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Mamata urges Congress, CPI-M to join hands with her against BJP
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Amid a raging political storm on the cut money issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged the CPI-M and the Congress to join hands with her to take on the BJP, which has been making steady inroads in the state.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IOC adopts major changes to bidding process
Lausanne (Switzerland), June 26 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday approved a round of reforms to the bidding process and hosting arrangements for the Summer and Winter Games.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
FinMin revamps tax scrutiny procedure to faceless assessment
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Finance Ministry has expanded the scope of direct tax task force to facilitate faceless tax assessment and verification to prevent corruption, harassment and speed up processing.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
GSK Pharma, RCB launch 'Trust in Science Programme'
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Pharma major GSK Pharmaceuticals and government's Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) on Wednesday launched a joint initiative -- Trust in Science Programme -- to develop doctoral programs in the fields of biostatistics and bioinformatics.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Shah stresses on violence-free Amarnath Yatra
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) In the wake of terror threats over the Amarnath Yatra starting July 1, Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday and took stock of the security arrangements to ensure a violence-free yatra.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
BSNL employees union rallies behind management
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The employees union of ailing PSU BSNL on Wednesday rallied behind the PSU and its management, saying despite its present financial difficulties, BSNL is continuously expanding its mobile customer base.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Ghalib or not: Couplet quoted by PM stirs up dust
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday used an Urdu couplet to take a jibe at senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, and wrongly attributed it to Mirza Ghalib, experts including veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar pointed out.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Worried over name not in NRC, Assam minor hangs herself
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) A minor girl in Assam's Darrang district committed suicide on Wednesday, with her relatives and members of a students' organization linking the incident to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is being updated across the state.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala sets up SPV for Champion's Boat League
Thiruvananthapuram, June 26 (IANS) As part of showcasing Kerala's famed snake-boat race in the backwaters in six districts across the state, the Kerala government has decided to form a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to conduct the IPL-model Champions' Boat League (CBL) as an annual event in August-November, state Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Sports,Art/Culture/Books
Wages account for 1/3rd of country's total income: Report
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A recent study shows that one-third of the income generated in the economy came from wages, and the the balance from capital.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
AAP MLA moves SC challenging disqualification notice
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A Delhi Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA who apparently crossed to the BJP, Devender Sehrawat, moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging the disqualification notice under the anti-defection law.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Couple arrested for South Delhi triple murder
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Two persons, including a woman, have been arrested from Gurugram in connection with the triple murder of an elderly couple and their medical attendant in South Delhi's Vasant Apartment, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samant Goel new R&AW chief, Arvind Kumar to head IB (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officers Arvind Kumar and Samant Goel as the chiefs of the country's top intelligence agencies - the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), respectively.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Rajasthan govt not to disinvest in Chhabra, Kalisindh thermal plants
Jaipur, 26 June (IANS) The Congress government in Rajasthan has decided not to disinvest in Chhabra and Kalisindh thermal power plants, as their operational capacity and financial health have remarkably improved.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Don't delay Metro Phase IV any longer, Centre tells Delhi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Central government has asked the Delhi government to end the tussle over Delhi Metro's Phase IV, which has led to the project being further delayed, as its conditions cannot be accepted.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Uproot graft at top level, Shah tells J&K babus
Srinagar/New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) In the wake of J&K Bank scandal in the valley, the Home Minister Amit Shah has instructed the state Chief Secretary to take tough measures to uproot corruption at the top level.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Nephew of slain gangster tries to rob petrol pump, arrested
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) An 18-year-old nephew of slain gangster Praveen Gahlot and one of his associate were arrested by Delhi police on Tuesday after they allegedly pointed a gun at a petrol station employee and attempted to loot the fuel station. The incident was reported on Monday in Sector-4 of Dwarka.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bring Congress back to the path shown by party leaders: Manmohan
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose term as a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam ended this month, said on Wednesday that it was the "solemn obligation" of the party workers to bring the Congress back to the path shown by its leaders.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance focuses on pension products
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance will be focusing on pension products and also expects that share of these products in its total first premium income to become 15-18 per cent by end of the current fiscal, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
12 killed by lightning in Bihar
June 26 (IANS) Atleast 12 people, including four woman and two girls, were killed on Wednesday when they were struck by lightning in separate incidents in various Bihar districts, officials said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire destroys documents at Noida Authority office
Noida, June 26 (IANS) Several important documents stored inside the building of Noida Authority were reduced to ashes after a fire broke out at the Authority's office on Wednesday morning, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Video of man doing stunt on Delhi police car goes viral
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A TikTok video showing a man performing dangerous stunts on a Delhi Police car went viral on social media on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ink thrown on Lenin's statue in Bengal
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Red ink was thrown at a statue of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin in West Bengal's East Bardhaman district, police said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Related party transaction' issue dents IndiGo's scrip
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo's scrip fell around 2 per cent after one of the top executives of the company said that an administrative issue of "related party transaction" exists between the two promoters of the airline.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US Hindu American Foundation honours activists for Kashmiri Pandit rights
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has honoured three activists for espousing the rights of Kashmiri Pandits with the 2019 Award for Advancement of Hindu Human Rights.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab, narcotics bureau to conduct raids jointly
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Punjab government on Wednesday decided to conduct joint operations and share information on drugs by pooling in resources to effectively tackle the menace in the state.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
58 Sikh pilgrims denied Pakistan visa
Amritsar, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday refused visa to 58 Sikh pilgrims for visiting a shrine to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
10% reservation for MP's general category poor
Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) The Kamal Nath-led government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday gave its nod to providing 10 per cent reservation to the underprivileged people in the state belonging to the general category.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Let's stand up for defence of religious freedom for all: Pompeo
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Wednesday pitched for the "defence of religious freedom for all", days after a report published by his ministry made critical remarks over the status of minorities in India.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Spike in US-China trade tension to hit global growth rate further: Fitch
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The world will grow at a rate slowest in 10 years if the upcoming US-China trade talks fail and the US imposes 25 per cent tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of imports from China, Fitch Rating has said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Seven injured in Narela
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A fire broke out at Narela in early morning hours of Wednesday said Delhi Fire Department, adding seven people were injuried.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OYO Hotels and Homes to invest Rs 200 cr in Haryana
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) OYO Hotels and Homes on Wednesday said it aims to invest Rs 200 crore towards "capex, infrastructure and talent" in Haryana.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Six from Saharanpur killed in Uttarakhand accident
Dehradun, June 26 (IANS) Six persons, including four children, were killed and four injured when a car in which they were travelling fell into a deep gorge at Moriana Band area in Thatyur block of Tehri district in Uttarakhand on Wednesday, police said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
East Bengal appoint Roy as head of youth development, assistant coach
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal on Wednesday appointed former coach Bastab Roy as the head of youth development with the additional responsibility of being the assistant coach of the senior football team for the upcoming football season.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Print works of Mexican engraver on view in Delhi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The works of Joel Rendon, considered one of the most outstanding engravers in Mexico, are currently on display at the India International Centre (IIC) here.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Goyat replaced by Billy Dib as Amir Khan's opponent
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Australia's Billy Dib has replaced Neeraj Goyat as Amir Khan's opponent in a boxing bout that is to take place in Saudi Arabia on July 12. India's Goyat was ruled out on Wednesday after being injured in a car crash.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chennaiyin win 3-2, but fail to make AFC Cup knockouts
Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Chennaiyin FC (CFC) defeated Nepal's Manang Marshyangdi Club 3-2 in the final AFC Cup Group E game at the ANFA Complex here on Wednesday but failed to qualify for the knockout stage.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Huawei bags 50 commercial 5G contracts worldwide
Shanghai, June 26 (IANS) Despite the ongoing trade war with the US, Chinese conglomerate Huawei on Wednesday said it has nabbed 50 commercial 5G contracts worldwide and shipped more than 150,000 base stations globally till date.
2019-06-26
Category: International, China,Technology
Dhoni played as per situation against Afghanistan: Bharat Arun
Manchester, June 26 (IANS) India's bowling coach Bharat Arun feels there is nothing to worry about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's slow batting rate as the former India captain played according to the situation in India's World Cup clash against Afghanistan on Saturday.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
US hails India for stopping oil imports from Iran, Venezuela
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The US on Wednesday hailed India for cutting off oil imports from sanctions-hit Iran and desisting from buying petroleum products from Venezuela and promised to do "everything" possible to ensure that the energy-hungry country gets adequate crude.
2019-06-26
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Chopping mangroves for Bullet Train dangerous for Mumbai: Congress
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Former Union minister and Mumbai Congress President Milind M. Deora on Wednesday warned that the government's plans to chop off mangroves for the Bullet Train project could be disastrous for Mumbai's survival.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
To demolish or conserve, Agra faces catch-22 situation (Lead, fixing headline)
Agra, June 26 (IANS) Agra, a city that is home to three world heritage monuments, including Taj Mahal, is caught in a dilemma between development and conservation.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Congress opposes diability pension tax on armed forces
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday criticized imposition of tax on disability pension of armed forces personnel, and called the ruling BJP a habitual offender in insulting the forces by "back door" cuts in spending.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'BA pass' doctor held in Rajasthan
Jaipur, June 26 (IANS) Rajasthan police have recently arrested one Man Singh Baghel, a graduate who was working as a practicing doctor in Sikar district by faking an MBBS degree which he accidentally found while travelling in a train five years back.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's overwhelming influence forces China, Pakistan backing for UNSC seat (3rd Lead)
United Nations, June 26 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific Group at the UN has unanimously supported India for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council after India's overwhelming influence forced China and Pakistan to join in the endorsement.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Modi attacks Congress, seeks Opposition support (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday again launched a blistering attack on the Congress, but at the same time, sought opposition's support to make India a $5 trillion economy.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NIA recoveres 2 IEDs from Bengaluru
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 26 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday said that it has recovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from a drain in Bengaluru on the disclosure of a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative, who was arrested on Tuesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
China, Pakistan back India for non-permanent UNSC Asia seat (2nd Lead)
United Nations, June 26 (IANS) China and Pakistan have joined the other 53 members of the Asia Pacific Group to endorse India for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council in a diplomatic victory for India.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
CBDT to share defaulters' info with PSBs for better recovery
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Income Tax Department (ITD) will share information on assets of loan defaulters with PSU banks follwing the state lenders' request to ITD to furnish details of immovable properties and assets of loan defaulters to enable them recover from such debters.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Lok Sabha passes SEZ amendment Bill 2019
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dubai bus crash: 7-year jail sought for driver
Dubai, June 26 (IANS) The Omani who drove the bus into a road barrier killing 17 people, including 12 Indians, here on June 7, is facing multiple charges, with the prosecution seeking seven years in jail and 3.4 million dirhams ($9,25,600) as blood money, according to media reports.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
HSBC issues notice to IL&FS arm seeking its dues
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) In a fresh hit for the lending major IL&FS, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has issued a notice to the former's arm ITNL Offshore Private Ltd asking it to pay 1 billion Chinese Yuan ($145 million).
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Two triple hundreds, double ton in WC right up there: Gayle
Manchester, June 26 (IANS) Chris Gayle has rated his two triple centuries in Tests and a double hundred in the 2015 World Cup as the moments that will be "on top" when he looks back at his illustrious career.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
4 Indians held for smuggling turtles, drugs in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, June 26 (IANS) Four Indians have been arrested in Malaysia after over 5,000 baby turtles were seized from two of them at Kuala Lumpur airport and more than 14 kg of drugs were confiscated, the media reported.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi targets Congress on NRC
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday slammed the Congress for opposing the National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying they cannot claim partial credit as former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had accepted it in the Assam Accord.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US hails India for cutting off oil imports from Iran
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Wednesday hailed India for cutting off oil imports from Iran and desisting from buying petroleum products from Venezuela and promised to ensure that adequate crude is made available to the energy-hungry country.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
If Patel was made the first PM, Kashmir issue would have resolved: Modi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Naredra Modi on Wednesday attacked the Congress by saying that if Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was made the first Prime Minister of the country, the issue of Jammu and Kashmir would have been resolved.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apple acquires autonomous vehicle start-up Drive.ai
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Apple has purchased autonomous vehicle startup Drive.ai for undisclosed amount, according to reports.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Uttarakhand Minister's son killed in accident
Dehradun, June 26 (IANS) Uttarakhand Education Minister Arvind Pandey's son along with two others was killed in a road accident at Bareilly area of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SBI arms take divergent stance on 'risky' Emami stock
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) In a clear case of one hand not knowing what the other is doing, the mutual fund arm of country's largest bank SBI has remained heavily invested in the potentially "risky" stocks of Emami Ltd despite another bank subsidiary, SBI Caps, dissuading long-term investors from investing in the company having highly unfavourable risk reward ratio.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Government to find ways to give 4G spectrum to BSNL, MTNL: Prasad
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the government is looking at all possibilities, including giving 4G spectrum to BSNL and MTNL, to make the two telecom PSUs more professional and competitive.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Punjab CM gives Rs 5 lakh for treatment of hockey legend Balbir Singh
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has released an assistance amount of Rs 5 lakh for the treatment of triple Olympic gold medallist hockey Olympian Balbir Singh Senior, who is undergoing treatment at PGI here.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Congress flays Centre for going back on special status to Andhra
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP government of trampling "constitutionalism" by disregarding the promise of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to provide special status category to Andhra Pradesh and said it was akin to betraying the nine core people of the state.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I'm a realist, focused on my work: Meezaan
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Debutant actor Meezaan, the son of actor Jaaved Jaaferi, says he has seen the glitter and grime of Bollywood and that makes him a realist in approach towards his acting profession.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No intel failure in Pulwama attack: Govt
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Government on Wednesday dismissed reports that Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel on February 14 was due to intelligence failure.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Coolpad Cool 3 Plus launched at starting price of Rs 5,999
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad launched its new budget phone Cool 3 in India on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Draft of Goa coastal zone management plan opposed
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) Goan environmentalists here on Wednesday raised questions over the hurriedly called public consultation meet to finalise the draft Goa Coastal Zone Management Plan, alleging the document had several flaws and that were introduced to benefit vested business interests.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tough policy has led to many terrorists being killed: Government
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Government on Wednesday said that due to its zero tolerance policy towards terrorism and sustained action by security forces, a large number of terrorists have been killed in the Kashmir Valley.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
SAD flays Punjab CM for pardon of 4 murder convicts
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Holding Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh "directly responsible" for pardoning the four cops who killed a Sikh youth in a fake encounter, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal here on Wednesday sought the Chief Minister's explanation for it.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Stiff competition, high HR cost, hitting BSNL, MTNL'
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday blamed stiff competition, high employee cost and no 4G services for the poor financial state of BSNL and MTNL.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Neesham-de Grandhomme rescue act pushes Kiwis to 237/6
Birmingham, June 26 (IANS) James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme's 132-run stand for the sixth wicket helped New Zealand post 237/6 in their World Cup group match against Pakistan in Birmingham on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Vedanta eyes 10 mtpa steel production capacity
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Anil Agarwal controlled Vedanta, which acquired Electrosteel Steels (ESL) last year through National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), is looking to expand its steel production capacity to 10 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) from the current 1.5 mtpa in the next 5-6 years, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Tripura panchayat polls on July 27, counting on July 31
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) The Tripura Election Commission here on Wednesday announced that elections to the three-tier panchayats would be held on July 27 and adequate security arrangement would be in place for the conduct of vote.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Men dressed in army uniform kidnap four in Kolkata, demand Rs 200 cr
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) A group of men in Army uniform allegedly kidnapped four persons travelling in a car in Kolkata on Wednesday afternoon and demanded a ransom of Rs 200 crore from them, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zakir Musa's successor killed in Tral gunfight
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) The chief of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) outfit was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with security forces in Tral forest area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Girl attempts to slit her wrist in Kolkata school, saved
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Five days after the death of a class 10 student, another student in a prominent south Kolkata school attempted suicide by slitting her wrist but was saved by the prompt action of school authorities, police said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society
Augusta scam: CBI tracks Rs 67-cr kickbacks in Saxena's bank account
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The CBI has tracked down Rs 67-crore kickbacks in an account operated by Rajeev Saxena, an accused in the money laundering case in the Augusta Westland chopper scam.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress' ousted former Kerala legislator joins BJP
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Two days after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, former Congress MLA from Kerala, A.P. Abdullakutty on Wednesday joined the BJP.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Girls learning to adapt to different conditions: U-17 coach
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The India U-17 womens football team is swiftly learning to adapt to different conditions and match situations, something that could help them develop into a formidable unit, said the team's head coach Alex Ambrose ahead of the sides clash with Citizen Athletic Association (AA) in Hong Kong on Thursday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
David Silva to leave Manchester City after 2019/20 season
London, June 26 (IANS) Manchester City's David Silva has said that he will leave the club at the end of the 2019/20 season. The 33-year-old Spaniard, who has made 396 appearances for the reigning Premier League champions thus far, has won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups since joining City from Valencia in 2010.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
KCR may bring back son, nephew into cabinet
Hyderabad, June 26 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao is likely to expand his cabinet early next month and bring back back his son K.T. Rama Rao and nephew T. Harish Rao.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Djokovic top seed at Wimbledon, Federer second
London, June 26 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was on Wednesday designated as the top seed in the men's singles category for the upcoming Wimbledon tennis tournament starting July 1, while eight-time winner Roger Federer has been seeded second.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Indian-origin woman jailed for assaulting Singapore police officer
Singapore, June 26 (IANS) A 21-year-old Indian-origin woman was jailed for three months in Singapore on Wednesday for shoving a policeman in the chest and pinning him against a wall in a chokehold while he was trying to question her about a scuffle involving at least six people.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
BJYM blocks street to protest Kolkata roads' closure for namaz
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Over 100 members of the Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing squatted on the street of the Bally Khal area in Howrah district and recited 'Hanuman Chalisa' on Tuesday night in a bid to put pressure on the state administration to prevent Muslims from offering Friday namaz on the roads.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Assam publishes additional draft NRC, excludes 102,462 names
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) The Assam government has found an additional 102,462 people ineligible to be included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is being updated in the state under the Supreme Court's monitoring.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Woman driver attacks man with iron rod in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman driver who attacked a man with an iron rod in a road rage incident here has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
INLD's lone Rajya Sabha MP joins BJP
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A day after two Indian National Lok Dal legislators of Haryana switched to the BJP, the party's lone Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Ramkumar Kashyap on Wednesday too joined the saffron party.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deepika makes witty remark to cameraman
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone said "Aaja, baith ja (Come, sit)" to a cameraman who was too close to her car while trying to click her as she came out of the airport here.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
G20 Summit: Indian banks 'invest' Rs 79,800 cr a year in coal
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The G-20 governments have more than doubled the financial support they provide to coal power plants in just three years, despite pledging a decade ago to phase out subsidies to all fossil fuels, an independent study said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Back in 1975, prominent writers supported Emergency
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Fourty-four years ago, when the Emergency was imposed on the country, a group of 40 prominent writers and literary figures, including renowned Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan, father of Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachan, issued a statement endorsing "proclamation of emergency to curb anti-national and reactionary forces", according to the archives of the Press Information Bureau.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Obscene dance marks Trinamool celebration, 3 arrested
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Three Trinamool Congress supporters have been arrested after a video of obscene dance and display of vulgarity in public surfaced during a celebration in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
New participants better prepared for 'Comicstaan': Kaneez
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Comedian Kaneez Surka, one of the mentors of the new season of comedy reality show "Comicstaan Season 2", says the participants are much prepared this time.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Pataudi Palace holds a lot of emotional value: Saif
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan says his ancestral home Pataudi Palace holds a lot of emotional value for him.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ghazals are such beautiful part of my life: Kaushiki
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Singer Kaushiki Chakraborty's 'Tera khayal', a contemporary ghazal, is out and she says ghazals are a beautiful part of her life.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Volkswagen Motorsport retains GQDS as content partner for Ameo Cup
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) GoQuest Digital Studios (GQDS), an independent end-to-end content studio, on Wednesday announced that it has been retained by the global iconic automobile company Volkswagen Motorsport India as its content partner for its annual racing championship --Ameo Cup 2019, for the second time in a row.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Kumaraswamy angry with workers for voting for Modi
Raichur (Karnataka), June 26 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday lost his cool with workers of a state-run power project who tried to approach him with their grievances and told them that "you vote for Modi but come to me for solution".
2019-06-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Jharkhand lynching: Relative claims Tabrez was given poisonous water
Ranchi, June 26 (IANS) A relative of Tabrez Ansari, who was killed by a mob suspecting he stole a bike, has alleged that Tabrez was given poisonous water.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 killed in attack on police centre in Pakistan
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) One policeman and three suicide bombers were killed in an attack on a police station in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Doubling farmers' income by 2022 - the way ahead (Guest Column)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Agriculture continues to be one of the largest livelihood and employment generating sector in the country, with over 50 per cent of the population deployed in it. Its contribution to India's 2017-18 GDP, however, was less than proportionate at 17-18 per cent. In a bid to remedy this situation, the government has set itself the target of doubling farmers' income by 2022.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
NCP MLC dresses up as Karkare to flay BJP MP's 'curse'
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Maverick Nationalist Congress Party legislator Prakash Gajbhiye on Wednesday turned heads when he came to Maharashtra Legislature dressed up like the former slain top cop, Hemant Karkare.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom sold out, firm scales up production
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has scaled up the production capacity of its recently-launched smartphone Reno 10x Zoom which has been sold out, to better meet the gowing demand, the company said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Budget crisis hits town where Bezos, Gates live: Report
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The Washington town where billionaire Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates live is running out of money, the media has reported.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Technology
Punjab for preventive arrest of repeat drug dealers
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Intensifying the fight against drugs, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Wednesday, mooted preventive detention of repeat offenders in drugs smuggling cases, amid reports that the police have identified around 200 such criminals.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Security beefed up ahead of G20 summit in Japan
Tokyo, June 26 (IANS) Tight security measures were being enforced in the Japanese city of Osaka on Wednesday ahead of the G20 summit during which tens of thousands of policemen are expected to be deployed.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
AI could be a boon for Alzheimer's patients
New York, June 26 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) can prove to be essential for healthcare providers to detect and manage Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia, from which 44 million people suffer worldwide.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Facebook develops real-time, interactive VR avatars
New York, June 26 (IANS) In a bid to make virtual reality (VR) experience highly believable, researchers from Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) have developed a revolutionary system called "Codec Avatars" that gives VR users ability to interact with others while representing themselves with life-like avatars precisely animated in real-time.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Technology
Tax on capital gains may continue this year, rise from 10% unlikely
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The 10 per cent long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax imposed on profit above Rs 1 lakh in the last Budget will, in all probability, continue in this year's Budget, sources said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G gets US certification
Seoul, June 26 (IANS) The 5G variant of South Korean giant Samsung's "Galaxy Fold" foldable smartphone has cleared the US Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) certification.
2019-06-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets 2-year extension
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday extended the tenure of NITI Aayog's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant by two-years till June 30, 2021.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Sunanda Pushkar's biography to release on July 26
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The death on January 17, 2014 of Sunanda Pushkar, businesswoman and wife of writer and politician Shashi Tharoor, was as shocking as it was suspect, spawning many a controversy and complex legal battles.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sensex ends 157 points up, metal stocks surge
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Steel companies made hay on Wednesday over signs of easing trade tesnion between the US and China, assisting the Sensex and Nifty to end higher on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Working as assistant director helps Shivaleeka
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) All set to embark on an actor's journey in Bollywood through her debut film "Paagal", Shivaleeka Oberoi believes that her experience as an assistant director has helped her immensely.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MLA attacks civic official with cricket bat, arrested
Indore, June 26 (IANS) Akash Vijayvargiya, an MLA from Indore III and son of BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya who thrashed a civic official with a cricket bat in full public view here on Wednesday morning was arrested and produced in the district court.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Vivo unveils 120W ultra high power charging
Shanghai, June 26 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Vivo on Wednesday unveiled its proprietary "Super FlashCharge" 120W -- a first in the industry to deliver 120W ultra-high power charging -- at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Shanghai, China.
2019-06-26
Category: International, China,Technology
Katrina can walk through hell and remain an angel: Farah
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan, who is choreographing "Tip tip barsa paani" for "Sooryavanshi", has praised Katrina Kaif, saying the actress can walk through hell and still remain an angel.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tata salt 'safe for consumption', says company
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Tata Chemicals, which manufactures the Tata Salt brands, on Wednesday assured that its salt is "safe and harmless" for consumption.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Four archers included in TOPS, proposals worth Rs 34 lakh cleared
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell has included four archers -- Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Atul Verma -- as part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Arvind Kumar new IB chief, Samant Goel to head R&AW
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officers Arvind Kumar and Samant Goel as the chiefs of the country's top intelligence agencies - the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), respectively.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Kohli should pick Bhuvi over Shami for WI tie: Tendulkar
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Despite Mohammed Shami taking a memorable hattrick in India's win over Afghanistan in the last game, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar feels Virat Kohli should go with Bhuvneshwar Kumar for their next World Cup 2019 tie against the West Indies on Thursday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Australian media heads unite against police raids
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) The heads of three major Australian media organizations on Wednesday urged the government not to criminalize journalism in the name of national security during a rare joint appearance following two police raids linked to the publication of certain news reports.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
For all talks of resurrection, England fighting to survive
London, June 26 (IANS) Moments after Bangladesh scored 333/8 against Australia in their World Cup encounter, former England skipper Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter to announce that the Aussies should go home and prepare for the Ashes and the 2019 World Cup trophy should be handed to England. But a couple of games down the line, not only have Australia qualified for the semi-finals, but also England find themselves in a spot as they must win both their remaining games to qualify for the semis.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
To demolish or conserve, Agra faces catch-22 sitch
Agra, June 26 (IANS) Agra, a city that is home to three world heritage monuments, including Taj Mahal, is caught in a dilemma between development and conservation.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Art/Culture/Books
Andalucia Masters to tee off in Spain on Thursday
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters is all set to tee off on Thursday at the Real Club Valderrama in Spain where ace Indian golfers Shubhankar Sharma, S.S.P. Chawrasia, Shiv Kapur and Gaganjeet Bhullar will be seen in action.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Sri Lanka to resume executions after 42-year hiatus
Colombo, June 26 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena announced on Wednesday that he had approved the execution of four people on death row after being convicted for drug trafficking, ending a 42-year-long moratorium on the application of the death penalty in the country.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Indefinite blockade' on Indo-Nepal border in Bihar cripples trade
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) An 'indefinite road blockade' by residents in Bihar's Jogbani has brought trade between India and Nepal to a halt on the Jogbani Land Customs Station for the past 48 hours. Over 2,000 trucks, including oil and gas tankers, are stranded on either side of the Indo-Nepal border.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Gayle to quit international cricket after India series
Manchester, June 26 (IANS) West Indies batsman has announced that the home series against India will be his last on the international stage.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
26,000 Anganwadi centres in MP face closure
Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) Nearly 26,000 Anganwadi centres in Madhya Pradesh are facing closure over unpaid rents.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vernacular social media apps spreading vulgar content in India
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) In the era where apps control our lives, the rapid spread of explicit vulger content via social networking platforms, especially in regional languages, has become a matter of concern in India.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Human Interest/Society
MLA attacks civic official with cricket bat, arrested
Indore, June 26 (IANS) Akash Vijayvargiya, an MLA from Indore III and son of BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who thrashed a civic official with a cricket bat in full public view here on Wednesday morning was arrested and presented in the district court.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
RS by-poll: Congress alleges BJP-BJD pact in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) The nomination of former IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnaw for the Rajya Sabha by-election from the state resonated in the Odisha Assembly on Wednesday as the Congress demanded a statement from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over his alleged involvement in mining and land allotment scams.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Building demolition triggers political uproar in Andhra
Amaravati, June 26 (IANS) The demolition of an annexe of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's residence here has triggered an uproar with main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) questioning the rationale behind YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government's action.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Please don't bully my family or me: Child actor Lexi Rabe
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) "Avengers: Endgame" child star Lexi Rabe, who played the on-screen daughter to Robert Downey Jr in the film, has urged people not to bully her family or her, reminding them she is all of 7 years old.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IL&FS asks bourses to avoid coercive actions over quarterly results
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) Engineering and Construction Company urged the exchanges on Wednesday to avoid coercive action against it for failing to declare its quarterly results.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shahid plants a kiss on wife Mira's cheek
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) After the release of "Kabir Singh", Shahid Kapoor is getting some 'we' time with Mira, who shared a video of the couple sharing a fun but romantic moment.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UCO Bank targets Rs 8,000 crore recovery in FY20
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) State-run UCO Bank, which is focusing on increasing retail, agriculture and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) business, is aiming at Rs 8,000 crore recovery from the non-performing asset (NPA) accounts during the current fiscal, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
India, US vow to resolve 'outstanding issues' like 'friends' (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Resolving to take their bilateral relations to new heights, India and the US on Wednesday vowed to work as "friends" to address the "outstanding issues" related to trade and S-400 missile defence system deal and strengthen their ties in diverse areas, including defence and fight against terrorism.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
OPPO announces world's 1st under-screen camera phone
Shanghai, June 26 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO on Wednesday unveiled the world's first under-screen camera phone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 event in Shanghai, China.
2019-06-26
Category: International, China,Technology
Fertiliser, petroleum subsidies may be raised in budget
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Even as the government finances are stretched over slower revenue collections and higher than expected expenditure commitments in a slowing economy, the Centre is likely to increase its subsidy commitments for fertiliser and petroleum sectors when it presents the Budget for 2019-20 on July 5.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Amit Shah arrives in J&K for two-day visit
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday to start his two-day maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking over as the Union Home Minister.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Huawei grabs 5G market with 50 commercial contracts
Shanghai, June 26 (IANS) Despite the ongoing trade war with the US, Chinese conglomerate Huawei on Wednesday said it has gained 50 5G commercial contracts and shipped more than 150,000 base stations globally till date.
2019-06-26
Category: International, China,Technology
Twitter testing ways to improve 'Lists' feature
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter is trying new ways to improve the 'Lists' feature on its platform.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Women can do night shifts in Goa units: Deputy CM
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) The Goa cabinet here on Wednesday cleared amendments to the Factories Act, which would allow women to work in factories during night hours, Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
US, N Korea in informal talks for 3rd summit: Seoul
Seoul, June 26 (IANS) The US and North Korea were holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to explore the possibility of another bilateral summit, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
'India to witness dramatic improvement in knee, hip surgeries'
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) With the fast adoption of robot-assisted surgeries, orthopaedic surgeries have come of age globally and India is at the threshold of witnessing a dramatic change when it comes to knee and hip surgeries, a US-based expert has said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Superwoman wants late night show to be 'ray of light'
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) It's not everyday that a woman of colour lands a chance to be a late night host on primetime American television. So, YouTube sensation Lilly Singh aka Superwoman, whose show "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" will be out in September, wants to make sure it is inclusive and spreads positivity.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora,Bollywood
Arjun Kapoor turns 34, friends & family send out wishes
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) On Arjun Kapoor's 34th birthday on Wednesday, her family members Anshula Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, and film fraternity friends Ayushmann Khurrana and Kubbra Sait, wished him love and success.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi attacks Congress, seeks opposition's support
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday again launched a blistering attack on the Congress but at the same time, sought the opposition's support to make India a $5 trillion economy.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ndian boxers' jinx in pro circuit continues with Goyat
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) With a car accident ruling Neeraj Goyat out of the much touted clash against Pakistani-origin British boxer Amir Khan at next month's WBC Pearl World Championship bout in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the story of Indian boxers getting jinxed continues unabated.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Europe reels under heatwave, 3 killed in France
Paris, June 26 (IANS) A heatwave likened to "hell" has been sweeping across Europe disrupting normal life and claiming lives. Forecasters have warned of the record breaking heatwave in the continent in the coming days.
2019-06-26
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
DiCaprio steers attention to Chennai water crisis
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Oscar winning Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, known for his environmental activism, has raised awareness about the ongoing water crisis in Chennai.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Hollywood
Sabarimala row reason for Kerala LS polls poor show: CPI-M
Thiruvananthapuram, June 26 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)mouthpiece 'Deshabhimani' on Wednesday said that the Sabarimala issue was one of the major reasons for the Left's poor show in the Lok Sabha polls in Kerala.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Legal action against Naidu in power purchase agreements
Amaravati, June 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday ordered legal action against his predecessor N. Chandrababu Naidu in connection with the agreements entered into by the previous government for purchase of solar and wind power.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Women to be made owners of PMAY houses in MP
Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to make women owners of the houses provided under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
2019-06-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Arvind Kumar is new IB chief, Samant Goel to head R&AW
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Senior IPS officers Arvind Kumar and Samant Goel are set to head the countrys top intelligence agencies -- Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) respectively.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Children's lit fest 'Bookaroo' to debut in Gangtok
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) With as many as 21 speakers, 59 sessions including storytelling, drama, workshops, art and craft, Bookaroo -- India's first children's literature festival that has travelled to 12 cities across the country -- is set to debut in Gangtok, Sikkim on June 28.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
History stands with mercurial Pakistan this World Cup
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) If one goes by history, Pakistan will emerge as the champions of the ongoing World Cup. Hard to believe? But history and the pattern of performance of Sarfaraz Ahmed's team says the same.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Forget Nehru Place, get your laptop assembled online at Lenovo
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Taking customisation to the next level, Chinese technology giant Lenovo on Wednesday announced its "made to order" service for India wherein prospective buyers can create a true factory-built custom PC with an option to choose from over 100,000 configurations.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Algorithm to map universe, solve mysteries: Study
New York, June 26 (IANS) Researchers have developed an algorithm designed to visualise models of the universe in order to solve some of physics' greatest mysteries.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
New Zealand opt to bat against Pakistan (Toss)
Birmingham, June 26 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in their 2019 World Cup group match at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Mi CC9 to come with 32MP front, 48MP rear camera
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is all set to launch two smartphones under the CC series -- Mi CC9 and CC9e -- on July 2.
2019-06-26
Category: International, China,Technology
Modi attacks opposition for blaming EVMs for defeat
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked the opposition parties for questioning the electronic voting machines (EVMs) for their defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TikTok videos of nurses in Odisha hospital go viral
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Some TikTok videos of a group of nurses dancing in Malkangiri district headquarters hospital in Odisha have gone viral, prompting the administration to inquire into the matter.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Rahul working on roadmap for Wayanad development
Kozhikode (Kerala), June 26 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi has invited 25 leaders from the Congress and the IUML to help him prepare a roadmap for the overall development of his constituency Wayanad, a party leader said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
We share a strong bond: Wahab Riaz on Mohammad Amir
London, June 26 (IANS) Left-arm Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz has said he shares a strong bond with teammate Mohammad Amir and they always listen to each other.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Accident rules Neeraj out of bout against Amir Khan
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Boxer Neeraj Goyat, who has met with a car accident, was on Wednesday ruled out of his key clash against Pakistani-origin British boxer Amir Khan at next month's WBC Pearl World Championship bout in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
One India Agriculture Market can improve access for farmers (Comment)
To ensure better market access for farmers across the country, we suggest creation of One India Agriculture Market.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Playing in the 'V' the secret to Kohli's success this WC
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli has been on song in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales. With three fifties, Kohli has so far scored 244 runs in the four innings he has played. While he is currently 12th in the list of leading run-getters, Kohli will surely move upwards with India still to play as many as four games in the group stages alone.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Have more than 2 kids, can't contest Uttarakhand panchayat polls
Dehradun, June 26 (IANS) The Uttarakhand Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill barring people having more than two children from contesting the panchayat elections. It has also fixed a minimum qualification for them.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Kabir Singh' helps Shahid score first solo century
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) "Kabir Singh" has minted Rs 104.90 crore in India, making it actor Shahid Kapoor's first solo century, says a trade analyst. Its makers have added 46 screens in the US.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google Maps to alert Indians if cab drivers deviate from route
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Next time when you board an Uber or Ola from the airport, railway station or from a friend's place at midnight anywhere in India, keep your Google Maps on. In case the driver deviates from the designated drop route for 500 metres, your phone would buzz with a prominent notification -- informing you about the deviation and you can promptly alert the cab-hailing service, near and dear ones, or even cops.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology,Business/Economy
Mob lynching pains me but don't insult Jharkhand: Modi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the lynching of a young man by a mob in Jharkhand had pained him but said it was unfair to blame the entire state for it.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Soni shares throwback image, fans compare her to Alia
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Veteran actress Soni Razdan shared a throwback photograph of herself from her younger days, leaving fans amazed by her uncanny resemblance to her daughter Alia Bhatt.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
#Sistergoals: Janhvi puts make-up on Khushi
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor turned make-up artist for her younger sister Khushi, making her look like a doll.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
US desires to build stronger ties with India: Pompeo tells Modi (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed his country's continued interest in building stronger relations with India and working together to realize the shared vision and goals.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Wrestlers Punia, Phogat slam Haryana's cash reward policy
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Slamming the BJP government's new cash reward policy in Haryana for sportspersons winning medals for India, international wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday called the decision an attempt to kill sports.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Four die of asphyxiation in septic tank in Haryana
Rohtak, June 26 (IANS) Four part-time municipal sweepers hired by a private company to clean a septic tank died of asphyxiation on Wednesday here in Haryana after inhaling toxic fumes, the police said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
South Africa spinner Maharaj roped in by Yorkshire
Leeds, June 26 (IANS) South Africa left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj was on Wednesday roped in by Yorkshire for a brief red-ball deal for the next three County Championship games. He will begin his stint with the game against Surrey on Sunday.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Warner joins Tendulkar in elite list after England knock
London, June 26 (IANS) Swashbuckling Australian opener David Warner became the first batsman to score 500 runs in the ongoing edition of the World Cup.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Ganguly defends Dhoni, says Afghanistan knock one-off
London, June 26 (IANS) Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has come in support of veteran wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni who had to face criticism for his slow knock against Afghanistan in India's World Cup game in Southampton.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Siddharth enjoys working on 'The Lion King' as Simba
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) "Rang De Basanti" fame actor Siddharth has lent his voice to the character of Simba in the Tamil version of Disney's upcoming live-action film "The Lion King" and said he had a great time working on the project.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi attacks Congress again, says it's spreading myth
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday again attacked the Congress party, saying it was spreading a myth that if it loses an election then it is a loss for the country.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan police station ranked 1st among 15,666 in country
Jaipur, June 26 (IANS) Kalu police station in Rajasthan's Bikaner leads the list of the top 10 police stations in the country in 2018, officials said on Wednesday. They were selected from 15,666 police stations across the country.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Air pollution ups hypertension risk in Indian women
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Ladies, take note. Women who are exposed to high pollution levels in India are at significantly higher risk of suffering from hypertension, warn researchers.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Spain,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
LG announces 3 smartphones for Indian market
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) South Korean conglomerate LG on Wednesday announced three smartphones in its "W-series" -- the LG W30, the LG W30 Pro and the LG W10 -- for the Indian market.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Indians seek personalised customer experiences the most
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) People in India have the highest requirement for personal services in the world with 82 per cent Indians demanding offline as well as online personalised experiences, a new study by software giant Adobe said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
SMBs fast learning and adopting new technologies: Google India
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The small and medium businesses (SMBs) sector which contributes nearly 37 per cent of India's GDP, is fast adopting new digital technologies to stay up-to-date in the race, according to a top Google India executive.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Amarnath Yatra security reviewed ahead of Shah's visit
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander, visited security deployment along the two Amarnath Yatra routes.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Mizoram starts campaign on global warming, climate change
Aizawl/Agartala, June 26 (IANS) The Mizoram government has launched an awareness campaign across the state on climate change and global warming, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Environment/Wildlife
Campaign launched to make Great Barrier Reef an Australian citizen
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) A campaign was launched in Australia on Wednesday to push for citizenship to be granted to the Great Barrier Reef in order to strengthen protection of the world's largest living organism.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
TMC MPs Mimi, Nusrat raise first issue in Parliament
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Cine stars-turned-Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Trinamool Congress, Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan Ruhi, raised their first issue in Parliament on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India gear up for Russell-less Windies test (Preview)
Manchester, June 26 (IANS) India will aim to continue with their unbeaten streak in the ongoing World Cup when they face a low-on-confidence West Indies team at Old Trafford on Thursday.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
I live the most regular life ever: Tom Holland
Bali, June 26 (IANS) It has been a crazy ride to fame for Tom Holland, who is winning hearts all around the world as the new Spider-Man. But he does not want to get lost in the glitz and glamour of the industry.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australian MH17 crash victims' kin reach settlement with airline
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) The relatives of seven Australian passengers who died when the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014 on Wednesday reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the airline.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP in Goa targets 4 lakh people for membership
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) The BJP in Goa has targeted four lakh people -- a little less than one third of the state's population -- as a target for its membership drive which is due to start from July 6, party state General Secretary Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Gomti: A river in trouble (IANS Special)
Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) The carpet of water hyacinth over the Gomti River in Lucknow may present a bewitching sight but it also hides the threat to aquatic life that lies in the waters below.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
All 6 of family killed in house collapsed in Karnataka
Bidar (Karnataka), June 26 (IANS) All the six members of a family were killed on Wednesday when the roof of their house in Bidar district in Karnataka collapsed.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lord Ram image found in Iraqi mural
Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) A mural in Iraq, dated circa 2000 BC, is said to represent an image of Lord Ram.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Apple cancels deal for quantum dot iPhone camera
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Apple has reportedly scrapped a $22 million contract with British tech firm Nanoco for advanced iPhone camera sensor.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AI-enabled tool developed to detect heart attacks
New York, June 26 (IANS) Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence-enabled tool which uses Machine Learning (ML) algorithms that will soon play a critical role in predicting heart attacks and other cardiac issues.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Rahul rejects MPs' demand to remain party chief
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again rejected a plea by MPs to continue as the party chief, a month after he decided to give up the top post after the Lok Sabha election drubbing.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HC defers hearing on naming LS opposition leader
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday posted for July 8 a plea seeking direction to the Lok Sabha Speaker to appoint a Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, saying there was no urgency in the matter.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mueller to testify publicly over Russia probe
Washington, June 26 (IANS) US Special Counsel Robert Mueller will publicly testify over his Russia probe before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17 following a subpoena, the panels' chairmen have announced in a joint statement.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shahid has been a shining example for me: Ishaan
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Ishaan Khatter is in awe of his elder brother Shahid Kapoor whom he describes as a shining example and finds it baffling how the "Kabir Singh" actor was able to play the most complex, lost and damaged characters with such perfection.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Militant killed in gunfight in J&K's Tral
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) A militant was killed on Wednesday morning in a gunfight with the security forces in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mike Pompeo meets Jaishankar
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar here on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
ED attaches properties of Rs 9,778 crore of Sterling Biotech
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday said it has attached properties worth Rs 9,778 crore of Sterling Biotech in its investigation into a money laundering case against the pharmaceutical company and others involving domestic and offshore branches of Indian banks in 2004-12.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Amit Shah has no olive branch for Kashmiri separatist leaders?
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Despite assertions by Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik that the separatist Hurriyat leaders were ready for talks, Home Minister Amit Shah is unlikely to extend them an olive branch during his two-day visit to the state starting Wednesday, informed sources said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
RInfra to build Rs 7,000-cr Versova-Bandra Sea Link
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (RInfra) will construct a 17.17 km-long Versova-Bandra Sea Link (VBSL) at a cost of Rs 7,000 crore, a statement said here on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Google's sister start-up to build smart city in Canada
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Google's sister company Sidewalk Labs has revealed a massive plan for investing about $990 million to build a waterfront area in Toronto, Canada into a high-tech smart city.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mob lynching is like terror act: Wali Rahmani
Patna, June 26 (IANS) Muslim cleric Maulana Wali Rahmani on Wednesday said mob lynching incidents in the country are like terror acts, and demanded strict punishment to accused.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
India gets 'Stay Safer' feature on Google Maps
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Intending to keep users safe while they are riding in a taxi or driving by themselves, Google on Wednesday announced the roll-out of a new feature called "Stay Safer", first in India.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
China's Fushida Group to ally with Hero Cycles in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) China's Fushida Group, world's largest and most integrated bicycle manufacturer, on Wednesday announced to collaborate with Hero Cycles in the latter's Rs 210 crore cycle manufacturing project in Ludhiana's hi-tech cycle valley.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
2 arrested for triple murder in Delhi's Vasant Vihar
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of an elderly couple and their maid in Delhi's Vasant Vihar, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Starc: Not just king of yorkers, but also Australia's WC man
London, June 26 (IANS) The last ball of the 36th over during Englands chase of 286 on June 24 in match 32 of the ongoing World Cup was no ordinary ball. It was a delivery which will remain in the minds of those who consider cricket a religion till eternity.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
55 nations back India for non-permanent UNSC seat
New York, June 26 (IANS) In a major diplomatic win, India's candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has been unanimously endorsed by the Asia Pacific group of 55 countries including China and Pakistan.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
RInfra to build Rs 7000-cr Versova-Bandra sea link
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (RInfra) will construct a 17.17 km-long Versova-Bandra Sea Link (VBSL) at a cost of Rs 7,000 crore, a statement said here on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Microsoft adds new OneDrive consumer storage plans
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) The consumer version of Microsoft's OneDrive Cloud storage service is getting new storage plan and security options.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
What compelled Ayushmann to take up 'Article 15'?
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says the intent to bring about "social change by starting a conversation" is what compelled him to back a movie like "Article 15", which is centred around caste discrimination in the society.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Agra realtors oppose steep hike in Circle Rates
Agra, June 26 (IANS) Builders and realtors in Uttar Pradesh's Agra have opposed the proposed hike in Circle Rates of land in the Taj city.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
55 nations endorse India's candidature for UN Security Council for 2021-22
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) In a significant diplomatic win for India, the country's candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has been unanimously endorsed by the Asia Pacific group, comprising 55 nations.
2019-06-26
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
My character in 'Boo...' may look dumb to others: Anil
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Anil Charanjeett, who will be seen in a web series titled "Boo... Sabki Phategi", says the character he essays in the horror comedy web series may appear dumb to viewers, but it actually takes the storyline of the series forward.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Musk pushes Tesla workers over email to meet Q2 goals
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) After getting done with "the most difficult mission" for his space company SpaceX, Elon Musk has shifted his focus back to his electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla, pushing employees to hit the second-quarter delivery goals.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Alia Bhatt starts 'new, fun' YouTube channel
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Alia Bhatt has started a new Youtube channel which will give her fans a peek into the actress' personal and professional life.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Modi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday morning in his country's first high-level engagement with India after Modi returned to power with a thumping election victory.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Panama
Panama City, June 26 (IANS) An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude jolted La Esperanza area in western Panama on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 killed, 12 injured as bus hit electric pole in Bihar
Patna, June 26 (IANS) Four people were killed and 12 others injured when a high tension wire fell on a bus in Bihar's Nawada district on Wednesday, police said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Group show of modern Indian art masters' works in Delhi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Works of modern Indian art masters - Sayed Haider Raza, Maqbool Fida Husain, Ram Kumar, Akbar Padamsee, and Krishen Khanna - will be showcased in a unique exhibition here starting Sunday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Facebook may let you turn off in-app notification dots
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook is testing a toggle to turn off the red-coloured in-app notification dots on its homescreen which until now had to be manually checked to get ridden off.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US Secretary Mike Pompeo meets PM Modi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) US Secretary Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday to discuss various aspects of the Indo-US relationship.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
'Article 15' certified UA after 5 modifications
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Anubhav Sinha's "Article 15", a cop drama which delves into how caste discrimination has seeped into the society, was granted a UA certificate from the Central Board of Film Certificate (CBFC) after five suggested modifications.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bridegroom, 2 others dead as bus, car collide in Uttar Pradesh
Firozabad, June 26 (IANS) Three people in a baraat, including the bridegroom, died on the spot in a head-on collision between a bus and a car in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad, police said on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sujoy Ghosh's 'Typewriter' to premiere on July 19
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) "Typewriter", a mystery thriller series directed by Sujoy Ghosh, will premiere on streaming giant Netflix on July 19.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Disha Patani does perfect cartwheel with one hand
Mumbau, June 26 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani, who is popular for her love for fitness, impressed many fans with a perfect cartwheel.
2019-06-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
George R.R. Martin finds 'Chernobyl' terrific
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Author George R.R. Martin, whose series of epic fantasy novels "A Song of Ice and Fire" was adapted into "Game of Thrones", is moved by "Chernobyl".
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Salman, Salim Khan croon 'Suhani Raat Dhal...'
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan and his father-veteran screenwriter Salim Khan showed their vocal prowess as they sang together.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US-China trade war causing collateral damage: Australia
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) The Prime Minister of Australia on Wednesday warned that the trade war between the US and China was causing collateral damage by aggravating rising global economic uncertainty.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Diplomacy,Politics
Thank you for bearing with me for 27 years: SRK
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who completed 27 years of his Bollywood debut on Tuesday, expressed gratitude to his fans with a bike stunt -- a la his entry scene in his maiden film "Deewana".
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karisma Kapoor defies age in birthday picture
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor was all oomph as she posed in a black monokini for an age-defying picture taken on her 45 birthday on Tuesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
San Francisco first US city to ban e-cigarettes sale
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) San Francisco has become the first major city in the US to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes, a measure that affects both brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Arranged marriages evolving to semi-arranged in India: UN
United Nations, June 26 (IANS) While arranged marriages remain the norm in India, they are evolving into a system of semi-arranged marriages giving women more freedom and making them less vulnerable to domestic violence, according to a UN report.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Can't control what people say: Sarfaraz on 'pig' comment
Manchester, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has urged his fans to refrain from abuse while criticising his team's performance in what is being seen as his first reaction to the abusive jokes that were hurled at him after his team's crushing defeat against arch-rivals India in the ongoing World Cup.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
US House approves emergency funding for migrant care
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has approved an emergency $4.5 billion funding bill to tackle the continuous migrant surge along the US-Mexico border.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Protests in Hong Kong ahead of G20 summit in Japan
Hong Kong, June 26 (IANS) Dressed in black, hundreds of protesters marched in silence on Wednesday to 19 foreign consulates in Hong Kong to deliver letters urging representatives to exert pressure on the Chinese President at the upcoming G20 summit in Japan.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Women's agricultural labour cause of malnutrition in rural India
London, June 26 (IANS) In order to improve women's lives and household nutrition and health outcomes in rural India, policies need to be context-specific, taking into consideration factors such as caste and location, says new research led by an Indian-origin scientist from University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Facebook rolls out new rules for political advertising globally
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Facebook has rolled out its transparency tools globally for advertisers wanting to place ads about social issues, elections or politics.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
We are not listening to your conversations: Instagram Head
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram is neither listening to your private conversations nor reading your posts, its CEO Adam Mosseri has stressed.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hindus donate land for graveyard to Muslims in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, June 26 (IANS) In a gesture that could ease tension between Hindus and Muslim and, perhaps, pave the way for a solution to the Ram temple dispute, Hindus in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya district have donated land to Muslims for a burial ground.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
Man held for raping woman year ago
Agra, June 26 (IANS) The police have arrested a man accused of raping a woman, who lived in an 'ashram' here in Uttar Pradesh, about an year ago.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bhim Army chief mounts first attack on Mayawati
Pilibhit, June 26 (IANS) Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar on Wednesday accused Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati of trying to weaken the movement for social justice initiated by her mentor late Kanshi Ram.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
WC hopes still strong: Morgan post Australia loss
London, June 26 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan has insisted that his team's World Cup hopes are not in jeopardy and they still have a "strong" chance of making it to the semi-finals.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
WhatsApp to end Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 OS support in 2020
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Facebook-owned mobile Messaging service WhatsApp would no longer support devices using the Android 2.3.7 operating system and iPhones using iOS 7 after February 1, 2020.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Markets open in the red on Wednesday
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade on Wednesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Brazil's SC rejects appeal for jailed ex-President's release
Brasilia, June 26 (IANS) Brazil's Supreme Court has rejected two habeas corpus requests by the country's ex-President - who has been imprisoned on a corruption conviction for over a year - while postponing debate on the behaviour of a former judge who convicted the leader and is now the South American nation's Justice Minister.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Brazil,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mueller agrees to publicly testify over Russia probe
Washington, June 26 (IANS) US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly over his Russia probe before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees following a subpoena, the panels has announced in a joint statement.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Demolition of building built by Naidu in Amaravati underway
Amaravati, June 26 (IANS) Demolition of a building adjacent to former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's residence on the banks of Krishna river here continued in full swing amid tension and tight security on Wednesday, as the Andhra Pradesh High Court rejected the plea to put a stay on the demolition.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
What if Gandhi had lived, asks Manu Pillai (Book Review)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi had expressed the opinion that a human life could span 125 years and that he would quite like to live that long. "If he had his way, he would have departed not in 1948 but around 1994," best-selling author Manu S. Pillai writes in his latest book, also posing some intriguing questions, among them: would he have sided with Indira Gandhi to end genocide in East Pakistan and help birth Bangladesh, would Mrs Gandhi have thrown him into prison during the Emergency and most importantly, "would the tragedy that was Babri Masjid have pierced the Mahatma's heart as he aproached his own deadline of a century and a quarter?"
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Can Endstate of US-Iran Clash be better than JCPoA, 2015? (Comment)
President Trump signed an executive order on June 24, imposing additional economic sanctions on Iran. Apparently its in retaliation to shooting down of the US Drone by Iran over its airspace last week (which US claims to be in international airspace), which has left US red-faced, war gaming all options on the table from military retaliation to additional curbs, sanctions, talks and possibly another deal. The US claims to have exercised restraint, after ordering cyber attacks on Iranian missiles, which Iran denies to have any effect.
2019-06-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Opinion/Commentary
First part ticked off: Finch after Oz qualify for semis
London, June 26 (IANS) Captain Aaron Finch was a satisfied man after Australia defeated England comprehensively by 64 runs and became the first team to qualify for the semifinals in the ongoing World Cup.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Brazil 2019 adds to Ecuador's woes at Copa America
Guayaquil (Ecuador), June 26 (IANS) Ecuador's exit from the 2019 Copa America first round is the most recent episode of the team's failure at the tournament.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
Every child can be ambassador for change: Sheena Chohan
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Actress Sheena Chohan of "Ant Story" fame has been vouching for the inclusion of human rights education in schools to make every child an agent for change.
2019-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andy Murray defeated in doubles at ATP Eastbourne
London, June 26 (IANS) Andy Murray has met his Waterloo in men's doubles for the first time after returning from hip surgery in January.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Drug use increased 30% in India in last decade: Report
Vienna, June 26 (IANS) The United Nation's latest report on drug use revealed a 30 per cent increase on 2009 with regards to the consumption of narcotics with some 35 million people worldwide suffering from drug disorders, thanks to in-depth surveys conducted in India and Nigeria.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Human Interest/Society
Gunfight rages in Tral forest area
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) A gunfight started on Wednesday between the security forces and militants in the Tral forest area of Jammu and Kashmirs Pulwama district.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
China defends Xinjiang detention centres, invites Bachelet
Geneva, June 26 (IANS) China on Tuesday defended its controversial detention of thousands of people in Xinjiang province in the country's northwest at the United Nations Human Rights Council and invited the High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, to visit the area.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US crude oil inventories decrease last week: API
Houston, June 26 (IANS) The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday reported a sharp decrease of 7.55 million barrels in the US crude oil inventories for the week ending June 21.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
UP: SP revokes order to take Rs 100 from police officials
Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) After a sharp reaction on social media, Lucknow Superintendent of Police (East) Suresh Chandra Rawat has taken back his order to charge Rs 100 from each police official in every police station as cleanliness fund with an immediate effect.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Amit Shah to begin J&K visit with prayers at Amarnath Cave
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister, Amit Shah will begin his two-day maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday by paying obeisance at the Amarnath Cave Shrine.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
US stocks trade lower on weak data
New York, June 26 (IANS) US stocks traded lower on Tuesday as investors digested the latest economic data while waiting for Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell's remarks.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Melania Trump's spokeswoman to be White House press Secy
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Melania Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham will get a major new role as both White House Press Secretary and Communications Director, the First Lady tweeted on Tuesday.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives Delhi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived New Delhi on Tuesday night on his three-day visit to the country to strengthen strategic ties between the two nations.
2019-06-26
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Paris to limit vehicle use to reduce air pollution
Paris, June 26 (IANS) Paris will restrict car use on Wednesday as a measure to fight against surging air pollution linked to intense heat wave that strikes most of French regions, the city's police department announced on Tuesday.
2019-06-26
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
WhatsApp to stop supporting Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 in 2020
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Messaging service WhatsApp said on Tuesday that it would no longer support devices using the Android 2.3.7 operating system and iPhones using iOS 7 after February 1, 2020.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump lashes out at Iran after 'insulting' statement
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Donald Trump has lashed out at the "ignorant and insulting statement" released by Iran after the US president announced fresh sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Raids at retired techie's home in Jabalpur
Jabalpur, June 26 (IANS) The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) conducted raids at the residence and other properties of a retired engineer in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur and exposed unaccounted wealth of crores of rupees. The engineer was working in Public Health Engineering Department.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Residents of Madangir have no clue about missing Sri Lankan Tamils
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) People residing in south Delhi's Madangir area are clueless about the whereabouts of the 243 Sri Lankan Tamils who went missing after embarking on a perilous sea journey in January this year.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Inputs on terror threats regularly shared with states
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Intelligence inputs on terror threats are regularly shared with the states concerned, parliament was told on Tuesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Demolition of building built by Naidu in Amaravati underway
Amaravati, June 26 (IANS) Authorities in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday night began demolition of a building adjacent to former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's residence on the banks of the Krishna river here.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kashmiri Pandit diaspora seeks restorative justice
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A delegation of the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday to seek restorative justice for the displaced community.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka seek NDRF assistance for upcoming rabi season
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Apprehending an impending drought situation, all 30 districts of Karnataka have sought assistance under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for the rabi season, parliament was told on Tuesday.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Farmer who committed suicide wasn't under debt, says Sachin Pilot
Jaipur, June 25 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said the farmer who committed suicide on Sunday in a Sri Ganganagar village, leaving behind a "farewell video clip", was not under financial debt.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Bike Bot' Additional Director arrested
Greater Noida, June 25 (IANS) The Gautam Buddh Nagar police have arrested one of the additional directors of ponzi marketing scheme 'Bike Bot' run by BSP leader Sanjay Bhati, police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tyre stocks rise as government imposes CVD on Chinese tyres
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Stocks of domestic tyre manufacturers rose on Tuesday after the government imposed a countervailing duty on particular type of tyres imported from China for a period of five years.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Event to promote Kashmiri language held in Delhi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) To promote the Kashmiri language among the youth, the Jammu Kashmir Vichar Manch organised an event that addressed the challenge of preserving the culture and language of Kashmir.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
LF, Congress MLAs walk out from Bengal assembly on cut money issue
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) The cut money issue reverberated in the West Bengal Assembly for the second day running on Tuesday, with the Left Front and Congress lawmakers staging a noisy walk-out on the issue.
2019-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
18 cases filed in uploading of women's phone numbers: Minister
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Delhi Police has registered 18 cases in which photos and mobile numbers of women were uploaded on social media platforms to harass them, the parliament was informed on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress attacks government over 45,000 vacant army posts
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over its failure of filling over 45,000 vacant posts in the army due to "paucity of funds", terming it a matter of concern.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Lynching of Muslim youth in Jharkhand 'blot on humanity': Rahul
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday described the mob lynching of a Muslim youth in Jharkhand as a "blot on humanity" and criticised the "silence" of powerful voices in the BJP-ruled Central and state governments.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Situation in Sri Lanka now normal: Tourism Minister
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka, which was hit by a ghastly terror attack on April 21, said on Tuesday that the situation now was normal and it was safe for the tourists to visit.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Tax exemption on preventive health check-up should be raised: FICCI
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Industry body FICCI has recommended the government raise the tax exemption on preventive health check-up from the current Rs 5,000 per person to Rs 20,000 and also sought the "national priority" status for the healthcare sector.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Modi and French President to meet
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of G-20 Summit in Osaka in Japan later this week, diplomatic sources said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Lara admitted to hospital with chest pain, now fine (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara, who was on Tuesday admitted to a hospital here after he complained of chest pain, said he is fine and recovering, and will be back in his hotel on Wednesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Punjab CM releases Rs 118.42 crore for SC student scholarship funds
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered the Finance Department to release Rs 118.42 crore to clear the backlog of pending scholarship funds for Scheduled Caste students studying in 634 colleges.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Centre must fulfil its promise to check black money: AAP MP
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Urging the Centre to take strict action against economic fugitives, Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said mere talking was not enough and that the government can not run away from its responsibility to check black money.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pacers guide Oz into semifinal with win over England
London, June 25 (IANS) Mitchell Starc produced a world-class yorker to get rid of the dangerous Ben Stokes while Jason Behrendorff returned career best figures to hand Australia a place in the semifinal with a 64-run win over hosts England in a high-octane World Cup group stage clash at the Lord's here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Modi quoting Nehru's words 'great victory' for Congress: Chowdhury
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday said the party has scored a "great victory" as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "compelled" to quote Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's words at the fag end of his speech.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Elderly man held for killing daughter-in-law over petty issue
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) An elderly man was arrested for allegedly killing his daughter-in-law by slitting her throat over an argument over fixing a bulb at their residence in a central Delhi area, police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Violent incidents caused by Left-wing extremism reduced, says government
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Government on Tuesday said the number of violent incidents and resultant deaths caused by the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) have reduced by 43.4% and 60.4% respectively during last 5 years (2014-18) compared to 2009-13.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AbbVie to buy Botox maker Allergan for $63 billion
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) US-based biopharma major AbbVie will acquire Ireland-based pharmaceutical major Allergan in a cash and stock transaction for a value of approximately $63 billion.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trinamool leader returns 'cut money' as demonstrations continue
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Amid widespread demonstrations by people across West Bengal over 'cut money', a Trinamool Congress leader in Birbhum on Tuesday returned the money to beneficiaries of a project under the rural job guarantee scheme after he was accused of misappropriating the funds.
2019-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Government to come up with an integrated RERA website
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With an aim to provide single window information on best practices and rulings in the housing sector, the government will soon come up with a platform that will integrate Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) of all the states.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kolkata transgender couple to marry in social ceremony
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Kolkata-based transwoman Tista Das, who is set to get married in a social ceremony to Dipan Chakraborty, a transman, strictly believes that love connects two souls and that it goes much beyond any gender bias. The two will take the wedding vows following all rituals on August 5.
2019-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Government announces several schemes for cow welfare
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it has several schemes for cow welfare but does not have any current scheme for setting up new 'Gaushalas' or cow shelters.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two cattle smugglers arrested in Gurugram
Gurugram June 25 (IANS) Two cattle smugglers were allegedly assaulted by a mob and later handed over to the police in Gurugram's Islampur area on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meet the young guns who cracked the civil services test
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) being one of the most challenging competitive tests in the country, cracking it is not an easy task. Many candidates spend years preparing to clear it.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
'57% home buyers think property prices will rise in next 12 months'
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Around 57 per cent home buyers in the country feel that property prices will rise in the next 12 months, according to a report.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
15 aides of gangster Kapil Sangwan held
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Delhi police have arrested 15 accomplices of wanted gangster Kapil Sangwan and recovered nine pistols and 65 live cartridges from them.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Burdwan blast case: NIA arrests JMB operative from Bengaluru
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 25 (IANS) The NIA on Tuesday said that it has arrested an absconding Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative, wanted in the 2014 Burdwan blast case, from Bengaluru.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bengal's Bhatpara tense again over Left-Congress peace rally
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Tension again built up in West Bengal's Bhatpara after a commotion involving the police and the Left-Congress activists centring on a peace rally in the area on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India seeks de-escalation in Persian Gulf
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A concerned India wants de-escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf, amid indications that Indian companies have stopped import of oil from Iran for the "time being" after the US lifted the waiver on sanctions last month.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
US likely to be told: India is not a high tariff country
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India is not a high tariff country and this is expected to be conveyed to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his talks with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar here on Wednesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Over 4.27 lakh people were killed in road accidents from 2013-15
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Over 4.27 lakh people lost their lives in road accidents in the country from 2013-15. The deaths due to accidents have witnessed a rise in the period.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trade war: Government mulls plan to attract firms fleeing China
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) In a bid to boost manufacturing and exports, the government is considering a comprehensive plan to provide foreign companies with incentives to set up their operations in India.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana Congress MLA decides to join BJP
Hyderabad, June 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Telangana legislator K. Rajgopal Reddy on Tuesday said that he has taken a decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-06-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal HC orders closure of kindergarten school
Shimla, June 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the principal of a school in Kullu town to take steps to return the money collected from the students to enable their parents to admit them in other schools and to shut the kindergarten school.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Saini's last rites performed in Sikar
Jaipur, June 25 (IANS) The last rites of BJP state president Madanlal Saini were performed on Tuesday in Sikar around 4 p.m.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Government staves off direct reply on delimitation in J&K
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The government on Tuesday did not state directly and clearly whether it was planning to conduct a delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Party in parking: Delhi excise department serves notice on hotel
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Delhi government's Excise Department on Sunday issued notice to The Hotel Lalit at Barakhamba Road for allegedly organising a 'Boiler Room Party' in the Hotel's parking space for which the organisers had not obtained licences.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'You can't think beyond a few people': PM attacks Congress
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) In a stinging attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Opposition party thinks only the Nehru-Gandhi family had contributed to the country's progress and mockingly quipped that it had "risen" so much that it had lost connect with the ground situation.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bajrang Punia announces tie-up with ASICS India
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Ace wrestler Bajrang Punia on Tuesday announced his association with sports equipment brand ASICS. The company said in a press release that the tie-up marked its foray into wrestling.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Pvt sector lost 15.41 million phones in Jan-March: DoT
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The number of telephones stood at 1,183.41 million as on March 31, 2019 against 1197.89 million on December 31, 2018. This implies a decrease of 14.48 million during the period, attributed to a decrease in number of telephones in the private sector by 15.41 million during the period, the Telecom ministry has said.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Your table salt may have poison, claims activist (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Citing a US lab report, an activist on Tuesday said that premium brands of processed iodised salt sold in India allegedly contain alarming levels of poisonous and carcicogenic components like potassium ferrocyanide.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Chelsea given permission to hold talks with Lampard
London, June 25 (IANS) Premier League giants Chelsea have been given permission by Derby County to speak to their manager Frank Lampard for a potential move to Stamford Bridge.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
China defends Xinjiang detention centres at UN meet
Geneva, June 25 (IANS) China defended detention of thousands of people in Xinjiang province at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) meeting, here on Tuesday, and invited High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to visit the area in the country's northwest.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Govt considering hike in pension age limit under APY
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has submitted a proposal to increase the limit of pension and age which the government is looking into.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Japanese firm bids whopping Rs 2,238 cr for 3-acre Mumbai plot
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Japanese multinational corporation (MNC) Sumitomo Corporation has bid a staggering Rs 2,238 crore for a three-acre plot in the prime Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in central Mumbai, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Air pollution linked to hypertension, heart diseases: Study
New York, June 25 (IANS) People who are exposed to high pollution levels are at significantly higher risk of suffering from hypertension, metabolic syndrome and heart diseases, says a new study.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Gold at over 6-year high on geo-political tensions
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Geo-political tensions between the US and Iran on top of a slowing global economy have forced the investors to bet on safer assets, driving the gold prices to over 6-year high.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
RPG Group company Seniority plans to take in a strategic investor
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) RPG Group company Seniority Pvt Ltd, which sells products meant for senior citizens, plans to rope in a strategic investor who can help to grow the business, its co-founder Ayush Agarwal said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Key takeaways of Goyal's Interim Budget ahead of full Budget
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents her first Union Budget on July 5, speculation are rife about the steps in several sectors ranging from income tax to agriculture.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Lara admitted to Mumbai hospital with chest pain
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara was on Tuesday admitted to a Mumbai hospital after he complained of chest pain.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan Police want formation of cyber crime cell
Jaipur, June 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan Police plan to hire cyber experts to tackle cyber crimes and criminals, and have asked the state government to form an agency that's well-equipped to handle these new-age criminals.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Delhi court sentences AAP MLA for three months in prison
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday sentenced AAP MLA Manoj Kumar to three months in jail for obstructing election process at a polling station during the 2013 assembly polls.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Colombo urged to drop plans to revive death penalty
Colombo, June 25 (IANS) Amnesty International on Tuesday called on Sri Lanka to abandon plans to introduce death penalty for drug-trafficking after the islands authorities decided to hire and train executioners.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Journalist files criminal complaint against Salman for assault
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) A television journalist from Mumbai has lodged a criminal complaint against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his associates on charges of assault, threat, abuse and others, a lawyer said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Samaleshwari Express engine catches fire in Odisha; 3 dead
Bhubaneswar, June 25 (IANS) At least three persons were killed when the Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleshwari Express' engine caught fire after the train rammed into a tower car engaged in repair work between Singapur Road and Keutguda in Odisha's Rayagada district on Tuesday, authorities said.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jaishankar to join top leaders who represented Gujarat in RS
Gandhinagar, June 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, who filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat on Tuesday, will join a battery of luminaries to represent the state in the upper house of Parliament.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bengal madrasa teacher pushed off train for not chanting 'Jai Shri Ram'
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) A madrasa teacher from West Bengal complained that he was allegedly beaten up and pushed off from moving train here by a group of men after refusing to chant "Jai Shri Ram", a Government Railway Police (GRP) officer said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Learnt drag-flicking for team's sake: Gurjit Kuar
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team returned home to a rousing welcome on Monday after remaining unbeaten throughout their triumphant campaign at the FIH Women's Series Finals in Hiroshima, scoring 29 goals and conceding just four.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sherin Mathews death: Foster dad pleads guilty to lesser charge
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Wesley Mathews, the adoptive father of three-year-old Indian girl Sherin Mathews who was found dead in a ditch in the US state of Texas in 2017, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, the media reported.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC dismisses PIL seeking CBI probe into Darvesh Yadav murder
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a petition by a woman lawyer seeking a CBI probe in the daylight murder UP's first woman Bar Council President in Agra.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ranveer celebrates 36 years of India's World Cup win
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh celebrated India's cricket World Cup victory 36 years ago by sharing a video featuring the iconic moment and some behind the scenes of his upcoming movie "83".
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi to develop 11 city forests this year
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Delhi's Forest Department plans to develop 11 forests across the city during the current financial year.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
J&K man nabbed for obscene comment about martyr's widow
Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) The police have arrested a man from Jammu and Kashmir who passed obscene comments about the widow of slain CRPF trooper Sunil Kalita who was recently killed in Maoist violence in Jharkhand.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Haryana cops can search vehicles carrying cow, beef
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) A police official or an authorised official in Haryana can now stop and search a vehicle used or intended to be used for transportation of "cows or beef".
2019-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Rapper Naezy shoots for 'Dance Deewane 2'
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Popular rapper Naezy shot for an episode of "Dance Deewane 2" alongside actress Madhuri Dixit Nene, who is a judge on the reality television show.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India submits bid to host 2023 IOC session
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India on Tuesday offered to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Mumbai, a gathering where the host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics is expected to be chosen.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Madras HC allows Rajiv killing convict to argue her parole case
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday allowed Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict S. Nalini to argue her parole case in person and ordered the Vellore Central Prison authorities to produce here on July 5.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Alzarri starts rehab under watchful eyes of MI physio
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph has started his rehabilitation programme under Mumbai Indians physiotherapist Nitin Patel after undergoing surgery on his shoulder.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Zimbabwe for easing of ivory, rhino horn trade ban
Harare, June 25 (IANS) Zimbabwe is sitting on $600 million ivory and rhino horn stockpiles following ban on hunting and trading of such products, the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Bengal's Bhatpara tense again over Left-Congress peace rally
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Tension again built up in West Bengal's Bhatpara after a commotion broke out between police and the Left-Congress activists centring on a peace rally in the area on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Panel formed for clarification on issues related to FDI in e-commerce
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) In an effort to bring about a convergence of interest between e-commerce platforms and small retailers, Union Minister Piyush Goyal has directed to form a committee which will provide necessary clarification on the issues related to FDI in e-commerce, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TMC leader accuses Mamata govt of denying parole during CBI custody
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Saradha and Narada scam accused senior Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra has courted political controversy by claiming that his parole plea was declined 43 times by the Mamata Banerjee government during his 22 months in prison between 2014-2016, saying many of his party colleagues were spared from "bearing the burden of CBI" in spite of being named in various corruption cases.
2019-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Resolve waterlogging issue: Kejriwal to officials
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Ahead of the monsoon season, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Tuesday asked officials to ensure that people had no inconvenience due to waterlogging.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trinamool leader returns 'cut money' as demonstrations continue
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Amid widespread demonstrations by people across West Bengal over 'cut money', a Trinamool Congress leader in Birbhum on Tuesday returned money to beneficiaries of a project under the rural job guarantee scheme after he was accused of misappropriating the funds.
2019-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Suresh Raina knows the best way to watch cricket
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Indian cricketer Suresh Raina says the best way to cheer for team India at the ongoing World Cup 2019 is by doing it together with family and friends.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Samaleshwari Express engine catches fire in Odisha; 1 dead
Bhubaneswar, June 25 (IANS) One person was killed when the Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleshwari Express' engine caught fire after the train rammed into a tower car engaged in repair work between Singapur Road and Keutguda in Odisha's Rayagada district on Tuesday, authorities said.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Party over for Naidu? Over a dozen TDP MLAs in touch with BJP (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) After engineering the defection of four Rajya Sabha members of Telugu Desam Party, the BJP is now in touch with more than two-thirds of TDP MLAs in Andhra Pradesh who may join the BJP soon.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
When Ekta Kapoor called the cops on Tusshar
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor says once during a family trip to Tirupati, she and her brother Tusshar Kapoor ended up fighting. It ultimately led to her calling the police.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AFC Cup: Chennaiyin face Manang in must-win group match
Kathmandu, Nepal, June 25 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC will conclude their debut AFC Cup group stage campaign with a must-win clash against Nepals Manang Marshyangdi Club at the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) complex here on Wednesday.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
England restrict Aussies to 285/7 despite Finch ton
London, June 25 (IANS) Australia frittered away a superb start to let England bowlers claw back and eventually restrict them to 285/7 in 50 overs in a high-octane World Cup group stage clash at the Lord's here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Plastic manufacturers seek higher import duty on finished goods
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India's plastic manufacturing industry has sought an increase in customs duty on unsafe plastic materials and finished goods in the full-budget 2019-20, which will be presented on July 5.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Social engineering cyber attacks up considerably in Q1: FireEye
San Francisco, June 25 (IANS) There has been a significant increase in social engineering attacks globally in the first quarter of 2019, the intelligence-led security company FireEye said on Tuesday, adding that spoofed phishing attempts, HTTPS encryption in URL-based attacks and Cloud-based attacks focused on publicly hosted, trusted file-sharing services are on the rise.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
5 Army soldiers killed in SL train collision
Colombo, June 25 (IANS) Five soldiers were killed when an Army truck collided with a train in Sri Lanka's Kilinochchi on Tuesday, the military said.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K Anti-Corruption Bureau launches WhatsApp helpline
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday launched a phone and WhatsApp helpline for people to report any demands for bribes by public servants.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
RBI, government to set up selection panel on Acharya replacement after Budget
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Following the resignation of Viral Acharya as RBI Deputy Governor six months before his tenure ends, the government and the Reserve Bank of India will set up a selection panel after the Budget to look for his replacement.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
4 Chinese charged over Cambodia building collapse
Phnom Penh, June 25 (IANS) Four Chinese nationals were charged by a Cambodian court on Tuesday in connection with a building collapse that killed 28 people and injured 26 in the seaside city of Sihanoukville.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Cambodia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Stylish Suhana Khan rocks dungarees
London, June 25 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan chose a pair of old school dungarees to make a style statement at a college party here.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Succession' is modern version of GoT: Brian Cox
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Actor Brian Cox says his TV show "Succession" is a modern version of the hugely popular fantasy show "Game of Thrones" (GoT).
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
SpiceJet to start 8 new international flights
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet will launch eight new non-stop international flights from Mumbai and Delhi to destinations, including Dhaka and Riyadh.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Women may get more posts in AMMA
Kochi, June 25 (IANS) The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) will ensure women get increased representation in its decision making, ending the male hegemony that was prevalent at the body, said an official and a top actor.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
SC dismisses Gujarat Congress plea against RS by-polls
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea by the Gujarat Congress challenging the Election Commission's (EC) decision to conduct separate by-polls for two Rajya Sabha seats which fell vacant after BJP leaders Amit Shah and Smriti Irani were elected to the Lok Sabha.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
GDA aims to boost industrial activity in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, June 25 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) at its 153rd board meeting on Tuesday considered 37 proposals, including the plan to build warehouses to develop Ghaziabad into an industrial hub.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Abe survives no-trust vote over pension report scandal
Tokyo, June 25 (IANS) Opposition lawmakers in Japan unsuccessfully tabled a motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday after accusing him of burying a controversial government report that questioned the future sustainability of public pensions.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Japan,Politics
RPG Group firm Seniority may take in strategic investor
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) RPG Group company Seniority Pvt Ltd, which is vending products meant for senior citizens, plans to rope in a strategic investor who can help to grow the business, its co-founder Ayush Agarwal said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Who imposed Emergency, ignored others' contributions, asks Modi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a veiled swipe at the Congress, saying there are some people who believe that only a few contributed to the progress of the country while flaying it for imposing Emergency in 1975.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra scales down security of Naidu's family
Hyderabad, June 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's new government has scaled down the security of former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's family members.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Whistleblower staff that complained against chef Karunesh Khanna 'sacked'
London, June 25 (IANS) London-based restaurant chain Tamarind Kitchen has reportedly fired three employees who complained against Michelin-starred Karunesh Khanna, a chef of Indian-origin, used chicken as an ingredient in vegetarian and vegan dishes without informing the customers.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Lifestyle/Fashion
Budget may keep Status quo on angel tax for startups
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Union Budget on July 5 was likely to maintain a status quo on angel tax for startups, sources said and added the problematic issues were taken care of in February this year.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
New US curbs shut doors of diplomacy: Iran
Tehran, June 25 (IANS) Iran said on Tuesday new US sanctions on its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had permanently closed the door on diplomacy between the two sides and threatened global stability as Washington renewed efforts to build a global alliance against Tehran.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Every person has right to request parole: Haryana CM on Ram Rahim
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Haryana seems to be favouring jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted in August 2017 for raping two of his disciples and is now seeking parole, saying it is his right owing to his "good conduct" in jail.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SC asks Agusta accused Saxena: would his relatives stand surety for him?
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Rajeev Saxena, an accused-turned-approver in the money laundering case in the Agusta Westland chopper scam, who would stand surety for him and also queried on the amount he would deposit to ensure his return to India after addressing his medical issues.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Markets surge by 311 pts as oil prices retreat
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) The Sensex logged 311-point gain on Tuesday as the Brent crude prices retreated after a sharp rise during the past few sessions over US-Iran tension.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chandrababu Naidu living in illegal house, says Andhra CM
Amaravati, June 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday alleged that his predecessor, and now Leader of Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu was living in an illegal house on the banks of Krishna river here.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
SRK: 27 years in Bollywood and counting
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) It was June 25, 1992 when "Deewana" released, and paved the small-to-big screen way for Shah Rukh Khan, who has earned epithets like 'Badshah' and 'King Khan' during his glorious journey, and will next be heard in the Hindi dubbed version of "The Lion King".
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kiara gets into hipster mode for 'Guilty'
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani, who is currently taking the box office by storm with her recent release "Kabir Singh", is gearing up for a film with filmmaker Karan Johar titled "Guilty" in which she is all "hipster and forceful".
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
People have elected stable government: Modi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday thanked the voters for electing a stable government and praised the spirit of the people.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Your table salt contains deadly cyanide: US lab report
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) In a shocker, a US lab report reveals that premium brands of processed iodised salt sold in India allegedly contain alarming levels of carcinogenic and harmful components like potassium ferrocyanide, an activist said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Uttarakhand to contest HC ban on stay in meadows
Dehradun, June 25 (IANS) After protests by two Congress MLAs at Assembly, the Uttarakhand government, here on Tuesday, said it would move the Supreme Court against the high court order banning night stay at meadows and limiting the entry of tourists there.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
RBI panel suggests Rs 5K cr distressed asset fund for MSMEs
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) An RBI panel, led by former Sebi Chairman U.K. Sinha, has recommended the creation of a distressed asset fund with a corpus of Rs 5,000 crore for small businesses.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP MPs never raised Delhi's law & order issues in Parliament in 5 years: AAP
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Calling Delhi's "deteriorating" law and order situation a matter of "grave concern", the ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday accused BJP MPs of not raising the city's crime issues in Parliament in the last five years.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP government seeks to make Delhi self-sufficient in water
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) As several parts of the country are facing a serious water crisis, the Delhi government is working to make the national capital self-sufficient in water -- instead of perenially depending on neighbouring states.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Vinay, Raima excited about 'Aliya Basu Gayab...'
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actors Vinay Pathak, Raima Sen and Salim Diwan are set to star in "Aliya Basu Gayab Hai", a romantic thriller featuring three different sexualities. They say the script was very convincing.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two INLD legislators join BJP in Haryana
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) In another setback to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana, two of its sitting legislators joined the ruling BJP on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India sold over 204 mn WiFi devices in 2018: Report
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) As many as 204.5 million WiFi enabled consumer devices were sold in 2018, with mobile phones contributing close to 90 per cent of the sales, a new report said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kashmiri newspaper owner arrested, released on bail
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) The owner of an Urdu daily newspaper, arrested On Monday in a nearly three-decade-old case, was on Tuesday released on bail by a court here.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Runaway bride found living with lesbian partner
Jaipur, June 25 (IANS) A girl in Rajasthan who went missing 23 days after her marriage was traced living with her lesbian partner in Haryana, police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
UAE keen to invest in Himachal Pradesh, says CM
Shimla, June 25 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates is keen to invest in food processing, logistics and infrastructure of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
ALERT: PM Modi begins reply to debate on President's address to Parliament
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2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India asks Antigua to expedite Choksi's extradition
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Indian government has urged Antigua to accelerate the legal process associated with the extradition of diamond trader Mehul Choksi, wanted in India in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank scam, said sources familiar with the development.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Don't force anyone to say 'Jai Shri Ram': Naqvi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) You can hug a person to make him say "Jai Shri Ram" but no force can be used, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Arjun Maini makes return to Formula 2
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) J.K. Racing backed Arjun Maini will return to the FIA Formula 2 grid for the upcoming rounds in Austria and Silverstone. Having recently made his debut at the prestigious 24 Hours of LeMans, Arjun's decision will come as a surprise to many when he embarks on a two race stint with Spanish team Campos Racing.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Poor sleep linked to reduced memory in older adults
New York, June 25 (IANS) Senior citizens, please take note. Lower sleep quality and variability in night sleep time may adversely affect your ability to recall past events, says a study.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Panorama Studios, PVR Pictures unite to distribute films
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathaks Panorama Studios has joined hands with PVR Pictures Limited to distribute films pan India.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Pompeo visit to India 'very important,' says Jaishankar
Gandhinagar, June 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar described the three-day India visit by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo beginning Tuesday night as "very important", stating that the tensions between US and Iran was a difficult international issue that India was dealing with.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Having my story told in a book exciting: Gulshan
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Grover says having his story told in a book is exciting yet unnerving.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Tiger remembers MJ on 10th death anniversary
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) On the 10th death anniversary of Michael Jackson on Tuesday, Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff -- a huge fan of the King of Pop -- paid a tribute by sharing a video on Instagram.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa government to set up 'skilling' centres for disabled children: CM
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) The Goa government will start special 'skilling' centres for disabled children in order to facilitate their entry into the mainstream, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Top Indian salt brands contain deadly cyanide: US lab report
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) In a shocker, a US lab report reveals that premium brands of processed iodised salt sold in India allegedly contain alarming levels of carcinogenic and harmful components like potassium ferrocyanide, an activist said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
250 migrant kids moved from 'horrific cells' in US
Washington, June 25 (IANS) At least 250 migrant children have been moved from an overcrowded border station in the US state of Texas where they had been "locked up in horrific cells with an open toilet in the middle of the room", the media reported.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
IOA can't decide to boycott 2022 CWG unilaterally: Rijiju
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Sports Minister Kirren Rijiju clarified that any decision regarding India potentially boycotting the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games due to the ouster of shooting from the games programme will have to be taken after due consultation with the government.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Musk reveals his on-Mars coffee plans on Twitter
San Francisco, June 25 (IANS) Just as SpaceX CEO Elon Musk prepared for the "most difficult launch" of his rocket company with Falcon Heavy rocket, the space-enthusiast changed his display picture on Twitter from an alcoholic monkey to that of an astronaut sipping hot coffee on Mars.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Auli wedding: Decision on refund of deposit on July 8
Dehradun, June 25 (IANS) The Uttarakhand High Court will take up on July 8 the issue of refund of Rs 3 crore security money deposit by the Gupta brothers with the Chamoli district administration.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mulayam Singh may undergo surgery today
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) patron Mulayam Singh Yadav may undergo a Thulium Laser surgery at a Ghaziabad hospital on Tuesday. He has been suffering from urinary incontinence.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Katrina gives sneak peak into 'Tip tip...' remake
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif gave fans a sneak peek into the making of the recreated version of the song "Tip tip barsa pani" from the upcoming film "Sooryavanshi".
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I'm always driven by conviction: Anupam Kher
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) When Anupam Kher entered Bollywood as an actor in the 1980s, the industry was ruled by Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dutt, among others. While most of them established themselves as style icons, Anupam was experiencing a hair fall problem. He says his conviction made him flaunt his bald look.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India expects US to grant waiver on S-400 deal with Russia
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India expects the US administration to grant a waiver from sanctions to its procurement of five S-400 missile defence systems from Russia over which a threat of sanctions is looming large.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Cities with racial tweets report more hate crimes
New York, June 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that cities with a higher incidence of racist tweets reported more actual hate crimes related to race, ethnicity and national origin.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Gulabo-Sitabo puppets were born in Big B's village in UP
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) 'Gulabo-Sitabo, the famous puppets who had drifted into oblivion with the advent of computer games, are now back in the reckoning.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Road mishaps rise in UP, but treatment facilities lag behind
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Not a day passes when deaths due to road accidents do not make it to the headlines of TV channels and newspapers.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gulabo-Sitabo puppets envisage revival with Big B's next
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Gulabo-Sitabo, the famous puppets that had drifted into oblivion with the advent of computer games, are now back in reckoning. Amitabh Bachchan upcoming film "Gulabo Sitabo" has put the spotlight on these puppets.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Kerala HC allows screening of Patwardhan's film
Kochi, June 25 (IANS) The Kerala High Court here on Tuesday permitted screening of Anand Patwardhan's documentary "Vivek" (Reason) at the ongoing International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) in Thiruvananthapuram.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Repairs to Harry, Meghan's new home cost taxpayers $2.8m
London, June 25 (IANS) The official home that UK's Queen Elizabeth II has given to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was refurbished using 2.4 million pounds ($2.8 million) of taxpayers' money, accounts published by Buckingham Palace on Tuesday showed.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Tamil Nadu government most corrupt, says DMK in LS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The DMK on Tuesday termed AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu as "most corrupt" and claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the master of its southern ally.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deficit rain, heat wave hit normal life in northeast
Agartala/Aizawl, June 25 (IANS) Huge rain deficit and severe heat wave conditions hit the normal life across the north-eastern region and the supply of drinking water has been severely affected.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tiger pulls off MJ steps in Ranveer's 'Khalibali' song
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff danced to actor Ranveer Singh's song "Khalibali" from the film "Padmaavat", but with a twist.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New Zealand's Martin Guptill eyes another WC feat
Birmingham, June 25 (IANS) New Zealand opener Martin Guptill will aim to add another feather to his cap when he comes to bat against Pakistan in their World Cup fixture to be played on Wednesday.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Vinay, Raina excited about 'Aliya Basu Gayab Hai'
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actors Vinay Pathak, Raima Sen and Salim Diwan are set to star in "Aliya Basu Gayab Hai", a romantic thriller featuring three different sexualities. They say the script was very convincing.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
It is love that binds friends on Snapchat in India
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Love is central to friendship on Snapchat in India and the country is among few that hosts large friend groups on the photo-messaging app, the company said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: International, India,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
ED action angers Maoists in Bihar, Jharkhand
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Two senior Enforcement Directorate officials working on attaching the properties of Maoists in Bihar and Jharkhand have come on the radar of the extremists, official sources said.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Withrdraw UGC circular on Hindi, says CPI-M
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Tuesday sought the withdrawal of a UGC circular which it said seeks to push Hindi as a compulsory subject in all undergraduate courses across the country.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Internal security on top of Amit Shah's Kashmir visit
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who arrives here on a two-day visit to Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, will co-chair the unified headquarters meeting with J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Brian Lara admitted in hospital with chest pain
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara was on Tuesday admitted in a Mumbai hospital after he complained of chest pain.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Pankaj Tripathi shoots for '83' despite injury
London, June 25 (IANS) Pankaj Tripathi has started shooting for "'83" despite an injury that he suffered when he fell off a motorbike. The actor says a physiotherapist on the film's set is helping him out with the pain.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sexual assault accuser 'not my type', says Trump
Washington, June 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has again denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a television show host and magazine columnist in the 1990s, saying "she's not my type".
2019-06-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jaishankar files nomination for Rajya Sabha bypoll from Gujarat
Gandhinagar, June 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and BJP's Gujarat OBC Cell President Jugalji Thakor on Tuesday filed nominations for the July 5 bypoll for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bhuvneshwar hits the net running under watchful eyes of Farhart
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) In a big positive for the Indian team management, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled for around 30-35 minutes at the indoor nets in Manchester on Tuesday. While it is unclear if he will be in contention for the game against West Indies at Old Trafford on Thursday, the close to full run-up bowling session is an indicator that the hamstring niggle has improved.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Samsung unveils 3 Galaxy wearables in India
Gurugram, June 25 (IANS) Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e wearables in India for Rs 19,990, Rs 9,990 and Rs 2,590, respectively.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Police bust racket behind false claims against Indiabulls
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd on Tuesday said that police in Gurugram in Haryana had uncovered a racket of hurling allegations of money laundering at the housing finance company.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cop arrested for consuming liquor in dry Bihar
Patna, June 25 (IANS) A policeman was on Tuesday arrested for consuming liquor in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar, a dry state, the police said.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paytm First Games grows thrice this World Cup
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The June 16 clash between India and Pakistan, which the Men in Blue won quite easily, in the ongoing World Cup 2019 triggered a massive jump in the popularity of fantasy cricket -- First Captains -- at Paytm First Games.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Uttarakhand Congress MLAs wants ban lifted on stay in meadows
Dehradun, June 25 (IANS) Two Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand on Tuesday protested against government's "inaction" against High Court's order banning night stay at meadows in the state and limiting the entry of tourists which is affecting the tourism industry.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Umtiti happy in Barca despite exit rumours
Madrid, June 25 (IANS) Barcelona's French international defender Samuel Umtiti says he is happy at the club and is not looking to leave, despite rumours linking him with a move away from the Camp Nou.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pompeo to meet Indian leaders Wednesday; New Delhi wants de-escalation in Persian Gulf
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India is expected to press for de-escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf when External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar holds talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo here on Wednesday amidst indications that Indian oil companies have stopped imports from Iran for the time being.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
This day, that year: When Kapil's Devils conquered the world
London, June 25 (IANS) It was on this very day, 36 years back, that the Indian team had the honour of lifting the coveted World Cup Trophy for the very first time. Overcoming all odds to beat the mighty West Indies in the finals of the showpiece event at the iconic Lord's in 1983 can actually work as the perfect inspiration for Virat Kohli and his boys as they look to win this year's title.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Pakistani politician, journalist get violent on TV
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) A live news debate on a Pakistani news channel turned ugly after an argument between a politician and a journalist turned physical, shocking viewers across the country.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UP emerges as the new Bollywood destination (IANS Special)
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is emerging as the new Bollywood destination as A-listers have opted to shoot their films in the state and filmmakers are also busy exploring virgin locations. Officials say that the film-friendly policies and favourable conditions have envinced interest in shooting in the state.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two Maharashtra MLAs robbed in trains
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Two Maharashtra MLAs from Buldhana district were robbed on two different Mumbai-bound trains, officials said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BJP ministers 'favour' parole for Gurmeet Ram Rahim
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Haryana seems to be favouring jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted in August 2017 for raping two of his disciples and is now seeking parole, saying this is his right owing to his 'good conduct' in jail.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
I-League clubs' legal threat a reaction to AIFF's actions
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Reacting to the threat of the I-League clubs on Monday that they will be forced to take legal steps if the Indian Super League (ISL) is made the primary league of India, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said that the decision was not only pre-mature, but also unnecessary. The federation said that a call would only be taken in the Executive Committee meeting on July 3 and any statement before that was unwarranted.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Use of AI to detect fraud set to triple by 2021: Survey
San Francisco, June 25 (IANS) As cyber criminals find new ways to exploit technology, a new survey has said that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for fraud detection globally would triple by 2021.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
'Amitabh Bachchan a frugal eater, prefers vegetarian food'
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) The hotel staffs desire to serve the best of Awadhi food to megastar Amitabh Bachchan during his stay in Lucknow has remained unfulfilled so far.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
England opt to bowl against Australia (Toss)
London, June 25 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field against Australia in their crucial World Cup fixture at the Lord's on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'Nirav Modi-PNB fraud a familiar rerun, not the last'
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Rs 14,000 crore Nirav Modi-PNB scam is not the first and certainly not the last despite elaborate checks prescribed by the regulators, says a new book by B.V. Kumar, a former head of the Directorate of Revenue (Intelligence) who was in the thick of the struggle against scamsters, smugglers and underworld during his 35 years in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Art/Culture/Books
Sri Lanka still a paradise: Jacqueline
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka is still a safe haven and a paradise for tourists, actress Jacqueline Fernandez said two months after her native country saw its worst terror attack.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
176 kids lost their parents in Easter attacks: Cardinal Ranjith
Colombo, June 25 (IANS) At least 176 children have lost either both or one of their parents in the Easter Sunday terror bombings which killed over 250 people and injured hundreds, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has said.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
Statins may double diabetes risk: Study
New York, June 25 (IANS) People who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
World Bank approves $147 mn loan to Jharkhand
Ranchi, June 25 (IANS) The World Bank on Tuesday approved a $147 million loan agreement to provide basic urban services to the people of Jharkhand and help improve the management capacity of the urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy
Music boosts academic performance of schoolkids
Toronto, June 25 (IANS) High school students who take music courses score significantly better in exams than their non-musical peers, says a study.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Canada,Education,Lifestyle/Fashion
US defiant to international law by imposing new sanctions: Iran
Tehran, June 25 (IANS) The US new sanctions against top Iranian officials signify Washington's "disrespect" for international law, Tehran's Ambassador to the UN was quoted as saying by Iran's state TV on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Two from TMC take oath as Lok Sabha members
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Newly-elected Trinamool Congress actor-turned-politicians Nusrat Jahan Ruhi and Mimi Chakraborty on Tuesday took oath in Bangla as members of the 17th Lok Sabha.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SHIVAN & NARRESH looking forward to explore kids' line
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Designers Shivan Bhatiya and Narresh Kukreja of the luxury holiday fashion brand SHIVAN & NARRESH are looking forward to explore a standalone category for children.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fans sulk over Tendulkar's remarks on Dhoni's batting
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The legendary Sachin Tendulkar had made his displeasure known over M.S. Dhoni's slow batting during India's World Cup game against Afghanistan. Tendulkar had said that the stumper should have shown more positive intent during his time at the crease. Dhoni took 52 balls to score 28 runs which had reduced India's scoring rate in the middle overs.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Victorious Indian women's hockey team back in Delhi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team arrived here on Tuesday after a successful campaign at the FIH Women's Series Finals Hiroshima, 2019.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Native cows will match foreign breeds in 5 years: Giriraj
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) In the coming five years the native cows will match the standards of international breeds, said Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Giriraj Singh in the Lok Sabha detailing efforts being made by the Modi government under Rashtra Gokul Mission.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Puri draws flak for walking out of Lok Sabha
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri was at the receiving end of Opposition's ire for walking out of the Lok Sabha even before the matter he had raised was over.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ecuador-Japan draw gives Paraguay ticket to Copa America QF
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), June 25 (IANS) Ecuador and Japan squandered the possibility of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Copa America tournament with a 1-1 tie in the third and final match of Group C played at the Mineirao Stadium here.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Mohan Ranade, veteran freedom fighter, dies at 89
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) Veteran freedom fighter and Padmashri Mohan Ranade, who participated in Goa's independence struggle against Portuguese rule, died early on Tuesday in Pune following prolonged illness. He was 89.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Two women mowed down by jilted man
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), June 25 (IANS) Two women were mowed down by a car that was driven by a man who had allegedly tried to molest a woman from the same family earlier.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six killed in Jharkhand road accident
Ranchi, June 25 (IANS) Six people were killed and 39 others injured when a bus plunged into a valley on Tuesday in Jharkhand's Garwah district, police said
2019-06-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himansh Kohli, Pia team up for music video
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actors Himansh Kohli and Pia Bajpiee will feature in the video of an upcoming single titled "Tera shehar".
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Today's food is too sweet: Study
New York, June 25 (IANS) Customers find foods in today's marketplace to be too sweet, researchers that analysed nearly four lakh food reviews said.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kohli sweats it out ahead of West Indies clash
Manchester, June 25 (IANS) The Virat Kohli-led Indian team is currently unbeaten in the ongoing 2019 World Cup and the skipper is leaving no stones unturned to keep the winning momentum going. Even though the players have been given a couple of days off after the win over Afghanistan, Kohli has been sweating it out in the gym.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Woman hangs self after YSRCP-TDP clash in Andhra
Amaravati, June 25 (IANS) A woman worker of opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) committed suicide after an alleged attack by a group belonging to ruling YSR Congress Party (YDRCP) in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
58% APAC firms adopt mobile-first mindset: Study
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Nearly 58 per cent of leading organizations in the Asia-Pacific region -- especially in India -- are investing in mobile-based technologies to enhance front-line workers' productivity and customer satisfaction in field operations, a new study said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cracks emerge in Grand Alliance in Bihar
Patna, June 25 (IANS) The RJD-led Grand Alliance in Bihar is showing signs of breaking up.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Dependability an important reputation to have: Jacqueline
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says she feels flattered when people say she is a dependable artiste.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha to focus on agriculture to bring poverty below 5%
Bhubaneswar, June 25 (IANS) Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal on Tuesday said the government will emphasise on agriculture development and farmers' welfare for bringing poverty below five per cent over the next five years.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Ex-Goa AAP leader files complaint against online stalker
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) A former AAP leader from Goa has filed a complaint against an online stalker, claiming she has been stalked and sexually harassed on social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kallis urges SA to follow England for ODI resurgence
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Former Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has urged the current South African team to take inspiration from England in a bid to revive their ODI performance following their early stage exit from the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Health startup cure.fit raises $120mn in fresh funding
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Health and fitness start-up cure.fit on Tuesday announced it has raised $120 million in series D round of funding.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' to open in India a day earlier
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Tom Holland's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" will arrive in India a day earlier than scheduled - all thanks to the widespread fan frenzy for the film in the country.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arjun jets off for birthday vacation with Malaika
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora were spotted leaving the airport here together, seemingly for a vacation to celebrate the "Ishaqzaade" actor's 34th birthday, which falls on Wednesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Why Beyonce was 'perfect choice' for 'The Lion King'
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Jon Favreau is a big fan of Beyonce Knowles-Carter, and says it was exciting to see the musical element that the Grammy Award-winning singer brought to his film "The Lion King".
2019-06-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Envoys of 4 nations present credentials to President
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Ambassadors of Ethiopia, Tajikistan, the Philippines and Nicaragua presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Mamata terms Modi's first tenure as 'Super Emergency'
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Marking the 44th anniversary of the Emergency, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called the previous tenure of the Narendra Modi government as "Super Emergency".
2019-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kim's sister appears to take leadership role: Seoul's spy agency
Seoul, June 25 (IANS) Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, appears to have been promoted to a leadership role, South Korea's spy agency said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
No love triangle in 'Dabangg 3', says Sonakshi
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is reprising her role as Rajjo in "Dabangg 3", says there will be no love triangle in the upcoming instalment of the movie.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Infants can link ethnicity with language: Study
Toronto, June 25 (IANS) A study has found that babies as young as 11-month-olds can learn to associate the language they hear with ethnicity.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion
Grew an early distaste for fame, glamour: Abhay Deol
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol says he never felt the urge to chase roles that would put him in the league of quintessential Bollywood heroes because he grew a distaste for fame and glamour very early on in life.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajasthan leaders pay tributes to Madan Lal Saini
Jaipur, June 25 (IANS) Several senior leaders, including Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday paid tributes to Rajasthan BJP Chief Madan Lal Saini at the party's state headquarters here.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Close to my real self: Bhumi on 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' role
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who has transformed herself one film after another, is excited about finally getting a chance to play a character close to her real self in "Pati Patni Aur Woh".
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
52% Indians believe smart devices spying on them: Survey
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) As many as 52 per cent or more than half of the Indians believe their smart devices record personal information without their knowledge, a survey by YouGov said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Defence/Security
Wanted to 'commit suicide' after India loss: Mickey Arthur
London, June 25 (IANS) Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has claimed that he was feeling so low and disappointed after his team's loss to India in the ongoing World Cup that he wanted to "commit suicide".
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Boris Johnson defends Brexit plan, 'row' silence
London, June 25 (IANS) Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has admitted that he would need the European Union's (EU) co-operation to avoid a hard Irish border or crippling tariffs on trade in the event of no deal.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Merger of 12 Congress MLAs with TRS: Acharya
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The merger of 12 Congress MLAs in Telangana with the TRS and the merger of four TDP Rajya Sabha members with the BJP are "illegal" as they violate the law, said former Lok Sabha Secretary General P.D.T. Acharya.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM lauds policies on infrastructure, 'housing for all'
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Four years into NDA's initiatives on infrastructure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the government has ushered a new paradigm in development and "no stone will be left unturned to fulfil the dream of housing for all".
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Apple releases public beta of new iPhone, iPad OS
San Francisco, June 25 (IANS) Apple has released the first public beta of its upcoming iPhone and iPad operating systems (OS), iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, open for everybody to download and experience the test versions.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
4 JMB militants, including 3 Bangladeshis, held in Kolkata
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has arrested four members of banned terror outfit Neo-JMB (Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh), including three Bangladeshi nationals from Kolkata, an officer said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Terrorism
BJP cancels parliamentary meet following Saini's death
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The BJP has cancelled it's parliamentary party meeting scheduled on Tuesday following the death of Rajya Sabha MP and Rajasthan party chief Madan Lal Saini, a party leader said.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dhanush croons raw, soothing number for 'Asuran'
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who is also an established singer, has revealed that he has crooned a raw, soothing number for the upcoming Tamil revenge drama "Asuran", directed by Vetrimaaran.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz