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Gouge out opposition workers' eyes: TMC leader tells party cadres
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Three days after he was caught on camera threatening to thrash and break limbs of opposition leaders, controversial Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal on Saturday was back in the news with his order to party workers to gouge out the eyes of opposition activists and replace those with artificial eyes.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gujarat children getting expired polio vaccine: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP government in Gujarat of administering expired and unusable polio vaccine to the children in state and said it is a criminal act of negligence, and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiate an "inquiry" into it.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
India's Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World crown
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chhillar on Saturday won the coveted "Miss World 2017" title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant.
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
Raje wants 'necessary changes' made to 'Padmavati'
Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst growing protest over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie "Padmavati", Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday wrote to the Centre seeking "necessary changes" in the movie before its release, so that "sentiments of any community are not hurt".
2017-11-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
87 Bengal kids taken to hospital as dead lizard is found in meal
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Eighty-seven students were rushed to hospital for a check-up after a dead lizard was found in one of the student's mid-day meal plate at a state-run primary school in West Bengal's Bankura district, an official said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
NorthEast, Jamshedpur FC register goalless draw
Guwahati, Nov 18 (IANS) NorthEast United FC can count themselves unlucky for not getting anything more than a point in their goalless 0-0 draw against debutants Jamshedpur FC in the opening round of the Indian Super League (ISL) season four clash at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
Boy ends life as father refuses to buy him motorbike
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) A Class IX student, whose body was found hanging in his room, apparently committed suicide after his father refused to buy him a motorbike, family sources said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fake currency of Rs 6 lakh face value seized in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The West Bengal Police has seized fake Indian currency notes of close to Rs 6 lakh face value from Ranibagan area of Baharampur in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Haryana CM congratulates 'Miss World 2017' Manushi Chillar
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday congratulated Manushi Chillar for winning the coveted "Miss World 2017" pageant at Sanya in China.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Young biker dead, 2 friends injured in accident
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A 25-year-old biker died and his two friends had a narrow escape after their bike was allegedly hit by a vehicle in the national capital, police said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha seeks crop damage report due to rain
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday asked all the district collectors to submit by November 25 reports on crop damage suffered due to untimely rain.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Manmohan to get Indira Gandhi peace prize
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2017, for his leadership of the country from 2004 to 2014, according to an Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust statement.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Computer graduate, accomplice held in Delhi with 1,310 cartridges
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A Bachelor in Computer Application and his accomplice, who used to smuggle illegal ammunition to criminals and various gangs in Delhi and the National Capital Region, have been arrested with 1,310 live cartridges, police said here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sharad questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, says justice not done
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Questioning the Election Commission's decision to grant the "arrow" symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United, senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday said "justice was not done" and vowed to continue the fight both legally and democratically.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shabana Azmi calls for IFFI boycott after anti-Padmavati protests
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Never one to mince words, Shabana Azmi is vocal about her distaste for the baseless anti-Padmavati protests.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Gujarat poll panel chief orders probe against controversial video
Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat has ordered the cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad to probe a complaint filed by a rights activist about a video that's viral on social media, alleging it was made with an intention to cause communal divide in the context of the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air quality deteriorates, becomes 'very poor'
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Hours after slight improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR, the national capital again started inhaling toxins as the quality of air deteriorated from "poor" in the morning to "very poor" in the evening on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Don't foresee immediate changes to GST rates: Adhia
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Saturday said the recent reduction in GST rates on mass consumer goods items has resolved nearly 90 per cent of problems and discontentment related to the indirect tax regime.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa illegal mining scam: Kamat's plea for relief turned down
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) A Special Court in Panaji, hearing an anticipatory bail petition filed by former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, on Saturday refused to grant him interim relief, even as an SIT of Goa Police raided his residence in Margao.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karnataka inks 10 technology deals at Bengaluru summit
Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Karnataka has signed 10 agreements with stakeholders at the three-day Bengaluru Technology Summit to leverage emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Analytics and Big Data, said a minister on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK (Roundup)
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa
2017-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Amidst US shadow, nearly 200 nations pledge climate action
Bonn, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst the shadow of the US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, nearly 200 nations on Saturday pledged to launch a process next year to start reviewing existing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Assam CM Sonowal inaugurates Namami Barak festival
Guwahati/Silchar, Nov 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the Namami Barak festival at Silchar, Karimganj and Hailakandi in the state's Barak Valley region.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Indian batsmen found wanting in 'English' conditions (Column: Just Sport)
By the time the sun pierced through the clouds on the third morning of the first cricket Test of the return series between India and Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens, the green top and the moving ball in seaming conditions occupied the mind space.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Arsenal stun Tottenham in EPL
London, Nov 18 (IANS) With two goals in the first half, Arsenal on Saturday beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0, gaining three points in the English Premier League's 12th round.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Amid controversy 48th IFFI gets underway on Monday (Curtain Raiser)
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) Even as the controversy surrounding the dropping of two films "Nude" and "S. Durga" from the screening schedule of the 48th IFFI continues, India's largest film event gets underway on Monday, with over 195 films from 82 countries scheduled for screening over 10 days.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Farooq Abdullah reiterates his stand on autonomy
Jammu, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending his assertion for internal autonomy to both parts of divided Kashmir without obliterating the Line of Control (LoC), National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said if India wants to get Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK), let it move towards the LoC with guns.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Man's body with slit marks found in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A 30-year-old man's body bearing slit marks was found lying under a stationary truck laden with cement bags in the national capital, police said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man held for sexually exploiting woman journalist
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A 30-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly sexually exploiting a woman journalist on the pretext of marriage for over three years, police said.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Neha, Anupama enter semis at Youth boxing Worlds
Guwahati, Nov 18 (IANS) Hosts India received an early shot in the arm when two of their boxers, Neha Yadav (+81kg) and Anupama in the 81 kg category drew a bye in the pick of lots getting a direct entry into the semi-finals of the fourth edition of the AIBA World Women's Youth and Junior Championships that start at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Russian bombers strike IS targets in Syria
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS) Russian long-range military bombers launched an airstrike on Islamic State facilities in eastern Syria on Saturday, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP announces second list of 36 candidates for Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Nov 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday evening announced its second list of 36 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Protests continue over 'Padmavati' in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie "Padmavati" continued to rock Rajasthan as protesters blocked entry to the Kumbhalgarh fort in Rajsamand on Saturday while protests were witnessed in some other towns and cities.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Media,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha receives Rs 3,548 cr under DMF trust fund
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Odisha government has received Rs 3,548 crore under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) trust fund to carry out development works in mineral bearing areas, said an official on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hundreds of students join organic rice harvesting in Bihar
Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) It was a celebration with a difference on Saturday when hundreds of students and teachers from 22 schools began harvesting of organic rice at Tarumitra (friends of trees) farm in the capital of Bihar.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Don't foresee more changes to GST rates in next few months: Adhia
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Saturday said the recent reduction in GST rates on mass consumer goods items has resolved nearly 90 per cent of problems and discontentment related to the indirect tax regime.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dyal Singh College (Evening) is named Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya, triggers controversy
Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Controversy erupted on Saturday after Delhi University's Dyal Singh College (Evening), which since the past few months has been functioning as a day college, decided to change its name to Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya. The Congress' student wing NSUI criticised the move, saying the governing board should have focused on improving the college infrastructure rather than name change.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
British rider Daniel Hegarty dies after crash at Macau GP
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) British rider Daniel Hegarty was on Saturday killed in a crash at the Macau GP, held in Macau, one of China's Special Administrative Regions.
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Motorsports
Development top priority of UP government: Adityanath
Ghaziabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will be the compound of development and religious highness, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Infosys to configure GST network for filing returns
Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Software vendor Infosys would configure the editing facility in the GST Network by November 20 to enable traders to file their three-page summary return (3B), said the GST Group of Ministers (GoM) Chairman Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Thousands march in Harare for Mugabe's ouster
Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare on Saturday demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, in what could spell the political end for the 93-year-old leader who has ruled the country for nearly four decades.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Diplomacy
India asks UN to follow democratic principles, elect Bhandari as ICJ judge
United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) India has asked the UN member nations to follow democratic principles and re-elect Dalveer Bhandari as a world court judge by accepting the global majority he has received in the General Assembly.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Protests against 'Padmavati' in Bihar
Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) Hundreds of supporters of various Rajput organisations in Bihar on Saturday staged protests against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, demanding a ban on his film "Padmavati" in the state.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Protests, resignations hit Gujarat BJP after first list announcement
Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A day after the BJP announced its first list of 70 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections, resentment built up in the party here, leading to vocal protests as well as resignations by many, including some senior party members.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Disconnect between intent of Pakistan Army HQ, troops: DGMO
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt on Saturday told his Pakistani counterpart there appeared to be a disconnect between the intent of the Pakistan Army headquarters and the troops.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
10 Indians missing since October in ship capsize declared 'not found'
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The government on Saturday finally declared that the 10 Indians who went missing after a merchant ship sank off the coast of Japan last month "could not be found".
2017-11-18
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Six killed in Maharashtra bus-truck collision
Latur (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) At least six passengers were killed when a local state transport bus collided head-on with an oncoming truck on the Ausa-Nilanga state highway on Saturday, an official said.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSF recovers heroin worth over Rs 100 crore in Punjab
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) In a joint operation, Border Security Forces (BSF) troopers and the Punjab Police have recovered 22kg of heroin in Punjab's Ferozepur sector following exchange of fire with Pakistani smugglers near the international border, a BSF officer said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's key economic parameters robust: Finance Secretary Adhia
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Saturday said India's key economic parameters and fundamentals are robust.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rajput leader alleges Bhansali 'kicks up controversies' ahead of film release
Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Amid growing protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", the leader of a Rajput group in Gujarat has criticised the filmmaker, alleging it was a "tactic" of Bhansali to "always create a controversy ahead of his film's release" to create a boom at the box-office.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Development top priority of UP government: Adityanath
Ghaziabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will be the compound of development and religious highness, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
IFFI has changed a lot, says 'S Durga' director
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Director of film "S Durga" Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, who moved the Kerala High Court after his film was dropped from the final list of 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), has apparently lost interest in screening of his movie at IFFI even if the court grants permission.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Anindith consolidates position in 20th JK Tyre National Racing Championship
Greater Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending champion Anindith Reddy swept both his races on the opening day of the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit here on Saturday to take a massive jump towards his second consecutive Euro JK 17 title.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Don't panic, H1N1 is curable: SKIMS chief to Kashmiris
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The super specialty tertiary care of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here is fully equipped to treat H1N1 flu patients and people should not panic about this as it is a fully curable infection.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Hariri meets Macron, will return to Lebanon on November 22
Beirut/Paris, Nov 18 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday after he arrived here from Saudi Arabia for talks on a crisis sparked by his resignation earlier this month.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Diplomacy
IAF commando, six militants including Lakhvi's nephew killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A commando of the IAF's Garud force and six foreign militants, including top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's nephew, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Saturday, officials said.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India's Manushi Chillar wins Miss World crown
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chillar on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2017 title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant.
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Weightlifting Olympic champion Suleymanoglu dies
Ankara (Turkey), Nov 18 (IANS) World and Olympic champion weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu from Turkey died on Saturday at the age of 50, local media reported.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Other Sports
Hegarty killed in accident at Macao Motorcycle GP
Macao, Nov 18 (IANS) British rider Daniel Hegarty was on Saturday killed in an accident at the Macao Motorcycle Grand Prix here.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Motorsports
ISL: Debutants Bengaluru ready for Mumbai City in epic contest
Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) season 4 will witness a historic moment as Bengaluru FC face off against Mumbai City FC in their opener at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football,ISL
IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa
2017-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Constantine in London to watch Arsenal, Tottenham tie
London, Nov 18 (IANS) India football team head coach Stephen Constantine was at the Emirates Stadium here on Saturday to watch the English Premier League (EPL) tie between Arsenal and Tottenham.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kirui, Ayana among top favourites at ADHM 2017 (Preview)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Reigning marathon world champion Geoffrey Kirui and London Worlds and Olympic 10,000 metre champion Almaz Ayana will be the cynosure of all eyes on Sunday's Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM), the build up of which was marred by health concerns due to smog and rising pollution in the national capital.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
India's Manushi Chillar crowned Miss World 2017
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian contestant in top five of Miss World 2017
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Miss India World 2017 Manushi Chillar, a 21-year-old from Haryana, has made it to the top five at the Miss World 2017 pageant here.
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam's "The Story of a Brief Marriage" -- a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan Army and the Tamil Tigers -- has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. .
2017-11-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Art/Culture/Books
Odisha to launch vaccination campaign to combat Japanese Encephalitis
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Odisha government will launch a massive vaccination drive to combat killer Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in 13 districts of the state, said an official on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Ranji Trophy: Pandey, Nischal put Karnataka in driving seat
Kanpur, Nov 18 (IANS) Overnight batsmen Dega Nischal (195) and Manish Pandey (238) played brilliant individual knocks to help Karnataka post 642/7 at stumps against Uttar Pradesh on Day 2 of a sixth round match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
ISL: Mumbai City FC partners Infinix Mobile
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Last year's Indian Super League (ISL) semi-finalists Mumbai City FC on Saturday announced their association with Infinix Mobile.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Google Lens in Assistant starts rolling out for Pixel, Pixel 2
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Google has started rolling out visual search feature Google Lens in Assistant for the first batch of Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mathews lauds India's pace battery
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, who scored 52, on Saturday said India's pace battery comprising Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav are top class, adding that half centuries won't help the islanders' cause.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
GES to create congenial ecosystem for startups: Amitabh Kant
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Saturday said the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which is being co-hosted by the United States and India for the first time, is expected to develop a congenial ecosystem for the growth of startups in the country.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
CWC to meet on Monday, set ball rolling for Rahul's elevation
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Congress party's highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), will meet on Monday to chart out the schedule for the election of the Congress President, that will see the elevation of Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the party's top post.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India wants Jadhav's mother to be allowed to meet him first
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday said it has received India's reply to its offer to allow the wife of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death here, to meet his wife. According to sources, India has requested that Jadhav's mother be allowed to meet him first.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
HCL Foundation's sports meet held
Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Over 350 children participated in HCL Foundation's first national sports meet 'Sports for Change' here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasams "The Story of a Brief Marriage" -- a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers -- has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. The announcement was made at the magnificent Bangla Academy here during the closing ceremony of the three-day-long Dhaka Literature Festival on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Shami injury not serious: Pujara
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) India pacer Mohammad Shami walked off the field after failing to complete his 14th over on day three of the first Test against Sri Lanka but top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara insisted that the injury was not "serious" and the pacer would be back in action on Sunday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Indian Army to conduct joint exercise with Myanmar
Umroi (Meghalaya), Nov 18 (IANS) Indian and Myanmar armies will conduct their maiden joint exercise in India's northeastern state of Meghalaya, an army official said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Sallu Ki Shaadi' dedicated to Salman Khan: Director
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohammad Israr Ansari says he would like to dedicate his forthcoming film "Sallu Ki Shaadi" to superstar Salman Khan.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Educational bodies must adapt to newer technologies: President
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Calling for an "inter-disciplinary" approach to answer the requirements of the future, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said leading educational institutions will need to adapt to the changing technologies.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Manushi wins Beauty with a Purpose at Miss World
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Miss India Manushi Chillar, 21, was named one of the five winners of the Beauty with a Purpose award at Miss World 2017 here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sitharaman stokes row after CG firing incident
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday ruffled feathers of political leaders and fishermen organisations with her claim that distanced the Coast Guard from a firing incident off the Rameswaram coast earlier this week in which two fishermen were injured.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
N.D. Tiwari becomes unresponsive, shifted to ICU
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Narayan Datt Tiwari on Saturday became unresponsive when he was being given physiotherapy and was shifted to a hospital here.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Ashes: Paine clearly the best keeper in Australia, says Ponting
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday threw his weight behind wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine, who was recalled to the Test side after a seven-year absence for the opening two Ashes Tests against England.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Moody's upgrades NHAI rating in October
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Saturday said global rating agency Moody's upgraded the issuer ratings of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to Baa2 from Baa3 in the beginning of October and revised outlook to stable from positive.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Dyal Singh College (Evening) renamed Vande Mataram to clear confusion: Governing body head
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Delhi University's Dyal Singh College (Evening), which since the past few months has been functioning as a day college, has decided to rename itself as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
NIA officials record Hadiya's statement
Kottayam, Nov 18 (IANS) A team of investigators attached to the Kochi unit of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday recorded statements of 24-year-old Hadiya, a Hindu woman, who converted to Islam.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Human Interest/Society
No arrests after woman raped in auto-rickshaw in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) Despite getting CCTV footage from a gas station of the accused, the Chandigarh Police was on Saturday yet to make any arrest in the gang-rape case of a 22-year-old woman.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple's first VP of inclusion and diversity leaves after 6 months
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Denise Young Smith, who joined Apple in May as its first Vice President of inclusion and diversity, will leave the company at the end of the year.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Playing county cricket has definitely helped me: Pujara
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Playing county cricket for Nottinghamshire helped Cheteshwar Pujara a great deal, the top-order India Test ace said after scoring a fighting 52 against Sri Lanka in the first Test at the Eden Gardens here.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Advanced satellite to improve US weather forecast launched
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) NASA on Saturday successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a highly advanced polar-orbiting satellite to improve weather forecasts up to seven days in advance.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Pink hangs from multi-storey building for rehearsals
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Pink was spotted hanging from a 34-floor hotel roof while rehearsing for the 45th Annual American Music Awards.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Can't take law in your hands: Arbaaz
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Expressing his thoughts on the "Padmavati" controversy, actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decides which film is proper for public consumption, so people should let them decide first, and not take the law into their own hands.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Kim, Beyonce spotted together at Serena Williams' wedding
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and singer Beyonce Knowles may have healed their rift as they were spotted sitting together at tennis star Serena Williams wedding.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Over 52% of participants at GES will be women
Hyderabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Over 52 per cent of the participants in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), scheduled to be held here on November 28-30, are women.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Kerala RTO gets tough on tax-evading luxury car owners
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) The Regional Transport Commissioner's office here has decided to crack down on the thriving business of Keralites getting high-end cars registered in Puducherry, taking advantage of the low taxes in that state.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Fast pace of innovation essential for success: Narayana Murthy
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) IT major Infosys co-Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy on Saturday said globalisation has created an extremely competitive environment where faster pace of innovation is a critical to success.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IAF commando, five militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A commando of the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Garud Force and five militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Saturday, an official said.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Thiruvananthapuram Mayor injured in scuffle, hospitalised
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) City Mayor V.K. Prasanth, owing allegiance to CPI-M, suffered injuries in a scuffle that broke out between the CPI-M and BJP councillors during a special sitting of the Corporation to mark its second anniversary. An injured Prasanth had to be rushed to a local hospital.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
First Test: Sri Lanka score 165/4, trail India by 7 runs on Day 3 (Roundup)
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Angelo Mathews (52) and Lahiru Thirimanne (51) helped Sri Lanka post 165/4 and trail India by only seven runs at stumps on the third day of the first cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mild tremor jolts Rajasthan
Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale jolted some parts of Rajasthan on Saturday, officials said.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Thousands rally in Harare calling for Mugabe to quit
Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people gathered in the centre of Harare on Saturday to call for the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, as moves to force him to stand down gather pace after a military takeover in the southern African nation.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Two former PAAS leaders join BJP ahead of mega rally
Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Hours ahead of a mega rally by the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) at Mansa, the Patidar group suffered a blow with two of its former members and group convenors joining the ruling BJP on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
First Test: India vs Sri Lanka Day 3 scoreboard
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard on Day-3 of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Insurgent-called strike affects normal life in Manipur
Imphal, Nov 18 (IANS) An indefinite strike called by the Maoist Communist Party (MCP) demanding the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state affected normal life in Manipur on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Five terrorists killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Five terrorists were killed on Saturday in a gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, an official said.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BCCI exploring ways to avoid Pakistan in ICC test league
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is exploring ways in which India doesn't bump into arch-rivals Pakistan in the nine-team Test league which got the green light recently from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is aimed at bringing context and meaning to bilateral cricket.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Usher's genital herpes lawsuit dismissed
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) A lawsuit filed against singer Usher, in which he was accused of failing to warn the plaintiff of his reported herpes, has been dismissed.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Moody's upgrade cheers equities, but weekly gains muted (Market Review)
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Riding on a sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's and bargain hunting by investors, the key Indian equity indices closed Friday's trade on a higher note.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ISL: Chennaiyin FC, Goa set to renew rivalry (Preview)
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Chennaiyin FCs battles with FC Goa in the first three seasons have produced plenty of drama and excitement. Think of the Indian Super League (ISL) final in 2015 when Stiven Mendoza produced magical goals in the dying minutes of the match or the last clash between these two teams in Goa when nine goals were scored, including an incredible 95th-minute winner.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
Fresh outbreak of bird flu detected in South Korea
Seoul, Nov 18 (IANS) South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Saturday said it had detected a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a farm in the country's south and ordered the culling of 12,300 fowls as a preventive measure.
2017-11-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Jesus can become next Brazilian Ronaldo: Guardiola
Manchester, Nov 18 (IANS) Manchester City chief coach Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on his club's key forward Gabriel Jesus and said he has the potential to be like the next Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sharad questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, vows to fight on
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday questioned the Election Commission's decision to grant the "Arrow" symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United and vowed to fight it both legally and democratically.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fiorentina extend winger Chiesa's contract
Milan, Nov 18 (IANS) Italian football club ACF Fiorentina on Saturday announced that fast-rising winger Federico Chiesa has extended his contract by a season, penning a new deal until June 30, 2022.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
India replies to offer on Jadhav, wife to meet: Islamabad
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday said it has received a response from India on Islamabad's offer to allow alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and it was being considered.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
L&T bags orders worth Rs 8,650 cr for Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link project
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Industrial conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has bagged orders worth Rs 8,650 crore from Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for construction of "packages 1 and 3" of Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL).
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Antibiotic resistance: 'Bad bugs, no drugs' turning into reality (Nov 13-19 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) With the growth of antibiotic resistance already complicating treatments for several diseases in India including common urinary tract infections, the country appears to be in an advanced position to immerse itself in the ignominy of the fast-arriving post-antibiotic world in which even common infections would once again become incurable.
2017-11-18
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine
Researchers find human evolution to be uneven, punctuated
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have found Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer in the Southern Iberia region, modern day Spain, long after they had died out everywhere else.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Huawei accidentally installs GoPro Quik app on some handsets: Report
Shenzhen (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Chinese handset maker and networking company Huawei is reportedly installing a third-party application named GoPro Quik on some devices without notifying the users or asking for consent.
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Technology
'Too early to say if there's Trump effect on tourism business'
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's travel ban and immigration policies might have not gone down well in some parts of the world but Caroline Beteta, the Visit California President and CEO, says it's too early to gauge the effect on travel business in the Golden State following such action.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Smaller place, less crowd mar spirit of foreign participation at IITF
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The ongoing construction activity at the Pragati Maidan fairground has marred the spirit of trade fair this year with lesser stalls and crowds compared to the previous years. However, traders were still hopeful of good sales now that the business days are over and the fair is open for common people.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,IITF-2017
Three women mowed down by train in Mumbai
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Three women labourers were mowed down by a long-distance train on Saturday while they were crossing the tracks on the Western Railway here, police said.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India likely to have conditioning camp at NCA ahead of SA tour
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will have a conditioning camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru ahead of the South Africa tour in January, a top BCCI official said here.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Human Ken Doll to play Danish Prince in Bollywood film
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves says he will be seen as a Danish Prince in a Bollywood film.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian girl dies in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Nov 18 (IANS) A five-year-old Indian girl died here after suffering from fever for a week.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Yechury insists on reinforcing CPI-M against Centre's 4-point attack
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Accusing the BJP government of launching a "four point attack" to weaken the revolutionary forces in the country, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury insisted on strengthening the party mechanism to make way for a revolutionary movement.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Prachi won't do 'mindless' shows for money
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Prachi Tehlan, who is seen as a tomboy in the new show "Ikyawann", says she can't play a "makkhi" (fly) or something "mindless" just for money.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris amid turmoil
Paris, Nov 18 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived here on Saturday after two weeks in Saudi Arabia, a stay that sparked speculation that he was being held against his will.
2017-11-18
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Made some friends for life with 'Silver Linings...': Anupam
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who shared screen space with Hollywood stars Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook", says he made a few friends for life while shooting for the 2012 comedy drama film.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Taapsee trolled for wearing short dress, replies strongly
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, a keen supporter of women's empowerment, on Saturday poked fun at a few social media users who trolled her online for wearing a short dress.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Would love to work with Sunny: Arbaaz Khan
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Arbaaz Khan, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film "Tera Intezaar" along with Sunny Leone, says that he would love to work with the actress again.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New catalyst developed to recycle CO2, methane
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change -- carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Coleman quits as Wales football team coach
Cardiff, Nov 18 (IANS) Chris Coleman has resigned from his position as the Wales national team coach, their football association confirmed.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sasikala family to be blamed for IT raids at Jayalalithaa's residence (Lead, changing into)
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Saturday blamed jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala and her family for the Income Tax (IT) raids at late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's residence late on Friday night.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China has begun feasibility study on cross-border rail line with Nepal: Envoy
Kathmandu, Nov 18 (IANS) The Chinese Ambassador to Nepal has said that China has taken the request of Kathmandu for building a cross-border railway line seriously and has begun a feasibility study, the media reported.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Twinkle Khanna speaks at UN women's entrepreneurship summit
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Writer, film producer and former actress Twinkle Khanna participated in a panel discussion on "Sparking Confidence in Girls with Stars of Today"
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Restrictions defied in Srinagar to attend militant's funeral
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A large number of people on Saturday defied curfew-like restrictions imposed by the authorities here to attend the funeral of slain militant Mugees Ahmad Mir.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Magnitude-4.4 quake hits Iran-Iraq border
Tehran, Nov 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale on Saturday struck Iran's Kermanshah province near the Iraqi border, the same area which is still recovering from a powerful tremor last week that killed over 400 people.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Turkey,Environment/Wildlife
Hillary blasts Trump, GOP Senate candidate over sexual misconduct allegations
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has slammed President Donald Trump and Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore over their alleged sexual misconduct, criticising them for not "accepting responsibility" for their reported transgressions as Democratic Senator Al Franken did in the face of recent sexual allegations against him.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GoAir's flight suffers bird hit, returns to Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir's flight G8 140 from Delhi to Patna with 176 passengers on-board suffered a bird hit just after it took-off from the IGI airport here on Saturday morning.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
From airports to seaports, ITDC cruises along
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Moving out of airports due to stiff competition from private players, the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) is making a gradual comeback with duty-free outlets at seaports.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Indian industry to chart out plan to supply for defence'
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday urged the industry to chart out a plan for the next 50 years and work with the armed forces.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Jaya's niece blames Sasikala for IT raids at aunt's house
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Saturday blamed jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala and her family for the Income Tax (IT) raids at late Chief Minister and her aunt J. Jayalalithaa's residence late on Friday night.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA visits slain RSS leader's residence in Ludhiana
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Saturday visited the residence of slain RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana and also the area where he was killed last month, an official said.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
First Test: Thirimanne helps Sri Lanka hold upper hand over India at Tea
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne hit a composed 48 to steer Sri Lanka to a comfortable 113/2 and trail India by 59 runs at tea of the third day in the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Tree-lined neighbourhood may help in reducing asthma risk
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Started experiencing breathing problems due to excessive pollution in the air surrounding your home? It is time to shift your abode to a neighbourhood with more green spaces.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Shocked at what Deepika is going through: Ruby Rose
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Australian actress Ruby Rose on Saturday lent out her support to actress Deepika Padukone, who has been threatened of physical harm over the release of her film "Padmavati".
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Politics
Patidars to hold rally in support of Hardik despite denial of permission
Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Ignoring denial of permission by the authorities, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) is determined to go ahead with its mega rally in Mansa town here on Saturday evening to demonstrate the community's support to young leader Hardik Patel, despite the 'sex CDs' on him, - in a big worry for the ruling BJP.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Apple postpones launch of HomePod speaker until 2018
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Apple has delayed the launch of its smart home speaker HomePod until 2018 and reportedly said that it needed more time to work on it.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ATK were better than Kerala: Sheringham
Kochi, Nov 18 (IANS) ATK chief coach Teddy Sheringham asserted his side was better than Kerala Blasters in the inaugural fixture of the Indian Super League (ISL) season four.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Catholic priest urges Christians to abandon the word Christmas
Edinburgh, Nov 18 (IANS) An Irish Catholic priest has called for Christians to stop using the word Christmas because it has been hijacked by "Santa and reindeer", the media reported on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Human Interest/Society
UNGA adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution on self-determination
United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming that the universal realisation of the right of peoples to self-determination was a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Three held guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) All three accused in the sensational rape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi in July 2016, have been found guilty by a special court here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trumps wedding cake up for auction
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) A souvenir wedding cake from US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania's wedding is up for auction.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Katy Perry banned from China?
Shanghai, Nov 18 (IANS) American singer Katy Perry has reportedly been banned from China over a dress and cannot perform at Victoria's Secret show here.
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Aashiqui' fame actor Rahul Roy joins BJP
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Rahul Roy, known for his 1990 romantic film "Aashiqui", on Saturday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Dimitrov, Goffin enter last four at ATP Finals
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov steamrolled Pablo Carreņo Busta 6-1, 6-1 in just over an hour here to remain undefeated at the ATP Finals and give himself a further dose of confidence heading into this weekend's action.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Huge anti-Mugabe protest begins in Harare
Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Thousands gathered in the centre of Harare on Saturday to demand the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Bhutia offers training stint to Kashmiri youth Majid Khan
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Indian Captain Bhaichung Bhutia has written to the Jammu and Kashmir Football Federation offering a training stint to Kashmiri youth Majid Khan, a footballer who recently returned home after quitting the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Kashmir,Football
'Padmavati' makers knew paper work was incomplete: CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Without commenting on the reports that the application for "Padmavati" had been sent back to the makers, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi said on Saturday the film's application had come up for review and that the makers admitted that the paper work was incomplete.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonali, Naseeruddin Shah bond over Marathi cinema
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Sonali Kulkarni and veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who will share screen space in the upcoming film "Hope Aur Hum", says they bonded over Marathi cinema.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Film industry should boycott IFFI over 'Padmavati' row: Shabana Azmi
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Saturday urged the Indian film industry to boycott the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa to protest against the threats to actress Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on their upcoming film "Padmavati".
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Computer brain training may cut dementia risk by 29%
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) A computer brain training exercise designed to improve the speed and accuracy of visual attention can help seniors reduce risk of dementia by nearly a third, suggest results of a 10-year study.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Next decade will be entertainment industry's golden period: Mukesh Ambani
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) The coming decade will mark a golden period for the entertainment and digital industry in India, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said here.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Jumanji' VR experience to work on Facebook soon: Report
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) After adding 360 videos to "News Feeds" in 2016, Facebook has now begun testing virtual reality (VR) experiences in the users' news feeds.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Hindi, Telugu, Tamil versions of 'Justice League' miss release date
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) There is much consternation and panic among filmmakers lined up for censor certification. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) rule that films must apply for certification 68 days in advance has driven the industry into a state of panic.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nearly 200 nations pledge to review plans to limit emissions
Bonn, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst the shadow of the US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, nearly 200 nations on Saturday pledged to launch a process next year to start reviewing existing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Patidar leaders give Congress 24-hour ultimatum on reservation issue
Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders have given the Congress party a 24-hour deadline to declare their stand on the reservation status for the community.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Germany puts blanket ban on smartwatches for kids
Berlin, Nov 18 (IANS) Germany's telecommunications regulator has announced a blanket ban on smartwatches for children over privacy concerns and asked parents to destroy the ones already purchased.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Germany,Technology
Girona battle back in 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad
Girona (Spain), Nov 18 (IANS) Girona FC had to come from behind here to salvage a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad and extend their unbeaten streak in the La Liga football season.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pratto open to Argentina move to aid World Cup bid
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 18 (IANS) Sao Paulo striker Lucas Pratto has admitted he could be tempted to return to an Argentine football club in January to boost his chances of featuring in next year's FIFA World Cup.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Paris 2024 unveils 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Week dates
Paris, Nov 18 (IANS) Paris 2024 has unveiled the dates of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Week for youngsters, the first major event of formal Paris 2024 Organizing Committee.
2017-11-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
'Mad Men' creator denies sexual harassment charges
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner says the sexual harassment accusation being brought against him by a former writer on his series "are not true".
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Robin Thicke, girlfriend to have daughter
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke's girlfriend April Love Geary has revealed that she will give birth to a girl.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Sitharaman's statement raises more questions than answers on Rafale: Yechury
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's media statement on Rafale has raised more questions than answers, and asked why comparative prices between the earlier scrapped deal for 126 fighter jets and the present one for 36 aircraft had not been shared.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Modi's silence doesn't augur well for India's democracy (Comment)
Even as camera-friendly and Internet-savvy Prime Minister Narendra Modi waxes eloquent on his "Beti Padhao Beti Bachao" campaign, the right-wing fringe elements openly threaten a leading actress -- an inspiration and role model for thousands of young Indian girls -- under his government's nose. Modi and his government have done nothing but maintain silence, ultimately amounting to indirect approval and further encouraging these elements.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Venus Williams' house burgled while competing at US Open
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) American tennis star Venus Williams had around $400,000 stolen from her home in Florida while she was competing at the US Open this year, the local media revealed on Friday.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Stuttgart down Dortmund 2-1 in Bundesliga
Berlin, Nov 18 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund's losing streak continued as they lost 1-2 away against newly promoted Stuttgart in the opener of the 12th round in Bundesliga football championship.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
PM seeks ideas for Mann Ki Baat on Nov 26
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people to share their ideas for his November's Mann Ki Baat.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three found guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) All three accused in the sensational gang-rape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi in July 2016, have been found guilty by a special court here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wayne McGregor and company in India for multi-city tour
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Furthering its commitment towards democratising creative arts in the country and offering Indians exposure to acclaimed international artists, the British Council has collaborated with Studio Wayne McGregor to give Indian audiences a chance to experience contemporary dance choreography.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google Glass returns from the dead as tool to help kids with autism
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Those who declared Google Glass a failure perhaps spoke too soon as it is now resurfacing as a tool to help children with autism improve their social skills.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
US military reports 20,348 sexual assaults in 4 years
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The US military has reported a total of 20,348 sexual assaults from 2013 to 2016 at the country's defence installations around the world, the Pentagon said in a new report.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
I knew he was sleazy: Affleck on Weinstein
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck says he knew that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is in the midst of a sexual misconduct scandal, was sleazy.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Moody's rating goes against people's mood: Sibal
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said the upgradation of India's rating by US credit rating agency Moody's was not in sync with the "mood of the people".
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
I'm very happy being behind the camera: Jason Hall
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Jason Hall started his career in showbiz as an actor and then went on to write and produce films. Now, he will be making his directorial debut with "Thank You For Your Service". The filmmaker says he feels qualified for his new role and has no aspiration to come in front of the camera.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Twisted interpretation of history: Challenging times for artists, filmmakers (Column: Political Circus)
At the root of the controversy over the release of the Hindi feature film "Padmavati" is, first, the saffron brotherhood's interpretation of history with a pronounced anti-Muslim bias and, secondly, the Bharatiya Janata Party's overt and covert attempts to whittle down institutional autonomy.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary
India skittled out for 172 in 1st innings
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and pacer Lahiru Gamage shared two wickets each as India were skittled out for 172 in their first innings at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka private doctors return to work; treat out-patients
Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Private doctors across Karnataka were back to work on Saturday and began treating out-patients after they called off their five-day strike on Friday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Grey shade characters work well for me: Prateik
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar, who will feature with friend and actor Jackky Bhagnani in the Hindi remake of Telugu film "Pelli Choopulu", feels grey characters work well for him.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman, Katrina's 'beautiful bond'
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar says Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and actress Katrina Kaif shared a beautiful bond while working on the sets of upcoming spy thriller film "Tiger Zinda Hai".
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Meghalaya employees to get revised payscales
Shillong, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government has announced new payscales for over 11 lakh employees, including school and college teachers, besides 23,000 pensioners.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Khana Bajana food festival to satiate food lovers with dose of music
Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Khana Bajana, a food and music festival in association with DineOut India, is going to tale place here at DLF Mall of India from November 22 to December 3 where some of the known singers and bands like Raftar and Jazba-e-junoon will perform.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Billion Capture+: Long battery, AI-enabled personal experience (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Giving birth to a new trend, e-tailer Flipkart has launched its very own smartphone, the "Billion Capture+" that houses artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities courtesy Smartron, the domestic IoT brand.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology,IANS Life
BBC investigation exposes US, UK protecting IS in Syria (Comment: Special to IANS)
A BBC expose, with graphic visuals, is quite emphatic: The US and British-led coalition forces enabled hundreds of IS jihadists escape from Raqqa after the headquarters of their self-declared Caliphate was bombarded out of recognition. This will set the cat among the pigeons.
2017-11-18
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary
19 arrested in Sri Lanka following violent clashes
Colombo, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested 19 people after violent clashes erupted in Galle District.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Plant respiration larger source of carbon emissions than thought
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Carbon released by plant respiration may be around 30 per cent higher than previously predicted, a new study claims.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Rain improves Delhi's air
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The air quality in the National Capital Region improved on Saturday to the "poor" level following overnight rain as the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. Another government department, however, placed the air quality at "moderate".
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Elizabeth II appoints first woman for parliamentary job
London, Nov 18 (IANS) UK's Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of Sarah Clarke as the new Black Rod in the House of Lords, a job previously held by 60 men since the post was created in 1361.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Google salutes Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Google on Saturday celebrated the 116th birth anniversary of renowned Indian filmmaker, actor and writer Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, famed as 'V. Shantaram', alias Annasaeb.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Inspiring story of a radical, but practical, Ireland-born nun (Book Review)
Title: Girls Are Our Future -- Thoughts of a Practical Radical Nun; Author: Sister Cyril, Neil Farrelly and Greg Dale; Publisher: Konark Publishers; Price: Rs 595; Pages: 283.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,IANS Life
Indira Gandhi's fearlessness brought out the best in her (Comment: Special to IANS) (Nov 19 is Indira Gandhi's 100th birth anniversary)
No past Prime Minister of India evokes as much passion as Indira Gandhi. Her admirers believe she could do no wrong and was the messianic leader India needed in her time; her detractors hold her responsible for creating a personality cult, encouraging dynastic politics and weakening the institutions of democracy. As in the case of any leader with a long tenure and an enduring impact, her legacy is one that will be debated long into the future, when today's politicians and journalists, who tend to make snap judgments, have given way to historians and analysts with a longer and more discerning perspective.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Night temperatures improve in Jammu region, Ladakh coldest
Jammu, Nov 18 (IANS) Night temperatures improved in the Jammu region while temperatures in Ladakh dropped to below freezing point, a Met department official said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Protesters to hold mass anti-Mugabe rally in Zimbabwe
Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Thousands are expected to take to the streets here on Saturday to demand the resignation of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Lebanon PM leaves Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Nov 18 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has left Saudi Arabia for France, a TV channel owned by his family announced on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Bihar medical college fines 54 students for ragging
Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital authorities in Bihar have imposed Rs 50,000 fine each on 54 second year students for ragging their juniors, an official said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Trump adds five judges to Supreme Court nominees list
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has added federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh and four other jurists to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court, the White House has announced.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Over 100 Rohingya killed fleeing Myanmar in two months'
United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) More than 100 Rohingya refugees have drowned in shipwrecks and boat capsizes as they fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, according to a UN official.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
India denies talks with UK for Bhandari's withdrawal from ICJ election
United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) India has shot down rumours that it was in talks with the UK for Judge Dalveer Bhandari to withdraw in favour of the British candidate, Christopher Greenwood, in the deadlocked election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Umpire Kettleborough to miss 3rd day's play
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) On-field English umpire Richard Kettleborough pulled out of third day's play between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday due to a throat infection.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,Health/Medicine
Misty Saturday morning in Delhi, 49 trains delayed
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) It was a misty Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 15.2 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kushner denies communication with WikiLeaks
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional investigators probing alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks during the campaign, the media reported.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Restrictions imposed in Srinagar
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions here on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a militant's killing the previous day, police said.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Russia casts latest UN veto, blocking Syria chemical weapons probe
United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) Russia has vetoed for the second time in 24 hours to block a UN Security Council resolution to re-authorise an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, media reports said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Trump revokes permit to import elephant trophies
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has revoked his administration's decision to lift its ban on the import of elephant trophies hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia, pending a thorough review of the matter.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
James Franco in talks for 'X-Men' spin-off
London, Nov 18 (IANS) James Franco is reportedly in talks to join the " X-Men" universe as James Madrox aka Multiple Man.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
6.9-magnitude quake strikes southern China
Lhasa, Nov 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.9 hit Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, in the early hours of Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Texas unemployment rate in October hits record low
Houston, Nov 18 (IANS) The unemployment in the US state of Texas in October fell below four per cent for the first time in more than 40 years, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Argentinean submarine loses contact with 44 crew on board
Buenos Aires, Nov 18 (IANS) An Argentinean submarine has lost contact in the South Atlantic with 44 crew on board, military authorities said.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security
New findings may improve chemotherapy in cancer treatment
Chicago, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs and to knock out this mending function may increase the potency of certain chemotherapy drugs in treatment of cancer.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Disha Patani not a fan of heavy jewellery
Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani prefers the minimalistic look when it comes to her fashion choices.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan dispatches relief goods to Iran quake victims
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pakistan has dispatched humanitarian relief assistance to the earthquake victims of Iran, said officials.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New global effort launched to end TB by 2030: WHO
Geneva, Nov 18 (IANS) Delegates from 114 countries have agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, the WHO said.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Belt and Road: Italian, Chinese businesses eye growth opportunities
Milan, Nov 18 (IANS) The Belt and Road Initiative would provide long-term development chances for growing industry sectors in Italy and China, according to professionals.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy
NAFTA negotiations: Mexico faces uphill battle
Mexico City,, Nov 18 (IANS) Mexico faces daunting challenges in the fifth NAFTA renegotiation round, which got underway here amid fresh warnings from the US.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Mexico,Business/Economy
Heidi Klum sunbathes naked
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Supermodel Heidi Klum shared a racy photograph of herself sunbathing naked in California..
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US to sell Patriot missiles to Poland
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The US State Department has approved a possible sale of the Patriot Anti-Missile System to Poland at an estimated cost of $ 10.5 billion, said the Pentagon.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Oil prices jump but post weekly losses
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Oil prices rebounded on Friday, but posted weekly losses amid concerns about oversupply, a media report said.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
China's green bond market goes to internationalization: Expert
London, Nov 18 (IANS) China's green bonds market has taken important steps towards its internationalization, an expert in this new financial sector said.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson wants children
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson is set to become a father "in the near future", as he and his husband Justin Mikita are planning to start a family.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US seeks to strengthen trade ties with African nations
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The US is looking forward to expanding its relationship with Africa in trade and investment and countering terrorism, said a top diplomat.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
'Padmavati' makers justify showing film at 'other forums;
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) The makers of "Padmavati" have rued how the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is "looking the other way" due to which they are compelled to show the movie at other platforms.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Norway apologizes to Turkey over insulting incident
Ankara, Nov 18 (IANS) Norway's Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen has apologized to Turkey after a civilian official depicted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an "enemy" during a NATO drill in the country.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security
China, Ukraine to deepen cooperation in renewable energy
Kiev, Nov 18 (IANS) China and Ukraine have agreed to step up their cooperation in renewable energy, the Ukrainian government said.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics,Business/Economy
African airlines struggle amid strong USD
Kampala, Nov 18 (IANS) Although passenger numbers are expected to slightly increase for African airlines in 2017, the carriers are likely to remain under pressure from a strong USD, the IATA has said.
2017-11-18
Category: International, South Africa,Business/Economy
Ariel Winter feels insecure all the time
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) "Modern Family" actor Ariel Winter says she feels "insecure all the time" and recalled being branded "fat" and a "s**t" during her younger years.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Navy admits involvement in obscene skywriting
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The US Navy has admitted that one of its aircraft had drawn a phallic symbol in the sky over a town of the state of Washington, a media report said.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
UN concerned over killings of Colombia local leaders
Geneva, Nov 18 (IANS) The UNHCR has said it has noted "with growing concern" an increase in the killings of community leaders and rights defenders in Colombia's Pacific Coast region.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Nicki Minaj feels invincible
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj says the support from her fans makes her feel invincible.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Karnataka to promote start-ups with French collaboration
Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Karnataka has signed an agreement with Business France India to collaborate on promoting start-ups in five areas.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Calls mount in Zimbabwe's ruling party for Mugabe to resign
Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Eight out of the ten provincial committees of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party called on President Robert Mugabe to step down, a media report said.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Nagaland legislators to meet Modi on Naga issues
Kohima, Nov 18 (IANS) The Nagaland Legislators Forum on Friday resolved to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to submit a memorandum, seeking resolution of Naga political issues before the state assembly elections next year.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Congress urges President to prod government for winter session
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the Narendra Modi government is scared of convening the winter session of Parliament because of Gujarat polls and appealed to President Ram Nath Kovind to take notice of this and ask the government to convene the session.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NIA takes over killing of RSS leader in Ludhiana
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case to probe the killing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana in Punjab, an official said on Friday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNGA President holding consultations on deadlocked ICJ election
United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak is holding a series of consultations on Friday on how to deal with the deadlock in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) election in which Dalveer Bhandari of India is facing Britain's Christopher Greenwood.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
French film 'Los Perros' adjudged best in KIFF
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) French celluloid venture "Los Perros" directed by Marcela Said won the award for the best film in the International Competition category of the 23rd Kolkata Internaitonal Film Festival (KIFF) here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Infosys to buyback shares from November 30
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd would buy back 11.3-crore of its equity shares of Rs 5 face value by paying Rs 13,000 crore at the price of Rs 1,150 per share from November 30, said the IT major on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
IT team searches two rooms of Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Friday night recovered a laptop, a desktop and four pen drives from two rooms used by AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala at late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's residence here, said a senior official late on Friday night.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I&B Ministry should resolve 'Padmavati' controversy
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Questioning Narendra Modi government's silence over the 'Padmavati' film controversy, the Congress on Friday said the Information and Broadcasting Ministry must resolve the issue by talking to both the sides.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UN eyes modest repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan is expected to remain modest in 2018, the media reported on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karni Sena founder receives 'threat' from Pakistan
Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organisation of Rajput community opposing Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie "Padmavati", has claimed that its patron and founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi has received a threat call from Pakistan.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan ready to respond to threats on border with India: Army chief
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that the military is always ready to respond to any threats across the countrys eastern border with India, including the Line of Control.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Russian strategic bombers strike IS in Syria
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) Six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers took off from Russia and struck the Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zour province Friday, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BSE Sensex to be reconstituted from December 18
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Asia Index on Friday informed that lenders IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank will enter the 30-scrip sensitive S&P BSE Sensex from December 18, 2017.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi government to form women protection groups
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on Friday said the Delhi government would form "Mahila Suraksha Dals" (women protection groups) to curb crimes against women in the national capital.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
British High Commission organises event on LGBTQIA
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The British High Commission and the Multiple Action Research Group (MARG) partnered to celebrate the recent "Delhi Pride March" through an event held here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Hyderabad airport to begin work on second terminal from February
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The work on the second terminal at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here will begin in February-March next year, said the airport operator.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Trinamool-BJP feeding each other in Bengal: Yechury
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition BJP of practising the same sort of religious extremism and communal appeasement and said the two forces were feeding on each other.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Infosys buyback offer to open from November 30
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) IT major Infosys on Friday informed that its share buyback offer worth up to Rs 13,000 crore will open from November 30, 2017.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Climate finance row persists for developing nations
Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS) With the two-week-long UN Climate Change negotiations meandering through its scheduled closing day here on Friday, climate experts are still quarreling over the flow of climate finance from the developed to the developing world.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the central government's claim that demonetisation will end Left wing extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high-value currency was announced.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Sluggish Sulu is lifted by Vidya Balan's empathetic performance
Tumhari Sulu, Starring Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Vijay Mourya
2017-11-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Every film is commercial: Sanjay Mishra
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Mishra, who has acted in movies like "Ankhon Dekhi" and "Golmaal Again", says all the films that are made are commercial as money goes into making them.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ISL: Kerala, ATK settle for a point each in opener
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) Kerala Blasters and ATK played out an entertaining goalless draw in front of a packed house in the Indian Super Leagues season four opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Delhi government Health Secretary turns approver in Goa illegal mining case
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Goa's former Principal Secretary Mining, Rajiv Yaduvanshi, who is currently Health Secretary in Delhi's AAP government, on Friday turned state approver in an illegal mining case, which is being probed by the SIT of Goa Police, a senior official said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad's JD-U faction over alliance in Gujarat (Roundup)
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Friday held talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NGT clears hurdles for construction of new Andhra capital
Amaravati, Nov 17 (IANS) Clearing the hurdles in the construction of Andhra Pradesh's new state capital Amaravati, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday refused to set aside the environmental clearance.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ed Sheeran lands in Mumbai, welcomed in traditional style
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Ed Sheeran landed in Mumbai for his Sunday concert amid heavy security and much fanfare. The popular singer was welcomed at the airport with a traditional welcome ceremony with flowers, dancers and dhols.
2017-11-17
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
India, France agree to cooperate on Indian Ocean Region security
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila last week on the security and development of the Indo-Pacific region, India and France on Friday agreed to cooperate on the security architecture of the Indian Ocean Region.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India giving top priority to pollution problem, diplomats assured
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Following deep concerns expressed by the diplomatic community over the bad pollution levels in the national capital, the government on Friday said that "top priority" is being accorded to the matter and said the conditions are "not unique to India".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Gay rights under the spotlight at LBGTI meet in Rome
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex employees of Italy's foreign ministry will on November 22 hold a conference in Rome to mark the first anniversary of the introduction of same-sex civil unions here, the ministry's LBGTI association Globe-MAE announced.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Air quality in Delhi improves, NGT defers decision on odd-even (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After a long period of heavy pollution, the air quality in the National Capital Region on Friday improved to "poor" category as concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) deferred to Tuesday hearing on the Delhi government's plea on exemptions on the odd-even traffic scheme.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Nothing in 'Padmavati' that hurts Rajput pride: Rajat Sharma
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) There is not a single scene, dialogue or sequence in "Padmavati" that may hurt Rajput pride, senior journalist Rajat Sharma said on Friday after watching the movie.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Australia recall stumper Paine for opening two Ashes Tests
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday raised a few eyebrows by recalling wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine after a seven-year absence from Test cricket for the first two Ashes Tests against England in Brisbane and Adelaide.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Moody's ratings proof of growing capitalism in India: Yechury
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Criticising India's sovereign rating upgrade by the global agency Moody's Investors Service, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the improved ratings signify the beneficial atmosphere for the international capitalist groups under the Narendra Modi regime.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Libyan advisory body eyes polls in six months
Tripoli, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Libya's High Council of State may propose holding elections within six months if the country's rival political factions fail to reach an accord, the advisory body's President Abdul Rahman al-Swehli said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Iraq re-takes last IS-held town
Baghdad, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Iraqi forces aided by the US-led coalition on Friday re-took Rawa -- the last Islamic State foothold in Iraq, the Iraqi army and the US special presidential envoy to the coalition Brett McGurk announced.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress charge on Rafale deal politically motivated: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The government on Friday rejected Congress' allegations of irregularities in the deal for buying 36 Rafale fighter jets, with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and two other Union Ministers calling the charges "politically motivated and false".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Lebanon's FM in Moscow for talks with counterpart
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil was due on Friday to hold talks with Sergei Lavrov and afterwards to hold a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart, Lebanese news agency Nna reported.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
India-France ties not limited to bilateral context: Modi
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that ties between India and France are not limited to the bilateral context alone but extend to regional and global issues as well.
2017-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Bengal man held with fake Rs 2,000 notes
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A 54-year-old man from West Bengal has been arrested here with fake currency of Rs 2,000 denomination having face value of over Rs 6 lakh, police said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Karnataka doctors end strike on court directive, government assurance
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Private doctors in Karnataka on Friday called off their five-day-long strike on a high court directive and the state government's assurance to modify provisions in the amendment bill on the functioning of private hospitals across the state.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
I don't see any immediate recovery of our economy in sight: Manmohan Singh
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a hard-hitting speech against the Narendra Modi government, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the three-and-a-half year rule has ruined all sectors and also created a wedge in the secular credentials of India.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad-led JD-U over alliance in Gujarat
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Congress party is in talks with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC asks states, UTs to curb use of pet coke and furnace oil
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked all the states and Union Territories to consider enforcing the decision of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) prohibiting the use of pet coke and furnace oil by the industry in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
SC tells NRI to approach Constitution Bench on Aadhaar linking
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed an NRI to approach the Constitution Bench, scheduled to hear a challenge to Aadhaar validity, regarding his challenge to amendments in rules against money laundering to facilitate linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar numbers.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Police officer, militant killed in Srinagar gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) A middle rung police officer and a militant were killed on Friday in a gunfight in summer capital Srinagar, police said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab offers programme to connect NRIs with their roots
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Friday approved the "Connect with Your Roots" (CYR) programme to reach out to youngsters of Punjabi origin settled in other countries.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Andhra seeks Gates' help in agriculture, health
Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has sought the cooperation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in areas of agriculture, nutrition, health and sanitation.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
NATO apologizes after Turkish leader listed as enemy during military drill
Brussels, Nov 17 (IANS) The Secretary-General of NATO was forced to issue an apology to Turkey's President on Friday after it was revealed that his name had been included on a list of enemies used for a military drill in Norway.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump administration to ask for another $45 bn in disaster relief
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The White House reportedly plans to request about $45 billion in additional aid from Congress on Friday for disaster-hit areas, including Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Kadvi Hawa' not an art film: Ranvir Shorey
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Ranvir Shorey says that his forthcoming movie "Kadvi Hawa", which deals with the issue of climate change, is not an art film.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EC asks Tripura officials to be ready for February polls
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team that visited Tripura on Thursday and Friday asked the state officials to make all preparations in place for the next assembly polls, due in February next year.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
CISF to patrol 'dark areas' at Delhi Metro stations
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In the wake of an incident of molestation inside a metro station, the CISF on Friday issued a direction for its quick reaction teams (QRTs), including women commandos, to increase patrols in the dark and un-manned areas inside Delhi Metro stations.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asia-Pacific countries look to collaboratively develop satellites
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the national space agencies of the Asia-Pacific region are looking towards collaboratively developing small and cube satellites, a senior Indian space official said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Lineker, Komandnaya to conduct 2018 World Cup draw
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) Former English striker Gary Lineker has been chosen to conduct the 2018 World Cup Final Draw scheduled for December 1 at Moscow's Kremlin Palace, world football's governing body FIFA announced on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
SRK's banner to make series for Netflix
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's banner Red Chillies Entertainment has partnered with Netflix to bring out a multilingual series based on the book "Bard of Blood".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 drug addicts jump off moving train; 2 dead
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Two youths were killed and a third was seriously injured on Friday after they allegedly jumped off a moving train in Punjab's Mansa district, police said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India giving top priority to pollution problem, diplomats assured
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Following concerns expressed by the diplomatic community over the record-breaking pollution levels in the national capital, the government on Friday said "top priority" is being accorded to the matter.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
India's October domestic air passenger traffic up 20%
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 104.51 lakh in October -- up 20.52 per cent -- from 86.72 lakh reported for the corresponding month of 2016, official data showed on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Purchase of more Rafales was raised by France last month: Defence Minister
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The issue of purchase of more Rafale fighter jets was raised when the Indian and French Defence Ministers met here last month, but India has not given any answer yet, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
GoAir adds 30 flights, launches fares at Rs 1,212
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir on Friday said it will operate 22 additional flights on new routes, along with increasing the frequencies by eight flights on existing routes, during the winter schedule effective from November 23.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Anti-'Padmavati' protesters force closure of Chittorgarh fort
Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Entry to the famous Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan was closed on Friday as a few thousand people sat on dharna outside the main gate to protest Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie "Padmavati", which many claim distorts historical facts.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
IS suicide bombing kills 35 civilians in eastern Syria
Damascus, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 35 civilians were killed on Friday by an Islamic State suicide bombing in eastern Syria, pro-government Sham FM radio reported.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CBI books Delhi NGO for Rs 90 crore fund misuse
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against Delhi-based NGO Advantage India, its owner Deepak Talwar, a famous corporate lobbyist, and four others for misusing Rs 90.72 crore donations from two defence and aviation firms -- MBDA and Airbus SAS.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bill Gates recalls first meeting with Naidu 20 years ago
Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft Founder Bill Gates on Friday said he was really excited at meeting Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for the first time over 20 years ago.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bihar announces reservation in farmer co-op body elections
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday announced reservation in elections to the more than 500 Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) of farmers in rural areas of the state.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
EPCA writes to Delhi government, stresses on augmented public transport
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court-monitored Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) for NCR on Friday wrote to the Delhi government and stressed the need for augmented public transport system and collaborative action to curb pollution.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Future growth will help cut Indian government debt: Moody's
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India's sovereign credit rating upgrade by Moody's has been based on the belief that the recent economic reform measures will bolster the country's growth potential leading to a decline in government debt, the US ratings agency said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Woman with anti-Trump sticker on truck arrested
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The driver of a pickup truck featuring an expletive-filled message to US President Donald Trump has been arrested -- over an outstanding warrant.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Punjab, Haryana procure 238 lakh tonne paddy
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 238 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Australian government scholarships for 52 Indian students: Envoy
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Australian envoy Harinder Sidhu on Friday announced that 52 Indian students will be offered the Australian governments prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour scholarships and Fellowships for 2018.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
EPCA writes to Delhi government, stresses on augmented public transport
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court-monitored Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) for NCR on Friday wrote to the Delhi government and stressed the need for augmented public transport system and collaborative action to curb pollution.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Nitish gets JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol, Sharad faction says battle on (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Putting an end to an over three-month-old battle between the two warring factions of the Janata Dal United (JD-U), the Election Commission of India (EC) on Friday granted the "Arrow" symbol to the Nitish Kumar faction.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moroccan Princess Lalla Hasnaa co-chairs UN session on education
Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS/MAP) Princess Lalla Hasna, Moroccan King Mohammed VI's youngest sister and chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection, co-chaired a high-level session on Education Day held here under the theme "Global partnerships to combat climate change through education".
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Pinarayi Vijayan's angry brush with the media
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday had an angry brush with the media, literally.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Politics
Decision on Parliament's Winter Session soon: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is not running away from facing Parliament and it would soon take a call on holding the Winter Session, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the Central government's claim that demonetisation will end Left Wing Extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high value currency was announced.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
ISL: NorthEast United aim cautious start against Jamshedpur (Preview)
Guwahati, Nov 17 (IANS) Caution is the buzzword for NorthEast United FC coach Joao de Deus as his team opens the campaign against Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League encounter at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
28-year-old brain dead gives life to three
Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) A 28-year-old Assistant Professor of architecture at a renowned institute in Gurugram gave a new lease of life to three people on Friday after his family agreed to donate his five organs -- liver, corneas and both kidneys.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Vancouver Film School to open campus in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The Vancouver Film School (VFS) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Telangana government to create its satellite campus in Hyderabad.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Cochin to have maritime excellence centre, ship repair facility
Cochin, Nov 17 (IANS) In a bid to boost India's shipping sector, Union Minister of Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced setting up of a Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) and also laid the foundation stone for Cochin shipyard's Rs 970-crore International Ship Repair Facility here.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
BJP announces Gujarat first list, includes 5 Congress defectors (Roundup)
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday virtually renominated all its sitting MLAs in Gujarat in the first list of 70 candidates it declared while giving tickets to five of the Congress MLAs who defected to it in August.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BMS seeks equal pay for equal work
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Hundreds of RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) members on Friday protested against the Centre demanding, among other things, equal pay for equal work as well as regularization of contract workers.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Jazeera launches Kuwait-Hyderabad flight, to connect 3 more cities
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Kuwait's leading low-cost airline Jazeera Airways, which connected to India by launching daily flights to Hyderabad from Friday, will add Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kochi to its network from January next year.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
IndiGo takes delivery of first ATR 72-600 aircraft
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Budget carrier IndiGo on Friday took delivery of its first turbo-prop ATR 72-600 aircraft.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre opposes plea against Asthana's appointment as CBI Special Director
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it was opposing the plea by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Special Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Draft notification on foreign bank branch conversion to Indian subsidiary
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A draft notification was issued on Friday regarding tax exemption for capital gains arising from conversion of the branch of any foreign bank into an Indian subsidiary, inviting comments by stakeholders on the matter.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two criminals, juvenile arrested for Rohini murder
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Police said on Friday they have arrested two notorious criminals and a juvenile accomplice over the murder of an undertrial prisoner in Delhi's Rohini court.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soon, India-Japan to jointly explore the moon
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Asserting that the relationship between the space agencies of India and Japan has had a "visible change", the Indian Space Research Organisation chief on Friday said the countries are working towards a joint lunar mission soon.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) which it said left two civilians dead.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Odisha urges Centre to resolve Mahanadi water dispute
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating his demand that a tribunal be set up urgently to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Security forces bust militant hideout in Kashmir
Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) Security forces on Friday busted a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district and seized arms and ammunition.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
These modified postures are safe, beneficial for expecting moms (Nov 17 is World Prematurity Day)
This Prematurity Day, lets bring everyone's attention to how crucial the issue of premature birth is. Its been a leading cause of death in children below the age of five. Babies born too early are more prone to have long-term health issues.
2017-11-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Punjab approves setting up SOG to check militant threats
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet on Friday approved the creation of a Special Operations Group (SOG) to check militant threats.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Congress' charge on Rafale deal politically motivated: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Rejecting the Congress's allegations of irregularities in the Rafale fighter jet deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government had to go for emergency procurement, adding it is cheaper than under an earlier unconcluded deal.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Padmavati' makers deny postponement
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The makers of "Padmavati" on Friday denied speculation that the release of the epic drama is being deferred. It will release as scheduled on December 1.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Shiv Sena 'donates' for farmers, embarrasses BJP
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Friday donated Rs 2 crore to the Chief Minister's Farmers Relief Fund to be used for the welfare of the farming community, embarrassing ruling ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Mugabe makes first public appearance after military takeover (Roundup)
Harare, Nov 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare on Friday in his first public appearance since a takeover by the military two days ago had led to his seeming house arrest.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India unveil strong 10-member squad for women's Youth World Championship
Guwahati, Nov 17 (IANS) India unveiled a strong 10-member contingent to lead the countrys charge in the AIBA Womens Youth World Boxing Championship, starting here on Sunday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
10-year-old gangraped for months in MP
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl was gangraped here many times in the last few months by three men, who took the help of a woman to lure her each time. The four have been arrested, police said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab nod to forfeiture of properties of drug offenders
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet on Friday gave its nod for enactment of 'Punjab Forfeiture of Illegally Acquired Property Act, 2017' to enable attachment, seizure and forfeiture of properties of drug offenders.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Having a pet dog can lower heart disease risk
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Are you a dog lover? Your care and compassion for pets, especially dogs, can help you stay away from heart diseases.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
GenY Medium to launch operations in Canada
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Digital marketing firm, GenY Medium, will start its overseas operations with Toronto, Canada.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Ex-Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in jail
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS) The former "boss of bosses" of the Cosa Nostra -- Sicily's notorious mafia -- who was believed to have been responsible for over 150 murders died at a hospital in Italy on Friday, leaving behind a blood-soaked legacy of violence and organised crime.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stage set for JK Tyre National Racing Championship finale (Preview)
Greater Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) The 20th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship is poised for a spectacular finish, with Anindith Reddy and Chittesh Mandody looking strong favourites to run away with the Euro JK 17 and LGB 4 titles at the Buddh International Circuit here over the weekend.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Congress election committee holding talks with PAAS, Alpesh Thakore
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party's Central Election Committee (CEC) is holding hectic meetings with senior Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and also with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi, to decide on the candidates for the Gujarat Assembly election first list.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Madhuri excited to give lessons via dance service
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Bollywood's dancing queen Madhuri Dixit-Nene is looking forward to teaching dance through a new dance service.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bonn climate talks: Row persists over finances for developing nations
Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS) With the two-week-long UN Climate Change negotiations meandering through its scheduled closing day here on Friday, climate experts are still quarreling over the flow of money from the developed to the developing world for smooth transition to clean energy.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Will take time to find a new star after Bolt: British sprint legend
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) British 100 metre sprint legend Linford Christie feels the racing fraternity gave too much importance to sprint greats Usain Bolt and Mo Farah and failed to identify the next in line to whom the baton could be passed.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Ranji Trophy: Nischal, Agrawal hand Karnataka solid start
Kanpur, Nov 17 (IANS) Karnataka rode on brilliant half-century knocks from batsmen Mayank Agarwal (90) and Dega Nischal (90 not out) to post 327/3 against Uttar Pradesh on Day 1 of the sixth round at the Ranji Trophy.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Mukul Roy moves Delhi HC against phone tapping
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy, who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against the West Bengal government for allegedly tapping his telephones.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Run agriculture like business to transform economy: Bill Gates
Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft Co-founder and Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, on Friday called for running the agriculture sector like business, saying this will be a key element in the recipe for India's economic transformation.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Education
Amjad Ali Khan awarded for excellence in Indian classical music
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Veteran Sarod player Amjad Ali Khan has been conferred with the Dayawati Modi Award for his contribution to Indian classical music.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Decision on Russia's participation in Winter Olympics on December 5
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee on Friday announced that its Executive Board will on December 5 announce its decision on the participation of Russian athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Koreas PyeongChang.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Soul in ghazals will remain forever: Talat Aziz
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Ghazal maestro Talat Aziz says a lot has changed in the music world, but the soul of ghazals remains intact.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Padmavati' stir: Chittorgarh fort shut down, Mumbai police issues warning (Round-up)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The stir over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" continued on Friday with the entry to the famous Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan getting closed. On the other hand, Mumbai police issued a warning to individuals and groups against taking the law into their hands while registering their objection about the historical film.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dress up like a true Ed Sheeran fan for his concert
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) International singer Ed Sheeran is going to perform in India on Sunday and while you are gearing up for his "Divide Tour", don't forget to dress like his true fan in order to impress him.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Odisha government seeks C-DAC Regional Centre
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the Centre for setting up a Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Regional Centre at Bhubaneswar.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Technology
Raghu Dixit loves original music
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Singer-composer Raghu Dixit says he refuses to sing covers on stage.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CBI arrests MCD junior engineer for taking bribe
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The CBI on Friday said it has arrested a junior engineer in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation for receiving bribe from the complainant for not demolishing his property.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nearly 1,500 athletes to attend taekwondo championship
Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) A total of 1,485 athletes will compete in an international taekwondo tournament this month in Yogyakarta province of Indonesia, the organising committee announced on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
CM misrepresented facts on port's coal-handling expansion: Goa Congress
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress Goa unit on Friday accused Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of "misrepresenting" facts on the proposed expansion of the coal handling facilties at the state's only major port.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
ICAO carries out 'Universal Safety Oversight Audit' of India
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has carried out an audit of India's civil aviation safety system and procedures.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rijiju slams Congress over Rafale deal
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Amid the slugfest between ruling BJP and the Congress on the Rafale aircraft deal, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday criticised the Congress-led UPA government's "irresponsible" attitude towards strengthening Indian defence forces.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Drug-resistant organisms causing spike in infectious diseases'
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Multi Drug Resistant organisms that cause deadly infections are spreading resulting in community-acquired infections, reveals a new study by city's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SRGH).
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Sridhar hails Pujara's fighting knock in testing conditions
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) For India fielding coach R. Sridhar, Pujara's unbeaten 47 off 102 balls in testing conditions against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens is one of the finest he has seen from the Test specialist.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Stressed? You could be making risky decisions
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) If you are going through stressful circumstances, it is advisable that you reconsider your decisions once again. People usually tend to make risky and abnormal decisions under chronic stress, a new study has found.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Rouge Aubameyang causing trouble for Borussia Dortmund
Berlin, Nov 17 (IANS) Bad news doesn't seem to end for 2012 German football Champion Borussia Dortmund. While the side lost the lead in the Bundesliga and is in danger of being eliminated in the Champions League as early as after the group stage, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was suspended by coach Peter Bosz for the Bundesliga game against VfB Stuttgart.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Padmavati': Mumbai police warns 'adventurous' protestors
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) As opposition and threats to the upcoming film "Padmavati" continue, Mumbai Police on Friday issued a stern warning to "adventurous" protestors.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security
Will approach SC against AAP government over cess non-utilisation: BJP
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Accusing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of misleading the public over pollution in the NCR, the BJP on Friday said it will approach the Supreme Court over non-utilisation of green cess by the AAP government and thus "violating" court order.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Man held for molesting two women sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A court here on Friday sent a man arrested for molesting two women, including a journalist, at a Metro station to 14 days judicial custody.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Building safer roads at outset effective way to tackle fatal crashes: WB
Greater Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) Building safer roads at the outset, instead of the traditional approach of removing road defects after fatal crashes have occurred, is a more cost-effective and comprehensive approach to reducing number of road accidents, a senior World Bank official said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Doing daily chores can help older women live longer
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) Completing the chores and errands of daily life may help older women, above the age of 65, in reducing their mortality risk, as older people expend more energy doing the same kinds of activities they did when younger, says a study.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
59% millennials would like to have a planned marriage: Survey
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Majority of millennials in India are open to finding love but want to get married after family's approval, reveals a survey which found that as many as 59 per cent of respondents would like to initiate, but would like to get family approval before they wed.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
HC quashes AAP leader's plea against summons
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging an order of a court in Punjab's Fazilka town in which senior AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira was summoned earlier in connection with a drugs case.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian October domestic air passenger traffic up 20%
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 104.51 lakh in October -- up 20.52 per cent -- from 86.72 lakh reported for the corresponding month of 2016, official data showed on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre to observe 'Qaumi Ekta Week' from Sunday
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The government on Friday said it will observe "Qaumi Ekta Week" (National Integration Week) from Sunday to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony, national integration and pride in vibrant, composite culture and nationhood.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating, boosts sentiments (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Boosting investor sentiments, US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa3 after 13 years, a development Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said was "an extremely encouraging" global recognition of the structural reforms of last three years. India Inc too lauded it.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Foster mother arrested in death of 3-year-old Indian girl in US
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The foster mother of Sherin Mathews, a three-year-old Indian girl who was found dead in a ditch last month in the US states of Texas, has been arrested on the charge of child endangerment.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Moody's upgrade, inflow of funds lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Friday closed in the green for the second consecutive session riding on a sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kashmiri footballer quits militancy, Army calls him 'brave'
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a young footballer whose decision to join the LeT stunned Kashmirs, has given up militancy, the Army announced on Friday, with the 20-year-old making a brief appearance at a press conference here.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Porus' will break the norms: Actor Laksh Lalwani
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Historical drama show "Porus", which aims to depict the story of Greek conqueror Alexander and Indian defender Porus, will make detractors of television content sit up and take notice of the new benchmarks it will set, says the show's lead actor Laksh Lalwani.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Saturday potentially decisive in La Liga
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Saturday sees a potentially decisive day in the Spanish La Liga as FC Barcelona travel to play Leganes, while Atletico Madrid entertain Real Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Government's good work led to Moody's upgradation: India Inc
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Echoing the government's views, Indian industry on Friday said Moody's sovereign rating upgrade was in sync with the various government reform measures over the last three-to-four years.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala to support private IT incubators and accelerators
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) The Kerala government on Friday approved support for private entities and tie-ups with reputed national and international agencies for setting up incubators and accelerators in the state, said a top IT official.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
India, China discuss border affairs
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In the wake of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam region in Bhutan earlier this year, officials from both sides discussed border-related issues at the 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China Border Affairs in Beijing on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Judiciary has turned a blind eye: Sanal Sasidharan
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) In what could be seen as a severe blow to Sanal Sasidharan's judicial battle to make the I & B ministry and the IFFI accountable for ousting his film "S Durga", the Kerala High Court on Friday postponed the filmmaker's hearing to Monday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Days like these bring the team together: India fielding coach
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) India fielding coach R. Sridhar on Friday said rain-affected days like the first and second days of the ongoing first cricket Test against Sri Lanka bring the team together, especially in such adverse conditions as the team finds itself in at the moment.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Police officer killed, militant arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) A police officer was killed and a militant was arrested during a gunfight on the outskirts of Srinagar on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mumbai police warns protestors against being 'adventurous' on 'Padmavati'
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Mumbai police has warned individuals and groups against taking the law into their hands while protesting against Leela Bhansali's upcoming film "Padmavati."
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
EC grants JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol to Nitish faction
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the "real party" and hence entitled to use the party's "Arrow" poll symbol.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP announces Gujarat first list, includes 5 defecting Congress MLAs
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections, giving tickets to five of the 14 defecting Congress MLAs.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India, France agree to cooperate on Indian Ocean region security
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila last week on the security and development of the Indo-Pacific region, India and France on Friday agreed to cooperate on the security architecture of the Indian Ocean region.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
We won't be getting too comfortable: Sri Lanka coach Pothas
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka are happy to be in the driver's seat after the second day of the first cricket Test against India here, but coach Nic Pothas said they won't be getting too carried away with three days of play still to go and India being a top side.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Now book Uber from your laptop in India
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Global ride-hailing platform Uber on Friday launched a light web-based version of Uber -- m.uber.com -- in India that will help people book their rides from computers or tablets.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
15 patients die after Patna hospital's junior doctors strike work
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 15 patients died after more than 500 junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here went on a strike to protest an assault by a deceased patient's attendants, hospital officials said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
'iPhone X' now available on Airtel's online store
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Friday announced the availability of fresh stocks of Apples "super premium" "iPhone X" on its online store.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Prefer good season over retaining Champions League: Kroos
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Real Madrid key midfielder Toni Kroos has said he prefers to have a good season with the club over retaining their Champions League title.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Moody's upgrade lifts equities, bank stocks zoom (Fourth Lead, correcting headline and intro)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, Eurasian Economic Union for early start to FTA talks
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India has had talks with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on starting negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), the Indian Commerce Ministry said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India among 19 countries joining hands for sustainable biofuels
Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for sustainable biofuels, India and 18 other countries -- representing half of the global population and 37 per cent of the global economy -- have launched a platform that aims to scale up low-carbon bio-economy.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
RCOM-GCX sends 'Cease & Desist' notice to competitors
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Integrated telecommunications service provider RCOM-Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) on Friday said it has sent a 'Cease & Desist notice and/or injunction to a number of competitors in India, after learning from its enterprise customers that these competitors are carrying out an illegal and malicious campaign, spreading misinformation and wrongly implying that Reliance Enterprise Voice Services will shortly be discontinued.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Court rejects hawala dealer Wani's bail plea
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A court here on Friday dismissed the bail plea of alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani, arrested in a money laundering case.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zidane demigod for French football: Varane
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane said his club coach Zinadine Zidane has been a demigod for the French football.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Madras HC upholds 2-year jail to Natarajan, three others
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday confirmed the two-year jail term awarded to M. Natarajan, husband of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, for evasion of customs duty on the import of a luxury car.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
We facilitated Majid's return: Army
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) The Army said on Friday that Majid Khan, a footballer who joined the militants over a week ago, has decided to return home and that the military merely facilitated his decision.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Lupt' is a beautiful film, says Niki Aneja Walia
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Niki Aneja Walia, who will next be seen in an upcoming film "Lupt", says it is a beautiful story.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of China Open
Fuzhou (China), Nov 17 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the China Open World Superseries Premier here on Friday losing her quarter-finals match to China's Gao Fangjie.
2017-11-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Toyota, Suzuki to produce electric vehicles for India market by 2020
New Delhi/Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) Global automobile majors Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation will join hands to produce electric vehicles (EVs) for the India market by 2020.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Justice League': Suffers from Super Heroes' fatigue (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2
Film: "Justice League"; Director: Zack Snyder; Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Ciaran Hinds, Amber Heard, Joe Morton, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Ingvar Sigurdsson, David Thewlis, Sergi Constance; Rating: **1/2
2017-11-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
When digital and pop art amalgamated
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Giving art a modern twist, here is an exhibition that brings digital art and pop art under the same roof, creating a new form of art.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Government rolls out daily drug regimen for TB
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Health Ministry on Friday said it has changed the treatment strategy for Tuberculosis (TB) from thrice a week to daily drug regimen using fixed dose combinations (FDC).
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mahesh Bhatt inspired me to play Neela: Sayantani Ghosh (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Sayantani Ghosh, who plays a step-mother in Mahesh Bhatt's "Naamkarann", says the filmmaker convinced her to take up the role.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ISL: Chennaiyin FC to play defensive football
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory has said his side will play more defensive football in the Indian Super League season 4 after the franchise conceded too many goals in the previous edition.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
Nitish's JD-U is real party, entitled to use 'Arrow' symbol
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the "real party" and also entitled to use the party's "Arrow" symbol.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Robotic surgery has established itself in India'
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Although the widespread use of computer assisted surgery began less than a decade ago in India, robotic surgery has already established itself in the country, says an expert.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Congress's charge on Rafale deal politically motivated: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday rejected the Congress's charges on the 36 Rafale aircraft deal with France calling it "politically motivated" and asserted that it was clinched at a cost "lesser" than what it would have been under the previous UPA regime.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Oxford Dictionaries seeks Hindi Word of the Year
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Here's a chance for Hindi speakers across the country to help choose a Hindi Word of the Year 2017.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tribute to Indira Gandhi through dance and music
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Eminent artists from the world of classical dance and music will come together on stage to pay tributes to India's first woman Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi on her 100th birth anniversary on Sunday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Anti-malaria drug could fight Zika virus
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) A medication used to prevent and treat malaria has the potential to fight the deadly Zika virus, new research has found.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Cisco announces $1 bn initiative to fund smart cities
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) To help city planners adopt technologies that will transform their communities globally, Cisco has announced a $1 billion programme.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'An Insignificant Man': Significantly eulogizing (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "An Insignificant Man"; Directors: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla; Cast: Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Santosh Koli, Sheila Dikshit; Rating: **1/2
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
'Enormous parasites' found in N. Korean defector's body
Seoul, Nov 17 (IANS) A North Korean soldier who was shot fleeing across the border had an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Can learn from Berbatov: CK Vineeth
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) Kerala Blasters striker C.K. Vineeth heaped praise on team-mate and former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov and said one can learn a lot from him.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Construction work playing spoilsport at IITF: Afghan exhibitors
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After a bad experience last year due to demonetisation, Afghan exhibitors -- usually one of the hot favourites at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) -- say they are looking at a second bad year in a row due to the construction work underway in a part of the Pragati Maidan venue.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,IITF-2017
Reliance General Insurance inks bancassurance pact with YES Bank
Mumbai Nov 17 (IANS) Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd on Friday said it has signed a comprehensive Bancassurance agreement with YES Bank to distribute its various products.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Padma Lakshmi flaunts her stretch marks
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Supermodel, TV host, cookbook author and socialite Padma Lakshmi shared an image of herself, in which she is seen flaunting her stretch marks.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sensex, Nifty touch new highs as Moody's upgrade buoys sentiments (Third Lead)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's lifted the key Indian equity indices to their new intra-day record highs on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
First Test: India vs Sri Lanka Day 2 scoreboard
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at stumps on Day-2 of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Friday
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mugabe emerges from house arrest
Harare, Nov 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe turned up at a university graduation ceremony here on Friday, his first public appearance since the military staged an apparent coup two days ago.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Sardar, Ramandeep rested for HWL Final
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former captain Sardar Singh and forward Ramandeep were "rested" while experienced defenders Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra returned to the Indian squad which was named on Friday for the Hockey World League (HWL) Final, starting on December 1 in Bhubaneswar.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Gomez confirms relationship with Bieber with a kiss
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Amid mounting speculation about the status of their relationship, singers Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have made it clear they are a couple again -- when they indulged in public display of affection here.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ronaldo wants seven Ballon d'Or awards
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wants to win seven Ballon d'Or awards before retiring.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Schizophrenia drug could treat ALS
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that a drug used to treat schizophrenia has the potential to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal neurodegenerative condition for which there is currently no effective cure.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Don't boycott President's visit, Manipur CM tells militants
Imphal, Nov 17 (IANS) Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday urged a grouping of outlawed groups not to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's maiden visit to Manipur and other states in the northeast from November 19.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Terrorism
13 patients die after Patna hospital's junior doctors strike work
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 13 patients died after more than 500 junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here went on a strike to protest an assault by a deceased patient's attendants, hospital officials said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Sensex, Nifty touch new highs as Moody's upgrade buoys sentiments
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds and of some domestic industry majors from US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday lifted the key Indian equity indices to their new intra-day record highs.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Pujara wages lone battle as India totter at 74/5 on Day 2 (Roundup)
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Waging a lonely battle, Chesteshwar Pujara was three short of his 16th half century as India were reduced to 74/5 when early lunch was called due to rain and more downpour axed Day Two of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Iran earthquake damage put at over 5bn pounds
Tehran, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Over five billion euros of damage was wrought by the deadly magnitude 7.3 temblor that struck northwest Iran and eastern Iraq last week, Iranian news agency Isna said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Footballer who became a militant has surrendered: Army
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) A young Kashmiri footballer who joined the militants over a week ago has surrendered, Army sources said on Friday. But the Jammu and Kashmir Police insisted that Majid Khan had neither surrendered nor had he been caught yet.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Government's good work led to Moody's upgradation: India Inc
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Echoing the government's views, Indian industry said on Friday Moody's sovereign rating upgrade was in sync with the various government reform measures over the last three to four years.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP, government cheer Moody's ratings upgrade
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The ruling BJP and the government on Friday cheered US credit ratings agency Moody's upgradation of India's sovereign ratings, with party President Amit Shah and several ministers tweeting that it was a recognition of all the good work done by the NDA.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two Tata officials appointed on Tata Sons board
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Two top Tata Group officials -- Titan's Managing Director Bhaskar Bhat and Group CFO Saurabh Agrawal -- have been elevated to the Board of Directors of Tata Sons, a company statement said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fadnavis dedicates proposed site for Thackeray memorial
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday dedicated a proposed site for a national memorial for Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray to mark his fifth death anniversary.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India-Sri Lanka 1st Test: Day 2's play called off post lunch
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Rain played spoilsport as the second day of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka was called-off at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
About 70% seats booked under BPO Promotion scheme: Official
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Around 70 per cent seats have been booked throughout the country after the fifth round of bidding under the BPO Promotion Scheme, an official said here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Technology
California eyes Indian travellers for growth in tourism
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India holds an important place for tourism growth in California, says Caroline Beteta of Visit California, who is on the country for the first ever CEO mission that promises to make invaluable relationships and build excitement around the Golden State's commitment to the Indian market.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Japanese firms want more foreign workers
Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) A top Japanese industry leader on Friday urged the government to allow more entry of foreign workers to alleviate the growing shortage of labour.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating, boosts sentiments
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major boost to economy and investor sentiments, US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa after 14 long years, a development Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said was "an extremely encouraging" global recognition of the structural reforms in the last three years.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Malnourishment rising in sub-Saharan Africa: UN
Abidjan, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) The number of people suffering from chronic undernourishment in sub-Saharan Africa has climbed, mainly due to the impact of conflict and climate change, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAP) said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Cote D'ivoire,Business/Economy
BJP announces Gujarat first list, 6 defecting Congress MLAs get tickets
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, giving tickets to six of the defecting Congress MLAs.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Palmeiras secure 2018 Copa Libertadores place
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 17 (IANS) Palmeiras secured a place in next year's Copa Libertadores by thrashing Sport Recife 5-1 in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Panchlait': A punch too late (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Panchlait"; Director: Prem Prakash Modi; Cast: Amitosh Nagpal, Anuradha Mukherjee, Yashpal Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Ravi Jhankal, Brijendra Kala, Lalit Parimoo, Pranay Narayan, Arunima Ghosh; Rating: **1/2
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nehra's field day with India cricketers
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra was on Friday involved in friendly banter with his Indian teammates playing against Sri Lanka in the first Test on his new-found role as commentator.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Islamic State has lost 95% territory in Syria, Iraq
Baghdad, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) The so-called Islamic State has lost control of 95 percent of the land it overran in Syria and Iraq in 2014, the US Presidential envoy to the global coalition fighting the jihadist group said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Modi-Moody's fail to gauge nation's mood: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After Moody's upgraded India's sovereign rating and a survey claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still a "popular leader", the Congress on Friday said both Modi and Moody's have "failed to gauge the mood of the nation".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Trump hails China's move to send envoy to N.Korea
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has hailed the Chinese government for sending an envoy to North Korea as a "big move" in the wake of his five-country trip to Asia.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
India assures medical visa to another Pakistani national
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India on Friday assured a medical visa to another Pakistani national who is seeking to donate a kidney to a fellow national undergoing treatment at a hospital here.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
India need five-six bowlers to succeed abroad: Nehra
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels India need five-six fast bowlers in their ranks for the upcoming away tours in 2018.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Security-centric line in Balochistan not working: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan needs to shed its "security-centric approach" in restive Balochistan if the government sincerely desires peace in the country's biggest province, Dawn newspaper said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
ED summons Tejashwi, Rabri in IRCTC case
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said that it has summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in connection with a money laundering probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotel maintenance contract case.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World champion Kirui sets eyes on Delhi Half Marathon title (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) On top of the world after enjoying a near perfect run this year, Kenyan star Geoffrey Kirui exuded the supreme confidence of a world champion as he geared up to take on a strong field at the 2017 edition of the Delhi Half Marathon.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,IANS Life
'Bhansali has the right to re-interpet history'
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Director Rahul Rawail says filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whose forthcoming film "Padmavati" is surrounded by controversy, has the right to re-interpet history according to his imagination.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT wants to return home: Police
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a young footballer from south Kashmir who joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba over a week back, has contacted his family expressing a wish to return home, police said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sensex, Nifty touch record intra-day highs as Moody's upgrades India's sovereign ratings
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A sovereign ratings upgrade from US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday lifted the key Indian equity indices to their new intra-day record highs.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
I'll keep talking about women's struggle with liberty: 'The Girl on the Train' author (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Paula Hawkins' best selling novel "The Girl On The Train" explored themes like domestic violence and alcohol and drug abuse. The celebrated author says she wants to keep on writing about womens struggle for liberty and also touch upon how women are "abused about the talents they have".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,Art/Culture/Books
Huawei removes advert of product 'favouring Muslims'
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei has removed a commercial of its latest product after it was accused by netizens of "favouring Muslims".
2017-11-17
Category: International, China,Religion,Technology,Business/Economy
Heavy drinking and smoking can make you look older
London, Nov 17 (IANS) If you do not want to look older than your true age, stop heavy drinking and smoking, new research suggests.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Moody's ratings upgrade after 13 years extremely encouraging: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that US credit rating agency Moody's upgrading India's sovereign rating was an extremely encouraging international recognition of the structural reforms undertaken by the government including demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and recapitalization of public sector banks.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP declares Gujarat first list, Rupani to contest from Rajkot
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The BJP on Friday declared its first list of 70 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly polls with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani being nominated to contest from his traditional Rajkot West constituency.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I'm accepted across the industry: Gauahar Khan
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) From a journey which started with modelling to featuring in music videos, reality TV shows and films, actress Gauahar Khan has come a long way in her showbiz career. She says she doesn't feel the need to be in soap operas because as it is, she is "accepted (across) the industry".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Death toll in BJP leader's killing rises to four
Greater Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) The death toll in the killing of a BJP leader here has risen to four after a third man who was wounded in gunfire passed away, police said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi woman alleges rape by taxi driver, aide in Greater Noida
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A woman has alleged she was raped by a cab driver and his associate for over five hours and robbed of her valuables before being dumped in Greater Noida, police said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Transparent' star alleges Tambor touched her inappropriately
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) "Transparent" actress Trace Lysette has accused star Jeffrey Tambor of sexually harassing her.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NGT vacates stay on construction activities
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday vacated its stay on construction activities in Delhi-NCR and ordered the concerned states to submit their "Action Plan" in two weeks to show how they will tackle pollution.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Exotic Indonesian birds found in drain pipes
Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) A wildlife raid in Indonesia led to 125 exotic birds stuffed into drain pipes sealed by wire and ready to be smuggled, authorities said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early
Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) A rail company in Japan has apologized after one of its trains departed 20 seconds early -- although no passenger complained.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
In a first, Ericsson demonstrates 5G technology live in India
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Aiming to bring the latest innovations and creating a 5G ecosystem in India, global communications technology leader Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in the country.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PM reviews performance of key infrastructure sectors
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors, including roads, housing, coal and power and hoped the advancement of the Union Budget date would lead to further improvement in performance.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No accident in Kolkata, says Big B
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has rubbished all rumours about meeting with a car accident in Kolkata, saying he is well.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PAAS leaders in Delhi to meet Congress, finalise support
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Senior Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders, minus Hardik Patel, are meeting All India Congress Committee (AICC) members in New Delhi on Friday to discuss their demand for reservation, and possibly finalise an alliance ahead of the Gujarat elections.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Scale-up action to meet Paris climate goals: UN
Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific economies account for more than 50 per cent of global emissions. And if the nations maintain discharges as usual, rising seas could affect 1.4 billion people by 2060, climate experts said on Friday. For this, the countries need to scale up regional action to meet global goals.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter testing 'Tweetstorm' feature for Android, iOS
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Twitter is reportedly working on a feature that will allow the Twitterati to easily create chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter's 280-character limit for messages.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
AIIMS conduct study over eliminating user charges
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has announced that it has conducted a pilot study to justify its proposal to eliminate user charges on diagnostic procedures which cost less than Rs 500.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea
Singapore, Nov 17 (IANS) Singapore has suspended all trade ties with North Korea as the UN and the US seek tougher measures against Pyongyang, an official notice said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Singapore,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Mukul Roy moves Delhi HC against phone tapping
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) BJP's Mukul Roy on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against the West Bengal government for allegedly tapping his telephones.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sexual abuse in every alternate household, says Radhika
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte feels that sexual abuse does not only exist in the world of showbiz but takes place in every alternate household.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Maoists had a deadly run in 2016: Global terror report
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Maoist extremists have had a deadly run in 2016 with their involvement in half of the killings in the Red Corridor, a report by a Sydney-based think tank on global terror has said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Monterrey in final of Copa MX tourney
Monterrey (Mexico), Nov 17 (IANS) Monterrey remains in top form ahead of this weekend's Mexican-league showdown against Tigres UANL, although it needed a penalty shootout to edge America 0-0 (3-0) and advance to the final of the Copa MX Apertura cup tournament.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Mugabe resisting calls to resign
Harare, Nov 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe's long-time President Robert Mugabe has reportedly refused to step down immediately despite growing calls for his resignation, the media reported on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT wants to return home: Police
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a footballer from south Kashmir who joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba over a week back, has contacted his family expressing a wish to return home.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes?
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) If approved by its regulators, India will become testing ground for a new but controversial technology that its US developers claim can wipe out malaria from the country.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Health/Medicine
Judge approves extradition of former CONMEBOL boss Leoz
Asuncion, Nov 17 (IANS) A Paraguayan judge has approved the extradition of Nicolas Leoz, the one-time head of South American football governing body CONMEBOL, to face bribery charges in the United States.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Relish authentic recipes from Hyderabad at The Leela (Foodie Trail-Delhi)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) What immediately comes to mind when people talk about Hyderabad? Without doubt, it's the city's cuisine. Be it biriyani, haleem or nihari, name a dish and it becomes difficult to resist the temptation to gorge on it.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
NetApp unveils new Hybrid Cloud services
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Cloud firm NetApp on Friday introduced new Hybrid Cloud offerings to help customers efficiently use data for competitive advantage.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Researchers find gene that may prevent wheat epidemic in India
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) Researchers have identified a gene that can help fend off a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is now "at the door of the Punjab region", the breadbasket of Asia.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Drake pauses show to threaten male fan groping women
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Rapper Drake paused his performance here to threaten a male fan who was groping women during the show.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz
Railways modify order on Utkal Express derailment
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Railways on Friday said that it has modified its earlier order of removing 12 employees from services over the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh on August 19.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'The Royals' female crew members accuse Schwahn of sexual harassment
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) The female cast and crew of "The Royals" have added to the mounting sexual harassment charges against showrunner Mark Schwahn.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood