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Delhi cop killed after fight with neighbour
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A Sub-Inspector of the Delhi police was beaten to death by his neighbour on Sunday in East Delhi after the officer protested against the assailant illegally selling liquor in the area, a police officer said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exit polls have been wrong many times earlier: Gehlot
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) Contending that exit polls have proven wrong many times, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said that Congress shall present a good performance in Lok Sabha elections as the results come out on May 23.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Pranab hails Election Commission for its perfect role
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday hailed the Election Commission for "perfectly" conducting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and said democracy succeed in India due to perfect conduct of polls by various Election Commissioners.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
I'm very careful about respecting women: Vivek Oberoi
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) In wake of women panels condemning Vivek Oberoi's tweet on exit polls as "disrespectful" to the dignity of women, the actor said he has always been careful about respecting the opposite gender.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
UN condemns killing of two reporters in Pakistan
Paris, May 20 (IANS/AKI) United Nations cultural organisation Unesco chief Audrey Azoulay on Monday deplored the recent murder of two journalists in Pakistan and urged their killers to be brought to justice.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
FAO urges nations across world to support agroforestry
Montpellier (France), May 20 (IANS/AKI) More robust policy support is needed to reap the benefits of growing trees near crops and livestock, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation said at an agro-forestry summit in France on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Campaign launched to check wildlife smuggling through airports
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) UN Environment India and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) on Monday launched an awareness campaign for the protection of wildlife in the backdrop of rising illegal wildlife trade through airports, as per an official statement.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Order CBI probe in fake document case against Cardinal'
Kochi, May 20 (IANS) A section of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church on Monday demanded either a CBI or a judicial probe into the fake document case to defame its Cardinal, Archbishop George Alencherry.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Opposition parties to approach EC on Tuesday
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A delegation of opposition parties will meet the Election Commission on Tuesday to complain about the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and the VVPAT slips.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flash Electronics files suit against Royal Enfield in US for patent infringement
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Electric auto components maker Flash Electronics India on Monday said it has filed a law suit against Eicher Motors Ltd's Royal Enfield in the US for alleged patent infringement of a component used in two-wheeler vehicles.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Data of Instagram influencers leaked, traced to India
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) Personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers stands exposed on Instagram in a massive database that has been traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox, TechCrunch reported on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
Opposition parties reject exit polls
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Terming exit polls in the past as "inconsistent" and "incorrect", the opposition parties have played down the predictions for the Lok Sabha elections, claiming that the actual results to be announced on May 23 would be different.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls can still go wrong: political experts
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A day after exit polls predicted a majority for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, some political experts said the result was still not a foregone conclusion and that the Balakot air strike may not play a major role in the final poll outcome.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trinamool tries 'ice cream & snacks' tactic in Bengal bypolls
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has been accused of influencing voters by offering them "ice cream and snacks" and "free transport" to the polling stations in some areas during the assembly by-polls in Naoda and Kandi constituencies in Murshidabad district on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Serendipity's three-month art residency begins
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The third edition of the Dharti Arts Residency, a leading three-month artists' residency by Serendipity Arts Foundation, started Monday with four emerging artists kickstarting work on their unique ideas.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
New system of measurement units now operational
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The new System of Units (SI) to measure weight, temperature, amount of substance, and current came into operation in India from Monday on the occasion of the World Metrology Day, an official release said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
Congress rejects BJP's demand to hold special Assembly session in MP
Bhopal, May 20 (IANS) The Congress has rejected the BJP's demand to hold a special session of the state Assembly in Madhya Pradesh to discuss issues of urgent public interest.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
NGT seeks report from DDA on conserving Neela Hauz lake
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Monday sought an action-taken report from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) regarding rejuvenation of the Neela Hauz lake in south Delhi.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
200 companies of central forces to stay in Bengal till May 27
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) As many as 200 companies of central armed paramilitary forces (CAPFs) will remain deployed in West Bengal till May 27 in a bid to curb any post-poll violence that might occur in the state, Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Dental care helps drug abuse patients recover: Study
New York, May 20 (IANS) Oral health care not only helps drug abuse patients recover physically but also improves their quality of life, suggests a new study.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Missing Goa rape victim traced, CM applauds police
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) The rape victim who had gone missing days before the May 19 Panaji Assembly by-election has been traced to a friend's house in North Goa, police said here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BCCI CEO Johri wants increment, officials question validity (Lead with correction in para 1)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri who is paid an annual gross salary of Rs 5,76,36,000 other than the allowances and other benefits, has requested the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look into his increment process and the same is set to be discussed during the meeting of the committee on May 21 in the Capital. With CoA chief Vinod Rai giving the go-ahead to Johri's request for immediate attention, the matter is set to be brought up when the three committee members -- Rai, Diana Edulji and Ravi Thodge meet on Tuesday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NIA raids 10 places in TN in Islamic State module case
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday carried out searches at 10 places in Tamil Nadu in connection with the investigation into an Islamic State module case, where few people conspired to raise funds and wage armed struggle against the state.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More outperformance 'if' exit polls prove right: Brokerages
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Indian markets will move further ahead if the exit polls prove right, but investors must still be cautious till May 23 as exit polls have a mixed record, said various brokerage firms.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Kashmir University given prestigious A+ grade by NAAC
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) The National Assessment and Accreditation Committee (NAAC) has awarded the prestigious A+ grade to the University of Kashmir, it was announced on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
First surgical strike was carried out in September 2016: top army commander
Jammu, May 20 (IANS) The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the northern command, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh said on Monday that the first surgical strike by the Indian Army was carried out in September, 2016, following the Uri terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Thakur's secretary writes to BCCI Ombudsman on 'illegal' termination
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Krishna Pophale, the executive assistant to former BCCI President Anurag Thakur, has filed a complaint with BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain to look into his termination by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Court questions Punjab, Haryana on free power to rich farmers
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday questioned Punjab and Haryana governments on free or subsidized power given to rich farmers.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kakrapar nuclear power reactor to be synchronised with grid next week
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The first 220 MW nuclear power plant at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1) will be synchronised with the grid next week and power generation will be increased after that, a senior official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Manipur Police, Sethu FC to clash in IWL final
Ludhiana, May 20 (IANS) Manipur Police made their way to the Indian Women's League (IWL) final after a thrilling performance that saw them beat Gokulam Kerala FC 4-2 despite being one player down in the second half at the Guru Nanak Stadium, here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Trai to focus on limited issue of regulatory imbalance between OTTs telcos: Chairman
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Telecom regulator Trai on Monday said the scope of its consultation process on over-the-top applications (OTTs) is limited to examine if there are any regulatory imbalances between telecom service providers (TSPs) and OTT players and will see if it can come out with a regulation or recommendation or order on the issue in the next one month.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kylian Mbappe hints at moving away from PSG
Paris, May 20 (IANS) Paris St-Germain's (PSG) star striker Kylian Mbappe has put his future with the French champions in doubt with his comments after he won the National Union of Professional Footballers' (UNFP) Ligue 1 Player and Young Player of the Year awards on Sunday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Indian Terrain signs up with Dhoni, to expand network
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) With the signing of Indian cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador, men's wear major Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd plans to double its retail network to 300 outlets as it looks at a turnover of Rs 650 crore in three years time, a senior company official said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Grenade attack on J&K police station
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) Militants hurled a grenade at the Shopian police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday evening but it did not cause any damage or casualties, police said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EVMs have no role in exit polls: Jaitley's swipe at opposition
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday took a swipe at the opposition parties, saying the EVMs have no role in exit polls and if the results are in the same direction, their "fake" issue would also lose its non-existent rationale.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra promulgates ordinance for SEBC quota in medical education
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Spelling relief to around 250 post-graduate students on the warpath since nearly a fortnight, Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao on Monday signed an ordinance to provide benefit of reservations in admissions to social and educationally backward classes in medical and dental undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Congress office bears deserted look after exit polls
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A day after the exit polls predicted a thumping victory for the BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress office in the national capital wore a deserted look.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP upbeat post exit polls, Trinamool circumspect
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Fresh from their exit poll high, the BJP remained jubilant a day after the elections ended in West Bengal, while the Trinamool Congress continued to turn a blind eye towards the predictions, although there was a mood of despondency.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Government to sell up to 25% in RailTel
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The government is looking at listing Railtel, the telecom arm of the Indian Railways, on the bourses by September to off-load up to 25 per cent of its stake and has invited merchant bankers to join it by the second week of next month to take the process forward.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP confident of smashing decade-old trend in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) With the exit polls largely giving a major seat share to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan, the saffron outfit is confident of shattering the decade-old trend of the ruling party having an edge over the opposition in the Lok Sabha elections in the state.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Glass piece in burger' complaint against Burger King outlet
Pune, May 20 (IANS) A complaint by a customer alleging a glass pieces being found in a burger at a Burger King outlet here last week is being investigated, a police official said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
72.25% Himachal voters cast vote to select four MPs
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh registered 72.25 per cent polling, which was 7.80 per cent higher than 64.45 per cent witnessed in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Chief Electoral Officer Devesh Kumar said, here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
'Indian food service sector size Rs 4 lakh cr, employs 7.3 mn'
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Riding on urbanisation, rising income levels and improved investment climate, India's food service sector has grown at 11 per cent in the last three years and is estimated at Rs 423,865 crore in 2018-19, proving employment to some 7.3 million people, a report released on Monday said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IFA secretary not to contest for fresh term
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Utpal Ganguli, secretary of the Indian Football Association (IFA), the parent body of the sport in West Bengal, on Monday said he would not contest for a fresh term due to personal reasons.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Exit polls: Nifty ends with largest point gain since 2008 (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) The Nifty on Monday advanced by a massive 421.10 points to 11,828.25, its largest gain since 2008, as exit polls showed the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance getting a comfortable majority in the just-concluded general election.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Greater Noida house of IPS officer was den of drug cartel
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) In a house belonging to an IPS officer, who had rented it out, ran an international drug cartel for over two years till it was busted a few days back.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jobs, economic issues and Rafale got little traction among voters
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Unemployment, price rise, demonetisation and GST, the economic issues that the Congress party had raised in the course of the Lok Sabha campaign, fell in significance as the seven-phase elections progressed, a post poll survey by CSDS-Lokniti has revealed.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rs 19.40 lakh psychotropic drugs seized in Guwahati
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Assam Police has seized over 2.60 lakh psychotropic tablets and 4,700 bottles of cough syrup, valued at Rs 19.40 lakh, from an unauthorised godown in the Hojai district and arrested the owner of the storage, said an official on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exit polls make mixed predictions for Andhra Assembly polls
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) While a majority of the exit polls predicted victory for BJP-led NDA at the Centre, they were divided on the likely outcome in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections which were held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Satta bazars too see BJP winning but gives fewer seats than pollsters
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Like most pollsters, various 'satta bazars' too have stuck to a BJP win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections but expect the party tally to be fewer than predicted in the exit polls.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will Microsoft block Windows updates to Huawei laptops?
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) After Google, Microsoft may take a call on Windows 10 updates to Huawei laptops, the media reported on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Shankar Dayal Sharma was Sonia's first choice as PM in 1991 (IANS Special)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) After Rajiv Gandhi's tragic death mid way through his 1991 election campaign in Sriperumbudur, the Congress party came to power with 244 seats. It was a unique election for it was split into two parts, one before his assassination and the other after. A day after the first round of polling took place on May 20, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was killed. The remaining election days were postponed until mid-June and voting finally took place on June 12 and 15. Voting was the lowest ever in parliamentary elections with just 53 per cent of the electorate exercising their right to vote.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Q4 GDP growth may have slowed down to 6.3%: sources
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Battered by a severe slowdown, the Indian economy is expected to grow slower at 6.3 per cent in the January-March quarter of fiscal year 2018-19, clocking the lowest expansion in six quarters.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
JNU reply sought in case of sexual harassment by professor
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to file a reply on a plea seeking early hearing on a contempt petition filed against the varsity and Professor Atul Johri, who is accused of sexual harassment.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Honor 20 series to be available only on Flipkart
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand HONOR on Monday announced its upcoming HONOR 20 series would be available exclusively on Flipkart.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
South Gujarat farmers sending fodder to help cattle herders
Ahmedabad, May 20 (IANS) A farmers association in south Gujarat has come to the aid of scores of cattle herders, who walked over 350 km from the parched Kutch to Sanand town near here, by providing them 20,000 kg feed daily for their cattle.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
KASHMIR'S CHANGING TERROR MATRIX-1: Islamic State enlarges footprint in Valley of Death (IANS Investigation)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) As door 1 with Pakistan proxies supported by local hawks Hurriyat closes, door 2 with Islamic Caliphate written on it opens in what is a brutal cage match which has more or less eviscerated the lives of the Kashmiris in the Valley.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Trump lashes out at press over coverage of his finances
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, apparently unhappy about the media's coverage of his finances, on Monday said that he did not need banks to do business.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Flash Electronics files suit against Royal Enfield in US
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Electric auto components maker Flash Electronics India on Monday said it has filed a law suit against Eicher Motors' Royal Enfield in the US for alleged patent infringement of a component used in two-wheeler vehicles.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Was not aware of captaincy change: Afghan coach Simmons
London, May 20 (IANS) Coach Phil Simmons was not given any reasons when the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) decided to change the captain, months ahead of the World Cup, but the West Indian said he was trying to ensure that the change didn't impact their preparations.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
What Google Android restrictions mean for Huawei
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) After Samsung, Huawei has the biggest share in the global smartphone market but it now faces a huge challenge after Google barred the Chinese giant from some updates to the Android operating system.
2019-05-20
Category: International, India,Technology
After coffee cup, GoT fans find water bottles in finale
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Two weeks after fans discovered a coffee cup in a "Game of Thrones" scene, the final episode left them talking about a couple of water bottles that the makers of the fantasy drama series appeared to have forgotten to remove.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Vivek Oberoi's tweet draws ire from women panels
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday sought a response from actor Vivek Oberoi for his "misogynistic" tweet on exit polls. Earlier the Maharashtra State Women's Commission (MSWC) had found the post "disrespectful" to the dignity of women.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Walking, cycling reduce obesity risk in kids: Study
London, May 20 (IANS) Do your children go to school walking or riding a bicycle? If your anser is in affirmative, then they are less likely to be obese than those who use car or public transport, suggests a new study.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
SC to hear Centre's plea in black money case on Tuesday
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court order, which has ruled that the black money law can't have a retrospective effect, that is, it cannot be applied prior to April 1, 2016, as fixed by Parliament.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amul milk prices hiked by Rs 2 a litre across country
Anand (Gujarat), May 20 (IANS) Amul Milk prices have been hiked by Rs 2 a litre with effect from Tuesday across all its six brands sold in major markets of Delhi NCR, Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Serendipity's three-month art residency begins
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The third edition of the Dharti Arts Residency, a leading three-month artists' residency by Serendipity Arts Foundation, started Monday with four emerging artists kickstarting work on their unique ideas.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rajasthan's Phalodi now betting big on government change in MP
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) With exit polls predicting a clear majority for the NDA, bookies in Rajasthan's betting town, Phalodi, are now betting big on change of government in Madhya Pradesh.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Naidu meets Mamata in Kolkata to discuss post-poll strategy
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee met here on Monday to discussed the prospects of the post-poll alliance of the opposition parties against the BJP, sources said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Singapore-bound Scoot flight makes emergency landing at Chennai
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) A Singapore-bound Scoot Airlines flight, with 171 people on board, was forced to land in Chennai Airport on Monday after a smoke alarm in its cargo bay.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
BCCI thanks poll panel for smooth conduct of IPL
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday thanked Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Minister of State for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for helping in the smooth conduct of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Nyra Banerjee having 'too much fun' playing bad
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actress Nyra Banerjee is set to show her negative avatar on the show "Divya Drishti". She says she is having too much fun playing the character.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
UP Governor asks CM to take action in IMT land case
Ghaziabad, May 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Monday granted permission to probe the land allotment to the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), claimed Municipal Councillor and RTI activist Rajendra Tyagi.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
Dhoni hints at post-retirement plans
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A lot has been said about former India captain MS Dhoni's retirement and the stumper has now himself fuelled the debate by revealing what he might opt to do after he calls it a day.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Even police is not safe in Delhi: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday condemned the killing of a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector and questioned who will be responsible for the safety of the people in the city when even police is not safe here.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Maharashtra women's panel terms Vivek Oberoi's tweet 'disrespectful'
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra State Women's Commission (MSWC) has found Vivek Anand Oberoi's tweet on exit polls as "disrespectful" to the dignity of women and plans to take action against the actor, its chief said here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
BCCI CEO Johri wants increment, officials question validity
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri who is paid an annual gross salary of Rs. 5,76,36,000 crore other than the allowances and other benefits, has requested the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look into his increment process and the same is set to be discussed during the meeting of the committee on May 21 in the Capital. With CoA chief Vinod Rai giving the go-ahead to Johri's request for immediate attention, the matter is set to be brought up when the three committee members -- Rai, Diana Edulji and Ravi Thodge meet on Tuesday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pragya apologises for poll remarks, adopts silence
Bhopal, May 20 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Bhopal parliamentary seat, apologised on Monday for her statements during the poll campaign. She has also adopted silence.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
After VP Naidu, Gadkari questions accuracy of exit polls
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A day after Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu mocked the exit polls, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the exit polls are not the "final decision" but indicate that the BJP will once again come to power.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Djokovic remains world No. 1 despite loss in Rome
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Novak Djokovic kept his lead in the latest ATP men's tennis rankings even after he lost to Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final of the Italian Open.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Indian Terrain signs up with Dhoni, to expand network
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) With the signing of Indian cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador, men's wear major Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd plans to double its retail network to 300 outlets as it looks at a turnover of Rs 650 crore in three year's time, a senior company official said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Ananya gets playful with SRK's son AbRam
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) "Student Of The Year 2" actress Ananya Panday, who is said to have called Shah Rukh Khan her "second dad" recently, got playful with the superstar's youngest son AbRam.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MNM lodges complaint against Tamil Nadu Minister
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Monday lodged a police complaint against Tamil Nadu Minister for Milk and Rural Development Rajenthra Bhalaji for criminal intimidation and defamation of its founder actor-politician Kamal Haasan.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Former Kolkata police chief moves SC for protection from arrest
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Monday moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking protection from arrest by the CBI in the Saradha scam chit fund case.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Iran dismisses Trump's 'genocidal taunts'
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Iran on Monday dismissed US President Donald Trump's "genocidal taunts" and warned him not to threaten the country.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
India eves beat S Korea 2-1 in tour opener (Correction in Para 2)
Jincheon (South Korea), May 20 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team edged past hosts South Korea 2-1 in their first game of the three-match bilateral series, here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Hockey
New Ukraine President announces elections (2nd Lead)
Kiev (Ukraine), May 20 (IANS) Comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky announced parliamentary elections during his swearing in as Ukraine's new President on Monday. The election may take place in October.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Congress, JD-S call for end to verbal sparring in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) Ahead of the results for Karnataka's 28 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday, the warring Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) ruling allies in the state on Monday called for a 'ceasefire' amid acrimonious remarks against each other by leaders of both parties.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
For weavers of Varanasi, there is sorrow in warp and weft
Power thrills... and it also kills.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Phoebe Waller-Bridge wanted to be a boy
London, May 20 (IANS) Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she wanted to be a boy when she was younger.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Opposition still feels NDA will fall short, says alternative needs to be ready
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Even as the exit polls predicted a majority for the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha elections, the Opposition camp is convinced that the BJP-led coalition will fall short of numbers, due to which they are making an effort to cobble up an alternative.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Several injured in West Bengal post-poll violence
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Several persons were injured in post-poll clashes between political parties in two districts of West Bengal, police said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Chandrababu Naidu reaches Kolkata to meet Mamata
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu reached here on Monday to hold a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Naidu 'cent per cent' sure of TDP retaining power in Andhra
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Unfazed by the exit polls which predicted that the YSR Congress Party will storm to power in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he was "cent per cent" sure of his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) retaining power.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019
Style is an extension of one's personality: Dhoni
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni says his personal style has evolved over the years, but his love for minimalism has prevailed.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Akbar denies meeting Ramani at Oberoi hotel
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Monday denied meeting journalist Priya Ramani for a job interview at The Oberoi hotel in Mumbai in December 1993 and asking her personal, rather than professional questions.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All eyes on Gayatri Gopichand in junior badminton meet
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) All eyes will be on the under-19 girls singles top seed Pullela Gayatri Gopichand, daughter of India coach Pullela Gopichand, at the Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament, starting here on Tuesday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Sepsis subtypes identified, different remedies stressed
New York, May 20 (IANS) Sepsis is not a single syndrome but multiple distinct conditions much like cancer, suggest researchers.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sexual harassment charge filed against Tripura MLA
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) Tripura Police have launched a probe after a tribal girl filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a legislator belonging to the ruling alliance partner IPFT, an official said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook releases maps to help fight disease outbreak
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) In a bid to fight disease outbreaks, Facebook has built new maps that can help its health partners better understand where people live, how they are moving and whether they have connectivity.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
'Sadak 2' to arrive in July 2020
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) "Sadak 2", which will see Mahesh Bhatt back in the director's chair after almost 20 years, will release on July 10, 2020 instead of March next year.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Economist Piketty to study Kerala model of growth
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a nodal officer would be appointed to help eminent economist Thomas Piketty to study the state's model of growth.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Politics
249 Turkish foreign ministry personnel to be arrest
Ankara (Turkey), May 20 (IANS) Turkish prosecutors on Monday issued arrest warrants for 249 foreign ministry personnel over their suspected links to the Gulen Movement.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP delegation meets EC top brass, demands re-poll in Bengal
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A BJP delegation on Monday met top Election Commission officials and demanded re-polling where violence had taken place during all phases of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal and requested deployment of central forces till the model code of conduct is in force.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India eves beat South Korea 2-1 in tour opener
Jincheon (South Korea), May 20 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team edged past hosts South Korea 2-1 in their first game of the three-match bilateral series, here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Asia,South Korea,Sports,Hockey
Chandrababu Naidu to continue efforts for non-BJP coalition
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he would continue his efforts to forge a non-BJP coalition till May 23, the day of counting of votes.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Powerful liquor lobby influencing CM Adityanath, alleges sacked UP Minister
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Infuriated over his sacking, controversial Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath succumbed to the powerful liquor lobby and did not implement prohibition in the state.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid till 2023
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has signed a contract extension that is set to tie him to the club for four seasons, the La Liga side said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Lanka for global intelligence sharing to end terror
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called on countries to join hands in sharing intelligence to deal with international terror threats, media reported on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Sony acquires broadcasting rights to 2019 FIFA events
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for marquee FIFA events in 2019 including the FIFA Womens World Cup France 2019, the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019, the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019. All the prestigious tournaments will be broadcast on television and digitally within the Indian subcontinent on the sports channels of Sony Pictures Networks and its premium video on demand (VOD) service, SonyLIV.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Beyond the Cannes red carpet: Where are Indian films?
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) As many as 1,854 feature films were submitted to be part of the 2019 Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival from across the world this year. As many as 39 nations are represented as production or co-production countries. India is missing.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Air Asia India eyes corporate clients, foreign flights
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Seeking long-term travel commitment, Tata Group joint venture Air Asia India plans to tie up with about 200 companies in the next few months, offering them a slew of benefits, including flexibility in last-minute flight change and onboard meals.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Art of commuting: Delhi metro stations double up as art galleries (Art Feature)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Most Indians may still need a push to visit art galleries and museums, but when the national capital's favourite commuting mode Metro Rail doubles up as a contemporary art gallery itself, it is not uncommon to see Delhiwallahs stop, look and even click an occasional selfie.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Bhuvan Bam takes on exam dread in new video
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Digital star Bhuvan Bam's latest YouTube video "The Brighter Side" sends out a strong message regarding examination fear amongst students.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Google limits Huawei's use of Android
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Google has barred Huawei from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a major blow to the world's second-largest smartphone seller. It also means loss of Android licence for Huawei, forcing it to use the open source version of the operating system.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Zomato offers discounts if you predict next PM
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Online food delivering platform Zomato has rolled out a new offer wherein customers need to predict the country's next prime minister ahead of the final counting on May 23 and win caskbacks on food orders.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gale kills four in Beijing
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Beijing continued with a blue alert for strong winds on Monday, after gales began to sweep across the capital city on Sunday, killing at least four people and disturbing traffic.
2019-05-20
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Market gives thumbs-up to exit polls, ends 1,422 pts up (3rd Lead)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Along expected lines the benchmark Sensex advanced by a massive 1,422 points on Monday to finish at 39,352.67, marginally short of its lifetime high.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Blackbuck case: Fresh notices to Tabu, Sonali, Saif, Neelam
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Monday served fresh notices to Bollywood stars Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari and Dushyant Kumar, a local resident, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case following the state government's appeal against their acquittal.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor quake strikes Myanmar's Rakhine state
Yangon, May 20 (IANS) A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar's Rakhine state on Monday morning, said a release of the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan defeats Russia 3-2 in Sudirman Cup
Nanning (China), May 20 (IANS) Top-ranked Japan defeated Russia 3-2 in the men's singles in their Group 1A opener at the ongoing Sudirman Cup, here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Every side will be wary of Australia: Steve Waugh
Dubai, May 20 (IANS) With Steve Smith and David Warner returning to the Australian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, former cricketer Steve Waugh believes the duo's arrival will further strengthen the team's chances at the showpiece event and sound a warning bell for the other teams.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition set for launch on May 22
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Lenovo is all set to launch Z6 Youth Edition globally on May 22, the company announced in a teaser on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Missing J&K teacher's body recovered from Bandipora
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) The body of a teacher, who went missing from Bandipora on May 13, was recovered from the same district on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire at Hollywood Hemp Museum, no one injured
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Hollywood Hemp Museum, but no one was injured.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tripura Gramin Bank posts profit for 7 successive years
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) Posting net profit for seven consecutive years, the Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) is among India's top three out of 46 regional rural banks (RRBs) in terms of profit, business and growth, TGB Chairman Mahendra Mohan Goswami said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
Realme C2: Enters Xiaomi's den in budget segment
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Competing neck and neck with its Chinese counterpart Xiaomi, Realme has now launched C2 in India to take on Redmi 6A in the budget segment.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
ALERT: Saif, Tabu, Sonali, Neelam served fresh notice in 1998 Blackbuck case
arc/rtp/in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Bihar,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
NDA will win all 14 seats in Jharkhand: CM
Ranchi, May 20 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday asserted that the NDA would win all the 14 seats in the state even though the exit polls predicted six to eight seats for the alliance.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Exit polls indicate Congress issues of corruption, welfare may not have clicked
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The prediction by the exit polls about dismal performance by the Congress suggests that the party got it all wrong and the issues like the Rafale deal, NYAY, unemployment and alleged "arrogance" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised by it during the election campaign failed the impress the voters.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Sensex ends with massive 1,422 points gain
ravi-in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Game of Thrones' shaped me as a woman: Emilia
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Actress Emilia Clarke, who is known for her role of Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones", says the show has shaped her as a woman.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Irrfan Khan is in top form: Producer Dinesh Vijan
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Producer Dinesh Vijan says actor Irrfan Khan, who returned to work last month to shoot for "Angrezi Medium" after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, is in top form and will be seen playing a character that will be "very memorable".
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Game of Thrones' comes full circle for final goodbye
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The final chapter of "Game of Thrones" came with a tragic end to a love story, betrayal, twists, death and a lot of characters' lives coming full circle. Was it a happy ending? Well, as Ramsay Bolton once said: "If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention".
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
PDP worker attacked in Kulgam dies
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker attacked by militants in Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries early on Monday in a Srinagar hospital, police said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Patient's kin attack doctor at Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Relatives of a patient attacked a doctor at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) here in the early hours of Monday over his alleged negligence.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Redmi K20 with Snapdragon 855 chip coming on May 28
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is set to launch a new smartphone in China -- Redmi K20 -- on May 28 that would be powered by Snapdragon 855 processor.
2019-05-20
Category: International, China,Technology
Ashok Leyland ready to ride on Elon Musk's India dream
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk who has been moving back and forth on his India dream for couple of years and unable to take the next big step now has an invitation from commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Phone use limit can reverse sleep problems in a week
London, May 20 (IANS) Limiting evening exposure to blue-light emitting screens on smartphones, tablets and computers can reverse sleep problems and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood in teenagers, after just one week, says a study.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dutch actress protests violence against women at Cannes
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Dutch actress Sand Van Roy made a statement at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival with body art, giving out a #MeToo message.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australian strikes gold worth $69K in wilderness
Canberra, May 20 (IANS) An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4 kilo gold nugget with the help of a metal detector while wandering Western Australia's gold fields, media reports said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Won't let MP become Bengal: Shivraj on BJP worker's killing
Indore, May 20 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday slammed the killing of a 60-year-old man by a Congress supporter in Indore allegedly for "voting for the BJP" and said he won't allow the state to become another West Bengal.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'GoT' finale's bug bites 'Housefull 4' cast
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) As the final episode of "Game of Thrones" kept diehard fans glued to their screens, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar teased fans with his own iron throne moment from the sets of the upcoming film "Housefull 4".
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Everyone in team wants to impress Ponting: Finch
Melbourne, May 20 (IANS) Australia captain Aaron Finch has admitted that the mere presence of Ricky Ponting in the dressing room and on the training track immediately lifts the morale of every member of the group as they look to defend their World Champions title in the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30 in England.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Yogi is now BJP's star campaigner, second only to Modi
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now been established as BJP's biggest star campaigner, second only to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia
Women entrepreneurs in India making a mark
Mathura May 20 (IANS) Women entrepreneurs in India are definitely forging ahead, marking their space and being counted in society, according to the consensus among experts at an interactive session here organized by the virtual incubator Womennovator.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Saif stuns as naga sadhu, 'Laal Kaptaan' out on Sept 6
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) After playing a Sikh police officer in the web show "Sacred Games", actor Saif Ali Khan has left fans stunned with his new avatar as a naga sadhu in the film "Laal Kaptaan", slated to release on September 6.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two Israeli series to get Indian remakes
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Israeli comedy series "The Beauty and The Baker" and "The Stylist" are set to be remade in India after Keshet International struck a deal with OTT service Viu.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Shastri has done wonders by making Kohli the boss: Gaekwad
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Rating each bowler a match winner, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad said the kind of options this team is blessed with, India never had going into a World Cup.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Ukaranian comedian sworns in as President
Kiev (Ukraine), May 20 (IANS) Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday sworned in as the new President of Ukraine at a ceremony here.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
For weavers of Varanasi, there is sorrow in wrap and weft
Power thrills... and it also kills.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP 'babus' make beeline for Mayawati's residence
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Bureaucrats, they say, are the best psephologists. They do not conduct exit polls but they have their ears to the ground.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,IPL 2019,Politics
Akhilesh, Mayawati meet, assess post-poll scenario
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Monday held a meeting with Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati to discuss the political situation in view of the exit polls results.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: Akhilesh, Mayawati meet in Lucknow
amita/rtp/in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls used to create false impression: Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) Slamming the exit poll results, which projected a big win for the BJP-led NDA government in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said their predictions were being used to create a false impression of a Modi wave across the country.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Swedish prosecutors seeks Julian Assange's detention
Copenhagen, May 20 (IANS) Swedish prosecutors on Monday requested that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, be detained to face questioning over rape allegations he had originally evaded by seeking diplomatic asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost seven years.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Denmark,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Teens with ADHD face high road accident risk: Study
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Teenage drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to engage in rash driving, violate traffic rules and crash as compared to their contemporaries without ADHD, says a study.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
BJP demands special session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly
Bhopal, May 20 (IANS) With exit polls predicting a sweep for the BJP at the Centre and a drop in Congress numbers in Madhya Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections, the saffron party on Monday mounted an attack on the state's Kamal Nath government demanding a special session of the Assembly.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
At least 32 killed in Tajikistan prison riots
Moscow, May 20 (IANS) At least 32 people, including 29 inmates and three prison guards, were killed in a riot in a prison situated at the outskirts of Dushanbe, Tajikistan's Ministry of Justice said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WC: Pakistan include Amir, Riaz to bolster pace attack
Lahore, May 20 (IANS) In order to strengthen their bowling attack, Pakistan have included left-arm pacers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir in the final 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Got thrown out of films without reason: Shilpa Shetty
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra says her journey in the Hindi film industry was not an easy ride as producers threw her out of their films without giving any reasons.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will Uttar Pradesh be 'bellwether' or exception again?
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state that sends 80 MPs to the 543-member Lok Sabha, may be considered a political bellwether state as the government at the Centre has been formed 12 out 16 times by the party that got the maximum seats here.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shah to meet NDA leaders, host dinner on May 21
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Buoyed by the exit poll predictions, BJP President Amit Shah has convened a meeting of the leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on May 21, ahead of the counting of votes on May 23.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Scarlett Johansson, beau Colin Jost are engaged
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson and "Saturday Night Live" star Colin Jost are engaged after being in a relationship for two years.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nitin Gadkari launches new poster of 'PM Narendra Modi'
Nagpur, May 20 (IANS) Just a day after the Lok Sabha exit polls predicted victory for the ruling NDA, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday unveiled a new poster of the forthcoming Bollywood biopic "PM Narendra Modi".
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Opinion/exit polls are thrusted opinion: Palaniswami
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and ruling AIADMK leader K.Palaniswami on Monday termed opinion/exit polls "karuthu kanippu" or a thrusted opinion.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Can India replicate 1983 magic in England? (SWOT)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Team India, led by Virat Kohli, are among the top contenders for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Maoist attack in Jharkhand: 3 cops injured
Ranchi, May 20 (IANS) Three policemen were injured in a Maoist attack in Seraikela district of Jharkhand on Monday, police said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
ALERT: Amit Shah to meet NDA leaders on Tuesday
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
ALERT: Tamil Nadu CM says exit polls are 'thrusted opinion'
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
2 killed in accident on Maharashtra Expressway
Raigad (Maharashtra), May 20 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and 14 others injured when a tourist bus rammed into a stationary minibus on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, an official said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I don't know the final 15: Morgan on WC selection
Leeds, May 20 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan has admitted that he is still unsure about the final 15 who will be selected in the squad for the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
DMK is not bothered about exit poll results: Stalin
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K.Stalin on Monday said his party is not bothered much about the exit poll results whether it is positive or negative.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ALERT: 3 cops injured in Jharkhand Maoist attack
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP delegation meets EC, demands re-poll in Bengal
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A BJP delegation on Monday met Election Commission officials and demanded re-polling in the violence-hit constituencies of West Bengal.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: BJP demands re-poll in Bengal's violence-hit constituencies
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Kerala CM dismisses exit polls says have gone wrong in past
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Not bothered about exit poll results, says Stalin
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Redmi Note 7S with 48MP primary camera now in India
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Monday refreshed its Redmi Note 7 lineup with the 48MP camera-powered Redmi Note 7S for a starting price of Rs 10,999.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Akbar cross examined in defamation case against Ramani
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The cross examination of former Union Minister M.J. Akbar continued on Monday in connection with a defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chandrababu Naidu to meet Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) A day after meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee here on Monday afternoon.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Naidu confident of TDP retaining power in Andhra
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Unfazed by the exit polls which predicted that the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) will storm to power in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday exuded confidence that his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will retain power in the state.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ALERT: TDP seats may even cross 120 in the Andhra Assembly, claims Chandrababu Naidu
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Mamata-Naidu to meet in Kolkata
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rebel Rajbhar dismissed from UP government
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Om Prakash Rajbhar, who had been making statements against the BJP and its leadership, was removed from the Yogi Adityanath cabinet on Monday after Governor Ram Naik dismissed him from ministerial position on the recommendation of the Chief Minister.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Connected driverless cars can improve traffic flow by 35%
London, May 20 (IANS) A fleet of driverless cars with the ability to communicate with each other can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 per cent, shows an experiment by University of Cambridge researchers.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Sensex past 39k with 1,000 pts gain
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Indian equity indices traded on a firm note on Monday after most exit polls showed a BJP-led NDA getting a comfortable majority in the now concluded general elections.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cricketer Asif Ali's daughter dies of cancer
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Asif Ali's two-year-old daughter Noor Fatima, who was suffering from stage four cancer, breathed her last at a hospital in the US.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Godse extremist remark: Kamal Haasan secures anticipatory bail
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to actor-politician Kamal Haasan in the case filed against him for his Hindu extremist comment.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Makarand Deshpande happy to reunite with Bhatts
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Film and theatre actor Makarand Deshpande is happy to work with the Bhatt family for "Sadak 2", in which he plays a Godman.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Brightburn' was a great help to me: James Gunn
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Filmmaker James Gunn, who had a tough time after getting fired from the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" and then re-hired this March, says his upcoming project "Brightburn" helped him a lot when he was not getting work in the industry.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
MP Congress supporter kills man for voting for BJP
Indore, May 20 (IANS) A Congress supporter shot dead a 60-year-old man accusing him of 'voting for the BJP' here in Madhya Pradesh, police said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Over 175 JGU students going to Oxford, Harvard, Columbia, UCB
Sonepat, May 20 (IANS) Over 175 students from O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) will be leaving shortly for Short-Term Study Abroad Programmes (STSAP) across leading universities of the world, including Harvard, Oxford, Columbia and the University of California-Berkeley (UCB).
2019-05-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education
With poll control ending, petrol/diesel prices start their journey northwards
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Just a day after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls came to an end, state-owned oil marketing companies (OMC) on Monday have raised the retail price of petrol and diesel signalling that election induced price moderation for petroleum products has come to an end.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre moves Supreme Court on retrospective effect of Black Money law
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court on the applicability of the Black Money law after the Delhi High Court had stayed proceedings against advocate Gautam Khaitan over questions on the retrospective effect of the 2016 legislation.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
ALERT: Centre moves SC on retrospective effect of Black Money law
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2019-05-20
Category: International, Spain,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Real Madrid bids farewell to Keylor Navas
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Real Madrid fans bid farewell to goalkeeper Keylor Navas just before the side's final La Liga game of the season against Real Betis.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
2 arrested for livestreaming voting on Facebook Live
Mohali, May 20 (IANS) You must have read about people livestreaming suicides, shootings and other crimes on Facebook Live but police here have arrested two local leaders for uploading videos of casting their votes on the platform.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Priyanka best version of my dream self in future: Hina
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Popular television actress Hina Khan, who made her debut at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival here last week, calls actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas the "best version of her dream self in the future".
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Langer defends Hazlewood's omission from WC squad
Melbourne, May 20 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer has defended the decision to exclude Josh Hazlewood from the upcoming World Cup squad, saying the pacer didn't play enough white-ball cricket in the recent time to make his case for the showpiece event.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ALERT: Kamal Haasan gets anticipatory bail in 'Godse extremist' remark case
vj-in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ex-Kolkata top cop moves SC seeking protection from arrest
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking protection from arrest by the CBI in the Saradha scam chit fund case.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
ALERT: Ex-Kolkata Police chief moves SC seeking protection from arrest
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Om Prakash Rahbhar dismissed from Yogi government
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Governor Ram Naik on Monday dismissed Uttar Pradesh Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar from his ministerial position on the recommendation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Drinking coffee does improve bowel movement
San Diego, May 20 (IANS) Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to contract, find researchers.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Starbucks opens 'silent cafe' in China's Guangzhou
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Leading coffee chain Starbucks has opened a "silent cafe" in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, where about half of the staff are hearing impaired, as part of an initiative to support the employment of disabled people.
2019-05-20
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Kohli, Smith make the game look so easy, am a fan: Stokes (Lead, correction in Para-1)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The 2019 edition of the World Cup goes back home to where it all started in 1975 and the Englishmen will be hoping to finally add the coveted trophy to their cabinet as they host the top ten teams in world cricket. Interestingly, England go into the tournament as favourites and while many would think it is an added pressure, all-rounder Ben Stokes has his own take on the matter.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
May 23: A day to celebrate India's democracy (Comment)
On May 23, the seven-week long Indian election process will come to an end. The votes will be counted and a winner will be declared. No matter who wins, the real winner will be Indias democracy. I say this as an Indian American who has had the privilege of living in the two largest - and, I would add, greatest - democracies in the world. I have watched in awe as this years election in India has unfolded. It brought back memories of Indias national election of 2014. The scope and size of that election was unrivalled in the history of the world.
2019-05-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Sensex up 980 pts, VIX drops by 17%
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Indian equity indices opened on a firm note on Monday after most exit polls showed a BJP-led NDA getting a comfortable majority in the now concluded general elections.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian expat's charity sets iftar distribution record in UAE
Abu Dhabi, May 20 (IANS) A Dubai-based charity, owned by an Indian expat, has set a new Guinness World Record for iftar distribution, the media reported.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Sushma to visit Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday for meet
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Kyrghyztan on Tuesday where she will represent India at the two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)here.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Tried copying Smriti Mandhana, didn't work: Riyan Parag
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) Seventeen-year-old batsman Riyan Parag, who rose to fame after he helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in one of their fixtures in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted he admires leading woman batter Smriti Mandhana and tries to copy her style of batting.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Delays in acquiring land posed problems for Delhi Metro phase-III project
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delays in acquiring land, getting No-Objection Certificates besides other unanticipated hurdles plagued the third phase of Delhi Metro project, leading to time overrun in expansion of the national capital's modern transport system.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: UP Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar likely to be dismissed
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Older Samsung watches to get brand new features
Seoul, May 20 (IANS) Samsung is rolling out an update that would bring latest features in its Galaxy Watch Active to older smartwatches.
2019-05-20
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Olympic 100 m record will even out in some time: Performance Enhancement Specialist (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It's taken over 120 years to shave the Olympic 100 metres record from 11.4 seconds to the current 9.06 seconds and globally renowned Global Sports Scientist and Performance Enhancement Specialist Tim Gabbett says it's got to even out sometime.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life,Sports
Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) Users in Europe and some parts of the US reported that popular photo-messaging app Snapchat have stopped working for them.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex climbs over 960 pts after exit polls
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) The Indian equity indices opened on a firm note on Monday after most exit polls showed a BJP-led NDA getting a comfortable majority in the now concluded general elections.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: Sensex climbs 960 points after exit polls
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bots brimming on Brexit Party's Twitter account: Report
London, May 20 (IANS) Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farag's Brexit Party has thousands of fake followers on its Twitter account who appear to be bots.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Remaining silent in court my biggest mistake: Rajat Gupta
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Rajat Gupta, the first foreign-born head of influential management consultancy McKinsey and Co who was jailed for two years for insider trading, says his biggest regret is remaining silent in court even as his legal team mounted a vigorous defence and insists that he did no wrong but "would anyone in the courtroom realise this?"
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Kohli, Smith make the game look so easy, am a fan: Stokes
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The 2019 edition of the World Cup goes back home to where it all started in 1973 and the Englishmen will be hoping to finally add the coveted trophy to their cabinet as they host the top ten teams in world cricket. Interestingly, England go into the tournament as favourites and while many would think it is an added pressure, all-rounder Ben Stokes has his own take on the matter.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Threats to US would mean Iran end: Warns Trump
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has asked Iran "never to threaten" the US and warned Tehran that if it wants a fight, it would be "the official end" of the Islamic nation.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sophie Turner pens an ode to her 'GoT' character
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) As "Game of Thrones", one of the most popular fantasy series, has finally concluded after its eighth season, actress Sophie Turner, who rose to fame with the role of Sansa in the show, bid an emotional goodbye to her character on social media.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Pakistan's fielding a real worry for me: Mickey Arthur
Leeds, May 20 (IANS) After conceding a 0-4 series defeat against England, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur admitted that his side did not perform well in the bowling and fielding departments which led to their loss in the five-match rubber.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Can east, south offset BJP deficit? (Column: Political Calculus)
The biggest test for India's largest democracy is going to end in the Lok Sabha elections. The whole country's focus is on West Bengal elections in the last phase. One big question is: Will the number of BJP seats in West Bengal increase a lot? This question can only be judged from a larger perspective. Let the question be slightly different. Have Bengalis started following or following BJP ideology after so many years? During the Rath yatra of Lal Krishna Advani, I accompanied him on his West Bengal tour. The Ram Mandir movement was successful in the whole country, but West Bengal did not accept Ram. It was in the 90s, when the road show started from Dharmatala in Kolkata, that the the cry of Jai of Shri Ram was heard. Not from Hindi-speaking residents of West Bengal but Bengalis. This is a new Bengal. I've never seen this Bengal before. What will be the result of the vote? How many seats will the BJP get? Only the percentage increase will increase seats? It is a different analysis but this time I am sure that the Bengali mind has undergone a huge change. How did the Leftist Bengali becoming Ram Bhakts, is it a change in the DNA of Bengalis?
2019-05-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
State of Economy-VI: Booster investment dosage needed to fire-up slacking consumption
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) A booster dose of government and private sector spending along with cheaper rates of finance are required to kick-start India's consumption driven demand, industry observers opined.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2012 US shootout victim's mom to join politics
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Sybrina Fulton, an African-American mother who became a social justice activist after the 2012 fatal shooting of her son, Trayvon Martin that spurred a nationwide movement in the US and gave rise to a rallying cry "Black Lives Matter", is running for political office in Florida.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious activity by Trump, Kushner
New York, May 20 (IANS) Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
MotoGP: Marquez secures Honda's 300th premier class win
Le Mans (France), May 20 (IANS) Marc Marquez took his third win of the 2019 season with another dominating performance as teammate Jorge Lorenzo took his best finish of the season with 11th position at the French MotoGP.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Motorsports
White House unveils 1st part of Middle East peace plan
Washington, May 20 (IANS) The White House has unveiled the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, which is being deemed as an economic "workshop" to encourage investing capital in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region, a senior administration official told CNN.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
US billionaire promises to pay off student debt for entire grad class
Washington, May 20 (IANS) A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at an US ollege in Atlanta when he announced at their commencement that he would pay off their student loans -- estimated at $40 million.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Education,Human Interest/Society
Google restricts Huawei's use of Android
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Google has cut phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm. New Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Technology
Aishwarya turns into golden mermaid at Cannes
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has enthralled her fans with her golden mermaid look at the red carpet of the 72nd edition of Cannes Film Festival.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
11 killed in bar shooting in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, May 20 (IANS) At least 11 people have been killed in a shooting at a bar in Brazil's Para state, police said.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump says war with US will 'officially end' Iran
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has warned Iran "never" to threaten the US again, saying if Tehran wants to fight, that will be the "official end" of the Iranian regime.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Nadal claims 34th Masters title in Rome
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal has claimed a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 crown, beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 with a statement victory in an epic Italian Open final.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Explosion injures tourists near Giza Pyramids
Cairo, May 20 (IANS) An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next to the pyramids in Giza.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mohit Raina is a shy person, says Dia Mirza
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza, who will be seen along with actor Mohit Raina in the upcoming web show "Kaafir", says the latter is the shiest actor she has ever worked with.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
NDA 302, UPA 122, predicts NDTV's poll of polls (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The poll of polls of exit polls done by NDTV predicted 302 seats for the BJP-led NDA, 122 for the Congress-led UPA and 118 for "non-aligned" parties.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls predict advantage to BJP in Karnataka (Lead, Correcting Para 8 & 9)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The efforts of Congress and JD-S alliance in Karnataka seem to be failing as multiple exit polls showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party will secure a maximum of 18 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump slams Republican leader over impeachment remarks
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday fired back at Justin Amash, a Republican member of the House of Representatives, for the latter's remarks that the President had reached the "threshold for impeachment".
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Huma Qureshi finds GoT edge in her Cannes look
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi could only think of "Game Of Thrones" as she dressed up in a grey detailed ensemble for the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival here.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
75.8% average polling in Karnataka's twin Assembly by-polls
Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) An average of 75.8 per cent polling was registered in the by-elections for Karnataka's two Assembly segments - Chincholi and Kundgol - after 11 hours of polling at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, a poll official said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
NDA to maintain stronghold in Bihar: Exit polls
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are likely to overpower Grand Alliance in the state and expected to maintain its hold in Bihar as the coalition may win majority of the seats, most of the exit polls predicted.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 64% voting recorded in LS polls' last phase
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Over 64 per cent voter turnout was recorded on Sunday in polling for 59 seats in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, with Madhya Pradesh recording the highest turnout of 75.53 per cent.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Exit polls predict Congress will improve but not impressively
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Exit polls released on Sunday predicted that the Congress will improve from its lowest tally of 44 seats it won in 2014 but not sufficiently enough to mark a revival at the national level.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, Congress say results will be better than exit polls
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday said the results of the Lok Sabha polls on May 23 will be better than the prediction of exit polls which have favoured the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) returning to power.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ethiopian Belihu, Kenyan Tirop win TCS 10K marathon
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Ethiopian Andamlak Belihu and Kenya's Agnes Tirop won the men's and women's titles in the TCS World 10K marathon run in this tech hub on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Business/Economy
NDA leaders likely to meet on May 21
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) With most of the exit polls on Sunday predicting return of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, the leaders of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) are likely to meet on May 21, ahead of the counting of votes on May 23.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In Kerala, BJP is predicted to open its account
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) The exit polls by various agencies predict that for the first time the BJP will open its account in Kerala, seeing a setback for the ruling CPI-M-led Left and gains for the Congress-led UDF.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Kerala,National
Bollywood's pro-BJP celebs hail exit poll predictions
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Vocal BJP supporters Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher were among some Bollywood celebrities who hailed the exit polls which on Sunday predicted victory for the NDA.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
EC to re-examine PMO, NITI Aayog for violation of MCC
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission has decided to re-examine the clearance it had given to Prime Minister's Office and NITI Aayog for alleged violations of the Model Code of Conduct during the Lok Sabha elections, said sources.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA to get 290-310 seats: India TV-CNX exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance may get a clear majority in the Lok Sabha, winning from 290 to 310 seats, an exit poll by India TV-CNX predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls confirmed our prediction, says YSRCP
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party on Sunday said the exit polls which predicted its victory in Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections had only confirmed what it had been claiming for last several months.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
NDA seems on way to form next government: Exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to keep its bastion in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat and Delhi and make major inroads in West Bengal, according to the exit poll by Republic TV.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP can touch double figures in WB: Exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could touch the double figure mark in West Bengal in this Lok Sabha election, up from its 2014 tally of two seats, major exit polls, including the IANS-CVOTER poll, predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Violence continues in final phase of LS polls in Bengal
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Violence was again reported in several constituencies as voting was held in nine parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal in the seventh and last phase of the 2019 General Elections, along with bypolls in five state Assembly seats.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Exit polls failed to catch people's pulse: TDP chief Naidu
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said time and again exit polls have failed to catch the pulse of the people.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Modi returning with a bang: News18-IPSOS exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to return to power at the Centre for a second consecutive term with a clear majority, according to the News18-IPSOS exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 criminals shot dead in gang war in Dwarka
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Two criminals were gunned down in West Delhi's Dwarka area on Sunday afternoon in a case of inter-gang rivalry.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exit polls predict advantage to BJP in Karnataka
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The efforts of Congress and JD-S alliance in Karnataka seem to be failing as multiple exit polls showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party will secure a maximum of 18 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
There is an upsurge for BJP: Bengal party chief
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The BJP seemed gung-ho while the Trinamool Congress, the Congress and the CPI-M were dismissive about the exit polls predictions for West Bengal on Sunday, one of which suggested that the saffron outfit could win 16 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Most exit polls predict BJP-led NDA government will return to power
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA is set to return to power, according to most exit polls released on Sunday, with Congress-led UPA expected to fall far short of numbers to reach the half-way mark in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress, NCP, SP in Maharashtra reject exit polls
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) The Congress and the Samajwadi Party in Maharashtra on Sunday disagreed with the exit polls which predict a clean sweep for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Exit polls divided on Uttar Pradesh, most predict BJP's loss
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Most exit polls on Sunday predicted that the BJP's numbers may come down in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls but it would not face a major setback in Uttar Pradesh, where it had registered a spectacular victory by winning 71 out of the total 80 seats in 2014.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Domestic help arrested in a robbery case in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A domestic help was arrested by the Delhi Police after a complaint was filed in northeast Dehi's Subhash Place area over theft of jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh and Rs 70,000 in cash.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN BJP flays VCK leader for terming Gandhi a Hindu extremist
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan on Sunday condemned Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan for terming Mahatma Gandhi a Hindu extremist.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NDA likely to win 277 seats, says ABP-Nielsen exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Projecting a return to power for the NDA, the ABP-Nielsen exit poll on Sunday predicted that the BJP-led alliance would get 277 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra 'Satta Bazaar' bookies thrilled with exit polls
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) After the seventh and final phase of the 17th Lok Sabha polls ended on Sunday, the unofficial 'Satta Bazaar' here had bookies and punters in a tizzy with the predictions made in exit polls which were declared tonight largely favouring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP's win.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Poll Trivia
Tributes in Assam's Silchar, Tripura to commemorate language martyrs
Silchar/Agartala, May 19 (IANS) Tributes were paid on Sunday to commemorate the death of 11 people who died in police firing on May 19, 1961 in Silchar during the Bengali language agitation.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society
Gujarat BJP says exit polls as expected, Congress dismisses them
Ahmedabad, May 19 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday expressed confidence that the exit poll predictions on the Lok Sabha elections would be reflected in the actual results when they are announced on May 23, even as the opposition Congress insisted it would prefer to wait for the real thing.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National
BJP may lose seats in UP, gain in Bengal, Odisha: Times Now exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may not suffer a major jolt in Uttar Pradesh and is likely to overcome from the setbacks it received in the Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat while it is all set to lose the Lok Sabha battle in the southern states, according to the exit poll conducted by Times Now news channel.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, Congress say results will be better than exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday said the results of the Lok Sabha polls on May 23 will be better than the prediction of exit polls which have favoured the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) returning to power.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
647 paid news cases during Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission said a total of 647 cases of paid news have been found while 909 posts have been taken down from various social media platforms during the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections which ended on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Mamata to maintain hold, may win 29 seats in West Bengal
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banarjee is expected to hold her grip over West Bengal, winning 29 seats out of total 42 in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections. The fiery leader is, however, seen unable to stop rival BJP from making massive inroads in the eastern state and snap 11 seats, according to IANS-CVoter Exit Poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP set to make inroads into Odisha: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to breach the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) bastion Odisha, according to IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Only 'sporadic' incidents in final phase of polls: Bengal CEO
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal's Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab on Sunday said with an average of 72.91 per cent voter turnout, the final phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal got over amidst "sporadic" incidents of violence.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Exit polls not perfect for Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) If exit polls are to be believed, the Narendra Modi government is coming back to power with full majority, but the predictions by poll survey agencies in the past have been found not to be close to the actual results.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls a game plan to manipulate EVMs: Mamata
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Dismissing the exit poll predictions of the Lok Sabha elections as "gossip", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it was a "game plan to manipulate and replace thousands of EVMs" and urged opposition leaders to stand strong and united.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National
We don't believe in exit polls: TDP
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Sunday said that it does not believe in exit polls as they are often not close to reality.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Polls show BJP gaining, BJD sure of Odisha House majority
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday exuded confidence to form the next government in Odisha, while the Congress hoped to better its 2014 performance.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
China outclass Malaysia 5-0 in Sudirman Cup
Nanning (China), May 19 (IANS) China thrashed Malaysia 5-0 in the opening Group D tie of the Sudirman Cup badminton tournament here on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Equities likely to rally; as exit polls give NDA a comfortable majority
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Come Monday, the Indian equity market is set to rally on the back of Lok Sabha elections 2019 exit polls, most of which have predicted a comfortable majority for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Orix Corp intends to buy out IL&FS Wind Energy's assets
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Orix Corporation of Japan, owner of 49 per cent stake in the seven operating wind power plants (SPVs) of the IL&FS Group, has expressed its intent to buy out the remaining 51 per cent stake held by IL&FS Wind Energy Ltd.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BSP-SP-RLD might not stop Modi juggernaut in UP: India Today-Axis exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The SP-BSP-RLD combine in Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum of 80 MPs to Lok Sabha, might not stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi's juggernaut in the state, the India Today-Axis My India exit poll predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Raje glad at prospects of Modi's return
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) Reacting to the exit polls which largely predicted the return of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to power at the Centre, BJP leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Sunday that she was glad that Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister again, realising the dreams of crores of Indians.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Bengal BJP upbeat, TMC mum on exit poll predictions
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party seemed gung-ho, while the Trinamool Congress remained mum and the Congress and the CPI-M were dismissive of the exit poll predictions on Sunday, which suggested that the BJP could win 16 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Punjab sees 59% voting amid skirmishes (Third Lead)
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Amid reports of skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), nearly 59 per cent voting was recorded in Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats in the final phase of the general election on Sunday, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019
BJP may touch double digits in West Bengal: Neta-NewsX
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP could win 11 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, up from its 2014 tally of 2 seats, according to the exit poll conducted by Neta-NewsX.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN leaders do not agree with exit poll numbers
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Contrasting views were voiced by political parties in Tamil Nadu on the results of various exit polls for 2019 Lok Sabha elections that predicted the return of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the centre.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Conjoined Patna twins vote separately, EC hails
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Conjoined twin sisters Farah and Saba were among the voters in the last phase of polling in Patna, capital of Bihar, on sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Poll Trivia
BJP all set for dream run in Delhi, Haryana
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set for a dream run in Delhi and Haryana, according to an exit poll on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
It's advantage BJP in small states: INS-CVoter Exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) It is advantage BJP in smaller and northeastern states in the Lok Sabha Elections, 2019 and the party along with its allies are likely to have considerable lead over rival UPA.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Neck to neck fight between BJP, TMC in WB: India Today-Axis exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP, which had won just two out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal in 2014, may bag 19 to 23 seats this time, according to an exit poll conducted by India Today-Axis.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls sign of voters' confidence in Modi: Goa BJP
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) The exit polls, which on Sunday largely predicted a majority for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha elections, were a sign of the voters' confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, Goa BJP President Vinay Tendulkar said on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
All exit polls can't be wrong, says Omar
Jammu/Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) Reactions in J&K were on the expected lines on Sunday to the exit polls predicting a strong pro-incumbency wave in favour of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Pliskova beats Konta to win 2019 Italian Open title
Rome, May 19 (IANS) Karolina Pliskova clinched the 2019 Italian Open title on Sunday after beating Johanna Konta in straight sets.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
TRS rejects exit polls, says May 23 results will be different
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) With most exit polls on Sunday predicting a comfortable victory for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said they were not accurate and did not reflect the true picture.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NDA 292, UPA 127, predicts NDTV's poll of polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The poll of polls of exit polls done by NDTV predicted 292 seats for the BJP-led NDA, 127 for the Congress-led UPA and 123 for "non-aligned" parties.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Don't think exit polls are accurate: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday rejected the various exit polls, saying their accuracy was suspect and that he expected the Congress to do much better, both at the national level and in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National
Boxers confident of good show at India Open 2019
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) With six gold medals last year, the Indian contingent is confident of putting up a better show as the second edition of the India Open kicks off at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, here on Monday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
287 to NDA, 128 to UPA in IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is all set to return to power winning 287 seats in Lok Sabha elections, but the Bharatiya Janata Party may fall short of half-way mark on its own as it is expected to win 236 seats, according to CVOTER-IANS exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls a gameplan to manipulate EVMs: Mamata
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Dismissing the exit poll predictions of the Lok Sabha elections as "gossip", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it was a "gameplan to manipulate and replace thousands of EVMs" and urged opposition leaders to stand strong and united.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal celebrities turn out to vote, inspire others
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Urging everyone to make their vote count, a host of celebrities on Sunday exercised their democratic right in the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Kolkata.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
All surveys can't be wrong, time to switch off TV: Omar
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Minutes after the exit polls projected the return of a BJP-led NDA government, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah it was not possible for all the surveys to go wrong.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bihar to stay with NDA: IANS-CVOTER Exit Poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to maintain its hold in Bihar as the coalition may win 33 out of the 40 seats in the state, according to IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls indicate trend, not actual rasults: Experts
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Before the actual results are out, the demand for the exit poll data usually outweighs the accuracy of its prediction, as these polls normatively indicate what the nation could expect on the counting-day.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naidu meets Sonia, Pawar in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party President N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday met UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, besides holding consultations for the second time with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury as part of his pursuit to form an alternative to the NDA government.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
West, central India likely to back BJP-led NDA: India Today-Axis exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A thumping victory is again on the cards for the BJP-led NDA in western and central India, as per the India Today-Axis exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
High poll percentage means BJP's victory: Himachal CM
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the high poll percentage this time compared with 2014's parliamentary polls clearly indicated the BJP wave in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
NDA projected to win 34 seats in Maharashtra: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to win 34 Lok Sabha seats in the electorally important state of Maharashtra, the IANS-CVOTER exit poll showed on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA to win all 5 seats in Uttarakhand: IANS-CVOTER Exit Poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP seems to have kept its hold in the hill state of Uttarakhand with the IANS-CVOTER exit poll projecting a full victory for it in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP may win 18 seats in Karnataka: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to win 18 seats in Karnataka while the Congress can get 7 with 2 seats going to its ally Janata Dal (Secular), according to IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IANS-CVoter predicts BJP sweeping Delhi, may win all 7 seats
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP is likely to hold its ground in Delhi and may win all seven seats in the three-cornered fight, according to the IANS-CVoter exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
Over 62% voting recorded in LS polls' last phase
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Over 62 per cent voter turnout was recorded on Sunday in polling for 59 seats in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, with West Bengal recording the highest turnout of 73.51 per cent.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
BJP numbers hit by SP-BSP caste math roadblock in UP
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The caste arithmetic of votes in Uttar Pradesh seems to be making a dent on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s final tally in the much awaited Lok Sabha elections. The IANS-CVoter Exit Poll reveals that despite the BJP's 407 rallies in India's biggest state, the alliance led by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) seems to be taking away a major chunk of seats from the saffron party. The alliance(gathbandhan), as per the exit poll, could fetch 40 seats, giving a loss of 31 seats to the BJP which secured 71 out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
BJP may not open account in Kerala: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Despite mega efforts, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is unlikely to open its account in Kerala in the 2019 general elections, according to the IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Langer compares Smith's batting at nets to Tendulkar
London, May 19 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer on Sunday said watching Steve Smith during the team's first practice session here was like "watching Sachin bat."
2019-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Exit polls not perfect for Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) If exit polls are to be believed, the Narendra Modi government is coming back to power with full majority, but the predictions by poll survey agencies in the past have found not to be close to the actual results.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TRS to get 14 out of Telangana's 17 seats: IANS-CVOTER Exit Poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) K. Chandrashekhar Rao's Telengana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) is likely to improve its performance in the just-ended Lok Sabha elections as the IANS-CVOTER exit poll projected 14 seats for it out of Telangana's total 17 Lok Sabha constituencies.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
75.25% voting in Panaji Assembly bypoll
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the voters cast their ballots in the Panaji Assembly bypoll on Sunday, which was necessitated following the death of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in March.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Indisposed ex-West Bengal CM Buddhadeb fails to vote
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) An indisposed former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee did not cast his vote on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
UPA to get 27 seats, NDA 11 in Tamil Nadu: IANS-CVOTER Exit Poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The DMK is expected to make gains in Tamil Nadu but its prospects of sweeping the southern state seems remote as the ruling AIADMK appears to have prevented a whitewash, according to the IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls designed to promote Modi: Congress
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Reacting to exit polls given out by various channels and others, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said on Sunday that these polls seem to have been designed to promote the Modi government, while the BJP said the these polls only reflected what opinion polls had already said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Nearly 69% polling in Himachal (Fourth Lead)
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 69 per cent of the over 53 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out on Sunday to elect Members of Parliament for the state's four Lok Sabha seats in the last phase of the general elections, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP expected to pick up 21-25 seats in Karnataka: India Today-Axis exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Despite its loss in 2018 assembly polls, the BJP is likely to win about 21 to 25 out of Karnataka's 28 seats, the India Today-Axis My India Exit poll predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
69% average voting in Karnataka's 2 Assembly by-polls (5:00 p.m)
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) An average of 69 per cent voting was registered in by-elections for Karnataka's two Assembly segments - Chincholi and Kundgol - till 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, a poll official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019
Neta-NewsX predicts 242 seats for NDA, 164 for UPA
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) could win 242 Lok Sabha seats, 30 short of the majority mark, according to an exit poll conducted by Neta-NewsX.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA expected to win 9 seats in Haryana: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to win nine out of Haryana's 10 Lok Sabha seats, an IANS-CVOTER exit poll showed on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DMK-led alliance to sweep Tamil Nadu: India Today-Axis exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The DMK, which suffered a major debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, will make a grand comeback in the 2019 general elections as the party-led alliance will get about 34 to 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, the India Today-Axis My India exit poll predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Icons fail to inspire many voters to exercise franchise
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Use of seven national and state icons by the Election Commission failed to inspire a substantive chunk of voters in the national capital where the voter turnout saw a five per cent drop during polling on May 12 as compared to the last Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
NDA to get 22 out of 25 seats in Rajasthan: IANS-CVOTER Exit Poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP seems to have held its ground in Rajasthan in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 with the CVOTER-IANS exit poll showing an NDA victory in 22 out of the 25 seats in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA to win 306 seats, UPA may get 132: Times Now exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA may get a clear majority with 306 Lok Sabha seats while their rival UPA could lag behind with only 132 seats, according to an exit poll conducted by TV channel Times Now.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
287 to NDA, 128 to UPA in IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is all set to return to power winning 287 seats in Lok Sabha elections, but the Bharatiya Janata Party may fall short of half-way mark on its own as it is expected to win 236 seats, according to CVOTER-IANS exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA projected to win 22 seats in Gujarat: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to retain 22 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a slight dip from its 2014 tally when it had swept the state, the IANS-CVOTER exit poll showed on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
'Desi girl power' rocks Cannes party
Cannes, May 19 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Huma Qureshi, Diana Penty and Hina Khan made a pretty picture of "desi girl power" as they posed alongside Nick Jonas at a party on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival.
2019-05-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Over 72% turnout in Bengal amid scattered violence (4th Lead)
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) A BJP candidate was attacked while the vehicles of another nominee and a senior party leader vandalised allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers as West Bengal recorded a 72.91 per cent turnout till 5 p.m. in the final phase of polling on Sunday amid allegations of sporadic violence, rigging and EVM breakdowns.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
How Akhilesh managed Mayawati, kept hopes alive for SP-BSP
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Though labelled 'Babua' by his political rivals, Akhilesh Yadav, the key architect of the gathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh, seems to have mastered the art of managing the unmanageable in UP. The way Samajwadi Party President, Akhilesh managed BSP's Mayawati, perceived as an unforeseeable alliance partner, has silenced many of his harsh critics.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
Ahamed scores big in opening round of national bike rally
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Mangalore bike racer Adnaan Ahamed proved to be the consummate racer in the opening round of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Sprint Championship here on Sunday, winning two categories in style on an action packed day.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
INS-CVoter exit poll predicts 14 seats for TDP, gives 11 to YSR
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) It's a close fight between Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress's Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh in the general election.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: IANS-CVOTER Exit Polls vote share (as of 6 p.m.): NDA 42.3%, UPA 29.6%
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi likely to form government again: Republic TV exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks set to form the government again, according to the exit polls conducted by Republic TV.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal's Bhatpara by-polls marred by violence, bombings
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Amid violent clashes between workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress, with hurling of bombs and ransacking of police vehicles, the Bhatpara Assembly constituency turned into a battleground during the by-polls on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Jemimah spotted playing hockey, bags HI's admiration
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Indian women cricket team's young batting sensation Jemimah Rodrigues has been spotted trying her hands in the hockey field with her pet dog 'Theo', also earning appreciation from Hockey India (HI).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Mental health comes first, stresses Sophie Turner
Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Actress Sophie Turner, who battled with weight at a young age, has learnt that she has to put her mental health first, beyond anything "otherwise Im screwed and then I might actually end up in rehab".
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Kashmiri footballer eager to shed her stone-pelter tag
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Catapulted into the limelight for the wrong reasons, Kashmiri goalkeeper Afshan Ashiq is keen to grow out of the 'stone-pelter-turned footballer' tag after taking part in the ongoing Indian Women's League (IWL).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Trinamool accuses CAPF of influencing voters, vandalism
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress candidate from West Bengal's Barasat parliamentary constituency, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, on Sunday accused the central forces of vandalising her party's camp offices and influencing the people to cast their votes for the BJP in the Rajarhat-Newtown area near Kolkata.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rahul attacks EC, says its 'capitulation' before PM is 'obvious'
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) As the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections got over, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Election Commission (EC), saying its "capitulation before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his gang is obvious" and that the poll panel was not being respected anymore.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Voting ends in bypolls to 4 Assembly seats in TN (3rd Lead)
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Polling in bypolls to four assembly seats in Tamil Nadu - Aravakuruchi, Sulur, Thiruparankundram and Ottapidaram - came to end at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
70.43% voting recorded in Jharkhand (4th Lead)
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 70.43 per cent polling for the three parliamentary constituencies where voting took place in the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, an election official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Now, Hindu Mahasabha celebrates Godse's birthday
Aligarh, May 19 (IANS) The controversy over Nathuram Godse refuses to die down. The All India Hindu Mahasabha on Sunday celebrated the birthday of the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi with a "havan" here.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US abortion row: Trump says he's pro-life
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than what was recently passed by Alabamas Republican state government and said he is "pro-life".
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Polling in Punjab largely peaceful: CM
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Sunday by and large polling for all 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state was peaceful.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mamata accuses BJP workers, CRPF of torturing people
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused BJP workers and central forces of "torturing people" during the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, saying she has never seen "such a thing before."
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Vijayvargiya doubts Kamal Nath's survival as CM
Indore, May 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya here on Sunday said he wasn't sure whether Kamal Nath would survive as the Chief Minister for 22 days after the Lok Sabha election results.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 46% percent turnout in Bihar at 4 p.m.
Patna, May 19 (IANS) A turnout of 46.28 per cent was recorded till 4 p.m. in polling to eight seats in Bihar in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state amid stray incidents of violence, EVM glitches and poll boycotts.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
EC seeks report after Tej Pratap's bouncers thrash mediapersons
Patna, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has sought a report from the Patna District Magistrate on the alleged thrashing of mediapersons by RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son and former Bihar Minister Tej Pratap Yadav at a polling booth here on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Woman injured after her speeding BMW turns turtle
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A woman who was on the wheels of a speeding BMW car, suffered injuries after it lost balance, flipped over several times and then overturned, hitting a divider on Akbar Road in central Delhi, a police officer said on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aditi's audition story: Had to make out with stranger
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says during her audition for "Yeh Saali Zindagi", she had to get intimate with a stranger.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab sees 57% voting amidst skirmishes (4 p.m.)
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Amid reports of skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), nearly 57 per cent voting was recorded till 4 p.m. for Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats in the final phase of the general elections on Sunday, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
64% turnout in Bengal amid sporadic violence, rigging (3RD LEAD)(3 PM)
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) A BJP candidate was attacked while the vehicles of another saffron party nominee and a party leader were vandalised allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers as West Bengal recorded 63.66 per cent polling till 3 p.m. on Sunday amid allegations of sporadic violence, rigging and EVM breakdowns.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
TDP seeks action against PM Modi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday took strong objection to the telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's activities in Kedarnath and Badrinath, saying it was a "clear violation" of the election Model Code of Conduct as voters could be influenced during the last phase of Lok Sabha polls and attacked the Election Commission for being a "mute spectator".
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TECNO CAMON i4: Some competition for budget smartphones
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Keeping up with the trend of offering triple rear camera set-up on a fancy body, Hong Kong-based TRANSSION Holdings' subsidiary TECNO Mobile has launched a new smartphone CAMON i4 in the budget segment.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
ALERT: Tej Pratap's bouncers thrash cameraman, EC seeks report
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2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP-Trinamool clash in Kankinara, hurl bombs
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The by-polls in West Bengal's Bhatpara Assembly constituency was marred by severe violence and bombings on Sunday, amidst clashes between workers of Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress at Kankinara in North 24 Parganas district.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Saudi Arabia rules out war with Iran after Gulf attacks
Riyadh, May 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Sunday said that his country is not seeking to start a war with Iran but is ready to defend itself from any threat, following attacks in the Gulf region.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
ALERT: CPI-M alleges widespread rigging in Bengal
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2019-05-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Alert
Stay away from choppy market (Column: Market Watch)
Markets were super volatile all through the week. Monday saw the markets begin on a neutral note and it appeared that the anticipated reversal after eight straight days of losses would happen, but then someone hit the futures with a large sell order and markets cracked. Probably, the seller had inclination that China would retaliate on the US imposing higher duties on $ 200 billion of US imports. China did retaliate that night by imposing duties of 20 per cent and 25 per cent on $ 60 billion of US exports to China. Markets rose on Tuesday instead and the reversal did happen.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary
Sushant Pujari on being real street dancer to reel one
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Sushant Pujari, a former street dancer, is thrilled to be a part of choreographer and filmmaker Remo D'souza's upcoming movie "Street Dancer 3D".
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
On polling day, Modi prays at Badrinath, Kedarnath (Round-up)
Dehradun, May 19 (IANS) After spending Saturday night meditating in a cave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines in Uttarakhand.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Wearable patch can cool you down on hot summer day
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) A team of US engineers has developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work or on the go.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Farhan 'bit too late' in appealing to voters of Bhopal
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Farhan Akhtar got trolled for appealing to the voters of Bhopal on Sunday, a week after the city had recorded 61.71 per cent voting. Following this, he pointed out how people have got their "priorities" wrong.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Kompany parts ways with Manchester City after 11 yrs
Manchester, May 19 (IANS) Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany announced on Sunday that he was leaving the Premier League outfit after 11 years at the club in which the Belgium international won 10 trophies.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Iran dismisses possibility of war amid US tensions
Tehran, May 19 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed the possibility of war breaking out in the region amid rising tensions with the US, saying that Tehran doesn't want a conflict and no country had the "idea or illusion that it can confront Iran".
2019-05-19
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Just visualising a kiss can alter your attitude
New York, May 19 (IANS) You would never forget that inconspicuous street corner where you kissed her for the first time. However, according to researchers, our attitudes can be influenced not only by what we actually experience but also by what we imagine.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP fears 'massacre' after polls in West Bengal
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP has expressed apprehensions that there could be a "massacre" in West Bengal after polling for the last phase ends on Sunday evening and demanded deployment of Central Forces till the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes to an end.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mirwaiz Umar ready to support India-Pakistan talks
Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Sunday that the separatists were ready to support talks between India and Pakistan provided India accepted Kashmir as a dispute.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Machine Learning may help capture fusion energy on Earth
New York, May 19 (IANS) A team of researchers in the US have used Machine Learning (ML) to rapidly control plasma that fuels fusion reactions, paving the way to help Earth get the clean fusion energy that lights the Sun and stars.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sidhu damaging Congress with ill-timed comments: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday criticized his Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for damaging the Congress with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Why muscle wannabes ignore steroid abuse risks
Moscow, May 19 (IANS) In pursuit of the body beautiful, most muscle wannabes continue to abuse steroids despite knowing that they have serious, life-limiting and potentially lethal side effects, say researchers.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
When Nehru asked for police to locate Natwar (IANS Interview-II)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Kunwar Natwar Singh in many ways is monotypical in that he served so many Congress dispensations in different capacities. Equally, he came into maximum proximity with celebrated Indian and world leaders, acclaimed writers and people in position of pre eminence. Influenced by novelist E.M. Forster during his years in Cambridge, he learnt the value of friendship from him. In the second and concluding part of this IANS interview, I let the raconteur in him take over:
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brisk polling in progress in TN by-elections (2nd Lead)(1 p.m.)
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) The four Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu - Aravakuruchi, Sulur, Thiruparankundram and Ottapidaram - where by-elections are underway on Sunday have seen brisk and peaceful polling since morning.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chess virtuoso wants creativity back in game (Where Are They Now?)
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Chess International Master (IM) Tiruchi Natesan Parameswaran created a sensation in 1979 winning the National title at the age of 23 when the game was dominated by players above 40.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
'Go back' slogan against BJP leader Babul Supriyo
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Some locals raised "go back" slogans against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Sunday when the singer-turned-politician was taking to the media after casting his vote at a booth in Jorasanko in the North Kolkata Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Finding the kismet connection (Column: Tete-e-tete)
It's no secret. Astrology has always had an undeniable appeal. Who doesn't like knowing about one's future? It's no laughing matter. Never was. Even after completing over two decades of rigorous reading of thousands of birth charts, its still astonishing for me to see how the human mind works. So I can't help but throw my own experiences in the fray for upvotes. Though I have encountered an army of types in this journey, there is a looming demographic which underlines why our Universe borders on the absurd. So allow me to pay homage to those who are unusually notable.
2019-05-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
BJP mastered WhatsApp elections in India: Shashi Tharoor
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mastered the art of influencing voters via social media platforms in Lok Sabha elections and WhatsApp has been their favourite medium simply because of its massive reach, Congress Party leader Shashi Tharoor has said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology,Politics
Chandra Bose accuses Trinamool of attacking BJP polling agents
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Kolkata South Chandra Kumar Bose on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress of attacking his party's polling agents in various parts of the constituency and urged the Election Commission to play a more proactive role.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
McDonald's reopens 13 restaurants in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Ltd (CRPL), now wholly-owned by food service retailer McDonald's, has re-opened 13 of its restaurants in Delhi starting 11 a.m on Sunday, a statement by McDonald's said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Farhan 'bit too late' in appealing to voters of Bhopal
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Farhan Akhtar on Sunday got trolled for appealing to the voters of Bhopal, which had recorded 61.71 per cent voting a week ago.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
SP-BSP poised for big win in Purvanchal: Rajbhar
Balia (Uttar Pradesh), May 19 (IANS) Estranged BJP ally, the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) President Om Prakash Rajbhar on Sunday said that the SP-BSP alliance was poised for a big win in the final phase of voting taking place in Purvanchal (eastern Uttar Pradesh).
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian charged with raping woman in Singapore
Singapore, May 19 (IANS) An Indian man has been charged with aggravated rape of a female university student near the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Bengal: Diamond Harbour BJP candidate's car vandalised
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Diamond Harbour candidate Nilanjan Roy's car was vandalized on Sunday as the constituency witnessed the final phase of Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Curfew continues for fourth day in J&K's Bhaderwah
Jammu, May 19 (IANS) Curfew continued for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah town.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
My friend circle is limited: Sunny Leone
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone, who is in the "best phase" of her life personally and professionally, says she enjoys having a small circle of friends.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will Smith wanted 'Bollywood level' scene in 'Aladdin'
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Will Smith has loved "Sab sahi hai bro", a song that Indian rapper Badshah has created as a promotional number for the Hollywood star's forthcoming release "Aladdin".
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Double role not impulsive but a creative call: Mohit
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor Mohit Malik, who has taken a break from playing the sensitive and compassionate character Sikander in the TV show "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala", says the decision to make him play a double role was not an impulsive call but a creative one.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Chinese shout 'Boycott Apple' as US goes after Huawei
Beijing/San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) As the Washington-Beijing trade war intensifies along with fresh restrictions on Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the US, there has been a significant rise in "Boycott Apple" movement in China.
2019-05-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP asks Delhi Police to withdraw security for Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegation that his own security detail could assassinate him as in the case of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the Delhi unit of the BJP has written to the Delhi Police demanding withdrawal of the Kejriwal's security cover.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
26% voting till 12 p.m. in 7th phase LS polls (Afternoon Lead)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 26 per cent voter turnout was recorded in polling for 59 seats in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections till 12 noon on Sunday, with the maximum 32.53 per cent voting in West Bengal.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP candidate, party leader attacked in WB
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Anupam Hazra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from West Bengal's Jadavpur seat, and a party leader accompanying him were attacked and the latter's car damaged after the two visited a booth on receiving reports of rigging.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
52.89% voting recorded in Jharkhand (3rd Lead) (1 p.m.)
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 52.89 per cent polling till 1 p.m. for the three parliamentary constituencies where voting is underway in the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, an election official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Pragya Thakur should be expelled from BJP: Nitish Kumar
Patna, May 19 (IANS) BJP ally and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar on Sunday lashed out at Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for her statement in favour of Mahatma Gandhi assassin Nathuram Godse and demanded the party to expel her.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Over 45% voting recorded in Panaji bypoll (2nd Lead)(1 p.m.)
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Over 45 per cent voting was recorded in the Panaji Assembly bypoll on Sunday till 1 p.m., according to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
32% voting in WB amid sporadic violence (2nd Lead) (11 a.m.)
Kolkata May 19 (IANS) Over 32 per cent electorates cast their votes across nine parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal till 11 a.m. on Sunday where the seventh and final phase of polling is underway amid reports of sporadic violence and EVM malfunctioning.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
We need Ray, Ghatak kind of cinema for Cannes: Bhandarkar
Cannes, May 19 (IANS) Madhur Bhandarkar, who is here for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, says Indian filmmakers need to create cinema focussing on real and "earthy" subjects to have visible representation at such platforms.
2019-05-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Poll code violation: TMC complains to EC against PM
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) on polling day.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SC gave me belief that we aren't wrong: Dutee on same-sex relation
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) 100m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals Dutee Chand on Sunday revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with a girl from her home town. The 23-year-old is thus the first Indian sportsperson to admit to being in a same-sex relationship.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Athletics
Naidu meets Sharad Pawar again in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party Chief N. Chandra Babu Naidu on Sunday met Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar at his residence here.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Despite Everything' is 'Mamma Mia!' sans ABBA songs
Film: "Despite Everything (A Pesar De Todo)" on Netflix; Language: Spanish; Director: Gabriela Tagliavini; Cast: Belen Cuesta, Bianca Suarez, Amaia Salamanca and Macarena Garcia; Rating: *(1 star)
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Britney Spears says 'of course' she will perform again
Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears says "of course" she will perform again as she and beau Sam Asghari go shopping.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
ALERT: BJP's Bengal candidate Niranjan Roy's car attacked in Budge Budge
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung Galaxy A70: Equipped for all-round performance
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Samsung India, which sold five million units of Galaxy A phones in just 70 days, is banking big time on the A-series -- in an attempt to outshine the Chinese rivals that have carved out a niche in the Indian smartphone market with competitively-priced devices.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mel B rushed to hospital after losing vision in right eye
London, May 19 (IANS) Singer Mel B, who cannot see on her left side after botched laser surgery, was rushed to a hospital after losing vision in the right eye, raising fears for the Spice Girls tour.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
25.25% voting in Bihar LS polls (12 p.m.)
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Bihar witnessed a 25.25 per cent voter turnout till 12 p.m. on Sunday in the elections to the state's eight parliamentary constituencies, amid reports of people ransacking a polling booth and holding an administration official hostage for an hour, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Huge win for SP-BSP alliance in Purvanchal: Rajbhar
Balia (Uttar Pradesh), May 19 (IANS) Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar cast his vote, along with his family, at the Mirganj Primary School of Balia on Sunday. He said the SP-BSP alliance will get a massive victory in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ALERT: Trinamool alleges poll code violation by PM, registers complaint
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump opposed to parts of Alabama's abortion ban
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than what was passed by Alabama's Republican state government.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mukesh, Nita Ambani shower love on Rishi Kapoor
New York, May 19 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani visited veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is undergoing a medical treatment here since 2018, to give "assurance and mental peace" to him and his family.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anil Kapoor's special anniversary message for wife
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor and his wife Sunita Kapoor on Sunday clocked 35 years of married life, and only had words full of love for each other.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Remo's fitness level motivates Varun Dhawan
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan, who joined Remo D'Souza in showing off abs and muscles, says the director's level of fitness makes everyone work hard.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Raghava Lawrence opts out of Akshay's 'Laaxmi Bomb'
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrence, who was recently signed to direct Akshay Kumar starrer Hindi horror-comedy "Laaxmi Bomb", has opted out of the project as he felt disrespected.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Chokers' label for South Africa exaggeration: Upton
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) South Africa need to embrace the 'chokers' tag rather than run away from it at the upcoming World Cup that will be held in England and Wales, according to the Proteas' former Performance Director Paddy Upton.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Djokovic beats Schwartzman to reach Italian Open final
Rome, May 19 (IANS) Serbian world No.1 Novak Djokovic got a stern test from Argentina's Diego Schwartzman but he pulled out a 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 victory to advance to the Italian Open final.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Over 20% voting in Karnataka's 2 Assembly seats(11 a.m.)
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Over 20 per cent voting was registered in Karnataka's two Assembly segments -- Chincholi and Kundgol -- in the first four hours till 11 a.m. on Sunday, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
102-year-old voter casts ballot in Himachal
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Shyam Saran Negi, a 102-year-old voter who also participated in the 1951-52 general elections which were the country's first, cast his ballot on Sunday at a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district as elections were held to elect four members of Parliament from Himachal
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
IBS to acquire Canadian aviation software major
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) In an attempt to step up its efforts to become a major technology provider in the global aviation industry, Technopark-headquartered IBS Software has entered into a multi-million-dollar agreement with Massachusetts-based Kronos Incorporated to acquire AD OPT.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Nearly 32% voting recorded in Andhra re-polls
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 32 per cent voters exercised their ballots in seven polling stations as re-polling was underway in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor Lok Sabha constituency on Sunday amid tight security.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
MCA sees Rs 2.8 lakh cr recovery from IBC-led resolution process
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Terming the current insolvency process and its outcomes as 'super success, Ministry of Corporate Affairs sees total recovery amount touching Rs 2.8 lakh crore through resolutions with the settlement of two key accounts, including some others -- Essar Steel, where financial creditors have approved the resolution and Bhushan Steel and Power.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Stones pelted at BJP candidate in Kolkata, mediaperson hurt
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Stones were pelted at BJP's Kolkata North candidate Rahul Sinha near a polling station at Park Circus area here on Sunday. The leader escaped unharmed.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
2 trains collide in Philippines, 34 injured
Manila, May 19 (IANS) At least 34 people were injured when a "runaway" train rammed into another train in Metro Manila of the Philippines, officials said on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
29.48% voting in MP LS polls (11 a.m.)
Bhopal, May 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh on Sunday witnessed 29.48 per cent voting in the first four hours of polling to the state's eight Lok Sabha seats in the seventh and last phase of voting in the ongoing general elections, an official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
30.33% voting recorded in Jharkhand (2nd Lead) (11 a.m.)
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 30.33 per cent polling till 11 a.m. for three Lok Sabha seats, an election official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Vote to strengthen democracy: Himachal CM
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday urged people to vote to strengthen the democracy as the state's four Lok Sabha seats -- Shimla, Mandi, Hamirpur and Kangra -- cast their vote in the seventh and final phase of polling of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Nearly 13% polling in Himachal (2nd Lead) (11 a.m.)
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 13 per cent of over 53 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out in the first four hours of polling on Sunday to elect members of Parliament for four seats in the last phase of the general elections, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Voters in Chandauli claim they were inked before polling
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), May 19 (IANS) Residents of the Tara Jivanpur village here have alleged that some people forcibly applied ink on their fingers and gave them Rs 500 each on Saturday evening. They were told not to go for polling on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
The era of star secretaries (Column: B Town)
A star secretary was a phrase used to describe a man/woman who handled the work affairs of an actor. But, a lot of them fitted the bill of 'Star Secretary because many secretaries who handled stars eventually became bigger stars.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary
ALERT: 30.33% voting in Jharkhand till 11 a.m.
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Polling official dies in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur, May 19 (IANS) An official on election duty died inside a polling booth on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Poll Trivia,Politics
12.18% voting in Uttar Pradesh till 11 a.m. (2nd Lead)
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Only 12.18 per cent voting was recorded in the first four hours polling for Uttar Pradesh's 13 parliamentary constituencies in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to a voter turn-out app.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
India needs few mega banks to to compete globally: CEA
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Batting for PSU banks' consolidation, chief economic advisor Krishnamurthy V Subramanian has said having a few good banks is a good idea as they can compete and their quality can get enhanced to compete globally with the best in the world.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: Stone pelted at Bengal BJP candidate Rahul Sinha near Park Circus
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BSF officer injured in LoC firing in Poonch
Jammu, May 19 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) officer has been injured during heavy firing exchanges between Indian and Pakistani troops in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, informed sources said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Brisk polling in TN Assembly by-elections
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Brisk and peaceful voting was seen in the four Tamil Nadu Assembly constituencies -- Aravakuruchi, Sulur, Thiruparankundram and Ottapidaram -- on Sunday morning since polling began at 7 a.m.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
US e-tailer sells bath mats depicting Hindu Gods
Washington, May 19 (IANS) American e-tailer Wayfair has come under fire for selling bath mats depicting Hindu Gods, after Amazon was slammed for selling similar items, the media reported.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump may pardon servicemen accused, convicted of war crimes
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has hinted that he is considering pardons for several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes, the media reported.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Nearly 13% polling in Himachal (11 a.m.)
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 13 per cent of over 53 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out in the first four hours of polling on Sunday to elect members of Parliament for four seats in the penultimate phase of the general elections, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
2019 general election: The Turning Point (Comment)
The ongoing 2019 general election is one of the most closely contested general elections in Indias parliamentary history of India. It also has one of the most widely spread election schedules of seven phases in a span of 39 days. Everyone is anxiously waiting for May 23 - the day the poll results will be announced. Even the most experienced political experts are not in a position to do a precise qualified prediction of the results. But the majority of the surveys and analyses indicate a post poll scenario where the BJP and the NDA will be the largest single party and alliance respectively, but the NDA may fall short of the majority mark.
2019-05-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Most distant space object looks like man in meditation
Washington, May 19 (IANS) NASAs New Horizons mission team has published the first image of the farthest world ever explored -- a planetary building block and Kuiper Belt object clicked during New Years 2019 flyby of Ultima Thule which looks like a human being in deep meditation.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
Election results to determine market moves (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Exit polls along with the final verdict of the 2019 general elections will keep the equity investors on tenterhooks in the coming week, experts said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India may witness longer slowdown as oil imports, consumption decline
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) In a sign that slowdown in the Indian economy may be long drawn, a government report has projected a modest 3.5 per cent growth in oil imports this year. Considering that India imports more than 80 per cent of its oil requirements, slow growth in imports signals tepid demand and consumption.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Modi offers prayers at Badrinath
Dehradun, May 19 (IANS) After Kedarnath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Badrinath temple in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Over 10% voting in Punjab LS polls (10 a.m.)
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) More than 10 per cent voting was recorded in the first three hours of polling to Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of the general elections, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
DoT to soon settle merger/transfer of licences in M&As
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Department of Telecom will settle all issues related to merger and transfer of licences in the telecom sector on a priority basis, an internal note of the ministry said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: Modi offers prayers at Badrinath
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Sunny Deol visits polling stations in Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur, May 19 (IANS) Donning a turban, BJP's Gurdaspur candidate and actor Sunny Deol on Sunday visited polling stations to oversee the polling process.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Don't go too far, Chinese Foreign Minister tells Pompeo
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) China's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged Washington "not to go too far" in its measures that threatened Chinese interests in a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
2019-05-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Voices of women must be heard, says Rahul
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hailed the role played by women in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections not just as candidates but also as voters and said that their voices must be heard.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Nearly 13% polling in Himachal till 11 a.m.
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2019-05-19
Category: International, France,National,Politics
Marquez back on pole in France, Lorenzo improves to 8th
Le Mans (France), May 19 (IANS) Even a crash during Q2 couldnt stop Marc Marquez from claiming his third pole position from five races while teammate Jorge Lorenzo took a season-best eighth.
2019-05-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
ALERT: TMC leader Aziz ur Rehman helps voter cast vote in booth no. 251 of Baruipur under Jadavpur LS constituency
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: BSF officer injured in LoC firing
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
14.17% voting in WB amid EVM failures, sporadic violence (9 a.m.)
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal recorded 14.17 per cent polling to the state's nine Lok Sabha seats amid a few incidents of sporadic violence and reports of EVM failures in several booths leading to either delay or stalling of the poll process, an official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Modi spends night in Kedarnath cave, thanks EC
Dehradun, May 19 (IANS) After spending night Saturday night meditating inside a cave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning again offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: 10% polling in Punjab in 3 hours
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Nitish condemns Pragya's 'Godse' remark
Patna, May 19 (IANS) BJP ally and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar on Sunday lashed out at Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for her statement in favour of Mahatma Gandhi assassin Nathuram Godse, and said that he "would not tolerate such remarks".
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics,Terrorism
City thrash Watford 6-0 to complete historic treble
London, May 19 (IANS) Manchester City handed Watford a 6-0 hiding in the FA Cup final to complete an unprecedented domestic treble. David Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling all found the target on Saturday to help City to their third domestic tile of the season after winning the EFL Cup and the Premier League.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Re-polling underway in 2 Kerala Lok Sabha seats
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) Re-polling in Kerala's Kannur and Kasargode Lok Sabha seats was underway on Sunday after it was ordered by the state's Chief Electoral Officer following complaints of bogus voting which was later verified.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
ALERT: Nitish Kumar condemns Sadhvi Pragya's Godse comment
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Despite EVM failures, Bengal registers above 14% polling in 2 hours
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Bengal,National,Politics
South Korean government to ditch Windows 7 for Linux
Seoul, May 19 (IANS) With Microsoft informing users that it would end free technical support for Windows 7 operating system next year, South Korean government has decided to switch from Windows 7 to open source operating system Linux.
2019-05-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Nitish questions long duration of elections
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday after casting his ballot raised questions on the long duration of the general elections which is being held in seven phases.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vote for peace: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday appealed to voters to vote for peace as 59 constituencies went to poll in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
8.04% voting recorded in UP LS polls (9 a.m.)
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Only 8.04 per cent voting was recorded in the first two hours of polling to Uttar Pradesh's 13 parliamentary constituencies in the seventh and last phase of the general elections, according to a voter turn-out app.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dhoni looks to finish off in style, break the English voodoo
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) "Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!" exclaimed Ravi Shastri on commentary as M.S. Dhoni led India to a win in the final of the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with a humongous six off Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ALERT: No voting in 3 hours at booth 53 in Konarpur of Jadavpur constituency in Bengal
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2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Over 14% voting recorded in Panaji bypoll (9 a.m.)
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Over 14 per cent voting was recorded in the Panaji Assembly bypoll on Sunday in the first two hours, according to the Chief Electoral Officer (ceo).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chinese players wholly MILK Indian smartphone brands
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Like the famous tech acronym FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google), the Indian smartphone market once had its own buzzword: MILK.
2019-05-19
Category: International, India,National,Technology
13.84% voting recorded in Jharkhand (9 a.m.)
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Jharkhand recorded 13.84 per cent polling till 9 a.m. for the three Lok Sabha seats on Sunday, an election official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Only tech can't make films successful: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who built up curiosity on his upcoming project with acclaimed director Shekhar Kapur, says that though technical advancement has made it easier for the new generation to make films like "Mr. India" it cannot guarantee a movie's success.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Google to shut down Jump VR platform in June
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) A dwindling user base has forced Google to shut down its Jump virtual reality (VR) platform that would go offline by the end of June.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Katich feels fitting Warner, Smith in XI is happy headache
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Pencilling in David Warner and Steve Smith into the top-order could be a headache, but there is no doubt the pair would only make the playing XI richer as they strive to defend their World Cup crown in England and Wales next month, feels former batsman Simon Katich.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Congress' Manish Tewari casts vote in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, May 19 (IANS) Former Union Minister and Congress candidate Manish Tewari on Sunday cast his vote in his hometown here in Punjab.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Republican Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US Congressman Justin Amash became the first Republican to call for Donald Trump's impeachment, saying that the President committed "impeachable conduct" and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Campaign spirited, yet dignified: BJP candidate Puri
Amritsar, May 19 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development and BJP's candidate from Punjab's Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said that the election campaign was spirited and yet dignified.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rahul held 150 rallies during Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) In an effort to oust the Narendra Modi government, Congress President Rahul Gandhi ran a concerted campaign over the past three and a half months, holding nearly 150 rallies and road shows besides press conferences to spell out his partys vision and counter BJP attacks.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath
Kedarnath (Uttarakhand), May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Kedranath temple.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bhalswa Lake: Victim of urbanisation (Delhi Water Bodies)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Once known for its clean and clear water, the Bhalswa Lake of Delhi is narrating its own story of how modernisation and urbanisation is taking a toll on such water bodies.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Walls of dynastic politics have shown cracks: Yogi
Gorakhpur, May 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath cast his ballot here on Sunday and said the walls of casteism, regionalism and dynastic politics were now showing cracks.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Nitish, Manjhi cast votes
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi cast their votes in Patna on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
State of economy-V: Job crisis continues to worsen
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The ruling NDA government won a landslide in 2014 on a promise that it will produce jobs. Five years down the line, India is staring at one of the worst job crisis ever.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: Widespread EVM snags reported from Basirhat, Diamond Harbour, North and South Kolkata LS constituencies
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Politics
One vote will shape India's development trajectory: Modi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to voters to exercise their right in record numbers and said that one vote will shape India's development trajectory.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Poll Trivia,Politics
Voting underway for 8 Lok Sabha seats in MP
Bhopal, May 19 (IANS) Voting was underway on Sunday for the eight Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh in the seventh and last phase of voting in the ongoing general elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Voting underway for Agra North Assembly bypoll
Agra, May 19 (IANS) Voting began on a brisk note for the Agra North Assembly bye-election on Sunday, an official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: Voting delayed at 3 booths in Nagerbazar area (DumDum) of West Bengal
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Voting underway on 13 LS seats in UP
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Voting was underway on Sunday for the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh amid tight security.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Your vote is precious, says Anupam Kher
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Sunday appealed to voters here to exercise their franchise as Chandigarh went to polls in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Harbhajan Singh casts vote in Jalandhar
Jalandhar, May 19 (IANS) Cricketer Harbhajan Singh was among the first to cast his vote on Sunday at a polling booth in this Punjab's town.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Voting for Panaji bypoll gets underway
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Voting for the Panaji assembly bypoll got underway at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics