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Girl fights back against phone snatcher, gets robbers arrested
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A 19-year-old girl here fought back against a bike-borne robber who tried to snatch her mobile phone, enabling his arrest as well as his other two accomplices, police said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Teenaged rape victim gives birth to baby in school, accused arrested
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl, who had been repeatedly raped by a neighbour, prematurely delivered a baby in her school bringing the crime to light, police said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi hosts dinner for Mukherjee, presents memento
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and presented him a memento on the occasion.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pro-Kannada activists warned against breaking law
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Supporting the cause of Kannada and the right to promote the local language, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Praveen Sood on Saturday however warned pro-Kannada activists against violating the law while opposing use of Hindi on signboards in the city.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal teacher murders wife, arrested
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) A teacher in West Bengal's East Burdwan district who hired hitmen to murder his wife but then went and committed the crime himself has been arrested, police said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smashers take lead over Maharashtra in UTT tie
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Dabang Smashers took a commanding 8-4 lead over DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches with some solid display in the 10th tie of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Real Madrid's Modric takes jersey No.10
Madrid, July 22 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric will wear jersey No.10 in the 2017-18 football season after Colombian James Rodriguez recently moved to Bayern Munich, the UEFA Champions League winners confirmed on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Erdogan urges Israel to end restrictions at Al-Aqsa Mosque
Ankara, July 22 (IANS) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday condemned Israel's excessive use of force against Palestinians in East Jerusalem, urging an immediate end to its new restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Fake call centre racket busted, seven held
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A fake call centre racket, which duped people by giving false hopes of doubling their money within a short time, has been busted here and seven persons arrested in this connection, police said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Deportivo La Coruña sign Hoffenheim's Schar
Coruña (Spain), July 22 (IANS) Hoffenheim defender Fabian Schar has completed signing for Spanish football club Deportivo La Coruña for four seasons after undergoing the medical check up on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Congress legislator in Kerala arrested for sexual harassment, sent to judicial custody (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday arrested, a day after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide earlier this week. A court here sent him to 14 days judicial custody.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Am excited, look forward to make ATK champions: Sheringham
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Declaring that he was both excited and enthusiastic, new ATK head coach Teddy Sheringham on Saturday said he was looking forward to combining with compatriot and team technical director Ashley Westwood to ensure the third Indian Super League (ISL) title for the side this year.
2017-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Congress forms three-member observers team for Odisha
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Congress has formed a three-member team of observers to assess the political situation in Odisha, the party said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chelsea embarrass Arsenal 3-0 in Beijing's 'London derby'
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) Chelsea played the pre-season friendly with intensity more like the traditional London football derby as they outclassed Arsenal 3-0 at the Bird's Nest here on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
AC Milan thrash Bayern Munich 4-0 in pre-season warm-up
Shenzhen (China), July 22 (IANS) Bayern Munich were taught a football masterclass of fast attack on Saturday when they succumbed 0-4 to AC Milan and suffered the second consecutive loss in the International Champions Cup tournament.
2017-07-22
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Zeliang expands ministry, inducts 8 NPF, 2 BJP members
Kohima, July 22 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang on Saturday expanded his ministry, inducting eight Naga People's Front (NPF) and two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Nitish meets Rahul amid tensions in Grand Alliance
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi here and discussed the widening rift in the state's ruling Grand Alliance over the corruption allegations against Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vijaya Bank net up 57 per cent in Q1
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) State-run Vijaya Bank Ltd on Saturday reported a Rs 255 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering a 57 per cent annual growth from Rs 162 crore in the same period a year ago.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Talk of new Pakistan PM just speculation, says Minister
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Amid talk that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may have to quit over the Panama Papers case, Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday said the notion of appointing a new Prime Minister was just a speculation.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
De Bruyne backs Lukaku to succeed at Man United
Manchester, July 22 (IANS) Belgium forward Kevin De Bruyne has heaped praise on compatriot Romelu Lukaku, saying he will succeed at Manchester United because he believes he is the best player in the world.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
CAG report on defence shortages disturbing: Congress
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Describing as "disturbing" the CAG report which highlighted that the Indian Army is battling critical shortage of ammunition, especially for its tanks and artillery, the Congress on Saturday accused the NDA government of taking defence very lightly.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Singaporean Deputy PM calls on Modi
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Visiting Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and discussed the potential for bilateral collaboration in banking, digital finance, tourism, and innovation, an official statement said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
CBI takes up probe in Shimla gang rape case
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The CBI on Saturday took up the sensational gang rape and murder case of a school girl in Shimla that has led to massive protests in the hill state.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya CM launches grassroots football programme
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma officially launched a statewide football grassroots development programme 'Mission Football' amid much fanfare at the packed Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
India, Bangladesh to establish new waterways using the Brahmaputra: Minister
Agartala, July 22 (IANS) The Indian and Bangladeshi governments have undertaken an ambitious project to establish a new waterway between the two neighbours using the mighty Brahmaputra river, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said here on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha traders' body for boycott of Chinese products
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) Amid growing border tensions with China, the Federation of All Odisha Traders' Association (FAOTA) on Saturday urged the public to boycott Chinese products.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Shinde replaces Soni as Congress in-charge of Himachal
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday appointed party veteran and former Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde as in-charge of Himachal Pradesh in place of party General Secretary Ambika Soni.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Police arrest one in Dhule gangster hacking case
Dhule (Maharashtra), July 22 (IANS) The police on Saturday made the first arrest in connection with the brutal hacking of a notorious criminal Rafiuddin Shaikh alias Guddya in Dhule, an official said here.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE banks federation launches initiative to handle customer complaints
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Banks Federation (UBF) has announced that it has secured the support of the Central Bank for its initiative that aims to develop a unified framework to handle customer complaints.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy
ATK finances to be unaffected by split with Atletico Madrid: Goenka
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Indian Super League champions Atletico de Kolkata seems to be focusing more on its shorter form ATK after snapping ties with Atletico Madrid, with its principal owner Sanjiv Goenka saying on Saturday that the divorce would have no impact on the financials as the Spanish giant never paid a "single penny".
2017-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Deadline for filing Composition levy extended to Aug 16
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Going slow on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) transition to ease concerns of businesses, the government on Saturday said it has extended the deadline for filing intimation for Composition Scheme levy up to August 16.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Shweta Mehta wins 'MTV Roadies Rising'
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Haryana-based Shweta Mehta was on Saturday announced the winner of popular stunt based reality show "MTV Roadies Rising".
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress running away from its promises in Punjab: AAP
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab's main opposition AAP on Saturday said that the Congress government in the state was running away from the promises that it made before coming to power in March this year.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Telangana official probing drug racket gets threatening calls
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) Telangana police have launched an investigation into threat calls received by Excise Enforcement Director Akun Sabharwal, who is heading the probe into the drug scandal.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reddy, Chinappa shine at national racing tourney
Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), July 22 (IANS) Anindith Reddy from Hyderabad kept his wits about him after a bad start to post a fine win in the MRF FF1600 race as did Bengalurus Deepak Paul Chinnappa who scripted his third consecutive victory in the premier Indian Touring Cars class at the Indian National Racing Championship at the MMRT track here on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Atletico's Juanfran, Augusto, Vrsaljko given all clear
Madrid, July 22 (IANS) Atletico Madrid footballers Juanfran Torres, Augusto Fernandez and Sime Vrsaljko received medical discharge on Saturday to travel with the Spanish club to Mexico.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Hezbollah registers gains against al-Nusra Front on Lebanese border
Beirut, July 22 (IANS) Hezbollah registered gains on the second day of its operation against the Al Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front entrenched on the outskirts of the border town of Arsal, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Lebanon,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Three girls injured in bid to escape from shelter home, another missing
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A minor girl is missing and three others were injured -- all aged 16 to 17 years -- after they tried to escape from a shelter home here, the city police said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only "partially achieved" the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Veteran Congress leader Shivajirao Patil dead at 92
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Congress leader, freedom fighter and former Maharashtra Minister Shivajirao Girdhar Patil, who was father of late National Award winning actress Smita Patil, died at a private hospital here on Saturday. He was 92.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
AU calls for free, peaceful elections in Kenya
Nairobi, July 22 (IANS/MAP) The African Union (AU) electoral observation mission has called for free, fair and peaceful general elections in Kenya on August 8.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Diplomacy
Rana-Ashwin, Nataraj win at Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare
Pune, July 22 (IANS) The ninth edition of Maruti Suzukis annual southern motorsports rally, Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare concluded in a grand finale here on Saturday with Team Maruti Suzukis Suresh Rana and Ashwin Naik winning the Ultimate Cars category and T. Nataraj in Ultimate Bikes.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Motorsports
Congress 'cleanses' Assam college over RSS' training camp
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday "cleansed" with milk a college located at Mariani in Assam's tea-rich Jorhat district after the college authorities allowed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to organise a training camp in the campus.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Religion,Education
Need data protection law soon: Nandan Nilekani
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Former UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani on Saturday said that India needed a data protection law "as soon as possible" as it is a "fundamental thing" so that the users can demand from the domestic or foreign companies to share their data when needed.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP jealous of Mamata's popularity, says Trinamool
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Saturday hit out at the BJP for making disparaging comments about party supremo and state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "out of spite".
2017-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata daydreaming about dislodging Modi: Javadekar
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday lambasted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her call to "dislodge" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was due to her "frustration" as more and more people of the state were moving towards the BJP.
2017-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Haryana to tag stray cattle, impose fines
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday announced it has decided to tag stray cattle in the state and impose fines on people who let their cattle loose on the roads.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
IPL gets a new COO
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday appointed Hemang Amin as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Asean Jubilee Friendship Game held in Vietnam
Hanoi, July 22 (IANS) Within the framework of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs held the Asean Jubilee Friendship Game here on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
BJP will win at least 150 seats in Gujarat, says Amit Shah
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday asserted that his party will win over 150 out of the total 182 seats in the Gujarat assembly elections due later this year.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
PM expresses grief over loss of lives in Udaipur bus accident
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed grief over the loss of lives when a bus overturned near Udaipur in Rajasthan on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala BJP distances itself from medical college scam
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the BJP on Saturday distanced itself from an alleged medical college scam involving state party leaders.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IABC launches India national chapter
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Indian American Business Council (IABC) on Saturday launched its India-based "national chapter" to provide a platform for micro, small, and medium sized enterprises to expand their businesses.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pranab Mukherjee to be given farewell in Parliament on Sunday
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee will be given a farewell by Members of Parliament on Sunday in the Central Hall of Parliament.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sunanda Pushkar's son moves HC, questions Swamy's locus standi
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Shiv Menon, stepson of former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, on Saturday moved an application before the Delhi High Court challenging the locus standi of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who has sought a time-bound court-monitored probe into his mother Sunanda Pushkar's mysterious death.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shortage of ammunition: Army can't fight full scale war
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Indian Army is battling critical shortage of ammunition, especially for its tanks and artillery, and 121 out of the total 152 types of munition do not meet the minimum levels needed to fight a full-scale war, the government auditor has found.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
No competition with Mohun Bagan, East Bengal: ATK owner
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchisee Atletico de Kolkata's (ATK) principal owner Sanjiv Goenka on Saturday said his team was not competing with city football giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, and saw no problem regarding allotment of home ground with the two big domestic leagues -- ISL and I-League -- slated to be held parallel this year.
2017-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Senior Congress leader Shivajirao G. Patil dead at 92
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader, freedom fighter and former Minister Shivajirao Girdhar Patil, popular in political circles as 'Dadasaheb' died at a private hospital here on Saturday, an official said. He was 92.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Dravid ruled out, Zaheer decision pending on India coaching role: CoA chief
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Former captain Rahul Dravid has been ruled out of overseas tours with the India team while the issues over the contract of former star pacer Zaheer Khan are yet to be sorted out, Committee of Administrators (CoA) Chairman Vinod Rai announced on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tom Cruise's film in legal trouble over plane crash deaths
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) The producers of Tom Cruise-starrer "American Made" are being sued by the families of
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Nigeria orders arrest of Boko Haram leader 'dead or alive'
Abuja, July 22 (IANS) Nigeria's army chief Lt General Tukur Buratai on Saturday directed his troops to capture Abubakar Shekau, self-styled leader of the Boko Haram sect, "dead or alive", a statement said.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Nigeria,Terrorism,Defence/Security
BCCI announces cash awards for India eves
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) On the eve of Sunday's Women's World Cup final against England at the Lord's in London, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh for each member of the Indian team for their performance.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Collector admits to EVM 'malfunction' in RTI reply
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Despite claims to the contrary by the Election Commission of India (EC), a concrete instance of an electronic voting machine (EVM) "malfunction" in Maharashtra has been conclusively established, information obtained under RTI revealed here on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Egypt's Sisi inaugurates largest military base in Mideast
Cairo, July 22 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday inaugurated the largest military base of the Middle East in Alexandria, the media reported.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Egypt sentences 28 to death for murder of ex-top prosecutor
Cairo, July 22 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences against 28 people over the murder of a former public prosecutor in 2015, the media reported.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata metro evaluates GST impact on East-West project
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) is evaluating the possible impact of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the estimated cost of its East-West project in the city, a top company official said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Demonetisation, GST will reduce cash in system: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that generation of cash will become difficult as a result of demonetisation coupled with the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Mithali's girls have given women's sport a big fillip (Column: Just Sport)
Whether they win the World Cup on Sunday or not, Mithali Rajs dashing girls have done enough to give womens sport in the country a shot in the arm.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chris Brown sues concert organiser citing extreme 'emotional distress'
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown, who has sued the concert organisers over a 2015 incident in the Philippines, has now claimed that he went through emotional distress because of that.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kunal Kapoor channelises his 'restless energy' in acting
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor says he channelises his restless energy in acting.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jr. NTR rings in son's b'day on sets of Bigg Boss Telugu
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Actor Jr. NTRs son Abhay Ram turned two on Saturday. He paid his father a surprise visit along with his mother and some family friends on the sets of Telugu Bigg Boss, a source said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Indian hockey eves lose to Ireland, finish 8th at HWL Semis
Johannesburg, July 22 (IANS) India conceded two goals in as many minutes in the final quarter as they lost 1-2 to Ireland in the 7th/8th placement match of the Womens Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final here on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Hockey
Man held for masturbating while ogling German woman in Delhi
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A 32-year-old man has been arrested for masturbating publicly while ogling a German woman pursuing her Ph.D here, police said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Maternal high-fat diet may affect kids' mental health
New York, July 22 (IANS) Babies whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet during their pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, a study has warned.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
VVIP security for Lalu, Rabri withdrawn at Patna airport
Patna, July 22 (IANS) In another setback after the CBI raids, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his wife and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi will no more enjoy the privilege of direct access to Patna airport or be provided VVIP security at the airport premises, officials said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Flood-forecasting network non-operational, notes CAG report
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India's flood forecasting stations network was largely non-operational with 222 out of 375 telemetry stations not working, said a CAG report.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Taliban chief's son among bombers killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 22 (IANS) The son of the Taliban chief was one of the three suicide bombers who died earlier this week while attacking Afghan security checkposts in Helmand province, the terror group's spokesperson confirmed on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Golfers Lahiri, Shiv miss cut at British Open
Southport (England), July 22 (IANS) Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur missed the weekend cut at the British Open after they scored three-over 73 each in the second round and finished tied 78th.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Kerala Congress MLA arrested for sexual harassment, stalking
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday arrested, a day after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide earlier this week.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi-based musicians to highlight human rights violations in Darjeeling
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Delhi-based bands like Parikrama and Bipul Chettri & The Travelling Band are set to perform here on Sunday to highlight the violation of human rights in Darjeeling.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
SP leader dies after heart attack at meeting chaired by Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) A senior Samajwadi Party leader Uma Shankar Chowdhary passed away after suffering a massive heart attack on Saturday during a meeting being chaired by party president Akhilesh Yadav at the party office.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Money flow into financial savings increased post note ban: Viral Acharya
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Post demonetisation, there has been a visible channelising of money towards financial assets like insurance and mutual funds, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Film with Sharwanand will roll from October: Sudheer
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Director Sudheer Varma, fresh from the success of Telugu revenge thriller "Keshava", will next team up with actor Sharwanand for a yet-untitled Telugu project, which will roll from October.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Shilpa Shetty to walk for Monisha Jaising at ICW 2017
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who is one of the fittest names in the industry, is going to turn showstopper for designer Monisha Jaising at the India Couture Week (ICW) 2017.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ATK unveil Sheringham as new coach
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) on Saturday unveiled newly-appointed head coach Teddy Sheringham and technical director Ashley Westwood for the 2017 season.
2017-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Congress MLA Vincent arrested for sexual harassment, stalking
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday taken into custody after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who had attempted suicide earlier this week.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
The 'Idea of India' and how our public intellectuals define it
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The world's largest democracy is witness to debates on a range of issues and noted public intellectuals from across the political spectrum -- Left, Right and Centre -- have shared their thoughts in two recent books.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,IANS Life
White House new Communications Director expresses 'love' for Trump
Washington, July 22 (IANS) The new White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, whose hiring led to the resignation of Press Secretary Sean Spicer, has wasted absolutely no time in getting on the President's good side by expressing his "love" for Donald Trump, whom he called a "hack politician" in 2015.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Depression may alter brain structure
London, July 22 (IANS) An individual suffering from depression may be at an increased risk of developing changes in the structure of the brain associated with communication and thinking skills, researchers say.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa...' winner wants to balance between Bollywood, indie music
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Golden Voice Hunt" winner Arpita Mukherjee, who got a Bollywood break with a "Mubarakan" song this year, says she strives to achieve a balance between the Hindi film industry and independent music.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Probe BJD's dubious funding in Odisha: Opposition
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) The opposition Congress and BJP on Saturday accused the ruling Biju Janata Dal in Odisha of receiving "dubious funding" and demanded declassification of the party's financial transactions.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Striker Morata signs for Chelsea in five-year deal
London, July 22 (IANS) Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said that Spain striker Alvaro Morata will be the first choice to lead their attack after he joined the capital football club from European football champions Real Madrid on a five-year deal.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bingo Technologies unveils two new fitness bands
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Consumer electronics accessories player Bingo Technologies on Saturday launched 'F1' and 'F2' waterproof fitness bands that are compatible with all devices featuring Android and iOS through Bluetooth 4.0 and below.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Prisoner bites private part of fellow inmate in UP jail
Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) A prisoner in Hardoi jail of Uttar Pradesh was badly injured after a fellow inmate bit his private part, police said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Avoid bowling spin to Harmanpreet, Hussain advises English eves
London, July 22 (IANS) On the eve of Sunday's ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's here against India, former England men's team skipper Nasser Hussain advised the hosts not to employ spinners against all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, who smacked a 115-ball unbeaten 171 against Australia to help the women-in-blue reach the summit clash.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Delay by Railways in electrification projects: CAG
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) came down heavily on the Railways for the delay in processing, assigning and completing the projects for electrification.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Eight J&K cops beaten up by army men, police register FIR
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Eight Jammu and Kashmir policemen, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were beaten up by some army men in civvies when asked to stop at a check post in Ganderbal district.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Delhi government doubles honorarium for Anganwadi workers, helpers
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to double the honorarium of around 22,000 Anganwadi workers and helpers here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Women's World Cup final: Upbeat India aim to stun England (Special to IANS)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Having finished seventh in the last edition of the Women's World Cup, India will fancy their chances of emerging champions of this edition when they face England in the final at Lord's in front of a sellout crowd here on Sunday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Dunkirk': Beyond any critical evaluation (Movie Review, Rating: *****)
Film: "Dunkirk"; Director: Chistopher Nolan; Starring: Fion Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh; Rating: *****
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NITI Aayog accused of practising 'financial blockade' against Tripura tribal body
Agartala, July 22 (IANS) A top official of the Left-ruled Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) has claimed that at the behest of the BJP-led central government the NITI Aayog has begun a "financial blockade" against the autonomous body by not releasing funds regularly.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kashyap, Prannoy, Manu-Sumeeth in US Open semis
Anaheim (California), July 22 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, H.S. Prannoy and the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy entered to the semi-finals of the US Open Grand Prix here.
2017-07-22
Category: India, California,Sports,Badminton
NASA issues safety tips to view solar eclipse
New York, July 22 (IANS) People who plan to view the solar eclipse should check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic safety standards, NASA has recommended.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Rasjasthan MP collapses during meeting with Shah
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) A senior BJP leader and former minister in the NDA government, Sanwarlal Jat, on Saturday collapsed while attending a meeting of party MLAs and MPs with BJP President Amit Shah.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
State panel raps Fadnavis government for delay in financial aid to farmers
Nagpur (Maharashtra), July 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a state-government panel on Saturday questioned the massive delays in disbursing Rs 10,000 'immediate relief' as part of a farm loans waiver scheme announced to protesting farmers over a month ago.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Facebook coming with 'modular' smartphone?
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) In an application filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Facebook is exploring the development of a 'modular electromechanical device' (read smartphone) which will allow users to add different components onto a device.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Chota Rajan's sharp shooter arrested in UP
Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) A dreaded sharp shooter of underworld don Chota Rajan was arrested by a team of the Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh police from Faizabad on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Death hasn't intervened: S.H. Raza's rich legacy lives on (July 23 is iconic artist's 1st death anniversary)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) It's been a year since famed Indian artist S.H. Raza's death on July 23. A legend in the true sense of the word, he popularised Indian concepts and iconography globally and built an impressive legacy of modern art.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Designers craft music video to celebrate 'Global Indian Women'
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Designer Pooja Bhutani and her entrepreneur husband Gaurav Bhutani have announced the launch of "Elysian Desire- Frame '2' Fame Sydney", a music video that celebrates global indian women along with ace Photographer Akash Das and director Vishal Chaturvedi.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India, SLC President's XI practice match drawn
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) The two-day warm-up game between India and Sri Lanka Board President's XI ended in a tame draw here on Saturday with most of the visiting batsmen, including skipper Virat Kohli (53) spending ample time in the middle ahead of the first cricket Test starting at Galle on Wednesday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Kriti 'super' excited to see 'Sushant in Space'
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon, rumoured to be dating her "Raabta" co-star Sushant Singh Rajput, is super excited to see him "flying high" and he being in space.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Martial law to be extended in Philippine's Mindanao
Manila, July 22 (IANS) Members of the Philippines' Senate and Congress on Saturday voted for extending the martial law on the island of Mindanao until the end of the year.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Emergency declared in New Zealand due to floods
Wellington, July 22 (IANS) New Zealand on Saturday declared a state of emergency in several parts of South Island that have been affected by heavy floods.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Being in TV industry is constant struggle: Additi Gupta
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actress Additi Gupta, currently seen on the show "Ishqbaaz", says it is always a constant struggle to be in the television industry.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
FIR against Principal in Jharkhand student's suicide
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) A day after a class 11 student committed suicide in Jharkhand, parents of the boy on Saturday registered an FIR against the Principal and Vice Principal of the school, police said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Nithari rape-murders: Koli, Pandher held guilty in killing of woman
Ghaziabad, July 22 (IANS) In one of the Nithari serial rape and murder cases, a local CBI court on Saturday held businessman Maninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surender Koli guilty of rape, murder, abduction and criminal conspiracy in a case relating to the killing of a 20-year-old woman.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I've been described as a stuntman: Actor Ryan Reynolds
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds says his doctor described him as a "stuntman" when he broke his neck.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rob Kardashian returns to social media
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Reality TV personality Rob Kardashian has returned to the social media following a legal tussle with model Blac Chyna, his ex-fiance.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
French defender Zouma joins Stoke City on loan
Stoke-on-Trent (England), July 22 (IANS) French international defender Kurt Zouma has joined English Premier League (EPL) football club Stoke City from reigning league champions Chelsea on a season-long loan.
2017-07-22
Category: India, England,Sports,Football
11 die in China road accident
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) Eleven persons were killed and nine injured when a bus with 19 onboard collided with a truck in China's Hebei province, an official said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bolt wins 100 metres at IAAF Diamond League meet
Monaco, July 22 (IANS) Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt held on to win the 100 meters while China claimed a shock victory in men's 4x100m relay at Diamond League meet here.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
Inadequate cold storage facilities for vaccines in 4 states
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have inadequate cold storage facilities for vaccines, a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has revealed.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Google denies desktop homepage revamp claims
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Google has denies reports it is planning to revamp the desktop version of its Google.com homepage.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US withholds aid to Pakistan over 'insufficient' counterterrorism action
Washington, July 22 (IANS) The Pentagon has said it will not give Pakistan the remainder of a key US military reimbursement fund allotted to the country for 2016 due to Islamabad's insufficient counterterrorism action.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'India's smart cities' plan can adversely impact environment'
London, July 22 (IANS) The Indian government's vision to create 100 new smart cities to support the rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment, a study has warned.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Tollywood being targeted in drug case, says Ram Gopal Varma
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) Leading filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has accused the Prohibition and Excise Department of Telangana of targeting Tollywood celebrities in a drug racket case, but a top official trashed his allegation.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Liverpool seal Andy Robertson move from Hull City
London, July 22 (IANS) Scotland international Andy Robertson put pen to paper on a long-term contract with Liverpool, the English Premier League (EPL) football club announced on its website.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Goli Soda' franchise very close to heart: Vijay Milton
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Cinematographer-filmmaker SD Vijay Milton, who has commenced work on the sequel to his highly successful 2014 Tamil actioner "Goli Soda", says the franchise is very close to his heart.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kangana finds Saif's open letter on nepotism 'disturbing'
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who started the nepotism debate by labelling filmmaker Karan Johar as its "flag bearer" during his chat show, says she found the open letter by her "Rangoon" co-star Saif Ali Khan on the subject "disturbing".
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Panel demands accountability for delay over farm loan waivers
Nagpur, July 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a state government panel on Saturday questioned the massive delays in disbursing Rs 10,000 "immediate relief" as part of a comprehensive farm loans waiver scheme, announced over a month ago.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Confident India eye maiden Women's World Cup glory vs England (Preview)
London, July 22 (IANS) On a high after a sensational semi-final win against world beaters Australia, the Indian eves are battle-ready to script history when they take on three-time winners England in the ICC Women's World Cup final at the sold-out Lord's here on Sunday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Uncertainty over global climate fund may impact adaptation (Comment)
The disagreement between the US and the other 19 countries at the recent G20 summit at Hamburg has put a question mark over the sustainability of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the primary tool to help developing countries move away from fossil fuels and adapt to climate change impacts.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
ITF hands Ilie Nastase 3-year ban for Fed Cup remarks
Madrid, July 22 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation handed Romania's Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase a three-year ban and a fine for his recent conduct.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Anil Kumar Raturi is new Uttarakhand police chief
Dehradun, July 22 (IANS) Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Anil Kumar Raturi was on Saturday named the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttarakhand.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
BJP legislator Mathura Prasad Pal dead
Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) After a long battle with cancer, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Mathura Prasad Pal died on Saturday in Mathura.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Telegu actor Tarun appears before SIT in drug case
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) Telegu actor Tarun appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket on Saturday, officials said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't let your fit mode dry out this monsoon
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Fitness is not just a habit, it is a lifestyle; one that requires commitment and dedication so dont let monsoon dampen your spirits. Some quick and easy steps like working out indoors or getting few simpler exercising devices can do the trick for you, say experts.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Your car may contain harmful pollutants: Study
New York, July 22 (IANS) If you thought driving a car on a heavily polluted road may be safe, think twice. According to a new study, car cabins contain extremly high levels of some harmful particulate matter, twice the amount previously thought.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
8 Ghaziabad cops suspended over custodial death
Ghaziabad, July 22 (IANS) Eight policemen of Sahibabad police station here have been suspended after they were found guilty of a custodial death, an officer said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'The Black Prince': Strong subject poorly executed (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "The Black Prince"; Director: Kavi Raz; Cast: Satinder Sartaaj, Shabana Azmi, Amanda Root, Jason Flemyng, Atul Sharma, Rup Magon, Sophie Stephen; Rating: **
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Apple working with Chinese firm on electric car batteries
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Apple is secretly working with a Chinese battery manufacturer on automotive battery research and development, indicating its continued pursuit of its electric car project.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Linkin Park cancels upcoming tour
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Rock band Linkin Park's members have cancelled their upcoming tour in the wake of their lead singer Chester Bennington's death.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Mamata daydreaming about dislodging Modi: Javadekar
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday lambasted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her call to "dislodge" Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused her of "disturbing" communal harmony.
2017-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Uruguayan international Christian Stuani signs with Girona on 3-year contract
Madrid, July 22 (IANS) Uruguayan international Christian Stuani has signed a three-year contract with Spain's Girona FC, the newly promoted La Liga football club reported on their website.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Shruti's visit to Golden Temple an 'unbelievable' experience
Amritsar, July 22 (IANS) Actress-musician Shruti Haasan made a brief visit to the Golden Temple here and found the experience unbelievable.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nitish Kumar to meet Rahul Gandhi on Saturday evening
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday evening as well as attend a farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, JD-U sources said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Zambia withdraws from hosting 2019 U-23 Africa Cup tourney
Lusaka, July 22 (IANS) Zambia has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, the country's football governing body said, citing economic reasons.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Frankfurt sign Netherlands international Willems
Berlin, July 22 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt have signed defender Jetro Willems from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, both football clubs confirmed in an official statement.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Hertha Berlin extend with midfielder Darida
Berlin, July 22 (IANS) Hertha Berlin have extended the contract of midfielder Vladimir Darida ahead of schedule, the Bundesliga football club announced.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Gayathrie deserves more challenging roles: Arumuga Kumar
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Debutant director Arumuga Kumar, who has roped in actress Gayathrie for a pivotal role in upcoming Tamil adventure comedy "Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solrena", believes she deserves more challenging roles.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
A smart ring to control your smartphone
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) In a bid to provide a convenient solution for those with sight or hearing problems, tech start-up Origami Labs has launched a smart ring that gives hands-free control of a smartphone.
2017-07-22
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology
Ex-Brazil midfielder Doriva sacked by Atletico Goianiense
Rio de Janeiro, July 22 (IANS) Former Brazil midfielder Doriva has been sacked as coach of Brazilian Serie A football club Atletico Goianiense after a poor run of results.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
US airstrike kills 16 Afghan policemen
Kabul, July 22 (IANS) Sixteen police personnel were killed in a US-led coalition forces airstrike in Helmand province of Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Chapecoense sign Ecuador duo on loan
Rio de Janeiro, July 22 (IANS) Brazilian football club Chapecoense have confirmed the signing of Ecuador international midfielders Fernando Guerrero and Cristian Penilla on loan.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Should journalists protect national interest or publish and be damned? (Comment: Special to IANS)
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's fate hangs in the balance on unexplained finances, most specifically for apartments he acquired on London's most expensive stretch, Park Lane, facing Hyde Park. I visited the most prized of these apartments on October 15, 1999, days after Gen. Pervez Musharraf ousted him in a coup on October 12.
2017-07-22
Category: International, India,Media,Opinion/Commentary
Not (only) cricket: Playing a second innings in love (Book Review)
Title: Man of Her Match; Author: Sakshama Puri Dhariwal; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 299
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
8 Ghaziabad cops suspended over custodial death
Ghaziabad, July 22 (IANS) Eight policemen of Sahibabad police station here have been suspended after they were found guilty of a custodial death, an officer said on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Robot finds possible melted fuel in Fukushima reactor
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) An aquatic robot introduced to the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has captured images of what appears to be melted fuel, with further exploration due to take place on Saturday, the plant's operator said.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security
'Lipstick Under My Burkha': Bold but not beautiful(IANS Review, Rating: ****)
Film: "Lipstick Under My Burkha"; Director: Alankrita Shrivastava; Starring: Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur; Rating: ****
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
President-elect Ram Nath Kovind gets Secretaries
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Sanjay Kothari, Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board, was on Saturday appointed as Secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind, an official statement said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
1 killed in Bihar's rail overbridge collapse
Patna, July 22 (IANS) One person was killed and three others injured when an under-construction rail overbridge collapsed on the railway track at Bihar's Sasaram railway station on Saturday, police said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
NASA invites citizen scientists to explore solar eclipse
New York, July 22 (IANS) NASA has invited citizen scientist to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones during the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21 and pass through the US.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Actively working towards clean political funding: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government was actively working towards providing a system of clean political funding.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
6 J&K cops beaten up by soldiers in civvies
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Six Jammu and Kashmir policemen, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were on Saturday beaten up by some soldiers in civvies in Ganderbal district, police sources said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nine killed in Rajasthan road accident
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) At least nine persons, including six women, were killed and 22 injured when a bus overturned near Udaipur in Rajasthan on Saturday morning, police said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kovind as President: Not a tectonic shift (Column: Political Circus)
Only the naive will believe that the elevation of a Dalit, Ramnath Kovind, as the President is of seminal importance either for the community or for the party which chose him.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Rain ends dry spell in UP's Braj area
Agra, July 22 (IANS) An hour-long downpour on Saturday ended the dry spell in the Braj area of Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Actively working towards clean political funding: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government was actively working towards providing a system of clean political funding.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Don't think I'm a feature film director: Designer Tarun Tahiliani`
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Tarun Tahiliani, one of India's favourite bridal designers, has made a whole series of "very nice short vignette films" on fashion but says he doesn't see himself going behind the camera to helm a feature film.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
UK to introduce drone registration
London, July 22 (IANS) The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Prince George photo marks fourth birthday
London, July 22 (IANS) An official portrait of Prince George has been released to mark his fourth birthday taken at Kensington Palace ahead of his birthday on Saturday, the media reported.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
'Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russian ambassador'
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the Russian Ambassador to Washington Sergey Kislyak to discuss campaign-related matters and policy issues important to Moscow during the 2016 presidential election, according to US intelligence intercepts.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) It was a cloudy Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.8 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Microsoft using lawyers to tackle top Russian hacking group
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) US Tech giant Microsoft is going after a Russian hacking group believed to be connected to the country's intelligence agency GRU and behind several high-profile cyber attacks including on the NATO and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was injured on Saturday in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, defence sources said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Apple appoints Deirdre O'Brien new VP of People
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Apple has appointed Deirdre O'Brien as Vice President of People, who will report to CEO Tim Cook.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump warns Iran of 'serious consequences' over detained Americans
Washington, July 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has warned Iran of "new and serious consequences" if it does not release imprisoned American citizens, a White House statement said.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Polish senate approves controversial SC overhaul
Warsaw, July 22 (IANS) Poland's senate on Saturday approved the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party's controversial Supreme Court reform bill, which has sparked protests in the country and warnings from the European Union (EU).
2017-07-22
Category: International, Poland,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
1,180 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) A fresh batch of over 1,100 pilgrims left here on Saturday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, an official said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security
UN chief express concern over Jerusalem violence
United Nations, July 22 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the situation in the Old City of Jerusalem, where three Palestinians were killed and 400 wounded in clashes following the Friday prayers.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Diandra Soares looking for 'elite' models
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Model Diandra Soares is excited about co-judging the Delhi contestants of Max Elite Model Look India 2017, which provides a platform to "fresh, young and aspiring models".
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pentagon withholds military reimbursement to Pakistan
Washington, July 22 (IANS) The Pentagon said that the US was withholding $50 million in payment to Pakistan due to Islamabad's insufficient counterterrorism action.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'No contact with Israel unless measures cancelled at Jerusalem mosque'
Ramallah, July 22 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced a freeze of all contact with Israel until it commits to cancel measures in Jerusalem, especially at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Duke, Duchess of Cambridge end Germany visit
Hamburg (Germany), July 22 (IANS) Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, rounded off their continental tour with a visit to Germany's northern port city of Hamburg.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Liam Payne takes selfies with fans on street
New York, July 22 (IANS) One Direction star Liam Payne gave a treat to his fans by posing with them for photographs during an outing here.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Tillerson urges Arab countries to lift Qatar blockade
Washington, July 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the four Arab countries to lift a land blockade on Qatar considering the tiny Gulf country's latest "positive movement" on counterterrorism.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Maintain right to react if US disobeys nuclear deal: Iran
Vienna, July 22 (IANS) Iran would maintain its right to respond to US if it dose not comply with the nuclear deal in the future, an Iranian official said after the meetings with world major states in Vienna.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Price earned more than Andre during their marriage
London, July 22 (IANS) British TV personality-model Katie Price says she regularly got paid more than her former husband and singer Peter Andre when they did jobs together during the course of their marriage.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Oxygen leak from torpedo caused 2013 submarine fire
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Oxygen leakage from a torpedo led to the fire on board Naval submarine Sindhurakshak in 2013, and the submarine was holding ammunition that was near expiry, an official report said.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Audi recalls 850,000 diesel cars worldwide
Frankfurt, July 22 (IANS) The German auto manufacturer Audi AG announced that it will recall up to 850,000 cars with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines worldwide except the US and Canada, to improve emissions of those cars.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Making 'Dunkirk' was enormous responsibility, says Nolan
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Christopher Nolan says he felt "an enormous responsibility" while making his new film "Dunkirk".
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Saudi Arabia insists Gulf crisis resolved within GCC
Kuwait, July 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that the crisis between Qatar and a Saudi-led Arab alliance would only be resolved with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
2017-07-22
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy
'2017 migrant arrivals in Europe half from year ago'
Geneva, July 22 (IANS) The UN migration agency said that 111,514 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 by July 19, more than half the number for a similar period last year.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights
Beyonce's mother dances to Blue Ivy's rap
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowless mother Tina Knowles danced and sang along to her five-year-old granddaughter Blue Ivy Carters rap.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
2 Chinese bombers flew over Taiwanese airspace: Taiwan
Taipei, July 22 (IANS) Two Chinese H-6K bombers have flown over Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone east of the island under the close vigil of the latter's combat aircrafts, the Taiwanese Defense Ministry said.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Blac Chyna stars in Minaj's new music video
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Model Blac Chyna has starred in rapper Nicki Minaj's new music video "Rack it up" with rapper Yo Gotti and producer Mike WiLL Made-It.
2017-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
AI prepares list of employees suspected of stealing artwork
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) An internal committee of Air India is preparing a list of former employees who are suspected of siphoning-off artwork, an official with the airline said on Friday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
3 Palestinians dead in tension around Jerusalem shrine
Jerusalem, July 22 (IANS) Three Palestinians were killed and 400 wounded in clashes following Friday's massive Muslim prayers and protests over security measures and restricting access to Temple Mount in East Jerusalem.
2017-07-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
US to ban citizens from visiting North Korea
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) The US will soon ban its citizens from visiting North Korea, following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, officials said.
2017-07-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul warns NDA government against distorting Constitution
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday warned the ruling NDA government against distorting the Constitution and implementing the agenda of the RSS.S
2017-07-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Couple held for attacking policeman who stopped son from playing cricket
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A couple has been arrested for attacking a Delhi Police Head Constable with cricket stamps and bat after he stopped their son from playing cricket outside his house, police said on Friday.
2017-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-T Department unearths income of Rs 5,400 cr post-note ban
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department has unearthed undisclosed income of more than Rs 5,400 crore in over a thousand search operations carried out since the November 8 demonetisation of high-value currency, Parliament was informed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Stanford Social Innovation Review praises Delhi's Mohalla Clinics
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) US' prestigious Stanford University, in its Social Innovation Review, has expressed appreciation for the Delhi government's move to offer free primary medical healthcare through neighbourhood clinics, popularly known as Mohalla Clinics.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Italian PM slams Hungarian call to close Italy's ports to migrants
Turin (Italy), July 21 (IANS/AKI) Italy's centre-left Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Friday attacked a call by Hungary and several other eastern European countries for Italy to "close its ports" to ships bringing migrants to its mainland.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amid opposition boycott, UP assembly passes 76 departments' budget in 15 minutes
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) With the entire opposition absent from the proceedings of the budget session in Uttar Pradesh assembly for the second consecutive day, the budget worth several hundred crores of 76 departments was on Friday passed in mere 15 minutes.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Lok Sabha amends Free, Compulsory Education bill
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Friday gave its approval to a bill amending the law on free and compulsory education to extend the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Trangenders should have option to define themselves: House panel
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Recommending more "teeth and power" for the National Council for Trangender Persons (NCTP), a parliamentary committee on Friday said a transgender person should have the option to define itself as a "man", "woman" or "trangender".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jatin Das' missing painting returned to Air India
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) An unknown person returned a painting by eminent artist Jatin Das which was a part of Air India's collection, sources said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ministerial group looking into AI divestment meets
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A ministerial group formed to look into the modalities of national passenger carrier Air India's divestment process met here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Biker injured by Chinese manjha in Delhi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A biker was injured after he came into contact with Chinese 'manjha', the sharp-edged sythetic kite string, here on Friday evening, a police officer said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's legacy of pluralism, secularism at stake: Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Calling for a narrative based on cultural and civilisational ethos of tolerance and compassion, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said the legacy of pluralism and secularism was at stake.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Soldier killed, another injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, July 21 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed and another was injured in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district, defence sources said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Shun red beacon culture, visit masses, Modi tells BJP MPs
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Asking the BJP MPs to shun the red beacon culture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged them to work among the masses and publicise central government's pro-poor schemes.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian Navy saw 38 accidents since 2007 adversely impacting operations: CAG
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Ships and submarines of the Indian Navy were involved in 38 accidents from 2007 to 2016, which adversely impacted the operations of the force, says a CAG report.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Italian man held for maltreating his grandparents
Florence, July 21 (IANS/AKI) A 26-year-old Italian man has been arrested near the Tuscan city of Florence for physically abusing his grandparents over a 10-year period, police said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amarinder wants Canada to rein in radical Sikh elements
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday stressed the need for Canada to rein in the radical elements trying to use its soil to spread strife and divisiveness in India.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Saudi Arabia says Gulf crisis can only be resolved within GCC
Rome, July 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Friday that the crisis between Qatar and a Saudi-led Arab alliance could only be resolved within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Rapid rise in river levels expected in Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The water level and flow of the Chambal river and its tributaries -- Mahi, Sabarmati and Banas -- are set to increase due to very heavy rainfall predicted over the next three days, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
TMC-BJP governments are similar forces in nature: CPI-M leader
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Terming actions of Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government and the BJP-led central dispensation "similar in nature", the CPI-M on Friday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations of centre's "corruption, atrocities and harassment" were "equally applicable" to her government.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
4 killed in Pakistan's Karachi
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least four persons, including three policemen, were killed and another was injured on Friday evening when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a police vehicle in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sean Spicer quits as White House Press Secretary
Washington, July 21 (IANS) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, telling President Donald Trump that he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Proposals invited for Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is the Chairperson of the advisory committee of the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, on Friday invited proposals for the award latest by August 31.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP slams Delhi Police for not filing FIR on their complaints
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Two days after an FIR was lodged against its MLA based on a woman's complaint, Delhi's ruling AAP hit out at the city police for not filing FIR against the same woman when they had complained about her in the past.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP quit India, shouts Mamata, says willing to join other opposition (Intro Roundup)
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday went all guns blazing at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in "massive corruption" and failure on all fronts, and pledging to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also indicated her party's willingness to side with all opposition forces ready to take it on.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ministerial group formed to look into AI divestment meets
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A ministerial group formed to look into the modalities of national passenger carrier Air India's divestment process met here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mines should be operationalised faster after auction: Modi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for faster operationalisation of mines after their auction.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mercury up on Friday, Saturday expected to be dry
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The national capital on Friday experienced only 2.7 mm rainfall and hotter weather as the maximum temperature increased by two degrees.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Italy urges 'simplified' mediation in Libya talks
Rome, 21 July (IANS/AKI) Italy wants the mediation process in talks between war-torn Libya's rival factions to be "simplified" and for the United Nations special envoy to be given "all support" as the "sole mediator" in the negotiations, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sharp shooter inspired by Sanjay Dutt's movies arrested
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A sharp shooter who was inspired by Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and his gangster movies and was involved in eight murder cases has been arrested, police said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Newcastle sign Manquillo on 3-year contract from Atletico
London, July 21 (IANS) English football club Newcastle United announced on Friday the signing of Spanish Javier Manquillo on a three-year contract from Atletico Madrid.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
El Classico dates out as La Liga announces 2017-2018 fixtures
Madrid, July 21 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have already learned the dates of El Classico, as La Liga announced the 2017-2018 fixtures on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spanish PM receives Garbiñe Muguruza
Madrid, July 21 (IANS) Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy congratulated the country's tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza in an official reception on Friday for winning the Wimbledon Grand Slam title.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Spanish football chief sent to prison
Madrid, July 21 (IANS) Angel Maria Villar, the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), was denied bail and sent to prison by the judge investigating corruption allegations against him.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Cunha wins 3rd women's Open Water 25km title at World Championships
Balatonfured (Hungary), July 21 (IANS) Brazilian swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha clinched the Women's Open Water 25 kilometers at the FINA World Championships here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Age of victim under POCSO physical, not mental: SC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that age under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is physical, not mental as it said that courts should respect the "Lakshman Rekha" of not reading into the law that which was not intended by the legislature while enacting it.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Ganja, smack...I'll have just anything' says youth who tried abducting baby
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Wrapped in a blue towel, a month and 10 days old Yash half-opened his eyes for a moment as his mother kissed his cheeks and pulled his chin at a city police office on Friday afternoon -- almost 36 hours after a drug-addict relative tried to abduct him to meet his drug expenses.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
6 telecom firms under-reported Rs 61,064 cr revenues: CAG
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Telecom majors in India under-reported their revenues to the tune of Rs 61,064.5 crore during 2010-11 and 2014-15, leading to a "short payment" of Rs 7,697.6 crore to the government, the national auditor said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Israel confirms 2 Palestinians dead in clashes
Jerusalem, July 21 (IANS) Israeli police confirmed the death of a second Palestinian youth who was killed during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in East Jerusalem on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quits
Washington, July 21 (IANS) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, telling President Donald Trump that he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Malayali writer gets threat letter, CM promises action
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Popular Malayali novelist and short story writer K.P. Ramanunni on Friday said he has filed a police complaint after receiving a letter asking him to convert to Islam or face dire consequences.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuldeep, Jadeja shine in practice tie as India end Day-1 at 135/3
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja shared seven wickets between them as India bundled out the Sri Lanka Board President's team for 187 on the opening day. The visitors ended the day at 135/3 here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Italian politicians held for 'vote-buying'
Cosenza (Italy), July 21 (IANS/AKI) Police in Italy's southern Calabria region on Friday arrested a local councillor and a former mayor in the coastal town of Amantea on suspicion of buying votes in local elections last month and of attempted extortion.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pope makes 'symbolic' 25,000 euro donation to East Africa famine
Vatican City, July 21 (IANS/AKI) In an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has made a "symbolic contribution" of 25,000 euros to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisations efforts to help millions of people facing food insecurity and hunger in East Africa, Vatican Radio reported on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Diplomacy
Reddy, Arya shine at national racing tourney
Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), July 21 (IANS) Hyderabads Anindith Reddy emerged as the quickest in both free practice sessions of the MRF FF1600 while Arya Singh, a 16-year-old schoolboy from Kolkata, clinched the Student Cup (Formula 1300) with two wins and a podium finish in the third round of the Indian National Racing Championship here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
FIR against policemen who fired on Youth Congress workers in 1993: Mamata
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that FIRs would be filed against police personnel who had fired on youth Congress workers during a protest march here 24 years back.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCLT admits SBI's insolvency application against Electrosteel Steels
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Friday issued an interim order admitting State Bank of India's (SBI) insolvency application against the city based Electrosteel Steels Limited for initiating the corporate insolvency resolution process.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
SC to decide on early hearing of Ayodhya site
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide on a plea for an early hearing of appeals challenging the Allahabad High Court order directing the splitting of the disputed site at Ayodhya.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Ministerial group formed to look into AI divestment meets
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A ministerial group formed to look into the modalities of national passenger carrier Air India's divestment process met here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Withdrawal of nominations for Vice-Presidential poll ends
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) NDA candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu and opposition's Gopalkrishna Gandhi were left in the fray for the August 5 vice presidential poll, with the last date of withdrawal of nominations ending on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 96,000 houses built for married Armymen, says minister
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government has built more than 96,000 houses for married military officers and soldiers as part of the sanctioned project to construct 1,98,881 houses, Parliament was told on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IT raids on top Pune businessman, state Congress leader
Pune, July 21 (IANS) A team of Mumbai Income Tax Department raided the houses and offices of a top Pune businessman and the Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress chief, official sources said here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Implementation of new crop insurance scheme flawed: NGO
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The central government's flagship crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMBFY), has good provisions but its implementation is flawed, says the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-profit organisation.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India to host cyber space conference in November
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), which will be hosted by India for the first time in November 2017, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa BJP chief wins state RS polls
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) BJP's Goa state President Vinay Tendulkar on Friday won the election for the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat, defeating his Congress rival and counterpart Shantaram Naik by a margin of six votes.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
We don't support Gau Rakshak violence, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it does not support the violence unleashed by vigilante groups in the name of cow protection.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress says not expelled Vaghela
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress party on Friday denied having expelled Gujarat Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela or taken any disciplinary action against him, and hoped he would continue to work for the party.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat
New York, July 21 (IANS) Consuming a sugar-sweetened drink like fruit juices with a high-protein meal including lean meat, chicken, fish and dairy products may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Munna Michael': Cliched and uninspiring (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Munna Michael"; Director: Sabbir Khan; Cast: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niddi Agerwal, Ronit Roy, Pankaj Tripathi; Rating: **
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
In-principle approval given for BEML's strategic disinvestment
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government has given in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment of Bharat Earth Movers Ltd to the extent of 26 per cent of government share-holding, Parliament was informed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Chicken biscuits, tulsi bars developed by DRDO
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Various nutritious and protein-rich food items have been developed by the DRDO for security personnel deployed at high altitude and snow-bound areas, Parliament was informed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Probe after 98 scotch bottles go missing from testing lab
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered an inquiry into the disappearance of 98 bottles of Johnnie Walker brand scotch from the Punjab State Drug Food and Chemical Testing Laboratory.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inspired by Gujarat model: Khattar after 1,000 days as CM
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who completed 1,000 days in office on Friday, said he has been able to provide development-oriented, corruption-free and transparent governance, taking inspiration from the "Gujarat model" of governance.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Up to 1 million undocumented Afghans being registered in Pakistan: UNHCR
Geneva, July 21 (IANS) The UN refugee agency UNHCR on Friday said it welcomes this week's launching of a Pakistan government programme to register undocumented Afghans living in the country, estimated between 600,000 to one million.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
29 Indian fighter jets crashed in five years
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Twenty-nine fighter aircraft including five Sukhoi-30 crashed over the last five years due to technical defects and human error, Parliament was told on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Heroin worth crores recovered from cross LoC trade truck
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Friday seized 25 kg of heroin worth crores of rupees from a truck that came to the Valley from Pakistan-administered Kashmir as part of the cross Line of Control trade.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN envoy calls for de-escalation of violence in Jerusalem
New York, July 21 (IANS/WAM) Expressing deep concern over a surge in tensions and violence around the holy esplanade of Jerusalem's Old City, the United Nations envoy on Middle East peace has called for de-escalation of the situation.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chinese naval fleet arrives in Russia for joint drill
Moscow, July 21 (IANS) A Chinese naval fleet reached the Russian city of Kaliningrad on Friday for a joint drill with Moscow in the Baltic Sea.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Haryana to bring 'fixed service' for medical students
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Students passing out of government medical colleges in Haryana will now be required to do a fixed period of service in government hospitals of the state, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Potential sex trafficking victims in Italy soaring: UN
Geneva, July 21 (IANS) Potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea have soared over the past three years, the UN migration agency IOM reported on Friday, with an almost 600 percent increase in that period.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Five security personnel killed in ceasefire violations this year
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Five security personnel have been killed and 24 others injured this year in 251 cases of ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army, Parliament was informed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
My data an extension of my personality and resides in Article 21, Centre to SC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the data belonging to an individual was intimate to and an extension of one's personality that resides in Article 21 of the Constitution guaranteeing protection of life and personal liberty.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
UN hails Sri Lanka for setting up unit to trace war missing
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General António Guterres has commended the Sri Lankan government for establishing the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), saying it was a significant milestone for all Sri Lankans still searching for their missing loved ones.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Ambika Soni rubbishes reports of quitting Congress
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni on Friday rubbished reports of resigning from the party, saying she had only requested the high command to reduce the load of duties as party General Secretary due to health reasons.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Liverpool coach Klopp says Coutinho not for sale
Hong Kong, July 21 (IANS) Liverpool head coach Jürgen Klopp on Friday said attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is not for sale amid rumours of an $80 million euro ($93.25 million) move to Catalan football powerhouse FC Barcelona.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Football
No proposal to raise all women battalion in the army
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) There is no proposal to raise all-women battalion in the army even as there has been a progressive enhancement in the induction of women, Parliament was told on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Jaitley launches pension plan for senior citizens with 8% assured return
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday formally launched a pension scheme for senior citizens with an assured return rate of eight per cent, favouring efficiency with social security.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Queen Elizabeth appoints female lawyer as Britain's top judge
London, July 21 (IANS) British Queen Elizabeth on Friday approved the appointment of the first-ever female head of the UK's highest court.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights
Coal firm employee, Class 11 boy commit suicide in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) An employee of Central Coalfields Limited and a Class 11 student committed suicide in two separate incidents in Jharkhand on Friday, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government looking at monthly wind project auctions
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government plans to hold auctions for wind power projects every month, ensuring, however, that this process does not push up tariff rates, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
3 college boys in ISL player draft
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) As the Indian Super League (ISL) Indian player draft unfolds here on Sunday, three college boys could realise their dreams of rubbing shoulders with the superstars of Indian and global football in the upcoming edition of the tournament, to be held later in the year.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Heavy rains bring respite to drought-hit Karnataka
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Revival of the south-west monsoon and heavy rains in many parts of Karnataka this week brought respite to the people, reeling under severe drought over the last two years, said an official on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Morocco, Britain sign MoU on civil aviation security
Rabat, July 21 (IANS/MAP) Morocco and Britain have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on aviation security.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Need right to privacy with narrowly defined exceptions: BJD MP
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal MP Baijayant Jay Panda on Friday said there should be right to privacy with very narrowly defined exceptions.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi lawyer held for extortion
Gurugram, July 21 (Thursday) A lawyer has been arrested in Gurugram for extorting and threatening a man booked under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), police said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress expelled me, but I am 77 Not Out and not joining BJP: Vaghela
Gandhinagar, July 21 (IANS) After months of discussions and haggling over his role in the coming Assembly elections, maverick Gujarat Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday quit the party with the same sinking sense of deja vu of the 1990s when he left the BJP that he had resurrected in the state.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP attacks Mamata for criticising Centre's policies
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Friday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of resorting to vengeful politics by registering false cases against BJP leaders and termed the Trinamool supremo's allegations of harassment against the centre as "laughable".
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata calls for BJP's ouster in 2019 elections, says willing to join other opposition forces (Roundup)
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday went hammer and tongs at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in "massive corruption" and failure on all fronts, and pledged to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also indicated her party's willingness to side with all opposition forces ready to take on the saffron outfit.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India's commercial fast breeder reactor to be commissioned by 2017-end
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The first phase of India's much-awaited fast breeder nuclear reactor in Kalpakkam is likely to be commissioned by the end of this year, India's atomic power regulator said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Meghalaya to launch grassroots football development programme
Shillong, July 21 (IANS) A state government-backed football grassroots development programme will be launched with an exhibition match between the north-eastern players and their rest of India counterparts at the floodlit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrate in Gaza over Jerusalem shrine security
Jerusalem, July 21 (IANS) Hundreds of Palestinians on Friday held protests across the Gaza Strip over the Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
EC demand for contempt powers rejected: Government
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government has rejected the Election Commission's demand to confer on it powers to initiate contempt proceedings against those maligning its image as "inconsistent" with law, parliament was told on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Only BJP and Communists can claim internal democracy: Amit Shah
Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) Of the 1,650 political parties registered with the Election Commission, only the BJP and the Communists to an extent have upheld internal democracy, BJP President Amit Shah said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Manoj Tiwari asks Kejriwal to expel 'errant' Jarwal
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after a case of molestation was lodged against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Prakash Jarwal, saying he must expel his party legislator.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RS show-cause to TV channel, papers for reporting expunged remarks
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Secretariat is in the process of issuing show-cause notice to a TV news channel and a few newspapers which telecast and published the remarks by an MP that were expunged by the Chair.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Religion
Delhi HC to hear plea of Zakir Naik's IRF against ban on July 27
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Televangelist Zakir Naik's organisation Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against a tribunal's order which had upheld the central government's decision to ban it under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Happy with U/A certificate: Imtiaz Ali
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali says some visual changes were made in his forthcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal", but there were no audio cuts, and that the team is happy with the U/A certificate given by the censor board.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US to ban citizens from North Korea travel: Tour operators
Seoul, July 21 (IANS) The US will soon ban its citizens from travelling to North Korea, according to two tour operators in the reclusive country.
2017-07-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Farooq wants US, China help to resolve Kashmir issue, Rahul says no
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Friday said India needs to take help from the US or China to settle the Kashmir issue, but Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi disagreed, saying no third party should be involved in the matter.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Police do not evoke fear today: Parrikar
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Police evoke no fear today, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday, claiming that when he was young he would even avoid walking on the same footpath which passed by a police station.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
RIL's action-packed AGM announces free JioPhone, 1:1 bonus shares (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) In an action-packed Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries Limited on Friday, its Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani announced the launch of zero cost 'intelligent smartphone' as well as recommended bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1 for the company's shareholders.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Will make Odisha's Paradip a smart city: Gadkari
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Paradip in Odisha would be developed into a smart port and smart city with an investment of Rs 40,000 crore, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Puducherry Congress lampoons Kiran Bedi as Hitler
Puducherry, July 21 (IANS) The fight between the ruling Congress party in Puducherry and Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi turned further ugly with the party putting up posters likening her to Adolf Hitler.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
O.J. Simpson likely to be freed on October 1
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Former NFL star O.J. Simpson was granted parole and may leave a Nevada prison as early as October after serving nine years for kidnapping and robbery.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leaders condemn TN government for hiding facts from High Court
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Opposition party leaders in Tamil Nadu on Friday slammed the state government for concealing from the Madras High Court the letter from the Income Tax Department in connection with the alleged gutka scam.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Huawei ranked 83rd in latest Fortune 500 list
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Riding on its $78.51 billion revenue, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been ranked 83rd in the 2017 Fortune 500 list released by Fortune business magazine, the company announced on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CAG picks holes in crop insurance schemes
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG has picked several holes in the crop insurance schemes including Narendra Modi government's flagship Pradhan Manti Fasal Bima Yojana (PMBFY), saying delays in release of compensation by states to affected farmers defeated "the objective of providing timely financial assistance".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
GST Council may review rates on textiles, hybrid cars: CBEC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Central Board of Excise and Customs Chairperson Vanaja Sarna on Friday said the next Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet, scheduled on August 5, is likely to review the tax rates on textiles and hybrid cars.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Cow antibodies bring hope for effective AIDS vaccine soon
Washington, July 21 (IANS) In a significant find, a team of researchers has reported for the first time elicitation of powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks -- a process that usually takes years in humans -- paving the way for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccine in the near future.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Q1 results, RIL announcements lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Healthy quarterly results from index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries (RIL) and Wipro buoyed the Indian equity markets on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ambika Soni rubbishes reports of quitting Congress
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni on Friday rubbished reports of resigning from the party and said she had only requested the high command to reduce the load of duties as party General Secretary due to health reasons.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two Maharashtra pilgrims dead as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, July 21 (IANS) Two persons, including a woman were killed and more than three dozen injured on Friday evening when their bus fell into a deep gorge in Karnprayag area of Chamoli, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lalu in CBI court for second consecutive day
Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad appeared before a special CBI court of Ranchi for the second consecutive day on Friday in connection with a multi-million-rupee fodder scam case.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Gaps found in financial management, compliance of RTE Act'
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG on Friday said it found gaps in financial management, compliance, monitoring and evaluation of Right To Education (RTE) Act 2009.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Court orders de-sealing of hotel room where Sunanda died
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday ordered the de-sealing of Room 345 of Hotel Leela Palace where former union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in January 2014, saying that the hotel can not be made to suffer continuously merely because the investigating team can not ascertain the cause of death.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI arrests banker, Surat firm director in Rs 836 crore scam
Pune (Maharashtra), July 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has nabbed a former top bank officer and a director of a Gujarat-based logistics company in a Rs 836 crore scam, an official said here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government mulls insurance cover for digital transaction frauds
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government is "very seriously" considering the recommendations of the Chandrababu Naidu committee on digital payment security, including insurance cover for the victims of fraudulent digital transactions, a union minister said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Vigilance probe begins into Kerala medical scam, CPI-M targets BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Even as an official state vigilance probe began on Friday into an alleged medical college scam involving BJP leaders in Kerala, the CPI-M's Kerala unit has sought a probe by a national agency alleging BJP national leaders are also involved.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
No quorum in Rajya Sabha as government takes up Bill
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government faced a little embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha on Friday as it took up a Bill for passage but could not muster the necessary quorum.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lok Sabha amends Free, Compulsory Education bill
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Friday approved The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which seeks to extend the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Sushma lied about border, India easy to defeat in war: Chinese daily
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj lied to Parliament that all countries back New Delhi over the border dispute, a Chinese daily said on Friday, and warned India to be ready for war and lose even its own territory if it did not pull back troops.
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Anushka Sharma didn't face 'such thing' as nepotism
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma, who comes from an army background, was launched by Yash Raj Films in 2008 and so she says she didn't face nepotism.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP legislator's gunner, servant held for rape attempt
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The police gunner and servant of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator were arrested here on Friday after a domestic help accused the two of molestation and attempted rape, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 Indian start-ups graduate from 'Nexus Incubator'
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The first batch of 10 Indian start-ups was on Friday graduated from the "Nexus Incubator", a collaboration between the University of Texas and the US State Department, during at event here.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
German Minister compares Turkey to former East Germany
Berlin, July 21 (IANS) German Finance Minister Wolfang Schaeuble on Friday drew parallels between contemporary Turkey and government practices in the former state of East Germany.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
2 killed in Greece-Turkey earthquake
Athens, July 21 (IANS) A Swedish tourist and a Turkish visitor were killed on the Greek island of Kos after a powerful earthquake rocked parts of Greece and Turkey in the early hours of Friday leaving over 200 injured, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
RIL to offer JioPhone for free, data to cost Rs 153 (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), on Friday announced the launch of 'intelligent smartphone' which will be available for beta testing from August 15.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
'Raagdesh' to screen at Rashtrapati Bhawan
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee is set to watch here on Saturday Tigmanshu Dhulia's directorial "Raagdesh", a film that salutes the heroes of the Indian National Army.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New police station building with all amenities comes up at IGI airport
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A lounge for visitors, a safe house, a child-friendly room, a recreation room and even a cafeteria are among the facilities at the new police station at the IGI airport that was inaugurated by Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Have idea for 'Central Intelligence' sequel: Director (Lead, changing dateline)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber says working with actors Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in "Central Intelligence" was fun, adding that he has a story for a sequel in mind.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CAG finds several shortcomings in NRHM implementation
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG has discovered several shortcomings in the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) including financial mismanagement, shortage of doctors and paramedical staff and non-availability of essential drugs in healthcare centres.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Mamata accuses BJP of massive corruption, says 'Barda' Modi will go in 2019
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) In a blistering attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused it of indulging in massive corruption in many states, and claimed the central agencies were completely silent on the saffron party's scams.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CAG raps Railways for serving foodstuff 'unsuitable' for consumption
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG on Friday came down heavily on the Railways saying cleanliness and hygiene were not being maintained in catering units at stations and in trains and it was serving foodstuff unsuitable for human consumption.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Vaas to guide Lankan pacers during India series
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday roped in pace great Chaminda Vaas as the specialist fast bowling coach for the series against India.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Minor schoolgirl's rape shocks Ahmednagar
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), July 21 (IANS) Ahmednagar district was shocked by the alleged rape of a 13-year-old schoolgirl by an unidentified person who gave her a lift to school, an official said here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ashok Leyland's standalone Q1 down 62%
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok Leyland on Friday reported a decline of 61.74 per cent in its standalone net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017-18.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha seeks Anganwadi Centre in every hamlet
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested at least one Anganwadi Centre or Mini-Anganwadi Centre for every hamlet in the tribal areas irrespective of population.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Next GST Council meet may review rates on textiles, hybrid cars: CBEC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Central Board of Excise and Customs Chairperson Vanaja Sarna on Friday said the next Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet, scheduled on August 5, is likely to review the tax rates on textiles and hybrid cars.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kashyap, Prannoy, Sameer, Manu-Sumeeth in US Open quarters
Anaheim (California), July 21 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, H.S. Prannoy, Sameer Verma and the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy advanced to the quarter-finals of the US Open Grand Prix here.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Anaheim,Sports,Badminton
Geeta Phogat gearing up to deliver her best (Lead, correcting intro)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, first Indian woman to win Commonwealth Games gold medal in wrestling, knows that people are going to scrutinise her come-back game more than ever, but says she is ready to deliver her best.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Chandimal out of first Test; Herath to lead Sri Lanka vs India
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Ahead of the all-important Test series against India starting this Wednesday, Sri Lanka were dealt a major blow after newly-appointed Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out of the first game in Galle after contracting pneumonia, team manager Asanka Gurusinha confirmed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Mamata blames Centre for halting nation's growth
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Accusing the Centre of bringing to a halt the nations's growth across sectors and crashing the country's economy by implementing policies like demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that millions of rupees were looted by the BJP in the name of these economic reforms.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress MLA in Kerala charged with sexual harassment, stalking
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Kerala Police have booked Congress legislator M. Vincent and charged him with sexual harassment and stalking in the case of attempted suicide by a 51-year-old woman.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OnePlus to issue update after facing flak over 'OnePlus 5' reboot issue
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) After several OnePlus 5 users in the US and Europe took to social media complaining that their devices were rebooting automatically as they dialled 911 (112 in case of Europe users), the Chinese smartphone maker has admitted there was a problem and is now rolling out an update to resolve this.
2017-07-21
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Madras High Court declines relief to Karti Chidambaram
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday declined to provide any immediate relief to Karti Chidambaram on his petition to quash the fresh summons by the CBI in a case involving foreign investment clearance when his father P. Chidambaram was Union Finance Minister.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Geeta Phogat gearing up to deliver her best
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, India's first Commonwealth Games wrestling gold medallist, knows that people are going to scrutinise her come-back game more than ever, but says she is ready to deliver her best.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
SC seeks time frame for amending law to allow NRI voting from overseas
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought to know from the Central government the time it would require for bringing a bill amending the Representation of People Act to allowing NRIs vote from their overseas locations.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diaspora
Court orders de-sealing of hotel room where Sunanda died
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A court on Friday ordered the de-sealing of Room 345 of Hotel Leela Palace where former union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in January 2014.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My entire childhood was spent watching movies: Manish Malhotra
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Celebrated designer Manish Malhotra, who gave startling makeovers to many Bollywood divas including Kareena Kapoor, Kajol and Alia Bhatt, says that his entire childhood was spent watching movies as he was a terrible student.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RIL net profit jumped 10,000-fold in 40 years: Mukesh Ambani
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Charting out the long journey by Reliance Industries (RIL) since it was founded by his father Dhirubhai Ambani in 1977, Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Friday that its net profit index had jumped 10,000 times during the period.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian-American doctor jailed for $49 million fraud
Washington, July 21 (IANS) An Indian-American doctor-cum-entrepreneur was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for defrauding his former company's shareholders of more than $49 million.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
'Sherlock' makers working on secret project
London, July 21 (IANS) The makers of popular TV series "Sherlock" are working on a project associated with the theme, but they refuse to divulge any details.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunny Leone 'excited' to be on auction platform (Lead, correcting intro)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone says she is excited to be part of an auction organised by Uber Dreams, an e-commerce start-up platform built to fulfil dreams with curated experiences.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to be felicitated at IFFM
Melbourne, July 21 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be felicitated at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) for her contribution to global cinema.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Take US, China help in Kashmir, says senior Abdullah
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Friday said India needs to take help from the US or China to settle the Kashmir problem.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
I don't like the word diet: Yasmin Karachiwala
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala, who has trained the likes of Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, says she doesn't like the word "diet".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Learnt Hindi accent from Lata Mangeshkar: British-Indian singer
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) British-Indian singer Tripet Garielle, who doesn't understand Hindi but sings in the language, says she learnt the Hindi accent by listening to the songs of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Have idea for 'Central Intelligence' sequel: Director
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber says working with actors Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in "Central Intelligence" was fun, adding that he has a story for a sequel in mind.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Youth dies in Army firing in Kashmir, police case filed
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) A young man was shot dead on Friday by the Army during a stone-pelting protest in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district, leading to a police case against the Army unit, officials said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
CAG raps Railways for serving foodstuff 'unsuitable' for consumption
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG on Friday came down heavily on the Railways saying that cleanliness and hygiene were not being maintained in catering units at stations and in trains and it was serving foodstuff unsuitable for human consumption.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Drug addict tries to steal month old baby, held
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A man who tried to steal a one-month-old baby to be sold for drug money has been arrested here, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No plan for law to control population: Minister
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government said on Friday it has no plans to introduce a law to control the population in the country, which currently houses nearly a fifth of the world's population.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australia India Youth Dialogue to focus on digital disruption
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Thirty delegates from Australia and India will converge in Mumbai and New Delhi to discuss, debate, ideate and collaborate on how digital disruption is shaping our democracy and media and the future of the workplace.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Anita Hasnandani, Debina Bonnerjee to appear in 'Comedy Dangal'
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Popular TV actresses Anita Hasnandani and Debina Bonnerjee have been roped in to appear in the upcoming TV show "Comedy Dangal".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nagaland CM Zeliang wins floor test comfortably
Kohima, July 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Friday won the floor test in the state Assembly.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Uproar in Rajya Sabha over media reporting expunged remarks
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed uproar by the opposition and brief adjournment during the Zero Hour over a section of media circulating remarks by Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agrawal which had been withdrawn by him and expunged by the Chair.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
30,000 power theft cases detected in Haryana
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) After gaining notoriety for people not paying power bills and indulging in power theft, Haryana recently ran a campaign that led to the detection of over 30,000 power theft cases, an official said here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Higher sun exposure may up risk of eye freckles
London, July 21 (IANS) A higher lifetime exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing eye freckles or dark spots on the coloured part of the eye (iris), researchers warned.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Lawrence's 'Mother!' to release on September 15
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) The release date of actress Jennifer Lawrence's thriller film "Mother!" has been preponed by a month to September 15 from its previous October 13 release date.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kidnapped brothers rescued in UP, one held
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Two brothers, aged 10 and eight, who were kidnapped from east Delhi on Tuesday evening, have been rescued from Uttar Pradesh and one person arrested in this connection, police said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raj Kapoor greatest influence in my life: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actor-producer Anil Kapoor says late legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor has had the greatest influence on his life.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Israel bans Muslim men under 50 from prayer at Jerusalem mosque
Jerusalem, July 21 (IANS) Israel on Friday barred access of Muslim men under 50 to Al-Aqsa mosque compound and deployed about 3,000 policemen near the site amidst expected protests over security measures.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Police register FIR against army in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday registered a case against a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles unit in connection with the killing of a youth in Budgam district.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manish Malhotra can't wait to acknowledge fresh talent at IWP 2017
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Designer Manish Malhotra, a judge at the International Woolmark Prize (IWP) Indian Subcontinent & Middle East regional final 2017/18, says that it will be a breath of fresh air for him to see and acknowledge fresh talent emerging in the industry and changing the game of fashion globally.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I'm very protective about Sonam: Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor considers Sonam Kapoor as his "favourite cousin" and says he is very protective about her.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JioPhone to bring new era of innovation for feature phones: Analysts
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) With Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) announcing the launch of an affordable 'intelligent' JioPhone, industry analysts have given the thumbs up to the move, saying this will bring a new era of innovation for the feature phone market in the country.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ex-Bayern director Sammer, coach Ancelotti battle for Mueller & James
Berlin, July 21 (IANS) Former Bayern Munich director Matthias Sammer and the Bavarian football giant's head coach Carlo Ancelotti are in a war of words over the value and the future of Bayern forward Thomas Mueller after James Rodriguez was recruited from Real Madrid.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Teachers must get minimum qualification by 2019'
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Inadequately qualified teachers, working after enactment of the Right to Education Act, were being given a "last chance" to acquire minimum qualifications by March 2019, said the government on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
$6 bn JV with BP highlight of RIL's oil, gas year: Ambani
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The recent Reliance Industries (RIL) and British energy major BP deal on joint investment of $6 billion across the entire energy value chain in India and starting commercial gas production from coal bed methane (CBM) blocks in Madhya Pradesh were the highlights of RIL's oil and gas business in the past year, Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies
London, July 21 (IANS) British air traffic controllers on Friday warned that UK skies are running out of room amid a record number of flights, the media reported.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
'Raagdesh' story on INA trials should be welcomed by all: Sumantra Bose
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia's forthcoming film "Raagdesh" on the contribution of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army (INA) in India's independence, should be welcomed by all regardless of differences, feels a member of the Bose clan.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Dalai Lama congratulates Kovind
Dharamshala, July 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election and said he hopes the President-elect will consolidate India's strengths.
2017-07-21
Category: International, India,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Rashtrapati Bhavan cancels Saturday's Change of Guard ceremony (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Change of Guard ceremony scheduled for July 22 was cancelled as Rashtrapati Bhavan prepares to welcome its newly-elected incumbent, Ram Nath Kovind, an official statement said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Not true: Kevin Hart on cheating on pregnant wife
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actor Kevin Hart has denied accusations that he cheated on his pregnant wife Eniko Parrish after a video of him getting cosy with a mystery woman outside a hotel in Miami surfaced online.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BCCI congratulates women's team on reaching World Cup final
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday hailed the performance of the women's team after it made it to the final of ICC Womens World Cup in the United Kingdom following a huge won over Australia in the semi-final on Thursday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Global cues, Q1 results lift equity indices
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Positive global cues and healthy quarterly results from index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries (RIL) and Wipro buoyed the Indian equity markets on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
James Corden found 'The Emoji Movie' charming
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actor James Corden says he found the idea of unlocking the world of emojis inside a smartphone through the forthcoming film "The Emoji Movie" charming.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AgustaWestland: ED gets five-day custody of Dubai-based director
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to quiz the director of a Dubai-based company till July 26 in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Rajkummar Rao won't suggest drastic physical transformation
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao has gained and lost weight for his projects, but the actor says he would not suggest to anyone to go through such transformations as it's not healthy.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sex tape is fake, says Bella Thorne
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actress Bella Thorne says a sex tape supposed to be hers is fake.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Learning cricket with boys, Harmanpreet towers in women's World Cup
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Punjab girl Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday night virtually led India single-handedly into the final of the Women's World Cup in England with her superlative unbeaten knock of 171, edging out title holders Australia.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Party has expelled me, not joining BJP: Vaghela
Gandhinagar, July 21 (IANS) Gujarat Congress party leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday said the party high command had expelled him, but stressed he was not going to join the BJP.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bihar minister's Patna petrol pump sealed
Patna, July 21 (IANS) Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump here was sealed by the Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) on Friday, official said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Hezbollah announces offensive against radicals in Lebanon
Beirut, July 21 (IANS) The Hezbollah on Friday said it will begin an offensive to oust terrorists from the mountainous regions of Lebanon along the Syrian border.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Lebanon,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Akshay Oberoi has no restrictions working in any medium
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi, who has worked in movies like "Isi Life Mein", "Piku" and "Laal Rang" and is awaiting the release of his latest film "Gurgaon", says he has no restrictions of working in any medium -- be it film, theatre or television.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government considering Jan-Dec financial year: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government is considering changing the financial year to January-December to coincide with the calendar year.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Egyptian artiste sings for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Egyptian artiste Shaimaa Elshayeb has sung "Habibi Radha", Arabic version of "Radha" from "Jab Harry Met Sejal", starring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.
2017-07-21
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Get onboard ISS with Google Maps 'Street View'
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) After a first-of-its-kind initiative with the European Space Agency (ESA), Google on Friday rolled out the 'Street View' of the International Space Station (ISS) on Google Maps.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
TRAI turns down telecom firms' floor pricing proposal
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Indian telecom regulator on Friday turned down the proposal of incumbent telecom players to fix a floor price for both voice and data services and said it did not seem to be a 'workable idea'.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Museum unveils pre-nuke attack Hiroshima footage
Tokyo, July 21 (IANS) A museum on Friday unveiled a rare video footage of Hiroshima city from 1935, a decade before it was devastated by a nuclear bomb.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Japan,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
BJP's 'brute majority' stifling opposition: Trinamool MP
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Friday launched a blistering attack on the BJP for stifling the opposition's voice with its "brute majority".
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sports has been a big part of my life: Amit Sadh
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh, who will be seen sharing screen space with Akshay Kumar in the upcoming film "Gold", says he loves sports and it has been a big part of his life.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Tool that uses Google Search data to track dengue
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed an analytical tool that combines Google Search data with government-provided clinical input to quickly track dengue in less-developed countries.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
WhatsApp disruptions in China continue
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) WhatsApp users in China were still experiencing service disruptions on Friday after four days of problems.
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Media,Technology
Rashtrapati Bhavan cancels Saturday's Change of Guard ceremony
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Change of Guard ceremony scheduled for July 22 has cancelled as Rashtrapati Bhavan prepares to welcome its newly-elected incumbent, Ram Nath Kovind, an official statement said on Saturday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Five persons die in Bangladesh landslide
Dhaka, July 21 (IANS) At least five members of a family were killed and another was reported missing when a landslide hit their house in Bangladesh's Chittagong region on Friday, police said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Trinamool to launch 'BJP Quit India' movement: Mamata
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress is set to launch a three-week-long movement with the slogan "BJP Quit India", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Miranda Kerr, Evan Spiegel expecting first child?
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Supermodel Miranda Kerr, who married Evan Spiegel in May, is reportedly expecting her first child with the Snapchat CEO.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tiger's efforts in acting overshadowed by his dance, action: Sabbir Khan
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Sabbir Khan, who has worked with Tiger Shroff in films like "Heropanti", "Baaghi" and latest release "Munna Michael", says the efforts that the actor puts in his acting sometimes get overshadowed by his dancing and action skills.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bill to facilitate SBI merger with subsidiaries introduced in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to repeal the necessary Acts in wake of the merger of State Bank of India (SBI) with its subsidiary banks.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
A big breakfast daily may help you stay slim
New York, July 21 (IANS) Want to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline? Make breakfast the largest meal of the day as it may help maintain your body mass index (BMI), researchers say.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US asks India, China to discuss border row
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The US has said it wants India and China to engage in a direct dialogue to reduce tensions amid a dragging stand-off on the border between the two armies.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Robot that changes shape as it navigates
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Expanding the scope of use of robotics in constrained environments, researchers have developed a robot that navigates its environment by extending its tip and controlling its growing direction based on what it senses externally.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
'uberMOTO' arrives in Noida, Ghaziabad for last-mile connectivity
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Aiming to provide last-mile connectivity to riders in the NCR region, Uber on Friday launched its bike-sharing product 'uberMOTO' in Noida and Ghaziabad.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nobel Peace Prize should be axed: Chinese daily
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) A Chinese daily on Friday called for the scrapping of the Nobel Peace Prize, saying it had become "increasingly political".
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
BJP will disappear from Bengal: Kabir Suman
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Leading Bengali singer-composer Kabir Suman on Friday termed the BJP as "ignorant" and claimed that the party would eventually disappear from Bengal politics as they have no knowledge about the state and its people.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ananth Kumar blames Mamata for Darjeeling situation
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar on Friday blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her government for the prevailing situation in Darjeeling.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
S. Korea cancels plan to measure THAAD's radar wave emission
Seoul, July 21 (IANS) The South Korean Defence Ministry on Friday cancelled plans to measure electromagnetic waves emitted from the radar of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system deployed in the country's southeast region.
2017-07-21
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Technology,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Muhammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was arrested here on Friday when he tried to lead a protest march.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Party has expelled me, says Congress leader Vaghela
Gandhinagar, July 21 (IANS) Congress party leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday announced that the party high command had expelled him.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
RIL to offer JioPhone for free, data to cost Rs 153
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), on Friday announced the launch of 'intelligent smartphone' which will be available for beta testing from August 15.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
This Facebook flaw may let strangers 'break into' your account
London, July 21 (IANS) A security researcher claims to have spotted a flaw in Facebook's account recovery feature that can let anyone easily break into your account -- that too, without you ever noticing, media reported on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Defence/Security,Technology
Owner of Asia's largest molybdenum mine transfers shares
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) A company that owns the exploration rights of Asia's biggest molybdenum mine in China is transferring part of its shares to finance the mine's development, authorities said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Youth injured in firing in Kashmir dies
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) A youth hit by a bullet allegedly fired by the Army on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir succumbed to his injuries, police sources said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
JioPhone to bring new era of innovation for feature phones: Analysts
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) With Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) announcing the launch of an affordable 'intelligent' JioPhone, industry analysts have given the thumbs up to the move, saying this will bring a new era of innovation for the feature phone market in the country.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
People are reviving traditional weaves: Brand Bageecha
New Delhi, July 21 (IABS) People are reviving original and traditional weaves of which some like buta, jaal and shikargarh are back in fashion with brides opting for such trends, say designers Akshay Gupta and Anika Dhawan Gupta of the brand Bageecha
2017-07-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nepal President, PM congratulate Kovind
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as India's 14th President.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Sonam, Rhea, Harsh have different personalities: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actor-producer Anil Kapoor says his three children -- actress Sonam Kapoor, producer-fashion stylist Rhea Kapoor and budding actor Harshvardhan Kapoor -- have very different personalities.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Scott Russell appointed President of SAP APJ region
Singapore, July 21 (IANS) Enterprise solutions provider SAP on Friday announced the appointment of Scott Russell as President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
Avoiding smoking, obesity, alcohol may up life expectancy
London, July 21 (IANS) Want to add years to your life? People who quit smoking, reduce weight and refrain from heavy alcohol intake are likely to live seven years longer in good health than the general population, a study has showed.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
RIL net profit jumped 10,000-fold in 40 years: Ambani
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Charting out the long journey by Reliance Industries (RIL) since it was founded by his father Dhirubhai Ambani in 1977, Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Friday its net profit index had jumped 10,000 times during the period.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rocchi to referee Super Cup match between Real Madrid, Man United
Nyon (Switzerland), July 21 (IANS) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has announced that Italian Gianluca Rocchi will referee the 2017 UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Manchester United.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Roma confirm signing of striker Defrel from Sassuolo
Rome, July 21 (IANS) AS Roma reinforced their squad with the signing of French striker Gregoire Defrel on an initial loan from their fellow Italian football club Sassuolo.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Syrian army, Lebanese Hezbollah launch attack in border area
Damascus, July 21 (IANS) A double battle started against the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front on both sides of the Syrian-Lebanese border on Friday, a military source said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US looks forward to working with Kovind
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The US has congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the 14th President of India and said it is looking forward to working with him on regional and global issues.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
West Ham to sign Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez
London, July 21 (IANS) English football club West Ham United has reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Mexican striker Javier Hernandez.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Congress walks out of LS over farmers' plight
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday walked out of the Lok Sabha, accusing the government of not taking adequate steps to address the concerns of farmers.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Airtel, Idea plunge on RIL's JioPhone announcement
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Stocks of telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular tumbled after industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday announced the launch of the JioPhone 'intelligent smartphone'.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistan's SC reserves verdict on Panama JIT report
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday reserved its judgment in Panama Papers case after hearing arguments of all parties on the Joint Investigation Team's report submitted last week.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Euro hits two-year high
Brussels, July 21 (IANS) The euro on Friday hit a two-year high in early trading as traders anticipate that the European Central Bank (ECB) will cut its stimulus programme in the next few months.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy
Iranian artist denied UK visa to attend book fest
Tehran, July 21 (IANS) An acclaimed Iranian illustrator has been denied a visa to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival amid growing criticism of the UKs handling of Iranian visas, the media reported on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
Child abused and pierced with needles dies
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) A 3-year-old girl, who was in a critical condition with several needle injuries and a broken arm, has died in West Bengal, a hospital source said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thailand withdraws from AFC Asian Cup bidding
Kuala Lumpur, July 21 (IANS) Thailand has followed in the footsteps of Indonesia and confirmed its withdrawal from the ongoing bidding process for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday, leaving China and South Korea as the remaining two bidders.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Priyanka Chopra to be honoured at Toronto International Film Festival
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will honour actress Priyanka Chopra at its annual soiree on September 6, the day before the event kicks off with its opening night film.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Andre brace lifts Sport to 5th in Brazil Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, July 21 (IANS) Former Sporting Lisbon striker Andre scored his eighth goal in 14 league matches as Sport Recife routed Atletico Goianiense 4-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
4,472 Haj pilgrims will go from northeast
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from the northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Haj this year, it was announced on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Religion
Kenya confirms Rudisha's participation in athletics Worlds
Nairobi, July 21 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) has confirmed that superstar David Rudisha will defend his men's 800 metres title at the IAAF World Championships in London.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
UK PM urge to prevent Saudi executions
London, July 21 (IANS) A group of UK MPs have written to Prime Minister Theresa May asking her to intervene in the case of 14 Saudi prisoners believed to be facing imminent execution, the media reported.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bigger 'destruction of service' attacks set to infect businesses: Cisco
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Uncovering the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of cyber attacks, networking and security major Cisco on Friday forecast a potential "destruction of service" (DeOS) attacks.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Bieber banned from China for 'bad behaviour'
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Chinese authorities have announced that Canadian singer Justin Bieber will not be allowed to perform in the country because of his on and offstage antics.
2017-07-21
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghan all-girl team shines at robotic competition
Washington, July 21 (IANS) A team of six Afghan girls has won the limelight in an international robotic competition held there for their "courageous achievement" after a bumpy US journey that almost crushed their dreams.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Goa proved lucky for Kovind: Parrikar
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The Goa Assembly on Friday passed a motion congratulating Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the next President of India, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar claiming that "Goa is lucky for everyone".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Reliance Industries announces 1:1 bonus share
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited on Friday announced bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
IIT-ians corner maximum Qualcomm Innovation fellowships
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Seven scholars from IIT-Bombay and IIT-Kharagpur are among 10 selected for six Qualcomm Innovation Fellow (QInF) programmes in India for the academic year 2017-18, an official said.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
We don't support Gau Rakshak violence, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it does not support the violence unleashed by vigilante groups in the name of cow protection.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UC-Berkeley to receive funds for gene editing research
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) The University of California-Berkeley has said it will join research funded by US Defense Department (DoD) to improve the safety and accuracy of gene editing.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Sunny Leone 'excited' to be on auction platform
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone says she is excited to be a part of an action organised by Uber Dreams, an e-commerce start-up platform built to fulfil dreams with curated experiences.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC to decide on early hearing of Ayodhya site
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide on a plea for an early hearing of appeals challenging the Allahabad High Court order directing the splitting of the disputed site at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Facebook adds specialised 'Groups for Pages' for communities
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) In its bid to provide a platform for communities to hold discussions on specific areas, Facebook on Wednesday added a new feature called 'Groups for Pages'.
2017-07-21
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Princess Diana's personal items to go on display
London, July 21 (IANS) Personal items owned and used by Princess Diana, including cassette tapes, a lunch box and ballet shoes, will be put on display at the Buckingham Palace, the media reported on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Sao Paulo secure former Brazil U-20 star Guilherme
Sao Paulo, July 21 (IANS) Six-time Brazilian football champions Sao Paulo have secured former Brazil under-21 midfielder Marcos Guilherme on loan from Atletico Paranaense.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
ED files chargesheet against CA of Misa Bharti
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a fresh supplementary chargesheet against the chartered accountant of RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti in connection with an alleged money laundering case, court sources said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4,472 Haaj pilgrims will go from northeast
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year, it was announced on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Religion
Vigilance probe begins into Kerala medical scam
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) An official probe began on Friday into an alleged medical college scam involving BJP leaders in Kerala.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paresh Rawal, Swaroop come together for song
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Star couple Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat have come together for a song, "Saamne aa", for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Education
Trump's legal team spokesman resigns
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The spokesman for US President Donald Trump's legal team has resigned within two months on the job, the media reported.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Celebs praise India's win against Australia in Women's World Cup
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) A string of celebrities from Bollywood and sports like Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli have lauded India's win against Australia in the second semi-finals of Women's World Cup.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Shanmugh Natarajan appointed MD to lead Adobe India operations
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Global software giant Adobe on Friday announced that Shanmugh Natarajan has been appointed Managing Director for Adobe Systems in India.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Voting concludes in Goa RS election
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) All 38 MLAs in the Goa assembly on Friday voted for the lone Rajya Sabha seat which falls vacant on July 28.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Reliance Jio launches JioPhone for zero cost
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday announced the launch of 'intelligent smartphone' JioPhone, which will be available for beta testing from August 15.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian equities buoyed by global cues, surge in RIL, Wipro stocks
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Positive global cues and healthy quarterly results from index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries (RIL) and Wipro trimmed previous session's losses and buoyed Indian equity markets to trade on a flat-to-positive note during the mid-afternoon session on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Masked men kill teacher in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 21 (IANS) A teacher was shot dead by two masked gunmen in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, the latest in a string of targeted killing in the militancy-hit country, an official said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Education
Rahul blames Modi for Kashmir turbulence
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government's policies for the volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Anil Kapoor urges fans to support Assam
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor has urged his fans and followers to provide relief to the flood-stricked people of Assam.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistani spy agencies given five days to produce Zardari aide
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court has given intelligence agencies five days to produce an aide to former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari who was allegedly picked up from his house on April 4.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Criminal wanted in Andhra held in UP
Ghaziabad, July 21 (IANS) A criminal wanted for murder in Andhra Pradesh was arrested here after a gun battle with security forces, police said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reliance Jio launches JioPhone for free
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday announced the launch of 'intelligent smartphone' JioPhone, which will be available for beta testing from August 15.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
People recognise me as Lord Hanuman: Ishant Bhanushali (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Child artist Ishant Bhanushali has been roped in to portray Lord Hanuman in the mythological TV show "Chakradhari Ajaya Krishna". He says people still recognise him as Lord Hanuman after his previous "Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan" show.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Intelligent Cloud helps Microsoft post better profits in Q4
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Driven by exponential growth in its intelligent Azure Cloud offering, Microsoft has reported much better profits than expected for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended on June 30.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Pritam auctions guitar gifted by SRK
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has gifted Pritam Chakraborty a guitar for making music for his forthcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal". The composer said he has put the gift on auction for charity.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA eyes solar eclipse to understand Earth's energy system
New York, July 21 (IANS) In a bid to learn more about Earth's energy system, scientists at NASA are planning to explore the moon's eclipse of the sun, the space agency said in a statement.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Student likely to become Australia's youngest senator
Canberra, July 21 (IANS) A university student is likely to become Australia's youngest senator after the resignation of a politician he calls his "mentor", the media reported on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Rainbow designs: When architecture furthers LGBT rights
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) It's shaped like a pizza slice and seeks to make the point that the environment can "remedy the shortcomings" of India's LGBT community. Taking gender tropes head-on, 23-year-old Abhyam Shukla's design of a sensitisation centre for the community, his undergraduate architectural thesis, makes it a dissertation with a difference.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Human Interest/Society
Business is to increase not only wealth but also 'dharma' (Book Review)
Title: The Dharma of Business -- Commercial Law in Medieval India; Author: Donald R. Davis, Jr; Publisher: Portfolio by Penguin Random House India; Pages: 155; Price: Rs 299
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,IANS Life
Roop Durgapal turns playback singer
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) "Balika Vadhu" fame actress Roop Durgapal, who had earlier expressed her desire for playback singing, has now entered the world of music.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Choose the right accessory to make an impression
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) One can wear a nice dress, but the look can be incomplete without the right accessories. Some of the classic trends that are doing rounds this season are candy-coloured jewellery and choker-shaped pieces, say experts.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
FIFA may undertake final inspection before U-17 World Cup in India
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Iterating that the infrastructure and other preparations for the U-17 soccer World Cup are on track, a key organising committee official said FIFA, world football's governing body, may undertake one last inspection of the venues closer to the showpiece event that is slated to kick off on October 6.
2017-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports
Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Apple has added dozens of new graphic overlays and posters, including classic Disney and Pixar characters in its easy-to-use video creation app for iOS called 'Clips' which are available on both iPhones and iPads, the company has announced.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Beauty conscious' Indian men boost skincare market (Feature)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Whether it is workplace competition, a growing urge to appear well groomed, or increased visibility of metrosexual men in pop culture, a melange of social and cultural factors are driving Indian men to break stereotypes and opt for skincare products -- giving, in the process, a boost to the skin care market, say experts.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National,Business/Economy
Discover popular events in town with Google Search
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Goggle on Friday rolled out a latest update in its Search engine which will help users discover, promote and attend their favourite events in town.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Haryana power consumption hits new high
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) The maximum daily electricity consumption in Haryana has crossed a record 2,000 lakh units, the state's power utilities said on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
More education, fewer child brides mean healthier children
Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were married as children or had children early compared to those who were illiterate, according to an analysis by Child Rights and You (CRY), a Mumbai-based child rights nonprofit.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist protests
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent a separatist called protest shutdown.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
60-year-old Australian wine bottle sold for $41,000
Melbourne, July 21 (IANS) A 66-year-old bottle of Australian wine has sold for more than $41,000 in Melbourne, it was confirmed on Friday.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Next 'Mann Ki Baat' to air on July 30
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to share their inputs for his July 30 Maan Ki Baat radio programme.
2017-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I've encountered racism all my life: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the ebony-complexioned superstar of Bollywood whom every producer wants to sign at any cost. He is barely out of one highly-lauded role in "Mom" when hes already looking at another crowd-pleasing role as a hoodlum dancer in "Munna Michael".
2017-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anti-abuse measures are working, says Twitter
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) While there is still much work to be done, people are experiencing significantly less abuse on Twitter now than they were six months ago, the micro-blogging website has said.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hubble captures tiny Martian moon Phobos
Washington, July 21 (IANS) In a rare encounter, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured Phobos - one of the moons of Mars - which is a football-shaped object so tiny that it would fit comfortably inside the Washington D.C. Beltway.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UNGA pushes Security Council reform to next session
United Nations, July 21 (IANS) After yet another year of Security Council reform negotiations, the General Assembly has decided again to roll it over to the next session amid criticism of the obduracy of a minority that stalled progress in the several decades-long effort to bring the UN's top decision-making body in line with the realities of the 21st centuries.
2017-07-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Intelligent Cloud boosts Microsoft's Q4 results
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Driven by exponential growth in its intelligent Azure Cloud offering, Microsoft has reported much better profits than expected for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 that ended on June 30.
2017-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora