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New drug for pancreatic cancer shows promise in trial
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found a new drug for treating pancreatic cancer which showed promising initial results during clinical trial testing.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Man commits suicide at Delhi's Tagore Garden metro station
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A man committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train at Delhi's Tagore Garden Metro station, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor girl thrashed by village elder for elopement
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) In a horrific incident, a minor Dalit girl was mercilessly beaten up by a village elder in public for eloping with a youth in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No plans for streaming-only console: Xbox chief
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Microsofts head of Xbox and gaming, Phil Spencer, has confirmed the company is not working on a streaming-only console.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gurjit's brace helps Indian eves beat Japan in Olympic test event
Tokyo, Aug 17 (IANS) Penalty corner specialist Gurjit Kaur scored a brace as the Indian women's hockey team started their campaign at the Olympic test event with a resilient 2-1 victory over hosts Japan at the Oi Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Djokovic sets Medvedev showdown in Cincinnati Masters
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) World's number one Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters after defeating Frenchman Lucas Pouille in their last-eight match.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Apple Watch Series 5 to use OLED display
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Apple Watch Series 5 model is expected to use OLED screens supplied by Japan Display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The US Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, the Grace 1, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bravo, Campbell part of Windies 'A' squad for India tour game
St. John's (Antigua), Aug 17 (IANS) Darren Bravo and John Campbell have been included in a 14-member West Indies 'A' squad for the three-day tour game against India, starting Saturday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
Himachal sees heavy rains, rivers in spate
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) Hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers -- one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator -- when symptoms occur.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Teachers launch rally to back HK youth protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday despite heavy rain in a show of solidarity with young protesters, as the city braces for an 11th weekend of demonstrations sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Archer can 'blow away' teams in Test cricket: Broad
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad has said that debutant Jofra Archer has the pace and bounce to blow away teams in Test cricket.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Amazon ambassadors flood Twitter with 'fake' messages: Report
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) There has been a surge in Amazon employees' accounts on Twitter who are praising the e-commerce giant, the workplace and its policies on the platform, creating suspicion among former workers whether this is actually the case.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-ED Director under CBI lens over CVC complaint
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing into a complaint of an alleged disproportionate case against former Enforcement Directorate Director Karnal Singh who retired last year, top official sources said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Calls to boycott 'Mulan' after star backs HK police
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Disney's live-action remake of the animated film "Mulan" is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong's police force, who anti-government protesters have accused of using excessive force.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Philippe Coutinho set to join Bayern Munich on loan
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona have reached the "principal of an agreement" to loan Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho to German giants Bayern Munich.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Doctors can help parents talk with their kids about sex
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Parents and teenagers often find it difficult to talk about sex and alcohol, but a new study suggests that doctors can help.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
England pacer Olly Stone ruled out of season with back injury
London, Aug 17 (IANS) England pacer Olly Stone will not be able to participate in the ongoing Ashes as he has been ruled out for the remaining of the season following a recurring back injury.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gold ETFs: Investors bet big on the safe haven asset
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) As the global economic scenario remains subdued and trade tensions remain volatile, investors have bet big on the safe haven of gold-backed exchange traded funds (ETF).
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
UNSC accepts India's efforts in Kashmir, wants all to follow suit: Envoy
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The Security Council has acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to Kashmir and wants all countries to follow suit, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
A free ride along with food for this Hyderabadi youth
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Food apps have made things easy for people to order food from comforts of their homes and satiate their hunger, but here is a case where a Zomato user in Hyderabad used it to reach his destination.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,IANS Life
Ordnance Factory Board to be made 100% govt equity firm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Defence Ministry on Friday clarified there is no proposal to privatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) whose employees had called for a 30 days' strike.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
K'taka businessman shoots parents, wife, son, self
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) In a horrifying incident, a 36-year-old Mysuru businessman allegedly shot dead his parents, wife and son before killing self near Bandipur in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district, police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana hospitals stop healthcare services
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Healthcare services under Telangana's Arogyasri scheme came to a halt on Friday as about 240 private hospitals in the state stopped providing services over non-payment of dues to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore by the state government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rahul condemns arrest of J&K Congress chief
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the arrest of the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and another party leader saying the government has delivered another body blow to democracy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
UNSC accepts India's effort for normalcy in Kashmir: Envoy
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council in its informal consultation on Kashmir on Friday acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, said India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Punjab on high alert after heavy rain forecast
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid a forecast of heavy rainfall in the state in the next 48 to 72 hours, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday night ordered a high alert and directed all the Deputy Commissioners to monitor the situation closely.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryanvi model raped by photographer in UP
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) A Haryanvi model was repeatedly raped by a photographer on the pretext of marriage in western Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, an official said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah, Adityanath meet to discuss UP Cabinet expansion
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here to discuss the state Cabinet expansion, party sources said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashes: England reduce Australia to 80/4 at lunch on Day 3 (Roundup)
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Not a single ball could be bowled after lunch as England made the most of the seam-friendly conditions to dent Australia's top-order and leave them stuttering at 80/4 before showers forced a break to be taken early on Day 3 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Woman stabbed by husband in Delhi succumbs to injuries
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries on Friday, a day after she was stabbed by her husband in an inebriated stated at Safdarjung Hospital, the police said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taking up Kashmir at UN 'diplomatic failure': Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Terming Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India, the Congress on Friday said that the internationalisation of the Kashmir issue at the United Nations was a major "diplomatic and strategic failure" for the Indian government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's envoy to UN: Issues relating to Article 370 an internal matter
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Matters relating to Article 370 on Kashmir are "entirely an internal matter of India and have no external ramifications", Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative to the United Nations, said here on Friday after the UNSC held closed door consultations on Kashmir.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Post-UNSC meet, China asks India, Pak to settle disputes peacefully
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Zhang Jun, China's ambassador to the UN, on Friday urged India and Pakistan to settle disputes peacefully and "discard the zerosum game mentality".
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Two arrested for fraudulent IGST refund claims
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Revenue Department said on Friday it has arrested two persons in connection with fraudulent IGST refund claims amounting to about Rs 44 crore.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DPS woman staffer found hanging in school; family alleges murder
Noida, Aug 16 (IANS) A 36-year-old woman working as a housekeeping staff in the Noida Sector-30 branch of Delhi Public School was found hanging from a tree inside the school campus, police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google's enterprise Gmail suffers outage, later restored in India
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Google's enterprise Gmail for businesses suffered an outage on Friday but services were restored soon after.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Ashes: England reduce Australia to 80/4 at lunch on Day 3
London, Aug 16 (IANS) England made the most of the seam-friendly conditions to dent Australia's top-order and leave them stuttering at 80/4 at lunch on Day 3 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's on Thursday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Punjab CM rejects party MP's allegation on sacrilege
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday rejected his Congress party's MP Pratap Singh Bajwa's allegation that the Advocate General's office had misled the state and the assembly on the sensitive issue of withdrawal of the Bargari sacrilege cases from the CBI.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BSF seizes 218 cattle being smuggled to Bangladesh
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 218 cattle that were being smuggled to Bangladesh, during raids in West Bengal's border districts, an official said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Is government changing nuclear policy, asks Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said it stands behind the government on the issue of defence but asked it to make it clear if it was changing the decades-old nuclear policy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
French 'Spiderman' scales HK skyscraper with peace banner
Hong Kong, Aug 16 (IANS) Daredevil Alain Robert, dubbed as "French Spiderman" climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper on Friday and unfurled a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political unrest.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Akali Dal in talks with BJP for Haryana polls
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would contest the upcoming Haryana assembly polls with the BJP and negotiations for seat sharing are currently on, party leader Balwinder Singh Bhunder said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM hails Chief of Defence Staff announcement
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an ex-soldier in the Indian Army, on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of a Chief of Defence Staff as a vital step in strengthening and streamlining the command structure for the defence services.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Rebuild Ravidas temple at original site: CPI-M
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday urged the central government to rebuild the Guru Ravidas temple at the very site in the national capital where it was demolished.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Criminal involved in over 65 cases arrested
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 31-year-old man involved in over 65 criminal cases including attempt to murder, robbery and intimidation has been arrested here, Delhi Police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Watling fifty helps New Zealand take 177-run lead on Day 3
Galle, Aug 16 (IANS) New Zealand stacked up a 177-run lead on Day 3 of their first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Sri Lanka were all out for 267 in the first session, thus leading by 18 runs and the Kiwis could cross that only at the cost of their opener Jeet Raval.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
No killing in Kashmir, situation to be normal in few days (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) There has been no loss of life to any person in the Kashmir Valley during the past 12 days of lockdown, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said on Friday, and announced that the restrictions will be lifted and life "will become completely normal" as the situation improves over the next few days.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics