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Pakistan journalists sign petition against media curbs
Lahore, April 19 (IANS) More than 50 journalists including editors, columnists, media persons and media freedom organisation representatives in Pakistan have signed a petition against the ongoing curbs on freedom of expression in the country.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Judge Loya case: Rahul behind petitions, says BJP
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said the "invisible hand" behind the petition on Judge B.H. Loya case was of the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi and they should apologise to the country for defaming the judiciary.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rape protest: 9 on hunger strike in Bihar
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Nine people, including six women, are on a 72-hour hunger strike in the Bihar capital here. They are protesting against the rape cases in Kathua, Unnao, Surat and Rohtas that have led to countrywide outrage.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spectacular Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Keep your heads up at night this weekend to witness a spectacular celestial show as scientists expect the Lyrid meteor shower to peak shortly before dawn on April 22.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sisodia calls Delhi LG 'dictator'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday called Lt. Governor Anil Baijal a "dictator" and accused him of running a "parallel government" in the capital.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Serve in Jharkhand after MBBS or face fine
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has made it mandatory for doctors to work in the state for three years after post graduation from state-based medical institutes, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
#MeToo hits Japan as top official quits over abuse claims
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) A top bureaucrat in Japan's Finance Ministry has resigned following allegations that he sexually harassed female journalists.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Japan,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shaniwar Wada to be recreated for 'Panipat'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, whose movies are known to have detailed sets, is getting the Shaniwar Wada fort -- the seat of the Peshwa empire -- recreated for his upcoming period film "Panipat".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengaluru most preferred in Asia Pacific for office space
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Bengaluru is the most preferred city for office expansion in the Asia Pacific region, followed by Shanghai and Singapore, a report by commercial real estate services firm CBRE said here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Brazil to have primary surplus in 2022: IMF
Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Brazil will manage to recover enough to register an annual primary budget surplus in 2022, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Brazil,Business/Economy
President all praise for J&K people
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has praised the the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their commitment towards tolerance despite heavy odds.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
I need to work more on my fitness, say TT sensation Manika Batra
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Till recently an emerging table-tennis star, Manika Batra has turned into an overnight sensation after her impressive run in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, where she bagged medals in all four events on offer, including an unprecedented gold in the women's singles and team championship.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
TECNO Mobile launches new affordable smartphone in India
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, on Thursday launched a new "Camon i Sky" smartphone in India for Rs 7,499.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Music video a sprint, but film a marathon: 'Beyond The Clouds' Producer
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With over 90 music videos to her credit as a director, Shareen Mantri has produced films like "The Legend of Michael Mishra" and now Majid Majidi's "Beyond The Clouds". She says if a music video is a sprint, a film is a marathon, but making a movie is an extraordinary experience.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
US action on ZTE to hurt itself: China
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China on Thursday said the US will damage itself if it takes action against China's leading telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Nitish, Rabri set to be elected unopposed in Bihar Council polls
Patna, April 19 (IANS) All eleven candidates including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are set to be elected unopposed on Thursday to the Bihar Legislative Council, officials said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Key equity markets rise on Asian cues, supportive metal, IT stocks
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The key Indian equity markets traded in the positive territory on Thursday afternoon tracking strong cues from the Asian markets.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Blast in van kills 4
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) At least four people were killed when a cylinder exploded in a van in Pakistan's Sindh province.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cumberbatch's message for youth on women
London, April 19 (IANS) British star Benedict Cumberbatch has shared some powerful words for boys dating girls -- "respect, just respect".
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk
London, April 19 (IANS) Consuming fatty fish four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and prevent the risk of heart disease, finds a study.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I will continue boxing till my body allows, says CWG gold medallist Mary Kom (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) After clinching her maiden Commonwealth Games medal, five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom says she took the Gold Coast Games as a challenge and has urged other athletes to "flush out" the age factor.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
'Monster Hunt 2' gets India release date
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Raman Huis live-action adventure film "Monster Hunt 2" will be releasing in India on May 11.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Zoom channel gets makeover, goes platform agnostic
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Bollywood TV channel Zoom will get a new look and feel to match refreshed content, courtesy a partnership with fashion e-tailer Myntra.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Munjals, Burmans submit higher bid of Rs 1,500 cr for Fortis Healthcare
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Sunil Kant Munjal of Hero Enterprise as wells Anand Burman and Mohit Burman of Burman family have approached the Board of Fortis Healthcare with a binding offer to invest Rs 1,500 crore directly in the company, a company statement said here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Ex-911 operator jailed in US for hanging up
New York, April 19 (IANS) A former 911 operator in Houston, who hung up on people calling for emergency services, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation, authorities said.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kathua case: Students clash with security forces in J&K towns
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) Students protesting the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu's Kathua district in January, clashed with the security forces on Thursday in north Kashmir's Baramulla and south Kashmir's Shopian districts.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cilic advances at Monte-Carlo Masters
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 19 (IANS) Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia advanced to the third round of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament after defeating Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-6 (4).
2018-04-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Australian scientists develops 'sponge' for cleaning oil spills
Canberra, April 19 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a polymer "sponge" capable of soaking up oil spills. The highly buoyant polymer is made of waste cooking oils and sulphur, by-products of the food and petroleum industries, and has the ability to clean up crude oil and diesel spills.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Business/Economy
Some people have created a false face of Islam: Iranian director Majid Majidi (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Islam is about friendship, kindness and peace, and far from roughness and terrorism that it has been lately associated it, avers Majid Majidi, the globally acclaimed Iranian director who once attempted to change the "false" perception of the religion with the film "Muhammad: The Messenger of God". But he realised that the path is full of thorns.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,IANS Life
Sharapova to feature in Birmingham tourney
London, April 19 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said that she planned to play in the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, England, to prepare for the grass courts of Wimbledon.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Orange Business Services, Siemens partner to deliver IoT solutions
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Global IT and telecommunications services provider Orange Business Services and automation company Siemens on Thursday announced a collaboration to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for the industrial sector.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Eibar beat Espanyol to snap winless streak
Cornella de Llobregat (Spain), April 19 (IANS) Eibar prevailed 1-0 over RCD Espanyol to post their first victory in seven matches in the top division of Spanish football.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rakesh Roshan to get lifetime achievement honour
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Rakesh Roshan will be felicitated with a Lifetime Achievement honour at the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards for his contribution as a producer, director, screenwriter, editor and actor in Hindi films.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Knew 'Omerta' wouldn't be cakewalk with censor board: Hansal Mehta
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, whose "Omerta" will now release on May 4, says he knew getting through the censor board would not have been a cakewalk with the film which is inspired by the life of a real-life terrorist.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Getafe beat Valencia in La Liga
Valencia (Spain), April 19 (IANS) Getafe took a 2-0 lead and withstood Valencia's late surge to win 2-1 and come away with all three points in their Spanish top division football match here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Obesity raises risk of irregular heart rate
New York, April 19 (IANS) Obesity may increase risk of developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, says a study of nearly 70,00 patients.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
SC for fair trial in Kathua rape-murder case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Jammu lawyers for obstructing the filing of charge sheet in the Kathua minor rape and murder case even as they claimed they were protesting on a different issue.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US, China have not held any trade dispute talks yet, says Beijing
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China and the US have still not held any bilateral talks over trade frictions, China's Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Reliance Infra debuts in railway space, bags EPC contract
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure Limited EPC has received the Letter of Award (LOA) from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for its maiden railway project worth Rs 774 crore for the construction of third rail line between Jimidipeta and Gotlam on East Coast Railway on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, the company said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Eintracht edges Schalke 1-0 to reach second straight German Cup final
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), April 19 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt advanced to its second consecutive German Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Schalke 04 and will next take on 18-time champion Bayern Munich for the championship.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Late Ronaldo strike boosts Real Madrid
Madrid, April 19 (IANS) An outstanding performance by the goalkeeper Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane passed on during the January transfer window left the multiple European champions needing some Cristiano Ronaldo magic in the final minutes to avoid a loss to Athletic Club Bilbao.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Countries joining Belt and Road Initiative can expect growth: Survey
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Countries joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are likely to see their growth lifted over the next five years, according to a survey.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Stop unproductive phone calls, meetings: Elon Musk to staff
London, April 19 (IANS) As Tesla aims to boost the production of its Model 3 sedan, company CEO Elon Musk has told his staff to cut short unproductive phone calls and meetings.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
All religious beliefs as good as Tripura CM's views: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Writer Javed Akhtar on Thursday took a jibe at Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for saying that the Internet existed during the time of Mahabharata.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
India focuses on Kazakhstan to boost fruit exports to Central Asia
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Scouting for untapped international markets in the face of dwindling fruit exports, the government has zeroed in on Kazakhstan, which is expected to open up local markets in the Central Asian region, where tropical fruits are in demand.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Corinthians beat Independiente in Copa Libertadores
Buenos Aires, April 19 (IANS) Brazilian football club Corinthians defeated the Argentina's Independiente 1-0, cementing their lead at the top of Group G in the Copa Libertadores here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
UP to felicitate CWG medal winners from state
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will be soon honouring five sportspersons from the state who won medals at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) held in Australia, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Sports
InFocus launches phone with 'dualfie' capability in India
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) US-based technology company InFocus on Thursday launched "Vision 3 PRO" with face unlock feature in India for Rs 10,999.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Marrowbone' to release in India in May
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Sergio Sanchez's "Marrowbone", which features Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth and George MacKay, will release in India on May 4.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Truth and Dare': Mediocre fare and unexciting (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Truth and Dare"; Director: Jeff Wadlow; Cast: Lucy Hale, Violett Beane, Tyler Posey, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron, Sophia Ali, Nolan Gerard Funk; Rating: **1/2
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Tucuman claims first win in Copa Libertadores
La Paz (Bolivia), April 19 (IANS) Argentine football club Atletico Tucuman claimed their first victory in the Copa Libertadores after defeating Bolivian team The Strongest 2-1 away, at an altitude of 3,600 meters here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
US orders jet engine checks after Tuesday's blast
New York, April 19 (IANS) The US aviation authorities have ordered inspections of fan blades in jet engines after a mid-air explosion punctured a Southwest Airlines' window, killing a passenger on Tuesday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
It's a blessing to reach out to north, south viewers: Kiara Advani
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani, who featured in "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story", is all set to make her debut in Telugu cinema opposite superstar Mahesh Babu in "Bharat Ane Nenu". She says its a blessing to be able to cater to the audience in the north and south market.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab Sikh woman pilgrim converts to Islam, remarries in Pakistan
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) A Sikh woman pilgrim from Hoshiarpur district has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistan national, reports reaching her family in Punjab have indicated.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
US, China need cooperation, not trade wars: Bloomberg
New York, April 19 (IANS) The US and China, the most important trade partners to each other, need cooperation instead of trade wars, said Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rajasthan setting up largest start-up incubation hub in the country
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Move over Bengaluru and Pune. Udaipur in Rajasthan is aiming to set up the biggest start-up hub in the country with a capacity to accommodate 700 newcomers.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pahmos: Tiny food haven to lift mood, tickle your taste buds (Foodie Trail - Noida)
Noida, April 19 (IANS) Fancy a quick bite and devilishly sinful chocolate shake? Then drop by Pahmos -- a tiny, trendy café that offers a tempting spread of global fusion cuisine for you to gorge on without burning a hole in pocket. The vast menu aims to galvanize the taste buds of both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Features,Immigration/Law/Rights,IANS Life
Apple working on iPhone SE 2: Report
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Apple is reportedly working on several iPhone models and have registered those model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a Russian-language regulatory organisation.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Protein linked to aggressive breast cancer identified
New York, April 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified a protein that is strongly associated with metastatic breast cancer and that could be a target for future therapies.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Truth, torture, Trump and more: James Comey's eventful career (Book Review)
Title: A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership; Author: James Comey; Publisher: Pan Macmillan; Pages: 305; Price: Rs 799
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
SC rejects plea for SIT probe into Judge Loya's death
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petition seeking SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya who was earlier holding trial in the Shorabuddin Sheikh staged shoot out case.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Once decrepit, Varanasi's Balaji Ghat gets a makeover
Varanasi, April 19 (IANS) It's a city considered sacred by Hindus and is among the oldest in the world to have been continually inhabited. As the Ganges river flows past its ghats, all 88 of them, each one has a historical tale to tell -- if only the walls could speak.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
SC dismisses plea for SIT probe in Judge Loya case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea for a Special Investigation Team probe into the alleged mysterious death of special CBI Judge B.H. Loya.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA's planet-hunter satellite launched on SpaceX rocket
Washington, April 19 (IANS) NASA's next planet-hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban to host Tony Awards
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Music artistes Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the theatre industry's biggest awards ceremony Tony Awards.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Kalank' shoot begins
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The shooting for filmmaker Karan Johar's next production venture "Kalank" has begun.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karan Johar honoured to be first Indian filmmaker at Madame Tussauds
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he feels honoured to be the first filmmaker from India to have a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Beyond the Clouds': Visually appealing but lacks soul (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Beyond the Clouds"; Director: Majid Majidi; Cast: Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan, Goutam Ghose, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Dwani Rajesh; Rating: ***
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Third-parties abusing 'Facebook Login' to steal users' data: Report
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Several third-party trackers are abusing Facebook Login, exfiltrating users' data including name, email address, age range, gender, locale and profile photo, a new security research report has claimed.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Packed Australian prison prompts end to mandatory minimum sentences
Canberra, April 19 (IANS) Overcrowded prisons in Australia have prompted calls for mandatory sentencing to be abolished, a media report said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Omerta' release postponed after censor hurdle over national anthem
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Hansal Mehtas gritty, raw, brutal and disturbing "Omerta", the film about the global terror activities of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, has finally been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification with an 'A' certificate.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
Delhi set to get hotter
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Thursday with the maximum temperature set to touch 40 degrees Celsius.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Learn coding on mobile with Google's Grasshopper app
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) To help beginners learn coding on their smartphones, Google has launched a new learn-to-code app called Grasshopper.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump 'will walk out' if North Korea talks not fruitful
Washington, April 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will "walk out", media reported.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
OnePlus teams up with Marvel Studios for 'Avengers: Infinity War'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday announced a partnership with Marvel Studios to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the film "Avengers: Infinity War" which arrives in theatres on April 27.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Suu Kyi leaves for Vietnam
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday on a two-day official visit to Vietnam, media reports said.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Remo doing fantastic job with 'Race 3': Jacqueline
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has praised director Remo D'Souza for doing a fantastic job with "Race 3", the third installment of the popular action-thriller franchise "Race".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
1 killed Myanmar storm
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) One person has been killed and more than 800 houses, including monasteries, have been destroyed in a storm that hit Myanmar over the past three days, media reports said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
NASA's new planet-hunting mission begins
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The US space agency NASA's next planet-hunting spacecraft has lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida successfully.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
US plane makes emergency landing over smoke issue
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A US passenger plane bound for London has made an emergency landing in Atlanta city after its engine began issuing smoke, the airline said. No casualties were reported.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Chinese forces hold live-fire drill on southeast coast
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) An air unit of the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) ground force have held a live-fire exercise off China's southeast coast, the ground force said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Defence/Security
2 killed in Indonesia quake
Jakarta, April 19 (IANS) A shallow earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit Central Java region in Indonesia killing at least two persons, a disaster agency official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Katy Perry launches scented sandal collection
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has introduced a range of fruit-scented sandals for her Katy Perry Collections footwear range.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump negotiates trade deal with Japan
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he is negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with Japan and that his country would only re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if its member countries offered him a deal he could not refuse.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
EU official, Zuckerberg discuss privacy protection
Brussels, April 19 (IANS) European Commission Vice President for the digital single market Andrus Ansip said on Wednesday he had met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and discussed privacy protection and countering disinformation.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Technology
US slaps sanctions on Syrian for human smuggling
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The US Treasury announced on Wednesday it has imposed sanctions on one Syrian person and his organisation for smuggling people to the US border.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chrissy Teigen hints at second make-up collaboration
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has shared a sneak peak of a photoshoot for a possible second Becca cosmetics collaboration.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Porsche, Audi headquarters searched in connection to 'dieselgate'
Berlin, April 19 (IANS) German state prosecutors and regional police have searched several premises associated with the car makers Porsche and Audi in the ongoing "dieselgate scandal", a spokesperson for the Stuttgart State Prosecution Office confirmed on Wednesday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Stormy Daniels' attorney raps Trump on Twitter
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Michael Avenatti, adult movie star Stormy Daniels' lawyer, who is suing US President Donald Trump, on Wednesday exchanged fire with Trump directly on Twitter after the latter posted his first tweet about Daniels.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Unexpected rise in inflation could unleash financial turmoil: IMF
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday warned that an unexpected rise in the US inflation, resulting from the aggressive fiscal stimulus launched by President Donald Trump, would cause significant global financial tensions forcing central banks around the world to respond firmly.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Turkey elections moved up to June: Erdogan
Ankara, April 19 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced that general and presidential elections were being moved up to June 24, almost a year and a half earlier than scheduled.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Paula Patton predicted Markle's future royal status
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actress Paula Patton says she predicted that Meghan Markle would become a member of the royal family one day.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's foreign policy done with level eyes: Modi
London, April 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India's foreign policy is done with level eyes and that New Delhi has emerged as the key voice for the Third World on the global platform.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Modi warns Pakistan on terrorism, expresses concern over rape incidents (Roundup)
London, April 19 (IANS) In a veiled message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that antics of those exporting terror and trying to backstab will not be tolerated and they will be answered in language they understand.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
Congress should apologise for 'Hindu terror' charge: Shah
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Accusing the Congress party of indulging in vote bank politics, BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday asked Rahul Gandhi to apologise to Hindus for labelling them 'terrorists'.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia opens 1st movie theater in 35 years
Riyadh, April 19 (IANS) The opening of the first movie theater in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday has been highly anticipated across the country, after over 35 years of prohibition for religious reasons.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Welcome criticism, but it has taken form of allegations: Modi
London, April 19 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Congress and the opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that he "welcomed criticism" and said it was a like a "goldmine for him" but "nowadays criticism has taken form of allegations".
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
Modi meets Queen Elizabeth
London, April 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday had an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy
Mindtree's Q4 net profit up 87.5%
Bangaluru, April 19 (IANS) Global technology services company Mindtree on Wednesday reported a rise of 87.5 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter to Rs 182.2 crore.
2018-04-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
Strong demand recovery except in urban, premium real estate: Mahindra
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Wednesday said that a review of his group businesses have shown a "strong demand recovery except in urban, premium real estate".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Will raise exporters' GST refunds with Finance Ministry: Prabhu
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In response to exporters' demands, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday assured them of taking up the issue of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund with the Finance Ministry.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kolkata rallyists seek justice for Kathua rape victim
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Seeking "Justice" for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, singers, painters and sports personalities on Wednesday joined common people including a large number of women in a rally in the heart of the city.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India informed Pakistan about surgical strike before announcing it: Modi
London, April 18 (IANS) Terming "surgical strike" an answer to the "exporters of terrorism", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India informed Pakistan about the 2016 strike before announcing to the media in the country.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diaspora
IPL-2018: All-round KKR record facile seven-wicket win over Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) stretched their winning run to two games by registering a facile seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Want to create 1.5 lakh wellness centres in India: Modi
London, April 18 (IANS) Emphasizing on initiatives to improve India's healthcare sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government has plans to open around 1.5 lakh wellness centres across the country.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Centre to provide smartphones for promoting 'Poshan Abhiyaan'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday decided to provide smartphones, instead of tablets, to Anganwadi workers to promote the "Poshan Abhiyaan" nutrition scheme, an official statement said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Akshaya Tritiya spurs gold, jewellery sales in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Hundreds of customers, especially women, made a beeline to gold and jewellery shops across the city on Wednesday to buy the glittering ornaments for celebrating Akshaya Tritiya festival.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Maneka, Mamata spar on killing of Royal Bengal tiger
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday termed West Bengal as the only place in the country where illegal killing of wild animals is "allowed and encouraged", prompting an angry reaction from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who demanded an apology from the minister for "insulting adivasis" (tribals).
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
A rape is a rape, no politics over issue: Modi
London, April 18 (IANS) With multiple rape cases of minor girls sparking nation-wide outrage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there should be no politics over the issue.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
ACC Q1 consolidated net profit up 18%
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Cement and ready mixed concrete manufacturer ACC on Wednesday reported an increase of 18.48 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Only 29 candidates file nominations for Karnataka assembly polls
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Only 29 candidates, including 17 Independents, filed their nominations till Wednesday across the state for the May 12 Karnataka polls.A
2018-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Goa man, who posted fake news of Parrikar's death, arrested
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) The Goa Police Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a 35-year-old man of South Goa's Vasco port town for posting a fake news in Facebook on Tuesday, which claimed that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer in the United States, is no more.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP, J&K government protecting rapists, says Goa Church body
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) The governments in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are protecting rapists and denying justice to rape victims and their families in the Kathua and Unnao cases, the Council for Social Justice and Peace, a wing of Goa's influential Roman Catholic Church, said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Britain sign nine agreements, announce initiatives
London, April 18 (IANS) India and Britain on Wednesday signed a number of agreements and announced initiatives, including in the areas of technology, trade and investment, during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
40 lakh senior citizens gave up railway concession: Modi
London, April 18 (IANS) Over 40 lakh senior citizens have voluntarily given up the concession in reservation of railway tickets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diaspora,Business/Economy
I am servant of 125 crore Indians: Modi
London, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that his life at the railway station was about his personal struggles and the person in the Royal Palace here was the 'Sevak' (servant) of 125 crore Indians.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diaspora
IPL-2018: KKR bowlers restrict Rajasthan to 160/8
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 160/8 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
CPI-M demands NIA file appeal in Mecca Masjid acquittals
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday demanded that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) file an appeal against the acquittal of the accused in the Mecca Masjid blast, which it termed as "latest mockery of justice".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
IFAD, Ant Financial ink accord to develop rural economies
Rome, 18 April (IANS/AKI) The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development and leading technology company Ant Financial Services Group have signed an agreement aimed at propelling rural economic development and reducing poverty in China and elsewhere, the IFAD said Wednesday in a statement.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
India's March domestic air passenger traffic up 28%
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.15 crore in March 2018 -- up 28.03 per cent -- from 90.45 lakh reported during the corresponding month of 2017, official data showed on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Italian Senate Speaker asked to explore possibilities of forming government
Rome, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday gave Senate Speaker Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati until Friday to see if the centre-right alliance and the populist Five-Star Movement can muster the numbers in parliament to govern after last month's inconclusive national election, his office said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics
With 11 medals, Indian Oil sports stars shine at 2018 CWG
Ahmedabad, April 18 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing behemoth Indian Oil's sports champions delivered a record performance by winning 11 medals -- four Gold, four Silver and three Bronze -- at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG) at Gold Coast, Australia.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Raids on Dalit activists 'to destroy evidence': Prakash Ambedkar
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) President Prakash Ambedkar on Wednesday alleged that the raids on Dalit activists in which the Maharashtra Police have seized electronic gadgets was intended to destroy evidences pertaining to the Koregaon-Bhima riots of January 1.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
New NPA resolution norms outcome oriented, flexible: RBI
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Defending the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) norms on resolution of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, announced in February, RBI Deputy Governor N.S. Vishwanathan on Wednesday said these are outcome-oriented and provide banks the flexibility on deciding the contours of resolution.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No home-grown talent: Is there an identity crisis at FC Barcelona?
Madrid, April 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona may have moved a step closer to the title with a 2-2 draw away to Celta Vigo on Tuesday night, but the starting XI fielded by coach Ernesto Valverde raised more than a few eyebrows and perhaps highlights a problem at the club.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Djokovic struggles to beat Coric in 2nd round of Monte Carlo Masters
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 18 (IANS) Two-time Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia struggled to beat Borna Coric of Croatia, but ultimately triumphed 7-6 (2), 7-5 in the tennis tournament's second round on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Modi must explain cash shortage to nation: Congress
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government must explain to the nation the cash shortage in ATMs across the country.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 unveils official mascot
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Son of Dreams was unveiled as official Mascot of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Maharashtra sarpanch held in Goa for illegal possession of revolver
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Goa Police on Wednesday arrested a sarpanch hailing from Maharashtra on the charge of illegally possessing a revolver.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC directs DGCA to specify minimum, maximum flying hours for pilots
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to specify the maximum and minimum flying hours and prescribe the flight and duty time limitation (FDTL).
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Three Kerala policemen arrested for custodial death
Aluva (Kerala), April 18 (IANS) Three Kerala policemen were arrested here on Wednesday for "wrongly" taking into custody a youth who died in a hospital three days later.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army felicitates CWG medallists
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday felicitated army athletes who were a part of the Indian contingent for the recently concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG) held in Gold Coast, Australia.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,Defence/Security,CWG-2018
Nasser Hussain tips Jemimah to be a future cricket star
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Former England cricket captain Nasser Hussain has tipped talented Jemimah Rodrigues to be a star for the Indian women's cricket team.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Roma fans line up to buy tickets for CL semi-final vs Liverpool
Rome, April 18 (IANS) Long lines of AS Roma football fans were queued up in wet weather outside an official club store on Wednesday to buy tickets for the UEFA Champions League semi-final home leg against Liverpool.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to cost Rs 800 crore
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' which is expected to be launched around October-November this year, is likely to cost Rs 800 crore, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi Police plans to set up high-tech control room
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police plans to set up a high-tech control room by December in north Delhi to boost its efficiency by combining the ambulance, fire, and disaster management operations, a senior officer said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aadhaar data can't be aggregated by the requesting entities, UIDAI tells SC
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday sought to dispel the apprehension that data generated in the course of identity authentication by the entities needing it could be aggregated and result the mapping and profiling of Aadhaar holders.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
India's March domestic air passenger traffic up 28% (Lead, correcting numbers in first and second para)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.15 crore in March 2018 -- up 28.03 per cent -- from 90.45 lakh reported during the corresponding month of 2017, official data showed on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Common admission portal for international students launched
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday launched a common admission portal for foreign students to promote Indian education to "200,000 international students by 2023".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
Indian government 'using right policies' to reach debt reduction goals: IMF official
United Nations, April 18 (IANS) India has a high debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio, but the government's goals to bring them down in the medium term are appropriate and it is using "the right policies,", an IMF official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
ATM operators seek higher 'interchange rates', customers may be hit
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bank customers may be hit as ATM operators have demanded higher "interchange rates" for ATM transactions to enable them to comply with recent stringent RBI guidelines, an industry body said here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Tell us of the steps taken on depletion of groundwater, asks SC
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Central government about the steps taken on the issue of depletion of groundwater in Delhi, and sought the presence of the Central Ground Water Board's Member Secretary before it for assistance on the issue.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Gujarat tourism package aims to connect non-resident youths to state
Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced a 10-day tourism package that aims to connect young Gujaratis living outside with the culture, industry, linguistics and arts of their native state and to strengthen their bonds with it.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
TLMAL sets up India's first 'metal-to-metal' bonding facility
New Delhi/Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures (TLMAL) on Wednesday inaugurated Indias first "metal-to-metal" bonding facility at Adibatla, Hyderabad.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC asks Jay Shah, news portal to settle defamation case
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Jay Shah, son of BJP President Amit Shah, and news portal "The Wire" to settle a defamation case filed by the former against the portal for carrying a story on the exponential increase in the turnover of his company after the BJP-led government came to power at the Centre in 2014.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New UK-India Tech Partnership to create jobs, generate investment
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The new UK-India Tech Partnership agreed to during the bilateral meeting between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Theresa May will help generate significant investment and create jobs, the British High Commission here said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Shami allowed to rejoin Delhi Daredevils by Kolkata Police
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, facing charges of domestic violence and extra-marital affairs levelled by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan, was on Tuesday allowed to rejoin his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils following a three-hour interrogation by the Kolkata police.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket,Crime/Disaster/Accident,IPL-2018
Vohra briefs President on overall security situation in J&K
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Wednesday briefed President Ram Nath Kovind about the issues concerning internal and external security in the state.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
People's interactions key to increasing business links: Japanese diplomat
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In order to strengthen business and trade relations between Japan and India, there is a need to increase people to people interactions in a bigger way, a Japanese diplomat said here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
ATM operators want higher 'interchange rates'
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bank customers may be hit as ATM operators have demanded higher 'interchange rates' for ATM transactions to enable them to comply with recent stringent RBI guidelines, an industry body said here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Twin storm claimed 18 lives in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Altogether 18 deaths were reported in the city and four southern districts following the twin storms accompanied by rains which lashed parts of West Bengal on Tuesday night, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Six more states to roll out intra-state e-way bill
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Six more states -- Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Uttarakhand -- will roll out intra-State e-way bills from Friday, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India, Britain to jointly hone skills of IT workforce
London, April 18 (IANS) India and Britain on Wednesday formed an India-UK Tech Alliance and signed an agreement to jointly hone skills of IT workforce and promote innovation in both the countries.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dumka fodder scam: CBI court hands jail terms to 37 convicts
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) A Special CBI court here on Wednesday handed jail terms ranging from three-and-a-half years to 14 years to 37 persons convicted in the fodder scam related to the fraudulent withdrawals from the Dumka treasury in the then undivided Bihar, an official said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
IPL: Kolkata to bowl against Rajasthan Royals
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Hero Team's Mena 19th, Santosh 21st after Stage 2 at Merzouga Rally
Erg Chebbi (Morocco), April 18 (IANS) Hero MotoSports Team Rally bikers Oriol Mena and C S Santosh were overall 19th and 21st after the second stage of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally here.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Erg Chebbi,Sports,Motorsports
BJP, AAP hand-in-glove, advisers sacked to gain sympathy: Congress
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken on Wednesday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP over the cancellation of the appointment of nine AAP advisers, saying the two parties were working together to make a dent in his party's vote share in the Lok Sabha elections.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Barca draw with Vigo to edge closer to La Liga title
Madrid, April 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona edged a little closer to the Spanish La Liga title and maintained their unbeaten record, despite dropping two points with a 2-2 draw away to Celta Vigo.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Cricket Australia refutes reports of new coach appointment
Melbourne, April 18 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) has denied claims that former Test opener Justin Langer will be appointed as Australia's head coach.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Manipur can have fishery projects: Vice President
Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaih Naidu on Wednesday said that there could be various fishery and aquarium projects in Manipur to increase income of farmers since the state has sufficient rainfall round the year.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Guadalajara beat Toronto in first leg of Concacaf Champions League final
Toronto, April 18 (IANS) Guadalajara Chivas got off to a solid start in the Concacaf Champions League final, defeating Toronto FC, the defending Major League Soccer (MLS) champion, 2-1 in the first leg of the series at BMO Field here.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Football
IPL: It was the perfect game for us, says MI skipper Rohit
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma termed their last game which the hosts won by 46 runs as the perfect one.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
UAE calls for combating impunity for sexual violence
New York, April 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has urged the international community to intensify efforts to combat impunity for sexual violence during conflict and reaffirmed its commitment to the UN's ongoing efforts in addressing these crimes.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Dumka fodder scam: CBI court hands jail terms to 37 convicts
New Delhi/Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) A Special CBI court in Ranchi on Wednessday handed jail terms ranging from three-and-a-half years to 14 years to 37 persons convicted in the fodder scam related to the fraudulent withdrawals from the Dumka treasury in then undivided Bihar, an official said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Nabha jail escapee KLF terrorist dies
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief and 2016 Nabha jailbreak accused Harminder Singh Mintoo died on Wednesday of "cardiac arrest", police said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fourth 'xXx' movie in works
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) After "xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage", the film which marked Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone's foray in Hollywood, the "xXx" franchise is set to get a fourth instalment.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HC extends stay on Bengal Panchayat polls process by another day
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday extended the stay on Panchayat poll process in West Bengal by one more day in view of the ongoing hearing of a case related to the polls while the argument over the role of the state poll body in conducting the election process intensified inside the courtroom.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik joins BJD
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik joined Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Bautista, Nishikori book in Monte-Carlo Masters round of 16
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 18 (IANS) Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain and Kei Nishikori of Japan triumphed over their rivals at the Monte-Carlo Masters, advancing to the round of 16 here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
PNB says no "cash shortage" in its ATMs
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Wednesday said there is no "cash shortage in its ATMs across the country.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet
New York, April 18 (IANS) More than half a trillion dollars have been spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide between 2000 and 2015, a comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease by the Lancet has revealed.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Rakesh Singh new MP BJP chief, Shekhawat to head Rajasthan unit
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday appointed Rakesh Singh as the new President of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the party and finalised the name of Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to be the party's new chief in Rajasthan.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bhimsainji was a true artiste: 'Gharaonda' actress Zarina Wahab
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Animation director, ad maker and feature filmmaker Bhimsain Khurana, who died aged 82 on Tuesday, was a true artiste, says actress Zarina Wahab who worked with him in the film "Gharaonda".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Income Tax Department warns against filing wrong ITRs
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Wednesday cautioned salaried taxpayers not to under-report their income or inflate deductions and exemptions while filing tax returns, warning that wrong claims would be treated as cases of tax evasion.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
2 women held for kidnapping infant
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Two women have been arrested from adjoining Ghaziabad for kidnapping a one-month-old baby girl from a hospital here, police said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A battle between KXIP batting and SRH bowling (IPL Preview)
Mohali, April 18 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's batting will be up against the effective bowling of Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between two in-form teams here on Thursday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Profit bookings pull equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Profit booking, along with heavy selling pressure in the banking sector stock led the key Indian equity indices to break their nine-day gaining streak on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HC issues notice to EC on plea against Akali Dal
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Election Commission and others on a plea seeking cancellation of registration of the Akali Dal as a political party.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SBI India's most trusted bank, ICICI tops in private sector: Report
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) At a time when the banking sector in the going through a topsy-turvy phase, the TRA Brand Trust Report 2018 on Wednesday said the State Bank of India was the most trusted bank (both public and private sector) in the country and ICICI Bank topped the chart among the private ones.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ghost of demonetization haunts Government, RBI: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday attacked the government and the RBI over the acute cash crunch in the country and said the ghost of demonetization has come back to haunt them.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nine convicted of sexually exploiting minors at orphanage
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday convicted nine people, including a woman whose NGO was running an orphanage, of sexually exploiting minors while one person was acquitted.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICICI loan case: CBI questions Nupower Renewables CFO
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday questioned a NuPower Renewables Pvt Ltd official in connection with the Rs 3,250-crore loan to the Videocon Group in 2012, an official said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Tottenham held 1-1 by Brighton in EPL
London, April 18 (IANS) Brighton & Hove Albion FC earned a precious point after holding Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw in the 34th round of the English Premier League (EPL) football championship.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ali Fazal played many roles for 'Milan Talkies' (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who has wrapped up the first schedule for Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Milan Talkies", says he feels a "deep" connect to the project as he not just acted in it, but did other roles behind the camera.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India, Britain to boost anti-terror ties, work together in Indo-Pacific
London, April 18 (IANS) India and Britain on Wednesday condemned terrorism in all its forms and agreed to strengthen cooperation to take "decisive and concerted actions" against globally-proscribed terrorists and terror entities while naming Pakistan-based terror outfits following talks between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Theresa May of Britain.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Level of anti-women sentiment in India is sickening: Alankrita Shrivastava
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) "Lipstick Under My Burkha" director Alankrita Shrivastava finds the current anti-women sentiment in India "sickening".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet
London, April 18 (IANS) An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
AAP leader accepts sack order, returns salary of Rs 2.50
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after his appointment as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's adviser was cancelled, Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha on Wednesday said he had returned Rs 2.50 he received as "salary" for 75 days he was on the post in 2016.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mo Farah eyes British record at London Marathon
London, April 18 (IANS) Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah aims to break the British record at the 38th London Marathon to be held on April 22. The 35-year-old will target Steve Jones's record of 2:07:13, set in 1985, when he takes on the 42.195-kilometre challenge for the second time.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
SC reserves order on TN doctors' plea for quota in admission to PG courses
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of petitions by the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Associations and others seeking direction to provide quota for in-service doctors for admission to post-graduate degree courses.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ghost of demonetization haunts Government, RBI: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday attacked the government and the RBI over the acute cash crunch in the country and said the ghost of demonetization has come back to haunt them.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BCCI must be under RTI just like other sports bodies: Law Commission
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Law Commission of India has recommended that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) should come under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act just as other national sports bodies do, stressing that it sees no reason why "BCCI should be an exception".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket,Politics
Cash crunch due to less income velocity, more withdrawals: SBI
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Describing recent reports of cash shortage in the country as "logic defying", state-run State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday said the possible reasons could be the declining income velocity of currency with the public in 2017-18 coupled with increased ATM withdrawals during the second half of last fiscal.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
New app to help track diabetes in rural India
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed an innovative smartphone app that could enable community health workers track the growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, especially in the rural areas.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Inter move to third place after routing Cagliari 4-0
Milan, April 18 (IANS) Inter Milan ended a three-game winless run with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Cagliari to be in contention for the 2018-19 Champions League berths.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Riyaz shines at racing tourney
Aamby Valley (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) Mumbai riders proved to be the dominating force, but it was Hyderabad-based Mohammed Riyaz who stole the show in the sixth edition of The Valley Run 2018 here.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Motorsports
DMK to continue its protest against Governor
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) DMK leader M.K.Stalin in Wednesday said that his party would continue protesting against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, till he is recalled by the the Central government.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
Motorola opens 50 new 'Moto Hubs' in Telangana
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With the aim to increase its retail presence in the southern region, Motorola India on Wednesday opened 50 new "Moto Hubs" in Telangana.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
1993 blasts death row convict Tahir Merchant dead
Pune, April 18 (IANS) M. Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Takla, one of the convicts in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts who was sentenced to death, died of a heart attack here on Wednesday, a police officer said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I hope justice is served: Alia on Kathua rape case
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who has beautiful memories of shooting her upcoming film "Raazi" in Kashmir, says she feels angry and hurt about the barbaric rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. She hopes that justice is served.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maruti Suzuki attains "leadership position in utility vehicles" sales
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday said that it has attained a "leadership position in utility vehicles" sales segment in the domestic market in 2017-18, with over 27.5 per cent market share.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ex-Catalan leader meets party members in Germany
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont on Wednesday held a working meeting here with members of his separatist party.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Chidambaram asks BJP to explain stand on Raja's remarks
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday asked the BJP to make its stand clear on the statement of its Tamil Nadu leader H. Raja, calling DMK MP Kanimozhi an illegitimate child of party chief M. Karunanidhi.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Need health schemes with widest coverage: Venkaiah Naidu
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said there is a need to create health schemes that provide widest coverage to the young, aged and infirm, and those suffering from both critical acute and chronic ailments.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
2G: CBI moves HC against acquittal of Essar-Loop promoters
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has moved the Delhi High Court challenging a trial court judgment that acquitted the Essar-Loop promoters in 2G spectrum allocation case, an agency official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal only place to allow illegal killing of wild animals: Maneka
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday termed West Bengal as the only place in the country where illegal killing of wild animals is "allowed and encouraged".
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Stars' 'DNA' could help scientists find Sun's lost siblings
Sydney, April 18 (IANS) With the aim to find the lost siblings of the Sun, now scattered across the sky, a team of astronomers has collected the "DNA" of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Beijing wants India-Nepal-China economic corridor
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Beijing wants India to join a China-Nepal connectivity project, top diplomat Wang Yi said on Wednesday, adding that the Himalayan nation's development should be a common goal shared by the two countries.
2018-04-18
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
High gold prices mar Akshaya Tritiya sales this year
New Delhi/ Mumbai/ Kolkata/ Bengaluru/ Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Spiralling yellow metal price has marred the Akshaya Tritiya spirit across most cities with sales showing a downturn on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Parties woo Lingayats on Basava Jayanti day
London/Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) With Lingayats at the centre of attention in the upcoming Karnataka elections, it was the turn of political rivals from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in London to Chief Minister Siddaramiah on Wednesday to vie for the votes of the community.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
UAE alert to international security challenges: Deputy PM
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said the country was improving its security and stability.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Togo,Defence/Security
TN BJP leader triggers fresh row
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) BJP National Secretary H. Raja triggered a new controversy on Wednesday when he made a veiled attack on DMK MP Kanimozhi, calling her an "illegitimate" child of party chief M. Karunanidhi.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India's March domestic air passenger traffic up 28%
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.07 crore in March 2018 -- up 28.03 per cent -- from 1.15 crore in the corresponding month of 2017, official data showed on Monday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Sir' set for Cannes, team excited
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) For the team of "Sir" -- director Rohena Gera and actors Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber -- a chance to be in competition at the Critics' Week sidebar of the 71st Cannes Film Festival -- a first for all three of them -- is nothing short of a wild dream.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
New IBM security tools utilise human-machine intelligence
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) IBM Security on Wednesday unveiled new technology and services that utilise both human and machine intelligence to fight, defend and respond to cyber attacks.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
CBI arrests 3 company directors in Rs 2,654 cr bank fraud case
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, April 18 (IANS) The CBI has arrested three promoter-directors of a Vadodara-based company in connection with its ongoing investigation into a case of Rs 2,654.40 crore fraud committed on a consortium of banks, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Common admission portal for international students launched
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday launched a common admission portal for foreign students to promote Indian education to "200,000 international students by 2023".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
Overwhelmed by 'Baaghi 2' response: Tiger Shroff
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Tiger Shroff's latest release "Baaghi 2" has crossed the Rs 150 crore mark at the box office, and the actor is overwhelmed by the response. He says it was an exciting project.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Manchester United keeper Romero likely to miss FA Cup semi-final
Manchester, April 18 (IANS) Manchester United and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero is running out of time to prove his fitness ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday,
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Modi meets Prince Charles
London, April 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prince Charles at an exhibition on Indian science and innovation here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Fatherhood has changed Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro says his mindset has changed after becoming a father.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Desi girl forever, says Priyanka as Salman welcomes her to 'Bharat'
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has been busy with international projects, reminded Salman Khan that she is a "desi girl forever" after he welcomed her on board for the Bollywood project "Bharat" with a quirky message.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shankar Mahadevan loves Bollywood twist to 'Fishing Impossible'
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan is happy to see his song "Dil chahta hai" still resonating with the youth.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Peak traffic hours in 4 Indian cities costing $22bn a year: Uber (Lead, correcting para 2)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The top four Indian cities are today 149 per cent more congested than comparable cities in Asia and the country is losing over $22 billion a year in peak traffic hours compared to travel time during non-peak hours in those cities, an Uber-commissioned study revealed on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Beyond The Clouds': Simply a masterpiece (Review)
Film: "Beyond The Clouds"; Director: Majid Majidi; Cast: Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan; Rating: *****
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Chandy, Chennithala to meet Rahul
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi has summoned former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala to Delhi. They will meet on Thursday to help Gandhi pick a new state unit chief.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Reliance Jio tops 4G availability, Airtel scores best speed: Report
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio pipped its rivals in 4G availability and the mobile network operator was able to provide an LTE signal to testers more than 95 per cent of the time in every single region in India, a new report said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Conflict with tigers, leopards happens because humans venture into 'their area': Report
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Humans running into tigers and leopards, that left at least 156 people dead and injured in Dudhwa-Pilibhit area of Uttar Pradesh between 2000 and 2013 were due to people venturing into the forests and not the other way round, says a report.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Monthly dose of new antibody may halve migraine attacks
London, April 18 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have found an antibody, a monthly dose of which could halve the number of debilitating attacks of migraine on patients who have exhausted all other treatments.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Majority of Americans support Syrian strikes: Poll
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A majority of Americans supported the April 13 retaliatory strikes on Syria carried out by the US in coordination with the UK and France, a new poll revealed on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Banks, auto stocks drag equity indices lower
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Breaking a nine-day gaining streak, the key Indian equity indices provisionally closed Wednesday's trade in the red on the back of heavy selling pressure in banks, consumer durables and auto stocks.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trump urges Turkey to release jailed American pastor
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has called on Turkey to release an American pastor being held prisoner in that country that accused him of being a spy, the media reported.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President in J&K, condemns Kathua rape
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Wednesday and strongly condemned the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US military chopper makes emergency landing in Japan
Tokyo, April 18 (IANS) A US military helicopter made an emergency landing at an airport in Japan on Wednesday, defence sources said here.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura's century old palace to turn into museum, research centre on Tagore
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) The 101-year-old "Pushpavant Palace", until Wednesday the Raj Bhavan (Governor's house), will turn into a museum and research centre dedicated to Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, officials said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
I need some 'me time' to recuperate, says Kapil Sharma as show goes off air (IANS Interview) (Lead, correcting para 5)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) He was the reason behind spreading smiles galore with his comedy shows. But of late, controversies surrounding his temperament, love life and uncertainty around his show have engulfed the life of 'comedy king' Kapil Sharma.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
New algorithm may help locate fake Facebook, Twitter accounts
New York, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new generic algorithm based on machine-learning to detect fake accounts on social network platforms including Facebook and Twitter, an advance with considerable potential for applications in the cyber-security arena.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
Aakriti Sharma excited to play boy on TV
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Child actress Aakriti Sharma, who will be seen as a Sikh boy in an upcoming sequence of her show "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala", says she is taking cues on how to act like one from her brother.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Automation Anywhere opens new Bengaluru facility, to hire 300 more
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) US-based Automation Anywhere, a provider of robotic process automation (RPA) software, on Wednesday announced it is expanding its India operations by opening a new facility in Bengaluru.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP Rajasthan unit chief resigns, no successor yet
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Ahead of the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party state unit President Ashok Parnami resigned on Wednesday. His successor is yet to be announced.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Lalu's elder son engaged
Patna, April 18 (IANS) Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of now jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi, on Wednesday got engaged to senior RJD leader Chandrika Rai's daughter Aishwarya Rai here.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Media houses to pay Rs 10 lakh each for identifying rape victim
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed 12 media organisations to pay Rs 10 lakh each as compensation for disclosing the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Business/Economy
I need some 'me time' to recuperate, says Kapil Sharma as show goes off air (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) He was the reason behind spreading smiles galore with his comedy shows. But of late, controversies surrounding his temperament, love life and uncertainty around his show have engulfed the life of 'comedy king' Kapil Sharma.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Nawaz Sharif, daughter leave for London
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam left for London on Wednesday and vowed to return before the next accountability hearing.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Modi, British PM discuss ties post-Brexit
London, April 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his bilateral engagements in Britain on Wednesday with a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May during the course of which they discussed the bilateral relationship after Britain's exit from the European Union (EU).
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy
CPI-M for unity of secular, democratic forces to defeat BJP
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its 22nd Congress here on Wednesday with a call to mobilise secular and democratic forces to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Digital afterlife industry must be regulated: Experts
London, April 18 (IANS) To make the commercial use of digital remains more ethical, it is important to regulate the digital afterlife industry, says a team of experts from University of Oxford.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
China's Hainan to allow visa-free stay for 1 month
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) China's smallest and southernmost province of Hainan will allow foreign tourists from 59 countries to stay for up to one month without a visa, immigration authorities said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Din continues in Odisha assembly over temple ritual irregularities
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The controversy surrounding the delay in rituals and huge wastage of 'Mahaprasad' in Puri's Jagannath Temple dominated the Odisha assembly for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Gujarat launches magazine on hemophilia to spread awareness
Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) On the occasion of World Haemophilia Day, Gujarat assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi launched 'Haemophilia Jagruti, a magazine to spread awareness about haemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Will there be a Yechury-Vijayan showdown at 22nd CPI-M party Congress? (News Analysis)
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Having won the first round in the battle for supremacy in the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is unlikely let slip his advantage as he takes on party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at the 22nd party Congress, which began in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Ashok Leyland looking at Rs 5,100 cr revenue from defence orders
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd is expecting a revenue of around Rs 5,100 crore in six years on the basis of orders in hand from the Indian defence sector, a company official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
After pat on cheek sparks outrage, TN Governor apologizes
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday apologized to a woman journalist whose cheeks he patted after a press conference, triggering widespread criticism.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
SC reserves verdict on Sidhu's conviction in road rage case
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on a plea filed by Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu against a three-year jail term awarded to him in a 30-year-old road rage case.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Media houses to pay Rs 10 lakh for revealing rape victim identity
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed some media organisations to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation for disclosing the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Business/Economy
One Republic to go for 'desi' outings on work trip in India
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) From catching a glimpse of Indian history to going on a foodie trail and travelling via local transport, members of American rock-pop band One Republic plan to take out time from their work trip and go on a 'desi' tour in the country.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rakesh Singh is new Madhya Pradesh BJP President
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday nominated Jabalpur Lok Sabha MP Rakesh Singh as the new president of Madhya Pradesh's BJP unit.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Peak traffic hours in 4 Indian cities costing $22bn a year: Uber
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The top four Indian cities are today 149 per cent more congested than comparable cities in Asia and the country is losing over $22 billion a year in peak traffic hours compared to travel time during non-peak hours in those cities, an Uber-commissioned study revealed on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Something wrong with our society: Mehbooba
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday lamented that something was wrong with a society where men indulge in rape and murder of a child who is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Students clash with security forces in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Over two dozen students and security men were injured as students in different parts of the Kashmir Valley clashed with security personnel on Wednesday to denounce the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vidya Balan adds weight to fight against piracy
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says the film industry needs to come together to try and put a stop to piracy, which continues to hamper the entertainment business.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
After CWG silver, boxer Satish now targets Olympic gold (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Having narrowly lost the Super Heavyweight (+91 kilogram) title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (CWG), Indian boxer Satish Kumar Yadav is now looking forward to winning gold at bigger events like the Asian Games and Olympics.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Working with Sunny Leone a dream: Rocky S
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Designer Rocky Star likes to work with actress Sunny Leone and says she brings in class to his fashion label.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Costa Coffee to recycle takeaway cups
London, April 18 (IANS) Costa Coffee, the UK's lagest coffeeshop chain, announced on Wednesday that it will try and recycle every takeaway cup sold by 2020.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
LinkedIn introduces videos for 'Sponsored Content'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Wednesday rolled out videos for "Sponsored Content" and "Company Pages" to help businesses reach and engage with the right audience.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Decoded: How HIV evades immune system
London, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered how HIV virus avoids elimination from the immune system, a finding which could pave the way for the cure for over 40 million people infected worldwide.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Can dogs predict earthquakes? Probably not
London, April 18 (IANS) The long-held belief that strange behaviour by cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake is not backed by evidence, according to a new study.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study
New York, April 18 (IANS) There is no evidence to prove that children below three years of age who were given anaesthesia had lower intelligence level than those who did not have it, say researchers.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Alibaba confirms developing self-driving vehicles
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has confirmed that it has been working on autonomous driving technology, the China Daily reported on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Gordon Ramsay gives vegan food a try
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, who is known to criticise a plant-based diet, has decided to give vegan food a shot.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Artificial muscles that can lift 12,600 times their own weight
New York, April 18 (IANS) Using carbon fiber, a very strong light-weight material which is readily commercially available, researchers have designed artificial muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Poland faces fines for unlawful logging in ancient forest
Warsaw, April 18 (IANS) The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that increased logging in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest has violated EU environmental laws and the country was facing massive fines.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Poland,Environment/Wildlife
Over 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air
Washington, April 18 (IANS) More than 95 per cent of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air, with India and China jointly contributing to over 50 per cent of global deaths attributed to pollution, a new report has found.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Will return from injury in top form, says Neymar
Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 18 (IANS) Brazilian national football captain Neymar has said he expects to be in "better shape" for the 2018 World Cup in Russia than he was before his foot injury.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
New Zealand PM angry over Trump comparisons
Wellington, April 18 (IANS) New Zealands Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday said she was "infuriated" and "very angry" for being compared to US President Donald Trump.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Villarreal end slump with win over Leganes
Villarreal (Spain), April 18 (IANS) Villarreal defeated Leganes 2-1 here to end a three-game winless streak and consolidate their hold on the final European berth in La Liga.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Jackie Shroff urges young couples to be aware of thalassemia
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff has urged young couples to be aware about thalassemia and to go for a blood test before planning a family so that the next generation can be born free of the condition.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
President in J&K, condemns Kathua rape
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Wednesday and strongly condemned the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tillotama, Vivek excited for 'Sir' at Cannes
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Actors Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber are looking forward to the journey of scriptwriter-director Rohena Gera's "Sir", a love story set against the backdrop of a class divide, at the Critics' Week sidebar of the 71st Cannes Film Festival -- a first for all three of them.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Bayern enter German Cup final
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen 6-2 in an away tie, qualifying for the German Cup final thanks to three goals from captain Thomas Mueller, two from Robert Lewandowski and one from Thiago Alcantara.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Bill Mechanic resigns from Academy board
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Producer Bill Mechanic, CEO of Pandemonium Films, has stepped down from the board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has not stated a reason.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Retail gold sales down on Akshaya Tritiya
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Retail gold sales are noticeably down on the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya this year owing to several factors, said a leading jewellers association chief.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
LG Electronics to help 1,000 Indians receive eye surgery
Seoul, April 18 (IANS) South Korean electronics manufacturer LG Electronics on Wednesday said that it plans to help 1,000 visually impaired Indians receive surgery by the end of this year.
2018-04-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Facebook introduces new privacy updates for EU users
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Continuing with its efforts to protect users' privacy after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook on Wednesday introduced new privacy updates for its users in Europe as part of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be effective from May 25.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Ex-FBI agent admits sharing classified documents
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A former FBI agent has pleaded guilty to sharing classified documents with media outlets in an effort to reveal how the bureau treated minority communities, the media reported.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training
New York, April 18 (IANS) Coffeehouse chain Starbucks has said that it will close over 8,000 of its outlets in the US for one day to conduct anti-bias training after two African-American men were arrested at a store last week, the media reported.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Spielberg to direct 'Blackhawk' adaptation
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is on board to direct the adaptation of superhero movie "Blackhawk".
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gemalto to protect Cloud networks with Intel security solution
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Digital security firm Gemalto on Wednesday announced that it is bolstering protection against cyber attacks for the new generation of Cloud-based virtualised networks with Intel technology.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
TN journalists denounce Governor for 'patting' lady reporter
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu journalists have demanded an unconditioned apology from Governor Banwarilal Purohit for patting the cheek of a senior lady journalist at the end of a press conference.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
Equity indices rise on positive global cues
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices traded in the green during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday following positive global cues.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
5 Nepalese female journalists to climb Everest
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Five Nepalese female journalists on Wednesday left on an expedition to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest peak.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Nepal,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Indian animation expert Bhimsain Khurana dead
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Indian animation pioneer and multiple National Award winner Bhimsain Khurana is dead. He was 82.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jackie Chan to lend voice in 'Wish Dragons'
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actors Jackie Chan and Constance Wu have been roped in to lend their voice for the animation "Wish Dragons".
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Willing to talk to top Maoist leadership: Chhattisgarh CM (IANS Interview)
Raipur, April 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who has been battling left-wing extremists in the state for the last 15 years, says he is ready to talk to Maoists -- but only if their top leadership comes to the table.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
40 houses gutted in Shimla fire
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) A massive fire in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday gutted at least 40 houses and property worth lakhs of rupees, officials said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Matthew Perry sells mid-century home for $12.5 mn
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actor Matthew Perry has reportedly sold his home by the Sunset Strip here for $12.5 million.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Karan Johar's 'Kalank' announced with star ensemble
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Karan Johar-produced "Kalank" will see an ensemble cast including Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Adita Roy Kapur sharing screen space. Abhishek Varman will direct the "epic drama", which will hit screens on April 19, 2019.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
DiCaprio to present Scorsese Robert Osborne Award
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio will present veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese the Robert Osborne Award at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festivals opening.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rakesh Singh likely to be Madhya Pradesh BJP chief
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) BJP Lok Sabha member from Jabalpur Rakesh Singh is likely to be named as the new Madhya Pradesh party chief, informed sources said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
21 killed in MP accident
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) At least 21 members of a wedding party were killed when a mini truck in which they were travelling fell into the Son river in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One killed in Delhi accident
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) One person was killed and five others were injured on Wednesday after their auto was hit by the driver of a speeding SUV in Delhi, police said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1993 blasts death-row convict Tahir Merchant dead
Pune, April 18 (IANS) M. Tahir Merchant, alias Tahir Takla, one of the convicts in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts who was sentenced to death, died of a heart attack here on Wednesday, a police officer said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI court sentences 37 in fodder scam case
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) A Special CBI court here on Wednesday sentenced 37 people to jail between three to 14 years in a fodder scam case, and also imposed a fine of up to Rs 1 crore on some of them.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nordics support India's place in UNSC
Stockholm, April 18 (IANS) India is a strong candidate for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council, according to a joint statement issued here after the first Indo-Nordic Summit.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Sweden,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Harbhajan Mann thanks Jimmy for quality Punjabi movies
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann has shown respect to actor Jimmy Sheirgill for making "quality Punjabi movies" while keeping his "head held high" in Bollywood.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Increasing acreage of wet crops helps sarus cranes breed in spite of monsoon failure
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Increasing the acreage of wet crops like rice -- and also increasing the watering structures in areas that already have wet crops -- appear to be helping the sarus crane's unseasonal nesting and also their multiplication.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
It's getting tougher to reinvent every year: R. Madhavan (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Many people believe reinventing themselves is the way to stay relevant in showbiz. But that's not a piece of cake. Actor R. Madhavan, who has navigated his way through the small screen, big screen as well as the digital world, says reinventing himself is getting "tougher" with each passing year.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
For dental pain relief opt for Ibuprofen over opioids: Study
New York, April 18 (IANS) Common painkiller ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in combination with acetaminophen are better at easing dental pain, than opioids, say researchers.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
China Garden -- a success story that could have been scripted by Bollywood (Book Extract)
ATTN EDITORS: "Secret Sauce" is an in-depth look at 40 of India's most iconic and successful restaurants, not just as landmarks and must-visit destinations but also as businesses that have stood the test of time and upheld their standards of dining and culinary excellence. From a 100-year-old no-frills eatery in Bengaluru to an award-winning dine-out venue in Delhi, from inventive cafes to nationwide chains that have scaled admirably, this book is a sumptuous treat for aspiring food entrepreneurs, foodies, and anyone interested in the success secrets and inner workings of the restaurant business in India. We bring you the first of two exclusive extracts.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Samurai Loans: Why Indian infrastructure needs them(Column: Behind Infra Lines)
News that Reliance Jio has raised 53.5 billion Japanese yen (approximately Rs 3,251 crore) in Samurai loans is proof that as the telecom sector in India evolves, not only is Reliance Jio pushing for changes on how businesses are run, but it is also innovating on the capital structure front. There are important takeaways for the infrastructure sector from this Samurai loan.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury
Cannes, April 18 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett will lead the jury of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Denis Villeneuve and actors Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux are also a part of it.
2018-04-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amanmani Tripathi to remain out on bail in wife's murder case
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh MLA Amanmani Tripathi, accused of killing his wife Sara Singh, will remain out on bail as the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed pleas by the CBI and victim's mother against an Allahabad High Court order granting him relief.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump doesn't like TPP, pushes bilateral ties with Japan
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that despite Japan and South Korea wanting Washington to re-join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), he does not want to be a part of it.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Having learnt from Posco episode, Odisha creates land bank for industries
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Mineral-rich Odisha, aspiring to become a manufacturing hub in India with downstream metal industries, has "learnt from the Posco experience" and prepared a GIS-based land bank of 121,000 acres for various industries, according to a top official.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Celebs want to be fit, not just skinny: Fitness expert Yasmin Karachiwala
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In the past two decades, Yasmin Karachiwala has helped sculpt the bodies of celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. The fitness expert says being skinny may have been a trend once upon a time in showbiz, but people are now focussed on becoming fit and strong.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National
Kovind arrives on two-day visit to J&K
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir amid heightened security.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
I don't get confused: Nikki Haley tells White House
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has hit back at the White House over claims that she had prematurely announced fresh sanctions against Russia, media reports said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
21 killed in MP accident
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) At least 21 members of a wedding party were killed after a mini-truck they were travelling in fell into the Son river in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google testing landmark-based navigation to tell directions
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) In order to make navigation easy, Google is reportedly testing a new feature in Maps that will use landmarks, including restaurants, as points of reference to give directions to a commuter.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
US struck Syria without certainty on nerve agent
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration carried out a retaliatory strike on Syria last week even though intelligence agencies did not have absolute certainty that the Assad regime had used the nerve agent sarin against civilians, a media report said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Tesla to build 6,000 Model 3's per week till JUne-end: Musk
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Chief Executive of the electric car maker Tesla Elon Musk has said that the company will now build Model 3 sedan round the clock until the end of June to produce 6,000 cars per week.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
The ignored/unknown kitsch that also advanced Bollywood (Book Review)
Title: In a Cult of Their Own - Bollywood Beyond Box Office; Author: Amborish Roychoudhury; Publisher: Rupa Publications India; Pages: 276; Price: Rs 295
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Will take action if apps violate our policies: Google
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Responding to a study that found nearly 60 per cent of free Andorid apps used by children potentially violate a federal law, Google has said that it will take action if company's policies are violated.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
India Intimate Fashion Week Season 2 to take place on April 22
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) The season 2 of India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW), a fashion show dedicated to lingerie and Intimate wear, will be held on April 22 at The Leela hotel, here.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Facebook wearable device helps 'feel' words on your arm
New York, April 18 (IANS) Facebook researchers have created a wearable device that taught people to feel words on their arms, causing vibrations in patterns that match up with certain sounds.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Female passenger killed as US flight makes emergency landing
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A female passenger was killed after a US flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia city due to engine failure, authorities said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-US First Lady Barbara Bush dead
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a former First Lady who elevated the cause of literacy, has died at the age of 92, media reports said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Australia surfing event cancelled due to shark attacks
Canberra, April 18 (IANS) A surfing event in an Australian state was called off on Wednesday due to multiple shark attacks that took place in the area earlier this week.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Environment/Wildlife
34 global tech firms sign key accord against cyber attacks
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Top 34 global technology and securities firms, led by Microsoft and Facebook, have signed a "Cybersecurity Tech Accord" to defend people from malicious attacks by cybercriminals and nation-states.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Pyongyang, Seoul officials meet to discuss leaders' summit
Seoul, April 18 (IANS) Representatives of North and South Korea on Wednesday held a preparatory meeting on protocols and security at their shared border ahead of the historic summit between its leaders next week.
2018-04-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Barred director set to return to Cannes Film Festival
Cannes, April 18 (IANS) Danish director Lars von Trier, who has been barred from the Cannes Film Festival since 2011 over his controversial comments about Adolf Hitler, will make a comeback at the gala in May.
2018-04-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Clear Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) It was a clear Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.7 degrees Celsius, two notches above the seasons average, the weather office said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Donatella Versace designs sunglasses inspired by late brother
Italy, April 18 (IANS) Designer Donatella Versace has created sunglasses as a tribute to her late brother Gianni Versace's mysterious "aura".
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Don't just want to push, but tear the envelope: Varun Dhawan
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Basking in the glowing reviews of "October", Varun Dhawan says he wants to continue seeking roles that are unique and "tear" the envelope.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Danny Boyle's yet untitled comedy to release in 2019
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Director Danny Boyle's new yet untitled comedy movie has been slated to release on September 13, 2019.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Markets open on higher note
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No direct talks yet between Trump, Kim: White House
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The White House has denied any direct talks yet between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, though Washington has spoken to Pyongyang "at the highest levels".
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Seoul reviewing way to turn armistice into peace treaty
Seoul, April 18 (IANS) South Korea's presidential Blue House on Wednesday said it is reviewing way to turn the Korean Peninsula's armistice into a peace mechanism in the upcoming summit with Pyongyang later in April.
2018-04-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Daniels reveal sketch of man who threatened her over Trump
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Porn star Stormy Daniels has released a composite sketch of a man she alleges threatened her in 2011, over her alleged affair with Donald Trump, years before he became the US President.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Improve bank's ability to go after debtors: IMF to India
United Nations, April 18 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged India to strengthen the ability of banks to go after debtors and warned that debts negatively impact investments.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Christina Aguilera celebrates her freckles
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Singer Christina Aguilera went for a make-up free look, proudly flaunting her freckles, as she was getting a new piercing.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
US, N.Korea in direct talks at 'high levels': Trump
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the US and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have already started direct talks at "very high levels."
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The Former First Lady of the US, Barbara Bush, died on Tuesday at the age of 92 after having been in failing health for some time, a family spokesperson said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Messi, Neymar leading campaign for school lunches
Miami, April 18 (IANS) A team headed by soccer greats Leonel Messi and Neymar da Silva Santos has just formed on the social networks with the aim of ensuring that Latin American and Caribbean children receive the equivalent of 10 million school meals.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Starbucks to shut US stores for racial-bias training
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Starbucks announced on Tuesday that it will close all its company-owned stores in the US for the afternoon on May 29 to train employees how to prevent racial discrimination in their stores
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Kuwait to cement commercial relations with US
Kuwait City, April 18 (IANS) Kuwait is ready to cement commercial relations with the US, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce and Industry said on Tuesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
UK opposition leader calls for War Powers Act
London, April 18 (IANS) Britain's main opposition Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn repeated his call on Tuesday for a War Powers Act to force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek parliamentary approval ahead of any military action.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security
Egypt jails 5 railway employees over deadly collision
Cairo, April 18 (IANS) An Egyptian court sentenced on Tuesday five railway employees up to 20 years in jail over a train collision in the Alexandria in August last year that left at least 49 dead.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trade war could harm global economy: IMF
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Though recent actions by the US and China could be seen as heralding a trade war, nations still have the opportunity to resolve their differences through multilateral discussions, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist said here on Tuesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Morocco hosts military drills joined by 15 countries
Rabat, April 18 (IANS) The Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR), together with armed forces from 15 countries, started military drills in southern part of the country, the army said on Tuesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
We oppose chemical warfare: Italian PM
Rome, April 18 (IANS) Italy opposes chemical warfare but did not participate in Friday's US-led air strikes against chemical weapons facilities in Syria, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Chemical weapons investigators enter Syria's Douma
Damascus, April 18 (IANS) Investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons entered the Syrian town of Douma in Damascus to determine if an alleged chemical attack took place there earlier this month, Syria's state-run SANA news agency said on Tuesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Grow your own organic cannabis: Ziggy Marley
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Musician Ziggy Marley has called for a ban on pesticides in cannabis farming, and urged other pot users to grow their own until they can be sure the product they buy is organic.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi invokes Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal in address to diaspora in Sweden
Stockholm, April 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invoked the achievements of pugilist M.C. Mary Kom and shuttler Saina Nehwal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this month while addressing the Indian diaspora here on Tuesday, the second and final day of his visit to Sweden.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Sweden,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Two killed in Iran's helicopter crash in Persian Gulf
Tehran, April 18 (IANS) At least two people were killed in an Iranian helicopter crash in Persian Gulf on Tuesday evening, media reports said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Nordic nations agree to deepen cooperation in innovation, climate change
Stockholm, April 18 (IANS) India and the five Nordic nations of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland on Tuesday agreed to deepen cooperation in innovation and climate change in the first India-Nordic Summit held here during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Sweden,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
US plane makes emergency landing after engine fails
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A US passenger plane made an emergency landing in the US city of Philadelphia on Tuesday after one of its engines failed mid-air, with at least one person injured, according to passenger accounts.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Internet existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Ten killed in Bengal storm, rail, road, air traffic disrupted
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Ten persons were killed and rail, road and air traffic was disrupted in West Bengal as twin storms accompanied by rains lashed through the city on Tuesday night felling trees, uprooting electric poles and triggering house collapse.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mumbai outplay Bangalore in IPL tie
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten 92-run innings went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore lost by 46 runs to Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Fortis Healthcare receives EoI from Fosun Health Holdings
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Tuesday said that it has received "an unsolicited non-binding expression of interest (EoI)" from Fosun Health Holdings.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Russia's role in Syrian peace process 'crucial': Italy
Rome, April 17 (IANs/AKI) Syria's key ally Russia has a vital role to play in ending Syria's devastating conflict and negotiating peace in the war-torn country, Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Assad should not be toppled by military force: Italy
Rome, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy opposes the ousting of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a military operation, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Paddler Mouma Das has anxious moments over baggage at airport
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) India's table tennis ace Mouma Das, who returned home on Tuesday after a spectacular double medal conquest at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, spent some anxious hours when the Delhi Customs held her check-in baggage after detecting a power bank, which the player said she did not carry.
2018-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports,Defence/Security,CWG-2018
Italy warns against trade tariffs
Milan, April 17 (IANS/AKI) Nations must safeguard the healthy world economy of recent years and oppose trade barriers, Italy's Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Italy urges dialogue with Russia
Rome, April 17 (IANS/AKI) There should be dialogue with Moscow including over war-torn Syria, Italy's Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday, calling Russia "a great neighbour of Europe".
2018-04-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Will accommodate tickets aspirants in future Karnataka government: Congress
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said that the aspirants, who did not figure in the list of party candidates in Karnataka, would be accommodated in its future party government in the state.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ten killed in Kolkata storm, rail, road, air traffic disrupted
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Ten persons were killed and rail, road and air traffic was disrupted in West Bengal as twin storms accompanied by rains lashed through the city on Tuesday night felling trees, uprooting electric poles and triggering house collapse.
2018-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Swedish Leader of Opposition calls on Modi
Stockholm, April 17 (IANS) Sweden's Leader of the Opposition Ulf Kristersson called on visiting Indian Prime Minister Narndra Modi here on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Sweden,Diplomacy
Commonwealth wants Modi's commitment to beat malaria
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With one in seven Indians at risk of contracting malaria and an unfortunate break in the "dramatic success" of the last decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment at the Commonwealth summit in London this week to beat the disease is eagerly awaited, say experts
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
AAP cries conspiracy as Delhi government cancels appointment of 9 advisors
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) After the Delhi Government's General Administration Department cancelled appointment of nine advisors in the Delhi cabinet, the ruling AAP dubbed the order as conspiracy by the Central government.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mentally challenged girl raped, filmed in Delhi; 3 held
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A mentally challenged minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth and two of his friends filmed the crime in the national capital, said a police officer on Tuesday, adding that all the accused have been arrested.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mouma now eyes a good show in Sweden world team championships
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Returning to a warm welcome here after a spectacular Commonwealth Games performance, ace table tennis player Mouma Das on Tuesday said she was now eyeing a good show in the World Team championship in Sweden beginning later this month.
2018-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Ministry clarifies on filing under GST composition scheme
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Responding to doubts raised about the manner of filing quarterly return by composition dealers under the GST regime, the Central government on Tuesday clarified that taxpayers who have opted for the composition levy need not furnish "the data in serial number 4A of GSTR-4 for the tax periods January to March 2018 and subsequent tax periods."
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Matrimonial dispute: Look-out notice against 5 NRIs likely soon
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Tuesday said it has found five cases of NRI matrimonial disputes fit for issuance of Look-out Circular (LoC).
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonia in Rae Bareli after twenty months
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrived in her parliamentary constituency of Rae Bareli on Tuesday evening, in her first visit thre in nearly two years.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Veteran journalist T.V.R. Shenoy passes away (Lead, changing dateline)
Mangaluru, April 17 (IANS) Veteran journalist T.V.R. Shenoy passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday night, family sources said. He was 77.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media
RBI Governor called by parliamentary panel on May 17
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has called RBI Governor Urjit Patel on May 17 to answer queries on banking frauds and the powers that the central bank needs for better regulation of public sector banks (PSBs).
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India to retain fastest growing economy spot helped by reforms: IMF (Roundup)
United Nations/New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that India will retain its top spot as the world's fastest growing economy, helped by structural reforms and the fading of the effects of demonetisation and the new GST system.
2018-04-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Musharraf sold 4,000 Pakistanis to US, other countries'
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Former President Pervez Musharraf secretly handed over as many as 4,000 Pakistanis to foreign countries, mainly to the US, in exchange for money, the commission on missing persons has said.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Taiwan's first industry expo in India in May
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In a bid to expand trade ties with India, Taiwan will host its first-ever promotional event - Taiwan Expo - here next month, according to an announcement by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP biggest protector of all fraudsters: Congress
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday demanded Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje quit their posts, if appearing as a lawyer for someone was a crime.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asaram verdict to be delivered inside jail on April 25
Jodhpur, April 17 (IANS) Apprehending trouble from thousands of followers of Asaram in case of an adverse judgment, the Jodhpur court will pronounce its verdict in a rape case against him inside the premises of the Central Jail here on April 25.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kiev expects 60,000 foreign fans for Champions League final
Kiev, April 17 (IANS) Kiev expects about 60,000 foreign fans for the 2018 UEFA Champions League final, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
IPL: Lewis, Rohit guide Mumbai to 213/6 against Bangalore
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Skipper Rohit Sharma (94) and opener Evin Lewis (65) helped Mumbai Indians to post a mammoth 213/6 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Bihar to compete in 2018-19 Ranji season
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that its Technical Committee has unanimously approved the inclusion of Bihar in the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season.
2018-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
SC upholds Centre's decision to scrap recruitment of IPS officers via LCE
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the decision of the Central government to scrap the process of recruiting IPS officers through the Limited Competitive Exams (LCE).
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Education
SC extends interim relief from arrest to Karti Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended, till July 3, the interim protection from arrest to Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, by the ED in the alleged INX Media money laundering case.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi meets PMs of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland
Stockholm, April 17 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held separate bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland ahead of the first ever India-Nordic Summit here.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Sweden,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
NCLT approves Vedanta's resolution plan for Electrosteel
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal's (NCLT) Kolkata bench on Monday approved Vedanta Ltd's resolution plan for the insolvent Electrosteel Steels Ltd, one of the 12 large corporate defaulters identified by the Reserve Bank of India.
2018-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Samsung most trusted brand in India, Patanjali tops FMCG : Report
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Samsung is the most trusted brand in India followed by Sony and LG, the TRAs Brand Trust Report 2018 said here on Tuesday. Patanjali topped among the fast moving capital goods (FMCG) companies.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
May 12 Karnataka Assembly elections notified
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala on Tuesday notified the May 12 elections to the 224-member Assembly, the State Election Commission said.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Won't break hunger fast until demands met, says Maliwal on fifth day
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal, who is on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a stringent law against rapists, continued it for the fifth day on Tuesday, saying she will not end it unless Prime Minister Narendra Modi responds to her concerns.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
MP press ramps up note printing
Dewas (Madhya Pradesh), April 17 (IANS) Amid a cash crunch affecting several states in the country, the Dewas-based Bank Note Press accelerated printing of currency notes to meet the demand.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
400 kg charas, Rs 17 lakh seized in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) As much as 400 kg 'charas' (cannabis derivative) and around Rs 17 lakh in cash were seized from two drug suppliers who have been arrested, Punjab Police said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Demolish unauthorised constructions in Kasauli hotels: SC
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the demolition of unauthorised constructions at several hotels and resorts built in violation of sanctioned plans in Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Telangana CM to meet Odisha counterpart in May
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) Amid talks on the formation of a political front ahead of the 2019 general elections, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will meet his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik here in the first week of May, informed sources said.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Aadhaar data not an atom bomb, remove fear: UIDAI to SC
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the collection of biometric and demographic information under Aadhaar was not an atomic bomb as it sought to dismiss the hyper phobia the unique identity card's critics have created around it.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hisar, Narnaul at 40 degrees as heat wave conditions hit Haryana, Punjab
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Haryana's Hisar and Narnaul towns recorded maximum temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius respectively on Tuesday as heat wave conditions started in parts of Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nine states account for 82% of e-way bills: Sushil Modi
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Nine states, including Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra, contribute around 82 per cent of all e-way bills being generated, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Goa BJP says CM responding well to treatment, slams media
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) Claiming that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was responding well to treatment abroad, the state BJP on Tuesday slammed the media for its repeated questions on his health.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Veteran journalist T.V.R. Shenoy passes away
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Veteran journalist T.V.R. Shenoy passed away at a hospital in Karnataka's Manipal on Tuesday around 7.30 p.m.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Media
Pakistan to hold talks with World Bank, IMF
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Miftah Ismail left for Washington on Tuesday to hold talks with representatives of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
2018-04-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Unnao rape case: Sengar's brother, associates sent to 4 days CBI custody
New Delhi/Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) A special CBI court sent, to four days police custody, the five arrested accused in the Unnao minor rape case including prime accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's brother Atul Sengar, officials said.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal panchayat polls: HC extends stay on process by a day
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday again extended, by a day till Wednesday, its stay on West Bengal's Panchayat election process in view of the ongoing hearing of a case related to the polls.
2018-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IMF expects India's economy to grow at 7.4% in 2018
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday said that it expects India's economy to grow at 7.4 per cent in 2018 from 6.7 per cent in 2017.
2018-04-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
LSD blots, ganja seized in Kolkata, four arrested
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Kolkata unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested four persons including two teenaged girls involved in a drug trafficking racket and seized 56 LSD blots and around three kgs of ganja from them, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All BJP ministers in J&K to resign, no threat to coalition
Jammu, April 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partner BJP on Tuesday asked all its ministers to resign, but this did not mean that the BJP was pulling out of the Mehbooba Mufti government, said top party sources.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Punjab orders special survey for crop losses
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered a special 'girdawari' (revenue survey) to assess crop losses due to rain and hailstorm in the state.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Taiwan to hold its first industry expo in India in May
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In a bid to expand trade ties with India, Taiwan will host its first-ever promotional event - Taiwan Expo - here next month, according to an announcement by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), which will also open its Delhi office on the occasion.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
General Secretary supreme authority in AIADMK, HC told
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) An AIADMK faction led by sidelined leader V.K. Sasikala told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday that as per the party constitution, the office of General Secretary holds the "supreme authority" in the functioning of the AIADMK.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ordinances for quota in promotion, restoring anti-atrocity Act planned: Paswan
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday reiterated that the NDA government would bring an ordinance if the Supreme Court does not allow reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in promotion in the government jobs.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI case against 3 companies' officials, others in Rs 621-cr fraud
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday said that it had filed a fresh case against the directors of three companies on the charge of cheating a consortium of five banks led by the Punjab and Sindh Bank to the tune of Rs 621 crore.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Newborn found dead in S. Korea mall restroom
Seoul, April 17 (IANS) A newborn baby was found dead on Tuesday in a toilet bowl of a restroom at a shopping mall in the South Korean city of Cheongju, police said.
2018-04-17
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Waiting for Modi's finger-snap to sort out all problems: Togadia
Ahmedabad, April 17 (IANS) Beginning his indefinite fast in support of the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and other issues, former VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
Identify TB Champions to raise awareness: Nadda
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on Tuesday said 'TB Champions' who survived tuberculosis should be identified to raise awareness about the curable disease for a TB free India by 2025.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
RBI Governor called by parliamentary panel on May 17
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has called RBI Governor Urjit Patel on May 17 to answer queries on banking frauds and the powers that the central bank needs for better regulation of public sector banks (PSBs).
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Zidane downplays anti-Real Madrid sentiments
Madrid, April 17 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday tried to downplay the issue of anti-Madrid sentiments by so-called "anti-Madridistias" that have been unleashed in the wake of Lucas Vazquez's controversial last-gasp penalty, which propelled Madrid into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Juventus.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Jharkhand recommends CBI probe into woman doctor's death
Ranchi, April 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Tuesday recommended an investigation by the CBI into the death of a woman doctor from the state in Kerala.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India submits second round of pleadings at ICJ
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India on Tuesday filed its second round of pleadings to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague regarding the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on alleged espionage charges.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Centre in process to set up Cauvery management board: Tamil Nadu Governor
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday said Cauvery issue was close to his heart and has been assured by Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari that the matter relating to the constitution of a river management board was under process.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Many ATMs run dry in MP cities, towns
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) A large number of ATMs failed to dispense cash for the second consecutive day on Tuesday in several parts of Madhya Pradesh with the Congress accusing the BJP of hoarding money for the upcoming Karnataka polls.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Explain Jaitley's 'Hindu nationalism tool': Congress to BJP
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As the BJP attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi for "defaming Hindus globally" citing Wikileaks revelations, the party said the BJP should first reply on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's stand that "BJP used Hindu nationalism as a tool to attract votes".
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India to retain fastest growing economy spot helped by reforms: IMF
United Nations, April 17 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that India will retain its top spot as the world's fastest growing economy, helped by structural reforms and the fading of the effects of demonetisation and the new goods and services tax system.
2018-04-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Tamil Nadu Governor rules out resignation in wake of sex scandal
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday ruled out his resignation in the wake of a raging controversy over a sex scandal in a college in the state involving an assistant professor, who allegedly sought to lure girls into sexual favours to "higher ups" in a leading university and denied he had anything to do with it.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Education
India, Sweden ink joint action plan, innovation partnership (Roundup)
Stockholm, April 17 (IANS) With the aim to build a win-win partnership with Sweden making use of the opportunities offered by India's development programmes, the two countries on Tuesday signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innovation Partnership following a bilateral summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven here.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Sweden,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Wheat procurement in Haryana crosses 37 lakh tonnes
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Government procuring agencies and traders have purchased over 37.19 lakh tonnes of wheat from farmers in Haryana, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Shami stays back in Kolkata following police summons
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, facing charges of domestic violence and extra-marital affairs levelled by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan, stayed back in the city on Tuesday following summons from the Kolkata police while his team Delhi Daredevils flew to Bengaluru for their next IPL game.
2018-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,IPL-2018
CWG performance just the start: BFI President
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Congratulating the Indian contingent, which returned with an impressive haul of nine medals from the just-concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh on Tuesday warned the boxers not to get carried away with the recent accolades.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Odisha's tax collection grows 19% in 2017-18
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) The overall tax generation in Odisha in financial year 2017-18 has shown a growth of around 19 percent against the last financial year, said an official on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IMF expects India's economy to grow at 7.4% in 2018
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday said that it expects India's economy to grow at 7.4 per cent in 2018 from a rise of 6.7 per cent in 2017.
2018-04-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
BJP demands Sonia, Rahul's apology for 'defaming Hindus globally'
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday hit out at the Congress for coining the term "saffron terror" to defame the Hindus "globally" and sought an apology from its top leadership, even though the opposition party had a day earlier denied the charge.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan to enter Super Cup final
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) Bengaluru FC (BFC) rode a hat-trick by Nicolas Fedor to beat Mohun Bagan 4-2 in their Super Cup semi-final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Maharashtra Police swoops down on Dalit activists
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The Maharashtra Police carried out multi-city raids on Tuesday against prominent Dalit activists and supporters in a fallout of the January 1 caste riots in Koregaon-Bhima, official sources said here.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Delhiites may soon get money for unscheduled power cuts
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Citizens would be compensated for unscheduled power cuts lasting longer than one hour if a policy approved by the Delhi government on Tuesday gets a green signal from Lt. Governor Anil Baijal.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
ATM daily cash inflow plunges to 30%: CATMi
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The daily cash flows into banks' ATMs has fallen drastically since the first week of April and now is as low as 30 per cent for public sector banks, the Confederation of ATM Industry said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Two die in fire at illegal Delhi factory
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Two workers were killed and another was injured in a fire at an illegal factory in west Delhi, police said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Jet Airways offers up to 30% discount on flights to Europe
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Tuesday said it has offered discounts of up to 30 per cent on the lowest prevailing fare for passengers travelling to select European destinations via Amsterdam and Paris from all 45 cities in India served by the airline.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Transporting currency to areas with unusually high cash withdrawals: RBI
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said that it is "taking steps to move currency to areas" which have witnessed unusually large cash withdrawals.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
e-rickshaw service started on JNU campus
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) An e-rickshaw service was started on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus here on Tuesday to promote eco-friendly mobility of people.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
IPL: RCB opt to field against winless Mumbai
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to field against winless Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Gold Coast encouraging, Asian Games will be tough (Column: Just Sport)
For India, the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games is remembered more for weightlifter Subrata Paul testing positive for a banned drug than 32 medals the country won. The entire officialdom was there more to canvass for African support to host the Games in India.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Rotomac case: CBI questions six former BoB officials
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday questioned six former Bank of Baroda officials, including then Chairman and Managing Director M.D. Mallya, in connection with the Rs 3,695 crore bank fraud case involving the Rotomac group.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't politicise Kathua rape-murder: Satyarthi
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Condemning the Kathua rape-murder incident, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday said it was a matter of shame for the country and shouldnt be politicised.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IAF shows its air dominance on western, eastern seaboards
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As part of its largest war preparedness exercise in three decades, the Indian Air Force (IAF) in a massive show of strength demonstrated its air dominance over the entire extended area of the Indian Ocean in support of the Indian Navy on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sugar production to cross 30 mn tonnes, arrears hits Rs 18,000 cr
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Sugarcane production in the country this year has reached 29.09 million tonnes so far and it will cross 30 million mark in next few days, a government official said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Majority believe crime against women hasn't increased post Nirbhaya: Survey
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In wake of the recent rape cases in India, only over a third of respondents in a survey feel that crime against women have increased post the 2012 Nirbhaya while nearly half believe it is at the same level
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab schools to introduce sports period from Class 1
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday gave in-principle approval for the introduction of a sports period in government schools starting from Class I instead of Class VI at present to help promote participation of youngsters in sports.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Government co-contributes over Rs 120 cr for "eligible subscribers" in APY
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The central government on Tuesday said that it has co-contributed Rs 120.92 crore for nearly 14 lakh "eligible subscribers" of the Atal Pension Yojana during FY 2016-17.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
As ATMs dry up, govt blames 'unusual demand', vows to print more notes (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amidst reports of a cash crunch and empty ATMs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday sought to allay fears, saying "there is more than adequate currency in circulation", even as the government blamed "unusual demand" for shortages in some areas.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
15 sports federations carrying on doping probes against Russia
Moscow, April 17 (IANS) As many as 15 international sports federations are carrying on with anti-doping investigations in regard to Russian athletes, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Craig Reedie has said.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Increasing the pace of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six -- critical for meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement -- can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)'s long-term renewable energy outlook said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Environment/Wildlife
Blast at Indian camp office in Nepal being probed
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) After an explosion at the camp office of the Indian Embassy in Nepal on Monday night, a senior official here said on Tuesday that the incident is being probed.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chelsea's Alonso under FA investigation for apparently stamping
London, April 17 (IANS) Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso's apparent stamp on Southampton striker Shane Long on Sunday is under the English Football Association (FA) investigation, it was reported on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Royal family fans anticipate new arrival outside London hospital
London, April 17 (IANS) Avid fans of the UK royal family were on Tuesday camping outside the hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was expected to give birth to her third child.
2018-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Nepali airline receives two more Chinese-made planes
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) Nepal's national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), on Tuesday formally received two new aircraft from a Chinese manufacturer.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
17 injured in Manipur police crackdown on protesters
Imphal, April 17 (IANS) At least 17 persons including women were injured in a police action on Monday night while taking part in a protest demanding the construction of a hospital at Khundrakpam in Imphal East district of Manipur, police said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Five men arrested for robbery in Delhi
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on Tuesday on the charge of robbing over Rs 17 lakh in Shakarpur area of East Delhi, police said.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google, CyArk to build VR models of world's endangered heritage sites
San Franciscio, April 17 (IANS) Google has joined hands with CyArk, a California-based 3D laser scanning non-profit, to build virtual reality (VR) representations of historical sites around the world that are at risk of destruction due to human conflict or natural disasters, media reports said.
2018-04-17
Category: International, San Marino,Science/Tech,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Issuers raise Rs 6,900 cr on BSE Bond platform post Sebi's new norms
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Tuesday said five issuers have raised Rs 6,900 crore on its BSE Bond platform after the roll-out of new norms by market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) effective from April 1.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre cancels AAP-held nine posts of advisors in Delhi cabinet
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has cancelled nine posts of advisors held by AAP members in the Delhi cabinet, sparking a fresh face-off between the Centre and the ruling party in the capital.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One killed in Karachi protest over minor's rape, killing
Karachi, April 17 (IANS) One person was killed and several injured during a protest here to demand justice for a minor girl, who was raped and murdered, turned violent with demonstrators pelting stones at the police and nearby vehicles.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six more states to join intra-state e-way bill system from Friday
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Six states - Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand - will implement the e-way bill for intra-state movement of goods from Friday, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
CBCID to probe case against college teacher luring students to sex trade
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) With political parties demanding a CBI probe into the alleged attempt at sexual trafficking of college students by a professor, the Tamil Nadu Police chief ordered the transfer of the case to the Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID).
2018-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Taj Group to launch 340-room luxury hotel in Makkah
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The Indian Hotels Co Ltd (IHCL) on Tuesday announced its foray into the Holy City of Makkah, Saudi Arabia for opening a luxury hotel in collaboration with Umm Al Qura Development and Construction Co.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Nerve agent used to attack ex-Russian spy was in liquid form
London, April 17 (IANS) The nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in an English town was delivered in a liquid form, the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN official lauds Nepal's political transformation
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) A senior UN official on Tuesday lauded the government and the people of Nepal for the nation's political transformation in the last two decades.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Philippines releases Australian nun arrested for political activities
Manila, April 17 (IANS) A 71-year-old Australian nun, who was detained in the Philippines over her alleged involvement in political activities, was released on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
What happens to rock band when a member gets hitched
New York, April 17 (IANS) If you go by the the rock n' roll lore which says that once a bandmate gets married, the party is over for the group, you could not be further from the truth, suggests new research that shows marriage diversity is actually good for both bands and businesses alike.
2018-04-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Equities rise as IMD forecast lifts sentiments (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Forecast of a normal monsoon, along with expectations of upbeat quarterly corporate earnings led the Indian equity markets to register gains for the ninth straight session on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ABB deploys high-capacity motors for Telangana irrigation project
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) As part of the Mahatma Gandhi Kalwakurthy Lift Irrigation System in Telangana, ABB, a pioneering technology leader, deployed five of its high-capacity motors - each capable of pumping 23,000 litres per second.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Won't stake claim to Taj Mahal: Wakf Board to SC
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Wakf Board on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it won't stake claim to the ownership of the Taj Mahal.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Cash crunch neither sudden nor temporary, Telugu states tell Jaitley
Hyderabad/Vijayawada, April 17 (IANS) Both the Telugu states on Tuesday disputed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's claim that cash crunch in banks and ATMs is sudden.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Good monsoon for central region, low in east, northeast and south'
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With high probability of normal monsoon at 97 percent predicted pan India for 2018, private weather forecaster Skymet on Tuesday forecast central India to receive highest rainfall at 108 percent between June and September.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India, Sweden sign joint action plan, innovation partnership
Stockholm, April 17 (IANS) Aiming to build a win-win partnership through Sweden making use of the opportunities offered by India's development programmes, the two countries on Tuesday signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innovation Partnership following a bilateral summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven here.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Sweden,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Defender Nacho absent as Real Madrid train for Bilbao tie
Madrid, April 17 (IANS) Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane could count on a full roster at training on Tuesday ahead of the team's mid-week league home fixture against Athletic Bilbao with the exception of defender Nacho Fernández, who remains in recovery from a thigh injury.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
45 kms of national highways to be built daily in FY19: Gadkari
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The government has set a target of constructing 45 km of national highways per day during FY19, up from about 27 km per day built during the last year, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two die in Delhi factory fire
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Two factory workers were killed and another was injured in a fire in west Delhi, police said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCLT approves Vedanta's resolution plan for Electrosteel
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal's (NCLT) Kolkata bench on Monday approved Vedanta Ltd's resolution plan for the insolvent Electrosteel Steels Ltd, one of the 12 large corporate defaulters identified by the Reserve Bank of India.
2018-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
CWG medal a huge boost for me, says shooter Mehuli (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Teenaged shooting sensation Mehuli Ghosh reckons that her silver medal at the just-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) is a huge boost as it will help her at future competitions.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Five held for murderous attack on Ghaziabad journalist
Ghaziabad, April 17 (IANS) Five persons involved in the April 8 murderous attack on Sahara Samay TV journalist Anuj Chaudhary in Ghaziabad have been arrested, police said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal panchayat polls: HC extends stay on process by a day
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday again extended. by a day till Wednesday. its stay on West Bengal's Panchayat election process in view of the ongoing hearing of a case related to the polls.
2018-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Macron defends Syria strikes in EU debate
Paris, April 17 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday put up a fervent defence of his decision to join a tripartite airstrike campaign in Syria as punishment for the Damascus regime's alleged use of chemical weapons.
2018-04-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Asian Tour returns to Pakistan for Chief of Naval Staff Open golf meet
Karachi, April 17 (IANS) The Asian Tour will make a welcome return to Pakistan after an 11-year hiatus for the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Open Golf Championship which will be staged from July 24 to 27, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Golf
Super Cup: Bengaluru FC beat Bagan to enter final
Bhubaneshwar, April 17 (IANS) Bengaluru FC (BFC) rode a hat-trick by Nicolas Fedor to beat Mohun Bagan 4-2 in their Super Cup semi-final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
WG medal a huge boost for me, says shooter Mehuli (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Teenaged shooting sensation Mehuli Ghosh reckons that her silver medal at the just-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) is a huge boost as it will help her at future competitions.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
TN government to file review petition against SC/ST law dilution
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said it would file a review petition in the apex court against the dilution of some provisios of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
As ATMs dry up, govt blames 'unusual demand', vows to print more notes (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amidst reports of a cash crunch and empty ATMs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday sought to allay fears, saying "there is more than adequate currency in circulation", even as the government blamed "unusual demand" for shortages in some areas.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Maharashtra sizzles at 40 plus degrees, rains in some areas
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Several parts of Maharashtra sizzled at 40 plus degrees Celsius on Tuesday with Chandrapur in Vidarbha recording a whopping 44 degrees even as unseasonal rains lashed some of the state's western parts.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bihar Minister demands reservation for poor from upper castes
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Bihar Industry Minister Jai Kumar Singh on Tuesday demanded the formation of a "Swarn Aayog" (Commission for the Upper Castes) by the Centre to provide reservation to the poor among the upper castes in the country.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
US military begins storage facility construction in Philippines
Manila, April 17 (IANS) The US military on Tuesday started the construction of a storage facility at a base in the Philippines' Pampanga province.
2018-04-17
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security
Couple, woman found murdered in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 17 (IANS) A couple and a woman, all in their 30s, were found murdered on Tuesday in the Aravali foothills in Gurugram district, police said on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pilots refuse Air France's offer to end strike
Paris, April 17 (IANS) Air France pilots voted Tuesday to turn down an offer from the management that sought to end an ongoing strike by offering a 2 per cent pay hike with a possible rise of up to 5 per cent within three years.
2018-04-17
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child's health
London, April 17 (IANS) Besides smoking and drinking alcohol, parents' health including obesity and poor diet can have "profound implications" for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before their conception, says a series of studies published in the journal Lancet.
2018-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Northeastern states asked to expedite computerisation of PDS
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) The Cnion government has asked five northeastern states - Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura - to expedite the computerisation of Public Distribution System (PDS) for its better and transparent performance, an official said here on Tuesday.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hero Team's Mena 11th, Santosh 20th in Stage 1 of Merzouga Rally
Merzourga (Morocco), April 17 (IANS) Hero MotoSports Team Rally's Oriol Mena and C.S. Santosh finished 11th and 20th respectively after the first stage in the Merzouga Rally in southeastern Morocco.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Morocco,Sports,Motorsports
Running is my favourite activity, says cricketer Iyer
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer said apart from running, which he likes the most, he includes CrossFit and circuit training in his routine to achieve fitness.
2018-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket

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