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Brexit, climate change on Johnson's UNGA agenda
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Brexit, climate change and instability in the Middle East will be on the agenda when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets other world leaders on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York next week.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Megan Fox backs son's choice to wear dresses
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox is doing her best to teach her son to be confident "no matter what anyone else says", after the six-year-old was laughed at by his classmates for wearing dresses.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rare anti-govt protests take place in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 21 (IANS) Rare anti-government protests broke out across Egypt against President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, demanding his resignation, media reports said on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Ranveer shares romantic photo with Deepika
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Ranveer Singh has never shied away from expressing his love for his wife, Deepika Padukone. On Friday, the actor shared a romantic black and white photograph of the couple taken at an award event here.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Supply shortage sends onion prices soaring to 4-yr high
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The spiralling onion prices due to supply shortage are proving difficult for the government to control.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Carolina Marin enters China Open final
Changzhou (China), Sep 21 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion shuttler Carolina Marin on Saturday advanced to the final of the China Open after securing a hard-fought win over Japan's Sayaka Takahashi.
2019-09-21
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Storming of Area 51 to 'see aliens' fails to materialise
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Fears that thousands of people could storm Area 51 "to see aliens" were unfounded, with just several dozen arriving at the secretive US military base in the state of Nevada, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google Chrome brings in better customisation, tab grouping
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Google rolled out the Chrome 77 update for Android, Windows, Linux, and iOS platforms earlier this month, and now the company has announced the latest update to the browser, bringing in new features for tab management and theming.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook to soon shut down group stories feature
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Facebook has announced it will soon shut down its group stories feature which allows administrators and members of the social media's groups to post videos and photos that disappear within 24 hours, media reported on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Another accused held in Graham Staines murder case in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Over 20 years after Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons were burnt to death by a mob in Odisha, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested another absconding accused in the case.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bhumi Pednekar to raise awareness about sustainable living
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Bhumi Pednekar is starting a pan-India campaign "Climate Warrior" to raise awareness about global warming, conservation and sustainable living.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rihanna's fans furious after Chris Brown flirts with her
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) American singer-songwriter Chris Brown's comment on his former girlfriend and singer Rihanna's recent photograph has many of her fans fuming.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rohit secretly films Shikhar talking to himself in flight
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India batsman Rohit Sharma had netizens in splits after he shared a video in which his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan can be seen talking to himself in a flight.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Masakadza breaks T20I record in his final int'l game
Chittagong (Bangladesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza broke a T20I record in his final international game against Afghanistan in the ongoing tri-series also involving Bangladesh.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Woman shot dead in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A 52-year-old woman was shot dead here on Saturday bike-borne miscreants.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google attains 'quantum supremacy' with chip of the future
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Google has reportedly built a quantum computer that is way ahead than world's top supercomputers in calculation - solving tasks in nearly three minutes that would otherwise take current supercomputers 10,000 years to achieve.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan crying for freedom from Pakistan
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) While Pakistan will be aiming to get the worlds focus on Jammu and Kashmir at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the atrocities committed by it in parts of the state under its illegal occupation have been time and again highlighted by the locals who want freedom from it.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
NRAI slams Zomato for extending 'Gold' programme to delivery
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) on Saturday slammed Zomato for extending its "Gold" programme on its delivery platform, saying it is a desperate attempt by the online food aggregator to shore up the sinking fortunes of its flagship Gold programme.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pak cleric arrested for molesting minor student
Rawalpindi, Sep 21 (IANS) A Pakistani cleric has been arrested on the charge of sexually molesting a minor madrasa student in Rawalpindi, police said.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Heartfulness meditation cultivates gratitude: Study
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Heartfulness meditation can contribute to cultivating gratitude among practitioners, a study said.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
WC bronze motivation for upcoming challenges: Punia
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Ace Indian grappler Bajrang Punia has insisted that he will not consider the bronze medal he won at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships as "victory", but will use it as a motivation to perform better in the future.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Congress appoints ex-journalist as spokesperson
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday appointed Supriya Shrinate, a former Delhi-based journalist and daughter of late Uttar Pradesh MP Harsh Vardhan, as the party spokesperson.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump doesn't foresee China trade deal before 2020
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he does not foresee a "complete" trade agreement with China before the 2020 presidential election.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Madras HC Chief Justice V.K. Tahilramani's resignation accepted
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The President has accepted the resignation of Madras High Court Chief Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani. According to a notification, her resignation has been accepted with effect from September 6.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cuban UN diplomats return home after US expulsion
Havana, Sep 21 (IANS) Two members of the Cuban delegation to the UN, who were expelled by the US earlier, have returned to Havana along with their families, state-media reported.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Facebook shuts several apps post-Cambridge Analytica probe
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Facebook has suspended thousands of apps associated with nearly 400 developers for a variety of reasons, as it continues to investigate suspicious apps after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Carlos Ghosn case hearing to begin in April 2020
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) The first hearing in the trial of former Nissan and Renault chief Carlos Ghosn will be held in April 2020, a year and a half after his first detention in the Japanese capital, media reported on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Ill wind for West: Houthis hit Aramco, Netanyahu wobbles (Opinion)
Attack on Aramco, decline of Benjamin Netanyahu, departure of John Bolton from the White House are all honeyed music to the leadership in Iran. In April, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, in a talk at New York's Asia Society, was categorical: Dialogue with Washington was not possible because the "B" team wanted war with Iran. The "B" team was Bolton, Bibi Netanyahu, (Mohammad) bin Salman and (Mohammed) bin Zayed. And now the "B" team has disintegrated.
2019-09-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
India's focus on retrieving PoK gets assertion
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) While Pakistan is set to rake up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), India is increasingly turning focus on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) amidst its aspiration to retrieve it "someday".
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
After UNHRC, Pakistan to misuse forum of UN General Assembly
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Just over 10 days ago when Pakistan raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), India termed it as a "misuse" of the platform and cautioned the global body to guard against such attempts.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
At UNGA, Modi to focus on developmental agenda
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Against the backdrop of recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir, all eyes are on the UN General Assembly (UNGA), especially the speeches that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan will make during the session there.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Moeen Ali to take break from Test cricket
London, Sep 21 (IANS) England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who missed out on a central contract in Test matches, has decided to take a short break from red-ball cricket.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mass production of 'Bhabha Kavach' held up due to pending test
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Bulk production of the 'Bhabha Kavach', India's indigenously developed bullet-proof jacket is yet to kick-start because of an additional bullet-speed test that is pending with its maker. The test will ensure that the jacket complies with the specifications of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
PIA operated 46 flights without passengers
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operated as many as 46 flights from the Islamabad Airport in 2016-17 with no passengers onboard the planes, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
1,300 child abuse cases reported in Pak within 6 months
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Over 1,300 child sexual abuse cases have been reported across Pakistan between January and June this year, a report has revealed.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Imran heads to US from Saudi Arabia
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday left for the US to attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) from Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Office said here.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Mexican football moves to tackle homophobic slurs
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS) The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) and Liga MX have announced a series of measures designed to curb homophobic behaviour from fans.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
BCCI: 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' (Column: Close-in)
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) presently has a great resemblance to the popular western movie "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly". It has gun slingers, gun fights and the pot of gold, "the money chest of the BCCI".
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
India set to announce big FDI into America (Guest Column)
Your author is going out on the proverbial limb. Bricks are mine to take, and if things pan out as analysed below, then the bouquets are welcome.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
IMF mission concludes visit to Pak
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) An International Monitory Fund (IMF) mission has concluded a five-day visit to Pakistan, highlighting progress in multiple key areas.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Afghanistan: Limits of Diplomacy (IANS Opinion)
The year long efforts of Zalmay Khalilzad - US representative holding talks with Taliban to hammer out some sort of 'Peace Accord' between the two - primarily to facilitate withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan - have come apart with President Donald Trump rejecting the diplomatic exercise following a fresh terror attack by the Taliban in Kabul.
2019-09-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Diplomacy,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Terrorism
Honeytrap has many leaders and bureaucrats in trouble
Indore, Sep 21 (IANS) The high-profile honeytrap case that could embarrass several bureaucrats, politicians and other officials of the state government is likely to echo in the media for some time to come. The case exposed on Thursday has baffled the authorities for the ease with which some women could breach the security cordons around several VVIPs in the state.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Centre-State showdown over hefty traffic fines, matter reaches the desk of Attorney General
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hefty fines imposed on traffic violations under the new Motor Vehicle (MV) Act has finally snowballed into a major showdown between state governments and the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH). The disagreement over the fines between state government and MORTH has now reached the office of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, Indian government's chief legal advisor.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 4 million people strike for climate action
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Over four million people took to the streets, kicking off a week of actions in which more than 5,800 events will take place in 163 countries in all corners of the globe, organisers estimate on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,International
Prince William, Kate Middleton to visit Pak in Oct
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton will pay an official visit to Pakistan from October 14-18, the Kensington Palace has announced.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
EIB to support 1 trillion euros of climate action investment
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) At the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 and the UN General Assembly, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU Bank, on Saturday announced to unlock and support 1 trillion euros of climate action and environmental sustainable investment in the decade to 2030.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
US to send troops to Saudi Arabia after attacks on oil sites
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The US has announced plans to send military forces to Saudi Arabia in the wake of attacks against the country's oil infrastructure.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
US dollar rises on positive economic outlook
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) The US dollar rose as investors remained optimistic about US economic outlook.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US Fed official defends larger cut after divided vote
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, continued to demand a larger cut in interest rates, after voting against the US Fed's decision to lower rates by 25 basis points earlier this week.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Wall Street slides as tech shares lag
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) US equities gave up early gains to finish lower as major tech shares declined, dragging down the market.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US sanctions Iran's central bank after Saudi attacks
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The US has imposed sanctions on Iran's central bank and its national development fund following attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities a week ago.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas': Heartbreaking for wrong reasons (Review; Rating: ** and 1/2)
Film: Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas; Cast: Karan Deol, Sahher Bambba; Direction: Sunny Deol; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2019-09-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP leader Agnimitra complains of physical abuse, molestation
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Fashion designer-turned-BJP leader Agnimitra Paul has lodged a police complaint saying she was subjected to physical abuse and molestation by an "unruly crowd" claiming to be students at the Jadavpur University.
2019-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
US restoring India's GSP status hope high during Modi visit
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Speculation is high that US could consider reinstating India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key GSP trade programme as part of a potential trade deal between the two countries and both the countries will announce a trade package during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
6 dead after consuming spurious liquor in Dehradun
Dehradun, Sep 21 (IANS) Six people died in Uttarakhand's capital on Friday after consuming spurious liquor.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MHA announces Sardar Patel Award for national integration
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Friday announced the Sardar Patel National Unity Award, a new honour on the pattern of Padma awards for individuals or institutions for notable contributions towards the cause of national unity and integrity.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi leaves on packed, week-long US visit
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for a week-long visit to the US, voicing confidence that his visit would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader, and also help impart new energy to bilateral ties with the US.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
ED attaches over Rs 234 crore assets of Kudos Chemie
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached plant and machinery worth Rs 234.11 crore of Punjab-based Kudos Chemie Ltd under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in an ongoing case against the company and its directors relating to an alleged bank fraud, the agency said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kumar files anticipatory bail plea as CBI hunts for him
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The CBI continued its raids in the city and a neighbouring district looking for elusive senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in a lower court here.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata accuses BJP, CPM of creating panic on NRC
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP's local leaders and those of the CPI-M of creating panic through a "misinformation campaign" on the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal govt to punish those who assaulted JU students
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress secretary general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday said the state government will take punitive action against those who assaulted Jadavpur University students and vandalised the campus on Thursday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Faf du Plessis set to miss flight to India
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) With the Test series set to get underway from October 2, Faf du Plessis has left for India as he will join the South African squad for the longest format. But sadly, he is set to miss the connecting flight to India from Dubai due to a delay from British Airways.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Modi, Mongolian Prez unveil Buddha statue in Ulaanbaatar
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga on Friday jointly unveiled through video conferencing a statue of the Buddha and his two disciples installed at the historic Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, said the Ministry of External Affairs.
2019-09-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Aadhaar may be made mandatory for claiming GST refunds: FM
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday took an in-principle decision to link Aadhaar with registration of taxpayers under the GST and examine the possibility of making Aadhaar mandatory for claiming refunds.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Heavy rains lash Houston ahead of Modi visit
Houston (Texas), Sep 20 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Houston ahead of the 'Howdy Modi' mega diaspora event on Sunday that will see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi address a crowd of over 50,000 people, and also be attended by US President Donald Trump.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Brazil opens consulate in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) South America's largest country Brazil on Friday opened its consulate here to boost trade, economic and cultural ties between the two countries.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy
Italy for migrant redistribution, repatriation mechanism
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) A European Union migrant redistribution mechanism could abet human trafficking in the absence of one to repatriate failed asylum-seekers, Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
GST Council pays homage to Arun Jaitley
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Members attending the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council meeting here on Friday, paid their respects to later former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress' UP leader issued notice for criticising Akhilesh
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) In a sign of fresh bonhomie brewing between the Congress and Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, the Congress has acted against its UP state unit Vice President Motiur Rahman 'Babloo' for criticising SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
NIA to investigate Punjab blast case
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Centre on Friday accepted Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh government's recommendation to hand over the September 5 Tarn Taran blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in view of its national and international ramifications and suspected links of the accused with the Pakistan-backed Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) group.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Congress terms FM package an economic disaster
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress has termed the financial package of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman an economic and political disaster.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPS officer Rajeev Kumar files anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who has been eluding the CBI despite receiving multiple notices for appearing before the agency in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in a lower court here.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
GST relief for FIFA under-17 Women's WC 2020
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The 37th Goods and Services Council on Friday proposed that the upcoming FIFA under-17 Women's World Cup be exempted from service tax, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Politics
Italy set to join European military intervention force
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy announced it plans to join a European military force that will react rapidly to crises near the continent's borders - a sign of the new left-leaning government's warmer ties with the European Union.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Hats off to Sitharaman for tax cut: Mazumdar-Shaw
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on Friday complimented Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the corporate tax rate cut, a day after a Twitter spat with her over the ban on e-cigarettes.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PKL 7: Mohite stars as Puneri Paltan beat Bengaluru Bulls
Pune, Sep 20 (IANS) Pankaj Mohite was in red-hot form as the raider helped Puneri Paltan beat defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 42-38 in the final match of the Pune leg of Pro Kabaddi at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
India met its objectives in Balakot air strikes: Dhanoa
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa said on Friday that the Indian Air Force (IAF) achieved its objective of sending across a stern message to terrorist organisations in Pakistan through the Balakot air strikes in February.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kamal Haasan flays AIADMK over woman's death
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Days after a woman driving a two-wheeler died after being struck by a banner belonging to the ruling AIDMK, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday questioned whether the state government is totally senseless.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
BJP is anti-women party, says AAP
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday called the BJP "anti-women" a day after saffron party's Mehrauli district president Azad Singh slapped his wife, an ex-south Delhi mayor, at the Delhi party office.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC brings single judge benches to cut pendency, bar against
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a move to reduce the burden on the judiciary, the Supreme Court has decided to constitute single judge benches to decide matters related to bail, transfer of cases and other matters.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kapil wins 60-64 age category in DB Champions Golf Tournament
Pune, Sep 20 (IANS) The two-day Pune Leg of AVT Champions tour at the Oxford golf resort ended with Delhi based DIG Pushpendra Singh Rathore of the Border Security Force (BSF) walking away as the winner whereas former India International David DSouza was declared the runner-up.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
After tax cuts, GST Council reduces rates on various items
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Friday proved to be a big day for India Inc. After a slew of tax concessions including reduction in corporate tax from 30 per cent to 22 per cent, the GST Council has lowered tax on a number of goods and services to spur demand.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Modi's Houston visit may seal major energy deal (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming agenda-heavy US visit may start a new phase of corporate relations between major energy companies of the two countries.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Business/Economy
Mehbooba's daughter asks govt for info on J&K detainees
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) The daughter of PDP leader and former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has written to the government, on behalf of her mother, seeking information on the number of people detained since the August 5 abrogation of special status and also on those lodged in jails outside the state.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Tax sops to boost India's IT competitiveness: Nasscom
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Terming the tax relief as a positive step to promote growth, investment and jobs, the Indian IT industry's apex body Nasscom on Friday said the bold measures would increase India's competitiveness in software services and products.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Bike ambulance to cover entire Delhi: CM
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government plans to expand the bike ambulance services to the entire city as he claimed that the pilot with 16 bikes was successful.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Zardari to be indicted in Park Lane case on Oct 5
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The accountability court of Islamabad has fixed October 5 as the date for indictment of former President Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur as well as other accused in the Park Lane case.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Barcelona's Ansu Fati becomes eligible to play for Spain
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS) Spanish football heavyweights FC Barcelona's teenage sensation Ansu Fati has been granted Spanish citizenship which means he can play for them at the international level.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Telugu Titans, Patna Pirates settle for thrilling 42-42 tie
Pune, Sep 20 (IANS) Telugu Titans played out a highly entertaining 42-42 tie against Patna Pirates in a Pro Kabaddi match at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge, Balewadi, Pune on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Pak govt using agencies to crush opposition: Sharif
Lahore, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday accused the Imran Khan-led government of using the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to crush the opposition.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Nigerian held for duping people online
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A 31-year-old Nigerian national who was declared proclaimed offender and was absconding in an online cheating case of Gurugram has been arrested by Delhi police.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hero MotoCorp, Maruti top gainers on 'historic' Friday
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) As Indian stock markets surged to decade-high gains on Friday following Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's announcement of corporate tax rate cut among other measures, Hero MotoCorp and Maruti Suzuki India were the best performing stocks on the Sensex.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
24 special courts in Odisha to deal with POCSO cases
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday said it would establish 24 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for disposal of cases of rape and other sexual offences against children in a time-bound manner.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Suicide, death in Bengal over NRC fears
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) One person committed suicide in Jalpaiguri, while another died after falling sick while standing in a queue for amending his ration card in South Dinajpur district, with both families claiming the victims were panic stricken over any possible NRC exercise in West Bengal.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ALERT: Exemption for specified defence items from GST/IGST
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2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: Aerated drinks no longer under compensation scheme
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2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lenders of ILFS 'amber' cos. refuse green light
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Secured lenders of four of the amber entities of ILFS have rejected the proposals for restructuring of debt. The response of the lenders was recorded at a hearing of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in Delhi on September 4. Most of these companies were executing road projects.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US visit will present India as global leader: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As he embarks on a week-long visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday voiced confidence that his visit would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader, and also help impart new energy to bilateral ties with the US.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
ALERT: GST rate on caffeinated beverages raised to 28% along with 12% compensatory cess
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2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: 18% GST rate on hotel room rents of above Rs 7,500
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2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: GST rate of 12% on hotel room rent of Rs 1,000-7,500
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2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: Nil GST rate on hotel room rent upto Rs 1k
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2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Swara Bhasker: I feel I am still a student at heart
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker, who has carved a niche in Bollywood with her acting skills, has said that she still feels like a student at heart, and she asks too many questions to her directors and writers while shooting a film.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India pump in five past Bahrain in AFC U-16 qualifiers
Tashkent (Uzbekistan) Sep 20 (IANS) India marched on to their second win in as many games in the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers, after drubbing Bahrain 5-0 at the Transport Institute Stadium here on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Uzbekistan,Sports,Football
Telugu movie title changed after protest by Valmikis
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) With Boya Valmiki community threatening to disrupt the screening of Telugu film 'Valmiki', the makers changed the title 'Gaddhalakonda Ganesh' hours before the movie's release on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Capsized Andhra boat had 77 on board, 16 still missing
Rajahmundry, Sep 20 (IANS) The private tourist boat which capsized in the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on September 15 was carrying 77 people, and not 73 as believed earlier, officials said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Elnaaz Norouzi: 'Sacred Games' at Emmys a big moment for new-age Indian entertainment
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Elnaaz Norouzi, who played Bollywood star Zoya Mirza in the Netflix series "Sacred Games", says the show's being nominated in the Best Drama category of the International Emmy Awards 2019 is a positive sign of how content can be celebrated beyond boundaries in the era of digital entertainment.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IAF 'accepts' Rafale, formal hand-over on Dussehra
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) received the first multi-role combat aircraft Rafale from its manufacturer Dassault Aviation in France on Thursday, defence sources said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Shah bats for speedy investigation of sexual offence cases
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Speedy investigation of cases of sexual offence and monitoring at the Chief Secretary's level of investigation of cases in heinous offences like narcotics were among issues discussed at the Northern Zonal Council meeting here on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
GoM has made progress in Goa mining sector revival: FM
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Hours after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that a Group of Ministers (GoM) appointed to resolve Goa's mining deadlock was working earnestly to address the issue, a group comprising people affected by the mining ban in Goa have begged to differ.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Boney Kapoor acquires remake rights of Tamil superhit 'Comali'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Producer Boney Kapoor, who remade the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Pink" in Tamil, has now acquired the rights of the Tamil film "Comali" to remake it in Hindi and other languages.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Couple robbed at gunpoint in CP
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A couple was robbed at gunpoint by two unidentified men on Delhi's Janpath Road in Connaught Place on Friday morning, police said.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bajrang, Ravi win bronze at World Championships
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Sep 20 (IANS) Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya on Friday won bronze at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships. This is Bajrang's second consecutive medal at the Worlds and third overall while Dahiya has managed to win bronze in his very first appearance at the senior championships.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Finally, DMRC to operate Rapid Metro Rail in Gurugram
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) In a major relief for nearly 60,000 commuters in Gurugram, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday ruled that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) would operate the Rapid Metro Rail from October 16.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National
Jio MAMI all set to host Word To Screen Market 2019
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star is all set to host the fourth edition of the Word to Screen Market. This event brings together publishers and the literary community along with content creators to option stories for films, TV and digital platforms. This year, the authors and content creators will be provided with more face time with each other.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tihar jail inmate, who attempted suicide, dies
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A Tihar jail inmate, who tried to commit suicide earlier this week, died on Friday, said the jail administration.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held for murder of Meerut professor
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two wanted criminals involved in the murder of a professor in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on September 14.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Neha Dhupia super excited about Emmy nomination for 'Lust Stories'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Netflix anthology movie "Lust Stories" has been nominated in the Best TV Movie category at the International Emmys 2019 and actress Neha Dhupia says she is super excited.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC to extend Ayodhya hearing for an hour on Monday
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court, which had set a deadline of concluding the hearing of the Ayodhya title dispute before October 18, on Friday decided to hear the matter for an additional hour on next Monday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Jet insolvency: RP, Dutch administrator agree to cooperate
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a major development in the Jet Airways insolvency matter, the resolution professional (RP) of Jet Airways and the Dutch court administrator have agreed to cooperate in the insolvency proceedings of the airline.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
CRPF to retain VIP security; MHA's 2017 order in limbo
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An order issued two years ago with then Home Minister Rajnath Singhs consent is almost on the verge of being "withdrawn" by incumbent Amit Shah who seems averse to hand over CRPFs VIP security responsibilities to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mirwaiz Farooq signed bond to secure his release
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is among the detained leaders who have furnished a bond to the authorities to seek their release.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Rare tumour removed from woman's heart at AMU medical college
Aligarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Specialists at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University successfully removed a rare tumour from the heart of a 60-year-old female patient. In the past two years the JNMC has successfully conducted 200 cardiac surgeries.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
'Baalveer Returns' actor's mom encouraged him to go bald for show
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Atul Verma wasn't too keen on going bald for "Baalveer Returns". He says it was his mother who explained to him that going bald was no big deal for an actor.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Virat Kohli's 'Tere Naam' swag on Twitter
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli's throwback moment on Twitter has set off a buzz, with fans comparing his hairstyle from the younger days with Salman Khans distinct hairdo in the hit movie "Tere Naam".
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Committed to abide by SC directive on Maradu flats: Kerala
Delhi/Kochi, Sep 20 (IANS) Even as the deadline for demolition of flats at Kochi's Maradu ended on Friday, the Kerala government submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that it is committed to abide by the Court's directive, for which steps have already been taken.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sanjay Dutt pens heartfelt letter on Mahesh Bhatt's birthday
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Sanjay Dutt has penned a heartfelt note for Mahesh Bhatt on the latters birthday, expressing his gratitude to the veteran filmmaker for standing by him at a time when he needed a friend.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kubbra Sait: Humbled and excited for 'Sacred Games' at the Emmys
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Netflix series "Sacred Games" has bagged a nomination in the Best Drama section at the 2019 International Emmy Awards and actress Kubbra Sait, who featured in season one of the show, is both humbled and excited.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tech companies hail corporate tax cut
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Tech firms, including handset makers and IT companies, on Friday hailed the government's announcement to slash corporate tax for domestic companies among other measures.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
People's efforts resulted in dengue control: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday claimed that the efforts of the people of the city are showing results under the anti-dengue drive as the vector-borne disease is under control.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Jio MAMI all set to host Word To Screen Market 2019
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is all set to host the fourth edition of the Word to Screen Market. This event brings together publishers and the literary community along with content creators to option stories for films, TV and digital platforms. This year, the authors and content creators will be provided with more face time with each other.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Bajrang Punia wins bronze at World Championships
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Sep 20 (IANS) Bajrang Punia on Friday won bronze at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships. Facing Mongolian Tulga Tumur Ochir, Bajrang fought back from a 6-0 deficit to win 8-7 in what turned out to be a thrilling bronze medal bout. This is the 25-year-old's second consecutive senior Worlds medal and third overall.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
'Prassthanam': Maximum chaos, mediocre impact (IANS review; Rating: * * and 1/2)
"Prassthanam"; Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Ali Fazal; Direction: Deva Katta; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and half stars)
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Corporate tax reliefs to spur growth, create jobs: India Inc
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) The series of tax reliefs Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in New Delhi on Friday would revive the economy, boost investment, spur growth and create jobs, said India Inc honchos across the sectors.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
'The Goldfinch': Nuanced performances elevate this odyssey (IANS review; Rating: ***)
"The Goldfinch"; Cast: Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Ashleigh Cummings, Willa Fitzerald, Aimee Laurence, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Nicole Kidman, Denis OHare, Boyd Gaines, Peter Jacobson, Hailey Wist; Director: John Crowley; Rating: *** (three stars)
2019-09-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Used frustration of last Olympics to motivate myself: Vinesh
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat won a bronze at the World Championships earlier this month and sealed a spot for herself at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It is a far cry from a time when she wondered if she would ever be able to participate at the Olympics ever again.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
#CorporateTaxCut trends as FM announces tax bonanza
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a lowering of the corporate tax rate for domestic companies to 22 per cent on Friday, hashtags like #CorporateTaxCut, #Sensex have been trending since morning.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Jonita Gandhi unveils her new song 'Humraahi'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Singer Jonita Gandhi, who is currently wooing listeners with her song "Dil ka telephone" in the film "Dream Girl", has come up with her new single, "Humraahi".
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Need to be patient with Pant: Chief selector Prasad
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Chairman of selectors M.S.K. Prasad has said that they are keeping an eye on the likes of Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson and a few others as backup wicket-keepers to take the workload off Rishabh Pant.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Daler Mehndi: Mentoring kids on music shows my way of giving back to society
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Bhangra-pop star Daler Mehndi has often taken the role of a mentor or a judge on singing-based shows. He says mentoring and judging are ways to give back to society the love and appreciation he continues to receive.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CBI files reply on Chidambaram's bail plea
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed its reply in connection with the regular bail application filed by former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the CBI case relating to INX Media.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
SC seeks report from J&K HC on child detention allegations
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir High Court's Juvenile Justice Committee to a file resport on a petition challenging the illegal detention of children in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since August 5, when the Centre abrogated Article 370 that granted special status to the erstwhile state.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Set up board for regional infra development: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar urged the Union Ministries of Home Affairs and Housing and Urban Affairs for the setting up of a statutory empowered board to facilitate development of regional infrastructure.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Realme ups the ante, eyes top spot in Diwali online sales
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Armed with a quad camera-system smartphone in every price segment along with an investment worth Rs 300 crore for its surface-mount technology (SMT) lines, Chinese handset maker Realme aims to become the top online smartphone player in India during the festive quarter, the company's India CEO said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Star Sports launches MISSION 2020 with the Men in Blue
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The 'Men in Blue' have embarked on their quest to bring the ICC T20 World Cup Trophy home next year, beginning with the home season of cricket on Star Sports with South Africa tour of India that started on September 15th. Mission 2020 will showcase all India matches as they prepare for the ultimate championship in Australia, 13 months from now, where they will fight their hardest to bring the ICC T20 World Cup trophy home which they last won 13 years ago.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Twitter purges over 10,000 propaganda accounts in 6 nations
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Twitter on Friday said it has removed over 10,000 accounts in six countries that were sowing misinformation and propaganda via manipulating its platform.
2019-09-20
Category: International, India,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Daughter starts operating Mehbooba Mufti's Twitter account
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) After a gap of 46 days, the Twitter account of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti started sending out tweets on Friday with her daughter Iltija operating it with "due authorisation".
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Happy Alia Bhatt poses with Ankit Tiwari's little one
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Alia Bhatt happily struck a pose with "Sun raha hai na tu" hitmaker Ankit Tiwari's daughter Aryaa, who was named by the actress' father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Alia Bhatt's cute birthday wish for dad Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Alia Bhatt has a super-cute birthday message for dad Mahesh Bhatt, who she calls "a good guy", the "best", the "wisest", "funny" and "super-talented".
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tax cuts may impact fiscal deficit, capex: Economists
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As the exuberance of stock market and corporates over the tax cuts settles downs, economists and experts on Friday warned of fiscal slippages due to such reduction that may impact fiscal deficit, capital expenditures and cause higher borrowings.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Alia Bhatt gets trolled by Arjun Kapoor over African safari vlog
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor has hilariously trolled actress Alia Bhatt over her African safari Vlog.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
T20I ouster an opportunity to do well in Tests, says Kuldeep
Mysuru, Sep 20 (IANS) Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav feels it is not easy to adjust to red-ball cricket after playing a lot of limited over games, while adding that he is not too worried about being dropped from India's T20 International squad in the last two series.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Modi govt announces Rs 1.45 lakh cr tax bonanza, India Inc double-cheers (Roundup)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Modi 2.0 government on Friday announced a Rs 1.45 lakh crore fiscal stimulus that includes slashing corporate tax to 22 per cent from 30 per cent now, cutting down MAT and lowering tax to 15 per cent for companies putting fresh capital into manufacturing.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sakshi Malik's father has an emotional message on National Daughter's Day
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Wrestling champ Sakshi Malik's father has a doting message for his daughter on the occasion of National Daughters Day on September 22.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala Congress warns Vijayan he might go to jail
Kottayam, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala Congress President Mullapally Ramachandran on Friday gave a veiled warning to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, saying he would soon be eating "government food" as the Supreme Court is going to take up a case in which he will be arraigned as an accused.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
JU row: Students, political activists hit the streets
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Political temperatures shot up in the metropolis on Friday as political activists and students hit the streets, a day after Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled and assaulted by radical Left students in Jadavpur University for hours, following which ABVP workers went on a rampage and vandalised a students union room.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Sathiyan second Indian to enter Asian quarters
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) G. Sathiyan reached a big milestone in his career when he became only the second Indian to reach the men's singles quarter-finals at the continental event after defeating An-Ji Song of North Korea in the 24th ITTF-ATTU Asian Table Tennis Championships at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Roman Reigns' contributions in battle against leukemia
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) On October 23, 2018, the WWE universe received distressing news when superstar Roman Reigns declared he was battling with leukemia. For more than four months, his struggle to overcome the disease effects continued until he made his appearance on Monday Night Raw just before Wrestlemania 35.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Gaurav Gill, Dean Mascarenhas face off in Round 3 of INRC
Jodhpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Defending champion Gaurav Gill will be aiming to get his title defence back on track when the curtain goes up on the Maxperience Rally, Round 3 of the Champions Yacht Club FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship powered by MRF on Saturday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Motorsports
ICC goofs up, calls Dravid left-handed batsman in Hall of Fame
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) In a major goof-up, the ICC listed former India captain Rahul Dravid as a left-handed batsman in their Hall of Fame page on the website.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Himachal wants full membership in Bhakra Beas projects
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday demanded that state the be made a full-fledged member in Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) projects by amending the Punjab Re-organisation Act of 1966 so that pending cases could be resolved at the earliest.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Facebook bringing new interactive ad solutions to India
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Facebook is rolling out a suite of new interactive ad solutions, including 'Poll ads', Augmented Reality (AR) ads, Instagram poll stickers for Stories ads and 'Brand Playables', the company announced on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
AAP appoints Ajoy Kumar national spokesperson
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A day after joining the Aam Aadmi Party, former Congress Jharkhand chief Ajoy Kumar was Friday appointed its national spokesperson.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ganguly inaugurates Kolkata's first cricket-themed restaurant
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday inaugurated the city's first cricket-themed restaurant called 'Pavilion'
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cricket
Trump denies 'troubling' promise to foreign leader
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has denied a report alleging he made a promise to a foreign leader, something that sparked a whistleblower's formal complaint.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Dhoni's wife questions daily Ranchi power cuts
Ranchi, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Indian captain and Ranchi boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife on Friday questioned the 4-7 hours of power cuts in the state capital every day.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Govt conspiracy to defame Chidambaram, Congress: Ramesh
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Defending party colleague and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday alleged that the cases against him are political vendetta.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The making, unmaking, making and more of Boris Johnson (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) It is almost two months that Boris Johnson has been the Prime Minister of Britain. But what was his career like in the initial years of politics and how did he rise in the Conservative Party? These details have been penned down by a veteran journalist Andrew W Gimson in a book.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Apple unveils renovated Fifth Avenue flagship store
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Apples Fifth Avenue 'Cube' retail store in New York City has reopened its doors after a massive remodelling project.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Technology
Fire breaks out at BSNL office in Cuttack
Cuttack, Sep 20 (IANS) A fire broke out at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's (BSNL) office building in Odisha's Cuttack city on Friday affecting telecom services in the city and some other parts of the state.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
YouTube making changes to its verification programme
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) YouTube is working to overhaul its verification programme amid a controversy over the content it pushes to its users.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Journey to retake what was unfinished in Rio has begun well: Vinesh
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Sep 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat on Friday said that her journey to finish what she started in Rio has got off to a good start with the bronze at the World Championships. Vinesh won a bronze at the World's and sealed a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in her 53kg category. This will be the second time that she will be appearing at the Olympics.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Poland,Sports
Know the difference between the various Emmy Awards
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian talent shines bright in the nomination list for this years International Emmy Awards, but don't confuse it with the Primetime Emmy awards gala.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Panchal hits ton as match against SA 'A' ends in draw
Mysuru, Sep 20 (IANS) Priyank Panchal sharpened his case for the role of a back-up opener for India in Tests as he slammed a century while Karun Nair hit his second fifty of the match on the final day of the second unofficial Test between India 'A' and South Africa 'A' here. The two teams agreed to call off the game after 64 overs of play with the match ending in a draw. India 'A' bagged the two-match series 1-0.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
JD(U)leader Vashishtha re-elected Bihar party president
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Veteran JD (U) leader Vashishtha Narayan Singh was on Friday re-elected the state party president, unopposed for the fourth consecutive term.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia looks at post-oil age; ties with India growing in importance (Comment by Saudi ambassador H.E. Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Sati)
This September 23 marks the 89th anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud. The glorious history of our nation was made by the sacrifices of our founder King and his successors who transformed our great country into a regional leader and global economic power.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary
Those who can't smoke don't turn into food addicts
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Smokers who quit or abstain for whatever reason do not generally turn their gaze towards mouth-watering food as normally thought. According to researchers from University at Buffalo, smoking abstinence doesn't greatly affect the motivation for food.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC to have single judge benches to reduce case pendency
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a move to reduce the burden on the judiciary, the Supreme Court has decided to constitute single judge benches to decide matters related to bail, transfer of cases and other matters.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amazon to buy 100,000 e-vehicles as Part of Climate Pledge
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Committing to net-zero carbon by 2040 and 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, retail giant Amazon has ordered 100,000 fully-electric delivery vehicles from Rivian, the largest order ever for electric delivery vehicles.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Babul row: BJP leader threatens leftist "mercenaries"
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) A senior BJP leader in West Bengal on Friday threatened to beat up the leftist "mercenaries" who assaulted union minister Babul Supriyo in Jadavpur University and said he would have been happier had the attackers been roughed up on Thursday itself.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dalai Lama supports global climate strike
Dharamsala, Sep 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday supported the global climate strike, saying the younger generation is being very realistic about the future.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
YouTuber pays compensation after girl dies copying her
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) A Chinese influencer has agreed to pay compensation to the families of two girls - after one died in what her family says was an attempt to copy a viral video.
2019-09-20
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyamani: 'Not comfortable doing intimate scenes'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The National award-winning actress Priyamani, who stars in the web series "The Family Man" alongside Manoj Bajpayee, says, without degrading what other actors may feel about the issue, she avoids intimate scenes because such content is not suitable for a family audience.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Pre-book new iPhones, Watch on Amazon, Flipkart, Ingram Micro
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Amazon.in, Flipkart and Ingram Micro, a distributor of IT products and owned by HNA Technology of China, on Friday announced that they will offer the latest products from Apple, which include iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max along with Watch series 5.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
14 banks struggle to recover Rs 3,635 cr from Mumbai firm (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) A consortium of 14 public sector banks, led by the Bank of India on Friday initiated the process to recover staggering loans totally worth Rs 3,635.25 crore from a Mumbai-based defaulter, Frost International Ltd.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chinmayanand arrested, neither ties nor tricks helped
Shahjahanpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Neither his close ties with the Uttar Pradesh ruling establishment nor his attempts to play the victim could save Swami Chinmayanand alias Krishna Pal Singh, former Union minister and heavyweight BJP leader, who was arrested on Friday morning from his Mumukshu Ashram here by the Special Investigating Team (SIT).
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India Inc. double cheers govt's Rs 1.45L cr stimulus
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) India Inc. on Friday double cheered the government's Rs 1,45,000 crore stimulus, which includes slashing corporate tax to 22 per cent for domestic companies, lower tax of 15 per cent for new manufacturing firms and measures to boost the capital market.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Directions of SC were being misinterpreted: BCCI state official
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With the Supreme Court on Friday allowing the Tamil Nadu State Cricket Association to hold elections to elect its office bearers, state bodies across the country have welcomed the move and once again pointed that their claim that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) were misinterpreting the order of the SC has been proved right.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Radhika Apte thrilled about International Emmy nomination
Nominations for the 2019 International Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Israel,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Death toll in Afghanistan blast rises to 39
Kabul, Sep 20 (IANS) The death toll in the suicide truck bombing a day ago near a hospital in Afghanistans Zabul province rose to 39, mostly civilians, an official said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Vicky's 'Bhoot...' moved from Nov 15, Ayushmann's 'Bala' opens on that date
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar on Friday announced that the release of his upcoming production "Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship" has been pushed to 2020. The film was slated to release on November 15. Instead, the Aysuhmann Khurrana-starrer "Bala" has now been preponed by a week to release on that date.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Markets give thundering response to 'mother of all measures'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian markets responded most positively on Friday to the corporate tax cut announced by government, more than it has done recently to measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the past few weeks to revive the economy.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bhushan resigns as deputy head of CSE
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Climate change expert Chandra Bhushan has resigned from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) after serving the think-tank for over two decades.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tax sops to boost stock market for Modi's US trip: Rahul
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the tax incentives announced by the Centre, saying it was aimed to push up the stock market ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US tour when he is expected to meet many foreign investors.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Historic trade session ends with Sensex gaining 1,921 pts (3rd Lead)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Sensex closed Friday's session with an unprecedented 5.32 per cent advance as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced yet another big ticket announcement to kickstart the economy.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Fukrey' gets animated version with 'Fukrey Boyzzz'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Bollywood film franchise "Fukrey" now has an animated version called "Fukrey Boyzzz".
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi court allows CBI to quiz Christian Michel
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Friday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to question the alleged middlemen in the AgustaWestland deal, Christian Michel, in connection with the CBI case relating to the kickbacks allegedly involved.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maradu flats: Kerala committed to abide by SC directive
Delhi/Kochi, Sep 20 (IANS) Even as the deadline for the demolition of the flats at Maradu in Kochi ends on Friday, the Kerala government has submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that it is committed to abide by the Court's directive, for which steps have already been taken.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chrissy Teigen welcomes long-awaited kiss from toddler son
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has finally received a sweet kiss from her 16-month-old son Miles.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jofra Archer awarded Test, white ball contract by ECB
London, Sep 20 (IANS) England pacer Jofra Archer was on Friday awarded a Test and white-ball contract by the England Cricket Board (ECB) after his sensational debut international season.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
2-child norm essential for the country: Jitin Prasad
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Anticipating the BJP's move on population control,the Congress has also jumped into the debate, as the Congress Working Committee member Jitin Prasad has said that for all-around development of the country population control is needed.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Sex And The City' actor Chris Noth to become father at 64
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Chris Noth is to become a father for the second time at the age of 64.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Punjab extends age limit of doctors from 60 to 65 years
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Punjab government on Friday extended the age limit of specialist doctors of service from 60 to 65 years.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chinmayanand confesses to crime, SIT doesn't book him for rape
Shahjahanpur, Sep 20 (IANS) "Main sharminda hoon," is what Chinmayanand told the Special Investigation Team during investigations.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Tripura CM, BJP leaders condemn harassment of Babul Supriyo
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party leaders on Friday vehemently condemned the harassment and gherao of Union Minister Babul Supriyo for hours in Kolkata's Jadavpur University on Thursday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
SC to hear Ayodhya case for an hour more from next week
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday decided to extend the daily hearing of the Ayodhya title dispute case by an hour from Monday next week. The court had earlier set October 18 as the deadline to conclude the hearing on the matter.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Babul Supriyo challenges Mamata to charge his assaulters
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Terming the Left student activists as "cowards" who had assaulted him in the Jadavpur University campus, BJP leader and Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Friday virtually challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to charge them for the assault and said no one should be allowed to "malign and tarnish" the name of the institution.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Historic trade session ends with 1,921 pts gain for Sensex (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Sensex closed Friday's session with an unprecedented 5.32 per cent advance as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made yet another big ticket announcement to kick start the economy.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi hails FM, says corporate tax cut to attract investment
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Praising Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's announcement of rationalisation of corporate tax for domestic companies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the step would help attract private investments from across the globe besides creating jobs.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NBA India launches #NBAInMyBackyard campaign
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The National Basketball Association on Friday launched the NBA India Games 2019 campaign #NBAInMyBackyard with a TV campaign (TVC).
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Shiv Sena firm on contesting 135 seats
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray categorically said here on Friday that the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was on and both the parties would contest 135 seats each in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
JU row: Dhankhar calls Trinamool's claim 'factually incorrect'
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The confrontation between West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the state government escalated on Friday, with Raj Bhavan describing the Trinamool Congress's statement "factually incorrect" and "unfortunate" after the party's secretary general Partha Chatterjee claimed that Dhankhar neither informed the government nor took it into confidence before visiting Jadavpur University (JU) to rescue detained Union Minister Babul Supriyo.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Stock market makes history, Sensex up 2,200 points
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty logged their biggest ever single day gains on Friday after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in an unprecedented move, announced a massive tax relief for corporate India which fired up the stock markets.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Taiwan loses another ally as Kiribati cuts ties
Taipei, Sep 20 (IANS) The Pacific island nation of Kiribati has become the second country this week to sever ties with Taiwan and switch diplomatic recognition to China.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Diplomacy,Politics
Michelle Keegan opens up on 'tough time' her in married life
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Michelle Keegan has revealed that she has gone through a "tough" time in her marriage with television presenter Mark Wright.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Yechury accuses Modi govt of crony capitalism, calls it a 'circus'
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday hit out at the Narendra Modi government's economic policies and termed its decision to invest money from the state-owned Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) to bail out loss-making public sector companies as "another pathway to loot people".
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Afridi wants Sarfaraz to give up Test captaincy, focus on ODIs
Karachi, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has advised current captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to give up Test captaincy and focus on white-ball cricket.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Quash FIR against Boney Kapoor, says Rajasthan High Court
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Friday ordered the quashing of an FIR lodged against Bollywood film producer Boney Kapoor on charges of duping an investor of Rs 2.5 crore in the name of organising a Celebrity Cricket League.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
DJ Nucleya proud of his International Emmy nominated show
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian electronic music producer-DJ Udyan Sagar, popular as Nucleya, is proud to be a part of the show "The Remix" that has received a nomination for International Emmy Awards.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
'Declare Hari Singh's birth anniversary a public holiday'
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Friday urged Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to declare the birth anniversary of his late father Maharaja Hari Singh on September 23 as a public holiday, asserting that it was because of the erstwhile ruler that the state became part of India.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Beware! Flavoured e-cigarettes can worsen asthma
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Certain flavoured e-cigarettes, even without nicotine, may change how airways, affected by an allergic disease, function, thus worsening the severity of diseases such as asthma, say researchers.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kim delayed giving birth to North West for a manicure
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she delayed giving birth to her daughter North West in 2013 for a manicure.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Little Mix cancels Vienna concert following truck accident
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Popular girlband Little Mix cancelled their huge gig after a production truck was involved in a crash.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Surveen ecstatic over 'Sacred Games 2' International Emmy nomination
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Surveen Chawla is over the moon as the second season of "Sacred Games" has been nominated in the best drama category at the International Emmy Awards 2019.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Bala' release date preponed to November 15
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Ayushmann Khurrana's upcoming film "Bala", which was earlier scheduled to release on November 22, will now hit the big screen on November 15.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vivo V17 Pro with dual-selfie pop-up camera launched
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer vivo on Friday launched its new smartphone 'Vivo V17 Pro' with dual-selfie pop-up camera in India at Rs 29,990.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sony India partners with NSDC to provide employment
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Sony India on Friday joined hands with National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and Kedman Skilling Private Ltd to provide job opportunities to candidates from their future talent pool.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Former prince reveals existence of the Ram Gita
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) It may sound surprising, but it is true that thousands of years ago another classic piece was written, besides the Gita -- the Ram Gita.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Here comes a device to regrow hair on bald head
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) There is good news for people experiencing hair loss as researchers have developed a wearable device that harnesses energy from the wearer and delivers gentle electric pulses to stimulate dormant hair follicles and regrow hair.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
3 youth held for extortion call to Chinmayanand
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) that arrested senior BJP leader Chinmayanand earlier in the day on charges of rape and blackmail of a law student has now arrested two cousins and a male friend of the alleged rape victim.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Lust Stories' is a gem of a film in my career: Bhumi Pednekar
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Netflix anthology "Lust Stories" starring Bhumi Pednekar has been nominated for the International Emmy Awards and the actress calls it a gem of a project in her career.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Sacred Games', 'Lust Stories' bag International Emmy nominations
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian web series "Sacred Games" and anthology "Lust Stories" have received nominations at the International Emmy Awards 2019.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Of life in the Indian Army, rediscovering Delhi's stepwells, Indian stories from America (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) What's life like in the Indian Army? Beyond the medals and awe, there's a lot of sweat and grime - and back room politics. You can read about this in a new book.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
With no buyback tax, plans of a dozen firms may revive
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) About a dozen companies, including technology major Infosys, which have active buyback programmes would benefit from the government's decision to not levy 20 per cent buyback tax imposed in this year's Budget.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Manpreet Singh to lead Indian men's hockey team in Belgium
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Mid-fielder Manpreet Singh will lead the Indian men's hockey team in their upcoming tour of Belgium from September 26 to October 3.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Trump fears fallout of war in Gulf as Iran provokes him
New York, Sept. Sep 20 (IANS) The spectre of the disastrous Iraq War haunts US President Donald Trump as he confronts a provocative Iran that is lashing out against his ally Saudi Arabia and daring him to react.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,International
Capital boost: Govt provides relief on surcharge, share buyback
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a major relief for capital markets which went into a severe slump after the Union Budget, the Finance Minister on Friday announced a slew of measures, including relaxation on FPI surcharge and share buybacks.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Realme ups the ante, eyes top spot in Diwali online sales
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Armed with a quad camera-system smartphone in every price segment along with an investment worth Rs 3,000 crore for its surface-mount technology (SMT) lines, Chinese handset maker Realme aims to become the top online smartphone player in India during the festive quarter, the company's India CEO said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Abu Dhabi T10 launches new team Bangla Tigers
Abu Dhabi, Sep 20 (IANS) Abu Dhabi T10, the world's only ten-over cricket league to be officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), on Friday welcomed its newest team -- Bangla Tigers -- who are poised to compete in this year's event, which opens on November 14.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi targets in Yemen
Riyadh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen destroyed some "hostile targets" in the city Hodeidah on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security
Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons to reunite for comedy 'Carla'
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Jim Parsons is re-uniting with his "The Big Bang Theory" co-star Mayim Bialik for a comedy series titled, "Carla".
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Khalilzad briefs US Congress of US-Taliban talks
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington's Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, briefed members of the Congress about the US-Taliban negotiations, and the circumstances that led to the scuttling of the deal by American President Donald Trump.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mark Ronson identifies himself as sapiosexual
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Music producer Mark Ronson says he identifies himself as a "sapiosexual", a person who finds intelligence more appealing than physical features for a potential sexual relationship.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bob Odenkirk roped in for thriller 'Nobody'
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) "Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk is all set to join the cast of upcoming thriller "Nobody".
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Your personality can reveal how often do you exercise
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) If you have not been able to meet your gym goals despite persistant efforts to wake up early or hitting that running session on a hot summer afternoon, blame it on your personality.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC allows TN Cricket Association to hold elections on Sept 28
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Tamil Nadu State Cricket Association to hold elections to elect its office bearers. A bench comprising Justice S.A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao said that the election results will be subject to the final orders. The court also observed that the state cricket body can hold the elections, but it will not announce the results.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
GoM has made progress in Goa mining sector revival: Sitharaman
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The Group of Ministers (GoM) appointed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to examine ways to restart the state's banned mining sector has made progress, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
273 militants active in Valley, local ones outnumber foreigners
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) There are a total of 273 militants operating in Kashmir, according to a list prepared by security agencies last week and accessed by the IANS.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Bhuvan Bam reveals 'what actually happened' at IIFA 2019
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Digital star Bhuvan Bam's comical take on IIFA 2019 left netizens in splits.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox get nostalgic as 'Friends' turn 25
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Twenty-five years ago, actors Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry became household names with the popular American sitcom "Friends". Till date, the star cast is fondly known by their characters' names among their fans.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NDA will win over 200 seats in 2020 Bihar polls: Nitish
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Putting an end to all speculation, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is also the JD(U) president, on Friday made it clear that his party will contest the 2020 state assembly polls together with the BJP as an ally of the NDA.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Dravid spends time with Indian players ahead of third T20I
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) National Cricket Academy (NCA) head Rahul Dravid was in attendance on Friday as the Indian players had an optional training session at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. The Indian team after winning the second T20I against South Africa in Mohali reached the Garden City on Thursday and some of the players hit the ground to fine tune their skills under the watchful eyes of head coach Ravi Shastri.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Apple iOS 13.1, iPadOS arriving on Sep 24: Report
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) After rolling out iOS 13 for iPhones and watchOS 6 for Apple Watch Series, the iPhone maker is expected to unfold iOS 13.1 along with iPadOS on September 24, instead of September 30 as previously confirmed.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Won't reveal Xbox Live active users: Microsoft
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Microsoft has revealed that it will no longer include Gaming Revenue or Xbox Live Monthly active users in its earnings reports.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Armed Forces must be trained against chemical attacks: Rajnath
Gwalior, Sep 20 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the armed forces must be fully equipped to operate against chemical-biological attacks in the future. Singh was addessing a gathering at the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE) here.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Scientists reconstruct face of another human ancestor
Tel Aviv, Sep 20 (IANS) Exactly what our Denisovan relatives who lived 100,000 years ago might have looked like had been anyone's guess for a simple reason - the entire collection of Denisovan remains includes a pinky bone, three teeth, and a lower jaw.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Israel,Science/Tech
Another minor abducted from Pakistan's Kasur
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Another child was abducted from Pakistan's Kasur, two days after the remains of three minor boys, whom the police said were murdered after being raped, were recovered in the city's Chunian tehsil, the media reported.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Lourd to pay tribute to Debbie Reynolds on 'Will & Grace'
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Billie Lourd will be paying tribute to her grandmother Debbie Reynolds by playing the granddaughter of her character in the upcoming final season of "Will & Grace".
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP stands strongly behind Babul Supriyo
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A day after Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled and gheraoed for hours in Kolkata's Jadavpur University that forced West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar to rush to his help, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are tweeting and attacking the Mamata government and the Left parties.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China Open: Praneeth loses in quarters, Indian challenge ends
Changzhou (China), Sep 20 (IANS) India's challenge at the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 badminton tournament came to an end on Friday after B. Sai Praneeth went down fighting to World No. 9 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia in the quarter-finals. Praneeth lost 21-16, 6-21, 16-21 in a match that lasted for 55 minutes at the Olympic Sports Center Xincheng Gymnasium.
2019-09-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
'CSR fund can now be tapped for research and development'
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) In a bid to boost research and technology, corporate houses can now fund state-backed incubators which specialise in science, technology, engineering and medicine, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Pakistanis join global climate change protest
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A citizen-led initiative of a global climate march, organised by Climate Action Now to help stop global warming, was held on Friday across Pakistan.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
ASICS announces partnership with Rohan Bopanna
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) ASICS on Friday announced their partnership with Arjuna awardee Rohan Bopanna at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Keep it simple: Learnings from Vikram's crash
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Keep the technology simple; freeze the mission profile and don't change it till the last moment; carry out the simulation tests to the maximum possible level -- these are some of the learnings from the crash landing of India's moon lander Vikram, said a former official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2019-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
1984 riots SIT yet to record statement of witnesses (IANS Special)
Kanpur, Sep 20 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed in February 2019 to reinvestigate the anti-Sikh riots cases that took place in Kanpur in 1984 after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, has not yet recorded the statement of a single witness.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rooh: A hidden gem that serves 'progressive Indian food'
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANSlife) Rooh -- a fine dining restaurant -- is a hidden gem located amid the lush green landscape of Mehrauli and is all about "progressive Indian food". Chef Sujan Sarkar, who opened the brand's first outlet in San Franciso three years back, has now brought it to Delhi with an idea to present Indian flavours with an international approach.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
SC issues notice to Centre over caste bias plea
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre on a petition seeking a direction to put an end to discriminatory practices in university campuses filed by the mothers of Payal Tadvi and Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide over alleged caste-based bias.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mayors extend support to global climate strike
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) The Mayors of Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Copenhagen on Friday announced their support for the global climate strike.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Ways girls get into hacking differ from boys
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) While kids with low self-control, or not having the ability to hold back when opportunity presents itself, are more likely to hack, the ways girls and boys get into hacking could be quite different, says a new study.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Education,Technology
Portion of vacant building collapses in Mumbai, no casualties
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) A portion of a vacant six-storey building collapsed in South Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Road on Friday morning, said an official of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)Disaster Control. However, no casualties have been reported in the incident.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China Open: Carolina Marin marches into semis
Changzhou (China), Sep 20 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain entered the semi-finals of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 badminton tournament after securing a thrilling three-game victory over China's He Bing Jiao in her last-eight match.
2019-09-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Avoid festive weight gain with these handy tricks
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANSlife) It's that time of the year again. Festivals bring happiness and give one an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. However, it is difficult to resist the sumptuous treats that are laid out for everyone to enjoy during this time.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
I like it when it is inclusive, says Alia
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANSlife) Alia Bhatt, who is known to turn heads with her style, salutes the spirit of women who despite social shackles manage to inspire more than many of their urban counterparts. Along with emboldening women, she supports the cause of animal rights.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
For Aditi, effortless-timeless fashion goes all the way
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANSlife) For Aditi Rao Hydari, one of the most stylish actors of B-Town, effortless and timeless are the buzzwords she swears by when it comes to fashion.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Discover California's best kept secrets
California, Sep 20 (IANSlife) These remote and surprising spots fly under the radar for even the most well-versed California travellers. From scenic byways to wine country destinations to historic honky-tonks, these locations make great trips for those who like to explore a little off the beaten path.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Colombia,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
'Designers are illusionists'
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANSlife) Fashion designers Poonam Bhagat and Premal Badiani showcased their collections at the Wings4Fashion event -- organised by Fataka Fashion -- in London last week. Speaking to IANSlife, the designers detail their experiences, collections and upcoming projects. Excepts from the interview:
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Follow the basic of a beauty regime
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANSlife) Beauty consultant Nithika Aroraa puts light on the basics that one needs to focus on while following a beauty regime.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Ariana Grande evacuates Scotland hotel after fire alert
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande was forced to evacuate her hotel in Scotland following a fire alert.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afridi points finger at India for Lankan players boycotting tour
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has blamed the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises for putting pressure on top Sri Lanka cricketers so that they do not tour Pakistan.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sushil Kumar loses in opening round of World C'ships
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 20 (IANS) Star Indian grappler Sushil Kumar lost his first-round bout against Azerbaijan's Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev 9-11 in the 74-kg freestyle category at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships here on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Kangana undergoes prosthetic measurements for 'Thalaivi'
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Prepping to play late politician Jayalalithaa in her upcoming multi-lingual film "Thalaivi", actress Kangana Ranaut recently underwent prosthetic measurements for the role in the US.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chinmayanand sent to 14-day judicial custody (2nd Lead)
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) Former Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chinmayanand was arrested from his Mumuksha Ashram here on Friday by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing rape charges against him.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Conservatives target over-45s with FB Brexit ads
London, Sep 20 (IANS) The UK's ruling Conservative Party has been targeting Facebook users over 45 years of age with political adverts about Brexit, according to a BBC News research.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
US Senate to block Democrats' drug-pricing bill
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited plan to cut prices for prescription drugs, but the proposed bill was adamantly opposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who vowed not to take it to the floor.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
SC seeks report from J&K HC on alleged detention of children
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on a petition challenging the illegal detention of children in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since August 5, when the Centre abrogated Article 370 that granted a special status to the erstwhile state.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK's Brexit Secretary to meet EU's chief negotiator
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Stephen Barclay, the UK's Brexit Secretary, will on Friday hold talks with the European Union's (EU) chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rahul Bose to pledge for organ donation after death
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor-director and sportsperson Rahul Bose will soon be signing up for "deceased organ donation" and would be pledging "every square inch" of his body for donation after death.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
SC allows TN Cricket Association to hold elections on Sept 28
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association to hold elections to elect its office bearers on September 28. The apex court observed that the state cricket body has not fully adopted the new constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), but it can certainly hold elections.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Doctors hail new heart health tools on Apple Watch in India
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The medical fraternity on Friday welcomed the arrival of the ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch for users in India, stressing that it will make people more aware about their heart health.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Booster shots: Corporate tax rate cut, more measures for cap flow in markets
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Hit hard by a slowing economy and a brewing global oil crisis, the government on Friday announced a series of tax incentives to boost the industry and restart investment.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bezos pledges to meet Paris Agreement 10 years early
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) In a bid to tackle climate change, tech giant Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos and Global Optimism have announced 'The Climate Pledge' which is essentially a commitment to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement 10 years early.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pre-order 2019 iPhones, Apple Watch on Amazon.in, Ingram Micro
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Amazon.in and Ingram Micro, a distributor of IT products and owned by HNA Technology of China, on Friday announced they will offer the latest products from Apple, which include iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max along with Watch series 5, starting September 27.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sensex surges over 1,500 pts after corporate tax cut announcement
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) BSE Sensex surged over 1,500 points on Friday after the government slashed corporate tax for domestic companies and new domestic manufacturing companies among other measures.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
1 killed in Washington D.C. shooting (2nd Lead)
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting that took place about 3 km from the White House here, police said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Not selling WhatsApp or Instagram: Mark Zuckerberg
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a US lawmaker's call to break his company, saying he's not going to sell WhatsApp or Instagram at any cost.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi to convey India's vision via unprecedented level of diplomacy at UN
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team of ministers will swoop through the United Nations next week in a whirlwind of unprecedented high global diplomacy, as he will articulate his vision of India's place in the world, said India's Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
FM announces tax bonanza for corporates, exchequer to take Rs 1.45L cr hit
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a major bonanza for corporates as part of measures to promote growth and investment, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced to slash corporate tax rate to 22 per cent for domestic companies and 15 per cent for new domestic manufacturing companies, besides other fiscal reliefs.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Imran expected to meet Trump in NY on Sep 23
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to meet US President Donald Trump in New York on September 23, hours after he arrives in the city for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, diplomatic sources said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Yami to explore new methods of organic farming in hometown
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam will be going back to her hometown in Himachal Pradesh to explore new methods of organic farming to minimalise the use of fertilisers and medicines.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hirthik, Tiger to have dance battle on 'Jai Jai Shivshankar'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Bollywood action heroes Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff will have a dance battle on the number "Jai Jai Shivshankar" in the film "War". Director Siddharth Anand says bringing the two stars together has been a responsibility.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India shaken by Saudi attacks, but oil is in control
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) When the drones hit two of the worlds largest oil processing facilities of Aramco, its loud noise not only woke residents in Saudi Arabia but shook the entire global oil industry setting panic among traders who foresaw a severe oil squeeze for the first time after the 1991 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Retailers offer deep discounts to clear piled up inventory
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The festival season discount is back, but what would cheer the shoppers more this time are the sharper discounts offered by retailers across categories -- from kitchenware and electronic items to apparels -- to clear off the inventory.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India's naval drill with Singapore, Thailand to end today
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A three-nation naval military exercise being conducted by India along with Thailand and Singapore in the Andaman Sea will conclude on Friday. The objective of the drill is to test maritime interoperability between the navies of the three countries in the Indian Ocean Region.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Australia, Pacific students launch global climate change protests
Canberra, Sep 20 (IANS) Tens of thousands of students in Australia and South Pacific island nations staged protests on Friday calling for urgent action on climate change ahead of the UN climate summit.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
ALERT: FM proposes to slash corporate tax for domestic companies and new domestic manufacturing companies
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2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Iyer, Pandey will keep Rahul on his toes: Ganguly
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly feels Lokesh Rahul will be kept on his toes by Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey for the no. 4 slot in ODIs, a position which has been debated a lot by the team management over the last couple of years.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
1 killed, 5 injured in Washington D.C. shooting
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting that took place about 3 km away from the White House here, police said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
#ROFL: Deepika shares meme comparing her outfit to a mop
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has taken a dig at herself after comparing one of her looks with a mop.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Rambo: Last Blood': Stallone holds his steed (IANS Review, Rating: ** and 1/2)
Film: "Rambo: Last Blood"; Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sergio Peris- Mencheta, Yvette Monreal, Adriana Barraza, Paz Vega, Oscar Jaenada, Joaquin Cosio, Genie Kim aka Yenah Han; Direction: Adrian Grunberg; Rating: ** and 1/2
2019-09-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
They may stoop low, we soar high: Akbaruddin on countering Pak
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) "They may stoop low, we soar high," will be New Delhi's strategy to counter Pakistan's propaganda at the UN General Assembly's high-level meetings next week, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin has said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rape accused BJP leader Chinmayanand from UP ashram
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Chinmayanand was arrested on Friday morning from his Mumukshu Ashram here by the Special Investigating team (SIT) probing the rape charges against him.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India gifts Gandhi Solar Park to power UN with green electricity
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN headquarters will be powered with green electricity when the Gandhi Solar Park gifted by India comes online on September 24 symbolising New Delhi's commitment to fighting climate change.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Experts panel analysing cause of Vikram's failure
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday said its own experts and a national committee of academicians are studying the cause of the failure of moon lander Vikram.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
1 killed, 5 injured in Washington shooting
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting in the US capital of Washington D.C., authorities said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google makes biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history -- made up of a 1,600-megawatt (MW) package of agreements that includes 18 new energy deals.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife
Space to top agenda in Aussie PM's meeting with Trump
Canberra, Sep 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will discuss trade opportunities in space travel and minerals such as rare earth when he meets US President Donald Trump during his official trip to Washington.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Ex-Afghan Prez asks US to resume peace talks
Kabul, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on the US government to resume peace talks with the Taliban militant group and the negotiations "should be transparent and clear".
2019-09-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Rape accused BJP leader Chinmayanand from UP ashram
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Chinmayanand was arrested on Friday morning from his Mumuksha Ashram here by the Special Investigating team (SIT) probing the rape charges against him.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cricket Australia hopeful, but won't rush into Pak 2022 tour
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts has said that they are hopeful of touring Pakistan in 2022, adding that they won't rush into a decision.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Probe launched into Australian war crimes in Afghanistan
Canberra, Sep 20 (IANS) The Australian Federal Police (AFP) on Friday confirmed that it has launched a probe into war crimes allegedly committed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Twitter allows users in US, Japan hide replies to tweets
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Twitter has rolled out a test for its users in the US and Japan where they can now hide hurtful or irrelevant replies to their tweets and fuel more positive conversations.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Neurotoxin may have caused diplomats' illness in Cuba
Ottawa, Sep 20 (IANS) Neurotoxic agents in pesticides used to eradicate mosquitoes might have caused American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba to fall ill, according to a new study.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Yogeshwar slams umpiring post Bajrang's controversial loss
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Following Bajrang Punia's controversial loss in the semi-finals of the World Wrestling Championships, star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt has questioned the umpiring standards at the ongoing event in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhastan.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
PETA lauds Air India proposal to go vegan
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has praised Air India for its proposal to serve its crew cost-effective low-fat meals in an attempt to tackle its financial crisis.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook employee dead in 'apparent suicide' at HQ
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) A Facebook employee has died in what the police described as "an apparent suicide" at the social media giant's headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1984 riots SIT yet to record statement of witnesses (IANS Special)
Kanpur, Sep 20 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed in February 2019 to reinvestigate the anti-Sikh riots cases that took place in Kanpur in 1984 after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, has not yet recorded the statement of a single witness.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UP students to discuss Article 370, triple talaq on Oct 2
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh school students will discuss the revocation of Article 370 and the act of triple talaq during competitions held to mark Gandhi Jayanti on October 2
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
On dharna since 1996, man made to call of protest
Muzaffarnagar, Sep 20 (IANS) A man, who had been on a dharna here since the past 24 years to protest against land sharks who had encroached government-owned land in his village, was made to call off his protest on Thursday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lucknow reports 125 dengue cases in 2 months
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Lucknow has reported 125 cases of dengue in two months, with 13 more patients testing positive.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Dhoni, Rohit make Kohli look good as captain, says Gambhir
Ahmedabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has taken a dig at Virat Kohli, saying the incumbent skipper is able to efficiently lead Team India because he has the likes of M.S. Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the squad.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Australia: In a first, co-captains to lead Prime Minister's XI
Melbourne, Sep 20 (IANS) Australia's Peter Siddle and Dan Christian have been appointed as the first ever co-captains of the Prime Minister's XI for their upcoming one-off T20 fixture against Sri Lanka at Canberra's Manuka Oval on October 24.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Doctor, child killed in DND accident
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a tragic accident on Friday, a child and a doctor were killed when a truck hit an ambulance they were travelling in on the Delhi Noida Direct (DND) flyway, police said.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More blackface images of Trudeau appear
Ottawa, Sep 20 (IANS) More blackface images of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appeared which have contributed to shattering the leaders progressive profile a month ahead of the countrys federal election.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Saudi drone attacks came as Aramco was preparing for IPO
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) At 3.31 a.m. and 3.42 a.m. on September 14, loud explosions shook Saudi Arabias Khurais oilfield and the Abqaiq petroleum processing facility, both owned by the state-owned Saudi Aramco oil company, often described as the Kingdoms crown jewel.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
India looks to stabilise oil supplies after Saudi drone attacks
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) India, the world's third largest oil importer, has been worried over its oil supplies following the drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field there.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Major crisis brewing in Gulf over drone attacks in Saudi Arabia
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A major crisis is brewing in the Gulf in the wake of the drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia by Yemens rebel Houthi group, which has reportedly threatened to carry out further strikes in the Kingdom as well as in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cuba calls US expulsion of 2 diplomats 'unjustified'
Havana, Sep 20 (IANS) The Cuban government has slammed the US expulsion of two Cuban diplomats in the UN and termed the move as "unjustified".
2019-09-20
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Mission Neymar was not impossible: Barcelona
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS) The possibility of signing Neymar Jr. this summer would not have affected Barcelona's bank, according to the vice president and treasurer of the board of directors Enrique Tombas.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
9,000 dengue cases reported in Pak this year
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Nearly 9,000 cases of dengue have been reported from across Pakistan this year, while 16 people lost their lives during this period.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
China to open visa office in Peshawar: Envoy
Peshawar, Sep 20 (IANS) China has decided to open a visa office in Peshawar to further boost economic relations with Pakistan, Beijing's Ambassador to Islamabad Yao Jing said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Hope it's not too late, too little (IANS Opinion)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Enough columns have been written for nearly a year, on the then-slowing-currently sinking economy. More consultation meetings have been done than actual policy initiatives.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pak activist 'escapes' to US, seeks political asylum
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistani rights activist Gulalai Ismail has "escaped" authorities in Islamabad last month and has reached the US, where she has applied for political asylum, a media report said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Imran expresses Pak's resolve to stand with Saudi
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who is on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, has expressed Islamabad's resolve to stand with the Kingdom "in the event of a threat to its sanctity and security", an official statement issued here said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Stringent orders in UP: No govt ration if one fails to pay electricity bills (IANS Exclusive)
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Stringent orders of District Magistrate (DM) in several districts of Uttar Pradesh have virtually robbed local residents of their basic civil rights. An unprecedented order of DM, Jaunpur on Wednesday says that no application relating to any welfare scheme of government including distribution of subsidised ration, would be entertained, if the resident has not paid his/her electricity bill.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Auto value chain data sold to pvt parties in breach of privacy (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With data privacy now becoming hot button, breaches too are common place. However, when the government itself decides to wilfully use data to generate revenue, then questions of propriety are raised for this is proprietary data with the right to it and ownership of it vested with the individual. With the government looking to monetise data, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had revealed in Parliament recently that the government is selling vehicle registration and driving licence data of Indians and earning money from it. It is not known whether this decision was ratified by the Law Ministry since issues of privacy are involved.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Global growth to hit 11-year low: OECD
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS) The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has predicted further slowdown in the global economy this year and in 2020, citing escalating trade tension and high policy uncertainty.
2019-09-20
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Delhi Police constable arrested on rape charges
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A Delhi Police constable has been arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for allegedly raping a minor girl.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gun legislation negotiations moving very slowly: Trump
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said bipartisan negotiations on gun reform legislation are moving "very slowly."
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Katie Price to get rid of pink cars
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Model Katie Price says she will get rid of her pink cars because they "get her into trouble".
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Drought-hit families in Bihar get Rs 3,000 each
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) The Bihar government has provided an assistance of Rs 3,000 to every family in the state affected by drought-like conditions.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
US House Speaker Pelosi unveils plan to lower drug prices
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has unveiled a long-awaited plan to lower prices for non-prescription drugs, but the proposal could face an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Senate.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
UNSC fails to adopt resolution on ceasefire in Syria's Idlib
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN Security Council has voted on two competing draft resolutions on a ceasefire in Syria's Idlib, but failed to adopt either of them.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
White House withdraws pick to lead FEMA
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The White House has withdrawn its pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
'The Zoya Factor': Works in fits and starts (IANS review; Rating: ** and 1/2)
Film: "The Zoya Factor"; Cast: Sonam K. Ahuja, Dulquer Salmaan; Director: Abhishek Sharma; Rating: ** and 1/2 (two and half stars)
2019-09-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rising onion prices bring tears to eyes
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Rising onion prices are once again bringing tears to the eyes of the people. In the last week, the price of this vegetable has increased by 40-50 per cent.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Liam Payne hasn't 'seen or heard' from Harry Styles
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne says he hasn't seen or heard from his former bandmate Harry Styles in some time, but he would definitely like the band One Direction to reunite one day.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
US stocks end mixed amid economic data
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) US stocks pared most of the early gains to close mixed amid a slew of key economic data.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
No-deal Brexit to be catastrophic: EU's Juncker
London, Sep 20 (IANS) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said that a no-deal Brexit would be "catastrophic" and he was doing "everything to get a deal".
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Trump files lawsuit in attempt to block tax returns subpoena
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Thursday in an attempt to block New York prosecutors' efforts to obtain his tax returns.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sylvester Stallone reveals physique during shopping trip
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Sylvester Stallone, 73, revealed his gym-honed body and intricate tattoos during a shopping trip here.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Guterres likely to raise Kashmir at UNGA discussions
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will use the opportunity of bilateral discussions with various leaders during the General Assembly discussions to raise the Kashmir issue, his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US stocks trade higher amid rallying tech shares
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) US stocks traded on an upbeat note on Thursday, bolstered by solid gains in major tech shares.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Dhankhar going to JU 'shocking': Trinamool
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday described as "shocking" that Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar visited Jadavpur University "without informing the elected government".
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
No MSME loans as NPA in FY20 fiscal, PSBs to hold loan melas: FM
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a public outreach exercise, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said public sector banks will organise credit "shamiana meetings" in 400 districts beginning October 3 to provide loans to NBFCs and retail borrowers, including homebuyers and farmers and banks won't declare any stressed loan account of MSMEs as NPA till March 2020 and will work on recasting their debt.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Italy welcomes forthcoming conference on Libya in Berlin
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday hailed the international conference on war-wracked Libya that Germany will host in Berlin next month, calling it "an important step towards an agreement on a ceasefire".
2019-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
5 arrested in Rs 12 lakh robbery case
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Northwest District Police said they have solved the Rs 12 lakh robbery case and arrested five men for the crime in Sadar Bazar area.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Delhi is first state to have 95 pc CNG-powered industries'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) About 95 per cent of the oil-driven industry in Delhi has been shifted its operations to CNG, making the national capital first city to do so, according to a report submitted by the Delhi Dialogue Commission to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Body found at Nagarjuna's farm of a 2016 suicide: Police
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The man, whose skeleton was found in the farm of popular Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Wednesday, had committed suicide in 2016, police said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak gives India a go-by on its cultural day in SCO drill
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan gave a go-by to India at its cultural day celebrations held on Thursday as part of the ongoing multi-nation Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) military exercise underway in Russia.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
EU must fund migrant repatriations, says Italian President
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) The European Union should shoulder the cost of sending back migrants to the bloc and needs "an automatic redistribution mechanism" to ease the burden on arrival states, Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Unesco chief condemns Pakistani TV reporter's murder
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) United Nations culture and education organisation (Unesco) chief Audrey Azoulay has called for an investigation into the killing of television journalist Mirza Waseem Baig in Pakistan's Punjab province last month.
2019-09-19
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chinese nabbed at IGI airport with gold worth Rs 2 cr
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A Chinese national was nabbed at the IGI Airport here for allegedly smuggling gold worth nearly Rs 2 crore.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak fails to move resolution on Kashmir at UNHRC meet
Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) In another setback in its attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at the global level, Pakistan could not file any resolution on the issue at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council meeting here.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tharoor repeats: 'Don't criticise Modi for everything'
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Speaking at an event here on Thursday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not be "criticised over everything," but he also asked Congressmen to engage in constructive criticism.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Delhi govt plans online portal for scholarship scheme
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After extending the benefits of the Jay Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana to all students, the Delhi government is planning to launch an online portal for it.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Rajasthan Congress divided over induction of BSP MLAs
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress is facing a tough challenge of containing infighting in the Rajasthan unit, with the latest bone of contention being the induction of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs into the party.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Punjabi Academy to publish booklet on Guru Nanak
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Punjabi Academy of the Delhi government will release a 35-page booklet in Punjabi, Hindi and English on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak on the occasion of his 550th birth anniversary.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
'Guterres likely to raise Kashmir at UNGA discussions'
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres may use the opportunity of the General Assembly discussions to raise the Kashmir issue, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Modi to hold 20 bilaterals in New York, Kashmir won't figure
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to hold around 20 bilateral meetings during his New York visit, including with US President Donald Trump, and during his UNGA speech, will focus on India's role towards development and peace and security, with no mention of Article 370 which is an "internal issue".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Kejriwal urges citizens to take part in anti-dengue drive
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) To further expand the anti-dengue drive, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged citizens to encourage at least 10 of their friends to check homes for clean stagnant water every Sunday for 10 minutes.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi BJP leader slaps wife in party office, loses post
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday removed party's Mehrauli District President Azad Singh from his post after he slapped his wife in the party office here.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBI revises norms for concurrent audit of banks
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has revised the norms of concurrent audit of banks whereby the apex bank has capped the term for concurrent auditors at three years.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ECG app, irregular rhythm notification arrive on Apple Watch in India
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) As the burden of atrial fibrillation (AFib) in India makes it an important health issue, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker on Thursday brought its much-anticipated ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature to Apple Watch users to India.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Bengal Guv rushes to save Supriyo, heckled in JU (Roundup)
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Jadavpur University, a premier educational institute, plunged into unprecedented lawlessness on Thursday, as West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had to rush to rescue Union minister Babul Supriyo - heckled, slapped, punched and detained for hours by radical Left students - but got gheraoed by the protesters while Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad activists vandalised and set fire to the union room.
2019-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress appoints poll in-charges for Maharashtra
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Looking for a comeback in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Congress on Thursday appointed five senior party leaders as election in-charges for different regions of the state.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Spectrum auction likely by January 2020'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The government is likely to complete the next telecom spectrum auction by January 2020, sources said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odd-Even violations may cost Rs 20,000 in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The amended Motor Vehicles Act, which imposes higher driving penalties from September 1, may further cause trouble for Delhi commuters during the implementation of the Odd-Even scheme as any violation in the road rationing scheme may cost people Rs 20,000, up from Rs 2,000 earlier.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two bank unions to go on strike on Oct 22
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Two major unions in the banking sector on Thursday announced that they would go on a one-day strike on October 22 protesting against the merger of government-owned banks.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
PM Modi's US visit to be agenda-heavy, CEO meet planned
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming trip to the US is set to be agenda-heavy with many issues figuring in the list of business.
2019-09-19
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
ED raids TMC MP K.D. Singh's premises
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital, the Enforcement Directorate carried out searches at the premises of Trinamool Congress MP K.D. Singh in a money laundering probe, officials said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
New terminal of Guwahati airport to complete by 2021
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) The new terminal of the international airport near Guwahati is likely to be opened by April 2021 as officials said the updated airport will be first of its kind in many aspects.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ex-BSP MP Lal Mani Prasad resigns
Basti (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 19 (IANS) In a setback to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Lal Mani Prasad, former Member of Parliament from Basti, resigned from the party on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shastri gets nostalgic, relives memory of Yuvi's 6 sixes
Mohali, Sep 19 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri went down memory lane to relieve the magic of Yuvraj Singh's six sixes against England in the inaugural World T20 which M.S. Dhoni-led India won.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
$1 bn mobile phones exported in April-July: ICEA
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India exported mobile phones worth over $1 billion in April-July of FY20, said Pankaj Mohindroo, Chairman of the India Cellular And Electronics Association (ICEA), here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
News reporter dials dead man, Twitterati in splits
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) An old video of a US news reporter recently resurfaced on Twitter and has gone viral with hilarious reactions, memes and jokes. Sara Welch of KTLA news station, made the gaffe on air saying she reportedly tried to contact a man who died in a police chase, but he was 'unavailable for comment'.
2019-09-19
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Odisha, ECoR sign MoU to develop Bhubaneswar railway station
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Odisha government and the East Cost Railway (ECoR) here on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the Rs 840 crore Bhubaneswar railway station multi-modal hub project.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
After raids, CBI summons Rajeev Kumar for questioning
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) After carrying raids across Kolkata to find former city top cop Rajeev Kumar, the CBI on Thursday again summoned him to appear for questioning on Friday morning in Saradha chit fund scam case.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After 2011 Mumbai blasts, Manmohan mulled hitting Pak: Cameron
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron, in his memoir "For the Record" released on Thursday, says that he got along well with his then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who he describes as a "saintly man". Singh had confided in him after the July 2011 Mumbai coordinated bombings, that in case of another such attack, India would have to take military action against Pakistan.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka's Dananjaya banned from bowling for a year
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya was on Thursday banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action, an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
PKL 7: Maninder shines in Bengal Warriors' win
Pune, Sep 19 (IANS) Maninder Singh was the star for Bengal Warriors as they beat Haryana Steelers 48-36 in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge, Balewadi, on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Mariano to lead La Pegasus Polo in Polo League
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Mumbai based La Pegasus Polo on Thursday announced their team for the inaugural edition of the X-treme Polo League (XPL), the first global franchise based professional League.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Goa football stadium roof unsafe for ISL matches: Congress
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The opposition in Goa on Thursday demanded a structural audit of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in South Goa ahead of the upcoming ISL tournament, alleging that a Rs 61 crore stadium repair scam had left the facility, especially its roof, in a precarious condition.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Sports
Lamba disqualified from Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba was disqualified from the Delhi Assembly by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on the grounds of defection on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chanu misses out on medal in World Weightlifting Championship
Pattaya (Thailand), Sep 19 (IANS) Ace weightlifter Mirabai Chanu missed out on a podium, finishing fourth, in the women's 49 kg event at the World Weightlifting Championship here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
After Rajnath's Tejas sortie, all eyes on Naval LCA
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) With Indian Air Force set to place orders for 83 Tejas LCA jets after pricing issue of the aircraft was resolved with its manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited earlier this month, all eyes are now on the Naval version of the fighter jet.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Need to simplify tax system, lower corporate tax: CBDT Member
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Giving a brief idea for the first time about the new Direct Tax Code (DTC), the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) member and also Convenor of the Task Force Akhilesh Ranjan on Thursday said the draft law focuses on improving litigation system and easing compliance among others.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre to SC: 20-week ceiling on abortion can't be extended
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Centre has told the Supreme Court that a pregnant woman does not have the absolute right to abort her pregnancy.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Judge, counsel have some words on Ayodhya witness's claim
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A pointed query by a Supreme Court judge on Thursday, seeking clarification on the statement of a witness who deposed claiming to have witnessed worship of Lord Ram at the disputed structure prior to 1949, led to an aggressive reply from the Muslim parties' counsel.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Need to conserve 10 % water in agriculture: Shekhawat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said here on Thursday that there is need for rational use of irrigation water and there should be at least 10 per cent reduction in the water consumed by the agriculture sector.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress for judicial probe in Assam custodial torture case
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Assam's opposition Congress on Thursday sought a judicial probe into the alleged incident of stripping and custodial torture of three sisters inside a police outpost in Assam's Darrang district.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
MCD fake toll stickers mastermind arrested
Gurugram, Sep 19 (IANS) Haryana's Gurugram police have arrested a mastermind who sold 700 MCD fake stickers to cab drivers at a low price and duped toll operators at Rajokri border of lakhs of rupees.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP made false promise on unauthorised colonies: AAP
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said the BJP had made a false promise to the people of Delhi when it said the unauthorised colonies will be regularised in six months.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NCP accuses PM of twisting Pawar's Pak remarks
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of twisting party chief Sharad Pawar's recent comments on Pakistan, at his Nashik rally on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Volatile oil prices potential risk to CAD: RBI Governor
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday said global slowdown, trade and geopolitical tensions currently pose major downside risks for the Indian economy, while volatile crude prices also have the potential to increase the country's current account deficit.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ED grills K'taka Congress MLA in case involving Shivakumar
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In more troubles for former Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar, who is currently in judicial custody, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday questioned his party MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar for over eight hours in the money laundering probe.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'US ready to stand up to Chinese challenge in Indo-Pacific'
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) China's "predatory practices" and its "repressive alternative vision" for the Indo-Pacific by seeking to "reorder the region in its favour" is causing concern in the US, and Washington is ready to "stand up to any country" that seeks to challenge the free and open order in the Indo-Pacific, a top US official has said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Rajnath opens BEL's innovation centre in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday unveiled the product development and innovation centre of the state-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) in this tech hub.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Politics
No stressed MSME to be declared NPA till March 2020: FM
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major relief for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced that stressed MSMEs would not be declared non-performing assets (NPA) till March 31, 2020.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan's foreign direct investment nosedives
Karachi, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan's foreign direct investment (FDI) has plunged by 58.4 per cent during the first two months of this fiscal year, data published by the Pakistani government has shown.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
GoM sets the ball rolling for Air India sale
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Setting the ball rolling for disinvestment of debt-ridden Air India, the Group of Ministers (GoM) led by Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday discussed issues related to sale of the national carrier and decided to expedite the process.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gehlot-Pilot turf battle gives Congress tough time
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress is facing a tough challenge of containing infighting in the Rajasthan unit. It's an open secret that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and state party chief Sachin Pilot don't see eye to eye.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Huawei unveils 5G Mate 30 series with next-gen camera tech
Munich, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese conglomerate Huawei on Thursday launched 5G-enabled "Mate 30 Series" that comes with flagship Kirin 990 5G chip, quad-camera system with "SuperSensing Cine Camera" and loads of premium features.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Germany,Technology
Iran's supreme leader approved Saudi oil attack: Report
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had approved last weekend's attack on two key Saudi Arabia oil facilities, a news report claimed on Thursday, even as tensions spiked in the Persian Gulf with Tehran warning that any attack on its territory would result in "all-out war".
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
MDL delivers second Scorpene submarine to navy
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Marking a milestone, the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) on Thursday delivered the second Scorpene class submarine 'Khanderi' of the Project 75 to the Indian Navy, an official said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Trump hints at key announcement at 'Howdy Modi' rally
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has held out the possibility of making a significant announcement when he addresses the "Howdy Modi" rally with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in Houston.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Pak fake social media accounts spread lies on Kashmir
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Fake social media accounts, often emanating from Pakistan, continue to paint a grim picture of Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Govt mulling insurance cover to all J&K sarpanchs
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The government is mulling Rs 4 lakh insurance cover to the all sarpanchs in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir who are vulnerable to terror attacks, senior Home Ministry officials said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unidentified body found at Nagarjuna's farmhouse
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The decompsed body of an unknown person was found in the farmhouse of popular Telugu actor Nagarjuna on the outskirts of Hyderabad, police said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Daughter's shooting hobby gets Delhi Police inspector suspended (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A video of Delhi Police Sub-Inspector Dinesh Kumar has gone viral on social media in which his daughter is seen practicing in a North West District police line shooting range in the capital with the service revolver of her father.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Sachin dissects Smith's batting, analyses reason for success
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar dissected Australian batsman Steve Smith's batting in the Ashes, analysing his technique and reason for success over five tests.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
From 'Danga Babu' to yellow flowers: How Mamata changed in 15 months?
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a quintessential rebel and a known Modi baiter, was in Delhi to meet someone who she doesn't see eye to eye with - Narendra Modi. But as she met the Prime Minister on Wednesday to urge changing her state's name from West Bengal to Bangla, and then met Amit Shah on Thursday to express 'concern' over NRC, her demeanour softened much.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 'Australian tax officials' who conned NRI actress held (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Three men who defrauded NRI actress Isha Sharvani and many other Australian residents of crores of rupees by pretending to be tax officials have been arrested as Delhi Police's Cyber Crime Unit busted their fake call centre here, police said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Diaspora
Despite ban, vaping devices still available on Amazon.in
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after the government decided to ban e-cigarettes and hookah bars, vaping devices were still being sold on Amazon.in.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
CBI chargesheets 27 in Kerala BMS leader's murder case
Ernakulam, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a charge sheet against 27 people, including people associated with the Communist Party Of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kerala in the 2012 murder case of a Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) leader, the labour wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).
2019-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata's journey from enfant terrible to picture of all courtesy
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee, a quintessential rebel, was here on Wednesday to meet her political bĂȘte noire Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On Thursday, the firebrand Bengal leader met her another political foe Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab schoolgirls to get mobile phones
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Thursday approved modalities for distribution of smartphones among girl students of class XI and XII, to pave the way for implementation of the scheme from December.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Winning at any cost philosophy won't work for long
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) The approach of winning at any cost at the workplace can get you short-term gains but could spell long-term disaster, say researchers.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan as planned
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka's upcoming tour of Pakistan will go ahead as planned, an ICC statement said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat HC clears land acquisition for bullet train
Ahmedabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Thursday gave clearance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious bullet train project as it rejected over 59 out of 61 petitions filed by farmers against the land acquisition process and "inadequate" compensation.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
China ready to mass produce self-developed LCD screen
Hefei (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's first self-developed 8.5 generation TFT-LCD panel, or thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panel, rolled off the production line in Bengbu in east China's Anhui Province, paving the way for mass production.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Technology
SC to hear BCCI matter on Friday, state bodies optimistic
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a positive development for the state associations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court will hear their pleas on Friday. A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao will hear the matter and this comes as a ray of hope for the distressed state bodies who were being compelled to follow a deadline for elections despite the fact that crucial issues remained unaddressed.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pak-British author stripped of award for pro-Palestine views
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A German organisation has withdrawn its decision to confer its award to Pakistani-origin British author Kamila Shamsie, citing her anti-Israel stance as the reason behind it, according to a report in the Pakistani media.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Mamata cries 'political vendetta' at reporter's question
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's tiff with the media is not new. On Thursday, after meeting Home Minister Amit Shah, she accused a news channel of "running propaganda".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi never recognised Gandhi, just wants votes: Gehlot
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said the state will celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary for the next one year to educate the new generation about Gandhi at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his supporters are referring to his name just for the "sake of votes".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
5 successful test-flights of Astra missile conducted
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) conducted five successful test-flights of air-to-air missile Astra between September 16 and 19 over the Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast, officials said here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Supriyo's detention a reflection on Bengal law & order: Guv
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Taking a serious view of the "unlawful detention" of Union minister Babul Supriyo by a section of Jadavpur University (JU) students in the campus, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday said it was a "serious reflection" on the state's law and order.
2019-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Lamba disqualified from Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba was disqualified from the Delhi Assembly by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on the grounds of defection on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nikhil D'souza unveils his 1st solo non-film Hindi song
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Nikhil Dsouza, known for hit Bollywood songs like "Shaam", "Mere bina" and "O gujariya", has come out with his first solo non-film Hindi song titled "Sitaare".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Need indigenous cutting-edge tech to save forex: Rajnath
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) It is necessary for India to develop indigenous cutting-edge technologies to save precious foreign exchange, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said while addressing a Special Session of the Annual Engineers' Conclave in Bengaluru on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Karnataka bats for investments beyond choked Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) As India's tech hub is bursting at seams and reeling under infrastructure woes, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday told the IT and biotech sectors to look beyond choked Bengaluru and invest in tier-2 and tier-3 cities across the southern state for uniform growth and all-round development cost-effectively.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Two new court rooms created in SC
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after President Kovind appointed four new judges to the top court, the Supreme Court on Thursday announced the creation of two new court rooms in the premises.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
ED attaches properties of Jharkhand maoists in PMLA case
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major crackdown against the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) group in Jharkhand, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 2.89 crore of maoists Binod Kumar Ganjhu, Pradeep Ram and their family members in its money laundering probe.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Eros Now, Microsoft to develop next-gen online video platform
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Over-the-top (OTT) video platform Eros Now on Thursday joined hands with Microsoft to build a next-generation online video platform on the latter's cloud computing service "Azure".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Punia, Ravi seal Tokyo berths, to fight for bronze on Friday
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 19 (IANS) Ace Indian grapplers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya on Thursday secured two quotas for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after entering the semi-finals of their respective events at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships. In the semis though, both wrestlers lost their bouts and will now fight for bronze on Friday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Sanjay Kapoor: Got chance to bond with Sonam on 'The Zoya Factor' set
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Kapoor features in the film "The Zoya Factor", starring niece Sonam Kapoor. He says as uncle and niece, they got a chance to spend quality time, and working with family member is always a good idea.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Human-elephant conflict taking heavy toll in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The death toll due to human-elephant conflict is increasing every year in Chhattisgarh. As least 65 people and 14 elephants get killed in the state every year, a government report said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Soha Ali Khan: Parenthood brought change in my habits
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress and author Soha Ali Khan has lent support for a new health awareness campaign, and says that since the birth of her daughter Inaaya, a lot of change has happened in her daily life, and she is trying to set a good example for her daughter with her own lifestyle.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Your life now an open book, Snowden says in memoir
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Close to two decades since the 9/11 attacks, the surveillance system built by the US spy agencies has become so sophisticated that they can access every single detail about you, irrespective of your location, whistleblower Edward Snowden says in his much-awaited memoir "Permanent Record" released this week.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
CBI raids Kolkata locations in hunt for Rajeev Kumar
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday raided various locations here, looking for the elusive senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, wanted by the federal agency in connection with the Saradha Ponzi scam probe.
2019-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Avika Gor: I am crazy about Punjabi songs
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Avika Gor of "Balika Vadhu" fame is set to feature in the video of a song that has a Punjabi touch. She says she loves Punjabi songs.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajkummar Rao: My parents were proud of me being an actor
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao got really emotional talking about his deceased parents at the trailer launch of his upcoming film "Made in China" on Wednesday in Mumbai. He said that his parents were really proud of him after he became an actor and it gave them joy.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China tells US to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China on Thursday strongly urged the US to respect the Asian nation's sovereignty and immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Politics
23 AMU engineering students selected via campus placement
Aligarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Noida-based CINIF Technologies said on Thursday that it has selected a total of 23 final year students of B Tech, BE and Diploma in Engineering branches from the Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET) and University Polytechnic through a campus placement drive.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpayee urge Indians to take part in Global Climate Strike
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The latest Bollywood celebrities to protest the destruction of Aarey forest for the sake of Mumbai Metro are actors Manoj Bajpayee and Diz Mirza.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
R.K.S. Bhadauria to be the next IAF chief
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, who was extensively involved in the flights of the LCA Tejas' initial prototypes and has over 4,250 hours of 26 different fighter and transport aircraft, was on Thursday named as the next chief of the Indian Air Force.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Liquor bottles destroyed in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand Excise Department on Thursday destroyed bottles of Indian made foreign liquor and beer in Giridih district.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mouni Roy loving the magical touch of 'Made In China'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Mouni Roy is happy with the positive response to the trailer of "Made In China", and says the film has got a magical touch.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ishaan Khatter: Winning Best Male Debut at IIFA is 'truly special'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Shahid Kapoor's half-brother Ishan Khatter says he feels "truly special" winning the Best Male Debut award at the India International Film Academy (IIFA) awards. The win was all the more emotional because he received tghe trophy from his star brother Shahid.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Eyes on JK drivers as Rally of Jodhpur kicks off on Saturday
Jodhpur, Sep 19 (IANS) JK Tyre Motorsport drivers will push for supremacy in the Rally of Jodhpur, Round 3 of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship that gets under way on Saturday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Motorsports
B'wood superstar Akshay Kumar has a namesake actor in London!
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has a namesake in East London who is also incidentally in the same profession, and Internet is highly confused.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Apple files to trademark the 'Slofie' name
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Apple has applied for a US trademark on 'Slofie', potentially giving the company control over the word's usage.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
R.K.S. Bhadauria to be the next IAF chief
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria will take over as the next chief of the Indian Air Force on October 1, an official statement said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Lata Mangeshkar recalls close family ties with Veer Savarkar
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar went down memory lane on Thursday and recalled the close bond between her family and freedom fighter Veer Savarkar.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pak's service charge for Kartarpur like 'Jazia': Punjab CM
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) Comparing it with 'Jazia', a tax imposed in earlier times on non-Muslims in Muslim countries, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday reiterated his demand for immediate withdrawal by Pakistan of the proposed facilitation charges on visitors to the historic Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Baloch activists urge Modi to raise rights abuse at UN
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Baloch Human Rights activist Ashraf Bamoch has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the issue of Balochistan and human rights violation there at all international fora.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
IPL registers 13.5% growth in 2019 as compared to 18.87% in 2018
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen its growth slow down to 13.5 percent in the overall value this year, according to the Duff & Phelps IPL Brand Valuation report 2019. The league saw 18.87 percent growth in brand valuation in 2018 and in 2017 was valued at Rs 33,912.34 crore approximately.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
ALERT: R.K.S. Bhadauria appointed next IAF chief
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2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Nadeem Saifi wants to promote new talent through upcoming projects
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Composer Nadeem Saifi has said that there is an ocean of talent in India, and he now wants to promote new talent through his upcoming projects.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gujarat HC clears land acquisition for bullet train
Ahmedabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Thursday gave full clearance to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious bullet train project as it rejected over 100 petitions filed by farmers against the land acquisition process and "inadequate" compensation.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ronaldo looking for 'Edna', girl who gave him free burgers
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Football star Cristiano Ronaldo in his recent interview with Piers Morgan revealed about his humble background and how he and his friends begged for free burgers from McDonald's when they were 11.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Two held in Hindu girl student's death in Sindh
Larkana (Pakistan), Sep 19 (IANS) Sindh Province Police claimed to have arrested at least two suspects in connection with the death of a Hindu medical girl student Nimrita Kumari, who was found dead in a hostel room under mysterious circumstances at the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) in Larkana a few days ago.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Look out notice against Kerala nurses panel officials
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) The Centre has issued a look out notice against Jasmin ASha, national president of the United Nurses Association (UNA), and three others for an alleged Rs 3 crore financial fraud.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
Abuja, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 9 people were killed in an attack suspected to have been carried out by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sharath-Sathiyan pair enters Asian quarters
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Indias doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and A. Sharath Kamal entered the quarterfinals beating Mahfoodh Sayed Murtadha and Rashed Rashed of Bahrain 11-8, 11-6, 11-3 in the 24th ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships, at Yogyakarta on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Over 20,000 flood victims trapped in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Over 20,620 victims in Thailand are awaiting evacuations from floods caused by tropical storms that have so far killed 34 people, officials said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Lamba disqualified from Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba was here on Thursday disqualified from the Delhi Assembly by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on the grounds of defection.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varanasi DM injured in wall collapse
Varanasi, Sep 19 (IANS) Varanasi's District Magistrate Surendra Singh suffered minor injuries as a wall collapsed as he was distributing relief supplies here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
39 mob lynching incidents in two and a half months in Bihar
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite its best efforts, the police has not been able to curb mob lynching incidents in the state.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM Modi's US visit from September 21-27
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the US September 21-27, during which he will address the 'Howdy Modi' mega diaspora event in Houston, to be also attended by US President Donald Trump, and he will also address the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Mindtree opens European headquarters in London
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Bangalore-based Mindtree, a global technology services company, here on Thursday announced opening of new European headquarters in London.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
UK court extends Nirav Modi's custody till Oct 17
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A UK court extended the judicial custody of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi till October 17, in connection with the Punjab National Bank fraud case, he on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Markram, Mulder slam tons as SA 'A' fight back against Ind 'A'
Mysuru, Sep 19 (IANS) Skipper Aiden Markram slammed 161 in the lead-up to the Test series while all-rounder Wiaan Mulder also scored a hundred to take South Africa 'A' to 400 against India 'A' on Day 3 of the second unofficial Test on Thursday. At stumps, India 'A' were on 14/0, still leading by 31 runs with Priyank Panchal (9 batting) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (5 batting) at the crease.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Amarinder inspects construction work of Kartarpur corridor
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) With less than two months to go for the historic 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday took stock of the ongoing construction work for the Kartarpur corridor.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
10 shortlisted writers to attend JLF's Jaipur Bookmark in Jan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ten shortlisted writers will be invited to attend the Jaipur BookMark (JBM) January 22 to 25, 2020, that runs parallel to the JLF to "not just to undergo mentorship but also individually pitch their work to national and international experts from the industry, with a chance to even sign a book deal," the organisers said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dulquer Salmaan: I am not a huge cricket fan
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salmaan, who plays a cricketer in the upcoming film "The Zoya Factor", says he is not an avid cricket watcher.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Can't do high heels: Swara shares footwear woes
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Ditching high heels, Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker walked the green carpet for an event here bare foot.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Posters seeking ban on Digvijaya's entry to temples in MP
Bhopal, Sep 19 (IANS) Posters seeking a ban on the entry of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh into temples were put up at several temples, here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Varun Dhawan to give a platform to street dancers
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) "Street Dancer 3D" actor Varun Dhawan is set to provide a platform to street dancers from different parts of India.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ranveer Singh to get wax statue at Madame Tussauds
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) "Mama, were going to London," said actor Ranveer Singh about getting his wax statue at Madame Tussauds.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ayushmann to romance Jitendra Kumar in 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) After portraying a person with erectile dysfunction in "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", actor Ayushmann Khurrana plays a homosexual who will romance newbie Jitendra Kumar in Aanand L Rai's "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood