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Three killed in Greater Noida twin-building collapse
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) At least three bodies were retrieved on Wednesday from the debris of two residential buildings that collapsed on Tuesday evening in a village in Greater Noida -- one of the fast-developing real estate hubs on the outskirts of Delhi.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No coercive steps against Kanhaiya till Friday, HC tells JNU
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) not to take any coercive steps against the former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar till Friday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Rajnath says committed to quota in varsity jobs
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government was committed to reservation for weaker sections and that no individual or organization can take it away.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Scientists discover new 'Meghalayan age' in Earth's history
London, July 18 (IANS) Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter -- the "Meghalayan Age" -- the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilizations worldwide.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Despite ban on speech, Togadia arrives in Guwahati
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia arrived here on Wednesday despite the Assam government banning him from holding any public meeting or addressing the media for two months in and around the capital town.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
HC seeks Centre's, civic authorities' response on lack of baby feeding rooms
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the state government and civic authorities on plea seeking construction of baby feeding and child care rooms at public places.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google unveils first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable project
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) In line with its global Cloud infrastructure expansion plans, Google has revealed its first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable project designed to bring high-bandwidth, low-latency and highly secure Cloud connections between the US and Europe.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Instagram working on non-SMS, two-factor authentication
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram is reportedly working on a non-SMS, two-factor authentication system that would work with security apps like Google Authenticator and generate a special login code in case of theft or hacking.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
New RS members take oath
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, stone artist Raghunath Mohapatra, RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha and former MP Ram Shakal along with three elected members from Kerala on Wednesday took oath as members of the Rajya Sabha.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
HP unveils powerful entry workstations
Singapore, July 18 (IANS) HP Inc on Wednesday unveiled its "Z" line-up of entry workstations for high-performance jobs at an event here.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Singapore,Technology,Business/Economy
BookMyShow raises $100 million in Series D funding
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Online ticketing platform BookMyShow on Wednesday said it has raised $100 million in Series D funding round led by private equity firm TPG Growth.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
AAP vs LG: Delhi government paralysed as it can't transfer officers, SC told
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Amid an ongoing tussle with Lt Governor Anil Baijal, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Delhi government was paralysed because it could not transfer or post bureaucrats.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Japan approves watered-down anti-smoking law
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) The Japanese Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the anti-smoking law that will prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public spaces for the first time after a long debate in which the opposition criticized the government for lax implementation of the existing law.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Goa bans fish import from neighbouring states
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The Goa government has banned the import of fish from neighbouring states until July end in the wake of a controversy over the use of formalin in fish consignments, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Iniesta arrives in Japan to join Vissel Kobe
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta on Wednesday joined his new team, Japan's Vissel Kobe, for a new football season after participating in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Smartphone use may lead to behavioural problems in teenagers
New York, July 18 (IANS) Think twice before handing over a smartphone to your teenager as new research warns that adolescents who frequently use digital devices are more likely to develop symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
2 Myanmar domestic airlines stop operations
Yangon, July 18 (IANS) Two of Myanmar's domestic airlines -- Air Bagan and Apex Airlines -- have stopped their operations, surrendering their air operator's certificates (AOC) to the authorities, the national media reported on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Myanmar,Business/Economy
RS adjourned briefly after protests by opposition
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were adjourned briefly on Wednesday after protests by opposition members on various issues, including the demand for a special status for Andhra Pradesh.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump last year, has urged "all who believe in this country's values" to vote for Democrats in the upcoming mid-term elections.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Amitabh Bachchan inspires Taapsee
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has taken inspiration from her "Pink" co-star Amitabh Bachchan to play a lawyer in the "Mulk" courtroom drama.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IS beheads Taliban commander in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) Militants loyal to the Islamic State captured and beheaded a senior commander of the rival Taliban on Wednesday amid fierce fighting between the two groups in Afghanistan's Jawzjan province, a government spokesman said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
IS militants behead Taliban commander in Afghanistan: Official
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) Militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) terror group captured and beheaded a senior commander of the rival Taliban on Wednesday amid fierce fighting continuing between the two groups in Afghanistan Jawzjan province, a government spokesman said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LS admits no confidence motion against government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against the government.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sensex retreats from fresh record high to trade in red
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) After touching a fresh all-time high of 36,747.87 points, the benchmark BSE Sensex retreated and traded on a negative note during the afternoon session on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Musk says sorry over 'pedo' remark after backlash
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from investors amid falling Tesla stock, Elon Musk on Wednesday apologised to British cave explorer Vern Unsworth whom he had baselessly called a "pedo".
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Javelin thrower Neeraj strikes gold at Sotteville athletics meet
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India's star javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra have clinched the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Crop insurance scheme benefits companies more than farmers'
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) It is yet to be seen how much the Modi government's ambitious crop insurance scheme has benefitted farmers, but one section that has definitely hit the jackpot is the insurance industry, which collectively earned around 85 per cent profit, excluding expenditure on administrative purposes and reinsurance, during the 2017-18 kharif season, government data shows.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Why financial architecture is essential for Indian infrastructure (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
For ideal risk management in infrastructure finance, it is vital that the capital market infrastructure and the microstructure of the financial market aid such effective risk management. For the Indian economy, infrastructure investors must have access to more financial instruments to hedge risks. Essentially, the financial markets require greater microstructure.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Neetu Chandra shoots for Rekha Bhardwaj's music video in LA
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) Actress Neetu Chandra has shot for singer Rekha Bhardwajs upcoming romantic music video here.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government ready to discuss any issue in house: Modi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged the political parties to utilise the maximum time available during Parliament's monsoon session and said the government is ready to debate on any issue in the house.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian teenager among 3 killed in US plane collision
Washington, July 18 (IANS) An Indian teenager has been killed along with two other persons after two small planes collided mid-air in the US state of Florida, authorities have said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
India need not fear oil shortage: UAE envoy (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India's energy security in jeopardy, UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying his country as well as Saudi Arabia can fill in if supply from Iran is disrupted.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
No coercive steps against Kanhaiya till Friday, HC tells JNU
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) not to take any coercive step against the former students union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar till Friday (July 20).
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Katy Perry dealt with depression after flop album
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry fell into deep depression after her album "Witness" flopped last year.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Education top priority in ties with India, says Australian envoy at opening of UNSW office
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In a major step to take forward its widening outreach to India, including in student recruitment and collaborations in cutting-edge research, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, on Tuesday evening inaugurated its new premises in the Indian capital as Australia announced its intent about making India a major focus of its economic and diplomatic strategy with education as a "flagship sector".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
Here's what Paul Schrader has to say of 'Sacred Games'
New York, July 18 (IANS) American screenwriter Paul Schrader, known for working on Martin Scorcese's "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull", is watching India's first original Netflix series "Sacred Games". Its English dubbed version reminded him of how tricky is the use of English language vulgarity, but he says he will now watch it in Hindi with subtitles.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Carzonrent teams up with SAP Concur for smooth business travel
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) Online car rental firm Carzonrent on Wednesday announced the integration of its app with SAP Concur -- a leading provider of expense, travel and invoice management solutions.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Apple gains in OS market, equals brand share with Samsung in US: Report
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Gaining ground, Apple improved its position in the US smartphone market during the second quarter of 2018, eating into Android's share and equalising its standing with rival Samsung, a report said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Death toll climbs to 121 in Guatemala volcano eruption
Guatemala, July 18 (IANS) The death toll in the Fuego volcano eruption has climbed to 121, after five more victims were identified, Guatemala's National Coordination for Disaster Reduction said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Guatemala,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Yamunotri pilgrimage halted amid Uttarakhand rains
Dehradun, July 18 (IANS) The Yamunotri-leg of the annual Char Dhaam pilgrimage has been halted due to heavy rains that continue to batter many parts of Uttarakhand for the last three days, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Minor tremors felt in Myanmar
Yangon, July 18 (IANS) An earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, was felt in Myanmar's Sagaing region on Wednesday, a Meteorology and Hydrology Department release said. No damages have been reported so far.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Google Assistant now gives snapshot of your day
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Google is adding a feature called "snapshot" to Assistant that would maintain a visual overview of your daily schedule and provide suggestions and personalised information to ensure you do not get late for your flight or miss the last date for payment of a bill.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Rahya Sabha disrupted on Day 1 of monsoon session
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The monsoon session of Parliament began on a stormy note on Wednesday with the Rajya Sabha witnessing its first noisy disruption by opposition members, causing ruckus and an adjournment.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajya Sabha nominees take oath
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and author Rakesh Sinha on Wednesday took oath as the nominated members of Rajya Sabha.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Vaishnav jan to' and its unsung writer
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) What impact can a song have on an individual, particularly on somebody as iconic as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi? The surreal, symbolic and sensual "Vaishnav jan to" was Bapu's favourite song and is synonymous with him even today. But who is its writer?
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Mbappe's goal in final generated most tweets during World Cup
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) When football's rising star Kylian Mbappe scored France's fourth goal in its World Cup final against Croatia to become the youngest player since Pele to score in a final, fans sent more tweets than at any other point during the tournament, data from Twitter shows.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Technology
Rana Daggubati extends KWAN South to Chennai
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) After Hyderabad, actor Rana Daggubati has expanded the footprint of KWAN South -- which aims to herald a new era for the entertainment ecosystem of south India -- to Chennai.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Key suspect in Kerala SFI leader's murder nabbed
Kochi, July 18 (IANS) After being on the run for more than two weeks, the prime suspect in the brutal murder of an SFI member in a Kerala college has finally been nabbed, police said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Government ready to discuss any issue in house: Modi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged the political parties to utilise maximum time available in Parliament's monsoon session and said the government is ready to debate on any issue in the house.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cirque du Soleil to make its India debut in November
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Globally popular live entertainment company Cirque du Soleil is set to come to India for the first time later this year, with shows in Delhi and Mumbai.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Living a good, full and long life - the Japanese way (Book Review)
Title: Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life; Author: Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles; Publisher: Hutchinson/Penguin Random House; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 499
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Commons passes trade bill, paves way for Brexit
London, July 18 (IANS) The first step of a trade bill establishing the legal basis for Brexit has cleared the lower house of the British parliament with a vote of 317 in favour and 286 against.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Richa Chadha becomes face of Save the Elephants campaign
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has become the face and voice of the Save the Elephants campaign by animal rights organisation PETA.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Fixing mistakes for better content moderation: Facebook
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Facing ire over reports that it is protecting far-right activists and under-age accounts, Facebook on Wednesday said it takes the mistakes incredibly seriously and is working on to prevent these issues from happening again.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Scientists discover new 'Maghalayan age' in Earth's history
London, July 18 (IANS) Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter -- the "Meghalayan Age" -- the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations worldwide.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
No 'time limit' on N.Korea denuclearisation: Trump
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said there is "no time limit" for North Korea to denuclearise and there is no need to rush the process.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US lawmakers ask tech giants to ban more offensive accounts
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US lawmakers have asked tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter to draw clearer limits and flush out hyper-partisan pages from their platforms.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Guess who uses hatred, fear to maintain power: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A day after social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked in Jharkhand by a group, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the government using a pop quiz that asked people to the name the "perpetrator of hatred and fear".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low-cost technology can bridge knowledge gap in India: COL president
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Using technologies that are affordable and accessible can help India bridge the digital and knowledge gaps which are widening due to multiple factors such as gender discrimination, income disparity and cultural practices, among others, says the President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL).
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Markets open on higher note on Wednesday
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Cloudy Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.6 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Chrissy Teigen's daughter gives her style advice
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen's two-year-old daughter Luna gives her style advice.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 dead, many trapped in G.Noida twin-building collapse
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) At least three persons have died in a twin-building collapse in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida area, police said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Obama slams Trump-era, warns of 'strongman politics'
Johannesburg (South Africa), July 18 (IANS) Barack Obama has used his first high-profile speech since stepping down as US president to take swipes at "strongman politics" and politicians' disregard for facts.
2018-07-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Over 2 lakh pilgrims performed Amarnath Yatra so far
Jammu, July 18 (IANS) A fresh batch of 1,983 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday to perform the Amarnath Yatra that has so far seen over two lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at the holy cave shrine, authorities said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Colorful shoes for a vibrant you
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) When it comes to mens formal shoes, black has traditionally been the only shade that was considered by men but the arrival of colour choice options in shoes has challenged the conventional black leather shoe and opened the door to an abundance of different combinations.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
3 dead in US plane collision
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Three persons have been killed after two small planes collided mid-air in the US state of Florida, authorities have said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meeting Putin was better than NATO summit: Trump
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was even better than the annual NATO summit in Brussels, at which he demanded a greater contribution to defense funding by America's allies.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
EU's Juncker, Trump to meet over security, economic priorities
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on July 25 to discuss transatlantic priorities on foreign policy, security and economy, the White House said on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Autumn outfit ideas for the dappers
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Autumn is just like the warm up for the freezing season to kick in, making it often confusing on whether to layer it up or not. It isnt time for chunky tweed and woolen sweaters or those hefty jackets but one surely wants to stay covered so make the right decision.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Land dispute leaves 13 dead in Mexico
Mexico City, July 18 (IANS) A clash between residents of communities in southern Mexican state of Oaxaca over a land dispute left at least 13 people dead and another one injured, prosecutors said Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gary Barlow warns Robbie Williams
London, July 18 (IANS) Singer Gary Barlow has issued a warning to his former Take That band member Robbie Williams ahead of his start on "The X Factor" as a judge.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Netanyahu visits Israeli army's Gaza division amid escalation
Jerusalem, July 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited on Tuesday the military's Gaza Division Headquarters amidst a recent flare-up between Israel and the besieged Palestinian enclave.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Trump says he misspoke in comment about Russian election meddling
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told reporters here on Tuesday he misspoke at a news conference following his meeting in Helsinki with his Russian counterpart, insisting that he meant to say it was very plausible that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Iran says to jointly produce defence equipment with Pakistan
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Iranian top military commander said on Tuesday that Iran and Pakistan are seeking to jointly manufacture defence equipment, Press TV reported.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson go for couple's therapy
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) Khloe Kardashian, 34, and Tristan Thompson, 27, are putting in effort to make their relationship thrive, by going for couple's therapy.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pompeo to meet Guterres: UN
United Nations, July 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet later this week with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the heels of the Helsinki Summit, which a UN spokesman said the world organization was "evaluating".
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
BRICS media forum to start in Cape Town
Cape Town, July 18 (IANS) The 3rd BRICS Media Forum under the theme of "BRICS Media Cooperation - Fostering an Inclusive, Just World Order" will be held on July 18-19 in Cape Town, South Africa.
2018-07-18
Category: International, South Africa,Media,Diplomacy
Reigning Olympic TT champs Ma Long, Ding Ning to skip Asiad
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Table tennis grand slam winners Ma Long and Ding Ning will skip next month's Asian Games in Indonesia as China announced a youngsters-packed table tennis squad on Tuesday for the quadrennial continental event.
2018-07-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Get flawless make-up with strobing, flare highlighting
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) New techniques like strobing, non-touring and flare highlight can give a dewy and naturally flawless make-up look, say experts.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iceland coach Hallgrimsson resigns
Reykjavik, July 18 (IANS) Iceland's football team head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson on Tuesday stepped down after leading the European side to its first FIFA World Cup.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
England outclass India by 8 wickets, clinch ODI series
Leeds, July 18 (IANS) England put up a strong all-round show to thump an underwhelming India by eight wickets in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Prasad seeks support on 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala'; Congress calls him dealer
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi sought the Prime Minister's support for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked him to support the proposed law to prohibit "triple talaq" and "nikah halala".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sridevi's daughter ready for her big launch
This is as close as a debut gets to a tragedy. Janhvi Kapoor is poised for her big launch. It can't get any bigger than Karan Johar, can it now? Unless she got Sanjay Leela Bhansali to launch her, which she didn't.
2018-07-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
England pip India by 8 wickets, clinch ODI series
Leeds, July 18 (IANS) England put up a strong all-round show to thump an underwhelming India by eight wickets in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Government yet to approach us with any name for RS Deputy Chairman: Azad
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the government has not approached the Congress or other opposition parties yet to build consensus on its choice of name for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi Golf Club denies charges of illegal tree axing
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday denied charges levelled by the Delhi government, which has filed a police complaint against the Club alleging illegal axing of trees within its premises.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
NCLT approves Liberty House's plan for acquiring Adhunik Metaliks
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Tuesday approved the resolution plan of the Britain-based Liberty House for acquiring debt-laden steelmaker Adhunik Metaliks under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Captain service launched in Karnataka Express train
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) The South Western Railway on Tuesday launched a Captain service in the Bengaluru-New Delhi Karnataka Express train to ensure comfortable journey to long-distance passengers, said an official.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Harish Rawat replaces C.P. Joshi as in-charge of Assam
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday replaced senior leader C.P. Joshi as party in-charge of Assam with former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday said it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul constitutes 23-member CWC, drops some senior leaders
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted the Congress Working Committee (CWC) by appointing 23 members and dropping some senior leaders in his bid to strike a balance between age and experience, and prepare for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi's July 20 visit off as heavy rains pound Gujarat
Gandhinagar, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to Gujarat on July 20 has been cancelled following torrential rains in Saurashtra and south Gujarat for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, even as many districts received four to 10 inches of rainfall within six hours.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
ICW 2018: Kangana, Aditi to walk for Anju Modi, Tarun Tahiliani
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) To set the tone for the India Couture Week (ICW) 2018, king of drapes Tarun Tahiliani and master of layering Anju Modi will showcase their designs on the first day of the event, July 25, at the Taj Palace Hotel in the national capital.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dissent essential in open society: Hamid Ansari
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Dissent is of critical importance in an open society and its suppression could metamorphose it into an illiberal and ethnic democracy, former Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi HC to hear Kanhaiya's plea against fine on Wednesday
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will hear on Wednesday former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar's plea challenging a fine imposed on him by a high-level JNU panel in connection with a 2016 incident in which anti-national slogans were raised on the campus.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Government, not us, denigrating rules: Opposition
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The opposition on Tuesday said that it has been very "decent and dignified" in its conduct while it is the ruling BJP which is "denigrating the rules and the Constitution" and lowering the dignity of Parliament.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IIT-Kharagpur, AIIMS ink MoU to boost research programmes
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With an aim to promote interaction and collaboration between two premier institutions of the country -- All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) -- signed a memorandum of understanding here on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
19 fishermen missing after boats capsize in Bay of Bengal
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) At least 19 fishermen have gone missing after their boats capsized in the Bay of Bengal near the coastline of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, a state Minister said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tough draw for Indians at Badminton Worlds
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India's competitors in the BWF World Badminton Championships 2018 in Nanjing, China, have been handed a difficult path in the draw.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Naidu expresses anguish over disruptions in Parliament
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that smooth functioning of the upper house was not the responsibility of the government alone. It was rather a joint responsibility of all members, he remarked and expressed concern over declining confidence of the people in Parliament.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi seeks opposition's cooperation in Parliament session
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought cooperation of opposition parties for smooth running of Parliament during the monsoon session, saying the opposition raising its issues also gives the government an opportunity to get feedback, reconsider its position and move forward.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Electronics hardware cluster unveiled in Karnataka city
Hubballi (Karnataka), July 17 (IANS) A brownfield Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) cluster was unveiled on Tuesday in this north Karnataka's industrial city, ostensibly, to decongest a choked Bengaluru, about 400 km away.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand, probe ordered (Third Lead)
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was on Tuesday assaulted by a group of suspected Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists shouting "Jai Shri Ram" slogans at Pakur in Jharkhand, following which the state ordered a probe.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three arrested for trying to loot delivery executive
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested here for trying to loot a cash delivery executive after opening fire at him, police said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Finance panel assures on Bengal's debt restructuring demand
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission on Tuesday assured West Bengal that it would "explore all possible ways" to meet the state's demand for restructuring the debt.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
Asian Games torch arrives in Indonesia from India
Jakarta, July 17 (IANS) The Asian Games torch arrived in Indonesia's Yogyakarta airport on Tuesday after being flown by Indonesian Air Force Boeing 737 400 plane from India, the first Asian nation to host the Asiad in 1951.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Airbus appoints new India head for its helicopters business
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Aerospace major Airbus on Tuesday said it has appointed Ashish Saraf as Head of the helicopter division of Airbus India.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC reserves order on Sec 377
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government ready to face no-confidence motion: Ananth Kumar
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar on Tuesday said that the government has majority in the Lok sabha and it is ready to face the opposition's no-confidence motion.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Satwik-Ponnappa advances, Gurusaidutt, Rituparna qualify for Singapore Open
Singapore, July 17 (IANS) India's mixed doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa advanced while singles shuttlers R.M.V Gurusaidutt and Rituparna qualified for the Singapore Open here on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Badminton
SC issues guidelines to check lynching, mobocracy
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued 22 guidelines for the central and state governments to put an end to "horrendous acts" of vigilantism, lynching and mobocracy and directed them to work in tandem to take "preventive, remedial and punitive measures".
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disciplined England restrict India to 256/8 in series decider
Leeds, July 17 (IANS) Leg-spinner Adil Rashid's triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8 in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
With opposition pitching for no-trust motion, monsoon session set to be stormy
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With an aggressive opposition pitching for a no-trust motion against the Narendra Modi government over various issues, the bitterness that saw complete washout of the Budget session is likely to spill into the monsoon session scheduled to commence from Wednesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab GoM nod for new policy on regularisation of illegal colonies
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Despite reservations from some Ministers and legislators, a draft policy framed by the Punjab government for the regularisation of illegal colonies was approved by a Group of Ministers here on Tuesday with some modifications.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Rahul constitutes 23-member CWC
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday set up a 23-member Congress Working Committee (CWC), retaining many senior leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel and Mallikarjun Kharge while bringing in some new faces.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Approach Asiad with must-win attitude: Indian hockey team coach
Bengaluru, July 17 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh on Tuesday said they must approach the Asian Games in August with a must-win attitude if they wish to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
RS Deputy Chairman be elected through consensus: Goel
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The government said on Tuesday that election to the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman will take place in the monsoon session of Parliament if a consensus emerges on the name of the candidate.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New Villarreal midfielder Caseres looking to grow in La Liga
Castellon (Spain), July 17 (IANS) Newly-signed Villarreal midfielder Santiago Caseres said on Tuesday that he is looking forward to developing his skills in La Liga football championship.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Repatriation of tribals from Tripura to Mizoram uncertain
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Uncertainty has gripped the repatriation of 32,876 tribals from Tripura to Mizoram as the refugee leaders on Tuesday said the tribals are unwilling to return to their homes unless their old demands, including formation of the Area Development Council for the Reang tribals, are met.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Grammys will be back in Los Angeles for 2019
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) The Grammys, which were held last year at New York's Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2003, will return to Los Angeles for its 61st edition on February 10.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Kjeriwal orders probe against Delhi hospital
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday ordered a probe against a doctor at a government hospital for allegedly refusing to operate a patient.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Indian student death: Police confirm suspect died in shootout
New York, July 17 (IANS) Police in the US have confirmed that the man shot dead in a shootout in Kansas City was the suspect in the killing of Indian student Sharat Koppu, who was from Telangana.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Support bill on triple talaq and nikah halala, Prasad tells Rahul
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi sought the Prime Minister's support for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked him to support the proposed law to prohibit triple talaq and nikah halala.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Barcelona hard at work for Tottenham friendly
Barcelona, July 17 (IANS) A month before La Liga kicks off in Spain and two weeks before its next friendly tie against Tottenham, players were on Tuesday hard at work at its training grounds to get ready for the upcoming season.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Unhealthy fat, cholesterol linked with lower fertility
London, July 17 (IANS) Young women with unhealthy levels of fat in their blood before pregnancy are more likely to only have one or no child at all, finds a study explaining the previously observed association between lower fertility and heart disease.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Government increases maximum load capacity for trucks
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The government has decided to increase the maximum load carrying capacity of all new heavy vehicles by 20-25 per cent, Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India asks Oman to cut duties on chemical products
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India has requested Oman to reduce customs tariff on Indian chemical products, which would provide better market access to them in the Gulf nation, India's Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Odisha CM asks Tatas to set up defence hub
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday proposed to the Tata Group to set up a Defence Manufacturing Cluster and Steel Downstream Cluster in Odisha.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Jadhav case: Pakistan submits rejoinder in ICJ
The Hague, July 17 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday submitted its second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the conviction of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Rahul expresses solidarity with Kashmir IAS officer
Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Shah Faesal, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre who faces disciplinary action for voicing his views on social media.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Police book BJP leaders for canopy collapse, 39 in hospital
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) A day after a canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, injuring 90 people, police on Tuesday booked the organisers, the state BJP, for attempted culpable homicide, a police officer said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sack ministers for backing lynch mobs, Congress tells PM
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) On a day when the Supreme Court came down heavily on mob lynching incidents across the country, the Congress appealed to the Prime Minister to follow his 'raj dharma' and seek the resignation of the Union ministers supporting those involved in the crimes.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
This 'emotional' robot can show how it's 'feeling'
New York, July 17 (IANS) US researchers have developed a robot, with texture-changing skin mapped to its emotional state, that can express how it is 'feeling'.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Technology
Delhi Golf Club charged with illegal tree axing
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi government has filed a police complaint against the Delhi Golf Club for illegally cutting trees inside the club.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Khelo Bharat 2018 finals on July 24-25
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Khelo Bharat 2018 finals will be held on July 24-25 at the Talkatora Stadium here, with players from 27 states showcasing their skills in traditional games like Kabaddi, Kushti, Kho-Kho, Tug of War, and Malkambh, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Cornet advances to Swiss Open round of 16
Gstaad (Switzerland), July 17 (IANS) France's Alize Cornet qualified for the Swiss Open's second round on Tuesday after defeating world No. 190 Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-2, 6-2.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Origins of pottery traced to Japan: Study
London, July 17 (IANS) The origins of ceramic production can be traced to Japan and closely linked with intensified fishing at the end of the last Ice Age, finds a study, shedding light on how prehistoric hunter-gatherers processed and consumed foods over this period.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Indian found dead in UAE
Abu Dhabi, July 17 (IANS) An Indian expat who had been missing here for a week was found dead, police said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Togo,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Himachal seeks central funds for natural water management project
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday called on Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan here and sought speedy approval of Rs 1,125 crore for the state's Natural Water Resources Management Project.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Salman's plea against poaching case conviction heard in Rajasthan court
Jaipur, July 17 (IANS) A district court on Tuesday heard a plea by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan against his conviction by a trial court in the 1998 Kankani blackbuck poaching case and fixed August 3 and 4 for further hearing.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Woman moves HC seeking CBI probe against godman
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A woman who filed a sexual assault case against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court and sought a CBI probe.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC for Central advisories to states to stop mob violence, lynching
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) In a move to stop mob violence and lynching, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to issue advisories to the states explaining the gravity of the situation and listing the measures to be taken to deal with it.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC begins hearing on women's entry into Sabarimala temple
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing on whether prohibiting the entry of women in Kerala's Sabarimala temple on grounds of biological factors was discriminatory and violative of the constitution.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Human Interest/Society
BSE Dalal Street building gets trademark
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE has secured a "trademark" for its iconic building -- Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers -- located on Dalal Street here.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi schools to get over 12,000 new rooms
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for building 12,478 new rooms in schools in the national capital.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Kerala IT panel to hold networking sessions in US
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) The High Power IT Committee of Kerala (HPIC) will hold three networking sessions, titled #Future Global Connect, in the US early next month as part of a multi-pronged strategy, involving the state government and the Kerala diaspora in the technology sector to position the state as a digital destination of choice.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Diaspora
Help end Manipur varsity impasse: Student leaders urge Governor
Imphal, July 17 (IANS) Student leaders on Tuesday urged Governor Najma Heptulla to intervene to help end the Manipur University impasse even as many student bodies extended support to a 48-hour general strike called by Manipur University Students Union from midnight.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Education
Neil Nitin Mukesh, Prakash Jha become neighbours
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has been gifted a new office in Andheri by his father Nitin Mukesh for his entry into film production, and filmmaker Prakash Jha is his neighbour.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ronaldo's Juventus move will make Serie A better: Mourinho
Manchester, July 17 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho feels Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus is going to make Serie A football league more exciting, with other Italian clubs now having to catch up and continue challenging the Turin giants.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Anurag Thakur appointed BJP Chief Whip in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday appointed its Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur as the new Chief Whip in the Lok Sabha, a day ahead of the start of Parliament's monsoon session.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man United defender Daley Blind returns to Dutch side Ajax
London, July 17 (IANS) Manchester United confirmed on Tuesday that Netherlands defender Daley Blind is to return to Amsterdamsche Football Club (AFC) Ajax.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Togadia denied permission to hold meetings in Guwahati
Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) The Assam Police has asked former VHP leader and Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) chief Pravin Togadia not to go ahead with his organisation's meetings in Guwahati scheduled from Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ghazal is conversational: Singer Hariharan
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) National Award-winning singer Hariharan says he always tries to bring a conversational style in his ghazal singing.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AAP Office of Profit: EC to hear final arguments on July 23
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday said it will hear the final arguments in the AAP office-of-profit case on July 23 as it underlined that the illegality of the order appointing 21 MLAs as parliamentary secretaries does not absolve the petitioners of holding an office of profit.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sharif family to stay in jail till election, court adjourns appeals
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday adjourned till the last week of July appeals by jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Mohammad Safdar against their conviction for corruption.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golfers swap caddies for goats in Oregon
Portland (Oregon), July 17 (IANS) The figure of the caddy, whose help is crucial for the success of any professional golf player, takes a whole new meaning in Oregon's Silvies Ranch, which is betting on a different take on the traditional golfer's assistant.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Golf
IT seizes Rs 163 crore cash, 100 kg gold, opposition seeks TN CM's resignation
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Leaders of major political parties in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday demanded a multi-agency probe into the affairs of road contractors raided by Income Tax department in the state and also the resignation of Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blasts at BNP poll rally in Bangladesh injures 3
Dhaka, July 17 (IANS) At least three people were injured in bomb explosions on Tuesday at an election rally of Bangladesh's largest opposition party in Rajshahi city, police said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can a magnetic wire help early detection of cancer
New York, July 17 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a magnetic device that could capture scarce and hard-to-capture tumour cells in the bloodstream, an advance that could lead to efficient and early detection of cancer.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Delhi Assembly's monsoon session on August 6-10
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly's monsoon session will be held from August 6 to 10, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I was misquoted, says Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A day after the BJP took potshots at Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, the JD-S leader denied on Tuesday that he had blamed the Congress or its leaders at a party event on July 14. He said he was misquoted on his statement about being unhappy heading the coalition government in the state.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brain area linked to binge eating identified
New York, July 17 (IANS) Researchers have identified that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mediatek unveils 'Helio A' chips for affordable phones
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Expanding its Helio family of power-efficient chipsets, mobile phone chipset maker MediaTek on Tuesday unveiled its "Helio A" series with the new "Helio A22" system-on-chip (SoC).
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Conduent wins $1 bn contract with Fortune 50 company
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) US-based business process services company Conduent Inc on Tuesday said it has won a three-year contract, worth approximately $1 billion, with a US-based Fortune 50 company.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Glory of Indian women's hockey to feature in London exhibition
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Fans watching the Hockey Womens World Cup at the Lee Valley Centre, London, are in for a double treat. They will also get to have a close look at India's glorious past in women's hockey, thanks to a unique photo exhibition by The Hockey Museum, London, and sports curator Sunil Yash Kalra from India. The world cup starts on July 21 at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Army, police discuss ways to stop recruitment into militant ranks
Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) Senior Army and police officers on Tuesday met in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district to work out strategies to check the recruitment of local youths into militant ranks.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
4 in 10 Indians unaware of cyberbullying: Study
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) While awareness about cyberbullying has increased in India by 10 percentage points in the past seven years, 37 per cent of adults in the country have still not heard of it, says a new study.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Education
CRISPR gene editing can cause genetic damage, says study
London, July 17 (IANS) The much celebrated CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought, scientists have warned.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was taken to hospital with injuries on Tuesday after suspected Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists thrashed him at Pakur in Jharkhand while shouting "Jai Shri Ram" slogans.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka, Nick on double date
London, July 17 (IANS) The Jonas Brothers -- Nick and Joe -- went for a double date with Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner. Their older brother Kevin was the fifth wheel at the outing.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Imagine Dragons unveil their song 'Natural'
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons on Tuesday released a song titled "Natural", which has been chosen as the anthem of this years ESPN college football season.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
'Savita Damodar Paranjpe' teaser out
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) A teaser poster of Marathi film "Savita Damodar Paranjpe" was unveiled on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
The UN's grand SDR plan won't be achieved without the grassroots (Column: Active Voice)
This week in New York, the United Nations' grandly-titled High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is reaching a crescendo. It's not quite the level of chaos as the UN General Assembly that takes place in September when monarchs, presidents, prime ministers and their entourages bring Manhattan to a Delhi-style gridlock. But the HLPF, as it is known in the development jargon, is a mind-boggling cacophony of experts and meetings all trying to get a handle on how we can deliver on the hugely ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDs)agenda by the 2030 deadline.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SC asks Parliament to enact law to check lynching(Second Lead)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned mob lynching incidents across the country and asked Parliament to enact a law to deal with the crime that threatens rule of law and the country's social fabric. "Horrendous acts of mobocracy" cannot be permitted to become "a new normal," it said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
17 held for sexually assaulting hearing impaired minor girl
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Seventeen persons, mostly service staff in an apartment complex, were arrested for sexually assaulting a minor hearing impaired girl for seven months, police said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday announced that it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Police book BJP leaders after canopy collapse at Modi rally
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) A day after a canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, injuring nearly 90 people, police on Tuesday booked the rally organisers, the state BJP, for attempted culpable homicide, police said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Never felt competition, insecurity with my contemporaries: Sukhwinder Singh
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Singer Sukhwinder Singh says he never intends to compete with other playback singers and he has few lifetime friends from the film industry.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Golfer Shubhankar ready to live the dream at The 147th Open (Preview)
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 17 (IANS) Indias rising golfer Shubhankar Sharma will realise his long-time dream when he makes his debut appearance at The 147th Open here, which gets underway on Thursday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Farhan, Ali Fazal welcome audiences to 'Mirzapur'
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal and actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Tuesday unveiled the first look of the web series "Mirzapur" in style.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Breakfast recipe that can make your weekend fun
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Making breakfast is one of the favourite weekend morning activities for many because breakfast is a little late on Saturdays and Sundays. People spend enjoying it more than they do on the weekdays, and there's something that feels so nourishing and relaxing about kicking off the two days.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab to help farmers cut down urea usage
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Prompted by the success in curtailing fertiliser usage in the kharif crops, 'Tandarust Punjab Mission' will now focus on restraining the usage of urea, a senior functionary said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Oil prices lift equity indices; Nifty regains 11k-mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of fund infusion into public sector banks and value buying lifted the key domestic equity indices higher on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Finance panel to assess Bengal's debt restructuring demand
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission "will explore all possible ways" to restructure West Bengal's debt as demanded by the state, its Chairman N.K. Singh said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IDBI Bank to seek government nod for LIC's stake purchase
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) State-run IDBI Bank on Tuesday said it will seek rgw central government's nod on the Life Insurance Corp's (LIC) proposal to acquire 51 per cent stake in the debt-ridden lender.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
OnePlus 6 update brings 'Google Lens' in camera app
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) China-based smartphone manufacturer OnePlus on Tuesday said it has started rolling out the next software update that comes with support for "Google Lens" functionality on OnePlus 6's native camera app.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
TECNO Mobile to launch new smartphone in India
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, is set to launch a new smartphone in India on July 23.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Government to soon recapitalise some PSBs with Rs 10,000 cr
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The government is likely to recapitalise some state-run banks in urgent need by up to Rs 10,000 crore within a few days to help them meet regulatory capital requirements, official sources said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Why Centre doesn't let Delhi government work, AAP MP asks Modi
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh used the all-party meeting here on Tuesday to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the Centre was obstructing the Delhi government's work.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MoF nod for two Himachal projects
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Tuesday that the Finance Ministry had approved an expenditure of Rs 1,131.87 crore on two projects in the hill state.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha prepared to tackle flood-like situation
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday said it is well prepared to face a possible flood-like situation in the state following heavy downpour for the last two days.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Court frames charges against ex-Minister Somnath Bharti
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A court here framed charges of molestation and trespass against Delhi's former Law Minister Somnath Bharti, paving the way for trial in a case lodged after the Malviya Nagar MLA barged into the homes of nine Ugandan nationals in Khirki Extension, along with some followers, on the intervening night of January 15-16, 2014.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't want to play villain anymore: Actor Jim Sarbh
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor Jim Sarbh, who is known for portraying negative characters in films like "Neerja", "Padmaavat" and "Sanju", says he doesn't want to do negative roles anymore.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Argentine bull dubbed Mbappe in honour of French star
Buenos Aires, July 17 (IANS) Mbappe, a 22-month-old bull weighing 920 kg (2,028 lbs) named after the young French national football team star, was the first specimen to enter Argentina's 132nd Livestock, Agriculture and Industry Expo on Monday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Prenatal exposure to plastic chemical may reduce cognitive skills
New York, July 17 (IANS) Prenatal or early exposure of your kids to a plastic chemical may harm brain development as well as reduce cognitive function, a study says.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri dead; film, TV celebs bid adieu (Roundup)
M0umbai, July 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, whose film and television career spanned five decades, died here on Tuesday. The industry bid her a tearful adieu and remembered her as a warm and jovial person, who was one of the "finest" talents to emerge out of FTII.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Japan, EU sign free trade agreement
Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union (EU) leaders signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday, eliminating tariffs on a majority of their products to enhance business between the two sides.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Trump under fire for defending Putin over poll meddling
Washington, July 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is facing a barrage of criticism for defending his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over claims of Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Ashok Leyland posts Rs 370 crore profit in Q1
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Tuesday said it closed the first quarter of the current fiscal with a net profit of Rs 370.10 crore.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
5 killed in S.Korea's military copter crash
Seoul, July 17 (IANS) Five soldiers were killed and one was injured in a military helicopter crash on Tuesday in South Korea's Pohang city, authorities said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Pacer Awana retires from all forms of cricket
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Former India paceman Parvinder Awana on Tuesday announced his retirement from all formats of the game with immediate effect.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Speed up immunisation to cover 5mn kids: WHO
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Lauding the immunisation efforts being made by countries including India's Mission Indradhanush, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for accelerating efforts to reach the nearly five million unvaccinated children in south-east Asia.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Minor widow killed by brother-in-law
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A minor widow has been done to death in the national capital allegedly by her brother-in-law and two others, two months after her husband committed suicide, police said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India U-20 to play Argentina counterparts in COTIF Cup
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The India U-20 national team will be crossing swords with U-20 teams of Argentina, Venezuela and Mauritania when the boys travel to Spain to participate in the COTIF Cup -- the Mini Mundial Sub U-20 mens football tournament.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Slew of events to help art lovers admire artist Raza's work
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) The Piramal Museum of Art on Tuesday announced a slew of events to commemorate iconic Indian modernist painter Sayed Haider Raza's life and works and to familiarise more and more art lovers with the master's oeuvre.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
98 Degrees' Timmons want to collaborate with Badshah
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Jeff Timmons, best known for being one of the founding members of the Grammy-nominated American pop group 98 Degrees, wants to collaborate with Indian rapper Badshah.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Uruguay's clout in football far exceeds its population of 3.5 mn
Montevideo, July 17 (IANS) In the 118 years of the Uruguayan football association, AUF, founded on March 30, 1900, the Uruguayan national side has won two World Cups, two Olympic titles and 15 Copa America trophies, an incredible record for a country with a population of a mere 3.5 million.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Natural skin healing techniques for healthy, young skin
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Skin is the most sensitive part of outer body, so for having the desired beautiful skin, one needs to treat it with more care. Natural ingredients have their own specialty and can work wonders if used religiously, say experts.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jharkhand assembly adjourned over Land Amendment Act row
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand assembly was on Tuesday adjourned till Wednesday as the opposition parties raised the Land Amendment Act 2017 issue and disrupted the house proceedings.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
England put India in to bat in ODI series decider
Leeds, July 17 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and put India in to bat in the series deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Congress to raise lynching, women's safety in monsoon session
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday said it will raise the issues of mob lynching and women's safety besides many other important matters in Parliament's monsoon session which begins on Wednesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hima Das should be given financial support, says Vijender
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh on Tuesday hailed athletics' latest golden girl Hima Das' performance, saying the Assamese lass should be supported financially from here on and not just eulogised.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Athletics,Other Sports
'Feminist' Canada funds women to grow businesses: Minister
Toronto, July 17 (IANS) A "feminist" Canada is investing nearly $2 billion Canadian dollars (about Rs 10,000 crores) as seed capital in businesses led by its women entrepreneurs, said a senior woman minister here.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Canada,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Indian hockey team jumps to fifth in FIH rankings
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Indian hockey team's silver medal-winning effort at the Champions Trophy in Breda, the Netherlands, earlier this month has propelled them to the fifth spot in the world rankings, released by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Its's just the beginning, Hima will touch the sky: Coach Nipon Das (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 17 ( IANS) Till a few days back, the world hardly knew about this rice farmers daughter from Dhing who had her goals set for a big win.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
SPG team goes to probe Midnapore canopy mishap
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday sent a Special Protection Group (SPG) team to West Bengal to probe the Midnapore canopy collapse when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally, leaving several injured, a Home Ministry official said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand, 20 detained
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was taken to hospital with injuries on Tuesday after suspected Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists thrashed him at Pakur in Jharkhand while shouting "Jai Shri Ram" slogans.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi seeks opposition's cooperation in Parliament session
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought the cooperation of all opposition parties for the smooth conduct of Parliament's monsoon session, saying that raising of issues by the opposition afforded the government an opportunity to reconsider its position and move forward.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China builds unmanned weather station near border with India
Beijing, July 17 (IANS) China has installed an unmanned automatic weather observation station near its border with India in Tibet to support its Army in the event of a live fire conflict with New Delhi.
2018-07-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Maratha soldiers to summit Mount Kun in Kargil to celebrate glorious past
Pune, July 17 (IANS) The Indian Army's Maratha Light Infantry Regiment is undertaking a mountaineering expedition to the 7077-meter high Mount Kun in Kargil to celebrate 250 years of its raising.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Intelligence unit behind waitresses' defection to South Korea
Seoul, July 17 (IANS) South Korea's military intelligence agency has been accused of being behind the defection of a group of North Korean waitresses in 2016, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Rahul does not love anyone but power: BJP
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Launching a sharp attack on Rahul Gandhi, the BJP on Tuesday said that contrary to his claim in a tweet, the Congress President does not love anyone but power.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Simeone, Guardiola among coaches Argentine fans want for team, press says
Buenos Aires, July 17 (IANS) A number of high-profile coaches, including Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone and Manchester City's Pep Guardiola, are being mentioned by fans and media as the best candidates to take the helm of the Argentine national football team, which had a disappointing World Cup, according to media reports.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Slide in crude prices lift indices; Nifty regains 11k-mark
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of fund infusion into public sector banks and value buying lifted the key domestic equity indices higher on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre notifies draft changes to motor vehicle rules, invites suggestions
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The government on Tuesday notified the draft of the proposed amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules that make it mandatory for all commercial vehicles to have automatic toll-deduction stickers and vehicle-tracking devices to obtain national permits.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Uruguayan city wants to name France forward Griezmann as distinguished guest
Montevideo, July 17 (IANS) Uruguay's capital Montevideo seeks to name France football team's forward Antoine Griezmann as a distinguished visitor during his possible visit to the South American country, Deputy Secretary of the Montevideo City Hall, Christian Di Candia has said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Intex launches new affordable smartphone
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker Intex Technologies on Tuesday launched a new smartphone "Indie 5" at Rs 4,999.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Police disperse protesting teachers in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) A protest march taken out here on Tuesday by teachers, seeking implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations for Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) project teaching staff, was stopped by police using mild force.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Judge who convicted Sharif recuses from hearing two other NAB cases
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) An anti-corruption court judge who sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in jail in the Avenfield corruption case, has recused himself from hearing two more graft cases against the PML-N leader.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
My parents wanted me to be a doctor: Aditi
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actress Aditi Sharma, who plays a gynaecologist in a show, says her parents wanted her to be a doctor.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Terms agreed on to return Blind from Man-U to Ajax
The Hague, July 17 (IANS) Ajax and Manchester United have reached an agreement on the return of Daley Blind to Amsterdam, the two football clubs announced.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Haryana Governor given additional charge of Himachal
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday was given the additional charge of Himachal Pradesh, as the incumbent Acharya Devvrat is visiting the US.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
China's most expensive film pulled after opening weekend
Beijing, July 17 (IANS) China's most expensive fantasy epic film "Asura" has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal opening weekend, a media report said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Tharoor slams BJP for 'attack' on his office
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday slammed the BJP for the attack on his office here by the party's youth wing activists over his remark that "Hindu Pakistan" would be created if the ruling party returns to power in 2019.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Childhood infections may affect academic performance
London, July 17 (IANS) Severe infections during childhood that lead to hospitalisations could lower academic performance in adolescence, a new study has found.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand, 20 detained
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked and beaten up by suspected supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Jharkhand's Pakur district on Tuesday, leaving him shaken.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australians involved in Thai cave rescue to receive honours
Canberra, July 17 (IANS) Two Australian divers who helped rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand will receive civilian honours, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Novel drug therapy may potentially help treat ALS
New York, July 17 (IANS) Administering a therapy using DNA-based compounds could extend survival and reverse signs of neuromuscular damage in animals of inherited amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), finds a study.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Dino Morea, Nikhil Chinapa invest in photo-sharing app
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea and video jockey Nikhil Chinapa have invested in Vebbler, a homegrown Bengaluru-based photo-sharing app.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Stick to your beauty routine during rains
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Dont let rainy days get you down! From less is more to saying no to oily skin, experts give a plethora of tips and tricks to maintain your beauty despite the downpours.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RJD to back TDP's no-trust move against Modi government
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Lalu Prasad's RJD will support a no-confidence motion of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, according to RJD leaders.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
PML-N candidate narrowly escapes bid on life
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Close on the heels of a spate of attacks on politicians, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former federal minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmed has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Attock city.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PML-N considers launching Maryam Nawaz's son
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) The embattled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is considering launching Maryam Nawaz's son Junaid Safdar for its election campaign, the media reported on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk
Toronto, July 17 (IANS) Scientists have found that multiple sclerosis (MS) may be identified at least five years earlier as the patients were more likely to undergo treatments for nervous system disorders like pain or sleep problems, according to a study.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ditch medicine, adopt self-healing, advises new book
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) People from all over the world are ditching their pills and embracing the path of natural healing with little or no medical intervention, claims a new book.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine
Only 'good tourists' welcome to Goa: Minister
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Tuesday urged tourists not to misbehave with women under the influence of alcohol while welcoming the Chief Minister's announcement of fines for drinking and littering in public.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Midfielder Zimmermann swaps Stuttgart for Dusseldorf
Berlin, July 17 (IANS) Newly promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf have signed Matthias Zimmermann from league rivals Stuttgart, both football sides said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Only 65% firms globally have cybersecurity experts: Gartner
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Only 65 per cent organisations globally have a cybersecurity expert even as 95 per cent of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) expect cyber threats to increase over the next three years, a report said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
62 militants killed in Afghan airstrikes
Kabul, July 17 (IANS) At least 62 militants were killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, a military official said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mayawati sacks BSP leader over Rahul remarks
Lucknow, July 17 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday sacked senior party leader Jai Prakash Singh, a day after he triggered a row by saying that foreign blood won't let Congress President Rahul Gandhi succeed in Indian politics and lead the country.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bail plea hearing of Kerala rape-accused priests postponed
New Delhi July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed the hearing of anticipatory bail pleas of two Malankara Orthodox Church priests who are on the run after facing sexual abuse charges against a parishioner.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LinkedIn India member base doubles in 4 years to hit 50 mn
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Microsoft-owned LinkedIn on Tuesday said its India member base has doubled in the past four years to cross 50 million in the country.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kejriwal orders action against corruption in RTO
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) After a surprise inspection of one of Delhi's biggest Regional Transport Offices, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday warned of strict action against officers who indulge in corruption with help from touts.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New 'Rugrats' series, movie on the way
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) A relaunch of the children's entertainment franchise "Rugrats" has been announced by Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Harbhajan Mann's son Avkash won't promote violence, alcohol through music
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Popular Punjabi singer-actor Harbhajan Mann's son Avkash Mann has launched his debut single, which has been featured on the American Top 40 Charts playlist on Spotify, featuring artistes like Arianna Grande and Beyonce Knowles. He says he doesn't want to use his music to promote anything that would cause harm to people and so, he would like to stay away from songs that refer to violence, guns and alcohol.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Film, TV celebs mourn 'warm, jovial' Rita Bhaduri's death
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Riteish Deshmukh on Tuesday paid emotional tributes to veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who died here on Tuesday. They remembered her as one of the "finest" talents to emerge out of FTII, and described her as a warm and full of life person.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Forward Eduardo Herrera joins Santos Laguna
Torreon (Mexico), July 17 (IANS) Forward Eduardo Herrera has signed with Liga MX defending champions Santos Laguna, which begins its title defence next weekend, the club management has announced.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Mara Martin walks on runway while breastfeeding
Miami, July 17 (IANS) Model Mara Martin made a statement when she breastfed her five-month-old daughter while she was on the ramp for a fashion show.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Lokpal: Selection panel to meet on July 19, SC told
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the process to appoint the Lokpal was under way and that a meeting is due on July 19 to recommend a panel of names.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Australia's Tim Cahill retires from international football
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Australia's leading World Cup and all-time goal-scorer Tim Cahill announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Johnny Depp settles feud with former managers
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has reached a settlement in his legal battle with the Management Group, averting a trial that was set to begin next month.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Four held for SSC exam impersonation
Jaipur, July 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Police on Tuesday busted a four-member gang of impersonators involved in the SSC exam held on July 15 here. The police suspect inter-state involvement of the suspects in various other exmas.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan among world's highest-paid celebs
New York, July 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, with earnings of $40.5 million and $37.7 million, have made it to Forbes' World's Highest-Paid Celebrities 2018 list, topped by former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mark Ganesh Chaturthi minus plastic: Dia Mirza
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) For Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, which fall in September, actress and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza wants people to shun plastic.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Timothee Chalamet in talks to star in 'Dune' remake
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Actor Timothee Chalamet is reportedly in final talks to lead the cast of director Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" remake.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Orange acquires Cloud firm Basefarm Holding for $410 million
London, July 17 (IANS) Global telecommunications operator Orange on Tuesday announced to acquire Cloud firm Basefarm Holding for 350 million euros ($410.5 million) to become an European leader in Cloud computing services for the enterprise sector.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Meryl, Cher lock lips at 'Mamma Mia!...' premiere
London, July 17 (IANS) Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep and singer-actress Cher locked lips at the premiere of their forthcoming film "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again".
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kamal Haasan happy to shoot with 'bhai' Salman Khan
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor-politician Kamal Haasan was happy to meet and shoot with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on the sets of "Dus Ka Dum", where he promoted his upcoming film "Vishwaroop 2".
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Santos Laguna to defend Liga MX title minus 3 key players
Torreon (Mexico), July 17 (IANS) Mexican football club Santos Laguna will launch its Mexican league title defence next weekend, heading into the first week of Apertura tournament action with three key players gone from the squad that won the championship.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Lindsay Lohan plans to adopt first child
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) After bonding with Syrian refugees in Turkey, actress Lindsay Lohan has developed a desire to adopt her first child.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Walmart expands Microsoft partnership to boost digital footprint
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Aiming to make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers, cash-and-carry major Walmart on Tuesday announced a five-year strategic partnership with Microsoft.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
McAfee launches new enterprise security portfolio
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday announced a new enterprise security portfolio called "MVISION" that aims to simplify the process of managing threat defences for administrators as they move to modern device operating systems and to the Cloud.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Hyundai Motor India to hike GRAND i10 prices
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Tuesday said that it will hike the prices of its "GRAND i10" by up to 3 per cent due to increase in input and material costs.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Soldier commits suicide on LoC
Jammu, July 17 (IANS) A soldier committed suicide while on duty on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Africa won, says Maduro while congratulating France on FIFA World Cup
Caracas (Venezuela), July 17 (IANS) The President of Venezuela has called for an end to racism against immigrants in Europe while congratulating the France national football team for its 2018 FIFA World Cup title, noting that several players in the team are of African descent.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Venezuela,Sports,Football
Rita was my friend, closest competitor at FTII: Shabana Azmi
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi remembers the late Rita Bhaduri as a "cute and impish" girl who was her friend, batchmate and closest competitor at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook joins Skill India Mission to train empower youth
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Apple, Facebook, Twitter celebrate World Emoji Day
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Apple, Facebook, Twitter and other tech giants celebrated World Emoji Day on Tuesday with declaring most used and favourite emojis, announcement of new ones, acknowledging how emojis make conversataions easy and expressive without words, among others.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
I erase hatred, fear, I'm Congress: Rahul hits back at BJP
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit back at the BJP over alleged "Congress is for Muslims" remarks, spelling out in a tweet the philosophy of the party that "stands with the last person in the line" whose religion or caste doesn't matter.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jet Airways places additional orders for 737 MAX aircraft
Farnborough/Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways has placed an additional order for 75 jets of Boeing "737 MAX 8" aircraft during the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Slide in crude prices buoy equity indices
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of healthy quarterly results buoyed key indices of the Indian equity market during the afternoon trade session on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
World Cup runners-up welcomed as heroes in Croatia
Zagreb (Croatia), July 17 (IANS) Croatia's national football team rode through this capital in triumph aboard an open-top bus for more than five hours on their return from the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they reached the final before succumbing 2-4 to France.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
Odisha focuses in on eco-tourism, aims to get 23 mn tourists by 2021
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) Odisha, a state with exotic beaches, vibrant wildlife and a radiant heritage and history, is working towards building a robust tourism infrastructure with special focus on eco-tourism as it eyes 23 million domestic and foreign visitors by 2021, a senior official said. It is also hosting the World Cup in hockey this year in Bhubaneswar.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service now available globally
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) To help businesses build Blockchain networks to drive efficient transactions, Oracle has announced to make its "Blockchain Cloud Service" generally available globally including in India from Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
New Microsoft Skype version for desktop from September 1
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) Microsoft is rolling out the new version 8.0 of Skype for desktop, replacing its previously active "Skype Classic 7.0", from September 1.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Agusta case: Indian authorities fail to produce evidence against Michel in UAE court
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) In a setback to efforts to extradite British national Christian Michel James -- one of the alleged middlemen in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- Indian authorities failed to produce any evidence before the UAE courts within the stipulated time, according to the lawyer of the accused.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Guru Randhawa excited about his first single with Dhvani
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Singer Guru Randhawa, known for songs like "Lahore", "Suit suit" and "Tu meri rani", is thrilled to unveil his first single with singer Dhvani Bhanushali whose new version of "Dilbar" is topping charts.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Assam adopts water management practices to keep pace with climate change (Environment Feature)
Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date, but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain, but drought-like conditions? That was unheard of. And yet, in 2010, I remember the ground cracking up because of no rain," he said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Casting couch is one's own choice: Actor Rajneesh Duggal (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Actor Rajneesh Duggal, who made the transition from the world of modelling to Bollywood with "1920" a decade ago, says he has never experienced the casting couch, which he feels is a matter of personal choice for an individual.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Universities need to evolve to adapt to changing times, says Australian educationist
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Amid warnings that about 40 per cent of existing university degrees will soon become obsolete, a leading Australian educationist has said that much shorter courses, with more online ones, would have to be the focus of future education with emphasis on "life-long learning" to continuously upgrade skills.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Australia,Education
Google Doodle honours Georges Lemaitre's Big Bang theory
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Google on Tuesday dedicated an animated Doodle to Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaitre who in 1927 propounded the Big Bang theory when he theorised that the universe began as a single point and expanded to become as big as it is now.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Two Koreas fully restore western military communication line
Seoul, July 17 (IANS) South and North Korea on Tuesday fully restored their military communication line, Seoul's Defence Ministry said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Dolphin population declines in India's only dolphin sanctuary
Bhagalpur, July 17 (Thirdpole/IANS) The population of the endangered Gangetic river dolphin has declined at the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary (VGDS) here, Indi's only sanctuary for its national aquatic animal.
2018-07-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
itel launches first dual camera smartphone in India
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Tuesday launched its first dual rear camera smartphone "A62" in India for Rs 7,499.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
India accounts for 1/5th of global deaths from floods
Mumbai, July 17 (IndiaSpend/IANS) India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods, according to government data that lends perspective to a new World Bank study that says climate change will lower the standards of living of nearly half of the countrys population by 2050.
2018-07-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Former model Tapur Chatterji turns entrepreneur
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Former popular model Tapur Chatterji has forayed into design and interiors and launched her own entrepreneurial outfit.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC condemns mob lynching, recommends Parliament enact law
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned mob lynching incidents across the country and urged Parliament to enact a law to deal with the crime that threatens rule of law and the country's social fabric.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Majority of Indian travellers select destination for food
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) As many as 67 per cent of Indian travellers pick their travel destination based on the cuisine and food choices it offers, says Booking.com's latest finding from its global research 'Taste of Travel
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Sanjay Gandhi was made of sterner stuff' (Book Extract)
I cant claim that I was close to the entire Gandhi family, but there was a time when Sanjay, Indira Gandhis younger son, was a good friend. In fact, he even tried to teach me to fly a plane, without success but with considerable daredevilry.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Adidas to use only recycled plastic by 2024
Berlin, July 17 (IANS) Global sportswear maker Adidas announced that it has committed to using only recycled plastic by 2024.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Google teams up with UN to track environmental changes
New York, July 17 (IANS) The UN has entered into a partnership with Google to monitor the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems by using sophisticated online tools.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
SC condemns mob lynching, asks Parliament to make law
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned mob lynching incidents across the country and asked Parliament to make a law to curb this crime.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 injured in J&K accident
Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) Five people were injured on Tuesday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Sonamarg hill station, police said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
American media gives Putin too much credit: Russian activist
Moscow, July 17 (IANS) A member from the Russian punk band and activist group Pussy Riot said President Vladimir Putin's authoritarian rule is actually less organised and effective than that portrayed by the American media.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Media,Politics
Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri dead at 62
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who worked extensively in films and television shows, including the ongoing "Nimki Mukhiya", died here on Tuesday, said a source from the hospital where she was admitted for over a week.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Guatemala volcano eruption toll reaches 116
Guatemala City, July 17 (IANS) The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano on June 3 has risen to 116, authorities said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Guatemala,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook shielding far-right activists, under-age accounts: Report
London, July 17 (IANS) Moderators at Facebook are protecting far-right activists, preventing their Pages from being deleted even after they violate the rules set up by the social media giant, the media reported.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Amazon faces web issues globally on Prime Day
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Shoppers in the US and elsewhere in the world are struggling to access e-commerce giant Amazon's website as one of its biggest annual sales, Prime Day, got underway.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Partly cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning in the national capital on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Slide in crude prices lift equity indices
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of healthy quarterly results pushed the key indices of the Indian equity market higher during the morning trade session on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri dead at 62
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who worked extensively in films and television shows, including the ongoing "Nimki Mukhiya", died here on Tuesday, said a source from the hospital where she was admitted for over a week.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stolen radioactive substance recovered in Mexico
Mexico City, July 17 (IANS) Mexican authorities announced that they have found and safely recovered the radioactive material Iridium 120 which was stolen from here on July 8.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lava bomb hits Hawaii tour boat, 23 injured
Honolulu, July 17 (IANS) At least 23 people were injured when a lava bomb hit a tour boat in Hawaii, according to fire officials.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
US facing serious shortage of airline pilots
Washington, July 17 (IANS) The US is currently facing a serious shortage of airline pilots, particularly at the regional airline levels, according to a report.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Jared Kushner's family company under probe
New York, July 17 (IANS) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a probe to determine if President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's family real estate company harassed tenants at a Brooklyn property so that they would leave their rent-stabilised apartments.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ancestors made bread before advent of agriculture
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Scientists have found that the oldest direct evidence of bread found to date is at least 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture, according to a new study.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Britain announces its first ever spaceship launch site
London, July 17 (IANS) Britain's space sector took one giant leap when the site of its first vertical launch spaceport was announced.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
2,201 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, July 17 (IANS) A batch of 2,201 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Maradona takes charge of Belarusian club Dynamo Brest
Brest (Belarus), July 17 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona arrived here to begin his new job as chairman and sporting director of Dynamo Brest.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Football
Joining Juventus means moving forward: Ronaldo
Turin (Italy), July 17 (IANS) Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said that joining record Serie A champions Juventus after a successful nine-year spell at reigning European champions Real Madrid meant moving forward.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Street food has been my favourite: Meera
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) "Udann" actress Meera Deosthale says she loves gorging on street food.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Iran warns OPEC against raising oil output
Tehran, July 17 (IANS) Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Monday that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would suffer if its members do not adhere to their commitment regarding the oil output.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
I love to challenge myself: Ashita Dhawan
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actress Ashita Dhawan, who will be seen in a supernatural fantasy drama, says she loves to challenge herself.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US arrests Russian woman accused of being Kremlin agent
Washington, July 17 (IANS) A Russian woman was arrested in Washington on charges of being an unregistered foreign agent for the Kremlin, the US Justice Department announced Monday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Printed shirts for men that will rule the season
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Tired of wearing same white Shirt every time? It is time to revamp your wardrobe with some super cool prints this season.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sikh, Hindu victims of Afghan attack honoured in Washington
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Condemning the terrorist attack on Sikhs and Hindus that killed 18, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has called for confronting "hatred with love, fear with understanding, and darkness with light".
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Obama calls for end to ethnic tensions
Nairobi, July 17 (IANS) Former United States President Barack Obama on Monday called for an end to ethnic tensions and tribal conflicts, citing Kenya, the country of his father's birth, as an example for Africa.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Diplomacy
Jazz up your room with soft home furnishing monsoon tips
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Monsoon is the best season to decorate your home with bright colours blending with furniture, soft home textiles, flooring, lighting and deco arts. Soft home furnishings play a major role in jazzing up your abode so opt for the right trends.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US challenges five WTO members for imposing retaliatory trade tariffs
Washington, July 17 (IANS) The US on Monday launched a dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) challenging five WTO member countries for applying trade tariffs in retaliation for US President Trump's recent actions on the aluminum and steel trade.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Iggy can't date a vegan because she loves sausage
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Iggy Azalea has a "crush" on a vegan, but understands they can never date because she loves eating sausage too much.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump, Putin content with summit despite lack of concrete results
Helsinki, July 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday voiced their satisfaction with their first one-on-one meeting here, though acknowledged problems remain.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Finland,Politics,Diplomacy
Drew Barrymore is off dating sites
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore has decided she does not want to use dating applications anymore even though they are "fun".
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran's army chief says US seeks insecurity in region
Tehran, July 17 (IANS) The US seeks insecurity and is against restoration of peace in the Middle East, Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said on Monday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jessica Simpson's husband makes her want to 'stay young'
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Actress Jessica Simpson thinks her husband Eric Johnson is the reason she is "hot".
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Suspect in killing of Indian student in US shot dead
New York, July 17 (IANS) A man who was a suspect in the killing of an Indian student in Kansas City has been shot dead by police after he shot and wounded three officers on Sunday, according to media reports.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
US judge temporarily halts deportation of reunited families
San Diego, July 17 (IANS) A US district judge in California ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration must wait at least a week before deporting immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border under the "zero tolerance" policy.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
EU must help Libya guarantee human rights, process asylum-seekers: Italy
Rome, July 17 (IANS/AKI) Europe must aid Libya to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean from its shores, by helping it uphold human rights and handle requests from African countries for European asylum, Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tunisian IS supporter deported from Italy
Rome, July 17 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have deported a 28-year-old Tunisian accused of supporting the Islamic State jihadist group, the Interior Ministry announced.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become blind like Mahabharata character "Dhritrashtra" in his pursuit of power.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In constant touch with Irrfan, says Vishal Bhardwaj
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) National award-winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who has worked with actor Irrfan Khan in several films, says that he keeps talking to the actor who is recovering from cancer and is planning to start shooting film with his once he comes back.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi gets rainfall in patches on Monday, similar condition this week
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Though monsoon clouds covered the national capital's sky on Monday, rain was only seen in patches, and similar conditions are is expected throughout the week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Time changing, power now in hand of commoners, not elites: Modi
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a veiled attack on Congress and some other parties, saying "new ruling elites", born after Independence, controlled politics for generations but the time was changing and people from rural backgrounds were now occupying high constitutional positions.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Did Congress pay for Manmohan's Rajasthan visits, asks BJP
Jaipur, July 16 (IANS) In response to a protest staged by the Congress against the expenses incurred by the BJP government in Rajasthan during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the state, the ruling party on Monday asked if the Congress paid for the visits of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
India ranks low in Dell's women entrepreneur friendly cities: Report
Toronto, July 16 (IANS) India's technology hub Bengaluru and capital New Delhi rank 40th and 49th respectively on a list of 50 women entrepreneur-friendly global cities, a report by American computer maker Dell Technologies said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Canada,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Technical problem hits MCX's trading system
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Commodity trading bourse Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) reported a technical problem with its trading system on late Monday evening.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BEL, Swedish Saab to market co-developed radars
Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) Indian defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and Swedish manufacturer Saab signed an agreement to market radars they co-developed for civilian and defence users, said the state-run firm on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
SRK reveals Katrina's 'Zero' avatar on her birthday
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, on his "Zero" co-star Katrina Kaif's birthday on Monday, treated her fans to her first look from the upcoming film -- and pointed out how she has been brave enough to flaunt a different avatar.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Husband of air hostess who fell to her death arrested
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The husband of an air hostess who fell to her death at her south Delhi home last week was arrested on Monday after questioning, police said.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Action on 'war footing' for conserving Taj Mahal: Government
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) After being rapped by the Supreme Court over the condition of the Taj Mahal, the government on Monday said that it will take action on "war footing" to deal with air and water pollution in and around the world-famous 17th-century Mughal monument.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
M&A deals increase in H1 2018 to 235, worth over $65 bn: Report
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the country increased to 235 deals during the first half (H1) of 2018 from 198 deals reported for the corresponding period of last year, a report showed on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Putin presents Trump with FIFA World Cup's official ball
Helsinki, July 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday presented his US counterpart Donald Trump with an official ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and wished the American leader a successful organisation of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Finland,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
France's World Cup champions arrive in Paris
Paris, July 16 (IANS) France's 2018 FIFA World Cup champions arrived in Paris on Monday with their golden trophy in hand, after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow.
2018-07-16
Category: International, France,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Businessman, son hacked to death in Indore
Indore, July 16 (IANS) A businessman and his son have been brutally murdered in Indore -- the business hub of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi government anti-women, says Congress leader
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) On a day Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wrote to the Prime Minister to seek support for Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament, a woman leader of the opposition party on Monday said the "anti-women" government had betrayed women on all counts.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Legal immigration eases integration: Italian PM
Rome, July 16 (IANS/AKI) Only allowing genuine refugees the right to stay aids their integration as their numbers are manageable for the host society, Italy's populist Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
BEML, L&T to tap export market for defence products
Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) and Indian multinational Larson & Toubro Ltd (L&T) on Monday signed an agreement to jointly explore export markets for defence products and systems.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
India's passenger aircraft fleet will double to 1,100 by 2027: Study
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) International aircraft leasing company Avolon has forecasted that Indias current passenger jet fleet will double to almost 1,100 by 2027.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC verdict on Tuesday on violence by vigilante groups
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on pleas seeking directions to formulate guidelines to curb vigilantism.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BIMARU states top in non/partially-immunized children: UN agencies
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The 'BIMARU' Indian states - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh - have the highest numbers of partially immunized and non-immunized children, according to UN bodies WHO and Unicef.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Italy to seek EU review of sanctions against Russia, could wield veto
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government will ask the European Union to reconsider its sanctions against Russia this year and cannot rule out vetoing the sanctions, Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Italy right to ask for help with migrant arrivals, says EU
Brussels, July 16 (IANS/AKI) The European Union executive on Monday hailed the disembarkation of some 450 migrants at the Sicilian port of Pozzallo and said Italy had been right to demand the relocation of over half the migrants to other EU countries in exchange.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi lambasts Mamata at Bengal rally, canopy collapse leaves 90 injured (Roundup)
Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday patted his government in the back for raising the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of crops, while lambasting West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime for "forming a nexus with syndicates" and murdering Dalit political activists, even as 90 people sustained injuries following a canopy collapse at a BJP rally here.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Finance Commission may incentivise states for better population management
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission's Chairman N. K. Singh on Monday said it may consider incentivising states which have made "good and rapid" progress in population management.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CPI-M activists protest Modi visit to Bengal
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) A group of Communist Party of India-Marxist activists on Monday showed black flags to the convoy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in West Bengal's Midnapore town in a bid to protest against his visit to the state.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Opposition likely to raise issue of RS Deputy Chairman' election
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Opposition parties on Monday indicated that they would raise the issue of the election of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman during the Monsoon Session of Parliament amid indications that the government may not hold the election during the session beginning Wednesday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Work underway to resolve garbage issue in Delhi: LG
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Only four days after the Supreme Court expressed displeasure over Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal not taking effective steps to tackle garbage problem in the city, the LG Office on Monday said the work is underway and all projects at landfill sites will be completed by August 2020.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC seeks experts, environmentalists' report on reducing garbage at landfill sites
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought a report of experts and environmentalist on reducing the gigantic mounds of garbage at the landfill sites at Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla here in national capital.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Air hostess' husband held a day after her death
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A day after an air hostess fell to her death in south Delhi, police arrested her husband on Monday after questioning him.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alaves sign forward Baston on loan from Swansea
Vitoria (Spain), July 16 (IANS) La Liga club Alaves announced on Monday the signing of Spanish forward Borja Baston on a one-year loan contract from Swansea City, who were relegated from the English Premier League last football season.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
DCW chief meets six-year-old rape victim, ensures monetary help
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Monday visited the six-year-old rape survivor and took steps for the rehabilitation of the minor, who is currently undergoing treatment in a government hospital in Delhi.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian hockey teams placed in easier pools at Asiad
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Indian hockey teams have been placed in comparatively easier pools in the upcoming Asian Games, with the men set to face minnows Hong Kong, while the women will begin their campaign against hosts Indonesia, it was revealed on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
India invites investments from Omani companies
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian government on Monday invited Omani companies to invest in India and benefit from Make in India programme aimed to encourage manufacturing, an official statement said.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
After Modi barb, TMC dubs BJP syndicate of corruption
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charge about the West Bengal government's alleged nexus with "all-pervading syndicates", ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday termed the BJP as a "syndicate of corruption".
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian pugilists take Serbia by storm
Subotica (Serbia), July 16 (IANS) Indian youth pugilists took Serbia by storm when they struck 17 medals, including seven gold and six silver, the best haul in recent times at the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina here.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Other Sports
Allow us to raise key issues for Parliament's smooth functioning, says opposition
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Leaders of 13 opposition parties met on Monday to discuss their strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning on Wednesday and said that the government should allow them to raise their issues to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi to simplify process for caste certificates to single-parent mothers
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi government is working to simplify the process to issue OBC certificates for children of single-parent women in the national capital, a Minister said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
90 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally
Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Altogether 90 persons sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi address in a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, hospital authorities said.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People are more important than industries, SC tells Centre
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday, while taking into note of a report that 60,000 people have died due to pollution, told the Centre that "people are more important than industries".
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
5 killed, thousands in hospital as heat wave hits Japan
Tokyo, July 16 (IANS) Five people died and over 2,000 people were taken to hospitals due to heat exhaustion or heatstroke as heat wave continued to scorch Japan on Monday, the media reported.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistani stocks nosedive after rupee slides against USD
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) fell sharply on Monday as investors resorted to panic selling after Pakistani rupee slumped to a record low against the US dollar in the money market, fanning concerns over the health of the country's economy.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
3 killed as explosion hits restaurant in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 25 others injured when a blast hit a restaurant in Pakistan's central Multan district on Monday, the media reported.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump, Putin start first bilateral meeting in Helsinki
Helsinki, July 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin started their first bilateral meeting here on Monday and they are expected to discuss a wide range of issues.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Finland,Politics,Diplomacy
Habib denies Rahul made 'Muslim' remark
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) With the BJP continuing its attack on Rahul Gandhi for his reported remark that the Congress was a party of Muslims, historian S. Irfan Habib, a participant in the July 11 meeting, on Monday denied that the Congress President made any such reference.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha CM urges Centre to tackle waterlogging at temple
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday requested Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma to take immediate steps to prevent waterlogging at the world famous Sun Temple at Konark.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife
Students injured in police crackdown in Imphal
Imphal, July 16 (IANS) Student leader Chetan Oinam sustained three fractures on Monday when a truck hit him, apparently after police pushed him out of the BJP office here.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Education
Police attacked by BJP supporters after Modi's Bengal rally
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) BJP party workers were seen attacking police personnel while returning from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Midnapore of West Bengal on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot
United Nations, July 16 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain its top spot in the global growth league.
2018-07-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Jammu traders' body threatens agitation post Amarnath Yatra
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an influential body of traders, on Monday threatened to launch an agitation after the ongoing Amarnath Yatra ends.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy
'India earned Rs 18,000 cr every year through Basmati exports'
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India has earned over Rs 18,000 in foreign exchange every year from export of Pusa basmati 1121 rice variety, developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Two held for duping people in Delhi
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Two men have been arrested on the charge of duping people of money on the pretext of helping them withdraw money from ATMs here, police said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former CEC of Nepal nominated envoy to India
Kathmandu, July 16 (IANS) The Nepal government on Monday recommended that former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Neel Kantha Uprety be appointment as ambassador to India.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Two dead as Rajdhani Express hits vehicle
Guwahati, July 16 (IANS) Two persons were killed when the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express hit a vehicle between Dikom and Chabua stations in Tinsukia in Assam on Sunday night, railway officials said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Iran discuss boosting economic cooperation, connectivity
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India and Iran on Monday discussed strengthening economic cooperation and enhancing connectivity during a delegation-level meeting between Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi here.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Man arrested for killing live-in girlfriend
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A man has been arrested for killing his live-in girlfriend, police said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia to expel football fans trying to illegally enter Europe
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Foreign football fans who attempted to enter Europe through Russian territory with FIFA World Cup Fan IDs will be expelled from the country, Russian First Deputy Interior Minister Aleksandr Gorovoy said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
HC takes suo moto cognisance on waterlogging in Delhi
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday took suo moto cognisance of the water logging problem in Delhi and asked the state government, civic authorities and other to file response related to the issue.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Court directs JNU not to take coercive steps on attendance
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday directed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) not to take coercive steps against the students with regard to any matter arising out of the policy of mandatory attendance till the pendency of the plea.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
High capex may boost Indian Oil's debt: Fitch
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) US agency Fitch Ratings on Monday said it expects state-run refiner Indian Oil Corporation's (IOC) net debt levels to increase due to its large capital expenditure and investment plans.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Special drive launched to process pending GST refunds
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government on Monday kicked off a special fortnight-long drive to facilitate pending GST refunds which will last till July 30.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rs 2,500 fine for public drinking in Goa from August 15: Parrikar
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Beware Bacchus worshippers who can't resist a tipple in public places, for those caught drinking thus in Goa will have to shell out a fine of Rs 2,500 from August 15.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NC leader escapes miliant attack, guard killed, weapons looted
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) Former National Conference legislator Gulam Mohiuddin Mir escaped miraculously after militants attacked his vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, killing one of his guards and decamping with two weapons, police said.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu from August 30
Kathmandu, July 16 (IANS) The 4th BIMSTEC Summit will be held here on August 30 and 31, Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
J&K says FIR against Major Aditya justified; SC to hear final arguments on July 30
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday told the Supreme Court that investigation in the Shopian case involving Major Aditya Kumar was justified and his father can't filed plea against the FIR.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Office space leasing in January-June up in metros: Report
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Office leasing activity across India's nine major cities crossed 20 million square feet in the first half of 2018, recording an over 10 per cent growth compared to the same period of 2017, a CBRE report said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Parrikar slams Congress for 'doubting' surgical strikes
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Slamming the opposition for spreading scepticism and negativity, former Defence Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday asked if the Congress would have believed in the surgical strikes if the Army had taken its President Rahul Gandhi along on the mission.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Modi lambasts Mamata regime, says Bengal looking to end oppression
Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Launching a blistering attack on the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused it of forming a nexus with the "all-pervading syndicates", murdering Dalit political activists and having no faith in democracy, the Indian constitution or the electoral process.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ICICI Bank postpones AGM by over a month
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Controversy-hit private lender ICICI Bank has postponed its annual general meeting (AGM) to September 12, 2018 from the earlier scheduled August 10.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Data belongs to individual users, says TRAI urging strong safeguards against misuse
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday released the recommendations on "Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in the Telecom Sector", where it has mentioned each user owns his/her personal information/ data collected by/stored with the entities in the digital ecosystem.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Triple talaq most inhuman practice: Parrikar
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) There is no practice more inhuman than triple talaq, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday, claiming that Muslim women in Uttar Pradesh helped the BJP sweep the state polls after the passage of a law against the practice.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot
United Nations, July 16 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain its top spot in the global growth league.
2018-07-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
No defacement of public property during DUSU polls, orders HC
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Central government, Delhi University and the city police to ensure no defacement of public property during the upcoming Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Finance Commission may incentivise states for better population management
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission Chairman N. K. Singh on Monday said it may consider incentivising states which have made "good and rapid" progress in population management.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nation has accepted GST, says minister
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Monday said the nation had accepted the Goods and Services Tax (GST) just one year after its implementation despite the initial reluctance due to its perceived complexity.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maximum temperatures dip in Haryana, Punjab after rain
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Even though humid conditions prevailed over the region, the maximum temperatures dipped at most places acrossAHaryana and Punjab on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Global women entrepreneurs network at Dell summit in Toronto
Toronto, July 16 (IANS) American computer maker Dell Technologies' women entrepreneur network summit began here in the Canadian city on Monday with the participation of over 100 global women entrepreneurs, investors and technologists.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Business/Economy
Actors can't be liable for insulting dialogues: HC
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday said actors cannot be held liable for dialogues that allegedly insulted former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the "Sacred Games" web series.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Maneka asks Bollywood producers to submit report on sexual harassment
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday asked Bollywood production houses to submit reports of sexual harassment received by the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) set up by them.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
24 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally
Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Around 24 persons were injured on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, police said.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Police incompetent, can't protect citizens: AAP
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In the wake of a 17-year-old girl committing suicide inside a police station here, Delhi's ruling AAP on Monday slammed the securitymen, saying the failure to protect someone's life inside a police station proves their incompetence.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army starts law college in Pune
Pune, July 16 (IANS) An Army law college that offers a five-year integrated BBA LLB course was inaugurated on Monday near a village on the old Pune-Mumbai highway.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Education
To meet rush of drug addicts, Punjab to hire retired shrinks
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) The Punjab government will hire retired government psychiatrists to deal with the rush of drug addicts at de-addiction centres across the state, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Heavy rains batter Maharashtra hill stations
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) After Mumbai and coastal districts, some of the most popular hill stations of Maharashtra were battered by heavy rains with Mahabaleshwar leading the list, according to the IMD here on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana to sack women councillors for skipping official meetings
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Women councillors remaining absent at three consecutive meetings of municipal bodies in Haryana and instead sending their husbands/relatives to represent them will henceforth be sacked, a Minister said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Haryana to improve connectivity between Delhi, Gurugram
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) The Haryana government will initiate new projects to improve connectivity between national capital Delhi and adjoining Gurugram city, a minister said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi HC seeks advisory on dengue, chikungunya be issued
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Observing there was a possibility of vector-borne diseases spreading during the monsoon season, the Delhi High Court on Monday directed the state government and civic authorities to issue an advisory on preventive steps related to dengue and chikungunya.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Opposition leaders meet to discuss monsoon session strategy
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The meeting of leaders of opposition parties began here on Monday to discuss strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning July 18.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nano bubbles filled with drug may kill cancer cells: Study
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) In a step further to identify range of cancer treatments available to patients, scientists have developed drug-filled nano bubbles triggered in the body by X-rays which may help kill the malignant cells.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Younger pregnant women at high risk of prenatal depression: Study
London, July 16 (IANS) Owing to the increased pressures of social media and the pace of modern life, younger expecting mothers may be at more than 50 per cent higher risk of developing prenatal depression, than their mothers, according to a study.
2018-07-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
ZTE stock up after US lifts crippling ban
Hong Kong, July 16 (IANS) Badly hit by American sanctions, Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems giant ZTE on Monday saw its stock surging nearly 17 per cent after it deposited $400 million in an escrow account in the US.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Business/Economy
Foundation stone of skill training institute laid in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday laid the foundation stone of India's first National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) here.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hariharan, sons release their first song together
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) National Award-winning singer Hariharan along with his sons Karan and Akshay have unveiled their first single together. The song titled "Afsaane" is a romantic ghazal that presents the journey of love.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Now a high-tech sleeve can help read messages
New York, July 16 (IANS) In what could be the next step of technological advancement, US researchers have a developed a new sleeve technique that can help learn and read messages through a sense of touch, an advance that would especially benefit people with hearing and visual impairment.
2018-07-16
Category: International, United States,Technology
Myanmar's peace conference with ethnic rebels ends
Bangkok, July 16 (IANS) The third peace conference between Myanmar's government and ethnic minority rebel groups ended on Monday in Naypyidaw with the approval of 14 agreements and plans to meet again this year and twice more in 2019, state broadcaster MITV reported.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Thailand,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Opposition protests against Jharkhand land amendment Act
Ranchi, July 16 (IANS) : A united Opposition on Monday protested outside Raj Bhawan in the state capital against the Jharkhand Land Amendment Act 2017, which does away with the social impact study and pave the way for quicker land acquisition for certain projects.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indonesia villagers slaughter 292 crocodiles
West Papua (Indonesia), July 16 (IANS) Hundreds of crocodiles in Indonesia were slaughtered in a retaliatory attack by locals after a villager was killed by one of the reptiles, officials said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
London Tube Station renamed to honour England coach Gareth Southgate
London, July 16 (IANS) In a show of appreciation for Englands good performance at the FIFA World Cup, Londons Southgate Tube station will be renamed Gareth Southgate station for 48 hours from Monday morning in honour of the squads head coach, it was announced on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Afghan police gun down would-be suicide bomber
Kabul, July 16 (IANS) Police in the Afghan capital Kabul shot dead a would-be suicide attacker before he could reach his target, obviously a peace rally here on Monday, police said.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India's inflation mounts to 54-month high (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Rise in the prices of manufactured products along with that of food articles and fuel types accelerated India's wholesale inflation rate to 5.77 per cent compared to 4.43 per cent in the previous month, official data showed on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
West Bengal's Chandannagar celebrate's France's World Cup win
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) The football mad state of West Bengal which was otherwise missing its euphoria of a World Cup final due to non-involvement of Brazil and Argentina, sprung to life in certain pockets after France lifted their second title beating Croatia 4-2 in the final.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
J&K ex-MLA's guard killed as militants attack, loot weapons
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) The personal security officer of a former Jammu and Kashmir legislator was killed as a group of militants attacked the guard post at his residence and decamped with two service rifles of the guards there on Monday, police said.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Trump, Putin start bilateral meeting in Helsinki
Helsinki, July 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin started their first bilateral meeting here on Monday and they are expected to discuss a wide range of issues.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Finland,Politics,Diplomacy
Essel plant to generate power from waste in Maharashtra
Nagpur, July 16 (IANS) Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL) will construct Maharashtra's first Waste to Energy (WtE) plant with a capacity of 800 tonnes of waste, it was announced on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Taliban-IS fighting claims 10 lives in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 16 (IANS) At least 10 militants including six Taliban fighters have been killed in a clash with Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province on Monday, police said.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
BJP questions Rahul's intention for raking up women's quota Bill
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The BJP on Monday questioned the intention of Congress President Rahul Gandhi's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking support for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha. Raising the women's quota issue now is nothing but an attempt to divert public attention from his remark that 'Congress a party of Muslims, the BJP said.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
France, Mbappe herald era of high drama in World Cup (Analysis)
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Over the past month he has been widely acclaimed as a superstar in the making. On Sunday, Kylian Mbappe confirmed that he is already a giant of the game as France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium here.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
LIC Board approves 51% stake purchase in IDBI Bank, seeks more due diligence
New Delhi/Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The board of state-run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) on Monday approved the acquisition of up to 51 per cent stake in the government-owned IDBI Bank, Economic Affairs Secretary S.C. Garg said.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Inflation, global cues depress equity indices; metal stocks slump (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Rise in wholesale inflation rate and broadly weak global cues subdued the key Indian equity indices on Monday, with the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closing below the 11,000-mark.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Will await BJP proposal on seat-sharing: Nitish Kumar
Patna, July 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday he is awaiting the BJP's proposal on seat-sharing for next year's Lok Sabha polls and expects the process to be finalised soon.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
6 Paris metro stations renamed to mark France's triumph
Paris, July 16 (IANS) Six Paris metro stations have been temporarily renamed to mark France's triumph at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, transport authorities RATP Group said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, France,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
HC Acting CJ holds meeting, orders safety measures for women
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In the wake of the arrest of a lawyer on rape charges at the Saket courts premises here, Delhi High Court Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal on Monday held a meeting with district judges and directed them to ensure the safety of women on court premises.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inspect all Missionaries of Charity care homes: Maneka to states
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Taking cognizance of the recent cases of illegal adoptions carried out by Missionaries of Charity in Jharkhand, Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi on Monday instructed all the states to conduct immediate inspection of all the child care homes run by the Missionary.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Russia: Not so much a bear, more of a pleasant surprise (Analysis)
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) So the World Cup is over after just over a month of intense football, travelling, long nights and early mornings, flights and press-room coffee.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Award-winning Indian film to release in UK, Singapore before India
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Aditya Kripalani's award-winning independent film "Tikli and Laxmi Bomb" will hit the screens in the UK and Singapore before it digitally releases in India.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Azhar's plan to contest from Secunderabad throws Congress into turmoil
Hyderabad, July 16 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin's plans to contest from Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat threw the Congress party into turmoil on Monday with the former MP Anjan Kumar Yadav declaring that he will not give up his claim to the constituency.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Djokovic back in top 10 rankings after Wimbledon win
London, July 16 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon triumph has helped him jump 11 places to be 10th in the men's world tennis rankings, released by the the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
CBI file charge sheet against Farooq Abdullah in cricket scam
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and three others in the alleged multi-crore scam in the state cricket association.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ronaldo arrives at J Medical clinic for Juventus medical check-up
Turin, July 16 (IANS) Portugal's most famous football player on Monday arrived at J Medical, the private clinic property of Juventus team, to undergo a medical check-up prior to formalising his Turin squad transfer.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Gujarat devotee dies during Shrikhand pilgrimage
Shimla, July 16 (IANS) A pilgrim from Gujarat died following a heart attack during the Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage, one of India's toughest treks, in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, officials said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan's agriculture faces major blow due to water scarcity
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan's agriculture is facing a major blow due to an ongoing water crisis in the country.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
WTA rankings: Serena Williams jumps 153 spots to No. 28
Madrid, July 16 (IANS) Serena Williams of the United States rocketed an astounding 153 places up to world No. 28 in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday, after finishing runner-up at Wimbledon.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
As farmers agitate, Mumbai, other cities stare at milk crisis
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Thousands of milk farmers across Maharashtra launched an agitation for their various demands early on Monday, hitting supply of fresh milk across big and small cities in the state.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shooting in Europe wrapped up for 'Queen' remakes
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Actress Parul Yadav, who has co-produced the remakes of Bollywood hit film "Queen" in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, has announced the wrap-up of the European schedule.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Modi goes all out against Mamata regime, says Bengal looking to end oppression
Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Launching a blistering attack on the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal govenrment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused it of forming a nexus with the "all pervading syndicates", murdering Dalit political activists and having no faith in democracy, the Indian constitution or the electoral process.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
2018 end to be busy for ISRO with several rocket launches
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The Indian space agency will have a busy year-end with several rocket launches planned from its rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a top official.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Barcelona begin week with rain-soaked training session
Barcelona, July 16 (IANS) Spanish football team FC Barcelona on Monday underwent its first training session of the week while heavy rain fell in the region.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Better sugar output likely this year: ISMA
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) On the back of higher cultivation area, sugar production is expected to be better this year, as per the preliminary estimates of the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sneha to play 'mysterious character' in 'Mere Sai'
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Actress Sneha Wagh says she plays Tulsa, a mysterious character, in the show "Mere Sai"
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Four Delhi hospitals set for expansion, 58 Mohalla Clinics in pipeline
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi government plans to expand and add more medical facilities in four hospitals here and also proposes to set up 58 new Mohalla Clinics across the national capital, an official said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Entries invited for international translators' prize in Bengali
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Entries are now open for the Harvill Secker Young Translators Prize, with Bengali being the chosen language for the ninth edition of the annual prize.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Wolbachia mosquitoes released in Fiji to curb dengue
Suva, July 16 (IANS) Fiji has identified hot spots for dengue fever where officials of the World Mosquito Programme (WMP) will release the Wolbachia mosquitoes on Monday to curb the spread of dengue, Zika and chikungunya diseases.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine
Truecaller announces 'Call Recording' feature
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Popular communication app Truecaller on Monday introduced a new "Call Recording" feature for its Android users globally.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CBI books medical council staffer for graft
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against a clerk in Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) for allegedly demanding bribe for enhancement of seats in Maharashtra's Kolhapur-based Late Kedari Redekar Ayurvedic Mahavidyalaya, an official said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jaitley targets Congress over Kumaraswamy breaking down
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday targeted the Congress over Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy breaking down at a public event, saying the party believed that "only members of one family can rule India" and that others should be pushed to weeping publicly.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress worst communal party: BJP
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Stepping up its attack on the Congress, the BJP on Monday dubbed it the "worst communal party" and sought its clarification over the reported remarks of Rahul Gandhi that his party is for the Muslims.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
HUL's Q1 net profit up 19%
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) on Monday reported a rise of 19 per cent in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Croatia showed that small nations can dream big, says coach Dalic
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Croatia chief coach Zlatko Dalic said his side's appearance in the World Cup final should provide inspiration to other small national teams striving for international football success.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
LIC Board nod for buying 51% stake in debt-ridden IDBI Bank
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The board of state-run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) on Monday approved the acquisition of up to 51 per cent stake in the government-owned IDBI Bank, Economic Affairs Secretary S.C. Garg said.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengali migrant worker in Kerala dies of beating for 'stealing' hen
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) A Bengali migrant worker, who died in a hospital here on Friday, had succumbed to the injuries he sustained on being beaten up by a group of people here last month for allegedly stealing a hen, police said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parineeti Chopra's brother has no Bollywood dreams
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra's brother Sahaj Chopra says he is not keen on following in the footsteps of his sister and that he is happy being in the food and beverage industry.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Previous governments ignored demands for MSP hike: Modi
Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said previous governments had failed to hike the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) of crops despite farmers' demands and expert panels' recommendations.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Taapsee screens 'Soorma' for 'Badla' team in Scotland
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu held a special screening of her latest release "Soorma" for the cast and crew of her upcoming film "Badla" in Scotland.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' inspired from real life
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" director Genndy Tartakovsky says his family helped him find a story for the third part of the film franchise.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australia Spiderman burglar brought to justice
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) A man who robbed almost 50 houses by scaling the outside of the buildings faced court in Australian on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Gurugram Metro station exits fail, cause overcrowding
Gurugram, July 16 (IANS) Hundreds of passengers struggled to get out of the HUDA City Centre Metro Station here on Monday morning when all but one of its Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates stopped working.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Argentine football federation, coach Sampaoli part ways
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS) The Argentine football federation, AFA has parted ways with the national men's team head coach Jorge Sampaoli after the side's poor performance at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Lenovo Data Center Group appoints new India Channel Head
Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) on Monday appointed Ashish Taneja as Channel Head, India, with immediate effect.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Asian cues, inflation subdue equity indices; Nifty50 ends below 11,000
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Weak Asian cues and rise in wholesale inflation subdued the key Indian equity indices on Monday, with the wider Nifty50 closing below the 11,000-mark.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Internet has democratised us but questions remain: US expert
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Internet has brought in a fundamental change as to how an individual can interact in a democracy and experience life as a citizen, thus democratising our society, says US-based political theorist Langdon Winner.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Four U-17 World Cup players part of India's SAFF camp
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Four U-19 players who represented India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup last year have been summoned by coach Stephen Constantine for India's preparatory camp for the SAFF Championship.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Women empowerment vital for vibrant society: HP CM
Shimla, July 16 (IANS) It is difficult to think of development of a society without the welfare and empowerment of women, who constitute half the population, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
What's Katrina Kaif's fitness mantra at 35?
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) From "Dhoom 3" to "Tiger Zinda Hai", Katrina Kaif has never failed to surprise her audience with her performances and super-fit body. As she turned 35 on Monday, celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala shared the actress' fitness secret.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahul urges Modi to support women's reservation bill
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek his support for the passage of the Womens Reservation Bill in Parliament's monsoon session, claiming that the BJP appears to have had second thoughts on the proposed law even though it was a key promise in its 2014 manifesto.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
20 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally
Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) At least 20 persons were injured on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, a BJP leader said.
2018-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Sharif challenges his 10-year jail term
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was given a 10-year jail term this month in a corruption case, challenged his conviction and sought suspension of the guilty verdict, media reports said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Honor launching 'Honor 9N' not '9X' in India on July 24
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Contrary to reports that Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's sub-brand Honor is set to launch "Honor 9X" on July 24, the smartphone is going to be called "Honor 9N".
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Dry spell grips Bihar, paddy farmers panic
Saraiya (Bihar) July 16 (IANS) An unusually long dry spell is giving sleepless nights to Awadhesh Prasad and Mahesh Yadav, paddy farmers of Lakhsimpur Arai village under Saraiya block in Muzaffarpur district. The paddy saplings are barely alive, and at stake is Awadhesh's savings.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Telangana,National,Business/Economy
Mithila Palkar reveals how she manages her curly hair in monsoon
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Actress Mithila Palkar, who is known for her strong yet relatable girl in web series "Girl in the city" and is now gearing up for her big bang Bollywood outing in "Karwaan" with Irrfan Khan and Dulquer Salman, says that her off camera time is all about taking things easy and letting her hair breathe.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Boys from Argentina's slums dream big through cricket
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS) Young boys have long regarded football as a way out of poverty in Argentina's slums, but in recent years, thousands have turned to cricket thanks to an initiative launched by the Catholic church.
2018-07-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Cricket,Football
Sugar production to be 35-35.5 million tonnes: ISMA
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Sugar production in 2018-19 (starting October) is expected to be 35-35.5 million tonnes, which is 2.8-3.3 million tonnes higher than in 2017-18, the preliminary estimates of the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Monday.
2018-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy

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