Salt Lake City, Utah Indian Community - UtahIndian.com
| | | | | | | | | | |
 


 

Latest News from India and Around the World


Categories
International
Bollywood
Art/Culture/Books
Business/Economy
Cinema/Showbiz
Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defence/Security
Diaspora
Diplomacy
Education
Environment/Wildlife
Features
Health/Medicine
Human Interest/Society
Immigration/Law/Rights
Interviews
Kashmir
Lifestyle/Fashion
Media
Opinion/Commentary
Politics
Religion
Science/Tech
South Asia
Sports
State Elections 2013
Terrorism
Tamil Nadu
National
Turkey
Other Sports
Orissa
Southern Cinema
Delhi
West Bengal
Myanmar
Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tripura
United Kingdom
Bihar
China
Jammu And Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh
Mumbai
New Delhi
Gujarat
Punjab
Slovakia
Spain
United States
Germany
Togo
Israel
Pakistan
Goa
United Arab Emirates
Russian Federation
Dharamsala
Indonesia
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Kolkata
Malta
India
Syrian Arab Republic
Singapore
Karnataka
Assam
Rajasthan
Thailand
Uttar Pradesh
Bangladesh
Mexico
Niger
Iraq
Egypt
Sri Lanka
Japan
Netherlands
Cuba
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Haryana
Poland
Nepal
France
Kenya
New Zealand
Hollywood
Brazil
Canada
Maharashtra
Yemen
South Africa
Australia
Latvia
Ireland
Uttarakhand
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
South Korea
Hong Kong
Jordan
Central African Republic
Italy
Norway
North Korea
Sudan
Philippines
Madhya Pradesh
Mizoram
Azerbaijan
Portugal
Cambodia
Zimbabwe
Greece
Ethiopia
Sweden
Sikkim
Malaysia
Monaco
Belgium
Denmark
Uruguay
Morocco
Colombia
Switzerland
Qatar
Albania
Lebanon
Costa Rica
Saudi Arabia
Rwanda
Cameroon
Cyprus
Congo
Nigeria
Hungary
Oman
Bulgaria
Bahrain
Somalia
Finland
Holy See (vatican City State)
Tunisia
Bahamas
Paraguay
Taiwan
Province Of China
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Puerto Rico
The Democratic Republic Of The
Honduras
Ghana
Cricket
IPL
Technology
Badminton
Football
Tennis
Roquebrune
Athletics
Golf
Serbia And Montenegro
Usa
Rroquebrune-cap-martin
Manipur
Hockey
Panama
Arunachal Pradesh
Motorsports
Viet Nam
Argentina
--select--
Kazakhstan
Leicestershire
US Elections
Afghanistan
Iceland
Florida
Venezuela
Czech Republic
Bhutan
Shakmir
Ecuador
Hyderabad
2016 In Retrospect
Ukraine
Jharkhand
Kyrgyzstan
Fiji
International
Gabon
Burkina Faso

Categories
Devyani Khobragade
Sussanne
Amitabh Bachchan
Gauhar Khan
Salman Khan
Kejriwal
AAP
Suchitra Sen
Tharoor
Hrithik Roshan
Yoga
Headline
Cross-voting favours Meira Kumar in Rajasthan
Jaipur, July 20 (IANS) Unlike in several other states, cross-voting in the presidential election seems to have gone against National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in Rajasthan.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Israeli, Turkish Presidents discuss East Jerusalem's shrine violence
Jerusalem, July 20 (IANS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin talked over the phone with Turkish President Recep Erdogan in a rare conversation between the two leaders over the escalating tensions around East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Congress warns sulking Vaghela to behave, not embarrass party
Ahmedabad, July 20 (IANS) The Gujarat Congress on Thursday evening issued a warning to veteran party leader Shankersinh Vaghela not to "play any politics" under the guise of his 77th birthday celebrations with his supporters and legislators on Friday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Kohli, Shastri hail Harmanpreet's ton in WWC semis
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Indian men's team captain Virat Kohli and newly-appointed head coach Ravi Shastri led Twitter users in congratulating all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, who on Thursday blasted an unbeaten 171 off only 115 deliveries to help India post a massive 281/4 in a rain-shortened 42-overs-a-side Women's World Cup semi-final against Australia at Derby.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Highways ministry approves 51,300 km state roads as highways
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The road transport and highways ministry in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Thursday said that it has given "in-principle" approval to convert 51,300 km length of state roads as new highways.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sanitation coverage up to 65.07% till July: Government
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday said that the Swachh Bharat Mission has picked up great momentum, with the sanitation coverage increasing from 41.80 per cent in October 2014 to 65.07 per cent in July 2017, and is hopeful of achieving its target by October 2019.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thames, Hooghly communities plan riverside art walk for cross-cultural connectivity
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) In a bid to inspire cross-cultural connectivity between Bengal and Britain, the communities along the Thames and Hooghly rivers have come together for a year-long artistic exchange programme to create 20 hand-painted silk scrolls and participate in animated walks across 20 locations along the two rivers between September-December this year.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rs 19,000 cr invested on national highways in North-East: Minister
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has spent around Rs 19,000 crore in the last two years for strengthening road infrastructure in the north-eastern region of the country, Minster of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ola yet to plug policy gap that helped doctor's kidnappers
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Fourteen days after an Ola cab driver kidnapped a 29-year-old Delhi doctor, the cab service provider company is yet to fix a policy loophole that favoured the kidnappers.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Diplomat's cricket analogies on India-China military stand off
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) That cricket is followed like a religion in India is well known but a senior diplomat using the analogies of the sport to explain, or to conceal, Indian foreign policy manoeuvers in resolving a military stand-off with China may be a first.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Amarinder meets Jaitley, seeks settlement of Rs 6,000 cr farmers loans
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought from the central government one-time settlement of the Rs 6,000 crore loans taken by the states farmers from national and private banks.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No concrete progress on key issues as 2nd round Brexit talks end
Brussels, July 20 (IANS) The European Union and Britain failed to bridge their differences on key Brexit issues, including financial settlement and the jurisdiction of overseas citizens, as the second round of negotiations concluded here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Arab League urges world to save Yemen from cholera outbreak
Cairo, July 20 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) warned on Thursday against the growing cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, urging the international community to respond to the pleas of UN organisations to control the epidemic.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
11 Gujarat Congress MLAs cross-voted for Kovind
Gandhinagar, July 20 (IANS) As many as 11 Gujarat Congress legislators on Thursday were learnt to have cast their votes in favour of NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, and not for the official Congress-led opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Eurofins Scientific to acquire Tata's Advinus Therapeutics
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Tata Industries on Thursday said that laboratory testing major Eurofins Scientific will acquire its preclinical contract research company Advinus Therapeutics.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre to build 15,000 km national highways this fiscal: Minister
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has set a target of constructing 15,000-km of national highways during the current fiscal, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Stakeholder consultations on for air passengers' digital ID number: Raju
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday said that it has conducted various stakeholder consultations to evolve a procedure that would mandate air passengers to furnish a digital identification number for booking tickets.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonia, Rahul, others congratulate President-elect Kovind
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the President of India and reminded him that the President has been entrusted with the task of upholding the Constitution of India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gadkari reviews progress of work on logistics parks
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday reviewed the progress of the work to set up multi-modal logistics parks across the country.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Underlining women through films is not my forte: Avinash Das
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Director Avinash Das, who received critical acclaim for his film "Anaarkali of Aarah" earlier this year, said on Thursday he doesn't like how women-oriented films underline the gender as it's not something that he does in his movies.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hope CBFC doesn't have issues with 'Akali' in 'Raag Desh': Tigmanshu Dhulia
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is gearing up for the release of "Raag Desh - Birth of a Nation", hopes the censor board doesn't have any issues with the film's content, as also with the use of the word "Akali", which it has objected to in Madhur Bhandarkar's "Indu Sarkar".
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Doklam standoff may be prolonged, needs proper handling: Shyam Saran
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Calling the month-long military stand-off between India and China at Doklam part of a mind game, former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran on Thursday said there was a possibility of a prolonged impasse and even "punitive action" caused by Chinese "frustration" over confrontation with India in a third nation's territory.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi to get showers on Friday, says weatherman
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Delhi saw some respite from the heat on Thursday, as the maximum temperature dropped two degrees due to a rainy morning even as the weatherman predicted light rain on Friday as well.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sparks fly in RS over cow vigilantism, government says not anti-Muslim (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Sparks flew in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday during the discussion on cow vigilantism and atrocities on Dalits, with the opposition trying to corner the government and a minister raking up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the 2002 Godhra incident.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RIL to invest $25 mn in innovation incubator in Israel
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday announced it will invest $25 million in a technology incubator -- the Jerusalem Innovation Incubator (JII) -- which will reinvest in early stage start-ups working in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), financial technology and Internet of Things (IoT).
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Himachal gang-rape, murder: BJP shuts down Shimla, top police official transferred
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) The 'Queen of Hills' Shimla wore a deserted look on Thursday as the opposition BJP called for a complete shutdown over the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl, with all business establishments, including shopping and tourism centres remaining closed.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KPMG India to merge BMR's M&A and risk consulting businesses
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Professional services firm KPMG in India on Thursday said that it will merge the transactions (M&A) and risk consulting businesses of BMR.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Harmanpreet's breezy ton takes India to 281/4 in WWC semis
Derby, July 20 (IANS) All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur's belligerent century helped India post a massive 281/4 against world champions Australia in the second semi-final encounter of the Women's World Cup at the County Ground here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Maharashtra cheers President-elect Kovind
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Top political leaders from Maharashtra cutting across party lines on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the new President of India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ED summons SRK, wife for personal hearing in FEMA case
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has served a notice to Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri to appear before it personally on August 23 in an ongoing FEMA case, official sources said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bonucci joins Milan on five-year contract
Milan, July 20 (IANS) Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci signed a five-year contract with A.C. Milan, the Serie A side announced on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Patriotism has become social media post: Kunal Kapoor
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor, who will be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Raag Desh - Birth of a Nation", believes patriotism nowadays has become a social media post.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wipro net dips 8 per cent quarterly, flat yearly
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Thursday reported Rs 2,080 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 8 per cent sequential decline from Rs 2,260 crore a quarter ago but 1.2 per cent up annually from (Rs 2,059 crore) in the like period a year ago.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Delhi zoo celebrates 10th birthday of white tiger Vijay
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With a 10 kg cake and a special treat of two kg chicken -- his favourite, the National Zoological Park (Delhi zoo) celebrated the tenth birthday of white tiger Vijay here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Two AAP legislators in Delhi too voted for Kovind
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind got the votes of two AAP MLAs, apart from those of four BJP MLAs in the Delhi assembly in the July 17 presidential election.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How far can a citizen invoke autonomy of identity on grounds of privacy, asks SC
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that ignorance of citizens on how personal data furnished by them was being used could not be the basis for not testing the validity of a law -- Aadhaar Act in the instant case.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rescued after 13 days, traumatised Delhi doctor thanks police
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A day after he was rescued from kidnappers who held him hostage for 13 days, 29-year-old Sreekanth struggled to find words as he faced questions on Thursday evening.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Cross-voting in Presidential election in Maharashtra
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The voting results from Maharashtra in the Presidential election suggest cross-voting by some opposition legislators in favour of NDA candidate and winner Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
HPCL and ONGC in separate businesses, there is no clash: Official
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The acquisition of the central government's majority stake in Hindustan Petroleum by state-run explorer ONGC is the more effective and smoother way of merging these two entities, which are in two different segments of the business, according to a concerned official here.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Storytelling has been controlled by men: Alankrita Shrivastava
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) "Lipstick Under My Burkha" director Alankrita Shrivastava says she is happy making women-oriented films, even being criticised for doing so, as she feels storytelling in cinema has mainly been controlled by men.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonia, Rahul congratulate President-elect Kovind
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the President of India and reminded him that the President has been entrusted with the task of upholding the Constitution of India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ghani congratulates Kovind on being elected President
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the 14th President of India.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
BSF seizes gold biscuits worth Rs 2 crore
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 60 gold biscuits worth close to Rs 2 crore from a smuggler at Hakimpur in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Raag Desh' team has surreal experience at Netaji's residence
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Actors Kunal Kapoor and Mohit Marwah on Thursday had a "surreal experience" as they walked into Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's ancestral home here ahead of the release of their film "Raag Desh -- Birth of a Nation."
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Kuwait orders Iran envoy to leave
Kuwait, July 20 (IANS) Kuwait ordered the Iranian Ambassador on Thursday to leave the country within 48 days, amid a diplomatic row between the two countries, Iranian media reported.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy
Congress leader asks Goa BJP MLAs to adopt 15 cows each
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane on Thursday asked all BJP MLAs to adopt 15 cows so that they understand the woes of a cattle farmer while also coming to the rescue of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar over his remarks on beef.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Targeting schoolchildren doesn't behove any Army: India tells Pakistan
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India on Thursday told Pakistan that its troops were "deliberately" targeting Indian civilian villages and firing at schoolchildren in Jammu and Kashmir which "does not behove of any Army".
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
AAP names Khaira as Leader of Opposition in Punjab
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday named Sukhpal Singh Khaira as Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha targets Rs 1 lakh cr export turnover by 2025
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Odisha has set a target of achieving an export turnover of Rs 1 lakh crore by 2025, MSME Secretary L.N. Gupta said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Kovind, Meira ran dignified campaign: Mahajan
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday congratulated both President-elect Ram Nath Kovind and opposition candidate Meira Kumar for running a dignified campaign in the Presidential election.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SRK to virtually join 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' trailer launch
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is vacationing with family in Los Angeles, will virtually be present on Friday afternoon for the trailer launch of his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal".
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Religious intolerance in India causing concern: Pakistan
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Rising religious intolerance and bigotry in India is a cause of global concern, Pakistan said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Japan beat India at women's HWL
Johannesburg, July 20 (IANS) Japan beat India 2-0 in a Women's Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final match here on Thursday to secure a chance to qualify for next year's Women's World Cup.
2017-07-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Hockey
Robbers posing as police officers arrested
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Three criminals who posed as Delhi Police officers to rob motorists, businessmen and jewellers at gunpoint here have been arrested, police said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man of humble beginnings, Ram Nath Kovind rose from the ranks (Profile)
A man of humble origin and a low-profile leader, Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India and will be the second Dalit to occupy the top constitutional post.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ficci hails Kovind's election as President
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Hailing the election of Ram Nath Kovind as President of India, industry lobby Ficci on Thursday said it displays the highest standard of conduct of parliamentary democracy.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating combined opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra cheers Kovind's victory
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Top political leaders from Maharashtra cutting across party lines on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for being elected the 14th President of India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Emirates flight narrowly averts collision over Mauritius
Dubai, July 20 (IANS) An Airbus A380 flight of Emirates Airways nearly collided in mid-air with an Air Seychelles passenger jet when the Dubai-based carrier was about to land in Mauritius, local media reported on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Ola was ready to pay Rs 5-crore ransom, say police
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A day after a 29-year-old Delhi doctor kidnapped by an Ola cab driver was rescued from Uttar Pradesh, the Delhi Police on Thursday said the company was "not hesitant" to pay the ransom of Rs 5 crore the kidnappers had demanded.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Putin, Trump discussed Russian adoptions: Kremlin
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed the adoption of Russian children by US citizens at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, the Kremlin said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
India rejects China's demand, says withdrawal of troops should be on both sides (Roundup)
New Delhi/Beijing, July 20 (IANS) India on Thursday rejected China's demand for withdrawal of troops from the Doklam border area, saying the pull out should be from both sides for a dialogue to be held for resolving the month long military stand-off at the tri-junction in Sikkim sector.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Parrikar takes dig at Congress over cross-voting
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) As many as four elected representatives of the Congress party may have cross-voted in favour of NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, who eventually won the election with a handsome margin.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ghaziabad hikes circle rates
Ghaziabad, July 20 (IANS) In an annual review, the Ghaziabad administration has marginally increased circle rates which are to be enforced from August 8 in this Uttar Pradesh district.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Wipro to buy back shares worth Rs 11,000 crore
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Thursday proposed to buy back nearly 344 million shares of Rs 2 face value for Rs 11,000 crore ($1.7 billion) at Rs 320 ($4.95) per share.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
RIL Q1 standalone net up 9% at Rs 8,196 cr on petchem gains
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday posted a healthy 9 per cent rise in its standalone net profit for the first quarter ended June at Rs 8,196 crore on the back of higher margins from its petrochemicals business and a one-time gain.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
F1 drivers body backs FIA decision to count on Halo protection
Geneva, July 20 (IANS) The Formula One drivers' association on Thursday backed the International Automobile Federation's decision to choose the Halo frontal cockpit protection for 2018.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
New book club for readers of NCR
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A new book club aiming to develop a community that encourages reading not just for pleasure but also for learning is all set to attract readers of the National Capital Region (NCR).
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
11mn euros of assets seized from mafia convict
Rome, July 20 (IANS/AKI) Italian tax police on Thursday impounded property worth more than 11 million euros from convicted murderer and alleged Sicilian mafia associate Giacomo Gabriele Stanzu as well as from members of his family.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI arrests Delhi municipal official for taking bribe
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The CBI has arrested a Delhi Municipal Corporation official on the charge of accepting Rs 10,000 in bribe for the grant of a licence for a meat shop, an official said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Centre to show no sympathy to cow vigilantes: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the government will show no sympathy to those lynching people in the name of cow protection.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia tighten grip on synchronised swimming at world meet
Budapest, July 20 (IANS) With another strong performance on Thursday, Russia strengthened their grip on synchronised swimming at the FINA World Championships here.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Ceballos will be pillar of Real Madrid, says club President
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) New arrival Dani Ceballos will be a pillar of Real Madrid for the future, Florentino Perez, President of the Spanish football champions, said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mattia De Sciglio inks five-year contract with Juventus
Rome, July 20 (IANS) Italian defender Mattia De Sciglio inked a five-year contract with Juventus, the Serie A football champions announced on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Shastri, Kohli stress on keeping No.1 Test spot
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) After joining forces amid various controversies, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and newly-appointed head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday stressed on the importance of maintaining consistency and working towards holding on to the No.1 Test rank.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
TRAI trying to conclude IUC review soon
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Indian telecom regulator plans to conclude the long-drawn interconnection usage charge (IUC) review as soon as possible, a top official said here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
28 Syrian soldiers killed in rebel ambush: War monitor
Damascus, July 20 (IANS) At least 28 Syrian government soldiers were killed in an ambush near the capital on Thursday, a war monitor group reported.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
In Kerala, Meira Kumar is the winner
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind may have been elected the new President of India on Thursday but in Kerala it was his rival UPA-backed Meira Kumar who won effortlessly.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
EU presses UK for clarity on Brexit divorce bill
Brussels, July 20 (IANS) The UK must make clear its position on a European Union divorce bill before Brexit talks can focus on a future trade deal, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Government launches quality mark logo for milk, milk products
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday launched National Dairy Development Board's (NDDB) quality logo, which will signify safe and quality milk and milk products from dairy cooperatives.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Lancet
New York, July 20 (IANS) Managing lifestyle factors such as smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, a Lancet study has claimed.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
RIL proposes to buy stake in Balaji Telefilms
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday said it plans to acquire 24.92 per cent equity stake in media and entertainment industry firm Balaji Telefilms Limited (BTL) for a consideration of Rs 413.28 crore.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NSE files consent application on co-location issue
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Thursday said it has filed an application with stock market regulator Sebi for settlement of its co-location issue under the consent process.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating UPA candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government is not anti-Dalit, anti-Muslim: Minister
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Thursday said that incidents of lynching were not "general" and asked the states to take strong action against the culprits.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jubilation, jigs and sweets in Kovind's village
Lucknow/Kanpur, July 20 (IANS) As the news of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind being elected the 14th President of India flashed on television channels, his ancestral village broke into celebrations.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
As a filmmaker, I'm always handling people: Rohit Shetty
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Be it on a film's set or on a stunt-based reality show, filmmaker Rohit Shetty says he handles people with ease.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Teen gang-raped on Naples beach
Naples (Italy), July 20 (IANS/AKI) A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped on a Naples beach by a gang of minors, police sources said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Mafia Capital' mobsters jailed
Rome, July 20 (IANS/AKI) An Italian court on Thursday handed lengthy prison sentences to a one-eyed former neo-Fascist mobster and his sidekick for masterminding a mafia-style racket that plundered millions of euros from Rome City Hall.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Unlike many states, Delhi had no power tariff hike since 2014'
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) While many Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last few years, rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital have represented to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RIL Q1 consolidated net up by 28%
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd's (RIL) consolidated net profit went up by 28 per cent during the first quarter (April-June) of 2017-18, a company statement said here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi calls on President-elect Kovind
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called on President-elect Ram Nath Kovind and greeted him after his victory in the Presidential election.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIADMK leaders congratulate Kovind
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the next President.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Real Madrid, Chelsea reach agreement on Morata transfer
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Chelsea announced they have reached an agreement on transferring Spain's Alvaro Morata to the English Premier League (EPL) club.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Senior BJP leaders summoned in trafficking case
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal has summoned four BJP leaders, including Kailash Vijayvargiya and Roopa Ganguly, in connection with a child trafficking case in the state, an official said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women's World Cup: India elect to bat first
Derby (UK), July 20 (IANS) India skipper Mithali Raj won the toss and chose to bat first in their women's cricket World Cup semi-finals match against strong title contenders Australia here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian troops must be captured or killed: Ex-Chinese diplomat
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) If Indian troops don't withdraw from Doklam on the disputed border, they should be captured or killed, says a former Chinese diplomat who was once based in India.
2017-07-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Wipro net dips 8 per cent quarterly, flat yearly
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Thursday reported Rs 2,080 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 8 per cent sequential decline from Rs 2,260 crore quarter ago but 1.2 per cent up annually from (Rs 2,059 crore) the like period year ago.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
37 cases of irregularities in rural housing registered in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) The Odisha Vigilance Department has registered 37 cases and arrested 9 accused in a special drive against irregularities in rural housing projects in the state, an official said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Husband of dead Assamese actress sent in judicial custody
Gurugram, July 20 (IANS) Nisheeth Jha, the husband of Assamese actress Bidisha Bezbaruah who allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan, was on Thursday sent to 14 days in judicial custody.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shraddha Kapoor wants to direct her father
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor says she would want to direct her father and actor Shakti Kapoor if she ever dons the director's hat.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New AR-based facial recognition feature unveiled
London, July 20 (IANS) In a bid to change the way people interact with each other, Blippar -- a visual discovery application -- has announced a new in-app feature that changes face profiles into a digital format using augmented reality (AR).
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Vice President accepts Mayawati's resignation from Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday accepted the resignation of BSP chief Mayawati after she gave a fresh letter.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will work to protect Constitution, uphold its values: Kovind
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A visibly emotional President-elect, Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said he will work towards protecting the Constition and upholding its values, and will serve the nation to ensure happiness for all.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Need to catch up with changing railway technology: Prabhu
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday described tracks as the backbone of Indian Railways and said it is necessary to catch up with the changing technology for better outcomes.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Meira Kumar congratulates Kovind, says battle for ideology will continue
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the 14th President of India but said her "battle" for ideology would continue.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PLA to celebrate 90th birthday with stronger military
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) It has been a big year for China's military as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) prepares to celebrate its 90th birthday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, China,Defence/Security
Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldiers, is shot dead: Army
Jerusalem, July 20 (IANS) Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian when he tried to stab soldiers at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, a military spokesperson said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jio to raise Rs 20,000 cr through rights issue
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Thursday announced that it will sell optionally convertible preference shares through rights issue to existing shareholders to raise Rs 20,000 crore.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Real Madrid reaches agreement to transfer Morata to Chelsea
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Chelsea announced they have reached an agreement on transferring Spain's Alvaro Morata to the English Premier League (EPL) club.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Chennai Open to be relocated, renamed
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Chennai Open, the only ATP tournament to be held in India, is all set to get a makeover as it will move to a new home and get a new name.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
Selling pressure in metal, auto stocks pull equities lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Despite positive global cues, the Indian equity markets erased their morning gains to close in the red on Thursday, as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in metal, auto, healthcare and IT stocks.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Apple patent seeks iPhone 'smart dock'
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) Apple has been granted a patent for an iPhone 'smart dock' that could have personal assistant Siri and a wireless charger built in.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India urges final solution to WTO food stockpiling issue
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Noting how protectionism in some developed nations is impacting the multilateral trading system, India has again urged WTO members to realise a permanent solution to the issue of public stockholding for food security, the Indian Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rs 43 lakh looted from cash van in Bhopal
Bhopal, July 20 (IANS) Criminals on Thursday walked away with a carton packed with Rs 43 lakh from a cash van in this Madhya Pradesh capital, police said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah congratulates Kovind, dubs his victory truly historic
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for his election as the 14th President of India and dubbed it "truly historic".
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIA chooses Halo frontal cockpit protection for 2018
Geneva, July 20 (IANS) Formula One Strategy Group has chosen Halo frontal cockpit for 2018, the International Automobile Federation announced.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
India will play with winning attitude: U-17 football coach
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Indian boys will play with a winning attitude at the U-17 World Cup despite having very little chance of advancing beyond the group stage, coach Luís Norton de Matos asserted here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Mamata congratulates NDA nominee Kovind in advance
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday congratulated NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in advance, asserting that he would become the next President of India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
NSE files consent application for resolution of co-location issue
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Thursday said it has filed an application with stock market regulator Sebi for settlement of its co-location issue under the consent process.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lucky to have a rain scene in 'May I...': Nehha Pendse
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Atress Nehha Pendse, who is fondly known as Sanjana from "May I Come In Madam?", says she is lucky to have a rain sequence in the television show.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rain delays second WWC semi-final between India and Australia
Derby, July 20 (IANS) The semi-final match of the Women's World Cup between India and Australia was delayed due to rain at the County Ground here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kovind's village bursts out into celebrations
Kanpur, July 20 (IANS) Paraunkh, the ancestral village of Ram Nath Kovind, burst into celebrations as soon as the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Presidential nominee was on Thursday declared elected by Returning Officer and Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra in New Delhi.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Yogi Adityanath congratulates Kovind on being elected President
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday congratulated NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the next President of India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bajaj Auto Q1 consolidated net profit down over 19%
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto on Thursday reported a decline of more than 19.52 per cent in its net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017-18.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Germany seizes 3.8 tonnes of cocaine at Hamburg port
Berlin, July 20 (IANS) The German customs authorities on Thursday seized 3.8 tonnes of cocaine at Hamburg port in the largest drug shipment they had so far intercepted, officials said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gulfam Khan's painter dreams
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Gulfam Khan, known for acting in shows like "Naamkarann" and "Khwaabon Ki Zamin Par", says had she not been an actress, she would have been a painter or a fine artist.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
I'm an actor by choice, not burden: Mahima Makwana
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Actress Mahima Makwana, who started acting at the age of 10, says she choose this profession because of personal interest and not under any pressure or burden.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Over 80,000 Iranian pilgrims to perform Haj: Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, July 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced that 83,828 Iranian pilgrims will perform Haj this season after Iran boycotted the religious ritual last year.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Diplomacy
New batch of Turkish troops arrives in Qatar
Ankara, July 20 (IANS) A new batch of Turkish troops has arrived in Qatar for training exercises with local forces as part of an Ankara-Doha deal, according to Turkey's state-run media.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Game of Thrones' creators spark Twitter uproar due to slavery theme
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Television network HBO's announcement of its upcoming fantasy drama project titled "Confederate" has led to an uproar on Twitter due to its slavery theme.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Guardiola hopes for more deals, Aguero to stay at Man City
London, July 20 (IANS) Manchester City's coach Pep Guardiola said the English Premier League (EPL) football club is seeking to seal three or four more deals during this transfer window.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Intex launches budget smartphone 'Aqua Lions 3'
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker Intex Technologies on Thursday launched 'Aqua Lions 3' for Rs 6,499.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi congratulates Kovind on being elected 14th President
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as the 14th President of India and wished him a "fruitful and inspiring tenure".
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia considering contract for 6 units with NPCIL
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Russia's nuclear power corporation Rosatom is open to signing a contract with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for supply of six 1,200-MW nuclear reactors at one go so as cut costs and time, said a senior official on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kakar sisters to perform in Melbourne
Melbourne, July 20 (IANS) Singers and sisters Akriti, Sukriti and Prakriti Kakar will perform at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne here on August 11.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Diaspora
Lara Dutta on hunt for Miss Universe India
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Lara Dutta, who was crowned Miss Universe back in 2000, has become a part of the journey to find the "perfect" Indian representative at the prestigious international beauty pageant.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Minor reshuffle in Delhi Cabinet, Sisodia gets tourism
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a minor reshuffle in the Delhi Council of Ministers, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia was on Thursday given the additional charge of the Tourism Department.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ram Nath Kovind elected new President of India
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected as the new President of India, securing a massive margin over his United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rival Meira Kumar in a straight fight.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Planning to auction Goa mining leases: Parrikar
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) The Goa government is planning to auction mining leases which are due to expire in 2020, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the state legislative assembly on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Goon butchered in Maharashtra town, CCTV footage goes viral
Dhule (Maharashtra), July 20 (IANS) A gangster was hacked to death by a rival gang in full public view in Maharashtra and the entire incident was recorded on CCTV, the footage of which has gone viral, the police said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hebei China Fortune midfielder Hernanes joins Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro, July 20 (IANS) Former Brazil international midfielder Hernanes has rejoined his former football club Sao Paulo on a year-long loan from Hebei China Fortune.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Gremio close gap on leaders Corinthians in Brazilian Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, July 20 (IANS) Brazilian football club Gremio closed the gap on leaders Corinthians with a 3-1 away victory over Vitoria in Brazil's Serie A championship in Salvador.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Ram Nath Kovind elected Indian President
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India, defeating opposition nominee Meira Kumar.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Theron found it 'really easy' to do sex scenes with actress
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron didnt break a sweat while filming sex scenes with another woman on the set of her latest film "Atomic Blonde".
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Draw for new Spanish season to be held on Friday
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have confirmed that the draw for the 2017-18 season will take place on Friday despite the arrest of RFEF President Angel Maria Villar on corruption charges.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
New 3-D printed water sensor may cut risk of waterborne illness
Toronto, July 20 (IANS) Using a 3D printer, researchers have designed a tiny and cost-effective sensor that can monitor drinking water quality in real time and help protect against waterborne illness, such as E. coli infections.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Health/Medicine
Sikh militants who hijacked plane to Lahore in 1981 granted bail
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A court here on Thursday granted bail to two Sikh militants, accused of hijacking an Air India plane in 1981 to Lahore, Pakistan.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taaha Shah in Anupam Kher's next
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Taaha Shah, who was last seen alongside Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra in "Baar Baar Dekho", will now be seen in Anupam Kher's first production "Ranchi Diaries".
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
28 killed in Himachal road accident
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Twenty-eight persons were killed and nine others injured when a private bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Thursday, an official said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition walks out of Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Opposition walked out of the Rajya Sabha on Thursday after Union Minister Prakash Javadekar accused it of suffering from "selective amnesia" on lynching cases.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China, India must end border row before BRICS Summit: Chinese expert
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China and India should resolve their border dispute in Doklam before the BRICS summit in September and much of the onus is on New Delhi, a Chinese expert has said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India seeking peaceful resolution of issues with China: MEA
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India on Thursday said it was seeking "peaceful resolution" of all boundary matters with China, including an ongoing over month-long military stand-off at Doklam in the Sikkim sector.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India talks tough, asks China to withdraw troops
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a toughening of its stand, India on Thursday asked China to withdraw its troops from Doklam on the Bhutan-China border if it wanted New Delhi to pull out its Army from the area.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
News channels destroyed my life: Puri Jagannadh
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) Telugu filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, who was quizzed by Telangana's excise officials probing a drug racket, has lashed out at television news channels, saying they destroyed his life.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
UK, EU to assess Brexit negotiations
London, July 20 (IANS) Negotiators from the UK and European Union (EU) will outline Brexit progress that has been made so far as the latest round of talks have come to an end, the media reported on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Selling pressure in metal, auto stocks pull equities lower
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Despite positive global cues, the Indian equity markets erased their morning gains to provisionally close in the red on Thursday, as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in metal, auto, healthcare and IT stocks.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistan summons Indian envoy over border tensions
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Pakistan summoned on Thursday the Indian Deputy High Commissioner for a second consecutive day and lodged a formal protest over ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the killing of two civilians.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
HC on foreign funding: Why not acted against BJP, Congress?
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked why the Centre has not acted against the Congress and the BJP for accepting foreign funding in violation of the law, despite a 2014 court direction.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Over 100 kanwariyas hurt as lightning strikes camp in UP
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) More than 100 kanwariyas were injured, of whom at least a dozen are critical, after their camp in Uttar Pradesh was hit by lightning early on Thursday, police said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia's Kamov helicopter delivery to start 2 years after contract
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Deliveries of Russian Ka-226T helicopters, which India is buying and which would subsequently be made in India, are expected to start two years after a final contract is signed following negotiations by a Joint Venture formed by the two countries, an official of Russian state-run firm Rostec has said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Fire breaks out in Kolkata office building
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) A fire broke out on the fourth floor of a multi-storeyed office building here on Thursday, a West Bengal minister said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India for freedom of navigation in South China Sea
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India said on Thursday that there should be freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'Bay of Bengal's prosperity can improve lives of millions'
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The economic prosperity of the Bay of Bengal can improve the lives of millions in South Asia, said experts here and rued lack of investment in the region despite it having huge potential.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India talks tough, asks China to withdraw troops
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a toughening of its stand, India on Thursday asked China to withdraw its troops from Doklam on the Bhutan-China border if it wanted New Delhi to pull out its Army from the area.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Violent crime up 18% in England, Wales
London, July 20 (IANS) Violent crime has risen by 18 per cent across England and Wales during last year, official figures released on Thursday revealed.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ajay Devgn to essay Taanaji Malusare in upcoming film
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn is all set to play the role of Subedar Taanaji Malusare, a military leader in the army of Shivaji and also the founder of the Maratha Empire in 17th century India, in the upcoming period-action film titled "Taanaji - The Unsung Warrior".
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'My Virgin Diary' to have special song dedicated to Delhi University
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The makers of upcoming web-series "My Virgin Diary" will release a promotional song titled "DU Special" which will talk about the culture and various struggles of students of Delhi University (DU).
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Means a lot: Priyanka on being nominated for Teen Choice Awards
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is more than happy on being nominated in the Villain category at the Teen Choice 2017 awards and she says it means a lot to her,
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Presidential poll: Kovind ahead of Meira by over 2 lakh vote value
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDAs Ram Nath Kovind established a massive lead of more than two lakh in vote value over UPA rival Meira Kumar as counting of votes progressed in the Presidential election on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NBA star Durant to visit India
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on Thursday that NBA Champion Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors will visit India to support the continued growth of basketball in the country and coach the countrys top prospects at The NBA Academy India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kevin Hart reportedly cheating on wife
Miami, July 20 (IANS) Actor Kevin Hart was seen getting cozy with a mystery woman outside a luxurious hotel here after reportedly partying together during his birthday bash.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Malabar Naval exercises won't help India: CPI-M
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The just concluded Malabar Naval exercises involving the US, India and Japan is directed against China and won't serve New Delhi's interests, the CPI-M has said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jimi Hendrix family company renews licensing deal with Sony
New York, July 20 (IANS) Sony Music Entertainment and Jimi Hendrix's family company Experience Hendrix L.L.C. have renewed their licensing partnership. It covers the ongoing curation and distribution of the Jimi Hendrix catalog and archives, making the artiste's music and film materials available to fans.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Opt for hassle-free airport looks
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Airport looks can be tricky and it's not a good idea to overdo it but still keep up the fashion aspect up to the mark. The rule is to keep it simple and the functionality of your outfit should be apparent, say experts.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Key Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) A key Taliban commander, along with two other militants, was killed on Thursday in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, an army official said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
We can live under embargo forever: Qatari envoy
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Qatar's Ambassador to the US has called for an end to the ongoing "blockade" of his country by a coalition of Arab countries while defiantly asserting that they could live under the embargo indefinitely.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
UK to lift electronics ban on Turkey flights
Ankara, July 20 (IANS) The UK will lift restrictions on large electronic devices being carried as cabin luggage on direct flights from Turkey, officials said here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
China trying to change status quo on border: India
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India on Thursday accused China of unilaterally trying to change the status quo on the border with Bhutan and said this is what has sparked off the stand-off between the Indian and Chinese armies.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Goa Minister hopes Sanskrit students will fill shortage of 'bhats'
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Goa's caste fault-lines surfaced during a congratulatory motion in the state assembly on Thursday, when Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar claimed that 'bhats' (Hindu priests) in the state do not visit people from lower castes.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Farmer commits suicide in Jharkhand, government announces compensation
Ranchi, July 20 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of a farmer who committed suicide in Ranchi district.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Reliance General Insurance posts Rs 44 cr net profit
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Reliance General Insurance on Thursday said it closed the first quarter with its gross written premium going up by 41 per cent year-on-year and 22 per cent growth in its profit after tax.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mine N Yours Wedding Show 2017 to be held from August 30
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The second season of the bridal exposition Mine N Yours Wedding Show 2017 will be showcased on August 30-31.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tollywood cameraman appears before SIT in drug case
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket grilled Tollywood cinematographer Shyam K. Naidu on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Extensive research into translations of Milton results in new book
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A new book, put together by scholars and translators of 17th century poet John Milton from across the globe explores the wide reaching impact of his literary works. This book also marks the 350th anniversary of his masterpiece "Paradise Lost" (1667).
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Saliva test offers easier, cheaper diagnoses of liver disease
New York, July 20 (IANS) A newly developed "oral fluid" test could offer an easier, less expensive alternative for diagnosing liver disease and may eventually help develop treatment, researchers say.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
iVOOMi launches Me 4 and Me5 budget smartphones in India
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Chinese electronic major iVOOMi on Thursday launched two new affordable smartphones -- 'Me 4' and 'Me 5' -- series in India at Rs 3,499 and Rs 4,499, respectively.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'India must work on ties with Nepal to keep China at bay'
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The advancement of ties between Nepal and China calls for a revision and possibly better management of India's ties with Nepal, a recent report has said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Prepare yourself for wedding season in right way
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Wedding planning is a hectic activity when one has to pick not only the right date but also the outfit. Looking radiant and picture-perfect on your big day requires prepping well in advance, and this includes opting for right nutritional diet and embracing fitness activities.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pakistani daily hails lifting of ban on Indian TV shows
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A Pakistani newspaper on Thursday hailed as "a welcome development" the Lahore High Court's ruling striking down a ban on broadcast of Indian TV shows on private television channels.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
'Honor Band 3' in India with 50-metre water resistance
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, under its Honor brand, on Thursday launched 'Honor Band 3' -- the first device to feature up to 50-metre water resistance -- in India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
MP makes 'Hindi Medium' and Sachin biopic tax free
Bhopal, July 20 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday waived off entertainment tax on Bollywood movies "Hindi Medium" and "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", said a state Minister.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Salman to perform in three avatars at award show
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will be seen performing in three different avatars at the upcoming BIG Zee Entertainment Awards 2017.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mahindra Comviva partners Saregama for mobile content
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Mobile solutions provider Mahindra Comviva on Thursday announced partnership with entertainment services provider Saregama to expand the digital content offerings to its telecom clients.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology,Business/Economy
TN farmers beat themselves to protest MLAs' salary hike
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In another novel protest, Tamil Nadu farmers rallying here to demand loan waiver and drought relief package on Thursday beat themselves with flip-flops to protest the almost two-fold salary hikes state legislators have given themselves.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kerala BJP chief denies party linked to medical scam
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) Kerala BJP chief Kummanem Rajasekheran on Thursday denied any links of the party with an alleged medical college scam, even as the issue rocked Parliament.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
People have wrong notion about bhajans: Anup Jalota
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Singer-producer Anup Jalota, best known for singing devotional songs, has been singing bhajans since childhood. He feels that people have a wrong notion about them.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fire breaks out in Kolkata office building
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) A fire broke out in a multi-storeyed office building in Kolkata on Thursday, a state Minister said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian, Indian-American plead guilty in call centre scam
Washington, July 20 (IANS) An Indian national and an Indian-American man pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy behind their roles in a massive telephone impersonation and money laundering fraud in the US perpetrated by India-based call centres.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Protect Hindus in Pakistan: Daily
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A leading Pakistani newspaper on Thursday urged the government to provide protection to Hindus in the background of increasing cases of forcible conversion to Islam.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Sony launches 'Xperia XA1 Ultra' smartphone at Rs 29,990
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Expanding its 'X' series, Sony India on Thursday unveiled in India the mid-range device 'Xperia XA1 Ultra' that features a borderless design, two high-quality cameras and an octa-core processor.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP leader in Bihar killed for extra-marital affair: Police
Patna, July 20 (IANS) The main suspect in the murder of BJP leader Krishna Shahi has been arrested, the Bihar Police said on Thursday, adding that the politician was killed for having an extra-marital affair with the suspect's sister.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mayawati's resignation from Rajya Sabha accepted
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati's resignation from the Rajya Sabha was accepted on Thursday after she reportedly gave a fresh letter to Chairman Hamid Ansari.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China issues yellow alert for rainstorms
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China on Thursday issued a yellow alert for rainstorms as heavy showers were expected over the next 24 hours.
2017-07-20
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Usher shells out $1.1 mn in herpes case
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Usher reportedly paid a former lover $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed she contracted herpes from the singer, according to court documents.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Presidential poll: Kovind leads after first round counting
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDAs Ramnath Kovind was leading over opposition-backed Meira Kumar on Thursday after the first round of vote count in the Presidential election.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pyongyang dismisses Seoul's offer of talks
Seoul, July 20 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday said that it was "nonsense" for South Korea to hope to improve inter-Korean ties while taking a confrontational policy against Pyongyang without giving up its dependence on the US.
2017-07-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
Roadside bomb kills four Afghan policemen
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) At least four policemen were killed on Thursday when a roadside bomb struck a police van in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Modi condoles death of 15 passengers in Himachal
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the death of 15 passengers in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eight killed in Vietnam typhoon
Hanoi, July 20 (IANS) Eight people were killed and four others injured in Vietnam as typhoon Talas hit the country, officials said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Won't talk until India withdraws troops: China
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China on Thursday reiterated that it won't talk to India until New Delhi withdraws troops from Doklam where both armies have been locked in a stand-off for more than a month.
2017-07-20
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Google 'Expeditions' app now available for every user
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Google on Thursday rolled out its 'Expeditions' app with a new solo mode for all users.
2017-07-20
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Six killed in Kashmir cloudburst
Jammu, July 20 (IANS) Six persons were killed and several houses and shops were damaged on Thursday in a cloudburst in the hilly district of Doda in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Rising Hindu nationalism can lead to war: Chinese daily
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) The Sino-Indian border row is an offshoot of rising Hindu nationalism in India which has hijacked New Delhi's China policy and can lead to war between both countries, a Chinese daily warned on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Friends of TRS leader involved in drug racket: Digvijaya
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday alleged that friends of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader K.T. Rama Rao are involved in drug racket busted in Hyderabad.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya needs to invest more in field events, says official
Nairobi, July 20 (IANS) A senior official at Athletics Kenya (AK) has said that the country should commit more resources to field events if it hopes to increase its medal haul in the international arena.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Ex-Brazil striker Damiao set for Internacional return
Rio de Janeiro, July 20 (IANS) Former Brazil international striker Leandro Damiao is set to rejoin his former club Internacional after a disappointing spell with city-based football outfit Flamengo.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
BJYM members blacken Naresh Agarwal's nameplate
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Unidentified persons, claiming to be BJYM members, on Thursday blackened the nameplate at Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal's residence a day after his controversial remark on Hindu gods in the Rajya Sabha.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Peruvian mint highlights endangered wildlife
Lima, July 20 (IANS) A new coin featuring the endangered Andean bear has been issued in Peru.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Sweden,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Google Feed' for mobile app launched
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) Aiming to deliver relevant search results for mobile users, Google has rolled out "Google Feed", a Facebook 'News Feed' kind of experience for its users.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Akhilesh Yadav praises 'Mom'
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has praised Sridevi starrer "Mom" and says her producer-husband Boney Kapoor has done a "good job" with the film.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Lok Sabha adjourned for day amid opposition ruckus
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Persistent opposition ruckus on Thursday forced Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to adjourn the House for the day, after two brief adjournments earlier.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Stevie Wonder marries Bracy
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Singer Stevie Wonder and Tomeeka Robyn Bracy had a lavish wedding here.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Costa Rica reach CONCACAF Gold Cup semis
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Costa Rica beat Panama 1-0 courtesy an own goal by Anibal Godoy to reach the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup football tournament.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Here's how Twitter can improve early heat warning systems
New York, July 20 (IANS) Social media platforms like Twitter can be used to apprise the government as well as to provide assistance to the general public in the case of adverse weather conditions such as extreme heatwaves, researchers say.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Scientists develop drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer
Canberra, July 20 (IANS) Australian researchers have developed a drug capable of reprogramming the immune system to fight cancer, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Gremio win in Brazil league
Salvador (Brazil), July 20 (IANS) Gremio have closed the gap on leaders Corinthians with a 3-1 away victory over Vitoria in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
O.J. Simpson expected to walk free
Washington, July 20 (IANS) O.J. Simpson, the former NFL star acquitted of murder but later jailed for a failed bid to retrieve sports memorabilia that he said belonged to him, is expected to walk free following a parole board hearing on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
16 security personnel killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) Sixteen security personnel were killed and seven others injured on Thursday when Taliban militants attacked checkpoints in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, an official said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
15 killed in Himachal road accident
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Fifteen persons were killed and an equal number injured when a private bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Thursday, an official said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wildfire rages outside US national park
Washington, July 20 (IANS) A wildfire is raged across 45,000 acres outside the Yosemite National Park, causing the evacuation of 4,000 residents.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Globally endangered water bird discovered in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, July 20 (IANS) A conservationist group said on Thursday that it has found a globally endangered Masked Finfoot, an aquatic bird, for the first time in four years in Cambodia's Preah Vihear province.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Cambodia,Environment/Wildlife
We've sold our souls for selfies: SRK
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan feels earlier his family used to feel awkward by the paparazzi culture, but now they consider it a part of their lives. He says his family has sold their souls for photographs.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kangana Ranaut injured on 'Manikarnika' set
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut got a deep cut between her eyebrows while shooting for a sword fighting scene on the set of her upcoming film "Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi".
2017-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian equities trade in red; metal, auto stocks lag
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Despite positive global cues, the Indian equity markets erased their morning gains to trade in the red during the mid-afternoon session on Thursday, as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in metal, auto and IT stocks.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Big B 'proud' of wife Jaya's achievement
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says it is a "proud" moment for his family as his wife politician-actress Jaya Bachchan bagged the Best Parliamentarian award.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Kaka hints at retirement
Rio de Janeiro, July 20 (IANS) Brazil's former FIFA world player of the year Kaka has revealed plans to take a year off in 2018 as he considers his future beyond football.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Heavy rain in Delhi leads to waterlogging, traffic jams
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) People in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) got relief from the sweltering heat on Thursday but early morning heavy rain caused waterlogging in many key roads and residential areas, sparking traffic snarls during peak hours.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Indian government helping develop homeopathy in Ghana
Accra, July 20 (IANS) The Indian government is partnering with a Ghanaian company to build capacity of the country's professionals in providing homeopathic education and treatment and recently sent two experts from the Ministry of Ayush to train doctors and staff at the company's chain of C4C Hospitals.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Ghana,Health/Medicine
A spiritual powerhouse and an iconic Swami (Book Review)
Title: Devi's Emerald; Author: Ruzbeh Nari Bharucha; Publishers: Vakils Feffer and Simons Pvt Ltd and Vishnu Sadanand Memorial Foundation; Pages: 274; Price: Rs 500.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
HC seeks report on Swamy's plea on Pushkar's death
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the city police to file a status report on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking a time-bound court-monitored probe into the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moderate exercise in pregnancy may cut C-sec risk
London, July 20 (IANS) Indulging in moderate intensity aerobics exercises and stationary cycling during pregnancy may decrease the risk of having a caesarean section (C-sec) or developing diabetes, a study has shown.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Dunkirk': A Spectacular War Epic (IANS Review, Rating: ****)
Film: "Dunkirk"; Director: Christopher Nolan; Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy; Rating: ****
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
A dirty stethoscope may spread superbug infections
New York, July 20 (IANS) If your doctor is monitoring you with unhygienic stethoscopes, chances are that you may contract infections by antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers have warned.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Hangover' producer died of accidental drug OD
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) J.C. Spink, who produced the "Hangover" franchise, had fentanyl and traces of cocaine in his system when he died in April, according to a coroners report.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Lipstick Under My Burkha': Lifelike and Irrepressible (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Lipstick Under My Burkha"; Director: Alankrita Shrivastav; Cast: Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Sushant Singh, Shashank Arora, Vikrant Massey, Ahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Rating: ***1/2
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP-Uttarakhand resolve long-pending pension standoff
Dehradun, July 20 (IANS) A long-pending dispute between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has been resolved after mediation by the Centre, an official said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tripura road, rail blockade called-off
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party demanding a separate state on Thursday called-off a blockade of the state's key national highway and the lone railway line, officials said here.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
LS adjourned twice after opposition ruckus
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Opposition parties created a ruckus in the Lok Sabha on Thursday over farmers issues forcing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to adjourn the House twice during the Question Hour.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fought presidential poll with confidence: Meira Kumar
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Combined opposition-backed nominee Meira Kumar on Thursday said she contested the election for the country's 14th President with "confidence".
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LS adjourned briefly after opposition ruckus
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned briefly on Thursday after the opposition parties created ruckus.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Senator McCain diagnosed with brain tumour
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US Senator John McCain, a former presidential hopeful, was diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumour, after undergoing a surgery to remove a blood clot, the media reported.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Russia to supply large batch of tanks to Iraq
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Russia will supply a large batch of tanks to Iraq in 2017, reported TASS on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
Two killed in Kanpur hospital blaze
Kanpur, July 20 (IANS) Two persons were killed in a fire that broke out in a private hospital here on Thursday, police said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sainik Schools to wean young in Northeast away from insurgency
Itanagar/New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a bid to provide better education and training to young people, the Arunachal Pradesh government is considering setting up Sainik Schools that would motivate them to join the Indian defence forces and keep them away from the myriad insurgent groups that are active in the region.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Education
Redefining gifting in India with technology (Lifestyle Trend)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Gifting has always been a part of Indian tradition and culture; a way to express love, gratitude, appreciation and good wishes. In the past decade, rising income levels, changing consumption patterns, nuclearisation of families, emigration, work-life balance and women's empowerment have led to a sharp change in the nature and form of gifting.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
NBC to broadcast news for youngsters on Snapchat
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) Aiming to connect with young audiences who consume data on-the-go, Snapchat has launched headline news show "Stay Tuned" that will be broadcast twice a day.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Unusual level of N.Korean submarine activity detected
Seoul, July 20 (IANS) South Korean and US military intelligence agencies have detected an unusual level of activity involving North Korean submarines in regional waters, a Defence Ministry spokesperson confirmed here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Indian poultry farms breeding antibiotic-resistant pathogens
Washington/New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) High levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised for both meat and eggs on Indian farms are raising serious health concerns for humans, a team of researchers has warned.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Glitch shut Catholic pages for a day: Facebook
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) Facebook has blamed a technical glitch for a blip that shut down several Catholic-focused pages that have millions of followers.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Nearly 5,000 guns destroyed in LA county
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Nearly 5,000 guns collected by Los Angeles law enforcement agencies were destroyed in the Southern Californian city of Rancho Cucamonga.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Counting of votes in presidential poll begins
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Counting of votes cast in the July 17 presidential election began on Thursday in Parliament to decide the contest between the ruling NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind, who has a clear edge, and the combined Opposition nominee Meira Kumar.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian consumers are well versed with luxury: 'Longchamp' artistic director
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) French luxury house Longchamp has completed an year in Indian market and Sophie Delafontaine, the Artistic Director of the brand says that the Indian luxury market has surely seen a boom in the recent years and credit goes to well versed consumers.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Himachal gang-rape, murder: Top officer transferred
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) A top Himachal Pradesh police officer, heading the SIT probing the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl, was transferred hours after one of the suspects was found murdered in a lock-up, an official said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1,877 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, July 20 (IANS) A fresh batch of 1,877 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Thursday to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Gaming PCs, convertibles to drive growth after note ban bump: Lenovo India
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The note ban did have a slight impact on the adoption of technology and purchasing trends in the country but that phase is now over and gaming PCs, along with convertible laptops, will drive the next level of growth in the personal computers' space, a top Lenovo India executive has stressed.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Vienna Blues: Love in times of turmoil and totalitarianism (Book Review)
Title: The Tobacconist; Author: Robert Seethaler/Charlotte Collins (translator); Publisher: Picador/Pan Macmillan; Pages: 234; Price: Rs 399
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'LinkedIn Lite' Android App launched in India
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Professional networking giant LinkedIn on Thursday rolled out the 'LinkedIn Lite' Android app, a faster and lighter version of its flagship app, in India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump Jr. to testify over Russian election meddling
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Donald Trump Jr., the US President's eldest son, is slated to testify before a Senate judiciary committee on July 26 over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the media reported.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Now watch historic NASA flight videos on YouTube
New York, July 20 (IANS) If you are a space buff get ready to watch videos of rare historic test flight, launch and landing footages on YouTube, media reports said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Technology
Mass cactus bloom attracts thousands to US desert
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Thousands of people gathered to enjoy the beauty of "bloom night", an event in a US desert in which the flowers of hundreds of cacti appear almost in unison at dusk before wilting at sunrise.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Rainy Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) It was a rainy Thursday morning in the national capital with 25.8 mm rainfall till 8.30 a.m. The minimum temperature was recorded 25.2 degrees celsius, two notches below the season's average.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Apple unveils machine learning research blog
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) If you are a machine learning researcher, a student, an engineer or a developer, Apple has launched a machine learning research blog for you.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Legal fight with Apple hurts Qualcomm's results
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) Saying that its Q3 results were negatively impacted by Apple's contract manufacturers not paying royalties, chip giant Qualcomm on Thursday reported its revenue down 11 per cent over the previous year.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Judge freezes ex-Brazilian President's bank accounts
Brasilia, July 20 (IANS) The Brazilian federal judge who found former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva guilty on corruption charges issued an order freezing four bank accounts belonging to the politician.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Three killed in cloudburst in J&K
Jammu, July 20 (IANS) Three persons were killed and several houses and shops were damaged on Thursday in a cloudburst in the hilly Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Humans reached Australia 65,000 years ago: Study
Canberra, July 20 (IANS) The first settlers of Australia reached the continent 65,000 years ago, about 15,000 years earlier than experts previously thought, a new archaeological study revealed on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
ADB projects 7.4% growth for India in 2017
Manila, July 20 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank on Thursday predicted Asia's economy to expand faster in 2017; South Asia to remain the fastest growing of all sub-regions and India to achieve a 7.4 per cent growth due to strong consumption.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Philippines,Business/Economy
Key Indian equity market indices open higher
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
US Senator McCain diagnosed with brain tumour
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US Senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain was diagnosed with a brain tumour, his office has said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Health/Medicine
5.6 magnitude quake strikes Japan
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale shook the Fukushima Prefecture and northeast Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
I'm a big fan of Mithoon's work: Neha Bhasin
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin feels glad to have worked with composer Mithoon on "Aawari" as she says she is a big fan of his work.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google street view to commence filming in Austria
Vienna, July 20 (IANS) Google is to commence the taking of photos for its Google Street View service in Austria from Thursday following a long break in the process.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Technology
Trump Jr. to face US Senate committee next week
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's oldest son and the chairman of his 2016 campaign will testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee about alleged Russian interference in the elections, the panel said on Wednesday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics, US Elections
WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives
Geneva, July 20 (IANS) Though the population worldwide protected by tobacco control measures has grown almost five-fold than ten years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday called on countries to do more to prioritize these life-saving policies.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Gus Kenworthy 'made out' with Miley Cyrus
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy says he made out with singer Miley Cyrus.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Villagers, herdsmen clashes leaves 33 dead in Nigeria
Lagos, July 20 (IANS) At least 33 people lost their lives in clashes between villagers and herdsmen in southern part of north Nigeria's Kaduna State on Wednesday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigeria nabs suspected wives, children of Boko Haram
Lagos, July 20 (IANS) Military authorities in Nigeria on Wednesday arrested 37 people suspected to be wives and children of Boko Haram terrorists after they escaped from the insurgents' custody.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Portugal,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
I tore rib muscle from sneezing: Billy Crystal
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Actor Billy Crystal says he once tore a rib muscle from sneezing.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ICC orders review of former Ivorian president's detention
The Hague, July 20 (IANS) The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday ordered the trial chamber to review whether former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo should continue to be detained.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Israel plans hospital in Golan Heights for Syrians
Jerusalem, July 20 (IANS) Israel plans a new field hospital along the demarcation line with Syria in the Golan Heights to treat patients from the war-hit country.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Rooney Mara goes topless in 'Una'
London, July 20 (IANS) Actress Rooney Mara has gone topless for a few scenes in her upcoming film "Una".
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
First round of NAFTA talks in August: USTR
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The first round of new talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will take place in Washington, D.C. from August 16-20, US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced on Wednesday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
EU policy on Israel is 'absolutely crazy': Netanyahu
Jerusalem, July 20 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday slammed the EU policy on Israel as "absolutely crazy".
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Nanoindentation benefits crystals in concrete: Study
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Scientists have determined that no matter how large or small a piece of tobermorite is, it will respond to loading forces in precisely the same way, which can benefit crystals in concrete.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
US Supreme Court gives Trump partial victory on travel ban
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that while President Donald Trump's administration can continue to bar refugees from entering the country, officials will have to show greater flexibility in enforcing the accompanying ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
James McAvoy's half-brother jailed for abduction
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Actor James McAvoy's half-brother Donald McAvoy has been jailed for nine months after abducting a father-of-four.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India among 5 countries that faced most terror attacks in 2016: US
Washington, July 20 (IANS) More than half of the terror attacks in the world in 2016 took place in five countries, including India and Pakistan, a senior US counter-terror official has said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India not taken adequate steps to ensure firms obey anti-money laundering laws: US
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US has commented on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move, saying that while one of the purposes cited by him was to counter terrorist activity funded by counterfeit currency, India has yet to implement laws effectively on criminal convictions or take steps to ensure companies are adhering to anti-money laundering rules.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Jennifer Lawrence vomits at Broadway show
New York, July 20 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence vomited during a performance of Olivia Wilde's Broadway show "1984".
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LeT, JeM operated in Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed addressed rallies: US
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Flying in the face of Pakistani denials, the US has not minced words in saying how numerous terrorist groups, including the LeT and JeM, continued to operate from Pakistani soil in 2016, and how LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, a UN designated terrorist, freely addressed large gatherings.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Passengers departing IGIA can claim refund on UDF
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Bringing in more clarity on its recent order to reduce user development fee (UDF) charges at the IGI Airport, the civil aviation regulator has said that domestic passengers who travelled from the airport after July 7 can claim a refund from airlines.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Karnataka to gift laptops to 1.5 lakh 'poor' students
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) The Karnataka government will gift laptops to 1.5 lakh students of 'poor' families joining colleges across the state this academic year, Law Minister T. B. Jaychandra said on Wednesday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Technology,Education
Pilot dies in light aircraft crash in Finland
Helsinki, July 20 (IANS) An ultra light aircraft crashed in central Finland on Wednesday, killing the pilot.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Finland,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kamal Haasan asks people to email corruption complaints to TN ministers
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Multifaceted actor and film producer Kamal Haasan on Wednesday took his fight against the Tamil Nadu government to a higher level, urging jis fans and others to send email complaints against corruption to the ministers.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
11,400 farmers committed suicide in 2016: Minister
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday said as many as 11,400 farmers committed suicide in 2016.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Respect talent, says Prakash Jha on 'nepotism' row
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Prakash Jha, who has produced the forthcoming film "Lipstick Under My Burkha", believes talent in all forms and across genders should be respected, in the wake of the "nepotism rocks" controversy.
2017-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cabinet nod for BharatNet Phase 2 for broadband connectivity
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday accorded approval for the second phase of BharatNet broadband programme to connect all 250,000 gram panchayats in the country, extending the target deadline to March 2019, official sources said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Drivers using mobiles in Italy to lose their licences
Rome, July 19 (IANS/AKI) Drivers caught using cellphones or tablet devices at the wheel in Italy will lose their licence for up to three months, Italy's Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister Riccardo Nencini announced on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Suburban train has small accident at Sealdah, inquiry launched
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) A suburban train got partially derailed after hitting the platform buffer at Sealdah south section here, injuring at least three passengers during the busy office hours on Wednesday morning, official said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Congress document shows plan to corner Adityanath in Parliament
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The leaked 32-page Congress document that detailed key issues the opposition party planned to raise in Parliament indicated its strategy to take Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to task for Saharanpur violence.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telugu director grilled for 10 hours in drug case, blood sample collected
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the drug racket in Hyderabad on Wednesday questioned well-known Telugu film director Puri Jagannadh for nearly 10 hours and collected his blood sample.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves revision of Indian Community Welfare Fund guidelines
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved revision of the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) guidelines, to expand scope of welfare measures that can be extended through the fund to overseas Indian nationals in times of distress and emergency.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Jailed Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' Riina to stay in jail
Bologna (Italy), July 19 (IANS/AKI) Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, the jailed 86-year-old former head of the Sicilian Mafia should not leave prison, an Italian court decreed Wednesday, rejecting a request to put him under house arrest on health grounds.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kidnapped doctor rescued from UP
Gurugram, July 19 (IANS) A doctor kidnapped from Delhi was rescued safely from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh after a shootout with his kidnappers, police said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three courier firms summoned in Hyderabad drug case
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing drug racket in Hyderabad has summoned three major courier companies in connection with the case.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Projects for climate change adaptation for three states gets approval
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Environment Ministry on Wednesday approved the projects for climate change adaptation submitted by Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Cabinet nod for insurance regulator's global MoU on info exchange
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval for insurance regulator Irdai's admission as a signatory to IAIS Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding, a cabinet communique said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
CBI will probe UP appointments during SP rule: Yogi
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) All appointments made during the Samajwadi Party rule in Uttar Pradesh will be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation and no guilty spared, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced in the assembly on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Telugu Director questioned for 10 hours in Hyderabad drugs case
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the drug racket in Hyderabad on Wednesday questioned well-known Telugu film director Puri Jagannadh for nearly 10 hours.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Medha Patkar among 500 arrested, released in Bhopal
Bhopal, July 19 (IANS) Around 500 people, including Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA)founder Medha Patkar, Madhya Pradesh Aam Admi Party (AAP) Convener Alok Agrawal and their supporters, were on Wednesday taken into custody from the railway station here.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australian Foreign Minister visits school in Gurugram
Gurugram, July 19 (IANS) Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop visited a school here on Wednesday as part of bilateral students and teachers exchange programme.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Diplomacy,Education
Scindia hits out at government over farmers' issues
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday hit out at the Narendra Modi government for the increasing farmers suicides in the country and criticised Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh for being "insensitive" to killing of six farmers by police in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress challenges government to parliamentary debate
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Reacting to the BJP charge that its documents on cow vigilantes was aimed at dividing the country, the Congress on Wednesday accused the ruling party of spreading false news and challenged the government to a parliamentary debate on issues of national interest.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Canara Bank net up 10 per cent in Q1
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) State-run Canara Bank on Wednesday reported Rs 252 crore net profit for first quarter of 2017-18, registering 10 per cent annual growth over Rs 229 crore in the same period last year.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Leaders urge Modi government to pass a bill against lynching
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Leaders of different political parties on Wednesday extended their support to a draft bill against lynching prepared by a civil society organisation and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get it passed in the ongoing Monsoon Session of parliament.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Alternative mechanism to divest CPSEs through ETF approved
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved an alternative mechanism to divest its stake in CPSE (Central Public Sector Enterprise) through the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) route.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cabinet allows Inland Waterways Authority to again raise funding through bonds
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday allowed Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to issue bonds again in 2017-18 to raise Extra Budgetary Resource of Rs 660 crore for development and maintenance of National Waterways.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bajaj Finance's Q1 standalone net profit up 42%
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Bajaj Finance on Wednesday reported a surge of 41.98 per cent in its standalone net profit after tax (PAT) to Rs 602 crore for the first quarter (Q1) of the 2017-18.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IndiGo, other major airlines lift ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Wednesday revoked the ban on flying TDP MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy on its flights after he expressed regret over an incident of unruly behaviour committed last month.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US slams Pakistan for providing 'safe havens' to terror groups
Washington, July 19 (IANS) The US has slammed Pakistan for failing to crackdown on terror groups operating from "safe havens" inside its territory, and said the Nawaz Sharif government did not take any action against the LeT and JeM, which continue to operate openly.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Defence Accounts Service
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Cadre Review of the Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS).
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Defender Eliseu extends contract with Benfica
Lisbon, July 19 (IANS) Veteran defender Eliseu Pereira dos Santos has renewed his contract with Benfica until the end of the next season, the Portuguese football club announced on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Suresh Rana-Ashwin lead at Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare
Belagavi (Karnataka), July 19 (IANS) Suresh Rana and co-driver Ashwin Naik in their Grand Vitara emerged as the leaders on the third day of the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare motorsport event here on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
President gives away award for academic excellence
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday presented the "Pranab Mukherjee Award for Academic Excellence" to Aman Aggarwal for scoring the highest aggregate in Class XII CBSE Examination 2017 among the students of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya located in the President's Estate.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Bolt to run 100, 4×100 relay in final World Championships
London, July 19 (IANS) Jamaican star Usain Bolt confirmed on Wednesday that he will compete in the 100 metres and 4×100m relay race at the IAAF World Championships here next month.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
Less painful, cheaper spinal surgeries to push medical tourism: Experts
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With the rise in the number of spinal surgeries by Indian hospitals at costs lesser those in western countries, health experts expect a surge in patients from abroad seeking similar surgeries in India.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Cabinet apprised of MoU between India, Netherlands on space technology
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the Netherlands on cooperation in exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Things like nepotism only for sake of discussion: Shatrughan Sinha
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Speaking on the nepotism debate in the Hindi film industry, veteran actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha says that things like nepotism are only for the sake of discussion.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
20 Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi-led bombing
Sanaa, July 19 (IANS/AKI) At least 20 civilians including women and children died in an air strike on the city of Taiz in southern Yemen, the UN said on Wednesday, condemning the attack.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Yemen,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Odisha's relief operations on war footing in flooded areas: Official
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) The Odisha government has taken up relief operations on a war footing in flood-ravaged areas of the state while naval helicopters have been requisitioned for air-dropping of food packets in affected areas, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
June domestic air passenger traffic up 20%
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 19.98 per cent in June to 95.68 lakh from 79.75 lakh reported in June last year, official data showed on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Juventus sign goalkeeper Szczesny from Arsenal
Turin, July 19 (IANS) Juventus on Wednesday signed Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from Arsenal on a four-year contract, while AC Milan's versatile full-back Mattia De Sciglio underwent medicals ahead of his proposed move to the record Italian football champions.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Cabinet nod to tax MOC with BRICS countries
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved signing of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) in respect of tax matters between India and the revenue administrations of the other BRICS countries.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Heritage British era community hall in Bengal's Kurseong burnt to ashes
Darjeeling, July 19 (IANS) The colonial era Raj Rajeswari hall, burnt down on Wednesday by alleged pro-Gorkhaland activists, was a heritage structure in the heart of northern West Bengal's Kurseong town that was graced through the decades by stalwarts from various fields including iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
2017-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alternative mechanism to divest CPSEs through ETF approved
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved an alternative mechanism to divest its stake in CPSE (Central Public Sector Enterprise) through the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) route.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Medieval-era Arabic graffiti uncovered in Egyptian cave
Cairo, July 19 (IANS/AKI) Archaeologists have discovered Medieval-era Arabic graffiti in a cave in Upper Egypt's Red Sea governorate, the country's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Saudi police quiz miniskirt model, free her
Rome, July 19 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabian Police have interviewed and released a model who sparked a furore when a video of her bare-headed and wearing an 'indecent' miniskirt were posted to Snapchat, the Saudi government said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bangladesh to keep Chittagong port, Benapole land port open 24X7
Dhaka, July 19 (IANS) Bangladesh on Wednesday decided to keep its main sea port in Chittagong and the land port in Benapole open round-the-clock from August 1, and said it would inform India about the move.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
4 Hazaras killed in Pakistan attack
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) At least four members of a family of ethnic Hazaras, part of the Shia Muslim minority, were killed and another was injured on Wednesday in Pakistan's Mastung area, officials said.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arsenal beat Bayern in pre-season game
Shanghai, July 19 (IANS) Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 4-3 in a shoot-out to win a pre-season warm-up tie on a sweaty night here on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
US expresses concern over India-China border tensions
Washington, July 19 (IANS) The US has expressed concern over the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese border troops and said the two countries should work together to come up with "some sort of arrangement" for peace.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi to have new body for developing both rural, urban villages
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With a view to ensuring development in both urban and rural villages, the Delhi government has decided to replace the Rural Development Board with a new body, namely the Village Development Board, Delhi's Development Minister Gopal Rai said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Advani gets Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani on Wednesday received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a parliamentarian in the Lok Sabha.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SSB averts explosion in Haridwar
Dehradun, July 19 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has averted an explosion at a parking camp in Haridwar in Uttarakhand, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Higher GST on pesticide to affect farmers: Industry
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Imposition of 18 per cent rate on pesticides under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) system has become a cause of worry not only for farmers but crop protection product manufacturers as well.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Cabinet clears bill to replace ordinances on GST in J&K
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the draft bill to replace two ordinances to bring Jammu and Kashmir at the same level as other states for implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, sources said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Clients to spend more on technology this year: Premji
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Global clients of software major Wipro Ltd were looking to spend more on technology this year despite volatile economic environment, said Chairman Azim Premji on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Rajya Sabha urges Mayawati to take back her resignation
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, whose stopping BSP supremo Mayawati from speaking beyond the stipulated three minutes on Tuesday triggered her decision to resign from the house, on Wednesday urged her to reconsider the move.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre faces flak, says don't give communal colour to lynchings (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The opposition on Wednesday took the government to task in the Rajya Sabha over violence against Dalits and minorities, accusing it of entering into a tacit understanding with cow vigilantes who indulged in violence and lynchings.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mild earthquake recorded in Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) A mild earthquake was recorded on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Right to privacy is amorphous and not absolute, SC judge (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) As lawyers challenging the Aadhaar scheme put up a strong defence of the right to privacy, a judge of the nine-judge constitution bench raised several questions, observing that it was an amorphous right and not absolute.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HC notice to Delhi government on pension scheme
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the city government on a plea alleging that the government, under its pension scheme, was only considering senior citizens and those with disability of 40 per cent or more.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
The man who saved Mahatma from Godse's earlier attack dead
Satara (Maharashtra), July 19 (IANS) Bhiku Daji Bhilare, who had once saved Mahatma Gandhi from a knife attack by his assassin Nathuram Godse at Panchgani in July 1944, passed away due to old age here on Wednesday, a close aide said. He was 98.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tata, L&T among 17 bidders for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Tata and L&T were among 17 top construction companies which bid for the three packages of the ambitious Rs 18,000 crore Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project, an official said here on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Government rules out separate law for mob lynching
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government onn Wednesday ruled a separate law to tackle mob lynching incidents.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 200 players to feature in ISL draft
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) More than 200 Indian footballers will be up for grabs when the Indian Super League (ISL) player draft is held here on Sunday with two new entrants -- Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC -- vying for the finest players along with the remaining eight franchises.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Abbas declares support for Xi's peace initiative
Beijing, July 19 (IANS/WAM) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday announced his support for the peace initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping, which calls for achieving a two-state solution between Palestine and Israel, boosting mutual security cooperation and peace.
2017-07-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Golfers Lahiri, Shiv tee off at British Open (Preview)
Southport (England), July 19 (IANS) Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur will look to impress as they tee off in the British Open, beginning at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club here on Thursday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
HDFC Bank expands foreign exchange offering in Kerala
Kochi, July 19 (IANS) HDFC Bank Ltd. on Wednesday, announced the expansion of its foreign exchange offering in Kerala by increasing the product range to include 20 currencies.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet gives nod for Hindustan Petroleum merger with ONGC
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its in-principle approval to the merger of oil marketer Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) with state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), official sources here said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ghana opens new check post on Ivory Coast border
Accra, July 19 (IANS/MAP) The Ghana Immigration Service has opened a new border check post in the Suaman district of the western region of the country bordering Ivory Coast.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Ghana,Politics,Defence/Security
Right to privacy is inherent in Constitution, SC told
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A nine-judge Supreme Court bench examining the right to privacy was told on Wednesday that it is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the Constitution though not explicitly mentioned, and also that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has described it as a fundamental right.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
New French military head named after General quits over cuts
Paris, July 19 (IANS) General Francois Lecointre, a career military officer, was named Frances military chief after his predecessor resigned on Wednesday after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over proposed cuts in military spending.
2017-07-19
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security
Now, Mathrubhumi TV announces 'menstrual leave'
Kochi, July 19 (IANS) The Mathrubhumi Group, a media conglomerate, on Wednesday announced an extra monthly leave to its women staff on the first day of their menstruation period after a similar leave policy was announced by Culture Machine, a Mumbai-based media company.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Health/Medicine
Farmers warn government of nationwide agitation
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After holding a two-week-long protest march from Mandsaur to Delhi, protesting farmers on Wednesday warned government of large-scale, nationwide agitation if their demands are not met.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
South Korea launches contest in Chandigarh to promote tourism
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) To promote South Korea as a tourist destination, its government is involving school students here and of nearby cities in a contest, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Revenue from imports up 11% in first 15 days of GST: CBEC
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Though the complete revenue flows from the GST cannot be guaged before October when the new indirect tax regime completes its first quarter, the revenue collection from imports under the Goods and Services Tax has seen an 11 per cent month-on-month increase in the first 15 days, the CBEC has said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bihar BJP leader murdered, body thrown into well
Patna, July 19 (IANS) A leader of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was murdered and his body thrown into a well in Bihar's Gopalganj district, police said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
95 terrorists killed in J&K this year, 150 in 2016: Centre
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) As many as 95 terrorists were eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir between January and July 9, while this figure was 150 for 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Turkish PM changes 11 ministers in Cabinet reshuffle
Ankara, July 19 (IANS) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday replacing 11 ministers in the 27-member government Cabinet.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Exercising after embryo transfer good for health'
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Contradicting the theory of mandatory rest after embryo transfer during an IVF cycle, a new research has revealed that resuming daily activities soon after the transfer helps in improving blood flow to the uterus and overall body.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
4 Maoists arrested, arms cache recovered in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) Four Maoist guerrillas were arrested here while an arms cache was seized in Jharkhand's Palamu district on Wednesday, the state police said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat Congress leader Vaghela to hold show of strength on Friday
Gandhinagar, July 19 (IANS) Senior Gujarat Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela continues to keep the party high command on tenterhooks over his next move. He has announced a public gathering of his supporters and legislators on his 77th birthday on Friday, which he otherwise seldom celebrates.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Leaders come together for law against lynching
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Leaders in Parliament, irrespective of political affiliations, extended their support to a draft bill against lynching here on Wednesday, and urged the Prime Minister to get it passed.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
ED summons three Bengal ministers in Narada sting case
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to three West Bengal Ministers - Suvendu Adhikari, Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim - to appear at the earliest for questioning in connection with the Narada sting probe, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP accuses Congress of bringing out 'dossier of disruption' to polarise country
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday termed a purported 32-page Congress dossier on cow vigilante lynchings and attacks on Dalits and other issues as a "dossier of disruption" aimed to divide the country on communal lines and disrupt the Parliament session.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
BJP MP demands special Parliament session on farmer issues
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Claiming that loan waivers was not a permanent solution to problems faced by peasants, BJP's Lok Sabha member Virendra Singh 'Mast' on Wednesday sought a special session of Parliament to discuss various issues concerning Indian farmers.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Saudi police detain woman wearing mini-skirt in online video
Riyadh, July 19 (IANS) Saudi police have detained a young woman who appeared in a video walking through a historic area in the north of the country with "indecent clothes" provoking a controversy from people who say she flagrantly violated the kingdom's conservative Islamic dress code.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Human Interest/Society
IndiGo, other major airlines lift ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Wednesday revoked the ban on flying TDP MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy on its flights after he expressed regret over an incident of unruly behaviour committed last month.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Saregama to produce films under Yoodlee Films
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Popular music banner Saregama has ventured into film production through Yoodlee Films under which it will make thought provoking and engaging content, releasing films every month.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Uber launches 'Decongest India' campaign
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Uber on Wednesday launched a nationwide campaign called "Decongest India", starting with New Delhi, to curb congestion and pollution.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Jatin Mehta, who owes banks Rs 7,000 cr, isn't bankrupt: Report
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Fugitive diamond merchant Jatin Mehta, who allegedly owes Indian banks Rs 7,000 crore, is not bankrupt as his wife recently transferred Rs 1.86 crore to a Swiss account in Zurich, and the Mehtas own a jewellery company in Britain, according to a report.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Narada CEO appears before CBI officials in Kolkata
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel on Wednesday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials here to submit certain documents related to the ongoing Narada sting operation case.
2017-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Another drug racket busted in Hyderabad, nine held
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) The Hyderabad police busted another drug racket with the arrest of nine accused including two Nigerians and two Africans on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chennaiyin sign Spanish defender Inigo
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC have signed Spanish defender Inigo Calderon for the 2017-18 Indian Super League season, the club announced in a statement on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
NorthEast United launch residential youth football academy
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) on Wednesday took an initiative to nurture football talent across the eight states of the north-east region by launching its own residential youth academy.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Rouhani, Zarif slam US over new sanctions on Iran
Tehran, July 19 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday denounced the new sanctions imposed by the US on Tehran as incompatible with the logic and spirit of the nuclear agreement signed with six major powers in July 2015.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Three space-based observatories Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble Space Telescope and a ground-based observatory HARPS have simultaneously detected a massive coronal explosion on the nearest planet-hosting star 'Proxima Centauri', a top scientist revealed here on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Science/Tech
Pakistan summons Indian envoy over killing of two civilians
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistan summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a formal protest on Wednesday over ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the killing of two civilians.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bill on IIITs passed in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill declaring the 15 existing IIITs, established through public-private partnership, as institutions of national importance, enabling them to grant degrees.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
'Banks need to take Rs 2.4 lakh cr haircuts for top 50 NPAs'
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The banks will have to take a haircut of 60 per cent, worth Rs 2.4 lakh crore, to settle 50 large stressed assets with debt of Rs 4 lakh crore, a report showed on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
June's domestic air passenger traffic up 20%
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 19.98 per cent in June to 95.68 lakh from 79.75 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Scientists working on indigenous technology for biofuels: Pradhan
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian scientists are working to develop a new model of biofuels' use through application of indigenous technology and the government hopes to unveil some results of this research in the coming days, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told te Rajya Sabha during the Question Hour on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
UK Defence Chief to visit India
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Britain's Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, is visiting India this week and will meet Indian ministers and military officers to further reinforce the bilateral defence and security partnership.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rahul visits Jaipur to meet his relatives
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who was in Rajasthan to address a rally in Banswara, also visited the state capital on Tuesday to meet his relatives here.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Don't want to settle in India: Niki Walia (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Niki Walia, who is making a comeback on television with "Ishq Gunaah", says she is not planning to settle in India because she cant uproot her children from Britain.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Husband of actress found hanging in Gurugram in police remand
Gurugram, July 19 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday remanded Nisheeth Jha -- the husband of Assamese actress Bidisha Bezbaruah, who allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan earlier this week -- to one-day police custody.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI summons Karti Chidambaram in corruption case
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday issued summons to Karti Chidambaram, the son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, in its ongoing probe against him in a corruption case, an official said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Court pulls up Delhi Police over Ramjas incident
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi Police for seeking more time to file report on action taken against those who allegedly raised anti-national slogans at the Delhi University's Ramjas College.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Yechury demands ban on cow vigilante groups
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) CPI-M chief Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday attacked the Narendra Modi government over growing incidents of lynchings in the country and demanded that cow vigilante groups must be banned.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arunachal's capital to soon have specific Wi-Fi zones
Itanagar, July 19 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said the state capital complex (Itanagar-Naharlagun) would soon have specific Wi-Fi zones where citizens will get free access.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US gives Pakistan 50 'world class' explosive detectors
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) The US Embassy here announced the provision of over 50 "world class" Fido X3 explosive device detectors to the Pakistan Army on Wednesday, local media reported.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Akhil, Jitender's pro debut rivals announced
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian boxer Akhil Kumar will face Ty Gilchrist of Australia while Jitender Kumar will take on Thailands Thanet Likhitkamporn in their respective professional debuts.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
1984 anti-Sikh riots: HC notice to Sajjan Kumar on SIT's plea to cancel bail
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on a plea filed by SIT, probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, against anticipatory bail granted to him.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Violence rocks Himachal after gang-rape, murder; suspect kills fellow accused
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) In a twist to the sensational gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Himachal Pradesh, the prime suspect allegedly murdered a fellow accused in the case in the police lock-up on Wednesday, the police said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paramilitary, army are not comparable on one to one basis: Government
New Delhi, July (IANS) Paramilitary forces and army are not comparable on a one to one basis as there are differences in their retirement age and service rules, parliament was told on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Arabs urge Qatar to accept 6 principles to curb extremism
United Nations, July 19 (IANS) The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting that it comply with a list of 13 demands they tabled last month and instead have asked Doha to commit to six principles on combating extremism and negotiate a plan with specific measures to implement them for an early resolution of the crisis.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
No question of rejoining Congress: Jogi
Raipur, July 19 (IANS) Janata Congress Chhattisgarh founder and former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi said on Wednesday that he had no plans of returning to the Congress.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
I'm open to doing experimental roles: Ayushmann
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who played a sperm donor in his debut film "Vicky Donor", wants to experiment more with roles.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't buy 'Chinese Manjha', Delhiites told
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday issued an advisory reminding people not to buy the sharp synthetic kite flying thread known as "Chinese Manjha" to protect birds and prevent fatal accidents.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Heavy rainfall forecast in Odisha, fishermen warned
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Odisha is likely to experience heavy rainfall on Thursday, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday and warned the fishermen against venturing out into the sea.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
DMK members to face action for displaying gutka packs in House
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal on Wednesday said he will refer the matter of DMK members bringing the banned gutka (a tobacco product) inside the House and displaying the same to the Privileges Committee.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
One of world's rarest animal species born in Australia
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) For the first time in five years, a northern hairy-nosed wombat was born in the Australian state of Queensland, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Turnbull demands answers after Australian woman killed in US
Canberra, July 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said his government will be demanding answers from US authorities about the killing of an Australian woman by police in Minneapolis city at the weekend.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nothing is perfect immediately, take GST's example: Parrikar
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, cornered by the Opposition in the assembly over a controversial order, on Wednesday cited the example of the GST to illustrate how legislations sometimes are not perfect in the immediate sense.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New robotic device to fix pipe leaks from inside
New York, July 19 (IANS) Here's a new robot that can inspect water or gas pipes from the inside -- no matter what the pipes are made of -- and find leaks long before they become catastrophic, say researchers.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Rahul lashes out at Centre on farmers' plight
Banswara (Rajasthan), July 19 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday came down heavily on the Modi and Rajasthan governments over farmers' issues.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Aki Narula, Ami Patel to be in Couture Wedding show in Capital
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Designer Aki Narula along with India's leading fashion stylists Ami Patel and Tanya Ghavri will be part of the fifth edition of Couture Wedding show, organised by DLF Emporio, here from August 3-6.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Antibody-based test may differentiate Zika from other infections
New York, July 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new antibody-based test that can help differentiate Zika virus infections from infections caused by similar viruses such as dengue and West Nile.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
BJP MPs briefed about GST, Modi's US, Israel visit
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday briefed the BJP parliamentary party on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US and Israel while Finance Minister Arun Jaitley briefed them on the GST and said that prices of goods have come down four-eight per cent since the roll-out.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Injured Army officer dies; Indian, Pakistan troops exchange fire
Jammu, July 19 (IANS) An Army JCO injured in Pakistani shelling on the Line of Control died on Wednesday, while Indian and Pakistani troops again exchanged shelling and firing in Jammu region, official sources said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Positive global cues, foreign funds' inflows lift Indian equities (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Positive global cues, coupled with inflows of foreign funds and healthy buying in healthcare, metal and banking stocks, lifted the Indian equity markets on Wednesday -- a day after they suffered steepest fall of the current fiscal.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Deepika Padukone 'honoured' to be part of Academy members
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone says she is honoured to be a part of the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences for its "Class of 2017".
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
I regret it: Karan Johar apologises for 'nepotism' barb
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) After actor Varun Dhawan, filmmaker Karan Johar on Wednesday apologised for his "nepotism rocks" act at the IIFA Awards in New Jersey that created a stir on social media last week.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mithali cautions India despite 'home' advantage in WWC semis
Derby, July 19 (IANS) Having played four league matches at the County Ground here, India skipper Mithali Raj on Wednesday banked on the "home" advantage to tame World Champions Australia in the second semi-final here on Thursday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kerala identifies land for Sabarimala airport
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod for construction of an airport at Cheruvally rubber estate, about 48 km from the famed Sabarimala temple.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Google introduces recruiting app 'Hire' for businesses
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) In an apparent move to compete with Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, Google has launched 'Hire', a recruiting app for small- and medium-sized businesses that also integrates seamlessly with G Suite.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Decision on India-Russia FGFA 'in near future'
Moscow, July 19 (IANS) India and Russia have concluded the first stage of negotiations on developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and would sign the contract documents on the ambitious project "in the near future", an official from Russian state-firm Rostec has said.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Diplomacy
4 Indians among 7 arrested for drug smuggling in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) Seven persons, including four Indian nationals, were on Wednesday arrested from Nepal's Makwanpur district for smuggling 30 kg contraband hashish, police said.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam Rifles seize gold worth Rs 2 crore
Imphal, July 19 (IANS) The Assam Rifles have seized 9.63 kg of contraband gold worth more than Rs 2 crore in Manipur.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple offers discounts to promote Apple Pay in China
Shanghai, July 19 (IANS) The US-based Apple launched a campaign in China this week to promote its mobile payment platform and break the current duopoly of tech giants Tencent and Alibaba.
2017-07-19
Category: International, China,Technology
All northeast states to have business facilitation centres
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Minister for DONER Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that Business Facilitation Centres (BFC) will be set up in all northeastern states to guide new and first generation entrepreneurs in all areas related to project financing.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Gorkhaland unrest: Police vehicle, community hall torched
Darjeeling, July 19 (IANS) Incidents of violece and vandalism rocked in the northern West Bengal hills again as the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha-sponsored indefinite shutdown pressing for a seperate state of Gorkhaland, continued for the 35th day on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Shekhar, Shabana congratulate Irani over I&B Ministry charge
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Wednesday congratulated actress-turned-politician Smriti Irani for taking charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Don't give communal colour to vigilante attacks: Minister
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Asking the Congress not to give a communal twist to crimes by cow vigilantes, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said these incidents did not involve any party or the government but individuals.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My questions for house changed, alleges Congress MLA in MP
Bhopal, July 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Congress legislator Ram Nivas Rawat has written to the assembly secretariat, alleging his questions for the house relating to farmers' issues, their agitation and promises that the government made have been altered.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory
New York, July 19 (IANS) Is your teenaged son a heavy alcohol user? Beware, he may be at risk of developing changes in brain structure and function which may further affect cognitive skills such as memory and attention, a study has shown.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Court refuses to revoke POCSO charges against Gayatri Prajapati
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) A special court on Wednesday rejected a plea by lawyers of former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati, an accused in a gang-rape case, for the removal of POCSO charges against him.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No crime rate increase in Goa due to casino industry: Parrikar
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday asserted that there was no co-relation between the casino industry and the coastal state's crime rate.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NPF expels Nagaland CM Zeliang from party
Kohima, July 19 (IANS) The Naga People's Front (NPF) on Wednesday expelled T.R. Zeliang from the party for six years, soon after he was sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Iran's Sepahan SC signs Iraqi striker Marwan Hussein
Tehran, July 19 (IANS) Iranian football outfit Sepahan SC has completed the signing of Iraqi international striker Marwan Hussein Al-Ajeeli, local media reported on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
CBEC to be renamed in current Parliament session
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) which started functioning with the new reorganised structure ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out, will get its new name - Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) - in the current Parliament session, a top government official has said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sena hounds RJ for song lampooning BMC (With Song Video)
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) A parody song by a well-known RJ mocking the pathetic condition of roads and unending traffic jams in Mumbai has gone viral and unsettled the civic body, which has threatened action against the RJ for breeding mosquitoes at her home.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Counting of votes in presidential election on July 20
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Counting of the ballots cast in the July 17 presidential election will be taken up here on Thursday to decide the fate of two contenders -- the ruling NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind, who has a clear edge, and the combined Opposition nominee Meira Kumar.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I consider myself business person first: Sunny Leone
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone, who is coming up with her own cosmetic line, says she is a businesswoman first.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Coach Mourinho pushing me to get better: Man United's Lukaku
Houston, July 19 (IANS) Manchester United's new striker Romelu Lukaku said he signed for the club because of head coach Jose Mourinho who he felt will "push him" to become a better footballer.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
China sends military vehicles, supplies to Tibet
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China has moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military vehicles and equipment into Tibet amid a continuing stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam in the Sikkim sector of the border.
2017-07-19
Category: International, China,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Kohli says no extra pressure after Shastri takes over as head coach
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli feels that he will not be under any added pressure to perform with Ravi Shastri, considered to be his favourite choice for the post of head coach, back in the team replacing Anil Kumble.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
BSNL offers waiver of landline installation charges
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The BSNL on Wednesday said it has decided to waive off installation charges for new landline/wireline broadband/fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections in all circles.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Herath topples Ashwin to become 2nd ranked Test bowler
Dubai, July 19 (IANS) A 10-wicket haul against minnows Zimbabwe helped veteran Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath leapfrog India's Ravichandran Ashwin and take the second spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test bowlers rankings, released here on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
SP leader links names of Hindu gods with alcohol, sparks row
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In controversial remarks that were later expunged, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Wednesday linked the names of Hindu gods with alcohol, sparking protest by the BJP in the Rajya Sabha.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Sadhvi's 'hang beef-eaters' remark has no religious issue: Parrikar
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday told the state assembly that Sadhvi Saraswati's controversial speech in Goa last month, where she said that beef-eaters should be hanged in public, did not contain any "religious sentiment".
2017-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Another drug racket busted in Hyderabad, nine held
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) The Hyderabad police busted another drug racket with the arrest of nine accused including two Nigerians on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IndiGo lift ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Wednesday said it has decided to revoke the ban on flying TDP MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy on its flights.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Conte signs two-year extension with Chelsea
London, July 19 (IANS) Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has signed a two-year extension to his contract with the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
I think 'Baahubali?' ate up business of 'Meri Pyaari...': Ayushmann
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says he personally received a mixed response to his last release "Meri Pyaari Bindu", and believes that somehow "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" ate up the business of his film.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Liezietsu sacked, Zeliang is Nagaland's new Chief Minister (Roundup)
Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Senior Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator T.R. Zeliang was sworn in as Nagaland's 19th Chief Minister on Wednesday, hours after Governor P.B. Acharya dismissed Shurhozelie Liezietsu after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
IndiGo revokes flying ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Wednesday said it has decided to revoke the ban on ferrying TDP MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy on its flights.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Canon India plans to expand retail footprint
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a bid to realise imaging industry potential in India, digital imaging company Canon India is planning to expand its retail centres across the country.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
North Korean defector returns under mysterious circumstances
Seoul, July 19 (IANS) A well-known North Korean defector who used to appear regularly on South Korean television has returned under mysterious circumstances to her country, according to a video in which she is seen in Pyongyang complaining about her life in the South.
2017-07-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Reliance arm Unlimit partners China's Fibocom for IoT solutions
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Reliance Group's Internet of Things (IoT) for enterprises arm, Unlimit, on Wednesday announced that it signed an agreement with China's Fibocom to bring latest wireless communications modules and solutions for IoT and mobile Internet to India.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Media,Technology
Ebola virus persists in monkeys
New York, July 19 (IANS) Researchers have found evidence of long-term Ebola viral persistence in rhesus monkeys who have survived the infections caused by the deadly disease and no longer show symptoms.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Equity markets bounce back, healthcare stocks surge
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) A day after suffering their steepest fall of the current fiscal, Indian equity markets recovered and provisionally closed with appreciable gains on Wednesday on the back of positive global cues and healthy buying in healthcare, metal and banking stocks.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
My app will provide insight into my life: Urvashi Rautela
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Model-actress Urvashi Rautela on Wednesday launched her own app named after her. She says the app will provide an insight into her personal life.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
86-year-old US jewel thief arrested again
Washington, July 19 (IANS) An 86-year-old serial jewel thief in the US, whose crimes date back to the 1950s, has again been charged with theft.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Give up religion or face punishment, Chinese Communists told
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) The head of China's top religious affairs regulator said Communist Party members should not seek value and faith in religion and those who persist must be punished.
2017-07-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion
Congress attacks government over lynchings in name of cow
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday attacked the government over incidents of lynching in the name of cow protection, alleging that those attacking Dalits and minorities were getting protection from the ruling BJP.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China bigger threat than Pakistan, ban Chinese products: Mulayam
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Describing China as a "bigger threat to India than Pakistan", Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday sought the government's response on the military stand-off at Doklam.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Couldn't say no to Onir: Designer Varun Bahl on acting debut
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Designer Varun Bahl says he couldn't say no to Onir when the filmmaker asked him to play a role in his film "Shab", and is open to play more roles on screen.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
EMU hits platform buffer at Sealdah station, gets partially derailed
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) An Electronic Metro Unit (EMU) got partially derailed after hitting the platform buffer at Sealdah south section here, injuring at least three passengers during the busy office hours on Wednesday morning.
2017-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Video of rough arrest of woman vendor in California sparks anger
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) A video of a female street vendor violently arrested in California has triggered anger on social media.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
French military head quits over Macron budget cuts
Paris, July 19 (IANS) The head of the French armed forces, General Pierre de Villiers, tendered his resignation on Wednesday after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over proposed cuts in military spending.
2017-07-19
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security
T.R. Zeliang sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister
Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Senior Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator T.R. Zeliang was sworn in as the 19th Chief Minister of Nagaland on Wednesday, hours after Governor P.B. Acharya dismissed the Shurhozelie Liezietsu government after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
HP girl's gang-rape, murder suspect kills lock-up inmate
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) In a twist to the sensational gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Himachal Pradesh, the prime suspect allegedly murdered a fellow accused in the case in the police lock-up on Wednesday, the police said.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over border firing
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a formal protest over the death of two civilians in what it said was firing by Indian troops across the LoC a day earlier.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UN official visits Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 19 (IANS) UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday for a three-day visit on the peace building process, the UN office here said.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Right to privacy is inherent in Constitution, SC told
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the right to privacy is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the Constitution though not explicitly mentioned.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India, Pakistan must talk to end LoC violence: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) With China and the US mired in their own issues, India and Pakistan must have a dialogue to de-escalate escalating tensions along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, a leading Pakistani newspaper said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Rewrite history, declare Paika Rebellion as First War of Independence'
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested the Centre to consider the proposal of declaring the Paika Rebellion of 1817 as the First War of Independence in Indian history.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Durjoy Dutta's novel to be adapted in a web series
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Bestselling author Durjoy Duttas popular novel "World`s Best Boyfriend" -- a heart-touching story about love, friendship, betrayal and hatred that exists between the two central characters -- will soon be adapted in a web series.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Eight start-ups in 5th batch of 'Target Accelerator Programme'
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Retail services provider Target India on wednesday announced the fifth batch of its 'Target Accelerator Programme' (TAP) with eight start-ups which were selected to develop innovative technology solutions.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Enough evidence to nail Dileep in actress abduction case: Police
Kochi, July 19 (IANS) Kerala Police on Wednesday voiced confidence it has enough evidence to nail superstar Dileep in the alleged abduction and molestation of a popular actress in February this year.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indians aim to re-write history against Australia (Special to IANS)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India will meet six-time champions Australia in the semi-finals of the women's cricket World Cup at Derby's Country Ground on Thursday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
World's first kid with double hand transplant now plays baseball
New York, July 19 (IANS) Ten-year-old Zion Harvey from the US who underwent a double hand transplant two years back -- a first in a child -- can not only write, feed and dress today but is able to play baseball using both hands.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Israeli prisoners brainwashed Goa's serial desecrator: Parrikar
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Fifty-year-old Francis Pereira, who is being probed for desecrating scores of religious icons, was brainwashed when he was lodged in Goa's Central Jail by Israeli inmates, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump, Putin had undisclosed hour-long discussion at G20
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for a second time on July 7 in a previously undisclosed discussion during the G-20 summit in Germany, the White House has confirmed.
2017-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Wrestler held for raping junior kabaddi player
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A wrestler has been arrested in west Delhi's Shahbad Dairy area for allegedly sexually assaulting a junior national-level kabaddi player, police said on Wednesday.
2017-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ASEAN parliamentarians urge Myanmar to release 3 journalists
Bangkok, July 19 (IANS) ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) on Wednesday urged the Myanmar authorities to release three journalists who were detained in June after visiting rebels in the conflict-ridden northeast.
2017-07-19
Category: International, Thailand,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights