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Sharif to virtually participate in multiparty conference
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London for treatment, will virtually attend the opposition-led multiparty conference (MPC) scheduled to be held on Sunday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Centre's deadline to AICF warring factions nearing fast
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian chess team recently won the gold medal in the FIDE Online Olympiad and the players were greeted by The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, several ministers and other political leaders.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Pakistan, Afghanistan joint action foils smuggling bid
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) In a joint operation, Pakistani and Afghan customs authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle tonnes of iodine, which can be used for the synthesis of drugs, an official said here.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Liverpool complete signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Liverpool FC have completed a deal for the permanent transfer of mid-fielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Nepal to resume railway services after 7-yr suspension
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) Nepal has planned to resume passenger railway services after a 7-year suspension as two sets of rails that Kathmandu purchased from India have arrived in Janakpur city.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Russia ready to work with new US Prez: FM Lavrov
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS) Russia is ready to work with the winner of the forthcoming US presidential election, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said here.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Hockey India conducts online workshops for new technical officials
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After the launch of the open application submission system for registration of hockey coaches and technical officials in India on the Hockey India Member Unit Portal in July earlier this year, a number of candidates submitted their application to register as an umpire or a technical official.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Can ignoring old loyalists hurt BJP in Bihar?
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of Bihar polls, key officials with just two to five years' history in the party have been made team leaders in the state organisation. This may backfire for the Bharatiya Janata Party as old loyalists associated with it for 30 to 40 years have been asked to play second fiddle.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
In-person early voting begins in Virginia
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) In-person early voting to elect a new US President began in the state of Virginia, much ahead of the November 3 election, and will continue till October 31.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Democrats call for probe into AG over possible poll interference
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Top Democrats in the US House of Representatives have called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General to open a probe into Attorney General William Barr and other political appointees, alleging that they will improperly influence the November 3 election.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Centre's deadline to AICF warring factions nearing fast
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Earliar this month, the Indian chess team won gold medal in the FIDE Online Olympiad and the players were greeted by The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, several ministers and other political leaders.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
India permits onion export to B'desh on 'special consideration'
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian government has granted a special permission to export 25,000 tonnes of onion to Bangladesh, which was blocked in five trucks in the countries' border area, according to local traders.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal Covid-19 cases top 61k with record high daily spike
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) The overall Covid-19 cases in Nepal has increased to 61,653 after the Himalayan country reported a record high spike in the number of single-day infections, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
3 LeT men arrested in J&K, weapons sent by Pak drones recovered (Ld)
Jammu, Sep 19 (IANS) Three suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists have been arrested by the security forces from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir with a large cache of arms and ammunition they had received through drones, officials said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
European Commission unveils new action plan against racism
Brussels, Sep 19 (IANS) The European Commission has unveiled a new plan to step up enforcement and raise more awareness about racism, with the ultimate goal being a shift in people's mindset that such behaviour will not be tolerated in the Europan Union (EU).
2020-09-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Istanbul adopts alternate working hours to curb Covid-19
Istanbul, Sep 19 (IANS) Turkey's biggest city of Istanbul has adopted alternate working hours for public employees to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the wake of the increasing number of daily cases, Governor Ali Yerlikaya announced.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Nabbed Al Qaeda men amassed firecrackers to make IEDs: NIA
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The NIA on Saturday busted an inter-state terror module sponsored by Al Qaeda from Pakistan. There were nine men arrested from West Bengal and Kerala who were planning attacks with IEDS, made from potassium procured from firecrackers. They planned to go to Kashmir for weapons delivery.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
I-League: Gokulam Kerala FC sign defender Deepak Devrani
Kozhikode, Sep 19 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC have signed experienced defender Deepak Devrani for the upcoming I-League season. The defender, who is born and brought up in New Delhi, is a two-time I-League champion.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
UN envoy calls for ceasefire in Syria
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen has called for a nationwide ceasefire in the war-torn country, on the basis of relative calm situation on the ground.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Firefighter dies while battling California wildfire
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) A firefighter died while battling a massive wildfire that was sparked by a gender reveal party two weeks ago in Southern California, bringing the total number of fatalities to 26 so far this year across the US state, authorities said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
3 militants arrested with weapons from J&K's Rajouri
Jammu, Sep 19 (IANS) Security forces arrested three militants along with arms and ammunition on Saturday from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
San Francisco Mayor announces plan to restart indoor dining
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced the US city's plan for restarting indoor dining amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Al-Qaeda men nabbed from Kochi, rented homes during lockdown (3rd Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday busted an inter-state module of Al Qaeda operatives as it conducted raids in West Bengal and Kerala on Saturday morning. Three of the nine Qaeda men were arrested from Ernakulam district.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Terrorism
Maduro reaffirms Venezuela's commitment to UN 2030 Agenda
Caracas, Sep 19 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has informed the UN that his country was still committed to the world body's 2030 Agenda despite US aggressions.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Always enjoy battle against CSK, says Rohit ahead of IPL 13 opener
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the much-anticipated clash against Chennai Super Kings in the opening game of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be played on Saturday evening at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has said that he enjoys playing against the MS Dhoni-led side but is never "overawed" by them.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Guatemalan President tests Covid-19 positive
Guatemala City, Sep 19 (IANS) Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the government said in a statement.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Guatemala,Health/Medicine
US CDC updates guidelines on testing asymptomatic people
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidelines for testing people who do not show symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
In RS, BSP raises quota in Jammu, Cong digital divide
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) BSP's Rajaram on Saturday raised the issue of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes in the Jammu region in the upper House. He claimed in spite of having OBC population of around 35 per cent and SC population of around 17 per cent both groups get 2 and 8 per cent quota, respectively.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Level 3 Covid-19 response declared for Irish capital
Dublin, Sep 19 (IANS) Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has declared a Level 3 response for the country's capital Dublin in order to suppress the rapid rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the city over the past few weeks.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Over 93K Covid cases take India tally across 53L
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Continuing with its massive daily spike, India recorded 93,337 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking its overall tally across the 53-lakh mark, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Boeing provides $700k to wildfire affected communities
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has announced $700,000 in grants to help communities affected by the raging wildfires along the US West Coast.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tour de France: Soren Kragh Andersen wins again on Stage 19
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS) It was a double delight for Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen in the ongoing Tour de France after the Sunweb rider soloed clear of a select move to take a second victory in Stage 19 at Champagnole.
2020-09-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Global call for strengthening UN ahead of 75th anniversary
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of a high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, a group of prominent former government leaders are calling for strengthening the world
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Peruvian Prez rejects audio recordings linking him to fraud
Lima, Sep 19 (IANS) Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has rejected the validity of the audio recordings that allegedly links him to the misuse of government funds due to which impeachment proceedings have started against him.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Realme 7: Fast charging, good overall performance
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a bid to make further inroads into the mid-segment market share in India, Realme has left no stone unturned to date. With the recent launch of its 7 series smartphones, the company has brought some more competition in the hot-selling segment.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NIA arrests 9 Al Qaeda terrorists planning attacks in Delhi-NCR (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Following raids in West Bengal and Kerala, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested nine militants linked with the Al Qaeda terror group, who were planning attacks at several key installations in Delhi-NCR, a spokesperson said.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US SC Justice Ginsburg dies setting up pre-poll confrontation (Ld)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women's rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87 setting up a pre-poll confrontation and raising the stakes in the November 3 presidential election.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Italian Open: Djokovic, Nadal enter quarter-finals
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS) Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have entered the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with straight-set wins in their respective third-round matches.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Vidyut Jammwal: People should talk of kalaripayattu, the Indian martial art
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood action star Vidyut Jammwal says his vision is to popularise the indigenous martial art kalaripayattu through Indian cinema.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Google Drive to delete trashed files after 30 days from Oct 13
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Just like Gmail, Google will now keep your trashed files in its Drive platform for only 30 days and start deleting those once the deadline is crossed, starting October 13.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Lang Ping is great master, says Poland legend Glinka
Warsaw, Sep 19 (IANS) Legendary volleyball player Malgorzata Glinka has said that Chinese coach Lang Ping had a great influence on her career.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
India at the hairpin bend (Comment)
Covid-19 caught the world off-guard. It is embarrassing. It is embarrassing that the economic distress is more acute in India than in the rest of the world, especially when India was projected by many as the emerging star. Published data indicates that GDP contracted by 23.9 per cent during the previous quarter, businesses have had to shut down, jobs are vanishing, incomes are stressed and with unfriendly taxation structures the expansion plans and investments by most businesses are on hold.
2020-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
FIFA approves revised 2019-2022 budget
Zurich, Sep 19 (IANS) Football's global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of $120 million in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Kids need FB account to play Oculus VR games, parents furious
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) The decision by the social networking giant to make it mandatory for users of its Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headset to have a Facebook account has put parents in a bind.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women's rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87, the court said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
NIA arrests 9 Al-Qaeda terrorists
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday morning carried out searches and arrested nine terrorists of banned terror organisation Al-Qaeda.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
TikTok says disappointed with US move to ban app from Sunday
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Video-sharing social networking platform TikTok said it felt disappointed with the decision announced by the US Commerce Department blocking the download and update of the company's popular application starting Sunday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Google makes it easier to Search, Chrome and Gmail in iOS 14
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Google has given its users easier access to Search, Chrome and Gmail on the new Apple iOS 14.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Global Covid-19 cases top 30.3mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 30.3 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 950,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Pizza Hut calibrates future plans, expansion to continue (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Undeterred by Covid-19's economic impact, QSR major Pizza Hut India will continue to focus on expanding its presence, especially in the Tier-I cities.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Brazil's Covid death toll tops 135,000
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 19 (IANS) Another 858 Covid-19 patients have died in Brazil, raising the country's death toll to 135,793, the Brazilian Ministry of Health said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 135,000
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 19 (IANS) Another Covid-19 patients have died in Brazil, raising the country's death toll to 135,793, the Brazilian Ministry of Health said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
B'desh radical Islamist Hefazat chief Shafi dead
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) Shah Ahmad Shafi, Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, who was on life support and was flown to Dhaka, has died at the age of 104 while undergoing treatment at Asgar Ali Hospital here.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Eric Trump questions Kamala Harris ties to Indian community
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's son Eric has questioned Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris's ties to Indian Americans claiming that "she has totally run away from the community."
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Shweta Tripathi: No one is forcefully putting drugs in our mouths! (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi says the claim by Kangana Ranaut that 99 per cent of Bollywood is on drugs is an incorrect generalisation, adding that such an assertion is a half-truth.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Trump expects Covid vaccine to be available for 'every American' by April
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for "every American" by April 2021.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
HCL sets up Covid facilities at LNJP and DDU hospital
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a noble gesture, the HCL foundation has helped set-up isolation and treatment units for the Covid-19 disease at two government hospitals here.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Suneet Varma launches his couture collection at the digital ICW
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) The first-ever digital India Couture Week (ICW) premiered online on Friday with one of India's most beloved names in fashion, designer Suneet Varma.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
First-ever digital ICW opens with Gaurav Gupta's tribute to 'love'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) It wasn't the familiar setting of the ballroom at the Taj Palace Hotel in the Capital, neither was it the familiar parade of 'shaadi' wear one is accustomed to at the India Couture Week (ICW). Pleasantly, day one of the 13th edition of the ICW was au courant -- it was digital, it was virtual, it was democratic, and thanks to Gaurav Gupta it was also topical and relevant.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
US stocks drop on dampened market sentiment
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US stocks continued to drop as market sentiment was dampened by mixed economic data and geopolitical concerns.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is well-intentioned (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare; Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, Amol Parashar, Aamir Bashir, Vikrant Massey; Direction: Alankrita Shrivastava; Ration: * * * (three stars)
2020-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Farm bills shall promote corporate culture: Cong leader
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Govind Singh Dotasara on Friday slammed the Centre over the three farm bills passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday and accused the government of promoting corporate culture while limiting the farmers' role to mere labourers.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Second wave of coronavirus coming to UK: Boris Johnson
London, Sep 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday warned that a second wave of Covid-19 in Britain is "coming in", and his government may need to "intensify things to help bring the rate of infections down".
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
France reports new daily record of 13,215 Covid cases
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS) A further 13,215 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in France on Friday, making it the highest number of infections recorded in a single day since the coronavirus outbreak, the country's Public Health Agency said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Canada, US agree to extend cross-border closure to Oct 21
Ottawa, Sep 19 (IANS) Canada and the US have agreed to extend the cross-border closure to non-essential travels for another month until October 21 to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair on Friday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Former RAW chief Anil Dhasmana appointed NTRO head
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central government has appointed former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Anil Dhasmana as the head of the country's technical intelligence agency head on Friday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
One week ban order in Andhra Pradesh's Amalapuram (Roundup)
Amalapuram (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 19 (IANS) All kinds of protests, rallies and demonstrations are banned in Amalapuram in East Godavari district after the Deputy Collector imposed Section 144 of the CrPC for a week on Friday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Karnataka's Covid tally crosses 5 lakh
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) With 8,626 fresh cases across the state on Friday, Karnataka's Covid-19 tally crossed the 5 lakh mark, while 10,949 people were discharged after treatment in the last 24 hours.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Most of additional budget spending for people-centric schemes: FM
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on Friday said that the majority of the additional resources in the first batch of the Supplementary Demands for Grants would be spent on people-centric schemes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'tka Health Minister says he sought blessings from Durga
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Taking a 'U' turn, Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Minister B. Sriramulu on Friday clarified that he went to a 'Gade Durgamma' (Goddess Durga) temple in Gonal to seek her blessings, but not to become Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
CBI files supplementary charge sheets in two chit fund cases
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed two supplementary charge sheets in two separate chit fund scam cases.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exemplary courage of CRPF officer hurt in Srinagar encounter lauded
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The exemplary courage of CRPF Deputy Commandant, who was injured in an encounter at Batmalloo in Srinagar, has been lauded.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Telangana Martyrs' Memorial to be ready in six months
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Telangana Martyrs' Memorial, being built in the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for the separate Telangana state, will be completed in six months, a minister announced on Friday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
No bank will auction loan defaulting projects in Haryana
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (HRERA) has ensured that no bank or financing agency would auction or sell a loan defaulting project to recover adjustment of the allottees dues.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
No curbs should be placed on movement of medical oxygen: MHA
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said that medical oxygen is an essential public health commodity and any disruption in its supplies may critically impact management of Covid-19 patients as it stressed that "no restriction" be imposed on its movement between the states.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kerala's new Covid cases cross 4,000 for second successive day
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala's new Covid cases crossed 4,000 for the second consecutive day on Friday, officials said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Lok Sabha passes two Appropriation Bills
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Appropriation (No 3) Bill, 2020 and the Appropriation (No 4) Bill, 2020 by a voice vote in late evening proceedings during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Freelance journalist held for having secret defence papers (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma has been arrested by the Special Cell in a case under the Official Secrets Act and is being interrogated, Delhi Police said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Defence/Security
TN reports 5,488 new Covid cases
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) As many as 5,488 persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu, taking the tally to 530,908, health officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Pak turns down India's request for Queen's Counsel in Kulbhushan case
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday categorically rejected any possibility of allowing a Queen's Counsel by India to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is currently on death-row in a Pakistan jail.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan honoured with special postal cover
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian postal department on Friday honoured legendary Kannada film actor Vishnuvardhan with a special cover on his 70th birthday in this tech hub.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
One dead, 22 fall sick after consuming 'local alcohol' in Andhra
Visakhapatnam, Sep 18 (IANS) One person died and 22 others fell sick after consuming suspected 'local alcohol' in three villages of Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
FIFA Prez defends meetings with Lauber
Zurich, Sep 18 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has defended his meeting with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber, who is the subject of criminal proceedings launched against the former in Switzerland in July. The case is about undocumented meetings between Lauber and Infantino in 2016 and 2017.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Dovizioso looking to increase lead in 'crazy' MotoGP season
Misano, Sep 18 (IANS) MotoGP world championship leader Andrea Dovizioso has said that he is happy with the test he had ahead of the second chance he is getting at Misano in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix this weekend.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Motorsports
Maha notches more cures than new infections; 440 deaths (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) In a rare occurrence, Maharashtra on Friday notched more Covid-19 recoveries compared to new cases, besides recording 440 deaths, health officials said here.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Floods, landslides disrupt life in Arunachal, Assam; two dead
Itanagar/Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) At least two people have lost their lives due to landslides and floods in Arunachal Pradesh, while 33,200 people were affected in three Assam districts, officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bank of Baroda launches initiatives to improve tractor financing
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Bank of Baroda on Friday announced three new initiatives towards improving credit penetration in farm mechanisation.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Police Sub-Inspector in Hyderabad succumbs to Covid
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A Sub-Inspector of Police in Hyderabad died of Covid-19 on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India's World Bank Executive Director named new Pharma Secy
New Delhi Sep 18 (IANS) IAS officer S. Aparna, who was serving as the World Bank's Executive Director from India, has been appointed as next Secretary, Pharmaceuticals, under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, and will take over after the retirement of incumbent P.D. Vaghela, an official statement said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Don't need support of JD(S) to remain in power: K'tka CM
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Strongly dismissing reports on the Janata Dal (S) supporting the BJP in future, Karnataka Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday asserted that the saffron party in Karnataka does not need anyone's support including JD(S).
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suresh Raina to train aspiring J&K cricketers
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Former India cricketer Suresh Raina is all set to train aspiring cricketers from Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Cricket
Air India Express ops to Dubai to resume from Saturday
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Air India Express operations to Dubai will be restored from September 19, the airline said late on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ministry of Culture gets its new Secretary
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The appointments committee of the Union cabinet on Friday approved the appointment of Raghavendra Singh as Secretary in the Ministry of Culture.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bamboo cookies, honey bottles to boost immunity for Tripura people
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday launched bamboo cookies and bamboo made honey bottles that will help in boosting people's immunity and livelihood as well.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Guj sees new high daily Covid tally, recoveries cross 1 lakh
Gandhinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Gujarat on Friday saw its highest daily spike of coronavirus cases, with 1,410 new infections taking its tally to 1,20,498 while the death toll rose to 3,289 as 16 more patients succumbed.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Autopsy report suggests Sharbari Dutta died of cardiac arrest
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The post-mortem report of 63-year-old designer Sharbari Dutta on Friday revealed that she died of cardiac arrest, ruling out the possibility of homicide, the police said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Terence Lewis turns actor for Palaash Muchhal's music video
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ace choreographer Terence Lewis got a chance to show his acting skills in a video for a new song conceptualised by composer Palaash Muchhal.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SEBI steps to curb market volatility to continue till Oct 29
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has extended, till October 29, the enforcement of regulatory measures aimed to contain market volatility amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Govt introduces Taxation and Other Laws Bill
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A taxation Bill which seeks relaxation and changes in provisions of certain Acts was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday amid uproarious scenes.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No regular classes in schools from Sep 21: K'taka Education Minister
Mysuru, Sep 18 (IANS) Karnataka Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar said on Friday that schools and pre-university colleges in the state will open from September 21, not to resume classes but to clear the doubts of the students related to their studies.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
FIG approves guidelines for events to be held amid pandemic
Lausanne (Switzerland), Sep 18 (IANS) Medical guidelines for events to be held amid the Covid-19 pandemic has been approved by the International Gymnastics Federations (FIG) Executive Committee.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Freelance Journalist arrested under Official Secrets Act
New Delhi, Sep 18 ( IANS ) A freelance journalist, Rajeev Sharma, a resident of Pitampura, New Delhi, has been arrested by the Special Cell in an Official Secrets Act case, the Delhi Police said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
How can any court direct citizens not to break laws, asks SC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up a petitioner seeking a direction to implement laws of contempt of court.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SSR tribute song talks of justice for late actor
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) A song dedicated to Sushant Singh Rajput collages video clips featuring the late actor, to let fans re-live memories of their favourite star.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC allows registration of BS-IV vehicles needed for public utility services
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday permitted the registration of BS-IV vehicles, purchased on or before March 31 this year, which are necessary for municipal corporations in Delhi to carry out essential public utility services.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
My son never interfered in my work: K'taka CM
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Seemingly irked over his son B.Y. Vijayendra being often branded as 'Super CM' by the Opposition and from within his own party, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday sought to clarify that he sees a "systematic conspiracy" behind levelling such allegations against his son.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kriti Sanon dated Sushant Singh Rajput, claims Lizaa Malik
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Lizaa Malik has claimed that late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and actress Kriti Sanon might have denied dating each other, but they were very much in a relationship and looked happy together.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Madhurima Tuli, Ssharad Malhotra in short film on urban marriage
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Madhurima Tuli and Ssharad Malhotra-starrer short film Pasta will release digitally on September 25. Directed by Vibhuti Narayan, the film is a romantic drama that mirrors the state of urban marriages in India.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Drone insurance: IRDAI panel queries unlimited 3rd party liability
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian insurance regulator's working group to look at insurance solutions for drones is not agreeable to the provision of unlimited third party liability as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 for victims in accidents involving drones.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
By delaying total ban on TikTok to Nov 12, Trump admin hawks warming up to deal: Analysts
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) With the US government pushing out a total ban on popular Chinese app TikTok till November 12, Wall Street analysts are interpreting the latest developments as a sign that the more hawkish voices on the Trump administration side are likely beginning to warm towards inking a TikTok-US partnership deal and that the US government wants to give the negotiating sides time to hammer out an agreement.A
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,International
Anti-farmer BJP acting like Kauravas against farmers: Cong
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying to the farmers of the country and said that the ruling party is behaving like the Kauravas of the Mahabharat and the grand old party is standing with the farmers who are fighting like Pandavas.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ileana D'Cruz calls herself 'derpy dork head'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Ileana DCruz has posted a major throwback picture from her childhood days and also given herself a funny title.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
(ASH) T'gana police foil self-immolation bid near CM's residence
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A self-immolation attempt by a 46-year-old auto-rickshaw driver near the official residence of Telangana Chief Minister was foiled by police personnel on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TRAI issues directions for tariff advertisements
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a bid to bring more transparency in telecom tariff advertisements, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday issued fresh directions for advertisement of tariff plans by telecom operators.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Pandemic sharpening debate about China model'
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) If the pandemic is accelerating existing political trends in China, it is also sharpening the debate about the China model - a debate that is unfolding both within the country and around the world," writes Ananth Krishnan, the Beijing correspondent of The Hindu newspaper in "India's China Challenge - A Journey Through China's Rise And What It Means For India".
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Paytm back on Play store few hours after Google removed app
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, Paytm app was back on Google Play store on Friday within a few hours of being pulled down due to alleged policy violations.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Bale in London, Thiago in Liverpool to complete moves
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Gareth Bale arrived in London on Friday to put the finishing touches of his loan move to Tottenham while Thiago Alcantara is in Liverpool to complete his transfer from Bayern Munich.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Agri Bills to free farmers from middlemen's clutches: Shah
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A day after the Lok Sabha passed two contentious agriculture-related Bills, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday called the proposed legislations a path-breaking move of the Modi government, saying these will free the farmers from the clutches of middlemen.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Siddhant Chaturvedi's double dose of humour
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Siddhant Chaturvedi sure does not mind jokes on himself. This is evident from his frequent social media posts, where he regularly treats fans and followers with memes about himself.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Indians for Biden ramps up campaign for swing state votes
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indians for Biden National Council (IBNC) is ramping up its outreach to the community, aiming for votes in the key swing states where small vote margins count, by adding several legislators and other leaders to its advisory board, the organisation's National Director Sanjeev Joshipura announced on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
BCCI secy Jay Shah 'satisfied' with facilities at Sharjah Stadium
Sharjah, Sep 18 (IANS) Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), visited the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday and "expressed his satisfaction" with the venue's preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning on Saturday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Export ban protest: Maha NCP sends onions as gift to PM, Guv
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress continued to protest against the Centre's ban on onion exports, the NCP's Women's Wing on Friday sent onions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Konkan Railways delivers 2 DEMU train sets to Nepal Railways
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Konkan Railways on Friday said that it delivered two DEMU train sets, designed and developed by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, to Nepal Railways.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Paris Saint-Germain to set up football academy in Rwanda
Kigali, Sep 18 (IANS) French champions Paris Saint-Germain are set to open up a soccer academy in Rwanda in October, the Rwandan Ministry of Sports announced on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Rwanda,Sports,Football
Goof up in Kerala hospital as wrong body handed over to kin
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) It was a costly goof up by the authorities at the Palakkad district hospital in Kerala, when a tribal woman's body was handed over to another family, whose member had died and tested Covid positive.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johny Lever recalls his early stand-up comedy days
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood comedian Johny Lever on Friday walked down memory lane and shared a snapshot capturing his early stand-up comedy days.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Covid patients in Raj can have home-cooked food and meet family members
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) : Providing relief to Covid-infected patients in the state, Rajasthan State Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma allowed family members to meet them by wearing PPE kits and also permitted them to provide them with home-cooked food.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Koeman keen to see improvement in Barca's last pre-season friendly
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has said that his team still needed to improve as he addressed the press ahead of their traditional Joan Gamper pre-season friendly game.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sudhir Mishra: 'Serious Men' is specific in articulation, yet universal
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra says his upcoming film, Serious Men, is a story about a father who wants to create a bright future for his son.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Akshay Oberoi excited to shoot after being quarantined for long
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi will soon start shooting for his new project here, and he is excited to face the camera after a long gap due to lockdown.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Spice Girls might reboot debut single 'Wannabe' for 25th anniversary gala
London, Sep 18 (IANS) The popular band Spice Girls is said to be planning big for their 25th anniversary. Plans include a reboot of their debut song, Wannabe, which was one of the biggest pop tracks of the nineties.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
120,000-year-old human footprints found in Saudi Arabia
London, Sep 18 (IANS) The landscape of the region now known as Saudi Arabia was completely different in the past from what it looks like today as researchers have discovered footprints of humans and a number of animals, including elephants, dated to roughly 120,000-years-ago.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
K'tka demands to expedite Kalasa Banduri and Mekedatu dam projects (LD)
Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government has appealed to the Union government to expedite the process of granting the terms of reference for the Mekedatu project.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC to hear plea opposing artificial reproduction of animals
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine a plea seeking directions to declare the use of artificial reproduction technique (ART) on animals as cruel and illegal.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Nora Fatehi: There's something magical in Neha Kakkar's voice
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Dancer-actress Nora Fatehi has made her mark with a series of special dance numbers in Bollywood films, and many of her big dance hits have been voiced by playback star Neha Kakkar. Nora feels there is something magical about the way Neha sings.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Varun Badola tests Covid negative after wife Rajeshwari tested positive
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) After actress Rajeshwari Sachdev tested Covid positive, her husband, actor Varun Badola, had himself tested. His report is negative.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gujarat HC asks govt to take decision on school fees
Gandhinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Friday said that the state government was independent enough to take a decision on the school fees to be charged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yield on govt securities moderated sharply in Q1: Fin Min report
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The additional public expenditure on account of the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed up government borrowing during the April-June quarter with the Centre issuing dated securities aggregating to Rs 3,46,000 crore as against Rs 2,21,000 crore in Q1 of FY20, according to quarterly report on public debt management brought out by the Finance Ministry.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Separate queue for Covid patients at polling booths in Bihar polls
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has has asked authorities to prepare a separate voters list for Corona-positive patients.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt get flirty during virtual reunion
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Hollywood couple Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt got flirty while reading out a raunchy scene, when they got together for a virtual reading out session.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Federation keen to re-start sparring for boxers, in talks with SAI
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Boxing Federation of India is in talks with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to restart sparring -- contact training -- in a limited manner at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala, where most of India's top male and female boxers are currently training in a non-contact manner.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Forecast of heavy rain in south Bengal from Sunday
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) A large part of several south Bengal districts, including state capital Kolkata, is likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall from Sunday evening onwards owing to a depression in the Bay of Bengal.
2020-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sandalwood case: CCB summons Cong leader's son, actor and TV anchor
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) In a bid to dig deeper into the drug scandal involving Sandalwood celebrities, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru police has summoned Kannada TV anchor Akul Balaji, actor Aryann Santosh and son of Congress MLA R.V. Devaraj and Sudhama Nagar corporator R.V. Yuvaraj to its office on Saturday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Christina Aguilera didn't find kissing Madonna in 2003 'shocking'
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Christina Aguilera has opened up about her much-discussed kiss with singer Madonna at a 2003 music awards ceremony.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B-Town wishes Shabana Azmi on her 70th birthday
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Wishes and greetings poured in from B-Towners for veteran actress Shabana Azmi on her 70th birthday. Bollywood celebrities took to their verified social media accounts on Friday to share good wishes for the multiple National Award-winning actress.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
No procurement from nations where Indian tenders prohibited: Govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central government has barred companies from countries, which do not allow Indian companies to participate in their government procurement, from participating in any government procurement tenders in India.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Covid relief: Goa beach shacks may get 50% licence fee rebate
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The Goa government is expected to offer 50 per cent relief in licence fees to beach shack operators in the state, in order to tide over the losses accrued due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National
Sushant's sister Meetu Singh: Bhai was my pride
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Meetu Singh, elder sister of Sushant Singh Rajput, has shared a painting of her late brother and late mother on social media. Meetu expressed her pain at the untimely demise of her brother, saying he was her pride, adding that she is unable to cope with her loss.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Anurag regrets Nehru remarks as LS sees 4 adjournments (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) After the Lok Sabha witnessed four adjournments on Friday due to a ruckus over his remarks pertaining to the PM National Relief Fund set up by independent India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Union Minister of State Anurag Thakur expressed regrets in the House.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
30 COVID vaccine candidates being developed: Health Ministry
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) : Nearly 30 Covid vaccine candidates in pre-clinical and clinical stages are under development by pharmaceutical industry and academia in India. While three of them are in advanced stage of Phase I/II/III trials and 4 are in advanced pre-clinical development stage, union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, told the Parliament on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Wanted Greenwood not to play for England during break: Solskjaer
Manchester, Sep 18 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come down heavily on England for selecting Mason Greenwood, saying that the team's young forward should have been rested this summer.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kumar Sanu's daughter Shannon K exhort people to be themselves in new song
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Young singer Shannon K has unveiled a new song, which she describes as her personal interpretation of self-confidence and dreams.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Bollywood
Pak premier to rank up Kashmir dispute at 75th UNGA session
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The all important general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will be commencing from September 22 in a virtual session with zero in-person participation from anyone from outside.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,National
Goa CMO examining Lokayukta order against BJP MLA
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) A day after the Goa Lokayukta passed an order which indicts BJP MLA and former Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar in a disproportionate assets case, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that his office is examining the order against the legislator.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Emissions could add 38cm to sea level rise by 2100: Study
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica's melting ice sheets could together contribute more than 38 centimetre of global sea level rise by 2100, says a NASA-led study.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
MNCs hire 180 AMU students
Aligarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the Covid-19 crisis hit the campus placement prospects across the country, a host of multinational companies such as Tech Mahindra, Goldman Sachs, BYJU's, Optum, Chegg India, Data mark, ATG, Hexa view, and Tech Recru among others hired 180 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students pursuing courses in arts, social science, commerce, management and science in an online placement drive.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
NCB nabs 6 more Mumbai drug peddlers, seizes 1.4 kg narcotics
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Continuing its crackdown on the drugs trade in Mumbai as part of the probe into the narcotics angle in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested six more drug peddlers, an official said here on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Former cops slam Julio Ribeiro for backing anti-India sentiment
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former police officers have slammed former top cop Julio Francis Ribeiro for supporting anti-India sentiment and communal narrative in
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
1,330 more corona cases in J&K
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) As many as 1,330 more persons tested coronavirus positive in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, while 15 more COVID-19 fatalities took the Union Territory's death toll to 966.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Opposing Muslims' gain from OBC quota not communal: Sudharshan News
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Sudarshan News on Friday told the Supreme Court its show on "big expose of a conspiracy to infiltrate Muslims in government service", is based on "solid facts" that the Zakat Foundation has received funds from various terror-linked organisations.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
CSK have edge in spin dept, Mumbai in batting (IPL Match 1 Preview)
Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS) Two of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history -- Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) -- will be up against each other in the opening match of the 13th edition here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19: Andhra continues to log higher recoveries
Amaravati, Sep 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has been consistent in clocking a higher number of recoveries than the daily detection rate of new Covid infections, health officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
IPL 13: Lynn banking on T10 form in UAE to fire in for MI
Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS) Australian top-order batsman Chris Lynn is banking on his form at last year's T10 tournament in UAE to fire for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting Saturday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Gwalior taking centre stage as MP politics heats up
Gwalior, Sep 18 (IANS) With 16 of the 28 vacant Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh situated in the Gwalior-Chambal belt -- seen as the stronghold of BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia -- Gwalior is gaining centre stage in the state politics ahead of the bypolls in these segments.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max may come with 6GB RAM: Report
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Apple is expected to launch four new iPhones under the iPhone 12 series which would include two premium variants and now, the higher-end iPhone 12 Pro Max has passed through 'AnTuTu Benchmark revealing storage configuration and performance.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-BJP MLA Parul Sahu joins Congress in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid the ongoing defections ahead of the bypolls to 27 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, former BJP MLA Parul Sahu joined the Congress on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian, Chinese troops in rifle range at 4 places at Pangong Lake
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Despite the Indian and Chinese foreign ministers agreeing to reduce tensions along the disputed border, both the countries troops are in rifle range at four locations at Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh, a senior official in the security establishment said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Hockey has made women players financially secure: Captain Rani
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Hockey has made members of the Indian national womne's team financially independent at a young age and they are in a better position to take care of their families' needs, national captain Rani said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
ED attaches Rs 45 cr assets in B'luru bank fraud case
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 45.32 crore of Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank's former and present executives in an alleged fraud case, an official said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army inquiry report for disciplinary action in Shopian case
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) An internal inquiry ordered by the Army into the encounter killing of three persons in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir in July has held that the concerned security personnel had exceeded their powers under the AFSPA and recommended disciplinary proceedings.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Science/Tech,Terrorism
Paytm says money safe, back on Google Play Store shortly
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Leading digital payments platform Paytm on Friday said they have temporarily removed the cashback component from the cricket league on its platform in an effort to meet the Google Play Store policy requirements.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
TikTok, WeChat to be banned from US app stores on Sunday
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) The TikTok and WeChat apps will be banned from US app stores starting Sunday, the country's Department of Commerce said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ED attaches 3 hotels valued at Rs 100 cr in PMC Bank case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached three hotels in Delhi valued at Rs 100 crore in the PMC Bank fraud case.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Free speech, not hatred': SC says media self-regulation system toothless
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday, citing the Sudarshan News programme "UPSC Jihad", said there are many gaps in the self-regulation model of media, and as a consequence, the TV programme implicated the whole Muslim community as attempting to destabilise and take over the civil services.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Himachal gives green signal to reopen schools from Sept 21
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday gave its nod to reopen educational institutions outside the containment zones in the state, from September 21 as per the standard operating procedure of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education
Tripura worst in Covid death rate, 6 NE states' recovery rate below national average
Agartala/Aizawl/Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) Tripura figures in the bottom of Covid-19 death rate, while six of the eight northeastern states' recovery rates are less than the national average of 78.86 per cent, Union Health ministry data revealed on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tripura,National
Re 1 cess on petrol, diesel to fund Andhra road infrastructure
Amaravati, Sep 18 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday introduced a Road Development Cess of Re 1 per litre on petrol and diesel to raise funds for developing the state road infrastructure, which is currently in a bad shape after heavy rainfall.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Salman Khan's 'Wanted' turns 11
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Salman Khan-starrer Wanted was released on this day 11 years ago.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Actor Surya's comments avoidable, but no contempt: Madras HC
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday said that cine actor Surya's comments on the judiciary could have been avoided and may have been "unnecessary and unwarranted", but ruled out initiation of contempt of court proceedings.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pak targets Poonch, Bandipora villages across LoC (Ld)
Jammu, Sep 18 (IANS) Hours after launching unprovoked firing across the Line of Control in Gurez sector of Bandipora district on Friday, Pakistan used mortars and other weapons to target Indian positions in Balakote sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Did Sunny Leone take an indirect jibe at Kangana Ranaut?
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Sunny Leone seems to be taking a dig at Kangana Ranaut in her new Instagram post on Friday, for dragging her name into the Urmila Matondkar controversy.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Afghanistan: Money exchanger stages 'self kidnap', held
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) A money exchanger was arrested in Afghanistan's western province of Herat for allegedly concocting a plan to stage his own abduction in a bid to receive money from his family, officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
53-year-old German woman found dead in Goa
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) A 53-year-old German woman has been found dead in her apartment in the beach village of Canacona in South Goa district, police said Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensex sheds gains in last hour sell-off, finance stocks fall
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian stock market reversed all its gains made during the day in the last hour of trade to end in the red on Friday, with the BSE Sensex settling 134 points lower.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
LS adjourned thrice over Minister's Nehru trust remark
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha witnessed three adjournments on Friday after its proceedings were disrupted due to a ruckus over Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur's remark about first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's National Relief Fund.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All Delhi schools to remain closed till October 5, says govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In view of the rising number of coronavirus cases, the Delhi government announced on Friday that all schools in the city will continue to remain fully closed till October 5.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Paris Hilton feels 'responsible' for kids being obsessed with social media
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton, counted as the original influencer by many, says she feels responsible for teenagers obsessed with social media today, and feels like she helped create a monster.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Calcutta HC takes suo motu cognizance of Visva Bharati dispute
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday took suo motu cognizance of a recent incident at the Visva Bharati and constituted a four-member committee to find a solution to the ongoing dispute over the central university's campus.
2020-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Calcutta HC directs removal of Harsh Vardhan Lodha from MP Birla Group of Cos
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday passed its final judgment directing the removal of Harsh Vardhan Lodha from all the positions within the M.P. Birla Group.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Alaya F celebrates 'freedom' in a white cut-out monokini
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Alaya F has posted a stunning photograph from the beach, in a monokini.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Covid-19 can cause decline in life expectancy globally: Study
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers now claim that Covid-19 pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions of the world, unless the spread of the disease is contained.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Michael Madsen's India debut in Anushka Shetty-Madhavan's 'Nishabdham' on Oct 2
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Anushka Shetty-R. Madhavan horror thriller Nishabdham has been confirmed for a Gandhi Jayanti release on OTT. A highlight of the film is the fact that it features Hollywood star Michael Madsen in a very special role.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vagabond's clue helps police arrest 3 in gang-rape case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Finding itself staring at a dead end while looking for culprits in a gang-rape case, Delhi Police was helped in their arrest by a vagabond who revealed that one of the accused was a 'one-eyed man'.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akal Takht reprimands SGPC over missing Guru Granth Sahib copies
Amritsar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of Sikhs, on Friday held the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) accountable for lapses by its officials which caused over 300 copies of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, to go missing.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Preparing for potential Covid-19 vaccine launch: Moderna CEO
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) US-based biotech firm Moderna is actively preparing for a potential commercial launch of mRNA-1273, its Covid-19 vaccine, the company's CEO has said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Pak starts anti-India campaign over Kashmir ahead of UNGA debate
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To garner international community's attention over the Jammu and Kashmir issue ahead of the 75th session general debate in the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Pakistan has planned an online anti-India and free Kashmir propaganda on social media platforms from Saturday, Intelligence source said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
NBFC delinquencies could see up to 250 bps spike this fiscal
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The rapid increase in Covid-19 afflictions and intermittent lockdowns will increase asset quality challenges of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), already grappling with the economic slowdown since last fiscal, Crisil Ratings said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chromebooks get 'Premium' gaming section on Play Store
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Google Play Store on Chromebooks has now added a Premium gaming section that makes it easier for users to discover games designed for Chromebook.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
12-year-old Hyderabad girl falls into drain, washed away
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A 12-year-old girl died after falling into a drain while cycling in Hyderabad, police said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways shaped as per new India's aspirations: PM (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Inaugurating the 1.9-km Kosi Rail Mahasetu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that his government had in the last six years made efforts to shape the Indian Railways as per the aspirations of a new India and 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC orders status quo on demolition of building with Dutch East India Company connection
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo on the proposed demolition of the iconic Collectorate Building/Afim Ka Bhandar in Patna city.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Bhagwati Van' to be spiritual tourism hub in UP (Ld)
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government plans to develop an eco-tourism spot that could provide a perfect place for people looking for a spiritual sojourn.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Day after RS speech BJP MP tests Covid positive; TMC leader sounds alarm
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has tested positive for COVID-19 after giving an elaborate speech on Maharashtra's handling of the pandemic on Wednesday, and TMC MP Derek O Brien has raised a red flag.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Syrian forces target two Turkish armoured vehicles in Idlib
Damascus, Sep 18 (IANS) Syrian forces targeted two Turkish armored vehicles in the northwestern province of Idlib on Friday, a war monitor reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Defence/Security
UV light kills Covid-19 virus without harming people: Study
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) In a significant breakthrough, researchers have discovered that using Ultraviolet C (UVC) light with a wavelength of 222 nanometres (touted as safer to use around humans) effectively kills the Covid-19 virus.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Japan,National,Health/Medicine
Nadda: Those opposing farm bills speaking middlemen's language
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going all out against the opposition for what he called 'falsehood' spread by it over their resistance to three farm bills, BJP President JP Nadda, too, staunchly defended the legislations.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tatiana Maslany is She-Hulk of Marvel universe
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany is set to play She-Hulk, the latest superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to hit the screen.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
China blames faith of Uyghur Muslims for concentration camps in Xinjiang
New Delhi/Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Justifying its internment camps for Uyghur Muslims, the Chinese Communist Party regime has admitted that it has subjected, on an average around 1.3 million people to re-education since 2014.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Angel Broking's IPO opens on Sep 22, price band set at Rs 305-306
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Retail broking house Angel Broking Limited will open its initial public offering (IPO) of equity shares on September 22, 2020.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre forcing farm laws on nation: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the Centre for what he called "forcing the farm legislations on the nation as part of a conspiracy to destroy farmers and Punjab, of which the Akalis were a part".
2020-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
K'taka doctors asked to call off strike amid Covid crisis
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Assuring the government doctors of considering their demand for wage revision, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday urged them to call off their strike and report for duty.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
FIVB confirms cancellation of Volleyball Club World C'ships 2020
Lausanne, Sep 18 (IANS) World volleyball governing body FIVB has cancelled the FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Govt's ambitious rural broadband plan running behind schedule
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in his Independence Day speech that every village in the country will be connected by optical fibre cable (OFC) in the next 1,000 days, things on the ground seem to be moving way behind schedule.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Iran & Saudi Arabia: China's new launch pads in the M-E
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) China has flagged Iran and Saudi Arabia as its bridgeheads for expanding its influence in the Middle East, taking advantage of Tehrans international isolation and Riyadhs focus on nuclear energy.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Village heads of Bikru, Bheeti removed on Kanpur DM's orders
Kanpur (UP), Sep 18 (IANS) Bikru village head Anjali Dubey and her Bheeti counterpart Vishnupal Singh have been removed from their posts following orders from Kanpur District Magistrate Alok Tewari, an officer said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Quran takes centre stage in Kerala Gold Smuggling case
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) The controversial Kerala gold smuggling case appears to have taken a new turn with the Holy Quran now taking centre stage.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Nia Sharma replies to trolls who slammed her for 'vulgar' birthday cake
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Nia Sharma posted a new video on Friday, seemingly as a reply to the widespread trolling she faced after posting videos of her birthday celebration the day before, where she is seeing cutting a cake shaped like a male member.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SMBs can account for 30% of India's Public Cloud market: Nasscom
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With Cloud adoption among India's small and medium-sized businesses growing, they can account for 28-30 per cent of the country's Public Cloud market by 2025, a Nasscom report said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SSR case: CBI's SIT apprises top officials of developments
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the nation's premier investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Friday met senior officials and apprised them of the findings into the mysterious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
11 more COVID deaths, 2,043 new cases in Telangana
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Eleven more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Telangana while 2,043 tested positive for the virus, officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Tropical storm Noul makes landfall in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 18 (IANS) The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) on Friday issued a warning to 24 provinces to brace for flooding as tropical storm Noul made landfall in the country's north and north-east regions.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Childhood neglect may lead to teen pregnancy: Study
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that children who experience neglect are seven times more likely than other abuse victims to have a teen pregnancy.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Kangana 'will quit twitter' if anyone can prove she starts fights
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid backlash against her abrasive comments on Urmila Matondkar, Jaya Bachchan and Bollywood in general, actress Kangana Ranaut has claimed that she has a record of never starting a fight, and is ready to quit Twitter if anyone can prove otherwise.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
NATO forces' M4 gun falls in JeM hands in Kashmir
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) designated international terrorist and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) founder Maulana Masood Azhars three nephews, each carrying a US-made M4 sniper, have been killed in three different encounters in Kashmir in the last three years.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Two brothers fighting in the RJD, says Sambit Patra
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Firebrand BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Friday said that two brothers in the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) were fighting with each other, referring to Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav. The lantern, which is the RJD's election symbol, neither had oil nor glory now, added Patra.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Bhagirathi Van' to be spiritual tourism hub in UP
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government plans to develop an eco-tourism spot that could provide a perfect place for people looking for a spiritual sojourn.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
DMRC ridership declined during riots, protests: Govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) has said that there was some decline in cumulative ridership due to protests and riots in Delhi, the Centre has informed Parliament.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Philippines cemeteries to be closed during observance season
Manila, Sep 18 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines announced on Friday that all private and public cemeteries, memorial parks and columbariums will be closed during the observance of All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Philippines,Religion
Google Play store removes Paytm app citing gambling policy
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Google has removed digital payments major Paytm's app from its Play Store for allegedly violating its gambling policies.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Flipkart launches MarQ Android 9.0 Smart TV range
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Flipkart on Friday launched a new range of MarQ Smart TVs powered by Android 9.0, ahead of the upcoming festive season.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
IPL 13: Bumrah can fill Malinga's shoes for MI, feels Lee
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Australia speedster Brett Lee feels Jasprit Bumrah can fill the shoes of Sri Lanka veteran Lasith Malinga for the Mumbai Indians in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting Saturday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chinese imperialism poses incurable threat to the world
Two viruses have taken over the world. One, a minuscule creature called Covid-19, has killed more than 8,00,000 people around the globe, but is slowing down and will most likely be eliminated in the coming months. Vaccines have already been developed against it and once inoculated, citizens of the world can expect to go on with their normal lives. However, it is the second virus, that of Chinese imperialism, which poses a long term and a much more potent and incurable threat to the world at large.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary
Big B wears face shield on KBC 12 set, urges all to be safe
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan, who is back at work after recently recovering from Covid-19, is taking no chances on the sets and following due protection norms against the virus.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India, Pak trade heavy fire on LoC
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of Bandipora district on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
AI-based cameras detect rail travellers with fever, without masks
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Technology has come to the rescue of the Indian Railways -- operating 310 passenger, Mail and Express trains as of now across the country -- in detecting passengers with coronavirus-like symptoms, as Artificial Intelligence-based surveillance cameras have so far detected 28 passengers with mild fever before they could get on board.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Fin Min directs customs for strict scrutiny of imports to prevent FTA misuse
New Delhi, Sept. Sep 18 (IANS) Government has directed customs formations across the country for strict scrutiny of all imports from free trade agreement (FTA) countries to prevent entry of goods at concessional duty misusing the country of origin rules.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yosemite closes due to wildfire smoke, hazardous air quality
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The Yosemite National Park, one of the most visited in the US, on has closed to all visitors and vehicular access due to significant smoke impact from the raging wildfires in the West Coast and hazardous air quality.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
K'tka CM seeks nod for Mekedatu, Kalasa Banduri Nala projects
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite approvals and clearances for irrigation and drinking water projects including Mekedatu and Kalasa Banduri Nala to utilise the water resources allocated to the state.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sona Mohapatra on Kangana's recent attacks: 'Worst act of opportunism'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Sona Mohapatra has slammed actress Kangana Ranaut, saying that playing the messiah by using a tragic death is the worst act of opportunism.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Over 35 Pak educational institutions shut for flouting SOPs (Ld)
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Within 72 hours of Pakistan reopening educational institutions accross the country after six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 35 of them were asked to shut for flouting health guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid down by the government to prevent the virus' spread.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ISI afflicted by same bungling and corruption as rest of Pak: New book
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistans spy agency is afflicted by the same bungling and corruption as the rest of the Pakistani state, according to a new book.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
No fluoride-affected villages in Telangana thanks to Mission Bhagiratha
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Telangana now has no fluoride-affected habitation as the state has overcome the problem thanks to Mission Bhagiratha, the state government's flagship programme to provide safe drinking water to every household.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Technology
UN peacekeeping member states urged to pay assessed contributions
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN peacekeeping chief said that it was critical for member states to pay their assessed contributions in full and in due time.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Now, corruption issue gives headaches to Rajasthan Cong leadership
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) It has been only a few weeks that the Congress has come out of the political crisis in Rajasthan over the leadership issue, but the chinks in the party again came to the fore after a senior party leader raised the issue of corruption.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Allot 10K more seats under India BPO promotion scheme: TN CM
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Pointing out the success of the India BPO Promotion Scheme in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami has urged the Central government to allot 10,000 more seats under the scheme.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bacterial outbreak infects thousands in China amid Covid-19
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, now several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for brucellosis, a bacterial disease, the authorities has confirmed recently.
2020-09-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
National Esports Championship to begin from September 25
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The country's top gaming stars will be seen showcasing their skills at the 2020 National Esports Championship set to take place from September 25 to 27.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Cyber attack on NIC computers, email traced to Bengaluru
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a massive security breach, a malware has attacked approximately 100 computers of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), the government's nodal agency which is responsible for securing critical cyber-infrastructure in the country and comes under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak puts onus on India for creating credible, conducive atmosphere
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The blame game between India and Pakistan continue, as tensions move from bad to worse with griming hopes of table talks.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Goa AAP Convener resigns, says will continue to work for party
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Goa AAP Convener Elvis Gomes on Friday said that he was stepping down from the post, adding that he would work at the grass-roots level and try to expand the party base ahead of the 2022 Assembly polls.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
EBITDA margin of Print Media to shrink by 10% in FY21: Ind-Ra
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) India Ratings and Research on Friday opined that the overall 'EBITDA' margin of print media players are likely to shrink 10 per cent on a year-on-year basis in FY21.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Air India Express' ops to Dubai temporarily suspended
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Air India Express operations to Dubai has been temporarily suspended for 15 days starting Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blatant lie: PM Modi tears into opposition on Farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Opposition parties on Friday, saying they are "lying" to farmers. He also claimed that the NDA Government is doing what "they" themselves promised in their manifestos, referring to the Congress.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Urmila thanks 'real people of India' for support after Kangana's 'soft porn star' jibe
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Urmila Matondkar took to Twitter on Friday to thank those who stood by her after Kangana Ranaut referred to her as a soft porn star.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Another Maharashtra Minister infected by Covid
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Maharashtra Congress leader and Energy Minister Nitin Raut tested Covid-19 positive here on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
ByteDance plans TikTok IPO on US stock exchange: Report
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) As a decision on the proposal that TikTok had submitted to the US administration to resolve its security concerns is expected soon, its Chinese parent company ByteDance is planning to launch an initial public offering for the short video-sharing platform, CNBC reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
RS okays salary cut for MPs amid demand for MPLAD funds' restoration
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Opposition and the Treasury benches unanimously supported the salary cut for MPs, even as the opposition MPs demanded restoration of the MPLAD funds.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump won't attend UN General Assembly in person
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will not attend next week's UN General Assembly (UNGA) in person, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Andhra police foil BJP's 'Chalo Amalapuram' call
Amalapuram (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday foiled the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 'Chalo Amalapuram' call, a protest against the recent Antarvedi temple chariot blaze.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid-19: Takes humility to put others first in this battle for survival, says Kaif
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif has paid tributes to Covid-19 workers, saying their willingness to work in a selfless manner is what made them stand out during difficult times.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Sony launches new over-ear headphones in India
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Sony on Friday launched the latest over-ear headphones in India for Rs 29,990.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covid generational opportunity to reimagine education without barriers: HC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday while passing a judgment on a plea filed by an NGO held that the Covid-19 pandemic is "a generational opportunity to re-imagine education by removing connectivity barriers".
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Koreas to mark Pyongyang summit anniversary
Seoul, Sep 18 (IANS) South and North Korea will on Saturday commemorate the second anniversary of their Pyongyang summit deal, amid a stalemate in bilateral ties and denuclearization talks
2020-09-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Kia Motors India launches its compact SUV Sonet
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Kia Motors India on Friday launched its first-ever compact SUV "Sonet" in India.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bengaluru police nab duo, recover LSD and THC coated jellies
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Continuing its battle against illegal drugs in Bengaluru, the Central Crime Branch's narcotics wing seized LSD strips and Tetra Hydrocannabinol (THC) coated jelly worth Rs 4 lakhs on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sanjay Dutt reunites with kids in Dubai after months
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt, upon reaching the emirate, is spending time with wife Maanayata and their children Shahraan and Iqra.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
AMU hikes fees for foreign students, draws protests
Aligarh (UP), Sep 18 (IANS) For foreign students, taking admission in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is set to become costlier as the varsity has increased the fee for all its courses ranging from 6 to 54 per cent for the next academic session.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Covid fallout: Fiscal deficit may rise to Rs 14.6L cr in FY21
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The gap between government's total income and expenditure is expected to balloon to Rs 14.6 lakh crore or 7.6 per cent of GDP in FY21 as economic disruptions are set for a long haul due to Covid-19 pandemic, brokerages analysing the deficit numbers said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India Ratings gives 'negative' outlook for banking sector in 2HFY21
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) India Ratings and Research has revised its outlook on the banking sector to 'negative' from 'stable' for 2HFY21.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Short video app Chingari inks music licensing deal with T-Series
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Homegrown short video-sharing platform Chingari which shot into popularity following the TikTok ban in June said on Friday that it has signed a music licensing agreement with T-Series.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Emiratis join expats in honouring 'greatest Indian engineer'
Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS) Emirati and Indian expats and engineers in the UAE came together at a virtual event to pay tribute to M. Vishweshvaraya, the 'greatest Indian engineer', the media reported on Thursday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Rapid 90-minute Covid-19 test shown to be highly accurate
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have created a 90-minute high speed Covid-19 test which does not require a laboratory and can be performed in cartridges smaller than a mobile phone with high accuracy.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Govt lists 3 Finance Bills for passage in LS on Friday
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The central government has listed three Finance Bills for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the fifth day of the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM inaugurates Kosi Rail mega bridge
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ahead of the Bihar polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kosi Rail mega bridge in Bihar, through video conferencing on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mirpur activist at UNHRC says people want freedom from Pakistan
Geneva/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A prominent rights activist from Mirpur at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that people in Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) were desperate to get freedom and join the Indian union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dhoni's 'aggression' has had positive influence on my game, says Thapa
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian footballer Anirudh Thapa has revealed that former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni's aggression has had a very positive influence on his game.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Football
SEBI tells MFs to put in place policy for trade execution, allocation
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has made it mandatory for mutual fund houses to put in place a policy specifying the specific roles and responsibilities of various teams engaged in activities dealing with order placement, execution of order, trade allocation amongst various schemes.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Supply gadgets with net packages to EWS students: Delhi HC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday directed private unaided as well as government schools, including Kendriya Vidyalayas, to supply gadgets of optimum configuration along with Internet packages to EWS/DG students for accessing online education.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Farming is soul of Punjab, attack on soul won't be tolerated: Sidhu
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Marking his presence in politics with almost over an year of 'silence', former Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday slammed the BJP-led Central government for bringing the farm bills.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Google reinforces Play Store gambling policies before IPL 13
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to commence in Abu Dhabi and Google on Friday reiterated that its Play Store will not allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Sports
B'desh to halt Covid-19 services in 12 hospitals
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Covid-19 services will be halted in 12 hospitals across Bangladesh due to the lack of patients, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
MSP for crops has improved and increased under Modi govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Under the Modi government, the minimum support price (MSP) regime has
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Microsoft announces new tool to find, fix bugs at scale
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Microsoft has introduced a new tool on its open source repository GitHub that will further help developers and security researchers find and remove critical bugs.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Yogi may bring ordinance to restrict religious conversion
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is planning to promulgate an ordinance against religious conversions soon.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Seagate launches 18TB hard drive for enterprises
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) US data storage company Seagate Technology on Friday introduced an 18TB helium-based enterprise hard drive as part of the Exos X18 family in India.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Doha talks will be difficult, tough decisions needed: Abdullah
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, has said that the talks between government and the Taliban will be difficult, stating that the Afghan team will face issues that will require hard decisions to be made.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Team that will overcome testing conditions will triumph (IPL 13 preview)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) After months of uncertainty, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to get underway on Saturday, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - a venue that many players are unfamiliar with.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Amazon's Sukumar Rathnam to take over as Uber's new CTO
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Uber is all set to bring Sukumar Rathnam, currently a Vice President at Amazon, as its new Chief Technology Officer, the media reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Stroke scans can reveal Covid-19 infection: Study
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that Covid-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
16 more educational institutions closed in Pak
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 16 more educational institutions in Pakistan were closed in the last 24 hours due to non-compliance of health guidelines or standard operating procedures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Abu Dhabi set to host Return to UFC Fight Island from Sep 26-Oct 25
New Delhi/Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian sports fans can look forward to exciting times ahead. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to commence in Abu Dhabi and hot on its heels is the second edition of the popular UFC Fight Island as the UAE capital city emerges as front runner in the revival of the global tourism and sports industry amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Rise in Kerala Covid cases makes Shailaja face reality
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Gone are the days when Kerala State Health Minister K. K.Shailaja was omnipresent in the TV channels taking all the accolades, when the Covid pandemic was gripping the country and Kerala was fighting it, but today she is hardly visible.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Ankur Bhatia: OTTs setting commendable level in entertainment
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Ankur Bhatia says essaying the role of a Pakistani Army Chief in the upcoming web series Crackdown was a difficult challenge.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Agri Bills: Cong's present actions refute their past's
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress is hypocritical in its opposition to the pro-farmer bills introduced by the Modi government as it also wanted barrier-free trade of agriculture produce when in power at the Centre, sources close to the government said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rupam Kaur: Traditional matchmaking fraught with prejudice
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) For Rupam Kaur, an Indian-American physician, the pursuit of finding love a second time took more than the traditional formula of meeting with suitors via a matchmaker. Having found her partner on the dating app Bumble after a divorce, Kaur says that the "traditional concept of arranged matchmaking holds a lot of prejudiced and preconceived notions".
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Polio cases in Pak this year reaches 72
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The total number of polio cases in Pakistan so far this year has reached 72, after nine fresh cases were detected in Punjab and Balochistan provinces, according to health authorities.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Censorship can be quite oppressive for artists: Sunil Shanbag
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Back in the early 1970s, Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar's play 'Sakharam Binder' -- which features the character of a bookbinder who 'takes in' women abandoned or dejected by other men and uses them as domestic help and sexual partners -- struggled with the Stage Scrutiny Board (the censor board) and sections of society. In 2020, a play explores the idea of censorship in the arts through this story.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Pak High Commission in London receives warrants for Sharif
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Pakistan High Commission in London has received arrest warrants sent by the Imran Khan-led government for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, it was reported on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Trinamool MP kicks up a row by mocking cow urine in RS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress kicked up a row inside the Rajya Sabha on Friday as it mocked cow urine. It found itself in the minority as parties from across the nation vouched for homoeopathy, ayurveda and other alternate sources of medicine.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajya Sabha passes Homoeopathy Bills
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Friday passed two Bills -- the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abish Mathew: Bringing comedy back to live space an uphill battle, let the climb begin
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) One of the most recognised faces of Indian comedy, and the mind behind talk show 'Son of Abish', Abish Mathew says that COVID-19 forced a lot of creators to go completely digital and it will be difficult for the comedy industry to come back to the live space.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
French Open: Attendance of spectators reduced to 5K per day
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) The organisers of the Roland Garros 2020 have now been forced to reduce the number of spectators from 11,500 spectators per day to 5,000 per day due to a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Ex-aide to Pence slams Trump's Covid-19 response
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A former aide to US Vice President Mike Pence has slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, and said she will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the November 3 election.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mumbai NCB raids 4 drug peddlers, recovers 1.418 kg narcotics
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Continuing its operation against the drugs trade in Mumbai, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has detained four drug peddlers as part of its investigations into the drugs angle in the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, an official said here on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patients suffering from COVID-19 are facing cardiac issues
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) The original thought was that the novel coronavirus is a respiratory disease, but as the number of patients who have contracted the virus are increasing, it has become clear that COVID-19 has several other implications.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
UK Home Office flight to deport asylum seekers grounded
London, Sep 18 (IANS) A senior high court judge has halted a UK Home Office charter flight meant to deport 20 asylum seekers to Spain, a country they had previously passed through before crossing the English Channel to Britain.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Aus police warn of zero tolerance for anti-lockdown protesters
Melbourne, Sep 18 (IANS) Police in the Australian state of Victoria on Friday slammed plans for a third weekend of anti-lockdown protests, saying they will take a zero tolerance approach towards anybody breaching Covid-19 restrictions.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Make in India: Centre enhances approval free limits for FDI in defence (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To accelerate the inflow of investments, and employment generation, the Centre has enhanced the FDI limit for the defence sector by allowing up to 74 per cent capital via automatic route.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Aryans' Sadu: I've never appreciated playback singing or film songs
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Sadu, one of the founding members of the popular pop and rock band Aryans, is not a fan of actors lip-syncing to songs on screen.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kevin Pietersen: I love IPL, India has given me a lot
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), former England captain Kevin Pietersen opened up on how the Twenty-20 cricket extravaganza will be different this year due the ongoing Covid pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
US unemployment claims continue to fall
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The number of initial unemployment claims in the US declined to 860,000 last week, indicating a continued recovery in the labour market ravaged by the Covid-19 crisis, the Labour Department reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Majority of Covid-recovered complain of fatigue: Study
London, Sep 18 (IANS) In a major study, the researchers have shown that persistent fatigue occurs in more than half of patients recovered from Covid-19, regardless of the seriousness of their infection.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Online retail sales to hit $2.5 trillion in Asia by 2024
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Riding on the surge in grocery demand in the Covid-19 times, online retail sales in Asia will grow from $1.5 trillion in 2019 to $2.5 trillion in 2024, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3 per cent, a new Forrester report said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Australia's Adani coal mine claims victory over environmental activists
Canberra, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia's controversial new Adani coal mine has claimed victory over environmental activists, while announcing on Friday that the project had brought more than 1,500 jobs to the state of Queensland during its construction.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
FanCode signs multi-year partnership with Bundesliga International
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Multi-sport aggregator FanCode has partnered with Bundesliga International to show the German football league action every single week. With this multi-year partnership, FanCode becomes the only destination for fans in India to experience comprehensive coverage of the Bundesliga.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
HC refuses plea seeking clarification on extending interim orders
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to entertain an application seeking clarification on the full bench's earlier order extending all interim orders, including bails and paroles, passed by it.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Teenager dupes grandpa of Rs 15L
Agra, Sep 18 (IANS) A 17-year-old boy allegedly transferred Rs 15 lakh from his grandfather's bank account to his e-wallet to pay for his lavish lifestyle.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lebanese Prez committed to French initiative of forming govt
Beirut, Sep 18 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that he was committed to a French initiative about forming a government in the country to implement necessary reforms.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
No new Covid-19 cases in NZ for 1st time in a month
Wellington, Sep 18 (IANS) There were no new coronavirus cases in New Zealand on Friday for the first time early August, according to the Health Ministry.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Pak to set up markets along Afghanistan, Iran borders
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan will set up three markets along the borders with Afghanistan and Iran by February 2021 to promote business activities and help the people in the border areas, Prime Minister Imran Khan's Office said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US House passes resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiments
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The Democratic Party-led US House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning "all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to Covid-19".
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
It's in our genes: What is aiding India's low mortality rate
Varanasi, Sep 18 (IANS) A study conducted by top genetic experts has revealed that Indians should be thankful to their genes for tiding over the Covid pandemic with a relatively lesser mortality rate as compared to the US and European nations.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
France mulls new curbs as Covid-19 cases hit new high
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) French authorities have said that they would consider additional restrictive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, notably in the country's red zones, following a surge in the number of positive cases, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
BSP to contest Assembly bypolls for first time in UP
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to put up candidates in all eight Assembly seats where bypolls are to be held.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sony launches Xperia 5 II smartphone with Snapdragon 865 chip
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Sony has launched Xperia 5 II smartphone with a 120Hz refresh rate, triple rear cameras and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Equity indices trim major initial gains, Sensex up 65 points
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian stock market gave up major gains on Friday morning with the BSE Sensex trading just 65 points higher.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Roger Federer sings Beatles classic for commercial
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has been mesmerising fans with his breathtaking shots on the tennis courts ever since he turned professional in 1998. Now the Swiss legend has left his fans speechless with a rendition of a Beatles' classic.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis,Cinema/Showbiz
US sanctions Lebanese individual, firms over Hezbollah ties
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The US government has announced sanctions against a Lebanese individual and two companies for their alleged ties with the Beirut-based Hezbollah group.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Maid's boyfriend creates fake profile of employer on FB for revenge
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To take revenge on an employer, a house maid roped in her boyfriend to create a fake profile of her woman employer on Facebook and posted her mobile number with vulgar and obscene messages, police said Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cong MP demands removal of ban on onion exports
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Congress MP Rajiv Satav on Friday demanded that the union government-imposed ban on the export of onion should be removed as it is harsh on the farmers.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Increased racism against Asian-Americans amid pandemic: Report
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) A report released by a US civil rights group showed Asian-Americans have experienced increased racism since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country more than 6 months ago.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi Police constable commits suicide
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A 37-year-old Delhi Police constable committed suicide in South Delhi's PTS colony, Malviya Nagar, police said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cong MP raises Hooch tragedy in RS demands CBI probe
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Cornering his own government in Punjab, Congress MP Shamsher Singh Dulo in Rajya Sabha on Friday demanded CBI inquiry into the state's hooch tragedy that cost more than 100 lives.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Boeing appoints new chief strategy officer
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has named B. Marc Allen as its new chief strategy officer and senior vice president for strategy and corporate development.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Mexico, US extend ban on non-essential border crossings
Mexico City, Sep 18 (IANS) Mexico and the US have extended the ban on non-essential border crossings until October 21 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Affairs Ministry here said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Brazil's largest city to resume in-person university classes
Brasilia, Sep 18 (IANS) Sao Paolo, the largest Brazilian city and also one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus) pandemic, has authorized the restart of in-person classes at universities from October 7, Mayor Bruno Covas said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Brazil,Education
The Indian cricket pantomime ready to explode (Column: Close-in)
The entertainment that every Indian cricket lover is so anxiously waiting -- the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 -- is about to start. The first match between the two top teams of the tournament will take place on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI), led by Rohit Sharma, will lock horns with last year's runners-up Chennai Super Kings (CSK), captained by the man who recently announced retirement from international cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Make in India: Centre enhances approval free limits for FDI in defence
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Centre has enhanced the FDI limit for defence sector by allowing up to 74 per cent capital via automatic route.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Over 96K Covid cases in 24 hours
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With a massive spike of 96,424 new cases and 1,172 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 tally on Friday crossed the 52-lakh mark.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
WhatsApp on Web may soon get fingerprint authentication feature
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) WhatsApp is reportedly working on to adding another layer of security via biometric scanning support that will help users secure new sessions on the platform on the Web.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Despite crude on rebound, sharp cuts in fuel prices in India
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Petrol and prices in the country have fallen sharply again even though global oil prices rebounded and rose over $43 a barrel marking its fifth consecutive day of rise.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Texas announces further easing of restrictions
Houston, Sep 18 (IANS) Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that Covid-19 restrictions will be further eased in most areas of the state from September 21 following a drop in the number of positive coronavirus cases.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Hansal Mehta: Need more films about LGBTQ community
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta feels we need more films to be made on the LGBTQ community.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Alexa in Hindi turns 1, now available on smartphones in India
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Amazon India on Friday announced that its smart assistant Alexa that completed one year of its existence is now available on both Android and iOS smartphones in the country.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
President accepts Harsimrat Kaur's resignation
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted Harsimrat Kaur Badal's resignation as Minister of Food Processing Industries and Narendra Singh Tomar has been assigned the additional charge of her ministry, according to a press release.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab farmer tries to commit suicide over Farm Bills
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) A day after the Lok Sabha passed two contentious agriculture Bills, despite the opposition by BJP's oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal terming it as an "anti-farmer" move, a protesting farmer in Punjab on Friday tried to commit suicide by consuming poisonous substance.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Covid-19 expanding risks to peace everywhere: Guterres
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the global coronavirus pandemic is expanding risks to peace everywhere.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
England, West Indies women to support 'BLM' movement in T20Is
London, Sep 18 (IANS) The England and West Indies women cricket teams will support the 'Black Lives Matter' movement during the upcoming five-match T20I series scheduled to be played from September 21-30 at the Incora County Ground, Derby.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Israel expands economic safety net to deal with nationwide lockdown
Tel Aviv, Sep 18 (IANS) Israel has expanded its Covid-19 national economic safety net program ahead of the full nationwide lockdown that will begin on Friday, the Prime Minister's Office and Finance Ministry said in a joint statement.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Hindu Yuva Vahini leader murdered in UP
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) A Hindu Yuva Vahini leader was found dead with stab wounds near his own hospital in Bareilly.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anoushka Shankar: Important to call out inappropriate behaviour
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Grammy-nominated sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar feels it is important to call out inappropriate behaviour, and says there is a need to amplify the voices of women at all levels of the music industry.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Apple says happy Diwali with 1st India online store on Sep 23 (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ending months of speculation, Apple is launching its first exclusive branded online store in India on September 23 just ahead of the festive season, offering a full range of products, support and premium experience to consumers and the large aspirational fan base across the country.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Venezuela hails record level of compliance' with OPEC+ deal
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS) The OPEC+ cooperation agreement saw "a record level of compliance" in August, Venezuelan Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Venezuela,Business/Economy
BBL: Dan Christian signs up with Sydney Sixers
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Defending champions Sydney Sixers have signed all-rounder Dan Christian for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
2020-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Google adds Search trends symptoms data to Covid-19 repository
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) In an effort to help researchers find useful health data to fight new coronavirus, Google has added its Search Trends symptoms dataset, which aggregates anonymised search trends for over 400 symptoms, to its Covid-19 Open Data repository.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
RS adjourned for 30 minutes in obituary references
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned on Friday for half an hour as a mark of respect to sitting member Ashok Gasti and former member Kapila Vatsayan, who passed away recently.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WHO Europe calls for regional coherence as Covid-19 cases soar
Copenhagen, Sep 18 (IANS) As coronavirus cases were soaring in the European region, the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge has called for greater "regional coherence", respect for "scientific knowledge", and asked authorities to embrace new disciplines in tackling "Covid-related fatigue in populations".
2020-09-18
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine
Facebook unveils Business Suite to help SMBs grow on its apps
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) To help small and medium businesses (SMBs), the social networking giant has introduced Facebook Business Suite -- a new interface to help businesses save time and stay up to date by managing their Pages or profiles across its family of apps.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) Recently crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the upcoming French Open slated to begin from September 27.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Public toilets on school land to be razed in UP
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh education department has directed razing of all the public toilets built illegally on government school lands in the state.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
105 inmates test Covid positive in UP jail
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) The Pilibhit jail in Uttar Pradesh has reported 105 cases of Covid-19 among the inmates.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Smoke from historic US wildfires seen from Europe
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Massive plumes of smoke from the historic wildfires currently raging along the US West Coast were being seen thousands of kilometres away in Europe, as far away as the Netherlands and Germany, according to scientists.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Twitter to tell key US officials to opt for strong passwords
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Twitter has said it will ask US officials, presidential campaign managers, political parties and candidates to choose a strong password for an enhanced account security before the November 3 election.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tour de France: Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski wins Stage 18
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) An emotional finish to Stage 18 in the Alps saw Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski and Richard Carapaz finish arm-in-arm to lead home an Ineos Grenadiers one-two with the Ecuadorian also securing the polka dot jersey on a day to remember for the British-based team at the ongoing Tour de France.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Barcelona president Bartomeu likely to face no-confidence vote
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu is most likely to face a vote of no confidence from members of the club, who have gathered the necessary number of signatures to force the vote.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Armand Duplantis sets world outdoor record in Rome
Rome, Sep 18 (IANS) World record holder Armand Duplantis of Sweden produced the highest-ever pole vault mark in an outdoor event as he cleared 6.15-meters to take the win at the Diamond League meeting in Rome.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Covid-19 scene remains grim in Agra region
Agra, Sep 18 (IANS) With 118 fresh cases and 117 deaths till now, the Covid-19 scene in Agra remains grim. Health officials said the rising graph of infection was a matter for worry, though all required measures were being taken to control the spread.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Injunction issued against changes to US Postal Service
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A federal judge has blocked controversial changes against the US Postal Service (USPS) that have slowed mail delivery nationwide, calling them "a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the USPS" before the November 3 presidential election.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN welcomes Libyan PM's decision to step down
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN has welcomed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj's decision to step down by the end of October, according to a statement.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 cases cross 30mn mark: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 30 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 944,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Iran FM dismisses fresh US attempt at extending UN arms embargo
Tehran, Sep 18 (IANS) The Iranian foreign minister dismissed the fresh US attempt at extending a UN arms embargo on Iran.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Ranveer Singh's efforts to make Indian Sign Language an official language is on
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) India's deaf community has lauded the efforts of actor Ranveer Singh to make Indian Sign Language an official language.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Election poll shows Biden leads Trump 45-40% in Arizona
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) An influential election projection agency shifted the US presidential race in the state of Arizona toward Democratic nominee Joe Biden, as its latest poll found the former vice president led President Donald Trump by 5 percentage points in the state.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Apple to celebrate Diwali with 1st India online store on Sep 23
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ending months of speculation, Apple is all set to launch its first exclusive online store in India on September 23 just ahead of the festive season, offering a full range of products, support and premium experience to consumers across the country.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Yo Yo Honey Singh: I am a popstar not rap artiste
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Yo Yo Honey Singh insists he is a popstar and not a rap artiste because he blends pop music, rap lines and singing in his numbers.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fashion designer Sharbari Dutta found dead at her south Kolkata residence
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Sharbari Dutta was found dead inside the bathroom at her south Kolkata's Broad Street residence on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US stocks drop amid tech struggle
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) US stocks finished lower as shares of big tech names struggled, weighing on the market.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Harsimrat resigns under pressure of Punjab's local politics: BJP
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Reacting on the resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that she resigned under the pressure of Punjab's local politics. However, the party still hopes that the matter will be resolved after discussion with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UN chief urges all parties in Yemen to cease hostilities
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all parties in Yemen to cease hostilities and pledged that the UN will continue to support them in implementing agreements signed since 2018.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Turkey urges world to adopt more mediations for conflict resolutions amid COVID-19
Istanbul, Sep 18 (IANS) Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal urged the world to exert more efforts to carry out effective mediation for the peaceful resolutions of conflicts across the globe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
NATO membership is Ukraine's strategic course: President
Kiev, Sep 18 (IANS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that becoming a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is Ukraine's strategic course, the presidency's official website reported on Thursday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
DJ Halli violence: CSOs appeal B'luru police to widen probe
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Alleging inaction by Facebook and the City Police, a fact-finding committee formed by several Bengaluru based civil society organisations (CSOs) appealed to the Bengaluru City Police to widen the scope of investigation against the alleged Facebook post believed to have led to the same.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIM Udaipur Incubation Centre starts accelerator programme
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) IIM Udaipur's Incubation Center started 'Launch-n-Zoom 3.0, programme' a 3-month accelerator cohort programme, to provide startups with the resources and support they need to grow quickly, test the market, and become viable.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
Farm bills govt's conspiracy to defeat Green Revolution: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the Lok Sabha passed two of the contentious agriculture reforms bill, the Congress on Thursday upped its ante against the Narendra Modi government over the issue, terming it a conspiracy to defeat the Green Revolution.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russian deputy FM warns US ambassador against interference in Belarus
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko stressed "the inadmissibility of any interference in the internal political processes" in Belarus during a phone talk with US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Crocodile spotted in Hyderabad's Musi river
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A crocodile was spotted on the bed of Musi river on Thursday, sending panic in Puranapul and surrounding areas in the old city of Hyderabad.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Instagram down, users reporting issues worldwide
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Instagram users, including from the US, the UK, Middle East and India, took to Twitter on Friday to report problems while using the photo and video sharing app.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Rajasthan MP declared Covid negative again; questions ICMR
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal, who was declared Covid-19 positive in Delhi before the commencement of Parliament's Monsoon Session, and later tested negative for Covid-19 in Rajasthan, was declared Covid-19 negative again on Thursday after the fifth test.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chandy marks golden jubilee as legislator, receives tributes
Kottayam (Kerala), Sep 18 (IANS) It was a day that all present-day politicians would dream for, but was a reality for one of Kerala's most popular leaders - Congress veteran Oommen Chandy as he was on Thursday honoured for completing 50 years as a legislator on the trot from the same constituency - Puthupally.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Many engaged in confusing farmers: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid the row over three agriculture reform bills that led to one of his Cabinet colleagues quitting on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured that the system of MSP and government procurement will continue.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala records highest one-day spike of 4,351 Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala on Thursday registered the highest one-day spike of 4,351 Covid cases, health officials said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana cop suspended as birthday party spreads COVID
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A birthday party thrown by a police constable led to the spread of COVID-19 among the police personnel in Rachakonda police commissionerate here.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Gujarat reports highest single day spike of 1,379 Covid cases
Gandhinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Gujarat recorded the highest single day spike in Covid-19 with 1,379 cases, taking the tally to 1,19,088, while 14 more deaths pushed the toll to 3,273, health officials said on Thursday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Three youths held in Hyderabad for blackmailing girl
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad have arrested three youths for blackmailing a Class 10 girl after befriending her over social media.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Treat all official languages on par with Hindi: Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Continuing his battle against the Union government giving preference to Hindi, former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday claimed that it has indicated its rejection of the demand to also give primacy to other official languages like Kannada by amending the Constitution.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'October Surprise': Citibank economists urge investors to brace for wild, complicated US election
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) In a 107 page research report headlined on the final bend of the US election, a cross disciplinary team of 11 Citigroup economists are urging investors to fasten seatbelts for a wild ride that could include what they call an 'October Surprise' that potentially upends the race like it did in 2016 and are warning of a complicated terrain for at least 60 days post-election.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,National,Politics
Bangladesh's Hathazari Madrasa shut after student protests
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's Education Ministry has shut down Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, popularly known as Hathazari Madrasa, in Chattogram (Chittagong), until further notice in wake of protests at the seminary.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Telangana Governor calls for protecting ancient temple
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Telangana Governor, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday urged the Union Ministry of Culture to carry out repair and restoration works to protect the Kakatiya-period Trikuta Temple at Mupparam village in Warangal district.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Govt's stake divestment to be credit negative for PSBs: ICRA
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The proposed divestment of the Centre's majority stake in certain PSBs will be credit negative for these lenders, ratings agency ICRA said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP strategists failed to prevent Harsimrat Kaur's exit
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to stop Harsimrat Kaur Badal from exiting the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, even as it had roped in its key strategists to prevent the exit of the lone Akali Dal minister.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AP surges past 6 lakh Covid cases
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Covid tally breached 6 lakh mark with 8,702 new cases on Thursday, health officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka BJP Rajya Sabha MP Gasti succumbs to Covid (2nd Ld)
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) newly elected Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka Ashok Gasti succumbed to coronavirus at a private hospital in the city, an official said on Thursday night. He was 55.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
HC's halt to Amaravati probe, gag order unprecedented: Minister
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Botcha Satyanarayana on Thursday termed the state High Court's stalling of investigation on the alleged Amaravati land scam and a gag order on media as "unprecedented".
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Karnataka's Covid tally touches 4.94 lakh mark
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) With 9,366 fresh Covid-19 cases, Karnataka's tally mounted to 4,94,356 on Thursday, health officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Fined for not wearing mask, lawyer seeks Rs 10 lakh compensation
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government over a petition filed by a lawyer challenging Rs 500 challan slapped on him for not wearing a mask while he was driving alone in his car.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka CM calls on FM, seeks special Rs 5,495 cr grant
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In the wake of Karnataka facing a severe resource crunch due the Covid pandemic, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday urged the Centre to accept the 14th Finance Commission's recommendation for a special grant of Rs 5,495 crore to the state on account of reduced devolution.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's First: IGIA now sports dedicated private jet terminal (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The national capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has entered into an exclusive league of global airports which sports a dedicated terminal for private jets.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Of sinners, saints and cricketing tales (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Was the 2018 ball tampering case involving David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith more diabolical than the use of Vaseline, hair oil saliva mixed with sweet sandpaper, trouser zips metal or Pakistanis using other methods to induce reverse swing? What makes these questions and many more even more horrendous is that we are talking about cricket, supposedly a 'gentleman's game' that in reality has thrown up more sinners or saints or tales that warm the heart.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Covid effort: Maha to recruit 2,852 medical students from campus
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) As the Covid-19 situation remains critical, the Maharashtra government has decided to draft 2,852 medical students right from their campuses to work in hospitals across the state, Medical Education Minister Amit V. Deshmukh said here on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
IYC, NSUI mark Modi's birthday as 'National Unemployment Day'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and the National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Thursday marked the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as 'national unemployment day'.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra Covid-19 cases soar; deaths surpass 31K
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Six months after the first death in Maharashtra, Covid-19 deaths and new cases continued to soar on Thursday with fatalities crossing the 31,000 mark, health officials said here.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Rosen Law Firm files class action suit against HDFC Bank
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) US-based Rosen Law Firm has filed a class action lawsuit against HDFC Bank, seeking to recover damages for the bank's investors under the US securities laws.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Assam oil well fire: Villagers launch stir against delay in compensation
Guwahati, Sep 17 (IANS) The villagers affected by the more than three-month-long raging fire and gas leakage from an oil well of the state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) field at Baghjan in eastern Assam, on Thursday launched a road blockade demanding compensation, officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi govt initiates planning for citywide network of EV charging, swapping stations
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) All government agencies in Delhi including the three MCDs, NDMC, DDA, PWD, transport department, DTC, DMRC, and DSIIDC will carry out a comprehensive planning exercise in the next two weeks to identify concessional locations within their jurisdictions for the purpose of setting up public charging stations.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Bullet train project to create more than 90,000 direct, indirect jobs
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project, popularly known as 'bullet train project', will create more than 90,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LS passes Agriculture Bills, Harsimrat Kaur resigns from Cabinet
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed two contentious agriculture Bills, despite the opposition as well as BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal terming it an "anti-farmer" move and some staging a walkout, and widespread protests by farmers in various states over the issue.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Notice to pvt schools in Andhra over teachers' salaries
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) As many as 20 private unaided schools in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district, mostly belonging to Sri Chaitanya, have been served notice by the District Educational Officer (DEO) for not paying salaries to teachers and employees for months together.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics
BSNL sources 53% of mobile network equipment from ZTE, Huawei
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) At a time when concerns have been raised over equipment of Chinese origin in mobile networks and anti-China sentiments are on a high, the Centre on Thursday said that around 53.4 per cent of state-run BSNL's mobile network equipment comes from Chinese tech majors ZTE and Huawei.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fake currency worth Rs 1 lakh seized, Bangladeshi held in Meghalaya
Shillong, Sep 17 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has arrested a Bangladeshi national and seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) worth around Rs one lakh from his possession, an official release said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harsimrat resigns from Union Cabinet opposing farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) One of the oldest allies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Akali Dal's lone minister in the Narendra Modi government, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday to protest the farm bills.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India has rejected Pak obsession with 'territorial aggrandisement': Govt
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government told Parliament on Thursday that it has rejected Pakistan's "obsession" with "territorial aggrandisement" supported by cross-border terrorism. The government's response was in a reference to Pakistan unveiling a new political map laying claim to Indian territory.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL 13: RCB include message for Covid-19 frontline workers on jersey
Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will pay tribute to frontline workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic by featuring a message for them in their jersey for the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Ganguly, Games 24x7 to strengthen My11Circle's 'Play with Champions' proposition
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) My11Circle, the popular sports platform by online gaming company Games24x7, is releasing a new campaign featuring its brand ambassador Sourav Ganguly in which it asks cricket enthusiasts to make their teams on the app to compete directly with the former India captain.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
K'taka BJP celebrates Modi's birthday with social service
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Karnataka unit celebrated the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a slew of programmes, including social service, an official said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India's First: IGIA now sports dedicated private jet terminal
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The national capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has entered an exclusive league of global airports which sport a dedicated terminal for private jets.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Grammy winner Ricky Kej, National Award winner Arun Shankar Mohan team up
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Grammy winner Ricky Kej and National Award-winning filmmaker Arun Shankar Mohan are collaborating on a new single.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vistara: First airline to offer in-flight WiFi internet on B787-9
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Full-service airline Vistara will offer in-flight Wi-Fi internet connectivity onboard international flights operated on Boeing 787 from September 18.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal granted bail
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal in connection with the Delhi riots case, on the grounds that video shown by the prosecution does not show anything to suggest that she was in an unlawful assembly or incited violence.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Asia-Pacific Ministers commit to stronger health systems
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Building on the learnings from the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic, Ministers of Health and Finance from Asia Pacific countries, including from the WHO South-East Asia Region, on Thursday committed to build and finance resilient health systems with universal health coverage at its centre.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
ED files charge sheet against separatist leader Shabir Shah's wife
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Tightening its noose on separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet against Bilquis Shah, wife of separatist leader Shabir Shah in a terror funding case, officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TV actor Arjun Bijlani returns in a music video with 'repeat value'
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Arjun Bijlani is the latest TV star to feature in a music video. He has shared what makes the video different from most other songs.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ITF renames Fed Cup as Billie Jean King Cup
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The ITF has announced that Fed Cup, the women's world cup of tennis, has been renamed the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas, a statement said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Telcos directed to conduct security audit of networks
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom operators to conduct a special security audit of their networks by an external agency, Parliament was informed on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengal Guv says cops being made to do political jobs
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Thursday targeted the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government alleging that policemen in the state are being made to perform political work by their seniors who are in decision-making positions in the force.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Facebook comes down heavily on rogue Groups, admins
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) In a tough action on Groups that spread harmful content, hate speech and misinformation, Facebook on Thursday said admins and moderators of Groups taken down for policy violations will not be able to create any new Group for a certain period of time.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Harsimrat's resignation part of 'theatrics': Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday dubbed Harsimrat Kaur Badal's decision to quit the Union Cabinet as part of the "long chain of theatrics" being enacted by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which has still not quit the ruling NDA despite the slap on their face by the central government over the farm Bills.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kajol shares secret to her beautiful hair
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Kajol has often sported bouncy curls, and it is not too difficult to have hair like hers, she assures.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sushant case: Forensic re-examination hints at discrepancies
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The 'medico legal opinion' of forensic experts, which holds the key to unravelling the mystery shrouding the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, hints at certain discrepancies relating to the inquest report and description of the crime scene filed by the police.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
IPL betting: Champions Mumbai Indians are bookies top favourite
Gurugram, Sep 17 (IANS) Defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians are the favourite of bookies and are currently priced at Rs 4.90, followed by Hyderabad SunRisers at Rs 5.60, according to bookies based in and around the city.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cricket
Register and vote early, says Barack Obama
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Upping the stakes in the upcoming US elections, former President Barack Obama on Thursday urged "young people" to "get registered and vote early" on the day it was announced that the first volume of his memoirs, "A Promised Land", in which he relates the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, will be simultaneously published in 25 languages on November 17.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Speedy disposal must to arrest rising criminalisation of politics: SC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court said that pending criminal cases against sitting and former MPs/MLAs is a matter of paramount public importance, and though it has passed various orders for speedy dispensation of justice, yet the backlog has not declined.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Madhuri's family pitches in to help out with her kitchen garden
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit has been nurturing a passion for gardening all through the lockdown months, and she has often been sharing glimpses of her kitchen garden with fans on social media.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Dispose of cases against MPs/MLAs within two months: SC to HCs
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has asked the Chief Justices of all High Courts to immediately list all pending criminal cases involving sitting/former legislators (MPs/MLAs), particularly those where a stay has been granted, and all the matters should be heard by a bench comprising the Chief Justices.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Army Chief meets J&K L-G Sinha
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Army Chief General M.M. Naravane, who is on a two-day visit to Kashmir, met J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Govt: MSP was, MSP is, and MSP will continue in future
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Amid widespread protests by farmers in various states against the three farm Bills presented in the Lok Sabha three days ago, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday clarified that these Bills will bring revolutionary changes in the lives of farmers. He asserted "MSP was, MSP is, and MSP will continue in the future".
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maggie Wheeler on why her character Janice has a distinct voice on 'Friends'
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Janice Litman-Goralnik, the character played by actress Maggie Wheeler on the hit sitcom Friends, has one of the most distinct voices on American television. There is an intriguing story behind it.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SP Group slaps notice for damages against directors of Tata Sons
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The SP Group has slapped a notice for damages against the board members of Tata Sons, individually and collectively, questioning their
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Akanksha Bhandari owes her new song to an auto ride in the rains
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Singer Akanksha Bhandari has drawn inspiration from Mumbai monsoon for her new non-film track.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India Inc to raise more than Rs 50k crore from IPOs
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 80 companies are in the process to tap the primary market to raise approximately Rs 51,515 crore equity capital in FY 2020-21 with benchmark indices up by 50 per cent since March and IPO listings getting strong demand from the public.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Support keeps pouring in for Urmila after Kangana's 'soft porn star' jibe
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Support kept coming in for Urmila Matondkar from film as well as political circles all through Thursday, after actress Kangana Ranaut called her a soft porn star in a TV interview.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Delayed by Covid striking NCB officer, B Town round up to resume from Monday
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Sources close to developments in the major drug expose in B Town are close to calling key producers, directors, actors, actresses and other film personalities for questioning next week onwards. The Sushant Singh Rajput suicide, now mired in various layers of controversy, is seeing major activity on the drug front.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
5,560 new Covid cases push TN's tally to 525,420
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) As many as 5,560 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu, taking the total tally to 525,420, the state health department said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Pulwama-like tragedy averted by security forces in J&K
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) A Pulwama-like tragedy was averted by security forces after a large quantity of explosive material was recovered in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
How shifting to e-commerce has benefitted small businesses
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) While financial challenges following lockdown orders have forced many small and medium-sized-businesses to shut shop, a number of SMBs have seen the benefits of shifting to e-commerce, a Facebook report said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Wah Ballet: From Vikas Vihar to London (Lead, Correcting figure in Para 5)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Four years back, the first class made him uncomfortable -- an alien dance form, rich kids all around, those sleek uniforms and shoes... The then sixteen-years-old Kamal Singh, son of an e-rickshaw driver could not wait for it to get over. But the teacher, Fernando Aguilera, director of a ballet school and company in New Delhi knew immediately there was something special about the young boy.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
J&K's Covid tally breaches 59K mark with 1,467 fresh cases
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) J&K's Covid-19 tally crossed 59,000 mark on Thursday as 1,467 more people have tested positive for the disease, health officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Efficacy of yoga, ginger, turmeric for astronauts needs to be studied'
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) India's human space flight programme will be a sustained activity and will not end just with Gaganyaan mission - the country's first human space mission, said senior officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Couple found hanging at home in Kolkata, suicide note found
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) A couple was found hanging at their rented apartment in south Kolkata's Lake Gardens area on Thursday, police said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan JuD's gaming apps brainwash youth to take up jihad against India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan-based globally banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), the front organisation of banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, is using gaming applications to brainwash youngsters to take up jihad against India, contrary to their claims of educating youths on Prophet Mohammed's teachings through apps, intelligence agencies have flagged.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology,Terrorism
SRK wishes health and happiness to PM Modi on his birthday
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter on Thursday evening to post birthday wishes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sushant probe: Goa drug peddler in judicial custody
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) A Mumbai court has sent a drug peddler from Goa - Chris Costa - to judicial custody till October 1, after his two-day remand with the Narcotics Control Bureau ended here on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Robert Pattinson back on 'The Batman' set post Covid recovery
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson has recovered from Covid-19 and reportedly returned to The Batman set.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Alibaba Cloud denies report on data theft of Indian users
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Amid India's crackdown on Chinese companies engaged in suspicious activities, Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, on Thursday denied a report on data theft of Indian users.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
IPL: Rana keen to learn leadership skill from Morgan
Abu Dhabi, Sep 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) left-handed batsman Nitish Rana is looking forward to learn leadership skill from reigning England World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Harsimrat resigns from Union Cabinet over farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Akali Dal's lone minister in the Narendra Modi government, on Thursday resigned from the Union Cabinet to protest the farm bills.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: 2 waiters & 17 players in each IPL team bio-bubble for matches
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Only those who are part of an Indian Premier League (IPL) team's 'hotel bubble' - including two waiters -- will be able to travel in the buses when teams will move between hotels and stadiums for matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Saturday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Decision to restart Classes X, XII after October 2: Goa CM
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the decision to restart classes for students of Class X and XII will be taken after October 2.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
RJD leader Arun Yadav: Sushant wasn't a Rajput
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) RJD legislator Arun Yadav has stirred up a new controversy about the caste origins of Sushant Singh Rajput. Yadav says Sushant wasn't a Rajput by caste and that any descendent of Maharana Pratap won't die by hanging himself.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,Cinema/Showbiz
Nagarjuna-hosted Bigg Boss Telugu 4 sets record in premiere episode
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni has created a new record in television ratings with the premiere of Bigg Boss 4 Telugu.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP vows to provide drinking water to residents of Delhi village
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) On the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Delhi BJP workers on Thursday vowed to provide drinking water to the people of Chak Chila village located on the Yamuna riverbed and also distributed sports equipment to children.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Acer launches two new Predator laptops in India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Global PC brand Acer on Thursday announced the latest generation of its Predator laptop Triton 300 and Helios 300 equipped with 10th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Wah Ballet: From Vikas Vihar to London
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Four years back, the first class made him uncomfortable -- an alien dance form, rich kids all around, those sleek uniforms and shoes... The then sixteen-years-old Kamal Singh, son of an e-rickshaw driver could not wait for it to get over. But the teacher, Fernando Aguilera, director of a ballet school and company in New Delhi knew immediately there was something special about the young boy.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Privatisation of Railways is 'win-win' situation: NITI Aayog CEO
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday asserted that privatisation of the Railways will create a "win-win" situation for the Railways as well as the investors and also the users.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google launches new programme to help small news publishers
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Google on Thursday announced a global programme to help small and mid-sized news publishers navigate the complexity of digital transformation in the Covid times.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Smart drug system may help in neurological disorders treatment
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Scientists have created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Army chief reviews preparedness, winter deployment on LoC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian Army chief, Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, who is currently on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, reviewed the operational preparedness of troops and deployments at the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Cracks appear in opposition on LAC issue
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government and the opposition are at loggerheads on tensions with China on the LAC as the opposition wants a discussion on the issue after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in both houses of Parliament.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nagma: B'wood drug story a diversion from SSR death case
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress and Congress politician Nagma has taken a jibe at BJP politician and actress Jaya Prada, alleging people are talking of Bollywood and its alleged drug culture to divert attention from the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA questions Jaleel for over 8 hours (Ld)
Kochi, Sep 17 (IANS) Two days after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave a clean chit to the state's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel in the Kerala gold smuggling case, the latter was summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday and was questioned for over eight hours.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Maha Covid deaths catapult from 1 to over 30,000 in 180 days
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Exactly six months after Maharashtra had its first coronavirus death on March 17 - of a 64-year-old man who succumbed at Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital, the state has seen its death toll go up massively to 30,883, officials said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Home Minister Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday evening at 5 p.m., four days after being admitted for a complete medical check-up, hospital sources said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Imran govt to soon make occupied Gilgit-Baltistan Pak's 5th province
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) : The Imran Khan government is soon going to illegally integrate the occupied Gilgit-Baltistan region by making it Pakistan's fifth province.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
TV star Nia Sharma turns 30, colleagues shower love
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) TV actress Nia Sharma turned 30 on Thursday, and several colleagues showered love and birthday wishes on social media.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid-hit BJP MP Gasti critical, says hospital; leaders tweet 'condolences' (Ld)
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's newly elected Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka Ashok Gasti is in a critical condition due to Covid-induced complications at a private hospital in the city, an official said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Delhi HC refuses Deepak Kochhar's plea for treatment at private hospital
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) : The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it has no objection if former ICICI Bank CMD Chanda Kochhar's husband Deepak Kochhar, who is currently suffering from Covid-19 and, is shifted to a private hospital of his choice.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gulshan Devaiah takes poetic jibe at 'My BollyMafia' and Kangana
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah took to poetry to take a jibe at the alleged Bollywood drug culture as well as Kangana Ranaut, who has been vocal about the situation.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
RCB aiming for balance to end years of IPL pain (Preview)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore not having a single Indian Premier League (IPL) title to their name was one of the oddities of the tournament until 2016. Since then, however, things have only gone from bad to worse for the team currently led by Virat Kohli.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Opposition submits memorandum to Prez for 'fair probe' in Delhi riots
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A delegation of opposition leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday and demanded a fair probe into the northeast Delhi riots while alleging that the investigation has been biased and many activists and political leaders have been wrongly named.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pumping iron: Gym chain expects pre-Covid levels in 6 months
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Despite some state governments' reluctance on opening of fitness centres along with high tax incidence, industry major Gold's Gym India expects to reach pre-Covid levels of the business in the next six to nine months.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Unfinished Durga idols, few buyers at artisans' Kolkata studios
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) It has been an age-old tradition for artisans of Kolkata's century old potter's town Kumartuli to draw the eyes of Goddess Durga on Mahalaya, as a part of their final touch to the process of idol-making.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
CBI case against software cos for sending pop-up messages on PCs, raids at 10 places
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday said that it has registered a case against several companies for transmitting pop-ups to the victims' personal computers with warnings or bogus messages about serious technical problems including malware infections, as it carried out searches at 10 locations in several states.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Sargun Mehta supports protesting farmers in Punjab
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Sargun Mehta on Thursday lent support to farmers protesting in Punjab.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
SL: Hyderabad FC bolster attack with Aridane Santana signing
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Strengthening their attack ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League, Hyderabad FC have completed the signing of experienced Spanish striker Aridane Santana.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
No secrecy while declaring Amaravati as Andhra capital: TDP
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) There was no secrecy when the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) declared Amaravati as the capital city of Andhra Pradesh when it was in power, a party spokesperson claimed on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Twitter partners with WebMD to give users more health info
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Twitter on Thursday said it has partnered with health care platform WebMD to educate users and highlight what it is like to live with and manage chronic conditions and other health issues.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Kids who take steroids at increased risk for diabetes: Study
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, warn researchers.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Centre doesn't need HC consent to recognise sports bodies: SC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a relief to the Centre and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the Supreme Court on Thursday said the Centre need not seek the consent of Delhi High Court before granting recognition to various sports federations under the National Sports Code.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights
AHPI moves HC over Delhi govt's order on ICU beds reservation
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI) filed a petition in the Delhi High Court on Thursday against an order by the Delhi government that directed 33 private hospitals to reserve 80 per cent of their ICU bed capacity exclusively for the Covid-19 patients .
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama greets Modi on his 70th birthday
Dharamsala, Sep 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday and expressed his gratitude for the warm and considerate hospitality to his people living in exile.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Huawei Mate X2 may not arrive this year due to US sanctions
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) Huawei is reportedly planning to postpone the launch of its second-generation foldable smartphone Mate X2 due to US sanctions against the Chinese manufacturer and is likely to unveil the device next year.
2020-09-17
Category: International, China,Technology