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PFRDA aims to cover 45 crore unorganised sector workers
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority aims to cover around 45 crore people in the unorganised sector under its schemes, its member Supratim Bandyopadhyay said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Andhra not to conduct interviews for government jobs now
Amaravati, Oct 18 (IANS) No interviews will be conducted henceforth for recruitment into government departments in Andhra Pradesh as Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials to conduct only the written examinations.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
10 Bengal girls likely to enter main draw of UTT nationals
Howrah (West Bengal), Oct 18 (IANS) After two rounds of matches on the opening day of the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships, only 10 out of 21 sub-junior girls from West Bengal looked like making the main draw cut.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Amitabh Bachchan discharged from hospital
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from Mumbai's Nanavati hospital on Friday night.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Banking services may be hit Oct 22 as unions warn of strike
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Banking services could be affected next week as two bank unions have warned they will go on a 24-hour long strike on October 22 to protest against the recent bank mergers, falling deposit rates and a call for job security.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MIT, Italian energy major extend low-carbon energy cooperation
Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Eni have renewed their low-carbon energy research collaboration by extending the Italian energy giant's tenure as a founding member of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) till 2023, MIT and Eni said in a statement.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Italy,Science/Tech,Technology
PCB commits blunder after sacking Sarfaraz
Lahore, Oct 18 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed has been sacked as Pakistan captain in Test and T20I cricket. While Azhar Ali has been appointed as Test captain, Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in T20Is until next year's World T20.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Brexit a chance to boost our ties with UK: Italian PM
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Britain's exit from the European Union with the deal agreed this week by its Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the bloc could offer an opportunity to strengthen its bilateral ties with Italy, Premier Giuseppe Conte claimed on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Is a foreign wife criteria for Nobel prize, asks BJP leader
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Friday said that people whose second wives are foreigners are mostly getting the Nobel Prize.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India to host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India will host the 91st General Assembly of Interpol in 2022 as part of the platinum jubilee celebration of its Independence, with the ongoing 88th Interpol General Assembly in Chile approving its proposal by a majority vote on Friday, an official statement said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Cricketer Gulam Bodi sentenced to 5 years in prison
Durban, Oct 18 (IANS) Gulam Bodi, the Indian-origin cricketer who played two ODIs and one T200 international for South Africa, has been sentenced to five years in prison on Friday on corruption charges.
2019-10-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
39th Jr national Kho Kho c'ship to start on Oct 19
Surat, Oct 18 (IANS) The 39th Junior National Kho Kho Championship will commence at the S.M.C. School here on October 19 with the participation of as many as 792 players.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Sebi tightens norms for resignation of auditors
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In the wake of a number of resignations in listed companies off late, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Friday floated stricter disclosure norms for resignation of auditors.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Govt loans from RBI down to Rs 402 cr in week ended Oct 11
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Central government had Rs 402 crore outstanding loans with the RBI in the week ended October 11, according to a weekly statistical supplement of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jio posts Rs 990 cr net profit in Q2, ARPU drops
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Friday reported Rs 990 crore net profit for Q2 ending September, marking a year-on-year growth of 45.4 per cent on a standalone basis even as its average revenue per user (ARPU) fell while both data and voice volume grew significantly.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No evidence of harassment of woman official at BHEL: Police
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) No evidence has been found so far that a woman officer of public sector unit Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), who committed suicide here on Thursday, was being sexually harassed by her colleagues, police said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Speaker must resign on moral grounds: Vijender Gupta
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Claiming that Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel had failed to maintain dignity of the House, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta sought his resignation from the post.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hindu side not part of any Ayodhya mediation effort: VHP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday said that the Hindu side had not participated in any mediation effort after the hearing of appeals on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue commenced in the Supreme Court.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
AAP urges CPCB to publish report on air pollution factors
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Friday said the Central Pollution Control Board has blamed the people of the national capital for a surge in pollution levels in the city.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
High vegetable prices hits the common man's kitchen budget
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Possibilities of regular supply of vegetables have cooled down their prices in the wholesale market but in the retail market, prices are still disturbing the kitchen budget. Also, the garlic prices have caused the housewives' expenses to double.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Three school children killed as van falls into well
Shajapur (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 18 (IANS) Three students of a private school were killed on Friday when a van carrying them from school fell in a well at Richhoda village near here.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naga peace process to be concluded without delay: Centre
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Getting nod from the apex leadership of all 14 Naga tribes and various stake-holders in a meeting held in Nagaland on Friday, the Centre said it has determined to conclude the peace process without delay after the overwhelming support in favour of a settlement of the issue.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corrupt Congress-NCP did maximum harm to people: PM
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance of doing the maximum harm to the state and country because of its corruption.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
L&T Technology Services net up 8% in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) L&T Technology Services on Friday reported Rs 206 crore net profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2019-20, registering 8 per cent annual growth over the same period a year ago.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Now, Bengal Guv crosses swords with state ministers
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Firing fresh salvos at the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday took on ministers making "factually wrong" and "painful" statements about his public utterances and actions and asked the Chief Minister to examine their statements and "deal" with them the way she wants.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian in FBI's top 10 most wanted list, biggest ever hunt launched (IANS Exclusive)
New York/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Considered as one of the biggest ever simultaneous chases in the US and India, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is hunting for an Indian fugitive, Bhadresh Kumar Patel, for the past four years.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indrani claims to have paid $5 million to PC, his son
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indrani Mukerjea has claimed to have paid a bribe of US $5 million to former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram through offshore payments in Singapore, Mauritius, Bermuda, the UK and Switzerland, the Central Bureau of Investigation stated in the chargesheet filed in a special court on Friday in the INX Media case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rajnath okays plan for admitting girls in Sainik schools
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to allow admission to girls in Sainik schools from the academic year 2021-22 in a phased manner, officials said on Thursday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
21 Indians, 6 Myanmarese held for drug trafficking in a month
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday said it has over the last month arrested 21 Indian and six Myanmar nationals for their involvement in drug trafficking. During these operations, the agency, seized 879.80 kg of ganja, 13 kg morphine, 5.265 kg heroin, 1,155 kg of ketamine, 0.7 kg charas, 10.310 kg opium and 1.22 kg methamphetamine, said the NCB.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why UP government took U-turn on mobile ban in colleges
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Within hours of banning mobile phones in colleges and universities, the Uttar Pradesh government has taken a u-turn.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
TV debates in public places banned in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Oct 18 (IANS) Anticipating deterioration of the law and order situation and to maintain communal harmony ahead of the Supreme Court's final verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, the Ayodhya administration has banned television debates in public places in the city.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
TN cash seizure: Report sent to poll panel
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) A report on the cash seizure at Nanguneri assembly constituency from a house where DMK legislator K.S. Saravanakumar was staying has been sent to the Chief Electoral Officer, said a top official in Tirunelveli.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Rahul's copter lands in Rewari after bad weather
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Bad weather prevented Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's helicopter from landing in Delhi on Friday, party sources said. Rahul was returning from poll-bound Mahendragarh in Haryana after addressing a rally there.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How MMS & SMS stripped Religare bare of Rs 3,000 cr (IANS EXCLUSIVE)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Asset stripping is something that Indian promoters have perfected into an art form. For years, the Singh Bros - Malvinder Mohan Singh (MMS) and Shivinder Mohan Singh (SMS) have got away with the proverbial blue murder and finally their luck ran out with their recent arrest. The width and depth of the architecture of their fraud is gargantuan. The FIR against the duo along with erstwhile CEO Sunil Godhwani provides details of the modus operandi of the systematic asset stripping. Moreover, it once again throws into stark relief the fact that regulatory oversight failed and the company which saw an inspection as far back as 2010 managed to operate under the radar, continuing with innumerable irregularities without any fear.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
INX Media case: CBI says unnamed person's statement vital
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The name of a person, who knows crucial things in the INX Media corruption case against former finance minister P. Chidambaram, has been withheld even in the chargesheet, The Central Bureau of Investigation told the top court.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
RIL's Q2 net profit at record Rs 11,262 cr
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reliance Industries' (RIL) consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September touched a record Rs 11,262 crore, rising by 18.34 per cent on a year-on-year basis.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt to achieve 1 billion tonne coal production
Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday said the government will go all the way to achieve 1 billion tonne coal production at earliest and end dependence on imported coal
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
2G scam, PC being flight risk rock Chidambaram bail hearing
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A charge sheet was filed in the 2G case but later everybody was acquitted, said the counsel for former Union Minister P Chidambaram, while arguing in the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order denying bail in the INX Media corruption case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
FATF keeps Pak in grey list, hands 4-month lifeline
Paris/Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday formally announced that Pakistan will remain on its grey list for the next four months, handing it a final lifeline.
2019-10-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Swimming banned off Goa beaches for 48 hours amid heavy rain
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) Swimming has been banned off Goa's beaches for 48 hours after the India Meteorological Department on Friday issued a warning about heavy rain and gusty winds in several parts of the coastal state.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Criminals snatch mobile of Delhi Assembly Speaker's Secretary
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In the latest incident of snatchings and criminal activities targeting high-profile people, anti-social elements targeted the Secretary of Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Corrupt Congress-NCP did maximum harm to Maha: PM
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi charged the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party of doing maximum harm to the state and country because of its corruption, here on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Policy space exists to address growth concerns: RBI Governor
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In what could mean further rate cuts by India's central bank, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has said at the bi-monthly monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting here earlier this month that "there is policy space to address growth concerns", according to the minutes of the MPC meeting released on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bridge across Shyok River to be named after Ladakh's brave soldier
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The bridge across the Shyok River near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, which will be inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, has been named after late Colonel Chewang Rinchen, a decorated officer of the Indian Army who hailed from Ladakh, sources said here on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
BJP, BJD in verbal duel ahead of Bijepur bypolls
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party entered into a verbal duel with the campaign for the by-poll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district reaching the last lap.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Anup K. Singh appointed new National Security Guard chief
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh was on Friday chosen as the new Director General of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) force.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Fresh stock to bring onion prices down in coming week
New Delhi, 18 Oct (IANS) Onion prices are expected to come down in the coming days, especially after Diwali, as fresh stock has started to arrive from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bombay HC order on Grover, Jaising 'bad in law', CBI to SC
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Interim protection from coercive steps is equivalent to anticipatory bail, which is completely unsustainable and bad in law, said the CBI challenging the Bombay High Court order restraining the agency from taking action against NGO Lawyers Collective and its founding members - senior lawyers Anand Grover and Indira Jaising.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indrani claims to have paid $5 million to PC, his son
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indrani Mukerjea has claimed to have paid a bribe of US $5 million to former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram through offshore payments in Singapore, Mauritius, Bermuda, the UK and Switzerland, the Central Bureau of Investigation stated in the chargesheet filed in a special court on Friday in the INX Media case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Jaipur, Kota, Jodhpur to have 2 mayors
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) After making the decision to organise indirect polls and introduce a 'hybrid' model, the Rajasthan government made another surprising announcement declaring that Jaipur, Kota and Jodhpur shall have two mayors each.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Google Stadia Controller will have limited wireless capability
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Google Stadia controller's wireless capability will only work on TV with a Chromecast Ultra but a user at launch will have to plug in a USB-C cable to use it with computers or phones, the tech giant has revealed in a product video.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Vijaykumar: From humble beginning to Godman Kalki
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The search operations by the Income Tax (I-T) department at self-styled godman Kalki Bhagavan's ashram, trust and the business premises of his son resulted in the detection of undisclosed income and seizure of gold, diamonds and foreign currencies valued at about Rs 500 crore, making many a person's jaw drop.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Surat emissions trading scheme cuts pollution, hikes profits'
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The emissions trading scheme for trading greenhouse gas emissions allowances that has been adopted by Surat in Gujarat can reduce pollution 29 per cent while increasing profits for a majority of industrial plants, international researchers said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Milind Soman, wife Ankita vacay in Iceland
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Super hunk Milind Soman and his wife Ankita Konwar have been painting the social media scene red with pics of their Iceland vacation.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man nabbed for cheating job seekers, running fake website
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Kolkata Police has arrested the alleged kingpin of a racket that ran a fake website in the name of the Public Service Commission in West Bengal to mislead and cheat job seekers, a senior officer said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED grills Praful Patel along with Wadhawans
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday grilled former Union minister Praful Patel for his links with Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Iqbal Mirchi in a money laundering case and also confronted him with the promoters and directors of the Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL), arrested in the Rs 4,335-crore Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Gadgets for scribes lands Assam govt in controversy
Guwahati, Oct 18 (IANS) The Information and Public Relations (I&PR) department of the BJP government in Assam has stoked a controversy over electronic gadgets distributed among journalists.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Vodafone Germany in pact with EHang for flying car project
Berlin, Oct 18 (IANS) Vodafone Germany on Friday announced a deal with Chinese autonomous air taxis company EHang to collaborate on building an urban air mobility (UAM) ecosystem first in Germany and then Europe-wide.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Germany,International
Aviation Ministry reviews progress on Air India sale
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Moving fast on the proposed sale of Air India, the parent Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday reviewed the progress made by the airline on various aspects related to its strategic disinvestment.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Cong to thwart BJP's evil designs to spoil culture of NE'
Agartala, Oct 18 (IANS) The Congress is determined to protect the customs, culture, traditional lifestyle, language besides the distinct identity of various ethnic groups and indigenous people in the northeast region as the BJP has evil designs to destroy them, AICC General Secretary Luizinho Faleiro said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Alia Bhatt shares 'priceless moments' with sister Pooja
Mysuru, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has shared some "priceless moments" with her "big sister" Pooja from the sets of "Sadak 2".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No possibility of revival of terrorism: Punjab CM
Phagwara, Oct 18 (IANS) Dismissing as fearmongering the attempts of the opposition Akalis and BJP to spread panic among the people on the issue of terrorism, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday dubbed the opposition's statements on this count as petty politicking, and ruled out any possibility of revival of terrorism in the state.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Saand Ki Aankh', Rima Das' short at China's Pingyao film fest
Pingyao, Oct 18 (IANS) Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar play India's oldest sharpshooters, Prakashi and Chandro Tomar, in "Saand Ki Aankh", and during the film's screening at the 3rd Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (PYIFF) in China, the two actresses got together with their real-life inspirations for a photo-op.
2019-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PC lost weight despite getting home-cooked food inside jail
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's counsel in the Supreme Court on Friday again told the court that the ex-minister has lost weight inside Tihar Jail.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Goa govt wants to fill quarries with garbage, fined by NGT
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) The Goa government wants to fill up existing laterite stone quarries with municipal garbage, but the National Green Tribunal wants to have none of it.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Virat Kohli's superhero avatar Super V on TV soon
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Star cricketer Virat Kohli will soon be seen in an animated superhero avatar in the small screen series, "Super V".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BCCI Jt Secy elect feels the heat as ex-ombudsman cries foul
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) BCCI Joint Secretary elect Jayesh George, who is also the President of the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA), has run into fresh trouble after the 'ousted' ombudsman of KCA, Justice (retd) Ramkumar, on Friday filed an affidavit in the Kerala High Court stating that he was removed before his term ended because he took strong stands.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Settle funding of expressways, SC tells Delhi, Haryana, UP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the representatives of governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to hold consultations to sort out differences on the funding of Western and Eastern peripheral expressways, and also directed the Delhi government to release Rs 1,000 crore for the project.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Belihu, Gemechu aim to retain Delhi Half Marathon titles
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Defending Airtel Delhi Half Marathon champions Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu made their intentions clear at the traditional pre-event press conference -- the Ethiopian pair will be going all out to attack the IAAF Gold Label Road Races course records on Sunday, October 20.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti enter the 'Frozen' world
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas along with her sister and actress Parineeti Chopra will be dubbing for the Hindi version of Hollywood animated movie "Frozen 2".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Conflicting reports continue on Big B's health (2nd lead)
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) While the latest position on Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's health continues to be unclear, sources at "Kaun Banega Crorepati" have said the megastar is expected to resume shooting for the popular quiz show on Tuesday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab CM urges Pak to withdraw $20 as Kartarpur visit fee
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to withdraw the $20 fee imposed by his government on pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.
2019-10-18
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Religion
Kerala serial killer Jolly, accused accomplices back in jail
Kozhikode (Kerala), Oct 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday sent alleged serial killer Jolly Thomas and her two accomplices to jail, after the police did not seek further custody of the three accused.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
YSR Congress MP ties the knot with her friend
Visakhapatnam, Oct 18 (IANS) YSR Congress Party MP from Araku, Goddeti Madhavi, on Friday tied the knot with her childhood friend Kusireddy Siva Prasad, who had played a key role in her poll campaign and proposed her after she was elected to Lok Sabha.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Aviation Min to seek nod for 6 more airports' privatisation
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Undeterred by staff protests, the Civil Aviation Ministry would seek Cabinet approval for privatising half a dozen more airports by the first week of December.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dry fruits from Afghanistan hit in CII Chandigarh fair
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Stalls put up by traders from Afghanistan selling items like 'mamras', a premium quality almond, and other dry fruits were a big hit with the people visiting the 24th edition of the four-day CII Chandigarh Fair that opened here on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Mexico deports 311 Indians trying to cross into US
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With the US tightening H1B visa norms amid a significant peak drop in the number of US visas being issued, there is a possibility that some Indian software engineers may also be trying their luck to enter the land of opportunity via illegal routes in Mexico and Hungary, IANS has learnt.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 held for running call centres that duped US customers
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Seven top officials and employees of two companies were arrested here for allegedly running illegal call centres that cheated US-based customers by using the name of Microsoft Corporation, a police officer said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Landslide BJP victory expected in Haryana, big win in Maha
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP is projected to get a landslide victory in Haryana and a big majority in alliance with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra in the October 21 Assembly elections, according to IANS-CVoter pre-poll survey.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP consolidates OBC base in UP Assembly by-polls
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The upcoming assembly by-elections could give a major jolt to opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh because the BJP is, once again, focusing on OBC and Dalit candidates and, thereby, making a severe dent in the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party vote base.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Smartphone market may return to growth in 2020: Counterpoint
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Launch of 5G devices and services, as well as growing demand in emerging markets like India, Russia, Indonesia, will help the global smartphone market return to growth in 2020, says a new forecast by Counterpoint Research.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
After Article 370 axing, RSS demands UCC, pan-India NRC
Bhubaneshwar, Oct 18 (IANS) National security remained the top focus during the three-day RSS conclave here, apart from focussing on further expansion of the saffron outfit, that has grown manifold since the 2014 poll victory of the BJP.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Kamlesh Tiwari was on ISIS hit list
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The murder of Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari here on Friday has taken a new turn with his wife Kiran Tiwari saying that a cleric from Bijnor was the mastermind behind her husband's killing.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ayushmann Khurrana: It's era to speak about the unspoken
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana feels the Indian audience is now more open to diverse content, and says it is the era where one can afford to be brave and speak about the unspoken.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC raps Delhi Police for having fleet of BS-IV vehicles
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it "cannot have the Delhi Police issuing challans to people for not driving BS-VI norm vehicles, but having its own fleet non-compliant of these norms", as the police insisted that the court relax the procurement norms and allow it to register BS-IV complaint vehicle.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
It's Congress VS Congress in R'sthan over civic polls
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Friday came out against his own government criticising the "hybrid model" which the state government announced recently for the forthcoming civic elections, making it a Congress versus Congress fight in the state.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Lady Gaga and fan fall off stage in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Oct 18 (IANS) Lady Gaga suffered a nasty fall during a concert here after a fan with whom she was dancing with slipped off the stage -- taking the singer along.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jio posts Rs 990 cr net profit in Q2
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Friday posted Rs 990 crore net for Q2 ending September, a year-on-year growth of 45.4 per cent on a standalone basis.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Saand Ki Aankh', Rima Das' short at China's Pingyao film fest
Pingyao, Oct 18 (IANS) Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar play India's oldest sharpshooters Indias oldest sharpshooters, Prakashi and Chandro Tomar, in "Saand Ki Aankh", and during the film's screening at the 3rd Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (PYIFF) in China, the two actresses got together with their real-life inspirations for a photo-op.
2019-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dereliction in duty: EC removes two officers in Nashik
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Observing "unsatisfactorily performance" in electoral preparedness, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has removed a police observer and a returning officer from Mashrashtra's Nashik, where Assembly polls are scheduled to be held on October 21.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Develop park where mining is over: Jharkhand CM
Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday said that the coal companies should follow the norms and develop parks where mining has been completed.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Ranchi Test: Nadeem joins squad as Kuldeep complains of shoulder pain
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Jharkhand left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem has been added to the Indian squad for the third Test against South Africa in Ranchi after Kuldeep Yadav complained of left shoulder pain on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Slowdown happening as Modi 'does not know economics': Rahul
Mahendergarh (Haryana), Oct 18 (IANS) Hitting out the BJP-led Central government over the slowdown, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'does not know anything about economics'.
2019-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Trump, Pelosi face off in 'meltdown' photo
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Signifying the deep political divisions in Washington, a new photo shows US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confronting President Donald Trump at a reportedly explosive White House meeting.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
RIL's logs strong Q2 performance, net profit up 18%
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday reported a 18.34 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September at Rs 11,262 crore, on the back of strong performance in its oil to chemical business.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Goa spent Rs 3.26 cr on day-long GST Council meet: RTI
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) The Goa government coughed up Rs 3.26 crore for hosting a day-long meeting of the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and held last month in a star resort, RTI data showed.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
'Watchmen' examines how society feels about heroes
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) "Watchmen" creator Damon Lindelof says the series examines how a society feels about heroes and about people who wear masks and fight crime.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
People in Haryana, Maha trust BJP more to resolve problems
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP leads the pack when it comes to the people's trust on the parties which can solve the governance problems or issues in a better manner, according to a IANS-CVoter poll survey in Haryana and Maharashtra ahead of the October 21 Assembly polls there.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hooda absent from Rahul Gandhi's second rally too
Mahendragarh (Haryana), Oct 18 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi chipped in at the last minute to address a poll rally in Mahendragarh on Friday with the conspicious absence of former Chief Minister and current party state unit leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
Sophie Choudry: I feel happier when I work out
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Sophie Choudry says fitness is not just about being skinny, but feeling good mentally and physically.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sooraj Pancholi says 'apna time aayega'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Pancholi, who will next be seen onscreen in "Satellite Shankar" four years after his debut film "Hero" disappointed at the box-office, believes in the maxim "apna time aayega".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nidhhi Agerwal: KL Rahul and I are good friends
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Speculations have been rife that actress Nidhhi Agerwal is dating cricketer KL Rahul. Now, the "Munna Michael" actress has set the record straight, saying that they are just "good friends".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EC replaces Expenditure Observer of Ambala
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Election Commission has replaced Expenditure Observer of Ambala after reviewing the performance of observers in the run-up to the Haryana Legislative Assembly elections which is scheduled next Monday to elect 90 members, the Commission said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajnath okays girls' admission in Sainik Schools
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to allow admission to girls in Sainik schools from the academic year 2021-22 in a phased manner, officials said here on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Education
Barcelona vs Real Madrid postponed amid Catalan unrest
Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) The El Classico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed amid unrest in the Catalan city. The match was due to take place on October 26 but has been deferred because of violent protests in Barcelona.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Isha Ambani announces new award category at Jio MAMI fest starting next year
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star will have a new category of award next year onward, Isha Ambani has announced.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA astronauts conduct first all-women space walk
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir ventured out of the International Space Station on Friday for the first all-women space walk to replace a failed power controller, also known as a battery charge-discharge unit (BCDU).
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Contracts of likes of Pujara & Rahane can be re-looked, says Shantha
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli has time and again spoken about how the cricketers playing only one format of the game for the country -- especially Tests -- need to be remunerated well so that not being a part of the limited-overs format or the Indian Premier League doesn't demoralise them. And Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) female representative to the BCCI Apex Council Shantha Rangaswamy believes that with Sourav Ganguly at the helm of affairs, the welfare of cricketers will definitely be the priority.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Who was Kamlesh Tiwari?
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Kamlesh Tiwari would have remained the little known leader of a fringe Hindu outfit had it not been for his gruesome murder in Lucknow on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Erdogan urges Kurdish forces to leave 'safe zone'
Istanbul, Oct 18 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said that Turkey expects the Kurdish militia to leave within 120 hours the safe zone to be established by Ankara in northern Syria.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
SC orders transfer of NRC coordinator to MP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered inter-cadre transfer of National Register of Citizens (NRC) state coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh on deputation for the maximum period permissible under the relevant rules.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chidambaram tried to influence witnesses: CBI to SC
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) opposed the bail plea of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday and told the Supreme Court that he had tried to "pressurise and influence" key witnesses in the INX Media case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
EC appoints Spl Observer for Sikkim by-polls
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday appointed retired Indian Police Service officer Vivek Dube as Special Observer for Sikkim Assembly by-polls due on October 21.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No one close to Modi in race for PM, reveals survey
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) There is no one even close to Narendra Modi when it comes to the choice of Prime Minister of the country, according to a IANS-CVoter poll survey in Haryana and Maharashtra ahead of the October 21 Assembly polls there.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Monetary transmission has worsened since last review: MPC member
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) At the RBI Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting here earlier this month, external member Chetan Ghate had complained of monetary transmission getting worse, according to the minutes of the MPC meeting released on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PMC Bank imbroglio claims 4th life
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Unable to withdraw money for his treatment, a senior depositor with the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank died here on Friday, family sources said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Telangana RTC employees to go ahead with Oct 19 shutdown
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) are going ahead with the state-wide shutdown on Saturday even as the Telangana High Court once again suggested to the TSRTC management to hold talks with the employees as early as possible.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ex-VC's murder shocks Bengaluru private university
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) The gruesome murder of the privately-run Alliance University's former vice-chancellor Ayyappa Dore on October 15 shocked its faculty and students, an official said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP looks set to retain power in Haryana, Maha: Pre-poll survey
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP appears set to retain power in both Haryana and Maharashtra where Assembly elections are slated for October 21 and the incumbent Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar and Devendra Fadnavis are the most favoured choice for the top post in the respective states, a pre-poll survey has shown.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Google Pixel 4 face unlock works even if your eyes are closed
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Google has recently launched its latest Pixel 4 series smartphones with face unlock for biometric authentication in New York. But this feature comes with a major flaw, as it could unlock the phone even if users were not looking at it.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Notice to Himachal, CBI in post-matric scholarship scam
Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday issued notice to the state's Director of Higher Education and the CBI in the illegal disbursement of post-matric scholarship and directed them to file the status report and reply within two weeks.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
16 killed in Afghanistan mosque blast
Kabul, Oct 18 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and 40 injured on Friday in an explosion at a mosque in Afghanistan's conflict-ridden eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Messi signed contract on paper napkin, says Barca ex-official
Barcelona, Oct 18 (IANS) Charly Rexach, the man who helped Barcelona discover Lionel Messi, has said he made the star footballer sign the contract on a paper napkin when he was just 12 years old because he knew he was too talented to let slip.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Dtrack' malware detected in 18 states, Maha tops: Kaspersky
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Maharashtra is in the top in the list of 18 Indian states where samples of "Dtrack" malware have been detected in financial institutions, raising significant concern for security systems, research by Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky revealed.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Technology
2 killed as school van falls into well in MP
Bhopal, Oct 18 (IANS) Two children were killed on Friday in Madhya Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district after a van carrying school students fell into a well, police said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paridhi Sharma faints on the sets of 'Patiala Babes'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Paridhi Sharma fainted while shooting for the Karwa Chauth sequence on the TV show "Patiala Babes".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP, AAP gear up for polls; Cong battles internal strife
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With just four months left for the Delhi Assembly polls, the incumbent AAP and opposition BJP are gearing up to give a tough fight to each other, while the Congress is still looking for a chief for its Delhi unit to lead the elections.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amaal Mallik disses Sonakshi Sinha as a singer
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Amaal Mallik says Sonakshi Sinha's single "Aaj mood ishqholic hai" is the worst auto-tuned song sung by an actor.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ram, Hanuman statues to come up in Ayodhya on Diwali eve
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The UP Lalit Kala Akademi has invited short term bids for fiber statues of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman that are to be installed in Ayodhya before Diwali next week.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
5 killed as Turkey conducts air strikes in Syria
Damascus, Oct 18 (IANS) Five people were killed on Friday by Turkish air strikes in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah despite a cease-fire agreement with Kurdish forces, state news agency SANA reported.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Canon uses Noida technical centre for boost services quality
Noida, Oct 18 (IANS) Canon India on Friday said that its technical excellence centre in Noida plays a vital role in improving quality of its services across both B2B and B2C businesses.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Shiv Sena expels woman who defeated Narayan Rane in bypoll
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Friday expelled its rebel MLA Trupti Sawant - who had become a "giant-killer" by defeating the party's arch-rival Narayan Rane - for anti-party activities, sources said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ED quizzes KKR CEO in Rose Valley chit fund scam case
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), owned by Red Chillies Entertainment and promoted by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, in its probe into the money laundering case involving the Rose Valley Group, which sponsored the IPL team team for two years.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
Ratul Puri spent over $4.5mn on lavish lifestyle: ED
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has accused the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath - Ratul Puri - then Executive Director of Moser Baer India Ltd (MBIL) of "spending over $4.5 million" from a credit card issued from Dubai through alleged AgustaWestland deal middleman Rajiv Saxena on a "lavish lifestyle on holidays travelling in private jets and night clubs".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnson launches drive to win support for Brexit deal
London, Oct 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday launched a drive to win over more support ahead of a crucial vote on his Brexit deal in the House of Commons on Saturday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NEERI to be a monopoly supplier for fireworks industry?
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) It is going to be Diwali Dhamaka for CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) as almost all the 1,070 fireworks units in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu is expected to sign up with it for formulations to make green crackers, said the cracker manufacturer.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Overwhelming majority in Haryana, Maha want Modi to continue as PM
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A majority of voters in Haryana and Maharashtra want change of their state governments and the Chief Ministers immediately but an overwhelming majority want Narendra Modi to remain the Prime Minister and his government to continue, according to IANS-CVoter Poll Survey.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
1 in 4 Indians will ditch air travel for greener options: Study
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Only one in four Indians are willing to take a lower carbon footprint alternative to air travel, even at the cost of inconvenience and additional expense, according to a new World Economic Forum study.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Will try to make it 3-0 this time: Wriddhiman Saha
Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) Despite tough competition for a place in the Indian team with Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha believes their relation has developed over the course of time as they try to help each other with notes on glovework. Saha also said he and his team are aiming to whitewash South Africa in the rubber with a win in Ranchi.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Local employment, business biggest issue in Haryana, Maha polls
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Notwithstanding the BJP's high-decibel pitch for Article 370, local employment and business is the topmost issue for the electorate of Maharashtra and Haryana in the October 21 Assembly elections, according to a IANS-CVoter poll survey.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
TikTok appoints Nikhil Gandhi as India head
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) TikTok on Friday announced the appointment of former Times Network executive Nikhil Gandhi as its India head to drive the next phase of growth for the Chinese short video-sharing platform in the highly competitive market.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
BHEL jumps highest in decade on government stake sale plans
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Heavy electrical equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd(BHEL) on Friday gained over 22 per cent on the BSE over reports that the government may soon divest its stake in the company.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ranchi Test: Dhoni likely to watch Ind-SA game on Saturday
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former India skipper M.S. Dhoni might have been on a sabbatical post the 2019 World Cup, but Ranchi's favourite son is likely to be in attendance when Virat Kohli's boys square off against Faf du Plessis' men at the JSCA Stadium for the third Test of the three-match series, starting on Saturday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
How's The Josh? It's a dish, says Vicky Kaushal
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Vicky Kaushals famous dialogue "How's the josh?" from his superhit film "Uri: The Surgical Strike" is now literally on your menu!
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 sisters in MP observe Karwa Chauth for their single husband
Satna, Oct 18 (IANS) Hindu women across the country and the world observed Karwa Chauth on Thursday for the longevity of their husbands and broke their fast only after seeing the moon. In Madhya Pradesh's Satna, three sisters observed the fast jointly for their single husband.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
96% of deepfake videos online contain porn: Study
London, Oct 18 (IANS) As tech firms scramle to tackle the spread of deepfake videos online, a new research has claimed 96 per cent of such videos contain pornographic material targeting female celebrities.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
900K troops in Kashmir to terrorise 8m people: Imran Khan
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday again criticised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for thinking he could "get his agenda of annexation" by using force to silence Kashmiris.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Highway from Pakistan border renamed after Guru Nanak Dev
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said the national highway from the Indo-Pak border through the Kartarpur corridor to the holy city of Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab had been renamed as Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji Marg.
2019-10-18
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Religion
SDF moves EC seeking deferment of Poklok Kamrang by-poll
New Delhi/Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Alleging rampant poll-related violence and failure of the police to contain the unrest, the opposition SDF on Friday urged the Election Commission to defer by-polls to Sikkim's Poklok Kamrang Assembly constituency by four weeks.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 300 Indians deported for illegally entering Mexico
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) More than 300 Indians, who were deported by Mexican immigration authorities for illegally entering the country, reached Delhi airport on Friday on a specially arranged non-scheduled flight.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Police complaint against lawyer who tore up Ram Mandir map
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A police complaint was registered on Friday against a senior lawyer who tore up a pictorial map showing Lord Ram's Janmasthan (birthplace) during the hearing in the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya temple-mosque case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sugar daddy relations much more than sex, money: Study
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Turns out being 'sugar daddy' is not just about sex and money, while occasionally it may live up to the stereotype of a wealthy, middle-aged man lavishing gifts and money on a younger woman in return for her companionship, there is more to it, a new study suggests.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rani: Dad had bypass surgery on day my debut film released
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Rani Mukerji's debut Bollywood feature "Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat" was released on this day 23 years ago, and, getting nostalgic about the film, the actress recalled how she was battling a family crisis around the time it opened.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
What is Pakistan's chemistry with Congress, asks Modi
Gohana/Hisar (Haryana), Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said no one - neither jawans"nor farmers or sportspersons - were safe under the Congress' "misrule", while terming abrogation of Article 370 his real tribute to brave soldiers.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Govt reviewing surge pricing by cab aggregators
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Centre is reviewing the predatory surge pricing of cab aggregators Uber and Ola after it received a complaint from RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Expecting Ayodhya verdict would go in favour of Hindus: RSS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday said it was expecting the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case would go in the favour of Hindus.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Online pharmacies to grow to $3.7 billion by 2022: CLSA
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) E-pharmacies are likely to grow seven times to $3.7 billion by CY22 as they aim to grab a large pie of the highly fragmented Indian market, according to a research note by foreign brokerage, CLSA.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Maha polls: Election symbols range from wacky to weird!
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) As polling day nears edgy political parties and nervous candidates pin hopes on their poll symbols which the voters may recall and help clinch the EVM count in their favour.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
HC dismisses Tejpal's plea for postponing rape hearing
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Friday dismissed a petition filed by former Tehelka editor-in-chief and rape accused Tarun Tejpal, who had sought to postpone the cross-examination of the victim scheduled for next week, because of the non availability of his lawyer.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
John Bailey to chair International Jury at IFFI 2019
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) John Bailey, cinematographer and former President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, will chair the International Jury of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), while French filmmaker Robin Campillo, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yang and Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay will be the co-jurors. Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy is the Indian member in the International Jury.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Terror alert at Delhi police stations, security up
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Police stations and police colonies in Delhi have been put on high alert following intelligence inputs that terrorists may target these places, sources said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensex ends 246 points higher, Nifty ends at 11,661
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian markets closed with gains for the sixth day in a row on Friday over a strong inflow of foreign funds owing to a deal being reached between the UK and the EU on Brexit and progress in US-China trade talks.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sarfaraz removed as Pak skipper; Azhar & Babar take over
Lahore, Oct 18 (IANS) Sarfaraz Ahmed has been sacked as Pakistan captain in Test and T20I format of the game. While Azhar Ali has been appointed Test captain, Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in T20Is until next year's World T20.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Timeless Amit Trivedi songs at the OnePlus music festival
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANSlife) Amit Trivedi is not only a singer and lyricist; he is also an Indian film score composer and music director. He rose to fame with the critically acclaimed music hits from the movie "Dev D" which also bagged him many awards, catapulting him straight into the big league.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Asus Rog Phone II: Premium meets power for true gaming
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Gaming smartphones are fast becoming a hot trend in India as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) like Razer Phone, Xiaomi's sub-brand Black Shark and ZTE's subsidiary Nubia have started taking the segment seriously.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Goa spent Rs 3.26 cr on day-long GST Council meet: RTI
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) The Goa government coughed up Rs 3.26 crore for hosting a day-long meeting of the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held last month in a star resort, RTI data showed.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
ISL 2019-20 to kick-off with grand opening ceremony
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) season 2019-20 is all set to kick-off on October 20 when two-time champions ATK take on old rivals Kerala Blasters FC in the yellow brigades den. As the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here is expected to be painted in a sea of yellow, the opening ceremony is set to catalyse it with high-octane performances by superstars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani along with the internationally acclaimed Indian dance group Kings United.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Hina Khan: Entertainment happened by chance
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Fiction and reality TV shows, music videos, films and web series, actress Hina Khan has done it all. But showbiz wasn't a planned move. She says entertainment happened by chance and the journey has been wonderful so far.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nick Jonas: Priyanka is incredible in every way
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Nick Jonas, who celebrated Karva Chauth for the very first time with Priyanka Chopra Jonas, says his wife is incredible in every way and that she has taught him so much about Indian culture and her religion.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ATK duo Anas, Jobby to miss homecoming in ISL opener
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Two sons of the soil, Anas Edathodika and Jobby Justin will not be taking the field against Kerala Blasters in the opening game of the sixth edition of the Hero Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on October 20.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Get creative with olive oil
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANSlife) The ancient Greeks named it 'liquid gold, and there is a reason why olive oil is a superfood that revolutionises your wellness and beauty regime, just as it satisfies your gut.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
South India ready with its own Shahi Litchi in winter
Muzaffarpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Shahi litchi, the luschious fruit of Bihar, is now readying to get a new home in South India. What's even better, the litchi from the South will be available in winter.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
I-T raids on religious trusts reveals Rs 500 cr black money
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In a massive search operation covering 40 premises of religious trusts and other entities that preach about "oneness philosophy" and run wellness centres, the Income Tax Department has found Rs 500 crore of undisclosed income and links to investments in tax havens.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Truecaller rolls out group chat for Android, iOS
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Friday launched its group chat feature that is aimed to facilitate efficient communication for its community.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
MoS Muraleedharan at Abu Dhabi Dialogue meet
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan led the Indian delegation to the fifth Ministerial Consultation of Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) held on Wednesday and Thursday in Dubai.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
CJI Gogoi recommends Justice Bobde as successor
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday recommended second senior-most judge Justice S.A. Bobde as his successor.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
This software turns your smartphone into portable AR device
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new software system that turns smartphones into Augmented Reality (AR) portals, enabling users to place virtual building blocks, furniture and other objects into real-world backdrops, and use their hands to manipulate those objects as if they were really there.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
Illegal groundwater extraction punishable offence in UP
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The illegal extraction of groundwater will be a punishable offence in Uttar Pradesh under the UP Groundwater Management and Regulation Act 2019, which came into force on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bad breakups may not trigger weight gain: Study
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) That pint of ice cream after a nasty breakup may not do as much damage as you think. Despite the emotional turmoil, people on average do not report gaining weight after a relationship dissolution, says a new study.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
IndiGo launches daily direct services to Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh, Oct 18 (IANS) India's largest passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday commenced direct daily operations between Kolkata and Ho Chi Minh City, the commercial capital of Vietnam.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Viet Nam,Business/Economy
International conference on victim assistance at JGU next week
Sonipat, Oct 18 (IANS) Victim assistance, a key element in any criminal justice system, will be the focus of discussion at a two-day international conference to be held at the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) here next week.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education
Canon India opens technical excellence centre in Noida
Noida, Oct 18 (IANS) Canon India on Friday announced to open a technical excellence centre in Noida that will not only offer quality services across both B2B and B2C businesses but also serve as the learning and training hub for customer service specialists.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Technology
IAF personnel killing: Ex-JKLF commander Javed Ahmed Mir arrested
New Delhi/Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) The CBI had arrested former Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) commander Javed Ahmad Mir in the killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel in a militant attack in Srinagar in 1990, the probe agency said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OTT gives you real space: Sheetal Thakur
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Vikrant Massey's beau Sheetal Thakur, who features in the Netflix film "Upstarts", feels the digital platform is quite helpful for artistes.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FM asks G-20 to take steps to revive growth, create reforms
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday called on G-20 nations to undertake steps to revive global growth and create second wave of reforms.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shagun Pandey: Feel guilty if I miss my workout
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Television star Shagun Pandey has undergone a massive physical transformation.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan to remain in FATF greylist
Paris, Oct 18 (IANS) Following a key plenary here, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday announced to keep Pakistan in the grey list.
2019-10-18
Category: International, France,Politics
Farhan Akhtar's cryptic tweet a dig at PMC Bank scam?
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) While the entire nation is concerned over the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) bank scam and many account holders have embraced death, Bollywood actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar's latest tweet seems to be a dig at the issue.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sitharaman responds to Manmohan Singh on 'blame game'
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The spectacle of the government and opposition trading charges on economic policy continued on Friday with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responding to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remark that the government is "obsessed" with fixing the blame on its opponents for things gone wrong, saying it was necessary to recall past mistakes.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TSMC posts strong Q3 profit as device sales pick up: Report
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) In a sign that the global chipset market could be headed towards a recovery, chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has reported a strong third quarter (Q3) performance which is a 13.5 per cent rise in net profit to T$101.07 billion or $3.30 billion, its strongest growth since Q1 2017, in the wake of strong sales to smartphone makers, the media has reported.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Spice up Diwali with themed gifting
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANSlife) Festivals are never complete without gifting our beloveds. To spice up this Diwali, Arpit Chawla and Anchal Sharma, Co-Founders, Meetha Shagun (MS), who offer conceptualised and themed gifting, suggest tips for a delightful festive gift basket for all and anyone.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Alia Bhatt shares 'priceless moments' with sister Pooja
Mysuru, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has shared some "priceless moments" with her "big sister" Pooja sister from the sets of "Sadak 2".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala prepared for October 21 bypolls: Poll official
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) Kerala's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Tika Ram Meena on Friday said all arrangements were in place for the smooth conduct of the by-elections to the five Assembly constituencies scheduled to be held on October 21.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Winning National Award a shot in the arm: Chandrachoor Rai
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) It's been over two months since the 66th National Film Awards were announced, and actor Chandrachoor Rai, who received a Special Mention for his film "Kadakh", still cannot get over the surprise. He feels the feat will give his acting career a boost.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Near misses on slot machines won't make you a gambler
Toronto, Oct 18 (IANS) If you missed jackpot by a whisker on a slot machine, it will not make you a serial gambler. For nearly 70 years, researchers believed that near-miss events like these would encourage you to continue gambling but new research from University of Alberta scientists suggests that the near-miss effect may not exist at all.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion
Red Bull Shuttle Up Season 2 to start from Oct 19
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Red Bull Shuttle Up -- India's first exclusive women's doubles tournament -- has returned for its second edition. The qualifiers for the tournament will be held across five cities, Delhi, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Chandigarh and Bengaluru from October 19 to November 16.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Taapsee Pannu: Actresses still get 5-10% pay compared to actors
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Taapsee Pannu, who next will be seen onscreen in "Saand Ki Aankh", has said that actresses still get five to 10 per cent pay as compared to the total payment of male actors, primarily because the audience watches more male-driven films.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lucknow varsity fines student Rs 20K for stealing a meal
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the Lucknow University (LU) has imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on a B.A. second year student for having a meal at the central mess without being authorised to do so. The student has also been asked to submit an affidavit on Rs 100 stamp paper.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Delhi schools to teach students on eco-friendly Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) To encourage the children to opt for a greener Diwali, the Delhi Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked the school heads to address the students and staff members in the morning assembly to adopt safer and eco-friendly measures to celebrate the festival.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Former Hindu Mahasabha leader shot in Lucknow
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Kamlesh Tiwari, leader of the Hindu Samaj Party and a former leader of the Hindu Mahasabha, was shot dead in broad daylight in Lucknow on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Head coach Shastri shouldn't need a re-appointment, feels Ganguly
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly might not share the best of relations with Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, but the former India skipper has said that there shouldn't be a need for re-appointment of the head coach even though the ad-hoc Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) formed to select the head coach back in August was served conflict notice by Ethics Officer D.K. Jain.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
EC notice to Mumbai BJP chief on communal speech
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to Mumbai chief of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Mangal Prabhat Lodha for his alleged communal remarks during the ongoing poll campaign.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
After Haryana, Airtel now shuts Punjab 3G network
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) After Haryana, Airtel on Friday announced that it has shut down its 3G network in Punjab too.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Technology
Pro-independence strike takes place in Catalonia
Barcelona, Oct 18 (IANS) Pro-independence unions in Catalonia took out a general strike on Friday to protest against the Spanish Supreme Court's ruling that sentenced nine of the region's leaders to up to 13 years in prison for their roles in the 2017 banned referendum.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Politics
WWE podcast set to debut on October 30
Stamford, Oct 18 (IANS) WWE has announced that its first-ever weekly podcast series, After the Bell, will launch on October 30. Hosted by Corey Graves, the podcast will offer fans an edgy and unpredictable look at the latest in Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and NXT.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
What is Pakistan's chemistry with Congress, Modi asks
Gohana (Haryana), Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said under the Congress' misrule, no one was safe neither "jawans" nor farmers or sportspersons. Lashing out at the party for not supporting it on Balakot or Article 370 decisions, the Prime Minister asked "what sort of chemistry the Congress has with Pakistan".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Girl killed after alleged rape in Bihar, 3 arrested
Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) A teenager was strangled to death after being allegedly raped in a Bihar village. The police have arrested three people, including the main accused in the case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turkey-Syria border calm after ceasefire agreement
Damascus, Oct 18 (IANS) The Turkey-Syria border has remained calm following a five-day ceasefire agreement between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence who hammered out a deal for an immediate "pause" to the fighting.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Narco intelligence suffers as NCB fails to attract spies (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The smuggling of narcotics is on rise in India, and Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, apart from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, have become major transit routes for international druglords. But the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) does not have enough men to take on the drug cartel.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LaLiga submits request for Villarreal-Atletico game in US
Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) LaLiga, alongside Villarreal CF and Atletico de Madrid, have submitted a formal request to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to play the Matchday 16 La Liga Santander match between Villareal and Atl├ętico on December 6 at at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' is an engaging sequel (IANS Review; Rating: ***)
"Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil"; Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Michelle Pfeiffer; Direction: Joachim Ronning; Rating: *** (three stars)
2019-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Parties should keep away from caste outfits: Kerala CEO
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena has asked political parties to keep away from caste outfits.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Motorola may launch foldable RAZR phone on November 13
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Motorola is sending out invitations for a November 13 event in Los Angeles where the company is expected to launch RAZR phone with a vertically folding screen.
2019-10-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Fewer crorepati candidates in Maharashtra than 2014
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Down from 1,095 crorepatis in 2014, Maharashtra this time goes to the polls with 1,007 crorepati candidates, while 59 candidates have declared zero assets, according to a report prepared jointly by The Maharashtra Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 mn TB cases not getting proper care: WHO report
Geneva, Oct 18 (IANS) More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis, however, severe under-funding and lack of access to care is still jeopardising around three million of those suffering with TB, a World Health Organization (WHO) report said.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Au/Ra, Alan Walker release new track 'Ghost'
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Alternative pop singer Au/Ra and DJ Alan Walker have unveiled a new track titled "Ghost".
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ALERT: Controversial Hindu party leader Kamlesh Tiwari shot dead in UP
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2019-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bengaluru pvt varsity chancellor held for murder of ex-VC
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) In a sensational midnight murder case, Bengaluru-based private Alliance University chancellor Sudhir Angur and his aide Suraj Singh were arrested for the alleged killing of its former vice-chancellor Ayyappa Dore here, police said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China's GDP grew at lowest rate since 1992
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 6 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest rate since March 1992 when official records for quarterly growth started being published, the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics
Diana, Shanta question 'shabby treatment' of women's team by Johri & Saba
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) After the women selectors -- led by Hemalata Kala -- wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri for keeping them out of the process of hiring support staff for the national team, Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji and Indian Cricketers Association female representative to the BCCI Apex Council Shanta Rangaswamy have also pulled up Johri and GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim for failing to follow the rules of the constitution.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ayushmann Khurrana: 'Badhaai Ho' will always be special
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer "Badhaai Ho" turned one on October 18, and the actor says the film that dealt with the topic of middle-aged pregnancy will always be special to him because it was his first Rs 100-crore superhit.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Only 17% of banks have deployed digital at scale: Report
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Digital transformation in the banking industry has a long way to go as a new report has revealed that even today only 17 per cent of banks have succeeded in digitally transforming at scale.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,National
Defence exports to rise to Rs 35,000 cr by 2024: Army Chief
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday that domestic defence industry exports are expected to grow to Rs 35,000 crore by 2024, up from the current annual figure of Rs 11,000 crore.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
CBI files chargesheet in INX Media case
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a chargesheet in a special court in connection with the INX Media case involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his Karti and others.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharashtra Cyber Cell ropes in Logically to fight fake news
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Maharashtra Cyber Cell has roped in Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up Logically to fight news ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Politics
Samsung to fix bug that can let anybody unlock S10: Report
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) Samsung has reportedly said it will roll out a security update to fix a major vulnerability that let unregistered fingerprints unlock the firm's flagship Galaxy S10 as claimed by a British user, the media reported.
2019-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
50 arrested for trafficking labourers in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) As many as 50 agents and middlemen have been arrested for allegedly trafficking labourers in three districts of Odisha, a police officer said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Safaraz removed as Pak Test & T20I skipper; Azhar & Babar take over
Lahore, Oct 18 (IANS) Sarfaraz Ahmed has been sacked as Pakistan captain in Test and T20I format of the game. While Azhar Ali has been appointed Test captain, Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in T20Is until next year's World T20.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Army veterans to be trained for IT sector jobs
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Indian Army and the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) will come together in Bengaluru next week to orient veterans to the modern industrial needs in the IT sector in order to tap their expertise and potential by offering them jobs.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Praful Patel appears before ED for questioning
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Union Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Friday deposed before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection to a money laundering probe involving alleged deals between Millennium Developers promoted by him and his wife Varsha with the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's close aide late Iqbal Mirchi's family members.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Google Books has Material Theme, better search integration
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Google Books has redesigned itself with better Search integration and 'Material theme' as the service turns a year older.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
IFFCO empowering farmers with Oracle chatbot, AI-driven Cloud
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With over 35,000 cooperative societies under its umbrella, the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) is generating massive amount of data that needs to be analysed, parsed and used for predictive maintenance at its plants and enhance the productivity of nearly five crore farmers.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
CM Kamal Nath inaugurates 'Magnificent Madhya Pradesh'
Indore, Oct 18 (IANS) With the aim to promote investments in the state, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday inaugurated the "Magnificent Madhya Pradesh" event by lighting a lamp.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
916 candidates in Maharashtra have declared criminal cases
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A total of 916 candidates contesting the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections have declared criminal cases against themselves, up from 798 in 2014, according to a joint report.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BSP leader Kartar Singh Bhadana joins BJP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Haryana Minister and three-time MLA Kartar Singh Bhadana left the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday. He took the party membership at the BJP headquarters.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre asks all schools to set up kitchen gardens
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) All schools have been asked to set up a kitchen garden and instructions to this effect have been issued by the Centre to all the states and union territories, an official said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre proposes to give temple site to Guru Ravidas devotees
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Centre on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it proposes to give to devotees of Guru Ravidas the site, where a temple was demolished few months back, for ensuring peace and harmony.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Ranchi Test: India eye whitewash against Proteas (Preview)
Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) With the series already in their kitty, Team India will aim to go for the kill and clean sweep the three-Test rubber when they face a demoralised South African team in the final match beginning Saturday at the JSCA Stadium.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Big B was never hospitalised: Sources
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) While speculations abound about whether Amitabh Bachchan was hospitalised over the past few days, sources at "Kaun Banega Crorepati" season 11 said he will resume shooting as host of the popular quiz show because no shoot had been scheduled for this week in the first place.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Muslim parties refute move to settle Ayodhya dispute
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The controversy in Ayodhya title dispute refuses to die down even as the verdict has been reserved on the matter on Wednesday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Big relief for CRPF, Home Ministry eases ration allowance
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday agreed to grant Ration Money Allowance, commonly known as RMA, to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who are up to the rank of Commandant, irrespective of the place they are deployed in.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
AgustaWestland case: ED seeks cancellation of Rajiv Saxena's approver status
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday approached a Delhi court seeking cancellation of approver status granted to alleged AgustaWestland deal middlemen Rajiv Saxena in the money laundering case against him.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi bans mobile phone in UP colleges, universities
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has banned the use of mobile phones in colleges and universities in the state.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Manmohan covering for Cong's unprincipled position: BJP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP on Friday launched a scathing attack on former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh accusing him of being "economical with truth" and giving a "cover" to the Congress on Article 370.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Want to be fit? Workout before breakfast
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Fitness enthusiasts, take a note! Researchers have found that working out before breakfast could increase health benefits of exercise.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Minister should not be involved in selection of players: Rijiju
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday responded to boxer Nikhat Zareen who had written to him asking for a fair trial for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While assuring her, he said that a Minister should not be involved in the selection of players.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Congress believes in ground fighting: Ajay Kumar (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Congress eagerly wants to make a come back in Uttar Pradesh. Ajay Kumar Lallu, a two-time MLA from Kushinagar district, looks excited after becoming the state President and now ready to hold the responsibility of the party and also planning to take it to the pinnacle of success.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Brands are resilient against 'fake news' on social media
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) 'Fake news' targeting corporations may not impact consumers' trust on brands, and they are less likely to pose threat to well-established brands, says a study.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
Big B was never hospitalised: KBC sources
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) While speculations abound about whether Amitabh Bachchan was hospitalised over the past few days, sources at "Kaun Banega Crorepati" season 11 said he will resume shooting as host of the popular quiz show because no shoot had been scheduled for this week in the first place.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ones who fast together, laugh together: Kohli on Karva Chauth
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli kept fast with wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma to celebrate Karva Chauth.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ex-Olympic champion Li Xue Rui bids adieu to int'l badminton
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Olympic champion Li Xue Rui has announced her retirement from international badminton.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
DGCA lowers 2019 traffic growth forecast
New Delhi/Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The countrys civil aviation regulator has slashed the domestic air passenger growth forecast to 4-6 per cent from an earlier projection of 7-9 per cent.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Johnson in race to win support for Brexit deal
London, Oct 18 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Friday attempt to persuade MPs to back his Brexit deal ahead of what is expected to be a knife-edge vote in the House of Commons on Saturday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Yasmeen Kapoor sent to judicial custody till Nov 1
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Friday sent corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar's close aide Yasmeen Kapoor sent to judicial custody till November 1 in a money laundering case pertaining to negotiations that allegedly favoured foreign private airlines and caused loss to state-owned Air India.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 ministers oppose Rajasthan govt's civic polls model
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) The Rajasthan government's decision to implement a hybrid model for election of civic body heads has left the state's ruling Congress a divided house, with a section of its leaders from Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot's camp opposing it.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Kevin Jonas debuts 'Sucker' tattoo dedicated to wife
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Kevin Jonas has paid tribute to his wife Danielle with a new tattoo.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
George Clooney's sister-in-law sentenced to jail in Singapore
Singapore, Oct 18 (IANS) George Clooney's sister-in-law is about to serve jail time for drunk driving in Singapore.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple users can report accidents, traffic on Google Maps
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Google is introducing incident report features on iOS mobile platform that will let users report road incidents -- like car accidents, speed traps and obstacles right from devices.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jeremy Renner did cocaine with 'underage' girls, says friend
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Jeremy Renner's friend claims the Hollywood actor went on an all-night cocaine bender in his home with women who appeared to be underage.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HK police block Sunday protest march against mask ban
Hong Kong, Oct 18 (IANS) More than 1,000 people across Hong Kong blocked roads during lunchtime protests on Friday following the police blocking the citys largest pro-democracy group from marching on Sunday against the governments mask ban.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Will PM reply to Manmohan, Rahul charges on economy?
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) With the Congress firing repeated salvos at the BJP government ahead of the Maharashtra elections blaming it for the country's precarious economic situation, all eyes are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's only rally in Mumbai on Friday evening for his response.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
RIL's market cap hits Rs 9 lakh cr, shares at 52-week high
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) created a new benchmark on Friday by crossing the market capitalisation of Rs 9 lakh crore.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Zombieland: Double Tap': More comic than a horror (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Zombieland: Double Tap"; Director: Ruben Fleischer; Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Avan Jogia; Rating: **1/2
2019-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US tariffs on $7.5 billion worth EU goods take effect
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The US tariffs on products from the European Union (EU) worth $7.5 billion took effect on Friday midnight.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti enter the 'Frozen' world
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas along with her sister and actress Parineeti Chopra will be dubbing for the Hindi version of Hollywood animated movie "Frozen 2".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Samsung announces deals on Galaxy Note10, S10 Series
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung on Friday announced deals on its popular smartphones Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10 lineup in India. The offers on both smartphones will be valid until October 31, 2019.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Imran launches programme for youth's progress
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the 'Kamyab Jawan Programme under which young men and women would be provided with loans to set up their businesses and also given a set of educational and skill-development opportunities.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
This is how Bollywood celebs celebrated Karva Chauth
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) All decked up in stunning sarees, sindoor, bangles and with beautiful mehendi Bollywood's leading ladies -- Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Anushka Sharma to Shilpa Shetty and Aishwarya Rai Bachhan observed Karva Chauth.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Workers in Delhi to get revised minimum wages before Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court upheld the Delhi government's March 2017 notification on higher minimum wages, Labour Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said a meeting had been called on October 21 to implement the revised minimum wages before Diwali.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
No school will be shut, assures Delhi Education Minister
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said his government believes in opening schools and not shutting them as he met representatives of non-recognised private schools here and assured them that the Municipal Corporation will not be allowed to close any school in the national capital.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
After 9 toss-loss, Faf settles for proxy coin flipper in Ranchi
Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) Having already lost the three-Test series against India, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis is leaving no stones unturned to make sure that they end what has been a disappointing tour on a high.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
SC refuses to entertain plea on insuring PMC Bank customers
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain plea seeking directions for redressal of certain aspects, including insuring around 15 lakh people whose money is blocked in the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank).
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Indian-American killed 4 relatives within 1 week
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) An Indian-American man, who is facing charges for the murder of four of his relatives, killed them in a span of one week, according to court documents.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dabang Delhi, Bengal Warriors to clash for PKL 7 trophy
Ahmedabad, Oct 18 (IANS) 'Most toughest season', the organisers had termed the Season 7 of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) and as the tournament progressed, eventually it really turned out to be a nail-biting edition where all experienced teams with some great players in their ranks are back home and two new teams -- Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors, who have never played a final, are all set to be up against each other on Saturday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Sensex extends gain, Nifty above 11,600
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian markets gained during the early trade on Friday as investors bought company shares with significant business in Britain after EU and Britain reached a new Brexit.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday recommended Justice S.A. Bobde as his successor
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2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Arjun Kapoor: I've been a fan of chick flicks
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who has come out with a digital property called "Arjun Recommends", says he has been a fan of chick flicks and has binged on it since his younger years.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TikTok 'poaching' Facebook employees right in its backyard
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Chinese short-video making platform TikTok is reportedly poaching Facebook employees and has moved into an office space in Mountain View, California that used to be frequented by WhatsApp workers before it was acquired by the social networking giant in 2014.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
England rope in Jeetan Patel as bowling consultant for NZ T20Is
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Former New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed as spin-bowling consultant of England for the upcoming five-match T20I series against the Black Caps.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
China's GDP grew at lowest rate since 1992
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's gross domestic product rose by 6 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest rate since March 1992, the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics
SC orders transfer of NRC state coordinator to Madhya Pradesh
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered inter-cadre transfer of NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh on deputation.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump hails ceasefire agreement with Turkey in Syria
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump hailed an agreement with Turkey over a five-day ceasefire which halted Ankara's offensive in northern Syria against the Kurdish militia in the region, which was launched last week.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Facebook now 'fifth estate', take it seriously: Mark Zuckerberg
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) A defiant Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stressed that his platform has now become a 'Fifth Estate' in the world alongside traditional news media and people no longer have to rely on traditional gatekeepers in politics or media to make their voices heard.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rahul to replace Sonia as speaker at Mahendragarh rally
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not address the election rally in Haryana's Mahendragarh on Friday, and will be replaced by Rahul Gandhi as the speaker there, the party said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manmohan Singh tones down Cong line on Savarkar, Article 370
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In a damage control effort amid the scathing attack launched by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), former prime minister Manmohan Singh has toned down the Congress line on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Article 370.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Eight factors that will propel Cloud spending in India
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India is no more scratching the surface on Cloud computing and continues to remain a market that is thriving under the dual-opportunity of serving domestic and international demands as well as enjoying higher consumption of data with the advent of high speed mobile connectivity.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
World's longest test flight ready for take off
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) A non-stop Qantas New York to Sydney flight, deemed as the world's longest with nearly 20 hours in the air without layovers, is set to take off on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Are data localisation norms in sync with India's Cloud vision?
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) As companies, as well as governments, around the world embrace Cloud computing, the growing demand for data localisation has put the service providers in a fix.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Protests in Lebanon over tax proposal on free WhatsApp calls
Beirut, Oct 18 (IANS) Protests erupted in Lebanon over plans for the introduction of a tax on calls made over the Internet using the WhatsApp messenger and similar apps.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Technology
Repair all roads by November 15, orders UP CM
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) A visibly upset Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the state Public Works Department (PWD) to ensure that all roads are repaired by November 15.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
2 more held in Bareilly in terror funding case
Bareilly, Oct 18 (IANS) Two more persons have been arrested from Izzatnagar in Bareilly in connection with an alleged case of terror funding.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
Drug kingpin El Chapo's son captured: Mexico govt
Mexico City, Oct 18 (IANS) The Mexican government has confirmed the capture of the son of notorious cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera in the Mexicancity of Culiacan.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 UP cops booked for murder in custodial death case
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 18 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against seven policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), for murder in the custodial death of a 35-year-old security guard in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district on October 13.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Right skilling key to unlock Cloud potential in India
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Not just a right mix of Cloud solutions, proper training of the key staff and relaxing old procurement rules are must to unlock the potential for both the government and enterprises.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
AI-enabled Cloud to transform millions of lives in India
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Cloud solutions, the country is now looking at solving real-life problems in sectors like agriculture, healthcare and education. Experts believe that the country needs to prioritise AI-based predictive analysis to improve outcomes in these core areas that touch millions of lives.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian enterprises go whole hog on Cloud adoption
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India has started to see significant Cloud adoption by the enterprises, including small and medium businesses (SMBs), and three things are on top of their minds while looking for a Cloud vendor: Cost, security and scalability/agility.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pro Volleyball League Season 2 under cloud, world body unimpressed
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Even after a successful inaugural season, the second edition of the Pro Volleyball League (PVL) seems to be in jeopardy. The first season of the PVL, scheduled in February 2019, turned out to be a huge success as it got a great response from both fans and players.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Yogi to start campaign in Western UP today with 3 rallies
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kickstart BJP's election campaign in western Uttar Pradesh with three rallies on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shahjahanpur law student to take admission in Bareilly
Shahjahanpur, Oct 18 (IANS) A local court in Uttar Pradesh here has allowed the police to take the law student who named former Union Minister Chinmayanand in a sexual harrassment case to an University in Bareilly on Friday to complete her admission formalities.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12 cows killed in UP road accident
Banda, Oct 18 (IANS) At least 12 cows were killed after being hit by a truck on the Banda-Tanda highway in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TV anchor held for wife's murder in UP
Etawah, Oct 18 (IANS) A television anchor has been arrested for the murder of his wife in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MP bypoll: Scindia skips Jhabua campaign
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The fallout of the ongoing infighting in the Madhya Pradesh Congress unit can be witnessed in the Jhabua Assembly seat, where bypoll is going to held on October 21.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australia rules out extracting families from Syria
Canberra, Oct 18 (IANS) Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Friday ruled out extracting women and children from refugee camps in Syria during a temporary ceasefire in the war-torn country.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
FIFA president vows to take tough measures against racism
Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reaffirmed his organisation's commitment to eliminate racism, saying it has no place in football.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Football
'El Clasico' between Barcelona and Real Madrid postponed
Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) The 'El Clasico' match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, which was scheduled to be held on October 26, has been postponed due to the ongoing disturbances in the Catalan region in north-east Spain.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
US Congress set to toughen measures against Turkey
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress have said that they were prepared to toughen measures against Turkey for its offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
US envoy to EU testifies in Trump impeachment inquiry
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland has testified to House committees over their ongoing impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, saying he and other American diplomats were "disappointed" by the President's directive to work with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry announces resignation
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has announced his resignation amid growing scrutiny of his role in President Donald Trump's interactions with Ukraine, including a subpoena from the House impeachment inquiry.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Prince William, Kate visit iconic Lahore mosque
Lahore, Oct 18 (IANS) The UK's visiting Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton visited the iconic Badshahi Mosque during their packed day-long trip to Lahore, where they joined a discussion with religious leaders on promoting interfaith harmony and also listened to the recitation of the Holy Quran.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Turkish assault in northern Syria discplaces 3 lakh
Damascus, Oct 18 (IANS) As many as 300,000 civilians have so far been displaced since Turkey launched its long-threatened military campaign against the Kurdish forces in northern Syria on October 9, a war monitor reported.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Ukraine aid withheld so Kiev would probe Dems: Trump aide
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed that President Donald Trump held up military aid to Ukraine in part because he wanted Kiev to investigate a conspiracy theory involving the 2016 US election, thus contradicting the president, who had said that there was absolutely no quid-pro-quo involved in withholding the aid.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Zuckerberg admits Facebook publishes ads containing lies
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defended the social network's policy of publishing campaign ads that contain false statements or lies and claimed that people will just have to live with it and decide for themselves what is true and what is not true.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
Kurdish forces pledge commitment to cease-fire with Turkey
Damascus, Oct 18 (IANS) The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) voiced its commitment to the cease-fire agreement that was reached between Turkey and the United States in northern Syria.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Kuwait hails women's role in peace, security
Kuwait City, Oct 18 (IANS) Kuwait held a seminar to highlight the role of Kuwaiti women working in the diplomatic corps for security and peace.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
US-Turkey cease-fire agreement "vague": Syrian official
Damascus, Oct 18 (IANS) Bouthaina Shaaban, Syria's political and media advisor to the presidency, said that the cease-fire reached between Turkey and the United States in northern Syria is "vague."
2019-10-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
US dollar declines amid Brexit optimism
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) The US dollar declined against the British pound as Britain and the European Union (EU) reached a new Brexit deal.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UNGA approves new head for UN internal oversight services
United Nations, Oct 18 (IANS) The UN General Assembly approved the appointment of Fatoumata Ndiaye of Senegal as UN undersecretary-general for internal oversight services.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jennifer Aniston: Rachel, Ross are still on a break
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston, who recently surprised netizens by making her Instagram debut, is actively using the photo sharing application.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sophie Ellis: Cameo in 'Game Of Thrones' was a little absurd
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Sophie Ellis, who played a cameo in the popular American show "Game Of Thrones", feels it was a little absurd to be an extra on the hit series.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Brexit deal widely welcomed by Irish side
Dublin, Oct 18 (IANS) The new Brexit deal that has been reached between the European Union (EU) and the British government is widely welcomed by the Irish side, reported local media.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
US stocks close higher amid strong corporate earnings
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) US stocks closed higher, as the market was underpinned by a series of robust corporate earnings, supporting investor sentiment previously dampened by weakening US retail sales.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UN chief calls for ending child poverty
United Nations, Oct 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the international community to empower children to end poverty.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Elton John advises Lewis Capaldi to learn piano
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer-songwritier Lewis Capaldi is learning to play piano on the advice of the legendary singer Sir Elton John.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IMF's Georgieva urges US, China to make peace on trade
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva, urged the United States and China to move toward full "trade peace" - and not simply a "truce" - after the recent partial agreement between Washington and Beijing that would scale back tariffs on each other's imports.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Robert Pattinson 'beat himself up' on the set
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Hollywood star Rober Pattinson used to beat himself up on the set while shooting the "The Lighthouse".
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Akshay Kumar on 'Housefull 4' look: Not trying to ape anyone
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who is playing a fictional historical character named Rajkumar Bala in "Housefull 4", has said that makers of the forthcoming comedy-drama film haven't tried to ape any character from previous films.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Harassment by colleagues drives BHEL woman officer to suicide
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) A woman officer of central public sector company Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) allegedly committed suicide here over harassment by a Deputy General Manager and six other colleagues, police said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Conflicting reports on Big B's health confuse fans
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Conflicting unconfirmed reports have emerged about Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchans health, with one section of the media stating he has been admitted in Mumbais Nanavati Hospital following a liver problem, while another debunking the news as fake.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
16 illegal immigrants deported from Libya to Mali
Tripoli, Oct 18 (IANS) Libya's Immigration Control Department in the eastern city of Benghazi announced deporting 16 illegal immigrants to Mali.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Turkey to suspend Syria offensive, Mike Pence announces
Ankara, Oct 18 (IANS) US Vice-President Mike Pence has announced that Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Delhi man arrested with Rs 1.30 crore in Gurugram
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) A man carrying Rs 1.30 crore in the boot of his car was arrested here on Thursday, police said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Saab offers Gripen technology transfer to Indian partner
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Swedish aerospace major Saab on Thursday offered technology transfer to its Indian partner for making its fighter Gripen if it wins the Indian Air Force (IAF) order to supply 114 jets.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Military attack on Syria unacceptable, Italy tells Turkey
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Turkey's week-old military offensive in northeast Syria is unacceptable and must be halted, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte told the Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, sources said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Venezuela elected to Human Rights Council despite opposition
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) The UN General Assembly elected Venezuela, the chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, to the Human Rights Council by a narrow margin on Thursday, overcoming opposition from the United States and rights groups and a last-minute challenge by Costa Rica.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP-RSS using NRC, CAB to stoke communal passions: Yechury
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Any updation of the NRC beyond Assam would be "anti-people" with the BJP and the RSS endeavouring to use it to further their "divisive communal agenda" and ruin the country's secular fabric by fomenting "terror and mistrust", CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SC Collegium for 'expeditious' elevation of K'taka Judge
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Collegium has resolved to reiterate its move to appoint Karnataka District Judge P. Krishna Bhat as a judge of the state High Court.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amul wins hearts with cartoon on BCCI president-elect Ganguly
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Leading diary brand company Amul has won hearts with its latest cartoon-based advertisement on Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Media
2020 G7 Summit to be held at Trump golf resort in Florida
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) A Florida golf resort, owned by President Donald Trump, will host the G7 summit in June next year, the White House announced on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
'Joint Services Act will ease disciplinary, admin issues'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Joint Services Act should be instituted in India to cover administrative and disciplinary issues of all three armed forces, defence experts said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Turkish military ops in Syria 'unacceptable', says Italy
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Turkey's week-old military offensive in northeast Syria is unacceptable and must be halted, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte told the Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, sources said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Tripura PWD scam probe: IPS officer suspended,6 transferred
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) The BJP-led government in Tripura on Thursday suspended an IPS officer and transferred six senior police officials and following the police's failure to arrest former PWD Minister and top Left leader Badal Choudhury in connection with an alleged corruption case.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'Turkish President Erdogan binned Trump's letter on Syria'
Istanbul, Oct 17 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump's letter, asking him not to "be a tough guy" or a "fool" and warning him he will be viewed as a "devil" if he sends his forces into Syria, into the dustbin, reports said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Triage bay facility launched in Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) SLG Hospitals, a leading healthcare facility, on Thursday announced the inauguration of best-in-class 'Triage bay' in the trauma section of the hospital here.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Optimism over Indore investment summit
Indore, Oct 17 (IANS) Can Chief Minister Kamal Nath dispel the pervading cynicism over big ticket investments in Madhya Pradesh? The strike rate of the preceding government headed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan through the past 15 years had been far from satisfactory.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Dhankhar gets Z catgory security, Trinamool criticises move
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The continuing friction between West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar intensified on Thursday with the Centre deploying the CRPF to provide him 'Z' category security cover, a decision the ruling Trinamool Congress called "unprecedented".
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Optimism over Indore investment summit
Indore, Oct 17 (IANS) Can Chief Minister Kamal Nath dispel the pervading cynicism over big ticket investments in Madhya Pradesh? The strike rate of the preceding government headed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan through the past 15 years had been far from satisfactory.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa signs MoU with STPI for start-up centre
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The Goa government's Information Technology Corporation on Thursday signed an MoU with the Software Technology Park of India to set up a start-up centre in the coastal state.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Politics
Home sales decline 25% in July-September: Report
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Housing sales across major cities declined 25 per cent during the July-September quarter to 65,799 units, according to a report by Proptiger.com.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Italy hails Qatar's planned reforms for migrant workers
Doha, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy on Thursday welcomed Qatar's announcement that it has agreed to introduce a minium wage for migrant workers and to abolish the hated 'kafala' system that stops them changing jobs or going abroad.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Qatar,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Realty market mood as bad as demonetisation-period level
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Despite a slew of recent announcements to arrest the growth slowdown and revive liquidity and demand in the real estate, sentiments among the stakeholders in the sector have dipped to the bearish sentiments prevalent during the demonetisation period in late 2016, said a report on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonia to address rally in Mahendragarh on Friday
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) After returning as interim Congress President, Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address her first rally on Friday in Haryana.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kochhar sets the bar on home turf on day 1 of golf meet
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Chandigarh's Karandeep Kochhar set the bar at his home turf, the Chandigarh Golf Club, on the opening day of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2019, a Rs. 1.5 crore event.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Golf
Mathrubhumi institutes Rs 5 lakh 'Book Of The Year' award
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Prominent Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi, four years short of its century, announced on Thursday a Rs 5 lakh 'Book Of The Year' award, explaining that "there were so many good books out there that we decided to turn a new page".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rajnath to inaugurate bridge on all-weather road to LAC post
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will next week inaugurate a bridge in northern Ladakh that will ease movement of troops to the border sector of Daulat Beg Oldi, where a 21-day military standoff between India and China had taken place in 2013, sources in the Defence Ministry said here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Triangular affair turns into property dispute; cricketer Manoj Prabhakar, actress wife booked
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Manoj Prabhakar and his actress wife Farheen were booked in a criminal case by the Delhi Police on Thursday on the basis of an FIR lodged by London-based NRI, Sandhya Prabhakar, first wife of the ex-cricket star. In her FIR lodged with Malviya Nagar police station, Sandhya alleged that Prabhakar, backed by a few top politicians, connived with police officers and fraudulently sold off her flat in south Delhi. When Sandhya tried to approach the couple, she was threatened with dire consequences by Farheen.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mirchi land deals: ED to grill Praful Patel on Friday
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is all set to question former Union Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel for alleged deals between Millennium Developers promoted by him and his wife Varsha with the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's close aide late Iqbal Mirchi's family members and also about the money transactions with over a dozen of shell companies, official sources said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bangladesh recall Arafat, Al-Amin for India T20 series
Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) Bangladesh on Thursday recalled left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny and pacer Al-Amin Hossain in their 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match T20 series in India.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Real-time pollution source reports in Delhi from Apr 2020
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday announced that the city will have a real-time source apportionment of pollution from April 2020.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Office space leasing up 30% in January-September: CBRE
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Leasing of office space across major cities rose over 30 per cent to cross the 47 million square feet mark during the January-September period this year, on a year-on-year basis, according to a CBRE report.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Hema Malini's cheeks' and 'eagles and crows' in MP
Bhopal, Oct 17 (IANS) Some recent statements by Madhya Pradesh politicians have crossed the limits by citing actress and BJP MP Hema Malini's cheeks as an example and comparing the state government with "eagles and crows".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa to emerge as hub for sports tourism: CM
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The government is working towards making Goa a premier hub for sports tourism, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Politics
Several places in Haryana, UP even more polluted than Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) While Delhi hogs all the attention for its high air pollution, there are towns and cities in the vicinity of the national capital which have even higher pollution levels.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Pak seems reluctant to complete bridge to Kartarpur Sahib'
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Oct 17 (IANS) A bridge that would play a major role in connecting India and Pakistan's sides of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is yet to be constructed as the neighbouring country has been showing reluctance over the issue.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Turkey's Syria offensive brings 'human suffering': Merkel
Berlin, Oct 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Turkey to stop its military operation in Syria in her speech in the federal Parliament Bundestag here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Floating light show to mark 550th Parkash Purab
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) A floating light and sound show was organised at Ropar town of Punjab in the Satluj river to commemorate the 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
J&K Legislative Council abolished
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir administration on Thursday abolished the Legislative Council ahead of bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two union territories on October 31.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi writes to Centre for adequate supply of onions
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Delhi Imran Hussain on Thursday wrote to Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, requesting him to direct National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) to supply 10 trucks of onions everyday for the next 10 days for Delhi, so that onions can be made available at affordable prices.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fracas between actor, producer in Kerala could turn ugly
Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) A controversy has broken out in the Kerala film industry, with producer Joby George telling the media on Thursday that he has been cheated by upcoming actor Shane Nigam.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Former teammates to grace dinner in Ganguly's honour on Oct 25
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A special dinner will be organised by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on October 25 to celebrate Sourav Ganguly becoming the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Youth jumps in lion's enclosure at Delhi zoo
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A 21-year-old man entered into a lion's enclosure in Delhi zoo on Thursday but was rescued by the authorities in time, police said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Court gives ED, CBI custody of Chidambaram till October 24
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday ordered that former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram be sent to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till October 24 in connection with the money laundering case relating to INX Media.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday when Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them after a flag meeting for securing the release of a fisherman in BGB's custody at Kakmarichar along the riverine international border in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
SC allows Delhi govt to notify workers' higher minimum wage
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Delhi government to go-ahead with its notification on higher minimum wages, resulting in a 37 per cent hike in workers' minimum wages.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jet first Indian company to face cross-border insolvency
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for India's insolvency mechanism which is still in its evolving stage, Jet Airways would be the first Indian company to undergo insolvency proceedings under the Cross Border Insolvency Protocol along with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) of India.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
2-wheelers exempt from odd-even, Rs 4K fine on violations
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday listed out dos and don'ts for the Odd-Even scheme, which is going to be implemented from November 4 to 15, saying while two-wheelers will be exempted from the scheme, the violators will have to pay Rs 4,000 fine, a hike of Rs 2,000 from the last one in 2016.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Mining operations continue to remain affected in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) Mining operations continued to remain paralysed at Talcher Coalfield of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Odisha, an official said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Andersen Global adds Nangia Andersen LLP as member firm
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Andersen Global on Thursday announced to add Nangia Andersen LLP as its member firm in India expanding its footprint in one of the fastest-growing economies.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jaffna international airport inaugurated with Alliance Air flight
Colombo, Oct 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's third international airport, the Jaffna International Airport (JIA), was declared open on Thursday, with an Alliance Air flight with Indian dignitaries landing from Chennai to mark the historic occasion.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sunny Deol campaigns for BJP candidate in Haryana
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor-politician Sunny Deol of the BJP on Thursday campaigned for the October 21 Assembly polls in Haryana and sought votes for his party's candidate.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'I Know You' is a horror film with logic: Actor Mujahid Khan
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Mujahid Khan, who will next be seen in "I Know You", has said that the upcoming horror film is very logical unlike other Hindi films of the genre.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
State finances show worrying trend: Report
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Reflecting slowdown in the economy, monthly finances of 17 state governments show worrying trend with total receipts growing only 4.1 per cent in the first five months of the current fiscal, compared to same period a year ago.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Sindhu, Sameer, Praneeth crash out of Denmark Open
Odense, Oct 17 (IANS) Ace shuttler and world champion P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the Denmark Open after a straight-game loss against South Korea's An Se Young in the second round here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
'Marvel, DC Comics an inspiration to lovers of fantasy'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Los Angeles-based producer of Indian origin, Mubina Rattonsey, who also backed the Bollywood hits as "Kaminey", has her hands full. "Gamma Man", a superhero movie, is one of the films that she will be producing. She says Marvel and DC Comics, home to some of the most popular superheroes, are an inspiration to every lover of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Modi's new mission: Propel livestock production to increase India's GDP (IANS Insight)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Propelling livestock production into 'mission mode' would be one of the keys for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in achieving his ambitious target of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024. After brainstorming serial meetings with livestock experts, top veterinary scientists and key officials of the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Ministry, Modi has launched three game-changing schemes which can turn around the growth story of millions of livestock farmers in India. The Government estimates that in the next five years, livestock farmers will not only save losses worth Rs 2.50 lakh crore, but will increase their income four times, contributing a major share in India's GDP.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
MHA to organise police parade, awards on National Unity Day
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) As part of plans to celebrate National Unity Day on October 31 on a grand scale at the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Gujarat, the Union Home Ministry has directed all state police chiefs to send contingents for a parade on lines of the Republic Day parade and also to send nominations and recommendations for the Sardar Patel National Unity Award for 2019.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Model Sanjna Singh to make her TV debut on 'Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Model Sanjna Singh will make her debut on TV with the new show "Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka". She will be seen playing actor Vikram Singh Chauhan's fiancee in the show.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Did Akshay Kumar try to set up Riteish with Vidya Balan?
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar is quite a prankster and his "Housefull 4" co-star Riteish Deshmukh knows it well.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ansh Bagri looks forward to shoot for his film 'Vellapanti'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) "Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji" actor Ansh Bagri is eagerly waiting to shoot for his film "Vellapanti", which is expected to go on floors next month.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Slowdown now hits oil sector; petrol, diesel consumption falls
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The oil sector seems to be latest addition to the list of sectors facing stress due to the ongoing economic slowdown. For the first time in many months, both oil demand and imports have witnessed a sharp fall indicating that poor health of the economy has now begun impacting a sector where the country relies a lot on imports.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
When Aditya Seal made Krystle D'souza nervous
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Krystle Dsouza says she was initially nervous about working with "Student Of The Year 2" actor Aditya Seal on the series "Fittrat".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Police arrest 4 after burglaries at footballers' homes
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Spanish police have arrested four people for their alleged involvement in a spate of burglaries targeting the homes of LaLiga football players around Madrid in recent months.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Zaan Khan on why he loves being part of 'Hamari Bahu Silk'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) "Hamari Bahu Silk" actor Zaan Khan says he loves playing his role in the show as it is multilayered.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EU-UK reach Brexit deal, Democratic Unionist Party rejects
London, Oct 17 (IANS) A Brexit deal was agreed on Thursday between the UK and the European Union (EU) negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels, according to media reports.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Sooraj Pancholi: Don't have patience to wait 14-20 years for judgement
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Pancholi broke down discussing the court case regarding his involvement in late girlfriend Jiah Khan's suicide over six years ago. Interacting with the media at the trailer launch of his next film, "Satellite Shankar", Sooraj used the occasion to open up about the court case against him, and said that he doesn't have the patience to wait another 14 to 20 years for the judgement.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul accuses Modi government of privatising PSUs
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday mounted attack on the Narendra Modi government, accusing it of privatising the public sector units to his "suit boot friends". Rahul said that he stands shoulder to shoulder with the government employees to protest against it.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SL call back experienced players for series against Australia
Colombo, Oct 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Thursday called many of their experienced players back into the 16-man squad led by Lasith Malinga after the side's 3-0 series victory in Pakistan.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Delhi PWD to repair potholes by Friday: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said 232 potholes spotted by the MLAs on city roads under the PWD will be repaired by Friday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Court takes cognisance of chargesheet against Ratul Puri
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against industrialist Ratul Puri in connection with the MoserBaer bank fraud case.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Is Skandagupta the next big icon of BJP?
Varanasi, Oct 17 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its protege BJP are attempting to bring out the little known facts and personalities of Ancient Indian history. One such icon was emperor Skandgupta of the Gupta empire, who the BJP considers as a great nationalist and is now trying to bring out the details about him.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Abhijit, Amartya's faces to figure on Presidency's wall
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) In a rare honour, the Presidency University on Thursday decided to emboss facsimiles of the faces of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Amartya Sen - the two Nobel laureates in its list of distinguished alumni - on its wall.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education
Kartarpur corridor: India urges Pak not to levy service fee
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India on Thursday said it has urged Pakistan not to levy $20 on pilgrims using the Kartarpur corridor and hoped the agreement on the cross-border corridor could be inked in time for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Plea in SC to quash RBI's PMC Bank withdrawal notification
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the Reserve Bank of India circular which has restricted the withdrawal, to Rs 40,000 only, by account-holders of the scam-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rs 15.5 crore illegal cash seized in Mumbai so far: IT
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Income Tax Department said on Thursday it has seized illegal cash amounting to around Rs 15.50 crore in Mumbai since the Model Code of Conduct for the October 21 Maharashtra assembly elections came into force.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nakul, Shraddha claim gold in SFA skating C'ship
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Nakul Varshith of Sanathi School and Shraddha Reddy of Global Edge School stole the limelight in the skating competition of Hyderabad Sports For All (SFA), presented by Hero Sprint Pro, cornering gold in their respective categories at the Indira Park here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
On 'Bigg Boss', Sidharth must control temper: Aastha Chaudhary
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Sidharth Shukla needs to control his temper. This was revealed by Aastha Chaudhary, Sidharth's former co-star on "Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na". The two have known each other for over a decade.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kolkata in race to host India-Qatar WC qualifier in March
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The iconic Salt Lake Stadium could once again be packed to the rafters for an India game as it is in the race to host the Group E World Cup qualifier tie against Asian champions Qatar on March 26 next year.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
JKLF calls off LoC sit-in after meeting with UN observers
Mirpur (PoK), Oct 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) agreed to call off its protest sit-in near the Line of Control (LoC) following a meeting with the United Nations Military Observer Group of India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
2019-10-17
Category: International, India,International
Kerala Minister, Leader of Opposition's row turns personal
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) A row between Kerala's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala turned personal on Thursday with the former alleging foul play by the latter to fetch his son high marks in the Civil Service interview.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
INOX group director: Steady rise in cinema biz over past 3 years
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The regular ticket-paying audience always complains about expensive multiplex tickets and many even blame the steep prices for declining footfalls in theatres. INOX group director Siddharth Jain however does not agree.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Transfer of corruption-alleging Patna HC Judge recommended
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Patna High Court's Justice Rakesh Kumar, who had made scathing remarks on the situation in the state judiciary and publicly pointed out corruption in lower courts, has been recommended to be transferred to the Andhra Pradesh High Court by the Supreme Court Collegium.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nikhat writes to Rijiju for 'fair play', gets Bindra's support
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Having cried foul after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) hinted that there would no trial between her and Mary Kom in the 51kg category for participating in the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan from February 3 to 14, Nikhat Zareen has now written to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, asking for a fair opportunity.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Nikhita Gandhi's song 'For now' inspired by past heartbreak
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Playback singer Nikhita Gandhi is coming up with an album of English songs written and sung by her. Titled "Closure", the unique thing about this album is that the songs were written when Nikhita was a student. Now, after turning into a professional singer, she has compiled some of those numbers and created an album.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chinese diplomats in US will have report all planned meets
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Amid its ongoing trade war with China, the US has now stipulated that Chinese diplomats in the country will have to inform the State Department before meeting any US officials - at any level, or visiting any "educational and research institutions", reports said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Campaign gains momentum for Bijepur bypoll in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The campaign for the bypoll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district has gained momentum with the three major political parties leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Aamna Sharif on playing Komolika: Not easy recreating an iconic role
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Aamna Sharif replaces Hina Khan as the iconic antagonist Komolika in the reboot show of "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", and she admits there's a lot of pressure on her shoulders.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Animal husbandry can help in raising farmers' income by four times (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary in the Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, on Thursday said that the animal husbandry and dairy departments could contribute significantly in achieving the Modi government's goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022 as the government is paying special attention to this sector.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Back from drugs and depression, reality star won't quit music again
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Azmat Hussain was just 10 when he lifted the "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs" trophy in 2011. Eight years later, he is back on the reality TV circuit, as a contestant on season 11 of "Indian Idol". Much has happened in between, with Azmat drowning himself in drugs and depression. His confidence is shaken, but he has promised himself not to give up in life easily, and to pursue music irrespective of his position at the ongoing singing competition on TV.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Parties, except BJP, demand single phase poll in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) Political parties except the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have demanded that the Assembly polls in the state should take place in a single phase.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP's Choudhary Surendra joins AAP
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former BJP leader Choudhary Surendra along with his supporters joined the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jharkhand voters offered 40% rebate on pollution certificate
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) Petrol pump owners in Jharkhand on Thursday agreed to provide 40 per cent discount to people who vote in the upcoming assembly polls in the state.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Karnataka tops innovation index, list dominated by south, west
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Karnataka has been ranked as the most innovative state in the country while the top ten states are concentrated mainly in southern and western India.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Elton John: Music of 'The Lion Ling' remake a huge disappointment
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Legendary singer Elton John is disappointed with the music of the latest live-action remake of the Disney classic "The Lion King".
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
State-run SJVNL pays Rs 844.91 cr dividend to shareholders
Shimla, Oct 17 (IANS) Hydropower major Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL), a joint venture between the Central and the Himachal Pradesh governments, has paid a total dividend of Rs 844.91 crore to its shareholders for 2018-19, the company said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Microsoft's venture fund to empower women techies with $6mn
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to empower women entrepreneurs, Microsofts corporate venture fund M12 on Thursday partnered with Mayfield and Pivotal Ventures to announce $6 million competition for women-led enterprise startups in India, the US, Europe, Canada and Israel.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Musk aims to add 30,000 more internet satellites in orbit
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Elon Musk's SPACEX reportedly wants to add 30,000 Starlink broadband satellites to the 12,000 it already plans to put into orbit.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
SC collegium recommends appointment of 5 HC Chief Justices
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of Chief Justice of five High Courts -- Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Madras, Madhya Pradesh and Patna.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pixel 2 series smartphones to support Google Stadia
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Google has revealed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL along with the latest Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones will be supported by Stadia.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Team showing consistency in run up to Olympic qualifiers: Reid
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team has been in fine form lately, winning the FIH Men's Series Finals Bhubaneswar 2019 in June, the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Test Event in August, and then winning all five of their matches against World Champions Belgium and World No. 8 Spain as part of their preparations for the much anticipated FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha. Chief Coach Graham Reid believes that it is important for the team to keep working in the right direction.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
'No cracker' banner sparks row for SpiceJet, airline denies link
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A banner with SpiceJet's logo at the Madurai Airport appealing for a cracker-free Diwali has brought criticism for the airline, along with the expected accolades.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rs 199 India mobile plan a huge success: Netflix
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Ecstatic at the success of its Rs 199 mobile-only plan that it launched in India in August, Netflix is going to replicate the plan in other global markets too, the company's Chief Product Officer Gregory K Peters has said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Tendulkar joins hands with legends for Road Safety World Series
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Bret Lee, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Jonty Rhodes will come together once again to enthral us with their cricketing brilliance when they lock horns for the Road Safety World Series scheduled to be held in India early next year.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Iran warns to reduce nuclear commitments
Tehran, Oct 17 (IANS) Iran on Thursday said it would further reduce its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, unless its interests are secured by the signatories.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Aviation regulator's nod to 5 firms to manufacture drones
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a push to domestic drone manufacturing, India's civil aviation regulator DGCA has given nod the for companies to manufacture Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Champions League slot a big motivation for ISL players: Habas
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Two-time champions ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas on Thursday said the fact that Indian Super League (ISL) table toppers will now get a play-off place in the AFC Champions League is a big motivation for the players as they will rub shoulders with the best in Asia if they manage to bag the slot.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday after Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them at a flag meeting at Kakmarichar along the riverine international border in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
DMRC to upgrade to eight-coach metro fleet by March 2021
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to accommodate the increasing footfalls, Delhi Metro plans to convert all six-coach trains to eight-coach ones by March 2021 and press them into service on the Red, Yellow and Blue Lines.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian markets jump sharply as EU, UK reach Brexit deal
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty closed with sharp gains, most of which came during the second half of the trade session on Thursday after the Brexit uncertainty troubling the global markets seemed to have come to an end.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistan raises Babri Masjid issue
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Directly interfering in the internal issues of India, Pakistan has raised the Babri Masjid issue saying it hopes that while taking any decision in the matter, the feelings of Indian Muslims would be respected.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh personnel alongside the riverine international border at Kakmarichar in West Bengal on Thursday, an official said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Top Indian paddlers to take part in national East Zone TT meet
Howrah (West Bengal), Oct 17 (IANS) Top Indian paddlers Antony Amalraj, Harmeet Desai, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Madhurika Patkar will vie for top honours in the UTT National Ranking Table Tennis Championships (East Zone) which begins at the newly built Dumurjala Stadium here on Friday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Top CPI-M Tripura leader arrested, hunt on for ex-Minister
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) A top CPI-M leader in Tripura was arrested on Thursday for "obstructing police" while a massive hunt is on to apprehend former PWD Minister and top Left leader Badal Choudhury in connection with an alleged corruption case, police said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
New Brexit deal agreed: Boris Johnson
London, Oct 17 (IANS) A Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels, reports said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Gul Panag: Can't remain a fulltime actress
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Former beauty queen, politician and actress Gul Panag, who will soon be seen in the film "Bypass Road", says that though she is getting interesting roles lately, she cannot limit herself to acting.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Slowdown, government apathy affecting economy: Manmohan
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for the current economic slowdown and rural distress, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that merely "passing the buck to Congress would not work".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Federer confirms participation in French Open
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS) Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has confirmed he will participate in the 2020 French Open, scheduled to be held here.
2019-10-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
V&A Museum of Childhood to be revamped
London, Oct 17 (IANSlife) The Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood soon will undergo a major redevelopment, starting late 2020.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Zomato announces second multi-city food carnival
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANSlife) Restaurant aggregator and food delivery platform Zomato on Thursday announced the second season of Zomaland, its multi-city food and entertainment carnival, that begins in November with Jaipur.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
People shouldn't live in fear of gun violence: Levi's
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANSlife) Clothing giant Levi's has taken a stand against gun violence in the US, and has come out with bold statements on this political furore. Speaking to IANSlife, its philanthropic offshoot, Levi Strauss Foundation, said that "people should not have to live in fear of gun violence".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Dassault to collaborate on aeronautics with Pune college
Pune (Maharashtra), Oct 17 (IANS) Dassault Aviation, the makers of the Rafale fighter aircraft, on Thursday announced a collaboration with the famed College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) for a strategic partnership on skill development.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Rajnath hits out at Rahul over Rafale 'puja'
Bawani Khera (Haryana), Oct 17 (IANS) Slamming Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over the Rafale puja (worship) controversy, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked what should he have written on the fighter jet if not "Om", a word with spiritual relevance.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
RCB appoint Navnita Gautam as massage therapist
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will become the first team in the league to have a woman in the support staff in the 13th edition. The franchise has appointed some well-acclaimed tacticians and to take this legacy forward, they have appointed Navnita Gautam as sports massage therapist.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Indian cricketer Priya Punia signs with Fast&Up
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) It was a dream come true for Priya Punia as she made her ODI debut earlier this month against South Africa by scoring an unbeaten 75 to power her team to victory. Priya has now signed up with Fast&Up, Indias leading sports and active nutrition brand.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Tabu, Farah Khan celebrate '30 years of Dosti'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan and actress Tabu have been friends for 30 years.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Even short-term 'vaping' can cause inflammation: Study
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) E-cigarette use has risen at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers and now researchers from the Ohio State University have found that even short-term vaping could cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker adults.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rise of several dynasts in Haryana politics
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The state of Haryana has several leaders with a legacy of their parents in politics. This election is seeing another scion rising - Deepender Singh Hooda, son of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hooda among 4 MLAs who didn't ask questions in Haryana assembly
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A report published ahead of the Haryana assembly elections says that former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress and party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala have not posed a single question in the outgoing assembly in the last five years.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kidman, Skarsgard to reunite for 'The Northman'(Lead)
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Director Robert Eggers' next film "The Northman" will star Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mining closure disturbed Goa's industrial eco-system: CM
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The closure of the mining industry in Goa has disturbed the industrial eco-system in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Politics
DJ Alan Walker set for 3-city India tour in December
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) British-born Norwegian deejay and record producer Alan Walker will perform in India this December, as part of his Aviation Tour.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tata Motors jumps 10% after Brexit deal 'agreed'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Investors hurriedly bought Tata Motors shares on Thursday after the news of Britain and the EU reaching a new Brexit deal reached Dalal Street.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Need Ayodhya settlement, not judgement: Sunni Waqf Board
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A representative of the UP Sunni Waqf Board said some of the parties involved in the Ayodhya title dispute have reached a settlement, which will ensure a "win-win situation for both sides and there will not be any need for judgment".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Delhi to notify enhanced minimum wages
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court order on minimum wages fixation, the Delhi government on Thursday said it will issue a final notification soon on enhanced minimum wages.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sell assets to repay PMC Bank loans: HDIL promoters to ED
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Facing imminent threat of more properties being attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Rs 4,335 crore Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank fraud case, the Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) promoters and directors have written to the probe agency, Mumbai Police and the RBI to sell the properties at fair market rates to repay the loans taken by the company.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ganguly's rise to BCCI chief's post an inspiration for ATK players
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) ATK and Indian national team football players Pritam Kotal and Pronay Halder on Thursday hailed team co-owner Sourav Ganguly who is set to become the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president on October 23, saying the development has inspired them to win the third title.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Why Bharat Ratna to Savarkar, why not to Godse, asks Congress
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday slammed the BJP for demanding a Bharat Ratna for its ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in its manifesto for the Maharashtra Assembly polls.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Have clarified on government's concerns about 5G: Huawei
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Expressing confidence that the company will be part of India's 5G journey, Chinese telecom equipment major Huawei has said it has clarified on all concerns of the Indian government regarding 5G solutions and its engagement with the country's Telecom Ministry has been very positive.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Azhar likely to replace Sarfaraz as Pakistan's Test skipper
Lahore, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistan's top-order batsman Azhar Ali is likely to replace Sarfaraz Ahmed as the national team's skipper in the longest format of the game while wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan could serve as his deputy.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Hubble gives astronomers best look at interstellar comet
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- comet 2I/Borisov -- whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Left parties on fast in support of Telangana RTC employees
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Leaders of the Left parties and people's organisations observed a day-long fast here on Thursday in support of the strike by employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), which entered its 13th day.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Surveillance cameras to be biggest market for 5G IoT solutions
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Outdoor surveillance cameras will be the largest market for 5G Internet of Things (IoT) solutions globally in the next three years, a new report by Gartner Inc. said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
'Mentally disturbed' man jumps in lion's enclosure at Delhi zoo
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A 21-year-old man entered into a lion's enclosure in Delhi zoo on Thursday but was rescued by the authorities, police said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP leader wants no party symbols on EVMs, cites 'dictatorship' by bosses
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Electoral symbols on EVM machines may be a thing of the past if the Election Commission accepts BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay recommendations.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung to offer innovative services this festive season
Gurugram, Oct 17 (IANS) With a network of over 3,300 service points including 535 customer service vans, Samsung is aiming to provide premium products' quick installation facility in major cities this festive season.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Score heavy in first innings in Ranchi: Faf tells SA batsmen
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) Having already lost the three-match series, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has called on his players to come out with an improved performance, especially with the bat when they face India in the final Test beginning Saturday in Ranchi.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Big B shares unseen pic of 'better half' Jaya on Karwa Chauth
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) On the occasion of Karwa Chauth on Thursday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan shared an unseen photograph of his wife and actress Jaya Bachchan, cropping his own picture from the frame.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Netflix adds more subscribers, braces for higher competition
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Netflix added 6.8 million subscribers in the third quarter of this year internationally, compared to seven million it had forecast, even as the streaming giant braces for stiff competition as Apple and Disney prepare to launch similar services.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
'Downton Abbey': Cinematography, acting keep you glued (IANS Review, Rating: *** and 1/2)
"Downton Abbey"; Cast: Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Phyllis Logan; Direction: Michael Engler; Rating: *** and 1/2 (three and half stars)
2019-10-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Brexit deal agreed: Boris Johnson
London, Oct 17 (IANS) A Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels, reports said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
KCR's election rally in Huzurnagar cancelled
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao's election rally in Huzurnagar Assembly constituency was cancelled on Thursday due to rains, officials said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Turkish President Erdogan's visit to Pakistan postponed
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's anticipated visit to Pakistan has been postponed, Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said on Thursday, hours after a Turkish diplomat tweeted about the matter.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
With long power cuts, gensets run rampant in NCR
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to curb air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region launched recently has helped proactive rolling out of stricter measures to discourage private vehicles on roads, stop use of diesel generators and close brick kilns and stone crushers.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
This is how Saif, Kareena celebrated 7th wedding anniversary
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood's star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary with family members.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kartik Aaryan on marriage plans: Have to ask mummy
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan, who next will be seen in "Pati, Patni Aur Woh", says he has no time for love and as of now his sole focus is on his film career.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
110 players allocated to 8 teams for Abu Dhabi T10 league
Abu Dhabi, Oct 17 (IANS) The annual player draft of the Abu Dhabi T10 league in the nations capital saw 110 players allocated to eight teams, as well as a host of superstars unveiled for the first time.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Other Sports
ASUS launches innovative dual screen laptops in India
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics major ASUS on Thursday unveiled its dual screen laptop series in India which comprises the Zenbook Pro Duo (UX581) and the Zenbook Duo (UX481) at a starting price Rs 2,09,990 and Rs 89,990, respectively.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Upstarts': The story behind India's first film on startups
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The upcoming Netflix release "Upstarts" is the first Indian film to capture the startup mania sweeping the country. The film's director Udai Singh Pawar says the audience will get to understand India's startup revolution in a fun, emotional yet realistic way.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Northern Ireland's DUP rejects Johnson's Brexit deal
London, Oct 17 (IANS) The Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which props up the UK's Conservative Party government, on Thursday said it could not support the Brexit deal in its current form.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Air-to-water company AKVO to foray into retail segment
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Kolkata-based water generator maker AKVO Atmospheric Water Systems aims to foray into the consumer durable segment and is looking to partner retail chains for the launch of its household water production machines, said a top company official.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Why Akshay was worried about daughter Nitara aboard Housefull 4 Express
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The HouseFull 4 Express rolled into New Delhi Railway Station from Mumbai on Thursday, and superstar Akshay Kumar, who was accompanied by his daughter Nitara on the special journey, says he was a "little worried on how to keep the little one entertained".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Local pollutants push Delhi's air quality to very poor'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The overall air quality in the national capital fell to a 'very poor' category on Thursday with an Air Quality Index (AQI) score of 304, for the first time in the season as reports claimed that local pollutants had not been dispersed yet.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Non-local truck drivers given protection in Kashmir
Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) Non-local apple traders and truck drivers have moved to secure locations in Kashmir following attacks by militants over the last few days.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
After Ayodhya, sants ready for Kashi, Mathura: ABAP
Prayagraj, Oct 17 (IANS) The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), the apex body of sants (holy men), has announced that after the Ayodhya issue is resolved, the sants will speed up campaigns for the "liberation" of shrines in Kashi and Mathura.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
This day, 2008: When Sachin became leading Test run-scorer
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Eleven years ago, on this very day at the I.S. Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Sachin Tendulkar went past West Indies' Brian Lara to become the leading run-getter in Test cricket.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Luxury travel needs innovation
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANSlife) After three hotels in Goa, the Postcard Hotel goes international with the announcement of two new properties in Sri Lanka and Bhutan. The hotels will open their doors to guests in November.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Religare fraud: All accused sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Thursday sent former Ranbaxy promoter Singh brothers and three others to judicial custody till October 31 in the Religare fraud case.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KBC crorepati Gautam Kumar Jha: Will support poor girls in my village
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Gautam Kumar Jha, who became the third contestant to win a crore on season 11 of the Amitabh Bachchan-hosted quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), says he wants to support girls who hail from a poor economic background in his village by contributing to their marriage.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jindal varsity launches 3-year BA (Hons) programme in law
Sonipat, Oct 17 (IANS) In a first, the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) launched here on Thursday a three-year B.A. (honours) programme in legal studies which is interdisciplinary in nature with a focus on the social, economic and political context of law in society.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education
Delhi govt hiring extra buses for Odd-Even days
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday decided to hire 2,000 extra buses to ensure enough public transport from November 4 to 15 during the Odd-Even scheme days.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IL&FS completes sale of wind energy assets to Orix
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a major development in the resolution of the crisis-hit IL&FS and its group entities, IL&FS on Thursday said that it has completed the sale of its wind energy assets to Orix Corporation of Japan for Rs 4,900 crore, helping the debt ridden company to resolve its debt of over Rs 4,300 crore.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Japanese govt backs shifting of Tokyo 2020 marathon to Sapporo
Tokyo, Oct 17 (IANS) The government of Japan on Thursday stressed the need to protect the health of athletes, a day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced plans to shift some road running events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to the northern city of Sapporo.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports