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Highlights of Cabinet nod to pay panel recommendations on allowances for central government staff
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Following are highlights of the approval given by the Cabinet to the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on allowances with some modifications.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Cabinet clears six-laning of Chakeri-Allahabad highway
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved six-laning of Chakeri-Allahabad section of National Highway-2 (NH-2) in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
GJM rallies Gorkha kids on Darjeeling streets, sporadic violence reported
Darjeeling, June 28 (IANS) Amid reports of sporadic violence in the north Bengal hills, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Wednesday took out a pro-Gorkhaland rally with Gorkha children in Darjeeling, even as state governor K.N. Tripathi urged all stakeholders to find a solution to the vexed issue through discussions.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Arrogance of AAP government to blame for violence in assembly: BJP
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday attacked the Delhi government, saying the arrogance of Delhi government and AAP was responsible for the violence and anarchy in the Delhi Assembly after two men created ruckus in the assembly alleging corruption and shouted slogans against Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
West Bengal Governor urges Centre, state and GJM to solve Darjeeling unrest
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Expressing concern about the situation of unrest in the north Bengal hills, West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi on Wednesday urged the Centre, state government and the GJM to find a solution through discussion.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Vivo unveils first under display fingerprint technology
Shanghai, June 28 (IANS) Aiming to take on tech giants Samsung and Apple, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Wednesday launched the industry-first under display fingerprint technology that will strike out the need of a physical button to unlock the device.
2017-06-28
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi to visit Gujarat on Thursday
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat for two days from Thursday during which he will attend a number of programmes in different areas and unveil some projects.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cabinet gives in-principle nod to divest bleeding Air India (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Moving ahead on the proposal for privatisation, the Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its in-principle approval for divestment of Air India, whose debt has mounted to Rs 50,000 crore besides huge losses.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FICCI Arise cautions schools on revised fee payment
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The FICCI Alliance for Re-Imagining School Education (FICCI Arise) on Wednesday advised schools to be extra sensitive towards students and parents with regard to payment of revised fees.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
India top health sector provider to UN
United Nations, June 28 (IANS) India, which plays the role of the world's pharmacy by producing affordable drugs, was the top supplier in the health sector to the UN system last year with total sales of nearly $804 million in pharmaceuticals and medical services, according to a report by the world body.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
US Vice President lauds SpiceJet for $22 bn Boeing order
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Following US President Donald Trump's praise of Indian carrier SpiceJet for creating jobs in America, Vice President Mike Pence has also lauded the low-cost Indian carrier for creating thousands of jobs in his country.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Celebs, activists hit Kolkata streets against lynchings
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) A large number of activists, film personalities, poets, writers, musicians and studnets on Wednesday staged a protest here against mob lynchings.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata government to give rebates on cinema tickets in GST regime
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday decided to give rebates on regional cinema tickets in the upcoming Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime so that the effective tax rate will remain at par with the existing two per cent entertainment tax, a senior minister said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Will urge LG to give ownership rights to gram sabha land allottees: Kejriwal
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that he, along with all party MLAs, will approach Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and request him to give ownership right to the people allotted plots of gram sabha land under the Centre's 20-point programme.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress criticises sending 2 men to jail over Delhi Assembly ruckus
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday condemned the "harsh punishment" handed out to two men, who created a ruckus in the Delhi Assembly alleging corruption by the Delhi government, saying it was against the spirit of "democratic values".
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Why is PM silent over use of 'Indian-administered J&K' by US: Congress
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Congress party on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for their silence over the use of the term "Indian-administered Kashmir" in a US government order and asked whether it was a "sell-out of national interests".
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Meghalaya traditional chiefs, women's groups demand action in Delhi Golf Club issue
Shillong, June 28 (IANS) Traditional chiefs and women's groups in Meghalaya on Wednesday voiced their anger over the the Delhi Golf Club issue where a woman wearing a Jainsem, a dress worn by the indigenous Khasi women, was asked to leave.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka grants Rs 3.18 crore to 12 start-ups
Bengaluru, June 28 (IANS) The Karnataka IT and Biotechnology department on Wednesday granted Rs 3.18 crore to fund 12 start-ups in the areas of agriculture, biotechnology, security, communications and robotics.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
New oil, gas auction policy, data repository launched
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Come July 1 and India's oil and gas companies will be able to select exploration blocks on their own, without waiting for a formal bid round from the government, thanks to the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) launched on Wednesday by Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan who hoped to award the fresh blocks by December.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Break silence on Chinese troop incursions: Congress to government
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday questioned the Modi government's silence on China's move to stop Indian pilgrims from travelling to Kailash Mansarovar and incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory, and demanded its response.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Over 600 migrants, baby's corpse reach Sicily
Rome, June 28 (IANS/AKI) A rescue shop docked in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo on Wednesday with more than 600 migrants on board as well as the body of a newborn baby, Italian officials said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suicide bombers are no martyrs: Pope
Vatican City, June 28 (IANS/AKI) Calling suicide bombers "martyrs" is an affront to Christians, Pope Francis told pilgrims attending his general audience in Rome's St Peter's Square on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Terrorism
Cabinet nod to pay panel recommendations on allowances, to benefit 48 lakh employees
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Over 34 lakh central government employees and 14 lakh defence personnel will get enhanced house rent and other allowances, including special allowances in hardship postings like Siachen, that will cost the exchequer Rs 30,748 crore a year.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Youngster Alena signs new Barca deal
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) FC Barcelona have renewed the contract of promising young midfielder Carles Alena until the end of June 2020, the Spanish football giants confirmed on their official website on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Hundreds protest in Delhi against lynchings, communal divide
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Hundreds of people, including film stars and social activists, on Wednesday gathered at Jantar Mantar here to protest against the recent incidents of lynching of minorities and Dalits, particularly in BJP-ruled states.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
LT Foods sets up plant in Europe to popularise 'Daawat' rice
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) In a bid to popularise its 'Daawat' brand of rice in Europe, LT Foods on Wednesday commenced operations of its first rice processing plant at Rotterdam, Netherlands, which has been set up with an investment of $15 million.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Odisha approves plan for police modernization
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday approved an action plan for 2017-18 for police modernization, with the focus on strengthening the anti-Maoist and anti-criminal operations.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Vodafone India partners with HMD Global for Nokia smartphones
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Vodafone India on Wednesday announced its partnership with Finnish technology company HMD Global for their newly launched Nokia-Android smartphones.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HP officials colluding with hotel owners in Kasauli
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said officials of the town planning department of Himachal Pradesh were hand in gloves with the owners of hotels and resorts in Kasauli engaged in unauthorized construction.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Two men disrupt Delhi Assembly proceedings, allege corruption by AAP
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Two men, who claimed to be AAP members, disrupted Delhi Assembly proceedings for some time on Wednesday when they threw printed slips of paper alleging corruption by the Delhi government and shouted slogans against Minister Satyendar Jain. The two were taken in custody.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CA warns players not to play exhibition matches
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Cricket Australia's (CA) team performance manager Pat Howard has written a strongly worded email, warning all international and national cricketers of a six-month suspension if found playing in any exhibition matches.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Americans form 50 per cent of Wipro techies in US
Bengaluru, June 28 (IANS) About 50 per cent or 7,000 of the 14,000 techies of Wipro Ltd in the US were Americans, said the global software major on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
Put location, work roster of safai karamcharis on website: Delhi HC
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that the location and time-wise work roster as well as identity of each safai karamchari working under civic bodies should be put up on their website and at the site which a worker is assigned.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Fitch Ratings maintains negative outlook on banking sector
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Fitch Ratings maintained the negative outlook on the Indian banking sector based on an assessment on the sector's core capitalisation, a top official of the ratings agency said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mamata slams 'unnecessary hurry' on GST, says TMC to boycott roll-out event
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Raising concerns over the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the "unnecessary disastrous hurry" to roll-out the pan-India tax regime is "another epic blunder" of the Centre, after the demonetisation move.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
FIFA report nails England malpractices in 2018 World Cup bid
Moscow, June 28 (IANS) Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron asked South Korean football officials to trade votes seeking to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup bid, in a violation of FIFA rules, a report by the game's world governing body on the inquiry into the bidding process has said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Atletico president says Saul Ñiguez won't be going anywhere
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo said on Wednesday that midfielder Saul Ñiguez, whose performance at the Under-21 European Championship is rousing interest in other clubs, has a long term contract and is set to stay with Atletico.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Women's World Cup: India favourites against West Indies
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Fresh after a 35-run victory over strong title contenders England in their opening encounter of the ongoing Women's Cricket World Cup, India have displayed a swagger and quick moves on the field that make them look ominous.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tite to visit Sochi, Brazil's possible headquarters in 2018 World Cup
Kazakhstan, June 28 (IANS) Brazil national coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as Tite, arrived in Russia on Wednesday to attend the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final match between Chile and Portugal, with an eye on the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Kazakhstan,Sports,Football
UK prosecutors charge 6 persons over 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster
London, June 28 (IANS) Prosecutors in the United Kingdom on Wednesday brought criminal charges against six people, including two former senior police officers, in relation to a spectator crush that killed 96 people in the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Cabinet approves 7th Pay Commission recommendations with 34 changes
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission (CPC) related to allowances, with 34 modifications - in a decision that will benefit 34 lakh civilian employees and 14 lakh defence personnel.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Domestic airlines offer monsoon special fares
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With the arrival of the monsoon season, major domestic airlines have announced special fares starting as low as Rs 699.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Would love to work with Smriti Irani again: Ekta Kapoor
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) TV tzarina Ekta Kapoor, who made actress-turned-politician Smriti Irani into a household name through the role of Tulsi in popular TV show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", says she would love to work with her again.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Death toll in Pakistani oil tanker fire reaches 162
Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) The death toll in the oil tanker fire in Pakistan's Punjab province has risen to 162, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod for India-US MoU on homeland security
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) between India and the US on homeland security.
2017-06-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nepal votes in second phase of local polls
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) Nepal on Wednesday voted in the second round of local elections with 70.5 per cent turnout to choose municipal and village councils, the Election Commission said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cabinet approves India-Israel MoU on water conservation
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel next week, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave the nod for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both countries on water conservation.
2017-06-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan criticizes India-US statement targeting Islamabad
Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday said an India-US joint statement asking Islamabad not to allow cross-border terror attacks from its soil won't help achieve durable peace in South Asia.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cabinet hikes Siachen hardship allowance for forces
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday announced a hike in hardship allowance for soldiers serving in Siachen, increasing it above the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Sacked Congress leader vows for 'Pappu-mukt' India
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Congress leader Vinay Pradhan, who was sacked as the party's Meerut District President for describing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as "Pappu" in a WhatsApp message, on Wednesday said he, along with other aggrieved Congress members, will soon launch a campaign to make India "Pappu-mukt" (free of Pappu).
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet gives in-principle nod to divest bleeding Air India
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Moving ahead on the proposal for privatisation, the Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its in-principle approval for divestment of Air India, whose debt has mounted to Rs 50,000 crore besides huge losses.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian held for smuggling 120 kg hashish
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) An Indian truck driver in possession of 120 kg of hashish was arrested from Nepal's Hetauda city on Wednesday, police said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Textile traders extend 3-day strike against GST
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The ongoing three-day strike of textile traders against imposition of GST, was on Wednesday extended till June 30 after getting support from the Bhartiya Udyog Vypar Mandal which has also called for a trade shutdown on that day.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on allowances, with 34 modifications.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Police save mentally unstable man who climbed electric pole
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Delhi Police on Wednesday saved the life of a mentally unstable person, who had climbed an over 50-feet high-voltage electric pole in the national capital.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
210 arrested in Haryana after surprise raids
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) At least 210 people have been arrested from various places following multiple raids conducted by special teams of the Haryana Chief Minister's Flying Squad, a police officer said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Smartphones boost retail website traffic by 45.3%: Report
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With smartphones playing a key role in driving website traffic in India, the retail sector was the most visited, with an annual growth rate of 45.3 per cent in 2016, says a report.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Monsoon to hit Delhi, northwest India in 48 hours
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Monsoon rains are expected to lash Delhi within two days, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Why did PM not protest over 'Indian-administered J&K' while in US, asks Congress
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Congress party on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for their silence over use of the phrase 'Indian-administered Kashmir' in a US government order, and asked whether it was a "selling out of national interests".
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
300 stranded as Centre blocks Pakistani train
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Nearly 300 pilgrims, mostly SIkhs, from different parts of India were stranded at the Attari railway station near Amritsar on Wednesday after the Centre didn't allow a special train from Pakistan that was to ferry them to that country to enter India.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
SoundBot launches Bluetooth speaker at Rs 1,990
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) California-based SoundBot on Wednesday launched Bluetooth speaker "SB571" in India at a price of Rs 1,990.
2017-06-28
Category: International, India,Technology
No deferring GST launch: Jaitley
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Yet again ruling out deferring the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday appealed to the opposition parties, their MPs and states where these parties run the governments to attend the midnight launch of the new tax law in Parliament on June 30.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
My ideology has an edge over ideology of NDA nominee: Meira Kumar
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday said her ideology of inclusiveness and democratic values has an edge over the ideology represented by NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Qatar condemns Saudi refusal to negotiate demands
Doha, June 28 (IANS) Qatar on Wednesday denounced Saudi Arabia for its refusal to negotiate the demands presented by Riyadh and three allies to end the diplomatic row with the emirate.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy
NATO says 2017 defence spending to rise 4.3%, excluding US
Brussels, June 28 (IANS) Defence spending contributions from NATO's European allies and Canada are expected to rise 4.3 per cent in 2017, marking the third annual upward trend in the sector, the organisation's secretary-general said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lynchings, beef-ban not to figure in talks with Shah: Goa BJP
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) Issues like lynching and beef ban would not be discussed with BJP national president Amit Shah when he visits Goa on July 1-2, state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kudankulam n-plant II restarts power generation
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) The second 1,000 MW atomic power unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) restarted generation on Wednesday morning, said an official of the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL).
2017-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Junaid's killing: Four more arrested in Haryana
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Police have arrested four more people in connection with the killing of 17-year-old Muslim youth Junaid on a train near Ballabhgarh in Haryana's Faridabad district. But the main accused, who stabbed the victim, continues to be at large.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Special Kolkata screening of Amartya Sen documentary on July 10
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) A documentary on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, which was filmed for 15 years by director Suman Ghosh, will be specially screened here on July 10 in the presence of the celebrated economist, according to a statement.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Naidu to issue advisory over Delhi Golf Club incident
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said his ministry will issue an advisory to the Delhi Golf Club after its staff asked a Meghalaya woman to leave the club for wearing Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasi women.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Ed Sheeran announces European tour dates
London, June 28 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran has announced details of an European stadium tour for 2018.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rains bring down mercury in Himachal
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply on Wednesday due to widespread rain, with Hamirpur town recording the highest rainfall of 64 mm in the state, the weather office said.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
New format of Pro Kabaddi League announced
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), starting July 28, the organisers on Wednesday revealed the new format of the tournament here.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Vacancies in Aptel create problems for us, SC to government
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government when it was going to appoint judicial and technical members of the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (Aptel) so that the tribunal could function to its full strength.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Facebook deletes 66,000 hateful posts per week
San Francisco, June 28 (IANS) Facebook has said that over the past two months, it has removed roughly 66,000 posts on average per week that were identified as hate speech.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Modi to visit Israel next month
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Israel from July 4 to 6, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday, as the Middle Eastern country's embassy here welcomed the first ever prime ministerial visit from India.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Rs 500 cr ponzi scam naming SRK, Nawaz under CBI lens
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday said it has registered a case on the alleged Rs 500 crore online ponzi scam involving the Ghaziabad-based Webwork Trade Links Pvt Ltd in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CHRI demands judicial probe into death of Byculla jail inmate
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) on Wednesday demanded a judicial inquiry into the alleged torture and death of a 40-year-old inmate of Mumbais Byculla Jail last week and sought a commission to review the state of prisons nationwide.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod to in-principle divestment of Air India
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for Air India's stake divestment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CBDT signs Advance Pricing Agreements with Indian taxpayers
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into five unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with Indian taxpayers in June along with a bilateral APA involving the United Kingdom, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New oil, gas auction policy, data repository launched
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Come July 1 and India's oil and gas companies will be able to select exploration blocks on their own, without waiting for a formal bid round from the government, thanks to the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) launched on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Striker Traore joins Lyon on five-year contract
London, June 28 (IANS) English football giants Chelsea has confirmed the sale of striker Bertrand Traore to Olympique Lyon for 10 million euros ($11.3 million).
2017-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UCO Bank to raise Rs 3,000 cr capital, hopes to be profitable in FY19
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) State run lender UCO Bank, which is planning to raise Rs 3,000 crore capital in the current fiscal, is hoping to turn profitable in the next financial year, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Helicopter attack targets Venezuela's Supreme Court
Caracas, June 28 (IANS) A police helicopter dropped grenades on the Venezuelan Supreme Court in a daring attack escalating the months-long crisis engulfing the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Venezuela,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Child actor wins role of Lord Ganesha in TV show
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Child artist Usair Basar has been roped in to essay the character of Lord Ganesha in an upcoming show "Vignahartha Ganesha".
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Court records Indrani Mukerjea's statement on Mumbai prison riot
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Indrani Mukerjea, one of the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case and ex-media baron, on Wednesday informed a Special CBI Court that she was beaten up and threatened with sexual assault during the violence in Byculla Jail last Saturday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
InFocus launches Turbo 5 smartphone in India
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) American technology company InFocus on Wednesday launched its Turbo 5 smartphone powered by a 5000mAh battery for the Indian market.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kabaddi skipper Anup Kumar reveals recipe of successful captaincy
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Asserting the importance of maintaining composure during high pressure situations, Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise U Mumba skipper Anup Kumar on Wednesday said anger only results in more mistakes on the mat.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Cabinet nod to in-principle divestment of Air India stake
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for Air India stake divestment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Army withdrawn from the north Bengal hills
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The Army has been withdrawn from the north Bengal hills with improvement in the situation, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Amrita, I on same page about Sara's acting debut: Saif
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan says he is "fully supportive" of his daughter Sara's acting ambitions. He has clarified that rumours suggesting that he and his former wife Amrita Singh are on different pages regarding the issue, are "fictitious".
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
14-year-old tigress dies at Goa zoo
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old tigress "Sandhya", one of the oldest and most popular inmates of the state's only zoo at Bondla in south Goa, died on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
No evidence Russia tried to influence 2018 World Cup bid: FIFA
Moscow, June 28 (IANS) Russian officials did not attempt to influence the choice of the 2018 World Cup host country in their favour by offering gifts to members of the FIFA executive committee, a report by the world football's governing body on the inquiry into the bidding process has said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Narada CEO complains of harassment by Kolkata police
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Accusing Kolkata police of harassment in the name of interrogation, Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel on Wednesday claimed that the case against him was "planted and fabricated".
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
India not much affected by global ransomware attack yet: Prasad
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India has largely remained insulated so far from the massive ransomware attack that started in Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday and was spreading to other parts of world, including Asia, on Wednesday, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
GDA halts beautification project after protests
Ghaziabad, June 28 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Wednesday called off a beautification project following protests by land grabbers who were accused of illegally building a temple in a green belt.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Michael Bay likes to push boundaries of cinema
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) "Transformers: The Last Knight" director Michael Bay says he likes to push the "boundaries of cinema in terms of look, feel and sound" with all his projects.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Opposition parties may skip GST launch
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Major opposition parties are likely to skip the midnight launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the Central Hall of Parliament on June 30, sources in the parties said.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nitish always keeps nation first, says BJP leader
Raipur, June 28 (IANS) Amid cracks surfacing in Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance -- comprising Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress -- a senior BJP leader said he does not rule out another stint of the BJP-JD(U) regime in the state.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
China defends Pakistan, says it's fighting terror
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) China on Wednesday strongly defended Pakistan, after India and the US asked Islamabad to ensure that its territory was not used for cross-border terrorism.
2017-06-28
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
SAIC to launch MG brand, setup car manufacturing plant in India
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) China based automobile giant SAIC Motor Corp. on Wednesday said that it plans to launch the MG (Morris Garages) brand in India and setup a fully-owned car manufacturing facility in the country.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Players unhappy with ISL draft system: FPAI
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Most of the Indian players do not want to be part of the Indian Super League (ISL) draft scheduled next month, but they have no choice, the Football Players' Association of India (FPAI) has said.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Jeetendra happy with relaxed life, says daughter on his comeback
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Veteran actor Jeetendra is living a relaxed life, says his daughter Ekta Kapoor, who does not want to force him back into facing the camera.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Innovations in medicine needed to cure rare diseases: Doctors
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Calling for better health research in India, health experts, including those from the All India of Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Wednesday said that innovations in medicine alone can help cure rare diseases.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
PM Modi visiting Israel on July 4-6
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Israel on Wednesday said it warmly welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit - the first by an Indian Prime Minister - to Israel on July 4-6 at the invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Vizag schools to adopt Google future classroom solutions
Visakhapatnam, June 28 (IANS) Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL) on Wednesday announced a three-year partnership with IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd, a premier partner of Google for education, to provide holistic education solutions to the schools in this coastal city.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Education
Verma lone Indian survivor in Chinese Taipei Open
Taipei, June 28 (IANS) Shuttler Siril Verma remained the lone survivor for India in the Chinese Taipei Open after defeating Chiao Hao Lee of Taiwan in the second round of the men's singles competition here on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Sports,Badminton
Do's, don'ts before joining zumba classes
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) If you are interested in taking up zumba, be mindful of a few do's and don'ts -- wear the right clothes and light-weight sneakers, suggest experts.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Meira Kumar files nomination, asks electors to listen to conscience
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for the July 17 Presidential election, which she termed "a fight of ideology for democratic principles" and said she has appealed to members of the Electoral College to "listen to their conscience" and vote for her.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EU prolongs economic sanctions on Russia by 6 months
Brussels, June 28 (IANS) The European Union on Wednesday prolonged the economic sanctions on Russia for another six months for its role in the ongoing unrest in eastern Ukraine.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Online dating abuse likely to affect girls more: Study
New York, June 28 (IANS) Girls who experience problematic behaviours from an online dating partner -- such as monitoring, control, threats, pressure, or coercion using digital mediums -- are more prone to suffering severe emotional consequences than boys, a study says.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Three separatist leaders arrested, NIA to question them
Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) Three separatist leaders were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday and remained in preventive custody before being flown to Delhi for interrogation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
2017-06-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equities slip ahead of GST, derivatives expiry; Nifty snaps 9,500-level (Intro-roundup, correcting Para 2)
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) The Indian equity markets continued with their losing streak for the sixth consecutive session on Wednesday as investors remained spooked ahead of derivatives expiry a day later and execution of the country's biggest indirect tax reform -- Goods and Services Tax (GST) -- after two days.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China launches 'Asia's biggest' destroyer
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) China on Wednesday launched what it calls "the most advanced and largest warship in Asia", billing it as a major step forward in the modernisation of its navy.
2017-06-28
Category: International, China,Defence/Security
Ruckus in Delhi Assembly as two men allege corruption by AAP
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Two men, who claimed to be AAP members, created ruckus in the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday when they threw printed slips of paper alleging corruption by the Delhi government and shouted slogans against Minister Satyendar Jain. The two were taken in custody.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's domestic travel market to reach $48 bn by 2020: Report
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India's domestic travel market is expected to grow at 11-11.5 per cent to reach $48 billion by 2020, says a report.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Salman's 'Radio' gets Arabic twist
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Salman Khan's popular track "Radio" from his latest release "Tubelight" now has an Arabic version by Middle Eastern singer-songwriter Douzi.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Unions call for strike on August 22 against banking reforms, mergers
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has decided to strike work on August 22 against reforms in the banking sector, said a top leader of the All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
ED seizes Rs 1.59 crore assets of Pradip Kothari
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said it has seized moveable properties worth Rs 1.59 crore of industrialist Pradip D. Kothari under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
2017-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha government develops Real Time Flood Forecasting Model
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that his government has developed a Real Time Flood Forecasting Model for the entire Mahanadi river basin for better flood control.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RGV summoned for poking fun at Lord Ganesha
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has got summons for making fun of Lord Ganesha through his Twitter account.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Equities slip ahead of GST, derivatives expiry; Nifty snaps 9,500-level (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) The Indian equity markets continued with their losing streak for the sixth consecutive session on Wednesday as investors remained spooked ahead of derivatives expiry a day later and execution of the country's biggest indirect tax reform -- Goods and Services Tax (GST) -- after two days.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
My ideology has an edge over ideology of NDA nominee: Meira Kumar
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday said her ideology of inclusiveness and democratic values has an edge over the ideology represented by NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Latin American female tennis players lack discipline, says Gavaldon
Mexico City, June 28 (IANS) Mexico's Angelica Gavaldon, who competed on the WTA Tour from 1990 to 2000, said Latin America's women's tennis players were not performing well because they lack discipline.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Tennis
1993 blasts convict Mustafa Dossa dies before sentencing
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Smuggler and mafia operative Mustafa Ahmed Dossa, convicted by a Special TADA Court last week for his role in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, died shortly before he was to be sentenced here on Wednesday morning.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
This human enzyme may help find cure for dementia
New York, June 28 (IANS) Scientists have identified a naturally occurring human enzyme that can unravel protein aggregates that contribute to both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, a finding that can help develop new therapeutic strategy for these diseases, a study sayd.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indian students win global aerospace competition
Dehradun, June 28 (IANS) Students from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) here have left behind 39 teams from across the world by winning the first position at the global aerospace competition CanSat held in Texas, US, this year.
2017-06-28
Category: International, India,National,Science/Tech,Education
Humans may regenerate heart cells in future: Study
New York, June 28 (IANS) Communication between "heart genes" in sea anemones and ability of the genes to regenerate may help humans to develop new therapies to treat heart conditions, scientists have found.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC
Jammu, June 28 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops clashed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, military officials said.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Preparing for 'Rambo' will be exhausting, says Tiger Shroff
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff, who has been roped in for the Hindi remake of Hollywood action film "Rambo", says that preparing for the film will be exhausting as expectations will be high from the film.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Border standoff: China suspects India's 'hidden agenda' for Bhutan
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) China on Wednesday said the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops on the border smacked of New Delhi's "hidden agenda" of meddling in Bhutan's internal affairs.
2017-06-28
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cisco launches new version of its IoT platform
Las Vegas, June 28 (IANS) To meet the growing demand for IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, networking and security major Cisco on Tuesday launched a new model of its IoT connectivity platform -- the Jasper Control Center -- offering better analytics and greater security features.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
Ronaldo likely to stay, Mbappe move may be premature: Real president
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) There is "no reason to get too concerned" about Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid, the Spanish football club president Florentino Perez said, adding that it may be too soon to make a bid for French club Monaco's wonder kid Kylian Mbappe.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
HC notice to Punjab over move to allow liquor sale in hotels near highways
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Punjab government after the state assembly passed an amendment to the state excise act, allowing hotels, restaurants and clubs to serve liquor within 500 metres of highways.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fitness important for longer Kabaddi tournaments, says Anup Kumar
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise U Mumba skipper Anup Kumar on Wednesday emphasised the importance of maintaining fitness in the cash-rich league, which was expanded to a dozen teams this season.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Ukraine says cyberattack stopped
Kiev, June 28 (IANS) A massive global cyberattack which began in Ukraine against its institutions and corporate networks has been halted, authorities said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Ukraine,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vivo unveils first under display fingerprint technology
Shanghai, June 28 (IANS) Aiming to take on tech giants Samsung and Apple, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Wednesday launched the industry-first under display fingerprint technology that will strike out the need of a physical button to unlock the device.
2017-06-28
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
No obligations towards Neerja Bhanot's family: Fox Star Studios
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Fox Star Studios has no contractual obligations towards the family of the late Neerja Bhanot, it was stated on Wednesday in response to claims that the banner went back on its word of sharing 10 per cent of the net profit of the film "Neerja".
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Israeli Nobel laureates laud Modi
Lindau (Germany), June 28 (IANS) Excited over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Israel, Israeli Nobel laureates have called him "courageous" and "honest" and expressed confidence in his abilities to "fix" India.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Switzerland,Politics,Science/Tech,Diplomacy
Mukesh Ambani keeps salary unchanged at Rs 15 crore
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has kept his own salary unchanged at Rs 15 crore, said the company's annual report for 2016-17.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Palmeiras in bid for Brazil midfielder Diego Souza
Rio de Janeiro, June 28 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Diego Souza is close to joining reigning Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras from Sport Recife, according to media reports.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Namibia selects 22-man squad for 2017 Cosafa Cup
Windhoek (Namibia), June 28 (IANS) Namibia's football coach Ricardo Mannetti has announced a 22-man squad that will feature in the 2017 Cosafa Cup that is currently under way in South Africa.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Namibia,Sports,Football
Take cues from Disha Patani for beauty must haves in monsoon
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) It is important to have the right beauty bag in the monsoon just like any other season. Actress Disha Patani says that she loves rain and prefers to go for a dewy look with a pop of colours.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Give a modern makeover to your old accessories
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Making your old accessories look new can be quite tiresome and to spare themselves of the labour, people often end up spending more on the new trendy ones. But do you know that by adding the numbers or wearing them differently can make them look young and new?
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US Vice President Pence to visit India
Washington, June 28 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence has said he is planning to visit India.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Fourth set of nomination papers filed for Kovind
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) BJP leaders, including union ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu and Ananth Kumar, on Wednesday filed a fourth set of nomination papers on behalf of NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rujuta Diwekar's book, a sorted guideline for pregnancy
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) A mom-to-be is never too short on "Dos and Don'ts" pouring in, leaving her perplexed during the most important phase of her life. But now she has a rescuer in health expert Rujuta Diwekar's latest book that helps with tips for all those who are either planning to have a child, are pregnant or are nursing moms.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Malayalam superstar Dileep, Nadir Shah give police statement in actress kidnap case
Aluva (Kerala), June 28 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Dileep and actor-director Nadir Shah on Wednesday gave their statement to police here in the case of the kidnapping of a popular actress earlier this year.
2017-06-28
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kovind seeks support from PDP legislators
Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday sought support from legislators of the ruling PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Mamata raises concern over GST roll-out from July 1
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Raising concern over the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the unnecessary disastrous hurry will be an epic blunder of the Centre, after the demonetisation move.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
US speaking India's language: Pakistani minister
Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has accused the US of speaking India's language after Washington and New Delhi urged Islamabad not to let its territory be used for cross-border terror attacks.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Global Cloud Xchange partners with Sovereign Business Integration Group
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), on Wednesday announced a new partnership with data centre provider Sovereign Business Integration Group (Sovereign) to offer enterprises global connectivity via a direct interconnection between Sovereigns Tier III standard data centre facility in North London and the GCX Global Network.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Rain brings respite from heat in Delhi
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Rain in the national capital on Wednesday afternoon brought immediate respite to Delhiites from the last few days' heat and humidity.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Always a pleasure to meet Latha Rajinikanth: Anupam Kher (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher met superstar Rajinikanth's wife Latha and says it's always a pleasure and joy to meet her.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Uber launches UberEATS in Delhi NCR
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Global ride-hailing service Uber on Wednesday launched its food delivery service app UberEATS in the Delhi-Natiomnal Capital Region, starting with Gurugram.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Would love to take 'Vikram Vedha' to Bollywood: Madhavan
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan on Wednesday said he would love to take his forthcoming Tamil thriller "Vikram Vedha" to Bollywood.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
ASUS likely to launch ZenFone AR in mid-July
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS took to its Facebook and Twitter pages on Wednesday to post a video of ZenFone AR, hinting that the smartphone is all set to be launched in India.
2017-06-28
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Gorkha kids join GJM rallies in Darjeeling
Darjeeling, June 28 (IANS) Amid reports of sporadic violence in the hills in West Bengal, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Wednesday took out a pro-Gorkhaland rally with Gorkha kids on the streets of Darjeeling.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Equities slip on global cues, jittery ahead of GST execution
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) With the country's biggest indirect tax reform -- Goods and Services Tax (GST) -- just around the corner and derivatives expiry a day away, the Indian equity markets were pulled lower on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Adnan Sami to make acting debut, seeks blessings
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) England-born singer-composer Adnan Sami, who was granted Indian citizenship more than a year ago, is all to make his acting debut with the film "Afghan - In Search Of A Home" and he has asked all his fans and well-wishers for their blessings.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Param is most disciplined actor: Saurabh Tiwari
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Producer Saurabh Tiwari has praised the "Ghulaam" actor Param Singh and says that he is the finest and the most disciplined actor.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Today acting is not discussed, looks are: Kunal Kohli
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Kunal Kohli feels that in today's time in showbiz, a lot is talked about an artistes looks and nobody discusses acting.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kim Kardashian mom-shamed
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has faced flak after posting an image showing her 18-month-old son Saint West in a front-facing car seat.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two visitors create ruckus in Delhi Assembly, arrested
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Two turbaned men sitting in the visitors gallery in the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday flung torn bits of paper in the Assembly hall and shouted slogans against Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain. The two were arrested.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Allahabad Bank eyes 12.23 % business growth in FY 18
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) State run lender Allahabad Bank is looking to achieve a business growth of Rs 12.23 per cent in the current financial year and is also planning to raise capital up to Rs 2,000 crore, a top official said here on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
US, India going to be substantially closer: American official
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message around the world that ties bewteen the two countries are going to be "substantially closer", Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
How has 'Mubarakan' strengthened Anil, Arjun's bond?
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who will be sharing screen space with his uncle and veteran actor Anil Kapoor for the very first time in the forthcoming film "Mubarakan", says that he spent so much time working with him on the movie that it helped them in taking their relationship to "another level".
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EC collaborating with Facebook to enrol new voters
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Election Commission will launch a special drive to enrol new electors, and has collaborated with Facebook to launch a 'voter registration reminder' on July 1.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
We worship 'gau mata', won't tolerate insult: Goa Minister
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) A cabinet minister in the BJP-led coalition government, who has in the past demanded a ban on bikinis in Goa, has warned that no untoward incident against "gau mata" will be tolerated in the state.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Government notifies mandatory linking of Aadhaar with PAN
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The government has notified rules that require all assessees to mandatorily link their Aadhaar number with the Permanent Account Number (PAN) effective from July 1.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Angry over onion crop not getting sold, MP farmers block highway
Sehore (Madhya Pradesh), June 28 (IANS) Upset over the delay in purchase of onions on the MSP announced by the Madhya Pradesh government, farmers in Sehore blocked the Indore-Bhopal road in protest on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Arpita Chakraborty to sing title track of 'Hum Paanch Phir Se'
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Singer Arpita Chakraborty, who has crooned tracks like "Bezubaan ishq" and "Lori of Death" has been roped in to sing the track of TV show "Hum Paanch Phir Se".
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Akamai Technologies introduces 'Enterprise Threat Protector'
Bengaluru, June 28 (IANS) Global leader in content delivery network services Akamai Technologies introduced on Wednesday "Enterprise Threat Protector" solution to offer protection against the impacts of malware, ransomware and DNS data exfiltration.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Astronomers discover orbiting supermassive black holes
San Francisco, June 28 (IANS) In what is being hailed as a "groundbreaking discovery", astronomers have for the first time observed two supermassive black holes orbiting around each other in a distant galaxy.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Education
1993 blasts convict Mustafa Dossa dead
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) One of the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, Mustafa Dossa, died on Wednesday afternoon following a heart attack, an official said here.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Research warns against liberal consumption of good fat
San Francisco, June 28 (IANS) Liberal consumption of so-called good fats like those found in olive oil and avocados may lead to fatty liver disease, a risk factor for metabolic disorders like Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, a new research has said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Consumer Film Festival to provide platform for budding filmmakers
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) The Council For Fair Business Practices (CFBP) is organising a Consumer Film Festival to provide a platform for budding filmmakers.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kim Kardashian mom-shamed
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian's has faced flak after posting an image showing her 18-month-old son Saint West in a front-facing car seat.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delighted to host Impact Wrestling in India: Siddharth
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Radio host Siddharth Kannan is delighted to host Impact Wrestling in India, a platform for professional wrestling promotion.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Engineer seeking cricket coaching job says it's a protest
Burdwan (West Bengal), June 28 (IANS) Mechanical engineer Upendra Nath Brahmachari, whose application to coach the Indian cricket team has created a buzz, says his action is a protest against the treatment meted out to former coach Anil Kumble.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
GSAT-17 launch to augment India's communication satellites fleet
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) India on Thursday will augment its fleet of communication satellites with the launch of GSAT-17 through Ariane 5 rocket, said the European Space Agency Arianespace.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
1993 blasts convict Mustafa Dossa in serious condition
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) One of the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, Mustafa Dossa, is in serious condition in a city hospital due to heart and diabetes issues, official sources said here on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
DMK walks out of TN assembly over bribe row
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) DMK members on Wednesday walked out the Tamil Nadu assembly protesting against the Speaker's decision not to allow a discussion on the alleged bribes paid to a minister and police officials by `gutka' manufacturers.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HOLD Trader killing triggers violence in Bihar
Patna, June 28 (IANS) The killing of a furniture trader by criminals led to violent protests by villagers in Bihar's Siwan district on Wednesday, police said.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jharkhand BJP calls meeting of tribal leaders to discuss land act amendments
Ranchi, June 28 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Jharkhand has called a meeting of tribal leaders on Thursday to discuss the amendments to the two contentious land acts that were returned by Governor Draupadi Murmu.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Every London school to be offered knife-detectors
London, June 28 (IANS) Every school in London is to be offered knife detectors to enable students to be screened for hidden weapons, Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Mamata raises concern over GST roll-out from July 1
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Raising concern over the launch of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the unnecessary disastrous hurry will be an epic blunder of the Centre, after the demonetisation move.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
China defends Pakistan, says it's fighting terror
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) China on Wednesday strongly defended Pakistan, after India and the US asked Islamabad to ensure that its territory was not used for cross-border terrorism.
2017-06-28
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
20 students hurt as tree crashes on prayer assembly
Raigad (Maharashtra), June 28 (IANS) At least 20 students were hurt when a large tree crashed in the compound of a school in Kapde-Burke village here on Wednesday morning, officials said.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Uber driver charged with sexual assault in US
New York, June 28 (IANS) A 46-year-old Uber driver was charged with raping a female passenger while she was unconscious at a motel in southern California, officials said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Loknath Behra returns as Kerala top cop
Thiruvananthapuram, June 28 (IANS) The Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government on Wednesday announced the appointment of Loknath Behra as new state police chief, with incumbent T.P. Senkumar set to retire on Friday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Gotham' star Donal Logue's child missing
New York, June 28 (IANS) Actor Donal Logue's 16-year-old son has gone missing and he has taken to social media to seek help.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India not much affected by global malware attack yet: Prasad
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it has started proactive measures to keep the country insulated from the latest round of ransomware attack, which has hit Europe, adding that so far there was no large-scale impact on India.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Tillerson meets Qatar's Foreign Minister amid Gulf crisis
Washington, June 28 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani weeks after several Gulf states snapped diplomatic relations with the US ally over its support to terror groups.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Sarah Palin sues New York Times for defamation
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Sarah Palin, the former Governor of Alaska and a US vice-presidential candidate, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
China launches new destroyer
Shanghai, June 28 (IANS) The Chinese Navy's new destroyer, a 10,000-tonne domestically designed and produced vessel, was launched on Wednesday in Shanghai.
2017-06-28
Category: International, China,Defence/Security
Yoga not as safe as people thought: Study
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Yoga's appeal is growing in Australia and worldwide but new research released on Wednesday suggests it is not as safe as previously believed.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
HC asks DU to admit 2,310 students in LLB course
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) In a relief to law aspirants, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Delhi University to continue admitting 2,310 students in its LLB course.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Grenade blast creates panic in Imphal
Imphal, June 28 (IANS) A Chinese-made grenade was lobbed and exploded in front of a shop selling two-wheelers here early on Wednesday, triggering panic in the Manipur capital. No one was injured.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mainz sign Romania international Maxim
Berlin, June 28 (IANS) German football club FC Mainz 05 have signed attacking midfielder Alexandru Maxim from newly promoted top division rivals VFB Stuttgart.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Bangladesh downgraded in US 'trafficking in persons' report
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US government has downgraded Bangladesh in the 'trafficking in persons' report for not taking firm steps to deal with the threat, a media report said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Big B completes 'Thugs Of Hindostan' first schedule
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has completed the first schedule of the upcoming film "Thugs Of Hindostan" in Malta.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Autistic adults more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study
London, June 28 (IANS) People with autism disorder may show more consistent choices in high-level decision-making tasks and are less likely to show a cognitive bias because they are not influenced by the way choices are presented, showed a research.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Beauty services at doorstep make life easier for busy customers
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) It was only a matter of time before beauty services would follow the trend of home deliveries. Busy lifestyles have paved the way for companies catering to those seeking some relaxation and rejuvenation from the comforts of their homes.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Valencia goalkeeper Alves denies move to Roma
Rio de Janeiro, June 28 (IANS) Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves has played down rumours of a possible move to Italian top division football club AS Roma this summer.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Goalkeeper Sirigu joins Torino
Paris, June 28 (IANS) Italian goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has moved from French top division outfit Paris Saint-Germain to Italian football club Torino on a three-year contract and is expected to take up the No.1 goalkeeper position for the Serie A team.
2017-06-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Apple seeks human assistant to update Siri on cultural events
San Francisco, June 28 (IANS) Apple is looking to hire a person to help its Siri assistant stay updated on all the non-traditional holidays, trending cultural happenings, and events that people might ask about.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Paswan seeks priority for SC, ST in Fair Price Shops allotment
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has asked states to give priority to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) persons in allotment of Fair Price Shops (FPS) to generate employment for them.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Equity markets slip on global cues, jittery ahead of GST execution
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) With the country's biggest indirect tax reform -- Goods and Services Tax (GST) -- just around the corner and derivatives expiry a day away, the Indian equity markets traded in the red during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Meira Kumar files nomination, says it is a fight of ideology
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Accompanied by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders, opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for the July 17 Presidential election, which she termed "a fight of ideology for democratic principles".
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Family debts main cause of Indian farm suicides (Special to IANS)
Nearly 70 per cent of India's 90 million agricultural households spend more than they earn on average each month, pushing them towards debt, which is now the primary reason in more than half of all suicides by farmers nationwide, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of various government data.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Goalkeeper Pavlenka to join Bremen
Berlin, June 28 (IANS) Czech professional football club Slavia Prague and Bundesliga club Werder Bremen have agreed on the transfer of goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenk.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Jailed former Chinese leader released on medical parole
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) Bo Xilai, a former Chinese leader serving a life sentence for corruption, has been released on medical parole due to liver cancer.
2017-06-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brad Pitt dating Sienna Miller?
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt is reportedly dating actress Sienna Miller, marking his first romance since splitting with Angelina Jolie.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arshad Warsi suffers knee injury, advised bed rest
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi, who has been hospitalised after suffering a "bad knee injury", says he has been advised bed rest for two weeks.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mumbai container port hit by cyber attack
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said operations at one of the container terminals at Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) port was impacted due to a global cyber attack.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Assam Police to become people-friendly, get infra boost
New Delhi/Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) Women and child desks, counselling for youth turning to crime, online filing of FIRs, upgraded infrastructure and more patrol vehicles -- Assam police are aiming for a makeover and a people-friendly outreach as part of its project Moitryee.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
'Sippai' revived after two years in cold storage
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) Actor Gautham Karthik starrer Tamil actioner "Sippai", after nearly two years in cold storage, is finally being revived as the team gears up to shoot the climax portion.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' star Michael Nyqvist dead
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" franchise alongside Noomi Rapace, is dead. He was 56.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dilip Kumar has influenced my life, says Shabana
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says thespian Dilip Kumar has unknowingly influenced her life.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Factory, shipping, law firms under cyber attack in Australia
Canberra, June 28 (IANS) A chocolate factory, a shipping company and a law firm are among the Australian businesses hit by a global wave of cyber attack, the Australian media reported Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Police arrest three separatist leaders in Kashmir
Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) Three separatist leaders were arrested here on Wednesday, a day before they were to be questioned by the NIA in Delhi. They include hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahmad Shah.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Arshad Warsi suffers knee injury
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi has been hospitalised after suffering a "bad knee injury", he said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Big Bang Theory' star Johnny Galecki's ranch house gutted
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) "The Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki's large ranch and ranch house burnt down in a massive fire.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nothing sweet about it: Chandigarh's poor have more diabetics than the rich
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) First it was the bitter news of losing its second slot among the top 10 cleanest cities in the country. Now, Chandigarh has to live with the harsh reality of the not-so-sweet truth of having the highest incidence of diabetics.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
There's mutual respect at home despite disagreements, says Ayesha Takia
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Actress Ayesha Takia, whose father-in-law, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi, is infamous for his misogynistic remarks, says she may not always agree with an elder's opinion, but there's "mutual respect" between them.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Making 'Doob - No Bed of Roses' wasn't bed of roses for director
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Irrfan Khan-starrer Bangladeshi bilingual film "Doob -- No Bed Of Roses" had its world premiere at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival to a positive reception. The director says making the film wasn't a cakewalk for him.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Loknath Behra returns as Kerala top cop
Thiruvananthapuram, June 28 (IANS) The Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government on Wednesday announced the appointment of Loknath Behra as state police chief with incumbent T.P. Senkumar due to retire on Friday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Difference of opinion between RBI, govt is not bad: Y.V. Reddy
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Difference of opinion between Reserve Bank of India and the government is not a bad thing at all, says former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy, whose differences with the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in 2004 on opening the banking system to foreign ownership made him consider quitting the post.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
NASA a step closer to building quieter supersonic X-plane
Washington, June 28 (IANS) In a major step towards building an actual X-plane, NASA has completed the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
India needs to be 'taught rules': Chinese daily
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) India needs to be taught the "rules" of handling the boundary dispute, a prominent state-run Chinese daily said on Wednesday adding that New Delhi was mistaken if it thinks it can afford a "showdown" with Beijing on the border.
2017-06-28
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Study suggests early warning systems to save crops from wildlife
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have recorded high levels of damage to crops and human life by the wildlife. The solution is deploying early warning systems and awarding adequate compensations, says a new study.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Meira Kumar represents values that bind us as a nation: Rahul
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar represents the values that bind everyone as a nation.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dhanush in Belgium for shoot of Hollywood film
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush earlier this week left for Belgium for a month-long schedule of his upcoming Hollywood film "The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir", a source said.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Meira Kumar files nomination for Presidential poll
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for the July 17 Presidential election.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dilip Kumar has influenced her life, says Shabana
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says thespian Dilip Kumar has unknowingly influenced her life.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ramanathan's win over Thiem a great achievement: Jaidip Mukherjea
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Former Davis Cup winner and India's non-playing captain Jaidip Mukherjea on Wednesday lavished praise on India's top singles player Ramkumar Ramanathan, saying his victory over world No 8 Dominic Thiem is a great achievement.
2017-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports
'Kaala' Mumbai schedule to wrap up on Thursday
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) The month-long Mumbai schedule of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil gangster drama "Kaala" will be wrapped up on Thursday, a source said.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Yet to finalise lead cast for my next film: Lokesh
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) Director Lokesh Kanagaraj, who made a splash with his Tamil directorial debut "Maanagaram" earlier this year, says he hasn't yet finalised the lead cast for his next yet-untitled Tamil outing.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ransomware 'Nyetya' behind new global cyber attack: Cisco
Las Vegas, June 28 (IANS) The computer virus that is affecting companies and institutions around the world is a new variant of ransomware called Nyetya -- WannaCry's bad cousin -- according to networking and security major Cisco.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
Chernobyl n-plant hit by global cyber attack
Chernobyl (Ukraine), June 28 (IANS) The automatic radiation monitoring system at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant here has been hit by a cyber attack and monitoring was being carried out manually, a Ukrainian federal agency said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Ukraine,Defence/Security,Technology
Twitter hires new VP of inclusion and diversity
New York, June 28 (IANS) In line with its goal of having six per cent or more underrepresented minorities in leadership roles, Twitter has hired Castleberry Singleton to lead its diversity efforts.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Helicopter attack on Venezuelan SC
Caracas, June 28 (IANS) Venezuela's Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicolas Maduro called a "terrorist attack", a media report said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'China, US inseparable community of shared interests'
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) Despite twists and turns, China and the US have developed sound economic and trade relations, forming an inseparable community of shared interests, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.
2017-06-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Cloudy sky, rain in Delhi on Wednesday
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) There will be some respite from the hot and humid weather as the MeT office forecasts thundershowers and rain in the national capital on Wednesday. The sky will remain overcast.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi returns from three-nation tour
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to India early on Wednesday morning after his three-nation tour.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 killed in Australian plane crash
Canberra, June 28 (IANS) Three persons were killed and another injured after a light plane crashed near Australia's Mount Gambier region on Wednesday, a media report said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Markets open on a negative note on Wednesday
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
First batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath
Jammu, June 28 (IANS) The first batch of Amarnath pilgrims left here for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley amid extraordinary security arrangements after intelligent inputs cautioned of militant attacks, police said.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Venezuelan Parliament attacked
Caracas, June 28 (IANS) Armed civilian groups have attacked the Venezuelan Parliament building after a clash between lawmakers and the military police of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB), opposition legislator Julio Borges has said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Defence/Security
`Versace...' with Bruno Mars a combination of different worlds: Guetta
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Grammy Award winning DJ David Guetta, who has collaborated with Bruno Mars for a remix version of the latter's latest song, says the track is a combination of different worlds.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Brazil's President says charges against him 'groundless'
Rio De Janeiro, June 28 (IANS) Brazil's President Michel Temer dismissed charges pressed against him as based on "supposed illicit evidence", the media reported.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Irish PM discusses ties with British, US leaders
Dublin, June 28 (IANS) New Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar held separate phone talks with US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, the media reported.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Ireland,Politics,Diplomacy
German building evacuated due to fears of London-style cladding
Berlin, June 28 (IANS) An 11-story apartment building in western Germany's Wuppertal city was evacuated after officials confirmed that the structure had cladding panels similar to those at London's Grenfell Tower, where 79 people died in a fire.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beyonce, Jay Z struggling to find permanent home
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Popular Hollywood couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z, who earlier moved into a $400,000-a-month Malibu mansion, will reportedly stay there until September. They are struggling to find a permanent home for themselves.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US adds China to list of human trafficking offenders
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US government added China to the list of countries falling short in the fight against human trafficking, a designation that could lead to sanctions, and dropped Haiti from the list.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
US imposes new duties on Canadian softwood lumber
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US government is imposing new anti-dumping duties on softwood lumber imported from Canada, with the move coming less than two months before the start of negotiations among Washington, Ottawa and Mexico City to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Colombia FARC rebels complete handing over of weapons
Bogota, June 28 (IANS) The municipality of Mesetas in the department of Meta saw the final act of the disarmament of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), formerly Colombia's largest guerrilla group.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Colombia,Politics,Defence/Security
Zayn Malik still dealing with anxiety issues
London, June 28 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik has cancelled more gigs amid reports his anxiety issues are still preventing him from performing on stage alone.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IMF cuts 2017 economic growth forecast for US
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund revised its 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for the US downward from 2.3 per cent to 2.1 per cent, citing the Trump administration's inability to implement its economic policies.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Natural soaps for monsoon skin care
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Rainy season brings in damp weather which may affect your skin. Incorporating some minor changes in your routine during monsoon can help keep your skin fresh and glowing, say experts.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
57 killed in US-led airstrikes against IS in Syria
Beirut, June 28 (IANS) At least 57 people were killed in airstrikes allegedly carried out by the US-led coalition against a prison run by the Islamic State terror organization in the Syrian city of al-Mayadin, a British-based war monitor said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
3 American journalists resign after writing on Russia, Trump campaign
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Three journalists of American news channel CNN, including the head of the investigative unit, resigned after writing a story about members of President Donald Trump's electoral campaign having financial ties with Russia.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Queen Elizabeth II gets 8% pay rise to $104.9 mn for 2018-19
London, June 28 (IANS) Britain's Head of State is to receive from the State an 8-per cent pay rise, up to a total of 82.2 million pounds ($104.9 million) to help cover her costs in 2018-19, the Royal Palace said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
Daniel Day-Lewis to play 'dressmaker' in last film
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who announced his retirement from films last week, has reportedly made plans to go out with a bang by playing a dressmaker in his last film.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US preparing to help victims of global cyber attack
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US government is preparing to help any institution affected by the new cyber attack that is affecting companies around the world, officials said.
2017-06-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Ed Sheeran's fourth album will be 'acoustic'
London, June 28 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran says he has been working on his fourth album for over six years. He says the album will be "very acoustic".
2017-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'US warning of possible Syrian chemical attack is provocation'
Moscow, June 28 (IANS) Russian lawmakers dismissed the US warning of a possible chemical attack by the regime of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad as a "provocation" aimed at justifying its own plan to strike the Syrian government forces.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
South African Parliament briefed on Gupta family naturalization
Cape Town, June 28 (IANS) South Africa's Parliament was briefed on naturalization granted to the controversial Indian Gupta family.
2017-06-28
Category: International, South Africa,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diaspora
Modi invites Dutch investors to India
The Hague, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited Dutch businesses, particularly its pension funds, to invest in India "where doing business is being rapidly eased" through a series of economic reforms.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Business/Economy
Slain Junaid's brother shifted to Apollo Hospital
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Sakir, brother of Junaid who was stabbed to death in a passenger train on June 23, was shifted to the city-based Apollo Hospital on Tuesday.
2017-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
In Netherlands, Modi pitches for women empowerment in India
The Hague, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for women's empowerment, saying he is working for a women-led development of India.
2017-06-28
Category: International, Netherlands,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Bengaluru celebrates its founder Kempegowda's birthday
Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) The 507th birthday of Bengaluru founder Kempegowda was celebrated on Tuesday with gaiety and fervour by the Karnataka government and the city's 10 million denizens.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Bengal to write to Centre seeking deferment of GST rollout
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government will write to the Centre seeking postponement of the July 1 start to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, as "small and medium traders are not yet prepared for the new tax system", a state minister said here on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Zen Hospital awarded for advanced laparoscopic surgery (Lead, with corrections)
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Zen Hospital -- the first in Maharashtra to start 3D laparoscopic surgery -- was on Tuesday announced as the Best Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Maharashtra.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Provisioning for large NPAs not to impact earnings: SBI
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Lending major SBI on Tuesday said it may have to make a little more provisioning towards large NPA (non-performing asset) accounts referred by the RBI for resolution and that this should not "badly impact" earnings.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No issues with CBFC, my problem is with society: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) After fighting many battles with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the trailer of Alankrita Shrivastav directorial venture "Lipstick Under My Burkha" was released on Tuesday in Mumbai.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
Congress accuses BJP of 'thousands of crores' of corruption
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP government of indulging in "massive corruption of thousands of crores by exempting some foreign companies, including four Chinese firms, from paying anti-dumping duty on soda ash".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kejriwal for modern technology to clean drains
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday pushed for using modern technology to clean drains, saying the current process is "primitive".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Two Kannada editors seek stay on assembly order to jail them
Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) Editors of two Kannada tabloids on Tuesday filed a joint petition in the Karnataka High Court, seeking a stay on the state assembly order to jail them for writing allegedly derogatory articles against three ruling Congress lawmakers.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to join fleet by 2018: SpiceJet
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday said that new aircraft under "a large order" placed with Boeing will start to join its fleet by mid-2018.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi fire tragedy: Charred shack, broken teen, blank gaze
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Eighteen-year-old Renu needed support to walk in front of a charred shack in Okhla Industrial Area I -- her home. On Tuesday evening, with tears rolling down her cheeks she cried aloud, continuously.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Indian shooters finish 2nd at junior World Championships
Suhl (Germany), June 27 (IANS) India ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship (Rifle/Pistol) with a creditable second place in the medals tally and an overall haul of three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
Private sector can play role in education sector: President
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday stressed on the need to make critical reforms in the country's educational system and asserted that private sector can play major role in it.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Delhi assembly session on Wednesday, Thursday
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi government will hold a two-day assembly session on Wednesday and Thursday, an official statement said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Meghalaya militant gunned down
Tura (Meghalaya), June 27 (IANS) A bodyguard of Meghalaya's most wanted terrorist Sohan D. Shira was gunned down in a gunfight with SF-10 commandos in South Garo Hills district bordering Bangladesh on Tuesday, a police official said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
States' finances worsened due to Centre's discom debt restructuring
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The major reason for the worsening of states' finances in India are the electrification programmes of the central government, former Reserve Bank of India Governor Y.V. Reddy said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
US backs India's stand on OBOR
Washington, June 27 (IANS) In a virtual endorsement of New Delhi's position on China's Belt-Road initiative, US and India have called for bolstering regional economic connectivity through the "transparent development of infrastructure while ensuring respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity".
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
L&T's construction arm bags orders worth Rs 2,552 cr
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) India-based multinational L&T on Tuesday said its construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 2,552 crore across various business segments.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, Netherlands reaffirm commitment to combat terrorism (Roundup)
The Hague, June 27 (IANS) Following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, India and the Netherlands on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to combat terrorism and prevent radicalisation that could lead to violent extremism and called for a collective effort by the international community against this scourge.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Netherlands,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
5 dead in Delhi fire
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Five persons, including a six-year-old girl, died and four others were injured in a fire that broke out in a shanty here during pre-wedding celebrations, police said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Don't make textbook ideological battleground, Sisodia writes to Javadekar
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) In a letter to Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that textbooks must not be used as a "platform for political point scoring" but designed to suit the needs of children.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Activist Hashmi returns award as protest against lynching
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Human rights activist Shabnam Hashmi on Tuesday returned the National Minority Rights Award as a protest against recent lynching incidents and said there is an atmosphere of fear and terror pervading in the country.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
How to monitor safai karamcharis' work better, HC asks civic bodies
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought to know from the civic bodies how the work of safai karamcharis can be better monitored and regularised.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Heavy rain in Maharashtra, Nagpur turns into 'Venice'
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday leading to flooding in several cities, including Nagpur, which resembled Venice -- the Italian city known for its maze of canals -- on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Produce Indrani Mukerjea, court tells Mumbai jail
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A CBI Special Court on Tuesday ordered the Byculla Jail authorities to produce inmate Indrani Mukerjea before the court on Wednesday following a complaint of assault inside the prison, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, US to review trade relations to increase market access
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The United States and India plan to undertake a comprehensive review of trade relations to expedite regulatory processes and increase market access in areas such as agriculture, information technology, and manufactured goods and services, according to a joint statement.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pakistan put on notice on terrorist havens after Modi, Trump meeting
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan was put on notice by the US and India who called for rooting out terrorists' safe havens and to fight groups, including Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and D-company, even as the two countries decided to broaden their strategic, defence and economic relationship.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Shuttler Verma crashes out of Chinese Taipei Open
Taipei, June 27 (IANS) Defending champion from India Sourabh Verma faced an early exit after being defeated by Malaysian Lee Zii Jia in the first round of the men's single event at the Chinese Taipei Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Sports,Badminton
Monsoon to hit Delhi June 30 onwards
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Delhi and its adjoining areas are likely to see the monsoon by June 30, weather experts said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
BJP honours national shooter for fighting with criminals
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday felicitated national shooter Ayesha Falaq, who fought with criminals to save her abducted 21-year-old brother-in-law, saying her act will inspire others to act with patience and courage in adverse circumstances.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Why bring in caste, Presidential election will be fought on ideology: Meira Kumar (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Congress-led opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said the presidential election is being fought on the basis of ideology and not caste and expressed pain at only the caste of her and ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind being discussed, but not their achievements and qualities.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kumble-Kohli matter was not handled properly: Ganguly
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the controversy involving ex-national team coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli could have been handled a lot better by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Vijender to fight next pro bout in August
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will meet WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Zulpikar Maimaitali in a double title fight at the NSCI Dome here on August 5.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Brazil's AG formally accuses President of graft
Rio De Janeiro, June 27 (IANS/WAM) Brazils Attorney General has formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption, making him the first sitting President in Latin Americas largest nation to face criminal charges.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
European firms hit by 'massive' cyber attack
London, June 27 (IANS) Major firms across Europe have been hit by a massive cyber attack, a media report said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally-born babies: Study
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Babies conceived from artificial methods such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) have the same cognitive skills as the babies conceived naturally, revealed a study on Tuesday, contradicting earlier theories that babies born from artificial methods have intellectual impairment.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
China woos Indian firms to invest in its big data zone
Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) A Chinese delegation on Tuesday beckoned Indian IT firms to invest in its national big data pilot zone in Guizhou province.
2017-06-27
Category: International, India,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Migration a 'biblical exodus', says Italian MP
Rome, June 27 (IANS/AKI) Italy is on the receiving end of a "biblical exodus" of boat migrants from Africa, an Italian lawmaker said on Tuesday, urging the government to halt the influx, even by refusing migrants entry at national ports.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Renaming Haryana village after Trump a 'fraud event': Official
Gurugram, June 27 (IANS) Banners with the photograph of Donald Trump have been brought down in a Haryana village days after it was "renamed" after the US President, with a senior official declaring the renaming as a "fraud event" and illegal.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Assad visits Russian airbase in Syria
Damascus, June 27 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday visited the Hmeimim airbase in Syria's northern city of Latakia, reviewing the latest military equipment in that Russian-run base.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Diplomacy
Meghalaya CM urges Centre to file case on Delhi Golf Club incident
New Delhi/Shillong, June 27 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday urged the Union Home Ministry to file a case against the Delhi Golf Club for shunting out a woman for wearing a Jainsem, a dress worn by the indigenous Khasi women in the state.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Location of world's highest rail track to be decided by 2019: Prabhu
Leh/New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said that the survey work for laying the world's highest railway track will be conducted by March, 2019.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Zen Hospital honoured by Maharashtra government
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Zen Hospital -- the first in Maharashtra to start 3D laparoscopic surgery -- was on Tuesday announced as the best centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Maharashtra by the state government.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Merkel hints at same-sex marriage vote in Germany
Berlin, June 27 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said MPs should be allowed a free vote in Parliament on legalising same-sex marriage, signalling a change in her conservative party's opposition to the issue.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Morcha burns GTA accord papers, Trinamool dubs it 'theatrics'
Darjeeling, June 27 (IANS) In a symbolic move to show snapping of all ties with the West Bengal government and protest against the development board of the north Bengal hills, protesters on Tuesday burnt documents of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) agreement.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Death toll in Pakistani oil tanker fire rises to 158
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) The death toll in the oil tanker fire in Pakistan's Punjab province has risen to 158, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa citizens' collective warns Gadkari over coal berths expansion
Panaji, June 27 (IANS) Accusing Union Minister Nitin Gadkari of slighting "popular opposition" against the proposed redevelopment of two coal berths at Goa's only major port, a citizen's collective on Tuesday threatened an agitation if the coal-handling berths at the Mormugao Port Trust were expanded.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Finishing school' programme for Odisha engineering students
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) In order to make engineering students industry ready, the Odisha government has started a 'finishing school', a specialised and dedicated programme for the students, said an official on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Education
95 buildings fail fire safety tests after Grenfell disaster
London, June 27 (IANS) Ninety five buildings across England have failed fire safety tests conducted in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster that killed 79 persons earlier this month, 10 Downing Street said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LFW Winter/Festive 2017: Five newcomers in Gen Next category
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Five newcomers will be part of the Gen Next segment of the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana launches portal to purchase land for development projects
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday launched "ebhoomiharyana.org.in" -- a web portal for purchase of land voluntarily offered to the government for development projects.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Produce Indrani Mukerjea, court tells Mumbai jail
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A CBI Special Court on Tuesday ordered the Byculla Jail authorities to produce inmate Indrani Mukerjea before the court on Wednesday following a complaint of assault inside the prison, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NHRC notice to Madhya Pradesh government over Indore hospital deaths
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government over the death of 11 patients in Indore's MY Hospital due to reported disruption in oxygen supply.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Gadkari urges states to promote cruise tourism
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday urged the state governments to promote cruise tourism by developing and marketing their tourist attractions, saying it will create lakhs of jobs and boost the economy.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Haryana to have one-stop centres for violence-affected women
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) With the aim to provide assistance and support to women victims of any kind of violence, both in private and public places, the Haryana government on Tuesday announced to set up "One Stop Centres" (OSCs) in 15 districts.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Nine land grabbers booked under Gangster Act
Ghaziabad, June 27 (IANS) Nine men who grabbed other people's land were on Tuesday booked here under the Gangster Act.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan put on notice on terrorist havens after Modi, Trump meeting
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan was put on notice by the US and India who called for rooting out terrorists' safe havens and to fight groups including Pak-based Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and D-company even as the two countries decided to broaden their strategic, defence and economic relationship.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
SC declines interim order against mandating Aadhaar for welfare schemes
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to pass an interim order on petitions challenging several government notifications mandating Aadhaar for availing benefits under various social welfare schemes.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Private sector can play role in education sector: President
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the private sector can play a major role in improvement of the education sector in the country.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Opposition targets government after CBI notice to Tripura Minister
Agartala, June 27 (IANS) Opposition parties in Tripura on Tuesday trained their guns on the Left Front government for promoting illegal chit fund bodies after the CBI served a notice to Social Welfare Minister Bijita Nath.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OnePlus 5 now available on open sale
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Chinese smartphone OnePlus 5 will be available on open sale starting Tuesday on online marketplace Amazon.in and oneplusstore.in, the company said in a statement.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Coca-Cola hikes fizzy drinks prices, slashes Kinley rates
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Beverages major Coca-Cola India on Tuesday announced that prices of its packaged drinking water brand Kinley will be cut while aerated drinks will get slightly more expensive.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EU fines Google record $2.7 billion for abusing search monopoly
London, June 27 (IANS) The European Union Commission on Tuesday slapped technology giant Google with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros or $2.7 billion for breaching European Union (EU) antitrust rules by abusing the monopoly it enjoys over internet search.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Nice's Baysse to seal deal with Malaga for three seasons
Malaga (Spain), June 27 (IANS) French defender Paul Baysse has passed a medical test with Malaga and is set to seal a three-year deal to move from France's Nice to the Spanish football side, sources close to the negotiations confirmed to Efe on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dutch international Karsdorp to undergo medical with Roma
Rome, June 27 (IANS) Dutch international Rick Karsdorp arrived here on Tuesday to undergo a medical test with Italian football club A.S. Roma.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Telangana woman selected for US cricket team
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) Telangana's Sindhuja Reddy has been selected as a member of the US women's national cricket team.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,Diaspora
Political compulsions keep Lalu, Nitish together (News Analysis)
Patna, June 27 (IANS) It was political compulsion that forced RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD-U President and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to join hands in 2015 and it is the same reason they are still together despite strained ties between the two leaders.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bhavesh Patel elected All India Chess Federation Joint Secretary
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Gujarat State Chess Association Secretary Bhavesh Patel was unanimously selected Joint Secretary of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) during its Central council meeting here.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Shuttler Srikanth now eyes World Championship
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) After winning two back to back Superseries titles, Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has now set his eyes on the upcoming World Championship in August.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Have full faith in the police probe: Kidnapped Kerala actress
Thrissur (Kerala), June 27 (IANS) Breaking her silence for the first time since she was kidnapped earlier this year, a popular Malayalam actress said she has full faith in the police probe in the case.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Praying for 'safety', old woman flips coins in plane's engine
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) A woman has been placed under investigation in Shanghai city for flipping coins into an aircraft engine to "pray for safety".
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Brisk walk every 30 min may cut heart disease risk
Wellington, June 27 (IANS) Do you spend your day sitting for long hours? Beware, it may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting up and taking brisk walks for two minutes every half an hour may significantly lower the level of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries, researchers say.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Chile will enter Confederations Cup final: Vidal
Kazan (Russia), June 27 (IANS) Star Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal asserted on Tuesday that his team will overcome Portugal in the Confederations Cup semi-final and meet reigning World Cup champions Germany in the title clash.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Sikh couple in UK denied adoption over 'cultural heritage'
London, June 27 (IANS) A Sikh couple in Britain were refused permission to adopt a white child here because of their "cultural heritage" and were instead advised to adopt a child from India.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Calling his hecklers unwell, Goa minister withdraws complaint
Panaji, June 27 (IANS) Describing the two women who heckled him and "insulted" the national flag on Sunday as "unwell", Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said that he has instructed his bodyguard to withdraw the complaint against the two.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
50,000 Delhi cloth shops down shutters to protest GST
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Around 50,000 wholesale cloth shops were shut in the national capital on Tuesday in protest against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that is to roll out from July 1.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Canon India launches two new models of 'PIXMA' printers
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Aiming to augment the smart printing experience of home users, digital imaging company Canon India on Tuesday announced the expansion of its Inkjet wireless range with the launch of two new models of PIXMA printers.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US clears sale of Guardian drones to India
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US has cleared sale of predator Guardian drones to India with the two countries pledging to deepen their defence and security cooperation.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Dalai Lama to celebrate 82nd birthday in Leh
Dharamsala, June 27 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will celebrate his 82nd birthday next month with the people of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, an aide said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Two TMC factions clash, four hurt in bombing
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) At least four persons were injured on Tuesday when two opposing groups of the ruling Trinamool Congress clashed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Netherlands sign 3 agreements
The Hague, June 27 (IANS) India and the Netherlands on Tuesday signed three agreements, including a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on water cooperation, following a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Dutch Premier Mark Rutte here.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy
GST spooks investors, Sensex closes below 31,000-mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The benchmark equity index BSE Sensex on Tuesday slipped below the crucial 31,000-point mark after 21 consecutive sessions as investors booked profits prior to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ronaldo can play for any EPL club, says former teammate Meireles
Porto, June 27 (IANS) Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo's former teammate Raul Meireles has said any English Premier League (EPL) club would be the Real Madrid star's ideal destination if he decides to leave Spain.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Congress slams Modi government over US terming J&K 'Indian-administered'
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday criticised the Centre for not objecting to the phrase "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir" used by the US government in its order designating Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist, and accused the Modi government of "pseudo nationalism".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Make your leather bags last longer
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Investing in an expensive leather bag is easy, but to make them last a long time it's imperative to maintain them well.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Water exists in two different forms, shows a study
London, June 27 (IANS) Water comes in two different forms -- low density and high density, new research has found.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Shastri to apply for India coach: Reports
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Former India skipper Ravi Shastri has reportedly decided to throw his hat into the ring as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hunts for the next India head coach following the controversial exit of leg-spin legend Anil Kumble.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Prakash Raj gives house as Eid gift to poor family
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) Actor Prakash Raj gifted a house to a poor Muslim family in Telangana on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kerala IT@School to raise Rs 10 crore by disposing off e-waste
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) In a first, the state-run IT@School Project will raise Rs 10 crore by disposing off around one crore kg of e-waste and will use the money to buy new computers for schools, said an official.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Education
Mumbai to host India's biggest apparel trade expo in July
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) With the participation of around 1,000 brands, Mumbai is set to host the largest apparel trade show in India, the 65th National Garment Fair, from July 10 to 12, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
SAP India, MSME Ministry join hands to launch Bharat ERP
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Software major SAP India on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to jointly launch Bharat ERP -- a programme to empower small businesses digitally.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress wants central health team in Kerala over fever outbreak
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) With the death toll in Kerala due to various types of fevers, including dengue and typhoid, crossing over 200, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday demanded that a central expert team be sent to the state to detect some of the new diseases reported.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
India, Netherlands on same page in global issues: Modi
The Hague, June 27 (IANS) India and the Netherlands are on the same page on several global issues, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday as Dutch Premier Mark Rutte hailed India's emergence both from the political and economic point of view as a welcome development.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Netherlands,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Five farmers commit suicide in MP
Bhopal, June 27 (IANS) Five farmers committed suicide in different parts of Madhya Pradesh reportedly due to debt and other problems since Sunday evening, taking the total number of such farmer deaths to 27 in over a fortnight.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
US-led air strike kills 57 in IS-held prison
Damascus, June 27 (IANS) At least 57 inmates and guards were killed when a US-led air strike targeted a prison under Islamic State control in eastern Syria, a monitor group said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BHEL bags order for 15 MW solar photovoltaic power plant
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) State-run BHEL on Tuesday said that it has secured an order for setting up a 15 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plant on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, in Gujarat.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Declare St Teresa's birthday 'Compassion Day': Mumbai NGO to UN
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A Mumbai-based NGO on Tuesday urged the United Nations to declare August 26, the birth anniversary of St Mother Teresa, International Compassion Day.
2017-06-27
Category: International, India,National
'US threats to Syria over potential chemical attack unacceptable'
Moscow, June 27 (IANS) Threats by the US to the Syrian regime warning of the consequences of a possible chemical weapons attack were unacceptable, the Russian government said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security
Four million in persistent poverty in Britain
London, June 27 (IANS) More than seven percent of the British population, amounting to 4.6 million people, live in persistent poverty, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a report on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Jammu region, Kashmir Valley sharply divided over GST (News Analysis)
Jammu/Srinagar, June 27 (IANS) In Jammu and Kashmir -- the only state in the country that is yet to approve implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime -- opinion is sharply divided between the Kashmir Valley and the Jammu region over the issue.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Malinga faces disciplinary action over media comments
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Veteran Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry from the national cricket board for "repeated breaches" of the terms of his contract.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Libyan man burns himself in protest in Tripoli
Tripoli, June 27 (IANS) A Libyan young man on Tuesday burned himself in central Tripoli in protest against his poor living conditions.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Karan Sharma to play grey character for first time
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actor Karan Sharma, best known for his positive roles in shows like "Baa Bahoo Aur Baby", "Pavitra Rishta" and "Kaala Teeka", will be seen playing a grey character for the first time in horror show "Cheekh.. Ek Khaufnak Sach".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US-led air strike kills 57 in IS-held prison
Damascus, June 27 (IANS) At least 57 inmates were killed when a US-led air strike targeted a prison under Islamic State control in eastern Syria, Xinhua news agency quoted a monitor group as saying on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Why should caste be an issue in Presidential election: Meira Kumar
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said there should not be "one upmanship of caste" for the post of President and stressed that the July 17 election will be fought on the basis of ideology and not caste.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Always a positive working experience with Akshay: Producer
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has associated with Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia's Friday Filmworks for the fifth time with "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha". Bhatia says working with Akshay is always a pleasant experience.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Irrfan Khan channels his 'inner hipster' in New York
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan was spotted flaunting his hipster look in New York.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India, Netherlands on same page on global issues: Modi
The Hague, June 27 (IANS) India and the Netherlands are on the same page on several global issues, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Netherlands,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Truvison launches smart TV at Rs 46,999
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Consumer electronics company Truvison on Tuesday launched its smart TV series TX5067 at Rs 46,999 for Indian consumers, the London-based company said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Dhanraj Pillay to be conferred East Bengal club's Bharat Gaurav award
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Former India hockey skipper Dhanraj Pillay will be conferred East Bengal football club's highest honour -- Bharat Gaurav -- on its foundation day ceremony on August 1, the club's assistant general secretary Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,Hockey
Smith advises struggling de Villiers to quit ODI captaincy
Johannesburg, June 27 (IANS) Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has advised a struggling AB De Villiers to focus on limited overs cricket and give up the One-day International (ODI) captaincy to fully concentrate on his batting.
2017-06-27
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Trump-Modi warmth aimed at China: NYT
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The bonhomie US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi displayed at their meeting here was partly aimed at China, the New York Times has said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts
New York, June 27 (IANS) Using machine learning algorithm, US researchers have developed a novel brain imaging technology that can "read minds" and identify complex thoughts with 87 per cent accuracy.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Apple acquires German eye-tracking company
San Francisco, June 27 (IANS) Apple on Tuesday confirmed its acquisition of SensoMotoric Instruments, a German computer vision company specialising in augmented reality (AR) and eye tracking, media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mission XI Million Football Festival held in Aizawl
Aizawl, June 27 (IANS) Around 7,500 children from close to a hundred schools participated in the Mission XI Million Festival of football here on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Vivo extends IPL sponsorship contract by five years
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo on Tuesday extended the title sponsorship contract with the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) by five more years, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Almost resigned from RBI on differences with Chidambaram, says ex-Governor Y.V. Reddy
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) As the key figure in the balance of power between the government and the Reserve Bank of India, former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy once contemplated resignation, and had to even offer an unconditional apology to the minister, his autobiography reveals.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kaushik Basu is new International Economic Association president
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Finance Ministry's former Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu has taken over as President of the International Economic Association (IEA), according to a statement from Cornell University in the US.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
10 million tonnes of fish go waste every year: Study
Toronto, June 27 (IANS) Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the world's oceans every year, new research has found.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Police bungled Malayalam actress kidnap case: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday alleged that the Malayalam actress kidnap case has been bungled by Kerala Police.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Childhood asthma may up risk of heart failure
New York, June 27 (IANS) Individuals with a history of asthma from childhood may be at a greater risk of experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood, researchers have warned.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
China lodges protest, asks India to withdraw troops
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it has complained to India about Indian troops "trespassing" the Chinese boundary, hinting that pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar won't resume until the soldiers were withdrawn.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
WWE to telecast Mae Young Classic tourney
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) network on Tuesday confirmed the telecast of the first-ever Mae Young Classic women's tournament, which will feature India's Kavita Devi.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Modi gifts shawls, bracelet, Lincoln stamp to Trumps
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania a range of gifts, including a hamper containing a traditional, handcrafted silver bracelet and hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
EU fines Google $2.7 billion for abusing search monopoly
London, June 27 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday slapped technology giant Google with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros or $2.7 billion for breaching European Union (EU) antitrust rules by abusing the monopoly it enjoys over internet search.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Almost resigned from RBI on differences with Chidambaram, says ex-Governor Y.V. Reddy
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) As the key figure in the balance of power between the government and the Reserve Bank of India, former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy once contemplated resignation, and had to even offer an unconditional apology to the minister, his autobiography reveals.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ex-French PM exits Socialist Party
Paris, June 27 (IANS) Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday announced that he was exiting the outgoing ruling Socialist Party and wants to join President Emmanuel Macron's parliamentary majority.
2017-06-27
Category: International, France,Politics
Sri Lanka seeks assistance for elephant conservation
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank to conserve its wild elephant population, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Don't fall into US trap and suffer, Chinese writer tells India
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) India will suffer "catastrophic results" if it become a pawn in US attempts to counter China, a Chinese commentator has said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
'The Fakir of Venice' to open 8th Jagran Film Festival in Delhi
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Farhan Akhtar starrer "The Fakir of Venice" will be the opening movie at the 8th Jagran Film Festival, which will start here from July 1.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Morcha holds rally in Darjeeling, burns GTA accord papers
Darjeeling, June 27 (IANS) In a bid to cut all ties with the West Bengal government and to protest the development board of the North Bengal hills, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Tuesday burnt documents of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) agreement.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nail the nail art trends - here's how
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Nail marbling, mirror nails or 3D nail art - its time to have some fun with your nail art, say experts.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Study expects 2 billion climate change refugees by 2100
New York, June 27 (IANS) Global mean sea level rise may dislocate hundreds of millions of people by 2100, making about one-fifth of the world's population -- two billion people -- climate change refugees, says a study.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Yogi claims UP has changed in 100 days
Lucknow, June 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday completed 100 days in office and said that a lot of work has been done on improving roads, strengthening infrastructure, bettering law and order and providing better healthcare.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Night shifts may hamper DNA repair
New York, June 27 (IANS) If you are working on night shifts regularly, chances are your body's ability to repair DNA damage may get hampered, suggest researchers led by one of Indian-origin.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
GST, selling pressure spook investors, markets close lower
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Caution ahead of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and heavy selling pressure in banking, capital goods and automobile stocks pulled the Indian equity markets lower on Wednesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Uranus' unusual rotation creates light switch effect: Study
New York, June 27 (IANS) Uranus' magnetosphere -- the region defined by the icy planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it -- gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet, scientists have discovered.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Bumrah rises to second in T20I rankings; Kohli leads batting chart
Dubai, June 27 (IANS) Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah rose to the second spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 International (T20I) rankings for bowlers while skipper Virat Kohli retained the top spot among the batsmen.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Google to hold workshops for SMBs for digital presence
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Targeting the small and medium business (SMB) enterprises, Google India Private Ltd will hold 5,000 offline workshops over the next three years, a company official said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
'Spain's Catholic Church tax exemptions may be unlawful aid'
Brussels, June 27 (IANS) Tax exemptions for the Catholic Church in Spain may constitute unlawful state aid if granted in relation to economic activities, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Kiara Advani joins sets of Mahesh Babu's film
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani, last seen on screen in Hindi film "Machine", on Tuesday joined the sets of her maiden Telugu film "Bharat Ane Nenu".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
China promises fewer restrictions on foreign companies
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday urged foreign companies to invest in the East Asian country, assuring them of fewer restrictions.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Pakistan defends Salahuddin, to keep backing Kashmir struggle
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday described as "completely unjustified" the US' designation of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist and said it will continue its "political, diplomatic and moral support for ... the Kashmiri people".
2017-06-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
My biopic would be boring, says SRK
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan doesn't find his life's story interesting and "controversial" enough for a biopic. He says that, in fact, it would be "boring" unless he decides to write it on his own.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ganguly in BCCI's new 7-member Special Committee
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly was on Tuesday named in the seven-member Special Committee formed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to identify the critical points in implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Meira Kumar to begin election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said she will start her election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on June 30.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ricky Martin promises his wedding will be big event
London, June 27 (IANS) Around seven months after Ricky Martin announced his engagement to Jwan Yosef, the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer says he is sure his wedding will be a "big" affair.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kourtney Kardashian splits from Younes Bendjima
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian has reportedly called it quits with her beau Younes Bendjima.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi gifts shawls, bracelet, Lincoln stamp to Trumps
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania a range of gifts including a hamper containing a traditional, handcrafted silver bracelet and hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
No questions allowed at Trump-Modi media meet
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Journalists who attended the media briefing by President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were told ahead of time that no questions would be allowed - a break from the tradition of two questions asked from each press delegation.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Diplomacy
After US visit, Modi arrives in the Netherlands
Amsterdam, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday on the third and final leg of his three-nation tour, after his high profile US visit and meeting with President Donald Trump.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy
US, India tell Pakistan: Don't let terrorists use your territory
Washington, June 27 (IANS) In a strong message to Islamabad, the US and India have told Pakistan to ensure its territory is not used for terror attacks on other countries and asked it to bring to justice terrorists blamed for attacks in Mumbai and other places in India.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7
Seoul, June 27 (IANS) Samsung Electronics will soon begin selling a refurbished version of its controversial Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, which cost the company millions in losses last year following repeated reports of handsets catching fire.
2017-06-27
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Vidya Balan returns as ambassador for IFFM
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan is returning as ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), which will be held this year August 10-22, showcasing over 60 films. She is happy about women representation at the gala.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jolie urges children to fight for universal human rights
London, June 27 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie, who is UNHCR Special Envoy and harnesses her fame to help child refugees in war-torn countries of the world, has urged children to stand up and help the adults in order to fight for universal human rights.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Golf Club 'apologises' to member for asking Meghalaya guest to leave
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday said it has apologised to a member whose guest from Meghalaya was asked to leave the club for wearing a Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasi women, and that disciplinary action against the erring staff "is in process".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Alia, Varun launch Ganapati song from 'Bhikari'
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan came together to launch a Ganapati song from choreographer-director Ganesh Acharya's upcoming Marathi film "Bhikari".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
United ex-star Giggs hints at bit role for Rooney
London, June 27 (IANS) If Wayne Rooney can accept a bit-part role as opposed to the mainstay he was at English football giants Manchester United a few years back, the English forward could have a future at the club, former United star Ryan Giggs said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Morcha holds rally in Darjeeling, burns GTA accord papers
Darjeeling, June 27 (IANS) In a bid to sever all ties with the West Bengal government, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha on Tuesday burnt the documents of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration agreement to protest the development board of north hills.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
US, India ask Pakistan not to let terrorists use its territory
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US and India have urged Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kaspersky Lab's new technology to protect against audio spying
Moscow, June 27 (IANS) To help people protect themselves from the threat of audio surveillance, Russian security software firm Kaspersky Lab has developed a method to counteract unauthorised access to microphone data on Windows devices.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Business/Economy
China lodges protest with India, demands troops withdrawal
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it had complained to India about Indian troops trespassing the Chinese boundary and asked it to withdraw them immediately.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Israel bombards Hamas positions in Gaza
Tel Aviv, June 27 (IANS) The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on Tuesday bombarded two Hamas positions, the governing authority in the Gaza Strip, following a missile attack on Israeli territory that caused no casualties.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
Beauty of short films is they're out-of-the-box: Mandira Bedi
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Films are few and far between for actress Mandira Bedi, who considers television a "conservative medium". But she says she is attracted to short films as they are experimental.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Trend Micro launches $100 million venture fund
Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) Tokyo-headquartered cybersecurity major Trend Micro Incorporated on Tuesday announced the launch of a corporate venture fund to explore emerging technology markets.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Why should caste be an issue in presidential poll: Meira Kumar
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday wondered why caste should be an issue in the Presidential election, and lamented that for the first time caste was being made an issue in the election to the country's highest office.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Record numbers attend Spanish La Liga matches for season
Madrid, June 27 (IANS) The 2016-17 season in the Spanish La Liga set a new record in fans turning up at stadiums to watch the matches, the organising body of Spanish football has confirmed.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Facebook's Messenger adds masks, animated emoji to video chats
San Francisco, June 27 (IANS) Aiming to take on its competitors, and make video chats with your friends and family in Messenger a whole lot more fun, Facebook has now added four new features -- animated reactions, filters, masks and effects, and the ability to take screenshots -- for one-on-one and group video chats.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
'Atomic Blonde' to release in India on August 11
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron starrer "Atomic Blonde" will release in India on August 11.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Duhamel to turn director with 'The Buddy Games'
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) After a successful career in front of camera, actor Josh Duhamel is all set to go behind the camera to direct his first movie "The Buddy Games".
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't just look fit, stay healthy: Yami Gautam
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam says it is important not to lose sight of healthy living in the quest to attain the perfect frame.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The Indian equity markets traded in the red during the post-afternoon session on Tuesday, as caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) launch and heavy selling pressure in banking, capital goods and automobile stocks subdued investors' sentiments.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Is Khloe Kardashian engaged?
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has sparked engagement rumours with her boyfriend and basketball player Tristan Thompson after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I've great respect for Indian cinema, actors: 'Blacklist' star
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Diego Klattenhoff says he has great respect for Indian cinema, and how it touches life of people around the world. The Canadian actor says he would love to cross over to the Indian industry through a film.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China's desert greening inspires world: UN
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's success in reforesting a major desert which was once a source of frequent sandstorms has provided ideas for other countries battling desertification, a top UN official said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Samantha takes on rural avatar for 'Rangasthalam'
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, mostly popular for playing glamorous roles, will be seen in a completely rural avatar in upcoming Telugu 1980s set romantic drama "Rangasthalam".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Fintech firm Rubique goes regional
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Fintech firm Rubique on Tuesday launched its mobile app in Hindi, Marathi and Bengali that will help more users to register as business associates and earn on every loan reference.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
Real Madrid defender Llorente joins Real Sociedad
Madrid, June 27 (IANS) Spanish football club Real Sociedad has confirmed the signing of Real Madrid defender Diego Llorente on a five-year deal.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sri Lanka to begin clean-up to battle dengue
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Tuesday said it will launch a major clean-up of cities around the country as the number of people affected by dengue continues to rise.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Prohibitory orders in MP town after communal tension
Alirajpur (Madhya Pradesh), June 27 (IANS) Prohibitory orders were clamped in Azad Nagar of Madhya Pradesh's Alirajpur district following communal tension, police said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fiorentina owners put club up for sale after complaints from fans
Rome, June 27 (IANS) The owners of Fiorentina put the Italian football club up for sale after criticism from the team's fans, according to an official statement.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
'Half of highly skilled EU workers may leave UK in 5 years'
London, June 27 (IANS) Close to nearly half of highly skilled workers from the EU are most likely to leave the UK in the next five years, a new report into the impact of Brexit on the jobs market revealed on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
Man held for raping minor in Delhi
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 28-year-old man was arrested here on Tuesday on charges of raping his 12-year-old neighbour, police said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manchester City eyeing Brazilian teenager Douglas
Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) English football club Manchester City are preparing a proposal to sign Vasco da Gama's Brazil under-20 midfielder Douglas, according to media reports.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Mukesh Chhabra wants to cast reality TV show girl
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Popular casting director Mukesh Chhabra says he wants to cast children's reality TV show "Sabse Bada Kalakar" contestant Mahi Soni in his future venture.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Promise of social development requires more than economic growth
The obsession with economic growth blinds the government from focusing on the issues that matter. The citizens nowadays do not want their economies to be just on the wealth creation track. In their view, a successful economy should be able to provide them with state-of-the-art health facilities; world class educational landscape; and strong property rights, apart from delivering sustainable economic growth.
2017-06-27
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SRK thanks fans on clocking 25 years in Bollywood
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has thanked all his fans and well-wishers for supporting him in his "glorious journey" of over two decades in the Hindi filmdom.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British Queen's income to increase
London, June 27 (IANS) The British Queen's income is set increase to over 82 million pounds ($104 million) due to a government decision to increase her funding to cover "essential works" to Buckingham Palace, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Snapchat's new Snap Map feature raises privacy concerns
San Francisco, June 27 (IANS) A new update to the photo-sharing app Snapchat that allows certain users to track down your exact location is raising privacy concerns for parents and child safety advocates.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
Singer Charlotte Church suffers miscarriage
London, June 27 (IANS) Singer Charlotte Church, who was expecting her third child, has had a miscarriage.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter can detect riots faster than police: Study
London, June 27 (IANS) With people increasingly taking to the social media, especially Twitter, to report or update events, observations and occurrences, new research says the micro-blogging site can track and detect major disruptive events faster than the police.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Panamagate probe team summons Sharif's daughter
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, has been summoned to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in connection with the Panama Papers probe into the family's assets, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
More veggies a day may cut early menopause risk
New York, June 27 (IANS) A single daily serving of vegetable protein from foods such as whole grains, soy and tofu may protect women from early menopause and could prolong their reproductive function, researchers say.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Lugano signs contract extension with Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Former Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has signed a deal to stay with Sao Paulo until the end of the year, the Brazilian football club said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'India rejigging bilateral science schemes to fit in with national plans'
Lindau (Germany), June 27 (IANS) India is reorienting some of its bilateral science and technology schemes with partnering nations to fit in with its national priorities such as Make in India and Smart City project, according to a top Indian official.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Switzerland,Science/Tech,Technology
Montpellier confirm Mounie's departure for promoted EPL team
Paris, June 27 (IANS) France's Ligue 1 football side Montpellier have announced that their striker Steve Mounie was set to join promoted English Premier League (EPL) team Huddersfield Town.
2017-06-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
White House sends FBI director nomination to Senate
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The White House has formally sent to the Senate the nomination of Christopher Wray as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Any recognition motivates you to do better: Comedian Vir Das
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Indian actor-comedian Vir Das, who made it to an international Variety Magazine's '10 Comedians to Watch' list of 2017 earlier this month, says any kind of recognition sets a certain kind of expectation -- motivating you to keep doing better.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Justin Bieber to team up with Brazilian star
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber is ready to team up with Brazilian superstar Anitta to work on a new song.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Varun, Alia 'honoured' to launch 'Bhikari' music
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt say it was an honour for them to launch the music for choreographer Ganesh Acharya's maiden Marathi directorial "Bhikari".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
My live shows are live: Ed Sheeran hits back
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran, who is due to perform in India later this year, has hit back after he was accused of not performing live at his Glastonbury concert.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump unpopular worldwide, American image suffers: Survey
Washington, June 27 (IANS) President Donald Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the US have also declined steeply in many nations, a new survey has revealed.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Cameroonian striker Joel nets brace to sink former club
Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Cameroonian striker Joel Tagueu scored two first-half goals as Brazilian football club Avai upset hosts Botafogo 2-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Modi-Trump summit: Hugs, business and support for India (Comment)
If hugs and handshakes are markers to personal and bilateral relationships, then the first get-to-know meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump seems to have been singularly successful.
2017-06-27
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
5 dead in Delhi fire
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Five persons, including a six-year-old girl, have died and four others injured in a fire that broke out in a slum here, the city police said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Got to know Sanjay Dutt as a human being with biopic: Vicky Kaushal
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal says the audience will get to know the true story of actor Sanjay Dutt minus his star status in filmmaker Rajkummar Hiranis untitled upcoming biopic.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Yogi completes 100 days as Uttar Pradesh CM
Lucknow, June 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday completed 100 days in office and said he was committed to the welfare of the farmers and poor.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dravidian assault: Bahubali may save Bollywood from its mindless exertions (Comment: Special to IANS)
There is a scene in Richard Attenboroughs film "Gandhi" where Shriram Lagoo playing Gopal Krishna Gokhale prevails upon the South Africa-returned barrister Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi (played by Ben Kingsley) to travel all over India.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Cinema/Showbiz
Birth-photography: Framing labour room moments for eternity (Lifestyle Trends)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Happiness knows no bound for a mother who holds her baby for the first time after battling with the excruciating pain undergone during the labour hours. What if one gets a chance to look back at those moments later?
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Kiren Rijiju praises Kailash Kher for 'divine voice'
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has praised singer Kailash Kher, who performed here for a charity, and said the country is blessed to have such a divine voice with kind heart.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
US House panel unveils $696.5 bn defence policy bill
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US House Armed Services Committee unveiled a $696.5 billion defence policy bill that is more than what was requested previously by President Donald Trump, the media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
'Thugs Of Hindostan' is rough, tough: Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is busy with his next "Thugs Of Hindostan", says the film is rough and tough.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australian population aging, more diverse, less religious: Study
Canberra, June 27 (IANS) The Australian population is aging, more ethnically diverse and less religious than in the past, according to the 2016 national census released on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
EU to slap Google with record-breaking fine on Tuesday: Report
London, June 27 (IANS) The European Union is slated to announce on Tuesday the imposition of a record-breaking fine of more than 1.1 billion euros, or nearly $1.2 billion, on Google for abusing its monopoly over internet search, media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
'Stopped Mansarovar pilgrims as Indian troops crossed border'
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it stopped Indian pilgrims from travelling to the Kailash Mansarovar due to the ongoing face-off between the troops of the two nations triggered by Indian soldiers who crossed the Chinese border.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
2nd n-plant at Kudankulam to restart generation soon
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will restart generation soon, said a senior official of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Apple, Cisco to help firms get cyber security insurance discounts
Las Vegas, June 27 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed plans to collaborate with networking and security major Cisco to get discounts on cyber-security insurance premium for businesses that use products of both companies.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
Saving Bangladesh rivers from dying is a daunting task
Experts and environmentalists have criticised Bangladesh's environment agency for its decision to declare four dying rivers around Dhaka as ecologically critical areas (ECA).
2017-06-27
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
US social media networks, Microsoft join to fight terror
Washington, June 27 (IANS) US social media networks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube joined hands with tech giant Microsoft to launch a forum aimed to help make their "consumer services hostile to terrorists and violent extremists".
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism
NASA says no pending announcement on alien life
Washington, June 27 (IANS) US space agency NASA said that it has no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life, following a wave of media reports that it was about to announce the evidence of alien life.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Media,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Hot Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) It was a hot Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Traffic resumes on Badrinath highway
Dehradun, June 27 (IANS) The Badrinath highway which was closed after heavy rain and landslides around midnight, opened on Tuesday morning, an official said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Pyongyang calls Trump's 'America First' policy contemporary Nazism
Pyongyang, June 27 (IANS) North Korea on Tuesday criticised US President Donald Trump's "America First" policy calling this ideology "Nazism in the 21st Century", a state-media report said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Positive global cues buoy equity markets
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues buoyed the Indian equity markets during the early morning trade session on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Syria preparing for chemical weapons attack: US
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The White House said that there were "potential preparations" for another chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime and warned the country's President Bashar al-Assad of a "heavy price" if it is carried out, the media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 dead in Delhi fire
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Five persons including a six-year-old girl have died and four others injured in a fire that broke out in a slum here, police said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brazil's Temer charged with corruption
Brasilia, June 27 (IANS) Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country's chief prosecutor, a media report said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US warns Syria on 'chemical attack plan'
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US says it has identified "potential preparations" for another chemical attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Bashar al-Assad government, a media report said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tom Hardy poses for selfies at petrol station
London, June 27 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy stunned his fans when he stopped at a petrol station here and cheerfully posed for photographs while preparing for his motorcycle test.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood