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Delhi Police issues traffic advisory ahead of R-Day parade rehearsal
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In view of the upcoming Republic Day parade rehearsal, the Delhi Police on Tuesday issued an traffic advisory suggesting motorists and general commuters to avoid roads connecting Red Fort and Vijay Chowk due to restrictions from Wednesday till January 26.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi, Shah tear into the Opposition
Varanasi/Malda, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday lashed out at the opposition, with Modi berating the Congress for never having the will or intention to end corruption, and Shah dismissing the January 19 rally of opposition leaders in Kolkata as a "gathbandhan" (alliance) of power-seekers keen on serving their own interests.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
I believe in living the character, says Sara Khan
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Sara Khan, who will be seen in 'Pyar Ektarfa', has said she believes in living the character while working in television or films.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Railway Board Chairman reviews NR, stresses safety, punctuality
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Chairman Railway Board V.K. Yadav on Tuesday chaired a review meeting of the Northern Railway and underscored the need for expeditious completion of infrastructure projects for meeting the twin objectives of punctuality and safety.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pratt and Whitney says working to minimise glitches
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) American aerospace manufacturer, Pratt and Whitney, on Tuesday said that it is working with its customers to minimise any disruption in operations.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka seer laid to rest with state honours
Tumakuru (Karnataka), Jan 22 (IANS) Amidst a sea of humanity, Karnataka's iconic Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami was on Tuesday laid to rest with state honours in the Siddaganga Mutt after about 10-lakh people paid homage to his mortal remains here.
2019-01-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
Mamata obstructing Ayushman Bharat by gheraoing post offieces: Shah
Malda (West Bengal), Jan 22 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday accused the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government of obstructing the implementation of the flagship healthcare programme Ayushman Bharat by laying siege to post offices, sending police officers and MPs and MLAs to snatch the scheme's cards.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Domestic air passenger traffic up 19% at 13.9 cr in 2018
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 18.60 per cent in 2018 on a year-on-year basis to 13.90 crore, data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) showed on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
PM to auction his mementos, use funds for Namami Gange
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The mementos gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be going under the hammer later this month and the funds from the proceeds would be used for the government's flagship 'Namami Gange' project.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arsenal's Bellerin to miss rest of season with knee injury
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a knee cruciate ligament injury, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
China imposes anti-dumping duty on Indian chemical import
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) China has imposed anti-dumping duty on Indian and Japanese ortho-dichlorobenzene (ODCB) which will be effective from Wednesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
South Korea make Asian Cup quarters, defeat Bahrain 2-1
Dubai (UAE), Jan 22 (IANS) The South Korean national football team took until extra time to defeat Bahrain 2-1 in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup round-of-16 contest, advancing to the quarters after both teams were tied 1-1 in regular time on Sunday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
India shares Kartarpur Corridor crossing point coordinates with Pakistan
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India on Tuesday shared with Pakistan the coordinates of the Kartarpur Corridor crossing point along the International Border with Pakistan to enable Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Religion
CCS approves contributory health scheme for Assam Rifles pensioners
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved grant of Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) membership to Assam Rifles pensioners and their dependents residing in India and Nepal subject to certain specific conditions, official sources said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Red Fort to remain closed for people till Jan 31
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Red Fort will remain closed for public till January 31 in view of the Republic Day function and Bharat Parv, an official release said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Navy conducts largest coastal defence exercise
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Navy on Tuesday began the largest coastal defence exercise of the Indian coast after a gap of ten years, Defence Ministry said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Give us 23-plus seats from Bengal: Amit Shah tells rally
Malda, Jan 22 (IANS) Launching a blistering attack on Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress government, BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday declared that his party would make the Citizenship Act (Amendment) bill, 2016, a major poll issue in West Bengal and appealed to the people to give more than 23 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state to the BJP.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
For innovation and bravery, 26 children honoured with Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Six-year-old Eiha Dixit's excitement knew no bounds when she received the National Award from President Ramnath Kovind for her contribution towards environment. She alone planted 500 saplings.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Navy resumes rescue operation in flooded Meghalaya coal mine
Shillong, Jan 22 (IANS) Two days after suspending their operations, the Indian Navy on Tuesday resumed its operation to retrieve the body of one of the 15 miners trapped inside an illegal 370-feet flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, an official said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PWL: Aleksander helps Haryana win third straight tie
Ludhiana, Jan 22 (IANS) Aleksander Khotsianivski of Ukraine won the 125 kg super heavyweight category bout against Satender Malik 7-0 to give Haryana Hammers their third straight win in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Naredco seeks rationalisation of real estate GST rates, resolution of liquidity crisis
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The National Real Estate Development Council (Naredco) on Tuesday urged the government to rationalise the GST rates on under construction properties and also solve the liquidity crisis at the earliest.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EVMs don't respond to any radio frequency: EC
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In the wake of fresh controversy over alleged manipulation of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday reiterated it is not possible to communicate with its EVMs through wireless technology.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Himachal CM walks back home to inspect snow-clearing work
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday walked all the way to his residence from his office to oversee the snow-clearing operation and to realise the hardship with the closure of road links.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Centre red-flags 11 recommendations for appointment as HC judges
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Centre has recently red-flagged a host of recommendations for the appointment of judges to high courts with the top court collegium deciding not to press some of them and remitting others to the Delhi, Punjab and Haryana and J&K high courts, according to the Supreme Court collegium.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NFR launches all-women squad for safety of women rail passengers
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) To ensure security of women train passengers, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Lumding division has launched a dedicated RPF Women Squad named as Joymati Bahini.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society
Some want IBC not to be implemented: ArcelorMittal
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After years of trying to get a foothold in India through a greenfield project and almost getting it via a brownfield acquisition, the world's largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal on Tuesday castigated corporate rivals for trying to sabotage its takeover bid of Essar Steel under the new bankruptcy rule.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pratt and Whitney says working to minimise glitches
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) American aerospace manufacturer, Pratt and Whitney, said that it is working with its customers to minimise any disruption in operations, the company said on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
3-member committee speaks to coach, manager on tonsuring issue
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The three-member committee, formed by the Bengal Hockey Association (BHA) to investigate the incident where junior players were allegedly asked to shave their heads after a loss, met the coach and the team manager on Tuesday and heard their versions of the story.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Hockey
Nine tourists arrested for public consumption of alcohol in Goa
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Even as tourism industry stakeholders have stepped up pressure on the state government to crack down on public drinking, nine domestic tourists were on Tuesday arrested for boozing in public areas and creating a nuisance in the beach village of Calangute in North Goa.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Social message with dose of entertainment reaches more people: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who has come on board for a TV show which addresses the issue of sanitation, says every story reaches out to a larger audience much better when it is woven with entertainment.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
Audi helps provides a feet of 50 EVs at Davos WEF
Davos, Jan 22 (IANS) Leading car manufacturer Audi has provided a fleet of 50 Audi e-tron cars for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) here.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Reliance Entertainment's Amblin secures 10 Oscar nominations
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Three films -- "Green Book", "First Man" and "Ready Player One" -- backed by Anil D. Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment's Amblin Entertainment have scored a total of 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ECIL: Shuja not our employee; EC lodges police complaint
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), one of the two state-owned companies that make electronic voting machines (EVMs), on Tuesday said Syed Shuja, who has claimed that the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were rigged by manipulating EVMs, has never been its employee nor associated with the EVM designing team between 2009 and 2014.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Sheroes acquires Bengaluru-based women health app 'Maya'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Online community platform for women Sheroes has acquired Bengaluru-based women's health app "Maya" in an all-stock deal.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
CBDT asks non-filers to file ITRs within 21 days
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The government on Tuesday asked those who have not yet filed their Income Tax Returns (ITRs) for assessment year 2018-19 to file the same within 21 days to avoid proceedings under the Income Tax Act.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CISF tableau to appear at R-Day parade after 11 years
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will showcase its tableau at the forthcoming Republic Day parade on January 26 after a gap of 11 years, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
14 die in fire on ships with Indian, Turkish crew off Russia
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) At least 14 people have died in a major fire that broke out on two Tanzanian-flagged ships, both carrying Indian and Turkish crew, in the Black Sea, Crimea Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said on Tuesday, triggering fears that the fatalities may include Indians.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tvesa, Gaurika pose challenge to Neha in 2nd leg of Hero WPGT
Pune, Jan 22 (IANS) Golfer Neha Tripathi will come back and add to her comprehensive win in the season-opener of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour 2019, when she tees off in the second leg at the Oxford Golf Resort here from Wednesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
'Roma', 'The Favourite' emerge favourites in diverse 91st Oscar nominations
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma", a memoir of his childhood in 1970s while living in Mexico, and Olivia Colman's period drama "The Favourite", are in a tie with 10 nominations each for the 91st Academy Awards, where an India-set drama on menstruation, apart from three films backed by Reliance Entertainment, will contend for Oscars -- lending a touch of diversity to the line-up.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mild quake in Himachal
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) In less than a fortnight, a low intensity earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, with no reports of casualties or damage, an official said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Davis Cup preparations in full swing at South Club
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) As the Indian team arrived in the city on Tuesday for their Davis Cup World Group qualifier rubber against Italy, preparations at the South Club -- which is hosting the competition after a gap of 16 years -- were in full swing with a tubular gallery being constructed.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
With Gandhi on focus, R-Day Parade 2019 to feature 22 tableaux
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Themed around 150 years of the 'father of the nation' Mahatma Gandhi, 22 larger-than-life tableaux will descend on the Rajpath on Saturday for the 70th Republic Day Parade, each opening a new window to the iconic figure's life.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Residential complexes will be constructed at all ICPs: Rajnath
Attari (Punjab) Jan 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Tuesday that residential complexes will be constructed for security forces at all integrated check posts (ICPs) along the country's international borders.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Gadkari inaugurates bridge over Ravi linking J&K, Punjab
Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 22 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday inaugurated a 1,210-meter span-bridge over the river Ravi in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district to reduce the distance to Punjab's Pathankot city by 36 km.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Bihar court orders FIR against Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani and state Congress MLA Thakore
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) A Bihar court on Tuesday ordered filing of an FIR against Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and state's Congress MLA Alpesh Thakore for the violence against migrant workers from Bihar in Gujarat.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UAE signs $3 billion support package for Pakistan
Abu Dhabi, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a $3 billion support package on Tuesday as pledged by Abu Dhabi to boost the liquidity and foreign exchange reserves of the cash-strapped country.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Operations at Haldia Dock resume as strike ends
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) After operations came to a standstill following a strike by a section of the employees on Sunday evening at Haldia Dock Complex, activities resumed on Tuesday, an official said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Bereaved father seeks guidelines on disposal of unattended bodies
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi government to file response on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking framing of guidelines on disposal of abandoned bodies and for carrying out complete videography and photography of the last rites of the unattended dead bodies.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two killed in Kashmir avalanche
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) Two persons were killed on Tuesday when an avalanche hit Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Season's heaviest snowfall in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Jan 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand on Monday recorded the seasons heaviest snowfall with the hill resort of Mussoorie virtually wearing a blanket of snow.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sebi gives notice to Raymond on market rule violations
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Capital markets regulator Sebi has issued a show cause notice to textiles major Raymond citing several violations of the securities market.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Attari gets bigger Viewers' Gallery for Retreat ceremony
Attari (Punjab), Jan 22 (IANS) Almost like a mini-stadium with a capacity to accommodate 15,000 people daily, the new "Viewers' Gallery" at the joint check post (JCP) was formally inaugurated on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
PWL: Clash of titans as Bajrang takes on Aliyev (Preview)
Ludhiana, Jan 22 (IANS) The Pro Wrestling League (PWL) will witness the highly anticipated clash of the current season when defending champions Punjab Royals Bajrang Punia takes on debutant MP Yodhas Haji Aliyev in the last tie of the second leg at the Municipal Corporation Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Maharashtra ration shops to offer basic banking services
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) In a unique initiative, the Maharashtra government has collaborated with the private sector Yes Bank to enable Fair Price Shops to offer limited banking services to the far flung rural populations, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
On Thackeray's birth anniversary, warring allies BJP-Sena try to patch-up
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) On the eve of the 93rd birth anniversary of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday attempted to mollify its warring ally with a Rs 100-crore gift for the proposed Thackeray memorial.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Rajamony's book provides perspective to rebuild Kerala after floods
The Hague, Jan 22 (IANS) A newly-released book, authored by Indias Ambassador to the Netherlands Venu Rajamony, provides perspective on rebuilding Kerala, which suffered from floods last year, as it narrates the Dutch response to floods in the past and their innovations in water management.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Netherlands,National,Politics
More than a quarter of Delhi children under 5 underweight: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Children in the national capital may encounter stunted growth and become more vulnerable to diseases as more than a quarter of them under the age of five are underweight, a National Family Health Survey revealed on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
ICRA places ratings of six MF schemes under watch list
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Credit rating agency ICRA Ltd on Tuesday placed the ratings of six mutual fund schemes under watch with negative implications for their exposure to special purpose vehicles (SPV) of IL&FS Ltd.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Court takes cognizance of Doval's defamation suit against Jairam, Caravan
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday took cognizance of a defamation complaint filed by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Vivek Doval against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, The Caravan magazine and an author for publishing a defamatory article against him.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We expect Pakistan to reciprocate our gestures: Rajnath
Attari (Punjab), Jan 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that India wants cordial and peaceful relations with Pakistan and expects the neighbouring country to reciprocate the overtures of friendship.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India-set film around menstruation lands Oscar nomination
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) "Period. End of Sentence", an India set film on the taboos around menstruation and featuring the real 'Pad Man', has made it to the Oscar nomination, it was announced here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Poland's Baszak enters pre-quarters of ITF Juniors
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Top seed in the girls singles draw, Weronika Baszak of Poland, whitewashed Priyanshi Sharma to enter the pre-quarter finals of the ongoing ITF Juniors tennis tournament, held at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Swedish companies eyeing Gujarat for huge expansion
Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Swedish companies claim they see a huge opportunity for expansion in Gujarat and are planning an investment to the tune of Rs 800 crore in the state in near future.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rakhshanda Jalil translates Kaifi Azmi's most exquisite poems
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Kaifi Azmi's literary legacy remains a bright star in the firmament of Urdu poetry and Rakhshanda Jalil's upcoming "Kaifiyat" is billed as a stunning new translation of his most exquisite poems, also containing insightful trivia about his life and legacy.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Shooter Apurvi wins gold at Meyton Cup
Innsbruck (Austria), Jan 22 (IANS) Star Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela won gold in the women's 10 metre Air Rifle event at the ongoing Meyton Cup here.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
The man who cared for leprosy-affected is no more
Dehradun, Jan 22 (IANS) For leprosy-affected people, Pierre Reynniers, who died due to swine flu on Sunday here, was their hero. But he remained unsung.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Centre seeks to assuage NE fears
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday said that under the new Citizenship amendment law nobody will get Indian citizenship without the consent of the respective state governments, an assurance that seeks to allay fears in the northeast over the proposed law that has stoked a huge controversy in Assam and other neighbouring states.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HDFC Life posts Rs 913 cr profit, to focus on protection products
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Private life insurer HDFC Life Insurance Co Ltd closed the nine month period with a net profit of about Rs 913 crore, said a top company official.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Imran Khan meets Qatari Emir in Doha
Doha, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan met Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani here on Tuesday, the second and last day of his visit to the conuntry.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Qatar,Diplomacy,Politics
India, Mauritius review ties, cooperation in Blue Economy
Varanasi, Jan 22 (IANS) India and Mauritius reviewed the entire gamut of their bilateral ties and discussed ways to further expand cooperation in areas like Blue Economy during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth on the sidelines of this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the Indian diaspora conclave, here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
10 years post-26/11, Navy launches biggest coastal defence exercise
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Over a decade after the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes, the Indian Navy has launched "Sea Vigil", a first of its kind and biggest coastal two-day defence exercise off the 7,516-km-long Indian coastline, involving all 13 coastal states, Union Territories and maritime stakeholders including fisherfolk, a spokesperson said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Transfer of 20 CBI officials aimed at 'cleansing the system and fill vacancies'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The transfer of 20 CBI officials was aimed at "cleansing the system" and fill the vacancies in the branches of the agency investigating important cases, said a top agency source.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Preparations in full-swing for JLF 2019 (IANS Special)
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) The Pink City is barely a day away from becoming the hub of writers, thinkers and public intellectuals from India and abroad as the 2019 edition of Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off on Thursday. IANS was privy to the ongoing preparations for the festival at its Diggi Palace venue on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sensex, Nifty end 0.30% lower over IMF's growth revision (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty ended lower on Tuesday in line with global markets over concerns about the world economy as the International Monetary Fund (IMF)revised down its estimates of global GDP growth over the next two years.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PM to inaugurate new museums at Red Fort on Wednesday
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Ahead of Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday inaugurate three new museums inside the Red Fort commemorating Indias freedom struggle.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
EU fines Mastercard 570mn euros for cross-border obstruction
Madrid, Jan 22 (IANS) European anti-trust authorities fined Mastercard 570 million euros ($648 million) for obstructing merchants' access to cross-border card-payment services, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Spain,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Uday Kotak, team meet Finance Ministry brass over IL&FS (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) On a day when CRISIL downgraded two IL&FS special purpose vehicles and ICRA put six mutual funds on its watch list with negative implications, the government met Uday Kotak and his team and senior officials of Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank and Canara Bank on the sensitive issue of provisioning.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Indian envoy assures India's support to UK post-Brexit
London, Jan 22 (IANS) India will contnue to extend continued support to the UK following Britain's exit from the European Union, Indian High Commissioner to the UK Ruchi Ghanashyam has said.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Bodybuilder Varinder Singh Ghuman joins 'Marjaavaan'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Jalandhar-based bodybuilder Varinder Singh Ghuman has joined the cast of upcoming film "Marjaavaan".
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India-set film around menstruation lands Oscar nomination
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) "Period. End of Sentence", an India set film on the taboos around menstruation and featuring the real 'Pad Man', has made it to the Oscar nomination, it was announced here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi records first clean air of 2019 as rain cools the city
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Delhi witnessed its cleanest day of the year on Tuesday as rains accompanied by strong winds lashed the city causing the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) to reach 'moderate' levels against the usual 'very poor' or 'severe'.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Red Fort shut for visitors till Jan 31
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In view of the Republic Day function and Bharat Parv 2019, the Red Fort was shut for visitors from Tuesday until January 31, the government said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
India lack system to generate quality tennis players: Bopanna (IANS Interview)
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna has blamed the system for not producing quality players and demanded more tournaments in the country itself.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Ama Gaon Ama Bikash covers all blocks in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) The Odisha government's flagship programme, 'Ama Gaon Ama Bikash', on Tuesday covered all the Gram Panchayats (GPs) in each of the 314 blocks of the state.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
EC should address EVM concerns: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday rejected the BJP's charges of "sponsoring" Monday's controversial hackathon in London on EVMs and said that opposition parties for the last two-and-half years have persistently been raising the issue of tampering of the electronic voting machines but the EC has refused to resolve it.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aparna Kumar becomes first woman IPS to reach South Pole
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Deputy Inspector General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Aparna Kumar has become the first woman Indian Police Service (IPS) officer to reach South Pole.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Tesla to begin Model 3 deliveries in Europe
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Electric vehicle maker Tesla has received the go-ahead to begin its Model 3 deliveries in Europe, less than a week after it announced laying off 7 per cent of its full-time employees to reduce costs and increase profits.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Quirky ideas to style up your abode
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Round sofas can be a chic way to bring the curvy trend into your home, and bold colours, huge patterns, bloomy patterns and brass decor can be included in the geometric pattern trend that can help in styling up your abode, suggest experts.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa mining ban: Congress says Modi's 'judicial solution' promise is a farce
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP is keen on dragging the controversy over closure of mining in Goa until the Lok Sabha polls to cash in on people's anxieties, said state Congress president Girish Chodankar on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ruckus at New Delhi railway station
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A major ruckus broke out at the New Delhi railway station when the chairman of the Passenger Amenities Committee Ramesh Chandra Ratan visited the station for an inspection.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian expats win big in Dubai raffle
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) Several Indian expats won big in Dubai Duty Free raffle on Tuesday, with one of them winning $1 million, the media reported.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Myntra taps 9,000 kirana stores in 50 cities to boost last-mile delivery
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Flipkart-owned ecommerce platform Myntra that saw 80 per cent revenue fall in FY2018 has doubled down on last-mile delivery, tapping into over 9,000 kirana stores across 50 cities to fast deliver packages.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Andrés Iniesta stars in new Japanese tourism campaign
Tokyo, Jan 22 (IANS) Spanish football player Andrés Iniesta on Tuesday took up a new role as the face of Japan's tourist organisation (JNTO) in a deal to promote the country's attractions in a series of videos that officials hoped would bring more European visitors to the Asian nation.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Amul launches camel milk in select markets
Ahmedabad, Jan 22 (IANS) The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, owner of dairy brand Amul, on Tuesday announced the launch of camel milk in select markets of Gujarat.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Honor to launch smartwatch, smart band with View 20 in India
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Honor is set to launch its smartwatch called the Honor Watch Magic and Honor Band 4 Running smart band in India along with the View 20 smartphone on January 29.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
French authorities confirm Cardiff City FC's Emiliano Sala on missing plane
London, Jan 22 (IANS) French civil aviation authorities on Tuesday confirmed that Cardiff City FC player Emiliano Sala was aboard a light aircraft that went missing over the English Channel.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Team bride, get your shine on with must-have jewellery pieces
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) While you finalise the attire and accessories for the bride, dont forget to chalk out your own look for each and every function. After all, its not just the bride or the groom, even the bridesmaids are stars at the wedding.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
We all have deeply engraved notion of shame: Swara Bhasker
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker says people have a deeply engraved notion of shame, which acts as an obstacle to spot the wrong in the society.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stranded Rohingya: India to work with neighbours
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In the wake of reports about 31 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar being stranded at the India-Bangladesh border, the government on Tuesday said it will handle such matters through mutual consultation with neighbouring countries.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hearing on review petition on Sabarimala verdict likely in Feb
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear in February a batch of petitions seeking the recall of its order permitting women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala shrine as one of the judges on the constitution bench is on medical leave till January 30.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Vedanta moves SC, seeks direction to TN to take steps for re-opening copper smelting plant
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Vedanta group on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Tamil Nadu government to take steps for the re-opening of the group's Sterlite copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi in the state in pursuance to the December 15 National Green Tribunal's order.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Investment support, interest free-loans likely in farm package
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) With the BJP losing three Hindi heartland states to the Congress in the recent Assembly elections and general elections around the corner, the Modi government is planning to give a big relief package to distressed farmers, which may include Direct Investment Support (DIS), interest-free loans and nominal premium for crop insurance.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Germany, France sign new accord pledging deeper ties
Aachen (Germany), Jan 22 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday deepened their bilateral ties with the signing of a new friendship treaty that the two powerhouses hope will give fresh impetus to their position as the linchpins of the EU.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Politics
Lok Sabha battle will be tough for BJP: Balyan on SP-BSP alliance
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Former Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan admitted on Tuesday that the 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be a tough battle for the BJP, specially in Uttar Pradesh after the formation of the SP-BSP alliance.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan government failed to keep word on unemployment allowance, loan waiver: Javadekar
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday hit out at Congress-ruled Rajasthan government for its failure to implement unemployment allowance and loan waiver promises.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Attended London hackathon in personal capacity: Sibal
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Stating that he attended the EVM hackathon in London in his personal capacity, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday called for a probe into the allegations made by a "cyber expert" including hacking of EVMs for the sake of free and fair elections.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre attempts damage control on Citizenship Bill
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In an apparent bid to assuage fears in the northeast over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Centre on Tuesday said that under the proposed law nobody will get Indian citizenship without the consent of the respective state governments.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Balasaheb never discriminated against UP, Bihar migrants: Sanjay Raut
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Politician Sanjay Raut, who has penned the story for a biopic on Balasaheb Thackeray, on Tuesday said the late Shiv Sena supremo was never discriminatory towards migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in Maharashtra.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Tripura to train over 40,000 teachers to switch to NCERT syllabus
Agartala, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP-led Tripura Government will impart training to some 40,660 school teachers to enable them to switch to the NCERT curriculum from the next academic session beginning April, a minister said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education,Politics
Kerala government did not send women to Sabarimala: SNDP
Kollam (Kerala), Jan 22 (IANS) Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam General Secretary Vellapally Natesan on Tuesday gave a clean chit to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the Sabarimala issue but faulted both the Congress and the BJP.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Jharkhand BJP legislator suspended for a day from House
Ranchi, Jan 22 (IANS) Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon suspended ruling BJP legislator Dhullu Mahto for a day on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
India raises trade deficit, discusses RCEP with China
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) India on Tuesday raised with China its concerns over the widening trade deficit and doubts over the Beijing-proposed free trade pact, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
2019-01-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Amit Shah mocks 'mahagathbandhan', says only Modi can give 'mazboot' government
Malda (West Bengal), Jan 22 (IANS) Dismissing the January 19 rally of opposition leaders in Kolkata as a "gathbandhan" (alliance) of power-seekers and those only interested in serving their own interests, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said these people only want to give the country a "majboor" (helpless) government so that they can "indulge in corruption", which is not possible under the "mazboot" (strong) government of Narendra Modi.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
High GDP growth, regulatory reforms will boost Indian insurance sector: Moody's
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Indian insurance industry will grow strongly on the back of robust GDP growth and evolving regulations, US ratings multinational Moodys said on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
EC files police complaint against man who claimed 2014 polls were rigged
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the police against Syed Shuja who has claimed that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged by hacking the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Apple to soon release fancy photo-editing app for iPhones
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) A new photography app for iOS called "Fuzion" that would use the "TrueDepth" camera data from new iPhones and create images by blending multiple images with portrait mode shots is expected to reach iOS users this week.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Nadal holds off Tiafoe challenge to seal semi-final berth at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Frances Tiafoe of the United States 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sadhguru releases new book with probing insight into life
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Spiritual master Sadhguru has released a new book "Flowers on the Path", which is billed as a probing, passionate and provocative insight into life.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Not just books, music and fashion to also charm JLF audience
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Touted as the "greatest literary show on Earth", the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will engage its audience with a slew of music, dance, and fashion performances, along with hundreds of sessions by leading writers and thinkers from across the globe.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Lauren Alaina, Alex Hopkins end engagement
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Lauren Alaina and partner Alex Hopkins have called it quits.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two killed in Kashmir avalanche
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) Two persons were buried alive and two others went missing on Tuesday in an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bangladesh's 'tree man' back in hospital
Dhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) Abul Bajandar, better known as Bangladesh's "tree man" for the large bark-like warts on his body because of a rare genetic disorder, was back in hospital here on Tuesday months after skipping his treatment last year.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Turkey to launch international probe into Khashoggi killing
Ankara, Jan 22 (IANS) Turkey is planning to launch an international probe into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will take the necessary steps in coming days, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Media,Politics
Himachal turns white, tourists enjoy hurling snowballs
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh capital along with Manali and Dalhousie on Tuesday witnessed the season's heaviest snowfall that snapped road links. However, tourists made merry, hurling snowballs at each another.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Publishing insiders to talk 'business' at Jaipur BookMark, starting Wednesday (Curtain Raiser)
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) The Who's Who of the publishing business, including top editors and CEOs of leading publishing houses, bookstores and book fairs from India and abroad will participate from Wednesday in Jaipur BookMark, the South Asian publishing conclave that runs parallel to Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF).
2019-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Togadia to form party on Feb 9
Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 22 (IANS) Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad President Praveen Togadia on Tuesday said he will launch a new political party on February 9 in New Delhi.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Richa Chadha calls Akshaye Khanna 'underrated, intelligent'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says her "Section 375" co-actor Akshaye Khanna is brilliant, but underrated.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jharkhand CM tables Rs 85,429-crore deficit budget
Ranchi, Jan 22 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, who also holds the finance department, on Tuesday tabled a Rs 85,429-crore deficit budget for the state for 2019-20 in the state assembly.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy
AI-based system to cut process time for abnormal chest X-rays
London, Jan 22 (IANS) A novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system can dramatically reduce the time needed to process abnormal chest X-rays with critical findings -- cutting the average delay from 11 days to less than three days, say researchers.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Filmmakers have freedom of expression on digital platforms: Arshad
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi says digital content platforms have given writers and directors freedom of expression which they do not get in films due to censorship.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Large business team to accompany Ramaphosa to India
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations, will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including a 50-member business team, when he travels to India on January 25-26.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Edgar Wright to helm psychological horror film
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) After delivering a box office hit with "Baby Driver", director Edgar Wright says his next project is a psychological horror-thriller set in London.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indigo flight returns to Lucknow after engine trouble
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Budget airline IndiGo on Tuesday said its flight from Lucknow to Jaipur returned after take-off after the pilot noticed high vibration in the engine.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Amarinder concerned at FCI withdrawal from food grain procurement
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Expressing concern over the Food Corporation of India's gradual withdrawal from procurement of food grains in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to raise the issue with the Centre and seek increase in the Central agency's procurement share.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Gravely injured jackal rescued in Agra
Agra, Jan 22 (IANS) A gravely injured female jackal was on Tuesday rescued by a team of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and Wildlife SOS from Taj Ganj in Agra.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-PM Manmohan Singh completes the #10Yearchallenge post heart surgery
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will complete a decade after a successful heart surgery on Thursday, is the unexpected new entrant on the #10Yearchallenge on social media, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Technology
China's support for coal erodes clean energy leadership: IEEFA
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) China's continued support for coal power across Asia erodes its clean energy leadership, US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Modi will return to power: SNDP
Kollam (Kerala), Jan 22 (IANS) A leading leader of the Hindu Ezhava community in Kerala, Vellapally Natesan, said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to power in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Google restricts apps from using access permission via SMS, calls
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Google has now restricted the use of high-risk and sensitive permissions via SMS and phone calls for apps on PlayStore as part of its recent policy change that now requires apps to be verified manually by the search engine giant.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Kerala art auction raises Rs 3.2 crore for flood relief
Kochi, Jan 22 (IANS) First-ever international live contemporary art auction in Kerala saw all its works getting sold out, said an official on Tuesday and added that the entire Rs 3.2-crore proceeds will be donated to the state government's fund for rebuilding the areas affected by the natural calamity five months ago.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
Ronaldo handed 23-month prison sentence, fined for tax evasion
Madrid, Jan 22 (IANS) A regional Spanish court on Tuesday sentenced former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to 23 months in prison and ordered him to pay a 18.8 million euro ($21.44 million) fine for tax evasion, although the world-renowned football player will not spend time behind bars as prison sentences of less than two years are normally not served in Spain.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Can't be daunted by 300-plus scores in New Zealand: Kohli
Napier, Jan 22 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday said the key for his team will be not to get flustered by 300-plus scores as they begin their limited overs series against New Zealand here on Wednesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
BSF hands over 31 Rohingya Muslims to Tripura Police
Agartala, Jan 22 (IANS) The BSF on Tuesday handed over 31 Rohingya Muslims who were stranded along the India-Bangladesh border since January 18 to the Tripura Police, officials said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kamal Nath may face Karnataka-like consequences: BSP MLA
Damoh (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 22 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Bahujan Samaj Party MLA Rambai Singh has warned that the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the state may face Karnataka-like consequences if she was not made a minister.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
PM misusing public money for BJP propaganda: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misusing public money and government podium to spread the BJP's propaganda and to attack the opposition, the Congress on Tuesday contested the "tall claims" of his government's achievements.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Scindia meets Shivraj in Bhopal
Bhopal, Jan 22 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia met former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the latters residence calling it a goodwill gesture to work in unison with the opposition after a bitterly fought electoral battle last month.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa BJP trying to dissolve Assembly: Congress
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said the ruling BJP was planning to dissolve the Goa Assembly and its senior leaders criticised the fact that the House met for just 16 days in 2018, and now even the upcoming Budget Session has been limited to three days.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
5 arrested with 90 kg of heroin in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Jan 22 (IANS) The Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested five persons in possession of 90 kg heroin with a street value of $5.5 million.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
No citizenship without state's consent under new bill: MHA
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry (MHA) on Tuesday said that under the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, nobody would be granted Indian citizenship without the consent of the respective state government.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
DMK MP urges TN government to admit 108 medical students in government colleges
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) DMK MP R.S.Bharathi on Tuesday sent a representation to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan and other officials to admit 108 students in government medical colleges as per a Madras High Court order.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Meenakshi Group launches $10-million startup fund
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Meenakshi Group, one of India's leading IT Park developers, Tuesday announced the creation of $10-million startup fund called "Meenakshi Multiples" to invest in promising startups.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Cricket fraternity comes together to help ailing Martin
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A host of cricketers, including former India captain Sourav Ganguly, have come together to help former batsman Jacob Martin who is in critical condition following an accident.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
I hate doing roles in my comfort zone: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Thackeray", says he hates taking up roles which do not challenge his range as a performer.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IL&FS time bomb ticks (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) With rating agency CRISIL cutting the creditworthiness of two special purpose vehicles (SPV) of IL&FS citing "heightened risk" of defaults and as the company management takes a new stance on repayments, the multiplicity of a dubious web of SPVs within the entity has once again spooked the markets.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China announces anti-dumping duties on chemical from India, Japan
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) China's Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday that it has decided to impose anti-dumping duties on ortho dichlorobenzene (ODCB) imported from India and Japan from Wednesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India look to start New Zealand tour on a high (Preview)
Napier, Jan 22 (IANS) Riding high on confidence, the Indian team led by Virat Kohli will look to maintain their winning run when they take on hosts New Zealand in the first contest of the five-match ODI rubber at the McLean Park here on Wednesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Congress never had will to end corruption: Modi
Varanasi, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that successive Congress governments since Independence never had the will nor intention to end corruption, but his government has done it in the last four-and-a-half years.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Rs 2 lakh looted from Samba fuel station
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) Robbers looted Rs 2 lakh at gunpoint from a fuel station in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, police said on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai's Sophia College to turn backdrop for LFW finale
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan will be the showstopper for the grand finale of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 at Sophia College here.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Ponting compares Pant with Gilchrist
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) Promising India Test stumper Rishabh Pant's brief but impressive career in red ball cricket has earned him a lot of accolades with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting comparing the Delhi keeper with none other than the legendary Adam Gilchrist.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
IIT Hyderabad researcher to lead air pollution governance study
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) A researcher from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad is leading an air pollution governance study on Indian cities, which is part of a global initiative, it was announced here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Sensex ends 136 points down over growth concerns
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty ended lower on Tuesday in line with global markets over concerns of global growth as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its GDP growth forecasts citing concerns over Sino-US trade tensions.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Passport, visa processes being eased for diaspora Indians
Varanasi, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told overseas Indians that his government is making efforts to ease the processes concerning their social security, passport, visa and PIO and OCI cards and that work is on to issue chip-based e-passports.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
American charged with espionage in Russia found with 'evidence'
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) A US citizen accused of espionage in Russia has been found with "evidence that constitutes state secrets", his lawyer said on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesia to review extremist's release following Australia's objection
Jakarta, Jan 22 (IANS) The Indonesian government said on Tuesday that it would review its decision to release a member of an Islamic extremist group, which was responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, following objections from Australia.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Peru look for 2nd win at SouthAm U-20 (Preview)
Santiago (Chile), Jan 22 (IANS) Peru will try to reinforce the impression they made with their winning debut in the 2019 South American U-20 championship here when they face Paraguay, who have only a point after two matches.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Football
BJP calls EVM row Congress sponsored
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday alleged that the EVM hackathon in London where a US-based self-claimed cyber expert said the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged and that EVMs can be hacked was a "conspiracy" sponsored by the Congress to defame the country's election process.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nissan launches 'Kicks' in India starting at Rs 9.55 lakh
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Automobile major Nissan on Tuesday launched its new SUV "Kicks" in India at an introductory price of Rs 9.55 lakh.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Court nod for Doval defamation suit against Jairam, Caravan
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday took cognizance of a defamation complaint filed by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Vivek Doval against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, The Caravan magazine and an author for publishing a defamatory article against him.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Reliance Nippon Life Asset posts Rs.110 crore net for Q3
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM), asset manager of Reliance Mutual Fund, on Tuesday said it closed the third quarter of the current fiscal with a net profit of about Rs 110 crore.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Working to resolve issues raised in Sebi show cause notice: Raymond
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Textiles major Raymond on Tuesday said it is working with its legal advisors to resolve the issues raised in the show cause notice to the company served by market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Google to verify political ads in India ahead of 2019 polls
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) As India gears up for the Lok Sabha elections, Google on Tuesday announced an updated election ads that will provide comprehensive information about who is purchasing these on Google platforms and how much money is being spent.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Air pollution behind rising unhappiness in China: US study
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Air pollution in China may be contributing to low levels of happiness among the country's urban population, reveal researchers from the US.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kangana Ranaut sports khadi in 'Manikarnika'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who essays the title role in the epic drama "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi", will be seen wearing the heritage Indian fabric Khadi, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Space Kidz India plans to build satellite to do biological experiment in space
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Chennai-based Space Kidz India plans to build a satellite - Vikramsat - to do some biological experiment in space, said a top official.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
'Sonchiriya' release date changed to March 1
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer dacoit drama "Sonchiriya" will now hit the screens on March 1, instead of in February, the makers announced on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BCCI announces monetary rewards for selectors
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced cash rewards to the tune of Rs 20 lakh each for the five-member senior selection committee after the men-in-blue registered historic wins in Tests and ODIs Down Under.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
14 die as ships with Indian crew catch fire off Russia
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) At least 14 people have been killed in a fire that broke out on two Tanzanian-flagged ships, both carrying Indian crew, near the Kerch Strait that separates Crimea and Russia, Crimea Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said on Tuesday. The victims have not been identified yet.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal's contribution to national production has fallen: Shah
Malda (West Bengal), Jan 22 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said the states contribution to national production has come down to 3.3 per cent under her regime as against the figure of 27 per cent just after independence.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
It's important to be responsible: Ajay Devgn on #MeToo
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actors Ajay Devgn and Kajol find it positive that the #MeToo movement has allowed people to open up about their unsavoury experiences and be heard, but the former says it is important for people to know both sides of a story.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tsitsipas defeats Bautista Agut to enter Australian Open semis
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas stunned Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Tuesday to qualify for the Australian Open semi-finals.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
People now believe there is an alternative to BJP: Tharoor (IANS Interview)
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Going by the results of the recent Assembly polls, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor feels the ruling BJP is now in choppy waters across the Hindi belt and people now "genuinely" believe there is an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Collins stuns Pavlyuchenkova to enter Australian Open semis
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) The United States' Danielle Collins entered the semi-finals of her first Australian Open after beating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 7-5 and 6-1 after two hours and a quarter of play.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Li Na to figure in International Tennis Hall of Fame
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) The first ever Chinese Grand Slam Champion, Li Na, will soon be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF).
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Allot land for Indian Oil's textile project: Pradhan to Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to order the allocation of 75 acres of land to Indian Oil for its textile project in Bhadrak for manufacturing polyester yarn.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Indian 'fortune teller' charged with teen sexual assault in Australia
Canberra, Jan 22 (IANS) An 31-year-old Indian man claiming to be a fortune teller has been charged with sexually assaulting a young girl in Australia after offering her a free reading.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
TVS Motor logs Rs 178 cr PAT in Q3
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Co on Tuesday said it closed the third quarter of the current fiscal with 15.5 per cent growth in its net profit at Rs 178.4 crore.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Red Fort closed for visitors Jan 22-31
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In view of the Republic Day function and Bharat Parv 2019, the Red Fort will remain closed for visitors from Tuesday, the government said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Farm loan waivers to raise states' fiscal deficit: India Ratings
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Farm loan waivers and other schemes declared by states will raise their aggregate fiscal deficit next year but will not pose a major risk to their total debt burden, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said in a report.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Amrita Singh may face court battle in property dispute
Dehradun, Jan 22 (IANS) Film actor Amrita Singh and her aunt Tahira Bimbat may have staked claim over 4 acres of prime property in Clement Town area of Dehradun city but they may be in for a long drawn court battle.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
For 9-month tenure, Haryana parties sweat it out in Jind
Jind (Haryana), Jan 22 (IANS) For an Assembly seat in the "Jat" land in Haryana that will have a tenure of just nine months, major political parties are sweating it out apparently with an eye on the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections set for this year.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Gauri & Nainika's new LFW line reflects freedom
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Designer duo Gauri and Nainika, who are coming back from a hiatus to showcase at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019, will feature a line they hope will evoke a sense of freedom.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Designers don't want to dress Bebe Rexha for Grammy Awards
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) The 2019 Grammy Awards are special for singer Bebe Rexha as she has nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. But finding the perfect red carpet dress is becoming hard for her due to her size.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
UP Shia Waqf chief wants all primary madrasas shut
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shut down all primary madrasas across the country to save a majority of the Muslim population from getting affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) terror outfit.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Jan 22 (IANS) Heavy snowfall in the upper reaches of the Himalayas and rains in the lower areas of Uttarakhand on Monday heralded a fresh spell of cold wave in the hill state.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
China cuts down troops in Army by more than 50%
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) China has cut down troops in the world's largest standing Army by more than 50 per cent as part of President Xi Jinping's plans to turn the force into a modern and leaner one.
2019-01-22
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Politics
Citizenship Bill clouds BJP's LS prospects in NE (News Analysis)
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) The mounting opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the northeastern states may derail the BJP's bid to win 21 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the region.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dia Mirza turns make-up artist for brother-in-law's short
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza turned a make-up artist for her brother-in-law Nikhil Sangha's short film that deals with a woman working in the porn industry.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Sharad Yadav refutes merger of LJD with RLSP
Jan 22 (IANS) Loktantarik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday refuted reports of his party's merger with former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP).
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian companies take bold emission reduction targets: CDP report
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Top Indian companies have reaffirmed their commitment to fighting climate change by taking bold emission reduction targets and promoting renewable energy that has put the country on the path to achieving its global commitment well ahead of the Paris Agreement targets.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Pair the right food with wine, vodka
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Winter is the time to plan perfect indoor parties and pair home cooked food with the appropriate alcohol. Experts suggest how.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Secret missile site uncovered in N.Korea
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Experts have revealed an undeclared site that reportedly serves as the headquarters of one of North Koreas ballistic missile programmes, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
BJP calls EVM row Congress sponsored
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday called claims made by a US-based self-claimed cyber expert that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged and the EVMs can be hacked as a "conspiracy" sponsored by the Congress.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sensex down 200 points, Auto stocks shed 1%
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Sensex shed over 200 points during the afternoon trade session on Tuesday over negative global cues.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
British opposition calls for vote on holding second referendum
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Britain's opposition Labour Party said the House of Commons should be able to vote on whether to hold a second referendum in an amendment it submitted to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit update.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Indian-origin man jailed in Singapore for bomb hoax call
Singapore, Jan 22 (IANS) An Indian-origin man has been jailed for four months over 2004 hoax call about a bomb at the house of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
8 die as mini truck plunges into gorge
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) At least eight persons were killed and several others injured when a mini truck in which they were travelling plunged into a gorge in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Tuesday, police said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cryptomining impacted 37% organisations worldwide in 2018
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) While ransomware attacks declined in 2018, cryptominers dominated the malware landscape and impacted 37 per cent organisations worldwide, Israel-based cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point Software Technologies said in a report here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Technology
Madhya Pradesh farmers hopeful of being 'debt-free' as loan waiver scheme kicks-off (IANS Special)
Bhopal, Jan 22 (IANS) A week after the launch of the loan waiver scheme in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress government claims 19.54 lakh farmers have filed their applications in the six days till Sunday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Enterprises must be prepared for mega cyber attacks: Check Point CEO
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) The world is on the brink of facing mega cyber attacks and the enterprises need to be prepared more than ever before, a top executive of Israel-based cybersecurity solution provider Check Point Software Technologies said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
India to issue chip-based e-passport: Modi
Varanasi, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said work is on to issue chip-based e-passports to Indian citizens under a centralized passport system.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
States, UTs told to respond to proposed law on custodial torture
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed states and union territories (UTs) to file their responses to the Centre's proposed law on curbing custodial torture and death.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Juventus cruise against last-place Chievo
Turin (Italy), Jan 22 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo failed to convert a penalty but his Juventus side topped relegation-bound Chievo 3-0 to go 9 points clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Apple employees donated $125 mn in charity in 2018
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Keeping up with the ongoing Martin Luther King Day celebrations, Apple announced that as part of its "Giving" programme, the amount donated by its employees in 2018 to help non-profit organisations globally exceeded $125 million with over 250,000 hours of volunteer work.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Technology
People still get moved by Anuradha Paudwal's performances, says son Aditya
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) It has been a while since singer Anuradha Paudwal lent her voice to Bollywood films. But her son Aditya Paudwal, a music arranger and producer, says the singer, who now focuses more on devotional music, is still able to move people through her performances.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Government devises mechanism to check farmers' exploitation by custom hiring centres
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The revelation that many Custom Hiring Centres (CHC) are not transferring to farmers in north India the benefits of the subsidy on renting agricultural machinery to avoid burning of post-harvest stubble has forced the government to devise a mechanism to keep a tab on them.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Centre insists on faster resolution of IL&FS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The government on Tuesday called for a faster resolution of the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) crisis as it took stock of the ground covered so far.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Eibar clobber Espanyol 3-0
Eibar (Spain), Jan 22 (IANS) Eibar climbed to 11th place in LaLiga with a 3-0 victory over Espanyol, the first win for the hosts since they thrashed Real Madrid by the same score on November 24.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Akbar case: Court to decide on Ramani on Jan 29
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday said it will decide on January 29 whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani or not in the defamation case filed by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
10 die as ships with Indian crew catch fire off Russia
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed in a fire that broke out on two ships, both carrying Indian crew, near the Kerch Strait that separates Crimea and Russia, emergency officials said. The victims have not been identified yet.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madhavan's painfully long transformation for 'Rocketry...'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan says getting the look of scientist and aerospace engineer S. Nambi Narayanan for "Rocketry - The Nambi Effect" was a "painfully long" process.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
5G 'innovation park' launched in China
Hangzhou (China), Jan 22 (IANS) An "innovation park" centering on fifth-generation (5G) technology has come up in Hangzhou, capital of China's Zhejiang province.
2019-01-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
'Photograph' to release on March 8
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Ritesh Batra's upcoming film "Photograph" is slated to hit the silver screen on March 8.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Entertainment industry is run by a glamorous mafia: Pahlaj Nihalani
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) "Rangeela Raja", Pahlaj Nihalani-backed comeback vehicle for Govinda, did not open well. Nihalani says it is because his film did not get the theatres required as the entertainment industry is run by a "glamorous mafia".
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IPS officer's brother among 3 militants killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Three militants, including the brother of an IPS officer, were killed and a soldier injured on Tuesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BenQ launches 4K home cinema projectors in India
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics company BenQ on Tuesday launched two new 4K home cinema projectors -- "W2700" and "W5700" -- with CinematicColor technology, projector-optimised HDR-PRO support and individual factory colour calibration in India.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mamata's opposition rally not enough to elevate her as face of opposition (News Analysis)
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went all out to bring leaders of 23 opposition parties on one stage and launched a stinging attack against the Narendra Modi regime at her 'United India Rally', political analysts said it might not be enough to catapult her as the prime face of anti-BJP politics as her party lacks a national presence.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tokyo court again rejects Ghosn's bail plea
Tokyo, Jan 22 (IANS) A court that is hearing the case of ousted Nissan president Carlos Ghosn once again rejected his bail plea on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
US to formally request Huawei CFO's extradition soon: Canada
Ottawa, Jan 22 (IANS) The US will soon make a formal request for the extradition of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who has been accused of helping the firm dodge US sanctions on Iran, according to the Canadian government.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Thousands pay homage to Tumakuru seer
Tumakuru (Karnataka), Jan 22 (IANS) Thousands of people from across Karnataka have paid homage to the 111-year-old seer Shivakumara Swami at the Siddaganga Mutt on the town's outskirts, said an official on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Religion
New Google policy to reveal political ad-spend in India
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) As India gears up for the Lok Sabha elections, Google on Tuesday announced an updated election ads policy that will provide comprehensive information about who is purchasing them on Google platforms and how much money is being spent.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Chris Brown investigated for alleged rape in Paris
Paris, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown has again landed himself in trouble with the law after being accused of rape in Paris.
2019-01-22
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fungus infestation of high-yielding sugarcane variety leads to hunt for new strain
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The famed Co-0238 high-yielding sugarcane variety that has placed India on the verge of becoming the world's largest sugar producer has run into trouble due to a 'Red Rot' infestation, forcing the government to hunt for a new strain to check a possible slump in output in the coming years.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
'Kisser' tag started becoming hindrance in my life: Actor Emraan Hashmi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Be it "Murder" or "Aashiq Banaya Aapne", films in Emraan Hashmi's early days in Bollywood saw him lock lips in multiple films. This led him to get the 'serial kisser' tag, which he says became a hindrance in his career after a certain time.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
'Photograph' to release on March 8
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Ritesh Batra's upcoming film "Photograph" is slated to hit the silver screen on March 8.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP accuses TMC of vandalising posters ahead of Shah's rally
Malda (West Bengal), Jan 22 (IANS) The West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers of vandalising posters and decorative gates ahead of party chief Amit Shah's rally here.
2019-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ryan Reynolds cancels surgery to promote 'Deadpool 2' in China
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds cancelled surgery on his arm to fly to China and charm "Deadpool" fans in Beijing ahead of the franchise's unexpected theatrical debut in the country.
2019-01-22
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ships carrying Indian crew catch fire off Russia, 10 killed
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed in a fire that broke out onboard two ships, both carrying Indian crew, near the Kerch Strait that separates Crimea and Russia, according to emergency officials.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police sources said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Green activists to build a Taj with plastic/polythene waste in Agra
Agra, Jan 22 (IANS) Green activists will attempt to construct a Taj Mahal with plastic and polythene waste at the Etmauddaula viewpoint park on the Yamuna river here.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Bob Marley's granddaughter thinking of 'entering political office' in Jamaica
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley's granddaughter Donisha Prendergast feels she is political by virtue of being a part of the Rastafari movement and a voice for reggae. She says maybe one day, she will officially enter "some kind of a political office" in her home country, Jamaica. As of now, she will continue to use art and voice as politics.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sun Phrama stocks jump 5% after clarifications
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Drug major Sun Phrama's shares gained over 5 per cent during Tuesday's morning trade session after clarifications by the company on various issues including its dealing with Suraksha Realty.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kohli named captain of both ICC Test, ODI Teams of the Year
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli was on Tuesday named captain of both the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test and ODI Teams of the Year following his remarkable show in 2018 both as batsman and skipper.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Iraqi scientist helped IS make chemical weapons
Baghdad, Jan 22 (IANS) An Iraqi scientist has claimed that he supervised the manufacture of lethal toxins for the Islamic State (IS) terror group for a period of 15 months, The Washington Post reported.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Iraq,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Rains lash Delhi, air improves to 'moderate'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Winter chills returned to Delhi as incessant rains accompanied by strong winds lashed the national capital through the night and on Tuesday causing the mercury to dip several notches.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Decimated by Xiaomi-led tsunami, Indian smartphone makers toil to survive (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Once the darling of Indian smartphone users, desi brands like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Intex and few others have nearly been decimated by affordable-yet-powerful devices from the Chinese vendors that have flooded both online and offline channels.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
I'm proud of scaring millions of kids: 'Goosebumps' author R.L. Stine (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) R.L. Stine never imagined he'd carve out a successful future for himself by writing a horror book series, which he started by accident. The "Goosebumps" creator says he is proud of spreading chills and thrills among children, and helping youngsters develop a reading habit.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Mexico pipeline blast toll reaches 91
Mexico City, Jan 22 (IANS) The death toll from the explosion of a gasoline pipeline in Mexico's Hidalgo state, has increased to 91, an official said.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
White hills in Himachal, tourists make merry
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh capital and picturesque Manali and Dalhousie on Tuesday witnessed more snow that snapped road links, however, tourists made merry by hurling snowballs at one another.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Widespread rainfall in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Widespread rainfall was experienced in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday. Temperatures are likely to fall further due to snowfall in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, the Met said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in two years
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Two years after taking the oath of office, US President Donald Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims, according to The Washington Post's database.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Heavy rain, snow lash J&K
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Incessant rain in Jammu division and light to moderate fresh snowfall in the Kashmir Valley occurred on Tuesday as the Met forecast improvement from Wednesday onwards.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Total Dhamaal' looks depressingly crass
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) For the boys "and I mean 60-year-old Anil Kapoor, 50-year-old Ajay Devgn", and the rest who are seen behaving like retarded juvenile delinquents let loose in a zoo "Total Dhamaal" must be fun.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Greenland ice melt reaching 'tipping point': Study
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Climate change is causing Greenland's massive ice sheets to melt much faster than previously thought, a new study has found, adding that it may be "too late" to do anything about it.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Sensex down 130 points minutes after opening in green
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The S&P BSE Sensex declined around 130 points minutes after opening on a positive note on Tuesday, tracking weakness in the major Asian markets.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Bikini hiker' freezes to death after ravine fall
Taipei, Jan 22 (IANS) A Taiwanese hiker, known for posting her bikini selfies from summits conquered, has died after falling into a 65-feet deep ravine during a solo trek.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook, Twitter face action over legal violations in Russia
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) Accusing Facebook and Twitter of defying the law of the land, the Russian government has opened legal proceedings against the social media giants for not complying to local data protection laws.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
People know about you even if you aren't on Facebook
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) It does not matter if you are on Facebook or not - or have just deleted your social media presence. Your friends are constantly leaking your privacy to others, reveals a significant study.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Russian singer cancels US tour after not reaching testimony deal with Mueller, Congress
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) A Russian singer who initiated the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with US President Donald Trump's campaign members, has cancelled his upcoming tour to America after failing to reach a testimony deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Congress.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gunfight in J&K
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) A gunfight between security forces and militants began on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police sources said.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ex-diplomats, scholars urge China's Xi to release detained Canadians
Ottawa, Jan 22 (IANS) More than a hundred former diplomats, academics and activists have written an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping calling for the immediate release of two Canadians detained in Beijing, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Canada,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Anurag Basu working on dark comic anthology
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Basu's next has four different stories set in an Indian metro. Actors like Abhishek Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao will star in the dark comic anthology.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Avalanche hits Jawahar tunnel, Jammu-Srinagar highway closed
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Tuesday following landslides and snowfall and reports of an avalanche hitting the highway in the Jawahar Tunnel area. A team has been rushed to take stock.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Google Doodle honours Noble Laureate Lev Landau
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Google Doodle on Tuesday honoured Soviet theoretical physicist and Noble Laureate Lev Davidovich Landau, who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research into liquid helium's behaviour at extremely low temperatures.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Bangla Qawwali to enthrall White Rann visitors
Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Bangla Qawwali by Murshidabadi Project will be an unique feature at the three day 'Songs On White Sand' (SOWS) festival in Gujarat's famous Rann of Kutch beginning January 25.
2019-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Paris miffed with Rome over Africa 'colonisation' remarks
Paris, Jan 22 (IANS) France has summoned Italy's ambassador after the Italian Deputy Prime Minister accused the French of exploiting Africa and fuelling migration.
2019-01-22
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Chinese shares open lower; yuan weakens
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.03 per cent to open at 2,609.64 points.
2019-01-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
6.2-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia
Jakarta, Jan 22 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale rocked East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia on Tuesday, but was not potential for tsunami, the country's meteorology and geophysics agency said.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
I'd ruin my life if I cheated on my wife: Russell Brand
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Comedian Russell Brand says he won't ever cheat his wife Laura Gallacher.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
French defence minister warns of fresh arms race
Paris, Jan 22 (IANS) French Defence Minister Florence Parly has said the global strategic context is "tough, violent and moving" and the arms race has "well and truly recovered".
2019-01-22
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Politics
Pompeo, Turkish FM hold talks on Syria
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has held a telephonic conversation with his Turkish counterpart over the situation in Syria, the State Department said in a statement.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Migrants, refugees in Europe vulnerable to diseases: WHO
Geneva, Jan 22 (IANS) Migrants and refugees may be susceptible to non-communicable and communicable, as well as chronic diseases due to poverty or change of lifestyle to less physical activity and healthy food, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Egyptian, Russian FMs discuss, bilateral regional issues
Cairo, Jan 22 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have discussed bilateral and regional issues in a phone call.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy
German minister optimistic about avoiding hard Brexit
Berlin, Jan 22 (IANS) German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has said he is optimistic that a hard Brexit could be avoided.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Politics
26 killed in oil tanker-bus collision in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) At least 26 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and a truck carrying fuel in Pakistan, officials said.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pompeo discusses N.Korea with Seoul, Tokyo
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The US State Department has said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a telephonic conversation with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts, agreeing on the goal of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
US dollar weakens as global growth worries linger
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The US dollar weakened slightly amid lingering worries about a global slowdown.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Global economic growth to remain at 3% in 2019-2020: UN
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) The global economy will continue to grow at a steady pace of around 3 per cent in 2019 and 2020 amid signs that global growth has peaked, the UN has said.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Mexico pipeline explosion toll rises to 89
Mexico City, Jan 22 (IANS) The death toll from a gas pipeline explosion in the Mexican town of Tlahuelilpan has climbed to 89, a senior official said on Monday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No quick progress expected in peace talks with Japan: Kremlin
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) As the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nears, the Kremlin on Monday said a peace treaty is unlikely to be signed over a territorial dispute between the two countries.
2019-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Karnataka's 111-year-old seer dead, 3-day mourning announced
Tumakuru (Karnataka), Jan 22 (IANS) Karnataka's 111-year-old revered seer, Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt here, the most influential leader of the Lingayat community, died on Monday following protracted illness.
2019-01-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
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

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