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'Mortal Engines': Action packed and engrossing drama (IANS Review, Rating: ****)
Film: "Mortal Engines"; Director: Christian Rivers; Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang,Frankie Adams, Colin Salmon, Caren Pistorius and Kee Chan; Rating: ****
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
India, China's coal consumption rise, global emissions may hit record high
Katowice (Poland), Dec 6 (IANS) Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will rise in 2018 with a new record from fossil fuels and industry for the second consecutive year, a leading scientific study released in this Polish city on Wednesday said, naming India and China among the top 10 emitters for the rise in coal consumption.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Poland,Environment/Wildlife
Comedian Bhadana most subscribed YouTuber from India
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) With 11.8 million subscribers, comedian Amit Bhadana has topped the list of top YouTube creators in 2018, the Google-owned video sharing platform said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology,Business/Economy
Footwear to reinvent your little black dress for Christmas
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) With Christmas fast approaching, you'll be digging deep into your wardrobe for your trusted little black dress (LBD) to see you through. However make sure to jazz up this outfit with statement-making footwear that compliments your dress and your style.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Stage set for polling in Telangana, 2.8 crore can vote
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Over 2.8 crore people are eligible to vote in Telangana which will elect a new Assembly on Friday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi girl kills self, blames 'tormentor' teacher
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Relentless humiliation and rebuke from her science teacher over the last few months forced a Class 7 student here to commit suicide by hanging herself, police said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Yemen peace talks set to begin in Sweden
Stockholm, Dec 6 (IANS) Peace talks between the Yemeni government delegation and Houthi rebels will begin on Thursday in Sweden aiming to end nearly four years of civil war in the Middle-Eastern country.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Sweden,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
EU extends aid to those affected by cyclone Gaja
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced emergency assistance of 105,000 euros to the communities most affected by cyclone Gaja that hit Tamil Nadu in November.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways create history by converting diesel locomotive to electric traction
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Keeping with the Railways' mission of 100 per cent electrification and de-carbonisation, Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi, has converted a diesel locomotive to run on electric traction at almost twice the power, an official said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
DU refuses to share VC's attendance record, says it's 'personal'
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Delhi University has refused to share the attendance details of its administrative officials, including the Vice Chancellor, saying the information was not in "public interest" and would amount to "invasion of privacy".
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Afghan poll watchdog invalidates votes cast in Kabul constituency
Kabul, Dec 6 (IANS) Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has invalidated all votes cast during the October 20 parliamentary elections in Kabul constituency, officials said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Police blame wife, in-laws for lawyer's murder
Patna, Dec 6 (IANS) A day after a lawyer with the Patna High Court was shot dead by motorcycle-borne criminals here, police on Thursday said his wife and in-laws were behind the killing.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Uttarakhand HC refuses stay on 'Kedarnath' release
Dehradun, Dec 6 (IANS) The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of forthcoming Bollywood film "Kedarnath", starring debutante Sara Ali Khan along with Sushant Singh Rajput.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Facebook adds new updates in Messenger Lite
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Facebook's Messenger Lite has got richer with more features such as animated GIFs and most customization features that were available in the full-sized Messenger app.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Over 40% Indian firms to adopt Hybrid Cloud in next 2 years
Bengaluru, Dec 6 (IANS) Nearly 43 per cent of Indian enterprises will adopt Hybrid Cloud by 2020 -- from 13 per cent as of today -- and the country will lead the world in Hybrid Cloud usage and adoption over the next two years, a global report said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian novel 'Timirpanthi' to be adapted as a film
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Indian novel "Timirpanthi", whose English version is "Pilgrims in the Dark", is all set to turn into a feature film.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
1st Test: Poor batting leaves India struggling on opening day (Roundup)
Adelaide, Dec 6 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara fought his way to a gritty century even as familiar batting woes on foreign soil left India struggling at 250/9 on the opening day of the first cricket Test against Australia here on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Nation pays homage to Ambedkar
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Led by President Ram Nath Kovind, the nation on Thursday paid tribute to the architect of the Indian Constitution, Bharat Ratna Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar, on his 63rd death anniversary.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bollywood vanity van owners to go on strike over high state tax
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities are in for a different kind of makeover. The vanity van body -- All Camper Van Owners Association -- has decided to go in for an indefinite "non-cooperation movement" from December 10 against what its members called were "exorbitant taxes".
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ryan Reynolds to produce horror story
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds will produce horror story "The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine".
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SpaceX with 6,000 pound of re-supply mission launched to ISS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying nearly 6,000 pound of research equipment, cargo and supplies has successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Former Australian archbishop acquitted of child abuse cover-up
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) An Australian court on Thursday overturned former Archbishop of Australia Philip Wilson's conviction for covering up cases of child sexual abuse to protect the Church.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Rahul assures student issues will be on national agenda
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Taking note of high fees, tough competitions for limited seats and gap in education and employment sectors, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday assured students that his party will put the issues concerning the "nation builders" of future on the national agenda.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Increased soil contamination threatens food security, warns FAO
Rome, Dec 6 (IANS/AKI) Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Upcoming auction to extend assistance to victims of terror
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) The Whos Who of Mumbai will gather at a Black Tie Charity Ball on December 15 for a live auction to extend assistance to victims of terror, natural disasters, members of the armed forces and other services who demonstrate bravery in their line of work.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sheridan Smith to take break from limelight
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Sheridan Smith will be taking a break from the spotlight to avoid another mental breakdown.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg to host 76th Golden Globe awards
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Actors Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg have been announced as hosts of the 2019 Golden Globes.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I've been in therapy for years: Jennifer Aniston
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston says she feels fortunate to have survived her level of fame without any "emotional scarring".
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US military planes crash off Japan, 6 missing
Tokyo, Dec 6 (IANS) Six members of the US Navy are missing after two military aircraft collided off the west coast of Japan, the US Armed Forces deployed in the Asian country reported on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eros Now to invest $70 mn in original content
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Indian OTT service Eros Now will invest $70 million in original content and roll out 100 new Originals.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India is incomplete without all communities, religions: Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said India is incomplete without all communities, religions, castes, creeds and gender and urged everyone to uphold the "secular fabric of India".
2018-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Attivo Networks expands operations into India
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Deception technology company Attivo Networks has expanded its worldwide operations to support growing demand for the technology in India.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Shimla sees coldest night of season
Shimla, Dec 6 (IANS) The capital of Himachal Pradesh experienced the coldest night of the season so far at 3.8 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological department said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy security in Ayodhya on Babri demotion's 26th anniversary
Ayodhya, Dec 6 (IANS) Heavy security deployment has been made in this temple town in Uttar Pradesh on the 26th anniversary of the razing of the 16th century Babri Masjid by a Hindu mob.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
1st Test: Poor batting leave India struggling on opening day (Close)
Adelaide, Dec 6 (IANS) India were at 250/9 at stumps on day one of the opening Test match against Australia here on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Sensex down 300 points, rupee above 71
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Uncertainty over the outcome of Assembly elections and a weak rupee sent the Sensex plunging over 350 points during the afternoon session of the trade on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Xiaomi leads India wearables market in Q3 2018: IDC
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Riding on the success of its Mi Band 3 fitness tracker, Xiaomi has maintained its leadership in the country's wearables market with a 41 per cent market share in the third quarter of this year, the International Data Corp (IDC) said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Infosys opens innovation hub at Hartford in US
Bengaluru, Dec 6 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Thursday said it had opened a technology-cum-innovation hub at Hartford in Connecticut state in the US to work for its clients in the region.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Slain UP Police officer's family meets CM
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) The family of slain Uttar Pradesh Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed allegedly by cow vigilantes in Bulandshahr, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Thursday and was promised all help for his sons to pursue their education.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nokia unveils 8.1 with 'PureDisplay' screen technology
Dubai, Dec 6 (IANS) HMD Global that makes and sells Nokia phones has launched Nokia 8.1 in its value flagship smartphone line-up with "PureDisplay" screen technology at an event here.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Deer in Thar Desert fall prey to domestic dogs
Jaipur, Dec 6 (IANS) In Rajasthan's Thar desert, nearly 75 per cent of chinkaras (Indian gazelle) fall prey to domestic dogs, according to G.S. Bhardwaj, Chief Conservator of Forests and Field Director of the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi girl kills self, names her teacher 'tormentor'
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Relentless humiliation and rebuke from her science teacher over the last couple of months forced a Class 7 student here to commit suicide by hanging herself, police said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Narcos: Mexico' renewed for season 2
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Drug trade drama "Narcos: Mexico" has been renewed for a second season by streaming site Netflix.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Having a kid opened my eyes to a whole new world: Lisa Haydon
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress-model Lisa Haydon, who became a mother in May 2017, says having a child opened her eyes to a whole new world and way of life. She also says that now is the time when women don't need to have career apprehensions with regard to starting a family.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
OnePlus planning to release first 5G smartphone in first half of 2019
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Joining the top players hoping to launch a 5G smartphone in 2019, Chinese handset maker OnePlus has said that its first such commercial device, which could release in the first of next year, would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Anything populist will be criticised: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming web series "Apaharan", has answered all her critics by saying that anything populist has always been criticised all over the world.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
As solar industry booms, time to start thinking about recycling (Comment)
One of the few encouraging trends in the global efforts on mitigating climate change is the rapid adoption of solar energy across the world. This change is driven by a combination of government policies and declining costs.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC
Srinagar, Dec 6 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, defence sources said.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ali Fazal confirms 'Mirzapur' season 2
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) "Mirzapur" will have a second season, says actor Ali Fazal.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
OPPO A7: Impressive selfie camera, good battery life (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Riding on the success of its latest popular "F" series smartphone -- "F9 Pro" -- Chinese smartphone maker OPPO recently launched its new offering in the "A" series" -- the "A7" -- for Rs 16,990 in India.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Priyanka Chopra's investment in Bumble aimed at social impact
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra's maiden venture as an investor in social and dating application Bumble, which has been launched in India, aims at bringing social change and women empowerment by letting only the woman make the first move in heterosexual matches.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
South African Indians are slowly coming to terms with their Indian identity: Author
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) In her recent book, "What Gandhi Didn't See: Being Indian In South Africa", author Zainab Priya Dala looks back from the vantage point of her own personal history -- a fourth-generation South African-Indian of mixed lineage -- and recalls that, as a child, she was hesitant about accepting her Indian identity, but contends that she has now come to terms with it.
2018-12-06
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora,IANS Life,National,Art/Culture/Books
Infosys opens innovation hub in US' Hartford
Bengaluru, Dec 6 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Thursday said it has opened its technology-cum-innovation hub at Hartford in Connecticut in the US to work for its clients in the region.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kovind, Naidu, Modi pay tributes to Ambedkar
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to Dalit icon Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his death anniversary.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa hiding in Punjab, high alert sounded
Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) Security agencies have been put on high alert in Bathinda and Ferozepur districts of Punjab on Thursday following intelligence reports that Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa could be hiding in the area.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Top Indian-American Microsoft AI executive Sirosh joins Compass
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Microsoft's Indian-origin Chief Technology Officer for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Joseph Sirosh has joined Compass, a New York-based real estate tech company which is making efforts to simplify the home buying and selling process with the use of cutting-edge technology.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Technology
1st Test: Poor batting leave India struggling (Tea Report)
Adelaide, Dec 6 (IANS) Poor shot selection by Indian batsmen coupled with excellent bowling by Australia left the visitors struggling at 143/6 at tea on the opening day of the first cricket Test here on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Slain UP inspector's family meets Adityanath
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) Family of slain Uttar Pradesh Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed in Bulandshahr mob violence, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday, even as the main conspirator of the mayhem, Bajrang Dal's Yogesh Raj, continues to evade an arrest.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cold Thursday morning in Delhi, 'very poor' air
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) It was a cold Thursday morning in the national capital with the air quality remaining 'very poor' as the minimum temperature was recorded at 9.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the Met said.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
China urges Canada to release Huawei official
Ottawa, Dec 6 (IANS) The Chinese embassy here has asked Canada to release Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, who has been arrested in Vancouver at the request of US authorities.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Facebook board defends COO Sheryl Sandberg
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Facebook's board of directors has defended Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg's request to look into billionaire critic George Soros' alleged interest in tarnishing the image of the social networking giant.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Cold wave continues in parts of J&K
Srinagar, Dec 6 (IANS) Minimum temperatures remained below freezing point in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday as an intense cold wave continued across the Ladakh region with Leh recording minus 8.6 degrees Celsius, Met said.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Key Indian equity indices open in red
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Taking a cue from muted global markets, the key Indian equity indices on Thursday opened lower.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China aims at detailed 3D map of human brain
Beijing, Dec 6 (IANS) Chinese scientists are planning to draw the clearest yet three-dimensional map of the intricate neurons and blood vessels in the human brain.
2018-12-06
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Ex-Indian diplomat elected to UN's socio-economic, cultural panel
United Nations, Dec 6 (IANS) Former senior Indian diplomat Preeti Saran has been elected unopposed to an Asia Pacific seat on the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) of the UN.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chinese shares open lower; yuan weakens
Beijing, Dec 6 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.75 per cent to open at 2,629.82 points.
2018-12-06
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
1st Test: India 56/4 at lunch vs Australia on Day One
Adelaide, Dec 6 (IANS) A disciplined bowling attack by Australia left India at 56/4 at lunch on the first day of the first Test of the four-match series at the Adelaide Oval here on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Shalini, Rohit to reunite on-screen after decade
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Shalini Kapoor and her husband Rohit Sagar, an actor, will star in the show "Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka". This will be their first show together after 10 years.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Putin condemns attempts to change situation in Venezuela
Moscow, Dec 6 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro that he condemns actions of terrorist nature and attempts to change the situation in Venezuela by force.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Maradona better than Messi, says Pele
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 6 (IANS) Argentine legend Diego Maradona was a better footballer than the country's modern-day idol Lionel Messi, according to Pele.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Oil prices slide as Trump urges OPEC not to cut supply
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Oil prices have extended losses as US President Donald Trump once again tried to dampen OPEC's efforts to tackle falling oil prices amid market expectations on further output cut.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Marriage doesn't stop actresses from getting lead roles: Shubhangi
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Shubhangi Atre, who is currently seen in TV show "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!", says she does not find marriage as a barrier in an actor's career.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
1st Test: India opt to bat against Australia
Adelaide, Dec 6 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the first test of the four-match series at the Adelaide Oval here on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
12 dead in shipwreck off Libya: UN
Tripoli, Dec 6 (IANS/AKI) At least 12 people died after a rubber boat which spent more than 10 days at sea capsized off Misrata, Libya, the UN migration agency has said, urging search and rescue operations to be stepped up in the Mediterranean.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US dollar rebounds amid market expectation on Fed rate hikes
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) The US dollar pared losses in late trading on Wednesday, as investors widely expected the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in December following sharp losses of the dollar on Tuesday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Mahershala Ali enjoyed working on 'Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse'
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Actor Mahershala Ali says he had fun giving voice to complex and fascinating character of Uncle Aaron in "Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse".
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Second Act' gets India release date
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Jennifer Lopez's "Second Act" will release in India on January 4 next year.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UNIFIL to send team to Israel to probe cross-border tunnel claims
Ras Al-Naqoura, Dec 6 (IANS/AKI) The UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon will on Thursday send a fact-finding mission to Israel after its military launched an operation to destroy alleged cross-border tunnels built by Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah, UNIFIL said on Wednesday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Politics
People want film experience to transcend beyond theatres: Rana Daggubati
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati, whose "Baahubali" redefined Indian cinema in many ways, says there is value in building a franchise out of a movie nowadays.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka cabinet expansion on December 22: Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) The much-awaited cabinet expansion of the six-month-old JD-S-Congress coalition government in Karnataka will take place on December 22, said former Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Government may convene all-party meet on Dec 10
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The government is likely to convene an all-party meeting on December 10 to discuss the agenda for the winter session of Parliament beginning December 11, sources said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Palghar arms haul case: ATS chargesheet reveals role of Hindu groups in terror plot
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATSS) on Wednesday made shocking revelations of the alleged role of various Hindu organisations in the Palghar arms haul case of August this year and the subsequent unveiling of a terror plot targeting several cities and rationalists in the state.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
News about my retirement is fake: Lata Mangeshkar
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) On Monday, Asia's Nightingale woke up to a barrage of messages and calls expressing grief over her decision to retire from active singing.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Come on, kill me': Owaisi's retort to BJP leader
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) "Come on, kill me. I go around without security" is how AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday reacted to a challenge by a BJP leader to leave his security and fight with him for 15 minutes.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'K.G.F' has no clash with 'Zero,' Says Ritesh Sidhwani
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) 'K.G.F Chapter-1' is releasing in five languages and will hit the marquee on December 21. Shah Rukh Khan's 'Zero' is also scheduled for release the same day, but the makers of film are undeterred, says producer Ritesh Sidhwani.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
TN leaders greet Ramakrishnan for Sahitya Akademi Award
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday congratulated writer S. Ramakrishan for being chosen for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for 2018.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Barriers in Indian film industry are honing down, says Farhan Akhtar
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Film producer Farhan Akhtar, who is gearing up for the release of 'K.G.F: Chapter 1', as a presenter, has said that barriers in Indian films are honing down every day.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Try a press conference, it's fun: Rahul to Modi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked him to hold a press conference.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBI to implement an Ombudsman scheme for digital transactions
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that it will implement an 'Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions covering services provided by entities falling under Reserve Banks regulatory jurisdiction.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RBI policy stance required rethink: Government
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Wednesday said the 'calibrated tightening' stance of RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) probably needed a rethink even as he welcomed the decision on policy rate.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Illicit financial flows discussed at WCO
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday said that the menace of illicit financial flows, including trade-based money laundering and ways to control them were the issues discussed during the 80th Session of World Customs Organisation (WCO).
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Base year for GDP calculation revised 5-6 times since independence: FM
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) There has been a revision of the base year for calculating GDP for 5-6 times in the country since independence, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday in the backdrop of the controversy surrounding the back-series data.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
India's first hybrid solar-wind auction yields tariff under Rs 2.70/unit
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In the country's first solar-wind hybrid auction conducted by the state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has yielded the lowest highly competitive tariff of less than Rs 2.70 per unit, the government said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
PKL: Haryana clinch thriller against Bengal
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Star raider Monu Goyat produced a match-winning performance to help Haryana Steelers secure a narrow 35-33 victory over Bengal Warriors in a nail-biting encounter of inter-zonal challenge contest of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Wednesay.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Yogi's Telangana campaign shows his callousness: Owaisi
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath showed his callousness by campaigning in Telangana instead of consoling the family of the police officer shot dead by 'gau-rakshaks' in his state.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Doctor claims world's first in-human telerobotic coronary surgery in Ahmedabad (Lead with corrections)
Gandhinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Dr Tejas Patel, an internationally renowned cardiologist, performed the world's first cardiovascular stent surgery in a female patient, operating from a remote area, claiming to make history in cardiovascular surgery in the world.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech,Technology
Doctor claims world's first in-human telerobotic coronary surgery in Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Dr Tejas Patel, an internationally renowned cardiologist, performed the world's first cardiovascular stent surgery in a female patient, operating from a remote area, claiming to make history in cardiovascular surgery in the world.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech,Technology
Industry disappointed as RBI keeps repo rate, stance unchanged (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Upside risks to inflation led the RBI on Wednesday to keep its repo, or short-term lending rate for commercial banks, unchanged at 6.5 per cent for the second time in succession, even as India Inc. expressed disappointment over the decision.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
With SC nod, country gets witness protection scheme
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) To stall the criminal cases collapsing with witnesses turning hostile under duress, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put in place a long-awaited witness protection scheme for the safety of witnesses faced with threat to life and harassments to them or their families in criminal cases' trial.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
ISL: Brilliant Chencho preserves Bengaluru's unbeaten run
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) Bengaluru FCs unbeaten start to the Indian Super League (ISL) remained intact after a dramatic 1-1 draw against NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
Dreaded gangster held in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi Police has arrested a dreaded gangster involved in over 25 criminal cases in Delhi and adjoining states, an officer said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Start-up researcher dies in IISc lab blast
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A start-up research scholar died and three others were injured in a hydrogen cylinder blast at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on Wednesday, police said.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana man gets death penalty for honour killing of sister
Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) In a case of honour killing, a 26- year-old man was on Wednesday awarded the death penalty by a court in Hisar town in Haryana for murdering his sister in February last year.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
LED expo from Thursday; all Noida streetlights to become LED
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A three-day global "LED Expo 2018" gets underway on Thursday at Greater Noida, organisers Messe Frankfurt said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Only BJP can turn Hyderabad into Bhagyanagar: Yogi
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said if the BJP comes to power in Telangana, it will rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Purging' voter list BJP's old trick to win elections: AAP
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that the BJP has always been deleting "unfavourable" voters' names from the electoral list in order to win the elections and that they are doing it again with an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Novartis India MD Milan Paleja to step down on May 31
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Pharmaceutical major Novartis India on Wednesday said its Vice Chairman and Managing Director Milan Paleja will step down from the post on May 31, 2019.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maruti Suzuki India to raise prices in January
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday said it would raise prices of various models in January 2019 due to high commodity prices and foreign exchanges rates.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2018 Hockey WC: Germany thrash Netherlands to top Pool D
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) Germany thrashed fellow European heavyweights Netherlands 4-1 in a completely one-sided Pool D affair to confirm a quarter-final spot at the ongoing 2018 Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Rally by 'students' on JNU campus for Ram temple raises security concerns
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Several "students" took out a rally calling for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on Wednesday on the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), inviting disapproval and concerns about safety from the student union, which blamed the security agencies for allowing the participants to "vitiate" the campus environment.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Congress expels Aljo after controversy over representing Michel
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Congress party on Wednesday fired lawyer Aljo K. Joseph from its legal cell after a controversy erupted over Joseph representing AgustaWestland chopper deal middleman Christian Michel James.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Real Madrid coach defends limited appearance of Isco
Madrid, Dec 5 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari on Wednesday defended the reduced playing time given to midfielder Isco Alarcon.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi's air remains 'very poor', expected to worsen at weekend
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Air pollution levels in Delhi-NCR remained a cause for worry as the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday recorded 'very poor' rating across many areas of the national capital.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
BSES to hold Lok Adalats for power theft cases on December 8-9
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi electricity distribution company (discom) BSES on Wednesday announced that special Lok Adalats to settle power theft cases in the areas under its jurisdiction will be held on December 8 and 9.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Michel may be grilled on links of politicians and officials in AgustaWestland case
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The line of questioning of AugustaWestland middleman James Christian Michel by CBI may centre around ferreting out from him the names of defence personnel, politicians belonging to the UPA and government officials who had allegedly entered into a criminal conspiracy with him with others in facilitating the Euro 556.262 million contract for acquiring VVIP choppers.
2018-12-05
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New Australia bill gives police power to spy on WhatsApp messages
Sydney/New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Australia is mulling a strict law that gives enforcement agencies power to track messages on platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram that offer end-to-end encryption and also to force users to open their smartphones when demanded, a media report said.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Technology
Atletico forward Costa undergoes successful surgery
Madrid, Dec 5 (IANS) Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa has undergone a successful surgery on his fifth metatarsal bone of his left foot in Brazil, the club confirmed on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Congress alleges model code violation by PMO
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) The Opposition Congress in Assam has lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer, Assam alleging violation of model code of conduct by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
2018-12-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Hotel bookings are just working fine: MakeMyTrip CEO
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Online travel portal MakeMyTrip on Wednesday denied reports that claimed that hotel bookings on its platform as well as on Goibibo have been banned, stressing that "it is business as usual".
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Star India launch regional sports channel Star Sports 1 Telugu
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Indias sports broadcaster Star Sports on Wednesday announced the launch of a dedicated Telugu sports channel for sports lovers across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana .
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Two minors arrested for cow slaughter dubbed innocent
Bulandshahr, Dec 5 (IANS) Two young Muslims named in the FIR for allegedly slaughtering cows were actually attending an Islamic congregation when the incident allegedly took place, villagers say.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
IIT Kharagpur researchers develop tools to detect interstitial lung diseases and lung cancer
Kharagpur, Dec 5 (IANS) Researchers of IIT Kharagpur have developed a decision support system to diagnose malignant lung tissues and other interstitial lung diseases (ILD), said an official statement on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
As Kannur airport opens on Dec 9, former CM's wife recalls its journey
Kannur (Kerala) Dec 5 (IANS) With the fourth international airport in Kerala at Kannur all set for inauguration on Sunday, widow of legendary communist and three-time Kerala Chief Minister E.K. Nayanar recalled how the airport project was conceived.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
May accused of 'misleading' Parliament as Brexit legal advice published
London, Dec 5 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May was accused of "misleading Parliament" as the full legal advice on her Brexit deal was published on Wednesday, a day after her ministers were found in contempt of Parliament for providing only a legal overview of the deal.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
State of art Orchidarium to come up in Meghalaya
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) A state of the art Orchidarium and Orchid Production Unit will be set up here in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy
Prateek Kuhad set for North American tour in 2019
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, known for songs like "Saansein" and "Kho gaye hum kahan", will perform in North America next year.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centre initiates new schemes for tourism development in NE states: Alphons
Kohima, Dec 5 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons on Wednesday said the Central government has initiated many new programmes and schemes for the development of tourism in the northeastern states.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Business/Economy,Politics
DoT awaits Law Ministry nod for in-flight connectivity norms
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications is waiting for clearance of the in-flight connectivity norms by the Law Ministry and would notify the rules once it gets a go ahead, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sean Penn in Turkey for 'documentary on Khashoggi murder'
Istanbul, Dec 5 (IANS) US actor and filmmaker Sean Penn and his crew were seen in front of the Saudi consulate here on Wednesday, reportedly making a documentary on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the mission.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Politics
Controversy erupts over Congress connection of Michel's counsel
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A controversy erupted on Wednesday after a Congress activist appeared as a counsel for British national Christian Michel in a CBI court in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi government launches free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday launched the 'Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana' -- which offers free travel packages on five religious circuits for senior citizens from the national capital.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
90 arrested in international operation against Italian mafia
The Hague, Dec 5 (IANS) In a major international campaign against the Italian mafia clan 'Ndrangheta, a total of 90 arrests were made on Wednesday, European judicial cooperation authority Eurojust announced here.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Punjab to pay Rs 25 per quintal extra to sugarcane farmers
Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) In the backdrop of sugarcane farmers in the state protesting for the past several days, the Punjab government on Wednesday announced that it will pay Rs 25 per quintal extra to the farmers.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Team Rutsa-Meyase win JK Tyre Hornbill Off-Roading event
Kohima, Dec 5 (IANS) The formidable team of Aviu Rutsa/Neiketoulie Meyase and co-drivers Rudkuobetvo/Pete cracked the testing mountainous terrain here to emerge victors in the JK Tyre Hornbill Off-Roading Cup.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Nagaland,Sports,Motorsports
Verma and Asthana were fighting like Kilkenny cats, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it had to intervene in the fight between top CBI officers - Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana - as they were fighting like Kilkenny cats. The Centre intervened to restore the credibility and integrity of the premier investigating agency.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Longer shifts at workplace can increase your error rates: Survey
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) If you thought that working long hours may help you please your boss, think twice. According to a survey, people who work longer shifts typically make nine per cent more errors than those on shorter shifts.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
ISL: Mumbai aim for record run as Chennaiyin eye miracle (Preview)
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Mumbai City FC will look to continue with their winning ways as they take on a beleaguered Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) game at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Research scholar dies in IISc lab blast
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A research scholar died and three others were injured in a hydrogen cylinder blast at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here on Wednesday, police said.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Science/Tech
2018 Hockey WC: Germany thrash Netherlands to top Pool D
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) Germany thrashed European heavyweights Netherlands 4-1 in a completely one-sided Pool D affair of the ongoing 2018 Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Ready as lender of last resort, but conditions do not warrant: RBI
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Sticking to its view that liquidity is not a major concern, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said adequate measures are being taken and the current situation does not warrant it to be the lender of last resort.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kushwaha to announce on Thursday whether RLSP stays with NDA
Patna, Dec 5 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Wednesday said he will announce his decision on continuing with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Thursday in Motihari -- district headquarters of East Champaran.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Christian Michel sent to 5 days CBI custody
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) British national Christian Michel James, the middleman wanted in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, was on Wednesday remanded to five days CBI custody by a Delhi court, which rejected the agency's plea for 14 days custody.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
Sri Lankan crisis will be solved in a week: Sirisena
Colombo, Dec 5 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday that the political crisis in the island country will be resolved in seven days.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
KCR showing signs of nervousness: Rahul
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was showing signs of nervousness and exuded confidence that the Congress-led People's Front will win Friday's Assembly elections hands down.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Swedish teen activist asks world leaders to step up climate action
Katowice (Poland), Dec 5 (IANS) The 15-year-old Swedish climate activist, who went on school strike at the parliament to ask politicians to act against climate change, on Wednesday asked world leaders to step up action to really make a difference.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Poland,Environment/Wildlife
Demand for Garoland revives in Meghalaya
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) The demand for creation of Garoland, to be carved out of Garo areas in western part of Meghalaya, reverberated in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Campaigning ends in Rajasthan, Telangana
Jaipur/Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Campaigning in the high-stakes December 7 Assembly elections, dubbed as the semi-final before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, ended in Rajasthan and Telangana on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi making a concerted attempt on the last day to win the contest for their parties.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Michel to be grilled by CBI
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) British national Christian Michel James, the middleman wanted in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case who was extradited to India on Tuesday night, has been questioned for a few hours and his interrogation will be intensified now as the court has placed him under custody for five days.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
Global cues, RBI policy stance drag equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Fears over signs of escalation in global trade tensions along with outflows of foreign funds dragged the key Indian equity indices in the red for a second straight day on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Woman politician escapes assassination bid
Imphal, Dec 5 (IANS) Gita Haobijam, General Secretary of the Manipur People's Party (MPP), escaped an assassination attempt on Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Tokyo 2020 organizers propose dawn marathon start to avoid extreme heat
Tokyo, Dec 5 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organizing committee of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games said on Wednesday that they are considering bringing forward the start of the marathon competition to 5:30 or 6 am to avoid the intense heat expected during the tournament.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Various Congress candidates in Rajasthan posing as CM, says Amit Shah
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) On the last day of campaigning in Rajasthan, where polls for the 199-member Assembly are due on December 7, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday attacked the Congress saying many of its candidates were posing as future chief minister on their visit to various districts.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Respect SC in Babri issue, stay away from rumours'
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) Urging everyone to respect the Supreme Court regarding Ayodhya's Babri Masjid case, a section of Muslim leaders on Wednesday alleged that the issue was "being used for politics" and cautioned people to stay away from rumours and be on guard against attempts to divide Hindus and Muslims.
2018-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Nandita Das, Neelesh Misra among storytellers in Odisha fest
Bhubaneshwar, Dec 5 (IANS) Storytellers in various genres -- filmmakers Nandita Das and Shabnam Virmani, journalist-radio raconteur Neelesh Misra, and author Deepa Kiran -- will feature in BhuFesto, a five-day storytelling festival starting here on Thursday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
'Indigenous carrier INS Vikrant likely to be based in Visakhapatnam'
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, currently being built at the Cochin Shipyard Limited, is likely to be based at Visakhapatnam, the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command to add to its effectiveness when it is commissioned, a top military commander said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Indonesian protesters rally in support of Rohingyas
Jakarta, Dec 5 (IANS) Dozens of protesters on Wednesday staged a demonstration outside the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta, protesting against the inhuman treatment of Rohingya Muslims in that country and demanding its government to take action.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Indonesia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Swara excited about 'It's Not That Simple' season 2
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker says the second season of web series "It's Not That Simple" will not only be bigger and better, but will also raise some important questions.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Coal Secretary gets 3 years jail, gets bail
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday sentenced former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta and two other former government officials to three years in jail in a coal block allocation case and said that "white collar crimes" are more dangerous than ordinary crimes.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Khashoggi murder: Turkey orders arrest of senior Saudi officials
Istanbul, Dec 5 (IANS) The office of Istanbul's prosecutor on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for two Saudi officials for their alleged links to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Turkey.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Media,Politics
Congress seeks probe against Maharashtra power watchdog
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Mumbai Congress has urged Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao to order a judicial probe into the working of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for its alleged nexus with power distributors.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Ben Is Back' to hit Indian screens on Dec 14
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Julia Roberts' "Ben Is Back" will release in India on December 14.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Haryana plans to revamp School Education Department
Gurugram, Dec 5 (IANS) Haryana's School Education Department is going to be revamped and the Secondary Education Department will go through radical changes, an official said here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education
RBI to form panel on MSMEs, have external benchmarking of floating rate loans
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) With finance for the MSME sector an ongoing key issue between the Centre and the central bank, the RBI on Monday announced it is constituting an expert committee to identify causes and proposed long-term solutions for the economic and financial sustainability of the MSMEs.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ghalia Group becomes chief patron of T10 Cricket League
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The T10 Sports Management have announced partnership with the Ghalia Group as the new promoter and chief patron of the ICC T10 Cricket League that was held in Sharjah from November 21 to December 2.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Yogi busy in election campaign, mum on Inspector's killing
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed four election rallies in Telangana on Wednesday but continued to keep mum on the killing of a police officer by cow vigilantes in his state's Bulandshahr district.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Baby born from transplanted uterus from dead donor big breakthrough: Doctors
Brasilia/New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The world's first baby born using a womb transplanted from a dead woman is a breakthrough in the field of obstetrics and a great advantage for women combating infertility, say Indian doctors.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Khan meets US special envoy, promises help for Afghan peace
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad here and reaffirmed Islamabad's "abiding interest" in achieving lasting peace in war-torn Afghanistan.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
AgustaWestland: 'Rajdar' will spill the beans, says Modi, Rahul questions Rafale
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A day after British national Christian Michel James, a middleman wanted in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, was extradited to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the accused, who has taken UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's name, will spill the beans on the deal during the UPA government's tenure.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Christian Michel sent to 5 days CBI custody
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) British national Christian Michel James, the middleman wanted in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, was on Wednesday remanded to five days CBI custody by a Delhi court, which rejected the agencys plea for 14 days custody.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics,Business/Economy
Piers Morgan blasts Jesy Nelson for her tattoo
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Journalist Piers Morgan has criticised Little Mixs singer Jesy Nelson for getting a gun tattoo.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Maersk pledges to cut emissions to zero by 2050
Copenhagen, Dec 5 (IANS) World's biggest container shipper AP Moller Maersk has announced that it would cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050 without using offsets, heralding the prospect of carbon neutral international trade.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Denmark,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi's Indian Accent named top restaurant in the country
ew Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Delhi's Indian Accent is the number one restaurant in India, according to travel site TripAdvisor.
2018-12-05
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Once Again' to release in theatres on Dec 8
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi-starrer "Once Again", an unusual love story, will have a limited theatrical release in metro cities on December 8.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
WCD to formulate guidelines for children's hostels not under JJ Act
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Wednesday said it will be formulating guidelines for children's hostels which are not registered under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Over 1,000 players register for IPL 2019 auction
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Maintaining a trend, 1003 players, including 232 overseas cricketers, have signed up for the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction set to take place in Jaipur on December 18, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
2,000 national, international designers to join Goa 'NATCON 2018'
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Over 2,000 national and international designers will converge in Goa during December 6-8 to participate in what is being dubbed as the Indian subcontinent's biggest design industry event, "NATCON 2018", organisers said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Russia warns US of retaliation over key arms treaty pullout
Moscow, Dec 5 (IANS) Russia opposes the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) and it will respond "in an appropriate manner" if Washington goes ahead with the pullout, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Taliban key commander among 8 killed in Afghanistan
Maymana (Afghanistan), Dec 5 (IANS) Eight militants including a Taliban key commander were killed in an operation by Afghan security forces in the country's Faryab province on Wednesday, officials said.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Afghanistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Himachal CM blames neighbouring states for drug trafficking
Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday blamed neighbouring states for drug trafficking in the state. He said most of the drug-related cases registered in Himachal Pardesh were from neighbouring states.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Signal failure hits Delhi Metro, commuters
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of commuters on Wednesday had to face troubles owing to technical snags in the Delhi Metro's Blue Line, when trains on the route lost contact with the control centre, first intermittently then completely, resulting at last in total "loss of view" for trains on the entire line.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Kashmiri writer bags Sahitya Akademi award
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) A Kashmiri writer and broadcaster, Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq, bagged the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award for literature in Kashmiri language on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Art/Culture/Books
Zomato buys Lucknow-based TechEagle to deliver food via drones
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) With an aim to deliver food via drones in India, online ordering app Zomato on Wednesday announced it has acquired a Lucknow-based startup TechEagle Innovations that works exclusively on drones, for an undisclosed sum.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
High-decibel campaign ends in Telangana
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A high-decibel campaign for the Telangana Assembly elections ended on Wednesday evening.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Artist Charlotte Prodger wins 2018 Turner Prize
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Glasgow-based British artist Charlotte Prodger has won the prestigious Turner Prize for 2018, awarded for "an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year".
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Facebook no longer best place to work in US, Apple gains ground
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Hit by users' data scandals amid falling stocks this year, Facebook has lost the tag of best place to work in the US while Apple has moved up in the list of top-rated employers.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
RBI keeps repo rate, stance unchanged citing risks to inflation
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Upside risks to inflation led the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday to keep its key lending rate for commercial banks unchanged at 6.5 per cent for the second time in succession.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chidambaram flays Modi for claiming victory over SC order on Sonia, Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said the BJP-led government "deserves to be thrown out" over Prime Minister Narendra Modi "claiming victory" for the Supreme Court allowing the Income Tax Department to reopen tax assessment of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi in connection with the National Herald case.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bollywood slams journalist for calling Priyanka Chopra 'scam artist'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian celebrities like actresses Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Swara Bhasker, and singer Sona Mohapatra, have criticised journalist Mariah Smith for writing a "racist" article about actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas' wedding.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Rare trove of 2,200 films, documentaries of early era discovered
Pune (Maharashtra), Dec 5 (IANS) Some very rare short films and documentaries shot in 16mm featuring top politicians, artistes, singers and other prominent personalities have been discovered in a 2,200-strong collection acquired by the National Film Archives of India (NFAI), a top official said here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Rahul parries question on Michel extradition
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday refused to be drawn into a debate on the extradition of AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should explain why he "gave" Rs 30,000 crore to an industrialist in the Rafale fighter jets deal.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Stop illegal discounts, hoteliers warn
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) on Wednesday accused two major online travel aggregators (OTA) of allegedly offering illegal discounts that are harmful to hoteliers and customers.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mueller seeks no jail time for Trump's former NSA
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) US special counsel Robert Mueller has told a federal court that President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn gave "substantial assistance" to the Russia investigation and should not get jail time.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Goan lifeguards to train Mumbai's Kolis in beach rescue
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Goan lifeguards will train budding lifeguards in Mumbai to safeguard lives at seven popular beach stretches in India's commercial capital, a Goa government-appointed beach management agency said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Haryana STF arrests criminal in Gurugram
Gurugram, Dec 5 (IANS) The Haryana Special Task Force (SFT) arrested a criminal having a Rs 50,000 bounty on his head, police said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now world's cheapest drinking water at 50p/l, claims NGO
Santiniketan (West Bengal), Dec 5 (IANS) Population around Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore's Santiniketan will get the cheapest drinking water in the world at 50 paise per litre with the inauguration of an innovative project on Wednesday that converts contaminated pond water into pure drinking water, claimed an NGO.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Human Interest/Society
Meizu launches 3 phones in India, ties up with Reliance Jio
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Chinese mobile phone maker Meizu on Wednesday launched three phones -- C9, M6T and M16TH -- in India and also announced a partnership with Reliance Jio for the sale of its entry-level model, C9 across the country.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Fish oil reduces bleeding risk in surgery patients: Study
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Fish oil, containing the omega-3s, lowers the risk of bleeding during surgery, say researchers, challenging current recommendations to stop fish oil.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian-origin gay man found guilty of killing wife for lover
London, Dec 5 (IANS) An Indian-origin gay pharmacist in the UK has been found guilty of murdering his wife by strangling her in order to start a new life with his boyfriend in Australia.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
I-League: Bazie helps Real Kashmir move to fourth spot with 1-0 win
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Debutants Real Kashmir FC continued their impressive showing in the I-League by registering a 1-0 victory over former champions Aizawl FC at the TRC Turf ground here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football
Relentless political witch-hunt: Vadra on fresh ED summons
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhis brother-in-law Robert Vadra on Wednesday termed the fresh Enforcement Directorate summons issued to him in a land scam case in Rajasthan as a relentless "political witch-hunt".
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
KCR filled coffers of contractors: Rahul
Kodad (Telangana), Dec 5 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao filled the coffers of rich contractors by redesigning irrigation projects.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
TRS, Congress-led alliance in tough poll battle in Telangana
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) As curtains drew on campaigning in Telangana on Wednesday, battle lines are clearly drawn for the first full-fledged Assembly election in India's youngest state with the ruling TRS and Congress-led People's Front locked in a tough fight.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Christian Michel sent to 5 days CBI custody
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) British national Christian Michel James, the middleman wanted in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, was on Wednesday remanded to five days CBI custody by a Delhi court.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
India, China could gain massive health benefits by tackling climate change: WHO
Katowice (Poland), Dec 5 (IANS) India and China could gain massive health benefits by tackling climate change, the WHO said on Wednesday. For India, the gains could be $3.28-8.4 trillion.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Poland,Environment/Wildlife
Australia leave out Mitch Marsh for series opener
Adelaide, Dec 5 (IANS) Victoria opener Marcus Harris will make his Test debut while Mitchell Marsh will make way for middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb in the first Test against India, Australia skipper Tim Paine said here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan can't trust confused Congress: Modi
Dausa (Rajasthan), Dec 5 (IANS) Winding up his election campaign in Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that voters in the state cannot trust the Congress which is a "confused" party that neither has any "strong leadership nor any policy".
2018-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
EC shunts out Telangana SP over Congress leader's arrest
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered the transfer of the Vikarabad Superintendent of Police T. Annapurna, a day after the state Congress Working President Revanth Reddy was arrested by the police.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Equity indices end lower as RBI's policy fails to cheer investors (Third Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues as well as disappointment over the Reserve Bank's monetary policy announcement dragged the key Indian equity indices to end in the red for the second straight day on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
World leaders arrive to attend George H.W. Bush's funeral
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) World leaders and dignitaries were arriving in the US to pay their respects at the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Adult hearts lack stem cells: Study
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Heart stem cells that might repair the heart muscle after a heart attack do not exist in adults, say researchers after two decades of study.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Microsoft makes Azure Machine Learning available for developers
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Microsoft is opening up its Azure Machine Learning Service for data scientists and developers so that they can use the Cloud-based offering to quickly create and train Machine Learning (ML) models, and then deploy them in production.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi is protector, benefactor, promoter of AgustaWestland: Congress
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being the "protector, benefactor and promoter" of AgustaWestland and its parent company Finmeccanica, the Congress on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into Modi's role in "exonerating" the Italian defence and aerospace major which was blacklisted by the UPA.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Politics
Touched by your kind words: Priyanka Chopra to Modi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Newly wed actress Priyanka Chopra has thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for gracing her wedding reception with his presence.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Technical snag hits Delhi Metro
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Services on Delhi Metro's Blue line were affected on Wednesday afternoon due to signalling faults, causing inconvenience to commuters.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
EC shunts out Telangana SP over Congress leader's arrest
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered the transfer of the Vikarabad Superintendent of Police T. Annapurna, a day after the state Congress Working President Revanth Reddy was arrested by the police.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Patna High Court lawyer shot dead
Patna, Dec 5 (IANS) A lawyer with the Patna High Court was shot dead by motorcycle-borne criminals here on Wednesday, prompting the Chief Justice of the court A.P. Sahi to tell police to file a report by this evening.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
India, Peru to work together to curb customs offences
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) India and Peru on Wednesday signed an agreement for mutual cooperation in matters related to customs and intelligence sharing between their customs authorities.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Big B urges people to come forward to help rebuild TN
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has urged people to come forward and help victims of severe cyclonic storm Gaja. Superstar-politician Kamal Haasan thanked him for being the "thread which stitches our country together."
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sahitya Akademi announces winners in 24 languages
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) An extensive range of works representing diversity in contemporary Indian literature, comprising seven collections of poetry, six novels, six short story collections, three works of literary criticism and two collections of essays were announced on Wednesday as the winners of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2018 in 24 languages.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Just 1 hour on treadmill can boost metabolism for 2 days: Study
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) A single workout session consisting of three 20-minute treadmill runs could activate neurons that are important regulators of blood glucose levels and energy balance as well as influence metabolism for up to two days, says a study over mice.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Uri...' India's surgical strikes come to life
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Quite recently, the ever-evolving Vicky Kaushal was seen in a film "Raazi" where Pakistani military officers were shown to be such angels of mercy we all felt guilty for portraying them as villains in our films.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Petroleum Minister invites investors to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday requested investors to explore opportunities to enhance investments in Odisha.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
RBI keeps policy rate intact; stance unchanged
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In its penultimate monetary policy review of the current fiscal, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday kept its key lending rate for commercial banks unchanged at 6.5 per cent for the second time in succession.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
7.5 magnitude quake strikes off New Caledonia in Pacific Ocean
Noumea (New Caledonia), Dec 5 (IANS) A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of the Pacific island of New Caledonia on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami warning that was later lifted. No significant damage was reported.
2018-12-05
Category: International, New Caledonia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
IFSG to support 13 promising athletes
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) on Wednesday launched its athlete support programme 'Stars of Tomorrow' (SOT), which will help 13 promising athletes.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
1MDB probe: Fugitive Malaysian financier faces fresh graft charges
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 5 (IANS) The Malaysian police on Wednesday filed fresh charges against fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, a key figure in a corruption scandal involving state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) that led to the fall of the previous government.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
In some way, it's connected to him: R. Kelly's wife on gun threat
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) R. Kellys former wife and choreographer Drea Kelly says a gun threat that caused an evacuation at a New York City screening for Lifetimes upcoming documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" was connected to the singer.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Salman to be 1st guest on Kapil Sharma's new show
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Comedian-actor-producer Kapil Sharma has started shooting for a new edition of "The Kapil Sharma Show" with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as its first celebrity guest.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Quick remedies to nourish skin this winter
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Most of the people love winter but it is not the same with skin. The hot showers, baths and low humidity levels in air also contribute to the problem and the impact of all these problems makes the skin cracked, chapped, dehydrated and itchy. Therefore, it is very important that our skin obtains maximum nourishment and care during the chilly season.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AIADMK's silent procession on Jayalalithaa death anniversary
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) A silent procession, floral tributes and a pledge to win the ensuing general elections by the ruling AIADMK leaders marked the second death anniversary of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa here.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Leganes eliminate Rayo in Copa del Rey
Madrid, Dec 5 (IANS) Leganes benefited from a bit of luck and from a fine performance by goalkeeper Andriy Lunin to beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0 and advance to the Copa del Rey knockout stage.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Boca Juniors leave for Madrid
Buenos Aires, Dec 5 (IANS) Boca Juniors bid farewell to their fans in Buenos Aires, as the team headed to Madrid for the Copa Libertadores final against River Plate.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Kohli makes light of hype surrounding him ahead of Oz tests
Adelaide, Dec 5 (IANS) Making light of the obsession surrounding him ahead of the Australia Test series, India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said every batsman in the side has the ability to win games single handedly and the hoopla around him is something he cannot do anything about.
2018-12-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Australia leave out Mitch Marsh for series opener
Adelaide, Dec 5 (IANS) Victoria opener Marcus Harris will make his Test debut while Mitchell Marsh will make way for middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb in the first Test against India, Australia skipper Tim Paine said here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Manchester City defeat Watford 2-1
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Defending champions Manchester City extended their lead atop the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Watford, who came alive in the final minutes to make it a contest.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic launches first SOC in Mumbai
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic, the IT infrastructure arm of Tokyo-headquartered Hitachi Systems, on Wednesday launched its first Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Mumbai.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Boca Juniors' Bombonera stadium evacuated after bomb threat
Buenos Aires, Dec 5 (IANS) A bomb threat that forced the evacuation of La Bombonera stadium -- the iconic home of Argentina's Boca Juniors -- was a false alarm, police said.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Sonia's name in diary, Michel will reveal secrets: Modi
Sumerpur (Rajasthan), Dec 5 (IANS) Tomtomming his government's success in the extradition of Christian Michel, a middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the British national, who has taken UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's name, will spill the beans on the deal during the UPA government's tenure.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Australian students hold sit-in to demand climate action
Canberra, Dec 5 (IANS) Students and activists staged a sit-in at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday to demand action from the government on climate change.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UK ministers battle to win over rebel MPs on Brexit deal
London, Dec 5 (IANS) UK ministers were set to battle on Wednesday in an attempt to win over rebel MPs on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a day after the government suffered three parliamentary defeats on key votes.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Ex-Coal Secretary gets 3 years jail
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday sentenced former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta and two other former government officials to three years in jail in a coal block allocation case.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Avaya inks pact to use Sestek's voice-enabled smart technologies
Dubai, Dec 5 (IANS) Global communications solution provider Avaya Inc on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sestek to bring voice-enabled smart technologies to its platforms.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Technology
Orissa HC grants bail to Abhijit Iyer Mitra
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) The Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted bail to defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who was arrested for making derogatory remarks on Odisha and its culture.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Dakar Rally to break with tradition in Peru
Lima, Dec 5 (IANS) More than 500 competitors from 61 countries and regions will participate in a historic edition of the Dakar Rally in Peru next month, race organisers said.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Other Sports
TRS, Congress-led People Front locked in tough battle in Telangana
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) As curtains drawn on campaigning in Telangana on Wednesday, battle lines are clearly drawn for the first full-fledged Assembly elections in India's youngest state with the ruling TRS and Congress-led People's Front locked in a tough fight.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Madhya Pradesh's pond revival project suffers as funding dries up
Jhabua/Dhar (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 5 (IANS) Basanta Vasunya a 35-year-old farmer from Bheel tribe of Dudhikheda village points towards a flourishing pond on which three villages rely. A recently established fish hatchery that nourishes, employs and empowers about 250 households stood next to the pond.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
India aim to start Test campaign on positive note (Preview)
Adelaide, Dec 5 (IANS) Aiming to win their maiden Test series in Australia, India want to start the campaign on a positive note, when they face the hosts in the opening match of the four match series here on Thursday.
2018-12-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Soldier injured in Pakistani firing on LoC
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) A soldier was injured on Wednesday in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Orissa HC grants bail to Abhijit Iyer Mitra
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) The Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted bail to defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who was arrested for making derogatory remarks on Odisha and its culture.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Get your skin, hair care tips right this winter
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) While women are very particular about getting that extra care during winter, men nowadays have become equally mindful of their hair and skin. So, instead of testing and trying new hacks every now and then, start with the basics.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Former Coal Secretary gets 3 years jail
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday sentenced to three years in jail former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta and two other former government officials in a coal block allocation case.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kipchoge, Ibarguen named IAAF Athletes of the Year
Monaco, Dec 5 (IANS) Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen were named International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male and Female Athlete of the Year at the federation's end of year award ceremony here.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
Tsunami alert on Pacific islands after 7.5-magnitude quake
Noumea (New Caledonia), Dec 5 (IANS) A 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of the Pacific island of New Caledonia, prompting warnings that tsunami waves of up to three metres can reach New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
2018-12-05
Category: International, New Caledonia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei to return to training in two weeks
Kuala Lumpu, Dec 5 (IANS) Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei is expected to begin training in December, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Badminton
India's central bank keeps key lending rate intact at 6.5%
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In its penultimate monetary policy review of the current fiscal, the RBI on Wednesday kept its key lending rate for commercial banks unchanged at 6.5 per cent for the second time in succession.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mirwaiz Umer condemns 'nocturnal raids' by police
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Wednesday condemned the "nocturnal raids" by police in Srinagar city during the separatist-called Human Rights Week.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Caution over monetary policy review, global cues pull equity indices lower
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Caution ahead of the upcoming monetary policy and broadly negative global stock markets dragged the key Indian equity indices lower during the mid-afternoon trade session on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Excess or poor sleep linked to heart disease, death
Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Do you sleep too much or do you not get sufficient sleep? If so, there is bad news. The amount of time you sleep, including daytime naps, is associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, a new study warns.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Can marital status alter physical activity levels?
London, Dec 5 (IANS) While a divorce or a new relationship brings many changes in a person's life, a new study shows an association with reduced physical activity levels.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic launches first security centre in Mumbai
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic, the IT infrastructure arm of Tokyo-headquartered Hitachi Systems, on Wednesday launched its first Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Mumbai.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi now questioning Patel's vision: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara went to Pakistan because of the lack of vision of Congress leaders of that time, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said Modi was now raising questions about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Srinagar's 'Wall of Kindness' brings warmth in biting cold
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) An outpouring of kindness could not have come at a better time for the poor and less privileged people as biting cold sweeps the Kashmir Valley.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Patna High Court lawyer shot dead
Patna, Dec 5 (IANS) A lawyer with the Patna High Court was shot dead by motorcycle-borne criminals in the Bihar capital on Wednesday, police said.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan continues to use Taliban as hedge against India: US commander
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan continues to use the Taliban as a hedge against India rather than utilizing it as part of a stable, reconciled Afghanistan, a top American commander has said days after US President Donald Trump sought assistance from Islamabad in the Afghan peace process.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Does Congress want to save Agusta middleman, asks Amit Shah
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) Accusing the Congress party of playing negative politics, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday rejected charges that extradition of AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel was a diversionary tactic and asked if the opposition wanted to save him.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
2015 Paris attack: French team in Kochi
Kochi, Dec 5 (IANS) A team of French police officers has arrived here possibly to question an Indian prisoner who has been linked to the 2015 Paris terror attack that left 130 people dead, a Kerala intelligence official said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Terrorism
Hackers bleeding large Indian firms by $10 mn on average each year: Microsoft
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A large-sized enterprise in India loses an average of $10.3 million owing to cyber attacks and a mid-sized organisation an average of $11,000 annually, a Microsoft-led study said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
1st baby born from dead donor's uterus: Lancet
Brasilia, Dec 5 (IANS) In a medical milestone, the world's first baby has been born using a womb transplanted from a dead woman, a Lancet study says.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Sensex 200 points down ahead of RBI policy
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues and caution ahead of the RBI policy pushed the key indices during the afternoon session on Wednesday to trade over 0.5 per cent lower from their previous close .
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Comedy is quite difficult to do: Nushrat
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Nushrat Bharucha of "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" fame has some more comedy films coming up but says they're not easy to do.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse': Brings the comic book to life (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse"; Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman; Voice Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Live Schreiber; Rating: ***1/2
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
On a scale of 1 to 10 in happiness, I'm on 12: Priyanka Chopra
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) After a "fairytale" wedding with American singer Nick Jonas, actress Priyanka Chopra is beaming with seamless joy.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
New Australia bill gives police power to spy on WhatsApp messages
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Australia is mulling a strict law that gives enforcement agencies power to track messages on platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram that offer end-to-end encryption and also to force users to open their smartphones when demanded, a media report said.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology
Lawmakers meet Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen
Rome, Dec 5 (IANS/AKI) Italian lower house of Parliament's Defence Committee members met two marines, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, who are accused of killing two fishermen off southern India in 2012.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Jon Ridgeon to serve as new IAAF chief executive officer
Monaco, Dec 5 (IANS) Jon Ridgeon, who twice represented Britain in the Olympics, is to take up his new role as IAAF chief executive officer in March 2019, according the IAAF website.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
S.Korea hit by winter's 1st cold wave
Seoul, Dec 5 (IANS) South Korea was on Wednesday hit by the first cold wave of this winter, with the mercury falling below zero in many regions across the country, the national weather service said.
2018-12-05
Category: International, South Korea,Environment/Wildlife
Will Smith' s daughter 'really tested' him
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Will Smith says his daughter Willow "really tested" him after she achieved early fame with her "Whip My Hair" single.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Huami joins Timex Group to develop Next-Gen smart wearables
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Xiaomi-backed wearable brand Huami on Wednesday announced a partnership with Timex Group to develop new smart wearable products and increase the global market share.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Content-starved digital platforms help revive interest in Braj sangeet (Feature)
Mathura/Vrindavan, Dec 5 (IANS) Thanks to new digital platforms and the rising popularity of YouTube channels, Braj folk songs and classical singing traditions, which were threatened by loss of patronage, are back in demand and are witnessing a happy revival.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,IANS Life,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
10 Indian arrested in Thailand for fake marriages
Bangkok, Dec 5 (IANS) Ten Indian men and 24 Thai women have been arrested in Thailand on charges of forging documents and filing falsified papers to authorities about their marriages, media reports said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Sarah Hyland takes social media break
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Sarah Hyland is taking a break from social media following the tragic death of her 14-year-old cousin Trevor Canaday.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kevin Hart to host 2019 Oscars
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Comedian Kevin Hart will host the next Academy Awards ceremony in February in 2019.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cardi B, Offset call it quits
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B has said that she and her husband Offset have called it quits and plan to get a divorce.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Challenging for an Indian chef overseas to prove himself on home ground'
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) London-based Alfred Prasad may be a Michelin-starred Indian chef with over 25 years of experience. But in India, he is born again, with a flourish, setting up the Indian restaurant Omya in The Oberoi Hotel in Delhi. Prasad also recently curated dishes for the frozen food major Innovative Foods that owns the Sumeru brand.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,National
Many exciting opportunities in spy genre for actresses: Actress Stana Katic
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Former "Castle" star Stana Katic, who played an agent in the James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace", says there are many exciting opportunities in the spy/espionage film genre for actresses.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Real estate innovation: The next phase of growth (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
As the Indian economy evolves, value-creation opportunities in real estate will exist as much in capturing the consumption-growth upside as in pursuing strategies of specialisation. The last decade has seen significant investments in real estate and real estate-related infrastructure, as investors braced for growth and development. The next phase of growth will be driven as much by value-added real estate strategies as by capital market innovation in real estate financing.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Donald Trump is going to be ultimate test of humanity: Vir Das
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Vir Das has always been blatantly honest about his views on the world's socio-political climate, and has freely mocked US President Donald Trump. The actor-comedian feels he is going to be the "ultimate test of humanity's tolerance".
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Politics
Tripura's IPFT defer agitation on statehood
Agartala, Dec 5 (IANS) Ruling BJP's ally the IPFT has postponed its Wednesday's shutdown in Tripura following a meeting with Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, an Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) spokesman said here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Perumal Murugan releases two sequels of controversial 'One Part Woman'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Renowned Tamil writer Perumal Murugan, who was hounded by right wing activists for portions of his novel "Madhorubagan" or "One Part Woman" that allegedly hurt their religious sentiments, is back with two sequels which pick up right from where the controversial novel ended. The sequels will arrive at the stands on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Samsung Galaxy A9: 'Fantastic Four' becomes your true companion (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, decided to change his strategy for the Indian market this year.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Extradition blade hanging, Mallya offers to repay 100% bank money
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya, wanted in a Rs 9,000 crore bank loan default case, on Wednesday offered to pay back "100 per cent of the principal amount" as speculations over his extradition were raised after AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel was brought here for interrogation.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Proud to share screen with Ranbir, Sanjay: Ronit Roy
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy, who has started shooting for the upcoming film "Shamshera", says he is proud to share the screen with actors Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jazz musician, actor Roger V. Burton dead
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Jazz musician, television actor and developmental research psychologist Roger V. Burton is dead. He was 90.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Railways struggle to extend lines in mountainous Northeast
Agartala, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian Railways, besides incurring additional costs, has had to confront unique challenges in laying tracks in the mountainous northeastern region due to its topography, soil and natural challenges, a top official has said.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
India quite tough for international artistes to break into: Simon Fuller
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Fuller, who brought his global pop group Now United to India for the first time, finds the country digitally smart and fully focused on the future. However, he says India has been overlooked by international artistes and now it is difficult for foreign talent to break into.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
2015 Paris attack: French team in Kochi to probe NIA undertrial
Kochi, Dec 5 (IANS) A team of French police officers along with one of their envoy has arrived here possibly to question a National Investigation Agency (NIA) undertrial, a Kerala intelligence official said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Salman Khan is richest Indian celebrity: Forbes
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is the richest Indian celebrity, according to the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, which he has topped for the third consecutive year. Shah Rukh Khan has fallen out of the top 10 list.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
6 ways to manage dry and itchy skin in babies
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Babies have delicate skin, which is sensitive to humidity and changes in the weather. Cold weather affects the skin even further by causing rashes, redness and itching.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kareena Kapoor Khan open to do web series
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says she is game to star in a web series only if the content is as "wonderful" as "Sacred Games".
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sunil Chhetri's call for filling stadium most 'retweeted tweet' of 2018
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands rushed to watch India's match against Kenya at the Intercontinental Cup 2018 after skipper Sunil Chhetri made an appeal on Twitter asking fans to fill the stadium. India won the match and his tweet has now been recognised as the most "retweeted tweet" of the year from India.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump meets George W. Bush on eve of Bush senior's funeral
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has met his predecessor George W. Bush in front of the White House on the eve of the state funeral in memory of the latter's father, also former President George H.W. Bush.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Never thought I can be as big as a female singer: Neha Kakkar
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) As livewire as her songs, Neha Kakkar says she never thought she could make it as big as she has as a female singer in showbiz.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Films I'm doing are extension of my street theatre: Ayushmann
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khuranna says the kind of films he is doing are an extension of his street theatre days as they are real and entertaining at the same time.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's education crisis: Time for India, Australia to forge knowledge partnership (Comment)
India faces a critical challenge in the education sector that has, tragically, been of its own making. In each area, whether primary, secondary or tertiary, supply and resource constraints, infrastructural inadequacies, lack of qualified personnel, including faculty, are a common complaint. This is a result of seven decades of neglect and a lack of forward-planning.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy,Education
Tsunami alert on Pacific islands after 7.5-magnitude quake
Noumea (New Caledonia), Dec 5 (IANS) A 7.5 magnitude quake has struck off the coast of the Pacific island of New Caledonia, prompting warnings that tsunami waves of up to three metres can reach New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
2018-12-05
Category: International, New Caledonia,Environment/Wildlife
Amit Sadh beefs up for 'India Strikes - 10 Days'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh has gained weight for the role of Major Tango in military drama series "India Strikes - 10 Days".
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's heaviest communication satellite put into orbit
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) India's heaviest and next generation communication satellite with high throughput GSAT-11 was put into orbit by Ariane-5 rocket of Arianespace from French Guiana on Wednesday, the Indian space agency and Arianespace said.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
'Europeans more concerned about climate change than Americans, Chinese'
Katowice, Dec 5 (IANS) Europeans are more concerned about climate change than people in the US and China, a survey has said.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Poland,Environment/Wildlife
Einstein's 'God letter' fetches $2.9m
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein in which he grapples with the concept of religion has sold for nearly $2.9 million smashing predictions.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Religion,Science/Tech
J&K schools shut as cold wave sweeps Kashmir, Ladakh
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) An unabated cold wave is sweeping through the valley and Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir that has prompted authorities to shut all schools up to Class 8 for the winter recess, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Mist, 'very poor' air continue in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Wednesday that again witnessed 'very poor' air quality with minimum temperature recorded at 8.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the Met said.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
After Verizon, AT&T working with Samsung on 5G-enabled smartphone
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) After US telecom carrier Verizon announced a 5G-enabled smartphone with Samsung, AT&T has also announced plans to grow its mobile 5G device lineup with a 5G smartphone from the South Korean giant in the first half of 2019.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
US, China truce terms don't match
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) There are discrepancies coming out of US and China in their terms regarding the temporary truce in an ongoing trade war that was agreed upon during the weekend's G20 summit.
2018-12-05
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Politics
Markets open in red on Wednesday
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Facebook temporarily removes post on 'black people problem'
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Facebook reportedly pulled down a post by a former employee who accused the social media giant of having "a black people problem", the media reported.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Rajinikanth's '2.0' set for major China release
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's "2.0", which has set the cost registers ringing all over, is gearing up for a major China release across 56,000 screens, according to its makers.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Man arrested in wife missing case of 1982
Canberra, Dec 5 (IANS) Australian police have arrested the husband of a Sydney woman whose disappearance in 1982 has become the subject of a popular crime podcast.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CIA chief to brief full Senate on Khashoggi's death
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) CIA chief Gina Haspel must brief the full Senate on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, several senators have said after a classified briefing was held a day ago.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Chinese shares open lower; yuan strengthens
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.36 per cent to open at 2,629.83 points.
2018-12-05
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Katie Price to marry again
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer Katie Price is reportedly engaged to on-off boyfriend Kris Boyson.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Khashoggi murder: Saudi crown prince crazy, says US senator
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) US senators say they are more certain than ever after a private CIA briefing that the Saudi crown prince had a role in the murder of a journalist.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Media,Politics
British PM May suffers three Brexit defeats in Commons
London, Dec 5 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered three Brexit defeats in the Commons as she set out to sell her EU deal to sceptical MPs.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Winnie Harlow wants diversity in fashion world
London, Dec 5 (IANS) After making her debut at this year's Victoria's Secret (VS) Fashion Show, model-activist Winnie Harlow, who suffers from vitiligo, which affects the pigment of the skin, says being the first model with the condition to walk the runway was a "huge honour".
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US dollar falls on economic growth fears
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) The US dollar slid in late trading on Tuesday as an inverted US Treasury yield curve sparked general concerns about a slowdown in US economic growth.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Russia says US knows it strictly complies with INF Treaty
Moscow, Dec 5 (IANS) Russia fully adheres to the provisions of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which the US knows well, Russian Foreign Ministry has said in response to the latest statements by the US and its allies that urged Moscow to return to full compliance with the agreement.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
My fashion sense is casual, comfortable: Ananya Birla
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer Ananya Birla says her fashion sense depends on her mood.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US stocks tumble amid worries over possible economic slowdown
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) US stocks plunged on Tuesday with all three major indices erasing more than 3 per cent, amid worries over inverted yield curve signalling a possible economic slowdown.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Kim Kardashian suffers a wardrobe mishap
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she flashed her side boob at the Broadway opening of The Cher Show.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
EU Competition Commissioner pledges to keep digital markets fair
Helsinki, Dec 5 (IANS) EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday criticised the technology "beasts" who are trying to block the entry of upcoming companies to the market.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy
Amy Schumer calls Meghan Markle her nemesis
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Amy Schumer says Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is her nemesis because they both are pregnant at the same time.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Italy reaffirms support for Palestinians
Rome, Dec 5 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has confirmed Italy's support for the Palestinian people and their social and economic well-being, especially that of the poorest, the Prime Minister's office has said.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
Agusta middleman extradited to India, CBI takes custody
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) British national Christian Michel James, the middleman wanted in Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, was extrdited to India on Tuesday night from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was taken straight to the CBI headquarters from the airport here.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Willow Smith took years to forgiver her father Will
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Willow Smith, daughter of Hollywood actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, says it took her years to forgive her father for how he handled her fame in music career.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
On a scale of 1 to 10 in happiness, I'm on 12: Priyanka Chopra
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) After a "fairytale" wedding with American singer Nick Jonas, actress Priyanka Chopra is beaming with seamless joy.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Learn humility from your mother, Owaisi tells Rahul
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday advised Congress President Rahul Gandhi to shed his arrogance, and learn humility and modesty from his mother Sonia Gandhi.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi attends Priyanka-Nick's Delhi reception
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a crowd in congratulating newly-married couple actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas at their reception here on Tuesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
2 teenage boys held for killing 10th class student
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Two teenage boys have been arrested for allegedly killing a class 10th student of a Delhi government school, police said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel extradited to India
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Christian Michel James, a British national and a middleman, on Tuesday was extradited to India, a development that comes as a boost to Indian agencies investigating the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2018-12-04
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
India, UAE review bilateral ties, to work together in Africa
Abu Dhabi, Dec 4 (IANS) India and the UAE on Tuesday reviewed their entire gamut of bilateral ties during their 12th Joint Commission meeting here and signed two agreements, including one on development cooperation in Africa.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel being extradited to India
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Christian Michel James, a British national and a middleman, has been extradited to India by the United Arab Emirates, a development that comes as a boost to Indian agencies investigating the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2018-12-04
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
15 juveniles rescued from NBCC construction site
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Child rights body National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday rescued 15 juveniles who were found working as child labour at an NBCC construction site in the national capital.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Herald case: I-T will not effectuate order on assessment of Sonia, Rahul & others for 2011-12
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that income tax authorities can go ahead with the reassessment of UPA Chief Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and others for the year 2011-2012 in a matter related to National Herald case, but will hold their hands in giving effect to their order.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Odisha govt to withdraw cases against Abhijit Iyer Mitra
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday said it would withdraw cases against Delhi-based defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra, 41 days after he was arrested on charges of hurting sentiments of people of the state.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Three dead in Punjab godown fire
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Three employees were charred to death inside an industrial godown near Punjab's Barnala town on Tuesday after a massive fire broke out.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fusion Microfinance raises Rs 520 cr in Series E funding
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Microfinance firm Fusion Microfinance on Tuesday said it has raised Rs 520 crore investment in its Series E funding round led by Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab prohibits stickers on fruits, vegetables
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) The Food Safety Commissioner in Punjab has prohibited pasting of stickers on fruits and vegetables being sold across the state.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Meet climate finance obligations: Indian paper to global community
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) While the global community displayed an unprecedented speed in ratifying the Paris Agreement, the same is not visible in meeting the climate finance obligations, an Indian discussion paper released at COP24 in Poland said.
2018-12-04
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
ISL: Jamshedpur hold profligate Kerala to 1-1 draw
Kochi, Dec 4 (IANS) A maiden home win continued to elude a wasteful Kerala Blasters FC as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Jamshedpur FC in a Indian Super League encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,Sports
Marketing aspect shouldn't interfere in the creativity of the show, says Sonu Nigam
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam, who next will be seen as a judge in radio channel 92.7 Big FM's 'Benadryl Big Golden Voice' season 6, has said that marketing aspect shouldn't interfere in the creativity of the show.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi attends Priyanka-Nick's Delhi reception
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a high-profile crowd in congratulating newly-married couple actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas at their reception here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Gambhir retires from all forms of cricket
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India discard Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The Ranji Trophy game between Delhi and Andhra starting on Thursday at the Feroz Shah Kotla here will be his last game.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BJP will snatch victory from Congress' hands, says Modi
Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) Addressing his final rally in Jaipur before Rajasthan goes to the polls on December 7, Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday said the BJP will snatch victory from Congress' hands.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
ISL: Kerala Blasters play 1-1 draw with Jamshedpur
Kochi, Dec 4 (IANS) A maiden home win continued to elude a wasteful Kerala Blasters FC as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
PKL: Gujarat hammer Patna to book play-off berth
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Gujarat Fortunegiants became the second team after U Mumba to qualify for the playoffs of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season six after hammering Patna Pirates 45-27 in an inter-zone challenge contest at the Thyagraj stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Gulshan Devaiah admires Manoj for authenticity he lends to roles (Lead, correcting para 2 and 3)
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah, who is teaming up with Manoj Bajpayee for the first time in 'Hinterland', says he admires the way the senior actor lends authenticity to any character he plays.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Campaigning in Telangana ends on Wednesday
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) With the campaigning for Telangana Assembly elections coming to an end on Wednesday, all the political parties were Tuesday busy in their last-minute bid to woo the voters.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
PSG-Montpellier match postponed over France yellow vests protests
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) Paris Saint Germain on Tuesday announced that the Montpellier clash was postponed by the Paris Police Prefecture, until further notice, due to ongoing protests against rising fuel prices and the cost of living in France.
2018-12-04
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Copa del Rey match chance for second-string players: Atletico coach
Madrid, Dec 4 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Pablo Simeone on Tuesday said that his side's upcoming second leg of the Copa del Rey match against Sant Andreu would be a good chance for players who do not normally appear on the pitch to get playing time.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Hockey players shake a leg, share experiences at Fan Village in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) The hockey players, who are showing their mesmerising skills on the ground in the Men's Hockey World Cup, entertained the fans with their dancing skills at Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
'2/3rd global population could be under stress due to water scarcity by 2025'
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) Around 1,800 million people would be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity by the year 2025, when two-thirds of the world population could be under stress, an expert said here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Five held for killing Delhi Police constable
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on the charges of killing a Delhi Police constable, an officer said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
November GST revenue falls short, will meet annual target: Official
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Despite falling short in the GST collections for last month, the government on Tuesday said it is confident of meeting the collection target for the current fiscal.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India has potential to become global aviation hub: Vice President
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 4 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said India has the potential to become a global aviation hub for Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) following a growing aviation business, huge pool of engineering talent and low labour costs.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
HC faults police over Telangana Congress leader's arrest
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday voiced its unhappiness over the manner in which Telangana Police arrested state Congress working President Revanth Reddy from his house in the dead of night.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Question mark over elephant hospital, rescue centre
Agra, Dec 4 (IANS) The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has served a notice to a NGO running an elephant rescue facility in Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh, questioning its legality.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Fidel Castro's photo-exhibits detail Cuban revolution
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A photo exhibition detailing the Cuban revolution through political icon Fidel Castro's life was opened by the Cuban envoy Oscar Martinez Cordoves here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: International, India,National,Art/Culture/Books
Shiv Sena to hold 'Dharma Sabha' for Ram temple on Dec 24 (Lead correcting intro)
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Upping its demand for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday announced a 'Dharma Sabha' in the temple town of Pandharpur on December 24.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Delhi court files charges against Dhinakaran
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday said the trial in the "Two Leaves" symbol bribery case will begin from December 17 after framing charges against sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shiv Sena to hold 'Dharma Sabha' for Ram temple on Dec 24
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Upping its deamnd for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday announced a 'Dharma Sabha' in the temple town of Pandharpur on December 24.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
5 states fined Rs 1 lakh for not giving details on mid-day meal
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh each on Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir for not furnishing details on the mid-day meal scheme in their states.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kolkata woman found dead, husband in police custody
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman was found dead in north-east Kolkata's Raghunathpur area, police said on Tuesday, adding her husband has been taken into custody.
2018-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gambhir retires from all forms of cricket
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India discard Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The Ranji Trophy game between Delhi and Andhra starting on Thursday at the Feroz Shah Kotla here will be his last game.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Inspector killed in Bulandshahr violence cremated
Etah (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 4 (IANS) Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed in a mob violence in Bulandshahr district of western Uttar Pradesh on Monday, was on Tuesday cremated in his ancestral village Jaithra in Etah district, police said.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Emissions from advanced economies set to rise in 2018: IEA
Katowice (Poland), Dec 4 (IANS) The world's advanced economies will see an uptick in their carbon dioxide emissions this year, bucking a five year-long decline, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Poland,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
I-League: Real Kashmir look to continue winning run at home (Preview)
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Debutants Real Kashmir FC will look to continue their winning run at home when they take on former champions Aizawl FC in an I-League clash here on Wednesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football
Think tank launches 'India Exclusion Report'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Centre for Equity Studies on Tuesday released its annual report on exclusion of several sections of the society from mainstream and denial of public goods to them on the basis of their class or caste or ethnicity, otherwise ensured to every citizen by the Constitution.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Atletico defender Gimenez back at training for Copa del Rey tie
Madrid, Dec 4 (IANS) Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez returned to training with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday after missing the last four games due to a muscle injury, a day ahead of the Copa del Rey match against fourth-tier club Sant Andreu.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
US special envoy seeks Pakistan's help for Afghan peace
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived here on Tuesday for meetings with Pakistan's political and military leadership seeking their cooperation in bringing the Afghan Taliban to peace talks.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Odisha CM urges PM to pass Bill for 1/3rd reservation for women
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate the move to ensure one-third reservation for women in Parliament and state legislatures.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
2 killed in Armenian military aircraft crash
Yerevan, Dec 4 (IANS) Two pilots were killed in an Armenian military aircraft crash in the mountains in the northwestern area of the transcaucasian state, officials said.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Armenia,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, China review progress in bilateral ties
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India and China reviewed the progress made in bilateral relations since the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, China earlier this year, during consultations between Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Vice Foreign Minister of China Kong Xuanyou here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Saudis keen to invest in Indian food sector: Envoy
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Saudi Arabia was keen to invest in the Indian food sector as India was one of the largest exporters of grains and vegetables to the desert kingdom, its ambassador to India Saud bin Mohammed Al-Sati said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Diaspora
I-League: Minerva hand East Bengal third straight loss with 1-0 win
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC handed city giants East Bengal their third straight defeat with a narrow 1-0 victory in an I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Messi's plastic shirt boy now homeless in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 4 (IANS) An Afghan boy who shot to fame for wearing a plastic shirt with soccer legend Lionel Messi's name and number and eventually meeting his icon in person is now homeless after being displaced by a Taliban offensive.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Israel,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Sports,Terrorism
Prioritize trial against lawmakers: SC
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that criminal cases against present and former members of Parliament and state Assemblies, involving offences punishable with life imprisonment or death should be taken up by the special or designated courts on priority.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
International Gita Mahotsav in Kurukshetra
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) The International Gita Mahotsav-2018 will be held in Kurukshetra in Haryana from December 7 to 23 with participation by artists and artisans of national and international repute.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel to be extradited to India
Dubai, Dec 4 (IANS) Christian James Michel, a British national and a middleman, has been extradited to India, a development that comes as a boost to Indian agencies investigating the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
As protests shift to state capital, pilgrims flock Sabarimala
Sabarimala, Dec 4 (IANS) For the first time since the Sabarimala temple opened on November 16, there has been a sharp increase in the number of pilgrims.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Coal scam: ED attaches Rs 117-crore property of Prakash Industries
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has attached Rs 117.09-crore movable and immovable properties of Prakash Industries in connection with its ongoing probe against it in allocation of Fatehpur coal block in Chhattisgarh in 2008, the agency said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Congress sowed seeds of rural distress: Jaitley
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Days after thousands of farmers held a protest march against the government's "anti-farmer" policies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said inadequate resources by the Congress resulted in rural distress, while the NDA is filling the gap.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Yemen's Houthi delegation leaves for Stockholm peace talks
Sana'a, Dec 4 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebel negotiators accompanied by visiting UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, left rebel-held capital Sana'a for Stockholm on Tuesday on a Kuwaiti plane to attend upcoming peace talks.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Yemen,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Congress attacks Modi for distorting facts
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for blaming the Congress for letting "Kartarpur Sahib go to Pakistan during partition", the party on Tuesday ridiculed Modi for speaking without knowing facts.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Meghalaya CM envisions creation of 'farmer's commission'
Shillong, Dec 4 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Tuesday said the government plans to create a 'farmers' commission' to tackle the problems being faced by the farming community.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy,Politics
After Sushma, Uma Bharti not to contest 2019 polls
Bhopal, Dec 4 (IANS) Close on the heels of Union Minister Sushma Swarj announcing her decision not to contest the next Lok Sabha polls, Central Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said she too would not join the 2019 election fray.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
HC seeks Centre's response on plea on kripan, kara
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre, the Delhi government and Delhi Police to file a reply on a plea seeking directions to allow Sikhs to carry a 'kripan' (small dagger) and wear a 'kara' (bracelet) in public places.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security
Indians biggest foreign investors in Dubai realty: Report
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Expecting high returns, Indians have invested hugely in Dubai realty in the first nine months of 2018, making them the largest chunk of all foreign investors in the sector, according to the latest statistics of the Department of Real Estate Studies & Research, Dubai Land Department (DLD), said a spokesperson on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
No consensus on digital tax directive targeting tech giants
Brussels, Dec 4 (IANS) European Union finance ministers were unable to reach an agreement on digital services tax reforms that would target the revenues raised by tech giants like Google and Facebook after various member states opposed the proposed directive.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics,Technology
New chatbot Shakti to help women fight workplace harassment
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) In the wake of the recent #MeToo India movement, Silicon Valley-based bot and messaging platform Gupshup on Tuesday launched a chatbot called 'Shakti' to help women in India find a voice against sexual harassment.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology
Rs 40 lakh looted in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 4 (IANS) Criminals looted Rs 40 lakh from a Punjab National Bank situated in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Tuesday evening, police said.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No trace of nine missing girls, DCW chief says police 'insensitive'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Tuesday said the fact that there was still no trace of the missing nine girls from a shelter home in Delhi suggests insensitive attitude of the police. She has appealed to the Commissioner to transfer the case to the Crime Branch.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP blamed for axing of Agrawal community voters in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday alleged that names of about four lakh voters, out of the total of eight lakh voters of the Agrawal community in Delhi, had been deleted on the direction of the BJP ahead of the 2019 polls.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China hails Trump's outreach to Pakistan on Afghan peace
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) China on Tuesday hailed US President Donald Trump's appeal to Pakistan to play a role in ending the dragging Afghan war.
2018-12-04
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Data analytics helps enterprises use digital technologies better: Infosys
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Data analytics is becoming core to adopting digital technologies for enterprises to enhance their customer experiences and mitigate risk, said software major Infosys in a research study on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
2018 Hockey WC: Australia outclass England 3-0 in Pool B tie
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) Australia outclassed England 3-0 in a complete one-sided Pool B affair of the ongoing 2018 Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Enterprises need agile, adaptable systems to thrive: Accenture
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) As enterprise IT experiences a seismic shift that is both technical and cultural, companies need systems that are boundaryless, adaptable and radically human to innovate and thrive, an Accenture report said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Maharashtra farmer donates pittance earned from onion sale to PMO
Nashik (Maharashtra), Dec 4 (IANS) In an unusual form of protest, a Maharashtra farmer donated a paltry sum earned from selling his onion crop at a huge loss to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, officials said here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Dialogue best solution to Ayodhya issue: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Gandhinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said here on Tuesday that a constructive dialogue between the opposing parties was the best solution to the vexed Ram Mandir issue.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics,Religion
Azpilicueta commits future to Chelsea with new contract
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Chelsea's Spanish international defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new four-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2022.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sensex, Nifty snap 6-day gaining streak, all eyes on monetary policy (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian equity market snapped its six-day gaining streak on Tuesday amid caution ahead of the RBI's monetary policy announcement.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Congress stopping him from hailing 'Bharat Mata': Modi
Sikar, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday alleged that the Congress party is trying to stop him from raising "Bharat Mata ki jai' slogan in election rallies.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
SEBI panel proposes direct listing of Indian firms on foreign bourses
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) An expert committee set up by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Tuesday recommended that the market regulator allow listing of Indian companies on foreign exchanges even without getting listed in India.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Family demands CBI probe into attacks on Meghalaya women's activists
Shillong, Dec 4 (IANS) The family members of two prominent women's rights activists, who were injured in a mob attack in Meghalaya, on Tuesday urged Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to institute a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the incident.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Seer who threatened immolation on Ram temple sent to judicial custody
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) A court in Ayodhya on Tuesday sent sadhu, Paramhans, to 14-day judicial custody, officials said. He had threatened to set himself ablaze on December 6, the anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition, if the date for construction of Ram temple was not announced, police said.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Women to get 6 more reserved berths in AC 3 tier
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian Railways has decided to reserve six more berths in AC-3 tier of Rajdhani, Duranto and other fully air-conditioned trains except the Garib Rath Express.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Quora CEO apologises after security breach affects 100 mn users
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Quora CEO Adam D'Angelo has apologised after hackers stole personal information of over 100 million of its users including their names, email addresses and encrypted passwords.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
NHRC issues notice to UP, seeks report on Bulandshahr violence
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The NHRC on Tuesday issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government seeking a detailed report on action taken over the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a young man in a violence in Bulandshahr in the state after cow vigilantes went on a rampage.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Samsung India unveils SSD featuring up to 4TB storage capacity
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Samsung India on Tuesday unveiled its new consumer solid state drive (SSD) lineup -- the Samsung 860 QVO SSD -- featuring up to four terabytes (TB) of storage capacity.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi franchise unveils new name, logo for upcoming IPL edition
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Delhi franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) unveiled its new identity on Tuesday, which includes a new name, new crest and new colours for the upcoming season.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
China wants Panama to be its gateway to Central America
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) China on Tuesday said its President Xi Jinping's visit to Panama was a step forward to improve bilateral ties and turn the Latin American country into Beijing's gateway to Central America.
2018-12-04
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Koinex ventures into Blockchain with new development centre in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Digital assets exchange firm Koinex on Tuesday announced its foray into the Blockchain solutions with the opening of a new development centre in Bengaluru.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
ISL: North East aim to break Bengaluru dominance in top of table clash (Preview)
Guwahati, Dec 4 (IANS) In-form NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) will look to break Bengaluru FC's dominance and close the gap at the top of the table when the two sides clash in an Indian Super League (ISL) game at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
HC directs Goa CS to file affidavit detailing Parrikar's status
Panaji, Dec 4 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed Goa Chief Secretary to file an affidavit specifying the health status of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Law and order has crashed in UP: AAP
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday alleged that the law and order in Uttar Pradesh had "completely crashed".
2018-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Delhi launches special drive to implement minimum wage
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) To ensure minimum wage to all workers in the national capital, the Delhi government on Tuesday launched a 10-day drive 'Operation Minimum Wage' and a helpline number for people to register their complaints.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'2/3rd world population could be under stress due to water scarcity by 2025'
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) Around 1,800 million people would be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity by the year 2025, when two-thirds of the world population could be under stress, an expert said here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
France suspends fuel tax hike after protests
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday announced a six-month suspension of a plan to introduce a fuel tax hike which has led to weeks of violent protests.
2018-12-04
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
ACT Fibernet, Tamil Nadu to empower visually challenged students
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Internet service provider ACT Fibernet on Tuesday joined hands with Tamil Nadu government to introduce Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) for the visually impaired students of Class 11 and 12, the company said.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Congress accuses BJP of EVM tampering in MP, moves EC for probe
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Alleging the BJP in "collusion with the local administration" was "attempting to tamper/replace" EVMs during the November 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, the Congress of Tuesday sought an EC probe into four such incidents, including where EVMs were being transported to a collection centre in Sagar after 48 hours of polling.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Focused higher education can help India capitalise on its demographic dividend (Column: Active Voice)
While investment in critical social infrastructure like education is a pre-requisite for a country's sustainable development, government expenditure on education in India, as a percentage of GDP, has declined from 3.1 per cent in 2012-13 to 2.4 per cent in 2015-16, with a marginal increase to 2.7 percent in the budget estimates for 2017-18 (Economic Survey, 2017-18).
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Education,Art/Culture/Books
UN chief asks nations to redefine climate mitigation plans
Katowice (Poland), Dec 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called upon the nations to redefine their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to mitigate climate effects and to achieve goals under the Paris Agreement that include disbursement of $100 billion per year for 2020-2025 by rich nations.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Poland,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Bulandshahr incident planned to hike communal tension: CPI-M
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Condemning the Bulandshahr violence in which a police Inspector and a civilian were killed, the CPI-M on Tuesday said it was planned to hike communal tensions ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Abusive boss can turn you into a great leader
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Do you have an abusive boss at your workplace? If so, take heart. You are more likely to turn out to be a great boss in future, says a study.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
St. Pius wins FC Bayern Youth Cup's Mumbai leg
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) St. Pius Mulund defeated Ryan International School, Nerul 2-0 in the Mumbai leg final of sixth edition of adidas FC Bayern Youth Cup here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Athletic Bilbao sacks coach after winless streak
Bilbao (Spain), Dec 4 (IANS) Spanish La Liga side Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday sacked its head coach Eduardo Berizzo in the light of the club's woeful track record in the season so far.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Heritage conservation also about local know-how: EU-India panel
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Cultural heritage is equally about community involvement and preserving traditional knowledge systems as about built heritage such as monuments. This was the crux of a panel discussion that opened a two-day conference on EU-India partnership on culture in the national capital.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Highest weather-related damage recorded in 2017: Climate index
Katowice (Poland), Dec 4 (IANS) Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka and Dominica were hardest hit in 2017, the year with the highest weather-related losses ever recorded, the Global Climate Risk Index, published by Germanwatch, said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Poland,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
It was all tears: Priyanka on emotional wedding with Nick
Jodhpur, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who said "I do" wearing a 75 ft long veil for her Christian wedding ceremony with American singer Nick Jonas here, says she was nervous and scared before the nuptial. But her worries flew away when she saw her groom waiting for her down the aisle.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
DJ Martin Solveig apologises for Ballon d'Or twerk question
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) French DJ Martin Solveig apologised on Tuesday for asking the first female winner of the Ballon d'Or award Ada Hegerberg if she knew how to twerk as she collected the prestigious football accolade.
2018-12-04
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Scott's 'Sicko mode' tops Billboard Hot 100 chart
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Rapper Travis Scott's "Sicko mode" has claimed the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is his first leader on the list.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Realme U1 to be available on Dec 5
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) China-based handset maker Realme's recently-launched U1 is set to go on sale on e-commerce platform Amazon India and Realme.com on Wednesday, the company has said.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
India to send biggest Ball Kids' contingent for Australian Open 2019
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Ten kids from different parts of the country, including four girls, have been selected to represent India as the Official Kia Ball Kids for the Australian Open 2019, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Kerala police fail to see criminal cases against CM, ministers and MLAs: BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (IANS) The Kerala BJP on Tuesday said the state police were executing arrest warrants only against its leaders whereas several criminal cases have been pending against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his cabinet colleagues and party legislators.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Astronomers discover over 100 new exoplanets
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) An international team of astronomers have discovered more than 100 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) -- that revolve around stars other than the Sun -- in only three months, using a combination of ground- and space-based telescopes.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Niti Taylor to use her app to address social media issues
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Niti Taylor has launched her personal app, and says she will be using the platform to address issues like trolling and body shaming.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rajapaksa to appeal against court verdict on government's suspension
Colombo, Dec 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa will file a legal appeal against a court verdict, which temporarily halted him and members of his purported government from functioning as the Prime Minister, Cabinet and deputy ministers, a statement said here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Four held for Bulandshahr violence, police mum on killers' links
Lucknow/Bulandshahr, Dec 4 (IANS) Four people have been arrested in connection with the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a young man in violence in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh after cow vigilantes went on a rampage, police said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Investigative agencies must remain faceless: Jaitley
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Commending the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for remaining free from any major controversy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the investigative agencies are supposed to be faceless.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Ministers won't be able to enter counting centres in MP
Bhopal, Dec 4 (IANS) No Central or state ministers will not be allowed to enter the counting centres in Madhya Pradesh on December 11, when the counting will take place in the state, said a top election official on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Polling ends peacefully for 7th phase of Panchayat polls in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Polling for the 7th phase of Panchayat polls ended peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday under tight security arrangements.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
TeamViewer opens first India office, eyes strong growth
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) With the aim of doubling its growth in India, Germany-based remote connectivity solutions provider TeamViewer on Tuesday announced the opening of an office in Mumbai, its first in the country.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
After Oscars, BAFTA shifts 2020 award ceremony date
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Four months after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a new date for Oscars ceremony in 2020, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has also moved its film awards for the year.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fashion mantra for plus-size women
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) It is a myth that plus-size women should wear loose or baggy clothes. Shapeless garments should be avoided in favour of fitted clothing that can accentuate your best features, say experts.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Italian 'mafia kingpin', 46 others arrested
Palermo (Italy), Dec 4 (IANS) The Italian police on Tuesday arrested an alleged leader of the notorious Sicilian mafia and 46 other people thought to be linked to the criminal gang on the island of Sicily.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
With age, humour, tenderness replace rancour in marriage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) While love takes a back seat after the honeymoon period and prickly disagreements dominate the early and middle years of marriage, a new study has showed that with age, rancour gives way to humour, acceptance and more tenderness.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
No oil will go through Persian Gulf if US targets Iranian sales: Rouhani
Tehran, Dec 4 (IANS) Accusing the US of trying to push India away from Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Washington cannot stop Tehran from exporting oil and warned that no crude will be exported from the Persian Gulf if Iranian oil sales were blocked.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Pawan Kalyan leads protest over drought
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Southern film superstar and politician Pawan Kalyan led a protest at Ananthapuram in Andhra Pradesh, against the drought situation in Rayalaseema.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Yami gets 'fuss-free, neat look' for 'Uri'
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam's first look from her upcoming film "Uri: The Surgical Strike" is out. She says it had to be a fuss-free yet a very neat look.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prenatal exposure to toothpaste, make-up chemical advances girls' puberty
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty at an early age, finds a new study.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Register criminal case against TN CM, Ministers, EC and police officials: Stalin
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday demanded registration of criminal cases against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, officials of Election Commission, state police and also the person who filed a petition seeking cancellation of the FIR registered in the R.K. Nagar cash-for-vote case.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
40% foreigners visited India on e-visa: Top official
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) With 21 lakh e-visas issued this year till November 3, electronic visas now constitute around 40 per cent of the total number of visas issued to foreigners, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Gulshan Devaiah admires Manoj for authenticity he lends to roles
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah, who is teaming up with Manoj Bajpayee for the first time in "Hinterland", says he admires the way the senior actor lends authenticity to any character he plays.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NACE to launch report on corrosion loss in India by Feb
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) will launch a report on corrosion losses in India by February 2019, said an official on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Jharkhand to add 20 Maoists to bounty list
Ranchi, Dec 4 (IANS) Jharkhand will add the names of 20 Maoists to the bounty list, police said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Opt for charcoal for healthy skin, hair
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Charcoal, specifically activated ones, are very effective in treating skin related issues as it absorbs toxin and makes for a good deep cleanser and detoxifier. However the benefits of charcoal are extended beyond skin care as it can be worked into the hair care regime to balance an oily scalp.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sensex ends 6-day gaining streak, sheds 107 points
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex snapped its six-day-long gaining streak, closing 107 points lower on Tuesday as investors turned cautious ahead of major events.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Will remain committed to farmers on loan waiver promise: Rahul
Alwar, Dec 4 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that his party will remain committed to its promise of waiving farmers' loans if it comes to power in Rajasthan following the Assembly polls slated for Friday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Lenovo debuts its security solutions for enterprises in India
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Computer manufacturing giant Lenovo on Tuesday launched "ThinkShield" security solutions which is its end-to-end approach to securing business devices, data, online presence and identity throughout their life cycle and is targeted at enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs).
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi says Congress stopping him from hailing 'Bharat mata'
Sikar (Rajasthan), Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday alleged that the Congress party was trying to stop him from raising 'Bharat mata ki jai slogan in election rallies.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Congress wants action against Shah for lying about Congress manifesto
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday approached the Election Commission seeking action against BJP President Amit Shah for "stoking communal tensions" in Telangana by twisting the Congress manifesto and spreading misinformation.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
ABVP, BJP demand JD-U's Prashant Kishor's arrest
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) Ruling BJP members on Tuesday protested against Bihar Police's action against ABVP activists, and demanded the arrest of JD-U's national Vice President Prashant Kishor for breaking the model code of conduct ahead of the student union poll in the Patna University.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Disciplinary action against Maradona for spat
Mexico City, Dec 4 (IANS) A disciplinary investigation will be opened against football legend Diego Maradona by Mexico's football federation for his verbal spat against fans during the second leg of the Ascenso MX final between Dorados de Sinaloa and Atletico San Luis.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Journalist's murder highlights risks of reporting in Pakistan
Rome, Dec 4 (IANS/AKI) In countries such as Pakistan, courageous investigative journalists risk their lives for their profession as the case of slain Pakistani reporter Saleem Shahzad shows, said the editor of an Italian daily.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Italy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
France to suspend fuel tax hike after protests
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) The French government will suspend its plan to introduce a fuel tax hike which has led to violent protests, the media reported on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Beside comfort and high speed, India's Train 18 also to be fire-proof
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Train 18, developed indigenously by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), offers not only a fast and comfortable mode of transport. The engineless train also provides safety to passengers as its coaches are fitted with fire-resistance fibre composites.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Indian 'Froggipedia' becomes iPad App of Year: Apple
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Froggipedia app from Ahmedabad-based e-learning company Designmate has become the iPad App of the Year, Apple announced on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Boat with Rohingya refugees reaches Indonesia
Jakarta, Dec 4 (IANS) A boat with 20 Rohingya refugees reached the coast of Indonesia's Aceh province on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Indonesia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ghani orders probe into sex abuse claims in women's football team
Kabul, Dec 4 (IANS) Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a probe into the allegations of sexual abuse of members of the national women's football team following a report that the females were molested by officials from the Afghan Football Federation (AFF).
2018-12-04
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
Corinthians sack coach Jair Ventura
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 4 (IANS) Corinthians have sacked coach Jair Ventura after the club's disappointing end to the year.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Business' of social media kept Aishwarya Rai away from it
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan kept away from the social media for a very long time until joining Instagram earlier this year. She says the fact that people start seeing it as a "barometric reflection of your popularity or status" was a put off for her.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nuremberg hold Bayern Leverkusen 1-1 in German Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 4 (IANS) Georg Margreitter's second-half equaliser secured newly promoted Nuremberg a 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen in the 13th round of Bundesliga action.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
No obstruction to J&K Bank's financial independence: Governor
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday categorically assured that no changes are intended in the financial status and independence of the J&K Bank.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Gem and jewellery exports likely to be flat
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) The gem and jewellery sector, hit by cash flow and facing hurdles in financing, is expecting that the growth in exports will be flat in dollar term by end of the current fiscal, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Tripura's IPFT to press for separate tribal state, NRC
Agartala, Dec 4 (IANS) Ruling BJP ally, IPFT, will restart its agitation from Wednesday to press for its decade-old demand for a separate state for the tribals in Tripura, a party leader said here on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
MeToo survivors named 'Personality of the Year 2018' by Yahoo
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The survivors of the MeToo movement that took Bollywood and the media industry by storm in the country were named "Personality of the Year 2018" by search engine major Yahoo India on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology,Business/Economy
Job offers for IIT-M students rises by 30%
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Job offers for students of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), in the first phase of placements for 2018-19, has increased by nearly 30 per cent, excluding pre-placement offers, compared to last year, a statement said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Education
Tooth loss in postmenopausal women linked to hypertension
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Postmenopausal women experiencing tooth loss could be at higher risk of developing high blood pressure -- a key risk factor for heart disease, warns a new study.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Promoting cultural links between EU-India a priority: EU envoy
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Preservation of cultural heritage is a promising sector and promoting cultural links is a priority for the strategic EU-India partnership, EU Ambassador to India Tomasz Kozlowski said on the sidelines of a two-day conference that seeks to strengthen EU-India collaboration in the fields of culture and heritage.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Duterte jokes about smoking marijuana
Manila, Dec 4 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has taken the lives of thousands in the country, caused outrage after he claimed he smoked marijuana to stay awake though he later claimed the comment was just a joke.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
J&K governor pays tribute to Sheikh Abdullah
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday paid tribute to Kashmiri leader Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his 113th birth anniversary.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Oscar-winning producer fascinated by stories with human emotions
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Producer Kristina Reed, who backed Oscar-winning short films "Paperman" and "Feast", says stories that deal with human emotions fascinate her and she feels that at the core, it's something that everyone can relate to.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Non-licensed businesses in Goa are drug havens: Minister
Panaji, Dec 4 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday ordered a crackdown on non-licenced businesses run by foreigners in the coastal state, alleging that these were being used as drug havens.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Facebook may see higher attrition rate in coming days
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Many employees of Facebook are looking for better opportunities as scrutiny of the company's conduct rises following several cases of data leak and as its stock price take a beating, CNBC reported.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
India lost Kartarpur to Pakistan in Congress scramble for power: Modi
Hanumangarh (Rajasthan), Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress of making the "mistake" of letting Kartarpur Sahib - the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev - go to Pakistan during partition due to its "scramble for power" post-independence.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Yogesh Raj blamed for Bulandshahr violence, on the run
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday said that the main conspirator behind the mob violence in Bulandshahr which left a police officer and a young man dead was a Yogesh Raj, who is on the run.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Levante batter struggling Athletic
Valencia (Spain), Dec 4 (IANS) Levante snapped a three-match winless streak with a 3-0 victory over Athletic Club, who find themselves in the drop zone more than one-third of the way through the 2018-2019 La Liga season.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sporting goes 2nd in Portuguese 1st division
Vila do Conde (Portugal), Dec 4 (IANS) Sporting Lisbon defeated Rio Ave 3-1 to vault over two other clubs into second place in Portugal's Primeira Liga.
2018-12-04
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Tax return filing up 50% this year: CBDT Chairman
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Over six crore income-tax returns have already been filed this year for the assessment year 2018-19 showing an increase of 50 per cent over the last year, CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, Sudan review bilateral ties
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India and Sudan reviewed their bilateral relations during the eighth session of foreign office consultations here, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
I was labelled a sitcom actor: 'Better Call Saul' star Rhea Seehorn
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) There was a time when Rhea Seehorn was labeled a sitcom actor, but she is glad she could break that mould and embrace different characters.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Sensex, Nifty marginally lower, finance stocks down
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Selling pressure in finance and banking sectors and a slight rise in global crude oil prices dragged the key equity indices lower during the afternoon session of the trade on Tuesday.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy

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