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Kerala remains tense on 2nd day of Sabarimala season
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 18 (IANS) Tension prevailed on Thursday a day after the opening of the short five-day pilgrimage season as the state observed a shutdown against the alleged police attack on protesters even as a senior member of the Sabarimala priest's family urged women of the hitherto barred age group to respect tradition and not visit the Lord Ayyappa temple.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Argentina win in basketball, boxing; Russia continue winning medals
Buenos Aires, Oct 18 (IANS) Argentina won two gold medals, one in men's 3x3 basketball and one in boxing. Russia, on top of the medal table, won two gold medals with one in boxing and the other in women's beach volleyball, on the penultimate day of the Youth Olympics.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
US bars American aid groups from travelling to N.Korea
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has barred American aid groups from travelling to North Korea as it pressures Pyongyang to dismantle the countrys nuclear weapons programme.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Love not restricted to any gender: Huma Qureshi
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says love is not restricted to any gender, and believes it is an individual's right to choose who they want to love.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Give women basic respect: Film fraternity urges this Dussehra
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In the midst of a fight against sexual harassment in India and the rise of #MeToo movement, Bollywood celebrities on the occasion of Dussehra, have urged people not just to choose good over evil but also give women basic respect.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung launches flagship Galaxy Tab S4 for Rs 57,900 in India
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday launched in India its flagship tablet, Galaxy Tab S4, a new two-in-one Android tablet that comes equipped with Samsung Dex and S Pen for Rs 57,900.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Varun Sood joins 'MTV Ace of Space'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Popular video jockey Varun Sood will be showing his mental strength by participating in reality show "MTV Ace of Space".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Court records gutted in UP after miscreants torch chamber
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Hundreds of files and documents were gutted after unidentified miscreants on Thursday set on fire a chamber of a court in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district, police said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahman enjoys directing SRK for music video
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman says working with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on "Jai hind hind, jai India" was an "interesting" experience.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
MeToo allegations against Anu Malik false, baseless: Lawyer
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Anu Malik has denied allegations that he sexually harassed singer Shweta Pandit, who has called him a "pedophile" and "sexual predator".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian sacked in Saudi for 'offensive remarks' on Sabarimala row
Riyadh, Oct 18 (IANS) A Keralite expat in Saudi Arabia has been sacked from his job for allegedly posting offensive remarks on women amid the Sabarimala temple row, the media reported.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Diaspora
Saudi suspect in Khashoggi case killed in accident: Turkish daily
Ankara, Oct 18 (IANS) A Turkish daily reported on Thursday that one of the suspects involved in the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "suspicious car accident" in Riyadh.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gavankar set to join 'Torrance' team
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) "Sleepy Hollow" actress Janina Gavankar may star opposite actor Ben Affleck in the upcoming drama "Torrance".
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Michael B. Jordan to star in 'The Silver Bear'
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Michael B. Jordan will star in and produce Lionsgates film adaptation of assassin story "The Silver Bear".
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Snow White gives wrong message to kids, feels Kristen Bell
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Kristen Bell says the story of Snow White sends the wrong message about consent to children because she is asleep when the prince kisses her.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
MeToo being blown out of proportion: Shatrughan Sinha
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha says while the MeToo movement is noble, it is becoming "free-for-all" and being blown out of proportion.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Bihar's Shahi litchi gets GI tag
Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) After Katrani rice, Jardalu mango and Magahi paan (betel vine), Bihars Shahi litchi has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag and has become an exclusive brand in the national and international market, an official said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Border security paramount for development: Bhagwat
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Secured borders are of paramount importance to ensure prosperity and development of India given the current complex international scenario, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Bolt turns down contract, continues football career in Australia
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has turned down an offer to join Maltese outfit Valletta FC, opting to continue his professional football trial at the Central Coast Mariners in Australia.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
'Orange Is the New Black' to end in 2019
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) The cast and crew of popular Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" announced that season seven will be the final one of the show.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Once a popular destination, Jaisalmer has sadly fallen off the tourist map
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), Oct 18 (IANS) It was once a much sought-after destination for tourists who wanted to experience camel safaris, golden sands, mesmerising dunes, and the rich culture and heritage of the Thar desert. Then came the Khalistan Movement of 1986 and since the borders of Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district were bound on the west and southwest by Pakistan, tourists weren't permitted beyond 45 km of this World Heritage City.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Defence/Security
Jason Blum sorry for his comments on women directors
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Producer Jason Blum has apologised for his remarks that there "aren't a lot" of women directors in Hollywood.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ex-BSP MP's son surrenders before Delhi court
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former BSP MP's son, who had threatened a man with a gun at a luxury hotel here, surrendered on Thursday in a city court a day after a non-bailable warrant (NBW) was issued against him.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women now empowered, not ashamed to speak up: Madhoo Shah
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Madhoo Shah says Indian society has evolved to accept harsh realities of the working environment for women, who are more empowered than ever to speak up about their sour experiences.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Stop aping others, embrace Indian culture: Satyarthi
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday urged the Indian youth to embrace their national culture and stop aping others.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Nano-carbon: New India-made weapon against mosquitoes?
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Toxic smog has once again threatened to engulf the National Capital Region (NCR) as farmers in parts of Haryana and Punjab have begun to burn their crop residue. And the zika virus, spread by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, has mysteriously raised its head in Rajasthan, having already infected about 90 people and worrying health officials.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Cruzeiro retain Copa title, seal spot in next year's Libertadores
Sao Paulo (Brazil), Oct 18 (IANS) Cruzeiro defeated Corinthians 2-1 in the second leg of the Copa do Brasil final to lift the Copa do Brasil.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Kids with autism 50% more likely to be obese: Study
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 per cent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with the general population, a study says.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bhagwat criticises SC's Sabarimala decision
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday criticised the Supreme Court's decision allowing entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, saying it was flawed as it did not consider all aspects and hence would not be easily adopted.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Kuldeep will be India's No.1 spinner going forward: Harbhajan Singh (IANS interview)
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Going forward, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav will become India's primary spin weapon, feels veteran bowler-turned-cricket commentator Harbhajan Singh.
2018-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IANS Life,Cricket
Truck hits Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express, 2 coaches derail
Ratlam/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Passengers of the Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express had a miraculous escape on Wednesday when two of its coaches derailed after being hit by a truck at a manned level crossing near Thandla in Madhya Pradesh, an official said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global IT spending to grow 3.2% in 2019: Gartner
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Driven by increased Cloud adoption, worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2 per cent from expected spending of $3.7 trillion in 2018, according to the latest forecast by market research firm Gartner.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
How far away are we from commercial fusion energy? (Science Feature)
Cadarache (France), Oct 18 (IANS) Electricity-generating fusion power plants -- one of the biggest inventions in history -- might be safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally responsible. But, how far are we from turning science fiction into reality -- meaning a world where nuclear fusion energy will be powering our day-to-day lives? Some 60 years.
2018-10-18
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology
Bhagwat pitches for legally constructing Ram temple
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Highlighting the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya as a matter of national interest, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for building it at the earliest through "appropriate and requisite law" and slammed certain "fundamentalist forces" for obstructing the process.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Bengal celebrates Mahanavami
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Devotees from all walks of life, dressed in their best attire, headed towards the puja marquees on Thursday as the city celebrated Mahanavami -- the fourth day of Durga Puja.
2018-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Anna, Michael join 'The Last Days Of American Crime'
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actors Anna Brewster, Michael Pitt and Sharlto Copley have joined the cast of "The Last Days of American Crime".
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Savour a slice of Burma in Noida (Foodie Trail-Noida)
Noida, Oct 18 (IANS) It's quite a task to convince one's tastebuds to try vegetarian food when you belong to the opposite world. The probability of liking the place in question drops significantly when it is also alcohol-free. Still, I dared to land in Burma Burma -- a completely vegetarian restaurant and tea room -- that is making waves in foodie circles for its authentic Burmese cuisine and enhanced tea experience.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Features,IANS Life
The Washington Post publishes missing Saudi journalist's last article
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The Washington Post has published the last article written by its missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in which he wrote about the poor state of press freedom across the Arab world.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala shutdown over Sabarimala near total
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) The state-wide shutdown called by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday saw huge response with near total effect while just a few private vehicles moving on road.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Six ways to protect your baby's skin this winter (Health Tips)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Winter is here, which means your baby needs extra care and attention. Baby skin requires a lot more nourishment during winter, as the temperature drop tends to make the skin dry. Winter also brings with it various skin problems for babies, as their skin is more delicate when compared to adults.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
UP court receives complaint against Facebook's Zuckerberg
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) A complaint has been registered in an Uttar Pradesh court against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and three others for using national symbols and letter heads of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its site without due permission.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
'Namaste England': Outdated and cliched (IANS Review, Rating: *1/2)
Film: "Namaste England"; Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Seal, Alankrita Sahay, Satish Kaushik; Rating: *1/2
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple's new privacy portal shows what user data it keeps
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) As part of its annual privacy upgrades, Apple has introduced a new portal that lets users see what personal data the company has kept on them, the media reported.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday with heavy security deployed here and other vulnerable places.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Need to strengthen internal, external security: RSS chief
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday stressed on the need to further strengthen the armed forces to ensure enhanced "internal and external security" and pre-empt any subversive attempts from within or outside to harm the country's unity and integrity.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pleasant Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) It was a pleasant morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 18 degrees Celsius, at par with the season's average.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US flies B-52 bombers near South China Sea
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea and "participated in a routine training mission", according to a statement from Pacific Air Forces.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
'Badhaai Ho': Refreshingly honest and entertaining (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Badhaai Ho"; Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma; Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Sheeba Chaddha, Surekha Sikri, Rahul Tewari, Vimi Mehta; Rating: ***1/2
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Militant killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) A militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Namaste England' has a pure heart
Film: "Namaste England"; Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Seal, Alankrita Sahay; Directed: Vipul Amritlal Shah; Rating: **** (4 stars)
2018-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump proposes cutting federal agencies' funds to reduce deficit
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced that he intends to reduce the American federal budget deficit by cutting financing to every government agency and department by 5 per cent.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
WhatsApp working on linked accounts, vacation mode features
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) WhatsApp is reportedly working out on three new features, including linking your account to Instagram, in order to improve its chat and notifications for its over 1.5 billion users.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter to show users when a bad tweet is taken down
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Twitter will now highlight when it takes an action on a bad tweet - making its over 330 million users understand that the tweet was forcibly taken down and not deleted by its user owing to public outrage.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pre-order iPhone XR in India from Friday
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Apple's cheapest iPhone XR will go on sale in India from Friday, starting from Rs 76,900.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Truck hits Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express, 2 coaches derail
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) At least two coaches of a Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express derailed on Thursday after it was hit by a truck near Thandla in Madhya Pradesh, an official said. No passenger has been injured.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi-based female journalist fails to make it to Sabarimala
Sabarimala (Kerala) Oct 18 (IANS) A Delhi-based female journalist. who managed to climb up the pathway to reach the famed Sabarimala temple, was on Thursday forced to abandon her trek following a massive protest.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
EU dismisses Brexit summit in November, citing lack of progress
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) The leaders of the 27 countries that will remain in the European Union (EU) after Britain's withdrawal called off an extraordinary summit on the Brexit in November due to insufficient progress to organise the meeting.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Trump awards retired US Marine highest military honour
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour to retired US Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John L. Canley for his heroic actions 50 years ago during the battle of Hue City, one of the bloodiest scuffles of the Vietnam War.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Kim Zolciak denies photoshopping
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) TV personality Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who has been accused of photoshopping an image of her children, has denied the allegations and vowed to take a stand in the matter.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Conte, Moon express 'deep concern' at global protectionism threat
Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Amid an escalating trade war between the United States and China, Italy's premier Giuseppe Conte and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday voiced "deep concern" at the danger of resurgent protectionism after they held talks in Rome.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
116 policemen suspended over 2014 firing in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) As many as 116 police officials have been suspended from their posts for their alleged involvement in a June 2014 tragedy that killed at least 14 persons in Lahore in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harsh Rajput's action hero dreams
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Harsh Rajput says it's been his childhood dream to be an action hero and that he looks up to Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump proposes 5% cut on federal agencies' budget to tame deficit
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) President Donald Trump has called for reducing the US federal budget deficit by cutting financing to government agencies and departments by 5 per cent.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Baidu is first Chinese member of US-led AI alliance
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) China-based search engine giant Baidu Inc. has become the first Chinese member of the US-led alliance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) -- the Partnership on AI (PAI).
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Media shouldn't run one-sided #MeToo stories: CINTAA's Sushant Singh
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor and general secretary of the Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has appealed to the media not to run one-sided #MeToo stories as several "fake stories" are being highlighted through the social media.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Social media trolls bother Chrissy Teigan
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigan, who has been a victim of social media trolls several times, says she gives a lot of heed to what people think of her.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Important to give time to missing journalist probe: Pompeo
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said it is important to give time and space for the investigation of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Media,Diplomacy
I fully support #MeToo campaign: Radhika Apte
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte expressed her full support to the sexual harassment survivors, who are calling out their alleged tormentors under the #MeToo campaign.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
I was in a destructive marriage: Elle King
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Elee King says that she battled substance abuse and depression after "destructive marriage".
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ACC July-Sep quarter consolidated net profit up 15%
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Cement and ready mix concrete manufacturer ACC on Wednesday reported a rise of 15 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September 2018.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Poll preparations in Mizoram satisfactory: CEC Rawat (Lead, with Corrections)
Aizawl, Oct 18 (IANS) Preparations to hold free and fair elections to the Mizoram Assembly are satisfactory, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat said here on Wednesday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Bilaspur-Leh proposed railway line may be declared 'national project'
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The railways has suggested that strategically important 465-km railway line proposed between Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur and Jammu and Kashmir's Leh along the Indo-China border be declared a "national project", a Northern Railway (NR) official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Largest-ever galaxy proto-supercluster 'Hyperion' spotted
Berlin, Oct 18 (IANS) A team of scientists at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have sited the most massive structure in the early universe known to date.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Germany,Science/Tech
Shay Mitchell launches a line of travel accessories
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Shay Mitchell has come up with a surprisingly affordable line of travel accessories.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Melania Trump's plane forced to land due to smoke in cabin
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The airplane carrying first lady Melania Trump was forced to land a few minutes after taking off as smoke was detected in the plane's cabin, according to media reports.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 scientists win 2019 Breakthrough Prize
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced nine recipients of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in recognition of their important achievements in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
'Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween' gets India release date
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Jack Black's 'Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween' will release in India on October 26.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
RBI reaffirms decision on tenure of Yes Bank's Rana Kapoor
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reaffirmed that a successor to YES BANK's MD and CEO Rana Kapoor should be appointed by February 1, 2019.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Sri Lankan President calls Modi, rejects assassination attempt reports
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday rejected media reports alleging an Indian hand in a plot to assassinate him and a former Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka during a telephone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Gujarat invites Karnataka Governor, CM to Statute of Unity unveiling
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Gujarat government has invited Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to attend the unveiling of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Statute of Unity at Sadhu Bet in the northwest state on October 31, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Cyient's QoQ net up by 54 percent
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Engineering services company Cyient on Wednesday announced that its net profit has registered 54 per cent sequential growth during the second quarter ended September.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
RIL Q2 net up 17% at Rs 9,516 cr; petchem, telecom do well
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Wednesday reported a 17.3 per cent jump in net profit at Rs 9,516 crore for the second quarter ending September on the back of robust performance in its petrochemicals and telecom businesses.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RIL to buy stake in Hathway cables and Den Networks
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited said on Wednesday that it will buy 66 per cent stake in Den Networks Limited and 51.3 per cent stake in Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Housing prices in Delhi fall over last 8 years: RBI data
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Housing prices in Delhi have fallen marginally for the first time over the last eight years even as all-India house prices went up by an average of 5.3 per cent in the quarter ended June 2018, according to RBI data.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Teenage boy drowns in DDA lake
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A teenage boy, who on Wednesday had gone out along with his friends, died after he drowned into Delhi Development Authority's Sanjay Van lake in south Delhi, police said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Gujarat invites Karnataka Governor, CM to Statute of Unity unveiling
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Gujarat government has invited Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to attend the unveiling of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Statute of Unity at Sadhu Bet in the northwest state on October 31, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Vikas Bahl files defamation suit against Kashyap, Motwane
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikas Bahl has moved the Bombay High Court with a Rs 10-crore defamation suit against his former Phantom Films partners Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane amid the #MeToo furore.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Amar Singh files police complaint against Azam Khan
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Wednesday filed a police complaint against senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan alleging Khan threatened him and his family with physical harm.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President accepts Akbar's resignation
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar with "immediate effect".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akbar, a famous editor, who fell from the pedestal
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) From his days of being an iconic editor to the alleged sexual predator -- the fall of M.J. Akbar has been sudden and steep.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Protesters clash with police near Sabarimala, women turned back (Round-up)
Sabarimala/Nilackal (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple clashed with police and heckled women journalists as the pilgrimage season opened on Wednesday, with no woman in that group making it to the hill shrine despite police assurances.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
France star Mbappé visits hometown club
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS) France superstar football player Kylian Mbappé returned to visit his childhood club here on Wednesday for the first time since he won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018-10-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
FA confirm withdrawal of offer to buy Wembley Stadium
London, Oct 17 (IANS) The English Football Association (FA) on Wednesday confirmed that it will not be selling Wembley Stadium to billionaire Shahid Khan.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Thierry Henry presented as new Monaco coach
Monaco (France), Oct 17 (IANS) AS Monaco on Wednesday presented former France football star Thierry Henry as its new coach.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Football
Mexican keeper Gonzalez escapes bone injury in collision with Chilean player
Queretaro (Mexico), Oct 17 (IANS) Hugo Gonzalez, a goalkeeper for Mexico's national football team, avoided a bone injury in a collision with Chilean forward Nicolas Castillo during a friendly in this central city.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
FIFA announces referees for Club World Cup
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) FIFA on Wednesday announced the referees who will officiate the matches of the upcoming Club World Cup set to be held in the United Arab Emirates in December.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
IndiGo to commence Bengaluru-Hong Kong flights from December
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Low-cost passenger carrier IndiGo wil operate daily non-stop flight between Hong Kong and Bengaluru effective December 11, 2018.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ISL: Super-sub Maimouni hands ATK first win
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Two-time champions ATK got the better of Delhi Dynamos 2-1 and registered their first win this season in the Indian Super League here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
India to debut at U-15 Asian wrestling
Fuji-Mi (Japan), Oct 17 (IANS) Indian wrestling will score yet another first with the U-15 girls' squad making their debut at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championships here.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Salvini renews attack on France's migrant 'drop off'
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday continued his criticism of the alleged drop-off of two African migrants by French police in the northwest border town Claviere, claiming he would be "under investigation by half of Italy's prosecutors" for doing far less.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
PKL: Pawan, Kashiling star as Bengaluru Bulls defeat Tamil Thalaivas
Sonepat, Oct 17 (IANS) Bengaluru Bulls earned the bragging rights in the Southern derby as they beat Tamil Thalaivas 44-35 in the sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi league here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Mindtree net zooms 65% in second quarter
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) IT services firm Mindtree on Wednesday reported Rs 206 crore consolidated net profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering a 65 per cent annual and 30 per cent quarterly growth.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Salvini heads to Russia, urges end of EU sanctions
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Far-right Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini flew to Moscow on Wednesday to head an Italian business delegation at a trade meeting, launching a fresh attack on the European Union over its economic sanctions against Russia.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Gaddar ready to contest against KCR
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Maoist ideologue and revolutionary balladeer Gaddar on Wednesday said he was ready to contest the elections against Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao as the joint candidate of opposition parties.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP-ruled MCD charging illegal parking fee in Delhi: AAP
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Wednesday levelled charges of corruption against BJP for enforcing parking charges in private malls and hospitals despite court orders calling it illegal. The BJP-dominated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is in-charge of most public parking places.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unveiling of Sardar statue to be BJP's 2019 campaign launch
Gandhinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is virtually kicking off its campaign for the 2019 general elections by taking out 'Ekta Yatras' across Gujarat in the run up to the unveiling of the 182-foot statue of Sardar Patel by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ISL: Chennaiyin hunt for first win
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Having lost both their matches so far, defending champions Chennaiyin FC will want to settle for nothing less than a victory when they face NorthEast United FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
Reliance makes strategic investment in SkyTran Inc.
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd's subsidiary Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd on Wednesday acquired a 12.7 per cent shareholding in venture-funded technology company SkyTran Inc.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
7 held for attempted cash van robbery
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Seven persons were arrested on the charge of involvement in a failed armed robbery here last week, police said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goyal asks IRCTC to use rail saloons earmarked for him for commercial purpose
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday asked the IRCTC to use the two saloons earmarked for him for the commercial purpose, railway ministry sources said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Army, police probe rape of deaf-mute woman by four soldiers
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) Pune Police and the Army have launched a probe into allegations of rape levelled against four soldiers of the Army Medical Corps (AMC) by a deaf-mute 30-year-old woman employee of the Military Hospital here, an official said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Honda Activa breaches 2 cr sales mark in India
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Hondas Activa scooter has breached the 2-crore sales mark in India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Reliance Jio posts Rs 681 crore profit in Q2
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Reliance Jio, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, on Wednesday said it posted a standalone net profit of Rs 681 crore in the quarter through September on the back of (as yet) highest quarterly subscriber addition of 37 million.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
We can't talk to Mamata until it stops efforts to suppress us: Salman Khurshid
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Averring that electoral understandings have to be formalised in a spirit of give and take, Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said his party could not talk to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress until the state government stops its efforts to suppress his party.
2018-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Postcards, photographs from pre-independence cities on view
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) An exhibition of picture postcards and photographs from the Indian subcontinent from 1890s to 1947 opened at the Art Heritage Gallery here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Spain's Fabregas gets into Guinness record for quickest 100 EPL assists
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Spain and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas earned the Guinness World Record for reaching 100 English Premier League assists in the shortest number of games, Guinness announced on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Akbar exits Modi goverment over allegations of sexual harassment (Roundup)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The #MeToo campaign claimed its first political scalp on Wednesday when M.J. Akbar quit as Minister of State for External Affairs ten days after several women came out with allegations of sexual harassment and molestation by him during his days as editor in the media.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Akbar's quitting belated, Modi must speak up: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday called the resignation of Union Minister M.J. Akbar over charges of sexual harassment "belated" and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the issue.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thousands throng Bengal's Belur Math as Durga Puja spirit peaks
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from across the country and abroad gathered at Belur Math, the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, to witness the ritual of the worship of a pre-pubescent girl as a goddess, with the Durga Puja fervour reaching a peak on Mahashtami in West Bengal on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Fake currency seized from ex-convict
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A 40-year-old former convict was arrested with Rs 60,000 in fake Indian currency, police said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NBW issued against ex-BSP MP's gun-toting son
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday issued a non-bailable warrant against a former BSP MP's son, who is absconding after a case was registered against him for threatening a man with a gun at a luxury hotel here.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India urges United States to lift ban on import of pomegranate arils
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday requested the United States to immediately lift the sanction on the import of pomegranate arils from India.
2018-10-17
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
Manvendra Singh's switchover to Congress selfish act: Rajasthan BJP leader
Jaipur, Oct 17 (IANS) BJP MLA Manvendra Singh's switchover to the opposition Congress on Wednesday ahead of the Assembly elections in Rajasthan is a "selfish act", Assembly Deputy Speaker Rao Rajendra Singh said here.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Militant apprehended after hurling grenade in J&K
Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) A militant was apprehended after a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pattan town on Wednesday left three policemen and a civilian injured.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Terrorism
Congress concocting falsehoods in MP: Modi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of concocting "falsehoods" to gain power in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the party has three chief ministerial aspirants and they were busy pulling each other down.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Death toll in cyclone-hit Odisha 57, damage put at Rs 2,200 cr
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The death toll due to cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in Odisha has increased to 57 and the damage is estimated at Rs 2,200 crore, said an official on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
EU, Bill Gates launch $115mn clean energy fund in Europe
Brussels, Oct 17 (IANS) The European Commission and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investment fund led by Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates, launched on Wednesday a joint project to foster innovation in the energy sector in order to tackle climate change.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Belgium,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Mumbai police bust inter-state fake foreign jobs racket
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) In a big crackdown, the Mumbai Police has exposed an inter-state racket offering lucrative international jobs to gullible senior citizens through social media and cheating them of huge amounts, an official said here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women shouldn't be judged on #MeToo stories: Soni Razdan
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Soni Razdan, also the mother of Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, says while the #MeToo movement is a positive change against sexual harassment, women who don't speak up should not be judged for their silence.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Demanding VAT cut, Delhi petrol pumps to shut on October 22-23
New Delhi Oct 17 (IANS) Petrol and diesel dealers in the national capital are in the grip of a crisis following the recent excise duty cuts made by the Centre and many states leading to losses here ranging 20-30 per cent, the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CISF takes over security of Kannur International Airport
Kannur, Oct 17 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force on Wednesday took over the security of newly-constructed Kannur International Airport here before it begins its commercial operations by November-end.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Vindicated, say women journalists after Akbar quits
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Women journalists who hurled allegations of sexual harassment and molestation against former editor M.J. Akbar on Wednesday expressed happiness over his exit as the Minister of State for External Affairs and vowed to continue their fight.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat court summons AAP leader in defamation suit over Rafale allegations
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Wednesday received a summons from an Ahmedabad court in a defamation suit filed by the Reliance Group over his allegations of a scam in the Rafale deal.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Indian arrested in Nepal for possessing marijuana
Kathmandu, Oct 17 (IANS) An Indian national has been arrested in Nepal's Birgunj city for possessing marijuana, the police said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK discusses strategy for 2019 general elections
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) The DMK on Wednesday discussed its strategy for the 2019 general elections, said party President M.K. Stalin.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Protesters clash with police near Sabarimala, women turned back
Sabarimala/Nilackal (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple clashed with police and heckled women journalists as the pilgrimage season opened on Wednesday, with no woman in that group making it to the hill shrine despite police assurances.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maoists call for boycott of Telangana polls
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Maoists on Tuesday called for a boycott of the Telangana Assembly elections scheduled for December 7.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rolan hopeful of return to Uruguay's national football team
Leganes (Spain), Oct 17 (IANS) It is difficult these days for any Uruguayan to earn a place on the national football team, let alone an attacking player. But Diego Rolan refuses to abandon that dream and has his sights set on a possible roster spot for the 2019 Copa America, which will be hosted by Brazil.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pinjore Heritage festival to begin on October 19
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) The three-day Pinjore Heritage festival, beginning Friday, will be historic this year. A play titled "1857 Ki Kahani, Haryana Ki Zubani", showcasing the sagas of Haryana bravehearts, will be staged, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
BJP to contest all 40 seats in Mizoram: Amit Shah
Aizawl, Oct 17 (IANS) Mizoram would celebrate Christmas under the BJP-led state government, said Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday, adding the party would field candidates in all the 40 Assembly seats of the state where polls are due on November 28.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Two women surrender in Bangladesh militant hideout raid
Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) Two suspected female militants surrendered on Wednesday after Bangladeshi security forces raided the hideout of a banned Islamist group under siege in the country's Narsingdi district.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi Minister releases NASA images of stubble burning, demands immediate halt
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) As Delhi's air quality inches fast towards the "very poor" category, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday released NASA satellite's recent images of north India which showed stubble burning at "dangerous levels".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
18 killed in Crimea college attack
Moscow, Oct 17 (IANS) A teenage student detonated an explosive device and opened fire at a technical college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 40 others before turning the gun on himself, Russia's investigative committee said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
ED attaches Nirav Modi, Choksi's assets worth Rs 218 crore
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday said it has attached assets in India and abroad worth Rs 218 crore belonging to fugitive diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his maternal uncle Mehul Choksi.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Minor alleges rape in Gurugram, accused absconding
Gurugram, Oct 17 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl living in northwest Delhi alleged rape in Gurugram early this month, following which a zero FIR was registered, police said on Tuesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PPP agreement to treat non-communicable diseases signed
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The NITI Aayog on Wednesday launched the model guidelines and agreement for public-private partnership (PPP) for prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases in the tier-2 and tier-3 cities.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP dividing society: Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of "dividing the country and society as the colonial British did during their rule."
2018-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Yameen calls for peace, prosperity in Maldives
Male, Oct 17 (IANS) Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday called on all fellowmen to maintain peace and prosperity within the nation and urged the new leadership to put the interests of the country above their own.
2018-10-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
My job to sit back, believe more women: Jatin Das accuser
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Entrepreneur-conservationist Nisha Bora, who has accused senior artist Jatin Das of sexual harassment, says she is happy to let more voices emerge, and that now her job is to sit back, pay attention and believe.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Preparations to hold free, fair polls in Mizoram satisfactory: CEC Rawat
Aizawl, Oct 17 (IANS) Preparations to hold free and fair elections to the Mizoram state Assembly are satisfactory, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat said here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Kajol, KJo, Ayan Mukerji support organ donation campaign
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Directors Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji, and actress Kajol have lent support to the 'Real Hero' organ donation campaign.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Profit booking, crude oil prices pull indices by over 1% (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Profit booking, along with a slight rise in global crude oil prices and depreciation in the Indian rupee, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Wednesday after three consecutive days of gains.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Punjab increases stamp duty rates
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) In a move to mobilise additional resources for the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to enable increase in the stamp duty rates on property transactions.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Sneha, Siddhant, Flora reunite
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actors Sneha Wagh, Siddhant Karnick and Flora Saini have once again come together for the show "Mere Sai".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
NCW welcomes Akbar's resignation
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday welcomed Union Minister M.J. Akbar's resignation from the government following allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by several women journalists as the #MeToo movement claimed its first toll in Indian politics.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Facebook 'Portal' video chat speaker to share your data with advertisers: Report
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) In yet another controversy surrounding Facebook and its users' privacy, reports surfaced on Wednesday, saying that Facebook's smart video chat speaker "Portal" will share data about your calls and apps you use to advertisers on other platforms owned by the social media giant.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Messi named best La Liga player in September
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi on Wednesday was named the best player in the Spanish football league for the month of September, La Liga said in a statement.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Missing teenage boy found dead in Bengal, two arrested
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The body of a teenage boy, who went missing on Monday, was recovered on Wednesday from a bush near his house in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, police said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE Defence Minister visits HAL facility in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) UAE Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy on Wednesday visited the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in this tech hub for a firsthand account of its technology and products, said the aerospace major.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Iniesta hopes to play against Barcelona in Japan next summer
Tokyo, Oct 17 (IANS) Andres Iniesta on Wednesday said he hoped to be able to play against FC Barcelona during his former club's tour of Japan next summer, where the Spaniard plays for Vissel Kobe.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Rossi finds similarities between pianos, motorbikes at Yamaha event
Tokyo, Oct 17 (IANS) Italy's Valentino Rossi and other MotoGP riders discussed the connection between a motorcycle and a piano during a promotional event organized by Yamaha here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Vindicated, say women journalists after Akbar quits
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Women journalists who levelled allegations of sexual harassment and molestation against former editor M.J. Akbar on Wednesday expressed their happiness over his stepping down as the Minister of State for External Affairs.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE Defence Minister visits HAL facility
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy on Wednesday visited the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in this tech hub for a first hand account of its technology and products, said the aerospace major.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India's highest tricolour unfurled at Haj House in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) A big Indian tricolour measuring 20x30 feet and 350 feet above the ground was unfurled at the majestic Haj House here by Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday, an official said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Manoj Bajpayee, Raghu Rai to attend Dharamshala film fest
Dharamsala, Oct 17 (IANS) Acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee and celebrated photographer Raghu Rai will attend the seventh edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF).
2018-10-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
In big boost, Jaswant's son Manvendra joins Congress (Roundup)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a big boost to the Congress ahead of Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Manvendra Singh, son of former Union Minister and one of the founders of the BJP, Jaswant Singh, joined the Congress on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DTC Bus overturns after collision with truck, 10 injured
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Around 10 people were injured on Wednesday, after a Delhi Transport Corporation bus overturned following a collision with a truck.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Despite ending Haj subsidy, no financial burden on pilgrims: Naqvi
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Despite the removal of the Haj subsidy from the 2018 pilgrimage season, there was no financial burden on the pilgrims as middlemen were eliminated and a transparent, fully online system was put in place, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
M.J. Akbar resigns from government amid #MeToo storm
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) More than a week after several women journalists levelled allegations of sexual harassment and molestation, former Editor M.J. Akbar on Wednesday resigned as Minister of State for External Affairs as the #MeToo movement claimed its first toll in Indian politics.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ABB wins Rs 115-crore order to sell transformers to Indian Railways
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Swedish-Swiss electrical equipment maker ABB on Wednesday said it has won a Rs 115-crore contract to supply transformers to the Indian Railways.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Guard shot judge's wife, son in fit of fury: Police
Gurugram, Oct 17 (IANS) Gurugram's Additional District and Sessions Judge Krishan Kant's wife and son were shot at by the judge's security guard in a fit of fury, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Age-related spike in estrogen may lead to hernia
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) An age-related increase in estrogen may be the culprit behind inguinal hernia, a condition common among elderly men that often requires corrective surgery, suggests new study.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Glow like a star this festivity with make up essentials
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The festive season calls for unique looks for every occasion. In addition to chic ethnic outfits, a glamorous make up look will define your beauty in the best way possible.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pakistan may buy Chinese missile 'better' than Brahmos
Beijing, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistan might buy a supersonic missile successfully test-fired by China which is said to be cost-effective and better than the BrahMos developed by India and Russia, the Chinese state media has reported.
2018-10-17
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Avaya to launch world's first social network for chatbots
Dubai, Oct 17 (IANS) Communications solution provider Avaya Holdings Corp is planning to roll out a social networking platform for chatbots next year which will enable bots to engage with each other and find answers to customers' questions that they have not been trained to answer.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Technology,Business/Economy
10 killed as explosion rocks college in Crimea
Moscow, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and around 50 were injured on Wednesday in an explosion at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Gender solidarity is positive: Sharmila Tagore
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Creating gender solidarity is a step towards a better tomorrow, believes veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who says she faced brickbats and bouquets for some of her choices which are now celebrated as game changers.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Looks you can ace this festive season
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Look best this festive season with looks that can steal the show.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
M.J. Akbar resigns from government
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar resigned from the government on Wednesday following allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by several women journalists.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vinta Nanda files police complaint against Alok Nath
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Writer-producer Vinta Nanda on Wednesday filed a police complaint against actor Alok Nath, whom she has accused of sexually violating her 19 years ago.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pompeo meets Turkish President over missing Saudi journalist
Ankara, Oct 17 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan here on Wednesday following his trip to Saudi Arabia to discuss the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who disappeared two weeks ago after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Man shot dead in Bengal's Hooghly district, 5 arrested
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Five people were arrested on Wednesday for shooting a man dead in West Bengal's Hooghly district, police said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Navy concludes successful trial of submarine rescue vehicle
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Western Naval Command has successfully concluded the maiden trials of the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) that can rescue stranded personnel from a disabled submarine, the Navy said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
#MeToo: 2nd case surfaces against artist Jatin Das
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Artist Jatin Das was named on Wednesday by writer Garusha Katoch in a second allegation against the Padma Bhushan recipient, accusing him of trying to kiss her forcibly when she had interned under him in 2013.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
RJD depicts Tejashwi as 'Ram', Nitish as 'Ravan'
Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) Amid the ongoing festive season, a poster depicting Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav as "Ram" and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as "Ravan" was posted in front of Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) state headquarters here early on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian Oil's art exhibition to open in Mumbai on October 24
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation's biennial art exhibition - The Canvas Code - will open here on October 24, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Faulty system blamed for train accident
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A faulty mechanical installation meant to guide trains from one track to another led the New Farakka Express to derail in Uttar Pradesh killing seven people, a railway investigation made public on Tuesday said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ASUS unveils 2 smartphones in India
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS on Wednesday launched ZenFone "Lite (L1)" and "Max (M1)" at the introductory price of Rs 5,999 and Rs 7,499, respectively, in India.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
VMware to invest $2 billion in India over next 5 years
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Leading enterprise software provider VMware on Wednesday announced it will invest $2 billion in India over the next five years towards expanding its facilities, increase headcount and ramp up research and development activities.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
McAfee rolls out new device-to-Cloud security solutions
Las Vegas, Oct 17 (IANS) Global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Wednesday unveiled new solutions with capabilities to deliver integrated device-to-Cloud data protection and threat prevention.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
In big boost, Jaswant's son Manvendra joins Congress (Third Lead, Correcting headline)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a big boost to the Congress ahead of Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Manvendra Singh, son of former Union Minister and one of the founders of the BJP, Jaswant Singh, joined the Congress on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Death toll in cyclone-hit Odisha rises to 52; damage put at Rs 2,200 crore
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The number of deaths in cyclone Titli-hit Odisha increased to 52, and the state government more than doubled the compensation amount to the kin of the deceased, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Paritosh Tripathi talks about his Bollywood debut
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Host Paritosh Tripathi, popular as 'TRP Mama', will make his debut in Bollywood as Rangeela in the forthcoming film "Kaashi In Search Of Ganga", which also stars Sharman Joshi. He says his character is funny, witty and emotional.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Former Buddhist monk gets 16-year jail for abduction, rape
Bangkok, Oct 17 (IANS) A former Buddhist monk on Wednesday was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the rape and abduction of an underage girl, officials said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab announces health cover to 43 lakh families
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) The Punjab government on Wednesday announced an annual health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh each to around 43 lakh families in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) and a state scheme.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra joins BJP in a boost for Congress in Rajasthan
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a big boost to the Congress ahead of the Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Manvendra Singh, son of former Union Minister and one of the founders of the BJP, Jaswant Singh, joined the Congress party on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sensex sheds 382 point over profit booking, crude oil prices
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Profit booking, along with a slight rise in global crude oil prices and depreciation in the Indian rupee, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Wednesday after three consecutive days of gains.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hurricane Michael toll climbs to 29 in US
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) The death toll from last week's Hurricane Michael, that battered the Florida Panhandle, has been raised to 29, with rescuers still searching for the missing in the hardest-hit areas.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
VMware to invest $2 billion in India over next 5 years
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) VMware, a leading enterprise software provider, on Wednesday announced its plan to invest $2 billion in India over the next five years as part of the company's overall global investment strategy.
2018-10-17
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Now pre-order Google's 'Pixel' smartphones on Airtel Online Store
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bharti Airtel said that Google's "Pixel 3" and "Pixel 3XL" smartphones can now be pre-ordered on its online platform starting Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Overwhelming to be in film like 'Namaste England': Aditya Seal
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) For "Tum Bin 2" actor Aditya Seal, the experience of working on a film like "Namaste England' has been an overwhelming experience.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Want to change the mindset of people towards disability, says Kargil war hero Maj. D.P. Singh
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Kargil war veteran and India's first blade runner, Major Devender Pal Singh, said he wanted to change the mindset of people towards disability and this is why he took up running with the prosthetic leg.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Aashim Gulati faced lot of rejection
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Aashim Gulati says there was a time when he had to face "a lot of rejections".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Hardik Pandya becomes face of razor brand
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya has been named as the face of grooming brand Gillette's latest razor MACH3 START.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
Suspects in missing Saudi journalist case linked to Crown Prince: Report
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) One of the suspects identified by Turkey in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the media reported.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
'Kahaanibaaz' director working on international film 'The Disguise'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) After receiving appreciation on the digital platform for the short film "Kahaanibaaz", director Sandeep A. Varma is working on his international short film "The Disguise".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Protests near Sabarimala turn violent, 2 female journalists injured
Nilackal (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Police used lathis after protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple turned violent and attacked journalists covering the stand-off here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Media,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
LinkedIn partners with Oracle to help HR teams attract right talent
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle on Wednesday said it entered into a partnership with professional networking platform LinkedIn to help HR teams attract, engage and retain employees.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
India face hosts Oman in Asian Champions Trophy opener (Preview)
Muscat (Oman), Oct 17 (IANS) Defending champions India will look to open their 5th Asian Champions Trophy campaign with a convincing performance as they face hosts Oman in their opening match at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex here on Thursday.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Oman,Sports,Hockey
Jaswant's son Manvendra, former BJP MLA Deshmukh join Congress
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former BJP Union Minister Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh and former Maharashtra BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh on Wednesday joined the Congress.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shuttler Srikanth advances in Denmark Open
Odense (Denmark), Oct 17 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth thrashed Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus of Denmark in the opening round to advance in the Denmark Open here late on Tuesday night.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
Break your silence on Rafale deal: Congress tells Modi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the Rafale deal, saying that the fresh documents pertaining to minutes of meetings of two trade unions of Dassualt Aviation reveal that he "facilitated a sweetheart deal" and benefited a private entity.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Try Zardozi footwear this festive season
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) With the festive and bridal season approaching, zardozi embroidery is definitely the most apt and is a favourite pick at this time of the year. Along with choosing a perfect outfit, it is also essential to style them with the right pair of shoes that enhance the festive look.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Self-styled godman Rampal gets 2nd life term
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) A court in Haryana's Hisar town on Wednesday awarded another life sentence to self-styled godman Rampal in the murder of a woman. He has been in prison since November 2014.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 Indian organisations benefit from Disney Conservation Fund
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Arulagam, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Panthera -- three organisations of the 76 to receive grants from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF), work in India.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
'Vada Chennai' dives deep into dark underbelly of rowdyism, politics (Movie Review)
Film: "Vada Chennai"; Language: Tamil; Director: Vetrimaaran; Cast: Dhanush, Samuthirakani, Kishore, Ameer, Andrea Jeremiah, Aishwarya Rajesh and Daniel Balaji; Rating: *****
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Beauty benefits of turmeric
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Beyond its spectrum of providing health benefits, ever wondered what miracles turmeric powder can do as a beauty regime?
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Four injured in grenade attack in J&K
Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) Three policemen, including a senior officer, were injured along with a civilian on Wednesday in a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police sources said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Thousands throng Belur Math to witness worship of pre-pubertine girls
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Thousands from India and abroad on Wednesday thronged the famed Belur Math here to witness the annual ritual of worshipping pre-pubertine girls, also called "Kumari Puja".
2018-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society


2018-10-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Apple granted second patent for its foldable smartphone
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) A second patent has been granted to Apple regarding the additions the company intends to incorporate in its originally planned foldable device.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Break your silence on Rafale deal: Congress tells Modi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) With fresh revelations corroborating its allegations over the inclusion of a private firm as an Indian offset partner in the Rafale deal, the Congress on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for benefiting his crony asking him to break his silence on the multi-crore "scam".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Applications open for Sahapedia's cultural photography grant
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Photographers can now apply for a three-month visual documentation fellowship by online cultural resource Sahapedia that allows serious engagement with "subjects of cultural value in India and South Asia".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Panasonic adds new smartphone to 'Eluga' series
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Expanding its "Eluga" series with "Big View" display, Panasonic on Wednesday launched "Ray 530" smartphone for Rs 8,999 in India.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Works by Tagore, Raza to be on sale at Sotheby's London
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Works of art by coveted Indian artists Rabindranath Tagore and S.H. Raza will go under the hammer at a London sale by global auction house Sothebys, on October 23.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Showdown near Sabarimala, two women turned back
Nilackal/Pamba (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Traditionalists opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple despite a Supreme Court ruling took on the Kerala government on Wednesday, forcibly turning back stray women visiting the shrine despite police assurances that no one will be prevented from taking part in the pilgrimage.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Love, loss and betrayal in 19th century Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Noted writer-historian Rana Safvi has translated four Urdu narratives spanning the period of turmoil that led to the revolt of 1857, and culminated in the fall of the Mughal Empire.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Sensex falls 75 points as investors cream off gains
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) India's key equity indices reversed gains on Wednesday, as investors sold to profit from three straight sesions of gains.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UN allocates $34.6mn for drought-affected Afghans
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) The UN has allocated $34.6 million in emergency aid to support 2.2 million Afghans affected by a severe drought, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Castillo's last-minute goal helps Chile beat Mexico 1-0 in friendly
Queretaro (Mexico), Oct 17 (IANS) Chile defeated Mexico 1-0 in a friendly football match in Mexico's Queretaro thanks to a better second-half performance and a late goal by Nicolas Castillo.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Suniel Shetty supports 'Let Avni Live' campaign
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty has come out in support of a campaign to save man-eating tigress Avni from being killed.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Ariana Grande to stay away from social media
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande plans to quit social media following her split from "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran beat Bolivia 2-1 in football friendly
Tehran, Oct 17 (IANS) The Iranian national football team beat Bolivia 2-1 in a friendly match at the Azadi Stadium here.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
4 pilgrims crushed to death in MP
Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 17 (IANS) Four persons were killed and two seriously injured when a speeding truck crushed them in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district on Wednesday, police said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Poll candidate killed in Afghan blast
Lashkar Gah (Afghanistan), Oct 17 (IANS) A bomb ripped through the campaign office of a leading parliamentary candidate in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Wednesday, killing him and injuring eight others, the police said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
ED probes NGO's finance in Muzaffarpur horror case
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing a Bihar NGO associated with the Muzaffarpur horror as it used to receive Rs 36 lakh per annum of government funds, an agency official said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Soldier arrested in Meerut for espionage
Meerut, Oct 17 (IANS) A soldier has been arrested from the Cantonment area here in Uttar Pradesh on charges of passing on military information to Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Police continue hunt for ex-BSP MP's son
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Police from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday continued to hunt for the son of a former BSP MP who threatened a man with a gun at a luxury hotel in Delhi, officials said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barca chooses China, Japan for next pre-season summer tour
Barcelona, Oct 17 (IANS) Barcelona is set to hold their next pre-season summer tour in China and Japan, which are considered to be strategic markets for the Catalan football club, a Barça spokesman has said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
JSW Energy's Himachal hydro plants unaffected by recent heavy rains
Karcham (Himachal Pradesh) Oct 17 (IANS) The recent heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh and an abnormal rise in the Satluj river's silt levels -- forcing the temporary closure of major hydro projects -- has, however, not affected operations at both of JSW Energy's hydro plants in the state, company officials said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nadal headlines list of players expected at 2019 Mexican Open
Mexico City, Oct 17 (IANS) Spanish world No. 1 Rafael Nadal headlines the list of players expected to compete at the 2019 Mexican Open in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, the organisers said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Tennis
Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra joins Congress
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Rajasthan BJP MLA Manvendra Singh, the son of BJP veteran and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Belgium draw 1-1 with Dutch in friendly
Brussels, Oct 17 (IANS) Belgium and the Netherlands drew 1-1 in a friendly football match between the third-place finishers at the 2018 World Cup and a visiting side that failed to qualify for the tournament.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Germany's woes continue with 1-2 loss to France
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS) Antoine Griezmann had a double to lead World Cup champions France to a 2-1 win over Germany in a UEFA Nations League match here.
2018-10-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Idris Elba joins Taylor Swift in 'Cats' movie adaptation
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Idris Elba is in final negotiations to join the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats".
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rs 58 lakh cash, 1 kg gold found in car
Panna (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 17 (IANS) Nearly Rs 58 lakh in cash and one kilo of gold and silver jewellery were found in a car in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district, police said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook posts can help predict users' depression diagnosis
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Language people use in their Facebook posts can predict a future diagnosis of depression as accurately as the tools clinicians use in medical settings to screen for the disease, suggests new research.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
'A Prophet' to turn into TV series
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Jacques Audiard-directed movie "A Prophet" is being made into a TV series by producer Marco Cherqui.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cyrus Sahukar wants to do series with former MTV VJs
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Host-actor Cyrus Sahukar says he would like to do a series with former MTV VJs which involves them playing a version of themselves.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
'Girls like you' Volume 2 music video released
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Grammy-winning band Maroon 5 has unveiled the "Girls like you" Volume 2 music video. The original music video has surpassed one billion views on YouTube. The single remains at number one on Billboard Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga to star in third 'Annabelle' movie
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actors Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren in New Lines "The Conjuring" spin-off, the untitled third "Annabelle" movie.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
10 from Chhattisgarh killed in road accident in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 10 persons from Chhattisgarh were killed after a car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck on NH-35 in Odisha's Nuapada district, police said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Roseanne Barr upset after 'The Conners' kills her part
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress-comedian Roseanne Barr has lashed out after here character was killed off in the premiere of "The Conners". She is upset about the narrative's turn.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple apologises to Chinese users over recent phishing scam: Report
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Apple has apologised to its Chinese customers, addressing the recent phishing scam which led to unauthorised App Store purchases with stolen Apple IDs, a media report said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Merger pf Chandigarh DSP posts with DANIPS put on hold
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Centre has put on hold a decision to merge the posts of Chandigarh Police Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) posts with DANIPS, a Home Ministry official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Platform companies: Leveraging the India story in the long run (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Real per capita GDP, stock market indices and consumption trends in India are currently interesting. Even as real GDP at an aggregate and per capita basis have broadly trended higher, equity market valuations have fluctuated. Amidst the noise of market data, it is often easy to forget that some of the best investment opportunities arise when market valuations arent quite at their peak.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
My focus in life right now is acting, films: Ranveer Singh (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) There has been immense buzz surrounding his coming wedding with actress Deepika Padukone, but Bollywood star Ranveer Singh says his focus in life right now is acting and films.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Facebook likely to launch camera-equipped hardware for TVs
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook is developing a camera-equipped set-top box for TVs that would support functionalities like video-calling, a media report said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
#MeToo: Producers Guild of India amps up efforts to tackle cases
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Within a week of setting up a special committee on sexual harassment, the Producers Guild of India has made it mandatory for all members to sign a declaration affirming that laws around sexual harassment of women at workplace are instituted and implemented.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fake currency recovered from ex-convict
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A 40-year old former convict was arrested with Rs 60,000 fake Indian currency, police said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six of family die in Andhra accident
Vijayawada, Oct 17 (IANS) Six members of a family were killed and 15 others injured in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district early on Wednesday, police said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Someday, work with me again: Salman tells Karan Johar
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who became a part of a celebration for 20 years of "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", says the film's director Karan Johar is the "busiest man" in the Hindi film industry today. The actor has urged the filmmaker to work with him again.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shaikh Akleem is 'Sita', Afzal Ansari is 'Lord Shiva' in this Bihar Ramlila
Sato Awanti (Bihar), Oct 17 (IANS) For nearly four decades, Muslims in this Bihar village have been helping Hindus celebrate Dussehra and playing mythical characters in the Ramlila -- a dramatic representation of the life of Lord Rama. The village is an example of India's composite culture and the communal harmony lived through Dussehra.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Sabarimala protesters force Andhra woman to back down
Sabarimala (Kerala) Oct 17 (IANS) Strong protests by Sabarimala traditionalists on Wednesday forced a 40-year-old Andhra woman and her family to abandon their trip to the Lord Ayyappa temple.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Google may charge device makers for its Android apps in Europe
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) In its bid to comply with the decision of European Union's anti-trust watchdog's decision against Android, Google is updating the compatibility agreements with mobile device makers and may ask them to pay a fee for Google Play and other its other Android apps used in Europe.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Micro-homes set to redefine Indian housing (Realty Trends)
Globally, there is increasing demand for micro-living. A micro-home or a micro-apartment is a self-contained, single-bedroom unit, mostly meant for single occupancy.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Business/Economy,IANS Life
Aishwarya Rai hopes people get more aware around cancer
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who supported a Women's Cancer Initiative (WCI) event here, says people generally need to be more aware about the disease as early detection can give them a better chance at a cure.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Blast hits Afghan poll candidate's office
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) A powerful blast rocked the campaign office of Afghan parliamentary poll candidate Abdul Jabbar Qahraman in Helmand province's Lashkar Gah area on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US gives Saudi benefit of doubt in Khashoggi case
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has cautioned against rushing to blame Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Truth will prevail: Nandita Das on #MeToo allegations against father
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das, whose father -- artist Jatin Das -- has been accused of sexually harassing a woman, says while she will continue to add voice to the #MeToo movement, she believes the truth will prevail in the "disturbing allegations" against the Padma Bhushan recipient.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Good food is good food, no matter where you eat it: Celebrity chef Sarah Todd (Foodie Trail-Gurugram)
Gurugram, Oct 17 (IANS) "Good food is good food, no matter where you eat it -- as long as the flavours are right." These golden words were spoken by Australian celebrity chef Sarah Todd, and they perfectly describe the delicious spread available at The Wine Company.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Features,IANS Life
Violence against artistes: A condition of Indian democracy?
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Attacks against artistes are happening not just because of "the rise of any particular ideology over the last two-three decades", nor is it a result of "one or two political parties exploiting communalism or religiosity". Instead, according to Malvika Maheshwari, whose upcoming book "Art Attacks: Violence and Offence-Taking in India" presents a dismal picture of the turmoil that artistes are facing in the country, it is because of the complicated nature of democracy -- where votes ratify power.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
We've to ensure there's no abuse of power in Bollywood: Saif Ali Khan
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The irony in Bollywood is loud and clear. While films with women in strong and powerful portrayals are gaining success at the box office, a slew of women in the industry are coming up with accounts of facing sexual harassment in the industry. Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan says fraternity members should make sure that the place is safe for women to work.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Pakistan hangs 6-year-old Zainab's killer
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistan early on Wednesday hanged a man convicted for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Ansari in January.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nutrition more important than exercise for bone strength
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Looking at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, researchers have found that nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Cuba slams US' defamatory campaign
Havana, Oct 17 (IANS) Cuba has rejected a human rights "defamatory" campaign staged at a UN event in the New York headquarters denouncing alleged political prisoners situation in the island nation.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Cuba,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Canada legalises sale, use of cannabis
Ottawa, Oct 17 (IANS) Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Policeman, 3 militants killed in Srinagar gunfight
Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) A Jammu and Kashmir policeman and three militants were killed in a gunfight in old city area of Srinagar on Wednesday, police said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Markets open high on Wednesday
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
None will be stopped from going to Sabarimala: Police chief
Nilackal (Kerala) Oct 17 (IANS) Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra on Wednesday said no one will be stopped from going to Sabarimala as the chief priest of the Lord Ayyappa temple announced that women from the royal and tantri families will take part in the prayers.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Religion
Pleasant Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) It was a pleasant morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 19.2 degrees Celsius, average for the season.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Anna Burns wins 50th Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Anna Burns from Northern Ireland has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her third novel "Milkman". She won the much coveted 50,000 pound award for her timely, troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Congress 'raider' Rane joins Parrikar's successor race in Goa
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) Early local lore tells of the Ranes as feared Maratha raiders, who would ride into erstwhile Goa and plunder wealth from the region's wealthy folks.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Gunfight rages in Srinagar
Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) A gunfight started early on Wednesday in the old city area here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Canada legalises sale, use of cannabis
Ottawa, Oct 17 (IANS) Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
UN launches workplace mental health strategy
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) The UN has launched a strategy to deal with workplace mental health issues and ways to maintain well-being of its staff by dealing with the stigma attached to it.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Kim Kardashian slams 'mom shamers'
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has slammed "mom shamers" for criticising her for a photograph in which her two-year-old son Saint appeared to be using a pacifier.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
7 dead, 125 injured in Morocco's train derailment
Rabat, Oct 17 (IANS) A train derailed on Tuesday in northern Morocco, killing seven passengers and injuring 125 others, the media reported.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saudi-led coalition announces removal of 2,020 landmines in Yemen
Riyadh, Oct 17 (IANS) Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen on Tuesday announced the removal of more than 2,020 landmines from Yemeni territories.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Defence/Security
9 killed in train-rickshaw collision in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and seven others injured on Tuesday in a train-rickshaw collision in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, the media reported.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Knightley bans daughter from watching some Disney movies
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Keira Knightley says her daughter is banned from watching some of the Disney movies, including "Cinderella".
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US airstrike kills 60 Al Shabab militants in Somalia
Mogadishu, Oct 17 (IANS) The US military on Tuesday said its special forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Harardhere town in Mudug region of central Somalia on October 12, killing 60 Al Shabab militants.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Somalia,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Saudi crown prince denies knowledge of missing journalist: Trump
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had denied any knowledge of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Israeli defence chief calls for 'serious blow' to Hamas
Jerusalem, Oct 17 (IANS) Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday said that his country should deliver a "serious blow" to Gaza Strip's Hamas, following weeks of violence at the borders.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Yemen's rebels claim killing 13 soldiers in Hodeidah attack
Sanaa, Oct 17 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels fighting government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeidah claimed they have killed 13 soldiers during an attack on Tuesday.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Yemen,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Change is hard for Chyler Leigh
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) "Supergirl" star Chyler Leigh says accepting change is not easy for her.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Anna Burns has become the first Northern Irish author to win the Man Booker prize, taking the £50,000 award for "Milkman", her timely, Troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Amazon invests $10mn to support US recycling infrastructure
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Amazon on Tuesday announced a new investment of $10 million in Closed Loop Fund (CLF) to support recycling infrastructure in the US aimed at cutting the amount of waste treated at landfills.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology,Business/Economy
I never understood the script but the script maker: Shah Rukh Khan
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) On the very special occasion of the 20th anniversary celebration "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" (KKHH), the lead actor of the film, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said on Tuesday that initially, director Karan Johar narrated a 'crap story' but he signed the film because of the conviction of the director.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
17 civilians killed in South Sudan fighting
Juba, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 17 civilians have been killed and several others injured in clashes between two rebel factions in South Sudan's border town of Yei in the southwest of the country, the police said on Tuesday.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Sudan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Weak rupee benefited Infosys in Q2: CFO
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) A weakening rupee against a strong US dollar benefited Indian software export major Infosys in the second quarter of fiscal 2018-19, said its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath on Tuesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Nowheera Shaik arrested for allegedly duping investors
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Tuesday arrested leading entrepreneur-politician Nowheera Shaik on charges of allegedly cheating the investors.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
ICPA seeks 'one rank one pay' for AI pilots
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA) on Tuesday sought 'one rank one pay' for all the pilots of the national passenger carrier Air India.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Congress-JD-S to take on BJP in Karnataka by-polls
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Continuing their coalition alliance in Karnataka, Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) together will fight the BJP in the ensuing by-elections to three Lok Sabha seats and two Assembly segments on November 3.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Rahul Gandhi's visit to Kolkata during Durga puja cancelled
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi's proposed visit to the city during Durga Puja has been cancelled due to his campaign schedule ahead of the elections in the five states, said a senior state party leader on Tuesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Women should take legal route, name and shame culprits: Gautam Rode
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Gautam Rode has come forward in support of sexual harassment survivors, saying they should take legal action against the culprits apart from naming and shaming them in public so that no one can doubt their intentions.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Isuzu eyes 40% growth in sales in India this fiscal
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Japanese automaker Isuzu Motors, which Tuesday launched Isuzu mu-X, eyes 40% growth in volumes during the current financial year in India.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Huawei Mate series with world's first 7nm AI chip launched
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei on Tuesday unveiled its flagship Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20X and Porsche Design Mate 20RS smartphones at an event at ExCel -- the largest conference venue in London.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Infosys bets on digital growth, to invest more
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Global software major Infosys bets on digital technologies and would invest more on its platform to spur growth, a top official said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
RBI approves Bakhshi's appointment as ICICI Bank MD&CEO
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Investment cycle rising since 2016-17, to last till 2022-23: RBI paper
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Investment activity, which plays a major role in boosting the country's current and medium-term growth prospects, has seen an upturn since 2016-17 and is likely to last till 2022-23, a working paper by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HC asks Delhi to frame policy on 'Ravana Dahan', firecrackers
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to frame guidelines to regulate burning of effigies of Ravana and bursting of firecrackers during Dussehra, but it refused to stay practices of "Ravana Dahan" this year.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Rahul Gandhi's visit to Kolkata during Durga puja cancelled
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi's proposed visit to the city during Durga Puja has been cancelled due to his campaign schedule ahead of the elections in the five states, said a senior state party leader on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gandhi attacks Modi on women's safety, makes veiled reference to Akbar
Sheopur (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on womens safety and taunted him over his "silence" while alluding to the allegations of sexual harassment against Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
AHF unveils Asian Champions Trophy
Muscat, Oct 16 (IANS) Ahead of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 which starts on Thursday, Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Chief Executive Dato Tayyab Ikram unveiled the trophy amidst an elite gathering that included the six captains from the participating nations India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and hosts Oman here on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Oman,Sports,Hockey
Youth Olympics: Ukraine's Kokhan wins men's hammer throw
Buenos Aires, Oct 16 (IANS) Ukraine's Mykhaylo Kokhan, the favourite to win the gold medal in the men's hammer throw, met the high expectations placed on him and nailed a 85.97-meter throw in the first stage and a 85.14-meter throw in the second to claim the gold medal in the event at the Youth Olympics.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Athletics
#Metoo reaches Congress doors, scribe alleges molestation by UPA minister
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The #MeToo movement that has singed the entrainment and media industry alike besides engulfing Union Minister M.J. Akbar, on Tuesday reached Congress door with journalist Sonal Kellogg alleging that she was molested by a "powerful politician" and a minister in the Congress-led UPA-I government.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Nigeria's Chukuma wins women's 100m at Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 16 (IANS) Nigeria's Rosemary Chukuma won the high profile women's 100m race at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Athletics
Ecuador's Patin wins men's 5,000m race walk at Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 16 (IANS) Ecuadorian Oscar Patin claimed the gold medal in the men's 5,000m race walk at the Youth Olympics here.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Athletics
India among top 15 in artificial intelligence research: Report
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) India is among the most advanced countries in terms of development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), according to a survey by Finnish AI-based solutions specialists Zyfra.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
New homeopathy institute to offer PG courses in seven disciplines: Ayush Ministry
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Centre will come up with a new homeopathy institute in the national capital which will offer post-graduate courses in seven disciplines, ministry of Ayush said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Congress loses votes if I make speeches: Digvijay Singh
Bhopal, Oct 16 (IANS) A video of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh surfaced in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday in which he says that his only work in the upcoming assembly elections in the state is to make "no speeches" and not to campaign as "Congress loses votes" if he makes speeches.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Jaitley takes `clown prince' jibe at Rahul, counters him over Rafale offset
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday again called Congress President Rahul Gandhi a "clown prince" and countered him over the Rafale fighter jet deal, saying that Dassault Aviation has said that only three per cent of offset may come to the business house being named by Congress leaders.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress returns Jaitley's 'clown prince' jibe with 'blabber blogger'
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Hitting back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his 'clown prince jibe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the Congress on Tuesday called the BJP veteran 'blabber blogger and demanded him to coherently answer politically-relevant issues instead of "hiding behind the cloak of expletives for the opposition".
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal celebrates Maha Saptami of Durga puja
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) After a fascinating start, the Durga Puja spirit soared on Tuesday which marked Maha Saptami -- day two of the Puja -- as thousands of revellers, donned in their best, hit the streets across West Bengal.
2018-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Chevalier leads strong field at women's Indian Open golf
Gurugram, Oct 16 (IANS) Defending champion Camille Chevalier of France will be among the favourites when the Womens Indian Open golf tournament gets underway here on Thursday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Golf
CVC reviews 'top 100 bank frauds' till 2017
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has reviewed "100 top bank frauds" committed till 2017 and has submitted a report to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), complete with information on how the frauds were executed and counter-measures the banks can employ to avoid them.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
PKL-6: Bengal Warriors edge out Telugu Titans
Sonepat (Haryana), Oct 16 (IANS) Bengal Warriors registered their second consecutive victory in the Pro Kabaddi Season 6, beating Telugu Titans 30-25 in a thrilling encounter here on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
CBI court in Uttar Pradesh convicts four in fake currency case
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) A CBI court here has held four persons guilty in a 2014 counterfeit currency seizure case and handed them 10-year rigorous imprisonment each, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kejriwal failed to control pollution: Tiwari
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Hours after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday imposed Rs 50-crore fine on the Delhi government for not acting against polluting steel pickling units in the residential areas of the national capital, the BJP said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has failed in controlling pollution.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
NGT imposes Rs 50 crore fine on Delhi government
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 50 crore on the Delhi government for not taking action against illegal, polluting steel-pickling units in the national capital's residential areas.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Congress' Gohil to file criminal case against Gujarat CM
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Senior Gujarat Congress leader and party in-charge for Bihar Shaktisinh Gohil on Tuesday threatened to file a criminal case against Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for levelling "unsubstantiated charges" against him on attacks on North Indians in Gujarat.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
FIFA technical report shows possession, running not certain recipes for success
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS) Possession is clearly not everything in football as the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) highlighted in their report over the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which was published on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Improper conduct charge against Mourinho
London, Oct 16 (IANS) English football giant Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for his behaviour at the end of his side's 3-2 win at home against Newcastle United on October 6.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
DTC to run 'ladies special' on route 544
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on Tuesday announced a morning and evening "ladies special bus service" within a week after a molestation incident involving a Delhi University student on DTC bus route 544 came to light.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenyans Keter, Korir target fast time in Nairobi International Marathon
Nairobi, Oct 16 (IANS) Kenya's Julius Kipyego Keter is relishing the chance to set a new course record when he competes in the Nairobi International Marathon on October 28.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Setback to Congress in Mizoram as party leader resigns
Aizawl, Oct 16 (IANS) Ruling Congress continues to get setbacks in poll-bound Mizoram as former Minister and senior Congress leader Buddha Dhan Chakma on Tuesday left the party and is likely to join the BJP soon.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
India to be worst hit if global trade falls: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) India will be the worst sufferer if international trade declines, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Tuesday, as the US ratchets up tariff war and embarks on protectionism.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rani Jhansi flyover opens after 20 years, AAP slams BJP for graft
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) As Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the much-delayed Rani Jhansi flyover for public use on Tuesday, AAP slammed the Centre for "corruption in the flyover construction which spanned for over 20 years."
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bombay HC Nagpur Bench admits PIL on man-eater tigress
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 16 (IANS) The Bombay High Court's Nagpur Bench on Tuesday admitted a PIL that sought a stay on plans to kill a 'man-eater' tigress and instead capture her alive, a wildlife activist said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Hero MotoCorp's Q2 dips over 3%
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp on Tuesday reported a decline of over 3 per cent in its net profit for the quarter ending September 30, 2018.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi government failed to generate jobs: CPI-M
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Modi government has failed to general sufficient employment to meet the requirements of new job entrants every year that is estimated to be 1.2 crore, the CPI-M has said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pompeo seeks answers from Saudi King on missing journalist
Riyadh, Oct 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and other key officials here on Tuesday over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
England coach Southgate looking to future
Seville (Spain), Oct 16 (IANS) Spain had not lost a competitive game at home for 15 years and were unbeaten in 90 minutes in their previous 38 games until England beat them 3-2 in the Benito Villamarin Stadium here.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Centre working to achieve zero hunger by 2030: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday said that the NDA government was working continuously to achieve the goal of 'zero hunger' by 2030 in the country.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Infosys net, revenue grow double-digit in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Tuesday reported double-digit annual growth in net profit and revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2018-19.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
One killed at railway crossing
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) A man was killed and five others were injured at a railway crossing here on Tuesday, police said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
On Maneka's request, Law Ministry agrees to remove time-limit for reporting child sexual abuse cases
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Tuesday said the Ministry of Law has given its go-ahead to remove time-frame for reporting child sexual abuse cases.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL ties up with Twitter to launch new fan experience
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) on Tuesday became the first football league in the world to use conversational video cards to preview matches on social networking giant Twitter.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL,Technology
Brown sugar worth Rs 65 lakh seized in Manipur, 2 held
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Authorities seized about 650 grams of brown sugar, valued at Rs 65 lakh, in Manipur and arrested two people, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Airports alerted, police hunt for ex-BSP MP's son (Third Lead)
Lucknow/Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Authorities alerted airports and a Delhi Police team reached Lucknow on Tuesday in search of a former BSP MP's son who whipped out a pistol during a scuffle with a man at a luxury hotel in the national capital, officials said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan to be showcased in Shillong cherry blossom festival
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Japanese culture and cuisine will be showcased in this year's Indian International Cherry Blossom Festival to be held in Shillong from November 14 to 17, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Women scribe groups seek Akbar's dismissal; court to hear defamation case on Thursday (Roundup)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) As the court listed the criminal defamation case filed by Union Minister M.J. Akbar against a woman journalist for Thursday, two women journalist bodies sought Akbars removal from the government for the sake of fair and impartial probe.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
JGU youngest Indian university to feature in 'QS BRICS Rankings 2019'
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in Sonepat, Haryana, is the youngest Indian university to be ranked in the QS BRICS University Rankings 2019 out of the top 75 Indian universities. It was ranked in the 301 to 350 bracket.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Gujarati 'khichdi' for 10,000 needy people on World Food Day
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) In a novel initiative, two charity organisations came together here on Tuesday to provide Gujarat's staple dish 'khichdi' to around 10,000 poor and needy people in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar on the occasion of World Food Day.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Airports alerted, police hunt for BSP MP's son
Lucknow/Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Authorities alerted airports and a Delhi Police team reached Lucknow on Tuesday in search of a BSP MP's son who whipped out a pistol during a scuffle with a man at a luxury hotel in the national capital, officials said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wrestlers Bajrang, Sakshi to lead Indian challenge at World C'ships
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik and Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia will spearhead the 30-member Indian contingent at the World Wrestling Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary from October 20 to 28.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Five killed, 22 hurt in Bengal bus accident
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) A bus accident in West Bengal's Hooghly district on Tuesday left five people dead and 22 injured, police said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Saina survives, Sindhu ousted from Denmark Open
Odense (Denmark), Oct 16 (IANS) Star shuttler Saina Nehwal survived a scare before progressing to the second round of the Denmark Open but it was heartbreak for Rio silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, who crashed out after being stunned by unseeded American Beiwen Zhang in the opening round of the womens singles event here on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
BJP MLA suggests police encounters to contain crime in Bihar
Patna, Oct 16 (IANS) A ruling BJP legislator in Bihar on Tuesday advised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to adopt police encounter policy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to get rid of criminals so as to improve law and order in the state.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress no longer single largest party in Goa (round-up)
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) In a swift masterstroke that brought the legislative strength of BJP and Congress at 14 MLAs each, two Congress legislators on Tuesday resigned and joined the BJP amid charges that the two were threatened to switch sides.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rajasthan model's killer gets Mumbai police custody till Oct 22
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A Mumbai court on Tuesday remanded in police custody till October 22 Muzammil Sayed, the prime accused in the killing of an upcoming model and actress from Rajasthan, officials said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raid on militants' hideout in Bangladesh kills 2
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) Two bodies suspected to be of militants were found on Tuesday after Bangladeshi security forces stormed a hideout of the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members in the country's Narsingdi district, the police said.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Cyclone Titli: Odisha Congress demands Rs 10 lakh to each deceased's family
Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) The Odisha Congress on Tuesday demanded that the state government should pay Rs 10 lakh ex gratia to the family members of each deceased in the cyclone and subsequent floods.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala CM vows to protect devotees' rights, blasts Congress, BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) Declaring that the Kerala government will protect the rights of all Sabarimala devotees, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday accused the BJP and Congress of trying to destroy the state's secular fabric by politicising the issue.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Arrested Manipur varsity teachers, students released
Imphal, Oct 16 (IANS) Six teachers and eight students of Manipur University arrested nearly a month ago in the course of their agitation to seek the removal of the Vice Chancellor were released on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Congress demands probe into ONGC turning debt-ridden
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress on Tuesday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into allegations of the state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) turning debt-ridden due to government decisions. The party accused the Modi government of "systematically attempting to destroy the public sector".
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi signs MoU with British Council for English skilling
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday signed a MoU with the British Council to strengthen spoken-English skills among students of government schools as well as teach teachers to impart quality education, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Macron appoints loyal backer as Interior Minister
Paris, Oct 16 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday named Christophe Castaner, one of his main backers, as the new Interior Minister, replacing Gerard Collomb in his latest Cabinet reshuffle.
2018-10-16
Category: International, France,Politics
3 killed in Myanmar military fighter jets crash
Yangon, Oct 16 (IANS) At least three people, including two pilots, were killed in two military fighter jets crash in Minbu township of Myanmar's Magway region on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Ramachandra Guha joins Ahmedabad University
Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (IANS) There is big news for the academic world in Gujarat. Renowned historian and biographer Ramachandra Guha, whose books on Mahatma Gandhi have been acclaimed far and wide, is joining the Ahmedabad University, a private not-for-profit university.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education
New water-proof Kindle Paperwhite in India for Rs 12,999
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Amazon on Tuesday introduced the all-new Kindle Paperwhite with a lighter design and water-proofing for Rs 12,999.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Maoists seek Rs 10 lakh from Ranchi traders
Ranchi, Oct 16 (IANS) Some traders in the capital city of Jharkhand have received letters allegedly from Maoist extremists asking them to pay Rs 10 lakh each for expansion of the ultra-left organisation in the state.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Terrorism
Meena Nathani in 'Main Maayke...'
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Meena Nathani has joined the cast of the show "Main Maayke Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo", which also stars Neelu Vaghela.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Former Chinese military chief expelled from CPC
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) China's ruling Communist Party (CPC) has expelled former military chief General Fang Fenghui from the party and his case has been transferred to a military court over graft accusations, the military announced on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Two Congress legislators in Goa quit, join BJP
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Hours after resigning as members of Goa Assembly, Congress legislators, Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte, on Tuesday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley repeats 'clown prince' jibe at Rahul
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Dismissing the charge that he had met absconding scamster Nirav Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday again called Congress President Rahul Gandhi a "clown prince" and ridiculed him for "building false narratives" on different issues, including the Rafale deal.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Infosys net up 10.3 per cent in second quarter
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Software major Infosys on Tuesday reported Rs 4,110 crore consolidated net profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 10.3 per cent annual growth from Rs 3,726 crore in the same period a year ago and 13.8 per cent sequential growth from Rs 3,612 crore quarter ago.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Municipal polls end peacefully in J&K (Roundup)
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) The fourth and final phase of municipal polls ended peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday with a dismal 4 per cent voting in Srinagar district and an equally poor 11.3 per cent voter turnout in neighbouring Ganderbal district.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Lenovo introduces 2 budget smartphones in India
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) After a hiatus of more than a year, Chinese technology company Lenovo on Tuesday launched its K9 smartphone in India for Rs 8,999 and A5 at a starting price of Rs 5,999.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Malayalam actor Alencier named in #MeToo storm
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Alencier Ley Lopez has been named by an upcoming actress for harassing her a few times.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Infosys Q2 net profit rises 10.3 per cent
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Software major Infosys on Tuesday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 4,110 crore, a 10.3 per cent on-year rise for the quarter ended September 30.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Paul Allen: Microsoft Co-founder and philanthropist with penchant for Bollywood
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Earlier this month, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen announced that cancer he was last treated nine years ago had returned and he would aggressively fight it again.
2018-10-16
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Rita Ora makes music chart history in UK
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora has become the most successful UK female artiste of all time on the UK Official Singles Chart.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I've full faith in India's judiciary: Karim Morani's daughter
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Zoa Morani, actress and daughter of producer Karim Morani who has been accused of sexual harassment by an aspiring actress, says the truth about her father will be out soon as she has faith in the country's judicial system.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
50,000 posts in data science, Machine Learning vacant in India: Report
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) As India pushes its boundaries towards achieving digital growth, a new report said on Tuesday that over 50,000 positions in the fields of data science and Machine Learning (ML) are vacant in the country owing to a lack of skilled workforce.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Healthy Q2 results, rupee push indices higher; banking stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A positive start to the second quarter results season, along with a stable rupee and low crude oil prices, pushed both the key equity indices -- S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- higher for the third consecutive session on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Erdogan: Investigators found consulate materials painted over
Istanbul, Oct 16 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said investigators searching a Saudi consulate building in Istanbul where journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing earlier this month found materials that had been painted over.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Nadda speaks to Rajasthan CM, as Zika virus cases reach 80 in Jaipur
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday assured Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje that the Centre would extend full support for curbing the spread of Zika virus in the state.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Called' by spirit, Maharashtra teen commits suicide
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 16 (IANS) An 18-year-old student ended his life claiming he was 'summoned' by the spirit of a boy whose accidental death he had witnessed a few weeks ago, police said here on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Life sentence to self-styled godman Rampal, 14 others
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) A court in Haryanas Hisar town on Tuesday awarded life sentence to self-styled godman Rampal along with 14 others for the murder of six people. He has been in prison since November 2014.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haven't got anything without a fight in my life: Kangana
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut says she has never got anything in her life without fighting for it, and she would not want her children to live the way she has.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
6 killed in Morocco train derailment
Rabat, Oct 16 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 72 were injured when a train derailed near the Moroccan capital on Tuesday, officials said.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Umesh replaces Shardul for first 2 ODIs vs Windies
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Pacer Umesh Yadav was on Tuesday named as a replacement for injured Shardul Thakur in Indias squad for the first two One-day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies on October 21 and 24.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Usain Bolt offered big move to Malta
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Usain Bolt's Australian football career could come to a premature end after the owners of the Maltese club Valletta FC offered the Olympic champion a two-year contract on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football,Athletics
Filmmaker Ashvin Kumar hits out at CBFC for 'abuse of power'
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashvin Kumar has questioned the Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) decision to give his new movie "No Fathers in Kashmir" an 'A' certificate, which he says is discriminatory to a small independent film.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Kashmir,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
#MeToo: Artist Jatin Das accused of sexual harassment by conservationist
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Conservationist Nisha Bora on Tuesday accused Padma Bhushan recipient artist Jatin Das of sexually harassing her at his Khidki village studio in 2004, which Das refuted as "ridiculous and vulgar".
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Taliban attack Afghan check posts, kill 19 troops
Kabul, Oct 16 (IANS) At least 19 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and 16 others were injured in Taliban attacks, few days ahead of parliamentary elections in the country, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Two Koreas, UN Command discuss border security zone disarmament
Seoul, Oct 16 (IANS) The two Koreas and the UN Command (UNC), led by the US, held their first trilateral consultations on Tuesday over disarming the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the heavily fortified border area, South Korea's Defence Ministry said.
2018-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Delhi government, British Council sign MoU for spoken english in schools
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday collaborated with the British Council of India in order to strengthen "spoken english" among students of government schools in the city.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Akbar's defamation suit against woman journalist to be heard on October 18
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Minister M.J. Akbar's defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani, who had accused him of sexual harassment, will be heard on Thursday, October 18.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Digital divide can threaten global peace: Lok Sabha Speaker
Geneva, Oct 16 (IANS) Although technology offers easy access to information and connectivity, digital divide could pose a threat to global peace, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Punjab for tie-up with Israel on agriculture, dairying
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said his government is keen to make use of Israel's technological advancements in various fiels, including agriculture and internal security.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Global commission set up for climate adaptation solutions
The Hague (Netherlands), Oct 16 (IANS) On the heels of one of the deadliest summers of climate-related weather disasters affecting countries all over the world, a gathering of global leaders on Tuesday launched the new Global Commission on Adaptation to catalyse a global movement to bring scale and speed to climate adaptation solutions.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Netherlands,Environment/Wildlife
It's not Akbar vs Ramani but government vs Ramani: Husband Samar Halarnkar
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) "This is not M.J. Akbar vs Priya Ramani, this is the Union of India vs Priya Ramani. He has access to a battery of powerful lawyers: There are 97 listed in the legal notice. She has, thus far, one," said Samar Halarnkar, Ramanis husband and a fellow journalist.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
ISL: Dynamos to clash with ATK on Wednesday (Preview)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos will face ATK in their second match of the Indian Super League (ISL) Season 5 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Bishop Franco walks out of jail, to fly to Jalandhar
Pala (Kerala) Oct 16 (IANS) Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested on September 21 on charges of raping a nun, walked out of the Pala sub-jail near Kottayam on Tuesday, a day after he was given bail by the Kerala High Court.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Terrorists devising new strategies to strike: Rajnath
Gurugram, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that terrorists have been devising new strategies to strike and warned that increased use of the social media by anti-national forces is a new threat.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Most Indian women define feminism as equality between genders
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) As many as 96 per cent of Indian women defined feminism as equality between all genders, reveals a survey.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Verdict in corruption case against Khaleda Zia on October 29
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) A Dhaka court will announce its verdict on former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case on October 29.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women journalists' group demands Akbar's dismissal, writes to President, PM
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A group of women journalists has written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the dismissal of Union Minister M.J. Akbar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a dozen-odd women.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HP launches premium convertible ENVY x360 in India
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Expanding its premium portfolio, HP Inc. on Tuesday launched the HP ENVY x360 convertible powered by AMD Ryzen processor for the millennials in India.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
New smartwatch app can spot how many times you roll as you sleep
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers from Lancaster University in the UK and Northwest University in China have developed an app for Smartwatches that can efficiently estimate sleep quality and provides users with practical advice to help them get a better night's snooze.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Windies coach banned for first 2 ODIs for ICC code breach
Dubai, Oct 16 (IANS) West Indies coach Stuart Law has been suspended for his team's first two One-day Internationals (ODI) against India - on October 21 and 24 - following a breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test in Hyderabad.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Younger children in class may wrongly get ADHD label
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Younger children in classrooms are more likely to be mistakenly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than their older classmates, according to a study.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Broken suit, versatile blazers: Be festive ready in style
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Why should girls have all the fun? This festive season men can jazz up their style quotient with options like broken suits and versatile blazers, say experts.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Virtual reality can spot people's love for food
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Food scientists at Cornell University in New York have used virtual reality (VR) to show how people's perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Directors of Marathi film trying to create new vision
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Directors Karan Chavan and Vikram Patil are trying to create a new vision with their Marathi film "Imago", which is based on a girl suffering from vitiligo.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Aamir had a ball dancing with Big B (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan says he had a great time not just sharing screen space with veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in "Thugs of Hindostan", but also shaking a leg with him in the film's song "Vashmalle".
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Enjoy festivity with indoor vertical garden
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) As the festive season has begun, people are researching eco-friendly ideas to decorate their house. Having an indoor garden is a unique as well as an environment friendly way to beautify the living space and if you have a space issue then opt for indoor vertical garden.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England inflict first defeat of Luis Enrique's reign
Seville (Spain), Oct 16 (IANS) England inflicted the first defeat of Luis Enrique's reign as Spain coach when they beat the Spanish 3-2 at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in a UEFA Nations League match here.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Indulge in must have dishes this Durga Puja
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The festival of Durga Puja brings with it not just the beautiful pandals and vibrant colours but also an insatiable hunger, making the whole country one big food mela. As everyone gears up to celebrate this pious festival, make sure you are not missing out on some of the must have dishes.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Try these festive skin care routine
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) This festive season make sure that you are focusing on your skin the same way you do with your clothes. Experts suggest how.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
How to style boots differently
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Learning the art of styling your boots with right type of look is essential. You can cross-function them from casual to formal look.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Soldier shoots himself in J&K
Jammu, Oct 16 (IANS) A soldier shot and killed himself inside a camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Hyderabad Airport launches Airport Radio
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), the operator of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here, has launched Airport Radio in collaboration with Radio Mirchi.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Media,Business/Economy
Helicopter service for Durga Puja revellers in Tripura
Agartala, Oct 16 (IANS) The Tripura government will operate a helicopter service for Durga Puja revellers to enable them to get an aerial view of tourist spots and celebrations here, a transport official said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Sensex gains nearly 300 points; banking, energy stocks rise
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A positive start to the second quarter results season along with a stable rupee and low crude oil prices pushed both the key equity indices -- S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- higher for the third consecutive session on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Music fests becoming vital part of India's music culture: Papon
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Papon, who has lent his voice to popular Hindi film songs like "Jiyein kyun" and "Moh moh ke dhaage", will soon perform at a festival dedicated to Bollywood music. He says such events are becoming an important part of the country's music culture.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
J&K Governor speaks to Minister Javadekar over AMU row
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday urged Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar to intervene and ensure a smooth conduct of academic activities in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
2018-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism,Education
Guru Randhawa unveils 'new-age peppy love song'
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Guru Randhawa on Tuesday released a single titled "Downtown". He says it's a new-age peppy love song.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pompeo meets Saudi King over missing journalist
Riyadh, Oct 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud here on Tuesday over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as diplomatic pressure mounted on Riyadh to give a fuller explanation in the case.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
My parents never wanted me to become a musician, says Prasoon Joshi
Jaipur, Oct 16 (IANS) Writer-adman Prasoon Joshi says while his parents were musicians, they were scared to let him become a musician fearing how he would sustain himself.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Terrorists devising new strategies to strike: Rajnath
Gurugram, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that terrorists have been devising new strategies to strike and warned that increased use of the social media by anti-national forces was a new threat.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BSNL-Nokia sign MoU for Industry 4.0
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Public sector telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has signed a MoU with telecom equipment maker Nokia Solutions and Networks India Pvt Ltd for Industry 4.0, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
China defends re-education centres in Xinjiang
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) China on Tuesday said that re-education camps in Xinjiang, in which human rights organisations say close to one million ethnic Uyghurs are being held, were actually part of vocational training programmes aimed at eradicating terrorism and religious extremism.
2018-10-16
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Allahabad now officially renamed Prayagraj
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Allahabad will now on be officially known as Prayagraj.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Indian companies to buy Iranian oil in November: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) have placed orders for importing crude oil from Iran next month when US sanctions on Tehran are due to take effect, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Diplomacy
Global software firm WANdisco set to expand India operations
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) At a time when India is going through a deep digital transformation, riding on a mobile-first population, global public software company WANdisco is all set to expand its operations and increase the headcount in the country.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Save daughters from BJP minister: Rahul
Sheopur (Madhya Pradesh) Oct 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at the BJPs slogan of "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" and said it should be "BJP ke Mantri se Beti Bachao", as Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his silence over charges of sexual harassment made against his Union Minister M.J.Akbar.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia, Pakistan to hold joint military drills
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS) Russian and Pakistani troops will hold joint military drills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from October 21 to November 4, a statement said here on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
68% people in India faced tech support scams in past year: Microsoft survey
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Keeping with the global trend, 68 per cent people in India have experienced tech support scams in the past year and some of them (14 per cent) have even lost money, a Microsoft survey said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Great to see films on women sports stars: Richa Chadha
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who will essay a kabaddi player with Kangana Ranaut in Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's "Panga", finds it great that a number of movies are being written about women sports stars.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IAF pilots start training to operate Chinook choppers
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Ahead of their induction, Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots have started training to operate the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
I've never registered for any political party: Mattis
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said that he never spoke to the President about resigning from his position and was continuing with his job, after Donald Trump called him a "sort of a Democrat" and said that the Pentagon chief may be leaving his post.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Nursing student raped in UP hospital
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) A ward boy and a medical student were arrested on Tuesday for raping a nursing student while she was admitted in a Bagpat hospital in Uttar Pradesh, police said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exhibition explores political 'darkness' through Narayana Guru's philosophy
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) For Kerala-born filmmaker-artist K.M. Madhusudhanan, the interplay between personal and political, local and global, and light and shade form the fulcrum of his ongoing exhibition "Granite Lamp and Mirror" here, the title of which derives from the 19th century social reformer Narayana Gurus philosophical texts.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Women should've shared #MeToo stories immediately: Bappi Lahiri
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri feels women should have shared their sexual harassment stories when they happened as he feels they would have got due justice for it.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nitish appoints Prashant Kishor as JD-U Vice President
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United President Nitish Kumar on Tuesday named Prashant Kishor as the party Vice President, a month after the election strategist joined the party.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-BSP MP's son brandishes pistol at luxury hotel
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A Delhi Police team on Tuesday left for Lucknow to detain a former BSP MP's son who whipped out a pistol at a luxury hotel here during a fight with a man, police said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cyclone Titli toll in Odisha increases to 26
Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday confirmed that the death toll in the very severe cyclonic storm Titli and subsequent flooding in the state has increased to 26, while 57 lakh people have been affected.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
US consulate car injures motorcyclist in Karachi
Karachi, Oct 16 (IANS) A motorcyclist has been injured after being hit by a US consulate car in Karachi, police said.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Web applications top security risk for IT professionals in Asia: Survey
Singapore, Oct 16 (IANS) Web and mobile applications aimed at customers are the top security challenges for businesses and IT professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, a survey said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Singapore,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Shehbaz Sharif's remand extended by 14 days
Lahore, Oct 16 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-corruption body was on Tuesday granted a 14-day extension in the remand of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President Shehbaz Sharif in a multi-billion rupee housing scam case.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Macron announces partial cabinet reshuffle
Paris, Oct 16 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced a long-awaited partial cabinet reshuffle prompted by the recent resignation of several ministers, his office said.
2018-10-16
Category: International, France,Politics
I don't think you should get stuck in competition: Harrdy Sandhu
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Popular Punjabi singer Harrdy Sandhu likes to stay away from competition as he feels it will shift his focus from what he likes to do.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 Congress MLAs resign from Goa Assembly
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) Two Congress MLAs from Goa who left for Delhi late on Monday, met BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday and soon after resigned from the state assembly, an official said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
#MeToo fallout: KWAN founder Anirban Blah asked to step down
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) KWAN Entertainment founder Anirban Das Blah, a popular Bollywood celebrity manager, has been asked to step aside from his position in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Honor 8X' smartphone now in India
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Expanding its "X" series of smartphones, Honor, a sub-brand of Chinese electronics player Huawei, on Tuesday launched "Honor 8X" in the Indian market.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HP launches premium convertible ENVY x360 in India
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Expanding its premium portfolio, HP Inc. on Tuesday launched the HP ENVY x360 convertible powered by AMD Ryzen processor for the millennials in India.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Devotees' rights will be protected at Sabarimala: CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) Emphatically emphasising that the Kerala government will protect the rights of all devotees, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that all those who go to pray at the Sabarimala temple will be protected.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Mother's tight work schedule may affect child's sleep
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Children are more likely to receive fewer hours of sleep if their mothers have tight work schedules compared to those whose mothers gained flexibility, according to a new study.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Pending Love' is similar to Manto's stories: Director
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Writer-director Shahid Kazmi, who is gearing up for the release of his next directorial venture "Pending Love", says stories which he has depicted in his film are similar to narratives by legendary writer Saadat Hasan Manto as even he has tried to show a mirror to the society.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I could express feeling of love due to Dharamji: Hema Malini
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Veteran actress and politician Hema Malini, who turned a year older on Tuesday, says love is a very beautiful feeling, and she learnt to express the emotion because of veteran actor and her husband Dharmendra.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes: Zendaya
Amsterdam, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Zendaya says fashion is not just about wearing cool clothes, but a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Netherlands,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Takes courage to talk about it: Shikha Talsania on #MeToo
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Shikha Talsania, who featured in "Veere Di Wedding", says she is glad to see women coming out and talking about their unsavoury experiences of sexual misconduct, harassment or assault.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Producer Gaurang Doshi to reunite with Big B
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is reuniting with producer Gaurang Doshi for a new project titled "Happy Anniversary", for the first time after their 2002 release "Aankhen".
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modric never thought Zidane, Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) Real Madrid's Croatian international midfielder Luka Modric admits that neither he nor his team-mates expected both Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club last summer.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Australia to consider recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Canberra, Oct 16 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday that he was open to recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the Australian embassy there as well as to review the nuclear agreement with Iran.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
Nokia, BSNL partner to create 5G ecosystem in India
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Nokia and the government-owned telecom operator BSNL on Tuesday announced to work together to leverage 4G LTE technology for enabling greater operational efficiency at Nokia's Chennai plant and prepare it for the 5G era with smart manufacturing.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Writer Varun Grover denies #MeToo allegation via open letter
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Writer Varun Grover, who has been accused of touching a junior inappropriately while studying at Banaras Hindu University in 2001, on Tuesday sought "closure" via an open letter in which he calls the allegation a "baseless fabrication".
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cong loses votes when I give speeches: Digvijay
Bhopal, Oct 16 (IANS) A video of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh has gone viral on the social media in which he says that the Congress loses votes when he gives speeches.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
L&T arm opens IoT excellence centre in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Larsen and Toubro's (L&T) IT arm opened a centre of excellence for Internet of Things (IoT) innovations in manufacturing, oil and gas sectors here, the infrastructure major said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Nitish appoints Prashant Kishor as JD-U Vice President
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United President Nitish Kumar on Tuesday named Prashant Kishor as the party Vice President, a month after the election strategist joined the party.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP accuses Kejriwal of not approving Phase-4 Metro construction
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for not permitting construction work for the fourth phase of the Metro rail project.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Alok Nath rejects IFTDA notice, association to take strong stand
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Alok Nath has refused to respond to a notice issued to him by the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) regarding writer-director Vinta Nanda's claim that he sexually violated her 19 years ago. IFTDA has now decided to take strong action against the actor.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low voting in J&K civic polls
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Voter turnout was dismal in the first six hours in the only two places in the Kashmir Valley where municipal polls were held on Tuesday, officials said.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sensex rises 270 points on expectations of robust corporate earnings
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Key equity indices rose in the afternoon session on Tuesday, amid expectations companies will report robust earnings for the second quarter ended September 30.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mattis visits Vietnam to strengthen military cooperation
Ho Chi Minh City, Oct 16 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence James Mattis arrived here on Tuesday where he will meet his Vietnamese counterpart to strengthen security cooperation between the two countries.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Viet Nam,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Punjab sets up task force to free Budha drain of effluents
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) In a major initiative to clean up drains, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has constituted a special task force to free the Budha nallah or drain of polluting effluents in a mission mode.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Rahul Gandhi prays at Gurdwara in MP
Gwalior, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day tour of the poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, visited a Gurdwara here on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Amazon adds 5 Indian languages to Kindle Direct Publishing
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Amazon on Tuesday announced that it has added five Indian languages to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) -- which is the e-commerce giant's eBook publishing unit.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Carbon pricing: How politics makes implementation difficult (Column: Active Voice)
In a curious happenstance last week, two global events put the spotlight on the critical issue of climate change.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Argentina win three golds at Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 16 (IANS) Host country Argentina won three gold medals at the Youth Olympic Games but could not finish perfectly as they lost to Brazil in the men's futsal semi-finals, on the ninth day of the mega event here.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-BSP lawmaker's son seen brandishing pistol at Delhi hotel
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A former Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) lawmaker's son was seen brandishing a pistol at a hotel here in a video that has gone viral, police said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Climate change will worsen disparities, may increase support for Naxals: Report
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IndiaSpend/IANS) As the effects of climate change on livelihoods become more pronounced, especially for people involved in agriculture and fishing in South and South-East Asia, support for rebel groups and the Naxalite movement is likely to shoot up, according to a new report.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Idris Elba joins McCartney to raise breast cancer awareness
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Fashion designer Stella McCartney got actor Idris Elba to create a moving video to raise awareness about breast cancer.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Marriage to Cruise protected me against sexual abuse: Kidman
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman says marrying actor Tom Cruise protected from being sexually harassed in Hollywood.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
People need to stop taking things personally: Tanishaa Mukerji on online trolls
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tanishaa Mukerji is showing her changed avatar on social media profile these days with photos flaunting her fit frame, but one such picture didn't go down well with some social media users. The actress and soon-to-be-producer finds such comments funny as for her, trolls only reflect their "sad, depressed and negative" life.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Apple Watch to now connect hip, knee patients to doctors
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) Apple and Zimmer Biomet, a global leader in musculo-skeletal healthcare, have launched a major clinical study where an app on Apple Watch and iPhone will guide knee and hip replacement patients through pre- and post-operation care.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Chefs no more back-of-the-house worker but hotel's face'
Amritsar, Oct 16 (IANS) Celebrated chefs grew out of the concept of traditional "bawarchis" and became front-of-the-house stars when India's hospitality industry was conjured up in the 1980s, says Chef Rakesh Sethi, one of the earliest television chefs and current corporate executive chef of 96 hotels under the Radisson Hotel Group.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Business/Economy,IANS Life
'A Star is Born' soundtrack tops Billboard 200 Albums Chart
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) The soundtrack of singer-actress Lady Gaga and actor Bradley Cooper's "A Star is Born" made its debut at number one position on Billboard 200 Albums Chart.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
#MeToo movement shows India's soul is decaying: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) On the one hand, Indians bow down to a goddess to pray and on another some people violate women. This dichotomy in India is creating a mess of things, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who feels Indians are far from what we claim to be.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Feminine leadership traits seen as add-ons, unnecessary: Study
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) While typical feminine traits like tolerance and cooperativeness are appreciated as nice "add-ons" for leaders, it is masculine attributes such as assertiveness and competence that are valued as the defining qualities for the role of a leader, especially by men, a study says.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Robin Wright to be honoured at Marrakech Film Festival
Marrakesh, Oct 16 (IANS) "House of Cards" fame star Robin Wright will be felicitated with the Gold Star career award at the 17th Marrakech Film Festival to be held from November 30 to December 8.
2018-10-16
Category: International, Morocco,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Flash standalone movie pushed to 2021
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) The standalone movie around the superhero character Flash has been pushed back to 2021, due to Ezra Millers involvement with the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Charlize Theron condemns Donald Trump
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron has condemned US President Donald Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Fords accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
2018-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
BJP has 'taken' 2 Goa Congress MLAs: Official
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) In a fresh twist to the ongoing saga of political instability in Goa, two Congress MLAs who left the coastal state for Delhi late on Monday, may have been "taken" by the BJP, Congress leader A. Chellakumar said here on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
India is much more than rape cases: Iulia Vantur
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Romanian model-actress Iulia Vantur, who is making her Hindi film debut with "Radha Kyun Gori Main Kyun Kaala", has says India as a country has a lot to offer and that the rising number of crimes against women in the nation is not what defines it.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
#MeToo best clean up act to happen: Neha Dhupia
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia says the ongoing #MeToo wave in India is the best clean up act that could have happened to Bollywood and the country in a long time.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood

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