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Madras HC orders CBI probe into Tuticorin police firing
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the police firing in Tuticorin in which 13 people were killed on May 22. The victims were taking part in a protest against the Sterlite copper smelter plant.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 killed in Pakistan court firing
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) At least five people were killed and three injured in a firing inside a tribal court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rupee hits record low against US dollar; recovers a bit
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Fears over a rise in global protectionist measures, along with a strong US economy, dragged the Indian rupee to a fresh intra-day low of over 70 against the US dollar on Tuesday before recovering by a fraction at Rs 69.98.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I pleaded for burial space at Marina: Stalin
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Opening up on the subject publicly for the first time, DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Tuesday said he had pleaded with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to allot space at the Marina beach to bury party President and his father M. Karunanidhi.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Hackers transfer Rs 94 crore from Pune's Cosmos Bank
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Suspected hackers siphoned off Rs 94.42 crore from the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd -- the second oldest and second biggest cooperative bank in India -- to various foreign and domestic bank accounts, police said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vasco da Gama sack coach Jorginho
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Bayern Munich and Brazil international full-back Jorginho has been sacked as coach of Vasco da Gama after just 10 games in charge.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
S.Korea suspends operation of uninspected BMW vehicles
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) The South Korean government on Tuesday ordered suspension of the operation of uninspected BMW vehicles after dozens of cars caught fire this year.
2018-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy
Sao Paulo eyeing bid for Paraguay defender Moreira
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Sao Paulo could make a bid to sign Paraguay international defender Jorge Moreira from River Plate, the Brazilian football club's coach has announced.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Al Qaeda seeking 'opportunistic attacks', but capability 'low' in India: UN
United Nations, Aug 14 (IANS) The Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) is looking to carry out opportunistic attacks, but has low operational capability in India, according to a UN report.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
SC to hear plea against dilution of AFSPA
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea against the dilution of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for their actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
BlackBerry KEY2 Lite may be unveiled at IFA 2018
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) A budget version of the newly-launched BlackBerry KEY2, which is likely to be named BlackBerry KEY2 Lite or KEY2 LE, may be launched at the upcoming IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Samsung cuts smartphone output in China, shifts focus to India
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) Samsung has reportedly cut its smartphone production in China to cope up with declining sales in the country and will now shift its focus to its facilities in India and Vietnam, the media reported.
2018-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Incessant rains cause landslides in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Torrential rains up to 30 cm lashed Karnataka's coastal and south interior districts, causing landslides and disrupting normal life, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Someday we'll know the truth about his death: Lal Bahadur Shastri's son
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) As a new web series titled "Lal Bahadur Shastri's Death - An Unfinished Story" is set to release on Independence Day on Wednesday, the former Prime Minister's son Sunil Shastri says that even 52 years after his father's death, the family lives in a hope that they will know the truth someday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Lower food prices ease India's WPI to 5.09% in July
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Lower prices of food items and primary goods decelerated the rise in India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 5.09 per cent in July from 5.77 per cent in June, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Knowlarity integrates Cloud-based offering 'Tentacle'
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's largest cloud telephony service provider Knowlarity on Tuesday announced integration of "Tentacle" -- a Cloud-based telemarketing software by Mumbai-based cloud telephony startup Sunoray -- into its global business communications.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'...Sabrina' first look photos out
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Netflix has unveiled initial photographs of upcoming series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", which will release in October.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Man arrested after car crash outside UK Parliament
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A man was arrested on Tuesday after he crashed his car into security barriers outside the UK Parliament, injuring a number of pedestrians.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan Army plants 2 million trees
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has simultaneously planted 2 million trees in a campaign aimed at increasing greenery across the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Easing inflation data lifts equity market; record low rupee limits gains
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Easing wholesale inflation lifted the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rising over 200 points.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
There has to be a limit to process of recreation: Sonu Nigam
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam says one can never compare authenticity of an original track with a recreated version.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sleeping pills linked to Alzheimer's disease risk: Study
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Regular intake of benzodiazepines, widely used to treat insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, a study has warned.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Chhattisgarh Governor on life support
Raipur, Aug 14 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon was put on life support here early on Tuesday after his health condition turned critical, hospital sources said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Centre declares Eid holiday on August 23
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The government on Tuesday announced a change in the holiday for Eid-ul-Zuha, saying that central government offices located in the national capital will remain closed on August 23 in place of August 22.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Nun abuse case: Kerala Police questions bishop in Punjab
Jalandhar, Aug 14 (IANS) Kerala Police on Tuesday questioned Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Roman Catholic Diocese here in Punjab following allegations of sexually abusing a nun, an official said. No arrest has been made so far.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-Day musing: Does not the law and its protecton apply to all? (Comment)
August 15 this year marks the 71st anniversary of Indian independence. As the Prime Minister unfurls the national flag at the Red Fort, it is a celebratory moment; yet, a certain sense of bleakness and despondency is palpable. There is a deeply ingrained perception that anarchy is spreading in the country and that the state has abdicated in its primary responsibility of ensuring the safety and security of every citizen, irrespective of religion, caste, class and gender. Recent events bear testimony to this mood.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
DMK Executive Committee pledges support to Stalin
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) The DMK's Executive Committee on Tuesday made it clear that the party was solidly behind its Working President M.K. Stalin.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gameiro vows to score 20 goals for Valencia
Valencia (Spain), Aug 14 (IANS) Forward Kevin Gameiro said during his presentation as a Valencia CF player that he expects to score at least 20 goals this season and to help his new team finish higher than former club Atletico Madrid.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Peru striker Guerrero set for key role at Internacional
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Argentina forward Andres D'Alessandro has hailed the arrival of Paolo Guerrero at Internacional, saying his new teammate will provide a boost both on and off the pitch for the Brazilian football club.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
I am married to Congress, says Rahul
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday remarked that he is married to the party.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BSF, Rangers exchange sweets on Pakistan I-Day
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets on Tuesday on the international border in Punjab on the occasion of Pakistan's 72th Independence Day.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rains subside in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Rains started subsiding in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday a day after downpours and flashfloods left a trail of destruction.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
NASA to send submarine to seafloor next week: Report
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) NASA is set to send a submarine to the seafloor near Hawaii on August 20 in an effort to find an environment analogous to water worlds like Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus, the media reported on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
India's WPI eases to 5.09% in July
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices eased to 5.09 per cent in July from a rise of 5.77 per cent in June, official data showed here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Beijing asks US to treat Chinese companies fairly
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China on Tuesday called on the US to treat Chinese investors fairly and not use national security censorship to curb investment cooperation between companies of the two countries.
2018-08-14
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rashmi Gupta to play Saraswati in TV show
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Rashmi Gupta, known for shows like "Yeh Vaada Raha" and "Vani Rani", will play a well educated woman named Saraswati in the upcoming show "Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India's WPI eases to 5.09% in July
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices eased to 5.09 per cent in July from a rise of 5.77 per cent in June, official data showed here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
No matter what the tide brings in, we have each other: Sussanne to Sonali
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) A picture is worth a thousand words, and Sonali Bendre's latest photographs are proof that the actress has a strong support system in her close friends Sussanne Khan and Gayatri Oberoi, as she battles cancer.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming to India on August 22
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) After a successful global launch in New York on August 9, South Korean giant Samsung will unveil its flagship Galaxy Note 9 in India on August 22.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Data-friendly Twitter Lite now in India
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) The micro-blogging platform on Tuesday made its data-friendly Twitter Lite Android app available in 21 more countries, including India, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala HC rejects Dileep's request for abduction video
Kochi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday turned down accused Malayalam actor Dileep's demand for a copy of the video of the abduction of an actress and her harassment at the hands of the perpetrators who took her around in a vehicle in Kochi for two hours in February 2017.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delving into the 'other side' of Amarnath Sehgal, S.H. Raza on Partition
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Amarnath Sehgal is best known for his sculpted marvels, S.H. Raza for his work with the brush. Little or nothing is known about their penmanship -- particularly about the trauma of Partition.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Hindu migrants from Pakistan living a life of homeless wanderers, courtesy Indian red-tapism (Social Feature)
Jodhpur, Aug 14 (IANS) At a time when the world is battling one of its biggest refugee crises, India has its own share of the problem -- thousands of Hindu migrants from Pakistan remain stranded at this Rajasthan transit hub. They have been awaiting their citizenship papers for years, despite submitting their passports, documents and hard-earned money too.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
An actor's job gets reduced to half with a good director: Vicky Kaushal
Melbourne, Aug 14 (IANS) Vicky Kaushal, who is on a roll with his diverse roles in films like "Raazi" and "Sanju", says working with a good director reduces an actor's effort by half to play a character convincingly.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
My job is not to make you happy: Manoj Bajpayee (IANS Interview)
Melbourne, Aug 14 (IANS) Raw, gritty, intense and flawless in his performances, Manoj Bajpayee, in his over two-decade career, has infused life into many a movies, without feeling the need to leave the audience "happy". That's not my job, says the widely acclaimed actor in his straight as an arrow style.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Guarantee no attack on critics of government: Umar Khalid to Modi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A day after he survived an attack on his life in the heart of the capital, JNU scholar Umar Khalid on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure in his Independence Day speech that critics of the government won't be targeted.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Realty sector needs more reforms to realise full potential (Comment)
Landmark reforms like RERA and GST, as also demonetisation, have brought about much-needed transparency in transactions, helping the real estate sector to free itself of fraud, malpractices and other problems faced by consumers and investors. Yet, the sector needs more reforms to break free of the various ills that still plague it in order to realise its full potential as a major contributor to the country's GDP.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Books break barriers as Indo-Pak cultural exchanges diminish
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) At a time when diplomatic exchanges between India and Pakistan are at a standstill and cultural initiatives across the border have taken a backseat, the literary space has become the avenue for exchange of ideas, thoughts and perspectives between the two rival nations separated at birth.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,Features,IANS Life
2 Pakistani soldiers killed on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian Army said on Tuesday that two Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Rupee hits record low against US dollar
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Fears over a rise in global protectionist measures, along with a strong US economy, dragged the Indian rupee to a fresh intra-day low of over 70 against a US dollar during the pre-afternoon hours on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India needs to drastically reform higher education in rapidly digitising world (Column: Active Voice)
As India gets ready to celebrating its 71st Independence Day, concerns over honing its human capital come to the fore. These mus be addressed if the nation is to seize the opportunity offered by a demographic dividend for sustainable and inclusive digital growth.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Rupee hits record low against US dollar
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian rupee on Tuesday slumped to its record low at 70 to the US dollar.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian, Swedish food to boost IKEA shoppers' energy (Foodie Trail - Hyderabad)
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Walking through the sprawling, newly-opened IKEA store here needs energy and the company is making sure that customers get to recharge at its trademark restaurant. The 1,000-seater restaurant is the biggest among the Swedish home furnishings retailer's global network in 50 countries.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
No stress with Katrina, whatsoever: Alia
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has dismissed any form of stress between herself and her current boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor's ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Musk working with top financial firms to take Tesla private
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Tesla founder Elon Musk has confirmed that he is closely working with Goldman Sachs and private-equity firm Silver Lake to take the electric carmaker private - a deal that would need nearly $70 billion in funding.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Naipaul's works will stay alive forever: Sahitya Akademi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's national academy of letters, the Sahitya Akademi, has mourned the death of Nobel Prize-winning writer V.S. Naipaul, saying that "his works will stay alive forever" and that the late writer of "A House for Mr Biswas" will continue to "inspire writers" in the times to come too.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
N.Korea calls for peace treaty to advance with denuclearization
Pyongyang, Aug 14 (IANS) North Korean state media on Tuesday called for the signing of a peace treaty, saying that mutual trust was necessary to advance with the denuclearization process of the Korean Peninsula.
2018-08-14
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) It was a cloudy Tuesday morning in the national capital with forecast of lights rains. The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Apple delays 'Group FaceTime' feature for video calls
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Apple has delayed its "Group FaceTime" feature that will allow up to 32 people to simultaneously participate in video calls on iOS devices.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Macro-data, global cues push equity indices higher
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Positive macro-economic inflation data along with supportive Asian stock exchanges pushed the key indices of the Indian equity market higher during the morning trade session on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PIA under fire over Polish tourist's 'Kiki challenge'
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has come under fire over a promotional video made by the national flag carrier in collaboration with a Polish tourist who is seen doing the 'Kiki challenge' inside an empty aircraft.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
Facebook refutes report 'Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers'
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Facebook has denied a media report that cited one of its senior executives as saying that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Data-friendly Twitter Lite now available in India
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) The micro-blogging platform has made its data-friendly Twitter Lite Android app available in 21 more countries, including India, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Vaping damages vital immune system cells: Study
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Earth's oldest known evolved rocks result of asteroids
Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS) The oldest evolved rocks on Earth are the consequence of asteroids colliding with the the planet 4 billion years ago,an Australian research released on Tuesday revealed.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country's 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Abuse-concealing Australian bishop to be held at home
Canberra, Aug 14 (IANS) A former Catholic archbishop will serve a maximum 12-month sentence in home detention for concealing child sexual abuse, an Australian court has ruled.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman killed in Myanmar shooting incident
Yangon, Aug 14 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman has been killed in a shooting incident in Myanmar's Mandalay city, media reported on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Traffic suspended after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Aug 14 (IANS) The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Tuesday due to multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban and Udhampur districts, a traffic official said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook bags media rights of La Liga for Indian subcontinent (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook has bagged the media rights of Spain's top-division football championship, La Liga, for the Indian subcontinent, both parties have confirmed the path-breaking deal.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Anurag Basu, Bhushan Kumar join hands for a relationship drama
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar has joined hands with director Anurag Basu for a multi-starrer relationship drama.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Shreyas to play Bengali writer
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Shreyas Talpade will play a quirky Bengali writer in the forthcoming action comedy film titled "Bhaiaji Superhit".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FBI fires agent for anti-Trump texts
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who said in a text message that he would help prevent US President Donald Trump from ever winning the White House, was fired by the agency, media reports said on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Israel, Egypt held secret meeting over Gaza in May: Report
Jerusalem, Aug 14 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo in May over the issue of the Gaza Strip, a media report said on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
All-in-One printers prone to hacking, researchers warn
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Researchers from a Nasdaq-listed Israeli security company have warned of vulnerabilities likely to be exploited by hackers on all-in-one printers with fax functionality.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Mark Wahlberg had fun shooting with Iko Uwais
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg enjoyed shooting with Indonesian actor Iko Uwais, and calls him a "sweetheart".
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anna Kendrick taunts Ryan Reynolds
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Anna Kendrick, who has won 2018 Teen Choice Award for favourite Twitter personality, teased actor Ryan Reynolds who was nominated in the same category.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Young US women most unhappy with Trump presidency: Poll
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Seven in 10 American women aged between 18 and 35 years old are dissatisfied or angry about the Donald Trump's presidency, the highest percentage of any age group of women in the US, according to a poll released on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Trump signs $716 bn defence authorization bill
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday signed the $716 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
How to make your room beautiful with wall art
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A wall of the room exhibit most of the personality and adds little drama to life. They are really game-changers in current affairs of the lifestyle world which definitely demand the right choice at first place hence it is required to accurately choose pieces that will mesh with the existing space and helps to get a harmonious interior.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Musk confirms Saudi sovereign fund wants to pull Tesla off market
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk said on Monday that in late July he met with Saudi Arabia sovereign fund representatives to discuss the electric carmaker's possible exit from the stock market.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Audi CEO to remain in German police custody
Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) A Munich Court on Monday rejected a request by Audi CEO Rupert Stadler to be released from police custody after being imprisoned eight weeks ago in the course of ongoing "dieselgate" investigations in Germany.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eva Longoria's son was 'so alert' when he was born
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria was surprised how "alert" her baby son Santiago was when he was born.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran unveils latest, successfully test-fired ballistic missile
Tehran, Aug 14 (IANS) The Iranian Ministry of Defense on Monday unveiled its latest short-range ballistic missile, which has been successfully tested, in spite of Washington's demands that it halts all ballistic missile programmes.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security
Cardi B's daughter swears at her
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B thinks her daughter is so "disrespectful" because she swears at her.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Manto' trailer to be out on Independence Day
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The trailer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui's "Manto", which is helmed by acclaimed actress-filmmaker Nandita Das, will release on digital platforms on Independence Day.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unlike politburo, Bengal CPI-M state committee refers Chatterjee as 'comrade'
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Contrary to the party politburo, the CPI-M West Bengal state committee paid tributes to veteran Communist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who died here on Monday, detailing his long association with the party and addressing him as "comrade" on four occasions.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Rashtraputra' maker lends his voice for 'Vande Mataram'
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Filmmaker and actor Aazaad, who is coming up with a new film "Rashtraputra", the life story of Indian freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, has lent his voice for the song 'Vande Mataram', released here on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Sui Dhaga' makes self-employment a necessity, not an option (Trailer Review)
After I saw Sharat Kataria's "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", I immediately sensed he was an important and portentous cinematic voice, meant to take our cinema far ahead. This time again in "Sui Dhaga" he weaves the dreams desires, destiny and doom of the small town working class community into a pastiche of struggle and hope.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tata Chemicals net profit up 14% in Q1
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tata Chemicals on Monday reported a 14 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit from operations to Rs 270 crore in the quarter ended June 30, 2018 as compared to Rs 236.52 crore in the year-ago period.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Amazon invests $400 million more in its Indian arms
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The US-based world's largest e-tailer Amazon invested an additional $400 million (Rs 2,700 crore) in two of its Indian subsidiaries, said business intelligence platform Paper.vc on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Identity card-based India-Nepal cross-border movement suggested
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) The Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) on Nepal-India Relations has recommended the idea of "smart border" and limiting the cross border movements only from the designated border points.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diaspora,Diplomacy
No move to shift Bengaluru air show to Lucknow: Minister
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) There is no move to shift "Aero India 2019" from Bengaluru to Lucknow, as clarified by Defence Ministry officials, said Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Tata Steel posts more than double net profit in Q1
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Tata Steel on Monday reported more than double consolidated net profit at Rs 1,934 crore in the quarter ended June 30, as compared to Rs 921 crore in the year-ago period.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Army exhibition begins in Jaipur
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian Army on Monday began its two-day 'Know Your Army' exhibition two days ahead of the Independence Day.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
TRS chief rules out alliance with BJP
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday ruled out any truck with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying that his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will "remain a secular party".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Prithvi Reddy appointed as AAP overseas convener
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Political Affairs Committee of the AAP on Monday appointed its Karnataka convener Prithvi Reddy as its overseas convener in order to strengthen the party's overseas support base.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India-made passenger aircraft to fly in 3 years: Minister
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)'s 19-seater "Saras" passenger aircraft will be ready within next three years, Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Lakhs to form human chain in Rajasthan districts on Tuesday
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) In an endeavour to pay respect to soldiers and inculcate a feeling of patriotism among the citizenry, around five lakh persons will form a human chief on August 14 in four border districts of Rajasthan, an official said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Submit report on Hapur lynching, SC tells UP IGP
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the IGP (Meerut Range) to submit a report on the lynching of a man in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh by a mob of alleged cow vigilantes.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Those opposing developmental projects have terror links: Modi
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said there are proof of links between terror outfits and those who oppose developmental projects in states.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Terrorism
Referendum 2020 was a no-show, has no support: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) Terming a rally held by a Sikh organisation in London as a "no-show and a damp squib", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday that the event has "exposed total lack of ground support for (pro-Khalistan) Referendum 2020 even outside India".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Diplomacy
All accounts "Standard", no difference with auditors: Jet Airways
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Jet Airways on Monday reiterated that all of its accounts with lenders are "Standard" without any overdues.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Oil India Q1 net profit up 56.19%
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Energy exploration and production major Oil India on Monday reported an exponential increase of 56.19 per cent in its standalone net profit for the first quarter of 2018-19.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Country lost a great leader in Somnath Chatterjee, says Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday condoled the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and said the "country has lost a great leader who always stood for the cause of the poor and the downtrodden classes of society".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gurugram Saral Kendra first in Haryana to offer digital payment solutions
Gurugram, Aug 13 (IANS) The Saral Kendra of Gurugram has become the first Centre in Haryana to have cashless fee payment facility, an official said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Hero MotoCorp to begin sale of Xtreme 200R model
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp will commence sale of premium motorcycle -- Xtreme 200R, priced at Rs 89,900 (ex-showroom Delhi) -- from next week.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SpiceJet launches complimentary IFE system
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet has become the first Indian low cost airline to launch a complimentary in-flight entertainment system.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Speaker cannot hoist national flag on August 15 in Parrikar's absence: Congress
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) Claiming violation of privilege of the executive, the Congress in Goa has demanded that Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly Pramod Sawant should not hoist the national flag on Independence Day in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BSE registered investors base crosses 4 cr mark
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE registered investors base (UCC) has crossed the 4 crore mark.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan releases 29 Indian prisoners
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) Twenty-nine Indian prisoners, including 26 fishermen, were set free on Monday from Pakistani prisons and sent back home through the Attari-Wagah joint check-post between the two countries, nearly 300km from here.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Shah pitches for simultaneous polls before law panel
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Upping the ante on the demand for simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha polls, BJP President Amit Shah has told the Law Commission that it will lead to cuts in the otherwise huge expenses borne on holding elections at present.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat plans 7-10 years' imprisonment for chain-snatchers
Gandhinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) The Gujarat Government on Monday announced that it has planned to move an ordinance recommending harsh punishment of seven to 10 years in jail for chain-snatching.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England name unchanged squad for third Test
London, Aug 13 (IANS) The England selectors have named an unchanged squad for the third cricket Test against India at Trent Bridge, starting August 18.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bengal CM lays foundation stone of Silicon Valley hub
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday laid the foundation stone of a Silicon Valley hub proposed to come up over 100 acres of land at New Town, a satellite city of Kolkata.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Prasad 'habitual offender', lying to save Modi on Rafale deal: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Congress on Monday attacked Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, saying he is "a habitual offender in weaving lies" and is "brazenly misleading people sewing together a web of lies" to save Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Rafale deal.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Soldier killed, infiltration bid foiled on LoC in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) A soldier was killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday as the Army foiled an infiltration bid from across the border, officials said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Will further strengthen internal systems: PNB
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Monday said it will continue to strengthen its internal systems to foil any future attempts at fraud despite demonstrations by the employees' union of the lender at some centres.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi gets free Wi-Fi, fast broadband under 'smart city' project
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Parts of the national capital will now enjoy free Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched a slew of "smart city" projects on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
FC Barcelona president refuses to rule out Pogba move
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has not ruled out a late move for the Spanish football club to sign Manchester United's French international midfielder Paul Pogba.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
NAL to develop drones for civilian use: Minister
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) will develop drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for civilian use in various sectors, a Union Minister said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security
Champs Ishaan, Shahan, Debarun to represent India at LeMans finals
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Bengaluru's Ishaan Madhesh, Agra's Shahan Ali Mohsin and Delhi's Debarun Banerjee bagged the top honours in their respective classes as the curtains came down on the MSport X30 Karting Challenge 2018 at the Meco Kartopia Circuit here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
Dynamos add Spanish goalkeeper Dorronsoro for ISL-5
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos FC on Monday added experienced goalkeeper Dorronsoro Sanchez to their ranks ahead of the fifth season of the cash-rich football league.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Karnataka asks PM to ensure Bengaluru hosts air show
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Karnataka on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the biennial Aero India air show is held in this tech hub in February 2019, as over the past two decades.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Joining Atlético will help me become better player, says Arias
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Colombia's Santiago Arias on Monday said during his presentation as Atlético Madrid's new right-back that joining the Spanish club would help him become a better player.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Tripura HC allows tribal party to hold demonstration
Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) In the first major setback for the BJP government in Tripura, the Tripura High Court on Monday, rejecting the state government's decision, allowed a tribal based party to hold a demonstration here in support of their demands including introduction of the NRC.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul Gandhi challenges PM for debate on Rafale deal
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a debate on the Rafale jet deal with France, reiterating his graft charge against the government.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
JNU scholar Umar Khalid shot at, escapes
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) JNU scholar Umar Khalid, accused of raising anti-national slogans in 2016, on Monday survived an attempt to kill him in the heart of the capital, saying he escaped only because of his friends.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lower food prices cool India's July retail inflation to 4.17% (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lower food prices eased India's July retail inflation to 4.17 per cent from 4.92 per cent in June, even as it continued to rule over the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s medium-term inflation target of 4 per cent, official data showed on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India reiterates call for UN reforms
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reiterated India's call for reforms in the UN Security Council (UNSC) during a meeting with President-elect of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Chatterjee was like elder brother: Mahajan
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said Somnath Chatterjee, a former Speaker who died earlier in the day, was like an elder brother who could guide her in running the House.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Four booked for shelter home deaths, two staff in police custody
Patna, Aug 13 (IANS) Two officials of a Patna shelter home arrested in connection with the death of two women inmates were sent in three-day police remand as the police on Monday registered an FIR against four persons, including these two, an official said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parineeti lends voice to Badshah's video
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra has supported rapper Badshah by lending her voice to the video of his new song "Heartless".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
'Annual reports must detail steps to prevent sexual harassment'
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) All government and private companies will have to furnish in their annual reports the details of steps taken to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace as per the law.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
CCI approves Intelenet's takeover by Teleperformance
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Monday approved the acquisition of Mumbai-based BPO firm Intelenet by a subsidiary of French outsourcing firm Teleperformance.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dwamena happy over joining La Liga's Levante
Valencia (Spain), Aug 13 (IANS) Striker Raphael Dwamena on Monday said during his presentation as a new player of Levante that he is thrilled about his transfer, with a four year contract, to the La Liga side from Switzerland's FC Zurich.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
India repatriates seven Pakistani prisoners
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) India on Monday repatriated on humanitarian grounds seven Pakistani civilian prisoners lodged in Indian jails, the External Affairs Ministry said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Centre issues advisory against national flags made of plastic
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Independence Day, the Union Home Ministry on Monday issued an advisory to all Central, state and Union Territory departments to carry out mass awareness programmes to stop use of national flags made of plastic, and ensure strict compliance of the flag code.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chhetri named Best Sportsperson by Kolkata sports journalists
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) India football team captain Sunil Chhetri was on Monday adjudged the Best Sportsperson of the Country by the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
CCI approves Adani Wilmar's acquisition of Ruchi Soya
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of food and agri products manufacturer Ruchi Soya by consumer edible oils major Adani Wilmar.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Take Solutions Masters champ Viraj Madappa jumps 1101 spots in golf rankings
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian golfer Viraj Madappa, who won the Take Solutions Masters title last weekend in Bengaluru, has jumped from 1561st rank to be 460th in the world rankings, which were announced on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Haryana cop gets promotion, appreciation for saving drowning man
Gurugram, Aug 13 (IANS) Gurugram Commissioner of Police K.K. Rao on Monday announced an out-of-turn promotion for Constable Lukman Khan for saving a man from drowning in a canal in Faridabad in Haryana a day earlier.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Restricted entry at DMRC's Heritage Line stations on Aug 15
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Stations on the Violet Line's Heritage section will have restricted entry and exit on Independence Day, Delhi Metro said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Two Idukki dam sluices shut, water level down to 'safe'
Idukki (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) Two of the five sluices of the Idukki dam, opened after a gap of 26 years on Thursday, were ordered to be closed by the Kerala government on Monday after the water at the reservoir came down to the "safe" level.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Brace up for air pollution in winter, Delhi L-G tells officials
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday directed officials of various government agencies to brace up to contain air pollution and smog in the city in winter.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
SEBI releases list of 1,677 penalty defaulters
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 1,677 individuals and companies failed to pay their penalties imposed by the Securities and Exchanges Board of India (SEBI) till May 31, a list published by the securities' market regulator showed here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha DGP directs verification of shelter homes
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) R.P. Sharma on Monday ordered a thorough verification of Child Care Institutions (CCI) in the state.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India eves secure semis berth with 1-0 win over Bhutan
Thimpu, Aug 13 (IANS) India progressed to the semi-finals of the SAFF Under-15 Football Championship, defeating hosts Bhutan 1-0 at the Changlimithang Stadium here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Bhutan,Sports,Football
Imran Khan accepts King Salman's invite for Saudi visit
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan has accepted an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to visit the kingdom, it was announced here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Somnath's family rebuffs CPI-M request to drape body in red flag
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee's family on Monday turned down the CPI-M leadership's request to drape the expelled member's body in a red flag and allow him to be taken to the party's West Bengal headquarters here and even barred one of the leaders from entering his house.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kohli slips to No.2 in ICC Test rankings
Dubai, Aug 13 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli dropped a spot to No.2 in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen, a day after his side slumped to an innings and 159-run loss to England in the Lord's Test.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dead, nation mourns (Roundup)
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Veteran parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee, the first Communist Speaker of the Lok Sabha who had defied his party's call to quit the post, died here on Monday following a cardiac arrest and prolonged old age-related illness.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trump's media attacks close to incitement of violence: Top UN official
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has singled out US President Donald Trump's repeated designation of the press as "the enemy of the people", terming it "very close to incitement to violence".
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Nadal not to play 2018 Cincinnati Open
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal announced on Monday his withdrawal from the 2018 Cincinnati Open to have some rest, following his recent victory at the Canadian Open.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Indian Army to climb world's fifth highest peak Mt Makalu
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian Army plans to scale the fifth highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Makalu (8485 metres), the government said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Chargsheet against Kejriwal, 12 AAP MLAs in CS 'assault' case
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Nearly six months after the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, Delhi Police on Monday named Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs as accused in its chargesheet.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP, BJD indulging in match-fixing: Anand Sharma
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Monday said there has been match-fixing between the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2018-08-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Indian Naval ship reaches Fiji
Fiji, Aug 13 (IANS) An Indian Naval ship on Monday reached a Fijian port and over the next three days would be conducting activities in collaboration with the government there.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Fiji,National,Defence/Security
RLSP leader killed, police station set ablaze
Patna, Aug 13 (IANS) A local RLSP leader was shot dead on Monday in Bihars Vaishali district, triggering angry protests by residents who went on a rampage forcing police to open fire and injuring several demonstrators.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New time table for 300 trains from August 15
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In view of the ongoing maintenance/repair of rail infrastructure, the Railways on Monday announced a change in timings of more than 300 trains in its northern zone with effect from August 15.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengal urges SC to lift stay on notification of unanimous election results
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Monday urged the Supreme Court to lift a stay on the notification of results of candidates elected unopposed to rural local bodies as it was hampering the release of funds.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amid currency woes, Turkey accuses US of 'stabbing it in back'
Ankara, Aug 13 (IANS) Turkey on Monday accused the US of "stabbing it in the back" as the country's economic woes failed to stop market turmoil amid a deepening diplomatic spat with Washington.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rahul targeting Modi over Rafale because of IT probe in NH case: Prasad
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The BJP on Monday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, saying he was spreading a "blatant lie" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over alleged corruption in the Rafale deal to escape the income tax department inquiry against him related to the National Herald case.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shah didn't disclose liabilities, suspend his RS membership: Congress to EC
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Congress on Monday met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O.P. Rawat and demanded that BJP President Amit Shah's membership of the upper House be suspended for not disclosing his liabilities in his election affidavit during the Rajya Sabha polls last year.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PNB scam: Centre dismisses former MD on last day of service
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The central government on Monday dismissed former Allahabad Bank Managing Director Usha Ananthasubramanian on the day she was to superannuate from service, according to an official notification.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arun Gawli tops in Gandhi exam
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Aug 13 (IANS) Mafia don Arun Gawli, currently incarcerated for life in Nagpur Central Jail, has not only passed but topped the 2017 Gandhi awareness exam, surprising many, an organizer said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
If elected, Congress to bring one tax, remove GST: Rahul
Bidar (Karnataka), Aug 13 (IANS) Again dubbing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the Gabbar Singh tax, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said his party, if elected, would introduce one tax and remove the new indirect tax regime with five slabs.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC rejects plea on agreement on purchasing outdated 2G technology
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking quashing of an agreement between Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on purchasing of outdated 2G technology.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Haryana announces pay parity for commission chairpersons, members
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) In order to ensure parity in salaries, allowances and other perks of all chairpersons and members of state commissions and other authorities, the Haryana government on Monday announced that those holding constitutional or statutory posts would be allowed salaries as admissible to the Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Two Orthodox priests accused of rape surrender
Kollam/Thiruvalla, Aug 13 (IANS) Two Malankara Orthodox Church priests accused in a rape case of a woman parishioner, Monday surrendered as per the directive of the Supreme Court.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sukma killings: Chhattisgarh government opposes CBI probe plea
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government on Monday opposed in the Supreme Court a plea for a CBI inquiry into the killing of 15 alleged Maoists by security forces in Sukma district on August 6, terming it bogus.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Global protectionist measures drag rupee to record low
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Global protectionist measures, along with the outflow of foreign funds, weakened the Indian rupee to its record low of 69.94 per dollar on Monday, weaker by Rs 1.11 from its previous close of 68.83 per greenback.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sabarimala temple restricts devotees as Pamba river overflows
Sabarimala (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) The authorities at the famed Hindu temple Sabarimala on Monday decided not to allow devotees as the Pamba river is overflowing -- a situation described as unsafe for devotees by the temple administration.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Pune ranked most liveable city in India, Delhi 65th
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Pune is the most liveable city, followed closely by Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai in a ranking of 111 Indian cities with the national capital ranked at a lowly 65 on the Ease of Living Index released by the government here.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Indian currency printed by Chinese firm? AAP takes on Modi government
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The AAP government on Monday sought a clarification from the Centre following a report published in a Chinese daily claiming that a company there has been given the licence to print Indian currency.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Valencia's Coquelin back after 5-month injury
Valencia (Spain), Aug 13 (IANS) Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin returned to the field after being out for five months due to injury, the La Liga side confirmed on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
One-family rule in Telangana: Rahul Gandhi
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Targeting Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that there is a one-family rule and rampant corruption in the state.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Regulatory vacuum in dealing with GM food, says FSSAI chief
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Calling Genetically Modified (GM) food a "contentious issue", FSSAI Chief Executive Pawan Kumar Agarwal on Monday said there is a regulatory vacuum in dealing with the transgenic food.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Real Madrid's Odriozola to miss UEFA Super Cup with injury
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Real Madrid's Spanish right back Alvaro Odriozola is to miss the UEFA Super Cup clash against Atlético Madrid with a right leg abductor injury, the Champions League reigning champion announced on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kalinic praises Costa, Griezmann during presentation as Atletico player
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic praised Atletico Madrid's forwards, France's Antoine Griezmann and Spain's Diego Costa, during his presentation as a Rojiblancos player on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Shashaa Tirupati to unveil Independence Day cover song
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) National Award-winning singer Shashaa Tirupati has collaborated with artistes Aasa Singh and Sid Paul for the cover of the song "Ae watan" from "Raazi" for Independence Day.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Toilet remark controversy leaves Goa Congress red faced
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) A raging controversy over a disparaging critique made by one of the Congress' senior-most leaders generically referring to NRI Goans as 'toilet cleaners' last week, has left the Congress leadership in Goa in a state of embarrassment.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Shah cancels August 16 Himachal visit
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah has cancelled his day-long visit to the Himachal Pradesh capital on August 16 owing to bad weather, the party said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung or Xiaomi: Who leads India's smartphone market?
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Smartphone users in India were left confused on Monday after global market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) crowned Xiaomi with a market share of 29.7 per cent and placed Samsung in the second spot with 23.9 per cent share in the second quarter of 2018.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
No war, no negotiations with US: Khamenei
Tehran, Aug 13 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that his country will neither wage a war against the US nor conduct negotiations with it.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
After Karunanidhi's death, Alagiri targets Stalin
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Six days after the death of M. Karunanidhi, his elder son and former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri on Monday asserted that "true loyalists" of his late father were with him and that his brother M.K. Stalin was a poor leader.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sukthankar's successor to be named by month-end: HDFC Bank chief
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Annoucing that HDFC Bank Deputy Managing Director Paresh Sukthankar's decision to resign was a personal one, Bank Chief Executive and MD Aditya Puri on Monday said a successor to Sukhtankar will be in place by month-end.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
16 killed in Himachal rains, hundreds stranded
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh claimed 16 lives, including four of a family, while hundreds of people were stranded across the state after incessant rains triggered landslides, snapping road links, officials said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Jaipur man back after languishing in Pak jail for 36 years
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) Gajanand Sharma, who was recently traced in a Pakistani jail more than 36 years after he was reported missing from his Jaipur home was released on Monday, officials said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Krasinski in awe of massive world of 'Jack Ryan'
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor John Krasinski says it is not possible to put his forthcoming series "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" in any category.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Elephant saved from drowning in Kerala (Lead, Correcting headline)
Thrissur (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) An elephant had a narrow escape when it was saved from being swept away by temporarily lowering the sluice gates of the Peringalkuthu Dam in flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistani maritime security ship arrives in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistani Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) "Kashmir" on Monday reached Colombo port on a four-day goodwill visit, the Navy media unit said here.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Apologise, Trinamool leader tells Amit Shah in legal notice
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Two days after BJP President Amit Shah made a veiled attack on Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee indirectly accusing him of corruption, he issued a legal notice to Shah asking him to apologise within 72 hours.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Merkel to meet Putin in Germany
Berlin, Aug 13 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on the outskirts of Germany's capital at the weekend, it was announced on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Another BMW catches fire in South Korea
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) A BMW caught fire on Monday in South Korea, the latest in a series of similar cases affecting the German carmaker which have led to a recall amid rising security concerns.
2018-08-13
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
JNU scholar Umar Khalid targeted, escapes
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) JNU scholar Umar Khalid, accused of raising anti-national slogans in 2016, was attacked in the heart of the capital on Monday by one or two men but police declined to confirm if he was fired at as claimed by the ex-student and his friends.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 300 killed in Ghazni city fighting: Afghan Defence Minister
Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) Over 300 people, including 100 government troops and 30 civilians, have been killed in the intense fighting between Taliban militants and the security forces in Afghanistan's Ghazni city, the country's Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rains trigger landslides in north Kerala, no damage reported
Idukki/Malappuram/Kozhikode/Wayanad, Aug 13 (IANS) Landslides caused by rains in northern districts of Kerala like Malappuram and Kozhikode on Monday gave some anxious moments, but there was no loss of life or property since these occurred in uninhabited areas.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Chatterjee played critical role in regaining investors' confidence, say industrialists
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee had played "a critical and important role" as the Chairman of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation and he performed "onerous task of regaining investors' confidence" for promotion of industries in the state, said industrialists on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tyson to grace Kumite 1 MMA league next month
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Boxing legend Mike Tyson is all set to set foot on Indian soil for the first time at the launch of the first global team Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) league -- Kumite 1 League on September 29 here.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Team Avengers win 2nd Tango League India
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Team Avengers was named the new champions of the second edition of the Tango League India, a five-a-side football tournament.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Record low rupee, global cues subdue equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian rupee slumping to its record low, along with broadly negative global cues, depressed the Indian equity market on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Attack on Khalid cowardly, says JNU Students' Union
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) on Monday termed the attack on student leader Umar Khalid "cowardly" and a result of Narendra Modi government's "hate-filled propaganda" against the university students.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Prenatal Tdap vaccination does not increase autism risk: Study
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Administering Tdap vaccination -- tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis -- to pregnant women may not increase children's risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, claims a study of more than 80,000 children born.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I feel being nervous is natural: Amit Trivedi
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) National Award-winning composer Amit Trivedi is excited and nervous about his new song "Mumma ki parchai", which released on Monday. He says being nervous is "something natural".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Why marine animals are more vulnerable to man-made pesticides
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Marine mammals such as dolphins, manatees, seals and whales, which evolved to make water their primary habitat, lost the ability to make a gene that defends humans and other land-dwelling mammals from the neurotoxic effects of a popular human-made pesticide, a new study has revealed.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
No one will die: Dean Jones on India's consecutive outings in Asia Cup
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Noted cricketer-turned-commentator Dean Jones sees no problems in defending champions India playing two matches on consecutive days when they open their Asia Cup campaign against a qualifier on September 18 before playing arch-rivals Pakistan, the following day.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BenQ leads India projector market
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics giant BenQ on Monday announced that it has been ranked the top projector brand in the fast-growing India market.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HC seeks Centre's response on plea on HIV patients
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Central government to file response on a plea seeking immediate notification of a law to protect human rights of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-affected persons and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Outlook for job recruitment positive during July-December 2018: Report
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The outlook for recruitment activity is positive for the second half of 2018, a report of the job portal Naukri.com said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lower food prices ease India's July retail inflation to 4.17%
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lower food prices eased India's July retail inflation to 4.17 per cent from a rise of 4.92 per cent in June, official data showed on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jodhpur cleanest station, Varanasi slips in ranking
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Jodhpur and Marwar in Rajasthan were declared the cleanest railway stations, while Varanasi, the prime minister's Lok Sabha constituency, slipped to the 69th position in the third cleanliness survey released on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Hindu right-wing arrests: Maharashtra ATS probes UP, Assam links
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Four days after busting a terror plot involving some Hindu right-wing activists in Palghar, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has found a mini arms making unit and is now probing their links in Uttar Pradesh and Assam, official sources said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Somnath's family rejects CPI-M request to drape body with red flag
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee's family on Monday turned down the request of the CPI-M leadership to drape the expelled member's body in the red flag and allow him to be taken to the party's West Bengal state headquarters here for people to pay their last respects.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rooney stars as DC United script dramatic 3-2 win in MLS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Wayne Rooney was at his prolific best as DC United secured a dramatic last-gasp 3-2 win over 10-man Orlando in the Major League Soccer (MLS) here.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Security beefed up in J&K ahead of Independence Day
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Security forces have been put on high alert in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in Kashmir Valley, ahead of Independence Day to thwart militants' attempts to disrupt official functions and celebrations on August 15.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Srishti Jain to play wedding planner in show
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Srishti Jain will be seen as a wedding planner in the upcoming show "Main Maayke Chali Jaaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Budding footballer dies while playing
Kalna (West Bengal), Aug 13 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended on Kalna as 18-year-old goalkeeper Ripon Mali died after collapsing on the field during a football match at Nischintapur village in East Burdwan district, locals said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Football
Nation grieves for Somnath Chatterjee (National Second Lead)
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying glowing tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, one of the country's most respected parliamentarians, who died here in the morning.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian paddlers annex silver, bronze at Nigeria Open
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian paddler Ronit Bhanja turned in a gritty performance to annex a silver in the Under-21 men's singles while Abhishek Yadav and Sarthak Gandhi bagged a bronze in the men's doubles at the 2018 ITTF Challenge, Seamaster Nigeria Open.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Why PM is silent on rapes, asks Rahul Gandhi
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on incidents of rape across the country.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India's July retail inflation eases to 4.17%
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lower food prices decelerated the pace of India's retail inflation in July to 4.17 per cent from a rise of 4.92 per cent in June, official data showed on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I've always believed in meaningful cinema: Nikita Dutta
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Nikita Dutta, known for TV shows like "Ek Duje Ke Vaaste" and "Haasil", will make her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar-starrer "Gold". She says she has always believed in meaningful cinema.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Finally, Muslim husband performs 'shradh' for departed Hindu wife
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A Muslim man, Imtiazur Rahman, who was denied permission to perform the final rites of his dead Hindu wife at a temple here last week because of his religion, has finally been able to hold the ceremony with the help of a Bengali philanthropic cultural society in Delhi.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Officials save elephant in flooded
Thrissur (Kerala) Aug 13 (IANS) District Officials on Monday saved a wild elephant from being swept away by temporarily lowering the floodgates of the Peringalkuthu dam.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indo-US homeland security talks should continue, envoy tells Rijiju
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster on Monday told Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju that his country was keen on continuing the ongoing homeland security dialogue between the two countries to jointly counter the threats posed by terrorism.
2018-08-13
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Chargsheet against Kejriwal, Sisodia in CS 'assault' case
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for allegedly assaulting Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No 'Parmanu' sequel for Diana Penty
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Diana Penty says "Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran" is best as a stand alone film.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CPI-M desists from calling Somnath 'comrade' in condolence note
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday issued a brief condolence message on the death of veteran Communist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee that conspicuously avoided any reference to his long association with the party.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Good Earth to debut at LFW 2018 with first couture collection
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Since the inception of its clothing line Sustain, Good Earth is all set to make its debut at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) 2018 after a decade with the launch of its couture collection titled "The Miniaturist".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Irrfan no longer part of 'Gormint'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan on Monday said he will not be able to fulfil his acting commitment to Amazon Prime Original Series - "Gormint" (formerly known as 'Ministry) due to his "ongoing situation".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amjad Ali Khan releases new version of National Anthem
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have created a special sarod rendition of the National Anthem to honour India's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Over 34,000 infected with dengue in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 13 (IANS) The number of people suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka has increased to over 34,000 so far this year, with Colombo reporting the highest number of infected patients, official statistics revealed on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Pakistan's new National Assembly begins session, 329 members take oath
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) The maiden session of Pakistan's newly-elected National Assembly began here on Monday, with the outgoing speaker administering the oath to 329 members of the Lower House of the Parliament as part of the country's second democratic transition of power.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Fukushima residents complain over child's statue in radiation suit
Tokyo, Aug 13 (IANS) Residents of Japan's Fukushima city have demanded the removal of a statue of a child in a protective suit, saying it gives the impression that the area is unfit for human habitation as a result of the 2011 nuclear disaster.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
England's Rashid acheives rare feat
London, Aug 13 (IANS) England rode on an all-round effort to cruise to an innings and 159-run win over India in the Lord's Test, but there was one man in leg-spinner Adil Rashid, who achieved a rather dubious record of being part of a winning outfit without any contribution.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
See Sridevi's reflection in Janhvi, Khushi: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) On Sridevi's 55th birth anniversary on Monday, actor Anil Kapoor wrote a heartfelt note saying that he sees the reflection of the late star in her daughters Janhvi and Khushi.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Why won't NASA's Parker Solar Probe melt?
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, a moot question arises: Why won't it melt?
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
I always wanted to do an Indian family film: Varun Dhawan
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming "Sui Dhaaga", says that he always wanted to do an Indian family film that goes to all parts of the country.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Reliance Jio leads India feature phone market in Q2 2018: IDC
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Reliance Jio, the telecom operator and the main driver of the 4G feature phone segment with its JioPhones, remained the top vendor in the overall feature phone market in India in the second quarter of this year, according to data from International Data Corporation (IDC).
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Acquisition of 6 next generation offshore patrol vessels approved
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The government on Monday approved the procurement of six indigenously-built next generation offshore patrol vessels at a cost of nearly Rs 5,000 crore for the Indian Navy to be used in military operations other than war, like anti-piracy and counter-infiltration missions.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
'Doodle 4 Google' can get you Rs 5 lakh scholarship
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Google on Monday announced the "2018 Doodle 4 Google" contest inviting creative, art-loving students from across India to bring their imagination to life for the search engine giant's logo.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Samsung or Xiaomi, Who's leader of smartphone market in India?
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Smartphone users in India are a confused lot after market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) on Monday crowned Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi with a market share of 29.7 per cent and placed Samsung in the second spot with a share of 23.9 per cent.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tecno Mobile launches 2 budget smartphones (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Expanding its camera-centric portfolio, Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings' subsidiary Tecno Mobile on Monday launched two budget smartphones in India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pollution check: SC okays colour-coded stickers for vehicles
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday accepted Centre's proposal to have hologram-based colour-coded stickers on vehicles that would help in identifying automobiles running on various kinds of fuels.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Somnath Chatterjee: A die-hard Marxist forsaken by his party (Obituary)
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) For long the voice of Opposition, Somnath Chatterjee was the first Communist Speaker of the Lok Sabha and one who defied his party and refused to quit the post over the Indo-US nuclear deal in 2008, leading to his expulsion from the CPI-M.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Four Delhi principals to issue Learner's Driving License
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a first of its kind initiative, principals of four Delhi government colleges were appointed as the Licensing Authority for issuing Learner's Driving License for students.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Anushka was afraid to play Mamata in 'Sui Dhaaga'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film "Sui Dhaaga", says she was afraid to play the role of Mamata in the movie.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chargsheet filed against Kejriwal, Sisodia in CS 'assault' case
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for allegedly assaulting Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jodhpur, Marwar cleanest stations: Railway Minister
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Jodhpur and Marwar railway stations in Rajasthan were declared the cleanest in the third cleanliness survey, released on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
AIFF hints at India playing more friendlies with West Asian countries
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) senior vice president Subrata Dutta, who was elected vice president of the South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF) recently, on Monday said the Indian football team will play friendlies with West Asian teams on a regular basis from now on.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
JNU scholar Umar Khalid targeted, escapes
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) An unidentified man opened fire at controversial Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) scholar Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club here on Monday but he escaped unhurt, police said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadal downs Tsitsipas, Halep defeats Stephens to win at Toronto
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Spanish World No. 1 Rafael Nadal defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece while Romania's Simona Halep overcame the tenacious resistance of America's Sloane Stephens in the final of the Rogers Cup here.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Tennis
Alagiri targets Stalin - after Karunanidhi's death
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Six days after the death of M. Karunanidhi, his elder son and former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri on Monday asserted that "true loyalists" of his late father were with him and that his brother M.K. Stalin was a poor leader.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Singer Aretha Franklin in critical condition
Detroit, Aug 13 (IANS) "Respect" fame singer Aretha Franklin is believed to be 'gravely ill, with the music icons family gathering at her bedside.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan frees 30 Indian prisoners
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, in a goodwill gesture ahead of the country's Independence Day.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Arms racket busted in Bengal, two arrested
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Police on Monday busted an arms racket at south 24 Parganas district's Sonarpur area and arrested two persons.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coronary artery compression in kids is dangerously common: Study
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) The incidence of compression of the heart muscle and coronary arteries in children fitted with pacemakers may be slightly more common than previously believed, say cardiologists advocating stricter monitoring to identify and prevent complications.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Global cues, weak rupee depress equity indices; rupee hits fresh low
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues along with weakness in the Indian rupee and caution ahead of the release of macro-economic inflation data point subdued the key Indian equity indices on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Counter-protesters outnumber white supremacists in Washington rally
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Counter-protesters outnumbered a small group of white supremacists as it staged a rally near the White House here, media reports said.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
There is need for data exchanges in India: IT Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) India recognises the enormous potential of Big Data and analytics in enriching the economy and the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) is mulling over the pros and cons of setting up data exchanges in the country, a senior official said here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Techno Mobile launches 2 budget smartphones
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Expanding its camera-centric portfolio, Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings' subsidiary Tecno Mobile on Monday launched two budget smartphones in India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP wants simultaneous polls, Amit Shah tells law panel
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The BJP on Monday upped its demand for simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha polls with its President Amit Shah writing to the Law Commission asserting that this would cut the huge expenses running into thousands of crore of rupees spent on elections.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Karnataka CM condoles Somnath's death
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday mourned the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, describing the veteran parliamentarian as a towering figure in Indian politics.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
JNU scholar Umar Khalid targeted
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) An unidentified man opened fire at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) scholar Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club here on Monday, police said. Khalid escaped unhurt.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TLC India launches travel scholarship to explore India
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Lifestyle channel TLC India on Monday announced a contest through which they will be giving three winners travel scholarship to explore India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC notice to Centre on plea for court-monitored CBI probe into official's suicide
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a plea seeking court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged suicide of senior bureaucrat B.K. Bansal in 2016.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US Ambassador meets Rijiju in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster called on Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Maldives wants to rid itself of excessive Indian influence: Chinese media
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) The Maldives asking India to take back its military helicopters and personnel deployed there reflects the country's "increasing desire to rid itself of the excessive Indian influence", Chinese state media has said.
2018-08-13
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India steps up vigil on borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Independence Day, Indian authorities have asked security forces to increase vigil along the international borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar, officials said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis
Ankara, Aug 13 (IANS) The Central Bank of Turkey (TCMB) on Monday announced it will provide all required liquidity to ensure financial stability after the collapse of the Turkish lira against the US dollar. The crisis has rattled markets around the world.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Should DMK-AIADMK refashion their strategy?
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) As the DMK prepares for life after its late President M. Karunanidhi, questions have cropped up whether the party and AIADMK should refashion their core strategy in the void left by him and his arch rival J. Jayalalithaa.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Golfer Koepka wins PGA Championship
St. Louis (Missouri), Aug 13 (IANS) American golfer Brooks Koepka on Sunday won his third major championship at the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Championship, overcoming legendary Tiger Woods by two strokes here on Sunday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Golf
TN leaders condole Somnath's death
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu leaders on Monday condoled the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Photo-editing app on Instagram faces users' ire
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Instagram is facing criticism for not removing an advertisement of a paid photo editing app "Facetune" that is targetted at women under 25 years of age.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Odisha CM invites Chinese team for investors' meet in Nov
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday invited a business delegation of Fujian province of China to participate in the Make in Odisha conclave scheduled in November this year.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Hearing of pending graft cases against Sharif adjourned
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) An accountability court here on Monday adjourned the hearings of two remaining corruption references against deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family till August 15 following a commotion over reported firing outside the court premises, the media reported.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Autistic women lack access to reproductive planning: Study
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities like autism and Down syndrome have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, indicating a lack of access to reproductive planning, a new study has found.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Maharashtra mourns Somnath
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Maharashtra leaders on Monday mourned the death of veteran Communist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee in Kolkata.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sanskrit dance drama to be enacted in 6-day festival
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Performances of Kerala's Sanskrit theatre, Kutiyattam, deemed as one of India's oldest living theatrical traditions, will be held at a six-day festival at the India International Centre (IIC) here, starting Thursday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Chatterjee was role-model MP: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee died at a time when parliamentary democracy and Constitutional values in the country are under "stress".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Somnath's body to be donated to hospital
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who died on Monday in a clinic, will be accorded a gun salute at the West Bengal Assembly. Later, his body will be donated to the state-run SSKM Hospital in line with his pledge.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Joseph Kahn attacks BTS band members
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) Korean-American film and music video director Joseph Jun-hee Kahn has accused BTS music band members of having plastic surgery.
2018-08-13
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fatima Sana Shaikh to endorse watch brand
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) "Dangal" star Fatima Sana Shaikh has been announced as the brand ambassador of watch label Fossil India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
ASUS India launches 3 new laptops in ZENBook Series
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Taiwanese technology company ASUS on Monday unveiled three new models in its popular ZENBook Series in India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Show Stopping Bride' is for brides of today, says Payal Singhal
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Desinger Payal Singhal, who will be showcasing a range titled 'Show Stopping Bride' at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2018, says the collection is an ode to the past, reinvented for the brides of today.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Exhibition displays artist's watercolours that play with light
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The recent works of Manish Pushkale, a painter of light and luminosity, are exhibited at the Akar Prakar art gallery here from Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sri Lankan tourist police told to learn Hindi
Colombo, Aug 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara on Monday said 25 new police posts will be set up covering all main the tourist spots across the country for visitors' security. And police personnel have been asked to learn Hindi.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Four killed in MP road accident
Bhopal, Aug 13 (IANS) Four teachers from Madhya Pradesh were killed early on Monday while returning from a tour of Agra, police said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
100 Afghan soldiers go missing from Ghazni
Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) About 100 soldiers of the Afghan Special Force have gone missing in the Ghazni province, where government troops are battling Taliban militants backed by US airstrikes, authorities said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Global cues, weak rupee subdue equity indices; banking stocks fall
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues along with weakness in the Indian rupee subdued the key Indian equity indices on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Death toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 436
Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) Indonesian authorities on Monday raised the death toll from a devastating 7-magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Lombok on August 5 to 436.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Shiv Sena dismisses PM's interviews as 'propaganda'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) In its first reaction to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's published interview, BJP ally Shiv Sena on Monday described it as "akin to sheer propaganda".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nation grieves for Somnath Chatterjee (National Lead)
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying glowing tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, one of the country's most respected parliamentarians who died here in the morning.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Leicester's costliest buy, Slimani, joins Fenerbahçe on loan
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Leicester City's record signing, Algerian forward Islam Slimani has joined Turkish football outfit Fenerbahçe on a season-long loan.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
China imposes cooling-off period on couples seeking divorce
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) Chinese courts have began to impose a cooling-off period on couples, seeking to legally separate, in an effort to check the increasing divorce rate in the country, authorities said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion
Video game to improve empathy in school kids
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Playing certain video games can boost kids' empathy, and learning such skills may change neural connections in the brain, researchers said.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Microsoft builds digital solution for CBSE to prevent paper leaks
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which came under heavy criticism this year following the leak of class 10 mathematics paper and class 12 economics paper, has forged a partnership with tech giant Microsoft to prevent such leaks in the future.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
DMK's true loyalists with me: Alagiri
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri on Monday claimed that "true loyalists" of M. Karunanidhi, his father and the late DMK President, were with him.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Marijuana safe to treat epilepsy in kids: Study
Sydney Aug 13 (IANS) Consuming a marijuana-based drug may be safe in treating children with severe epilepsy, results of a clinical trial has showed.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Dembele, Ter Stegen help Barcelona win Spanish Supercup
Tangier (Morocco), Aug 13 (IANS) Ousmane Dembele scored a spectacular 25-yard shot with just over 10 minutes remaining and goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen saved a last minute penalty to give FC Barcelona a 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Spanish Supercup.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Morocco,Sports,Football
Brazil's Internacional sign Peruvian striker Paolo
Sao Paulo, Aug 13 (IANS) Brazilian football club Internacional has confirmed the signing of Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero for the next three seasons, after his contract with Flamengo expired on Friday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Boss' incivility can lead to bad parenting: Study
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Do you behave rudely with your employees? Besides leading to low performance, high levels of stress, impaired attention, your incivility at workplace is also likely to negatively affect their parenting skills and behaviour towards their children, says a study.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion
This Independence Day, savour famous delicacies from different regions
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) There is no denying the fact that Indian food is as vast as its culture and lifestyle. The taste buds of Indians span beyond their regions as every part has its own specialty. So why not try some of the famous delicacies from different regions this Independence Day.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Louise Thompson, Ryan Libbey engaged
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) Television personality Louise Thompson has got engaged to her boyfriend Ryan Libbey at a private getaway.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lewandowski fires hat-trick as Bayern smash Eintracht in German Supercup
Berlin, Aug 13 (IANS) A hat-trick from striker Robert Lewandowski, completed by goals from France's Kingsley Coman and Spain's Thiago Alcantara, saw Bayern Munich floor Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 and clinch the German Super Cup title for the seventh time.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Alpha' secures China release date
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) Albert Hughe's historical drama film "Alpha" is now all set to release in China.
2018-08-13
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Koreas to hold summit in Pyongyang in September
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) South Korea and North Korea on Monday agreed to hold a summit meeting of their leaders in Pyongyang in September.
2018-08-13
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Schalke head coach Tedesco pens new contract
Berlin, Aug 13 (IANS) Schalke head coach Domenico Tedesco has agreed on a contract extension, signing a new contract until June 2022.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Accident at Spain music festival leaves many injured
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Dozens of people have been injured, four seriously, after a section of wooden promenade collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Spain's Galicia, police said, confirming that no life was lost.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paris Jackson returned on stage a day after surgery for Abscess
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress-model Paris Jackson underwent surgery to remove an abscess - and despite the pain, she was onstage the next day to perform with her new band, The Soundflowers.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Image of Punjabis changing in Bollywood, says Jassi Gill
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Jassi Gill says with actors like Diljit Dosanjh and himself coming to Bollywood, the myth about Punjabis being loud is "changing".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Excessive air pollution affects 660 m Indians: Researchers
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) More than 660 million Indians are exposed to high air pollution as they live in areas where the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exceeds the permissible limit, researchers said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bangladesh court sentences five to death for war crimes
Dhaka, Aug 13 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced five convicts to death for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gemma pens short story about her bond character
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Gemma Arterton has written a short story based on her Bond film character titled "Strawberry Fields".
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Women's groups blast Venice fest for lack of female representation
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) The Venice Film Festival has come under fire from the European Womens Audiovisual Network (EWA) and several other advocacy groups for virtually shutting out female directors from its competition section.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Parliamenatry panel suggests periodic revision of train fares
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Taking note of the increasing amount of pension and losses in the passenger buisness, a parliamentary committee has suggested rationalisation of train fares while advocating that the Finance Ministry should partly bear the pension liability of the Indian Railways.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dead
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker and eminent barrister Somnath Chatterjee died here on Monday at a private clinic following a cardiac arrest and prolonged old-age-related illness, nursing home sources said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Odisha CM condoles Somnath Chatterjee's death
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday mourned the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, describing him as a stalwart parliamentarian.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
'Hichki' story has universal resonance: Rani Mukerji
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji, who has bagged the Best Actress Award for "Hichki" at the Indian Film Festival Melbourne (IFFM), says the film is a story that has universal resonance, and its spirit of positivity won over Indians and locals in Australia.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
6 dead, 8 trapped in Pakistan mine explosion
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) At least six people have been killed and eight are still trapped following a gas explosion in a coal mine in Pakistan's Balochistan province, police said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rain claims 5 lives in Himachal; hundreds stranded as highways shut
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh claimed five lives and hundreds remained stranded across the state after incessant rainfall triggered landslides and snapped road links, an official said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Want people to recognize connection between man, nature: Dia Mirza
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress and the brand ambassador of Wildlife Trust of India Dia Mirza, who has been associated with conservation of elephants and is part of the ongoing Gaj Mahotsav, says the only way one can bring about change in the society against animal abuse is by helping people recognize the deep connection between man and nature.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan's new National Assembly begins its session
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) The inaugural session of Pakistan's 15th National Assembly (NA) was underway here on Monday during which 331 members of the Lower House of Parliament took oath after their election in the July 25 general elections.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UP CM mourns demise of Somnath Chatterjee
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday condoled the demise of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who died at the age of 89 at a Kolkata hospital.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Turkey's currency crisis gets worse with fresh 11% plunge
Ankara, Aug 13 (IANS) Turkey's currency nosedived again Monday with a fresh 11 per cent plunge as fears deepened about the country's ability to deal with a crisis that has rattled markets around the world.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy
Aamir congratulates Maharashtra village for winning 'Water Cup'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan has wished Takewadi Andhali, a village in Maharashtra for winning the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2018. He also wished all the participating villages across Maharashtra and said that everybody wins against drought.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Death toll reaches 36 in Laos dam collapse, 98 missing
Vientiane, Aug 13 (IANS) The death toll in the flooding caused by a dam collapse in Laos has climbed to 36 while 98 are still missing, national daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Why silent over pro-Khalistan rally in London, asks Congress
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Describing the pro-Khalistan rally in London by the Sikhs as a conspiracy to divide the country, the Congress on Monday questioned the Narendra Modi-led government's silence on it.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Blue light from digital devices could accelerate blindness
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Blue light from digital devices including smartphones could accelerate blindness, researchers have found.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Great loss for us: Mamata on Chatterjee's demise
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condoled the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee by calling it a great loss.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Ian Bishop one of my all time favourite players: SRK
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says Trinidadian cricketer Ian Bishop is one of his all-time favourite players.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Telangana CM condoles Somnath Chatterjee's demise
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao expressed his deep condolences on the demise of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Hippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya
Nairobi, Aug 13 (IANS) A hippopotamus attacked and killed a Chinese tourist in Kenya over the weekend, according to wildlife authorities.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Sunny Leone always wanted to play a warrior
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone, who is all set to make her debut in a Tamil film, says she always wanted to play a warrior.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mesut Özil a thorough gentleman, true champion: Ranveer Singh
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who is an ardent lover of football, has praised Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil by calling him a thorough gentleman and a true champion.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
US white nationalists outnumbered in own rally
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) White nationalists staged a rally near the White House here but were vastly outnumbered by throngs of counter-protesters.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Why won't NASA's Parker Solar Probe melt?
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, the question arises: Why won't it melt?
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Kovind, Modi mourn Somnath Chatterjee's demise
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday mourned the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Manoj Bajpayee-starrer 'Gali Guleiyan' to release on Sep 7
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Debutant Dipesh Jain's "Gali Guleiyan", for which Manoj Bajpayee was feted with the Best Actor Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), will hit the screens on September 7.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Equity indices open in red on weak Asian cues
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a negative note on Monday tracking a similar trend in the Asian markets.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Oracle selects 18 new start-ups for Cloud innovation in India
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle on Monday announced that it has selected 18 new start-ups for its "Start-up Cloud Accelerator" programme in India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Somnath Chaterjee passes away, Rahul hails him as 'institution'
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chaterjee died at a Kolkata nursing home on Monday following a cardiac arrest and prolonged age-related ailments. Congress President Rahul Gandhi hailed him as "an institution", respected by all parliamentarians.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said it was "great" that consumers might boycott American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson if it moves some of the company's production overseas.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
China designs spacecraft to extend lifespan of satellites
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) Chinese scientists are designing a new type of spacecraft that can move a de-orbiting satellite back into its intended orbit, thus extending its period of service, media reports said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Ad firms suffer as Google, Facebook dominate digital dollars: Report
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) The dominance of Google and Facebook of digital advertising has led to the number of independent and smaller ad tech companies falling 21 per cent since 2013 to 185 in the second quarter of 2018, the media reported.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Technology
Former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee died here on Monday at a private clinic following a cardiac arrest and prolonged illness, nursing home sources said. He was 89.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Cloudy Monday morning in Delhi, rains likely
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) It was a cloudy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rains in Himachal close highways; hundreds stranded
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) After heavy overnight rains, most of the roads in the interiors of Himachal Pradesh remained closed to traffic on Monday, stranding hundreds of travellers and commuters.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Amarnath Yatra to remain temporarily suspended from Jammu
Jammu, Aug 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian and Pakistan Independence Day celebrations, authorities on Monday decided to suspend the Amarnath Yatra from Jammu for three days to ensure safety and security of the pilgrims.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
North, South Korea to decide date, venue for 3rd summit
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) North and South Korea launched high-level talks on Monday to discuss the date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
2018-08-13
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Militants abduct, kill civilian in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Militants abducted and killed a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Katie Price wants to marry Kris Boyson
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) TV personality Katie Price is planning to get married to her boyfriend Kris Boyson despite still being married to Kieran Hayler.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Yemeni children stage protest against Saudi coalition
Sanaa, Aug 13 (IANS) Dozens of Yemeni children gathered on Sunday in the capital Sanaa to protest against airstrikes by the Saudi-led international coalition, which is believed to be behind the recent bombing of three buses that killed at least 51 people, mostly children.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nine killed in Taiwan hospital blaze
Taipei, Aug 13 (IANS) Nine people were killed and 16 injured as fire engulfed a hospital in Taiwan's New Taipei City on Monday, officials said.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Varun, Anushka step out of 'comfort zone' for 'Sui Dhaaga'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Producer Maneesh Sharma says actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma relished the chance to go out of the comfort zone for their upcoming film "Sui Dhaaga - Made in India".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Putin, Rohani emphasize mutual cooperation in Syria
Astana, Aug 13 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday emphasized the cooperation between their two countries in the fight against terrorism in Syria during their bilateral meeting within the framework of the 5th Caspian Summit being held in the Kazakh city of Aktau.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Kazakhstan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Netanyahu criticizes rallies against nation-state law
Jerusalem, Aug 13 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday criticized rallies that took place in Tel Aviv against a controversial law recently approved by parliament declaring Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Erdogan calls lira plunge 'plot'
Ankara, Aug 13 (IANS) The plunge of Turkish lira is "a plot against Turkey" and the country will seek new partners and markets if the US does not back down on its hostile policy, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Jacqueline suggests five essentials for fitness wardrobe
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Whether you're running marathons, sweating it out on the treadmill or channeling inner peace through yoga, you need the right wardrobe to keep yourself comfortable. Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, also a fitness enthusiast, has some suggestions.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jordan completes counter-terrorist raid in Al Salt
Amman, Aug 13 (IANS) Jordan on Sunday announced to have completed a raid by security forces against a cell of terrorists in the city of Al Salt.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Jordan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Anti-white supremacist protesters crowd downtown Washington
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Thousands of anti-protesters gathered in several locations in Washington on Sunday, hours before a controversial right supremacist rally is scheduled.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Windsor 'still has a laugh' as she battles Alzheimer's
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Rita Simons says that her former "EastEnders" co-star Barbara Windsor is "having some really good days" while coping with her degenerative ailment.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
10 injured in shooting at street party in Manchester
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Ten people, including two children, were injured in a shooting at a street party early on Sunday in Manchester, British Police said.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Taliban continue offensive to seize Ghazni
Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) The Taliban on Sunday continued with their offensive to seize control of the strategic easter Afghan city of Ghazni, the third day in a row on which their forces battled government troops supported by US airstrikes.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Telangana attracted Rs 10,000-cr investment in life sciences: Minister
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Telangana's life sciences sector has attracted Rs 10,222 crore in investment during the last four years, including Rs 3,000 crore in research and development, Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
England outplay India by innings & 159 run at Lord's
London, Aug 12 (IANS) England bowled out India for 130 runs in the second innings to win the second Test by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the play here on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Japanese town named after Hindu goddess Lakshmi: Consul General
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) 'Kichijoi', a town near Tokyo in Japan, was named after Hindu goddess Lakshmi, consort of Hindu god Vishnu," said Takayuki Kitagawa, Consul General of Japan, on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Diplomacy
PVR Cinemas to acquire southern multiplex major SPI Cinemas
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Multiplex theatre major PVR Ltd on Sunday said its Board of Directors has approved the acquisition of 71.69 per cent stake in SPI Cinemas Pvt Ltd, involved in the business of movie exhibition and allied businesses, for Rs 633 crore.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP, Trinamool politicising Assam NRC, misguiding people: Congress
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The West Bengal Congress leadership on Sunday accused the BJP and Trinamool Congress of politicising the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and misguiding people about the issue.
2018-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kerala situation very serious, says Rajnath as he assures full help
Kochi/New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday described the situation in the flood-affected areas of Kerala as "very serious" and assured the state of all possible help from the Centre.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England beat India by an innings & 159 run in 2nd Test
London, Aug 12 (IANS) England bowled out India for 130 runs in the second innings to win the second Test by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the play on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India to launch GSAT-32 in October 2019 to replace GSAT-6A
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian space agency ISRO will launch GSAT-32 satellite in October 2019 to replace GSAT-6A which stopped communicating a few days after its launch on March 29, an official said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Valencia sign Atletico forward Gameiro
Valencia (Spain), Aug 12 (IANS) Valencia CF on Sunday announced that they have reached an agreement to sign French forward Kevin Gameiro from their La Liga rival Atletico Madrid.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Liverpool begin EPL season with 4-0 rout of West Ham
Liverpool, Aug 12 (IANS) Liverpool FC began their 2018/2019 English Premier League (EPL) football season in an overwhelming fashion, crushing West Ham United FC 4-0 at the Anfield stadium here on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Tirupati medical college student commits suicide
Vijayawada, Aug 12 (IANS) A girl student of Sri Venkateswara Medical College in Tirupati committed suicide on Sunday, the second such incident in a week, police said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Israel demands 'complete cease-fire' in Gaza: Netanyahu
Tel Aviv, Aug 12 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will continue to fight Hamas in Gaza before a "complete cease-fire" is achieved.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
One held for burning Constitution's copy: Police
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A youth leader was arrested from Haryana on charge of burning a copy of the Constitution of India and shouting slogan against Dr B.R. Ambedkar at a protest here, police said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brazil's Ronaldo to be discharged from Spanish hospital on Monday
Ibiza (Spain), Aug 12 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Ronaldo is expected to be discharged from a hospital in the Spanish island of Ibiza on Monday after being diagnosed with severe flu, sources close to the former star said.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Arianespace to launch 3 more heavy Indian satellites
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Global commercial launch provider Arianespace would launch three more heavy Indian satellites from its rocket port at Kourou in French Guiana over the next 9 months, a top space official said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
BJP will win 74 LS seats in UP in 2019 polls: Shah
Meerut, Aug 12 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said the party will win 74 of the 80 parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 elections.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
England reduce India to 66/6 in 2nd innings (Tea)
London, Aug 12 (IANS) England pacer Stuart Broad took all the four wickets in the second session of the fourth day's play to push India on the verge of defeat in the second Test, with the tourists reaching 66/6 at tea here on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Man-animal conflict existential crisis for humans: Prabhu
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said the man-animal conflict was an "existential crisis for humans" rather than animals.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
18 killed in Syria arms depot blast
Damascus, Aug 12 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed on Sunday when an explosion rocked the rebel-held town of Sarmada in northern Syria near the Turkish border, a monitoring group reported.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bridge blown up in '71 war restored in Punjab
Ferozepur (Punjab), Aug 12 (IANS) A strategically important bridge in Punjab's Ferozepur district was on Sunday dedicated to the nation by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman -- 47 years after the old one was blown off in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Soldier killed in explosion in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A soldier was killed on Sunday in an explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri Sector in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Ex-Speaker Somnath Chatterjee 'stable but critical' after heart attack
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was hospitalised in a critical condition last week, suffered a heart attack on Sunday morning, a hospital official said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Jilted lover held for killing married woman in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A married woman was strangled to death by a jilted lover here after she turned down his proposal to marry him, police said on Sunday, adding that the accused has been arrested.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Burning of Constitution's copy at behest of those in power: Sisodia
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said that the burning of a copy of the Constitution of India here was done at the behest of those in power at the Centre.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India to launch 2 space missions every month
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) India is ready to launch two space missions every month, with 31 launches slated to take place over the coming 16 months, a top official said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Modi flays lynching, his ministers glorify it: AAP
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday questioned the veracity of Prime Minister Narendra Modis claim that lynching people was an unjustifiable crime, asking if that was true how come his Ministers were perceived to be glorifying it.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Schalke confirms Kegrer's transfer to PSG
Berlin, Aug 12 (IANS) Schalke confirmed on Sunday that it had reached an agreement on the transfer of its centre-back Thilo Kehrer to Paris Saint-Germain.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Telangana MP's son arrested for sexual harassment
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Telangana Police on Sunday arrested Rajya Sabha MP D. Srinivas' son D. Sanjay on charges of sexually harassing students of his college.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA arrests two Hyderabadi youths for ISIS links
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested two youths here for alleged links with the international terror outfit ISIS.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Modi building narrative through lies: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Congress said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not list a single achievement of his government in his interviews and alleged that he was seeking to build a narrative for the BJP by "weaving lies and concocting theories".
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IFFM Awards: Rani, Manoj named Best Actors, 'Sanju' wins Best Film
Melbourne, Aug 12 (IANS) Rajkumar Hirania's "Sanju" on Sunday walked away with the Best Film honour here at the Westpac IFFM Awards night, where Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Actor for his yet-to-release "Gali Guleiyan" and Rani Mukerji was named Best Actress for her performance in "Hichki".
2018-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Diaspora
Delhi Hoopers win 5th round of 3X3 Basketball League
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Delhi Hoopers won the fifth round of 3X3 Basketball League (3BL) with a 21-16 win over Bangalore Machas in the final here on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Spain's Lorenzo beats leader Marquez to win Austrian GP
Spielberg (Austria), Aug 12 (IANS) Spanish MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Ducati on Sunday won the Austrian Grand Prix beating his compatriot Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda in the last round of the race.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Two women inmates of Bihar shelter home die, two staff detained
Patna, Aug 12 (IANS) Two officials of a Patna shelter home were detained on Sunday for questioning after two women inmates died in a hospital, police said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Moderate improvement in Q1 growth trends: CII-ASCON survey
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian economy witnessed a moderate improvement in growth trends in terms of production during the first quarter ending June over the corresponding quarter a year ago, industry chamber CII said on Sunday citing its joint survey conducted with ASCON.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan releases 26 Indian fishermen
Karachi, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan jail authorities here on Sunday released 26 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture on the eve of the inaugural session of the National Assembly where newly-elected members will take oath of their office, the media reported.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Firm owner held for molestation
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The owner of a private company was arrested on Sunday under the POCSO Act for molesting a young woman complainant, then a minor, on various occasions during training in computers in west Delhi, police said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Parker Solar Probe launched on seven-year odyssey: NASA
Miami, Aug 12 (IANS) NASA on Sunday said it had launched Parker Solar Probe, the US space agency's historic small car-sized probe, on its seven-year space odyssey that will take it gradually closer to the Sun at 3.8 million miles.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Flood-hit Kerala seeks Rs 8,316 cr for relief, rehabilitation
Kochi, Aug 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday submitted a memorandum to the visiting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking Rs 8,316 crore as a special package for dealing with the situation arising from unprecedented floods following heavy monsoon rains.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Britney Spears remenisces her debut single
Los Angeles, Aug 12 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears' first single "...Baby one more time" will complete 20 years this October. Recalling that moment, she said it was such a fun and crazy time.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Woman allegedly commits suicide after being gang raped in Reasi district
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) A woman in Reasi near Jammu is believed to have committed suicide after being allegedly gang-raped, police said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golfer Madappa clinches maiden title on Asian Tour
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Young Indian golfer Viaj Madappa carded a four-under 67 in the fourth and final round to claim a two-shot victory and his first title on the Asian Tour at the Take Solutions Masters here on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Kerala situation very serious, says Rajnath Singh after aerial survey
Kochi/Idukki, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday described the situation in the flood-affected areas of Kerala as "very serious" and assured the state of all possible help from the Centre.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
TVS group's Srinivasan gets more support in idol theft case
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) There is more political support for TVS Motor Co Chairman Venu Srinivasan against whom a FIR has been lodged in a case of idol theft, with Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and CPI leader R. Mutharasan backing him.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trinidad pays tribute to Noble laureate Naipaul
Port-of-Spain, Aug 12 (IANS) People in this Caribbean nation on Sunday mourned the death of their national-icon and Noble laureate V.S. Naipaul, with many calling him "one of greatest gifts to the world". Naipaul, born in Chaguanas town of Trinidad, died on Saturday evening.
2018-08-12
Category: International, France,Art/Culture/Books,Diaspora
Bengal BJP alleges constant attack by Trinamool, threatens to retaliate
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) West Bengal BJP leadership on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress of conducting large scale violence and vandalism against their workers across Bengal since their President Amit Shah's rally here on Saturday and warned that the situation would go "out of hands if BJP activists start retaliating".
2018-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana policeman saves man from drowning
Gurugram, Aug 12 (IANS) A Haryana policeman, posted with the Gurugram Crime Branch, on Sunday saved a man from drowning in a Faridabad canal, police said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi calls for resumption of political process in Maldives
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a resumption of the political process in the Maldives.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
India's 2nd lunar mission on Jan 3 with lander, rover
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) India will launch its second lunar mission on January 3 next year to land on the moon with a lander and rover, a top space official said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Opposition unity failed idea, NDA will break records in 2019: Modi (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Debunking opposition plans for a grand alliance as "political adventurism" and a "failed idea", Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed confidence that the BJP-led NDA will get more seats than ever and break all records in the 2019 Lok Sabha battle.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Batshuayi thrilled to join La Liga club Valencia
Valencia (Spain), Aug 12 (IANS) Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi said during his presentation as a new Valencia player on Sunday that he is very happy to join the Spanish club.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
TN CM Palaniswami chairs meeting on Sterlite issue
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday chaired a meeting of ministers and officials to discuss the next course of action in the Sterlite copper smelter plant closure issue.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Shuttler Jayaram loses in Vietnam Open final
Ho Chi Minh City, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram lost to Indonesian Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in straight games in the final of the Vietnam Open here on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Viet Nam,Sports,Badminton
Committed to promoting ease of doing business: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Reiterating that his government is fully committed to promoting 'ease of doing business and ensuring robust economic growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said it has taken several "affirmative actions" in the last four years in this direction.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Innovation award for HP NGO for solar water heating system
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Community-based NGO Himalayan Research Group has won the Himachal Pradesh State Innovation Award for 2016-17 for developing a cost-effective mountain solar water heating system.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Hope Pakistan works for terror-free region: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed the hope that Pakistan will work for a South Asia free of terrorism.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
One dead, 4 injured in J&K explosion
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) One person was killed and four were injured on Sunday in an explosion at a meadow in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri sworn in as Orissa HC Chief Justice
Cuttack, Aug 12 (IANS) Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court here on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India, China understand each other much better: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India and China understand each other much better following his meetings with President Xi Jinping.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Over 70 lakh jobs created in formal sector last year: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Calling the opposition claims on rising unemployment a "political gimmick", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that over 70 lakh jobs were created in the formal sector alone in the last one year.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Scientists develop clothing that can communicate
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Researchers have, for the first time, produced fibres with embedded electronics that are so flexible they can be woven into soft washable fabrics and made into wearable clothing.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Paul Chuckle's tribute to Barry
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Comedian Paul Chuckle paid tribute to his late brother and television entertainer Barry Chuckle while watching their favourite football team's match.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Woman gang-raped on pretext of job in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by three persons on the pretext of job in Odisha's Jajpur district, police said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India trail by 272 at lunch against England
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India were 17/2 in their second innings at lunch, trailing by 272 runs on the fourth day of the second Test match against England here on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bengal civic volunteer arrested for killing mother
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) A civic volunteer was arrested on Sunday for allegedly beating his mother to death in West Bengal's Hoogly district, police said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vijay doesn't want fans to waste time on 'unproductive' activities
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Vijay Devarakonda says he doesn't want his fans, whom he calls "rowdies", to waste even two minutes on any unproductive activity.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Visibility is good if it offers variety: Actors on multiple releases
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Be it National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao or actresses Taapsee Pannu and Shraddha Kapoor, they are ruling Bollywood by having multiple film releases.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
NDA will get more seats in 2019: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Terming the opposition grand alliance as a "failed idea", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the the BJP-led NDA will definitely get more seats in the next Lok Sabha polls than it got in 2014 and break all records.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
V.S. Naipaul dead, admirers say legacy will live on (Roundup)
London/New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Nobel Prize-winning writer V.S. Naipaul, known for his celebrated works like "An Area of Darkness" and "A House for Mr Biswas", has died at age 85. The literary fraternity mourned his passing and said his rich legacy will live on for generations to come.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Discus thrower Perkovic makes history with 5th European title
Berlin, Aug 12 (IANS) Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic, double Olympic and world champion, made history by securing her fifth European title with a 67.62-metre throw. No other athlete has won five titles in the history of the European Athletics Championships.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Athletics
Happy with A certificate for 'Satyameva Jayate': Nikkhil Advani
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Producer Nikkhil Advani says the 'A' certificate for Milap Zaveri's anti-corruption film "Satyameva Jayate" is most welcome. The violence, the CBFC felt, was "extremely relevant".
2018-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Won't play again with Spain, says Pique
Barcelona, Aug 12 (IANS) FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said that he will never again play for Spain's national football squad, despite the 2010 FIFA World Cup winners beginning a new era with his former club coach Luis Enrique Martinez.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Liam Payne moves on from Cheryl
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Former One Direction star Liam Payne moved on from singer Cheryl by dating a girl half her age.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Juarez defeats Japan's Nuki to retain bantamweight belt
Mexico City, Aug 12 (IANS) Mexican Mariana Juarez retained her World Bantamweight Championship of the World Boxing Council by defeating Japan's Terumi Nuki in the Arena Mexico stadium.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Other Sports
Hamill once advised Schwarzenegger to lose his accent
Los Angeles, Aug 12 (IANS) "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill once advised Austrian-American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to lose his accent and last name.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Real Madrid beat AC Milan 3-1 to lift Santiago Bernabeu Trophy
Madrod, Aug 12 (IANS) Real Madrid defeated AC Milan 3-1 to win the 39th Santiago Bernabeu Trophy, with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema starring with the goals for the Spanish football giants.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
England declare at 396-7, take 289 run lead vs India
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Chris Woakes (137) remained unbeaten as England declared their first innings at 396/7, taking a 289 runs lead against India on the fourth day of the the second Test match here on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Your work emails can affect your health, relationships
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Does your boss expects you to be ever-connected on emails and work without boundaries? If so, besides causing harm to your health and well-being, it could also lead to conflict in family relationships, a new study has revealed.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Iran denies plans to talk with US during UNGA meet
Tehran, Aug 12 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Tehran has no plan to talk with the US on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Advanced low-vision aid can help around 6 mn people in India: Expert
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Almost nine million people in India are now visually impaired, which is the highest number over the past two decades, but six million of them can be helped with advanced low-vision aids, according to an expert
2018-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
6 shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Six people were shot dead in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, police said.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dia Mirza launches 'wild anthem'
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza, also an activist for clean and green environment, on Sunday unveiled a 'wild anthem' titled "Mere desh ki zameen".
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Head coach Breitenreiter extends stay at Hannover
Berlin, Aug 12 (IANS) Hannover and head coach Andre Breitenreiter have agreed on a contract extension, the Bundesliga club announced in an official statement.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Ashi cuts 67 birthday cakes
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) "Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hain" actress Ashi Singh, who turned 21 on Sunday, has cut 67 birthday cakes.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India to soon launch space science channel: ISRO
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) India will soon launch a dedicated space and science television channel to make their benefits reach people across the country, a top official said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Media,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
Potpourri of Indian arts to end in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A five-day multidisciplinary programme "Incredible India", giving platform to classical and folk dances, music, Indian cuisine and painting, will conclude at Connaught Places Central Park here on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Weather alarms highlight need to accelerate low-carbon economY
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With India too witnessing a change in its weather patterns, researchers believe climate change may not only challenge the country's conventional development pathways but also pose a serious threat to its economy.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal promoting off-season vegetable cultivation
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is promoting off-season vegetable production in a big way for which emphasis has been laid on providing adequate irrigation facilities, an official said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Espanyol defeat Monchengladbach to earn 6th pre-season win
Wegberg (Germany), Aug 12 (IANS) La Liga's Espanyol, which has shown improvement under new head coach Rubi, defeated Bundesliga's Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 for its sixth pre-season win in as many matches.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Treating depression in child may boost parent's mental health
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviours as a new study suggests that treating depression in teenagers may benefit their parents' mental health too.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Halep routs Barty to reach Montreal final
Montreal, Aug 12 (IANS) Top-ranked Romanian Simona Halep brushed aside surprise semi-finalist Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final of the Rogers Cup here.
2018-08-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Jindal Art Institute offers classes in performing arts
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Offering classes in classical dance forms, musical instruments, theatre and fitness, the Jindal Art Institute (JAI), held its inaugural showcase here.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
I share Trump's vision of prosperity for India, US: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Amid uncertainties regarding US President Donald Trump's trade and visa policies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he shares Trump's vision of prosperity for India and the US.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Inter Milan beat Atletico in International Champions Cup final
Madrid, Aug 12 (IANS) Atletico Madrid will prepare for next week's UEFA Super Cup clash with rivals Real Madrid with more doubts than certainties, after losing 0-1 to Inter Milan in the final match of the International Champions Cup.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Jammu-Srinagar highway restored
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was restored for traffic on Sunday after remaining closed for several hours because of a fallen boulder.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
5 injured in J&K explosion
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Five youths were injured on Sunday in an explosion at a meadow in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Glitch-ridden GST was due to lack of time: GSTN CEO
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The IT backbone of the Goods and Services Tax was not given enough time to prepare a system to the satisfaction of the GSTN which led to the glitches in the implementation of the new tax regime, a top official said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Bored of playing negative characters: Jim Sarbh (IANS Interview) (Lead, correcting name of actor)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) He created an impression with his powerful portrayal of negative characters in films like "Neerja", "Raabta" and "Padmaavat", but actor Jim Sarbh now wants to look beyond these "one-sided characters" as he says he is really tired of playing people "who don't care about" others.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Amitabh Bachchan remembers mother on her birth anniversary
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) On the birth anniversary of his late mother Teji Bachchan on Sunday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan got nostalgic and recalled his fondest memories of her.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dulquer not 'actively pursuing' films in Hindi
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salmaan is being lauded for playing a man who initially gives up his passion for his father's wish in the Hindi film "Karwaan". He has another Hindi movie lined up. But the actor says Malayalam movies will always be his primary focus and that he is not actively pursuing films in other languages.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully
Miami, Aug 12 (IANS) NASA on Sunday successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe, the US space agency's historic small car-size probe to "touch the Sun," from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
2 Bihar shelter home women dead
Patna, Aug 12 (IANS) Police in Bihar said on Sunday that two women from a shelter home died at a hospital here.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US snack giant launches operations in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) US snack giant Mondelez has launched operations in Bangladesh, expanding the company's presence in South Asia.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban commander killed in Afghan drone strike
Kabul, Aug 12 (IANS) A key Taliban commander was killed on Sunday in a drone strike that targeted a militant hideout in Afghanistan's Laghman province.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'Beta, leave India to Indians,' Naipaul was once told by mother
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) V.S. Naipaul, known for his timeless books and unsparing views, made his last public appearance in India in January 2015 at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), where he spoke at length and was even moved to tears at the overwhelming reception he got.
2018-08-12
Category: International, India,National,Art/Culture/Books
Karunanidhi: Scratches on my mind firm five years in Chennai (Comment: Special to IANS)
Muthuvel Karunanidhis passing away has brought back disparate images of my five unlikely years in Chennai as regional editor of the Indian Express. I use the term "unlikely" because someone born in Mustafabad, raised in the Urdu ambience of Lucknow would generally be expected to expire from culture shock in the four storeyed office in which every forehead was decorated with vertical, horizontal even circular designs. It was a riot of vermillion, ashen and turmeric. The sight stoked my curiosity but it did not repel me.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads (August 12 is World Elephant Day)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric's power to fight cancer
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
4 killed in J&K construction accident
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Four people were killed and two others injured on Sunday during the construction of a sewage trench in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Metro parking lots to remain shut on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Delhi Metro has decided to close all its parking lots on the eve of Independence day, in view of security concerns, it announced on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
ISRO unveils bust of space pioneer Sarabhai in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Marking the 99th birth anniversary of India's space pioneer Vikram Sarabhai, the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday unveiled his bust at its headquarters here.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech
InfoWars violated rules, but will remain on platform: Twitter
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Twitter said the accounts belonging to US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his media organisation InfoWars will remain online for now, one day after an investigation found that his accounts appeared to have repeatedly violated the company's rules.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Shot putter Tejinder Toor aims for Asiad title
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) He may be a relative newcomer at the international level, but emerging Indian shot put star Tejinder Pal Singh Toor is exuding loads of confidence as he heads into his maiden Asian Games.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Asiad2018,Athletics,Other Sports
Naipaul's death major loss to world of literature: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul, who shared ancestral roots with India.
2018-08-12
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Sonali is my hero: Anupam Kher
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher got the opportunity to spend some quality time with actress Sonali Bendre, who is currently undergoing metastatic cancer treatment here. He says she is his hero.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
50 militants surrender in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 12 (IANS) Fifty militants, including a Taliban key commander, surrendered to Afghan authorities in Badghis province on Sunday, a police spokesman said.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Little bored of playing negative characters: Jim Sarbh (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) He created an impression with his powerful portrayal of negative characters in films like "Neerja", "Raabta" and "Padmaavat", but actor Jim Sarbh now wants to look beyond these "one-sided characters" as he says he is really tired of playing people "who don't care about" others.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
8 killed in small plane crash in Indonesia
Jakarta, Aug 12 (IANS) Eight people were killed and one other person injured after a small plane crashed in Indonesia's Papua province, an official said on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Angels of hope: They make the poor and helpless aware of their rights (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) When Rambabu, a 27-year-old who worked in a ration shop in Patna, got to know he was suffering from brain tumor, he was devastated. But his nightmare was compounded when he travelled over a thousand kilometres in that condition to New Delhi for treatment only to find there was a waiting period of six months at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) referral hospital.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Special Series,Features
I've no formula to play any character: Manoj Bajpayee
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee says as a performer, he does not follow any formula to play any character but approaches things differently every time.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
A quaint European town on a meander of the Danube (Travelogue)
Novi Sad (Serbia), Aug 12 (IANS) Some 90 km from the historic city of Belgrade, the Danube river -- once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire -- makes a winding curve to form a S-shaped meander. Here lies the quaint town of Novi Sad with the Petrovaradin fortress overlooking the landscape.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Government looks to bring efficiency in tea auction system (News Analysis)
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Amid stagnating prices of tea in auctions, the central government is looking at the "imperfection" of the primary market as it aims to bring more efficiency in the system after sellers and buyers of the crop raised issues of operational difficulties along with relatively higher transaction costs involved in the entire process, stakeholders say.
2018-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
US election officials worried as hackers break into EVMs
Las Vegas, Aug 12 (IANS) Amid the growing debate over whether electronic voting machines (EVMs) are hackable or not, elections officials in the US are worried over the increasing "information warfare" as mid-term polls loom.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Honduras,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
40% of young Chinese entrepreneurs are female: Report
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) About 40 per cent of young Chinese entrepreneurs are female, according to a new report.
2018-08-12
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Stolen surfboard returned to owner after 40 years
Canberra, Aug 12 (IANS) A surfboard was returned to its Australian surfer after it was stolen from him 40 years ago, local media reported on Sunday.
2018-08-12
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Inflation rate, rupee, results to steer equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Key macro-economic inflation data points, combined with the last of first quarter earning results and the direction of foreign fund flows, are expected to drive the Indian equity indices next week.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Theos: Dessert lovers' paradise-cum-foodies delight (Foodie Trail - Noida)
Noida, Aug 12 (IANS) If you are craving for irresistibly scrumptious desserts and cuisine that pushes you to indulge your taste buds in more and more sin, then stop by Theos -- a bakery-cum-cafe that offers a wide range of cakes, pastries, puffs, tarts and pies along with a melange of Italian, Mexican, Lebanese and Thai dishes. The Blueberry Japanese cheesecake, Belgian chocolate rasmalai and Penne pasta with mushroom and blue cheese here are mind-blowing.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
What generates pessimistic mood?
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified a brain region that could generate pessimistic moods in disorders such as anxiety or depression that leads people to focus more on the possible downside than the potential benefit in a stressful situation.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Lord's is notorious for low Test scores (Column: Just Sport)
India are in danger of going 0-2 down in the five-Test series against England unless the elements, which made their life miserable after being asked to bat first, conspire to save them or even help them to turn the tables on the hosts.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Himachal sees heavy rains, more in store
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday experienced heavy to very heavy rains with Naina Devi in Bilaspur district recording the highest rainfall in the state at 130 mm, with more showers in store till August 16, the Met office here said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hundreds gather in US city to oppose white supremacy
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Over 600 people gathered in Charlottesville to express their rejection of white supremacy, almost a year after the neo-Nazi protests left three dead in this US city.
2018-08-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Devotees throng Himachal temples despite rains
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from across the region on Sunday thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh to mark the onset of the eight-day long Shravan Ashtami festival, despite incessant rains.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Policeman killed in Srinagar gunfight
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) One policeman was killed and four people were injured on Sunday in a gunfight between militants and security forces here, authorities said.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Water level at Kerala's Idukki dam further decreases
Idukki (Kerala), Aug 12 (IANS) The water level in Kerala's Idukki dam further decreased on Sunday and now stands at 2,399.28 feet even as parts of Ernakulam and Thrissur districts still remain submerged.
2018-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife

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