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Vistara gets IATA membership
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Full service passenger carrier Vistara on Thursday said that it has received the membership of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Reliance Capital's 2017-18 net profit up 21%
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Reliance Capital on Thursday reported a rise of 21 per cent in its consolidated net profit for 2017-18 which rose to Rs 1,309 crore ($201 million).
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Daas Dev': Meticulously mounted in a convoluted plot (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Daas Dev"; Director: Sudhir Mishra; Cast: Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma, Anurag Kashyap; Rating: **1/2
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Resident doctors at AIIMS go on indefinite strike
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday evening went on an indefinite strike demanding immediate removal of a faculty member who allegedly slapped a resident doctor.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha will ensure rape accused tried expeditiously: Patnaik
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the state government will spare no efforts in ensuring that the rape accused are tried expeditiously.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Could be attacked or jailed, says Hardik after security withdrawn
Ahmedabad, April 26 (IANS) With his 'Y' category security cover being withdrawn by the Union Home Affairs Ministry, Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel on Thursday expressed apprehension of an attack on him or being jailed.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Rahul wants Modi to clarify on BJP ticket to Reddy brothers
Bhatkal (Karnataka), April 26 (IANS) In a scathing attack, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clarify why the BJP gave tickets to Karnataka's tainted Reddy brothers to contest in the May 12 assembly elections.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Chondankar new Goa Congress chief
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Girish Chondankar was on Thursday appointed president of Congress' Goa unit, replacing Shantaram Naik, a party statement said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Standardise punitive measures against states using duplicity as policy: India
Paris, April 26 (IANS) India on Thursday called for standardising punitive measures against states that use duplicity as policy by supporting or sponsoring terrorism.
2018-04-26
Category: International, France,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Opposing Joseph's elevation 'revenge', Modi regime wants own people in judiciary: Congress
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress termed the Central goverment's asking the Supreme Court collegium to reconsider its recommendation for elevation of Justice K.M. Joseph to the apex court, "revenge politics" and accused the government of "appointing judges only of their own choice".
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Don't spread canards, fake posters, Mamata tells BJP
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) In an apparent attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said political parties should desist from spreading canards or fake posters as part of their campaign for the coming panchayat polls.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Modi in Wuhan, set for talks with Xi
Wuhan (China), April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on early Friday arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan for a two-day informal summit with President Xi Jinping.
2018-04-26
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
CSIR awarded National Intellectual Property Award 2018
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was on Thursday awarded the National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2018 in the category 'Top R&D Institution/Organisation for Patents and Commercialisation', an official statement said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Unite Left forces to defeat Trinamool, BJP: Buddhadeb tells CPI-M workers
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) With opinion polls indicating the BJP has left his party far behind in emerging as the principal opponent to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress in the upcoming Panchayat polls, CPI-M stalwart and former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Thursday urged Marxist workers not to stay away from the elections but unite all Left forces to defeat both these parties.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Modi in Wuhan, set for talks with Xi
Wuhan (China), April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan for a two-day informal summit with President Xi Jinping.
2018-04-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Bypolls to 4 Lok Sabha, 10 assembly seats on May 28
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The bypoll to the Kairana Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh will be held on May 28 as the Election Commission on Thursday announced dates for bypolls to four Lok Sabha seats and 10 assembly seats across ten states.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI books ex-Aircel promoter, his firms in Rs 600 cr bank fraud
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against former Aircel promoter C. Sivasankaran, his companies Axcel Sunshine Ltd and Finland-based WinWinD Oy for defaulting a loan of Rs 600 crore sanctioned by IDBI bank, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Crime Branch quizzed me about my RTIs on Goa CM's health, says accused
Panaji, April 26 (IANS) Kenneth Silveira, who was arrested and released last week for uploading a false Facebook post declaring Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar dead, said on Thursday that during the interrogation, Crime Branch sleuths were keen to know the reasons for filing RTI queries, seeking to know Parrikar's health status from the CMO.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal Panchayat polls on May 14, opposition fumes
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal will have a single-phase panchayat (rural body) polls on May 14, the State Election Commission announced on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rs 6.76 cr illegal cash seized from Karnataka contractors
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) The Income Tax Department seized Rs 6.76 crore of unaccounted cash from four government contractors in Mysuru in poll-bound Karnataka, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Goyal holds meet on eliminating unmanned railway crossings
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) After 13 students under 10 years were killed when a speeding train rammed into their school van at an unmanned rail crossing in Uttar Pradesh, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held a high level meeting to discuss a mission mode plan to eliminate unmanned railway crossings across the vast railway network.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hope US takes corrective action on tighter visa norms: Prabhu
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India on Thursday urged the US to take "corrective actions" with regard to the latter's reported imminent plans to prohibit spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in America.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Foreigners allowed to visit Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur unrestricted
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a significant move, the Union Home Ministry has allowed the foreigners -- except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan -- to visit tourist locations in Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur. which were so far restricted areas.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IPL 2018: Rajpoot's fifer restricts Hyderabad to 132/6
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to recover from the early blows from medium pacer Ankit Rajpoot (5/14) as Kings XI Punjab restricted the hosts to a paltry 132/6 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Delhi to get 45-storey residential skyscraper
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The national capital is going to get its tallest 45-storey residential skyscraper soon that will be a one of its kind luxury dwelling space in the heart of the city, its developers said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
CBI books ex-Aircel promoter, his firms in Rs 600 cr bank fraud
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against former Aircel promoter C. Sivasankaran, his companies Axcel Sunshine Ltd and Finland-based WinWinD Oy for defaulting a loan of Rs 600 crore sanctioned by IDBI bank, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul mocks Modi for garlanding Basavanna in London
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his garlanding of Karnataka's 12th century social reformer Basavanna's bust in London recently and accused him of not practising the saint poet's preachings.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Board to meet on Friday to evaluate binding bids: Fortis
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Thursday said that its board of directors in a meeting held today could not deliberate upon the binding bids and will meet again on Friday to consider the same.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mobile manufacturing to touch Rs 132,000 cr: Prasad
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian mobile manufacturing industry is expected to touch Rs 132,000 crore by the end of 2018, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rs 12 lakh looted; guard, cashier killed at Delhi wine shop
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Three bike-borne criminals on Thursday looted Rs 12 lakh from a wine shop in the national capital and shot dead the shop's cashier and a security guard when they were shifting the cash box to a van, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mridul new coach of Mohammedan Sporting Club
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Famous city football club Mohammedan Sporting on Thursday announced the appointment of Mridul Banerjee as its new head coach, after parting ways with Biswajit Bhattacharya.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
APAC firms ahead in implementing disruptive technologies: Report
Singapore, April 26 (IANS) Companies in the Asia-Pacific region are more confident in their ability to disrupt markets by implementing new digital technologies and business models, a new report said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Singapore,Technology,Business/Economy
Power surcharge on farmers waived off: Adityanath
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Surcharge on power for farmers has been waived off with immediate effect, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Thursday evening.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Raje discusses new Rajasthan BJP chief with Amit Shah
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Amid speculation over Rajasthan's new BJP unit chief, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday met BJP President Amit Shah here and discussed the issue.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Absconding ex-actress Mamta Kulkarni's assets to be seized in drugs case
Thane (Maharashtra), April 26 (IANS) A Special NDPS Court here has ordered the confiscation of assets belonging to absconding former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, in connecting with a drugs smuggling case against her and her husband Vicky Goswami, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'...Infinity War' sells over a mn tickets before its release
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Highly-anticipated Hollywood film "Avengers: Infinity War" sold over one million tickets on Indian online ticketing platform BookMyShow before its release on Friday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Train rams into school van, kills 13 students (Roundup)
Gorakhpur/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) At least 13 students under 10 years were killed when a speeding train rammed into their school van at an unmanned rail crossing in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh and halted only after dragging the mangled vehicle for some 100 metres.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India-China militaries can improve ties: PLA
Beijing/Wuhan, April 26 (IANS) China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday struck a positive note about Sino-Indian ties and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Wuhan.
2018-04-26
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India to have 500mn Internet users by June: Experts
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The number of Internet users in India will hit 500 million by June and by 2020, the country will have an estimated 702 million smartphone users, experts said here on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Two J&K policemen, civilian injured in police station attack
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Two policemen and a civilian were injured in a grenade attack on the Kulgam police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam on Thursday, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Supremo Chashak: Raigad, Navi Mumbai, Vijaydurga, Bandra win opening matches
Mumbai , April 26 (IANS) Kalina Raigad, Navi Mumbai Panhalgad,Thane Vijaydurga and Bandra Shivneri won their respective matches at the Supremo Chashak football tournament here.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
5 men jailed for sex attack in Spain
Madrid, April 26 (IANS) Five men accused of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman during the running of the bulls festival in Spain's Pamplona were convicted of sexual abuse on Thursday but acquitted of rape, in a case that sparked a national outcry.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICC grants T20I status to all 104 members
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) In its bid to popularise the game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday gave T20 status to all its 104 members along with plans to introduce global rankings in the format.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Delhi saw warmest day at 42 degrees
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Capital on Thursday experienced the warmest day of the year so far with the average maximum temperature recorded at 42 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
East Bengal sack coach Jamil, Bhowmick to continue as TD
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal on Thursday sacked head coach Khalid Jamil just one year into his tenure, keeping Subhash Bhowmick as the club's technical director.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
A go getter, Kamal Nath faces onerous task as MP state chief (Profile)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Kamal Nath, who the Congress has appointed as the new Madhya Pradesh unit chief in a bid to break BJP's hold in the state, is seen as a go-getter, a quick decision-maker and a smart tactician, who has won nine Lok Sabha elections.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Make rural posting must for fresh doctors: Vice President
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Mandatory rural posting for new doctors could be a solution for tackling shortage of medical practitioners in rural areas, said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Gujarat youth gets death for rape-murder of boy
Gandhinagar, April 26 (IANS) A court in Gujarat's Bharuch district on Thursday sentenced a 24-year-old youth to death for raping and murdering a four-year-old boy.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Need to ensure domestic T20 does not prejudice international cricket: ICC
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Stating that the recent spurt in the number of domestic Twenty20 leagues is at times impacting the international bilateral cricket schedule, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson on Thursday said "clever planning, better scheduling and a regulatory framework" is necessary to ensure these tournaments can continue without adversely affecting international cricket.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Kamal Nath named MP Congress chief, Scindia made campaign committee chairman
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a bid to break BJP's hold in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, the Congress on Thursday appointed old warhorse and former Union minister Kamal Nath as President of its state unit and in a balancing act named young MP Jyotiraditya Scindia as Chairman of the Campaign Committee.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ICC converts Champions Trophy into World T20
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Terming the 50-over Champions Trophy as "too similar to a World Cup", ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson on Thursday said the next edition of the tournament, in 2021, will be converted into a World T20.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India to open 2019 World Cup campaign against Proteas
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) India will open their 2019 World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
ICC to move towards stricter sanctions on ball tampering, on field behaviour
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) In the wake of the ball tampering incident by Australian cricketers against South Africa, International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Dave Richardson has called for "stricter and heavier sanction" for any such act as well as showing lack of respect for the game.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Axis Bank reports Q4 net loss, higher provisioning for NPAs
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Thursday reported its first net loss since 1998 due to a rise in NPA provisioning.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TCS adds third office in Texas
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday said it has added a third office in Texas as part of its agreement with US insurance company Transamerica, which will add more than 200 new employees.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China plans to use AI, drones to protect Great Wall
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) and drones to protect the Great Wall.
2018-04-26
Category: International, China,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Striking Manipur employees reject CM's terms for pay hike
Imphal, April 26 (IANS) Over 100,000 government employees and 40,000 pensioners in Manipur have rejected the terms and conditions spelt out by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh for implementing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Trump's pick withdraws as Veteran Affairs secretary nominee
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Ronny L. Jackson, US President Donald Trump's pick for the post of Veterans Affairs Secretary, withdrew from consideration on Thursday amid allegations of professional misconduct.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Himachal to introduce free heli-ambulance services
Shimla, April 26 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to Helimission of Switzerland to introduce free heli-ambulance services for trekkers and tourists with the assistance of Lady Willingdon Hospital.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
AAP slams Centre, police over rape
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The AAP on Thursday slammed the Centre and the police in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh for their inability to arrest the accused in the rape of a 10-year-old who was rescued from a Ghaziabad madrassa.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not hungry to become CM, says Kamal Nath
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath, who was Thursday appointed party chief in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh party chief, said he was not "hungry" for the Chief Minister's post and his selection came as the party believed he could "take everyone along".
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New child sex abuse data needed: NCPCR Chairperson
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In wake of recent cases on child rapes and sexual abuse in India, the government should conduct fresh survey on child sex abuse, child rights body NCPCR Chairperson Stuti Kacker said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Air Deccan to begin operations on NE routes from May 1
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Low cost carrier Air Deccan, which has conducted test flights to Agartala, Shillong and Dimapur on Thursday, will begin commercial operations from May 1 under the regional air connectivity scheme, an official said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
IPL 2018: Punjab opt to field against unchanged Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and opted to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Bypolls for two Lok Sabha, one assembly seat in Maharashtra on May 28
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday announced May 28 as the date for polling in by-elections for two Lok Sabha and one assembly seat in Maharashtra which are vacant for various reasons.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tarang Gianchandani is new Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital CEO
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Reliance Foundation announced on Thursday the appointment of Tarang Gianchandani as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital at Girgaum, Mumbai.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Felt like an outsider in Trinamool: Bhaichung Bhutia
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Around two months after quitting Mamata Banerjees Trinamool Congress (TMC), former Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday announced he had joined the new regional 'Hamro Sikkim Party', saying that he felt like an outsider in TMC.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan Foreign Minister disqualified from electoral politics
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) In a blow to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ahead of general elections, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday disqualified Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif from Parliament for life for holding a work permit of the United Arab Emirates.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bypoll for Kerala's Chengannur assembly seat on May 28
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The by-election to Kerala's Chengannur assembly constituency will be held on May 28, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Amritsar metro bus project to be operational by September
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) A trial run of the Metro Bus Project in Amritsar will be carried out in June to assess its viability and the service made operational from September, officials said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
CBI quizzes another ex-Tripura minister in chit fund scam
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday questioned another former Left Front minister in Tripura and his two ex-private secretaries in connection with the Kolkata-based Rose Valley chit fund scam case.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
American Express grants $99,000 to boost digital literacy
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Aiming to promote digital literacy in the country, American Express has presented a grant of $99,000 to the American India Foundation, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education
2 Delhi 'power thieves' get jail, over Rs 4 cr fine
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A businessman convicted of power theft in Delhi's eastern suburbs has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment and fined over Rs 3.6 crore, BSES, one of the two electricity distribution companies (discoms) in the capital, said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global cues, banking stocks lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Amid volatility on derivatives expiry, the key Indian equity indices on Thursday closed with appreciable gains as broadly positive global markets, along with healthy quarterly results and value buying, boosted investors' sentiments.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
J&K knocked out of India in Maharashtra SSC textbooks
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) This year's newly-published SSC textbooks in Maharashtra have depicted a large portion of the border state Jammu and Kashmir out of the country, besides carrying a faulty picture of the national tricolour, Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said here on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Education
India's first VBN facility set up at AIIMS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday said it has become the country's first hospital to set up Virtual Bronchoscopy Navigation (VBN), an advanced facility for diagnosis and treatment of patients with small tumour-like spots in the lungs, which can be cancerous.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Manipuri weightlifters aim for Asian Games gold
Imphal, April 26 (IANS) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who bagged the first gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and Khumukcham Sanjita, the other Manipuri weightlifter who also won a gold, announced on Thursday that they are aiming for gold medals at the forthcoming Asian Games also.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Axis Bank's Q4 net loss at over Rs 2,100 cr
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Thursday reported a net loss of Rs 2,100 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
KSIE to renovate two Kerala air cargo complexes
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The state-run Kerala State Industrial Enterprises (KSIE), which operates the Air Cargo Complex here and in Kozhikode, will invest Rs 100 crore to renovate and revamp the facilities at both units, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Ford India launches compact utility vehicle Freestyle
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Ford India on Thursday said it has launched the country's first compact utility vehicle (CUV) -- Ford Freestyle -- available in four variants across two fuel options.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Manufacturing of passenger aircraft in India a priority: Minister
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that manufacturing of passenger aircraft and aviation equipment under the "Make in India" programme will be one of his top priorities.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengal Panchayat polls on May 14, opposition fumes
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal will have a single-phase panchayat (rural body) polls on May 14, the State Election Commission announced on Wednesday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bypoll for Kerala's Chengannur assembly seat on May 28
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The by-election to Kerala's Chengannur assembly constituency will be held on May 28, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Google fixes glitch showing Modi's photo as India's first PM
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) An algorithm glitch that showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo as "India's first PM" on Google Search and led to much outrage on Twitter has been fixed.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
ICC converts Champions Trophy into World T20
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Terming the 50-over Champions Trophy as "too similar to a World Cup", ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson on Thursday said the next edition of the tournament, in 2021, will be converted into a World T20.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Sindhu, Srikanth, Saina, Prannoy in Badminton Asia Championships quarters
Wuhan (China), April 26 (IANS) It was a good day for India's singles players as P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy entered the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships at the Wuhan Sports Centre here on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Centre returns Justice Joseph's recommendation for reconsideration
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday asked the top court collegium to reconsider its recommendation for the elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph as a judge of the Supreme Court.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bimstec Secretary-General calls for expeditious FTA talks
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) To boost sub-regional economic cooperation, Bimstec Secretary-General Shahidul Islam on Thursday called for faster negotiations for the conclusion of a free trade agreement (FTA) within this grouping of South Asian and Southeast Asian nations.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Karan Johar used to think he is 'different'
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who along with Y-Films introduced a specially-abled teens band 6 Pack Band 2.0, says as a child there were times when he used to feel different from others.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Price of World Cup stickers in Brazil is world's lowest
Sao Paulo, April 26 (IANS) The price people in Brazil must pay to fill up their 2018 FIFA World Cup Panini albums with stickers of all the teams' players is the lowest in the world, according to a study by the Brazilian unit of Spain's Banco Santander.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Macron disses Trump, says he will scrap Iran deal
Washington, April 26 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron in a thinly veiled attack on his US counterpart Donald Trump's "America First agenda" denounced "extreme nationalism" and "isolationism" and said that he believes that Washington will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal "for domestic reasons".
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UAE, Japan pharma majors to set up manufacturing plant in Vizag
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) Omnicare Drugs India Pvt Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of the UAE's largest pharmaceutical manufacturer Neopharma LLC, and ASKA Pharmaceuticals Co, a top pharma brand in Japan, will jointly set up a manufacturing facility in Visakhapatnam.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Modi leaves for China to meet Xi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left for Wuhan where he will take part in an informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Norway to introduce minimum marriage age
Oslo, April 26 (IANS) The Norwegian government said on Thursday it has proposed to ban child marriages and introduce an absolute minimum marriage age of 18 years.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Norway,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Supremo Chashak: Raigad, Navi Mumbai, Vijaydurga, Bandra win opening matches
Mumbai , April 26 (IANS) Kalina Raigad, Navi Mumbai Panhalgad,Thane Vijaydurga and Bandra Shivneri won their respective matches at the Supremo Chashak football tournament here.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
ICC meet: Cricket might be part of Olympics by 2028
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) ICC Chief Executive David Richardson on Thursday hoped that cricket would become a part of the Olympics from the 2028 edition in Los Angeles if all the cricket playing nations were united on this.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India undertaking projects to boost links, trade with Bangladesh
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) The government has embarked on numerous projects to develop road and railways, among others, besides boosting trade and economic relations with Bangladesh, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Harsh Vardhan Shringla said here on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
BJP delegation meets Venkaiah, Rajnath over Bengal pre-poll violence
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A BJP delegation led by its leaders from West Bengal on Thursday met Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to apprise them of the ongoing violence in the state ahead of the upcoming panchayat polls.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP demands deployment of staff at unmanned level crossings
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday demanded that the railways deploy staff at all unmanned level crossings across the country to make them safer for people.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wasn't planned as big expose: Usha on 'Bollywood's Dark Secret'
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Well-known Marathi actress Usha Jadhav has created a stir with her confessions on BBC World News documentary "Bollywoods Dark Secret" where she has spoken about being sexually exploited in exchange for work.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Basketball: India team had poor chemistry at CWG, says Amjyot
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India's basketball player Amjyot Gill says lack of team was responsible for the disappointing performance at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
UEFA to launch disciplinary action against Bayern Munich
Madrid, April 26 (IANS) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Thursday announced that it would be opening disciplinary proceedings against Bayern Munich regarding its fans' behaviour at the Champions League semi-final first leg match against Real Madrid.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
DNA test confirms decomposed body in Kerala is Latvian's
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The DNA test of a highly decomposed body found near Kovalam in Kerala last week confirmed on Thursday that it was of a Latvian woman who went missing last month.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India, China ready to re-set ties as Modi meets Xi in Wuhan
Wuhan (China), April 26 (IANS) India and China will look to re-set their strained ties as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping meet each other at a two-day informal summit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan starting on Friday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Bengal Panchayat polls on May 14
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal will have a single-phase panchayat (rural body) polls on May 14, the State Election Commission announced on Wednesday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ICC meet: All T20I matches to get international status
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) On the final day of a week of ICC meetings here, the ICC Board on Thursday gave the green light to all T20 matches between Members being awarded international status along with plans to introduce global rankings in the format.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Motivated PIL filed in Justice Loya case at behest of RSS: Congress
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused the RSS of getting a "motivated PIL" filed in the case of death of Judge B. H. Loya, saying it was filed by a BJP worker, Suraj Lolage, on the "directions" of RSS leader Bhaiyyaji Joshi, who asked him not to withdraw it before the Supreme Court.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Train rams into school van, kills 13 students (Fourth Lead)
Gorakhpur, April 26 (IANS) At least 13 students under 10 years were killed when a speeding train rammed into their school van at an unmanned rail crossing in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh and halted only after dragging the mangled vehicle for some 100 metres.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Champions League: Real beat Bayern in semi-final 1st leg
Munich, April 26 (IANS) A clinical Real Madrid came from behind to secure a vital 2-1 away victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League's semi-final here.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
SC refuses to stay Indu Malhotra's appointment as apex court judge
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay appointment of senior woman lawyer Indu Malhotra as an apex court judge on the issue of its second recommendation not being accepted, saying the government could send back a judge's name for reconsideration.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Experience Amritsari food's richness in Delhi (Foodie Trail-Delhi)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The serene city of Amritsar never fails to impress you with the richness of its splendid delicacies with an abundance of diary products like milk, cheese and butter in them.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Features,IANS Life
Civilian killed as militants attack CRPF patrol in J&K
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) A civilian was seriously injured as militants fired at a CRPF patrol in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday and succumbed while being taken to hospital, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
9 killed in Jharkhand road accidents
Ranchi, April 26 (IANS) At least nine persons were killed in three separate road accidents in Jharkhand on Thursday, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Costa Rica to offset national team's World Cup carbon footprint
San Jose, April 26 (IANS) Costa Rica will offset its national football team's carbon footprint during the 2018 World Cup in Russia by purchasing bonds that help fund an environmental project, officials said.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,Football
Seoul, Washington to halt military drills when Kim-Moon meet
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) Seoul and Washington will halt their military drills on Friday when the leaders of North and South Korea meet, a defence ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Knife attacks increase in UK
London, April 26 (IANS) Knife attacks increased by 22 per cent in England and Wales in 2017.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google India mentors 10 startups
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In an effort to mentor emerging start-ups, Google India hosted a four-day boot camp for the first 10 Indian startups as part of its 'Solve for India' programme.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Education
Iraq sentences five women to death for joining IS
Baghdad, April 26 (IANS) An Iraqi court on Thursday sentenced five foreign women to death for joining the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Iraq,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Nacional defeat Garcilaso 4-0 in Copa Libertadores match
Montevideo, April 26 (IANS) Uruguayan football club Nacional won their first victory in the Copa Libertadores, beating the Peruvian Real Garcilaso 4-0 in the fourth round of Group F here.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Madras HC orders CBI probe into gutka scam
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the multi-crore gutka scam in which a minister and top state police officers and government officials are alleged to be involved.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IPL 2018: Beleaguered Delhi hope for turnaround in fortune vs KKR (Preview)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Bruised and battered from the poor start to their IPL 2018 campaign, and compounded by the resignation of skipper Gautam Gambhir, a beleaguered Delhi Daredevils under young Shreyas Iyer face a daunting task to lift their fortunes as they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here on Friday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Google Arts and Culture, Tourism Ministry to explore Incredible India
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Google Arts and Culture has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism to unveil a 360-degree virtual reality video for the global "Incredible India" tourism campaign.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Schoolgirl killed in Delhi accident, CM orders probe
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A seven-year-old schoolgirl was killed and 16 others were injured when a speeding tanker hit their van in north Delhi on Thursday, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
CBI books ex-Aircel promoter's firms in Rs 600 cr bank fraud
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against former Aircel promoter C. Sivasankaran's companies Axcel Sunshine Ltd and Finland-based WinWinD Oy for defaulting a loan of Rs 600 crore sanctioned by IDBI bank, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apollo Hospital does not have Jayalalithaa blood sample
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The Apollo Hospital on Thursday told the Madras High Court that it does not have blood samples of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Iran urges Muslims to withstand US 'bullying'
Tehran, April 26 (IANS) Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday called on Muslims around the world to withstand what he deemed were "bullying" policies of the US.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Religion
Indian retailers trust Lava brand the most: Report
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker Lava has been ranked first by the Indian retailers on trustworthiness as well as timely payouts while Samsung stood second, a report said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Yes Bank's Q4 net profit up 29%
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Lending major Yes Bank on Thursday reported a 29 per cent increase in net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Civilian injured as militants attack CRPF patrol in J&K
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) A civilian was injured Thursday when militants fired at a CRPF patrol in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Galaxy J2 2018' to come pre-loaded with 'Samsung Mall'
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday said its smartphone "Galaxy J2 2018" will be available from April 27 pre-loaded with a new feature called "Samsung Mall."
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Halep beats Rybarikova, qualifies for Stuttgart Open quarters
Stuttgart, April 26 (IANS) First-seeded Romanian Simona Halep has qualified for the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix here, winning in three sets against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Mobile manufacturing to touch Rs 132,000 cr: Prasad
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian mobile manufacturing industry is expected to touch Rs 132,000 crore by the end of 2018, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Priyanka not a bridesmaid at Markle's royal wedding
New York, April 26 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says she will not be a bridesmaid at Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle's upcoming royal wedding.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Global cues lift equity indices; bank stocks rise
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Broadly positive global markets, along with healthy quarterly results and value buying lifted the key Indian equity indices on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karanvir Bohra wraps up shooting for his maiden film
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Karanvir Bohra has wrapped up shooting for his first feature film titled "Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna".
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will review India-China ties from strategic perspective: Modi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will review Sino-Indian relationship from a strategic and long-term perspective when they meet at Wuhan on April 27-28.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Pakistani court disqualifies Foreign Minister
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday disqualified Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif from Parliament for holding a work permit of the United Arab Emirates.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
May increase contract list, Mosaddek, Liton to be included: BCB boss (IANS Intrview)
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Hot on the heels of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) slashing the number of centrally contracted cricketers, its president, Nazmul Hassan, said on Thursday the gates are open for as many as 50 players come under the umbrella "purely based on performance".
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Elon Musk now wants to build a 'cyborg dragon'
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) It appears that SpaceXs "Dragon capsule" is set to be powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and may offer a human-brain interface via Neuralink, a tweet by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has suggested.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Simple ways to protect lips during summer
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Lip care is very important in summer. So, keep your lip balm handy to protect them, say experts.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Swachh Bharat can tackle public health issues, promote tourism: Prabhu
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government's 'Swachh Bharat', or 'Clean India', initiative has the potential to address public health issues and promote tourism in the country, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Novel drug-filled 3-D printed dentures can reduce fungal growth
New York, April 26 (IANS) Researchers have developed new drug-filled 3-D printed dentures that can help combat the frequent fungal infections which cause inflammation, redness and swelling in the mouth.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Naseeruddin Shah a perfectionist: Sudip Bandyopadhyay
Mumbai April 26 (IANS) "Hope Aur Hum" director Sudip Bandyopadhyay has hailed veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah as a perfectionist.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress spreading lies by hiring foreign agencies: Modi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Ruling out the possibility of a hung Assembly in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the Congress, accusing it of spreading lies by hiring "foreign agencies" and dividing societies over religion and caste.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Decade-long census finds more gorillas, chimpanzees
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A decade-long study of Western Equatorial Africa's gorillas and chimpanzees has uncovered both good and bad news.
2018-04-26
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC will transfer Kathua trial out of J&K on 'slightest' sign of unfairness
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will shift the Kathua gang-rape and murder trial out of Jammu and Kashmir at the "slightest possibility of lack of a fair trial".
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN-EU conference raises $4.4 billion in aid for Syria
Brussels, April 26 (IANS/WAM) International donors at a UN-EU humanitarian conference have pledged $4.4 billion to fund critical aid programmes in war-torn Syria throughout 2018.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Shades for summer dressing
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) From vibrant shades to warm pastels, one can oscillate between the two extremes and yet look on point in summer, say experts.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sharing information key to ward off cyber threats: Report
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) Sharing information is a key factor in making enterprises, governments and individuals safe against growing cyber threats, a report said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
India should become big centre for data analysis: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Taking a cue from industrialist Mukesh Ambani's oft-repeated statement that 'data is the new oil', the Minister for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Ravi Shankar Prasad urged entrepreneures to help India become a big centre for data analysis.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Shooters Manu, Om finish fourth at World Cup
Changwon (South Korea), April 26 (IANS) Manu Bhaker and Om Prakash Mitharval failed to reach the podium as India finished fourth at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Centre returns Justice Joseph's recommendation for reconsideration
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday asked the top court collegium to reconsider its recommendation for the elevation of the Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph as a judge of the Supreme Court.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Madras High Court orders CBI probe into gutka scam
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the multi-crore gutka scam in which a minister and top state police officers and government officials are alleged to be involved.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dynamic Data Protection key to protect advanced data threats: Forcepoint
Taipei, April 26 (IANS) The new Dynamic Data Protection (DDP) solution harnesses the power of human-centric behaviour analytics and is the most effective data protection method against advanced cyber threats, global cybersecurity firm Forcepoint said here on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Shailene Woodley's 'Adrift' gets India release date
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Actors Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflins romance drama "Adrift" will release in India on June 1.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Easier to be 'copycats' in Indian music scene
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) John Mayer, Michael Jackson, Bryan Adams, George Michael or Ed Sheeran -- global singers' cover versions sell more than original work in Bollywood music dominated India, says Prabhtoj Singh - frontman/lead vocalist and guitarist of The Copycats band.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Sino-Indian trade volume jumps 15.4% in Q1
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China's trade with India saw robust growth in the first quarter, with bilateral trade hitting $22.1 billion, up 15.4 per cent year-on-year, official data showed on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
UK supermarkets launch voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging
London, April 26 (IANS) UK supermarkets and food companies launched a new voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging on Thursday as ministers were considering to force them into paying more towards collecting and recycling the waste they produce.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Schoolgirl killed in road accident in Delhi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A 7-year-old schoolgirl was killed and 16 others were injured when a speeding tanker hit their van in North Delhi on Thursday morning, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian, Pakistani Army trade heavy fire on LoC
Jammu, April 26 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Kushinagar tragedy: Railways committed to eliminate unmanned railway crossings, says official (Third Lead)
New Delhi/Gorakhpur, April 26 (IANS) Railway Board Chairman Ashwahi Lohani on Thursday said that the Indian Railways is committed to "eliminate unmanned level crossings" after 13 school children were killed and six seriously injured when a train hit their van at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kamal Nath named MP Congress chief
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday appointed former Union minister Kamal Nath as President of its state unit in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gionee unveils two smartphones in India amid revamping
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Ending a brief hiatus amid restructuring plans in India, Chinese smartphone maker Gionee on Thursday launched two smartphones with better camera specifications and Full View display in the country.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Get perfect dose of blissful sleep in smart ways
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With summer comes the struggle of getting some blissful sleep amidst growing power cuts and soaring temperatures. Try out some smart ways like opting for lightweight cotton sheets or revamping your curtain, suggest experts.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IS trying to foment migration wave to Europe: UN
Brussels, April 26 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) commanders fleeing Syria are conspiring with extremist groups in Africa to foment and infiltrate a new migration wave destined for Europe, the head of the UN World Food Programme has said.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
Streep, Lawrence owed over $100K by Weinstein company
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Hollywood stars Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence are both owed over $100,000 by the Weinstein Company, according to new court documents.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Make experience your business, Adobe to C-suite leaders
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Laying emphasis on the importance of the ongoing global digital disruption, software giant Adobe on Thursday said that creating a consumer-centric experience is one of the crucial key aspects of transforming businesses.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mallika on India becoming 'land of gang rapists'
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Mallika Sherawat has expressed her displeasure over increasing number of rape cases in India. She has said that from the land of Mahatma Gandhi, the country had become a land of gang rapists.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Snapchat to redesign its app again: Report
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) After drawing criticism from users worldwide about its controversial redesign, Snapchat appears to be changing a few things back to its old model, a media report said.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
13 kids killed in UP accident, CM visits spot
Gorakhpur, April 26 (IANS) Thirteen children were killed and six critically injured when a train rammed into a school van at an unmanned crossing on Thursday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the accident site in Kushinagar.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Students stone patrol party in Kashmir town
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) An Army patrol on Thursday fired aerial shots after students of the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district pelted stones at them.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Mediatek appoints new India operations head
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Mobile chip-maker MediaTek on Thursday appointed Anku Jain as the new Chief Representative of the company's India Operations.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SC moved over remarks against judiciary
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider the plea of a lawyer who alleged that various politicians and advocates were making contemptuous allegations against the judiciary.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Girish Chodankar appointed President of Goa Congress
Panaji, April 26 (IANS) Former All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary Girish Chodankar has been appointed the President of the Goa Congress, a party statement said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Indian woman's body found in Sharjah house
Sharjah, April 26 (IANS) The body of a 36-year-old Indian woman was found buried in a room of her house here, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Real head turners your home needs post marriage
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Moving into a new home post marriage can be extremely exciting and fun. From the wall colours, finishes, furnishings and art pieces, the couple may have certain ideas for decorating the home. The best way to decorate your abode is to think about all the things that make the two of you feel comfortable individually and as a couple, say experts.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Meghan Markle's 'Suits' exit airs on TV in US
London, April 26 (IANS) Actress Meghan Markle has made her final appearance as Rachel Zane in legal drama "Suits", which ended its seventh season in the US on Wednesday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Liquor available in Kerala prison? Police to probe
Kannur (Kerala), April 26 (IANS) Kerala Director General of Police (Prisons) R. Sreelekha on Thursday said she will initiate a probe into media reports on the availability of liquor inside the Kannur Central Jail.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WhatsApp Business app has over 3mn users: Facebook
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Over 3 million people are actively using WhatsApp Business app, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Why are essential oils so essential in summer?
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Summer heat calls for giving up on those heavy and greasy products and switching to safe, healthy and natural products which can easily seep in through the pores of the face. So make sure you are choosing your beauty rituals wisely.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Equities trade in green; IT, FMCG stocks gain
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Thursday traded with moderate gains during the mid-afternoon session with healthy buying observed in IT, FMCG and consumer durables stocks.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Philippines tourist island temporarily shut for sanitation work
Manila, April 26 (IANS) The Philippines' Boracay island has been closed to the public for six months starting from Thursday for sanitation and development work at the famous tourist destination.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Philippines,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Japan objects to dessert S.Korea is serving Kim
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) Japan has lodged a formal protest against Seoul's choice of dessert for Friday's historic summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's Kim Jong-un, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Irregular periods linked to Type-2 diabetes in girls: Study
New York, April 26 (IANS) Girls diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes have a high frequency of menstrual irregularities -- a symptom of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), finds a study.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
N.Korea's nuclear test caused collapse: Chinese Geologists
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Chinese geologists have claimed that North Korea's nuclear test in September 2017 was so strong that it caused an on-site collapse at the Punggye-ri site, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Trends that will rule fashion in 2018
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Create new trends in 2018 with unique styles and smart experimentation. From pastel hues to wide leg bottoms and cocktail rings, make a style statement with your individuality intact.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why not death sentence, asks Rakhi Sawant on Asaram's conviction
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Controversial actress Rakhi Sawant is happy that self-styled godman Asaram has been "punished" for raping a minor girl but she wonders why he was given only a life sentence.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Politics,Religion
Voluntary code on corporate governance, transparency soon: CII President
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A voluntary code of conduct for industry towards greater transparency and better corporate governance is on high priority for the new CII President Rakesh Bharti Mittal in the wake of scams afflicating the banking sector regarding corporate loans.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
908 kg cannabis seized in Assam, two arrested
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Nearly 910 kg of 'ganja' (cannabis) has been seized from Guwahati in Assam and two persons have been arrested, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akshay Kumar auctioning 'Rustom' uniform for charity
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar is putting up the naval uniform, which he donned in the film "Rustom", for auction.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi to act together
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Vijay Sethupathi will be seen sharing screen space with superstar Rajinikanth for the first time in a yet-untitled film.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
President, PM condole death of children in UP accident
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives of 13 school children in an accident at a railway crossing in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khloe isn't giving up on Tristan Thompson
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian reportedly "hasn't given up" on beau Tristan Thompson, in the wake of his cheating scandal.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Desi version of 'The Office' is going to be brilliant: Producer
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Indian adaptation of "The Office" will bring alive characters which are quite unique to India. David Belshaw, International Scripted Producer - International Productions BBC Studios, feels the 'desi' version is turning out to be "brilliant and funnier".
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
After Google and Facebook, Microsoft to replace 'pistol' emoji
San Francisco April 26 (IANS) After Google and Facebook replaced the 'pistol' emoji with a 'water gun' emoji, Microsoft on Thursday tweeted that it is planning to do the same.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Champions League: Real beat in semi-final 1st leg
Munich (Germany), April 26 (IANS) Real Madrid came from behind to beat FC Bayern Munich for the third straight time at the Allianz Arena here, a 2-1 victory that brings the title holders' quest for a third consecutive Champions League title one step closer to success.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
England's Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss World Cup due to knee injury
London, April 26 (IANS) Liverpool FC midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the remainder of his club season and also be unavailable to play for England in the World Cup due to a knee-ligament injury, the English Premier League (EPL) outfit have announced.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Palmeiras defeat Boca, enter 2nd round
Buenos Aires, April 26 (IANS) Brazil's Palmeiras defeated Argentina's Boca Juniors 2-0 at the Bombonera Stadium here to enter the second round of the Copa Libertadores football tournament.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
5-year-old girl raped by two minors in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) A five-year-old girl was raped by two minor boys in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, police said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Avengers: Infinity War' surpasses expectations (IANS Review, Rating: ****)
Film: "Avengers: Infinity War"; Director: Anthony and Joe Russo; Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, William Hurt; Rating: ****
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Was just a matter of time: Taapsee on thriving regional cinema (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) She's dabbled in both Hindi and southern cinema since her debut with the Telugu film "Jhummandi Naadam" in 2010 -- and her Tamil debut "Aadukalam" won six National Film Awards at the 58th National Film Awards.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,National,IANS Life
Thai wholesaler to geo-tag customers, e-mark products in Indian stores
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Banking largely on technology, Thailand-based wholesale cash and carry company LOTS Wholesale Solutions, that has just entered the Indian market, will be geo-tagging its customers for efficient deliveries, e-mark all products and electronically display prices and expiry dates on shelves, among other tech-enabled initiatives.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Trump, Kanye West share praise-filled tweets
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump thanked rapper Kanye West for his public praise, including an assertion that the two were brothers who shared "dragon energy", the media reported.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Student stabbed in Kashmir University
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) A student was stabbed in Kashmir University on Thursday during a scuffle between two groups of law students, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi rules out possibility of hung assembly in Karnataka
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday ruled out any possibility of a hung assembly in Karnataka.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sarah Jessica Parker sued by jewellery designer
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) A jewellery designer named Kat Florence is suing actress Sarah Jessica Parker over a deal gone bad.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
24 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 26 (IANS) At least 24 militants were killed and 36 injured as Afghan forces targeted Taliban positions in Balkh province on Thursday, said an army spokesman.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pakistani patient receives stem cell transplant in Shanghai
Shanghai, April 26 (IANS) A Pakistani patient has received a stem cell transplant at a Shanghai hospital, authorities said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Nitish, Tejashwi to campaign in Karnataka assembly polls
Patna, April 26 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be the star campaigner for his party Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in the Karnataka assembly polls, a party leader said here on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Trump's Veteran Affairs secretary pick considers withdrawing
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Ronny L. Jackson, US President Donald Trump's pick for the post of Veterans Affairs Secretary, has told his colleagues that he might remove his name from consideration, according to White House officials.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Good to see hip hop being recognized by film industry: Divine
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Rapper Vivian Fernandes, who is known by his stage name Divine and whose life is one of the inspirations for Zoya Akhtars "Gully Boy", feels good to see that cinema is recognizing hip hop music.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Truck runs over 'Dappu' artistes in Andhra, 5 killed
Vijayawada, April 26 (IANS) Five 'Dappu' artistes were killed and three others were injured when a truck ran over them in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Thursday, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New YouTube Kids tools to help parents control content
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a bid to give parents more control, YouTube Kids on Thursday announced three new features around the content available in the app.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Sexual favours happen in entertainment, political world: Shatrughan Sinha
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) After choreographer Saroj Khan and senior Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary, actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha says sexual favours are demanded in and given in both the entertainment and the political world.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
JeM commander killed in Tral gunfight: J&K DGP
Jammu, April 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that one of the four militants killed in Tuesday's gunfight in the Tral forest area was a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) operational commander.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six-decade-old dispute flares up between Odisha and Andhra
Bhubaneswar/Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) It's a dispute that has been simmering for 65 years. The Kotia group of villages on the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border is claimed by both states, and neither is willing to relent. The area comprises 21 villages.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Priyanka Bose shies away from roles that involve misogyny
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A mother to a 26-year-old man or a sex worker, actress Priyanka Bose has slipped into various characters. She says she has to love what she does, and on-screen roles that revolve around misogyny don't fit the bill -- which is why she will never play such characters.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Modi connects with Karnataka BJP cadres through mobile app
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday connected with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates and cadres through his personal mobile app ahead of the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Technology
Cooling India with less warming: Affordable, efficient ACs (Comment)
With Earth Day top of mind this week, what do you think is among the top strategies for protecting the planet from climate change? Improving air conditioners? Yes, thats true for India and the world.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Painting not just self-expression, also self-discovery: Artist Sai Priya Mahajan
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Painting is not just a process of self-expression but is also that of self-discovery -- and the subjects she chooses and the colours she uses also give her an insight into what she strongly feels for, says artist Sai Priya Mahajan, who has exhibited abroad at prestigious events and whose debut show is currently underway in Mumbai.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
BCCI recommends Kohli for Khel Ratna, Dravid for Dronacharya, Gavaskar for Dhyan Chand
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended Virat Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour while former India captain Rahul Dravid's name was recommended for the prestigious Dronacharya award.
2018-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
ESA releases richest star map ever of Milky Way
Berlin, April 26 (IANS) The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the richest star catalogue to date, revealing previously unseen details of the Milky Way.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Germany,Science/Tech
5 natural ways to fight non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) According to the WHO, liver disease is the 10th most common cause of deaths in India. Gone are the days when liver disease was only associated with the consumption of alcohol. With the increased prevalence of obesity and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver, which leads to hepatitis and eventually cirrhosis, is an emerging problem.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
This German state is a pioneer in renewable energy
Mainz (Germany), April 26 (IANS) The success of an energy policy depends on it being owned locally and decentralised, a top policymaker has said, adding: "Many economically underdeveloped regions in Germany are now earning money by tapping energy from renewables."
2018-04-26
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
A murder most foul in the Delhi Durbar - but royal too? (Book Review)
Title: Death at the Durbar; Author: Arjun Raj Gaind; Publisher: HarperCollins India; Pages: 368; Price: Rs 399
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,IANS Life
Singapore Airlines to launch world's longest non-stop flight
Singapore, April 26 (IANS) Singapore Airlines is set to launch the world's first non-stop flight with almost 20 hours in the air, by the end of this year, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Not here to only give social messages: Rani Mukerji
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In her over two-decade-long journey in Hindi film industry, actress Rani Mukerji has always followed her instincts to choose her roles. She says she not only wants to give out social messages with her movies, but also entertain the audience.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Cohen asserts constitutional rights in Stormy Daniels case
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, said that he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination regarding his involvement in a non-disclosure deal involving porn star Stormy Daniels and the US President, the media reported.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress spreading lies by hiring foreign agencies: Modi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the Congress of spreading lies by hiring foreign agencies and dividing societies on caste lines. He said political purity cannot come unless the Congress culture ends.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Comey defends releasing Trump memos
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Former FBI Director James Comey defended releasing memos detailing his conversations with President Donald Trump, saying that he doesn't believe he broke the law, a media report said.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
3 Chennai students drown in Pune dam
Pune (Maharashtra), April 26 (IANS) Three teenagers of a Chennai school who were here on a summer camp, have drowned in a village dam, a police officer said on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
'Pity': Elegantly conceived and perversely fascinating (Film Review)
Film: Pity; Director: Babis Makridis; Cast: Yannis Drakopoulos, Evi Saoulidou, Nota Tserniafski, Makis Papadimitriou, Georgina Chryskioti, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Nikos Karathanos, Kostas Kotoulas, Panagiotis Tasoulis; Rating: **1/2
2018-04-26
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
Boston to host Indian film festival in September
Boston, April 26 (IANS) The first Boston International Film Festival of India (BIFFI), organised by BDCTV, will roll in September.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
With 2.2bn users, Facebook's profits surge in Q1
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Embroiled in a massive data breach controversy, Facebook has beaten Wall Street's estimates by raking in $11.97 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2018.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Boston to host Indian film festival in Sep
Boston, April 26 (IANS) The first Boston International Film Festival of India (BIFFI), organised by BDCTV, will roll in September, a statement announced.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
13 school children killed in UP accident
Gorakhpur/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Thirteen school children were killed and six others seriously injured on Thursday when a train hit their van at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar, police said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
13 school children killed in UP accident
Gorakhpur/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) At least 13 school children were killed and 12 injured after a train rammed into their van at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar on Thursday, an official said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Dust storm likely in Delhi on Thursday
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a hot morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Markets open in green
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher ahead of derivatives expiry.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kim to cross border on foot for inter-Korean summit
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will cross the border on foot to attend the historic inter-Korean summit on Friday, the Presidential office said here on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Myanmar bomber gets 20-year prison term
Yangon, April 26 (IANS) A bomber, convicted for planting crude bombs in two places in Myanmar here in 2016, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with labour, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Myanmar,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
13 school children killed in UP accident
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Thirteen school children were killed on Thursday when their van collided with a train in Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Militants attack guard post in Srinagar, decamp with weapons
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Militants have attacked an armed police guard post in the outskirts of Srinagar city and decamped with four weapons.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moon to greet Kim on military demarcation line: Blue House
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to greet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the military demarcation line (MDL)dividing the two Koreas, the Blue House said Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Samsung net profit rises 52% in Q1
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics achieved a net profit of $10.74 billion in the first quarter of 2018, up 52.11 per cent year-on-year, the company announced on Thursday.
2018-04-26
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Go-to make-up guide for summer wedding
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A hot and humid climate is not your make-up's best friend. To prevent it from melting and make it last longer, stay away from liquid or cream bronzers and invest in good powder eyeshadows, suggest experts.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
N. Korea 'moving in right direction': White House
Washington, April 26 (IANS) White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders on Wednesday said North Korea was "moving in the right direction" on the issue of Korean Peninsula denuclearization.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Makhija elated with positive response to 'Ajji'
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Devashish Makhija is happy about his film "Ajji" travelling to different films festivals.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Houthis deny entry of humanitarian aid: Saudi-led coalition
Riyadh, April 26 (IANS) Saudi-led coalition said on Wednesday that the rebels hinder the entry of humanitarian aids to the country, highlighting that 40 ships are waiting to access Al Hudaydah port, Al Arabiya news reported.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Live shows give me a big thrill: Tulsi Kumar
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Singer Tulsi Kumar says doing live shows give her a big thrill.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Oil prices rally amid US crude inventory data
New York, April 26 (IANS) Oil prices settled slightly higher on Wednesday even though official data showed a surprise increase in the US crude stockpiles.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Dance is my stress buster: Suhani Dhanki
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Suhani Dhanki, who is currently seen in "Porus", says her de-stress mantra is to dance her heart out.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
20 killed in separate road accidents in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured in separate road accidents in Pakistan, the media and police said.
2018-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN reports dire humanitarian situation in Syria
United Nations, April 26 (IANS) A UN official has depicted a bleak picture of the humanitarian situation in Syria and asked for full access to people in need.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Hannah Spearritt making 'EastEnders' return
London, April 26 (IANS) The character Kandice is making a comeback to "EastEnders". Actress Hannah Spearritt will portray the role.
2018-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IPL: CSK beat RCB by 5 wickets to return to top spot
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (70 not out off 34 deliveries) and Ambati Rayudu's 53-ball 83 helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) register a thumping five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) here on Wednesday to return to the top spot of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
India's 2017-18 global trade up 16.32%
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India's overall global trade has increased by 16.32 per cent in 2017-18.
2018-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Snake rescued from Delhi Assembly premises
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A five-feet-long snake was rescued on Wednesday from the Delhi Assembly complex here by an animal welfare NGO.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Madras HC orders Apollo Hospital to file report on Jaya blood sample
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered Apollo Hospital to submit a report on the blood samples of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa by Thursday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Poor smartphone demand continues in China, Huawei leads in Q1
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) While China saw smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2018 dropping below 100 million units for the first time since Q1 2013, Huawei continued to lead with 22 per cent market share, a new report said on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
IPL: Sunrisers pacer Siddarth reprimanded for breach of conduct
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer Siddharth Kaul has been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) code of conduct during a match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
India revitalising Buddhist heritage through ties with Mongolia: Sushma
Ulaanbaatar, April 25 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that India is reviving its Buddhist heritage through its ties with Mongolia and that the two countries are more spiritual partners than strategic.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Mongolia,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
ICC meet: Afghanistan to play England, Australia in Tests, no India in next FTP
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The Afghanistan cricket team will not engage in Test matches against India in the new Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2019-2023 but will take on top teams like England and Australia in the next four years, its Cricket Board CEO Shafiq Stanikzai said.
2018-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
GSAT-11 called back for tests to be on the safe side: ISRO Chairman
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) The Indian space agency has recalled its communication satellite GSAT-11 from Arianespace's rocket port in French Guiana for further tests, to be on the safe side, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US-based Analog Devices opens new facility in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) US-based technology company Analog Devices (ADI) on Wednesday unveiled its new state-of-the-art facility for nearly 600 Bengaluru-based staff who are part of ADI India.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Four held for killing man during group clash in Bengal
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Four persons were arrested on Wednesday in West Bengal's Birbhum district for the killing of a young man, Sheikh Dildar, in a group clash between supporters of two parties, police said.
2018-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shreyas replaces Gambhir as Delhi Daredevils captain
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir stepped down on Wednesday after the capital franchise lost five of their six matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season so far.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Life term to Asaram in minor's rape case, two others get 20 years each (Fifth Lead)
Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) A Special Court in Jodhpur on Wednesday convicted self-styled godman Asaram for raping a minor girl at his ashram in Rajasthan in 2013 and sentenced him to a prison term for life till his natural death.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why associate pleasure with sin, questions Kalki
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin wonders why people associate pleasure with sin.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sterlite Tech's Q4 net profit up 77%
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Global technology company Sterlite Technologies on Wednesday reported a rise of 77 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2017-18.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sonam, Kareena, Swara refrain from casting couch talk
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Three of Bollywood's celebrated actors -- Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar and Sonam Kapoor -- known for mincing no words on issues, refrained from commenting on the prevalence of the casting couch in the film industry a day after veteran choreographer Saroj Khan's controversial remark.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Skipping breakfast can actually make you fat
New York, April 25 (IANS) Are you in the habit of skipping your breakfast? Beware, your are more likely to gain weight and have a larger waist size, a study has found.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India, Sao Tome to cooperate in traditional medicine
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved two agreements between India and African island nation Sao Tome and Principe to cooperate in traditional medicine and medicinal plants.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Diplomacy
Kipchoge eyes Olympic marathon title defence in Tokyo
Nairobi, April 25 (IANS) London marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge says he intends to defend his Olympic title at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Congress leader shot dead in J&K
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) A Congress leader was killed and his two security guards injured in a militant attack on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Newborn bobbitised by quack in Jharkhand, dies
Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) A newborn has died in Jharkhand's Chatra district after he was bobbitised by a quack to prove his "sex determination test" correct, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
'Modi's troll army' brings down India's rank in World Press Freedom Index
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India dropped down to 138th rank, two points below the previous year, in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index released by global watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: International, India,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management posts Rs 522 cr profit
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM) on Wednesday said it closed last fiscal with a net profit growth of 30 per cent.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
PDP activist shot dead in J&K
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) An activist of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was killed and his two security guards injured in a militant attack on Tuesday in Pulwama district, police said.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Equity indices close in red on weak global cues
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Wednesday provisionally closed in the negative territory following weak global cues, along with heavy selling pressure in the banking, consumer durables and capital goods stocks.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gambhir quits Delhi captaincy; Shreyas named new captain
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir stepped down on Wednesday after the capital franchise lost five of their six matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season so far.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Samsung launches high-performing SSDs for techies in India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Global semiconductor leader Samsung Electronics on Wednesday introduced Samsung 970 PRO and EVO -- the third generation industry-leading consumer solid state drive (SSD) line-up -- in the Indian market.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Prince's ex wife slams Sinead O'Connor's claims about musician
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Musician Prince's ex-wife doesn't buy singer Sinead O'Connor's claims that he was violent towards women and abused hard drugs.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'ixigo skill' feature on Amazon Alexa devices in India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Gurugram-based travel search engine ixigo on Wednesday launched the "ixigo skill" feature for Amazon Alexa in India that will help users with travel queries in a jiffy.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
UEFA to support Lithuania in improving football infrastructure
Vilnius, April 25 (IANS) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Ceferin, on a visit to Lithuania, has pledged support in strengthening the country's football infrastructure.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Lithuania,Sports,Football
China working on substantial cut in auto tariffs: Official
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) China is working on what will be a "substantial" tariff reduction for imported cars, an official said on Wednesday, as the country is making more efforts to boost imports and further open up domestic markets.
2018-04-25
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pulsus to expand scientific research, publications to Europe
Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) Pulsus Group, a health informatics and healthcare services company, on Wednesday announced the expansion of its scientific research and publication activities to Europe.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Digital world excites, challenges me: Aanand L. Rai
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Aanand L. Rai, who has produced a direct to digital film "Meri Nimmo" for OTT platform Eros Now, says the digital world is exciting and challenging for him.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Close to 40 million JioPhones sold so far: Report
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Highlighting the fact that JioPhone is already a meaningful contributor Reliance Jio's growth, a recent survey estimates that total JioPhones sold so far could be close to around 40 million.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Over 1 million US children suffered identity fraud in 2017
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) More than one million children in the US fell victim to identity fraud in 2017, an American advisory firm has said in a report.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global AI business value to hit $1.2 trillion in 2018: Gartner
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Driven by customer experience, new revenue and cost reduction, global business value derived from Artificial Intelligence (AI) is projected to hit $1.2 trillion in 2018 -- an increase of 70 per cent from 2017, a Gartner forecast said on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Uganda striker Umony joins Indian club Gokulam Kerala
Kampala, April 25 (IANS) Uganda striker Brian Umony has signed a one-year contract with Indian I-League side Gokulam Kerala Football Club, according to the player's agent.
2018-04-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
IPL-2018: Punjab, Hyderabad look to outwit each other (Preview)
Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) Table-toppers Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be aiming to outsmart each other and continue their winning run when they face-off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Moon-Trump meeting possible before US-North Korea summit
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) South Korea and the US will push for a meeting between their Presidents Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump before the latter meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in May, the South Korean President's office said on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Modi to interact with BJP candidates in Karnataka
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact on Thursday morning with all the BJP candidates who are in the fray for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hackers break into Nintendo's Switch to run pirated games
London, April 25 (IANS) Hackers have broken into Japanese video gaming giant Nintendo's Switch, allowing them to run pirated games and custom homebrew apps on the gaming console.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Ecuador's Deportivo Cuenca hires Sanguinetti as coach
Guayaquil (Ecuador), April 25 (IANS) Coach Guillermo Sanguinetti, who was let go by Delfin's management after failing to turn the team around, has been hired by another Ecuadorian league football team, Club Deportivo Cuenca.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
Atletico coach calls up Costa for Europa League semis against Arsenal
Madrid, April 25 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has announced that Diego Costa, who missed the last three games with a muscle injury, was among the 20 players called up for the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals against Arsenal.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Improper to dub Asaram as rapist: Ex-cop Vanzara
Ahmedabad, April 25 (IANS) Former Gujarat top cop D.G. Vanzara came out in defence of Asaram Bapu after the self-styled godman was convicted and handed a life term in jail in a 2013 rape case of a minor by a Jodhpur court in Rajasthan on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low iron, Vitamin B12 level may up anxiety in boys
New York, April 25 (IANS) Iron deficiency and low blood levels of Vitamin B12 in small boys may be associated with behaviour problems, such as anxiety and aggression, when they get in middle school, according to a new study.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Treat yourself to unicorn inspired make-up, merchandise
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) With the unicorn trend catching up globally as it represents a love for nostalgia, fantasy, and rainbow colours, treat yourself to unicorn-inspired slippers, hoodies or nail paints, suggest experts.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Raw jute MSP increased to Rs 3,700 per quintal
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of raw jute from Rs 3,500 to Rs 3,700 per quintal for the present fiscal.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sao Paulo request priority for any future Hernanes deal
Rio de Janeiro, April 25 (IANS) Sao Paulo have asked to be given priority in any future transfer involving Hebei China Fortune midfielder Hernanes.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Turf from Uruguay stadium that hosted 1st World Cup bound for Russia
Montevideo, April 25 (IANS) The Uruguayan national football team participating in the 2018 World Cup will take pieces of turf from this capital's legendary Centenario stadium -- which hosted the first World Cup in 1930 -- to Russia in June.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
It's okay to fight for it: Deepika Padukone on pay gap
New York, April 25 (IANS) Deepika Padukone, one of the highest paid actors in the Indian film industry, says women must not shy away from demanding and even fighting for the pay they think they deserve.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Injury could keep England's Oxlade-Chamberlain out of World Cup
Liverpool, April 25 (IANS) Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may not be able to play for England at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after being carried off the field on a stretcher during the first leg of the Reds' Champions League semi-final against AS Roma.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Philippines revokes Australian nun's visa
Manila, April 25 (IANS) The Philippines on Wednesday revoked the visa of a 71-year-old Australian nun who has been ordered to leave the country within 30 days after President Rodrigo Duterte accused her of unlawfully criticising his government.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Indians disappoint on Day 4 of shooting World Cup
Chagwon (South Korea), April 25 (IANS) Indian shooters disappointed on day four of the second ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage, to languish at the 10th spot here on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Actress Swaroop Sampat to make digital debut
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Swaroop Sampat, last seen on-screen in the Bollywood film "Ki & Ka", will make her digital debut with ALTBalajis "The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family". She says she was drawn to the character of a fun-loving, wise and easy going mother in the show.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Asaram convicted, sentenced to life in 2013 case of minor's rape (Fourth Lead)
Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was on Wednesday convicted by a Jodhpur court for raping a minor girl at his ashram here in Rajasthan in 2013 and sentenced to a life term.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anmol Ambani inducted on Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management, Reliance Home Finance boards
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Board of Directors of Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM) and Reliance Home Finance (RHF) have appointed Anmol Ambani onto their respective boards.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Eating dark chocolate cuts stress, boosts memory: Study
New York, April 25 (IANS) Consuming dark chocolate can reduce stress and inflammation, as well as improve memory, immunity and mood, results from experimental trials have shown.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bharti Infratel, Indus Tower to merge, own 1.63 lakh towers
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Bharti Airtel has approved the merger of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers to create the largest mobile tower entity worldwide with 1.63 lakh towers across 22 circles in India, a company statement said here on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Asaram Bapu gets life term in 2013 rape case
Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was on Wednesday convicted by the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court for raping a minor girl in his ashram here in Rajasthan in 2013. He was given a life term.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taliban rejects Afghan government's peace offer, announces spring offensive
Kabul, April 25 (IANS) The Taliban on Wednesday announced the start of the new spring offensive, rejecting a proposal for dialogue from the Afghan government, describing it as an attempt to "cheat and conspire".
2018-04-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
This Russian varsity aims to tap S&T talent from across borders
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) In a move that can be seen as an attempt to correct the mistakes of the past, top officials of a Russian university say that the country wants to leave the "closed" system of Soviet-era universities behind and embrace increased internationalisation in its system of education, including in science and technology.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Education,IANS Life
Sushma Swaraj calls on Mongolian PM, other leaders
Ulaanbaatar, April 25 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on Mongolian Prime Minister U. Khurelsukh here and discussed issues of bilateral cooperation.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Mongolia,Diplomacy
Champions League: Salah leads Liverpool win over Roma
Liverpool (England), April 25 (IANS) Liverpool's Mohamed Salah put his stamp on the Champions League semi-final first leg here against AS Roma, scoring a brace and assisting on two other goals in a 5-2 victory that leaves his club poised to reach the final for the first time in more than a decade.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Instagram makes updates on 'Stories' feature easier
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday introduced a new update to make uploading photos and videos on its "Stories" feature faster and easier.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India, Mongolia agree to jointly fight terror, boost trade
Ulaanbaatar, April 25 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday discussed terrorism with her Mongolian counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar and the two agreed to collaborate to confront those who design and support terror outfits.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Mongolia,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rape survivor's father welcomes Asaram's conviction
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The father of the survivor who was raped as a teenager in 2013 by Asaram Bapu, on Wednesday welcomed a Jodhpur court's verdict convicting the self-styled godman.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kesari' set gutted 10 days before film's completion
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) A fire broke out on the sets of Akshay Kumars film "Kesari", destroying the whole set just ten days before the film was expected to wrap up. However, no one was injured.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Atletico Nacional thrashes Bolivar, enter Libertadores quarters
Medellin (Colombia), April 25 (IANS) Atletico Nacional thrashed Bolivar 4-1 at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium to enter the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals after the fourth day of Group B matches.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
11 killed in Indonesia oil well fire
Jakarta, April 25 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and 40 injured on Wednesday after a fire broke out in an oil well in the Indonesian province of Aceh in Sumatra, officials said.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Downey Jr.'s '30 years of depravity and despair'
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. says he lived through "30 years of depravity and despair" before his comeback.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Allison Mack released on $5 mn bond in sex cult case
New York, April 25 (IANS) Actress Allison Mack walked out of Brooklyn federal court after posting a $5 million bond and agreeing to stay under house arrest in California.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Sense8' finale to premiere on June 8
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Tina Desai's "Sense8" series finale special will launch globally on Netflix on June 8.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Key equities trade flat with negative bias following global cues
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a flat-to-negative note on Wednesday afternoon tracking weakness in the global markets coupled with selling pressure on oil and gas, banking and capital goods stocks.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kangana Ranaut to debut at Cannes red carpet
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut will be making her debut at the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this year.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Survival in Bollywood sans PR: An actor-writer opens up
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) PR or "pyaar" -- Manurishi Chadha's mind space keeps oscillating between what's more gratifying -- getting recognition through the charted public relations route or the pure love that he gets for his acting and writing credentials from the audience once in a while walking the streets like any other common man.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Asaram convicted in rape case (Third Lead)
Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was on Wednesday convicted by the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court for raping a minor girl in his ashram here in Rajasthan in 2013.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Deportivo Lara trump Millonarios in Copa Libertadores
Cabudare (Venezuela), April 25 (IANS) Venezuelan football club Deportivo Lara defeated Colombian outfit Millonarios 2-1 in the fourth round of the Copa Libertadores, with their midfielder Carlos Sierra Lopez scoring a brace, which revived the team's ranking in Group G.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
5G to herald next wave of satellite communications: Report
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Augmenting 5G mobile networks with next-generation satellite capabilities may help satellite operators become a major player in the emerging 5G ecosystem, leading data and analytics company GlobalData said on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Monsoon threatens over a million Rohingyas in Bangla camp; India fears mass influx
Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 25 (IANS) With only two months to go for the monsoon rains to arrive, relocating Rohingya refugees to a safe place has emerged as a serious concern for the Bangladesh government. It has also created a sense or worry for India's Border Security Force (BSF) as intelligence inputs hint at mass infiltration when floods overwhelm the grounds where they are housed in refugee camps.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Asaram Bapu convicted in minor rape case
Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) Five years after charges of rape were levelled against Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court on Wednesday convicted the self-styled godman. Four others were also in a 2013 rape case.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
McConaughey sends love to Tatum after split
Las Vegas, April 25 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey has sent his love to Channing Tatum, following the star's split from wife Jenna Dewan.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Asaram Bapu convicted in minor rape case
Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) Five years after charges of rape were levelled against Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court on Wednesday convicted the self-styled godman and four others in a 2013 rape case.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Next target Asian Games, Olympics medal: India's TT star Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) On cloud nine after bagging medals of every hue at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, India's highest-ranked table tennis star Sathiyan Gnanasekaran now eyes podium finishes at the upcoming Jakarta Asian Games and the 2020 Olympics.
2018-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports
Novel smartphone-based lab detects infections faster
New York, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that could lead to faster, accurate and lower-cost results for fast-moving viral and bacterial epidemics, especially in rural or lower-resource areas.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
61% Indian IT managers clueless how bandwidth is being consumed: Sophos
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nearly 57 percent Indian IT managers can't identify network traffic while 61 per cent dont know how their bandwidth is consumed, a new report said on Wednesday, adding that the majority of Indian IT managers have legal liabilities when it comes to unidentified traffic at their workplaces.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Amjad Ali Khan, Anupam Kher get Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, veteran playback singer Asha Bhosle and veteran actor Anupam Kher were among the prominent personalities who were conferred the 'Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards' on the occasion of his 76th death anniversary here.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
OnePlus 6 coming to India on May 17
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) After the success of OnePlus 5T, the Chinese smartphone player on Wednesday announced that its next flagship OnePlus 6 will be launched in India on May 17.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Mongolia to jointly combat terror, boost trade
Ulaanbaatar, April 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday discussed terrorism with her Mongolian counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar and the two agreed to collaborate to confront those who design and support terror outfits.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Mongolia,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ranveer Singh set for summer break in Switzerland
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Bollywood's livewire actor Ranveer Singh says Switzerland is his kind of country and he is all set to jet off for a summer break there.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India investing: Art of connecting the macro to the micro (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Author H. Jackson Brown Jr once remarked: "Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor." For global investors and businesses, India in the 21st century is that very dance floor -- but we must hasten to add that the investment opportunities here come with a unique set of challenges.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Trump, Macron hint at new Iran n-deal
Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have suggested there could be a new agreement on Iran's nuclear programme, media reports said.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Atos, Google Cloud to deliver secure AI solutions for enterprises
London, April 25 (IANS) European IT services provider Atos has partnered Google Cloud to create secure enterprise business solutions in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) Hybrid Cloud, data analytics and the digital workplace.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Filmmakers in India at mercy of moral police: Indian American filmmaker (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) He wove a film, "Unfreedom", with lovemaking scenes, depicting lesbian relationships, Islamophobia and religious fundamentalism, and it was banned by the Indian censor board in 2015. Indian-American filmmaker Raj Amit Kumar is appalled by the lack of freedom filmmakers have in India and wonders how much self-censorship they have to do in the face of the industry's "moral police".
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Diaspora,IANS Life
HARMAN introduces 'JBL Free' wireless earphone in India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) HARMAN International, a Samsung Electronics' subsidiary, on Wednesday announced the launch of its "JBL Free" wireless earphone in India.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Odisha's Paradip aims to become No. 1 port in India
Paradip (Odisha), April 25 (IANS) State-owned Paradip Port Trust, which has been focusing on promoting competition and bringing down costs to users, is looking at 17 per cent growth in cargo handling -- touching 120 million tonnes (mt) in 2018-19, according to a top official.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Rachel Weisz makes red carpet appearance post announcing pregnancy
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Just four days after revealing she was expecting her first child with husband Daniel Craig, Academy award winning actress Rachel Weisz stepped out on the red carpet in a bump-hugging dress.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dell introduces new commercial PC portfolio
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Dell on Wednesday introduced its latest commercial PC portfolio with advanced versions of the existing Dell Latitude, OptiPlex, Dell Precision and P-Series workstations.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Can mangoes make you fat?
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Summers are the bearer of the sweet aroma of memories of vacations, lazy afternoons and mangoes. This fruit is loved by all young or old but lately it has been infamous for its sugar content and is considered as a cause of weight gain so can mangoes really make us fat?
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Different shades of 'agrarian crisis' in contemporary Indian writing (Literary Feature)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) What with farmers' suicides and protests, there is currently a lot of talk about an agrarian crisis -- as well as a renewed interest in lives lived in the hinterland. So, how are the writers of our times responding to this?
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Features,IANS Life
Playing Manmohan Singh most difficult role of my career: Anupam Kher
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Industry veteran Anupam Kher, whose career has spanned over three decades and over 500 films, says playing the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been the most difficult one in his career.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RGV ready to work with Sri Reddy
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, whose "Officer" is coming up for release in May, may find his release plans road-blocked by film associations in Andhra Pradesh which have taken offence to his unabashed support and endorsement of actress Sri Reddy's protests against casting couch. He says he's ready to direct her if there's a suitable role.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Asaram Bapu found guilty in rape case
Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) Five years after charges of rape were levelled against Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court on Wednesday convicted the self-styled godman along with others accused in the case.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harvey Weinstein sells Manhattan townhouse for over $25 mn
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, has sold his Manhattan townhouse for $25.62 million, according to property records.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Andhra's new tourism pitch: Selling the Araku coffee story
Visakhapatnam, April 25 (IANS) Araku coffee to Bongu chicken, the specialities of the picturesque Araku valley in the eastern ghats, are set to get a push as part of ambitious plans by Andhra Pradesh to promote tourism.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Yahoo! agrees to pay $35mn penalty for data breach
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Yahoo!, now known as Altaba, which was charged with failing to disclose a massive data breach, has agreed to pay $35 million in penalty to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Armed J&K cop goes missing
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) A Jammu and Kashmir policeman has gone missing along with his AK-47 rifle and ammunition from Badgam district, police said.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter updates privacy policy ahead of EU data law
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) As the deadline for European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) inches closer, Twitter has updated its "Terms and Privacy Policy" to give its users more transparency over their data.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
The digital revolution's dystopian potential - and what we can do (Book Review)
Title: The People Vs Tech; Author: Jamie Bartlett; Publisher: Ebury Press/Penguin Random House; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 499
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
India recalls GSAT-11 satellite for tests from Arianespace's rocket port
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) The Indian space agency has recalled its communication satellite GSAT-11 from Arianespace's rocket port in Kourou in French Guiana, said Arianespace.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Salman Khan meets Mehbooba Mufti in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan and producer Ramesh Taurani, who are currently busy here with the shoot of the third instalment of the "Race" franchise, met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
More people prefer iPhone 8 over iPhone X in the US: Report
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) More and more people are buying iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus than the "super premium" iPhone X in the US, a new survey has revealed.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Bharti Infratel, Indus Tower to merge, create 1.63 lakh tower
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Bharti Airtel has approved to merge Indus Towers into Bharti Infratel to create the largest mobile tower entities worldwide with 1.63 lakh towers across 22 circles in India, a company statement said here on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sunny morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Wednesday. The minimum temperature was recorded at 20 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Prosenjit happy to push the envelope with 'Drishtikone'
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) In the about-to-release "Drishtikone", Bengali cinema's distinguished actor Prosenjit Chatterjee plays a man who loses his eyesight and then regains it partially. He is happy to push the envelope with such a role.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
6 new faces likely in Assam cabinet
Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) Close to two years after the formation of the Assam government, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is all set to expand his cabinet for the first time on Thursday.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Facebook stops third-party apps from stealing users' data
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Facebook has finally begun its crackdown on third-party apps from stealing, sharing or spamming your data without permission from its platform as well as from Instagram.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Markets open in red on Wednesday
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning trade session.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Third US judge rules against Trump's bid to end DACA
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A third US federal judge based here has ruled against President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme (DACA).
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Peace, human rights precondition for development: UNGA chief
United Nations, April 25 (IANS) Peace and upholding of human rights are preconditions for development and, therefore, the UN has to put a priority on peacebuilding to prevent conflicts from arising, said General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US reassigns its Australian envoy pick to S.Korea
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US has pulled out its incoming ambassador to Australia, Admiral Harry Harris, and assigned him to the post in South Korea, media reports said.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UN peacebuilding efforts held back by lack of funding: India
United Nations, April 25 (IANS) The UN's peacebuilding efforts are struggling due to a lack of political will to back them up with sufficient funds, India has told a high-level meeting here.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
10 killed in Indonesia oil well fire
Jakarta, April 25 (IANS) Ten persons were killed and scores injured as an oil well in Indonesia's Aceh caught fire, said National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) on Wednesday.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I'm concerned, but confident about Tiger: Jackie Shroff
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Jackie Shroff gets concerned at times about the risks that his action hero son Tiger Shroff takes for the big screen, but he says he is confident about him and his talent.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'It' star in Nancy Drew movie adaptation
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) "It" star Sophia Lillis has landed the lead role in a new movie adaptation of the hit teen detective books "Nancy Drew".
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Trump hails N. Korean leader Kim as 'honourable'
Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the top leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un "very honourable".
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Trump warns 'bigger problems' if Iran restarts n-programme
Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that Iran will have "bigger problems" if it restarts its nuclear programme.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Israel warns Syria not to use Russian missiles against its aircraft
Tel Aviv, April 25 (IANS) Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that Israel will strike back if Syria uses Russian S-300 missiles against its air force.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Kim's fragrance bottle shaped like her body
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian's latest fragrance comes in a bottle inspired by her own body shape.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iran threatens to quit NPT if US scraps nuke deal
Tehran, April 25 (IANS) A senior Iranian security official said on Tuesday that his country would consider withdrawing from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if the US scraps the 2015 nuclear deal, Tehran Times reported.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Hugh Jackman's special message for India
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman has thanked Indian fans for supporting him during his journey as Wolverine.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Toronto van attack suspect charged with 10 counts of murder
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) The man accused of driving a van to attack pedestrians in Toronto was charged on Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Canada,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Are you washing hair right way?
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) From preparing your hair to applying conditioner after the wash, it is important to take note of how to do it right to get healthy hair, say experts.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
13 killed in latest Nigeria church attack
Lagos, April 25 (IANS) At least 13 people lost their lives when suspected herdsmen attacked a church in central north Benue State on Tuesday, a government spokesperson said.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Portugal,Terrorism
Trump says Mnuchin to travel to China for trade talks
Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would be travelling to China next week to discuss trade issues.
2018-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Ways to eat healthy while travelling
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) While travelling, you often tend to binge on unhealthy snacks. You can remain healthy by eating nuts and dried fruits, canned fish, peanut butter and anything local in small potions, suggest experts.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress taunts Modi for letting off mining Reddy brothers
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) The ruling Congress on Tuesday taunted the Narendra Modi government for letting off Karnataka's infamous Reddy mining brothers and fielding three of them for the May 12 state assembly elections.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 policemen killed, 7 injured in Pakistan suicide attack
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) At least five policemen were killed and seven others injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on Tuesday, a statement from the army's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
IPL: SRH edge out Mumbai Indians by 31 runs
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a superb bowling performance to outwit Mumbai Indians by 31 runs in a tricky low-scoring encounter here on Tuesday to condemn the defending champions to their fifth loss in six games in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
UN delivers bomb disposal equipment to Libyan authorities
Tripoli, April 25 (IANS/AKI) In a bid to enhance Libya's ability to rid the country of the explosive remnants of war, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) delivered 12 bomb disposal kits to the turmoil-wracked country, the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Tuesday.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Youth falls to death from closed Delhi pub
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An unidentified youth died after falling from a pub, closed in the sealing drive, on the fourth floor of a building here on Tuesday, police said.
2018-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre-right government impossible, says Italy's Five-Star party leader
Rome, April 25 (IANS/AKI) The centre-right no longer has any hope of forming a coalition government in Italy, the populist Five Star Movement's leader Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday after talks with lower house of parliament Speaker Roberto Fico aimed at ending Italy's post-election political stalemate.
2018-04-25
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Rajnath, Chhattisgarh CM discuss Maoist situation
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh to review the state's Maoist situation even as the ministry said Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) violence was declining across the country, an official statement said.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Dhaka-Siliguri-Kathmandu buses arrive in India on trial run
Siliguri, April 24 (IANS) Marking a fresh leap in vehicular communication among three neighbouring nations, two buses on trial run from Dhaka crossed over into India at Phulbari on way to Kathmandu on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
IDFC Bank's standalone Q4 net profit down 76%
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Lending major IDFC Bank on Tuesday reported a decline of 76 per cent in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter of 2017-18.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Kerala woman confesses to poisoning parents, daughter
Kannur (Kerala), April 24 (IANS) A woman was arrested here on Tuesday night after she confessed of killing her parents and her nine-year-old daughter by poisoning them in a gap of four months this year, police said.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC asks Centre, states to eradicate leprosy, remove discriminatory laws
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Central and state governments to work for eradication of curable leprosy, and remove provisions from laws that discriminate against and stigmatise those affected from the disease.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
SRB meeting to decide Manu Sharma's release postponed
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A meeting of the Sentence Review Board (SRB) of the Tihar Central Jail here was postponed on Tuesday in the absence of permission from Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain, who was to chair it to decide on a proposal to release Jassica Lall murder convict Manu Sharma.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi government finished Panchayati Raj system: Congress
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan on Tuesday, the Congress party said the Modi government has systematically finished the Panchayati Raj System by starving Panchayats of funds.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fortis receives 'improved' offers from IHH and Radiant
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare (FHL) on Tuesday said that it has received two "improved" offers from IHH Healthcare Berhad and KKR-backed Radiant Life Care.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Pradhan requests Prabhu to set up airport at Paradip
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday requested Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to set up an airport in Odisha's industrial town Paradip.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress won't be able to win alone, federal front necessary: Mamata
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Congress alone won't be able to win the 2019 General Elections and urged it to be more flexible in seat sharing with the regional parties so as to confront the BJP in one-on one fights.
2018-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India fourth most tolerant country, says survey
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) On the global map, India is fourth most tolerant country after Canada, followed by China and Malaysia, suggests a new survey.
2018-04-24
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Religion
Italy sends medical kits to Niger
Rome, April 24 (IANS/AKI) With support from the UN, Italy has flown 15 tonnes of medical supplies and drugs to Niger to treat the country's main infectious diseases, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine,Diplomacy
I-T raids on 11 contractors in poll-bound Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Income Tax officials on Tuesday raided offices and homes of 11 government contractors in Bengaluru and Mysuru in poll-bound Karnataka for alleged tax evasion, a senior official said.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India keeps off SCO joint communique backing China's OBOR project
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) India on Tuesday stayed clear of the joint communique by the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Summit (SCO) supporting China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project.
2018-04-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Hanging to death not as inhuman as lethal injection, Government to SC
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that death by hanging is not as "barbaric, inhuman and cruel" as an execution by firing squad or lethal injection.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL-2018: Disciplined Mumbai restrict Hyderabad to 118
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Mumbai Indians rode on a disciplined effort on the field to restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad to a paltry 118 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Parliament not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary on Tuesday raised many eyebrows by saying that "not just film industry and other work spaces, even Parliament is not immune to the casting couch".
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress' decision on impeachment motion was not correct: Mamata
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Congress' decision to bring an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dipak Misra was incorrect and clarified that her party did not support the move.
2018-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
2,407 candidates file nominations for Karnataka Assembly polls
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) A record number of 2,407 candidates have filed nominations for the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections, with a whopping 1,280 of them doing on Tuesday, the last date to enter the fray.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Udinese fire head coach Oddo, bring in Tudor
Rome, April 24 (IANS) Italian top-division football club Udinese on Tuesday fired head coach Massimo Oddo and named ex-Juventus defender Igor Tudor of Croatia as his replacement.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Bengal's coastal security review seeks expeditious implementation of schemes
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Expeditious implementation of coastal security schemes, such as coastal mapping and monitoring of fish landing points in West Bengal, were discussed at a high-level review meeting here on Tuesday, an official statement said.
2018-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Champions League: Bayern, Madrid in battle of European elite (Preview)
Madrid, April 24 (IANS) Former champions FC Bayern Munich and record title holders Real Madrid will clash in the first leg of what is probably the most interesting semi-final of this season's UEFA Champions League here on Wednesday night.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Morocco hosts international fair to boost agricultural cooperation
Rabat, April 24 (IANS/MAP) Morocco's annual International Agriculture Fair kicked off on Tuesday in the northern city of Meknes with the participation of nearly 70 countries.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Kroos highlights Real's game-changing capabilities ahead of Bayern clash
Munich, April 24 (IANS) Real Madrid's Toni Kroos on Tuesday said that the team's extensive experience is what allows the Blancos -- even if they are losing -- to change the tempo of a game and pull off a win in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Costa absent from final Atletico training ahead of travel for Arsenal tie
Majadahonda (Spain), April 24 (IANS) Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa was on Tuesday the most noticeable absentee from the Spanish football team's final training session before travelling to London for an upcoming Europa League clash against Arsenal.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Electricity to all MP villages by October: CM
Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday claimed all villages in the state will be electrified by October and Rs 2 lakh crore spent on development of tribals in five years.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Murder accused arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A person absconding after committing a murder over a parking dispute has been arrested, police said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese Vice President meets Pakistani Foreign Minister
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on Tuesday met visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif here, vowing to promote bilateral ties to a new high.
2018-04-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
HC seeks Airtel response on contempt plea over IPL campaign
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked telecom major Bharti Airtel to file response on a contempt plea moved by rival Reliance Jio, alleging that Bharti's campaign for IPL violates the previous order.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,IPL-2018
Odisha announces summer vacation for schools
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday announced summer vacation in schools from Wednesday in view of the blistering heat wave conditions across the state.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Construction work for Jewar airport to commence by the end of 2018
New Delhi/Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) The construction work for the second international airport in the national capital region (NCR) -- the Jewar airport -- will commence by the end of 2018.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Srikanth, Sindhu, Saina aim to continue good work at Asia Championships (Preview)
Wuhan (China), April 24 (IANS) Top seed Kidambi Srikanth will face Kenta Nishimoto of Japan while third seed P.V Sindhu will take on Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei in their opening games of the Badminton Asia Championships here on Wednesday.
2018-04-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Hero MotoCorp raises prices
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp on Tuesday made an upward revision in the ex-showroom prices of its motorcycles and scooters with immediate effect.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi to spearhead BJP poll campaign in Karnataka from May 1
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spearhead the BJP campaign for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls and is likely to address over 15 rallies in the state starting from Udupi on May 1, party sources said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Siddaramaiah faces BJP's Sreeramulu in Karnataka's Badami seat
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Karnataka's Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday filed his nomination from Badami segment in Bagalkot district against BJP's tribal leader B. Sreeramulu for the May 12 Assembly elections.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Fractured finger rules Stanlake out of IPL 2018
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad paceman Billy Stanlake has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 season due to a fractured finger.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
SC stops construction in illegal Delhi colonies
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday halted all construction, not in confirmity with building bye laws, in 1,797 unauthorised colonies in the national capital.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
TOP EU leader backs terminally ill British baby's transfer to Italy
Brussels, April 24 (IANS/AKI) European Union Parliament President Antonio Tajani on Tuesday said that seriously ill 23-month-old British baby Alfie Evans should receive further treatment, possibly in Italy, after his life-support was withdrawn by a British hospital.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Indian wins $1 million in Dubai
Dubai, April 24 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian national has won $1 million in Dubai's Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion.
2018-04-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Congress 'JanMitras' in Gujarat to connect people with party
Gandhinagar, April 24 (IANS) In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, the Congress is gearing up for a better public connect through a number of "JanMitras" (public friends) at the booth level.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
IPR allows seed companies to recover R&D investment: US official
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of seed companies is necessary owing to huge expenditure made in research and development (R&D), a senior US official said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Fake documents racket busted in Bengal, one arrested
Siliguri, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal CID seized several forged mark sheets, certificates and rubber stamps of different educational institutions as it busted a fake document racket in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district and arrested one person, a senior officer said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
United Nations, OECD launch joint jobs plan for refugees
Geneva, April 24 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR and the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Tuesday unveiled a path-breaking action plan to boost employment opportunities for refugees, the organisations said.
2018-04-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Jagran Film Festival expands footprint in ninth edition
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Travelling film fest, Jagran Film Festival (JFF), will take place across 18 cities -- including Agra and Gorakhpur -- in its ninth edition.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian singer reprises Whitney Houston's song
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Singer Dhvani Bhanushali, who made her foray into Bollywood with the song "Ishtehaar", has paid a tribute to late international songstress Whitney Houston by reprising her popular song "I will always love you".
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Khurshid says Congress has blood on its hands, party disagrees
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday stepped into a controversy by saying that there is "blood on the hands of the Congress", a remark later dubbed as "unfounded" by his party.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
37 Maoists, including 19 women, killed in Maharashtra operations (Roundup)
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 24 (IANS) As many as 19 women, including a commander, are among 37 Maoists gunned down in two pitched battles by the Maharashtra Police in the forests of the state's Gadchiroli in the past 48 hours, eliminating at least four top commanders and virtually shattering the backbone of the rebels, a top police official said here on Tuesday evening.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi to host comedy fest
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi is set to host 18 stand-up comedians at the BAK BAK Comedy Festival this weekend.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Assam's low per capita income is a concern: Finmin
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The low per capita income of Assam is a concern and structural reforms are needed to improve the state's health, education and economic indicators, the Union Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India to frame e-commerce policy
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian government has decided to set up a task force to finalise a policy on the e-commerce sector in the country, an official announced on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC rejects opposition's petitions, asks SEC to discuss security arrangements
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday disposed off the petitions filed by BJP, Congress and PDS)complaining about the West Bengal Panchayat poll nomination process but asked the State Election Commission to discuss the issue of security arrangements during the election with all the important stakeholders.
2018-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sushma Swaraj lambasts Pakistan at SCO meet
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for sheltering terrorists and urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to act against the countries that promote terrorism.
2018-04-24
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Modi, Xi may arrive at consensus on 'outstanding issues', boundary row
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) China on Tuesday said President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may arrive at some important consensus to resolve the "outstanding issues", including the boundary row when they meet at the "unprecedented" two-day summit in Chinese central city of Wuhan.
2018-04-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
IPL-2018: Unchanged Mumbai opt to field vs Hyderabad
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Street food major causes of illness in India: Goa minister
Panaji, April 24 (IANS) Street food is a major cause for sickness in India, Goa's Urban Development Minister Francis D'Souza said on Tuesday, promising a crackdown on illegally operating street food carts in urban areas.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
86% NCR residents cite lack of severe punishment for sexual harassment: Study
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Lack of severe punishment is considered as the most rampant cause of sexual harassment by 86 per cent respondents in the NCR region, as per as study.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Singaporean PM announces big Cabinet reshuffle
Singapore, April 24 (IANS) Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced here on Tuesday the biggest Cabinet reshuffle affecting nearly all his 16 ministries in an effort to let the fourth-generation ministers shoulder more responsibilities.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Expedite infrastructural projects, Rajnath orders at IDA meet
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh ordered the expeditious implementation of key infrastructure projects in Lakshadweep, and the Andaman and Nicobar islands to ensure maximum benefits to the local populace.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi to host to comedy fest
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi is set to host 18 stand-up comedians at the BAK BAK Comedy Festival this weekend.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
ED freezes Rs 48 cr assets of Kanishk Gold
Chennai/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has frozen properties worth Rs 48 crore of Chennai-based Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd and others in connection with its ongoing probe in a multi-crore bank fraud, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New industrial policy soon: Prabhu
Gurugram, April 24 (IANS) Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said that soon a new industrial policy will be introduced and would encourage establishment of industry in rural areas.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
FIH chief Batra apologises for criticising UK police
Lausanne, April 24 (IANS) International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Narinder Batra has apologised for his criticism of the UK police for summoning former India captain Sardar Singh during the Hero Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final London in June 2017, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Monte-Carlo finalist Nishikori looking to get back in top 10
Barcelona, Spain, April 24 (IANS) Japan's Kei Nishikori on Tuesday confirmed that his goal is to return to the top 10 of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings, following his recovery from a wrist injury that kept him off the court for around six months.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
2,407 in fray for Karnataka assembly polls
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) A record number of 2,407 candidates are in the fray for the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections, as per the nominations received by the Election Commission till Tuesday, the last day for filing nominations.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Rouhani warns Trump against walking away from n-deal
Tehran, April 24 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday warned his US counterpart Donald Trump that abandoning a nuclear deal that the Tehran government signed with world powers in 2015 would lead to "serious consequences".
2018-04-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Ranbir Kapoor doesn't think his life is 'inspiring'
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor says he won't mind someone making a film on his life, but he feels it's not inspiring enough.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Travel Bazaar in Jaipur put Rajasthan on global tourism map'
Jaipur, April 24 (IANS) The 10th edition of The Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) concluded here on Tuesday, during the course of which almost 11,000 meetings were held over two day between buyers and sellers, officials said.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy
SunSource to set up 2.5MW solar plant at Jamia Millia university
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Solar solutions provider SunSource Energy said on Tuesday that it is on course to set up a 2.5MW solar rooftop plant at Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, by the end of June 2018.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Van mows down 10 on Toronto sidewalk, driver arrested
Toronto, April 24 (IANS) Ten persons have been killed and 15 injured after a man ploughed a rental van through pedestrians on a city sidewalk here. The driver was arrested after a tense standoff with police.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi for social movement against sexual crimes, launches Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (Roundup)
Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a social movement for protecting girls in the wake of increasing rapes reported from different parts of the country and said families have to teach their sons to become responsible.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Left-back Hector inks two-year contract extension with Cologne
Berlin, April 24 (IANS) German left-back Jonas Hector inked a new contract extension despite Cologne's almost certain relegation, the Bundesliga football club confirmed.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
It's just a bend, not the end: Ranbir Kapoor on career choices
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, who has showcased his versatility in a variety of roles but whose recent films have not fared well at the box office, says he keeps reminding himself that it is just a bend and not the end.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man held with 30 smuggled gold bars in Manipur
Imphal, April 24 (IANS) The anti-smuggling wing of Manipur's Customs Directorate on Monday arrested a man along with 30 gold bars, an official said.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sitharaman meets Chinese Defence Minister
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday met her Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers' meeting here.
2018-04-24
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Tips to prevent text neck
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Pain in the neck from too much mobile usage? Keep changing hands and hold cellphone at the eye level to avoid it, say experts.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2019 World Cup: India to face Pakistan on June 16
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) India will take on Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 16 at Old Trafford, a BCCI official said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Stay humble, lovable: B-Town tells Varun Dhawan on 31st birthday
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) As Varun Dhawan turned 31 on Tuesday, Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor and Shoojit Sircar wished him success and expressed hope his innocence and humility alive.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brother registers forgery case against Hina Rabbani Khar
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) The brother of Pakistan's former Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has filed a forgery case against her and their father.
2018-04-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held in Noida for murder of realtor Moti Goel
Noida, April 24 (IANS) Two men involved in the murder of realtor Moti Goel have been arrested, police said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Swimmer Park Tae-hwan returns home for national team trials
Incheon (South Korea), April 24 (IANS) Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan returned home from his Australian training camp on Tuesday to compete for a spot on the national team.
2018-04-24
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
J&K cabinet nod to ordinance on death penalty for child rapists
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft of an amendment to be submitted to the state's Governor for promulgation of an ordinance, which provides for death penalty to rapists of children.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govind Namdev reunites with Govinda in film
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Veteran actor Govind Namdev says he is happy to work with actor Govinda after 26 years, this time for "Raju Rangeela" directed by Pahlaj Nihalani.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 29 percent of India's area under degradation: Minister
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As much as 29.32 per cent of India's total geographic area is under degradation, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Lenovo launches two new fitness devices in India
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Chinese electronic major Lenovo on Tuesday launched two new fitness trackers -- HX03F Spectra and HX03 Cardio -- in India.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Humbled that 'Nakkash' is being shown at Cannes: Inaamulhaq
Cannes, April 24 (IANS) Actor Inaamulhaq, known for films like "Filmistaan" and "Airlift", says he is excited as his first lead role in the forthcoming movie titled "Nakkash" has found space in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
2018-04-24
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
SC agrees to examine IPC section relating to disclosing rape victims's identity
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court, while questioning how the identity of minor or unsound mind rape victims could be disclosed, on Tuesday said it would examine the aspect related to the Indian Penal Code's Section 228-A, dealing with identity of victims of sexual offences.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Challenging Naidu's decision on impeachment suicidal: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday termed the Congress' decision to move Supreme Court against the rejection of impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra as "suicidal".
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US experts train Maharashtra officials in 'value-based public procurement'
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA), in partnership with Maharashtra government, launched a three-day workshop to train over 100 local procurement officials on "value-based public procurement practices", an official said here on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Saroj Khan sparks fresh row on casting couch, apologises
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan's brazen comment that the casting couch "provides livelihood at least" in showbiz received a divided response. For some, it's the bitter truth and some found her comment derogatory. She later retracted and apologised
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Life terms to 10 for lynching in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 24 (IANS) A court on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to 10 persons convicted of lynching a person in Bokaro district of Jharkhand in 2017 after suspecting him of kidnapping children.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SCO meeting: Sitharaman calls for zero tolerance towards terrorism
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sithraman on Tuesday called upon members countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to adopt a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism which she said is the biggest threat to peaceful societies.
2018-04-24
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals saved Rs 200 cr in costs
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Consumer electricals major Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd has saved costs around Rs 200 crore over the past two years by standardisation of products, knocking off the features that add no value and also use alternative materials, said a top company official.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Global cues, index heavyweights lift equities; metals slump (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday closed with humble gains riding on broadly positive global markets, coupled with expectations of healthy quarterly corporate earnings and healthy buying in oil and gas, banking and capital goods stocks.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India's World Cup opener against South Africa on June 5, 2019
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) In a bid to maintain the Lodha Committee recommendation, which says a mandatory 15-day gap is required between the Indian Premier League (IPL) final and any international match, India will have to open their 2019 ICC World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5, 2019.
2018-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Girl 'touched inappropriately' by Nepali peacekeepers in South Sudan
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) Nepali peacekeepers have been accused of touching "inappropriately" a teenager in South Sudan and not of rape, according to the UN mission there.
2018-04-24
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Singer Badal wants to try different genres
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Punjabi pop singer Badal, who is enjoying positive response to his debut single "Trip", says he doesnt want to stick to one style, and explore various creative realms.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Myths, tips for healthy hair in summer
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Summer can bring in several hair woes. From using right serum to brushing in a proper way, experts say there are easy ways to tame your mane.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bharti Airtel's fourth quarter net profit drops 78%
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Bharti Airtel's consolidated net profit for the January-March (fourth) quarter of 2017-18 dropped by 77.8 per cent, a company statement said here on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
US doctors perform world's first penile, scrotum transplant
New York, April 24 (IANS) In a first, doctors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US have successfully transplanted a penis and scrotum on a war veteran who had suffered injuries while deployed in Afghanistan.
2018-04-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Four militants, two security men killed in J&K forest shootout (Third Lead)
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Four JeM militants and two security personnel were killed on Tuesday in an gunfight in a forested area in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Xiaomi becomes India's Apple, logs record 31% market share in Q1
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Xiaomi has once again topped the Indian smartphone market, with two global market research firms on Tuesday reporting an over 31 per cent market share for the Chinese smartphone maker -- a whopping 155 per cent annual shipment growth -- in the first quarter of 2018.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
World Bank to lend $210 mn for rural roads in Madhya Pradesh
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian government has signed a $210 million loan agreement with the World Bank to improve the rural roads in Madhya Pradesh, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
IHH submits 'improved offer' to invest directly in Fortis Healthcare
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Tuesday said that it has received an "improved offer" from IHH Healthcare Berhad to directly invest in the company.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
J&K Police to move court against defence lawyer in Kathua case
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police Crime Branch on Tuesday decided to approach a court against a defence lawyer in the Kathua rape-murder case for allegedly "circulating twisted facts" on the matter, informed sources said.
2018-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident

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