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I-T Department unearths income of Rs 5,400 cr post-note ban
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department has unearthed undisclosed income of more than Rs 5,400 crore in over a thousand search operations carried out since the November 8 demonetisation of high-value currency, Parliament was informed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Stanford Social Innovation Review praises Delhi's Mohalla Clinics
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) US' prestigious Stanford University, in its Social Innovation Review, has expressed appreciation for the Delhi government's move to offer free primary medical healthcare through neighbourhood clinics, popularly known as Mohalla Clinics.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Italian PM slams Hungarian call to close Italy's ports to migrants
Turin (Italy), July 21 (IANS/AKI) Italy's centre-left Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Friday attacked a call by Hungary and several other eastern European countries for Italy to "close its ports" to ships bringing migrants to its mainland.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amid opposition boycott, UP assembly passes 76 departments' budget in 15 minutes
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) With the entire opposition absent from the proceedings of the budget session in Uttar Pradesh assembly for the second consecutive day, the budget worth several hundred crores of 76 departments was on Friday passed in mere 15 minutes.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Lok Sabha amends Free, Compulsory Education bill
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Friday gave its approval to a bill amending the law on free and compulsory education to extend the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Trangenders should have option to define themselves: House panel
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Recommending more "teeth and power" for the National Council for Trangender Persons (NCTP), a parliamentary committee on Friday said a transgender person should have the option to define itself as a "man", "woman" or "trangender".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jatin Das' missing painting returned to Air India
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) An unknown person returned a painting by eminent artist Jatin Das which was a part of Air India's collection, sources said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ministerial group looking into AI divestment meets
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A ministerial group formed to look into the modalities of national passenger carrier Air India's divestment process met here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Biker injured by Chinese manjha in Delhi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A biker was injured after he came into contact with Chinese 'manjha', the sharp-edged sythetic kite string, here on Friday evening, a police officer said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's legacy of pluralism, secularism at stake: Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Calling for a narrative based on cultural and civilisational ethos of tolerance and compassion, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said the legacy of pluralism and secularism was at stake.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Soldier killed, another injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, July 21 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed and another was injured in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district, defence sources said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Shun red beacon culture, visit masses, Modi tells BJP MPs
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Asking the BJP MPs to shun the red beacon culture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged them to work among the masses and publicise central government's pro-poor schemes.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian Navy saw 38 accidents since 2007 adversely impacting operations: CAG
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Ships and submarines of the Indian Navy were involved in 38 accidents from 2007 to 2016, which adversely impacted the operations of the force, says a CAG report.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Italian man held for maltreating his grandparents
Florence, July 21 (IANS/AKI) A 26-year-old Italian man has been arrested near the Tuscan city of Florence for physically abusing his grandparents over a 10-year period, police said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amarinder wants Canada to rein in radical Sikh elements
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday stressed the need for Canada to rein in the radical elements trying to use its soil to spread strife and divisiveness in India.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Saudi Arabia says Gulf crisis can only be resolved within GCC
Rome, July 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Friday that the crisis between Qatar and a Saudi-led Arab alliance could only be resolved within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Rapid rise in river levels expected in Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The water level and flow of the Chambal river and its tributaries -- Mahi, Sabarmati and Banas -- are set to increase due to very heavy rainfall predicted over the next three days, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
TMC-BJP governments are similar forces in nature: CPI-M leader
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Terming actions of Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government and the BJP-led central dispensation "similar in nature", the CPI-M on Friday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations of centre's "corruption, atrocities and harassment" were "equally applicable" to her government.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
4 killed in Pakistan's Karachi
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least four persons, including three policemen, were killed and another was injured on Friday evening when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a police vehicle in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sean Spicer quits as White House Press Secretary
Washington, July 21 (IANS) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, telling President Donald Trump that he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Proposals invited for Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is the Chairperson of the advisory committee of the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, on Friday invited proposals for the award latest by August 31.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP slams Delhi Police for not filing FIR on their complaints
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Two days after an FIR was lodged against its MLA based on a woman's complaint, Delhi's ruling AAP hit out at the city police for not filing FIR against the same woman when they had complained about her in the past.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP quit India, shouts Mamata, says willing to join other opposition (Intro Roundup)
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday went all guns blazing at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in "massive corruption" and failure on all fronts, and pledging to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also indicated her party's willingness to side with all opposition forces ready to take it on.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ministerial group formed to look into AI divestment meets
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A ministerial group formed to look into the modalities of national passenger carrier Air India's divestment process met here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mines should be operationalised faster after auction: Modi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for faster operationalisation of mines after their auction.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mercury up on Friday, Saturday expected to be dry
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The national capital on Friday experienced only 2.7 mm rainfall and hotter weather as the maximum temperature increased by two degrees.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Italy urges 'simplified' mediation in Libya talks
Rome, 21 July (IANS/AKI) Italy wants the mediation process in talks between war-torn Libya's rival factions to be "simplified" and for the United Nations special envoy to be given "all support" as the "sole mediator" in the negotiations, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sharp shooter inspired by Sanjay Dutt's movies arrested
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A sharp shooter who was inspired by Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and his gangster movies and was involved in eight murder cases has been arrested, police said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Newcastle sign Manquillo on 3-year contract from Atletico
London, July 21 (IANS) English football club Newcastle United announced on Friday the signing of Spanish Javier Manquillo on a three-year contract from Atletico Madrid.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
El Classico dates out as La Liga announces 2017-2018 fixtures
Madrid, July 21 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have already learned the dates of El Classico, as La Liga announced the 2017-2018 fixtures on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spanish PM receives Garbiñe Muguruza
Madrid, July 21 (IANS) Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy congratulated the country's tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza in an official reception on Friday for winning the Wimbledon Grand Slam title.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Spanish football chief sent to prison
Madrid, July 21 (IANS) Angel Maria Villar, the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), was denied bail and sent to prison by the judge investigating corruption allegations against him.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Cunha wins 3rd women's Open Water 25km title at World Championships
Balatonfured (Hungary), July 21 (IANS) Brazilian swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha clinched the Women's Open Water 25 kilometers at the FINA World Championships here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Age of victim under POCSO physical, not mental: SC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that age under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is physical, not mental as it said that courts should respect the "Lakshman Rekha" of not reading into the law that which was not intended by the legislature while enacting it.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Ganja, smack...I'll have just anything' says youth who tried abducting baby
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Wrapped in a blue towel, a month and 10 days old Yash half-opened his eyes for a moment as his mother kissed his cheeks and pulled his chin at a city police office on Friday afternoon -- almost 36 hours after a drug-addict relative tried to abduct him to meet his drug expenses.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
6 telecom firms under-reported Rs 61,064 cr revenues: CAG
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Telecom majors in India under-reported their revenues to the tune of Rs 61,064.5 crore during 2010-11 and 2014-15, leading to a "short payment" of Rs 7,697.6 crore to the government, the national auditor said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Israel confirms 2 Palestinians dead in clashes
Jerusalem, July 21 (IANS) Israeli police confirmed the death of a second Palestinian youth who was killed during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in East Jerusalem on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quits
Washington, July 21 (IANS) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, telling President Donald Trump that he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Malayali writer gets threat letter, CM promises action
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Popular Malayali novelist and short story writer K.P. Ramanunni on Friday said he has filed a police complaint after receiving a letter asking him to convert to Islam or face dire consequences.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuldeep, Jadeja shine in practice tie as India end Day-1 at 135/3
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja shared seven wickets between them as India bundled out the Sri Lanka Board President's team for 187 on the opening day. The visitors ended the day at 135/3 here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Italian politicians held for 'vote-buying'
Cosenza (Italy), July 21 (IANS/AKI) Police in Italy's southern Calabria region on Friday arrested a local councillor and a former mayor in the coastal town of Amantea on suspicion of buying votes in local elections last month and of attempted extortion.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pope makes 'symbolic' 25,000 euro donation to East Africa famine
Vatican City, July 21 (IANS/AKI) In an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has made a "symbolic contribution" of 25,000 euros to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisations efforts to help millions of people facing food insecurity and hunger in East Africa, Vatican Radio reported on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Diplomacy
Reddy, Arya shine at national racing tourney
Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), July 21 (IANS) Hyderabads Anindith Reddy emerged as the quickest in both free practice sessions of the MRF FF1600 while Arya Singh, a 16-year-old schoolboy from Kolkata, clinched the Student Cup (Formula 1300) with two wins and a podium finish in the third round of the Indian National Racing Championship here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
FIR against policemen who fired on Youth Congress workers in 1993: Mamata
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that FIRs would be filed against police personnel who had fired on youth Congress workers during a protest march here 24 years back.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCLT admits SBI's insolvency application against Electrosteel Steels
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Friday issued an interim order admitting State Bank of India's (SBI) insolvency application against the city based Electrosteel Steels Limited for initiating the corporate insolvency resolution process.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
SC to decide on early hearing of Ayodhya site
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide on a plea for an early hearing of appeals challenging the Allahabad High Court order directing the splitting of the disputed site at Ayodhya.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Ministerial group formed to look into AI divestment meets
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A ministerial group formed to look into the modalities of national passenger carrier Air India's divestment process met here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Withdrawal of nominations for Vice-Presidential poll ends
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) NDA candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu and opposition's Gopalkrishna Gandhi were left in the fray for the August 5 vice presidential poll, with the last date of withdrawal of nominations ending on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 96,000 houses built for married Armymen, says minister
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government has built more than 96,000 houses for married military officers and soldiers as part of the sanctioned project to construct 1,98,881 houses, Parliament was told on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IT raids on top Pune businessman, state Congress leader
Pune, July 21 (IANS) A team of Mumbai Income Tax Department raided the houses and offices of a top Pune businessman and the Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress chief, official sources said here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Implementation of new crop insurance scheme flawed: NGO
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The central government's flagship crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMBFY), has good provisions but its implementation is flawed, says the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-profit organisation.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India to host cyber space conference in November
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), which will be hosted by India for the first time in November 2017, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa BJP chief wins state RS polls
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) BJP's Goa state President Vinay Tendulkar on Friday won the election for the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat, defeating his Congress rival and counterpart Shantaram Naik by a margin of six votes.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
We don't support Gau Rakshak violence, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it does not support the violence unleashed by vigilante groups in the name of cow protection.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress says not expelled Vaghela
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress party on Friday denied having expelled Gujarat Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela or taken any disciplinary action against him, and hoped he would continue to work for the party.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat
New York, July 21 (IANS) Consuming a sugar-sweetened drink like fruit juices with a high-protein meal including lean meat, chicken, fish and dairy products may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Munna Michael': Cliched and uninspiring (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Munna Michael"; Director: Sabbir Khan; Cast: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niddi Agerwal, Ronit Roy, Pankaj Tripathi; Rating: **
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
In-principle approval given for BEML's strategic disinvestment
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government has given in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment of Bharat Earth Movers Ltd to the extent of 26 per cent of government share-holding, Parliament was informed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Chicken biscuits, tulsi bars developed by DRDO
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Various nutritious and protein-rich food items have been developed by the DRDO for security personnel deployed at high altitude and snow-bound areas, Parliament was informed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Probe after 98 scotch bottles go missing from testing lab
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered an inquiry into the disappearance of 98 bottles of Johnnie Walker brand scotch from the Punjab State Drug Food and Chemical Testing Laboratory.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inspired by Gujarat model: Khattar after 1,000 days as CM
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who completed 1,000 days in office on Friday, said he has been able to provide development-oriented, corruption-free and transparent governance, taking inspiration from the "Gujarat model" of governance.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Up to 1 million undocumented Afghans being registered in Pakistan: UNHCR
Geneva, July 21 (IANS) The UN refugee agency UNHCR on Friday said it welcomes this week's launching of a Pakistan government programme to register undocumented Afghans living in the country, estimated between 600,000 to one million.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
29 Indian fighter jets crashed in five years
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Twenty-nine fighter aircraft including five Sukhoi-30 crashed over the last five years due to technical defects and human error, Parliament was told on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Heroin worth crores recovered from cross LoC trade truck
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Friday seized 25 kg of heroin worth crores of rupees from a truck that came to the Valley from Pakistan-administered Kashmir as part of the cross Line of Control trade.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN envoy calls for de-escalation of violence in Jerusalem
New York, July 21 (IANS/WAM) Expressing deep concern over a surge in tensions and violence around the holy esplanade of Jerusalem's Old City, the United Nations envoy on Middle East peace has called for de-escalation of the situation.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chinese naval fleet arrives in Russia for joint drill
Moscow, July 21 (IANS) A Chinese naval fleet reached the Russian city of Kaliningrad on Friday for a joint drill with Moscow in the Baltic Sea.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Haryana to bring 'fixed service' for medical students
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Students passing out of government medical colleges in Haryana will now be required to do a fixed period of service in government hospitals of the state, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Potential sex trafficking victims in Italy soaring: UN
Geneva, July 21 (IANS) Potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea have soared over the past three years, the UN migration agency IOM reported on Friday, with an almost 600 percent increase in that period.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Five security personnel killed in ceasefire violations this year
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Five security personnel have been killed and 24 others injured this year in 251 cases of ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army, Parliament was informed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
My data an extension of my personality and resides in Article 21, Centre to SC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the data belonging to an individual was intimate to and an extension of one's personality that resides in Article 21 of the Constitution guaranteeing protection of life and personal liberty.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
UN hails Sri Lanka for setting up unit to trace war missing
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General António Guterres has commended the Sri Lankan government for establishing the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), saying it was a significant milestone for all Sri Lankans still searching for their missing loved ones.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Ambika Soni rubbishes reports of quitting Congress
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni on Friday rubbished reports of resigning from the party, saying she had only requested the high command to reduce the load of duties as party General Secretary due to health reasons.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Liverpool coach Klopp says Coutinho not for sale
Hong Kong, July 21 (IANS) Liverpool head coach Jürgen Klopp on Friday said attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is not for sale amid rumours of an $80 million euro ($93.25 million) move to Catalan football powerhouse FC Barcelona.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Football
No proposal to raise all women battalion in the army
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) There is no proposal to raise all-women battalion in the army even as there has been a progressive enhancement in the induction of women, Parliament was told on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Jaitley launches pension plan for senior citizens with 8% assured return
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday formally launched a pension scheme for senior citizens with an assured return rate of eight per cent, favouring efficiency with social security.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Queen Elizabeth appoints female lawyer as Britain's top judge
London, July 21 (IANS) British Queen Elizabeth on Friday approved the appointment of the first-ever female head of the UK's highest court.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights
Coal firm employee, Class 11 boy commit suicide in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) An employee of Central Coalfields Limited and a Class 11 student committed suicide in two separate incidents in Jharkhand on Friday, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government looking at monthly wind project auctions
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government plans to hold auctions for wind power projects every month, ensuring, however, that this process does not push up tariff rates, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
3 college boys in ISL player draft
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) As the Indian Super League (ISL) Indian player draft unfolds here on Sunday, three college boys could realise their dreams of rubbing shoulders with the superstars of Indian and global football in the upcoming edition of the tournament, to be held later in the year.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Heavy rains bring respite to drought-hit Karnataka
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Revival of the south-west monsoon and heavy rains in many parts of Karnataka this week brought respite to the people, reeling under severe drought over the last two years, said an official on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Morocco, Britain sign MoU on civil aviation security
Rabat, July 21 (IANS/MAP) Morocco and Britain have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on aviation security.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Need right to privacy with narrowly defined exceptions: BJD MP
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal MP Baijayant Jay Panda on Friday said there should be right to privacy with very narrowly defined exceptions.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi lawyer held for extortion
Gurugram, July 21 (Thursday) A lawyer has been arrested in Gurugram for extorting and threatening a man booked under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), police said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress expelled me, but I am 77 Not Out and not joining BJP: Vaghela
Gandhinagar, July 21 (IANS) After months of discussions and haggling over his role in the coming Assembly elections, maverick Gujarat Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday quit the party with the same sinking sense of deja vu of the 1990s when he left the BJP that he had resurrected in the state.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP attacks Mamata for criticising Centre's policies
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Friday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of resorting to vengeful politics by registering false cases against BJP leaders and termed the Trinamool supremo's allegations of harassment against the centre as "laughable".
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata calls for BJP's ouster in 2019 elections, says willing to join other opposition forces (Roundup)
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday went hammer and tongs at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in "massive corruption" and failure on all fronts, and pledged to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also indicated her party's willingness to side with all opposition forces ready to take on the saffron outfit.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India's commercial fast breeder reactor to be commissioned by 2017-end
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The first phase of India's much-awaited fast breeder nuclear reactor in Kalpakkam is likely to be commissioned by the end of this year, India's atomic power regulator said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Meghalaya to launch grassroots football development programme
Shillong, July 21 (IANS) A state government-backed football grassroots development programme will be launched with an exhibition match between the north-eastern players and their rest of India counterparts at the floodlit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrate in Gaza over Jerusalem shrine security
Jerusalem, July 21 (IANS) Hundreds of Palestinians on Friday held protests across the Gaza Strip over the Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
EC demand for contempt powers rejected: Government
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government has rejected the Election Commission's demand to confer on it powers to initiate contempt proceedings against those maligning its image as "inconsistent" with law, parliament was told on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Only BJP and Communists can claim internal democracy: Amit Shah
Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) Of the 1,650 political parties registered with the Election Commission, only the BJP and the Communists to an extent have upheld internal democracy, BJP President Amit Shah said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Manoj Tiwari asks Kejriwal to expel 'errant' Jarwal
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after a case of molestation was lodged against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Prakash Jarwal, saying he must expel his party legislator.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RS show-cause to TV channel, papers for reporting expunged remarks
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Secretariat is in the process of issuing show-cause notice to a TV news channel and a few newspapers which telecast and published the remarks by an MP that were expunged by the Chair.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Religion
Delhi HC to hear plea of Zakir Naik's IRF against ban on July 27
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Televangelist Zakir Naik's organisation Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against a tribunal's order which had upheld the central government's decision to ban it under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Happy with U/A certificate: Imtiaz Ali
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali says some visual changes were made in his forthcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal", but there were no audio cuts, and that the team is happy with the U/A certificate given by the censor board.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US to ban citizens from North Korea travel: Tour operators
Seoul, July 21 (IANS) The US will soon ban its citizens from travelling to North Korea, according to two tour operators in the reclusive country.
2017-07-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Farooq wants US, China help to resolve Kashmir issue, Rahul says no
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Friday said India needs to take help from the US or China to settle the Kashmir issue, but Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi disagreed, saying no third party should be involved in the matter.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Police do not evoke fear today: Parrikar
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Police evoke no fear today, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday, claiming that when he was young he would even avoid walking on the same footpath which passed by a police station.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
RIL's action-packed AGM announces free JioPhone, 1:1 bonus shares (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) In an action-packed Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries Limited on Friday, its Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani announced the launch of zero cost 'intelligent smartphone' as well as recommended bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1 for the company's shareholders.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Will make Odisha's Paradip a smart city: Gadkari
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Paradip in Odisha would be developed into a smart port and smart city with an investment of Rs 40,000 crore, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Puducherry Congress lampoons Kiran Bedi as Hitler
Puducherry, July 21 (IANS) The fight between the ruling Congress party in Puducherry and Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi turned further ugly with the party putting up posters likening her to Adolf Hitler.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
O.J. Simpson likely to be freed on October 1
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Former NFL star O.J. Simpson was granted parole and may leave a Nevada prison as early as October after serving nine years for kidnapping and robbery.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leaders condemn TN government for hiding facts from High Court
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Opposition party leaders in Tamil Nadu on Friday slammed the state government for concealing from the Madras High Court the letter from the Income Tax Department in connection with the alleged gutka scam.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Huawei ranked 83rd in latest Fortune 500 list
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Riding on its $78.51 billion revenue, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been ranked 83rd in the 2017 Fortune 500 list released by Fortune business magazine, the company announced on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CAG picks holes in crop insurance schemes
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG has picked several holes in the crop insurance schemes including Narendra Modi government's flagship Pradhan Manti Fasal Bima Yojana (PMBFY), saying delays in release of compensation by states to affected farmers defeated "the objective of providing timely financial assistance".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
GST Council may review rates on textiles, hybrid cars: CBEC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Central Board of Excise and Customs Chairperson Vanaja Sarna on Friday said the next Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet, scheduled on August 5, is likely to review the tax rates on textiles and hybrid cars.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Cow antibodies bring hope for effective AIDS vaccine soon
Washington, July 21 (IANS) In a significant find, a team of researchers has reported for the first time elicitation of powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks -- a process that usually takes years in humans -- paving the way for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccine in the near future.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Q1 results, RIL announcements lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Healthy quarterly results from index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries (RIL) and Wipro buoyed the Indian equity markets on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ambika Soni rubbishes reports of quitting Congress
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni on Friday rubbished reports of resigning from the party and said she had only requested the high command to reduce the load of duties as party General Secretary due to health reasons.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two Maharashtra pilgrims dead as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, July 21 (IANS) Two persons, including a woman were killed and more than three dozen injured on Friday evening when their bus fell into a deep gorge in Karnprayag area of Chamoli, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lalu in CBI court for second consecutive day
Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad appeared before a special CBI court of Ranchi for the second consecutive day on Friday in connection with a multi-million-rupee fodder scam case.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Gaps found in financial management, compliance of RTE Act'
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG on Friday said it found gaps in financial management, compliance, monitoring and evaluation of Right To Education (RTE) Act 2009.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Court orders de-sealing of hotel room where Sunanda died
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday ordered the de-sealing of Room 345 of Hotel Leela Palace where former union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in January 2014, saying that the hotel can not be made to suffer continuously merely because the investigating team can not ascertain the cause of death.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI arrests banker, Surat firm director in Rs 836 crore scam
Pune (Maharashtra), July 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has nabbed a former top bank officer and a director of a Gujarat-based logistics company in a Rs 836 crore scam, an official said here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government mulls insurance cover for digital transaction frauds
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government is "very seriously" considering the recommendations of the Chandrababu Naidu committee on digital payment security, including insurance cover for the victims of fraudulent digital transactions, a union minister said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Vigilance probe begins into Kerala medical scam, CPI-M targets BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Even as an official state vigilance probe began on Friday into an alleged medical college scam involving BJP leaders in Kerala, the CPI-M's Kerala unit has sought a probe by a national agency alleging BJP national leaders are also involved.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
No quorum in Rajya Sabha as government takes up Bill
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government faced a little embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha on Friday as it took up a Bill for passage but could not muster the necessary quorum.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lok Sabha amends Free, Compulsory Education bill
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Friday approved The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which seeks to extend the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Sushma lied about border, India easy to defeat in war: Chinese daily
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj lied to Parliament that all countries back New Delhi over the border dispute, a Chinese daily said on Friday, and warned India to be ready for war and lose even its own territory if it did not pull back troops.
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Anushka Sharma didn't face 'such thing' as nepotism
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma, who comes from an army background, was launched by Yash Raj Films in 2008 and so she says she didn't face nepotism.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP legislator's gunner, servant held for rape attempt
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The police gunner and servant of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator were arrested here on Friday after a domestic help accused the two of molestation and attempted rape, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 Indian start-ups graduate from 'Nexus Incubator'
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The first batch of 10 Indian start-ups was on Friday graduated from the "Nexus Incubator", a collaboration between the University of Texas and the US State Department, during at event here.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
German Minister compares Turkey to former East Germany
Berlin, July 21 (IANS) German Finance Minister Wolfang Schaeuble on Friday drew parallels between contemporary Turkey and government practices in the former state of East Germany.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
2 killed in Greece-Turkey earthquake
Athens, July 21 (IANS) A Swedish tourist and a Turkish visitor were killed on the Greek island of Kos after a powerful earthquake rocked parts of Greece and Turkey in the early hours of Friday leaving over 200 injured, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
RIL to offer JioPhone for free, data to cost Rs 153 (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), on Friday announced the launch of 'intelligent smartphone' which will be available for beta testing from August 15.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
'Raagdesh' to screen at Rashtrapati Bhawan
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee is set to watch here on Saturday Tigmanshu Dhulia's directorial "Raagdesh", a film that salutes the heroes of the Indian National Army.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New police station building with all amenities comes up at IGI airport
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A lounge for visitors, a safe house, a child-friendly room, a recreation room and even a cafeteria are among the facilities at the new police station at the IGI airport that was inaugurated by Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Have idea for 'Central Intelligence' sequel: Director (Lead, changing dateline)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber says working with actors Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in "Central Intelligence" was fun, adding that he has a story for a sequel in mind.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CAG finds several shortcomings in NRHM implementation
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG has discovered several shortcomings in the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) including financial mismanagement, shortage of doctors and paramedical staff and non-availability of essential drugs in healthcare centres.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Mamata accuses BJP of massive corruption, says 'Barda' Modi will go in 2019
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) In a blistering attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused it of indulging in massive corruption in many states, and claimed the central agencies were completely silent on the saffron party's scams.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CAG raps Railways for serving foodstuff 'unsuitable' for consumption
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG on Friday came down heavily on the Railways saying cleanliness and hygiene were not being maintained in catering units at stations and in trains and it was serving foodstuff unsuitable for human consumption.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Vaas to guide Lankan pacers during India series
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday roped in pace great Chaminda Vaas as the specialist fast bowling coach for the series against India.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Minor schoolgirl's rape shocks Ahmednagar
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), July 21 (IANS) Ahmednagar district was shocked by the alleged rape of a 13-year-old schoolgirl by an unidentified person who gave her a lift to school, an official said here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ashok Leyland's standalone Q1 down 62%
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok Leyland on Friday reported a decline of 61.74 per cent in its standalone net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017-18.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha seeks Anganwadi Centre in every hamlet
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested at least one Anganwadi Centre or Mini-Anganwadi Centre for every hamlet in the tribal areas irrespective of population.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Next GST Council meet may review rates on textiles, hybrid cars: CBEC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Central Board of Excise and Customs Chairperson Vanaja Sarna on Friday said the next Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet, scheduled on August 5, is likely to review the tax rates on textiles and hybrid cars.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kashyap, Prannoy, Sameer, Manu-Sumeeth in US Open quarters
Anaheim (California), July 21 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, H.S. Prannoy, Sameer Verma and the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy advanced to the quarter-finals of the US Open Grand Prix here.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Anaheim,Sports,Badminton
Geeta Phogat gearing up to deliver her best (Lead, correcting intro)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, first Indian woman to win Commonwealth Games gold medal in wrestling, knows that people are going to scrutinise her come-back game more than ever, but says she is ready to deliver her best.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Chandimal out of first Test; Herath to lead Sri Lanka vs India
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Ahead of the all-important Test series against India starting this Wednesday, Sri Lanka were dealt a major blow after newly-appointed Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out of the first game in Galle after contracting pneumonia, team manager Asanka Gurusinha confirmed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Mamata blames Centre for halting nation's growth
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Accusing the Centre of bringing to a halt the nations's growth across sectors and crashing the country's economy by implementing policies like demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that millions of rupees were looted by the BJP in the name of these economic reforms.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress MLA in Kerala charged with sexual harassment, stalking
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Kerala Police have booked Congress legislator M. Vincent and charged him with sexual harassment and stalking in the case of attempted suicide by a 51-year-old woman.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OnePlus to issue update after facing flak over 'OnePlus 5' reboot issue
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) After several OnePlus 5 users in the US and Europe took to social media complaining that their devices were rebooting automatically as they dialled 911 (112 in case of Europe users), the Chinese smartphone maker has admitted there was a problem and is now rolling out an update to resolve this.
2017-07-21
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Madras High Court declines relief to Karti Chidambaram
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday declined to provide any immediate relief to Karti Chidambaram on his petition to quash the fresh summons by the CBI in a case involving foreign investment clearance when his father P. Chidambaram was Union Finance Minister.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Geeta Phogat gearing up to deliver her best
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, India's first Commonwealth Games wrestling gold medallist, knows that people are going to scrutinise her come-back game more than ever, but says she is ready to deliver her best.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
SC seeks time frame for amending law to allow NRI voting from overseas
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought to know from the Central government the time it would require for bringing a bill amending the Representation of People Act to allowing NRIs vote from their overseas locations.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diaspora
Court orders de-sealing of hotel room where Sunanda died
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A court on Friday ordered the de-sealing of Room 345 of Hotel Leela Palace where former union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in January 2014.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My entire childhood was spent watching movies: Manish Malhotra
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Celebrated designer Manish Malhotra, who gave startling makeovers to many Bollywood divas including Kareena Kapoor, Kajol and Alia Bhatt, says that his entire childhood was spent watching movies as he was a terrible student.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RIL net profit jumped 10,000-fold in 40 years: Mukesh Ambani
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Charting out the long journey by Reliance Industries (RIL) since it was founded by his father Dhirubhai Ambani in 1977, Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Friday that its net profit index had jumped 10,000 times during the period.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian-American doctor jailed for $49 million fraud
Washington, July 21 (IANS) An Indian-American doctor-cum-entrepreneur was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for defrauding his former company's shareholders of more than $49 million.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
'Sherlock' makers working on secret project
London, July 21 (IANS) The makers of popular TV series "Sherlock" are working on a project associated with the theme, but they refuse to divulge any details.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunny Leone 'excited' to be on auction platform (Lead, correcting intro)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone says she is excited to be part of an auction organised by Uber Dreams, an e-commerce start-up platform built to fulfil dreams with curated experiences.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to be felicitated at IFFM
Melbourne, July 21 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be felicitated at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) for her contribution to global cinema.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Take US, China help in Kashmir, says senior Abdullah
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Friday said India needs to take help from the US or China to settle the Kashmir problem.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
I don't like the word diet: Yasmin Karachiwala
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala, who has trained the likes of Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, says she doesn't like the word "diet".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Learnt Hindi accent from Lata Mangeshkar: British-Indian singer
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) British-Indian singer Tripet Garielle, who doesn't understand Hindi but sings in the language, says she learnt the Hindi accent by listening to the songs of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Have idea for 'Central Intelligence' sequel: Director
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber says working with actors Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in "Central Intelligence" was fun, adding that he has a story for a sequel in mind.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Youth dies in Army firing in Kashmir, police case filed
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) A young man was shot dead on Friday by the Army during a stone-pelting protest in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district, leading to a police case against the Army unit, officials said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
CAG raps Railways for serving foodstuff 'unsuitable' for consumption
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG on Friday came down heavily on the Railways saying that cleanliness and hygiene were not being maintained in catering units at stations and in trains and it was serving foodstuff unsuitable for human consumption.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Drug addict tries to steal month old baby, held
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A man who tried to steal a one-month-old baby to be sold for drug money has been arrested here, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No plan for law to control population: Minister
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government said on Friday it has no plans to introduce a law to control the population in the country, which currently houses nearly a fifth of the world's population.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australia India Youth Dialogue to focus on digital disruption
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Thirty delegates from Australia and India will converge in Mumbai and New Delhi to discuss, debate, ideate and collaborate on how digital disruption is shaping our democracy and media and the future of the workplace.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Anita Hasnandani, Debina Bonnerjee to appear in 'Comedy Dangal'
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Popular TV actresses Anita Hasnandani and Debina Bonnerjee have been roped in to appear in the upcoming TV show "Comedy Dangal".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nagaland CM Zeliang wins floor test comfortably
Kohima, July 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Friday won the floor test in the state Assembly.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Uproar in Rajya Sabha over media reporting expunged remarks
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed uproar by the opposition and brief adjournment during the Zero Hour over a section of media circulating remarks by Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agrawal which had been withdrawn by him and expunged by the Chair.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
30,000 power theft cases detected in Haryana
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) After gaining notoriety for people not paying power bills and indulging in power theft, Haryana recently ran a campaign that led to the detection of over 30,000 power theft cases, an official said here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Higher sun exposure may up risk of eye freckles
London, July 21 (IANS) A higher lifetime exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing eye freckles or dark spots on the coloured part of the eye (iris), researchers warned.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Lawrence's 'Mother!' to release on September 15
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) The release date of actress Jennifer Lawrence's thriller film "Mother!" has been preponed by a month to September 15 from its previous October 13 release date.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kidnapped brothers rescued in UP, one held
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Two brothers, aged 10 and eight, who were kidnapped from east Delhi on Tuesday evening, have been rescued from Uttar Pradesh and one person arrested in this connection, police said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raj Kapoor greatest influence in my life: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actor-producer Anil Kapoor says late legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor has had the greatest influence on his life.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Israel bans Muslim men under 50 from prayer at Jerusalem mosque
Jerusalem, July 21 (IANS) Israel on Friday barred access of Muslim men under 50 to Al-Aqsa mosque compound and deployed about 3,000 policemen near the site amidst expected protests over security measures.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Police register FIR against army in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday registered a case against a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles unit in connection with the killing of a youth in Budgam district.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manish Malhotra can't wait to acknowledge fresh talent at IWP 2017
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Designer Manish Malhotra, a judge at the International Woolmark Prize (IWP) Indian Subcontinent & Middle East regional final 2017/18, says that it will be a breath of fresh air for him to see and acknowledge fresh talent emerging in the industry and changing the game of fashion globally.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I'm very protective about Sonam: Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor considers Sonam Kapoor as his "favourite cousin" and says he is very protective about her.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JioPhone to bring new era of innovation for feature phones: Analysts
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) With Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) announcing the launch of an affordable 'intelligent' JioPhone, industry analysts have given the thumbs up to the move, saying this will bring a new era of innovation for the feature phone market in the country.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ex-Bayern director Sammer, coach Ancelotti battle for Mueller & James
Berlin, July 21 (IANS) Former Bayern Munich director Matthias Sammer and the Bavarian football giant's head coach Carlo Ancelotti are in a war of words over the value and the future of Bayern forward Thomas Mueller after James Rodriguez was recruited from Real Madrid.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Teachers must get minimum qualification by 2019'
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Inadequately qualified teachers, working after enactment of the Right to Education Act, were being given a "last chance" to acquire minimum qualifications by March 2019, said the government on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
$6 bn JV with BP highlight of RIL's oil, gas year: Ambani
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The recent Reliance Industries (RIL) and British energy major BP deal on joint investment of $6 billion across the entire energy value chain in India and starting commercial gas production from coal bed methane (CBM) blocks in Madhya Pradesh were the highlights of RIL's oil and gas business in the past year, Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies
London, July 21 (IANS) British air traffic controllers on Friday warned that UK skies are running out of room amid a record number of flights, the media reported.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
'Raagdesh' story on INA trials should be welcomed by all: Sumantra Bose
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia's forthcoming film "Raagdesh" on the contribution of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army (INA) in India's independence, should be welcomed by all regardless of differences, feels a member of the Bose clan.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Dalai Lama congratulates Kovind
Dharamshala, July 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election and said he hopes the President-elect will consolidate India's strengths.
2017-07-21
Category: International, India,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Rashtrapati Bhavan cancels Saturday's Change of Guard ceremony (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Change of Guard ceremony scheduled for July 22 was cancelled as Rashtrapati Bhavan prepares to welcome its newly-elected incumbent, Ram Nath Kovind, an official statement said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Not true: Kevin Hart on cheating on pregnant wife
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actor Kevin Hart has denied accusations that he cheated on his pregnant wife Eniko Parrish after a video of him getting cosy with a mystery woman outside a hotel in Miami surfaced online.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BCCI congratulates women's team on reaching World Cup final
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday hailed the performance of the women's team after it made it to the final of ICC Womens World Cup in the United Kingdom following a huge won over Australia in the semi-final on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Global cues, Q1 results lift equity indices
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Positive global cues and healthy quarterly results from index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries (RIL) and Wipro buoyed the Indian equity markets on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
James Corden found 'The Emoji Movie' charming
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actor James Corden says he found the idea of unlocking the world of emojis inside a smartphone through the forthcoming film "The Emoji Movie" charming.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AgustaWestland: ED gets five-day custody of Dubai-based director
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to quiz the director of a Dubai-based company till July 26 in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Rajkummar Rao won't suggest drastic physical transformation
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao has gained and lost weight for his projects, but the actor says he would not suggest to anyone to go through such transformations as it's not healthy.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sex tape is fake, says Bella Thorne
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actress Bella Thorne says a sex tape supposed to be hers is fake.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Learning cricket with boys, Harmanpreet towers in women's World Cup
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Punjab girl Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday night virtually led India single-handedly into the final of the Women's World Cup in England with her superlative unbeaten knock of 171, edging out title holders Australia.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Party has expelled me, not joining BJP: Vaghela
Gandhinagar, July 21 (IANS) Gujarat Congress party leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday said the party high command had expelled him, but stressed he was not going to join the BJP.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bihar minister's Patna petrol pump sealed
Patna, July 21 (IANS) Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump here was sealed by the Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) on Friday, official said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Hezbollah announces offensive against radicals in Lebanon
Beirut, July 21 (IANS) The Hezbollah on Friday said it will begin an offensive to oust terrorists from the mountainous regions of Lebanon along the Syrian border.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Lebanon,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Akshay Oberoi has no restrictions working in any medium
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi, who has worked in movies like "Isi Life Mein", "Piku" and "Laal Rang" and is awaiting the release of his latest film "Gurgaon", says he has no restrictions of working in any medium -- be it film, theatre or television.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government considering Jan-Dec financial year: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government is considering changing the financial year to January-December to coincide with the calendar year.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Egyptian artiste sings for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Egyptian artiste Shaimaa Elshayeb has sung "Habibi Radha", Arabic version of "Radha" from "Jab Harry Met Sejal", starring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.
2017-07-21
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Get onboard ISS with Google Maps 'Street View'
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) After a first-of-its-kind initiative with the European Space Agency (ESA), Google on Friday rolled out the 'Street View' of the International Space Station (ISS) on Google Maps.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
TRAI turns down telecom firms' floor pricing proposal
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Indian telecom regulator on Friday turned down the proposal of incumbent telecom players to fix a floor price for both voice and data services and said it did not seem to be a 'workable idea'.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Museum unveils pre-nuke attack Hiroshima footage
Tokyo, July 21 (IANS) A museum on Friday unveiled a rare video footage of Hiroshima city from 1935, a decade before it was devastated by a nuclear bomb.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Japan,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
BJP's 'brute majority' stifling opposition: Trinamool MP
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Friday launched a blistering attack on the BJP for stifling the opposition's voice with its "brute majority".
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sports has been a big part of my life: Amit Sadh
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh, who will be seen sharing screen space with Akshay Kumar in the upcoming film "Gold", says he loves sports and it has been a big part of his life.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Tool that uses Google Search data to track dengue
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed an analytical tool that combines Google Search data with government-provided clinical input to quickly track dengue in less-developed countries.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
WhatsApp disruptions in China continue
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) WhatsApp users in China were still experiencing service disruptions on Friday after four days of problems.
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Media,Technology
Rashtrapati Bhavan cancels Saturday's Change of Guard ceremony
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Change of Guard ceremony scheduled for July 22 has cancelled as Rashtrapati Bhavan prepares to welcome its newly-elected incumbent, Ram Nath Kovind, an official statement said on Saturday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Five persons die in Bangladesh landslide
Dhaka, July 21 (IANS) At least five members of a family were killed and another was reported missing when a landslide hit their house in Bangladesh's Chittagong region on Friday, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Trinamool to launch 'BJP Quit India' movement: Mamata
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress is set to launch a three-week-long movement with the slogan "BJP Quit India", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Miranda Kerr, Evan Spiegel expecting first child?
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Supermodel Miranda Kerr, who married Evan Spiegel in May, is reportedly expecting her first child with the Snapchat CEO.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tiger's efforts in acting overshadowed by his dance, action: Sabbir Khan
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Sabbir Khan, who has worked with Tiger Shroff in films like "Heropanti", "Baaghi" and latest release "Munna Michael", says the efforts that the actor puts in his acting sometimes get overshadowed by his dancing and action skills.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bill to facilitate SBI merger with subsidiaries introduced in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to repeal the necessary Acts in wake of the merger of State Bank of India (SBI) with its subsidiary banks.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
A big breakfast daily may help you stay slim
New York, July 21 (IANS) Want to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline? Make breakfast the largest meal of the day as it may help maintain your body mass index (BMI), researchers say.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US asks India, China to discuss border row
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The US has said it wants India and China to engage in a direct dialogue to reduce tensions amid a dragging stand-off on the border between the two armies.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Robot that changes shape as it navigates
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Expanding the scope of use of robotics in constrained environments, researchers have developed a robot that navigates its environment by extending its tip and controlling its growing direction based on what it senses externally.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
'uberMOTO' arrives in Noida, Ghaziabad for last-mile connectivity
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Aiming to provide last-mile connectivity to riders in the NCR region, Uber on Friday launched its bike-sharing product 'uberMOTO' in Noida and Ghaziabad.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nobel Peace Prize should be axed: Chinese daily
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) A Chinese daily on Friday called for the scrapping of the Nobel Peace Prize, saying it had become "increasingly political".
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
BJP will disappear from Bengal: Kabir Suman
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Leading Bengali singer-composer Kabir Suman on Friday termed the BJP as "ignorant" and claimed that the party would eventually disappear from Bengal politics as they have no knowledge about the state and its people.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ananth Kumar blames Mamata for Darjeeling situation
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar on Friday blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her government for the prevailing situation in Darjeeling.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
S. Korea cancels plan to measure THAAD's radar wave emission
Seoul, July 21 (IANS) The South Korean Defence Ministry on Friday cancelled plans to measure electromagnetic waves emitted from the radar of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system deployed in the country's southeast region.
2017-07-21
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Technology,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Muhammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was arrested here on Friday when he tried to lead a protest march.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Party has expelled me, says Congress leader Vaghela
Gandhinagar, July 21 (IANS) Congress party leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday announced that the party high command had expelled him.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
RIL to offer JioPhone for free, data to cost Rs 153
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), on Friday announced the launch of 'intelligent smartphone' which will be available for beta testing from August 15.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
This Facebook flaw may let strangers 'break into' your account
London, July 21 (IANS) A security researcher claims to have spotted a flaw in Facebook's account recovery feature that can let anyone easily break into your account -- that too, without you ever noticing, media reported on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Defence/Security,Technology
Owner of Asia's largest molybdenum mine transfers shares
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) A company that owns the exploration rights of Asia's biggest molybdenum mine in China is transferring part of its shares to finance the mine's development, authorities said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Youth injured in firing in Kashmir dies
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) A youth hit by a bullet allegedly fired by the Army on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir succumbed to his injuries, police sources said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
JioPhone to bring new era of innovation for feature phones: Analysts
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) With Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) announcing the launch of an affordable 'intelligent' JioPhone, industry analysts have given the thumbs up to the move, saying this will bring a new era of innovation for the feature phone market in the country.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
People are reviving traditional weaves: Brand Bageecha
New Delhi, July 21 (IABS) People are reviving original and traditional weaves of which some like buta, jaal and shikargarh are back in fashion with brides opting for such trends, say designers Akshay Gupta and Anika Dhawan Gupta of the brand Bageecha
2017-07-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nepal President, PM congratulate Kovind
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as India's 14th President.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Sonam, Rhea, Harsh have different personalities: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actor-producer Anil Kapoor says his three children -- actress Sonam Kapoor, producer-fashion stylist Rhea Kapoor and budding actor Harshvardhan Kapoor -- have very different personalities.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Scott Russell appointed President of SAP APJ region
Singapore, July 21 (IANS) Enterprise solutions provider SAP on Friday announced the appointment of Scott Russell as President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
Avoiding smoking, obesity, alcohol may up life expectancy
London, July 21 (IANS) Want to add years to your life? People who quit smoking, reduce weight and refrain from heavy alcohol intake are likely to live seven years longer in good health than the general population, a study has showed.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
RIL net profit jumped 10,000-fold in 40 years: Ambani
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Charting out the long journey by Reliance Industries (RIL) since it was founded by his father Dhirubhai Ambani in 1977, Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Friday its net profit index had jumped 10,000 times during the period.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rocchi to referee Super Cup match between Real Madrid, Man United
Nyon (Switzerland), July 21 (IANS) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has announced that Italian Gianluca Rocchi will referee the 2017 UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Manchester United.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Roma confirm signing of striker Defrel from Sassuolo
Rome, July 21 (IANS) AS Roma reinforced their squad with the signing of French striker Gregoire Defrel on an initial loan from their fellow Italian football club Sassuolo.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Syrian army, Lebanese Hezbollah launch attack in border area
Damascus, July 21 (IANS) A double battle started against the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front on both sides of the Syrian-Lebanese border on Friday, a military source said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US looks forward to working with Kovind
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The US has congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the 14th President of India and said it is looking forward to working with him on regional and global issues.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
West Ham to sign Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez
London, July 21 (IANS) English football club West Ham United has reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Mexican striker Javier Hernandez.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Congress walks out of LS over farmers' plight
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday walked out of the Lok Sabha, accusing the government of not taking adequate steps to address the concerns of farmers.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Airtel, Idea plunge on RIL's JioPhone announcement
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Stocks of telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular tumbled after industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday announced the launch of the JioPhone 'intelligent smartphone'.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistan's SC reserves verdict on Panama JIT report
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday reserved its judgment in Panama Papers case after hearing arguments of all parties on the Joint Investigation Team's report submitted last week.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Euro hits two-year high
Brussels, July 21 (IANS) The euro on Friday hit a two-year high in early trading as traders anticipate that the European Central Bank (ECB) will cut its stimulus programme in the next few months.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy
Iranian artist denied UK visa to attend book fest
Tehran, July 21 (IANS) An acclaimed Iranian illustrator has been denied a visa to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival amid growing criticism of the UKs handling of Iranian visas, the media reported on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
Child abused and pierced with needles dies
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) A 3-year-old girl, who was in a critical condition with several needle injuries and a broken arm, has died in West Bengal, a hospital source said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thailand withdraws from AFC Asian Cup bidding
Kuala Lumpur, July 21 (IANS) Thailand has followed in the footsteps of Indonesia and confirmed its withdrawal from the ongoing bidding process for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday, leaving China and South Korea as the remaining two bidders.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Priyanka Chopra to be honoured at Toronto International Film Festival
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will honour actress Priyanka Chopra at its annual soiree on September 6, the day before the event kicks off with its opening night film.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Andre brace lifts Sport to 5th in Brazil Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, July 21 (IANS) Former Sporting Lisbon striker Andre scored his eighth goal in 14 league matches as Sport Recife routed Atletico Goianiense 4-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
4,472 Haj pilgrims will go from northeast
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from the northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Haj this year, it was announced on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Religion
Kenya confirms Rudisha's participation in athletics Worlds
Nairobi, July 21 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) has confirmed that superstar David Rudisha will defend his men's 800 metres title at the IAAF World Championships in London.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
UK PM urge to prevent Saudi executions
London, July 21 (IANS) A group of UK MPs have written to Prime Minister Theresa May asking her to intervene in the case of 14 Saudi prisoners believed to be facing imminent execution, the media reported.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bigger 'destruction of service' attacks set to infect businesses: Cisco
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Uncovering the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of cyber attacks, networking and security major Cisco on Friday forecast a potential "destruction of service" (DeOS) attacks.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Bieber banned from China for 'bad behaviour'
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Chinese authorities have announced that Canadian singer Justin Bieber will not be allowed to perform in the country because of his on and offstage antics.
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghan all-girl team shines at robotic competition
Washington, July 21 (IANS) A team of six Afghan girls has won the limelight in an international robotic competition held there for their "courageous achievement" after a bumpy US journey that almost crushed their dreams.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Goa proved lucky for Kovind: Parrikar
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The Goa Assembly on Friday passed a motion congratulating Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the next President of India, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar claiming that "Goa is lucky for everyone".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Reliance Industries announces 1:1 bonus share
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited on Friday announced bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
IIT-ians corner maximum Qualcomm Innovation fellowships
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Seven scholars from IIT-Bombay and IIT-Kharagpur are among 10 selected for six Qualcomm Innovation Fellow (QInF) programmes in India for the academic year 2017-18, an official said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
We don't support Gau Rakshak violence, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it does not support the violence unleashed by vigilante groups in the name of cow protection.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UC-Berkeley to receive funds for gene editing research
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) The University of California-Berkeley has said it will join research funded by US Defense Department (DoD) to improve the safety and accuracy of gene editing.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Sunny Leone 'excited' to be on auction platform
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone says she is excited to be a part of an action organised by Uber Dreams, an e-commerce start-up platform built to fulfil dreams with curated experiences.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC to decide on early hearing of Ayodhya site
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide on a plea for an early hearing of appeals challenging the Allahabad High Court order directing the splitting of the disputed site at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Facebook adds specialised 'Groups for Pages' for communities
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) In its bid to provide a platform for communities to hold discussions on specific areas, Facebook on Wednesday added a new feature called 'Groups for Pages'.
2017-07-21
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Princess Diana's personal items to go on display
London, July 21 (IANS) Personal items owned and used by Princess Diana, including cassette tapes, a lunch box and ballet shoes, will be put on display at the Buckingham Palace, the media reported on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Sao Paulo secure former Brazil U-20 star Guilherme
Sao Paulo, July 21 (IANS) Six-time Brazilian football champions Sao Paulo have secured former Brazil under-21 midfielder Marcos Guilherme on loan from Atletico Paranaense.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
ED files chargesheet against CA of Misa Bharti
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a fresh supplementary chargesheet against the chartered accountant of RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti in connection with an alleged money laundering case, court sources said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4,472 Haaj pilgrims will go from northeast
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year, it was announced on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Religion
Vigilance probe begins into Kerala medical scam
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) An official probe began on Friday into an alleged medical college scam involving BJP leaders in Kerala.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paresh Rawal, Swaroop come together for song
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Star couple Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat have come together for a song, "Saamne aa", for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Education
Trump's legal team spokesman resigns
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The spokesman for US President Donald Trump's legal team has resigned within two months on the job, the media reported.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Celebs praise India's win against Australia in Women's World Cup
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) A string of celebrities from Bollywood and sports like Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli have lauded India's win against Australia in the second semi-finals of Women's World Cup.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Shanmugh Natarajan appointed MD to lead Adobe India operations
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Global software giant Adobe on Friday announced that Shanmugh Natarajan has been appointed Managing Director for Adobe Systems in India.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Voting concludes in Goa RS election
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) All 38 MLAs in the Goa assembly on Friday voted for the lone Rajya Sabha seat which falls vacant on July 28.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Reliance Jio launches JioPhone for zero cost
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday announced the launch of 'intelligent smartphone' JioPhone, which will be available for beta testing from August 15.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian equities buoyed by global cues, surge in RIL, Wipro stocks
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Positive global cues and healthy quarterly results from index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries (RIL) and Wipro trimmed previous session's losses and buoyed Indian equity markets to trade on a flat-to-positive note during the mid-afternoon session on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Masked men kill teacher in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 21 (IANS) A teacher was shot dead by two masked gunmen in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, the latest in a string of targeted killing in the militancy-hit country, an official said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Education
Rahul blames Modi for Kashmir turbulence
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government's policies for the volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Anil Kapoor urges fans to support Assam
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor has urged his fans and followers to provide relief to the flood-stricked people of Assam.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistani spy agencies given five days to produce Zardari aide
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court has given intelligence agencies five days to produce an aide to former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari who was allegedly picked up from his house on April 4.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Criminal wanted in Andhra held in UP
Ghaziabad, July 21 (IANS) A criminal wanted for murder in Andhra Pradesh was arrested here after a gun battle with security forces, police said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reliance Jio launches JioPhone for free
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday announced the launch of 'intelligent smartphone' JioPhone, which will be available for beta testing from August 15.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
People recognise me as Lord Hanuman: Ishant Bhanushali (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Child artist Ishant Bhanushali has been roped in to portray Lord Hanuman in the mythological TV show "Chakradhari Ajaya Krishna". He says people still recognise him as Lord Hanuman after his previous "Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan" show.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Intelligent Cloud helps Microsoft post better profits in Q4
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Driven by exponential growth in its intelligent Azure Cloud offering, Microsoft has reported much better profits than expected for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended on June 30.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Pritam auctions guitar gifted by SRK
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has gifted Pritam Chakraborty a guitar for making music for his forthcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal". The composer said he has put the gift on auction for charity.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA eyes solar eclipse to understand Earth's energy system
New York, July 21 (IANS) In a bid to learn more about Earth's energy system, scientists at NASA are planning to explore the moon's eclipse of the sun, the space agency said in a statement.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Student likely to become Australia's youngest senator
Canberra, July 21 (IANS) A university student is likely to become Australia's youngest senator after the resignation of a politician he calls his "mentor", the media reported on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Rainbow designs: When architecture furthers LGBT rights
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) It's shaped like a pizza slice and seeks to make the point that the environment can "remedy the shortcomings" of India's LGBT community. Taking gender tropes head-on, 23-year-old Abhyam Shukla's design of a sensitisation centre for the community, his undergraduate architectural thesis, makes it a dissertation with a difference.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Human Interest/Society
Business is to increase not only wealth but also 'dharma' (Book Review)
Title: The Dharma of Business -- Commercial Law in Medieval India; Author: Donald R. Davis, Jr; Publisher: Portfolio by Penguin Random House India; Pages: 155; Price: Rs 299
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,IANS Life
Roop Durgapal turns playback singer
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) "Balika Vadhu" fame actress Roop Durgapal, who had earlier expressed her desire for playback singing, has now entered the world of music.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Choose the right accessory to make an impression
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) One can wear a nice dress, but the look can be incomplete without the right accessories. Some of the classic trends that are doing rounds this season are candy-coloured jewellery and choker-shaped pieces, say experts.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
FIFA may undertake final inspection before U-17 World Cup in India
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Iterating that the infrastructure and other preparations for the U-17 soccer World Cup are on track, a key organising committee official said FIFA, world football's governing body, may undertake one last inspection of the venues closer to the showpiece event that is slated to kick off on October 6.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports
Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Apple has added dozens of new graphic overlays and posters, including classic Disney and Pixar characters in its easy-to-use video creation app for iOS called 'Clips' which are available on both iPhones and iPads, the company has announced.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Beauty conscious' Indian men boost skincare market (Feature)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Whether it is workplace competition, a growing urge to appear well groomed, or increased visibility of metrosexual men in pop culture, a melange of social and cultural factors are driving Indian men to break stereotypes and opt for skincare products -- giving, in the process, a boost to the skin care market, say experts.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National,Business/Economy
Discover popular events in town with Google Search
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Goggle on Friday rolled out a latest update in its Search engine which will help users discover, promote and attend their favourite events in town.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Haryana power consumption hits new high
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) The maximum daily electricity consumption in Haryana has crossed a record 2,000 lakh units, the state's power utilities said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
More education, fewer child brides mean healthier children
Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were married as children or had children early compared to those who were illiterate, according to an analysis by Child Rights and You (CRY), a Mumbai-based child rights nonprofit.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist protests
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent a separatist called protest shutdown.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
60-year-old Australian wine bottle sold for $41,000
Melbourne, July 21 (IANS) A 66-year-old bottle of Australian wine has sold for more than $41,000 in Melbourne, it was confirmed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Next 'Mann Ki Baat' to air on July 30
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to share their inputs for his July 30 Maan Ki Baat radio programme.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I've encountered racism all my life: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the ebony-complexioned superstar of Bollywood whom every producer wants to sign at any cost. He is barely out of one highly-lauded role in "Mom" when hes already looking at another crowd-pleasing role as a hoodlum dancer in "Munna Michael".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anti-abuse measures are working, says Twitter
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) While there is still much work to be done, people are experiencing significantly less abuse on Twitter now than they were six months ago, the micro-blogging website has said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hubble captures tiny Martian moon Phobos
Washington, July 21 (IANS) In a rare encounter, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured Phobos - one of the moons of Mars - which is a football-shaped object so tiny that it would fit comfortably inside the Washington D.C. Beltway.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UNGA pushes Security Council reform to next session
United Nations, July 21 (IANS) After yet another year of Security Council reform negotiations, the General Assembly has decided again to roll it over to the next session amid criticism of the obduracy of a minority that stalled progress in the several decades-long effort to bring the UN's top decision-making body in line with the realities of the 21st centuries.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Intelligent Cloud boosts Microsoft's Q4 results
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Driven by exponential growth in its intelligent Azure Cloud offering, Microsoft has reported much better profits than expected for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 that ended on June 30.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Two killed in China shop blast
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 55 other injured on Friday in a blast at a shop in China's Hangzhou city, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sessions to remain Attorney General despite Trump criticism
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he would continue in his job despite President Donald Trump's public attacks on his recusal from the ongoing Russia probe.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Key Indian equity indices trade flat in early session
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Friday following global cues.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Sunny Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) It was a sunny Friday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UNSC sanctions individuals, entities linked to IS, Al Qaeda
United Nations, July 21 (IANS) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to impose sanction measures on two armed groups, two entities and four individuals linked to the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Terrorism
Spanish authorities exhume remains of Dali for paternity test
Madrid, July 21 (IANS) The remains of Spanish artist Salvador Dali has been exhumed from a grave in his native city Figueres in compliance with a court order in a paternity case, an official said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Quake hits Greece, Turkey, 2 dead
Athens, July 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hit a Greek island on Friday, killing at least two persons and injuring many others, with extensive property damage, authorities said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Forest Whitaker joins 'Empire'
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actor Forest Whitaker will be joining the cast of "Empire".
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan rejects US report on Afghan Taliban
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected parts of a recent US report, which said that "Pakistan did not take substantial action against the Afghan Taliban or Haqqani, or substantially limit their ability to threaten US interests in Afghanistan."
2017-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Lily Collins slams the fashion industry
London, July 21 (IANS) Actress Lily Collins has slammed the fashion industry for casting "extremely small girls" in catwalk shows, and she thinks the conversation around model's weight should be re-discussed.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Speaker of Syria's parliament sacked for poor performance
Damascus, July 21 (IANS) The Syrian Parliament on Thursday sacked its speaker, Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, over her "lack of performance".
2017-07-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
London to banish winter blues with biggest ever light show
London, July 21 (IANS) More than 40 installations are to light up London in one of the biggest ever light shows, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Jordan urges Israel to stop violations in al-Aqsa
Amman, July 21 (IANS) Palestine parliamentary committee at Jordan's Lower House on Thursday expressed its rejection of Israeli violations in al-Aqsa Mosque following a gun attack that resulted in the death of two Israeli policemen.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Handy tips to enjoy adventure sports
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) From riding a wave to jumping off a cliff, the thrill that an adventure sport gives you is unmatched. However, when you attempt an extreme sport like cliff jumping and base jumping, you put your life at risk. Be mentally prepared and listen to instructions carefully to be safe, say experts.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jolie goes for toy shopping with daughters
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie was all smiles during a shopping trip with her children here.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Colombia marks independence day
Bogota, July 21 (IANS) Colombia on Thursday celebrated 207th anniversary of their country's independence with military parades involving thousands of troops and police officers in Bogota and other cities.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington found dead
London, July 21 (IANS) Chester Bennington, lead singer for rock band Linkin Park, has died and his death is being investigated as a possible suicide, authorities said Thursday. He was 41.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Comparison with Chrissy Teigen shocks Kim Kardashian
London, July 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was surprised to find out online quiz results suggested she is more like her friend Chrissy Teigen than herself.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jeff Sessions plans to stay on despite Trump criticism
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The attorney general of the US on Thursday said he planned to remain at his post despite harsh criticism from President Donald Trump.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Soccer clubs probed over bogus visas for young African players
Prato, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian police are investigating several football clubs for allegedly abetting the illegal entry into Italy of young African players, by helping them get false papers and fraudulent family reconciliation visas.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Convicted killer of Pier Paolo Pasolini dies in hospital
Rome, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Pino Pelosi, the only person convicted for the murder of controversial Italian intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini more than 40 years ago has died in a Rome hospital, Andkronos learned on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tehran summons Kuwait's charge d'affaires amid row
Teheran, July 21 (IANS) Iran's foreign ministry has summoned Kuwait's charge d'affaires after the Gulf state closed the Iranian cultural, military and trade offices and ordered the number of Iranian diplomats there to be cut amid a spying row, the semi-official news agency Fars reported on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Iran,Politics,Diplomacy
Karnataka CM congratulates President-elect Kovind
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election to the office of the President.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Coconut water helps Robbie Williams stay young
London, July 21 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams says he uses fermented coconut water face masks to stay looking young on tour.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
App helps Kashmiri woman become pregnant after 7 years
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A young Kashmiri woman who was unable to conceive for the last seven years has got pregnant after receiving medical advices from doctors of Sir Ganga Ram hospital on a smartphone app.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Musician plays guitar during brain surgery in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) A 37-year-old musician played guitar while a nerve disorder in his brain was stimulated at a private hospital in the city recently, said a neurosurgeon on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Harmanpreet's breezy ton propels India to WWC final
Derby, July 21 (IANS) All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur's scintillating 115-ball unbeaten 171 helped India thrash Australia by 36 runs in the second semi-final here and set their date with hosts England in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at The Lord's in London.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Morphine mixture recovered from food trolley on AI aircraft
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has initiated a probe into the recovery of 2kg of morphine mixture from a catering food trolley which was used on an Air India aircraft, the company said on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Harmanpreet's ton knocks Australia out of WWC
Derby, July 21 (IANS) All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur's belligerent 115-ball unbeaten 171 helped India beat world champions Australia by 36 runs in the second semi-final here and set their date with hosts England in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at The Lord's.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Niti Aayog makes presentation on digital payments for House panel
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Niti Aayog on Thursday made a presentation on the proliferation of digital payments in the country and how it is transforming the Indian economy to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, which is also looking into the November demonetisation measure, official sources here said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday urged people to use bicycle at least once a week to protect the environment.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
'Bareilly Ki Barfi' is a very much like Woody Allen films: Ayushmann Khurana
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurana, who is all geared up for the release of his upcoming film "Bareilly Ki Barfi", says that it is very much like a Woody Allen film.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pyongyang yet to respond to Seoul's military talks offer
Seoul, July 21 (IANS) North Korea is yet to officially respond to South Korea's offer of military talks, Seoul's Defence Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Reliance Nippon Life logs 8% premium growth
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Private life insurer Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Company Ltd on Friday said it closed the first quarter with eight per cent growth in its premium income.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
1,141 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu, July 21 (IANS) A fresh batch of over 1,100 pilgrims set out from here for the Amarnath Yatra on Friday amid tight security, an official said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security
More education, fewer child brides mean healthier children
Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were married as children or had children early compared to those who were illiterate, according to an analysis by Child Rights and You (CRY), a Mumbai-based child rights nonprofit.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Of mother, marks and survival (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Discover the touching fictional tale of a joint family at the centre of which is "mai" or the mother, who holds the entire family together; flick through a manual that lists steps to securing good marks in examinations, and finally read about the historic force that is shaking our world. There is nothing more diverse that the IANS bookshelf could offer this week.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,IANS Life
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist protests
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent a separatist called protest shutdown.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
60-year-old Australian wine bottle sold for $41,000
Melbourne, July 21 (IANS) A 66-year-old bottle of Australian wine has sold for more than $41,000 in Melbourne, it was confirmed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Next 'Mann Ki Baat' to air on July 30
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to share their inputs for his July 30 Maan Ki Baat radio programme.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I've encountered racism all my life: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the ebony-complexioned superstar of Bollywood whom every producer wants to sign at any cost. He is barely out of one highly-lauded role in "Mom" when hes already looking at another crowd-pleasing role as a hoodlum dancer in "Munna Michael".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anti-abuse measures are working, says Twitter
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) While there is still much work to be done, people are experiencing significantly less abuse on Twitter now than they were six months ago, the micro-blogging website has said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hubble captures tiny Martian moon Phobos
Washington, July 21 (IANS) In a rare encounter, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured Phobos - one of the moons of Mars - which is a football-shaped object so tiny that it would fit comfortably inside the Washington D.C. Beltway.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UNGA pushes Security Council reform to next session
United Nations, July 21 (IANS) After yet another year of Security Council reform negotiations, the General Assembly has decided again to roll it over to the next session amid criticism of the obduracy of a minority that stalled progress in the several decades-long effort to bring the UN's top decision-making body in line with the realities of the 21st centuries.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Intelligent Cloud boosts Microsoft's Q4 results
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Driven by exponential growth in its intelligent Azure Cloud offering, Microsoft has reported much better profits than expected for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 that ended on June 30.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Two killed in China shop blast
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 55 other injured on Friday in a blast at a shop in China's Hangzhou city, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sessions to remain Attorney General despite Trump criticism
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he would continue in his job despite President Donald Trump's public attacks on his recusal from the ongoing Russia probe.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Key Indian equity indices trade flat in early session
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Friday following global cues.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Sunny Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) It was a sunny Friday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UNSC sanctions individuals, entities linked to IS, Al Qaeda
United Nations, July 21 (IANS) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to impose sanction measures on two armed groups, two entities and four individuals linked to the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Terrorism
Spanish authorities exhume remains of Dali for paternity test
Madrid, July 21 (IANS) The remains of Spanish artist Salvador Dali has been exhumed from a grave in his native city Figueres in compliance with a court order in a paternity case, an official said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Quake hits Greece, Turkey, 2 dead
Athens, July 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hit a Greek island on Friday, killing at least two persons and injuring many others, with extensive property damage, authorities said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Forest Whitaker joins 'Empire'
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actor Forest Whitaker will be joining the cast of "Empire".
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan rejects US report on Afghan Taliban
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected parts of a recent US report, which said that "Pakistan did not take substantial action against the Afghan Taliban or Haqqani, or substantially limit their ability to threaten US interests in Afghanistan."
2017-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Lily Collins slams the fashion industry
London, July 21 (IANS) Actress Lily Collins has slammed the fashion industry for casting "extremely small girls" in catwalk shows, and she thinks the conversation around model's weight should be re-discussed.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Speaker of Syria's parliament sacked for poor performance
Damascus, July 21 (IANS) The Syrian Parliament on Thursday sacked its speaker, Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, over her "lack of performance".
2017-07-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
London to banish winter blues with biggest ever light show
London, July 21 (IANS) More than 40 installations are to light up London in one of the biggest ever light shows, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Jordan urges Israel to stop violations in al-Aqsa
Amman, July 21 (IANS) Palestine parliamentary committee at Jordan's Lower House on Thursday expressed its rejection of Israeli violations in al-Aqsa Mosque following a gun attack that resulted in the death of two Israeli policemen.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Handy tips to enjoy adventure sports
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) From riding a wave to jumping off a cliff, the thrill that an adventure sport gives you is unmatched. However, when you attempt an extreme sport like cliff jumping and base jumping, you put your life at risk. Be mentally prepared and listen to instructions carefully to be safe, say experts.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jolie goes for toy shopping with daughters
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie was all smiles during a shopping trip with her children here.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Colombia marks independence day
Bogota, July 21 (IANS) Colombia on Thursday celebrated 207th anniversary of their country's independence with military parades involving thousands of troops and police officers in Bogota and other cities.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington found dead
London, July 21 (IANS) Chester Bennington, lead singer for rock band Linkin Park, has died and his death is being investigated as a possible suicide, authorities said Thursday. He was 41.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Comparison with Chrissy Teigen shocks Kim Kardashian
London, July 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was surprised to find out online quiz results suggested she is more like her friend Chrissy Teigen than herself.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jeff Sessions plans to stay on despite Trump criticism
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The attorney general of the US on Thursday said he planned to remain at his post despite harsh criticism from President Donald Trump.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Soccer clubs probed over bogus visas for young African players
Prato, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian police are investigating several football clubs for allegedly abetting the illegal entry into Italy of young African players, by helping them get false papers and fraudulent family reconciliation visas.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Convicted killer of Pier Paolo Pasolini dies in hospital
Rome, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Pino Pelosi, the only person convicted for the murder of controversial Italian intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini more than 40 years ago has died in a Rome hospital, Andkronos learned on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka CM congratulates President-elect Kovind
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election to the office of the President.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Coconut water helps Robbie Williams stay young
London, July 21 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams says he uses fermented coconut water face masks to stay looking young on tour.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
App helps Kashmiri woman become pregnant after 7 years
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A young Kashmiri woman who was unable to conceive for the last seven years has got pregnant after receiving medical advices from doctors of Sir Ganga Ram hospital on a smartphone app.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Musician plays guitar during brain surgery in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) A 37-year-old musician played guitar while a nerve disorder in his brain was stimulated at a private hospital in the city recently, said a neurosurgeon on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Harmanpreet's breezy ton propels India to WWC final
Derby, July 21 (IANS) All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur's scintillating 115-ball unbeaten 171 helped India thrash Australia by 36 runs in the second semi-final here and set their date with hosts England in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at The Lord's in London.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Morphine mixture recovered from food trolley on AI aircraft
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has initiated a probe into the recovery of 2kg of morphine mixture from a catering food trolley which was used on an Air India aircraft, the company said on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Harmanpreet's ton knocks Australia out of WWC
Derby, July 21 (IANS) All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur's belligerent 115-ball unbeaten 171 helped India beat world champions Australia by 36 runs in the second semi-final here and set their date with hosts England in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at The Lord's.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Niti Aayog makes presentation on digital payments for House panel
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Niti Aayog on Thursday made a presentation on the proliferation of digital payments in the country and how it is transforming the Indian economy to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, which is also looking into the November demonetisation measure, official sources here said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday urged people to use bicycle at least once a week to protect the environment.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
UP recommends CBI probe into Akhilesh's Gomti Riverfront Project
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the multi-crore Gomti Riverfront Project, one of the dream projects of his predecessor Akhilesh Yadav.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
85,000 candidates placed after skill training: Government
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday said a total of 1,62,586 candidates have been skilled and 84,900 placed after skill training under Deendayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in 2016-17.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
US AG says he plans to stay on despite Trump criticism
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The Attorney General of the US said on Thursday he planned to remain at his post despite harsh criticism from President Donald Trump, who slammed the Justice Department head for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
208 rail over bridges to be built under Setu Bharatam plan
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has identified 208 level crossings for construction of rail over bridges (ROBs) under Setu Bharatam programme, which aims to make all national highways free of railway level crossings by 2019, Parliament was told on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Government tells army to suggest possible roles for women officers
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Defence Ministry has asked all wings of the Indian Army to come up with suggestions by July 31 on roles women officers can be given.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Government to launch 'Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana'
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government will launch a new scheme, named Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), to provide an alternative source of livelihood to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs).
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Black Prince is well-intended bore (Movie Review: Rating *1/2)
Starring: Shabana Azmi, Satinder Sartaaj, Amanda Root, Directed by Kavi Raz
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ABB India's Q2 net profit up 35%
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Industrial technology major ABB India on Thursday reported an increase of 34.90 per cent in its net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
GST will benefit small traders more: Modi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will benefit small traders more and asked the party MPs to give pace to their activities in specific parliamentary constituencies.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cross-voting in Bengal, Kovind gets five more votes
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Reports of cross-voting in the presidential polls surfaced in West Bengal after NDA's winning candidate Ram Nath Govind secured five votes more than the total strength of BJP and its allies in the state assembly.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Egypt expresses dissatisfaction over US travel warning
Cairo, July 20 (IANS) Egypt admonished on Thursday the US for warning its citizens against travel to the Middle Eastern country because of the threats from terrorists and violent political groups.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cross-voting favours Meira Kumar in Rajasthan
Jaipur, July 20 (IANS) Unlike in several other states, cross-voting in the presidential election seems to have gone against National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in Rajasthan.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Israeli, Turkish Presidents discuss East Jerusalem's shrine violence
Jerusalem, July 20 (IANS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin talked over the phone with Turkish President Recep Erdogan in a rare conversation between the two leaders over the escalating tensions around East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Congress warns sulking Vaghela to behave, not embarrass party
Ahmedabad, July 20 (IANS) The Gujarat Congress on Thursday evening issued a warning to veteran party leader Shankersinh Vaghela not to "play any politics" under the guise of his 77th birthday celebrations with his supporters and legislators on Friday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Kohli, Shastri hail Harmanpreet's ton in WWC semis
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Indian men's team captain Virat Kohli and newly-appointed head coach Ravi Shastri led Twitter users in congratulating all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, who on Thursday blasted an unbeaten 171 off only 115 deliveries to help India post a massive 281/4 in a rain-shortened 42-overs-a-side Women's World Cup semi-final against Australia at Derby.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Highways ministry approves 51,300 km state roads as highways
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The road transport and highways ministry in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Thursday said that it has given "in-principle" approval to convert 51,300 km length of state roads as new highways.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sanitation coverage up to 65.07% till July: Government
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday said that the Swachh Bharat Mission has picked up great momentum, with the sanitation coverage increasing from 41.80 per cent in October 2014 to 65.07 per cent in July 2017, and is hopeful of achieving its target by October 2019.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thames, Hooghly communities plan riverside art walk for cross-cultural connectivity
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) In a bid to inspire cross-cultural connectivity between Bengal and Britain, the communities along the Thames and Hooghly rivers have come together for a year-long artistic exchange programme to create 20 hand-painted silk scrolls and participate in animated walks across 20 locations along the two rivers between September-December this year.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rs 19,000 cr invested on national highways in North-East: Minister
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has spent around Rs 19,000 crore in the last two years for strengthening road infrastructure in the north-eastern region of the country, Minster of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ola yet to plug policy gap that helped doctor's kidnappers
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Fourteen days after an Ola cab driver kidnapped a 29-year-old Delhi doctor, the cab service provider company is yet to fix a policy loophole that favoured the kidnappers.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Diplomat's cricket analogies on India-China military stand off
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) That cricket is followed like a religion in India is well known but a senior diplomat using the analogies of the sport to explain, or to conceal, Indian foreign policy manoeuvers in resolving a military stand-off with China may be a first.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Amarinder meets Jaitley, seeks settlement of Rs 6,000 cr farmers loans
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought from the central government one-time settlement of the Rs 6,000 crore loans taken by the states farmers from national and private banks.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No concrete progress on key issues as 2nd round Brexit talks end
Brussels, July 20 (IANS) The European Union and Britain failed to bridge their differences on key Brexit issues, including financial settlement and the jurisdiction of overseas citizens, as the second round of negotiations concluded here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Arab League urges world to save Yemen from cholera outbreak
Cairo, July 20 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) warned on Thursday against the growing cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, urging the international community to respond to the pleas of UN organisations to control the epidemic.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
11 Gujarat Congress MLAs cross-voted for Kovind
Gandhinagar, July 20 (IANS) As many as 11 Gujarat Congress legislators on Thursday were learnt to have cast their votes in favour of NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, and not for the official Congress-led opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Eurofins Scientific to acquire Tata's Advinus Therapeutics
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Tata Industries on Thursday said that laboratory testing major Eurofins Scientific will acquire its preclinical contract research company Advinus Therapeutics.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre to build 15,000 km national highways this fiscal: Minister
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has set a target of constructing 15,000-km of national highways during the current fiscal, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Stakeholder consultations on for air passengers' digital ID number: Raju
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday said that it has conducted various stakeholder consultations to evolve a procedure that would mandate air passengers to furnish a digital identification number for booking tickets.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonia, Rahul, others congratulate President-elect Kovind
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the President of India and reminded him that the President has been entrusted with the task of upholding the Constitution of India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gadkari reviews progress of work on logistics parks
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday reviewed the progress of the work to set up multi-modal logistics parks across the country.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Underlining women through films is not my forte: Avinash Das
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Director Avinash Das, who received critical acclaim for his film "Anaarkali of Aarah" earlier this year, said on Thursday he doesn't like how women-oriented films underline the gender as it's not something that he does in his movies.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hope CBFC doesn't have issues with 'Akali' in 'Raag Desh': Tigmanshu Dhulia
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is gearing up for the release of "Raag Desh - Birth of a Nation", hopes the censor board doesn't have any issues with the film's content, as also with the use of the word "Akali", which it has objected to in Madhur Bhandarkar's "Indu Sarkar".
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Doklam standoff may be prolonged, needs proper handling: Shyam Saran
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Calling the month-long military stand-off between India and China at Doklam part of a mind game, former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran on Thursday said there was a possibility of a prolonged impasse and even "punitive action" caused by Chinese "frustration" over confrontation with India in a third nation's territory.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi to get showers on Friday, says weatherman
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Delhi saw some respite from the heat on Thursday, as the maximum temperature dropped two degrees due to a rainy morning even as the weatherman predicted light rain on Friday as well.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sparks fly in RS over cow vigilantism, government says not anti-Muslim (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Sparks flew in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday during the discussion on cow vigilantism and atrocities on Dalits, with the opposition trying to corner the government and a minister raking up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the 2002 Godhra incident.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RIL to invest $25 mn in innovation incubator in Israel
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday announced it will invest $25 million in a technology incubator -- the Jerusalem Innovation Incubator (JII) -- which will reinvest in early stage start-ups working in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), financial technology and Internet of Things (IoT).
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Himachal gang-rape, murder: BJP shuts down Shimla, top police official transferred
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) The 'Queen of Hills' Shimla wore a deserted look on Thursday as the opposition BJP called for a complete shutdown over the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl, with all business establishments, including shopping and tourism centres remaining closed.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KPMG India to merge BMR's M&A and risk consulting businesses
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Professional services firm KPMG in India on Thursday said that it will merge the transactions (M&A) and risk consulting businesses of BMR.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Harmanpreet's breezy ton takes India to 281/4 in WWC semis
Derby, July 20 (IANS) All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur's belligerent century helped India post a massive 281/4 against world champions Australia in the second semi-final encounter of the Women's World Cup at the County Ground here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Maharashtra cheers President-elect Kovind
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Top political leaders from Maharashtra cutting across party lines on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the new President of India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ED summons SRK, wife for personal hearing in FEMA case
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has served a notice to Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri to appear before it personally on August 23 in an ongoing FEMA case, official sources said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bonucci joins Milan on five-year contract
Milan, July 20 (IANS) Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci signed a five-year contract with A.C. Milan, the Serie A side announced on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Patriotism has become social media post: Kunal Kapoor
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor, who will be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Raag Desh - Birth of a Nation", believes patriotism nowadays has become a social media post.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wipro net dips 8 per cent quarterly, flat yearly
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Thursday reported Rs 2,080 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 8 per cent sequential decline from Rs 2,260 crore a quarter ago but 1.2 per cent up annually from (Rs 2,059 crore) in the like period a year ago.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Delhi zoo celebrates 10th birthday of white tiger Vijay
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With a 10 kg cake and a special treat of two kg chicken -- his favourite, the National Zoological Park (Delhi zoo) celebrated the tenth birthday of white tiger Vijay here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Two AAP legislators in Delhi too voted for Kovind
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind got the votes of two AAP MLAs, apart from those of four BJP MLAs in the Delhi assembly in the July 17 presidential election.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How far can a citizen invoke autonomy of identity on grounds of privacy, asks SC
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that ignorance of citizens on how personal data furnished by them was being used could not be the basis for not testing the validity of a law -- Aadhaar Act in the instant case.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rescued after 13 days, traumatised Delhi doctor thanks police
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A day after he was rescued from kidnappers who held him hostage for 13 days, 29-year-old Sreekanth struggled to find words as he faced questions on Thursday evening.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Cross-voting in Presidential election in Maharashtra
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The voting results from Maharashtra in the Presidential election suggest cross-voting by some opposition legislators in favour of NDA candidate and winner Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
HPCL and ONGC in separate businesses, there is no clash: Official
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The acquisition of the central government's majority stake in Hindustan Petroleum by state-run explorer ONGC is the more effective and smoother way of merging these two entities, which are in two different segments of the business, according to a concerned official here.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Storytelling has been controlled by men: Alankrita Shrivastava
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) "Lipstick Under My Burkha" director Alankrita Shrivastava says she is happy making women-oriented films, even being criticised for doing so, as she feels storytelling in cinema has mainly been controlled by men.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonia, Rahul congratulate President-elect Kovind
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the President of India and reminded him that the President has been entrusted with the task of upholding the Constitution of India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ghani congratulates Kovind on being elected President
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the 14th President of India.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
BSF seizes gold biscuits worth Rs 2 crore
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 60 gold biscuits worth close to Rs 2 crore from a smuggler at Hakimpur in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Raag Desh' team has surreal experience at Netaji's residence
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Actors Kunal Kapoor and Mohit Marwah on Thursday had a "surreal experience" as they walked into Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's ancestral home here ahead of the release of their film "Raag Desh -- Birth of a Nation."
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Kuwait orders Iran envoy to leave
Kuwait, July 20 (IANS) Kuwait ordered the Iranian Ambassador on Thursday to leave the country within 48 days, amid a diplomatic row between the two countries, Iranian media reported.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy
Congress leader asks Goa BJP MLAs to adopt 15 cows each
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane on Thursday asked all BJP MLAs to adopt 15 cows so that they understand the woes of a cattle farmer while also coming to the rescue of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar over his remarks on beef.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Targeting schoolchildren doesn't behove any Army: India tells Pakistan
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India on Thursday told Pakistan that its troops were "deliberately" targeting Indian civilian villages and firing at schoolchildren in Jammu and Kashmir which "does not behove of any Army".
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
AAP names Khaira as Leader of Opposition in Punjab
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday named Sukhpal Singh Khaira as Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha targets Rs 1 lakh cr export turnover by 2025
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Odisha has set a target of achieving an export turnover of Rs 1 lakh crore by 2025, MSME Secretary L.N. Gupta said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Kovind, Meira ran dignified campaign: Mahajan
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday congratulated both President-elect Ram Nath Kovind and opposition candidate Meira Kumar for running a dignified campaign in the Presidential election.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SRK to virtually join 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' trailer launch
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is vacationing with family in Los Angeles, will virtually be present on Friday afternoon for the trailer launch of his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal".
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Religious intolerance in India causing concern: Pakistan
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Rising religious intolerance and bigotry in India is a cause of global concern, Pakistan said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Japan beat India at women's HWL
Johannesburg, July 20 (IANS) Japan beat India 2-0 in a Women's Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final match here on Thursday to secure a chance to qualify for next year's Women's World Cup.
2017-07-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Hockey
Robbers posing as police officers arrested
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Three criminals who posed as Delhi Police officers to rob motorists, businessmen and jewellers at gunpoint here have been arrested, police said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man of humble beginnings, Ram Nath Kovind rose from the ranks (Profile)
A man of humble origin and a low-profile leader, Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India and will be the second Dalit to occupy the top constitutional post.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ficci hails Kovind's election as President
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Hailing the election of Ram Nath Kovind as President of India, industry lobby Ficci on Thursday said it displays the highest standard of conduct of parliamentary democracy.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating combined opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra cheers Kovind's victory
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Top political leaders from Maharashtra cutting across party lines on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for being elected the 14th President of India.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Emirates flight narrowly averts collision over Mauritius
Dubai, July 20 (IANS) An Airbus A380 flight of Emirates Airways nearly collided in mid-air with an Air Seychelles passenger jet when the Dubai-based carrier was about to land in Mauritius, local media reported on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Ola was ready to pay Rs 5-crore ransom, say police
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A day after a 29-year-old Delhi doctor kidnapped by an Ola cab driver was rescued from Uttar Pradesh, the Delhi Police on Thursday said the company was "not hesitant" to pay the ransom of Rs 5 crore the kidnappers had demanded.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Putin, Trump discussed Russian adoptions: Kremlin
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed the adoption of Russian children by US citizens at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, the Kremlin said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
India rejects China's demand, says withdrawal of troops should be on both sides (Roundup)
New Delhi/Beijing, July 20 (IANS) India on Thursday rejected China's demand for withdrawal of troops from the Doklam border area, saying the pull out should be from both sides for a dialogue to be held for resolving the month long military stand-off at the tri-junction in Sikkim sector.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Parrikar takes dig at Congress over cross-voting
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) As many as four elected representatives of the Congress party may have cross-voted in favour of NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, who eventually won the election with a handsome margin.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ghaziabad hikes circle rates
Ghaziabad, July 20 (IANS) In an annual review, the Ghaziabad administration has marginally increased circle rates which are to be enforced from August 8 in this Uttar Pradesh district.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Wipro to buy back shares worth Rs 11,000 crore
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Thursday proposed to buy back nearly 344 million shares of Rs 2 face value for Rs 11,000 crore ($1.7 billion) at Rs 320 ($4.95) per share.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
RIL Q1 standalone net up 9% at Rs 8,196 cr on petchem gains
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday posted a healthy 9 per cent rise in its standalone net profit for the first quarter ended June at Rs 8,196 crore on the back of higher margins from its petrochemicals business and a one-time gain.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
F1 drivers body backs FIA decision to count on Halo protection
Geneva, July 20 (IANS) The Formula One drivers' association on Thursday backed the International Automobile Federation's decision to choose the Halo frontal cockpit protection for 2018.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
New book club for readers of NCR
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A new book club aiming to develop a community that encourages reading not just for pleasure but also for learning is all set to attract readers of the National Capital Region (NCR).
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
11mn euros of assets seized from mafia convict
Rome, July 20 (IANS/AKI) Italian tax police on Thursday impounded property worth more than 11 million euros from convicted murderer and alleged Sicilian mafia associate Giacomo Gabriele Stanzu as well as from members of his family.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI arrests Delhi municipal official for taking bribe
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The CBI has arrested a Delhi Municipal Corporation official on the charge of accepting Rs 10,000 in bribe for the grant of a licence for a meat shop, an official said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Centre to show no sympathy to cow vigilantes: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the government will show no sympathy to those lynching people in the name of cow protection.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia tighten grip on synchronised swimming at world meet
Budapest, July 20 (IANS) With another strong performance on Thursday, Russia strengthened their grip on synchronised swimming at the FINA World Championships here.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Ceballos will be pillar of Real Madrid, says club President
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) New arrival Dani Ceballos will be a pillar of Real Madrid for the future, Florentino Perez, President of the Spanish football champions, said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mattia De Sciglio inks five-year contract with Juventus
Rome, July 20 (IANS) Italian defender Mattia De Sciglio inked a five-year contract with Juventus, the Serie A football champions announced on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Shastri, Kohli stress on keeping No.1 Test spot
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) After joining forces amid various controversies, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and newly-appointed head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday stressed on the importance of maintaining consistency and working towards holding on to the No.1 Test rank.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
TRAI trying to conclude IUC review soon
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Indian telecom regulator plans to conclude the long-drawn interconnection usage charge (IUC) review as soon as possible, a top official said here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
28 Syrian soldiers killed in rebel ambush: War monitor
Damascus, July 20 (IANS) At least 28 Syrian government soldiers were killed in an ambush near the capital on Thursday, a war monitor group reported.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
In Kerala, Meira Kumar is the winner
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind may have been elected the new President of India on Thursday but in Kerala it was his rival UPA-backed Meira Kumar who won effortlessly.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
EU presses UK for clarity on Brexit divorce bill
Brussels, July 20 (IANS) The UK must make clear its position on a European Union divorce bill before Brexit talks can focus on a future trade deal, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Government launches quality mark logo for milk, milk products
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday launched National Dairy Development Board's (NDDB) quality logo, which will signify safe and quality milk and milk products from dairy cooperatives.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Lancet
New York, July 20 (IANS) Managing lifestyle factors such as smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, a Lancet study has claimed.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
RIL proposes to buy stake in Balaji Telefilms
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday said it plans to acquire 24.92 per cent equity stake in media and entertainment industry firm Balaji Telefilms Limited (BTL) for a consideration of Rs 413.28 crore.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NSE files consent application on co-location issue
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Thursday said it has filed an application with stock market regulator Sebi for settlement of its co-location issue under the consent process.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating UPA candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government is not anti-Dalit, anti-Muslim: Minister
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Thursday said that incidents of lynching were not "general" and asked the states to take strong action against the culprits.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jubilation, jigs and sweets in Kovind's village
Lucknow/Kanpur, July 20 (IANS) As the news of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind being elected the 14th President of India flashed on television channels, his ancestral village broke into celebrations.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
As a filmmaker, I'm always handling people: Rohit Shetty
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Be it on a film's set or on a stunt-based reality show, filmmaker Rohit Shetty says he handles people with ease.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Teen gang-raped on Naples beach
Naples (Italy), July 20 (IANS/AKI) A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped on a Naples beach by a gang of minors, police sources said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Mafia Capital' mobsters jailed
Rome, July 20 (IANS/AKI) An Italian court on Thursday handed lengthy prison sentences to a one-eyed former neo-Fascist mobster and his sidekick for masterminding a mafia-style racket that plundered millions of euros from Rome City Hall.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Unlike many states, Delhi had no power tariff hike since 2014'
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) While many Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last few years, rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital have represented to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RIL Q1 consolidated net up by 28%
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd's (RIL) consolidated net profit went up by 28 per cent during the first quarter (April-June) of 2017-18, a company statement said here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi calls on President-elect Kovind
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called on President-elect Ram Nath Kovind and greeted him after his victory in the Presidential election.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIADMK leaders congratulate Kovind
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the next President.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Real Madrid, Chelsea reach agreement on Morata transfer
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Chelsea announced they have reached an agreement on transferring Spain's Alvaro Morata to the English Premier League (EPL) club.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Senior BJP leaders summoned in trafficking case
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal has summoned four BJP leaders, including Kailash Vijayvargiya and Roopa Ganguly, in connection with a child trafficking case in the state, an official said.
2017-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women's World Cup: India elect to bat first
Derby (UK), July 20 (IANS) India skipper Mithali Raj won the toss and chose to bat first in their women's cricket World Cup semi-finals match against strong title contenders Australia here on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian troops must be captured or killed: Ex-Chinese diplomat
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) If Indian troops don't withdraw from Doklam on the disputed border, they should be captured or killed, says a former Chinese diplomat who was once based in India.
2017-07-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Wipro net dips 8 per cent quarterly, flat yearly
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Thursday reported Rs 2,080 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 8 per cent sequential decline from Rs 2,260 crore quarter ago but 1.2 per cent up annually from (Rs 2,059 crore) the like period year ago.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
37 cases of irregularities in rural housing registered in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) The Odisha Vigilance Department has registered 37 cases and arrested 9 accused in a special drive against irregularities in rural housing projects in the state, an official said on Thursday.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Husband of dead Assamese actress sent in judicial custody
Gurugram, July 20 (IANS) Nisheeth Jha, the husband of Assamese actress Bidisha Bezbaruah who allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan, was on Thursday sent to 14 days in judicial custody.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shraddha Kapoor wants to direct her father
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor says she would want to direct her father and actor Shakti Kapoor if she ever dons the director's hat.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New AR-based facial recognition feature unveiled
London, July 20 (IANS) In a bid to change the way people interact with each other, Blippar -- a visual discovery application -- has announced a new in-app feature that changes face profiles into a digital format using augmented reality (AR).
2017-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Vice President accepts Mayawati's resignation from Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday accepted the resignation of BSP chief Mayawati after she gave a fresh letter.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will work to protect Constitution, uphold its values: Kovind
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A visibly emotional President-elect, Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said he will work towards protecting the Constition and upholding its values, and will serve the nation to ensure happiness for all.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Need to catch up with changing railway technology: Prabhu
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday described tracks as the backbone of Indian Railways and said it is necessary to catch up with the changing technology for better outcomes.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Meira Kumar congratulates Kovind, says battle for ideology will continue
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the 14th President of India but said her "battle" for ideology would continue.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PLA to celebrate 90th birthday with stronger military
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) It has been a big year for China's military as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) prepares to celebrate its 90th birthday.
2017-07-20
Category: International, China,Defence/Security
Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldiers, is shot dead: Army
Jerusalem, July 20 (IANS) Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian when he tried to stab soldiers at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, a military spokesperson said.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jio to raise Rs 20,000 cr through rights issue
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Thursday announced that it will sell optionally convertible preference shares through rights issue to existing shareholders to raise Rs 20,000 crore.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Real Madrid reaches agreement to transfer Morata to Chelsea
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Chelsea announced they have reached an agreement on transferring Spain's Alvaro Morata to the English Premier League (EPL) club.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Chennai Open to be relocated, renamed
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Chennai Open, the only ATP tournament to be held in India, is all set to get a makeover as it will move to a new home and get a new name.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
Selling pressure in metal, auto stocks pull equities lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Despite positive global cues, the Indian equity markets erased their morning gains to close in the red on Thursday, as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in metal, auto, healthcare and IT stocks.
2017-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Apple patent seeks iPhone 'smart dock'
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) Apple has been granted a patent for an iPhone 'smart dock' that could have personal assistant Siri and a wireless charger built in.
2017-07-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy