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Bengali actress alleges harassment by petrol pump staff
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Bengali television actress Juhi Sengupta has alleged that she along with her parents were harassed and heckled by petrol pump employees in Kolkata.
2019-08-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
India to launch Cartosat-3 satellite in Oct/Nov
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) India will launch its advanced cartography satellite, Cartosat-3, towards the end of October or early November, said K.Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2019-08-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Microsoft to pay hackers for Bug Bounty Programme
San Francisco, Aug 26 (IANS) Microsoft has launched a Bug Bounty Programme for Chromium Edge where the company is inviting cybersecurity experts across the world to identify vulnerabilities in the Chromium Edge browser, with rewards ranging from $1,000 to $30,000.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump suggested nuking hurricanes: Report
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has suggested multiple times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the country, a media report said.
2019-08-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Varun accuses Sara of copying the colour of his clothes
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan has funnily accused his "Coolie No. 1" co-actor Sara Ali Khan of copying the colour of his clothes.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
B-Town celebs hail Sindhu for historic win
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) A string of Bollywood personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma among many others have hailed ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu for becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kareena brings LFW 2019 curtains down
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan brought down the curtains of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 on Sunday as she walked the ramp for designer duo Gauri and Nainika.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
Govt claims be damned, tuberculosis rages in UP
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Tuberculosis continues to affect a sizeable population in Uttar Pradesh, particularly in rural areas, despite tall claims by the Centre and the state government about improvements in public health and free healthcare.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Skipper Kohli equals Dhoni with most Test wins
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 26 (IANS) Virat Kohli added another feather to his illustrious cap as the India skipper equalled M.S. Dhoni's record of 27 Test wins after his team registered a massive 318-run record win over West Indies.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Bieber shares tips to deal with anxiety attacks
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (IANS) Pop singer Justin Bieber has shared a few tips on how to deal with an anxiety attack.
2019-08-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Giant volcanic rock raft found in Pacific Ocean
Canberra, Aug 26 (IANS) A vast "raft" of volcanic rocks stretching over 150 sq.km has been found drifting through the Pacific Ocean, scientists said on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Chidambaram says his plea challenging CBI custody not listed today
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Former Finance minister P. Chidambaram has told the Supreme Court that his plea challenging the trial court order remanding him to four days judicial custody has not been listed for Monday, despite the top court's direction.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Embankment in Punjab collapses as Pak releases water
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) A crucial embankment in Punjab's Ferozepur district collapsed early Monday due to heavy discharge of water from Pakistan, posing a threat of flooding in at least 17 villages.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Atletico Madrid ekes out 1-0 win against Leganes
Leganes (Spain), Aug 26 (IANS) Atletico Madrid has eked out a slender 1-0 win over Leganes in the second week of the La Liga season.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Fire doused in Greater Noida warehouse
Greater Noida, Aug 26 (IANS) A fire broke out at a warehouse of a private firm with menthol stored in a large quantity in Surajpur Industrial Area in Kasna here during the wee hours of Monday with the fire brought under control by the morning.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jharkhand's Komalika Bari is recurve cadet world champion
Madrid, Aug 26 (IANS) Komalika Bari has become recurve cadet world champion ensuring India clinch second gold on the final day of the World Archery Youth Championships here. The 17-year-old Jharkhand girl defeated higher-ranked Sonoda Waka of Japan on Sunday.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Man bites woman's nose, father slits her ear in dowry dispute
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 26 (IANS) A dowry dispute between two families took an ugly turn when a woman's husband and father-in-law thrashed her parents, bit her mother's nose and slashed her ear, in Nakatia area here on Sunday.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DiCaprio's environmental fund commits $5 mn to Amazon
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental initiative called Earth Alliance has pledged $5 million towards the preservation of the Amazon rain forest following the wildfires.
2019-08-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Skipper Kohli equals Dhoni with most Test wins
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 26 (IANS) Virat Kohli is at the peak of his career and added feather to his illustrious cap as the India skipper has now equalled M.S. Dhoni's record of 27 Test wins after his team registered a record 318-run win over West Indies. The victory made Kohli the joint-most successful captain for India in Test cricket.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Diplomat with Pak stint is new US C-G in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Career diplomat, David J. Ranz, who had an earlier stint in Pakistan, has been appointed the new US Consul-General in Mumbai, an official said here on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
G7 close to agreeing help for Amazon fires
Biarritz (France), Aug 26 (IANS) International leaders gathering at the ongoing G7 Summit in this French resort town are reportedly nearing an agreement to help fight the the massive wildfires in the Amazon that were devastating the world's largest tropical rainforest, the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Politics
22 more tax officers sacked for graft, misconduct
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Acting on alleged corruption charges and misconduct, the government on Monday compulsorily retired another 22 senior tax officers under Rule 56 (J). The move has come close on the heels of government sending home 27 high-raking revenue officers on allegations ranging from harassment, bribe, extortion and corruption.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No SPG cover for Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The government has withdrawn the Special Protection Group (SPG) security cover of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, officials said on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sec 144 imposed in Rajasthan town after communal clash
Jaipur, Aug 26 (IANS) Section 144 has been imposed and internet services suspended in Sawai Madhopur district's Gangapur City in Rajasthan following a communal clash during a VHP rally, police said. The rally was organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on its foundation day on Sunday.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
Chidambarams changed holding pattern of shell firms: ED
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) While the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is all set to present its case in the Supreme Court against P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case, an agency source indicated that the former Finance Minister and his son Karti changed the share holding pattern of shell companies.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'The Simpsons' producers talk potential Disney spinoffs
Anaheim, Aug 26 (IANS) The makers of "The Simpsons" have discussed potential Disney spinoffs and also confirmed that the Indian character Apu in the animated show will remain.
2019-08-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Salman's 'Inshallah' release delayed
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that the release of his film "Inshallah" with actress Alia Bhatt has been pushed back.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Baby feeding cubicles in UP bus stations soon
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) All government-owned bus stations in Uttar Pradesh will now have baby feeding cubicles for new mothers.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Kashmiri truck driver killed in stonepelting in J&K, 1 held
Srinagar, Aug 26 (IANS) A truck driver was killed in a stone pelting incident in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Feels really special: Rahane on finally scoring ton
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 26 (IANS) Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and pacer Jasprit Bumrah starred in India's record 318-run win over West Indies in the first of the two Test match. Rahane, who scored his ton after a long dry patch of 17 Test matches, described it as "special", while Bumrah felt the team's bowling unit clicked well against the hosts.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
3 injured in blast outside Jalalabad Pak mission
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) At least three people were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off outside the Pakistan Consulate General in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Thieves decamp with 'extra-secure' Tesla car in 30s flat
London, Aug 26 (IANS) In a daring attempt, thieves stole an ultra-secure Tesla Model S electric car in London with a key fob attack in less than 30 seconds and the owner did not even get a clue.
2019-08-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Kashmir to figure prominently as Modi, Trump to meet
Biarritz (France), Aug 26 (IANS) The Kashmir issue is likely to figure prominently in talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump on Monday on the sidelines of the G7 Summit here, days after Trump said he would discuss the issue with "friend" Modi.
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Politics
Funding major challenge for Rohingya in B'desh: Report
Dhaka, Aug 26 (IANS) Funding continues to be a major challenge for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh even after two years of the mass influx, plaguing some key sectors like health, protection, nutrition and site management, and putting their lives in jeopardy, a media report said on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
ALERT: Rupee slips below 72 a dollar
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2019-08-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
AR glasses can help visually impaired navigate better
New York, Aug 26 (IANS) Augmented Reality (AR) glasses can help people with low vision better navigate their environment as the eye-wearable device managed to enhance mobility and function in patients who have difficulty with peripheral vision or seeing in low light, say researchers.
2019-08-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Jaitley's last gift to Sonia's Rae Bareli
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Barely a week before he was hospitalised, late Arun Jaitley had given a 'gift' to Rae Bareli, Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary constituency in Uttar's Pradesh.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Imran sets up body to help meet FATF targets
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has set up a high-powered 12-member National Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Coordination Committee to ensure execution of all FATF-related tasks till December 1, a media report said on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Pakistan,International
UP Governor adopts girl child suffering from TB
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has adopted a girl child infected with tuberculosis (TB). Following in her footsteps, the staff of Raj Bhawan has adopted 21 other children suffering from TB.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Faulty Apple laptops revive fears of battery fire
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) With several international airlines banning some older models of Apple's flagship laptop MacBook Pro in both check-in or hand luggage, including in India, fears of battery fire have returned to haunt users of the device.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Sehwag believes Bumrah & Co. make India world beaters
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Indian bowling attack led by Jasprit Bumrah has had world cricket sit up and take note and another example was dished out by the pacer and gang at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday when they decimated West Indies for 100 in their second innings after plundering 343/7 declared, to set the hosts a target of 419. It was once again the clinical show of the bowlers that stood out on a wicket that didnt really have any demons in it.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
US Open: Djokovic is the man to defeat
New York, Aug 26 (IANS) World No. 1 tennis star Novak Djokovic will be the man to defeat when the US Open title, the final Grand Slam event of the year, gets underway here on Monday at the Flushing Meadows.
2019-08-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Sensex opens 663 pts higher after govt boosters
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) After what experts termed as a mini-budget on Friday, the markets on expected lines opened on a strong note on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pak continues vitriolic talk against India
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Pakistan has continued to speak against India over New Delhi's move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, with two Ministers once again warning India of serious consequences.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Managing player workload 'most important': Kohli
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 26 (IANS) With the World Test Championship underway, India skipper Virat Kohli reckons managing the workload of his fast bowlers will be key for the team. After record 318-run win over West Indies in the first Test of the two-match series, Kohli spoke on the importance of his bowlers in Test matches.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Bulandshahr violence: Heroes' welcome for accused out on bail
Meerut, Aug 26 (IANS) In a shocking development, seven persons accused of killing a police inspector in cow slaughter violence in Bulandshahr last year, were given a hero's welcome by their supporters when they came out on bail.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE-India ties above religious sentiments: Qureshi
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or any other country has the right to maintain bilateral relations with countries of their choice, the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Alex Rins snatches victory from Marquez in British MotoGP
Silverstone (England), Aug 26 (IANS) In a podium dominated by Spaniards, Alex Rins of Suzuki earned his seasons second victory at the British motorcycle Grand Prix (GP) in a stellar finish, prevailing over Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez and Yamahas Maverick Viñales.
2019-08-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Realtor arrested for posting obscene image of Hindu God
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) A realtor has been arrested here for posting an obscene image of a Hindu God on his social media account.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Trying to get better at my bowling: Vihari
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 26 (IANS) India all-rounder Hanuma Vihari played a crucial knock of 93 runs in the second innings of the first Test against West Indies, says he is focussing on his bowling skills as he has been included mainly to perform the role of the fifth bowler when needed.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Curfew in UP district after man beaten to death
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Curfew was imposed In Uttar Pradesh's Deoria district after a young man was beaten to death for objecting to loud music during Janmashtami celebrations.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Consumers want discounts to stay, even if not 'deep'
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Foodies and restaurant-goers may well be at the receiving end of the recent campaign by restaurant owners against deep discount by online food aggregators. Most consumers although understand the business dynamics of the restaurants and their logic behind the campaign, they say, discounts and offers should exist in some form or the other.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Deep discount battle to hit customers badly: Dineout CEO
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) As the battle between online food aggregators and restaurants turns serious with more than 2,500 restaurants now logged out against the deep discounting practices of online food apps across the country, Dineout is concerned that the feud has led to confusion about the discounts among consumers who will be the worst-hit.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
'No discount no customer' is simply hoax: NRAI
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) As restaurants across the country, led by the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) are taking online food aggregators head-on against deep discounts in the dine-in segment, an official with NRAI has said that the fear psychosis being spread that lack of discounts would hurt sales and customer footfall is wrong and there are "enough" people who would like to pay for good quality food.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Zomato-NRAI tussle set to spoil your dinner
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The ongoing stand-off between online food aggregators and the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), a trade body that represents more than 5 lakh restaurants in the country, over deep discounting practices is nothing but part of a larger global debate on tapping the basic psyche of a consumer: "Get more for less".
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ind-WI Test: Rahane's ton, Bumrah's fifer script record win
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 26 (IANS) It seemed the Indian pacers were in a hurry to finish things off as they bundled out the West Indies for a paltry 100 runs in their second innings, setting up a mammoth 318-run victory on the fourth day of the first Test here. Jasprit Bumrah scalped a fifer conceding just seven runs while his teammate Ishant Sharma picked three for 31.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Need more sensitivity in rape cases: Nirbhaya cop
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Gender sensitivity in dealing with rape cases has increased but constant attention and monitoring is needed to ensure due process of law is followed, said Chhaya Sharma, who is better known as the Delhi Police officer who cracked the December 2012 Nirbhaya rape case.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajasthan govt to woo filmmakers in new tourism policy
Jaipur, Aug 26 (IANS) Rajasthan government will soon announce an attractive package to woo filmmakers in the state. This will be a part of the new Tourism Policy of the government which is on the anvil.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
After manic Friday, gold may cross all-time high: Analysts
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Experts are seeing fresh support for gold prices leading it towards all-time highs in the international markets, even as an escalation of the trade-war between the two largest economies, US and China, saw the price of the yellow metal rally 700-800 points last week.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sindhu, Stokes, Bumrah enthralled fans on Super Sunday
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) If Sunday started with P.V. Sindhu decimating Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the final of the World Championships in Basel, it ended with Jasprit Bumrah destroying a hapless West Indies batting line-up with a fierce spell of fast bowling (5/7). And in between, all-rounder Ben Stokes played the role of Superman to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for England in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
2019-08-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,Badminton
Chinese shares open lower; yuan strengthens
Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.60 per cent to open at 2,851.02 points.
2019-08-26
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Palestine slams US for removing it from countries' list
Ramallah, Aug 26 (IANS) Palestinian officials have slammed the US for deleting the name of Palestine from its list of countries and states.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Houthi rebels claim launching missiles toward Saudi airport
Sanaa, Aug 26 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebel group has claimed that it fired 10 missiles toward Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Hong Kong police fire gun, use water cannon on protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 26 (IANS) A Hong Kong police officer has fired a gunshot during protests here, the first time a live round has been used since demonstrations broke out in June.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Macron holds 'positive' meeting with Iran Foreign Minister
Biarritz (France) Aug 26 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has held a "positive" meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, an Elysee Palace source said.
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Diplomacy
US, Japan finalise talks on new trade pact
Biarritz (France), Aug 26 (IANS) The US and Japan have finalised negotiations on a new trade agreement that will enable Washington to increase its agricultural exports to the Asian country, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced.
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Diplomacy
Brexit deal is now 'touch and go': Johnson
Biarritz (France), Aug 26 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the chances of a Brexit deal are "touch and go" -- having previously said the odds of a no-deal Brexit were "a million to one".
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Politics
Modi holds 'fruitful discussions' with UN chief
Biarritz (France), Aug 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held "fruitful discussions" with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the G7 summit here, days after the UN chief voiced concern over Kashmir and called for "maximum restraint".
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Diplomacy
Truck driver killed in stone pelting in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 26 (IANS) A truck driver was killed on Sunday in a stone pelting incident in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said
2019-08-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi, Johnson have 'good' meeting, discuss boosting ties
Biarritz (France), Aug 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had a "good meeting" with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson, days after the two spoke over phone during which Modi raised the issue of vandalism of the Indian High Commission by a Pakistani mob.
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Diplomacy
India reduce WI to 15/5, inch closer to victory (Tea report)
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 26 (IANS) West Indies batsmen lacked any sort of patience as India pacers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, reduced them to 15/5, chasing 419 for victory at tea on the fourth day of the first Test here on Sunday.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Sanjay Dutt to join RSP, claims Maharashtra minister
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling coalition partner Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSP) chief and state Minister Mahadev Jankar on Sunday created a flutter by claiming that Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt would join his party on September 25.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India ride Rahane century to set WI target of 419
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 25 (IANS) India set the West Indies a stiff target of 419 runs as they declared on 343/7 in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test here on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Bahrain pardons 250 Indian prisoners on Modi visit
Manama, Aug 25 (IANS) In a special gesture as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visiting the Gulf kingdom, Bahrain pardoned 250 Indian prisoners serving sentences in the country.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bahrain,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Three men sustain burn injuries in south Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Three men received grievous burns as the internet cable thrown out of the window touched the high-tension wire in the Shaheen Bagh area of South East Delhi, the police said on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Bahrain speak out against countries backing terror
Manama, Aug 25 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India and Bahrain have called on all countries to reject the use of terrorism against other countries, cut off support and financing to terrorists and bring perpetrators of acts of terrorism to justice. Both sides also agreed to enhance cooperation in counter-terrorism and exchange of intelligence and information.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bahrain,Diplomacy,Terrorism
'Will be next Paan Singh Tomar': ITBP man after kin beaten
Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 25 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Police have filed a case against security guards at a tourist resort in Khandwa district where an ITBP trooper's family members were allegedly assaulted with beer bottles and stones. Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Sunday also assured the trooper, who threatened to become the next Paan Singh Tomar, of justice.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Ashes-saving ton right up there with WC win: Stokes
Leeds, Aug 25 (IANS) For England all-rounder Ben Stokes, his masterclass unbeaten 135 that helped his side win the third Ashes Test at Headingley on Sunday by one wicket to level the series 1-1 was right up there with his World Cup final heroics.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Asians need to de-colonise: Filipino lensperson Xyza Bacani
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) Celebrated Filipino documentary photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani, who has been travelling to several Asian cities to capture the lives of migrant domestic workers, says that Asians are quite influenced by the colonial culture, and to find their voice and reclaim their space, they need to de-colonise their minds.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bhutan,Art/Culture/Books
Mahindra takes on Imran's poor knowledge of history, geography
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Several politicians are known to make major gaffe when they, probably, get emotional or try extempore public speaking ignoring the speech prepared by their speechwriters.
2019-08-25
Category: International, India,Politics
It's a great birthday gift, says Sindhu's mother
Hyderabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Elated over P.V. Sindhu winning the World Championships crown on Sunday, her mother P. Vijaya said the ace shuttler always gave her birthday presents and this time she has given her and the nation a special gift.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Sports
PKL 7: Naveen Kumar stars as Delhi beat UP Yoddha 36-27
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Naveen Kumar was once again the star for home side Dabang Delhi as they beat UP Yoddha 36-27 in the second Pro Kabaddi League match on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
One killed, five injured in blast at TN's Kancheepuram
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) One person was killed and five others injured in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram district on Sunday when an unidentified object they found in a temple pond suddenly blew up, police said. Police, however, said the incident was not connected with the current alert in the state.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India finish with 12 medals in world para badminton
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) World No. 1 Pramod Bhagat made a strong comeback to defeat England's Daniel Bethell and clinch his third Worlds title in men's singles SL3 category at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships here on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Hoover shears Lions with second fastest KPL century
Mysuru, Aug 25 (IANS) Stallin Hoover dictated the narrative in a challenging chase at the SDNR Wadiyar stadium, bludgeoning an unbeaten century off just 44 balls in Belagavi Panthers second successive win in the Karnataka Premier League here on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Vijay to join English county side Somerset
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Out of favour India opener Murali Vijay on Sunday signed for English county side Somerset, the club said in a statement.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
People's participation on rise at Mountain Echoes: Kelly
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) Rise in audience participation at the four-day Mountain Echoes 2019, the festival of arts, literature and culture, which concluded at the Royal University of Bhutan, here on Sunday, was a positive change, said Kelly Dorji, one of the festival directors.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bhutan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Smith likely to play fourth Ashes Test
Leeds, Aug 25 (IANS) Australia's star batsman Steve Smith is hoping for a return for the fourth Ashes Test, after taking part in a light net session for the first time since suffering concussion.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Robin, Varsha take top honours in Mumbai Half Marathon
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Delhis Robin Singh thwarted hat-trick hunter Dnyaneshwar Morgha to win the Mumbai Half Marathon here on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Sensational Stokes helps England rise from the 'Ashes'
Leeds, Aug 25 (IANS) One-and-a-half-month after he guided England to their maiden World Cup victory, Ben Stokes played another knock of the highest quality to script an improbable one-wicket win against Australia and keep the Ashes alive, on Day 4 of the third Test at Headingley on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rahane inches closer to ton as India take lead against WI
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 25 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane inched closer to a hundred as India sat firmly on the driver's seat with a 362-run lead against the West Indies at lunch on Day 4 of the first Test here on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
BAI announces cash rewards for Sindhu, Sai Praneeth
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The BAI announced a cash reward of Rs 20 lakh for P.V. Sindhu following her historic win at the World Championships in Basel on Sunday where she etched her name in record books by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
2 held for bid to frame landlord in murder attempt case
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A 22-year-old man and his brother, 20, were arrested for attempting to frame their landlord in the Amar Colony area in a false attempt to murder case to avoid paying Rs 2.25 lakh rent.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Subroto Cup: Bengal teams dominate on Day 6
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) On Day 6 of Subroto Cup International football tournament, Ashokenagar Boys Secondary School, West Bengal, defeated Air Force School 5-0 riding braces by Tathagato Pal and Rajibul Islam and a solitary goal by Md. Jahedi Hasan in a Pool D fixture.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Sports fraternity hails world champion Sindhu
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu on Sunday made history by becoming the first Indian to win gold at the badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
India can help bridge digital divide: Prabhu
Biarritz (France), Aug 25 (IANS) India is likely to showcase the success of Digital India, one of the flagship programmes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the ongoing G7 Summit meet here.
2019-08-25
Category: International, France,Diplomacy
Sindhu credits new coach Kim for Worlds triumph
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu credited her new coach Kim Ji Hyun of South Korea for her triumph at the BWF World Championships here on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Sports
Bike falls off Delhi's Barapullah flyover, one killed
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A 36-year-old man died and his cousin sustained serious injuries when they fell from the Barapullah flyover in southeast Delhi while riding a two-wheeler on Saturday evening, the police said on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: Sensational Stokes leads England to thrilling win in third Ashes Test
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2019-08-25
Category: International, India,Sports
EC announce bypolls in 4 assembly seats in four states
New Delhi/Agartala, Aug 25 (IANS) By-elections to four assembly constituencies in Tripura, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh will be held on September 23, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
History maker Sindhu dominates Worlds like no other
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu did not break down, but she had tears in her eyes when the national anthem was being played at St. Jakobshalle in Basel on Sunday. Moments after becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, a feat taller than her 5'10" frame, she could have let herself go. But she did not.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Sports
Proclaimed offender arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Rajiv, a 33-year-old proclaimed offender, was arrested in a robbery case registered at the Sarita Vihar Police Station in 2011 from outer Delhi's Sultanpuri area, the police said on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition, press faced draconian, brute force in J&K: Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said Opposition leaders and the press had got a taste of the current "draconian administration" in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SRK, Taapsee congratulate world champion Sindhu
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) After ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, members of the Indian film fraternity, including Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Taapsee Pannu and Karan Johar, took to social media to congratulate the ace shuttler.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
I was prepared for everything: Sindhu
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) Newly crowned world champion P.V. Sindhu said on Sunday that she treated the final just like her semifinal or quarterfinal contests and that she was "prepared for everything."
2019-08-25
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Sports
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is missing husband Anand
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Due to work commitments, actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and her husband Anand Ahuja spend a lot of time apart from each other. But they both know very well how to keep their love going strong across the long distance.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab Congress slams Swamy for call to halt Kartarpur corridor
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Eight Punjab Congress legislators, comprising two cabinet ministers, on Sunday hit out at BJP MP Subramanian Swamy over his remarks that the work on the Kartarpur corridor should be stopped in the interest of the nation.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Telangana CM congratulates Sindhu
Hyderabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao congratulated badminton star P. V. Sindhu on winning World Badminton Championships on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Sports
85 schemes with set time-frame launched in J&K
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday launched 85 people-oriented development schemes, like PM-KISAN, PM-KISAN-Pension, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and Stand-Up India, in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Taarak Mehta Ka...' actress expecting her first child
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Actress Priya Ahuja Rajda, who is known for her role of 'Rita reporter' in popular sitcom "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah", is expecting her first child with husband Malav Rajda.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Separate flag, constitution key to solution, NSCN-IM to PM
Guwahati, Aug 25 (IANS) An honourable solution to the Naga issue is possible only when the issues like a separate flag and constitution are agreed upon, the NSCN-IM leadership has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a statement said.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Agra boy becomes youngest Sr national karting champion
Agra/Bengaluru, Aug 25 (IANS) Fifteen-year old Shahan Ali Mohsin of Taj city Agra has become the youngest racer to win the senior category of JK Tyre National Karting Championship.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Sports
Our generation over consuming resources: Kangana
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut who recently made headlines after making a public appearance wearing a plain cotton sari says a generation that is "over consuming resources" is noticing her Rs 600 sari.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Raima Sen begins shooting for 'Love. Sleep. Repeat'
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Actress Raima Sen has started shooting for the new web show "Love. Sleep. Repeat"
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Andhra CM hails world champion Sindhu
Hyderabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday congratulated ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu for creating history by winning gold at the World Championship in Basel, Switzerland.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
More sensitivity in rape cases, says cop who cracked Nirbhaya case
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Gender sensitivity in dealing with rape cases has increased but constant attention and monitoring is needed to ensure due process of law is followed, said Chhaya Sharma, who is better known as the Delhi Police officer who cracked the December 2012 Nirbhaya rape case.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sindhu makes India proud again: PM Modi
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu after she became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
Jaitley's last rites held with full state honours (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The mortal remains of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, one of the veterans of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), were given the last rites with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat here on Sunday amid heavy rain, a day after he passed away.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sports Minister Rijiju hails world champion Sindhu
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday hailed badminton star P.V. Sindhu for becoming the first Indian to win gold at the BWF World Championships. In what turned out to be a one-sided final, Sindhu crushed former world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
Happy birthday mom, Sindhu says after historic win
Basel, Aug 25 (IANS) Moments after becoming the first Indian shuttler to win the World Championships, shuttler P.V. Sindhu dedicated the historic triumph to her mother, who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, and the country.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Sports
What puts people with diabetes at increased cancer risk
New York, Aug 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that DNA sustains more damage and gets fixed less often when blood sugar levels are high compared to when blood sugar is at a normal, healthy level, thereby increasing one's cancer risk.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Ashes: Bairstow, Stokes keep England's hopes alive at lunch
Leeds, Aug 25 (IANS) Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes kept England's Ashes hopes alive as they mixed caution with aggression to help the hosts reach 238/4 at Lunch on Day 4, still needing 121 runs for a miraculous victory in third Test at Headingley on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Daughter, son-in-law held for Kolkata woman's murder
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) The police have arrested daughter and son-in-law of a woman, whose body with throat slit was found dumped in a Kolkata bylane on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sindhu becomes first Indian to win World Championships
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) Ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in a one-sided final.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Sports
Sindhu creates history, wins World Championships
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) Ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in the final.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Sports
New measures to help economy grow in coming months: CII
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) With Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman having announced measures to boost demand and improve liquidity, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said on Sunday that economic growth would climb in the coming months.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: P.V. Sindhu breaks jinx, crowned World Champion
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2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
As deity's 'only friend', Nirmohi Akhara lays claims on site
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Nirmohi Akhara, one of the Hindu parties contesting the Ayodhya title dispute and claiming to be "only friend" of the deity at the makeshift Ram temple, has told the Supreme Court that it should be given the possession of the disputed site.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Dalai Lama mourns Jaitley's demise
Dharamsala, Aug 25 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday condoled the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Questions crop up over washed away Agra saplings
Agra, Aug 25 (IANS) Planting of thousands of saplings on the Yamuna river bed and their washing away in the recent flooding of the river have raised hundreds of unanswered questions, here in the city of Taj Mahal.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Worlds title a dream come true: Manasi Joshi
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) It was a dream come true moment for Indias para badminton star Manasi Joshi when she clinched her first World Championships crown, overcoming experienced compatriot Parul Parmer in the womens singles SL3 final here on Saturday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
India must issue stamp to honour Sheikh Zayed (Commentary)
In addition to the historically deep and diverse relations between India and the UAE, in recent years the two countries have seen a sharp upswing in bilateral ties. The two countries are developing an increasingly unprecedented comprehensive strategic relationship, plus an entirely new game on the economic front.
2019-08-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Angelina Jolie feels fighting for beliefs sign of strength
Anaheim, Aug 25 (IANS) Hollywood star Angelina Jolie feels it is very important to fight for ones beliefs, and says it makes one stronger.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shawn Mendes apologises over racist remarks
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Singer Shawn Mendes has made a public apology for passing "racially insensitive comments" in the past.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fortify banks along Pak border to stop floods: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked the Water Resources Department to work out a joint action plan to strengthen the embankment along the Indo-Pak border to avert the flooding of nearby villages.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Army chief visits Eastern Command headquarters
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat took stock of the operational readiness of the Eastern Command during a two-day visit to its headquarters here, that ended on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Arun Jaitley cremated with full state honours
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The mortal remains of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, one of the veterans of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), were given the last rites with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat here on Sunday amid heavy rain, a day after he passed away.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Islamic countries ignoring Kashmir due to selfish interests: Pak
Lahore, Aug 25 (IANS) Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that Pakistan was effectively highlighting the Kashmir issue at internationally, but it was unfortunate that some Islamic countries due to their selfish interests were ignoring its efforts.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Awkwafina to star in animated film 'Raya and the Last Dragon'
Anaheim, Aug 25 (IANS) Actress Awkwafina is all set to reunite with "Crazy Rich Asians" co-writer Adele Lim to bring to life an animated film "Raya and the Last Dragon".
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Andhra official quits TTD panel over parallel probe
Tirupati, Aug 25 (IANS) Unhappy over a parallel inquiry ordered into the alleged misappropriation of Rs 4 crore at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam's Sri Venkateswara temple in New Delhi, Andhra Pradesh Resident Commissioner Praveen Prakash has resigned as Chairman of the TTD Local Advisory Committee (LAC).
2019-08-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Imran govt bans new jobs, purchase of vehicles
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Imran Khan government has banned creation of new posts, purchase of all vehicles, rationalised utilities spending, provision of one newspaper and decided to keep other expenditures at the bare minimum under its austerity drive for the current fiscal year, said media reports.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Xiaomi's Manu Jain tweets about meeting ByteDance CEO
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Xiaomi's India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain on Sunday tweeted about meeting Zhang Yiming, Founder and CEO of ByteDance which owns the popular short video-sharing platform TikTok, triggering talks of the app coming pre-installed with Xiaomi phones.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Markets should see strong upward movement - after a while (Column: Market Watch)
What a dramatic week just went by. It shook the market and then on Friday evening we had the Finance Minister soothing the nerves with balm. The true test would be the week ahead when one sees the response of her announcement from FPI's for whom it was primarily meant. The announcements are not yet over with more to follow in the week ahead and the subsequent week. It appears the housing sector would be a key beneficiary of announcements in the coming week.
2019-08-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
SP likely to ally with Rajbhar's SBSP in UP
Lucknow, Aug 25 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) is likely to enter into an alliance with the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) for the upcoming by-elections to 13 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Security tighted on railway installations in Balochistan
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Security has been tightened around railway stations and rail tracks in Pakistan's Balochistan province following threats by some Baloch organisations, Jang newspaper reported.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Tokyo to set new standards for Paralympics: IPC dy head
Tokyo, Aug 25 (IANS) International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Vice President Duane Kale said on Sunday that Tokyo would set new standards for the games when the Japanese capital hosts the next Paralympics in 2020.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Separatist leader Geelani asks J&K people to resist
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) Accusing the Centre of forcing "demographic change" and "settler colonies" in Kashmir in "violation of all international laws" and UN resolutions, All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairperson Syed Ali Geelani has urged Jammu and Kashmir's people to "resist at this critical juncture".
2019-08-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood join 'Frozen' world
Anaheim, Aug 25 (IANS) Actors Sterling K. Brown and Evan Rachel Wood have joined the cast of the highly anticipated "Frozen 2".
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UP to get first toilet for transgenders
Varanasi, Aug 25 (IANS) The first toilet for transgenders in Uttar Pradesh will be opened in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Russia offers India semi-cryogenic engine technology
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) India and Russia are discussing a wide range of cooperation in the space sector with the latter's offer of its semi-cryogenic engine technology and critical components for India's human space capsule, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)Chairman K. Sivan said on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diplomacy,Science/Tech,Technology
G7: Macron tasked with leading Iran n-deal talks
Biarritz (France), Aug 25 (IANS) As the G7 Summit officially began on Sunday with all leaders at a round table discussion, it was revealed that French President Emmanuel Macron has been tasked with leading talks with Iran over its nuclear deal.
2019-08-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Salman becomes station master for 'Bigg Boss 13' first promo
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) The first promo of the 13th season of the controversial reality TV show "Bigg Boss" is out, and it's host Salman Khan promises a "twisted" season this time.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jaitley cremated with full state honours
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Former Finance minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley was cremated with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat here on Sunday. His son Rohan performed the last rites.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Japan condoles Jaitley's death
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Japanese envoy to India Hiramatsu on Sunday expressed his deepest condolences on the death of former Finance minister Arun Jaitley, saying the people of Japan would remember his contribution to furthering bilateral ties.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi to soon implement Swaminathan recommendations
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A proposal to implement the recommendations by the M.S. Swaminathan Committee report on farmers will soon be placed before the Delhi cabinet, Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai said.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Restless leg syndrome nearly triples suicide risk: Study
New York, Aug 25 (IANS) People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) may be at significantly higher risk of suicide and self-harm, warns a new study.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey join voice cast of Pixar's 'Soul'
Anaheim (US), Aug 25 (IANS) Actors Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey will be leading the voice cast of Pixar studios upcoming computer-animated film "Soul".
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh mark 'Genocide Day'
Dhaka, Aug 25 (IANS) Thousands of Rohingya refugees held a protest rally on Sunday in Bangladesh, marking "Genocide Day" on the second anniversary of a Myanmar military offensive that forced nearly 738,000 members of the Muslim minority community to flee to the neighbouring nation.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Give players more consistent opportunities: Ganguly to Kohli
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli must give his players more consistent opportunities, said former skipper Sourav Ganguly. India's playing XIs under Kohli has often faced scrutiny, especially in Test format and the latest was when ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was left out of the squad for the ongoing first Test against the West Indies.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Separatist leader Geelani asks J&K people to resist
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) Accusing the Centre of forcing "demographic change" and "settler colonies" in Kashmir in "violation of all international laws" and UN resolutions, All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairperson Syed Ali Geelani has urged Jammu and Kashmir's people to "resist at this critical juncture".
2019-08-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Mahesh Bhatt ignited in us the fire to work: Pooja Bhatt
Bengaluru, Aug 25 (IANS) Having wrapped up the Mysore schedule of "Sadak 2" this week, actress Pooja Bhatt has penned an Instagram post, praising her father and director Mahesh Bhatt for igniting a "fire" in her team.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz
Visit picturesque Northeast: Modi in Mann ki Baat
Agartala, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked people to visit places with natural beauty and wildlife such as northeastern India and Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Tripura,National
PM calls for 'revolution' against single-use plastic
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged Indians to launch "a new revolution" to banish single-use plastic so that environment is protected.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
G7: UK losing anchor round its ankle, says Trump
Biarritz (France), Aug 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday promised a "very big trade deal" with the UK, saying its departure from the European Union (EU) will be like losing "an anchor round the ankle".
2019-08-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Centre responsive to slowdown, but more steps needed: Report
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) With the government announcing a slew of measures to boost the economy, a JM Financial report has suggested that although the government has been responsive to the issues of industry, the steps may not be sufficient and more measures might be needed to give a fresh start to the lending cycle of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ex-Andhra Speaker booked for diverting furniture
Amaravati, Aug 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police have booked former Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao and his son for allegedly diverting furniture belonging to the Assembly to unauthorised places.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
New method to track pollution from cooking
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that black carbon is a good tracer to separate cooking organic aerosol from traffic-related pollution, paving the way for a new method to track pollution from cooking.
2019-08-25
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Yogi govt to cancel arms licences of mafia, criminals
Lucknow, Aug 25 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to cancel the arms licenses of mafia and criminal-turned-politicians and is preparing a list of such names.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Evelyn Sharma in awe of 'Bahubali' superstar Prabhas
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Actress Evelyn Sharma said she is a huge fan of "Bahabali" and that she got too excited when she was offered a role in Prabhas-starrer "Saaho".
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russia to supply critical components to India's Gaganyaan
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) India is likely to discuss with Russia on supply of critical components for its human space capsule that would carry Indian cosmonauts to the space.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Modi conferred with top Bahraini award
Manama, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance by Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa in recognition of New Delhi's strong friendship with the Gulf nation and his efforts to strengthen bilateral ties.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bahrain,Politics
'Disturbed' over J&K curbs, IAS officer quits
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 (IANS) A 33-year-old Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Kannan Gopinathan, lauded for his work during the 2018 Kerala floods, has quit the coveted government job stating he was "disturbed" over the curbs in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Trump wants curbs on blocking Twitter users reconsidered
San Francisco, Aug 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is challenging a Federal appeals court ruling which held that the law did not permit him to block users on Twitter, media reports said.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
It's 'chocolate handi' for Aamir Khan, son on Janmashtami
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) While everyone was breaking 'dahi handi' on Janmashtami, superstar Aamir Khan chose to add different and fun elements to the traditional festive event. Instead of a pot filled with dahi, he set up a chocolate handi at his house for his little son Azad.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion
Good pitches will help revive Test cricket: Tendulkar
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Batting great Sachin Tendulkar said that Test cricket will be helped a lot by competitive pitches like the ones that have been on offer at the Ashes, thus far. Tendulkar said that despite the introduction of the World Test Championship, the cricket on offer has to be interesting to keep the fans engaged.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Too few, Delhi's fire bikes do little in crisis
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The motorcycle-borne fire-fighters, who were meant to be the first respondents in emergencies in the congested and narrow lanes of Delhi, are struggling to be effective.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Remote translator helped while talking with Grylls: PM
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that remote translator used during the Man vs Wild episode with Bear Grylls facilitated the conversation between the two men who spoke in different languages.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley's funeral procession leaves BJP headquarters
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A large crowd gathered outside the BJP headquarters here on Sunday for a last glimpse of former Finance minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley as his body was taken to Nigambodh Ghat for cremation. The cremation will take place at 2.30 p.m.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BSNL landline turns lifeline for communication-starved Kashmiris
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) BSNL landline phones have become a lifeline for the people of Kashmir since all cellular phones were snapped across Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Trump slams media for G7 friction, recession reports
Biarritz (France), Aug 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized the American media for reporting about divisions and complicated ties between the countries participating in the ongoing G7 summit, apart from talking about the economic slowdown and the risk of recession.
2019-08-25
Category: International, France,Politics
India needs single corporate tax rate of 25%: KPMG
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Indian government should move towards a simple tax structure with a single corporate tax rate of 25 per cent, without any surcharge or cess above it, global advisory KPMG has said in a report.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Breaking Bad' movie to release in October
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Popular crime drama television series "Breaking Bad" is all set to turn into a movie, which will be streamed on Netflix on October 11.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trinamool leader shot dead in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in West Bengal's Paschim Burdwan district, police said on Sunday. Deceased family have identified the alleged killers.
2019-08-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM completes Bahrain visit, leaves for France
Manama, Aug 25 (IANS) Ending his first ever visit to the Gulf nation Bahrain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday embarked on a visit to France to take part in the G7 Summit.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bahrain,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Indian mission in Dubai repatriates 100 distressed sailors
Dubai, Aug 25 (IANS) A total of 100 distress sailors were repatriated to India in the last six months, the Consulate General of India in Dubai has revealed.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Lightning injures 6 spectators at PGA Tour Championship
Atlanta, Aug 25 (IANS) The third round play at the season finale of the PGA Tour Championship was suspended after six people were injured as lightning struck trees at the event.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
RBI Board meet on Monday to mull over Jalan panel report
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) The RBI Board meeting on Monday to finalise its annual accounts, is also likely to take up the Bimal Jalan panel's recommendations on Economic Capital Framework (ECF) along with the dividend payment to the government, sources said.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Indian expats celebrate Janmashtami in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Aug 25 (IANS) Thousands of Indian expatriates marked Janmashtami, the annual Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, with various events across Abu Dhabi, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Woman murdered, dumped in Kolkata bylane
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) A woman in her late forties was found brutally murdered with her throat slit and her body dumped in a Kolkata bylane early on Sunday, police said.
2019-08-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soyuz carrying humanoid robot aborts docking at ISS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) The unmanned Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) will make a second docking attempt on Monday after the first attempt was aborted on Saturday, NASA said.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
My failures made me who I am today: Hrithik Roshan
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan made a blockbuster Bollywood debut 19 years ago with "Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai", and since then he has been featured in several films that ran the gamut of genres from love story to patriotism. His movies like "Fiza", "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham", "Koi Mil Gaya", "Dhoom 2" and "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" turned out to be hits though he failed to impress with a string of projects such as "Yaadien", "Na Tum Jaano Na Hum", "Lakshaya", "Kites" and "Mohenjo Daro". Time and again, however, Hrithik has tried to prove his versatility as an artiste and, according to him, it was "failure" which helped him scale greater heights.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Parenthood made Peter Andre grow up
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre says he "grew up almost overnight" when he first became a father to his son Junior with his first wife Katie Price.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kavita Seth likes to revive old literature
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Singer Kavita Seth has been vocal about her love for Sufi music and ancient poems. She will soon unveil an album of eight songs which are based on the works of Amrita Pritam, known for poems like "Ajj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu" and "Main Tenu Phir Milangi".
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Filipino visual artiste slams OFWs' remittance system
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) Xyza Cruz Bacani, a celebrated Filipino documentary photographer and visual artiste, has questioned the Philippines government and its economic system that relies on remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bhutan,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Revived monsoon spells doom for Punjab's flood situation
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed concern over the Southwest monsoon getting reactivated in the region that may impact relief and rescue works and aggravate flood situation in the state.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Medicines in stock for 15-20 days in J&K: Administration
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday announced that all 376 notified as well as 62 essential or life saving medicines are available in stock in the Union Territory for 15-20 days.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Song therapy: Sound of music, vision of stars
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Alia Bhatt is currently rocking the internet and the music channels with her scorching appearance in the music video of the single titled "Prada". The peppy number is sung by The Doorbeen, of "Lamberghini" fame, with newcomer Shreya Sharma.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mobile phones find new routes inside Delhi's Tihar Jail
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) In a bizarre recovery, a mobile phone has been found from the stomach of a prisoner lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhoni in Jaipur, sporting new look
Jaipur, Aug 25 (IANS) Even when he is not on field, former India skipper M.S. Dhoni manages to be in news be it with his commercial commitments or for his looks.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Social media creates bio-envy: Richa Chadha
Thimphu Aug 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Richa Chadha who, along with the "Udta Punjab" director Abhishek Chaubey, attended the Mountain Echoes 2019 here, says strategic posts on social media by celebrities create a lot of "bio-envy".
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bhutan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
The blockbuster bride at LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Designers Arpita Mehta and Anushree Reddy launched their latest collection themed on "Blockbuster Bride" with actress Ananya Panday turning showstopper for both of them.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
NASA astronaut says she did not hack her spouse's data
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) NASA astronaut Anne McClain has refuted allegations made by her estranged spouse that she accessed her emails and personal/bank details from a computer located at the International Space Station (ISS).
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Jaitley's mortal remains reach BJP headquarters
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The mortal remains of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday reached the BJP headquarters from his residence in Kailash Colony here for people to pay their tributes.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
First Day First Show At Home! (Column: B-Town)
Among a lot of things announced by Mukesh Ambani at the 42nd AGM of Reliance Industries, one particular announcement raises eyebrows!
2019-08-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Juventus open Serie A title defense with 1-0 win vs Parma
Rome, Aug 25 (IANS) Captain Giorgio Chiellini scored early as Juventus beat Parma 1-0 to kick off its bid for a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title in the Italian Serie A opener.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Bayern has talent to fill big boots of Robben & Ribery: Muller
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Aug 25 (IANS) Attacking Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller feels the reigning Bundesliga champions have a great squad this season with many high-quality players and will aim to reach the finals of the Champions League.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
29 arrested in HK after protests, clashes
Hong Kong, Aug 25 (IANS) At least 29 people have been arrested for participating in a pro-democracy protest march in Hong Kong which led to violent clashes between police and the demonstrators, authorities said on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Students give Goa B-school lessons in sustainability
Panaji, Aug 25 (IANS) With water crisis having become an annual phenomenon in Goa, the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) plans to install a chain of recharge wells on its 50-acre campus located atop a rocky plateau in Sanquelim village in North Goa.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Pak to open Kartarpur Corridor irrespective of India ties
Lahore, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistan's doors were open to Indian Sikh pilgrims visiting Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, irrespective of Islamabad's ties with New Delhi, said Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Apple, Samsung sued over handset RF emissions
San Francisco, Aug 25 (IANS) Tech giants Apple and Samsung have been sued in the US over harmful radio frequency (RF) exposure their smartphones may be emitting.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Age is just a number: Vintage MiGs, old vehicles still ply in India
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Lack of regulations along with tight budgets and wide range of choices have both commoners and the government in a fix over replacement of vintage equipment ranging from more than 50-year-old MiG-21 fighter planes to humble passenger cars.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jaitley's mortal remains moved to BJP headquarters
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The mortal remains of former Finance minister Arun Jaitley were on Sunday morning moved from his residence in Kailash Colony here to the BJP headquarters for people to pay their tributes.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IAF taps all sources for new fighters
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is hoping that its fresh attempt to procure 114 fighter jets will be a speedier hunt than the process that led to the procurement of French Rafale which took more than 10 years.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bolsonaro tries to ease worries about Amazon fires
Brasilia, Aug 25 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said that the Amazon rainforest now "is not burning as people say", in a bid to ease global concerns over the massive wildfires that were devastating the world's largest tropical rainforest..
2019-08-25
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Pak Senate Chairman cancels UAE trip over Modi's visit
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistan Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has decided to cancel his pre-scheduled trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis recent trip to the Gulf nation, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Imports, indigenous production of fighters will boost IAF strength
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Air Force veterans are of the opinion that there should be more lines of production apart from incentivisation of the private sector in order to bridge the shortfall that the country is facing in numbers of its fighter fleet.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sharif disqualified for concealing assets: SC
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court has said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for not declaring assets and submitting a fake testimony, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Ind vs WI: After scoring 38 runs, Rahul disappointed
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 25 (IANS) India opener K.L. Rahul is disappointed with his performance as he managed only 38 runs in the second innings against West Indies but said will show patience and improve his game.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
It's time social media authenticated its users (Comment)
On August 20, the Supreme Court of India sought the response of the Centre and social media companies to respond on Facebooks plea to shift cases related to linking social media accounts with Aadhaar from various courts across the country to it. In all likelihood, the apex court will hear a matter that affects the very fabric of democracy of this country. This is a good step as finally the judiciary will address an issue that is becoming difficult for the executive to handle.
2019-08-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
7 UP Medical students suspended over ragging
Etawah, Aug 25 (IANS) After widespread criticism over the past week, the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences (UPUMS) in Saifai, Etawah has suspended seven students of the 2018 MBBS batch for three months for ragging junior students and making them tonsure their heads.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Tejas still to match modern fighters
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A more potent version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) matching current generation of fighters is not expected to be available to the Indian Air Force before 2025.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
UP 'Jal Satyagrahis' pay tributes to boat accident victims
Bijnore, Aug 25 (IANS) Residents of 25 villages along the river Ganga who are on a 'Jal Satyagarh' since the past five days demanding a temporary bridge over the river and an embankment along it, on Saturday paid tributes to the victims of a boat accident that took place on August 24, last year.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Liverpool top Arsenal in Premier League
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Liverpool has registered a 3-1 win over Arsenal that might make the Gunners realise they're not yet ready to fight it out with the big guys.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chidambaram's arrest: A TV extravaganza (Comment)
Bollywood stunt artistes would end up with fractured bones if they tried to imitate CBIs field staff scaling the high walls of former Home Minister, P. Chidambarams Jor Bagh bungalow with orders to arrest him. The swoop, in full glare of the media, would have unnerved the "D" company, or El Chapos but they would have dug tunnels in the loo, predictable means of escape. A sophisticated mind like Chidambarams, cool and calculating, contrived cunning passages to the Congress office for a press conference that evening.
2019-08-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Bhim Army warns of movement if leaders not freed
Bareilly, Aug 25 (IANS) The Bhim Army has threatened a mass movement against the Narendra Modi government if their top leaders, Chandra Shekhar and Vinay Ratan, were not released immediately.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Accidents cause worry for IAF's dwindling numbers
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) If depleting numbers in the fighter fleet of Indian Air Force (IAF) are a cause of concern, lack of procurement and delay in indigenous production are not the only reasons. India regularly loses aircraft in accidents and over the past five years, nearly one squadron has been lost to crashes.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
5 journalists booked under Gangsters Act
Noida, Aug 25 (IANS) Five men, who identified themselves as journalists, have been booked under the Gangsters Act for allegedly putting pressure on police personnel and using their media outfits for personal gains.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 students suspended for making juniors go bald
Etawah, Aug 25 (IANS) Succumbing to pressure, the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences (UPUMS) in Sefai, Etawah has now suspended seven students of the 2018 MBBS batch for three months for ragging the junior students and making them tonsure their heads.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Kohli, Rahane put India in driving seat against Windies
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 25 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane's unbeaten half-centuries put India in the driving seat against West Indies as the visitors were 185/3 at stumps on Day 3 taking a massive 260-run lead.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Abraham leads Chelsea to first win under Lampard
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Chelsea has defeated Norwich City 3-2 on the strength of a brace by Tammy Abraham, earning its first win of the season in the Premier League third match-day.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Barca, Betis in need of 1st victory of season
Barcelona, Aug 25 (IANS) Barcelona will host Real Betis on Sunday with both teams in need of a victory having fallen short in their respective opening La Liga games.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Foreigners return home with 'mudra and meditation'
Jaipur, Aug 25 (IANS) Foreign tourists visiting the Rajasthan capital are not just city hopping but have a definite purpose of late -- they are coming to learn yoga and taking it to their native shores.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
S.Korean Navy launches defence drills
Seoul, Aug 25 (IANS) The South Korean armed forces launched a two-day military exercise to defend the easternmost islets of Dokdo on Sunday, in a show of its staunch defence stance against Japan's claim over the cluster of rocks in the East Sea.
2019-08-25
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Indo-Bangladesh rail project work at snail's pace
Agartala, Aug 25 (IANS) Works on a 12.23 km India-Bangladesh new railway line are moving at a snail's place in both the countries, around a decade after Rs 972 crore project was finalised.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Samsung Galaxy Note10+: Bring productivity to your palm
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The premium smartphone segment in India is estimated to be between Rs 15,000-Rs 20,000 crore. In this segment, the industry is growing at 9-10 per cent (year-on-year) and Samsung, which is growing over 20 per cent in this premium space, has another reason to cheer: Galaxy Note10 and Note10+.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Intel agencies need strengthening (Column: Spy's Eye)
It is a matter of deep satisfaction for the people of India that our Intelligence agencies moulded in a non-political work ethos and practising the dictum of 'working with urgency even when there was no emergency' enabled the first Modi regime to successfully deal with the threats to national security -- particularly in Kashmir where they helped the security forces to pursue Intelligence-based operations that guaranteed minimal collateral damage in counter-terror work. Terrorists would always have a lead in springing up surprises -- it has to be appreciated, therefore, that the agencies using both human and technical means have produced information to preempt them in most cases.
2019-08-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Mumbai to witness slice of history in British-era bunker
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) A slice of history in the form of a British-era underground bunker, discovered in the sprawling Maharashtra Raj Bhavan premises three years ago, shall soon be thrown open for public viewing around Diwali.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Bihar seeks Rs 2,700 cr as compensation for flood damages
Patna, Aug 25 (IANS) The Bihar government has urged the Centre to provide Rs 2,700 crore as compensation against the damages caused by the last month's floods in 13 districts of the state, officials said.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
N.Korea says it tested new multiple rocket launcher
Pyongyang/Seoul, Aug 25 (IANS) North Korea on Sunday said that it successfully tested a "new" super-large multiple rocket launch system the previous day under the guidance of leader Kim Jong-un.
2019-08-25
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Why Netflix, Amazon Prime need to create desi shows in India
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Indian entertainment scene is witnessing a seismic change with 30 over-the-top (OTT) platforms vying for space as players look to differentiate themselves, says a new report, adding that players like Netflix and Amazon Prime now need to create more desi content to bring more users to their platforms.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Growth steps, oil prices set to boost equities (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Indian equities along with the rupee which have lately faced headwinds of massive foreign fund outflows along with disappointing quarterly earning results will get a boost via Central government's policy measures to prop up growth along with falling crude oil prices, experts said.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Emma Stone goes punk rock for 'Cruella'
Anaheim (California), Aug 25 (IANS) Actress Emma Stone will be bringing the story of one of Disney's greatest villains, Cruella de Vil, on the big screen with "Cruella", and she says it comes with a fresh approach and is very "punk rock".
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tom Holland addresses Marvel's 'Spider-Man' split
Anaheim (US), Aug 25 (IANS) Actor Tom Holland has finally addressed the controversial decision to remove Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe following a tussle between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Carrie Fisher is heart of 'Rise of Skywalker': J.J. Abrams
Anaheim (US), Aug 25 (IANS) The upcoming "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will honour the legacy of Carrie Fisher. Director J.J. Abrams says the late actress will appear as Princess Leia for the last time in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker".
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US must compromise to get UK trade deal, says Johnson
Biarritz (France), Aug 25 (IANS) The US must lift restrictions on UK businesses if it wants a trade deal with the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
2019-08-25
Category: International, France,Diplomacy
Marquez secures pole position for British MotoGP
Silverstone (England), Aug 25 (IANS) Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) has secured pole position for Sunday's British motorcycle Grand Prix, posting a new Silverstone lap record in the process.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Black's the way: Designer Kunal Rawal's latest collection
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Designer Kunal Rawal, a known name in the male fashion industry, launched his latest collection "Confluence" at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kit Harington enters Marvel Universe with 'The Eternals'
Anaheim (US), Aug 25 (IANS) Actor Kit Harington will be joining his "Game of Thrones" co-star Richard Madden in star-studded superhero film "The Eternals".
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shabana Azmi roots for handloom revival
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has said she is a huge admirer of handloom work, adding that we should support the handloom industry so that we can save the dying art.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Black Panther' sequel to come out in 2022
Anaheim (US), Aug 25 (IANS) Superhero Black Panther will be back for more adventure as Marvel Studios has officially announced a sequel of the blockbuster movie.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
When Mughalsarai came to Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Opening the day with some of the hit tunes of Kishore Kumar, the designers of label Jajaabor on Saturday recreated the hustle bustle of the old Mughalsarai junction, now known as the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction, at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Root leads England resistance, trail Aus by 203 (Roundup)
Leeds, Aug 25 (IANS) Joe Root, Joe Denly and Ben Stokes ground it out to give England a glimmer of hope on Day 3. With a target of 359 being set for them to chase by Australia, England were in a spot of bother at 15/2 towards the end of the second session.
2019-08-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India extend lead to 173, Windies keep them in check
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 25 (IANS) India extended their lead to 173 but the West Indies stayed well in the game with three wickets in the second session of Day 3 of the first Test in Antigua.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Lost good friend Arun, am filled with deep sorrow: PM
Manama, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid an emotional tribute to former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, describing him as a dear friend with whom he had traversed the long journey from their student days together and later in political life.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bahrain,National,Politics
High on Bollywood quotient: LFW 2019 Day 4
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Bollywood stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Disha Patani and Ananya Panday on Saturday walked the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Man shot dead in front of 6-yr-old son in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A 45-year-old businessman was shot dead in front of his minor son by two unidentified bike-borne miscreants in south Delhi, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmiri woman shares J&K's ordeal with Rahul on flight
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi was on Saturday taken aback when a Kashmiri woman started narrating her ordeal to him and other Opposition leaders onboard the flight they were travelling back to Delhi from Srinagar, after denied entry to the city.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bumrah shuts trolls after fans question Insta post
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 24 (IANS) Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah shared a picture on his social media handles of him and captain Virat Kohli enjoying a day out at Jolly beach ahead of the start of first Test against the West Indies in Antigua. All members of the team, including Kohli himself, had posted pictures from the day out they had at the beach before the grind of long form cricket started.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Ladakh Buddhist outfit seeks protection in Kargil
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking protection of Buddhist community in Kargil in the wake of opposition to the formation of new Union Territory of Ladakh.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley fought illness with indomitable spirit: Sonia
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that he attracted friends across the political spectrum and fought the cruel illness with indomitable spirit till the end.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM to Indians in Bahrain: will achieve $5 tn economy goal
Manama, Aug 24 (IANS) Prime MInister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the Indian community in Bahrain to motivate the Bahraini people to visit India to witness its rich cultural heritage, stressing that India has decided to achieve the target of becoming $5 trillion economy in the next five years.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Bahrain,International
Man who wanted to take revenge from police held
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A 38-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping three minor girls in the national capital. Police said that the accused, who works for an NGO, in order to take revenge from two police officers of Kalandi Kunj police station, tried to implicate them in a false case.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tiff over French tech tax may climax at G7
Paris, Aug 24 (IANS) Hours before the United States President Donald Trump landed in Biarritz, the buzz was that the weekend would see the outbreak of a new trade war unleashed by Trump. This time with France and indeed the entire European Union.
2019-08-24
Category: International, France,Diplomacy
Arun Jaitley passes away; condolences pour in (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 66.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt engineer charged with working for 3 depts
Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) An FIR has been registered in Kishanganj police station in Bihar against a government engineer for simultaneously working and drawing salaries from three departments for the last 30 years.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IAS officer, hailed for Kerala flood works, quits
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A young IAS officer, lauded for his work during the 2018 Kerala floods, has put in his papers, more than a month after he was served a memorandum by the Union Home Ministry accusing him of indulging in acts of omission and commission, insubordination and dereliction of duty among other things.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi in Bahrain, 3 MoUs signed
Manama, Aug 24 (IANS) India and Bahrain on Saturday expressed their commitment to give a fillip to the entire spectrum of bilateral relations during talks between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Bahrain,Diplomacy,Politics
I try to behave like a normal teenager: Ananya Pandey
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Ananya Pandey who debuted in Bollywood with producer Karan Johar's "Student of the Year 2" says that even though her life has changed after the movie, she tries to "behave like a normal teenager".
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India lead by 89 runs with 10 wickets in hand at Lunch
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 24 (IANS) India ensured that they remain firmly in control of their first Test against West Indies by taking an 89-run lead in the first session of Day 3. After dismissing West Indies for 222, KL Rahul (6) and Mayank Agarwal (8) played out seven overs and put up 14 runs on the board before umpires called for Lunch.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Ashes: Root, Denly steady England's second innings
Leeds, Aug 24 (IANS) England captain Joe Root and Joe Denly have ensured that their team does nont do a repeat of their first innings collapse. Both were on a 75-run stand for the third wicket on Day 3 of the third Ashes Test at Headingley. England are 90/2 at Tea, trailing Australia by 269 runs with eight wickets in hand.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
100 plus consultations held on RCEP in 6 years
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The central government has held over 100 consultations with stakeholders on the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), in the last six years.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Neymar out of action until his future is resolved: Tuchel
Paris, Aug 24 (IANS) Neymar will not play with Paris Saint Germain until his future is resolved, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Shell firm paid Chidambaram's travel bills: ED
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to tighten the noose around former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX media case following the revelation by chartered accountant Bhaskar Raman that a shell company, also owned by Karti Chidambaram, paid for his travel and other expenses.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India take 75-run lead, West Indies all out for 222
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 24 (IANS) India on Saturday dismissed West Indies at 222. The home skipper Jason Holder and Miguel Cummins provided resistance to the Indians for much of the first session. India have thus taken a lead of 75 runs on Day 3 of the first Test in Antigua.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Modi arrives in Bahrain, received by Prince Khalifa
Manama, Aug 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Bahrain on the third leg of his overseas visit and was received by his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Bahrain,Diplomacy
J&K situation not normal, says Rahul
New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the government for not allowing a delegation of opposition parties to visit Kashmir, saying it indicated that the things in Valley are not normal.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UK Prince Andrew defends friendship with Jeffrey Epstein
London, Aug 24 (IANS) UK Prince Andrew on Saturday defended his former friendship with multi-millionaire financier and convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, saying "at no stage" did he "see or suspect" any criminal behaviour.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Taekwondo gold medallist held for robbery
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A 26-year-old national gold medallist in taekwondo has been arrested by Delhi Police for his involvement in 30 cases of snatching and robbery.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manish Vatssalya's next is crime thriller 'Scotland'
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Adam Saini, who has served with the Scottish police, plays the protagonist in "Dassehra" director Manish Vatssalya's next venture "Scotland", a crime thriller.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan Army slams Shah Rukh for Netflix spy thriller
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan came under sharp criticism from the Pakistan Army after he shared the trailer of his new Netflix series 'Bard of Blood' on Twitter.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Jaitley worked to boost Indo-US trade ties'
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The United States Embassy here said former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be remembered for the introduction of GST, efforts to improve ease of doing business, and measures to combat corruption.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
12-yr-old dies after snake bite
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy died after he was bitten by a snake in east Delhi's Geeta Colony area, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Financial education important for budding entrepreneurs'
Thimphu, Aug 24 (IANS) Pema Choden Tenzin, a young female entrepreneur and the founder of Bhutan's only women's magazine, says that slowly but surely the scenario is changing and the government is quite encouraging towards the start-up business and also gives financial support if there is a proper revenue model.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Bhutan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Govt engineer charged with working for 3 depts
Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) An FIR has been registered in Kishanganj police station in Bihar against a government engineer for simultaneously working and drawing salaries from three departments for the last 30 years.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beijing opposes US tariff hikes on Chinese imports
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) China is firmly opposed to the US announcement that it will further raise the tariffs on about $550 billion of Chinese imports, said the country's Commerce Ministry here on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Kailash Colony mourns its most famous resident
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The nation may have lost one of its tallest leaders, but for Kailash Colony, a crowded South Delhi locality where Arun Jaitley lived, it was a bigger loss.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gokulam Kerala stun Mohun Bagan 2-1 to win Durand Cup
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Ten-man Gokulam Kerala FC rode Marcus Joseph's brace to stun Mohun Bagan 2-1 and lift the 129th Durand Cup in their debut appearance after a thrilling final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Opposition leaders cry foul over Kashmir visit curbs
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) The twelve political leaders from various opposition parties who visited the Valley but were not allowed to step out of the airport signed on a representation, asking the authorities that it should be handed over to Governor Satyapal malik.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Subroto Cup: Northeast schools dominate on Day 5
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) On Day 5 of the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament on Saturday, Nagaland's Greenwood School defeated Haryana's Vishvas Nav Sharda Public School 5-0, riding on braces by Akito and Imti Kumba in a Pool C encounter.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Konkan Railway to run special trains for Ganesh Chaturthi
Panaji, Aug 24 (IANS) Konkan Railway has pressed special trains into service which will conduct 210 trips ferrying passengers along the Konkan belt during the upcoming festive season of Ganesh Chaturthi which begins on September 2.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
'Tera Intezaar' director set to release new romantic drama
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Raajeev Walia, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Dhadke Dil Baar Baar", has said that he is feeling excited about the film and he added that he always wanted to explore the romantic genre onscreen in a different way.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
WWII air bomb destroyed in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, Aug 24 (IANS) A World War II air bomb weighing 226 kg was successfully destroyed on Saturday in an uninhabited area in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the media reported.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Bosnia And Herzegovina,Defence/Security
Bihar Police get Anant Singh's 2-day transit remand
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday granted two-day transit remand to the Bihar Police for Anant Singh, lawmaker from Mokama.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
D'Souza, Halder earn place in Duke of Edinburgh Cup
Bengaluru, Aug 24 (IANS) Golfers David D'Souza and Digboloi Halder from Bengaluru on Saturday won the selection tournament to earn a place in The Duke of Edinburgh Cup World Finals, scoring 36 points each at the Prestige Golfshire Club here.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
APG puts Pakistan under enhanced monitoring mechanism
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) The Asia Pacific Group (APG) on money laundering has put Pakistan under its enhanced monitoring mechanism after it failed to comply with 11 recommendations out of 40, a report said here on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Pakistan,International
G7 to tackle Amazon fires, Brexit, rising trade tensions
Biarritz (France), Aug 24 (IANS) As leaders arrived to the quaint seaside town of Biarritz for the annual G7 summit, high on the agenda was the need to rally the international community to tackle wildfires in the Amazon, resolutions to the ensuing Brexit deadlock and de-escalation of trade tensions.
2019-08-24
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
J&K to hold block development council polls by Sept end
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) The J&K government said on Saturday that preparations are underway to hold elections for the block development councils in Jammu and Kashmir by the end of September.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Woman suspected of practicing black magic killed in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 24 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman was killed on suspicion of practising black magic in Jharkhands Latehar district on Saturday, police said.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura CM mourns Arun Jaitley's death
Agartala, Aug 24 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has mourned the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away following a prolonged illness at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tusk: Boris Johnson should not become 'Mr No Deal'
Biarritz (France), Aug 24 (IANS) European Council President Donald Tusk on Saturday said that he has told UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to "go down in history as 'Mr No Deal'".
2019-08-24
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
Arun Jaitley: A political journey (Comment)
By the time Indira Gandhi declared the Emergency on June 26, 1975, Arun Jaitley had already proved himself to be a deft student leader in Delhi University (DU) after leading ABVP to victory and becoming the President of the student union a year ago. At a time when Congress had a stronghold over politics at every level including the university, his stature was particularly significant in student politics in India. So, it was unsurprising that he had delved into the thick of the protests against the suspension of civil liberties by Gandhi.
2019-08-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Reality show contestant to sing in Harinder Sikka's film
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Harinder Sikka, whose book "Calling Sehmat" was made into the Alia Bhatt-starrer "Raazi", is ready with another book, "Vichhoda". He says it will be adapted into a Hindi feature film for which he has roped in a reality show contestant as a singer.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India is playing with fire in Kashmir: Pakistan President
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Pakistan President Arif Alvi has said that India is playing with fire by revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status and the same fire will burn its secularism. He said this in Islamabad to 'Vice News', an American-Canadian media outlet on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Rahul condoles Jaitley's demise
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away following a prolonged illness at AIIMS here.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi leaves for Bahrain after UAE visit
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS) In a special gesture, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan accompanied Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the airport on Saturday as he left the UAE for his Bahrain visit.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Politics
I'm not 'Maidaan' producer, actor Joy Sengupta clarifies
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Bengali film actor Joy Sengupta has been getting phone calls from various people associated with Bollywood enquiring him about Ajay Devgn's upcoming movie "Maidaan."
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Sudanese President Bashir's trial postponed to Aug 31
Khartoum, Aug 24 (IANS) A Sudanese court on Saturday postponed the trial of the country's former President Omar al-Bashir, who is facing corruption and money laundering charges, to August 31.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Sudan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jet founder Goyal controls 19 firms, 5 abroad: ED
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate, which carried out searches at the residence of Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal, has got details of 19 companies held by him of which are five are located abroad and how money was siphoned off to other countries through dubious transactions.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Praneeth settles for bronze after defeat to relentless Momota
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 24 (IANS) Sai Praneeth's dream run at the 2019 BWF World Championships came to an end on Saturday with a 13-21, 8-21 loss to Japanese World No.1 Kento Momota. Praneeth kept pace with the defending champion for much of the first game, but Momota switched gears in the second and left the 27-year-old Indian reeling.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Sitharaman gets thumbs up on steps to combat slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has got loads of support from the Union Cabinet and her party on the steps announced by her to combat the economic slowdown in the country.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Jaitley's statesmanship made GST a reality: Adhia
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Being an ace lawyer, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley quickly had a hold over the goods and services tax (GST) laws, but it was his political acumen that helped resolve all the contentious issues related to the new indirect tax regime.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HK police fire tear gas at protesters in fresh clashes
Hong Kong, Aug 24 (IANS) The riot police fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday as a tense standoff turned violent in the 12th week of anti-government protests with Beijing accusing the US forces of sponsoring the movement.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Defence/Security
This is how your brain senses an itch
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how neurons in the spinal cord help transmit itch signals to the brain.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Arun Jaitley -- the last liberal in BJP
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) After Sushma Swaraj's demise on August 7, Arun Jaitley was the last liberal standing in Narendra Modi and Amit Shah's Bharatiya Janata Party. This morning, he too is gone.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Sultan & Pehlwaan': Sudeep poses with Salman Khan
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeep's photograph with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has taken over social media.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Green activists demand restoration of Sri Krishna land
Mathura/Vrindavan, Aug 24 (IANS) Green activists of Braj Mandal have demanded protection of the original Sri Krishna land, with mangroves, water bodies and the Yamuna river restored, as described in ancient texts.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Dalrymple's tome to perils of corporate power abuse (Book Review)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Historian, writer, art curator, as also an award-winning broadcaster and critic, William Dalrymple has quite exceeded himself with his latest book.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Neena Gupta wanted to play the damsel in distress
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Veteran actress Neena Gupta says she has always got roles of strong women, but she also wanted to play the damsel in distress.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Assembly polls unlikely till 2021 in J&K: ECI sources
Jammu/Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) Top sources in the Election Commission of India (ECI) said on Saturday that the Assembly elections in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are likely to be deferred till 2021.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Leaders across parties condole Jaitley's death
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday after a prolonged illness, was not only one of the tallest BJP leaders but also the party's trouble shooter who had an unprecedented acceptability in the opposition ranks.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashes: Eng need 348 to win 3rd Test, 10 wickets in bag (Lunch)
Leeds, Aug 24 (IANS) The English batsmen have their task cut-out as the Australians have set them a target of 359 on the third morning of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Headingley on Saturday. After capitulating for just 67 in their first innings, they started well in the chase as they went into the lunch interval with the score on 11/0, needing another 348 to win the Test and level the series.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India's Sumit Nagal to face Roger Federer at US Open
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) 22-year-old Sumit Nagal will face Swiss legend Roger Federer in the main draw of the 2019 US Open. Nagal beat Brazilian Joao Menezes 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to ensure that he goes through the qualifiers to make it to the main draw where he joins compatriot Prajnesh Gunneswaran.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Jaitley's Amritsar connection & love for 'Amritsari kulchas'
Amritsar, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday in Delhi after prolonged illness, had a connection with this Sikh holy city in Punjab - from relatives to the famous 'Amritsari kulchas'.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Nia Sharma turns stylist for 'Jamai 2.0'
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Nia Sharma says she has personalised her clothes and accessories for the show "Jamai 2.0".
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Easier to get a break in South than B'wood: Akanksha Singh
There is a lot of competition in Bollywood, especially from insiders, and for a new actor, it is relatively easier to foray the South film industries, feels actress Akanksha Singh, who has worked in both places.
2019-08-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FM's steps to revive economy win all-round praise
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the steps taken by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to revive the economy saying they will facilitate ease of doing business, improve demand and make credit affordable.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jaitley's mortal remains brought home
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The mortal remains of former Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who died at AIIMS on Saturday, were brought to his residence in Kailash Colony, South Delhi later in the day amid heavy security.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi releases Mahatma Gandhi stamps in UAE
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released postage stamps on Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary here in the presence of Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Politics
Tendulkar enthralls runners with life stories on eve of MHM
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Elite Indian marathoner Dnyaneshwar Morgha will be gunning for a unique hat-trick as he takes the start position in the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon on Sunday morning.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
'Indian' Colonel Sanders unveils KFC's Zinger at Madame Tussauds
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) In a historic break from tradition, a larger-than-life KFC Zinger, aka 'The original celebrity burger', has been unveiled at the Madame Tussauds wax museum here, quite appropriately by the 'Indian Colonel Sanders', complete in a white suit, black string tie, a mop of blonde hair and blonde goatee.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Rahul-led opposition team sent back from Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) An opposition party delegation, led by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was on Saturday stopped at the Srinagar airport and sent back to Delhi, soon after they landed here.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Gehlot, Raje condole Jaitley's demise
Jaipur, Aug 24 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Central team in Karnataka to assess flood situation
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) An inter-ministerial team of the Centre on Saturday reached Karnataka to conduct an assessment of the flood situation.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I don't compete with anyone: Radhika Madan
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) There are many fresh faces in Bollywood, but actress Radhika Madan is not the one who believes in competing with anyone.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Janhvi Kapoor trolled for holding book upside down
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor was trolled for holding a book upside down at an event here.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rain makes a comeback in Taj city
Agra, Aug 24 (IANS) After a brief interval, rains returned to the Taj city on Saturday, taking the residents by surprise and marring the Janamashtmi celebrations.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley's family asks Modi not to cut short foreign tour
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The family of former Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to cut short his ongoing three-nation tour in its wake.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi launches RuPay card in UAE, buys 1 kg laddoos
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday swiped his RuPay card to purchase one kg of laddoos at the Emirates Palace - formally launching the Indian indigenous equivalent of Mastercard or Visa in the UAE.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Happy to win, but time to prepare for final: Sindhu
Basel, Aug 24 (IANS) After making it to her third successive BWF World Championship final, an elated P.V. Sindhu said she is happy with the result. But she was quick to point that there is still a match left and she is preparing for it.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
RSS mourns Jaitley's demise
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has expressed deep condolence over the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away after prolonged illness at the AIIMS here on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley made Twitter home to connect with people
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Arun Jaitley who joined Twitter in November 2013 and had 15.3 million followers on the day of his demise, used the micro-blogging platform to not only connect with the masses but also respond to some of the most burning issues the country faced in the last six years.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New book unravels the mind of a dictator
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) In his new literary piece, award-winning academician Frank Dikotter talks about how naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. The book also makes the reader ask that at a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders?
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Coutinho's signing was something Bundesliga needed: Cramer
Dortmund (Germany), Aug 24 (IANS) Carsten Cramer, managing director of the Borussia Dortmund, feels the signing of attacking mid-fielder Philippe Coutinho by German giants Bayern Munich will bring in more excitement and reach to the Bundesliga.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Chandan Roy Sanyal to play an investigative officer in 'Bhram'
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal is all set to star in the web series "Bhram". The series, a psychological thriller, will be set in Shimla.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cooking makes me happy: Vivian Dsena
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actor Vivian Dsena says he enjoys cooking and feels that men can be great cooks, too.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zombie Captain America in 'What If...?' teaser
Anaheim, Aug 24 (IANS) Zombie Captain America fighting with Bucky Barnes, Peggy Carter picking the shield to become Captain America, and Wakanda king T'Challa transporting to a galaxy far away to become Star Lord -- no these are not plots of upcoming Marvel films, but some of the spins to be presented in the animated series "What If...?".
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi conferred UAE's highest civilian honour
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS) The UAE honoured visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with its highest civilian honour, the "Order of Zayed", on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Politics
'Bar has lost an eminent jurist and its pride'
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Mourning the demise of former Union Minister and senior advocate Arun Jaitley, the Bar Council of India on Saturday said the "Bar has lost an eminent jurist and one of its tallest members."
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jaitley's mortal remains brought home
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The mortal remains of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who died on Saturday, have reached his residence here.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell join 'The Falcon And The Winter Soldier'
Anaheim, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Emily VanCamp will be reprising her role as agent Sharon Carter in the upcoming action drama series "The Falcon And The Winter Soldier".
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Local content the way to go: Bhutan's private radio pioneer
Thimphu, Aug 24 (IANS) Kinley Wangchuk, famously known as 'Ganchu in Bhutan, established the country's first-ever private radio station -- Radio Valley 99.9 FM -- at a time when global music was not easily accessible on smartphones. Digitisation has opened the door for music today, and Ganchu believes radio now depends more on talk shows and original musical content rather than just "playing music" to stay relevant.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Bhutan,Cinema/Showbiz,Media
Sky is no limit for India-UAE ties: Modi
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS) India-UAE bilateral ties have blossomed in the past four years as never before, largely due to the "excellent rapport" that the leadership of the two countries share, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, adding that he and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan "regard each other as brothers".
2019-08-24
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy
Sindhu reaches third successive World C'ships final
Basel, Aug 24 (IANS) For the third year in a row, ace India shuttler P.V. Sindhu stormed into the finals of BWF World Championships after defeating China's Chen Yu Fei in straight games.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Country has lost an outstanding parliamentarian: Manmohan
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley saying that he was a great orator and an outstanding parliamentarian.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
British Airways strike causes flight cancellations
London, Aug 24 (IANS) The British Airways strike next month is to cause at least five consecutive days of flight cancellations, the airlines said on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
KOhli & Co to wear black armbands to condole Jaitley's demise
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Indian players will wear black armbands when they take the field on the third day of the first Test against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua as a mark of respect for former BCCI Vice-President Arun Jaitley. The senior BJP leader and former cricket administrator passed away after prolonged illness in the Capital on Saturday morning.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
US, French, Chinese Ambassadors condole Jaitley's death
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Ambassadors of the US, France, China and Germany condoled the death of former Finance Minister and veteran BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who passed away at the age of 66 after prolonged illness at the AIIMS here on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Politics
Irreparable loss to the country: Bengal BJP chief
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Saturday paid tribute to former Union Minister Arun Jaitley and termed his untimely demise as an 'irreparable loss' to the country.
2019-08-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Maharashtra leaders pay tributes to Jaitley
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor C. V. Rao led the state in paying glowing tributes to former Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last in a hospital in New Delhi on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sonam Kapoor has iodine deficiency
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor says she is iodine deficient.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sanjeeda to star in Jigar Saraiya's pop music video
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Sanjeeda Shaikh will feature in a pop music video of musician Jigar Saraiya, one half of the Bollywood composer duo of Sachin-Jigar.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BCCI officials, cricketers pay tribute to Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Just like the political world, the cricketing fraternity too was saddened by the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (66), who passed away after prolonged illness at the AIIMS here on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Scarlett Johansson is highest-paid actress in 'Forbes' list
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) "Lucy" star Scarlett Johansson has topped the "Forbes" list of the highest-paid actresses for the second time, beating names like Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherpoon and Nicole Kidman among others.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Huawei confirms Kirin 990 launch on September 6
Shenzhen, Aug 24 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei confirmed that its latest in-house Kirin 990 chipset would be announced at its event on September 6.
2019-08-24
Category: International, China,Technology
Jaitley passing away personal loss: BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The world might have known him as one of the pillars of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was as much involved with Indian cricket as he was in the rise of his political party. Considered as the go-to-man in Indian cricket, Jaitley wore many hats as he always kept the interest of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in front while dealing with the various situations that the board faced over the years.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Genelia to return to ramp after 5 years
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Genelia D'souza will make a comeback on the ramp after five years at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 on Sunday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
India Inc mourns Jaitley's demise
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Indian industry on Saturday mourned the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who passed away earlier in the day at AIIMS here, after a prolonged illness.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
NRAI plans fresh movement against online food aggregators
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) With more than 2,500 restaurants now logged out against the deep discounting practices of online food aggregators across the country, the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) on Saturday said it will soon begin a more intense movement to stop "unethical" practices being adopted by online food apps like Zomato Gold.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Jaitley a combination of knowledge, sharpness of mind'
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday said former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was a unique combination of extraordinary knowledge, sharpness of mind and wisdom.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
B-Town celebs condole death of 'dynamic leader' Arun Jaitley
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) As the news of former Union Minister and veteran BJP leader Arun Jaitley's demise broke out, a string of Bollywood personalities including Lata Mangeshkar, Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgnn took to social media to share condolences.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
When Jaitley expressed condolence after Sushma's demise
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) As tributes poured in for former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who died at AIIMS on Saturday after prolonged illness, his tweet condoling Sushma Swaraj's death on August 7 has assumed new significance.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN Governor Purohit, Stalin remember Jaitley
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday said former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was an asset to the Indian people.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Arun Jaitley leaves behind a rich and chequered legacy
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) After it returned to power with a thumping majority this May, the exhilaration of having achieved 303 seats dimmed slightly for the BJP with Arun Jaitley's announcement that he would not be a part of the Narendra Modi government. The party's chief troubleshooter opted out of active office due to poor health.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sanjay Dutt's Marathi movie releases in South Korea
Seoul, Aug 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's first Marathi production titled "Baba" released in South Korea on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I did whatever I wanted to: Tabu
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Two National Awards as Best Actress and an experience of over three decades in Bollywood has takren Tabu to a space where there is no room for self-doubt, but the acclaimed actress reveals that even today she questions herself a lot before signing a new project.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP Governor, CM mourn Jaitley's death
Lucknow, Aug 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Even passive presence of romantic partner can reduce pain
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that the passive presence of a romantic partner can reduce pain and that partner empathy may buffer affective distress during pain exposure.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Modi launches RuPay card in UAE
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS) Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the RuPay Card, an Indian indigenous equivalent of Mastercard or Visa, in the UAE on Saturday and brought 1 kg of laddoo using the card.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Politics
CMs remember Jaitley for his easy working style, knowledge
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Chief Ministers of several states condoled Arun Jaitley's demise on Saturday, with many of them tweeting and issuing statements remembering the former Finance Minister.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spending time on phone not so bad for mental health
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) In contrast to generally held views about the negative impact of using smartphones, researchers have found that teenagers spending time on their phones and online is not that bad for mental heath.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Govt clarifies on FPI surcharge, experts say benefits limited
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Soon after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced to roll back higher surcharge on foreign and domestic portfolio investors, the Income Tax (I-T) department on Saturday clarified that the tax payable at normal rate on the business income from the transfer of derivatives to a person other than Foreign Portfolio Investments (FPIs) will be liable for the enhanced surcharge.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
His last 12 tweets show how much Jaitley missed politics
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Arun Jaitley may have been battling with prolonged illness, but nothing could keep him away from taking part in the political discourse. Till the time he was admitted back to the AIIMS where he breathed his last on Saturday, Jaitley continued tweeting.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-FM Jaitley passes away, condolences pour in (Afternoon Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday after prolonged illness. He was 66.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ATK signs new players Dheeraj Singh, Sehnaj Singh
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Atlético de Kolkata (ATK) has signed two new domestic players Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem for five years and Sehnaj Singh for a year. Dheeraj plays as a goalkeeper and Sehnaj is a central midfielder.
2019-08-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Jaitley's contribution to public life will be remembered: Sonia
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley saying his contribution to public life will forever be remembered.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley made India world's fastest growing economy: Shah
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley describing it as a personal loss for him and recalled his contribution during Narendra Modi's first term (2014-19) in making India the world's fastest growing economy.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley to be cremated on Sunday
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away at AIIMS in Delhi on Saturday, will be cremated at the Nigam Bodh Ghat here on Sunday, party sources said.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Leaders across party lines condole Jaitley's death
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday after a prolonged illness, was not only one of the tallest BJP leaders but also the party trouble shooter who had unprecedented acceptability in the opposition ranks. Probably that explains the condolences that are pouring in after his demise from all possible quarters.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Monsters At Work' to introduce new monsters
Anaheim, Aug 24 (IANS) "Monsters At Work", the upcoming animated series inspired by the Hollywood hit "Monsters, Inc", will introduce new monsters.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jaitley had great intellect, knowledge: Pranab
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that he was a leader with deep intellect and knowledge.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kissing Brad Pitt was 'gross', says Kirsten Dunst
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) Kirsten Dunst terms her on-screen kiss with Brad Pitt in the 1994 film "Interview With The Vampire" as "gross".
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Venkaiah Naidu mourns Jaitley's demise
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday expressed condolences on the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and said that his death is an irreparable loss to the nation.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley was a mentor and guide: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday paid rich tributes to her predecessor Arun Jaitley, describing him as a mentor with matchless astuteness.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ordnance factory workers call off strike
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The 30-day strike called by ordnance factory employees was called off on Saturday following an assurance by government officials that a panel will be formed to look into their concerns.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
TN continues to be on high alert after intel input on LeT
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police on Saturday continued with its tight security arrangements for the second day across the state following an intelligence alert that six Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have entered the state, police said.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Punjab, Haryana CMs mourn Jaitley's death
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana have expressed their grief over the demise of former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely, who passed away after prolonged illness at the AIIMS in the national capital on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Borussia Dortmund impressed by growth of ISL and Indian football
Dusseldorf (Germany), Aug 24 (IANS) Even as German football club Borussia Dortmund is planning to reach out to the Indian market, the club has made it clear that they won't be investing in any of the Indian football clubs.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
I'm not too obsessed as a singer: Amaal Mallik
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Young composer Amaal Mallik has given many hit Bollywood compositions including "Sooraj dooba hain" and "Main hoon hero tera". Although there were times when he went behind the microphone, Amaal says he isn't obsessed about singing his compositions.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Being slotted frustrates Sonal Chauhan
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Sonal Chauhan likes to take up different kinds of roles because she doesn't like to get slotted in a bracket. She finds that frustrating.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'WandaVision' to blend Marvel thrills with sitcom style
Anaheim, Aug 24 (IANS) Actors Randall Park, Kat Dennings and Kathryn Hahn will be joining Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen in the series "WandaVision", which will blend the style of classic sitcoms with all the thrills of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
President expresses condolences on Jaitley's death
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed condolences on the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that his death leaves a huge void in the intellectual ecosystem.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arun Jaitley passing away is a huge loss: Antony
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) The untimely demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is a huge loss, said former Defence Minister A.K.Antony.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lost a valued friend, says Modi after Jaitley's demise
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed his condolences over the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that he has lost a valued friend and that the BJP and Jaitley shared an unbreakable bond.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Neflix working on 'Collections' curated by humans
San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Taking a break from algorithms for all of its show suggestions, streaming giant Netflix is working on curation from real, honest-to-goodness humans.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Draft policy encourages philanthropic institutions: Naidu
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the draft New Education Policy encourages philanthropic institutions in the field of school education.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Myanmar calls for 'smooth repatriation' of Rohingya
Yangon, Aug 24 (IANS) Myanmar government has called on Bangladesh to adhere to the bilateral agreement for smooth repatriation of displaced persons from Rakhine state.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Myanmar,Diplomacy,Politics
Camila Cabello doesn't use social media that much
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) "Havana" hitmaker Camila Cabello says she does not want to go on social media "that much" because it effects her mental health.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US swimmers secure 10 more medals at junior worlds
Budapest, Aug 24 (IANS) The US team took a dominant lead in the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Champions in Budapest, collecting more than 10 medals (including 4 gold) and establishing one World Junior record and two Championships records.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Telangana, Andhra CMs condole Jaitley's death
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have expressed shock over the demise of former Union Minister and veteran BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who passed away after prolonged illness at the AIIMS in the national capital on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Steps to boost housing to decide growth outlook: CLSA
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Among the big ticket announcements made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the measures to boost housing will be key to the revival of the ailing economy, brokerage firm CLSA on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sant Seechewal struggles to save Punjab flood survivors
Jalandhar (Punjab), Aug 24 (IANS) Flooded with emotions, a sea of humanity has erupted to help the victims in the waterlogged villages of Punjab.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
San Lorenzo move top of Argentina's Superliga table
Buenos Aires, Aug 24 (IANS) San Lorenzo overtook Arsenal de Sarandi at the Superliga Argentina summit with a 2-0 away victory in a battle of the league's top two sides.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Jaitley will be missed: Kejriwal, Sisodia
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Saturday mourned the death of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, saying his death is a huge loss and he will be missed.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Arun Jatiley: The editor's choice prime minister
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A lawyer-turned-politician will be as staid an introduction for Arun Jaitley as a cricketer-turned-commentator for Sunil Gavaskar.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
92 IPS probationers pass out from National Police Academy
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Ninety-two Indian Police Service (IPS) probationers, including 12 women, passed out from the Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy here on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
What is the way to ensure timely analysis of samples: BCCI to NADA
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Having first put the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in this mess by agreeing to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), CEO Rahul Johri has now written to the Director General & Chief Executive Officer of NADA, asking for clarity in the ongoing tussle between the agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The international body has suspended the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) for six months.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Samsung's R&D spending hits record high in H1 2019
Seoul, Aug 24 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co.'s R&D spending hit the highest mark ever in the first half of the year as it sought to focus on new growth drivers, its financial report showed.
2019-08-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Miley keeping animals Liam saved from house fire
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus is reportedly keeping all of the pets she shared with husband Liam Hemsworth, after their split.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gowtham scalps 8 wickets after unbeaten 134 in KPL
Bengaluru, Aug 24 (IANS) Krishnappa Gowtham has shown everyone what an all-round show means. Playing for Bellary Tuskers, the all-rounder on Friday smashed the fastest hundred in Karnataka Premier League (KPL) off just 39 balls before returning to pick up 8 wickets for just 15 runs to demolish Shivamogga Lions.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
New tuberculosis vaccine shows promise
Sydney, Aug 24 (IANS) Researchers have successfully developed and tested a new type of vaccine targeting tuberculosis (TB).
2019-08-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Thushar Natesan's father slams Kerala BJP head
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) National Democratic Alliances (NDA) Kerala convenor Thushar Vellapally's father, Vellapally Natesan, has attacked state BJP President P.S. Sreedharan Pillai for trying to politicise his son's arrest in the UAE.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
French resort town on lockdown ahead of G7
Paris, Aug 24 (IANS) The French resort town of Biarritz on the Bay of Biscay has been put under a security lockdown ahead of the G7 Summit slated to begin on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, France,Human Interest/Society
Govt opens channels of communication with Omar, Mehbooba
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) The government has opened up channels of communication with former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, who were arrested ahead of the scrapping of Article 370 earlier this month.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passes away
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after prolonged illness. Jaitley had undergone dialysis on Thursday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K integration complete with axing of Article 370: Shah
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir's integration with India was completed with the scrapping of Article 370.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Opposition delegation boards flight to Srinagar
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A delegation of Opposition parties, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, boarded a flight to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, their first since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chinese origin man held for double murder in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) A man of Chinese origin was arrested on Saturday for allegedly murdering his wife and father by hitting them with an iron bucket in East Kolkata's Tangra area, the police said.
2019-08-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K integration complete with axing of Article 370: Shah
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir's integration with India was completed with the scrapping of Article 370.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Priyanka pens emotional note on father's birth anniversary
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has penned an emotional note on her father Ashok Chopra's birth anniversary.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Curbs on media in J&K in national interest: PCI to SC
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Press Council of India (PCI) has moved an application in the Supreme Court seeking permission to intervene and allow it to assist the top court in deciding on a petition filed by Kashmir Times Executive Editor that seeks relaxation in curbs on the movement of media personnel, including photojournalists, in Kashmir.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Terror suspects held in MP used app that keeps no record
Bhopal, Aug 24 (IANS) Technology is throwing a new challenge at curbing terror every minute. Five persons arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Satna for suspected links with a terror funding racket managed by Pakistani operatives have been found to have communicated with their handlers using an app which does not keep any record of the messages it sends, police said.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Terrorism
HK's Lion Rock 'shines' in show of solidarity
Hong Kong, Aug 24 (IANS) More than 1,000 people gathered on top of Hong Kong's Lion Rock to shine lights across the city in solidarity with the city which has been rocked by anti-government protests for almost three months.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Human Interest/Society
Samsung Galaxy M30s with 48MP camera in India next month
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Riding on the success of its online-exclusive Galaxy M series, Samsung India is all set to launch Galaxy M30s with 48MP triple rear camera setup in India mid-September.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Google Photos to let users search for text in images
San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Google is rolling out new AI features to its Lens platform that would let users search their Google Photos library for text that appears within photos.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
DUSU removes busts of Savarkar, Bose, Bhagat Singh
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) has removed the busts of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Subhas Chandra Bose from the university campus after a backlash from the Congress students wing NSUI.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Redmi Note 8 Pro to come with liquid cooling feature
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) Ahead of the launch of its Note 8 series, Redmi has revealed that the 'Note 8 Pro' will come with liquid cooling feature.
2019-08-24
Category: International, China,Technology
Fire breaks out at Sreesanth's house in Kochi
Kochi, Aug 24 (IANS) A major fire broke out at former India pacer S. Sreesanth's residence in the Edapally arae here early on Saturday, fire officials said, adding that no one was injured in the incident.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak journalists to march on LoC
Muzaffarabad, Aug 24 (IANS) More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan have arrived here to take part in a "symbolic march" towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, India,International
She-Hulk, Moon Knight set to join Marvel's superhero slate
Anaheim (California), Aug 24 (IANS) Marvel Studios is amping up the superhero slate, with She-Hulk and Moon Knight ready to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
#Motherhood: Sunny Leone helps daughter finish homework
Dubai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone did not forget her mommy duties on her vacation here as she helped her daughter Nisha finish her homework.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK won't retreat from global community: Johnson
London, Aug 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that his country would not "retreat" from the international community as it leaves the European Union (EU), the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Guterres hopes negotiations for humanitarian access to Kashmir goes forward
United Nations, Aug 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes that under the current situation in Kashmir, negotiations by UN human rights officials for access to the area "can move forward", according to his Associate Spokesperson Eri Kaneko.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Indo-Brit killed in Thai hotel fight
London, Aug 24 (IANS) An Indian-origin Briton died in a fight at a Thai hotel after telling another guest to keep the noise down as his wife and son tried to sleep, his family has said.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Race begins to send space tourists, build lunar colonies
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Fifty years ago, when the first man walked on the Moon, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was not even born, Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos was just a five-year-old kid, and Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson was still a teenager. Today these tech entrepreneurs are leading the efforts to make space tourism a reality.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Do we need a backup planet to survive?
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Billionaire entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are at the forefront of a new age commercial space exploration programmes and actually working towards building a base station on Moon and ultimately colonising Mars.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ishant's fifer puts India in strong position against Windies
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 24 (IANS) Ishant Sharma came all guns blazing against the West Indies as the hosts could only manage to post 189/8 and trailed by 108 runs when the second day of the first Test ended.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Romancing the Moon, Bollywood style
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) As Chandrayaan 2 crept into Moon's orbit slowly but surely over the past few days, the one person who could perhaps afford a sentimental smile is the Bollywood shaayar. Over the decades, after all, the Hindi film songwriter's imagination has been to the Moon and back only a few hundred times.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mars no more 'amangal' for India to send a manned mission
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A human mission to Mars has always been the next big dream for space enthusiasts, with space barons like SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Blue Origins CEO Jeff Bezos and Virgin Galactics founder Sir Richard Branson along with NASA aiming to send humans to deeper space, and eventually Mars, in years to come.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sevilla win 1-0 away to Granada
Granada (Spain), Aug 24 (IANS) Sevilla has edged Granada CF 1-0 to take temporary possession of first place in LaLiga with six points from two matches.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
China releases British consulate worker
Hong Kong, Aug 24 (IANS) A worker at the UK consulate in Hong Kong has been released by China after being held at the border, a statement on his Facebook page said on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
FB bans news outlet from buying Trump-supporting ads
San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Facebook has banned conservative news outlet and US President Donald Trump supporter The Epoch Times from buying ads on its platform for violating its policies.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
SRK urges people to use postal services
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actor Shah Rukh Khan has urged people to make the maximum use of postal services so that it gets a revival in the era of Internet and digitalization.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google cracks whip on political debates at workplace
San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Google has cracked down on its employees who encourage political speech and internal debates at workplace, restricting the company's historically open work culture.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook downplayed Cambridge Analytica data scandal
San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Facebook in 2015 was aware that UK-based political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica may have been gathering users' personal data but downplayed the whole episode till a newspaper revealed the truth three months later, show new documents.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ewan McGregor excited to return to 'Star Wars'
Anaheim (California), Aug 24 (IANS) Actor Ewan McGregor will return to the "Star Wars" universe with his role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in an yet-untitled series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
A structural or cyclical slowdown? (Comment)
The Indian economy is passing through a phase of economic slowdown, with the GDP growth registering one of the lowest rates of 5.8 per cent in the last quarter of FY19. The GDP growth rate for the first quarter of FY20 is feared to be lower than 5.8 per cent. While there is a consensus that the economy is slowing down, the debate is still going on whether the slowdown is structural or cyclical.
2019-08-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Iniesta spoils Torres' retirement game in Japanese league
Tokyo, Aug 24 (IANS) Sagan Tosus Fernando Torres has lost his final match as a professional football player 6-1 to visitor Vissel Kobe in the Japanese first division league.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Gamechanger much beyond tech (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
The recent decision by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to amend the Companies Act and raise the cap on differential voting rights (DVRs) to 74 per cent has ramifications much beyond just the technology industry in India. The demarcation between control and capital is one that can unleash the next phase of entrepreneurial activity in this country.
2019-08-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
'US, Taliban to sign deal in few days'
Kabul, Aug 24 (IANS) A former Taliban member has said that an agreement between the US and the militant group would be finalised within the next few days.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Federer says he's optimistic about US Open chances
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer said he has high hopes heading into the US Open, noting that his form and fitness were the best they have been in several years.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
I was trying to give my best: Ravindra Jadeja
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 24 (IANS) After scoring a much needed half-century against West Indies on the second day of the first Test, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has said that he was trying to deliver his best.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Kovind, Modi greet nation on Janmashtami
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
2 killed in Maharashtra building collapse
Bhiwandi (Maharashtra), Aug 24 (IANS) At least two people were killed and six others injured when a dilapidated four-storey building collapsed in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi city on Saturday, police said.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnson, Trump speak ahead of G7
London, Aug 24 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to US President Donald Trump on the phone ahead of their one-on-one talks on Sunday on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Russia launches 1st ever floating nuclear power plant
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS) Russia has launched the world's only floating nuclear power plant, built to withstand tsunamis and crashes with icebergs, despite criticism by environmentalists who consider it a time bomb comparable to the Chernobyl nuclear station.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Human Interest/Society
After Doval, now Jaishankar to visit Moscow
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Close on the heels of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay a two-day visit to Moscow from August 27 in preparation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok next month.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Amazon fires: Protests against Bolsonaro in Brazil
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Brazil where they chanted "Burn Bolsonaro and not the Amazon", in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro's inaction in the face of massive wildfires that were devastating the world's largest tropical rainforest.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Imran orders crackdown on benami assets
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered all deputy commissioners and heads of development authorities to launch a nationwide crackdown against benami assets.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Pakistan,International
N.Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles: Seoul
Seoul, Aug 24 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday fired two projectiles presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea, South Korea's military said, ratcheting up tensions even after the end of a joint military exercise between Seoul and Washington.
2019-08-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
J&K admin asks Rahul, leaders to stay away from Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) As a delegation of opposition parties, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, is set to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in the wake of abrogation of Article 370, the administration requested them against visiting the state, saying attempts should not be made to disturb the gradual restoration of normal life.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Marvel set to introduce first Muslim superhero
Anaheim (US), Aug 24 (IANS) Marvel Studios will introduce its first Muslim superhero with "Ms. Marvel".
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Hilary Duff to be back with 'Lizzie McGuire'
Anaheim (US), Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Hilary Duff is set to reprise her beloved character of Lizzie McGuire in the reboot of the series.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US firms 'hereby ordered' to quit China, says Trump
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said he has "hereby ordered" American companies to leave China, after Beijing announced plans to slap new tariffs on US goods.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Brazil President sends army to tackle Amazon fires
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS) Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has ordered the armed forces to help fight a record number of forest fires in the Amazon.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Robert Downey Jr jokes about getting arrested in Disneyland
Anaheim (US), Aug 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr joked about getting arrested at Disneyland when he took the stage to accept his Disney Legends award at D23 Expo here on Friday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Christina Aguilera escaped chaotic household with music
Anaheim (US), Aug 24 (IANS) Grammy Award winning singer Christina Aguilera says music helped her escape chaotic household while growing up.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Federer says he's optimistic about US Open chances
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer on Friday said he has high hopes heading into the US Open, noting that his form and fitness are the best they have been in several years.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Robert Downey Jr, Jon Favreau become Disney Legends
Anaheim (US), Aug 24 (IANS) Disney's ultimate fan event D23 Expo started with a mini-"Iron Man" reunion with Hollywood's charismatic Robert Downey Jr and director Jon Favreau getting together to pick the Disney Legend honour.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US firms 'hereby ordered' to quit China, says Trump
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said he has "hereby ordered" American companies to leave China, after Beijing announced plans to slap new tariffs on US goods.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
All-round Jadeja helps India put pressure on WI (Tea report)
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 24 (IANS) Days after being chosen for the Arjuna Award, Ravindra Jadeja played a matured knock of 58 and then took a wicket as India reduced West Indies to 82/3 after posting 297 in the first innings, on Day 2 of the first Test here on Friday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Ashes: Hazlewood, Labuschagne help Aus take lead (Roundup)
Leeds, Aug 24 (IANS) Josh Hazlewood took five wickets and Marnus Labuschagne hit a defiant fifty as Australia first bundled England out for 67 in their first innings, their lowest Ashes score since 1948, and then put up 171/6 with a 283-run lead, at stumps on day 2 of the third Test here on Friday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PKL 7: U Mumba script 29-24 win over Tamil Thalaivas
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) The Chennai leg of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 concluded with U Mumba registering a 29-24 win over Tamil Thalaivas at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
J&K admin asks Rahul, leaders not to visit Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) As a delegation of opposition parties, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, is set to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in the wake of abrogation of Article 370, the administration requested them against visiting the state, saying attempts should not be made to disturb the gradual restoration of normal life.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Last day of deadline sees 1.6 lakh RFID tags installed
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) About 1.63 lakh RFID tags were issued on Friday, the last day of the deadline for installing the tags for commercial vehicles entering the national capital.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Row over Jerusalem ad in Tirupati
Tirupati, Aug 23 (IANS) Advertisement of Jerusalem yatra and Haj pilgrimage on bus tickets in the temple town of Tirupati has sparked a row on Friday, compelling Andhra Pradesh government to order a probe.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
PM Modi lands in UAE, to receive highest civil decoration
Abu Dhabi, Aug 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday night reached Abu Dhabi, on the second leg of his three-nation visit.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy
SC sets aside criminal proceeding against Hyatt Hotel MD
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The criminal proceedings against the Managing Director of Asian Hotels (North) Ltd, which runs Hyatt Regency Hotel here, in a 2013 negligence case was set aside by the Supreme Court on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
CRPF awarded for social initiatives in Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Posted as Commandant in one of the most dangerous areas in Chhasttigarh -- Bijapur -- Sudhir Kumar in 2016 thought of deploying motor cycle ambulance that could serve the people of Chhattisgarh and the paramilitary posted in Maoist-hit areas of the state.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
NHPC to resume construction on Lower Subansiri project
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) State-owned NHPC is likely to resume construction work on the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh after the rainy season is over.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy
J&K administration asks leaders to stay away from Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday asked leaders of political parties not to visit Srinagar, claiming it will jeopardize the efforts to restore normalcy in the region.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Booster dose for auto sector's growth
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Central government on Friday gave a major boost to the automobile industry by announcing a slew of measures to reverse slowdown denting the sector.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
M'rashtra govt to defend Ambedkar House in UK (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday named two prominent experts to oppose attempts to shut down the Ambedkar House, a memorial dedicated to Babasaheb Ambedkar in London, a top official said here.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India Inc hails FM steps to boost economy
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India Inc on Friday welcomed the Central government's move to give a major economic boost to diverse sectors such as NBFCs, auto, housing, MSMEs, equity markets and banking via a slew of measures on tax surcharge, GST refunds, easier loans and demand generation.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Relief for FPIs as Centre unveils booster dose for economy (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With the economy in slowdown mode and expected to falter further, the Modi government on Friday came out with slew of measures including the reversal of the income tax surcharge on FPIs, an upfront recap of PSBs and relief for the struggling auto sector.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hyderabad to host Word Design Assembly in October
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The 31st edition of the prestigious World Design Assembly (WDA) will take place for the first time in India at Hyderabad on October 11-12.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
India didn't seek mediation as Trump claimed: US official
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) A senior US official has conceded that India has not requested any mediation with Pakistan on Kashmir, contradicting President Donald Trump's claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate or arbitrate.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Committed to make India 5-trillion-dollar economy: Shah
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday emphasised that the government is committed to make India a five-trillion-dollar economy.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jaitley's health deteriorates: AIIMS sources
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's health deteriorated on Friday, AIIMS sources said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LFW 2019: When modern meets traditional
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The 2019 edition of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive on Friday saw designers play with traditional weaves and fabrics in modern ways.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Won't allow saffronisation: Congress on DU polls
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the Congress on Friday said it will not allow saffronisation of educational institutions as it chalked out plans for the Delhi University Students' Union elections.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics