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Students who join colleges outside Delhi to get guarantee-free loans
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that guarantee-free education loans, up to Rs 10 lakh, will be extended to students who join colleges outside the city state.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
LF, Congress protest in Bengal assembly over police 'brutalities'
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Left Front and Congress lawmakers on Tuesday raised slogans against the West Bengal government in the state assembly to protest the police assault on Left activists during a political programme a day ago.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Woman arrested for strangling husband
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A 37-year-old woman, who hatched a plot with her occultist paramour to eliminate her husband, has been arrested, police said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Religion does not divide society on caste basis: Dalai Lama
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) True religion never divided a society on caste basis but denying social justice to the deprived was due to the feudal system, said Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
'Kailash Mansarovar Bhawan' to be built in Ghaziabad
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for transfer of land in Ghaziabad for construction of a Kailash Mansoravar Bhawan, to be used those undertaking the annual pilgrimage, an official said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Journalists across West Bengal protest 'police brutalities'
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Seething with anger, journalists protested across West Bengal on Tuesday against police "brutalities" on them while covering the march to secretariat programme of the Left parties.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics
Peter England gets KVIC approval to come up with Khadi range
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd and the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Tuesday announced a strategic collaboration under which the fashion brand will develop an exclusive product line branded as 'Khadi by Peter England.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
21 pilgrims from MP killed in Uttarakhand bus accident
Indore, May 23 (IANS) At least 21 pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh's Indore district were killed and six others injured when their bus plunged in a gorge in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi on Tuesday, officials here said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump reaches Rome to meet Italy, Vatican leaders
Rome, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump arrived in Rome on Tuesday for meetings with Italian leaders and Pope Francis in Vatican City.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian techies forming union to protect jobs amid layoffs
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Hundreds of Indian techies working as software engineers or providing back office services to global firms are setting up a pan-India trade union to protect their jobs amid layoffs by many IT firms, including Infosys, Wipro, Tech Mahindra and Cognizant, said a functionary of a employees forum on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Canada expresses regret after India takes up entry denial to ex-policeman
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Canada on Tuesday expressed regret over denial of entry to a retired Indian police officer on the ground that the Indian government engages in "terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide" after India took up the matter.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Become fidayeen to counter Pakistan, former army chief tells cow vigilantes
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Calling for building up non-state actors to crush Pakistan's export of terror to India, a former Indian army chief on Tuesday asked cow vigilantes to stop their mindless atrocities on their countrymen and don the role of 'fidayeen' if they have the guts.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Kejriwal lauds Army for destroying Pakistani posts
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday praised the Indian Army for destroying Pakistan Army's posts across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pope Francis deplores 'barbaric' Manchester bombing
Vatican City, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Tuesday deplored the deadly terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena which was claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, calling the bombing a "barbaric" and "senseless act of violence".
2017-05-23
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Terrorism,Diplomacy
G7 leaders to mull anti-terror cooperation, says Italian PM
Rome, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Counter-terrorism cooperation will be high on the agenda at this week's G7 summit in Italy's Taormina, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday after the deadly attack in Britain's Manchester.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Serial rape accuser lands up in police net in Amritsar
Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 23 (IANS) A young woman, who claimed to be an IT professional, has been arrested in Punjab's Amritsar city after her latest complaint of having being raped by a hotel executive turned out to be false, police said on Tuesday. The woman has been booked for extortion.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Focus should be on GST's relentless implementation: Crisil
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The government should focus on relentless implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) because in most cases, implementation of the indirect tax remains a challenge, research firm Crisil's Chief Economist D.K. Joshi said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Griezmann drops hint he could leave Atletico Madrid
Madrid, May 23 (IANS) Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has dropped two major hints that he is preparing to leave the Spanish football club this summer.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
UP to appoint vigilance officer to check graft in health department
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that it will appoint a chief vigilance officer in health department with an aim to minimise corruption. The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Health Minister Siddharthnath Singh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian activists lend support to striking Palestinian prisoners
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A group of activists on Tuesday expressed solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israel who are on a hunger strike since April 17.
2017-05-23
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Zambia's FA cancels Ethiopia friendly match
Lusaka, May 23 (IANS) Zambia's football governing body on Tuesday announced the cancellation of a friendly game against Ethiopia which was scheduled for Saturday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Over 40,000 register online for DU admissions
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) More than 40,000 candidates have registered online for admissions to undergraduate courses at Delhi University (DU) since Monday, the varsity announced on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Celebrities pay rich tribute to Roger Moore
Bern, May 23 (IANS) Tributes are pouring in from celebrities across the globe for former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore, who died after a short but brave battle with cancer, his family said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz
Neutral venues concept has no takers among Ranji captains, coaches
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) concept of playing the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues received a thumbs down from most quarters at the captains' and coaches' meeting here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Terror hits Britain: 22 killed in concert bombing claimed by IS
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) In one of the worst terror attacks in Britain, 22 persons were killed in a suicide blast at a concert in Manchester city on Monday night. The Islamic State claimed the attack and evoked strong reactions across the world.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Citrix digital workplace services to address growing cyber threats
Orlando (Florida) May 23 (IANS) Aiming to make governments and enterprises more secure in the wake of the recent global 'WannaCrypt" ransomware attack, leading IT company Citrix on Tuesday announced new secure digital workspace offerings.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian cricket team to watch 'Sachin...' together
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will be coming together to watch the special screening of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's biography "Sachin: A Billion Dreams".
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Cinema/Showbiz
75th Safe water station opened in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) Safe Water Network and Honeywell India on Tuesday launched their 75th water station, providing safe water access to more than 200,000 people in Telangana districts affected by groundwater contamination, including from fluorides.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
AAP wins Maujpur, Congress Sarai Pipal Thala in MCD by-polls
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The AAP won the east Delhis Maujpur ward while the Congress bagged Sarai Pipal Thala in the municipal corporation by-polls, the results for which were declared by the Delhi Sate Election Commission on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In crackdown in Ghaziabad, five held; weapons, mobiles seized
Ghaziabad, May 23 (IANS) The Ghaziabad police on Tuesday said five persons have been arrested for their involvement in robberies and burglaries and 21 mobile phones, a pistol, three knives, and three motorcycles have been seized from them.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youngsters Suraj, Jaideep hit jackpot in kabaddi auction
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Promising raider Suraj Desai emerged the most expensive buy on the second day of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction, which saw the players under Categories C and D going under the hammer here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
A 'Bonded' career: Roger Moore as 007 and more (Tribute)
With his suave, debonair mien including the incredulous raised eyebrow, his refined accent and smooth voice, he was a natural choice to portray the world's most famous British spy after the first actor gave up. Despite a phobia of firearms, fear of heights and disliking getting wet, Sir Roger Moore would go on to appear the most - seven times - as James Bond, which completely overshadowed the rest of his long acting career.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Opinion/Commentary
11EVEN Sports launch new TT league
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) 11EVEN Sports (ESPL), a company formed exclusively to promote table tennis in India, on Tuesday announced the launch of its new franchise league 'Ultimate Ping Pong (UPP) with support from Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI).
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Tata Sons names Shuva Mandal as Group General Counsel
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Tata Sons on Tuesday announced the appointment of Shuva Mandal as its new Group General Counsel with effect from July.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Adityanath government failed to maintain law and order: Akhilesh
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday renewed his attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in the state and said it has failed to maintain law and order in the state.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near Indo-China border (Third Lead)
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing from near the Indo-China border in Assam on Tuesday morning. A search has been launched to trace the aircraft and pilots.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Telugu actor booked for derogatory comments about women
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad on Tuesday booked veteran Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao for allegedly making derogatory comments about women.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Climate action will boost economic output: OECD
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Tagging the growth and climate agenda together, rather than treating climate as a separate issue, could lift 2050 economic output by up to 2.8 percent, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Maharashtra protests Karnataka Minister's 'threat' to Belgaum leaders
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Tuesday lodged a formal protest with the Karnataka government taking objection to certain "threatening remarks" made by a cabinet minister against elected leaders from the disputed areas of Belgaum and surroundings.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India thump Nepal 90-44 in South Asian basketball
Maldives, May 23 (IANS) Continuing their winning spree, India defeated Nepal 90-44 in the fifth edition of the South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship and completed a historic five-peat here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Maldives,Sports,Other Sports
New trains from Hubballi for Varanasi, Mysuru flagged off
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday flagged off a weekly train between Hubballi in Karnataka and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and a daily train between Hubballi and Mysuru through video conferencing here.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Prachanda defers resignation as PM, adds to political uncertainty
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Tuesday deferred his planned resignation from the top post, adding to political uncertainties in Kathmandu.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Modi says Africa a top priority, pitches for Asia-Africa growth corridor (Roundup)
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Africa was a top priority for his government's foreign and economic policy and pitched for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor with the support of Japan.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
One killed, two injured in Kolkata accidents
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) A motorcyclist was killed and two others were seriously injured in two road accidents in the city, police said on Tuesday. A car driver has been arrested in one of the cases.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will bar companies from countries that bar Indian firms: Goyal
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Companies from countries that do not allow Indian firms to do business will not be permitted to come to India, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Surge in dehydration, diarrhoea patients in Delhi hospitals
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) As the national capital continues to sweat, many hospitals are witnessing a rise in heat stroke, diarrhoea and dehydration cases, doctors said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NDA provided graft-gree governance in three years: Amit Shah
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah said on Tuesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA has provided corruption-free and transparent governance in the country during the last three years.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Bollywood celebrities pledge to plant trees
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) A group of Bollywood celebrities including Sunny Leone, Arjun Rampal, Pooja Batra, Arshad Warsi among others gathered on Tuesday for a tree plantation drive to protect the environment of Mumbai city.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Travel firm employee turns approver in MP's LTC fraud case
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday allowed an employee of a travel firm to turn approver in a case involving an alleged Rs 14 lakh fradulent Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claimed by Rajya Sabha member Anil Kumar Sahani in 2012.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA sentences 3 to life in Assam terror funding case
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency court here on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment three convicts of the Dima Hasao terror funding case and awarded eight to 12 years' imprisonment to 11 others convicted in the case.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' declared tax-free in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 23 (IANS) The upcoming biopic on cricket legend and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar -- "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" -- has been declared tax-free by the Odisha government.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports,Business/Economy
Trump asked 2 US intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump asked two of the nations top intelligence officials to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, officials said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kejriwal directs 100% availability of medicines in Delhi government hospitals
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) After the Delhi government's review report revealed that less than 50 per cent medicines are available at some of its hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty to immediately ensure 100 per cent availability of medicines in government hospitals.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Citrix rolls out new secure digital workplace services
Orlando (Florida) May 23 (IANS) Aiming to make enterprises more secure in the wake of the recent global 'WannaCrypt" ransomware attack, leading IT company Citrix on Tuesday announced new secure digital workspace offerings.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Technology
Art carnival by students to globalise Indian art (Lead, correcting spelling in paras 2, 5 & 8)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) An art carnival being organised by students here aims to globalise Indian art by bringing back the essence of the old classical art form in modern and contemporary art.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Dangal' is highest-earning non-Hollywood movie in China
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) Aamir Khan's "Dangal" has created history by becoming the first highest-earning non-Hollywood film in China.
2017-05-23
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Not embarrassed by ICJ ruling on Jadhav: Pakistan
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday said that it is not embarrassed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on alleged espionage charges, and that consular access will be provided to him on the basis of merit.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Two Moroccans with links to IS held in Madrid
Madrid, May 23 (IANS/MAP) Two persons suspected of belonging to a jihadist cell with links to Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were arrested here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Delhi HC disallows CBSE to scrap moderation policy this year
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) In a major relief to students who appeared for Classes 10 and 12 exams, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the CBSE not to implement its decision to scrap its moderation policy this year.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
In a first, drones to monitor Malegaon civic polls
Nashik (Maharashtra), May 23 (IANS) In a first in Maharashtra elections, drones will be deployed as the eye in the sky to monitor the Malegaon Municipal Corporation elections on Wednesday, a top official said here.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Punjab CM hails honour to Army Major Gogoi
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) After supporting Army Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi for tying a man on a jeep bonnet in Kashmir to "avoid civilian casualties", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday welcomed the Army decision to honour the officer.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
AISA members accuses ABVP of assault on DU campus
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Three students associated with All India Students Association (AISA) on Tuesday accused members of the rival Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) of attacking them during the 'Open Day' in Delhi University.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Court seizes Tytler's passport, directs CBI to take action
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday seized Congress leader Jagdish Tytler's passport and directed the CBI for appropriate action after it was revealed that he gave false information during its renewal that no criminal case is pending against him.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India beat Indonesia 4-1 in Sudirman Cup
Gold Coast (Australia), May 23 (IANS) Putting aside their dismal performance in their first tie, India defeated Indonesia 4-1 in a do-or-die encounter of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Modi pushes for Asia-Africa growth corridor with Japan
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pushed for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor which involves India and Japan and said research institutions of the two countries have come up with a vision document to explore joint initiatives in skills, health, infrastructure, manufacturing and connectivity in Africa.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
May slams 'callous' Manchester attack as 'appalling sickening cowardice'
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday condemned the "senseless" terrorist atrocity in Manchester and said that the suicide bombing at a concert attended by children showed "appalling sickening cowardice" and was one of the worst the country had suffered.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Education should impart values in students: President
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said education does not mean imparting information but is about values to be imbibed by the students.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Education
Government to issue policy on Strategic Partnership model: Bhamre
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre on Tuesday said the government will soon issue a policy on the Strategic Partnership model for pushing private sector involvement in defence manufacturing.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Giro d'Italia pays homage to Hayden, Viellehner, Manchester victims
Rome, May 23 (IANS) Cyclists taking part in Giro d'Italia observed a moment of silence on Tuesday in homage to American motorcyclist Nicky Hayden, Germany's triathlete Julia Viellehner and the 22 people who were killed in the Manchester attack in Britain.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Ensure water for blackbucks, NGT tells Haryana government
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday asked the Haryana government to ensure drinking water for the blackbucks in the state's Fatehabad disitrct.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Three soldiers of Nepal origin to be cremated in Himachal
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) Three Indian Army soldiers of Nepal origin, who were killed in a gunbattle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir, will be cremated in an army cantonment in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Kvitova ready for Wimbledon, but undecided on French Open
Prague, May 23 (IANS) Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova, who sustained serious injuries to her racket-holding left hand in a knife attack in December, is ready to play at Wimbledon but will make a last-minute decision on whether to participate in the French Open, according to her spokesman Karel Tejkal on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
Congress welcomes army's 'punitive assault' on LoC
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday welcomed the action by the Indian Army of decimating military posts along the Line of Control, but questioned the "big mouth" BJP government on alleged inaction in stopping infiltration.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
'James Bond' star Roger Moore dead
Bern, May 23 (IANS) Former "James Bond" star Roger Moore, known for his swashbuckling looks and piercing gaze, has died after a short but brave battle with cancer, his family said. He was 89.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's market attracting global biggies like Apple: IT Minister
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) With iPhone maker Apple's manufacturing process already underway at its Bengaluru facility, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said it is the country's market that is pulling world's giant companies.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Carla Suarez in Strasbourg tennis quarters
Paris, May 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez, seeded No. 4, on Tuesday defeated American Christina McHale 6-4, 6-1 and is through to the Strasbourg quarter-finals here.
2017-05-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Controversial godman Chandraswami dead
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Controversial godman Chandraswami, who wielded considerable clout in the corridors of power here and some capitals abroad in the 80s and 90s, died here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three years' achievements better than 30 years: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said the three years' achievements of his ministry are better than the previous 30 years.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Amnesty frowns upon award to Major in 'human shield' incident
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) Rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday awarding a soldier who tied a Kashmiri man to jeep shows disdain for human rights.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Convert your analogue text into digital with Portronics Electropen 4
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Portable digital solutions provider Portronics on Tuesday launched "Electropen 4", a smart digital pen that lets you write on paper and then converts the text to digital for editing on a smartphone or computer.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Gadkari's 'mard' comment insulting to his women cabinet colleagues: Congress
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) The Congress has objected to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's macho assertion last week, where the senior BJP leader said he is a 'mard' (man) and openly put together the political jigsaw to form a government in Goa in March.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Organic bio-product for soil improvement launched
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Insecticides (India) Ltd, an agro-chemical manufacturing company, on Tuesday launched 'Kayakalp' bio-product, which acts as a natural catalyser to improve the soil's organic capacity and strengthen its nutrient value.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tamil Nadu CM to meet Modi on Wednesday
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday to discuss several issues, including the political situation in the southern state.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
First human ancestors evolved in Europe, not in Africa: Study
Toronto, May 23 (IANS) Based on an analysis of 7.2-million-year-old fossil remains, a new study claims that the split of the common lineage of great apes and humans probably occurred in Europe and not -- as customarily assumed -- in Africa.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech
Bengal ruling party trying to revitalise CPI-M: BJP
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday described the police baton charge on Left Front supporters as the ruling Trinamool Congress's "special efforts to supply oxygen to the (LF spearhead) CPI-M".
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Delhi HC stays CBSE decision to scrap moderation policy
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Affording huge relief to students who appeared for Class 10 and 12 exams, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the CBSE not to implement its decision to scrap its moderation policy this year.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
I used human shield to save more lives: Major Gogoi
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi, the Indian Army officer who used a Kashmiri man as human shield on his jeep to thwart a stone-pelting mob, on Tuesday said he did that to "save more lives".
2017-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Inward-looking policies can take away globalisation's gains: Jaitley
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) The "inward-looking" policies of some advanced countries pose danger of frittering away the gains of globalisation and raise possibility of disrupting the global economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Jindal summoned as CBI files another charge sheet in coal case
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A Delhi court issued summons after the CBI on Tuesday filed another charge sheet against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and five others, including a company, in connection with alleged irregularities in the Urtan North coal block allocation in Madhya Pradesh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NHRC seeks report over 'Maoist child soldiers'
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sought a report from the Jharkhand government over children being abducted and recruited as Maoist cadres.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India beat Indonesia 4-1 in Sudirman Cup
Gold Coast, May 23 (IANS) Putting aside their dismal performance in their first tie, India defeated Indonesia 4-1 in a do or die encounter of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Asia/Oceania representatives discuss measures to tackle doping
Hangzhou (China), May 23 (IANS) Maintaining a zero tolerence policy on doping, government representatives from Asia and Oceania joined hands here to discuss ways to boost international cooperation against doping in sports.
2017-05-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Damaged Pakistani military posts in punitive fire assault: India
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Eight months after the surgical strikes on terror-launch pads, the Indian Army on Tuesday said it damaged several Pakistani military posts with heavy artillery firing in a "very recent" punitive assault along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its pre-emptive and pro-active strategy to curb cross-border militant incursion.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jadhav is alive: Pakistani envoy
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Tuesday said that Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on alleged espionage charges, is alive.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
IS claims responsibility for Manchester bombing, warns of more attacks
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester bombing, saying a "soldier of the Caliphate" carried out the blast that tore through a crowd of fans at an Ariana Grande pop concert, killing 22 persons, a US terror-tracking organisation said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Indian 'mentor' plans 78-day road trip in US to boost trade
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) An Ahmedabad-based management consultant will embark on a 78-day road trip across the United States next month to encourage growth in US-India trade, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rajinikanth's fans protest opposition to his political entry
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Fans of superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday held a rally here, condemning a fringe Tamil outfit opposing the actor's hint that he may join politics.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Six injured in clash in UP village after Mayawati's visit
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) At least six persons were injured, one of them from gunshots, as caste tension flared again in Shabbirpur village and surrounding areas in Saharanpur district after BSP supremo Mayawati's visit.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICC to review security post Manchester attack
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday said it will review the security for the upcoming Champions Trophy and the Women's World Cup in the England and Wales following a terror attack in Manchester which killed 22 people.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
3.3-million-year-old fossil unravels origins of human spine
New York, May 23 (IANS) An analysis of a 3.3 million years old fossil skeleton has revealed portions of the human spinal structure that enable efficient walking motions were established much earlier than previously thought.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
6-year-old with critical heart ailment saved after surgery
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) A six-year-old farmer's son from Aurangabad, suffering from a complex heart defect, was saved after surgery at the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital & Research Centre here, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Government supports Army action along LoC: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government supported the action taken by Indian Army along the LoC in striking Pakistan Army posts and it will bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
CBSE looking into Bengal's grievance over NEET: Official
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is looking into West Bengal government's complaint with the board over the discrepancy in the Bengali question paper for NEET, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Entry denial to retired police officer: India takes up matter with Canada
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India on Tuesday took up with Canada the matter of denial of entry to a retired Indian police officer on the ground that the Indian government engages in "terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide".
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Tata Motors revenue, profit down
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Indian automobile major Tata Motors Ltd on Tuesday reported a consolidated revenue of Rs 77,272 crore (net of excise) for the fourth quarter of last fiscal -- down from Rs 79,549 crore posted during the corresponding period of the previous year, the company said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Admissions in MGIMS post graduate courses through common counselling: SC
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to include the state's Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS) in the ongoing counselling for admissions in post graduate medical and diploma courses.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Health/Medicine
Art carnival by students to globalise Indian art
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) An art carnival being organised by students here aims to globalise Indian art by bringing back the essence of the old classical art form in modern and contemporary art.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Equity markets slip on selling pressure, healthcare stocks plunge (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian equity markets were on Tuesday pulled lower as a weak rupee coupled with caution ahead of derivatives expiry and heavy selling pressure witnessed in healthcare stocks suppressed investors' sentiments.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dekkho partners with Amazon for digital content
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Online video streaming platform Dekkho on Tuesday announced its partnership with Amazon to provide its content on Amazon Fire TV Stick.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
Worldwide smartphone sales grew over 9% in 2017 Q1
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturers performed well as 380 million mobile units were sold globally in the first quarter of 2017 -- a 9.1 per cent increase over the first quarter of 2016, market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near Indo-China border
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing from near the Indo-China border in Assam on Tuesday morning.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Q4 Gross Value Added growth in India to drop to 6.6%: D&B
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Weak investment activity, as reflected in the slow output growth in capital goods and infrastructure, is likely to depress Indian gross value added (GVA) growth to around 6.6 per cent in the fourth quarter ended March, US consultants Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru cop attempts suicide; poisons wife, 2 kids to death (Lead, Correcting name in Para 2)
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) A police constable was on Tuesday battling for life after attempting to commit suicide by consuming poisoned food along with his wife and two children, which turned fatal for them, police said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now tourists can enjoy snowy landscape of Rohtang Pass
Manali, May 23 (IANS) Tourists who are holidaying in the hills to escape the scorching heat of the plains can now enjoy the snowy landscape of the Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 13,050 feet in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Manchester football clubs pay tribute to Arena terror attack victims
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) Manchester United and City football clubs paid tribute on Tuesday to the victims of the terror attack that took place at the Manchester Arena.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football,Terrorism
Ariana Grande 'broken' after Manchester blast, suspends world tour
London, May 23 (IANS) American singer Ariana Grande said she is "broken" after a suicide terror attack hit a stadium in Manchester just as her concert ended, killing 22 persons including children, and has suspended her world tour in its wake. A string of showbiz celebrities from across the world condemned the attack.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Bengal Left, Congress MLAs seek governor's intervention to save democracy
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government of importing a "bouncer culture" in the state including in the assembly, a delegation of Left Front and Congress legislators on Tuesday met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and urged him to take necessary steps to protect the democratic and constitutional rights of the peoplee.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kashmiris angry over army chief's commendation for 'human shield' Major
Srinagar/New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Indian Army chief's commendation for an officer accused of using a local as a human shield belies the hope that justice would be done to victims of human rights abuses in Kashmir, many Kashmiris say.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
IS claims Manchester concert attack that killed 22
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb blast that tore through a crowd of fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in the Manchester Arena, killing 22 persons.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
60 tribal children rescued in Madhya Pradesh, 8 arrested
Bhopal, May 23 (IANS) Government Railway Police (GRP) have rescued 60 tribal children belonging to Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh who were allegedly being taken for religious conversion, police said on Tuesday. Eight persons have been arrested.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
20-25 lakh jobs will be created in IT sector in 4-5 years: Minister
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Denying the reports of a downturn in employment in the country's IT industry, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said in the coming four to five years, almost 20-25 lakh additional jobs will be created in the sector.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP accuses Lamba of 'obstructing' firefighting; AAP defends her
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) AAP legislator Alka Lamba courted controversy by climbing atop a firefighters' platform when a blaze broke out in the Chandni Chowk area late Monday night. The BJP filed a police complaint against her on Tuesday for "obstructing" the firefighters.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three years of Modi government a disaster in all spheres: CPI
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The CPI on Tuesday dubbed the three years of the Narendra Modi government as "disaster in all spheres", terming the regime a representation of corporate capital and the worst right-wing ideology.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED arrests CA of Lalu's daughter Misa
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday said it has arrested the chartered accountant of RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti in connection with an alleged money laundering case, an official said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru cop attempts suicide; poisons wife, 2 kids to death
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) A police constable was on Tuesday battling for life after attempting to commit suicide by consuming poisoned food along with his wife and two children, which turned fatal for them, police said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre plans to upgrade ship repairing facilities at 7 ports
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The Central government has identified ship repairing facilities of seven ports for upgradation into modern units in collaboration with the Cochin Shipyard, a top official said here.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Court seizes Tytler's passport, directs CBI to take action
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday seized the passport of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and directed the CBI to take action against him for giving false information that no criminal case is pending against him.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala to set up dog pounds in all 14 districts
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to set up dog pounds in each of the state's 14 districts to shelter stray dogs whose population in the coastal state is said to have touched 6.50 lakh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Nandita Das reveals first look of 'Manto' at Cannes
Cannes, May 23 (IANS) The first look of Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Manto", a biographical film based on Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, was launched at the ongoing 70th Cannes Film Festival here.
2017-05-23
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Premature babies at higher risk of heart failure
London, May 23 (IANS) Babies born prematurely run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, says a study.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Germany bats for EU-India free trade agreement
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit later this month for the biannual inter-governmental consultancies (IGC), Germany on Tuesday made a strong pitch for resuming negotiations for an EU-India free trade agreement (FTA) and reaffirmed its support for New Delhi's bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Goa to take up taxi fares issue next month
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) The Goa government will take up the contentious issue of fixing taxi fares in the coastal state in June, as an official on Tuesday ruled out being in touch with app-based Ola to restart its cab operations.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Manchester terror attack: No report of Indian casualty
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) There has been no report of any Indian casualty in Monday's terror attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora
BCom students to be roped in for Goa GST outreach exercise: Parrikar
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Students from the Commerce stream will be recruited by the Goa government to assist in filing of GST forms by traders, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Former FC Barcelona president arrested on money laundering charges
Madrid, May 23 (IANS) Former FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell was on Tuesday arrested as part of a Civil Guard anti-fraud operation, the Spanish press reports.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Juventus sign winger Cuadrado on permanent basis from Chelsea
Turin, May 23 (IANS) Italian football heavyweights Juventus have confirmed the permanent signing of loanee winger Juan Cuadrado from English Premier League champions Chelsea for 20 million euros ($22.4 million) in a three-year contract.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
22 killed as suicide bomber strikes pop gig in Manchester (Fifth Lead)
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) At least 22 persons, including children, were killed when a suicide bomb blast tore through a crowd of fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in the Manchester Arena, shocking the country and underlining the continued threat to European security. A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack, police said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indians love to watch drama: Netflix
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Indian audience is hooked to the drama genre with shows like "Suits" and "The Good Wife" having strong followers here, says a Netflix spokesperson.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Finance Secretary meets US investors to woo BFSI investments
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Indian Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa met major US-based funds and global institutional investors at a conference held in New York to woo investments into the country's Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Chelsea coach Conte named manager of the year by LMA
London, May 23 (IANS) Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was named Manager of the Year and English Premier League Manager of the Year after leading the London club to the league title, the League Managers' Association (LMA) announced on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
IS supporters exalt Manchester bombing
Rome, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Supporters of the Islamic State jihadist group have been using social media to praise the deadly suicide blast at the Manchester Arena on Monday, the US-based terrorism-tracking website SITE Intelligence said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Italy's politicians condemn Manchester attack, express solidarity
Rome, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian politicians on Tuesday tweeted solidarity with Britain over the suicide bombing at a concert venue in the northern city of Manchester that killed 22 people including children and injured around 60.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Terrorism,Diplomacy
China to address implementation of Paris Agreement
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) China will address the issues related to the implementation of the Paris Agreement to push forward global climate governance, the country's Special Representative on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua has said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Environment/Wildlife
Nagas in Arunachal seek Centre's intervention to set up autonomous council
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Naga community in Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre to intervene in the long-delayed matter of granting autonomous council status to Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts, so that these areas can see socio-economic development.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Manchester shopping centre evacuated, people seen running from area
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) Panic struck Manchester in northern England again on Tuesday morning following the evacuation of the Arndale Centre over a suspicious package.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't know why studios are avoiding interesting films: Ben Stiller
Cannes, May 23 (IANS) Actor Ben Stiller says nowadays film studios are not headed by people who appreciate creativity, and feels making money has become a bigger focus.
2017-05-23
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Escaping ethnic trouble, 280 Myanmar tribals seek shelter in Mizoram
Aizawl, May 23 (IANS) At least 280 people, mostly women and children, from Myanmar have taken shelter in two villages in Mizoram allegedly fearing ethnic trouble at home, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab CM assures farmers of early debt waiver
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured state farmers of early waiver of their debts and added that his government will not backtrack on its promise in this regard.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Centre plans to upgrade ship repairing at 7 ports
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The central government has identified ship repairing facilities of seven ports for upgradation into modern units in collaboration with Cochin Shipyard, a top official said here.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near China border
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A Sukhoi-30MKI multi-role fighter jet with two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots on board went missing on Tuesday near the border with China after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Dismayed by Class 10 results, Punjab CM orders action
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Taking a serious view of the poor Class 10 board examination results, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered the state education minister to prepare a blueprint to raising education standards in Punjab.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Punjab to treat absentee staff as 'deemed resigned'
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) The Punjab government has issued directions that employees absent from duty continuously for a year without leave will be considered as "deemed resigned", official sources said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
GST may not raise revenues 'significantly' in next few years: Fitch Ratings
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform, being touted as India's biggest reform that will come into effect from July 1, may not boost revenues "significantly" in the next few years, but can work in the medium term, said global rating agency Fitch Ratings.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Germany's Sane to miss Confed Cup due to nose surgery
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Winger Leroy Sane has pulled out of the German football squad that will take part in the Confederations Cup, starting from June 17, as the Manchester City player will undergo an operation on his nose, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
I won't play myself on-screen: Sushant
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who essayed the role of former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the big screen, says he does not want to play himself in films as that is not exciting enough for him.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HRD Ministry warns of action against erring B.Ed colleges
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Concerned over the standard of education in B.Ed colleges, the Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Tuesday warned that around 40 to 50 per cent of such institutes may lose affiliation/recognition in coming months.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Equity markets slip, healthcare stocks plunge
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian equity markets on Tuesday were pulled lower as a weak rupee, caution ahead of derivatives expiry and heavy selling pressure witnessed in healthcare, capital goods and consumer durables stocks, suppressed investors' sentiments.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Economic development linked with internal security: Amitabh Kant
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday stressed the need to focus on economic development as well as internal security for the country's growth, saying both are closely linked with each other.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
To transform, India needs to improve competitiveness of its states (Column: Active Voice)
India has become the fastest-growing economy in the world. The next logical steps are to make this trend sustainable and to ensure that the benefits of this growth percolate down to the lowest rungs of the income hierarchy.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Profit made by 'Neerja' was offered to Bhanot family, say co-producers
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Profits from "Neerja" were repeatedly offered to the family of late flight purser Neerja Bhanot as per the existing contract but they declined to accept it, the co-producers of the National Award winning film said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PM Modi has forgotten promise of jobs to 6 killed in 2013: JD-U leader
Patna, May 23 (IANS) Senior JD-U leader Neeraj Kumar has reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his "forgotten promise" of providing jobs to the families of six persons killed in serial blasts that hit his rally in Patna in 2013, despite being in power for the past three years.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Did Earth form from a donut-shaped planetary object?
New York, May 23 (IANS) Early in its history, our home planet was likely a huge, spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, vaporised rock, now called a "synestia", according to a new study.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Suspecting cow smuggling, Ghaziabad police detain animal ambulance
Ghaziabad, May 23 (IANS) Overzealous Ghaziabad police detained an ambulance run by People for Animals (PFA) which was transporting a calf with a fractured leg to its animal hospital in Dhaulana - suspecting it to be a case of cow smuggling.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Essar Shipping acquires 74,005 DWT Panamax vessel
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Ruia brothers-led Essar Shipping on Tuesday announced it has added a Panamax vessel of 74,005 deadweight tonnage (DWT) to its fleet of vessels.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Sellout success for JLF in London
London, May 23 (IANS) The culturally curious flocked to the British Library last weekend for the London leg of the popular ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival for sessions on a range of topics including travel writing, the constitution, P.G Wodehouse, the Raj, partition and Lutyen's architecture.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
HAL test flies second prototype of light chopper
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) conducted the first flight of its Light Utility Helicopter's (LUH) second prototype here without a hitch, said the defence behemoth on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Collectors converge at Christie's art sales in New York
New York, May 23 (IANS) A confident and distinctly global community of collectors converged at Christies flagship US saleroom in Rockefeller Center, driving its 20th Century Art sales of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art to a combined $842,535,375.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Turning hero comes with responsibility: Vignesh
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Vignesh, who played one of the brothers in critically acclaimed Tamil film "Kaaka Muttai", says turning hero with upcoming Tamil drama "Kuzhali" has come with a sense of responsibility.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
I've a great connection with Indians: Brazilian dancing star
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Brazilian B-boying talent Pelézinho says he loves visiting India for its culture and history, and he feels a great connection with the people too.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Court summons Jindal in coal scam case
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday filed another chargesheet against former Parliament member Naveen Jindal and five others in connection with alleged irregularities in the Urtan North Coal Block allocation in Madhya Pradesh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's 'All I Want' wins at short film fest in Cannes
Cannes, May 23 (IANS) "All I Want", an Indian film directed by Venika Mitra, has won at Beyond Borders Diversity of Cannes Short Film Showcase -- an event independent of the ongoing 70th Cannes Film Festival here. The filmmaker is happy.
2017-05-23
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Army says Pakistan military posts damaged in recent 'punitive' assault
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have decimated several Pakistani military posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in a recent "punitive assault" as part of counter-terror strategy to stop cross-border militant incursion.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Irrfan all claps and whistles over 'Hindi Medium' response
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan says he is overwhelmed with the response that his latest release "Hindi Medium" has received from the audience.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iraqi forces free town from IS west of Mosul
Mosul, May 23 (IANS) Iraqi paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units on Tuesday recaptured the town of al-Qairwan from Islamic State (IS) militants, in an operation to dislodge the IS from areas near Iraqi-Syrian border west of Mosul, the military said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Defence/Security,Terrorism
World Paralympic body decides to maintain Russia's suspension
London, May 23 (IANS) The Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has unanimously decided to maintain the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee's (RPC) membership, IPC President Philip Craven has said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
It's always easy to work with Rhea: Saqib Saleem
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Saqib Saleem says he shares a good chemistry with his "Mere Dad Ki Maruti" co-actor Rhea Chakraborty.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Microsoft moves court as several Xbox accounts hacked
New York, May 23 (IANS) Microsoft has filed a complaint in a federal court saying that, since 2015, a Chinese gaming website has been hacking Xbox accounts and selling the proceeds in the open market.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump meets Palestine President, urges resumption of peace talks
Bethlehem, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a day after promising to make a renewed effort at peace between the Palestinians and Israelis.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Georgia,Politics,Diplomacy
Bodies of Manipur activists killed in 2015 violence to be buried
Imphal, May 23 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday said the bodies of eight tribal activists killed in mob violence in September 2015 in the state's Churachandpur district will be buried on Wednesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Giriraj Singh likely to be discharged on Thursday
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh, undergoing treatment at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital here, will be discharged by Thursday, the hospital authorities said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Increase in malaria cases linked to deforestation
New York, May 23 (IANS) Researchers have found a link between deforestation and increasing malaria rates across developing nations.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Mamata condemns Manchester terror attack
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the terror attack in northern England's Manchester, terming it a cowardly act.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
IAF Sukhoi jet loses radar, radio contact in Assam
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) An Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI jet went missing on Tuesday after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam, sources said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
ACB raids Kejriwal kin in PWD scam
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday said it has raided Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's deceased brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal's residence in the alleged Rs 10 crore PWD scam.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Africa a top priority, will always stand shoulder to shoulder: Modi
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Africa was a top priority for his government's foreign and economic policy and India will always stand shoulder to shoulder with countries of the continent in the long and difficult race for a better future.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ousted S. Korean President denies charges in graft trial
Seoul, May 23 (IANS) Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday pleaded innocent to charges of corruption and abuse of power as her trial began here.
2017-05-23
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan AG to take parliament into confidence in Jadhav case
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan's Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali will on Tuesday brief the country's parliament and take the members into confidence in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Petroleum Minister's brother gets bail in gas black marketing case
Bhubaneswar, May 23 (IANS) The Orissa High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to Soumendra Pradhan, elder brother of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, in a vigilance case related to alleged black marketing and adulteration of cooking gas.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI-M women members at record number in Tripura
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) The strength of women members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Tripura rose to a record 28 per cent against 12 per cent at the national level, a party leader said here.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Telangana should be southern gateway for BJP: Amit Shah
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday said Telangana should become the gateway for the party in south India.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Bangladesh hopeful of Teesta issue being resolved: Minister
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Bangladesh Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Tuesday said that Dhaka is "hopeful" of the Teesta water sharing issue being resolved and that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would consider their demand.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Petrol, diesel become cheaper in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, May 23 (IANS) With the carbon cess being withdrawn, petrol and diesel have become cheaper in the hill state of Uttarakhand from Tuesday, officials said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Google tried to restrict gender discrimination case reporting'
London, May 23 (IANS) Google tried to restrict the media coverage of a gender discrimination case brought by the US government alleging that the company had violated federal laws when it did not provide employees' salary history and contact information as part of an audit, a media report has revealed.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Ericsson introduces customised network solutions for Indian market
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Swedish communication technology firm Ericsson on Tuesday launched new dual band radio products designed to provide enhanced customer experience while enabling telecom operators to boost capacity and be energy and cost-efficient.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Paytm unveils payments bank, targets 500 mn customers by 2020
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Fintech company Paytm on Tuesday unveiled its payments bank becoming the first one to offer cashback on deposits. It aims to become the preferred bank for 500 million Indians by 2020.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FinMin claims lower tax on entertainment services under GST
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Lower taxes will prevail in the entertainment sector in the the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as service providers will be eligible for full input tax credit, Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Britain on alert as suicide bomber kills 22 in Manchester (Afternoon Lead)
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Theresa May convened an emergency COBRA meeting at Downing Street on Tuesday to discuss counter-terror strategy as a male suicide bomber killed 22 persons, including children, during a concert at Manchester Arena.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism,Diplomacy
In Arunachal, tribal taboos are conservation devices
'My Naba (father) always says you can't challenge nature. If you challenge nature, you are asking for trouble. When you see a river and think, it's so low, I can easily cross it, the next time you need to cross the river, it will rise and swallow you; nature is always stronger than you. You can have no ego with nature,' explains Tine Mena, a woman from the Idu Mishmi tribe in Arunachal Pradesh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Features
CBI begins probe into death of actor Kalabhavan Mani
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) After a year of frequent demands from the family of actor Kalabhavan Mani and with the intervention of the Kerala High Court, the CBI on Tuesday began a probe into the death of the actor.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Crime/Disaster/Accident
25 days of 'Baahubali 2', film continues its golden run
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) It's been 25 days since the release of S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", and the film is continuing its phenomenal run in cinemas across the country, feel trade pundits.
2017-05-23
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Lindsay Lohan making TV show about Russian oligarchs
Cannes, May 23 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan is reportedly making a TV show on the lives of the 'super-wealthy' individuals of Russia.
2017-05-23
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Just one alcoholic drink a day ups breast cancer risk: Study
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk, reveals a major new report that analysed data on 12 million women.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
After 'Dear Maya', Manisha wants to holiday in mountains
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actress Manisha Koirala, who is making her comeback with the forthcoming film "Dear Maya", says after completing its promotion, she would like to enjoy some time in the mountains.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's 'All I Want' wins at short film fest in Cannes
Cannes, May 23 (IANS) "All I Want", an Indian film directed by Venika Mitra, has won two awards at Beyond Borders Diversity of Cannes Short Film Showcase -- an event independent of the ongoing 70th Cannes Film Festival here.
2017-05-23
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
US cautions nationals on travel to Pakistan
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The US has issued a travel advisory for its citizens asking them to postpone all non-essential travel to Pakistan due to increased "terrorist violence" in the country.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CBI files another chargesheet against Naveen Jindal
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed another chargesheet against former parliamentarian Naveen Jindal and others in connection with the alleged irregularities pertaining to the Urtan North Coal Block in Madhya Pradesh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ellen DeGeneres inspires Richa Chadha
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha took inspiration from "real life boss ladies" Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer for a character.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Protesting Kashmiri students beat up cop, torch his motorcycle
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) Protesting students on Tuesday beat up a cop and torched his motorcycle in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama town.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Education
McCartney is great actor: Johnny Depp
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp says "great actor" and legendary musician Paul McCartney doesn't "lack in the talent department".
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HC notice to Kejriwal on Jaitley's fresh defamation suit
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his lawyer Ram Jethmalani using the word "crook".
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Sports
Four things we learned from 2016-17 La Liga season
Madrid, May 23 (IANS) The La Liga came to a close on Sunday evening with Real Madrid proclaimed as champions for the first time since 2012. Here are a few things we learned from the 2016-2017 campaign, according Xinhua news agency.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Fish-farming to head inland in bid to boost exports
Mangalore, May 23 (IANS) Aquaculture, generally associated with coastal areas, will soon head inland in a move that is expected to significantly boost India's fish exports, according to an official.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Tiger Shroff is very sweet, shy: Shenaz Treasury (Movie Snippets)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Actress Shenaz Treasury, who will soon be seen in "Munna Micheal", has praised her co-actor Tiger Shroff and says he is very sweet, but a shy person.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Real Madrid to announce signing of Vicinius this week: Reports
Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (IANS) Record European football champions Real Madrid will this week finalise their 45 million euro ($50.4 million) signing of Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior of Flamengo, multiple media reports said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Season 7 scripts the best yet: GoT actor
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Scottish actor Iain Glen says the scripts of "Game of Thrones" season seven are the best in the history of the fantasy series.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Wind power has seen steady growth in India: Official
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Obscured somewhat by developments in the solar space, wind energy in India has experienced steady development in the last 7-8 years as the government plans a major 'green corridor' project to transport surplus renewable energy to deficient states, a top official has said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Army to assist in disposal of old currency notes
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) After assisting the government in printing and transporting new currency notes, the army will now help with the disposal of old notes that went back to the banks after demonetisation.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Ex-RJD MP gets life term in murder case of MLA
Ranchi, May 23 (IANS) Former RJD MP and Bihar strongman Prabhunath Singh was on Tuesday awarded life term by a Hazaribagh court in connection with a 22-year-old murder case of a legislator.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zack Snyder steps down from 'Justice League'
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Zack Snyder has decided to take a break from work and step down from the film "Justice League"
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Venezuela name football squad for June friendlies
Carcas, May 23 (IANS) Venezuela head coach Rafael Dudamel has named 11 Europe-based footballers in his squad for international friendlies against the United States and Ecuador next month.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Caracus,Sports,Football
Hertha Berlin sign Australia midfielder Leckie
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Hertha Berlin have signed Australian midfielder Mathew Leckie from fellow German football club Ingolstadt, which has been relegated from the Bundesliga.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Key Indian equity indices trade lower in afternoon session
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices were trading lower on Tuesday afternoon following muted global cues.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
11 soldiers die in Afghan army base attack
Kabul, May 23 (IANS) At least 11 soldiers were killed and nine wounded when Taliban militants attacked a military base in Afghanistan's Kandhar province.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
FIR against army officer for tying Kashmiri youth to jeep not quashed
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) The FIR lodged against an army major for using a Kashmiri youth as a human shield against stone pelters has not been quashed and the investigations will continue, a police officer said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Chalapathi Rao's comment on women derogatory: Nagarjuna
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna has labelled as "derogatory" veteran actor Chalapathi Rao's comment that women are only fit to be good partners in bed.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Mainz part ways with coach Schmidt
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) German football club Mainz and chief coach Martin Schmidt have parted ways after a disappointing Bundesliga season which saw them finish 15th and maintain their top-flight status on the goal difference.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Three civilians killed in Afghanistan blast
Kabul, May 23 (IANS) Three civilians were killed and four wounded when a tractor ran over a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
GST will lower tax burden on medical devices, smartphones: FinMin
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will lead to lower tax burden in several commodities, including packaged cement, medicaments, smartphones and medical devices, the Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fashion critics don't make sense to me: Prateik Babbar
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar calls himself a "fashion experimenter". He says he doesn't care much about fashion police as he believes that everybody has a unique statement to make, which doesn't mean one has to be liked by everyone.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kabir Khan to shoot 'Zookeeper' in China
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Kabir Khan will shoot his next directorial venture "Zookeeper", a travel-related drama film, in the western Chinese city of Chengdu and in the mountains of the region.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Sreeram returns to Telugu films after five years
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Ace cinematographer P.C. Sreeram, best known for his work in films such as "Cheeni Kum" and "Ki and Ka", has signed a yet-untitled Telugu romantic drama starring Kalyanram in the lead after a gap of five years.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
China urges S. Korea to 'pull out the thorn' in Beijing-Seoul relations
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged Seoul to take concrete measures to "pull out the thorn" in its relationship with Beijing.
2017-05-23
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Triple talaq should be legally banned: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Popular lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar has lent his support for ending triple talaq, saying the instant divorce practice should be legally banned and declared a "cognizable offence".
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
US seeks $3.6 trillion spending cut to balance budget
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The Trump administration proposes a $3.6 trillion cut in government spending over the next 10 years to balance the federal budget, according to summary documents provided by the White House.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Don't expect sanctions to be lifted soon: Russian official
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) Russia does not expect sanctions against it to be lifted soon, a Russian official has said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
HC serves notice to Kejriwal on Jaitley's fresh defamation suit
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a fresh defamation suit of Rs 10 crore filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his lawyer Ram Jethmalani using the word "crook".
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Sports,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED arrests CA of Lalu's daughter Misa
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday arrested the chartered accountant of RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti in connection with an alleged money laundering case.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft introduces Teams connector for Flow
New York, May 23 (IANS) US tech giant Microsoft has announced Microsoft Teams connector for Flow that enables users to alert team of any new activity by posting messages to an existing Teams channel.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Technology
Marsh McCall dead at 52
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Veteran TV show director and producer Marsh McCall died of natural causes on Tuesday. He was 52.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
GAIL stock declines as Q4 net profit dips 69%
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) State-run gas utility Gail India (GAIL) has declared a 69 per cent fall in net profit at Rs 260 crore for the fourth quarter ended March on account of an impairment charge on an investment, as compared to a PAT of Rs 832 crore in the same period a year ago.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Instagram gets 'archive' option
New York, May 23 (IANS) Instagram is rolling out a new "archive" feature that will let the users hide any of their posts from everyone else but keeping them safe to look at in private and/or restore to visibility.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
HC serves notice to Kejriwal on Jaitley's fresh defamation suit
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a fresh defamation suit of Rs 10 crore filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President, PM condemn Manchester terror attack
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the terror attack in Manchester, northern England, that killed 22 persons, and offered condolences to the families of the dead.
2017-05-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
India's macro-economic indicators improved in last three years: Modi
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Fuelled by Aadhaar and Jan Dhan Yojana, India has improved upon all the macro-economic indicators over the last three years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Ariana Grande 'broken' after Manchester blast, suspends world tour
London, May 23 (IANS) American singer Ariana Grande said she is "broken" after a suicide terror attack hit a stadium in Manchester just as her concert ended, killing 22 persons including children, and has suspended her world tour in its wake.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Terrorism
22 killed as terror attack hits Ariana Grande concert in Manchester (Fourth Lead)
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) At least 22 persons, including children, died and 59 were injured in a suicide terror attack that hit Manchester Arena on Monday night just as a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande had ended. British Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned the "appalling terrorist attack" that comes two months after the Westminster attack.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism,Diplomacy
3 years into BJP government, unemployment rate slightly up
Indias unemployment rate has registered a slight increase since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government began its term in May 2014, despite the governments professed emphasis on job-creation, according to an analysis of government data.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Quirky, cool food trucks going places - literally!
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The food truck trend is on a high. After the quirky, colourful and mobile food-on-wheels concept began catching on at different spots in various cities, food truck festivals and reality TV shows have become the order of the day.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Failure by states to pay for renewable power may trip 2022 target
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) States are lagging behind in meeting their renewable purchase obligation target which is a key policy instrument to meet the goal of installing 175 gigawatt (GW) of green energy by 2022, stakeholders and experts say.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Snapchat, Facebook fuelling augmented reality growth: Report
New York, May 23 (IANS) Fuelled by Snapchat Lenses and Facebook Stories, augmented reality is gaining fast traction in the US, a new report from market research firm eMarketer reveals.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Would love to do biopic on P.T. Usha, says Pooja Batra
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actress Pooja Batra of "Virasat" fame, says she would love to do a biopic on former Indian athlete and Olympian P.T. Usha as she herself has been an athlete in her school days.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Dharmendra wants grandson Karan to fly high with confidence
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra says his grandson Karan, who will make his Bollywood debut with "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas", has a lot of confidence.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Twitter hires Todd Swidler as Global Head of live business
New York, May 23 (IANS) Aiming to bet big in live video streaming, micro-blogging website Twitter has hired Todd Swidler as Global Head of Live Business.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Short film fest First Clap to go national next year
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Following the success of the first edition of First Clap, a short film contest organised by Moviebuff to unearth budding filmmakers from Tamil Nadu, the plan is to go national with the second edition of the initiative next year.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz
Facebook testing products to help people discover local news
San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) A day after reports emerged of guidelines that Facebook follows to censor sensitive content, the social media giant said it is testing products to connect its users to local news.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Warm Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) After two days of respite with a dip in temperature and intermittent showers, the city witnessed increase in the mercury level on Tuesday, with the minimum temperature settling at 23.3 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
19 killed in blast at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert (Third Lead)
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) At least 19 persons were killed and 59 injured in a terror attack here on Monday night at the conclusion of a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande, police said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Cinema/Showbiz
Reforms transform real estate and housing sector (Comment: Special to IANS)
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government marks three years in office, one area in which it can be proud of its reformist and progressive policy approach is the real estate and housing sector.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Writing just happens, says Author Nikita Singh as she launches book No. 10 at 25
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) "Whenever I have a story, I write it." So says Nikita Singh, best-selling author in the romance genre. And one can well believe her: at 25, she has just launched her 10th novel.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
Fox Star continues its winning streak in Tamil cinema
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Fox Star Studios continues its winning streak in Tamil filmdom with their latest offering "Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae", a horror-comedy starring Jiiva in the lead, being adjudged a sleeper hit.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Farhan Akhtar getting in shape for his next
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Tuesday revealed he is getting into shape for his next project, whose details have been kept under wraps.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Orbital details of TRAPPIST-1's outermost planet confirmed
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Using NASA's Kepler space telescope, scientists have confirmed that the outermost and least understood planet in the TRAPPIST-1 system orbits its star every 19 days.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Kamal Haasan records last song in 'Vishwaroopam 2'
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan revealed on Tuesday he has recorded the last song from upcoming trilingual spy thriller "Vishwaroopam 2", a sequel to 2013 blockbuster "Vishwaroopam".
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Celebs worldwide condemn Manchester attack
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) Indian celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and international names like Taylor Swift, Dwayne Johnson and Harry Styles have condemned the Manchester attack, that took place here on Monday night.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Terrorism
21st century belongs to Asia, Africa: Jaitley
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) The 21st century will not only belong to Asia but also to Africa, hence India and Africa should navigate the journey together to shape their common future, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Yeh Lakhnau ki sarzameen..': A contemporary, lavish tribute (Book Review)
Title: Lucknow: The City of Heritage & Culture - A Walk Through History ; Author: Vipul B. Varshney & Ajaish Jaiswal (photographer); Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 2,500
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Ex-South Korean President Park's trial begins
Seoul, May 23 (IANS) Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday appeared in a court here for her first hearing over a set of corruption charges.
2017-05-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
80 shops gutted in Delhi fire
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) At least 80 shops were gutted after a major fire broke out in the city's Chandani Chowk area on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Terror returns to Manchester (Special to IANS)
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) Local hospitals in Manchester were flooded with injured from an explosion at the Manchester Arena just before 10.35 p.m. on Monday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Key Indian equity market indices open in red
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices on Tuesday opened lower despite Wall Street ending higher for the third session.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Broken says Ariana Grande on Manchester blast
London, May 23 (IANS) American singer Ariana Grande says she is "broken" following a suspected terror attack at her concert in a stadium here. At least 19 persons were killed and 59 injured in the blast, media reports said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Modi condemns Manchester attack
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday strongly condemned the terror attack in Manchester, England, during a pop concert by US singer, in which 19 people were killed and over 50 injured.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
May condemns 'appalling terrorist attack' in Manchester
London, May 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday condemned the "appalling terrorist attack" that killed at least 19 persons and wounded 59 in Manchester stadium in the north of England, following a concert by singer Ariana Grande,
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Russell Brand wants men to speak out
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actor-comedian Russell Brand, following the suicide of singer Chris Cornell, has urged men to communicate better if they are feeling depressed.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Senate confirms Ambassador to China
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US Senate on Monday voted 82-13 to approve Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be the new US Ambassador to China.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Swedish airport evacuated as suspicious objects found
Stockholm, May 23 (IANS) A Swedish airport was evacuated after "traces of explosives" were found in a bag, media reports said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Sweden,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
19 dead, 50 injured in Britain concert blasts
London, May 23 (IANS) At least 19 persons have been killed and 50 injured in a suspected terror attack in a stadium in Manchester, following a concert by singer Ariana Grande, media reports said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Terrorism,Cinema/Showbiz
Johansson hooks up with Colin Jost
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson was spotted making out with "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update" host Colin Jost.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Several dead in blasts at Britain concert
London, May 23 (IANS) British police on Tuesday confirmed that several people were killed in two apparent explosions at Manchester Arena following a concert by American singer Ariana Grande.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Trump tells Netanyahu
Jerusalem, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump began his visit to Israel by warning of the threat that Iran could pose if it were to develop nuclear weapons.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Payne can't trust bandmates to babysit son
London, May 23 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne says he can't rely on his former One Direction band members to babysit his son Bear.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Flynn won't cooperate in Russia investigation
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn will refuse to hand over documents to the Senate to clarify his contacts with Russia, local media reported.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
UN agency repatriates 64,761 Somalis refugees from Kenya
Nairobi, May 23 (IANS) The UN refugee agency said it had repatriated some 64,761 Somali refugees from Kenya since the voluntary return exercise begun in December, 2014.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Kenya,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Latest N.Korean missile test reveal improved technology: Seoul
Seoul, May 23 (IANS) The South Korean army believes that with its latest missile test, the North has managed to obtain valuable performance data to continue improving its technology, said a defence official on Monday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jessica Simpson denies having third baby
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson says she and her husband Eric Johnson, don't plan to have a third child.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump aims for big cuts in healthcare, anti-poverty programs
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will propose big cuts in the Medicaid public healthcare program as well as in other anti-poverty programs that provide a safety-net for America's poorest, media reports said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Roadside blast kills 5 Somali soldiers
Mogadishu, May 23 (IANS) At least five Somali soldiers were killed and one injured in a roadside bomb attack near the administrative capital of Southwest state in Somalia.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Somalia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ed Sheeran finds hiatus rejuvenating
London, May 23 (IANS) Pop star Ed Sheeran is back from a hiatus feeling "totally refreshed and rejuvenated".
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran says dialogue, peaceful means key to solving Syria issue
Tehran, May 23 (IANS) Iran's recently re-elected President Hassan Rouhani said that the Syrian issue should be solved through dialogue and peaceful means.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva
Geneva, May 23 (IANS) The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA), the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), opened at Geneva-based UN headquarters.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Two Andhra tribal girls gang raped, villagers seek to cover up
Visakhapatnam, May 23 (IANS) Two tribal girls were gang raped by eight men in a village in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district and village elders tried to hush up the crime by directing the culprits to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to the victims.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan will not be used against any country: Army chief
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday in a meeting with US Ambassador David Hale reiterated their nations commitment to a secure, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan, a statement issued by the US Embassy Islamabad said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump calls for peace in the region, tougher line against Iran
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he was "honoured" by the invitation extended by Prime Minister Benjimin Netanyahu to visit the country before calling for a renewed peace effort between Israel and the Palestinians.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
'Turkish court jails magazine editors for over 22 years'
Istanbul, May 22 (IANS/AKI) An Istanbul court sentenced two magazine chiefs to 22 years and six months in prison on for fomenting an armed rebellion against the government, media reports said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Bengaluru's ex-corporator to be grilled in extortion cases
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) A local court on Monday extended police custody of former civic corporator V. Nagaraj for three more days for questioning with regards to the three extortion cases filed against him in a money-laundering deal on complaints from three of his many victims, said police on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spaniard found critically injured in Milan risks paralysis
Milan (Italy), May 22 (IANS/AKI) A 27-year-old Spaniard found lying beside rail tracks at a Milan station with a deep head wound after a night out with friends risks becoming a paraplegic, police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raider Nitin Tomar emerges costliest buy in Pro Kabaddi history
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Raider Nitin Tomar on Monday shattered all records to emerge the costliest-ever player to be bought in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Major in 'human shield' incident gets Commendation Card
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Indian Army Major involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to a jeep bonnet to ward off stone-pelters in Kashmir has been awarded the Army chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Close to 200 injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers (Roundup)
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) At least 79 police personnel and over 100 Left protesters were injured on Monday as security forces used tear gas and carried out baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades and hurled stones at the police here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Rouhani urges US to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) The US should drop its "hostile" policies towards Iran, the country's re-elected President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
HC refuses to entertain plea of company linked to AAP leader
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea filed by a real-estate company, facing income tax proceedings for its alleged association with Delhi Minister Satyender Jain.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Turkey summons US envoy over clash during Erdogan's US trip
Ankara, May 22 (IANS) The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the US Ambassador John Bass over a clash outside the Turkish embassy in Washington during President Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy
US motorcycling legend Nicky Hayden dies in Italy
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) American motorcycling champion Nicky Hayden has died from injuries he sustained in an accident on his road bike last week, the Maurizio Bufalini hospital in eastern Italian city of Cesena tweeted on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Greenpeace lauds Bihar's organic farming initiatives
Patna, May 22 (IANS) Greenpeace India, the environment protection organisation, has welcomed and lauded the Bihar government's decision to give priority to organic farming.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Never mentioned Israel to Russians over intelligence leak: Trump
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told Israeli reporters in Jerusalem that he "never mentioned Israel", in an apparent reference to the intelligence leak during a meeting with Russian officials.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Adopt one policy on Hurriyat, Congress tells Centre
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Accusing the Centre of changing its stance vis-a-vis the Hurriyat on a daily basis, the Congress on Monday said the government should adopt a single policy to deal with the conglomeration of Kashmir-centric parties.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Break social taboos about menstruation, says Sisodia
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday urged all sections of society to break the cultural and societal taboos around the issue of menstruation and help normalise the discourse on the topic.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
UP recommends CBI probe into IAS officer's death, family meets CM
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, after his family met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here seeking a probe by the central agency into his death last week under mysterious circumstances.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi advocates Kandla Port be renamed Deendayal Port (Lead, changing dateline)
Kutch (Gujarat), May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday suggested that the Kandla Port Trust in Gujarat should be rechristened Deen Dayal Port Trust Kandla, commemorate the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, founder of Jana Sangh, predecessor of BJP.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP's Shatrughan Sinha, Sushil Modi in twitter war
New Delhi/Patna, May 22 (IANS) A Twitter war erupted between actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and his BJP party colleague Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday when the former tweeted in favour of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying "enough of negative politics and mudslinging".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BSF to shift Bhagat Singh's pistol to Punjab museum
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon move a pistol, used by Indian freedom struggle hero Bhagat Singh, to a museum in Punjab's frontier district of Ferozepur.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
State-sponsored violence new normal under BJP rule: Congress
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Congress on Monday slammed the BJP and the central government, saying that "lawlessness, lynching of innocents, state-sponsored violence and intolerance have become the new normal" under the present dispensation.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Visva Bharati students at Mamata's administrative review meeting
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government has started inviting university students, including those from the prestigious Visva Bharati University, to witness administrative review meetings in districts.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
More African nations join International Solar Alliance (Lead, changing dateline)
Gandhinagar, May 22 (IANS) Four more African nations joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) on Monday, taking the number of its members to 30.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
ED arrests Chennai businessman, attaches Rs 1.75 crore assets
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Monday said it has attached property worth Rs 1.75 crore of a Chennai-based firm and arrested its director who is accused of cheating the state-run Indian Bank and laundering money.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
RBI to recast oversight committee to deal with bad loans
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Outlining its plan to deal with the mounting problem of banks' bad loans, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday said it will reconstitute the oversight committee (OC) to operationalise the banking ordinance for resolving the issue of non-performing assets (NPAs).
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2 bookies arrested during IPL final, 77 mobiles recovered
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Police arrested two bookmakers while they were organising betting during the IPL final on Sunday night, and also recovered 77 mobiles from their rented flat in east Delhi, officials said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Azarenka hastens to tennis court after son's birth
Minsk, May 22 (IANS) Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Monday announced she is ready to return to the tennis court after maternity leave and is set to play in a grass-court event before Wimbledon.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Belarus,Sports,Tennis
'Will promote GM crops if green ministry approves'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday indicated that his ministry will endorse the production of Genetically Modified (GM) crops if they are approved by the Environment Ministry.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Sicilian Mafia boss slain while riding his bike
Palermo (Italy), May 22 (IANS/AKI) Assassins shot dead top Sicilian mafia boss, Giuseppe Dainotti in Palermo on Monday as he rode his bicycle in the working-class Zisa district, police said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM never promised 50% hike in MSP: Agriculture Minister
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi never promised 50 per cent hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of agriculture produce.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Court pronounces 14 guilty in Assam terror funding scam
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) A special NIA court on Monday convicted 14 persons accused in a Rs 1,000 crore terror funding scam that rocked Assam nearly a decade ago.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBDT signs two unilateral advance pricing agreements
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered two unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) pertaining software and information technology sectors.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Baahubali 2' has not set any record yet: Anil Sharma
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Director Anil Sharma says the much talked about film "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has not set any record yet.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
NIA grills Kashmir separatist leaders over Pakistani funding
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) questioned for the third consecutive day on Monday several separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir over the alleged funding from Pakistan-based terrorist groups.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled: EC
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission, an official statement said on Monday without giving any reason for the move. The poll was earlier scheduled to take place on June 8.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three journalists injured in Kolkata lathicharge
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Three journalists were among those injured in lathicharge by the city police during a march by Left Front leaders and supporters to the West Bengal Secretariat on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
YSR Congress seeks President's rule in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Opposition YSR Congress Party of Andhra Pradesh on Monday sought imposition of President's Rule in the state, alleging that there was a breakdown of constitutional machinery.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Godrej Industries faces loss in Q4, standalone income up 33%
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Godrej Industries on Monday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 34.14 crore during the fourth quarter (Q4) ended March 31, 2017. However, the standalone total income for Q4 stood at Rs 479.14 crore -- up 32.8 per cent.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Manjeet, Surjeet emerge top buys in kabaddi auctions
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Star all-rounder Manjeet Chillar and defender Surjeet Singh emerged the costliest players to be sold for a whopping Rs 75.5 lakh and Rs 73 lakh respectively in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auctions here on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for its failure to launch public awareness campaign about mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms and treatment.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
G7 should 'cool very hot' North Korean nuclear threat, says Italy
Naples (Italy), May 22 (IANS/AKI) Leaders at the G7 summit in Italy this week should try and "cool" the "very hot" threat posed by North Korea's claim it successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Top names pull out but Kenya fields strong world marathon team
Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) Kenya will still present a strong team to the World Athletics Championships despite the withdrawal of some seasoned runners like Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Conman arrested for 'raping' homemaker in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) A conman was arrested for allegedly cheating and raping a homemaker in the city's western suburb, the city police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP says Tripura government failed to follow MNREGA rules
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The BJP on Monday said that Left-ruled Tripura failed to follow the stipulated rules for MGNREGA, including geo-tagging of assets, which led the state to get less central funding for the scheme, refuting the CPI-M's claims of victimisation.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha's Titlagarh town records 47 degrees C
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under intense heat-wave with Titlagarh town on Monday recording 47 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature in the state this summer, the Met Office said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
HP launches new premium laptop portfolio at Cannes Film Festival
Cannes (France), May 22 (IANS) In a bid to empower digital creators and storytellers with high-performance machines, HP Inc on Monday launched new premium portfolio series of Spectre x2, ENVY x360 and ENVY laptops Aat the 14th Cannes Film Festival.
2017-05-22
Category: International, France,Technology,Business/Economy
Kenya's javelin champ Yego to compete in Germany
Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) World javelin throw champion Julius Yego from Kenya has a point to prove as he makes his second appearance in competition this season in Rehlingen athletics meeting in Germany on June 5.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Centre's ruling party getting goons, firearms into Bengal: Mamata
Bolpur (West Bengal), May 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Centre's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of getting goons into the state as well as firearms from Bihar's Munger and ordered the police to step up vigilance.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Maharashtra legislature nod to GST bill
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Both houses of the Maharashtra legislature on Monday unanimously passed the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, paving the way for the measure's roll-out in the state from July 1, along with the rest of India.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UP recommends CBI probe into IAS officer's death
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the mysterious death of Karnataka cadre Indian Administrative Service officer Anurag Tiwari.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the AAP government and civic agencies for failing to provide publicity -- to create awareness among the people -- to mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms, cure and different treatment remedies.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
Major in 'human shield' incident gets Army chief's commendation card
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Indian Army Major who was involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to the front of a jeep to ward off stone pelters in Kashmir Valley has been awarded the Army Chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
No public support for Congress: Smriti Irani
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday slammed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for alleging there was chaos and lawlessness in BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh and said there was "no public support" for Congress.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
High-speed Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express flagged off
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The country's first high-speed Tejas Express between Mumbai and Karmali in Goa, boasting of Wi-Fi, LCD screens, and automatic doors, was flagged off on Monday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Parrikar orders closure of old, unused bridges in Goa
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) Days after three persons died when a foot-bridge collapsed in South Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday ordered the closure and barricading of all old, unused bridges in the state, as well as their safety audit.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Police officer misbehaves with journalist
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In yet another case of misbehaviour of policemen against the public, an officer of Mandawali police station misbehaved with a journalist when he went to enquire about the progress of investigations into the theft of his car.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath launches Yearbook written by Home Secretary
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Monday launched the "India 2017" Yearbook, a compilation of current affairs for the aspirants preparing for civil services and other competitive examination, written by Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Rumours say Dortmund striker Aubameyang is off to Paris
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) If the rumors are true, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have one more week in a Borussia Dortmund shirt. The 2012 German football champions and the 27-year-old Gabon international are expected to announce the departure of the Bundesliga's top goal-scorer next week after this coming Saturday's cup final here against Eintracht Frankfurt.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Kejriwal to hold direct dialogue with farmers on land-pooling policy
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Aiming to boost the party's outreach in rural areas, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is to hold direct dialogue with farmers in outer Delhi villages from May 25 on the new land-pooling policy.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indonesia offers $1mn prize money in badminton Superseries
Jakarta, May 22 (IANS) Indonesia has put on a $1 million prize money for the upcoming Badminton World Federation (BWF)-sanctioned Superseries Premier championships slated here from June 12 to 18 here.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Harikrishna finishes 10th at Moscow chess meet
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 10th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Paswan indisposed, Radha Mohan gets additional charge of Food Ministry
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan is indisposed and is undergoing treatment abroad.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi has lowest maximum May 22 temperature in six year
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi on Monday recorded at 29.4 degree Celsius -- 11 notches below the season's average -- one of the coolest days in May and the lowest maximum temperature for the day in six years.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump pays historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) Donald Trump on Monday became the first visiting US President to visit the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites, in Jerusalem's Old City.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Rs 400 cr loss to exchequer in licence fee payment by incumbent telecom players: Jio
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The payment of advance licence fee for the last quarter (January-March) of 2016-17 by three telecom service providers --Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular -- has resulted in a loss of Rs 400 crore to the government, Reliance Jio has claimed.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala CM withdraws from book release event of top police official
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday decided against attending a function to release a book by a serving top Kerala Police official that has lavished praise on the Left leader.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Yamaha registers 500th victory in motorsports
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An intense race at Le Mans in France saw Maverick Vinales (25 titles) emerge victorious as Yamaha is crowned with the 500th win in the history of motorsports.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Iranians in high demand in first round of PKL auction
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Iranian players were the most sought after in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction here on Monday, with defender Abozar Mohajermighani emerging the costliest buy in the first round. He was sold at a whopping Rs 50 lakh to Team Gujarat.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
7 more Passport Seva Kendras sought for Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday urged the Centre to open seven more Post Office Passport Sewa Kendras (POPSKs) in Odisha.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Major involved in human shield incident gets Army chief's commendation card
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Indian Army Major involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to the front of a jeep to ward off stone pelters in the valley has been awarded the Army Chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Duterte vows help to denuclearise N. Korea
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday pledged to cooperate with China and other countries to help denuclearise North Korea and curb its missile launches.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Harikrishna finishes 12th at Moscow chess meet
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 12th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled: EC
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday said the Rajya Sabha elections to be held in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal on June 8 will be rescheduled, but did not give a date.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M demands apology from Mamata for 'police brutality'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday demanded the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government apologise for the "police brutality" on Left protestors that left over 250 of them injured and also take action against the security personnel responsible.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dharmendra, Hema Malini wish Utkarsh luck for Bollywood debut
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Anil Sharma's son Utkarsh, who will soon make his debut in Bollywood with the film "Genius", has received good wishes and blessings from veteran actor Dharmendra and Hema Malini as he embarks on the journey.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India surpasses Japan as second largest stainless steel producer
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Overtaking Japan, India emerged as the second largest stainless steel producer in the world after China, according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF).
2017-05-22
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Delhi's 'Bunty Chor' sentenced to 10 years in Kerala jail
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Delhi's notorious 'Bunty Chor', accused in over 500 burglaries across the country and nabbed by Kerala Police from Pune in January 2013, was on Monday sentenced by a local court to 10 years in jail.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT Kharagpur to help MP measure, enhance happiness
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur will collaborate with the Madhya Pradesh government to chalk out a 'Happiness Index' for measuring the well-being of residents, an official said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Parliament security staff undergo CBRN emergency training
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Monday began a five-day training programme for Parliament House Complex (PHC) security staff to respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and/or Nuclear (CBRN) emergencies, an official said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurugram to be debris-free; waste processing plant to be set up
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The first construction and demolition waste processing plant of Haryana will be set up in Gurugram, adjoining national capital Delhi, to make the city debris-free.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Agriculture Minister rules out any loan waiver for farmers
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday ruled out denied any possibility of a loan waiver for farmers, saying the NDA government's focus lay in their empowerment.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
19 central Asian women, a minor held in Delhi for illegal stay
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Nineteen women and a minor from central Asian countries were held from south Delhi on Monday for entering the country without proper documents and staying illegally, the police said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A week of philosophy for all ages in Delhi
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A week-long workshop on French and Indian philosophy started here on Monday with the participation of students from France.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Many injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A number of police personnel and Left protesters were injured on Monday as security forces used tear gas and carried out baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Moroccans dazzled by display of 100 Picasso masterpieces
Rabat, May 22 (IANS) The artworks exhibition of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso here has on public display more than 100 of his masterpieces, including paintings, sculptures, pictures and printings.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Malta,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi property dealer kills partner, his wife, four kids
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Delhi property dealer has been arrested on the charges of murdering his business partner, and the partner's wife and four kids, over a financial dispute, the Delhi Police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Public debt falls to Rs 61 lakh crore at end of 2016-17
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India's public debt declined to Rs 60.66 lakh crore at the end of the 2016-17 Fiscal in March, registering a fall over the previous quarter of 1.9 percent, an official statement said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Agriculture Minister denies any move for loan waiver for farmers
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday denied any possibility of a loan waiver for farmers, saying the NDA government's focus lay in their empowerment and it instead intended to invest in various schemes and initiatives to boost their income.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Walmart India launches GST workshops for supplier partners
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Walmart India on Monday said it has flagged off a series of workshops for its small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) supplier partners to help evaluate their Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance levels and prepare for the transition to the GST regime.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
TCS launches smart software to cut LED power consumption
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday unveiled an intelligent software that allows cities to derive greater value from the costly LED lighting by reducing the payback period to almost half.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jaitley files another Rs 10-cr defamation suit against Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed a second civil defamation suit of Rs 10 crore in the Delhi High Court against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his lawyer Ram Jethmalani using the word "crook", claiming the objectionable words caused him "permanent harm and disrepute".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A wristband that can recognise human emotions
New York, May 22 (IANS) An MIT engineer has developed a wristband with significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain as well as behaviour, especially during seizures caused by epilepsy.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Big hits of IPL-10
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The following is the list of top performers of the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) which concluded in Hyderabad on Sunday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Parking woes drive China to regulate booming bike-sharing
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China is considering to regulate bike-sharing services that are booming nationwide but causing a significant challenge to urban management.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
P. Harikrishna finishes 12th at Moscow chess meet
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 12th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Qazis to tell bridegrooms to shun triple talaq: AIMPLB in SC
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Monday told the Supreme Court that it will tell Qazis to "advise" the bridegroom and bride during nikah to do away with the provision of triple talaq as it was undesirable in Shariat.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
More African nations join International Solar Alliance
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Four more African nations joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) on Monday while another country is expected to join on Tuesday, the External Affairs Ministry has said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Two terror suspects held in Punjab wanted to avenge sacrilege
Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 22 (IANS) Two suspected terrorists arrested from the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar district had planned terror activities to avenge several incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in the state in 2015, police sources said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tytler refuses consent for lie detector test
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Congress leader Jagdish Tytler has refused to give consent to undergoing lie-detector test in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Four suicide bombers killed at army base in Iraq's Diyala
Baghdad, May 22 (IANS) At least four suicide bombers, who carried out an attack on an army base in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, were killed by Iraqi soldiers on Monday, a security source said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Moody's withdraws M&M rating, ICRA reaffirms its rating
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service on Monday said it has withdrawn the 'Baa3' rating of automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Black Eyed Peas set to perform at Champions League final
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) The American group Black Eyed Peas are set to perform at the final of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Juventus in Cardiff on June 3, football's governing body announced on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football,Cinema/Showbiz
Engineered proteins could help combat viral infections
Toronto, May 22 (IANS) Researchers have turned a staple protein in every cell into a drug capable of thwarting the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Khattar in Singapore seeking investments for Haryana
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday launched the state's pitch for investment in Singapore with corporates and industrial houses making investment commitments.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Temperatures fall after widespread rains in Himachal
Shimla, May 22 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Monday due to widespread rains, with Shimla recording a high of 22.3 degrees Celsius, the weather office here said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Six couples held in BSP leader's hotel
Ghaziabad, May 22 (IANS) At least six couples were held in objectionable positions when the police raided a BSP leader's hotel here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ridheema Tiwari keen to counsel victimised women (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Ridhima Tiwari says she would love to make a difference in the life of mistreated and victimised women.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Time of photo-capture provides valuable data to study tigers'
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A new method developed by experts incorporates time of photo-capture to estimate abundance and spatial distribution of tigers and helps represent data closer to reality, a statement said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hindu, Muslim wives donate kidney to other's husband
Noida, May 22 (IANS) Human blood holds no narrow sectarian boundaries, was proved when a Hindu and a Muslim woman donated one of their kidneys to the other's husband at a hospital here.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sneha Wagh faints on 'Sher-e-Punjab...' set
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Sneha Wagh, who plays Raj Kaur in the historical show "Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh", fainted on the set here.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Abu Dhabi's Emirates Foundation launches mobile app
Abu Dhabi, May 22 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi government, has announced the launch of its "Volunteering" Mobile App as part of its 10th annual Ramadan Campaign.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Togo,Religion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Nothing special if Pakistanis allowed or rejected in PKL, says Anup Kumar
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Indian Kabaddi team captain Anup Kumar on Monday said he has no problems playing with or against a player from across the border adding that it was the government's call to allow or deny any Pakistan player from taking part in the upcoming fifth season of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
BJP will come to power in Telangana, says Amit Shah
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday exuded confidence that the party will come to power in Telangana in coming days.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
SC notice on plea against Manipur Police's 'arbitrary' acts
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Central and Manipur governments' response on a petition by parents of Irom Rojer who was killed in 2011 in a road rage case by Ajay Meetai - the son of present Chief Minister N. Biren Singh - seeking protection from the illegal and arbitrary acts of the state police.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Taapsee wraps up London schedule of 'Judwaa 2'
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has finished the London schedule of the "Judwaa" sequel, and says it was quite an experience.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ivory Coast to hold 9th SILA book fair
Abidjan, May 22 (IANS/MAP) Ivory Coast is set to hold the 9th edition of the International Book Fair of Abidjan (SILA) from May 24 and has invited visitors to participate massively in the event.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Cote D'ivoire,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,Education
Exide inks settlement with US firm on trademark use
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Amid ongoing litigation in the Supreme Court over usage of Exide trademark in India, battery major Exide Industries Ltd on Monday said it has entered into a settlement agreement with US-based Exide Technologies to resolve the long standing dispute.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
18 arrested, 2 police officials suspended over Jharkhand lynching
Ranchi, May 22 (IANS) Eighteen persons have been arrested and the officers in charge of two police stations suspended in Jharkhand in connection with the lynching of seven persons on May 18 on suspicion of being child lifters.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Left Front to observe Condemnation Day in Bengal
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The Left Front will observe a state-wide condemnation day on Tuesday in protest against the "police atrocities" against their activists who participated in Monday's "March to Nabanna" protest programme.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mayawati to visit Saharanpur on Tuesday
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati is scheduled to visit Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, where a caste conflict had erupted in April and many Dalits were targeted.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Modern ports must for growth of India's world trade: Modi
Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said developing modern ports was important for India to cement its position in the global trade sector.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Monsoon likely to hit Odisha in June
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Odisha, which is reeling under an intense heat wave, is likely to experience rains triggered by the south-west monsoon in the first week of June, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Arunachal to provide zero interest crop loan to marginal farmers
Itanagar, May 22 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to provide zero interest crop loan to marginal farmers of the state to enable them easy access to formal credit through banking channels, an official said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Wish to do hardcore action movie: Elli Avram
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Actress Eli Avram says she would love to do hardcore action movies as she finds herself "excellent" in mixed martial arts.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Electric car maker Tesla to delay Indian launch
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Lack of component suppliers in India is delaying the entry of electric cars in the country, Tesla's founder and CEO Elon Musk said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
UP set to do away with minorities quota in schemes
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) In a move likely to trigger a political storm, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is all set to end the 20 per cent quota for minorities in social welfare schemes.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Missing Indian climber found dead on Everest
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) The body of a 27-year-old Indian climber, who has been missing since Saturday on Everest, has been found after 36 hours of intense search.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Many injured in pitched battles between police, Left Front protesters
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A number of police personnel and Left protesters were injured on Monday as the security forces used tear gas and baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
TV content breaking the stereotypes now: Actor Tarun Khanna
Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) Actor Tarun Khanna, who will soon be seen in the fantasy-based television show "Aarambh", says the content on television is now breaking the stereotypes created over the years.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Cinema/Showbiz
Microsoft India inks MoU with Telecom Sector Skill Council
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Microsoft India on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to drive skill development through "Project Sangam".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
EU votes to formally start Brexit negotiations
London, May 22 (IANS) The 27 remaining member states of the European Union on Monday voted to formally authorise the start of Brexit negotiations with Britain.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Bhubaneshwar flight returns to Mumbai after 'smoke' in cockpit
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) An Air India Mumbai-Bhubaneshwar flight was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off due to suspected smoke in the cockpit here on Monday, officials said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Moon's top advisor points to need for dialogue with N. Korea
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in's top security advisor on Monday voiced a need to resume talks with North Korea, though he said the dialogue must not get in the way of international sanctions against the communist state.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Surge in FMCG stocks lifts Indian equity markets (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A rally in FMCG stocks following the government's decision to exempt food items from the purview of Goods and Services Tax (GST) lifted the Indian equity markets on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
MAMI film fest to award excellence in digital content
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The 2017 edition of the JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival will have a new award category -- the Jio MAMI Award For Excellence in Digital Content, the Reliance Foundation announced on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
25 Indian doctors stranded in China to return Tuesday
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) Twenty-five Indian doctors and their families, stuck in a hotel in China's Shenzhen city after their travel agent failed to pay the Chinese tour operator, will travel to India on Tuesday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Four dead in MP after allegedly consuming spurious liquor
Morena (Madhya Pradesh), May 22 (IANS) Four persons died and three fell ill in the past two days in a Madhya Pradesh village after allegedly consuming spurious liquor, officials said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Dinakaran's aide Sukesh Chandrashekar denied bail
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A special court here on Monday rejected the bail plea of alleged middleman and sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran's aide Sukesh Chandrashekar in a bribe case.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kangana will always have me by her side, says sister Rangoli
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli has reacted to rumours that there's a rift between the siblings, saying her pregnancy is the only reason why she is not seen enough with Kangana nowadays.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No bomb manufacturing will be allowed: Mamata
Bolpur (West Bengal), May 22 (IANS) In a stern warning, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday instructed the police to step up vigilance and check bomb manufacturing, particularly, in sensitive areas of Birbhum district, where crude bomb-making related explosions have occurred.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Many injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A number of police personnel and Left party workers were injured, with security forces lobbed tear gas shells and carried out baton charges as thousands of belligerent activists fought pitched battles with them and broke barricades here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
BJP plans grand 'Modifest' in 900 cities to mark three years
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The ruling BJP has planned a grand 'Modifest' in 900 cities across the country between May 26 to June 15 to highlight the central government's achievements in the three years of the Narendra Modi government.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Highest-ever food grain production this year: Agriculture Minister
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Good monsoon for consecutive two years, coupled with farmer-friendly policies and decisions of the Modi government, is going to result into highest-ever production of foodgrain in the country this year, said Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Parineeta to play politician in 'Ek Tha Raja...'
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Parineeta Borthakur of "Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur" fame has joined the cast of "Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani" as a politician.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tie Arundhati Roy to jeep, says Paresh Rawal, faces Twitter flak
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Veteran actor and parliamentarian Paresh Rawal has attracted a lot of flak on Twitter for saying the army should "tie" author Arundhati Roy to an army jeep instead of tying a "stone pelter".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
China probes online porn, fake news organisations
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) Four teams of inspectors are undertaking a month-long investigation into online pornography and fake news organisations across 11 Chinese provincial-level regions, an official said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP Police register murder case in IAS officer's death
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Police here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday registered a case of murder in the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran denounces Trump's remarks in Riyadh
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's recent anti-Iran remarks were aimed at "milking" Saudi Arabia, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Top national leaders to attend Karunanidhi's birthday celebrations
Chennai, May 22 (ians) Amidst ongoing consultations among opposition leaders on the upcoming presidential election, top national leaders, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and Left leaders will attend the birthday celebrations of DMK President M Karunanidhi here on June 3.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
WannaCry invasion preventable with patch, security updates: Kaspersky
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) The installation of the official Microsoft patch and security software updates can protect computers from attacks of the WannaCry ransomware, Russian security software company Kaspersky Lab has said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Business/Economy
Samsung to continue seeking mergers and acquisitions
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Samsung on Monday said it will continue to seek mergers and acquisitions to provide distinctive experiences to its customers.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Samsung to showcase world's first 'stretchable' display
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Samsung on Monday said it will showcase the world's first "stretchable" panel during the SID 2017 hosted by the Society for Information Display US tech fair.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Sports lottery to boost Australia's Olympic funding, says minister
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) The Australian government is a step closer to introducing a British-style Olympic lottery which could raise 50 million AU dollars ($37.2 million) annually for the development of elite sports, according to a plan outlined by Sports Minister Greg Hunt on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Five-kg bomb found in Chhattisgarh, defused
Kanker (Chhattisgarh), May 22 (IANS) A five-kg explosive packed in a lunchbox and planted under a bridge in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh was found on Monday by security forces, police said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese state-run daily denies Beijing killed CIA agents
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) A Chinese state-run newspaper on Monday denied that Beijing killed at least a dozen CIA informers between 2010 and 2012 as reported by US daily The New York Times last week.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Goa Tourism Minister welcomes Tejas Express initiative
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has welcomed the introduction of the semi-high speed Mumbai-Goa Tejas express, which is likely to reach Goa's Karmali station in a few hours on its maiden journey.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Judiciary's small bracketed solutions 'biggest problem': Parrikar
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) A judicial system, which tries to find small, bracketed solution for a multi-cultural and multi-situational country like India, is the "biggest problem", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Trump arrives in Israel
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday kicked off his Israel visit with a short speech in front of Air Force One at Tel Aviv airport, saying there was now a "rare opportunity ahead to bring peace and stability to the region".
2017-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
My wife most excited about my comeback on TV: Barun
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Barun Sobti says his wife Pashmeen Manchanda is most excited about his comeback on television.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tata Sons appoints Saurabh Agrawal as group CFO
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Tata Sons on Monday announced the appointment of Saurabh Agrawal as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Air pollution linked to DNA damage in children, teenagers
New York, May 22 (IANS) High levels of traffic-related air pollution may lead to a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening in children and teenagers, warns a study.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Meeting at Cannes to increase international footprint of Indian Cinema
Cannes, May 22 (IANS) Officials from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting explored opportunities to increase the global footprint of Indian cinema at a meeting attended by international filmmakers and policy experts at the Cannes Film Festival here.
2017-05-22
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Tough to make independent films on insurgency: National Award winner
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Jaicheng Jai Dohutia, who directed the National Film Award-winning Moran movie "Haanduk", says as a filmmaker it is not easy to make independent films on topics like insurgency.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Maharashtra assembly passes GST bill unanimously
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra Assembly on Monday unanimously passed the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) ratification bill after hectic deliberations at a three-day special session of the state legislature.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pradhan raises with OPEC issue of Asian premium charged on oil
Vienna, May 22 (IANS) Indian Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday raised the issue of premium being charged on oil supplied to Asian countries by some OPEC members and asked that a reasonable pricing policy be adopted by the 13-nation producers' cartel.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
No Bollywood styling for designers Anjalee, Arjun Kapoor
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor love designing for Bollywood actresses, but they don't prefer styling for movies as they feel it takes lot of time in coordination.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Boulder falls on bus in Uttarakhand, five killed
Nainital, May 22 (IANS) Five persons were killed and over 12 injured in Uttarakhand on Monday when a huge boulder rolled down a hill, fell on a bus and smashed its front completely, police said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 Malaysian Navy men missing, boat loses contact
Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (IANS) At least nine navy personnel have gone missing after their boat lost contact during regular patrol off the Southern Johor state in Malaysia.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Defence/Security
Harsh Vardhan takes charge as new Environment Minister
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday took charge of the Environment Ministry -- an additional portfolio allotted to him following the sudden demise of previous incumbent Anil Madhav Dave last week.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Bayern ready to splash out over $100 million on transfers
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) After a disappointing football season with only one title, Bayern Munich have announced they are considering to invest a record over $100 million into new footballers.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
S. Korean President's first approval rating posts 81.6%
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in's first approval rating since his inauguration earlier this month topped 80 per cent, a local poll showed on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
UP Police register murder case in IAS officer's death
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Police here on Monday registered a case of murder in the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Here's why girls should never take diet pills
London, May 22 (IANS) Is your teenaged daughter popping pills to shed weight? Beware, she may be at an increased risk of harming hormones, growth as well as mental health, researchers warned.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Kashmir policeman who decamped with service rifles joins Hizbul
Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) A police constable who decamped with four service rifles from Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen separatist group, officials said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TCS arm to conduct IIM-B course exams online
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) arm iON will partner with the state-run Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) to conduct exams for its massive open online courses across the country, said the global software major on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Nitish should confiscate Lalu's benami properties, open schools there: BJP
Patna, May 22 (IANS) The BJP on Monday dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to confiscate the alleged "benami" properties of ruling Grand Alliance partner, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family, and use them to open schools for poor children.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP government's 'honeymoon' comes under shadow as crimes soar
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Two months is not a long time in politics to fall from grace, especially when a landslide of public support has propelled you to power.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa to ban plastic at Dudhsagar waterfalls
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) Goa may put a cap on the number of tourists visiting the popular Dudhsagar waterfalls, while also banning use of plastic at the popular tourist site, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
China releases genetic profiles of over 300 wild giant pandas
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China's Sichuan province on Monday released statistics on the progress of its giant panda genetic profiling project.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Suresh Prabhu flags off high-speed Tejas Express
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday flagged off the country's first high-speed and feature rich train Tejas Express from Chatrapati Shivaji Station here.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Thousands wait to see Saint's relic in Moscow
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Thousands of worshipers on Monday began lining up in Moscow to see the relic of St. Nicholas, which had been kept in Bari, Italy, for more than 900 years.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Religion,Diplomacy
Coal ex-Secretary gets two-year jail; gets bail
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Special CBI Court here on Monday sentenced former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta, convicted along with others in a Madhya Pradesh coal block allocation case, to two-year imprisonment.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Raymond launches khadi label as part of Make in India initiative
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Textile and apparel conglomerate Raymond Limited has launched sub-brand Khadi by Raymond -- a move in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Positive global cues lift Indian equities, FMCG stocks gain
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Positive global cues and healthy buying in FMCG, consumer durables and capital goods stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ukraine's Svitolina in women's top 10 tennis rankings
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina now ranks among the Women's Tennis Association top 10 list released Monday after her 4-6, 7-5 and 6-1 win over Romanian Simona Halep in the Italian Open final, while Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza rose to the fifth place.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Delhi realtor claims killing business partner, wife, 4 kids
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Delhi property dealer has confessed to having murdered his business partner, his wife and four kids over a property dispute, the city police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coal Ministry ex-Secretary jailed for two years
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Special Court here on Monday sent a former Secretary in the Coal Ministry and other former officials to jail for two years in a case relating to allocation of a Madhya Pradesh coal block to Kamal Sponge company.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-Africa ties provides limitless opportunities: Jaitley
Gandhinagar, May 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that India-Africa partnership could provide limitless opportunities for the future and that the two sides were engaging on a scale not witnessed earlier.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Don't feed fruit juice in child's first year, say pediatricians
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Parents should take note that breast milk or infant formula is sufficient for infants and children should not be offered fruit juice, which lacks dietary fiber and may contribute to excessive weight gain, at all in the first year, according to experts.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian cabbie 'racially abused', assaulted in Australia
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) An Indian cab driver was assaulted and beaten unconscious in the Australian state of Tasmania by two passengers who yelled racial slurs at him.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Murray continues to lead ATP rankings, Zverev enters top 10
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, while Germany's Alexander Zverev jumped to 10th place.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Poppy revenue main financial support of Afghan Taliban: Media
Kabul, May 22 (IANS) Taliban militants have been using money collected as taxes from poppy growers to buy weapons and continue their fight against the Afghan government, the media reported on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Environment/Wildlife
China to block India's NSG bid again
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China on Monday said it has not changed its position on India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), indicating it will again block New Delhi's plea at the plenary session in Bern next month.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus
Melbourne, May 22 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a "super oyster" that is resistant to the deadly Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS), it was announced on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Young Indian cartoonist wins top conservation award
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Avid bird watcher, Rohan Chakravarty has turned his love for wildlife and environment into his muse by drawing cartoons centred on conservation issues under the banner of Green Humour, a comic strip that is being distributed internationally
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife
Bank of India narrows net loss to Rs 1,045.54 cr
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The state run lender Bank of India on Monday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 1,045.54 crore in the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 3,587.11 crore of net loss incurred in the year-ago period.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Germany, China urge US to uphold Paris climate deal
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) The governments of Germany and China on Monday urged the US not to walk away from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Trump visits Israel after urging Middle East to purge 'evil'
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump was on Monday set to land in Israel to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a day after urging Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and "drive out" terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
N. Korea unveils Earth photos captured by latest missile
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) North Korea on Monday unveiled photos of the Earth taken by a camera mounted on a ballistic missile it launched a day earlier.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Technology,Diplomacy
Eating fruits, vegetables daily may cut artery disease
New York, May 22 (IANS) Increased consumption of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing an artery disease that affects blood flow to the legs, researchers say.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
National Award winning film 'Ringan' set for theatrical release
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) National Award winning Marathi film "Ringan" will get a theatrical release on June 30.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Multiplex cinema stocks slip after being put in 28% GST bracket
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Stocks of multiplex cinema halls slipped on Monday following the government's decision to put cinema tickets in the 28 per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shatrughan bats for Lalu-Kejriwal, Sushil Modi wants him removed
New Delhi/Patna, May 22 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Monday came out in support of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that "enough of negative politics and mudslinging".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IT industry sees 24% fall in hiring in April: Survey
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) With top IT firms laying off professionals, the IT-software industry was hit the most with a 24 per cent fall in hiring in April this year as compared to April 2016, according to a survey by job site Naukri.com.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hundreds of patients in Sri Lanka sans treatment as doctors strike
Colombo, May 22 (IANS) Hundreds of patients across Sri Lanka went without treatment on Monday as government doctors went on a 24-hour strike, crippling the island's health sector.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Want to do roles which are beyond looking pretty: Manisha Koirala
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Her flawless skin texture and glowing face made her count as one of the prettiest faces to emerge in Bollywood. In her comeback film "Dear Maya", Manisha Koirala -- who was on a hiatus from the arc lights to battle cancer -- uninhibitedly plays an aged woman, and says her get up didn't bother her because she loves to explore different characters as a performer.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Achuthanandan demands white paper on Vizhinjam Port
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Former Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on Monday demanded a white paper on the proposed Vizhinjam Port, saying the agreement is "not in the interest of Kerala".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Striker Fabiano helps Vasco beat Bahia
Rio de Janeiro, May 22 (IANS) A second-half goal from former Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano helped Vasco da Gama to a 2-1 victory over Bahia in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football