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Infosys pays $1 million for 'visa abuse' in US
Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd paid $1 million (Rs 65 lakh) to settle a litigation on the alleged abuse of visa rules, said New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woman partly chops off boyfriend's penis
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A woman partly chopped off her boyfriend's penis after he allegedly refused to have sex with her, police said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Romanian woman knifes Italian partner to death
Modena (Italy), June 23 (IANS/AKI) A 50-year-old Romanian woman killed her Italian partner at their apartment in the northern city of Modena early on Friday, stabbing him at least 10 times before calling police.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Must be meek to hear God's voice, says Pope
Vatican City, June 23 (IANS/AKI) It is the "small" people, not the powerful ones who God calls and who are able to hear his voice, Pope Francis said on Friday, urging Catholics to "make yourself little".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion
'Tubelight': Ram Gopal Varma could never make it
Film: "Tubelight"; Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan,Matin Rey Tangu, Zhu Zhu, Om Puri; Director: Kabir Khan; Rating: *** (3 and a half stars).
2017-06-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy on red heat alert in 10 cities
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Health Ministry put ten cities at its highest or red heat risk level for the weekend, when temperatures are forecast to hit 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ready to face polls in Ramadan: Owaisi
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday claimed that the BJP-led Central government is planning to conduct 2019 elections during Ramadan and said his party was ready to face the poll battle in the fasting month.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Attracted to Melania Trump, says Berlusconi
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's flamboyant former Premier Silvio Berlusconi admitted on Friday he finds US President Donald Trump's Slovenian-born wife Melania attractive.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Will clear word 'intercourse' if get 1 lakh votes in favour: Nihalani
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Friday said he would clear the use of the word "intercourse" in the promo and body of Imtiaz Ali's Shah Rukh starrer "Jab Harry met Sejal" if he gets one lakh votes from the common people in its support.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ganguly refuses to comment on Kumble's 'untenable' remark
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is part of the the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) responsible for selecting India's coach, on Friday, did not want to get into Anil Kumble's "untenable" remark as his reason for stepping down as India coach, saying it's not something he would like to get into.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Noida company's property, assets attached for money laundering
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached various movable and immovable assets and properties worth Rs 55 crore of Noida-based Ablaze Info Solutions under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra issue being discussed with China: India
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India on Friday said that there were "some difficulties" in the movement of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims via Nathu La in Sikkim but discussions were on with China.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Diplomacy
Arab states' demand to shut Al Jazeera evokes condemnation
Riyadh, June 23 (IANS) The demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera media network, among other conditions, to end the ongoing diplomatic impasse in the Gulf region has drawn condemnation.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
3rd BRICS environment ministers meeting held in China
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Environment ministers and senior officials of BRICS countries on Friday gathered in north China's Tianjin for discussions, pledging more efforts on sustainable development and pollution prevention.
2017-06-23
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Capability, experience must supersede all considerations for President: Meira
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Opposition's Presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Friday stressed that the post is "not symbolic" and that "capability and experience must always supersede" every other consideration for it.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man held for cheating 2,000 by selling fake tour packages
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A 40-year-old director of a hotel has been arrested from Indore for cheating around 2,000 people from all over India to the tune of over Rs 20 crore on the pretext of providing luxurious holiday and tour packages in five-star hotels, police said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 policemen killed in Karachi
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least four policemen were killed by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Friday night, local media reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Tata Steel sells stake in Tata Motors to Tata Sons
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Tata Steel on Friday said it has sold almost all of its stake in Tata Motors to Tata Sons for more than Rs 3,780 crore.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Will build forward-looking vision with Trump administration: Modi
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he will hold in-depth discussions with President Donald Trump during his visit to the United States and hoped to build a forward-looking vision for partnership with the new administration.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Shabbir Ahluwalia to be a part of 'Kundali Bhagya'
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Shabbir Ahluwalia, who is currently being applauded for his role of Abhi in popular TV show "Kumkum Bhagya", says he will also be seen in its upcoming spin-off, "Kundali Bhagya".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
MP CM urges centre to increase onion procurement
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday urged Central government to extend the deadline of ongoing onion procurement to July 15 owing to bumper production in the state.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
GoAir to shift to new passenger service system
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier GoAir on Friday said it will be migrating to a new passenger service system from June 25.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BCCI extends time limit for India coach candidates
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended the time limit for submission of applications for the position of head coach of the Indian team.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Unpredictable Trump means no agenda for Modi meeting: Expert
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) There is no formal agenda for the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump when they meet in Washington on Sunday in keeping with the latter's functioning style that has also resulted in the American administration giving confusing and contradictory signals on Pakistan, an Indian analyst here said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Bengal's 'Kanyashree' initiative given UN recognition
The Hague (Netherlands), June 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government's Kanyashree Prakalpa on Friday was awarded the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award for Asia Pacific here.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Kovind to launch campaign from Uttar Pradesh on June 25
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will launch his campaign for the July 17 presidential election from Uttar Pradesh on June 25, informed sources said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'No proof of wrongdoing by Infosys in Panaya deal'
Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS) An international law firm and a risk consultancy found no evidence of wrongdoing by Infosys in acquiring the US-based Panaya firm for $200 million in February 2015, the global software major said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M condemns attack on Muslim men in train
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday condemned the attack on a Muslim family in a local train in Haryana on Thursday that led to the death of a 15-year-old student and serious stab injuries to two others.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC seeks report from north civic body's on rag-picker's death
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Observing there is more garbage than land in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Friday sought a report from North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on the death of a rag-picker.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar's loans to be considered under S4A scheme
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar on Friday said the Joint Lenders' Forum (JLF) has decided to consider its loan account under the 'Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets' (S4A Scheme).
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Naveen opposes disinvestment in Nalco
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) Protesting the Central government's move for disinvestment of equity holding in Nalco, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put further disinvestment in the public sector undertaking on hold.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Security, law and order breakdown in Kashmir, says Congress
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Slamming the PDP-BJP -led government in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress on Friday said "there was complete breakdown as far as law and order and internal security is concerned" and there was no "policy" to handle the situation.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kumar Vishwas skips Delhi government's Iftar
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party leader (AAP) Kumar Vishwas did not attend an Iftar party organised by the Delhi government on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Police seize 280 mn euros, hold 23 in Rome anti-mafia operation
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian police on Friday impounded assets worth some 280 million euros and arrested 23 people in a major anti-mafia operation in the provinces of Rome, Naples, Milan and Pescara.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED registers money-laundering case against LeT chief, Hurriyat, others
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a case of money laundering against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Dukhartan-e-Millat, Hizbul Mujhaideen and members of Hurriyat Conference in connection with the alleged terror funding from across the border to stoke unrest in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Proud of Indian scientists working on world's largest telescope: Minister
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday praised Indian scientists for their contribution toward the world's biggest telescope -- Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), which is under development.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
Robotic O-Arm allows for minimal invasive neuro surgery: Doctors
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Calling the Robotic O-Arm technology a boon for neurosurgeons, doctors on Friday said the innovative surgical imaging system can allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive spine surgeries with greater precision, accuracy and most importantly safety.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-judge Karnan under 'treatment and observation' in Kolkata hospital
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan who was admitted to city's SSKM Medical College and Hospital after complaining of chest pain on Thursday, remains in there for "treatment and observation" on Friday, a hospital official said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
NCPCR platform to report online child abuse enhanced
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With child abuse finding new forms and channels through mobile and digital technologies, victims of such cyber crimes can now lodge their complaints at National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)'s enhanced online platform 'POCSO e-box'.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thane farmers protests: Congress demands judicial probe
Thane (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) Maharashtra's opposition Congress on Friday demanded a judicial probe into Thursday's police action against farmers protesting land takeover for a proposed domestic airport near Kalyan.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
China set to again block India's entry into NSG
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Two weeks after the Indian and Chinese top leadership agreed to address sensitive issues dogging their bilateral ties, Beijing on Friday appeared poised to once again oppose India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying there was "no change" in its position on Indian's bid.
2017-06-23
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India launches Liveability Index for 116 cities
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday launched the "City Liveability Index" - a first of its kind initiative introduced by the Urban Development Ministry - to measure the quality of life in 116 major cities including capital cities and those with population over one million.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One dead, 3 injured in mob attack in train in Haryana
Ballabhgarh (Haryana), June 23 (IANS) A teenager was killed and three of his friends injured in an attack by a group of persons in a train in Haryana, the Government Railway Police said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
25 killed in northwest Pakistan blasts
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least 25 persons were killed and over 100 others injured as twin blasts ripped through a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Funeral of two Maharashtra soldiers on Saturday
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The funeral of two Indian Army soldiers from Maharashtra, who were killed by a Pakistani BAT team on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, will be held at their respective native villages on Saturday, a defence spokesperson said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Haryana now has a 'Trump' Village
Gurugram, June 23 (IANS) Though it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been pushing for building toilets under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, it is US President Donald Trump who is getting publicity. At least in Haryana.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
JD-U free to take decisions, 'Bihar ki beti' fielded to lose: Nitish Kumar
Patna, June 23 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar on Friday said his party is free to take its decisions, and admonished the opposition alliance for fielding "Bihar ki beti" (Bihar's daughter) Meira Kumar to lose.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
No plans yet to re-enter ceasefire with NSCN-K: Official
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), June 23 (IANS) The Indian government has no plans to re-enter into a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), an official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
HC quashes Yogi's order sacking Shia Waqf Board members
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) In a major setback to the Uttar Pradesh government, Allahabad High Court on Friday quashed an order removing six members of the Shia Waqf Board.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Kolkata hospital asked to pay Rs 3 lakh for negligence
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) A city private hospital was on Friday asked to cough up Rs 30 lakh as compensation by the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) for alleged negligence in treatment of an infant leading to her death.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Team that built world's lightest satellite 'KalamSat' felicitated
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) A young team that built the world's lightest and first 3D printed satellite "KalamSat", launched by the US space agency NASA on Thursday, was felicitated by a social group here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
Many aid groups unable to manage war zone risks: Report
New York, June 23 (IANS/WAM) Humanitarian aid workers want to help people in some of the biggest war zones, but extreme risks and threats are paralysing their operations, said a United Nations-backed report.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Shuttler Srikanth in Australia Open semis; Sindhu, Saina crash out (Roundup)
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals while the star duo of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarter-finals at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Yogi thanks Centre for Smart City slots for three UP cities
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for the inclusion of three more cities from the state under the Smart City Mission.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CBI quizzes Narada sting accused officer, middleman together
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday interrogated Narada sting case accused Indian Police Service officer S.M.H. Mirza and alleged middleman Syed Tazdar Ali Mirza together at the agency's city office CGO complex, an official said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not intimidated by 'poor tactic' like criminal defamation case: Mistry
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Office of Cyrus Mistry on Friday said it will not be intimidated by a 'poor tactic' like criminal defamation to scotch litigation against Tata Sons.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
RKG Snooker Champs qualify for snooker meet playoffs
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Sourav Kothari-led RKG Snooker Champs became the first team to confirm their entry in the playoffs of the Bengal Premier League here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
May's offer on EU citizens below expectations: Tusk
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Friday slammed British Prime Minister Theresa May's offer to EU nationals after Brexit, warning it would make their situation "worse".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Manipur to soon ban shotguns to check poaching
Imphal June 23 (IANS) The Manipur Cabinet will soon ban all licensed single and double barrelled shotguns to check poaching, state Forest Minister T. Shyamkumar said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Kovind files nomination for Presidential election, BJP confident of comfortable victory (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential election and pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan teenager moves court to annul her child marriage
Jodhpur, June 23 (IANS) A court here on Friday issued notice on the plea of a 17-year-old girl
2017-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Indian eves aim to break CWC final jinx (Special to IANS)
The Indian women's team will take on three-time world champions England on the opening day of the 11th edition of the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby on Saturday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mob strips, lynches police officer in Srinagar, evokes widespread condemnation (Roundup)
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) A mob stripped and lynched a senior police officer in the grand mosque of Srinagar, triggering widespread outrage. Hundreds attended the funeral of 57-year-old Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit even as two persons were arrested.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AERB's nod for Kudankulam's units 3&4
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on Friday said it has given its nod to the country's nuclear plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for the first pour of concrete for the third and fourth units at Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
IRDAI bars Sahara India Life from selling life policies
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) India's insurance sector regulator, IRDAI on Friday barred private insurer Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd from accepting new life insurance policies.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Will re-evaluate answer sheets, CBSE tells HC
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it will re-evaluate the answer sheets of students who have asked for it.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Muller in semis of Queen's club tennis meet
London, June 23 (IANS) Gilles Muller of Luxembourg defeated American Sam Querrey 6-4 7-6 in the quarterfinals of the Queen's club tennis championships here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Kopardi gangrape-murder case: Defence now seeks Fadnavis as witness
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) In another twist in the ongoing trial in the Kopardi gangrape-murder case of a minor girl, one of the accused on Friday moved an application seeking summons for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as a defence witness.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian passports to be bilingual: Sushma
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
More than 6 lakh qualify CBSE NEET 2017
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) As many as 6,11,539 students have qualified the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental courses, it was announced on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
SRCC announces cut-off
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Delhi University's Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) on Friday announced its cut-offs for B.Com. (Honours) and B.A. (Honours) Economics at 97.75 per cent for the current academic session.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Delhi hospitals allowed to increase bed capacities
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) In a bid to tackle dengue and chikungunya cases in the city, the Delhi government on Friday announced that all hospitals here have been permitted to increase their bed capacity by 10 to 20 per cent.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Fourth camp of Usha Junior Training Programme ends
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The fourth camp of the Usha Junior Training Programme at the Delhi Golf Club ended with amateur golfers Arin Ahuja, Asara Sawhney, Sharanya Sah, Ananta Jain, Karamjit S. Bedi, Mohd. Yasa and Aryan Chadha bagging the maximum number of awards across various categories here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
10 killed as IS suicide bombers strike Iraq
Baghdad, June 23 (IANS) Ten people were killed, including women and children, and 13 injured on Friday in an attack carried out by Islamic State's suicide bombers west of Iraq, a police official said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
No restriction on exchange of Qatari riyals in India: RBI
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Acting on reports that some authorised entities were not accepting Qatari riyals, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday clarified that it has not restricted the exchange of the currency.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Add colour to your personality: Disha's advice for college-goers
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani feels that making a good impression, especially for important milestones and occasions in life, is a must. Her advice for first year college students is "add some colour to your personality".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kidnapped Kerala actress records new statement
Kochi, June 23 (IANS) In a new twist to the actress kidnap case, the victim has recorded a new statement.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shooter Narang to launch talent development project
Pune, June 23 (IANS) The Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation (GNSPF) has unveiled ambitious plans to train and nurture 20 young and talented shooters from different parts of the country and turn them into international champions.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Youth held in Hyderabad for 'links' with IS sympathisers
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Friday arrested a youth for allegedly having links with Islamic State sympathisers.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata Metro completes tunnelling under Hooghly
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), which is expecting to commission the first phase of the East-West Metro Project in the city in 2018, has completed tunnelling work under the Hooghly river in 66 days, an official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Thiruvananthapuram Smart City to cost Rs 1,538 crore: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) As much as Rs 1,538 crore will be spent on developmental projects in Thiruvananthapuram under the Smart Cities Mission, a Minister said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
Yemen cholera cases may reach 300,000: Unicef
Geneva, June 23 (IANS) Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000 by the end of August due to the rainy season, a United Nations agency warned on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Shimla to have smart public transport: CM
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said promoting smart public transport, developing footpaths for pedestrians, eco-tourism and better management of natural springs will be the top priorities for restoring the glory of the state capital under the Smart Cities Mission.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
JNU bids to make viva less discriminatory
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) To make the interviews for admission more transparent, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday took a decision to include at least one teacher from marginalised section to be a part of viva-voce (interview) committees.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Now mobile banking complaints under ombudsman, says RBI
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Widening the scope of its Banking Ombudsman Scheme, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has included complaints relating to mis-selling and mobile banking in its purview for which compensation up to Rs 1 lakh can be awarded.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Spanish prosecutor agrees to swap Messi's jail term for $569,800
Barcelona, June 23 (IANS) A Spanish prosecutor on Friday agreed to swap prison sentences imposed on Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi by a Barcelona court for a joint 510,000 euro ($569,800) fine.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
My health has been much better this Ramazan: Dilip Kumar
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Ailing thespian Dilip Kumar says his health has been "better" during the holy month of Ramadan.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sixth farmer commits suicide in MP CM's home district
Sehore (Madhya Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) Amid the Madhya Pradesh government's claims of providing all possible relief to peasants, one more farmer was on Thursday reported to have committed suicide in Sehore, the home district of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Special force raised in Odisha to deal with law and order
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday announced the raising of the Odisha Swift Action Force (OSAF), a special wing of the police, to deal with serious law and order situations in the state.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Secure Connection expands Honeywell product range in India
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Global consumer electronics major Secure Connection on Friday announced the expansion of its "Platinum Series" product range of Honeywell Electronic Essentials in India.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Sooraj hopes 'Hum Paanch Phir Se' has long innings on TV
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Thapar, who shares a close bond with the cast of his TV show "Hum Paanch Phir Se", says he wants the new version of the popular comedy show "Hum Paanch" to go on for long.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Indian equity markets closed in the red on Friday as broadly negative global cues, coupled with caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and heavy selling pressure subdued investor sentiments.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kenyan, Ethiopian athletes favourites in Olomouc Half Marathon
Nairobi, June 23 (IANS) Kenya's Kenneth Keter and Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa stand out as favourites in Saturday's Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon in the Czech Republic.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi on Australian Academy's film fest jury
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Indian actors Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi have been appointed jury members of the Australian Academys inaugural Best Asian Film Award.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Can every captain think he is Imran Khan? (Column: Just Sport)
Anil Kumble -- who quit as India cricket coach early this week -- and skipper Virat Kohli are indulging in shadow boxing. Both had their say on the dressing room disputes, leaving the meaty parts between the lines. At the end of it all, the aggressive captain got what he wanted.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SC sets up doctors panel on plea to abort six month pregnancy
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday set up a panel of seven doctors to examine and ascertain the medical condition of a Kolkata-based expectant mother seeking the termination of her 24-week-old pregnancy.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Bihar acid attack victim's family to fight for justice
Patna, June 23 (IANS) An acid attack five years ago disfigured Chanchal Kumari, a teenager then, and dashed all her hopes of becoming a computer engineer. She died on Thursday but her quest for justice will not be stilled, said her family.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GDA opposes library in Ghaziabad park
Ghaziabad, June 23 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has told the municipal corporation to stop construction work for a library in a park situated in Sector 7 of Rajnagar -- a posh residential colony.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Martial arts champion arrested with 17 pistols
Ghaziabad, June 23 (IANS) An arms smuggling racket was unearthed here on Friday as a national champion of a modern Korean mixed martial arts was arrested from the railway station and 17 pistols seized from him.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GJM demands CBI probe into death of three activists
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Blaming the West Bengal government and senior officers for the killing of three GJM activists in police firing on June 17, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the deaths.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
West Indies opt to bowl against India in first ODI
Port of Spain, June 23 (IANS) The West Indies won the toss and elected to field against India in their first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
GST Network to begin accepting fresh registrations from June 25
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) portal which has so far only been accepting requests for migration from the current indirect tax regime to the GST system will now start accepting fresh registrations starting June 25.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ford India recalls 39,000 units of Fiesta, Figo models
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Ford India on Friday said it has decided to recall 39,315 units of Ford Fiesta Classic and previous-generation Ford Figo vehicles because of a potential technical concern.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ishaan Khatter rolled in muck for Majidi's film
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Debutant Ishaan Khatter dipped his face and rolled around in muck to shoot a sequence for Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's India-set film "Beyond The Clouds".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Capability, experience must supersede all consideration for President: Meira
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Friday stressed that the post of President of India is "not symbolic" and that "capability and experience must always supersede" every other consideration while choosing the person for the post.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shape of bird egg related to flight ability
New York, June 23 (IANS) In what could perhaps crack the long-term mystery behind the astonishing variety of bird egg shapes, an international team of researchers has found that the egg shape is related to flight ability, with good fliers tending to lay pointy or elliptical eggs.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Sania rues gender discrimination in sports
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Decrying the widespread gender discrimination in society at large, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rued the fact that the world of sports is also not immune from the malaise and she has to fight for equal prize money despite being a former World No.1 in women's doubles.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis,Cinema/Showbiz
Saina, Sindhu crash out of Australia Open quarters
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) India's campaign in the women's singles category at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries ended after London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal went down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a quarter-finals match here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Nasscom identifies key job roles in big data analytics
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), as part of its reskilling initiative for the IT industry, has identified key job roles in the big data analytics domain.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
TCS hired over 12,500 US employees over five years: Study
New Delhi/New York, June 23 (IANS) Global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was among the top two job creators, recruiting more than 12,500 US employees from 2012-2016, a recent study by The Cambridge Group said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
No party affiliations, will uphold dignity of office: Kovind
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Asserting that he does not hold any political affiliations, NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the President's office and keep it above party politics.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal blames Niti Aayog for decline in funds
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) The Niti Aayog on Friday told the Himachal Pradesh government to prepare a plan to double the income of its farmers in five years even as the Virbhadra Singh-led government blamed the think tank for a drastic decline in Central funding to the state.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Peace in Afghanistan linked with exit of foreign troops'
Kabul, June 23 (IANS) The Taliban on Friday reiterated that peace in the country is inextricably linked to the exit of foreign troops.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Cyber threat most significant risk to business operations: Ficci
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A leading business chamber on Friday ranked 'Information and Cyber Insecurity as the most significant threat to business perception and operations in the country.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Will fight for Gorkha community's revival till death: GJM chief
Darjeeling, June 23 (IANS) Throwing a challenge to the West Bengal government, GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Friday announced intensification of the ongoing protest in the north Bengal hills and vowed to fight for "our community's revival" till death.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Heavy rain lashes Kolkata, adjoining areas
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Kolkata and many parts of West Bengal on Friday afternoon.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Oil, gas refiners set to spend more on digital technologies
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Nearly two-thirds of oil and gas refiners plan to increase their investments in digital technologies over the next three-to-five years, a new study revealed on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Infosys board to face investors' heat at AGM
Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS) The 36th Annual General Meeting of troubled software major Infosys Ltd on Saturday is likely to be stormy, as retail investors brace for a showdown with its board on corporate governance and performance issues.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Kerala investment promotion agency, Cornell varsity tie up
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) The KSIDC, the nodal investment promotion agency of the Kerala government, has tied up with Cornell University, US, to set up a Life Sciences Park in Thiruvananthapuram.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Education
BJP will unite anti-Left votes in Tripura: Assam Minister
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) The BJP will try to form a rainbow alliance to consolidate anti-Left Front votes to oust the ruling coalition in Tripura in assembly polls in February next year, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Comedienne Bharti Singh to miss 'Nach Baliye 8' finale
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Popular comedienne Bharti Singh, who is recuperating in a hospital, will not be able to perform at the "Nach Baliye 8" finale. However, she says she is feeling a lot better.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab boy tops NEET entrance exam
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) A student from Punjab's Muktsar town has topped in the NEET entrance examination for admission to medical colleges.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Faulty fridge sparked London tower fire: Police
London, June 23 (IANS) The Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 79 people started in a faulty fridge, the Metropolitan Police said on Friday, adding the cladding on the 24-storey block has failed all safety tests.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala to gain through GST: Finance Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) Kerala will gain from the imposition of GST from July 1, said state Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Punjab assembly amends law to keep highway tipplers in high spirits
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) The Punjab assembly on Friday amended an excise law to allow hotels, restaurants and clubs within 500 metres of national and state highways in the northern state to serve liquor.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Indian passports to be bilingual: Government
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) All Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be offered in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Brisk walk may help keep Alzheimer's at bay
New York, June 23 (IANS) Taking a brisk walk or engaging in other moderate-intensity physical activities may help slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, says a study.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Saina crashes out of Australia Open quarters
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries after going down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a women's singles quarter-final match here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup
London, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday advised the national womens team to keep things simple and play positive cricket in the ICC Womens World Cup 2017, starting here on Saturday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Death of freed US student mystery, says N.Korea
Pyongyang, June 23 (IANS) North Korea on Friday said the death of a US student it freed earlier this month was a "mystery" as his health indicators and examination results were all normal when he left Pyongyang.
2017-06-23
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Karnataka urged to open tourism office in Tokyo
Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS) Consul General of Japan Takayuki Kitagawa on Friday urged the Karnataka government to open a full-fledged Tourism Information Office in Tokyo.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Heavy rains expected in Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 23 (IANS) Heavy rains are expected in the southern part of Sri Lanka, leading to concerns that the country might be hit again by floods and landslides, an official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Russia intercepts 14 foreign planes near borders
Moscow, June 23 (IANS) Russian jets have intercepted 14 foreign planes near its borders in the past week, the Defence Ministry said in a report on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
Arab states issue 13 demands to end Qatar crisis
Cairo, June 23 (IANS) Four Arab states that have severed ties with Qatar over its support to terrorism have issued 13 demands to end the rift with Doha, including closing Al-Jazeera television and cutting ties with Iran, a media report said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
Polish girl sings 'Kajra re' for Big B in Malta
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got a sense of the "spread of Hindi cinema" when a girl from Poland broke into a song and dance sequence on the Bollywood chartbuster "Kajra re" in front of him on the set of "Thugs of Hindostan" in Malta.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congratulations pour in for ISRO on new milestone
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Congratulations poured in for ISRO on Friday after it successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries, with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeting their greetings.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Desire for safe location drives home purchase for millennials
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Millennials in the age group of 30-34 years are increasingly giving more importance to safety and security of homes rather than on return on investment, fancy amenities and proximity to work which the older age-groups preferred, a recent survey has revealed.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Indian equity markets provisionally closed in the red on Friday as broadly negative global cues, coupled with caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and heavy selling pressure subdued investor sentiments.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India face England in Women's World Cup opener (Preview)
Derby (UK), June 23 (IANS) India are expected to face a tough task when they take on hosts England on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Pegasus' spyware may hit iPhones too
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Do you think your Apple iPhone and iPad devices are safe from spyware? Wait. There actually is a malware in the wild that targets Apple iOS users too, a study warned on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Paracetamol during pregnancy affects sex drive in male progeny: Study
London, June 23 (IANS) Although paracetamol is usually considered safe during pregnancy, a new research from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark suggests that if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills as their use is linked to reduced sex drive and aggressive behaviour in males.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
May offers EU citizens to stay in UK post-Brexit
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has softened her stance on an estimated three million EU citizens currently living in the UK, offering them to stay post Brexit.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Sofia Vergara wants Simon Cowell to join 'Modern Family'
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Actress Sofia Vergara says she wants music mogul Simon Cowell to do a cameo in hit TV series "Modern Family".
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Young India looking at unconventional career choices
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Young Indians are keen on unconventional and new career choices, online learning and engagement at work, a study said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Sri Lanka arrests student leader over clashes
Colombo, June 23 (IANS) Sri Lankan police on Friday arrested Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) leader Lahiru Weerasekara following violent clashes between students and security forces.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Tourism in Kashmir collapses, as stone-pelting images dominate TV
At the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Rizwan Ahmad Bhat stands next to his traditional boat, the shikara named Do Badan Ek Jan (two bodies, one soul), waiting for tourists. Last year this time, the lake was packed with visitors exploring its waters and the views of the surrounding Zabarwan hills.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Business/Economy
Can't understand why Congress opposing Kovind: Naidu
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that he could not understand why the Congress was opposing NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
F-35A creates a buzz at Paris Air Show
Paris, June 23 (IANS) Two F-35A fighter aircraft built by Lockheed Martin of the US, created quite a buzz among the visitors to the week-long 52nd Paris Air Show, otherwise known largely as an event to showcase commercial airplanes.
2017-06-23
Category: International, France,Technology,Defence/Security
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Thiruvananthapuram topping the list.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Seizures indicate sharp rise in wildlife smuggling to China
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) There appears to be no let- up in smuggling of live and dead wildlife. In fact, it has seen a sharp increase as indicated by the value of seized "wildlife products" being smuggled to China from India through Nepal and Bhutan.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two arrested for lynching police officer
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Two of the three suspects have been arrested for lynching a senior police officer here and a hunt is on for the third, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police S.P. Vaid said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office (Third Lead)
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential elections and pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nicole Kidman wanted to quit Hollywood
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) She is currently enjoying a career comeback, starring in the hit TV drama "Big Little Lies". But Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman says she wanted to quit Hollywood nearly a decade ago.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kudrow not working on 'Friends' spin-off for Phoebe
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Actress Lisa Kudrow is not working on a "Friends" spin-off focused on her character Phoebe Buffay, according to her spokesperson.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile
Seoul, June 23 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday witnessed the test-firing of a home-grown ballistic missile to showcase the country's defence capability against Pyongyang.
2017-06-23
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
BJP fawn club: How Bollywood seeks to cosy up to government
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) "One Nation, One Tax, One Market", affirms Amitabh Bachchan in a video on the virtues of GST, while Akshay Kumar is out to make his "humble contribution to Swachh Bharat" through his new film "Toilet: EK Prem Katha".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Police officer's lynching 'marks new low' in J&K: Rahul
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the lynching of a senior police officer marked a "new low" in Jammu and Kashmir and it was "heartbreaking" to see the state "being pushed back several decades" due to the failure of the BJP-PDP government.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Tubelight': Shines but with low voltage (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Tubelight"; Director: Kabir Khan; Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Yashpal Sharma, Matin Rey Tangu and Isha Talwar; Rating: ***
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Raval, de Grandhomme, Broom earn New Zealand contracts
Wellington, June 23 (IANS) Opening batsman Jeet Raval, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and batsman Neil Broom are the three new additions to New Zealand Crickets list of 21 contracted players for the 2017-18 season, the NZC announced here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
China hopes India, US won't disturb South China Sea peace
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China on Friday said it hopes India and the US will not disturb peace in the South China Sea as the issue is likely to come up between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump when they meet.
2017-06-23
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama has slammed the Republican Party's new healthcare bill, which he said would transfer wealth from the poor to the rich.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Decade-old wait ends as NIUSAT put into orbit
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) It was a proud moment for Noorul Islam University on Friday as the Indian rocket PSLV lifted off successfully with the varsity-made nano satellite NIUSAT along with ISRO's Cartosat and 29 co-passenger foreign satellites.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
North Korea conducts another rocket engine test
Washington, June 23 (IANS) North Korea has tested a new rocket engine as part of its efforts to build a missile capable of reaching the American mainland, US officials said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Challenge in web series is to keep audience engaged: Vivek Oberoi
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi, who features in a forthcoming web series, says since the content of digital entertainment is mostly for "binge watching", the biggest challenge is to keep the audience engaged.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
CBI raids ex-OOA secretary's residence, office
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids at the residence and office of Ashirbad Behera, the former secretary of the Odisha Olympic Association (OOA), in a land grabbing case.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Cool roofs' can beat high heat in homes
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With India too facing the effects of global warming with abnormally high temperatures, simple and low-cost 'cool roof' measures may bring relief to the people, say experts.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Regional poets lead Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Regional language poets dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 with sixteen books of poetry along with five short stories, two biographies and one essay that won the award.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Working on 'Krrish' franchise incredible, says Hrithik
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says working on the "Krrish" franchise, which started eleven years ago, has been an incredible experience, and he hopes to go a long way with it.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Indian star P.V. Sindhu was knocked out of the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament following a tough quarter-final battle with World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
NSG meet on, China says it will reject India's entry
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China on Friday said it will oppose India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) whose plenary session is underway in Bern.
2017-06-23
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Sweltering heat makes people moody and unhelpful
New York, June 23 (IANS) When it is uncomfortably hot, people tend to become moody and also less helpful or 'pro-social,' new research has found.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Indian equity markets traded in the red during the mid-afternoon session on Friday as broadly negative global cues, coupled with caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and heavy selling pressure in automobile, capital goods, oil and gas and banking stocks subdued investor sentiments.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Mirwaiz calls officer's lynching 'brutal act'
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday condemned the lynching of a senior police officer here as a "brutal act".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal excited about 'Raazi'
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal will be coming together for Meghna Gulzars next directorial "Raazi", which narrates the story of a Kashmiri girl marred to a Pakistani Army officer. The actors are charged up about the project, and cant wait to begin its shooting.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
6GB 'Honor 8 Pro' slated for July launch in India
Pune, June 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone major Huawei's much-awaited "Honor 8 Pro" with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM is slated to be launched in India in the first week of July at an affordable price, a top company executive said here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit (Roundup)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
B-Town goes gaga over Salman's 'Tubelight'
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Salman Khans "Tubelight" might be getting a mixed response from the critics, but it has left celebrities like Preity Zinta, Dia Mirza and Subhash Ghai in awe of it. They feel the heart-warming performances in the Kabir Khan directorial light up the films narrative.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
11 killed in Pakistan blast (Third Lead)
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and over 20 injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'Neerja' family accuses producers of criminal conspiracy, moves court
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Accusing the producers of Bollywood blockbuster and national award winning movie "Neerja" of "criminal conspiracy" and going back on their word of sharing 10 percent of the net profit, the braveheart flight purser Neerja Bhanot's family has moved the court here.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Indian star P.V. Sindhu was knocked out of the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament following a tough quarter-final battle with World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Victoria Beckham flaunts leather in London heat wave
London, June 23 (IANS) Singer Victoria Beckham ignored the heat wave as she showed off her trim figure in a pair of tight leather trousers here.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Merkel calls UK Brexit offer 'good start'
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as "a good start".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Katie Price in talks for 'Dancing On Ice'
London, June 23 (IANS) Model Katie Price is in talks to be a contestant on the revamped version of skating contest "Dancing On Ice".
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Varun Dhawan finds love for 'other life forms'
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan says he feels bad that he spent 30 years neglecting "other life forms", but has now pledged to care for them.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rhino killed in Assam national park
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) A one-horned rhino was killed by poachers in Assam's Orang National Park, a forest official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portable sink to help campers maintain hygiene
London, June 23 (IANS) Forget wet-wipes and hand gels, campers could soon have a portable sink to carry wherever they go and clean off mud, dirt and sweat in a proper manner.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ex-Barcelona President ordered to remain in custody
Madrid, June 23 (IANS) Spanish prosecutors have ordered the former President of Barcelona football club to remain in custody for money laundering as there is a risk he could abscond.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnny Depp quips about assassinating President Trump
London, June 23 (IANS) Hollywood star Johnny Depp was uninhibited about sharing his feelings about US President Donald Trump when he took the stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Students moving to plains amid Darjeeling shutdown
Darjeeling, June 23 (IANS) Thousands of students studying in boarding schools here were being moved to the plains as the agitating Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) allowed a 12-hour window on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Farmers in 3 Marathwada villages create oasis in suicide-prone region
Jalna (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) When massive crop failure and farmers' suicide afflicted the Marathwada region in Maharashtra during the 2012-16 drought, farmers in three villages of Jalna district were not much concerned about the lack of rainfall.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Will uphold dignity of Presidency: Kovind
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kenyan athletes plagued by injuries ahead of London World Championships
Nairobi, June 23 (IANS) Kenya's injury crisis is ballooning ahead of the London World Championships with Olympic athletics champions Ezekiel Kemboi, David Rudisha and silver medallist Boniface Mucheru joining the list.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Wolfsburg extend goalkeeper Casteels' contract
Berlin, June 23 (IANS) German football club Wolfsburg and goalkeeper Koen Casteels have agreed on a contract extension, the "Wolves" confirmed in an official statement.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Goalkeeper Adler joins Mainz from Hamburg
Berlin, June 23 (IANS) German goalkeeper Rene Adler agreed on a transfer from Hamburg to Mainz, both Bundesliga football clubs announced.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Srikanth beats Praneeth to reach Australian Open semis
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Continuing his fine run, recently-crowned Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Friday defeated fellow Indian shuttler B.Sai Praneeth in a men's singles quarter-final match of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries here.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
'Good' fat diet may reduce bowel disease symptom
New York, June 23 (IANS) A "good" high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation and reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder, says a new study.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
NASA to support ESA's gravitational wave space mission
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) to study gravitational waves in space - a mission in which NASA will partner with ESA in design, development, operations and data analysis.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Police officer lynched, Mehbooba calls it 'murder of trust'
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) A mob lynched a senior police officer in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, triggering outrage and forcing Chief Minister Mehmooba Mufti to dub the crime a "murder of trust".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Guerrero scores hat-trick as Flamengo rout Chapecoense 5-1
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) Peru international striker Paolo Guerrero scored a hat-trick as Flamengo routed Chapecoense 5-1 in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
My five decades in films went by in moments: Dharmendra (Interview)
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) He is known as Bollywood's 'Yamla, Pagla, Deewana', but for long he was also seen as the macho hero of silver screen.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman doesn't need rehearsals, he's a quick learner: Remo
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Remo D'Souza, who has worked with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in various projects, says the actor doesn't believe in doing rehearsals as being a "quick learner", he likes to know his moves just a few minutes before the shoot.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anger over liquor shops in Himachal residential areas
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Circumventing an apex court ban on liquor vends along the highways, Himachal Pradesh has allowed liquor shops to operate in residential areas, aggrieved residents said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Kovind files nomination for Presidential election
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination for the July 17 election here on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Intex adds to its affordable Tower Speaker range
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) IT accessories manufacturer Intex Technologies has unveiled its new affordable range of 2.0 Tower Speakers.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Rana's 'Nene Raju, Nene Mantri' trailer released
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) The trailer of Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal and Catherine Tresa starrer Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri" was released on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Brazil's Lucas Lima set for Barcelona move
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Lucas Lima has agreed to join Spanish football giants Barcelona on a free transfer in January, according to media reports.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
My son is getting ready for acting debut: Ambika
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Actress Ambika, who ruled the roost in the 1980s and 1990s in southern filmdom, says her son Ram Keshav is gearing up his acting debut.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Had conceptualised 'Shab' 17 years ago: Onir
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir, who is gearing up for his upcoming film "Shab", starring Sanjay Suri and Raveena Tandon, says he had started writing the movie around 17 years ago.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tesla considers opening plant in China
Washington, June 23 (IANS) American luxury electric carmaker Tesla has confirmed that it is considering opening its first plant in Shanghai to cater to the growing Chinese market.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Xavier' malware infected 800 apps in Google Play Store
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Global cybersecurity firm Trend Micro on Friday announced it has detected more than 800 applications in Google Play Store embedded with a trojan Android malware "Xavier" that have been downloaded millions of times till date.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Statue of Balachander in his honour: Vairamuthu
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) National Award winning lyricist Vairamuthu, who will be erecting a statue of late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, says it will be to honour the latter's memory for his priceless contribution to Tamil filmdom.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
ISRO crosses double century mark in launching foreign satellites
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Friday crossed the double century mark in launching foreign satellites by putting into orbit 29 satellites belonging to overseas customers.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Reliance Jio beats Huawei in Indian data card market
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With a surge in 4G adoption in the country, Reliance Jio has replaced Huawei as the most favoured 4G/LTE data card vendor (in terms of market share/unit shipments) in the second half of financial year 2016-2017.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Protesting Jats block roads in Bharatpur
Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) Jat community protesters demanding job quotas blocked road and train services on Friday in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kovind set to file nomination
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday reached Parliament house to file his nomination for the July 17 election where he will face opposition nominee Meira Kumar.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP, Akali Dal legislators walk out of Punjab assembly
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Upset over the treatment meted out to legislators by assembly staff on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal members on Friday walked out of the Punjab assembly on the last day of the budget session.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Will inform when I decide: Rajinikanth on political entry
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, who is rumoured to be planning a political entry soon, said he has been in discussions with political leaders and will announce when things are finalised.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
N.Korea's Foreign Ministry launches website
Pyongyang, June 23 (IANS) North Korea's Foreign Ministry has launched its own website to promote "policies and improve diplomatic relations", state media reported on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Technology
Mehbooba calls police officer's killing 'murder of trust'
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday denounced the lynching of a senior police officer here and said the crime was a "murder of trust".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Thailand approves bill to consolidate military's influence
Bangkok, June 23 (IANS) Thailand's parliament on Friday passed a bill that will determine the governments' policies over the next two decades and consolidate the military's influence in the country.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Imagination Technologies up for sale amid dispute with Apple
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Britain-based Imagination Technologies, former chip designer for Apple and currently in a legal dispute with the iPhone maker, has put itself up for sale.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
I'm what I am because of my mother: Sridevi
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Actress Sridevi credits her upbringing and her mother for her successful career and everything that she has achieved so far.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Eight killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 16 injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Australian tree species threatened by rising CO2
Canberra, June 23 (IANS) The iconic Australian river red gum tree is under threat from rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere, researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Mother busy texting on Facebook while baby drowned
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) A woman in Texas has been booked and charged with injury to a child after police found that she was messaging on Facebook while her eight-month-old daughter drowned in a bathtub.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police committed torture at Genoa G8 summit
Strasbourg, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian Police tortured activists and journalists during a night-time raid on a school in Genoa where they were staying during the 2001 G8 summit, the European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously on Thursday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held for conspiracy to hack Microsoft network
London, June 23 (IANS) Detectives in Britain have arrested two men in connection with an international "conspiracy" to hack the Microsoft network, a media report said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Saif's 'Kaalakaandi' to release on September 8
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan's new film "Kaalakaandi" had been locked for release on September 8. He says the movie is fun, yet moving.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australia to deploy reconnaissance aircraft in Philippines
Canberra, June 23 (IANS) Australia will deploy military reconnaissance aircraft in the Philippines to assist it in its fight against militant groups, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US bans fresh beef imports from Brazil
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US has banned fresh beef imports from Brazil, one of the world's largest red meat exporters, due to concerns about the safety of the products.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mission
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Facebook's new mission is to give the people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Newborn hurled to death was 'love child'
Turin, June 23 (IANS/AKI) DNA tests showed that a newborn thrown to his death from a second floor apartment in northwest Italy last month was conceived when his mother had extramarital sex, Turin daily La Stampa reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ramazan shopping keeps Hyderabad bright and alive at night
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Traffic jams are a common sight in parts of Hyderabad, especially in the Old City, during peak hours every single day. But during the holy month Ramazan, the city witnesses traffic snarls throughout the night.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Kovind to file nomination in Modi's presence
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will accompany NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind when he files his nomination for the July 17 election on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Exploring Kumaon through its art, craftsmanship and woodwork (Book Review)
Book: In the Shadow of the Devi: Kumaon; Author: Manju Kak; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 255; Price: Rs 1995
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Five-year-old killed by falling vase
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) A five-year-old boy died from a head injury after a large stone vase fell on top of him as he played in his family's garden in Guidonia, northeast of Rome.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We prudes feel assailed, but we'll win in the end (The Funny Side)
These days people are willing to stand up for every subset of sexual identities -- except for one group.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,Features
Ex-South Korean President's confidant jailed
Seoul, June 23 (IANS) A South Korean court on Friday sentenced Choi Soon-sil, a confidant of ousted President Park Geun-hye, to three years in prison for demanding academic favours for her daughter, the first ruling related to a massive corruption scandal.
2017-06-23
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 1,000 children killed in Iraq since 2014: UN
Geneva, June 23 (IANS/AKI) More than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq since 2014 when militants from the Islamic State seized the northern city of Mosul and entire swathe of the country, according to the Unicef.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Curbs to foil protests in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in some areas in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after separatists announced post prayer protests in the Valley.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Five killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least five people were killed 12 others injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Modi hails Syama Prasad Mookerjee
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his death anniversary.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hollywood to honour Australian wildlife conservationist
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Australia's most famous wildlife conservationist "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin will be honoured with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Austrian official calls for closure of Islamic kindergartens
Vienna, June 23 (IANS) A top Austrian official has called for closure of Islamic kindergartens here, saying they are "not needed".
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
US judge halts deportation of over 100 Iraqi Christians
Washington, June 23 (IANS) A federal US judge has temporarily blocked the deportation of over 100 Iraqi Christians who might face death or persecution if returned to their birth country, media reports said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 10 others injured in an explosion near the office of Balochistan Police Chief in Quetta city on Friday, the media reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another successful multiple satellite launch mission, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Sunny Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India backs UN to refer Mauritius-Britain dispute to ICJ
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) Defying London and Washington, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has voted to refer to the world court the dispute between Britain and Mauritius over the Chagos Archipelago where the strategic US Indian Ocean military base is located on the Diego Garcia island.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China ready to coordinate with US on Korean Peninsula
Washington, June 23 (IANS) China is willing to coordinate with the US on the Korean Peninsular nuclear issue in order to diffuse tension and push for resolution of the matter, Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi has said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
ISRO rocket lifts off with Cartosat, 30 other satellites
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) An Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign and one Indian).
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Key Indian equity indices trade flat during early session
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Friday following global cues.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Uttarakhand exploring direct bus service to Nepal
Dehradun, June 23 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government is working in the direction of starting a direct bus service from the hill state to Nepal, an official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Srinagar mob lynch senior cop
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) A mob in Srinagar lynched a senior police officer during the night, official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woody Harrelson wants to star in a superhero film
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson has had offers to appear in a superhero film and he is interested in joining that genre.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cuba urges US to continue cooperation on drug trafficking
Havana, June 23 (IANS) Cuba has urged the US authorities to continue bilateral cooperation against drug trafficking.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Confed Cup: Germany hold Chile to 1-1 draw
Kazan (Russia), June 23 (IANS) Germany was sorely tested here by Chile but managed to eke out a 1-1 draw and keep pace with the South American side in Group B of the 2017 Confederations Cup.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Teenager in US killed by deflected bullet fired by police
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Los Angeles County Sheriffs deputies accidentally shot and killed a teenager when their bullets bounced off the ground as they opened fire on an aggressive dog, officials said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) At least 21 people died in a traffic pile-up in Brazil's Espirito Santo state, officials said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tom Cruise affair with Rebecca De Mornay
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Actor Curtis Armstrong has claimed that actor Tom Cruise had an "intense affair" with his co-star Rebecca De Mornay on the sets of the film "Risky Business".
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar wavers narrowly amid economic data
New York, June 23 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors digested a batch of economic reports.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Iraq to rebuild historic mosque destroyed by IS
Baghdad, June 23 (IANS) Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the historic al-Nuri mosque and its leaning minaret in Mosul will be rebuilt after liberating the city from the Islamic State (IS) militants "in a few days".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Tricks to pack jewellery while travelling
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) While travelling is fun but packing jewellery can be cumbersome. Disposable plates, buttons are some of the elements that can be used to save your jewellery and time, suggest experts.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) leaders have decided to extend economic sanctions against Russia, European Council President Donald Tusk said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Michigan airport attacker failed to buy gun: FBI
Chicago, June 23 (IANS) The lone-wolf attacker attacker who stabbed a police officer at a Michigan airport in the US unsuccessfully tried to buy a gun, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Monsoon ethnic wear trends for men
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) During Monsoon season, men should avoid wearing tight or straight fitted clothes and opt for light, colourful fabrics too, say experts.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks close mixed on rising oil prices
New York, June 23 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed as oil prices recovered from previous sessions' sharp declines.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
No recordings of talks with Comey: Trump
Washington, June 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump denied having recorded conversations with James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump fired last month.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Was terrified of Michael Bay, says Josh Duhamel
London, June 23 (IANS) Actor Josh Duhamel has said that he used to be terrified of "Transformers: The Last Knight" director Michael Bay, when he first worked with him on the 2007 film.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
4 IS-linked suspects arrested in Morocco
Rabat, June 23 (IANS) Four persons with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group have been arrested in Morocco, the country's Interior Ministry said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
4 IS-linked suspects arrested in Morocco
Rabat, June 23 (IANS) Four persons with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group have been arrested in Morocco, the country's Interior Ministry said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jasmine Tookes loves working out in 'long tights'
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Victoria's Secret angel Jasmine Tookes loves working out in "long tights", because she likes the way they look on her slender limbs when she is training.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
EU leaders agree on measures to counter terrorism
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) leaders on Thursday agreed on measures to counter terrorism, European Council President Donald Tusk said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Patient with severe burns treated using stem cell therapy
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Raising hopes of new and less painful treatment for burn injuries, a 26-year-old patient with Grade 2 burn injuries was successfully treated using stem cell therapy at a city-based hospital, doctors said on Thursday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
'GST enforcement to be lenient initially for genuine mistakes'
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The government announced on Thursday it will be lenient in enforcing penal laws for violations during the initial period of implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that comes into effect from July 1.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
200gm cyst removed from woman's brain
Faridabad, June 23 (IANS) Life of a 41-year-old woman has been saved after successful removal of a cyst weighing 200gm from her brain at a city hospital here, doctors said on Thursday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Emergency response service to be extended to all districts in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Thursday decided to extend Namma 100, a re-christened and upgraded emergency response service Dial 100 of Bengaluru police, to all 30 districts in the state.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Google Maps not fit for high-end applications: Surveyor General
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's mapping and survey organisation Survey of India (SoI) on Thursday said that Google Maps is "not authenticated" and "un-approved" by the government, and hence not fit for high-end applications.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Two cons inspired by Bollywood movie held for cheating
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Two criminals were arrested for cheating people on the pretext of checking at public places, police said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Left leader calls for tripartite meeting to end Darjeeling impasse
Darjeeling, June 22 (IANS) Left Front Convener in Darjeeling district Jibesh Sarkar on Thursday urged for a meeting between central and West Bengal governments and the Gorkha Janmukhi Morcha (GJM) to restore peace in the state's hills.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Uttarakhand, Haryana become Open Defecation Free states
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand and Haryana have become the fourth and fifth Open Defecation Free (ODF) states of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission, said an official statement on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Cabinet approves changes in bilateral agreement with Netherlands
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved amendment to a bilateral Social Security Agreement (SSA) with Netherlands by incorporating the "country of residence" principle in the said agreement.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dream realised by working with Rahman: Sridevi
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sridevi on Thursday said her dream to work with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman was finally realised with her coming Hindi suspense drama "Mom".
2017-06-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
Three held for March killing of Indian in South Carolina
New York, June 22 (IANS) Three men who allegedly wanted to "smash an Indian" have been arrested and charged in connection with the killing of an Indian man in South Carolina in March, which sent shockwaves across the Indian community in the US.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Naidu dubs loan waiver 'fashion'; clarifies after opposition hits out
Mumbai/New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said loan waiver these days had become a "fashion", but later clarified his remarks were "misinterpreted" after attack from opposition parties.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod for change in naval cadre structure
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave nod to the constitution of an engineering service -- Indian Naval Material Management Service (INMMS) -- in the Indian Navy.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India, Portugal ink MoU on governance reforms
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Portugal on co-operation in the field of public administration and governance reforms.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Opposition unhappy over JD-U's Kovind-support decision
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Bihar's ruling JD-U's parting of ways with the opposition parties on Presidential candidate was not discussed at their Thursday meeting but those present expressed dismay over its decision to support NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, calling it "unfortunate".
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jet to expand codesharing with three international airlines
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Jet Airways on Thursday said that it will expand its codeshare agreements with Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global body nod to India's LMLC configuration
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Indian proposal for inclusion of mandatory evaluation of Low Mobility Large Cell (LMLC) configuration for 5G technology has been approved by a global telecom organisation, COAI said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Crystal to market crop protection pesticides in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Leading agrochemical firm Crystal Crop Protection Ltd is foraying into Karnataka to hardsell five types of pesticides, including insecticides and fungicides, to protect crops and boost productivity, said a company official on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Language won't be a barrier for Jhanvi's debut: Sridevi
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) Actress Sridevi on Thursday said language won't be a barrier for her 19-year-old daughter Jhanvi when it comes to her acting debut.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Cabinet approves MoU with Netherlands on water resources
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved an MoU with Netherlands for cooperation in water resources management.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
I still feel like a newcomer: Sridevi
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) It's been 50 years since actress Sridevi started acting and she says she stills feels like a newcomer before the release of her film.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Bring software industries to Bengal: Mamata to Bengali diaspora
The Hague (Netherlands), June 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the Bengali community here to bring software industries.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Business/Economy,Diaspora
GoAir flight suffers bird hit, matter under investigation
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier GoAir on Thursday reported that its Delhi-Mumbai flight on June 21 suffered a bird hit and that the matter was under investigation.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man held for severing minor daugher's ears
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A man has been arrested on charge of cutting off both ears of his three-year-old daughter on Thursday, police said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
British dramas to enhance India's English content on TV
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Looking at the growing demand of English shows in India, entertainment channel Zee Cafe on Thursday announced its partnership with BBC Worldwide to showcase 11 premium British dramas.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab assembly ruckus leaves staff with broken arm
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Even as opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday accused assembly marshals of attacking its legislators, including women, the watch and ward staff filed a complaint with house authorities that they were attacked by the lawmakers.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI tells banks to provide adequate transaction details in passbooks
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday advised commercial banks to provide adequate transaction details in the passbooks of account holders.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Four Indian prisoners return from Pakistan
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Four Indian prisoners released by Pakistan crossed over to India on Thursday afternoon, the External Affairs Ministry said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Irked over wife's death, academician wants doctors' licence revoked
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) A senior Assam-based academician, whose wife died due to medical negligence at a Delhi-based hospital in 2015, on Thursday urged the Assam Medical Council to cancel the medical licence of the two doctors involved in the treatment of the victim.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Meira Kumar -- soft-spoken leader dedicated to social justice (Profile)
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Named on Thursday as the nominee of the major opposition parties for the July 17 presidential election, Meira Kumar is a senior Congress and Dalit leader with long and varied political experience and a strong proponent of social justice and social equity.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two Maharashtra soldiers killed by Pakistan's BAT; two militants killed on LoC
Jammu/Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Two Indian Army soldiers hailing from Maharashtra were killed by a Pakistani BAT team on Thursday on the LoC in Chakan da Bagh sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, while two militants were killed in the sector during a foiled infiltration bid.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Self-styled scribe on the run after assaulting woman
Ghaziabad, June 22 (IANS) A self-styled journalist who blackmailed petty vendors after threatening to expose their alleged wrongdoing is on the run here on charges of assaulting a woman.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenyan national held with drugs in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, June 22 (IANS) In a second major haul in a month, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a Kenyan national from Ahmedabad railway station with cocaine and amphetamine valued at around Rs 6 crore, an official said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI reconstitutes Overseeing Committee on stressed assets
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it has reconstituted the "Overseeing Committee (OC)" formed to look at the stressed assets of the banking sector.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained: Kohli
Port of Spain, June 22 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday took a dig at former national team coach Anil Kumble's comments in his resignation letter, asserting that sanctity of the dressing room has to be maintained.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Approach road to IGI airport's terminal 1D diverted: DIAL
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The approach road leading up to terminal 1D of the IGI airport here has been temporarily diverted due to ongoing construction work, an airport official said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gujarat realty market may see 80% slump owing to GST, RERA
Ahmedabad, June 22 (IANS) The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will together have a sledgehammer impact on the realty sector in Gujarat, forcing up to 80 per cent slump, say market experts.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy
Meira Kumar to file nomination on June 27
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who is the candidate of major opposition parties in the July 17 presidential election, will file her nomination on June 27, Congress sources said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Malaysia knock India out of HWL Semi-Finals
London, June 22 (IANS) Rahim Razie struck a brace as Malaysia defeated India 3-2 in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Finals here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Hockey
Senior scribes discuss freedom of press in India
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Prominent journalists gathered here on Thursday to discuss freedom of the press in India in the wake of CBI raids on NDTV's Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika in a bank fraud case and said many loan defaulters are roaming free.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Five Nigerians held in Bengaluru for peddling drugs
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Five Nigerians were arrested for peddling cocaine and crystal meth in the city, police said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't make historic blunder, Lalu tells Nitish; JD-U unmoved
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Terming the opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar as "Dalit ki Beti", RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said the JD-U's decision to support NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind was a "historic blunder" and called for a review. But JD-U ruled out any change in its stance.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi, Shah to be present when Kovind files nomination on Friday
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination papers for the July 17 presidential election on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GoAir to launch third Bengaluru-New Delhi daily flight
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier GoAir on Thursday said it will launch its third daily direct flight between Bengaluru and New Delhi, with effect from June 24.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Newcastle goalkeeper Sels joins Anderlecht on season-long loan
London, June 22 (IANS) Goalkeeper Matz Sels has joined Anderlecht on a season-long loan, Newcastle United football club announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Afghanistan, Ireland latest additions to ICC's Test-playing nations
London, June 22 (IANS) The number of Test-playing nations rose to a round dozen after the International Cricket Council (ICC) here on Thursday inducted Afghanistan and Ireland as Full Members following a unanimous vote.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Nikam to testify as defence witness in Kopardi gangrape-murder case
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) In a major development in the ongoing Kopardi gangrape-cum-murder trial, celebrity Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam will be summoned as a defence witness shortly, a lawyer for the accused said here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit presidential battle (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With 17 opposition parties on Thursday picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Self-styled journalist on the run after assaulting woman
Ghaziabad, June 22 (IANS) A self-styled journalist who blackmailed petty vendors after threatening to expose their alleged wrongdoing is on the run here on charges of assaulting a woman.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Free power connections for UP's urban poor
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Below Poverty Line (BPL) card holders living in urban areas of Uttar Pradesh will be given free electricity connections, a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath decided on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Government launches VAJRA scheme to attract Indian scientists abroad
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a bid to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on Thursday launched a scheme named "Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty (VAJRA)".
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
JD-U no to reconsidering support to Kovind
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) As RJD chief Lalu Prasad appealed to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to reconsider his decision to support NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, the JD-U on Thursday ruled out any change in its stance.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-judge Karnan complains of chest pain, admitted to hospital
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan was admitted to city-based SSKM Medical College and Hospital on Thursday after he complained of chest pain, a hospital official said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Shuttler Srikanth jumps to 11th spot in BWF Rankings
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won the Indonesia Open title last week, jumped 11 places to be at the 11th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Man electrocuted in flood waters, Assam CM orders ex gratia
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) One person was electrocuted in flood waters in Guwahati on Thursday, following which Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered the release of Rs 6.5 lakh for the bereaved family.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Violence as farmers oppose land takeover for airport in Thane (Roundup)
Thane (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) At least 12 policemen and 12 protesters were injured and three police vehicles set ablaze as farmers' opposition to the takeover of land for a new domestic airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, police said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Ireland, Afghanistan become Test-playing nations
London, June 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday inducted Afghanistan and Ireland as full members after a unanimous vote at the ICC Full Council meeting at The Oval here.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan eves should take inspiration from men's team: Afridi
Dubai, June 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England, to emulate their male counterparts -- the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit Presidential battle (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With 17 opposition parties picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Banned drugs in food supplement major challenge: FSSAI
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The FSSAI on Thursday said presence of doping substances in food supplements posed a major challenge and efforts were needed to save the reputation of the supplements industry.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Alpha Cueists win, Black Panthers stay afloat in snooker meet
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) After their convincing 6-1 win against Snookin Shooters, Alpha Cueists continued their winning streak to record a second straight victory, edging past Black Panthers 4-3 on the third day of the Bengal Snooker League at the Saturday Club here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
UAE to build protection wall for Yemen airport
Abu Dhabi, June 22 (IANS/WAM) The UAE on Thursday signed an agreement to build a protection wall and external gates for an international airport in Yemen as part of the second phase of the rebuilding the airport and enhancing its services.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Think3D to set up facility at Andhra Medtech Zone
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Think3D, a Hyderabad-based 3D printing solutions company, has bagged the contract to set up and operate a world-class 3D printing facility at the Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone Limited (AMTZ).
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
World Bank, AIIB co-financing for Andhra power project
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Indian government on Thursday signed an agreement with the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for co-financing loans worth $570 million for the 'Power for All' project in Andhra Pradesh.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UNHCR welcomes Morocco admitting Syrian refugees
Geneva, June 22 (IANS/MAP) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed the decision by Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded at the countrys border with Algeria.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Diplomacy
Cabinet approves MoU between India, Lanka on traditional medicines
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave approval to the signing of an MoU for cooperation between India and Sri Lanka in traditional systems of medicine.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Modi, Trump to discuss terrorism, economic cooperation
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) During his visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss issues ranging from terrorism and regional security to economic cooperation with US President Donald Trump, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Celeb prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam to testify as defence witness
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) In a major development in the ongoing Kopardi gangrape-cum-murder trial, celebrity Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam will be summoned as a defence witness shortly, a lawyer for the accused said here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian who escaped from Bali prison arrested in East Timor
Jakarta, June 22 (IANS) An Indian and another prisoner who were among the four foreigners who escaped through a tunnel from a prison in Indonesia's Bali island earlier this week were arrested in East Timor on Thursday, Indonesian authorities said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi speaks to Swedish Prime Minister
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven and appreciated his country's support for the "Make in India" programme.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Wildlife traffickers won't be spared: Minister
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau seized a large quantity of wildlife articles in Noida, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that wildlife traffickers won't be spared.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kumble's decision to resign at last moment a personal choice: Ganguly
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is part of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) responsible for selecting the India cricket team coach, on Thursday said Anil Kumble's decision to resign from his position as the head coach at the last moment before the West Indies tour was a personal choice.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
State will decide on forces' pullout from hills: Bengal government
Siliguri, June 22 (IANS) Asserting that the West Bengal government is taking all steps to maintain peace and order in the north Bengal hills, the state administration on Thursday appealed to agitators to abstain from shutdown and violence. The withdrawal of security forces from the region will depend on the state's assessment of the situation, a senior official said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Over 1,500 athletes to take part in Himachal Olympic Games
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), June 22 (IANS) More than 1,500 athletes will take part in the four-day Himachal Pradesh State Olympic Games that began here on Thursday amidst fanfare, the event organisers said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Athletics
Croatia's Cilic in Queen's club tennis quarters
London, June 22 (IANS) Croatian Marin Cilic on Thursday defeated American Stefan Kozlov to advance to the quarter-finals of the Queen's club tennis tournament.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wonderful opportunity to be part of 'Namami devi Narmade': Lalit Pandit
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Music composer Lalit Pandit says working on the track "Namami devi Narmade", the official song for the Madhya Pradesh Government as a part of the Narmada Seva Mission, was a wonderful opportunity.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
600 UK high rises may have Grenfell-type cladding
London, June 22 (IANS) Six hundred tower blocks in Britain could be covered in similar combustible cladding which was blamed for aiding the rapid spread of the Grenfell Tower blaze, Downing Street said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Hindi Medium' to release in parts of South America, Africa
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Irrfan Khan-starrer "Hindi Medium" is set to release in parts of Asian markets, rest of Europe, parts of South America and some parts of Africa.
2017-06-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Three more farmers commit suicide in MP, toll 18
Bhopal, June 22 (IANS) Three more farmers have committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh, taking the number of deaths of distressed farmers in the state in the last 11 days to 18.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tatas better candidate if Air India is privatised: Sunil Mittal
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Founder Chairman of Bharti Entreprises Sunil Mittal on Thursday said the Tata Group will be a better choice to take over the debt-ridden national passenger carrier Air India if the airline is privatised.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two soldiers killed by Pakistan's BAT, two militants killed on LoC
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Two Indian Army soldiers were killed by a Pakistani BAT team on Thursday on the LoC in Chakan da Bagh sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, while two militants were killed by the army in the sector during a foiled infiltration bid.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Trial run on eventually driverless Pink Line
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Delhi Metro on Thursday began trial runs on the upcoming Pink Line (Shiv Vihar-Majlis Park) which will eventually run without drivers.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jadhav submitted mercy petition to Pakistan Army chief: Military
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Kulbhushan Jadhav, who Islamabad insists is an Indian spy, has submitted a mercy petition to the Pakistan Army chief, the military announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Don't make a historical blunder, Lalu to Nitish
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Terming the opposition's Presidential candidate Meira Kumar as "Dalit Ki Beti", RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said the JD-U's decision to support NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind was a "historical blunder" and called for a review.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana fourth state with open defecation-free rural areas
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Haryana has become the fourth state in the country where the rural areas have been declared Open Defecation-Free (ODF), a minister said here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Stranded tourists rescued from Himachal's Saach Pass
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Nearly two dozen tourists stranded in high-altitude areas of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh were rescued on Thursday, an official said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia's Khachanov advances to Halle Open quarters
Halle (Germany), June 22 (IANS) Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov on Thursday reached the Halle Open quarter-finals after the withdrawal of Japan's Kei Nishikori due to injury.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Cabinet passes resolution, thanks CMs for GST cooperation
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, at a meeting here chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday passed a resolution to express gratitude to Chief Ministers and others for cooperation on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) issue.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BSP supports Meira Kumar in Presidential poll
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party on Thursday extended support to opposition candidate Meira Kumar in the July 17 Presidential election, saying a "better and competent" nominee compared with that of the ruling NDA's had been selected.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I am very choosy: Upen Patel
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Actor Upen Patel doesn't agree with the bazaar buzz that Suneel Darshan's romantic musical mystery "Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha" is his come-back film to Bollywood. Maintaining that he has always been part of the Hindi celluloid world, he says that he is choosy in picking his projects because he feels a responsibility towards his audience.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Taliban's safe havens inside, not outside Afghanistan: Pakistan
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) Taliban "safe havens" are inside Afghanistan not outside, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Won't let assembly function till Speaker is removed: SAD
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Dubbing assembly Speaker Rana K.P. Singh as "goonda Rana KP", Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said his party will not allow the house to function till he is removed or he apologises for the ruckus in the house during the day.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
JNUSU office-bearers barred from varsity meetings
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) All four JNUSU office-bearers have been barred from meetings of all committees and statutory bodies of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) after a proctorial inquiry was opened against them on charges of "misconduct and indiscipline".
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Stadiums, school playgrounds should be fully utilised: Goel
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Stressing on the maximum utilisation of the various stadiums and school playgrounds across the country, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday said such measures will help in unearthing young talent and developing a sporting culture in the country.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Army foils infiltration bid on LoC, kills intruder
Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) The Indian Army on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and killed a militant in the process.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
34 killed in suicide bombing outside Afghan bank (Third Lead)
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 34 persons, mostly civilians, were killed and 58 others injured on Thursday in a suicide car bomb attack at the gates of a bank in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province capital city.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Alpha Cueists continue winning streak in snooker meet
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) After their convincing 6-1 win against Snookin Shooters, Alpha Cueists continued their winning streak to record a second straight victory, edging past Black Panthers 4-3 on the third day of the Bengal Snooker League at the Saturday Club here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
IT export growth to be lower in 2017-18 at 7-8%: Nasscom (Fourth Lead)
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Hit by global political and economic uncertainties, the Indian IT industry's software exports are projected to grow at 7-8 per cent only during this fiscal (2017-18) -- lower than the 8-10 per cent during the 2016-17 fiscal, Nasscom said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Anyone could have essayed Laxman in 'Tubelight': Salman
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says anybody could have essayed the character of Laxman in "Tubelight", be it Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar or Hrithik Roshan.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bihar board Class 10 exams results out; 50% students flunk
Patna, June 22 (IANS) The Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) here on Thursday declared the results of the Class 10 examinations held in March, with 49.88 per cent students flunking the exams.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Ex-judge Karnan complains of chest pain, taken to hospital
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan, who was sent to Presidency Jail in Kolkata on Wednesday, was taken to the SSKM Hospital here after he complained of chest pain.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi, Trump to discuss terrorism, economic cooperation
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) During his visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss issues ranging from terrorism and regional security to economic cooperation with US President Donald Trump, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
S. Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote
Johannesburg, June 22 (IANS) South Africa's highest court on Thursday ruled that parliamentarians can cast secret ballots in a censure vote against President Jacob Zuma, who is facing mounting criticism within the ruling ANC.
2017-06-22
Category: International, South Africa,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Five Nigerians held for drug peddling in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Five Nigerians have been arrested for peddling cocaine and crystal meth in the city, police said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will urge Nitish to reconsider support to Kovind: Lalu
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said he will urge Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to reconsider his decision to back NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government will take 'corrective steps' on telecom stress: Sinha
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said "corrective steps" would be taken by the government to ensure orderly growth of the telecom sector, after he met representatives of telcom companies here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Manish Wadhwa does not fear getting slotted
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Television actor Manish Wadhwa, who is essaying the role of Kans in the show "Paramavatar Shree Krishna", says he doesn't fear getting slotted in a particular genre.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kochi Metro launches probe into Chandy's chaotic trip
Kochi, June 22 (IANS) Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) on Thursday began a probe into the chaos that accompanied former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's travel on the network along with hundreds of Congress activists.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Wrong of TV channels to show 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' clip: Nihalani
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani is upset with media, especially television producers, for showing a clip of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Jab Harry Met Sejal" without proper certification and permission.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Assocham urges DoT not to make telecom devices testing a must
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Industry lobby Assocham on Thursday said it has urged the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to drop the proposal for mandatory testing of telecom equipment which are used in India after certification from well-known third party global bodies.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sunburn gala to debut in Australia in August
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Indian electronic dance music festival Sunburn will be making its debut in Melbourne, Australia with its club brand Sunburn Reload in association with LIL B Entertainments.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
No immigration checks on London blaze survivors: May
London, June 22 (IANS) British authorities will not conduct immigration status checks on those affected by a blaze that engulfed a tower block in west London, leaving at least 79 people dead, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assembly happenings shocking, says Badal; visits AAP MLAs in hospital
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Parkash Sigh Badal on Thursday dubbed as "shocking" the unsavoury happenings in the Punjab assembly on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Opposition picks Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The opposition parties on Thursday picked former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu against privatisation of Tiruchi gun factory
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday expressed its opposition to the central government's plans to induct a private investor for Tiruchirappalli gun factory which comes under the Ordnance Factory Board.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
CBI quizzes police officer in Narada sting case
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Indian Police Service PS officer S.M.H. Mirza, whom then CBI named in the FIR with a dozen senior leaders of Trinamool Congress in the Narada sting footage case, appeared before the agency officials at Nizam Palace here on Thursday afternoon, an official said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equity markets trim gains as investors book profits (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) After trading at a fresh high for most of the day, the Indian equity markets on Thursday closed on a flat note as investors booked profits.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Turbans tossed, lawmakers injured in Punjab assembly melee
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Unprecedented scenes were witnessed in the Punjab assembly on Thursday with the turban of an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator allegedly tossed and two other legislators taken to hospital with injuries.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
State to decide forces' pull-out from Darjeeling hills: official
Siliguri, June 22 (IANS) Stating that the West Bengal government is doing everything to maintain peace and order in the north Bengal hills, a senior officer on Thursday said the withdrawal of security forces from the region will depend on the state's assessment of the situation.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Lack of job skills in new employees widespread: IBM study
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) India's higher education system is not responding well to society's changing needs, making it difficult for the industry to find new employees with the right skills, says a study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV).
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Education
Opposition picks Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The opposition on Thursday announced it will field former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar against the NDA's Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UCWeb platform's cricket content exceeded 750 million hits during CT, IPL
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Consumption of cricket-related content exceeded 750 million users on UC News and UC Browser - the UCWeb Platforms - for the recently-concluded ICC Champions Trophy and Indian Premier League (IPL).
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL,ICC Champions Trophy 2107
Good day for Indian shuttlers at Australia Open
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) It was a good day for Indian shuttlers as defending champion Saina Nehwal, Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth advanced at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries here on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Harry Styles's stepfather dead
London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles lost his stepfather Robin Twist to cancer earlier this week. He was 57.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India clear favourites against inconsistent West Indies (Preview)
Port of Spain, June 22 (IANS) Amid the off-field controversies over the exit of head coach Anil Kumble, ICC Champions Trophy runners-up India start as favourites in the first of the five-match ODI series against a lacklusture West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket,India in Caribbean
BenQ's flagship photographer monitor now in India
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics giant BenQ on Thursday launched a new 31.5-inch photographer monitor with 4K display, good colour performance and HDR capability for Rs 125,000 in India.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Reliance Defence to partner with Daher for aerospace components
Paris/Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Reliance Defence Limited on Thursday said it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Daher Aerospace, France for manufacture of aerospace components.
2017-06-22
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Goods train derails near Agra, rail traffic hit
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Traffic on the Agra-Etawah rail route in Uttar Pradesh was disrupted on Thursday after a goods train derailed near the Taj Mahal town Agra, injuring its guard.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khango Konyak elected as NSCN-K chief
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) Khango Konyak, self-styled Lieutenant General (retired) of the NSCN-K, has been unanimously elected chief of the outlawed group, the militant outfit announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BSF, Rangers bonhomie at display at Baba Chamliyal fair
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Against the backdrop of exchange of heavy firing by Indian and Pakistan armies on the Line of Control on Thursday, bonhomie between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers was on display at the shrine of Baba Chamliyal on the international border.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
Gymnast Dipa focused on 2020 Olympics
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Having recovered from a knee injury, star gymnast Dipa Karmakar is looking forward to doing well at next year's Asian Games even as she remains focused on her long-term goal of winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Sikkim CM backs Gorkhaland demand
Gangtok, June 22 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland, to be carved out of hill areas in West Bengal.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics,Business/Economy
29 killed as suicide bomber hits Afghan bank
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 29 persons were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Starting at Rs 32,999, much-awaited OnePlus 5 now in India
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday unveiled its most powerful device 'OnePlus 5' here that comes in a 8GB variant featuring duel-lens camera system.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Raagdesh' trailer to be launched in Parliament
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The trailer launch of the upcoming film "Raagdesh" will be taking place at Parliament here.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Five patients die at MP hospital; official says no negligence
Indore, June 22 (IANS) Five patients died on Thursday at the Maharaja Yashwant Rao Hospital here in Madhya Pradesh, which informed sources attributed to obstruction in oxygen supply there. However, authorities denied it.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Story of Kailash Satyarthi deserves a biopic: Boman Irani
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani feels people should be aware of the contribution that Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi is making to the society, and says that it would be a good idea to make a biopic on him.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RBI reconstitutes Overseeing Committee on stressed assets
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it has reconstituted the "Overseeing Committee (OC)" formed to look at the stressed assets of the banking sector.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karbonn brings AI-based solution in 'Aura Note 2'
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Domestic smartphone-maker Karbonn on Thursday unveiled the "Aura Note 2" smartphone with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution at Rs 6,490.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Delhi slums will be free of open defecation by March 31: Kejriwal
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said all Delhi slums and colonies will be made free of open defecation by March 31 next year.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Telecom companies meet minister on stressed health of industry
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The much-awaited meeting between the government and the telecom companies to evolve a resolution to the stressed health of the sector was held here on Thursday afternoon
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nasscom lowers IT export growth to 7-8% in 2017-18 (Third Lead)
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Hit by global political and economic uncertainties, the Indian IT industry's software exports are projected to grow at 7-8 per cent this fiscal (2017-18), which is lower than 8-10 per cent in the 2016-17 fiscal, the apex Nasscom said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Odisha seeks new express trains from Nayagarh town
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday urged Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to introduce new express trains from Nayagarh town.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
HC unhappy with Kerala government over police officer
Kochi, June 22 (IANS) For a second time in a month, the Kerala High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the government for allegedly shielding a top cop in the state.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gramin Volleyball League in Bihar begins on Friday
Siwan (Bihar), June 22 (IANS) Gramin Volleyball League, a meet conducted by CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd in association with Volleyball Association of Bihar and sports management company Republic of Sports, is set to get underway here on Friday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Other Sports
Darjeeling shutdown hits tea industry's production, revenue
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The Darjeeling tea industry is expected to lose 20 per cent of its premium quality annual production and 40 per cent of its revenue due to the ongoing indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, say tea planters.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Playing in Glastonbury festival is daunting: Ed Sheeran
London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran, who is one of the headliners at Britain's Glastonbury festival this weekend, feels he will be the odd one out when he takes to the stage.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gambhir blessed with baby girl
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Seasoned cricketer Gautam Gambhir was blessed with a baby girl for the second time and he shared the news on micro-blogging site Twitter.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
AAP takes BJP to task over HC criticism of civic bodies
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday took the BJP to task over the Delhi High Court's criticism of the three municipal corporations a day earlier over improper garbage disposal in the national capital.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
IS destroys Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'
Mosul, June 22 (IANS) The Islamic State has destroyed an iconic 12th-century mosque in the city of Mosul that was the ideological heart of the terror group and the birthplace of its self-declared caliphate.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Sex can boost brain power in older adults
London, June 22 (IANS) Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bolt to run 100m in Monaco for worlds preparation
Paris, June 22 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will feature in the 100 metre event at the IAAF Diamond League Monaco meeting, the organisers have confirmed.
2017-06-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Starting at Rs 32,999, much-awaited OnePlus 5 now in India
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday unveiled its most powerful device 'OnePlus 5' here that comes in 8GB variant featuring duel-lens camera system.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
UP gives 147 students Rs 1 lakh, tablet for board results
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday felicitated 147 students with Rs 1 lakh and a tablet computer each for their excellent performance in the board exams this year.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
China tight-lipped on funding Pakistan's dam in disputed Kashmir
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China on Thursday evaded responding to reports of Beijing's offer to help Islamabad build a mega dam project in Gilgit-Baltistan, part of disputed Kashmir, and bring it under the umbrella of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
2017-06-22
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
12 Thane police men injured as farmers' protest turns violent (Lead, With Image)
Thane (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) At least 12 policemen and four protesters were injured and a police van set blaze when farmers' opposition to the take-over of land for a new airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, the police said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday traded heavy gunfire after the Pakistan Army resorted to heavy shelling and firing on Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Casey Affleck regrets forgetting to thank his sons during Oscar speech
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Actor Casey Affleck says he feels guilty about not mentioning his children in his Oscars speech.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Power tariffs will not rise with GST, says Goyal
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Power tariffs will not rise after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime gets implemented from July 1, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Hungarian Olympian Katinka Hosszu calls on swimmers to unite against FINA
Budapest, June 22 (IANS) Three-time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu published a long statement on her Facebook page, calling on swimmers all around the world to take a stand against the International Swimming Federation (FINA), which introduced new regulations without consulting the competitors.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Equity markets close on a flat note
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) After two days of corrections, the Indian equity markets closed on a flat note during Thursday's trade session.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
One killed in Tripura bus-car collision in Bangladesh
Agartala, June 22 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured when a Kolkata-bound Tripura passenger bus going via Dhaka collided with a car in Bangladesh, a transport official said here.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kovind gets new address in Delhi
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will now be staying at 10, Akbar Road, currently allotted to Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wrestler Kavita becomes first Indian woman to appear in WWE
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The former competitive powerlifter and South Asian Games gold medal winner Kavita Devi has been selected to compete in the Mae Young Classic, which is the first ever WWE tournament for women, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Lille sign Pepe, Koffi on five-year deals
Paris, June 22 (IANS) France's Ligue 1 football outfit Lille has announced the signing of promising stars Nicolas Pepe and Herve Koffi on a five-year deal.
2017-06-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Monaco announce fifth off season signing with Mboula
Paris, June 22 (IANS) Promising Jordi Mboula became the fifth close season signing of Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco, the French football club announced.
2017-06-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Consumers hate buffering, low-quality video streaming
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The quality of video resolution and playback affects viewers engagement with and loyalty to video streaming services, a new study said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Sikkim CM backs Gorkhaland demand
Gangtok, June 22 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland to be carved out of North Bengal hills.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chef Kunal Kapur launches web series with Tourism Australia
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Chef Kunal Kapur has launched "#TravelWithKunal", a seven-episode web series, capturing his food and wine experiences in Australia.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Will satisfy everyone on cattle slaughter ban: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the government "won't leave a single person unsatisfied" regarding new rules governing the sale of cattle for slaughter.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future
Moscow, June 22 (IANS) Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Christiano Ronaldo remained coy about his future with the Spanish football giants, refusing to take questions beyond the Confederations Cup where his national team won 1-0 against hosts Russia.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Emma Watson risked wardrobe malfunction in low white gown
London, June 22 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson risked a wardrobe malfunction in a low white gown while attending the premier of her new movie "The Circle".
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Harry Styles splits with Tess Ward
London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles and his girlfriend Tess Ward have decided to go their separate ways after seeing each other only for a month.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders
London, June 22 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will address European Union leaders on her plans for the expats' rights after the UK leaves the 27-member bloc, the media reported on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
WBO sanctions Vijender's next bout in first week of August
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has sanctioned the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title bout between Vijender Singh and Chinese boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali in the first week of August in Mumbai, the organisers confirmed on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Egypt celebrates International Yoga Day
Cairo, June 22 (IANS) Hundreds of people turned up in the Egyptian capital to celebrate the third International Yoga Day on Wednesday, an official statement said here.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Egypt,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Men gain weight after marriage
London, June 22 (IANS) Putting paid to the idea that married couples have better physical health because of increased social support, a new study has found that marriage actually makes men fatter, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Shah Rukh Khan meets Gujarat Chief Minister
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali met Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, while promoting his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal".
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 55 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Darjeeling shutdown may impact tea industry's production, revenue
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The Darjeeling tea industry is expected to lose 20 per cent of its premium quality annual production and 40 per cent of its annual revenue due to the ongoing indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, tea planters said.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
Fasting days and feasting nights at Delhi's buzzing Jama Masjid
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The silence was broken by a siren, followed by an azaan -- a prayer call -- from the Jama Masjid. It was time to break the daylong fast.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Cream dispenser explodes, kills French fitness blogger
Paris, June 22 (IANS) A French lifestyle blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser, the media reported on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Copete brace lifts Santos to third place in Brazil's Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS) Colombia international winger Jonathan Copete scored either side of half time to fire Santos to a 2-0 away victory over Vitoria in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' to release on August 25
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" is all set to hit the screens on August 25.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Uruguayan striker Suarez 'grateful' for Nacional tribute
Montevideo (Uruguay), June 22 (IANS) Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke down in tears after a training pitch belonging to his former football club Nacional de Montevideo was renamed in his honour.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Scientists pave way for breakthrough in 'carbon neutral' cars
Canberra, June 22 (IANS) Carbon neutral cars have moved a step closer to reality after Australian scientists developed a new way to successfully use solar energy to turn naturally-occurring carbon dioxide (CO2) into a "clean" synthetic form of natural gas.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Quanjian striker Geuvanio joins Flamengo on loan
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS) Flamengo have signed forward Geuvanio on an 18-month loan from Tianjin Quanjian, the Brazilian club said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Nasscom lowers IT export growth to 7-8% in 2017-18
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Hit by global political and economic uncertainties, the Indian IT industry's software exports are projected to grow at 7-8 per cent this fiscal (2017-18), which is lower than 8-10 per cent in the 2016-17 fiscal, the apex Nasscom said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Karbonn brings AI-based solution in 'Aura Note 2'
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Domestic smartphone-maker Karbonn on Thursday unveiled the "Aura Note 2" smartphone with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution at Rs 6,490.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gigi Hadid to call it quits with Zayn Malik
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Relations between singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid, who have been seeing each other for nearly two years, seem to have hit rock bottom.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two more farmers commit suicide in MP, toll now 17
Bhopal, June 22 (IANS) Two more farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region have committed suicide, taking the farmer deaths in the state to 17 in the past ten days.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sunburn gala to debut in Australia in August
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Indian electronic dance music festival Sunburn will be making its debut in Melbourne, Australia with its club brand Sunburn Reload in association with LIL B Entertainments.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
15 killed as explosion rocks Afghan bank
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 15 Afghans were killed and 50 others injured in an explosion and gunfire at a bank in Helmand province on Thursday, authorities said.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Miss World Stephanie Del Valle excited to be in India
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Miss World Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico landed in Mumbai on Thursday for a five-day visit and she is hoping to have a memorable trip in the country.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jackky Bhagnani committed to his craft: 'Riddles' director
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor Jackky Bhagnani, who is marking his stage debut with actor Prateik Babbar in the play "Riddles", is a serious and committed actor, says the director of the play, Jeff Goldberg.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Still need few weeks for fully functional solution, say GST Suvidha Providers
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Hoping for a smooth ride for companies under the Goods and Services Tax regime, GST Suvidha Providers (GSPs) have said that the two-month extension was expected as software for filing tax returns or application progamme interfaces (APIs) would only be available by the end of June.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
WhatsApp emerges as major news media platform
London, June 22 (IANS) Instant messaging service WhatsApp has emerged as a force to reckon with in news media, apparently at the cost of its owner Facebook, according to a new report.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Technology
TN seeks information on Kamarajar Port divestment
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government is taking steps to get details on the Centre's plans to divest its entire holding in Kamarajar Port Ltd, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
Learn how to protect Facebook profile photo in India
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Soon after Facebook introduced a profile picture guard in India that will give users more control over who can download and share their pictures, several women users on Thursday started protecting their display photos.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
I'd love to marry Joe Swash: Solomon
London, June 22 (IANS) Actress Stacey Solomon says she would love to marry her actor boyfriend Joe Swash.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CPI-M, Congress demands Tripura Governor's removal over tweets
Agartala, June 22 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M and the opposition Congress on Thursday demanded the removal of Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy for his controversial on the Hindu-Muslim issue.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
JD-U's Kovind support won't impact alliance: RJD
Patna, June 22 (IANS) The JD-U's decision to support NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will not have any impact on Bihar's ruling alliance, Deputy Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian IT exports to grow 7-8% in 2017-18: Nasscom story
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) The Indian IT industry's software exports will grow 7-8 per cent and the domestic market 10-11 per cent in the current fiscal 2017-18, said its apex body Nasscom on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
New Zealand wicket-keeper quits international cricket
Wellington, June 22 (IANS) New Zealand wicket-keeper and batsman Luke Ronchi on Thursday announced retirement from all formats of international cricket.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Love to be on stage than in recording booth: Armaan Malik
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik, known for hit songs like "Wajah tum ho", "Naina", and "Chaar Shanivaar", feels there is a "certain magic" in performing live and prefers to be on the stage than in a recording studio.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ashutosh Gowarikar heads to BFI in London for a masterclass
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar will be giving a masterclass at British Film Institute (BFI) in London.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zayn Malik not 'dreading' anymore performing live
London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik, who has been battling against anxiety and lack of confidence in performing live, says his anxiety is at a more "manageable place".
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study
New York, June 22 (IANS) In what could confirm a century-old suspicion, researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity -- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues -- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
IT industry to grow at 7-8 percent: Nasscom
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Nasscom has projected 7-8 percent growth in India's IT industry in 2017-18.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
I would like to work with Vishal-Shekhar: Singer Gurnazar
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Singer Gurnazar Chattha says he wants to work with music composer Amaal Mallik and composer duo Vishal-Shekhar in Bollywood.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Former Wimbledon champion Becker declared bankrupt
London, June 22 (IANS) Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a London bankruptcy court.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Business/Economy
Chinese draft law regulates use of national anthem
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) A draft law on the usage of the national anthem was submitted to the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress for its first reading on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump proposes to build Mexico wall with solar panels
Washington, June 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has proposed to install solar panels on the wall he wants to be built along the border with Mexico, so that the energy produced will help finance it and that Mexico "will have to pay a lot less money".
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Breastfeeding may cut mother's heart attack risk
London, June 22 (IANS) Breastfeeding may reduce a mother's heart attack and stroke risk later in life, according to new research.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Snapchat launches location sharing 'Snap Map' feature
San Francisco, June 22 (IANS) After acquiring social map app Zenly, photo-sharing app Snapchat has introduced location sharing feature Snap Map on its platfrom.
2017-06-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
GoDaddy launches new 'Business Email' service in India
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Internet domain registrar and web-hosting company GoDaddy on Thursday announced the launch of its new Business Email service for small businesses in India.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Wouldn't have done 'Daddy' if look-test had failed: Arjun Rampal
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, who is getting a positive response for "Daddy", says getting the physical resemblance right for his forthcoming film, based on gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, was important for him.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GST impact: Customers benefit as retailers get busy clearing stocks
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With less than 10 days to go for the biggest indirect tax reform to take effect, retailers are rushing to clear their stocks by offering huge discounts ranging from around 30 per cent to 60 per cent.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Reliance Defence delivers newly built Panamax bulk carrier
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Ship building and repair infrastructure major Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) on Thursday said it has built and delivered an "Ice-class Panamax Bulk Carrier" -- 'Golden Opal -- to an international customer.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
AIADMK faction led by Panneerselvam to support Kovind
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) The AIADMK faction led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday announced its support for NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kerala farmer commits suicide
Kozhikode (Kerala) June 22 (IANS) A 57-year-old Kerala farmer has committed suicide in a village near here after revenue officials refused to accept his land tax. The government has ordered a probe into the incident.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Eva Longoria is back as Gabrielle
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria, who is best known for her role as Gabrielle Solis in "Desperate Housewives", is bringing alive her popular character in short video for a cosmetic line.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Father's involvement can help kids stay in shape
New York, June 22 (IANS) Fathers' involvement in caregiving is linked to decreased likelihood that children would develop childhood obesity, says a study.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine