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Maharashtra voter smashes EVM
Akola (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) A voter on Thursday smashed the electronic voting machine (EVM) while casting his vote in Akola Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Man detained for hurling shoe at BJP leader
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A man on Thursday was detained by the police for hurling a shoe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP G.V.L. Narasimha Rao when the latter was addressing a press conference about Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur joining the BJP, at the party's national headquarters here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EVM glitches delay voting in TN seats, 384 changed
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Technical glitches relating to Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines held up polling in the morning in several constituencies across Tamil Nadu till the machines were changed.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
DMK moves Election Commission against AIADMK
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The DMK on Thursday complained to the Election Commission that the ruling AIADMK and its allies planned to capture polling booths in Tamil Nadu.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Michel denied bail for celebrating Easter
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday rejected an interim bail plea of British national Christian Michel -- an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- for celebrating Easter.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rape accused joins Congress, may contest Panaji seat
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Former Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate, accused of raping a minor girl, on Thursday joined the Congress.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
How steady supply of beer kept empires afloat
New York, April 18 (IANS) A steady supply of locally-brewed beer kept empires afloat in the past when people came together during festivities in order to recreate and reaffirm their affiliation with their leaders, an interesting study has found.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Dead body found wrapped in trolley bag
Ghaziabad, April 18 (IANS) The dead body of a man was found wrapped in a trolley bag here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahindra Group, Ford to co-develop midsize SUV
Mumbai/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have entered into a definitive agreement to co-develop a midsize sports utility vehicle (SUV).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajputs protest in Rajasthan over bride's abduction
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) The members of Rajput community staged a dharna in front of Sikar District Collector (DC)'s residence in Rajasthan on Thursday to protest against the abduction of a bride by armed men in the small hours of Wednesday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bangladeshi actor seen at poll rally asked to leave
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian government on Thursday asked one more Bangladeshi actor, Ghazi Abdul Noor, who was seen at a Trinamool Congress rally in West Bengal earlier this week, after it was found that his visa has expired.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Imran Khan axes Finance Minister amid IMF talks
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Asad Umar was removed as Pakistan Finance Minister on Thursday after mounting criticism over the state of the economy. In a tweet, Umar said the move was "part of a cabinet reshuffle" and that Prime Minister Imran Khan offered him the energy portfolio.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Voting crosses half way mark in TN (3rd Lead)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Polling in the 38 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu crossed the half way mark on Thursday with 52.02 per cent of the total 5.8 voters casting their vote.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Daman & Diu administration showing below par: ADR
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Performance of the Daman & Diu Union Territory Administration has been "below average" on most voter concerns like employment, drinking water and healthcare, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Steady progress on 737 Max certification: Boeing CEO
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said the company was making "steady progress" toward certification of a software update for the 737 MAX aircraft, grounded worldwide following two crashes within five months.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Santosh Trophy: Punjab take on Goa in semis
Ludhiana, April 18 (IANS) Punjab, Goa, Services and Karnataka will fight it out for a spot in the final of the Santosh Trophy here on Friday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
When Hollywood films, shows predicted reality
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The recent Notre Dame fire or Donald Trump's US presidency or the 9/11 attacks. Call it a coincidence, but there have been films and television shows which have managed to show or allude to real-life events long before they have actually happened.
2019-04-18
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP, BSP trade fake voting charges in Amroha
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) The BJP and the BSP on Thursday traded allegations that some people wearing 'burqa (veil) were indulging in fake voting in each others favour in the Amroha Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Squall death toll rises to 22 in MP
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The squall death toll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday increased to 22. Thunderstorm, hail and dust-storm had lashed the state on Tuesday night.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
OYO launches initiative for asset owners' growth
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) OYO Hotels & Homes on Thursday launched the Open Partner Engagement Network (OPEN), an initiative for a year, to help its asset-owner partners in the country in growing their businesses.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
This is an election for change, says Akhilesh
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that the ongoing Lok Sabha polls were an "election for change".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
11 security men among 14 killed in Pakistan (2nd Lead)
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) At least 14 passengers including 11 security personnel were forcibly offloaded from a bus on a highway in Pakistan's Balochistan province and then shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BP drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's
London, April 18 (IANS) Felodipine, a prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure, has shown promise against Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Squall death toll rises to 20 in MP
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The squall death toll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday increased to 20. Thunderstorm, hail and dust-storm had lashed the state on Tuesday night.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Police turn away rape victim, NCW seeks action
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The National Commission of Women (NCW) on Thursday issued a notice to the Punjab Police demanding action in a case when a Mohali rape victim had to travel between two police stations as the station house officers (SHOs) bickered over jurisdiction.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Congress linked Hindus with terror, harassed me: Pragya
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Thursday accused the Congress of being anti-Hindu and said the party harassed a woman by linking Hindus with terrorism.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics,Terrorism
Jet staff blame government, lenders for crisis
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Faced with delay in payments of salaries and prospect of joblessness, employees of now-grounded Jet Airways on Thursday blamed the Narendra Modi government and lenders for the collapse of the airline.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Michel denied interim bail for celebrating Easter
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday rejected an interim bail plea of British national Christian Michel -- an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- for celebrating Easter.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Temperatures in Himachal fall with widespread rains
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Thursday due to widespread rain with Dalhousie town recording the highest amount -- 53 mm, the met office said. Weather will be clear from Friday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
EC warns Naqvi over 'Modiji ki sena' remark
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday warned Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi against "using references to the defence forces for political propaganda" in future after his "Modiji ki sena" (Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Army) comment was found violative of the model code of conduct (MCC).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AI can spur production of safe, clean fusion energy
New York, April 18 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) can speed up the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless fusion energy for generating electricity, claim researchers.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Can't plan to dismiss greats like Kohli, ABD: Gopal
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) April 2 will always be etched in the memory of leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal. Playing for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he picked three wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to help his team register a 7-wicket win. More than the win, it was the wickets that he scalped that will stay with him forever -- Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and upcoming Windies talent Shimron Hetmyer.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
'We are there,' Sushma assures Indian stranded in Saudi
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured all help from the Indian Embassy in Riyadh to a man who talked about committing suicide if he was unable to return to India from Saudi Arabia.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Over 65% turnout in Bengal amid sporadic violence (4th Lead)
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Over 65 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, amid several incidents of violence including an attack on a CPI-M candidate and the smashing of an EVM.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal polling fair, peaceful so far: Spl Observer
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The elections in West Bengal have so far been fair and peaceful, said Ajay V Nayak, special observer appointed by the Election Commission of India here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Millions vote in second round of general elections
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Millions voted across 95 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states and Puducherry on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered battle for a new Parliament, marred by stray violence in West Bengal and muted polling in Srinagar.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Harvard grad uses data for grassroots governance
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Harvard postgraduate has launched a social enterprise, on a data-driven approach, to strengthen governance in rural areas by involving policymakers and elected representatives.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Science/Tech
Advocate wants sedition FIR lodged against Rahul
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) An advocate on Thursday moved a Delhi court seeking to lodge an FIR on sedition charges against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for making an objectionable speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Greenhouse gas limits on New York high-rises likely
New York, April 18 (IANS) New York City is set to fight climate change with a plan that would make thousands of high-rises, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Only PM Modi can uplift the poor, says Rajnath
Amta (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said India would be freed from poverty, the day it got rid of the Congress.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Happi Mobiles to open 200 new stores this fiscal
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Happi Mobiles, a leading multi-brand mobile retail chain, plans to open 150-200 new stores in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh during the current financial year and is also looking at expanding its footprint to western parts of the country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Congress questions suspension over PM chopper check
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel on Thursday asked the Election Commission (EC) why did it suspend a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur on Tuesday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Blue Origin, NASA join hands for rocket engine test
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has entered into an agreement with Blue Origin to let the Jeff Bezos-owned private space company use a historic test stand for rocket engine test.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology
Rasika enjoys process of working on improvised film
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Rasika Dugal is having fun working on an improvised film with the working title "Fairy Folk". The actress says the whole experience is "so crazy and beautifully illogical".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nothing can bring you down unless you do: Amit Tandon
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-singer Amit Tandon, who has ventured into independent music by collaborating with international artistes, has gone through a tough time in his personal life for the last 10 months as his wife was imprisoned in Dubai. He says he never let the bad times affect his fighting spirit.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Polling picks up post-noon to 38.4% in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Unfazed by the summer heat and dust, voters turned out in large numbers post-noon to register 38.4 per cent average polling till 3:00 p.m. in Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha constituencies, an official said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Replace Pompeo from nuclear talks: N Korea tells US
Pyongyang, April 18 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday called on the US to replace Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as head of its team negotiating for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, state-media said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
I'm not scared of failure: Varun Dhawan
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Varun Dhawan is expanding his horizon with each of his projects -- be it "Badrinath Ki Dulhania", "October" and the recent release "Kalank", which has become the highest opener of 2019 so far. The actor says he treats each project as a challenge, and pushes himself to improve his craft.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Indian-American PAC endorses Harris for President
Washington, April 18 (IANS) An Indian-American political action committee (PAC) has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris of Indian and Jamaican descent for the US presidential race.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Over 51% vote in Bengal amid violence (3rd Lead)
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Over 51 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, amid several incidents of violence including an attack on a CPI-M candidate and the smashing of an EVM.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP's Pradhan throws tantrums over chopper checking
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) In the backdrop of the poll body suspending an IAS officer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter, a video of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan losing cool during a similar scanning of his chopper has gone viral on social media.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Vivek Oberoi meets EC over Modi biopic release
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who plays Narendra Modi in the controversial biopic on the Prime Minister, met the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday over the film's release.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Dhoni chills with Warner & Co post Hyderabad game
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Despite missing the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) due to back spasm, Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen involved in post-match activities with the Hyderabad boys.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Twitterati hail TikTok ban in India
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Twitter was flooded with memes and funny videos after a ban on Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok made it unavailable to download from Google Play Store and Apple's App Store in India.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Panasonic aims at Rs 1,000 cr revenue in India
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Targeting Rs 1,000 crore in revenue in India from its Smart Factory solutions in the next three years, Japanese electronics major Panasonic has announced it has integrated its welding business and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) equipment business into one Smart Manufacturing Solutions company.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Left mere onlookers this Lok Sabha polls: Antony
Kollam (Kerala) April 18 (IANS) Congress Working Committee member and Rajya Sabha MP A.K. Antony on Thursday said that the Left forces were mere onlookers in this Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Akhilesh Yadav files nomination from Azamgarh
Azamgarh, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Azamgarh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Plea against BCCI CEO Johri for sexual harassment
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Citing sexual harassment charges, a lawyer has moved the Supreme Court challenging the continuation of Rahul Johri in the capacity of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
28 killed in Portugal island accident
Lisbon, April 18 (IANS) At least 28 people were killed and another 28 injured when a bus crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island, authorities said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith Kumar cast vote
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Popular Tamil stars Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay, Ajith and Suriya among others cast their vote here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
NZ ex-official guilty in embassy toilet camera case
Wellington, April 18 (IANS) New Zealand's former top attache in the US was found guilty on Thursday of planting a hidden camera in a bathroom at the country's embassy in Washington.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rushdie's new novel inspired by Spanish 'Don Quixote'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Spanish classic "Don Quixote", which remains the most-translated book in the world after the Bible, has inspired a new novel by Man Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie, publisher Penguin Random House India announced on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Maneka Gandhi files nomination, holds road show
Sultanpur, April 18 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi on Thursday filed her nomination from the Sultanpur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh and said she does not want to criticise the Election Commission for banning her from campaigning.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP candidate put under house arrest in Bulandshahr
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) BJP candidate from Bulandshahr, Bhola Singh, was placed under house arrest after a video showing him campaigning and seeking votes inside a polling station went viral on the social media.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Tamil Nadu records 39.49% voting (2nd Lead)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) A total of 39.49 per cent electorate cast their votes till 1 p.m. in Tamil Nadu's 38 Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday, said a senior election official.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Apple accused of fraud for hiding drop in iPhone sales
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) A lawsuit filed in the US has alleged that Apple violated the country's Securities Exchange Act by hiding a slowdown in the demand for iPhones, especially in China, the media reported.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
First 50 retweets can tell if tweet will go viral
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Estimating how infectious a tweet is from the first 50 retweets is the key to predict whether a tweet will go viral or not, say researchers.
2019-04-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Retired IAS converted to Islam is Hindu again in LS nomination
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) A retired IAS officer, who adopted Islam three years back while serving as Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) in the Rajasthan government, has again introduced himself as a Hindu while filing his nomination papers as the BSP candidate for the Jaipur Parliamentary seat.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
Tottenham in Champions League semis
London, April 18 (IANS) Manchester City defeated Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 in a wild Champions League quarterfinal second leg that left the sides knotted 4-4 on aggregate with the visitors bound for the semi-finals thanks to their three away goals.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Guarantee entry of all athletes: IOA to Rathore
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has once again requested the government to submit a written guarantee to International Olympic Committee (IOC) so that India can hold international sporting events.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
28.5% voting in Karnataka till 1 p.m. (Karnataka 1 p.m.)
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) An average of 28.5 per cent polling was registered till 1 p.m. in the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies across central and southern Karnataka, an official said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Liverpool crush Porto, reach Champions League semis
Porto (Portugal), April 18 (IANS) Liverpool reached the Champions League semi-finals after comfortably beating Porto 4-1, with the attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino grabbing a goal each.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Denise Richards bags sci-fi film 'Timecrafters'
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actress Denise Richards will star in a sci-fi action film titled "Timecrafters".
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British actress Mya-Lecia Naylor dead at 16
London, April 18 (IANS) British child star Mya-Lecia Naylor is dead. She was 16.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chris Hemsworth's fearless roller coaster ride
Shanghai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth took some time off while promoting "Avengers: End Game" in China to ride a roller coaster at Disneyland Shanghai.
2019-04-18
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
More than 32 per cent turnout in Bihar till 1 p.m.
Patna, April 18 (IANS) Over 32.5 per cent turnout was recorded in five of the 40 Lok Sabha seats voting in the second phase in Bihar till 1 p.m. on Thursday. Voting was on amid tight security in Banka, Bhagalpur, Purnea, Kishanganj and Katihar, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jet stocks sink as investors react to suspension
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Jet Airways scrips tanked over 30 per cent on the BSE during the early trade on Thursday, after "temporary suspension of domestic and international operations" over the refusal of lenders to provide emergency funding.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Nepal's first ever satellite launched into space
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Nepals first satellite has been launched into space, which will soon start rotating around the Earths orbit to collect information about the countrys topography and Earths magnetic field, officials said here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Science/Tech
Shoe hurled at BJP spokesperson
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A shoe was hurled on Thursday at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, who blamed the Congress for the incident.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hailey Bieber to launch beauty line
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Model Hailey Bieber has officially set her sights on the beauty industry.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Panasonic targets Rs 1,000 crore revenue in India
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Targeting Rs 1,000 crore in revenue in India in the next three years, Japanese electronics major Panasonic has announced it has integrated its welding business and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) equipment business into one Smart Manufacturing Solutions company.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Kalank' gets Rs 21 crore opener, highest of 2019
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Abhishek Varman's period drama "Kalank" has registered a business of Rs 21.60 crore on the first day, surpassing the opening day collection of "Kesari", "Gully Boy" and "Total Dhamaal", and becoming the highest opener of 2019 so far.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manipur CM jump queue to vote in LS polls
Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh jumped the queues to vote in the election in the state's Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC bans Congress' 'Chowkidaar Chor Hai' ad
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh has banned the 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' advertisement of the Congress party and ordered an end to its broadcast.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
32 per cent voting in Udhampur, muted in Srinagar (Third Lead)
Jammu/Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Brisk voting was recorded on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, with over 32 per cent polling reported in the first five hours till 12 noon, but it was muted in the Srinagar constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
AIADMK lodges complaint against Stalin, Maran
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against DMK President M.K.Stalin and the party's Chennai Central candidate Dayanidhi Maran for violating the model code of conduct (MCC).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Anupam, SRK bond on Twitter over DDLJ
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher and superstar Shah Rukh Khan's jest over growing up on social media on Thursday reminded of the "cool" father-son relationship the two shared in the 1995 film "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengal BJP member's son found hanging from tree
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) A 22-year-old youth, whose father is a gram panchayat member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal's Purulia district, was found hanging from a tree on Thursday, police said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
33% polling recorded in Odisha till 1 p.m.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Nearly 33 per cent voting was recorded for the five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha till 1 p.m. on Thursday, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
87% Indians say no to workplace harassment: LinkedIn
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A whopping 87 per cent of professionals in India say that harassment prevention at the workplace is a very important trend for the future of hiring and HR compared to 71 per cent globally, a new LinkedIn report said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Poonam Sinha files nomination, Shatru by her side
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Poonam Sinha, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, filed her nomination papers from the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat on Thursday as a Samajwadi Party candidate.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal polls more or less peaceful: Vivek Dube
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Special police observer for West Bengal Vivek Dube on Thursday described the ongoing phase two Lok Sabha polls in the three constituencies as "more or less" peaceful, with "small incidents".
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Skipping breakfast may increase death risk
Brasilia, April 18 (IANS) Do you skip your morning meal and eat dinner late at night? If so, it may increase the risk of death and other heart-related problems, researchers have warned.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Being bullied at school may up mental health issues
London, April 18 (IANS) Parents, take note. If your child is being bullied in secondary school, it may dramatically increase his/her chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, researchers have warned.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dhoni chills with Sunrisers Hyderabad post match
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Despite missing the game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad here due to a back injury, Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen involved in post-match activities.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Centre for drone development soon at IIT Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) In a bid to speed up the development of drones in India, Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, Terra Drone India and the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, on Thursday announced that they have signed a pact to establish a first-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in India.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Aviation regulator asks Jet Airways for revival plan
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator has asked Jet Airways to submit a "concrete and credible revival plan" to restart operations suspended by the debt-laden airline.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sushil Modi files defamation case against Rahul
Patna, April 18 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday filed a defamation case against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his reported statement that "all thieves have Modi in their surnames".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sadhvi Pragya to file nomination on April 23
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) BJP candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal parliamentary constituency, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur will file her nomination from the seat on April 23.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC bans Congress' 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' ad
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday banned the 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' advertisement of the Congress party and ordered an end to its broadcast.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
After dull start, voting zooms in Maharashtra
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) After a dull start, voting suddenly picked up to more than triple - from around 7 per cent to over 22 per cent by 11 a.m., for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CPI-M MP Salim's car vandalised in Raiganj
Islampur (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) The car of CPI-M leader and Raiganj sitting MP Mohammad Salim was allegedly vandalised by Trinamool Congress activists in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district on Thursday in the second phase of polling for the 2019 elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Brisk voting in Assam
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Nearly 26 per cent of the electorate voted in all five of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam on Thursday in the first four hours till 11 a.m., officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Poonam Sinha files nomination from Lucknow
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Poonam Sinha, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, on Thursday filed her nomination as a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Lucknow against Union Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 33% vote in Bengal amid violence (2nd Lead)
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Over 33 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, amid several incidents of violence including an attack on a CPI-M candidate and smashing of an EVM.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Air India keen on taking 5 grounded Jet Boeings
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Air India wants to take 4-5 wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft of the now-grounded Jet Airways and may hold discussions for it with the airline's lead lender State Bank of India (SBI).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Let's make this year count: Pandya tells Rahul
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Their TV reality show controversy now firmly behind them, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya urged compatriot K.L. Rahul to make the most of this year as both get ready to play for the country in the World Cup starting May 30.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,IPL 2019,Cricket
Polling officer dies of heart attack in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) A 53-year-old polling officer died of heart attack on Thursday in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar reserved (SC) Lok Sabha constituency where polling was underway, an official said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
105-year-old votes in Maharashtra
Latur (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) Heads turned when 105-year-old Kabaibai Ganpati Kamble on Thursday reached a polling station to cast her vote in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Poll Trivia,Politics
Rahul, Priyanka in demand in Jharkhand, not Siddhu
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) The Congress in Jharkhand, desperate to open its account in the Lok Sabha from the state, is keen that party President Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi campaign for its candidates. There are no takers for Navjot Siddhu.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Women-led films not a recent phenomena: Shweta Basu
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Shweta Basu Prasad, who has featured in "The Tashkent Files", says the celebration of women-centric films is not a new phenomena as Indian cinema is known for presenting women in a progressive manner from the 1940s era.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maneka Gandhi files nomination from Sultanpur
Sultanpur, April 18 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi on Thursday filed her nomination from the Sultanpur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Before filing her nomination papers, she held a five-km long road show.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Don't let summer wreak havoc to skin, hair
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With the switch in season from a colder to a warmer climate, it is crucial to change your hair care and skincare routine.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan
Taipei, April 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck near the Taiwanese city of Hualien on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Cinema/Showbiz
Shift from kerosene to solar to improve power supply
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Switching subsidies from kerosene to off-grid solar products would improve electricity access for households still reliant on kerosene, a study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
It's curtains for 5-time consecutive Lok Sabha winners
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Four veteran politicians -- L.K. Advani, Sumitra Mahajan, Kamal Nath and Yogi Adityanath -- who were elected to the Lok Sabha on five or more successive occasions since 1998 will not be seen in the next Lok Sabha.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Maoists torch construction machines in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas on Thursday set on fire machines used for building a bridge over the Harkatwa river in Jharkhand's Giridih district.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Nearly 31% polling recorded in TN polls
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Nearly 31 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in Tamil Nadu's 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies on Thursday and polling is continuing at a brisk rate, an Election Commission (EC) official said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
US woman pleads guilty for working as Chinese agent
New York, April 18 (IANS) A US woman who worked for Air China at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport here has pleaded guilty to acting on behalf of the Chinese government by placing unscreened packages on a flight from New York to Beijing.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
22.69% voting recorded in Puducherry till noon
Puducherry, April 18 (IANS) Polling picked up after a slow start in the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday, but continued to be brisk in the Union territory's Thattanchavady Assembly seat.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Villagers boycott election to protest pollution
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Around 500 voters in Nagaraja Kandigai village in the Tiruvallur Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu boycotted the election in protest against the functioning of a polluting sponge iron factory in their locality, said an official.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bridegroom votes in Maharashtra
Buldhana (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) A bridegroom here on Thursday voted in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
14 bus passengers shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) At least 14 passengers were offloaded from a bus on a highway in Pakistan's Balochistan province and shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Manipur Governor, CM jump queue to vote
Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh jumped the queues to vote in the election to the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Major polling divide in Karnataka in 4 hours
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Low to moderate voting was witnessed in the first fours on Thursday for the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the central and southern Karnataka, an official said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Brisk polling in UP amid EVM glitches (2nd Lead)
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Brisk voting was seen in all eight of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday which went to the polls in the second phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Post DK-boost, KKR aim to push RCB to brink (Preview)
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Rejuvenated by a World Cup call-up, Dinesh Karthik would be eager to impress India captain Virat Kohli and also arrest the Kolkata Knight Riders' three game losing streak, when they lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League clash here on Friday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Over 100 bikers to motivate Himachal voters
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Over 100 bikers, from six countries and 15 Indian cities, will motivate voters in Himachal Pradesh on ways to strengthen democracy when they take part in the three-day Eighth Hero MTB Shimla 2019 commencing on Friday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Poll Trivia
Modi, Rahul, Shah urge voters to vote
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the people to exercise their electoral right as the second phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
K. Bhagyaraj is prolific director, actor: Big B
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has called director K. Bhagyaraj, who has completed 40 years in cinema, a prolific personality in the Tamil region.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Man with gas cans arrested after entering NY cathedral
New York, April 18 (IANS) A man carrying a pair of full two-gallon cans of gasoline was arrested after entering St. Patricks Cathedral in New York, the police said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
VIPs, candidates, celebs among early voters in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) VIPs, including political leaders, celebrities and candidates were among the early voters who exercised their franchise in 14 Lok Sabha seats across central and southern Karnataka on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BSP alleges fake voting by burqa clad women
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Kunwar Danish Ali, the BSP candidate from Amroha Lok Sabha seat, has alleged fake voting in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by people wearing burqa.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Democrats intensify attacks on Barr ahead of Mueller report release
New York, April 18 (IANS) Democrats have intensified their offensive against Attorney General William Barr as he prepared to release on Thursday a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into alleged collusion between US President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
EC ignoring code violation by BJP: Mayawati
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has alleged that the Election Commission was turning a blind eye to "blatant violation of the model code of conduct" by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Patralekhaa makes me proud, says Rajkummar Rao
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao has praised his girlfriend and actress Patralekhaa. He says the "Citylight" actress makes him proud.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Voting is brisk in Udhampur, muted in Srinagar
Jammu/Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) People voted in large numbers on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur Lok Sabha seat but polling was muted in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Nearly 17% polling recorded in Bengal polls
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Nearly 17 per cent of the electorate cast their votes amid stray incidents of violence in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Jet suspends operation, airways stocks tank 30%
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Jet Airways scrips tanked over 30 per cent on the BSE during the early trade on Thursday, after suspension of operations over refusal of lenders to provide emergency funding.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
95-year-old dies outside polling booth in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) A 95-year-old man died here on Thursday while waiting in a queue to vote in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Dull voting in Maharashtra
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Around seven per cent of the electorate had voted for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies till 9 a.m., officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
At 91, eight-time matronly Congress legislator battles on tirelessly
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) At 91, eight-time matronly Congress legislator Vidya Stokes continues to battle tirelessly to ensure victory of the party in all the four parliamentary seats of Himachal Pradesh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Newly-wed bride votes in Aligarh
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 (IANS) A newly-wed bride in Aligarh city in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday voted in the Lok Sabha election before leaving for her husband's house.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rahul, Shah make appeal to voters
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Thursday appealed to voters to exercise their electoral right as the second phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Brisk voting recorded in Manipur LS polls
Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Brisk voting was recorded in the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat in Manipur on Thursday, an official said here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Glitches in EVMs delay polling in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Voting in some polling booths in Odisha got delayed following technical glitches in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Facebook working on voice assistant like Amazon Alexa
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) In a bid to take on Amazon Alexa or Google Home, Facebook is working on a voice-based assistant for its Portal video chat service and other future projects.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter acqui-hires quote sharing app Highly
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Twitter has acqui-hired quote sharing app Highly for an undisclosed sum.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
FB 'unintentionally uploaded' emails of 1.5mn users
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) In a latest privacy goof up, Facebook "unintentionally" uploaded the emails of nearly 1.5 million of its users during the past three years.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
14 passengers shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) At least 14 passengers were offloaded from a bus on a highway in Pakistan's Balochistan province and shot dead by unidentified assailants on Thursday, media reports said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Scars and colour: Showbiz brings alive shades of beauty
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Decades before Deepika Padukone chose to play a girl with an acid-scarred face on the big screen, Zeenat Aman and Rekha essayed strong women with disfigured faces in films, a medium where the heroine has typically lent glamour.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
'Process on to release Pakistanis from Saudi jails'
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) The process for the release of Pakistani prisoners from jails in Saudi Arabia was underway, Islamabad's Ambassador to Riyadh Raja Ali Ejaz has said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
John Cena eyed for role in 'Suicide Squad' sequel
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actor-wrestler John Cena is circling a role in the upcoming "Suicide Squad" sequel.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Slow pace polling in Puducherry
Puducherry, April 18 (IANS) Polling in the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday progressed at a slow pace but was brisk in the Thattanchavady Assembly seat.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
TN registers 13% voting till 9 a.m.
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Polling in Tamil Nadu's 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies that began at 7 a.m. on Thursday progressed at a brisk rate and peacefully, with 13.48 per cent voting reported in two hours.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'T2 Trainspotting' actor Bradley Welsh shot dead
London, April 18 (IANS) Bradley Welsh, an actor in "T2 Trainspotting" and a former boxer, died after being shot in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 42.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple iPad mini: Timeless classic is back with a bang
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The first generation iPad mini was announced on October 23, 2012 by the new Apple CEO Tim Cook at the California Theatre in San Jose.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
LS polls: Voting on in 8 UP seats
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Brisk voting was on in eight of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rabada is a wonderkid, he is here to stay: Steyn
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Kagiso Rabada is a wonder-kid and has shown the mettle to shine on the international stage, feels South Africa and Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Dale Steyn.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Imran Khan to embark on four-day China trip next week
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a four-day visit to China next week to attend the Belt and Road Forum and hold bilateral talks with the Chinese leadership on the new phase of the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) and other issues of mutual interest, the Foreign Office announced.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) It was a cool but sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded five notches below the season's average at 17.1 degrees Celsius, the Met office said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi, BJP nervous like Congress was in 2014: Mayawati
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, saying they are nervous as the Congress was ahead of its rout in the Lok Sabha battle in 2014.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Karnataka witnesses moderate polling (2nd Lead)
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Moderate voting was recorded in the first two hours of polling in the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies across Karnataka's central and southern regions, an election official said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
US targets Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua with new sanctions
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has targeted Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with a wave of new sanctions that also further restricted travel and remittances to the three countries.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Key Indian equity market indices open in green
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Despite a muted trend in Asian markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher as the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections began with voting in 95 seats in the morning.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Vote, for strong democracy: Akhilesh
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday urged voters to exercise their right to strengthen democracy.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Polling on for Maharashtra's 10 LS seats
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Polling was underway on Thursday for the 10 Lok Sabha seats spread mainly in Maharashtra's Vidarbha and Marathwada regions in the second phase of elections in the state despite glitches in VVPAT-EVMs in some areas.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Fair polls impossible with Yogi's actions: Mayawati
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday said it was impossible to hold free and fair Lok Sabha elections if Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kept visiting temples and houses of Dalits despite curbs on him by the Election Commission.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Warner, Bairstow happy to start well for Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) A big reason behind Sunrisers Hyderabad's success this year is the form of their openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. While partnerships are mostly about balancing the act, in the case of these two, both like to take the attack to the bowlers and there is no story of one looking to play second fiddle to the other. Against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday it was the same story as Warner hit a 25-ball 50 and Bairstow was unbeaten on 61 off 44 balls.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
LS phase-II: Voting on in 8 Uttar Pradesh seats
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Voting is underway in eight parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
MNM chief Kamal, daughter vote
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan and his daughter Shruti Haasan queued up at a polling booth here and voted in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Lenders 'reasonably hopeful' of Jet stake sale success
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Hours after denying a lifeline to Jet Airways which suspended its operations for want of cash, the airline's lenders led by the State Bank of India on Thursday said they are "reasonably hopeful" that the stake sale process would succeed and determine a fair value of the enterprise.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
We showed intensity and chase was superb: Williamson
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Chasing Chennai Super Kings' score of 132, Sunrisers Hyderabad started brilliantly as David Warner hit a 25-ball 50 to set the platform for a six-wicket win and skipper Kane Williamson said that the boys came back really well after the Chennai openers started with a bang at the top of the innings.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Voting muted in Srinagar, brisk in Udhampur
Jammu/Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Voters kept away from polling stations in Srinagar city but voted in large numbers in Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur as balloting was on in the Srinagar and Udhampur Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Construction workers questioned over Notre Dame fire
Paris, April 18 (IANS) Prosecutors investigating the causes of the inferno that ripped through the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris have questioned construction workers and security staff, as more details have emerged about the effort to contain the blaze, the media reported.
2019-04-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Technical glitches delay voting in some TN booths
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Voting in some polling booths in Tamil Nadu was delayed on Thursday owing to technical problems with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), as per reports reaching here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Voting on in Bihar's 5 of 40 Lok Sabha polls
Patna, April 18 (IANS) Voting was on amid tight security on Thursday in five of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the second of seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Dhoni is better, will probably play against RCB: Raina
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in their Indian Premier League encounter on Wednesday and while M.S. Dhoni's absence was felt, stand-in skipper Suresh Raina felt that it was a good wake-up call for the team as things start moving towards the business end. It was only the second loss of the season for CSK.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Tamil Nadu CM queues up to vote
Salem (Tamil Nadu), April 18 (IANS) Voters in a polling booth here were in for a pleasant surprise on Thursday when they spotted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami queuing up like other citizens to vote.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
N. Korea tests tactical weapon: State media
Pyongyang, April 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical guided weapon, calling its development an "event of very weighty significance" in beefing up its military power, state media reported on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security
Phase II polling for LS, Assembly begins in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of elections commenced in Odisha for five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Ishant biggest surprise in 5-man stand-by list for WC
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Even as everyone has spoken about how both Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu have been gifted a fresh lease of life by being named in Indias stand-by list for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales, the one name that has missed all is pacer Ishant Sharma. Just like Pant-Rayudu-Navdeep Saini, Ishant and Axar Patel are also part of the reserves named by the Indian selectors for the showpiece event.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,IPL 2019,Cricket
Polling underway in Karnataka's 14 LS seats
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Voting was underway on Thursday in the first phase of polling for Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state's central and southern regions amid tight security, an election official said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Chennai hotel offers 50% off in food bill for voters
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) City-based Clarion Hotel President announced on Thursday that it was offering a 50 per cent off on the food bills of people who have voted in the polls for the 38 Lok Sabha seats and 18 Assembly constituencies of Tamil Nadu.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami queues up casts votes
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday stood in the line and cast his vote in Edappadi in Salem district.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to ISS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A US rocket has been launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency's re-supply mission for the International Space Station (ISS).
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
LS polls: Rajinikanth, Ajith vote in Chennai
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Thursday exercised his democratic right here at the polling booth in Stella Maris college.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pig brains partially revived hours after death
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US scientists have partially revived pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chidambaram votes in Sivaganga
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram was one of the early voters in Tamil Nadu in the Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Voting starts for J&K's two Lok Sabha seats
Jammu/Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Enthusiastic voters reached polling stations on Thursday in Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur districts of Udhampur Lok Sabha seat while voters came out in ones and twos in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Polling begins in Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha seats
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Voting began on Thursday in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnatakas central and southern regions amid tight security.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Voting starts for Maharashtra's 10 Lok Sabha seats
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Voting started on a peaceful note for 10 Lok Sabha seats spread in Maharashtras Vidarbha and Marathwada regions in the second phase of elections on Thursday morning.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Second phase of polling starts in Assam
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of polling for five constituencies got underway in Assam at 7 a.m. on Thursday along with the rest of the country, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Voting begins in 95 seats in phase 2 of LS polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Voting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Polling begins in Puducherry
Puducherry, April 18 (IANS) Polling began on Thursday in the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha seat and in the Thattanchavady assembly constituency for which by-election is being held.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Voting begins in phase two of LS polls in Bengal
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Long to medium sized queues were seen before polling booths, as voting began at 7 a.m. for three northern West Bengal constituencies in phase two of the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Voting begins in TN for Lok Sabha, Assembly by-polls
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Voting in Tamil Nadu began at 7 a.m. on Thursday in 38 Lok Sabha seats and 18 assembly constituencies where by-elections are being held.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Voting begins in 95 seats in 2nd phase of LS polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Voting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US stocks fall as health care shares lag
New York, April 18 (IANS) US stocks ended lower as major health care shares declined, dragging the market.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
29 killed in bus accident on Portuguese island
Lisbon, April 18 (IANS) At least 29 people have died after a bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
N.Korea claims test of 'new tactical guided weapon'
Pyongyang, April 18 (IANS) North Korea says it has test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon".
2019-04-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
US dollar falls against major currencies
New York, April 18 (IANS) The US dollar fell against most other major currencies in the late trading on Wednesday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Ex-Peruvian president kills himself ahead of arrest
Lima, April 18 (IANS) Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Saudi Arabia to host G20 summit in 2020
Riyadh, April 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced it will host the G20 summit in November next year in the capital Riyadh, Al Arabiya TV reported on Wednesday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Rose McGowan can't smell
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actress Rose McGowan says she has no sense of smell but "extraordinary" powers of taste.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Kalank' is drop-dead gorgeous (Review)
Film: Kalank; Director: Abhishek Varman; Starring: Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2019-04-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LS polls: Bengal sex workers may press NOTA button
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In the midst of Lok Sabha elections, a body representing about 65,000 sex workers of West Bengal is pushing for recognising them as labourers, on the basis of which they will decide whom to vote.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Poll Trivia
Kumaraswamy flays Yash campaigning for Sumalatha
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) In the heat of electioneering, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has decried Kannada superstar Yash campaigning for multilingual South Indian actor Sumalatha Ambareesh, an Independent contesting in the high-profile Mandya Lok Sabha constituency against his son Nikhil Gowda of the ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), a party official said on Wednesday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
US stocks trade lower as earnings season continues
New York, April 18 (IANS) US equities turned negative around midday on Wednesday after an upbeat opening as investors continued to digest a batch of quarterly results amid the earnings season.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Kendall Jenner didn't feel as 'sexy' as sisters
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kendall Jenner felt that she was not as "sexy" as her sisters when she was growing up because of her slender frame.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Actress Poonam Kaur seeks action against YouTube channels
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Actress Poonam Kaur on Wednesday lodged a police complaint against 36 YouTube channels for allegedly posting objectionable content defaming her.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bairstow, Warner star as SRH rout CSK in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Johnny Bairstow and David Warner struck blistering half-centuries to help Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) break their losing streak in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) as they defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by six wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, here on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Why note ban 'scams' not probed, asks Congress
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday described demonetisation as the "biggest scam" of the country and alleged that it "may have helped criminals to monetise by looting the treasury and the poor".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EU envoys meet Libyan Foreign Minister as Tripoli battle rages
Tripoli, April 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Envoy to Libya Giuseppe Buccino and his other European Union counterparts held talks on Wednesday with the internationally recognised unity government's Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala on the military escalation in the capital.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Poll official in Odisha suspended for checking PM's chopper
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday suspended a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur on Tuesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Goa BJP leader offers bizarre 'chowkidar' analogy
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) Rueing the recent trend of mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi using the term "chowkidar", former Goa Minister and BJP leader Dayanand Mandrekar on Wednesday offered a rather bizarre analogy to explain the real meaning of the word in which the chowkidar ends up getting fired for falling asleep and dreaming on the job.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No alliance talks with AAP in Haryana: Azad (Lead, correcting last para)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid suggestions by the Aam Aadmi Party for an alliance in Haryana, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday that there had been no seat sharing talks in the state.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tax raids rattle JD-Congress in poll-bound Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) A series of raids by sleuths of the Income-Tax department on those close to the ruling Janata Dal-Secular-Congress allies have rattled their ministers and leaders, leading to protests and even demand for transfer of its top official.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP names 4 more LS candidates from Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced four candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Madhya Pradesh including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vote for right candidate: Aligarh Jama Masjid cleric (IANS Exclusive)
Aligarh (Uttar Pradehs), April 17 (IANS) Trying to avoid politics, Aligarh Jama Masjid cleric Mohd Khalid Hameed appealed to the electorate to vote in large numbers for the deserving candidate.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Shah slams Congress for coining saffron terror
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday slammed the Congress saying the party had tried to defame the country across the world by linking Hindus with terror.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Party's over for people traffickers: Italian Minister
Rome, April 17 (IANS/AKI) The multi-million dollar people trafficking business is "over", Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday, claiming that the populist government's hardline approach to illegal immigration had also saved many lives in the Mediterranean due to a sharp fall in crossings.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Karunanidhi clan continues to dominate TN politics
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) When one thinks of political dynasties in South India, the first to come to mind is the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) clan of late M. Karunanidhi, which includes his extended family -- the Marans.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka: Top 5 seats to watch
Chennai/Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) With all the 38 parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu -- after elections in Vellore was withheld -- and 14 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka set for the battle of the ballots in the second phase of polling on Thursday, IANS takes a look at the top five constituencies in each state and the issues facing the electorates there.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Over 2,700 refugees in Libyan capital's war zone: UN
Tripoli, April 17 (IANS/AKI) More than 2,700 refugees are still trapped in areas of southern Tripoli amid deadly warfare between forces allied to Libya's internationally recognised government and rogue eastern general Khalifa Haftar's militia, the United Nations has warned.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Max temp dips as thunderstorm hits Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Maximum temperatures plunged as much as 14 degrees below normal on Wednesday as many areas in Punjab and Haryana were lashed by thunderstorms and rain.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka drank Ganga water because we cleaned it: Gadkari
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) It is only because the National Democratic Alliance government cleaned the waters of the Ganges that Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi could drink the river's water and sail in a boat on her Ganga yatra, said Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
AFC Cup: Minerva Punjab, Abahani Dhaka share points
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's Abahani Dhaka and I-League's Minerva Punjab split points after an entertaining 2-2 draw in their second Group E match of the AFC Cup 2019, in Dhaka on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Football
Jhunjhunwala doubts BJP getting majority
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Changing his earlier stance, billionaire investor and trader Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has said that the ruling BJP may not get a clear majority in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
No alliance talks in Haryana: Azad
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid suggestions by AAP for an alliance in Hayrana, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday that there had been no seat sharing talks in the state.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress spokeswoman rues no action in misbehaving case
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Congress spokeswoman Priyanka Chaturvedi on Wednesday hit out at the party for reinstating members who had been suspended recently for misbehaving with her at a press conference in Mathura recently, saying that "those who threatened her within the party got away with not even a rap".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deepika, Ranveer make perfect couple at wedding
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) A gamut of images of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone enjoying wedding celebrations of a friend took over social media, proving why they make one of the most loved star couples.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Three Rohingyas arrested in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Wednesday arrested three Myanmar refugees for impersonating as Indians to secure Aadhaar and other identity cards.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Two army men hurt in militant firing
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Two army personnel were injured on Wednesday in militant firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jet to suspend ops; Govt calls meeting (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Around 20,000 employees and passengers were hit hard as Jet Airways announced temporary suspension of all flight services from Wednesday night as it failed to secure interim funding for maintaining even bare minimum operations.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
More central forces in second phase in Bengal: EC
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Stating that security of voters and polling officials was its topmost priority, the Election Commission on Wednesday said there would be sufficient number of central forces as also state police for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Two Punjabi men executed in Saudi Arabia; Amarinder calls it barbaric
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Condemning as "totally barbaric and inhuman" the recent beheading of two Punjabis by the authorities in Saudi Arabia, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he would seek a detailed report from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the matter.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Politics
SRH bowlers restrict CSK to 132 for five
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) A brilliant performance by bowlers helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) restrict Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a paltry 132/5 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, here on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
BJP moves EC against other Bangladeshi actor in poll row
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday moved the Election Commission seeking strong action against Bangladesh actor Gazi Abdun Noor for allegedly campaigning for a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha candidate, even as a Trinamool leader rubbished the saffron outfit's charge.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
50 killed, scores hurt in rain, thunderstorm
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As many as 50 people were reportedly killed and scores others injured in thunderstorms, hail and dust-storm and rain that lashed Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana since Tuesday evening.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi washing feet of workers a 'made for media' event: Rahul
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had washed the feet of sanitation workers at Prayagraj in February in "made for media" event and that he had no interest or time to know their problems.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2019 polls to decide fate of democracy: Raj Thackeray
Satara (Maharashtra), April 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray on Wednesday warned the people of the country to beware as the 2019 parliamentary elections outcome would decide whether democracy will survive or pave the way for autocracy.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tatas looking for investment in J&K
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir may soon see investments by Tata Group companies aimed at reviving the state economy and generating jobs for the local youth.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Jet fails to get funds, to suspend operations (Third Lead)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Jet Airways announced that it has temporarily suspended all flight operations from Wednesday night as the airline failed to secure an interim funding for maintaining even bare minimum operations.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
AAP says no alliance with Congress
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Unable to convince the Congress, the Aam Aadmi Part (AAP) on Wednesday said there will be no poll alliance with the Congress as the two parties could not reach an agreement on seat-sharing in Delhi and Haryana in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HC order on martyr a slap for Congress, SAD: Mann
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday said the Punjab and Haryana High Court's decision redeeming the honour of martyr Bakshish Singh was a "tight slap on the faces of the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)" and asked all the past governments in Punjab and the Centre to apologise to his aggrieved family.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Modi says Congress will destroy Gujarat
Himmatnagar/Surendranagar (Gujarat), April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Congress had a pathological hatred for Gujarat and if it formed a government at the Centre, the party would destroy the state as its "first target."
2019-04-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Dangal 2019
BJP fields Sadhvi Pragya against Digvijaya Singh
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh from the Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
New BJP candidate might find going tough in Assam's Nowgong
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) Assam's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may find the going tough in the state's Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to the polls in the second phase of the elections on Thursday, after changing its long-time candidate.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sadhvi Pragya -- a sannyasi's journey from jail to politics
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a Hindu sanyasi (hermit), who is out on bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case and has spent nearly nine years in jail, was on Wednesday declared a BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Notre Dame fire: France plans architecture contest
Paris, April 17 (IANS) France will launch an international architectural competition to
2019-04-17
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Aviation issues to impact passenger growth: Report
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The growth in air passenger volume in India is likely to slow down in the near term due to the recent problems in the country's aviation sector including frequent grounding of flights, a report by India Rating & Research said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trinamool MP Kalyan Banerjee's assets double since 2014
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Trinamool Congress' Kalyan Banerjee, who is seeking re-election from West Bengal's Sreerampur constituency, has declared that the value of his assets have nearly doubled to Rs 16.69 crore in the last five years, against Rs 8.56 crore declared in 2014.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Punjab orders special survey to access crop damage
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Wednesday ordered a special girdawari (harvest inspection) for assessment of crop damage caused by untimely rain and storm in the past 72 hours.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Office space leasing at 12.8 mn sq ft in Q1 2019: CBRE
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Overall leasing activity of office spaces across major cities in the country rose by 3 per cent on a quarter-on-quarter basis during January-March 2019, a CBRE report said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rajasthan axes counsel for role in case against Rahul
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Wednesday dismissed its standing counsel in the Supreme Court after it was revealed that she was the advocate-on-record in a contempt plea filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Rahul Gandhi in Rafale case.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vellore LS poll cancellation high point of I-T raids in TN
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The cancellation of Lok Sabha elections in the Vellore constituency on Tuesday night by President Ram Nath Kovind was the result of the recent search and seizure of cash by the Income Tax (I-T) Department.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
CRPF trooper injured in J&K grenade attack
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police force (CRPF) trooper was injured in a militant grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral town on Wednesday evening, police said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mukesh Ambani among TIME's 100 most influential people
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani has featured in the TIME magazine's list of 100 most influential people.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Madras HC: Cover internal injuries in ESI Act
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The Madras High Court has recommended that the Centre should amend the Employees State Insurance Act, 1948, to cover internal injuries suffered by employees.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indonesian President Widodo 'leading poll race' (3rd Lead)
Jakarta, April 17 (IANS) Indonesia's current President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo looks to be on course for re-election after the country went to the polls on Wednesday, according to unofficial results.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Have birthday on May 12, be brand ambassador in Haryana
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) In Haryana 20,428 voters have the opportunity to be voting brand ambassadors on May 12 -- when polling will take place in the state for 10 Lok Sabha seats -- as their birthday falls on the state's polling day.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia
I-T raids intensified in Andhra after poll announcement
Amaravati, April 17 (IANS) There have been a handful of Income Tax (I-T) raids on some TDP leaders since the announcement of Lok Sabha elections on March 10.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Poll, security staff reach polling stations in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Heavy deployment of security forces has been made in Udhampur and Srinagar Lok Sabha constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir to secure polling stations and ensure free and fair polling on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jet fails to get funds, to suspend operations temporarily (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Jet Airways announced that it has temporarily suspended all flight operations from Wednesday night as the airline failed to secure an interim funding of Rs 400 crore for maintaining even bare minimum operations.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dimuth Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in World Cup
Colombo, April 17 (IANS) Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been appointed as the new ODI captain of Sri Lanka and will lead the side at the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Reliance Retail in talks to acquire Hamleys
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In what could prove to be major global takeover, RIL-owned Reliance Retail is in talks to acquire the iconic 259-year-old toy brand Hamleys.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
On Azhar, China says stand unchanged but settlement in sight (2nd Lead)
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) Maintaining that its position on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar "remains unchanged", China on Wednesday said it is "having communication with relevant parties" on the issue of listing him as an international terrorist by the UN and that the matter is "moving in the direction of settlement".
2019-04-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Chennai win toss, opt to bat vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) stand-in skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and opted to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, here on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Amit Shah promises to end BJD's babu raj in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the BJP would end the "babu raj" in Odisha if it came to power in the state.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Thunderstorm kills 25 in Rajasthan, CM announces aid
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) At least 25 persons lost their lives in Rajasthan after a severe thunderstorm hit the state on Tuesday evening, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
150 missing in Congo boat accident, 3 bodies found
Goma, April 17 (IANS) As many as 150 people went missing after a passenger boat sank on Monday evening in an eastern lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said. Details of the accident were only just emerging on Wednesday, according to CNN.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Happy DC don't have much of home advantage: Cutting
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) on a low and slow Feroz Shah Kotla wicket on Thursday and with the home team also finding it difficult to adapt to the conditions, MI all-rounder Ben Cutting said it always helps when the away team starts on the same page as the home side.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
'M-J' factor in Aligarh keeps parties on tenterhooks
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), April 17 (IANS) Muslims and Jats, who together constitute 70 per cent of the electorate in Aligarh constituency, are going to be a key factor in the Lok Sabha elections here where voting will take place on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mamata backs Kanimozhi, accuses Modi of harassing opposition
Kandi (West Bengal), April 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday stood by DMK leader K. Kanimozhi whose residence was searched by the Income Tax officials a day ago and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "harassing" all the opposition leaders.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tamil Nadu -- cradle of freebies, competitive populism
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) From womb-to-tomb, there is something free, it is said in Tamil Nadu. It becomes more visible particularly during the election seasons.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Saudi women activists' trial hearing delayed
Riyadh, April 17 (IANS) A court in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday postponed a hearing in the trial of several of the country's prominent women's rights activists detained for "undermining national security", officials said.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights
EU threatens tariffs on $20 billion US products
Brussels, April 17 (IANS) The European Union on Wednesday released a list of US products worth $20 billion to be targeted as countermeasures due to a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Low capacity, World Cup send air fares to London soaring
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Suspension of Jet Airways flights and massive demand ahead of the Cricket World Cup have sent air fares soaring for flights to London from Delhi and Mumbai.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,World Cup 2019,Sports
Give GoT twist to your cocktail with master blenders
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) It's the "Game of Thrones" season, so add a punch to the mania with some cocktail recipes inspired by the fantasy series.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why TikTok ban may not give the desired results
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With crores of people in India already using TikTok and all of them having the option to share the app with others, blocking its access on Google Play Store and Apple App Store may not produce the desired results, experts have warned.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Experts differ on Jet slots' re-allocation impact on stake sale
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Aviation experts are divided on whether the government's move to allot the now-grounded Jet Airways' slots to rival domestic carriers would impact buyer sentiment.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cairn Oil & Gas appoints Ajay Dixit its new CEO
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Cairn Oil & Gas, a vertical of Vedanta Ltd, has appointed Ajay Dixit as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said the company on Wenesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EC bars NaMo TV telecast during silence period
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Cracking the whip on NaMo TV, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday ruled that the BJP-sponsored channel cannot telecast political programmes in poll-going constituencies during the "silence period" in any phase of the ongoing elections, sources said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Fardeen Khan slams body shaming culture
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Fardeen Khan, who was trolled over his weight gain, says people need to get over the body shaming practice.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Gehlot says Kovind remark 'twisted' as BJP hits back
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made Ramnath Kovind the President ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat to balance caste equations and garner votes from a particular community.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
HC dismisses pleas against cancellation of Vellore poll
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday upheld the Centre's decision to rescind the Lok Sabha poll in Vellore constituency following reports of money distribution, vitiating the process for holding free and fair elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019
After Modi biopic, movie 'inspired' by Mamata planned for release in poll time
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Even as a controversy continues to rage over the Modi biopic, a movie "inspired" by the life of Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is planned for release early next month, in the midst of Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
Not making film on Taimur Ali Khan: Bhandarkar
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has dismissed reports that he is making a film on actor Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan's son Taimur Ali Khan.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chase away Central forces: Trinamool leader
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has asked women party workers to "chase away" the Central police forces with brooms if they do excesses, prompting the Bharatiya Janata Party to approach the Election Commission.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
49 killed as rain wreaks havoc in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) At least 49 people have been killed as torrential downpours wreaked havoc, damaging more than 100 houses since the beginning of April in parts of Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jet fails on interim funding; ops to be suspended
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Jet Airways will temporarily suspend all flights operations from tonight after it failed to secure interim funding of Rs 400 crore for maintaining even bare minimum operations, sources said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
DGCA orders safety audit of IndiGo as A320 Neo woes rise
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator is conducting an audit of private carrier IndiGo, due to recurring glitches and non-reporting of incidents with its A320 Neo fleet.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'...Weeping Woman': Spooky but hardly compelling (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "The Curse of the Weeping Woman"; Director: Michael Chaves; Cast: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen and Roman Christou; Rating: **
2019-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NPP-CPI take on BJP in Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat
Imphal, April 17 (IANS) The political fate of 11 candidates, including Manipur's former top official, a popular film actor and a Left candidate supported by the constituent of the BJP-led ruling alliance, will be at stake when the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha constituency goes to the polls in the second phase of polling on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
How Salim Khan influenced Kiran Kumar's life
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Kiran Kumar says Bollywood's popular scriptwriter Salim Khan has been the biggest influence on his life.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Himachal CM demands ban on Rahul's poll campaigning
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday demanded ban on poll campaigning by Congress President Rahul Gandhi alleging that his repeated "chowkidar chor hai" jibe alluding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi was violative of the model code of conduct.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Toppled Sudanese ex-President Bashir shifted to jail
Khartoum, April 17 (IANS) Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved from the presidential residence to the Kobar maximum security prison in Khartoum, days after he was deposed in a military coup, the media reported on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Sudan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
Malkhan's challenging task in 'Vighnaharta Ganesha'
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Malkhan Singh says it is extremely challenging to step into the 19 avatars of Lord Shiva for a sequence of TV show "Vighnaharta Ganesha".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Another EC notice to Himachal BJP chief over Rahul remarks
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti on Wednesday got another notice from the Election Commission over his "inflammatory remarks" against Congress President Rahul Gandhig.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Poll official killed by suspected Maoists in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) An election officer was killed on Wednesday by suspected Maoists in Odisha's Kandhamal, which votes in the second phase of polls on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Science/Tech
Jaypee homebuyers can sue JAL after SC order
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has declined to stay the apex consumer commission's order, which held that home buyers in Jaypee Infratech Ltd (JIL) can move the consumer forum against JIL's parent company, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL), for compensation and possession of their respective flats.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
ShareChat takes down over 4 lakh posts
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indic language-based social network ShareChat on Wednesday announced it has removed 487,000 posts for violating the community guidelines as well as terms of use.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mindtree net profit up 8.9% in Q4 at 198.4 cr
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Leading IT consulting and services firm Mindtree on Wednesday reported Rs 198.4 crore net profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 8.9 per cent growth yearly and 3.8 per cent quarterly.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
WC bound DK, Kuldeep will now play freely: Gurney
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Harry Gurney believes that his skipper Dinesh Karthik and leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who have booked their places in the India World Cup squad, will now play more freely in the remaining games of the Indian Premier League.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Seek a 'forever' relation with Wayanad, says Rahul
Wayanad (Kerala), April 17 (IANS) Reaching out to the people in Kerala's Wayanad, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday assured that them he will be with them forever.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
US moves to deny bail to certain asylum seekers
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The US administration has moved to deny certain undocumented immigrants bond hearing to argue for their release in a step that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum requests.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
11 killed in unseasonal thunderstorms in Maharashtra
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) At least 11 persons, including a woman, have been killed in different parts of Maharashtra in the past 72 hours, besides four others last week, following thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and rains, officials said here on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Kolkata CP: Political vendetta in seeking my arrest
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In a new twist to the Saradha chit fund scam, the tussle between the former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar and the CBI took a political colour on Wednesday. Kumar, in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, pointed at a conspiracy hatched by two senior BJP leaders in West Bengal to target him in the scam.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New AI system may help detect prostate cancer
New York, April 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
10 LS seats in Maharashtra to vote on Thursday
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Ten of Maharashtra's 48 Lok Sabha constituencies, including three reserved for Scheduled Castes, will go to the polls on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jio sets new 4G availability record in India
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) No other operator in the world has scored better at a country level than Reliance Jio in India in terms of 4G availability, according to a new report from London-based mobile analytics company Opensignal.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Two Telugu TV actresses killed in road accident
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Two Telugu television actresses were killed in a car crash in Telangana's Vikarabad district on Wednesday, police said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kalank': First-class performances save film (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Kalank"; Director: Abhishek Varman; Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kemmu, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Kiara Advani, Hiten Tejwani, Kriti Sanon; Rating: **1/2
2019-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
BJP fields Sadhvi Pragya against Digvijaya Singh
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh from the Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Wipro hacking eyeopener for Indian firms: Experts
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Cyber security experts on Wednesday raised alarms over the attack on IT bellwether Wipro, saying that no organisation, regardless of its size, is immune from sophisticated cyber criminals in India.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Priyanka makes breathtaking bride on Vogue cover
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas looks beguiling in her breathtaking custom Ralph Lauren wedding gown on Vogue Netherlands' inaugural Love & Wedding Issue.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Jet Airways to suspend operations from tonight
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Jet Airways will temporarily suspend all flight operations from Wednesday night as it failed to secure an interim funding of Rs 400 crore for maintaining bare minimum operations, sources said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rains, thunderstorm likely in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Widespread rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm is expected in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday evening owing to severe western disturbances that is moving eastward from Pakistan, said the Met department.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nurses' hostel gutted in Manipur, no casualty
Imphal, April 17 (IANS) A fire gutted Hostel no. 2 of the College of Nursing, here on Wednesday. There was no casualty. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sophie Turner used to think about suicide a lot
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner has said she used to think about suicide a lot after being branded fat and a bad actress.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Beyonce on thought behind movie 'Homecoming'
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Beyonce Knowles says she pushed herself hard to "go beyond great to legendary" to make "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé".
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
INLD announces six candidates for LS polls in Haryana
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) With the last date for filing of nominations being April 23, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Wednesday announced its candidates for six Lok Sabha seats in Haryana.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Chidambaram raises question over I-T tip-offs
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday wondered how the Income Tax (I-T) Department gets tip-offs regarding illegal wealth of only opposition leaders.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Cinema can help educate masses as well: Akshay
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar says cinema is not only a way to reach out to the masses but also to educate them.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rain, winds damage wheat crop in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Standing wheat crop was damaged after rain, dust-storm and strong winds lashed Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday and Wednesday. Harvesting of wheat is on for the past 10 days in most parts of the two states.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Windies rope in Ramnaresh Sarwan to mentor batsmen
Barbados, April 17 (IANS) Former West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has accepted the invitation of the country's cricket board to work as a mentor and provide batting tips to the Caribbean side's batsmen in the run-up to the tri-nation series in Ireland and the World Cup.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Barbados,Sports,Cricket
Tanushree slams Ajay Devgn for working with Alok Nath
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Tanushree Dutta has slammed actor-producer Ajay Devgn for continuing to work with rape accused Alok Nath in the forthcoming film "De De Pyaar De". The actress called him morally bankrupt and a spineless hypocrite.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh express solidarity with France
Colombo/Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Wednesday expressed solidarity with France after a major fire engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nick, Priyanka in no hurry to have kids
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Singer-actor Nick Jonas and his wife and actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas are not looking to expand their family just yet.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
East Bengal hand contract extension to Lalrindika
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal on Wednesday handed attacking midfielder Lalrindika Ralte, also known as Dika, a two-year contract extension.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Super Cup may return as season opener in 2019-2020
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The recently concluded Super Cup in Bhubaneswar was hardly a super show in the absence of seven I-League teams, but the tournament may return as the season opener (2019-2020) in September-October this year.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Are hunger, poverty Modi's nationalism, asks Sidhu
Ahmedabad, April 17 (IANS) Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he considered the prevailing problems of hunger and poverty in the country as nationalism.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP, Congress await top leaders to campaign in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 17 (IANS) Both ruling BJP and Congress in Jharkhand are still waiting for their top leaders to campaign in the state where first round of polling in the ongoing parliamentary elections will take place for three seats on April 29.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Guddu Pandit booked for abusing Raj Babbar
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) A case has been lodged against Guddu Pandit, a.k.a. Bhagwan Sharma, the BSP candidate from Fatehpur Sikri after he used abusive language against Congress candidate Raj Babbar.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Myanmar grants amnesty to 9,535 prisoners
Yangon, April 17 (IANS) The Myanmar government on Wednesday granted unconditional amnesty to 9,535 prisoners on the first day of the traditional New Year, according to an order of the President's Office.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
Parties resume campaign after EC defers Tripura poll
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Most political parties and candidates in Tripura East Lok Sabha constituency resumed their campaign on Wednesday after the Election Commission (EC) deferred Thursday's polling to April 23 citing an "unconducive situation".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Archer not in England's preliminary WC squad
London, April 17 (IANS) Uncapped pacer Jofra Archer was the only surprise absentee from England's preliminary 15-man World Cup squad, although he was named in the team for warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
S. Korean man sets flat ablaze, stabs neighbours
Seoul, April 17 (IANS) A 42-year-old man in South Korea set his apartment on fire on Wednesday and fatally stabbed his five neighbours, including a 12-year-old girl, who tried to escape the fire, the police said.
2019-04-17
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lalu seeked Jaitley's help to influence CBI: Sushil Modi
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday claimed that jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad seeked the help of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to influence the CBI in the fodder scam cases.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Fatmi quits RJD, will contest as an independent
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister Ali Ashraf Fatmi formally quit the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday, a day after he resigned from all party posts.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kerala's IBS to provide IT support to Etihad Airways
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) Kerala-headquartered IBS Software (IBS), a leading provider of new generation IT travel solutions, has signed a pact with Etihad Airways, the UAE national airline, to help enhance its operations.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ponting surprised at 'X-factor' Pant's exclusion
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting is surprised that Rishabh Pant missed the bus to the World Cup in England and Wales, but adds it will be the perfect opportunity for the youngster to showcase his talent for DC in the Indian Premier League.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
No French trees big enough to rebuild Notre Dame roof
Paris, April 17 (IANS) France no longer has trees big enough to replace the ancient wooden beams that burned in the massive Notre Dame fire, according to a French cultural heritage expert.
2019-04-17
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Himachal voters ask for tribal status action plan
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Over 2.50 lakh voters of Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday asked the two national parties -- the BJP and the Congress -- to come out with a detailed action plan on granting them tribal status, a demand pending for five decades.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
60% Indian firms worried about Internet security
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Nearly 60 per cent organisations in India are concerned that the Internet is getting increasingly unstable from a cybersecurity standpoint and they are unsure how to react, according to a new report from Accenture.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Global IT spending to touch $3.79 tn in 2019: Gartner
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Global IT spending is projected to total $3.79 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1 per cent from 2018, the latest forecast by Gartner Inc. said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
DGCA orders special audit of IndiGo as A320 Neo woes rise (IANS Impact)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator has ordered a special audit of private carrier IndiGo, due to re-occurring glitches and non-reporting of incidents with its A320 Neo fleet.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pitbull sends out love to Guru, DJ Shadow
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) American rapper Pitbull is thankful to popular singer Guru Randhawa and DJ Shadow for putting in their creative vision to create "Slowly slowly".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Chennai South: Prestigious seat lacking basic facilities
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Once represented by luminaries such as DMK founder C.N. Annadurai, Union Minister (and later President) R. Venkataraman and actor Vyjayanthimala Bali, Chennai South is among Tamil Nadu's most prestigious Lok Sabha constituency and appears set for another triangular contest like in the previous two elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bengal polls: All eyes on Raiganj, Darjeeling in phase 2
Siliguri, April 17 (IANS) In the backdrop of the controversy over the ruling Trinamool Congress roping in Bangladeshi actors for campaigning, three northern West Bengal constituencies, including the keenly-watched Raiganj and Darjeeling, go to the hustings in round two of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NASA finds new way to defend Earth from asteroids
Washington, April 17 (IANS) In order to defend Earth from asteroids, the trick is to spot the near-Earth objects first, according to NASA researchers.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
PKL: Never thought of any price, says Siddharth
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) players are slowly breaking barriers and are becoming the costliest non-cricketing sportspersons in the country. After Monu Goyat became the most expensive player in the PKL history last year by pocketing Rs 1.51 crore, the 2019 auction was not much different as Siddharth Desai caused a bidding war between franchises before Telugu Titans bid Rs 1.45 crore to take him home.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Why were demonetisation 'scams' not probed: Congress
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday described demonetisation as the "biggest scam" of the country and alleged that it "may have helped criminals to monetise by looting the treasury and the poor".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
10 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra to vote on Thursday
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Ten of Maharashtra's 48 Lok Sabha constituencies, including three reserved for Scheduled Castes, will go to the polls on Thursday (April 18).
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Open fight for Maharashtra's 9 reserved LS seats
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The contest seems wide open for the nine reserved Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra that are currently held by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Huge haul of explosives from Banda in UP
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh police and the the SWAT ( Special Weapons, and Tactics) team on Wednesday recovered a huge quantity of explosives from the roof of a house in a village in Banda district.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BJP's TN rivals: Congress on 2, CPM, IUML, DMK 1 seat each
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Of the five seats in Tamil Nadu that the Bharatiya Janata Party is contesting, it is locked with the Congress on two and Communist Party of India (CPM), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and DMK on one each.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mitsui OSK Lines to buy strategic stake in 6 RIL firms
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Japanese shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and a minority investor will acquire a strategic stake in six group companies of Reliance Industries Ltd, RIL said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lodha, BCCI stunned by Johri's mail to ombudsman
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Justice R.M. Lodha while proposing recommendations for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had put special emphasis on the conflict of interest clause. In fact, that the Ombudsman D.K. Jain has asked Sourav Ganguly to explain his position as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and Delhi Capitals (DC) advisor is due to the Lodha panels proposals. But the former Chief Justice of India is saddened how his proposals have been taken for a ride.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Titan 4th fastest growing global luxury firm: Report
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Watches and jewellery maker Titan Company is the fourth fastest growing luxury company in the world with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.7 per cent during the financial years 2015-2017, a Deloitte report said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EC appoints Special Observer for West Bengal
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed Bihar's former Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V. Nayak as a special observer for West Bengal, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC ban on, Yogi lands in Ayodhya, meets sants
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is making the most of the 72-hour campaigning ban imposed on him by the Election Commission.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Novel body awareness training to combat drug addiction
New York, April 17 (IANS) Mindful body awareness training may help women recover from drug addiction, say researchers as they find improvements in the study participants.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
39 killed as rain wreaks havoc across Pakistan
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) At least 39 people were killed and 135 injured as rain continued to wreak havoc across Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sony curbing explicit content in PlayStation games
Tokyo, April 17 (IANS) Sony is putting in place stricter rules on sexual content in its PlayStation video games, based on the rise of the #MeToo movement that took industries like tech and entertainment by storm.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Soldiers booked for thrashing of Anantnag SDM
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) An FIR was filed on Wednesday against army personnel for allegedly thrashing a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
Goa Tourism asks EC to relax alcohol sale timing
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) Anxious over restrictions imposed on the sale and serving of alcohol beyond 11 p.m., Goa Tourism officials on Wednesday approached the Election Commission (EC) for relaxation in the time limit, an official said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sohail Mahmood takes charge as Pakistan Foreign Secy
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday took charge as the country's new Foreign Secretary and called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to discuss issues related to the foreign policy of the country.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India coach should be a good man-manager: Gurpreet
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Gurpreet Singh Sandhu wants the Indian football team coach to be a good man-manager above all, as he feels that will push them to do well as a unit.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Microsoft unveils new Xbox all-digital edition
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) Microsoft has unveiled its Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for $249 which would be available starting May 7.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
List for Roland-Garros Jr Wild Card Event announced
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Wednesday announced a list of eight boys and eight girls, who will be competing in the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card event to be played on the clay courts at the DLTA Complex from April 29 to May 1.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Why TikTok ban may not have the desired results
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With crores of people in India already using TikTok and all of them having the option to share the app with others, blocking its access on Google Play Store and Apple App Store may not have the desired results, say experts.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Sadhvi Pragya joins BJP, says will contest polls
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the party office here on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Masood Azhar issue heading towards settlement: China
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China on Wednesday said the issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel was heading towards a settlement and asked the US not to force through its own resolution on the matter.
2019-04-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Modi's popularity on test as Karnataka goes to polls
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) An estimated 2.43 crore electorates will test Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity as 14 out of 28 constituencies in Karnataka go to the polls in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday amid tight security.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Naqvi booked for calling Azam 'Mogambo'
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been booked for calling Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan 'Mogambo, a popular villain character from Bollywood.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Masood Azhar issue heading towards settlement: China
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China on Wednesday said the issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel was heading towards a settlement and asked the US not to force through its own resolution on the matter.
2019-04-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Indonesian President leads in early vote count (2nd Lead)
Jakarta, April 17 (IANS) Indonesia's current President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has emerged as the leader in the general election vote count so far after the country went to the polls on Wednesday, according to projections based on first counts of votes.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
EC appoints Special Observer for West Bengal
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed Bihar's former Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V. Nayak as a special observer for West Bengal, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No focus on water issues in poll manifestos: Activist
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) Honoured with the Stockholm Water Prize, water activist Rajendra Singh said he was disappointed with all the political parties as none of them have given due importance to the issues of drinking water, irrigation and river protection in the country in their manifestos.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Indian or foreigner, profile of coach counts: Bhutia
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Everyone has had an opinion on the next person who should take over as the head coach of the Indian football team. While some have spoken about the need to have foreign coaches, others have questioned the need to look at other countries when there are enough experienced people in India.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Tech startups crunching key poll data for parties
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In the offline world, it is not difficult to understand where you need to run your campaigns to get the attention of the voters you want to target.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Work on getting the perfect skin for D-Day
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The bridal glow is every bride's dream. Don't let the harsh summer come in your way, and work your way towards it by keeping yourself hydrated and moisturised, say experts.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Macron wants Notre Dame rebuilt within 5 years
Paris, April 17 (IANS) French President Emmaunel Macron has announced that he wants to see fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral rebuilt "more beautiful than before" within five years even as experts say its reconstruction could take decades and involve substantial challenges.
2019-04-17
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
MJ estate planning to sue 'Leaving Neverland' director
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Michael Jackson's estate co-executor John Branca says he is considering to sue "Leaving Neverland" director Dan Reed after the documentary showed the late pop icon in a bad light.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vicario to be ambassador for TCSW10K Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Former women's World No. 1 tennis player Arantxa Sanchez Vicario was on Wednesday announced as the international event ambassador for IAAF Gold Label Tata Consultancy Services World 10K here.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Netflix gained 9.6 mn customers in first quarter
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Streaming giant Netflix gained 9.6 million streaming customers in the first quarter of 2019. But a price hike in the US and other countries is slowing its momentum going into the second quarter.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Millennials make India an attractive market: Adobe
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Tech-savvy millennials in India are the next growth engine for the digital economy and keeping them in mind, software giant Adobe is aggressively developing cross-Cloud solutions to help brands create efficient customer experiences.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
John Cusack to star in Amazon series 'Utopia'
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Actor John Cusack will star in a series regular role as Dr. Kevin Christie in upcoming show "Utopia".
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jennifer Lawrence to end acting break with drama
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence is set to return to the silver screen.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samsung India unveils Galaxy A70 for Rs 28,990
Gurugram, April 17 (IANS) Samsung India on Wednesday announced Galaxy A70, earlier than its reported launch next week, which is the sixth smartphone in the popular Galaxy A series.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress leader, 3 policemen held for robbing Rs 1 cr
Dehradun, April 17 (IANS) The Uttarakhand police have arrested a Congress leader and three policemen for allegedly robbing a bag containing Rs one crore, a top police official said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019
Twitter set to launch 'hide replies' feature in June
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) As part of the efforts to make its platform appear less toxic, Twitter is planning to give people an option to hide replies to their tweets, thereby giving users more control over the nature of conversation they would like to have on the platform.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Virat Kohli will be a different beast at WC: Lockie
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Virat Kohli's abysmal run in the Indian Premier League won't have any bearing when he leads India to the World Cup, feels New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson.
2019-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Emraan Hashmi returns to horror genre with 'Ezra'
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) After almost three years, Emraan Hashmi has signed horror film "Ezra", which is the Hindi remake of a Malayalam horror film. The actor says the movie will push boundaries, and promises "one hell of a spooky ride".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kangana vs Alia: Family joins the war of words
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) If actress Kangana Ranaut's tirade against Alia Bhatt wasn't enough, the former's sister Rangoli Chandel entered the 'war of words' zone, as did the "Raazi" actress' mother Soni Razdan and co-actor Randeep Hooda.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SP-BSP alliance no threat to BJP: Mahendra Nath
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not see the SP-BJP alliance in the state as a "threat" to it in the Lok Sabha elections as it believes that the works done by the Central government and the persona of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are enough to wipe them out.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Paris Hilton likes Salman Khan's younger avatar
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has found a new fan in socialite Paris Hilton.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prateik Babbar to star in 'Darbar'
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar has been roped in to essay the antagonist in filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss' thriller "Darbar", which stars superstar Rajinikanth.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
All set for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in TN
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) All is set in Tamil Nadu for the crucial 2019 general elections with about 5.8 crore voters to decide on the fate of 822 candidates contesting in 38 Lok Sabha constituencies.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Now, Modi targets Pawar in his backyard
Solapur (Maharashtra), April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi fired a fresh salvo on Wednesday at Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar for raising questions about his family.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Stage set for second phase polls in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) The stage is set for the second phase of polling for five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats in Odisha on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Prashant Bhushan quits governing bodies of 3 NGOs
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Advocate Prashant Bhushan has resigned from the governing bodies of NGOs Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), Common Cause and Swaraj Abhiyan.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mahagathbandhan can get 3 of BJP's 8 in UP's II phase
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Out of the eight seats going to polls in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, the Mahagathbandhan (MGB) might wrest three from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if voting pattern in the 2014 is any indication.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kailash Vijayvargiya says no to LS elections
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who was considered a strong contender from the Indore parliamentary constituency in Madhya Pradesh, on Wednesday said he will not contest the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CRPF to probe patient's death during NH traffic curbs
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the death last week of a patient due to restrictions on civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
50 lakh jobs lost after note ban, youth worst hit
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Nearly 50 lakh people in India lost their jobs between 2016-2018, a report said highlighting that the "beginning of the decline" coincided with demonetisation, although "no direct causal relationship could be established" between the trends.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Indonesia goes to polls to elect new President
Jakarta, April 17 (IANS) Millions of Indonesians queued up outside voting booths on Wednesday to elect the next President of the world's third largest democracy as incumbent leader Joko "Jokowi" Widodo faces off against longtime rival and former Army general Prabowo Subianto.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Rs 2 lakh each for kin of dead in disaster: PM
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for the family of each person who lost their life in the unseasonal rains and storms in various parts of the country on Tuesday night, and expressed his anguish over the incident.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rahul performs 'beli tharpanam' for father in Kerala
Thiruneli (Kerala) April 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday performed "beli tharpanam" in memory of his father former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at a Thiruneli temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Stage set for second phase polls in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) The stage is set for the second phase of polling for five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats in Odisha on Thursday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Four held for killing youth in South Delhi farm house
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Police have arrested four persons for killing a youth in a South Delhi farm house over personal enmity, a police officer said on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump vetoes resolution to end US role in Yemen war
Washington, April 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, describing the congressional measure as an "unnecessary" and "dangerous" attempt to weaken his constitutional powers.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Has BJP got its social engineering right in Rajasthan?
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) Has the BJP got its social engineering right in by forming alliance with the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party in Rajasthan and roping in Gujjar community leader Kirori Singh Bainsla into the party?
2019-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jammu-Srinagar highway open for civilians on Wednesday
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) There would be no restriction on civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Mozilla questions Apple's privacy practice
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) Mozilla, the maker of the Open Source browser Firefox, has launched a campaign asking Apple to make it harder for advertisers to track iPhone users by changing the unique ID for each iPhone every month and building comprehensive profiles of users over time.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
For whom the 'political' bell tolls as campaign gets into top gear in Kerala (News Analysis)
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) With just a week to go for the polls, the three political fronts are sweating it out but also exhibiting supreme confidence that this time, it will be different in Kerala.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'The Last Color' making a splash: Vikas Khanna
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, whose directorial debut "The Last Color" got two screenings at the 13th Annual Dallas International Film Festival, is glad the film has made a splash internationally.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Mallya expresses sympathy with Goyal, slams Centre
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya has once again attacked the government for discriminating between public sector and private airlines while extending solidarity with crisis-hit Jet Airways and its founder Naresh Goyal.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EC ban on: Yogi lands in Ayodhya temple, meets saints
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is making good use of the 72-hour ban imposed on him by the Election Commission.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Wan promises crazy horror ride with '...Weeping Woman'
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Filmmaker James Wan says "The Curse of the Weeping Woman" will hit one at the deepest levels of horror and touch upon some unknown fears.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Richa supports promotion of handloom weavers
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has come out in support of a unique initiative for promoting handloom weavers of India. For this, she will feature in a coffee table book.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Only I can make India strong, superpower: Modi
Solapur (Maharashtra), April 17 (IANS) Appealing people to vote for a strong government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said only he can provide a strong government at the Centre and make it a superpower.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
I lack 'adaa' of yesteryear heroines: Alia Bhatt
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt believes she lacks the grace of yesteryear heroines, but says "Kalank" has given her a chance to play a "full-on" Hindi film heroine which she was dying to essay.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Thus tiny cell is good news for cancer survivors (Health Feature)
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) A scientist at the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH) in Mumbai -- an institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) -- says a new type of stem cell identified by her team can help restore fertility in men and women who have undergone treatment for cancer.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
EC urged to review Punjab IG's transfer order
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) The Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Punjab Democratic Alliance in Punjab have urged the Election Commission to review its order directing the transfer of Inspector General (IG) Kunwar Vijay Pratap.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Don't spoil the '...Endgame: Russo Brothers post leak
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) After news of leaked footage of Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame" circulated online, director duo Anthony and Joe Russo urged fans to keep spoilers to themselves.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Colour is secondary to talent: Vir Das
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Vir Das is not comfortable with the term "actor of colour". The actor-comedian says diversity is important, but artistes should be cast because of talent not skin colour.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
'Jabariya Jodi' based on 'pakadwa vivah': Sidharth
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who has wrapped up shooting his upcoming film "Jabriya Jodi", said the romantic comedy film is based on 'Pakadwa Vivah' (forced marriage), which is rampant in Bihar.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amitabh Bachchan's blog clocks 11 years
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) As Amitabh Bachchan personal blog completed 11 years on Wednesday, the megastar has prayed for its continuity.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Focus on Kotla pitch as in-form DC play MI (Preview)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) It will be a battle of equals when Delhi Capitals host Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League encounter at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium on Thursday. Both teams are coming into the game having registered convincing wins in their previous encounters and are also seated at 10 points each on the table.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Only 42% of Nirbhaya fund released for projects since 2015
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government at the Centre, which has been highly vocal about women security and empowerment, has failed to spend even half of the Nirbhaya Fund since 2015, government data revealed.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Apple, Qualcomm drop all litigations in race to 5G
San Diego, April 17 (IANS) In a surprise move, Qualcomm and Apple have announced an agreement to dismiss all ongoing litigations, including with Apple's contract manufacturers, between the two companies worldwide.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Parties shift strategies for UP 2nd phase polls
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) The second phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will test the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) popularity and also see a shift in strategies by all parties.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
NYC declares health emergency due to measles outbreak
New York, April 17 (IANS) After an outbreak of measles in parts of the city attributed to many people in those areas who refused to get vaccinated believing in unscientific rumours, New York City has declared a health emergency.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Shooting for 'Kanchana 3' was like holiday: Vedhika
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Vedhika says shooting for forthcoming Tamil horror-comedy "Kanchana 3", the fourth part in the widely popular "Kanchana" franchise, was like going on a big holiday and she considers the movie a great addition to her filmography.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Asia's 2022 World Cup qualifiers drawn
Zurich, April 17 (IANS) The draw for the first phase of Asia's qualifying round for the World Cup in 2022 was made on Wednesday, featuring the continent's lowest ranked nations.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
PM expresses anguish over life lost in storms
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his anguish over lives lost in unseasonal rains and storms in various parts of Gujarat.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
McAfee appoints Sanjay Manohar as India MD
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Cyber security company McAfee on Wednesday announced the appointment of Sanjay Manohar as its Managing Director for India operations.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Barca toy with United, Ajax knock out Juventus
Barcelona, April 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona booked their berth in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in four years riding Lionel Messi's brilliance, while Ajax stunned Juventus to keep their juggernaut rolling.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Google, Apple block TikTok download in India
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Google and Apple have blocked the download of TikTok from Play Store and App Store respectively in India, following a request from the government to ban access to the Chinese short video-sharing app that has been downloaded over 230 million times in the country.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pleasant Wednesday in Delhi, light rain expected
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) It was a pleasant Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature dropping three notches to 19 degrees Celsius due to light rains and thunderstorm during the night.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
PM most anti-national, dividing nation: Rahul
Kannur (Kerala) April 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being the "most anti-national" and accused him of "dividing the nation".
2019-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tim Cook proves he's better Apple CEO than Steve Jobs
Book: Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level; Author: Leander Kahney; Publisher: Penguin Business; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 699
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Rs 1.48 cr cash seized from AMMK premises in Theni
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department early on Wednesday claimed to have seized cash amounting to Rs 1.48 crore from the premises of an AMMK functionary in Andipatti in Theni district.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Phase-II: AIADMK to defend maximum of 35 seats, BJP 26
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As 95 Lok Sabha constituencies go to the polls in the second phase of elections tomorrow, AIADMK has the maximum number of 35 seats to defend, followed by the BJP, which has 26 at stake.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Called out for trying things, but kept on: Ashwin
Mohali, April 17 (IANS) With five wins in nine games, Kings XI Punjab have entered the double figure marks on the table with 10 points to their name after beating Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League encounter and skipper R. Ashwin believes that it is important to maintain momentum now.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
182 on that wicket was quite chaseable: Rahane
Mohali, April 17 (IANS) Chasing 182 at the I.S. Bindra Stadium in Mohali is not generally considered a huge task, but Rajasthan Royals failed to do that against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League encounter with the visitors falling short by 12 runs.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Amid crisis, US-Turkey discuss defence, security
Washington, April 17 (IANS) US Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan has met Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and discussed bilateral issues related to defence, security and economy, Pentagon said.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Deer attack kills man, injures woman in Australia
Melbourne, April 17 (IANS) A man was killed by a deer on a rural property in southern Australia early on Wednesday, authorities said.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ganguly ready to quit cricket committee to avoid conflict
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly is willing to resign from the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after CEO Rahul Johri -- on behalf of the board -- asked ombudsman D.K. Jain to examine his dual role as member of CAC and Delhi Capitals advisor.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Pele 'thirsty' for life after hospital release
Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) Brazil football great Pele has said he is ready to pursue "new goals" after 13 days in hospital with a urinary tract infection and kidney problem.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
US stocks rise amid earnings, corporate news
New York, April 17 (IANS) US stocks climbed as Wall Street digested a slew of quarterly results and corporate news.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Indonesia votes to elect president, parliamentarians
Jakarta, April 17 (IANS) Voters in Indonesia began voting on Wednesday as polling stations opened in the east of the vast archipelagic country to select a new president and members of the parliament.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
US dollar rises amid upbeat economic data
New York, April 17 (IANS) US dollar increased as positive real estate data suggested a decent US economy.
2019-04-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Macron pledges to respond to 'Yellow Vest' movement
Paris, April 17 (IANS) "This is not a time for politics," French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told the nation in a short televised speech in the wake of Notre Dame Cathedral fire, pledging to come out with a response to the "Yellow Vest" movement soon.
2019-04-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Iraqi PM to visit Saudi Arabia to boost ties
Baghdad, April 17 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Tuesday said he will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to promote bilateral relations.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Politics
Congress resorting to lies on Modi's affidavits: BJP
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday hit out at the Congress over its accusations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi about "omitting" certain details about his property in his affidavits, saying there was bankruptcy of issues in the opposition parties and the number of the amalgamated plot is different from the separate individual numbers.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashwin, Rahul lead Punjab to win over Rajasthan
Mohali, April 17 (IANS) Skipper R Ashwin struck at crucial times while KL Rahul scored a matured half century to help Kings XI Punjab return to winning ways with a 12-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Tuesday.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
ED Special Director transferred
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In an unusual move, the tenure of Special Director in Enforcement Directorate Vineet Agarwal has been curtailed by the government with immediate effect.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
High-voltage campaign ends for 14 seats in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) A high-voltage campaign by national and state leaders concluded on Tuesday for the first 14 Lok Sabha seats in the central and southern regions of Karnataka on April 18.
2019-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019
Vijay Jolly complains to EC against Muslim cleric
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Vijay Jolly has complained to the Election Commission (CEC) against alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct by a Pune-based cleric, Abdur Rashid Miftahi, through a video uploaded in social media that "spreads false and communal propaganda" against the BJP and Hindus.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jihadists could enter Italy as refugees from Libya: PM
Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) The risk of foreign fighters arriving in Italy among an influx of refugees from Libya is alarming the populist government, which is seeking to halt the escalating warfare in the chaos-hit North African country, Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday.
2019-04-16
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rs 26.35 crore cash seized in Bengal so far: EC
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday said about Rs 26.35 crore of unaccounted cash has been seized so far, besides recovery of over 11.28 lakh litre of liquor in West Bengal.
2019-04-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
LS poll in TN's Vellore cancelled in wake of cash seizure (2nd Lead)
New Delhi/Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Polling in Tamil Nadu's Vellore Lok Sabha constituency was cancelled on Tuesday in wake of the seizure of a huge haul of cash by Income Tax officials from a cement warehouse belonging to a DMK functionary earlier this month.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Polling to Tripura East LS seat deferred
Agartala, April 16 (IANS) Polling to Tripura East parliamentary constituency, slated for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 18, has been deferred, a top official said late Tuesday night.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Congress approaches EC with plethora of complaints
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday filed several complaints with the Election Commission (EC) with regard to "surrogate advertising" with Prime Minister Narendra Modis picture, a "suspicious black box" transported in Modi's helicopter and "hateful speeches" made by top BJP leaders
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jet seeks Rs 400 cr instant funds to avoid closure (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Jet Airways, which is on the verge of collapse, on Tuesday reportedly requested lenders for Rs 400 crore interim funding of to stave off temporary closure, even as its operational fleet shrunk to five aircraft.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Big B encourages people to try luck on KBC 11
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is encouraging common people to try their luck by participating in the upcoming season of the TV quiz show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati-11.'
2019-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
EU foreign chief urges Libyans to re-start dialogue
Strasbourg (France), April 16 (IANS/AKI) Amid a deadly military escalation in Libya's capital this month, the European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday called for the country's warring factions to swiftly resume talks.
2019-04-16
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
'Game of Thrones' frenzy reaches Indian politics
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The 2019 election season in India got a 'Game of Thrones' twist with the Election Commission, Press Information Bureau and Congress picking popular references from the fantasy series to connect with the people and express their views.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Italy sends humanitarian supplies to flood-hit Iran
Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) A humanitarian aid flight left from the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Tuesday carrying 40 tonnes of essential human aid for victims of the flash floods that have afflicted much of Iran over the past month, the Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
2019-04-16
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI issues Rs 50 notes bearing Governor Das' signature
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday issued Rs 50 denomination banknotes bearing the signature of Governor Shaktikanta Das.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jet pleads SBI for urgent funding to stay afloat
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Crisis-hit Jet Airways on Tuesday made another plea to its lead lender State Bank of India (SBI) for urgent release of funds to avoid shutdown of operations.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt asks airlines to keep fares in check (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The government on Tuesday advised domestic airlines to keep air fares in check after high prices were found on around 10 routes.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IndiGo to add 18 flights from Mumbai, Delhi from May
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Budget airline IndiGo on Tuesday said that it will enhance connectivity to and from Mumbai and Delhi.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Poll code breach: Case lodged against Sidhu in Bihar
Patna, April 16 (IANS) A case was lodged against cricketer-turned-politician and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday for violating the Model Code of Conduct in Bihar's Katihar district, police said.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress declares candidates from Indore, Lucknow
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday declared three more Lok Sabha candidates fielding Pankaj Sanghvi from Indore, Acharya Pramod Krishnam from Lucknow and Vinay Kumar Pandey from Kaiserganj.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Delhi HC allows stem cell therapy to para athlete
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court, in an interim relief, has allowed continuance of stem cell treatment to a para-athlete, who was suffering from muscular degeneration.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
Police fire in air to disperse crowd in TN district
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Police on Tuesday night fired in the air in self-defence to disperse members of AMMK party who tried to prevent the officials from searching the party office in Andipatti in the district.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019
Goa priest offers apology for hate-speech
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) The Goa Catholic priest, whose video of a hate-speech during a sermon against the BJP went viral, has "offered an unconditional apology" to the state administration, South Goa Collector Ajit Roy has said.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019
Odisha's development stalled by BJD: Modi
Bhubaneswar, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) saying that the development of Odisha has been stalled by the state government for the prevailing percentage commission (PC) culture.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Azam Khan barred from campaigning for 72 hours
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has barred Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan from campaigning for 72 hours starting 10 a.m on Wednesday for making objectionable comments during the the ongoing election campaign.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Wipro net up 38% quarterly, 12.4% yearly
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Tuesday reported a Rs 2,494 crore net profit in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 38 percent annual growth.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Rifles, paintings among assets declared in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) Rifles, Rolls-Royce, paintings, artefacts and books are among assets declared in affidavits filed by candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,IPL 2019
Rahul 50 helps KXIP post 182/6 despite Archer heroics
Mohali, April 16 (IANS) Buoyed by a World Cup call-up, KL Rahul struck a well-timed fifty but Jofra Archer stole the limelight from him with splendid figures of 3/15 as Kings XI Punjab posted 182/6 against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League game here on Tuesday.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,IPL 2019
With crop fire incidents on rise, AAP demands compensation
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) With an increase in the number of incidents of fire in the standing wheat crop, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday demanded that the Punjab government should give 100 per cent compensation for the losses suffered by the farmers.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Income Tax dept revises Form 16 for more details
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Income Tax department has notified changes in Form 16 that requires more details about deductions under tax saving schemes, investment in tax saving schemes and income from other sources.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kanimozhi's residence raided by IT, DMK hits out (2nd Lead)
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Income Tax officials and the Election Commission's static surveillance team on Tuesday carried out a joint search at the house of DMK Lok Sabha candidate K. Kanimozhi in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukodi on Tuesday, an official said.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chennaiyin eye 1st AFC Cup group stage win (Preview)
Ahmedabad, April 16 (IANS) A resurgent Chennaiyin FC side has shifted focus to the AFC Cup in search of their first group stage victory when they welcome Nepal's Manang Marshyangdi Club to The Arena Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Football
Phase-II: AIADMK to defend maximum of 35 seats, BJP 26 (Lead with corrections)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) As 95 Lok Sabha constituencies go to the polls in the second phase of elections tomorrow, AIADMK has the maximum number of 35 seats to defend, followed by the BJP, which has 26 at stake.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
Andhra Pradesh registered 79.74% polling
Amaravati, April 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh recorded 79.74 per cent voting in simultaneous elections to the Assembly and the Lok Sabha on April 11.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Son of late ND Tiwari dies of cardiac arrest
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of late Congress leader and former Chief Minister of UP and Uttarakhand N.D. Tiwari, died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday at south Delhi's Max Hospital, police said.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Polling to Tripura East LS seat deferred
Agartala, April 16 (IANS) Polling to Tripura East parliamentary constituency, slated for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 18, has been deferred, it was announced late on Tuesday.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
(For Early Wednesday release) Phase-II: AIADMK to defend maximum of 36 seats, BJP 26
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) As 97 Lok Sabha constituencies go to the polls in the second phase of elections tomorrow, AIADMK has the maximum number of 36 seats to defend, followed by the BJP, which has 26 at stake.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
Opposition has lost credibility: Modi
Bhubaneswar, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the opposition Congress and its allies saying they have lost their credibility and faith of people.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Mumbai Police file FIR against UPL on EC complaint
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) The Mumbai Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against agrochemical manufacturer United Phosphorus Ltd (UPL) for allegedly preparing electronic poll propaganda material for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress said.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bangladesh asks actor Ferdous to return after poll row
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) In the wake of a controversy over famed Bangladesh actor Ferdous Ahmed canvassing for a Trinamool Congress candidate in West Bengal, the Deputy High Commission for Bangladesh has asked him not to take part in the election campaign in India and return to his country.
2019-04-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BJP demands ouster of Bengal Addl CEO
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Amid a row over famed Bangladesh actor Ferdous Ahmed's campaign for a Trinamool Congress candidate in West Bengal, the BJP on Tuesday demanded immediate removal of the Additional Chief Electoral Officer of the state Sanjay Basu, accusing him of working as a "mouthpiece" the state's ruling party.
2019-04-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019