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New Zealand votes 'tipsy' pigeon bird of the year
Wellington, Oct 15 (IANS) New Zealand has voted for its bird of the year 2018 and it's one known for being "drunk, clumsy and a bit of a clown", organisers said on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Khayyam named for Hridaynath Award for lifetime achievement
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) National Award winning music director Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, famous as 'Khayyam', has been named for this year's Hridaynath Award for Lifetime Achievement, an official said here on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nobody could mess around with me, get away with it: Lata Mangeshkar
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar believes every woman must be given the dignity she deserves. In the midst of the #MeToo wave in India, she says nobody could mess around with her and get away with it.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
#MeToo: Singer Sona Mohapatra urges PM to stand up for women
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Singer Sona Mohapatra on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stand up for the "50 percent of his electorate" (women) amidst the raging #MeToo movement in the country.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Congress protests, demands Akbar's resignation
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Hundreds of Congress workers staged a noisy protest here on Monday demanding the resignation of Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar who is facing allegations of sexual harassment.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amusing baby questions for expecting 'mom' Jessica Simpson
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Jessica Simpson, who is expecting her third child, feels amused by her older children's hilarious questions around the baby.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Koreas to break ground for railway, road connection
Seoul, Oct 15 (IANS) South and North Korea on Monday agreed to hold a groundbreaking ceremony to modernise and eventually connect their railways and roads across their borders in late November or early December.
2018-10-15
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle expecting baby
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were married in May, are expecting a baby next spring, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Rahul prays at Pitambara Peeth in MP
Bhopal, Oct 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday started his two-day tour of the Gwalior-Chambal region in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh after offering prayers at the Pitambara Peeth temple in Datia district.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
India, China launch training programme for Afghan diplomats
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India and China on Monday launched a joint programme to train Afghan diplomats in pursuance of an understanding between the two countries to undertake joint projects in the war-torn nation.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
HTC's Blockchain-based Exodus phone to launch in Oct
Taipei, Oct 15 (IANS) After working on its Blockchain-powered smartphone Exodus for months, HTC has finally announced it will introduce the device as early as October.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology,Business/Economy
Medical marijuana could be safe to treat multiple sclerosis patients
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) Medical products derived from marijuana might have a mild benefit in treating symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a study has claimed.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
I'll always be loyal to Vineeth Sreenivasan: Nivin Pauly
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Actor Nivin Pauly says he will always be loyal to his "guru" and filmmaker Vineeth Sreenivasan, who introduced him to the Malayalam film industry.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Last minute styling hacks for Dandiya nights
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The famous dandiya nights during Navratri call for decking up in traditional outfits, so make sure you are avoiding some last minute mess up with the right style.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sensex erases losses despite tick-up in wholesale prices
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) The key equity indices on Monday erased their initial losses, despite a tick-up in the wholesale price-based inflation index.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian killed in New Zealand car crash
Wellington, Oct 15 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian man has been killed in a car crash in New Zealand's Queenstown, the media reported.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
I am a big introvert, says Disha Patani
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani, who has featured in films like "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" and "Baaghi 2", says she is a shy and reserved kind of person in real life.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Beijing 2022 seeks proposals for winter Olympic opening ceremony
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) Beijing Winter Olympic organizers have invited the world to make proposals for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
2018-10-15
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Eric Clapton unveils 'Happy Xmas'
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Legendary musician Eric Clapton's album "Happy Xmas" is out now.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle expecting baby
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who got married in May, are expecting a baby next spring, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
'Takht' based on true historical event: Karan Johar
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, who is gearing up for his upcoming directorial venture, a multi-starrer period drama "Takht", says its story is based on a true historical account. He vouches that it will be treated with dignity in the film.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Durga puja begins in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Durga Puja rituals began in West Bengal on Monday as enthusiastic devotees plunged into merriment marking the first day of the biggest festival in this part of the world.
2018-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Air India crew member falls off aircraft in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) A senior woman crew member fell off an Air India plane at the Mumbai airport as it was preparing for a flight to New Delhi, official sources said on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC to hear plea for removal of explicit content from web series
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday said that it will hear on November 14 a plea for the removal of vulgar and sexually explicit content from over-the-top media services including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
800 dietary supplements contained unapproved drug ingredients
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) Nearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, a new analysis of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data found.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Gay conversion therapy still prevalent in Australia
Canberra, Oct 15 (IANS) Therapies to make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people heterosexual continue to be carried out in several religious communities in Australia, according to a report published on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
China imposes anti-dumping import tariffs on US, Japan
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) China on Monday announced it will impose anti-dumping tariffs of 123.4 per cent and 41.1 per cent on the import of hydroiodic acid from the US and Japan for the next five years.
2018-10-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Philippines resort island reopens for test run after cleanup
Manila, Oct 15 (IANS) Philippines' Boracay island, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, re-opened on Monday for a test run almost six months after being closed for a cleanup operation.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Philippines,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
India's September wholesale inflation rises to 5.13%
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices increased to 5.13 per cent in September from a rise of 4.53 per cent in August, official data showed here on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Agile network must for India's digital journey: Riverbed Technology
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Enterprises and digital service providers in India urgently need an agile and flexible network to support the countrys new digital economy which is gravitating towards Cloud- and Internet of Things (IoT)-based technologies, says a top executive of San Francisco-headquartered IT company Riverbed Technology.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Hyundai's Kona EV ready to hit the road
Seoul, Oct 15 (IANS) Carmaker Hyundai is developing a crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) named Kona and the electric vehicle (EV) is reportedly ready to hit the road.
2018-10-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
India's September wholesale inflation rises to 5.13%
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices increased to 5.13 per cent in September from August's 4.53 per cent, official data showed here on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Air India crew member falls off aircraft in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) A senior woman crew member fell off an Air India plane at the airport here as it was preparing for a flight to New Delhi, official sources said on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patrick Baumann, int'l basketball chief, dies in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Oct 15 (IANS) Switzerland's Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), died here of a heart attack. He was 51.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson split
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande and "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson have called off their engagement.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Defamation suits won't intimidate Vinta Nanda: Lawyer
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Writer-producer Vinta Nanda will remain undaunted in her fight against the sexual violation she faced 19 years ago even if defamation suits come her way, her lawyer said on Monday, a day after actor Alok Nath's wife Ashu Singh reportedly moved a court seeking a police probe into the "Tara" writer's accusation.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Searches on in J&K's Kulgam
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Security forces started a cordon and search operation on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district after presence of militants was suspected, police said.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hodor spin-off will be quite boring: GoT star Kristian Nairn
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Hodor's death in "Game of Thrones" was quite heart-breaking for fans of the fantasy series across the world, but Kristian Nairn feels it summed up the character's journey perfectly. The actor is tight-lipped about making an appearance in the show's final season, but dismissed the idea of a spin-off around the life of the gentle giant.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Afghanistan to adopt Delhi's Happiness Curriculum for school kids
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Afghanistan, which is working to reform its education system, will adopt the Happiness Curriculum devised by the Delhi government with a focus on holistic education -- to bring peace to the mind of children.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Sonakshi thanks Hrithik for motivating her
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha has praised actor Hrithik Roshan and thanked him for always motivating her to be fit.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Kerala HC grants bail to rape accused Bishop Mulakkal
Kochi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Monday granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested in September on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paul Schrader joins Macau film festival jury
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) "First Reformed" director Paul Schrader has joined the jury of the third edition of Macau Film Festival jury.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Google Pixel cameras to have external microphones support
San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Ahead of its Pixel 3 launch on Thursday, Google has confirmed that the Pixel camera app is coming with an external microphone support.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala HC grants bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal
Kochi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Monday granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a nun between 2014 and 2016.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India and EU: The devil lies in the (trade) deal (Book Review)
Title: India and EU: An Insider's View; Author: Bhaswati Mukherjee; Publisher: ICWA/Vij Books; Pages: 358; Price: Rs 746
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,IANS Life
Prestigious Einstein Prize for Indian American professor Abhay Ashtekar
Chicago, Oct 15 (IANS) Over four decades after he began his scientific engagement with gravitational science, Professor Abhay Ashtekar is set to receive the prestigious Einstein Prize conferred by the American Physical Society (APS).
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Google Pixel apps to have external microphones
San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Ahead of its Pixel 3 launch on Thursday, Google has confirmed that the Pixel camera app is coming with an external microphone support.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Del Potro fractures right kneecap
Buenos Aires, Oct 15 (IANS) World No. 4 Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro has fractured his right kneecap, initial medical tests said.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Tennis
PTI, PML-N wins most seats in Pakistan by-polls
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) managed to win most of the seats in the by-polls held for 11 National and 24 provincial assembly seats, the media reported on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Did not issue 5-day strike call in Nov: AIBEA
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) has denied issuing any circular calling for five days of bank strike in November-end demanding wage hike, said a top official on Monday.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
46% Americans think Trump will win re-election: Poll
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Forty-six per cent Americans think that President Donald Trump will win a second term in office, according to a new CNN poll,
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sunny Monday but air quality dips in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) It was a sunny Monday morning in the national capital that witnessed poor air quality as the minimum temperature was recorded two notches below the season's average at 17 degrees Celsius.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Putin probably involved in assassinations but not in US: Trump
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump have claimed that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was "probably" involved in assassinations and poisonings, but "it's not in our country".
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Cloudera appoints Vinod Ganesan as Country Head for India
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) US-based software Company Cloudera on Monday announced the appointment Vinod Ganesan as Country Manager for its India operations.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Apple iPhone to soon decode binge eating disorder
San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) A team of researchers in the US is set to use Apple iPhone and Watch to track binge eating disorder among people.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Global cues, rupee subdue equity indices
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues, along with a weak rupee and a rise in global crude oil prices subdued the key domestic equity indices during Monday's morning trade session.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UK to see 3 years of low growth: Forecaster
London, Oct 15 (IANS) The UK can expect low economic growth till 2021, while a no-deal Brexit could dent growth even further, says a forecasting body.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Saudi Arabian King calls Turkish President over journalist's disappearance
Riyadh, Oct 15 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, according to media reports.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power: Hillary
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended her husband, former President Bill Clinton, saying that he was right not to resign in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and insisted that his affair with the White House intern wasn't abuse of power.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Harry, Meghan in Australia for Oceania tour
Canberra, Oct 15 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday to begin an official visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Morocco King's support for compulsory military service
Rabat, Oct 15 (IANS) Nearly two months after Morocco introduced a year-long mandatory military service for those between 19 and 25 years of age, King Mohammed VI reiterated his backing for the decision.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security
Indian girls, boys settle for hockey silver
Buenos Aires, Oct 15 (IANS) Indian girls were defeated 3-1 by Argentina here at the Youth Olympics while boys went down 4-2 to Malaysia.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Militants decamp with weapons in J&K
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Militants have fled with two service rifles from Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Kevin Hart hits back at Dwayne Johnson
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Comedian Kevin Hart has slammed actor Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock for mocking at his weight.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bryan Adams wraps up biggest party in India
Gurugram, Oct 15 (IANS) From playing his rock anthems and love songs to crooning "Kiki do you love me" to expressing his "Ultimate love" for India, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams took the Indian music lovers on a rock and roll joyride with his music while playing in the Delhi-NCR region for the first time.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz
18 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks on military checkpoints
Kabul, Oct 15 (IANS) At least 18 Afghan army soldiers were killed and 10 others kidnapped in attacks carried out by the Taliban militant group against several military checkpoints in the western province of Farah, officials told Efe on Sunday.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Joaquin Phoenix dons goofy clown costume, make-up
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) After revealing his first look as Batmans iconic nemesis, The Joker, actor Joaquin Phoenix sported goofy costume and make-up for the character.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Plane crash in Germany kills 3
Wasserkuppe, Germany, Oct 15 (IANS) At least three people were killed and another eight injured on Sunday when a small propeller plane crashed into a group of people at an airfield in the central German state of Hesse, police officials reported.
2018-10-15
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netanyahu warns Hamas after increased riots at Gaza border
Jerusalem, Oct 15 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas on Sunday that if it continues the violent attacks against Israel, "it will be stopped in a very painful way".
2018-10-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Mel B makes furious jibe at Victoria Beckham
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Singer Mel B made a furious jibe at Victoria Beckham during an argument over Spice Girls reunion as the group announce that the reunion tour will start in May next year.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
4 killed in Bangladesh landslides
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) At least four people including three of the same family were killed after rain-triggered landslides struck their houses in Bangladesh's southeastern Chattogram city on Sunday.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Claire Foy was 'deeply hurt' by gender pay gap
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Claire Foy says she felt compelled to speak out about the pay gap between herself and "The Crown" co-actor Matt Smith to open doors for others fighting for fair play.
2018-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bangladeshi PM inaugurates construction of China-financed rail project
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the China-financed Padma bridge rail link project by unveiling its foundation plaque at a ceremony in Munshiganj on the outskirts of capital Dhaka Sunday.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
ISS has enough supplies until next summer: Russia
Moscow, Oct 15 (IANS) The International Space Station (ISS) has enough supplies of food, water and life-supporting materials until the next summer, mission control head of the ISS Russian segment Vladimir Solovyov said Sunday.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Burmese nationalists stage mass pro-military rally amid Rohingya persecution
Yangon, Oct 14 (IANS) Over a thousand nationalist demonstrators took to the streets of Yangon on Sunday to march in support of Myanmar's military at a time when the Southeast Asian country is in the spotlight for the ongoing violent persecution of the Rohingya people.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
US seeks to topple Islamic regime in Iran: Rouhani
Tehran, Oct 14 (IANS) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the current U.S. administration seeks a "regime change" in Iran, Press TV reported.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Pro Kabaddi: Puneri Paltan hammer Haryana Steelers 45-27
Sonepat, Oct 14 (IANS) Puneri Paltan climbed to the top of Zone A table in Pro Kabaddi tournament with a resounding 45-27 win over Haryana Steelers here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Class 10 student gangraped in Delhi, 4 held
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) A 16-year-old class 10 student was on Saturday allegedly gangraped by four persons in east Delhi's Vinod Nagar, police said on Sunday, adding that the accused have been arrested.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MNC executive gangraped in Delhi, 2 arrested
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) A woman employed with Multinational Company (MNC) in west Delhi's Dwarka was allegedly gangraped by two of her colleagues on Saturday night, police said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Journalist's disappearance: S. Arabia rejects threats (Lead, Changing Dateline)
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Sunday rejected any international threat and "attempts to undermine it" following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he visited the Gulf kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, earlier this month.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
UK, France, Germany call for probe into missing Saudi journalist
London, Oct 14 (IANS) The Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, France and Germany on Sunday expressed serious concerns about the fate of a missing Saudi Arabian journalist and called for an investigation into the case.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Stephens to make 1st WTA Finals appearance
Florida (US), Oct 14 (IANS) For the first time in her career, US tennis player Sloane Stephens has qualified for the upcoming WTA Finals, the season ending, eight-woman tournament to be held in Singapore, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Sports,Tennis
Never thought I will be a successful actor, star: Nawazuddin
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui says while he studied theatre, the thought of becoming a "successful actor" or "star" never crossed his mind.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
AAP flays Centre for 'hijacking' its work on ITO Skywalk
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP flayed the Centre for "hijacking its work" on Sunday after reports suggested that no Delhi government Minister has been invited for the inauguration of the Skywalk at ITO.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Structural reforms helping India absorb global shocks, official says
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Structural reforms such as those in the indirect tax regime and bankruptcy rules are boosting India's resilience to shocks triggered by protectionism, and a tightening of global financial conditions, an official statement said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
#MeToo: DCW urges victims to report sexual crimes, creates email ID
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women on Sunday urged the victims of sexual crimes to report their cases to the police and the women's panel, creating a dedicated email ID to receive such complaints.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Pro Kabaddi: Patna Pirates beat UP Pirates 43-37
Sonepat, Oct 14 (IANS) Patna Pirates overcame a sluggish start to register a comfortable 43-37 victory over UP Yoddha in the Pro Kabaddi tournament here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Umesh should be in playing XI in Australia: Kohli
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) A standout performance by Umesh Yadav against the West Indies has prompted India skipper Virat Kohli to say that the pacer is a strong candidate for a place in the starting XI during next month's tour of Australia.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Ailing Parrikar arrives in Goa, his health parameters stable
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) The health parameters of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who returned from Delhi on Sunday, are stable, his office said.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Akbar calls charges wild and false, mum on quitting (Roundup)
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Defying widespread calls for his ouster over multiple charges of sexual harassment, Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Sunday termed the allegations "wild and baseless" and questioning their timing and vowed to take legal action against the accusers.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wrestler Simran takes Youth Olympics silver
Buenos Aires, Oct 14 (IANS) Indian wrestler Simran had to be content with a silver medal after losing in the final of the women's freestyle 43 kg class at the Youth Olympics here.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Holder rues heavy defeats despite batting-friendly pitches
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) West Indies captain Jason Holder on Sunday said the manner of defeats in India hurt the team considering the fact that the pitches were batsman-friendly.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Israeli PM threatens Hamas with severe punishment
Jerusalem, Oct 14 (IANS) The Prime Minister of Israel on Sunday threatened the Gaza Strip's Hamas government with severe punishment if it does not halt the weekly mass protests near the boundary fence separating Gaza from Israel.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Saudi Arabia to hit back if US imposes sanctions
Riyadh, Oct 14 (IANS) Saudi Arabia threatened on Sunday to hit back if the US were to impose sanctions on Riyadh in the wake of the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, according to the state-run SPA news agency.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Bodies of mountaineers reach Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Oct 14 (IANS) The bodies of nine climbers who died on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal after their camp was devastated by a severe storm were taken back to Kathmandu on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Honda Racing India gains 16 points in Indonesian ARRC round
Sentul (Indonesia), Oct 14 (IANS) The curtains came down on the penultimate 5th round of Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) on Sunday at the Sentul International Circuit as it turned out to be a closely contested affair in both SuperSport 600 and Asia Production 250 class with Indonesian riders dominating the show.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Motorsports
Air India Express plane may have overshot runway before takeoff
Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) The Dubai-bound Air India Express Boeing plane seems to have overshot the normal take-off point as tyre marks have been found between the end of the runway and the compound wall of the Trichy airport in Tamil Nadu, officials said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Major General among 7 given life sentence by Army court
Guwahati, Oct 14 (IANS) A Summary General Court Martial (SGCM) of the Indian Army has convicted seven personnel, including a Major General, in a 24-year-old fake encounter case, sentencing them to life in prison.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
AAP to launch campaign to tackle its financial crisis
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch a nationwide campaign on Monday to tackle the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) ongoing financial crisis, cabinet Minister Gopal Rai said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal decks up to bask in Durga Puja fervour
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) With "cotton-ball" clouds floating in the blue sky, the beat of Dhak (drums) mixed with popular melodies filling the air, and frenzied last-minute shopping, Bengal looks set to indulge itself in the state's biggest festival - Durga Puja - from Monday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Alleging harassment of whistle-blower, MLA quits party
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Goa Forward Vice President Trajano D'Mello resigned from the party after accusing the BJP-led government of brazenly backing the fish mafia in the state, adding to the state's political turbulence.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kohli hopes batsmen replicate home form in Australia
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Heaping praise on his bowlers, India skipper Virat Kohli asked his batters to replicate their home form in Australia next month.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
AAP names Lok Sabha in-charge for last two Delhi seats
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday announced its candidates for the last two Lok Sabha seats in the capital, completing the process for all the seven constituencies.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shaw has glimpses of Sachin, Lara, Sehwag in him: Shastri
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday lavished praise on Prithvi Shaw, comparing the teenage sensation with Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Fuel prices continue to rise, Modi to meet oil company heads
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Fuel prices continued to rise across the four major metros on Sunday even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to meet oil company chiefs here on Monday to take stock of the global energy scenario.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Manipur University professors handcuffed
Imphal, Oct 14 (IANS) Jail officials on Sunday brought six Manipur University professors for medical check-up from the Imphal Central Jail in handcuffs, triggering condemnation.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Taliban confirms talks with US special envoy for Afghan peace
Kabul, Oct 14 (IANS) The Taliban has confirmed that its leaders had held talks with the US Special Envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar's capital on Friday, said a statement from the group posted on its website on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Man injured in Bengal blast dies in Kolkata hospital
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) A fruit seller injured in a bomb blast in West Bengal's Dum Dum area died at a government hospital here on Sunday, police said.
2018-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru FC win Puttaiah Memorial Cup
Bengaluru, Oct 14 (IANS) Bengaluru FC clinched their second Puttaiah Memorial Cup after a 2-1 win over Madras Engineering Group (MEG) in the final of the 2018 edition of the competition at the Bangalore Football Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Surya Varathan wins JK Novice Cup
Coimbatore, Oct 14 (IANS) Chennai's Ashwin Datta moved a step closer to his maiden Euro JK title in the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship as a dramatic Round 3 -- replete with ups, downs and upsets -- came to an end here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Djokovic wins record 4th Shanghai Masters, closes in on world No. 1
Shanghai (China), Oct 14 (IANS) Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated Croatia's Borna Coric 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to claim a record fourth Shanghai Masters title, closing in on the world No. 1 spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings currently held by Spain's Rafael Nadal.
2018-10-14
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Rahul Gandhi concerned as activist fasting for Ganga hospitalised
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday expressed concern over the deteriorating health of Gopal Das, who is on a fast for the conservation of river Ganga and currently in a hospital.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Shot by guard, judge's wife dead, son 'brain dead' (Third Lead)
Gurugram, Oct 14 (IANS) The wife of Additional District and Sessions Judge Krishan Kant, who was shot at by her husband's security guard on Saturday, has died while their teenager son is "brain dead", doctors said on Sunday. But police said the boy too was dead.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All Israeli airlines to stop flying from 2019: media
Jerusalem, Oct 14 (IANS) Israel's leading airline El Al warns that all Israeli airlines will stop flying from January 1, 2019 because of security concerns abroad, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Goa Minister hopes for miracle for Cancer-stricken Parrikar
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Goa's Power Minister Nilesh Cabral on Sunday said he hoped for a miracle for Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been battling cancer for several months.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Sikkim to get '100 pc organic state' UN award in Rome
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The "100 per cent organic state" Sikkim, the first in the world, will get the "Oscar for best policies" at a UN ceremony in Rome and it bolsters efforts to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, an Indian MP said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
2nd Test: India crush West Indies by 10 wickets, seal series 2-0
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) India registered their tenth consecutive Test series win at home as Virat Kohli's men crushed the West Indies by 10 wickets in the second and final cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Richard Madden in talks to play James Bond
London, Oct 14 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" fame star Richard Madden is in talks to essay the role of Agent 007 after actor Daniel Craig stepped down from the film.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Judge's wife, son shot by security guard dead
Gurugram, Oct 14 (IANS) Both the wife and son of Additional District and Sessions Judge Krishan Kant, who were shot at by the judge's security guard on Saturday, have died, police said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK, US may boycott Saudi conference over journalist's killing
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Britain and the US are considering boycotting a major international conference in Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the BBC reported on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Odisha returning to normalcy after cyclone, flood
Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (IANS) Odisha is fast returning to normalcy, after a cyclone and the consequent rains wreaked devastation in several coastal areas, officials said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
China's first satellite for space-based gravitational wave detection
Beijing, Oct 14 (IANS) China plans to launch its first satellite to test the technologies of the space-based gravitational wave detection programme "Tianqin" by the end of 2019.
2018-10-14
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Qatar concerned over disappearance of Saudi journalist
Doha, Oct 14 (IANS) The Qatar Press Centre (QPC) expressed deep concern over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, state-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Qatar,Media,Politics,Diplomacy
Judge's wife, son shot by security guard dead
Gurugram, Oct 14 (IANS) Both the wife and son of Additional District Judge Shrikant, who were shot at by the judge's security guard on Saturday, have died, police said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab to give unique number to plots of land to prevent frauds
Chandigarh, Oct 14 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to assign a unique number to government residential plots and approved colonies in the revenue records that will show the "khasra" as well as plot numbers, an official said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Michael Buble announces retirement from music
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer Michael Buble has announced his retirement from music after admitting he no longer has the desire for fame following his son's battle with cancer.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
2nd Test: India crush West Indies by 10 wickets, win series 2-0
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) India won the Test series 2-0 by registering a comfortable 10-wicket victory over the West Indies in the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
George Clooney calls himself husband of Amal
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Hollywood star George Clooney introduced himself to a crowd here using his wife's name.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghan district police chief killed in Taliban attack
Qalat (Afghanistan), Oct 14 (IANS) At least eight Afghan police personnel, including a district police chief, were killed in clashes in the southern province of Zabul overnight, a provincial source said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Aussie woman suffers internal injuries from kangaroo attack
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) A woman in Australia's Queensland state suffered internal injuries including a collapsed lung and broken ribs after being attacked by a wild kangaroo that her husband was feeding on Saturday night, according to local media.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Being less affectionate can make your child anti-social: Study
New York, Oct 14 (IANS) Parents, take note. Your less affectionate and harsher behaviour towards your children can make them aggressive and anti-social, a new study has found.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Maradona lashes out at Messi, says Barca star not a leader
Buenos Aires, Oct 14 (IANS) Argentine legend Diego Maradona feels Lionel Messi is not a leader and should not be considered a footballing god.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Akbar calls charges wild and false, mum on quitting
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Giving no indication of resigning from the government, Union Minister M.J. Akbar, who is facing charges of sexual harassment and wrongdoing by around a dozen women journalists, on Sunday called the allegations "false, wild and baseless" and vowed to take legal action against the accusers.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kriti Sanon questions veracity of anonymous #MeToo stories
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon on Sunday urged people to handle the #MeToo movement responsibly and to not dilute the movement with their anonymity.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2nd Test: India need 71 runs for clean sweep vs West Indies
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) India set themselves a 71-run target after wrapping up the West Indies for a paltry 127 runs in their second innings of the second and final cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Gibraltar defeat Armenia 1-0, claim 1st competitive win in its history
Yerevan (Armenia), Oct 14 (IANS) Gibraltar's national football team won 1-0 over host Armenia in a UEFA Nations League clash, earning its first competitive victory in its history.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Armenia,Sports,Football
Avaya showcases AI-enabled communication solutions at Gitex
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) US-based business communications leader Avaya on Sunday showcased how it intends to integrate artificial intelligence enhanced technologies, including biometrics and real-time sentiment analysis, to its communication platforms.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
IT searches end at TDP MP's premises
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Income Tax Department officials on Sunday ended a two-day long searches at the residences and offices of TDP MP C.M. Ramesh.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parrikar arrives in Goa after being discharged from AIIMS
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday returned to the state, after being discharged from Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Lust is replacing love on-screen, says Karan Johar
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has helmed films like "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham", says showcasing old world romance on-screen today is no longer viable.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bulgaria defeat Cyprus 2-1 to top Nations League group
Sofia (Bulgaria), Oct 14 (IANS) Bulgaria fought back from a goal down to beat Cyprus 2-1 at home in the UEFA Nations League.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Football
Akbar calls charges 'baseless', to take legal action
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Sunday described the allegations of sexual harassment against him as "false, baseless and wild" and said he will take appropriate legal action.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google testing 'Explore' interface on Chrome
San Francisco, Oct 14 (IANS) Google is reportedly testing a new content discovery interface in the Chrome browser's new tab page called "Explore", which users can access on Android by enabling an experimental flag.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Clues suggesting people's lie may be deceptive: Study
London, Oct 14 (IANS) The verbal and physical signs of lying could be harder to detect than people believe, a study suggests.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Twin blasts in Somalia kill 22
Mogadishu, Oct 14 (IANS) The death toll had risen to 22 and more than 30 others are injured after Saturday's twin suicide bomb attacks in Somalia's Baidoa town, officials said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Somalia,Terrorism
Punjab government fails to punish killers of Sikhs: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday criticized the Punjab government for not acting against the killers of two Sikhs who died during protests against the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib three years ago.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I'm looking for more versatility in work: Sanya Malhotra
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) She made her Bollywood debut with a commercially successful film like "Dangal", and has since acted in films that have established an image far away from a quintessential Hindi film heroine. The actress says she wants to remain versatile as a performer rather than being recognised by one genre.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ireland earn first point of Nations League with 0-0 draw vs Denmark
Dublin, Oct 14 (IANS) The Republic of Ireland played out a goalless draw at home to Denmark to earn their first point in the UEFA Nations League.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Football
Depay leads Netherlands to 3-0 shutout of Germany
Amsterdam, Oct 14 (IANS) A spectacular game by the Netherlands' left winger Memphis Depay, who scored the second goal and was notable for his technical skills, helped defeat a German squad that looked eternally off-balance and even when a clear scoring possibility presented itself, made nothing of it.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Judge's wife dead, son critical, gunman arrested
Gurugram, Oct 14 (IANS) The wife of an Additional District Judge in Haryana, who was shot at by her husband's Haryana Police security guard on Saturday, succumbed to her injuries in a hospital, police said on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rishab Pant, Prithvi Shaw are in the fast lane (Column: Just Sport)
Youngsters, opener Prithvi Shaw and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, are making the most of the opportunities they are getting even as many of their teammates are yo-yoing with injuries and fitness problems.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Avaya showcases live voice translation technology at Gitex
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) US-based business communications company Avaya Holdings Corp on Sunday showcased its simultaneous live voice translation technology which will enable people speaking different languages to interact seamlessly over the digital platform.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Technology,Business/Economy
#MeToo: Akbar returns home, says will issue statement
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar, accused of sexual harassment by several women journalists, returned to India on Sunday and said he will issue a statement over the allegations.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Free Rs 5 lakh insurance cover for Vaishno Devi pilgrims
Jammu, Oct 14 (IANS) Pilgrims headed to the Vaishno Devi shrine will get free insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Health/Medicine
2nd Test: Indian bowlers leave Windies struggling (Lead Tea)
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) The West Indies are on the verge of yet another defeat as they were tottering at 76/6 at tea on the third day of the second cricket Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Over 200 members of Carnatic music community raise voice on #MeToo
Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) As many as over 200 members of the Carnatic music community from across the world on Sunday came together to express that sexual harassment, abuse and assault must not be tolerated, and that it is time for the "deafening silence" to be broken.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Break silence over Akbar, Congress tells Modi
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence over his ministerial colleague M.J. Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
15 dead in Turkey accident
Istanbul, Oct 14 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed on Sunday when a truck carrying illegal immigrants overturned in western Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2nd Test: Indian bowlers leave Windies struggling (Tea Report)
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) The West Indies are on the verge of yet another defeat as they were tottering at 76/6 at tea on the third day of the second cricket Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Europe in convulsions even as Corbyn rises in Britain (Comment)
From Rome to London the contrast was sharp - from political despair to hope. A comprehensive conference on Afghanistan, superbly organised the NATO Foundation, was the only redeeming feature in Rome. Meetings with journalists and think-tanks on the margins were depressing.
2018-10-14
Category: International, India,Politics,Diplomacy
Hip hop community witnessing more artiste breakouts: Raftaar
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Rapper Raftaar says the hip hop community is growing in India with an increasing number of artiste breakouts.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Relatives are the real creeps: Tahira Kashyap on #MeToo
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) As the #MeToo movement has gained momentum in India, writer-director Tahira Kashyap, Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana's wife, says sometimes, relatives can be the "real creeps".
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RGV finds Naidu-lookalike for film on NTR
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Well-known director Ram Gopal Varma says he has found a person who resembles Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Ketogenic diet prevents cognitive decline: Study
New York, Oct 14 (IANS) Consuming a ketogenic diet -- high levels of fat and low levels of carbohydrate -- can help prevent cognitive decline, according to a new study on mice.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Portman's kids inspired her to work with Time's Up
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman is working to build a better future for her son Aleph and daughter Amalia.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
#MeToo: Akbar returns home, to issue statement
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar, accused of sexual harassment by several women journalists, returned to India on Sunday after a foreign tour and said he will issue a statement over the allegations.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
Sugar mills worry over surplus, talk of 'industry collapse'
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) With the availability of sugar set to reach an unprecedented level of 44 million tonnes thanks to huge unconsumed stock from last year and expected higher production this year, an imminent threat of "industry collapse" is being talked about. This has pushed mills to consider producing globally-accepted high-quality refined sugar as the most promising way to dispose off the surplus.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Japanese experts to assist Indian architects develop bullet train stations
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Japanese consultants will join hands with Indian architects to develop the 12 proposed bullet train stations and its adjoining areas in an integrated way.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Snapchat rolls out new filters for your cat
San Francisco, Oct 14 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat has rolled out new filters specifically for cats that will now make it look like your pet is wearing glasses.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
AMMA must look into issues raised by actresses: Kerala Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) A Kerala Minister on Sunday urged the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) to look into the grievances raised by actresses.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Drake calls Kanye West manipulative
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Rapper Drake says he felt betrayed when Kanye West released his album "Ye" just weeks before his "Scorpion".
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
An Indian-founded organisation rehabilitates Syrian refugees in Germany (Diaspora Feature)
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) As Europe continues to grapple with the problem of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, an organisation founded by an Indian is helping a small town in Germany in rehabilitating these people.
2018-10-14
Category: International, India,National,Diaspora,Education
'Bard of Blood' shoot begins, SRK excited
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) As the shoot for Netflix series "Bard of Blood" got underway on Sunday, actor-producer and superstar Shah Rukh Khan said it is the most exciting stuff to come out of his production banner Red Chillies Entertainment.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TV series on 'We, the Drowned' soon
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Carsten Jensens bestselling historical saga "We, the Drowned" is being adapted for TV.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I'll sing songs which are of my zone: Ayushmann Khurrana (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana often sings for his own films, but he has no qualms about passing on the microphone to others, especially when the songs are "heavily classical".
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Netflix cancels Marvel's 'Iron Fist'
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Marvels "Iron Fist" will not return for a third season, said a Netflix representative.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
From pain and penury to pinnacle of success: The winning tale of gritty Swapna Barman (IANS Special Series)
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Until that evening in Jakarta when the country celebrated her success with much fanfare, everything about heptathlete Swapna Barman spelt hardship. From extreme poverty to physical deformity of the kind that threatened to time and again derail her ambition, Swapna pushed every odd to its limits on course to become the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold.
2018-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Special Series,Sports,Features
Kanye West returns to Twitter
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West is back on Twitter and posted a video about mind control to mark his return on the social media platform.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
2nd Test: India bowled out at 367 runs, lead by 56 runs vs West Indies (Lunch report)
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Riding on some top-class bowling, West Indies wrapped up India at 367 runs in their first innings at the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Twitter under Irish investigation over data collection
San Francisco, Oct 14 (IANS) Twitter is reportedly facing an investigation by privacy regulators in Ireland over data collection in its link-shortening system, the media reported.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Fashion fraternity celebrates genderless love on LMIFW runway
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Over 40 renowned designers including names like Manish Malhotra, Samant Chauhan and Gaurav Gupta came together to celebrate the power of genderless love and the Supreme Court's decision to repeal Section 377, which criminalised homosexuality, at the grand finale of the Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) here.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
#MeToo: Nandita, Konkona, Meghna won't work with proven offenders
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) As many as 11 women Indian filmmakers on Sunday came together to support the raging #MeToo movement in India, saying they have taken a stand to not work with proven offenders.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Parrikar discharged from AIIMS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Goa's ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), was discharged from the hospital on Sunday, an official said.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I'll sing songs which are of my zone: Ayushmann Khurrana (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana often sings for his own films, but he has no qualms about passing on the microphone to others, especially when the songs are "heavily classical".
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Open heart surgery linked to cognitive decline in older people
New York, Oct 14 (IANS) A majority of older patients who underwent heart valve surgery were found to be at risk of cognitive problems up to six months after surgery, researchers say.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian classical music fascinates me: Reunion's Maya Kamaty
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Maya Kamaty, a prominent Maloya musician and singer of Indian origin from Reunion Island, the French overseas territory, thinks good music can transcend all geographical barriers and says she is deeply inspired by Indian classical music and fascinated by the traditional instruments used here.
2018-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diaspora
Parrikar should've stayed at AIIMS, completed treatment: Minister
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar should have stayed back at the AIIMS in New Delhi and nursed himself back to health instead of returning to the coastal state, a Minister said here on Sunday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
I don't attach too much value to fame: Soha Ali Khan
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress, producer, author Soha Ali Khan says that despite coming from a famous family, she prefers to maintain her own individuality and does not attach to much value to fame and stardom. She feels it fades away with time.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Green themes abound in Durga Puja marquees
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) At a time when global warming and high pollution levels have emerged as major challenges for policy planners worldwide, a number of community Durga Puja organisers in and around Kolkata have come up with green themes to spread awareness about a clean environment among the public.
2018-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Voting underway for Pakistan by-polls
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Voting for the by-polls for Pakistan's 11 National and 24 Provincial Assemblies were underway on Sunday, with more than 300 candidates in the fray.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Q2 results, fund flows to dictate equity market movements (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) The second-quarter earnings result season, along with the direction of foreign fund flows and macro-economic data points, are expected to determine the trajectory of key Indian equity indices next week.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
We've to market our culture to our kids first: A.R. Rahman
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Veteran music composer A.R. Rahman says Indian culture has to be marketed to the children here first. He feels Marathi cinema has been successful in doing over the last few years.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Barcelos intensifies South African cock-fight (Foodie Trail-Chennai)
Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) Barcelos is a new South African flame-grilled chicken restaurant that opened its outlet here recently -- at a time when a competing brand has also stepped in, and another downed its shutters. It is also a time when many eateries are experiencing a sharp drop in footfalls as orders through delivery firms like Swiggy, Uber Eats and others are on the rise.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Features,IANS Life
Every organisation should follow Vishakha Guidelines: Kirron Kher
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Kirron Kher said that every organisation should follow the Vishakha Guidelines to curb sexual harassment at workplaces.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump defends separating immigrant families at border
Washington, Oct 14 (IANs) US President Donald Trump has defended his administration's policy of separating families that arrive in the country illegally, saying the fear of separation was an effective deterrent.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Indian, Pakistan Armies trade fire on LoC
Jammu, Oct 14 (IANS) The Indian and Pakistan Armies traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, defence sources said..
2018-10-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Misty Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 17.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rescue efforts continue in US amid hurricane Michael devastation
Miami, Oct 14 (IANS) Amid the devastation caused by hurricane Michael, rescue operations in the southeastern US have focused on Mexico Beach and Panama City, two Florida towns that were nearly flattened and that could raise the death toll from the storm, which has taken at least 17 lives.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India, China together will make difference to Asia: Chinese envoy
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) China and India together would make a difference to Asia and the whole world, a top Chinese envoy said here, stressing that leaders of the two nations favour meaningful cultural and educational exchanges to enhance bilateral cooperation.
2018-10-14
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Hefner's jacket, iconic black silk pajamas to be auctioned off
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) A year after Hugh Hefner passed away, fans will get the opportunity to purchase pieces from the Playboy founders estate.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
MPs from across India's political spectrum showcase nation's diversity at UN
United Nations, Oct 14 (IANS) Reflecting the diversity of India's democracy, members of parliament from across the political spectrum and the nation are representing India at the General Assembly.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Trump considers lifting sanctions on Turkey after US pastor freed
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will take a look at US sanctions on Turkey and will consider whether to lift them after the American missionary Andrew Brunson was freed this Friday after two years in prison imposed by the Turkish justice system.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
17 killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen's Hodeidah
Sanaa, Oct 14 (IANS) At least 17 passengers fleeing escalating war in Yemen's war-torn port city of Hodeidah were killed on Saturday when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit two buses near a security checkpoint, a provincial hospital official said.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Defence/Security
16 killed in 2 attacks on Afghan election campaigns
Kabul, Oct 14 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed Saturday and 36 wounded in two attacks against Afghanistan's ongoing parliamentary election campaign ahead of next week's vote, authorities told Efe.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Demi Moore makes Instagram debut
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Demi Moore has officially made her Instagram debut in the most stylish way possible.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump vows severe punishment if Saudis are behind journalist's disappearance
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) The President of the United States on Saturday warned that his administration would inflict severe punishment on Saudi Arabia if the Middle Eastern Kingdom was found to have played a part in the disappearance of a dissident journalist.
2018-10-14
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Turkey says US pastor 'not freed due to pressure'
Ankara, Oct 14 (IANS) Turkey's decision to release US pastor Andrew Brunson was not due to "any external pressure," the ruling Justice and Development Party's spokesperson said Saturday.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
RBI unlikely to hike rates in rest of FY19: SBI report
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not expected to hike key lending rates in the current fiscal, a SBI Ecowrap report said on Saturday.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
People-to-people ties provide strong connect between US and India: Juster
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Affirming that the US has deep admiration for India's history and rich culture, US Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on Friday said people to people ties have provided a strong connect between the two countries.
2018-10-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Pipeline explosion kills 19 in Nigeria
Lagos, Oct 13 (IANS) A pipeline explosion in early hours of Friday had killed at least 19 people in two villages of Osisioma local government area of Abia state in southern Nigeria, a para military body said.
2018-10-13
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
#MeToo: Government, work place must ensure woman-friendly atmosphere, says Malaika
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Actress-model Malaika Arora on Friday supported #MeToo campaign which has gathered momentum in India, saying it is up to the government and the work place concerned to create safe and conducive atmosphere for working women.
2018-10-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Kajol's over-the-top Eela act (Movie Review ** ½)
Helicopter Eela: Starring Kajol, Riddhi Sen; Directed by Pradeep Sarkar: Rating: ** ½ (2 and a half stars)
2018-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy expels Tunisian, Gambian, Moroccan extremists
Rome, Oct 13 (IANS/AKI) Italy has deported a Tunisian supporter of the Islamic State terror group, a Gambian who aimed to kill "white tourists and Christians" and a Moroccan who threatened passers-by at a synagogue in Florence with a knife, shouting "Allahu Akbar", the interior ministry said on Friday.
2018-10-13
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Terrorism
Connectivity biggest challenge for Arunachal: Khandu
Itanagar, Oct 13 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday said the biggest challenge for Arunachal is connectivity.
2018-10-13
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Govt keen on setting more dental colleges: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Friday said the government is keen on setting more government dental colleges in the country.
2018-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
G-20 must act to minimize spillover effects of global risks: India
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) G-20 nations should take coordinated action to ensure that the negative spillover effects of global risks on emerging economies are minimized, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said on Friday.
2018-10-13
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Have worked to provide security to working women: Modi
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Describing the benefits of various schemes including the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday claimed his government has worked towards providing security to females working on night shifts and removing problems faced by women.
2018-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
DU student held for kidnapping minor boy for ransom
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A 19-year-old Delhi University girl student and her teenaged brother have been arrested for kidnapping a three-year-old son of their landlord in south Delhi to extract a hefty ransom of Rs 5 crore, police said on Friday.
2018-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Base effect, fuel prices dent September passenger vehicles' sales
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Unfavourable base effect, along with high fuel and interest costs dented the sales of domestic passenger vehicles in September 2018, data showed on Friday.
2018-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man dies in parking brawl
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A man in his mid-fifties died after he was allegedly headbutted by his neighbour in central Delhi's Shadipur area on Friday morning, police said.
2018-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Childhood memories inspire Rahul Mishra's collection for LMIFW
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian designer Rahul Mishra says his range 'Gossamer' was inspired by his childhood memories for the ongoing Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week (LMIFW).
2018-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Bihar to deploy 'Cyber Senani' in police stations
Patna, Oct 12 (IANS) The Bihar government has planned to depute "Cyber Senanis" at 100 police stations across the state to monitor and check spread of rumours on social media to engineer trouble, said state's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Friday.
2018-10-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NSE launches commodity derivatives segment
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Friday launched commodity derivatives segment on its platform.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I have never misbehaved with a woman: Luv Ranjan
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Director Luv Ranjan has denied sexual misconduct allegations against him, saying he has never misbehaved with a woman.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
India tests cryogenic engine for launching second moon mission
Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) India successfully tested the cryogenic engine for the heavy rocket that would launch the country's second moon mission on January 3, 2019, the space agency said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Dwarka, Veraval and Gopnath to be developed as lighthouse tourism spots
Gandhinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) The Union shipping ministry has decided to develop Gujarat's Dwarka, Veraval and Gopnath coastal towns as lighthouse tourism spots.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
We should open more art galleries, says Jackie Shroff
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff, who was last seen onscreen in 'Paltan,' has said that there is a need to open more art galleries to encourage and appreciate artists across the country.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi government launches drive against GST defaulters
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) In order to ensure compliance of Goods and Services Tax (GST) provisions, the Delhi government on Friday launched an extensive drive against tax and return defaulters with an aim to increase revenue for the national capital.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's forex reserves down over $915 mn
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined $915.8 million during the week ended October 5, official data showed on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Court orders probe into destruction of records in student's murder case
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Hyderabad High Court on Friday ordered probe into destruction of records in 11-year-old sensational case of a Andhra pharmacy student's rape and murder.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sovereign Gold Bond rate fixed at Rs 3,146 per gram
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Central government will issue Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) 2018-19 for public subscription from October 15-19 at an issue price of Rs 3,146 per gram of gold.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Arindam inches closer to Raid de Himalaya crown
Kargil, Oct 12 (IANS) Arindam Saikia of Team Polaris was within striking distance of the 20th Raid de Himalaya crown, building up a substantial 15-minute lead by the end of Day 3 here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Motorsports
India presents major opportunity for French defence firms: Sitharaman
Paris, Oct 12 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that India presented a major opportunity for the French defence manufacturing industry even as she pitched for greater defence cooperation between India and France for securing both nations interests.
2018-10-12
Category: International, France,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rahul to meet HAL employees in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi would interact with some working and retired employees of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) here on Saturday in the context of the defence behemoth not getting offset contract from the Rafale fighter deal, a party official said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
PKL-6: Steelers edge past Fortunegiants in Haryana leg opener
Sonepat (Haryana), Oct 12 (IANS) Haryana Steelers began their home leg of Pro Kabaddi Season VI with a win over Gujarat Fortunegiants 32-25 here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Dalit activist Teltumbde targets Modi, Rahul
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) Dalit activist Anil Teltumbde, whose campus residence in Goa was raided as part of the Pune police probe into violence at Bhima Koregaon in August this year, alleged on Friday that "whenever Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity declines, the police discover a plot to assassinate him".
2018-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
India elected to UN rights Council with highest number of votes
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) India was elected with the highest number of votes by the General Assembly to the influential Human Rights Council on Friday with a pledge to combat intolerance.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Bandhan Bank receives exemption from Sebi
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Bandhan Bank on Friday said it has received an exemption from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) with respect to lock-in of one year on the equity shares held by the promoter and eligibility condition of one year from listing in order to comply with licensing condition.
2018-10-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Federer, Djokovoic power into Shanghai Masters semis
Shanghai, Oct 12 (IANS) The quarter-finals of the ongoing ATP Shanghai Masters saw top two seeds Roger Federer and Novak Djokovoic advancing into semi-finals with straight sets wins here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Emami Cement files DRHP for Rs 1,000-crore IPO
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Emami Cement on Friday filed the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the capital market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), for its Rs 1,000-crore initial public offering (IPO).
2018-10-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Mumbai NIA court attaches Zakir Naik's five properties
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here has ordered attachment of five properties belonging to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, an agency statement said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Pending GST refunds only Rs 2,077 cr: Finance Ministry
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Denying reports on pending amount of Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds, the government on Friday said the actual amount pending is Rs 2,077 crore, less than 10 per cent of Rs 22,000 crore as quoted by export bodies.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi slams Centre, neighbouring states over stubble burning
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Expressing apprehension of widespread stubble burning across Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, Delhis AAP government on Friday flayed the Centre and the neighbouring state governments for not tackling the issues.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Bihar's first quake-resistant building to house police HQ
Patna, Oct 12 (IANS) Bihars first newly-constructed earthquake-resistant building of state police headquarters was inaugurated by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Technology
World's warships to be dismantled at Alang
Gandhinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) The Ministry of Shipping has decided to develop Asia's largest ship-breaking yard at Alang as an eco-friendly yard. The yard will be the only such place in the world where even warships will be dismantled.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
SG ball difficult to get lower order: Umesh Yadav
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) The Indian team continued to criticise the 'SG Test' ball as not being ideal after pacer Umesh Yadav on Friday said the bowlers are unable to run through lower-order when it gets old.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Kejriwal slams Centre, states over stubble burning
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) With winter approaching, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday expressed his concern over stubble burning in neighbouring states and slammed the centre and state governments for their inaction despite incessant requests to solve the issue.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Women empowerment important for demographic dividend: Niti Aayog VC
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Friday said women empowerment was one of the important conditions for realising the demographic dividend.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Unemployment, corruption among top worries of Indians
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Unemployment and corruption are top issues that worry Indians the most even as they believe that the country was headed in the right direction, a survey revealed on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Can't ask everyone in the country to become vegetarian: SC
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it can't pass order asking everyone in the country to become vegetarian.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC stays blanket ban on 'fatwas' by religious bodies
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday put on hold the Uttarakhand High Court order imposing a blanket ban on the issuance of 'fatwas' by the religious bodies.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Para Asiad: Deepa bags bronze as India pocket 3 more gold
Jakarta, Oct 12 (IANS) India continued their good run at the Asian Para Games here by clinching a couple of gold medals in chess and another one in badminton as Paralympic medallist Deepa Malik bagged her second bronze here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
NIA raids J&K businessman in terror case
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday conducted raids here at the residence of a businessman from Jammu and Kashmir for his link to the terror-funding module of Pakistan-based Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), a front-end organisation of proscribed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba established by Jamat-ud-Dawa.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
India elected to influential UN rights council with highest number of votes
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) India was elected with the highest number of votes by the General Assembly to the influential Human Rights Council on Friday with a pledge to combat intolerance.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
September CPI inflation up at 3.77%, August industrial output falls to 4.3% (Roundup)
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Higher food and fuel prices marginally accelerated India's September retail inflation to 3.77 per cent from 3.69 per cent in August, even as the country's industrial output took a sharper fall in August with a slower rise of 4.3 per cent as compared to 6.52 per cent in July, official data showed on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MTV India music summit vows audience in Jaipur
Jaipur, Oct 12 (IANS) A 3-day MTV India Music Summit kicked off here on Friday, much to the delight of music lovers in this Rajasthan capital.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Gujarat Governor okays MLAs' salary hike
Gandhinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli on Friday gave his nod to the salary hike bill passed unanimously in the state Assembly during its two-day monsoon session, allowing the legislators a hike of about 65 per cent in their salaries.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
DMK executive meet on October 17 to discuss 2019 polls
Chennai, Oct 12 (IANS) The opposition DMK on Friday said that its high-level Executive Committee will meet on October 17 to discuss the 2019 general elections.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress slams Goa cabinet meeting at AIIMS
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress has condemned Friday's Goa cabinet meeting at AIIMS in Delhi, where an ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been admitted since last month, saying the meeting was a political spectacle called to portray that the coalition government was still functioning.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Woman gynaecologist killed in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Oct 12 (IANS) A women gynaecologist was found murdered at her clinic in Indirapuram township of Ghaziabad on Thursday midnight, police said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soldier, two porters injured in mine blast near LoC
Jammu, Oct 12 (IANS) A soldier and two porters were injured on Friday in a landmine explosion on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence officer said.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
MeToo fire reaches corporate world, police; one more charge against Akbar
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) After ravaging the media and film industry, the #MeToo campaign on Friday hit the corporate world with Tata Motors sending one of its senior executives on leave following allegations of inappropriate behaviour with employees even as another woman journalist, this time from the US, accused M.J. Akbar of sexual misconduct when he was Editor of The Asian Age newspaper.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC dismisses pleas against Telangana Assembly dissolution
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) The Hyderabad High Court on Friday dismissed pleas challenging the dissolution of Telangana Assembly nine months ahead of the completion of its term.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jhingan to captain India in China friendly
Suzhou (China) Oct 12 (IANS) Sandesh Jhingan will don the captain's armband when the Indian football team take on China in an international friendly at the Suzhou Olympic Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Delhi ministers ignored for ITO skywalk inauguration
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Centre and Delhi government stood wide apart yet again, this time over ITO's skywalk inauguration on October 15: the inivite for October 15 event skips Delhi ministers, with the ruling AAP saying the occasion does not demand credit-taking.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Six-foot-long snake visits forest conservator's office
Agra, Oct 12 (IANS) A six-foot-long Royal Snake on Friday entered the Chief Conservator of Forests' office in Khandari in Agra, causing panic.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Missing journalist case: Saudi delegation arrives in Turkey
Ankara, Oct 12 (IANS) A Saudi delegation arrived in Turkey on Friday for discussions on the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who disappeared last week at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
SC rejects Congress' plea on electoral rolls
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Congress leader Kamal Nath's plea for soft copies of the draft electoral rolls in text mode format for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections in November to avoid foul play.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Modi meets Jaitley, Pradhan on fuel
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Amidst rising fuel prices despite an excise cut on petrol and diesel last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jailtey and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hurricane Michael in US kills 11
Panama City (Florida), Oct 12 (IANS) The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, rose to 11 on Friday, with authorities warning that the number of dead could rise as emergency workers ventured more deeply into the areas devastated by the storm.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
HC quashes Delhi government's circular on GTB Hospital
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed a city government circular that excluded non-Delhi patients from taking free treatment at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital here.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Ahan's hard work inspires me, says Athiya Shetty
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Actress Athiya Shetty said her brother Ahan Shetty's hard work and calm nature inspires her and he is her "guiding force".
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi government systemically derailed RTI: Rahul
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the Modi government of systematically derailing the RTI Act and asserted his partys commitment towards resisting governments further attempts to dilute the law.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
#MeToo: Centre to form legal panel; Report cases fearlessly, says Maneka
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The government on Friday said it will set up a legal committee to look into the cases being revealed in the wake of #MeToo campaign, where women are narrating stories of their sexual harassment by individuals, especially in the media and entertainment industry.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Royal wedding: Princess Eugenie ties the knot
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Princess Eugenie of York, the British Queen's granddaughter, on Friday tied the knot with her long-term partner in a grand ceremony at the Windsor castle attended by 850 guests, including most members of the UK's royal family.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Roscosmos finds primary cause behind Soyuz booster failure
Moscow, Oct 12 (IANS) The collision of elements during the separation of the Soyuz rocket's first and second stages is the primary cause behind the booster failure that forced the two astronauts on board to abort the launch and make an emergency landing, the media reported.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech
South Kashmir Mirwaiz in porn video, sacked
Srinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) After a video clip went viral showing him in an obscene pose with a girl, Qazi Yasir Ahmed was on Friday removed as the South Kashmir Mirwaiz and also sacked from the President's post of Tahqeeqat-e-Islami, a religious group.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Japanese designer revives 1960s retro fashion on LMIFW runway
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Japanese designer Atsushi Nakashima brought back the 1960s' disco music and fashion with his line titled "Revival" on the penultimate day of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Turkey frees US pastor from house arrest
Ankara, Oct 12 (IANS) A Turkish court on Friday freed American pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest two years after he was detained on accusations of helping plot a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Huawei plans to invest $140 mn in AI talent education
Shanghai, Oct 12 (IANS) Aiming to work with partners to build an affordable, effective, reliable and inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem, Chinese tech giant Huawei on Friday released its "AI Developer Enablement Programme" under which it plans to invest $140 million in AI talent education.
2018-10-12
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Bolt scores twice in first match for Aussie club
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Former Jamaican athlete and multiple Olympic and world sprint champion in 100m, 200m and 4x100m, Usain Bolt, scored a brace in his first match as a soccer player for the Central Coast Mariners here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Honda riders Rajiv, Anish chase Indian dreams in round 5 of ARRC
Sentul (Indonesia), Oct 12 (IANS) After vigorous four rounds at Thailand, Australia, Japan and India, the solo team from India -- Idemitsu Honda Racing India has now taken the battle to Indonesia, where the penultimate round 5 of Asias premier motorsport championship FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) started at the Sentul International Circuit here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Motorsports
10,000 residential units for migrant workers in Alang
Gandhinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) The Ministry of Shipping has decided to set up around 10,000 dwelling units for migrant labourers working at Asia's largest ship breaking yard Alang near Bhavnagar in Gujarat, it was announced on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Give answers on Rafale instead of whataboutery, Congress tells BJP
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Dismissing the ruling BJPs latest bid to defend the Rafale deal, the Congress on Friday demanded that the Modi government give "factual answers about irregularities in the deal instead of indulging in whataboutery".
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sri Lanka seeks rule-based maritime order in Indian Ocean
Colombo, Oct 12 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for the establishment of a rule-based maritime order in the Indian Ocean before "geopolitical power interplays in the region to convert the Indian Ocean into a centre of tension", the media reported on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
South Africa's apartheid-era Foreign Minister Pik Botha dies
Johannesburg, Oct 12 (IANS) Pik Botha, the last Foreign Minister of South Africas apartheid era who spent the bulk of his career defending the country's system of racial segregation, died on Friday at the age of 86.
2018-10-12
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Rahul a serial liar: Goyal
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his party of repeatedly "spreading falsehood and lies" over the Rafale deal and called him a "serial liar".
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Equity indices rebound over 2% on value buying, rupee (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Value buying along with broadly positive global cues and a stable rupee aided the Indian equity market to make healthy gains of over 2 per cent on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mumbai NIA Court attaches televangelist Zakir Naik's properties
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) A Special NIA Court here has ordered attachment of five prime properties belonging to absconding tele-evangelist Zakir Naik, an official said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharashtra BJP calls Modi '11th Avatar of Lord Vishnu'
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday virtually elevated Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a divine status by calling him as the "11th Avatar of Lord Vishnu".
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
2nd Test: Chase, Holder propel Windies to 295/7 on Day 1 (Roundup)
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) West Indies rode on excellent half centuries by Roston Chase and skipper Jason Holder to recover from a middle order collapse and post a healthy 295/7 against India at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Cashier shot dead in Delhi bank robbery
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A 33-year-old cashier working with Corporation Bank was gunned down here on Friday by six criminals when he tried to stop them from looting over Rs 2 lakh, police said.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ADB pledges $1bn fund for Indonesia's earthquake, tsunami
Jakarta, Oct 12 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) pledged up to $1 billion of emergency assistance fund to support Indonesia's immediate budgetary needs and reconstruction efforts in areas affected by earthquakes and tsunami on Sulawesi Island.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Sikkim's 100% organic farming wins FAO's Future Policy Gold Award
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) Sikkim has won the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award for its achievement in becoming the world's first totally organic agriculture state.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
US firm Ametek opens India tech centre in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) The US-based Ametek Instruments on Friday said it opened its India arm's technology solutions centre here to spur growth of its electronic instruments and electro-mechanical products business.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Haryana's first autism research centre opens in Gurugram
Gurugram, Oct 12 (IANS) First of its kind in Haryana, National Autism Intervention Research Centre was launched here on Friday at Fortis Memorial Research Institute by state's Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, R.R. Jowel.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Bolt scores twice in first match for Aussie club
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Former Jamaican athlete and multiple Olympic and world sprint champion in 100m, 200m and 4x100m, Usain Bolt, scored a brace in his first match as a soccer player for the Central Coast Mariners here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
NITI Aayog partners with Microsoft to boost AI accessibility in India
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The National Institution for Transforming India, also called the NITI Aayog, on Friday said it entered into a partnership with Microsoft to deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in areas such as agriculture, healthcare, natural language computing and sustainable environment.
2018-10-12
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
SC stays execution of death sentence of Rohtak woman
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the execution of the death sentence of Sonam, convicted of killing seven members of her family, along with her friend Naveen, at a Rohtak village in Haryana in September 2009.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smartphones may soon reduce your commuting stress
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Your smartphone apps may soon help you by detecting what mode of transport you use to travel and automatically offer relevant advice, a new study suggests.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
#MeToo complaints against Sajid Khan: Family, co-workers upset (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) As multiple women came out to share their #MeToo experiences with Sajid Khan, the Bollywood director stepped down from his project "Housefull 4", actor Akshay Kumar cancelled its shoot, and Sajid's family members Farah Khan and Farhan Akhtar expressed disappointment on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid controversy, Hamid Ansari to release 'The Sarkari Mussalman'
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Former Vice President Hamid Ansari will release "The Sarkari Mussalman" by Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) on Saturday at the India International Centre here.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security
Astronauts from aborted Soyuz rocket to fly to ISS next spring
Moscow, Oct 12 (IANS) The two astronauts aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) that failed mid-air, are likely to go into space in the spring of 2019, the media reported on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech
C-section births doubled globally since 2000: Lancet
Nairobi, Oct 12 (IANS) The number of babies born through caesarean section (C-section) nearly doubled from 12 per cent to 21 per cent of all births between 2000 and 2015, worldwide, according to research published in The Lancet, that shed light on a huge gap in childbirth care between rich and poor mothers.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Kenya,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Jodie Whittaker surprised by Backstreet Boys
Los Angeles, Oct 12 (IANS) Actress Jodie Whitaker got a suprised from American pop vocal group Backstreet Boys while she was in the midst of a radio interview.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
First edition of AD Design Show to start on October 26
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Design authority Architectural Digest is all set to host the inaugural edition of the AD Design Show - a luxury art and design fair to be held here from October 26-28.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC refuses to block Bengal funding of Durga Puja committees
New Delhi, Oct. Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the West Bengal government's decision to grant Rs 10,000 each to 28,000 community Durga Puja committees in the state but sought its response to a plea challenging the "gift" of Rs 28 crore for religious activity from the state exchequer.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Information is power, free flow the essence of democracy: President
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Emphasizing that information is power, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that free flow of information is the essence of democracy and that people have the right to know how they are being governed.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Central Minister advocates 75% reservation in jobs
Ranchi, Oct 12 (IANS) The reservation ceiling in government jobs should be increased from 50 to 75 per cent, said Ramdas Athawale, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
India lose to Britain in Sultan of Johor Cup
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 12 (IANS) The Indian junior mens hockey team lost a hard-fought encounter 2-3 to Britain in the last round robin match at the 8th Sultan of Johor Cup 2018 here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
Battle shall be fought, not lost, says Bahl a day after 'bogus' I-T searches at his premises
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Media baron Raghav Bahl, whose Quintillion Media Group was raided by Income Tax (I-T) Department in Delhi, Noida and Bengaluru, said on Friday that the government action was taken on "trumped up charges" which the company will fight legally but warned other media colleagues to be vigilant against similar "state vendetta".
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's August industrial output eases to 4.3%
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) India's industrial output eased in August with a slower rise of 4.3 per cent as compared to 6.52 per cent in July, official data showed on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
International food summit opens with 'langar' in Golden Temple
Amritsar, Oct 12 (IANS) Amid the calmness and selfless service the sacred Golden Temple offers and the rich historical context of Qila Gobindgarh -- where the invaluable Koh-i-noor was once housed -- scores of Indian and international chefs set sail on a three-day heritage food summit inaugurated by Punjab Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Ranveer Singh appointed Dish TV ambassador
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singh has been appointed brand ambassador of direct-to-home company Dish TV ahead of the festive season.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
AMU acts against 9 students over Kashmir killing
Aligarh, Oct 12 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has taken action against nine students who wanted to hold a condolence meeting for former PhD scholar Mannan Bashir Wani who jointed militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and was killed.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism,Education
CM launches Rs 1,500 cr mega IT project in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 12 (IANS) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday launched the Rs 1,500-crore Taurus Downtown project, which will be coming up at Technopark near here and is expected to be completed by 2020.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Panel to monitor relief, restoration in cyclone-hit Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday formed a three-member ministerial committee to monitor rescue, relief and restoration operations in cyclone and flood-affected districts in the state.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India calls for counter-terror cooperation, connectivity among SCO members
Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Oct 12 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called for cooperation in counter-terrorism efforts and enhanced connectivity between member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
2018-10-12
Category: International, Tajikistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Sikkim wins gold at global Future Policy Awards for promoting organic farming
Hamburg/Rome, Oct 12 (IANS) Sikkim has been awarded the prestigious gold prize at global Future Policy Awards for promoting agro-ecology through policies and laws that have made it a "100 per cent organic farming" state.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Germany,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Cyber fraud: State Bank of Mauritius recovers 90pc money
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The State Bank of Mauritius (India) on Friday said it has recovered around 90 per cent of the approximately Rs 190 crore that was lost in a major cyberattack on October 2.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Full EC team to visit Mizoram Tuesday to study poll preparedness
Aizawl, Oct 12 (IANS) An Election Commission team headed by its chief Om Prakash Rawat would visit poll-bound Mizoram on October 16 to study the preparedness of the November 28 assembly elections, an official said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
India's September retail inflation rises to 3.77%
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Higher food and fuel prices accelerated India's September retail inflation to 3.77 per cent from 3.69 per cent in August, official data showed on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India can succeed in China: Cahill
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Tim Cahill, like everyone else, knows the Indian football team has a mountain to climb in China. But unlike many who are dismissive of the visitors chances, the ace Australian striker believes India can secure a positive result when the two teams meet in an international friendly on Saturday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Psychoactive drugs may up suicide risk in lung disease patients
New York, Oct 12 (IANS) Long-term use of benzodiazepine -- a class of psychoactive drugs -- widely used to treat insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an increased risk of suicide among patients with lung disease and traumatic stress disorder, a study has warned.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
India's August industrial output eases to 4.3%
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) India's industrial output eased in August with a slower rise of 4.3 per cent as compared to 6.52 per cent in July, official data showed on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's September retail inflation rises to 3.77%
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Higher food and fuel prices accelerated India's September retail inflation to 3.77 per cent from 3.69 per cent in August, official data showed on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shankaran of Shankar IAS Academy commits suicide
Chennai, Oct 12 (IANS) D. Shankaran, founder of the popular Shankar IAS Academy, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence here, police said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
LMIFW: Tabu, Yami celebrate 'tribes of world' with style
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Bringing the fearless culture from tribes of the world alive, actresses Tabu, Yami Gautam, Athiya Shetty and Prachi Desai along with four designers presented a slice of tribal fashion from the world on the ramp of the Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Madras HC orders CBI probe into road tender allocation to Palaniswami kin
Chennai, Oct 12 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, the Madras High Court on Friday ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the allegations of tender irregualarities against him.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fusion wear trends for festive season
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Every trend you follow tells many things about your personality and choices. But daily style and the festive appearance must have some differentiation. Isnt it?
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress attacks Modi for 'neglecting' clean-Ganga activist
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "neglecting" the repeated pleas of environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who died a day earlier while fighting for a cleaner Ganga river.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
India buying Iran oil, Russian weaponry not helpful: US
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) India's plans to continue buying oil from Iran and its purchase of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia is "not helpful" and the US administration "reviews that very carefully", the State Department said, indicating possible action by Washington.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SC rejects plea for minimum wages for unorganised sector workers
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed social activist Swami Agnivesh's plea for payment of minimum wages to workers in the unorganised sector across the country.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Air India Express plane has miraculous escape after grazing wall (Fourth Lead)
Trichy/Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) All 130 passengers and six crew members on board an Air India Express flight to Dubai had a miraculous escape early on Friday when the aircraft's wheels scraped the airport's outer wall during take-off in Trichy in Tamil Nadu.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Want to re-live your childhood days? Visit this Puja marquee in Kolkata
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) While the debate is on over Durga Puja's gradual shift from traditional presentation to the modern theme-based versions, the revellers should not miss the chance to relive their childhood days at a Puja marquee in Kolkata's Bhowanipur.
2018-10-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Pope accepts embattled American archbishop's resignation
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington, ending weeks of mounting speculation and rising anger over Wuerl's role in two clergy sexual abuse scandals.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
#MeToo: WCD Ministry to set up legal committee
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) on Friday said that it will set up a legal committee in the wake of the #MeToo campaign, where multiple sexual harassment cases from the media and entertainment industry have come to light.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata Bridge Collapse: Commuters get alternative road
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) An alternative road parallel to a bridge that collapsed over a month ago in south Kolkata was thrown open to the public on Friday, much to the relief of a large number of daily commuters to and from the city and its suburbs.
2018-10-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Key equity indices rebound; Sensex ends 730 points up
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Key equity indices gained over two per cent to close above 34,700-mark on Friday, rebounding from the losses made after widespread global sell-off which had dragged the domestic markets down by almost same percentage on Thursday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Attack on migrants BJP conspiracy, sack Rupani: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Friday alleged that the attacks on north Indian migrants in Gujarat was in pursuance of a conspiracy by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to hide its failures both at the Centre and the state and demanded the sacking of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Friday prayers disallowed at Srinagar's Jamia Masjid
Srinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) Authorities on Friday disallowed congregational prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid here as clashes rocked Shopian and Kupwara towns in the valley, police said.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Heartbreaking time for family: Farah on Sajid's #MeToo cases
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Choreographer-director Farah Khan says she and her family are heartbroken with sexual misconduct allegations against her brother, director Sajid Khan.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chase, Holder propel Windies to 295/7 at stumps
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) West Indies rode on excellent half centuries by Roston Chase and skipper Jason Holder to recover from a middle order collapse and post a healthy 295/7 against India at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
India's networking market grows 5.5% during Q2: IDC
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) India's networking market that includes Ethernet switch, Routers and WLAN segments witnessed a 5.5 per cent year-on-year (YoY) growth in Q2 2018 with increased investments across the enterprise and service provider deployments, the International Data Corp (IDC) said in a report on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian fashion student bags international award
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian fashion design student Ashita Singhal has won the 2018 Global James McGuire Business Plan Competition Award for her business concept titled 'Paiwand', a fashion company that upcycles textile waste from fashion designers and turns it into designer fabrics and clothing.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi ministers ignored for ITO skywalk inauguration
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The rift between the Centre and the Delhi government has come out in the open yet again as there is no mention of any Delhi government minister in the invitation for the inauguration ceremony of the skywalk at ITO.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar will allot additional portfolios only after Dussehra: Minister
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to allocate additional portfolios to ministers in the state's BJP-led coalition cabinet only after Dussehra, a Minister said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sharifs' corruption trial extended till November 17
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday extended till November 17 the deadline given to the accountability court to wrap up corruption cases against the Sharif family members.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Deepa bags bronze at Para Asiad
Jakarta, Oct 12 (IANS) India's Deepa Malik bagged bronze in the women's F51/52/53s discus throw event at the Asian Para Games here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Athletics
Neha Dhupia, Shikha Talsania awarded for breaking stereotypes
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Actresses Neha Dhupia and Shikha Talsania have been honoured with an award for being honest while expressing their opinions and making an impact in the society.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Jalebi': An old-fashioned sweet tale of romance (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Jalebi"; Director: Pushpdeep Bhardwaj; Cast: Rhea Chakraborty, Varun Mitra, Digangana Suryavanshi, Aanya Dureja, Arjun Kanungo, Yusuf Hussain, Arya Poorti, Sonali Sudan, Farida Dadi and Mahesh Thakur; Rating: **1/2
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Dance is my passion: Shantanu Maheshwari
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Actor-dancer-host Shantanu Maheshwari says dance is his passion and one of the best ways to stay fit.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
I'm not going to stop working: Neha Dhupia
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Actress and soon-to-be-mother Neha Dhupia, who will be seen as the host of FOX Life show "Styled by Neha", says that pregnancy, for her, never meant that she will stop working.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Prince Alois of Liechtenstein calls on President
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Prince Alois of Liechtenstein called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Farhan 'disappointed' over #MeToo accounts against Sajid
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Farhan Akhtar says he is shocked to read accounts by multiple women who faced sexual misconduct by his cousin and director Sajid Khan.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US firm Ametek opens India tech centre in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) The US-based Ametek Instruments on Friday said it opened its India arm's technology solutions centre here to spur growth of its electronic instruments and electro-mechanical products business.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Healthy mice born to 2 mothers using stem cells, gene editing
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have, in a breakthrough, produced healthy mouse pups with two mothers and no father, using stem cells and gene editing techniques.
2018-10-12
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I don't have any complex, says Aparshakti Khurana
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Actor Aparshakti Khurana, who has mostly done supporting roles in films, says he has no complex about it and instead believes in team work.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul a serial liar: Goyal on Rafale charges
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his party of repeatedly "spreading falsehood and lies" over the Rafale deal and called him a "serial liar".
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashwin, Vishnu start favourites in Round 3 of JK Tyre Racing Nationals (Preview)
Coimbatore, Oct 12 (IANS) The Chennai trio of Ashwin Datta, Vishnu Prasad and Joseph Matthew will look to consolidate their positions on the leaderboard as Round 3 of the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship roars to life at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Saturday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Indian fashion student bags international award
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian fashion design student Ashita Singhal has won the 2018 Global James McGuire Business Plan Competition Award for her business concept titled 'Paiwand, a fashion company that upcycles textile waste from fashion designers and turns it into designer fabrics and clothing.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Niyati Fatnani in love with her Durga avatar
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Actress Niyati Fatnani says she felt empowered while channelling the spirit of Goddess Durga for a sequence in "Nazar".
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sterling K. Brown to develop content for 20th Century Fox
Los Angeles, Oct 12 (IANS) Actor Sterling K. Brown will develop projects for 20th Century Fox TV.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rahul Dravid to endorse air purifier
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Former India captain and current Under-19 team coach Rahul Dravid has been named by Philips India as the brand ambassador for its air purifiers.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
2nd Test: Indian bowlers leave Windies struggling (Lead Tea)
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) The West Indies were struggling at 197/6 in their first innings at tea on the opening day of the second cricket Test against India here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
SpiceJet inducts first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Budget airlines SpiceJet on Friday said it has inducted its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft that forms part of a $22 billion purchase deal signed with the American aircraft manufacturer.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistan sacks High Court judge for accusing ISI of interference
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Pakistan's President Arif Alvi has sacked a senior judge of the Islamabad High Court, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, for alleging interference by the country's spy agency in the judicial proceedings, especially in the Panamagate case.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Won't tolerate threats to Governor: Raj Bhavan
Chennai, Oct 12 (IANS) Threats to constitutional authorities like the Governor will not be tolerated, the Raj Bhavan said on Friday, criticizing Tamil magazine 'Nakkheeran' Editor R.R. Gopal for allegedly slandering the Governor.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
Will move SC against HC order on GTB Hospital: Delhi government
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) After the Delhi High Court on Friday set aside its circular on preferential treatment to city residents at the GTB Hospital here, the Aam Aadmi Party government said it will move the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
Mumbai to host Juniorthon on December 23
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Juniorthon, the city's longest running and fitness carnival for children, will be held here on December 23, the organisers have announced.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Vishal Dadlani hopes to get solo pilot license soon
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani says he is a licensed paraglider, and is hoping to get a solo pilot license by the end of this year.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Gaurav Kapur comes out with 'India Plays'
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Actor and television presenter Gaurav Kapur has announced "India Plays", a show which will bring forth real-life stories from the field of sports.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Singapore based bakery chain comes to India
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) BreadTalk, a leading bakery chain based out of Singapore, is all set to open in the capital city.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
E-cigarette additives impair lung function: Study
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Flavouring and additive ingredients used in e-cigarettes are more likely to increase inflammation and impair lung function, according to new research.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Facebook to allow up to 250 people on group chat
San Francisco, Oct 12 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook is rolling out the ability for members of Facebook Groups to launch group chats that, up to 250 members could join, the media reported.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Air India plane survives disaster after hitting wall (Third Lead)
Trichy/Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Passengers and crew on board an Air India Express flight from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu to Dubai escaped a disaster early on Friday when the aircraft's wheels hit the airport's outer wall while taking off.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Jewellery thieves in US target Indian Americans
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) Jewellery thieves are targeting Indian Americans in the US, the police have said, adding that the community is being prayed upon because of the expensive jewellery associated with their customs and culture.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
2nd Test: Indian bowlers leave Windies struggling (Tea Report)
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) The West Indies were struggling at 197/6 in their first innings at tea on the opening day of the second cricket Test against India here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Shift the Goa Assembly to AIIMS: Shiv Seva
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Friday said that not just the state cabinet but the entire Goa Assembly should be shifted to the AIIMS in New Delhi where ailing Chief Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been hospitalised.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Hiddink begins "impossible" Chinese dream on familiar ground
Hoenderoo (The Netherlands), Oct 12 (IANS) Veteran Dutch coach Guus Hiddink began a long journey with the China U-21 football squad in the Netherlands this week, with the ambitious goal of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Rahul condoles death of G.D. Agarwal
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condoled the death of environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who was on a fast for the last 111 days demanding a clean Ganga.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Modi to visit Japan for bilateral summit
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on an official visit to Japan on October 28 and 29 to hold an annual bilateral summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe, it was announced here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
'Miraculous escape for Air India passengers'
Chennai, Oct 12 (IANS) It was nothing short of a providential escape for all 130 passengers and six crew members on board an Air India Express flight to Dubai early on Friday when the aircraft's wheel hit an airport wall in Trichy during take-off, an experienced flight navigator said.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
At 38, Chrissy Metz debuts swimsuit
Los Angeles, Oct 12 (IANS) Actress Chrissy Metz says she wore a swimsuit for the very first time at the age of 38 after decades of hiding her body.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jeremy Scott celebrates diversity in new line
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) American fashion designer Jeremy Scott, the creative director of brand Moschino, has come up with a new line inspired by positivity, love and diversity. It has been brought out in collaboration with brand H&M, and will be available in India.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Audio, video recordings show Khashoggi murdered: Turks tells US
Washington/Ankara, Oct 12 (IANS) The Turkish government has informed American officials that it has audio and video recordings proving that Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident Saudi journalist who disappeared from his country's consulate in Istanbul last week, was killed inside the building, according to US and Turkish officials.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Peru's Bello tracing father's footsteps at Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 12 (IANS) Peru's Samantha Bello delivered a harsh self-assessment of her first performance at the 2018 summer Youth Olympics here.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Saira marks 52nd anniversary with throwback photo with Dilip
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) To mark her 52nd wedding anniversary with legendary actor Dilip Kumar, actress Saira Banu shared a message and one of her personal favourite photographs of herself with her "Kohinoor", her husband.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Screenwriters' Association in solidarity with Vinta Nanda
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The Screenwriters' Association (SWA) on Friday expressed solidarity with writer-producer Vinta Nanda as well as all victims of sexual harassment.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Argentina's Firmapaz elated with shooting bronze at Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 12 (IANS) Argentine shooter Facundo Firmapaz could not hide his delight after taking bronze in front of an adoring crowd in the 10m air rifle international mixed team event at the Youth Olympics here.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Avast releases AI-based software to block phishing attacks
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Global cybersecurity firm Avast on Friday released an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based software to block phishing attacks.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
I didn't choose right person in Ryan Adams: Mandy Moore
Los Angeles, Oct 12 (IANS) Actress-singer Mandy Moore says getting married to Ryan Adams was not a smart decision.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cyclone Titli triggers flood-like situation in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (IANS) Heavy rains triggered by the Titli severe cyclonic storm has caused flood-like situations in several districts of Odisha on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Instagram testing 'tap-to-advance' feature to browse through posts
San Francisco, Oct 12 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-messaging platform Instagram is testing "tapping" as a replacement of scrolling through posts on the platform, the media reported.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Hollywood technician critical after fall on film set
Pennsylvania, Oct 12 (IANS) A 65-year-old sound mixer is in critical condition after falling on the set of "You Are My Friend", starring veteran actor Tom Hanks.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shimla-based group to showcase solar heating system in Finland
Shimla, Oct 12 (IANS) A Shimla-based Himalayan Research Group has been invited to Finland to present the mountain solar water heating system developed by it which has got the Himachal Pradesh State Innovation Award in 2018, its top official said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Young leaders determined to reform 'corrupt' Afghan Parliament
Kabul, Oct 12 (IANS) As preparations continued in Afghanistan on Friday for the country's much-awaited general elections, the list of candidates, dominated by young, educated Afghans, signaled an undercurrent of change.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Muscular men favour inequality in society: Study
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Men with higher physical strength, like well-built muscules, are more likely to favour inequality in society as well as have apathetic political attitudes towards redistribution of resources, according to a study.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fourth substitution to be allowed at 2019 AFC Asian Cup
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 12 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that a fourth substitution will be permitted in the extra time of knock-out matches at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Prateik Babbar's accident was 'simple' mishap: Lawyer
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The lawyer of Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar, who was booked for dangerous driving after his vehicle knocked down a motorcyclist and entered a one-way street in Goa's Porvorim, said on Friday that the accident was a simple mishap.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
FBI personnel recalled from Asia in prostitution probe
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) Several FBI employees have been recalled from cities across Asia in recent months while the Justice Department's inspector general examines allegations related to parties and interactions with prostitutes, The Wall Street Journal reported.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
I was falsely accused: Depp on 'Fantastic Beasts...' row
Los Angeles, Oct 12 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp says he was falsely accused in a controversy surrounding his casting in J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald".
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sajid Khan steps down as 'Housefull 4' director
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Sajid Khan on Friday said he is stepping down as director of "Housefull 4" amid allegations the he indulged in sexual misconduct with multiple women.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Obesity may double risk of colorectal cancer in young women
New York, Oct 12 (IANS) Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50, warn researchers.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
State Bank of Mauritius loses Rs 143 cr in cyber fraud
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The State Bank of Mauritius' (SBM) Mumbai branch has been cheated of nearly Rs 143 crore after unknown fraudsters hacked into its accounts here, an official said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Ice blades cover Jupiter's moon Europa: Study
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Jupiter's ocean moon Europa is probably covered with blades of ice up to 15 meters tall in its equatorial regions, making alien life search difficult, researchers have found.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Twitter will now take all emojis as equal characters in word count
San Francisco, Oct 12 (IANS) To cut down on the confusion regarding character counts on its platform, microblogging site Twitter has announced that all emojis on the platform would now amount to equal word count.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
US moves to limit nuclear sales to China
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration will limit sales of Washington's civil nuclear technology to China out of concerns that it is being diverted for military and other unauthorized purposes, a top official said.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
#MeToo effect: Akshay Kumar cancels 'Housefull 4' shoot
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Amid sexual harassment allegations against director Sajid Khan and actor Nana Patekar, actor Akshay Kumar has called off the shooting of "Housefull 4".
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amy Winehouse's hologram to feature in tour
Los Angeles, Oct 12 (IANS) A hologram of late singer Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011, will headline a world tour.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kolkata tramcar reinvents itself to offer a culinary ride
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) The trams in the City of Joy may not have kept up with the fast pace of the metropolis, but they refuse to quietly roll off into the sunset. A newly refurbished tramcar, designed as a fine-dining 28-seater restaurant, will trundle out from October 13, offering a culinary ride to customers.
2018-10-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Sensex, Nifty rebounds 2% on value buying and stable rupee
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The key equity indices gained over two per cent during the mid-afternoon session of the trade on Friday rebounding from the losses made after wide-sell off in the global markets which plunged the domestic markets by two per cent on Thursday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mumbai bank loses Rs 143 cr in cyber fraud
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The State Bank of Mauritius' (SBM) Mumbai branch has been gypped of nearly Rs 143 crore after unknown fraudsters hacked into its accounts here, an official said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himalayan quakes: Water-loading plays a role, say geophysicist
Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) Seasonal variations in the "hydrological load" in the Indo-Gangetic plains play a key role in the genesis of Himalayan earthquakes, a team of geophysicists from India and the US have reported.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
I should make more films to find my signature: Sriram Raghavan (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Sriram Raghavan, who has received a positive response from the audience and critics alike for his just released thriller "Andhadhun", says he should be making more films to find his signature because otherwise he feels like a debutant in each of his films.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Truth needs to be told for change: Rahul on MeToo
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Speaking on the MeToo movement, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the truth needs to be told loud and clear in order to bring a change.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Upper caste activists protest against Giriraj Singh
Patna, Oct 12 (IANS) Activists belonging to upper caste groups on Friday protested against senior BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh in Nawada, his parliamentary constituency in Bihar.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tornadoes, huge hailstones wreak havoc in Australia
Canberra, Oct 12 (IANS) Tornadoes and a thunderstorm "supercell" swept across Australia's Queensland state, with reports of four people injured by tennis ball-sized hailstones, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Rodriguez once asked JLo for autograph
Los Angeles, Oct 12 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Alex Rodriguez says he once asked the singer-actress for an autograph before they started dating.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Air India diverts flight to Mumbai after freak accident in TN
Trichy/Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Passengers onboard an Air India Express flight from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu to Dubai escaped a major accident after the wheels of the plane hit the airport outer wall while taking off early on Friday, officials said.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
My skill set far more important than my looks: Shikha Talsania
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Shikha Talsania remembers the time when people wanted to "pigeonhole" her by offering characters that had no other layers apart from being fat. Saying no to every project was difficult, but the actress knew what she wanted to do as her skill set, to her, is far more important than what she looks like.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
I-T 'surveys' at Raghav Bahl's home, office end after over 24 hrs
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Income Tax department ended its "surveys" over alleged tax evasion at the residence and office premises of Raghav Bahl, founder of news portal The Quint, after over 24 hours.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Business/Economy
Google offers news organisations Cloud credit worth up to $100,000
San Francisco, Oct 12 (IANS) There is good news for news organisations that want to leverage the power of Cloud technology to improve storytelling and boost their business as Google is offering such organisations with fewer than 1,000 employees an opportunity to apply for up to $100,000 each in Google Cloud Platform credits.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'India crucial partner in making commercially-viable fusion energy a reality'
Cadarache (France), Oct 12 (IANS) India is one of the crucial seven nations pursuing the construction of the world's largest tokamak fusion device, a donut-shaped configuration designed to produce 500 MW of thermal fusion energy, an Indian official associated with the project said.
2018-10-12
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
I'm 'nalayak' student, so I take longer: Kapil Sharma on learning from controversies
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Kapil Sharma took a break from showbiz after a string of untoward incidents, but he is back in action and is hoping to spread happiness and laughter once again. The actor-comedian says he is a slow learner, but is gradually figuring out how to live in the public eye.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Trump signs Music Modernization Act
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed a Music Modernization Act, a bipartisan act which addresses music licensing and royalty legislation, among other issues related to music rights.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
I strongly believe women are shaping our society: Pradeep Sarkar
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Having made his debut as a feature film director with "Parineeta", filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar gave women a strong representation on-screen -- much more than many of his contemporaries -- even before the wave of 'female-centric' films started in Bollywood. He says women are bringing change and shaping society for the better.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Asha Bhosle makes comeback in Bengali Durga Puja song circuit after 23 years
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Breaking an almost 23-year hiatus, legendary singer Asha Bhosle has recorded a Bengali song on the occasion of Durga Puja.
2018-10-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
2nd Test: Windies slip to 86/3 at lunch on Day 1
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) West Indies wasted a steady start to slip to 86/3 at lunch on the opening day of the second cricket Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
SC rejects Congress plea on electoral rolls in text mode
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Congress leader Kamal Nath's plea seeking electoral rolls in text mode for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections in November to avoid any foul play.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Offset venture with Reliance will deliver 10% of obligations: Dassault Aviation CEO
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier has said that the companys joint venture with Reliance in Nagpur represents only about 10 per cent of the offset obligations in the deal to purchase 36 fighter jets from France and it is in negotiations with about a hundred Indian companies to meet the requirements under the Defence Procurement Procedure of the Indian government.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Modi pays tribute to Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on birth anniversary
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on her 99th birth anniversary, saying she was blessed with a futuristic vision and was a source of inspiration for several people.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kolkata's first Puja organised by street kids (Social Feature)
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) The revelry surrounding West Bengal's Durga Puja festival is not new, but a humble community puja named "Footpather Durga Pujo" in north Kolkata -- organised by children living on the pavements -- is grabbing attention despite the absence of pomp and glitter associated with the city's high-budgeted community puja pandals.
2018-10-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Separatist-called shutdown over Ph.D scholar killing hits valley
Srinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected by a separatist-called shutdown on Friday protesting the killing of a Ph.D scholar-turned-militant commander in a gunfight in Kupwara district.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US on verge of securing pastor's release from Turkey
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) US officials believe they were on the verge of securing the release of Andrew Brunson, the American pastor jailed by Turkey on accusations he helped plot a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a media report said.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Facebook introduces 3D photos in News Feed,VR
San Francisco, Oct 12 (IANS) Facebook is rolling out 3D photos in News Feed and Virtual Reality (VR) to enable users to view and create 3D photos with life-like dimensions including depth and movement.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump's lawyers preparing answers to Mueller's questions
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's legal team is preparing answers to written questions provided by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection to the ongoing Russia probe, according to informed sources.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Of fitness, love in a cafe, and heartbreak (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Read two paperback novels set in Delhi, one about what it takes to survive in a big city and the other, a gentle love story of a boy from Bihar and a momo-seller from the northeast; read how step-by-step processes reveal ways of overcoming obstacles on the path to fitness; and finally an unusual love story set in a cafe.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,IANS Life
Apple inks $600 mn pact with Dialog Semiconductor
London, Oct 12 (IANS) In line with its efforts to build faster chips, Apple has committed $600 million to buy a part of Dialog Semiconductor and also purchase products from the remaining part of the chipmaker which is headquartered near London.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Sound mixer critical after fall on sets of Tom Hanks' film
Pennsylvania, Oct 12 (IANS) A 65-year-old sound mixer is in critical condition after falling on the set of "You Are My Friend", starring veteran actor Tom Hanks.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tropical storm nears Mexico coast
Mexico City, Oct 12 (IANS) A tropical storm is nearing the Mexican coast, approaching at a speed of 37 kmph, weather authorities said here.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Mexico,Environment/Wildlife
Top Australian bank fires 200 employees over misconduct
Canberra, Oct 12 (IANS) Australia's ANZ Bank has fired 200 employees, including senior executives, for bad banking behaviour, including irregularities, bank CEO Shayne Elliot said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN chief visits Indonesia quake, tsunami survivors
Jakarta, Oct 12 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday visited the survivors of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi killing 2,073 people.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Indonesia,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IT searches at TDP MP's houses in Telangana, Andhra
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) The Income Tax Department officials on Friday conducted searches at the residences and offices of TDP MP C.M. Ramesh in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Climbing debuts at Buenos Aires 2018 ahead of Tokyo 2020
Buenos Aires, Oct 12 (IANS) Six young athletes have competed in the men's Olympics sports climbing finals, which made a debut at the Youth Olympics 2018 before its future inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Air India diverts flight to Mumbai after freak accident in TN
Trichy/Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The wheels of an Air India Express flight to Dubai from Tiruchirappalli or Trichy in Tamil Nadu hit the airport's compound wall while taking off with 136 passengers on Friday. All passengers and crew are safe, an official said.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Historic Ex Convento halls catwalk for Mexico Fashion Week
Mexico City, Oct 12 (IANS) The Ex Convento de San Hipolito halls, a historic monument of the Mexican capital, were transformed into a fashion catwalk for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Mexico,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Lifestyle/Fashion
Misty Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) It was a misty Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 17.5 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Air India flight taking off hits wall in Trichy, lands safely in Mumbai
Chennai, Oct 12 (IANS) The wheels of an Air India Express flight to Dubai from Tiruchirappalli or Trichy in Tamil Nadu hit the airport's compound wall while taking off with 130 passengers on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sensex up 449 points, value buying boost equity indices
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Value buying along with broadly positive global cues and a stable rupee aided the Indian equity market on Friday to make healthy gains during the morning trade session.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hurricane Michael toll reaches 6
Miami, Oct 12 (IANS) The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, rose to six, with authorities warning that the toll could further increase as search and rescue efforts continue.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'FryDay': Slapstick but entertaining (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "FryDay", Director: Abhisek Dogra; Cast: Varun Sharma, Govinda, Digangana Suryavanshi, Atul Mathur, Bijendra Kala, Rajesh Sharma, Sanjay Mishra, Prabhleen Sandhu; Rating: **1/2
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Windies opt to bat in 2nd Test vs India
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) West Indies have won the toss and opted to bat in the second and final Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
India lost $79.5 bn due to natural disasters in 20 years
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) India has suffered economic losses of $79.5 billion due to natural disasters during the last two decades, according to the UN.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
US warns of continuing efforts against restrictive trade
Bali, Oct 12 (IANS) US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said here on Friday that Washington would continue its "efforts to address restrictive trade practices around the world".
2018-10-12
Category: International, India,Politics,Business/Economy
Kanye West meets Trump in White House
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) African-American rapper Kanye West met President Donald Trump at the White House here where he said that wearing the "Make America Great Again" cap made him feel like "Superman".
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Govinda shines again in 'Fry Day' (Movie Rating: ***)
Film: Fry Day; Starring: Govinda, Varun Sharma, Prabhleen Sandhu, Digangana Survanshi; Director: Abhishek Dogra; Rating: ***(3 stars)
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook kills over 800 accounts related to US mid-term polls
San Francisco, Oct 12 (IANS) Facebook has removed 559 Pages and 251 accounts that consistently broke its rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behaviour related to upcoming US mid-term elections.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
You will never see anything like 'Tumbbad' again (Movie Review ****½)
Film: Tumbbad; Starring: Sohum Shah, Mohd Samad, Director: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi; Rating: **** ½(4 and a half stars)
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Helicopter Eela': Choppy ride, unreasonably stylised (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Helicopter Eela"; Director: Pradeep Sarkar; Cast: Kajol, Riddhi Sen, Neha Dhupia, Tota Roy Chowdhury; Rating: **1/2
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zero tolerance for sexual harassment of journalists: UNGA President
United Oct 12 (IANS) General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa very firmly believes that there should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment of journalists, her spokesperson Monica Grayley has said in answer to a question about the #MeToo movement sweeping across India's media world.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Day 2 at LMIFW closes on 'whimsical' note
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The night was a celebration of love and nature as leading designer duo Abhishek Gupta and Nandita Basu, Gauri and Nainika brought the curtains down of second day at Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) with "breathtaking ensembles".
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Putin to meet Egypt's Sisi on October 17
Moscow, Oct 12 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on October 17 in Russia's Sochi, the Kremlin said Thursday.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
UAE slams 'fierce campaign' against Saudi Arabia
Dubai, Oct 12 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) minister of state for foreign affairs on Thursday warned on Twitter that those who are fuelling a "fierce campaign" against Saudi Arabia will bear the "dire" consequences.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Diplomacy
Religious leaders call for end to 'manipulation of religion' by terrorists
Astana, Oct 12 (IANS) Religious leaders on Thursday called for an end to "all forms of manipulation of religions" that lead to the activity of terrorist organisations in a joint statement signed at the end of the 6th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Kazakhstan,Politics,Terrorism
Obama Foundation launches initiative for girls' education
hicago, Oct 12 (IANS) Former USfirst lady Michelle Obama announced on Thursday a new initiative aimed at empowering adolescent girls around the world through education.
2018-10-12
Category: International, India,Politics,Education
OPEC cuts oil demand estimate in 2019
Vienna, Oct 12 (IANS) OPEC on Thursday lowered its estimate for the global oil demand next year due to the slower economic growth and US shale output growth.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
12 killed after minibus collides with truck in Russia
MOSCOW, Oct 12 (IANS) A minibus crashed with a truck in west Russia's Republic of Chuvashia on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 10 others, TASS news agency reported, citing the republican ministry of internal affairs.
2018-10-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pentagon suspends all F-35 flights after crash
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) The US Department of Defence said Thursday it is suspending all F-35 fighter jet operations after an F-35B jet crashed last month.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Prashant , Nitin bring 'powerful' human aspirations at LMIFW
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Ace designers Prashant Verma and Nitin Bal Chauhan showcased their bold and dramatic collections on the second day of Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week (LMIFW).
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IKEA to invest Rs 2,000 crore in its Bengaluru store
Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) Swedish furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories retailer IKEA would invest Rs 2,000 crore in setting up and expanding its store in this tech hub in 2020, a top official said on Thursday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
India rejects World Bank's HCI report over data gaps
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday rejected the findings of the World Bank's Human Capital Index (HCI), which has placed the country at 115th position out of 157 countries on various parameters, such as survivability measured by under-five mortality rate.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mamata Banerjee composes 7 Durga Puja songs
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has composed seven songs for her latest Durga Puja album 'Roudrachaya'.
2018-10-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Man, lover arrested for trying to kill wife
Ghaziabad, Oct 11 (IANS) A man and his lover have been arrested for trying to kill his wife and dump her in an abandoned area in Ghaziabad before they were caught by police.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Entire Gandhi family is corrupt: BJP
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Accusing Congress President Rahul Gandhi of spreading lies on the Rafale deal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday termed the entire Gandhi family corrupt.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nicky Romero, Robin Schulz to perform at Sensation Rise Hyderabad 2018
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Artistes Nicky Romero, Robin Schulz, Sam Feldt, Sander Vander Droon and Nucleya will perform at the music fest Sensation Rise Hyderabad 2018.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Saransh Goila working on dream project 'Sadak Chef'
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Celebrity chef Saransh Goila says he will be travelling across India to document recipes for his travel show "Sadak Chef".
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Jewellery trends in nine colours of Navratri
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) This Navratri, focus on jewellery to highlight your traditional attire and look perfect for the puja.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shouldn't compare Prithvi to anyone yet: Kohli
Hyderabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Teenage batting sensation Prithvi Shaw's performance in the opening Test against the West Indies has not only earned him a lot of accolades but also drawn parallels with legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, but India skipper Virat Kohli wants the young opener to be left alone.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Former PDP leader Vikramaditya Singh joins Congress
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Vikramaditya Singh on Thursday formally joined the Congress.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Software engineers most sought after on LinkedIn in India
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Indian companies scouted for software engineers and app developers the most on professional network site LinkedIn in the first half of 2018, the Microsoft-owned company said on Thursday.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Kathgodam-Howrah Express coach derails in UP, none injured
Gorakhpur, Oct 11 (IANS) One coach of Kathgodam-Howrah Express train derailed on Thursday near Domingarh station in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, though no one was injured, officials said.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Para Asian Games: Sundar Singh bags silver in javelin throw, Rinku takes bronze
Jakarta, Oct 11 (IANS) Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar bagged silver in the men's F46 category while Rinku settled for bronze in the same event of the 2018 Para Asian Games here on Thursday.
2018-10-11
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Hurricane Michael kills 2 in US, heads to Carolinas
Miami, Oct 11 (IANS) At least two people were killed as Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the continental the US, slammed into the state of Florida, unleashing a trail of destruction by flooding beach towns, peeling off roofs and snapping trees before advancing to the Carolinas.
2018-10-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Future is bright with girls taking up positions of power: Anil Kapoor
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, who was a part of Plan International celebration of the International Day of the Girl 2018 on Thursday, says that the future of India is bright with more girls taking up positions of power.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cruzeiro beat Corinthians 1-0 in first leg of Copa do Brasil final
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 11 (IANS) Cruzeiro won 1-0 at home against Corinthians in the first leg of the final of the Copa do Brasil at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.
2018-10-11
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Society must listen to victims: Sushmita Sen on #MeToo
New Delhi, Oct 11 ( IANS) The #MeToo movement will work only if people listen to the victims, says actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Unless talks are held, bloodshed will continue: Mehbooba Mufti
Srinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Thursday the fact that a Ph.D scholar chose death over life has a strong message that unless a dialogue is started, local youth will continue to die.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
MakeMyTrip rolls out in-destination activity suggestions
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) India's leading online travel company MakeMyTrip Limited has launched a new feature called "Experiences" that would suggest travellers in-destination leisure activities, events and hand-picked experiences at affordable prices on its app.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Jewellery trends keeping in mind nine colors of Navratri
Oct 11 (IANS) This Navratri, focus on jewellery to highlight your traditional attire and look perfect for the puja.
2018-10-11
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mumbai Police begins probe into Tanushree-Nana case
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Mumbai Police has started an investigation regarding an FIR lodged by Tanushree Dutta against actor Nana Patekar on charges of sexually harassing her on the sets of a 2008 film, said the actress' lawyer.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US envoy visits India-Bangladesh border
Agartala, Oct 11 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Thursday visited the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura as part of his maiden visit to the northeast.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Diplomacy
India names new envoy to Thailand
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) India on Thursday named Suchitra Durai, a 1988 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, as its next Ambassador to Thailand.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Modi is corrupt, must go: Rahul on new Rafale revelations
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "corrupt" and asked him to quit in the light of fresh revelations over the Rafale jets deal -- that inclusion of a private defence partner from India was an "imperative and obligatory" condition for awarding the contract.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Soundless Navratri for Ankitta Sharma (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Known for her television stint with shows like "Lajwanti" and "Yeh Vaada Raha", actress Ankitta Sharma is all set to groove this Navratri in a different way.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sensex falls 760 points amid global sell-off, weak rupee (Fourth Lead)
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) India's key stock indices slumped, settling over 2% lower, as concerns global growth will suffer due to the tariff war between the United States and China triggered fund outflows from equities around the world.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Navy to host symposium on building maritime partnerships in IOR
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Indian Navy is going to host a day-long symposium on October 16 on the theme of 'building stronger maritime partnerships in IOR' that will see participation from navies of 16 Indian Ocean littoral countries.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indonesia extends earthquake, tsunami rescue operations
Jakarta, Oct 11 (IANS) Indonesian authorities on Thursday extended the deadline for the search and rescue operations for a possible 5,000 people missing in the areas worst affected by the earthquake and tsunami which struck Sulawesi island on September 28, killing 2,073 persons.
2018-10-11
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
British Council, NEC sign MoU on educational, cultural collaboration
Shillong, Oct 11 (IANS) British Council India and the North Eastern Council (NEC) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Education
Experts warn against use of decongestants for young children
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Children under six years of age should not be given decongestants to treat common cold symptoms such as nasal congestion or runny nose, because their safety is unclear, experts have warned.
2018-10-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine

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