked the owner of the factory situated in west Delhi's Rani Jhansi area where 43 people died following a major fire that broke out early Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 13,500cr PNB scam: Forensic Audit bares 'modus operandi'
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) In fresh and startling revelations, a Forensic Audit into the Punjab National Bank (PNB) Rs 13,500-crore scam involving absconder diamantaires Mehul Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi, has zeroed in on the possible 'modus operandi deployed to siphon off their illegal funds.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi fire due to flouting of norms, authorities under lens
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Deaths of 43 people could have been averted if the fire safety and other mandatory norms to run factories were not flouted by the bag manufacturing factory being run in 'Anaj Mandi' in Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area where the tragic fire occurred on early Sunday morning, a Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Channing Tatum enjoys 'magical' daddy-daughter outing
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum had a "magical" time with his daughter at the "Frozen" musical.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thousands in UK sleep out to support homelessness
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Thousands of people camped out overnight across the UK as part of a global effort to raise cash to tackle homelessness in the country, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Katie Price threatened to kill ex-boyfriend
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Katie Price's former boyfriend Charles Drury is afraid of the former after allegedly receiving death threats from Price.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kejriwal orders probe in Delhi fire, Rs 10 lakh assistance
New Deli, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi government has announced Rs 10 lakh assistance to the families of those killed in the massive blaze at a factory in west Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area on Sunday morning. The government also announced Rs 1 lakh compensation to the injured.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UK parties make final push before Dec 12 polls
London, Dec 8 (IANS) The main British political party leaders were continuing to push their election pledges to voters, as the campaign for the December 12 general election has entered its final few days, it was reported on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Virat Kohli thanks 'big boss' Viv Richards
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli has garnered praise from cricketing greats and fans for his match-winning unbeaten 94-run knock against West Indies in Hyderabad, which powered the Men in Blue to an emphatic six-wicket win in the first affair of the three-match T20I series.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Huge investment in Odisha by Centre: President
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said huge investment has been made for infrastructure development in Odisha as the Centre is focusing on the development of eastern part of the country.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Olympic speed skating champ Wu crashes out of ISU WC
Shanghai, Dec 8 (IANS) Chinese star speed skater Wu Dajing, who injured his waist in Saturday's men's 500m final of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating, entered the second 500m quarterfinals on Sunday but failed to advance to the next round.
2019-12-08
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
HK police arrests 11, seize weapons ahead of mass march
Hong Kong, Dec 8 (IANS) Hong Kong police arrested 11 people and seized weapons including a firearm during citywide raids on Sunday, which officers believed would be used to "create chaos" at a major anti-government march later in the day.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
22 years since Uphaar fire, it's deja vu for Delhi
New Deli, Dec 8 (IANS) Twenty two years ago on Friday, June 13, 1997, Uphaar Cinema, in Green Park area of Delhi, became the spot for the national capital's worst fire tragedy, killing 59 people. Twenty two years later, on Sunday morning, December 8, 2019, another fire broke out in a factory in a crowded market in West Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area killing 43 so far, making it Delhi's second worst fire incident since Uphaar tragedy.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vigorous exercise lowers mortality risk in women: Study
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Women who exercise vigorously are at significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer and other causes, reveals a new study.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
FBI identifies Florida military base shooter
Miami, Dec 8 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has identified the shooter that killed three at a military base in Florida as Saudi national Mohammed Alshamrani.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
India to showcase achievements at UN climate summit
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) India will highlight its achievements in climate action during the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) negotiations in the Spanish capital on Monday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Original 'Alice in Wonderland' book set for display
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) Lewis Carrolls original handwritten manuscript and the rare illustrations by John Tenniel, Ralph Steadman and Disney for "Alices Adventures in Wonderland" are set to go on exhibition next year.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Morning routines for healthy skin
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) After sleep has refreshed and healed your body, the morning hours can do wonders for your skin, if planned well.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Before you buy a proposal ring
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) A romantic proposal can be stressful and jittery. From the perfect time and place to the style of proposal, another thing that matters is the proposal ring.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Apple's new Mac Pro will be available to order on Dec 10
San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) Apple's all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available for pre-orders starting December 10 in the US, according to an email that the iPhone maker has sent out to customers.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Boris Johnson's girlfriend wears saree during temple visit
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Carrie Symonds wore a saree as she joined her boyfriend, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a visit to a Hindu temple for the couple's first joint outing before the December 12 general election.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Indian girl dead after falling from Sharjah building
Sharjah, Dec 8 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl died after falling from the 10th floor of a building in Sharjah, police said.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Lanus beat Racing to keep pressure on leaders
Buenos Aires, Dec 8 (IANS) Eugenio Mena scored a late own goal as Lanus rose to third in the Argentinian Superliga standings with a 1-0 win over defending champions Racing Club.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Two security personnel injured in IED blast in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 8 (IANS) Two security personnel were injured in an IED blast on the outskirts of Ranchi on Sunday, Police said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
HackerOne pays $20K to user who hacked its own platform
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Facing an embarrassing situation, San Francisco-based HackerOne which is a vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform and boasts of clients like Starbucks, Instagram, Goldman Sachs, Twitter and Zomato, has paid $20,000 to a user who exposed a vulnerability in its own bug bounty platform.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sonia 'Shocked' at Delhi fire, urges assistance
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi has expressed "deep shock" at the massive fire that engulfed a factory in Anaj Mandi area of the national capital early Sunday morning killing at least 43 people.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
ATK's Roy Krishna awarded ISL 'Hero of the Month' for Nov
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) The Fijian professional footballer Roy Krishna was today awarded the ISL Hero of the Month for November after some scintillating performances for ATK. The striker saw off stiff competition from the likes of Jamshedpur FCs Sergio Castel, Odisha FCs Aridane Santana, FC Goas Mourtada Fall and Bengaluru FC custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
A Lit Fest with a difference
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) Notable authors, filmmakers and activists have made their way to Delhi's Gulmohar Park for a first-of-its-kind inclusive literature festival. Devdutt Pattnaik, Nandita Das, Nemat Sadat and Onir, among several other distinguished personalities are holding panel discussions and talks interspersed with screenings of iconic films.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
44 million Microsoft customers using leaked passwords
San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) Microsoft has discovered that over 44 million users of its Azure and Microsoft Services Accounts (MSA) are using leaked credentials to log into their accounts.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
'Mexican cuisine is so varied, you can never stop learning'
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) We saw her competing with star chefs from around the world in Netflixs grand culinary contest "The Final Table". One of the 24 best chefs of the world chosen, Chef Colibri Jimenez is an authority on Mexican cuisine.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Discussing the growth, prospects of olive oil in India
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANSlife) For the first time in the country, experts in India will hold a panel discussion on the challenges, growth and prospects of the olive oil industry on the 13th of December at PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
President, PM, others condole deaths in Delhi blaze
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed their condolences over the tragic fire in a factory in Delhi's Rani Jhansi area in which 43 people lost their lives.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Congressional resolution moved on ending restrictions in Kashmir by Indian-American lawmaker
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives by Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal asking India to end restrictions on mass detentions and communications in Kashmir and ensure religious freedom.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona crush Mallorca 5-2
Barcelona, Dec 8 (IANS) Argentinean legend Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and led the new attacking trio of FC Barcelona along with Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez -- who scored a goal each -- as the Catalan club registered an emphatic 5-2 victory over Mallorca to maintain their lead in the La Liga table.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
43 killed in fire at a factory in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) At least 43 people were killed and over a dozen others injured early on Sunday when a fire broke out in a factory in a crowded market in West Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area, the national capital's Fire Service Department said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former Odisha Minister Bhagabat Mohanty passes away
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) Former Odisha Minister Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty passed away at his residence here late last night. He was 93.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Suraksha tries hard to gain confidence of Jaypee Infra's CoC
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) With most of the home buyers of Jaypee Infratech (JIL) seen backing the state-run NBCC (India) to acquire the bankrupt company and its projects, Suraksha Realty, the other player in the fray has made several efforts this time round to gain the favour of the Committee of Creditors (CoC) including both banks and home buyers.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mourinho likens Son to Ronaldo after stunning solo goal
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur FC coach Jose Mourinho says his team's ace winger Son Heung-mins sensational solo goal against Burnley reminded him of a goal Brazilian star Ronaldo scored for Barcelona during the his tenure at the Spanish side.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
4 killed in shooting near Mexican Prez's residence
Mexico City, Dec 8 (IANS) Four people were killed and several others injured in a shooting near the National Palace or Mexico's presidential residence, according to authorities.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
PM visits 'Param Brahma' supercomputer facility at IISER
Pune, Dec 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with scientists at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) here and visited the supercomputer facility "Param Brahma", an official said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
AIMIM to launch in Bengal soon, state chief flays Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Accusing the police of arresting and threatening his party workers at the directive of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the state in-charge of the AIMIM says he would move court against the intimidatory tactics, even as the party was going ahead with its preparations for a mega rally in Kolkata in January.
2019-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
N.Korea conducts 'very important test' at satellite launching site
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) North Korea said on Sunday that it has conducted a "very important test" at its western satellite launching site, saying the successful testing will play a key role in changing the country's "strategic position" in the near future.
2019-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Where there is administrative will there is a way: A silent cleanliness revolution in a Telangana district (IANS Special Series)
Peddapalli (Telangana), Dec 8 (IANS) Three years is a brief period in the life of a district but in this short span of time, Peddapalli not only emerged as a model for the entire state of Telangana but also attracted national attention by bagging the cleanest district in India award.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Kumbh Mela photos of Naga Sadhus, transgenders enthrall art lovers, citizens in Florence
Florence, Dec 8 (IANS) A photography exhibition by Delhi-based Fine Art photographer Parul Sharma of the Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 captivated the audience of Florence with the opening of her show, 'Mystic India', at the prestigious public art space, the Museo Marino Marini.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Italy,National
Rashid Latif urges PCB not to make a joke of itself
Lahore, Dec 8 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has slammed the country's national cricket board over the players' age fudging controversy. In a tweet, Latif urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to refrain from making a joke of itself.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Over 30 dead in Delhi fire
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) More than 30 people were killed and over a dozen others injured on Sunday in a major blaze in Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road market, the national capital's Fire Service Department said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SAIL's acquisition of Malvika Steel in Amethi turns idle
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) In a classic case of how political interference is pushing public sector enterprises into taking senseless investment decisions, it now comes across that country's largest public sector steel maker Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has lost its entire investment made in acquiring Malvika Steel in erstwhile Congrees stronghold of Amethi.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
This NASA-ISRO mission set to crunch key space data in Cloud
Las Vegas, Dec 8 (IANS) As the humankind aims for deeper space missions like Mars in couple of years from now, the time is to democratize humongous data available via NASA and space agencies like the Indian Space Research organization (ISRO) that can boost space research via next-gen Cloud computing, a top NASA-JPL official has stressed.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Honduras,Technology
Macro-data, growth pangs to drive equity indices' trajectory (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Macro-economic data points along with the direction of foreign fund flows and US Fed's monetary policy are expected to influence the Indian equity market's trajectory next week, analysts opined.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Why Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey prefers DuckDuckGo over Google
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey last week revealed that he has been using DuckDuckGo as his default search engine for quite some time now, apparently due to its stronger privacy features compared to other popular alternatives such as Google Chrome, among others.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Electoral bonds count for maximum donations: Report
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Three national and 22 regional parties collected 50.54 per cent or Rs 587.87 crore of their income from donations through electoral bonds for the FY 2018-19.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Graeme Smith set to be appointed CSA's Director of Cricket
Johannesburg, Dec 8 (IANS) Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith is all set to become Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Director of Cricket, according to the board's President Chris Nenzani.
2019-12-08
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
LG G8s ThinQ: Great package in value flagship segment
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) South Korean smartphone maker LG has mostly been the dark horse in the flagship smartphone race in India, a market which is essentially dominated by the likes of Samsung, Google and Apple.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
2 AMU students booked for questionable post on Babri demolition
Aligarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Two students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have been booked by the police for sharing an objectionable social media post related to the Babri Masjid demolition with a picture of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition to jointly grill Yogi govt in Assembly session
Lucknow, Dec 8 (IANS) The entire opposition in Uttar Pradesh is preparing to give a grueling time to the Yogi Adityanath government on the Unnao issue in the upcoming winter session of the state Assembly which begins on December 17.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Diplomats can do with better home connectivity (Column: Spy's Eye)
Diplomacy primarily is an instrument for advancing the cause of the nation's economic and security policy -- foreign policy quite simply is the product of the country's economic and security concerns. The government of the day formulates a policy accordingly and our envoys implement it with all the suavity they can bring to bear in the handling of foreign entities. Sometimes a doctrinaire approach could override the national security angle -- Prime Minister I.K. Gujral adopted a Pak policy that ignored the available Intelligence to the effect that Pak ISI had planned to replicate the success of Afghan Jehad in Kashmir by pumping in Mujahideen into the Valley. The 'covert' offensive of Pakistan later developed into the Kargil invasion.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Opinion/Commentary
Films and fashion (Column: B-Town)
There always used to be a debate till not long ago whether films and filmstars inspired fashion in society or do they merely reflect fashion and trends in general.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
United victorious in Manchester derby
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Manchester United has pipped Manchester City 2-1 in a Premier League clash here.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Growth Catalyst: Jewar Airport expected to create infra, generate jobs
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The upcoming International Airport at the Jewar township of Greater Noida is expected to be a growth catalyst for the region, say industry analysts, as the project is expected to create urban infrastructure and generate jobs.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Real Madrid top Espanyol, move back into 1st in LaLiga
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Real Madrid provisionally moved back into first place in LaLiga with a 2-0 victory here over Espanyol, with defender Raphael Varane opening the scoring in the first half on his first goal of the season and forward Karim Benzema adding another late in the second half.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Chelsea's slump continues in loss to Everton
Liverpool, Dec 8 (IANS) Chelsea suffered their third loss in four games in the Premier League, falling 3-1 to an Everton side that played with renewed conviction under interim head coach Duncan Ferguson.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UP rape victim attacked with acid by accused
Muzaffarnagar, Dec 8 (IANS) In another incident of crime against women, a woman was attacked with acid by four men in Uttar Pradesh Muzaffarnagar for refusing to withdraw her complaint of rape against them.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Come after you get raped: Unnao cops tell woman
Unnao, Dec 8 (IANS) Despite the outrage over the death of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze by her accused, the police in the Uttar Pradesh district remain as callous as ever.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor rape victim commits suicide in UP
Kanpur, Dec 8 (IANS) A 16-year-old rape victim allegedly committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat after being threatened by the accused.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three-year-old raped in Unnao
Unnao, Dec 8 (IANS) Even as the death of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze by her accused has led to national outrage, another rape incident has taken place in the Uttar Pradesh district.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unnao victim's burial to take place on Sunday
Unnao, Dec 8 (IANS) The burial of the Unnao rape victim who died at a hospital in the national capital after being set ablaze by her accused, will take place here on Sunday amidst tight security.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Supporting digitisation in India a great opportunity: VMware
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) How India digitises and extends more services to a larger section of the population is really important and supporting the country in incorporating these changes offer great opportunities, a top executive of enterprise software major VMware has said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Maryam Nawaz files plea for removal of name form ECL
Lahore, Dec 8 (IANS) Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking the removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL).
2019-12-08
Category: International, Pakistan,International
In 2020, the B'wood cricket movie moves to its next level
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Cricket seems to be returning in the mindspace of Bollywood filmmakers, with a few high-profile projects lined up for release next year.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Democrat-led House releases report on Trump impeachment
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The US Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee released a report explaining the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
'SL to firmly support, accelerate Port City development'
Colombo, Dec 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that his government will firmly support and accelerate the development of the Colombo Port City project constructed by China to ensure that it will emerge as a new business hub in the island country.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghanistan gives slain Japanese aid worker state funeral
Kabul, Dec 8 (IANS) A state funeral was held in Afghanistan in tribute to a Japanese aid worker who was killed in an attack in the east of the country earlier in the week along with five others.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Trump taps new deputy chief of staff for operations
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced that Anthony Ornato, deputy assistant director of the Secret Service, will become his new deputy chief of staff for operations.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Dwayne Johnson: You might see me in a Bollywood movie someday
Los Cabos (Mexico), Dec 8 (IANS) Dwayne Johnson loves the world of Bollywood and doesnt rule out working in a Bollywood film someday. The Hollywood star says working on an Indian action movie would be fun.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Mexico,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'Russia to resume gas supplies to Ukraine if both reach deal'
Moscow, Dec 8 (IANS) Russia will not reopen its gas supplies to Ukraine until both sides agree on all essential points of a gas deal, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a television interview.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Hamas warns Israel about violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque
Gaza, Dec 8 (IANS) Hamas, ruler of the Gaza Strip, warned Israel about violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Saudi Arabia hails US, Sudan's decision to exchange envoys
Riyadh, Dec 8 (IANS) Saudi Arabia welcomed the decision of the United States and Sudan to exchange envoys after over two decades of diplomatic void, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Palestine hails US resolution against Israeli settlements
Ramallah, Dec 8 (IANS) Palestine hailed the US Congress Resolution 326 which opposes the settlements and annexation in the West Bank.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
US, Iran swap prisoners
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The United States and Iran completed a prisoner swap on Saturday, freeing one scholar from each country.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Maritime deal with Libya sent to UN for registration: Erdogan
Istanbul, Dec 8 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the maritime boundary delimitation agreement signed with Libya was sent to the United Nations for registration.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iraq protests continue despite attack that killed 23
Baghdad, Dec 8 (IANS) An attack on protesters in Baghdad that left 23 people dead and scores injured, according to the latest official toll, has not prevented people from returning to the streets for anti-government demonstrations on Saturday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
US equities post mixed weekly results
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) US equities posted mixed results in the past week as investors digested the latest economic data while closely monitoring the latest development of trade issues between the United States and its major trading partners.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Taliban-US talks resume in Doha following delay
Kabul, Dec 8 (IANS) The Taliban confirmed that stalled peace talks in Doha with the United States had "resumed" three months after they were abruptly called off by US President Donald Trump.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Jordan highlights firm commitment to supporting Iraq
Amman, Dec 8 (IANS) King Abdullah II of Jordan reaffirmed Jordan's firm commitment to supporting Iraq and its people, according to a Royal Court statement.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Singer Jason Derulo wants more than $500k for porn
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Jason Derulo wants to be paid "way" more than $500,000 to do porn.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bigg Boss: Salman reveals to Rashami that Arhaan is married, has kid
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Lots of drama is going on in the house of "Bigg Boss" season 13, and one of the high points in recent episodes has been Arhaan Khan's proposal to Rashami Desai.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sam Smith: Music industry is homophobic
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith says the music industry is homophobic and sexist, and they were worried about coming out as non-binary.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran confirms prisoner swap with US
Tehran, Dec 8 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed a prisoner swap deal between the United States and the Islamic republic.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
J.Lo paints Big Apple red with A-Rod
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Jennifer Lopez was out painting the Big Apple red with fiance Alex Rodriguez this weekend.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vital breakthrough in Pachmarhi army camp breach
Bhopal, Dec 8 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh police managed to zero in on one of the suspects of Friday's security breach in the Pachmarhi army camp. A police party has on late Saturday evening left for an undisclosed location to nab a Sepoy of Sikh Regimental Centre who is on long leave without pay from his unit since October 15 this year.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Adopted daughetr held for killing father, chopping body
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) The Mumbai Police have arrested two persons, including a minor boy, for allegedly killing a 59-year-old man, chopping his body, stuffing the pieces in bags and throwing them into the Mithi River.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rift within Indian chess federation comes out into open
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) The simmering rift within the All India Chess Federation (AICF) office-bearers have out into the open with its President and Secretary crossing swords, sources said.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Bigg Boss: Salman asks Siddharth, Asim, Bhau, Shehnaz to pack bags
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Salman Khan has been adding sufficient drama this year on "Bigg Boss 13" every weekend, beyond being just the charming host of the show.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Flaw in Airtel's mobile app exposed data of 32 cr subscribers
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) In yet another massive data breach incident, data of over 32 crore subscribers of telecom major Airtel were exposed and became vulnerable due to a serious security flaw in its mobile application.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man breaches President's security, 6 cops suspended
Jodhpur, Dec 7 (IANS) A serious lapse was found on the part of the President Ram Nath Kovind's security here on Saturday when a person entered the Circuit House here and tried to touch Kovind's feet.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Kolkata cops to use camera with AI to detect crime
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) The Kolkata Police is expanding footprint of closed circuit cameras and planning to install more hi-tech devices with artificial intelligence (AI) to make crime detection easier, according to a top officer here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Encounters must not become SOP for criminal justice: Roy
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy here on Saturday criticised shooting down of the four accused by the police in the Hyderabad gangrape and murder case, saying kangaroo courts and encounters must not become the standard operating procedure (SOP) for dispensing criminal justice.
2019-12-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Data storage technology provider 'Piql' enters India
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Norwegian long-term data storage technology company -- Piql -- has entered India with digital preservation solutions for paper-based and analogue archives.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Rahul calls BPCL privatisation a theft
Kochi, Dec 7 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here on Saturday said the country was being ruled by corporates and it had been facilitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
You can't miss the smile of this child
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) An adorable video of a little girl has gone viral on social media in which the child is reacting to her mother's voice after her hearing aids are turned on.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bhagwat should not be part of Ram Temple Trust: VHP
Nagpur, Dec 7 (IANS) Amid the demand for appointing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat chairman of the Ram Temple Trust, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) here on Saturday said he should not be its part.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
IBL: Odisha secure resounding victory to stay afloat
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Odisha Warriors, reeling from successive defeats in their opening matches, scored a welcome and resounding 6-1 victory over Bengaluru Brawlers on Saturday to stay in the race for a semifinal berth in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League (IBL), approved by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium complex here.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
ISL: ATK end NorthEast's unbeaten run
Guwahati, Dec 7 (IANS) ATK reclaimed the top spot in the Indian Super League with an impressive 3-0 win against NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
EPS-95 pensioners demand Rs 7,500 minimum pension
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Pensioners under the Employees' Pension Scheme 1995 from 27 states staged a protest at the Ramlila Maidan, here on Saturday, to demand Rs 7,500 per month minimum pension.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
KCR disputes Centre's claim of no slowdown impact
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday disputed the Centre's claim that there is no impact of the economic slowdown in the country.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Trump says people flushing toilets 10-15 times, internet ROFL
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) If there's one person who knows how to go viral on social media, it has to be US President Donald Trump.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
NBCC, Suraksha's JIL bids to be put to vote
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The committee of creditors (CoC) of the bankrupt Jaypee Infratech (JIL) has decided to conduct voting on the bids by NBCC (India) and Suraksha Realty simultaneously, according to sources.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Railways dominate women's boxing nationals
Kannur (Kerala), Dec 7 (IANS) Defending Champions Railways dominated the proceedings as 8 of their boxers, led by World Championships silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) and India Open Gold medallist Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg) stormed into the final of the 4th Elite Womens National Boxing Championships at the Mundayad Indoor Stadium here in Kerala on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Orion's Reyansh wins archery event on Day 6 of SFA
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Reyansh Jadhav of Orion High School and Gurjeev Kohli of Arya Vidya Mandir (Bandra) reigned supreme in the archery competition of Sports For All powered by Byjus, at the University Sports Complex, Kalina here on Saturday
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Anderson returns as England announce Test squad for SA
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Veteran pacer James Anderson has made a return to the England Test squad as he has been included in the team that will embark on a four-Test tour of South Africa. The first Test will start on December 26 in Centurion which will be preceded by two practice matches.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India, China begin joint military exercise in Meghalaya
Umroi (Meghalaya), Dec 7 (IANS) Indian and Chinese militaries began their joint exercise in this northeastern state of Meghalaya on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security
Civil service at a critical juncture: Aruna Roy
Jaipur, Dec 7 (IANS) The civil services is at a critical juncture. While the level of aspiration to be a civil servant is not on decline, several IAS officers have quit ascribing their resignations to violation of constitutional guarantees by the government.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Goyal hails officials for setting up WiFi at 5,500 stations
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Hailing the railway administration for installing free WiFi at 5,500 stations, Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Saturday it was a "spectacular achievement" that benefited thousands.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
13 eve-teasers arrested in night long raids in Kolkata
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Kolkata Police have arrested 13 eve-teasers during night long raids from different parts of the city, an officer said here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President Kovind arrives in Odisha on two-day visit
Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind, arrived here on Saturday evening on a two-day state visit.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
SAG 2019: Satyawart, Gursharanpreet clinch wrestling golds
Kathmandu, Dec 7 (IANS) Wrestler Satyawart Kadian floored his Pakistani opponent Tabiyar Khan to clinch the gold medal at the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
SAG 2019: Seven Indian boxers reach finals
Kathmandu, Dec 7 (IANS) World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik (64kg) lived up to the top billing as he continued with his menacing form with 2017 Asian Championship bronze medallist Shiksha leading the charge in the womens category, as seven Indian boxers entered the finals at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games here in Nepal on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Other Sports
Maruti Suzuki's Nov production up 4.3%
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Saturday reported a 4.3 per cent rise in production in November.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Crowd bays for blood of rape accused in MP, C'garh
Bhopal, Dec 7 (IANS) Quick dispensation of justice seems to have acquired a new meaning after Fridays encounter death of four rape accused in Hyderabad.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Faint clues to rifle theft in Pachmarhi camp
Bhopal, Dec 7 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh police on Saturday made only marginal progress in locating the two imposters who breached the security of Pachmarhi army camp on Friday to decamp with two Insas rifles and some ammunition.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Hyderabad case: NHRC probe team examines bodies (2nd Lead)
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) A fact-finding team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday completed first day of its probe into the killing of all the four accused in the woman veterinarian's gangrape and murder case by the police in an alleged "encounter" early Friday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Thousands take pledge in Bengaluru to conserve water
Bengaluru, Dec 7 (IANS) About 10,000 people, including the physically challenged and women, took pledge to conserve water, here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
ATS seizes narcotics worth Rs 5.6 cr from Mumbai, Pune
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) In a major drug bust, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has seized 14.3 kg of the banned Mephedrone worth over Rs 5.60 crore and arrested two peddlers, official sources said here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thackeray pitches for name expansion of Shivaji institutes
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has sent a formal request to Governor B.S. Koshyari, urging him to initiate the process to rename Shivaji University, Kolhapur, as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University, Kolhapur.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tweeple hit out at TikTok in support of Indo-Pak gay couple
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A Instagram photoshoot of a Hindu-Muslim same-sex couple, hailing from India and Pakistan, had gone viral on social media and netizens are going gaga over the pictures.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kolkata Drug peddler arrested with heroin
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Kolkata Police on Saturday arrested a drug peddler allegedly carrying approximately 265 grams of heroin from northeastern part of the city, an officer said.
2019-12-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jharkhand: 63.44% votes cast in 2nd phase, one dead (Roundup)
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Jharkhand recorded 63.44 per cent vote, five per cent lowest than in 2014, in 20 Assembly seats amid few incidents of violence in which one person was killed in the second phase of the Assembly election on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
UB plans pan-India presence of its craft beer in 6 months
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) United Breweries (UB), which recently forayed in the craft-styled beer segment, plans to sell the product across major markets in the country in the next six months.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ED attaches Rs 34 cr assets of Gujarati firm
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 34.47 crore properties of a Gujarat-based company under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a bank fraud case.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Supreme Court Bar Association polls on Dec 12
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Elections for the posts of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president, vice-president, secretary, joint secretary, treasurer, joint treasurer and the executive committee members will be organised on December 12.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IT Department raids share brokers, traders across India
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has said that on December 3, the department carried out search and survey operations on certain share-brokers and traders for being involved in facilitating accommodation of profit and loss through reversal trades in illiquid stock options.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Judicial process has become very expensive: President
Jodhpur, Dec 7 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday that judicial process has become very expensive.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Choreographing DJ Bravo a 'super special' experience: Rahul Shetty
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Choreographer Rahul Shetty says directing dance steps for West Indies cricketing star Dwayne Bravo -- or, DJ Bravo in his musical avatar -- was a "super special" experience.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AAP MP slams Yogi Aditynath over Unnao Rape case
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Sanjay Singh, the member of Parliament from Aam Aadmi Party, slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over Unnao rape victim's death on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Blood test can identify people at risk of night-time high BP
New York, Dec 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that a simple blood test can help identify people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are at higher risk of cardiovascular problems because of a phenomenon called "reverse dipping" that causes blood pressure to rise rather than lower during sleep.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sikh couple not allowed to adopt white kids win court battle
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A Sikh couple living in the UK has won a landmark court battle after they were racially discriminated against by a local council that did not allow them to go for adoption.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Ticket booking for 'Jumanji: The Next Level' starts early in India
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The buzz around Dwayne Johnson's "Jumanji: The Next Level" is high and that has made the studio start ticket bookings early in India.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SAG 2019: Indian eves enter football final
Pokhara, Dec 7 (IANS) The Indian women's team picked up its third win on the trot in the ongoing South Asian Games (SAG) 2019 as head coach Maymol Rocky's side got the better of hosts Nepal with a 1-0 victory. Bala Devi scored the only goal of the game in the 18th minute at the Pokhara Stadium here in Nepal on Saturday as India claimed the top spot in the round-robin stage.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
IPFT calls 12-hr shut down in Tripura on Monday to protest CAB
Agartala, Dec 7 (IANS) The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of the ruling BJP in the state which held a demonstrations in Delhi on December 2 to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), on Saturday called for a 12-hour shut down on December 9 on the same issue.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Ex-judge flays withdrawal of 'never asked for' security
Kochi, Dec 7 (IANS) Justice (rtd) B. Kemal Pasha, known for his razor sharp tongue and airing his opinion, said here on Saturday he couldn't be silenced through the withdrawal of security.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mob attacks former rape accused in Kerala
Palakkad (Kerala) Dec 7 (IANS) A former accused in the infamous Walayar rape and murder case was attacked by a mob here on Saturday. He was admitted to a hospital after he suffered injuries on his face, the police said.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka's Shekar regains wheelchair tennis tournament
Bengaluru, Dec 7 (IANS) Karnataka Shekar Veeraswamy on Saturday regained the single's crown by winning the fourth Tabebuia open AITA-ranking wheelchair tennis tournament 2019, beating Tamil Nadu's K. Karthik 6-2, 7-5 in the final here.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Artist puts banana taped on wall on sale for 91K pound
Miami, Dec 7 (IANS) Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, the creator of the now-stolen golden toilet, has put on sale a banana duct-taped to a wall for a whopping 91,000 pound, a media report said.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
Unnao incident shames entire humanity: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi here on Saturday condoled the Unnao rape victim's death, saying it "shames the entire humanity" as a daughter lost her life awaiting justice.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Onion price zooms to Rs 200 a kg in Bengaluru market
Bengaluru, Dec 7 (IANS) Price of onion shot up to a whopping Rs 200 per kg in Bengaluru due to severe short supply in the market, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National
FC Goa look to get back to winning ways in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) FC Goa will be eyeing a vital win when they take on Hyderabad FC in a Hero Indian Super League clash at the GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Accused harassing victim's family for one year: Priyanka
Unnao, Dec 7 (IANS) After the death of the Unnao rape victim, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi met her family members here on Saturday. The family told Gandhi that the accused had been harassing and threatening them for the last one year.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Locals hope to see Sanju Samson in action in second T20I
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 7 (IANS) The million dollar question that's going around the state capital is will local lad Sanju Samson get a game when India take on West Indies at the Greenfield Stadium here for the second T20I in the three-match series.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
NHRC team begins probe into killings of rape accused
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) A fact-finding team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday began a probe into the killing of all the four accused in the woman veterinarian's gang-rape and murder case by the police in an alleged 'encounter' early of Friday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jharkhand polls: around 61% voting amid violence (Evening Lead)
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Around 61 per cent polling has been recorded on 20 Assembly seats amid a few incidents of violence in the second phase of the Jharkhand Assembly polls on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Andhra encounter, Unnao victim's death trigger debate
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The death of Unnao rape victim at Sufdarjang Hospital, here, late Friday and alleged encounter of Hyderabad rapists have stirred a debate whether the extrajudicial killings by the police was the correct way to tackle the rape cases.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Odisha CM announces steps for healthcare infra in 6 districts
Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced a slew of measures to strengthen healthcare infrastructures in six districts.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Birding across states without a book?
Jaipur, Dec 7 (IANS) With number of active bird-watchers increasing annually in India, the question remains why country's enlightened folks are forced to remain dependent upon books and field guides produced by overseas experts?
2019-12-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Peter Sarsgaard lands mystery role in 'The Batman'
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Actor Peter Sarsgaard has joined the cast of "The Batman" in a mystery role.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prabhudheva: 'Dabangg 3' is exactly how we want to see Salman Khan
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Prabhudheva returns as director in Bollywood with the Salman Khan-starrer "Dabangg 3". He is of the opinion that the film portrays the superstar exactly in the way his fans want to see him.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary,Bollywood
Unnao case: Govt will approach fast track court, says Yogi
Lucknow, Dec 7 (IANS) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday expressed grief over the death of the Unnao rape victim. He said that the government will try to punish the accused as soon as possible by taking the matter to a fast track court.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Microsoft's revamped Office mobile apps read text out loud
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Microsoft has given a facelift to its Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple fixing 16-inch MacBook Pro popping sound issue
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Apple is investigating a popping sound issue with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and says a fix is coming, in the form of a software update.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Amazon, Flipkart may face more queries on predatory pricing
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal trade (DPIIT) is examining the responses by the e-commerce companies, like Flipkart and Amazon, on complaints over predatory pricing and if required will ask them for further clarification, according to a senior government official, here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Dimpy Menon's solo show from Dec 15 to Feb 5
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Sculptor Dimpy Menons solo show 'Through the leaves to the light will open on December 11 at the Art Positive in the national capital.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Govt to set up panels to sort out startups issues
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) will set up two high powered panels to look into the issues raised by the startup industry and venture capitalists for their quick redressal, its secretary said here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Petitions against Hyderabad encounter filed in SC
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Two petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court seeking registration of an FIR and compensation to the families of the four accused killed in an 'encounter' in the case of the rape and murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SAG 2019: Team dismissed for 8 runs, 10 players out for duck
Pokhara (Nepal), Dec 7 (IANS) The ongoing South Asian Games in Nepal have been a difficult experience for the Maldives women's cricket team. On Saturday, they fell to a 10-wicket loss to the hosts in the third-place playoff after being all out for 8 runs in 11.3 overs. This was two days after they were beaten by 249 runs by Bangladesh after being all out for 6 in reply to the opponents' 255/2.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Cricket
DPIIT to examine pension funds investment in startups
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) Central Government will start inter-ministerial discussions to explore if small parts of pension and insurance funds could be allowed to invest in startups in India, Guru Prasad Mohapatra, secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) said here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
'Bharatendu Natya Utsav' from Dec 9 to 14
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi will organise the Bharatendu Natya Utsav from December 9 to 14. The festival will be held at Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House, until December 12 and the last two days will be organized at LTG Auditorium, Copernicus Marg.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
WhatsApp now gets call waiting, but no call holding
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp has become the latest Voice over Internet Protocol services provider to support call waiting feature even as the company has skipped adding call holding for now.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
High onion prices pare Goa tourist arrivals: Minister
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) Not the fall of Thomas Cook or the economic slowdown, for Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo the cause of decline in tourist arrivals is the rising onion prices.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Rahul says 'India the rape capital of world'
Wayanad, (Kerala) Dec 7 (IANS) Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that the prevailing situation in the country, according to international media, is such that India has become the rape capital of the world.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Justice loses its character if it becomes revenge: CJI Bobde
Jodhpur, Dec 7 (IANS) Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde said on Saturday that justice can never become instant, and it loses its character if it becomes revenge.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala CM terms two young party activists as Maoists
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who came under fire for having people with Left-wing extremists in the party, on Saturday, said that the two youths who have been arrested by the police are not party members but are Maoists.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019 raises Rs 12.66 crore
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The fifteenth edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) broke records as two individuals crossed the Rs 1 crore mark in fund raising for their chosen Civil Society Organisation -- CSO/NGO. Fundraisers #GoBeyond raised a remarkable Rs 12.66 crore for various causes by the CSOs.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Rajkummar Rao-Nushrat starrer 'Turram Khan' renamed 'Chhalaang'
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) The upcoming Rajkummar Rao-starrer "Turram Khan" has been renamed "Chhalaang". The films lead actress and Nushrat Bharucha took to Instagram to share the news.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengal BJP leader killed in road mishap
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) A day after his selection as the party's Siliguri organisational district chief, BJP leader Abhijit Roy Choudhury was killed when his car collided with a truck at Baharampur in Murshidabad district, party sources said.
2019-12-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kohli thanks Bachchan for congratulating him on his knock
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday thanked Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan for congratulating him after his stunning knock against the West Indies in the first T20I of the series.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Amending FIDE constitution immediate priority: Nigel Short
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Into the second year as a Vice President of global chess body, British chess Grandmaster (GM) Nigel Short said the forensic audit report would be made public in course of time and the immediate priority is to amend FIDE's Constitution so that decision making is faster.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Shilpa Shetty: Beti Bachao can't just be relegated to a campaign
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty took to Instagram to express anger and anxiety over the series of violent sexual attacks and murders of women across the country. The actress added Beti Bachao cant just be relegated to a mere campaign. It needs to be put into action.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tweeple abuzz following Kohli's astounding knock
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli, who guided the Men in Blue to their highest-ever T20I chase in the first match against the West Indies gets praise from none other than Amitabh Bachchan after the batting maestro's magical knock that saw India trounce West Indies.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Comply with SC orders: DMK tells TN Election Commission
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) The principal opposition party in Tamil Nadu Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday urged the state Election Commission to declare elections for the local bodies after complying fully with December 6 order of the Supreme Court.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
How can graft end when politics depends on it: Gehlot
Jodhpur, Dec 7 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday in a candid talk spoke on the growing corruption in the country and questioned how can a government formed with black money free the country from clutches of corruption when all political games played in India depend completely on black money collected via bond, cheques or cash.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Pietersen reacts to Kohli's Instagram post
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli led from the front and scored an unbeaten 94 to guide the hosts to a six wicket win in the first T20I against West Indies. Kohli's knock garnered praise from all quarters and former England captain Kevin Pietersen also lauded the Indian skipper's effort.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Kin of victims of other heinous crimes demand death for accused
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) The killing of four accused in gruesome gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian by the police near Hyderabad has not only been hailed by many but it has triggered demands for similar "punishment" to perpetrators of other heinous crimes in the country.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Pati, Patni Aur Woh' surpasses 'Panipat' collections on day 1
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) "Pati, Patni Aur Woh" collected Rs 9.10 crore at the box-office on day one leaving behind Oscar-nominated director Ashutosh Gowariker's latest release "Panipat", which minted Rs 4. 12 crore.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NIA chargesheets 2 in ISIS Kerala, TN module case
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency on Saturday filed a chargesheet against two ISIS suspects arrested by the agency in connection with its probe into the ISIS Kerala-Tamil Nadu module case, including the group mastermind.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
California firm to pay $13.5bn to wildfire victims
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Californian utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has agreed on a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of wildfires in the state, it was reported on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Tripura to offer intra-state portability for ration holders
Agartala, Dec 7 (IANS) Tripura has become the first among the eight northeastern states and third in the country after Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where ration card portability network has been operationalised, Secretary of the Tripura Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Debashish Basu said here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
US drops plan to face scan international travellers
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration has set aside its proposed plan to introduce facial scan for all travellers entering or leaving the US, media reports said.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Foreign trips useful for state: Vijayan's response to Oppn
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 7 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the Congress-led Opposition's cryptic comments about his frequent foreign trips, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday termed them hugely useful, especially for the youth.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Jharkhand polls: Voting ends in 18 seats amid violence (3rd Lead)
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Polling concluded in 18 of the 20 Assembly seats amid a few incidents of violence in the second phase of the Jharkhand Assembly polls.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian Army lifts Sudan Polo Cup
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Indian Army team lifts Sudan Polo Cup, one the most prestigious polo tournament, beating beats British Army team on Friday. The match took place at the Jaipur Polo Grounds in Delhi between the both the polo teams.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Sports
Pakistan recall Fawad Alam for historic SL Test series
Lahore, Dec 7 (IANS) Pakistan have recalled left-handed batsman Fawad Alam for the historic two-Test series against Sri Lanka beginning next week.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Katrina, Anushka mourn death of make-up 'maestro' Subbu
M0umbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Actresses Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma took to social media to mourn the death of Bollywood's renowned make-up artist Subhash Vagal, who was popularly called Subbu.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akanksha Thakur: We need to go on social media detox at times
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Actress Akanksha Thakur feels we are living in an age when all of us are addicted to social media. No matter how much we try, we just can't stay away from it. The actress feels we should sometimes go on a social media detox.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KL Rahul takes funny dig at Yuzvendra Chahal
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli starred for his team as the hosts registered a memorable six-wicket win over the West Indies in the first T20I of the series. Kohli's unbeaten 94 off 50 balls (4x6, 6x6) helped India get to 209 with eight balls and six wickets to spare. Apart from the India skipper, opener KL Rahul also contributed with a crucial 62 runs.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Rape convict writes to President
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The 2012 gang rape case convict Vinay Sharma has written to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking withdrawal of his mercy petition.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Statue of Unity leaps Statue of Liberty's footfall!
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) In just over a year of its unveiling, the Statue of Unity in Gujarat has outdistanced the footfall of the Statue of Liberty in the US, with an average of 15,000 visitors a day.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sitharaman invites suggetions on 'GST Feedback Diwas'
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has invited suggestions on simplifying of return filing process under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as the central and state GST authorities have organised a nationwide 'GST Stakeholder Feedback Diwas' on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Soon, men in khaki to don khadi: KVIC
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) In a major initiative, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has directed the Director-Generals (DGs) of all paramilitary forces to switch over to khadi fabrics, and use village industries products in their staff canteens, a top official said here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Don't want to be a format specialist: Virat Kohli
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli might have struggled in the first half of his innings against West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday, but he put all that behind him to ensure that he was the pillar around whom the team completed another successful run-chase. This time, India in fact went on to complete their highest successful run-chase in T20Is.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Implementation of POCSO Act needs scrutiny: Damyanti Biswas (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Author and social activist Damyanti Biswas, whose novel "You Beneath Your Skin" explores the dark underbelly of the national capital and its spiralling crime spree, says though violence against children under 12 attracts the death penalty under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, yet its implementation "needs scrutiny".
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kajol & Ajay's new pic from 'Tanhaji' wins hearts
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Kajol shared a photo on Instagram where she is seen posing with husband Ajay Devgn, dressed up as their characters in the upcoming film "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior".
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka meets family of Unnao rape victim, attacks Yogi govt
Unnao, Dec 7 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra cancelled all her scheduled events in Lucknow and reached the home of the Unnao rape victim on Saturday afternoon, where she met the family members of the deceased.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sara Ali Khan gets nostalgic as debut film 'Kedarnath' turns one
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Sara Ali Khan's debut film "Kedarnath" had released on December 7 last year, and the actress took to Instagram and posted a nostaligic comment.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wisla suffer 10th consecutive defeat in Polish football league
Warsaw, Dec 7 (IANS) Wisla Cracow lost to Gornik 4-2 in Zabrze to suffer their 10th defeat in a row in the Polish football league.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Football
India junior women thrash NZ 4-1 in 3-Nations Tournament
Canberra, Dec 7 (IANS) The Indian junior women's hockey team continued their fine form at the ongoing 3-Nations Tournament as they defeated New Zealand 4-1 on Saturday. India came from a goal down to defeat their opponents after New Zealand's Olivia Shannon (4') had scored for her side. It was Sharmila Devi (12', 43'), Beauty Dungdung (27') and Lalrindiki (48') who scored the goals for India in their impressive victory.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Hockey
No more tears, onion to bring cheers in New Year
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) As onion prices crossed Rs 150 a kg in Mumbai and urban centres, and hovering around Rs 125 a kg in rural areas, the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMC) in Maharashtra said here on Saturday that new stocks have started trickling in the markets.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
X1 Racing League round 2 on Sunday
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) The cream of Indian racing talent, along with their foreign counterparts including three former Formula One drivers, will reassemble at the MMRT here on Sunday for the second round of the path-breaking, franchise-based X1 Racing League.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
World's first pig-monkey hybrids created by scientists
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) In a world first, researchers have been able to produce pig-monkey hybrids in a Chinese laboratory, a media report said.
2019-12-07
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Couple found dead in rural Scottish cottage under suicide pact
Aberdeenshire (Ireland), Dec 7 (IANS) A couple was found dead in a rural Scottish AirBnB accommodation under a suicide pact over the Internet, a media report said.
2019-12-07
Category: India, New Delhi,Human Interest/Society
'Junk DNA' affects risk of inherited cancer: Study
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Shedding new light on why some people develop cancer while others do not, a new study has found that a person's risk of developing cancer is affected by genetic variations in regions of DNA that do not code for proteins, previously dismissed as "junk DNA".
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Liam Payne accused of disrespecting bisexuality in new album
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) One Direction star Liam Payne has received flak for disrespecting bisexual women in his solo debut album "LP1", specifically in the lyrics to his number "Both Ways".
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kohli an animated character, a great batsman: Pollard
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli bettered his personal best in the shortest format of the game to lead his team to a memorable six-wicket win over the West Indies in the first T20I of the series. After the visitors posted an imposing 207/5, Kohli's unbeaten 94 off 50 balls (4x6, 6x6) helped India get to 209 with eight balls and six wickets to spare.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Bhumi Pednekar: I'm a restless actor
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar calls herself a restless actor and says her film choices are a testimony to the kind of actor she wants to be.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'UK-US trade talks document leak linked to Russia'
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Leaked documents detailing UK-US trade talks were posted on Reddit by an account linked to a campaign "originating from Russia", the online message board has revealed.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Play gets suspended due to dangerous MCG pitch, CA takes cognizance
Melbourne, Dec 7 (IANS) After the first day's play between Victoria and West Australia in the ongoing Sheffield Shield competition was abandoned, Cricket Australia on Saturday said that it will work closely with the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) staff to ensure the best possible wicket is prepared for the Boxing Day Test against New Zealand.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mega bushfire near Sydney 'too big to put out'
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Australian fire officials warned on Saturday that a mega bushfire raging across a 60 km front north-west of Sydney cannot currently be put out.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Apple may launch iPhone without ports in 2021
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that Apple is planning to launch a "completely wireless" iPhone in 2021, suggesting that the iPhone maker is not switching to USB-C, but rather dropping the port entirely.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
King Kohli adds another feather to cap with 12th MoM award
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli not only won his team the game against West Indies on Friday, but also in the process won the Man of the Match award for his 50-ball 94. He now has 12 Man of the Match awards to his name in the T20I format - joint highest with Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi. Interestingly, Shahid Afridi holds the second position with 11 awards.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Cyber crooks attack Indian armed forces
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) After the Armed Forces were attacked by cyber crooks on Friday late night , the tri-services cyber wings issued emergency warning to all the defence personnel not to access mail titled -- 'Notice' -- with attachments, sources said on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Save me, I don't want to die: Unnao rape victim's last words
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) "Save me, I don't want to die, I want to see them hang to death". These are the last words of the 23-year-old rape victim from Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district to her family members and doctors before she died on Friday late night in a Delhi hospital.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India aim for series-win against WI in Thiruvananthapuram (Preview)
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 7 (IANS) After registering a stunning victory in Hyderabad, Team India will aim to seal the three-match series when they take on the West Indies in the second T20I at the Greenfield Stadium on Sunday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Kids born through C-sections not at higher obesity risk
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A child born through cesarean procedure or C-section is no more likely to develop obesity than those born through vaginal delivery, new research has found.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
2nd Epstein victim claims to have slept with Prince Andrew
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A second victim who was allegedly abused by late American financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has claimed that she slept with the UK'S Prince Andrew, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Shriya Pilgaonkar wraps up shooting for 'Haathi Mere Saathi'
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Actress Shriya Pilgaonkar has wrapped up shooting for the upcoming tri-lingual film "Haathi Mere Saathi" starring Rana Daggubati.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NGMA DG Adwaita Gadanayak gets 3-year extension
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Adwaita Gadanayak, the current Director-General of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) has been given an extension for three years by the Ministry of Culture, it was announced by the institution on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Czech Christmas!
Prague, Dec 7 (IANSlife) If you're in Europe for Christmas, be sure to make a beeline to Czech Republic and Prague.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Czech Republic,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Young changemakers to come together in Delhi summit
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANSlife) Talks, workshops, panel discussions and learning labs on issues like violence against women, menstrual hygiene management, climate change, personal liberties, among others, will form part of an upcoming summit in the capital.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
T.I. says his best friend was killed in prison
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Rapper T.I. is probably mourning the loss of one of his closest friends, Cap. The "Whatever You Like" hitmaker's longtime partner, whose real name is Terrance Beasley, passed away in prison.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Richard Grieco arrested for public intoxication in airport
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) "21 Jump Street" star Richard Grieco was arrested at Dallas-Fortworth International Airport for public intoxication, according to a new report.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi salutes courage of forces on Armed Forces Flag Day
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the courage of soldiers of Armed Forces and their families on Armed Forces Flag Day on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Kate Upton gets first stripe on her Jiu-Jitsu white belt
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Actress-model Kate Upton has scored her first stripe on her Jiu-Jitsu white belt.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cambridge Analytica deceived users: US FTC
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) More than one and a half year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal first became public, US regulators have said that the now-defunct British data analytics and consulting company engaged in deceptive practices to harvest personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users for voter profiling and targeting.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Robert Vadra seeks court's permission to travel abroad
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Saturday sought the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) response over an application filed by businessman Robert Vadra seeking permission to travel to Spain.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moon, Trump agree to main dialogue with N.Korea
Seoul, Dec 7 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump have agreed on Saturday that it was necessary to maintain dialogue momentum between Washington and Pyongyang, the presidential office here said.
2019-12-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Yuvraj slams post India's poor fielding effort in 1st T20I
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Former all-rounder Yurvaj Singh has criticised India's fielding performance in the first T20I against West Indies which the Men in Blue won by six wickets while registering their highest-ever run-chase in the shortest format of the game.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Sheffield Shield match suspended due to dangerous MCG pitch
Melbourne, Dec 7 (IANS) Just three weeks ahead of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and New Zealand, play was suspended indefinitely on the opening day of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Western Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Memory chip market to rebound in 2020: Report
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) The global memory chip market is expected to rebound next year, with NAND flash the fastest-growing semiconductor product, a market report has showed, boding well for South Korean chipmakers that have been dominant forces in the sector.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sikh-American's 'Seva Truck' sends out free food
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) A Sikh-American from Washington D.C. is operating a 'Seva Truck', via which he sends out free meals to local communities in need including schools and social work organisations.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Amid violence, Jharkhand witnesses brisk polling (2nd Lead)
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Jharkhand is witnessing brisk polling amid violence on Saturday for the second phase of the Assembly polls.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
US post office to be named after slain Sikh police officer
Houston, Dec 7 (IANS) A Democratic Congresswoman has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to name a post office in Houston after Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, the first Sikh Deputy in Texas's Harris County who was shot dead while on duty in September.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Murdering rapists should be hanged publicly: Goa Minister
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Saturday demanded that rape and murder case convicts should be hanged at a public stadium so that a strong message is sent to the people committing such heinous and rarest of rare crimes.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Priyanka to meet Unnao victim's family; Akhilesh on dharna
Lucknow, Dec 7 (IANS) The death of the Unnao rape victim has stirred up the Uttar Pradesh politics with Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra rushing to meet the victim's family in Unnao, and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav sitting on a 'dharna' outside the Vidhan Sabha, here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jharkhand polls: One dead in clashes in Gumla
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Two incidents of violence have been reported in Jharkhand on Saturday where polling for the second phase on 20 Assembly seats is underway.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Khalilzad reaches Doha, US-Taliban talks to resume soon
Kabul, Dec 7 (IANS) Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, has arrived in Doha where he will resume peace talks with Taliban negotiators soon, according to informed sources.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Israel,Politics
'Star Trek' actor Robert Walker Jr. no more
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Actor Robert Walker Jr., son of actors Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones, is no more. He was 79.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Martin Scorsese: Haven't spoken to Bob Dylan in 20 years
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorsese hasn't spoken to singer Bob Dylan in 20 years despite making two documentaries about his life.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kim's Christmas decoration gets compared to tampons
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was ridiculed by social media users as they thought that her Christmas decoration looked like tampons.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Unnao rape victim's father demands Hyderabad-like 'encounter'
Unnao (UP), Dec 7 (IANS) The father of Unnao rape victim on Saturday demanded a Hyderabad-like "encounter" for the perpetrators.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adobe acquires Oculus' 3D sculpting platform Medium
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Adobe has announced that it is buying Oculus Medium, a virtual reality authoring tool born from Facebook's Oculus division, in bid to build up its VR strategy.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Girl gang-raped by minors in Bulandshahr, 4 arrested
Bulandshahr, Dec 7 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl was allegedly held hostage and gang-raped by three minors in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district, police said on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Guys, your favourite store just got a chic update
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANSlife) Luxury fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna celebrated the unveiling of the revamp of its flagship boutique in New Delhi at the DLF Emporio Mall. At the centre of the chic soiree was the screening of the brand's latest campaign 'What Makes a Man', featuring some of India's most prominent men.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Amazing, extraterrestrial: Cricket fraternity lauds Virat Kohli
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Batting legend Vivian Richards has been mighty impressed with Indian skipper Virat Kohli's "amazing" innings which helped the Men in Blue register an emphatic six-wicket win over West Indies in the first T20I.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Jharkhand polls: Six injured in clashes in Gumla
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) At least six people including policemen were injured in clashes and subsequent police firing in Jharkhand's Gumla district during the second phase of polling on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Friends' actor Ron Leibman passes away at 82
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Ron Leibman, an Emmy-winning actor who garnered a Tony for his work in Broadways "Angels in America" and played the father of Jennifer Anistons character Rachel Green on "Friends", is no more. He was 82.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Designs on you
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANSlife) Vikas Malani, founder of BodyCanvas Tattoos and Piercings, has worked with many big names in the entertainment industry and with acid attack survivors. The celebrity tattoo artist is also an expert in the field of cosmetic and clinical tattoos and piercings. Vikas gets candid with IANSlife, sharing details about his journey, tattoo hygiene and a lot more.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Don't romanticize depression, says Shaheen Bhatt
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANSlife) Shaheen Bhatt, the eldest daughter of film personalities Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan, says that her parents and sister Alia, have been her rock in her battle against depression, and adds that romanticizing mental illness is a dangerous idea.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Agatha Christie's thriller adapted for Indian stage
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANSlife) The retelling of Agatha Christie's popular 1962 novel, "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side", has been adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff and reimagined for an Indian audience by Ayeesha Menon. It premiers in January.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Families of slain Hyd accused to wait longer for last rites
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) The families of the slain accused in the 25-year-old woman veterinarian's gang-rape and murder case will have to wait longer to conduct their last rites as the bodies were preserved on the direction of Telangana High Court.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Play aggressive cricket but respect your opponents: Kohli
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli, who guided the Men in Blue to their highest-ever T20I chase in the first match against the West Indies, believes while its important for players to play hard, aggressive cricket, what's more important is the need to respect the opponents.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
WH warns Democrats against adopting articles of impeachment
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The White House has warned the Democrats in the House over the adoption of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi blames UP govt for Unnao rape victim's death
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has attacked the Yogi Adityanath government over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh after the death of the Unnao rape victim.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Musk wins in defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has emerged triumphant from a defamation trial as the federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British man over "pedo guy" tweet, who helped with the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooding Thai cave.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Technology
Trump urges World Bank to stop lending to China
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has criticized the World Bank for loaning money to China on low-interest rates and urged the institution to stop lending to Beijing.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Chilean anti-govt protests complete 50 days
Santiago, Dec 7 (IANS) Thousands of Chileans marched through the streets of capital Santiago to pressurize President Sebastian Pinera into taking "serious steps" to reduce inequality in the country battling a social upheaval for the last 50 days.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Jharkhand Assembly polls: 13.03 % voter turnout (Lead 9 a.m.)
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Jharkhand witnessed 13.03 per cent polling till 9 a.m. on Saturday for the second phase of the Assembly polls.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Experts say 'bad precedent', as people celebrate Bollywood style Hyd encounter
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The dawn of Friday broke with a strange twist in the Telangana veterinarian's rape and murder case, with all the four accused being shot dead in what the Telanagana police termed it as an 'encounter'. While the move has been cheered by many as "instant justice", experts and human rights activists have expressed anger and termed it "bad precedent".
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Climate crisis threatening child rights: Unicef
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS) The climate crisis is threatening to roll back progress on child rights without sufficient urgent investment in solutions that benefit the most vulnerable children, the Unicef said on Saturday as the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) enters its second week.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
NHRC to begin probe into killing of Hyderabad rape accused
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) A fact-finding team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to arrive in Telangana on Saturday to launch a probe into the killing of all the four accused in a woman veterinarian's gang rape and murder case by the police in an alleged 'encounter' on Friday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Discovery of tombs revives dream of finding Cleopatra
Cairo, Dec 7 (IANS) The discovery of a series of tombs of the rich and powerful from the last days of the Egyptian Empire revives the dream of finding the remains of Cleopatra and of her lover, the Roman general Mark Antony.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society
Johnson bested Corbyn in final UK election debate
London, Dec 7 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson got the better of opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in their second and final debate ahead of the December 12 general election, according to 52 per cent of viewers responding to a snap poll.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Faulkner set for Lancashire T20 Blast return in 2020
L ondon, Dec 7 (IANS) Left-arm Australian pacer James Faulkner will return to Lancashire for his fourth stint at the club for next year's T20 Blast.
2019-12-07
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Make selection of UN peacekeepers more stringent: India
United Nations, Dec 7 (IANS) India has called for making the selection of peacekeepers for UN operations more stringent, emphasising professional competence in order to make them more effective.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
A tribute to Bob Willis (Column: Close-In)
The passing away of any cricketer brings sorrow to one's heart. It gets even more painful when one has played, partied and rubbed shoulders together. The sad news of the death of a phenomenal cricketer and one of England's best fast bowlers, Bob Willis, brought a lump to my throat. Memories of him darting in to bowl to me, a huge 6ft 6 inches in frame, with fluffy hair, finally releasing the ball quick and fast with a windmill action, comes immediately to mind.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
The paradox of stress (Comment)
The word 'stress' is a paradox and an enigma. Stress is increasingly becoming a dreaded phenomenon, especially for industry where pressure and stress to increase productivity is incessant and unrelenting. Rajeev Kumar, Vice President HR at NIIT says, "Stress is as constant as change in our corporate life. And Stress-related health issues are rampant -- hypertension/BP; sugar etc. In fact, jokes running around in corporates are that in medical examination reports done at the time of hiring by HR, if someone has no stress-related health issues, it's a question mark on selection and suitability saying, this guys doesn't take pressure, hence not fit for job."
2019-12-07
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Looking forward to make best use of opening opportunity: KL
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian batsman KL Rahul, who played a crucial knock in the first T20I against West Indies which India won by six wickets, has insisted he is not worrying about next year's World T20 and is right now focused only on making the best use of opening opportunity.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Trump holds off plan to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror groups
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he was "temporarily" holding off his plan to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Women bikers blaze a feminist trail at India Bike Week
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) "In a country where being a woman itself is a challenge, biking is just another challenge which women should not back out from," says 24-year-old Anam Hashim, India's youngest female stunt rider.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Goa,National
Transmission mechanism: Monetary policy and beyond (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
The Reserve Bank of India decided to hold repo rates unchanged in its meeting on December 5, 2019. In this context, apart from the outlook on inflation, the crucial area of focus should be the "transmission mechanism" of the rate cuts already delivered in 2019. In common parlance, "transmission mechanism" can be interpreted as the chain effect of rate cuts being passed on to the inter-related and inter-linked sectors in the overall ecosystem, to both lower the cost of credit and increase the availability of credit. Primarily, raise the money supply. The concept of an effective "transmission mechanism" is vital for India, both within the context of monetary policy and in the broader contexts of investments, capital flow and effective policymaking. The transmission of monetary policy, capital flows and
2019-12-07
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Pompeo criticised for withholding aid to Central American nations
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been criticised by two Democrat lawmakers for withholding aid essential for women and children in Central American countries.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Zidane: I'm not going to stop Gareth doing anything
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has ruled out implementing a decision taken by the Welsh national team that would forbid Gareth Bale from playing golf.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pak submits progress report on 22 points to FATF joint group
Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Out of the total 27 action plan, Pakistan has submitted its progress report on 22 points before the joint group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in a fresh bid to avoid falling into the global watchdog's blacklist, it was reported on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Ex-Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva on comeback trail
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 7 (IANS) Former Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva is training alone as he seeks to kick-start his career at a new club.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Pak-American journo to moderate Democratic debate
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) A PakĀ­istani-American has created history by becoming the first South Asian American journalist selected to moderate a US presidential debate, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,International
BJP upbeat on staying put in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Dec 7 (IANS) With a heavy voter turnout in rural areas and most exit polls predicting majority of seats for the BJP in the 15 Assembly segments in Karnataka's Thursday's byelections, the ruling party is upbeat on staying put in the southern state for over three years more, a party official said.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Voting begins for 2nd phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Voting began on Saturday for the second phase of the Jharkhand Assembly polls.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Knives Out' director mulls over idea of a sequel
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Director Rian Johnson of "Knives Out" is open to the idea of making a sequel of the murder mystery starring Daniel Craig and Chris Evans. He says it would be interesting to explore a whole new setting of a new mystery.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Merkel expresses "deep shame" during visit to Auschwitz
Warsaw, Dec 7 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed "deep shame" during her first visit as chancellor to the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Poland,Politics
Czech, French foreign ministers agree on EU strategic autonomy
Prague, Dec 7 (IANS) Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic and France agreed that the European Union(EU) should strive for strategic autonomy in its defence capabilities.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Czech Republic,Politics
Palestinian prez warns of gradual execution of US peace plan
Ramallah, Dec 7 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned of a gradual implementation of the US peace plan, known as the "Deal of the Century," especially amid the ongoing Israeli measures in East Jerusalem.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Israel,Politics
VA Tech Wabag to assess sewage treatment plants in UP
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) India's water technology multinational company VA Tech Wabag Ltd will start assessing the sewage treatment plants in Agra and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and give a report to the state government, said a senior official.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
16 protesters gunned down in Baghdad
Baghdad, Dec 7 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed and 45 others wounded here on Friday when unidentified assailants opened fire on anti-government protesters, a source in the interior ministry said.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
'We will do our best so climate crisis cannot be ignored'
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS) Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg said in Madrid that young people will do everything possible so the climate crisis "cannot be ignored".
2019-12-07
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Saudi king calls Trump after shooting in US military base (2nd Lead)
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The King of Saudi Arabia called US President Donald Trump Friday after the shooter that killed three people at a US military base earlier in the day was confirmed to be a Saudi national.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks close higher on upbeat jobs report
New York, Dec 7 (IANS) US stocks closed higher as upbeat jobs report lifted investors' sentiment.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Shooter in US naval base attack was Saudi national'
Miami, Dec 7 (IANS) The gunman suspected of killing three people and wounding seven others in a shooting attack Friday morning at a United States Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, before being gunned down by a sheriff's deputy was a member of the Saudi Air Force, the state's governor confirmed.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Terrorism
When Liam Neeson caught pouting
New York, Dec 7 (IANS) The "Taken" star was spotted giving some pouty expressions while getting clicked at a film screening in New York.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Over 7,000 arrested in Iran protests, UN says
Geneva, Dec 7 (IANS) More than 7,000 people have been detained for their participation in the protests that have been taking place in Iran since mid-November, according to the United Nations, which criticized a lack of transparency regarding the number of people arrested and treatment they receive.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
4 dead in Florida naval air station shooting
Miami, Dec 7 (IANS) The perpetrator of a shooting this Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola in northwest Florida and three of the people he attacked have died, with the gunman slain by security forces, official sources said.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Terrorism
US unemployment rate back at 50-year low
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The United States' headline unemployment rate fell by one-tenth of a percentage point in November to 3.5 per cent, matching the lowest level in a half century, while the number of new jobs added last month - 266,000 - far exceeded economists' expectations.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Gala Filmotsav kicks off in Lonavla on Dec 12
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) The third edition of LIFFT India Filmotsav is slated to screen over 250 films in various categories and from 40 countries between December 12 and 16 at Fariyas Resort in Lonavla.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kym Marsh's 'guilty' at feeling 'lonely'
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Singer-turned-actress Kym Marsh feels "a bit guilty" about feeling "lonely" .
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN chief calls for enhancement of peacekeeping operations
United Nations, Dec 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked member states to enhance the world body's peacekeeping operations through a variety of measures.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Unnao rape victim dies, netizens bay for another "encounter"
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze and airlifted to Safdarjung Hospital here on Thursday has died.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
London bridge attacker given quiet burial in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) The man, who killed two people close to London bridge last week, was on Friday buried in his ancestral village of northwestern Pakistan in a funeral service attended by around 300 mourners.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Akshay to resume Indian citizenship; netizens react
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Ever since Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar announced that he is set to give up his Canadian passport and resume Indian citizenship, netizens have been having a field day with reactions.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Malaika, Geeta Kapoor, Terence Lewis to judge dance show
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Celebrities Malaika Arora, Geeta Kapoor and Terence Lewis will reportedly judge "India's Best Dancer".
2019-12-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa CM unhappy over school uniforms sourced from Nagaland
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) Uniforms of students studying in Goa government-run schools are stitched and packaged all the way from Nagaland; a dubious practice that has been stopped, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
RBI holding repo rate bodes well for savings: Economists
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Even as many see the RBI's pause on repo rate as a setback for the growth, some economists argue that any further cut could have affected households savings which have already seen a decline in recent times.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amaal Mallik, Lost Stories reimagine U2's songs
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Indian music artistes Lost Stories, OX7GEN, Karsh Kale and Amaal Mallik are honouring U2 with a unique spin on their favourite tracks of the Irish band.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Priyanka gets emotional after Marrakech Film Fest honour
Rabat, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas feels proud to have been honoured at the Marrakech Film Festival recently.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Malta,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Garmin Venu with AMOLED display launched in India
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Smart wearables maker Garmin India on Friday launched Venu, its first smartwatch with AMOLED screen in India for Rs 37,490. The company also launched Vivoactive 4 GPS smartwatch for Rs 32,590.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
ISL: Time for NorthEast, ATK to convert draws into win
Guwahati, Dec 6 (IANS) An unbeaten NorthEast United face a tough Indian Super League challenge at home when ATK visits the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on Saturday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Greece expels Libyan envoy over Turkey maritime accord
Athens, Dec 6 (IANS) Greece on Friday expelled Libya's envoy to the country Mohamed Younis AB Menfi over the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Turkey and Libya on November 27 on the establishment of maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Dolittle' remake to arrive in India soon
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr.'s "Dolittle", which is a remake of the 1998 film "Dr. Dolittle", is set to release in India on January 17, 2020 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Plans against Warner didn't work, defeats have hurt our pride: Azhar
Karachi, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Test skipper Azhar Ali has said that the loss to Australia has hurt the pride of the team and there was no excuse to offer for the way that the hosts demolished them.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Rashami Desai wants to quit 'Bigg Boss 13'
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Rashami Desai, who is currently inside the house of "Bigg Boss 13", no longer wants to be part of the show.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Killing of the four accused very unfortunate: Asok Ganguly
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Describing the alleged encounter killing of the accused in the Hyderabad gang rape and murder case as "very unfortunate", former Supreme Court Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly on Friday said it was an indication of something sinister - protectors of the law taking the law in their own hand.
2019-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana a role model, says minister after encounter
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Praising Telangana police for gunning down all the four accused in the woman veterinarian's gang-rape and murder case, Telangana's Transport Minister P. Ajay Kumar said the state has shown that it is a role model in ensuring speedy justice.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Amid political drama, 'shayri' keeps Parliament atmosphere light
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Amid heated political debates, Parliament sometimes also witnesses references to poems, verses, shlokas from Sanskrit, jokes and even 'shayri'. This makes the atmosphere of the House lighter and the lawmakers burst into laughter and even applaud sometimes.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Law has done its duty: Cyberabad Police Commissioner
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Law has done its duty, said Cyberabad Police Commissioner V. C. Sajjanar on Friday after police killed. in an alleged exchange of fire. all four accused in a woman veterinarian's gang-rape and murder case.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'We are not criminals', says Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, who has been in detention since the revocation of the Constitution's Article 370, protested the treatment of Kashmir's politicians, saying they were "not criminals".
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global true wireless hearables market to grow 90% in 2020
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The size of the global market for true wireless hearables is expected to touch 120 million units this year and 230 million units in 2020, growing 90 per cent year on year (YoY), said a new report on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Chelsea free to sign players in January after CAS halves ban
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Premier League giants Chelsea are free to sign players in the January transfer window after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) halved the transfer ban it had imposed on the club. Chelsea were given a two-window ban and a fine of 600,000 Swiss francs by FIFA in February 2019 for breaching rules on signing young players.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Nithyananda: Ecuador denies giving asylum, MEA says cancelled passport
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Ecuadorian government on Friday denied that it has granted asylum to self-styled Indian godman Nithyananda, wanted in India for alleged rape and abduction, or helped him purchase any land in the South American country.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
6 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan's Wardak
Maidan Shahr, Dec 6 (IANS) At least six Taliban militants were killed after the Afghan armed forces' fighter planes targeted the terror group's hideouts in Sayedabad district of Afghanistan's eastern Wardak province, the Asian nation's army said on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Afghanistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jharkhand HC rejects Lalu Prasad's bail plea
Ranchi, Dec 6 (IANS) In a setback to RJD supremo, the Jharkhand High Court on Friday rejected bail application of jailed Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
ISL 2019 and the tale of last minute fightbacks
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) When Bengaluru FC were leading by a goal against Odisha FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune and the assistant referee put up the additional time board, everyone was anxious. The players still had four minutes to hang on for their first away victory, and given what had happened in the past, even the defending champions could not take anything for granted.
2019-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Do away with mercy for children's rapists: President
Sirohi (Rajasthan), Dec 6 (IANS) As entire India is outraged at multiple incidents of rape and henious crime against against women, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that there should be no provision of mercy pleas for rapists of children.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Hamara Ambedkar': Is BJP cashing in on the Dalit icon?
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) In a packed auditorium in the BJP headquarters in Delhi that was reverberating with slogans of "Bharat Mata ki Jai" along with "Jai Bheem", the party's working President J.P. Nadda called Ambedkar "Ours". Union Minister for Social Justice Thawar Chand Gehlot made Congress look like the villain and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the Jan Sangh's founder, as the enabler, for the Dalit icon's presence in the upper house of Parliament.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unable to get ex-cricketers on board because of conflict clause: Ganguly
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) The relationship between BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and head coach Ravi Shastri has been a topic of debate over the last couple of years, but the former India skipper has rubbished it and said that it is all about performance when it comes to the top job.
2019-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bengal rape-murder victims' families hail Telangana Police
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) The relatives of the Kamduni gang rape and murder victim in West Bengal on Friday hailed the Telangana Police for fatally shooting the accused in the Hyderabad gang rape and murder case, saying the "culprits' deserved to die in this way.
2019-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Reducing air pollution can prevent early deaths: Study
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, a new study suggests.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
9 Nigerian footballers held in Tripura for illegal entry
Agartala, Dec 6 (IANS) Nine Nigerian footballers were arrested in Tripura while they were going to Assam, police said on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mizoram enacts NRC-style bill to check influx of illegals
Aizawl, Dec 6 (IANS) The Mizoram government led by Mizo National Front (MNF) has enacted an NRC-like regulation and sought the Union government's nod to detect foreigners and curb infiltration into the northeastern state bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Defence/Security
Demi Lovato denies breaking sobriety with margaritas, weed
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato is still sober, 16 months after she was rushed to hospital due to suspected drug overdose.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Why iPhone 11 Pro seems to share location against user setting
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Dismissing reports that iPhone 11 Pro continuously collects and transmits its users location data even when the user has blocked it from doing so, Apple has said that the confusion arose because of its ultra wideband technology.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Make Smith director, Boucher coach: Pietersen suggests to CSA
Johannesburg, Dec 6 (IANS) Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen gave suggestions to resolve the impasse that South African cricket presently finds itself in. Pietersen, who was born and brought up in South Africa, said that former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith should be director of cricket while former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher can be head coach.
2019-12-06
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Nirbhaya case: MHA for rejecting convict's mercy plea
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended that the President reject the mercy petition filed by one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, sources said on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Instant justice apart, Delhi Telugus want tougher laws on rape
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The killing of four alleged rapists by Telangana police in an 'encounter' in the early hours of Friday has evoked mixed reactions from members of the Telugu community living here. While many expressed support for the apparently swift 'justice' meted out by the police, there were others who called for the rule of law to prevail.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Delimitation in J&K by month-end: BJP
Srinagar, Dec 6 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir administration is setting up a commission to start the process of delimitation in the newly-created Union Territory by December-end or early next month.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Investors bat for value addition to farm produce in Punjab
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 6 (IANS) Leading players in the agro industry on Friday batted for providing value addition to the agricultural produce of farmers in Punjab in order to ensure remunerative returns for them.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
'Unwell' Balakrishnan to stay as CPI-M's Kerala Secretary
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 (IANS) The much-awaited state secretariat meeting of the CPI-M that took place here on Friday decided that "unwell" state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan will continue in his post for the time being.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Uncertainty of industry used to bother me: Rasika Dugal
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal is on a roll with back to back good projects coming her way. Be it "Mirzapur" or "Hamid" or "Delhi Crime" or the latest "Out of Love", the 34-year-old has made her presence felt with strong acting skills over the years.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haryana to start special buses for women
Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) To ensure safety of women, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday issued direction to start special buses for them on a pilot basis in Ambala, Panchkula, Yamunanagar, Karnal and Kurukshetra districts.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Rights groups slam 'extra-judicial killing' of rape accused
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Slamming Telangana Police for the "extra-judicial killings" of four accused in gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian, human rights groups on Friday demanded that the policemen involved be booked on charges of murder.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ordnance factories unable to meet army's ammunition demand: CAG
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The ordnance factories, which supply around 80 per cent of its total production items to Indian Army, are unable to meet significant quantity of army's demand for some principal ammunition thus adversely affecting their operational preparedness, exposes Comptroller And Auditor General (CAG) in its report on (Defence Services) Ordnance Factories presented in the Parliament on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Medical college scam: CBI raids in Lucknow, Delhi
Lucknow/New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The CBI on Friday carried out searches at seven locations in Lucknow and New Delhi in connection with the probe into irregularities in admissions in a private medical college.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana to rejuvenate 1,800 ponds in one year
Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said that the state has over 16,000 ponds and in the first phase 1,800 of them would be rejuvenated within a year.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Priyanka slams Sakshi for wishing Unnao rape accused
New Delhi/Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed BJP MP from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj, for wishing MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of rape on his birthday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP seeks apology from Congress's Prathapan, Kuriakose for threatening Irani
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) BJP members on Friday sought unconditional apology and suspension of Congress members T.N. Prathapan and Dean Kuriakose accusing them of showing threatening physical posture against Union Minister Smriti Irani after she spoke on brutal attack on a rape survivor in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
India provides Lines of Credit for drinking water, solar to Guinea
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) India has signed agreements for providing over $190 million in Lines of Credit for strengthening the drinking water and electricity supply and for solar projects in the West African nation of Guinea.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Differences in Congress over Hyderabad encounter
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Congress leader and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi has come out in support of the Hyderabad police action in shooting dead the four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor while senior leader P. Chidambaram demanded a thorough probe.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
All 4 Hyderabad rape, murder case accused killed in 'encounter' (3rd Lead)
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Ten days after the brutal gang rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad, police on Friday shot dead all the four accused in an alleged exchange of fire near Shadnagar town of Telangana's Ranga Reddy district.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India gets an animated hip-hop artiste Rhyme Rapper
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Rhyme Rapper, an animated hip-hop artiste, has been created for "pre-schoolers" up to the age of 8.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
What's in a name? Ask owners of these Indian eateries
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) "What's in a name...?" asked the Bard of Avon a long time ago. Certainly a lot, if one comes across creativity -- or dirty minds -- that has gone into naming certain eateries and restaurants across India.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Look beyond Dhawan, back KL as T20I opener: Srikkanth
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Former India opener Kris Srikkanth believes that it's high time Virat Kohli looks beyond Shikhar Dhawan as an opener in T20Is as the left-handed batsman hasn't been able to provide the team with the firepower required at the top of the order in the shortest format of the game.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Neha Joshi: I've always been experimental at heart
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Marathi actress Neha Joshi, who will play Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's mother Bhimabai in the Hindi TV show "Ek Mahanayak- Dr. B.R Ambedkar", says she has always been experimental at heart and never felt the "typecast pressure".
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Regional languages to drive creators in 2020: YouTube India
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube, which has more than 265 million monthly active users in India, will focus on regional languages to drive the growth of creators on the platform in 2020, a top company executive has said.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Tributes pour in for Ambedkar on death anniversary
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The nation on Friday paid homage to the architect of Indian Constitution Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 64th death anniversary. Since Ambedkar's death on this day in 1956, Mahaparinirvan Diwas is observed every year to pay tributes to the Bharat Ratna awardee.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Uncertainty of industry used to bother me, says Rasika Dugal
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal is on a roll with back to back good projects coming her way. Be it "Mirzapur" or "Hamid" or "Delhi Crime" or the latest "Out of Love", the 39-year-old has made her presence felt with strong acting skills over the years.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka holds marathon meetings with UP Congress leaders
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, began brain storming sessions with various groups of party leaders at the UPCC headquarters here on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP leaders differ on Hyderabad encounter
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The question of legitimacy in the Hyderabad encounter in which four accused were shot dead by the Telangana police appears to be dividing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) camp.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
#YouTubeRewind: Videos, people, music that defined 2019
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) YouTube just dropped its annual year-in-review video, called "Rewind 2019: For the Record," which is a summary of all the pop culture, news and showbiz trends from the past 12 months.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Liam Payne to spend Christmas with Cheryl Cole, son
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) One Direction star Liam Payne and his former wife Cheryl Cole will be reuniting for Christmas so they can hang out with their two-year-old son, Bear.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hyd police took right step: Odisha minister on 'encounter'
Bhubaneswar, Dec 6 (IANS) Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Friday said the police took the right step over the alleged 'encounter' of the four accused in the Hyderabad gang-rape and murder case.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab CM seeks investment by Japanese companies
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged the Japanese Ambassador to India, Satoshi Suzuki, to impress upon companies in his country to set up ventures in the upcoming mega industrial parks at Rajpura and Bathinda.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics
US charges Russians over banking fraud scheme
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Two Russian nationals have been indicted in the US for allegedly running international computer hacking and bank fraud schemes for over a decade.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vidyut Jammwal: Controversies are part and parcel of film industry
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Actor Vidyut Jammwal has reacted on the storm over his recently-released film "Commando 3", by saying that controversies are part and parcel of the film industry. Vidyut added saying that makers of the film didnt intended to hurt peoples sentiment with the particular scene that has raised objections from certain sectors.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Concerned about Pandya, Bumrah's injuries: Amarnath
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Former India all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath has expressed concern over the injuries that all-rounder Hardik Pandya and ace fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah are suffering from. The 1983 World Cup hero said that back injuries are always difficult to come back from for any bowler.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
China announces tariff rollback for US soy, pork
Beijing, Dec 6 (IANS) China on Friday said it was withdrawing tariffs on soybeans and pork imported from the US amid talks to conclude the first phase of a deal to de-escalate an ongoing trade war between the two largest economies.
2019-12-06
Category: International, China,Politics
Brief amount of farmers' loan was waived in MP, Raj, Punjab
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The governments of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab have not waived off the entire amount of farmers' loan as announced by them, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
India Inc. watches as Maha govt reviews 'mega-infra projects'
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Maharashtra government's decision to 'review' all major infrastructure projects in view of a major financial crisis suffocating the state has sent shockwaves in India Inc., though nobody has commented openly so far in the country's commercial capital.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
NHRC takes cognisance of 'encounter' of Hyd rape accused
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday took suo motu cognisance of the alleged 'encounter', based on media reports, of the four accused arrested by the police in the gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Panipat' debutant Sahil Salathia thrilled to work with Gowariker
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Model-turned-actor Sahil Salathia, who makes his Bollywood debut in Ashutosh Gowarikers "Panipat", feels historical movies will help the next generation learn more about history and make them be proud of our nation.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP police counters Mayawati's 'jungle raj' remark
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh police, on Friday, took to Twitter to counter the allegation made by Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati that the state is in a state of 'jungle raj'.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Maruti Suzuki recalls 63,493 units of Ciaz, Ertiga, XL6
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki on Friday announced to recall 63,493 units of 'petrol smart hybrid' variants of Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 models due to a likely issue with their motor generator units (MGU).
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Papon: Remixes go wrong if you haven't lived the original song
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Singer Angaraag Mahanta -- or Papon, as he is popularly known -- says people who make remixes "ride on a popular song to become popular". He believes that a remix can go wrong if the person creating it has not lived the original song.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala's IT major UST Global to expand workforce to 10,000
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 (IANS) Kerala's biggest IT employer UST Global on Friday announced to expand its workforce in the state to 10,000, said an official.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Vijay Kumar appointed MHA security advisor on J&K
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Retired IPS officer K. Vijay Kumar has been appointed as senior security advisor in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Rise in phone-related injuries linked to iphone, Pokemon Go
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Cell phones are really hurting people badly as researchers have found that head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise - and correlates with the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and release of Pokemon Go in 2016.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
MPs in LS unanimously seek tough action in gang rape cases
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Unnao, Malda and Hyderabad rape cases reverberated in the Lok Sabha on Friday with parliamentarians cutting across party lines unanimously demanding a strict law to deal with such gruesome crimes and expedite the legal procedures to avert attacks on the victims.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Will take Pant 15 years to achieve what Dhoni achieved: Ganguly
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has been under quite some pressure in recent times after he failed to perform to potential. But former India skipper and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has backed the youngster and said that Pant should learn from all the criticism, including the chants of "Dhoni, Dhoni" and find a way forward.
2019-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
44 pesticides banned for import, manufacture, sale: Tomar
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Till now 44 pesticides have been banned for import, manufacture and sale, two pesticide formulations have been restricted to be manufactured for export only and eight pesticides have been withdrawn and are no longer in use in agriculture, said Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Inside Edge 2' is every bit as engrossing as season 1 (Review; Rating: * * * & 1/2)
"Inside Edge 2" (Amazon Video series) Cast: Angad Bedi, Richa Chadha, Tanuj Virmani, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vivek Oberoi; Created by: Karan Anshuman; Rating: * * * & 1/2 (three and a half stars)
2019-12-06
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa's susegado attitude cause of onion price rise: CM
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) Goa's susegado attitude which has led landowners to give up on farming, is one of the reasons why prices of onions have reached sky high, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ecuador denies granting asylum, land to Nithyananda
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Ecuadorian government has denied that it has granted asylum to self-styled Indian godman Nithyananda, wanted in India for alleged rape and abduction, or helped him purchase any land in the South American country.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Pak Hindu student committed suicide: Judicial panel
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) A Pakistani Hindu medical student who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room in September, committed suicide, a Judicial Commission probing the case said on Friday, while ruling out murder.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Rahul visits family of girl who died of snakebite in Wayanad
Wayanad (Kerala) Dec 6 (IANS) Wayanad Lok Sabha member Rahul Gandhi on Friday assured his electorate here of better health care facilities after a girl died of snakebite in his constituency last month.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Worrying, people losing faith in justice system: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the way people are cheering the encounter killing of the four accused in the gang rape and murder case of a Hyderabad veterinarian, shows that they have lost faith in the criminal justice system and investigating agencies and called it a matter of concern.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
From baby bowler to world-beater - MI's b'day wish for Bumrah
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The comments made by former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq for Jasprit Bumrah wherein he termed the Indian pacer as a "baby bowler" created quite a stir on social media.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Of India's tech hiccups, understanding consumer revolution, celebrating triumphs of Indian sportswomen (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Read about how India's political leaders have manipulated advances in technology; consider the core anxiety of consumers as the world begins to go through rapid and disruptive change; and finally, an ode to Indian sportswomen who have put India on the global map.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Domestic abuse victims twice at risk of long-term illnesses
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk of developing long-term illnesses that cause widespread bodily pain and extreme tiredness, a new study suggests.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Lot of opposition are scared of West Indies in T20I format: Lara
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) West Indies start their three-match T20I campaign against India in Hyderabad on Friday and the legendary Brian Lara feels that the team must look to return a better team after the tour even if they don't manage to win the limited-overs series.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sakshi faces flak for b'day wishes to Kuldeep Sengar
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) On the day when a rape survivor was set ablaze in Unnao, the BJP Member of Parliament Sakshi Maharaj took to Twitter to wish rape accused MLA Kuldeep Sengar on his birthday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Briton revived after six-hour cardiac arrest
London, Dec 6 (IANS) A British woman whose heart stopped beating for six hours has been brought back to life in what doctors have described as an "exceptional case", it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Harry Styles, Niall Horan unveil new music on same night
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Former One Direction bandmates Harry Styles and Niall Horan dropped new music on the same night.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Shocked families of slain accused question police action
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The killing of the four accused in the Hyderabad veterinarian's gang-rape and murder has shocked their families, who questioned the police action of gunning them down in an 'encounter' even before a trial.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tom Holland's not-completely-sober call with Disney CEO
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Actor Tom Holland has revealed drunken and emotional call with Disney CEO Bob Iger that may have saved "Spider-Man".
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SpaceX spacecraft with 'mighty mice' launches to space station
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) SpaceX has launched a Dragon spacecraft with more than 2,585 kg of NASA cargo and science investigations, including studies of malting barley in microgravity, the spread of fire, and a group of 40 genetically enhanced "mighty mice" to study bone and muscle loss.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Johnson, Corbyn set for head-to-head TV clash
London, Dec 6 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will go head-to-head in a live BBC debate on Friday, for the final time ahead of the December 12 general election.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Dhanush, Sai Pallavi's 'Rowdy baby' tops YouTube list in India
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) "Rowdy baby", featuring actors Dhanush and Sai Pallavi, is YouTube's top trending music video in India. The song is a part of the soundtrack of the Tamil film "Maari 2".
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
One detained for organising missionary event in UP
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 6 (IANS) One person was detained for organising a Christian missionary event in Etawah district without any official permission for the same.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
PVL row: Setback to VFI as Madras HC orders status quo
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) In a setback to the Volleyball Federation of India, the Madras High Court, acting upon the injunction application by Baseline Ventures, has ordered a status quo ahead of the second edition of the Pro Volleyball League and given two weeks for the two parties to come to an amicable solution.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Uber's safety review has thousands of sexual assault reports
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Ride-hailing giant Uber has released its first safety review which contains thousands of sexual assault reports. The company has also revealed the changes it was making to make rides safer for its passengers and drivers.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Smriti Irani slams opposition for politicising rape
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Friday came out heavily on the Opposition in Parliament, accusing them of politicising rape.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
After re-election victory, Mauritius PM meets Modi
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, on a private visit to India days after his re-election, on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Hernan Crespo to be event ambassador for Kolkata 25K
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, the only 25km IAAF silver label race in the world, is set to bring home the ace marksman and three-time world cupper from Argentina, Hernan Jorge Crespo, as its International Event Ambassador.
2019-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Athletics
Woman shot in face after she stops dancing at wedding
Chitrakoot (UP), Dec 6 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a case of a woman being shot in the face after she stopped dancing at a wedding has come to light.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Domestic production of edible oils inadequate: Paswan
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The domestic production of edible oils is not adequate to meet their demand in India and the gap between demand and production of edible oils is met through imports, said Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ramvilas Paswan on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
R. Kelly faces graft charge over 1994 marriage to Aaliyah
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Singer R. Kelly has been charged with bribing a government official in order to get a fraudulent identification document to marry an under-age girl in 1994.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Time-restricted eating benefits those at risk for diabetes
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Researchers have found that people who are at high risk of developing diabetes improved their health when they consumed all of their meals over a span of just 10 hours, or less over a period of 12 weeks.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vodafone Idea to shut if it doesn't get relief: Birla
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The country's largest telecom operator will shut its business and move towards insolvency if it does not get any relief regarding the over Rs 40,000 crore adjusted gross revenue-based (AGR) dues it has to pay the Department of Telecom, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Vodafone Idea, said on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy