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Taliban attack Afghan security base, 18 killed
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 27 others injured after the Taliban attacked a security base in Afghanistan's Wardak province.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Two kinds of alliances to remove Modi government - total unity, possible unity: Sharad Yadav (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) There will be two kinds of alliances -- "total unity" and "possible unity" -- across states to reach the opposition goal of removing the Narendra Modi government, said Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Political parties in J&K promise heaven to remain relevant on earth (News Analysis)
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) As elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly are likely to be held by March this year in Jammu and Kashmir, political parties are engaged in hectic efforts to attract voters -- like making promises of employment, development, regional autonomy, corruption free governance and accountability.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Hope to write more books in future: Manisha Koirala
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Manisha Koirala, who has authored the book "Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life", hopes to pen more books in future.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sun Pharma stock rebounds, jumps 4%
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Pharmaceutical major Sun Pharma's stock gained 4 per cent to touch a high of Rs 406.35 on Monday after it ended Friday's trade lower at more than 8 per cent.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Elon Musk's Boring Company lays off 5 employees
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) Billionaire Elon Musk's infrastructure and tunnel construction firm Boring Company has laid off five employees, barely a month after it unveiled its first tunnel in the US.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Apple selling iPhone SE devices again in US
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) Apple is reselling iPhone SE devices in the US from clearance stores just four months after declaring discontinuation of its sale, media reports said.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here on Monday.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
It almost feels like being reborn: Shantanu-Nikhil on LFW grand finale
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra are ready to showcase their first-ever grand finale for the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) and the designers feel like being "reborn in the world of fashion" as they call it their "ultimate exam".
2019-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
At peace in the madding crowd: Taking a holy dip at the Kumbh (Travelogue)
Prayagraj, Jan 21 (IANS) It is the largest spiritual, cultural and religious congregation of its kind and attracts crores of devotees from India and abroad at the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mythical Saraswati. The historic city of Praygaraj, which was recently renamed from Allahabad, is witnessing the coming together of saints, seers and devotees in numbers that can blind the human eye.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
There's nothing called Writer?'s Block: Pulitzer-Winner Andrew Sean Greer (IANS Interview)
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Pulitzer Prize Winner Andrew Sean Greer says there is nothing called a Writer's Block and being attentive to surroundings is the key for writers.
2019-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,National,Art/Culture/Books
How is the electoral game shaping up in key states (Comment)
The BJP in Kerala may have boosted its saffron image on the Sabrimala issue but is unlikely to gain much electoral advantage in 2019. That has been the pattern for decades: it has zero conversion rate even though it has a vote share of 10 percent. It would certainly like to weaken, harm, destroy the CPI-M. Towards this end it has to direct its cadres to quietly help the Congress. But in this instance it is not inclined to augment Congress numbers in New Delhi.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Apple reselling iPhone SE devices in US
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) Apple is reselling iPhone SE devices in the US from clearance stores just four months after declaring discontinuation of its sale, media reports said.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Anupam Kher welcomes Vicky Kaushal in 'actors' world'
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has welcomed actor Vicky Kaushal in "actors' world" after watching his performance in the latest release "Uri: The Surgical Strike".
2019-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sabarimala tantri gets 15 days more to explain purification rituals
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Sabarimala temple custodian, the Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), on Monday extended time to Tantri Kantararu Rajeeveru to explain why a "purification" ritual was conducted following the visit of two women devotees to the Lord Ayyappa shrine just after New Year, said a board official.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%: Oxfam
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Twenty-six richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion people who make up for the poorest half of the planets population, British charity Oxfam said in a report on Monday.
2019-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
India should be an APEC member: Australian Shadow Trade Minister
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With trade becoming fundamental for global peace and stability and preventing the US-China kind of trade wars, it is vital to push for an Indo-Pacific free trade zone like the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) that should include India, a leading Australian politician has said.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
I could have done more as an artiste: Archana Puran Singh
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) From playing a flirtatious college professor Mrs. Braganza in "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" to a vamp in the Aamir Khan starrer "Raja Hindustani", actress Archana Puran Singh, who is also judging comedy shows on the small screen, says she has more to offer as an artiste.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Nepal bank announces ban of Indian notes above Rs 100
Kathmandu, Jan 21 (IANS) Nepal's central bank has announced the ban of Indian currency notes with denominations above Rs 100.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Fresh snow in Himachal, heavy spells likely
Shimla, Jan 21 (IANS) After days of dry weather, cold intensified its grip across Himachal Pradesh on Monday with the higher reaches receiving fresh snowfall.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi greets Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura on Statehood Day
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his greetings to the people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their Statehood Day.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cold, cloudy Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) It was a cold and cloudy morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Book by ex-staffer claims White House is 'out of control'
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) A book written by a former White House staffer has described back-stabbing and duplicity within the West Wing and claimed that it was "out of control".
2019-01-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Thousands take holy dip at Kumbh on 'Paush Poornima'
Prayagraj, Jan 21 (IANS) Hundreds and thousands of pilgrims took holy dip at the Sangam -- the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers here in Uttar Pradesh -- on the occasion of 'Paush Poornima' on Monday, officials said.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Moderate to heavy snow, rain forecast for J&K
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Fresh snowfall started in the valley on Monday as the Met forecast moderate to heavy rain and snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir over the next two days till Wednesday.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Democrats stand firm against Trump's exchange offer
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Despite President Donald Trump's offer to end the ongoing partial government shutdown and fund a border wall in exchange for temporary protections for groups of immigrants, Democrats stood by their demand to reopen the government before negotiating about the border.
2019-01-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gunfight breaks out in J&K
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) A gunfight between hiding militants and the security forces began on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sensex opens higher then trades flat
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty on Monday traded on a flat note after opening marginally higher.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mexico pipeline blast toll reaches 85
Mexico City, Jan 21 (IANS) The death toll from the explosion of a gasoline pipeline in Mexicos Hidalgo state, has increased to 85, officials said.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after fresh snowfall
Jammu, Jan 21 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Monday following fresh snowfall in the Bannihal sector that saw over a foot deep snow accumulate on the strategic route, a Traffic Department official said.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
China's economic growth rate slowest since 1990
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) China's economy grew 6.6 per cent in 2018, the weakest annual performance since 1990, confirming a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy that could threaten global growth, according to official data on Monday.
2019-01-21
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
This brain training app can boost attention, concentration
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has developed a brain training app that can improve concentration against daily distractions that people face in a connected world.
2019-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
31 stranded Rohingyas: India-Bangladesh to hold meeting
Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) The border guards of India and Bangladesh are likely to hold a meeting on Monday over the 31 stranded Rohingya Muslims, stuck for the past 2 days at the zero line on Tripura frontier, a BSF official said.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy
Facebook users to now petition elected officials for change
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) Facebook is set to launch a petitions feature called "Community Actions" that will let users request change from their local and national elected officials and government agencies.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
7 gunned down in Mexican city
Mexico City, Jan 21 (IANS) Gunmen killed seven young men attending a house party in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun, state prosecutors said.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-CIA spy behind 'Argo' dies at 78
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Former CIA agent Tony Mendez, who inspired the Oscar-winning film "Argo", has died at the age of 78, his agent confirmed.
2019-01-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Raju, Vishal Desai excited about 'Veergati'
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Director duo Raju Desai and Vishal Desai says "Veergati", which tells a tale of a martyr, is a perfect dose of infotainment with an essence of patriotism.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN chief condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali
United Nations, Jan 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the attack on a camp of the UN peacekeeping force in Mali that killed 10 soldiers from Chad.
2019-01-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chinese shares open higher; yuan weakens
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.12 per cent to open at 2,599.06 points.
2019-01-21
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria, bilateral ties
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has spoken over phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the ongoing tension in Syria, and bilateral ties, said the White House.
2019-01-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
10 UN peacekeepers killed in 'jihadist' attack in Mali
Bamako, Jan 21 (IANS) Ten UN peacekeepers from Chad have been killed in an attack by the suspected Islamist militants in Mali, the UN says.
2019-01-21
Category: International, South Africa,Terrorism
Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria
Jerusalem, Jan 21 (IANS) Israel's military on Monday said it has started hitting Iranian targets in Syria.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
When Ajay convinced Sanjay Mishra to do his stunt
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn convinced his "Total Dhamaal" co-star Sanjay Mishra to do a stunt himself for the film.
2019-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Egypt, France discuss trade, bilateral ties
Cairo, Jan 21 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has met French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire in Cairo over economic ties and bilateral relations.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy
Second Trump-Kim summit likely to be held in Vietnam
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is expected to take place in Vietnam, with three candidate cities being under consideration, the US media reported on Sunday.
2019-01-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Martin Freeman wanted to become a sportsperson
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Martin Freeman says he had a dream of becoming a sportsperson in life.
2019-01-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
50 killed in Afghanistan clashes
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed in Afghanistan since Saturday as government forces and Taliban militants stepped up fighting in the war-battered country, officials said on Sunday.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism
I was awkward when I first met Madonna: Shania Twain
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Country music star Shania Twain says she was "awkward" when she first met singer Madonna.
2019-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
R. Madhavan to direct 'Rocketry - The Nambi Effect' solely
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan will be taking over the whole directing duties on "Rocketry - The Nambi Effect" after Ananth Mahadevan had to leave the project due to "unavoidable circumstances".
2019-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Syrian air defences intercept Israeli missile strike
Damascus, Jan 21 (IANS) The Syrian air defences intercepted a fresh Israeli missile strike targeting the areas in southern Syria on Sunday, the media reported.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Politics
Mexico pipeline explosion toll rises to 79
Mexico City, Jan 21 (IANS) The death toll from a devastating oil pipeline blast in Mexico has increased to 79, Minister of Public Health Jorge Alcocer said on Sunday.
2019-01-21
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hundreds of commuters caught in long traffic jam in south Delhi (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Hundreds of commuters were caught in a 5-km-long traffic jam for nearly three hours in the wake of traffic restrains caused by movement of Denmark Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen and other foreign dignitary in south Delhi, an traffic officer said on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Indian Navy suspends operation to retrieve body of dead miner
Shillong, Jan 20 (IANS) The Navy on Sunday "suspended" its operation to retrieve the body of one of the 15 miners trapped inside an illegal 370-ft flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, an official said.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Indian foundry industry set to double growith rate in 5 years'
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Indian foundry industry is set to double its growth rate in the next five years due to opening up of defence, railways and aerospace areas for the private sector, prompting the government to relax foreign direct investment norms, said the Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hundreds of commuters caught in long traffic jam in soth Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Hundreds of commuters were caught in a 5-km-long traffic jam for nearly three hours in the wake of traffic restrains caused by movement of Denmark Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen and other foreign dignitary in south Delhi, an traffic officer said on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gang robs, assaults actress Farheen Prabhakar in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Four robbers of the notorious 'Thak Thak' gang assaulted and robbed Bollywood actress Farheen Prabhakar of her wallet and mobile phones when she was on her way to a mall in south Delhi, a police officer said on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Juvenile held for robbing woman professor of IGNOU
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi Police arrested a juvenile for robbing a woman professor of Indira Gandhi National Open University in south Delhi, a police officer said on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facing flak for remarks against Mayawati, BJP MLA apologises
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Facing condemnation from political opponents and the National Commission for Women (NCW) taking cognisance of the issue, BJP MLA Sadhana Singh on Sunday apologised for her disparaging remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Left parties gear up for their Feb 3 Brigade Parade rally
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) After Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's 'United India' rally at the Brigade Parade Ground, the Left parties are trying hard to make their February 3 rally at the same venue a success ahead of Lok Sabha elections, a state leader said on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Vigilance nabs Punjab police official for honey trap
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) The Punjab State Vigilance Bureau (VB) has nabbed a head constable while accepting bribe of Rs 50,000 after honey trapping a person in Jalandhar, a spokesman said here on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pavlyuchenkova knocks Stephens out of Australia Open
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia shocked fifth-seed Sloane Stephens of the United States 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3 in the Australian Open Tennis tournament last-16, to set a quarter-finals clash against American Danielle Collins.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Bajrang gives Punjab Royals first win of PWL
Ludhiana, Jan 20 (IANS) Defending champions Punjab Royals defeated Delhi Sultans 4-3 in a Pro Wrestling League match here on Sunday, thanks to the brilliant performance of Bajrang Punia.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Gandhi rooted for secularism, successfully forged Hindu-Muslim unity: Historians
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's secularism was much more than just a religious yearning and he was successful in forging Hindu-Muslim unity, a panel of historians and political scientists said here on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Verratti doubtful for Man United clash with sprained ankle
Paris, Jan 20 (IANS) Paris Saint Germain (PSG) Italian midfielder Marco Verratti was diagnosed with a sprained ankle, which makes him doubtful for their upcoming first leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16 clash against Manchester United, the Ligue 1 club announced on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Kashmir went through its worst phase under PDP-BJP government: Farooq Abdullah
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said the Valley went through its worst phase under the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government as the two parties in power communalised Hindus and Muslims.
2019-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sasikala given VIP treatment in Bengaluru prison, claims report
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) AIADMK's jailed leader V.K. Sasikala had received preferential treatment in Bengaluru Central Jail, including specially cooked food and access to special cells, a probe report revealed.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Atalanta's Zapata scores 4 goals in 5-0 rout of Frosinone
Frosinone (Italy), Jan 20 (IANS) Atalanta's Colombian striker Duvan Zapata scored four goals on Sunday, leading his side to a 5-0 victory over hosts Frosinone in a Serie A contest.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Malaysia Masters: Intanon beats Marin in summit clash
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 20 (IANS) Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon beat Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin 21-9, 22-20 here on Sunday, clinching the Malaysia Masters final in just 42 minutes.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Two killed, four injured in Jammu cable car accident
Jammu, Jan 20 (IANS) Two persons were killed and four injured on Sunday during a trial run of the Jammu cable car Gandola project, officials said.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur CM opposes Citizenship Bill in present form
Imphal Jan 20 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh told representatives of the North East Students Organisation (NESO) on Sunday that his government opposes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the present form.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
AKLF concludes on high note
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The 10th edition of three-day Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival reaches its culmination on Sunday after hosting dozens of sessions addressed by key writers, historians and public intellectuals from India and abroad.
2019-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Land issue delaying second AIIMS project in Bihar
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The second All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) project in Bihar which is scheduled to be set up in Darbhanga district is getting delayed owing to trouble in finalising land.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kenya's athletes need to prepare for life after retirement: Official
Nairobi, Jan 20 (IANS) A senior sports official in Kenya has advised athletes to prepare for life after retirement from active competition.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Why did Modi oust HAL despite a work-share agreement with Dassault, asks Congress
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Continuing its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "enriching his crony" in the Rafale deal, the Congress on Sunday demanded to know why Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was "ousted" from the deal despite having a work-share with Rafale maker Dassault Aviation.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Betis snatch late 3-2 win over Girona
Seville, Jan 20 (IANS) Real Betis prevailed over Girona 3-2 thanks to a last gasp penalty successfully converted by midfielder Sergio Canales, to earn their first La Liga win in four matches on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Assam employees support protests against Citizenship Bill
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) Employees of the Assam government have come in support of protests against the Citizenship Amendments Bill 2016.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
In 100 days, India will be free from Modi's tyranny:Rahul
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ridiculing the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asserted the country in the next 100 days will be free of his "tyranny and incompetence".
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill not applicable to Nagaland: CM
Kohima, Jan 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Sunday said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 is not applicable to Nagaland as the state stands protected under the provisions of Article 371(A) and the Inner Line Permit.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Sitharaman's first meeting with Delhi BJP unit ends in a whimper
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The first meeting of the BJP Delhi unit's core group held on Saturday evening to stratagise on the Lok Sabha polls ended in a whimper with two of its MPs giving it a miss while some others reaching at the last minute.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Temple customs must be adhered to: Mata Amritanandamayi
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Opening up on the Sabarimala temple issue, Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) on Sunday said that temples are the pillars to preserve traditions and customs and they must be adhered to.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Cruz Azul edges Tigres 1-0, gets 1st Liga MX win of 2019
Monterrey, Jan 20 (IANS) Cruz Azul edged the Tigres UANL 1-0 in Liga MX action, getting its first win in the 2019 Clausura tournament.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Tsitsipas stuns champion Federer, advances to Australian Open quarters
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Greece's promising tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday secured a seat in the Australian Open quarterfinals, having upset the two-time defending champion Roger Federer of Switzerland 6-7(11-13), 7-6(7-3), 7-5, 7-6(7-5).
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Penalties send Vietnam to Asian Cup last-8
Dubai, Jan 20 (IANS) Vietnam on Sunday advanced to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals, having defeated Jordan 4-2 on penalty shoot-out, after both team's 1-1 tie in their last-16 encounter at Al Maktoum Stadium here.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Opposition leaders didn't question me on Rahul: Stalin
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Sunday said opposition leaders who participated in the anti-BJP meet in Kolkata on Saturday did not question him for announcing Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial candidate.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Facebook to set up institute for ethics in AI
San Francisco, Jan 20 (IANS) Facebook on Sunday said it will create an independent Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI) with an initial grant of $7.5 million.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Sporting culture needed to produce quality athletes, says marathoner Sunita (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Experienced marathon runner and Born2Run half-marathon's Race Director Sunita Godra believes a lack of sporting culture, scientific guidance and grassroot level training has hindered the growth of quality marathoners in the country.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Stalin alleges Panneerselvam performed yagna at Secretariat
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam performed a yagna in his chamber at the Secretariat, DMK President M.K. Stalin on Sunday said and wondered how the he could do that.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
BJP not against early Assembly elections in J&K: Ram Madhav
Jammu, Jan 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday dismissed reports that his party was opposing early Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Everybody should have the full right to love anyone: Abhishek Duhan
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Duhan says there should be no law putting any kind of restriction on love.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India likely to surpass UK in largest economy rankings of 2019: PwC Report
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India and France are likely to surpass the UK in the 2019 rankings of world's largest economies, according to the latest projections by British consultancy multinational PwC.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Railways to upgrade 1st AC coaches of 7 trains
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) After the success of Project Utkrisht (best) and Operation Swarn (gold) to provide more premium feeling to the passengers travelling in the national transport, railways has decided to facelift the first-class air-conditioned coaches of seven mail and express trains, a Railway Ministry official said on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Man mauled to death inside Punjab zoo
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) An unidentified man was mauled to death on Sunday afternoon in the Lion Safari of the Chhatbir Zoo in Punjab's Mohali district, around 20 km from Chandigarh.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Upper caste quota has given sleepless nights to Opposition: Modi
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rejected allegations that the government decision to provide 10 per cent reservation in education and jobs for the economically weaker sections in the general category was politically motivated with an eye on upper caste vote in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mauritius PM in India for diaspora conclave
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IAMS) Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth arrived here on Sunday on a nine-day visit to India during which he will be the chief guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the January 21-23 Indian diaspora conclave to be held in Varanasi.
2019-01-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Diaspora,Politics
Petrol, diesel see big price hikes on Sunday
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Transport fuel rates were hiked sharply on Sunday as global crude oil rates continued to climb handsomely following the implementation of output cuts by global oil producers from January 1.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SIT report a cover up of 2002 Gujarat riots: former Army officer
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd), whose explosive memoir "The Sarkari Mussalman" created a storm in 2018, said on Sunday that the SIT report that cleared then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's name is a "cover up" of the 2002 riots in the state.
2019-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
PWL: All eyes on Vinesh-Vanesa clash as Mumbai meet UP (Preview)
Ludhiana, Jan 20 (IANS) Mumbai Maharathi will take on UP Dangal in their third tie of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 at the Municipal Corporation Indoor Stadium here on Monday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Need to have decentralised system for implementing policies: Bimal Jalan
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Amid controversies over the independence of various institutions in the country under the present Central government, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Bimal Jalan on Sunday said there should be a decentralised system in terms of implementing policies.
2019-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Madhuri Dixit Nene found producing movie exciting
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene, who has donned the producer's hat for the first time with the movie "15 August", says she found the process daunting but exciting.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Justin Timberlake surprises cancer patients
Texas, Jan 20 (IANS) Singer-actor Justin Timberlake visited the HCA Healthcare's Methodist Children's Hospital here to meet cancer patients.
2019-01-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TN Defence Corridor to attract Rs 3,123 crore investment
Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu), Jan 20 (IANS) In an effort to accelerate indigenous production of defence systems, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday inaugurated a Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor here that is expected to attract Rs 3,123.50 crore worth of investment.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
4.1 magnitude quake jolts Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Four minor earthquakes within seven hours hit the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat on Sunday but there were no reports of casualties or damages.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
ECoR initiates safety audit of all level crossings
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has ordered a large scale safety audit of all level crossings in its jurisdiction, an official said on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Nadal compliments Berdych, bats for equal prize money
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal on Sunday complimented Tomas Berdych, whom he defeated earlier in the day to make it to his 11th quarterfinal at the Australian Open, and said he was in favour of equal prize money for men and women tennis players, at a post-match press conference.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Agut storms into maiden Australian Open quarterfinal
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Roberto Bautista Agut stormed into his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal on Sunday after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic in a five-set battle at the ongoing Australian Open.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
'72 Hours...', 'Rifleman' makers in legal battle (Lead, Correcting intro)
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The makers of Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer "Rifleman" have sent a legal notice to the team of the latest release "72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died", claiming that they have the original rights to make a movie based on rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat's life.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Delhi government's 2-day Mega Job Fair from Monday
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A two-day Mega Job Fair, providing employment opportunities to over 12,500 job seekers with 76 companies from the private sector, will start here from Monday, the Delhi government said on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education,Politics
Protein enabling other drugs to increase body's HDL levels identified
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers have identified a protein, known as ORP2, responsible for transporting cholesterol inside cells that opens the way for new drugs to increase the body's 'good cholesterol' levels.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
By questioning EVMs, Opposition has started making excuses for their inevitable defeat: Modi (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday came down heavily on opposition alliance, saying they have started making excuses for their inevitable defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls by questioning EVMs.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amount spent on Statue Of Unity 'priceless investment': Vice President
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called the Statue of Unity "a befitting memorial to Sardar Patel", adding that given its significance, the amount spent on erecting the statue was a "priceless investment".
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Karnataka Congress legislator hospitalised after 'friendly fight' with other MLA
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislator Anand Singh was hospitalised on Sunday after an alleged brawl with other party MLA while staying at a resort in Bengaluru, a party leader said.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
By questioning EVMs, Opposition has started making excuses for their inevitable defeat: Modi
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra on Sunday came down heavily on opposition alliance, saying they have started making excuses for their inevitable defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls by questioning EVMs.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ONGC organises cycle rally in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) organised a cycle rally here on Sunday to promote the eco-friendly mode of transport among citizens.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Business/Economy
Opposition coming together fearing defeat in elections: Shivraj
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday attacked the opposition, saying they were coming together fearing defeat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We have nothing to do with WCD Ministry: ICCW
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) President of the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW), which selects children for the National Bravery Awards every year, on Sunday said the NGO has nothing to do with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD).
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Leopard enters Greater Noida village
Greater Noida, Jan 20 (IANS) A leopard barged into a Greater Noida village and injured a boy on Sunday morning, officials said.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sandeep Ssingh signs MoU with Gujarat government
Gandhinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Producer Sandip Ssingh through his Legend Global Studio has signed a Rs. 177 crore Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 here.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Rahul has secret alliance with Naveen: Ex-Minister
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Union Minister Srikant Jena on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Congress alleging a secret nexus between Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Himachal to create vice principal post in senior secondary schools
Una (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday announced steps to improve the functioning of schools that included the creation of the post of Vice Principal in all senior secondary schools in the state.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Satish Gupta's show 'Roaring Sea, Still Minds' opens in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) As veteran artist Satish Gupta and Odissi dancer Ramli Ibrahim brought to life the former's sculpture "The Cosmic Wave" through dance movements, a Delhi audience opened up to the mystic Zen spirit of a multimedia art show -- on view from Sunday -- that depicts the artist's meditative tryst with the tumultuous sea one evening.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dirty people have left AAP, party is united: Kejriwal
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) With his party's Punjab unit facing a split in its leadership, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that "dirty people" had left the party.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
M. Night Shyamalan hopes to come to India for shoot soon
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) US-based Indian-origin filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan feels he infuses his Indian influences into his work, and says he would love to come to the country to shoot a project.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Mahagatbandhan alliance of namdars, negativity, instability: Modi
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at opposition parties, terming the 'mahagatbandhan' a grouping of corrupt, negativity and instability and accusing them of misleading the people.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP leader found dead in MP
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Balewadi Mandal (block) chief Manoj Thakre was found dead here on Sunday. He may have been murdered, police said.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Here's how musicians coordinate with each other non-verbally
Toronto, Jan 20 (IANS) A team of researchers has discovered a new technique to examine how musicians intuitively coordinate with one another during a performance, finds a new study.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Canada,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Protest in Tehran over US detention of journalist
Tehran, Jan 20 (IANS) Iranians demonstrated outside the Swiss embassy in Tehran on Sunday to protest against the detention of an Iranian-American journalist in Washington.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
US SC Judge to be in 'The LEGO Movie 2'
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been roped in to be a part of "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part".
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
People should be responsible while working in showbiz: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Tigmanshu Dhulia says people should act responsibly and sensibly while working in the film industry.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Afghanistan's Ghani to contest upcoming presidential election
Kabul, Jan 20 (IANS) Incumbent Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday registered with the Election Commission to contest the presidential poll slated for July 20.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Tripura unveils official logo for its tea
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has unveiled an official logo for the state's tea to popularise the beverage and to promote the potentiality of tourism.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Pakistan probes alleged extrajudicial police killings
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistani authorities on Sunday launched an investigation into the death of four people who were allegedly shot dead by counter-terrorism police in a shootout.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Indian, Pakistan armies clash on LoC
Jammu, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Novel technology cleans water using bacteria
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a new technology that can clean water twice as fast as commercially available ultrafiltration membranes, an advance that brings hope for countries like India where clean drinking water is a big issue.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
The dangers of politicizing caste-based quota (Column: IANS Insight-Ruminations)
The governments decision to implement 10 per cent quota in jobs and educational institutions in the general category has the two-fold purpose of playing up to the Sangh Parivars upper caste constituency and, more importantly, holding off the prospect of organized violence that an upper caste-led agitation could possibly trigger. The anti-Mandal protests following the V.P. Singh governments decision to implement the Mandal Commission report on reservation to the Other Backward Classes in government jobs and educational institutions provide a telling background of how violent and tragic such an agitation could become.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Israel,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
9 killed in blast targeting Afghan governor's convoy
Kabul, Jan 20 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 15 injured on Sunday in a car bomb blast targeting the convoy of an Afghan governor in Logar province, police said.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Opposition coming together fearing defeat in elections: Shivraj
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday attacked the opposition, saying they were coming together fearing defeat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Leslie Jones slams 'Ghostbusters' remake
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Comedian-actor Leslie Jones, who starred in the female-led reboot of the "Ghostbusters" franchise in 2016, slammed the makers for not counting her film's story in the upcoming version of the franchise.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dortmund downs Leipzig 0-1, stays on top of Bundesliga
Berlin, Jan 20 (IANS) Germany's Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund won 1-0 at RB Leipzig with a solitary goal from Belgium's Axel Witsel to maintain a six-point lead over Bayern Munich and a nine-point lead over third-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Ant McPartlin thanks girlfriend for changing his life
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Television presenter Ant McPartlin says his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett helped him battle his past drunk driving incidents.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tiafoe edges past Dimitrov into Australian Open quarters
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Unseeded Frances Tiafoe celebrated his 21st birthday by booking his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the Australian Open here on Sunday after routing Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
2 killed in French ski resort fire
Paris, Jan 20 (IANS) At least two people were killed and four others seriously injured on Sunday in a fire at a ski resort in the French Alps, authorities said.
2019-01-20
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barty storms past Sharapova into Australian Open quarters
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Australia's Ashleigh Barty defeated Russia's Maria Sharapova here on Sunday to make it into the first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career at the Australian Open.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Club America defeat Pachuca 3-0 in Clausura Tournament
Mexico, Jan 20 (IANS) Club America, the defending champions of the Clausura Tournament, defeated Pachuca 3-0 at the Azteca Stadium.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Arsenal power past crosstown rival Chelsea 2-0
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Arsenal came out with an aggressive game plan and executed it to perfection in a 2-0 victory here over bitter London rival Chelsea in Premier League.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Collins stuns Kerber to breeze into Australian Open quarterfinals
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Unseeded Danielle Collins pulled off the biggest upset so far at the Australian Open women's draw on Sunday after she routed former champion Angelique Kerber to make it to her maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Spanish coach an advantage against Muguruza, says Pliskova
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova said that having Spaniard Conchita Martinez as her coach gives her an advantage over Garbine Muguruza in the Australian Open round of 16.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Shooting for 'Dabangg 3' is like homecoming for me: Sonakshi
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who will soon start working on "Dabangg 3", said that shooting for the action-drama film is like homecoming for her as she ventured into Bollywood with the franchise.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
R. Kelly's accuser claims to have DNA evidence against him
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Jerhonda Pace has claimed that she has DNA evidence of sexual abuse at the hands of rapper R.Kelly.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apurva Asrani slams Hansal Mehta
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) National award-winning film editor and writer Apurva Asrani has slammed filmmaker Hansal Mehta for "seeking mileage" from producer Kamal Jain's illness.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British Council invites creative digital culture projects from India, UK
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) To mark 30 years of the World Wide Web (WWW) in March 2019, British Council India is now inviting proposals from creative professionals in UK and India who have a powerful idea that could engage and unite millions of young people globally.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Nehru, Patel together built India after Gandhi: Historian
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Noted historian Ramachandra Guha, whose latest book is a biography of Mahatma Gandhi, said on Sunday that Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel together built India after Gandhi's assassination in 1948.
2019-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Seven fashion designers pay ode to 'Make In India'
Gandhinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Fashion designers Anju Modi, Gaurang Shah, Namrata Joshipura, Payal Jain, Rahul Mishra and Rajesh Pratap Singh got together to showcase their interpretation of 'Make in India' theme at the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 here.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nadal powers past Berdych into Australian Open quarterfinals
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Rafael Nadal pounded former Australian Open semi-finalist Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-1, 7-6(4) on Sunday to book his place in the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 11th time.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
PM calls Parrikar 'architect of modern Goa'
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Calling ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar the "architect of modern Goa", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday prayed for his quick recovery.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Government which can't run schools, hospitals must go: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday attacked the Punjab government for handing over government health centres to the private sector, saying a government which cannot run its schools and hospitals has no reason to be in power.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Here comes 'stair snacking' to improve heart health
Toronto, Jan 20 (IANS) For people who find it difficult to take out extra time for physical activity after a hectic schedule, exercise just got simpler and harder to avoid. Researchers have shown that a few minutes of stair climbing called the 'stair snacking' approach, at short intervals between work, can improve cardiovascular health.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Markets' upward bias likely to continue (IANS Insight-Market Watch)
The week gone by had one day of correction and one day of solid gains. The remaining three days were flat but volatile and choppy. BSESENSEX gained 376.77 points or 1.05% to close at 36,386.61 points. NIFTY was up 112 points or 1.04% to close at 10,906.95 points.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sharing thoughts with young crew is awesome: Big B
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday penned about his experience working with a young crew and says he finds it "daunting" to be in their company.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
These tiny swimming robots may deliver drugs in blood vessels
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings and can swim through fluids, an advance which may help deliver drugs to diseased tissue one day.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
'MeToo' movement initiated conversation, gave courage, invited policies: AKLF panelists
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The conversation started by the 'MeToo' movement is transformative and people should trust when people share their 'wounds', according to a panel discussion at the 10th edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF).
2019-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Smriti Irani BJP's key face to take on opposition? (IANS Special, Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Is Union Minister Smriti Irani BJP's 'go-to' person for countering the Congress?
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Most militants killed in J&K in 2018 in 4 years (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the killing of 257 militants in 2018 - the highest in four years - by security forces, official figures show.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Modi, Shah will break up country: Kejriwal
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will break up the country if they return to power in the 2019 general elections.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Operation Shakti' in the vanguard of Congress march to LS polls (IANS Special - Part I)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A new age which requires new tools. The realities that the digital and social embrace has brought about makes one's position tenuous if you don't engage with it. The new rules of engagement are rigorous and involve technological interface.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Is Union Minister Smriti Irani BJP's 'go-to' person for countering the Congress?
For a person who has had her own ups and downs in the government - from being the HRD minister when Narendra Modi became Prime Minister to being shifted to the less fancied textiles ministry - she appears to have emerged as BJP's swordarm to take on the Opposition, mainly the Congress, to convey the party's viewpoint on raging controversies.
2019-01-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Car bomb blast outside Northern Ireland courtroom
Belfast, Jan 20 (IANS) A car bomb exploded outside a courtroom in Northern Ireland, with no immediate reports of damages or injuries, police said on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Trump's compromise bid to end government shutdown shot down by Democrats (Third Lead)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) With an eye on political moderates, President Donald Trump has offered to bargain temporary status for nearly a million illegal immigrants for the $5.7 million he wants in the budget for his border wall, but the deal to end the partial government shutdown was shot down by the Democratic Party leadership.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Remove BJP' campaign gets a boost with Kolkata rally but challenges remain (News Analysis)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The "BJP hatao" campaign of opposition parties got a major boost at the Kolkata rally convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but the idea of a "mahagathbandhan (grand alliance)" continues to be a challenge over the absence of a common face to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
My statement on backing Congress over-stretched: VHP leader
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Working President Alok Kumar on Sunday said his statement that his organisation would consider backing the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls if it includes the construction of Ram temple in its manifesto was over-stretched.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
AAP to contest all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab: Kejriwal
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Despite a virtual split in the leadership of its Punjab unit, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, party leader Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Indian expat groups in UAE miss deadline for new immigration proposals
Abu Dhabi, Jan 20 (IANS) Many Indian expatriate groups in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have missed the deadline to suggest changes to New Delhi's new draft Immigration Act which is slated to end on Sunday, the media reported.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Microsoft lays AI sensors for smart farming, cutting-edge healthcare in India (Tech Trend)
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) China, the world's biggest agricultural producer, is leading the race when it comes to empowering farmers with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven technologies.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Features,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Technology,Business/Economy
'Manikarnika...' producer in hospital
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" producer Kamal Jain has been hospitalized in Mumbai, and an aide said on Sunday that he is suffering from throat and chest infection.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nina Dobrev almost killed by lion during safari
Johannesburg, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Nina Dobrev almost became a lion's meal during her trip to South Africa.
2019-01-20
Category: International, South Africa,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian missions seek security for R-Day function as pro Khalistan group threatens to disrupt flag hoisting
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian missions in the United States and Canada have sought security arrangements from local police and authorities as separatist pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has given a call for disrupting the flag hoisting ceremony at the 70th Republic Day function.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Politics
Modi lauds film fraternity for showcasing Indian culture
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that Indian film fraternity is at the forefront of showcasing the country's culture globally.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
First robotic surgical procedure performed in Pakistan
Karachi, Jan 20 (IANS) A "successful" robotic surgical procedure was carried out for the first time in Pakistan on a female patient at a hospital in Karachi, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Science/Tech
BJP's Look East strategy (Column IANS Insight: Ground Reality)
The significance that North India had in the BJP's 2014 general election strategy, probably it will be what East India will be in the 2019 general election. And while Varanasi was the epicenter of 2014 general election, it may be Puri or Kolkata in 2019.
2019-01-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Sweden's Museum of Failure comes to Shanghai
Shanghai, Jan 20 (IANS) Products and services from Sweden's Museum of Failure are being showcased in Shanghai, with the exhibition scheduled to last two months.
2019-01-20
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah was on Sunday discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here where he was admitted after contracting swine flu.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian cricketers seem to prefer ODI format: (Column IANS Insight: Close-In)
The Indian cricket team has made history Down Under. Winning the Test series was just one part of the celebration. Beating the Australians in the ODIs, for the first time, was the icing on the cake.
2019-01-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
#MeToo strikes where virtue means lack Of opportunity (Column IANS Insight: B-Town)
Where does the burden of proof lie, with who? That is the question when it comes to the celebrities and the media and, of course, the person who wakes up after years and ages to accuse a celebrity or a coworker of misdemeanor, like molestation or even rape?
2019-01-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bon Jovi's restaurant to serve free meals to unpaid US government workers
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) American rock star Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant has announced that will be serving free meals on Monday to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay, during the ongoing partial government shutdown.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Social media as an instrument of combat (Column IANS Insight-Spy's Eye)
The Age of Information that set in with the success of IT revolution some three decades ago pushed the world economy and cross-border human interactions up in a transformational manner and established globalisation as a new reality.
2019-01-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Defence/Security,Technology
Trump offers temporary protection for undocumented immigrants in exchange for wall
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, who is facing a growing backlash over the partial government shutdown, has shifted course and offered Democrats a deal for the temporary protection of some 700,000 young undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion funding for his proposed Mexico border wall.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
How a Muslim aristocrat's art collection became a national treasure (IANS Special Series)
Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) In this city of Charminar and Golconda Fort, of pearls and palaces, Salar Jung Museum stands tall as it boasts of the largest one-man collection of antiques and art treasures in the world.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series,Art/Culture/Books
Get ready for total lunar eclipse, Supermoon on Sunday evening
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Stargazers are in for a treat as skies are set for a series of celestial events on Sunday evening, including total lunar eclipse, super blood Moon and a "Wolf Moon" or Super Blood Wolf Moon.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
I love to work with Ajay Devgn: Prakash Jha
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha says he loves working with actor Ajay Devgn and added it would be fantastic if there is a subject that brings the two together again.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah was on Sunday discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here where he was admitted after contracting swine flu.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chronic doctor shortage affecting Delhi government-run hospitals (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi government-run hospitals, which serve not only the local population but also the neighbouring states, are struggling with a chronic shortage of doctors and are making recruitments on contract or ad-hoc basis to tackle the crunch.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
6.7-magnitude quake jolts Chile
Santiago, Jan 20 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale the Chilean port city of Coquimbo with no immediate reports of casualties or damages.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Iraq,Environment/Wildlife
Alia Bhatt wraps up 'Kalank' shoot
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has wrapped up shooting for the upcoming film "Kalank".
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Apna time aayega': Underground rappers ahead of 'Gully Boy' release
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) "Apna time aayega" is a catchphrase from a "Gully Boy" song that is resonating with underground or street rappers, who hope to grab more spotlight for their talent of "asli hip-hop" once the Bollywood film hits the silver screen.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Budget expectation, Q3 results to guide Indian equities (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The ongoing third quarter earning results, budget expectations, developments in the US-China trade relations and the Brexit issue will chart the course of the markets in the weeks to come.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Researchers turn carbon emissions into usable energy
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a system that produces electricity and hydrogen while eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the main contributor of global warming.
2019-01-20
Category: International, South Korea,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Himachal sees increase in temperature, snow in store
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw an increase of temperatures one to six degrees above the normal on Sunday due to clouds, but the Met Office has forecast widespread rain and snowfall later in the day.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cold Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) It was a cold morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Migrant caravan continues to advance towards Mexico
Mexico City, Jan 20 (IANS) A migrant caravan has continued to advance towards Mexico in order to reach the country's border with the US, authorities said.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Mexico,Immigration/Law/Rights
World's cutest dog dies of 'broken heart'
San Francisco, Jan 20 (IANS) Boo, the world's cutest dog, has died of a "broken heart", his owners have confirmed.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society
Weather slightly improves in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) The weather slightly improved in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday with an increase in the minimum temperatures due to a nightlong cloud cover, the weather office said.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nice to see Bollywood celebrities associate with social causes: John Abraham
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor John Abraham, who is the face of Habitat Humanity India that builds houses for homeless people in the country, said that he feels nice when he sees his colleagues from Bollywood associate themselves with various kinds of social causes.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Teens wearing 'Make America Great Again' caps taunt Native American elder
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A group of teenagers wearing caps with US President Donald Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again", taunted a Native American elder and other activists during a march at the Lincoln Memorial here.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mexico pipeline blast toll reaches 73
Mexico City, Jan 20 (IANS) The death toll from a devastating oil pipeline blast in Mexico has increased to 73, officials said.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thousands march across US to protest against Trump
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Washington D.C. and in nearly 300 other US cities in the third annual Women's March to protest against the policies of President Donald Trump and to stand up for women's rights.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sushant Singh Rajput's 'Rifleman' in legal trouble
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's upcoming film "Rifleman" has landed in a legal tussle as the markers of recently released "72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died" claimed they had the original rights to make the movie based on rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat's life.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
UN chief saddened by oil pipeline explosion in Mexico
United Nations, Jan 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened by an oil pipeline explosion in Mexico that has left at least 71 people dead, said his spokesman.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aditi's 'long' wish to put out her own music
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Aditi Singh Sharma, known for singing Bollywood songs like "Sooraj dooba hain" and "Dhoom machale dhoom", says it's been her long-awaited desire to release her own music.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Russian military monitors US missile destroyer in Black Sea
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS) Russia's Black Sea fleet is closely monitoring a US missile destroyer in the sea, the Russian National Defense Control Center has said.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Death toll from Mexico pipeline blast rises to 71
Mexico City, Jan 20 (IANS) The death toll from a devastating oil pipeline blast in Mexico has risen to 71, officials said.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
22 killed in Bolivia road accident
La Paz, Jan 20 (IANS) A head-on collision between two buses on the Oruro-Potosi highway in Bolivia has left at least 22 people dead and more than 30 others injured, police said.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Paraguay,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US airstrike kills 52 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia
Mogadishu, Jan 20 (IANS) The US Army said it has conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabaab terrorists in southern Somalia, killing 52 militants.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Somalia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trump proposes extending DACA in exchange for border wall funding
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has proposed extending protections for young people brought to the nation illegally as children in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for his long-promised border wall.
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Venue for second US-N.Korea summit picked: Trump
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said the location for his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been picked and will be announced "in the future".
2019-01-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Congress expels former Union Minister Srikant Jena, ex-MLA Sagaria
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Union Minister Srikant Jena and former MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria have been expelled from Congress for alleged anti-party activities in Odisha, a senior party leader said.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Postgraduate student found dead in Gurugram institute
Gurugram, Jan 20 (IANS) A postgraduate student of Management Development Institute (MDI) was found dead on Saturday in the campus of the institute here under mysterious circumstances, police said.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Citizenship bill won't hamper interests of indigenous communities: Sonowal
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that disinformation is being spread over the Citizenship Amendment Bill across the state, saying the bill, if passed, will allow the six minority communities to apply for citizenship after only a year's residency.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Tea body chief moots promotion of tea as aspirational experience
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) There is a need for an image makeover for the tea, particularly to attract the young generations towards the hot cuppa, said President of the Tea Association of India (TAI) Mudit Kumar on Saturday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Odisha showcases investment opportunities at Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Gandhinagar/Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Odisha government showcased its investment opportunities at a roadshow during the "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019" in Gandhinagar on Saturday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rain predicted as temperatures rise in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) The maximum and minimum temperatures rose at most places in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday even as the Met department predicted rainfall over some parts of the region in the next 72 hours.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Defence key pillar of India-Czech ties: Kovind
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Defence cooperation is a key pillar of ties between India and the Czech Republic, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday when Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis called on him here.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Immense opportunities for Czech technology, manufacturing in India: Kovind
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday called on President Ram Nath Kovind, who said there are immense opportunities for Czech technology and manufacturing in India.
2019-01-20
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
Opposition's prime ministerial candidate still remains a question mark
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The issue of who would be the prime ministerial candidate of the anti-BJP political parties continued to remain a big question mark despite the approaching Lok Sabha elections, though 23 of the outfits came together at a mega rally here on Saturday, giving a call to defeat Centre's ruling Narendra Modi-led BJP.
2019-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kerala to revise list of women who prayed at Sabarimala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Stung by widespread criticism over the numerous errors in the list of women who prayed at the Sabrimala temple, the Kerala government has decided to re-prepare the list.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
BJP MP Anurag Thakur honoured with Sansad Ratna Award
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Anurag Thakur, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party's chief whip in the Lok Sabha, was on Saturday bestowed with Sansad Ratna Award for distinguished performance as a parliamentarian.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
I-League: Plaza gives Churchill Brothers crucial win over Neroca
Vasco, Jan 20 (IANS) Trinidad & Tobago striker Willis Plaza scored a brace to join Chennai's Pedro Manzi at the top of the I-League's goal scoring charts and complete a brilliant comeback for his side, late in the second-half, to pull off a crucial win over Neroca FC here on Saturday.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Safeguarding Sikkim's special status top priority: SDF MP
Gangtok, Jan 19 (IANS) Amid concerns about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Lok Sabha MP of Sikkim Democratic Front's (SDF) P.D. Rai on Saturday asserted that safeguarding the special status of the state is the "top priority".
2019-01-19
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
No liquor sale in Rajasthan after 8 p.m
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minster Ashok Gehlot on Saturday issued a strict order to the officials to stop sale of liquor after 8 p.m at all shops in the state.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
23 political parties come together in 'oust Modi' campaign (Roundup)
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Twenty-three political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, came together on Saturday at a mega rally organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defeating him in the coming general elections but kept the daunting issue of their prime ministerial candidate to be decided after the elections.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
As kids, we were kept away from glamour of filmmaking: Aamir Khan
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan, son of late filmmaker Tahir Hussain, says during his childhood days, he and his siblings were kept away from the glitz and glamour of showbiz.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Parrikar's photo blitz reveals his greed for power: Ex-Goa RSS chief
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) Photographs of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, which are being released by the BJP and state government agencies, reveal weakness and a greed to cling to power, former Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar said on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy divers search for detected body
Shillong, Jan 19 (IANS) The Navy divers were on Saturday searching for the body of an unidentified miner in a 370-feet flooded coal mine in Meghalayaa's East Jaintia Hills district, an official said.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata, Naidu slam Modi for calling opposition rally 'anti-people'
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment on mega-rally in Kolkata.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Defeating BJP-RSS ideology, ousting Modi first priority: Kharge
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Defeating the ideology of BJP-RSS and removing Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be the primary focus of all opposition parties, Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Roma claims hard-fought 3-2 win over Torino in Serie A
Rome, Jan 19 (IANS) AS Roma earned a 3-2 win over visiting Torino in a Serie A contest held at Stadio Olimpico here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Adidas unveils official match ball for 2019-20 Champions League final
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS) Adidas on Saturday revealed the official match ball for the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League final, which is scheduled to be held at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Halep tops Venus, to face Serena in Australian Open round-16
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Top seed Simona Halep of Romania on Saturday kept her bid for her second Grand Slam title alive as she brushed aside veteran Venus Williams of the United States 6-2, 6-3 to book a place in the Australian Open round of 16.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Shatrughan Sinha toes Rahul Gandhi's line in attacking Modi
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Admitting that he is a "rebel", Bollywood actor and dissenting BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday stepped up his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by adopting Rahul Gandhi's "chowkidar chor hai" jibe.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ashima Duggal win Divas on Wheels rally
Coorg, Jan 19 (IANS) Fast-improving rallyists Ashima Duggal and navigator Amrita Shergill rode on their opening days advantage to capture the challenging Divas on Wheels all-womens car rally here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Indian, international athletes gear up for Tata Mumbai Marathon
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The worlds finest distance runners are geared up for the 16th edition of the prestigious Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019, which will be flagged off here on Sunday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
I-League: Real Kashmir record comfortable victory against Lajong
Shillong, Jan 19 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC notched up a comfortable solitary-goal-victory over bottom-placed Shillong Lajong at the JN stadium here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
PWL-4: Haryana Hammers edge past MP Yodha
Ludhiana, Jan 19 (IANS) The 2018 World U23 Championships silver medallist Haryana Hammers Ravi Kumar defeated the experienced Sandeep Tomar of MP Yodha in the mens 57kg category 10-1 to give his team their second win in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 currently underway at the Municipal Corporation Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. The Hammers won 4-3.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata's 'United India Rally' a circus: Bengal BJP chief
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Terming the "United India Rally" a "circus", West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Saturday mocked the leaders on the stage, saying they would either have to fight among themselves or go for a toss for becoming a prime ministerial candidate.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Only agenda of 'Mahagathbandhan' is to remove Modi: BJP
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit out at opposition parties, saying the only agenda of the "Mahagathbandhan" is to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is not going to work in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sitharaman slams 'attempts to sabotage, stop' Rafale deal
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Asserting that Rafale fighter jet is integral to the country's strategic interests, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday slammed attempts to "sabotage" and "stop the deal" for acquiring 36 fighter aircraft in a ready-to-fly condition.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Trump to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border (Roundup)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) President Donald Trump has promised a "major announcement" about the shutdown as it enters its 29th day on Saturday, while his opposition received a blow when the special investigator looking into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election refuted a widely reported story that his lawyer had claimed Trump asked him to lie to Congress.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Himachal implements 10% quota for economically weak
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) The BJP-ruled Jai Ram Thakur government in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday implemented 10 per cent reservation scheme for the economically weak people in the general category.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
'Haryana Bhawan' to come up at 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday laid the foundation stone of "Haryana Bhawan" at the "Statue of Unity" complex in Kevadiya, Gujarat.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Danish Cultural Institute will bring India, Denmark closer: Danish PM
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost people-to-people ties and cultural exchanges, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Saturday inaugurated a Danish Cultural Institute (DKI) here.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Art/Culture/Books
Rahane, Bawne to lead India A against England Lions
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The BCCI's All-India Senior Selection Committee on Saturday appointed Ajinkya Rahane and Ankit Bawne as captains of the two India A one-day squads which will face England Lions in a five one-day match series, slated to begin from January 23 in Thiruvananthapuram.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Mamata's Kolkata rally: Who said what (Snippets)
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Following are the snippets from the speeches of various leaders at the rally of anti-BJP parties at the Brigade Parade Ground here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Chaurasia stuns third seed Chaiyarin in ITF Juniors
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Credit Chaiyarin of Thailand, seeded third in the qualifying draw and belonging to the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) team, went down against India's Yash Chaurasia by a marathon 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (6) in the qualifying round of the ITF Juniors here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Zverev advances to the 4th round of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Germany's Alexander Zverev (4) defeated Australia's Alex Bolt in straight sets on Saturday to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
PDP expels senior leader Altaf Bukhari
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday expelled its senior leader and former Finance Minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari, from the party for anti-party activities.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Kashmiri Pandits mourn 1990 'genocide' at Raj Ghat, demand closure
New Delh, Jan 19 (IANS) Around 50-70 Kashmiri Pandits, including school children, observed a silent protest here on Saturday at Raj Ghat-- the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi -- commemorating the 29th year of their forced exodus from their homeland.
2019-01-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Twenty three political parties come together in "oust Modi" campaign
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Twenty three political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, came together on Saturday at a mega rally under the auspices of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defeating him in the coming general elections but kept the daunting issue of their prime ministerial candidate to be decided after the elections.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bonanza for Mumbai ahead of general elections
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming general elections, the Centre on Saturday offered a bagful of bonanza for the eight million Mumbai daily suburban railway commuters.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Shatrughan Sinha may face action, BJP calls him 'opportunist'
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha is likely to face "action" for attending the opposition rally in Kolkata as the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Saturday said it will take "cognisance" of it.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka Congress MLAs hold party meet at Bengaluru resort
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) The Congress MLAs in Karnataka, who have been herded to a resort outside the city to keep them away from being poached, on Saturday held a meeting to discuss the political situation in the state.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Ghaziabad facing solid waste dumping problem
Ghaziabad, Jan 19 (IANS) With the authorities throwing up their hands, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) facing an acute problem of solid waste being dumped in the city and its garbage trucks being overloaded.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Sri Lankan President lauds Philippines' anti-drug campaign
Manila, Jan 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena lauded on Saturday the anti-drug campaign of the Philippines President, saying the world needs to respect the Rodrigo Duterte government's war on drugs.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Swine flu in Rajasthan: Toll reaches 48 as 5 more die
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) Five people in Rajasthan have reportedly died on Saturday due to swine flu, taking the death toll to 48 in just the first 19 days of 2019, health officials said.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
JEE (Mains) Paper-I results announced
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Results for Joint Entrance Examination (Mains)-Paper I were announced for January on Saturday, 12 days ahead of the schedule with 15 candidates recording a 100 NTA score across India.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Punjab Police busts Army recruitment scam
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the Punjab Police on Saturday arrested five people in Ropar district for their alleged involvement in a state-wide Army recruitment scam.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
66 killed in Mexico pipeline blast
Mexico City, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 66 people have been killed and 76 others injured in a devastating oil pipeline explosion in central Mexico, authorities said.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal to hold global investor summit in June
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said the state is making all-out efforts to attract investment and is holding a global investor summit in Dharamsala on June 10 and 11.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
TN to set up Rs 250 cr fund to assist start-ups
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will set up a start-up fund with a corpus of Rs 250 crore for investments in start-up businesses, as per the new Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation policy 2018-2023 unveiled by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Nikita Dutta puts on running shoes for marathon
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Nikita Dutta was bed-ridden for almost two months last year. She is now ready to put on her running shoes and participate in the annual Mumbai Marathon here on Sunday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
HDFC Bank's Q3 net profit up 20%
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a 20.32 per cent increase in its net profit for the October-December quarter, on a year-on-year basis.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Anti-BJP parties to take EVM issue to EC
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Demanding withdrawal of electronic voting machines (EVM) in the coming general elections, 23 anti-BJP parties on Saturday decided to form a four-member committee to prepare a draft on EVM issues to place before the Election Commission (EC), said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Being bilingual may not benefit your kids
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Do you think bilingualism will benefit your kid in any way? Think twice. A new study suggests that although speaking more than one language can provide social opportunities along the way, bilingual children are not necessarily more advantageous than monolingual ones when it comes to executive functions.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Abhinav wraps up shooting for Ekta Kapoor's show
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Abhinav Kapoor is done with the shooting of the second season of producer Ekta Kapoors show "Dil Hi Toh Hai".
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Misa Bharti 'wanted to chopping off Ram Kripal Yadav's hand'
Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Misa Bharti has said that she wanted to chop off Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav's hand when he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-01-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Saudi Crown Prince must be 'dealt with' to improve ties: US senator
Ankara, Jan 19 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become an obstacle in improving the US-Saudi ties and must be "dealt with", US Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, said here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Media,Politics
Thousands attend funeral of slain Polish Mayor
Warsaw, Jan 19 (IANS) Thousands of people on Saturday attended the funeral of Pawel Adamowicz, the Mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, who succumbed to his injuries earlier this week after being stabbed by an assailant while taking part in a public charity event.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Poland,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Two new museums likely to be inaugurated by Modi at Red Fort
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Two new experiential museums at Red Fort, planned by Archeological Survey of India as homage to the sacrifices made by Indians, are likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Fake currency valued at Rs 13,000 recovered in UP
Ghaziabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Police here have arrested a person accused of circulating counterfeit currency and recovered fake currency valued at about 13,000 from his possession.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Danish PM inaugurates cultural institute in India
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost people-to-people ties and cultural exchanges, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Saturday inaugurated a Danish Cultural Institute here.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Ajay, Kajol support initiative to turn plastic 'fantastic'
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actors Ajay Devgan and Kajol on Saturday urged people to segregate plastic from daily garbage in a way that it can be utilised to make a recycled product.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Equity market gains 1% on easing trade tension, inflation (Market Review)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty gained over 1 per cent during the week ended Friday over easing trade tension and expectations of a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India in its policy meet next month.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Muguruza slams past Bacsinszky into Australian Open round 4
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Former world number one Garbine Muguruza defeated Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets here on Saturday to reach round four of the Australian Open for the fourth time.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Afghan Taliban rule out talks with US in Pakistan
Kabul, Jan 19 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban on Saturday rejected Pakistani media reports of possible talks with the US in Islamabad and reiterated their refusal to deal directly with the Afghan government.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
I-League: Minerva Punjab share spoils with Gokulam Kerala
Panchkula (Haryana), Jan 19 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC fans witnessed a nail-biting finish as the home side snatched a draw from a near-definite loss, scoring an equaliser in the final minute of their I-League game against Gokulam Kerala here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Football
Online petition urges Bhandarkar to stop making fourth 'Apu'
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) For fans of Satyajit Ray's "The Apu Trilogy", it's sacrilege for Madhur Bhandarkar to even attempting to present a movie which takes forward the iconic series. An online petition has urged the West Bengal government to save a "treasure trove" from being "ruined".
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ED attaches assets worth Rs 16.40 cr in Zakir Naik case
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth over Rs 16.40 crore in its ongoing investigation against Islamic preacher and televangelist Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, the agency said on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malaysia Masters: India's campaign ends after Saina's SF loss to Marin
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19 (IANS) India's campaign in the Malaysia Masters 2019 ended after London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal went down in straight games 16-21, 13-21 to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain, in the women's singles semi-finals here on Sturday.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
India's first cinema museum -- a glimpse into 105-year film history
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) here on Saturday at a 19th century heritage bungalow standing cheek by jowl with an ultra-modern building in the countrys film capital.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
PM unveils India's first cinema museum, calls films 'silent power'
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The medium of films is a "silent power" that can quietly influence the peoples thought process and contribute to bringing out major social changes and boost development in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Vinesh elated at being nominated for prestigious Laureus award (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A career-threatening knee injury in the Rio Olympics saw a teary-eyed Vinesh Phogat being strechered out of the ring but two years later, the Haryana wrestler bounced back with a gold each at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the Jakarta Asian Games besides a silver in the Asian Championships in Bishkek.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata calls for collective leadership, opposition unity to oust BJP regime
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Calling for a "collective leadership" to oust the Narendra Modi regime from the Centre in the coming Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said all anti-BJP parties have to join hands for the sake of the nation.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rahul raking up Rafale because Michel spilling beans on AgustaWestland: BJP
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) The Congress is raking the Rafale issue because arrested middleman in the AgustaWestand deal Christen Michel is spilling the beans on the VVIP chopper scam, BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP treating legislators like commodities: Kumaraswamy
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Assailing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to poach his party's MLAs by offering "huge amounts of cash", Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumarasawmy on Saturday said legislators were being treated as commodities.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Anil Ambani's son Anshul Ambani joins Reliance Group as management trainee
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Twenty-three-year-old Anshul Ambani, the youngest son of Anil Ambani, joined the Reliance Group last week, a statement said on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Leh avalanche: 6th body recovered
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Rescue teams on Saturday recovered a sixth body of a civilian buried under an avalanche in Leh district of Ladakh, the Border Roads Organization (BRO) said.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Djokovic slams into fourth round of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Top-seed Novak Djokovic decimated Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov in a third-round showdown here on Saturday at the Australian Open.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
BSF refutes claims of pushing Rohingyas into Bangladesh
Agartala, Jan 19 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has strongly refuted claims by Bangladeshi border guards' "unfounded allegation that the BSF have been pushing Rohingyas into Bangladeshi territory", an official release said here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Novel antibiotic to combat drug-resistant hospital superbug
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have now developed a new antibiotic that is heralded as a breakthrough against a lethal drug-resistant hospital superbug.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Keys breezes past Mertens into round 4 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Madison Keys defeated 2018 semi-finalist Elise Mertens on Saturday to advance to the round of 16 in the Australian Open.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Odisha hikes social security pension for 48 lakh people
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday announced a hike in the social security pension under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) for 48 lakh beneficiaries.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Jio added most subscribers in Nov 2018, followed by BSNL: TRAI
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Reliance Jio led the subscription race in November 2018 adding around 88.01 lakh subscribers across the country, the highest among all the telecom service providers.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Scientists finally know how long a day is on Saturn: 10:23:38
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed that a day on Saturn is just over 10 and-a-half-hours-long, a finding that solved a long-standing mystery of solar system science.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
4,199 persons died in road accidents in Kerala in 2018: Police
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The police here on Saturday said 4,199 persons died in road accidents in Kerala in 2018 - an average of over a 11 day.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12 cops injured in Bihar anti-encroachment drive
Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 12 police officers were injured during an anti-encroachment drive on Saturday in Digha area of Patna in Bihar.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kevin Hart to show serious side in 'Fatherhood'
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Comedian Kevin Hart will show off his serious side in "Fatherhood", a big screen adaptation of the Matt Logelin bestseller "Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love".
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Many PM aspirants in mahagathbandhan, their dream won't be fulfilled: Shahnawaz
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) The mahagathbandhan, which is being propped against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by opposition parties, has many leaders who dream of becoming the Prime Minister but their dreams will remain unfulfilled, BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Don't force your child to have anything: Soha
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan, also a mother, says people should not force their children to have anything.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Humorous digs against BJP evoke huge applause at Bengal rally
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Opposition stalwarts from across the nation received huge applause for their repeated humorous digs at the Modi government during the anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade Ground here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Winter storm threatens 115m people in US
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A second wave of winter storms was expected to bring heavy snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures across parts of the US Midwest and Northeast regions over the weekend, threatening about 115 million people, authorities said.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Thousands to protest across US on Saturday
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Thousands of demonstrators will take to the streets across the US on Saturday to protest against President Donald Trump and stand up for womens rights at the Womens March.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to contest presidential polls
Kabul, Jan 19 (IANS) Gulbudin Hekmatyar, a former Afghan warlord and leader of the Hezb-e-Islami political party, registered with the country's Election Commission on Saturday to contest the July 20 presidential election.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
BJP's alliance is with CBI, ED; ours with common man: Akhilesh
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of having aligned with central agencies like the CBI and the ED, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday appealed to the opposition to come together and defeat the conspiracies being hatched to divide alliance partners in states.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nadal laments lack of young Spanish players
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal (2), after defeating Australia's Alex De Minaur (27) in the third round of the Australian Open here, said that tennis has skipped a few generations in Spain and it is probable that it will not be so successful in the coming years.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Modi a publicity PM, nation needs a performing PM: Chandrababu Naidu
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "publicity Prime Minister" and said the nation needs a new Prime Minister who can perform.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Meghalaya issues modified coal transportation order
Shillong, Jan 19 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has issued a modified order allowing transportation of coal in transit through the state, before a Supreme Court hearing on the issue, an official said on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Daily soap is like a school: Karan Vohra
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Karan Vohra, currently seen in the TV show "Krishna Chali London", says a daily soap is like a school where he can learn a lot about acting and more.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka BJP MLAs housed in Haryana hotels head home
Gurugram, Jan 19 (IANS) Over a hundred Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators, who were housed in two hotels here in Haryana for the last five days, on Saturday left for their homes.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
INLD legislator in Haryana passes away
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Haryana INLD legislator Jaswinder Singh Sandhu, passed away on Saturday at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) after battling cancer for the last few months.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Modi sniggers at opposition's Kolkata rally, terms it 'anti-people'
Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli), Jan 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the mega-rally of Opposition parties in in Kolkata terming it "anti-people".
2019-01-19
Category: India, Dadra And Nagar Haveli,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Sonia terms Brigade rally important for galvanising opposition against Modi
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Congress stalwart Sonia Gandhi on Saturday described the opposition rally here as an "important attempt" to galvanise leaders across the political spectrum to fight the "arrogant and divisive" Narendra Modi government.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
No Rahul at Kolkata rally is like "Hamlet" without the Prince of Denmark Column: Political Circus)
Mamata Banerjee's mega rally in Kolkata had one notable absentee. Although many in the Who's Who of opposition stalwarts graced the occasion, Rahul Gandhi was conspicuous by his absence.
2019-01-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Keeping Kim Davy case aside, India, Denmark rev up ties
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Keeping aside the 1995 Purulia arms drop case in which Danish national Kim Davy played a key role, India and Denmark have boosted their bilateral relationship and are now planning to forge a strategic partnership, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Not publicity hungry but performance-driven PM needed: Andhra CM
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "publicity Prime Minister" and said the nation needs a new Prime Minister who can perform.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Fight together to oust BJP, do not think of prime ministership: Abdullah
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Saturday urged the opposition parties to fight the coming Lok Sabha elections together to oust the BJP, not worrying about issue of prime ministership, which will be settled after the polls.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP's claim bogus, UPA-1 growth rate best ever: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Rubbishing the BJP's claim of higher growth rate as "bogus" and concocted by the Niti Aayog, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said economic growth during the UPA-1 tenure was the best India had ever seen.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Mamata rally a 'failed front': BJP
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Asserting that it will form the next government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Saturday called the United India Rally of the opposition in Kolkata as a "failed front" with full of "selfishness" and "contradictions" and raised questions as to who is their prime ministerial candidate.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TV has been a home for me: Neelu Kohli (Lead, fixing para 3)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Neelu Kohli, known for her work in shows like "Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi" and "Jamai Raja", considers TV as her home as it helped her in achieving stardom.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Afghan Taliban rule out talks with US in Pakistan
Kabul, Jan 19 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban on Saturday rejected Pakistani media reports of possible talks with the US in Islamabad and reiterated their refusal to deal directly with the Afghan government.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Accusing the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah pair of planting hatred in the country, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will not be for electing a new Prime Minister but to remove the dictatorial BJP regime.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Facebook testing 'LOL' app to woo kids, experts wary
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a fresh attempt to woo children into joining its network and boost user growth, Facebook is testing a new hub called "LOL" that will let kids share and post humorous meme content.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Searches underway in Srinagar's Lal Chowk
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Security forces started a search operation on Saturday in Lal Chowk and adjacent areas to the Jammu and Kashmir capital here, police said.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Osaka slams past Hsieh into round 4 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan outlasted upset artist Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei to reach the last 16 of the 2019 Australian Open on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Cold weather continues in Bengaluru, fog disrupts flights
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Cold nights with temperature dropping to a low of 11 degrees Celsius continued in Bengaluru, with fog during early hours disrupting at least 50 flights, officials said on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
My wife tells me I need to calm down a bit: Shahid Kapoor
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor says he and his wife Mira have a different approach when it comes to parenting. He says she tells him to calm down a bit when it comes to their two children, while he feels she is "too casual".
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Regional parties can fulfil people's aspirations: Karnataka CM
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Calling upon all regional parties to come together, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday said they are the only ones who can fulfil the aspirations of the people and termed the Centre's ruling BJP a "paper tiger".
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ex-Chicago police officer jailed for shooting black teen
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The former Chicago police officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014, sparking the national debate over race and law enforcement, has been sentenced to six years and nine months in prison.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Kangana has done no less a job than Krish: 'Manikarnika' writer
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Veteran writer Vijayendra Prasad, who has worked on the "Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi" -- the most controversial film of his career -- says Kangana Ranaut, who stepped in to "complete" the film, did no less than what the movie's initial director Krish did.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Our only goal to oust Modi government: Stalin at Brigade rally
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Saturday said the "only goal" of all the secular parties is to throw out the Narendra Modi government at the Centre in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which will be the "country's second freedom struggle" and only option to save the nation by defeating BJP with an united opposition front.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Australian Open: Svitolina beats Zhang to enter last 16
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Ukraine's Elina Svitolina defeated former quarterfinalist Zhang Shuai of China to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sevastova through to round of 16 at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Anastasija Sevastova booked herself a spot in the second week of a Grand Slam for the fifth time in her career on Saturday after routing China's Wang Qiang in straight sets at the Australian Open.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Microsoft to officially kill Windows phones
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Tech giant Microsoft has asked its users to switch to an Android or iOS device as it announced the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Mizoram urges Centre to cover 80% people under National Food Security Act
Aizawl, Jan 19 (IANS) Mizoram has urged the Centre government to raise the coverage from 64.73 per cent to at least 80 per cent of its 12 lakh population under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Business/Economy,Politics
'Toy Story 3' director to leave Pixar after 25 years
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Director Lee Unkrich, who won Academy Awards for "Toy Story 3" and "Coco", is departing Pixar Animation Studios after 25 years to spend more time with his family.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rythu Bandhu scheme part of national agenda of action: Telangana Governor
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Telangana government's Rythu Bandhu Scheme to provide investment support to every farmer has become part of national agenda of action, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan said on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Delhi Police questioned for filing JNU chargesheet without sanction
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A court here on Saturday asked the city police why has it filed a chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in a sedition case without receiving the sanction from competent authority.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Moving away from centrestage is heartbreaking for any actor: Abhishek Bachchan
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan's last few movies before his sabbatical that ended with "Manmarziyaan" were majorly second leads in big budget movies. He says it's heartbreaking for any actor who has been at centrestage to move away.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Medvedev edges past Goffin into round 4 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Russia's Daniil Medvedev defeated Belgium's David Goffin 6-2,7-6(3),6-3 in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Nishikori enters last 16 in Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Japan's Kei Nishikori defeated Portugal's Joao Sousa in straight sets on Saturday to book his place in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Serena advances to last 16 in Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Serena Williams used the 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska's inexperience to her advantage as she overpowered the Ukrainian to make it to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Google's censored China search engine project triggers protests
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Google's offices in the US, UK, Canada, India, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark witnessed renewed protests by human rights groups over its plan to re-enter China through a censored search application code-named "Project Dragonfly".
2019-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
When Gulshan Devaiah felt he knew nothing
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah, who signed his upcoming film "Mard Ko Dar Nahi Hota" following knee reconstructive surgery, says he trained for months altogether for the part, but on set, he felt he knew "nothing" until he gave his first shot.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung files new patent application for 3D displays
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Samsung has filed a new patent application at the US Patent and Trademark Office for 3D displays that users may connect to their smartphones and tablets, media reported.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
21 killed in Mexico pipeline explosion
Mexico City, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 21 people have been killed and 71 others injured in an oil pipeline explosion in central Mexico, authorities said.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anti-inflammatory drugs may put you at heart attack risk
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) If you have been hit by the winter cold and are thinking about taking medicines that relieve your aches, pains and congestion, be careful. Those may also put your heart at risk, the American Heart Association has warned.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
US-China trade disputes to impact fashion-retail businesses
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The ongoing US-China trade disputes will impact the American fashion-retail businesses in 2019, according to a report.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Northeast burning because of Citizenship Amendment Bill: Lalduhawma
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Criticising the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Zoram Nationalist Party leader Lalduhawma on Saturday said the entire Northeast was "burning" because of its after effects and appealed to all parties in the region to sever links with the BJP.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
My family has brought me up as a feminist: Director Kajri Babbar
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Director Kajri Babbar, daughter of producer Kishan Babbar and niece of actor-politician Raj Babbar, says she was raised as a feminist. She is now speaking up for the "untold voices of women" through her films that deal with a topic like Indian brides being deserted by their NRI husbands.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump, Kim to meet for 2nd summit in February
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in late February as the both sides seek to jump-start denuclearization talks that have made little progress since their historic first meeting in Singapore last year.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
TV has been a home for me: Neelu Kohli
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Neelu Kohli, known for her work in shows like "Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi" and "Jamai Raja", considers TV as her home as it helped her in achieving stardom.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Teasing your partner playfully can make lasting relationship
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Are you always in a mood to tease your better half? Then there is good news. A new study suggests that couples who poke fun at each other, indicating humour, are more likely to stay together.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Guru Randhawa may go on Pakistan music tour
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Popular singer Guru Randhawa, who has the track "Lahore" to his credit, says he has discussed a plan to visit Pakistan for a music tour.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tibetans travelling on Chinese passports to India were forced to return: Rights group
Dharamsala, Jan 19 (IANS) Several hundred Tibetans travelling on Chinese passports to India to attend a teaching session by their exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in January 2018 were forced to return, international advocacy group Human Rights Watch has said in its annual report.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi regime testing time for India's democracy: Ex-Arunachal CM Apang
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang, who left the BJP after a four-year association earlier this week, said on Saturday the Narendra Modi regime has been a "testing time" for India's democracy and accused it of dividing the country.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tens of thousands attend Bengal's mega anti-BJP rally
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Tens of thousands of enthusiastic workers and supporters, including a man on a wheelchair, attended the mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday raising their voices against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Facebook releases Messenger redesign on Android, iOS
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook has redesigned its messaging app -- Messenger -- with a new interface and the update can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices via Google Play and App Store.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi regime testing time for India's democracy: Ex-Arunachal CM Apang
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang, who left the BJP after a four-year association earlier this week, said on Saturday the Narendra Modi regime has been a "testing time" for India's democracy and accused it of dividing the country.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India-Africa ties to redefine international order on egalitarian lines: Sushma Swaraj
Gandhinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Highlighting the Narendra Modi government's focus on Africa as a top priority in its foreign and economic policy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that strong India-Africa relations would redefine the contours of the international order on more egalitarian lines.
2019-01-19
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Looking forward to work with Ajay Devgn again: Anand Pandit
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Producer Anand Pandit is happy to back "Total Dhamaal" and he is especially looking forward to work with actor Ajay Devgn, who is also co-producing the project.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mehbooba seeks separatist leader's release on humanitarian ground
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday seeking release of a separatist leader on humanitarian ground.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Media must rebuild trust, credibility in 2019 as fake news, subscription war loom large: Report
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Media houses taking up arms against fake news, publishers looking towards subscriptions to make up for the losses, which may fuel lay-offs and thus weaken further their ability to hold politicians and tycoons to account, are the key trends in the media sector in 2019, finds a report.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Transferred nuns request Kerala CM's intervention
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 19 (IANS) The four nuns, who publicly protested last year demanding rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal's arrest, and were handed transfer orders three days back, on Saturday sought Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's intervention in the matter.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Majority of society in a time warp: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who stars as Saadat Haasan Manto in "Manto" -- an Indian film that is not getting released in Pakistan -- says society continues to remain stubborn in its reluctance to accept the bitter truth.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Microsoft launches e-commerce portal for Telangana's handloom weavers
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) In a bid to empower handloom weavers in Telangana, Microsoft India on Saturday announced the launch of a new e-commerce portal that will help the weavers optimise operations and engage better with customers.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump to make 'major' announcement on government shutdown, border
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has promised a "major announcement" about the ongoing government shutdown as it entered its 29th day on Saturday, while Democrats hope to increase pressure on his presidency by pursuing allegations by his former lawyer that Trump had made him lie to Congress.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guterres expresses doubt in enabling India-Pakistan dialogue
United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed doubts about his efficacy in enabling talks between India and Pakistan but said he hoped that given their importance they would enter into a meaningful dialogue.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UPA III more likely than NDA III: Tharoor
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor feels his party is "on the march" and even if it bags lesser seats than the ruling BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, it can still form a UPA-III government with the help of its allies.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dear Ramcharan Teja, As a Bihari, why should I not be offended by your latest film? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
The latest Ramcharan Teja starrer in Telugu, "Vinaya Vidheya Rama" (VVR), which opened on Pongal all across Andhra Pradesh, is a deeply offensive film on every possible level. It insults the female sex by lewdly objectifying the heroine Kiara Advani.
2019-01-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
George W. Bush delivers pizza to unpaid Secret Service personnel
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Former US President George W. Bush delivered pizzas to his unpaid Secret Service personnel and called for the partial government shutdown to end.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tumultuous welcome for Mamata at Brigade Ground
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received a tumultuous welcome as she reached the Brigade Parade Ground for the opposition's mega anti-BJP rally on Saturday.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Speed Limit' feature on Google Maps expanding in US
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) The "speed limit" feature on Google Maps that has been confined to only some parts of the US, seems to have expanded to new areas, a media report said.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Dolly Sohi's first negative avatar on TV
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Dolly Sohi of "Kalash" fame says she is excited and nervous about playing a negative role in a TV show for the first time.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Art is a beautiful, poignant byproduct of artists' lives: British artist Sacha Jafri (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Art, for long, has been a commodity manipulated by select czars of the space, but for British artist Sacha Jafri, works of art are "beautiful, meaningful and poignant" byproducts that spill out of artists' lives.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National,Art/Culture/Books
New Year bonanza for Mumbai commuters
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming general elections, the Centre has offered a bagful of bonanza for the eight million Mumbai commuters to be inaugurated here on Saturday, an official said.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Unesco names Rio as World Capital of Architecture
Brasilia, Jan 19 (IANS) The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Brazil,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
20 killed in Mexico pipeline explosion
Mexico City, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 54 others injured in a pipeline explosion in Mexico's Hidalgo state, authorities said.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aditi Rao Hydari to walk the ramp for charity
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari will be walking the ramp at a fashion show here to raise funds for charity intiatives.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP MLAs to return to Karnataka from Gurugram resort
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legislators will return on Saturday from a private resort in Gurugram where they were lodged for the last few days, a party leader said.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Centre dismisses two PNB Executive Directors
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) The Central government has removed two Punjab National Bank (PNB) Executive Directors -- Sanjiv Sharan and K.Veera Brahmaji Rao -- for the lapses in the Rs 13,500 crore fraud allegedly perpetrated by absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Himachal sees rise in mercury, more snow in store
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday saw a marginal rise in the temperatures, but the Met Office here forecast crain and more snowfall in the next three days.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
In the name of Kabaddi, Punjab youth stay back in Canada
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Traditionally a tough, rural sport practised by 'pehlwans' in villages across the length and breadth of India, kabaddi has been flying high in recent years due to the money and glamour brought in by the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
2019-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Cold Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) It was a cold Saturday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mueller disputes report that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has disputed a BuzzFeed News story as "not accurate", after the outlet reported that President Donald Trump had directed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations: Report
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook is facing a "record-setting" fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its handling of user data and privacy violations.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
'Begin Again' is getting Bollywood adaptation
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Hollywood musical comedy-drama, "Begin Again", starring Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley and Adam Levine, will get a Bollywood adaptation. It will be helmed by "Veere Di Wedding" director Shashanka Ghosh.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Facebook testing 'LOL' app for kids
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook is testing a new app for kids called "LOL" that will let users share and post humorous meme content.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Heavy snowfall occurred in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, with the weather office forecasting more in store for the next three days.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pompeo's wife criticised for travelling during shutdown
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife Susan has been criticised for embarking on an eight-day trip with her husband to the Middle East, amid the ongoing government shutdown, requiring unpaid staffers to prepare and support her during the visit.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kartik, Bhumi, Ananya in 'Pati Patni Aur Woh'
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actors Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday will star in "Pati Patni Aur Woh", an adaptation of B.R. Chopra's 1978 film with the same title.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump, Pence give surprise addresses at anti-abortion march
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence surprised thousands of protesters demonstrating against abortion in a march here by making unannounced speeches.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump to make 'major' announcement over border, government shutdown
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he will make a "major" announcement on Saturday about the border and the ongoing partial government shutdown.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
You shouldn't let fashion hurt your feelings: John Mayer
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Singer John Mayer feels people should not let fashion hurt their feelings.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Guterres calls for clear roadmap of denuclearization of Korean Peninsula
United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for serious talks between the US and North Korea, and for a clear roadmap of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
UNSC condemns car bombing in Colombian capital
United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned "in the strongest possible terms" Thursday's car bombing at a police academy in the Colombian capital of Bogota, which caused heavy casualties.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
US, N.Korean representatives meet in Stockholm
Stockholm, Jan 19 (IANS) Senior representatives from Washington and Pyongyang have met here to prepare for a second summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean top leader Kim Jong-un, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) has reported.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Sweden,Diplomacy
No timeframe for launch of Syrian constitutional committee: UN chief
United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said there is no timeframe to launch the constitutional committee in Syria, but the work needs to be done as quickly as possible.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House has said.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
UN chief disappointed at lack of progress in Myanmar's refugee crisis
United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed frustration over the lack of progress in Myanmar's refugee crisis.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Russian FM to hold talks with new UN envoy for Syria
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said he will hold talks with the new UN envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen in Moscow on Monday next week.
2019-01-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
'Shah Jahan Regency' is Srijit Mukherjee's best to date (Film Review)
Film: "Shah Jahan Regency"; Director: Srijit Mukherjee; Starring: Abir Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Swastika Mukherjee, Anjan Dutta, Mamata Shankar, Rituparna Sengupta; Rating: **** ½ (4 and a half stars)
2019-01-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
US stocks rally amid trade optimism, economic data
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) US stocks rose as Wall Street became more optimistic about potential progress in trade negotiations between Washington and its key trading partners while digesting some key economic data.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Senior Fed official warns of emerging 'headwinds' from US government shutdown
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The partial US government shutdown is an emerging headwind to the economic growth, the New York Federal Reserve President John Williams has said, reaffirming the central bank's willingness to take a patient and prudent approach to monetary policy.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Trump accuses Cohen of lying to reduce jail time
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has accused his former long-term personal lawyer Michael Cohen of "lying to reduce his jail time", following a not-yet-confirmed media report claiming the President himself directed Cohen to lie to Congress.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
US dollar rises on China-US trade optimism
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) The US dollar rose as optimism on China-US trade relations lifted the investor sentiment.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
I thought 'Uri...' would be a great start: Manasi
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress-singer Manasi Parekh Gohil felt that "Uri: The Surgical Strike" was a great way to start her Bollywood journey.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Simone Biles to be first guest on Priyanka Chopra's YouTube show
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra on Saturday announced US Olympic gold medallist gymnast Simone Biles will be the first guest on her upcoming YouTube Originals Special "If I Could Tell You Just One Thing".
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House has said.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
US stocks trade higher amid trade prospects
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) US stocks traded on an upbeat note on Friday amid growing expectations on potential progress in trade talks between the United States and its trading partners.
2019-01-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Kumaraswamy questions Modi's commitment to remove corruption
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of using money power to destabilise his government by poaching Congress legislators, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday questioned Prime minister Narendra Modi's claims of fighting corruption.
2019-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I-League: Chennai City beat Aizawl 4-3, inch closer to I-League title
Coimbatore, Jan 18 (IANS) Sandro Rodriguez scored on either side of the half and Pedro Manzi helped himself score arguably the goal of the season and another to boot, as Chennai outclassed Aizawl FC 4-3 to take a step closer to the I-League crown at the Nehru stadium here.
2019-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Sri Lanka wants to take back all Tamil refugees from India
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka wants to take back all Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who are now in India, country's High Commissioner to India Austin Fernando said on Friday.
2019-01-19
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
GoAir to start Kannur-Muscat flight on Feb 28
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Budget airline GoAir on Friday said it would operate three direct weekly flights between Kannur in Kerala and Muscat from February 28.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
First UAE research prize for scientist CNR Rao
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Eminent Indian scientist C.N.R. Rao has been conferred with the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said an official on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Telangana to spend Rs 1.17 lakh crore on irrigation projects
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Telangana will spend about Rs 1.17 lakh crore during the next five years to complete all projects to irrigate 1.25 crore acres, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Young scientist programme, Chandrayaan-2 among top priorities this year: ISRO
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced a 'young scientists programme' under which three school students will be selected from each state and Union Territory and will be given hands-on experience in building small satellites.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Science/Tech,Technology
Jaitley calls newspaper report on Rafale jet 'fudged arithmatic'
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday described as "fudged arithmatic" a newspaper article on the Rafale fighter jet deal which had said the 36 aircraft signed by the Modi government cost 41 per cent more per aircraft than what was provided in the deal negotiated by the UPA government.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bhatti Vikramarka appointed Telangana CLP leader
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Telangana.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Sitharaman decides to induct women in military police
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Enhancing representation of women in armed forces, Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said the government has taken a "historic" decision to induct women in the military police.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Naveen writes to Modi for special status to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday once again wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding Special Category Status (SCS) for the coastal state.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Purdue University celebrates its 150th anniversary with astronaut Jerry Ross
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The Purdue University on Friday celebrated its 150th Anniversary in Mumbai with Astronaut and its alumnus Jerry Ross in a festival inspired by the accomplishments and contributions of its alumni.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
WCD ministry files FIR against NGO accused of misutilising govt fund
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Women and Child Development Ministry has filed an FIR against NGO Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) for misusing government-allocated funds and failing to refund the unspent balance, it said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rainfall, cold wave to hit northwest India next week
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Widespread rainfall accompanied by cold wave-like conditions would engulf entire northwest India next week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
NGT raps Environment Ministry for failure to amend guidelines to check tree felling
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday slammed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) for not amending the "Wood-Based Industries (Establishment and Regulation) Guidelines, 2016" to check illegal felling of trees for charcoal making.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata's anti-BJP rally draws political who's who, set to kickstart opposition campaign for LS polls (Preview)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The stage is set for a mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday, that would virtually kick-start the opposition's campaign and is likely to provide the contours of a federal front ahead of the coming general election.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
P&W says engine meets safety standards, but backs DGCA order
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A day after the aviation regulator restricted the Airbus A320 Neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines from flying to Port Blair, among other directives, P&W said it "fully supports" the order and emphasised that its engine meets all safety standards.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Seven designers shortlisted for Book Cover prize (Lead, correcting para 4)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The shortlist for the fourth edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was announced on Friday at the opening day of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Centre likely to miss divestment target by Rs 20,000 cr: Care Ratings
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Centre is unlikely to meet its disinvestment target of Rs 80,000 crore this year, resulting in overshooting the fiscal deficit target, Care Ratings said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Meghalaya CM seeks exemption from coal mining Act
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention in getting exemption from the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act and Coal Mines Nationalisation Act to restore mining in the northeastern state at the earliest, said an official here.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Wipro net profit grows robust; offers bonus shares
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Reviving its fortunes, global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,544 crore net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 29.6 per cent yearly and 34.9 per cent quarterly growth.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
India's debt up 50% to Rs 82 lakh crore in Modi era
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Total liabilities of the government has increased 49 per cent to Rs 82 lakh crore in the last four-and-half years during the Narendra Modi government, as per the 8th Edition of the Status Paper on Government Debt released Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Welsh artists, organisations to perform in Kolkata from Jan 19-Feb 2
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Kolkata is all set to experience the distinct flavour of Welsh theatre, language and literature this month.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Benzema to make Real Madrid squad vs Sevilla, says coach
Madrid, Jan 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's coach Santiago Solari on Friday confirmed French forward Karim Benzema is set be on the team's lineup of possible players for the upcoming La Liga encounter against Sevilla despite a fracture on his right hand's pinky finger.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Birthday girl Kerber storms past Birrell into Australian Open last-16
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) A ruthless Angelique Kerber of Germany on Friday lost just a game on her way to routing Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell 6-1, 6-0 in the third round of the 2019 Australian Open.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Atletico's Simeone positive despite Spanish Cup elimination
Madrid, Jan 18 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone said Friday that his football club's elimination from the Copa del Rey had been a hard experience but the loss had pushed it to play well in upcoming matches.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Smriti Irani dares Rahul Gandhi to repeat anti-national slogan in public
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Days after Congress leader Kapil Sibal questioned the need for a sedition law, Union Minister Smriti Irani dared his party President Rahul Gandhi to repeat the slogan 'Bharat tere tukde honge" in public.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Meghalaya authorities express 'inability' to evacuate trapped miners
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) District authorities on Friday visited the families of three of the 15 miners who are trapped, now for over a month, inside an illegal flooded coal mine in Meghalaya and expressed their "inability" to evacuate them.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TVS rider Aravind finishes 2019 Dakar Rally at 37th spot
Lima, Jan 18 (IANS) Sherco TVS Rally Factory teams Aravind KP has successfully completed the 2019 edition of Dakar 2019 at the 37th spot. making him the only Indian to finish the gruesome rally.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Motorsports
Delhi air improves; sufficient rains can bring relief: SAFAR
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The national capital saw a little improvement in its air on Friday as the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) turned from 'severe' to 'very poor' due to an increase in the wind speed.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
RBI will take steps to enable robust growth: Shaktikanta Das
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Giving an indication of his likely approach ahead of the RBI's final monetary policy review of the fiscal next month, new central bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said the RBI will make all efforts to maintain financial stability and "to facilitate enabling conditions for sustainable and robust growth".
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Reconsider Citizenship Amendment Bill Meghalaya CM tells Home Minister Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to reconsider the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 passed in the Lok Sabha.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Khelo India: Tamil Nadu, West Bengal girls on top in volleyball
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu and West Bengal swapped favours in the semi-finals of the girls volleyball competition of the Khelo India Youth Games here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Khelo India: Punjab, Tamil Nadu dominate in basketball
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) Punjab and Tamil Nadu made it to three finals each and will be out to claim bragging rights as the powerhouses of basketball at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here on Satuday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
KIYG: Haryana boxers make big surge with eight golds
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) Boxers Ankit Narwal, Vanshaj and Preeti Dahiya played a key role for Haryana who reaped as many as eight gold, eight silver and 15 bronze medals from boxing in the Boys' Under-17 and Girls Under-17 categories at the at the Khelo India Youth Games (KISG) here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Quake-resistant buildings in rural Himachal stressed
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary B.K. Agarwal on Friday stressed the need for proper designing and earthquake-resistant construction of community halls in gram panchayats and setting up of a task force to handle exigencies.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
EC team reviews poll preparation in Bihar
Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday directed Bihar government to transfer all government officials posted at a place for the last three years or more.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Seven designers shortlisted for Book Cover prize
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The shortlist for the fourth edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was announced on Friday at the opening day of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
PM Modi to address three rallies in Bengal: State BJP chief
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address two public rallies in West Bengal this month and another in Kolkata's iconic Brigade Parade Ground on February 8, state BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata meets senior opposition leaders ahead of January 19 rally
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday called on a number of senior opposition leaders, including former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda and Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, who arrived here to take part in Banerjee's mega anti-BJP rally on January 19.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Government appoints Rakesh Asthana as BCAS chief
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A day after the government curtailed his tenure in the CBI as Special Director, Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency chief Alok Verma, was on Friday appointed as the new Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Church closed after Orthodox, Jacobite factions clash in Kerala
Thrissur (Kerala), Jan 18 (IANS) The St Mary's Church at Mannamangalam near here was on Friday evening put under lock and key by the District Collector following clashes between the Orthodox and Jacobite factions.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Militants throw grenade at police station in Pulwama, a third in a day
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Militants attacked a police station in Pulwama district with a grenade on Friday. This was the third such attack in the Valley today.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
SC directs protection for two women who entered Sabarimala
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Kerala government to provide adequate and full security to two women who had entered Sabarimala's Lord Aayappa shrine triggering widespread outrage and protests across the state.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
CBSE to issue module to deter students from cheating
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be issuing an 'instruction module' to all schools to deter students from cheating, a senior Board official said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Election Commission likely to announce Lok Sabha dates in early March
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) With the country already in election mode, the formal schedule for the coming Lok Sabha polls is expected to be announced by the Election Commission in the first week of March and the process is likely to over seven to nine phases.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wife of ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in France
Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) The wife of Meng Hongwei, the former Interpol chief held in China since September, has sought asylum in France for herself and her twin children.
2019-01-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
CCI approves Amazon subsidiary acquiring Aditya Birla Retail
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Friday approved the acquisition of India's fourth largest supermarket chain -- Aditya Birla Retail Ltd (ABRL) -- by Witzig Advisory Services Private Ltd (WASPL) and also the acquisition of 49 per cent of its stake by an Amazon subsidiary.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sensex ends flat amid Sun Pharma woes, easing trade concerns (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Heavy sell-off in the healthcare stocks led by Sun Pharmaceuticals kept the key equity indices subdued for most part of the Friday's trading session, before positive global markets helped them recover and close on a flat note.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fog, cold wave conditions prevail in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Minimum temperatures dropped and foggy conditions prevailed at several places in Punjab and Haryana on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi government can't shirk its responsibility of contributing to RRTS: SC
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday told the Arvind Kejriwal government that it could not shirk its statutory responsibility of contributing its share of funds to Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project linking Delhi with Meerut.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vintage Dhoni gifts India maiden ODI series win Down Under (Intro Roundup)
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has once again proved the critics wrong by establishing himself as a master of close finish when he belted an 87 not out to complete a hat trick of half centuries to help the men-in-blue clinch the third ODI by 7 wickets and a historic 2-1 bilateral series win over Australia at the MCG here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Colado strike lifts East Bengal against Indian Arrows
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Jamie Santos Colados strike in the second half was enough to fetch East Bengal a hard fought 1-0 win against spirited Indian Arrows in their I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Karnataka Congress MLAs head to a resort after party meet
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) In a new twist to the political drama in the wake of "Operation Lotus", the Congress in Karnataka on Friday shifted 76 of its MLAs to a private resort outside the city accusing the BJP of trying to poach them to destabilise the state's JD(S)-Congress coalition government.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Japan to lend Rs 3,420 cr to India
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Japan will be giving a loan of Rs 3,420 crore to India to assist in constructing the Chennai Peripheral Ring Road and for joint efforts towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2019-01-18
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Imran Khan seeks expedition of CPEC projects
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday stressed on expediting projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the country.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
NDA Rafale deal achieved better price than earlier proposal: Defence Ministry
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Defence Ministry on Friday dismissed as "factually inaccurate" a media report that talked of a 41 per cent increase in the price per aircraft of the 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault saying it had got "better price, delivery period and terms" compared to the of the UPA era proposal for purchase of 126 bare-bones aircraft.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Rallyist Ashima takes Day 1 lead in Divas on Wheels
Chikmagalur (Karnataka), Jan 18 (IANS) Seasoned rallyist Ashima Duggal held her nerve to streak into the lead of the all-womens 'Divas on Wheels' rally at the end of the first leg here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
EC proposes eliminating tariffs on industrial goods with US
Brussels, Jan 18 (IANS) The European Commission proposed on Friday the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods with the US in future trade talks. The proposal will need approval from the EU member states.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Brigade Parade Ground: A tale of mammoth rallies, emotion, political statements
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) From hosting public reception for Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolai Bulganin to holding mammoth political rallies -- many of them on anti-central government planks, the sprawling Brigade Parade Ground in the heart of the metropolis is steeped in history.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bhopal may get country's first cremation ground for cows
Bhopal, Jan 18 (IANS) The country's first cremation ground for cows will be prepared in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal and the city's municipal authorities are already on the lookout for a site for the purpose.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
More animal species likely to get extinct: Study
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that more than a hundred species currently identified as non-threatened on the Red List of Threatened Species, are actually likely to be at risk of extinction.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Extreme distress increases risk for dementia: Study
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Men and women who are distressed in midlife could be at higher risk of developing dementia in their old age, suggests a new study.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Happy to bat at any number: Dhoni
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) With just a handful of ODIs to be played ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the No.4 slot in the Indian batting order is still up for grabs and with former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni staking a strong claim with a hat-trick of half-centuries against Australia, it will be interesting to see if the team management persists with him in the quadrennial event.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
In BJP vs BJP, Kalia becomes Chandigarh mayor
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rajesh Kalia was on Friday elected as mayor of Chandigarh.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
10% quota for economically weak applicable from Jan 14 in UP
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Friday ratified 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections among the upper castes, a government spokesman said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Kartik Aaryan mum on #MeToo allegations against Hirani
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan refused to share his views about the sexual misconduct allegations against director Rajkumar Hirani, saying he can't comment on it until it is proved legally.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Want to become youngest World Chess Champion, also beat Anand: Gukesh
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) The World's second youngest chess Grand Master (GM) D. Gukesh said on Friday that he aspires to fefeat five-time World champion GM Viswanathan Anand - and also to become the youngest World chess champion.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Nation wants new government, new Prime Minister in 2019: Akhilesh Yadav
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the nation wants a new government at the Centre and is waiting for a new Prime Minister to take over.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan, pilots rescued
Moscow, Jan 18 (IANS) Two Russian Sukhoi Su-34 bombers accidentally collided over the Sea of Japan during a training exercise on Friday, with two pilots from the downed aircraft rescued from the sea in a "satisfactory" condition, the country's Defence Ministry said.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Democratic outcry over Trump's obstruction allegation
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US Democratic leaders have reacted with fury and demanded an investigation following a news report that claimed President Donald Trump directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a potential real-estate development in Moscow in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tesla to lay-off 7% full-time staff amid China dreams
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Electric car maker Tesla on Friday announced it is laying off seven per cent of its full-time staffers in an attempt to reduce costs and increase profits.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Wipro net up 29.6% in Q3
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,544 crore consolidated net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 29.6 per cent annual growth from Rs 1,936 crore in the same period a year ago.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
High levels of frailty may predict dementia risk: Lancet
Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) Frailty can make older adults more susceptible to Alzheimer's dementia, finds a study that suggest that frailty should be considered in clinical care and management of the age-related disease.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sun Pharma stocks plunge on revelation of whistleblower's complaint
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The stock of pharmaceutical major Sun Pharma ended up as the top loser on the BSE Sensex on Friday following reports of a complaint by a whistleblower to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) against the company, raising issues of corporate governance.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Angel tax relief only first step, more in offing: Top official
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The governments decision to liberalise norms for availing angel tax exemption would solve the majority of the problems ailing the start-up sector and is only the first in a series of major steps, a top government official said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Federal parties capable of forming stable government in consultation with Congress: Deve Gowda
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Former Indian Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday claimed that the federal parties, coming together to form an anti-BJP alliance, will be able to form a stable government at the Centre and said the new government has to be formed in consultation with Congress.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Challenging to do comedy show on Swachh Bharat, says Rashami
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Rashami Desai, who will be seen creating awareness about cleanliness in the new sitcom "Chalo Saaf Karein", says imparting the social message through comedy was challenging for her.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
A film tends to lose out in a crowd sometimes: Divya Dutta (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Divya Dutta, whose "Fanney Khan" will air on the small screen on Friday, says sometimes a film gets lost in the crowd, but then a TV screening can sometimes give people a chance to see it with a different perspective.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sleeping for long hours during pregnancy linked to stillbirths
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, suggests a new study.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wipro net up 29.6% in Q3
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,544 crore net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 29.6 per cent annual growth, up from Rs 1,936 crore in the same period a year ago.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Justice Maheshwari, Justice Khanna sworn in as SC Judges
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna were on Friday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Smriti Irani dares Rahul to repeat 'anti-India' slogan
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Days after Congress leader Kapil Sibal questioned the need for a sedition law, Union Minister Smriti Irani dared his party President Rahul Gandhi to repeat the slogan 'Bharat tere tukde honge" in public.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sitharaman visits forward base at Indo-China border
Anini (Arunachal Pradesh), Jan 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday visited the forward areas along India-China Border in Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh located at a height of 5,300 feet.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security

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