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PMUY beneficiaries use just 2.3 LPG cylinders a year: Study
Toronto, July 16 (IANS) The beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in India consume on an average 2.3 LPG cylinders of 14.2 kg annually which is about half of what a rural consumer consumes on an average, new research has found.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Technology
Mortaza remains captain as Bangladesh name squad for SL tour
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza was named in the squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka by the Bangladesh Cricket Board and will continue to lead the team, according to a Cricbuzz report.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
China to stop subsidizing state-owned 'zombie' firms
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) The Chinese government will stop subsidizing state firms which are not solvent on their own in order to improve the efficiency of the country's economy, the National Development and Reform Commission said on Tuesday.
2019-07-16
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
US-S.Korea military drills will affect n-talks: Pyongyang
Pyongyang, July 16 (IANS) North Korea on Tuesday warned the US that its upcoming joint military exercises with South Korea would be a "violation" of the bilateral commitments and would affect nuclear talks.
2019-07-16
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security
Philippines, US reaffirm security commitments for South China Sea
Manila, July 16 (IANS) Philippines and the US on Tuesday agreed to reinforce their defence ties and uphold freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea amid Chinas non-stop island-building and military activities in the region.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS
Geneva, July 16 (IANS) The UNAIDS in its latest report issued on Tuesday said that globally, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2018, a 16 per cent decline since 2010, driven mostly by steady progress across most of eastern and southern Africa.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Thinner than hair' flexible chips released in China
Hangzhou, July 16 (IANS) Thinner than hair, two ultra-thin flexible chips have been developed by Chinese researchers.
2019-07-16
Category: International, China,Technology
23 million out-of-school children in Pakistan: Report
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Despite generous funding from foreign donors to transform the educational sector in Pakistan and the claims by various governments regarding improvements, there are almost 23 million out-of-school children in the country, the second highest number in the world, a report said.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pakistan opens airspace 5 months after military escalation with India (2nd Lead)
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistani authorities on Tuesday announced the complete reopening of the country's airspace for civilian flights, nearly five months after the military escalation with India.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
EU renews sanctions on N.Korea over nuclear programmes
Brussels, July 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has voted to renew sanctions against North Korean individuals and entities for contributing to the Asian country's nuclear activities, ballistic missiles and other weapons of mass destruction programmes, as well as for evading the restrictions.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security
Pakistan opens airspace 5 months after military escalation with India
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistani authorities on Tuesday announced the complete reopening of the country's airspace for civilian flights, nearly five months after the military escalation with India.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Twitter rolling out new desktop look, users unhappy
San Francisco, July 16 (IANS) In a bid to make navigation faster, easier and website more personalized, micro-blogging site Twitter is rolling out an updated desktop version.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
White House projects $1 tn budget deficit for 2019
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The White House has revised the fiscal year 2019 budget deficit to a projected $1 trillion, the highest since 2012, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in its recently released Mid-Session Review.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Restoring 737 MAX commercial operations upto federal regulators'
San Francisco, July 16 (IANS) Boeing has said that the timing for restoring its globally grounded 737 MAX aircraft back to commercial operations will be decided by federal regulators
2019-07-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Grass tasted like never before: Djokovic post Wimbledon win
London, July 16 (IANS) Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic believes that the summit clash at the just concluded Wimbledon against Roger Federer was a "match that had ever everything" and will be remembered forever.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Microsoft Office 365 banned in German schools over data privacy
Berlin, July 16 (IANS) In a first such case globally, schools in Germany have banned the use of Microsoft Office 365, after a data privacy authority for the state of Hesse ruled that using the popular software exposes personal information of students and teachers "to potential access by US authorities".
2019-07-16
Category: International, Germany,Technology
White House nominates new Defence Secretary
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The White House has formally nominated Mark Esper as the new Secretary of Defence as it struggles to fill the top Pentagon post that has been vacant for over six months.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump mulls ousting Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: Report
Washington, July 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has told his aides and allies that he was considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the American media reported.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Black Caps homecoming ceremony on hold
Wellington, July 16 (IANS) The homecoming ceremony for New Zealand's World Cup squad has been put on hold due to some "logical complications".
2019-07-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Pakistan reopens airspace for civil aviation
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan has reopened its airspace for all types of civil traffic, the country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced on Tuesday.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US to raise bar for 'Made in America' products
Washington, July 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has ordered that only products with more than 55 per cent made in the country might be considered "Made in America", eyeing to raise the bar to 75 per cent in the future.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots in ICC ODI rankings
London, July 15 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah retained their top spots in the ICC ODI batsman and bowler's rankings, respectively, after the World Cup, the cricket's governing body said in a statement on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Snapchat to let users watch original 'Creator Shows'
London, July 15 (IANS) In a bid to compete with content-streaming players like Netflix and YouTube, photo-messaging app Snapchat is testing a new feature to let users binge-watch original content on its app, Metro.co.uk reported on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
10-day Partition exhibition to come to California
Berkeley, July 15 (IANS) An upcoming 10-day pop-up exhibition will be held here by the 1947 Partition Archive, spotlighting the "largest mass refugee crisis that unfolded when the British Empire broke up after World War II", and featuring survivors and witnesses who "now call California their home".
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Manchester United congratulates fan Archer, England team for WC win
Manchester, July 15 (IANS) Football giants Manchester United congratulated their big fan Jofra Archer and the England team for lifting their maiden World Cup at Lord's on Sunday.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
England should've been given five runs, not six: Simon Taufel
London, July 15 (IANS) Former international umpire Simon Taufel feels that the umpires made a grave mistake while awarding six runs to England -- instead of five --when a throw struck Ben Stokes' bat during the summit clash of the 2019 World Cup at Lord's.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Lahore court grants pre-arrest bail to Hafiz Saeed
Lahore, July 15 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Monday granted pre-arrest bail to Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and three others in a case pertaining to the banned outfit's alleged illegal use of land for its seminary.
2019-07-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
ATC grants pre-arrest bail to JuD's Hafiz Saeed
Lahore, July 15 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Monday granted pre-arrest bail to Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and three others in a case pertaining to the outfit's alleged illegal use of land for its seminary.
2019-07-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
UK computer pioneer Alan Turing face of 50 pound note
London, July 15 (IANS) British cmputer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the Bank of England's 50 pound note, it was revealed on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Honor 9X Pro with triple cameras officially teased
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Huawei sub brand Honor is all set to launch its new 9X series smartphones, Honor 9X and 9X Pro on July 23, the media reported.
2019-07-15
Category: International, China,Technology
What Stokes told Archer before the Super Over
London, July 15 (IANS) Jofra Archer didn't appear nervous before bowling the Super Over that won England the World Cup -- and that was because Ben Stokes' words of advice were keeping him calm.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Shehbaz Sharif to sue UK daily over 'fabricated story'
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Shehbaz Sharif, the President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said that he has "decided to file a law suit against Daily Mail" newspaper after the British tabloid published an investigative report allegedly revealing that he and his family were involved in money-laundering in the UK.
2019-07-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Man credits Apple Watch for saving him from drowning
San Francisco, July 15 (IANS) A Chicago-based man has credited his Apple Watch for saving him from drowning.
2019-07-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft Word for Android crosses '1 bn installs' mark
San Francisco, July 15 (IANS) Hitting a notable milestone, the Android edition of Microsoft Word has crossed the "1 billion installs" mark on Google's Play Store after four years of its release.
2019-07-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Morgan, Williamson have their say on boundary count in Super Over (IANS at World Cup)
London, July 15 (IANS) England might have won the World Cup, but the fact that the number of boundaries hit decided the winner is something that has not gone down well with certain quarters who believed that if the game ended in a tie even after the Super Over, either the trophy should have been shared or the team picking most wickets could take it home. However, England skipper Eoin Morgan's take on the issue was different than his Kiwi counterpart Kane Williamson.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
TCC open to negotiated settlement with Pakistan
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) The Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) has said that it was willing to discuss the potential for a negotiated settlement with Pakistan over an almost $6 billion damages case decided in its favour, a media report said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
China's second-quarter growth slumps to 27 year low
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) The Chinese economy grew at the slowest pace in 27 years in the second quarter of 2019 as the country logged a growth of 6.2 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Politics
Pompeo grants US visa for Iranian FM's UN visit
Washington, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he has granted a visa for Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit the UN headquarters in New York, adding that the latter's movements will be largely confined.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
26-17: Count WC champions England will never forget
London, July 15 (IANS) England became the World Champions for the first time in cricket history after defeating New Zealand in what can be termed as the most-epic matches in white-ball cricket to be ever played.
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Hamilton wins 6th British GP in Silverstone classic
Silverstone (England), July 14 (IANS) Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone on Sunday in a race which featured several multi-car battles and a mid-race collision between Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
2019-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Wrestler Vinesh wins second gold on the bounce
Istanbul, July 14 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat won the gold at the Yasar Dogu International wrestling meet with a commanding 9-5 win over Russia's Ekaterina Poleschuk here on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Other Sports
Jehan Daruvala clinches podium in Silverstone
Silverstone (UK), July 14 (IANS) Indian racing sensation Jehan Daruvala scripted history as he became the first ever Indian to go atop the FIA F3 Championship leaderboard momentarily after clinching the second position in an action packed feature race at the famous Silverstone circuit here on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Hope Morgan and co. lift the World Cup: Knight
London, July 14 (IANS) England women's team's World Cup winning captain Heather Knight has said that lifting the trophy at Lord's was the best experience she has ever had in her career and that she hopes Eoin Morgan and Co. gets to do the same on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Pakistan imported medicines worth Rs 136 cr from India in 2019
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan imported medicines and vaccines worth (Pakistani) Rs 136,99,87,000 from India in 2019, its Health Ministry has said.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Trump scrapped Iran N-deal to offend Obama: Report
London, July 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump scrapped the Iran nuclear deal to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, British media on Sunday quoted a leaked memo as saying.
2019-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Imran, Trump have similar personalities, God have mercy: Sheikh Rashid
Lahore, July 14 (IANS) Expressing hope that the upcoming meeting between similar natured Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump on July 22 goes well, Pakistan's Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid on Sunday said, "Khuda khair kare" (May God have mercy).
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
Akshay Kumar's son Aarav hates cricket
London, July 14 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar is a cricket fan but his son Aarav does not like the sport. Why? Because he (Akshay) watches it a lot.
2019-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
British tabloid claims Shahbaz embezzled UK aid, PML-N denies charges
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday denied reports by British tabloid 'Daily Mail' that its leader Shahbaz Sharif embezzled millions given to Pakistan by the UK in aid.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
HK journalists stage protest over police treatment
Hong Kong, July 14 (IANS) Hundreds of journalists staged a silent protest in Hong Kong on Sunday to denounce what they view as unacceptable treatment by the police while covering the recent wave of demonstrations.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Defence/Security
Iconic Apple Park valued at more than $4bn: Report
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) The iconic Apple Park in Cupertino has been assessed to be worth a whopping $3.6 billion, according to the Santa Clara county.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology