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God never abandons us, says Pope
Vatican City, Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) The bad times in life should never shake our belief in God's love and his unwavering support, Pope Francis said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion
Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing dead, leaders condole death
Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Rishang Keishing died on Tuesday at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here, his family members said. He was 97
2017-08-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Case of murder if sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewers: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A case of murder will be registered against a private property owner if a sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewers or septic tank, Delhi Water Minister Rajender Pal Gautam said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Salim blames centre, Mamata and media for plight of Bengal flood victims
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Blaming the "irresponsive" and "irresponsible" central and West Bengal governments for the plight of the flood victims in northern Bengal, CPI-M politburo member Mohammed Salim on Tuesday alos criticised the media for not reaching the news of the "massive devastation" in the region to the people of the country.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Opinion/Commentary,Crime/Disaster/Accident
260 injured in stone-pelting at 'Gotmar Fair' in MP
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 22 (IANS) Around 260 people were injured in the stone-pelting at centuries-old traditional "Gotmar Fair" in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. The condition of four persons is stated to be serious.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Repairing earthquake damage costs Italy over 3bn euros a year, says minister
Rome, Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy spends more than 3 billion euros annually on rebuilding after earthquakes, Infrastructure Minister Graziano del Rio said on Tuesday, urging Italians make their homes and other buildings quake-proof.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
UP Chief Secretary files probe report on Gorakhpur tragedy
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday submitted to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath his report on the death of over 63 children at the BRD medical college in Gorakhpur between August 7-12, reportedly due to lack of oxygen supply, an official said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
PKL-5: Bengal Warriors pip UP Yoddha in close contest
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Hosts UP Yoddha succumbed to their fourth straight loss in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 after narrowly going down 31-32 to Bengal Warriors at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
After Trump's speech, Guterres hopes world will help in Afghan political settlement
United Nations, Aug 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes the international community will help Afghanistan find a political solution to its crisis, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US slaps sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms doing business with N. Korea
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The US Treasury Department on Tuesday said it was imposing economic sanctions on more than a dozen Chinese and Russian individuals and firms for doing business with North Korea's government.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Netanyahu warns of Iran's attempts to establish foothold in Syria
Jerusalem, Aug 22 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that Iran's attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria pose a problem for Israel and the entire Middle East.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Qatar Airways enters into interline partnership with Vistara
Doha (Qatar), Aug 22 (IANS) Qatar Airways on Tuesday entered into a new interline partnership with full-service domestic airline Vistara.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Qatar,Business/Economy
US-led airstrikes kill 78 civilians in Raqqa
Damascus, Aug 22 (IANS) The US-led coalition has killed 78 civilians in Syria's de facto capital of the Islamic State in Raqqa city over the last two days, state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Need to challenge BJP's idea of nationalism, Hinduism: Kanhaiya Kumar
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Contending that nationalism cannot be forcefully injected to people, former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday said there is a need to challenge BJP's idea of nationalism and Hinduism in the country.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Delhi HC order inspection of Hauz Khas Village to curb violation
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to conduct an inspection of Hauz Khas village area to chart out a site plan indicating the width of the street, location of restaurants as well as positioning of their exits.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
India issues RFI for naval helicopters
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In one of the biggest global tenders for helicopters issued recently, a Request For Information was issued by India's Defence Ministry for over 200 helicopters for the Indian Navy under the new Strategic Partnership model, informed sources said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
India, Uzbekistan should take trade to $1 bn: Venkaiah Naidu
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India and Uzbekistan should work for taking bilateral trade to one billion dollars by March 2018.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing dead (Lead, correcting name, para 3)
Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Rishang Keishing died on Tuesday at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here, his family members said. He was 97
2017-08-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Differing arguments of SC judges in triple talaq verdict
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court which by a 3:2 majority decision struck down triple talaq as "unconstitutional", "arbitrary" and "not part of Islam", had differing arguments by the judges.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Hope other issues of Muslims will also get attention: Swaraj Abhiyan
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj Abhiyan on Tuesday said with the triple talaq issue settled, now attention should be paid to the "real" issues concerning Muslims such as education, discrimination in jobs and habitation etc.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
20 teams to investigate sighting of drone-like object at IGI Airport
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Police have formed as many as 20 teams to look into the sighting of a drone-like object flying twice at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here on Sunday, leading to disruption in operations twice.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
KVIC revives defunct centre in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Tuesday revived its defunct training centre in the Kashmir Valley where Mahatma Gandhi gave Charkha training to locals in 1947, officials said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Fiorentina striker Kalinic joins AC Milan on loan
Milan, Aug 22 (IANS) Seven-time European football champions AC Milan announced on Tuesday the signing of Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina on a loan deal with an obligation to buy.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Former Manipur CM Rishan Kaising dead
Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Rishan Kaising died on Tuesday at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here, his family members said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Agra tutor arrested for sexually abusing student
Agra, Aug 22 (IANS) A private tutor was on Tuesday arrested on charges of sexually exploiting a high school student who was forced into having sex with the tutor's sisters and then blackmailed.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Uttarakhand NIT students on warpath over poor living conditions
New Delhi/Dehradun, Aug 22 (IANS) About 1,000 students are on an indefinite strike at the NIT, Uttarakhand to protest against the cramped hostel rooms and toilets overflowing with sewage, and demanding that they be immediately shifted to some other place.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Terror suspect says cell planned bigger attack in Barcelona
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) The 12-man terrorist cell behind the Barcelona and Cambrils terrorist attacks, which claimed 15 lives and left over 120 people injured, had been preparing a bigger attack in Barcelona, according to judicial sources.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
FC Barcelona sues Neymar for $10m
Barcelona, Aug 22 (IANS) Catalan football giants FC Barcelona on Tuesday took legal action against their former star Neymar, demanding 8.5 million euros ($10 million) over what they called breach of contract.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
We can, we will, interim Infosys CEO Rao tells employees
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) Days after taking over the mantle from flamboyant technocrat Vishal Sikka, software major Infosys' unassuming interim CEO U.B. Pravin Rao on Tuesday reached out his nearly 2 lakh employees, asserting: "We can do it again and we will".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Have requested FM to reduce GST rates on automobile sector: Geete
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union Minister Anant Geete on Tuesday said that he has requested Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce GST (Goods and Services Tax) rates on the automobile sector.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sindhu, Praneeth advance; Sumeeth-Ashwini lose at Badminton Worlds
Glasgow, Aug 22 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu, B. Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and the mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy advanced but the mixed doubles pairing of B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the second round of the World Badminton Championships here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Congress demands Chhattisgarh CM's resignation over cow deaths
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh should resign, taking responsibility for the deaths of 350 cows in three cow sheds in the state.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PKL 5: Gujarat beat Pune to maintain unbeaten run
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Gujarat Fortunegiants stretched their unbeaten run to seven matches after beating Puneri Paltan 35-21 in a Zone A contest of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Congress alleges Rs 18,000 cr scam in Metrorail car depot plan
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Mumbai Congress on Tuesday alleged a Rs 18,000 crore scam brewing in the Maharashtra government's plans to allot a whopping 30 hectares of prime green land for a car-depot of the upcoming Mumbai Metro III line. The government dismissed the "misleading" claims.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bengaluru Buddies, Chennai Strikers win in Cue Masters League
Ahmedabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Bengaluru Buddies and Chennai Strikers inched closer to the semi-finals in the Indian Cue Masters League here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Cairn Energy seeks additional $249 mn compensation from India
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) British oil major Cairn Energy has added another $249 million to the compensation it is claiming from India after the authorities here set off a tax refund due to it to settle part of a retrospective tax demand, the company said on Tuesday
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan, Egypt among 19 countries that have abolished triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court, in its judgment declaring instant triple talaq as unconstitutional, has cited laws from 19 countries including Pakistan and Egypt which have abolished the practice.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Mauritius hold St. Kitts & Nevis in Tri-Nation football clash
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Mauritius missed chances and conceded a goal in the dying minutes to draw 1-1 against St. Kitts & Nevis in the second match of the Tri-Nation International football series at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
7 dead, over 1,500 affected by dengue in Peshawar
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Seven persons have been killed and over 1,500 affected by the dengue virus in Pakistan's Peshawar, according to statistics released by the authorities on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Former cricketer arrested for duping young cricketers
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A 29-year-old former cricketer has been arrested for allegedly duping young cricketers whom he promised to send to Australia to play the game, police said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K Governor meets Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Tuesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and discussed various issues including repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani armed forces, an officials said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
RFI issued for helicopters for Indian Navy
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A Request for Information was issued for Naval Utility Helicopters and Naval Multi-Role Helicopters on Tuesday by the Defence Ministry under the Strategic Partnership model.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Vaiko calls on Karunanidhi
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) MDMK leader Vaiko called on ailing DMK leader M Karunanidhi at his residence here on Tuesday and enquired about his health.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
All hail Supreme Court's triple talaq verdict (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Activists, politicians, clerics, celebrities, political outfits and NGOs, including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) that was contending for the triple talaq, on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on the controversial instant divorce among the Muslim community.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Transgender beauty pageant to be held in Gurugram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The first edition of Miss Transqueen India, a beauty pageant for transgenders, will take place in Gurugram on Sunday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Supreme Court strikes down instant triple talaq, political parties hail decision (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday by a 3-2 decision struck down the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq among Indian Muslims as unconstitutional, manifestly arbitrary and void in law.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hannover sign Brazilian striker Jonathas from Rubin Kazan
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) German football club Hannover 96 on Tuesday announced the signing of Brazilian striker Jonathas de Jesus from Russian side Rubin Kazan for the next three seasons.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
India-US joint army exercise next month
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India-US joint defence exercise Yudh Abhyas, set to be held in the US from September 14-27, will focus on anti-terror operations and will also see discussion on strategic issues between experts on both sides, defence sources said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Satyarthi's Kanyakumari-Delhi march against child abuse next month
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday said he will commence a "Bharat Yatra" from Kanyakumari to Delhi on September 11 to spread awareness about child sexual abuse and child trafficking.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Will look into book ban if author contacts us: Sahitya Akademi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Sahitya Akademi, an autonomous body working with the Ministry of Culture, said the ban on the book "The Adivasi Will Not Dance" is a state government decision and it will only interfere in it if the author approaches the body.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Another poor day for India at Wrestling Worlds
Paris, Aug 22 (IANS) It was another day of dismal performances by the Indian wrestlers as all four players -- Gyanendra, Ravindar, Harpreet and Naveen -- lost their respective matches to bow out of the World Championships here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Sindhu, Praneeth advance; Sumeeth-Ashwini lose at Badminton Worlds
Glasgow, Aug 22 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu, B. Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and the mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy advanced but the mixed doubles pairing of B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the second round of the World Badminton Championships here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
TN plan for one-year exemption on NEET exam fails
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's plans for one-year exemption from the NEET system of selection of candidates for medical courses for the current year fell through on Tuesday with the Centre telling the Supreme Court that no ordinance was coming on the issue.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Content with verdict, doubtful about lawmaking: Shabnam Hashmi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Social activist Shabnam Hashmi on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict striking down triple talaq but expressed doubts about it becoming a law, saying the issue can be "politicised" and used by different parties for their own benefit.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Hindu temple in Singapore probed for 'criminal offences'
Singapore, Aug 22 (IANS) A police investigation has been launched into the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore, over suspected criminal offences, a media report said.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Singapore,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Diaspora
ICSE in Bengal to sensitise children on online gaming
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Amid concerns over the 'Blue Whale game' phenomenon that has taken several lives globally, including in India, the Association of ICSE Schools in West Bengal will hold a sensitisation workshop on online gaming and internet addiction, covering around 200 schools.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Education
Manoj Tiwari accuses Kejriwal of unfair poll campaign
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A day before the Bawana bypoll, the BJP on Tuesday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the AAP of running an unfair election campaign.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
18 injured in Kashmir bus accident
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Eighteen persons were injured, three of them critically, in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE excise tax to be effective from October 1
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Ministry of Finance has said that the excise tax law will be effective from October 1 in the country.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy
Nigerian President Buhari meets top officials
Abuja, Aug 22 (IANS/MAP) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting on Tuesday with the members of the National Security Council.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
Congress alleges Rs 18,000 cr scam in Metrorail car depot plan
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Mumbai Congress on Tuesday alleged a Rs 18,000 crore scam brewing in the Maharashtra government's plans to allot a whopping 30 hectares of prime green land for a car-depot of the upcoming Mumbai Metro III line.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
VD Man kills friend over suspected affair
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A man has been arrested for killing a friend who suspected him of having an affair with his wife, police said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drizzles in Delhi, Wednesday to see rain too
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The national capital on Tuesday saw light rain leading to a slight drop in the mercury, with the maximum temperature recorded at 35.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC decision will end communal appeasement politics: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the BJP on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement on triple talaq saying the decision will go a long way in ending "communal appeasement politics" and help in empowerment of Muslim women.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Dera Sacha Sauda chief verdict: Haryana imposes prohibitory orders
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of a court verdict this week in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, the Haryana government has imposed prohibitory orders in the state, Additional Chief Secretary Ram Niwas said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Triple Talaq verdict: Centre to issue advisory to states, UTs
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry is likely to issue an advisory to all states and Union Territories in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark judgment that struck down the practice of instant Triple Talaq, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Feuji, Eknovate announce merger
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Feuji Inc. and Eknovate Inc., both having offices in Hyderabad, on Tuesday announced their merger to leverage complementary strengths and focus on scalable global services offerings under the Feuji brand.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Meiraba, Lakshya to lead India challenge at junior badminton meets
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Junior top ranked player Maisnam Meiraba and the Junior World No. 1 Lakshya Sen will lead the countrys challenge in the Badminton Asia Under-17 and Under-15 Championships in Myanmar from October 4 and the BWF World Junior Championships in Jakarta from October 9 respectively, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Dinakaran faction MLAs ferried to resort in Puducherry
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The 19 AIADMK legislators belonging to the faction led by jailed party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran were on Tuesday ferried to a resort in Puducherry to safeguard them from switching their loyalty, after they withdrew support to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Australia upbeat despite poor show at Swimming Worlds
Canberra, Aug 22 (IANS) Australia last month produced its worst performance at a World Swimming Championships in 35 years but the sport's officials on Tuesday remained positive about the future, saying the swimming team's focus is purely on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Our psyche stopping India from becoming tourism hub: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the tourism industry has a huge potential to generate employment in India and the only thing standing in the way is "our psyche".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
We have won the fight, say Muslim women
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Muslim women who challenged the practice of triple talaq which was struck down on Tuesday by the Supreme Court expressed joy, with one saying that this was a "great day" for them.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Bihar flood toll reaches 341
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar remained grim with the death toll reaching 341 on Tuesday, an official said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Barcelona defender Lucas Digne unlikely Ramblas hero
Barcelona, Aug 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona defender Lucas Digne has emerged as one of the unlikely heroes of the terrorist attacks which claimed 15 lives in Barcelona and Cambrils on Thursday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football,Terrorism
Punjab seeks centre's support in settling Rs 31,000 cr debt
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday called on Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan here to seek central support in settling the unsustainable debt burden of whopping Rs 31,000 crore. He also requested a review committee to examine the matter afresh.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hindustan Copper focuses on Rs 5,000 cr expansion projects
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) is focusing on Rs 5, 000 crore of expansion projects which will be executed over the next three to four years, a top company official said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Ink thrown at Kanhaiya Kumar in Kolkata rallies
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Ink was thrown at former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar and other participants of rallies here on Tuesday allegedly by members of a right-wing organisation.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
ED arrests Jain brothers in bank fraud case
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday arrested brothers Sanjay Jain and Rajeev Jain of Surya Vinayak Group of Industries in a bank fraud case worth over Rs 2,300 crore.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amnesty hails verdict on triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Amnesty International India on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict striking down the practice of triple talaq among Muslims as a step forward for womens rights in India.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Can Nehru Memorial house other PMs' memorials?
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The 42nd Annual General Body Meeting of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) on Tuesday discussed if memorials of other former Prime Ministers of India can be built in the sprawling campus of the Teen Murti House. However, the issue remained inconclusive.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Second seed Lee Chong Wei crashes out of world badminton
Glasgow, Aug 22 (IANS) Second seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia suffered a shocking defeat to Brice Leverdez of France in the first round of the Badminton World Championships here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Spain terror suspects appear in court
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) The four men detained over last week's terror attacks in Spain appeared at the High Court here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Need to turn development into mass movement: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he wanted to create an environment where development becomes a mass movement just as what Mahatma Gandhi transformed the freedom struggle into.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Submit action plan, status report on pollution in Bellandur lake: NGT
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday summoned top officials from Karnataka and asked them to come up with a plan and status report over pollution in Bengaluru's Bellandur lake.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
GST regime will reduce costs for lower income section: ADB
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in India will tend to lessen the burden on the lower income section of the society but at the same time, increase the costs for higher income households, according to a blog posted on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) website.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul welcomes SC ruling on triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling on triple talaq.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maldives Army occupies Parliament to block no-trust vote
Male, Aug 22 (IANS) The Maldives military locked down the nations Parliament on Tuesday in what opposition lawmakers said was an attempt to block a motion to impeach the Speaker of the House.
2017-08-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Militant hideout busted, drone recovered in Meghalaya
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) A hideout of the Garo National Liberation Army was busted on Tuesday and a drone besides explosives were recovered, police said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Triple talaq has stature equal to fundamental right: Minority judgment
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Contending that the practice of instant triple talaq was a constituent of the personal law and had a stature equal to other fundamental rights, the minority judgment of the Supreme Court on Tuesday held it as not violative of the Constitution and cannot invoke judicial intervention.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
TN plan for one-year exemption on NEET exam fails
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's plans for one-year exemption from the NEET system of selection of candidates for medical courses for the current year fell through on Tuesday with the Centre telling the Supreme Court that no ordinance was coming on the issue.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Talks on Gorkhaland crisis on Aug 29: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the state government will hold talks with "all major political parties" on August 29 in a bid to restore peace and normalcy in the agitation-hit north West Bengal hills.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nawaz's wife diagnosed with cancer
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with throat cancer on Tuesday, the media reported.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Health/Medicine
Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize releases shortlist
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Shakti Bhatt foundation has announced the shortlist for the 10th Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize which includes six authors.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Modi commends Panagariya's work at Niti Aayog
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday commended Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya for his leadership and wished him the best for his future.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Global cues, value buying buoy equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) After two consecutive sessions of losses, the two key indices of the Indian equity markets -- NSE Nifty50 and BSE Sensex -- made marginal gains on Tuesday, as positive global cues along with "some value buying" buoyed investors' sentiments.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work -- protesting against reforms in the banking sector among other issues -- thereby affecting cheque-clearing activity. However, private lenders like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank functioned normally.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
JD-U suspends Srijan scam-tainted leader in Bihar
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) The ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Tuesday suspended a party leader for his alleged involvement in the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bhagalpur district of Bihar.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We want peace in Afghanistan, Pakistan tells US
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan told the US on Tuesday that it desires "peace and stability in Afghanistan".
2017-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Sports Literacy Mission launched
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In a bid to promote sports in the country, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) named 'Sports: A Way Of Life' on Tuesday launched a Sports Literacy Mission in the presence of 25 Arjuna award winners, Olympians and Dronacharya award winners from various disciplines at the Indian Habitat Centre here.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
HC seeks government response on plea to make road rage non-bailable offence
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that road rage offence should be made non-bailable with rigorous imprisonment.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Judgement contradictory, fractured: AIMPLB's women's wing
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The women's wing of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has termed as "contradictory" and "fractured" the judgement of the Supreme Court on triple talaq.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Need for 'Make in India' health module in northeast: DONER Minister
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) DONER Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday called for a 'Make in India' health module in the northeast region under the Public-Private Partnership mode to meet the changing health needs of the 21st century.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Essar to pay Rs 75.48 more per share to ex-EOL shareholders
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Ruia brothers-led Essar Group on Tuesday said it will pay an additional Rs 75.48 per share to ex-shareholders of Essar Oil (EOL) who tendered their shares at the open offer prior to the delisting of the company, which was sold to Russia's Rosneft-led conglomerate on Monday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Supreme Court strikes down instant triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday by a 3-2 decision struck down the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq among Indian Muslims as unconstitutional, manifestly arbitrary and void in law.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Globally 8 in 1,000 kids born with foetal alcohol syndrome
Toronto, Aug 22 (IANS) Nearly eight out of every 1,000 children worldwide are born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), which increases their risk of developing physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities, according to researchers.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Punjab on high alert ahead of Dera Sacha Sauda chief verdict: CM
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Punjab is on high alert ahead of a Haryana court verdict this week in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief and has received 75 companies of central forces to maintain law and order, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Dhopade, Deepan, Laxman in race for National Chess Championship
Ahmedabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Deepan Chakravarthy and R.R. Laxman produced emphatic victories in the penultimate round to stay close with leader Swapnil Dhopade of Railways in the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at Karnavati Club here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Two killed in Italy quake, three children rescued from rubble
Ischia (Italy), Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) Firemen on Tuesday rescued an 11-year-old boy more than 16 hours after his home on the Italian resort island of Ischia was destroyed by magnitude 4 earthquake that left two women dead. The boy's two younger brothers were pulled out alive from the rubble earlier in the day.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Pakistan, Egypt among 19 countries that have abolished triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court, in its judgment declaring instant triple talaq as unconstitutional, has cited laws from 19 countries including Pakistan and Egypt which have abolished the practice.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Noted poet Patar is Punjab Kala Parishad chief
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Noted Punjabi poet Surjit Patar was nominated as the Punjab Kala Parishad Chairman on Tuesday, state Tourism and Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Forcepoint appoints George Chang as Vice President-Sales
Singapore, Aug 22 (IANS) Global cyber security firm Forcepoint on Tuesday appointed George Chang as Vice-President of Sales in a bid to strengthen its Asia-Pacific (APAC) operations including in India.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Singapore,Technology
Micromax to 'massify' premium technology in India
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) At a time when Chinese smartphone makers have taken a lead in the Indian market, domestic handset major Micromax is betting big on value proposition and making premium technology available to the masses.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Harinder my main challenger competitor in national squash: Ghoshal
Greater Noida, Aug 22 (IANS) Veteran India star Saurav Ghoshal asserted on Tuesday that second seed Harinder Pal Singh Sindhu will be his biggest competitor in the ongoing 74th National Squash Championship at the Shiv Nadar University here.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
China defends Pakistan after Trump's terrorism barb
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China on Tuesday defended Pakistan after US President Donald Trump slammed Islamabad for harbouring terrorists.
2017-08-22
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Jaitley hails SC judgement, says 'aberrations' in personal laws should be rectified
New, Aug 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq as "progressive" and said efforts should be made to rectify "aberrations" in personal laws that infringe on constitutional guarantees.
2017-08-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Army chief reviews security in Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat on Tuesday reviewed the security in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, days after a skirmish took place between Indian and Chinese troops in the area, defence sources said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Samsung set to unveil Galaxy 'Note 8'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After sailing through the debacle over Galaxy Note 7 last year, Samsung is set to launch its flagship Note 8 on Wednesday, thus ending rumours of halting the further release of the Note series.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HackerEarth to render recruitment services to Monstar-Lab
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) Bengaluru-based talent management start-up HackerEarth on Tuesday partnered with Chinese mobile app development company Monstar-Lab Technology to render technology recruitment services.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Banking operations hit in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking operations were on Tuesday hit across the state as members affiliated to nine unions in the public sector banks struck work protesting against reforms in the banking sector.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Talks on Gorkhaland crisis on Aug 29: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the state government will hold talks with "all major political parties" on August 29 to restore peace and normalcy in the agitation-hit north West Bengal hills.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dinakaran makes it tough for merged AIADMK, opposition wants floor test
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The opposition on Tuesday demanded a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after the AIADMK group led by jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran withdrew support to Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, reducing the government to a minority.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
New electronic skin tracks heart rate, respiration
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) Taking the technology of wearables to the next level, researchers have developed a new electronic skin that tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone.
2017-08-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
Jhajharia, Sardar to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Paralympics double gold medallist and world record holder Devendra Jhajharia has been named as the recipient of this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award along with former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Athletics,Other Sports
Man stabbed to death inside Delhi police station
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A man was stabbed to death here with a file poker by a friend inside a police station where the two were brought after a scuffle between them, police said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IGIA to get new integrated terminal by 2021
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The national capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) will get a new integrated terminal like T3 by 2021, under the facility's next phase of planned expansion.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi Government approves construction of 5,012 EWS houses
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday approved construction of 5,012 houses for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) at three locations at an estimated cost of Rs 654 crore.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Triple talaq issue related to social reform: Naqvi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The triple talaq issue is not related to religion but social reform, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Tuesday, adding that the Modi government would discuss with all political parties on framing a law on the matter.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Sushant Singh Rajput praises Jackky Bhagnani's 'Carbon'
Mumbai, Aug 22 ( IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput says short film "Carbon", backed by Jackky Bhagnani, is a very well-intentioned project.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala opposition legislators protest enters Day 2
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) The indefinite protest by five legislators of the Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly to press for sacking of Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who faces nepotism charges, entered its second day on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Detained terrorists appear at Spanish court
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) The four surviving members of the 12-men terrorist cell responsible for attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils appeared at the Spanish National High Court here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Here's why you tend to be less alert during afternoon
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Do you find yourself grumpy and less alert in the afternoon hours as opposed to the morning hours? It is because your brain expects a reward, while activation is greater in the morning and evening because rewards are not expected at these times, according to a study.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Coach Ramesh feels Dabang Delhi gearing up at right time
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Dabang Delhi chief coach Ramesh Bhendigiri feels that the team is gelling well and he is now more aware of his players' strengths and weaknesses as they get ready to face Haryana Steelers in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match here on Wednesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Asghar Farhadi starts work on Bardem, Cruz's film
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has started the principal photography of "Everybody Knows" ("Todos Lo Saben"), a psychological thriller film starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bodies found in search for 10 missing US sailors
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Divers searching for 10 missing American sailors have located some bodies inside the stricken US destroyer, a day after it collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore, a US Admiral said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'OurMine' hacked Sony PlayStation's social media accounts
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Days after taking over the social media accounts of US television network Home Box Office (HBO), notorious hacker group "OurMine" has hit again, this time claiming to have hacked Sony PlayStation's official Twitter and Facebook accounts.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC verdict banning triple talaq vindicates our stand: AIMPLB
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), a representative body of the Muslims, on Tuesday said it welcomes the Supreme Court judgment on triple talaq as it vindicates the organisation's stand and "accords protection to Muslim personal law".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Climate change likely to shrink fish size by 30%: Study
Toronto, Aug 22 (IANS) Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent as a result of rising ocean temperatures due to climate change across the globe, claims a study.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha calls for private investment in tourism sector
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Odisha Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda on Tuesday appealed to the private investors to invest in the tourism sector and tap its full potential.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Self-drive road trips abroad on your Indian driving licence
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Travelling by road is a great way to explore a country and experience it the "local" way. If you love driving and are wondering if you will ever be able to cruise down the autobahn, there are a few countries you can drive in with your Indian driving licence.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
SC verdict affirms gender justice: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement on 'triple talaq', saying the majority judgement is a resounding affirmation of gender justice and of equality of spouses.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
F1 racer Raikkonen extends contract with Scuderia Ferrari
Maranello (Italy), Aug 22 (IANS) Formula one racer Kimi Raikkonen on Tuesday extended his contract with Scuderia Ferrari until 2018.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Motorsports
Child pulled alive from rubble after quake
Ischia (Italy), Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) Rescuers on Tuesday pulled alive from rubble a seven-year-old boy and were working to reach his 11-year-old brother after their home was flattened by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake on the resort island of Ischia off Naples.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Judgment welcome, protects Muslim Personal Law: Sibal
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, who represented the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) in the Supreme Court, on Tuesday said the apex court judgment banning triple talaq is welcome as it also lays down by majority that Muslim personal laws cannot be interfered with.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
42 injured in US train crash
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 42 persons were injured on Tuesday when a high-speed train crashed into a stationary unoccupied train at a station near the US city of Philadelphia, officials said.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NITI Aayog to launch 'Mentor India' campaign
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Aimed at engaging industry leaders to mentor students in various schools across the nation, the NITI Aayog will on Wednesday launch the "Mentor India" campaign.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education
Virtusa appoints Samir Dhir as President
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) US-based IT services firm Virtusa Corporation on Tuesday appointed Samir Dhir as President of the company.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Ganesh aarti sung by Sanjay Dutt will be a hit, says Omung Kumar
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt is recording a Ganesh aarti for his Bollywood comeback film "Bhoomi". The film's director Omung Kumar says he is confident it will be a hit.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kolkata gets 'Food ATM'
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) 'Food ATM', a 320-litre refrigerator laden with leftovers, is ensuring that the poor and needy in the city do not go hungry, thanks to an initiative by a restaurateur here.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Britain to unveil proposals to solve post-Brexit cross-border disputes
London, Aug 22 (IANS) The British government will on Tuesday unveil proposals for solving cross-border legal disputes after Britain leaves the European Union.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Triple Talaaq verdict evokes mixed reaction in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Muslim intellectuals and religious scholars on Tuesday gave a mixed reaction to the Supreme Court verdict on Triple Talaaq. Most urged that before enacting a law, the government must solicit the views and opinion of all sections of the community.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Money laundering case: Shabir Shahs' bail plea dismissed
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, arrested on charges of money laundering.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Triple talaq judgement a victory for brave Muslim women: Shabana
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling on triple talaq and says the judgement is a victory for brave Muslim women in the country.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Explore handloom with peplum Banarasi tops, modal silk scarves
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Give a twist to handlooom with chic styles -- wear a peplum Banarasi top or a scarf made with modal, suggest experts.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) A militant was killed in an ongoing operation by security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Care for your eyes during Ganeshotsav: Tendulkar
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday appealed to people to care for their eyes and protect them from diabetes during the upcoming 10-day Ganeshotsav festival.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Health/Medicine
SC strikes down instant triple talaq as unconstitutional
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday by a majority verdict held the triple talaq practice of instant divorce among the Muslim community as "unconstitutional", "arbitrary" and "not part of Islamic faith".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Two women killed in Italy quake, child pulled alive from rubble
Ischia (Italy), Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) Rescuers on Tuesday pulled alive from rubble a 7-year-old boy and were working to reach his 11-year-old brother after their home on the resort island of Ischia off Naples was flattened by a magnitude 4 earthquake that left two women dead and 39 injured.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump puts Pakistan on notice on Afghanistan, seeks Indian help (Roundup)
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) President Donald Trump has unveiled his long-awaited Afghanistan policy, warning the US will take action within Pakistan if it did not stop backing terrorists battling American forces. And in a first for an American President, Trump brought India directly into the equation by assigning a strategic role for New Delhi.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Jhajharia, Sardar to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Paralympics double gold medallist and world record holder Devendra Jhajharia has been named as the recipient of this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award along with former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey,Athletics,Other Sports
Qatar hits out at Saudi's restrictions on Haj flights
Doha, Aug 22 (IANS) Qatar strongly criticised Saudi Arabia for imposing restrictions on flights transporting Qatari Haj pilgrims to the kingdom, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Qatar,Religion,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SC verdict indication of new India: Law Minister
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court's judgement striking down triple talaq, saying that it was an indication of an emerging new India.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Apple rolls out iOS 11 OS 'beta 7' version
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Tech giant Apple has rolled out beta version 7 of iOS 11 for the developers.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Shoppers Stop looks at 12% sales growth in 2017-18
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) India's leading modern retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd. is looking at 12 per cent sales growth in 2017-18 year and focusing on improving the profitability, a company official said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Iraqi forces storm neighbourhood in IS-held Tal Afar
Baghdad, Aug 22 (IANS) Iraqi security forces battling the Islamic State (IS) militant group on Tuesday broke into the first neighbourhood west of the IS-held city of Tal Afar, the military said.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Contact sports may alter brains of young, healthy athletes
Toronto, Aug 22 (IANS) Playing contact sports such as soccer, basketball and field hockey may lead to greater effects on the brain of athletes, researchers say.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports,Health/Medicine
Europe's Medicover picks up 22% stakes in MaxCure
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Europe's leading healthcare provider Medicover has picked up 22 per cent stakes with an investment of Rs 100 crore in the MaxCure Group of Hospitals, it was announced here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Centre, Google get HC notice on Blue Whale
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government, Facebook, Google and Yahoo on a plea seeking direction to the internet majors to take down the links of the Blue Whale game.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 mn compensation
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) A jury panel in California has ordered the world's largest health-care company Johnson & Johnson to award $417 million to a 62-year-old woman with ovarian cancer.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Choice of words on Facebook hint at religiosity
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The use of positive or negative words on Facebook signifying an emotion give a clue about how religious you are, a new research has revealed.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Religion,Technology
Statins may help combat typhoid, malaria
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Besides lowering cholesterol levels, drugs such as statins or Ezetimibe may one day prove to be effective in providing protection against infectious diseases, including typhoid fever, chlamydia and malaria, researchers have found.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
RSS-linked Muslim clerics pledge no cow slaughter on Eid
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Dozens of Muslim clerics linked with the RSS on Tuesday pledged there will be no cow slaughter on Eid ul Azha -- a Muslim festival of offering animal sacrifice.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Minority judgement on triple talaq not in sync with times: Mukul Rohatgi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Hailing the Supreme Court's verdict of striking down triple talaq by 3:2 majority, former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Tuesday said the majority judgement was correct and the minority judgement was "wrong" and not in sync with the times.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Congress welcomes triple talaq ruling, hopes it is accepted by all
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq, terming it an affirmation of the rights of women and hoped all the parties would be satisfied with the verdict.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Taapsee happy to be 'most powerful woman of the year' (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has shown women power on the big screen through her strong roles in films like "Naam Shabana" and "Pink". Now, she has been honoured with the Most Powerful Woman of the Year award.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Key Indian equity indices close marginally higher
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday closed the day's trading marginally higher.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Congress legislator dies in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress MLA Subal Sahu from Bijepur constituency in Odisha died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here on Tuesday. He was 56.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Jude Felix named coach of junior hockey team
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday announced the appointment of former India captain Jude Felix Sebastian as coach for the junior men's team.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
My birthdays are family time: Puru Chibber
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Puru Chibber, who turned 27 on Tuesday, says he prefers celebrating his birthday with his family.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rishi Khurana plays troublemaker in new show (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Rishi Khurana, best known for his roles in shows like "Choti Bahu" and "Saas Bina Sasural", will next be seen playing a troublemaker in upcoming TV show "Nimki Mukhiya".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Satyarthi to launch Kanyakumari-Delhi yatra against child abuse
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday said he will launch a Bharat Yatra from Kanyakumari to Delhi to spread awareness about child sexual abuse and child trafficking on September 11.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
India hails Trump's new Afghan policy
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India on Tuesday welcomed US President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan policy, saying New Delhi is committed to supporting Kabul in its efforts to secure peace and stability.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Denmark's Crown Prince denied entry to Aussie nightspot
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) The Crown Prince of Denmark was denied entry to a popular bar when he visited the Australian state of Queensland, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
Skin care regime for new mothers
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) During and after pregnancy, every part of your body needs extra care and attention. Hormonal changes, stretched skin and sweat can sometimes trigger painful skin conditions that may cause discomfort and irritation. Experts suggest these are managed right from the time they appear.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
If we enter India, it will be chaos: China
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China on Tuesday said there will be "utter chaos" if its troops entered India on the pretext that Indian border infrastructure posed a threat to Beijing.
2017-08-22
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike (Afternoon Lead)
New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work -- protesting against reforms in the banking sector among other issues -- thereby affecting cheque-clearing activity.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RSS-linked Muslim clerics hail triple talaq ban
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A senior RSS leader on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court decision to strike down the practice of triple talaq as "liberation" and "empowerment" of Muslim women in India -- at an event attended by dozens of Muslim clerics.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Global smartphone sales hit 366mn units in Q2: Gartner
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Global sales of smartphones reached 366.2 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 6.7 per cent increase over the second quarter of 2016, market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bollywood celebs hail judgement on triple talaq
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq will start a new chapter in empowerment of Muslim women in India, say Bollywood celebrities who hailed the verdict on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
'Annabelle: Creation' mints Rs 35 crore in India
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) "Annabelle: Creation", a film about a demonic doll, has amassed Rs. 35 crore in India.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
How will SC verdict impact women who follow Sharia: AIMPLB member
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Zafaryab Jilani, a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court (SC) decision striking down the practice of triple talaq but asked what would happen to Muslim women who follow the Sharia.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
New technology to keep fruit, vegtables fresh for 1,000 days
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) When efforts are being made to reduce wastage of perishable commodities by boosting cold chain system, an Indian company has introduced "Black Box" technology, which can ensure preservation of any agriculture commodity for 1,000 days.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
India welcomes Trump's new Afghan policy
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India on Tuesday welcomed US President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan policy, saying New Delhi is committed to supporting Kabul in its efforts to secure peace and stability.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
CBI chargesheet names Shahabuddin in scribe's murder
Patna/New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday filed supplementary chargesheet against former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammed Shahabuddin in connection with the murder of Bihar-based journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, an official said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flood fury: No rail network in northeast for 11 days
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) With floods ravaging West Bengal and Bihar, train services between northeastern states and the rest of India remained cut off for the 11th day on Tuesday, affecting supply of essentials to the region, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Levante mark return to La Liga with win over Villarreal
Valencia (Spain), Aug 22 (IANS) Levante celebrated being back in Spanish top-flight football with a narrow 1-0 victory against regional rivals Villarreal here.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Man City salvage 1-1 draw against Everton in EPL
Manchester, Aug 22 (IANS) A goal by Raheem Sterling with seven minutes left in regulation allowed Manchester City to avoid a home defeat here against Everton in an English Premier League (EPL) match.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Madmen, cattle desecrating crosses theory too much of coincidence'
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) The theories of the Goa Police over two madmen and a herd of cattle responsible for religious desecrations across the state is "too much of a coincidence", a fact-finding panel endorsed by the Goa church said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TV special on Princess Diana to be aired on her 20th death anniversary
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) "Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason?" -- a three-hour special on television -- will tell the iconic lady's story based on exclusive footage, excerpts from her interviews from Andrew Morton's ground-breaking biography and new insight into the conspiracy theories surrounding her untimely death.
2017-08-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
Need for society to reform: Owaisi on triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said there was need for society to reform and that the AIMPLB would meet in Bhopal early next month to take a view on the apex court judgment on triple talaq.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Afghan President welcomes new US strategy
Kabul, Aug 22 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Gahni on Tuesday welcomed the new strategy announced by US President Donald Trump.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
RJD disrupts assembly over multi-crore-rupee Srijan scam
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bihar Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday amid uproar by opposition RJD legislators demanding resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi over the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN urges Iraq to take better care of IS sex abuse victims
Baghdad, Aug 22 (IANS) The UN has urged better care for thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by the Islamic State militant group, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Iraq,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Iran needs only 5 days to enrich uranium to 20%
Tehran, Aug 22 (IANS) Iran on Tuesday warned that it needs only five days to enrich its uranium to 20 per cent, a level at which the material could be used for a nuclear weapon, the media reported.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Kyrgyz President accepts PM's resignation
Bishkek, Aug 22 (IANS) Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov and his cabinet, the presidential press service said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Politics
Kenya face two friendlies in preparation for CHAN 2018
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) Kenya's national football team has two friendlies lined up against Togo and Mauritania to be played in Rabat, Morocco, as part of their build-up for the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN).
2017-08-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Football
Need to go beyond triple talaq, abolish Sharia law: Taslima
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Tuesday reacted to the Supreme Court verdict abolishing triple talak, saying while it was "definitely not women's freedom" there was need to go beyond by doing away with "1400 yrs old Quranic laws".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
If we enter India, it will be chaos: China
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China on Tuesday said there will be "utter chaos" if its troops entered India on the pretext that Indian border infrastructure posed a threat to Beijing.
2017-08-22
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UK considers internet ombudsman for abuse complaints
London, Aug 22 (IANS) UK authorities are considering the appointment of an internet ombudsman to deal with complaints about online hate crimes, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Defence/Security,Technology
Scarlett Johansson flaunts new tattoo on her back
Atlanta, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson was spotted here with a large piece of body art on her back.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Would love to write with or for Priyanka Chopra: Dasu
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) US-born R&B singer-songwriter and model Amrit Dasu says Indian actress Priyanka Chopra is opening doors for other Indian women in the West, and hopes that she gets appreciated for her work.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TRAI signs deal with Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to jointly conduct capacity building exercises in the fields of broadcasting and telecommunications regulation.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
China begins trial against human rights lawyer
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China on Tuesday began a trial against prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong for subverting state power.
2017-08-22
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Madhya Pradesh CM hails apex court verdict on triple talaq
Bhopal, Aug 22 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court's ruling on triple talaq and urged the central government to bring a legislation in the matter soon.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Ecuador coach urges lesser lights to shine in World Cup qualifiers
Quito, Aug 22 (IANS) Ecuador coach Gustavo Quinteros has urged his team's lesser known players to assume greater responsibility as the South American outfit attempts to secure a berth in next year's FIFA World Cup.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
Indian origin editor-publisher ousted by LA Times
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) An Indian origin journalist has been fired as the editor of the Los Angeles Times daily in a dramatic shake-up to move the daily more quickly into the digital age.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Media,Diaspora
I don't gamble, but I eat a lot: JLo
Las Vegas, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says she doesnt gamble at casinos whenever she is here, but she indulges a lot in food.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tainted Goan neta holds key to Parrikar's bypoll victory (Curtain-raiser)
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) Atanasio Monserrate, a politically promiscuous former cabinet minister who was booked in a minor's rape case last year, may hold the key to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's winning margin and electoral comeback in state politics as a legislator in the August 23 assembly bypoll.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
India's economic fundamentals stable, says Council chaired by Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India has macro-economic stability on the back of structural reforms like GST and the long term positive impact of demonetisation, with the financial markets expressing confidence through high-stock valuations, the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) noted in its meeting held on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IGI airport to get new integrated terminal
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) National capital's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport will get a new integrated terminal like T3, under the facility's expansion plans.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Australia to consider US request for additional troops in Afghanistan
Canberra, Aug 22 (IANS) The Australian government will consider any request from the US to contribute further troops to Afghanistan, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Taliban issues warning over Trump's new Afghanistan policy
Kabul, Aug 22 (IANS) The Taliban on Tuesday warned that the US would lose many more lives in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump approved increasing the number of American troops deployed to the war-torn South Asian country.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Triple talaq verdict giant step for women: Maneka Gandhi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq, saying it was "a giant step for women".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
'Rusty' lunar rock reveals Moon's interior is dry
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) The Moon's interior is likely very dry, revealed an analysis of a 'rusty' lunar rock, while contradicting a study that showed evidence of water on the Moon.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Micromax unveils 'Canvas Infinity' with 18:9 aspect ratio
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Micromax on Tuesday launched its first bezel-less smartphone "Canvas Infinity" at Rs 9,999 that comes with a display aspect ratio of 18:9 -- a first in this price segment.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Make Karachi liveable, says daily
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) A Pakistani newspaper pleaded on Tuesday that Karachi, the country's largest city and its commercial hub, should be made "liveable again".
2017-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Telecom inter-ministerial group likely to finalise report by Aug 27
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) set up to examine the issues affecting the health of the Indian telecom sector is expected to submit its report on recommendations by August 27, sources said here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi calls SC ruling on triple talaq 'historic'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed as "historic" the Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq and said it grants equality to Muslim women.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Kapil Sibal hails SC verdict on triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress leader and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq, saying that it protects personal laws while deprecating the practice of instant divorce.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Google makes 'Oreo' operating system tastier than 'Nougat'
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) The next version of Google's mobile operating system 'Android Oreo' that has been rolled out in the US is packed with never-before-seen features and improvements in its various tools.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Strong adolescence friendship bond may boost mental health
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Worried over your son or daughter being too friendly with his or her mates? Take heart, having strong and intimate friendships during adolescence may help improve several aspects of mental health such as anxiety, social acceptance, self-worth and symptoms of depression, researchers say.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Congress hopes SC judgement will end controversy
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq as historic and hoped it will end the controversy over the issue.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
CPI-M hails SC ruling on triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict treating
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
33 injured in US train crash
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 33 people were injured in a train crash at a station in the US city of Philadelphia early on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nice to keep people you love around you: Perry on Bloom
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry says there are less chances of her and actor Orlando Bloom getting back together as a couple, though she loves to have the actor around herself.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Centre should discuss triple talaq in Parliament: Muslim League
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) The Indian Union Muslim League in Kerala on Tuesday demanded that the central government should not show any undue haste in coming out with an ordinance on triple talaq, after the Supreme Court struck it down as "unconstitutional" and "not part of Islam".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Citizens want hospital charges standardized as per rating'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A survey participated in by 30,000 people across the country found that the majority of them want private hospital charges to be standardised according to their rating.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Can't keep harping about regressive shows: Karanvir Bohra
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Karanvir Bohra, who has been a part of several television shows like "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" and "Just Mohabbat", says a hit show leads to many backward content, but we cannot keep harping about regressive shows on the Indian small screen.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Chiranjeevi's next film titled 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Megastar Chiranjeevi's upcoming Telugu film has been titled "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy", it was announced on Tuesday on the occasion of his birthday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'People have more complex show tastes than they realize'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) People have far more complex tastes and preferences in shows and movies than they realize, reveals data from Netflix, a US-based on-demand streaming website.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Zealand thieves selling stolen avocados on Facebook
Wellington, Aug 22 (IANS) New Zealands avocado thieves have started selling their stolen wares on Facebook as police intensify efforts to catch them, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Gemma Arterton's 'traumatic' experience
Rabat, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Gemma Arterton has revealed Hollywood producers flew a personal trainer out to Morocco to ensure she lost weight and made her shoot in the gym to prove she was exercising. She says it was a "traumatic" experience.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Malta,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shailene Woodley might enter politics soon
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Shailene Woodley, who calls herself a feminist, says she doesn't rule out the idea of running for political office.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Was drinking too much: Chrissy Teigen
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen realizes there was a point in her life when she was drinking "too much". She is now determined to control herself.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Selena Gomez opens up about her mental state
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress-singer Selena Gomez opened up about her mental state while hosting the screening of Safdie brothers' film "Good Times".
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Taliban can't win militarily: US commander
Kabul, Aug 22 (IANS) General John Nicholson, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, on Tuesday said the Taliban cannot win the war in Afghanistan by military means.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Air pollution is a real, serious challenge: Deepika Padukone
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says most people are unaware about indoor air pollution and the toll it can take on health.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Global cues, value buying lift equity indices
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Positive global cues and value buying lifted the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty 50 and the BSE Sensex - higher during the mid-afternoon trade on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Himachal awaits nod to set up nine trauma centres
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is awaiting the central government's approval to set up nine trauma centres in the state, Health Minister Kaul Singh informed the assembly on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Chiranjeevi turns 62, birthday wishes pour in
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Megastar Chiranjeevi, who made a smashing comeback to acting with "Khaidi No 150" earlier this year, turned 62 on Tuesday. Birthday wishes came in from the fraternity members.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
SC verdict on triple talaq progressive: Pinky Anand
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq as "progressive" and said the community already found the practice "derogatory".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Vasco da Gama sack coach
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 22 (IANS) City-based football club Vasco da Gama have sacked coach Milton Mendes as the former Brazil top division champions fight to avoid relegation to the second division for the fourth time in a decade.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Trump trolled for staring at eclipse without eye protection
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump was trolled on social media for looking up at the sky during the total solar eclipse without glasses, despite repeated warnings that doing so can lead to permanent eye damage, the media reported.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Dinakaran faction wants new CM, PMK asks government to prove majority
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The minor AIADMK group led by jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran on Tuesday told Governor C.V. Rao that it wants the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister changed, a faction member said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SC judgement on triple talaq progressive: Manish Tewari
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement striking down triple talaq, calling it a "progressive and constructive" decision.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Amit Shah hails SC ruling on triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq as "historic" and said it was a victory for Muslim women and their right to live with dignity.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Trump puts Pakistan on notice, warns it has much to lose by backing terrorists
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) With his trademark bluntness, US President Donald Trump has put Pakistan on notice with a virtual ultimatum warning that it "has much to lose" by backing terrorists and held out threat of action against them within its borders.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Young girls chasing modelling dreams with big shift to Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Mumbai is a city of dreams where people from all over try reaching the peak of stardom with their hard work and zeal. Janvi Deori, Kiyara and Nicole Padiwal, three young faces from different parts of India, are living their dream of walking on the fashion runway and reaching new heights.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Uruguay, Argentina set to formalise 2030 World Cup bid
Montevideo, Aug 22 (IANS) Uruguay president Tabare Vazquez has reiterated the country's interest in co-hosting the 2030 FIFA World Cup alongside Argentina.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Bannon's Breitbart tears into Trump's Afghanistan speech
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The far-right Breitbart News website, run by Donald Trump's sacked chief strategist Steve Bannon, has taken an aggressive, critical approach to the President's address over his new policy on Afghanistan.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
WhatsApp adds colours to 'Status' feature
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Making its "Status" feature more interesting, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday rolled out an update that lets its 250 million monthly users share creative text-based "Status" updates.
2017-08-22
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Taliban insists on fighting as US reveals Afghan strategy
Kabul, Aug 22 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday said its militants will continue the war against US and its allies until the US-led forces leave Afghanistan.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Boosting vitamin C levels may help curb leukemia risk
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Boosting daily requirement of vitamin C may be helpful in curbing the development of leukemia -- a deadly blood cancer, a study has found.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US Defence Secretary arrives in Baghdad
Baghdad, Aug 22 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence James Mattis arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on a surprise visit.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cisco acquires hyperconvergence firm Springpath for $320 mn
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) In a bid to deliver next-generation data centre innovation to its customers, global networking company Cisco has acquired California-based hyperconvergence software leader Springpath in an all-cash deal of $320 million.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Brazil coach Tite happy with Neymar, Alves at PSG
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 22 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian signings Neymar and Dani Alves are noticeably happy at having joined the Ligue 1 outfit this summer, according to Brazil national coach Tite.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Last American defector to N.Korea dead: Family
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) James Dresnok, the last known US soldier living in North Korea, died of a stroke aged 74 late last year, his sons have confirmed, the media reported.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
India's social advancement dependent on rise in productivity (Column: Active Voice)
The Indian rupee has been on a rising spree this year. Beginning from historical lows back in December-January, when the rupee had almost touched 69 to a dollar, it has risen to a two-year high of 63.5 in the last few weeks. Simultaneously, there has also been a growing clamour of voices that are vehemently calling for a moderation of the overvalued rupee.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
S. Korean President to visit Russia for summit with Putin
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Russia in September for a summit meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Blue House said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Trump administration dismisses climate change advisory panel
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has dismissed a 15-member federal advisory committee on climate change, the media reported.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Indian audience equates Rs 100 cr with cricketer's century: Milan Luthria
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Milan Luthria, who is looking forward to his upcoming offering "Baadshaho", says he is against the "unnecessary" pressure of getting into the Rs 100 crore club with a film and that is why his creative mind does not get affected to compromise on a story.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rare white koala born at Australian zoo
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) A rare white koala joey was on Tuesday welcomed at a zoo in Australia, prompting thousands of people across the country to suggest names for the cuddly creature.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
'Secret Service can't pay agents for Trump, family'
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of its agents to protect US President Donald Trump and his large family, according to a top official.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
John Abraham bats for home-grown footballers rather than signing 30-plus legends
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor and owner of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC, John Abraham, believes in grooming for home-grown footballers, rather than signing 30-plus have-been international stars.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,IANS Life
As an artiste, I still haven't done much: Badshah
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) With a discography full of hits like "Dhup Chik", "Abhi toh party shuru hui hai", "Selfie le le re", "Kar gai chull" and "Tamma tamma again" among many others, rapper Badshah, who has been in the Bollywood music industry for over four years, says as an artiste he still feels he hasn't done much.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Dino-killing asteroid darkened earth for two years: Study
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) An asteroid that wiped off dinosaurs 66 million years ago would have also plunged earth into darkness for nearly two years, according to new research.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Safety Check' to be permanent feature on Facebook
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Keeping its word to make 'Safety Check' a permanent feature, Facebook is rolling out a 'Safety Check' page that would help users find emergency information and potentially help others in need.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I'm very choosy about the work I do: Vivek Oberoi
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Vivek Oberoi, who has been acting for over 15 years and has been a part of memorable films such as "Company", "Saathiya" and "Rakht Charitra", says he is choosy about the work he does as he likes to distribute his time between family and his philanthropical activities.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
India needs to promote woman power for better shot at Olympic medals (Comment: Special to IANS)
A few months ago, I was on a panel discussing how more women could be engaged in sports or how equal opportunities could be created for them in sports. Sitting on a platform set up by the country's largest industry body that is backed by the government, it certainly did not make sense for anybody to criticise existing policies or programmes. Hence, I chose to present a case study -- one of the most successful initiatives by the US government to increase women's participation in sports -- Title IX.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Opinion/Commentary
Manisha Koirala to visit Nepal's flood-hit region
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala is travelling to the flood-hit Tarai region in Nepal.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ed-tech app Toppr now available on iOS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Online education start-up Toppr on Tuesday Monday extended its app's availability to iOS users, in addition to the existing web and android platforms.
2017-08-22
Category: International, India,Technology,Education
Had no qualms about lip-lock in 'Arjun Reddy': Vijay Deverakonda
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Vijay Deverakonda says he didn't have any uncertainty about the lip-lock sequence in his forthcoming Telugu romantic drama "Arjun Reddy" as it was very essential from the story's point of view.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Walking through London, tongue in cheek (Travelogue)
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Going around is a British invention, not improbable in the land of the cartwheel penny, but the London Eye tops it all. It earns 25,000 pounds every day.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Features,IANS Life
Banking strike: Commercial operations in Maharashtra paralysed
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Over 150,000 bank employees in Maharashtra joined the nationwide banking strike, paralysing all financial operations in the country's commercial capital, to demand redressal of various pending demands, a union official said here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Twitter too slow to act on abusive content: British MP
London, Aug 22 (IANS) A British Labour Party leader has accused Twitter of acting too slow while taking down graphic images of suspected rape and abuse cases even after such tweets were reported.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arya to make Kannada debut with 'Rajaratha'
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Tamil actor Arya, best known for films such as "Boss Engira Bhaskaran" and "Settai", is making his Kannada debut in upcoming film "Rajaratha" in a crucial role, its director Anup Bhandari said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Strike hits bank services in NCR
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking services in the national capital region (NCR) were affected on Tuesday as lakhs of bank staff began their one-day pan-India strike against reforms in the banking sector, an official said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Snapchat may overtake Facebook in the US
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Photo-sharing app Snapchat is expected to overtake Facebook for the first time in the US, as the user growth of Facebook will slow among teens and adults, market research firm eMarketer has said.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
'Baahubali' steered its way through many problems: Producer Shobu
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Producer Shobu Yarlagadda must be buoyed by the phenomenal success of S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali" franchise. But he says the film steered its way through many problems to emerge successful.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Panneerselvam gets additional portfolios
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam was allocated additional portfolios on Tuesday, an official statement said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bank employees strike work in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) Nationalised banks were closed in almost all towns of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday as employees joined the nationwide day-long strike to protest against the proposed reforms in the banking sector.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
'Narcos' star Pedro Pascal to play villain in 'Equalizer 2'
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play the antagonist in "The Equalizer 2", which stars Denzel Washington.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SC strikes down triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday held triple talaq being practised by the Muslim community as "unconstitutional", "arbitrary" and "not part of Islam".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Films on social issues vital for opening up minds: Pakistani-Norwegian director (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) It is essential to make movies on social issues and human rights as they help to open up people's minds, believes Norwegian-Pakistani actress-writer-director Iram Haq, whose film "What Will People Say" tells the story of her family, community and culture.
2017-08-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,IANS Life
Shooting for 'Golmaal Again' wrapped up
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The shooting for director Rohit Shetty's upcoming comedy-actioner "Golmaal Again" has been completed.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Philippines probe minor's death in anti-drug op
Manila, Aug 22 (IANS) Philippines authorities on Tuesday launched a probe to investigate the death of a 17-year-old minor during a police anti-narcotics operation last week.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dinakaran faction wants TN CM changed
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The AIADMK group headed by jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran on Tuesday informed Governor C.V. Rao that it wants the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to be changed, a faction member said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Afghan war to remain endeavor without apparent end game under Trump
President Donald Trump has signaled an open-ended involvement without an identifiable end game by announcing a conditions-based approach instead of a time-based approach to the Afghan war.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'OurMine' claims it hacked PlayStation's social media accounts
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Days after taking over the social media accounts of US television network Home Box Office (HBO), infamous hacker group "OurMine" has hit again, this time claiming to have hacked Sony PlayStation's official Twitter and Facebook accounts.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Search continues for 10 missing US sailors
Singapore, Aug 22 (IANS) Search operations continued on Tuesday to locate the 10 American sailors who were reported missing after a collision between the US destroyer USS John S. McCain and a merchant vessel in waters near the Strait of Malacca.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump sees 'critical' role for India in South Asia
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has declared that he sees a "critical" role for India in his country's South Asia strategy for fighting terrorism and building up a safe Afghanistan.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy
S.Korea, US begin talks over reviewing trade deal
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) South Korea and the US on Tuesday began talks over a possible revision of their free trade agreement (FTA).
2017-08-22
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Gunfight erupts in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Tuesday between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ola, Google bring 'Outstation' cabs to Maps
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) Ride-hailing app Ola on Tuesday announced an inter-city travel partnership with Google that would help long-distance commuters discover Ola's "Outstation" category on Google Maps.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Three killed in Japanese apartment blaze
Tokyo, Aug 22 (IANS) Three people were killed and two others reported missing on Tuesday after a massive fire erupted in a residential building in Japan's Akita prefecture, police said.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) It was a sunny Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The MeT has predicted light rains.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Global cues, value buying lift equity indices
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Positive global cues pushed the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty50 and the BSE Sensex -- higher during the early morning trade session on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Palestinian teachers return to Kuwait after 25 years
Kuwait City, Aug 22 (IANS) The first batch of Palestinian teachers returned to Kuwait after a gap of 25 years for the 2017-18 school year.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
California to probe white supremacy rise
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) California lawmakers will hold public hearings in September to probe the rise of white supremacy in the wake of the Charlottesville unrest, the state Senate leader said.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Dawn-to-dusk bankers strike affects operations in TN
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking operations in Tamil Nadu were affected on Tuesday with around 55,000 bankers striking work pressing for their demands, said a top All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) leader.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
US firms may lose $700mn as workers watch solar eclipse
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US companies may lose upto $700 million due to lost productivity as employees put aside their work to witness the once-in-a-century solar eclipse, according to a top business person.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Pyongyang warns of ruthless retaliation
Pyongyang, Aug 22 (IANS) The North Korean military on Tuesday threatened to respond in a ruthless way to the annual military exercise between South Korea and the US that began on Monday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump puts Pakistan on notice, warns it has much to lose
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) In possibly the sternest warning to Pakistan by an American leader, US President Donald Trump has put Islamabad on notice, declaring it "has much to lose by continuing to harbour terrorists" and hinting at a direct action within that nation.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Naomi Watts mentored by David Lynch
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Naomi Watts says filmmaker David Lynch is one of her mentors and is a great friend to her.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump wants India to help US with Afghanistan 'goals'
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to further develop strategic partnership with India to achieve country's goals in Afghanistan, saying American troops "will fight to win" and "from now on victory will have a clear definition."
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
One killed as earthquake hits Italian island
Rome, Aug 22 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 25 wounded in an earthquake that hit Italy's southern island of Ischia on Monday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rocket fired into central Kabul
Kabul, Aug 22 (IANS) A rocket was fired onto a diplomatic district in central Kabul late on Monday, sources and witnesses said.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Israel,International
Kevin Hart's wife slams his former partner
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Kevin Hart's wife Eniko Parrish has slammed the actors former wife Torrei.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian American ousted as top editor and publisher of Los Angeles Times
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Davan Maharaj, who was the highest ranking Indian American newspaper journalist, has been removed as the top editor and publisher of The Los Angeles Times in a shakeup of the publication's leadership.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Media,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
US Air Force drone crashes in southeast Turkey
Ankara, Aug 22 (IANS) A US Air Force drone crashed in southeastern Turkey's Sanliurfa province on Monday, according to a statement on the website of the Incirlik air base.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Turkey,International
Barcelona attack: Van driver among 8 killed, 4 detained
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) Spanish police on Monday said they have killed eight suspected terrorists, including the driver of the van, and detained four of the 12-member terror cell behind Catalan region's twin attacks.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turkish forces foil bomb attack by PKK militants
Ankara, Aug 22 (IANS) Turkish security forces on Monday thwarted a bomb attack planned by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants, according to an official statement.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Turkey,Terrorism
Rihanna loving her 'stress-free romance' with Hassan Jameel
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna's relationship with Saudi billionaire beau Hassan Jameel is totally different to her romance with singer-rapper Chris Brown.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Navy orders operational pause, review after collision
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The US Navy said on Monday that it had ordered an operational pause of its fleets globally and a comprehensive review of the US Pacific-based 7th Fleet after a collison of a US destroyer and a oil tanker near Singapore early on Monday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Once-in-a-century total solar eclipse sweeps across US
Salem, Aug 22 (IANS) A once-in-a-century total solar eclipse is spanning the continental US on Monday, creating a 70-mile-wide (112-kilometre-wide) path of totality stretching from Oregon in the Pacific Northwest to South Carolina on the East Coast.
2017-08-22
Category: International, India,Science/Tech
Add lamps, greenery to your home for positive vibes
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Decorate your home with ample lights be it in the form of lamps or chandeliers, introduce few planters with fresh flowers to the sad and empty corners of your home to bring in that positive vibes and tranquility, suggest experts.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israeli court extends custody of senior Islamic leader
Jerusalem, Aug 22 (IANS) An Israeli court on Monday extended the arrest of a senior Muslim leader Sheikh Raed Salah until Thursday when he is expected to face charges of incitement.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Israel,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP activists throw rotten eggs at Kanhaiya Kumar in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Nearly 100 BJP activists on Monday threw rotten eggs and staged a demonstration against Jawaharlal University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar calling him an IS terrorist group's agent and "anti-national" at Midnapore town of West Bengal.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Barcelona attack: Van driver among 8 killed, 4 detained
Barcelona, Aug 22 (IANS) Spanish police on Monday said they have killed eight suspected terrorists, including the driver of the van, and detained four of the 12-member terror cell behind Catalan region's twin attacks.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sharad Yadav named convener of panel to 'save composite culture'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Opposition parties including the Congress on Monday formed a committee with rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav as the convener to take forward their campaign to "save the country's composite culture".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man held for killing daughter to remarry
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A man who killed his minor daughter to fulfil his desire to marry his sister-in-law following his wife's death has been arrested along with his nephew whom he convinced to help him in the crime, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why can't NIA have a head with fixed tenure, asks Congress
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Congress on Monday noted that the Narendra Modi government has not been able to find a single competent officer to head the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and asked why can't the agency have a fixed tenure for its head.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ukrainian held in Italy for trying to drown stepson
Recco (Italy), Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A Ukrainian cook was arrested on suspicion trying to drown his nine-year-old stepson in the sea near Italy's Genoa, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two youths dead, another injured in Delhi as car rams bike
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Two youths died and a third one sustained critical head injury in an accident after their bike was rammed by an unidentified speeding car in Alipur area of west Delhi, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi reviews progress of 17 schemes with BJP CMs
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed progress of 17 central schemes - aimed at the poor, middle class and farmers - with chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and suggested setting short-term targets to get better results in the march towards a New India by 2022.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moroccan's throat slit in Italy
Sassuolo (Italy), Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A Moroccan man died after his throat was cut with a broken bottle in the northern Italian city of Sassuolo, media reports said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Video footage showing Sasikala entering jail surfaces
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) A video footage showing convicted and jailed AIADMK interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala entering the city central jail in normal garb surfaced and was aired on news channels on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Campaigning ends in high-stake Bawana assembly bypoll
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Campaigning for the Bawana bypoll ended on Monday, with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress trying their best to woo the voters in the constituency.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DUSU Election on Sep 12
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The annual election for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) will be held on September 12, the varsity announced on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Not inviting NCP for Kisan rally, says Congress' Gujarat unit
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After the NCP legislators voted with the BJP in the recent Rajya Sabha election, the Congress' Gujarat unit on Monday said it has decided not to invite the party for its 'Kisan Rally' next month but left it to the party high command to take the final call.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistani forces kill 52 terrorists in tribal region
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistani forces have killed 52 terrorists and wounded 31 others in an offensive in a mountainous region in the Khyber tribal region, the military said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ghana's security personnel get free health screening
Accra, Aug 21 (IANS/MAP) A medical clinic in Ghana's capital organised a free health screening and medication exercise for police and military officers as part of its corporate social responsibility effort.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Ghana,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
States asked to carry out 100% maternal death audit
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Monday urged all the states to carry out 100 per cent maternal death audit for understanding cause, and monitor new born and deaths of sick newborns separately.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Citizenship should be a birthright, says Pope
Vatican City, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) Children whose parents are foreign migrants should be granted citizenship from birth, Pope Francis said on Monday in an address ahead of next year's World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal CM, Nadda launch AMRIT pharmacy
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Monday jointly inaugurated the Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) pharmacy shop here that will provide medicines at 70 to 90 percent subsidy.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Two sharks spotted off Italian beach
Pisa, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) Two small blue sharks seen cruising in the shallows alarmed bathers at a beach resort near the Italian's Tuscan city of Pisa, reports said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
BJP government protecting RSS-connected accused: Digvijaya
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday, reacting to the bail granted to 2008 Malegaon blast main accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, accused the BJP government was "trying to protect all accused connected with RSS".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NTPC to seek shareholders' approval to raise Rs 15,000 cr
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Power utility major NTPC on Monday said that it plans to seek shareholders approval to raise Rs 15,000 crore through the issue of bonds, debentures on private placement basis.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UP train accident: Prabhu should quit on moral grounds, says Congress
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Blaming "gross human negligence" for the Uttar Pradesh train disaster, the Congress on Monday said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu should immediately resign taking moral responsibility for the tragic incident and "reflect and introspect".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
McDonald's customers in Bengal in no mood to miss their burgers
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Somsubhra Ghosh, a class 9 student in a missionary school, is dejected and disappointed. The teenager realises that during his next trip to Kolkata from hometown Kharagpur, he may no more get to taste the yummy burgers from McDonald's.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
10 killed in road accident in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed and two others injured after a head-on collision between a passenger vehicle and a truck in Odisha's Sambalpur district on Monday, police said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Consumer confidence in India declines: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The overall consumer confidence in India declined during the last six months, a survey showed on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Soon, quick passport verification with CCTNS linking
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The time taken for police verification for passports will soon be considerably reduced with the linking of CCTNS with the MEAs passport service, a senior official said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2,000 dead, over 530,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO
Sanaa, Aug 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Monday that the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen exceeded 530,000 and the death toll stood at 2,000 since the outbreak started in April.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Yemen,Health/Medicine
Barcelona attacker found with fake bomb belt, shot dead
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) The suspected Barcelona terror attacker, who last week drove a van through the Rambla boulevard killing 13 people, was on Monday found wearing a fake explosives belt and was shot dead by police, authorities said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Need to promote organic products: Maneka
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday called for more promotion of organic products as she emphasised the use of sustainable alternatives.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NDMC decides to stop contractual work practice: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Monday decided to stop the practice of contractual hiring of labourers.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Railway safety official inspects Utkal Express accident site
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 21 (IANS) Commissioner, Railway Safety Shailesh Pathak on Monday visited Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh's Muzffarnagar where 14 coaches of Kalinga Utkal Express derailed on Saturday claiming 22 lives.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New ship inducted in Indian Navy
Port Blair, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian Navy on Monday commissioned an amphibious ship for transport and deployment of battle tanks, an official statement said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Andaman-nicobar,National,Defence/Security
Gujarat HC notice to EC over Ahmed Patel victory
Ahmedabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notice to the Election Commission and the winners of the August 8 Rajya Sabha polls in the state following a petition seeking to cancel the election of Congress heavyweight Ahmed Patel.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bengaluru Buddies, Delhi Dons win in Cue Masters League
Ahmedabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Bengaluru Buddies came from behind to shock Chennai Strikers while Delhi Dons raced away to victory in the Indian Cue Masters League here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
'India should adopt GM technology to boost agricultural production'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Crop productivity in India is low compared to its neighbours as it has not kept pace with world-class innovative technologies, said a US official, seeking adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops to ensure more production and profitability to farmers.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dharmendra Kumar new RPF Director General
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Dharmendra Kumar was appointed as new Director General of Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Monday, an official said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
HC seeks presence of civic bodies commissioners on manual scavenging issue
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday expressed concern over death of 10 manual scavengers in the last two months and sought the presence of the heads of the civic bodies here with details of employees under them working in hazardous environment.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
152 dead, Rs 14,000 cr loss in Bengal floods: Mamata
Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) The ongoing West Bengal floods has claimed 152 lives and caused losses to the tune of Rs 14,000 crore in 11 districts of the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday after visiting three northern districts where large areas continued to be submerged.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NGT imposes penalty on city hospitals not managing their waste
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday imposed environmental compensation of Rs 50,000 on four city hospitals who have not been handling their waste appropriately.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Rhino horn auction opens in S. Africa amid controversy
Cape Town, Aug 21 (IANS) The first legal auction of rhino horns after years of suspension opened in South Africa on Monday despite opposition from the government.
2017-08-21
Category: International, South Africa,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Banerjee demands flood package from Centre
Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday demanded a central government package for her flood-hit state, on the lines of the grants given to BJP-ruled Assam and Gujarat.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Financier stabbed to death by neighbours, accused absconding
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A financier was stabbed to death in south Delhi by two of his neighbours to whom he had lent money, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turkish football club Antalyaspor signs midfielder Nasri
Manchester, Aug 21 (IANS) French midfielder Samir Nasri has joined Antalyaspor from Manchester City, the British football giants confirmed on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Dinakaran group to meet Governor on Tuesday
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Upset over their isolation, the AIADMK group headed by V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tata Westside apologises, withdraws clothes line hurting Jain sentiments
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Bowing to the strong religious sentiments of the Jain community, Tata Westside apologised on Monday and withdrew a new clothes line from all stores after complaints.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Britain's Big Ben falls silent for 4 years
London, Aug 21 (IANS) British lawmakers, members of the public and tourists on Monday gathered near London's Houses of Parliament to hear Big Ben ring the hour before the iconic clock falls silent for four years while renovation work takes place.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Britain to crack down on social media hate crime
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Hate crimes committed on the social media will be treated as seriously as offences carried out face to face, according to new guidelines issued by Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as it launched a crackdown on hate speech online.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Purohit to be attached to Army unit, remain under suspension for now
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast who was granted bail by the Supreme Court, will be attached to an Army unit but remain under suspension from service for now, informed sources said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Dead sanitation worker's wife demands murder charge against PWD officials
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The wife of a sanitation worker who died cleaning a sewer in a government hospital stopped authorities from conducting a post mortem on Monday, saying she will not allow it unless the erring PWD officials are booked for murder.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Amid Doklam standoff, Nepal PM to visit India
New Delhi/Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) In what will be his first foreign trip after assuming office in June, Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will arrive in India on August 23 on a five-day visit, the Indian External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dhinakaran faction to meet TN Governor on Tuesday
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Upset over their isolation, the AIADMK group headed by V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday and discuss the latest developments that led to the merger of two other factions and induction of O. Panneerselvam as Deputy Chief Minister.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Register murder case against officials for sewer worker's death: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Following the death of a sewer cleaner in a government hospital, the BJP on Monday demanded that a case of unintended murder must be registered against the officials concerned.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel becoming hotspot for Indian tourists
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Over 34,000 Indian tourists have travelled to Israel till July in 2017, marking a growth of 36 per cent over the previous year, an Israeli official said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Himachal makes registration of real estate promoters compulsory
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday launched an online portal for registration of real estate promoters.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Man wearing explosives belt shot dead in Spain
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) A man wearing an explosives belt has been shot dead in Spain as police hunted for a suspected terror attacker who last week drove a van through Barcelona's Rambla boulevard, killing 13 people, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Srikanth, Satwik-Maneesha advance at Badminton Worlds
Glasgow, Aug 21 (IANS) India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Maneesha.K defeated their respective opponents to advance at the World Championships here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Srijan scam accused dies in Bihar hospital
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Mahesh Mandal, one of the key accused arrested in the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, has died in a hospital, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Workshop for police, customs on IPR enforcement begins on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A three-day workshop on enforcing intellectual property rights (IPRs) will get underway here from Tuesday for various concerned agencies, including the police, according to workshop organiser, the Union Commerce Ministry.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Declining air quality biggest global challenge: Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Checking the rapid decline in environment quality caused by increasing greenhouse gas emissions globally has perhaps become the most important challenge for humanity, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Amnesty criticises book ban in Jharkhand
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Jharkhand governments decision to ban a collection of short stories by an Adivasi writer and suspend him from his government job for allegedly hurting peoples sentiments is an attack on freedom of expression, Amnesty International India said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Lotus blooms in Mira-Bhayander polls, Shiv Sena jolted
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing its winning spree in local bodies polls, Maharashtra's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday swept the elections to Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), while its ally Shiv Sena suffered a huge setback despite improving its tally.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Young CEOs to share vision with Modi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Around 200 young Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from various sectors will on Tuesday share their vision with Prime Minister Narendra Modi focusing on job creation, income enhancement and good governance.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Congress flays AIADMK over NDA alliance
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Congress on Monday criticised the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu for its reported decision to join the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi fast-food lovers upset about McDonald's' upcoming shutdown
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Not lovin' it, say Delhi's foodies. Students, professionals and even the retired patrons of McDonald's on Monday expressed sadness and disappointment over the upcoming shutdown of its 169 outlets across north and east India, including the remaining dozen in the capital.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
AIADMK expected to join NDA, cabinet reshuffle on the cards
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) An early reshuffle of the Union Cabinet appears to be on the cards with a united AIADMK expected to join the National Democratic Alliance in the next few days and JD-U having already having decided to join the ruling alliance at the Centre.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan firmly supports China
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan said on Monday that it firmly supports China on issues concerning its core interests.
2017-08-21
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Mayawati denies reports she's batting for opposition unity
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Monday denied media reports that she was batting for opposition unity and said her party does not even have a Twitter account.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Irate over inaction on colleagues beating-up, 35 doctors resign in MP
Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 21 (IANS) Irate over no action against those who had beaten up two doctors at a government hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh district, 35 doctors collectively resigned on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Brexit: UK publishes more EU negotiation plans
London, Aug 21 (IANS) The UK government on Monday set out proposals to ensure that the country's firms producing goods to European standard before Brexit be allowed to sell them in the EU at no extra cost, even after Britain has quit the bloc.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Delhi government imposes blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Monday announced a blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers and warned that anyone found violating the rule will be booked under culpable homicide.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian sovereignty will be protected at all costs: President
Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 21 (IANS) "We have pledged to protect the sovereignty of our nation in all situations," President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday as he presented the President's Colours to Ladakh Scouts on his first visit outside Delhi after taking charge.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India commits $500,000 to International Vaccine Institute for research
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India on Monday entered into an agreement with International Vaccine Institute (IVI) in South Korea under which it has committed an annual contribution of $5,00,000 for vaccine research and development.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
US to halt issuance of non-immigrant visas in Russia
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) The US embassy in Russia said on Monday that it will suspend all non-immigrant visa operations across the country for nine days starting Wednesday due to the Russian government-imposed cap on US diplomatic personnel in Russia.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Cricket Academy of Pathans to train 2 J&K talents
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP), a coaching institute of Indian cricketers Irfan Pathan and his brother Yusuf Pathan, who have collaborated with the Indian Army, has sponsored two youngsters from Jammu & Kashmir to train in their Noida-based academy.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mudit Dani wins 3 medals in El Salvador Junior & Cadet TT meet
San Salvador, Aug 21 (IANS) Indias young table tennis player Mudit Dani underlined his progress in the ITTF World Junior Circuit, sweeping three medals, including a gold, in the 2017 El Salvador Junior and Cadet Open here.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,Other Sports
GJM vows to carry on 'non-violent' Gorkhaland movement, denies link with blasts
Darjeeling, Aug 21 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leadership on Monday denied any involvement with the twin blasts in the north West Bengal hills and vowed to continue their agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state in a "democratic and non-violent way" in days to come.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
AIADMK factions unite, Panneerselvam settles for Deputy CM (Roundup)
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Six months after a bitter parting of ways following then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's death, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O. Panneerselvam becoming the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator even as the party decided to sack the now jailed V.K. Sasikala as General Secretary.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
12-year-old season's first dengue fatality in Delhi; cases reach 657
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A 12-year old boy has become the season's first victim to succumb to dengue in the national capital, while the total number of cases, as of Aug 19, have reached 657, according to the data released by civic bodies on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Seven abducted policemen rescued in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistani police on Monday rescued seven policemen kidnapped on Sunday in the country's Punjab province, the media reported.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
BSE to delist 200 companies from its platform
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Monday said that it will delist 200 firms from its platform from August 23.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC verdict on validity of triple talaq on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on the constitutional validity of triple talaq - a practice already described by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) as "horrendous", "sinful" and "undesirable" which had no sanction of Holy Quran and Shariat.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Modi, Shah meet BJP Chief Ministers
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Monday met Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spain twin attack toll reaches 15, suspected van driver named
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) The death toll in the Spain double attacks climbed to 15 on Monday as authorities confirmed the identity of the suspected driver of a van that ploughed into pedestrians in Barcelona. The manhunt for the attacker was extended across Europe, a government official said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Purohit gets bail in Malegaon case after nine years in jail
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to suspended Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast, after he had spent nine years in prison.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why not, says David Dhawan on working with Govinda again
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) "Deewana Mastana", "Haseena Maan Jaayegi", "Aankhen", "Partner" -- David Dhawan and Govinda's collaborations gave Bollywood some memorable entertainers. The director says he would surely like to work with the actor again.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nepal to hold parliamentary polls on November 26
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) Nepal will hold the Provincial and Federal House of Representatives elections on November 26, a government spokesman announced here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
152 dead, 1.5 crore affected in Bengal flood: Mamata
Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) Altogether 152 lives have been lost with 1.5 crore people affected in the ongoing West Bengal floods, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday after visiting three northern districts where large areas continued to be submerged.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Banks need to pay 3% IGST on bullion imports: CBEC
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Banks will have to pay 3 per cent Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) on imports of gold and silver, which can be claimed as input tax credit, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SBI announces up to 100% waiver of processing fee on car loan, gold loan
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The country's largest public lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday announced waiver of up to 100 per cent processing fee on car loans, personal gold loans and personal loans, in view of the festive season.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
TCS workers on strike in AIIMS after termination letters
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Eighty Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) employees associated as patient care coordinators at the AIIMS on Monday went on a strike after being served termination notices.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Shah's Tamil Nadu visit postponed
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah's planned visit to Tamil Nadu from Tuesday has been deferred amid political developments in the state that saw merger of the two factions of AIADMK.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Five Kerala MLAs on fast, seek Health Minister's removal
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Five legislators of the Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Monday began an indefinite fast in the foyer of the House demanding sacking of Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who is facing nepotism charges.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Jerry Lewis: The Hollywood comedian who even impressed the French (Obituary)
Even if you haven't seen any of his films, every time you see a cinematic depiction of a socially inept but lovelorn academician or a comic duo of a straight man and a zany counterpart (something like the Johar-Mehmood pairing in Bollywood), its courtesy this American comedian. And Jerry Lewis was a rare Hollywood star who was also most popular in France and a teacher of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Two IMA cadets died despite best treatment: Army
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Army on Monday said two IMA cadets had succumbed to "exhaustion and dehydration" during training despite the best medical treatment and efforts made by doctors who treated them.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Australian cyclist Perkins gets Russian passport
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) Australia-born track cyclist Shane Perkins, a 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, has received a Russian passport, his coach Vladimir Khozov said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
New WhatsApp version for iOS comes with bug fixes
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) WhatsApp has released a new version for iOS devices that has an improved Chat Search feature along with bug fixes.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Bad start for India at Wrestling Worlds
Paris, Aug 21 (IANS) It was a bad start for India as all four wrestlers-- Yogesh Yogesh, Gurpreet Singh, Ravindar Khatri and Hardeep -- lost their opening round matches in the Greco-Roman category at the World Championships here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Top companies in Britain not prepared for cyber attacks
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Two thirds of bosses in Britain's biggest businesses are not trained to deal with cyber attack, a government report revealed on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi greets Panneerselvam
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted O. Panneerselvam, who took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, after both the factions of AIADMK merged.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP sweeps Mira-Bhayander civic polls, Sena suffers big jolt
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing its winning spree in local bodies polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday swept the elections to Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), while its ally Shiv Sena suffered a huge setback.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Special Olympics Bharat receives $1mn to launch Mission Inclusion
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Special Olympics Bharat has joined hands with the Lions Clubs International Foundation to launch a national partnership titled Mission Inclusion Bharat here, receiving a $1 million grant for an initial period of three years, it was announced on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Bareilly Ki Barfi' mints over Rs 10 crore in opening weekend
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao starrer "Bareilly Ki Barfi" amassed over Rs 10 crore in its opening weekend, its makers said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government seeks holistic approach from Asia-Pacific region for Digital India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Monday called for holistic planning rather than a piecemeal approach to achieve the vision of Digital India and sought a collaborative approach by the Asia-Pacific governments.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ensure no hindrance in animal sacrifice on Eid, says Bukhari
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Asserting that Muslims were not in favour of sacrificing cows due to the religious sensitivities involved, Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam said on Monday that he had urged the Centre to ensure no hindrance in the sacrifice of other animals on Eid-ul-Azha but got no response.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Student collapses and dies in Rajouri, clashes in town
Jammu, Aug 21 (IANS) A student fainted inside the college campus in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and later died allegedly due to non-availability of an ambulance, leading to clashes in town as his fellow students protested, police said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Education,Health/Medicine
Feminism not about asking for reservation: Taapsee Pannu
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has played powerful roles in movies like "Baby" and "Pink", says feminism is not about asking for reservation or extra rights to get an edge over the other gender, but about working towards gender equality.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
One-third parents in US concerned about cyber bullying: Survey
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) More than one in three parents in the US are concerned about their children being bullied both in the real world and online, a survey has revealed.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Global cues, selling pressure pull equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in index heavyweights such as Infosys, ONGC and Tata Motors among others pulled the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty 50 and the BSE Sensex -- lower on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nigeria to intensify fight against Boko Haram: President
Abuja, Aug 21 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his government will work to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight against terror group Boko Haram, which is attempting attacks on soft targets.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Terrorism
Videocon 'Metal Pro 2' launched at Rs 6,999
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Videocon Mobiles on Monday launched an affordable "Metal Pro 2" smartphone with 2GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system for Rs 6,999. The device comes with 100 days replacement policy.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft acquires Cloud firm Cycle Computing
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) To accelerate big computing in the Cloud, Microsoft has acquired Cycle Computing, a leader in cloud computing orchestration, for an undisclosed sum.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hero named title sponsor of Asia Cup hockey meet
Dhaka, Aug 21 (IANS) The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) on Monday announced Indian two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd as the title sponsor of the Mens Asia Cup to be held in Dhaka from October 11 to 22.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Hockey
'Android O' set for official launch in US
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) The next version of Google's mobile operating system 'Android O' is set to be officially rolled out in the US on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
40 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria
Damascus, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 40 civilians were killed and dozens injured in airstrikes by the US-led coalition on neighbourhoods in Raqqa city of Syria, the media reported on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sofia supports Rakhi Sawant in Valmiki case (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Model-turned-nun Sofia Hayat has shown support to controversial actress Rakhi Sawant, who is facing charges of making objectionable remarks against sage Valmiki.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Dhopade closer to National Challengers Chess meet title
Ahmedabad, Aug 21 (IANS) With just two rounds remaining, tournament leader Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade of the Railways moved close to secure his second national challenger title with 9.5 points after splitting the point with third seed Lalith Babu in the eleventh round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at the Karnavati Club here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
2G case hearing against Essar, Loop promoters deferred
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A special court here on Monday adjourned hearing in the 2G spectrum allocation case against Essar and Loop promoters for September 20.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prosecutors seek 12 years in jail for Samsung scion
Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) South Korea's Prosecutor's Office on Monday sought a 12-year prison sentence for the vice chair of the Samsung Group over charges that include bribing the former President as part of a massive corruption scandal that has rocked the country.
2017-08-21
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur man drowns in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A young man from Manipur drowned on Monday in a water body while on a morning walk with his friends at a sprawling park here, police said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Panneerselvam sworn in as TN Deputy Chief Minister
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister by Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
US solar eclipse: Experts predict 'flower-like' structure
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Stargazers in the US will be able to observe a "flower-like" structure during Monday's 'Great American Solar Eclipse', a team of physicists led by IISER-Kolkata said, on how the corona of the sun will look during the total solar eclipse.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Three children die in Chhattisgarh hospital, low oxygen blamed
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) Three children died in a government-run hospital here on Sunday night after a disruption in oxygen supply, and hospital officials blamed a oxygen plant operation who was found drunk on duty. He has been arrested.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Putin surprises music lovers at Koktebel Jazz Party
Koktebel (Crimea), Aug 21 (IANS) In what came as a big surprise to visitors on the closing day of Koktebel Jazz Party, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the longest running event of its kind here on late Sunday night.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Colombia,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Venkaiah Naidu advises Telangana, Andhra to promote Telugu
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday advised both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to make Telugu the language of administration as well as a compulsory subject for people to get government jobs.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Essar Oil closes sell-off to Russia's Rosneft, names new CEO
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Ruia brothers-led Essar Oil (EOL) on Monday announced the closure of the company's sale, including its Vadinar refinery, to Russian state-run Rosneft-led consortium for $12.9 billion, which was followed by the appointment of a new board of directors for EOL as well as a new chief executive.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Africa will always be top priority: Morocco's King
Rabat, Aug 21 (IANS) Morocco's King Mohammed VI has reiterated his country's commitment to Africa, stressing that his 14 visits to African countries since October last year and Rabat's return to the African Union are part of the vision of serving shared interests through solidarity-based, win-win partnerships.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Malta,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ileana D'Cruz slams fan for misbehaving with her
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Ileana D'Cruz, who is currently busy promoting her upcoming film "Baadshaho", took to social media to lash out at a fan for misbehaving with her.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Criticised by fans for trying ballet, Chrissy Teigen snaps back
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen snapped back at fans who criticised her and slammed her for her attempt at ballet.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bollywood has more talented stars than three Khans, says Aamir
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor-producer Aamir Khan finds it unfair that three names are always singled out whenever the media talks about stardom in Bollywood. He says there are many other "talented stars" who are contributing good work in the Hindi film industry.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
McDonald's to shut in north, east India after row with CPRL
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) McDonald's India on Monday announced it had terminated the franchise agreement with Connaught Plaza Restaurants, effectively shutting down all 169 McDonald's outlets in northern and eastern India after a fortnight.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Vintage clothing, jewellery exhibition in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Royal Vintage Clothing and Jewellery exhibition is set to take place here September 4-5.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Roma, AC Milan, Inter win; Lazio held in Serie A
Milan, Aug 21 (IANS) AS Roma, AC Milan and Inter Milan won, while Lazio played a goalless draw on the second day of the first-round action in the Serie A football season.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
GST protest: Over two lakh sweet shops shut in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) In what could be a bitter experience for the sweet-loving residents of West Bengal, over two lakh sweet shops, celebrated for their "rosogollas" and "mishti doi", across the state went on a 24-hour strike on Monday to protest imposition of five per cent GST.
2017-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Partition: 1947' banned from release in Pakistan
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Gurinder Chadhas "Partition: 1947" -- the Hindi version of period drama "Viceroy's House" -- has been banned from releasing in Pakistan, reportedly over "misrepresentation" of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The director says it's unfortunate.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Varun Dhawan knows what his fans want'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan knows exactly what his fans want and he works towards it, feels Rajeev Chudasama, Co-Founder, Marching Ants Advertising.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mizoram minister resigns after Chakma students denied medical seats
Aizawl, Aug 21 (IANS) A Mizoram minister on Monday submitted his resignation to protest the denial of medical education seats from the state quota to Chakma tribal students, an official said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia launches security centres for Haj season
Riyadh, Aug 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Monday the setting up of 109 security centres in Mecca to monitor violations by pilgrims and fraudulent Haj firms, the Interior Ministry said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Defence/Security
Purohit to be attached to Army unit, remain under suspension
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast who was granted bail by the Supreme Court, will be attached to an Army unit but will remain under suspension from service, informed sources said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Soil health cards should be printed in local dialect: PM
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that soil health cards should be printed in the local dialect of the area and technology should be used to enable soil testing through hand-held devices, an official statement said.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chunky Pandey's daughter among international high society debutantes
Paris, Aug 21 (IANS) Ananya Pandey, daughter of Bollywood actor Chunky and his wife Bhavana Pandey, will soon make her debut in high society at le Bal.
2017-08-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Google search helps police nab 'Super Burglar'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A Google search helped the city police to arrest a burglar, dubbed "Super Burglar" by them, who had committed thefts at the houses of high profile people including a former MP and several government officials here, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israeli teens attack soldiers for looking like Arabs
Jerusalem, Aug 21 (IANS) Israeli teenagers reportedly attacked two off-duty soldiers because they believed the soldiers were Arabs, police said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIADMK to meet to sack Sasikala as party chief
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The AIADMK General Council will be convened to expel V.K. Sasikala, a close aide of the late J. Jayalalithaa, as General Secretary, a senior leader owing allegiance to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mammography from 40 may reduce breast cancer deaths by 40%
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Starting annual screening for breast cancer from age 40 may help reduce deaths due to the disease by nearly 40 per cent, researchers say.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Videocon 'Metal Pro 2' launched at Rs 6,999
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Videocon Mobiles on Monday launched an affordable "Metal Pro 2" smartphone with 2GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system for Rs 6,999.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Malayalam director's new film has American soccer as backdrop
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Award winning filmmaker Rajeevnath says his next film has American soccer as the backdrop.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Sports
HCL Infosystems confirms distribution of Apple products in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) HCL Infosystems on Monday announced that it has signed a distributor agreement with Apple for iPhones and other products in India.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kolhapur theatre troupe hopes to take Marathi 'Hamlet' pan-India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Language is no barrier for William Shakespeare's work, avers Kolhapur-based Mandar Bhanage, who is trying to raise funds to take his Marathi production of The Bard's "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" to a wider audience. He says lack of funds is crippling the theatre industry in the country, where there's a pool of stage talent.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
10 sailors missing after US destroyer collision near Singapore
Singapore, Aug 21 (IANS) Ten US Navy sailors were missing and five were injured after a US Navy guided missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday, officials said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Defence/Security
'Toilet...' has larger purpose: Bhumi on film's success
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar, whose latest film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" has raked in over Rs 100 crore at the Indian box office, is happy about the feat, but says the film had a larger purpose than just the economics.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sachhin Chhabra's 'lucky' Bollywood debut with 'The Rally'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Sachhin Chhabra, best known for his roles in shows like "Ek Ghar Banaunga", "Niyati" and "Meri Doli Tere Angana Season 2", is making his Bollywood debut with "The Rally". He considers himself lucky as the movie will release on the occasion of "Ganesh Chaturthi" on Friday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AIADMK factions finally merge, Paneerselvam is Deputy CM (Evening Lead)
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Six months after breaking up following the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O. Panneerselvam made the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and party Coordinator while the AIADMK decided to sack the now jailed V.K. Sasikala as General Secretary.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Venkaiah Naidu advises Telangana, Andhra to promote Telugu
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday advised both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to make Telugu the language of administration as well as a compulsory subject for people to get government jobs.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Would love to see a 'Mr. India' sequel: Shekhar Kapur
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, whose 1987 movie "Mr. India" has passed the test of time generation after generation, says he would love to see a sequel directed by someone with a fresh perspective.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Digital advertising spend in India to touch Rs 9,700 crore by end-2017
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The digital advertising spend in India is expected to continue at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 per cent to touch Rs 9,700 crore by December 2017, a recent study said here on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'352 km Mizoram NH to boost ties with Myanmar; provide new trade route'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Aiming to strengthen India's geo-strategic stand and transform the northeastern region into an economic powerhouse, the Centre has cleared a Rs 6,167 crore upgrade of a 352-km National Highway (NH) in Mizoram that will improve economic connectivity to Myanmar as also create an alternate trade route for mainland traders doing business in the northeast.
2017-08-21
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Indian network launches English TV show in US
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), a worldwide content company, has launched its first English language South Asian reality show, "Made In America".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Doklam issue will be resolved 'very soon', says Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Doklam border dispute between India and China will be resolved "very soon", Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Song on Koch Rajbongshi of Assam
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Assamese musician Joi Barua will soon unveil a song which is a tribute to Koch Rajbongshi, an indigenous community of Assam.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Artistes are endangered species in Pakistan: Salman Ahmad
Lahore, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistani sufi rock band Junoon's frontman Salman Ahmad says Pakistan is a country where artistes are an endangered species.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Neetu Wadhwa to appear in 'Kumkum Bhagya' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Neetu Wadhwa will next be seen in a dance sequence in popular TV show "Kumkum Bhagya".
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Panneerselvam to be TN Deputy Chief Minister
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam will be sworn in Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister, it was announced on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
WhatsApp 'excited' about digital projects in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Day after the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on WhatsApp was spotted in the Google Play Beta Programme, a top WhatsApp executive says the mobile messaging app is excited about the government's digitisation drive and the future projects in the country.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Hotel fire in Mecca causes alarm
Riyadh, Aug 21 (IANS) A fire broke out in a hotel in the Saudi city Mecca on Monday, sparking alarm among Haj pilgrims, an official said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global cues, selling pressure pull equity indices lower
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in index heavyweights such as Infosys, ONGC and Tata Motors among others pulled the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty 50 and the BSE Sensex -- lower on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Supporting Trump a 'suicidal act', N. Korea tells Australia
Pyongyang, Aug 21 (IANS) North Korea has warned Australia that it has committed a "suicidal act" by committing its troops to help the US in any conflict over Pyongyang's nuclear programme and by joining military exercises with US and South Korean forces.
2017-08-21
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Move to allow plastic bottles in US parks slammed
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US administration's decision to reverse a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in some of Americas national parks shows "the corporate agenda is king and people and the environment are left behind", campaigners have said.
2017-08-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Pune City sign Brazilian winger Marcelinho
Pune, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City on Monday secured the services of 2016 edition's golden boot winner Marcelinho.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Contribute for Bihar flood relief: Aamir
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan on Monday urged people to contribute towards the Bihar Chief Minister's Relief Fund in view of the devastating floods.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pliskova remains on top of WTA rankings, Muguruza moves up
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova remained at the top of the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 6,390 points, while Spain's GarbiƱe Muguruza climbed to the third place from the sixth spot.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Hunt for Barcelona attacker extended across Europe
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) The hunt for the driver who killed 13 people in the Barcelona attack has been extended across Europe, a Spanish government official said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gujarat, Pune battle for Zone A supremacy in PKL (Preview)
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The stage is set for the top two Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Zone A sides -- Gujarat Fortunegiants and Puneri Paltan -- to showcase their dominance in the group when they face off at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Shah's Tamil Nadu visit postponed
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah's planned visit to Tamil Nadu from Tuesday has been deferred, a party leader said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taliban stone to death man in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) Taliban militants have stoned to death a man on charges of having extra-marital relations with a woman in Afghanistan's Badakshan province, an official said on Monday.
2017-08-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident