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Spurs return to top 4 as Man City make history
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 here to claim fourth place in the English Premier League, while leaders Manchester City cruised 4-0 over Swansea to set a new English top-flight record for consecutive wins with 15.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
30% ballotting as voting picks up in Gujarat second phase
Gandhinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) Voting picked up in Gujarat's second phase elections as the sun warmed away the winter chill, with around 30 per cent polling registered by afternoon.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Real Madrid defeat Al Jazira, in final
Abu Dhabi, Dec 14 (IANS) Defending champions Real Madrid came from behind here to beat Al Jazira of the United Arab Emirates 2-1 in the FIFA Club World Cup semifinal.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
NASA to screen 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' for crew
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) The "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is set to release this week around the world but astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will also be able to watch it in the coming days, NASA said.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Hichki' trailer attached to 'Tiger Zinda Hai'
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) The trailer of actress Rani Mukerjis comeback film "Hichki" will be attached to superstar Salman Khans action entertainer "Tiger Zinda Hai", slated to release on December 22.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Equity indices trade in red, TCS top loser
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Thursday traded in the red during the mid-afternoon trade session with heavy selling pressure in consumer durables, capital goods and metal stocks.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Weinstein threatened to kill me: Salma Hayek
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled "monster", alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. Weinstein has denied the accusation.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Remove 'bail-in' clause in FRDA Bill: Assocham
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Assocham on Thursday urged the government to remove a clause in the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDA) Bill that seeks to treat bank depositors as other creditors and shareholders for "bail-in".
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
US Senator McCain hospitalized
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain has been hospitalized over side effects from brain tumour therapy, his office said.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Lata Mangeshkar on her association with Raj Kapoor (Book Extract, Exclusive to IANS)
(Editors note: To mark the 93rd birth anniversary of late actor Raj Kapoor, a special book -- an experiment between a biography and an autobiography -- will be launched by his children Randhir Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Rishi Kapoor, Rima Jain and Rajiv Kapoor on Thursday evening. Presented here is an exclusive extract from "Raj Kapoor: The One And Only Showman" where noted singer Lata Mangeshkar writes on her association with the late actor)
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
13 killed in Somalia suicide attack
Mogadishu, Dec 14 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide attack that targeted a police academy here, Somalian authorities said on Thursday.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Somalia,Terrorism
Microsoft announces AI updates in products, partnership with Reddit
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Highlighting its progress in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Microsoft has announced a slew of updates to its AI assistant Cortana, search engine Bing and Office 365.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump mentally unfit to be US President: Rob Reiner
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actor, filmmaker and activist Rob Reiner feels that Donald Trump is "mentally unfit" to be the US President.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Modi saddened by actor Neeraj Vora's death
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was saddened by the death of Bollywood actor Neeraj Vora.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Food prices accelerate November WPI inflation
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) An exponential rise in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 3.93 per cent for November, official data showed on Thursday.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Simmons accused of sexual misconduct by more women
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) TV producer and the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, Russell Simmons, has been accused of sexual misconduct by five more women, on top of three women who made similar allegations against him.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I don't subscribe to quintessential heroines: Kangana Ranaut
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The quintessential heroine -- on and off screen -- is not for actress Kangana Ranaut.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Be strong and self-reliant: Woman taxi driver delivers powerful message (Cinema Feature)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A victim of an abusive and violent child marriage, she wanted to commit suicide by throwing herself under a bus. But in a life-changing moment, she instead chose to board the same bus and take charge of her life.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Warner Bros finds 'no evidence of wrongdoing' by Robert Knepper
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Officials at entertainment company Warner Bros believe that "iZombie" star Robert Knepper is innocent in the case of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kerala law student's murderer sentenced to death
Kochi (Kerala), Dec 14 (IANS) A sessions court in Kerala on Thursday sentenced to death Ameerul Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam, who on Tuesday was found guilty of rape and murder of a law student in 2016 in Ernakulam.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sri Lankan risks torture if deported from Australia
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) A UN committee against torture has advised the Australian government not to deport a Sri Lankan man, fearing he might be tortured upon return, the media reported on Thursday.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Modi casts vote in Gujarat polls
Ahmedabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cast his vote in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, amid loud cheers from a crowd gathered outside the polling booth in Ranip here.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Who is common to writing rooms of well-known authors? Lord Ganesh (Literary Feature - Part II)
Just a few steps away from the busy Lodhi Road and its loud cacophony of car horns is a beautiful room that transports one to an overwhelming old-world-era amid the concrete jungle of the national capital. This is the room where Shashi Tharoor sits down to write.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,National,IANS Life
Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor: First phase by August 2018
Aligarh, Dec 14 (IANS) In order to speed up goods traffic and ease the burden on existing rail tracks between Howrah and New Delhi, the work on the first phase of the 1,856-km Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor that runs through six states will be completed by August 2018, officials said.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Theatre is ruthless: Sharman Joshi
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Actor Sharman Joshi, who starred in Hindi comedy play "Raju Raja Ram Aur Main", says that theatre is ruthless.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Five years after Nirbhaya, is Delhi any safer for women?
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Five years after 23-year-old Nirbhaya was brutally raped and murdered by five men on December 16, earning Delhi an epithet of "rape capital" of India, has the national capital become any safer for women? Crime data doesn't suggest so and females who live and work in the city and its peripheries also don't feel safer despite resolves by the centre and city governments to enhance women's safety.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
India's WPI inflation at 3.93% in November
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices stood at 3.93 per cent for the month of November, official data showed here on Thursday.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
It's poop heat in Kenyan slums -- and business too (Environment Feature)
Nairobi, Dec 14 (IANS) It's really not a dirty business. They have adopted a simple, clean technology that turns human waste into an odourless renewable alternative to charcoal, which locals use to ignite their hearths and to keep themselves warm.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Former Bayern striker Santa Cruz extends Olimpia deal
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 14 (IANS) Former Bayern Munich striker Roque Santa Cruz has signed a one-year contract extension with Paraguayan club Olimpia, extending his professional career to a 21st season.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Horn defends boxing world title in Australia with 11th round TKO
Sydney, Dec 14 (IANS) Australian WBO welterweight boxing champion Jeff Horn successfully defended his world title against British contender Gary 'Hellraiser' Corcoran at the Brisbane Convention Center.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Apple invests $390mn in US-made iPhone lasers
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) As part of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers, Apple has invested $390 million in optical communication component manufacturer Finisar whose technology has made the iPhone's Face ID feature viable.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Schalke move to 2nd, Bayern crave out win in Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 14 (IANS) Schalke overpowered resilient Augsburg 3-2 owing to a late penalty meanwhile front runners Bayern Munich craved out a 1-0 victory over last placed Cologne at the closer of the 16th round.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Argentina's Independiente win Copa Sudamericana
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 14 (IANS) Argentina's Independiente secured their second Copa Sudamerica title by completing a 3-2 aggregate victory over Brazilian side Flamengo.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
India developing small rocket to cash in on small-satellite boom
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) With the size of earth observation satellites reducing and the future trend moving towards a constellation of small satellites rather than a large one, India's space agency is developing a smaller rocket that can carry satellites weighing up to 500 kg, a senior official said.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss
London, Dec 14 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to Brussels on Thursday, hours after Conservative Party rebels defeated the government in a key Brexit vote.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Great choice for first-time Android users (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has flooded the Indian smartphone market with devices at overlapping prices but compelling features. Its latest offering, the Redmi 5A, has the price tag and specifications of an entry-level Android smartphone.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Technology,IANS Life
Neeraj Vora reason behind my foray into comedy: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar says he ventured into comedy genre because of late filmmaker and actor Neeraj Vora,
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2nd phase of Gujarat polls: 10% voting in 2 hours
Gandhinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) The first few hours of polling in the second and final phase of the Gujarat elections on Thursday saw very few voters following a dip in the temperature. Ten per cent voting was recorded in two hours, an official said, adding the process will pick up as the day progresses.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Gene therapy drug shows promise of haemophilia cure
London, Dec 14 (IANS) A single treatment with a gene therapy drug has shown promise in curing patients with haemophilia -- a disorder in which blood does not clot normally, results of a clinical trial in Britain show.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar: Report
Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 14 (IANS) Global humanitarian NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) announced on Thursday that at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed after violence broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine state late August.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Messenger records 17bn realtime video chats in 2017
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) This year video chat took a leap forward with Facebook Messenger recording 17 billion realtime video chats -- two times as many video chat sessions in 2017 compared to 2016, the company said.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Australia's child abuse inquiry calls for changes
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on Thursday called for changes at all levels in its final hearing after five years of investigation.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A call for jihad in an earthly paradise -- and its consequences (Book Review)
Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Oprah Winfrey to receive 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will be feted with the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anupam Kher starrer 'The Big Sick' nominated at SAG Awards
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Anupam Kher starrer "The Big Sick" has been nominated for an Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG Awards) 2017.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Republican lawmaker commits suicide amid sexual molestation allegations
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A Republican lawmaker has committed suicide after denying accusations of sexually molesting a teenage girl, police said.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Jumanji' deserves to live on and I think it will: Jack Black
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Jack Black saw "Jumanji" for the first time when he was offered a role in its sequel "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle", and 'flipped out' over the late Robin Williams' performance. The actor is thrilled to be a part of Williams' legacy, and says "Jumanji" deserves to live on.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Republicans strikes deal on Trump tax cuts
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) US Senate and House Republicans have struck an agreement on a sweeping tax-cut bill that, if passed, would be the first major piece of legislation signed by President Donald Trump, the media reported.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Unlocking real estate value in the current scenario (Comment: Special to IANS)
As lenders and borrowers in India grapple with heavy debt levels, asset sales have been a strategy used to pare debt levels by conglomerates.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Microsoft India to enable partners to work closely with government customers
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Microsoft will soon enable partners to work effectively with its rich network of government customers, helping them work around the countrys mega digital initiative, a top company executive said here on Thursday.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump's African-American aide to depart White House
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of US President Donald Trump's most prominent African-American aide, is set to leave the White House in January 2018, according to the administration.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Foggy Thursday morning in Delhi, 17 trains cancelled
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) It was a foggy morning here on Thursday with clouds in some parts of the city, the weather office said.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Writer-actor-filmmaker Neeraj Vora dead at 54
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Bollywood's multi-faceted talent Neeraj Vora, an actor, writer and director known for his humorous streak on and off screen, died here early on Thursday, months after being comatose, his family member said.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
PM commissions INS Kalvari to boost India's defence, security
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday here commissioned the country's first indigenously-built Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari to the Indian Navy terming it a significant new era "to boost India's defence and security".
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Microsoft India to enable partners to work closely with government customers
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Microsoft will soon enable partners to work effectively with its rich network of government customers, helping them work around the count'''s mega digital initiative, a top company executive said here on Thursday.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Srinagar records season's lowest maximum temperature
Srinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) Srinagar city has witnessed the lowest maximum temperature of the season so far, while the ski resort of Gulmarg was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday at minus 9.8 degrees Celsius.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
World skyscraper construction hits record high: Report
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) More skyscrapers were built in 2017 than during any other year in history, according to a report released by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Lost battle to save my brother: Nadiadwala on Vora's death
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Producer Firoz Nadiadwala, who had been looking after the ailing Neeraj Vora for over a year, on Thursday mourned the demise of his "brother and friend".
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Key Indian equity market indices open higher
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher after the US Federal Reserve hiked interest rate following its two-day policy meeting while raising its economic growth forecast for 2018.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
PM commissions India's 1st indigenously-built Scorpene sub
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Marking an important milestone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday commissioned and dedicated to the nation the country's first indigenously-built Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Kalvari' into the Indian Navy.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Writer-actor-filmmaker Neeraj Vora dead at 54
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Bollywood's multi-faceted talent Neeraj Vora, known for writing "Rangeela" and for directing "Phir Hera Pheri", died here early on Thursday, months after being comatose, his family member said.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
PM to commission 1st Scorpene submarine
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Marking an important milestone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commission the first indigenously-built Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Kalvari' to the Indian Navy.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Dec 14 (IANS) One-way traffic was restored on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Thursday after remaining closed for three days.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Modi, Rahul call on Gujarat to vote
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President-designate Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appealed to the voters in Gujarat to exercise their franchise in the second phase of polling that has begun.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russians spent less than 1 pound on ads during Brexit: Facebook
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Downplaying claims that Kremlin-backed groups helped swing the Brexit vote in 2016, Facebook has told EU investigators that less than one pound was spent by Russians on ads posted on its platform during the referendum, The Telegraph reported on Thursday.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Second phase of Gujarat assembly polls begins
Ahmedabad, Dec 14 (IANS) The second phase of state assembly polls began in Gujarat on Thursday. Voting has begun in 93 assembly constituencies across 14 districts in northern and central regions.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Love exercising in lingerie: Hailey Baldwin
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Model Hailey Baldwin says she loves to workout in a bikini.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hamas vows to liberate Palestine on 30th anniversary
Gaza, Dec 14 (IANS) Militant organisation Hamas has said Palestine will continue with its project of liberation and resistance in all forms, according to a statement released on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its foundation which will be observed on Thursday.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Macron urges financial boost for G5 Sahel military
Paris, Dec 14 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has sought to bolster financial aid for the France-brokered West African military coalition at a meeting here to win the fight against terrorism.
2017-12-14
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Argentina will be stronger at World Cup: Messi
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 14 (IANS) Argentina will be a better team at the 2018 World Cup than the one that struggled during the South American qualifying tournament, according to Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Trump's top African-American adviser resigns
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) The highest-profile African-American adviser to US President Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault Newman, will step down on January 20, the White House Press Secretary has said.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Fed raises interest rate amid strong job market
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) US Federal Reserve has raised the benchmark interest rates for the third time this year and maintained the forecast of three more rate hikes in 2018, as the economy and job market continued solid growth.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Global trade conference ends without progress
Buenos Aires, Dec 14 (IANS) The 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded here with a "disappointing" lack of results, Director-General Roberto Azevedo said.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Russia hopes top British diplomat's visit can help mend ties
Moscow, Dec 14 (IANS) Moscow expects the upcoming visit of the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to help mend bilateral relations, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Harvey Weinstein threatened to kill me: Salma Hayek
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled "monster", alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
US lawmakers reach deal on tax cut bill
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) US House and Senate Republicans secured a deal on the final version of a tax cut bill, paving the way for the US Congress to pass the bill and handle a major legislative achievement to President Donald Trump before Christmas.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Brexit bill: British government loses key vote after Tory rebellion
London, Dec 14 (IANS) The British government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Sofia's mother gives approval to Disick
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Singer Lionel Richie's daughter Sofia Richie has received her mother Diane Alexanders approval of her relationship with TV personality Scott Disick.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks end mixed after Fed rate hike decision
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed, with the Dow closing at a record high, as the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, the third such increase in 2017.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UN warns of severe health risks from electronic/electrical waste in India
United Nations, Dec 14 (IANS) The UN has warned about the health and environmental dangers from the processing of e-waste -- the discarded electronic and electrical material -- by the informal sector in India without proper safeguards.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Spears has 'Cyndi Lauper kind of day'
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears got playful as she danced to singer Cyndi Lauper's hit song "Girls just want to have fun".
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ecuador Vice President jailed for six years in corruption case
Quito, Dec 14 (IANS) A criminal court in Ecuador has sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in prison for illicit association within the bribery scheme run by Brazilian construction firm, Odebrecht.
2017-12-14
Category: International, Ecuador,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US Fed raises interest rate by 25 basis points
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve has raised the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, the third such increase in 2017.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Eminem to embark on American tour
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Rapper Eminem will embark on an American tour for the first time in four years.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I would love to write a book: Kangana Ranaut
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who graced the launch of author Shobhaa De's latest book "Seventy and To Hell With It" here, has said she would love to write a book.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Jourdan Dunn thought she was a witch
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Model Jourdan Dunn used to think that she was a witch when she was younger, and she used to cast spells from behind a curtain.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump distances himself from Roy Moore's election defeat
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has sought to distance himself from the defeat suffered by the controversial Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore in the Senate election in the US state of Alabama.
2017-12-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
2 held for killing teenager
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Two persons have been arrested for stabbing a teenager to death and injuring two of his family members over a scuffle, police said on Wednesday.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ram is omnipresent, BJP trying to divert attention: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) After BJP's attack on Congress on the "Ram Setu" issue, the party defended itself by saying "Lord Rama was "omnipresent" and BJP was trying to divert attention from the development issues of Gujarat.
2017-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Provide arm licenses to rape victims, says MP minister
Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Women and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis on Wednesday called for arms licenses to be issued to rape and molestation victims on a priority basis to "increase their morale".
2017-12-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Salman launches Bina Kak's book, calls it great
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan launched photographer Bina Kak's book "Silent Sentinels Of Ranthambhore" here on Wednesday, terming it a "great book".
2017-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
SC allows relaxation of ban on pet-coke and furnace oil
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Central government to relax its notification banning the use of pet-coke and furnace oil in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan as it permitted pet coke to be used an an ingredient by the cement and lime industry.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Max Hospital urges revocation of licence cancellation order
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi's Shalimar Bagh-located Max Super Speciality Hospital on Wednesday said they have appealed to the authorities concerned to revoke cancellation of their licence.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Chaudhary Prem Singh's death an irreparable loss for Congress: Maken
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress' Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday described the death of former Delhi Assembly Speaker Chaudhary Prem Singh as an irreparable loss for the party.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Interim bail for Kannada editor on health ground
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) A local court on Wednesday granted interim bail, on health grounds, to jailed Kannada tabloid editor Ravi Belagere, arrested for allegedly hiring a gunman to kill his ex-colleague Sunil Heggaravalli in "Hai Bengaluru" weekly paper.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IT department conducts surveys at Bitcoin exchanges
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Income Tax (IT) department on Wednesday conducted "surveys" at nine Bitcoin exchanges around the country to gather information about the investors and traders of the crypto-currency.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy released from Andhra jail
Visakhapatnam, Dec 13 (IANS) Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy has been released on bail from Visakhapatnam Central Jail, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rahul Gandhi to meet Kerala, Tamil Nadu fishermen
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi is going to visit the areas hit by Cyclone Ockhi in Kerala and Tamil Nadu and meet the affected fishermen.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EC must order FIR against PM for his speech at Ficci: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Following the Election Commission notice to Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi for allegedly violating the model poll code, the Congress on Wednesday asked the poll panel to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his speech at at Ficci on eve of Gujarat polls' second phase.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI to probe death of Hindu activist in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Karnataka on Wednesday decided to hand over the investigation into the mysterious death of Hindu activist Paresh Mesta to the CBI, police said.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Extra-constitutional authorities were running government in UPA: BJP
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A day before last phase of polling in Gujarat, the BJP on Wednesday came out with some e-mail exchanges between Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi and former Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan to attack the party, saying decisions during the UPA regime were taken by "extra-constitutional authorities".
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ranji Trophy: Saha, Shami named in Bengal's semi squad
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) India Test regulars Wriddhiman Saha and Mohammed Shami were on Wednesday named in Bengal's Ranji squad for their semifinal against Delhi in Pune from December 17.
2017-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Maruti Suzuki to hike prices from January 2018
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India will increase the prices of its entire passenger vehicle range by up to two per cent from January, due to rising input costs.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress seeks EC action against PM for his speech at Ficci
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Following the Election Commission notice to Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi for allegedly violating the poll code, the Congress on Wednesday asked the poll panel to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his speech at at Ficci on eve of Gujarat polls' second phase.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan government employees end first phase of agitation
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) Members of the Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sankyukt Sangarsh Samiti staging a 48-hour hunger strike at all district headquarters of the state on Wednesday ended their fast but warned of a bigger protest if their demands were not met.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
RBI initiates PCA against Corporation Bank
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated "prompt corrective action" (PCA) against state-run lender Corporation Bank in the view of its high non-performing assets (NPAs).
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
JICA to provide Rs.1,200 crore loan for Andhra project
Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide Rs 1,200 crore loan to Andhra Pradesh for an irrigation and livelihood improvement project, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Will work towards transforming party, women will be fundamental part: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Stressing that there will be a surprise for all in the Gujarat elections, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday emphasised on the need to work together to transform the party and the role of women would be a fundamental part of this.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nagaland CM sacks four cabinet ministers as NPF factions reconcile
Kohima, Dec 13 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang on Wednesday sacked four of his senior cabinet ministers following the reconciliation within the two factions of the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF).
2017-12-13
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
'Tiger Zinda Hai' refused NOC for release in Pakistan
Islamabad/New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood's much-anticipated movie "Tiger Zinda Hai" has been refused the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for import by Pakistan's Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
DCI inks MoU with NHAI to provide sand for construction
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) has inked an MoU with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for facilitating supply of sand for construction work, said an official statement.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
RBI imposes Rs 3 cr penalty on IndusInd Bank
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 3 crore on IndusInd Bank for non-compliance with its directions on "Income Recognition and Asset Classification" (IRAC) norms and contravention of regulatory restrictions pertaining to non-fund based (NFB) facilities.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
18.5 % loss in Metro passenger trips, roll back fare hike: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that there was a 18.5 per cent loss in Metro passenger trips after the fare hike on October 10 and urged the Central government to roll back the hike, which would cause more pollution.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Australia ready to join Malabar naval exercise
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In light of the increasing strategic importance of the Indo-Pacific region, Australia is willing to join the Malabar naval exercise if invited by the other three participating nations of India, the US and Japan, a senior Australian official said here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Odisha CM felicitates budding astronomers of state
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday felicitated the top 20 winners of the 11th Edition of the Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) Programme - 2017-18 at Pathani Samanta Planetarium here.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Meghalaya CM accuses Centre of not releasing funds
Shillong, Dec 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday accused the Central government of irregular release of funds to northeastern states.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Now, parents can complain about Delhi school fees
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Parents can complain to a Delhi government-appointed committee if they have an issue with the fees charged by private schools.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
HC slams Delhi government for not buying disabled-friendly buses
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the city government for not buying low-floor disabled-friendly CNG buses due to their high cost.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Muslim Personal Law Board to discuss triple talaq at Hyderabad meet
Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The proposed legislation on triple talaq and Babri Masjid will be among the key issues to be discussed at the general body meeting of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) scheduled to be held here in February.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Women protest non-passage of quota bill, hold march in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Protesting the central government's failure to ensure reservation for women in Parliament and state legislatures, hundreds of women held a march here on Wednesday and demanded passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament's winter session starting on Friday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
EC notice to Rahul Gandhi over TV interviews
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday shot off a notice to Congress President- elect Rahul Gandhi for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by giving election-related interviews to TV channels a day prior to the second phase polling in Gujarat, and asked him to respond by December 18.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How come BJP doesn't object to Doval's son having a Pakistani business partner: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday questioned the government over its approach to fighting terrorism and corruption, and sought response to allegations that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's son had a business partner based in Pakistan.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
15,000 diabetics sign petition to slash glucostrips price
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Over 15,000 diabetes patients of Mumbai have signed a petition seeking a reduction in the cost of glucostrips across the country.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
FRDI bill will take away guarantee of bank deposits: CPI-M
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Alleging that the Narendra Modi government's proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill would create problems for bank depositors in getting their money back, CPI-M politburo member Surjya Kanta Mishra on Wednesday urged people to join protest demonstrations before bank, insurance and financial institutions against the legislation.
2017-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Priyanka honoured for promoting social cause online
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra was on Wednesday honoured with a Digital Marketers Award for 'Most Effective Use Of Digital Platforms For A Social Cause'.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Projects incomplete for 50 years finished in four years: Rajasthan CM
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia on Wednesday said that important projects lying pending for 50 years were completed in four years by the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the desert state.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shahid Kapoor named Sexiest Asian Man in UK poll
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has been named the 'Sexiest Asian Man' in a poll, dethroning singer Zayn Malik who has been winning the title for the past two years.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Sonowal takes up Brahmaputra waters turning black with PM
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention on the issue of the waters of river Brahmaputra, that flows in from China, turning black in parts of the state.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
IPL: Hodge to coach Kings XI Punjab for 3 years
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday signed former Australia batsman Brad Hodge as head coach on a three-year contract.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sindhu wins, Srikanth loses at Superseries Finals
Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth began their campaign at the season-ending World Superseries Finals in contrasting styles at the Hamadan Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Gangster, with Rs 50K reward, held for killing businessman
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A gangster, carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head by Delhi Police, has been arrested for killing and robbing a businessman here, an officer said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Double ton against Sri Lanka in 2014 very close to me: Rohit
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) India skipper Rohit Sharma (208 not out), who slammed his third double ton to pilot India to a mammoth 392 against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, said the innings which he played against Sri Lanka in 2014 was very close to him.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
EC orders FIRs against channels showing Rahul's interview
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday directed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat to lodge FIRs against TV channels that aired Congress President elect Rahul Gandhi's interview as "it violated the law".
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Year-old conjoined twins separated in Mumbai
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) One-year-old twins, conjoined at the abdomen, have been separated at a hospital here, hospital authorities said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Gujarat polling on Thursday for 93 seats; PM, Shah to vote
Gandhinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) The second phase of elections in Gujarat on Thursday will see polling held for 93 assembly constituencies across 14 districts in northern and central regions of the state, with a host of VVIPs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, descending on Ahmedabad to cast their vote.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NGT banned only illegal coal mining in Meghalaya, says CM
Shillong, Dec 13 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday claimed that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) "did not ban mining of coal but banned only illegal coal mining" in Meghalaya.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Hindustan Copper reopens Kendadih mine in Jharkhand
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) After almost 18 years, Hindustan Copper Ltd has formally reopened its Kendadih mine in Jharkhand's Ghatsila, the company said in a statement here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Islamic summit declares East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital
Istanbul, Dec 13 (IANS) A summit of Islamic countries held in Istanbul on Wednesday declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Brexit talks: European Parliament gives conditional approval for 2nd phase
Strasbourg (France), Dec 13 (IANS) The European Parliament on Wednesday gave conditional approval to move the Brexit negotiations onto the second phase, although it added an amendment calling for agreements adopted on citizens rights and the divorce bill in the preliminary stages to be written into a legal document.
2017-12-13
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
SC expresses concern over falling sex ratio, calls for reversing it
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Expressing concern over the falling sex ratio against the girl child, the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to take all the steps so that the trend is halted and reversed.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Human Interest/Society
PM attacks Manmohan Singh government on bank NPAs
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked his predecessor Manmohan Singh and the UPA government saying some of its "people" had pressurised banks to lend to some industrialists, which he described as the "biggest scam", bigger than 2G, coal and Commonwealth Games scams.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi forms nine-member panel to cap profit on drugs in private hospitals
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday formed a nine-member committee to put a cap on the profit on medicines and consumables in the city's private hospitals and nursing homes, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
We in Bengal do not beat or torch people to death: Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Referring to the brutal killing of a Bengali labourer in Rajasthan last week, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the people of her state neither support nor engage in such activities.
2017-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Teachers oppose app-based attendance system
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A section of Delhi University teachers on Wednesday opposed the centralised app-based attendance system, saying it may become a tool for harassment and may be used for "settling of scores".
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Winter session of Parliament to begin on stormy note
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The winter session of Parliament beginning on Friday is likely to be stormy with the opposition parties all set to corner the government over a range of issues like the Rafale deal, the adverse impact of GST and demonetisation on the economy, the plight of farmers and religious intolerance.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Escorts unveils pick-n-carry crane at Excon
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Escorts Construction Equipment on Wednesday unveiled its pick-n-carry crane at the 9th International Construction Equipment and Technology Trade Fair (Excon 2017) here.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Peace at border needed for strong bilateral ties, Sushma told Chinese Minister
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Peace along the India-China border is a pre-requisite for strong bilateral relations, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during a meeting earlier this week, the government said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Solar power auction sees 98% fall in November
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The solar power auction in November saw a 98 per cent drop with only 5 MW auctioned against 270 MW in October, a report said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BSE's India INX's highest daily turnover crosses Rs 1,700 cr
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE said its wholly-owned subsidiary India International Exchange (India INX) witnessed an all-time high turnover of over Rs 1,700 crore or $263.90 million on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Air India triumph at national badminton tourney
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Air India lived up to their top billing, beating Assam 3-1 to lift the mixed team crown of the 42nd Inter State-Inter Zonal Badminton Championships 2017 here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Badminton
Your money is safe in banks, says Modi on FRDI
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Scotching rumours that depositors' interest will be harmed by a new legislation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said their money in the banks is completely safe and their interests won't be allowed to be affected in any way.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India bounce back with Rohit's historic double ton (Roundup)
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with a historic third ODI double ton (208 not out) as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 141 runs to not only avenge the loss in the series opener but also level the three-match rubber 1-1, at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Indian-origin student hires underage sex worker, arrested
Singapore, Dec 13 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian-origin student has been sentenced to 10 months jail after he was found guilty of taking the services of an underage sex worker in May last year.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Singapore,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Free entrance exams coaching for SC students in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi government has approved free entrance coaching to Scheduled Caste (SC) students for various competitive examinations, a statement said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
EC orders FIRs against channels showing Rahul's interview
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday directed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat to lodge FIRs against TV channels that aired Congress President elect Rahul Gandhis interview as "it violated the law".
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Paire star draw at Tata Open qualifiers
Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) World number 41 Benoit Paire will be the star attraction in the qualifiers of the Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament to be held here on December 30-31.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
Navy to commission first indigenous Scorpene-class submarine
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The first of the indigenous Scorpene-class submarines, INS Kalvari, will be commissioned for the Indian Navy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
DCW holds rally in solidarity with Narela victim
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) took out a rally in the national capital on Wednesday in solidarity with a woman from Narela who was beaten up by members of a local mafia after she helped bust an illicit liquor racket in the area.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Commonwealth head lauds 'Smart Cities', Jan Dhan initiatives
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland on Wednesday praised India's initiative of Smart Cities and zero balance accounts (Jan Dhan) scheme as "innovative" and "smart".
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Manmohan again seeks Modi's apology for 'falsehood and canards'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday again accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading "falsehood and canards" and tarnishing every constitutional office in a bid to win the Gujarat election and asked him to "apologize to the nation".
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI scoreboard
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) played between India and Sri Lanka at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Teams announced for FC Bayern Youth Cup India
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The names of the 10 qualifying teams for the fifth edition of the FC Bayern Youth Cup India football meet in February, were announced on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Delhi vs Bengal, Karnataka vs Vidarbha in Ranji semis
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Bengal have been drawn against Delhi, while Vidarbha have been pitted against southern cricket powerhouse Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals, it was revealed on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
RERA should have come earlier to control builders: Modi
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA) should have been enacted earlier to check the malpractices of builders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, following the Supreme Court's stay on an NCLT order suspending real estate major Unitech's directors and allowing the government to appoint its nominees in their place.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Amused to see Manmohan angry on eve of polling: Amit Shah
Ahmedabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday said he was surprised and amused to see former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh so angry on the eve of the second phase of polling in Gujarat as Singh did not exhibit such belligerence earlier.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Two Jaipur teachers suspended for spelling errors in Modi passage
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) Two government school teachers in Jaipur have been suspended after the question paper framed for the Class 10 half-yearly exams, that included a section on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was found replete with errors.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
Pakistan court orders police to explain activist's disappearance
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The Lahore High Court on Wednesday called on the police to explain the disappearance of Raza Mahmood Khan, an activist who formed a group to promote peaceful relations with India.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rise in imports widens India's Q2 CAD to $7.2 bn
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) An exponential rise in merchandise imports widened India's current account deficit (CAD) to $7.2 billion or 1.2 per cent of the GDP in the second quarter of 2017-18, from $3.4 billion reported in the corresponding period in 2016-17.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
By 2022, 37% of India's workforce would be in new jobs
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Around 37 per cent of the country's workforce would be employed in new job roles by 2022, a report said here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IT department conducts surveys at bitcoin exchanges
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Income Tax (IT) department on Wednesday conducted "surveys" at nine bitcoin exchanges around the country to gather information about the investors and traders of the crypto-currency.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rs 305.14 crore aid approved for Manipur, Mizoram, Kerala
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday approved Rs 305.14 crore assistance for Manipur, Mizoram and Kerala that faced floods, landslides and drought in 2016, causing heavy loss of property in these states, an official said.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jharkhand ex-CM Madhu Koda, others convicted in coal scam case
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday convicted former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and others on corruption charges in a coal block allocation case.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
J&K legislature session from January 2
Jammu, Dec 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Wednesday summoned the session of the state's bicameral legislature on January 2, an official statement said.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
SC to now hear Centre's plea against Vodafone's second arbitration bid on Thursday
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred for Thursday the hearing of the Central government's plea challenging Delhi High Court order allowing Vodafone Group to go ahead and participate in the process for appointing the presiding arbitrator in its international arbitration against India tax authorities demand of over Rs 11,000 crore tax.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Airstrikes on rebel prison in Yemen kill 35
Sanaa, Dec 13 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed and 90 injured in the Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition airstrikes on a detention centre in the Yemeni capital, an official said.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
India down Sri Lanka by 141 runs to square ODI series
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) A disciplined India humbled Sri Lanka by 141 runs in the second One-day International and squared the three-match rubber 1-1 at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Chhattisgarh 'sex CD' scandal: CBI registers cases
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The CBI has registered two cases relating to possession and circulation of a "fake sex CD", allegedly involving a Chhattisgarh minister, who has filed a complaint against senior journalist Vinod Verma for alleged blackmail, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India offers $100 bn Intelligent Edge opportunity: Microsoft India head
Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) In a mobile-first and Cloud-first country like India, there now lies a new over $100 billion opportunity if we can leverage Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge solutions across industries, Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, said here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bills on Triple Talaq, transgender rights listed for Winter Session
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A bill to provide Muslim women the right to seek maintenance from the ex-spouse after divorce and another aimed to end discrimination against the transgenders, among other proposed legislations, are listed for taking up during Parliament's winter session starting on Friday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Eight tea garden workers injured as owners fire on protesters
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) At least eight tea garden workers were injured in Assam's Golaghat district on Wednesday after the owners fired upon a group of protesters, police said.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nearly 60,000 mobile phones distributed to farmers in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) The Odisha government has distributed around 60,000 free mobile phones among farmers so far to help them access information related to agriculture activities and market information, Cooperation Minister S.N. Patro said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
2018 World Cup win will give Germany footballers over $400k bonus each
Berlin, Dec 13 (IANS) Germany's football federation DFB on Wednesday announced that each of their 2018 World Cup players will get a bonus of 350,000 euros ($410,847) if they manage to defend their title in Russia.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Sadhguru to inaugurate Mystic Kalinga on December 22
Bhubaneshwar, Dec 13 (IANS) Mystic Kalinga, an emerging literary platform of poets and performers, designed to promote the participation of young minds in art, culture and creative dialogue with the past, present and future will be based on theme "Aseema" - Transcending Boundaries.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Fourth season sees scoring records tumble in ISL
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The ongoing fourth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) has set the scoring charts on fire with 59 goals being scored in 22 matches.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
No rollback on power subsidy to industry: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 13 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ruled out any rollback on the decision to provide power to the industry at a subsidised rate of Rs five per unit.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shock awaits BJP in Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Gujarat election result will be "shocking" for the BJP, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday, maintaining he didn't return Prime Minister Narendra Modi's verbal barbs targeting him and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh because he wanted to change the culture of personal attacks in political discourse.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
10K walk in Kolkata to raise healthcare funds for the impoverished
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) The fifth edition of 'Route 55', a 10 km walkathon event in the city, aimed at raising funds for the impoverished in the society, would be held on December 24, organisers said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Railways introduces bill tracking system for vendors
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to promote transparency and efficiency, the Railways on Wednesday said that it has introduced a bill tracking system for its vendors.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
8 held for selling poison syringes to kill dogs
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) Police in China's Anhui province have arrested eight members of a gang who sold syringes containing chemicals to kill dogs which would then end up on restaurant menus.
2017-12-13
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google to open AI research lab in China, first in Asia
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) In an apparent move to rebuild its presence in China, Google on Wednesday said it will open a research lab focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Beijing -- its first such centre in Asia.
2017-12-13
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Facebook, Startup Village Collective launch VR programme for students
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Facebook on Wednesday announced a virtual reality (VR) programme in partnership with Bengaluru-based Startup Village Collective (SV.CO) to help students in the country build their ideas into globally marketable products and services.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Sony expands home audio lineup in India
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Expanding its home audio lineup, Sony India on Wednesday launched 'SA-D40' and 'SA-D20' speakers for Rs 8,490 and Rs 7,490, respectively.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Rohit Shetty, Sunil Grover to co-host awards show
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty and actor-comedian Sunil Grover have been roped in to host the upcoming Zee Cine Awards 2018.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP ally Manjhi questions Nitish's prohibition in Bihar
Patna, Dec 13 (IANS) BJP ally Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's much-hyped prohibition policy in Bihar and termed it a failure.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jharkhand Assembly disrupted over kissing event, other issues
Ranchi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Jharkhand Assembly saw repeated disruptions on Wednesday over various issues, including the ruling BJP's demand that the house take up the "kissing" event organised by a JMM legislator, and was finally adjourned for the day without much business.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Erdogan, Abbas flay US over Jerusalem
Istanbul, Dec 13 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged the Islamic world to recognize Jerusalem as Palestine's capital while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused any US involvement in the peace process.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Aizawl beat Churchill in I-League tie
Aizawl, Dec 13 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC tasted their first win of the campaign with a 1-0 verdict over Churchill Brothers FC in their I-League match here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
India's Wassenaar's membership won't change our stand on NSG: China
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China on Wednesday hinted that India's entry into the Wassenaar Arrangement will not necessarily pave the way for its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
2017-12-13
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Nepal's CPN-UML emerges largest party in historical polls
Kathmandu, Dec 13 (IANS) Nepal's CPN-UML emerged as the largest party in the Himalayan nation as vote counting of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) for Parliament and provincial assembly elections in Nepal came to an end on Wednesday, the Election Commission said.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Who will take the rap if BJP loses in Gujarat, Shatrughan asks Modi
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Taking on his own BJP party, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah as to who will take the blame if the BJP loses the Gujarat Assembly election.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Your money is safe in banks, says Modi on FRDI
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to allay the fears of bank account holders, saying their deposits in banks will be safe and their interests would not be harmed in any way.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
ISL: Pune City aim at improving home record against Bengaluru (Preview)
Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) Despite FC Pune City having lost two of their three home games this Indian Super League (ISL) season, chief coach Ranko Popovic termed his team as the favourites against top-placed Bengaluru FC in their match here on Thursday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
India's Q2 CAD widens to $7.2 bn
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) India's current account deficit (CAD) widened to $7.2 billion in the second quarter of 2017-18, from $3.4 billion reported in the corresponding period in 2016-17, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Crackdown on nomads, hawkers on Goa beaches
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) The movement of nomads, vagabonds and hawkers will be restricted on Goa's beaches so that tourists are not disturbed, the government said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
No mantra chanting or bells at Amarnath cave as NGT declares it 'silent zone'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday declared the Amarnath shrine a "silent zone", and barred the chiming of bells or chanting of mantras in the areas surrounding the famed cave shrine to preserve its eco sensitivity.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
BJP attacks Congress over coal block allocation
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday attacked the Congress for allegedly indulging in corrupt practices after a court here found former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda guilty in a coal block allocation case and Delhi Police arrested its MLA in a money laundering case.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Would love to do a musical like 'Jagga Jasoos': Sanya Malhotra
Gurugram, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra, who came into the limelight with her role as Aamir Khan's daughter in "Dangal", says that she would love to do a musical like "Jagga Jasoos" keeping in mind her love for dance.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Will quit Rajya Sabha in three days: JD-U's Kerala leader
Kozhikode (Kerala), Dec 13 (IANS) Senior Janata Dal-United leader and Rajya Sabha member M.P. Veerendra Kumar on Wednesday said he will quit as house member in three days.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Infrastructure equipment manufacturing park to come up in Telangana
Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Attivo Economic Zones Pvt Ltd will develop an infrastructure equipment manufacturing park in Telangana, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Space-like environment can produce life's building blocks: Study
Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) Giving some credence to the view that life could well have originated in space, a new study has shown that a number of small organic molecules can form in a cold, space-like environment full of radiation.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech
Equity indices extend losses ahead of US Fed policy outcome (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Continuing with losses for the second day in a row, the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday gave up all their morning gains to end a volatile trade session in the red as investors booked profits in metals, capital goods and banking stocks.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Enforce two-child norm, says Jain leader
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) Jain leader Tarun Sagar on Wednesday urged the government to enforce a two-child norm.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Religion,Business/Economy
10% jump in placements at IIT Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Compared to last year, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has recorded an increase of 10 per cent in the number of placements offered to students this season so far, the institute said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education
UP assembly winter session: Speaker seeks cooperation at all-party meet
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) A day ahead of the start of the Uttar Pradesh assembly's winter session, an all-party meeting was held here on Wednesday, wherein Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit sought the cooperation of all parties in the smooth functioning of the house.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
TN policeman shot dead in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) An investigation into a gold heist in Chennai claimed the life of a Tamil Nadu Police Inspector who was shot dead on Wednesday by a suspected burglar in Rajasthan who then escaped.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal University to have 100-bed naturopathy and yoga hospital
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) Shoolini University in Solan town of Himachal Pradesh has been accorded sanction to set up a 100-bed naturopathy and yoga hospital with a grant of Rs 80 lakh by the central government, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Ashes: Australia aim for series clinching 3rd win vs England (Preview)
Perth, Dec 13 (IANS) After winning two consecutive matches, hosts Australia will aim for a series clinching win when they take on beleaguered England in the third Ashes Test at the WACA Ground here on Thursday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Democratic Congresswomen seek probe into Trump sexual misconduct allegations
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A group of 59 Democratic Congresswomen have called on the US House of Representatives to launch a probe into accusations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AI will create more jobs than it eliminates: Gartner
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Contrary to the popular belief that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will cut physical jobs, a new report by Gartner on Wednesday said by 2020, AI will create 2.3 million jobs, while eliminating 1.8 million.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi to cap profit percentage on drugs in private hospitals
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday formed a nine-member committee which will work to cap the profit percentage on medicines and consumables in the city's private hospitals, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
MCDs allowing illegal construction: AAP
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that BJP-led MCDs were allowing unauthorized construction in the city -- if bribes were paid.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Repugnancy in Goa's polity, needs constructive politics: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) There is a lot of quibbling in Goa's polity, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday, adding there is a need to reverse the trend and raise issues against the government in a more constructive way.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
More Pakistanis 'disappearing', says report
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) More and more people are being picked up in Pakistan by security agencies "for reasons never disclosed", a commentary in a Pakistani newspaper said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patnaik launches Social Media Grievance Handling Mechanism
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, whose social media following has been rising steadily, on Wednesday launched an innovative Social Media Grievance Handling Mechanism that the state government hopes will rejuvenate the government-public interface.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Technology
Abraham and Thakore design India inspired carpet line for OBEETEE
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Ace designer duo Abraham and Thakore have collaborated with OBEETEE, one of the leading manufacturers of hand-knotted and hand-tufted rugs in India, to unveil the second phase of the "Proud to be Indian" collection after a successful tie up with Tarun Tahiliani.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Flipkart completes buyback of Esops for $100 mn
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Leading e-tailer Flipkart on Wednesday said it had completed buyback of Employees stock options (Esops) for $100 million (Rs 650 crore) from its present and former employees.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Sonam Kapoor was amused over nepotism debate
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor says the whole clamour over nepotism in the Hindi film industry this year left her amused because if one goes by the term's meaning in the dictionary, it is something that happens everywhere.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Tasting India...' brings focus to India's culinary richness
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The new edition of the symposium Tasting India: Farm to Table, which started here on Wednesday, aims to tap the country's culinary tourism potential and sustainable food culture, as well as initiate a dialogue to put India on Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts extended till March 31
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The deadline to link the Aadhaar number with bank accounts has been extended by three months till March 31, the government announced on Wednesday, as the Supreme Court is set to commence hearing from Thursday on its mandatory linking to various schemes.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
I don't go to salons: Meera Deosthale
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Meera Deosthale says she likes to groom herself at home without being assisted by others at a salon.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi tries to allay fears on FRDI Bill
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to allay fears of bank account holders saying their deposits in banks will be safe and their interests would not be harmed in any way.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pakistani televangelist barred from TVs
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) A Pakistani court on Wednesday barred televangelist and TV host Amir Liaquat Hussain from making any television appearances till further notice.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
SC to take up pleas against Aadhaar linking on Thursday
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of mandatory linking of Aadhaar to various schemes.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Clinton Cerejo to unveil new single on 'TED Talks India...'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Clinton Cerejo Band will unveil its latest single "Lafzon ka kafila" during a forthcoming Power of Words-themed episode of "TED Talks India: Nayi Soch".
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP threatening journalists in Gujarat, Congress tells EC
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was threatening journalists in Gujarat for airing Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhis interview, and urged the Election Commission (EC) to take notice of it.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'BPO scheme creates over 10K jobs, to result in indirect jobs also'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that 76 operational units under the India BPO Promotion Scheme initially created over 10,000 direct jobs and will create indirect employment 3-4 times this figure.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi government to act against schools for arbitrary fee hike
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to act strictly against private schools that arbitrarily increased school fees citing the Seventh Pay Commission revision as reason.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
My husband doesn't like my negative roles: Navina
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Navina Bole says her husband Karan Jeet doesn't like it when she plays an evil role.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Army team deployed to trace soldiers missing after LoC avalanche
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) The Army on Wednesday deployed a team from the High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) to trace three soldiers missing after an avalanche hit their post in Gurez Sector of the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Microsoft launches Azure Stack for India
Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) To further hasten Indian customers' move to the Cloud, Microsoft on Wednesday launched Azure Stack for India which is an extension of the company's Azure Cloud platform.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Make your eyes standout this festive season
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Work around your eyes to make a style statement in the festive season. Opt for bright coloured kohl pencils for the day time and invest in good eyelash extensions as they instantly brighten and define eyes, making the face appear younger, suggest experts.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Paedophiles in Australia to seek permission to travel abroad
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A new legislation adopted to prevent thousands of paedophiles registered in the country from travelling overseas with the possibility of abusing minors came into effect in Australia on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Today's shows won't get TRPs like 'Kyunki...': Jiten Lalwani
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Jiten Lalwani, who has been a part of the entertainment industry for over two decades, says due to the popularity of various digital platforms and growing numbers of shows on the small screen, todays TV entertainers will never be able to get Television Rating Points (TRPs) that "Mahabharat" and "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" received during their run.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fossils of pre-historic human-sized penguins found
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A giant species of penguins, which had the size of an adult human, inhabited New Zealand between 55 and 60 million years ago, scientific researchers revealed on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
British cyclist Chris Froome to cooperate with UCI after abnormal drug test
Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) Britain's four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome on Wednesday said he would provide any information required by the International Cycling Union, the sport's world governing body, after twice the permitted dosage of an asthma drug was found in a urine sample he provided during this year's Vuelta a España.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Singapore uses laws to curb freedom of expression: HRW
Bangkok, Dec 13 (IANS) Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday reported extensive use of oppressive laws and regulations and lawsuits by the authorities of Singapore to curb freedom of expression and assembly in the city-state.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Thailand,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa's Dabolim airport will continue to handle civilian traffic: CM
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) The Dabolim airport in Goa will continue to handle civilian traffic even after the Mopa airport becomes operational in 2020, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the state assembly on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pakistan to reveal CPEC plan on December 18
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The long-term plan for the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) will be made public on December 18, Pakistan's Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
CPI-M, BJP trade charges over attacks on idols
Agartala, Dec 13 (IANS) Tripura's ruling CPI-M and the BJP on Wednesday accused each other of damaging Hindu idols to fuel communal tensions ahead of Assembly polls in February.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Religion
1% most visited websites likely to be hacked every year: Study
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) Unravelling just how vulnerable your details on your favourite websites are, a new study says that out of the top 1000 most visited sites on the Internet, ten are likely to be hacked every year.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology
SRM University Amaravati to set up School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences
Amaravati, Dec 13 (IANS) SRM University on Wednesday announced the setting up of School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences (SLABS) at its campus in Amaravati.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Rohit records third double-ton in ODIs
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) India skipper Rohit Sharma (208 not out), who piloted India to a mammoth 392 against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, became the first cricketer to score three double hundred in the One-Day International (ODI).
2017-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Equity indices close lower after volatile trade session
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) After a volatile trade session, the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday provisionally closed on a lower note as investors booked profits in metals, capital goods and banking stocks.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nargis Fakhri thrilled to make singing debut with Snoop Dogg
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Nargis Fakhri, who has worked with American rapper Snoop Dogg in a new single "Woofer", says she was "completely thrilled to sing with the iconic" artist.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Disqualification case: HC to hear Sharad's plea on Thursday
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it would hear on December 14 the plea of former Janata Dal-United President Sharad Yadav challenging his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'The Shape of Water' gift for me: Sally Hawkins
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Sally Hawkins calls getting a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actress category for her role in fantasy drama "The Shape of Water" a beautiful gift.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rohit's record double ton powers India to 392/4
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his third ODI double century to power India to a mammoth 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Reese Witherspoon gets 'wreath' tribute
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon's fans are celebrating the actress by hanging 'Wreath Witherspoons' in their homes during the Christmas season.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UP Cabinet approves bill for tough law against organised crime
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill for a new tough law -- UPCOCA (Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act) -- to deal with the mafia, land grabbers and goons in the state.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions in Xinjiang
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) Chinese authorities are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints and other biometric data of millions of people in the country's far western Xinjiang region, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Raje government completes four years, outlines welfare schemes
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan, which completed four years in office on Wednesday, said that welfare of the poor remains its highest priority and outlined the development schemes it has rolled out.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Brij Mohan Amar Rahe' director excited over its SAIFF screening
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) "Brij Mohan Amar Rahe" director Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt says he couldn't have asked for a better launchpad for his film, which will be screened on the opening night of The South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) in New York on Wednesday,
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
89% of auto sales in India digitally influenced: Report
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A total of 89 per cent of Indian car purchases in 2017 were digitally influenced -- up from 75 per cent in 2016, a new report said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Injury-hit Mohun Bagan aim to continue winning momentum against Lajong (Preview)
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) City football giants Mohun Bagan will look to continue their winning momentum as they face Shillong Lajong in a fourth-round I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Thursday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Salman Khan battles wolves in 'Tiger Zinda Hai'
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan will be seen battling a pack of wolves in "Tiger Zinda Hai". Director Ali Abbas Zafar says that it is a very dramatic sequence in the forthcoming film.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Who will take the rap if BJP loses in Gujarat: Shatrughan asks Modi
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Taking on his own BJP party, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday asked the "one man show and two man army", referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, to return to Delhi from Gujarat if they have exhausted all their "tricks, tantrums, wrong statements and tall promises".
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Always knew Samir Soni will direct a film: Sanjay Suri
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor-producer Sanjay Suri's next is a psychological thriller debut directed by actor Samir Soni. The film's intriguing first look was launched on Wednesday, with names like Karan Johar and Meghna Gulzar supporting it.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gujarat will give BJP a shock: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday brushed aside a question on whether a Congress loss in Gujarat will be a referendum on him and insisted that the election outcome will be "shocking" for the BJP.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India, Japan, Australia assert Asean's centrality in Indo-Pacific
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India, Australia and Japan on Wednesday underscored their support for the Asean bloc's centrality in the political and security architecture of the Indo-Pacific region, amid China's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea and rising influence in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dec 31 deadline to link Aadhaar with banks, PAN goes
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The December 31 deadline to link the 12-digit Aadhaar number with bank accounts and Permanent Account Number (PAN) has been lifted, the government announced on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Crackdown on nomads, hawkers on Goa beaches
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) The movement of Lamanis, members of a nomadic tribe, vagabonds and hawkers will be restricted on the state's beaches so that tourists are not disturbed, the Goa Assembly was told on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Reserves Gani, Sahil included in FC Pune City squad
Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) FC Pune City on Wednesday included two reserve players -- Gani Ahmed Nigam and Sahil Panwar -- in their main squad for the Indian Super League (ISL) season four.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Two days after moderate rain, NCR air quality again 'very poor'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, again went down to "very poor" by Wednesday morning from "poor" for a day only in the wake of moderate rain on Monday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rohit's record double ton powers India to 392/4 in second ODI
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his third ODI double century to help India post a mammoth 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Researchers identify brain mechanism behind depression
London, Dec 13 (IANS) People suffer from major depressive disorders because of alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, suggests new research.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Parrikar's birthday resolution: Run state assembly for 40-45 days
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who turned 62 on Wednesday, has said that his resolution for the coming year was to extend the running of the state legislative assembly for more than 40-45 days per year.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Burglar kills Chennai policeman in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) An investigation into a gold heist in Chennai claimed the life of a Tamil Nadu Police Inspector who was shot dead on Wednesday by an alleged burglar in Rajasthan who then escaped.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Queen' remakes: France schedule wrapped up
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The makers of the four remakes of Bollywood entertainer "Queen" have wrapped up the France schedule of the films.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Saif keen to pen comedy, horror or political satire
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan, whose sister Soha Ali Khan has debuted as an author, says he would like to write something in the comedy, horror or political satire space.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google opens AI research lab in China
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) Google on Wednesday announced launch of a research lab focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in China, its first such centre in Asia, after months of speculation fuelled by a major push to hire AI talent in the country.
2017-12-13
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian consulate probing missing Goan sailor
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) An official at the Indian consulate in San Francisco has been appointed to oversee the probe into the disappearance of Symron Almeida from Goa who went missing from a cruise ship, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Panasonic launches Eluga I9 for Rs 7,499
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Panasonic India on Wednesday expanded its Eluga range by launching Eluga I9 smartphone with 2.5D curved screen for better picture quality and enhanced viewing experience for Rs 7,499.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Uber refused renewal of licence in British city
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Councillors from the British city of York have refused to renew Uber's licence to operate in the area after they received several complaints from hackney carriage and private hire drivers about the company.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Women can handle any situation: Devoleena (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee, best known for playing Gopi Bahu on ther small screen, believes in the strength of women and says they can face any challenge.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
British royals attend 'Star Wars...' premiere
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Prince William and Prince Harry attended the premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" here.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft launches Azure Stack for India
Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) To further hasten Indian customers move to the Cloud, Microsoft on Wednesday launched Azure Stack for India.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
PM has helped me the most, don't hate him: Rahul Gandhi
Ahmedabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped him "the most" and he does not hate him.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
US embassy unlikely to move to Jerusalem before 2020: Tillerson
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that the US embassy in Israel was unlikely to move to Jerusalem before 2020.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Developing nations in Asia to grow at 6% in 2017: ADB
Manila, Dec 13 (IANS) The economies of developing countries of Asia are expected to record a six per cent growth in 2017, a decimal higher than the September-forecast, the Asian Development Bank said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Philippines,Business/Economy
Guangzhou Evergrande playmaker Goulart set for Brazil return
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 13 (IANS) Guangzhou Evergrande's Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Goulart has told the club he wants to return to his homeland in a bid to play at next year's World Cup.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bengal police deny phone-tapping, HC dismisses Mukul Roy's plea
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea by former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy in which he had accused the West Bengal government of tapping his phone, after the state police authorities denied it.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TRAI's in-flight connectivity norms by year-end
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Keeping in mind the rising demand for broadband connectivity to passengers on board a flight, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with its much-awaited recommendations for in-flight connectivity by December-end.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Sandeepa follows strict diet for 'Firrkie' (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Sandeepa Dhar is following a gluten and sugar-free diet for her upcoming film "Firrkie".
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Muslims safest under Modi, Yogi governments: Shia cleric
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Shia cleric Kalbe Jawwad has praised the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for their "outreach to the minorities" and said that the Muslims were safest under their rule.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
US helicopter's window falls on Japanese school
Tokyo, Dec 13 (IANS) A window of an US military helicopter fell on the grounds of an elementary school in Okinawa in Japan on Wednesday, injuring a student and sparking a backlash from officials.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Education
Not undergone any makeover, BJP distorted my image: Rahul Gandhi
Ahmedabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi maintained he has not undergone any 'makeover' and accused the BJP of tarnishing his image.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
'Baahubali 2' top trending search query on Google in 2017
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Entertainment continued to fuel India's Search momentum in 2017 with 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' topping Google's trending charts and six other bollywood movies featuring among the 'Top 10 Trending' queries this year, Google said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
ADB lowers India's GDP forecast to 6.7%
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday lowered its Indian GDP forecast for the current financial year to 6.7 per cent citing tepid growth in the first half, demonetisation and transitory challenges posed by implementation of GST.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Navy to induct first Scorpene-class submarine on Thursday
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The first of the indigenous Scorpene-class submarines, INS Kalvari, will be commissioned in the Indian Navy on Thursday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries, Navy officials said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Pierce Brosnan's fire case dismissed
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) A lawsuit filed against actor Pierce Brosnan for costs related to a 2015 fire at his Malibu mansion has been dismissed -- after an apparent compromise.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LG 'V30+' with dual cameras launched for Rs 44,990
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Expanding its flagship "V" series, LG Electronics India on Wednesday launched its "V30+" smartphone for Rs 44,990 on amazon.in.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Cheetahs must be listed as 'endangered', say scientists
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) With cheetah population in southern Africa found to be 11 per cent smaller than recent estimates, an international team of scientists has called for uplisting the cats' conservation status from "vulnerable" to "endangered" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
J&K to regularise services of 60K daily wagers
Jammu, Dec 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said the state government will regularise the services of 60,000 casual labourers and daily wagers.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chris Martin, Dakota Johnson dating
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and "Fifty Shades" star Dakota Johnson are reportedly dating.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chhattisgarh 'sex CD' scandal: CBI registers cases
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The CBI has registered two cases relating to possession and circulation of "fake sex CD" allegedly involving Chhattisgarh Minister Rajesh Munat, who has filed a complaint against senior journalist Vinod Verma for alleged blackmail, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now you can follow hashtags on Instagram
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Following Twitter's footsteps of searching hashtags and staying connected with hobbies, passions and communities, Instagram on Wednesday launched a similar feature for users to make their interests more discoverable.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Leaders pay homage to Parliament attack victims; Manmohan greets Modi
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Days after their bitter war of words over a meeting with Pakistani officials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh greeted each other and shook hands on Wednesday at an event here to pay homage to the victims of the 2001 Parliament attack.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Pets are family, dont treat them differently: Dino Morea
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea feels calm and de-stressed when he is with his two pets and urges people to treat them as family rather than abandoning them when not needed.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
HP releases patch to stop keyboard-tracking bug
London, Dec 13 (IANS) HP has released a patch to remove keylogging software that was accidentally installed on nearly 500 computer models. These laptops were released with software that can track every key stroke.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology
James Corden welcomes 3rd child with wife
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Popular TV host James Corden and wife Julia Carey have welcomed their third child, a girl.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter introduces new 'thread' feature to link tweets together
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) After increasing the character count in a tweet, Twitter has found a new way to let people express themselves more by making it simple for them to string several tweets together.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Brazilian side Gremio top Pachuca in Club World Cup semi
Al Ain (United Arab Emirates), Dec 13 (IANS) A goal by Everton Soares five minutes into extra time gave Brazil's Gremio a 1-0 victory here over Mexican football club Pachuca in the semifinal of the FIFA Club World Cup.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
TV Academy changes rules for 2018 Emmy Awards
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Ahead of the 2018 Emmys, the Television Academy in the US has announced a few rule changes, including in a few key categories.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Urawa Red beat Wydad Casablanca to finish 5th in Club World Cup
Abu Dhabi, Dec 13 (IANS) Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday defeated Wydad Casablanca of Morocco 3-2 in the FIFA Club World Cup fifth place match.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
Olympic gold is my ultimate target: Boxer Mary Kom (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) She has achieved almost everything that women's boxing can offer, but five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom is still yearning for the greatest accolade in the world of sports -- winning gold at the Olympics.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Ashutosh Rana doesn't believe in glorifying his struggles
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Ashutosh Rana, an alumnus of the National School of Drama, says people struggle to get the big ticket to the film industry but he isn't among those who like to "glorify" the difficult phase in life.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Why India is important for Asean (Book Review)
Title: The ASEAN Miracle: A Catalyst for Peace; Authors: Kishore Mahbubani and Jeffery Sng; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 264; Price: Rs 750
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kerala seeks Rs 1,843 cr from Centre for Ockhi damage
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday his government has sought Rs 1,843 crore from the Centre to mitigate the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Republican accused of molesting teens loses Senate race in setback to Trump
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) An extremist Republican accused of molesting teens lost the Senate election in Alabama, buoying the Democratic Party and delivering President Donald Trump a stinging blow that endangers his agenda.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Facebook to now start paying tax locally
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) With political pressure mounting on digital giants to pay more taxes, Facebook has announced plans to move to a local selling structure in countries where it has an office -- a move aimed at paying tax in the country where profits are earned.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Writer's desk: How writers build the sanctums where they write (Literary Feature - Part I of II)
Solitude and silence are what most writers seek to produce a full-length novel or non-fiction book. But what do writers do when all around them is chaos and noise? They sit back and build a peaceful environment where their creative juices flow seamlessly.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,National,Features
Spurs to be without Alderweireld until February
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino said that defender Toby Alderweireld is to be sidelined until February after suffering a hamstring injury.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chelsea rebound, Burnley climb to top 4
Huddersfield (England), Dec 13 (IANS) Chelsea salved the wounds from last weekend's loss to West Ham United with a decisive 3-1 victory here over Huddersfield Town, while surprising Burnley beat Stoke City to claim fourth place in the English Premier League (EPL).
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Polanski investigated over molesting 10-year-old girl
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Roman Polanski is being investigated for new allegations of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child in 1975.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shoojit reacts on bullying of middle-school Tennessee boy
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, known for deft handling of social issues in his movies, has reacted on the bullying of 11-year-old boy from Tennesse and says it is harmful for children while growing up.
2017-12-13
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TRAI's in-flight connectivity norms by year-end
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with its much-awaited recommendations for in-flight connectivity by December-end.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Value buying, global cues lift equity indices
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Value buying along with positive global markets lifted the key equity indices during the afternoon trade session on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
SC stalls Centre's takeover of Unitech
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed an NCLT order suspending real estate major Unitech's directors and allowing the Centre to appoint its nominees in their place.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
New Horizons' next flyby target may have a moon
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons mission which is an icy world billion kilometres past Pluto might have a small moon as orbital company, new data suggests.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Khasi tribals hold up Meghalaya highway upgrade?
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Even as the Centre aspires to improve connectivity in the northeast under its Act East Policy, the two-laning of a crucial 43-km highway is hanging fire as Meghalaya's Khasi Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has delayed its nod for acquiring land for the project.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Inclement weather affects flight operations in Srinagar
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) Poor visibility and light snowfall on Wednesday forced cancellation of three flights to and from the Srinagar International Airport, an official said.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Matildas' Sam Kerr wins Australia's Sports Personality of the Year award
Canberra, Dec 13 (IANS) Sam Kerr has been named Australia's Sports Personality of the Year after leading the national women's football team, the Matildas, for a hugely successful 12 months.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Dortmund down Mainz in Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 13 (IANS) Struggling Dortmund returned to winning ways after beating Mainz with two second-half goals in the opener of the 16th round of Bundesliga football action.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Neymar returns to Paris after whirlwind Brazil trip
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 13 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has returned to the French capital after less than three days in his native Brazil to attend to personal matters.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Uber charges Toronto rider $14,400 for ride
Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) In a case of Uber surge pricing rear its ugly head to one unfortunate Canadian, a rider was charged a whopping 18,518.50 Canadian dollars ($14,400) for a 20-minute ride in rush hour in Toronto.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Ex-Real Madrid defender Heinze named coach of Velez Sarsfield
Buenos Aires, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Manchester United and Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze has been named coach of Velez Sarsfield, the Argentine club announced.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
S.Korea's Moon visits China to discuss Pyongyang
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday left for China on a four-day visit. He will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss the North Korean crisis and bilateral issues.
2017-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSF's 'Operation Arjun' forced Pakistan Rangers to talk
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) After a month of heavy exchange of fire with Pakistan, it was finally the BSF's "Operation Arjun" that brought the Pakistani border guards to commit themselves to a peaceful resolution of issues, say defence officials.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
If you're a victim, come out and talk about it: Neha Dhupia
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Neha Dhupia feels '#MeToo' -- the campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment -- is not only valid for people associated with the entertainment industry, but for everyone. The actress says a victim should not hesitate to share one's ordeal, and instead save innocents from facing same fate by talking about it.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Women are taking over the world: Amitabh Bachchan
Puri Pai (Thailand), Dec 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is busy shooting for "Thugs of Hindostan" here, finds it admirable to see women working on the set, saying they are taking over the world.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sri Lanka win toss, opt to field in 2nd ODI
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and elected to field in the second One-day International against India at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SC stays government takeover of Unitech
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a National Company Law Tribunal order permitting the government to takeover the management of real estate major Unitech.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
My struggle has been with my acting profession: Soha
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan says her struggle has been with her profession as an actor.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't know what being pure evil is: Adam Driver
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Hollywood actor Adam Driver's villainous Kylo Ren might have managed to intimidate the audience with his brutal act and black cloak teamed up with a helmet. But he doesn't see his "Star Wars" character as the "bad guy", and says he doesn't know what being "pure evil" is, as he believes there are "more scary" people in the world.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Foggy Wednesday morning in Delhi, 10 trains cancelled
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) It was a foggy morning here on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 12 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The visibility stood at 500 metres.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mysterious bright spots indicate Ceres is no dead world: NASA
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Far from being a dead world, the dwarf planet Ceres is an active and evolving world, indicate hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned, say scientists.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Soha is a solid woman, says Kareena
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has described her sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan as a solid woman.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Using liquid biopsy to monitor colorectal cancer (Comment: Special to IANS)
Cancer is a terrifying disorder which has touched almost everyone in some way or the other. With incidents of cancer rising across the globe, scientists have been frantically researching to figure out solutions to treat this disease in the most effective and non-invasive manner.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Opinion/Commentary
Jacqueline opens her first restaurant in Colombo
Colombo, Dec 13 (IANS) Jacqueline Fernandez is excited about opening her first restaurant in her in her hometown Colombo.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC to take up Aadhaar pleas on Thursday
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of mandatory linking of Aadhaar to various schemes.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajinikanth thanks all for birthday wishes
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Tamil movie star Rajinikanth thanked all his friends from the fields of politics, films and sports for their warm wishes on his 67th birthday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda convicted in coal scam case
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday convicted former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, among others on corruption charges in a coal block allocation case.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Crack found in Japan bullet train: Operator
Tokyo, Dec 13 (IANS) A crack and oil leak was found underneath a running shinkansen bullet train in the first "serious incident" affecting the Japanese high-speed train system since 2001, media reported on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kim asks for strengthening of N.Korea's nuclear force
Pyongyang, Dec 13 (IANS) Kim Jong-un, the top leader of North Korea has asked for further strengthening of his country's nuclear force, the state media said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Kashmir Valley freezes at sub-zero temperatures
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region remained below freezing point on Wednesday as the ski resort of Gulmarg recorded the coldest temperature at minus 9.8.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed
Jammu, Dec 13 (IANS) The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday due to multiple landslides in Ramban district, a traffic official said.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Markets open in red on Wednesday
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Democrats win US senate seat in Alabama
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Democrat Doug Jones knocked off Republican Roy Moore in the race for an Alabama Senate seat "dealing a stunning blow" to US President Donald Trump, who endorsed the latter.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian defence delegation visits N. Korea
Pyongyang, Dec 13 (IANS) A delegation of the Russian Defence Ministry is visiting North Korea amid efforts "to revise the policy of mutual threat and intimidation", media reports said.
2017-12-13
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
PepsiCo to use Tesla electric trucks to cut emission
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) PepsiCo, parent company of Pepsi and Lay's potato chips, has said it has preordered 100 electric Semi trucks newly-unveiled by US automaker Tesla to cut gasoline consumption.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau afraid of ghosts
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau doesn't believe in ghosts, but is "still afraid" of them.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Brexit talks a furious race against time: Donald Tusk
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The UK and European Union (EU) face a "furious race against time" to finalise Brexit talks before March 2019, the head of the European Council says.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
World losing battle against global warming: Macron
Paris, Dec 13 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the international community that it was losing the battle against global warming and called on the world leaders to take concrete action.
2017-12-13
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
Athens kicks off holiday season celebrations
Athens, Dec 13 (IANS) The annual lighting of the Athens' Christmas tree on Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament has been held, officially kicking off the holiday season celebrations in the Greek capital.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Greece,Human Interest/Society
US stocks end mixed as Fed meeting begins
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed with both the Dow and the S&P 500 refreshing closing records, as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump accused of 'slut shaming' US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has been accused of trying to "slut shame" a female senator who demanded he quit over sexual misconduct claims.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions: Tillerson
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US is ready to open nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Khloe's life 'changed' after she met her beau
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian says her life changed when she met her boyfriend and basketball player Tristan Thompson.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar climbs as Fed meeting begins
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) The US dollar rose against most major currencies as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Kylie Jenner enjoys shopping for baby
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner, who is reportedly expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott, is "having fun" while shopping for her baby.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
In historic first, Sikh nominated to be attorney general of New Jersey
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) In a historic first, a distinguished Sikh public prosecutor "who has experienced hate and intolerance first-hand" has been nominated to be the next attorney general of the US state of New Jersey.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
Roy Moore faces verdict of voters in Alabama Senate election
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Voters in the US state of Alabama are choosing between a Republican accused of child abuse and a Democrat hoping for an upset win after an ugly Senate race in the Deep South.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Terrorism charges filed against New York bombing suspect
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) The US Attorney's Office in New York has filed federal terrorism charges against a bombing suspect who was accused of detonating a pipe bomb in an underpass at Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Playing Goddess on-screen challenging: Ulka Gupta
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Ulka Gupta says essaying the role of a Goddess on-screen comes with its own challenges.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US stocks tick up as Fed meeting begins
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) US stocks traded higher as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Try Indian spices to ward off winter sickness
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Try spices at home to ward off cough and cold. They not only emit tantalizing aromas and make your meals delicious, but also protect you from infections.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Journalist, author Rabisankar Bal dead
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Renowned journalist and Bengali author Rabisankar Bal died at a hospital here on Tuesday following a brief illness, family sources said. He was 55.
2017-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Art/Culture/Books
New York bombing suspect warned Trump on Facebook
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) The man who faces terror charges over Monday's bus terminal bombing in New York posted a warning to US President Donald Trump just before the attack.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India expects $12-13 bn infra investment: Official
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India expects investment of up to $13 billion in infrastructure through the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), even as the government seeks to monetise older assets built through public money for undertaking new projects, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Boeing to make aircraft components near Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Global aerospace major Boeing would make aircraft components and subsystems at a new facility it would soon set up on the city's outskirts, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
MISA detainees get status of fighters for democracy in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The Rajasthan Cabinet has decided to accord those detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and Defence of India Rules during Emergency during 1975-77 outside the state the status of fighters for democracy.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mutton soup exposes Telangana woman's chilling crime
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) In a sinister plot borrowed from a crime thriller, a woman murdered her husband and nearly swapped him with her paramour through plastic surgery but it was a bowl of mutton soup which spilled the beans.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maradona loses cool after car mobbed in Kolkata
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona on Tuesday lost his cool when his car was mobbed by soccer lovers and refused to get down from the vehicle on a scheduled visit to a club in south Kolkata.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
HSPDP wants Meghalaya under Article 371, hits out at BJP for promoting RSS agenda
Shillong, Dec 12 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led Central government of promoting the RSS ideology, Meghalaya's opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Tuesday demanded that the state be included under the special provision of the Constitution's Article 371.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Modi to visit Gujarat again to vote
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again visit Gujarat on Thursday, the second final day of polling in the assembly election, to cast his vote. Many other senior state and national leaders will also be here to cast their votes.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Election Commission team to visit Meghalaya
Shillong, Dec 12 (IANS) A five-member team of the Election Commission will be arriving here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to take stock of the preparedness for the 2018 state assembly elections, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
PM compromised security by flying in single engine plane: Omar
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi violated security guidelines by flying in a single engine seaplane.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
100 apply to become 'Institutes of Eminence'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A total of 100 higher learning institutions have applied for their upgradation as 'Institutions of Eminence Deemed to be Universities' - a new category created for this purpose - with the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
India supports Afghanistan becoming united, democratic nation: Naidu
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India supports Afghanistan in all its efforts to emerge as a united, democratic, peaceful, stable and prosperous nation and "completely supports" the National Unity government, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Infosys to offer back-office service on Tradeshift platform
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Software major Infosys' back office arm on Tuesday said it would offer business process management expertise in finance, accounting and procurement domains on Tradeshift's cloud-based platform.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
SC reserves verdict on Delhi gangrape convict's plea against death sentence
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea by death row convict Mukesh Singh seeking review of the top court judgment upholding his death sentence in December 16, 2012 Delhi gangrape case.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police sent to arrest MP Minister returns empty-handed
Bhopal/Bhind, Dec 12 (IANS) A Bhind Police team on Tuesday went to Madhya Pradesh Minister Lal Singh Arya's Bhopal residence to execute non-bailable warrants in the murder case of Congress MLA Makhanlal Jatav but returned empty-handed since he was not at home.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Upgraded Hubballi airport opened in Karnataka
Hubballi (Karnataka), Dec 12 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday unveiled the upgraded airport in Karnataka's second-largest city to enhance connectivity from the region to other parts of the state and the country.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Telecom subscribers base down 0.41% in October: TRAI
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The country's telecom subscribers base receded by 0.41 per cent in October to 120.17 crore.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul welcomed home by Congress workers with fanfare
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi was welcomed by party leaders and workers amidst much fanfare and gusto at his residence at 12 Tughlak Lane, a day after he was elected party chief.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi eats Taiwanese mushrooms, says Thakore
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi disliked Gujarati food and was fond of Taiwanese mushrooms which cost Rs 80,000 per piece.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bitter campaigning for Gujarat ends, voting on Thursday (Lead, correcting para two)
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Campaigning for the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday ended on Tuesday evening after one of the most vicious round of attacks, with the stakes high both for the ruling BJP and an aggressive Congress.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Gayle smashes T20 records in BPL final
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) West Indies star Chris Gayle toppled several records on his way to a match winning performance for Rangpur Riders in the final of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) cricket tournament here on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
350 writers from 35 countries to participate at JLF 2018
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Set to take place from January 25 to 29, the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 will will be a celebration of literature like no other, hosting over 350 writers from 35 nationalities, the organisers said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Lucknow's first woman mayor, 110 corporators sworn in
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's Sanyukta Bhatia was on Tuesday sworn in as the first woman Mayor of the Uttar Pradesh capital
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Will prayer reach God if you pray on illegal property, asks HC
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Expressing displeasure at the illegal construction of a huge Hanuman idol here, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked if a prayer, made from an illegal property, will reach God.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Business/Economy
Delhi government to strengthen Planning Department
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday approved the proposal of the Finance and Planning Department to revamp and strengthen its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit so as to ensure effective design, development and implementation of government policies.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BCCI names NCA COO
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Tufan Ghosh as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Centre tells SC it will set up 12 courts to try lawmakers, politicians
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it has decided to set up 12 special courts to deal exclusively with criminal cases against lawmakers and politicians.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha reiterates demand for Tribunal on Mahanadi dispute
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday once again requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up a Tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
November inflation up at 4.88%, factory output growth dips (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent, even as factory output growth in October contracted to 2.2 per cent, official data showed on Tuesday, even as industry called for "remedial" measures to help revive demand.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP to blame for unrest in coastal Karnataka: Minister
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) In the wake of BJP protests over the death of a young man, Karnataka Home Minister R. Ramalinga Reddy on Tuesday blamed the opposition party for disturbing peace in the coastal region of the southern state.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four new FIRs lodged in Maharashtra's Rs 72,000 cr irrigation 'scam'
Nagpur, Dec 12 (IANS) The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday lodged four fresh FIRs against two dozen persons, including government officials and contractors, for involvement in the alleged Rs 72,000 crore irrigation scam in the state.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India Inc. downcast with inflation, industrial data
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India Inc. on Tuesday expressed concern over a sharp rise in India's annual retail inflation in November, even as factory output growth in October contracted.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi-NCR air quality 'improves' to poor, but likely to worsen again
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi-NCR improved from "very poor" to "poor" on Tuesday even after 7.8 mm rainfall over past 24 hours, but is liken to worsen again, said officials.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Odisha spent over Rs 26.55 cr for CM, minister's chopper rides
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Odisha government has spent more than Rs 26.55 crore towards airfare of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other ministers in three years, the state assembly was told on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Srei, Russian development bank deal on $200 mn innovation fund
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) Russia's state-run Vnesheconombank (VEB) and Kolkata-based Srei Infrastructure Finance have agreed on the operational terms for setting up an IT and innovation fund with a corpus of $200 million, the Russian development bank announced on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Business/Economy
SpiceJet to launch six new frequencies
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday said that it will launch six new frequencies to cater to the surge in demand.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India-Myanmar-Thailand car rally completes first leg
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The second India-Myanmar-Thailand Motor Rally completed its first leg from Guwahati to Bangkok on December 3 and is now on its return journey, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Modi eats Taiwanese mushrooms, says Thakore
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi disliked Gujarati food and was fond of Taiwanese mushrooms which cost Rs 80,000 a kg.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Putin allows athletes to compete at Winter Olympics as neutrals
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has backed the decision made by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to clear national athletes for participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea under the neutral status, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Why is government 'neutral on US decision on Jerusalem, asks Farooq
Jammu, Dec 12 (IANS) National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday questioned the Narendra Modi-led government's "neutrality" towards the US decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Taliban commander arrested, two others killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 12 (IANS) Afghanistan's security forces on Tuesday captured a key Taliban commander and killed two other militants in Kunduz province, an Army official said.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Modi's seaplane ride can lead to disqualification of BJP candidates: Congress leader
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's seaplane ride on Tuesday in Gujarat could lead to disqualification of BJP candidates due to overshooting of the poll expenses limit, Goa Congress President Shantaram Naik said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
First 2018 FIFA World Cup store opens in Moscow
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) The first store carrying official 2018 FIFA World Cup merchandise had a grand opening here on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Morocco named best spa destination in Africa
Rabat, Dec 12 (IANS/MAP) Morocco was named the world's best spa destination in Africa for the second consecutive year at the World Spa Awards gala ceremony in Vietnam.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Malta,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
11 Sikkim communities meet minister, seek ST status
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Eleven communities residing in Sikkim on Tuesday met DONER Minister Jitendra Singh, demanding they be given the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status and also representation in the state assembly, reservations in jobs and exemption from income tax.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government should have approached SC for taking over Unitech control: CJI
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday said that the government should have come to the Supreme Court before taking over the management of Unitech as the real estate major sought the suspension of an NCLT order suspending its directors and allowing the government to appoint its nominees in their place.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Bangladesh police detain wife, in-laws of New York 'attempted suicide bomber'
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) Bangladesh Police detained the wife and in-laws of New York's 'attempted suicide bomber' Akayed Ullah for questioning in Dhaka, the media reported.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
2 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza
Gaza, Dec 12 (IANS) Israeli airstrikes killed two Palestinians riding a motorbike in northern Gaza Strip, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Diplomacy
With Left alliance's win Oli set to return as Nepal PM
Kathmandu, Dec 12 (IANS) CPN-UML Chairman K.P. Sharma Oli, seen as close to China, is set to become Prime Minister of Nepal again with the Left alliance completing a clean sweep in the country's first elections to the provincial and federal assemblies.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bombay HC reserves order in Tejpal rape trial case
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday reserved its order while hearing a petition filed by Tehelka's former editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, who has been charged with the alleged rape of a junior colleague at a resort here in 2013.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bitter campaigning for Gujarat ends, voting on Thursday
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Campaigning for the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday ended on Tuesday evening after one of the most vicious round of attacks, with the stakes high both for the ruling BJP and an aggressive Congress.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Larger SC bench to hear challenge to TN law permitting Jallikatu
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred, to a larger bench, a batch of petitions challenging 2016 Tamil Nadu law paving way for the festival of Jallikattu - a bull taming sport widely organised in parts of the state during Pongal festivities.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Russia launches two nuclear power units in a week
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom on Tuesday announced a historic first in its record of building nuclear power plants with the launch of two reactors at home in the span of a week earlier this month.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi buses lost 17 lakh daily commuters in last four years: CSE
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Warning that the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) may not have any working buses left in 2025 if no new vehicles are added to its fleet, a CSE report said that the state transport agency has lost about 17 lakh daily passengers in the last four years.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Is going to temples forbidden, asks Rahul
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked if visiting temples was forbidden, adding he felt very nice about it and prayed for the golden future of Gujarat.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Religion
BJP on 'secret' meet with Pakistanis, Modi asked about Nawaz 'biryani'
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The opposition reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday of the 'biryani' served by then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2015 as the BJP harped on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs meeting with Pakistani diplomats.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unitech seeks stay of NCLT order letting government to take over management
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Real estate major Unitech on Tuesday sought the suspension of an NCLT order suspending its directors and allowing the government to appoint its nominee directors in a take over of the management of the company.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Indian hockey teams end year on 6th and 10th spots
Lausanne, Dec 12 (IANS) India's men and women's hockey teams remained in the sixth and 10th positions respectively in the rankings revealed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Rain sees temperatures dip across Rajasthan
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) Dense fog engulfed the Rajasthan capital on Tuesday, creating trouble for office-goers and school-going children. The overnight intermittent rains led to a dip in temperatures across the state on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
ATK replace Baker with former Newcastle player Taylor
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League champions ATK on Tuesday announced the signing of former Newcastle United player Ryan Taylor as a replacement for Carl Baker who was ruled out for the season due to injury.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Afghan couple held for entering IGI airport with 'edited' ticket
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) An Afghan couple was arrested on Tuesday on the charge of gaining entry to the Indira Gandhi International airport here by showing an 'edited' ticket, an official said.
2017-12-12
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Holders Aizawl favourites against Churchill (Preview)
Aizawl, Dec 12 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC will be favourites against low-key Churchill Brothers in their first home fixture of this I-League football season here on Wednesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Hunger strike, work boycott mark agitation by Rajasthan state government employees
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) Representatives of the Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sanyukt Sangarsh Samiti continued with their 48-hour hunger strike on Tuesday at district headquarters across Rajasthan, while many state government employees boycotted work, to press their demands which include implementing the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations from January 1, 2016.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pawar leads rally on 77th birthday, slams BJP's allegations against Manmohan
Nagpur, Dec 12 (IANS) Veteran politician and Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, who hit the streets on his 77th birthday on Tuesday to lead a rally, said the ruling "BJP should feel ashamed of itself" for hurling allegations of Pakistani links against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Windies fined for slow over rate in second Test vs New Zealand
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) West Indies stand-in skipper Kraigg Brathwaite was on Tuesday fined 40 percent of his match fee for over rate offences during the second Test against New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Minor boy drowns in bucket water
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A minor boy was drowned when he accidentally fell into a bucket full of water in his north Delhi home on Tuesday evening, police said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12th Toshali National Craft Mela begins Dec 15
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Odisha government will organise the 12th Toshali National Craft Mela-2017 at Janata Maidan here from December 15 to offer an open platform to artists, artisans and connoisseurs for interaction, said a Minister on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
BSE initiates IBC proceedings against seven companies
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Tuesday filed proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016 against seven listed companies for failing to pay the "Annual Listing Fees" (ALF) in spite of "advance intimation, reminders and grant of sufficient time in the past few years".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tharoor meets Jaitley, seeks aid for fisher folk hit by Ockhi
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and urged him for "urgent and comprehensive" assistance to the fisher folk affected by Cyclone Ockhi.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Grilled' winner gets Rs 1.5 cr investment for food start-up
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Munaf Kapadia, who won reality TV series "Grilled", says the show was a crash course in restaurant management for him. He is looking forward to start working on setting up his two-and-a-half-year-old concept of The Bohri Kitchen with the prize.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Man held for killing wife
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A man was arrested here on Tuesday on charge of shooting dead his wife who he felt was cheating on him, police said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU commits to 9 bn euro climate finance
Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday announced 9 billion climate finance contribution -- the first major announcement made on the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary -- to achieve climate goals.
2017-12-12
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Reality series winner bags Rs 1.5 Crore investment for food start-up
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dreams dont just turn into reality -- they require hard work, persistence and passion. Munaf Kapadia, a contestant on Fox Lifes reality series "Grilled" proved it right with his undying entrepreneurial spirit, innovative culinary expertise and sharp business acumen as he emerged as the winner of the show -- and pocketed a staggering Rs 1 crore.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
November inflation up at 4.88%, factory output growth dips
New Delhi,, Dec 12 (IANS) A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent, even as factory output growth in October contracted to 2.2 per cent official data showed on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India following sustainable development to preserve culture: Mahesh Sharma
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India has adopted sustainable development steps to preserve its nature and cultural heritage, Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
I am here for football, says Maradona
Barasat (West Bengal), Dec 12 (IANS) "I am here for football," were Diego Maradona's first words on arrival at a private sports academy at Kadambagachi here on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Seaplane flies Modi in Gujarat, triggers security row
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flew in a seaplane from the Sabarmati riverfront to Dharoi Dam on the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat elections, courting a controversy over a possible breach of security protocol.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Paper trail has bolstered voters' confidence: EC
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Ahead of Gujarat's second phase elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday said that 100 per cent deployment of VVPAT machines in the state has "bolstered the voters confidence" in the electoral process.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Doklam 'severely' strained India-China ties: Wang told Sushma
Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) At his meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the military stand-off in Doklam had put a "severe" strain on bilateral ties.
2017-12-12
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
British Columbia, Punjab assemblies keen on partnership pact
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Raj Chouhan, Deputy Speaker of Canada's British Columbia Legislative Assembly, on Tuesday called upon Punjab Speaker Rana K.P. Singh here and discussed the possibility of establishing a partnership agreement between the two assemblies.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Delhi government nod for free treatment scheme for accident victims, others
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Victims of road accidents, fire and acid attacks will get medical treatment in all city hospitals at government expense, regarding which a scheme was approved by the Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Whatever PM said about Manmohan Singh is not acceptable: Rahul
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he would not tolerate any kind of nasty language, referring to Mani Shankar Aiyar's "neech" remark against the Prime Minister, but added that whatever Narendra Modi had said about former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was "also not acceptable".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Tripura government women staff to get 24-month maternity leave
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) Ahead of the February Tripura Assembly polls, the Left Front government on Tuesday announced 24 months of maternity leave to its women employees -- for the first two children.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
NHAI making all out efforts to speed up highway construction
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it was making all out efforts to speed up awarding of projects and construction of highways, adding it had already invited bids for projects of 4,900 km length till November.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Jimmy Kimmel brings out his son to talk about healthcare
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) A week after his son underwent his second heart surgery, TV show host Jimmy Kimmel brought him on his eponymous late night talk show. He called on Congress to fund the Children's Health Insurance Programme.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Roadies' most gender neutral place, say Neha, Rannvijay
Noida, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia, who is returning as a gang leader with "Roadies Xtreme", describes the stunt-based reality show as the most gender neutral place to work, while Rannvijay Singha says girls need to be treated equal to men.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Girl, 5, moves NGT against noise pollution from Delhi metro
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A five-year-old petitioner approached the NGT on Tuesday complaining of noise pollution from Delhi Metro's operations.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
'Digital transactions to reach about 1,800 crore in FY18'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Emphasising a dramatic increase in digital transactions in the country, Minister of State for Electronics and IT K. J. Alphons on Tuesday said the transactions are expected to touch 1,800 crore in the current fiscal from 1,162 crore transactions recorded between April and November.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
EC to seek explanation from BJP candidate mocking model code
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday said it will seek an explanation from BJP's Jamalpur-Khadia candidate Bhushan Bhatt after a video of him telling party workers to not to care about the model code of conduct or the poll panel went viral.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Manufacturing slowdown halves' October factory output growth to 2.2%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A slowdown in manufacturing sector almost halved the rise in India's factory output in October to 2.2 per cent from 4.14 per cent in September and 4.2 per cent during the corresponding month last year, official data showed on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Warburg Pincus to acquire 20% stake in Airtel's DTH arm for $350 million
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Bharti Airtel and Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm, on Tuesday announced that an affiliate of Warburg Pincus will acquire up to a 20 per cent equity stake in Bharti Telemedia Limited, the DTH arm of Airtel, for approximately $350 million.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Submit report on Phase II of Yamuna cleaning: NGT
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The NGT on Tuesday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to submit by Wednesday a detailed report regarding Phase II of the Yamuna river revitalization project "Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Gujarat people will give fitting reply to Congress lies: Modi
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress party of spreading unimaginable lies about Gujarat and about him "personally" and said the people of the state would give a "fitting reply" to the "negativity" of the opposition.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gold bars worth Rs 50 lakh seized in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Tuesday seized 17 gold bars worth nearly Rs 50 lakh from near India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal and detaind one smuggler, a BSF official said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Telangana woman MLA, aides attack toll gate staff
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) A woman legislator of Telangana's ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), her husband and their aides attacked the employees of a toll gate in Karimnagar district on Tuesday, allegedly for not giving her VIP treatment.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
November inflation at 4.88% crosses RBI's median mark
New Delhi,, Dec 12 (IANS) A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent mark, official data showed on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gates warns of war between Israel, Hezbollah
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) Former US Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday warned there might be an all-out war between Israel and Lebanon's Iran-backed Shia militia Hezbollah in 2018.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Diplomacy
'S Durga' director slams IFFK, organisers hit back
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) After "S Durga" director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan on Tuesday hit out at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) for its "bad shape", the organisers of the gala questioned his changed opinion.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Manali gets season's first snow, more in HP till Wednesday
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Even as snow eluded Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla on Tuesday, the picturesque tourist town of Manali experienced mild snow, this winter season's first. There are chances of more rain and snow in the hill state till Wednesday, officials said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Macron: Trump will bring US back into climate deal
Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes US President Donald Trump will bring Washington back into the Paris deal on combating climate change.
2017-12-12
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
UK security agency finds flaw in Microsoft Windows system
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has discovered a severe flaw that will affect Microsoft's Windows system including the latest Windows 10, according to an online report.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Diplomacy
India's industrial output slows in October to 2.2%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's factory output rose just 2.2 per cent in October from 4.14 per cent in September, official data showed on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul Gandhi should stop telling lies: BJP
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday alleged that Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi has been "telling lies" to the public of Gujarat but has no answers to their questions.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Global cues, profit booking snap equity indices 3-day gains (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday closed on a lower note -- snapping a three-day gaining streak -- as rising crude oil prices, along with negative global cues and profit booking in rate-sensitive stocks, hampered investors' risk-taking appetite.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Inform about drugs, get cash reward, announces MHA
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has issued new guidelines for granting of rewards to informers and government officers whose information and actions lead to the seizures of narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Complete plant in 18 months or pay Rs 50,000 a day: NGT
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday ordered for the completion of a waste-to-energy plant in Jammu and Kashmir within 18 months, after which Rs 50,000 per day will be charged from the contractors.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
India's industrial output slows in October to 2.2%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's factory output rose just 2.2 per cent in October from 4.14 per cent in September, official data showed on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Kohli sajaake rakhna': Amul wishes Virat, Anushka
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Indian dairy company Amul, through an innovative ad, has wished newly weds cricket star Virat Kohli and actress Anushka.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
High-intensity workout may slow Parkinson's symptoms
New University, Dec 12 (IANS) High-intensity workout three times a week may be safe and help decrease worsening of motor symptoms in people with early-stage Parkinson's disease, researchers say.
2017-12-12
Category: International, India,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Austria gas plant blast kills one
Vienna, Dec 12 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 18 persons were injured in an explosion at a natural gas plant in Austria on Tuesday, officials said.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maradona skips football match, spends time with kids
Barasat (West Bengal) Dec 12 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who was supposed to play a 'Match for Unity on Tuesday against former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly here, could not take the field due to tiredness and poor event management by the organisers.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Vodafone offers Red Protect plan with Aviva Life Insurance
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Vodafone India on Tuesday announced Red Protect - a mobility plan integrated with life insurance, in partnership with Aviva Life Insurance, with the sum assured worth up to 20 years of the monthly rental.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Indian folk music heritage is vast'
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Nirali Kartik of musical duo Maati Baani says Indian folk music heritage is vast and rich. Keeping that in mind, the musicians have unveiled a Rajasthani folk song "Rumaal", featuring Merasi folk singer Bhutta Khan, Amita Mishra on tabla and Govind Gawli on bass.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Rahul will forge new political dynamics: Bengal Congress chief
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Tuesday hailed the new party President Rahul Gandhi as a "sagacious and dynamic leader" and claimed he would play a pivotal role in new political dynamics in the country.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Torres has no intention of leaving Atletico
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Star striker Fernando Torres says he has no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid in January.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
OTA cadet dies of boxing match injuries
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) A cadet at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) here died of injuries he sustained while participating in a boxing competition, a defence statement said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Dubai hosts forum on risk management
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS/WAM) A two-day forum on risk management has kicked off in Dubai in collaboration with the US Risk Management Society.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Team spirit is new coach Stoeger's biggest challenge at Dortmund
Berlin, Dec 12 (IANS) New Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoeger won't be the man having to invent a brand new tactical system, but to teach the basics of teamwork to a football squad that has fallen apart into small groups.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
On 77th birthday, an ailing Pawar leads anti-government rally
Nagpur, Dec 12 (IANS) After 37 years, veteran politician and National Congress Party President Sharad Pawar hit the streets on his 77th birthday on Tuesday, leading a massive 'Jan Aakrosh Halla Bol' procession, jointly with Congress and other parties, against the BJP-Shiv Sena government.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Smartphone sensors to top 10bn unit shipments in 2020
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The sensors in smartphones, which provide an array of features and functionalities to improve the overall user experience, are estimated to cross the 10 billion unit shipment mark in 2020, new research said on Thuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Neha Dhupia in happy phase in her career
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia is enjoying being in a phase of her career wherein she is working with talent like Vidya Balan.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Raghu Ram features in music video
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Television personality Raghu Ram of "Roadies" fame has featured in a music video titled "Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
LSD blots, candies seized in Kolkata, two arrested
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after three persons were held for possession and circulation of hasish here, two more persons have been arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials on Tuesday in connection with drug peddling in various parties and colleges in the city.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident