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Opposition delegation boards flight to Srinagar
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A delegation of Opposition parties, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, boarded a flight to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, their first since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chinese origin man held for double murder in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) A man of Chinese origin was arrested on Saturday for allegedly murdering his wife and father by hitting them with an iron bucket in East Kolkata's Tangra area, the police said.
2019-08-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K integration complete with axing of Article 370: Shah
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir's integration with India was completed with the scrapping of Article 370.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Priyanka pens emotional note on father's birth anniversary
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has penned an emotional note on her father Ashok Chopra's birth anniversary.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Curbs on media in J&K in national interest: PCI to SC
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Press Council of India (PCI) has moved an application in the Supreme Court seeking permission to intervene and allow it to assist the top court in deciding on a petition filed by Kashmir Times Executive Editor that seeks relaxation in curbs on the movement of media personnel, including photojournalists, in Kashmir.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Terror suspects held in MP used app that keeps no record
Bhopal, Aug 24 (IANS) Technology is throwing a new challenge at curbing terror every minute. Five persons arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Satna for suspected links with a terror funding racket managed by Pakistani operatives have been found to have communicated with their handlers using an app which does not keep any record of the messages it sends, police said.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Terrorism
HK's Lion Rock 'shines' in show of solidarity
Hong Kong, Aug 24 (IANS) More than 1,000 people gathered on top of Hong Kong's Lion Rock to shine lights across the city in solidarity with the city which has been rocked by anti-government protests for almost three months.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Human Interest/Society
Samsung Galaxy M30s with 48MP camera in India next month
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Riding on the success of its online-exclusive Galaxy M series, Samsung India is all set to launch Galaxy M30s with 48MP triple rear camera setup in India mid-September.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Google Photos to let users search for text in images
San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Google is rolling out new AI features to its Lens platform that would let users search their Google Photos library for text that appears within photos.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
DUSU removes busts of Savarkar, Bose, Bhagat Singh
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) has removed the busts of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Subhas Chandra Bose from the university campus after a backlash from the Congress students wing NSUI.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Redmi Note 8 Pro to come with liquid cooling feature
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) Ahead of the launch of its Note 8 series, Redmi has revealed that the 'Note 8 Pro' will come with liquid cooling feature.
2019-08-24
Category: International, China,Technology
Fire breaks out at Sreesanth's house in Kochi
Kochi, Aug 24 (IANS) A major fire broke out at former India pacer S. Sreesanth's residence in the Edapally arae here early on Saturday, fire officials said, adding that no one was injured in the incident.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak journalists to march on LoC
Muzaffarabad, Aug 24 (IANS) More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan have arrived here to take part in a "symbolic march" towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, India,International
She-Hulk, Moon Knight set to join Marvel's superhero slate
Anaheim (California), Aug 24 (IANS) Marvel Studios is amping up the superhero slate, with She-Hulk and Moon Knight ready to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
#Motherhood: Sunny Leone helps daughter finish homework
Dubai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone did not forget her mommy duties on her vacation here as she helped her daughter Nisha finish her homework.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK won't retreat from global community: Johnson
London, Aug 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that his country would not "retreat" from the international community as it leaves the European Union (EU), the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Guterres hopes negotiations for humanitarian access to Kashmir goes forward
United Nations, Aug 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes that under the current situation in Kashmir, negotiations by UN human rights officials for access to the area "can move forward", according to his Associate Spokesperson Eri Kaneko.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Indo-Brit killed in Thai hotel fight
London, Aug 24 (IANS) An Indian-origin Briton died in a fight at a Thai hotel after telling another guest to keep the noise down as his wife and son tried to sleep, his family has said.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Race begins to send space tourists, build lunar colonies
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Fifty years ago, when the first man walked on the Moon, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was not even born, Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos was just a five-year-old kid, and Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson was still a teenager. Today these tech entrepreneurs are leading the efforts to make space tourism a reality.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Do we need a backup planet to survive?
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Billionaire entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are at the forefront of a new age commercial space exploration programmes and actually working towards building a base station on Moon and ultimately colonising Mars.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ishant's fifer puts India in strong position against Windies
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 24 (IANS) Ishant Sharma came all guns blazing against the West Indies as the hosts could only manage to post 189/8 and trailed by 108 runs when the second day of the first Test ended.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Romancing the Moon, Bollywood style
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) As Chandrayaan 2 crept into Moon's orbit slowly but surely over the past few days, the one person who could perhaps afford a sentimental smile is the Bollywood shaayar. Over the decades, after all, the Hindi film songwriter's imagination has been to the Moon and back only a few hundred times.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mars no more 'amangal' for India to send a manned mission
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A human mission to Mars has always been the next big dream for space enthusiasts, with space barons like SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Blue Origins CEO Jeff Bezos and Virgin Galactics founder Sir Richard Branson along with NASA aiming to send humans to deeper space, and eventually Mars, in years to come.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sevilla win 1-0 away to Granada
Granada (Spain), Aug 24 (IANS) Sevilla has edged Granada CF 1-0 to take temporary possession of first place in LaLiga with six points from two matches.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
China releases British consulate worker
Hong Kong, Aug 24 (IANS) A worker at the UK consulate in Hong Kong has been released by China after being held at the border, a statement on his Facebook page said on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
FB bans news outlet from buying Trump-supporting ads
San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Facebook has banned conservative news outlet and US President Donald Trump supporter The Epoch Times from buying ads on its platform for violating its policies.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
SRK urges people to use postal services
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actor Shah Rukh Khan has urged people to make the maximum use of postal services so that it gets a revival in the era of Internet and digitalization.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google cracks whip on political debates at workplace
San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Google has cracked down on its employees who encourage political speech and internal debates at workplace, restricting the company's historically open work culture.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook downplayed Cambridge Analytica data scandal
San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Facebook in 2015 was aware that UK-based political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica may have been gathering users' personal data but downplayed the whole episode till a newspaper revealed the truth three months later, show new documents.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ewan McGregor excited to return to 'Star Wars'
Anaheim (California), Aug 24 (IANS) Actor Ewan McGregor will return to the "Star Wars" universe with his role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in an yet-untitled series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
A structural or cyclical slowdown? (Comment)
The Indian economy is passing through a phase of economic slowdown, with the GDP growth registering one of the lowest rates of 5.8 per cent in the last quarter of FY19. The GDP growth rate for the first quarter of FY20 is feared to be lower than 5.8 per cent. While there is a consensus that the economy is slowing down, the debate is still going on whether the slowdown is structural or cyclical.
2019-08-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Iniesta spoils Torres' retirement game in Japanese league
Tokyo, Aug 24 (IANS) Sagan Tosus Fernando Torres has lost his final match as a professional football player 6-1 to visitor Vissel Kobe in the Japanese first division league.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Gamechanger much beyond tech (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
The recent decision by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to amend the Companies Act and raise the cap on differential voting rights (DVRs) to 74 per cent has ramifications much beyond just the technology industry in India. The demarcation between control and capital is one that can unleash the next phase of entrepreneurial activity in this country.
2019-08-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
'US, Taliban to sign deal in few days'
Kabul, Aug 24 (IANS) A former Taliban member has said that an agreement between the US and the militant group would be finalised within the next few days.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Federer says he's optimistic about US Open chances
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer said he has high hopes heading into the US Open, noting that his form and fitness were the best they have been in several years.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
I was trying to give my best: Ravindra Jadeja
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 24 (IANS) After scoring a much needed half-century against West Indies on the second day of the first Test, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has said that he was trying to deliver his best.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Kovind, Modi greet nation on Janmashtami
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
2 killed in Maharashtra building collapse
Bhiwandi (Maharashtra), Aug 24 (IANS) At least two people were killed and six others injured when a dilapidated four-storey building collapsed in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi city on Saturday, police said.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnson, Trump speak ahead of G7
London, Aug 24 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to US President Donald Trump on the phone ahead of their one-on-one talks on Sunday on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Russia launches 1st ever floating nuclear power plant
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS) Russia has launched the world's only floating nuclear power plant, built to withstand tsunamis and crashes with icebergs, despite criticism by environmentalists who consider it a time bomb comparable to the Chernobyl nuclear station.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Human Interest/Society
After Doval, now Jaishankar to visit Moscow
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Close on the heels of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay a two-day visit to Moscow from August 27 in preparation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok next month.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Amazon fires: Protests against Bolsonaro in Brazil
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Brazil where they chanted "Burn Bolsonaro and not the Amazon", in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro's inaction in the face of massive wildfires that were devastating the world's largest tropical rainforest.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Imran orders crackdown on benami assets
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered all deputy commissioners and heads of development authorities to launch a nationwide crackdown against benami assets.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Pakistan,International
N.Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles: Seoul
Seoul, Aug 24 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday fired two projectiles presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea, South Korea's military said, ratcheting up tensions even after the end of a joint military exercise between Seoul and Washington.
2019-08-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
J&K admin asks Rahul, leaders to stay away from Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) As a delegation of opposition parties, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, is set to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in the wake of abrogation of Article 370, the administration requested them against visiting the state, saying attempts should not be made to disturb the gradual restoration of normal life.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Marvel set to introduce first Muslim superhero
Anaheim (US), Aug 24 (IANS) Marvel Studios will introduce its first Muslim superhero with "Ms. Marvel".
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Hilary Duff to be back with 'Lizzie McGuire'
Anaheim (US), Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Hilary Duff is set to reprise her beloved character of Lizzie McGuire in the reboot of the series.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US firms 'hereby ordered' to quit China, says Trump
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said he has "hereby ordered" American companies to leave China, after Beijing announced plans to slap new tariffs on US goods.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Brazil President sends army to tackle Amazon fires
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS) Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has ordered the armed forces to help fight a record number of forest fires in the Amazon.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Robert Downey Jr jokes about getting arrested in Disneyland
Anaheim (US), Aug 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr joked about getting arrested at Disneyland when he took the stage to accept his Disney Legends award at D23 Expo here on Friday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Christina Aguilera escaped chaotic household with music
Anaheim (US), Aug 24 (IANS) Grammy Award winning singer Christina Aguilera says music helped her escape chaotic household while growing up.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Federer says he's optimistic about US Open chances
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer on Friday said he has high hopes heading into the US Open, noting that his form and fitness are the best they have been in several years.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Robert Downey Jr, Jon Favreau become Disney Legends
Anaheim (US), Aug 24 (IANS) Disney's ultimate fan event D23 Expo started with a mini-"Iron Man" reunion with Hollywood's charismatic Robert Downey Jr and director Jon Favreau getting together to pick the Disney Legend honour.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US firms 'hereby ordered' to quit China, says Trump
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said he has "hereby ordered" American companies to leave China, after Beijing announced plans to slap new tariffs on US goods.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
All-round Jadeja helps India put pressure on WI (Tea report)
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 24 (IANS) Days after being chosen for the Arjuna Award, Ravindra Jadeja played a matured knock of 58 and then took a wicket as India reduced West Indies to 82/3 after posting 297 in the first innings, on Day 2 of the first Test here on Friday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Ashes: Hazlewood, Labuschagne help Aus take lead (Roundup)
Leeds, Aug 24 (IANS) Josh Hazlewood took five wickets and Marnus Labuschagne hit a defiant fifty as Australia first bundled England out for 67 in their first innings, their lowest Ashes score since 1948, and then put up 171/6 with a 283-run lead, at stumps on day 2 of the third Test here on Friday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PKL 7: U Mumba script 29-24 win over Tamil Thalaivas
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) The Chennai leg of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 concluded with U Mumba registering a 29-24 win over Tamil Thalaivas at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
J&K admin asks Rahul, leaders not to visit Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) As a delegation of opposition parties, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, is set to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in the wake of abrogation of Article 370, the administration requested them against visiting the state, saying attempts should not be made to disturb the gradual restoration of normal life.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Last day of deadline sees 1.6 lakh RFID tags installed
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) About 1.63 lakh RFID tags were issued on Friday, the last day of the deadline for installing the tags for commercial vehicles entering the national capital.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Row over Jerusalem ad in Tirupati
Tirupati, Aug 23 (IANS) Advertisement of Jerusalem yatra and Haj pilgrimage on bus tickets in the temple town of Tirupati has sparked a row on Friday, compelling Andhra Pradesh government to order a probe.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
PM Modi lands in UAE, to receive highest civil decoration
Abu Dhabi, Aug 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday night reached Abu Dhabi, on the second leg of his three-nation visit.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy
SC sets aside criminal proceeding against Hyatt Hotel MD
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The criminal proceedings against the Managing Director of Asian Hotels (North) Ltd, which runs Hyatt Regency Hotel here, in a 2013 negligence case was set aside by the Supreme Court on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
CRPF awarded for social initiatives in Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Posted as Commandant in one of the most dangerous areas in Chhasttigarh -- Bijapur -- Sudhir Kumar in 2016 thought of deploying motor cycle ambulance that could serve the people of Chhattisgarh and the paramilitary posted in Maoist-hit areas of the state.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
NHPC to resume construction on Lower Subansiri project
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) State-owned NHPC is likely to resume construction work on the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh after the rainy season is over.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy
J&K administration asks leaders to stay away from Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday asked leaders of political parties not to visit Srinagar, claiming it will jeopardize the efforts to restore normalcy in the region.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Booster dose for auto sector's growth
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Central government on Friday gave a major boost to the automobile industry by announcing a slew of measures to reverse slowdown denting the sector.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
M'rashtra govt to defend Ambedkar House in UK (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday named two prominent experts to oppose attempts to shut down the Ambedkar House, a memorial dedicated to Babasaheb Ambedkar in London, a top official said here.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India Inc hails FM steps to boost economy
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India Inc on Friday welcomed the Central government's move to give a major economic boost to diverse sectors such as NBFCs, auto, housing, MSMEs, equity markets and banking via a slew of measures on tax surcharge, GST refunds, easier loans and demand generation.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Relief for FPIs as Centre unveils booster dose for economy (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With the economy in slowdown mode and expected to falter further, the Modi government on Friday came out with slew of measures including the reversal of the income tax surcharge on FPIs, an upfront recap of PSBs and relief for the struggling auto sector.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hyderabad to host Word Design Assembly in October
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The 31st edition of the prestigious World Design Assembly (WDA) will take place for the first time in India at Hyderabad on October 11-12.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
India didn't seek mediation as Trump claimed: US official
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) A senior US official has conceded that India has not requested any mediation with Pakistan on Kashmir, contradicting President Donald Trump's claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate or arbitrate.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Committed to make India 5-trillion-dollar economy: Shah
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday emphasised that the government is committed to make India a five-trillion-dollar economy.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jaitley's health deteriorates: AIIMS sources
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's health deteriorated on Friday, AIIMS sources said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LFW 2019: When modern meets traditional
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The 2019 edition of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive on Friday saw designers play with traditional weaves and fabrics in modern ways.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Won't allow saffronisation: Congress on DU polls
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the Congress on Friday said it will not allow saffronisation of educational institutions as it chalked out plans for the Delhi University Students' Union elections.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-Andhra speaker's showroom searched for 'missing' furniture
Amaravati, Aug 23 (IANS) Amid high drama, Andhra Pradesh Assembly officials on Friday searched a motorbike showroom belonging to the family of former speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, two days after he admitted diverting some furniture and equipment to his house.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
182 kg of marijuana seized from Rajasthan-MP Border
Jaipur, Aug 23 (IANS) A truck carrying over 182 kg of marijuana (ganja) was impounded by CID Crime Branch and Kotwali police Dholpur, near Madhya Pradesh border on Friday, a day after over 600 kg of marijuana was seized in Jaipur, said police.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress blames DeMo, GST for slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Soon after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced measures to bring the economy on track, the Congress hit out at the ruling BJP, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision on demonetisation and a faulty Goods and Services Tax were "monumental blunders" that led to the slowdown of the economy.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul to lead opposition delegation to Kashmir
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A delegation of nine opposition parties led by former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to meet the people and party leaders in the region where restrictions have been imposed since the abrogation of Article 370.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jadeja fifty helps India to 297 against WI (Lunch report)
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 23 (IANS) Days after being chosen for the Arjuna Award, Ravindra Jadeja played a mature knock of 58 which helped India recover from a top-order collapse and post 297 against the West Indies on Day 2 of the first Test here on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
UAE will partner India in $5tn economy target: Minister
Abu Dhabi, Aug 23 (IANS) India's partnership with the UAE is set to play a key role in its march towards its ambitious goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE's Minister of Economy has said, welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to his country.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Pak has no claim on river waters, says Minister
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said on Friday that "Pakistan is needlessly crying hoarse over India's decision to utilize our own share of water. It is India's right; the Indus Water Treaty allows us to do so," he told IANS.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt to set up panel to finalise major infra projects
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that an inter-ministerial task force would be set up to finalise infrastructure projects, as part of the measures to boost the economy.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 days after violence, peace returns to Tughlakabad
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The situation in Tughlakabad Extension which witnessed police lathi-charge and vandalism on Wednesday after Dalit protesters turned violent over demolition of a Sant Ravidas temple, remained largely peaceful on Friday as life limped back to normal with heavy police presence in the area.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PKL 7: Gujarat Fortunegiants snap 6-match losing streak
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Gujarat Fortunegiants put a full stop to their six-match losing streak in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 as they pipped Patna Pirates to register a 29-26 win at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
'FPI tax part may be amended in next Parliament session'
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With the government announcing the roll back of the FPI surcharge on Friday, leading experts said considering this was already passed through the Finance Act in the Budget, the likely route the government would take it is to amend the particular portion of the Act in the next session of Parliament.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi govt mulls fining BEL over CCTV delay
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday said it proposes to impose a penalty of Rs 16 crore on the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for its slow pace of installing 1.40 lakh CCTVs across Delhi.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ramdev's aide Balkrishna admitted to hospital
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev's close aide Acharya Balkrishna was taken ill on Friday evening and admitted to hospital in Rishikesh.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India-Pak ties likely to figure at Modi-Trump meeting: US
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Conceding that India's decision to rescind Kashmir's special constitutional status was an internal matter, a senior US administration official has said that India-Pakistan relations are expected to come up when Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Donald Trump in France on the sidelines of the G7.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bihar MLA accused of keeping bombs surrenders
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) An Independent legislator from Bihar who was evading arrest from the state police on charges of keeping two bombs, an AK-47 rifle and 26 cartridges in his residence on Friday surrendered in a court here, police said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Solution for stalled home projects next week: FM
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Holding out hope for distressed home buyers across the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said that the government is working on a solution to get the stalled housing projects completed.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bollywood divas sizzle on ramp at LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Bollywood actresses Pooja Hedge, Diana Penty, Tara Sutaria and Rakul Preet Singh walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ravidas temple row: Delhi govt says it has no role
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Environment Minister Kailash Gahlot on Friday said the Delhi government has no role in the Ravidas temple demolition and it is for the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to take a decision.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Man gets life in jail for raping 2 minor daughters
Gurugram, Aug 23 (IANS) A Gurugram court on Friday handed down life imprisonment to a man for raping his two minor daughters.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's food industry to grow to $482 billion by 2020
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian food and retail industry is expected to grow to $482 billion by 2020, said a statement released by Kagome Foods India on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP upbeat, RSS affiliates happy with Nirmala's steps
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing a host of decisions and undoing some of previous decisions has not only the market happy but has also given the BJP a much-needed reprieve.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Grammy musicians premier UNESCO Kindness Anthem in IIT-D concert
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Grammy-winning musicians Ricky Kej and Laura Dickinson on Friday launched a special Kindness Anthem 'Shine Your Light' and concluded the first-ever World Youth Conference on Kindness.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Toll rise to 5 in Bengal temple stampede (Third Lead)
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Two more pilgrims injured in a stampede at a temple in West Bengal died on Friday, taking the death toll in the incident to five, police said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manish stars as Panthers win; Veda shines in women's matches
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Belagavi Panthers finally got off the blocks, scoring their first win in the Karnataka Premier League here on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Government announces major steps to boost MSMEs
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced much needed measures to boost the subdued micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP MP Lekhi turns author with new book
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Vocal BJP MP from Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi has turned author with her first book titled 'The New Delhi Conspiracy'.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan to host Sri Lanka in limited-overs series
Karachi, Aug 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka will play three one-day internationals in Karachi and as many T20Is in Lahore between September 27 and October 9, a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Angel tax for startups removed, industry cheers
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) In a major relief to registered startups, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced the withdrawal of the "angel tax" provision for them and their investors.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ashes: Hazlewood stars as Eng are bundled for 67 (Tea report)
Leeds, Aug 23 (IANS) Josh Hazlewood took five wickets as England were shot out for 67 in the first innings, their lowest Ashes score since 1948, before Australia also struggled but reached 82/3 and took a lead of 194, at tea on day 2 of the third Test here on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
In New India, corruption, loot reined in: Modi (Roundup)
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in "new India, corruption, nepotism, dynasty, loot of people's money, and terrorism have been reined in like never before", in an indirect reference to the arrest of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram for alleged corruption.
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,Diplomacy
Ayodhya case: Nirmohi Akhara sees dispossession plot
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the 11th day of the Ayodhya title dispute hearing on Friday, the counsel for the Nirmohi Akhara argued on two crucial aspects of the case -- that there had been a conspiracy since 1982 to dispossess the Akhara, and cited two witnesses who had established through their statements that it was wholly in-charge of the Ram temple.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Realty support: Housing finance firms to get Rs 20k cr more
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) In a major relief for housing finance companies and the real estate sector, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that National Housing Bank (NHB) would provide additional Rs 20,000 crore to HFCs, taking up the total liquidity support to Rs 30,000 crore.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt to recap banks with Rs 70k cr to boost lending
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Faced with an acute credit crunch following the NBFC crisis, the government has decided to provide Rs 70,000 crore to the banks up front to enable them lend Rs 5 lakh crore, benefitting corporates, retail borrowers, and small traders among others.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sudha Chandran to play a judge in 'Tara From Sutara'
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Sudha Chandran, also a renowned Bharatnatyam dancer, will play a judge in the show "Tara From Satara".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NRAI hits back at Zomato CEO with #ZoGoisNoGo campaign (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A day after Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal taunted Rahul Singh, President of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), on Twitter and logged out of the restaurants' #logout campaign against the deep discounting practices of online food aggregators, Singh on Friday hit back at Goyal by starting a new campaign #ZoGoisNoGo.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kieran Culkin breaks silence on Michael Jackson sexual abuse
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin's brother, Kieran Culkin, has for the first time replied to a query on his relationship with Michael Jackson, in the ciontext of the allegations of child abuse levelled against the late pop superstar in the controversial documentary, "Leaving Neverland".
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not happy with win, need to give best in semis: Sindhu
Basel, Aug 23 (IANS) Moments after her stunning quarterfinal victory over World No. 2 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the BWF World Championships here on Friday, star shuttler P.V. Sindhu said that she was not settling for this and would want to put in another good show in the last-four clash.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
ED searches DCHL promoters in bank fraud case
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate said it carried out searches at the residence and office premises of promoters of the Deccan Chronicle Holding Ltd. (DCHL) -- T Venkatram Reddy and T Vinayakravi Reddy on Thursday and seized several incriminating documents relating to the immoveable properties and digital evidences in a bank fraud case.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Delhi Lt. Governor launches safety app for city travellers
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Friday launched a "QR Code Scheme" called Himmat Plus designed to enhance the safety and security of commuters, particularly of women, travelling in the yellow and black taxis and auto-rickshaws from airports, as well as Railway and Metro stations in the national capital.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
It's a big win, want to carry forward momentum: Praneeth
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 23 (IANS) After creating history by becoming the first men's singles player after Prakash Padukone in 1983 to win a World Championships medal, Sai Praneeth on Friday termed his straight games victory over world No. 4 Jonatan Christie of Indonesia as a "very big win".
2019-08-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
130 years of Bandra station: SRK releases postal cover
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Marking the completion of 130 years of Bandra railway station, Chief Post-Master General of Maharashtra H.C. Agrawal and Bandra resident, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan released a Special Postal Cover, officials said here on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Media centre helps report Kashmir to the world
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) For the last fortnight, the Sarovar hotel at Durganag in Srinagar has emerged as a window to report Kashmir to the world for journalists working for local, national and international media organisations, in the midst of a communications lockdown in the valley.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Centre to infuse Rs 70k cr upfront into PSBs
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Central government will "upfront" infuse Rs 70,000 crore into public sector banks for extending additional lending.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sindhu, Praneeth assure medals in World Championships
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 23 (IANS) Shuttler Sai Praneeth on Friday ended India's 36-year wait for a medal in the men's section of the BWF World Championships by sealing his place in the semifinals of the prestigious event, thereby assuring himself a bronze medal.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
NASA names Martian rock after 'The Rolling Stones'
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The influence of "The Rolling Stones" has just extended from Earth to Mars, as the team behind NASA's InSight lander has named a Martian rock after the legendary music band.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Govt rolls back surcharge on FPIs to check capital outflow (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With an aim to check the massive outflow of foreign portfolio investment since the Budget, the government on Friday withdrew the surcharge levied on them.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kashmir India's internal matter: Maldives tells Pak
Male, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maldives on Friday backed India on Kashmir, telling Pakistan that New Delhi's decision to revoke special status of Jammu and Kashmir was its internal matter.
2019-08-23
Category: International, India,Diplomacy
Government gives major boost to auto sector
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Central government on Friday gave a major boost to the automobile industry by announcing a slew of measures to reverse slowdown denting the sector.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FM comes hard on 'tax terror'; introduces 'faceless' scrutiny
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that tax authorities do not have to overreach or harass as the tax targets set in the Budget are well within achievable limits.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CBI asks 5 nations for details of Chidambarams' companies
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has asked five countries to identify companies and bank accounts owned by former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram, an official said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Paytm Money introduces NFO subscription
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Paytm Money one of India's largest online platforms for mutual fund (MF) investments, on Friday announced a new offering which allows users to subscribe to NFOs (New Fund Offers) of mutual funds. With this, the platform will allow investments in NFOs from all 40 AMCs in India.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Putin, Erdogan to step up counter-terror efforts in Syria
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Friday to intensify joint efforts to eliminate terrorist threats in Idlib, the last major rebel enclave of Syria.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
China to impose additional tariffs on $75 bn US goods
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) China will impose additional tariffs on American imports worth about $75 billion in response to the newly-announced US tariff hikes on Chinese goods in a move that will further escalate the ongoing trade war between the two economic giants.
2019-08-23
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Big relief for markets as controversial FPI levy rolled back
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian capital and currency markets are poised for a strong recovery after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced the roll back of the contentious tax surcharge on the Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPIs) announced in the Budget last month.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Will appeal against WADA suspending NDTL: Rijiju
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has made his disappointment known after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) for six months starting August 20.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Himachal has no govt vehicle to monitor felling
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has no government vehicle to monitor illegal felling, mining and fire-related incidents in the mountain state's forests.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man held for snatching, car theft in Dwarka
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A 22-year-old man, who was recently released from jail, was arrested on charges of snatching and car theft in Dwarka.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny's US visit for Heart to Heart Foundation
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar utilized the time between the limited overs and the Test match series of the West Indies tour to visit the US to create awareness of the Heart to Heart Foundation (h2h). This is in collaboration with the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, which is providing free surgeries for children with congenital heart defects.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,National
Did not call for UNSC session on Kashmir: UK
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The UK on Friday denied that it had backed Pakistan and China in calling for the August 16 closed-door session on Kashmir and stressed that all issues between India and Pakistan should be resolved bilaterally.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ALERT: CBI asks five countries for details companies floated by Chidambarams
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Economic slowdown matter of deep concern: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the economic slowdown is a matter of deep concern for the nation and promised the Centre that the city government will support it in the process.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Goal riot continues on Day 4 of Subroto Cup
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal's Ashokenagar Boys' Secondary School trounced Our Lady Mount Carmel School, Goa, 11-0 in a Pool D match of the Subroto Cup football tournament here on Friday. Rajibul Islam, Md. Jahedi Hasan and Mujibar Mondal scored hat-tricks to fashion Ashokenagar's emphatic victory.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
AAP to contest Maharashtra assembly elections
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is gearing up to contest the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections for the first time, a top party leader announced on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Macron: Brazil President lied about climate at G20
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has said that his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro "lied" about his commitments to climate change, the media reported on Friday, quoting a statement released by the leader's office here.
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
NRAI hits back at Zomato CEO with #ZoGoisNoGo campaign
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A day after Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal taunted Rahul Singh, President of the National Restaurant Association of India, on Twitter and logged out of the restaurants' #logout campaign against the "unethical" deep discounting practices of online food aggregators, Singh on Friday hit back at Goyal by starting a new campaign #ZoGoisNoGo.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Maharashtra hires 2 experts to defend Ambedkar House in UK
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday named two prominent experts to oppose the attempts to shut down the Ambedkar House, a memorial dedicated to Babasaheb Ambedkar in London, a top official said here.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Serving BSF man, wife declared as foreigners
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) After retired Indian Army Captain Md. Sona Ullah, a Foreigners' Tribunal in Assam has recently declared a serving officer of the Border Security Force (BSF) and his wife as illegal foreigners.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
India can lead in standardising ethical use of AI: Microsoft
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With the government focusing on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as people are increasingly adopting digital technologies, India can lead in setting standards for ethical use of AI, a top Microsoft executive said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Realme 5 Pro: Armed to spoil Xiaomi's Diwali party
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme that entered India only last year has created ripples in the Indian market and the leader Xiaomi is now competing hard to tackle the competition coming from Madhav Sheth-led Realme.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
CBI court summons Andhra minister in Volkswagen case
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) A special court dealing with CBI cases on Friday issued summons to Andhra Pradesh Cabinet minister Botsa Satyanarayana in a 14-year-old Volkswagen case.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
HK protesters form human chain in tribute to Baltic Way
Hong Kong, Aug 23 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters formed a human chain on Friday spanning dozens of districts in a fresh pro-democracy intervention that paid tribute to the Baltic Way -- one of the largest anti-Soviet demonstrations which saw over a million people linking hands to form a chain spanning over 600 km.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
BJP's stages protest in Rajasthan against rising crime
Jaipur, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP on Friday staged protests across all district headquarters against "deteriorating law and order situation in Rajasthan", and to lend weight to people's resentment against rising atrocities on women and Dalits.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
AAP to contest Maharashtra Assembly polls
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) For the first time, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly election, a top party office-bearer said here on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Chopper with relief material makes emergency landing
Uttarkashi, Aug 23 (IANS) A pilot of a private helicopter carrying relief material to flood-affected areas in Uttarakhand escaped with minor injuries after making an emergency landing on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways plan to reintroduce Ramayana circuit trains
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Indian Railways plans to reintroduce the Ramayana Circuit tours in November this year, which covers places associated with Lord Rama as mentioned in the epic Ramayana, owing to its successful run last year.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Delhi HC order copied from ED note, say Chidambaram counsel
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's lawyer on Friday alleged that the Delhi High Court order, denying him anticipatory bail in the INX Media case, was a "cut-copy-paste job" from an Enforcement Directorate note submitted by the Solicitor General, who represents both the ED and the CBI.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi govt to pay board exam fees for its schools
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday announced that the city government will pay the CBSE board examination fees for government school students.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Authorities don't have to overreach, tax targets achievable: FM
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Responding to India Inc's calls for measures to curb "tax terrorism", Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that tax authorities do not have to overreach as the tax targets set in the Budget are well within achievable limits.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NRAI hits back at Zomato CEO, begins #ZoGoisNoGo campaign
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A day after Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal taunted Rahul Singh, President of the National Restaurant Association of India, on Twitter and logged out of the restaurants' #logout campaign against the "unethical" deep discounting practices of online food aggregators, Singh on Friday hit back at Goyal by starting a new campaign #ZoGoisNoGo.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
BKT signs global agreement with La Liga
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) BKT and LaLiga on Friday entered into an agreement that will see BKT become the "official global partner of La Liga," a statement said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Man completes 800 km backwards walking to save forest
Jakarta, Aug 23 (IANS) An Indonesian man on Friday completed an incredible feat of walking backwards nearly 800 kilometres from his village in eastern Java to capital Jakarta to raise awareness about deforestation and seek the government's help in saving a forest in his home province.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
ALERT: Fiscal impact of enhanced surcharge withdrawal Rs 1,400 cr: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy
ALERT: Tax targets realistic; authorities don't have to overreach: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy
India may attempt covert military ops: Imran
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) With the world virtually shutting its doors to Islamabad's attempts to get them to censure India, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday took to Twitter again to attack India, this time warning that India is likely to attempt a "false flag" or covert operation to divert attention from Kashmir.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
ALERT: Let state FMs speak about threat to branded biscuit firms from GST: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
India, France move to boost a robust relationship
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) The late summer sun had already set when French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged from their extended meeting held in the historic halls of the Napoleonic ch√Ęteau at Chantilly, about 60 km north of Paris, on Thursday evening. A meeting that was expected to be over in 60 minutes spilled over to beyond 90 minutes. And when the two leaders emerged to address the press, it was clear why.
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,National,Diplomacy,Politics
ALERT: Will meet tax officials, no need for overreaching: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No new liquor store in Delhi since 2016: Sisodia
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) No new liquor store has been opened in the national capital since August 2016, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia informed the Delhi Assembly on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
AAP's Alka Lamba marshalled out of Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Hours after the Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Friday marshalled out a BJP MLA from the Delhi Assembly and suspended another, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebel legislator Alka Lamba was also marshalled out of the House.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: More economic reform announcements next week: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Akbar made me feel unsafe, Ramani tells court
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Friday concluded the recording of statement of journalist Priya Ramani in the defamation case filed against her by former Union minister M.J. Akbar.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: Working on solution for stranded home buyers: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: Govt working on scrappage policy: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian Army general completes 1,200-km France cycle race
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian Army officer Lt Gen Anil Puri has become the first serving general to complete France's oldest cycling event, the gruelling 1,200-km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
ALERT: Govt to buy new vehicles to replace old ones: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: Both EVs and ICEs will continue to be registered: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
McDonald's India faces flak for serving Halal meat
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) After food delivery platform Zomato, McDonald's is now facing a major backlash from Twitterati over whether the fast food company serves Jhatka or Halal meat to its customers.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: Additional Rs 10,000 cr for housing finance companies from NHB: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Kerala CPI-M to expand voter base to include dalits, women
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) After six days of marathon meetings at all levels, the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday spelt out measures to ensure its cadres connect more with the voters, its state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
ALERT: Delayed payments from govt, CPSEs to be monitored: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
ALERT: One-time loan settlement scheme for MSMEs: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Durand final: Mohun Bagan favourites against Gokulam Kerala
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) City soccer giants Mohun Bagan will be hot favourites when they take on Gokulam Kerala FC in the 129th Durand Cup final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
No angel tax on startups, their investors: FM
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) In a major relief to entrepreneurs and startups, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced that the 'angel tax' provision will be withdrawn for startups and their investors.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Maharashtra hires 2 experts to defend Ambedkar House in UK
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday named two prominent experts to oppose attempts to shut down the Ambedkar House, a memorial dedicated to Babasaheb Ambedkar, in London, a top official said here.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Sindhu stuns World No. 2 Tai Tzu to stom into semis of World's
Sindhu stuns World No 2 Tai Tzu to stom into semis of World's
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Badminton
Labourers lose job as trade suspended
Lahore, Aug 23 (IANS) The India-Pakistan trade suspension amid increasing tension over Kashmir issue has left at least 2,500 labourers unemployed at Wagah and Attari border.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
ALERT: Further action on credit default swap markets soon: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy
Youth commits suicide in police lock-up
Ranchi, Aug 23 (IANS) A 23-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself in the police station lock-up in Ranchi on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: Future GST refunds to be paid within 60 days: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: Single definition for MSMEs to be announced soon: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Over half a million Indians visited UK within 12 months
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Over half a million Indians visited the UK within 12 months, marking an 11 per cent increase over the last year, according to a report.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shooting in mind for powerlifter Gaurav Sharma
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Powerlifter Gaurav Sharma is now all set to try his hands in shooting after tasting considerable success in powerlifting.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
WhatsApp group of dacoits in Karachi
Karachi, Aug 23 (IANS) Dacoits in Karachi have created a WhatsApp group, 'Dakaiti Qaumi Movement', to plan robberies, reports said.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Dream11, LafargeHolcim, Hyundai awarded BCCI partners' rights
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced that Sporta Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Dream11), LafargeHolcim (ACC Cement and Ambuja Cement) and Hyundai Motor India Ltd. have acquired the Official Partners' Rights for the BCCI International and domestic matches.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Keeping an eye on WADA-NADA fiasco & road ahead: BCCI CoA
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) running the show at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not only taken note of the turn of events with regards to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspending The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in the Capital for a period of six months, but the committee is now looking at the options they have after the current turn of events.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ganesh Venkatraman to host 'Crime Patrol' in Tamil
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Ganesh Venkatraman has been roped in as anchor of the Tamil version of the popular show "Crime Patrol".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
ALERT: Banks to introduce repo rate linked loan products: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Saif wants shutterbugs to leave son Taimur alone
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's son Taimur is an online sensation and paparrazi's favourite, but the constant media glare on the two-year-old kid bothers the parents.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big relief for markets as controversial FPI tax rolled back
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced the roll back of the controvertial tax surcharge on the Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPIs) announced in the Budget last month.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: Rs 70,000 cr upfront payments to be made available for PSBs
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: Govt withdraws Angel Tax provision for startups and their investors
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Education can help to overcome prejudices: Kovind
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said education can play an important role in overcoming prejudices and that it needs to go beyond mere literacy.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
3 dead, over 60 injured in Bengal temple stampede (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) At least three pilgrims died and more than 60 others were injured in a stampede early on Friday after a portion of a wall near a temple in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district collapsed amid incessant rain, a minister said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: Banks have decided to pass on rate cut benefit through MCLR: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Here's what Prabhas does a day before his film releases
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) "Bahubali" superstar Prabhas says he tries to sleep a lot the day before a new movie hits the screens.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Pak more unsafe, unstable, internationally weak now: PPP
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has issued a "white paper" on the one year performance of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government, alleging that "Pakistan is more unsafe, unstable, more economically vulnerable and internationally weak" since last years general elections.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Ashes: Hazlewood & Co put Eng batsmen on the mat at 54/6 (Lunch)
Leeds, Aug 23 (IANS) It was expected to be the day when the English batsmen would build on the good work by young paceman Jofra Archer in the third Test of the Ashes at Headingley on Friday. But it wasn't too be as the Australians made a strong comeback in the first session to have the hosts tottering at 54/6 at Lunch. Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins were the stars of the show in the morning session.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Finance Minister outlines plan to curb 'tax terrorism'
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Amidst concerns of rising harassment of corporates by tax officials and authorities, Finance Minister on Friday said that the government would take measures to curb such instances, including the introduction of "faceless" tax scrutiny from the upcoming "Vijaya Dashami".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: India still fastest growing: Sitharaman
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC gives Chidambaram interim protection in INX case
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection from arrest, till August 26, to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ALERT: Global growth will be revised downwards from 3.2%: FM
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2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP ups the ante amid support for Chidambaram from Pak
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is refusing to lower the ante on P. Chidambaram, particularly after Pakistan Senator Rehman Malik expressed support for the former Finance Minister.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sony launches new full-frame lens in India
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Sony on Friday launched the latest addition to its E-mount full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of a FE 35mm F1.8 large-aperture wide-angle prime lens model SEL35F18F.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pooja Hegde, Diana, Tara Sutaria walk ramp on LFW 2019 Day 4
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Bollywood actresses Pooja Hegde, Diana Penty and Tara Sutaria on Friday walked the ramp on Day 4 of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lower back pain? Acupressure can help
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) People with back pain, take note. Researchers have found that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
3 dead in Bengal stampede
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Three persons died while over two dozen were injured in a stampede early on Friday after a portion of a temple wall in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district collapsed, police said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan Railway Minister pelted with eggs, punched in UK
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed was allegedly assaulted in the UK by two officials of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) who pelted him with eggs and also punched him for using "abusive language" for their party leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Mission Mangal' gets a buttery twist
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) "Mission Mangal" turned 'Mission Makhan' in the latest tribute paid by dairy company Amul India. One of the film's actresses Taapsee Pannu found the buttery twist "cool".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sophie Turner shakes a leg with Priyanka Chopra's mom
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner not only bonds well with sister-in-law and actress Priyanka Chopra but also maintains a good rapport with her mother Madhu Chopra. A video of the Jonas wives dancing at Jonas Brothers' concert is a proof.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Kashmiri students sacrifice Eid to help Maha flood victims
Pune (Maharashtra), Aug 23 (IANS) Despite facing a financial crunch away from home, around 100 Kashmiri students decided to forego Eid celebrations this year and instead pooled in their savings to help victims of the recent floods in south-west Maharashtra districts, earning the admiration of the local villagers.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
HPE-built supercomputer to help NASA land humans on Moon
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) After entering into a four-year, multi-phase partnership with NASA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has said it custom-designed a new supercomputer that will support the US space agency's Artemis programme, a mission to land the next humans on the lunar South Pole region by 2024.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
PM Modi completes France visit, leaves for UAE
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) Having completed the France leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday embarked on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Raghu and Rajiv return with new action-packed reality show
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Raghu Ram and Rajiv Lakshman are back on reality TV. The "Roadies" fame duo is all set to host a new show titled
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sundaram-Clayton announces five day week
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Automobile component maker Sundaram-Clayton Ltd on Friday said owing to business slowdown, its major plants will have five working days in a week.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Saloons disappear as workers desert Valley
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) Bashir Ahmed Sheikh, 63, has been visiting a barber shop in North Kashmir's Ganderbal district for the last three days without any luck.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,IANS Life
Chennaiyin FC confirm Rafi, Vineeth & Narzary departures
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC on Friday confirmed the departures of strikers Mohammed Rafi and C.K. Vineeth, and winger Halicharan Narzary from the club.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Vinay Jaiswal's short film Cheetiyaan talks about perspectives
Mumabi, Aug 23 (IANS) Vinay Jaiswal has come up with a short film that talks about perspectives and the human tendency to create divide on the basis of the same. Titled "Cheetiyaan," the film tells the story of two best friends -- a Hindu and a Muslim -- and how they overcome judgemental bias towards each others religion.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stimulus hopes drive markets higher
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Gaining over 600 points from the day's low the Sensex closed 228 points higher on Friday on renewed hopes of a stimulus hours ahead of an address by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Researchers develop colour-changing 'chameleon skin'
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed artificial 'chameleon skin' that changes colour when exposed to light and could be used in applications such as active camouflage and large-scale dynamic displays.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Took 70 years to remove what was temporary: Modi
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) Taking an indirect jibe at his political opponents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked Ram and Krishna to refer to the abrogation of Article 370 and said it was ironical that a country with such strong cultural heritage had taken 70 years to eliminate a temporary provision.
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Vinit Kakar wraps up shooting for 'Chandragupta Maurya'
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Vinit Kakar is done shooting for the TV show "Chandragupta Maurya".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HP Inc CEO Weisler steps down, Lores to take over
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) HP Inc. has announced that Dion Weisler would be stepping down as the President and CEO "due to a family health matter" and would be succeeded by Enrique Lores, the current president of the company's printer division, from November 1.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Future Retail down 5% as Amazon acquires stake in Future Coupons
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Shares of Future Retail settled over 5 per cent lower on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), as the company announced that Amazon will acquire a 49 per cent stake in Future Coupons.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Saina slams umpiring standards after World Championships exit
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 23 (IANS) Saina Nehwal on Friday slammed the umpiring in her Round of 16 defeat to Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt at the BWF World Championships. In a match that lasted an hour and 12 minutes, Saina lost 21-15, 25-27, 12-21 to the lower-ranked Blichfeldt despite having two match points in the second game.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Taron Egerton, Lucy Boynton in VR project 'Glimpse'
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actors Taron Egerton and Lucy Boynton will feature in a virtual reality-based project "Glimpse".
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
These are the most tweeted hashtags of 2019 in India
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) As the Internet celebrates the 12th birthday of the hashtag on Friday, Twitter unveiled the top hashtags that dominated conversations on the platform in the first half of 2019 in India.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Aircel Maxis: Order on Chidambarams' bail pleas reserved
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A court here on Friday reserved order, till September 3, on the anticipatory bail pleas filed by former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in both CBI and ED matters relating to Aircel Maxis case.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Decoded: Taylor Swift's 'Lover' lyrics are all about Joe Alwyn
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) It seems Taylor Swift has found the right muse in her lover of nearly three years.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress questions PM, FM silence on economic slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over their silence on the economic slowdown and praised the Vice Chairperson of Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar for his confession that the current stress in the financial sector is unprecedented.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fish oil pills won't protect you from diabetes: Study
London, Aug 23 (IANS) If you are popping fish oil supplements to protect yourself against diabetes, you may be mistaken. According to the researchers, Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Moody's lowers India's 2019 GDP growth estimate to 6.2%
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Amid a worsening economic slowdown, US rating agency Moody's on Friday lowered India's GDP growth forecast for the 2019 calendar year to 6.2 per cent, from its earlier estimate of 6.8 per cent, and also revised downwards its growth forecast for 16 economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Waqar applies for Pakistan bowling coach's job: Reports
Lahore, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis on Thursday submitted a request to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to consider his candidature for the post of the team's bowling coach. According to Geo News, Waqar is the most high profile applicant for the post.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pomegranate juice helps in unborn babies' brain development
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy may improve brain development and connectivity in unborn babies.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
From Dawood to Jaish & LeT, Pak's State Bank fails to plug bad money
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With veteran Talibani cadres and fidayeen groups of Jaish-e-Mohammed(JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) swarming the Pakistan occupied Kashmir(PoK) region, top authorities in Islamabad find it tough to adhere to the norms set by Financial Action Task Force(FATF), the global watchdog for terror funding and money laundering. No wonder, the State Bank of Pakistan seems to have failed to initiate tough measures against suspicious financial institutions linked with teror outfits, and operating from its soil.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Scores of passengers 'trapped' in Indonesia ship fire
Jakarta, Aug 23 (IANS) Scores of passengers were believed to be trapped inside a passenger ship after it caught fire off East Java province in Indonesia, officials said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LFW 2019: Modern views, traditional weaves
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The opening show of Day 4 of the 2019 edition of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive on Friday saw designers playing with traditional weaves that were executed in modern ways.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi Assembly Leader of Opposition suspended for session
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Friday suspended BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition, Vijender Gupta, for the duration of the session for using "unparliamentary language" in the House.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abhinandan medically fit, begins flying again
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has started flying the MiG 21 again after he was declared medically fit from injuries sustained while ejecting from the fighter jet that was hit by a Pakistani missile on February 27.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Row over Jerusalem, Haj ads on bus tickets in Tirupati
Tirupati, Aug 23 (IANS) Advertisements of Jerusalem yatra and Haj pilgrimage on bus tickets in the temple town of Tirupati have sparked a row with the BJP demanding action against those responsible for what it calls hurting the sentiments of Hindus.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Microsoft, ISB to empower Indian business leaders in AI
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The Indian School of Business (ISB) and Microsoft India on Friday joined hands to equip Indian business leaders with tools and strategies to make their organizations Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology
Lanka reach 144/6 before rain plays spoilsport on Day 2
Colombo, Aug 23 (IANS) Persistent rain ensured that only a shortened first session of play was possible on Day 2 of the second Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the P. Sara Oval on Friday. Just over 30 overs were bowled as no play was possible after lunch and play had to be eventually called off.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
HP CEO Weisler steps down, cites 'family health matter'
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) HP Inc. has announced that Dion Weisler would be stepping down as the President and CEO "due to a family health matter" and would be succeeded by Enrique Lores, the current president of the company's printer division, officially on November 1.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Act on global cos abusing Indian firms: Sitharaman to CCI
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday asked fair market regulator the Competition Commission of India to guard Indian businesses and consumers against foreign companies, which have no presence in India, by taking suo motu action against them.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Govt advisors agree India's economy in deep mess: Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the government, saying that its own economic advisors have finally acknowledged that India's economy was in a "deep mess".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Look to middle everything even at the nets: Kohli to Richards
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 23 (IANS) The old adage goes that winners don't do different things, they do things differently. And it has once again come to the fore as India captain Virat Kohli and West Indies legend Viv Richards have revealed in their recent chat on BCCI.TV that while Kohli feel claustrophobic at the nets, the same problem was also faced by Richards during his playing days.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Partial US troop pullout won't impact Afghanistan: Ghani
Kabul, Aug 23 (IANS) President Ashraf Ghani has said that withdrawal of part of American forces from Afghanistan as part of a peace deal between the US and the Taliban will not impact the lives of Afghans.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
People feel Jagan government settling scores with TDP
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) With the Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh set to complete three months next week, the dominant feeling among people seems that it is focusing more on settling scores with the opposition TDP, rather than addressing people's concerns.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala police on high alert after LeT intrusion reported
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra on Friday issued an urgent notice to all the police officials in the 14 districts asking them to be on high alert following an intelligence input.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Fake news spread like wildfire after Article 370 abrogation
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) After the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, a string of fake videos showing widespread protests in the Valley and atrocities on common people by armed forces -- several of them emanating from Pakistan -- spread like wildfire.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Pak not serious about combating terrorism'
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan has failed to act with serious intent against terrorism, said top diplomats on the country's blacklisting by the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) Asia-Pacific Group (APG).
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
India diverting attention from Kashmir: Imran
N0ew Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reacted on Friday to reports about possible infiltration of militants across the Line of Control (LoC), saying these claims are "predictable" to divert attention from developments in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-23
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Surviving as a digital entrepreneur, Kargil battles retold, of a remembered homeland (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Read about the diehards in the e-commerce space who refused to give up even as the world was crashing around them; next, relive the battles of the Kargil war that gave new meaning to the concept of grit and determination; and finally, look at political issues through a turbulent mother-daughter relationship.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Judge hearing Babri Masjid demolition case seeks protection
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A trial court judge hearing the Babri Masjid demolition case, involving senior leaders BJP L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi and others, has requested the Supreme Court to issue directions to provide him police protection.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Yogi orders probe into roti-salt served to students
Mirzapur, Aug 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a probe into the incident of students being served roti and salt at mid-day meals in a primary government school here.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Facial pain may be a symptom of headaches: Study
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Facial pain may be a symptom of headaches as researchers have found that up to 10 per cent of people with headaches also suffer from facial pain.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Delhi Assembly Leader of Opposition suspended for session
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Friday suspended BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition, Vijender Gupta, for the duration of the session for using "unparliamentary language".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Madonna supports Miley Cyrus amidst latter's divorce storm
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Singer Madonna has lent support to pop star Miley Cyrus, who has been accused of cheating on her former husband Liam Hemsworth.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunny's US visit for Heart to Heart Foundation
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar utilized the time between the limited overs and the Test match series of the West Indies tour to visit the US to create awareness of the Heart to Heart Foundation (h2h). This is in collaboration with the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai which is providing free surgeries for children with congenital heart defects.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,National
Two women die as roof collapses in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Two women were killed when a portion of a roof collapsed while they were buying vegetables, the police said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
130 cr Indians have begun their journey towards 'vikas': Modi
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday exuded confidence that India has begun its journey towards development.
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,National,Diplomacy
Kota Neelima's paintings inspired by farmers' widows
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Author-artist Kota Neelima, who has researched rural distress and farmers' suicides, is currently exhibiting a selection of 40 paintings and photographs that speak of the condition of these farmers' widows in Maharashtra.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
It's always best to play your age: Suniel Shetty
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty who essays a mentor in his debut Kannada film, "Pehlwaan", says it is always best to play your age in films.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rajya Sabha member
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath as a Rajya Sabha member here.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Structural reforms needed to spur growth: Report
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Amid subdued consumption demand and concerns of an economic slowdown, a report by Kotak Institutional Equities has said that structural reforms would be major step for achieving higher GDP growth.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kerala opposition demands withdrawal of flood cess
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in Kerala on Friday demanded that the one per cent flood cess imposed from August 1 on all products barring essential items be withdrawn with immediate effect.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Soldier killed in Pak shelling at LoC
Jammu, Aug 23 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed on Friday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir following a ceasefire violation by Pakistan.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
People feel Jagan government settling scores with TDP
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) With the Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh set to complete three months next week, the dominant feeling among people seems that it is focusing more on settling scores with the opposition TDP, rather than addressing people's concerns.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tharoor backs Singhvi, Ramesh, says demonising Modi wrong
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has backed his party leaders Jairam Ramesh and Abhishek Manu Singhvi's arguement that "demonising Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wrong".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Journey has just begun, says record-holding long jumper Sreeshankar
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Murali Sreeshankar was one of the first Indian athletes to seal qualification to the upcoming IAAF World Athletics Championships. The 20-year-old long jumper has crossed the 8m mark three times in his nascent career now, the most recent of which was at the Indian Grand Prix V in Patiala and broke the national record last year. Only five Indians had crossed the 8m-mark before him. Sreeshankar is one of India's brightest prospects in track and field -- an avenue that has recently shown a potential for unwarranted hype.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
'Posham Pa' doesn't tempt us to invest in its scummy characters (Rating: **)
Posham Pa(streaming on Zee5)
2019-08-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Disneyland's Avengers Campus to open in 2020
Anaheim, Aug 23 (IANS) The Avengers will assemble once again next year, this time not to fight supervillain Thanos but to recruit more superheroes to join them in their mission to save the world through "Avengers Campus", a Marvel-themed park arriving at Disneyland in California and Paris.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Taylor Swift releases 'Lover' music video
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Grammy winner Taylor Swift has unveiled the music video for her latest song "Lover".
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India-France friendship is unbreakable: Modi
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the friendship between India and France is unbreakable and the two nations have showed the strength on every stage.
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Vijay Varma gets into nineties mode for 'Hurdang'
Prayagraj, Aug 23 (IANS) "Gully Boy" actor Vijay Varma went through a series of look tests, and exchanged notes with director Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt, to ace his part of a nineties college student from Allahabad in their upcoming film "Hurdang".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akhilesh dissolves all party units in UP
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Friday dissolved all the Uttar Pradesh state units, district youth wing and other cells.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
New docu-film to explore Kashmir's scientific heritage
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) A new documentary film is all set to showcase the heritage and trace the history of Kashmir on television.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maruti Suzuki to proactively recall 40,618 WagonRs
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India said on Friday that it will commence a proactive and voluntary recall campaign for certain WagonR vehicles manufactured between November 15, 2018 and August 12, 2019.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yogi govt to set up textile park in Farukkhabad
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to set up a textile park in Farukkhabad district in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Hesson appointed Director Cricket Operations of RCB
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Kings XI Punjab coach Mike Hesson has been appointed as Director Cricket Operations for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Simon Katich joins Hesson as the head coach. The franchise has decided to part ways with Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Australia Minister for Resources to visit India
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Australia's Minister for Resources Matthew Canavan will be on a four-day visit to India from August 26, to bolster ties in the resources sector, including to discuss how to meet New Delhi's need for minerals critical to its economic, defence and space capabilities.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
ED searches Jet Airways premises, Naresh Goyal's residence
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday carried out searches at over a dozen locations in Delhi and Mumbai, including at the residence of Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FATF subgroup puts Pak on blacklist (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific Group, a regional affiliate of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has placed Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist) for its failure to meet its standards.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
ALERT: Aircel Maxis case: P. Chidambaram's interim protection from arrest by CBI and ED extended till Sept 3
anb/dpb/rtp
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mike Hesson appointed Director Cricket Operations of RCB
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Kings XI Punjab coach Mike Hesson has been appointed as Director Cricket Operations for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Simon Katich joins Hesson as the head coach. It will be interesting to see if the duo get their own bowling coach or Ashish Nehra continues in the position.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka left reeling by Boult, Southee onlsaught
Colombo, Aug 23 (IANS) New Zealand reduced Sri Lanka to 144/6 in the rain-hit first session on Day 2 of the second Test in Colombo on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Motorola One Action launched in India at Rs 13,999
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) After launching its latest smartphone in Brazil, Motorola launched its 'One Action' in India on Friday for Rs 13,999 and it would go on sale from August 30.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Priti Patel to discuss Channel migrants with France
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian-origin UK Home Secretary Priti Patel will hold talks with her French counterpart after more than 60 migrants attempted to cross the English Channel on Thursday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Alert: ED searches premises of Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal, others in Delhi and Mumbai
aks/rtp
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
"Individuals executed will in favour of PC's granddaughter"
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Arguing that it was a case of "enormous money laundering," Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta said in the Supreme Court on Friday that certain individuals connected with shell companies have executed a will in favour of Chidambarams granddaughter.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
ALERT: India-France friendship is unbreakable: Modi
rak/ksk-soni
2019-08-23
Category: International, China,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Huawei launches new AI processor 'Ascend 910'
Shenzhen, Aug 23 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei on Friday launched the world's most powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) processor -- the Ascend 910 -- along with an all-scenario AI computing framework -- MindSpore.
2019-08-23
Category: International, China,Technology
SC gives Chidambaram interim protection in INX Media case
New Delhi, Aug 23 ( IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection from arrest till August 26 to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
OnePlus TV to sport a 55-inch QLED display
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Earlier this week, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus confirmed that it would be launching OnePlus TV with a 55-inch QLED display feature next month in India.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Security tightened in Mathura over terror threat
Mathura, Aug 23 (IANS) With possibility of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being present on Friday here for a grand Janmashtami celebration, security was further heightened following intelligence inputs that Afghan terrorists having entered through the UP-Nepal border.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
Christie's to auction Asian art in upcoming Asian Art Week
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Asian art ranging from classical Chinese paintings, ceramics, jades, bronzes and furniture, Tibetan gilt-bronzes and contemporary Indian paintings are slated to be up for auction as part of the upcoming Asian Art Week by international auction house Christie's.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
CBI to focus on all FIPB approvals given by Chidambaram (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Following Enforcement Directorate's lead, the CBI's custodial interrogation of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram is expanding from INX Media to other firms which were given Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearances by the Congress leader during his tenure as the Finance Minister in the UPA government.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Will and Kate's budget flight
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Being royalty doesn't necessarily mean you'll be flying high at all times. Ask Kate and Will.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Goa Cong questions BJP endorsing govt's J&K move at Western Zone meet
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Goa's Opposition Congress on Friday accused the BJP of unfairly using the Western Zone Council meeting of states to endorse the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Odisha announces Rs 500 cr package for Puri city
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a package of Rs 500 crore to develop Puri as a World Heritage city.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Gond artist exhibits tribal motifs in Delhi show
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The daughter of master Gond Pradhan artist Jangarh Singh Shyam is currently exhibiting an array of tribal-style paintings in a solo show here.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
This app will tell what babies think, feel
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have designed a smartphone app to help new parents become more 'tuned in' to what their babies are thinking and feeling.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
India, US 2+2 meet reviews progress of defence ties
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India and the US reviewed the progress of their cooperation in the fields of defence, security and foreign policy during the bilateral 2+2 Inter-sessional meeting in Monterey, California.
2019-08-23
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
VHP takes out over 300 Janmashtami rallies in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday took out over 300 cultural processions across West Bengal as part of its plans to celebrate Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, a VHP spokesperson said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Chidambaram case: SC defers remand hearing till Monday
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday deferred hearing till Monday on a petition filed by former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram against the Delhi High Court's verdict refusing him protection from arrest in the INX Media case.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Equity indices pare initial losses to trade flat
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices pared initial losses to trade flat during the Friday afternoon trade, on hopes that the government may roll back the surcharge on foreign portfolio investors (FPIs).
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Soon, board 'Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser' for space adventures
Anaheim, Aug 23 (IANS) Planning a vacation? How about a "Star Wars" adventure on a star-ship? It will soon be a reality with "Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser" offering a multi-day pass to visitors to join the adventure and create new 'galactic memories.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Torres to hang boots after match against Iniesta, Villa
Tokyo, Aug 23 (IANS) Spanish forward Fernando Torres is all set to play the last match of his professional career on Friday in a Japanese first division clash for Sagan Tasu against Vissel Kobe, which feature his former Spain teammates Andres Iniesta and David Villa.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Abhay Deol is 'grateful' to play villain in Tamil film
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol, who has mostly done positive roles in his career, will be seen playing a baddie in the Tamil movie "Hero". For him, playing villain was a natural progression.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Own a pet for better heart health
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Pet ownership, especially that of a dog, is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), says a new study.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Angad, Neha pick Maldives for birthday vacation
Male, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia will turn a year older on August 27, and to celebrate her birthday, she and husband-actor Angad Bedi chose Maldives.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Some NGOs impeding Rohingya repatriation: Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 23 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has said that some non-government organisations (NGO) were impeding the progress on the start of the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from the country to Myanmar.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Miley Cyrus denies cheating on Liam Hemsworth
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Pop singer Miley Cyrus in a series of tweets has denied cheating on actor Liam Hemsworth on social media.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hugh Laurie to feature in 'Roadkill'
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Hugh Laurie has been roped in for a political thriller "Roadkill". He will play a beleaguered politician in the BBC's new four-part project, reports variety.com.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reducing voting age was message of confidence: Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday remembered his father and late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for reducing the voting age from 21 to 18, saying it was an unequivocal message of confidence in India's youth.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Orlando Bloom doesn't want to get divorced again
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom doesn't want to rush marrying singer Katy Perry because he is scared of getting divorced again.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tripura CM donates month's salary to destitute home
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has donated his one month's salary of Rs 29,000 to a destitute children's home for girls, an official said here on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Pak not serious about combating terrorism: Former diplomats
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan has failed to act with serious intent against terrorism, said top diplomats on the country's blacklisting by the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) Asia-Pacific Group (APG).
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
ALERT: Chidambaram gets anticipatory bail in ED case till Monday
in/
2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
2 dead, 26 injured in Bengal temple stampede
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) At least two pilgrims died while over two dozen were injured in a stampede early on Friday after a portion of a wall of a temple in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district collapsed, police said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ben Affleck celebrates a year of sobriety
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Hollywood star Ben Affleck has completed 365 days of sobriety.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
FATF subgroup blacklists Pak for terror funding
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) In a blow to Pakistan, the Asia-Pacific Group (APG), a regional affiliate of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has placed the country in the "Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist)" for its failure to meet its standards.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sindhu, Tai set up quarterfinal clash at World's
Basel (Switzerland) Aug 23 (IANS) Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-ying and India's P.V. Sindhu will square off in a much-anticipated women's singles quarterfinal contest at the BWF World Championships on Friday after recording straight-game victories in their respective matches in Basel.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Climate change may pose danger to Hajj pilgrims
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Due to climate change, conditions of heat and humidity in the areas of Saudi Arabia where the Hajj takes place could worsen to the point that people start experiencing harmful health effects, researchers said.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
Huawei has no plan to launch Harmony OS phone this year
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has officially denied its plans to launch a smartphone with its home-brewed Harmony operating system (OS) this year.
2019-08-23
Category: International, China,Technology
GoAir, IndiGo, Vistara pull out flights, Andaman complains
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Miffed over withdrawal of flights by GoAir, IndiGo and Vistara to and from Port Blair, the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) administration has asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to direct the erring carriers to stick to the schedule.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Klusener appointed SA batting coach for India tour
Cape Town, Aug 23 (IANS) Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener has been appointed the senior men's team's batting coach for the T20I leg of their tour of India in September.
2019-08-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
High alert in TN after intel report of LeT infiltration
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Security has been tightened in Tamil Nadu following an intelligence alert that six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have entered the state through Sri Lanka, the police said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nitish Bhardwaj returns as Krishna on stage
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Nitish Bhardwaj, known for his long-standing portrayal of Hindu deity Krishna in B.R. Chopra's "Mahabharata", will be seen returning to his 1980s character in an upcoming play.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tokyo asks Seoul to reconsider axing intel-sharing pact
Tokyo, Aug 23 (IANS) Japan on Friday lamented the decision by South Korea to pull out of a bilateral military information-sharing agreement and asked it to reconsider its decision.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security
Pakistan blacklisted by FATF subgroup for terror funding
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific Group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering, has placed Pakistan in the "Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist)" for its failure to meet its standards.
2019-08-23
Category: International, India,Terrorism
SC notice to Centre on plea challenging Triple Talaq law
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019 that criminalises triple talaq.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
A sea of humanity in flood-ravaged Punjab
Ferozepur (Punjab), Aug 23 (IANS) It is a sea of humanity in this part of the flood-ravaged border district and elsewhere in Punjab where several social organizations in coordination with the Indian Army, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and also local authorities have been in the forefront to provide Guru's 'langar' (free meal) and shelter to locals in flood waters.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
After Ramesh, Singhvi says demonising Modi is wrong
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) After former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, his party colleague and senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said on Friday that "demonising Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wrong" and that acts should be judged "issue-wise, and not person-wise".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Pakistan named in 'enhanced blacklist' by terror watchdog FATF-Asia Pacific Group: Report
sb/in
2019-08-23
Category: International, India,Terrorism
After breach, Mumbai airport security to be tightened
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The CISF and Mumbai Police will further beef up security both inside and outside the Mumbai airport after Thursday's mega-security breach when a 'mentally ill' person jumped over a wall to take a stroll beneath a Spicejet aircraft, official sources said here on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
N.Korea 'ready for dialog or standoff' with US
Pyongyang, Aug 23 (IANS) North Korea said on Friday that it was ready for both dialog or standoff with the US.
2019-08-23
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
We did a very good job with the ball: Roach
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 23 (IANS) West Indies pacer Kemar Roach said his team used the conditions on offer well in North Sound on Day 1 of the first Test against India. Roach ended the day with figures of 3-34 and his wickets included those of India's Test stalwart Cheteshwar Pujara and the well set Hanuma Vihari.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Court extends injunction on HK airport protests
Hong Kong, Aug 23 (IANS) A Hong Kong court on Friday indefinitely extended an injunction sought last week by the the city's Airport Authority to prevent anti-government protesters from stalling one of the worlds busiest transport hubs.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Don't keep Apple Card in leather, jeans
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) After recently launching the Apple Card, the iPhone-maker has warned people against keeping it in a leather wallet or jeans.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rains likely in Delhi-NCR, Odisha over the weekend
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rains are likely across Delhi-NCR over the weekend and heavy showers are predicted in Odisha, Kerala and Karnataka the next 48 hours owing to the movement of a cyclonic development over the Bay of Bengal, the Met Department said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Canadian consulate in HK halts China visits
Hong Kong, Aug 23 (IANS) The Canadian consulate in Hong Kong has suspended all work travel to mainland China for its staff, days after British consulate employee was detained at the border while returning from neighbouring Shenzhen on a business trip.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
India to receive first Rafale fighter jet in Sept
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The first Rafale fighter jet will be handed over to India in September, French President Emmanuel Macron said in Paris on Thursday during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to his country.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Ex-UP BJP MLA's son booked for wife's murder
Mathura, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ajay Kumar Poeia's elder son has been booked for allegedly killing his wife.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Serena faces Sharapova in US Open first round
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Five-time champion Serena Williams will be facing 2006 winner Maria Sharapova in the first round of the 2019 US Open. This though the 22nd time that the two former world number ones will clash, it is the first time ever they will do so at the US Open.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Hospitals reject special ambulance facility for Sharif
Lahore, Aug 23 (IANS) Two government hospitals have denied a specialised cardiac ambulance facility for emergency medical cover to former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Central Jail here, a media report said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Denied bank loan, man puts up his kidney on sale
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 23 (IANS) Denied loan by a nationalised bank, a 30-year-old man has put up posters in various localities of Saharanpur and also on social media platforms seeking customers for his kidney.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
World Bank president to visit Pakistan in Nov
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) World Bank President David Malpass will visit Pakistan in the first week of November to finalise enhanced financial support for institutional reforms and growth agenda, the Ministry of Finance has announced.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Florida executes serial killer who preyed on gay men
Miami, Aug 23 (IANS) A serial killer who preyed on gay men along the US east coast has been executed in Florida, the media reported on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huawei CFO not bargaining chip: Pompeo
Ottawa, Aug 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has denied that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who Washington accuses of helping the Chinese tech giant dodge American sanctions on Iran, was being detained in Canada as a bargaining chip in the ongoing trade war.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Canada,Politics
'Salt-n-roti' as midday meal in UP school
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 23 (IANS) Students of a government primary school in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh are being served salt and roti (flatbread) under the midday meal scheme.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
As Pak cries foul over Kashmir, UAE to honour Modi
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) At a time when Pakistan is virtually begging for support from the Muslim world against India for Kashmir, it faces a huge rebuff from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with the key Islamic nation set to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi and honour him with the countrys highest civilian award.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
US slams Pak's treatment of religious minorities
United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) The US has criticised the "persecution" of religious minorities in Pakistan by both the government and terrorists.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Russia medics fear nuclear blast contamination
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS) Russian medics who treated radiation victims after a military explosion had no protection and now fear that they exposed themselves, a media report said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Indian-origin Canadians charged in US with bitcoin fraud
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Two Canadians of Indian descent have been charged in the US with bitcoin fraud using Twitter, according to the Justice Department.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
'Angel Has Fallen': An action-packed pot-boiler (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Angel Has Fallen"; Director: Ric Roman Waugh; Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Riper Perabo, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston, Joseph Millson; Rating: **1/2
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sumit Nagal one win away from US Open main draw
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) India's Sumit Nagal moved a step closer towards making the main draw of the 2019 US Open. The 22-year-old beat Canada's Peter Polansky 7-5, 7-6 in two hours and five minutes in the second qualifying round to set up a clash against Brazil's Joao Menezes in the final qualifying tie.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Vivek Oberoi to produce movie on Balakot IAF strikes
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi, who last played Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a film, will now produce a movie based on the Balakot air strikes to salute the valour of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Time for Musk to step down as Tesla CEO: Top investor
London, Aug 23 (IANS) A top investor in the electric car maker Tesla has stressed that Elon Musk should step down as CEO as his irresponsible tweets can do the company more harm than good.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
'Marjaavaan' to release on November 22 now
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The release date of Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh "Marjaavaan" has been shifted from October 2 to November 22. This avoids its box-office clash with the much awaited Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff-starrer "War".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Will Bajwa's extension escalate action on LoC?
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On August 19, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa got a three-year extension beyond November. Though the order carried signature of Prime Minister Imran Khan, anyone who understands the affairs of Pakistan knows how much say a Prime Minister has in that country to decide on matters related to the all-powerful Army chief.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
'The Angry Birds Movie 2' is action-packed, entertaining (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "The Angry Birds Movie 2"; Director: Thurop Van Orman; Voice Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Jones, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Rachel Bloom, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Eugenio Derbez, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Tiffany Haddish, Nicki Minaj, Jo Jo Siwa, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron; Rating: ***
2019-08-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rocket delivers satellite for US Air Force
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Private aerospace company United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Delta IV Medium rocket launched from eastern Florida on its final mission, carrying a GPS satellite for the US Air Force as its payload.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Bahrain to host Modi, days after cold-shouldering Imran
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Days after Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa gave a cold shoulder to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over Jammu and Kashmir issue, the prominent Islamic country will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and discuss ways to boost bilateral ties.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Google's Privacy Sandbox to protect users' privacy on web
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) In a bid to protect users' privacy as they open ads on the web, Google has announced a new initiative called "Privacy Sandbox" to develop a set of open standards to fundamentally enhance privacy on Internet.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
MCI issues notice to UP varsity in ragging case
Kanpur, Aug 23 (IANS) An alleged incident of ragging of over 150 first-year medical students of the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences (UPUMS) has snowballed into a major controversy.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Set ablaze by jilted lover, minor dies in Lucknow hospital
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) A 17-year old girl, who was set ablaze by her jilted lover in Sitapur district, succumbed to her burn injuries at the Civil Hospital in Lucknow, police said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon fires: Our house is burning, says Macron
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has said the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest is an "international crisis" that needs to be on the top of the agenda at the upcoming G7 summit, the media reported on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Not too concerned on missing out century: Rahane
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 23 (IANS) Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane rescued India from a precarious situation on Day 1 of the first Test against West Indies in Antigua. Rahane walked in when India were reeling at 25/3 and, together with KL Rahul and Hanuma Vihari, rebuilt the innings. He missed out on a first Test century in over two years when he chopped one on to the stumps off Shannon Gabriel on 81 but Rahane said that he wasn't too bothered about that.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Using Article 370 as pretext, Pak spoils ties with India further
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Ever since the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was abolished earlier this month, Pakistan has unilaterally pushed further down the slide its relations with India, which were anyway not normal because of continued cross-border terrorism emanating from that country.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Google disables China-backed YouTube channels
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) Google has disabled 210 YouTube channels that China used to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India declines to speak at UNSC session on minorities
United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) India declined to speak at an informal session of the UN Security Council on safety of minorities in conflict when it was invited to take its turn on Thursday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Article 370: Rattled Pak seeks world support, faces rebuff
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Scrapping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcation of the state has badly rattled Pakistan, which is desperately trying to internationalise the matter and somehow rope in third party mediation but without any success.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Yogi allots portfolios, downgrades some Ministers
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has allocated portfolios to Ministers inducted into the expanded cabinet, while keeping 37 departments with him.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Rahane's rescue act takes India to 203/6 on Day 1
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 23 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane led India's efforts as the West Indies held the upper hand on Day 1 of the first Test in Antigua. With pacers Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel taking quick early wickets, including those of Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Virat Kohli, India were rescued from a precarious situation by Rahane's 81 off 163 balls and his partnerships with KL Rahul and Hanuma Vihari. As rains called to an early end to the first day, India were 203/6.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Imran to hold public meeting in Hindu-majority area
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to address a public meeting in a Hindu-dominated area in Sindh province on the Kashmir issue.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
India's national dope testing lab suspended
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) here has been suspended for a period of six months by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The development comes as a big blow for the anti-doping movement in the country with less than a year left to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Imran to address UNGA next month
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will represent his country at the UN General Assembly next month, where he will address the world body on the Kashmir issue, the media reported on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
US, Taliban resume peace talks
Doha, Aug 23 (IANS) The US and Taliban have resumed peace talks in Doha, Qatar, aimed at chalking out a deal on the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and negotiations with the government in Kabul.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Romancing the Moon, Bollywood style
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) As Chandrayaan-2 crept into Moons orbit slowly but surely over the past few days, the one person who could perhaps afford a sentimental smile is the Bollywood "shaayar". Over the decades, after all, the Hindi film songwriters imagination has been to the Moon and back only a few hundred times.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Russia appeals to Europeans to heed US INF exit
United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) Russia's deputy UN envoy has appealed to European countries to heed the US' recent withdrawal from a Cold War arms control treaty and warned of a possible new arms race.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Delhi Fire Services to conduct training for hotel staff
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) In wake of the Karol Bagh hotel tragedy earlier this year, the Delhi Fire Department has decided to conduct an extensive programme for staff of hotels, restaurants and banquet halls in dealing with such emergencies.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
During Bajwa's extension, 20 Pak Army Lt Gens to retire
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has given a three-year extension to Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, from November 29, 2019 till November 30, 2022, in the interim around 20 lieutenant generals of the Pakistan Army will have retired.
2019-08-23
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
Aamir Khan's daughter Ira to make directorial debut
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan will make her directorial debut with a theatre production titled "Euripides' Medea".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Complainant in Aircel-Maxis case ironically named in IL&FS case
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) C. Sivasankaran who has been nailed by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) in the IL&FS loan fraud is ironically the original complainant in the Aircel-Maxis in which former Finance Minister P Chidambaram is one of the accused along with the other UPA Minister Dayanidhi Maran.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Four dead, 100 injured by lightning in Poland
Warsaw, Aug 23 (IANS) Four people, including two children, died on Thursday and more than 100 were injured by lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in southern Poland's Tatra mountains, and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki traveled there to provide support to the rescue teams.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Poland,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump gets 36% approval rate in latest poll
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Thirty-six per cent of Americans approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing, while 62 per cent said they disapprove, according to a new poll released Thursday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Now BJP comes up with 'dada ke bolun'
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) To counter Trinamool Congress' 'didi ke bolo' (dial didi - Mamata Banerjee) programme, the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to launch 'dada ke bolun' (tell dada) involving its state chief Dilip Ghosh, next month.
2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Modi in France: Macron speaks against 'third party' interference in Kashmir
Chantilly (France), Aug 23 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said that India and Pakistan should resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally and that no third party should interfere or incite violence there, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi explained to him about the changes brought about in Kashmir and that it is part of India's sovereignty.
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,National,Politics
Sustainability is the key (Round up)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive Day 3 on Thursday saw several designers showcase their collection that were created keeping in mind the sustainability factor and 16 of the fashion industry's stakeholder pledging for contribute to a safe environment.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Khadi industry likely to cross Rs 10k cr turnover in 5 yrs
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The khadi industry in India is expected to cross Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next five years, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said on Thursday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Priyanka Chopra retains right to speak in personal capacity: UN
United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra, who has been under intense criticism for a tweet cheering the Indian armed forces, retains the right to speak in her personal capacity on issues concerning her, according to a UN spokesperson.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Ashes, 3rd Test: Archer shines with 6 as rain plays spoilsport (Roundup)
Leeds, Aug 23 (IANS) Jofra Archer grabbed six wickets in only his second Test match, as England bowled Australia out for 179 despite Marnus Labuschagne's defiant 74 at stumps on a rain-affected opening day of the third Ashes rubber here at Headingley on Thursday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mrunal, Athiya, Sumeet Vyas dazzle on Day 3 of LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Marking her debut on the ramp, actress Mrunal Thakur on Thursday turned showstopper for the label Aavaran by designer Alka Sharma at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019, while Athiya Sethi and Sumeet Vyas closed the shows for label Abraham and Thakore and Three by Pallavi Dhyani, respectively.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahane 50 helps India to 134/4 at tea against WI
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 23 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane hit form with a dogged half century as India rode his unbeaten knock to reach 134/4 after a top order collapse against the West Indies at tea in the rain-interrupted opening Test here on Thursday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Colombo rejects Pak's false statement on its behalf on Kashmir
Colombo, Aug 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Thursday rejected Pakistans claim that Colombo has backed its position on Kashmir that it is a disputed territory and should be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PC to sleep on 'takht' in Tihar once CBI custody ends
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Finance and Home Minister P. Chidambaram would be spending his next four nights in the plush CBI headquarters on Lodhi Road during the police remand, but his stay in his expected judicial custody would be rather harsh. Tentative arrangements are being chalked out at Tihar jail, once the CBI custody of the high-profile prisoner ends.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bengal BJP chief changes residence after new threat alert
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh's residence was changed on Thursday to make room for new security arrangements, following inputs regarding a life-threatening attack on him by some "foreign agents".
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
16 retail fashion brands commit to sustainability
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Sixteen retail fashion brands have signed the Su.Re (sustainability resolution) project launched by the Textile Ministry, IMG Reliance and Clothing Manufacturers Association Of India (CMAI).
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why is Congress afraid over PC's arrrest, asks Joshi
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Questioning why Congress was 'afraid' over its heavyweight leader P Chidambaram's arrest, Union Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday said the Congress should not worry about its leader if he has committed no wrong.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
5 linked to Pak terror-funding racket brought to Bhopal
Bhopal, Aug 22 (IANS) Five persons arrested from Satna in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday evening for alleged links with a terror funding racket managed by Pakistani operatives were brought to Bhopal on Thursday evening for interrogation by Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS).
2019-08-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PKL 7: All-round Bengal Warriors beat Patna Pirates 35-26
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Bengal Warriors produced an all-round performance in the only match of Pro Kabaddi League on Thursday to beat former champions Patna Pirates 35-26 in front of a packed audience at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Zomato CEO taunts NRAI President, latter rebuts
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After a couple of letters from Zomato failed to pacify Rahul Singh, President of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), to stop the #logout campaign, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal took to Twitter on Thursday in a bid to embarrass him for the "Gold" programme of The Beer Cafe.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IndusFood adds two new verticals, sets $1.5 bn target
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The organisers of Indian F&B sourcing show, IndusFood, have set a target of $1.5 billion in its 2020 edition with the addition of two new verticals "Indusfood-Tech and Indusfood-Chem".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Prasad reveals why Jonty didn't make the cut in list of 3
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) India's chairman of selectors M.S.K. Prasad on Thursday cleared the air on why South African fielding great Jonty Rhodes had to leave empty-handed despite applying for the post of fielding coach as R. Sridhar was retained.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Five die in Ghaziabad while cleaning sewer
Ghaziabad, Aug 22 (IANS) At least five persons working for a water drainage project died of asphyxiation while cleaning a sewer here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PC to sleep on 'takht' in Tihar once CBI custody ends
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance and Home Minister P. Chidambaram would be spending his next four nights in the plush CBI headquarters on Lodhi Road during the police remand, but his stay in his expected judicial custody would be rather harsh. Tentative arrangements are being chalked out at Tihar jail, once the CBI custody of the high-profile prisoner ends.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Andhra HC suspends pre-closure orders on Polavaram
Amaravati, Aug 22 (IANS) In a setback to the YSRCP government, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday suspended pre-closure orders to Navayuga Engineering Company for developing a hydroelectric station as part of the multipurpose Polavaram project.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
No entry in S. Delhi for CVs sans RFID tag after Aug 23
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The deadline for pre-registration of RFID tags and recharge of tags has been decided for August 23, by both Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation. The commercial vehicles without RFID tags post this date will not be allowed to enter south Delhi.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SC asks NHAI to defend Salem-Chennai highway
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) as to how it will defend the Rs 10,000 crore eight-lane Salem-Chennai highway, a part of the 'Bharatmala Pariyojana', which is a scheme envisaged to cut the travel time between the two cities by half.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Three arrested in a road rage case in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting two others in a case of road rage, the police said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1 lakh LED streetlights in Kolkata, Bidhannagar
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) In a bid to cut down on carbon emissions, the West Bengal government has decided to retrofit about one lakh smart LED streetlights in municipal corporation areas covering Kolkata and neighbouring Bidhannagar, a senior minister announced here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Plea in SC challenging amendments to UAPA Act
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Act, 2019, notified by the Centre, to designate an individual as a terrorist.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Naik inspects Bharat Electronics Ltd facility in Bengaluru
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik inspected defence facilities at the Bengaluru-based Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) including the unit that develops critical high-technology electronic components and the coastal surveillance system, officials said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Recession inevitable if protectionism rises: Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday warned that the world economy will fall into a recession which will spare no country if the protectionist policies and "unilateral measures" being adopted by some developed countries continue.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CSC signs MoU with ministry to digitise panchayats
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Common Service Centre SPV (CSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to convert all gram panchayats into "digital panchayats", a statement said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Broader markets worse than Myanmar, Bangladesh'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Well-known investor Porinju Veliyath on Thursday expressed his agony over the sorry state of affairs of Indian financial markets ever since the Budget was announced last month.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Scindia to head Maharashtra Cong screening panel
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) With the Maharashtra Assembly elections just months away, the Congress here on Thursday constituted a screening committee with former Union Minister Jyotidaritya Scindia as its chairman.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goyal gets one-year extension as ITPO CMD
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The tenure of L.C. Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), has been extended by one year.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ICHR should carry out research for society: HRD Minister
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday asked the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) to extend its scope of research work to benefit society, an official release said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
MHA to hold high-level meet on J&K on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry will hold a high-level meeting on Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday next week, said a Ministry source on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google ditches desserts, unveils Android 10
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Breaking the 10-year history of naming Android releases after desserts, Google on Thursday announced it had officially named the next version as just Android 10.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sonia hits out at those 'inventing new past for us'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Narendra Modi government, saying despite her party getting a huge mandate in 1984, it never created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan again violates ceasefire on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan resorted to yet another ceasefire violation across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, two days after an Indian soldier was killed in heavy shelling from across the border. No casualties have been reported.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rules issued for Sabka Vishwas scheme to curb legacy cases
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Thursday issued rules for Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme announced in the Union Budget to curb the pending litigations under the erstwhile indirect tax regime.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vodafone fastest 4G network in Delhi-NCR: Ookla
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) US-based broadband speed tester Ookla on Thursday said that Vodafone has emerged as the fastest 4G network in Delhi.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Praneeth in quarters, Prannoy loses in BWF World C'ships
Basel, Aug 22 (IANS) B Sai Praneeth stunned world no 8 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to progress to the quarter-finals while H S Prannoy lost at the BWF World Championships here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Ashes: Warner helps Aus to 54/2 at tea
Leeds, Aug 22 (IANS) David Warner seemed to be getting back among runs as Australia crawled to 54/2 at tea on a rain-affected opening day of the third Ashes Test here at Headingley on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Justice Sunil Gaur, who denied bail to PC, retires
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) : Justice Sunil Gaur who passed the order denying anticipatory bail to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and businessman Ratul Puri, retired on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul, Rahane steady ship; India's top order collapse (Lunch report)
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel tormented the top order before K.L. Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane steadied the ship to help India reach 68/3 at lunch in the opening Test here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Kia Motors India launches mid-segment SUV Seltos
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Kia Motors India on Thursday launched mid-segment SUV Seltos, its first product for the Indian market.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pak plans to send in Afghan JeM militants through LoC, Gujarat
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants are planning terrorist strikes in India after entering the country through Kashmir and Gujarat, the Indian Army said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ravidas demolition: 96 arrested as tension prevails
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Fear prevails in Delhi's Tughlaqabad Extension area which witnessed police lathi-charge and vandalism on Wednesday after Dalit protesters turned violent over demolition of a Sant Ravidas temple even as 96 people have been arrested so far.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
NDTV's interim CEO Suparna Singh resigns
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Media company NDTV on Thursday said that its interim CEO Suparna Singh has resigned from the post with immediate effect.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Media
PIB tweet on Netaji sparks controversy
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The Press Information Bureau's tweet announcing August 18 as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's death anniversary stirred a major controversy as his followers and family members looked divided over the announcement regarding the demise of the hero of India's freedom struggle.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Vodafone Idea launches 'TurboNet' 4G in select markets
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Telecom major Vodafone Idea on Thursday announced the launch of "TurboNet" 4G services in select cities of Uttar Pradesh West, Rajasthan and Rest of Bengal (excluding Kolkata) circles where it has successfully integrated the network.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IndiGo to restart Delhi-Singapore flights from September
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Budget carrier IndiGo will restart flight services between Delhi and Singapore from September.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan stops devotees from visiting India
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) A group of Pakistani devotees has been stopped from visiting India due to recent tensions post abrogation of Article 370, according to a report in Express News daily on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Filmmakers cheated of Rs 24.50 lakh in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 22 (IANS) A group of miscreants posing as filmmakers forced two film producers at gunpoint to transfer Rs 24.50 lakh to an unknown bank account, the police said here on Thursday. An FIR has been registered at the Badshahpur police station.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED grills Raj Thackeray for over 8 hours (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) grilled Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray for over eight hours in a decade-old money-laundering case involving realty deals and IL&FS, here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Indo-Pak Davis Cup tie postponed to November
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Davis Cup tie against Pakistan was on Thursday postponed to November after a security review by the Davis Cup committee, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
SC extends status quo on Jaypee insolvency resolution
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday extended by a week the status quo on the insolvency process on Jaypee Group's plea against the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal's (NCLAT) order.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Indrani Mukherjea's statement paved way for CBI against PC
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The CBI, which registered a case in May 2017 of alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when P. Chidambaram was the Finance Minister in the UPA-1 government, got a much-needed shot in the arm after recording the statement of jailed media baron and co-accused Indrani Mukherjea last year.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi Assembly resolves to rebuild Ravidas temple
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Thursday tabled a resolution demanding an ordinance by the Centre to allot land for rebuilding the demolished Saint Ravidas temple in the national capital.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Odisha orders probe after ragging clips go viral
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday ordered a probe after several videos showing ragging of junior students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Sambalpur district went viral on social media.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education
MPC member's long word makes short work of it!
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India's August policy meet had quite a few 'unconventional' takeaways. It will surely be recalled for the 35 basis point rate cut and 'floccinaucinihilipilification' (no spelling error!).
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Parole of convict in Rajiv killing extended
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday extended the parole period by three weeks for S. Nalini, one of the seven convicts in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
NSUI justifies tarring 'traitor' Savarkar's bust (2nd Lead, correcting para 1)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Members of the National Students Union of India put a shoe garland around Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's bust and tarred it with the Congress' student wing on Thursday calling him a traitor and accusing the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the RSS' student wing, of trying to 'saffronise' the Delhi University.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Rathour, Arun, Sridhar selectors' priority for support staff
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Indian senior selection committee on Thursday shortlisted candidates for various coaching positions with Vikram Rathour, Bharat Arun and R. Sridhar on priority list for the role of the team's support staff.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bombay HC quashes orders attaching NSEL assets
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) In a major victory for fintech firm 63 moons, the Bombay High Court on Thursday ruled that the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) is not a financial institution and hence notifications for attachment of the company's assets, including bank accounts and properties, under the MPID Act stand quashed.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Marijuana worth Rs 1 crore seized in Jaipur
Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) Police in Jaipur seized marijuana (ganja) worth Rs 1 crore weighing around 600 kgs and arrested two persons involved in smuggling of drugs in the state on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fuel supply to Air India stopped at 6 airports (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Thursday evening stopped fuel supply to national carrier Air India at six airports, following non-payment of dues.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nepal, India ink MoU on food safety
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) Nepal and India inked an agreement on food safety standards, while New Delhi handed over cheques amounting to Rs 3.74 billion for two projects, including reimbursement for post-quake reconstruction, during the Fifth Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting that was attended by Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali here.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy
Bombay HC orders FIR against Pawars, others in bank scam
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Thursday ordered the police to lodge a FIR, within five days, against Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, ex-Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and at least 70 others in a Rs 1,000 crore scam in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Enormity of sum involved needs in-depth probe: Judge on PC
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) "The allegations made against accused are serious in nature and there cannot be a dispute with the fact that a detailed and in- depth investigation is required in the present case," said Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar in his order sending former Union Minister P. Chidambaram to CBI custody till August 26.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ALERT: Bombay HC orders FIR against Sharad Pawar in bank scam case
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2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nirav Modi custody extended till Sept 19
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, on Thursday appeared before a UK court via videolink and was remanded in prison till September 19.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Amazon Fresh' launched with 2 hour delivery service
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon India on Thursday announced the launch of "Amazon Fresh", offering food and grocery items, for select pin-codes in the city.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
NSUI justifies tarring 'traitor' Savarkar's bust
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After members of the National Students Union of India, student wing of the Congress, put a shoe garland around Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's bust and tarred it, the NSUI on Thursday called Savarkar a traitor and accused the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), of trying to 'saffornise' the Delhi University.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Niti Aayog calls for extraordinary steps to tackle slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Thursday said the government must do whatever possible to handle the high stress in the financial sector which has resulted in an economic slowdown.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's consumer confidence drops in August: Report
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Consumer confidence in India has declined by 3.1 percentage points in August compared to last month, according to the latest India Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI).
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Newbies, veterans share Day 1 of LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 Day 1 was shared by newbies as well as veterans of the Indian fashion industry. While several young designers made their debut with this edition of LFW, others celebrated their years-long journey.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
TiE Hyderabad launches new membership
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) In an effort to further stimulate entrepreneurship pursuits, TiE Hyderabad has launched new line of membership called 'select members.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
ISRO releases Moon picture showing Mare Orientale basin
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian space agency on Thursday released the first Moon image shot by Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Plea in SC challenges validity of triple talaq law
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Jamiat Uilama-I-Hind, a Muslim body, moved the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the constitutional validity of the triple talaq law -- The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
IAF to induct first batch of Apache copters on Sept 3
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The first batch of Apache helicopters, which have already arrived in India, will be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force in Pathankot, Punjab on September 3.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
SC hears 1950 affidavits by Muslims, Akhara's title stance
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) On the 10th day of the Ayodhya title dispute hearing on Thursday, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took up two important aspects of the case -- affidavits filed by Muslims in 1950 claiming mosque was constructed after demolishing a temple, and the stance of the Nirmohi Akhara on its title.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Nepal, India agree to enter new era of partnership
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) Nepal and India have agreed to enter into "a new era of partnership and cooperation", with talks between Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar focusing on increasing bilateral engagements and taking relations to new heights.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy
Kim Kardashian shares first-ever photo with all four kids
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Kim Kardashian took to Instagram to share her first-ever picture with all four of her children.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Protesters' ad campaign gross exaggeration: HK govt
Hong Kong, Aug 22 (IANS) A campaign launched by Hong Kong activists to rally international support for anti-Beijing protests that have gripped the city for weeks has been branded by the autonomous region's government as a "gross exaggeration of events".
2019-08-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
This is how PC defended himself in CBI court
Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In an unusual move, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram himself spoke in the CBI court and defended himself in the INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Android 10 coming on all Nokia smartphones
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) HMD Global, that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, on Thursday said Android 10 will soon arrive on entire Nokia smartphone portfolio.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Philippines' former Foreign Secretary arrested
Manila, Aug 22 (IANS) The Philippines police arrested former Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Thursday for "several violations" of banking laws that the country's central bank filed against him in 2011.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Russia launches humanoid robot into space
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) Russia launched its first humanoid robot astronaut into the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech
Court rejects Qandeel Baloch's parents' plea to pardon sons
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) A court in Pakistan's Punjab province on Thursday rejected a request by the parents of slain social media star and model Qandeel Baloch to pardon their sons for her murder.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
CBI DSP, who held Karti in INX case, arrests PC too
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) CBI Deputy Superintendent of Police R. Parthasarathy, who scaled the six-foot-high boundary wall of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's residence to arrest him on Wednesday night, is the same officer who arrested his son in February 2018 from the Chennai airport.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Short film aims to highlight LGBTQ challenges
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Filmmakers Ritika Jayaswal and Tushar Tyagi are all set for their upcoming short film titled "Saving Chintu". Ritika has said their film explores the challenges faced by LGBTQ community and also brings more complex issues to perspective.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Civil shadow council begs alms to felicitate SSC students
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) Members of a self-appointed 'shadow council' which keeps tabs on the affairs of the Margao Municipal Council in South Goa, embarked on a "begging drive" to collect funds for felicitation of Class 10 students by city fathers.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Classical music, dance fest on Krishna in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) As the nation gets festive ahead of Krishna Janmashtami, a two-day festival of classical music and dance will have the national capital immersed in the songs of 'Govinda'.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Khushali Kumar's debut film a 'slice-of-life comedy'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Gulshan Kumar's daughter Khushali Kumar is all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite R. Madhavan in "Dahi Cheeni". She plays a lawyer in the film, and has already started doing her homework to get into the skin of the character.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Western Zonal Council endorses abrogation of Art 370
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) The Western Zonal Council of states on Thursday endorsed the decision by the Modi government to abrogate Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution related to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Cotton champions at Day 2 of LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The first show on the second day of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019, dedicated to sustainability, opened with an interaction with two organic cotton farmers from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh who spoke about the importance of producing and consuming organic cotton.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chidambaram sent to 4 days CBI custody in INX media case
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Thursday granted the probe agency four days of custody of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram for questioning in the INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tripura couple commit suicide, loan burden suspected
Agartala, Aug 22 (IANS) A young couple, who got married 8 months ago, committed suicide in Tripura on Thursday by hanging themselves, police said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata's tea-selling act 'scripted, melodramatic': Roy
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) West Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy on Thursday attacked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for donning the role of a tea-seller at a roadside stall and claimed that "enacting scripted and melodramatic scenes won't save her chair."
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Turkey, US to launch 1st phase of Syria safe-zone plan
Ankara, Aug 22 (IANS) Turkey and the US have agreed to immediately launch the first phase of the safe zone plan in Syria after months of dispute over the depth of the zone and who would control it, the media reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Airtel has a strong balance sheet: Goldman Sachs
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Bharti Airtel, is staying strong and growing and has a robust balance sheet, said broking house Goldman Sachs.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Five Maoist guerrillas arrested in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Jharkhand police arrested five Maoist guerrillas from Simdega and Khuti districts on Thursday, the police said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
'The Godfather' actor says he lost virginity to Marilyn Monroe
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) "The Godfather" actor Gianni Russo says he lost his virginity to Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe when he was 15 and she was 33.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP to ask MPs to explain Ravidas demolition fallout
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) An upset BJP top brass is likely to demand an explanation from its seven Delhi MPs over the way things unfolded after the demolition of the Sant Ravidas temple in the national capital on August 10 that led to violent Dalit protests.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'For me, RK Studio was like a place of worship'
I feel heartbroken to hear the news of RK Studio demolition.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
West Indies win the toss, opt to field against India
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to field first against India in the first of the two-match Test series on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
CBI to file reply in AJL, Manesar scam cases by Sep 18
Panchkula (Haryana), Aug 22 (IANS) The CBI will file its reply in the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) land allotment case involving Haryana's two-time Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda, senior Congress leader Motilal Vora and others on September 18.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Backstop is indispensable, Macron tells Johnson
Paris, Aug 22 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said that the Ireland-Northern Ireland backstop plan was "indispensable" to preserve political stability and the single market as he met visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was here on second leg of a trip aimed at pushing the EU to shift its position on Brexit.
2019-08-22
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
None will escape recession, if protectionism rises: Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday warned that the world economy will fall into a recession which will spare no country if the protectionist policies and "unilateral measures" being adopted by some developed countries continue.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Need to undertake intensive work on potato: Himachal Guv
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalraj Mishra on Thursday stressed the need to undertake intensive scientific research work on potato so that more and more farmers could be encouraged for its cultivation.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Science/Tech