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Floods recede in Karnataka's Kodagu, relief work in full swing
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Relief operations were in full swing in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district as rains abated and life limped back to normal, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Charges waived at three NHAI toll plazas in Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In view of the destruction caused by unprecedented floods in Kerala, the National Highways Authority of India has waived charges levied at its three toll plazas in the state.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
BJP colluding with ration mafia: AAP
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The AAP on Tuesday accused the BJP of colluding with the ration mafia in Delhi and slammed it for welcoming the deletion of 2.93 lakh names from lists of ration-card holders.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress attacks government on defence expenditure, cites panel report
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday cited a report of Parliament's Estimates Committee headed by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi to attack the Modi government by claimed that it revealed "defence expenditure at 1.6 per cent of the GDP in 2017-18 was the lowest since 1962, when India-China war was fought".
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Man found murdered in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A body with its throat slit was found in the national capital on Tuesday, police said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GST return filing dates extended for Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government on Tuesday extended the deadlines for various Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns for taxpayers registered in flood-hit Kerala, Mahe in Puducherry and Kodagu in Karnataka.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Railways to float another global tender for rails
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a bid to address the issue of paucity of rails, the Railway Ministry will soon float another global tender to meet the requirement, senior Railway Ministry officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
LS Speaker's secretariat to donate a day's salary for Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, now the employees of her secretariat have pledged to donate their one day's salary to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to assist rehabilitation work in flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways to reschedule exams in flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Railway Ministry will reschedule exams for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians for candidates hailing from Kerala, who were unable to appear in the tests due to devastating floods in the state, said an official on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
International buyers showing interest in Bengal's products: Minister
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) About 40 international buyers have shown interests in sourcing products costing Rs 113 crore from West Bengal's artisans while Swedish furniture retailer IKEA also wishes to buy goods made of natural fibre, a Minister said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
Government to meet fiscal deficit target: Official
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central government is likely to meet its fiscal deficit target on the back of robust economic growth, along with higher tax compliance and "zero" revenue loss in Goods and Services Tax (GST), a senior Finance Ministry official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab to commemorate Jallianwala massacre centenary
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department to draw up a comprehensive proposal to commemorate the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre next year in a befitting manner.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Flipkart acquires speech recognition start-up Liv.ai
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) India's leading e-tailer Flipkart on Tuesday said it had acquired artificial intelligence (AI)-led speech recognition start-up Liv.ai to solve the language-barrier problem for its customers across the country.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Jaipur lad bags silver in Serbia
Jaipur, Aug 21 (IANS) Jaipur lad Harsh Choudhary took the silver medal in 70 kilogram boxing in 2nd Nations' Cup International Tournament held from August 15-20 at Vrbas in Serbia.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Other Sports
'Crazy Rich Asians' won't release in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) "Crazy Rich Asians" is making quite an impact globally with its storyline and box office business, but the film will not release in India.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Baby food needed in Kerala camps, Minister tells industry
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal held a meeting with representatives of food-processing industry and informed them about the immediate need for baby food in Kerala relief camps, official sources said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Asiad 2018: Shooters shine, wushu, sepaktakraw players create history (Roundup)
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) Shooters continued to make the country proud even as Indians created history by ensuring medals in non-traditional sports like wushu and sepaktakraw at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Hockey,Other Sports
Bengal government to keep eye on publishers after Milkha goof-up
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Hot on heels of Farhan Akhtar pointing out an error in a West Bengal school book which depicted him as legendary athlete Milkha Singh, the state government on Tuesday said they will now keep an eye on the private book publishing houses.
2018-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Was just focusing on my own technique: Asiad gold medallist shooter Saurabh
Palembang (Indonesia), Aug 21 (IANS) Upbeat after clinching the gold medal on his Asian Games debut, teenage shooter Saurabh Chaudhary on Tuesday said his sole focus was on his technique as he overcame multiple world and Olympic champions.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
No rolling back of flexi-fare scheme in premium trains: Official
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The railways has ruled out the idea of rolling back the flexi-fare scheme on reserved tickets of its premium trains, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Government to meet fiscal deficit target: Official
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central government is likely to meet its fiscal deficit target on the back of robust economic growth, higher tax compliance and "zero" revenue loss in Goods and Services Tax (GST), a senior Finance Ministry official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
File status report on vacancies in tribunals, SC tells Centre
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to file within two weeks a status report on vacant posts of Chairpersons and Members in various tribunals across the country and the stages of the selection processes to fill them.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
No train services on Banihal-Baramulla section till Friday
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The railways on Tuesday said the train services in Jammu and Kashmir's Banihal-Baramulla section will remain suspended from Wednesday till Friday for security reasons.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Democracy relapses a lot: Shatrughan Sinha
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Questioning the prevailing democratic situation in the country, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who has often spoken against the BJP government at the Centre, on Tuesday said democracy in India has "relapsed a lot".
2018-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
How teachers can help increase physical activity in kids
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Involvement of teachers as participants in school recess -- leading games, monitoring play and ensuring conflicts -- may boost kid's physical activity, a new study has found.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Asiad 2018: AFI to conduct fresh trial for Monika on Wednesday
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Following a directive from the Delhi High Court, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday announced fresh trial for Monika Chaudhary in the women's 1500 metre event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Asiad2018,Athletics
NOTA can't be allowed in RS polls: SC
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that NOTA (None of the above) option cannot be allowed in the Rajya Sabha elections as it would "wholly undermine the purity of democracy".
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two engineers held in Andaman for taking bribe
Port Blair, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested two engineers working in state-run Andaman Lakshadweep Harbour Works Ltd here for taking bribes in exchange for granting permission for road construction work.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Andaman-nicobar,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huawei 'nova 3i' sold out in 5 minutes
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) on Tuesday announced that the "nova 3i" smartphone was sold out in just five minutes in a flash sale.
2018-08-21
Category: International, India,Technology
Won't take part in green drive, DDA tells Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday expressed his displeasure to Lt. Governor Anil Baijal after the DDA expressed its unwillingness to take part in the Delhi government's mega tree plantation drive.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Asiad 2018: Indians ensure four medals in wushu
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) India's Naorem Roshibina Devi, Santosh Kumar, Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh and Narender Grewal assured themselves of a medal each after advancing to the semi-finals of their respective categories in the wushu competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Asiad 2018: India women's hockey team hammer Kazakhstan 21-0
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team registered their second consecutive victory in the 18th Asian Games as they hammered Kazakhstan 21-0 in their Pool B match here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Hockey
Selling directors' properties only way to secure Rs 5,112 cr from Amrapali: SC
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the only way to secure over Rs 5,112 crore from real estate major Amrapali Group for construction of pending projects by the NBCC (India) Ltd is to sell the individual properties of the directors of the company.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Floods recede in Karnataka's Kodagu, relief work in full swing
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Relief operations were in full swing in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district as rains abated and life limped back to normal, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Congress asks Modi to make letter to Imran public
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Terming Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's visit to Pakistan a non-issue since he went there in his personal capacity, the party on Tuesday turned to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him as to what happened to the red lines of 'no-talks' till terror from Pakistan stops.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi hotel employee arrested for stealing car
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A man working as the food and events manager of a luxury hotel here has been arrested along with a friend on charges of stealing a car, police said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress questions Gujarat probe into groundnut scam
Gandhinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress leader Paresh Dhanani on Tuesday said the Gujarat governments move to order a one-man inquiry committee into the alleged groundnut procurement scam was meant to cover up its own "wrongdoing".
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India, China can handle their differences maturely: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India and China handle their differences "with sensitivity and maturity," not allowing them to snowball into disputes.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Centre sends emergency drugs to Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday said 65 tonnes of emergency drugs have been transported by the Indian Air Force to check epidemics in flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modern human gripping capabilities evolved 500,000 years ago: Study
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Hominins evolved a strong grip similar to modern human hands at least 500,000 years ago, reveals a study of ancient stone tools.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in five places in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The ashes of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be immersed in five places in West Bengal, a BJP leader said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi's illegal seaside bungalows in Raigad to be razed
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 160 illegal bungalows belonging to top celebs, including absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi on Raigad sea coasts, will be demolished for alleged violations of norms, Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Criminal found shot dead in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A 19-year-old man out on bail in a case registered under the Arms Act was found shot dead here, police said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yechruy demands Rs 2,000 crore, GST relaxation for Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday demanded hiking of monetary central assistance to Rs 2,000 crore for rehabilitation work in Kerala post devastating floods besides seeking relaxation in the GST in order to allow the state to raise more funds on its own.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chandrayaan-1 helps scientists confirm water ice on Moon
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Using data from a NASA instrument aboard the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, a team of scientists has confirmed there is water ice on the surface of the Moon.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Centre to provide additional 89,540 tonnes of food grains to Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The central government has decided to send an additional 89,540 tonnes of food grains to the flood-battered Kerala, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Satya Pal Malik replaces Vohra as J&K Governor
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday inducted a political appointee as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, transferring Bihar incumbent Satya Pal Malik to replace former bureaucrat N.N. Vohra, who has held the job for more than 10 years, setting off speculation about political moves in the offing in the troubled state.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3rd Test: Buttler, Stokes keep England hopes alive at Tea on Day 4
Nottingham, Aug 21 (IANS) Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes kept England's hopes alive as the hosts progressed to 173/4 at tea on Tuesday, needing 348 more runs for victory against India in the third Test match.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
GE Power bags Rs 220-cr order for HPCL's Vizag refinery
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) US multinational GE Power on Tuesday said it has won a Rs 220-crore order to supply a gas turbine and generator for the proposed captive power plant at state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL)'s refinery at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ahmed Patel appointed Congress Treasurer
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Ahmed Patel, a long-time political aide of Sonia Gandhi, was on Tuesday appointed as Congress Treasurer and Anand Sharma as Chairperson of its Foreign Affairs Department.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC concerned over missing children from shelter homes
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it was "very distressing that more than two lakh children were 'missing' from government-run shelters homes, suggesting that there should be Central and state-level committees to monitor and prevent the incidents of physical and sexual abuse of children living in such homes.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
No indication of N.Korea abandoning nuclear programme: IAEA
Vienna, Aug 21 (IANS) North Korea seemingly hasn't abandoned its nuclear programme despite its pledge to denuclearize, according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency released on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Plea in SC challenges restoration of immediate arrest under SC/ST law
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved on Tuesday challenging the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act restoring the provision mandating immediate arrest in the event of a complaint under the statute.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
David Beckham wins 2018 UEFA President's Award
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) Retired football legend David Beckham was awarded the 2018 UEFA President's Award, the head of the European soccer organisation announced on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Zero depreciation in Indian rupee between 2013 and 2018: Official
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Repayment of funds, which was raised from overseas market in 2013, has been a main reason for rupee depreciation in the past few months, a senior Finance Ministry official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Reliance Foundation, Bajaj donate for Kerala
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Reliance Foundation (RF) Chairperson Nita M. Ambani on Tuesday announced a donation of Rs 21 crore to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund, besides relief materials worth around Rs 50 crore.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa temple priest accused of molestation surrenders
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) A former temple priest, who has been booked for molesting two young women in the temple premises, surrendered before a local magistrate on Tuesday after remaining traceless for nearly one month.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IOC moves fuel to Kerala from southern states
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Energy major Indian Oil Corp (IOC) is meeting the entire aviation fuel needs of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flights in Kerala, moving the fuel from other southern states, said a senior official.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Government releases Rs 600 crore aid to Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday released Rs 600 crore to the Kerala government for relief work in the flood-ravaged state and decided to waive Customs Duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on relief materials being imported.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha directs commercial establishments to use Odia signboards
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday directed shops and commercial establishments to display their signboards in Odia language.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Seven firms bid for Mumbai Metro trains
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Seven Indian and international firms have bid for supply of 378 coaches for the upcoming Mumbai's Metro 2A and Metro 7 corridors, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi government to involve NRI teachers to enhance quality of education in schools
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his government will call a summit of NRI teachers to help make Delhi educational institutions world-class and the capital a "knowledge centre".
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Nepal's new law restricts press freedom: International journalists' body
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) Nepals new Criminal Codes Act curtails freedom of expression and restricts press freedom, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Nepal,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
NSE inks pact with Bengal for MSME fund raising
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday signed an MoU with the West Bengal government's MSME & Textiles Department for supporting and facilitating the culture of alternate sources of funding through equity among the small and medium sector enterprises in the state.
2018-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Modric rubbishes Inter Milan move talk
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) Real Madrid's Luka Modric on Tuesday rubbished reports that he ever told FIFA that he initiated contact with Inter Milan this summer over a potential move.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Zero depreciation in Indian rupee between 2013 and 2018: Official
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Repayment of funds, which was raised from overseas market in 2013, has been a main reason for rupee depreciation in the past few months, a senior Finance Ministry official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Eight animals, one vulture die in Assam Zoo
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday visited the Assam Zoo after eight animals and a vulture died in the past one week.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
15 arrested, 8 cops suspended after woman beaten and paraded naked in Bihar
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) A day after a woman was thrashed and paraded naked by a mob in Bihar's Bihiya town in Bhojpur district, the state police arrested 15 suspects and suspended eight of their own men, but denied that it was a case of mob lynching.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heera Group donates Rs 1 crore for Kerala
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Heera Group of companies on Tuesday donated Rs 1 crore to flood-affected Kerala.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why can't EC link parties' recognition with bar on those with criminal past: SC
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government if it can direct the Election Commission to include in the symbol order a clause that a political party is liable to lose its recognition if it fields candidates with criminal antecedents.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Iran unveils first indigenous fighter jet
Tehran, Aug 21 (IANS) Iran unveiled its first fighter jet "Kowsar" at a ceremony marking the National Defence Day here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security
Rail traffic restored on most major Kerala routes: Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Train traffic on all major routes earlier disrupted due to damage to tracks by floods in Kerala has been restored, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Bahrain stops issuing entry visas for Qataris
Manama, Aug 21 (IANS) Bahrain authorities on Tuesday announced they were suspending issuance of entry visas for Qataris.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Bahrain,Politics,Diplomacy,Education
Goyal appeals railway staff to donate a day's salary for Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday appealed to railway employees to donate one day's salary each towards the Prime Minister's relief fund for Kerala relief work.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sun finally shines over Kerala, UAE pledges $100 mn (Intro Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) For the first time in many days, the sun shone brightly over Kerala on Tuesday even as hundreds of thousands remained in relief camps while many who returned home broke down after seeing the enormity of the destruction.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Satya Pal Malik replaces Vohra as J&K Governor
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was on Tuesday appointed the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, replacing N.N. Vohra who was in the post for more than 10 years, an official communique said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asiad 2018: Naorem, Santosh ensure wushu medal
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) India's Naorem Roshibina Devi and Santosh Kumar assured themselves of a medal each after advancing to the semi-finals of their respective categories in the wushu competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
IOC moves fuel to Kerala from southern states
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Energy major Indian Oil Corp (IOC) is meeting the entire aviation fuel needs of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flights in Kerala, moving the fuel from other southern states, said a senior official.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
NTA announces schedule for various tests
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Tuesday announced the schedule for various entrance examinations till May 2019 to be conducted by the newly-established National Testing Agency (NTA).
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
One injured as bank guard fires 'accidentally'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A bank customer was injured at a bank in south Delhi on Tuesday after the bank guard's service weapon went off accidentally.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC seeks J&K's response on 'custodial torture' of witness in Kathua rape case
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Jammu and Kashmir government on a plea alleging custodial torture of Talib Hussain, a key witness in Kathua gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in January.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sun finally shines over Kerala, UAE pledges $100 mn (Lead Roundup, Correcting headline)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) For the first time in many days, the sun shone brightly over Kerala on Tuesday even as hundreds of thousands remained in relief camps while many who returned home broke down after seeing the enormity of the destruction.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Satya Pal Malik replaces Vohra as J&K Governor
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was on Tuesday appointed the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, replacing N.N. Vohra who was in the post for more than 10 years.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Reliance Foundation, Bajaj donate for Kerala
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Reliance Foundation (RF) Chairperson Nita M. Ambani on Tuesday announced a donation of Rs 21 crore to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund, besides relief materials worth around Rs 50 crore.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
A billboard campaign against elephant rides in Jaipur
Jaipur, Aug 21 (IANS) Hathi Gaon (the village of elephants), near Jaipur, has 102 of them. It is from here the giant animal is sent to various tourist places for joy rides. One of these resident-elephants, Elephant Number 44, if you care, has been badly sick with serious infections in the foot. And it continues to carry tourists for joy rides.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Marriott launches first Indian beach resort near Chennai
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) American hospitality major Marriott International sees good market potential for beach resorts on the East Coast Road (ECR) here from the leisure, corporate and wedding segments despite the existence of 750 rooms on the stretch, said a senior official on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Friends killed during 'joyride'
Gurugram, Aug 21 (IANS) An executive and his woman engineer friend were killed in a road accident during a 'joyride' on a Royal Enfield bike here, police said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan's new government lifts political censorship of state media
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry on Tuesday announced that the PTI government has lifted all political censorship in state-run media outlets.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Railways to promote Asiad champions Phogat, Punia to officer rank
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The railways will promote wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vignesh Phogat to the rank of gazetted officer after they won gold medals at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, ministry officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Amid choppy trade equity indices settle at record closing levels; healthcare stocks up (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Amid a largely choppy trade, the key Indian equity indices of S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 settled at their respective closing highs on Tuesday registering nominal gains over the previous trade.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Asiad 2018: Naorem ensures wushu medal
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) India's Naorem Roshibina Devi assured herself a medal in the wushu competition after advancing to the semi-finals of the women's sanda 60 kilogram category at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Soldier injured in exchange of fire on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) In the second ceasefire violation from the Pakistani side in as many days, an Indian soldier was injured on Tuesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sun finally shines over Kerala, UAE pledges $500 mn (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) For the first time in many days, the sun shone brightly over Kerala on Tuesday even as hundreds of thousands remained in relief camps while many who returned home broke down after seeing the enormity of the destruction.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
BJP submits affidavit in HC on expenses made during Gaurav Yatra
Jaipur, Aug 21 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Rajasthan on Tuesday presented an affidavit in the High Court with details of expenditure made during the first phase of the ongoing Gaurav yatra undertaken by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje after a PIL was filed alleging misuse of government machinery.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Myanmar working with UN for Rohingya repatriation: Suu Kyi
Singapore, Aug 21 (IANS) Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday that her country was working with the UN to allow the safe return of the minority Rohingya refugees who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh following Army offensives in 2017.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Singapore,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
UP hands over Rs 15-crore draft for flood relief work in Kerala
Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday handed over a bank draft of Rs 15 crore to a representative of the Kerala government as its contribution for relief work in the flood-ravaged state, a government spokesman said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI-ATS team seizes firearm in Maharashtra's Aurangabad
Aurangabad/Mumbai (Maharashtra), Aug 21 (IANS) In a joint operation, the CBI and Maharashtra ATS on Tuesday raided premises in Aurangabad and seized among other things a firearm suspected to be used in the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013, officials said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Standoff between TV artistes, producers in Bengal continues
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The standoff between television artistes and a section of producers in Bengal over the payment of fees continued for the fourth day on Tuesaday even as senior members of the artistes' forum appealed to everyone to resume shooting.
2018-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Lakshay-Shreyasi sixth in mixed trap shooting event
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) India's mixed trap shooting team of Lakshay Sheoran and Shreyasi Singh finished sixth and last at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
New global alliance aims to create 50 mn jobs in India by 2030
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A group of Indian and international partners on Tuesday announced the formation of a coalition that aims to catalyse a mass entrepreneurship movement in India with the aim of creating 10 million new entrepreneurs and 50 million new jobs by 2030.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Railways urges staff to donate one day's salary for Kerala relief work
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian Railways has appealed to its employees to donate one day's salary each towards the Kerala relief fund, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Fire in Bengal jute factory, none injured
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) A fire broke out at a jute factory in West Bengal's Howrah district on Tuesday when the work was going on, but none of the workers was injured, a fire official said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flood relief material from abroad exempted from customs duty, GST: Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Finance, Coal and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the relief material coming from foreign countries for distribution in flood-ravaged Kerala have been exempted from the customs duty and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mental health may not ruin teenagers' friendships: Study
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Teenagers with similar levels of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are more likely to remain friends, but dissimilarites can create incidence instability, a new study has found.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Row over Sidhu's Pakistan visit doesn't subside, Imran defends him (Roundup)
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The row over Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's visit to Islamabad refused to die down with the former India cricketer seeking to underplay his hugging of the Pakistan Army chief and Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan saying that those targeting Sidhu were doing great disservice to peace.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Cyclone warning centre proposed in Thiruvananthapuram
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In the wake of loss of around 370 human lives and widespread destruction due to torrential rains in Kerala and parts of Karnataka, the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences on Tuesday proposed to set up a cyclone warning centre in Thiruvananthapuram.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Chhattisgarh has 1.81 cr voters for assembly poll
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) The electoral roll for Chhattisgarh was published on Tuesday, placing the total number of voters at 1,81,79,435 ahead of assembly polls.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
US deports Nazi camp guard to Germany
Berlin, Aug 21 (IANS) A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard was deported to Germany from the US on Tuesday after years of diplomatic wrangling over his status.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
President greets citizens on Eid-ul-Zuha
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday greeted the citizens of India on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, a major Muslim festival.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
How maple leaf extract can act like Botox
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Fighting hard to retain youthfulness and prevent signs of premature ageing? An extract from the maple tree leaves may help prevent wrinkles, suggests a study.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Greece bailout: Tsipras welcomes end to 'modern-day Odyssey'
Athens, Aug 21 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras travelled to the island of Ithica on Tuesday, where he welcomed the end to his country's very own "modern-day Odyssey" following eight years locked in a bailout framework with international creditors that brought unpopular austerity measures.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Greece,Politics,Business/Economy
'Gumnami Baba' announcement has elicited unbelievable response: Srijit Mukherji
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji is overwhelmed by the curiosity and support he has received ever since he announced his new project "Gumnami Baba", a man who many thought was Subhas Chandra Bose.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BCCI registers new constitution with the Tamil Nadu Registrar of Societies
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Pursuant to the order of the Supreme Court dated August 9, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday registered its new constitution as approved and directed by the Court with the Registrar of Societies of Tamil Nadu in Chennai.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Vajpayee ashes to be immersed in Mahanadi confluence
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) The "asthi visarjan" (immersion of ashes in river) ritual of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be held on Triveni Sangam in Chhattisgarh's town Ranjim on August 23.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Diplomacy Centre's prerogative, BJP tells Punjab Minister Sidhu
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Hitting out at Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for drawing a parallel between his visit to Pakistan and that of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the BJP on Tuesday reminded the former cricketer that diplomacy is the Centre's prerogative, not of an individual Minister.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
ASICS India name cricketers Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar as brand ambassadors
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Sport performance brand, ASICS have roped in Indian fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as their first brand ambassadors in the country, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Wrestler Divya takes Asiad bronze
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian wrestler Divya Kakran took bronze in the women's 68 kilogram freestyle category at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
India reduce England to 84/4 at lunch in 3rd Test
Nottingham, Aug 21 (IANS) India inched closer to victory in the third Test over England after reducing the hosts to 84/4 in their chase of a mammoth 521, at lunch on the fourth day at Trent Bridge here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Breakdown in Blue Line Metro delays trains on route
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Metro's Blue Line going towards Dwarka from Noida and Ghaziabad suffered a breakdown on Tuesday leading to inordinate delay in movement of trains on that stretch and inconvenience to hundreds of passengers.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Swimmer Khade narrowly misses Asiad medal
Jakarta , Aug 21 (IANS) Indian swimmer Virdhawal Khade missed out on a medal by a narrow margin as he finished fourth in the men's 50 metre freestyle final at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
India directs WhatsApp CEO to comply with law of the land
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Sending a stern message to WhatsApp over unabated mob lynchings linked to the spread of misinformation on its platform, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday instructed visiting CEO Chris Daniels to comply with the law of the land and take "suitable" steps to prevent misuse of the instant messaging platform.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
SP, Congress reiterate demand to ban Sanatan Sanstha
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Amidst the ongoing crackdown on right-wing activists by the CBI and ATS, the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday demanded a ban on the Sanatan Sanstha and its leaders.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Badal visits Vajpayee's house to express grief
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday visited the residence of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and expressed his condolences with his family. He described the late leader as a friend of Punjab and Punjabis.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Crocodile, snakes take over Kerala's flooded homes
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) People returning to their flood-battered homes in Kerala from relief camps were are being greeted by snakes and other reptiles and insects.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Naya Raipur to be renamed 'Atal Nagar'
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday announced that Naya Raipur smart city, will be renamed as "Atal Nagar" in honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on August 16 in New Delhi.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Tvesa, Amandeep to battle out in 12th leg of Hero WPG Tour
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) In-form Amandeep Drall, who is on a roll with three wins in the last four events, will battle it out with Tvesa Malik in the 12th leg of the Hero womens pro tour, starting at the Hyderabad golf club here on Wednesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
File status report on plea against Tharoor's bail: HC
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the police to file a status report on a plea for cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in a January 2014 case pertaining to the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lord Shiva's mace reaches Mattan town
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) 'Chhari Mubarak' (lord Shiva's mace) reached south Kashmir's Mattan town on Monday on way to the cave shrine.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Portugal's Sporting CP signs striker Diaby to 5-year contract from Brugge
Lisbon, Aug 21 (IANS) Portuguese club Sporting CP confirmed on Tuesday the signing of striker Abdoulay Diaby from Belgium's Club Brugge on a five-year deal with a 60 million euro ($69 million) buyout clause.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Usain Bolt begins training with Australian football club
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt on Tuesday started his first practice with professional Australian football club Central Coast Mariners.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Asiad 2018: At 16, Saurabh is a phenomenon, feels Joydeep Karmakar
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Moments after Saurabh Chaudhary bagged gold in the Men's 10 metre Air Pistol final at the Asian Games, former Olympian Joydeep Karmakar hailed the teenager's composure and added that he is hopeful of a rich haul from the Indians at the ISSF World Shooting Championships starting later this month.
2018-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Asiad 2018: India men's kabaddi team registers win over Thailand
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) After suffering a shock defeat to South Korea in the last match, the Indian kabaddi team bounced back in style as they defeated Thailand 49-30 in their fourth match of the Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
AI will be everywhere in next 10 years: Gartner
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The rate at which deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is increasing, it will be widely available to the masses in the next 10 years, says a new Gartner report.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Underpaid CEOs tend to engage more in layoffs: Study
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) CEOs who are paid lesser than their peers are four times more likely to engage in layoffs, a new research has found.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
New antibiotic candidate identified in human body
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new antibiotic candidate in the human body, paving the way for developing new drugs that could be used against drug-resistant bacteria.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
People spent 85 bn hours on WhatsApp in 3 months
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Among all the social media platforms, people globally spent a whopping 85 billion hours on the Facebook-owned WhatsApp in the last three months.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
No one questioned Modi's unscheduled visit to Pakistan: Sidhu
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Slamming those who criticised him for hugging the Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said that no one had raised questions about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's unscheduled visit to Pakistan.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Amid flat trade Sensex, Nifty settle at new record closing highs
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices provisionally ended at fresh record closing levels on Tuesday with nominal gains amid a largely choppy trade.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Flash floods kill 11 hikers in Italy
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 11 hikers were killed in flooding caused by heavy rain in the southern Italian region of Calabria, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
UP cabinet okays Bill seeking restoration of anticipatory bail
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday cleared a Bill proposing to restore the provision of anticipatory bail in the state, an official said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Asha Bhosle to pay tribute to four iconic composers
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle will pay tribute to four legendary Indian film music composers -- Sachin Dev Burman, Hemant Kumar, Salil Chowdhury and Rahul Dev Burman -- by performing at The Bengal Tigers, a show to be held here on September 1.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala Police take over relief camps
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Tuesday took over the security of all the relief camps in the flood-battered state, police chief Loknath Behra said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Overall HCP India market grew 23.1% in Q2, HP leads: IDC
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The HCP (Inkjet, laser, SDM and line printers) market in India posted the highest growth (year-on-year) of 23.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2018, with HP (excluding Samsung Print) maintaining its leadership with 40.3 per cent market share and a 5.3 per cent growth (year on year), an IDC report said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Relationships are tough to maintain: Rohit Roy
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Rohit Roy says relationships are difficult to build and even tougher to maintain.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Brides today experiment, risk their wedding look: Designer
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Designer Sumona Parekh says modern day brides don't shy away from experimenting with their looks and replacing the regular colours like red, pink and orange with blue, green and ivory. She says they are risking their wedding look with metallic shades too.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rocket attacks hit Kabul during Ghani's Eid speech
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) A series of rocket attacks shook the Afghan capital on Tuesday during President Ashraf Ghani's address to the nation on the eve of Eid-ul-Zuha.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
HC pulls up Centre for not framing guidelines on e-cigarette
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Coming down heavily on the Central government for its failure to frame any policy on e-cigarette, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought an affidavit indicating a time frame for putting in place a mechanism to regulate the manufacture, import and sale of e-cigarettes.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Pheran, pashmina - get Kashmiri fashion pieces for autumn-winter
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Fill up your autumn-winter closet with Kashmiri fashion pieces like pheran and pashmina to stay warm and chic, say experts.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Microsoft not to accept new Windows 8 apps after October 31
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Microsoft has announced it would stop accepting new apps for Windows 8 from October 31 in an attempt to redirect the focus of app developers towards Windows 10.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
NCW asks Bihar DGP to probe mob assault of woman
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday directed the Bihar police chief to investigate an incident in which a woman was assaulted and stripped by a mob suspecting that she was involved in the murder of a youth.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kurukshetra-Narwana elevated rail line gets nod
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has given in-principle approval for the construction of an elevated railway line in Kurukshetra city on the Kurukshetra-Narwana line to decongest the traffic in the city, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sunny Deol keen to make biopic on dad Dharmendra
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Sunny Deol says he is interested in making a biopic on his father and iconic actor Dharmendra, provided he gets a good writer and director to weave the story of the veteran's life in an interesting manner.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
El Salvador dumps Taiwan, establishes ties with China
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) El Salvador on Tuesday became the latest country to cut ties with Taiwan and establish diplomatic relations with China, acceding that the self-ruled island is not a country.
2018-08-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Four SFA players in Sub Junior football Nationals
Panjim, Aug 21 (IANS) Metals and mining giants Vedanta Limiteds SESA Football Academy (SFA) on Tuesday announced the selection of four of its students for the Sub-Junior National meet.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Luv Sinha's tryst with guns (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Luv Sinha, who is stepping into Bollywood with "Paltan" as an actor, says handling real guns for the shooting of the war drama was not easy.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Imran Khan condemns Kabul rocket attack
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday condemned the rocket attack in Kabul during a speech by Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani to mark Eid-ul-Zuha.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Comply with Indian laws, IT Minister tells WhatsApp CEO
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday told WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels to comply with the Indian laws and take "suitable" steps to prevent misuse of the instant messaging platform in the country.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Punjab Cabinet pays tributes to Vajpayee
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on August 16 in New Delhi.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Shooter Rajput bags silver at Asiad 2018
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput clinched a silver medal in the men's 50 metre Rifle 3 Positions event at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Indian private shipbuilders risk going under: Association
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian private shipbuilders have called for a level playing field in the country, failing which they risk going under jeopardizing the livelihood of more than 11.5 lakh families, the Shipyards Association of India (SAI) said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Kin' is wish-fulfilment movie: Jonathan Baker
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) At its heart, "Kin" is a wish-fulfilment movie, says its co-director Jonathan Baker.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indians in UAE warned against illegal fund raising
Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian expats enthusiasm to help flood victims in Kerala should not lead them to the wrong side of the law on fund raising in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India's Ambassador warned here.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OPPO 'F9 Pro' smartphone launched in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Tuesday launched the latest addition to its popular F-series, OPPO F9 Pro, in India for Rs 23,990.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
People targeting Sidhu doing disservice to peace: Imran Khan
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday thanked cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending his oath taking and called those targeting him in India as "doing great disservice to peace in the subcontinent".
2018-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Pakistan Army chief met me for a minute: Sidhu
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Slamming those who criticized him for hugging the Pakistan Army chief, Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said that Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa met him barely for a minute before the swearing-in of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Aadhaar data breach: HC seeks Centre's response
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to file response on the plea seeking exemplary damages for the losses caused due to leakage of Aadhaar data.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
NOTA can't be allowed in RS polls: SC
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that NOTA (None of the above) option cannot be allowed in the Rajya Sabha elections as it would "wholly undermine the purity of democracy".
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Asiad 2018: India pocket first-ever medal in sepaktakraw
Palembang (Indonesia), Aug 21 (IANS) India got its first-ever medal in sepaktakraw as it settled for a bronze medal after losing to Thailand in the semi-finals of the men's team regu event here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Poor sleep may delay wound healing in diabetics
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) People with Type 2 diabetes who do not sleep well could need more time to have their wounds healed, a new study has found.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
15 arrested after a woman beaten and paraded naked in Bihar
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) A day after a woman was thrashed and paraded naked by a mob in Bihar's Bihiya town in Bhojpur district, the police arrested 15 suspects, but denied that it was a case of mob lynching.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sharifs to spend Eid in jail
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar will spend their Eid-ul-Zuha in jail after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) deferred its ruling on pleas seeking their release.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Exhibition explores themes of equilibrium in world of tech frenzy
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) An exhibition of images and objects in motion, featuring works by 16 Indian and international artists is open at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) here.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Two Nokia smartphones with notched display now in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) HMD Global, that sells Nokia smartphones, on Tuesday launched Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphones with smart Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities in India.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
MTV VMAs 2018: Camila wins top honours, Madonna pays tribute to Franklin
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) "Havana" hitmaker Camila Cabello won the Moon Man trophies for artist of the year and video of the year for the song here at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), where Jennifer Lopez won the coveted Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UP announces cash bonanza for Asian Game medalists Saurabh, Ravi
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh for Meerut resident Saurabh Chaudhary, who bagged gold in the Men's 10 metre Air Pistol final in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Sports
How to wear florals for different occasions
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Floral fashion is never out of trend, but it helps to know how to get it right and not go overboard.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PAC for penalising officials over 'glaring lapses' in Railways' accounting system
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a critical observation on Indian Railways' accounting system, a parliamentary committee has pulled up the national transporter for not following its own rules and regulations for efficient execution of projects and proper accounting of financial transactions.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Tsonga to miss US Open with knee injury
Paris, Aug 21 (IANS) French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has announced his withdrawal from the US Open, which gets underway next week, with a left knee injury.
2018-08-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Cochin airport to open on August 26
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) With the flood waters receding rapidly, the Cochin International Airport, one of the three in Kerala and the busiest, will open on August 26 - after 12 days of closure.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fall/Winter fashion trends for men
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Go for layering and prints and checks to be in vogue during the Fall/Winter season this year.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New Kerala has to be built, UAE to give $100 mn: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) The UAE has pledged $100 million for flood-battered Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Tuesday, adding "a new Kerala" needed to be built following the widespread destruction.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Football tutorial by Papu Gomez in Atalanta's 4-0 win over Frosinone
Bergamo (Italy), Aug 21 (IANS) An outstanding performance by Argentinian forward Alejandro "Papu" Gomez, who scored two goals and provided two assists, handed Atalanta an easy 4-0 win over Frosinone in their opening match of the Italian Serie A season.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Jet scrip trades lower on reports of government probe
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The scrip of Jet Airways traded lower during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday after reports claimed that the government has initiated a probe against the airline.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar turned into 'monster raj': Tejashwi Yadav
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Reports of a woman being paraded naked in a Bihar town prompted Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday to allege the state has been transformed into a 'jungle and monster raj'.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WhatsApp CEO meets IT Minister, promises to sanitise platform
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels on Tuesday met Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and promised to step up action to prevent the circulation of fake news and misinformation on its platform.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Three killed in Bhopal wall collapse
Bhopal, Aug 21 (IANS) A woman and her two children were killed after a wall of a house collapsed here due to heavy rain, police said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ahmed Patel appointed Congress treasurer
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appointed senior leader Ahmed Patel as the party treasurer and Rajya Sabha member Anand Sharma as the chairperson of its Foreign Affairs Department.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 Indian AI start-ups among top 50 in Hammerkopf Asia list
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Three start-ups from India -- Agara Labs, Tricog Health Services and SigTuple -- have made it to AI50, a list of promising start-ups from Asia prepared by New Delhi-based consultancy firm Hammerkopf Consultants LLP.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Tripura officials in Bengal to study rural job performance
Agartala, Aug 21 (IANS) Officials from BJP-ruled Tripura are on a tour to Trinamool Congress-governed West Bengal to study the performance of the rural job scheme MGNREGA, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Vitamin B3 may help treat acute kidney injury
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Oral intake of vitamin B3 could potentially help prevent acute kidney injury that affects 30-40 per cent of all hospitalised adults in the low-income countries, suggests a study, led by a researcher of Indian-origin.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Internet now has 339.8 mn domain names: Verisign
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Global domain names and Internet security major Verisign on Tuesday announced that the second quarter of 2018 saw nearly six million domain name registrations, taking their total number to approximately 339.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs).
2018-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Lenovo India appoints Shailendra Katyal in top role
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Global technology brand Lenovo India on Tuesday announced the appointment of Shailendra Katyal as Executive Director and India PC and Smart Devices Business Group (PCSD) Consumer Leader.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Josie Totah comes out as transgender
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Josie Totah, 17, who has featured in various films and shows like "Glee" , "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and the comedy show "Champions", has come out as a transgender.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Up to Centre, Maharashtra government to decide on Sanatan ban'
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) Banning the Sanatan Sanstha in Goa, whose members have allegedly been linked to the murders of rationalists Gauri Lankesh and Narendra Dabholkar, is the responsibility of the Central government and the state authorities in Maharashtra, state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar told reporters here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cocktail recipes for monsoon season
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) With monsoon comes the occasion to invite your friends to enjoy the nice cocktail recipes so why not make it a little different and tasty.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Update your shoe wardrobe with platforms, pastels
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) There's nothing quite like footwear which provide ease and are in trend too. Go for comfortable platforms in pastels and metallics to put your best foot forward on the fashion front.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Equity indices trade flat after fresh highs; global cues subdue sentiments
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices - S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 - traded on a flat-to-positive note during the mid-afternoon session on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Melania Trump warns against 'destructive' effects of social media
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump spoke out against cyberbullying and also warned of the "destructive and harmful" effects of social media.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Shooter Rajput bags silver in men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) India's Sanjeev Rajput clinched a silver medal in the men's 50 metre Rifle 3 Positions shooting event of the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Microsoft brings end-to-end encryption on Skype: Report
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Microsoft has reportedly rolled out end-to-end encryption for private conversations on Skype that would ensure that the chat content between two people is hidden in both, the chat list and the notifications.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
itel launches 3 new smartphones in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Tuesday launched a dual rear camera smartphone "A45" at Rs 5,999.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Chechnya attacks carried out by young children: Report
Grozny, Aug 21 (IANS) A series of coordinated attacks in Chechnya were carried out by children as young as 11, officials said on Tuesday, blaming a campaign of online recruiting by extremist groups.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA's InSight spacecraft crosses halfway mark to Mars
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) NASA's InSight spacecraft that is en route to Mars, has passed the halfway mark to its destination and all its instruments are working well, the US space agency said.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Twitter roasts Madonna for Aretha Franklin VMAs tribute
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Madonna was set to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, but the speech seemed to be all about herself.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Marathi cinema known for experimenting: Bhalchandra
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Popular Marathi actor Bhalchandra Kadam says Marathi movies have been known for experimenting with interesting subjects and that the entry of Bollywood celebrities has brought in curiosity in the regional cinema.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Asiad 2018: Lakshay-Shreyasi in finals of mixed trap shooting event
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) India's mixed trap shooting team of Lakshay Sheoran and Shreyasi Singh qualified for the finals at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
The only person who can make you feel judged is you, says stripper in her memoir
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Born in San Francisco in 1970, life was anything but planned for Sita Kaylin, who started working as a stripper during her college days to earn money. Fifteen years on and she penned a tell-all memoir that sums up her journey so far -- "Anything But a Wasted Life".
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,IANS Life
Bihar cancels selection of 50 NGOs for running shelter homes
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Bihar has cancelled the selection of 50 NGOs for running shelter homes across the state and announced that the government will run them instead, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India thrash Indonesia to seal semis berth in women's kabaddi
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) In yet another spectacular show, the Indian women's kabaddi team thrashed Indonesia 54-22 in their last group tie of the 2018 Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
'Sorry to Bother You' director slams 'fabricated' 'BlacKkKlansman'
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) "Sorry to Bother You" director Boots Riley has slammed Spike Lees American biographical drama "BlacKkKlansman" in a lengthy essay posted on Twitter, accusing the film of skewing facts to falsely paint law enforcement as heroes.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arshad Warsi's Twitter account hacked
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi says his Twitter account got hacked.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Eva Longoria to play Dora's mother in 'Dora the Explorer'
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria is joining live-action movie "Dora the Explorer". She will portray the mother of the title character.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rocket attack in Kabul during President's Eid speech
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) At least one rocket struck Kabul on Tuesday, followed by several explosions, during an address to the nation by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ahead of Eid al-Adha.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
'What Men Want' gets new release date
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Taraji P. Henson's comedy film "What Men Want", which was scheduled to release on January 11, 2019, will now open on February 8 next year.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump a sign of despair in a very powerful nation: 'Romper Stomper' director
Melbourne, Aug 21 (IANS) Having Donald Trump as President is a "drastic experiment" and a "sign of despair" for a powerful nation like the US, says Australian filmmaker Geoffrey Wright.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Asiad 2018: India's women's recurve archery team ranked 7th
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) India finished seventh in the ranking round of the women's recurve archery event at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
BLS International launches accelerator to nurture Indian start-ups
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) BLS International Services Ltd, one of the world's largest specialist service providers for outsourcing of visa and consular services, on Tuesday kick-started BLS Accelerator -- a start-up nurturing programme to help innovative business attain the right mentoring and scale.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Papillon' to release in India on August 31
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Charlie Hunnam's "Papillon" will release in India on August 31.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Hichki' to release in Kazakhstan on September 20 (Lead, correcting last para)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Rani Mukerji-starrer "Hichki" will release in Kazakhstan with a Russian voiceover on September 20.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kangana to star in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's 'Panga'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) "Nil Battey Sannata" director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's next film is "Panga", which stars Kangana Ranaut as a national level kabaddi player. The actress says she was moved by the story.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Child sexual abuse: Working towards a solution (Comment)
The media is abuzz these days with horrendous stories of child sexual abuse, the most recent incidents being of abuse in shelter homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. While the trauma experienced by the girls will send a chill down the spines of most people, it is disheartening that hardly anyone seems to be concerned about the "why" of these incidents.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Rahul hails people of Suntikoppa as oasis of hope
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hailed the people of Suntikoppa, a small town in Karnataka, for working together to help the flood victims of the state and described them as an "oasis of hope".
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Alibaba-backed Paytm rolls out AI Cloud for India
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) In collaboration with Chinese tech giant Alibaba, digital payments major Paytm on Tuesday launched its AI Cloud computing platform for developers, start-ups and enterprises in India.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Adityanath announces Rs 50 lakh reward for shooter Saurabh Chaudhary
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh for Meerut resident Saurabh Chaudhary, who bagged gold in the Men's 10 metre Air Pistol final in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX580: Intriguing ScreenPad, superior performance (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A major highlight at Computex in Taipei this year was Taiwanese tech major ASUS' ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 -- the main attraction of which is a ScreenPad that is essentially a touchpad composed of an LCD touchscreen placed beneath its trackpad.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
VMAs 2018: Logic makes a statement on immigration policies
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Musician Logic delivered a powerful performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), using a backdrop of immigration illustrated by a US Border Patrol graphic and a t-shirt that read "F**k the wall", referencing President Donald Trumps proposed border-crossing deterrent.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Asiad 2018: Ankita Raina in women's singles quarters
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) Registering her second successive victory, India's Ankita Raina advanced to the quarter-finals of the women's single tennis event of the 2018 Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Tennis
1 killed in UP train accident
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) A man was killed and six others were critically injured early on Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh' Mathura district after being hit by a train, police said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saurabh wins gold, Abhishek gets bronze in Men's 10m Air Pistol
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma bagged the gold and bronze medals respectively in the Men's 10 metre Air Pistol final in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Camila Cabello wins top honours at MTV VMAs
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) American-Cuban singer-songwriter Camila Cabello took home the Moon Man trophies for artist of the year and video of the year here at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jennifer Lopez won the coveted Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Innovation, inclusivity, festivity at heart of Lakme Fashion Week (Curtain Raiser)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) With 90 designers showcasing an array of ensembles at the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week's Winter/Festive edition, the gala will witness a celebration of wedding wear, festive wear and provide a sneak peak of famous Canada-based live entertainment company Cirque du Soliel's show "Bazzar", apart from making a statement on drag culture with a show.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
UAE extends $100 mn for Kerala rebuilding: CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended $100 million as financial assistance to rebuild the flood-ravaged state.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Train hits 5 in UP station
New Delhi/Mathura, Aug 21 (IANS) Five men were critically injured on Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh when they were hit by the speeding Chhattisgarh Sampark Kranti express near Mathura, an official said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'National security also about governance, don't politicise actions of the armed forces' (Book Review)
Book: How India Manages Its National Security; Author: Arvind Gupta; Publisher: Penguin/Viking; Pages: 410; Price: Rs 599
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security
Now IOC targets clothes ironing shops with gas iron boxes
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Energy major Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is now looking at newer market segments with products like gas powered iron boxes for neighbourhood launderers, value added gas for metal cutting units and bigger gas cylinders for rice mills, food factories and hotels, said a senior official.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Most Americans think Trump doesn't hire best people: Poll
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump repeatedly said during the 2016 election that he would "hire the best people" for his administration, but a new poll found that most Americans don't think he delivered on that promise.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rowing: Lightweight four team, Dattu in finals
Palembang (Indonesia), Aug 21 (IANS) India's men's lightweight four rowing team and men's single sculls rower Dattu Bhokanal qualified for the finals at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Facebook partners with NYU to make MRI faster with AI
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Facebook has forged a partnership with the New York University (NYU) on a research project that aims to make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans up to 10 times faster by leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2018-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
A wellness package for a healthy, happy monsoon
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Monsoon is well underway and with today's hectic lifestyles, we often forget to take care of our health. The chances of contracting cold and cough have increased. Infections and viral diseases are on the rise, with diseases transmitted by mosquitoes also being a concern during this time.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Asiad 2018: Saurabh wins gold, Abhishek gets bronze in Men's 10m Air Pistol final
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma bagged the gold and bronze medal, respectively in the Men's 10 metre Air Pistol final in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Capital Float buys finance management app Walnut for Rs 209 cr
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Bengaluru-based lending company Capital Float on Tuesday announced it has acquired Pune-based personal financial management app Walnut for $30 million (nearly Rs 209 crore).
2018-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Congress will get only 9% votes: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the contest in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be between the AAP and the BJP in Delhi as the Congress will only get nine per cent of the total votes.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Soldier injured in ceasefire violation on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was injured on Tuesday in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Series on women fighter pilots on TV soon
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A series titled "Women Fighter Pilots" exploring the lives of India's female combat aircraft pilots will soon beam on Indian television.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Microsoft finds Russian operation targeting US political institutions
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) A group affiliated with the Russian government created phony versions of six websites, including some related to the US Senate, with an aim to hack into the computers of people who were tricked into visiting, according to Microsoft.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Valencia, Atletico open La Liga season with hard-fought draw
Valencia (Spain), Aug 21 (IANS) Valencia and Atletico Madrid battled to a 1-1 draw here in the 2018-2019 La Liga opener for both clubs.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Asiad 2018: Shooters Saurabh, Abhishek in Men's 10m Air Pistol final
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma have qualified for the Men's 10 metre Air Pistol final of the ongoing 2018 Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Microsoft's Minecraft: Education Edition coming to iPads
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Microsoft has extended its Minecraft: Education Edition to Apple iPad that will help students build historic monuments, swim through coral reefs and bring creative stories to life.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Simona Halep withdraws from US Open event due to tendon injury
New Haven (US), Aug 21 (IANS) World top-seeded Romanian Simona Halep withdrew from a US Open tune-up event due to a sore right Achilles tendon, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) said.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Morocco King pardons 450 prisoners
Rabat, Aug 21 (IANS/MAP) Moroccan King Mohammed VI granted pardon to 450 prisoners, including 22 convicted in extremism and terrorism cases, the Justice Ministry announced.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Malta,Terrorism
Liverpool win 2-0 away to Crystal Palace
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Liverpool had to work hard here to defeat scrappy Crystal Palace 2-0 in the finale of the second round of the 2018-2019 Premier League.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Huawei caught using a DSLR to fake smartphone selfies
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei was left embarrassed when an actress from one of its commercials showcasing new Nova 3 smartphone posted behind-the-scene photos on Instagram, revealing a DSLR camera being used to take selfies and not the smartphone.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Spain reaches final of Women's U-20 World Cup
Vannes (France), Aug 21 (IANS) After dreaming of this day for a generation and led by a fabulous Patri Guijarro, Spain finally reached its first Women's U-20 World Cup final with a tough 1-0 victory here over host nation France.
2018-08-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Loved talking to Lenny Kravitz about music, India: Anupam
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher met American singer Lenny Kravitz and he said loved talking to him about music, movies and the magic of India.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
12 killed in J&K road accident
Jammu, Aug 21 (IANS) Twelve people were killed and two injured on Tuesday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district, police said.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equity indices touch fresh highs as rupee strengthens
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) An appreciation in the Indian rupee lifted the key equity indices -- S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 -- to fresh intra-day highs during the morning trade session on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US welcomes Imran Khan's desire for peace with India, Afghanistan
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US has welcomed newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans statement emphasising the importance of peace with India and Afghanistan, a key official said here.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Avicii awarded posthumously at MTV VMAs
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Avicii won a posthomous MTV Video Music Award for best dance song alongside Rita Ora for their collaboration "Lonely Together" here on Monday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Asiad 2018: Virdhawal Khade in Men's 50m Freestyle swimming finals
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian swimmer Virdhawal Khade qualified for the final of the Men's 50 metre Freestyle swimming competition in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Tuesday and the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, the season's average.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
China tightens regulation on live streaming
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese authorities have increased regulation on live stream services, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications (NOAPIP) has said.
2018-08-21
Category: International, China,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Asiad 2018: India thrash Sri Lanka in women's Kabaddi
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing their winning run, the Indian women's Kabaddi team outclassed Sri Lanka 38-12 in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games here on Tuesday.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Proud of 'Golden Girl' Vinesh Phogat, says B-Town
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) As Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar lauded her for proving the strength of India's women.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Search on for man who threatened to shoot Trump
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Law enforcement authorities have launched a search operation for a man who's suspected of threatening to shoot US President Donald Trump, a media report said.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Open office seating more healthy than private set-ups: Study
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) American researchers have found workers in open office seating experience less daytime stress and greater activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
US charges 2 people acting as agents for Iran
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US has charged two people acting as agents for the Iranian government, according to an official statement.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Venezuelans flee to Brazil amid economic uncertainty
Brasilia, Aug 21 (IANS) The number of Venezuelans trying to flee a national economic collapse and migrating to Brazil is rising, an official has said.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
2 Soldiers, 5 civilians killed in Rio army raid
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (IANS) Two soldiers and five civilians have been killed in a military raid here in Brazil.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Tripura to donate Rs 1 cr for flood-hit Kerala
Agartala, Aug 21 (IANS) The BJP-led government in Tripura will donate Rs 1 crore for the relief work in the flood-ravaged state of Kerala.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump 'most likely' to meet Kim again
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said it is "most likely" he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again following their historic summit in June, according to a news report.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chinese shares open higher
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.07 per cent to open at 2,700.34 points.
2018-08-21
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Shooting 'Destination Wedding' was a nine-day affair
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder-starrer "Destination Wedding" wrapped up its shoot in a span of nine days at Dubost Winery in Paso Robles, California.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tokyo stocks open lower
Tokyo, Aug 21 (IANS) Tokyo stocks opened lower on Tuesday as interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve sent the yen higher against the US dollar which negatively impacted exporter issues and dented market sentiment.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Three injured in London tube station shooting
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Three persons have been injured in a shooting incident outside an underground station in London, the police said.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australian PM Turnbull survives leadership challenge
Canberra, Aug 21 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has survived a challenge to his leadership by a senior government colleague.
2018-08-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Trump vows 'no concessions' to Turkey over US pastor
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
US man charged with killing pregnant wife and girls
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) A man in the US state of Colorado has been charged with the deaths of his pregnant wife and their daughters last week.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amarnath Yatra suspended for three days
Jammu, Aug 21 (IANS) The annual Amarnath Yatra was suspended for three days on Tuesday as the authorities decided not to allow any pilgrim to move from Jammu to the Kashmir Valley from August 21 to 23.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
Cheryl treats fans with make-up tips
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Cheryl, who will be seen judging a TV dance talent show "The Greatest Dancer", treated her fans with some beauty and make-up tips.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
US dollar weakens against main currencies
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) The US dollar declined 0.3 per cent as expected trade talks between the US and China eased market concerns.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Three injured in London tube station shooting
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Three persons were injured on Monday night in a shooting outside an underground station in London, the police said.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vivek Mushran thinks web series is the future
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Vivek Mushran, known for featuring in films like "Saudagar" and "Veere Di Wedding", is set to make his debut in the digital world. He feels that web series is the future.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
UN to hold events to commemorate Kofi Annan
United Nations, Aug 21 (IANS) The United Nations will hold events to pay tribute to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who died last Saturday at the age of 80.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Swati Semwal excited about 'Manikarnika...'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) After "Bareilly Ki Barfi" and "Fanney Khan", actress Swati Semwal will next be seen opposite actor Sonu Sood in the historical biopic "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi".
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Snapdeal increases authorised capital to Rs 15 cr
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Jasper Infotech-owned leading e-tailer Snapdeal increased authorised capital from initial capital of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 crore by issuing an additional 8.82-crore shares of Re 1 face value, said business intelligence platform Paper.vc on Monday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
US stocks trade mixed after two strong sessions
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) US stocks traded mixed on Monday with the Nasdaq retreating modestly after two strong previous trading sessions.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Hichki' to release in Kazakhstan on September 20
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Rani Mukerji-starrer "Hichki" will now be released in "Kazakhstan" with a Russian voiceover.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
AAP appoints Durgesh Pathak in-charge of three states
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday appointed Durgesh Pathak, one of the founding members of the party, as in-charge of party affairs in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rs 1,000 crore earmarked for MSME sector in NE: Official
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government has earmarked around Rs 1,000 crore for implementation of various schemes for Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) in the Northeast region during the current financial year, said an official on Monday.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
McGowan 'heartbroken' over sex abuse 'settlement' by Argento
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress-activist Rose McGowan, who knows actress Asia Argento for a while, is heartbroken after hearing about settlement that the latter is reported to have made with an actor who claimed she sexually assaulted him.
2018-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cancellation of 2.93 lakh ration cards intentional defiance: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday took strong exception to the cancellation of around 2.93 lakh ration cards despite objections by Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain and said it was "deliberate and intentional act of defiance" by officials.
2018-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
1.55 crore wireless telecom subscribers added in June: TRAI
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Telecom companies added around 1.55 crore wireless subscribers in the country in June, data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PM intends to use funds on self-promotion: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not declaring floods in Kerala as national disaster, the Congress on Monday said he did not release enough central fund so as to use the money on self-promotion.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Change in RBI Act, new law may be needed for PCR: RBI
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The government may need to amend the Reserve Bank of India Act of 1934 and also bring a special law vis-a-vis setting up of the Public Credit Registry (PCR) to revolutionise the credit sector, an RBI official said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Vajpayee never buckled, showed world 'India is Atal': Modi
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Paying glowing tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the late leader never compromised on his ideology and did not buckle under global pressure even after the nuclear tests in 1998.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Union Minister Tomar's aide commits suicide
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A Personal Assistant of Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar committed suicide early Monday at his residence in south Delhi, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman, son murdered in Delhi; 2 arrested
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A 21-year-old man and his accomplice have been arrested for killing a woman and her son in Delhi, the police said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Australia ties rests on economic, geopolitical congruence: Report
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Australia's long-term economic strategy for India is one of the three pillars on which the bilateral relationship should rest, the other two being geopolitical congruence and people to people contacts, former Australian High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Maruti rolls out new Ciaz with hybrid technology
Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) India's largest auto maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Monday rolled out here a new Ciaz sedan model with hybrid technology.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
3 held for running job racket, duping aspirants of Rs 24 lakh
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested for running a fake government job recruitment racket and duping four applicants in Delhi-NCR of Rs 24 lakh, police said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Happy to be back in party, now I can visit my constituency: Aiyar
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, whose suspension has been revoked by the party, said the suspension had prevented him from visiting his Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu for the past eight-nine months and now he can go to his constituency and nurture it ahead of the general elections in 2019.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kharge again refuses to attend Lokpal selection panel meet
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday again refused to attend the Tuesday meeting of a committee to select the Lokpal, saying he wouldn't do so until he gets the status of a full-fledged member instead of a 'Special Invitee'.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sales offers lift India's July domestic air passenger growth by 21%
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Sales offers on ticket booking sequentially lifted India's domestic air passenger traffic growth by 20.82 per cent in July.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Phogat, shooters climb podium as Indians shine in rowing, hockey, wushu (Roundup)
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold while the shooters bagged two silver medals on the second day of competitions here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Centre submits plan to check drug abuse, says taken concrete steps
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it has finalised the national plan to combat drug abuse amongst children and taken "substantial steps" in the nationwide survey to identify the prevalence of drug abuse across the country and generate a national data base.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Reliance Jio tops Fortune 'Change The World' list
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has been ranked the top company globally in the Fortune's fourth annual "Change The World" list released on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dhruv Pal Godara to captain new team La Pegasus Polo
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Dhruv Pal Godara will lead the new team, La Pegasus Polo, in the 2018-2019 Indian Polo Season, it was announced on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
3rd Test: India set daunting 521-run target for England
Nottingham, Aug 20 (IANS) India declared their second innings at 352/7, setting a target of 521 runs for England to win the third Test with two days remaining at Trent Bridge here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
CS student hangs self during WhatsApp chat with friend
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A 21-year-old student pursuing a Company Secretary (CS) course committed suicide during a video chat on Whatsapp with her male friend in north Delhi, police said on Monday. The man has been booked for abetment to suicide.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Alliance Air commences flights from Kochi naval air base
New Delhi/Kochi, Aug 20 (IANS) State-run Air India subsidiary -- Alliance Air -- on Monday commenced operations from Kochi naval base -- INS Garuda -- with an ATR-72 aircraft to aide the rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JD-U leader wants reservation for poor upper castes
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) A leader of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United on Monday demanded reservation for the poor among the upper castes in the state.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Recipient of brain-dead teenager's kidney dies in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) A city woman who received one of the kidneys of a brain-dead teenage girl from West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district died at a state run hospital here on Monday, three days after the transplant, a hospital official said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
India, Japan reaffirm vow for deeper defence ties, Indo-Pacific stability
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) India and Japan on Monday reaffirmed their commitment for greater bilateral defence cooperation and ensuring a peaceful and stable Indo-Pacific region at the annual defence ministerial meeting here.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Floodwaters receding, Kerala tells NCMC
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Kerala government on Monday informed the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) that the floodwaters in the state had started receding as the rains had abated.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Telangana to send 500 tonnes rice to Kerala
Hyderabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Responding to a request from Kerala, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has asked officials to send 500 tonnes of rice to the flood-hit state.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 2.2 cr interim relief for 5,800 in flood-hit Kodagu
Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Monday announced Rs 2.2 crore interim relief for 5,800 people rescued from flood-hit Kodagu district.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter records 400k tweets on Asiad
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Social media giant Twitter recorded over 400,000 tweets as Indian athletes led by wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat began India's medal rush, by clinching gold medals at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports,Technology
AAP student arm to fight Delhi University students election
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) student wing will fight the upcoming elections of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) with an aim to bring about a positive change in student politics of the university, Labour Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
One million in Kerala camps, aid pouring in: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) Over one million people are now sheltered in 3,274 relief camps in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday, even as rains that have battered the state for a week finally abated.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Disturbing trends in country can hurt national interests: Manmohan
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday took a veiled dig at the Modi government, saying that some "disturbing trends" witnessed in India over the past few years and perpetrated by certain groups can only hurt national interests.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Japanese Defence Minister calls on PM Modi
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) As the Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday, Modi told the visiting dignitary that he looks forward to visiting Japan later this year, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Father looking forward to watching 'Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi': Sonakshi
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha, who is geared up for the release of her new film 'Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi', on Monday said that her father and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha is impressed by its director and looking forward to watch the film.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ban on Muthalik's entry into Goa district extended
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) The North Goa district administration on Monday extended by 60 days the ban on the entry of Mangalore-based Hindu outfit Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik and others.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata Keralities raise funds, relief
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Keralities living here are trying to raise funds and other relief materials to help people in flood-hit Kerala, a member of a city-based Malayali association said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Most wanted dacoit surrenders in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Aug 20 (IANS) Jagan Gurjar, a dacoit with 92 cases of murder, abduction, looting and extortion filed against him, has surrendered to the police in Bharatpur in Rajasthan, it was announced on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India smash Indonesia 17-0 in men's hockey
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India's men's hockey team began its title defence at the Asian Games in style as they fired 17 goals past Indonesia in their first Pool A match to register their biggest win in the continental competition here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Hockey
Rupee strengthens on positive global cues
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Positive global cues on easing trade protectionist measures strengthened the Indian rupee on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mhadei dispute: Goa seeks action against Karnataka officials
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) In a disobedience petition filed before the Mhadei Inter-state Water Disputes Tribunal in the national capital, the Goa government has sought the arrest of officials of the Karnataka government for violation of the adjudicating body's orders.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Australian mission warns of visa scam in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Australian High Commission on Monday warned Indians of a visa scam in Delhi wherein over 50 people had been duped of lakhs of rupees.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Silver linings for Deepak, Lakshay (Shooting Roundup)
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Deepak Kumar and Lakshay Sheoran won silver medals in the men's 10m Air Rifle and Trap events respectively as Indian shooters continued their impressive performance at the 18th Asian Games here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Maldives donates $50,000 for flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Expressing sympathies to the government and people of India over the death and destruction in Kerala floods, the Maldives has announced a donation of $50,000 as a "token contribution in solidarity", the Maldives Embassy here said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK to elect new leader on August 28
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) The DMK on Monday said a meeting of its General Council will be held on August 28 to elect a party President following the death of former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Minutes after Najam's exit, Ehsan named PCB boss
Lahore, Aug 20 (IANS) Minutes after Najam Sethi announced his resignation as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, new Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday appointed former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Ehsan Mani as the new board chairman.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
East Bengal's Kerala recruits rue flood crisis at home
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Goalkeeper K Mirshad is playing for East Bengal in the ongoing Calcutta Football League, but his mind is on the ravaging floods in his home state Kerala where his sister had to leave home.
2018-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Rains abate, flood waters recede as relief pours into Kerala (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) With the rains that battered Kerala for a week finally abating on Monday, water levels dropped in the swollen rivers even as the number of people who have taken shelter in relief camps crossed the one million mark.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bengal to explore aid to MSMEs through SCBs: CM
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Acknowledging that MSMEs have limited access to bank credit, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the state will explore the possibility of extending them financial help through state cooperative banks (SCBs).
2018-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
Coach Dalic makes eight changes in Croatia squad
Zagreb, Aug 20 (IANS) Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic on Monday made eight changes in his latest squad for the upcoming football matches in September.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
Bimstec envoys call for early conclusion of FTA
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of the Bimstec Summit in Nepal this month-end, envoys of the seven-nation regional bloc on Monday called for early conclusion of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member-nations, which is hanging fire for 13 years.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Lowest turnout at Santiago Bernabeu in 9 years as Real Madrid start new season
Madrid, Aug 20 (IANS) Real Madrid may have defeated Getafe 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday night in their first game of the new Liga Santander season, but it seems fair to say that the side have so far failed to capture the imagination of their fans.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Diageo donates Rs 1 crore to flood-hit Kerala
Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) Leading liquor major Diageo India donated Rs 1 crore to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund, the company said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
New health warning images for tobacco product packs
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government on Monday announced to replace the existing health warning images on the packs of cigarettes and other tobacco products with new sets of images for all tobacco product packs, which will be effective from September 1.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Winnability will be sole factor for tickets polls: Odisha Congress
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Niranjan Patnaik on Monday said winnability will be the main focus in the party ticket distribution for the Assembly elections due in 2019.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Najam Sethi quits as PCB chief
Lahore, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi, who was instrumental in ensuring the return of international cricket to the country after he took over four years ago, tendered his resignation on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
One million in Kerala relief centres: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) Over one million people are now sheltered in 3,274 relief camps in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday, even as rains that have battered the state for a week finally abated.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Second edition of T10 League will be bigger, says chairman
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Having made its debut in Dubai last year, the second edition of the newly ICC recognised T10 cricket League, starting later this year will be a much bigger tournament, feels league chairman Shaji Ul Mulk.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: India lead by 438 runs at Tea on Day 3 vs England
Nottingham, Aug 20 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli (93 not out) led from the front as India had scored 270/3 at tea, taking their overall lead to 438 runs on the third day of the third Test against England here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Roma midfielder Gonalons joins Sevilla on loan
Rome, Aug 20 (IANS) AS Roma midfielder Maxime Gonalons joined Sevilla on a one-season loan, the two football clubs announced on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Can there be affirmative law to protect leprosy patients' rights, SC asks Centre.
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre if it favoured a comprehensive law for affirmative action to protect the rights of leprosy patients necessary to remove stigma resulting in their ostracizing from the society.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 21%
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 20.82 per cent in July, official data showed on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mercy plea pending before Governor for 2 years: Rajiv's killer to SC
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A life convict in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case told the Supreme Court on Monday that no decision has been taken by the Tamil Nadu Governor on his mercy petition pending before him for over two years.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Veteran batsman Laxman to publish autobiography in November
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Westland Publications Pvt. Ltd. on Monday announced the acquisition of former Indian cricketer V.V.S. Laxmans autobiography.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
As flood water recedes, fear of epidemics looms over Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) As Kerala continues to battle the worst flood disaster, it faces yet another fear: epidemics.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Include all Indians in NRC list: Bengali refugees' body
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) The Joint Action Committee for Bengali Refugees (JACBR) on Monday demanded the inclusion of all Indians in the draft NCR in Assam and grant of citizenship rights to those who arrived in the country on or before December 31, 2014.
2018-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
Maoists torch four vehicles in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 20 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas on Monday set on fire four vehicles at bauxite mines in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kerala floods: Officers contribute Rs 1.5 lakh, one-day salaries
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The DANICS Officers Association on Monday announced a donation of Rs 1.5 lakh and contribution of one-day salaries by its members for the Kerala flood survivors.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Why not declare Kerala floods a national calamity: AAP asks Modi
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not declaring Kerala's devastating floods a national calamity.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC 'surprised over Punjab spending from CAMPA funds to pay lawyer'
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday frowned over reports that the Punjab government allegedly spent Rs 86 lakh from the Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) funds to pay lawyers' fee to defend a deforestation case before the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rowing: India's quadruple sculls team, Dushyant in finals
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India's quadruple sculls team and Dushyant entered the finals in rowing competitions of the 18th Asian Games here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
HCL introduces AI-powered testing automation platform
Noida, Aug 20 (IANS) Software major HCL Technologies on Monday launched an artificial intelligence (AI)-based "HCL Turbo", an end-to-end testing automation platform aimed at communication service providers.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Odisha IAS, IPS officers to contribute 1-day salary for Kerala
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) The IAS and IPS officers in Odisha have decided to contribute their one day's salary to help the flood-affected people of Kerala.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Centre declares Kerala floods as 'calamity of severe nature'
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The central government has declared the devastating Kerala floods as a "calamity of severe nature".
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Reinsurance premium may go up for flood risk cover
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Even as different estimates of losses suffered by Kerala in the monsoon floods are doing the rounds, general insurance experts on Monday said that there will certainly be an increase in the premium charged by reinsurers for covering flood risks.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Maharashtra sends medical team to Kerala, hawkers too donate
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) A team of 110 doctors from Mumbai and Pune left by an Air India flight on Monday with medical relief supplies to help the flood victims in Kerala, an official said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Leasing activity up 45% across metros in Jan-June 2018: Report
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Leasing activity in the logistics and warehousing sector across seven major cities in India rose by 45 per cent during January-June 2018, on a year-on-year basis to around 10 million square feet, a CBRE report said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi HC seeks Centre's response to industrialist Singhal's plea
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre to respond to Bhushan Steel's erstwhile promoter Neeraj Singhal's plea against his arrest by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO).
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asiad 2018: Indians advance in tennis competition
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Indian tennis players enjoyed a successful day at the 18th Asian Games with Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ankita Raina registering comprehensive victories in their respective matches here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Tennis
Share of imported non-coking coal consumption to fall to 13.4% in FY23: Crisil
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Share of imports in non-coking coal consumption is expected to fall to 13.4 per cent in the financial year (FY) 2023 from 19.6 per cent in 2017-18, said a report released on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CJI, SC judges to contribute Rs. 25,000 each towards Kerala relief fund
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Chief Justice of India and judges of the Supreme Court are contributing Rs 25,000 each towards Kerala flood relief fund. The money will be deposited in the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC reserves verdict on e-nomination in Bengal panchayat polls
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on a plea by the West Bengal State Election Commission challenging the Calcutta High Court order allowing e-nominations for the panchayat elections in the state, as the apex court once again declined to lift its stay on the notification of results of candidates elected unopposed to rural local bodies.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Palghar arms seizure: Ex-Sena corpoator-cum-financier nabbed
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Continuing its investigations into the August 9 arms seizures in Palghar, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) nabbed former Shiv Sena corporator Shrikant Pangarkar from Jalna, official sources said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Airtel crosses 10 mn subscriber mark in Punjab
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) Telecommunication service provider Bharti Airtel said on Monday that it has become the first mobile operator in Punjab to cross 10 million subscriber mark.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Indian and Pakistan troops traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Evolutyz plans to up headcount to 2,000
Hyderabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Evolutyz Corp, a leading next-generation IT products, platforms, and services company, plans to increase its headcount to 2,000 and triple the market cap by 2020.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Manipur 'extra-judicial killings': SC seeks status report from SIT
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the CBI's Special Investigation Team (SIT) to file a status report on the alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur by the Army, Assam Rifles and the state police.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Kerala needs electricians, carpenters, plumbers: Alphons
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Saying flood relief was running "very well", Union Minister K.J. Alphons said on Monday that Kerala needed thousands of electricians, carpenters and plumbers to repair and rebuild damaged homes and buildings.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
SC notice to Centre, states on plea to make sports part of fundamental right
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Centre, state governments and Union Territories on a PIL seeking directions to make sports a part of the Fundamental Rights as well as promotion of sports education in the country.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Name Rohtang tunnel after Vajpayee: Himachal Cabinet
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Monday urged the Centre to name one of the world's most challenging upcoming motorable projects at 3,000 metre above sea level after the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Samir Kochhar starts preparing for army officer role
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Samir Kochhar is set to play an army officer in an upcoming web series. He says he has started preparing for it.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Nick Jonas' 'Lovebug' leave Indian orphan girls 'love struck'
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) American singer Nick Jonas left a group of orphan Indian girls "love struck" by singing his song "Lovebug" for them, says his fiancee and actress Priyanka Chopra.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
High bad cholesterol ups death risk even for healthy: Study
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) People who are young and healthy may still be vulnerable to the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they have higher levels of bad cholesterol, according to a new research.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Asiad 2018: India in Sepaktakraw semis, assured of first-ever medal
Palembang, Aug 20 (IANS) India were assured of its first-ever medal in Sepaktakraw as they entered the semi-finals of the mens team Regu event after finishing second in Group B here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
All India traders strike against Walmart-Flipkart deal: CAIT
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday called for an all India traders strike against the Walmart-Flipkart deal on September 28.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sensex, Nifty touch record levels as rupee recovers (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Positive global cues on easing trade protectionist measures along with an appreciation in the Indian rupee lifted the key equity indices -- S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 -- to settle at fresh high levels on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NGT forms panel to decide fate of Vedanta's copper smelter
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday formed an expert committee headed by a retired judge to decide whether to allow Vedanta Limited to open its Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin, which was shut by the Tamil Nadu government on environmental grounds.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Out of sight but never out of mind: Modi on Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Paying glowing tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the late leader's popularity was so immense that he remained alive in people's memories despite being completely away from the public life for the last 10 years of his life.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Real Madrid resume training after victorious La Liga opener
Madrid, Aug 20 (IANS) Real Madrid's squad resumed training on Monday at the club's sports city after defeating Getafe 2-0 in their 2018-2019 La Liga season opener, their first La Liga match under new Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
IIT-PAL lectures to be available on mobile: Javadekar
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) IIT-PAL lectures will now be available on the 'Swayam' platform and can be accessed on mobile phones anytime, the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Education,Human Interest/Society
I don't follow any fashion trend: Vaani Kapoor
Noida, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor considers herself to be a "decent dresser", but says she doesnt like to follow any fashion trend.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Asiad 2018: Wrestler Vinesh bags historic gold
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat on Monday became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold after she defeated Japan's Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women's Freestyle final here.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Eat strawberries, improve gut health
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Eating strawberries at a dose equivalent to as low as three quarters of a cup may reduce colonic inflammation and improve gut health, a study has found.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Facebook donates Rs 1.75 crore for Kerala flood victims
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook is donating $250,000 (nearly Rs 1.75 crore) for relief work in Kerala, which has been battered by torrential rains, floods and landslides, leaving over 300 dead amid massive destruction, the company said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Anil Ambani writes to Rahul on Rafale deal, says party has been misinformed, misled
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani has written to Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying that the party has been "misinformed, misdirected and misled" by malicious vested interests and corporate rivals on the offsets related to the Rafale fighter jet deal.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Unlike now, government, opposition were close in Atal era: Azad
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) In an apparent dig at the Narendra Modi government, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said there was "no distance, as it is today" between the government and the opposition in Vajpayee's era.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nirav Modi in UK, CBI seeks extradition
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) With the Interpol confirming the presence of fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted in the Rs 13,500-crore PNB fraud, in the United Kingdom, the CBI on Monday moved to seek his detention and extradition to India, an official said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
FC Goa to travel to Spain for pre-season
Panjim, Aug 20 (IANS) FC Goa will travel to Spain on Wednesday for pre-season ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) football season, a statement from the western club said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
Asiad 2018: Wrestler Vinesh bags historic gold
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat on Monday became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold after she defeated Japan's Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women's Freestyle final here.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
India needs to improve its wage policies for inclusive growth: ILO
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Monday said that India needs to improve its wage policies to promote "inclusive growth" even as low pay, gender wage gap and informality remain pervasive.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Indian men's badminton team loses to Indonesia in quarters
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India's men's badminton team lost 1-3 to hosts Indonesia in the quarter-finals of the 18th Asian Games here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Badminton
Maharashtra sends medical team to Kerala, hawkers donations
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) A team of 81 doctors from Mumbai and Pune left by an Air India flight on Monday with medical relief supplies to help the flood victims in Kerala, an official said here.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala CPI asks Minister to return from Germany
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) The Kerala unit of CPI on Monday admonished Forest Minister P. Raju from the party for leaving for Germany last week when the state was in the grip of devastating floods and directed him to return immediately.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
3rd Test: Pujara, Kohli take India's lead to 362 at lunch on day 3
Nottingham, Aug 20 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara (56) and skipper Virat Kohli (54) helped India take their overall lead to 362 at lunch as India were 194/2 in their second innings on the third day of the third Test against England here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Four Japanese basketball players expelled from Asian Games
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Four players have been expelled from Japan's men's basketball team at the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia for allegedly hiring sex workers, the Japanese Olympic Committee said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Other Sports
Kerala floods should be declared national disaster: Antony
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) Congress Working Committee (CWC) member A.K. Antony on Monday demanded that the Centre immediately declare the Kerala floods as a national disaster.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi for 'constructive engagement', Pakistan says no dialogue on table
New Delhi/Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to his new Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan that India desires "constructive engagement" with Islamabad but Pakistan quickly clarified that there was no offer of a bilateral dialogue.
2018-08-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
SC to hear plea on AFSPA dilution on September 4
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on September 4 a plea by a group of serving Army officers against the dilution of AFSPA that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for their actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Northern states, Chandigarh join hands against drugs
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) In fight against narcotic drugs, northern states on Monday unanimously decided to set up a common secretariat, to be based in Panchkula near here, for data and information sharing, which was critical to the joint action.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ola enters UK, rides in South Wales
Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Monday forayed into the UK market by launching its services in South Wales, the company said in a statement.
2018-08-20
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
India U-16 boys lose to Oman 1-2 in football friendly
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) After finishing the WAFF U-16 Championship at the second spot above defending AFC U-16 Champions Iraq, Jordan and Yemen, India U-16 boys went down 1-2 against Oman in a friendly football fixture played in Turkey.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
India wants constructive engagement with Pakistan, Modi tells Imran
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan expressing Indias commitment to build good neighbourly relations and pursue meaningful and constructive engagement with Islamabad.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
'Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota': Manly attempt to define masculine space
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Once Salman Khans heroine in "Maine Pyar Kiya", Bhagyashree's son Abhimanyu is now out to make his quirky debut as a boy-man who cant feel any physical pain.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Abuse victims' outcry more powerful: Pope Francis
Vatican City, Aug 20 (IANS) Pope Francis on Monday released a letter addressing recent revelations of a decades-long clerical sexual abuse scandal in the US, in which he said that the outcry of victims was more powerful than all the measures meant to silence them.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Milk at breakfast can help manage diabetes risk
Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) If you are diabetic, then consuming milk at breakfast can help lower blood glucose level throughout the day, suggests a study.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Youth commits suicide in Delhi church
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A 26-year-old youth committed suicide at the Vailankanni Church here, with his family claiming he was forced to take the step due to tension over borrowed money, police said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fishermen refuse Rs 3,000 for saving lives
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) A leader of fishermen, who have won widespread praise by rescuing hundreds caught up in the Kerala floods, on Monday refused to accept Rs 3,000 offered to each member of the community by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Turkish lira depreciates after credit rating downgrade
Ankara, Aug 20 (IANS) The Turkish lira on Monday continued the bearish path of recent days, following last week's announcement by the credit rating agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's (S&P) that they had downgraded Turkey's sovereign credit rating.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy
Changes proposed for online certificate for low I-T deduction
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government on Monday invited comments on proposed changes to income tax rules for rationalising the process of certificate issuance for no deduction of income-tax or deduction at lower rates, and to take it online.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trap shooter Lakshay clinches silver medal
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India's shooter Lakshay Sheoran won the silver medal by finishing second, while compatriot Manavjit Singh Sandhu finished fifth in the men's trap final at the 2018 Asian Games here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Carcasses disposed of in Kerala
Kochi, Aug 20 (IANS) Health officials on Monday began disposing of carcasses after numerous animals became victims of the worst ever floods to hit Kerala.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala floods: Bengal migrant worker appeals to Mamata for help
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) A migrant worker from West Bengal, stranded in the flood-ravaged Kerala, has made an appeal to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to rescue him and others like him.
2018-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stellar launches free data recovery consultation service for Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Data recovery solutions provider Stellar on Monday announced free data recovery consultation service for people affected in flood-ravaged Kerala and other states, after it received multiple service requests from these areas.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Australia urged to free children from forced detention
Canberra, Aug 20 (IANS) Australian advocates and politicians are campaigning to free 119 children from forced detention on a Pacific Island, amid warnings that the health of several young refugees is quickly deteriorating.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights
Equity indices end at record closing levels; Nifty50 closes above 11,500 (Third Lead)
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Positive global cues and recovery in the Indian rupee lifted the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 to provisionally end at record closing highs on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Akshay Kumar gets Instagram mememto on 20 mn followers
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who has become the first male Bollywood Actor (Male) to score 20 million followers on Instagram, received an Instagram memento for the milestone.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Rajiv Gandhi was a true visionary, says Riteish Deshmukh
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) On former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 74th birth anniversary, actor Riteish Deshmukh remembered him as a "true visionary".
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Optimistic about Mars Opportunity rover, says NASA
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) There's reason to be optimistic about Mars Opportunity rover that has been silent since June 10, after getting caught in a massive dust storm on the Red Planet that cut off solar power for the nearly 15-year-old rover, NASA said in a statement.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Keralite in Oman loses job for insensitive social media post
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) A Keralite working in Sultanate of Oman in a supermarket has been terminated from his job following a highly insensitive post he wrote in the wake of the worst-ever floods in the state.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tanla Solutions buys Karix Mobile for Rs 340 crore
Hyderabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Cloud communications company Tanla Solutions on Monday announced to acquire mobile engagement platform Karix Mobile and its wholly-owned subsidiary Unicel from GSO Capital Partners for Rs 340 crore.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Heather Locklear returns to social media
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) "Dynasty" star Heather Locklear, who was on a social media break amid her legal and personal struggles, has returned to the online platforms for the first time in four months.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Evergreen textures, colours to accentuate your space
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Banish monotony from your abode and bask in the resplendent glory of an array of eclectic hues and textures that will instantly elevate any space.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Youth commits suicide in Delhi church, police say no suicide note found
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A 26-year-old youth committed suicide in Vailankanni Church in south Delhi's Khan Market area, with his family claiming he was forced to take the step due to tension over some borrowed money, police said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire breaks out at AIIMS, no casualties
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A nursing room at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here caught fire on Monday. There are no casualties, the fire office said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
How to incorporate natural ingredients in skincare regime
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It is very important to decipher the ingredients in the product you use in your day-to-day skin care regime. As the skin is continuously exposed to such ingredients it will greatly affect the skin health, so make sure you are adding more such ingredients in your day-to-day life.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
There's no harm in being choosy: Vivek Dahiya
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Vivek Dahiya, known for TV shows like "Ye Hai Mohabbatein" and "Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se", believes there is no harm in being choosy.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Book depicting Farhan as Milkha not part of Bengal school curriculum
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) After filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar pointed out a "glaring error" made in a West Bengal school book which depicted him as legendary athlete Milkha Singh, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien on Monday said the book was not part of government schools' curriculum.
2018-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Trap shooter Lakshay clinches silver medal
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India's shooter Lakshay won the silver medal by finishing second in the men's trap final at the 2018 Asian Games here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Case filed against Sidhu for hugging Pakistan Army Chief
Aug 20 (IANS) A case was filed against cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in a Bihar court on Monday for insulting Indian Army by hugging Pakistan Army Chief at the swearing-in of Imran Khan as Prime Minister of that country.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trudeau to run for re-election in 2019
Ottawa, Aug 20 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has formally announced his bid to run for re-election in the 2019 legislative polls.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Techstars accelerator to invest $120,000 each in 10 Indian start-ups
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Global entrepreneurial mentoring network Techstars on Monday announced to open its first mentorship-driven accelerator in Bengaluru to nurture Indian start-ups in the emerging technologies.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
In UP, BJP likely to ride on Vajpayee's name in run-up to 2019 LS polls (News Analysis)
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Will the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the run-up to the 2019 general elections, ride on the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday after a prolonged illness aged 93?
2018-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Lodge FIR on UP police app soon
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh police is planning an app for the people of the state to lodge first information reports (FIRs), even against unnamed persons, soon, an official said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assocham opens N.America office to boost trade ties with US
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) on Monday said it has opened a North America representative office with a view to strengthening Indian industry's presence in the US.
2018-08-20
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Afghan Taliban kidnap 170 passengers
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Taliban militants on Monday kidnapped 170 passengers after they launched an ambush on three buses on the highway connecting Kunduz province to Takhar, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Nakash to do cameo in 'Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala'
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Nakash Aziz will do a cameo in "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala". He will play himself in an episode of the TV show.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
4,320 rescued in Kodagu; rescue work in final phase
Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 20 (IANS) About 4,320 marooned people have been rescued till Monday morning in flood-hit Kodagu district in Karnataka as the rescue work entered its final stage in search of nearly 50 persons reportedly missing or stranded, an official said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Aditi roped in as face of Ritu Kumar's 'Beautiful Hands' line
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari has been featured in Ritu Kumars Autumn-Winter 2018 collection line titled 'Beautiful Hands'. The actress recalls the time when she used to spend hours in the designers house.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC notice to Uttar Pradesh government on sanction to prosecute Adityanath
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Uttar Pradesh government on a plea challenging an order of Allahabad high Court order which had dismissed a petition seeking prosecution of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a hate speech case of 2007.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shots fired at US embassy in Turkey
Ankara, Aug 20 (IANS) Several shots were fired at the US Embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Monday but no casualties have been reported, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exhibition shows anti-colonial sentiments in Australian aboriginal art
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A series of 102 indigenous artworks by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, with the oldest dating back to the 1800s, are being exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) here till Sunday, and reflect undercurrents of anti-colonial resistance.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ruchir Sharma's book on Indian elections ahead of '19
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A global investor and writer of highly acclaimed books, Ruchir Sharma, will be publishing "Democracy on the Road", which is said to provide an insightful account of how Indian democracy works.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bengal drawing up schemes for promoting renewable energy : Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the state government is drawing up major schemes for promoting renewable energy including solar.
2018-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Asiad 2018: Vinesh storms into final; Sakshi, Pooja lose in semis
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Wrestler Vinesh Phogat ensured India of at least a silver medal after storming into the finals of the women's freestyle 50 kilogram category at the 2018 Asian Games here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Musharraf seeks presidential-level security to appear before court
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Monday sought presidential security to appear before a court here in a high treason case citing threats to his life.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Delhi court grants bail to Virbhadra Singh's son
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A court here on Monday granted bail to former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya who has been accused of money laundering.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akhilesh urges people to donate for Kerala
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday appealed to the people of Uttar Pradesh and his party workers and leaders to extend all possible help to flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vintage cameras, turn-of-the-century images on display in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) An exhibition of vintage cameras and some turn-of-the-century images that throw light upon the life of a former Nepalese Prime Minister opened for public viewing at the India Habitat Centre here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Centre again changes Eid holiday to August 22
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Withdrawing its earlier statement, the Centre on Monday announced a change in the holiday for Eid-ul-Zuha, saying central government offices located here will remain closed on August 22 in place of August 23.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Five dead in J&K accident
Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) Five pilgrims were killed and eight injured on Monday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brothers killed in UP accident
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Two brothers were killed when their car collided with a truck on Monday in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district, police said
2018-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mobiistar appoints new VP for sales in India
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Vietnam-based smartphone maker Mobiistar on Monday appointed Hardeep Singh Johar as the Vice President for Sales (North and East) in India.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Apple kills '25,000' illegal gambling apps in China
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) Apple has reportedly removed 25,000 gambling apps from its App Store in China that flouted the local Internet policies.
2018-08-20
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Hundreds stranded, 4,320 rescued in Karnataka
Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 20 (IANS) Even as hundreds remained stranded on hilltops in towns and villages in flood-hit Kodagu in Karnataka, an official said 4,320 marooned people have been rescued till Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Huge explosives haul in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 20 (IANS) A huge cache of explosives suspected to be meant for Maoist guerrillas was recovered from Jharkhand's Pakur district on Monday, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Need continued, uninterrupted dialogue with India: Pakistan's Foreign Minister
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that there was a need of "continued and uninterrupted" dialogue with India, which was the only way forward for the two neighbours to resolve outstanding issues.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Tipper lorries the most sought after in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) Speeding monster tipper lorries carrying granite stones and sand were a dreaded sight for any pedestrian in Kerala, yet in the large flooded areas of the state, these are the vehicles which people look for transport as well as for bringing the much-needed relief material.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Decoded: Who influences language skills in kids
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Ever wondered which language of the two -- maternal or paternal -- has a stronger influence on your child? According to a study, while vocabulary is influenced by the father, the understanding of sounds is derived from the mother.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Faster, safer lab score to diagnose heart attacks developed
Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a simple laboratory score which is safer and faster at diagnosing patients who visit the emergency department with heart attack symptoms.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appeared before an accountability court here for the hearings of the two remaining corruption references against him.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nadal stays atop of ATP rankings, Djokovic jumps 4 positions
Madrid, Aug 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,040 points.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
'Veere Di Wedding' director working on sex comedy
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) "Veere Di Wedding" director Shashanka Ghosh is working on a web series which will explore the topic of sex but on a lighter note.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prince albums get released across digital platforms
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Twenty three of late singer Prince's catalogue titles and "Prince Anthology: 1995-2010" (a newly-curated anthology of 37 essential tracks from the era) are now available across various streaming services and digital service providers.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lana Del Rey defends Israel gig
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) As singer Lana Del Rey's announcement of her first performance in Israel elicited a backlash, she defended her decision saying she believes music is universal and is a tool to bring people together.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Asiad 2018: Wrestlers Vinesh, Pooja, Sakshi enter semis
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India's Vinesh Phogat, Pooja Dhanda and Sakshi Malik ensured a medal each after registering comprehensive wins to advance to the semi-finals of their respective weight categories in women's freestyle wrestling at the 2018 Asian Games here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Asiad 2018: Apurvi Chandela bows out of women's 10m Air Rifle finals
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Shooter Apurvi Chandela bowed out of the women's 10m Air Rifle finals as she finished fifth in the category here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018
Nila Madhab Panda can't get over love for Delhi (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Director Nila Madhab Panda loved shooting his film "Halkaa" in Delhi, and says the team got a lot of love and support from the people of the capital city.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Claire Holt announces her second marriage
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) "The Vampire Diaries" actress Claire Holt has married beau Andrew Joblin, a real estate executive.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Antidepressant can delay ageing of brain cells: Study
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Administering commonly used antidepressant fluoxetine to mice helped restore youthful flexibility to their ageing brain cells, showed a study.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Trend Micro's 'virtual patching' to protect firms against cyber attacks
Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) Cybersecurity solutions leader Trend Micro on Monday announced a non-disruptive approach called "Virtual Patching" to help its customers shield vulnerabilities in critical systems until a security patch is available.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress demands suspension of BJP's Gaurav Yatra
Jaipur, Aug 20 (IANS) The Congress in Rajasthan has demanded suspension of the ongoing statewide Gaurav Yatra by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje alleging misuse of government machinery.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Snapchat's new redesign for Android in testing phase
San Francisco, Aug 20 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat is reportedly testing the new redesign on Android that the company plans to introduce very soon, the media reported.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Mile 22' was shot in 42 days
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Director Peter Berg says it was a remarkable experience to shoot "Mile 22" in just 42 days.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not here to repackage movies that others are doing: Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor has his goals set when it comes to choosing films -- a script that reads new to him. He says that he is not here to revamp movies that others have been doing for long.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Alwar lynching: SC seeks Rajasthan's response
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Rajasthan government to apprise it of the action the state has taken in a lynching case in Alwar district in July.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress in Manipur remembers Rajiv Gandhi
Imphal Aug 20 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Manipur remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary at a solemn function held on Monday in the party office in Imphal.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Asiad 2018: Indian women's badminton team crash out in quarters
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India crashed out of the Asian Games womens badminton team event on Monday after going down 1-3 to a formidable Japan in the quarter-finals here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Shane Warne's memoir to be out in October
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A memoir of legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the finest bowlers in the history of the game, will be published in October.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Art/Culture/Books
Debut authors come to fore in DSC Prize
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) About 30 per cent of the 88 entries received for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018 are by first-time authors, highlighting the proliferation of debut novelists writing about the region.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Nirav Modi in UK, CBI seeks extradition
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, is in the United Kingdom, the Interpol has confirmed, prompting the CBI to seek his extradition, officials said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Sensex, Nifty hit record highs on firm global cues, rupee recovery
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices of the S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 touched fresh record levels on Monday, supported by firm global cues and a recovery in the Indian rupee.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Now, mobile app for India's border roads developers
Pune, Aug 20 (IANS) A mobile phone application has been launched that will benefit thousands of personnel serving in remote areas to help develop and maintain the countrys robust border infrastructure.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Defence/Security
Thousands of Shiva devotees throng UP temples
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of Shiva devotees thronged temples across Uttar Pradesh on the final Monday of the Hindu holy month of Shravan as police kept a close watch and assigned drones to check any untoward incidents.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Defence/Security
2 Haryana youths detained over attack on Umar Khalid
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Delhi Police has detained two youth from Haryana for their murderous attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid, days after their self-confession video went viral, an officer said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
First-ever live interaction on Canada's Arctic threats
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) If you are a student or a citizen scientist and curious to understand how waters of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago have been changing as a consequence of the warming trend over the Arctic circle. Here is an opportunity!
2018-08-20
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife
Never intended to make 'Laila Majnu' when I wrote it, says Imtiaz Ali
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who has written the story of the upcoming film "Laila Majnu" along with his brother Sajid Ali, says he initially didn't intend to make it into a film.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Filmmaker Vipul Shah recovering from dengue
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Popular Bollywood filmmaker Vipul Shah, who has been suffering from dengue, is recovering well and will be discharged from a hospital here by Tuesday, says his actress wife Shefali Shah.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple's Amsterdam store closed after iPad battery explosion
San Francisco, Aug 20 (IANS) An Apple store in Amsterdam has been temporarily closed after an iPad battery exploded and released harmful chemical substances, the media reported.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Asaid 2018: India lose women's team badminton QF
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian women badminton team is out of the medal race in the 2018 Asian Games as they lost 1-3 to Japan in the Women's Team quarterfinal event here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018
16 ministers from PM Imran Khan's cabinet sworn-in
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Sixteen members of newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's 21-strong cabinet took oath at a ceremony held on Monday at the President House here.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kerala floods: Challenge shifts from rescue to relief
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) As rescue operations in Kerala on Monday entered its final stages, the biggest challenge before the authorities in the flood aftermath turned into managing the over 5,500 relief camps housing more than 7,00,000 people across the state.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Not here to repackage movies that others are doing: Actor Harshavardhan Kapoor
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor has his goals set when it comes to choosing films -- a script that reads new to him. He says that he is not here to revamp movies that others have been doing for long.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National
15 injured in J&K accident
Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) Fifteen people were injured on Monday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident

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