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Narender, Priyanka Bhatt win 24-hour Stadium Run
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The gruelling fourth edition of the 24-hour Stadium Run, organised by NEB Sports, came to an exhilarating finish here with New Delhis Narender Ram winning in the mens category for the second consecutive year after covering a distance of 165.6 km.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata terms meeting with doctors 'positive', asks them to end impasse
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday termed the meeting with the striking junior doctors as "positive and productive" while the doctors said they were looking forward to withdraw the ongoing agitation following discussions with their colleagues at the hospitals.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
LS official calls out Dharmendra Pradhan to take oath, says 'sorry' later
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Lok Sabha Secretary General Snehlata Shrivastava made a faux pas on Monday by calling out the name of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to take oath as a member of the Lower House -- when he is a Rajya Sabha member.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indians catching up with best paddlers in the world: Sharath Kamal
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In August 2018, the Indian men's table tennis contingent won bronze at the Asian Games in Jakarta, thus ending a 60-year wait for a medal in the sport. India went on to win another bronze in the mixed doubles event when Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra beat Hong Kong's Ho Kwan Kit and Lee ho Chang.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Lenders to take Jet Airways to NCLT, revival hope gets bleaker
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The future of the grounded Jet Airways just got a shade bleaker on Monday with the lenders, led by State Bank of India (SBI), deciding to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against the airline after all attempts to rope in a buyer failed.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India fast-growing destination for squash: British coach
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A diminishing talent pool is possibly the biggest obstacle that a sport which is not among the most popular ones in a country can face. However, in case of squash in India, there is no dearth of talent or technically gifted players at the age-group levels, according to British coach Chris Ryder.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Purple, pink, orange: Adah flaunts three hair colours
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Adah Sharma, who is set to make her debut in the web space with a series titled "The Holiday", has got her hair coloured in three layers -- purple, pink and orange.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
ALERT: Mamata announces appointment of nodal officers in medical colleges to monitor security
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2019-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Woman doctor assaulted in Himachal, colleagues threaten stir
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) A woman doctor was allegedly assaulted in Himachal Pradesh and doctors here and other parts of the state, protesting the attack on medicos in Kolkata by wearing black badges on duty on Monday, threatened to go on strike if action was not taken against the guilty.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
India to lead fight against desertification: Javadekar
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that India will lead by example the fight against increasing land desertification.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
In England, you see the pitch and plan your innings: Rohit
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) It was opener Rohit Sharma's majestic 140 against arch-rivals Pakistan which put India on course for a convincing 89-run win in the World Cup encounter at Old Trafford on Sunday. It was for the seventh time in the showpiece event that India got the better off the Green Brigade.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Ghaziabad doctors observe strike in solidarity with Bengal docs
Ghaziabad, June 17 (IANS) Doctors in Ghaziabad observed a 24-hour strike in solidarity with the agitating doctors in West Bengal on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
SRK glad about dubbing 'The Lion King' with son
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan is stoked about dubbing for "The Lion King" with his "own Simba" Aryan, and this makes it even more special for the superstar.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TikTok launches new feature for users' safety in India
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The short video-making platform TikTok on Monday launched a 'Device Management' feature that would enable users in India to have complete control of their account.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Six killed in Uttarakhand road accident
Dehradun, June 17 (IANS) Six people were killed on Monday after their car fell into a gorge here in Uttarakhand, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rohit agrees to help Pakistan batsmen after becoming coach
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) In good spirits after a superlative century that helped India put it across arch-rivals Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method) in their World Cup tie on Sunday, vice-captain Rohit Sharma was tongue-in-cheek when a Pakistan journalist asked him what would his advice be to the flagging team.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Cops arrest woman who accused actor Karan Oberoi of rape
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) In a sudden turn of events, the Mumbai Police on Monday arrested a woman who had lodged a false case of rape against television actor-singer Karan Oberoi, an official said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
CBI court to try Kerala CPI-M leaders in murder case
Kochi, June 17 (IANS) In a setback to the state's ruling CPI-M, the Kerala High Court on Monday directed that a murder case in which two top party leaders are accused be shifted from Kannur to the CBI court here.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hyderabad bar dancer stripped, thrashed for refusing sex
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) A woman dancer at a bar here was allegedly stripped and thrashed by five colleagues, including four women, for refusing to have sex with customers, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP Punjab slams assault of Sikh driver by Delhi Police
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Punjab unit on Monday condemned Delhi Police's act of beating Sikh auto driver Sarabjit Singh and his son in Delhi, terming it an "act of sacrilege".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Trump
Tel Aviv, June 17 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has unveiled a new settlement -- Trump Heights -- in the occupied Golan Heights, named after the US President.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics
Global CRM software grew 15.6% in 2018: Gartner
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Global spending on customer experience and relationship management (CRM) software grew 15.6 per cent to touch $48.2 billion in 2018, a new report from Gartner said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Pune firm develops solar-powered irrigation system
Pune, June 17 (IANS) To solve water crisis for farmers throughout the varied climate conditions in India, Pune-based company Khethworks has developed solar-powered irrigation system.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Windows 10 gets smart keyboards for 10 Indian languages
Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a bid to further allow users personalise their Windows 10 experience, software giant Microsoft on Monday launched smart phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages as part of its May 2019 update.
2019-06-17
Category: International, India,Technology
Pakistan fan sings Indian national anthem, wins hearts (Lead, change in headline)
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Keeping the age-old rivalry aside, a Pakistan supporter was seen singing the Indian national anthem before the two teams crossed swords for their marquee World Cup clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
My life story not worth filming, says Shekhar Kapur
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur believes his life is not exciting enough to be turned into an interesting movie.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Instagram testing new way of recovering hacked accounts
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) To offer more assurance in recovering hacked accounts, Facebook-owned messaging app Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iran to breach enriched uranium cap in 10 days: AEOI
Tehran, June 17 (IANS) Iran's atomic energy agency said here on Monday the country would breach on June 27 the limit, imposed under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, on its stockpile of enriched uranium.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Pakistan fan sing Indian national anthem, wins hearts
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Keeping the age-old rivalry aside, a Pakistan supporter was seen singing the Indian national anthem before the two teams crossed swords for their marquee World Cup clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'MIB...' mints over Rs 10 crore in India
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson's "Men in Black: International" has registered business of over Rs 10 crore in its opening weekend in India.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TN doctors protest in support of Kolkata colleagues
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Doctors in government and private hospitals in Tamil Nadu staged protests on Monday in support of the striking doctors in Kolkata and for safety of medical practitioners.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
It was a lovely gesture from Virat Kohli: Steve Smith
London, June 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli had stopped Indian fans from booing former Australia skipper Steve Smith during their World Cup encounter in London on June 9. Pointing towards the fans, Kohli had asked them to show respect to Smith and the Australian has said that it was a lovely gesture from the Indian captain.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
South Korea U-20 football team receives hero's welcome
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) The South Korea U-20 male football team was on Monday accorded a hero's welcome on its return from Poland where it finished runner-up in the U-20 FIFA World Cup, the country's best ever result in the men's section in any category at the world stage.
2019-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
E-vehicle sector for priority-lending, R&D incentives in Budget
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) With government committed to bringing the electric vehicle (EV) revolution to India in the next few years, the industry expectations from the Union Budget 2019-20 run high.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress MPs from Kerala told to be present in Parliament
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The group of 14 Congress MPs from Kerala, including Rahul Gandhi, which is the biggest block of legislators from the party nationwide, on Monday were asked by state party chief Mullapally Ramachandran to ensure their presence in Parliament on all days.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ranveer's WC antics has social media in ruptures
London, June 17 (IANS) Ranveer Singh's stint as a commentator grabbed attention during the India-Pakistan match at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, but what really got the social media world talking was his unique outfit and a hug that actor shared with India skipper Virat Kohli after the team won.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Canadian couple wearing Ind-Pak jersey win hearts
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) While both Indian and Pakistani fans cheered their respective teams during the high-voltage clash between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday, an image of a Canadian couple wearing custom-made Ind-Pak jerseys has gone viral on social media.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Captain, two militants killed in J&K gunfight (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) An Indian army captain and two militants were killed and three other soldiers including a major injured in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistani activist known for criticism of Army killed
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) A 22-year-old social media activist and blogger known for his criticism of the country's military and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency has been killed by unidentified assailants in the capital, the police said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Winless Afghanistan to face confident England (Preview)
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Hosts England will aim to carry on its winning streak with a hat-trick when they meet minnows Afghanistan in World Cup 2019 group affair at the Old Trafford here on Tuesday. It will also be for the first time when the two teams face-off in the 50-over format.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
3 cops suspended for attacking driver, protests rage
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Demonstrations continued on Monday outside a Delhi police station where the driver of a mini taxi and his son were assaulted a day earlier, leading to a political storm and the suspension of three policemen.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 workers killed in Bengaluru sewage water tank collapse
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Three workers were killed when a huge water tank under construction for a sewage treatment plant collapsed in the northern suburb of Bengaluru in Karnataka on Monday, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman held torturing boys with chilli powder in UP
Aligarh, June 17 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly torturing four minor boys by putting chilli powder in their private parts.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-US trade tension grips markets, Sensex tanks by 490 pts
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Sensex lost nearly 500 points on Monday as investors feared a tit-for-tat trade battle between the US and India after the latter raised tariffs on 28 US items in retaliation to US tariffs.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Airtel Africa sets IPO price range at 80-100 pence
London, June 17 (IANS) Bharti Airtel's arm Airtel Africa has set a price range of 80-100 pence per share for its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Jason Roy to miss next two games with hamstring tear
London, June 17 (IANS) England will miss the services of Jason Roy in the next two matches as the opener has suffered a hamstring tear.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Neena, Soni redefine friendship goals with images
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Neena Gupta, Soni Razdan and producer Anu Ranjan have redefined friendship goals in a "then and now" photograph.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Heatwave kills 29 more in Bihar, death toll up to 78
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Severe heatwave killed 29 more people in Bihar in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll over the past two days to 78, official said on Monday. However unofficially, the heatwave has claimed more than 150 lives in across a dozen districts.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kolkata magician feared drowned after Houdini act fails
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A Kolkata-based magician, who attempted an underwater escape trick like legendary magician Harry Houdini, is feared to have drowned in the Ganga as his body could not be found till Monday afternoon, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jodhpur Court acquits Salman Khan in fake affidavit case
Jodhpur, June 17 (IANS) A Jodhpur court on Monday acquitted actor Salman Khan in a case related to submitting a false affidavit in court.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
US ban will cost Huawei $30bn in two years: Founder
Shenzhen, June 17 (IANS) Hit by the US trade ban, Huawei is looking at a massive $30 billion loss in revenue over the next two years, said the Chinese smartphone giant's Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei on Monday, adding that the US President Donald Trump administration's attack on Huawei can't stop it from moving forward.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
NSD's rural children theatre program begins with Odisha
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a move to promote children's theatre in rural India, the National School of Drama (NSD) will showcase the results of its first such effort with Odisha's tribal children in the form of two plays produced in a Children's Theatre Workshop in the state.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Art/Culture/Books
Lok Sabha members take oath in different languages
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Linguistic diversity was witnessed in the Lok Sabha as newly elected members took oath in English as well as different Indian languages, including Sanskrit.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengaluru FC sign midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Bengaluru FC have completed the signing of former player Eugeneson Lyngdoh on a one-year deal, the club announced on Monday. The 32-year-old midfielder once again joins the Indian Super League champions after a two-year stint with Kolkata-side ATK, who had signed the Shillong-born playmaker during the ISL draft in 2017.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Protesting doctors win, Mamata agrees to live media coverage
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A delegation of 30 doctors will be at Nobanno to meet the West Bengal Chief Minister after protesting medicos stuck to their demand and agreed to meet Mamata Banerjee on Monday only after the official confirmation of live media coverage of the discussion.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Big B launches eye care campaign to fight blindness
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has launched a 'See Now' campaign, centred in UP, to help end avoidable blindness.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Japanese man arrested for stabbing, stealing gun of police officer
Tokyo, June 17 (IANS) A man was arrested in Japanese city of Osaka on Monday after allegedly stabbing a police officer, stealing his loaded handgun and remaining on the run for about 24 hours, authorities said.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why Chris Hemsworth opened up about his anxiety woes
Bali, June 17 (IANS) Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth says he feels more comfortable about showing his real self to the world now, and that is what propelled him to open up about his anxiety woes.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
After PM, Goa CM urges all MLAs to promote tree-plantation
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Taking cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal letters to sarpanchas across the country urging their participation in water harvesting efforts, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has urged all state ministers and MLAs to undertake tree plantation to increase Goa's green cover.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
KCR meets Andhra CM, invites him for project inauguration
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Monday met his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy here and invited him for the inauguration of the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project on June 21.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Jilted lover posts 'terror' threats to harass ex-flame
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Thane Police have arrested a man from Mumbai who posted alleged 'terror threats' in a prominent shopping mall here to harass his ex-girlfriend, an official said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa doctors stage march against attack on doctors
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Over hundred doctors of the Goa Indian Medical Association (IMA) staged a protest march wearing black bands to express solidarity with doctors on strike against attack on a medical practitioner in West Bengal.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Joshna Chinappa wins record 17th national squash title
Pune, June 17 (IANS) Joshna Chinappa won a record 17th national squash title after outplaying Tamil Nadu's Sunayna Kuruvilla in the final. The top seeded Chinappa won the match 11-5, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5 and thus broke a 27-year-old record set by Bhuvneshwari Kumari, who had won 16 titles.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Indians take a chill pill with lassi, cold coffee
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Lassi, cold coffee and watermelon juice are among the preferred beverages that are helping people across India beat the searing heat.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Iran to surpass uranium enrichment limits in days: Official
Tehran, June 17 (IANS) Iran's atomic energy agency said on Monday that the country will breach on June 27 the limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium that was capped under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Salman Khan pulls off a stunt to wish nephew
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan pulled off a stunt to wish his nephew Yohan, the son of his brother Sohail Khan.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cloud firm Infor announces new India Business Unit
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Aiming to tap newer growth opportunities, business Cloud software firm Infor on Monday announced a new India Business Unit (IBU) as a separate region that comprises India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Musk refusing to credit web artist outrages Twitterati
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who is famous for his quirky sense of using Twitter, has once again made the headlines for refusing to credit a web artist's work he shared, which has outraged Twitterati.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rahul, Priyanka meet Kuldeep Bishnoi in Delhi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met his sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Haryana leader Kuldeep Bishnoi at his residence here.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah to visit Amarnath on June 30
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah will arrive on a daylong visit to the Kashmir Valley on June 30, informed sources here said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
Want to test nerves, trek to Great Himalayan National Park
Kullu, June 17 (IANS) If you are an intrepid trekker and want to test your nerves in the highly inhospitable terrain and tough climatic conditions of Himachal Pradesh's Tirthan and Parvati valleys, then a 1,171 sq km Great Himalayan National Park (GNHP) is your calling.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Retired cop found living with daughter's corpse in UP
Mirzapur, June 17 (IANS) A retired Inspector and his wife were found to be living with their daughters month-old decomposed body in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Greenpeace seeks more ambitious measures on plastic waste
Tokyo, June 17 (IANS) Greenpeace on Monday asked the G20 group for more ambitious measures to ease the effects of climate change and to curb marine pollution ahead of the group's summit in Osaka, western Japan, next week.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tripura doctors cease work in state-hospital OPDs
Agartala, June 17 (IANS) Doctors in all government hospitals in Tripura on Monday ceased work in the OPDs (Outpatient Patient Departments) in solidarity with the striking medicos of Kolkata.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Bangladesh elect to field against Windies (Toss)
Taunton, June 17 (IANS) Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bowl against the West Indies in their World Cup tie at the Cooper Association County Ground on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Unrealistically real: Reality shows' magic potion for survival
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Fans who have grown up watching shows like "Roadies", "Bigg Boss" and "Indian Idol" are still hooked on to them as they cross over a decade-long run on the small screen. The journey from plasma TV sets to LED screens has been bumpy but a couple of such reality shows have not only survived the test of time but in fact flourished in these years thanks to their main ingredients -- reality and relatability.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Nihari to IMF loan, Pakistani users poke fun at players on Twitter
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) As various social media platforms went berserk after India's historic win over arch rival Pakistan in the World Cup, the unanimous winner was twitterati from the other side of the border that created jokes, memes, GIFs and one-liners on the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led team.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Technology
S. Korea, US top diplomats discuss Trump's planned visit
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) The top diplomats of South Korea and the US held phone over American President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul later this month and the situation on the Korean Peninsula, officials here said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
Harsh Vardhan named in Bihar children deaths case
Patna, June 17 (IANS) A case was filed on Monday against Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey in a court in Muzaffarpur district on charges of negligence leading to the deaths of 82 children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the past fortnight.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Messi hits the gym after loss to Colombia in Copa opener
Salvador (Brazil), June 17 (IANS) Argentine superstar Lionel Messi worked out at the gym alongside the rest of the players who started in their 2-0 loss to Colombia during their 2019 Copa America opener.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Total ban on liquor, non-vegetarian food around Varanasi temples
Varanasi, June 17 (IANS) A total ban has been imposed on sale and consumption of liquor and non-vegetarian food within a 250 metre radius of all temples and heritage sites in Varanasi.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Sundeep Kishan, Naga Shaurya, Sharwanand suffer injuries
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Telugu film actors Sundeep Kishan, Naga Shaurya and Sharwanand suffered injuries while shooting for their respective projects, and fortunately, none of them were serious.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Mani Ratnam visits hospital for 'routine checkup'
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam on Monday visited a hospital here for a routine health check-up, his spokesperson said after reports appeared that he was hospitalised after a cardiac arrest.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Indian DJ Greff works on unapologetic anthem with Klein
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Indian artiste Yugesh Madhwani aka DJ Greff is happy to collaborate with Dutch DJ Dante Klein for a track titled "Dont know shit".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kohli & boys to enjoy two-day break after Pakistan win
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) After a brilliant performance against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday, the Indian players have been given a two-day break to switch off, relax and come back stronger before their next game against Afghanistan in Southampton on Saturday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Melbourne City FC signs former EPL star Craig Noone
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) Former Championship title winner and English Premier League (EPL) star Craig Noone will join the Australian A-League next season, on a two-year deal with Melbourne City FC.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Personal care products life-threatening for kids
New York, June 17 (IANS) Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that personal care products such as shampoo, lotion and nail polish in the hands of young children
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
What Aparshakti loves about Shahid
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Aparshakti Khurana says if he had to be in a same sex relationship with someone, it would be with "Kabir Singh" star Shahid Kapoor.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Musk refusing to credit web artist outrages Twitterties
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who is famous for his quirky sense of using Twitter, has once again made the headlines for refusing to credit a web artist's work he shared, which has outraged Twitteraties.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Exhibition by Indonesian artists explores 'food politics'
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Works of art by promising Indonesian artists, depicting the global-local politics of food practices in South Asian countries, are the focus of an ongoing exhibition here.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Gary Woodland wins US Open, his first major title
Pebble Beach (California), June 17 (IANS) Gary Woodland of the United States won the 2019 US Open at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Sunday's win marks Woodland's first title in a major after starting the final day as leader, reports Efe news.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Pebble Beach,Sports,Golf
Striking doctors to meet Mamata Banerjee at 3 p.m.
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government sent a formal letter of invitation to the striking junior doctors to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday at 3 p.m.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indians won't mind ads during Netflix if given good deal
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) One in three Indians won't mind seeing ads as they watch over-the-top (OTT) content streaming platforms like Netflix or Amazon Prime if they get a good deal from the vendors, video Cloud services provider Brightcove Inc said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Pogba wants to move from Manchester United
Tokyo, June 17 (IANS) Manchester United star midfielder Paul Pogba has hinted he wants to move away from Premier League and is looking for 'new challenge'. But reports suggest that the club wants him to remain with them until next season.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Aamir's daughter credits him for 'great skin gene'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan has thanked her father for the "great-skin-gene" and called the actor "ridiculously over protective".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Doctors' strike hit services in Telangana, Andhra
Hyderabad/Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) The nationwide strike called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to protest the attack on doctors in West Bengal affected medical services in government and private hospitals in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fans rip into Pakistan players, question lack of intent
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Winning and losing is a part of sport and cricket is no different. But the manner in which Pakistan lost to India at Old Trafford on Sunday has left the fans dejected. Those supporting Sarfaraz Ahmed and boys feel that there was no intent from the players and while some fans have taken to Twitter to post photos of the likes of Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz partying till late into the night on the eve of the game, others have criticised the captain.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Kiku Sharda, Gaurav Gera team up for 'Dr Pran Lele'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actors Kiku Sharda and Gaurav Gera have joined hands for a short sketch comedy "Dr Pran Lele".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Don't expect extraordinary things from average Pakistan players'
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar is utterly disappointed and dejected after Pakistan's crushing defeat to India in the ongoing World Cup, and has asked fans not to expect "extraordinary things from average Pakistan players".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist released from jail
Hong Kong, June 17 (IANS) Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, an iconic 2014 Umbrella Revolution leader, walked free from a Hong Kong prison on Monday after serving a two-month sentence and urged the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down amid days of massive protests against a controversial extradition bill that would allow suspects to be sent to China for trial.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sachet-Parampara realise importance of originality
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood music director duo Sachet-Parampara, whose latest songs are a part of "Kabir Singh", have their focus set on original music. But they say they wouldn't mind recreating some old Hindi songs for the industry without tampering with its original form.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha doctors join nationwide strike
Bhubaneswar, June 17 (IANS) Healthcare services were affected in Odisha on Monday as doctors resorted to 24-hour cease-work, joining the nationwide protest against the recent assault on their counterparts in West Bengal.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Three policemen suspended for attack on driver
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Three policemen have been suspended in Delhi for unprofessional conduct after they were accused of thrashing the driver of a mini taxi and his son, the police announced on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kaafir' derives power from its political undertones (Review)
Web series: "Kaafir" (ZEE5, 8 episodes); Cast: Dia Mirza, Mohit Raina; Director: Sonam Nair, Rating: *** (3 stars)
2019-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China backs HK chief, slams 'local, external forces'
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China on Monday voiced its support for Hong Kongs Chief Executive following massive protests against the contentious extradition bill, which the state media termed as "violent clashes" stemming from "malicious stratagem by local and external forces".
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Samsung to spur innovation as biz challenges rise
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong has called for senior executives to spur efforts to develop innovative technologies to tackle rising business challenges and foster new growth drivers, the company has said.
2019-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Film celebs hail India's win over Pakistan at WC
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana and many others congratulated the Indian team for its victory against Pakistan at the ongoing ICC World Cup in England.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Congress MP from Kerala takes oath in Hindi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A Congress MP from Kerala, Kodikunnil Suresh, surprised everyone on Monday by taking oath in Hindi as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Afridi credits IPL for India's rise in world cricket
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi was full of praise for Team India after their thumping win over Pakistan in the World Cup fixture at the Old Trafford.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Huawei Mate 30 Pro may feature 90Hz display
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei's next flagship -- the Mate 30 Pro -- is likely to come with display with a refresh rate of 90Hz, like that of OnePlus 7 Pro, according to early renders of the smartphone.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Dream delivery got Babar out: Kuldeep
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav admits that the delivery he bowled to get rid off Pakistan batter Babar Azam during their World Cup fixture was a "dream" one.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Young Indian expat drowns in UAE
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian expat drowned off a beach in the UAE city of Umm Al Quwain as he went for a "regular swim" with his friends, the media reported.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC agrees to hear PIL on doctors' security at government hospitals
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking deployment of security in government hospitals in view of frequent assaults faced by doctors.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Two militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Two militants were killed and three soldiers, including an Army officer, injured on Monday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
4 Indian-American family members found dead inside house
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Four members of an Indian-American family were dead with gunshot wounds inside a house in the US state of Iowa, authorities said.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Six Maoists surrender in Jharkhand
Ranchi, June 17 (IANS) Six Maoists, including two women commanders each carrying a bounty of Rs 5 lakh, surrendered before the police in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
Zeenat Aman joins 'Panipat' cast
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Zeenat Aman has joined the cast of Ashutosh Gowarikers magnum opus "Panipat" for a cameo.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bulk of money is invested in mediocre films: Konkona
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress-director Konkona Sen Sharma says though a set of niche audience members and filmmakers are encouraging a new wave of Indian cinema which breaks stereotype, in the larger picture, the investment still happens for formula films as opposed to alternative narratives.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka thanks in-laws for taking her as daughter
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has thanked her in-laws Kevin and Denise Jonas for loving her like their own daughter.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengal striking doctors want open door meeting with Mamata
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Monday reiterated their demand to hold an open door meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in presence of "live media" and said they have not received any official invitation from the state government regarding any meeting.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Leave cricket, go wrestle: Dejected Pakistan fan
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Pakistan's crushing defeat to India in their crucial World Cup fixture has left many Pakistani fans disappointed, with questions being raised about the fitness level of the players and demands for them to give up cricket.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Electricity restored in Argentina after historic blackout
Buenos Aires, June 17 (IANS) Electricity was restored across Argentina after a massive power outage due to an electrical grid failure led to a historic blackout in the country.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Politics
Apna Dal to consolidate Kurmi base with Shahuji anniversary
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) The Apna Dal is all set to consolidate its Kurmi vote bank in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi, MP's take oath in 17th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other MPs on Monday took oath in the 17th Lok Sabha which will see the passing of the Union Budget and some key legislations including the Triple Talaq Bill being on top of the government's agenda.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two militants killed in Anantnag gunfight
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Monday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Don't bother about numbers, participate actively: PM to Opposition
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) On the first day of the 17th Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the Opposition not to bother about their numbers, telling them to "speak actively and participate" in House proceedings.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google accused of unlawfully copying song lyrics
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) Genius Media, a US-based digital media company that specialises in song lyrics, has accused Google of copying their work to display in its Search results for years without permission and has asked the search-engine giant to address the situation.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump to roll out new healthcare plan in few months
Washington, June 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced that he will roll out a new healthcare plan in the next few months.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
ALERT: PM Modi takes oath in 17th Lok Sabha
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2019-06-17
Category: International, Spain,National,Politics
Marquez takes dominating home victory in Barcelona
Barcelona, June 17 (IANS) Marc Marquez celebrated a dominating home victory at the Catalan GP while an apologetic Jorge Lorenzo had his strongest start to a race this season before falling.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Punjab CM congratulates Indian hockey team
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday congratulated Indian hockey team for thrashing South Africa 5-1 in the summit clash to win the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Dalit man in UP charred to death post India-Pak match
Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh), June 17 (IANS) A young man was charred to death when his hut with a thatched roof went up in flames early on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
A 'power' shock for electricity consumers in UP
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Power consumers in Uttar Pradesh are in for a major post-poll shock with the UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) proposing a 25 per cent hike for domestic power consumers.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
With no monsoon rains, drought-like situation grips Andhra
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh is witnessing unrelenting heat, depleting ground water, fall in reservoir levels as the delayed and sluggish monsoon has left the fields parched and farmers worried.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Celebrating India's win over Pak as our own: Baloch activist
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Mehran Marri, one of the prominent Baloch human rights activists, has congratulated Team India for their comprehensive win over Pakistan in the World Cup and said the people of Balochistan are celebrating the victory as their own.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Saif, Alaia start shooting for 'Jawaani Jaaneman'
London, June 17 (IANS) Actress Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia F and actor Saif Ali Khan have started shooting for "Jawaani Jaaneman" here.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amarinder seeks Shah's intervention after Punjabi driver thrashed by Delhi Police
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday condemned an incident in which a Sikh tempo driver was beaten up by the Delhi Police and sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah's intervention in the matter.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SRK pairs up with son Aryan for 'The Lion King'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan will be lending their voice for King Mufasa and his son Simba respectively in the Hindi version of Disney's upcoming live-action film "The Lion King".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Virendra Kumar takes oath as Pro tem Speaker
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister and seven-time MP Virendra Kumar on Monday took oath as the Pro tem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tech firms can't dodge responsibility for chaos they create: Cook
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) Taking a dig at tech giants like Facebook over privacy violations and the unabated spread of fake news, Apple CEO Tim Cook has asked fellow technologists to start taking responsibility for their actions.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Researchers build AI system to connect vision, touch
New York, June 17 (IANS) A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a predictive Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can learn to see by touching and to feel by seeing.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Karnataka doctors on day-long strike, OPDs shut
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) About 40,000 doctors, paramedics and nurses began a day-long strike on Monday in state-run and private hospitals across Karnataka in support of their West Bengal colleagues, seeking safety, security and protection at work, an official said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Netanyahu names Golan Heights establishment after Trump
Tel Aviv, June 17 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the establishment of 'Ramat Trump', a new Golan Heights community named after the US President, the media reported.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Sensex in red, Reliance Industries down 1.57%
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Indian equities traded in red during the morning trade session on Monday after opening slightly higher. Index heavyweight Reliance Industries was down 1.56 per cent on the BSE.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Blaze guts houseboats on Srinagar lake
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Two houseboats afloat in the Nigeen Lake here in Jammu and Kashmir caught fire early on Monday and were completely destroyed, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NZ unveils plan to protect endangered dolphin
Wellington, June 17 (IANS) The New Zealand government on Monday unveiled a plan to expand and strengthen the protection for the endangered Maui and Hector's dolphins.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Soldier injured in ceasefire violation in Poonch
Jammu, June 17 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was injured on Monday as Pakistan violated ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Over 90 kinds of birds settle in Shanghai Disney Resort
Shanghai, June 17 (IANS) More than 90 kinds of birds have settled in a wetland park at the Shanghai Disney Resort, authorities said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan lacked out of the box thinking: Tendulkar
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar feels Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was confused and didn't have a set game plan against arch-rivals India resulting in the crushing 89-run defeat (DLS method) in the crucial World Cup fixture at the Old Trafford.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ANZ New Zealand CEO steps down amid probe
Wellington, June 17 (IANS) ANZ New Zealand's CEO, David Hisco, is stepping down from his post amid an internal investigation of personal expenses, the bank announced on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Windies, Bangladesh aim to return to winning ways (Preview)
Taunton (England), June 17 (IANS) After suffering two defeats in their last three fixtures, both West Indies and Bangladesh will aim to return back to winning ways when they face each other in their crucial World Cup tie at the Cooper Associates County Ground, here on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Lucknow doctors go on 24-hour strike
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Health care services in the Uttar Pradesh capital were largely crippled on Monday as over 10,000 doctors proceeded on strike in support of their counterparts in West Bengal.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
'SL attacks hint at new type of terrorism threat in South Asia'
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said that the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide attacks in Sri Lanka had sent a clear and strong message that a new type of terrorism threat has arrived in South Asia.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
It's getting tougher and tougher, admits Sarfaraz
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) After facing a crushing 89-run defeat against arch-rivals India that was also their third loss in five games, Pakistan's proposition of making it to the semifinals of the ongoing World Cup has become tougher, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed admits.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
US expected to discuss sending more troops to M-E
Washington, June 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration is expected to discuss whether to send additional troops to the Middle East after two oil tankers came under attack in the Gulf of Oman last week.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bhuvneshwar out for next 2-3 games, confirms Kohli
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who suffered a hamstring injury against Pakistan, will be sidelined for a maximum of three games in the ongoing World Cup, skipper Virat Kohli has confirmed.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Doctors on strike in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) Doctors in Kerala from both private and state-run hospitals went on a token strike on Monday in the wake of the recent assault on their counterparts in West Bengal.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ready for Mallorca Open after shoulder surgery: Sharapova
Palma (Spain), June 17 (IANS) Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova is hoping to live up to fan expectations at the 2019 Mallorca Open, following right-shoulder surgery she underwent in February.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Copa America: Qatar notch unexpected draw against Paraguay
Rio de Janeiro, June 17 (IANS) The Qatari national soccer team, headed by Spain's Felix Sanchez, secured an unexpected 2-2 draw against Paraguay, fighting back from a two-goal deficit and notching their first ranking point ever in Copa America action in Rio de Janeiro.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
PM's top priority: Solve UP water crisis before 2022 polls (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) By 2021, a year before Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls, India's largest state would have enough water to quench the thirst of its over 20 crore people. After writing personal letters to UP's village pradhans to conserve water, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now instructed Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to solve UP's "water crisis" within next two years.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'US waging war against Palestinians'
Ramallah, June 17 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtaye has accused the US administration of waging a financial and political war against the Palestinian Authority.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
US considering military response: Pompeo on Iran
Washington, June 17 (IANS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the US considers "a full range of options" to respond to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Trump launches attack against 'dishonest' newspapers
Washington, June 17 (IANS) U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at The New York Times and The Washington Post, as tensions between the White House and some of the nation's mainstream media continue to grow.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
No meeting of opposition parties so far on floor strategy
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Even as the government called an all-party meeting ahead of the Parliament session on Sunday and the BJP parliamentary party executive met, no meeting of opposition parties has been held so far to decide the floor strategy.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gulf tanker attacks: Iran says UK's stance 'unacceptable'
Tehran, June 17 (IANS) The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned British Ambassador to Tehran Robert Macaire over the accusations by London against Tehran concerning the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Tehran Times daily reported.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
NDA will seek to fulfil 130 cr Indians' dreams: Modi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that BJP will be at the forefront of pro-people governance in the spirit of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas" and the NDA will look forward to fulfil the dreams of 130 crore Indians who have reposed their faith in it.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Body of minor girl missing for two days found
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A minor girl who had gone missing two days ago was found dead near her house on Sunday, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Myanmar forces coordinate to target NE militant camps
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a coordinated operation between the armies of India and Myanmar, several camps of militant groups operating in some north-eastern states have been destroyed inside Myanmar's territory, defence sources said here on Sunday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India romp to 89 run win over Pakistan in WC clash
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) India on Sunday beat Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in their rain-interrupted 2019 ICC World Cup clash at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Policeman attacked with sword after traffic accident
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A police officer was injured after allegedly being attacked by a sword by a tempo driver following an accident between their vehicles on Sunday, police said.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suspected thief beaten to death by shop-owner
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A man was beaten to death here for allegedly stealing a mobile and another electronic item from a shop here last month, police said on Sunday. The shop-owner has been arrested.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana CM meets family of An-32 crash victim
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Ministe Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday visited residence of An-32 crash victim, Flight Lt Ashish Tanwar, in Palwal to express his condolences to the bereaved family.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Former diplomats advise caution over Pakistani intelligence inputs on terror attack
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan sharing intelligence inputs about a major terror strike in Kashmir is a good development but there is a need to be circumspect, former diplomats have said, noting that Islamabad is facing pressure from the US and organisations such as FATF to take concrete action against terror groups.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Three civilians injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, June 16 (IANS) Three civilians were injured as the Pakistani army violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday, police said.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Girl throws acid on boyfriend for ending relationship
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In an unprecedented case, a girl attacked her boyfriend with acid after he ended their relationship, in the belief that he would be forced to marry her if he was defaced.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi tells NDA leaders to work unitedly for people
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) met here on Sunday to discuss coordination and strategy ahead of the start of Parliament session on Monday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sarfaraz trolled for not paying heed to Imran's advice
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was trolled on social media after he did not pay heed to Prime Minister Imran Khan's advise about winning the toss and batting first in their high-voltage World Cup clash against India here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Bhuvneshwar out of Pakistan match with hamstring injury
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) Bhuvneshwar Kumar won't be able to take further part in India's World Cup tie against Pakistan. Kumar injured his hamstring while bowling the fourth ball of the fifth over and had to walk off the field, here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Yashovardhan Birla declared willful defaulter by UCO Bank
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) UCO Bank on Sunday declared Yashovardhan Birla, the Director of Birla Surya Ltd, as a willful defaulter after the company failed to repay loans of Rs 67.65 crore.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Striking doctors ready to meet Mamata - in media's presence
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The striking doctors in West Bengal on Sunday decided to hold talks with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to immediately end the impasse but said there should be media coverage of the deliberations to avoid discrepancies.
2019-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bengal BJP chief blames Mamata for NRS impasse
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) BJP's West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh on Sunday blamed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the deplorable condition of healthcare services due to the ongoing doctors' strike and their refusal to visit the state Secretariat.
2019-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Two armed robbers arrested in separate incidents
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Delhi police have arrested two armed robbers in two separate operations and recovered two country-made pistols, one each from the possession of the two accused, the police said on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man arrested for duping woman of Rs 4.49 lakh
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Delhi Police has arrested a cheat who duped a woman of Rs 4.49 lakh through electronic means.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa doctors to join nationwide protest on Monday
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) Medical professionals in Goa has decided to join the Indian Medical Association's (IMA) call for a nationwide closure of non-essential medical services on June 17 to show solidarity with doctors in West Bengal and support the demand for a special legislation to make assault on doctors a non-bailable offence.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Was aiming 260-270, crossing 300 a boost: Rahul
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) India batsman K.L. Rahul has admitted that he was a little nervous when he walked out to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma in the much-anticipated World Cup clash against Pakistan here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Drought-hit Karnataka seeks central funds for relief works
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Reeling under severe drought and delay in the onset of monsoon rains, Karnataka has sought Rs 1,500 crore from the Central government to fund relief works in the state, an official said on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Indian, Pakistani troops in heavy gun fight on LoC
Jammu, June 16 (IANS) Indian and Pakistan troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday, defence sources said.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PM pitches for non-disruptive Parliament at all-party meet (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A day ahead of the commencement of Budget session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged floor leaders of different political parties in the Parliament to keep political differences aside and not disrupt the functioning of the two Houses.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress' Wadettiwar to be Maharashtra's new Leader of Opposition
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader from Vidarbha, Vijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar, will be the new Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly, a senior party leader said here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ranveer Singh makes his commentary debut in World Cup
London, June 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh made his commentary debut with Star Sports alongside cricket stars Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,World Cup 2019,Bollywood
Dip in mercury brings relief to Delhi residents
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Bringing relief from the prolonged spell of intense heat, the temperature in the national capital dipped substantially on Sunday, thanks to cyclone Vayu that caused rains to neighbouring states. Monday is also expected to see similar weather.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kohli walks back despite not hitting the ball
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli walked despite not hitting the ball as Pakistan managed to rein in and keep the Indian juggernaut under control in the last five overs, restricting them to 336/5 in their heavyweight World Cup clash on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Wadettiwar to be Maharashtra's new Leader of Opposition
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader from Vidarbha, Vijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar will be the new Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly, a senior party leader said here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Arbaaz Khan, Lalit Pandit launch entertainment app
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actor Arbaaz Khan, music composer Lalit Pandit and actress Kainaat Arora have launched Jeeoguru app, a streaming and entertainment platform, which will also provide new talent an opportunity to showcase their skills.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lobbying begins in BJD for Rajya Sabha berths from Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) Lobbying has started within the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after the Election Commission announced the date for holding bypolls for three Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Bhopal rape a bid to defame MP government: Minister
Bhopal, June 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Public Relation Minister P.C. Sharma on Sunday linked the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl last week with a plot to defame the state government.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rohit, Kohli steal show as India post 336/5 against Pakistan
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) India's captain and vice-captain ran the show in their much-awaited World Cup clash against Pakistan here on Sunday. While Rohit Sharma smashed a masterful 140 off 113 balls (4x14, 6x3), skipper Virat Kohli hit a 65-ball 77 (4x7) as India scored 336/5 in the allotted 50 overs.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Harshvardhan Rane to head to London for 'Taish'
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane says he will start shooting for Bejoy Nambiar's directorial "Taish", a revenge drama, in London in July.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter app returning to macOS
San Francisco, June 16 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it will be bringing back "Twitter to Mac" with help from Apple's Project Catalyst, Pro, which is Apple's initiative to help developers port their iOS apps into Mac.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Big filmmakers don't want TV face as lead: Shaheer
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) "Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke" actor Shaheer Sheikh has been part of the telly world since 2009 and been offered roles in movies too, but is yet to make his Bollywood debut. He says it's not that simple as most big filmmakers aren't keen on taking a "TV face" as their main character.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
J&K policeman injured in 'fidayeen' attack succumbs
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) A Jammu and Kashmir Police officer, who was critically injured in a 'fidayeen' attack in Anantnag last week, succumbed at the AIIMS Delhi where he was flown to for treatment on Sunday, police said.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Himachal CM extols benefits of yoga in Amsterdam
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) Yoga can have sustained positive effects on the physical, mental and spiritual health, according to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Petrol price down 6 paise across metros
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Petrol price declined by 6 paise across the four metropolitan cities in the country on Sunday, data from the Indian Oil Corp's website showed.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Love for TikTok lands youth in jail
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A 20-year-old youth's craze for TikTok landed him in jail as he was arrested for snatching an iPhone that had better camera features in order to record his videos in East Delhi's Preet Vihar area, police said Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nirmal maintains lead in Karting Championship
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Chennai's Nirmal Umashankar consolidated his lead in the X-30 class of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Championship at the Meco Kartopia near Bengaluru on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
Move to allow casinos near new Goa airport opposed
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) After Panaji, the BJP-led coalition government was trying to develop a gambling den near the upcoming international airport at Mopa in North Goa, alleged former state RSS chief Subhash Velingkar, here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kohli becomes fastest batsman to score 11,000 runs
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli rose to the challenge on Sunday against Pakistan and added another feather to his cap by becoming the fastest player in the history of the game to cross the 11,000-run mark in ODIs.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
WWE celebrates legendary father-son duos this Father's Day
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) They often say 'like father, like son' and in the business of wrestling, there have been many who have followed in their father's footsteps. This Fathers Day, take a trip down memory lane as we list down the great dads and their sons who carry their on fathers legacy.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
TMC for Women's Reservation Bill, electoral reforms
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC) here on Sunday demanded passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in the upcoming parliamentary session and use of ballot papers in elections.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B-Town cheers Team India against Pakistan
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Amid the ongoing ICC World Cup India-Pakistan match at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Greater Manchester, on Sunday, a string of Bollywood celebrities, like Anupam Kher, Sudhir Mishra and Randeep Hooda, took to social media to cheer the men in blue.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
8 killed after car hits truck on Yamuna Expressway near Mathura
Mathura, June 16 (IANS) Eight persons of a family, including an 11-year-old girl, were killed after the car they were travelling in rammed into a truck on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, the police said.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rohit smashes ton, breaks 23-yr old record with Rahul (2nd Lead)
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) India's vice-captain Rohit Sharma struck his 24th ODI hundred as India was placed in a comfortable position against Pakistan in their heavyweight World Cup clash on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Kyrgyz President gifts hat, coat to Modi
Bishkek, June 16 (IANS) Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has gifted a traditional hat and coat of his country to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Politics
Disruptions bad for Parliament, Modi tells MPs
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told floor leaders of different political parties in the Parliament to keep political differences aside and not disrupt the functioning of the two Houses.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal hills offer exciting break from heat wave
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) With showers almost on every alternate day and unlike no major water blues in the Himachal hills this time, the destinations in the state are teeming with tourists. Better facilities and a range of option from nature park to nature walk besides adventure sports is drawing a huge crowd up the slopes.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Harsh Vardhan reviews situation after 84 children die of encephalitis in Bihar
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday stressed the need for research on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) that has caused the deaths of 84 children so far in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Striking doctors ready to meet Mamata - with media present
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The striking doctors of West Bengal on Sunday decided to hold talks with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to immediately end the impasse but said there should be media coverage of the deliberations to avoid discrepancies.
2019-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Infinix's Hot 7 Pro to go on sale from June 17
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Transsion Holding's online-exclusive sub-brand Infinix new Infinix Hot 7 Pro smartphone will be available at Rs 8,999 on Flipkart from June 17 to June 21, the company said on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, India,Technology
Week ahead to be choppy, trade cautiously (Column: Market Watch)
Markets continued to remain choppy and gained on two trading days, lost on two days and were flat on the fifth day. BSE SENSEX lost 163.83 points or 0.41 per cent to close at 39,452.07 points while NIFTY lost 47.35 points or 0.40 per cent to close at 11,823.30 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose a little more at 0.51 per cent, 0.60 per cent and 0.70 per cent respectively. Dow Jones gained 105.67 points or 0.41 per cent to close at 26,089.61 points.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Kerala Congress (Mani) splits, 2 months after founder's death
Kottayam (Kerala), June 16 (IANS) Trouble has broken out in Kerala Congress (Mani), the third biggest ally of the Congress-led United Democratic Front in Kerala.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Tiger protects Disha from fans while leaving eatery
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff protected actress Disha Patani from getting mobbed by fans while leaving a restaurant here.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rohit, Rahul steal show, get India off to perfect start against Pakistan
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) Openers, led by vice-captain, Rohit Sharma, gave India a dream start and threw down the gauntlet to Pakistan in their heavyweight World Cup clash here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Shreya, Sonu Nigam come together for love song
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Singers Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam are reuniting for a love song, the title track of the forthcoming film "Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna".
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NIA search operation in Madurai for IS sympathisers
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team carried out searches in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on Sunday following information about suspected IS supporters, officials said.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan fan arrives on horseback to watch India-Pak WC clash
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) Of the many colourful scenes on display ahead of the India-Pakistan World Cup clash on Sunday, one that caught everyone's attention was a fan riding a horse to the Old Trafford Cricket Ground here.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
4,000 kg of plastic bags seized in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) The Punjab Pollution Control Board, along with the local civic bodies, has seized nearly 4,000 kg of plastic carry bags in raids conducted to check the sale of the banned product in the state, an official said on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Aparshakti, Darshan, Akasa team up for World Music Day
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Artistes like Aparshakti Khurana, Darshan Raval, Akasa, Aastha Gill and Arjun Kanungo have joined forces for the celebration of World Music Day on June 21.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tripura CM urges new waterways with Bangladesh
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has requested the Centre to create new waterways between the state and Bangladesh to boost trade and tourism in the northeastern region, an official said on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
World Cup cricket unites warring Goa leaders
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) Sunday's World Cup cricket match against Pakistan has united all political parties in Goa with rival political leaders issuing a joint video message wishing good luck to Team India.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Sports
On Father's Day, Mahesh Bhatt thanks his daughters
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) In a departure from tradition, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt marked Father's Day on Sunday by thanking his daughters, Pooja, Alia and Shaheen.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ind-Pak clash: Rohit rises to challenge, hits 34-ball 50
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) On the big stage, against Pakistan, India's vice captain Rohit Sharma raised a fluent 34-ball 50 to give the team a brisk start here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Congress 'lauds' Goa CM for not falling to blackmail from cabinet colleagues
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) In a sarcastic tweet, Goa Congress spokesperson Trajano D'Mello on Sunday backed Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for not falling to "blackmail" from his cabinet colleagues over the allotment of portfolios in the recent round of allocation of ministries.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chardham highway threatens Corbett's memorial
Rudraprayag, June 16 (IANS) A park and a mango tree, commemorating the legacy of hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett in this part of Uttarakhand, are facing an existential threat due to the Rs 12,000 crore all-weather Chardham highway project.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Neil Nitin Mukesh wraps up shooting for 'Saaho'
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has wrapped up shooting for "Saaho" and called the upcoming film a "beautiful journey".
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cricket-lovers in Bhopal perform 'rudrabhishek' for India's win
Bhopal, June 16 (IANS) Cricket-lovers in Bhopal on Sunday offered prayers to Lord Shiva for Indian team's victory in their one-day clash against Pakistan in World Cup 2019.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket,Religion
Jaipur designer emphasises handicrafts, disputes mechanisation
Jaipur, June 16 (IANS) A series of nine hasta mudras (hand gestures) jutting out of a wall full of copper discs at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi often leaves visitors in awe.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Taiwanese queues 24 hours to be first into new Apple Store
Taipei, June 16 (IANS) An Apple fan waited around a day to become the very first person to enter Taiwans second official Apple store in the Xinyi district of the capital Taipei, news website Taipei Times reported on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
We have a bold captain in Sarfaraz: Imran Khan
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) India-Pakistan clash in any sporting discipline brings fans to the edge of their seats, and when the contest is in a cricket field, it is no less than a war.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Warner meets net bowler who he struck on head
London, June 16 (IANS) Australia batsman David Warner has met the net bowler he struck on the head with a powerful drive a week ago. Jaykishan Plaha faces six weeks of recovery after he was knocked down at The Oval, leaving a visibly upset Warner as he was treated at the ground.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Saudi Arabia wants no war, firm against threat: Crown Prince
Riyadh, June 16 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud said on Sunday that his country wants no war in the region but will not hesitate to deal with any threat.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Disruptions not good for Parliament, says Modi
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told floor leaders of parties in Parliament to keep political differences aside and not to disrupt the functioning of the two Houses.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala Blasters ink 5-year deal with Jain University
Kochi, June 16 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) has announced a five-year partnership with the deemed-to-be-university run by the Jain Group, which has emerged as of the top educational institutions in this category.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Pakistan win toss, put India into bat
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and asked India to bat first in their World Cup group stage encounter at the Old Trafford on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Geo-political tensions, monsoon's progress to steer equities (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Rising geo-political tensions in the Persian Gulf region along with concerns over global economic growth and the pace of monsoon's progress will flare-up volatility in the Indian equity market next week, experts opined.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Father, son die in Goa road accident
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) Locals set a jeep driven by a Maharashtra-based driver on fire, after a father and son duo were killed in a head-on collision at the Siolim-Chopdem bridge on Sunday morning.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ADB approves Rs 1,650 cr infra projects in Tripura
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved projects for infrastructure development worth Rs 1,650 crore ($235 million) in seven of the eight district headquarter towns in Tripura, an official release said here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Mass protest staged in HK over extradition bill
Hong Kong, June 16 (IANS) A mass protest was staged in Hong Kong on Sunday calling for the complete withdrawal of the government's extradition bill and the resignation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam, a day after she announced the suspension of the controversial legislation.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
B-Town celebs with their 'heroes' on Father's Day
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) A gamut of Bollywood stars such as Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar were all praise for their fathers -- their heroes -- on Father's Day on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fadnavis reshuffles Cabinet, drops 6 Ministers, inducts 13
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) With an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections in four months, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday reshuffled his cabinet by dropping six Ministers and inducting 13 others.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Opposition raises farmers' issues at all-party meeting
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attended an all-party meeting ahead of Parliament session, which begins on Monday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajniesh's past life connection with wars, spirituality
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Actor Rajniesh Duggall, currently seen as Lord Krishna in a TV show, likes to believe that he has some past life connection with wars, historicals and spirituality as such stories intrigue him.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Lagaan' a memorable, beautiful journey: Aamir Khan
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) As "Lagaan" clocked 18 years of its release in Hindi cinema, superstar Aamir Khan called the film a memorable and beautiful journey.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rifts in Hurriyat over fund collection, says NIA
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) There are rifts within the separatist Hurriyat Conference in the Kashmir Valley over collection and use of funds raised abroad, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Trinamool worker killed in Bengal, 3 held
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Three persons have been held for interrogation in connection with the killing of a local Trinamool Congress leader in West Bengal's Hooghly district, police said on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
SodaBottleOpenerWala launches comic book on Mumbai's dabbawalas
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) For the second time in six years, Mumbai's much-adored and globally-famed dabbawalas, or tiffin-box carriers, have been immortalised in a special comic book, simply titled "Dabbawala", brought out by restaurant chain SodaBottleOpenerWala.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Mass protest staged in HK over extradition bill
Hong Kong, June 16 (IANS) A mass protest was staged in Hong Kong on Sunday against the government's extradition bill, even after the city's leader announced that she would suspend the controversial legislation.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Rain threat looms large as fans gear up for high-voltage Ind-Pak clash
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) Predictions of rain during the course of the much-awaited India-Pakistan match on Sunday is keeping everyone on the edge. Prayers have started and fingers are crossed as this is not just any other match.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'Shiv Sainiks to help in Ram temple construction'
Ayodhya, June 16 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said here on Sunday that he was confident that a grand Ram temple will be built soon and, if needed, Shiv Sainiks would help in the temple construction.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
7th round of US-Taliban peace talks next week in Doha
Kabul, June 16 (IANS) The seventh round of peace talks between US negotiators and Taliban members will take place next week in Doha, sources said, adding that this time, the two sides are likely to agree on one or two of the four key issues under debate, the media reported.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
'Lion King' fever grips SRK, son ahead of India-Pak match
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan gave "The Lion King" twist to their cricket jerseys ahead of India's match against Pakistan on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I've pushed myself as an artiste with 'Leila': Huma
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) As Shalini, who sets out on an arduous 16-year-long search for her missing daughter born out of a 'mixed' marriage in the latest dystopian show "Leila", actress Huma Qureshi felt challenged to push her boundaries and play the role with full justice and honesty.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Contaminated water forces UP family to seek PM's nod to end life
Hathras, June 16 (IANS) Contaminated water in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras is pushing residents to the wall. Unable to get clean drinking water for themselves, a father and his three daughters have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his permission to end their lives.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
High alert in J&K after Pak inputs on probable terror attack
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) An intelligence input about a major terror strike in Kashmir, reportedly shared by Pakistan, has prompted a high alert in the valley, a top security official said here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Industry, government finances at graver risk from drought
New Delhi/Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Weak monsoons -- long known as a nightmare for farmers -- is no longer just considered a grave risk for agriculture but also for India Inc as well as government finances.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung Galaxy M40: Stunning display, better chipset
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a bid to eat into Xiaomi's mid-segment market share in India, South Korean tech giant Samsung has brought the fourth smartphone in its "Galaxy M" series to the country.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Patients suffer as bengal doctors strike enters 6th day
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Health services in West Bengal remained partially disrupted and state-run hospitals wore a deserted look on Sunday morning as the doctors strike entered its sixth day.
2019-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Froome thanks fans for support after accident
Madrid, June 16 (IANS) Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has expressed his gratitude to the Team Ineos fans, reassuring them that he is focusing on recovering well from an accident he recently suffered.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
O.J. Simpson joins Twitter after 25 years of his arrest
San Francisco June 16 (IANS) Former American football player and actor O.J. Simpson has made his debut on Twitter 25 years after being accused of murdering his wife and her friend.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Over 1000% increase in registered child care institutions in India since 2015
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Despite an increase in the number of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) in the country, it is found that they do not provide the type of nurturing and stimulating environment needed for normal growth and the healthy psychological development to children, a report said.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Priyanka Chopra gets a 'little' dancing partner
New York, June 16 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra was shaking a leg to a Bollywood number along with a new dancing partner.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ADB to provide Pakistan $3.4bn loan for budgetary support
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) would provide a loan of $3.4 billion to Pakistan for budgetary support, a Minister has confirmed.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Harsh Vardhan visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, death toll rises to 81
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday visited Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, where 81 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the past fortnight.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Uddhav, Sena MPs visit Ram Janmabhoomi temple
Ayodhya, June 16 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, his family and all 18 Members of Parliament of the party, on Sunday, arrived in Ayodhya and offered prayers at the Ram Janambhoomi temple.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
China claims broad consensus after UN envoy's Xinjiang visit
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) The Chinese government on Sunday said that it has reached a broad consensus on counter-terrorism with the UN following the controversial visit by a top ranking envoy to Xinjiang where an estimated 1 million ethnic Muslim Uyghurs are living in confinement.
2019-06-16
Category: International, China,Politics
Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos, TV presenter tie knot
Seville (Spain), June 16 (IANS) Real Madrid star defender Sergio Ramos and Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio tied the knot at the Seville Cathedral in a wedding ceremony attended by leading sports and entertainment personalities.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Telecom tower firms seek more relief, priority lending
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The telecom tower industry has urged the Finance Ministry to allow accelerated depreciation rate of 65 per cent on batteries, 20 per cent funding through External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) for the working capital and inclusion of telecom towers in the priority sector for lending by banks.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Venezuela, Peru play scoreless draw in Copa America
Porto Alegre (Brazil), June 16 (IANS) Venezuela and Peru played to a 0-0 draw in their opening match at the Copa America, a Group A contest.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Sao Tome And Principe,Sports,Football
Ex-Leader of Opposition Vikhe-Patil joins Fadnavis cabinet
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Former Congressman and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Sunday joined the cabinet of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Geo-political tensions, monsoon's progress to steer equities (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Rising geo-political tensions in the Persian Gulf region along with concerns over global economic growth and the pace of monsoon's progress will flare-up volatility in the Indian equity market next week, experts opined.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Messi regrets Argentina's 0-2 loss to Colombia
Salvador (Brazil), June 16 (IANS) Lionel Messi has regretted Argentina's loss in their Copa America opener against Colombia and said that the team must take in the positive aspects of the match and guaranteed that there would be many chances to qualify for the quarter-finals.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, says a new study, calling for urgent interventions to promote discussions between patients and doctors about the cost of medicines to treat asthma.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wearable devices to help people with mobility issues walk
London, June 16 (IANS) Researchers in the UK are working on a project that would develop soft, wearable rehabilitative devices to help the elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to a standing position in comfort and safety.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
UP cop dismissed for seeking Yogi government's dismissal
Etawah, June 16 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) constable has been dismissed for demanding the dismissal of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Animals turn star attractions in Tamil cinema
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) Tamil movie audiences audiences are in for a treat as over half a dozen films featuring animals as star attractions are queuing up for release.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Researchers develop algorithm for better robot-human synergy
New York, June 16 (IANS) A team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed an algorithm that accurately tells robots where nearby humans are headed - a discovery that may help humans and robots work together in close proximity.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United States,Technology
Task Force report on direct tax expected after Budget
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The government may have quietly pushed a major income tax reform seeking to reduce tax burden and ease compliance for individual taxpayers.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Copa America: Colombia beats Messi's Argentina 2-0
Salvador (Brazil), June 16 (IANS) Even the presence of star footballer Lionel Messi couldn't stop Argentina from going down 2-0 to Colombia on the first day of Group B matches in the Copa America here.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Sangakkara unhappy with playing condition in England
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is disappointed with the variations in wickets at different venues in England, where the 2019 edition of the ICC World Cup is underway and matches are also being affected due to rain.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Animated TV show on Anthony Bourdain's comics
New York, June 16 (IANS) It's been a year since celebrated chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain's tragic death but fans may now have a chance to see his talents on TV once more in the form of a food-meets-horror animated series, says a report by Channel NewsAsia.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Rain in Delhi brings respite from intense heat
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Light rainfall on Sunday brought respite from the intense heat in the national capital, with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heatwave kills 45 in Bihar in 24 hours
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Severe heatwave left at least 45 people dead and more than 100 hospitalised in the past 24 hours in Bihar, officials said on Sunday. Deaths due to the heatwave were reported from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
Progress in garbage sorting on Mount Everest
Lhasa, June 16 (IANS) Garbage was sorted for collection during the latest climbing season on the north side of Mount Everest in Tibet, officials said here on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
We have been improving with each game: Finch
London, June 16 (IANS) Defending champions Australia are leading the World Cup 2019 points-table after their 87-run victory over Sri Lanka and skipper Aaron Finch feels his side is improving with each game and performing well in the middle overs.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Indian expat drowns in Dubai beach
Dubai, June 16 (IANS) An Indian expat drowned at the Jumeirah Beach in Dubai during an outing with his family, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
With not a drop to drink, UP family wants to commit suicide
Hathras, June 16 (IANS) A father and his three daughters have sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking permission to end their lives because they do not get drinking water.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
UAE calls on world powers to protect Gulf shipping route
Dubai, June 16 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called on world powers to help secure maritime traffic and energy supplies in the Gulf of Oman, following last week's attacks on two tankers in the key shipping channel, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Pressure will be on Pakistan, says Gavaskar
Manchester, June 16 (IANS) Ahead of the highly anticipated World Cup clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, cricketing great Sunil Gavaskar feels the pressure will be on the Green Brigade when the two sides square-off here.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Tahir single-handedly made us strong: Du Plessis
Cardiff, June 16 (IANS) South Africa finally tasted a win in their World Cup 2019 campaign as after three losses and a match being abandoned due to rain, the Proteas hammered minnows Afghanistan by nine wickets at the Sophia Gardens and skipper Faf du Plessis credited his bowlers, especially Imran Tahir for the much-needed win.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Father stabs daughter for wanting to study
Shahjahanpur, June 16 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a man from Shahjahanpur district in Uttar Pradesh allegedly stabbed his 15-year-old daughter with a knife and pushed her into a canal when she insisted that she wanted to continue her studies.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Number game (Column: Tete-a-tete)
I am glad to have lived through the times that have made me the person that I am. Nothing has precipitated a major transition but there seems to be a legitimate need to make a shift in priorities. Some of my dreams have been wilfully shrugged off now, knowing as much as accepting the kind of happiness that works for me. One cannot buy emotional love but I do intend to buy lots of tiny experiences and fun adventures which can keep me going till a day after forever.
2019-06-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Indian minor dead after being left behind in Dubai bus
Dubai, June 16 (IANS) A six-year-old Indian boy died after he was left behind alone in a bus for several hours in Dubai, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Karunaratne blame middle-order for loss against Oz
London, June 16 (IANS) After their World Cup 2019 group stage clash by a massive 87 runs against Australia, Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne felt his team's middle-order failed to click despite getting a good start which resulted in their second loss from five games.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
TikTok suicide, PUBG death: Here's how to fight digital addiction
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Digital addiction is real and it could be as dangerous as drug addiction, warned psychiatrists while outlining practical ways to fight the urge to use gadgets non-stop both among children and adults.
2019-06-16
Category: International, India,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Pakistan to hang mentally ill convict on June 18
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) A Pakistan court has ordered the execution of a mentally ill convict on June 18, according to a human rights law firm.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Melody scores over noisemakers (Column: B Town)
Caravan pre-recorded digital music player, marketed by Saregama (erstwhile HMV music label), reminiscent of your transistor radio from the 1960s and 70s, has hit the market like a storm. Saregama, a dormant company as far as the music scene goes, has not been active as in buying music rights or marketing them for a long time now. Yet, today, the company makes more money out of its old repertoire than other companies.
2019-06-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Now, US-India trade tension hangs over Indian capital markets
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Indian equity markets could come under pressure over the fresh tension between the US and India over trade as India retaliated with tariffs on 29 American products.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SodaBottleOpenerWala brings out comic book on Mumbai's dabbawalas
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) For the second time in six years, Mumbai's much-adored and globally-famed dabbawalas, or tiffin-box carriers, have been immortalised in a special comic book simply titled "Dabbawala", brought out by restaurant chain SodaBottleOpenerWala.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Radicalisation comes closer home (Column: Spy's Eye)
There are fresh Intelligence warnings about Islamic radicals attempting to enter into India through the sea route off the coast of Kerala. Investigations into the horrendous terror attacks made on Easter Sunday congregations in and around Colombo, resulting in a huge loss of life and limb, are meanwhile unraveling the scale of foreign and domestic planning as well as resource mobilisation that had gone into that covert offensive. The Islamic radicals chose soft targets but gave a message loud and clear that they were set to take on their US-led adversaries outside of the two theatres of 'war on terror' - Syria and Afghanistan.
2019-06-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
No one would buy a Huawei smartphone sans Google or Facebook
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Be honest and ask yourself: Would you buy a smartphone that neither supports Android operating system and Google apps nor comes pre-installed with Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram? This is the scenario which Huawei (and its sub-brand Honor) smartphones stare at in the near future - and an imminent fall if the issue does not get resolved in the next one-two quarters.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Infra PSUs can hope for reintroduction of tax-free bonds to raise capital
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The 2019-20 Budget may consider re-introduction of tax-free bonds to raise capital for the infrastructure projects, sources said.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
When tech met history: Apple at iconic Carnegie Library in Washington
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Shakespeare, Plato, Galileo and Newton. The legends came alive in 2019 when Apple (not the 17th-century "aha moment" in the life of young Newton that gave birth to the law of gravity) spent neatly $30 million to restore and revitalise historic Carnegie Library, a 1903 Beaux-Arts building at Mount Vernon Square in Washington, DC.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Towards a happier, less nastier Facebook
Menlo Park (California), June 16 (IANS) Passive use, loneliness and the agony of social comparisons are some of the "ills" being battled on social media and Facebook's answer to these are: easier ways to comment back, a dating feature and a time tracker to check overuse.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Cambodia,Technology
'Article 15' intends to reach out to rural India
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) As the upcoming film "Article 15" is set to release on June 28, the makers of the movie are planning to screen the film in the rural parts of the country, where the caste-based social discrimination is still prevalent.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amitav Ghosh's passion for climate change continues with 'Gun Island' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Three years after making a forceful plea against the effects of environmental degradation, globally acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh returns to the subject by once again focusing on the Sundarbans, which he terms critical for the well being of West Bengal and neighbouring Bangladesh and lamenting that nations around the world are not responding adequately to the global scourge.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Satta Bazaar bids cross Rs 100 cr on India-Pak tie (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) On the eve of the World Cup clash between India and Pakistan, the betting bazaars in Delhi have gone crazy: the police estimates that the bids in the illegal satta (betting) market could have crossed the Rs 100-crore mark in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,World Cup 2019,Sports
Shoshana Chatfield first woman to head U.S. Naval War College
Washington, June 16 (IANS) U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield has been named the new president of the Naval War College, the first woman to hold the post in the institution's history.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
10 killed, several injured in Mogadishu car bombings
Mogadishu, June 16 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 26 others injured in two car bomb blasts in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Somalia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Suman Rao crowned Miss India 2019
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Suman Rao from Rajasthan has won the Femina Miss India World 2019 beauty pageant during a star-studded ceremony at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium here.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
South Africa beat Afghanistan by 9-wickets
Cardiff, June 16 (IANS) South Africa beat Afghanistan by nine wickets here to claim their first victory of the 2019 ICC World Cup on Saturday.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Zuzana Caputova sworn in as Slovakia's first female President
Bratislava, June 16 (IANS) Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova has been sworn in as Slovakia's first female President.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Slovakia,Politics
Patnaik seeks Rs 5,228 cr to deal with cyclone Fani damage
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed that natural calamities should be a criteria for according Special Category Status to states, while asking for Rs 5,228 crore aid in wake of the huge devastation caused by cyclone Fani to public infrastructure, property and livelihoods of the people in the state.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Telangana Congress MLA may join BJP
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) The Congress in Telangana received another jolt as senior party leader and legislator K. Rajagopal Reddy on Saturday dropped hints that he may join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-06-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata, KCR, Amarinder skip NITI Aayog meet
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee skipped the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Stalemate on; Doctors reject Mamata's call for talks
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The much-wanted solution to the junior doctors' strike in West Bengal continued to look ellusive as the agitators on Saturday night turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's appeal for talks, claiming that her initiatives lacked "honesty".
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India thrash South Africa 5-1, win FIH Series Finals
Bhubaneshwar, June 15 (IANS) India beat South Africa 5-1 here on Saturday to win the FIH Series Finals title. Goals from Varun Kumar (2nd and 49th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (11th and 25th minute), and Vivek Sagar Prasad (35th minute) gave world no. 5 India a routine win over the 16th ranked South Africa, whose lone goal was scored by Richard Pautz in the 53rd minute.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Address digital infra, tax & data issues: Start-ups to govt
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Representatives of digital economy and start-ups on Saturday urged the government to build digital infrastructure and scale up and incentivise research & development within India.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
J&K Bank to now come under RTI act, CVC guidelines
Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) The board of directors of Jammu & Kashmir Bank on Saturday decided to bring the bank under the J&K RTI Act, 2009 and the CVC guidelines with effect from Monday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy
India raises duty on US exports as retaliatory action
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Hitting back at the Trump administration for withdrawing trade privileges for certain Indian goods, the Indian government on Saturday raised custom duty on various items, including walnut and apples, exported from the US.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
TUs seek national fund for unorganised workers
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Introduction of a comprehensive unemployment insurance scheme, creation of a 'National Fund' for unorganised workers to provide social security and strict enforcement of Minimum Wages Act were among the key sugegstions given by the various trade unions to the Finance Ministry on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Centre seeks report from Bengal on political violence, Mamata hits back
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the measures it took to contain political violence in the state and the steps it took to bring the culprits to book.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana moving towards high Ease of Living Index: Khattar
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state government was focusing on moving towards a high Ease of Living Index for the people of the state after systematically ushering in a new era of corruption-free governance.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Afghanistan crumble to 125 all out against South Africa
Cardiff, June 15 (IANS) Afghanistan only managed 125 runs all out in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage game against South Africa. With the Proteas winning the toss and electing to field first, Afghanistan were blown away by their pacers and Imran Tahir and it was only a late surge from Rashid Khan that took them to a three digit score.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Striking doctors in Bengal reject Mamata's call for talks
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Saturday again turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's proposal for talks at the state secretariat Nabanna, and stuck to their demand that she would have to come down to the NRS Medical College and Hospital to listen to them.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs, rise to top of table
London, June 15 (IANS) Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage clash at the Oval on Saturday. The victory took Australia to the top of the table with eight points, while Sri Lanka remain at fifth place with four.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Terrorism has shrunk in Kashmir: Governor
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The incidents of terrorist activities have come down in Jammu and Kashmir as the people of the state are not giving shelter to militants, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gurugram woman, lover arrested for husband's murder
Gurugram, June 15 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested a woman and her lover in connection with the murder of her husband here.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trying to ascertain cause of AN-32 crash: IAF chief
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Saturday said the Indian Air Force was trying to ascertain the cause of the recent crash of AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh that killed 13 people.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
NITI Aayog meet: High-powered panel to address water shortage, drought
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, comprising the Chief Ministers chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, focused on water problem and drought and decided to form a high-powered committee to develop a comprehensive strategy to address them. The report of the committee will be submitted in two-three months, officials said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
By-elections to six Rajya Sabha seats on July 5: EC
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday announced by-elections to six Rajya Sabha seats on July 5 which fell vacant as the sitting members were elected to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies in the April-May 2019 elections.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MHA issues advisory to Bengal government on doctors' strike
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday issued an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike by doctors and sought a report on the matter on priority, said sources familiar with the development.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Spanish woman raped in Gurugram, accused arrested
Gurugram, June 15 (IANS) A 23-year-old Spanish woman was allegedly raped by her Facebook friend in Gurugram's upscale DLF phase-1 locality, police said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
High-powered panel for structural reforms in agriculture: Modi
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a high powered committee, comprising Chief Ministers, to recommend structural reforms in agriculture, while urging the states to contribute in making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Satta Bazaar bids cross Rs 100 cr on India-Pak tie (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) On the eve of the World Cup clash between India and Pakistan, the betting bazaars in Delhi have gone crazy: the police estimates that the bids in the illegal satta (betting) market could have crossed the Rs 100-crore mark in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,World Cup 2019,Sports
Netherlands beat Cameroon 3-1 at Women's World Cup
Valenciennes (France), June 15 (IANS) Vivianne Miedema became the Netherlands' all-time leading goal scorer in a 3-1 victory over Cameroon, earning the reigning European champions a spot in round of 16 with two wins in as many Group E matches at FIFA Women's World Cup, here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Strong initiatives needed to revive rural economy: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday emphasised on taking strong initiatives for reviving the rural economy in the country.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G biscuit factory
Raipur, June 15 (IANS) The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from a biscuit manufacturing unit of popular brand Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Human Interest/Society
CAB appoints Utpal Chatterjee as spin consultant
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Saturday appointed former left-arm spinner Utpal Chatterjee as its spin consultant.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mamata appeals to doctors again, says ESMA won't be invoked
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday again appealed to the agitating junior doctors in the state to end their strike, assuring them that her government would not invoke ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) against them.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gehlot seeks Centre's support to strengthen Rajasthan's financial management
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday sought the Centre's help for strengthening Rajasthan's financial management besides demanding the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) be declared a national project.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Make natural calamity criteria for special status: Naveen
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday demanded that natural calamities should be included as a criteria for according Special Category Status to states.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Karnataka wants GST compensation extended beyond 2022
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) Karnataka on Saturday sought extension of the Compensation Act beyond 2022 to bridge the revenue gap likely to arise out of a shortfall in the collection of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
4 arrested in Bengal for Sandeshkhali killings
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) A week after clashes in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali area claimed at least three lives, four persons have been arrested from the region in connection with the killings and for vandalism, the police said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Brazil thrashes Bolivia 3-0 in Copa America
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), June 15 (IANS) Two goals from Phillipe Coutinho and another from Everton Soares proved enough for Brazil to thrash Bolivia 3-0 in the Copa America opener.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Confident to qualify for 24-hour World C'ship in France: Meena
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) The 24-hour Stadium Run, a qualification event for the IAU 24 Hour World Ultra Marathon Championship in France in October, got off to a rousing start at the Mumbai University tracks on a rainy Saturday evening.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
CERN ditching Microsoft as licensing costs shoot up
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) CERN -- the famous scientific lab where the web was born -- is ditching Microsoft as the latter has revoked CERN's academic status, thus, increasing the licensing costs by over tenfold.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
12 police officers killed in Nigeria attack
Wajir (Kenya), June 15 (IANS) At least 12 Kenyan police officers were on Saturday killed while another escaped with serious injuries after a vehicle they were travelling in was hit by improvised explosive device (IED) in Wajir county along the border with Somalia.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Kenya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kohli not focussed on individual competition with Amir
Manchester, June 15 (IANS) On the eve of the marquee India-Pakistan clash at the World Cup, India captain Virat Kohli said on Saturday that while Mohammad Amir remained a threat, his team will focus on the other bowlers as much as on the left-arm speedster.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Jammu traders demand abolishing state toll tax at Lakhanpur
Jammu, June 15 (IANS) Traders in winter capital Jammu on Saturday demanded that the toll tax collected by Jammu and Kashmir government at Lakhanpur entry point into the state be abolished.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Ratings upgrade: Standard procedures to detect default for accurate guidance
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Uniform procedures to track defaults along with increased disclosures on liquidity factors will aid credit rating agencies to provide grater insights into companies, industry insiders said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G biscuit factory
Raipur, June 15 (IANS) The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from the biscuit manufacturing unit of a popular brand called Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Human Interest/Society
Bengal Governor advises Mamata to provide security to doctors
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, advising her to take immediate steps to provide security to the doctors and to take the medicos into confidence.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
WR drops controversial 'head-foot' massage proposal
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Under fire from various quarters, the Western Railway (WR) on Saturday dropped its proposal for providing 'head and foot' massage services to passengers on trains originating from Indore, an official said here.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kerala policewoman stabbed, set ablaze by male colleague
Alappuzha (Kerala), June 15 (IANS) A Kerala policewoman was on Saturday brutally murdered by her male colleague, who first knocked her down on the road with his car, then stabbed her and finally set her ablaze, police said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC: NOC mandatory from receiving country for inter-country adoption
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a foreigner can adopt a child from India only after acquiring NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the diplomatic mission of that country in India.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rishabh Pant joins India team in Manchester
Manchester, June 15 (IANS) Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has reached Manchester and joined the Indian team preparing for the much-awaited World Cup tie against Pakistan on Sunday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Harsh Vardhan for action against doctors' assaulters
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday called for punitive action against those attacking healthcare professionals, saying "strict action must be taken against any one who assaults them."
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Finch's 153 guides Australia to 334/7 vs Sri Lanka
London, June 15 (IANS) Riding on opener Aaron Finch's big century and a quickfire fifty by Steve Smith, Australia posted an imposing 334/7 against Sri Lanka in their World Cup group stage clash at the Kennington Oval here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Punjab CM seeks fresh river water tribunal
New Delhi/Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) Expressing concern over the water crisis in north India, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support for upgradation of his state's water distribution infrastructure, while calling for a fresh river waters tribunal to address inter-state disputes.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Western Railway drops 'head-foot' massage proposal
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Under fire from various quarters, Western Railway (WR) on Saturday dropped its bizarre proposal to provide 'head and foot' massage services to passengers on trains originating from Indore, an official said here.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Mamata again appeals Bengal doctors to end strike
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday again appealed to the agitating junior doctors in the state-run hospitals to end their strike and normalise medical services.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amarinder urges Meghalaya CM to help Punjabi settlers
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) Urging Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to ensure steps to protect Punjabi settlers, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to send a four-member delegation to resolve the settlers' issues.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Hakuna matata! It's 25 years of 'The Lion King'
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Memorable music, story, characters, animation and dialogues. There's a lot of love that fans continue to have for the 1994 film "The Lion King" 25 years on, even as it comes full 'circle' and many await the 2019 version which hits the screens next month.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Geelani condemns arrest of Hurriyat spokesman
Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday condemned the arrest of his Hurriyat faction's spokesman.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Law on Ram temple if all options fail: UP Dy CM
Ayodhya, June 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya has said that if the two options for a solution to the Ayodhya dispute fail, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will bring in a legislation for the construction of Ram temple.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
'Every 20 seconds, 1 Indian suffers a brain-stroke'
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Every 20 seconds, one Indian suffers a brain stroke, or three every minute, and the numbers are increasing alarmingly due to changing lifestyles.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
India will win World Cup, says Kerala numerologist
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) A Kerala-based numerologist who predicted India's victory at the 2011 World Cup, on Saturday said India would do it again this time.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Cricket
Kohli not focussed on individual competition with Amir
Manchester, June 15 (IANS) On the eve of the marquee India-Pakistan clash at the World Cup, India captain Virat Kohli said on Saturday that while Mohammad Amir remained a threat, his team will focus on the other bowlers as much as on the left-arm speedster.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Mamata accuses 'some parties' of spreading disinformation
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Amid partial disruption in health services in West Bengal due to continuing agitation by junior doctors protesting attacks on their colleagues and demanding adequate security, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused "some political parties" of spreading disinformation on social media.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
14 militants killed in Afghan airstrike
Qalat (Afghanistan), June 15 (IANS) At least 14 militants have been killed in an airstrike targeting Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan's Zabul province, the country's Army said in a statement on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
3 Indian labourers killed in Nepal building collapse
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Three Indian labourers were killed and three others injured when a part of an under-construction building collapsed in Nepal's Dang district on Saturday, officials said.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon Game Studios lays off developers: Report
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Amazon has laid off dozens of developers at its little-known videogame branch, Amazon Game Studios, which develops online games.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
South Africa opt to field against Afghanistan (Toss)
Cardiff , June 15 (IANS) South Africa won the toss and opted to field against Afghanistan in their World Cup group stage clash at the Sophia Gardens here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Healthcare services paralysed for second day in Delhi
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Healthcare services continued to remain paralysed for the second consecutive day in the national capital with the members of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) launching its strike on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ghaziabad doctors to hold one-day strike on Monday
Ghaziabad, June 15 (IANS) Doctors in Ghaziabad will go on a one-day strike from Monday to express solidarity with their colleagues in West Bengal, it was announced on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Notre Dame to hold 1st mass since devastating fire
Paris, June 15 (IANS) Two months after being devastated in a blaze, the Notre Dame cathedral will hold its first mass Saturday, which will be officiated by the Archbishop of Paris with a small number in attendance.
2019-06-15
Category: International, France,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Amitav Ghosh's passion for climate change continues with 'Gun Island' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Three years after making a forceful plea against the effects of environmental degradation, globally acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh returns to the subject by once again focusing on the Sundarbans, which he terms critical for the well being of West Bengal and neighbouring Bangladesh and lamenting that nations around the world are not responding adequately to the global scourge.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sunil Chhetri to make digital debut with 'Bombers'
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Football star Sunil Chhetri is excited about making a cameo in a web series "Bombers", a high-octane football drama.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
My dad, my superhero: TV actors on Father's Day
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) The world of showbiz is brimming with superheroes, but for a slew of television actors, their dads are their real superheroes.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Maharashtra CM Fadnavis set to expand cabinet on Sunday
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Seeking to consolidate the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's position before the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will expand his cabinet on Sunday, official sources said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Four youth held trying to cross LoC handed back to families
Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) Four youth, arrested from the Uri sector of the Line of Control (LOC) while trying to cross over into Pakistan-administered Kashmir, were handed back to their families on Saturday after counselling, an official said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
'Leila': Terrifying yet mesmerising vision of future (Review)
Film: "Leila" on Netflix; Cast: Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Rahul Khanna, Seema Biswas and Arif Zakaria; Directors: Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar; Rating: ****
2019-06-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Adobe trains AI to detect Photoshop-edited images
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Adobe, along with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have trained Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect facial manipulation in images edited using the Photoshop software.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Virtual biopsy' device to help detect skin tumours
New York, June 15 (IANS) Researchers have developed a "virtual biopsy" device that can distinguish between healthy skin and different types of skin lesions and carcinomas.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Harsh Vardhan for action against doctors' assaulters
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has, here on Saturday, called for punitive action against those who assault healthcare professionals by stating that "strict action must be taken against any one who assaults them."
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New compounding rules make it difficult for tax evaders to get away
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Tightening the screw on tax evaders, the revised guidelines issued by the Income Tax (I-T) Department have made serious offences under black money and benami laws "generally" non-compoundable.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Xiaomi supplier opens 1st India manufacturing plant
Noida, June 15 (IANS) Xiaomi supplier Holitech Technology on Saturday said it has inaugurated its first component manufacturing plant in Greater Noida and will invest nearly $200 million over three years in the country.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Gehlot meets Sitharaman, seeks approval for water projects
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday and requested the central government to approve the proposals for several drinking water projects and the timely release of funds for the centrally-sponsored schemes.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab prohibits sale of uniform, books in schools
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) Punjab has prohibited the sale of uniforms and textbooks in school premises, state Education Minister Inder Singla said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Making India 5-trillion-dollar economy challenging but can be achieved: Modi
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the goal to make India a five-trillion-dollar economy is challenging but can be achieved and asked the states to recognise their core competence and work towards raising GDP targets.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Scholarship scam: How officials, bankers cheated poor students
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Initial investigation by the CBI into the multi-crore scholarship scam reveals a deep-rooted nexus between government officials, private institutions and public sector banks to siphon-off funds meant for poorest of the poor students. Students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Minorities were also deprived of scholarships to pursue basic education.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
12 more kids die as death toll from encephalitis in Bihar at 69
Patna, June 15 (IANS) The death toll from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar rose to 69 on Saturday as 12 more children died, health officials said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Mission UP 2022: Priyanka to meet workers regularly
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) To strengthen the party ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has decided to hold three-four meetings with party workers a week.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uttarakhand CM meets Gadkari, discusses road projects
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday had a meeting with Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Minister Nitin Gadkari here and discussed various road projects in the state.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Passengers to get ORS at Jhansi, Gwalior railway stations
Jhansi/Gwalior, June 15 (IANS) Other than tea, coffee, soft drinks and water, oral rehydration salts (ORS) will now be available for passengers at railway stations coming under Jhansi Division.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Top 5 controversial moments in Ind-Pak encounters
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Whenever India play Pakistan in a cricket match, there's bound to be some drama as players are high on adrenaline, not willing to let their foot down to outplay the opposition.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Greenland loses over 2 bn tonnes of ice in a day
New York, June 15 (IANS) In a sign that this year could once again set records for loss in Greenland ice, researchers have found that the island's ice sheet lost more than two gigatonnes (a gigaton is equal to one billion tonnes) of ice in just a day this week due to a widespread melting event.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Advertisement war continues ahead of Ind-Pak clash
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The digital war between the fans of India and Pakistan ahead of the World Cup clash between the two teams on Sunday doesn't seem to end.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Indian junior women thrash Belarus team 6-0
Baranovichi (Belarus), June 15 (IANS) Indias junior women's hockey team produced an inspired performance against the Belarus development team to record a 6-0 victory in their game on Saturday. With this, the team concluded their tour of Belarus recording two wins, two losses and a draw in the five games they played.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Belarus,Sports,Hockey
Pakistan for talks with India on equality: Qureshi
Bishkek, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan wants talks with India on the "basis of equality" and in a "dignified manner" and has said it's up to New Delhi to decide whether it wants to engage with Islamabad to reconcile issues.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
HK suspends controversial extradition bill
Hong Kong, June 15 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Saturday the "suspension" of her controversial proposed extradition bill which has generated massive opposition in the streets.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
MHA issues advisory to Bengal government on doctors' strike
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike by doctors and sought a report on the matter on priority, said sources familiar with the development.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Record books back India in clash of arch-rivals
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India and Pakistan will face off in their World Cup clash on Sunday at Old Trafford in Manchester. The Indians have won all the six games that the two teams have played so far and the question on every Pakistan fan's mind is whether Sarfaraz Khan and his boys can finally turn the tide on the Men in Blue.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Centre seeks report from West Bengal on political violence
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the measures it took to contain political violence in the state and the steps it took to bring the culprits to book.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Focus should be on collective responsibility to achieve goals: Modi at Niti Aayog meet
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2019-06-15
Category: International, Germany,National,Politics
World War II bomb deactivated in Berlin
Berlin, June 15 (IANS) Bomb disposal squads on Saturday deactivated a 100-kg explosive dating back to the World War II that had been found in Berlins Alexanderplatz square.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security
Nipah scare over, says Kerala Health Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) After one positive case and over 300 suspects, the scare of the second attack of Nipah virus in Kerala is over, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja told the media on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
There's no platform quite like Bollywood: Divine
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Rapper Divine, set to amp up the cricket fever in Manchester with a live performance of his 'SockThem' anthem, is excited about taking his love for the sport to the next level.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Striking doctors reject Mamata's call for talks
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Saturday once again turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's proposal for talks at the state secretariat - Nabanna, and stuck to their stand that she would have to come down to NRS Medical College and Hospital to listen to their grievances.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New compounding rule makes it difficult for tax evaders to get away
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Tightening the screws around tax evaders, the revised guidelines issued by the tax department has made serious offences of black money and 'benami' laws "generally" non-compoundable.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Thackeray, Sena MPs to visit Ayodhya on Sunday
Ayodhya, June 15 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on Sunday along with his 18 party MPs. His wife Rashmi and son Aditya are also expected to join him.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Brathwaite reprimanded for breaching code of conduct
Dubai, June 15 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has received an official reprimand and received one demerit point for breaching the Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the England-West Indies game in the ongoing World Cup at the Hampshire Bowl on Friday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Underground fires in UP forests spark panic
Lakhimpur, June 15 (IANS) Underground fires in the forest ranges of Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh have triggered panic among the local villagers who have started fleeing their homes as smoke has been seen emerging from cracks in the ground.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Biocon facilities receive European regulatory nod
Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has certified the Biocon drug product and substance facilities in the city's southern suburb for good manufacturing practice.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
I love to over-prepare: Alaia F
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actress Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia F, who is all set to make her debut in the upcoming Saif Ali Khan-starrer "Jawaani Jaaneman", says she loves to over-prepare for her character.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India lead Pakistan 6-0 in World Cup encounters
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Cricket is a religion both in India and Pakistan and a clash between the two arch-rivals in the field is no less than a war. Despite closure of bilateral ties, the two teams face-off in multi-nation events and so far, the Men in Blue have won all the six games they have played in World Cups.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
FIR against Srinagar Deputy Mayor, J&K Bank, officials
Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday registered an FIR against Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran, officers of J&K Bank and government officials for misappropriation of subsidy worth crores of rupees to illegally benefit Sheikh's firm, Kehwa group.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Siddhant Chaturvedi opens up on his fitness routine
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi, loved for his on-screen role as MC Sher in "Gully Boy", says going to the gym is not his idea of fitness.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab to prepare water management plan with Israel
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) To prepare a comprehensive master plan for the conservation and management of water resources to tackle declining ground water in Punjab, Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Saturday met a three-member team of experts from Israel in Amritsar.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Centre seeks report from West Bengal on political violence
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the measures it took to contain political violence in the state. It also directed the Mamata Banerjee-led government to investigate the incidents of violence in order to bring the culprits to book.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bountiful cherry crop in Himachal brings cheer to farmers
Shimla, June 15 (IANS) A good, sweet cherry crop -- largely organic as less pesticides are used in its cultivation -- has brought cheer to its growers in Himachal Pradesh, with production expected to be over 520 tonnes this season, up from 225 tonnes last year.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
ICC working closely with police & security services for Ind-Pak clash
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Sunday is not just any other day. Arch-rivals India and Pakistan are set to clash at the Old Trafford in Manchester and there is no denying the fact that it is one of the biggest rivalries on the cricket pitch.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Thousands of Swiss women protest for equal treatment
Geneva, June 15 (IANS) Thousands of women across Switzerland took to streets in protests demanding equal treatment and conditions compared with their male counterparts.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mamata, KCR and Amarinder to skip Niti Aayog meet
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her counterparts from Telangana K. Chandrashekhar Rao and Punjab Amarinder Singh will not attend the first meeting of the Niti Aayog governing council, to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Banerjee and Rao had also skipped the MOdi's swearing-ceremony on May 23.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Discovery of minor's body in Arizona sheds light on illegal Indian immigration
New York, June 15 (IANS) The discovery of the body of a seven-year-old Indian girl in a treacherous desert area in the state of Arizona has put the spotlight on rising illegal immigrants from India trying to cross into the US through Mexico.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sri Lanka opt to field against Australia (Toss)
London, June 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to bowl against Australia in their World Cup fixture at the Kennington Oval on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
2003 game against Pak best memory apart from 2011 WC win: Tendulkar
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli might call it just another game to calm the nerves of his players ahead of Sunday's blockbuster meeting between India and Pakistan at the World Cup, but everyone knows that a clash between the arch-rivals on the cricket field is nothing short of a carnival. Emotions run high, players look to seize the moment and make a statement and even the fans want boasting rights till the two teams face-off next time.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ASUS eyes 50% share in gaming laptop market in India
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) In the era of smartphone gaming where the PC market is declining, Taiwanese electronics major ASUS is aiming for 50 per cent market share in the gaming laptops segment in India while increasing its retail presence from 100 to 200 stores by the end of this year, a top company executive has said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cat filter accidentally used at Pakistan Ministers' live meet
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) A press conference called by a Pakistani Minister soon turned into a 'comedy of errors' after the person running its live broadcast on Facebook accidentally activated the cat filter, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
305 Lucknow cops booked for traffic violations in a day
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) In what could be a major embarrassment for the Lucknow Police, as many as 305 policemen, including 155 traffic personnel, were booked for traffic violations in a day-long campaign in Lucknow on Friday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 die while cleaning septic tank in Gujarat hotel
Vadodara, June 15 (IANS) As many as seven persons were asphyxiated to death in the wee hours of Saturday while cleaning the septic tank of a highway hotel in central Gujarat's Vadodara district.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hundreds of US police officers part of hate groups on FB
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Nearly 400 current and former police officers read and contribute to Facebook groups that promote a range of extremist ideologies including Islamophobia and racism, according to a new investigation by non-profit news organisation Reveal.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
Akhilesh meets governor over law and order situation
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav met Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Saturday and handed over a memorandum about the deteriorating law and order situation, farmers plight and the governments apathy towards issues related to the common man.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Samsung pushes Galaxy Fold launch beyond July
Seoul, June 15 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has further extended the launch of its much awaited foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold beyond July.
2019-06-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Amazon sued again for Alexa recording kids' voices
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) In yet another lawsuit, Amazon has been sued by a Massachusetts woman, who on behalf of her 10-year-old daughter and children from eight other states, is seeking class-action status to sue the e-commerce giant.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Russia condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman
Moscow, June 15 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the attack against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called for refraining from making hasty accusations.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Have nothing to hide: Priyanka shares 5 life lessons
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra Jonas has some funny life lessons to share with her fans.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aditi Rao Hydari recalls her Telugu debut
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari was nostalgic as her maiden Telugu film "Sammohanam" clocked a year since its release on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
People with downward head tilt look more dominant
Toronto, June 15 (IANS) Researchers have found that tucking the chin and lowering the head by just 10 degrees makes people seem more dominating.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Manmohan Singh meets Congress Chief Ministers
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday met Congress Chief Ministers and discussed issues to be taken up at the meeting of the governing council of Niti Aayog later in the day.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anshuman Jha ensures sensitivity in playing gay man
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha, who features with Zarine Khan in a unique story of love with two central homosexual characters, says he wanted to steer clear from the conventional "Bollywoodisation" of such a role.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AI, machine learning help shrimp, vegetable farmers reap good harvest
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning have entered aquaculture and agriculture farms in some states benefitting the farmers in cutting down their labour and the uncertainties of trial and error methods.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Technology
'Spotty showers' may affect much-awaited Ind-Pak clash
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With just a day to go for the much-anticipated, high octane World Cup clash between India and Pakistan, cricket fans across the globe are praying that the rain gods stay away from Old Trafford on Sunday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
This child drummer holds seven world records
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) Six-year-old Devaagyh Dixit is drumming up records - quite literally.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
HK Chief Executive postpones controversial bill
Hong Kong, June 15 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Saturday the "suspension" of her controversial proposed extradition law, which has generated massive opposition in the streets.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Husband drowns wife for refusing sex with Tantrik
Aligarh, June 15 (IANS) A young woman was allegedly drowned in a river by her husband after she refused to have sex with a tantrik (occultist), police said on Saturday. The womans husband Manpal and the occultist Sant Durga Das have been nabbed by the police.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Braces won't guarantee happiness, self-confidence
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Braces can help you get straight teeth but it may not always bring happiness and self-confidence, a study suggests.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal doctors' strike continue for 5th day
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Health services in West Bengal's state-run hospitals remained partially disrupted on Saturday as the "cease work" by junior doctors, protesting against attacks on their colleagues and demanding adequate security measures, continued for the fifth day.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
India look to extend WC dominance over Pakistan (Preview)
Manchester, June 15 (IANS) After having their last fixture against New Zealand washed out, the Indian team will be raring to take the field when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in the most anticipated clash of the ongoing World Cup at the Old Trafford on Sunday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Mahesh Bhatt roots for better world for the disabled
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is all for more opportunities for disabled citizens.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AN-32 crash: Bad weather hampers operation to retrieve bodies
Itanagar, June 15 (IANS) A search operation to retrieve the mortal remains of six of the 13 people who were killed in the AN-32 crash on June 3 were hampered due to inclement weather in the area, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Society has unfortunate lenses to view humanity: Dia
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza, who plays a Pakistani character in her maiden web series "Kaafir", says prejudice needs to be eradicated from the society.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anupam Kher admires Anushka's 'cool attitude'
London, June 15 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher recently had a chit-chat session with his "favourite" actress Anushka Sharma in London.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akshay urges fans not to start 'negative trends' online
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has urged his fans not to indulge in any negative practice on social media regarding his upcoming film "Sooryavanshi".
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vinayak B. Raut named Shiv Sena group leader in LS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday appointed Vinayak B. Raut as the group leader of Shiv Sena's Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Huawei postpones foldable Mate X shipments to September
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has delayed the market delivery of its foldable smartphone Mate X from June to September. Mate X was launched in February this year.
2019-06-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
G-20 energy, environment chiefs meet amid M-E tensions
Tokyo, June 15 (IANS) G20 energy and environment ministers gathered in Japan on Saturday for talks likely to focus on energy security concerns following the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as well as environmental issues.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Manmohan Singh meets Congress Chief Ministers
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday held a meeting with Congress Chief Ministers to discuss the issues to be taken up by them at the meeting of the governing council of Niti Aayog later in the day.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amazon's competitor to Instagram shuts down
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Amazon Spark, essentially a competitor to Instagram, has shut down less than two years since after its launch in July 2017.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rishi Kapoor looks fitter, better
New York, June 15 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, in a latest picture, looks fitter and better.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russians mock Musk, sends toy car into space
Moscow, June 15 (IANS) Mocking SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched a Tesla car into space in 2018, Russian scientists sent their own red car outside the Earth, but the car was actually just a toy.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
31 test positive for HIV in Pakistan
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Thirty-one of 2,500 persons were found to be HIV positive during a screening programme for the virus conducted in Pakistan's Sindh province on Saturday, health authorities said
2019-06-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Doctors at Delhi's AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital call off strike
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Saturday called off its day-long strike announced in support of the protesting medicos in West Bengal
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
No levy rationalisation for telcos likely in Budget
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Union Budget is unlikely to propose any reduction in levies for telcos or allow them more time to clear their spectrum dues to the government, sources privy to the development said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
ALERT: Prime Minister to chair Niti Aayog meeting today
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2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
'Sui Dhaaga' to compete in Shanghai
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharmas "Sui Dhaaga - Made in India" has been selected in the competition category at the Shanghai International Film Festival The Belt and Road Film Week.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Call on Marcus Stoinis to be made next week
London, June 15 (IANS) Marcus Stoinis will travel with Australia to Nottingham -- Australia's venue for the June 20 game against Bangladesh -- and there a final call would be made whether the injured all-rounder would remain in the squad for the rest of the World Cup or not.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Women's Hockey: Indian juniors draw with Belarus seniors
Baranovichi (Belarus), June 15 (IANS) India's junior women's hockey team produced a strong and mature performance in a 1-1 draw with the Belarus senior women's team in their fourth game of the five-match series.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Baranovichi,Sports,Hockey
3 Trinamool workers killed in Bengal's Murshidabad
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Three Trinamool Congress workers were allegedly shot dead in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Saturday, police said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
US concerned about N. Korean activities in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Amidst reports of growing activities of North Koreans in Nepal, Mark Lambert, the special US envoy for Pyongyang, has asked the Himalayan nation's government and politicians not to entertain North Koreans in the country.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Trump's birthday celebrated as #JohnMcCainDay on Twitter
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Taking a jib at US President Donald Trump on his 73rd birthday, thousands of Twitter users celebrated June 14 as #JohnMcCainDay on the micro-blogging platform.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mandarin made mandatory in many Nepal schools: Report
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Many schools across Nepal have made it mandatory for students to learn Mandarin lured by the Chinese government's offer to cover salaries of teachers who teach the language, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh risks Sundarbans getting listed as World Heritage
Dhaka, June 15 (IANS) The official advisory organisation on natural World Heritage has recommended putting the Sundarbans on a list of 'natural sites in danger' as Bangladesh has continued implementing a coal-fired power plant project near the forest.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Morgan, Roy to undergo scans as England face injury woes
Southampton, June 15 (IANS) England would be desperately hoping that captain Eoin Morgan and in-form opener Jason Roy, who got injured during its match against West Indies, get fully fit before their next World Cup encounter against Afghanistan on Tuesday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019
Missing Kerala police officer found in Tamil Nadu
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) A Circle Inspector of Kochi Police, who went missing on Thursday morning, was found in Tamil Nadu's Karur district on Saturday morning and is now being brought back to Kochi, his family said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Denmark's Andersen takes over as UN Environment head
Nairobi, June 15 (IANS) Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen on Saturday took up her new role as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, promising to prioritise greater action on climate change, bio-diversity loss and pollution during her four-year tenure.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook to rank comments to make conversations meaningful
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) In a move to make conversations on public posts more meaningful, Facebook has rolled out an update where it will rank comments to promote those that are most relevant to users.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Root is the glue that holds England together: Morgan
Southampton, June 15 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan has showered praise on Joe Root, saying the star batsman is the glue that holds the team together.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Coutinho stars as Brazil win Copa America opener
Sao Paulo (Brazil), June 15 (IANS) Philippe Coutinho scored two second-half goals as Brazil kicked off their Copa America with a 3-0 victory over Bolivia.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Play responsibly, avoid careless shots: Holder to batsmen
Southampton, June 15 (IANS) West Indies skipper Jason Holder has urged his batsmen to play more responsibly and take ownership of their innings after England thumped them by eight wickets in their World Cup clash at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
The budget and beyond (Column: Active Voice)
How does one determine the finances of a country where the growth rate is slowing, banks are sceptical to lend and tightening fiscal space leaves little scope for adventurism? That is the impossible conundrum facing Nirmala Sitharaman, Indias first woman Finance Minister in the Modi governments new Cabinet. It will be interesting to note how she addresses these pertinent issues facing the Indian economy when she rises up in Parliament on July 5 to deliver her Budget address.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Don't regulate us for the sake of it: Pichai
New York, June 15 (IANS) Facing an anti-trust probe from the US government, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cautioned against those who may want to regulate the tech giants "for the sake of regulating."
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Expats in UAE gear up for India-Pakistan WC match
Dubai, June 15 (IANS) Indian expats in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are gearing up for the World Cup clash between India and Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday, with some hoping that the match doesn't get washed away by the rain, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,World Cup 2019
Close to $1bn approved for environment, climate action
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Countries have approved programmes and projects worth almost $1 billion to tackle growing threats to the environment and to help some of the earth's most vulnerable people adapt to climate change at two consecutive Global Environment Facility (GEF) meetings in Washington this week, it was announced on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Effective policies, not deadlines, the need of the hour (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
As India looks to balance its twin needs of clean energy and increased energy demand, a look at policies that may help in expediting the process is worthwhile. Additionally, there are valuable lessons that can be learnt from other sectors that can significantly assist in taking a call between effective policies and time-bound ones.
2019-06-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Returning astronauts to moon in 2024 could cost $30bn: NASA
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Returning astronauts to the moon in 2024 could cost about $30 billion, or roughly the same price tag as the Apollo 11 spaceflight when factoring in inflation, NASA has said.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Trump rejects firing Conway over violating law
Washington, June 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has rejected firing his aide Kellyanne Conway for several violations of a law banning high government officials from using their positions to influence elections.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Armed man arrested outside New Jersey school
Washington, June 15 (IANS) A US man armed with a handgun and numerous rounds of ammunition, was arrested outside an elementary school in New Jersey, authorities said.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'The Big Bash' of the World Cup 2019 (Column: Close-in)
England's famous ground, the Old Trafford in Manchester, has been a historic venue for Indian cricket. There have been some wonderful moments and equally depressing ones as well. But, overall, India has come out with some magnificent performances there.
2019-06-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Opinion/Commentary,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Gulf of Oman attacks trigger high security on shipping routes
Muscat, June 15 (IANS) Governments and tanker companies were stepping up efforts to protect key shipping routes as the US and Iran traded accusations over attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a waterway traversed by over a third of the world's seaborne crude oil.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Oman,Politics
Muslim students bag 80% of government scholarships
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Students from the Muslim community received about 80 per cent of total scholarships offered under 20 Central government schemes in 2018-19, official data shows.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education