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With just 2 rallies, BJP won't over-expose Modi in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be exposed much in the poll campaign for the February 8 Delhi Assembly election. Sources say he may restrict himself to just two rallies.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
PK Banerjee discharged from hospital
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee was on Friday discharged from a city hospital after he fell ill a few days back with electrolyte imbalance.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Loving the role of keeper-batsman in the team: Rahul
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) KL Rahul is enjoying his new role as India's wicketkeeper batsman, he said after helping his side register a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first T20I here on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Structural reforms, fiscal measures key for growth: RBI Guv
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Hinting at more steps to revive growth, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said that monetary policy alone cannot support growth and structural reforms and fiscal measures must continue for this purpose.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Arbitrary or excessive tax is also social injustice: CJI
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Friday said tax evasion is an injustice to fellow Indian citizens but arbitrary or excessive tax also results in social injustice by the government.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
System needs boundaries when it comes to scheduling: Gopichand
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Indias chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels the "system" needs to set boundaries in place when it comes to manic scheduling of the shuttlers, saying as a country that has not been done.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Badminton
Siemens to acquire C&S Electric for Rs 2,100 cr
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Siemens Ltd on Friday signed an agreement to acquire New Delhi-based C&S Electric Ltd for around Rs 2,100 crore.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delimitation in J&K not until next Census (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The delimitation plan for the newly-created Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir may be shelved until next year when the Census is held, a move that may delay the Assembly election too.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Senior Shia cleric visits Clock Tower to meet protesters
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Renowned Shia cleric and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Vice President, Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, on Friday evening visited the Clock Tower to meet women protesting against the citizenship laws.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Bengaluru women's anti-CAA sit-in extended to 48 hours
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Several women have completed a 24-hour protest here against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and are going strong to stretch it to 48 hours.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National
BJP holds youth convention in J&K to garner support for CAA
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised a mega youth convention in Srinagar to garner support for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Low-dose aspirin may help new mothers cut preterm birth risk
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) Daily low-dose aspirin, from as early as the sixth week of pregnancy through the 36th week, may lower the risk of preterm birth among first-time mothers, suggest the results of a clinical trial which involved women from several low and middle-income countries, including India.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
MBBS student charred to death in hostel fire
Bareilly, Jan 24 (IANS) An MBBS girl student at the Sri Ram Murti Smarak Institute (SRMS) here was burnt alive after a fire broke out in her hostel room while she was asleep late on Thursday night.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sandeep Dikshit not deliberately left out of star list: Cong
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) As senior Delhi Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit alleged that he does not figure in the star campaigners list for the February 8 elections as he has differences with top leaders, the party on Friday clarified that his name was not deliberately left out but if it is not there, it doesn't mean that he is not important.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Explosion at manufacturing plant in US
Houston, Jan 24 (IANS) One person was injured and nearby houses were damaged in an explosion at a manufacturing plant in the US city of Houston on Friday, the media reported.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC stays NCLAT order on RoC plea for changes in Tata-Mistry verdict (Lead, correcting day in intro)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a major development in the Tata Sons-Cyrus Mistry row, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal's (NCLAT) order dismissing the Registrar of Company's (RoC) plea to modify its verdict on the Tata Sons matter.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter launches Tricolour India Gate emoji to celebrate R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Twitter India on Friday launched a specially designed emoji of the India Gate lit up in the tricolour to celebrate India's 71st Republic Day.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Resort deaths: Kerala CM wants Centre to press Nepal for probe
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday asked the state's parliamentarians to take up the matter of deaths of eight Keralites at a resort in Nepal early this week, with the Centre to pursue the matter with the neighbouring country's government.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha ex-minister Jagannath Rout passes away
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Odisha minister Jagannath Rout died at a private hospital here on Friday following a cardiac arrest. He was 78.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Budget should give tax benefits to differently-abled: NCPEDP
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) on Friday said that the upcoming budget should announce tax benefits and lower interest rates for people with disabilities.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
You can't find Wifi if your phone off, Sisodia tells Shah
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A day after Amit Shah said his phone got discharged but he could not avail Wifi in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the former BJP chief should keep his phone charged with the free electricity provided by the AAP government as Wifi cannot be used if the phone is off.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nepal Communist Party wins big in National Assembly polls
Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) of Nepal has registered a thumping victory in the National Assembly elections by bagging 16 out of the 18 seats that went to the polls, the Nepali media reported on Friday citing the Election Commission.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Punjab and Sind Bank defrauded of Rs 38.19 cr
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) State-run Punjab and Sind Bank on Friday said it has been defrauded of Rs 38.19 crore by Ranchi Expressway Ltd. The bank also said that it had already made provisions on this count to the tune of Rs 15.28 crore.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Muslims in Hyderabad vow not to fill NPR, NRC forms
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Muslims in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on Friday pledged not to fill forms for National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
More autonomy at work cuts low back pain risk
London, Jan 24 (IANS) While physical factors such as incorrect posture or sitting for too long are generally related to chronic low back pain, new research has found that employees with more job control are less likely to suffer from the disease.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'Chhatisgarh developing as role model to counter BJP narrative'
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress party is developing Chhattisgarh as a people-centric state to counter the BJP's narrative on development, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel told IANS in an interview.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Companies keen to invest Rs 4,000 crore in MP
Bhopal, Jan 24 (IANS) Investors who had held discussions with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath at Davos, where the World Economic Forum (WEF) is holding its annual meet, showed keen interest in investing more than Rs 4,000 crore in the state.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Business/Economy
Two suspected Coronavirus patients isolated in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Two persons, who arrived here from China, have been placed under isolation for medical observations for suspected exposure to Coronavirus, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation officials said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Hope Saina, Srikanth buck up, Sindhu form not a worry: Gopichand
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Badminton national coach Pullela Gopichand is not concerned about P.V. Sindhu's poor run of form since she won the 2019 BWF World Championships. But he admits that these are "tough" times for the sport in the Olympic year with Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth struggling to secure automatic qualification spots.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Badminton
SC seeks concrete steps for de-criminalisation of politics
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that some concrete steps should be taken to keep criminal elements out of politics.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Dalit, OBC kids to get admission in Atal residential schools
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that children of Dalit/backward communities, labourers and workers will be admitted to the Atal Residential Schools in the state.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Is Aishwarya pregnant, fans wonder after Abhishek promises a "surprise"
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Fans of Aishwarya Rai Bachhan are speculating if she is pregnant for the second time, and it's all because of Abhishek Bachchan's tweet that he has a surprise announcement in store for fans!
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Upcoming Budget should announce measures to empower women'
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to present the Union Budget 2020-2021 on February 1, women entrepreneurs have called for measures to empower women financially and promote gender sentisation in the upcoming budget.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Boosted by IT refund, Indian Bank posts Rs 247 cr net profit
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Boosted by an Income Tax refund, Indian Bank closed the third quarter of the current fiscal with 62 per cent growth in net profit at Rs 247 crore and hopes the contraction in the corporate loan sector would reverse soon, a top bank official said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Bhuvan Bam attends World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos
Davos,, Jan 24 (IANS) Indian YouTube star Bhuvan Bam has attended the latest edition of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. From taxes to climate change and gender equality, he expressed views on several subjects that were addressed by world leaders at the forum, to the media.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
11K tribals' names to be deleted from Mizoram voters list
Aizawl/Agartala, Jan 24 (IANS) In the wake of an agreement to rehabilitate 34,000 Reang tribals -- living in northern Tripura after fleeing Mizoram 23 years ago due to ethnic unrest -- the names of around 11,000 voters among these refugees would be deleted from the electoral list in Mizoram, official sources said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aadhaar, hartal feature in 10th edition of OALD
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Aadhaar and hartal are among the 26 new Indian-English words that feature among the staggering 86,000 words in the 10th edition of the world-renowned Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (OALD), its publisher said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Himachal court pulls up roadways over dues settlement
Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday reprimanded state-run Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) for not giving retirement benefits to retired employees in time.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SRK having 'major FOMO' thanks to Abhishek Bachchan
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actor Shah Rukh Khan is having "major FOMO". His Fear of Missing Out is an outcome of his friend, actor Abhishek Bachchan, currently shooting for "Bob Biswas" in Kolkata.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Understanding different shades of grey, coping with change, of leadership in sports & life (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Everything isn't black or white - there are overlaps and shades of grey and this primer will nudge you into finding the answers that will help you navigate through the world; then, learn about overcoming critical barriers to change; and finally, digest some out-of-the-box thinking on unleashing the leadership potential within you.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Eating yogurt daily may cut breast cancer risk
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Eating natural yogurt daily may lesson breast cancer risk owing to lactose fermenting bacteria which reduces inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria, say researchers.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
President's nod for award of 35 Correction Service medals
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the conferment of 35 Correctional Service medals on prison personnel on the occasion of the Republic Day, a Home Ministry statement said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Congress hits out at Vijayvargiya on 'poha' remark
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress has hit out at senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on his remarks on labourers eating 'poha' while working at his residence who he said looked like illegal Bangladeshi migrants.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Merkel praises Turkey's efforts in hosting Syrian refugees
Istanbul, Jan 24 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said her country appreciates Turkey's efforts in hosting millions of Syrian refugees on its soil.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Renee Zellweger: Didn't try to emulate Judy Garland
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Renee Zellweger says singing for "Judy" wasnt easy, but she didnt have time to think about being judged.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mayawati slams LU proposal to add CAA in Pol SC syllabus
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Friday strongly criticized the Lucknow University's (LU) proposal to include the Citizenship Amendment Act in the syllabus in the Political Science department.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Club Factory surpasses 100mn monthly active users in India
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) E-commerce platform Club Factory on Friday said it has surpassed 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India following a strong surge in user adoption across the country.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SIT begins probe in killing of Jharkhand tribals
Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Friday began a probe into the killing of seven tribals in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP MLA enters Raj Assembly with basket full of locusts
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) A BJP legislator entered the Rajasthan Assembly building with a decorated basket containing locusts here on Friday to protest against the Congress-led government's alleged apathy towards the state's farmers who have suffered crop losses due to locust attacks.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Yes Bank gains 10% in 2 days over SBI's chairman remark
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Struggling Yes Bank topped the Nifty50 table, advancing nearly 4 per cent on Friday. However, market analysts say that these gains will be short-lived until a concrete step is taken to rescue the bank.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kangana: Virat Kohli and I have a controversy link
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut has found a quirky connection with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Street Dancer 3D: Strictly for dance addicts (IANS Review; Rating: * * & 1/2)
"Street Dancer 3D"; Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudeva, Nora Fatehi; Direction: Remo D'Souza; Rating * * & 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two arrested in Bengal's Malda with brown sugar
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in northern West Bengal's Malda district on Friday with brown sugar valued at Rs 10 lakh, police said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women constitute 50% of Quick Ride's carpoolers
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Close to 50 per cent of active carpooling users on Quick Ride are women, the ride sharing platform said on Friday after analysing travelling habits in nine cities.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
IFS officer shares special posts on National Girl Child Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Indian Forest Services officer Parveen Kaswan took to Twitter to put up a series of special post.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vivo leads India offline market with 24.7% share in Nov
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo became the top brand in the Indian offline market in the month of November, garnering 24.7 per cent share and beating Xiaomi and Samsung, the company's top India executive said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
100 army veterans to walk along Ganga to help in revival
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A walk of around 5,000 km may seem a herculean task to lesser mortals, but a group of 100 army veterans plan to go the full distance to contribute to the Clean Ganga initiative.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Security beefed up in Haryana ahead of R-Day
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Haryana Police said on Friday that they have beefed up security across the state in view of the Republic Day celebrations.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Important to improve in all areas in next game: Williamson
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Friday said they were put under constant pressure by the Indian team during the first T20I which they lost by six wickets, adding the hosts need to improve in all areas in the next game.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
BPL persons bought land worth Rs 200 cr in Amaravati: CID
Amaravati, Jan 24 (IANS) About 800 people living the below poverty line purchased land worth over Rs 200 crore in and around Andhra Pradesh capital's Amaravati during 2014-15, revealed investigations by Andhra Pradesh Police into alleged land scam.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
We never spoke of jetlag in team, didn't want any excuse: Kohli
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) After India registered a comprehensive six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first T20I, skipper Virat Kohli said that there was no talk of jetlag in the team and all they were focused upon was what the team needed to do in order to win.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Yashwant Sinha-led anti-CAA rally to reach Agra on Saturday
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The 'Gandhi Shanti Yatra-2020' which started from Mumbai on January 9, will reach Agra on Saturday after travelling through Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana and conclude at Rajghat here on January 30.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
GST credit against excise duty on petroleum products
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a big relief to the oil sector, government may allow producers of petroleum and natural gas to claim credit for GST on all inputs, input services and capital goods being paid by them even though the output petroleum products including petrol, diesel, ATF remain outside the new indirect tax framework.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa tourism slowdown due to dip in economy: NK Singh
Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) Slowdown in Goa's tourism industry is on account of the general slowdown of the economy and pressure from upcoming competitive destinations, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission N.K. Singh said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Bajaj-Triumph alliance to build sub Rs 2 lakh bike
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Announcing the formal commencement of their partnership Bajaj Auto and Britain's Triumph Motorcycles, on Friday said that both the companies will jointly manufacture sub Rs 2 lakh bikes.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two Himachal students to witness R-Day parade with PM
Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) Two students of the Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF) in Nauni in Solan district are among the 100 students to witness the Republic Day parade from the Prime Minister's box.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
When we don't trust the imagination of women
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) She says that the book saved her in many ways. That it facilitated a certain relief. She wrote it in a strange land. Amidst searching for apartments in the UK, taking care of a small baby and writing a PhD thesis in a language she was not comfortable with .
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Nirbhaya case: 3 death row convicts now seek more documents
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Advocate A.P. Singh, lawyer for three of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case again moved an application before a Delhi court seeking directions to the Tihar Jail authorities to supply him the relevant documents in order to exercise the remaining legal remedies available with the convicts -- Vinay Pawan and Akshay.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Telegram introduces new feature to enhance chat experience
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Telegram, a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app, on Friday announced an addition of new feature called 'Polls 2.0' for conducting various types of polls within the chat groups and channels.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
Brussels, Jan 24 (IANS) Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, the heads of the European Commission and Council, on Friday signed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, ahead of the the country's exit from the EU on January 31.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Foreign terrorist killed in J&K
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) A foreign Jaish-e-Muhammad militant killed in an encounter in South Kashmir on Wednesday has been identified as Abu Saifullah alias Abu Qasim.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Have responded to PNGRB with all information: Adani Gas
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Reacting to reports of having received a notice from the petroleum regulator, which news dented company stocks in Friday trade, Adani Gas (AGL) clarified on Friday that it is in full compliance of the applicable rules and has responded to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board of India (PNGRB).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Iyer special sees India thrash Kiwis by 6 wkts in 1st T20I
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) It was another special display of batsmanship from young Shreyas Iyer as he continued from where he had left against Australia in Bengaluru to take India home in the opening T20I against New Zealand at Eden Park on Friday. The visitors led by Iyer's 58-run knock chased down New Zealand's total of 203 with six balls to spare.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Politicians, netizens greet nation on National Girl Child Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Twitterati greeted the nation on the occasion of National Girl Child Day.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP holding 250 big, small rallies in Delhi on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) With BJP President JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah spearheading the campaign for the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections, the party is holding as many as 250 big and small rallies across the national capital on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iraqi Shia leader calls for scheduled pullout of US troops
Baghdad, Jan 24 (IANS) Iraqi Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr on Friday called for a scheduled withdrawal of US troops from the country through peaceful means.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
JGU signs MoU with University of Zurich at WEF
Davos, Jan 24 (IANS) India's O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland for mutual cooperation in higher education and research.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Education
Fadnavis denies phone-tapping charges of Maha govt
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) A day after the Maharashtra government ordered a probe into allegations of phone -tapping by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, former Chief Minister and current Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis rubbished the charges, here on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Large amounts of oxygen detected in ancient star's atmosphere
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars ever known - a discovery that will help scientists better understand the earliest seeding of oxygen and other elements throughout the young universe.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Chhattisgarh to discuss anti-CAA resolution in Cabinet
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel met Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi along with his council of ministers as he said the state Cabinet will also discuss the anti-CAA resolution.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC stays NCLAT order on RoC plea for changes in Tata-Mistry verdict
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a major development in the Tata Sons-Cyrus Mistry row, the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal's (NCLAT) order dismissing the Registrar of Company's (RoC) plea to modify its verdict on the Tata Sons matter.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Global markets under pressure over fear of coronavirus spread
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Fears that the outbreak of coronavirus in China may disrupt economic activity and global growth has sent the stock markets tumbling.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nurture our daughters with equal opportunities: Sachin
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday called for equal opportunities for daughters of the country on the occasion of National Girl Child Day.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Protests against CAA, NRC organic: Nandita Das
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Stressing that the protests against CAA and NRC were organic and erupting almost simultaneously across the country without any political backing or support, actor Nandita Das told IANS: "Led by women and students from different religions, this protest is cry for everyone to speak up and lends his/her voice."
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
India eye record medal haul at Tokyo Paralympics
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Gursharan Singh, interim president of the Paralympic Committee of India, believes an unprecedented haul of 15 medals, five of them gold, is well within India's reach when they send their biggest ever contingent to a Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kriti Sanon slays in winterwear for magazine cover
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon's latest photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar India has left fans in awe of her fashion statement.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Realme fitness band to launch in India next month
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has confirmed the first fitness band from the company will be launched in February.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Give pension to 'elderly' JNU students: Baba Ramdev
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Taking a swipe at the protesting Jawaharlal Nehru University students, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday said the government should start a "pension scheme for the elderly students of the varsity so that they can quietly pursue their studies on the campus".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
UP police official risks life to save puppies, Tweeple hails
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A photograph of an Uttar Pradesh Police officer going into a snake-infested well to rescue three puppies has gone viral on the social media and the internet is all praises for him.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Madras High Court dismisses case against Rajinikanth
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed the case filed against actor Rajinikanth for his comments made about a rally led by Dravida Kazhagham (DK) founder E.V.Ramaswamy popularly known as Periyar.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
13 million Americans at migration risk due to sea-level rise
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Coastal areas in the US are at increasing flooding risk and climate change-driven sea level rise could trigger mass migration of 13 million Americans to inland cities, researchers have warned.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ron Harper to visit India to promote NBA
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Friday announced that five-time NBA Champion Ron Harper will visit India from January 25 to 30 as part of the league's continued efforts to grow the game of basketball in the country.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-AMU student leader refuses to retract statement, gets booked
Aligarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students' union president, Faizul Hasan, has refused to withdraw his statement in which he had said, "Muslims can destroy anything if they wish to do and the community has constantly been tested since 1947."
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy recreated
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Scientists have succeeded in accurately reproducing the voice of an Egyptian priest who lived 3,000 years ago, thanks to the mummification process and the use of 3D printing technology.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Like R-Day parade ban, stop performances by elephants: PETA
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Citing the precedent of the Defence Ministry prohibiting the use of elephants during the Republic Day parade, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has asked the Union Government to add elephants to the list of wild animals banned from being exhibited or trained for performances in India.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tukde Tukde gang in B'wood too: UP Minister
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister Shrikant Sharma has said that there is a 'tukde tukde' gang in Bollywood which is speaking against the amended citizenship law with definite political motives.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
This R-Day, app to hail India's musical diversity
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Music lovers are in for a treat this Republic Day as unique multi-artiste reimaginations of Indias national song and national anthem are set to feature in a music streaming app.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Shilpa Shetty is 'BBC' for hubby Raj Kundra
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty says her husband Raj Kundra calls her "BBC which means Born Before Computers".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sandeep Dikshit not among Congress star campaigners
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress has released the names of 40 star campaigners for the Delhi polls which includes all former MPs, except Sandeep Dikshit, son of three-time Chief Minister, late Sheila Dikshit.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Behold South Asia at India Art Fair 2020
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) With the 12th edition of one of Indias biggest art events, India Art Fair, opening next Thursday, art lovers in the capital are in for a four-day treat.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Periyar's statue found damaged, Stalin demands action
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) After a statue of Dravidar Kazhagam founder E.V. Ramasamy or 'Periyar' was found damaged on Friday in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K. Stalin demanded action against those responsible.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
No blanket ban on NSA: SC cites arson in anti-CAA stir
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea challenging the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA) in few states and the national capital amid anti-CAA protests.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ex-Cabinet members appointed to Putin's administration
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed decrees appointing three former Cabinet members into his administration.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
'BB 13': Parag Tyagi threatens Asim Riaz for calling him 'nalla'
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Shefali Jariwala's husband Parag Tyagi has slammed the former's fellow participant Asim Riaz for calling him "nalla" in the latest episode.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jacqueline and John bond over fitness and workouts
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Jacqueline Fernandez and John Abraham have been bonding big time over food, fitness and workouts, on the sets of their upcoming film "Attack".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Never Kiss...' writer in process of doing 3 more web series
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Sumrit Shahi, writer of the novel "Never Kiss Your Best Friend" that has now been converted into a web series, says he is in the process of doing three more web series.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka HC stays Karwar port expansion
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court has stayed the expansion project of the Karwar port on the state's west coast, an official said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
TN Public Service Commission bans 99 exam scamsters for life
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) on Friday said it has banned 99 persons from writing its recruitment exams for life, for indulging in malpractices in the Group IV recruitment exam.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
Kohli stays on top, Rahane moves upward in ICC Test rankings
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli maintained his top spot in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen which were updated on Friday. Cheteshwar Pujara has been able to retain his sixth position whereas Ajinkya Rahane moved up by a place and is currently at the eighth spot.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Young man booked for loving older woman in Agra
Agra, Jan 24 (IANS) A 22-year-old man has been booked at the Etmaduddaula Police Station in the city of the Taj Mahal for "disturbing peace in the area", after he refused to end his love affair with a 60-year-old woman.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Kerala health guidelines to tackle coronavirus
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) In the wake of the coronavirus taking a toll across the world, Kerala on Friday has come out with health guidelines as a precautionary step, said state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Storm in NCP as Sharad Pawar's Delhi home security removed
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party-Shiv Sena on Friday took strong umbrage at the abrupt withdrawal of security from the New Delhi residence of its party chief Sharad Pawar.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
People pay tax to govt for improvement in life: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said people pay tax to the government so that their lives can improve. He expressed happiness that his government has shown a direction for the country.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
UP announces cash rewards for Tokyo Games medalists
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday announced that all the athletes from the state, who will be winning gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, will be rewarded with Rs 6 crore each.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
'Public exams for Class 5, 8 students is rights violation'
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Opposing the board examination for the students of Class 5 and 8 in Tamil Nadu, the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), an ally of the ruling AIADMK, said on Friday that it was a violation of the human rights.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Sanya Malhotra lives to create experiences worth remembering
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra enjoys to pack her bags and hit the road. She says she is someone who lives for creating experiences worth remembering.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ishaan, Ananya have done 'crazy stunts' in 'Khaali Peeli'
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actors Ishaan and Ananya Panday are all set to showcase their action avatar in "Khaali Peeli".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ind vs NZ: Munro & Taylor take Kiwis to 203/5 in 1st T20I
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) New Zealand started with a flourish, but the Indian bowlers -- led by Jasprit Bumrah (1/31) -- came back strongly at Eden Park on Friday to restrict the Kiwis to 203/5 in their 20 overs in the first T20I of the five-game series.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Indian students in Wuhan safe
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) All the Indian students stranded in Wuhan, the city which has been placed under a lockdown due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in central China, are safe and healthy.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
DoT against long-term staggering of telcos' AGR dues payments
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing next week on the telecom operators' plea on their adjusted gross revenue (AGR) outstandings, the Department of Telecom (DoT) is readying the payment schedule for the telcos whereby they may have to pay the principal and penalty amounts immediately, official sources said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Remove Kapil Mishra's 'India Vs Pak' comment: EC tells Twitter
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Election Commission has asked Twitter to remove the comment of BJP's Model Town Assembly candidate Kapil Mishra from its platform describing Shaheen Bagh's anti-CAA protest site here as "mini-Pakistan".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
JNU students get relief from HC
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday granted relief to the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) allowing them to register in the next semester as per the old hostel manual within one week.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kangana's public hanging demand finds support in Simi Garewal
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress and television personality Simi Garewal has come out in support of Kangana Ranaut's demand for public hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Govt preparing law to link Aadhaar to Voter ID (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Law Ministry has been working on a Cabinet note to prepare a new law after considering the Election Commission's proposal to give it statutory backing to collect the Aadhaar numbers of new applicants and existing voters to check multiple entries in the electoral rolls.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian students in Wuhan safe
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) All the Indian students stranded in Wuhan, the city which has been placed under a lockdown due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in central China, are safe and healthy.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Google I/O 2020 set to kick off on May 12
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) US-based search engine giant Google on Friday revealed that its next I/O developer conference will take place from May 12 to 14 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, which is in Mountain View near Google's HQ.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CoA defends NZ travel plan, says Kohli & Shastri were briefed on FTP
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) With Virat Kohli making his displeasure known over the travel plans of the Indian team from Bengaluru to Auckland, former IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla backed the skipper and pulled up the Committee of Administrators (CoA) for planning the schedule without keeping the interest of the players in mind. But the criticism hasn't gone down well with members in the disbanded committee.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
U'khand's 'Modi trail' to begin in summer
Dehradun, Jan 24 (IANS) In a attempt to attract more tourists to the hill state, the Uttarakhand government is planning to start a 'Modi Trail that will take tourists to offbeat destinations, especially those popularized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Dia Mirza: I faced a stalker when I was younger
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza has recounted her younger days when she was stalked.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka to hold global investors meet in November
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) The Karnataka government would hold a Global Investors' Meet (GIM 2020) here from November 3-5 to showcase the southern state's ecosystem for attracting investments from the world over, an official said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
3 US firefighters killed in Aus identified
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Australian authorities on Friday revealed the identities of the three US firefighters who died when their air tanker crashed while battling blazes in New South Wales (NSW) state.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Adani Gas tanks 14 per cent on PNGRB notice
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Adani Gas stocks tanked up to 14 per cent to Rs 148 on the BSE in Friday's session following reports that the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board of India (PNGRB) has sent a notice to the comnpany for not disclosing crucial information regarding a scheme of arrangement with Adani Enterprises.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Defence ministry official defrauded of Rs 40,000
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Paying a mere Rs 3 from his 'Bhim' UPI app ended up costing a defence ministry official a hefty Rs 40,000 instead.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi stokes divisions in world's biggest democracy: The Economist
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Narendra Modi stokes divisions in the worlds biggest democracy", The Economist said in its cover story on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Mastercard invests in PoS solutions provider Pine Labs
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Point-of-sale payments solutions company Pine Labs on Friday announced an investment by global payments technology giant Mastercard.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cohesity opens new facility in Pune, to hire 100 people
Pune, Jan 24 (IANS) US-based data management solutions provider Cohesity announced on Friday that it has opened a new facility in Pune and has plans to hire approximately 100 employees at that site over the next 18 months, nearly doubling its presence in the city.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Prince Charles 'snubs' Pence at Holocaust memorial event
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The UK's Prince Charles reportedly "snubbed" US Vice President Mike Pence at The World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NZ 'A' beat Ind 'A' by 29 runs in 2nd unofficial ODI
Christchurch, Jan 24 (IANS) Krunal Pandya's quickfire 51 wasn't enough for India 'A' in the second unofficial ODI against New Zealand 'A' as they lost by 29 runs at the Hagley Oval on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Extradition request for US diplomat's wife over UK teen's death rejected
London, Jan 24 (IANS) An extradition request sent by the UK for an American diplomat's wife over the death of a British teen in a car accident last year, was rejected by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
TN opposition to carry out signature campaign against CAA
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu led by the DMK on Friday decided to carry out a signature campaign next month against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Population Register (NPR) that would pave the way for National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Johnson's Brexit deal becomes law
London, Jan 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has become law after clearing all parliamentary hurdles and receiving royal assent, paving the country to exit the European Union (EU) on January 31, it was reported.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Kejriwal holds massive roadshows in west Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday morning held roadshows in West Delhi's three Assembly constituencies -- Janakpuri, Tilak Nagar and Madipur.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
5 in UK test negative for coronavirus, 9 await results
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Fourteen people in the UK have been tested for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with five confirmed negative and nine still awaiting the results, according to the Public Health England (PHE).
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
World's largest meditation centre comes up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The world's largest meditation centre of its kind, which can accommodate 100,000 people at a time, is all set to be inaugurated on January 28 in the global headquarters of Heartfulness on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Security beefed up ahead of Republic Day in J&K
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) Security forces in Kashmir will ensure that Republic Day passes on peacefully, IG Kashmir police Vijay Kumar said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Abhishek starts shooting for 'Bob Biswas' in Kolkata
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Abhishek Bachhan has started shooting for his upcoming movie "Bob Biswas" in Kolkata. The film is a spin-off of "Kahaani", and features the poker-faced contract killer Bob Biswas from the Vidya Balan-starrer.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iran open to dialog with all neighbours: Zarif
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reaffirmed Tehrans readiness for talks with all its neighbours amid the ongoing tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
BEST bus stoned during anti-CAA, NRC Maha shutdown call
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) At least one BEST bus was stoned in Mumbai and its driver injured as the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) sponsored Maharashtra shutdown started, eliciting mixed response, here on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
19% of Indian women have menstrual problems: Report
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) A new fitness report has suggested that close to 19 per cent of women suffer from some kind of menstrual issues.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
A look at the ongoing Kolkata Literary Meet 2020
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) The 9th edition of the Kolkata Literary Meet, aims to celebrate literature and allied cultural pursuits - dance, music, recitation and theatrical performances over five power-packed days. From 22-26 January 2020, the event evolving the literary community, will promote a culture of patronage, and create value for authors and other dignitaries. Tata Steel is supporting the event in it's 6th edition as Kolkata Literary Meet (TSKLM).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Soren defers Cabinet expansion after Pathhalgari killings
Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has deferred his Cabinet expansion following the killing of seven people in West Singhbhum district.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
SC issues notice on implementation of Sec 176 (1A) CrPC
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and states on a petition by human rights activist Suhas Chakma for the implementation of Section 176(1A) of the CrPC. According to the provision, it is mandatory to conduct judicial inquiry in cases of death, disappearance or alleged rape in police, judicial custody.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amazon Music crosses 55mn subscribers globally
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Amazon's music streaming service 'Amazon Music' has reached 55 million subscribers globally closing in on Apple Music which has over 60 million users.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Foundation hacks for perfect face canvas
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) Well-applied, even-toned foundation can be a game changer for your overall, finished look. With some easy hacks, you, too, can rock foundation application.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rajeev Shukla backs Kohli, pulls up CoA for poor schedule
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla on Friday pulled up the Committee of Administrators (CoA) for poor scheduling of Team Indias calendar, saying players interest should also be kept in mind while finalising an itinerary for a particular series.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Myanmar denies genocide in Rakhine state
Yangon, Jan 24 (IANS) Myanmar has denied genocide in Rakhine, saying that some human rights actors have presented "a distorted picture" of the situation in the troubled state and has hampered the country's ability to lay the foundation for sustainable development in the region.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Daylong getaways for the Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) Republic Day is a day of greater patriotic fervour, and after initial celebrations, the national holiday calls for an enjoyable day-out with friends and family. Here are our top picks for some major cities, which are less than 100 kilometres away.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Give priority to duty, not rights: PM
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed on giving priority to "duty" and not the "rights".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All you need to know about Male Breast Cancer
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) Breast cancer in men is rarely seen. It shares many similarities with cancer of the breast in women but there are some important differences too.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
India opt to bowl against NZ in first T20I (Toss)
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday won the toss and elected to field in the first T20I of the five-match series against New Zealand at the Eden Park.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Nepal Airlines permanent pilots warn of resigning en masse
Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The permanent pilots of Nepal Airlines have warned of quitting en masse if their demands to be treated in a fair manner regarding remunerations on par with expat or contract-based pilots were not met, it was reported on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Netizens troll BJP leader over Bangladeshis eating 'poha'
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A statement made by Bhartiya Janata Party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya garnered hilarious trolls and reaction by the tweeple around the country.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Incredibly gratifying: Sona Mohapatra on her docu-drama going international
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Singer Sona Mohapatra's docu-drama "Shut Up Sona" will be screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam later this month. She says the official selection is incredibly gratifying.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sevilla FC holds football fiesta for Pune schools students
Pune, Jan 24 (IANS) LaLiga Santander Club, Sevilla FC and LaLiga Football Schools recently organised an engagement activity for aspiring footballers in Pune.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Students paid fee in fear: JNUSU to Delhi High Court
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that "the students who paid the hiked fee, paid it out of fear."
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Wozniacki waves goodbye after 3rd round defeat at Aus Open
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki's career came to an end on Friday with a third round defeat to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur at the ongoing Australian Open.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Kejriwal invites Shah to visit Delhi govt schools
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Cheif Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday invited former BJP president Amit Shah to take out some time and visit the city government schools.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vijayvargiya slammed for 'poha' remark on Bangladeshis
Indore, Jan 24 (IANS) In a bizarre statement on Thursday while speaking at a seminar in Indore, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya claimed labourers who recently carried out construction work at his house could be Bangladeshis as they had "strange" eating habits. And what's that? Eating only 'poha' (flattened rice).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Tina Fey excited to make 'Mean Girls' broadway into movie
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress-comedienne Tina Fey is taking "Mean Girls" back to the big screen with a new movie based on the Broadway musical of the same name.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sri Lanka aims at doubling tourist arrivals in 2020
Colombo, Jan 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities were aiming to attract 4 million tourists in 2020 and a revenue of $5 billion to spearhead an overall economic revival of the country, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Crime Branch to question ex-Cong MLA for Jamia violence
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Delhi Police Crime Branch, which took over the Jamia Millia Islamia violence case, will question former Congress MLA Asif Mohd Khan in connection with the case and asked him to appear before it on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
China sets up research team to combat coronavirus spread
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China has set up a national research team of 14 experts has been set up to help prevent and control the latest novel coronavirus outbreak after 830 new cases were confirmed in the country, with 25 fatalities so far, authorities said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, China,Politics
Brad Pitt doesn't regret turning down 'The Matrix'
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Brad Pitt has joined the stars who turned down actor Keanu Reeves' role in "The Matrix".
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Photo verification service on Tinder to curb cartfishing
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Location-based dating service major Tinder is rolling out a photo verification service, which it says will help ensure every match is who they say they are.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
City bids goodbye to Kerala family who died in Nepal
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) It was a goodbye that Thiruvananthapuram has perhaps not seen before, as hundreds of people, a majority of them unknown, came to pay last respects to the five-members of the Nair family, who died early this week, breathing poisonous gas in a room in a resort in Nepal.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump to unveil M-E peace plan on Jan 28
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced that he would unveil his long-awaited Middle East plan on January 28 in the White House during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Satyagrah chain to take on Godses of all-time on Jan 30
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Anti-CAA protesters in the capital here plan to give a big boost to the stir on January 30, when students from different universities from across the nation will converge at the Rajghat to form the "Satyagrah human chain".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Indian-American community not polarised but segregated'
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Ghazala Hashmi, an Indian-origin Democrat Senator and the first Muslim woman elected to the Virginia Senate, has said that the Indian-American community "not polarised but segregated", a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
EC asks Kapil Mishra to reply by Friday on his Pak comment
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has issued a show cause notice to BJP's Model Town Assembly candidate Kapil Mishra for his controversial statement on describing Shaheen Bagh protesters agitating over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as a "mini Pakistan that promotes hatred in the society". The Commission has asked Mishra to reply on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Facebook appoints new Marketing Director for India
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Facebook on Friday hired Avinash Pant as Marketing Director for its India operations who will report to Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director, Facebook India.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Meerut to have war memorial for animals
Meerut, Jan 24 (IANS) A first of its kind war memorial for animals is being planned in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city. It will feature those animals that have lost their lives in counter-insurgency operation, mainly in Kashmir.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Researchers discover 102 genes associated with autism
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kamala Harris mulls endorsing Biden: Report
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) California Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, was considering backing former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary, a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
US-Iran tensions may aid Pak get off grey list
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for terror funding may remove Pakistan from the punitive "grey list" in its upcoming review meeting.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Australia's James Wood appointed WADA's CRC chairman
Lausanne, Jan 24 (IANS) Experienced Australian lawyer and judge James Wood has been appointed as the chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Compliance Review Committee. He has replaced Britain's Jonathan Taylor.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Samsung's HC Hong who put India on world map begins new chapter
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) HC Hong, President and CEO of Samsung Southwest Asia since 2015 and was instrumental in taking India to the top of global smartphone manufacturing map, has moved on into a new role within the company, according to a letter accessed by IANS.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kerala trade and culture fest to return to Sharjah
Sharjah, Jan 24 (IANS) A grand annual festival that brings all things Kerala to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is returning for its fourth edition next week in Sharjah.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Dubai-based Indian expat's stamp collection worth $27,225
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian expat has a vintage collection of more than 100,000 stamps from around the world for which he spent nearly $27,225, a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Strong winds likely to improve AQI in Delhi on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) There was slight improvement in both the maximum and minimum temperatures in Delhi for the second day on Friday. Strong winds expected during the day would affect the air quality positively, Met said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Colombia midfielder Jhon Viafara extradited to US
Bogota, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Colombia international midfielder Jhon Viafara has been extradited to the US to answer drug trafficking charges, authorities have said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Tencent offers to acquire Funcom Games for $148mn: Report
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Tencent Games, the world's largest gaming company with hits like PUBG: Mobile and Arena of Valor, has announced a $148 million offer to acquire all shares of Norwegian game developer Funcom.
2020-01-24
Category: International, China,Technology
Petrol, diesel price down by Rs 1.50 per litre in 2 weeks
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) After price cut in the petrol and diesel prices for the second consecutive day on Friday, the fuel prices came down by more than Rs 1.50 per litre in two weeks, giving a major relief to the consumers.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Not just Wifi, battery charging is also free: Kejriwal to Shah
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday took a jibe at former BJP President Amit Shah, saying not just Wifi, but battery charging was also free in Delhi as his government was giving free 200 units of electricity.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Serena Williams suffers shocking exit at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Seven-time champion Serena Williams suffered a shocking third round defeat to Qiang Wang on Friday making an early exit from the Australian Open.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Facebook working to re-elect Donald Trump: Geroge Soros
Davos, Jan 24 (IANS) The billionaire philanthropist George Soros has slammed Facebook, accusing the social networking giant of helping to re-elect Donald Trump in the 2020 US election.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Technology,Politics
First street fashion show held in Kabul
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) Male and female Afghan models participated in Kabul's first-ever street fashion show, promoting the country's culture along with a message for peace, a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Limited dose of freebies good for economy: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said freebies were good for the economy, if no extra tax were to be imposed and it did not lead to budget deficits.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
China confirms 830 coronavirus cases, 25 deaths
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) The death toll from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China has risen to 25, and the number of confirmed cases was now 830, the National Health Commission reported on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, China,Politics
Along with Hindi-English, brush up on Urdu for more agile brain
Rae Bareli, Jan 24 (IANS) Hindi is written from left to right but Urdu is written from right to left and it is this difference that makes all the difference to the human brain.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Amazon asks judge to block Microsoft from Pentagon project
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Amazon Web Services (AWS), the retail giant's Cloud arm, has asked a US judge to force a stay of work on Microsoft's $10 billion Cloud contract until the court can rule on Amazon's protest over the Pentagon awarding JEDI to Microsoft.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Technology
Putin's constitutional reform package fast-tracked
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) Russia's State Duma (Lower House of parliament) has approved in record time the first reading of constitutional amendments proposed by President Vladimir Putin, which would siphon powers from the presidency to the government.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Indian nurse doesn't have Wuhan coronavirus: Saudi
Riyadh, Jan 24 (IANS) The Saudi Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has confirmed two cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Abha city, ruling out media reports that an Indian nurse in the Kingdom was infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in China.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Twitter CEO refused to host fundraiser for Tulsi Gabbard
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey declined to host a fundraiser for US presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (Democrat-Hawaii) late last year when she approached him.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Divij Sharan exits Australian Open in 2nd round
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Friday got knocked out of the ongoing Australian Open after he lost his second-round men's doubles match with New Zealand partner Artem Sitak.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Hyderabad police foil Shaheen Bagh-like protest
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The attempt by a group of women to stage Shaheen Bagh-like protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was foiled by the Hyderabad Police in the early hours of Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Trump's conduct isn't America first, it's Trump first: Dems
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The Democratic lawmakers who are acting as "managers" - or prosecutors - in Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, have continued to present their argument to try and show that the US President has abused his office and that the only thing that has guided him in his relationship with Ukraine has been his own self-interest.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Subhankar Dey helps Awadhe Warriors to 1st win in PBL 2020
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) World No. 46 Subhankar Dey kept his calm under pressure to take the Awadhe Warriors to a 4-3 win against the North Eastern Warriors in their first tie at the ongoing Premier Badminton League.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
12 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) At least 12 trains were delayed due to fog in several parts of northern India on Friday, officials said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Novelty inspires me: Ayushmann Khurrana
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Known for portraying ordinary men - often flawed and insecure - with almost no one character being similar to the other, Ayushmann Khuranna says novelty of any kind inspires him.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Liverpool edge Wolves 2-1 for 14th straight PL win
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Liverpool got a goal with six minutes left in regulation to prevail 2-1 over Wolverhampton and extend their Premier League winning streak to 14 matches.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Coronavirus outbreak not yet global health emergency: WHO
Geneva, Jan 24 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it was "too early" to declare the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), while warning that the number of cases may increase as much about the virus remains unknown.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Atletico Madrid knocked out of Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 24 (IANS) Atletico Madrid suffered an early exit at the Copa del Rey with a 1-2 defeat in extra-time to third division side Cultural Leonesa.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
WH to release M-E peace plan next week: Pence
Jerusalem, Jan 24 (IANS) Visiting US Vice President Mike Pence announced that the White House will release its Middle East peace plan next week.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Anti-satellite missile system to be showcased in R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will showcase its achievement of how it empowered India in 2019 by carrying out country's first anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test -- Mission Shakti in Republic Day Parade. It will be a part of the mechanised contingent during the parade.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shootout at Meerut university, one critically injured
Meerut, Jan 24 (IANS) A 28-year-old student of a local college here was critically injured in a shootout on the road outside the main gate of Chaudhary Charan Singh University here on Thursday evening.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP medico goes missing, police suspect suicide
Kanpur, Jan 24 (IANS) A 24-year-old final year MBBS student of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial (GSVM) medical college went missing on Thursday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China confirms 830 cases of new coronavirus pneumonia
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Chinese health authorities on Friday said that 830 cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) were confirmed in 29 provincial-level regions in the country.
2020-01-24
Category: International, China,Politics
Farmers to get back land grabbed by Azam Khan
Rampur, Jan 24 (IANS) After taking possession of 104 bighas of land in the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, run by the Jauhar Trust, Rampur administration has decided to launch the process of releasing the 'occupied land' to the 'rightful owners'.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Maduro invites UN, EU for conciliation talks with oppn
Caracas, Jan 24 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro invited delegates from the European Union (EU), UN and the governments of Argentina, Mexico and Panama to accompany his government's conciliation talks with the opposition.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Rape accused gets two-day parole to take oath as MP
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Eight months after he was elected to the Lok Sabha, Bahujan Samajwadi Party MP Atul Rai will finally take oath as Member of Parliament.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UP born in 1950, celebrates 70 years of existence
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh turns 70 years old on Friday and will be celebrating its 'birthday' with much fanfare in a three-day programme.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Last rites of 5 Kerala tourists on Friday
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) The last rites of the mortal remains of the Nair family, who died early this week, breathing poisonous gas in a room in a resort in Nepal will be perfomed on Friday in their home town in Kozhikode.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imran rejects CPEC's criticism as 'nonsense'
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected the criticism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as "nonsense", insisting that the project "is really helping" the country, a media report said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak drops 3 spots on global Corruption Perceptions Index 2019
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan ranked 120 out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019 released by Transparency International on Thursday, slipping by three spots from the previous year's ranking despite increased anti-corruption efforts.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Vaping may not help with smoking cessation: Report
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The US government released on Thursday its first smoking cessation report in 30 years, showing that there is inadequate evidence to conclude that e-cigarettes help quit smoking.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Oil prices fall as demand concerns weigh
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) Oil prices extended losses on Thursday as traders continued to worry about an economic slowdown, which could result in weaker demand for energy.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Rahul Mishra showcases as Paris Haute Couture Week
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) With yet another feather in his cap, Rahul Mishra becomes the first Indian designer to be welcomed as 'Guest Member' on the Haute Couture Calendar. The designer presented his Couture Spring collection, Home, at the Maison de la Chimie, on January 23.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump to host Israel's Netanyahu at White House next week
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will discuss regional and security issues with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here next week, the White House said on Thursday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
'A ship of fools and a circus': Voters react to Trump impeachment trial
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) American voters reacting in real-time to the historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump are saying only something "dramatic" and "crazy" could tip the balance against Trump and that he is on course to win re-election by a "razor thin" margin this November.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Deepika is 1st Indian star in a Louis Vuitton global campaign
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has become the first ever actor from India to feature in the global campaign of luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Panga': Kangana and cast shine in feel-good flick (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
"Panga"; Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill, Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta, Yagna Bhasin; Direction: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2020-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jude Law loves starving himself
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actor Jude Law says he loves starving himself so that he can enjoy "excessive banquets" every now and again.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Christian Bale laughs if he knows co-stars too well
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Academy Award-winning Christian Bale has a habit of laughing in between the scenes if he knows his co-stars too well.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pierce Brosnan, wife step out for a musical
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan rarely makes a red carpet appearance without his wife Keely. This time, they were spotted together at the opening night of "The Last Ship" musical here.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Google honors Hollywood's first Chinese American movie star
LOs Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Google has honored the Los Angeles-born Chinese American actress, Anna May Wong, with a Google Doodle commemorating the 97th anniversary of her debut film, "The Toll Of the Sea."
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Of no regrets and living guilt-free
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) "For a working woman, the pressure is not just to balance home and work, but also ascertain a work-home-society balance. The book is under no circumstances self-help one. What it is supposed to do is kick you to get up," said writer and journalist Kaveree Bamzai, during the session 'No Regrets: The Guilt-Free Womans Guide to a Good Life, which is also the title of her anthology published by HarperCollins India. Sharing the stage with author Shobha De and actor and activist, Vani Tripathi Tikoo on the inaugural day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the journalist stressed that a 'good life allowed one to be herself. "As women, we dont need to be told what is right. It is one when women learn not to be silenced."
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
BJP to hold state-wide protest in MP on Friday
Bhopal, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold protests at the collectors offices all over Madhya Pradesh on Friday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Two minor brothers die in Guwahati fire
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) In a tragic incident, two minor boys died on the spot after a fire broke out in their house here on Thursday, the police said. The victims -- Ishan (7) and Iban (4) -- were brothers. They were playing on the first floor when fire ravaged the house.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rally in Tripura seeks settlement of displaced non-tribals
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Thousands of non-tribals on Thursday organised a rally demanding rehabilitation of hundreds of displaced people who were affected due to giving 34,000 Reang tribals shelter in northern Tripura after they fled from Mizoram 23 years ago due to ethnic unrest.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
FAO's geo-spatial monitoring to get boost with Japan's help
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation will scale up its geospatial monitoring toolkit thanks to a new cooperation accord with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, FAO said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
Cong candidate flays Kamal Nath's naming as star campaigner
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Naming of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath as one of the star campaigners for the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections by the Congress has divided the party with one of its candidate as well as Delhi Sikh leaders opposing the decision.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Many quit BJP minority cell in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Jan 23 (IANS) In a second wave of resignations, more than 80 members of the BJP minority cell in Madhya Pradesh quit on Thursday. In the first instance last week, nearly 50 members had quit the cell even as the party struggled to contain nationwide protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal minor loses two fingers in accidental blast
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) A minor boy in West Bengal's Birbhum district lost two fingers when a gelatine stick he was fiddling with exploded on Thursday, locals and police said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italian Minister calls for sustainable Italian fashion
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS/AKI) An Italian Minister on Thursday urged the country's fashion industry to be sustainable and to boost investment in "innovation, technology and quality", the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Three men transporting a tiger skin arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Three persons were arrested near the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass here on Thursday and a tiger skin seized from them, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Lather, Thapa in semis, Zareen out of Strandja Memorial
Sofia (Bulgaria), Jan 23 (IANS) Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Sonia Lather (57kg) on Thursday assured themselves of medals at the 71st Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament here.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Two JVM MLAs meet Sonia Gandhi, spark speculation
New Jan 23 (IANS) In a major setback to former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi and his party Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM), two of its MLAs met Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
HC seeks status report from ED in AirAsia probe
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file a status report on the money laundering probe into alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to AirAsia (India).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Protests against CAA, NRC organic: Nandita Das
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The protests against CAA and NRC were organic and erupting almost simultaneously across the country without any political backing or support, actor-director Nandita Das told IANS.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Kejriwal leads AAP poll charge with roadshows
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The election campaign of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gathered momentum with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal holding roadshows in five Assembly constituencies, here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
ISL: Chennaiyin close gap on top-four with dominating win
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC boosted their top-four hopes after an emphatic 4-1 win over Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Household income nosedived after mining ban: Report
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A new report on Thursday showed that household incomes depleted by more than half after the mining ban in states like Goa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Karnataka.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New chiefs of Army's Northern, Southern Commands named
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Kargil War hero, Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi has been named as chief of the Indian Army's Northern Army Command and Lt Gen C.P. Mohanty as the Southern Command chief, the Indian Army said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Soren defers Jharkhand cabinet expansion again
Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has again deferred expansion of the cabinet and requested Governor Draupadi Murmu to postpone the swearing-in ceremony, scheduled on Friday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
SC may hear plea against imposition of NSA on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a fresh plea challenging the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA), which allows police to detain persons without trial for a period of 12 months, in the capital and a few other states.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ICC U19 WC: Eng knocked out after dramatic 2-wicket loss to Aus
Kimberley (South Africa), Jan 23 (IANS) Just over six months after the senior team won the 2019 ICC World Cup, England's U19 side have been knocked out of the ongoing U19 World Cup in South Africa. England lost to Australia U19 by two wickets in a thriller of a Group B match on Thursday in Kimberley, South Africa.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian economy well-poised to take off: Piyush Goyal
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that the Indian economy is well-poised to take off and the government is committed to ensure economic growth.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Radico Khaitan's Q3 consolidated net profit up 13%
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Radico Khaitan on Thursday reported a 12.97 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December at Rs 59.74 crore.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RBI ups investment limit for FPIs in govt, corporate bonds
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday raised the investment limit for FPIs in government and corporate bonds to bring in more foreign funds into the market.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Biocon Q3 net down to Rs 203 crore, impacted by R&D, tax
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Leading biotechnology company Biocon on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 203 crore for the third quarter (October-December) of fiscal 2019-20, declining by 7 per cent compared to Rs 217 crore in the same quarter last year.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Raj Thackeray goes right ahead with 'Hindutva' agenda for MNS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Taking a sharp right turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Thursday set forth an aggressive pro-Hindutva agenda which would be anti-Pakistani and anti-Bangladeshi infiltrators but inclusive of all genuine Indian Muslims.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Security intensified in Guwahati ahead of R-Day
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Vigilance on vital installations and sensitive spots have been intensified in the Assam capital as part of stepped up security measures ahead of Republic day, the police said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ex-BJD MLA arrested in disproportionate assets case
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Anam Naik was on Thursday arrested on charges of amassing disproportionate assets to his known sources of income in Odisha.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
V-Day plans: Tinder, Netflix and Durex chat on Twitter
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) An interesting chat between Netflix, Tinder and Durex about Valentine's Day plans had people in splits on the internet.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sebi considering use of AI to curb market manipulation
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Market regulator Sebi is considering the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technology to curb market manipulation, its chairman Ajay Tyagi said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Habeas corpus can't be used for pre-mature release: SC
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said habeas corpus writ couldn't be used for securing the pre-mature release of a convict, undergoing imprisonment imposed by a court, under government orders.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Miraculous escape for 16, as houseboat catches fire in Alappuzha
Alappuzha (Kerala), Jan 23 (IANS) It was a miraculous escape for 16 people, including a six-month-old child, when they jumped out of a burning houseboat near here on Thursday, official sources said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian history needs rewriting to accommodate armed struggle: Sanyal
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India's history needs to be revisited and rewritten to help the future generations appreciate the true history of India and armed struggle has to be given due importance in the national freedom movement, Principal Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance Sanjeev Sanyal said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Goa court refuses bail to Minister's kin in suicide case
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The North Goa District and Sessions Court in Panaji on Thursday refused anticipatory bail to Wilson, a brother of Goa Panchayats Minister Mauvin Godinho, in connection with a suicide case.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Empty ammo shells rain on Goa village, police to meet officials
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) A day after several dozen spent high-calibre shell casings rained on the popular beach village of Carmona in South Goa district, police on Thursday approached district and Indian Navy officials for a meeting on the issue.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
AIMIM denied permission for anti-CAA protest at Charminar
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The Hyderabad police on Thursday rejected permission for a poetry and protest meeting against the CAA, NPR and NRC at the historic Charminar on the night of January 25 after BJP lodged its protest with the Police Commissioner.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Jaypee Infra resolution faces yet another legal hurdle
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) As the over 20,000 distressed home buyers of Jaypee Infratech (JIL) saw a light at the end of the tunnel after the NBCC's bid to take over JIL was approved by the Committee of Creditors (CoC), the long-stretched battle has yet again hit a legal hurdle since Jaypee Associates, the promoter group of JIL, has sought back the Rs 750 crore it had submitted in the Supreme Court.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi to be next Northern Army Command chief
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi has been named as chief of the Indian Army's Northern Army Command and Lt Gen C.P. Mohanty as the Southern Command chief, the Indian Army said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Honey-trapped kingpin of ticketing scam used Chennai firm for money laundering
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Sleuths of Railway Protection Force (RPF) have zeroed in on a Chennai based 'I-Ticketing' company for massive money laundering in the multi-crore ticketing scandal which has links to an international terror funding syndicate. The racket was busted with the help of a Bengaluru-based girl who "honey-trapped" the mastermind of the pan-Indian racket, Ghulam Mustafa, top sources in the RPF told IANS.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Germany bans neo-Nazi group Combat 18
Berlin, Jan 23 (IANS) Germany has banned the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 and launched raids across the country in an attempt to crack down on the organisation, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Germany,Politics
50 taken ill after consuming meal at Odisha village feast
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) At least 50 residents of a village in Odisha's Kendrapara district were hospitalised after consuming the food served at a community feast on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
First Test: Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets
Harare, Jan 23 (IANS) Pacers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Kumara backed up Angelo Mathews' Day 4 double ton to ensure a 10-wicket win for Sri Lanka in their first Test against Zimbabwe on Thursday in Harare. Lakmal picked up four wickets and Kumara took three as Zimbabwe were all out for 170 in their second innings. This left Sri Lanka with 14 runs to win in 13 overs and the openers got to the mark in just three.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Fourth season of IWL kicks off in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) The fourth edition of the Indian Womens League (IWL) gets underway at the Bangalore Football Stadium from Friday. The 21-day long tournament will culminate with the finals being played on February 14.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
3-year jail for Gurugram nightclub owner for serving nicotine
Gurugram, Jan 23 (IANS) A nightclub owner accused of served 'hookahs' containing nicotine was on Thursday awarded three years' rigorous imprisonment by a civil court of Gurugram.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heartening to see people's belief in Constitution: Mukherjee
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Referring to the agitation against the new citizenship law, former President Pranab Mukherjee, here on Thursday, said it was heartening to see people raising their voices and asserting their belief in the Constitution.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian to be prosecuted here for murder in UAE
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) In a first, an Indian national will be prosecuted here by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for killing a man in Abu Dhabi in 2008.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Ayushman Bharat to JNU via Rahul Baba: Shah hits campaign trail
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) He started with Ayushman Baharat and ended with JNU, mentioning 'Rahul Baba' and Kashmir in between.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Freak gunshot kills CRPF commando near Ambani home
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force commando, reportedly deployed in the security detail of RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani, was killed after his service automatic rifle went off accidentally late on Wednesday, official sources said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Differences on JLF out in open as Tourism Minister skips event
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The differences among the ruling Congress government in Rajasthan came out in the open on Thursday as Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh boycotted the inaugural ceremony of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) even as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated the festival in the morning.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Centre to SC: Saying separatists are not bad elements is wrong
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday it was wrong to say that separatists are not bad elements, while defending the decision to revoke the provisions of Article 370 which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shahdara remains mired in problems
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Shahdara, known for its mouth-watering street food, boasts large markets of clothes, especially wedding dresses, ornaments and also the availability of groceries at reasonable prices.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Insolvency against Raheja Developers halted, Board to manage
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) In a major relief for the promoters of realty group Raheja Developers, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has halted the insolvency proceedings against the company and has also ordered the transfer of the company's management to its Board of Directors.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aaditya Thackeray shares throwback pic of grandpa
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray shared a throwback picture of his grandfather and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his birth anniversary on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Release political detainees on R-Day: Ex-J&K minister Mir
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) Senior Jammu and Kashmir leader Ghulam Hassan Mir who was a part of the group led by Altaf Bukhari that met Lt. Governor G.C. Murmu earlier this month for presenting a set of measures to restore political activity in J&K, said much progress has been made since the meeting took place.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Researchers develop tool to tackle diet epidemic in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) As a disproportionately high number of premature deaths in India are caused by preventable diet-related disease, researchers from several institutes including those from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi are collaborating to develop a measurement tool to capture dietary data at a national level.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NCC trainer aircraft makes emergency landing on UP highway
Ghaziabad, Jan 23 (IANS) A National Cadet Core (NCC) training aircraft on Thursday made an emergency landing on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway near here after some technical snag.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Periyar's social reform enabled Rajini's daughter's 2nd marriage: TN Minister
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Co-operation, Sellur K. Raju, said on Friday that the social reforms triggered by Dravida Kazhagam (DK) founder E.V. Ramaswamy, popularly known as Periyar, enabled the remarriage of Rajinikanth's daughter.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Yogi not to have any say in selecting new UP Police chief
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will not be directly involved in the selection of the state's new Director General of Police (DGP), as a five member panel with Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member as its chairman has been assigned the job.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
VHP says communal elements attacked Jharkhand pro-CAA rally
New Delhi/Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) After stones were hurled at a pro-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) rally led by some Hindutva outfits in the Lohardagga district of Jharkhand on Thursday, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) gave the attack a communal colour, alleging it was perpetrated from a nearby mosque.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'PK Banerjee to be released from hospital on Friday'
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee will be released from hospital on Friday where he was admitted after he fell ill a few days back with electrolyte imbalance.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India offers to host boxing Olympic qualifiers
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association on Thursday requested Morinari Watanabe, the chairman of the International Olympic Committees Task Force for Boxing, to consider the Boxing Federation of India's (BFI) offer to host the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualification event in India. The event was to be held from February 3 to 15 in Wuhan, China.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Study economics before lecturing: US Treasury Secy to Greta
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Days after US President Donald Trump slammed "prophets of doom" on climate change, his Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin advised teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg to study economics before lecturing the world, reports said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
DLF plans to develop 20 mn sq ft of office space
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Realty major DLF is planning to develop office space of about 20 million square feet in Gurugram and Chennai over the next 6-7 years, a top official said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Ranji Trophy: Tiwary set to lead Bengal against Delhi
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Manoj Tiwary is all set to be named captain of the Bengal team in the absence of Abhimanyu Easwaran for their Ranji Trophy game against Delhi at the Eden Gardens from Monday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Elon Musk is a genius, says Donald Trump
Davos, Jan 23 (IANS) Tech billionaire Elon Musk has earned praise from US President Donald Trump who has called the SpaceX and Tesla CEO one of the world's "great geniuses".
2020-01-23
Category: International, Switzerland,International
'Jamtara' writer: Research-based fiction tough to crack
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The web series "Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega" has intrigued many with its unusual theme of phishing ever since its release on Netflix earlier this month.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Raj Thackeray sets new-look MNS 'Hindutva' agenda
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Taking a sharp right turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Thursday set forth an aggressive pro-Hindutva agenda which would be anti-Pakistani and anti-Bangladeshi infiltrators but inclusive of all genuine Indian Muslims.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
10-day police custody for Mangluru airport bomb suspect
Mangluru, Jan 23 (IANS) A local court in the port city sent Mangluru airport bomb suspect Aditya Rao to 10-day police custody for questioning him in the case, a police officer said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Airtel's chief regulatory officer resigns
New Delhi, Jan 23 ( IANS) Telecom major Airtel's Chief Regulatory Officer Ravi Gandhi has quit his post in the company, it was learnt on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Patel, Savarkar not accorded due recognition: V-P
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu here on Thursday said Indian history textbooks should highlight the life stories of freedom fighters, like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SC to consider Swamy's plea on Ram Sethu after 3 months
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to file response on the plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to declare Ram Sethu as ancient national monument.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Judge's transfer won't hinder hanging Nirbhaya convicts: SN Dhingra
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Retired Delhi High Court Justice Shiv Narayan Dhingra on Thursday said the transfer of the judge who issued the 'death warrant' for the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case won't be a hindrance to the execution of the criminals.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa BJP seeks Rs 1,300 cr from Finance Commission
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Goa on Thursday made a pitch for financial assistance to the tune of Rs 1,300 crore from the 15th Finance Commission, primarily to boost the state's sagging tourism and mining sectors which have seen a downturn over the last few years.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mimi gives her identity as public rep in ad, draws flak
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP and actress Mimi Chakraborty has triggered a controversy by giving her identity in a commercial advertisement for a private company as a "public representative".
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Twitter roasts Abdul Razzaq for his comments on Kohli
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is grabbing headlines after making questionable remarks on India skipper Virat Kohli.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Andhra CM hints at abolishing Legislative Council
Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) A day after the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council referred to a select committee two Bills for creating three state capitals, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday dropped clear hints that the Upper House of the state legislature could be abolished.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Shama Sikander: Republic Day is a day to celebrate our nation
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander is looking forward to celebrating Republic Day on January 26. She says our biggest strength is our unity in diversity and that has to be preserved at any cost.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
China to launch Mars probe in July
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China announced that it will launch its first Mars mission probe in July this year, China Youth Daily reported on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
'Bigg Boss 13': Rashami's fans label Mahhi a 'fake friend'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actresses Rashami Desai and Mahira Sharma recently engaged in a war of words inside the "Bigg Boss" house. Things are equally heated up outside the house as Rashami's fans have come out in her support on Twitter by attacking actress Mahhi Vij for being her "fake friend".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jammu & Kashmir to get NDRF battalion
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) The newly-created Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir will get its own National Disaster Response Force battalion to help in rescue and relief operations during natural calamities.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
IPS Assn. slams AR for 'maligning image of IPS officer'
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Blame game continues on last Sunday's incident of alleged physical assault and molestation of a woman IPS officer at a check post near Moreh town in Manipur's Tengnoupal district with the IPS officers' Association now accusing the Assam Rifles of "maligning" her image.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Woman with dual cancer treated at Delhi hospital
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Sharad Mathur, a 75-year-old woman who was diagnosed with carcinoma cancer in her left breast and lung, has been successfully treated at a hospital here.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 referred to JPC
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which was introduced in Lok Sabha in the winter session last year, has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) of both the Houses.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Para SF to show stealth, speed during R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A contingent of the Para Special Forces, the special operations unit of the Indian Army, will be marching down Rajpath this Republic Day. The contingent commander is Major Nikhil.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mobile handsets & components under Make in India to get special push in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) In late December, at one of the extensive closed door meetings that the PM has had with various industry vertical heads, a high-profile team representing India's digital economy outlined with way forward. At the meeting where the PM was most candid asking for real time suggestions to boost growth, he was informed that electronics manufacturing, especially handsets and components, had a good chance of becoming India's largest exports within the next five years. Industry asked him to follow a path of least resistance.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Australian Open: Nadal, Zverev through to third round
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Spanish world no.1 Rafael Nadal on Thursday eased into the third round of the Australian Open to set up a match against compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta. Nadal beat Argentina's Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-6, 6-1 in a match that lasted two hours and thirty minutes at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Trend Micro uses factory honeypot to trap hackers
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Global Cloud security company Trend Micro on Thursday announced results of a six-month honeypot investigation which revealed that unsecured industrial environments are primarily victims of common cyber threats.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Anil Kapoor debuts on TikTok
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor has joined the "fun outlet for creativity" -- TikTok.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BBK Group unveils 5G-ready iQOO smartphone brand in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Chinese behemoth BBK Group on Thursday announced the entry of another brand called iQOO in the competitive Indian market that will be the first, 5G-ready premium device in the country and would take on Xiaomi's new sub-brand POCO.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nadal accidentally hits ball girl, plants kiss to apologise
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Rafael Nadal eased past Argentine Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-6, 6-1 to progress into the third round of the Australian Open, but it was his gesture after he accidentally struck a ball girl during his second round match that won hearts here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme Court (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said the finality of death sentence is extremely important and a convict should not be under the impression, as recent events indicate, that it remains open-ended, which leads to its questioning.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tsunami hero, DMMC get Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) IPS officer Kumar Munnan Singh, who earned accolades for his rescue work during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, and the Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) in Uttarakhand have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar-2020, the Home Ministry said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Secret behind Tanuj Virwani's 'Code M' look
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Tanuj Virwani decided to ditch the clean-shaven look and go for a beard for the web series "Code M" due to other professional commitments.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zebronics unveils new soundbar with Dolby Digital Plus in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Audio accessory maker Zebronics on Thursday launched a premium soundbar series, including the 'ZEB-Juke Bar 9000 Pro Dolby' soundbar that comes with a theatre like sound experience, elevating the home entertainment experience for its users.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
15-day NIA remand for Davinder Singh
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Suspended Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh who was caught while allegedly transporting two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists was sent to 15-day National Investigation Agency (NIA) remand on Thursday, sources said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CBI books Delhi's Radhika Food in Rs 819 crore fraud
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against Delhi-based Radhika Food Ltd and its directors Siddharth Chaudhary and Anju Chaudhary on charges of cheating a consortium of banks led by State Bank of India (SBI) of Rs 819.48 crore, officials said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
These 14 Indian start-ups catering to persons with disabilities
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) All-terrain slip-proof crutches, electric wheelchair designed for Indian terrain, gaming tool for screening autism and a $1 speaking device were the innovations from 14 start-ups who were declared winners of 'BIRAC-Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies- Supported by Mphasis', it was announced on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Rally in Tripura seeking settlement of displaced non-tribals
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Thousands of non-tribals on Thursday organised a rally demanding rehabilitation of hundreds of displaced people who were affected due to 34,000 Reang tribals' shelter in northern Tripura after the they fled from Mizoram 23 years ago due to ethnic unrest.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Louis Vuitton and NBA announce global partnership
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Louis Vuitton and the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Thursday announced a multi-year partnership that makes the French fashion house the first official Trophy Travel Case provider of the NBA.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Bharat beyond geographical boundaries: Ashwin Sanghi
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Author Ashwin Sanghi, known for his best-selling works like "The Rozabal Line", "Chanakya's Chant" and "The Krishna Key", stressed on Thursday that he would like to produce a book every two years under the Bharat series, saying that for him the essence of 'Bharat' was not about physical boundaries, but how ideas moved.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
'43 affidavits in support of AICF Secy filed in Madras HC'
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Clarity on the election date from the Madras High Court may be there on Friday as the majority of the electoral college has given an affidavit in my support, said a senior official of the All India Chess Federation (AICF).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Minorities vote for parties which can defeat BJP: Pawar
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) In a potentially controversial statement, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Thursday said that the "minorities" decide whom to defeat or elect in the elections.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Gujarat Police get 'special eyes' worth Rs 329 cr (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The police force of the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will now keep a close watch on criminals with "automatic eyes" worth Rs 329 crore. In the form of closed circuit cameras (CCTVs), these "eye traps" have been installed across the state.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi, BJP pretended to fight for Muslim women's rights: AAP
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday said more than Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders have 'supported' Muslim women and fought for their rights on triple talaq issue.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
HC notice to Punjab on case against Raveena, Farah
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court here on Thursday issued a notice to Punjab on registration of a case against Raveena Tandon and Farah Khan for hurting religious sentiments.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mukul Roy grilled by Bengal police in triple murder case
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) BJP leader Mukul Roy was quizzed by the West Bengal Police on Thursday in connection with the killing of three brothers in the state's Birbhum district in which an MLA is the prime accused.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Amruta Khanvilkar rocks in all denim look
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Amruta Khanvilkar made a fashion statement by opting for a deep neck denim jumpsuit for her recent outing.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
John's Peshawari chappals in 'Mumbai Saga' sourced from Dubai
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) John Abraham's latest gangsta look from the upcoming film "Mumbai Saga" has gone viral on the Internet. Wearing a black outfit and leaning against a powerbike, the 47-year-old is looking killer in new avatar.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Pain & Glory' gets India release date
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Penelope Cruzs Spanish drama "Pain & Glory" will release in India on January 31.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samsung sets up new centre combining in-house tech units
Seoul, Jan 23 (IANS) Samsung Electronics created an in-house technology platform unit and named a new chief for its home appliance business in the company's latest reshuffle, corporate sources said here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Sachet Tandon sings new-age romantic track 'Humraah' for 'Malang'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Sachet Tandon has lent his voice to a "beautiful new-age romantic track" titled "Humraah" for Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani-starrer "Malang".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: Mohun Bagan extend lead at top of table with easy win
Imphal, Jan 23 (IANS) Mohun Bagan registered an emphatic 3-0 victory away from home against Neroca FC at the Khuman Lampak Stadium on Thursday to extend their lead at the top of the table to six points in an I-League encounter.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
ISL: Mumbai City eye return to top-four in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Mumbai City FC have blown hot and cold in the Indian Super League and going into the business end, they will now look for some solidity.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Sensex jumps up 270 points as oil prices dip
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The Sensex closed 271 points higher on Thursday after three consecutive days of decline, primarily owing to the fall in oil prices.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Unemployment at 45-year high, says Youth Congress
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) here on Thursday launched a nationwide campaign to highlight rising unemployment, give a voice to young Indians, and also sought a national register of unemployed (NRU).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'India heading for second Partition': BJP leader warns Modi (IANS EXCLUSIVE)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) On the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chndra Bose, his grandson and BJP's Bengal unit Vice President Chandra Kumar Bose dropped a bombshell. Without naming the Citizenship Amendment Act, Bose said that the nation is moving towards a "second Partition".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Minorities vote for parties which can defeat BJP: Pawar
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) In a potentially controversial statement, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Thursday said that the "minorities" decide whom to defeat or elect in the elections.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Shared mobility start-up Bounce bags $105 mn funding
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Shared mobility start-up Bounce on Thursday received $105 million (Rs 749 crore) series D venture capital funds infusion led by Accel and the B Capital Group.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Has he joined BCCI, AAP asks about Kapil Mishra
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Taking a dig at BJP leader Kapil Mishra for his tweet about a contest between India and Pakistan on February 8, Aam Aadmi Party's Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Thursday asked if the BJP's Model Town candidate had joined the BCCI.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Zebronics launches new soundbar with Dolby Digital Plus in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Audio accessory maker Zebronics on Thursday launched a premium soundbar series, including the 'ZEB-Juke Bar 9000 Pro Dolby' soundbar that comes with a theatre like sound experience, elevating the home entertainment experience for its users.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Series with 1-minute episodes coming soon on Insta
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) A new web series titled "Firsts" will introduce the concept of one-minute episodes when it launches on Instagram this weekend.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
How stress makes your hair go gray
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Those annoying gray hairs that tend to crop up with age really are signs of stress, according to a new study.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Newly-elected Chhattisgarh Cong mayors to meet Sonia, Rahul
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Newly-elected mayors from Chhattisgarh are coming to meet Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi here on Friday in the presence of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and State President Mohan Markam.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BFI should take care of boxers: Vijender
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Vijender Singh said that the Boxing Federation of India needs to back its boxers well to ensure that they perform to the best of their abilities at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Panghal's demand for a personal coach and physio was recently turned down by the BFI.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
David Dhawan urges B'wood actors to support film, TV workers
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker David Dhawan has urged Bollywood actors to come out and support film and television workers who work in different associations. He also lauded the effort of The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), which is planning to provide accommodation, health and insurance facilities to film and television workers.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
East Bengal appoint Rivera as head coach till end of season
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) City soccer giants East Bengal on Thursday appointed Mario Rivera as their head coach till the end of the ongoing I-League season.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Motorola's foldable Razr to launch on Feb 6: Report
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Motorola's much-awaited vertically foldable smartphone "Moto Razr" is all set to release on February 6 for $1,499, with preorders starting on January 26 in the US.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Honoured to meet PM at 'Pariksha pe Charcha': Bengaluru girl
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) It was not only a dream come true for city girl Hridya S. Nair to anchor Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Pariksha pe Charcha' programme in New Delhi on January 20 but also a great honour to meet and talk to him.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National
ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingyas from genocide
Bangkok, Jan 23 (IANS) The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take provisional measures to protect its Rohingya ethnic minority from acts of genocide.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Twitter erupts after horrifying images of emaciated lions
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Twitter users all around the globe vented their anger at Sudanese authorities after horrifying online images of emaciated lions in a wildlife park in Sudan.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nora Fatehi's 'Street Dancer 3D' hairdo costs Rs 2.5 lakh
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi has set the mercury soaring with her moves in the "Garmi" song of "Street Dancer 3D". What's hair-raising is the fact that her hairdo in the film cost Rs 2.5 lakh!
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jagan in a dilemma over three capitals move
Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) With the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council Chairman referring the bills relating to the development of three state capitals to a select committee, the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government is finding itself in a dilemma over the issue.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Captain Marvel' sequel in the works
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) "Captain Marvel" is set to be back on the big screen with a new adventure, what with Disney officially launching a sequel of Marvel's 2019 blockbuster.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Akshay Kumar, Nupur Sanon to return in sequel of 'Filhall' music video
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon's sister Nupur have already sizzled as a superhit pair in the music video of B Praak's song "Filhall", which has crossed 500 million views on YouTube.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Series with 1-minute eposodes coming soon on Insta
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) A new web series titled "Firsts" will introduce the concept of one-minute episodes when it launches on Instagram this weekend.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Kerala seeks Centre's help on nurses in Saudi hit by coronavirus
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday wrote to Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to ask him to see that all steps are taken by the Saudi Arabian authorities after reports emerged that nurses from the south Indian state in a hospital there are affected by the coronavirus.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IHG plans mid-scale hotels in small cities to counter slowdown
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) India is focusing on increasing the presence of its mid-level brands - Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express - to more cities to counter the overall slowdown being faced by the hospitality segment.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
JCC to visit CAA protest sites to drum up support for march
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) announcing a Jamia-to-Rajghat march on January 30, the protest against the amended Citizenship Act is set to spill over the roads again, almost after a month and half.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bhagwat in Gorakhpur for RSS meetings
Gorakhpur, Jan 23 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday reached Gorakhpur on a four-day visit. He will hold meetings with RSS workers from eastern Uttar Pradesh mainly, Goraksh, Kashi, Kanpur and Avadh Prants.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Fiscal deficit may be at 3.5% in FY21: Report
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Union Budget 2020 could focus on spending toward railways, defence and toward reviving sentiment in the real estate sector but the exercise would be to keep the outlays lean so that fiscal deficit does not slip beyond 3.5 per cent of GDP, a report by broking house Emkay Financials said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SHARP Corp expects major push in Indian market with PCI tech
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Japanese technology and appliances major SHARP Corporation expects a major push in India from the Plasmacluster Ion (PCI)technology featuring in its appliances, which enables them to identify and remove toxic air pollutants.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bigg Boss 13: Shehnaz Gill hits Sidharth Shukla
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestants Shehnaz Gill and Sidharth Shuklas relationship has hit a rough patch, and seems to be getting ugliery day by day. Now, the singer will be seen getting aggressively violent with the actor.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Central Ministers visit J&K areas for public outreach
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) A group of Union Ministers on Thursday separately visited different areas of Jammu and Kashmir on the sixth day of the Centre's public outreach programme.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Jassie Gill, B Praak to be part of Punjabi music fest in Pune
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Pune is all set to witness a high dose of Punjabi music, with popular Punjabi singers like B Praak, Jassie Gill, Jazzy B and Parmish Varma scheduled to perform at a live concert named "Crossblade" in the city.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shaheen Baghs spring up in UP districts (IANS Special)
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) It began with the Clock Tower in Lucknow and has now found an echo in Prayagraj, Varanasi, Etawah and Rampur.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme Court
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said the finality of death sentence is extremely important and a convict should not be under the impression, as recent events indicate, that it remains open-ended, which leads to its questioning.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon' is trite but engaging (IANS Review; Rating: ***)
"Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon"; Voice Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Amalia Vitale; Direction: Richard Phelan & Will Becher; Rating: *** (three stars)
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dhoni, J'khand CM inaugurate new facilities at JSCA
Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and former India captain M.S. Dhoni have inaugurated new facilities at the Jharkhand Cricket Association Stadium (JSCA).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup 2021 qualification process confirmed
Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed the qualification process for the additional ICC Mens T20 World Cup that will take place in 2021 in India.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Seattle residents allowed to vote via smartphones
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Smartphones have made voting easier, as King County in the US state of Washington, where Seattle is located, implements mobile voting in their board of supervisors election.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Trolled over diploma from China, BJP's Bagga says it's from Taiwan
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Hari Nagar Assembly candidate Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, here on Thursday, refuted the allegations that he did diploma in the National Development Course from the National Defence University (NDU) in China, and said he did one-month course from Taiwan along with the representative from 18 countries.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
The importance of being Chandra Kumar Bose in Bengal (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) From the pleasant winter of Kolkata in 2020 to the unbearable scorching summer of 2021 will decide who will rule Bengal next year -- 'Didi' or 'Dada' (as Modi is often referred to in order to counter Mamata Banerjee's Didi phenomenon).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Don't take influenza symptoms lightly, advises doctor
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With a high number of suspected cases of Influenza Types A and B being reported in Delhi, a doctor at the prestigious AIIMS on Thursday advised people not to take the symptoms of the disease lightly.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Panicked China locks down Wuhan to control epidemic
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Following the panic triggered by the outbreak of a new coronavirus, China has locked down its Wuhan city with a population of around 11 million people.
2020-01-23
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Politics
Anshuman Jha wins Jury Award as Best Actor at Rajasthan film fest
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha has won Jury Award Best Actor honour at he Rajasthan International Film Festival 2020 for his performance in the film "Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 girls from Chhattigarh selected for National Bravery Awards
Raipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Two girls from Chhattigarh are among the 22 children selected for the National Bravery Awards to be presented by President Ram Kovind in New Delhi on Republic Day.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National
Indian TT teams a win away from securing Olympic berths (Roundup)
Gondomar (Portugal), Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away each from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded respective victories against Luxembourg and Sweden in the World Team Qualification Tournament on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Channing Tatum set to star in 'Bob The Musical'
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum will soon be seen in Walt Disney Studios' long-gestating musical comedy "Bob The Musical".
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Panghal, Thapa contenders for medals in Tokyo: Vijender
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Vijender Singh feels Amit Panghal and Shiva Thapa are strong contenders for medals at the Tokyo Olympics, but at the same time urged the Sports Ministry and the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) to help them achieve their potential.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Facelift for SCB Medical College, Cuttack from March: CM
Cuttack, Jan 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the development work of SCB Medical College will start in March this year.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Man murders children, wife; tries to commit suicide
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) A father of two after allegedly murdering his children and his wife tried to commit suicide by jumping before a running train here on Thursday, the police said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saif Ali Khan's 'concept of India' remark triggers off meme fest
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Saif Ali Khan's comment, about there being no concept of Indian before the British came in, has become the subject of a meme fest on social media.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Take a reading pledge at JLF 2020
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) As the pink city welcomed the 13th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) on Thursday, leading publisher Penguin Random House India has set out to encourage more people to cultivate a reading habit.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
At Lit Fest, actress Nandita Das opposes CAA, NRC
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The controversial CAA and NRC issues reverbated at the Jaipur Literature Festival here as Bollywood actress and director Nandita Das on Thursday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens and urged the people to raise their voice against these issues.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Subhas Chandra Bose temple inaugurated in Varanasi
Varanasi, Jan 23 (IANS) Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Thursday inaugurated a temple dedicated to Subhas Chandra Bose in Varanasi.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
No transfer of Punjab water to non-basin areas: All-party meeting
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Expressing concern over the state's critical water situation, an all-party meeting, chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Thursday, demanded reassessment of the state's water availability.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Uttrakhand HC issues notice to ex-CMs over rent dues
Dehradun, Jan 23 (IANS) The Nainital High Court has sent notices to former chief ministers asking them to submit rent of their government houses as well as the other allowances. The court has given them time till February 11 to submit their response in the matter.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
644 militants surrender in Assam
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) As many as 644 militants, belonging to eight banned outfits of Assam, laid down their arms in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Swamy warns against Air India sale, wants House panel to vet his note
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The government's plan to sell national carrier Air India may face political and legal headwinds with senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy raising the red flag against the decision.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Ratan Tata shares his 'Throwback photo'; Internet loves it
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata on Thursday took to his official Instagram handle and posted a 'Throwback picture' from his Los Angeles days.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
IIT-M, researchers develop cathode materials for ion batteries
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), have developed a new class of 'high entropy materials' for use as cathodes in long-lasting and better performing lithium ion batteries, the Institute said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
India's corruption level in 2019 same as previous year
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India's level of corruption remained the same in 2019 against the previous year, as per the latest survey conducted by Transparency International, an independent organization that determines corruption perception index globally.
2020-01-23
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Rob Cassell appointed Rajasthan Royals fast bowling coach
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals have appointed former Australian fast bowler Rob Cassell as their new fast bowling coach for the upcoming 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Steffan Jones, who worked with the Royals in the fast bowling coaching capacity for the 2019 IPL edition, will continue to work with the franchise, but now as a development coach during the off-season.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
World Archery lifts suspension of India
Lausanne, Jan 23 (IANS) World Archery on Thursday conditionally lifted the suspension of the Archery Association of India (AAI) following elections that were held in New Delhi last week.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Rakhshanda Jalil conferred translator award at JLF
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Writer, translator and literary historian, Rakhshanda Jalil bagged the 5th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award on the opening day of Jaipur Bookmark, Durbar Hall, Diggi Palace, Jaipur. The award was presented by the publishing house Vani Prakashan Group and performing arts & entertainment company Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kangana stands by her criticism of Deepika, Saif
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut recently raised a social media storm with her recent criticism of Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan. She insists she hasnt said anything out of line.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian TT teams a win away from securing Olympic berths
Gondomar (Portugal), Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away each from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded respective victories against Luxembourg and Sweden in the Team Qualifiers on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
13th Jaipur Literature Festival inaugurated
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Bringing literature lovers face to face with some of the best-known names in writing in 15 Indian and 35 international languages and public speaking, the 13th annual edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
USITC to review parts of initial order on M&M Roxor
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) on Thursday said that the US International Trade Commission (USITC) will review part of the initial determination on the complaint filed by Fiat Chrysler Automobile ANV, including that on the infringement of the trade dress of Jeep.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 drug peddlers arrested in central Kashmir
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Two drug peddlers were arrested with banned psychotropic substances from Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSP may dent prospects of AAP, BJP in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With an eye on Dalit votes, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has put up 70 candidates in Delhi which has a 25 lakh Dalit population and 12 reserved seats. The dozen seats, where the Dalits have a sizable population, can make or mar the prospects of other parties.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Haryana to fill 2,592 posts of Assistant Professor
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal on Thursday said 2,592 posts of Assistant Professor will be filled in government colleges across the state. After filling the posts, there will be no shortage of academic staff in the colleges, he said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Sonia, Priyanka visit Amethi, meet families of accident victims
Amethi, Jan 23 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Thursday, reached Amethi to meet the families of six persons of a family who died in a road mishap.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Raj Cong worker names his son Congress Jain to thwart BJP
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) A Rajasthan Congress worker, Vinod Jain, who works as a media officer at the Udaipur party office, named his son, born in July, as Congress Jain.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Netaji opposed 'divisive politics' of Hindu Mahasabha: Mamata
Darjeeling, Jan 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday regretted that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary was yet to be declared as a national holiday, as she criticised the BJP-led NDA government for not being "serious" in solving the mystery behind his disappearance.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Common man suffered most in Mangluru stir: Panel
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) A fact-finding commission investigating police firings in Mangalore in the recent anti-CAA unrest found that greater harm was caused to civilians and innocent people not connected to the protests.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Amit Aggarwal is LFW's Grand Finale designer
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Amit Aggarwal is known for his powerful collections which are futuristic and a confluence of structure and fluidity. For the first time, the designer is all set to close the curtains on one of the leading fashion events in the country. The Summer/Resort 2020 edition promises to be its biggest yet.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
India's culture, religion is a continual: Swapan Dasgupta
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) One cannot have an India that is completely sanitised of its culture, which itself is linked to religion, as India has a certain existence predating the Republic and the Indian state, and Bharat Mata is part of that continual, says Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta, considered a key member of the think-tank in the Centre's ruling right wing BJP.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
How dare she: Hindu Mahasabha hits back at Mamata
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) After Mamata Banerjee alleged Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose critiqued the Hindu Mahasabha on May 12, 1940, the outfit hit back at the West Bengal Chief Minister, calling her "intellectually bankrupt" and "stooping to this level to fight Modi government".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kabir Khan: Netaji Subhash Bose could never remain 'gumnam'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) On Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's 123rd birth anniversary on Thursday, filmmaker Kabir Khan opened up on the hero who, he feels, has been 'forgotten' despite playing a major role in India's struggle for Independence.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian TT teams a win away from securing Olympic berths
Gondomar (Portugal), Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded victories against Luxembourg and Sweden respectively in the Team Qualifier on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Pak conducts training launch of ballistic missile Ghaznavi
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kohli fantastic but lucky as well: Razzaq
Lahore, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has termed Virat Kohli as a "fantastic player" without a doubt, but believes the Indian skipper is "lucky" as he gets full support from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
2020-01-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pak lawyers' body asks its Ahmadiyya members to renounce their faith
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Islamabad's largest lawyers' body has made it mandatory for all its members to declare their faith in the finality of the last Prophet of Islam, with an aim to target the lawyers of the particular minority sect in Pakistan.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Tweeple pay homage to Netaji on his 123rd birth anniversary
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Twitterati paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary today. It was on this day in 1897, Netaji was born in Cuttack, Odisha.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Taking on Xiaomi's POCO, BBK Group launches iQOO brand in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Beginning a fresh innings in the competitive Indian smartphone market, another brand from Chinese behemoth BBK Group called iQOO on Thursday announced its entry in the country with launching its first-ever, 5G-ready premium device next month that would take on Xiaomi's new sub-brand POCO.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Empty ammo shells rain on Goa beach village
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) A day after several dozen spent high-calibre shell casings rained on the homes and streets of the popular beach village of Carmona in South Goa district, local police officials approached the district administration and Indian Navy officials for a meeting on the issue on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Shortage of limestone affects work at Adani's Vizhinjam port
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) The shortage of limestone, the most important raw material for the construction of Kerala's dream port project -- Vizhinjam -- has affected the work at the port site, causing a delay in the project completion, which should have seen the berthing of a ship in 2018.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Bhumi Pednekar starts shoot for 'Durgavati'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar on Thursday started shooting for her upcoming film "Durgavati".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Journalist asks to guess US Senator's favourite Indian dish
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Tweeting the description of US Senator Elizabeth Warren's favourite Indian dish, a journalist asked tweeple to guess it and what followed was a sea of reactions.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imran Khan should've been Pak cricket coach, not PM: 'Gul Makai' director
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) HE Amjad Khan, who has directed the Malala Yousafzai biopic "Gul Makai", feels Pakistani Prime Minister is a good cricketer but poor politician. Amjad Khan's comment came in the wake of Imran Khan snide about Indian Cinema and Culture.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
MG Motors' launches electric internet SUV 'ZS EV' in India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Morris Garages (MG) Motor India on Thursday launched an electric internet SUV, 'ZS EV' at a starting price of Rs 20.88 lakh.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe passes by sample site Nightingale
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to bring an asteroid sample to Earth has successfully executed a 620-metre flyover of the site designated "Nightingale".
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Squash prodigy Ahana is top of ESF ranking chart
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Rising squash star Anahat Singh has become Europe, Asia and India's No.1 in the girls Under-13 category. As per the European Squash Federation rankings published recently, Anahat is ranked No.1 in Europe in GU13.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Yogi flags off 'Ganga raths' before his 'Ganga yatra'
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday flagged off two 'Ganga Raths' on Thursday as a precursor to his five-day 'Ganga Yatra' that begins on January 27.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Angad Bedi takes tips from real cops for his uniformed avatar
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Angad Bedi has started shooting for Ekta Kapoor's web series "MumBhai". He has been preparing for his role of a Mumbai police officer in the series by spending time with senior cops of the Mumbai Police Force.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Snakes may be the source of coronavirus outbreak in China
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Snakes may be the original source of the newly discovered novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China, according to a new study.
2020-01-23
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Another 'son-rise' in Thackeray clan
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Setting political circles aflutter, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday formally launched his 27-year-old son Amit Thackeray into politics at the party's first mega-convention here.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Rishi Kapoor tweets photo of Pran disguised as woman
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor played a guessing game on social media, posting a black-and-white photo of a woman for his 3.4 million followers on Twitter. Most of them were able to figure out the saree-clad 'lady' in the frame was actually Pran, the late iconic screen villain of yesteryears.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Galactorrhea affects 24% women, not linked to breast cancer
Ghaziabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Galactorrhea, in which a whitish or greenish discharge occurs from the nipples, affects nearly 24 per cent of women but has no association with breast cancer, health experts said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iyer 'focussed' ahead of NZ litmus test
Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) Determined to further cement his place as India's limited overs No.4 batsman, Shreyas Iyer will look to be among runs in New Zealand and underline his adaptability away from home and in tough conditions.
2020-01-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
'Judy': Renee Zellweger shines as Judy Garland (IANS Review; Rating: ****)
"Judy"; Cast: Renee Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Darci Shaw, Royce Pierreson, Andy Nyman, Daniel Cerqueira, Richard Cordery; Director: Rupert Goold; Rating: **** (four stars)
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three killed as firefighting plane crashes in Australia
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Three people were killed on Thursday when a water-bombing plane fighting bushfires crashed into a large fireball in the Snowy Monaro area, south of the Australian capital, amid rising temperatures that have further fuelled the fires in the country.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslims learn Sanskrit, Hindus Urdu in this UP madarsa
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 23 (IANS) Amid the protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR), Wazirganj area of Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh is writing a new chapter on Hindu-Muslim unity.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Religion
Kohli unimpressed with NZ travel plan; BCCI defends scheduling
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian players are mostly on the road these days thanks to the hectic calendar and no sooner did they play their last ODI game against Australia in Bengaluru on Sunday, they flew off to New Zealand for the next series the very next day.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mammoth procession in Tripura on Netaji's birth anniversary
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) The Pulwama terror attack, climate change, Swachhata Abhiyan, environment protection and ethnic unity, among others, were showcased by 1,700 Tripura school students in diverse tableaux here on Thursday to mark the 124th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National
Oman player suspended for breaching ICC anti-corruption code
Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS) Oman player Yousef Abdulrahim Al Balushi has been charged with breaching crickets anti-corruption rules and has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Cocktail of suspicion and distrust against govt: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday launched a fresh attack on the Modi government on the issue of the National Population Register (NPR), Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The party alleged that in the present context, the NPR, CAA and the NRC are the same or a mixture of the three as they come in a package and the government has created an atmosphere of fear and trust deficit in the minds of the people.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Those in power are real tukde tukde gang: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday blamed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, a day after India slipped 10 places in the Democracy Index, and said democracy has been "eroded and those who are in power are the real tukde tukde gang".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Need to handle pressure better this time at T20 WC: Harmanpreet
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday echoed head coach W.V Raman in saying that handling pressure would be the key as they look to win the Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, a feat they came close to but could not achieve in the last two global showpieces.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Cong leader asks ancestors to provide CAA papers
Prayagraj, Jan 23 (IANS) The man from Prayagraj, who projected Rahul Gandhi as Lord Shiva once, has now made the strangest of appeals to the dead. Protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Congress leader Haseeb Ahmad went to a graveyard here and prayed to his ancestors buried there to provide proof of his citizenship.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
As China steps up virus battle, Wuhan goes into lockdown
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) In an effort to curb the spread of a new coronavirus that is believed to have originated in China's Wuhan in December, the Chinese authorities on Thursday stepped up efforts to lock down the city of 11 million people by cancelling planes and trains leaving the city and suspending buses, subways and ferries within it.
2020-01-23
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian cyber threats declined in 2019: Kaspersky
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Exhibiting progress in fighting cyber criminals, cyber threats in India declined in 2019 compared to 2018, said a global cyber security company.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Miley beau Cody Simpson not ready to have kids with her yet
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus boyfriend Cody Simpson is having a great time with her.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Judge hearing Nirbhaya case gets transferred
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The judge who issued death warrant against the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case has been transferred.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jessica Simpson reveals John Mayer was 'obsessed' with her
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson has revealed in her memoir that her former beau, the singer John Mayer, was "obsessed" with her "sexually and emotionally".
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
We'll walk in underwear if we win Grammy: Camila Cabello
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) "Senorita" fame singers Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes seem to be huge fans of Grammy winning musical duo Twenty One Pilots.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AAP's 'kaam ki chai' campaign for Delhi polls
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched a campaign named 'kaam ki chai' with the famous Ahemdabad based MBA Chai Wala from its party headquarters here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Congress to connect with Delhi voters via social media
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With just a fortnight away from the polls for the 70-member Delhi Assembly, the Congress besides the traditional door to door campaigns and public rallies, is tapping the social media to connect with the voters.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
ITNL announces foreclosure of Beawer-Gomti Road concession pact
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) ITNL Road Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IRIDCL) has entered into a tripartite agreement with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the lenders of the project led by the Union Bank of India for foreclosure of the Beawer-Gomti Road Concession Agreement for Rs 144.08 crore.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'People Analytics' is the future of HR in India: LinkedIn
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Nearly 92 per cent talent professionals in India consider 'People Analytics' to pave the way for the future of HR and recruiting while 95 per cent of them believe employee experience will shape the future of HR in the coming years, a new report by Microsoft-owned LinkedIn said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Nirbhaya convicts hanging goes into loop as judge transferred
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The judge who issued death warrant against the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case has been transferred.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
R-Day dress rehearsal glitters on Thursday
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, on Thursday, concluded successfully, giving a glimpse of the grand spectacle to unfold on Sunday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
International Court to rule on Myanmar genocide case
Bangkok, Jan 23 (IANS) The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday will rule on the imposition of provisional measures against Myanmar.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Borders between different media of performing arts erasing'
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Borders between the different mediums of performing arts are erasing, believes Mayuri Upadhya who has choreographed Feroz Abbas Khan's romantic musical "Raunaq & Jassi" which is set to make a grand debut in Delhi soon.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
KSHMR to headline Sunburn Holi 2020 in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian-American DJ and record producer KSHMR will be headlining the upcoming Sunburn Holi 2020 fest in Mumbai.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Withdraw cash from your neighbourhood shop with PhonePe ATM
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Digital payments platform PhonePe on Thursday launched a unique feature called 'PhonePe ATM' on its platform that will help users in need of cash can get instant money from merchants offering this facility.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
'J&K accession irreversible; secessionist arguments can't be permitted'
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the accession of Jammu and Kashmir into the Indian Union is "irreversible".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Spectre' assistant director settles lawsuit over set injury
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Terry Madden, an assistant director, who was injured in an accident on the set of the 2015 James Bond movie "Spectre", has settled a High Court compensation claim.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amar Kanwar's two art shows open in UAE
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) In a groundbreaking collaboration across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), two art galleries in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have mounted exhibitions by Amar Kanwar, one of Indias most critically-acclaimed and internationally-exhibited contemporary artists.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Matt Damon to play detective in NYPD thriller
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Matt Damon is reuniting with his 'Ford v. Ferrari' director James Mangold for a film titled 'The Force' in which the Hollywood actor will be essaying the role of a detective.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Henry Winkler talks about rumoured feud with Tom Hanks
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Henry Winkler has refuted claims about his feud with actor Tom Hanks.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award to be held on Jan 22(Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Every year, publishing house Vani Prakashan Group and arts & entertainment company Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd. confers Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award which is given to those who have been making a qualitative contribution in developing a literary and linguistic relation between at least two Indian languages. This year the Distinguished Translator Award will be given on 22nd January 2020 in Jaipur Bookmark Haveli, Diggi Palace, Jaipur.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
AI to replace 69% of manager's workload by 2024: Gartner
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies such as virtual personal assistants and chatbots will replace almost 69 per cent of the manager's workload by 2024, according to a prediction by research and advisory firm Gartner on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Union Budget 2020 opportunity to unleash reforms: Brickwork
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Brickwork Ratings on Thursday said the Union Budget 2020 is an opportunity to unleash reforms to restore economic growth and to set a clear roadmap for achieving the ambitious USD 5 trillion economy target by 2025.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
T20 WC prep continues as India face NZ at Eden Park (Preview)
Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) Buoyed by their emphatic series win over Australia, Team India will now go ahead with their T20 World Cup preparations when they face New Zealand in the first T20I of the five-match series at the Eden Park on Friday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NASA picks 16 science experiments for Moon delivery
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has finalised the first 16 science experiments and technology demonstrations, ranging from chemistry to communications, to be delivered to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis programme.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Dior collaborates with Chanakya School Of Craft
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) 21 embroidered panels were commissioned by Dior for its Spring Summer 2020 Haute Couture Fashion Show. Tha panels were commissioned by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior womens collections, in collaboration with Chanakya School Of Craft and renowned American artist Judy Chicago.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Go big or go home this Valentine's Day
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) If youve ever romanticized about a love so true like Romeo and Juliet, then this is perfect for you. Travel leader Airbnb.com gives you and your special someone the opportunity to live out your fantasy with a night in Juliets home. No we arent kidding. For the first time ever, Juliets House in Verona, Casa di Giulietta, will welcome a modern a couple to stay on Valentines Day.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
MNS's metamorphoses with new flag, symbol, ideology
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) On the political fringes since the past over 13 years of its existence, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has consciously turned into a new leaf with a new flag, symbol, ideological direction and a new future leader, here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
5th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award to be held on Jan 222
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Every year, publishing house Vani Prakashan Group and arts & entertainment company Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd. confers Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award which is given to those who have been making a qualitative contribution in developing a literary and linguistic relation between at least two Indian languages. This year the Distinguished Translator Award will be given on 22nd January 2020 in Jaipur Bookmark Haveli, Diggi Palace, Jaipur.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Lokayukta report on mining scandal drives wedge in Goa BJP
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has played down the Goa Lokayukta's indictment of former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and senior bureaucrats in a mining lease renewal scandal, the anti-corruption ombudsman's order appears to have driven a wedge in the state BJP unit.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Find a personalised exercise routine
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) With so many options available in the fitness space, finding the one right for you can be a task.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Shafali's power hitting new for women's cricket, says Mandhana
Jan 23, New Delhi (IANS) 15-year-old Shafali Verma has been the talk of the town for her extra-ordinary run of form since making her international debut in 2019. The senior members of the Indian women's team though are not too surprised by the teen prodigy's showing so far at the international level.
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
New teeth gel may prevent dental cavities, tooth decay
Hong Kong, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heal existing ones in lab experiments.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cos to get extended tax withholding on ECB interest payout
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian companies seeking foreign debt may continue to see its cost of capital fall amidst a rise in overseas investor interest with government looking to extend a concessional 5 per cent withholding tax on these overseas papers.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NIA to bring disgraced Kashmir DSP to Delhi
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Disgraced Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh will be brought to Delhi over the weekend, said sources in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is questioning the dismissed officer in Jammu on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Get rid of body odour
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Each human has a natural, distinct smell, but it can turn into bad body odour due to certain factors.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
2nd largest diamond ever discovered
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) In a unique collaboration, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton is all set to transform a rare and exceptional diamond specimen-- the 1758 carat diamond, SEWELO DIAMOND.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Now, another 'son-rise' in Thackeray clan
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday formally launched his 27-year-old son Amit Thackeray at the party's first mega-convention here.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Affordable access to on-trend styles on the go
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Millennials know the difference between indulging and wasting... they are the highest spenders today, but know what to and what not to shell out the bucks for. Keeping this in mind Stage3, one of Indias leading fashion-tech platform is transforming millennial Indias closets by providing affordable access to on-trend, glamorous fashion.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Odisha pays tribute to Netaji, Veer Surendra Sai
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) Odisha on Thursday paid rich tribute to freedom fighters Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary and Veer Surendra Sai on his 211th birth anniversary.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Bushfires rage in Australia, Canberra airport shut
Canberra, Jan 23 (IANS) The airport in Australia's capital city here was shut on Thursday as heat wave swept through the nation's south-east causing existing blazes to flare up, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pre-book Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite for Rs 39,999 in India
Gurugram, Jan 23 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday launched another flagship Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone for Rs 39,999 in India that can be pre-booked across Flipkart, Samsung.com and leading retail stores from January 23 till February 3.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
NZ guys are so nice, can't think of revenge: Kohli
Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday insisted that his team is not thinking of avenging the World Cup loss against New Zealand in the upcoming series which starts Friday with the first T20I at the Eden Park.
2020-01-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket