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Libya's UN-backed regime freezes security ties with France
Tripoli, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Libya's internationally recognised unity government is suspending all bilateral security accords with France, Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga announced on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
SP, BSP caused immense damage to UP: Rahul
Badaun, April 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), saying they are scared of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and they caused immense damage to the state during their rule.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Italy donates 2m euros to help displaced in war-torn Libya
Rome, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy is giving two million euros to the United Nations refugee agency to help it provide essential items for around 20,000 families who have fled the deadly warfare in the Libyan capital this month as well as aid to 750 refugee families, the Foreign Ministry said in statement Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Libyan prosecutors issue arrest warrant for Haftar
Tripoli, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Military prosecutors in Tripoli have issued an arrest warrant for eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar and six of his aides, the Defence Ministry of Libya's internationally recognised government said in a statement on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
68% turnout in Karnataka, Mandya tops with 80% (Roundup)
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Karnataka saw almost 68 per cent voter turnout in the state's 14 Lok Sabha seats which went to polls on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Clinical Mumbai thrash lacklustre Delhi by 40 runs
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Rishabh Pant had started Delhi Capitals' journey in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League by smashing Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah all over the park in their opening encounter in Mumbai. But Bumrah got his revenge at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Thursday as he sent Pant's off-stump for a walk in the park. With that ended DC's hope as they finished on 128/9, losing the game by 40 runs.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Jet saga: Airlines asked to advance fleet induction (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways temporarily suspended all flights, the government on Thursday asked domestic airlines to advance their aircraft induction plans for capacity augmentation and to keep air fares in check.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Avoid predatory pricing, government tells airlines
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways temporarily suspended operations, the government has strictly advised domestic airlines not to indulge in predatory pricing and keep air fares affordable, a senior official said here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Missing woman's case in Delhi: Probe officer blames 'stars'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Astrology has come in the way of preventing closure on a missing person's case in the capital. In a bizarre turn of events, a probe into the disappearance of Air India official Sulakshana Narula, missing since September 2018, cannot be completed because of what is called 'Maha Dosh' in astrological terms.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Puducherry logs 80% polling in Lok Sabha battle
Puducherry, April 18 (IANS) Polling for the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday saw 80 per cent turnout while the by-election for Thattanchavady Assembly seat saw 77 per cent voting.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Opposition approaches Bengal CEO for central force use
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Delegations of Left parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party approached the Election Commission on Thursday detailing various irregularities and incidents of vioence in the second phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal and demanded more number of central forces for the subsequent rounds.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Defence/Security
Bengal BJP member's son found hanging; murder alleged
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The son of a Bharatiya Janata Party gram panchayat member was on Thursday found hanging from a tree in West Bengal's Purulia district, police said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019
Four possible toehold spots for BJP in Kerala (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for itself on at least four seats -- Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Kasargod.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unknown person impersonating me: Goa Minister
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Thursday demanded a probe, claiming an unknown person has been calling up businessmen in Panaji and demanding money from them by misusing his name.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress' Wayanad message is appeasement: PM
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Slamming Congress President Rahul Gandhi for contesting from Wayanad in Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out that the only message that's being sent out is appeasement politics.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019
Northern states take stock of preparations for polls
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Officials from five northern states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh on Thursday took stock of the preparations for Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
66% voting in 2nd phase amid stray violence, EVM snags (Intro Night Lead)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A turnout of 66 per cent was recorded in 95 Lok Sabha constituencies across 12 states and a Union Territory on Thursday in the second phase of polling which was marred by stray incidents of violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in seven states.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nearly 70% polling in TN Lok Sabha polls (Roundup)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Polling concluded in 38 of 39 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies, where by-elections were held on Thursday, in Tamil Nadu.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
90-year-old Bengal woman casts her vote, thanks EC
Raiganj (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) A 90-year old woman, who had failed to exercise her franchise in the previous municipal polls and urged Special Police Observer for West Bengal, Vivek Dube to arrange adequate security for making elections free and fair, finally managed to cast her vote on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Poll Trivia
Jet saga: Airlines asked to advance fleet induction
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways suspended all flights, the government on Thursday asked domestic airlines to advance their aircraft induction plans for capacity augmentation and to keep air fares in check.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Opposition accuses Trinamool of proxy voting
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition parties on Thursday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of resorting to proxy voting in a number of booths of the high-profile Raiganj constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Congress supports competitive banking sector: Rahul
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party affirms its belief in the competitive banking sector and promised that it will merge all the public sector banks and create six-eight big banks, if his party is voted to power.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'India's Most Wanted' teaser creates curiosity
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In the midst of the election season, a teaser of Bollywood film 'India's Most Wanted' has generated curiosity on the social media about the real inspiration behind the film, with people interpreting it in different ways.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Tabah ho gaye': 'Kalank' memes take over social media
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Karan Johar's multi-starrer, mega-budget "Kalank" may have registered 2019's biggest opening day collection by garnering Rs 21.60 crore, but viewers took to the social media with a sea of memes taking on the film.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
66% turn out in second phase of LS polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of Lok Sabha elections across 95 constituencies saw a voter turn out of 66 per cent with the Hindi heartland states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar witnessing a higher voting percentages as compared to the corresponding figures in 2014.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jio, BSNL add subscribers in February, others lose
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio and state-run BSNL were the only telecom operators to broaden their subscriber base in February 2019, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Second phase election peaceful except 'few incidents': Bengal CEO
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal on Thursday was "peaceful" except for a few incidents which have been addressed, state Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab said here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Defence/Security
Pandya brothers take MI to 168/5 against DC
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Hardik Pandya (32 off 15 balls) and Krunal Pandya (37* off 26 balls) provided the late flourish as Mumbai Indians (MI) scored 168/5 in 20 overs against Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Crop damage: Amarinder calls disaster management panel meet
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Following damage to crops resulting from unseasonal rain and winds, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday called for an urgent meeting of the Disaster Management Committee to assess the extent of the losses.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Chhattisgarh records 71 pc turnout
Raipur, April 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's three parliamentary constituencies - Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon and Kanker -- recorded nearly 71 per cent polling on Thursday in the second phase and election officials said the figure could rise once the final voting data is compiled.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Dangal 2019
Thunderstorm warning for Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday issued thunderstorm warning to both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the next four days.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IJA condemns 'dastardly attack' on journalist in Bengal
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The Indian Journalists' Association (IJA) on Thursday condemned the "dastardly attack" on ABP Ananda journalist Partha Pratim Ghosh near Raiganj in West Bengal's North Dinjapur district when he was covering the second phase of the 2019 polls.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi's road show in Kanpur on Friday
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a road show in Kanpur on Friday, party leaders said on Thursday here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Record 67% voter turnout in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) A record 67 per cent voter turnout was reported from Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha seats when polling ended at 6 p.m., peacefully, said an official on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019
Poonawalla asks EC to bar Sadhvi Pragya from polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla on Thursday moved the Election Commission to debar Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP's candidate from Bhopal, from contesting elections, as she is facing terror charges.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jet saga: Airlines asked to advance fleet induction
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways suspended all flights, the government on Thursday asked domestic airlines to advance their aircraft induction plans for capacity augmentation and to keep airfares in check.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two bear cubs rescued from well in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Two bears cubs were rescued by forest officials from a well in Telangana's Karimnagar district on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
No major issues with EVMs in second phase, says EC
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid complaints of glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in several states, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said the overall performance of EVMs was satisfactory with only 0.37 per cent of ballot units being replaced across the 95 constituencies where voting took place during the second phase.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Russians meddled in polls, but Trump didn't collude
New York, April 18 (IANS) Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that the inquiry into alleged cooperation between Russia and US President Donald Trump's campaign in the 2016 election found there was no collusion between them, although it established Moscow's interference.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
66% turnout in second phase of LS polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A turnout of 66 per cent was recorded in 95 Lok Sabha constituencies across 12 states and a Union Territory on Thursday in the second phase of polling which was marred by stray incidents of violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in seven states.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Election Commission launches 'Voter Turnout' app
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday launched a new mobile application for near-realtime availability of voter turnout during elections across the country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Booth capturing attempt foiled in Assam's Hailakandi
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) A mob representing two rival political parties made an unsuccessful attempt to capture a polling booth in Hailakandi district in Assam's Barak Valley during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Reliance Jio's Q4 net profit up 64.7%
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio Infocomm, a Reliance Group company, on Thursday reported a 64.7 per cent increase in its standalone net profit for the January-March quarter of the financial year 2018-19, on an year-on-year basis.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Tata Sponge board clears shifting of registered office
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Tata Sponge Iron, a 54.5 per cent subsidiary company of Tata Steel, on Thursday said its board has approved shifting of the company's registered office from Odisha to West Bengal and changing its name to 'Tata Steel Long Products Limited' or such other name.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Mehbooba, Omar flay MHA decision on cross-LoC trade
Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Former state chief ministers, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, on Thursday criticised the Ministry of Home Affairs' decision to suspend cross-LoC trade in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Notice to Samsung for not passing GST cut benefit to consumers(Lead)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Directorate General of Anti-Profiteering (DGAP) has served a notice on technology major Samsung India for allegedly not passing on the benefits of GST reduction to its customers and in turn making undue profits, sources said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kohli thanks Dhoni for backing him as a youngster
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Showering praise on former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday that he was lucky to have him in the team and it was unfortunate to see people criticising the "captain cool".
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Congress linked Hindus with terror: Pragya
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Thursday accused the Congress of being anti-Hindu and said the party harassed a woman by linking Hindus with terrorism.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India suspends cross-LoC trade, says misused to fuel terror (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India on Thursday announced suspension of trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday, saying it is being misused by Pakistan-based elements to send weapons and illegal currency to fuel terrorism and separatism in this country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
WC squad out, Pandya and Rahul await Jain's clearance
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian selectors have named the 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup. While both all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener K.L. Rahul are part of the squad, they are yet to get clearance from BCCI ombudsman D.K. Jain for making inappropriate comments in a television chat show.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Air India to offer 'special fares' for stranded Jet flyers
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Air India will offer "special" fares to Jet Airways passengers stranded at international stations, informed sources told IANS on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RIL's consolidated Q4 net profit up 9.8%
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday reported 9.8 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter of financial year 2018-19, on an year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Shop-owners cannot charge consumers for bag
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Chandigarh Consumer Commission recently ordered Bata India Ltd to pay Rs 9,000 in fine for charging Rs 3 from a customer for a paper bag to carry the shoebox.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Over 76% turn out in Bengal amid sporadic violence (evening lead)
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Over 76 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
66% turnout in second phase Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of Lok Sabha polls across 95 seats saw a voter turnout of 66 per cent, Election Commission said here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jet management hints at gloomy days ahead
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways grounded its operations completely, reality is fast dawning upon over 20,000 Jet Airways employees.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
I always wanted to be loved: Siddhant Chaturvedi
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) "Gully Boy" star Siddhant Chaturvedi says he wanted to be loved by people and has taken a vow to always handle his own social media. "I always wanted people to love me. I am happy thats happening now," Siddhant said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mueller finds no Trump-Russia collusion: AG
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller "found no collusion" between the Donald Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Notice to Samsung for not passing GST cut benefit to consumers
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Directorate General of Anti-Profiteering has served a notice to technology major Samsung India for allegedly not passing on the benefits of GST reduction to its customers and in turn making undue profits, sources said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Siriwardana, Vandersay, Mendis in Sri Lanka WC squad
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made comebacks as Sri Lanka on Thursday announced their 15-man squad for the World Cup starting May 30 in England and Wales.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Continue to be sensitive to #MeToo movement: Ajay
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) After being singled out for working with Alok Nath in "De De Pyaar De", actor Ajay Devgn says replacing the disgraced actor would have been a monetary blow to the makers of the film.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Terrorism confined to two-and-half J&K districts: Modi
Amreli (Gujarat), April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed that the NDA government has restricted terrorist activities to only "two-and-a-half" districts in Jammu and Kashmir while not a single bomb blast was reported from anywhere else in the country in the last five years.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Russell skips training after injuring shoulder
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) While Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have not ruled him out of their crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday, Andre Russell skipped practice on Thursday following a left shoulder injury after being hit by a bouncer.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
'Fuh se Fantasy' is different concept: Anupriya
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Anupriya Goenka says "Fuh se Fantasy" comes with a unique subject, and she enjoyed working on a special music video for the web show.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
PIL in SC: Misquoting judicial orders is corruption
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid poll season, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction that misquoting judicial orders by political leaders during the poll campaign should constitute a corrupt practice.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Four possible toehold spots for BJP in Kerala (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for itself on at least four seats -- Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Kasargod.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Millions vote in second round of Lok Sabha polls (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Millions voted across 95 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered battle for a new Parliament, marred by stray violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in seven states.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India suspends LoC trade, says being used to fuel terror
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India on Thursday suspended, with immediate effect, trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was being used by unscrupulous and anti-national elements for sneaking in hawala money and weapons from the territory under Pakistani occupation to fuel terrorism and separatism in the country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Mueller report finds no Trump-Russia collusion: AG
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller "found no collusion" between the Donald Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
64% polling recorded in second phase in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of polling in five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha recorded 64 per cent voter turnout on Thursday, said state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Players can now focus on IPL post WC selection: Karthik
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) With the World Cup team selection now done, players can focus back on the Indian Premier League (IPL), feels Dinesh Karthik, who pipped Rishabh Pant for a place in the 15-member India squad for the showpiece event starting May 30 in England and Wales.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
BJP will get 'Vidai certificate' post polls: Mamata
Malda (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday vowed to stop the BJP from implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal and said her party will ensure the saffron outfit is given the NBC or "National Vidai (farewell) Certificate" from the Centre after the 2019 polls.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Imran Khan axes Finance Minister amid IMF talks
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar was removed on Thursday amid a wave of criticism over the government's handling of the financial crisis the country is facing.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
13 killed in Gujarat in unseasonal rain, dust storm
Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) Unseasonal rain and severe dust storm in different parts of Gujarat over the last two days claimed 13 lives even as authorities Thursday predicted that temperatures that had fallen to less than 3 to 7 degrees below normal would rise from next week to mark a normal summer.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mumbai opt to bat against Delhi (Toss)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat against Delhi Capitals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Chandigarh to host Asian Billiards, Snooker C'ships
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Chandigarh will host the 18th Asian Billiards, the 20th Under-21 Asian Snooker Championship and the 3rd Ladies Asian Snooker Championship from April 27 to May 3, officials of the Punjab Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) said here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
J&K newly-wed couple comes to vote in bridal attire
Ranmban (Jammu & Kashmir), April 18 (IANS) It was an interesting sight to see a newly-wed couple visiting one of the polling booths in Ramban district of Jammy & Kashmir in the bridal attire, on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Poll Trivia
South Africa pick Amla and Steyn in WC squad
Cape Town, April 18 (IANS) South Africa have backed senior players Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn as they picked their 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-04-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Rural India yet to recover from disruptions: Report
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The next government at the centre is likely to inherit a rural economy in bad shape as the "informal" sector in many parts of agrarian India is yet to recover from the multiple disruptions over the past several months, a report said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ED seizes Rs 82 crore gold from Hyderabad jeweller
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday announced seizure of 145.89 kg of gold (worth Rs 82.11 crore) from a Hyderabad-based jeweller in a money laundering case.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN turnout over 63% amid EVM, VVPAT glitches (4th Lead)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Curtains came down on polling in 37 of 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies, where by-elections were held on Thursday, at 6 p.m. As many as 384 faulty electronic voting machines and 692 faulty Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced across the state.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019
62.3% polling in 8 UP Lok Sabha seats
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Eight Lok Sabha constituencies that went to polls in the second phase of polling on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh recorded an average voter turnout of 62.30 per cent till 6. p.m., according to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple robot can disassemble 200 iPhones per hour
Cupertino (California), April 18 (IANS) Apple on Thursday announced to expand its global recycling programmes and introduced Daisy, its recycling robot that is capable of disassembling 200 iPhones per hour.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
Amir, Asif missing from Pakistan WC 2019 squad
Lahore, April 18 (IANS) Pacer Mohammad Amir failed to find a place in Pakistans 15-man preliminary squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England, but has been included for the ODI series against England.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Temperature stays 6-10 degrees down, to rise slowly
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Widespread rains accompanied by dust storm and thunderstorms that swept through the northern and western parts of the country over the past three days, claiming over 60 lives, kept mercury levels low on Thursday with minimum temperature in Delhi recorded at 17.1 degrees Celsius.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Moderate 57% voter turnout in Maharashtra (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Maharashtra recorded a moderate voter turnout with around 57 per cent voting recorded till 5 p.m for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, Election Commission (EC) officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Honda Accord recalls 3,669 units for falty airbags
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Honda Cars India (HCIL) has voluntarily recalled 3,669 units of its premium brand Honda Accord to replace faulty driver side front airbag inflators.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Barring minor incidents, voting ends peacefully in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Except for some incidents of clashes between stone pelters and security forces, the Lok Sabha election ended peacefully in the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat on Thursday while eliciting overwhelming voter turnout in the Udhampur constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
India suspends LoC trade, says being used for fuel terror
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India on Thursday suspended, with immediate effect, trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was being used by unscrupulous and anti-national elements for sneaking in hawala money and weapons from the territory under Pakistani occupation to fuel terrorism and separatism in the country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Poll officials face FIRs over lapses in Tripura vote
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) will file FIRs against presiding officers and political activists who indulged in malpractices during the first phase of polling in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency on April 11, according to officials on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Goa Conrgess promises formalin-free fish, special status
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Fish free of formalim, resumption of mining operations in a sustainable manner and lobbying in the Parliament for special status to Goa are the three key promises made by the Congress in its manifesto for Goa for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
62% turnout in Bihar's 2nd phase amid stray violence
April 18 (IANS) Over 62 percent cent turnout was recorded in five of Bihar's 40 Lok Sabha seats that saw voting in the second phase on Thursday amid cases of poll boycott, malfunctioning of EVMs and stray violence.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indonesian President declares victory in polls
Jakarta, April 18 (IANS) Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday in the national election amid opposition allegations of electoral fraud.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Dar's journey: From 'human shield' to poll duty
Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was tied to the bonnet of an Army jeep during the 2017 by-elections in Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday, in a curious turn of events, did election duty in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Saini has all ingredients to be a good bowler: Nehra
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) A day after he was named a stand-by for the World Cup, former India pacer Ashish Nehra heaped praise on Navdeep Saini, saying the Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer has got all the ingredients to be a good bowler as he has the confidence to excel.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
RIL's consolidated Q4 net profit up 9.8%
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday reported 9.8 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter of financial year 2018-19, on an year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mastercard targets 10 mn merchants in India by 2020
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Global payments major Mastercard on Thursday said it is committed to empowering 10 million merchants across India with digital payments acceptance capabilities by 2020.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
MediaTek's 5G chip arriving in India by year-end
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek on Thursday said it is set to introduce a 5G-enabled chipset in India by the end of this year to step up the competition around faster wireless data connections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Azad helps unite Haryana Congress leaders
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) An initiative by the Congress party in-charge for Haryana, Ghulam Nabi Azad, backed by a firm message from the high command to the highly factionalised party leadership in Haryana, has brought the warring Congress leaders together - at least for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
We have good soul connection: Mini on Cyrus Sahukar
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former VJs Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar recently reunited to co-host a show and work on a web series. She had a fun time working with him again as she feels the two have a good soul connection.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EVM glitches mar voting in seven states
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Technical glitches in electronic voting machines (EVM) marred voting in seven of the 12 states that went to polls in the second phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I felt bad with failure of 'Zero': Shah Rukh Khan
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he felt bad when "Zero" failed, and he hasn't zeroed in on his next project till now.
2019-04-18
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian lawyers in TIME's list of 100 most influential people
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The TIME magazine in its list of 100 most influential people of 2019 has included two Indian women lawyers -- Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju -- who spearheaded the legal challenge to strike down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul changes tactics, attacks SP, BSP
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) In an unexpected move, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday mounted an attack on SP and BSP, saying the two along with the BJP had destroyed Uttar Pradesh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Moderate to heavy polling in Karnataka till 5 p.m. (Third Lead)
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Moderate to heavy polling ranging from 45.34 per cent to 72.97 per cent was witnessed in the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka till 5 p.m. on Thursday, an official said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kim Jong-un to meet Putin in Russia
Moscow, April 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will pay a visit to Russia later this month for his first meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Rise & fly again soon: B-Town on Jet Airways crisis
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) For some, Jet Airways was their first choice of travel, and for some it felt like a "home" in the sky. A stream of Bollywood celebrities turned emotional as Jet Airways announced temporary suspension of flights, leaving thousands of its employees, passengers and fans in the lurch.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Close to 400 booths in Karnataka's 1st phase of polling staffed by women
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Close to 400 of the 30,164 polling stations in the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka where voting was held on Thursday were staffed exclusively by women, an official said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Assam records 73.32% polling till 5 p.m.
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of Lok Sabha election on Thursday in five of Assam's 14 constituencies recorded 73.32 per cent polling till 5 p.m. amid reports of scuffles between miscreants and security forces in Hailakandio district of Barak Valley.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
DHA appoints Gursimran Singh as Vice President
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Gursimran Singh has been appointed Vice President of the Delhi Hockey Association (DHA), the body announced on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Dadra & Nagar Haveli's record below par on most issues
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Performance of the Dadra & Nagar Haveli Administration has been below average on most of voter concerns, like employment, roads and healthcare, according to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
People will give another chance to Modi: Himachal CM
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said people have made up their mind that once again the reins of the nation should be handed over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Panasonic boosts Smart Factory business in India (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Targeting Rs 1,000 crore in revenue in India from its Smart Factory solutions in the next three years, Japanese electronics major Panasonic has announced it has integrated its welding business and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) equipment business into one Smart Manufacturing Solutions company.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Growing team of moderators to prevent misuse: TikTok
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The TikTok community is very much active in India despite an "interim" ban and the platform is relying on both technology and a "huge" content moderation team to prevent misuse, a top company executive said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Akram, Vengsarkar to officially launch Euro T20 Slam
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram and former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar will make the official announcement of the first-ever continent-based league -- Euro T20 Slam in Dublin on April 30.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Iran flexes military muscle after US terrorist listing
Tehran, April 18 (IANS) Iran showcased all of its military might at its annual parade on Thursday following the US decision to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Wheat crop worth crores damaged in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Standing wheat crop in hundreds of acres in Punjab and Haryana has been damaged due to untimely rains and hailstorm over the past 72 hours, according to revenue and agriculture officials from both states, here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Scrap electoral bonds now, says CPI-M
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The CPI-M has urged the Supreme Court to kill the electoral bonds, calling it a "diabolical scheme which legitimizes big corporate and illegal money funding to the ruling party".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
A look at the Holocaust through Anne Frank's eyes
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The diary of Anne Frank, a young chronicler of the horrors of the Nazis' genocide of the Jews, offers a beacon of hope - and humanity - to the millions who read her thoughts, written while hiding with her family for two years before being betrayed and sent to the death camps. Reflecting on her life 75 years after her arrest, and death, is a travelling exhibition that has come briefly to Delhi.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Couple faces death penalty in Thailand for sea home
Bangkok, April 18 (IANS) An American investor and his Thai partner could face the death penalty for allegedly violating Thailand's sovereignty by building a floating house off the coast of the country.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Missing woman's case in Delhi: Probe officer blames 'stars'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Astrology has come in the way of preventing closure on a missing person's case in the capital. In a bizarre turn of events, a probe into the disappearance of Air India official Sulakshana Narula, missing since September 2018, cannot be completed because of what is called 'Maha Dosh' in astrological terms.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
11 crorepatis in fray in April 23 Bengal elections
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Out of the 61 candidates across parties contesting from the five West Bengal seats -- Balurghat, Jangipur, Murshidabad, Malda Uttar (North) and Malda Dakshin (South) -- in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, 11 have assets worth over Rs 1 crore, while 15 have declared criminal cases against them, said a study released here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AAP West Delhi candidate files nomination
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) west Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jakhar, who was the last of seven candidates announced by the party, on Thursday became the first to file his nomination in the national capital.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sensex ends 135 points lower, Jet ends 32% lower
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty ended lower on Thursday after advancing for four consecutive sessions as investors took to profit booking. Investors also treaded with caution ahead of Q4 results from index heavyweight Reliance Industries.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maharashtra voter smashes EVM
Akola (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) A voter on Thursday smashed the electronic voting machine (EVM) while casting his vote in Akola Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Man detained for hurling shoe at BJP leader
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A man on Thursday was detained by the police for hurling a shoe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP G.V.L. Narasimha Rao when the latter was addressing a press conference about Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur joining the BJP, at the party's national headquarters here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EVM glitches delay voting in TN seats, 384 changed
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Technical glitches relating to Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines held up polling in the morning in several constituencies across Tamil Nadu till the machines were changed.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
DMK moves Election Commission against AIADMK
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The DMK on Thursday complained to the Election Commission that the ruling AIADMK and its allies planned to capture polling booths in Tamil Nadu.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Michel denied bail for celebrating Easter
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday rejected an interim bail plea of British national Christian Michel -- an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- for celebrating Easter.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rape accused joins Congress, may contest Panaji seat
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Former Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate, accused of raping a minor girl, on Thursday joined the Congress.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
How steady supply of beer kept empires afloat
New York, April 18 (IANS) A steady supply of locally-brewed beer kept empires afloat in the past when people came together during festivities in order to recreate and reaffirm their affiliation with their leaders, an interesting study has found.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Dead body found wrapped in trolley bag
Ghaziabad, April 18 (IANS) The dead body of a man was found wrapped in a trolley bag here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahindra Group, Ford to co-develop midsize SUV
Mumbai/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have entered into a definitive agreement to co-develop a midsize sports utility vehicle (SUV).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajputs protest in Rajasthan over bride's abduction
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) The members of Rajput community staged a dharna in front of Sikar District Collector (DC)'s residence in Rajasthan on Thursday to protest against the abduction of a bride by armed men in the small hours of Wednesday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bangladeshi actor seen at poll rally asked to leave
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian government on Thursday asked one more Bangladeshi actor, Ghazi Abdul Noor, who was seen at a Trinamool Congress rally in West Bengal earlier this week, after it was found that his visa has expired.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Imran Khan axes Finance Minister amid IMF talks
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Asad Umar was removed as Pakistan Finance Minister on Thursday after mounting criticism over the state of the economy. In a tweet, Umar said the move was "part of a cabinet reshuffle" and that Prime Minister Imran Khan offered him the energy portfolio.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Voting crosses half way mark in TN (3rd Lead)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Polling in the 38 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu crossed the half way mark on Thursday with 52.02 per cent of the total 5.8 voters casting their vote.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Daman & Diu administration showing below par: ADR
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Performance of the Daman & Diu Union Territory Administration has been "below average" on most voter concerns like employment, drinking water and healthcare, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Steady progress on 737 Max certification: Boeing CEO
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said the company was making "steady progress" toward certification of a software update for the 737 MAX aircraft, grounded worldwide following two crashes within five months.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Santosh Trophy: Punjab take on Goa in semis
Ludhiana, April 18 (IANS) Punjab, Goa, Services and Karnataka will fight it out for a spot in the final of the Santosh Trophy here on Friday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
When Hollywood films, shows predicted reality
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The recent Notre Dame fire or Donald Trump's US presidency or the 9/11 attacks. Call it a coincidence, but there have been films and television shows which have managed to show or allude to real-life events long before they have actually happened.
2019-04-18
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP, BSP trade fake voting charges in Amroha
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) The BJP and the BSP on Thursday traded allegations that some people wearing 'burqa (veil) were indulging in fake voting in each others favour in the Amroha Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Squall death toll rises to 22 in MP
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The squall death toll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday increased to 22. Thunderstorm, hail and dust-storm had lashed the state on Tuesday night.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
OYO launches initiative for asset owners' growth
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) OYO Hotels & Homes on Thursday launched the Open Partner Engagement Network (OPEN), an initiative for a year, to help its asset-owner partners in the country in growing their businesses.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
This is an election for change, says Akhilesh
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that the ongoing Lok Sabha polls were an "election for change".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
11 security men among 14 killed in Pakistan (2nd Lead)
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) At least 14 passengers including 11 security personnel were forcibly offloaded from a bus on a highway in Pakistan's Balochistan province and then shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BP drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's
London, April 18 (IANS) Felodipine, a prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure, has shown promise against Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Squall death toll rises to 20 in MP
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The squall death toll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday increased to 20. Thunderstorm, hail and dust-storm had lashed the state on Tuesday night.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Police turn away rape victim, NCW seeks action
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The National Commission of Women (NCW) on Thursday issued a notice to the Punjab Police demanding action in a case when a Mohali rape victim had to travel between two police stations as the station house officers (SHOs) bickered over jurisdiction.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Congress linked Hindus with terror, harassed me: Pragya
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Thursday accused the Congress of being anti-Hindu and said the party harassed a woman by linking Hindus with terrorism.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics,Terrorism
Jet staff blame government, lenders for crisis
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Faced with delay in payments of salaries and prospect of joblessness, employees of now-grounded Jet Airways on Thursday blamed the Narendra Modi government and lenders for the collapse of the airline.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Michel denied interim bail for celebrating Easter
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday rejected an interim bail plea of British national Christian Michel -- an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- for celebrating Easter.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Temperatures in Himachal fall with widespread rains
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Thursday due to widespread rain with Dalhousie town recording the highest amount -- 53 mm, the met office said. Weather will be clear from Friday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
EC warns Naqvi over 'Modiji ki sena' remark
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday warned Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi against "using references to the defence forces for political propaganda" in future after his "Modiji ki sena" (Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Army) comment was found violative of the model code of conduct (MCC).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AI can spur production of safe, clean fusion energy
New York, April 18 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) can speed up the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless fusion energy for generating electricity, claim researchers.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Can't plan to dismiss greats like Kohli, ABD: Gopal
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) April 2 will always be etched in the memory of leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal. Playing for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he picked three wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to help his team register a 7-wicket win. More than the win, it was the wickets that he scalped that will stay with him forever -- Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and upcoming Windies talent Shimron Hetmyer.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
'We are there,' Sushma assures Indian stranded in Saudi
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured all help from the Indian Embassy in Riyadh to a man who talked about committing suicide if he was unable to return to India from Saudi Arabia.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Over 65% turnout in Bengal amid sporadic violence (4th Lead)
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Over 65 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, amid several incidents of violence including an attack on a CPI-M candidate and the smashing of an EVM.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal polling fair, peaceful so far: Spl Observer
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The elections in West Bengal have so far been fair and peaceful, said Ajay V Nayak, special observer appointed by the Election Commission of India here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Millions vote in second round of general elections
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Millions voted across 95 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states and Puducherry on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered battle for a new Parliament, marred by stray violence in West Bengal and muted polling in Srinagar.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Harvard grad uses data for grassroots governance
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Harvard postgraduate has launched a social enterprise, on a data-driven approach, to strengthen governance in rural areas by involving policymakers and elected representatives.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Science/Tech
Advocate wants sedition FIR lodged against Rahul
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) An advocate on Thursday moved a Delhi court seeking to lodge an FIR on sedition charges against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for making an objectionable speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Greenhouse gas limits on New York high-rises likely
New York, April 18 (IANS) New York City is set to fight climate change with a plan that would make thousands of high-rises, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Only PM Modi can uplift the poor, says Rajnath
Amta (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said India would be freed from poverty, the day it got rid of the Congress.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Happi Mobiles to open 200 new stores this fiscal
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Happi Mobiles, a leading multi-brand mobile retail chain, plans to open 150-200 new stores in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh during the current financial year and is also looking at expanding its footprint to western parts of the country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Congress questions suspension over PM chopper check
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel on Thursday asked the Election Commission (EC) why did it suspend a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur on Tuesday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Blue Origin, NASA join hands for rocket engine test
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has entered into an agreement with Blue Origin to let the Jeff Bezos-owned private space company use a historic test stand for rocket engine test.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology
Rasika enjoys process of working on improvised film
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Rasika Dugal is having fun working on an improvised film with the working title "Fairy Folk". The actress says the whole experience is "so crazy and beautifully illogical".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nothing can bring you down unless you do: Amit Tandon
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-singer Amit Tandon, who has ventured into independent music by collaborating with international artistes, has gone through a tough time in his personal life for the last 10 months as his wife was imprisoned in Dubai. He says he never let the bad times affect his fighting spirit.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Polling picks up post-noon to 38.4% in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Unfazed by the summer heat and dust, voters turned out in large numbers post-noon to register 38.4 per cent average polling till 3:00 p.m. in Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha constituencies, an official said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Replace Pompeo from nuclear talks: N Korea tells US
Pyongyang, April 18 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday called on the US to replace Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as head of its team negotiating for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, state-media said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
I'm not scared of failure: Varun Dhawan
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Varun Dhawan is expanding his horizon with each of his projects -- be it "Badrinath Ki Dulhania", "October" and the recent release "Kalank", which has become the highest opener of 2019 so far. The actor says he treats each project as a challenge, and pushes himself to improve his craft.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Indian-American PAC endorses Harris for President
Washington, April 18 (IANS) An Indian-American political action committee (PAC) has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris of Indian and Jamaican descent for the US presidential race.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Over 51% vote in Bengal amid violence (3rd Lead)
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Over 51 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, amid several incidents of violence including an attack on a CPI-M candidate and the smashing of an EVM.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP's Pradhan throws tantrums over chopper checking
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) In the backdrop of the poll body suspending an IAS officer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter, a video of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan losing cool during a similar scanning of his chopper has gone viral on social media.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Vivek Oberoi meets EC over Modi biopic release
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who plays Narendra Modi in the controversial biopic on the Prime Minister, met the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday over the film's release.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Dhoni chills with Warner & Co post Hyderabad game
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Despite missing the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) due to back spasm, Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen involved in post-match activities with the Hyderabad boys.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Twitterati hail TikTok ban in India
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Twitter was flooded with memes and funny videos after a ban on Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok made it unavailable to download from Google Play Store and Apple's App Store in India.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Panasonic aims at Rs 1,000 cr revenue in India
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Targeting Rs 1,000 crore in revenue in India from its Smart Factory solutions in the next three years, Japanese electronics major Panasonic has announced it has integrated its welding business and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) equipment business into one Smart Manufacturing Solutions company.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Left mere onlookers this Lok Sabha polls: Antony
Kollam (Kerala) April 18 (IANS) Congress Working Committee member and Rajya Sabha MP A.K. Antony on Thursday said that the Left forces were mere onlookers in this Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Akhilesh Yadav files nomination from Azamgarh
Azamgarh, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Azamgarh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Plea against BCCI CEO Johri for sexual harassment
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Citing sexual harassment charges, a lawyer has moved the Supreme Court challenging the continuation of Rahul Johri in the capacity of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
28 killed in Portugal island accident
Lisbon, April 18 (IANS) At least 28 people were killed and another 28 injured when a bus crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island, authorities said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith Kumar cast vote
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Popular Tamil stars Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay, Ajith and Suriya among others cast their vote here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
NZ ex-official guilty in embassy toilet camera case
Wellington, April 18 (IANS) New Zealand's former top attache in the US was found guilty on Thursday of planting a hidden camera in a bathroom at the country's embassy in Washington.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rushdie's new novel inspired by Spanish 'Don Quixote'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Spanish classic "Don Quixote", which remains the most-translated book in the world after the Bible, has inspired a new novel by Man Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie, publisher Penguin Random House India announced on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Maneka Gandhi files nomination, holds road show
Sultanpur, April 18 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi on Thursday filed her nomination from the Sultanpur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh and said she does not want to criticise the Election Commission for banning her from campaigning.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP candidate put under house arrest in Bulandshahr
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) BJP candidate from Bulandshahr, Bhola Singh, was placed under house arrest after a video showing him campaigning and seeking votes inside a polling station went viral on the social media.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Tamil Nadu records 39.49% voting (2nd Lead)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) A total of 39.49 per cent electorate cast their votes till 1 p.m. in Tamil Nadu's 38 Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday, said a senior election official.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Apple accused of fraud for hiding drop in iPhone sales
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) A lawsuit filed in the US has alleged that Apple violated the country's Securities Exchange Act by hiding a slowdown in the demand for iPhones, especially in China, the media reported.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
First 50 retweets can tell if tweet will go viral
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Estimating how infectious a tweet is from the first 50 retweets is the key to predict whether a tweet will go viral or not, say researchers.
2019-04-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Retired IAS converted to Islam is Hindu again in LS nomination
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) A retired IAS officer, who adopted Islam three years back while serving as Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) in the Rajasthan government, has again introduced himself as a Hindu while filing his nomination papers as the BSP candidate for the Jaipur Parliamentary seat.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
Tottenham in Champions League semis
London, April 18 (IANS) Manchester City defeated Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 in a wild Champions League quarterfinal second leg that left the sides knotted 4-4 on aggregate with the visitors bound for the semi-finals thanks to their three away goals.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Guarantee entry of all athletes: IOA to Rathore
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has once again requested the government to submit a written guarantee to International Olympic Committee (IOC) so that India can hold international sporting events.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
28.5% voting in Karnataka till 1 p.m. (Karnataka 1 p.m.)
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) An average of 28.5 per cent polling was registered till 1 p.m. in the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies across central and southern Karnataka, an official said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Liverpool crush Porto, reach Champions League semis
Porto (Portugal), April 18 (IANS) Liverpool reached the Champions League semi-finals after comfortably beating Porto 4-1, with the attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino grabbing a goal each.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Denise Richards bags sci-fi film 'Timecrafters'
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actress Denise Richards will star in a sci-fi action film titled "Timecrafters".
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British actress Mya-Lecia Naylor dead at 16
London, April 18 (IANS) British child star Mya-Lecia Naylor is dead. She was 16.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chris Hemsworth's fearless roller coaster ride
Shanghai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth took some time off while promoting "Avengers: End Game" in China to ride a roller coaster at Disneyland Shanghai.
2019-04-18
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
More than 32 per cent turnout in Bihar till 1 p.m.
Patna, April 18 (IANS) Over 32.5 per cent turnout was recorded in five of the 40 Lok Sabha seats voting in the second phase in Bihar till 1 p.m. on Thursday. Voting was on amid tight security in Banka, Bhagalpur, Purnea, Kishanganj and Katihar, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jet stocks sink as investors react to suspension
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Jet Airways scrips tanked over 30 per cent on the BSE during the early trade on Thursday, after "temporary suspension of domestic and international operations" over the refusal of lenders to provide emergency funding.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Nepal's first ever satellite launched into space
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Nepals first satellite has been launched into space, which will soon start rotating around the Earths orbit to collect information about the countrys topography and Earths magnetic field, officials said here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Science/Tech
Shoe hurled at BJP spokesperson
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A shoe was hurled on Thursday at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, who blamed the Congress for the incident.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hailey Bieber to launch beauty line
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Model Hailey Bieber has officially set her sights on the beauty industry.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Panasonic targets Rs 1,000 crore revenue in India
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Targeting Rs 1,000 crore in revenue in India in the next three years, Japanese electronics major Panasonic has announced it has integrated its welding business and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) equipment business into one Smart Manufacturing Solutions company.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Kalank' gets Rs 21 crore opener, highest of 2019
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Abhishek Varman's period drama "Kalank" has registered a business of Rs 21.60 crore on the first day, surpassing the opening day collection of "Kesari", "Gully Boy" and "Total Dhamaal", and becoming the highest opener of 2019 so far.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manipur CM jump queue to vote in LS polls
Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh jumped the queues to vote in the election in the state's Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC bans Congress' 'Chowkidaar Chor Hai' ad
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh has banned the 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' advertisement of the Congress party and ordered an end to its broadcast.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
32 per cent voting in Udhampur, muted in Srinagar (Third Lead)
Jammu/Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Brisk voting was recorded on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, with over 32 per cent polling reported in the first five hours till 12 noon, but it was muted in the Srinagar constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
AIADMK lodges complaint against Stalin, Maran
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against DMK President M.K.Stalin and the party's Chennai Central candidate Dayanidhi Maran for violating the model code of conduct (MCC).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Anupam, SRK bond on Twitter over DDLJ
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher and superstar Shah Rukh Khan's jest over growing up on social media on Thursday reminded of the "cool" father-son relationship the two shared in the 1995 film "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengal BJP member's son found hanging from tree
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) A 22-year-old youth, whose father is a gram panchayat member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal's Purulia district, was found hanging from a tree on Thursday, police said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
33% polling recorded in Odisha till 1 p.m.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Nearly 33 per cent voting was recorded for the five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha till 1 p.m. on Thursday, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
87% Indians say no to workplace harassment: LinkedIn
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A whopping 87 per cent of professionals in India say that harassment prevention at the workplace is a very important trend for the future of hiring and HR compared to 71 per cent globally, a new LinkedIn report said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Poonam Sinha files nomination, Shatru by her side
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Poonam Sinha, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, filed her nomination papers from the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat on Thursday as a Samajwadi Party candidate.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal polls more or less peaceful: Vivek Dube
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Special police observer for West Bengal Vivek Dube on Thursday described the ongoing phase two Lok Sabha polls in the three constituencies as "more or less" peaceful, with "small incidents".
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Skipping breakfast may increase death risk
Brasilia, April 18 (IANS) Do you skip your morning meal and eat dinner late at night? If so, it may increase the risk of death and other heart-related problems, researchers have warned.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Being bullied at school may up mental health issues
London, April 18 (IANS) Parents, take note. If your child is being bullied in secondary school, it may dramatically increase his/her chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, researchers have warned.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dhoni chills with Sunrisers Hyderabad post match
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Despite missing the game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad here due to a back injury, Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen involved in post-match activities.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Centre for drone development soon at IIT Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) In a bid to speed up the development of drones in India, Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, Terra Drone India and the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, on Thursday announced that they have signed a pact to establish a first-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in India.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Aviation regulator asks Jet Airways for revival plan
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator has asked Jet Airways to submit a "concrete and credible revival plan" to restart operations suspended by the debt-laden airline.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sushil Modi files defamation case against Rahul
Patna, April 18 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday filed a defamation case against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his reported statement that "all thieves have Modi in their surnames".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sadhvi Pragya to file nomination on April 23
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) BJP candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal parliamentary constituency, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur will file her nomination from the seat on April 23.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC bans Congress' 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' ad
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday banned the 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' advertisement of the Congress party and ordered an end to its broadcast.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
After dull start, voting zooms in Maharashtra
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) After a dull start, voting suddenly picked up to more than triple - from around 7 per cent to over 22 per cent by 11 a.m., for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CPI-M MP Salim's car vandalised in Raiganj
Islampur (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) The car of CPI-M leader and Raiganj sitting MP Mohammad Salim was allegedly vandalised by Trinamool Congress activists in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district on Thursday in the second phase of polling for the 2019 elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Brisk voting in Assam
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Nearly 26 per cent of the electorate voted in all five of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam on Thursday in the first four hours till 11 a.m., officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Poonam Sinha files nomination from Lucknow
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Poonam Sinha, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, on Thursday filed her nomination as a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Lucknow against Union Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 33% vote in Bengal amid violence (2nd Lead)
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Over 33 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, amid several incidents of violence including an attack on a CPI-M candidate and smashing of an EVM.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Air India keen on taking 5 grounded Jet Boeings
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Air India wants to take 4-5 wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft of the now-grounded Jet Airways and may hold discussions for it with the airline's lead lender State Bank of India (SBI).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Let's make this year count: Pandya tells Rahul
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Their TV reality show controversy now firmly behind them, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya urged compatriot K.L. Rahul to make the most of this year as both get ready to play for the country in the World Cup starting May 30.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,IPL 2019,Cricket
Polling officer dies of heart attack in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) A 53-year-old polling officer died of heart attack on Thursday in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar reserved (SC) Lok Sabha constituency where polling was underway, an official said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
105-year-old votes in Maharashtra
Latur (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) Heads turned when 105-year-old Kabaibai Ganpati Kamble on Thursday reached a polling station to cast her vote in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Poll Trivia,Politics
Rahul, Priyanka in demand in Jharkhand, not Siddhu
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) The Congress in Jharkhand, desperate to open its account in the Lok Sabha from the state, is keen that party President Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi campaign for its candidates. There are no takers for Navjot Siddhu.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Women-led films not a recent phenomena: Shweta Basu
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Shweta Basu Prasad, who has featured in "The Tashkent Files", says the celebration of women-centric films is not a new phenomena as Indian cinema is known for presenting women in a progressive manner from the 1940s era.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maneka Gandhi files nomination from Sultanpur
Sultanpur, April 18 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi on Thursday filed her nomination from the Sultanpur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Before filing her nomination papers, she held a five-km long road show.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Don't let summer wreak havoc to skin, hair
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With the switch in season from a colder to a warmer climate, it is crucial to change your hair care and skincare routine.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan
Taipei, April 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck near the Taiwanese city of Hualien on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Cinema/Showbiz
Shift from kerosene to solar to improve power supply
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Switching subsidies from kerosene to off-grid solar products would improve electricity access for households still reliant on kerosene, a study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
It's curtains for 5-time consecutive Lok Sabha winners
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Four veteran politicians -- L.K. Advani, Sumitra Mahajan, Kamal Nath and Yogi Adityanath -- who were elected to the Lok Sabha on five or more successive occasions since 1998 will not be seen in the next Lok Sabha.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Maoists torch construction machines in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas on Thursday set on fire machines used for building a bridge over the Harkatwa river in Jharkhand's Giridih district.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Nearly 31% polling recorded in TN polls
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Nearly 31 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in Tamil Nadu's 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies on Thursday and polling is continuing at a brisk rate, an Election Commission (EC) official said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
US woman pleads guilty for working as Chinese agent
New York, April 18 (IANS) A US woman who worked for Air China at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport here has pleaded guilty to acting on behalf of the Chinese government by placing unscreened packages on a flight from New York to Beijing.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
22.69% voting recorded in Puducherry till noon
Puducherry, April 18 (IANS) Polling picked up after a slow start in the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday, but continued to be brisk in the Union territory's Thattanchavady Assembly seat.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Villagers boycott election to protest pollution
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Around 500 voters in Nagaraja Kandigai village in the Tiruvallur Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu boycotted the election in protest against the functioning of a polluting sponge iron factory in their locality, said an official.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bridegroom votes in Maharashtra
Buldhana (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) A bridegroom here on Thursday voted in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
14 bus passengers shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) At least 14 passengers were offloaded from a bus on a highway in Pakistan's Balochistan province and shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Manipur Governor, CM jump queue to vote
Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh jumped the queues to vote in the election to the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Major polling divide in Karnataka in 4 hours
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Low to moderate voting was witnessed in the first fours on Thursday for the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the central and southern Karnataka, an official said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Brisk polling in UP amid EVM glitches (2nd Lead)
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Brisk voting was seen in all eight of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday which went to the polls in the second phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Post DK-boost, KKR aim to push RCB to brink (Preview)
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Rejuvenated by a World Cup call-up, Dinesh Karthik would be eager to impress India captain Virat Kohli and also arrest the Kolkata Knight Riders' three game losing streak, when they lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League clash here on Friday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Over 100 bikers to motivate Himachal voters
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Over 100 bikers, from six countries and 15 Indian cities, will motivate voters in Himachal Pradesh on ways to strengthen democracy when they take part in the three-day Eighth Hero MTB Shimla 2019 commencing on Friday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Poll Trivia
Modi, Rahul, Shah urge voters to vote
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the people to exercise their electoral right as the second phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
K. Bhagyaraj is prolific director, actor: Big B
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has called director K. Bhagyaraj, who has completed 40 years in cinema, a prolific personality in the Tamil region.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Man with gas cans arrested after entering NY cathedral
New York, April 18 (IANS) A man carrying a pair of full two-gallon cans of gasoline was arrested after entering St. Patricks Cathedral in New York, the police said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
VIPs, candidates, celebs among early voters in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) VIPs, including political leaders, celebrities and candidates were among the early voters who exercised their franchise in 14 Lok Sabha seats across central and southern Karnataka on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BSP alleges fake voting by burqa clad women
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Kunwar Danish Ali, the BSP candidate from Amroha Lok Sabha seat, has alleged fake voting in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by people wearing burqa.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Democrats intensify attacks on Barr ahead of Mueller report release
New York, April 18 (IANS) Democrats have intensified their offensive against Attorney General William Barr as he prepared to release on Thursday a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into alleged collusion between US President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
EC ignoring code violation by BJP: Mayawati
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has alleged that the Election Commission was turning a blind eye to "blatant violation of the model code of conduct" by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Patralekhaa makes me proud, says Rajkummar Rao
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao has praised his girlfriend and actress Patralekhaa. He says the "Citylight" actress makes him proud.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Voting is brisk in Udhampur, muted in Srinagar
Jammu/Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) People voted in large numbers on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur Lok Sabha seat but polling was muted in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Nearly 17% polling recorded in Bengal polls
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Nearly 17 per cent of the electorate cast their votes amid stray incidents of violence in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Jet suspends operation, airways stocks tank 30%
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Jet Airways scrips tanked over 30 per cent on the BSE during the early trade on Thursday, after suspension of operations over refusal of lenders to provide emergency funding.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
95-year-old dies outside polling booth in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) A 95-year-old man died here on Thursday while waiting in a queue to vote in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Dull voting in Maharashtra
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Around seven per cent of the electorate had voted for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies till 9 a.m., officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
At 91, eight-time matronly Congress legislator battles on tirelessly
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) At 91, eight-time matronly Congress legislator Vidya Stokes continues to battle tirelessly to ensure victory of the party in all the four parliamentary seats of Himachal Pradesh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Newly-wed bride votes in Aligarh
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 (IANS) A newly-wed bride in Aligarh city in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday voted in the Lok Sabha election before leaving for her husband's house.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rahul, Shah make appeal to voters
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Thursday appealed to voters to exercise their electoral right as the second phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Brisk voting recorded in Manipur LS polls
Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Brisk voting was recorded in the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat in Manipur on Thursday, an official said here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Glitches in EVMs delay polling in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Voting in some polling booths in Odisha got delayed following technical glitches in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Facebook working on voice assistant like Amazon Alexa
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) In a bid to take on Amazon Alexa or Google Home, Facebook is working on a voice-based assistant for its Portal video chat service and other future projects.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter acqui-hires quote sharing app Highly
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Twitter has acqui-hired quote sharing app Highly for an undisclosed sum.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
FB 'unintentionally uploaded' emails of 1.5mn users
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) In a latest privacy goof up, Facebook "unintentionally" uploaded the emails of nearly 1.5 million of its users during the past three years.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
14 passengers shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) At least 14 passengers were offloaded from a bus on a highway in Pakistan's Balochistan province and shot dead by unidentified assailants on Thursday, media reports said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Scars and colour: Showbiz brings alive shades of beauty
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Decades before Deepika Padukone chose to play a girl with an acid-scarred face on the big screen, Zeenat Aman and Rekha essayed strong women with disfigured faces in films, a medium where the heroine has typically lent glamour.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
'Process on to release Pakistanis from Saudi jails'
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) The process for the release of Pakistani prisoners from jails in Saudi Arabia was underway, Islamabad's Ambassador to Riyadh Raja Ali Ejaz has said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
John Cena eyed for role in 'Suicide Squad' sequel
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actor-wrestler John Cena is circling a role in the upcoming "Suicide Squad" sequel.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Slow pace polling in Puducherry
Puducherry, April 18 (IANS) Polling in the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday progressed at a slow pace but was brisk in the Thattanchavady Assembly seat.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
TN registers 13% voting till 9 a.m.
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Polling in Tamil Nadu's 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies that began at 7 a.m. on Thursday progressed at a brisk rate and peacefully, with 13.48 per cent voting reported in two hours.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'T2 Trainspotting' actor Bradley Welsh shot dead
London, April 18 (IANS) Bradley Welsh, an actor in "T2 Trainspotting" and a former boxer, died after being shot in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 42.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple iPad mini: Timeless classic is back with a bang
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The first generation iPad mini was announced on October 23, 2012 by the new Apple CEO Tim Cook at the California Theatre in San Jose.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
LS polls: Voting on in 8 UP seats
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Brisk voting was on in eight of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rabada is a wonderkid, he is here to stay: Steyn
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Kagiso Rabada is a wonder-kid and has shown the mettle to shine on the international stage, feels South Africa and Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Dale Steyn.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Imran Khan to embark on four-day China trip next week
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a four-day visit to China next week to attend the Belt and Road Forum and hold bilateral talks with the Chinese leadership on the new phase of the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) and other issues of mutual interest, the Foreign Office announced.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) It was a cool but sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded five notches below the season's average at 17.1 degrees Celsius, the Met office said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi, BJP nervous like Congress was in 2014: Mayawati
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, saying they are nervous as the Congress was ahead of its rout in the Lok Sabha battle in 2014.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Karnataka witnesses moderate polling (2nd Lead)
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Moderate voting was recorded in the first two hours of polling in the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies across Karnataka's central and southern regions, an election official said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
US targets Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua with new sanctions
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has targeted Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with a wave of new sanctions that also further restricted travel and remittances to the three countries.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Key Indian equity market indices open in green
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Despite a muted trend in Asian markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher as the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections began with voting in 95 seats in the morning.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Vote, for strong democracy: Akhilesh
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday urged voters to exercise their right to strengthen democracy.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Polling on for Maharashtra's 10 LS seats
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Polling was underway on Thursday for the 10 Lok Sabha seats spread mainly in Maharashtra's Vidarbha and Marathwada regions in the second phase of elections in the state despite glitches in VVPAT-EVMs in some areas.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Fair polls impossible with Yogi's actions: Mayawati
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday said it was impossible to hold free and fair Lok Sabha elections if Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kept visiting temples and houses of Dalits despite curbs on him by the Election Commission.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Warner, Bairstow happy to start well for Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) A big reason behind Sunrisers Hyderabad's success this year is the form of their openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. While partnerships are mostly about balancing the act, in the case of these two, both like to take the attack to the bowlers and there is no story of one looking to play second fiddle to the other. Against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday it was the same story as Warner hit a 25-ball 50 and Bairstow was unbeaten on 61 off 44 balls.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
LS phase-II: Voting on in 8 Uttar Pradesh seats
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Voting is underway in eight parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
MNM chief Kamal, daughter vote
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan and his daughter Shruti Haasan queued up at a polling booth here and voted in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Lenders 'reasonably hopeful' of Jet stake sale success
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Hours after denying a lifeline to Jet Airways which suspended its operations for want of cash, the airline's lenders led by the State Bank of India on Thursday said they are "reasonably hopeful" that the stake sale process would succeed and determine a fair value of the enterprise.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
We showed intensity and chase was superb: Williamson
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Chasing Chennai Super Kings' score of 132, Sunrisers Hyderabad started brilliantly as David Warner hit a 25-ball 50 to set the platform for a six-wicket win and skipper Kane Williamson said that the boys came back really well after the Chennai openers started with a bang at the top of the innings.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Voting muted in Srinagar, brisk in Udhampur
Jammu/Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Voters kept away from polling stations in Srinagar city but voted in large numbers in Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur as balloting was on in the Srinagar and Udhampur Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Construction workers questioned over Notre Dame fire
Paris, April 18 (IANS) Prosecutors investigating the causes of the inferno that ripped through the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris have questioned construction workers and security staff, as more details have emerged about the effort to contain the blaze, the media reported.
2019-04-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Technical glitches delay voting in some TN booths
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Voting in some polling booths in Tamil Nadu was delayed on Thursday owing to technical problems with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), as per reports reaching here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Voting on in Bihar's 5 of 40 Lok Sabha polls
Patna, April 18 (IANS) Voting was on amid tight security on Thursday in five of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the second of seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Dhoni is better, will probably play against RCB: Raina
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in their Indian Premier League encounter on Wednesday and while M.S. Dhoni's absence was felt, stand-in skipper Suresh Raina felt that it was a good wake-up call for the team as things start moving towards the business end. It was only the second loss of the season for CSK.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Tamil Nadu CM queues up to vote
Salem (Tamil Nadu), April 18 (IANS) Voters in a polling booth here were in for a pleasant surprise on Thursday when they spotted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami queuing up like other citizens to vote.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
N. Korea tests tactical weapon: State media
Pyongyang, April 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical guided weapon, calling its development an "event of very weighty significance" in beefing up its military power, state media reported on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security
Phase II polling for LS, Assembly begins in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of elections commenced in Odisha for five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Ishant biggest surprise in 5-man stand-by list for WC
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Even as everyone has spoken about how both Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu have been gifted a fresh lease of life by being named in Indias stand-by list for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales, the one name that has missed all is pacer Ishant Sharma. Just like Pant-Rayudu-Navdeep Saini, Ishant and Axar Patel are also part of the reserves named by the Indian selectors for the showpiece event.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,IPL 2019,Cricket
Polling underway in Karnataka's 14 LS seats
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Voting was underway on Thursday in the first phase of polling for Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state's central and southern regions amid tight security, an election official said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Chennai hotel offers 50% off in food bill for voters
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) City-based Clarion Hotel President announced on Thursday that it was offering a 50 per cent off on the food bills of people who have voted in the polls for the 38 Lok Sabha seats and 18 Assembly constituencies of Tamil Nadu.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami queues up casts votes
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday stood in the line and cast his vote in Edappadi in Salem district.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to ISS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A US rocket has been launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency's re-supply mission for the International Space Station (ISS).
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
LS polls: Rajinikanth, Ajith vote in Chennai
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Thursday exercised his democratic right here at the polling booth in Stella Maris college.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pig brains partially revived hours after death
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US scientists have partially revived pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chidambaram votes in Sivaganga
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram was one of the early voters in Tamil Nadu in the Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Voting starts for J&K's two Lok Sabha seats
Jammu/Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Enthusiastic voters reached polling stations on Thursday in Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur districts of Udhampur Lok Sabha seat while voters came out in ones and twos in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Polling begins in Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha seats
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Voting began on Thursday in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnatakas central and southern regions amid tight security.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Voting starts for Maharashtra's 10 Lok Sabha seats
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Voting started on a peaceful note for 10 Lok Sabha seats spread in Maharashtras Vidarbha and Marathwada regions in the second phase of elections on Thursday morning.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Second phase of polling starts in Assam
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of polling for five constituencies got underway in Assam at 7 a.m. on Thursday along with the rest of the country, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Voting begins in 95 seats in phase 2 of LS polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Voting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Polling begins in Puducherry
Puducherry, April 18 (IANS) Polling began on Thursday in the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha seat and in the Thattanchavady assembly constituency for which by-election is being held.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Voting begins in phase two of LS polls in Bengal
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Long to medium sized queues were seen before polling booths, as voting began at 7 a.m. for three northern West Bengal constituencies in phase two of the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Voting begins in TN for Lok Sabha, Assembly by-polls
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Voting in Tamil Nadu began at 7 a.m. on Thursday in 38 Lok Sabha seats and 18 assembly constituencies where by-elections are being held.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Voting begins in 95 seats in 2nd phase of LS polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Voting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US stocks fall as health care shares lag
New York, April 18 (IANS) US stocks ended lower as major health care shares declined, dragging the market.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
29 killed in bus accident on Portuguese island
Lisbon, April 18 (IANS) At least 29 people have died after a bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
N.Korea claims test of 'new tactical guided weapon'
Pyongyang, April 18 (IANS) North Korea says it has test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon".
2019-04-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
US dollar falls against major currencies
New York, April 18 (IANS) The US dollar fell against most other major currencies in the late trading on Wednesday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Ex-Peruvian president kills himself ahead of arrest
Lima, April 18 (IANS) Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Saudi Arabia to host G20 summit in 2020
Riyadh, April 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced it will host the G20 summit in November next year in the capital Riyadh, Al Arabiya TV reported on Wednesday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Rose McGowan can't smell
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actress Rose McGowan says she has no sense of smell but "extraordinary" powers of taste.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Kalank' is drop-dead gorgeous (Review)
Film: Kalank; Director: Abhishek Varman; Starring: Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2019-04-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LS polls: Bengal sex workers may press NOTA button
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In the midst of Lok Sabha elections, a body representing about 65,000 sex workers of West Bengal is pushing for recognising them as labourers, on the basis of which they will decide whom to vote.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Poll Trivia
Kumaraswamy flays Yash campaigning for Sumalatha
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) In the heat of electioneering, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has decried Kannada superstar Yash campaigning for multilingual South Indian actor Sumalatha Ambareesh, an Independent contesting in the high-profile Mandya Lok Sabha constituency against his son Nikhil Gowda of the ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), a party official said on Wednesday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
US stocks trade lower as earnings season continues
New York, April 18 (IANS) US equities turned negative around midday on Wednesday after an upbeat opening as investors continued to digest a batch of quarterly results amid the earnings season.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Kendall Jenner didn't feel as 'sexy' as sisters
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kendall Jenner felt that she was not as "sexy" as her sisters when she was growing up because of her slender frame.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Actress Poonam Kaur seeks action against YouTube channels
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Actress Poonam Kaur on Wednesday lodged a police complaint against 36 YouTube channels for allegedly posting objectionable content defaming her.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bairstow, Warner star as SRH rout CSK in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Johnny Bairstow and David Warner struck blistering half-centuries to help Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) break their losing streak in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) as they defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by six wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, here on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Why note ban 'scams' not probed, asks Congress
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday described demonetisation as the "biggest scam" of the country and alleged that it "may have helped criminals to monetise by looting the treasury and the poor".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EU envoys meet Libyan Foreign Minister as Tripoli battle rages
Tripoli, April 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Envoy to Libya Giuseppe Buccino and his other European Union counterparts held talks on Wednesday with the internationally recognised unity government's Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala on the military escalation in the capital.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Poll official in Odisha suspended for checking PM's chopper
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday suspended a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur on Tuesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Goa BJP leader offers bizarre 'chowkidar' analogy
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) Rueing the recent trend of mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi using the term "chowkidar", former Goa Minister and BJP leader Dayanand Mandrekar on Wednesday offered a rather bizarre analogy to explain the real meaning of the word in which the chowkidar ends up getting fired for falling asleep and dreaming on the job.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No alliance talks with AAP in Haryana: Azad (Lead, correcting last para)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid suggestions by the Aam Aadmi Party for an alliance in Haryana, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday that there had been no seat sharing talks in the state.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tax raids rattle JD-Congress in poll-bound Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) A series of raids by sleuths of the Income-Tax department on those close to the ruling Janata Dal-Secular-Congress allies have rattled their ministers and leaders, leading to protests and even demand for transfer of its top official.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP names 4 more LS candidates from Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced four candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Madhya Pradesh including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vote for right candidate: Aligarh Jama Masjid cleric (IANS Exclusive)
Aligarh (Uttar Pradehs), April 17 (IANS) Trying to avoid politics, Aligarh Jama Masjid cleric Mohd Khalid Hameed appealed to the electorate to vote in large numbers for the deserving candidate.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Shah slams Congress for coining saffron terror
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday slammed the Congress saying the party had tried to defame the country across the world by linking Hindus with terror.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Party's over for people traffickers: Italian Minister
Rome, April 17 (IANS/AKI) The multi-million dollar people trafficking business is "over", Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday, claiming that the populist government's hardline approach to illegal immigration had also saved many lives in the Mediterranean due to a sharp fall in crossings.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Karunanidhi clan continues to dominate TN politics
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) When one thinks of political dynasties in South India, the first to come to mind is the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) clan of late M. Karunanidhi, which includes his extended family -- the Marans.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka: Top 5 seats to watch
Chennai/Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) With all the 38 parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu -- after elections in Vellore was withheld -- and 14 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka set for the battle of the ballots in the second phase of polling on Thursday, IANS takes a look at the top five constituencies in each state and the issues facing the electorates there.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Over 2,700 refugees in Libyan capital's war zone: UN
Tripoli, April 17 (IANS/AKI) More than 2,700 refugees are still trapped in areas of southern Tripoli amid deadly warfare between forces allied to Libya's internationally recognised government and rogue eastern general Khalifa Haftar's militia, the United Nations has warned.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Max temp dips as thunderstorm hits Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Maximum temperatures plunged as much as 14 degrees below normal on Wednesday as many areas in Punjab and Haryana were lashed by thunderstorms and rain.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka drank Ganga water because we cleaned it: Gadkari
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) It is only because the National Democratic Alliance government cleaned the waters of the Ganges that Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi could drink the river's water and sail in a boat on her Ganga yatra, said Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
AFC Cup: Minerva Punjab, Abahani Dhaka share points
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's Abahani Dhaka and I-League's Minerva Punjab split points after an entertaining 2-2 draw in their second Group E match of the AFC Cup 2019, in Dhaka on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Football
Jhunjhunwala doubts BJP getting majority
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Changing his earlier stance, billionaire investor and trader Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has said that the ruling BJP may not get a clear majority in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
No alliance talks in Haryana: Azad
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid suggestions by AAP for an alliance in Hayrana, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday that there had been no seat sharing talks in the state.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress spokeswoman rues no action in misbehaving case
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Congress spokeswoman Priyanka Chaturvedi on Wednesday hit out at the party for reinstating members who had been suspended recently for misbehaving with her at a press conference in Mathura recently, saying that "those who threatened her within the party got away with not even a rap".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deepika, Ranveer make perfect couple at wedding
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) A gamut of images of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone enjoying wedding celebrations of a friend took over social media, proving why they make one of the most loved star couples.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Three Rohingyas arrested in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Wednesday arrested three Myanmar refugees for impersonating as Indians to secure Aadhaar and other identity cards.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Two army men hurt in militant firing
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Two army personnel were injured on Wednesday in militant firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jet to suspend ops; Govt calls meeting (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Around 20,000 employees and passengers were hit hard as Jet Airways announced temporary suspension of all flight services from Wednesday night as it failed to secure interim funding for maintaining even bare minimum operations.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
More central forces in second phase in Bengal: EC
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Stating that security of voters and polling officials was its topmost priority, the Election Commission on Wednesday said there would be sufficient number of central forces as also state police for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Two Punjabi men executed in Saudi Arabia; Amarinder calls it barbaric
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Condemning as "totally barbaric and inhuman" the recent beheading of two Punjabis by the authorities in Saudi Arabia, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he would seek a detailed report from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the matter.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Politics
SRH bowlers restrict CSK to 132 for five
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) A brilliant performance by bowlers helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) restrict Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a paltry 132/5 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, here on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
BJP moves EC against other Bangladeshi actor in poll row
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday moved the Election Commission seeking strong action against Bangladesh actor Gazi Abdun Noor for allegedly campaigning for a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha candidate, even as a Trinamool leader rubbished the saffron outfit's charge.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
50 killed, scores hurt in rain, thunderstorm
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As many as 50 people were reportedly killed and scores others injured in thunderstorms, hail and dust-storm and rain that lashed Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana since Tuesday evening.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi washing feet of workers a 'made for media' event: Rahul
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had washed the feet of sanitation workers at Prayagraj in February in "made for media" event and that he had no interest or time to know their problems.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2019 polls to decide fate of democracy: Raj Thackeray
Satara (Maharashtra), April 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray on Wednesday warned the people of the country to beware as the 2019 parliamentary elections outcome would decide whether democracy will survive or pave the way for autocracy.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tatas looking for investment in J&K
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir may soon see investments by Tata Group companies aimed at reviving the state economy and generating jobs for the local youth.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Jet fails to get funds, to suspend operations (Third Lead)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Jet Airways announced that it has temporarily suspended all flight operations from Wednesday night as the airline failed to secure an interim funding for maintaining even bare minimum operations.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
AAP says no alliance with Congress
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Unable to convince the Congress, the Aam Aadmi Part (AAP) on Wednesday said there will be no poll alliance with the Congress as the two parties could not reach an agreement on seat-sharing in Delhi and Haryana in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HC order on martyr a slap for Congress, SAD: Mann
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday said the Punjab and Haryana High Court's decision redeeming the honour of martyr Bakshish Singh was a "tight slap on the faces of the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)" and asked all the past governments in Punjab and the Centre to apologise to his aggrieved family.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Modi says Congress will destroy Gujarat
Himmatnagar/Surendranagar (Gujarat), April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Congress had a pathological hatred for Gujarat and if it formed a government at the Centre, the party would destroy the state as its "first target."
2019-04-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Dangal 2019
BJP fields Sadhvi Pragya against Digvijaya Singh
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh from the Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
New BJP candidate might find going tough in Assam's Nowgong
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) Assam's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may find the going tough in the state's Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to the polls in the second phase of the elections on Thursday, after changing its long-time candidate.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sadhvi Pragya -- a sannyasi's journey from jail to politics
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a Hindu sanyasi (hermit), who is out on bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case and has spent nearly nine years in jail, was on Wednesday declared a BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Notre Dame fire: France plans architecture contest
Paris, April 17 (IANS) France will launch an international architectural competition to
2019-04-17
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Aviation issues to impact passenger growth: Report
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The growth in air passenger volume in India is likely to slow down in the near term due to the recent problems in the country's aviation sector including frequent grounding of flights, a report by India Rating & Research said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trinamool MP Kalyan Banerjee's assets double since 2014
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Trinamool Congress' Kalyan Banerjee, who is seeking re-election from West Bengal's Sreerampur constituency, has declared that the value of his assets have nearly doubled to Rs 16.69 crore in the last five years, against Rs 8.56 crore declared in 2014.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Punjab orders special survey to access crop damage
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Wednesday ordered a special girdawari (harvest inspection) for assessment of crop damage caused by untimely rain and storm in the past 72 hours.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Office space leasing at 12.8 mn sq ft in Q1 2019: CBRE
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Overall leasing activity of office spaces across major cities in the country rose by 3 per cent on a quarter-on-quarter basis during January-March 2019, a CBRE report said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rajasthan axes counsel for role in case against Rahul
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Wednesday dismissed its standing counsel in the Supreme Court after it was revealed that she was the advocate-on-record in a contempt plea filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Rahul Gandhi in Rafale case.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vellore LS poll cancellation high point of I-T raids in TN
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The cancellation of Lok Sabha elections in the Vellore constituency on Tuesday night by President Ram Nath Kovind was the result of the recent search and seizure of cash by the Income Tax (I-T) Department.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
CRPF trooper injured in J&K grenade attack
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police force (CRPF) trooper was injured in a militant grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral town on Wednesday evening, police said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mukesh Ambani among TIME's 100 most influential people
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani has featured in the TIME magazine's list of 100 most influential people.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Madras HC: Cover internal injuries in ESI Act
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The Madras High Court has recommended that the Centre should amend the Employees State Insurance Act, 1948, to cover internal injuries suffered by employees.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indonesian President Widodo 'leading poll race' (3rd Lead)
Jakarta, April 17 (IANS) Indonesia's current President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo looks to be on course for re-election after the country went to the polls on Wednesday, according to unofficial results.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Have birthday on May 12, be brand ambassador in Haryana
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) In Haryana 20,428 voters have the opportunity to be voting brand ambassadors on May 12 -- when polling will take place in the state for 10 Lok Sabha seats -- as their birthday falls on the state's polling day.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia
I-T raids intensified in Andhra after poll announcement
Amaravati, April 17 (IANS) There have been a handful of Income Tax (I-T) raids on some TDP leaders since the announcement of Lok Sabha elections on March 10.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Poll, security staff reach polling stations in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Heavy deployment of security forces has been made in Udhampur and Srinagar Lok Sabha constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir to secure polling stations and ensure free and fair polling on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jet fails to get funds, to suspend operations temporarily (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Jet Airways announced that it has temporarily suspended all flight operations from Wednesday night as the airline failed to secure an interim funding of Rs 400 crore for maintaining even bare minimum operations.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dimuth Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in World Cup
Colombo, April 17 (IANS) Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been appointed as the new ODI captain of Sri Lanka and will lead the side at the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Reliance Retail in talks to acquire Hamleys
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In what could prove to be major global takeover, RIL-owned Reliance Retail is in talks to acquire the iconic 259-year-old toy brand Hamleys.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
On Azhar, China says stand unchanged but settlement in sight (2nd Lead)
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) Maintaining that its position on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar "remains unchanged", China on Wednesday said it is "having communication with relevant parties" on the issue of listing him as an international terrorist by the UN and that the matter is "moving in the direction of settlement".
2019-04-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Chennai win toss, opt to bat vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) stand-in skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and opted to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, here on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Amit Shah promises to end BJD's babu raj in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the BJP would end the "babu raj" in Odisha if it came to power in the state.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Thunderstorm kills 25 in Rajasthan, CM announces aid
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) At least 25 persons lost their lives in Rajasthan after a severe thunderstorm hit the state on Tuesday evening, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
150 missing in Congo boat accident, 3 bodies found
Goma, April 17 (IANS) As many as 150 people went missing after a passenger boat sank on Monday evening in an eastern lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said. Details of the accident were only just emerging on Wednesday, according to CNN.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Happy DC don't have much of home advantage: Cutting
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) on a low and slow Feroz Shah Kotla wicket on Thursday and with the home team also finding it difficult to adapt to the conditions, MI all-rounder Ben Cutting said it always helps when the away team starts on the same page as the home side.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
'M-J' factor in Aligarh keeps parties on tenterhooks
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), April 17 (IANS) Muslims and Jats, who together constitute 70 per cent of the electorate in Aligarh constituency, are going to be a key factor in the Lok Sabha elections here where voting will take place on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mamata backs Kanimozhi, accuses Modi of harassing opposition
Kandi (West Bengal), April 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday stood by DMK leader K. Kanimozhi whose residence was searched by the Income Tax officials a day ago and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "harassing" all the opposition leaders.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tamil Nadu -- cradle of freebies, competitive populism
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) From womb-to-tomb, there is something free, it is said in Tamil Nadu. It becomes more visible particularly during the election seasons.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Saudi women activists' trial hearing delayed
Riyadh, April 17 (IANS) A court in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday postponed a hearing in the trial of several of the country's prominent women's rights activists detained for "undermining national security", officials said.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights
EU threatens tariffs on $20 billion US products
Brussels, April 17 (IANS) The European Union on Wednesday released a list of US products worth $20 billion to be targeted as countermeasures due to a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Low capacity, World Cup send air fares to London soaring
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Suspension of Jet Airways flights and massive demand ahead of the Cricket World Cup have sent air fares soaring for flights to London from Delhi and Mumbai.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,World Cup 2019,Sports
Give GoT twist to your cocktail with master blenders
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) It's the "Game of Thrones" season, so add a punch to the mania with some cocktail recipes inspired by the fantasy series.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why TikTok ban may not give the desired results
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With crores of people in India already using TikTok and all of them having the option to share the app with others, blocking its access on Google Play Store and Apple App Store may not produce the desired results, experts have warned.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Experts differ on Jet slots' re-allocation impact on stake sale
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Aviation experts are divided on whether the government's move to allot the now-grounded Jet Airways' slots to rival domestic carriers would impact buyer sentiment.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cairn Oil & Gas appoints Ajay Dixit its new CEO
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Cairn Oil & Gas, a vertical of Vedanta Ltd, has appointed Ajay Dixit as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said the company on Wenesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EC bars NaMo TV telecast during silence period
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Cracking the whip on NaMo TV, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday ruled that the BJP-sponsored channel cannot telecast political programmes in poll-going constituencies during the "silence period" in any phase of the ongoing elections, sources said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Fardeen Khan slams body shaming culture
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Fardeen Khan, who was trolled over his weight gain, says people need to get over the body shaming practice.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Gehlot says Kovind remark 'twisted' as BJP hits back
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made Ramnath Kovind the President ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat to balance caste equations and garner votes from a particular community.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
HC dismisses pleas against cancellation of Vellore poll
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday upheld the Centre's decision to rescind the Lok Sabha poll in Vellore constituency following reports of money distribution, vitiating the process for holding free and fair elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019
After Modi biopic, movie 'inspired' by Mamata planned for release in poll time
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Even as a controversy continues to rage over the Modi biopic, a movie "inspired" by the life of Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is planned for release early next month, in the midst of Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
Not making film on Taimur Ali Khan: Bhandarkar
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has dismissed reports that he is making a film on actor Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan's son Taimur Ali Khan.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chase away Central forces: Trinamool leader
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has asked women party workers to "chase away" the Central police forces with brooms if they do excesses, prompting the Bharatiya Janata Party to approach the Election Commission.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
49 killed as rain wreaks havoc in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) At least 49 people have been killed as torrential downpours wreaked havoc, damaging more than 100 houses since the beginning of April in parts of Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jet fails on interim funding; ops to be suspended
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Jet Airways will temporarily suspend all flights operations from tonight after it failed to secure interim funding of Rs 400 crore for maintaining even bare minimum operations, sources said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
DGCA orders safety audit of IndiGo as A320 Neo woes rise
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator is conducting an audit of private carrier IndiGo, due to recurring glitches and non-reporting of incidents with its A320 Neo fleet.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'...Weeping Woman': Spooky but hardly compelling (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "The Curse of the Weeping Woman"; Director: Michael Chaves; Cast: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen and Roman Christou; Rating: **
2019-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NPP-CPI take on BJP in Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat
Imphal, April 17 (IANS) The political fate of 11 candidates, including Manipur's former top official, a popular film actor and a Left candidate supported by the constituent of the BJP-led ruling alliance, will be at stake when the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha constituency goes to the polls in the second phase of polling on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
How Salim Khan influenced Kiran Kumar's life
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Kiran Kumar says Bollywood's popular scriptwriter Salim Khan has been the biggest influence on his life.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Himachal CM demands ban on Rahul's poll campaigning
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday demanded ban on poll campaigning by Congress President Rahul Gandhi alleging that his repeated "chowkidar chor hai" jibe alluding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi was violative of the model code of conduct.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Toppled Sudanese ex-President Bashir shifted to jail
Khartoum, April 17 (IANS) Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved from the presidential residence to the Kobar maximum security prison in Khartoum, days after he was deposed in a military coup, the media reported on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Sudan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
Malkhan's challenging task in 'Vighnaharta Ganesha'
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Malkhan Singh says it is extremely challenging to step into the 19 avatars of Lord Shiva for a sequence of TV show "Vighnaharta Ganesha".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Another EC notice to Himachal BJP chief over Rahul remarks
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti on Wednesday got another notice from the Election Commission over his "inflammatory remarks" against Congress President Rahul Gandhig.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Poll official killed by suspected Maoists in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) An election officer was killed on Wednesday by suspected Maoists in Odisha's Kandhamal, which votes in the second phase of polls on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Science/Tech
Jaypee homebuyers can sue JAL after SC order
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has declined to stay the apex consumer commission's order, which held that home buyers in Jaypee Infratech Ltd (JIL) can move the consumer forum against JIL's parent company, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL), for compensation and possession of their respective flats.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
ShareChat takes down over 4 lakh posts
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indic language-based social network ShareChat on Wednesday announced it has removed 487,000 posts for violating the community guidelines as well as terms of use.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mindtree net profit up 8.9% in Q4 at 198.4 cr
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Leading IT consulting and services firm Mindtree on Wednesday reported Rs 198.4 crore net profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 8.9 per cent growth yearly and 3.8 per cent quarterly.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
WC bound DK, Kuldeep will now play freely: Gurney
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Harry Gurney believes that his skipper Dinesh Karthik and leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who have booked their places in the India World Cup squad, will now play more freely in the remaining games of the Indian Premier League.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Seek a 'forever' relation with Wayanad, says Rahul
Wayanad (Kerala), April 17 (IANS) Reaching out to the people in Kerala's Wayanad, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday assured that them he will be with them forever.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
US moves to deny bail to certain asylum seekers
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The US administration has moved to deny certain undocumented immigrants bond hearing to argue for their release in a step that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum requests.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
11 killed in unseasonal thunderstorms in Maharashtra
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) At least 11 persons, including a woman, have been killed in different parts of Maharashtra in the past 72 hours, besides four others last week, following thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and rains, officials said here on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Kolkata CP: Political vendetta in seeking my arrest
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In a new twist to the Saradha chit fund scam, the tussle between the former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar and the CBI took a political colour on Wednesday. Kumar, in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, pointed at a conspiracy hatched by two senior BJP leaders in West Bengal to target him in the scam.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New AI system may help detect prostate cancer
New York, April 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
10 LS seats in Maharashtra to vote on Thursday
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Ten of Maharashtra's 48 Lok Sabha constituencies, including three reserved for Scheduled Castes, will go to the polls on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jio sets new 4G availability record in India
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) No other operator in the world has scored better at a country level than Reliance Jio in India in terms of 4G availability, according to a new report from London-based mobile analytics company Opensignal.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Two Telugu TV actresses killed in road accident
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Two Telugu television actresses were killed in a car crash in Telangana's Vikarabad district on Wednesday, police said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kalank': First-class performances save film (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Kalank"; Director: Abhishek Varman; Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kemmu, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Kiara Advani, Hiten Tejwani, Kriti Sanon; Rating: **1/2
2019-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
BJP fields Sadhvi Pragya against Digvijaya Singh
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh from the Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Wipro hacking eyeopener for Indian firms: Experts
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Cyber security experts on Wednesday raised alarms over the attack on IT bellwether Wipro, saying that no organisation, regardless of its size, is immune from sophisticated cyber criminals in India.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Priyanka makes breathtaking bride on Vogue cover
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas looks beguiling in her breathtaking custom Ralph Lauren wedding gown on Vogue Netherlands' inaugural Love & Wedding Issue.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Jet Airways to suspend operations from tonight
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Jet Airways will temporarily suspend all flight operations from Wednesday night as it failed to secure an interim funding of Rs 400 crore for maintaining bare minimum operations, sources said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rains, thunderstorm likely in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Widespread rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm is expected in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday evening owing to severe western disturbances that is moving eastward from Pakistan, said the Met department.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nurses' hostel gutted in Manipur, no casualty
Imphal, April 17 (IANS) A fire gutted Hostel no. 2 of the College of Nursing, here on Wednesday. There was no casualty. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sophie Turner used to think about suicide a lot
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner has said she used to think about suicide a lot after being branded fat and a bad actress.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Beyonce on thought behind movie 'Homecoming'
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Beyonce Knowles says she pushed herself hard to "go beyond great to legendary" to make "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé".
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
INLD announces six candidates for LS polls in Haryana
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) With the last date for filing of nominations being April 23, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Wednesday announced its candidates for six Lok Sabha seats in Haryana.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Chidambaram raises question over I-T tip-offs
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday wondered how the Income Tax (I-T) Department gets tip-offs regarding illegal wealth of only opposition leaders.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Cinema can help educate masses as well: Akshay
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar says cinema is not only a way to reach out to the masses but also to educate them.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rain, winds damage wheat crop in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Standing wheat crop was damaged after rain, dust-storm and strong winds lashed Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday and Wednesday. Harvesting of wheat is on for the past 10 days in most parts of the two states.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Windies rope in Ramnaresh Sarwan to mentor batsmen
Barbados, April 17 (IANS) Former West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has accepted the invitation of the country's cricket board to work as a mentor and provide batting tips to the Caribbean side's batsmen in the run-up to the tri-nation series in Ireland and the World Cup.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Barbados,Sports,Cricket
Tanushree slams Ajay Devgn for working with Alok Nath
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Tanushree Dutta has slammed actor-producer Ajay Devgn for continuing to work with rape accused Alok Nath in the forthcoming film "De De Pyaar De". The actress called him morally bankrupt and a spineless hypocrite.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh express solidarity with France
Colombo/Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Wednesday expressed solidarity with France after a major fire engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nick, Priyanka in no hurry to have kids
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Singer-actor Nick Jonas and his wife and actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas are not looking to expand their family just yet.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
East Bengal hand contract extension to Lalrindika
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal on Wednesday handed attacking midfielder Lalrindika Ralte, also known as Dika, a two-year contract extension.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Super Cup may return as season opener in 2019-2020
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The recently concluded Super Cup in Bhubaneswar was hardly a super show in the absence of seven I-League teams, but the tournament may return as the season opener (2019-2020) in September-October this year.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Are hunger, poverty Modi's nationalism, asks Sidhu
Ahmedabad, April 17 (IANS) Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he considered the prevailing problems of hunger and poverty in the country as nationalism.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP, Congress await top leaders to campaign in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 17 (IANS) Both ruling BJP and Congress in Jharkhand are still waiting for their top leaders to campaign in the state where first round of polling in the ongoing parliamentary elections will take place for three seats on April 29.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Guddu Pandit booked for abusing Raj Babbar
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) A case has been lodged against Guddu Pandit, a.k.a. Bhagwan Sharma, the BSP candidate from Fatehpur Sikri after he used abusive language against Congress candidate Raj Babbar.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Myanmar grants amnesty to 9,535 prisoners
Yangon, April 17 (IANS) The Myanmar government on Wednesday granted unconditional amnesty to 9,535 prisoners on the first day of the traditional New Year, according to an order of the President's Office.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
Parties resume campaign after EC defers Tripura poll
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Most political parties and candidates in Tripura East Lok Sabha constituency resumed their campaign on Wednesday after the Election Commission (EC) deferred Thursday's polling to April 23 citing an "unconducive situation".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Archer not in England's preliminary WC squad
London, April 17 (IANS) Uncapped pacer Jofra Archer was the only surprise absentee from England's preliminary 15-man World Cup squad, although he was named in the team for warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
S. Korean man sets flat ablaze, stabs neighbours
Seoul, April 17 (IANS) A 42-year-old man in South Korea set his apartment on fire on Wednesday and fatally stabbed his five neighbours, including a 12-year-old girl, who tried to escape the fire, the police said.
2019-04-17
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lalu seeked Jaitley's help to influence CBI: Sushil Modi
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday claimed that jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad seeked the help of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to influence the CBI in the fodder scam cases.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Fatmi quits RJD, will contest as an independent
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister Ali Ashraf Fatmi formally quit the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday, a day after he resigned from all party posts.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kerala's IBS to provide IT support to Etihad Airways
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) Kerala-headquartered IBS Software (IBS), a leading provider of new generation IT travel solutions, has signed a pact with Etihad Airways, the UAE national airline, to help enhance its operations.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ponting surprised at 'X-factor' Pant's exclusion
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting is surprised that Rishabh Pant missed the bus to the World Cup in England and Wales, but adds it will be the perfect opportunity for the youngster to showcase his talent for DC in the Indian Premier League.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
No French trees big enough to rebuild Notre Dame roof
Paris, April 17 (IANS) France no longer has trees big enough to replace the ancient wooden beams that burned in the massive Notre Dame fire, according to a French cultural heritage expert.
2019-04-17
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Himachal voters ask for tribal status action plan
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Over 2.50 lakh voters of Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday asked the two national parties -- the BJP and the Congress -- to come out with a detailed action plan on granting them tribal status, a demand pending for five decades.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
60% Indian firms worried about Internet security
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Nearly 60 per cent organisations in India are concerned that the Internet is getting increasingly unstable from a cybersecurity standpoint and they are unsure how to react, according to a new report from Accenture.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Global IT spending to touch $3.79 tn in 2019: Gartner
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Global IT spending is projected to total $3.79 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1 per cent from 2018, the latest forecast by Gartner Inc. said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
DGCA orders special audit of IndiGo as A320 Neo woes rise (IANS Impact)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator has ordered a special audit of private carrier IndiGo, due to re-occurring glitches and non-reporting of incidents with its A320 Neo fleet.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pitbull sends out love to Guru, DJ Shadow
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) American rapper Pitbull is thankful to popular singer Guru Randhawa and DJ Shadow for putting in their creative vision to create "Slowly slowly".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Chennai South: Prestigious seat lacking basic facilities
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Once represented by luminaries such as DMK founder C.N. Annadurai, Union Minister (and later President) R. Venkataraman and actor Vyjayanthimala Bali, Chennai South is among Tamil Nadu's most prestigious Lok Sabha constituency and appears set for another triangular contest like in the previous two elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bengal polls: All eyes on Raiganj, Darjeeling in phase 2
Siliguri, April 17 (IANS) In the backdrop of the controversy over the ruling Trinamool Congress roping in Bangladeshi actors for campaigning, three northern West Bengal constituencies, including the keenly-watched Raiganj and Darjeeling, go to the hustings in round two of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NASA finds new way to defend Earth from asteroids
Washington, April 17 (IANS) In order to defend Earth from asteroids, the trick is to spot the near-Earth objects first, according to NASA researchers.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
PKL: Never thought of any price, says Siddharth
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) players are slowly breaking barriers and are becoming the costliest non-cricketing sportspersons in the country. After Monu Goyat became the most expensive player in the PKL history last year by pocketing Rs 1.51 crore, the 2019 auction was not much different as Siddharth Desai caused a bidding war between franchises before Telugu Titans bid Rs 1.45 crore to take him home.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Why were demonetisation 'scams' not probed: Congress
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday described demonetisation as the "biggest scam" of the country and alleged that it "may have helped criminals to monetise by looting the treasury and the poor".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
10 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra to vote on Thursday
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Ten of Maharashtra's 48 Lok Sabha constituencies, including three reserved for Scheduled Castes, will go to the polls on Thursday (April 18).
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Open fight for Maharashtra's 9 reserved LS seats
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The contest seems wide open for the nine reserved Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra that are currently held by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Huge haul of explosives from Banda in UP
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh police and the the SWAT ( Special Weapons, and Tactics) team on Wednesday recovered a huge quantity of explosives from the roof of a house in a village in Banda district.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BJP's TN rivals: Congress on 2, CPM, IUML, DMK 1 seat each
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Of the five seats in Tamil Nadu that the Bharatiya Janata Party is contesting, it is locked with the Congress on two and Communist Party of India (CPM), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and DMK on one each.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mitsui OSK Lines to buy strategic stake in 6 RIL firms
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Japanese shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and a minority investor will acquire a strategic stake in six group companies of Reliance Industries Ltd, RIL said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lodha, BCCI stunned by Johri's mail to ombudsman
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Justice R.M. Lodha while proposing recommendations for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had put special emphasis on the conflict of interest clause. In fact, that the Ombudsman D.K. Jain has asked Sourav Ganguly to explain his position as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and Delhi Capitals (DC) advisor is due to the Lodha panels proposals. But the former Chief Justice of India is saddened how his proposals have been taken for a ride.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Titan 4th fastest growing global luxury firm: Report
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Watches and jewellery maker Titan Company is the fourth fastest growing luxury company in the world with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.7 per cent during the financial years 2015-2017, a Deloitte report said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EC appoints Special Observer for West Bengal
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed Bihar's former Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V. Nayak as a special observer for West Bengal, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC ban on, Yogi lands in Ayodhya, meets sants
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is making the most of the 72-hour campaigning ban imposed on him by the Election Commission.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Novel body awareness training to combat drug addiction
New York, April 17 (IANS) Mindful body awareness training may help women recover from drug addiction, say researchers as they find improvements in the study participants.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
39 killed as rain wreaks havoc across Pakistan
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) At least 39 people were killed and 135 injured as rain continued to wreak havoc across Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sony curbing explicit content in PlayStation games
Tokyo, April 17 (IANS) Sony is putting in place stricter rules on sexual content in its PlayStation video games, based on the rise of the #MeToo movement that took industries like tech and entertainment by storm.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Soldiers booked for thrashing of Anantnag SDM
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) An FIR was filed on Wednesday against army personnel for allegedly thrashing a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
Goa Tourism asks EC to relax alcohol sale timing
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) Anxious over restrictions imposed on the sale and serving of alcohol beyond 11 p.m., Goa Tourism officials on Wednesday approached the Election Commission (EC) for relaxation in the time limit, an official said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sohail Mahmood takes charge as Pakistan Foreign Secy
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday took charge as the country's new Foreign Secretary and called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to discuss issues related to the foreign policy of the country.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India coach should be a good man-manager: Gurpreet
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Gurpreet Singh Sandhu wants the Indian football team coach to be a good man-manager above all, as he feels that will push them to do well as a unit.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Microsoft unveils new Xbox all-digital edition
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) Microsoft has unveiled its Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for $249 which would be available starting May 7.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
List for Roland-Garros Jr Wild Card Event announced
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Wednesday announced a list of eight boys and eight girls, who will be competing in the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card event to be played on the clay courts at the DLTA Complex from April 29 to May 1.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Why TikTok ban may not have the desired results
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With crores of people in India already using TikTok and all of them having the option to share the app with others, blocking its access on Google Play Store and Apple App Store may not have the desired results, say experts.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Sadhvi Pragya joins BJP, says will contest polls
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the party office here on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Masood Azhar issue heading towards settlement: China
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China on Wednesday said the issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel was heading towards a settlement and asked the US not to force through its own resolution on the matter.
2019-04-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Modi's popularity on test as Karnataka goes to polls
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) An estimated 2.43 crore electorates will test Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity as 14 out of 28 constituencies in Karnataka go to the polls in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday amid tight security.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics