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Huzurnagar by-poll: TRS, Congress locked in neck-and-neck fight
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) It's likely to be neck-and-neck fight in Monday's bye-election to Huzurnagar Assembly constituency, with ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) keen to wrest it from Congress while the opposition party is determined to continue its winning streak.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
All set for Monday Assembly bypolls in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) The electoral fate of 35 candidates in two Assembly constituencies -- Vikravandi and Nanguneri -- in Tamil Nadu will be decided by voters on Monday.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Trash4Cash to fetch you entry to Goa jamboree! Hurry up
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Old newspapers, empty cigarette packets and ubiquitous packets of potato chips can fetch you a ticket to a jamboree, the 'LalaLand Festival' in Goa, which is aimed at promoting crossover art forms, sustainable innovations, new experiences and global trends.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Protesters block roads in HK to attend banned march
Hong Kong, Oct 20 (IANS) Thousands of protesters have blocked roads in Hong Kong to attend an anti-government march banned by police out of public safety concerns.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Long-term asbestos exposure can trigger lung cancer: Experts
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) After the US health regulators found traces of asbestos in samples from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder and forced the company to recall 33,000 bottles of talcum powder, physicians in India have warned that long-term exposure of asbestos can trigger lung cancer in children.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Why Stephen Alter calls Himalayas home
Nainital, Oct 20 (IANSlife) The early winter air ran crisp in Nainital, and as India-born American author Stephen Alter sat facing the vast mountainscape, he fronted an audience, and a question on what made him fall in love with the Himalayas. "I didn't have much choice, because it is home," was his answer.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,IANS Life
Pak will achieve all FATF targets in time: Qureshi
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The Pakistan incumbent government would achieve all targets of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and get the country out of the anti-money laundering bodys grey list, said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Brexit vote, earnings to guide markets ahead (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian markets may react to British Parliament's vote to delay a decision on Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal next week.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Goa stray cattle turning non-vegetarian: BJP Minister
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Stray cattle in Goa's tourism savvy coastal belt, which includes popular beach villages like Calangute and Candolim, have "turned non-vegetarian" and only eat scraps of chicken and fried fish, claims the state's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Fractional ownership model can help boost sluggish realty market
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) With sluggishness creeping into the real estate market due to the ongoing economic slowdown, a Canada-based group has come up with a unique real estate investment model, which allows investors to purchase fractional ownership in multiple homes, instead of one, which according to the promoters not only significantly divides the risk factor, but also assures more bang for the buck.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Suspended UP headmaster reinstated with a warning
Pilibhit, Oct 20 (IANS) Furqan Ali, the headmaster of a government primary school in Pilibhit, who was suspended last week for making children sing Iqbal's famous 'Lab pe aati hai dua banke tamanna meri', has been reinstated and transferred to another school.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
In Hollywood, villain is the new star
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) "Why does it feel so good, so good to be bad?" This is not only a line from David Guetta's famous song, but an emotion that is being explored in Hollywood.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Good bahus, betis go bad for telly ratings
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) They cried buckets as the good daughters/ daughters-in-law on K-soaps. Now they are out to make others cry by turning bad on screen.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Recreated whiffs mark the new sound of music
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Just a few days ago, dancer-actress Nora Fatehi thanked her fans for giving "so much pyar" to her latest song "Ek toh kum zindagani", which is a recreated version of the hit track "Pyar do pyar lo" from the 1986 film "Jaanbaaz". As music lovers are showering love on recreations by adding on to their views and likes on social media, music labels, composers and singers are happily joining forces to offer more and more old hits with new packaging.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Egypt displays 30 ancient sarcophagi in Luxor
Cairo, Oct 20 (IANS) The Egyptian government displayed 30 sarcophagi more than 3,000 years old in the city of Luxor, the most important discovery of its kind since the 19th century.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
How OTT changed couch potato habits
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Its the era of binge watching and much more -- all thanks to the small screen wonders of the big world of OTT platforms.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Prophet Mohammad at Hudaybiyyah: Lesson for Muslims coping with Ayodhya? (Comment)
Should the Supreme Court verdict enable the building of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Muslim fears about the security of mosques in Kashi and the Idgah in Mathura would appear to have been taken care of by the Places of Worship Act of 1991. The Act spells out that all places of worship "except Ayodhya" will be maintained and respected as they were in 1947. Assurances, however, have value only when there is rule of law which has been a retreating value in recent years. In these circumstances, what is the wise course for the Muslims to adopt when the Ayodhya verdict is delivered before November 17?
2019-10-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Big stars get down to earth
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Ditching larger-than-life characters and unrealistic storylines, Hindi cinema superstars have undergone changes and are now focussing more on the life of the "aam aadmi" and celebrating their joys and sorrows on the big screen.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Territorial integrity of Manipur will be upheld: CM
Guwahati, Oct 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday reiterated the State government's commitment to uphold the territorial integrity of the state.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
ACB files FIR in J&K Bank loan fraud case
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday registered an FIR in the J&K Bank loan fraud case of Rs 1,100 crore advanced to Rice Exports India (REI) Agro Ltd. Searches have been conducted at many locations in Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dry day in Goa areas bordering Maharashtra on Oct 21
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Following the directives by the Election Commission, the Goa government has declared a dry day in all the sub-districts bordering Maharashtra on October 21, in view of the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled for that day.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Delhi govt, Centre spar over healthcare schemes
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) In the run-up to the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls, incumbent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are heating up the scene as they aggressively root for their respective flagship health programmes like mohalla clinics, the accident care scheme, Farishte, and the Centre's flagship programme, Ayushman Bharat.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Campaigning for Khinvsar, Mandawa in Rajasthan comes to an end
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) Campaigning by all political parties came to an end on Saturday evening for Mandawa and Khinvsar seats in Rajasthan for the voting to be held on Monday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
President meets Filipino liver transplant patients' kin
Manila, Oct 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday interacted with the Filipino families of infants, who underwent liver transplant in India.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Philippines,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ahead of polls, IT seizes Rs 29 cr cash in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has seized Rs 29 crore cash here since the model code of conduct was enforced in the state ahead of the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Mirchi deals: ED raids 14 DHFL, Sunblink sites (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Tightening its noose in the multi-crore real estate deals involving fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's close aide late Iqbal Mirchi and his family, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday carried out searches at over 14 places, including offices of Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd (DHFL) and Sunblink Real Estate Private Ltd and residences of their promoters.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Boyfriend proposes Australia woman cricketer on the field
Adelaide, Oct 19 (IANS) Adelaide Strikers cricketer Amanda Jade-Wellington was on Saturday pleasantly surprised when her boyfriend proposed marriage to her on the cricket field after a Women's Big Bash League match against Melbourne Renegades.
2019-10-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Plan to kill Kamlesh Tiwari hatched 2 months ago: Police
Ahmedabad/Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) The plan to execute former Hindu Mahasabha President Kamlesh Tiwari was made about two months ago by the detained accused over the hate speech given by him, officials said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
100 envoys, embassy officials to visit Golden temple on Oct 22
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Ambassadors and high-level officials of 100 embassies would visit the Harmandir Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines, in Amritsar on October 22, organisers said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Goa needs more trains to increase tourist footfalls: Goyal
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal wants to make trains the engine of tourism growth in Goa.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bengal Governor to tour Sundarbans on Monday
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Nearly a month after his visit to Siliguri in north Bengal raised political temperatures, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will tour the remote Sundarbans in the state's southern part on Monday, amid a series of run-ins between him and the Mamata Banerjee government.
2019-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Everton defeat West Ham 2-0 in Premier League
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Everton beat West Ham United 2-0 at Goodison Park in a Premier League encounter on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
When Hussain Sagar lake became 'Jai Shri Ram Sagar' on Google Maps
Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) In a weird episode, Hyderabad's Hussain Sagar lake, which is famous for its iconic Gautum Buddha statue, was shown as 'Jai Shri Ram Sagar' on Google Maps for several days, before it was rectified by the tech giant.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology
Gurpreet death no deterrence to Indians with American dreams
New Delhi/Mexico City, Oct 19 ((ANS) The death of six-year-old Gurpreet Kaur in the Arizona desert in June this year, shocking as it was, was also a pointer to the sharp rise in the number of Indians seeking to surreptitiously cross into the United States from the southern border. The deportation of 311 Indians from Mexico comes amid data that over 7,000 Indians are facing deportation proceedings in US courts.
2019-10-19
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Part of Hyderabad's Nampally Sarai caves in
Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A portion of 100-year-old structure, built in the memory of First World War treaty, caved in here on Saturday, injuring two persons.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 1.33 crore illegal cash seized in Gurugram
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Haryana Police have seized an illegal cash of over Rs 1.33 crore from a car in Gurugram, the state election office said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cong dares Modi to tell people who dismembered Pakistan
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for only highlighting abrogation of Article 370 in the Assembly poll campaigns and dared him to tell the people who split Pakistan into two.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-T to probe Rs 5.34 mn cash found from NCP MLA's aide's home
Mumbai/Thane, Oct 19 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department will probe the recovery of Rs 5.34 million in cash from a private residence which was visited under strange circumstances by an undertrial Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator, Ramesh Kadam, officials said here on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'AirPods Pro' with noise cancellation may debut this month
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Apple is expected to launch its "AirPods Pro" with noise cancellation later this month and might be priced as high as $260.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pakistan hopes to come out of FATF's grey list by Feb 2020
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan has expressed hope that it has set target till February 2020 to complete all items on its Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. Pakistan's Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar said that Pakistan will come out of 'grey' to 'white' List by the given deadline.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Billboard featuring woman hog-tying Trump draw eyeballs
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) An American clothing company has been drawing attention over a billboard -- put up at Times Square -- showing US President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman, reports said.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
GVL asks Naidu if he is ready to merge TDP with BJP
Vijayawada, Oct 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader G.V.L. Narasimha Rao said on Saturday that if N. Chandrababu Naidu is ready to merge his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with the BJP, he is ready to talk to the party leadership.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
11-year chess player evicted from tourney in TN
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Even as the All India Chess Federation (AICF) professes to catch chess talent in schools, an 11-year schoolboy was barred from playing in a tournament midway by an official of the Tirunelveli District Chess Development Association (TDCDA), the boy's father alleged.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics,Sports
Muslim litigants not to build mosque if verdict in favour
Ayodhya, Oct 19 (IANS) Concerned over the possible post-verdict situation in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid dispute case, Muslim litigants have said that they will not build the mosque for the sake of country's peace and harmony.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Campaigning ends for bypoll to 5 Kerala Assembly seats
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) The campaign for bypoll to five Assembly constituencies -- Vatiyoorkavu, Aroor, Konni, Ernakulam and Manjeswaram
2019-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
No distance now between Kartarpur Sahib, pilgrims: PM
Ellenabad/Rewari (Haryana), Oct 19 (IANS) The distance between Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan and Guru Nanak's followers is now ending, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, the last day of campaigning in Haryana.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
India to have Marine Police Force to guard coastline
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs has completed the modalities of setting up a new armed force -- Central Marine Police Force -- to strengthen coastal security. A final proposal would be sent to the Cabinet by early next month for approval, a source in the ministry said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
16-inch MacBook Pro shows up in Apple's Catalina beta
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) New icons hidden in the latest macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta has disclosed a new MacBook Pro, labelled as "MacBookPro 16.1", in works. The icon looks similar to the 15-inch MacBook Pro asset that was included in previous versions of macOS.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eva Mendes: Motherhood is a job
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Eva Mendes says motherhood is like a "job", because she has to use the same skills as a chauffeur, chef, and personal assistant.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UP bypolls: Opposition hopes for big upset on many seats
Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh are hoping for a big upset in the bypolls in 11 Assembly constituencies, the campaigning for which came to an end on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics